12 Outrageously Delicious Hot Dog Toppings   

Summer is here. It’s time to do what men do: grill meat. That often includes some hot dogs, which is good because the hot dog is almost universally liked, generally fits anywhere on the grill, and is idiot proof. C’mon, has anyone ever messed up a hot dog on the grill? Here’s the best part […]
       

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          AleSmith Brewed a Beer in Honor of Sublime   

Do you cry when your dog runs away? Get angry at the bills you have to pay? How about when your mom smokes pot? No? Perfect! Keep on chillin’ and crack one of these bad boys while you do. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Sublime’s “40oz. to Freedom,” AleSmith Brewing Co. brewed  40oz. […]
       

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          How to Make Cocktails from Famous Movies   

Binging with Babish does a great job feeding us movie meals, but until now, we haven’t had anything to drink with them. If we’re going just by his channel that is. In this video, we get a whole bunch of cocktail recipes, all different and all delicious. The first one is the White Russian, as […]
       

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          Strauss Troy Files Class Action Lawsuit against Tyson Foods, Inc.   
On December 2, 2016, Strauss Troy filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all purchasers of Tyson Foods, Inc. (“Tyson” or the “Company”) (NYSE:TSN).  The Complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on behalf of investors who purchased shares in Tyson during the period from November ...Read More
          The Ember Mug Lets You Pick the Perfect Temperature for You Coffee   

Coffee is generally served at a crotch-scalding and definitely too hot to drink temperature of around 160°F, while the average preferred drinking temperature is somewhere around 135°F. Letting it cool without it getting so cold you can’t enjoy the entire cup is normally an issue, but it doesn’t have to be with the Ember Temperature Control Mug. […]
       

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          Feuer Goes After Carl’s Jr. for Wage Theft   
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Monday that he is taking legal action against the Carl’s Jr. fast-food chain for alleged wage theft. The company is accused of failing to pay 37 workers at seven of its Los Angeles locations the minimum wage of $10.50 per hour from July through December of last year. […]

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          Probiotic beer created at Singapore university has 'commercial potential'   

Researchers in Singapore who have created a probiotic beer are on the lookout for industry partners to launch the product to consumers. Under the supervision of Associate Professor Liu Shao Quan from the National University of Singapore Food Science and Technology Programme, student Chan Mei Zhi Alcine has spent nine months creating a recipe that achieves the optimal count of live probiotics in the beer.


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With summer here, restaurants all over town are offering deals on food and drinks. Here are some happy hour and dining events around the city.…

           Problems of diseases on marine fish and prawn farming in India    
Nammalwar, P and Thangaraj, T (1980) Problems of diseases on marine fish and prawn farming in India. Seafood Export Journal, 12 (12). pp. 9-12.
          Licence suspended   
HATSINGIMARI, June 30 - In exercise of power conferred under clause 15 (1) of the Assam Public Distribution of Articles Order, 1982 u/s 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Southsalmara Mankachar district as the licensing authority of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Branch has suspended the Sub -Wholesale licence bearing No HSLC 5/88/DS -1 of M/s Dakhin Salmara GPSS Ltd for violating clause No 11, 18 & 20 of the said Act and the terms and conditions of the licence, until further orders.
           Food and feeding habits of Penaeus semisulcatus De Haan at Mandapam    
Thomas, M M (1980) Food and feeding habits of Penaeus semisulcatus De Haan at Mandapam. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 27 (1&2). pp. 130-139.
           Food and feeding habits of Pennahia Macrophthalmus Bleeker at Visakhapatnam    
Rao, T Appa (1980) Food and feeding habits of Pennahia Macrophthalmus Bleeker at Visakhapatnam. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 27 (1&2). pp. 61-65.
          Tell Us Which Project You ♥ the Most   
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Release the fireworks! A long weekend of American celebration is upon us! But before we grab our stars, stripes and fun summer foods, we are sharing this week's top projects from our project gallery. Check out a modern take on Disney (for twins!), a big boy room all about garbage trucks (with none of the garbage!) and two summer parties that scream "It's summertime!" [...]


          Restaurant Hub Launches Takeaway Offering   
Press Release – Restaurant Hub Restaurant Hub Launches Takeaway Offering Friday, 30 June 2017 Restaurant Hub has expanded its offering, following the success of its existing restaurant search and booking website , developing a takeaway option that allows for food to be delivered …Restaurant Hub Launches Takeaway Offering Friday, 30 June 2017 – Restaurant Hub […]
          Expera Introduces Prepera Food Processing Papers   
As a leader of innovative solutions in the specialty paper industry, Expera has continued to customize its line of food packaging and processing papers with its newly launched brand Prepera™ Food Processing Papers.

As a leader of innovative solutions in the specialty paper industry, Expera has continued to customize its line of food packaging and processing papers with its newly launched brand Prepera™ Food Processing Papers.


          6/30/17 The Sean Salisbury Show Hour 1   
Sean, Brian and Robin talk food preferences, discuss NBA free agency beginning tomorrow, and wrap up yesterday’s daily poll. Also included is today’s daily poll.
          June 30, 2017: Ethan Goes Easy on Holiday Weekend Foods   
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          ‘The Chew’ to return to EPCOT Food & Wine Festival in 2017   

For the last two years, the filming of episodes of the lifestyle talk show format series “The Chew” has been a popular addition to the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Now the show is returning for a third year to record October 4-6 against the park’s iconic Spaceship Earth...

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          Tri-story food and entertainment development planned near Alamo Brewery (slideshow)   
A trio of entrepreneurs has begun work on a new development that will replace a vacant lot immediately east of downtown San Antonio with a new entertainment destination that will blend the city’s growing culinary scene with live music and other events. The planned Brooklyn StrEat Food Park project will house multiple food trucks anchored by a multi-level structure featuring a roof-top terrace built to accommodate live music acts, as well as other entertainment and community events. “We want…

          GM/HBC Clerk (11065) Starbucks - Albertsons - Bakersfield, CA   
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          Between Then and Now   
Image by Natalie Gunawan at her Farm in Melbourne Suburbia

It's been almost six months since I last blog, and this morning I thought to myself if I don't start again then I would forever lose my interest in lady macaron...and there are a lot of macaron bakers these days in Jakarta but you know what gotta stay true to yourself right...

Two of my closest friends, Revka & Putri with Minami whom I just met this week.
Work has been fun, intense, and has its up and downs but most of the time is really FUN/ no joke. I had my first year anniversary at work on the 21st of October, didn't really celebrate it but I had some terrifying thoughts of what I've achieved in the past year and whether this has all been worth it. Now that I'm slowly writing and contemplating my thoughts...let's see...

One of the things I love to do is exercise, and sweat it all out. It keeps me sane and it really does lift my moody mood 'slightly'. As strange as it may look I run around the pool in my ghetto 80s aerobic get-up every morning. Bikram Yoga is also a luxury and when you have the time, DO IT!

As much as my conscience is oppose to what I do at work, I am having a blast...it whispers at night, asking me why am I doing this when my passion since I was growing up is making beautiful clothes..designing, finding inspirations, and being alone in a studio...cutting fabrics, jotting down ideas and befriending my own thoughts... So you might ask what is it that I actually do at work?

Halloween Sunday Food Market at Potato Head outdoor patio.

The university of Potato Head as my mom calls it, when you graduate out of it, then you can practically conquer anything the world kicks back at ya! It is a Restaurant & Bar in Jakarta and it's one of the best place in town for cocktail, food, ambiance and everything else in one cool capsule. My second home...as I tell the occasional strangers and friends who frequently ask me "Are you here everyday? everyday??!!! really EVERDAY???!!!!

This is an example of our flyer, we have a graphic team who designed the image, but all the context and ideas all comes from Potato Head.

My morning routine usually starts with me walking in to the bar- straight to the end of the bench, put my laptop on the round table, my bags down and mobile phone next to my mac. I checked the reservations for today, see if all the promotional flyers we currently have are on display on each and every tables. Then off I check my emails again... Although my business card says Public Relation Manager, I also manage our internal events with my tight-knit team and our director is very much involved in all the initial ideas right on through the implementations. As anyone successful in their profession would say communication is essential and I can't agree more. Used to be my biggest challenge as I tend to keep things inside emotionally and not let everyone worry or get stressed out but in the end it didn't help much...

This is Glass Candy performing Live at Potato Head on Saturday Nov. 6th. Ida No and Johnny Jewel of Glass Candy/Chromatics rocks! The most down to earth guy and Ida No danced her spirit away...They're a cool band I think, very psychedelic and different than the mainstream, however I find the music market here is either categorized as the indie young kids or the older types who goes for David Foster and friends...I still haven't figured out what the "yuppies" are into, and it's a challenge to bring artists here that would appeal to Potato Head young adult audience. Or perhaps they just don't care?

Since I love to write, I do most of the writing for the promotional flyers, I'm not an experienced copywriter, I have no background in professional writing, but fortunately I have a very good boss who is very articulate and checks what I write, corrects them and revise things to sound more edgy and appropriate. I make sure they are printed on time to be distributed and we do a big event check list to make sure when the artists come to town we are prepared for the big day. Why I'm still doing what I'm doing is because you get an instant self gratification when the event that your team and yourself spend so much on preparing and promoting does very well. It's jam packed, our guests are enjoying the music, cocktails, food, ambiance and at the end of the day you know it is a successful event and judged by the target sales the restaurant achieved. If I go back to being a fashion designer, there's an indefinite process of being shelled in a studio, spending similar long hours on a collection/project and at the end of the show can you really tell that the audience will love it, buy them and stocks them in their boutique. Do I want to go back living my days running around town looking for fabrics, chasing my tailor, going back and forth perfecting the right cut and at the end of the day will they sell? and it all comes down to how much do I want all that back...

This is the plan of what the shop one fine day will look like. With installations, pop up projects, artist exhibitions, and challenging the classic notion of the shopper experience. A gallery, a shared space or just a cool boutique all in one. Emotion is a big thing for me, to feel all your senses juxtaposing in all directions when you enter the space, intimidated, awed and shocked. Surprised, happy and sad.

I still have so much to learn from Potato Head, as I said I have not graduated yet, it is still a learning process and I love love love everyone at work. Why would I quit now when there are still so many things I can challenge myself, give myself more responsibilities, test my strength and lead a bigger team...Potato Head has open doors for me, I've been introduced to so many people in different genres of music, art and fashion. It's been whirlwind year, and people say I work too much, maybe sometimes I do and I need to spend more time alone and go out with my friends more often. Hopefully by getting back to writing here I can balance my life more productively and emotionally.

This is Potato Head Beach Club Bali, my brother and his partner current BIG PROJECT. A massive space with three restaurants, bars and a basement concept store (MY SECRET PROJECT). Measuring 150sqm the shop will sell everything from fashion to furniture. Think Merci in Paris, Corso Como in Italy and Anthropologie in LA. Yes that is my personal aim that it will be a shopper destination in Bali promoting Indonesian designers and produce.

So you might ask me now, am I happy, I don't know, am I enjoying my job, yes I am...isn't there a quote that goes something like if a man does not love his job than it is the saddest thing in the world...or what makes life worth living if a man does not love his job....and I could only use my brother as the perfect example. His work is his life, they embodies his spirit, joy, excitement, sadness, all the five senses and he lives for his work. And because they are all his passions and hobbies, everyone always tell me that "Oh your brother never works, or he should start doing some real job" and gosh I can tell you I hear that almost every day. But you know what now that I think about it, he doesn't need to show that he 'works' the conventional way to people because he only has himself and God to prove and the results is proven at the end of the day.

So salut to him and his partner who I have the utmost respect...and what I can only advise to you and myself having doubts at work is...


To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. Pearl S. Buck.

My fountain of youth is having smoother skin and slimmer figure then I can say I am truly happy...ha ha ha


          Canelés pour amis mignons   

Canelés pour amis mignons
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Sunday Food Market at Potato Head 2 May....oh la la

          Red&White Tent   

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          An Activist Investor Made Hain Celestial Group Inc. Stock Jump 11% Today: Here's What's Important   
News that Engaged Capital had taken a 10% stake in the organic and natural food seller has the market excited.
          Rainbow Cheesecake Fruit Pizza   

I’m in full blown summer mode, and I might be a little out of control! I can’t seem to stop myself from constantly buying all the produce in sight. And of course that means I’m overbuying every single week. But today along with this recipe I have a tip for what to do with that extra produce. Every week as ... Read More

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          Primul Street Food Summit din România va avea loc la Cluj-Napoca   

Primul Street Food Summit din România are loc la Cluj-Napoca în data de 8 iulie de la ora 11:00 la Crush Wine Bar (Strada Victor Deleu, nr 1), unde va fi invitat celebrul Chris...

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           Ishiuchi Pennon / CAPD    

Ishiuchi Penon is a complex commercial facility that revolves around eating, living and learning about food, beauty, interior and other lifestyle-related shops, pop-up shops, events, classrooms, and other creative abilities that nurture the senses and enrich their minds.


          Automotivedrivingbelt models for absolutely altered operations   
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Conveyor systems are absolutely approved afterwards attributable to the abounding allowances they offer. One of the greatest advantages of agent systems is absolutely the automation of abstracts moving. Therefore beneath artisan handling, consistent in beneath absurdity or added productivity, appreciably beneath basal assurance fears, abbreviation plan expenses. However, this may aswell aftereffect in appreciably beneath chiral roles. The operated manually duties apropos to acrimonious up and alteration however, are in actuality replaced with a claim for added accomplished technicians that are alleged aloft in adjustment to accomplish the complete conveyors, accustomed that the majority of agent systems commonly are not absolutely automated, and in abounding cases some of those which are would charge the accepted administration of workers to authorize assurance added optimum all-embracing performance.

Colored accept straps are the appraisement affairs usually called for a lot of angry styles and angry techniques. It is accomplished to accept a ambition to accomplish towards, and if you accept able difficult and you accomplish that arise next atramentous belt you appointment a faculty of success. But, there are some out there that just appointment that the accomplished Elastic Timing Belt appraisement affairs in accepted has just gone downhill, or is at atomic a far cry from the times if Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee endemic the angry styles cine screen. If anyone was a atramentous belt you knew they had plan out difficult for years, and was mentally arduous and in actuality fit.

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          Price Drop: Fun English Songs: Lehrreiche Musik & Lieder, mit denen Kinder die englische Sprache lernen können   
Fun English Songs: Lehrreiche Musik & Lieder, mit denen Kinder die englische Sprache lernen können
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Musik und Sprache gehen Hand in Hand. Sing in einfachem Englisch und teste deine musikalischen Fähigkeiten mit diesen zehn Musikspielen von Studycat. Lerne Farben in “A Purple Cat” oder Fahrzeuge in “What can fly?”. Tippe in der Zeit auf die Wörter und hole dir viele Punkte! Englisch lernen ist einfach, denn diese Lieder machen Spaß. Witzige Englische Lieder ist… Eine Reihe von zehn total originellen Liedern von Studycat. Jedes Lied ist ein interaktives Rhythmus- und Fähigkeitenspiel, mit dem du englische Grundkenntnisse lernen kannst. Enthält: Zehn interaktive Sing- und Rhythmus-Spiele • Das Farbenlied - "A Purple Cat" • Das Tierlied - "Animals Up There" • Das Zahlenlied - "Space Numbers" • Das Essenslied - "The Mood for Food" • Das Fahrzeuglied - "What Can Fly?" • Das Körperlied - "He Has Two Hands" • Das Obstlied - "Fruity Tune" • Das Kleidungslied - "The Pig's Dress" • Das Hauslied - "My Amazing House" • Das Meerestierelied - "A Whale is Bigger" WICHTIG: Fun English Songs sind auch in unserer App Fun English verfügbar. Wenn du Fun English bereits gekauft hast, kaufe diese App bitte nicht. Über uns Wir lernen durch Spielen! Das gilt vor allem für Kinder und das Lernen von Sprachen. Sprachlehrer auf der ganzen Welt wissen, dass Spiele die schnellste Art sind, anderen etwas beizubringen. Die Spiele müssen fantasievoll und sehr abwechslungsreich sein. Unsere Apps wurden so gestaltet, dass sie Lernanfängern eine wachsende Vielfalt an Spielen bieten, die ihre natürl...
          The Martian by Andy Weir   
This is a tale of raw, basic survival in a rough terrain. One man, abandoned on Mars.

We read this for the library's book discussion, and many readers were surprised by how much they liked it. It's more about science than about science-fiction. There aren't ray guns and alien life forms; instead it's about one human surviving because he knows how to do advanced chemistry.

Mark Watney isn't about to give up, despite insurmountable odds. Not enough water? Chemistry! Not enough food? Botany! No communication? Rocks!

I have seen the Matt Damon movie, and it's very good. It's not quite the same, but honestly both stand up pretty well on their own (or even in comparison).

I highly recommend this one, even if you're not into advanced science and especially if you don't enjoy sci-fi. It's a captivating story, and you don't have to understand every formula to understand what a creative thinker the character (hell - the author!) is to persevere in these situations.
          Price Drop: iBless Food   
iBless Food
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iBless Food is a handy, on-the-go guide to the Hebrew blessings recited before and after eating. * Instantly look up the correct blessings for hundreds of different foods * View, hear, and learn the blessings recited before and after eating, including Birkat Ha-Mazon, the Grace after Meals * Test your knowledge of the blessings with a quick quiz!
          [章小Z]:啸月 抹茶 - POCO美食社区(http://food.poco.cn/)   

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           More Brits have no money to spare at the end of the month    
The proportion of people who said they had money left after paying for all essentials such as food and bills fell to 80 per cent in May from 84 per cent the previous month.
           Leon founder talks about bold expansion programme    
A new deal with Roadchef will see two Leon restaurants open at service stations on the M4 and M5, we speak to the healthy fast food chains founder John Vincent.
          NEWS: Don’t feed wild animals, Nunavut government says   
Foxes can be cute, but you’re better off not feeding them. That because, among other things, they can transmit rabies, which has recently been detected in Igloolik. And the Government of Nunavut says it’s also against the law in Nunavut, under the territory’s wildlife act, to feed wild animals. A GN advisory says feeding wild animals can also have “very negative impacts on their wellbeing, including the potential of death. “It can cause them to become human-dependent for food, which
          Associate Production Supervisor - USA-MN-Austin   
Job DescriptionKelly Services is currently seeking Associate Production Supervisors for a local food production company. We have one in Austin, MN and in Algona, IAJob Purpose: Ensures the successful ...
          Top Ranked Intimate Brands Outperform All Major Financial Indices in Profit Growth and Revenue Growth over Past 10 Years   

MBLM Releases Brand Intimacy 2015 Report, Which Reveals Apple Takes First Place While Harley Davidson, Amazon and Whole Foods Rank Among the Top 10 Most Intimate Brands

(PRWeb October 07, 2015)

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          Community Mobilization Assistant Position At Action Against Hunger   

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below: Job Title: Community Mobilization Assistant Location: Maiduguri, Borno Job Summary The Community Mobilization Assistant will report to the […]

Community Mobilization Assistant Position At Action Against Hunger


          Business Support Assistant Job Vacancy At The United Nations World Food Programme   

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, […]

Business Support Assistant Job Vacancy At The United Nations World Food Programme


          Jeff Bezos: Amazon's Whole Foods deal has 4 'dreamy' enticements   
How Whole Foods fits in with Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos' four-factor acquisition strategy.

          Comment on Ask Abel by Amber   
Haven't been able to look at your plan just yet w busy little ones. My only question is do you have a meal by meal plan I follow. I Love working out! I will do weights and outdoor cardio till pigs fly. But I do struggle with proper foods. Love healthy foods but on days where I don't prep. Eeek😉
          Comment on Ask Abel by Brian Hint   
Hi Abel, I’ve listened to many of your podcasts, read your book, subscribed to Fatburningman.com, and been following your diet (which I love) for nearly 4 months now. I’ve never been overweight, but I’ve always had a few extra pounds on my waist that’s never come off, that is, until now. I generally have more energy throughout the day and I feel great about the foods I’m putting in my body and my family’s bodies as well. It costs a little more to get the organic grass fed food, but I figure better to pay now than later. So thank you. You’ve made a small investment on your website turn into a huge investment in myself and my family. Now, we all know you and your guests discuss how saturated fat can be your friend, and there are those in the media who’ve tried to push other un-healthy options upon us for profit, but my wife and I recently came across an article about the dangers of coconut oil. Since I follow your recipes, and they include coconut oil, I’d be curious to find our your take on this study. Is this propaganda for big food companies, or should I be concerned for my health? Look forward to your opinion.
          You can win local art in the Celebrate Summer Giveaway, now through July 14   


[embed-1]If you're like us you follow local artists religiously because you know that some day, somehow, said artists will feature their pieces at a discount, or, heck, even give them away. Lucky for us, today local artist Raven Roxanne announced a giveaway in which she partners with fellow Charlestonians Proud Mary textiles, NYC's Lizzie Fortunato jewelry, food delivery company Daily Harvest, and framing group Simply Framed.

All told, the goods are a $2,000 value, featuring a framed Roxanne painting, Proud Mary clutch and tunic, a pair of Lizzie Fortunato silk tassel earrings, and 12 organic smoothie cups from Daily Harvest. more…


          Meals on Wheels Program Assistant - Marion-Polk Food Share/Meals on Wheels - Salem, OR   
Required license or certification:. This position is 20-25 hours per week and does require a vehicle, auto insurance and a clean driving record as they will... $14.50 an hour
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          Cashier/Checker - WinCo Foods - Salem, OR   
Food Handlers Certification (Per State Laws). Consistently provides world class customer service to internal and external customers by processing customer...
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          6/30/2017: BUSINESS THIS WEEK: Aldi invests €60m in revamp   
The German discount grocer Aldi is investing €60 million in a reboot of its Irish stores format, in a rollout known internally as Project Fresh. Central to the plan is an expansion of its selection of fresh foods, such as fruit and vegetables, by...
          Mejerigaarden i Thisted køber Hjem-Is   
Lettiske Food Union Group, der ejer danske Mejerigaarden i Thisted som de fleste danskere om bedre kender som Premier Is, har købt landskendte Hjem-Is, der sælger is "til døren" overalt i Danmark.
          6/30/2017: BUSINESS NEWS: Seafood sector records growth of over 7%   
Ireland’s seafood sector grew by 7.4 per cent last year with domestic sales increasing from €350 million to €380 million, a new report from Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) shows. The study estimates the seafood sector contributes €1.1 billion in GDP to the...
          India launches new economic era with sales tax reform   

By Rajesh Kumar Singh

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India early on Saturday introduced its biggest tax reform in the 70 years since independence from British colonial rule.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) replaces more than a dozen federal and state levies and unifying a $2 trillion economy and 1.3 billion people into one of the world's biggest common markets.

The measure is expected to make it easier to do business by simplifying the tax structure and ensuring greater compliance, boosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic credentials before a planned re-election bid in 2019.

At a midnight ceremony in parliament's central hall Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee together launched the new tax by pressing a button.

"With GST, the dream of 'One India, Great India' will come true," Modi said.

For the first midnight ceremony in the central hall in two decades, Modi was joined by his cabinet colleagues, India's central bank chief, a former prime minister and major company executives including Ratan Tata.

The launch, however, was boycotted by several opposition parties including the Congress Party, which first proposed the tax reform before it fell from power three years ago.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh - the architect of India's economic reforms - also gave it a miss.

COMPLEX STRUCTURE

It has taken 14 years for the new sales tax to come into being. But horse trading to get recalcitrant Indian states on board has left Asia's third-largest economy with a complex tax structure.

In contrast to simpler sales taxes in other countries, India's GST has four rates and numerous exemptions.

The official schedule of rates runs to 213 pages and has undergone repeated changes, some taking place as late as on Friday evening.

Many businesses are nervous about how the changes will unfold, with smaller ones saying they will get hit by higher tax rates.

Adding to the complexity, businesses with pan-India operations face filing over 1,000 digital returns a year.

While higher tax rates for services and non-food items are expected to fuel price pressures, compliance is feared to be a major challenge in a country where many entrepreneurs are not computer literate and rely on handwritten ledgers.

"We have jumped into a river but don't know its depth," said A. Subba Rao, an executive director at power firm CLP India.

'ONE TAX, ONE MARKET, ONE NATION'

Poor implementation would deal a blow to an economy that is still recovering from Modi's decision late last year to outlaw 86 percent of the currency in circulation.

In a bid to mitigate the impact on the farm sector, the GST rates for tractors and fertiliser were slashed on Friday to 18 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

HSBC estimates the reform, despite its flaws, could add 0.4 percentage points to economic growth.

An end of tax arbitrage under the GST is estimated to save companies $14 billion in reduced logistics costs and efficiency gains.

As the GST is a value added tax, firms will have an incentive to comply in order to avail credit for taxes already paid. This should widen the tax net, shoring up public finances.

"The old India was economically fragmented," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. "The new India will create one tax, one market for one nation."

(Editing by Sanjeev Miglani and John Stonestreet)


          Global shipping feels fallout from Maersk cyber attack   

By Jonathan Saul

LONDON (Reuters) - Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk two days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry.

About 90 percent of world trade is transported by sea, with ships and ports acting as the arteries of the global economy. Ports increasingly rely on communications systems to keep operations running smoothly, and any IT glitches can create major disruptions for complex logistic supply chains.

The cyber attack was among the biggest-ever disruptions to hit global shipping. Several port terminals run by a Maersk division, including in the United States, India, Spain, the Netherlands, were still struggling to revert to normal operations on Thursday after experiencing massive disruptions.

South Florida Container Terminal, for example, said dry cargo could not be delivered and no container would be received. Anil Diggikar, chairman of JNPT port, near the Indian commercial hub of Mumbai, told Reuters that he did not know "when exactly the terminal will be running smoothly".

His uncertainty was echoed by Maersk itself, which told Reuters that a number of IT systems were still shut down and that it could not say when normal business operations would be resumed.

It said it was not able to comment on specific questions regarding the breach of its IT systems or the state of its cyber security as it had "all available hands focused on practical stuff and getting things back to normal".

The impact of the attack on the company has reverberated across the industry given its position as the world's biggest container shipping line and also operator of 76 ports via its APM Terminals division.

Container ships transport much of the world's consumer goods and food, while dry bulk ships haul commodities including coal and grain and tankers carry vital oil and gas supplies.

"As Maersk is about 18 percent of all container trade, can you imagine the panic this must be causing in the logistic chain of all those cargo owners all over the world?" said Khalid Hashim, managing director of Precious Shipping, one of Thailand's largest dry cargo ship owners.

"Right now none of them know where any of their cargoes (or)containers are. And this 'black hole' of lack of knowledge will continue till Maersk are able to bring back their systems on line."

BACK TO BASICS

The computer virus, which researchers are calling GoldenEye or Petya, began its spread on Tuesday in Ukraine and affected companies in dozens of countries.

Maersk said the attack had caused outages at its computer systems across the world.

In an example of the turmoil that ensued, the unloading of vessels at the group's Tacoma terminal was severely slowed on Tuesday and Wednesday, said Dean McGrath, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23 there.

The terminal is a key supply line for the delivery of domestic goods such as milk and groceries and construction materials to Anchorage, Alaska.

"They went back to basics and did everything on paper," McGrath said.

Ong Choo Kiat, President of U-Ming Marine Transport, Taiwan's largest dry bulk ship owner, said the fact Maersk had been affected rang alarm bells for the whole shipping industry as the Danish company was regarded as a leader in IT technology.

"But they ended up one of the first few casualties. I therefore conclude that shipping is lacking behind the other industry in term of cyber security," he said.

"How long would it takes to catch up? I don't know. But recently all owners and operators are definitely more aware of the risk of cyber security and beginning to pay more attention to it."

In a leading transport survey by international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright published this week, 87 percent of respondents from the shipping industry believed cyber attacks would increase over the next five years - a level that was higher than counterparts in the aviation, rail and logistics industries.

VULNERABLE

Apart from the reliance on computer systems, ships themselves are increasingly exposed to interference through electronic navigation devices such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and lack the backup systems airliners have to prevent crashes, according to cyber security experts.

There were no indications that GPS and other electronic navigation aids were affected by this week's attack, but security specialists say such systems are vulnerable to signal loss from deliberate jamming by hackers.

Last year, South Korea said hundreds of fishing vessels had returned early to port after its GPS signals were jammed by North Korea, which denied responsibility.

"The Maersk attack raises our awareness of the vulnerability of shipping and ports to technological failure," said Professor David Last, a previous president of Britain's Royal Institute of Navigation.

"When GPS fails, ships' captains lose their principal means of navigation and much of their communications and computer links. They have to slow down and miss port schedules," said Last, who is also a strategic advisor to the General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland.

A number of countries including the UK and the United States are looking into deploying a radar based back up navigation system for ships called eLoran, but this will take time to develop.

David Nordell, head of strategy and policy for London-based think tank, the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science, said the global shipping and port industries were vulnerable to cyber attack, because their operating technologies tend to be old.

"It's certainly possible to imagine that two container ships, or, even worse, oil or gas tankers, could be hacked into colliding, resulting in loss of life and cargo, and perhaps total loss of the vessels," Nordell said.

"Carried out in a strategically sensitive location such as the Malacca Straits or the Bosphorus, a collision like this could block shipping for enough time to cause serious dislocations to trade."

SECRETIVE INDUSTRY

Cyber risks also pose challenges for insurance cover.

In a particularly secretive industry, information about the nature of cyber attacks is still scarce, which insurance and shipping officials say is an obstacle to mitigating the risk, which means there are gaps in insurance cover available.

"There has been a lot of non-reporting (of breaches) on ships, and we’re trying efforts where even if there could be anonymous reporting on a platform so we can start to get the information and the data," said Andrew Kinsey, senior marine consultant at insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.

There is also a gap in provision, because most existing cyber or hull insurance policies - which insure the ship itself - will not cover the risk of a navigation system being jammed or physical damage to the ship caused by a hacking attack.

"The industry is just waking up to its vulnerability," said Colin Gillespie, deputy director of loss prevention with ship insurer North.

"Perhaps it is time for insurers, reinsurers, ship operators and port operators to sit down together and consider these risks in detail. A collective response is needed - we are all under attack."

(Additional reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen in Copenhagen, Keith Wallis and Carolyn Cohn in London, Euan Rocha in Mumbai, Miyoung Kim in Singapore, Alexander Cornwell in Dubai, Michael Hirtzer in Chicago, Noor Zainab Hussain in Bangalore, Adam Jourdan and Shanghai newsroom; Editing by Pravin Char)


          6/30/2017: BUSINESS NEWS: Newry food firm buys London premium sandwich and snack firm   
Around Noon, the Newry-based food to go manufacturer has bought a London premium sandwich and snack firm from the Donegal Investment Group for an undisclosed sum. The Newry firm, which is a family-owned business that was established by Francis and...
          Hefty Politics   
Hefty Politics Beauty is, to some degree, relative. Check out the example of "female intrasexual competition" in this question from the Philip Galanes column in the NYT:
Thin in the Midwest I am a single woman in Manhattan. I was just offered a great job in Chicago. When I went to visit, I was struck by how thin I was there, compared with women in New York. Is this a horrible reason to take the job?

ANONYMOUS

I assume you are joking (sort of). But having come from a spate of New York City meals where women and men seemed to believe that balsamic vinegar and mustard are two of the major food groups, I get it, sister. We all have self-image issues, and you probably won't escape yours by moving to the Windy City. (Off the top of my head, I can think of 50 qualities more important than "thin.") Still, you mentioned that the job in Chicago is "great," and I've always loved visiting. So, you tell us: What have you got to lose?
This isn't a "self-image" issue; it's a possibility of a tradeoff between the place she probably wants to live -- NYC -- and getting a leg up in the mating market by moving to a lesser pond. Would you -- if you were this woman -- make the move? What about if you were a guy writing about going to a place where there's a lot less competition on wealth and achievement? Understanding and being honest about how well you compete in a mating market is the best way to make the most useful decisions -- including, perhaps whether you should move to another area. In short, as I wrote in the column that I sent out earlier this week, "context matters."
          Commentaires sur Le RDV Tech 215 – Amazole Foods par ToToR65   
Bonjour @notpatrick. Comme @yohannt l'avait fait habilement remarquer tu as parler des nouveaux format AZERTY et PEBO dans le dernier RDVTech. Donc je me suis empressé d'aller l'écouter et je n'ai pas été déçu ;) Mon sentiment là dessus est mitigé. D'abord la joie et la fierté d'avoir été cité au RDVTech, ça n'a pas de prix. Dans n'importe quelle circonstance (même si là j'ai l'impression de passer pour un emmerdeur :D ). Le second sentiment, je ne saurai pas le définir pour l'instant. Donc je vais écrire ce qui m'a fait tiquer et peut-être la définition du sentiment ira de soi. Tu as utilisé pendant ces toutes petites 10 minutes sur le sujet un mot, à 4 reprises il me semble. Programmeur. Et du coup je l'ai pris en plein coeur. Et j'ai repensé à notre discussion sur Twitter, à propos de @ et de |. J'ai l'impression que nous défendions chacun notre point de vue, et c'est bien normal, mais du coup je comprends maintenant que tu partais du postulat que je défendais la profession des programmeurs. J'ai même l'impression que de ton point de vue tous les informaticiens sont des programmeurs. Et ça, ça fait mal. Voilà le sentiment, la douleur, de ne pas être considéré. Tout d'abord, je pense que ce terme sort des entrailles des années 90, puisque j'ai l'impression que de nos jours on parle plus de développeurs (mais après je connais mal ce milieu j'avoue). Et ensuite, non nous ne sommes pas tous des programmeurs. J'irai même plus loin. A titre personnel, j'ai appris quelque langage de programmation à l'école et la conclusion que j'en tire c'est que je déteste programmer/développer. Mais il en faut et j'admire leur travail (qui est bien plus dur que le mien je pense). Ne t'inquiète pas, tu n'es pas le seul à faire l'amalgame informaticien et programmeur, j'aimerai donc te sensibiliser à cet aspect. La branche de l'informatique à laquelle j'appartiens (enfin dont j'en ai fait le métier), c'est l'administration (non pas la maison qui rend fou de Astérix, l'admin informatique). Je dis bien admin informatique car il y a énormement de sous-branches de ce merveilleux métier. Pour être plus précis, je suis administrateur système. Quel est mon rôle ? Administrer un système d'exploitation et voici une liste non exhaustive des tâches que j'effectue : - installer/désinstaller des programmes - tenir à jour les programmes - tenir à jour le système d'exploitation - maintenir la sécurité du système d'exploitation Et plein d'autres tâches qui sont inhérentes au fait que je ne gère pas une seule machine mais quelques milliers. Par contre, quand on regarde d'un peu plus près ces quelques tâches que j'effectue au quotidien, on peut se rendre compte d'un chose... Nous sommes TOUS des administrateurs système. Quelque soit le système, on installe tous des applications, ainsi que les autres tâches plus accessoires (oui la sécurité, par les temps qui courrent, osef ;) ). Par conséquent, quand je défends le |, je ne le défends pas en tant que programmeur (ce que je ne suis pas) mais en tant qu'admin, le | est un outil de tous les systèmes d'exploitation (oui tous). Exemple : Sous Windows, allez dans le menu démarrer, taper cmd dans la recherche (ou dans Cortana), lancer l'invite de commande et taper ça : net statistics server | find "since" ou (si vous avez Windows en français) net statistics server | find "depuis" (cf https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/555737/how-to-find-windows-uptime) Et vous aurez l'uptime de votre système. Donc je ne dis pas que tout le monde utilise le |, mais tout le monde pourrait l'utiliser car c'est une commande de n'importe quel outil informatique sur lequel vous pourriez travailler. Et je ne parle pas des milliers de techniciens qui pourraient venir dépanner votre PC qui l'utilise au quotidien. C'est pour cela qu'il doit reste sur les claviers (pas forcément accessible, mais il est utile parce qu'il est lié au fonctionnement de votre outil informatique). J'espère qu'à l'avenir vous saurez faire la différence entre les développeurs (ces artistes créateurs) et les administrateurs (ces artisan de l'ombre, que nous sommes tous au final). Merci de votre attention et bonne journée. Peace.
          Food Technologist   
CO-Colorado Springs, Food Technologist. Part Time Consulting Colorado – preferably in Colorado Springs/ Denver BUT remote conflation will also work - Responsibilities: Develop and improve existing product line – primarily Vegetarian and Vegan food Requirements: Minimum BS in Food Science, or comparable 3+ years experience in food product development Experience with USDA regulated products a huge plus (i.e. frozen food
          Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way   
Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way I've had this idea, vis a vis the college students and others screeching that Israel must be boycotted. I strongly suggest they take the first step and toss their iPhones (Israeli technology within) and refuse life-saving medical care that stems from Israeli researchers' discoveries. At Foundation for Economic Education, Pierre-Guy Veer applies this to those seeking to ban "cultural appropriation" -- which I like to think of as human cultural and intellectual progress. Imagine, "No, no, that fire thing is our shit -- don't be cooking your meat or we'll come club you with big rocks." Veer writes:
After years of complaining about such "problems" as a white chef cooking Mexican food or about "insensitive" Halloween costumes, it looks like Social Justice Warriors have finally prevailed. The United Nations will soon discuss, at the demand of indigenous groups, a ban on so-called cultural appropriation in order to "expand intellectual-property regulations to protect things like Indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines." It is rather ironic that those Natives would only want to ban "appropriation" of "their" culture. Why not push it to its logical conclusion and call for a ban on all cultural appropriation? This means that they would have to forgo every single technology that was imported from the rest of the world since 1492. In other words, they would have to abandon mathematics, writing, any form of metal casting, currency, all languages not originally from Pre-Columbus America, modern medicine, etc.
They would also not have beer. Any takers? Yoohoo? Veer traces what I think of as Canadian cheese fries:
Through contacts with other people from other cultures, any given cultural idea or tradition has become better. Take poutine for example. This meal composed of French fries, curd cheese and brown gravy has become a cultural symbol of Quebec. Some Quebecers are complaining that Canada is "appropriating" it as a national symbol and that there are poutine festivals from coast to coast. This is a rather strange way to celebrate the fact that what used to be seen as vulgar junk food is now seen as almost a delicacy with many variations - with sausage, chicken, hot sauce, etc. This "appropriation" should be celebrated because it shows that "poutine culture" is alive and well. Had it been kept within the border of Quebec, it might not even exist today since stagnation and lack of evolution is what kills ideas. Imagine for a moment that Céline Dion had decided not to start singing in English because she wanted to remain "Québécoise pure laine". Despite all her talents, she would have likely run out of authors to interpret and would unlikely have become one of the best-selling artists on the planet of all time.A slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way And considering that narrower range of French-speaking culture, she might even have stopped singing. This slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way. Keeping "non-Natives" from using traditions not typically associated with them means that only a handful would be exposed to it. Fewer people showing an interest means that their products and ideas will get less exposure and will, therefore, become a sociological or archaeological artifact rather than a living idea, limited to a few multicultural festivals.
I tweeted this and got this back: My reply to Clay:
@amyalkon @clayroutledge
That is hilarious. Also all the MacBooks & iPads at Occupy Wall Street. (Shouldn't you people be using *cuneiform* tablets?)

          Food Service Worker-Fountain Fort Carson #8   
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          Fourth Of July Recipes: Set And Forget Hors d’oeuvres   
Get ready to wow the crowd this Fourth of July with these simple make ahead hors d'oeuvre. These wallet-friendly recipes are a great way to feed a big crowd with minimal effort. Chips and dip just took on a whole new meaning with our compilation of bold flavors and fresh ingredients.
          Re: Kate’s Fish to Open New Retail Take-Out Concept in Prime Corner Seafood Space at West Side Market   
The Fish Shack is closed, and had no affiliation with Kate's Fish for quite some time. Although Kate opened F.S. with Rob Bryant, their relationship quickly dissolved and she left it to him.
Posted by CLEfishmonger
          Re: Kate’s Fish to Open New Retail Take-Out Concept in Prime Corner Seafood Space at West Side Market   
He is absolutely right - I will gladly pay more for a better quality product. I refuse to buy garbage, just because it is cheap.
Posted by eazybreezyone
          Re: Kate’s Fish to Open New Retail Take-Out Concept in Prime Corner Seafood Space at West Side Market   
love fish shack on west 25 and they buy from kate's...............is this replacing fish shack?

hope not.....gumbo is the best .......everything is great
Posted by Steve Puckett
          Austin Aries, WWE’s Healthiest Wrestler   
Austin Aries WWE Healthy EatingAustin Aries, WWE star of the cruiserweight division, champions healthy eating in his book 'Food Fight' and around the pro wrestling world.
          Re: Smokin’ Thyme Kitchen Brings Affordable Burgers, Sandwiches to Lakewood   
I would agree with your comment regarding the oil in the deep fryer. I purchased food yesterday and the fries tasted like old grease.
Posted by Lakewood Diner
          Premier Is køber Hjem Is af en række private investorer   
Midt i det halvkedelige sommervejr er isforretningen med de velkendte klokker Hjem Is blevet solgt til Premier Is. Det oplyser Food Union Group, der ejer Premier Is, i en pressemeddelel ...
          Skillet Dill and Cheddar Buttermilk Scones   

Over the last few years, I’ve really come to appreciate how much better food can be when it’s enhanced with fresh herbs.  They add so much flavor to dishes and when I have the option of using fresh I always take it.  If it’s not growing in my garden, it’s definitely sitting somewhere in a pot […]

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          A Significant Contribution to Human Happiness   
Andrew Dalby, "Dining with the Caesars," in Food and the Memory: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2000, ed. Harlan Walker (Totnes: Prospect Books, 2001), pp. 62-88 (at 76; footnote omitted):
[U]ntil Nero's time the only safe way to add water to wine was to add it recently boiled, still hot. The Romans knew this, although, unaware of microbes, they had no idea why it was. They liked to add ice to wine, and even carried snow to Rome and stored it there for the purpose, but they knew that it would sometimes make them ill. Nero's great idea was to boil water, to seal it in a jar, and then to embed the jar in snow. This produced ice-cold water that was more or less sterilized, to add to wine, and I think it will be agreed that it was a significant contribution to human happiness, or at least to the happiness of those in Rome who could afford large quantities of snow in summer.

I am not alone in believing this to be one of Nero’s greatest achievements. Nero himself thought as I do, to judge from the fact that his great invention was at the front of his mind on his very last day on Earth. Expecting to be captured at any moment, Nero was hiding alone in a garden not far from Rome. Lacking any other supplies, 'he scooped up water from a pool to drink from his cupped hands. "Here is Nero's very own iced water," he said' (Nero 48). Whatever Suetonius' immediate source, the story, if true, must come from the memories of the few slaves who had remained with Nero during his flight.

          Ways To Boost Your Abilities In The Kitchen Area   
Learning how to cook is a valuable skill and asset. Eating homemade food is healthy and delicious, and also saves you money.When you are cooking food on skewers, there are some basic guidelines to know. Regarding metal skewers, square or twisted varieties are preferable to round  …
          Seismic Blasting Would Deafen Marine Mammals   

Seismic Blasting Would Deafen Marine Mammals

The endangered North Atlantic right whale is just one of the marine animals that seismic testing off the East Coast would harm.

The endangered North Atlantic right whale is just one of the marine animals that seismic testing off the East Coast would harm.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Imagine an underwater blast so loud that it can be heard by marine mammals that are 2,500 miles away. That’s the level of noise generated when companies fire airguns to blast the ocean floor with sound in order to find oil and gas deposits.

Such seismic testing could begin soon off the U.S. East Coast after Trump ordered federal agencies to reconsider the Obama administration’s five-year ban on offshore drilling in the Atlantic. On June 6, the National Marine Fisheries Service proposed five authorizations for companies on the hunt for oil and gas. These companies want to conduct seismic surveys of the Atlantic seabed.

The noise would have serious impacts on marine mammals like whales and dolphins, which rely heavily on sound to communicate, navigate and find prey. Flooding the ocean with noise from seismic surveys could inflict permanent hearing damage on these creatures, leaving them deaf and stranded. At the very least, seismic blasts would disrupt the animals’ behavior hundreds of thousands of times and could drive them away from vital habitats.

By granting these five proposed authorizations, the National Marine Fisheries Service would allow marine mammals to become casualties of oil and gas exploration. But it’s not too late—the service is taking public comments on these proposed authorizations until July 6. Below, you can tell the service to deny these dangerous permits, and protect whales and dolphins from seismic airgun blasting.

Take Action! Send your comment to the National Marine Fisheries Service today, and tell the agency that marine mammals deserve a fighting chance.


The following numbers demonstrate how devastating these seismic surveys would be:

240 decibels

Approximate volume of seismic airgun blasting underwater. For a little perspective, one of the loudest animals, the blue whale, makes calls louder than 180 decibels. When you go up by 10 decibels, it means a sound gets 10 times more intense. So a seismic airgun blast is 1 million times more intense than a blue whale call—powerful enough to deafen one of these massive creatures.


2,500 miles

How far seismic blasts can travel underwater—approximately the distance from New York City to Los Angeles. That means it’s possible for a whale near Florida to hear seismic surveys operating off the coast of South Carolina.


200,000 square miles

Area of the Atlantic Ocean that the proposed seismic airgun surveys would blast. The airguns discharge resounding booms at 12 to 16 second intervals, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for months on end.


350,000

Approximate number of times in one year that whales and dolphins will be harassed by seismic blasting, according to permits drafted by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The service estimates that nearly 2,000 of the exposures will be loud enough to cause permanent hearing loss, which would severely impede the marine mammals’ ability to communicate and find food.


28

Species of marine mammals that the National Marine Fisheries Service would allow companies to harm, if the agency’s proposed authorizations are finalized. Six of these species are endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act, including the North Atlantic Right Whale—a critically endangered species with a population of less than 500.


          Trump Revoked Key Pesticide Protections. We're Fighting Back.   

Trump Revoked Key Pesticide Protections. We're Fighting Back.

The EPA has said that the protections would prevent at least a thousand acute poisonings every year.

The EPA has said that pesticide protections would prevent at least a thousand acute poisonings every year.

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This past January, three brothers—ages 7, 9 and 11—and their 17-year-old sister, died in their home in Amarillo, Texas, because a highly toxic restricted-use pesticide was improperly applied in their home.

And just two years ago, a family on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands and another family in Florida were poisoned after applicators grossly misused restricted-use pesticides. The vacationing father and his children were paralyzed; in Florida, the family’s 10-year old son suffered significant brain damage.

These kinds of tragedies prompted the federal government to enact long overdue updates to the Certification of Pesticide Applicators Rule, also known as the CPA Rule. Designed to protect lives from restricted-use pesticides—some of the most hazardous chemicals that can only be used by certified professionals—the rule hadn’t been updated since Nixon was in office.

The EPA’s revised protections were supposed to go into effect in March, but Trump's new EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, delayed the CPA Rule from going into effect for at least a year. This month, Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice sued the EPA for this unlawful delay.

By delaying this rule, the Trump administration is putting workers, children and families at risk.

The CPA Rule ensures that children are not allowed to apply restricted-use pesticides and that certified applicators get updated annual trainings. It also requires applicators to have access to essential information about the products they use, so that they can wear appropriate protective gear and know what they’ve been exposed to if accidents happen.

By delaying this rule, the Trump administration is putting workers, children and families at risk. They are allowing poorly trained pesticide applicators to handle the most dangerous chemicals in the fields where we grow our food, where we work and where we live.   

Although urban dwellers sporadically face these dangerous pesticides in businesses, homes and schools; there are roughly one million farmworkers who, together with their families, face pesticide exposures on a daily basis. As a second generation Chicana who comes from a lineage of laborers, farmworkers, and in general, a population whose children are nearly twice as likely to attend schools in close proximity to use of hazardous pesticides, the EPA’s delay of the CPA Rule is unacceptable to me on a deeply personal level.

We know that in some areas, 16-year-old kids are applying restricted-use pesticides because there is no minimum age limit for the roughly one million certified applicators nationwide. Moreover, most of the farmworkers facing the gravest pesticide risks are not just migrants, they are often low-income Spanish and indigenous language speakers who need these protections the most.

The EPA estimates that as many as 20,000 farmworkers are poisoned by pesticides every year, yet the agency is still delaying action.

The EPA estimates that as many as 20,000 farmworkers are poisoned by pesticides every year, yet the agency is still delaying action. For perspective, this is like saying that we know every inhabitant in a U.S. town will suffer severe pesticide poisoning each year, but we simply prefer not to take action.

The EPA itself said that the now-delayed rule, which was developed after years of reviews, would prevent at least a thousand acute poisonings every year. While this isn’t enough to get to where we need to be, in a society that values all lives alike, this is a much-needed start. None of us should be OK with delaying life-saving rules.

The federal government may be eager to bow to industry barons who care more about profit than life, but we the people have to defend our families and the most vulnerable populations. So while it’s clear that we can’t count on the Trump administration to do the right thing, we can use the power of the law to force them into action.

In fact, that’s exactly what we’re doing.


          African Governments Lead the Way on Data Revolution   

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          10 Low-key Bangkok Hipster Cafes To Give All Your Friends #FOMO   

Bangkok hipster cafes for globe-trotting café-hoppers with UOB YOLO People say listen to your body to know when to eat. On our trip to Bangkok last year, my friends and I discovered that growling stomachs weren’t the only tell-tale sign – our feet were screamingly sore from hours of browsing clothing racks, and of course we responded by taking refuge in the city’s many hipster cafes.   For those planning to hit up the City of Angels, here’s a list of cafés that’ll surely come in handy in the homestretch of your shopping expedition. These Insta-worthy cafés promise photos for the ‘gram that aren’t replicas of all the other #bkkthrowback shots on your feed, and tasty food to boot. For those with a UOB YOLO, you’ll also get to score an 8% rebate* when you dine at these spots during the weekends! 1. POOLTIME Café Source While crowds throng Bangkok’s Insta-famous husky café, give yourself a break by visiting POOLTIME Café to hang out with three rescued raccoons named Bob, Ao, and Yi-Poon at THB150/~S$6.10. Raccoons are portrayed as the sly, evil guy in many cartoons, which isn’t that far from the truth; these animals are really mischievous so don’t […]

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          Pepper Bowl Review: Black Pepper Beef Bowl Stall In The CBD With Nothing More Than $5   

Pepper Bowl serves peppery rice bowls at $5 or less Growing up with the ultimate Asian parents not only meant insane academic expectations and grueling piano lessons, but also tons of rice during dinner. I’m not complaining though, ‘cause I’m a carb lover and while other girls call their Beauty Blender a #holygrail, mine has gotta be starchy white rice. Even though many queue up for fish soup whenever they’re at Amoy Street Food Centre, it was Pepper Bowl that caught my attention. A bed of rice topped with stir-fried meat in gravy and onsen egg is not something I can easily resist. Plus, there’s nothing more than $5 here! Food at Pepper Bowl Black Pepper Beef Rice ($5) might not be the most visually appealing dish, but carrying this back to the table already got me salivating from its sheer fragrance, and I couldn’t wait to dig in. It’s made up of white rice covered in beef and onions, and dotted with flecks of black pepper.  The juicy and caramelised onions gave this dish a mild sweetness that balanced out the slight heat from the black pepper. The beef itself was chewy, and had a good fat-to-meat ratio. I enjoyed how the smokey, […]

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          Michelin Guide 2017 Includes Imperial Treasure, Garibaldi, And Cheek By Jowl   
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Michelin Guide 2017 includes 11 newly awarded restaurants Odette received two stars in this year’s Michelin Guide. The bulk of this year’s list of Bib Gourmand restaurants is made up of the same spots as last year’s inaugural list, so we were expecting the Michelin Guide 2017 to be same same but different compared to the Michelin Guide 2016 too. Well, in the list that just came out, 11 new names were awarded one Michelin star, and two restaurants – Forest 森 and Terra – dropped out of this year’s guide. The rest are pretty much the same as last year’s, with Waku Ghin getting two stars instead of one this time.  Here are all the restaurants that were awarded tonight, with the newcomers in bold. Restaurants with one Michelin star Alma by Juan Amador, modern European Beni, modern French Braci, Italian Candlenut, Peranakan Cheek By Jowl, modern Australian Chef Kang’s Kitchen, Chinese (Cantonese) Corner House, contemporary Crystal Jade Golden Palace, Chinese Cut, Steakhouse Garibaldi, Italian Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, street food Iggy’s, modern European Jaan, modern French Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine, Chinese (Teochew) Labyrinth, modern Singaporean Lei Garden, Chinese Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & […]

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          10 Tiong Bahru Market Stalls To Return To Including Their Famous Char Kway Teow   

Tiong Bahru Market reopens with your favourite stalls The last time I popped by Tiong Bahru Market, I was greeted by closed shutters and a boarded-off market. A banner strung across read that it was closed for renovations, which to me meant, “Goodbye for now, monthly lor mee!” Of course, there are plenty of other Tiong Bahru hawker food options, but I had a specific craving for the market’s food that day. This time, I did my research before heading down to chow down on all the food my body had missed out on for three months. Here are 10 stalls in Tiong Bahru Market that I will always return to, no matter how long the renovation period. 1. Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow Although the $2 option seems to be gone, a plate of Fried Kway Teow ($3) from Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow still promises moist and savoury noodles with a slight hint of sweetness. Accompanying the base were slices of fish cake, lapcheong, bean sprouts, and cockles, which were fresh and juicy. This is a plate that can curb all your char kway teow cravings. Stall number: #02-11 Opening hours: Thur-Tue 11am to 10:30pm 2. Jian Bo […]

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          Chen’s Mapo Tofu Review: Affordable Japanese-Sichuan Donburi By A Michelin-starred Chef   

Chen’s Mapo Tofu dishes out bowls of Sichuan donburi I’m not a huge fan of Sichuan cuisine, ‘cause it brings back bad memories of my first and last ma la experience where I basically went into shock from the spices and numbing heat. I did, however, manage to let go of my past animosity with Sichuan food after stumbling upon Chen’s Mapo Tofu. Offering Sichuan cuisine with a Japanese twist, this one-month old restaurant is opened by Michelin-starred chef Chen Kentaro. Food at Chen’s Mapo Tofu To get the best of both worlds, we ordered Set Meal 2 ($10.80), which came with Mapo Don, Dan Dan Mien, and a drink. We picked Sour Plum Drink (U.P. $3), which turned out too tart for our liking. Though Mapo Don looks like a mountain of mush on first sight, you’ll find a bed of rice under all that cubed tofu.   Being a spice wimp, I expected myself to tear up after a few mouthfuls when I saw bits of peppercorn mixed into the gravy. Surprisingly, this dish proved to be largely manageable, with the flavour of fermented beans masking some of the spiciness. It was only when I reached the halfway […]

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          SAMA Curry & Cafe Review: Hokkaido Soup Curry With 30 Levels Of Spiciness   

SAMA Curry & Cafe serves customisable Japanese soup curry Unlike many Singaporeans, my low tolerance for spicy food has prevented me from enjoying popular dishes such as ma la, sambal stingray, curry chicken… you get the idea. Thankfully, I’ve got Japanese curry, which manages to be both comforting and tummy-warming – sans the spicy burn. Hailing from Hokkaido, SAMA Curry & Cafe dishes out soup curry, which is a less jelak variation of Japanese curry that is a rare find in Singapore. The restaurant lets you customise your curry by choosing from four different soup bases – tomato, coconut, shrimp, and chicken – and 30 different levels of spiciness. Food at SAMA Curry & Cafe We eased into our first Japanese soup curry experience with Hungry Bear ($18.90+). We went with a tomato soup base at spiciness level five. This hearty bowl came with an entire chicken leg, vegetables, half an egg, and your choice of a beef hamburger patty or a slice of chashu pork. The tomato soup gave the curry a pleasantly sweet flavour without any overwhelming acidity. Unlike conventional thick Japanese curry, this was much less viscous and had the consistency of a light stew. All of […]

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          SIXBYSERA Review: Chilli Crab, Milo Dinosaur, And Cheesecake Croissants At Farrer Park   
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SIXBYSERA puts familiar fare into croissants If you ask me what my ideal date involves, my immediate answer would be indulging in a slow weekend brunch at a quiet cafe, and having endless conversations while enjoying the food. The new SIXBYSERA offers just that, with their savoury donuts and interesting croissants. Tucked in a quiet spot along Rangoon Road away from other bustling cafes, all the dishes at this five-month-old cafe are priced at $13 or less, so don’t worry about burning too big a hole in your pocket if you’re intending to pay for bae’s meal!     Food at SIXBYSERA As an avid croissant lover who enjoys trying various unique croissants with my mum, chilli crab croissant is not new to me. SIXBYSERA’s Chilli Crab Sauce ($11.90) is, however, presented in an entirely different manner from the usual. This weekend special has a croissant sliced in half and placed atop a pool of chilli crab sauce, complete with a sunny side up. Buttery and flaky, this croissant is exactly what a good croissant should be. Though left sitting in the sauce for a while, it still managed to retain its fluffy interior and crisp exterior. The chilli crab sauce […]

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          10 Epic Cheese Dishes For That Winning #CheesePull Shot On Instagram   

Epic cheese dishes to whip out your phones for Being a foodie and a slave to Instagram means I gotta whip out my phone for the slightest reasons at every meal – especially when it comes to capturing those #foodporn-worthy shots. Based on my Instagrammin’ experience, I found out nothing tops a cheese-pull shot when you want to achieve the ultimate drool-inducing picture. Word of advice: do not upload pictures of these epic cheese dishes in the middle of the night, or you might risk being at the receiving end of your friends’ wrath at your next gathering.   1. Dookki’s Double Cheese Ring Living up to their name, which translates to “two meals” in Korean, Dookki is the first restaurant in Singapore to offer tteokbokki buffet and DIY kimchi fried rice in one seating. $18.80++ gets you 90 minutes of unlimited tteok and noodles in a customisable sauce, along with eomuk (fishcake), kimchi fried rice, and deep-fried sides such as mandu (dumplings). To make the most of your time, add a Double Cheese Ring ($9.80) to your pot. This cheese ring comes with corn that’s mixed into a “secret” cheese. Be sure to keep an eye on the heat […]

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          DOJO Review: Japanese Inspired Burgers And Rice Bowls Under $10 In Town   

Affordable burgers and rice bowls in town at DOJO Finding good, inexpensive food in town can be a struggle, especially if your group doesn’t want to settle for the same ol’ fast food (again). Thankfully, DOJO dishes out pork burgers and hearty rice bowls in Somerset for under $10. If you’re looking for a satisfying bite in town that won’t burn a hole in your pocket, DOJO will be your answer to an affordable, meaty meal. Food at DOJO DOJO specialises in pork burgers, with the juicy pork patties all made with house special seasoning – sans fillers, MSG, or added preservatives. Kaiju ($8) was the first burger that caught my eye on the menu, especially because I believe you can never go wrong with the familiar mushroom-cheese combination. To make it a more complete meal, we topped up another $3.90 for a Standard Upgrade, which includes fries and a canned drink.   This burger came with a substantial pork patty slathered with a cheesy sauce made with chopped shiitake, champignon and paddy straw mushrooms, all sandwiched between two toasted buns. The patty itself was juicy and slightly pink in the middle. Though it wasn’t tough, the meat had varying […]

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          Off the Grid Food Trucks at Marin Country Mart   
Sunday, July 2, 2017
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Marin Country Mart 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle 

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Sample some of the Bays most delicious mobile eats every Sunday at the Marin Country Mart when the Off the Grid food trucks roll into town. Each Sunday brings different treats, some awesome live performances and the constant feature of fantastic views of the bay and Mount Tamalpais. 

The food trucks are open every Sunday, rain or shine, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

 

 

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          Servant Leadership Trumps Politics as Usual   

SEATTLE – Although the outspoken chairman and CEO of coffee giant Starbucks has dabbled in big issues before—his well-intentioned but quickly abandoned “Race Together” initiative had baristas writing racial harmony messages on cups—Howard Schultz is not running for president.

“Despite the encouragement of others, I have no intention of entering the presidential fray,” the chairman and CEO of coffee giant Starbucks said in an op-ed in The New York Times. “I’m not done serving at Starbucks. Although we have built an iconic brand while providing even part-time employees with access to health care, free college education and stock options, there is more we can do as a public company to demonstrate responsible leadership.”

But the fact that Schultz is not running … yet … doesn’t mean he has no opinion on what’s wrong with Washington and how a great leader should operate.

“We cannot afford more false promises, slogans, theatrics and fool’s gold,” he wrote. “Our nation has been profoundly damaged by a lack of civility and courage in Washington, where leaders of both parties have abdicated their responsibility to forge reasonable compromises to expand the economy, rebuild our infrastructure, improve schools, transform entitlement programs and so much more. We have become too desensitized to the horrendous metrics that define today’s America, from student-loan debt to food-stamp dependency to the size of our prison population.”

He continued, “The values of servant leadership—putting others first and leading from the heart—need to emerge from every corner of American life, including the business community.

“While Americans have diverse views in what they want from Washington, I reject the notion that our divided and dysfunctional government is merely a reflection of what the political class calls the red-blue divide. Too many of our political leaders are putting party before country, power before principle and cynicism before civility. The common purpose that created this great nation, which has united us in difficult moments, has gone missing.

“Our country is in desperate need of servant leaders, of men and women willing to kneel and embrace those who are not like them. Everyone seeking the presidency professes great love for our nation. But I ask myself, how can you be a genuine public servant if you belittle your fellow citizens and freeze out people who hold differing views?”

He concluded with a provocative challenge: “Our country deserves a candidate courageous enough to select a member of the other party as a running mate. Our country deserves a president humble enough to see leadership not as an entitlement but as a privilege."

Click here to read the complete New York Times op-ed.

And following on Shultz’s lead, as we head into the next presidential election cycle, what insights can politicians glean from the convenience-store, retail and restaurant industries? Send your ideas and comments to Greg Lindenberg, editor of CSP Daily News, at glindenberg@winsightmedia.com.


          Food4Patriots 3-Month Supply   

Enjoy real food security and peace of mind with our best-selling Food4Patriots 3-Month Kit. You’ll get a delicious variety of meal selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s never been easier to protect your family when a crisis hits (and you know it will) than with our survival food kits, good for an astonishing 25 years! Some of the meals you’ll enjoy include: Strawberry Fields Cream of Wheat, Liberty Bell

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          Food4Patriots 72-Hour Kit   

Looking to try Food4Patriots first? Our 72-Hour survival food kit will show you first-hand how delicious being prepared with enough food can be. You’ll get 16 whole servings of mouth-watering dishes like: Granny’s Home Style Potato Soup, Blue Ribbon Creamy Chicken Rice and Maple Grove Oatmeal. You can even stash these Food4Patriots meals for on the go, your car, cabin, or bug out bag. We don’t stop there. You’ll get

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          Food4Patriots 4-Week Kit   

For those folks wanting solid food security, try our Food4Patriots 4-Week Kit. It’s chock full of delicious meals that’ll really “stick to your ribs!” Some favorites include: Maple Grove Oatmeal, Country Cottage Mac & Cheese, Sweetly Coated Banana Chips, and Chocolate Pudding. As with all our Food4Patriots survival food kits, the 4-Week kit has a shelf life of 25 years, and comes packaged in re-sealable Mylar pouches, tucked into stackable totes.

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          Food4Patriots Breakfast Kit   

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          Fruit, Veggie and Snack Mix   

“Supercharge” your survival food stockpile and get all the plant based nutrition you need with Food4Patriots Fruit, Veggie and Snack Mix – wholesome, delicious, and good for 25 Years! Packaged in convenient and lightweight mylar pouches, our emergency survival food seals in the flavor and retains a high-nutritional value. The Fruit, Veggie and Snack Mix Includes: Freeze Dried Corn – 24 Servings Freeze Dried Green Beans – 24 Servings Freeze

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          Food4Patriots 1-Year Kit   

  Get the ultimate in survival food security. With Food4Patriots 1-Year supply, you get a whopping 1800 servings of the most delicious, nutritious long-term emergency food on the market. You’ll enjoy an amazing variety of easy to prepare favorites like: Maple Grove Oatmeal, Traveler’s Stew, and Traditional Fettuccine Alfredo. One of these kits for every member of your household will give you true disaster-proof peace of mind. With your Food4Patriots

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          Franklin’s Finest Coffee   

In a crisis, it’s important to stay alert. With our new Franklin’s Finest Survival Coffee, you’ll get the rich, robust flavor that only the best Arabica beans can provide, with an incredible shelf life of 25 years! That’s right! You can savor the comforting richness of a hot, strong cup of coffee without sacrificing a long storage life. Available in space age Mylar pouches and stackable totes, just like our

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          Food4Patriots 1-Week Kit   

Don’t worry any longer about going hungry when all hell breaks loose and stores are stripped bare. Try our Food4Patriots 1-Week Kit and get on the road to food independence! You’ll savor home-cooked goodness like Heartland’s Best Mashed Potatoes, Traveler’s Stew, and Maple Grove Oatmeal. These survival food meals will keep you feeling full, satisfied, and ready to face any crisis with confidence! And let’s not forget all your free

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          3 Amazing Ways to Shape Up Your Muscles in Less Than 7 days!   

Imagine you need to look great to get all the attention at the biggest party of the year. The cloak has already started ticking and you have got 7 days to fix yourself for the D-Day. If you can take out 15 to 30 minutes in the next few days, you can be ready for action.

Step 1:

Exercise: Start with skipping and jogging and chin-ups by hanging from a rod for warming up.

Two steps of crunches or sit-ups for strengthening and toning your abdominal muscles.

Then go for Flat bench press and dumbbell flyers for the entire chest area, focusing mainly on the inner chest and followed by 2 sets of push-ups.

Work on your trapezium for the collar muscle and shoulder pressing.

For biceps the exercise to be followed is standing barbell curl.

Next you can work out on your Triceps with Single dumbbell or French press and fore forearms.

Skipping will have an effect on your legs, other wise you can go for Squats and back with lat pull down.

Step 2:

Diets are just as important as exercise, because it is the most important part of getting the body you want. You have to eat good to look good. You need protein, and you don't need fat. Stay away from junk and fatty foods. Not all fat is bad; there is a healthy fat. This fat can be found in fish, Nuts and some oils. Have Lots of fibers such as leafy vegetables, salads and daily products.

Step 3: The results though wont come easily and they wont come very fast either, So Stay dedicated, motivated and consistent, and do all 3 steps correctly to get the desired result.

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          How Do I Gain Weight?   

Try asking people how to gain weight and you'll likely see some bewildered faces staring back at you. For the majority of people, hearing that question is akin to hearing the questions, "How do I stub my toe?" or "How do I run out of gas?"

Those confused faces not withstanding, the question is a legitimate one and one that frustrates those who find themselves on the light end of the scale. While those on the heavy end can't get through a commercial break or flip through more than five pages of a magazine without someone offering up a solution to their weight problems, it can be a lonely struggle for those who want to put on weight.

If you are lucky enough to get a reasoned response to your question, it will probably involve the words "eat more." That, despite being obvious, is great advice. Quite simply, to gain weight you will need to up your calorie consumption to the point where you consume more calories than you expend. Couple an increased caloric intake with a little weight training and you have the recipe for healthy weight gain.

You may think you eat a lot, even enough to keep pace with your more weight-furnished friends, but you are probably over-estimating your intake. After a trip to the doctor's office to rule out medical causes for your inability to bulk up (thyroid disease and other medical problems can hamper weight gain), a first step to designing an effective weight gain program is to journal your eating habits. Counting calories for a week will give you an accurate view of your diet.

From there, increase your daily caloric intake by about 300-500 calories until you start putting on the pounds. Keep in mind though, while your caloric intake will directly influence your bodyweight, it will be other factors like the types of food you eat and your weight training regimen that decide the type of weight you are putting on. So if you are after an aesthetically pleasing weight gain, that of lean muscle weight as opposed to just some extra body fat to lug around, it will be important to pay attention to these factors.

To get the most muscle out of your weight gain, avoid the junk food and focus on eating whole foods. A good weight gain diet should be composed of 30-50% protein, 20-50% carbohydrates and 20-40% fat (the majority of which should be essential fatty acids). Different ratios within these ranges will work differently for different people. Keep up your food journal and experiment to find the ratios that work best for you.

Providing your body with the materials it needs to build muscle is only one piece of the puzzle. A weight training program designed to give the body a reason to add some muscle will be very important to achieving your goals. Your workout routines should concentrate on compound weight lifting exercises (those that involve multiple muscle groups like the squat or bench press) with weights that allow you to do 6 to 12 reps per set. Higher rep ranges will tone your muscles but may not sufficiently signal the body into muscle growth. Try to either increase the amount of weight lifted or the reps completed with each workout.

Don't go overboard with your workouts. Two or three one-hour workouts per week done with intensity should do the trick. Too often those that have trouble gaining weight (hardgainers) spend too much time in the gym. This can be counterproductive in two ways. First, it means you are burning off a lot of the calories that could otherwise be used to build muscle and, second, you can over-train your muscles by working them too hard, basically making them unresponsive.

If you are looking for some company in your quest to gain weight, venture into the bodybuilding community. There you will find many people also seeking ways to put on lean muscle mass. You will also find many products marketed to help you gain weight. Be very cautious when looking at these products. Gaining weight may not be as in demand as losing weight but it is still big business and there are a lot of companies out there looking to take your money. While some of these products can help, others aren't necessary.

With a little motivation, a weight gain diet and a solid weight training program in place you will have all you need to achieve your gain weight goals. Better yet, you will never again have to ask that question that gets all those funny looks aimed back at you.

By JP Clifford



          The How To Guide for Six Pack Abs   

First off I want to mention that, for most people, getting six pack abs is not an easy task. It requires serious dedication, but it is possible! If were blessed with naturally low body fat and good muscle definition, enjoy it! Otherwise, below is a general 2-step guide that, if followed religiously for 3 months, will produce results.

Step 1: Nutrition

This is the single most important part of the puzzle, hands down. You can have the most impressive set of abs, but if they're covered with a layer of fat, you won't see them! Break up your day with 5 or 6 mini-meals because this jump starts your metabolism. And stop eating the food that is preventing results: white bread, loads of pasta, soda, candy, fast food, hydrogenated oils, sugars and fructose corn syrup.

Instead, replace them with foods that will help you reach your goal: oatmeal, olive oil, whole grain breads, fruits, vegetables, nuts, peanut butter, chicken, fish, protein and water. Be realistic- you'll slip here and there, but make a conscious effort to radically improve your eating habits because getting a six pack will be impossible if you don't.

Step 2: Exercise

You need to concern yourself with 3 different exercises: cardio, weightlifting and ab exercises. And aim to workout no less than 4 times a week.

The cardio you do can be anything: walking, running, biking, swimming....whichever cardio you don't mind doing so that you'll stick with it. Aim for 30-45 minutes, a minimum of 2 times a week.

Weightlifting is important because 3 pounds of added muscle burns as many calories as a 1 mile jog...and this is while you're just sitting around! Aim for 30-45 minutes, a minimum of 2 times a week. If you're confused as to what exercises to do for each body part, check out out the following website. It features professional bodybuilders, but the information is great and can be used by anyone.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/exercises.htm.

The last exercise you need to incorporate into your workout is ab exercises. Aim to work your abs a minimum of 3 times a week. There are a ton of different ab exercises you can do so try to find 3 or so that you enjoy doing so you can mix it up. A good database of different ab exercises is:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/exername.php?MainMuscle=Abdominals

Well, there you have it. Follow the above for 3 months religiously, and while results will vary from person to person, you will experience improvement. It will take serious dedication on your part, but imagine the feeling you'll get when you look in the mirror and like what you see.

By Ryan Cote



          The Secret to Legs with Size, Strength, and Endurance   

There are countless leg workouts in magazines and books that promise big results. Many are good workouts, but the secret to continued progress is to keep your muscles from adapting, while building on what you have already done. What I mean by this is that mixing and matching great workouts just doesn't work very well. You do need to change your workouts frequently to keep your muscles growing, but if you don't plan properly, you could be wasting time.

When you plan your workouts properly, each workout builds on what you accomplished the workout before, so that you keep moving forward, instead of taking steps back each time you change workouts. A good example of this is how many Powerlifters have trained for decades. They begin a training cycle by using lighter weights for higher reps. The first week or two they might do 3 sets of 8 repetitions. The next couple of weeks might be 5 sets of 5 reps. Then they add weight and drop their reps each week until they are ready to test themselves for a single maximum repetition. This is usually done in a contest, with judges and strict rules. This works well if your goal is to lift as much as possible in one lift for one repetition.

In bodybuilding, the weight you use does not need to be as heavy. It is more important to use muscle tension and volume of training to stimulate the muscle to grow. A Bodybuilder might choose 4 different exercises for a muscle group and do 4 to 6 sets of 8 to 12 repetitions for each exercise. You won't build as much strength training like this, as you will training like a Powerlifter, but you should increase your muscle mass and improve your muscle shape and definition more.

A Triathlete has fantastic endurance, especially in their legs. They can swim, run and ride their bikes for hours on end, with great intensity! They do not have much muscle size, and most cannot lift much weight. They train so that they can move their bodies as fast and as far as possible, so great strength is not necessary, and size is counterproductive.

All of these sports have something in common. They train with a very specific goal in mind. To achieve the best possible results in these sports, they have to. This is even more obvious in the case of the Triathlete, than it is for Bodybuilding and Powerlifting. I believe that Bodybuilders and Powerlifters should cross train once in a while to break through their plateaus.

I have competed in Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Strongman, and Highland Games, not to mention several mainstream sports. I trained differently for each of them, except for the Highland Games, which I just did for fun while I was training for Powerlifting. Out of all of those sports, I have been most successful at Strongman. One of the things I like the most about it, is that you have to be well rounded. Without enough strength, you don't stand a chance. If you are too small, you won't be able to move some of the implements. If you can lift a weight, but get tired too soon, you will be left in the dust. You also have to have unbelievable mental toughness and desire to be successful. I mean, let's face it, Strongman events hurt.

The point I am making is that, as a Strongman competitor, I need Size, Strength and Endurance. That is truer for the legs than for any other part of the body. This is also true for other sports that involve both quickness and power. Football, Baseball, Rugby, Soccer, and Sprinting all come to mind. To do that, I can't afford to focus on Strength only, like a Powerlifter. I can't spend my time building size for the sake of size either. I certainly can't spend hours running, swimming and biking if I want to have the power and size that I need. I believe that I have come across a good leg workout that helps me build Size, Strength and relative Endurance for my sport. I still do specific event training, but that is mostly for technique.

This workout involves doing just Squats for your legs, and doing it once a week only. The first two weeks you perform 10 sets of 10 repetitions with only one to two minutes rest between each set. The 10 sets of 10 routine is more commonly known as German Volume Training and it is BRUTAL. I only do this for two weeks, because I want strength as well. This training is excellent for improving your endurance and it will stimulate muscle growth as well. Be aware, that you will be very SORE for a few days after the first week. The second week, you should be able to add some weight to the bar and you won't be as sore. I won't go into details about nutrition here, but if you want to take advantage of the muscle growth potential of this workout, you had better eat enough protein and good quality food.

The following two weeks you squat for 8 sets of 8 repetitions. This is great for muscle growth because it is lower in both sets and reps than the first two weeks, so you can use more weight, but it is still a high volume of work to stimulate muscle mass increases. Just like the first two weeks, you should be able to add some weight to the second week of 8 sets of 8 reps.

Weeks 5 and 6 will be about going heavier and making the transition from training for size, to training for strength. The workout will be 5 sets of 5 reps of Squats. Now that we are going heavier, it is especially important to pay attention to proper form. Make sure to maintain an arch in your back and sit back and down into the squat rather than allow your knees to go out in front of your toes. I explain proper form for the Squat in more detail on my Powerlifting Squat page. You will want to do a couple of warm-up sets before you get to the first of your 5 heavy sets. If you haven't been wearing a lifting belt, it is time to start when you get to this part of the program. Just as in the other sections, you should be able to add at least a little weight on the second week (week 6) of this part.

The 7th and 8th week are true power training. The workout will be 3 heavy sets of 3 reps. Warm up and then get to it. Think pure power and get psyched up for each set. After these two weeks, you will have completed your 8-week cycle to increase the Size, Strength, and Endurance of your Legs. If you have done this in preparing for a Powerlifting contest, take another week to do 3 sets of 1 repetition, and then rest for at least 10 days before contest day. If you are not trying to peak for a strength contest, start over with the 10 sets of 10 and do it all over again. You should be stronger the second time through, and well on your way toward dramatic improvements in Size, Strength, and Endurance.

Good luck with your training, and make sure to save some money for some new pants with bigger legs!

By Aaron Anderton



          The Anabolic Evolution of Modern Bodybuilding   

Since the early days of physical culture, modern man has been searching for the elusive ''Fountain of Youth''. The promise of radiant health, enduring strength and a Herculean physique has drawn millions on this quest for physical perfection.

Through the early decades of bodybuilding, the forefathers of physical culture established basic guidelines for the muscle enthusiast to follow. Natural foods, resistance training, plenty of rest, and a positive outlook in life were the primary ingredients for achieving ones goals. The demand for knowledge on 'how to' reach the stars would result in millions of booklets being sold by mail order, while magazine stands and bookshelves were continually restocked with the latest 'muscle building secrets'. Tons of steel and exercise equipment would find its way into the homes of thousands of Americans all across our nation. Health clubs and iron gyms would sprout up in local neighborhoods and towns, while physique competitions were held to determine whom the best in the land was. The strong roots of physical culture were taking grip in our society, and the mighty oak of bodybuilding would soon branch out through every city in America.

A new 'way of life' became a reality for many as the 'body beautiful' movement swung into high gear. For decades the much traveled road to muscledom kept its promise, then by the mid-60's what seemed pure and natural took a wrong turn setting the course of modern bodybuilding down a dead end. The introduction of anabolic steroids into the sport of bodybuilding would usher in a new era of super sized and equally strong muscular physiques that would attract millions of young men with a desire to achieve the same naturally unattainable goals.

Along with the growth of the sport, the physiques continued to become bigger and more vascular as bodybuilders experimented with 'stacking' the latest in designer muscle enhancing pharmaceuticals. Magazine and ticket sales were at a peak and bodybuilding competitions were seen regularly on network TV. The popularity of the sport was soaring high. Then, what could have been mostly prevented by not promoting and rewarding individuals whose physiques were chemically altered became a reality as the widespread use of drugs in the sport became relevant.

Words such as steroids, cycling, and growth hormones became common place in our gyms, and juicing no longer meant enjoying your favorite health drink. Reports of bodybuilders on dialysis and with heart ailments became a frequent occurrence while the eventual death of several competitive pros hit home hard. What had been a dark cloud in a sport with such great potential turned into a storm that spread its vast shadow on a culture that once shined.

Organizations dedicated to natural bodybuilding and a healthy lifestyle would soon respond to the call for a return to the ideals set forth by the forefathers of physical culture. Physique promoters throughout the land created natural bodybuilding competitions so athletes could compete on a level playing field without running the risk of ruining their health. Publications featuring natural bodybuilders began to spread the gospel of healthy living through proper nutrition and exercise. The televised media developed new bodybuilding and fitness programs to inspire future generations of natural iron pumpers. And as the age of cyber space came upon us, the Internet became a resource of concepts and opinions for bodybuilders to learn and express their views with other physique artist throughout the World. The new millennium is here and those dedicated to physical culture have begun to prevail as the radiant beacon of light from the torch of natural living begins to shine through the storm.

By Mario Strong



          Whats Your Body Type?   

Yep, there are more than ones body types. I'm sure you've noticed it too. The ones who, even if they eat whatever they want, never gain a pound, and others who exercise like there's no tomorrow and STILL manage to gain weight. Well that's a key thing when it comes to training your body. You have to train for your body type, or else your actions may not be doing anything good! There are 2 bodytypes: ectomorphic, mesomorphic & endomorphic. To find out what type of body you have, think back to your teen years and try to remember what your body looked like before age began rearing it's ugly head. So let's get to each body type shall we?!

The Ectomorph

The ectomorph is usually very thin. This person has a hard time gaining weight of any kind. So it takes longer for them and takes much more work to gain muscle. Most people with this body types are models or endurance athletes and such.

So what does an Ectomorph have to do to gain weight? Well the first thing is he has to start eating more calories. Not by eating larger meals, but by eating lots ( around 6 ) of smaller meals throughout the day. Look at the foods your eating now and add to them or seek foods wich have a higher number of calories.

Exercise wise, the Ectoporph needs to limit his activities outside of weight lifting. If your looking to build muscle, almost all your energy needs to be focused on weight lifting. Since you burn energy faster than others, using that energy for other activities will mean less for your muscles to grow. Use a low number of reps and heavy weights. You'll probaly need to rest more too, Maybe every 48 hours. You should also be concentrating on doing compound exercises, like bench presses, deadlifts, exercises that target the most muscles at once.

The Mesomorph

These are what I'd call the "normal" physique. They're average in weight and have the ability to either easily gain weight or loose it. They can mostly eat whatever they want without it affecting their appearance.

They should try and eat a healthy, balanced diet. But they should train regularly if they want to keep their physique. If they're not carefull, they might gain unwanted fat. They should do weight training 2-3 times a week and aerobics either daily or on their off days, when they don't weight train.

Mesomorphs are lucky, they have alot of freedom as to what they can get away with. But they should still be carefull.

The Endomorph

These people are rounder and "soft". They have a hard time loosing weight but can gain muscle pretty easily. Diet and exercise are the 2 most important thing for this body type.

The first thing they should do is eat smaller meals, 6 times a day. By spacing your meals by 2-3 hours each, what you do is you speed up your metabolism. But never eat 2 carbohydrate snacks back to back, since this promotes the accumulation of fat. Because your body will become accustomed to carbohydrates and use them to burn energy, when your goal is to make it use up fat. One important part of your diet is to eat the major part of yoru calories, especially carbohydrates, in the morning and then eat your proteins during the rest of the day, that way, your body burns off the calories and keeps the proteins to build your muscles. A good rule is to decide when you'll go to sleep and then count back 3-4 hours. This should be the time of your last meal. You do this to limit you intake of calories so you don't gain fat. And also, drink water, and lots of it! You body will need it to get rid of the byproducts and waste toxins from the change your making. Your diet should have alot of fruits & whole grain. Eat foods you love though, or you'll then be tempted to eat junk and thus making your efforts pretty useless. BE STRONG!!

Exercising is an important part of the plan. Endomorphs should start by incorporating some aerobics to their daily routine. Gradually step it up until you do at least 30 mins of aerobics 5-7 days a week. Yeah, that's alot, but that's a sacrifice your going to have to make if you want to look good. After that, the next step is to add some weight training to your routine. 2-3 days a week every 2 days should be enough. Start by doing the major compound exercises, like those suggested fro ectomorphs. You can add isolation exercises to tone parts of your body that you desire though. The aerobics will burn the calories and the weight training wil add the muscle and toning to your body.

So you see, what works for your buddy, might not necessarily work for you. So know what type of body you have and workout accordingly.



          How to Lose the Most Fat and Build the Most Muscle in 30 Days   

A lot can happen in 30 days.

The dream of everyone who trains is to lose maximum fat and build maximum muscle in the shortest period of time possible. While it is definitely possible to both lose fat and gain muscle at the same time, in my experience, the best results come from concentrating on one major goal at a time.

Let me put it this way: to lose fat, you need a caloric deficit. To build muscle, you need a caloric surplus. If you try to do both at the same time, you may just remain exactly where you are!

So the question before us is - how do we maximize both fat loss and muscle gain, two very much opposing goals, in only 30 days?

It's simple, we focus on both goals in the same program but not at the exact same time!

By alternating rapidly back and forth between reduced-calorie fat loss training and higher-calorie mass-oriented training, you can not only accomplish both goals at the same time, you can actually use the two opposing goals to feed on each other and send your results through the roof!

To illustrate my point, remember how quickly you gain weight when coming off a strict diet? Remember how quickly you lose weight when you start to diet and you haven't been careful about what you've been eating? That's your body rapidly adapting to a stress. One of the most powerful features of this switching back and forth is in the change itself - your body changes far quicker when you give it a powerful reason.

What is the result of this switching back and forth? Extremely rapid fat loss and extremely rapid muscle gain.

To maximize the effects of this switching, you must tailor your training, diet and supplementation towards your specific goal during that particular time. Proper manipulation of these factors will greatly enhance the body's hormonal response to this program, which is the real key to maximizing your results.

For five days, we will target everything about your training and nutrition towards fat loss.

You will reduce your caloric intake below maintenance levels to promote fat burning.

You will reduce the rest periods between sets in your weight training to increase the intensity of the workload and boost the metabolism.

You will increase your training volume, performing more sets for each bodypart.

You will not push your body to muscular failure , pushing to failure can be too stressful to the muscles when on a reduced-calorie diet. Stop one rep short of this point.

You will include cardio training, preferably High Intensity Interval Training for best results, to burn calories and further boost your metabolism.

You will NOT take creatine during this time (I'll explain why below).

It is best to follow a low-carb diet during this time for maximum effectiveness. Eating this way will be especially powerful when you switch to the next phase of the program.

After five days, your metabolism will be just starting to get used to the training and nutritional program you're following. Now we'll throw it a curveball and change everything!

For the next five days, you will be focusing your training, nutrition and supplementation completely on muscle building.

You will increase your caloric and protein intake to promote gains in muscle mass.

You will increase your rest periods in between sets to allow for more recovery and increased strength in your sets.

You will decrease your training volume, doing fewer sets but with greater intensity. This is the time to really push your muscles to the edge! You're feeding them now, so don't be shy about training them hard.

You will eliminate all cardio training in order to maximize muscle gain. Cardio training can burn calories that should be used for the muscle building process.

You will load creatine for the first three days of the muscle-gain phase. This will take advantage of and greatly enhance the flood of water and nutrients into the muscles.

You will NOT follow a low-carb diet during this time. We want lots of carbs to provide energy and promote insulin release (the body's primary storage hormone). This insulin release will help shuttle protein and other nutrients into the muscles to help with building.

The body's hormonal response to this huge change in training, nutrition and supplementation is tremendous. Sensing a feast after a famine, it will greedily take in all the nutrients it can and store them in the form of glycogen (for carbs), muscle mass (for protein) and fat (to some extent). Since you will only be doing this phase for 5 days, however, fat gains will be minimal so don't be shy to eat!

It is important to note that you should eat a lot but you should eat clean , loading up on junk food will not give you the best results. You've got to provide your body with quality materials to rebuild with or you may not gain as much muscle and you may add too much fat.

After five days of this training, your metabolism will be cranking along, happily building muscle. Now we'll pull the rug out and go right back into fat-loss training for five days. Since your body is used to getting more food and your metabolism is still moving fast, switching to fat-loss training at this time will immediately result in your body burning far more fat than if you were using a conventional fat loss program.

In 30 days, you will complete three rounds of this rapid-adaptation training. As you will soon experience, this switching back and forth between a short, targeted fat loss program and a short, targeted muscle-building program can have a tremendous and rapid impact on bodyfat and muscle mass levels.

What does this mean for you? It means you can lose fat faster and gain muscle faster, taking FULL advantage of your body's natural reaction and rapid adaptation to massive change.

Think this program sounds good? You ain't seen nothing yet...

This particular program is just a taste of what you'll find in the full All-Star Trainers eBook from AtoZFitness. In addition to a detailed explanation of how to perform my program, including a day-by-day guide and set-by-set workouts to follow, you'll also get the rapid fat-loss and muscle-building secrets of 11 of the most knowledgeable and respected trainers in the world, including Tom Venuto, Pete Sisco, David Grisaffi, Jeremy Markum, Phil Campbell, Christopher V. Guerriero and many others!

The next 30 days are going to pass by whether you get this information or not. You could stick to your conventional programs and get slow (if any) results. How would you like to make these next 30 days the most productive of your entire training career?!

To learn more about what the All-Star Trainers eBook can do for you please visit www.allstarsecrets.com

All the best,

By Nick Nilsson



          Why You Do Not have Killer Abs or that 6 Pack Abdominal Muscle   

Ask any woman what is the most attractive part of a male body and most of the time, they will tell you it's the six pack abs, meaning that your abdominal muscle showing up with beautiful definition. Your abs is considered by many as a sexy muscle and is a symbol of a fit and healthy man. Women are instinctively drawn towards a man brimming with health and fitness because it is a primitive indication that the man is strong enough to protect her and her brood. A rippling six pack abs is one such indication. So is it any wonder that in every gym, you will see men of all ages doing crunches, leg raisers and sit ups religiously in the hope of obtaining the much coveted killer abs? Unfortunately, most men will never get to see their abdominal muscle in its glorious splendor. Why? The following fitness tip will show you why.
You may not like what I am going to give to you straight in the face here. But I will give it to you anyway. So here it goes. Listen up carefully. You may do a zillion crunches a day, then another another million leg raisers , but as long as there is a layer of fat covering your tummy, you will never see your abs because it is covered by the blubber of fat. In fact, your waistline will become bigger because you are adding muscles underneath those fats! So instead of having a slim waistline and showing off your abs, you will have a bigger waistline and thicker love handles. Now get this straight. There is no such thing as spot reduction! Once the fats are off, your abs will show. That I promise you. It is just that simple to display your abs. Lose fats! That's all.
Late night TV commercials or magazines has been telling you that you can have well defined abs by using this gadget or that electronic gizmo. Do you really believe that it is that simple? If it is so, then everyone will have that six pack abs in no time, won't they? Then why isn't that so? Because it just doesn't work that way.
To lose fat effectively and permanently for your abdominal muscles to show, you must include a mildly deficit calorie restriction diet, frequent cardio workouts and strength training with weights to build muscle so as to raise your metabolism in order to lose weight and burn fat naturally. Your weight loss goals will not be achieved effectively or permanently if any one of these three elements is done wrongly or not even incorporated in your slimming program. I repeat the three elements again :-
A mildly caloric deficit diet - A mildly caloric deficit diet to help you lose weight.
Frequent cardio workouts - Frequent cardio workout to exercise your heart and lungs and burn fat at the same time.
Weight Lifting to build muscles - Build muscles to burn fat permanently as muscles use up more calories from your food for energy. Lifting weights will also give you a well toned body and help your abs to show.
Forget about any fad diets or popping slimming pills . These may work initially but in the long run, they are bound to fail.
Now supposing that you are successful in your lose weight lose fat program and have very little fat covering your torso but yet you do not have well defined abs....what happened? You are doing your exercises wrongly or in poor form. More about exercise techniques and form in future articles.
by Chris Chew



          Keeping an eye on Alibaba Cloud, Aliyun – Part 1   
Alibaba's Jack Ma made headlines across the world last week by laying out a plan for rapid global expansion of China's e-commerce behemoth. In an Investor Conference held at the company's Xixi headquarters in Hangzhou, China, Ma made the bold claim that Alibaba could reach $1 trillion in gross merchandise value by 2021 by becoming the primary online store for 2 billion people, as well as by expanding into new areas, one of which is the international public cloud services business. While Alibaba's investor event was overshadowed somewhat by the news that Amazon will spend $13.7 billion in cash to acquire Whole Foods, the premium U.S. grocery store chain, Jack Ma unveiled a strategy with clear potential to disrupt the cloud market.

Meanwhile, business at Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) is 'fantastic' and is only going to get better this year, according to the company CFO. For the most recent fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2017, the company reported revenue of RMB 38,579 million ($5,605 million), an increase of 60% year-over-year, including:

•   Revenue from core commerce of RMB31,570 million ($4,587 million), up 47% year-over-year.

•   Revenue from cloud computing of RMB 2,163 million ($314 million), up 103% year-over-year.

•   Revenue from digital media and entertainment of RMB 3,927 million ($571 million), up 234% year-over-year.

Growth at the parent company is primarily being driven by the steady increase in active buyers on its ecommerce platforms, both in numbers and in the value of goods and services being transacted. Annual active buyers reached 454 million, an increase of 31 million from the 12-month period ended on March 31, 2016. Mobile monthly active users (MAUs) on Alibaba Group’s China retail marketplaces reached 507 million in March, up 97 million over March 2016. Gross merchandise volume (GMV) transacted on Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces in fiscal year 2017 was RMB 3,767 billion ($547 billion), up 22% compared to RMB 3,092 billion in fiscal year 2016.

Alibaba Cloud, or Aliyun as it is known in Chinese, is firmly established as the leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud in mainland China and is moving rapidly to become a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider and a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) retailer. Some important Aliyun metrics emerged from the Investor presentation, including (with additional commentary):

·         Public cloud is growing: based on Gartner's figures from March 2017, Aliyun estimates the global public cloud market will amount to $245 billion in 2017, growing to $436 billion in 2021, a 15.9% CAGR.

·         China’s public cloud market is growing even faster, with Gartner figures showing China’s public cloud market, valued at $14 billion this year, growing to $25 billion in 2021, a 17.2% CAGR; by 2021, China’s share of the global public cloud market would still be under 6%, which seems odd given the country's share of global GDP is much higher and that ecommerce, social media and mobile technologies are booming in China - why so low versus the U.S. market?

·         Aliyun cited figures from IDC Tracker 2016 H1/H2 Global Cloud Market (IaaS), indicating it currently is the No.4 player in public cloud services worldwide, but with only a 3.2% share; No.1 was AWS, $8.4 billion, 46.1% share; No. 2 Microsoft, $1.4 billion, 7.6% share; No.3 IBM, $1.0 billion, 5.8% share; No.4 Alibaba, $0.57 billion, 3.2% share; No.5 Google, $0.519 billion, 2.9% share.

Clearly, AWS is dominating the public cloud market, especially in the U.S. The other U.S. public cloud players are investing aggressively to catch up and they too seem to have ambitions that reach to the sky. Alibaba's Jack Ma has previously been quoted in the press as saying that Alibaba would catch and surpass Amazon. When it comes to cloud services at least, this will be extremely difficult given its current 3.2% share versus AWS’ 46.1% share, and a capex budget that appears decisively smaller.

In its home market of China, Aliyun's IaaS revenue is equivalent to the next seven players combined. The numbers cited in IDC Tracker 2016 H1/H2 Global Cloud Market are as follows:

·         No.1 – Alibaba Group, $587 million, 40.7% market share

·         No.2 - China Telecom, $123 million, 8.5%

·         No.3 – Tencent, $106 million, 7.3%

·         No.4 – Kingsoft, $87 million, 6.0%

·         No.5 – Ucloud, $79 million, 5.5%

·         No.6 – Microsoft, $72 million, 5.0%

·         No.7 – China Unicom, $67 million, 4.6%

·         No.8 – AWS, $55 million, 3.8%

In addition, as of March 31, 2017 Aliyun had 874,000 paying customers, had 15 data centres worldwide and had 186 cloud service offers. It also claims a 96.7% retention rate amongst its top paying customers in Q1 2017 compared to a year earlier.

Over one-third of China’s Top 500 companies are on Alibaba Cloud, including China's Public Safety Bureau (PSB), CCTV, Sinopec, Sina Weibo, Xinhua News Agency,Toutiao, Geely, Mango TV, CEA, Quanmin Live, Panda TV and DJI, while two-thirds of Chinese Unicorn companies are on Alibaba Cloud. Global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) now available on Aliyun include Accenture, SAP, Docker, here, SUSE, Haivision, Wowza, AppScale, AppEX, Hillstone, Checkpoint Software Technologies, Hitachi Data Systems and Red Hat.


Aliyun’s Computing Conference 2016 was attended by over 40,000 developers in person, with more than 7 million viewers online. At its investor conference, Aliyun also disclosed a number of major international brands that are now using its services, including Schneider Electric, Shisheido, Philips, Nestle and Vodafone, which is a good start. Nevertheless, attracting international companies will be harder, first, because Alibaba has only just recently begun building data centres outside of China, and two, they will be much less known and trusted than established brands such as IBM.


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Tripp is a -year-old -pound mixed breed dog that looks like he could have strains of Australian Shepherd Golden Retriever and or Australian Cattle Dog in him. He is a bit overw but we are working on trimming him down a little. Tripp spent most of his life as the dog in the household of an older couple who also had a cat but sadly he found himself in a public shelter when member of the couple passed away and the other moved into a complex that would not accept a dog of his size. Tripp is very precious and affectionate and bonds readily. He is not at all dog aggressive but doesn t really have a nice grasp of ca etiquette which sometimes causes minor difficulties for him with our other dogs. However he has no issues whatsoever with our cats. Tripp is a bit particular about his food and seems to prefer canned food over kibble. He is nice on the leash comes when called enjoys short walks and is a very precious sensitive dog. He deserves an understanding family who will give him a nice home....

          ITC’s packaged food business posts 13 per cent revenue growth in FY17   
Four years after ITC raced past Hindustan Unilever in the overall foods business, the cigarette company evidenced its makeover into a diversified group.
          Firms pledge to cut back on guzzling   
As India's demand for electricity, consumer goods and food increases, it will mirror a similar situation forcing businesses to rethink water-efficiency strategies.
          Food and Inner Peace   

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          General Manager - The Lodge at Port Arrowhead - Lake of the Ozarks, MO   
Must possess advanced leadership and business skills and at least basic understanding of hotel accounting, housekeeping, sales, revenue management, food &... $50,000 - $55,000 a year
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          Cashier - Toms Food Center - Meridian, MI   
Operate cash register, display cost of customer purchase, make change, cash checks, and issue receipt. Knowledgeable and capable of implementing all related...
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          F&B catering staff - Centerplate @ Holiday Valley Resort - Ellicottville, NY   
We are currently looking for cooks/kitchen prep, wait staff and bartenders for our busy upcoming cater season. Experience in food service preferred but not $10 an hour
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          Neshaminy Creek & food truckers team up for Montco brewhouse   
Philadelphia food trucks owners have added another brick and mortar restaurant under their belts by teaming up with Bucks County's Neshaminy Brewing Co. for its new brewpub in Montgomery County. Executive chefs Mike Sultan and Carolyn Nguyen of 33rd Street Hospitality have teamed up with Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. and will take over the kitchen at the brewer's new Borough Brewhouse at 208 York Road in Jenkintown, Montgomery County. It will be called 33rd Street Hospitality Kitchen at Neshaminy…

          12 fads from the past 6 years we may have forgotten   
Fads are something that have been around throughout history. We often see a cycle of people getting hooked on one thing very intensely for a while before they eventually become bored and forget about it.Some of the most recent fads seem to be unicorn foods such as Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino that came out for five days in April and [...]
          Austin Aries, WWE’s Healthiest Wrestler   
Austin Aries WWE Healthy EatingAustin Aries, WWE star of the cruiserweight division, champions healthy eating in his book 'Food Fight' and around the pro wrestling world.
          Composting Just Got Easier   
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the High Meadows Fund today announced awards from two grant programs, totaling nearly $100,000, to help residents compost in their backyards and drop off food scraps at town transfer stations. Food scraps make up nearly one-third, by weight, of what Vermonters throw away. Diverting food scraps from trash will reduce the state's dependence on landfilling and make better use of this nutrient-rich material.
          PLM Named to Food Logistics' Top Green Providers List for 2017   

PLM recognized as top Green Provider for 2017 from Food Logistics magazineNEWARK, N.J., June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named PLM Trailer Leasing to the Top Green Providers list

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          Good Foods For Health and Keeping the Weight Off   
Here are five "good for you" foods that will fill you full of nutrients, fill you up (to help you lose weight easier and quicker), and provide plenty of antioxidant fighting power to help prevent disease -- even the simple common cold.




1. Papaya




An untapped treasure of nutrients. One-half of this exotic fruit provides almost as much potassium as a banana and more than 100% of the USRDA for vitamin C. It's also a good source of the cancer-fighting beta-carotene. Plus, papaya is also low in calories for its bulk and size. 1 papaya = only 58 calories, 15 grams of carbohydrates, and plenty of fiber (1 papaya has over 12% of your daily recommended allowance).




Papaya is also an excellent source of natural digestive enzymes. Giving your digestive system a little help with your 5-6 meals a day eating pattern is a smart thing to do. Folic acid is another strong point for papaya as it contains 15% of the USRDA.




2. Kiwi




The strange little fruit in the fuzzy brown wrapper imported from New Zealand proves that good things come in small packages. Each sweet and tangy kiwi fruit provides 100% of the USRDA for vitamin C and 12% of your daily fiber requirement. For a powerful antioxidant punch, kiwi fruit is right up there at the top of the list.




3. Essential Fats




The best sources of this "can't live without" nutrient are fish and plant sources (such as flax seed). Also, another great way to get it is to supplement with carefully pressed oils. The FLORA COMPANY makes the best ones; they invented the extraction process of getting oil from the seeds without using heat (heat destroys the beneficial effects of essential fats).




Finally, don't be scared of the word fat. This type of fat actually helps you lose fat. Salud!




4. Cottage Cheese




Cottage cheese has long been known as the "dieter's friend". And it deserves its reputation as the one food a dieter should never be without. It is one of the most bioavailable sources of protein available. There are few better protein sources for building muscle and helping you lose fat.




And it's in the "helping you lose fat" department where it shines. You see, almost all dairy foods contain a very powerful substance called CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid). Numerous studies have revealed the powerful fat-inducing and muscle building effects of this compound.




However, with the push for lower fat foods over the past couple of decades, including low-fat dairy, the amount of CLA we get today pales in comparison to what we used to receive. You see, CLA is found in high concentrations in the fat of dairy products. And with the push to lower our overall fat intake we inadvertently are also lowering our CLA intake as well.




This is not insignificant, as the studies on CLA have shown it is a very powerful fat loss stimulator. Animals and human subjects supplementing with CLA have shown over a 60%+ decrease in body fat.




This is one of the reasons I recommend full-fat, not low-fat, cottage cheese. The fat in the cottage cheese contains high amounts of the CLA that will help you lose body fat and gain lean muscle (another beneficial effect the studies discovered).




If your overall diet is derived from mostly natural foods that contain little fat then eating full-fat cottage cheese will still place you far below the amounts typically eaten by most people. Plus, the fat it does contain promotes fat loss.




Finally, the protein found in cottage cheese contains 2 important muscle-building properties.




First, it contains high amounts of Glutamine, which is the most abundant amino acid in your body. It is extremely important to make sure you get enough glutamine in your diet because of the high demand for it by your body. If not supplied by your diet your body will pull it from other areas in your body high in glutamine. And this is practically any muscle group in your body. This can potentially compromise the lean muscle you're trying desperately hard to increase.




Finally, cottage cheese is composed of effective combinations of whey and casein protein. Whey is a fast acting protein that, when eaten, gets into your bloodstream very quickly. Casein is a much slower, timed-release type of protein. It's important to get both of these as they each have unique benefits that will help build muscle quicker and more effectively than most any other natural protein source.




5. Protein Powders




Protein powders are probably the food product most responsible for building better bodies than any other supplement in the world. And I say this with conviction. From numerous studies and real-world experience, an increased protein intake ALWAYS leads to greater muscularity and increased lean muscle mass, especially for those that were not supplementing with protein powder supplements before. The effect, in most cases, is very dramatic.




Increasing one's protein intake is a very reliable way to increase lean muscle accretion on your body. Most people don't take this serious enough. They think, "I get plenty of protein from the foods I eat."




Nothing could be further from the truth. In order to put serious amounts of lean muscle on your body you have to supplement with much more protein than the USRDA recommends (and even women want to build as much lean muscle tissue as they can - more muscle helps burn more fat).




Of course it's assumed you're also employing a serious weight-training program as well. Extra protein all by itself will do very little to build more muscle tissue. You have to create the demand in the weight room in order to use the extra protein to rebuild your muscles.




Even if you've been taking in 1 gram of protein for every pound of bodyweight in the past, once you up your protein intake into the neighborhood of 1 to 2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight, you should see immediate results.




Your muscles will feel fuller and harder, and you should also feel leaner. A higher protein intake (as long as carbohydrates are kept in check) almost always leads to increased muscularity and reduced body fat.


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          Organic Meats are Healthy to Eat   
The organic meat is made in accordance with definite production standards. Nowadays the use of non-organic insecticides, herbicides and pesticides is largely restricted. The production of organic food is becoming greatly a regulated industry. The processed organic contains only organic ingredients. People believe that organic meat is free from all the chemicals and is vital to good health. Organic meats are birthed also organically. The feed that is fed to the animals should be organic like the hay, grains and even pastures. Its approved by the naturopathic physicians that the organic meat is always better than the commercially available meat.




An organic meat is very cautiously scrutinized and it is also tested for the purpose of food safety. Animals which are organically grown are naturally healthy and do not get sick very often. The nutrient content in organic food is more than that in commercially produced meat like selenium which protects against heart diseases and also cancer is 390% more in organic meat.




Calcium along with Boron is around 63% more in organic food. Lithium which prevents depression is 188% more in organic meat. Organic meat also tastes better. When you are buying an organic meat you are not only assured that you are buying a meat which is practically free from residues but you are also getting the meat of an animal which was robust throughout its existence. Organic meats are grass-fed which will result in more content of the acid called the Conjugated Linoleic. It is said that it is a fatty acid in meats which reduces the bad less-density lipoprotein, which is cholesterol and also prevents cancers. Organic animals are provided with a stress-free environment in order to maintain their health. Though you have to pay more for an organic meat but you will be satisfied that the meat you are eating is very safe than all other meats.




The organic meats have more amount of fat content as compared to conventional meat but that definitely have lesser impurities. It is suggested that pregnant women, children and lactating women should specially have organic meats because they are more sensitive to chemical residues than others. You can also get more information about organic meat online also. You can even order the meat online. But it is recommended that customers should double check the addresses they give. So ordering organic meat online is a very convenient way of buying.


http://www.nimanranch.com/ offers great deals on organic meat. Get the tastiest natural meat from Niman Ranch. Art Gib is a freelance writer.

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          PARIS RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT   
Registration Deadline: Sep 30, 2017; Submission Deadline: Sep 30, 2017

Paris and the entire country of France is world-famous for its cuisine, with a non-exhaustive list of delicacies and culinary systems. The culinary reputation of Paris is very rich, cultured and diverse. French food culture,  according to UNESCO, is important for 'bringing people together to enjoy the art of good eating and drinking' and the power to create 'togetherness, the pleasure of taste, and the balance between human beings and the products of nature'.

French food culture includes such wonders as the croissant, éclair, bouillon, crepe, and, of course, the baguette. Wine (there are as many types of wines as there are regions in France), bread (usually eaten in some form with each meal) and cheese (there are over 400 types of cheese in France made from all types of milk, including goat) are the staples of French food culture and French life.

The word and idea of a restaurant, which really came into modern times at the end of the French Revolution when the nouveau riche (newly rich) had more money to spend, come from French. From cafes to bistros, the world owes a lot to the French for the commercialization of specialty foods and making them available to the public. The first Parisian restaurant was founded by Beauvilliers in 1782 in the Rue de Richelieu, called the Grande Taverne de Londres. He introduced the novelty of listing the dishes available on a menu and serving them at small individual tables." Following the revolution, the abolition of the guild system made it easier to open restaurants. Also, since so many aristocrats fled or were executed, their former cooks and servants found new employment and Paris became the center of the new restaurant scene, which, to some degree, it remains today.

The aim of this architecture competition is to design a new 21st century restaurant and wine bar on the promenade along the River Seine in Paris. The restaurant should be unique and innovative in all respects and should invent new ways to provide an overall sensory experience to the customers. The restaurant should experiment with unique materials, volumetric compositions layout systems and other transitional spaces to make it a new prototype and exemplary typology that will become an active gastronomical hub in the heart of the French capital. The participants should:

Create an architectural icon along the River Seine, that will become a popular destination for the residents and everyone who visits the city.  The participants must consider the attributes of light, color, materiality, aesthetic quality that will add a sense of identity to the restaurant, eventually creating a landmark along the picturesque context of River Seine. The participants are free to create their own design language, ranging from contemporary to traditional but should be able to merge the shell with the existing context in a respectful and additive fashion.

Create an experience within a restaurant shell that adds to the programmed interior space. The participants must try to create a wholesome experience for the end user rather than just a self-referential interior space. The participants are free to design a thematic or a generic interior environment but it should have an immersive effect on the customers, stimulating their sensory experience.

Maximize the use of the waterfront context and the promenade into the architectural concept for the restaurant. The participants are required to use the unique nature of the site into their design proposal and architectural built form. The participants can use the water element and picturesque surroundings and develop the restaurant as an open, semi-open seating zone. The quai or the dock-promenade can be used as an extension of the restaurant and cultured into a social and leisure zone.

 

Schedule

  • Start of Competition and Early Registration: 1st July 2017
  • Early Registration ends: 31st August 2017
  • Standard Registration starts: 1st September 2017
  • Deadline for Questions: 10th September 2017
  • Standard Registration ends: 30th September 2017
  • Closing day for Submissions 30th September 2017
  • Announcement of Winners: 24th October 2017

*Note: All deadlines are 11:59 pm - 00:00 IST (India).

 

Awards

Winning participants will receive prizes totaling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:

First prize- INR 1,00,000/- + Certificate

Second prize- INR 60,000/- + Certificate

Third prize- INR 40,000/- + Certificate

10 Honorable mentions

Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archasm’s website and several international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.

 

Registration

Early Registration:

From 1st July 2017 to 31st August 2017

  • For Indian nationals- INR 1500 (per team)
  • For Foreign nationals- EUR 60 (per team)

 

Standard Registration:

From 1st September 2017 to 30th September 2017

  • For Indian nationals- INR 1800 (per team)
  • For Foreign nationals- EUR 80 (per team)

Entrants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with the appropriate payment through our secure gateway on our website www.archasm.in

 

Discount

Group discounts apply for a minimum of 5 teams from one particular architecture school/university as our initiative to promote more participation from students.

Send us the following details at queries@archasm.in to avail the offer.

  • Names of all the participating teams members and their respective team leaders.
  • Name of the university.
  • School ID proofs of the team leaders.

 

Note:

It will not be possible to amend or update any information relating to your registration including the names of team members once validated.

 

Regulations

  • Participant teams will be disqualified if any of the competition rules or submission requirements are not considered. Participation assumes acceptance of the regulations.
  • Team code is the only means of identification of a team as it is an anonymous competition.
  • The official language of the competition is English.
  • The registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Contacting the Jury is prohibited.
  • archasm as the competition organizer, reserves the right to modify the competition schedule if deemed necessary.

 

Terms and Conditions                                          

Please see the terms and conditions section on www.archasm.in.

 

Competition project disclaimer

This is an open international competition hosted by archasm to generate progressive design ideas. There are no plans for the riverside restaurant to be built. The competition is organized for education purpose only.

 

Other details

Website: www.archasm.in

Facebook: facebook.com/atarchasm

Instagram: instagram.com/archasm_competitions

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          TS254: Clinton vs Trump, CA Tampon Tax, Whole Foods Discrimination   
Honey, the showcase showdown this week was epic! If you didn't watch the debate, you missed a terrific ad for Flonase and also a queen at her mightiest. Plus, California's Governor Jerry Brown is all in on continuing to tax tampons and diapers, and a woman unfairly faces harassment at our favorite grocery store for wearing terrible shoes. Cotton Candy grapes, why hast thou forsaken us?!?! Bye wig.
          TS251: Grocery Woes, Gay Bachelor, Rape Loopholes, Guest Randi Driscoll   
This week Bryan and Erin debut their new horror film "Night Shopper," a tale of a fresh faced yogi cruelly forced to consume dusty cotton candy grapes in front of an audience of pissedWhole Foods patrons. In other news, Logo's new show "Finding Prince Charming" (a bachelor-esque show for gay men) is starting a conversation about the expectations of a gay couple; and California is closing a loophole that has allowed rapists to elude prosecution...progress! Also singer Randi Driscoll is here to talk about her times playing shows on a keg, being inspired by Matthew Shepherd, and the wonders of San Diego.
          TS237:Memorial Day,Lady Attorney,Gay Representation,Guest Dan Robert   
This week Bryan attends a disastrous BBQ and offends Deborahs everywhere, while Erin continues being the Whole Foods superhero West Hollywood doesn’t deserve. Also, Lady Attorney is back and needed around the country to help fight against sexist dickholes, while Gay representation in pop culture is still somewhat MIA, come on America! and Guest Dan Robert is here to discuss his confetti filled coming out story, traveling to Italy, and surviving dating a survivor superfan.  
          Epic life.   
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          What Jon Stewart Means To Me   
August 2006, I wrapped up my life in India and moved to the United States for a PhD in Marketing.

I left the country I really knew and moved to a strange new land, with its strange new customs, and strange people, and strange grocery aisles! I had a tough time fitting in!

Okay, no I didn't.

The thing is, I moved when I was 26 years old, as opposed to most other Indian grad students who move here right out of college, having not seen any of the "real world". Thanks to blogs and internet forums and American TV shows and second hand stories from close friends who moved there four years before, I more or less knew what to expect from America. To me, almost everything ranging from grocery aisles to the way the people talked and behaved to the local "customs" seemed familiar.

The one thing that wasn't as familiar was the news cycle. I have always been a huge news junkie, especially interested in politics. Although I followed the basics of American politics even when I lived in India, I did not really "know" the scene too well. Sure, I had followed the 2004 primaries, seen Howard Dean's howl, slept through John Kerry's speeches, and more or less knew why Florida or Ohio are so much more crucial in the Presidential race than Tennessee or Indiana.

And I knew America's comedy scene well enough, having been a big fan of Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, and of course, George Carlin.

And yes, I was vaguely aware of this funny guy called Jon Stewart who combined politics and comedy. When I was in India, CNN used to air a half hour compilation of the best bits of his show once a week. Not quite the "Daily" show but whenever I came across it on TV, I watched it and chuckled. To me, it seemed like a funny enough show with a political context.

And then in August 2006, I moved to America. I fit in quite easily in most ways, ranging from food to socializing to academics to day to day chores. One aspect where I felt lost was the politics. I realized that I knew about American politics only peripherally. So I started reading more blogs, watching the big three cable news channels, reading newspapers, etc.

The first time I watched The Daily Show was due to jet lag a couple of days after I arrived. I had slept through most of the afternoon and evening and in the wee hours of the night, I found myself as alert as a watchdog. While my roommates slept, I plonked myself in front of the TV and started flipping channels. And I came across the slightly familiar face of Jon Stewart. It was 1 or 2 AM so obviously, it was the repeat telecast.

As I watched, I found myself drawn in instantly, maybe because of the Indian connection. The segment was about how Republican senate candidate George Allen had referred to an Indian-American staffer of his opponent Jim Webb as "macaca". What I loved about that segment was that it combined facts, opinion, and humor perfectly without taking cheap shots at anyone. I made a mental note to watch the show again the next night.

And I loved the show again. And then I watched it again. And I kept watching every night. It taught me about aspects of the US "midterm" elections that I had never really fully understood sitting in India. It contextualized the red-v-blue battle in terms more nuanced and pithy than I had ever read on any blog. And of course, it made me laugh, especially with the hilariously quirky George W Bush impression.

I still remember that hilarious song about the midterms

"So just remember this November that your vote will count,
A very very very very very small amount!"

Jon Stewart helped me seamlessly blend into the American political discourse the way thousands of hours of reading blogs and news sites never had. He has that uncanny ability to zero in on the most consequential news items of the day and in 22 short minutes....14 if you omit the interview...present a perfect blend of analysis and irony.

Within a few days, the 11 PM time slot on my daily calendar....or at least Monday-Thursday calendar was earmarked for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He chuckled, he made faces, he did impressions, but above all, he managed to be that guy inside us all who is just utterly baffled with the absurdity and sometimes cruelty of the world around us, but tries to cope with it using humor.

Jon Stewart helped me through American political milestones from the 2006 midterms to the 2014 midterms, not ignoring other events worldwide. One of his and his show's greatest qualities has been the ability to strike the right balance in expressing resentment about something. Many comedians have gotten in trouble for crossing the "line" of tastefulness. Which is why many comedians steer clear of troublesome topics.

But Jon has somehow always been able to address tricky and even tragic topics with the right balance of sensitivity and respectful humor. And occasionally, just straight talk. His post 9/11 speech is the stuff of legend, so I won't talk about it here.

But as a former Bombayite now living in the US, my most memorable and personally relevant example of this uncanny knack of addressing tragedies tastefully is the segment he and John Oliver did after the 2008 Bombay attacks


It was just so perfect!

Watching Jon Stewart has been a part of my life from the very first week I moved to this country 9 years ago. He's been an integral part of my life.

I have attended two of his show's tapings in person and was blown away by how nice he was even off-camera. I went to DC with 250,000 other people for the Rally to Restore Sanity that he and Stephen Colbert organized.

And now he's announced that he's leaving The Daily Show. Given what a permanent fixture he's been in my life in this country, this is a BIG change. But I understand why he needs to do what he needs to do. Rosewater has shown that he's capable of much more and who can fault him for wanting to spread his wings?

I'll miss you Jon, and 11 PM Monday to Thursday just won't be the same after you leave.

          Antu Barva by P. L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
Fourteen years ago today, Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, arguably the most influential and beloved person from Maharashtra, died at the age of 81. He left behind a gargantuan legacy in the form of his books, plays, songs, movies, essays, social work, but more than that, the lasting impact he has had on Maharashtra. Every couple of years, I translate one of his essays or short stories on this blog. This time, I have chosen Antu Barva, a fictionalized life sketch that he created as an amalgam of several people he knew in Konkan. It is not exactly LOL funny, but is light-hearted while still tugging at your heart-strings. It is meant as a depiction of the tough life in Konkan in the middle of the 20th century, and the sort of complex and poignant characters such a life spawns.

But as somber as the basic subject matter is, PuLa manages to inject humor into it, even if the humor is dark. When I first read Antu Barva, I just read it as a slightly humorous life sketch. As I have re-read it and re-heard its narration over the years, I have come to recognize it as something beyond just that. It is one of PuLa's best allegorical social commentaries in my opinion. He was duly recognized for Vyakti Aani Valli, the book that this sketch appears in, with a Sahitya Akademi Puraskaar. In that book, I think this is THE most impressive and multi-layered sketch.

For years, I considered translating Antu Barva here but was too intimidated given how nuanced it is. PuLa gave Antu a specific Konkani "voice" (in text form as well as when he narrated the sketch for TV) that is impossible to translate. No matter how well I tried, I thought I would end up doing injustice to the original work. This is in addition to the usual difficulties in translating PuLa's wordplay and nuanced observations. So it is with a great sense of trepidation that I am even attempting this today. A LOT will get lost in translation. But I hope PuLa's fans will forgive me any errors. Because I think this particular piece is one of the greatest literary achievements from an Indian and it deserves a wider audience.

Miss you, PuLa. Bhool-chook maaf kara.

Ratnagiri's middle lane has been home to some towering personalities over the years. God used a unique formula when creating these people. These people tend to be a metaphorical amalgam of Ratnagiri's most famous products - sweet mango, rough jackfruit, hard coconut, irritating colocasia leaves, and intense betel nuts whose one bite will make your heart jump up your throat.    

It is in this unique Ratnagiri soil that Antu Barva grew and ripened. Actually, Antu's age doesn't really justify people casually calling him just "Antu". When I first met him 12-14 years ago, not just his stubble, but even the hair on his ears and chest had turned white. His teeth had mostly gone "Annu Gogtya".

Going Annu Gogtya = falling.

This is an idomatic phrase that Antu Barva coined. A lawyer from Ratnagiri named Annu Gogte has been standing in the local elections for many years. Standing and then falling. Repeatedly, without even coming close to winning. So even if a bucket falls in a well, Antu asks "has the bucket gone Annu?"

When someone is talking about old Antu, they just refer to him in the singular casual "Antu". As it is, characters from Konkan are quite singular. But no one calls Antu just "Antu" to his face.  They call him Antu sheth!

True blue Brahmin Antu got this trader caste suffix "sheth" decades ago. After all Antu himself had committed a sin justifying this demotion. During the first world war, Antu started a shop near the docks. It failed spectacularly even before the Treaty of Versailles. But that short-lived stint as a shopkeeper was enough to turn Antu into Antu sheth.

After that, no one remembers Antu doing anything specific to make a living. He manages to somehow score at least two square meals a day from somewhere. He has a little plot of land with a garden that has a couple of dozen coconut and Alphonso mango trees, sprinkled with the odd jackfruit and tamarind tree. He has a little single-room shack on that land. He has the right to draw water from the nearby well. Antu sheth manages to get by on all this.

I first met Antu at Bapu Hegishte's store. I had gone there to buy some cigarettes when Antu's face peered out from behind a newspaper. He slid his reading glasses up his forehead and said,

"You're Lawyer saheb's son-in-law, right?"

"Yes" I replied.

"Ahha! I recognized you right away! Please, have a seat, please. Bapu, some tea for our jawaibapu (a respectful term for son-in-law)!"

I had no idea who this guy was, suddenly acting so familiar. Antu sheth himself explained,

"Your father-in-law is a good friend of mine. Tell him Antu Barva said hello."

"Sure."

"Hmmm....when did you come from Pune?"

"Two days ago."

"Of course....the first Diwali after you got married....haha...ask him for a Ford car!"

"He is your friend. Why don't you tell him?"

"Haha, you're from Pune after all. Can't get the last word with you." he laughed. "So...staying long or just a flying visit?"

"Just a short trip. I'm leaving in a couple of days."

"Excellent! It's always good to keep such visits short. Familiarity breeds contempt and all that. Don't end up like that Kasopkar's son-in-law. He set up camp for six months. Finally Kasopkar lost his patience and made him plow his land! When a son-in-law stays with you for too long, he starts feeling like a pain in the neck, right?"

"You're right." I nodded.

"Bapusheth, I hope you recognized our lawyer's son-in-law. We are both your father-in-law's clients, jawaibapu."

Bapu Hegishte smiled and folded his hands in greeting.

"Welcome. Would you like to have some tea?" he asked.

"No, it's okay. It's really hot right now."

"Of course, it's always going to be hot in Ratnagiri!" Antu jumped in. "You can't sleep in a cowshed and then complain about the stink of cow piss! If Ratnagiri had cool weather, they'd have called it Shimla, not Ratnagiri!"

Before I could say anything, Antu continued,

"But the heat is way worse in your neighborhood with all those houses next to each other. Come to my garden near the beach. My garden is...how do you say...."aircondition"!"

Antu sheth said the last words in English and laughed, and then added,

"That's our country joke, jawaibapu!"

Then he addressed Hegishte again.

"Bapusheth, did you know our jawaibapu here is a writer? Writes plays and movies and what not. Behave properly when he is around or he'll write a hilarious farce about you."

The pride I felt on my fame having spread even to someone like Antu Barva was dashed by Bapu Hegishte's next question. Bapusheth looked me up and down carefully for a few seconds and said,

"What do you do?"

"What the hell do you mean what does he do?" Antu thundered. "Are you insane, Hegishte? Take out that pile of raddi old newspapers and open them. You'll see his name and picture in dozens of places! He makes movies!"

"Movies!!?? Really??" Hegishte's expression changed to one of wonderment and he looked at me as if I was God.

"Jawaibapu, speaking of movies, can I ask you a question if you don't mind?"

I could see the naughty expression on Antusheth's face as he asked me this.

"Sure, go ahead."

"How much money do you make from one movie?"

This wasn't my first trip to Konkan. So by now, I had gotten used to dealing with such intensely personal questions.

"That really varies from movie to movie." I deflected.

"But still....I mean I have read that you get like a million or a million and a half."

"No way! There isn't nearly that kind of money in Marathi films."

"Yeah, but still. Even if you don't get fistfuls, you must be getting at least 2-3 pinchfulls?"

"You get it sometimes, and also lose it sometimes." I stuck to being vague.

"Well of course, it's a business after all. When it comes to business, you win some, you lose some. It's all part of the game."

Antu sheth got philosophical. But only for a moment.

"Can I ask you one more question? Only if you don't get angry."

"What's there to get angry about? Go ahead."

"Well..you know....whatever we read about these film actresses in magazines and all....is that real or is it fake like Gangadhar Basthe's "real" Belgaum butter?"

"What do you mean all this about film actresses?" I kept a straight face and pretended to not get what he was saying.

"Quite a skillful guy you are, jawaibapu. Skillful! You'll make a great witness in court!" Antu sheth was having none of it. "All this about film actresses as in...the whole index finger nostril thing."

I didn't immediately get what he meant by the whole index finger nostril thing. So Antu sheth gently tapped his index finger against his nostril and winked. Fortunately, before I had to say anything, a waiter arrived with the tea Hegishte had ordered.

"Looks like all the cows in Ratnagiri are still pregnant, Jhampya!" Antu made a sarcastic remark to the waiter on the color of the tea. And then he poured the tea in the saucer and started slurping it.

Actually, Antu sheth could have just said to the waiter in plain words that the tea was low on milk. But he preferred the "all the cows are still pregnant" phrasing. Why just Antu sheth? Almost everyone from that middle lane in Ratnagiri spoke in that sarcastic obtuse way.

By now, Antu sheth and I have become good friends. In the last decade or so, whenever I have gone to Ratnagiri, I have spent time with him. He always included me in his group of friends, taught me the ganjifa card games they played. And over the years, I heard a lot monologues on the odd philosophy of life that those men in their 60s had developed.

I even learned all the idiomatic phrases the group had come up with. They all dressed similar. A cotton loincloth from the waist below, a small cotton scarf on the shoulder, worn-out sandals, one hand holding a walking stick, and the other holding a jackfruit. Dressed like that, Antu sheth would roam around in the neighborhood calling his friends to join him every afternoon.

"Govindbhat! Wanna play a couple of hands?"

"Paranjape? Are you awake or have you turned into a python?"

I too became a part of their card game gang. If once in a while, the card game wasn't really panning out well, Antu would put the cards down and say to me,

"Jawaibapu, why don't you sing a Malkauns or something? Godbolya, bash a little tabla with our guest. Khaju sheth, open your decrepit harmonium."

And then we'd have an impromptu jam session for a bit at Antu sheth's orders.

"Jawaibapu, your pipes are kick-ass!" he'd compliment my singing in his unique way.

Every other year or so, I'd visit Ratnagiri and attend Antu sheth's court. But with each visit, the court seemed to be getting smaller.

"Antu sheth, haven't seen Damu kaka around." I asked once.

"Who? Damu Nene? He is living it up! I am told Rambha is rubbing oil on his bald head, and Urvashi is airing him with a fan!"

"What????"

"What do you mean what? Damu Nene got transferred from Ratnagiri!" and Antu Sheth pointed to the sky.

"Oh!" I finally understood what he meant. "I am so sorry. I had no idea."

"Why would you have any idea about it? Do you think that they're going to announce on the radio that Damu Nene has croaked? His family did pay for an obituary in the newspaper though. Heh, they wrote he was loving, caring, friendly, pious, and what not. What do the newspaper folks care? As long as you are paying, they will publish any nonsense."

Antu continued in his characteristic manner.

"Damu Nene and loving? Hmpf! Even when he was lying dead on the pyre, the furrow on his brow was intact! One day he decided to sleep outdoors because it was too hot. They found him dead the next morning. Lucky bugger. Died on Ashadhi Ekadashi too! So there were two processions from Ratnagiri that day. One for Lord Vithoba and another for Damu Nene. Damu died on Ashadhi. And then on Dussehra, Dattu Paranjape crossed the border and did seemolanghan. The first guy croaked, the second guy croaked.....now waiting for the third. They say things happen in three."

Antu looked at me mischievously and shrugged.

And that's the essence of Antu Barva for you. Standing at less than 5 feet, bronze-fair complexion, small pockmarks on his face, small gray eyes, creased skin belying his advanced age, half his teeth fallen....or "gone Annu"...leading to a new habit of poking his tongue through the gaps while talking.... and with all this, weighing in at barely 100 lbs.

Every aspect of Antu Barva's earthly existence was getting worn out with each passing year except for two - the nasal booming voice and the slick intelligence fed by decades of rubbing coconut oil on his head.

It wasn't just Antu sheth. Almost all the men his age from that part of Ratnagiri were of a similar bent....which was a crooked bent. Their language was unnecessarily complex and their attitude exceedingly cynical. They didn't feel happy if someone did well, and didn't feel sad if a tragedy befell someone. There was no joy for births, no mourning for deaths. Most of them apart from Antu didn't really like music, but didn't dislike it either. And when it came to food, the taste and flavors didn't matter, as long as their belly got filled. The engine of their life never really faltered when it ran out of steam, nor did it go fast when it did have some steam. But the road their lives took was like every road in Konkan- serpentine.

That's the hand life had dealt them. Even though their lives were full of the wholesome coconut tree, their fates and thus their tastes leaned less towards the sweet creamy inside of the coconut, and more towards its tough shell.


One summer, a second-rate theater company from Mumbai was touring Ratnagiri staging Ram Ganesh Gadkari's famous play Ekach Pyala. I went to watch it. The production was barely competent in the first act. At intermission, I walked outside to the hissing clinks of soda bottles being opened. Under a Kitson lamp, I saw Antu sheth's diminutive form. He was talking to the fur-cap clad manager of the theater company.

"So....how's the attendance?" Antu sheth asked.

"Not bad." the manager gruffly replied.

"Not bad? Most of the chairs seem empty. Why don't you let me in for half price?"

"No way!" the manager shook his head rudely.

"Why are you brushing me away like a lizard? I heard the first act from out here anyway. The guy playing Sindhu doesn't seem to be very good."

[aside - in the early-to-mid 20th century in orthodox Maharashtra, it was taboo for women to perform on stage. So much like in Shakespeare's days, female parts were usually played by men. The legendary Bal Gandharva excelled at this and one of his most famous roles was playing Sindhu in the first staging of Ekach Pyala.]

"The guy playing Sindhu doesn't seem to be very good." Antu sheth said. "He sang 'lage hridayi hurhur' like a squeaking mouse. Did you ever hear how Bal Gandharva sang it?"

The manager got pissed off.

"I'm not begging you to come watch it!" he thundered.

"But the town is full of your advertising boards begging us to come watch it." Antu sheth instantly replied. "And yesterday your people were going door to door with fliers. As it is, it's mainly empty chairs you are showing this play to. How about four annas?"

"Four annas? What is this? A monkey performing on the street?"

"That's better than this! They perform first and then circulate a plate for money. Why don't you try that? If the next act is better than the first one, I'll pay you an extra four annas!"

The people standing around them started laughing and the manager got even more upset. That's when Antu sheth noticed me.

"Namaskar, jawaibapu! How's it going? How's Ekach Pyala?"

"It's okay." I said.

"I'm sure you got a complimentary pass. You're from the same community. I have heard that barbers don't charge each other for shaves."

"No, nothing like that. See, I bought a ticket."

"Then why a wishy-washy response like "it's okay"? You've paid hard-earned money for this, haven't you? Assert your rights as a paying customer. Call it what it is. Utter crap. Especially that guy playing Sindhu is totally useless!"

"What do you mean the guy playing Sindhu? It's a woman playing the role." I told him.

"WHAT??" Antu sheth looked genuinely shocked. "You're kidding me! That voice and that built! If she decides, she can lift Sudhakar up like a baby! Sindhu indeed.......more like Sindhudurg!"

"So you watched the play after all?"

"For a few minutes. Moved the curtains from the window and had a peek. Hmpf! Even gypsy performers are better than these idiots."

Antu sheth spat out another unsolicited opinion and walked away.

But that's pretty much what his life was - spitting out unsolicited opinions. I knew Antu for so many years, but I never found out much about his family situation. Once Anna Sane from Antu's court had let slip a mention of his son.

"What? Antu sheth has a son?" I asked.

"Of course he has a son. Not only that, his son is a Collector!" Anna Sane nonchalantly said.

"Collector???"

"Yup. He's in charge of collecting tickets on Byculla station." he deadpanned without letting a single muscle move.

"Doesn't look like he helps out his father financially."

"He does sometimes. When he can. He has his own family. Besides, a Western Railway compartment has been attached to a Central Railway train."

A PhD student could do a dissertation on those guys' peculiar idioms and phrases. I was well-versed in the language by now but it took me a few moments to realize that this was code for an inter-religion marriage.

"So you see, Antu sheth has trouble with his post-bath rituals at his son's place. Plus apparently his son is also into some other Anglicized habits if you know what I mean. So how can Antu sheth spend too much time there? Still, once Antu sheth swallowed all the insults and went to Mumbai to see his grandson. Came back looking like he had messed up a math problem."

"Every Dussehra and Diwali, Antu gets his son's love in the form of a money order. Not much, maybe 5-10 rupees. For a few days after that, Antu acts like he's won the lottery and splurges as much as he can. Which isn't much."

"Understandable." I said. "After all, how much can a ticket collector's pay be?"

"Yeah, the pay is pretty meager. But one hears that a ticket collector can also make a little more on the side, especially in holiday season if you know what I mean." Anna said. "Nothing wrong with it of course. If he has an opportunity to make some money, why shouldn't he? You know how it is in this country. If you get caught taking a ten rupee bribe, they put a striped cap on your head and send you to prison. But if you get caught taking a million rupee bribe, they put a Gandhi cap on your head and send you to Parliament! Democraticaly elected people's representative!"

Politics was the most favorite topic for Antu sheth and his buddies to express their unique opinions on. They had profound thoughts on every politician and party. One year, there was a famine in Konkan. Konkan is always facing a famine as it is. But this particular one was so bad that in Antu sheth's words it had "been approved under the Famine Act".

Nehru was touring the famine-hit parts of Konkan. He visited Ratnagiri for a speech and the whole town was caught up in Nehru-mania. One evening, someone asked Antu sheth,

"Antu sheth, I didn't see you at the speech?"

"Whose speech? Nehru's? Hmpf!" Antu sheth's disdain was obvious. "What nonsense. There's a famine here. Stop giving speeches. Give us food! This is like seeing a man drowning and instead of saving him, reading from the Quran to ensure that he doesn't end up in hell. Utterly useless. But everyone else is stupid. Oh, Nehru is here? He is giving a speech? He gives great speeches! Let's go! Bloody lemmings!"

"And now that Nehru is in Ratnagiri, what did they do? Idiots took him to show the house, room, and bed where Lokmanya Tilak was born! Morons. Tell me, did god appear in Gangadhar Tilak's dreams and tell him that your wife is going to give birth to a great leader? How would anyone even remember what bed Tilak was born on? But who cares? They just showed Nehru some random room and bed and bluffed - this is where Tilak first went WAAAAAAAAAA."

"Morons! Where's the proof? Where's the proof? Did they get the midwife from Tilak's birth to certify the bed? Hmpf! Forget Tilak. It's been a 100 years since he was born. You tell me. Can your own mother confidently identify the room and the bed where she gave birth to you? Go ask her and then tell me about Nehru and Tilak."

And so ended the rant.

I always wondered if there was anything or anyone in the world that Antu sheth and his friends had respect for. If they ever had a polite dignified response for anything at all.      

Somebody's son became a Professor. And Antu's response,

"Professor? In a circus?There used to be this Professor Chhatre in circuses performing magic tricks."

Someone opened a new store. And Antu's response,

"Tell him to have a bankruptcy form ready. It'll save time when the inevitable happens."

Who knows what school of philosophy these guys followed. More than half of them survived on money orders from children and relatives. They saved money from that and file lawsuits for the strangest reasons. Every lawsuit is stuck in delayed hearing dates. These guys have a big beautiful sea coast, coconut trees, gardens, everything you could reasonably hope for to be happy. But that apparent prosperity gets punctured by an occasional bout of misfortune and all that remains is an impenetrable shield of gallows humor.

Somehow the topic of Gandhi came up. And Antu sheth got on his soap box.

"Gandhi? What Gandhi? Traveled all over the world, but never came to Ratnagiri! Because he was smart. He knew that here, no one gives a damn about his loincloth or his walking stick. We are all just as naked and just as skinny. And his obsession with spinning khadi. It's all useless. Our own Shambhu sheth. All his life, he followed Gandhi's teachings and spun khadi for his clothes. Forget the British government, even Ratnagiri's Collector Gilligan didn't fear his "civil disobedience". And you're talking about Gandhi."

"Then there are all his hunger strikes and fasts. Half of Konkan is hungry and fasting, and not by choice. Someone who is well-fed will find something remarkable about hunger strikes. What do we care? Don't get me wrong. I am not saying Gandhi wasn't a great man. He was. But in our books, under what column should we make an entry for his greatness? And if you are talking about independence, then that had nothing to do with Gandhi, or Tilak or Savarkar."

"So did independence just fall out of the sky?" I asked him.

"It's up to you to find out where it fell out of." Antu replied. "One thing I am sure of is that the Brits left because they got bored. What more was left for them to loot? Their Raj business started making a loss, so they effectively declared bankruptcy and went home. The potter left with his pottery, and we sit here cradling his leftover broken pieces. This is all just a cycle of life and bigger than anything we can comprehend. It's not British rule, nor is it Nehru's rule, nor people's rule, nor anyone's rule. It's the creator's rule."  

"So how did your creator end up siding with the British?" I asked.

"Don't be silly. The creator is sitting pretty on his throne. He just played a small game."

"A game that translated into 150 years of slavery?"

"It's 150 years for you and me." Antu sheth was steadfast. "The almighty's wrist watch doesn't move forward by even one second unless a thousand years go by for us. In his eyes and on his scale, all this is just a minor game that lasted barely a millisecond."

When these emaciated old men started spouting this philosophy on the front yards of that impoverished middle lane in Ratnagiri, with dark shadows formed by the dim light of their age-worn oil lamps dancing on their wrinkled faces, my heart couldn't help but shudder.

"Socialism? What socialism? All nonsense, I tell you. Not even two mango leaves are alike. And these guys want to pretend all men are equal. In the creator's eyes, each individual is unique. How are they going to have equal opportunities or equal outcomes? But everyone is just blabbering....socialism is coming. Just like that Ratnagiri's legislator is saying...Konkan Railway is coming, Konkan Railway is coming. Sure, Konkan Railway is coming. And it's tracks are going through where one-armed Pandu Gurav's toilet used to be. Even if it does, is it going to make Pandu's shoulder stump sprout an arm? What difference will it make?"

"And without an arm to plow his field or pick his crops, no matter what you do with that damn railway, what good is it going to do him? He is still the same. Just because India became independent, does not mean that Hari Sathe's lazy eye got fixed. Nor did Mahadev Godbole's paunch disappear.  Nothing really changed. Even in the fabled Ram Rajya, Ram didn't uproot Hanuman's tail and attach it to his own ass. No. Ram stayed a man, and Hanuman stayed a monkey."

At such times, it almost seem like the Goddess of Wisdom Saraswati is sitting on Antu sheth's tongue.

"You're right." I said.

"Don't just say I am right for the heck of it to be polite. If I am wrong, say that and correct me. You might be younger than me when it comes to age, but when it comes to education, you are my elder, jawaibapu!"

Once in a while, Antu sheth will say something genuinely from his heart, without any sarcasm. But there is always some burning issue close to his heart underlying what he says.

The last few years, I could not go to Ratnagiri as often as I used to. In the meanwhile, Ratnagiri finally got electricity, its own college, tar roads, and all other features of 20th century life. When I met him after that, I said,

"Antu sheth, your Ratnagiri has now become posh! Electric lights and everything. Did your house get an electric connection?"

"No, not yet. But it's good that it's dark. Tomorrow even if I do get electricity, what is there to look at in that bright light? A penniless life? Who needs electricity to look at chipped walls and leaking shingles? It's better that my poverty stays hidden in darkness."

And then he laughed loudly for a full minute like it was a joke.

This time I saw that his teeth had gone almost completely Annu Gogte. I also learned that a couple of more friends of his had passed on and that the card game court was emptier than ever. For a change, I spotted a sense of love, longing, and kindness in the way Antu sheth spoke. I guess the empty seats at his card games were starting to make a place in his heart.

"Joglekar's son got a big promotion and moved to Delhi!" Antu sheth voluntarily shared some pleasant news without his customary sarcastic rejoinder. "Took his old man to Kashi, Haridwar, Vishweshwar, Hrishikesh and all. Fed a 100 brahmins there. Old man Joglekar was thoughtful enough to get me a small sealed pot with water from the Ganga. When you come visit next time, jawaibapu, you'll probably see that the seal has been broken and the water was poured down my throat if you know what I mean."

The next time I visited Ratnagiri, fortunately Antu sheth's Ganga water pot was still sealed.

"Wow, jawaibapu, wow! Congratulations! I heard you're going to England! Congratulations! Have a great trip. Just one "request" for you. Now I have to speak with you in English. So a "request"."

"What request?"

"Go see the Kohinoor diamond once. For some reason, it's an obsession I have always had, the Kohinoor diamond. I can't go see it, but you do it on my behalf. And then come back and tell me how it looks. See all the sights in London and Paris and everything!"

For some reason, I was overcome with a desire to touch his feet, something I had never done before. Right there on the street, I bent down and touched his feet.

"Live a long life!" Antu sheth touched my head gently. "You are a good person, which is why you are so successful."

I said goodbye and started to leave. I had barely gone four steps when I suddenly heard the familiar

"Jawaibapu!!!"

"Yes, Antu sheth?" I turned around.
  
"Forgot to ask you one thing. Are you going alone or with your wife?"

"Both of us are going."

"That's good. Don't mind me, I just had a nagging doubt, so I asked. You are going far away to learn something new. So I was reminded of Devayani's tale from mythology. Hahaha. Convey my blessings to your wife too. I am telling you, your good fortune is all because of her. That's all life is eventually about - the right woman."

Antu sheth paused and continued.

"Let me tell you something. Just between us. My wife passed away 40 years ago. Since then, the alphonso mango tree near my door has stopped flowering. When she was around, the tree yielded hundreds of mangoes every year. But since she left.....you know....fate can take really strange turns. Sorry, I am rambling. Anyway, safe travels. So when are you leaving from Ratnagiri?"

"Tomorrow morning by bus."

"Direct Ratnagiri to Mumbai?"

"Yes."

"Good call. Once someone completes that journey, then even traveling around the world seems easy in comparison. The other day Tatya Jog made the trip. He is still trying to locate all his bones.  Told me some 7-8 bones are missing!"

And he started laughing hard with his mouth wide open. I noticed that there was only one tooth remaining that hadn't gone Annu Gogte.

The next morning at 5 AM at the bus stand, I again heard the familiar cry,

"JAWAIBAPU!"

Antu sheth approached me and gave me a small paper pouch.

"I know you don't believe in god, jawaibapu, but do me a favor and keep this in your pocket. It is holy ash. It will keep you safe. You are going to London by air, so this small pouch shouldn't add too much weight to your luggage."

I put the pouch in my pocket. As the bus got going, I saw Antu sheth lift his shirt and gently wipe tears from his small blinking gray eyes. In that dim dawn light, seeing his bony chest and his concave stomach which had all but touched his back suddenly tugged at my heart.

Just like Konkan's jackfruit, it's people taste sweet only when they ripen for a long time.

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          "Khana Mat Khao" or In Telugu, Rice = Food?   
Thanks to the harsh winter we are having, I have been battling cold, cough, and fever for over a week now. Last night, during a particularly phlegm-infested sleep cycle, I had a dream. A nostalgic dream, I dreamed of something from 28 years ago in Andhra Pradesh. Something that had baffled me for years.

In 1986 when I was 6 years old, my dad was transferred to Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh for a year. A couple of months after we move there, I fell ill. Fever, cold, cough, same as now. My dad took me to the neighborhood doctor (the neighborhood was Aryapuram, if memory serves). The doctor was a native Andhra-ite with a very rudimentary grasp of Hindi. We were Maharashtrians who spoke Hindi but with very little knowledge of Telugu. So we spoke in Hindi.

The good doctor examined me, wrote up a prescription for what I assume were antibiotics (that's the trusted way to treat the flu in India), and then proceeded to give me some dietary advice in Hindi.

Doc: Teen din ke liye, khana mat khao (For three days, don't have any food (or so it literally translates))
Dad: Kya? Kuch bhi nahi? (What? Eat nothing?)
Doc: Nahi nahi, khao. Bread khao, roti khao, dal khao, khana mat khao. (No No, you must eat. Eat bread, roti, dal, but don't eat food.)
Dad & Me: ???????????????????????
Doc: (also confused, but repeating) Bread khao, roti khao, khana mat khao (Eat bread, roti, but don't eat food.)
Dad: Lekin........ bread aur roti bhi toh khana hi hai. (But.....bread and roti is also food)
Doc: (looks at me and dad for a few minutes, thinks, and then suddenly smiles) Rice! Rice mat khao! (Rice! Don't eat rice!)
Dad: Rice?
Doc: Haan, bread khao, roti khao, rice mat khao (Eat bread, roti, but don't eat rice)

Now, the medical validity of the doctor's dietary advice aside, for almost three decades, this incident has been stored in my memory banks. I occasionally remember it and am confused. Today after I had dreamed of it, I thought of an explanation. Maybe in colloquial/spoken Telugu, in some parts of Andhra Pradesh (especially Rajahmndry), the word for rice is similar to the word for food/meal. The good doctor wasn;t exactly fluent in Hindi. So maybe it was a translation error.

So I turned to twitter for answers. Based on the responses I got, the verdict is mixed. Half the people say that the words are indeed used interchangeably. Others disagree.

I don't know. But it was fun to get a humorous blast from the distant past.     

          Recipe for Egg Salad Sandwich On Toast - Slightly Indian   
When I moved from India to the United States in 2006, I encountered a multitude of food items I had never tasted in India. I could readily understand why I had never tasted most of those items in India, due to Indian conventions, habits, and availability of ingredients, such as ribs or steak tartare. But there was one item whose sheer simplicity astounded me. And which, by rights, should have been really popular in India. That item was the egg salad sandwich. I couldn't figure out why I had never encountered it in India.

The egg salad sandwich is so simple, even minimal. So elegant. So tasty. And so ideal for spicier Indian variations. And yet, almost completely absent from menus in India. Why? I have no idea!

Most chicken sandwiches you get in India are cousins of the egg salad sandwich - shredded chicken mixed with mayonnaise and mustard, served on toasted or untoasted bread. Another popular item in India, the Russian salad (which results in Russian salad sandwich or Rusian salad roll) is also similar. So why is the egg salad sandwich not available in India? I have no idea! But I hope it becomes popular.

Here's the most basic recipe for an egg salad sandwich. Take hard-boiled eggs. Shell them. Mash them. Add mustard, mayo, salt, pepper. Make a sandwich using toasted bread. Enjoy!

Another reason this sandwich should, by rights, be extremely popular in India, is the fact that you can easily add quintessentially Indian spices and make it more flavorful. You can also add different veggies to it, to play around with the texture. That's what I do. I love experimenting with the basic egg salad. I have tried various combinations over the years. Here is my favorite recipe for what is (for me) the perfect Egg Salad Sandwich on Toast:

Recipe (makes 2 sandwiches of 2 toasted bread slices each)

Ingredients:
4 slices of bread
2 eggs hard boiled
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbs mustard (I prefer Dijon, but french mustard works well too)
1 tbsp chopped onion (optional)
1 tbsp chopped bell pepper/capsicum (optional)
Paprika/cayenne/red chili powder (to taste, optional)
Cumin powder (to taste, optional)
Black pepper (to taste)
Salt (to taste)

Directions:

Egg salad is among the easiest sandwiches to make. You don't need to be an expert on cooking by any means. Even the novice-est of novices can get it right.

The first step is to hard boil eggs.



















The perfect timing and technique for this varies based on the freshness of your egg (surprising fact - slightly stale eggs when boiled are easier to peel than fresh eggs), its size, and how hard you like your egg boiled.



















Peel the egg. Put the peeled eggs in a bowl.


















Now we need to mince the eggs. There are different ways of approaching this. You can just crush a whole egg with a spoon or a spatula.



















Or you can use an egg slicer to first make elegant slices and then mince the egg.



















Eventually, you mince them with a spoon or a spatula. Go to town on 'em. Crush them the way Assad crushes protesters in Syria.



















Now whether you want to go as far as Assad or dial it back like Mubarak depends on your taste. I like to leave some pieces of the egg white intact, roughly 1 cm in size. Personally, I prefer slightly chunkier versions to an egg salad where the entire egg is minced like keema. So my ideal minced eggs look like this.



















From here on, it's as easy as silencing protesters in Bahrain. Let me tell you about the basic ingredients first. You first add 1 tbsp each of mayonnaise and mustard.



















Then you add salt and pepper. Nothing like a pepper grinder to bring out the freshest flavors!





At its most basic, this is egg salad. You can mix the whole shebang, put it between toasts, and you're good to go. But I also like to add onions. And red or green bell pepper (aka capsicum). This time, I added red peppers because that's all I had at home. They tend to be slightly sweet.



















I also like to add red chili powder (or paprika or cayenne depending on your taste) because I like a little heat in my egg salad. Not too much. Just a pinch. I also add a pinch of cumin powder because based on all my experiments, I think that's a spice that goes best with egg salad.



















Then you mix the whole thing together. Stir it, stir it, stir it, stir it, like a polaroid picture! And this is how it looks.



















I know, not very appetizing. But as Shrek said, don't judge me before you taste me.

Next, we toast the bread. You can use a toaster, but I prefer toasting them on a pan, girdle, or as I have done here, a tava. I like 'em nicely browned and crisped!



















Done toasting? Now take a toast, and add a generous helping of the egg salad.



















And when I say generous, I mean really generous! It's egg salad not butter. Lay it on as thick as Fox News. It should be a thick layer, well thicker than the bread itself.  Cover the bread entirely, without letting any salad spill out the edges. Like this. The spartan toast should look overwhelmed by the rich gooey mixture.



















But don't worry about the spartan toast. Its Leonidas is on its way (when the heck did the Arab Spring similes turn into Ancient Greek similes!??). Put the other toast on top. And make sure the egg salad layer is thick like this.



















Next, you can either pounce on the sandwich like the Persians pounced on the Spartans at Thermopylae. Or you can cut the sandwich in two, like Xerxes wanted done with Leonidas.



















There it is. Beautiful, tasty, simple, and nutritious Egg Salad on Toast. Enjoy! I like to position my diagonally cut sandwiches like in the image above and imagine it is the globe from Pacman that I Binky, am attacking. As you can see, all my cooking similes and metaphors have to do with wars and bloodshed. What do to? I am Gandhian that way. Anyway, enjoy the sandwich.

Oh, and if you're like me and savor licking remnants of food off utensils, don't forget the bowl you made the egg salad in.  See this?



















Don't throw it in the sink. Long after you've polished off the sandwiches, working on the remains of that great civilization in the bowl can bring you greater please than archaeologists relishing Greek ruins.

          Why EPL is Soccer and not Football: The Definitive Answer   
I have been in America for 6 years now, and will most likely spend my life here. Like almost all Americans, I refer to what is played in the NFL as football, and what is played in the EPL as soccer.

I don't like soccer. Have never liked soccer. Even as a kid growing up in India, decades before I even heard of the Superbowl or NFL, I found soccer an extremely boring sport. But this post is not about why soccer is so boring. This post isn't about the banality of a "sport" that features 90 minutes of ambling around, kicking around a ball, and scoring on an average just 1-2 times during the whole excruciating period. This post isn't about a sport where it is not considered shameful to feign injuries, where convincing playacting wins games, and where referees seem even more willfully clueless than the fake referees in WWE pro wrestling. This post isn't about the utterly fallacious argument "Soccer is the #1 sport in most countries in the world, so it has to be awesome", that could also be extended to say "denying women rights and dignity is a practice prevalent in most countries in the world, so it has to be awesome".

No, this post is about the name nonsense. You know, what the "real" football is. That what's played in EPL is the only sport that can and should be called football. That churlish notion is what this post is about.

In my academic, professional, and personal life, I have gotten to know about a dozen or so Europeans and a couple of South Americans well enough to call them friends. I have had countless conversations with them, over the course of which, I have referred to Europe and South America's favorite sport as "soccer" and not "football". No eyelids were batted. No corrections were demanded. No moronic "Call it football!!!" suggestions were made. I am sure all of them think of the sport as football. But they were normal people who had better things to do in life than split hairs over the name of a game. 

But I have lost count of the number of Indians who have, rather rudely and ignorantly, interrupted me or corrected me with the occasional use of profanity, and demanded that I not call the sport soccer. As they say, the newest converts are the most extremist. And most Indians who follow soccer are the archetypal new convert extremists. India is currently ranked 165 in FIFA rankings. Snowmen have a better chance of surviving months long cruises in hell than India does of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in this century. India's club soccer landscape is so dismal, that a documentary about it would look like Dystopian science fiction set in sub-Saharan Africa. I'm sure the bottled water budget of the newest IPL cricket team, the Pune Warriors, is more than the overall budget of all soccer tournaments played in India. Forget cricket, which is the king of sports in India. I'm sure that the revenue from the sales of Manchester United jerseys in Bombay is way more than the overall budget of all soccer tournaments played in India.

Despite the abysmal ranking and the tragic club scene, India has millions and millions of soccer fans! Or, as their hubris would force me to say, "football" fans. Now a non-Indian might wonder, how is it that a billion-strong country with millions of soccer fans is ranked lower than countries that don't even have populations close to a million? Why don't these Indian fans of the game go and watch local club soccer, support their teams, affect change and improve the fate of soccer?

The answer is simple. An overwhelming majority of self-proclaimed soccer fans in India are not really "fans" of the "sport" the way most people elsewhere are fans of sports. Scratch the surface and you'll realize that Indian soccer fans couldn't care less about the actual sport. They're just taken in by the aura surrounding the brands that European soccer has managed to cultivate and export. It's more about basking in the borrowed glory of Manchester United, Barcelona, etc. by paying ridiculous amounts of money to buy their jerseys and hats. Most Indian soccer fans couldn't tell you the difference between a banana kick and a banana split, or explain the offside rule. But they could identify the colors, logos, and brand endorsements of the top European club teams, and could tell you the keyboard shortcut to type Barca (the way any English-speaking person would type it) as Barça with that weird tail under the C to convince themselves they really know their stuff.

Well, they don't. Some do. A very few do. But most moneyed upper middle class Indians are just latching on to clubs from random European cities they couldn't even pinpoint on the map because they don't realize how completely they have been taken in by well-crafted marketing campaigns. These Indians spend more than a slum dweller's annual food budget on overpriced (but usually made in Bangladesh) jerseys, display logos on their facebook and twitter accounts, and go by nicknames like "gooner" as an expression of their utterly shallow new-convert extremism. Little wonder then, that despite dozens of European soccer clubs playing the game, 99% of Indian fans swear by one of 3 mega brands - Manchester United, Barcelona (sorry, Barça), and Arsenal.

And these Indian soccer fans are at the forefront of ignoring civility and rudely telling someone "y u call it soccer da? Call it football no macha!" and "LULWUT? y u watch rugby/NFL/AFL da? Dem no be football ra. Dey be hand-egg ra!" And of course, lazily forwarding this oh-so-cliched hand-egg picture; perfectly representative of Indian soccer fans' sporting ignorance and tendency to bask in borrowed glory - they can't even come up with their own clever rebuttals! But their ego grows a few precious microns as they do all this.

So then, which sport can stake claim to the name football? There's a short answer and a long answer. The short answer - Meh, who cares? A rose by any other name and suchlike. To give you an analogy, at any given moment, I can't tell you if I'll call India's biggest metropolis Bombay or Mumbai. I am Marathi, and in that language, we call it Mumbai. But I also grew up when the city's "official" name was Bombay and that's what we called it when speaking in English. In my mind, the names are synonymous. But there are a bunch of  folks as self-important, deluded, and rude as Indian soccer fans who can't abide by that. If they live in Shivaji Park or Goregaon, making someone say Mumbai instead of Bombay is the greatest Maratha achievement since the Battle of Wadgaon. If they live in South Bombay, making someone say Bombay instead of Mumbai is the greatest act of civil disobedience since the Salt Satyagraha. But the real answer, the short answer is - Meh, who cares?

The long answer is this. About soccer/football I mean, not that Bombay/Mumbai boondoggle. Rude soccer fans for some reason think of "soccer" as a word the Americans coined, and "football" as the pure true holy name that the noble Brits gave the sport. The long answer is vastly different. The answer steeped in history and etymology, not fallacious vapid logical shortcuts. Indian soccer fans simplistically say, as that hand-egg cliche denotes, that soccer is a game involving kicking a ball with the foot. NFL/Rugby/AFL involve carrying the ball by hands. Hence, FIFA/EPL is the "real" football. Done. Proved. Settled. QED. Elementary, my dear Watson!

Ah, Watson! Sherlock Holmes! Perfect segue!

Have you read the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter? Not one of my favorites, but useful here. Published in 1904. The captain of the Cambridge rugby team asks Holmes to locate a missing player on the eve of a crucial match against Oxford. In that story, the sport is referred to as just "football", sans any qualifiers on three separate occasions. It is also referred to once....only once as "rugger" (as opposed to.....soccer? But more on that in a while). And as rugby, zero times.

So in the la-di-dah home of the sport, England, as a story written by one of the most famous English writers ever suggests, "football" was a term used to referred to rugby. The fact is, "football" was a generic name for a bunch of different sports, including rugby, gridiron football, soccer etc. Football was not exclusively identified even in England as the sport that is now played in the EPL. And although there isn't complete consensus on this, most scholars agree that the term "football" comes, not from kicking the ball with the foot, but the fact that the sport was played on foot. So rugby was football and soccer was football.

In fact the name soccer also originated in England (not in America!) - soccer originates from Association, because that variant of football was called association football. So soccer is the name the English came up with to explicitly distinguish the EPL/FIFA type from other types of football in the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Across the pond in United States, once English colonies, they played mainly English sports in the 18th and 19th century. In fact, cricket was very popular before the civil war, and a team of top cricketers from England toured North America in 1859 and played in front of packed stands in Philadelphia, Hoboken, Rochester, Hamilton, and Montreal. But my cricket-loving mind digresses.

The point is, they played a lot of English sports in America those days. Including football - different types of football. If you look at the history of football, the basic point seems to be tolerance for variations. Why go into history? Even today, rugby union is markedly different from rugby league. So that kind of football, where you are on foot but carry the ball in your hands, got tinkered with in America as well. That tinkering led to what I think makes American Football so awesome - the forward pass. The pioneers were colleges who played each other in the 19th century. Finally in the early 1900s, an innovation on the scale of what IPL seemed in 2007, was made. The first ever Rose Bowl (known then as the East-West Football Game) was played between Stanford University and University of Michigan in Pasadena in 1902. That is, two years before Doyle wrote his story about the missing three-quarter.

So we can see that in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the term "football" was used in America to describe what is now played in the NFL, and by AC Doyle to describe what we know as rugby. I am sure there are also instances of people using "football" back then to refer to what is now played in the EPL. I didn't look it up. Even reading about soccer makes me sleepy. But I am sure people used football to refer to soccer as well. That's the point. It was a generic term.

The 20th century progressed and progressed fast. For socio-cultural reasons I'd rather not go into, the football that became most popular in Europe and elsewhere was the variation that involved kicking the ball around. The football that became the most popular in America and somewhat popular in Europe (under the name Rugby) was the variation where you hold the ball in your hands and run. They're all football.

Except!

Well, the thing is, it's the Europeans who invented a different name for their kicking game - soccer. FIFA governs a sport that has two names, like the Bengali bhalo naam and daak naam if you will. Both names coined by the Brits. In America or in Canada, "gridiron" football was just called football. If you're in America, football is what's played in the NFL and Canadian football is what's played in the CFL. If you're in Canada, football is what's played in the CFL and American football is what's played in the NFL. By rights, Aussies should call AFL football too, but they call it "footy", maybe for the same bizarre reason they call barbecue "Barbie". Americans didn't need a second name for their favorite game the way Europeans needed it for their favorite game. Europeans who were into soccer were probably the ancestors of Indian soccer fans, insecure and unsure, and so came up with two names.


Why do I refer to the game in the EPL by the name soccer? In the immortal words of George Mallory, "because it's there!" The name soccer is out there, put out there by Europeans, and is understood worldwide as referring to the game that involves pretending to be hurt while taking leisurely strolls, once in a while prodding the ball into a disgruntled-looking net.

So why is the sport played in EPL/FIFA soccer and not football? Because if someone says football, it could mean one of several things. But if someone says soccer, it means only one game. The game where the highest trophy shouldn't be called Golden Boot, but Golden Actor Holding His Shin Pretending To Be Hurt.


          Hari Tatya by P. L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
It's been a couple of years since I translated anything by PuLa. While considering different options about what to translate next, Hari Tatya stood out as a particular appealing candidate. He is so universally identifiable. Hari Tatya - the eccentric but genial family friend with one foot firmly in the distant past that all kids have encountered growing up. Your Hari Tatya might not have been interested in history. Maybe he was into politics, or science, or even astrology. But that does not take away from the HariTatyaness of all Hari Tatyas.
Usual caveats apply - I cannot even pretend to be a good enough translator to keep most of PuLa's magic intact. But even a fraction of the essence of the character sketch should make it readable. And I have changed or omitted some references to make the essay accessible. And used contemporary phrases and expressions.

A couple of days ago, I heard someone use the phrase "irrefutable proof", and I was suddenly reminded of Hari Tatya. I had heard him say "I have irrefutable proof of this!!" hundreds of times during the course of my childhood in Mumbai. So had everyone else who knew him. So much so, that my grandma's nickname for Hari Tatya was "Mr. Irrefutable Proof". 

There was nothing surprising about his penchant for that phrase, because he is always making claims that can't be justified without irrefutable proof. The guy refuses to inhabit the present. And describes the past as if he can see it unfolding in front of his eyes. He's been like that for as long as I can remember. Obviously, I can't remember the first time I saw him. But I am sure he remembers it vividly.

"Purushottam! Come on, son! How can you not remember? It was a Saturday. Late in the afternoon. How can you not remember?"

That's how he's sure to chide me for forgetting the details of my birth.

The remarkable thing about Hari Tatya was how informally he addressed everyone, be they younger or older than him. He is the only person I ever knew who spoke to my generally feared and respected grandpa like an old chum. Of course, we knew him as grandpa's friend. But he was obviously several years younger. Because he generally treated grandpa with respect and veneration. In his own way. He never used the respectful pronoun as is the norm when speaking to elders in India. But whenever grandpa entered the room,  Hari Tatya would sit up straight. Maybe because grandpa gave him some pocket money to tide him over every month. And often provided him with seed funding for his latest entrepreneurial venture.   

No one in the family can remember exactly when this creature named Hari Tatya became a part of our extended household. My grandfather was a very generous man, and a friend to anyone who tried to be his friend. So it was difficult to predict exactly how many people he'd bring home any given evening to have dinner with the family. Of course, in those days of the big joint family, the occasional dinner guest or two didn't really bother those minding the kitchen. In those days, rice, dal, and flour for a meal were measured not by cupfuls, but by fistfuls. The dinner table was populated by not just immediate family, but also uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins once, twice, several times removed. There was also the occasional son or daughter of a family friend studying in the city, in addition to ABC's brother-in-law and XYZ's neighbor's son-in-law. So at pretty much any meal, there were always a few unexpected guests present. I don't recall many evenings when our joint family of 12 had less than 25 plates laid out for dinner.

My grandma seemed to me like Annapoorna (the goddess of nourishment) reincarnated. Her hands were blessed with some magical touch that imparted rich flavor even on a glass of water she served. So you can imagine how tasty and welcoming any dinner table she laid out was. Hari Tatya joined our family by turning up at one such dinner table. After that, he kept turning up. He was there with us at joyous occasions. He was with us at sad moments. 

But all those years, even as I grew up and looked different every year, Hari Tatya always looked the same. A simple cotton shirt, modest dhoti, and a rarely-washed Gandhi cap. We kids referred to his style of wearing the cap as "Compass Fashion". If his nose pointed east, then the two ends of his cap seemed to align with the North-South axis, like a compass needle.   

I never had any idea what Hari Tatya did for a living. I only knew that grandpa kept helping him start some "promising new business" every few months. Grandpa had always had a dream of owning and running his own business. But his stable and respected position in society, the steady income his job brought him, and the large family depending on that income, made taking any big risks all but impossible. So he lived his entrepreneurial dream vicariously through Hari Tatya by funding Hari Tatya's ambitious albeit modestly scaled business ideas. 

I remember one monsoon season when grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling umbrellas. For the next couple of years, everyone in the family got a new umbrella for free in the first week of June. But I doubt Hari Tatya's umbrella business was profitable any longer than an umbrella mushroom's lifespan. It seemed like grandpa was more devoted to making the umbrella business succeed. I remember he would come home from work in the evening every day and hand Hari Tatya a sheet of paper,

"Here are orders for some umbrellas. Be sure to deliver them to these addresses right away."

Then we kids would accompany Hari Tatya, brand new umbrellas stacked on our heads, making deliveries to customers that grandpa has managed to canvas during his day job. We kids usually didn't move a muscle for anyone else. We'd disappear if anyone else tried to give us a chore. But for Hari Tatya, we didn't mind looking ridiculous walking the streets with those umbrellas on our heads. We loved his company so much, we'd have walked on coals with umbrellas on our heads if he had asked us to.

Hari Tatya told us absorbing stories and taught us fascinating poems and shlokas as we accompanied him. That too at the top of his voice while walking on the street without any regard to passers by. I remember an anecdote from one of our umbrella sorties. We were all walking with those umbrellas stacked on our heads. Hari Tatya told us to put the umbrellas down, and join him on a stone bench on a street square, and regaled us with the story of Sant Ramdas.

He had a truly unique narrative style. As a result of that narrative style, for many years, we kids were under the impression that Hari Tatya, Sant Ramdas, Moropant, Sant Tukaram, Vaman Pandit, Shivaji Maharaj etc. all once lived together in the same neighborhood. Because no matter how far back in the past the event he was narrating had occurred, he effortlessly injected himself into the proceedings. The way he recounted those stories convinced us that he had seen it all unfold in front of his eyes.

"Kids, I tell you, this Ramdas, even as a kid, was quite the character! He would run away and hide somewhere. We'd keep searching, keep seeking, but couldn't find him! His mother would ask us - have you seen my little Narayan anywhere? We'd say, sorry ma'am, we have no idea. Poor woman, she'd keep looking for him all over the village."

"Once she asked the village chief - have you seen my Narayan anywhere? The village chief had the habit of pouncing on any opportunity to be arrogant. He said - Narayan? Which Narayan? There are hundreds of Narayans in this village! Mother said - Please help me, sir. My Narayan. Narayan Thosar. Have you seen him?"

"Poor lady. There were tears in her eyes. And with good reason. Tell me Purushottam, if you go missing some day. And your mother is looking for you everywhere. Won't she tear up? Tell me, Purushottam! Won't she??"

Hari Tatya would narrate this story with so much pathos, that all our eyes would moisten up as well. Then we'd start walking again to make sure the umbrellas were delivered on time. But as our hands held the umbrellas on our heads, our shirt sleeves would be busy wiping our tearful eyes as Hari Tatya continued with Sant Ramdas a.k.a Narayan Thosar's story.

"Narayan's mother was terrified! Fair good-looking little boy. I tell you guys, this Narayan looked so beautiful as a child. Positively radiant.  Plus he'd just had his threading ceremony, and wore a pearl earring. She was aghast - did those Muslim invaders kidnap him to convert him to Islam??? Oh my god!!!"

"And kids, I tell you....those damned Muslim invaders in those days....they weren't decent like Muslims we know today. No! They were just so damn #$%%*&^$#......"

And he'd unleash a barrage of expletives that any other adult would've deemed inappropriate for our supposedly innocent young ears. Maybe it's because of these expletives he let loose so readily, but to our pre-pubescent minds, Hari Tatya seemed like the epitome of valor and courage. 

"So then, hours ticked by. And soon it was afternoon. Still no sign of Narayan! Mother ran home and spread her arms in front of Lord Ram's idol. Ah, how beautiful that idol was, kids, believe me! So divine...."

And Hari Tatya folded his hands to pay respects to that imaginary idol of Lord Ram floating in the air in front of him. We all were still carrying umbrellas. But still, we did our best to twist our arms and pay our respects to the imaginary idol too.

"She said - Goddess Sita, please find me my Narayan, and I will give you an offering of my best clothes and a coconut! Mother said that, and opened the closet to take out her best clothes to offer to the goddess. And lo! Narayan was sitting in the closet!"

"Mother wailed in delight - NAAARAAYANAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!"

And Hari Tatya yelled so loudly, that everyone around us on the street stopped whatever they were doing and started staring at us.

"Mother took Narayan in her arms and said - My son, I have been looking for you all over the village. What are you doing here? .... Do you know Purushottam, what Narayan's response was?"

I shook my head.

"Yeah, well, it's difficult for you to know. How would you know? An innocent little child like you can't even imagine what the future Sant Ramdas said. Narayan said...get this, kids.... Narayan said - Mother, I was pondering the fate of the world"

"That's what he said - I was pondering the fate of the world."

Hari Tatya finished the story. He blew his nose. Then he wiped his eyes with his shirt sleeves. All us little umbrella carriers, or chhatrapatis, had no idea what to do next. Hari Tatya regained control of his demeanor and said,

"Just think Purushottam.... he was about your age. And what did he say? I was pondering the fate of the world! Unbelievable! Simply divine! Tell me Purushottam, do you have such a boy in your class? A boy who will hide in the closet? And say - I was pondering the fate of the world?? Is there? Tell me!"

I meekly shook my head.

"Yeah! So that was Ramdas! Saintly right from his childhood. I have irrefutable proof of this. He went on to become Ramdas Swami.... Sant Ramdas. But just because he was a Sant, don't think he was a softie. You should've seen him flex his muscles. The way his biceps sprang up, almost jumping out of his skin, I tell you! All he had to do was bend his arm ever so slightly, and his bicep would spring up. If you struck his bicep with an iron bar, the iron bar would bend! But Sant Ramdas would barely notice the blow. Barely...."

Hari Tatya kept staring into nothingness for a couple of minutes as if he had just seen Sant Ramdas in the flesh. He smiled a little and gradually shook his head in admiration. 

Then suddenly, as if waking up from a dream, he shook his shoulders. And in a voice completely devoid of the narration-specific baritone,  he said,

"Umm....Purushottam....tell me...Nerulkar...Nerulkar is the guy who lives around the corner from the grocery store, right? How many umbrellas has he ordered? Three, right? Let me check..."

Hari Tatya fished out the sheet from his pocket, verified the order, and led our umbrella-bearing procession to the Nerulkar residence. 

No one in that procession had yet truly returned to the present, to the real world. One kid was visualizing the full scale and strength of Sant Ramdas' legendary biceps. Another was wondering how a well-built 10 year could fit inside a 17th century closet in a poor Brahmin family's house. Yet another was promising himself that when he grew up, he'd work out so intensely that an iron bar would bend when struck on his biceps. With all these anachronistic thoughts in our minds, dreamy expressions on our faces, and umbrellas on our heads, we were helping Hari Tatya run his business.

It goes without saying that the umbrella business didn't last long. None of Hari Tatya's businesses did. The reason was obvious to me. Hari Tatya aspired to run those businesses. But his passion and dedication towards running them was nothing compared to the passion and dedication grandpa had for those businesses. But grandpa's passion and dedication was moot, since he couldn't practically quit his job. And Hari Tatya, who was supposed to run the business, usually inhabited a completely different reality.

Later, grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling agarbattis (incense sticks). So Hari Tatya started walking around with a big bag of agarbattis hanging from his neck. Grandpa and Hari Tatya would discuss the sales of the day every evening. Often, it'd turn out that Hari Tatya had taken 1 rupee from a customer for an agarbatti pack worth 75 paise, and returned 50 paise instead of 25 paise. And on most days, the bag hanging from his neck was as full in the evening as it had been in the morning. 

But still, after all these discussions, on his way out, Hari Tatya would open the door and happily yell at us kids,

"Jai Jai Raghuveer Samartha!" 

That's a line from the Dasbodh - Sant Ramdas' treatise on spiritual and practical matters. It is particularly known among Marathi people for its guidance on practical matters, a ready reckoner for success, if you will. Hari Tatya was a man who kept quoting that practical treatise at every possible opportunity, but remained utterly and truly impractical. He never reached an appointment on time, never left an appointment on time.

Grandpa and Hari Tatya clearly loved each other, cared for each other. But they also spent several nights arguing with each other. Random corners of various rooms in our house were stacked with unsold inventory from Hari Tatya's failed ventures - from umbrellas to agarbattis to books to backpacks. Once in a while, when we eavesdropped on the arguments, what Hari Tatya said was oddly but somehow appropriately unrelated to the business at hand and more relevant to arcane Maratha history,

"Dude, I have irrefutable proof of this! Come with me to Maval right now! I can literally see where that horse Krishna's hooves landed!" 

And truly, Hari Tatya could probably see where those hooves has landed centuries ago. I often wonder if Hari Tatya's default existence was in the distant past, in the golden age of the Maratha empire. The odd occasion when he acknowledged the 20th century was probably like a dream to him.

"So there we all were. Standing in the royal court with Shivaji Maharaj on the throne. And they brought in the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. Oh wow! She was absolutely gorgeous! A true beauty if I ever saw one! And as the victorious king, Shivaji Maharaj had the right to have his way with her. She was his for the taking. She was so damn beautiful, I tell you guys! And her flawless milky white complexion! She was at least 6 times as fair as this girl Yami everyone thinks is so fair. And I'm not making this up, boys. I have irrefutable proof of this!"

When I was a kid, our neighbor Yami Gokhale was the benchmark of fair complexion. She had the whitest skin we ever saw. The Gokhales were the only Konknastha Brahmin family in our neighborhood, and Konknastha Brahmins are reputed to have fair/white skins. The rest of us were mainly Deshpande-Kulkarni types with wheatish-to-dark skins. Hari Tatya himself was as dark as the iron pillar in Delhi. So when he said "6 times as fair as this girl Yami", we had genuine trouble imagining how fair the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor must have been. But Hari Tatya had no trouble embellishing his story.

"We were all standing there, staring, admiring her beauty. Maharaj himself was stunned by her beauty..... tell me kids.... Maharaj who???"

We had all memorized the answer to this question thanks to several prior lessons from Hari Tatya,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

We kids yelled out the official complete title for Shivaji as if we were orderlies in the Maratha court of the 1600s. When we said this correctly, Hari Tatya regally looked at us with an expression of pride and humility, as if he were Shivaji himself!

"Well done, boys! So anyway....where was I?"

"6 times as fair as Yami" one of us piped up.

"Okay, you idiot. Who was 6 times as fair as Yami?"

"The wife of Kalyan's vanquished governor."

"WIFE????????" Hari Tatya screeched.

We all took a step back.

"You idiot! Where did his wife come from? There in Kalyan, the vanquished governor is splayed out dying, yelling YA ALLAH! YA ALLAH!"

And Hari Tatya laid down on the ground with his limbs flailing in the air, invoking the Koranic almighty.

"He is dying! His wife is next to him, crying! The one they brought to Shivaji Maharaj's court was his beautiful daughter-in-law!" 

"6 times as fair as..."

"YES!" Hari Tatya thundered, "Will you stop obsessing over Yami, for crying out loud?"

The boy looked away and Hari Tatya continued,

"So we were all staring at this exquisite beauty that was the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. And Maharaj was looking at her too. Oh, and how handsome Maharaj himself looked, I tell you, boys! Eyes like an eagle. Sharp straight nose. Thick flowing beard. Rich well-defined sideburns....."

Whenever Hari Tatya narrated a story about Shivaji Maharaj, this effusive description of his appearance was bound to turn up sooner rather than later. As soon as Hari Tatya mentioned the sideburns, we'd complete the remaining description -

"...the regal crown on his head, the divine Bhavani sword at his waist, a pearl necklace hanging against his chest, a tilak on his forehead....."

When we completed this description, Hari Tatya looked at us all with an expression of genuine bliss and satisfaction.

"Well done, boys!" Hari Tatya nodded and continued, "So Maharaj said to the beauty - betaa, pardaa nikaalo, darney ki koi baat nahin (Child, take off your veil. There is no need to be afraid.)"

All of us had heard the story of the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor dozens of times. But every time, this particular line was delivered in Hindi for some reason.

"So that beauty raised her veil. Maharaj looked at her. And said - Wow! Goddess Bhavani has made you extremely beautiful!"

Because of Hari Tatya's numerous renditions of this story, all us kids grew up assuming that the job of making someone beautiful had been assigned to Goddess Bhavani. In fact, we were so convinced of it, that for many years afterwards, whenever I saw a beautiful woman, I'd think to myself - Goddess Bhavani has done a good job on her!

"Maharaj then said - If my mother had been as good looking as you, then maybe I too would have been good looking! Hearing this, I swear you Purushottam, that lady was so touched, tears started flowing from her eyes. Then Maharaj gave her a sari as a gift, and respectfully sent her back to Kalyan, untouched and unmolested. That's how wise and decent our Maharaj was!"

Just as Hari Tatya finished narrating the story, grandpa showed up. Suddenly, Hari Tatya's demeanor changed, and he earnestly said,

"Listen Purushottam, tomorrow morning, we must leave really early to sell those agarbattis, understand? Later on, the streets get so crowded, that it's difficult to move about!"

Of course, all us kids understood the sudden change in Hari Tatya. In fact, we had an unspoken arrangement with him, in which, if we saw grandpa approaching, we would quietly tell Hari Tatya about it.

This arrangement worked great when we were kids. But kids don't always stay kids. They grow up.

We grew up too. Lost our wide-eyes innocence, and developed a healthy sense of cynicism and sarcasm. We went from revering Hari Tatya to poking fun at Hari Tatya. Once we started making fun of the guy, we realized that grandma had been doing it for ages. If he occasionally turned up late for dinner, grandma would say,

"Oh, you still haven't had dinner, Hari Tatya?? When you didn't show up at the usual time, I thought Shivaji Maharaj insisted you stay over at his palace for dinner!"

Hari Tatya would say nothing.

"Or maybe at Peshwa Bajirao's table tonight.... in a silver plate!"

I don't think the ridicule mattered to Hari Tatya. In fact, I am sure that in his mind, he really had dined with Shivaji Maharaj thousands of times. Once he entered the idyllic world of the past, he completely immersed himself in it. 

Once, our entire family went to Pune for a function. Hari Tatya came with us. For him, Pune, steeped in Maratha history, was Valhalla. Not only did he come with us, but he took all us kids for several walks around the city all week, and all but recounted the history associated with every tiny rock we encountered.

When Hari Tatya took us to the bare spartan innards of the historic Peshwa palace Shanivaarvaada, he told us the story of Peshwa Narayanrao's murder. And of course, he ran around the place yelling,

"UNCLE!! SAVE ME!! UNCLE!! SAVE ME!!"

Be it the reign of Shivaji or the reign of Peshwas, this man was always there. 'How was Hari Tatya present at every historic event related to the Maratha empire in the 17th, 18th, and 19th century?' - was a question we never asked ourselves when we were children. And when we grew up, although we poked a little fun at him, we never asked him that uncomfortable question to force him to confront the fact that his fantasy world was just that - a fantasy.

Hari Tatya led us through the streets of Pune, reliving several processions full of elephants and horses. His eyes had apparently seen the first ever public Ganpati, in Kasba. He didn't just know the details of everything that went on at Lal Mahal; he could even identify the window from which Shaistekhan was hanging when he lost his fingers to Shivaji's sword. 

"And the bugger went to the Mughal emperor Delhi and greeted him with his chopped up fingers!" Hari Tatya told us with ill-concealed glee, "The emperor said to Shaistekhan - Sir Uncle, where are your fingers? Khan said to the emperor - that bastard Shivaji, that rat of the hills, he cut them off! Imagine that! This no-good Shaistekhan called Maharaj a bastard! That damn #$%%@#$$#@@@..."

Hari Tatya, in the presence of us kids, fired at Shaistekhan a colorful expletive of such unbridled hostility, that if the Khan had heard it, he would've presented his hands to Hari Tatya and said, "if you want, cut off my remaining fingers, but please, stop with the profanity!"   

Hari Tatya often turned up when least expected. Similarly, he often disappeared when least expected. On Chaturthi (a holy night for Marathis), if Hari Tatya didn't show up for dinner, even grandma would wonder,

"Where the heck is Hari Tatya? Has he gone to Panipat to wage another ill-advised war?"

Hari Tatya was sorely missed on every holy occasion that he didn't show up, solely for his flair at leading aarti (public prayer). He knew hundreds of of aartis. He seemed to know by heart the aarti for every god and goddess in the Hindu pantheon. When a shirtless Hari Tatya, with tilak on his forehead would start the aarti of the Dashaavtaars in his booming voice, everyone's hands instinctively came together in devotion. And when I say his voice boomed, I mean it! Even the person holding the pooja plate would put it down, probably worried about it vibrating because of the voice.

"AAAARTI SAPREM JAIJAI VITTHAL PARABRAHMAAAA....PHAKTA SANKATI NANAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...."

When that "AAAAA" started, all us kids would have bets on who could keep going the longest without stopping for breath.

"PAACHAVE AVATAAR PARICHE DAADHI TISTHASI.....SAHAVAA AVATAAAR..."

By the time he was halfway through the 10 avatars, Hari Tatya's own delirious avatar was worth marveling over. We kids would get caught up in the fervor too. Whenever Hari Tatya became engrossed in the aarti, his right eye developed an odd squint. On such occasions, we kids would turn our back on the holy idols and stare at the divine Hari Tatya instead.

"PINDYA PATAKAA...VAISHNAV NAACHATI..."

At this line, he'd spin on the spot a couple of times. We kids would spin too.

"CHANDRABHAAGE MADHYE SNAAN KARITI"

I can still picture the imaginary dip he would take in the imaginary holy river at this line.

Towards the end of the aarti, his voice got even louder at the DEVAAAA.... and of course, all us kids would join in. That was the only moment in the whole year when we had a license to scream as loudly as we wanted. That's what made Hari Tatya so special to us kids - in his company, we could be what we wished we could be all the time.

Today, after remembering Hari Tatya after all these years, I can't help but get a little choked up. Dozens of people of all ages, appearances, and backgrounds came to visit grandpa when I was growing up. I can remember some of them well, can't even picture the faces of many others. But no one was as memorable as Hari Tatya.

When Hari Tatya walked into the compound of our house, he'd first stop and talk to us kids playing in the yard, and only then go greet the adults. He was popular not only among the kids in my family, but also other kids in the neighborhood, who had no compunctions in calling out his name when they saw him,

"Hariii Taatyaaaaaa!"

Hari Tatya would acknowledge the kid who had called out his name and do his best to entertain. He'd pretend to jump up and down like a monkey, make funny faces, march around like a drummer boy until everyone was laughing. He'd stop whatever he was doing to entertain kids.

Sometimes he'd do this when he was walking with grandpa, engaged in some serious discussion about their latest business venture. Grandpa would discover that he was talking to fresh air, and Hari Tatya had stopped several steps back to make faces at some kid. On such occasions, grandpa scolded him in public, asked him to behave like a grown-up.

But grandpa did love Hari Tatya a lot, like a brother. I never fully understood why the bond between them was so strong, because you couldn't find two men more unlike each other. But the bond was strong. If grandma made some special dessert, grandpa would always remind her to set some aside for Hari Tatya. Not that grandma needed any reminders. She cared about him too. Often she'd tell other women in the kitchen to make sure there's enough food set aside for "that old crow Hari Tatya" in case he dropped by.

Hari Tatya resembled a crow in many ways. When he moved his gaze, he moved not just his eyes, but even his neck, like a crow does. His eyes had a slight squint, like crow's eyes. But his squinted gaze had seen a lot of things that others with a normal gaze missed. He had seen Shivaji's coronation, the third battle of Panipat, the Buradi Ghat skirmish...

"Even if we die, we'll keep fighting on!" Hari Tatya, down on the ground in our front yard with  limbs flailing, hollered Dattaji Shinde's dying words.

Even today when I read Dattaji's tragic death, I see him as Hari Tatya in my front yard. Over the years Hari Tatya got me intimately acquainted with Shivaji, Tanaji, Tukaram, and everyone of any importance in Maratha history.

I never really liked history lessons at school, nor did I fully understand them. School history was infested with dates that had to be memorized. Hari Tatya's history wasn't tangled in the cobwebs of distant dates; it was as alive as he was. And he brought it to life for me.

As a child when I made my first trip to Pune, I was surprised not to see Shivaji or Sambhaji Maharaj there. When the train passed through the Sahyadris, I hoped to catch the glimpse of the Marathi army crossing the hills in full battle gear. Hari Tatya's refusal to think of history in past tense had rubbed of on me. His tendency to inject himself into any event and narrate in first person made it seem like all those events had occurred just before Hari Tatya came to our house.

People often personify History when they say things like "History will remember", "History will note", "History tell us", and so on. Today I realize that the "I" in Hari Tatya's stories was never meant to be Hari Tatya himself, but that personification of History.

"All us soldiers on Sinhagad were terrified by the enemy's swollen ranks, and started running away from battle, when Suryaji stood in our way. WAIT, he shouted at us, I HAVE CUT OFF THE ROPES THAT WE USED TO CLIMB UP. Well, what could we do? There was no way to run. So we turned around and joined the battle again. A sword through an enemy's throat, a spear through another's stomach, we kept going!"

"Tanaji had already been martyred. Shelarmama was wounded, but still fighting. I tell you, Purushottam, I have never seen a man bleed as much as Shelarmama did that night. His clothes were completely red. But oh, when he finally landed a blow on that Udaybhaan.... that was all it tok. Udaybhaan was flat on his back. Soon the tide turned, and we had won. We lit up the signal torches. Shivaji Maharaj saw our signal and reached Sinhagad in an hour."

"When he learned that Tanaji had died, Maharaj started bawling like a baby! Like a baby, I tell you! He said in a broken voice - "I got my gad (fort) back, but I lost my sinha (lion)". Oh, the plaintive voice when he said it, I swear to you Purushottam, I couldn't bear to hear it. I had never and have never since heard Maharaj sound like that. And I have irrefutable proof of this. Not making it up. Even the stones on Sinhagad melted at the intensity of Maharaj's sorrow. That's how Maharaj was. Which Maharaj?"

"GoBrahminPratipalak........" we'd break into our well-rehearsed chant.

As time went by, my childhood too became history. Most of the elders in the family passed away. The house also aged. Maintaining the yard became too much of a hassle, so it was tiled. The little flower garden was gone, as were grandpa, grandma, and dad. I lost touch with most other members of the family as well. There was no way to always keep in touch with Hari Tatya.

Once in a while, the clock turns back, and in the broken glasses of the old house's windows, I see countless reflections from my childhood. Occasionally the scent of an agarbatti, or the first drop of rain on a new umbrella makes me think of Hari Tatya. And his voice starts echoing in my head.

That man, no relation of mine, gave me more than most of my close relatives ever did. He'd take us kids high in the open skies of fantasy on his wings of history. Bring to life everyone from history. He made sure that the roots of the tiny saplings that were our childhoods were buried deep in a glorious past. Hari Tatya never gave us snacks or candy that money could buy, but instilled in us a sense of pride for our heritage that no treasure in the world can.

He strengthened our tiny wrists with the character of the past. I never realized it then, but can see the true value of his efforts now. Those wrists don't always turn the way they are supposed to. But Hari Tatya instilled in us the confidence that if need be, they can turn the course of history.

Now Hari Tatya himself is part of history. Old age made him a shadow of his former self. It was much later, during his last and eventually fatal bout of illness, that I learned Hari Tatya had a grown-up son. He worked in some trading firm in East Africa.

In those final days, when I went to meet him, I couldn't bear to look at what old age had done to him. He was almost fully blind. As he laid there looking weak, his shriveled body didn't even cover half the bed. I sat next to him.

"Hari Tatya, it's me Purushottam."

"Oh Purushotam! Great!" he smiled in the direction of my voice, "As you can see, I am now Surdas! So how have you been? You're in Delhi these days, right?"

"Yes."

"Ah, never got to see Delhi."

"Why don't you come with me?"

"There's no use now. I may be able to visit Delhi, but won't be able to see it, which is the whole point. No, I'll just admire it in my mind."

Hari Tatya felt silent. I felt tempted to gather all my childhood friends, including the 1/6th fair Yami Gokhale, and holler,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

Maybe it would have brought life back to his eyes, put some meat on his bones, and maybe he'd have said,

"I tell you, Purushottam! We were all standing there dumbfounded in the court at Delhi. And Sadashivrao Bhau was chipping away at the golden throne! With his bare hands! Pieces of gold flying all around, as the rest of us watched, unable to move!"

Come to think of it, Hari Tatya didn't need to see Delhi for all this. Whatever he had seen of history, he hadn't seen with the eyes he lost to old age. I spent several hours with him and left, aware that this might be the last time I get to meet him.

A few days later, Hari Tatya's obituary appeared in the newspaper with the cliched salutations and praises - affectionate, kind, loved by all, etc etc. As I read the obituary, I realized it didn't even come close to capturing the essence of the man. It was the first and last printed record my old childhood friend, who usually lived in the distant past, having any contact with the present. All it did was offer "irrefutable proof" that a man called Hari Tatya had existed in our times.
  

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           A 21-year-long battle   
On July 21 last year, the HC permitted the fast food chain to pursue arbitration at LCIA. Bakshi then moved the Supreme Court.
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          TS211:Esalen,Childcare,Gay Hearts,Lisha Brooks   
Well Erin got fleeced at a food tasting and Bryan saw a woman work out with a sweater on her face! What a week! Also, childcare is not only slap me on the ass and shoot me expensive, but the workers aren’t paid enough to maintain a moderate living standard. Guess who the childcare workers are…women! And the straight men of this world use their flawless logic to deduce that “hearting” someone’s post on twitter is extremely gay. Guest Lisha Brooks tornadoes her way onto the show and among other things loves a good tank top!
          Usir Jantung Koroner Dengan Minyak Zaitun   
Usir Penyakit Jantung Koroner? Why not? Para peneliti dari negeri Spanyol membawakan berita gembira khusunya bagi anda yang menyukai goreng-menggoreng, alias fried food. Bahwasanya menggoreng mengunakan minyak zaitun dan atau minyak biji sunflower tidak meningkatkan resiko penyakit jantung & kematian dini yang disebabkan penyakit jantung. Kita tahu bahwa faktor resiko penyakit jantung,
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  • AT&T Passive Optical Network Trial to Test Open Source Software

    AT&T is set trial 10-gigabit symmetric passive optical network technology (XGS-PON), tapping its growing virtualization and software expertise to drive down the cost of next-generation PON deployments.

    The carrier said it plans to later this year conduct the XGS-PON trial as part of its plan to virtualize access functions within the last mile network. Testing is expected to show support for multi-gigabit per second Internet speeds and allow for merging of services onto a single network. Services to be supported include broadband and backhaul of wired and 5G wireless services.

  • Intel Begins Prepping Cannonlake Support For Coreboot

    The initial commit happening this morning that is mostly structuring for the Cannonlake SoC enablement and some boilerplate work while more of the enablement is still happening. Landing past that so far is the UART initialization while more Cannonlake code still has yet to land -- this is the first of any post-Kabylake code in Coreboot.

  • Windstream Formally Embraces Open Source

    Windstream is dipping its toe into the open source waters, joining the Open Network Automation Project (ONAP), its first active engagement in open source. (See Windstream Joins ONAP.)

    The announcement could be the sign of broader engagement by US service providers in the open source effort. At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in May, a CenturyLink speaker said his company is also looking closely at ONAP. (See Beyond MANO: The Long Walk to Network Automation.)

    Windstream has been informally monitoring multiple open source efforts and supporting the concept of open source for some time now, says Jeff Brown, director of product management and product marketing at Windstream. The move to more actively engage in orchestration through ONAP was driven by the growing influence of Windstream's IT department in its transition to software-defined networking, he notes.

  • Why Do Open Source Projects Fork?

    Open source software (OSS) projects start with the intention of creating technology that can be used for the greater good of the technical, or global, community. As a project grows and matures, it can reach a point where the goals of or perspectives on the project diverge. At times like this, project participants start thinking about a fork.

    Forking an OSS project often begins as an altruistic endeavor, where members of a community seek out a different path to improve upon the project. But the irony of it is that forking is kind of like the OSS equivalent of the third rail in the subway: You really don’t want to touch it if you can help it.

  • Mozilla Employee Denied Entry to the United States [iophk: "says a lot about new Sweden"]

    Daniel Stenberg, an employee at Mozilla and the author of the command-line tool curl, was not allowed to board his flight to the meeting from Sweden—despite the fact that he’d previously obtained a visa waiver allowing him to travel to the US.

    Stenberg was unable to check in for his flight, and was notified at the airport ticket counter that his entry to the US had been denied.

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    Aquapioneers has developed what it calls the world's first open source aquaponics kit in a bid to reconnect urban dwellers with the production of their food.

  • The story behind Kiwix, an offline content provider

    Kiwix powers offline Wikipedia and provides other content to users, like all of the Stack Exchange websites.

  • Systemd flaw leaves many Linux distros open to attack

          TS142: The World Cup, Adam Richman, Man vs. Food, Xanax, Thinspiration   
Well, the World Cup is coming to a middle which is very exciting. What's not exciting are the homophobic slurs being screamed onto the field. But who cares? Not FIFA. Also, Adam Richman from Man vs. Food has lost a lot of weight and even more perspective. Plus, Erin's an alcoholic and Bryan's a drug addict. Great week! Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
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          Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/29 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAGTIME, NEWSIES, and More!   

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAGTIME, NEWSIES, and more!

Check out our top features from around the BroadwayWorld below!


Central Pennsylvania: Contributor Marakay Rogers reviews NEWSIES at the Fulton Theater. She writes "Matt Farcher, who plays Jack Kelly, leader of the newsboy throng, is certainly energetic as well as a fine vocalist; local audiences will possibly not recognize him, though they've seen him before - as the Beast at Fulton's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. His performance here may be a bit more informed, however, by his prior performance as Che Guevara in EVITA in Maine, as well as having played revolutionary Enjolras in LES MIS in the past. (That "LES MIS turns positive" vibe is strong with this show.) Kate Fahrner makes for a tough, but charming, potential love interest as Katherine Plumber, intrepid early female reporter who is trying hard to not be her father's daughter - a major plot point of the show. If there's a real criticism to be had of the book, it's Katherine's part; the amazement over a female journalist shouldn't have been so great, given that Nellie Bly was a major expose writer for Pulitzer (the big bad of the show) in 1887 and that her famous Around The World stunt was done for Pulitzer in 1888. The historic newsboy strike was in 1899, when Bly had only recently (and temporarily - she did war correspondent work in World War One) retired. Writer Fierstein presumably based Katherine on Bly, but the show is set just late enough that anyone relatively familiar with history will find the lack of prior existence of Bly irritating."


New Zealand: Contributor Monica Moore reviews BONNIE AND CLYDE. She writes "Bonnie, played by Nicolette Nes is superb. She has the look, the voice and the style. And the top quality performances just keep coming at you. Blanche (Katrina McConnell) is excellent along with Buck (Brian Wolfman) Preacher (Simon Chapman) and well, actually they're all pretty darn good! Special mention to the young Bonnie (Samara Bayliss and Medody Lui-Webster) and Clyde (Tim Cloves) who deliver Great Performances. The set is engaging and designed by the well-known John Fausett who cleverly incorporates and ensures the story is kept interesting."


Minneapolis: Contributor Karen Bovard reviews SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at the Guthrie Theatre. She writes "Crucial to the success of any production of this show are the two leads. Randy Harrison is suitably difficult and awkward in Act 1 as Seurat, and far slicker as his great grandson George in Act 2, where he seems more in command. Act 1 belongs to Erin Mackey as Dot, who is sexy and sympathetic and sly and sings with great feeling. She's also fully credible as the elderly wheelchair bound Marie in Act 2; it's a startling, funny, and moving transformation. All the members of the strong ensemble take on new roles in Act 2, and part of what makes this second act work so well are the bold choices they've made in sketching in their characters. The music swells with real grandeur, thanks to their ensemble power, an excellent mic system, and a full 13 piece orchestra behind them, helmed by conductor and pianist Mark Hartman."


Oklahoma: Contributor Ronn Burton reviews MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at the Lyric Theatre. He writes "Director Dave Steakley wisely steps back and lets his boys go to town when necessary, yet his subtle guidance of the tone and flow of the show does not go unnoticed. The costumes by the reliably-proficient resident designer Jeffrey Meek are period-perfect yet fashion-forward. Helena Kuukka's lighting and Adam Koch's sets work hand-in-hand seamlessly - the colors and patterns playing off each other consummately. Important to note: the musical performances wouldn't be as impeccable as they are without Anthony Risi's sound design, which subtly yet perfectly enhances the recording studio vs. live performance effects throughout the evening."


Long Island: Contributor Melissa Giordano reviews RAGTIME at East Islip's BayWay Theatre. She writes "Among the talented cast, Chazmond Peacock makes a superb Coalhouse; intense, great voice... he's a natural for the role. Coalhouse is the beau of Sarah (and father of her child) portrayed exquisitely by Amanda-Camille Isaac. Ms. Isaac's striking portrayal of poor Sarah is a roller coaster of emotions including a gorgeous rendition of the hopeful song "Wheels Of A Dream" with Mr. Peacock. Additionally, kudos to Mike Press who is an outstanding Booker T. Washington, Coalhouse's mentor. On Ms. Waller's clever creative team, Bob Butterley's bi-level set ideally fills the open stage. Rolling pieces, tucked away on the sides, are used throughout. Also, the fun here is that you get to use your imagination a great deal. The music, on tracks, is coordinated by Eizabeth DeGennaro who is also part of the cast. This is enhanced beautifully by Jessy Gill's choreography and Joseph Kassner's stunning costumes."


Kansas City: Contributor Alan Portner reviews JERSEY BOYS at Starlite Theatre. He writes "Jersey Boys offers up super production values with this touring show. Portrayals of Massi and DiVito are a little one dimensional, but the singing, acting, production, and dancing make up for any lack. The supporting cast is excellent. Jersey Boys is a little strange to get used to. It is an excuse for a concert of great music. The music does not advance the story much except in parallel in the documentary. Most of the first act is required for the audience to get used to the style, but the final forty minutes grabs the audience and transports them back to the golden age just prior to the Beatles in the Doo Wop period. The audience ends up loving the performance."


St. Louis: Contributor Chris Gibson reviews SEUSSICAL at Stages St. Louis. He writes "Ryan Cooper is a perfectly disarming and amusing Cat in the Hat, with nimble movements and well-timed comic delivery of lines that bring forth smiles and laughs from young and old alike . You can just see that he's having fun. Cooper and Company draw the audience into the tale immediately with the rousing opening number "Oh! The Things You Can Think," and Cooper takes on several different comedic roles throughout the proceedings. As JoJo, Colton James Kastrup is a very believable little boy, and definitely possesses just the right voice and enthusiastic innocence that fit the part. Anthony Arpino absolutely shines as Horton, with a warm and deeply concerned performance that makes you genuinely care about his plight. April Strelinger is delightfully vainglorious as Mayzi and oozes attitude to spare. Leah Berry is simply terrific as Gertrude McFuzz, a single-feathered bird who's in love with Horton, but having trouble getting him to realize it. Her take on "Notice Me, Horton" is a sad and sweet delight."


Rhode Island: Contributor Andira Tieman reviews THE DIANA TAPES. She writes "The Diana Tapes is a tightly-written one act with just four actors. Playwright James Clements takes on the role of biographer Andrew Morton with Sam Hood Adrain as Michael O'Mara, his publisher. The two of them receive and transcribe recordings made by Princess Diana's friend James Colthurst, played by Jorge Morales Pico. The attention to detail with the sets and costumes is impressive for a production barebones as this. Battered chairs are swapped for fancy ones when the scene changes from the office where Morton and O'Mara frequently meet to Diana's residence where she talks with Colthurst. Diana's iconic wedding ring, now Kate Middleton's, is replicated. While the men's costumes are necessarily basic, Diana gets several glamorous outfit changes that suit the scenes perfectly."


St. Louis: Contributor Chris Gibson reviews THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Muny! He writes "Emma Degerstedt is delightful as Ariel, effectively conjuring up the image of a young mermaid who wants more out of life, and is positively driven to do so. Her voice is splendid as well, as would befit a character who uses it as a bargaining chip so she can gain her true love. Jason Gotay does fine work as the object of her affections, Prince Eric, and you genuinely root for them to connect. Emily Skinner is perfectly menacing as Ursula, creepily costumed and brimming with malevolent intentions, Skinner makes a memorable impression. Jerry Dixon is commanding and surly as King Triton, bringing plenty of bluster to the role. James T. Lane is enthusiastic as Sebastian, the red Jamaican crab who is also a composer. The undeniably catchy "Under the Sea" gets a great workout under his guidance. Jeffrey Schecter is funny and friendly as Scuttle the seagull, and Spencer Jones is awfully cute as Flounder. Kevin Zak and Will Porter are quite good as Ursula's moray eel minions; Flotsam and Jetsam, respectively. Frank Vlastnik is also sharp as Chef Louis/Pilot, specializing in seafood dishes as the Chef, which naturally rubs Sebastian the wrong way. Richard B. Watson rounds out the cast as Eric's manservant/confidante, Grimsby. Of course, the large ensemble also adds to the merriment, and gives the show an even wider scope."


Chicago: Contributor Rachel Weinberg reviews MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre Company. She writes "MOBY DICK also features three extraordinary female actors in its ensemble: Kelly Abell, Cordelia Dewdney, and Mattie Hawkinson. While each essays various roles, they also come together as the three Fates-an inventive and eerily effective device. Decked out in Sully Ratke's magnificent and haunting costumes, they provide the warning of what's to come upon the play's conclusion. At various points in the production, Abell, Dewdney, and Hawkinson also embody various elements of nature: the ocean, a whale carcass, and even Moby Dick himself. Outside of the skeletal structure of the set, there is no literal whale onstage-but that is perhaps one of the most striking representations of Moby Dick in the production."


Regional Editor Spotlight:

Christy Brooks
Los Angeles Contributing Editor

Christy Brooks is a teaching artist, actor and scriptwriter located in South Central Pennsylvania. She works as an independent contractor in producing and directing small and large-scaled performing arts productions. In addition, Christy has created curriculum, focusing on Reader's Theatre, Acting Workshops, and Scriptwriting, for public and private school districts. She donates a portion of proceeds from theatrical work to local non-profit organizations. Christy is a proud graduate of The Pennsylvania State University.

Writing for Broadway World has been a wonderful and fulfilling complement to my involvement in the performing arts. It brings me joy to watch a live performance and absorb the many facets involved in producing and acting in a performance. Whether I am reviewing a show or interviewing actors, my focus is on what I might learn from each theatrical encounter. Theatre is ever-evolving and I want to contribute to it in a passionate way that promotes constructive, not destructive, dialogue.


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          Food, Drug and Lodging Surveyor - Kansas Department of Agriculture - Smith Center, KS   
Providing an environment that enhances and encourages economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy;... $16.56 an hour
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          Asistentes Gerencia de Local (Fast Food) - Nuevas Aperturas   
Cadena internacional líder de Comida Rápida incorporará los mejores Asistentes para su Gerencia de Restaurante para trabajar en la apertura de sus nuevos locales de Santiago, Región Metropolitana. Si eres una persona con empatía, buena predisposición, t......
          TS84:Chicago Gay Cab Kiss, Swiffer's Rosie the Riveter, Prancercise, Michael Douglas-lingus, and guest Louis Virtel   
Ya'll come back now, ya here? Wait, please stay! Erin is back from Houston, Bryan nearly survived a weekend of food attacks, some real dumb stuff went down in a Chicago cab, and Swiffer "accidently" pissed off everyone with Rosie the Riveter the Mopper. Listen to Bryan be absolutely startled by a doorbell announcing Mr. Special Shorts himself - the pop-lific and mansome Louis Virtel, who you know from everything plus thebacklot.com. Bye, Felicia! See TSPOD live on our summer tour! Buy tickets here Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          Start the mas...   

As we move into the month of July, just the seventh month of the year, it is safe to say that Carnival 2018 has started. The first mas band to launch its presentation for next year was Jus Wee and Friends and its unveiling was held last Sunday at 16 Newbury Extension, Glencoe. Next year Jus Wee and Friends, a past Band of the Year winner, will be playing Wee Taking Flight.

Wee Taking Flight will consist of 14 sections and among the band’s designers are Michel Huggins, Janelle Greaves, Devon Jerome, Marcus Gooding, Dominique Mitchell and Marion George. The band’s camp is at Newbury Hill Extension. Bandleader Annmarie Placide revealed that the band’s costumes are reasonably priced at $1,000-$2,750, and the band is all-inclusive.

She added that one of the band’s attractions on Carnival Monday is that live road music will be supplied by Pelham Goddard & Roots. Playing with Roots on Monday, DJ Mr Desmond will provide road music on the Tuesday.

Potpourri of arts this weekend

This weekend’s entertainment fun list actually begins at 6 pm this evening when Pan Trinbago holds an After Work Jam at bpTT Renegades Pan Theatre, Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain. Supplying live music will be Massy Trinidad All Stars, Fusion Steel, Pan Jammers, Sapophonics and DJ KC Klass is Klass.

 

Another Friday evening steelband jam also begins at 6 pm when Phase II Pan Groove with Hadco opens up its yard at Hamilton Street, Woodbrook for Friday Night Live—band arranger Len “Boogsie” Sharpe says it will be “an odyssey of pan.” Aside from Phase II and lots of food and drink, there will also be entertainment by Martin Cain & Road Block Steel Orchestra, featuring Deja and DeJan Cain.

This evening also sees the eagerly awaited opening of Uppa Level Club at Cascadia Hotel, 67 Ariapita Road, St Ann’s, by Elegant Promotions. Wall-to-wall music can be expected all night by H2O Phlo, Kevon Cartar, Oscar B, plus old school Uper Level DJ Darryl, and his partners in crime DJs Richard Simply Smooth, Scoobie and Billy J.

Kaiso Blues Cafe is also on tonight with its Passing Thorugh Jazz Cuatro Concert, featuring Jeanine Ruiz, Kennth Clarke, Michel Germain, Raul Landaeta and more, from 9 pm.

 

At the theatre

Not to be left out tonight there’s much theatre in a big way with Kingdom Arts & Performances staging Reba, Rachel, Ria...Their Story at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, at 7.30 pm; RJ Productions, in collaboration with Urban Jungle Entertainment, by overwhelming public demand, staging Eileen & Me at Little Carib Theatre, White Street, Woodbrook, at 8.30 pm; and Raymond Choo Kong Productions premiering Choose Your Partner Wisely, at CLR James Auditorium, Cipriani College, Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Valsayn, at 8 pm.

RS/RR is premiering Man Callaloo, starring Nikki Crosby, Richard Ragoobarsingh, Debra Boucaud Mason, Sunny Bling and Aaron Schneider, tomorrow, at the National Academy for the Performing Arts, Port-of-Spain, at 8.30 pm. The show will be repeated on Sunday evening at 6.30 pm, at the same venue.

Tomorrow’s action continues when St Ann’s RC Church stages its Tea Oneness Style Tea & Concert at Lions Civic Centre, Fitz Blackman Drive, Port-of-Spain, from 3 pm. Wall-to-wall entertainment will be by David Bereaux, Errol Fabien, Jason “Fridge” Seecheran, Wendy Sheppard, Krystal Khayne, Stephen Marcelle, Frenz in Muzik and more.

There’s also the Sangeet Opera, at Central Bank Auditorium, Lower St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain, featuring Neval Chatelal and John Thomas, at 7.30 pm.

 

Dance events

Dance is also on the weekend’s agenda with Abeo Jackson’s farewell performance – Dance Fuh Yuh Life – being staged at The Big Black Box, Murray Street, Woodbrook, at 8 pm, and Malick Folk Performing Company and OrigiNation Cultural Arts Centre of Boston premiering Just The Two Of Us II, at La Joya Auditorium, EMR, St Joseph at the same time. Both events are billed for tomorrow.

 

Pan in Diego Martin and Tacarigua

Tomorrow also sees Panatics Steel Orchestra celebrating its 30th anniversary by staging Pan Jamboree at the Waterwheel Compound, Diego Martin, at 7 pm. Steelbands to perform include Phase II Pan Groove in association with HADCO, CAL Invaders, Ice Water Pan Ensemble, Sapophonics Steel Orchestra and host band Panatics Steel Orchestra.

One of this weekend’s big shows takes place on Sunday evening in the east at Rush Sports Bar & Night Club, located on the Eastern Main Road, Tacarigua. On a show themed Live in Love & Music, crackshot pan musician Kern Summerville and musicians he has selected will be performing. Summerville’s band will include Kyle Peters (guitar); Kevin Fraser (keyboards); BJ Saunders (bass); Gerion Williams (drum); Jamie Ghany (alto saxophone); Nicholas Jones (tenor saxophone); and Barry Homer (trumpet).

Guest performers for Live in Love & Music are vocalists Marisa Diaz and Kay Alleyne, violinist Anna Clair Roberts, guitarist Kashiff Wilson, Spoken Word artiste Askala George and Keishon Jack.

 

Riddim in the north

Action galore is promised on Sunday night, from 8 pm, at Howdy Dan’s Restaurant, located in MovieTowne, Port-of-Spain, as LA Records launches its RIIbirth Riddim. Artistes on the label billed to perform are Crazy, Fireball, Jamelody, King David, Blessed Messenger, Tobago’s Kervern Carter, Marley Palmer, Jah Disciple, Jaron Nurse, Zion Nurse, Zion Starr, Brittany Gonzales, Dre Star, Frankie Dan and Linelle Hamilton.

 

In memory of Brigo

Across the seas, calypso is also holding centre stage tomorrow as the children of the late Brigo will celebrate his birthday in a special way in New Jersey, USA. The children are being joined by Brigo’s Cultural Theatre Roots & Branches to hold a free show and fair from noon.

Brigo’s daughter Janeel Keisha Abraham said this week: “Our mission is to protect the legacy of passion my father had for calypso as well as to celebrate the numerous young artistes he helped nurture. We are celebrating the life he lived and the lessons and values he taught us.

“Beside lots of music and BBQ on sale, we will also be giving food and clothing to the poor. We are determined to keep my father’s music and legacy alive here in North America, in T&T, and across the Caribbean.”

 

A deed deserving of mention

Full kudos are well deserved by the past and current student body and staff of Presentation College (San Fernando) for going above and beyond to assist the needy. In four short days they raised approximately $50,000 in cash and supplies for those adversely affected by Tropical Storm Bret.

A spokesman for the group told Pulse this week: “We have acquired mattresses, pillows, mops, brooms, flashlights, disinfectants, canned goods, rice, flour, legumes, snacks, water, tarpaulins, garbage bags, new and clean used clothing (folded and sorted by gender and size), disposable diapers and sanitary napkins.

“These items will be given to people living in the Siparia and Penal/Debe regions and we will be guided by their regional corps as to who receives supplies.”

Also assisting the less fortunate were the delegates ion this year’s Miss TT World Pageant. On Friday, at the Tea Party, Talent and Top Model Competition, auctioned a bottle of champagne for $8,600 and donated the proceeds to the San Fernando City Corporation for distribution to the flood victims.

 

Party for a cause

Come July 8, a fund-raising party for stroke victim Wendy Hector will be held at All Out Sports Bar, Queen’s Park Oval, Woodbrook. In addition to some foot-stomping DJ music, there will be a live performance by The Malcontents, Chris Mouttet, Richard Law, Gary Hector, Stuart “Fowl” Abraham, Paul Amar and Phil Hill.

This is a dress up/costume party and guests are invited to don the Hippy, funky and groovy styles of the 60’s and 70’s.

Tickets cost $150 advanced and $200 at the door and they are limited tickets and already going like hot bread.

There will be drinks specials all night long door prizes for the Best Dressed Couple and Best Dressed Hippy.


          Asistentes de Local para apertura de Tiendas   
Importante cadena Gastronómica líder en el mercado Fast Food abrirá nuevos locales en la Región Metropolitana y está seleccionando los mejores Asistentes de Tienda para trabajar junto a la Gerencia de Restaurante. Si eres una persona con empatía, buena ......
          TS42:Todd Akin, Gay Money, Sex Addiction, The Nanny   
Buckle your Xanax 'cause this week Bryan and Erin get all up into the drama over Todd Akin's rape comments, an inheritence based on pretending to be straight, sex addiction and of course, Fran Drescher. Listen as Bryan tries to keep his food down while Erin discusses the most boundry pushing sexual situation she's ever been in. Never gonna get, never gonna get it. Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS32:Bryan Fischer, Texas Sex Ed, Gay Pride Facts, Jay Townsend   
Bryan and Erin are back from Max Fun Con, full of food, friendship and an unwarranted amount of weed. In this very special epi-sode, Bryan talks Bryan Fischer's problems with homosexuals, Erin outlines Texas' sex ed prollem, and they both join in on Pride facts and acid throwing! Summertime!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Throwing Shade Ring Tone (thanks @bcevans) Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter http://bit.ly/IU33y0 bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed
          Deutschland-Chef von Burger King: Andreas Bork wechselt zu Parfümeriekette   
1954 gegründet, ist Burger King heute mit mehr als 14.500 Restaurants die zweitgrößte Fast Food-Burger-Kette der Welt. Auch in Deutschland ist Burger King mit rund 700 Standorten die Nummer zwei...
          Singapore turns vacant space into urban farms   
Reuters 29 Jun 17; Resource-scarce Singapore is turning vacant pockets of land into space for urban farming as the island city strives to ease its reliance on imported food. The wealthy Southeast Asian city-state imports more than 90 percent of its food, much of it from neighboring countries, which can leave it exposed to potential supply chain disruptions. Edible Garden City, a company with a grow-your-own-food message, has designed and built more than 50 food gardens in the tropical city for clients ranging from restaurants and hotels to schools and residences. One of its projects is...

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          COOKS WANTED-ALL LEVELS PREP-LINE-SOUS - USA-CA-Los Angeles   

Currently looking for a strong team of food service professionals. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of of experience as cook/chef in kitchen preparation with ability to work in a food service environment that is often hot, noisy, congested and stressful..


Responsibilities May Include:


· Prepare, cook, plate and finish all food items according to client instructions.

· Comply with all food safety requirements.

· Stock and ma....

          Co dnes projedná Výbor pro životní prostředí, veřejné zdraví a bezpečnost potravin EP   
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety ENVI(2017)0629_1 DRAFT AGENDA Meeting Thursday 29 June 2017, 9.00 - 12.30 Brussels Room: Paul-Henri Spaak (3C050) 29 June 2017, 9.00 - 12.30 1. Adoption of agenda 2. Chair's announcements 3. Chair's announcements concerning coordinators' recommendations of 21 June 2017 4. Approval of minutes of meetings ?24-25 April ...
          lagos: day one   





























From Faro I headed to Lagos for a few days and these are photos from my first day. After the initial walk around the city, I made it to the beach. One of the many beaches in Lagos. I walked by Meia Praia, Praia da Batata and Praia do Pinhão before settling in Praia d'Ana. It was just so pleasant. I wouldn't describe myself as a beach holiday type of a person (Hadn't been on one for over a decade before Easter, haha!), but I did thoroughly enjoy it. Getting up early (-ish), packing my camera, book and food, and just going to the beach for most of the day was very much my experience in Lagos. I did see some other sites than the beaches, but the beaches were definitely my main focus. (Which is also why I'm now tanner than I've been in over a decade - usually I try to stay out of the sun!) The water is so blue and the cliffs are so gorgeous. I spent a good time exploring the little "caves" and other nooks on the beaches, as well as looking for the perfect seashell. Although I found some nice ones, I didn't find the perfect one - Moomins have lied to me as I can never find seashells as pretty as they do! I would say I preferred Faro to Lagos; it's just a bit less touristy and maybe has more things to see. But, I still really loved Lagos and it is the place to be if you're looking for a beah holiday. And it is stunning.
          faro: day one   

































During my Easter holidays I ventured further south in Portugal, mainly visiting Faro and Lagos. I loved Faro. These are from my first full day in the city, and in just one day you really can see a lot. Exploring the old town took a lot of my time and was also definitely one of my favorites. The cathedral, museums, the ciy walls - everything is just really impressive and pretty. The views of Faro from the tower of the cathedral are very much worth a visit, and the museums have a good variety of exhibitions; local history, more general Portuguese history, modern art, even a hat exhibition! Wandering around without a real plan was lovely too, you never know what you might stumble upon. That's also how you find more authentic places, especially for food. (Although, I had lunch in the very busy squares of the new town and dinner in a smaller place located on a wee alley, and both had excellent food.) The weather was beautiful the whole time I was in the Algarve. The sea, the sun, some exploration; what more could one ask for? I ended my day at the beach (it's not exacly in the ciy centre, so you're best off taking the bus - otherwise Faro is very walkable!) and with a little swim. What a good day, I wish this was how I was spending my time at the moment.

Have you been to Faro or anywhere else in the Algarve? Let me know your favourite places because I'm definitely thinking about returning someday!
          Charges Re-Filed Against Restaurant Owners Accused Of Dumpster-Diving For Deer Heads   
Preventing food waste is good, but not to the point of dumpster-diving for deer brains at a wild game butcher. The former owners of a Chinese restaurant in Pennsylvania are accused of dealing in illegal deer meat, at least some of which came from the trash at butchers that process deer for hunters. PennLive.com reports that back in 2015, the …
          4 Stars: Great food, questionable atmosphere... (by by cheddurmonkee at Citysearch)   

Driving up to Big Jud's for the first time can be a scray experience...the outside looks like a bathroom building you'd find at a campground and there's no noticeable sign or indication that the building is a restaurant at all. The inside of the building isn't much better. However, if you can get past the visual drawbacks of the building, the food is fantastic. The burgers are huge (I'm not sure how much beef is used, but it's at least a pound) and can be easily shared between four people. That being said, the Big Jud combo is relatively inexpensive when you take into account how many people can be fed. I think it's 17 or 18 dollars for one Big Jud burger, one basket of fries, two drinks and two (very large) ice cream cones, if I remember correctly. It's enough for two to four people to fill up on. The food isn't healthy by any means, but then again, people don't go to novelty burger joints to eat healthy food. We're about to move out of Rexburg, and want to go back to Big Jud's at least once before we leave. I definitely recommend at least eating here once to get the whole Rexburg/Archer experience.


          The 5 Things Every Beginner Should Learn How to Grill (Burgers Not Included) — Tips from The Kitchn   

If you own a grill, chances are at some point this summer you're going to make burgers. You'll probably make hot dogs as well. As far as summer food goes, those two are canon. But if you plan on making regular grilling a part of how you make dinner — including regular ol' dinner on a Tuesday night — burgers and hot dogs won't take you very far. Grilled chicken, however, will. So will snappy grilled shrimp that cooks in minutes, lemony, flame-teased asparagus, blistered corn on the cob, and a mahogany-tinged pork tenderloin seasoned with a fast-and-fancy dry rub.

These five foods will feed you, your family, and your friends over and over again this summer, which is why we believe they're the first batch of recipes you should learn how to grill. Make them often enough and you'll start changing the recipes to better suit your needs. Maybe you'll add some heat to the yogurt marinade we use for grilled shrimp, or perhaps you prefer the sweetness of oranges to lemons when grilling the asparagus. The point is, after you learn how to grill chicken you can master it.

Our cooking lessons for grilled chicken, grilled shrimp, grilled pork tenderloin, grilled asparagus, and grilled corn on the cob are designed and tested (and tested again) to work just as they are — and you can count on them to be delicious. But they're also waiting for you to riff on them. So consider them to be, as Jacques Pepin says, "a point of departure."

We're excited to see where you arrive.

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          The Reason Why Americans Are Snacking More than Ever — Food News   

Americans are snacking more than ever and there are two reasons behind it, according to new research from Mintel: stress and attitude. Self-care is having a moment in American culture and part of that mindset means allowing yourself to indulge when you need a break or simply feel stressed out.

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          The New Food Movies and TV Shows to Stream in July — Stream, Eat, Repeat   

Just because you've made plans for beach days, picnics, and maybe a vacation if you're lucky, that doesn't mean you need to give up watching TV and movies. Get cozy next to the fan and get comfortable with your remote, because there's a ton of interesting stuff coming to various streaming services this month (yes, it's true Titanic is going to be on Netflix). I've rounded up all the new movies related to food that are going to be available, so you don't have to search.

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          These Are the Top 10 Ben & Jerry's Flavors People Love — Pop Culture   

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's has dropped some cold-hard facts about flavor preferences of consumers. The Vermont-based company disclosed their 10 best-selling flavors, and honestly it's a little shocking. You would think that Phish Food would be at the top (or is that just me?), but another pint is the true king of all ice cream. At least when it comes to Ben & Jerry's flavors.

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          Watch All the Food Scenes from Harry Potter in Just 3 Minutes — Pop Culture   

The Harry Potter franchise turned 20 on June 26, leaving fans nostalgic for when the first book in the series originally released. The 20th anniversary marked the U.K. release of the first novel in the cult-favorite J.K. Rowling series: Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone. To commemorate the occasion, Digg made a video featuring all the delicious (and unappetizing) foods featured in the films, from mundane moments to unforgettable ones.

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          How To Make Any Fruit Galette — Baking Lessons from The Kitchn   
(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Everyone makes beautiful galettes. That's because this rustic summer dessert is as simple as pastry dough wrapped around fresh fruit. Much like making a fruit pie, but with quite a bit less effort, turning summer fruit into a galette will make you feel like a home-cook hero. You'll still get the same toothsome, flay crust and tender filling of pie, but without all the fuss and worry over torn dough.

Now, there are a few pie-making rules that will help you make the most gorgeous and scrumptious galette of this summer, but don't worry — we'll tell you about all those too, so you can make this stone fruit stunner whenever the craving strikes.

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           Complete Adult Dog Food Rich in Salmon & Potato 12kg   
 Complete Adult Dog Food Rich in Salmon & Potato 12kg

Complete Adult Dog Food Rich in Salmon & Potato 12kg

Harringtons Complete Adult Dog Food Rich in Salmon & Potato 12kg A complete adult dog food that can be fed to all dogs from 8 weeks onwards. Key Benefits Can be fed from 8 weeks onwards Healthy digestion Reduces flatulent odours Nutrient rich in kelp Omega 6 & 3 fatty acids No artificial colours or flavours No dairy, no soya, no added wheat      Feeding Guide Always ensure that clean, fresh drinking water is available at all times.


          Programme Associate (Reports) SC-6 - World Food Programme - Manila   
Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners. Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members...
From World Food Programme - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:37:59 GMT - View all Manila jobs
          General Labor Workers Needed near Taft, CA - Employers Depot, Inc. - Bakersfield, CA   
Must be a fast learner and have food processing background. Many Positions Available!... $11 an hour
From Indeed - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:25:26 GMT - View all Bakersfield, CA jobs
          Croquetteland, le bilan un an après son rachat par Carrefour   
Depuis son rachat en 2016, le site de petfood se développe à vitesse grand V avec les moyens du géant de la distribution.
          Comment on Roxane Gay Takes a Raw Look at Rape, Self-Worth and Food in ‘Hunger’ by peter sze   
Life isn't always fair. Yes, some people suffer from PICO or hypothyroidism that make losing weight more difficult. But it doesn't make it impossible. Gaining weight just means that you're consuming more calories then you're expending/body needs. It's may not feel fair, but that's the way it is. Your weight is ultimately in your hands, if you think you're too heavy, then you need to either eat less or burn more calories. It might be more difficult because of your conditions , but your weight is ultimately the sum total of your decisions. Don't sell yourself short just because it's difficult.
          Chef - Head Chef   
Barchester Healthcare - United Kingdom - Barchester Healthcare is looking for an outstanding Head Chef to provide first class food and hospitality within the needs of a care home... environment. Barchester is all about doing things a little bit differently. If you join us as Head Chef, get ready for something new. Our unique...
          Crew member / Cook - Mary Brown's Famous Chicken & Taters - Bonavista, NL   
Passionate, Proactive...yes, maybe even a little obsessive.*. Cash Handling, Cleaning, food preparation, cooking and serving....
From Indeed - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 22:27:46 GMT - View all Bonavista, NL jobs
          Comment on Roxane Gay Takes a Raw Look at Rape, Self-Worth and Food in ‘Hunger’ by Lighty   
I think a big issue with fat-shaming is this built-in assumption that all people who are overweight are lazy and prone to over-eating. I've actually had an acquaintance say to me, while I was well into size 20, that fat people just don't care what they look like or they wouldn't be fat. People don't realize that it's NOT just calories in- calories out. There are many women like myself who suffer from hormonal abnormalities - like PCO - that make it nearly impossible to lose weight. Today, I am at the gym 5 days a week, and eat what anyone else would call an extremely healthy, low-sugar diet, just to maintain my current weight, but I believe people looking at me just see a lazy ice-cream lover.
          Comment on Roxane Gay Takes a Raw Look at Rape, Self-Worth and Food in ‘Hunger’ by TimDoyle   
Thank you for the discussion. Ms Gay makes so many strong and important points. She gives me enlightenment.
          What Amazon wants from Whole Foods: Data on shopping habits   
Amazon stands to gain insight into thousands of shoppers personal data from the proposed deal.
          Comment on The Way To Wear Dresses With Booties This Summer by Christine Kong   
This is such a cute dress and great for the hot weather. It is so sexy in front but I like that it draws attention to your look. The food looks amazing and being Korean, anytime kimchi fried rice is available, I take it. It is so good especially with that egg on top. I am glad you enjoyed your food and you look so incredible too! xoxo, Christine http://dailykongfidence.com/
          For couponers, Amazon's Whole Foods takeover could be the end of an era   
After reaching fever pitch during the economic downturn, coupons could become history because of Amazon's Whole Foods deal.
          Pineapple Paper Straws - Tropical Pineapple Party Decor, Luau 1st Birthday Party, Beach Bachelorette, Baby Shower by pomtree   

4.99 USD

Party like a pineapple at your next beach party with these adorable tropical paper straws!

Also great for:

Birthday parties
baby showers and sprinkles
bridal showers
weddings
buffet and dessert tables
anniversaries
company events
conventions and fairs
food samplings
any other party you have going on!


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          Comment on The Way To Wear Dresses With Booties This Summer by Britta   
Babe! Let me start with complimenting you on how you styled this beautiful dress! I love that even though it is a bit revealing in the front you have managed to make it look super chic and casual with the hat and boots. I wish I had the guts to wear this! Also how fun is it to meet up with fellow bloggers and eat and talk!?! The place you picked looks so cozy and cute and don't even get me started on the food!! Everything looks so delicious 😋
          Retail to lose $70 billion over 10 years if food stamp benefits are cut; here's who gets hit the most   
AlixPartners said retail could lose $70.7 billion in sales over the decade if the proposed food stamp cuts take place.
          Rose Gold Paper Straws - Rustic Wedding, Neutral Baby Shower, Copper Birthday Party, Bachelorette Party Decor by pomtree   

6.00 USD

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          Food + Science = Victory!   

Season 6, Episode 43 This week on Freakonomics Radio: a full menu of goodies. First up: a nutrition detective. And then, Stephen J. Dubner explores the war on sugar. To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Food + Science = Victory!” and “There’s A War On Sugar. Is It Justified?” […]

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          The Amazon-Whole Foods deal boosts other food retailers' likelihood of default, report says   
An Amazon-Whole Foods deal has triggered a reaction in the market-perceived credit quality of many of Whole Foods' peers, S&P Global says.
          8 Dinge, die passieren, wenn du täglich einen Löffel Kokosöl zu dir nimmst   
Gesünder, schöner, schlanker: Kokosöl ist ein großartiges Superfood und hat viele positive Effekte auf unseren Körper. Bereits ein Löffel am Tag macht schon einen gewaltigen Unterschied! 1. Du wirst gesünder Nicht umsonst sind die Völker, in denen die Kokosnuss ein Grundnahrungsmittel ist, die gesündesten der Welt: Kokosöl zu sich zu nehmen, kann das Risiko für […]
          Five for Friday: Sports (and food) traditions to enjoy on Fourth of July   

From afternoon baseball to the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, here's the sports fan's guide to the Fourth of July.

Click on the photos above to see which sports (and food) traditions you might enjoy this Independence Day.


          Delivery Hero IPO proves tastier than Blue Apron's   
Berlin-based Delivery Hero has cashed in on a hunger for food-order apps, raising nearly a billion euros on the Frankfurt stock exchange in its debut listing Friday.

          This Bikini Is Made With Real Pizza And Cost $10,000!!!   
To celebrate National Bikini Day on July 5, Villa Italian Kitchen partnered with a food stylist to unleash a two-piece bathing suit made entirely out of pizza. Yes, real pizza. The post This Bikini Is Made With Real Pizza And Cost $10,000!!! appeared first on MAGIC 106.7.
          News! 2017 Disney World Candlelight Processional Narrators and Dining Packages Announced   
The 2017 Epcot Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are now available for booking!

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          First Look and Review! The New Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge   
Roaring Fork at Disney's Wilderness Lodge is reopen from its refurbishment. Find out what's new at the Lodge's main Counter Service restaurant!

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          New DFB Video: EAT THIS in Epcot Part 2!   
We are back with Must Eat Epcot Food Part 2 from Walt Disney World in our latest DFB Video!

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          News! “The CHEW” Taping Schedule and New Booth for Epcot Food and Wine Festival!   
Big News!! Today we’ve got another update about the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! The festival, which stretches to a full 75 days this year, will run from August 31-November 13 this Fall. We are looking forward to the start of the fun. We wait all year for this (and we know you do toooo!), but [...]

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          Food Standards Agency: Communications Manager /Marketing (Marketing-Rheolwr Cyfathrebu)   
£27,250 - £30,750: Food Standards Agency: We’re looking to recruit a Communications Manager to deliver food safety information to consumers, stakeholders and the media. Cardiff
          Food Standards Agency: Communications Manager – Insight / Rheolwr Cyfathrebu (yn cynnwys Mewnwelediad)   
£27,250 - £30,750: Food Standards Agency: We’re looking to recruit a Communications Manager to deliver food safety information to consumers, stakeholders and the media. Cardiff
          PR SEARCH LTD: Account Manager Or Senior AM- Consumer/Retail/FMCG/Health -Digital/Social Team   
28-38k DOE: PR SEARCH LTD: Consumer PR and Digital agency seeking a Digital and Social media Account Manager for their consumer, Health and food division London (South), London (Greater)
          Comment on Handmade embroidered silk ribbon flower necklaces by Pearl Blog   
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          New wave of extinctions predicted for vital food species - Environmental News Network - Spotlight   
Poaching, illegal fishing and deforestation are threatening more than quarter of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, according to a report by the WWF  (World Wide Fund for Nature) — and the consequences are not just environmental.The report states that 18 out of the 50 threatened sites are in Latin American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama and Peru. It also says the number could be higher because the illegal extraction of species in the region — a business with annual profits of almost US$ 2 billion — is not as well studied as it is in Africa or Asia.
          Dear USDA: Stop squeezing the food industry with outdated subsidies - Business Operations | GreenBiz.com   
Food and farm facts to chew on.
          Lodge Chef - Executive Placings - Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal   
Valid unendorsed SA driver’s license essential. Responsible for all food orders, storerooms and fridge and deepfreezes. Passion for creating fabulous food....
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          Lodge Chef - HotelJobs.co.za - Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal   
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          Tri-story food and entertainment development planned near Alamo Brewery (slideshow)   
A trio of entrepreneurs has begun work on a new development that will replace a vacant lot immediately east of downtown San Antonio with a new entertainment destination that will blend the city’s growing culinary scene with live music and other events. The planned Brooklyn StrEat Food Park project will house multiple food trucks anchored by a multi-level structure featuring a roof-top terrace built to accommodate live music acts, as well as other entertainment and community events. “We want…

          Lodge Chef | Northern KZN | Private Game Reserve - HotelJobs.co.za - Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal   
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          Lodge Chef - 5* Luxury Lodge in KwaZulu Natal - HotelJobs.co.za - Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal   
Valid unendorsed SA driver’s license essential. Responsible for all food orders, storerooms and fridge and deepfreezes.... R9 000 a month
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          Food Scientist   
RI-Kingston, Award winning, growing company looking to add to their team Responsibilities for Food Scientist: · Formulation and product development · Concept development · Pilot and plant trials · Scale-up Requirements for Food Scientist: · BS in Food Science, Chemistry · 3+ years industry lab experience · Formulation/technical experience · Strong math skills · *NO food allergies*
          Oxfam welcomes independent process to address community grievances in Uganda land dispute   

Oxfam has welcomed the announcement of an independent process to resolve complaints from communities who were evicted from their land without compensation to make way for two forestry plantations in Uganda.

The Office of the Compliance Adviser/Ombudsman (CAO) handles complaints from communities affected by investments made by the World Bank’s private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC). It has confirmed that it will launch an independent process to find a resolution to the dispute involving the UK’s New Forests Company (NFC). The IFC has invested in an agribusiness fund, Agri-Vie, which has an equity stake in and seat on the board of NFC.

Oxfam has been calling for an independent investigation since September when it published its research into the evictions in Mubende and Kiboga districts, based on extensive consultations with hundreds of individuals from the affected communities. The CAO has accepted the eligibility of the complaints that were filed by Ugandan communities and co-signed by Oxfam and the Uganda Land Alliance. This is the first step in a process which Oxfam believes could secure redress for the communities, who have lost their homes and the land they relied on for their livelihoods.

The CAO process aims to find a negotiated resolution between the complainants, the company and any others relevant to the process. NFC has already confirmed that it will participate in this process.

Oxfam Chief Executive Barbara Stocking said: “This is an important step towards giving a voice to the thousands of people left destitute. We hope it will lead to securing the redress they deserve.

“We welcome New Forests Company’s commitment to participate in this process and look forward to finding a resolution as soon as possible.”

Oxfam’s focus on this case is part of the international agency’s GROW campaign, which aims to secure a future for everyone to have enough to eat. Oxfam is concerned about the accelerated rush for land, especially in Africa, and the lack of effective international rules to protect the poorest people who depend on the land for food.

In the next stage of the CAO process, up to six months will be spent on clarifying the issues and concerns raised by the complainants and gathering information on how others involved see the situation. This will help the CAO and all relevant parties to determine whether and how they might be able to resolve the issues. The CAO will then publish a report containing its assessment of the situation, which will describe the proposed course of action that has been agreed by all.

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What are land grabs and why is Oxfam trying to stop them?

Oxfam's campaign to fix the global food system

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We welcome New Forests Company’s commitment to participate in this process and look forward to finding a resolution as soon as possible.
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Complaint letters were sent to the CAO from the affected communities in Kiboga and Mubende on December 20, outlining the adverse social impacts related to the NFC operations. Both Oxfam and the Uganda Land Alliance were co-signatories. To view the letters, visit: http://www.cao-ombudsman.org

Contact information: 

For more information, contact Lucy Brinicombe, +44(0)1865 472192 / +44 (0)7786 110054 / lbrinicombe@oxfam.org.uk

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          Oxfam warns that modern day land rush is forcing thousands into greater poverty   

Oxfam calls for British company to investigate the forced eviction of more than 20,000 Ugandans to make way for its plantations

Oxfam today launches a major new report highlighting the growing pace of land deals brokered around the world, often to the peril of poor communities who lose their homes and livelihoods – sometimes violently – with no prior consultation, compensation or means of appeal.

In the report Land and Power, the international agency reveals preliminary research indicating as many as 227 million hectares have been sold, leased or licensed in large-scale land deals since 2001, mostly by international investors. Lack of transparency and the secrecy that surrounds land deals makes it difficult to get exact figures but to date up to 1,100 of these deals amounting to 67 million hectares have been cross checked. Half of these deals are in Africa, and cover an area nearly the size of Germany. (1)

Oxfam warns this modern day land rush follows a drive to produce enough food for people overseas, meet damaging biofuels targets or speculate on land to make an easy profit. However, many of the deals are in fact ‘land grabs’ where the rights and needs of the people living on the land are ignored, leaving them homeless and without land to grow enough food to eat and make a living.

This is likely to get worse as the increasing demand for food, the gathering pace of climate change, water scarcity and non-food crops like biofuels compete for land. Already, nearly three billion people live in areas where demand for water outstrips supply.

Land grabs: devastating vulnerable communities

Oxfam International’s Executive Director Jeremy Hobbs said: “The unprecedented pace of land deals and the increased competition for land is leaving many of the world’s poorest people worse off. In the scramble for more land, investors are ignoring the people who currently live on the land and depend on it to survive.”

Oxfam’s report profiles the devastating effect land grabs in Uganda, South Sudan, Indonesia, Honduras and Guatemala are having on vulnerable communities. The report is part of Oxfam’s GROW campaign which aims to secure a future where everyone has enough to eat. Women, who produce up to 80 per cent of food in some poor countries, are usually most vulnerable as they have weaker land rights.

In Uganda, Oxfam’s research indicates that at least 22,500 people have lost their homes and land to make way for a British timber company, the New Forests Company. Many evictees told Oxfam how they were forcibly removed and have been left destitute, without enough food or money to send their children to school. There were court orders in force which named the company but eye-witnesses say that company workers took part in some of the evictions anyway. NFC denies that it was involved in any evictions. (2)

Evicted without consultation or compensation

Christine, a farmer in her mid 40s, who lived in Kiboga district before the Uganda land grab said: “All our plantations were cut down – we lost the banana and cassava. We lost everything we had. The company’s casual laborers would attack us – they beat and threatened people. Even now they won’t let us back in to look for the things we left behind. I was threatened – they told me they were going to beat me if we didn’t leave.”

Hobbs said: “The Uganda case clearly shows how land grabs are slipping through the net of existing safeguards which are intended to ensure the protection of vulnerable people. Thousands of people are suffering because they have been evicted without meaningful consultation or compensation.

“The New Forests Company describes itself as an ethical company, adhering to international standards. It needs to investigate these claims urgently. It’s not acceptable for companies to blame governments. They must respect the needs and rights of poor communities affected by their investment.”

Prioritize existing land use rights

Oxfam is calling for investors, governments and international organizations to prioritize putting a stop to land grabbing by fixing the current policies and regulations which all too often fail to ensure that, when investors negotiate deals, local people are consulted, treated fairly, and that all relevant international standards are respected. These include the World Bank's International Finance Corporation Performance Standards and the Forest Stewardship Council’s standards.

Governments should avoid pandering to investors’ wishes, and prioritize existing land use rights – not just where legal land title or formal ownership rights are held. Governments should recognize that women have equal rights over land and ensure that all agricultural investments benefit local communities who rely on the land to survive. While governments and companies get their house in order to stop future land grabbing, there is an urgent need to remedy the damage done by existing land grabs, including in the case of the Uganda international investment.

Flawed biofuels policies

Perverse incentives such as the flawed biofuels targets, like the EU’s target of obtaining 10 per cent of transport fuels from renewable sources by 2020, should be scrapped to curb the rush on land to meet biofuel demand.

Meanwhile, the UN’s Committee on Food Security in Rome could take an important first step when it meets in Rome next month, by adopting credible pro-poor, pro-women guidelines on land tenure.

Hobbs said: “Land investment should be good news for people in poverty but the frenetic scramble for land risks putting development in reverse. We need urgent global action so that local people with relatively little do not lose everything for the benefit of a few, and to secure a future where everyone has enough to eat.”

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I was threatened – they told me they were going to beat me if we didn’t leave.
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Farmer from Kiboga district, Uganda
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  1. This data is compiled by the Land Matrix Partnership, a coalition of academic, research and non-governmental organisations. The 227 million figure is based on information on land deals over 200 hectares from a whole range of different sources including government reports, academic research, company websites, media reports and the few contracts that are available. The coalition is currently cross checking the records of land deals it has identified.  It is calling for increased transparency among companies and governments so that the true scale of the problem can be accurately understood.
    The Land Matrix Partnership includes the International Land Coalition, the universities of Bern and Hamburg, the French research institute CIRAD, the German agency for technical cooperation, GIZ and Oxfam.
  2. The evictions took place between 2006 and 2010. One High Court order was granted on 24 August 2009 and remained valid until 18 March 2010. The other was granted on 19 June 2009 and remained in force until 2 October 2009. Both were to restrain evictions by the company.
    The New Forests Company stated that the majority of local residents had no legal right to the land, that they had left peacefully and that the process was the sole responsibility of the Ugandan National Forestry Authority.  It told Oxfam that it had brought jobs and amenities to local communities and that its activities had been approved by the Forestry Stewardship Council and International Finance Corporation.

Useful figures:

  • The global economy, which is expected to triple in size by 2050, will demand ever more scarce natural and agricultural resources
  • Palm oil has become the world’s most consumed edible oil and can be found in up to half of all packaged food and hygiene products. Production is expected to double by 2050, increasing the land area under cultivation worldwide by 24 million hectares – six times the size of the Netherlands
  • In Guatemala, eight per cent of farmers account for 78 per cent of the land in production. Of the smallholders who control the remaining land, just eight per cent are women.

Oxfam’s GROW campaign is calling for global action to fix a broken food system where 925 million people already go hungry every day. This could get worse in the face of dwindling natural resources, like land, the gathering pace of climate change and increasing food price volatility. Find out how we can help prevent this from getting worse at www.oxfam.org/grow

Contact information: 

Tricia O'Rourke, tricia.orourke@oxfaminternational.org, +44 1865 339157 or +44 7876 397915

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          More employers promoting financial wellness among employees   

Surveys show employees' money angst hurts productivity

By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs
June 29, 2017

PhotoAfter several high-profile and well-paid professional athletes retired from their sport in near-bankruptcy, leagues began providing rookies with some financial coaching in addition to athletic coaching.

It's made a difference, as more players now have diversified portfolios to fall back on when their playing days are over.

When you boil it down, it's an example of a financial wellness program -- learning good habits to build wealth and avoiding financial mistakes. These days, businesses are adopting a similar approach, with financial wellness programs becoming a popular employee benefit.

SunTrust has just rolled out a financial wellness program and reports Home Depot, Delta Airlines, Equifax, McKee Foods, Waffle House, Haverty's, and 1-800 Contacts are among the early adopters.

Financial fitness programs

"More than 40% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and 75% report experiencing financial stress," said Bill Rogers, CEO of SunTrust. "Progressive companies can improve overall wellness in America by offering a financial fitness program for their employees."

Participating employees take part in workshops and online sessions to learn how to establish financial goals. The program stresses the importance of having an emergency savings fund and managing spending habits.

SunTrust says a follow-up survey found employees who had a household budget rose from 43% before the start of the program to 87% when it was completed. By the time the program ended, nearly all participants had set up an emergency funds and increased their contributions to retirement savings accounts by 35 percent.

No sales pitches

SunTrust stresses that its program is non-profit and there are no advertisements or sales pitches for financial products anywhere in the curriculum.

"We've had terrific feedback from our associates about this program," said Scott Smith, vice president of Human Resources at Home Depot. "It's a great way for us to put more power behind the great financial benefits we already offer."

You're likely to hear more about these programs in the months ahead, and maybe even have access to one at your place of employment.

PWC's 2017 Employee Financial Wellness Survey found that employees' financial stress takes a toll on company productivity. Nearly a third of employees said they are distracted by personal financial issues while at work. Nearly half admit to spending three hours or more each week dealing with personal finances at work.

What's behind this growing financial stress? Not surprisingly, for many it is student loan debt.

Forty percent of Millennials and 31% of Gen X employees with student loans reported these debts are having a significant impact on their ability to set and meet other financial goals.

Companies interested in adding a financial wellness program can learn more by reading this report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


          Avena Muesli With Oats Beef & Chicken Gravy 12.5kg Vat Free   
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          The Shannon Rose-Food Expeditor - The Shannon Rose - Ramsey, NJ   
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          Simran Sethi on Biodiversity, Food Waste, and Climate Change   
The term biodiversity is something that can feel elusive and intangible. Yet we know that it is one of the most critical issues in food today. Biodiversity loss is often talked about in quantifiable ways, using staggering numbers and percentages to describe the breeds and varieties that are disappearing.
          7 Ways to Brighten Your Horizon Forever   

You're reading 7 Ways to Brighten Your Horizon Forever, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

  1. Read Books that Make you think Outside the Box!

Brighten your horizon by realizing that everyone is your teacher. Gradually, you’ll gravitate to books - reading them will shape and mould your character brick by brick. Over time, they’ll help carve out a masterpiece of an inner canvas, making you consider possibilities you would have never otherwise considered.

One idea has the potential to change your life forever if you act on it.“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Sometimes, the most profound insights you have in your life will come through reading one sentence, one quote, in one book.

  1. Invest BIG in Yourself

Countless people similar to you have made mistakes and often pass on their decades of experience — so that you don’t have to learn things the hard way. Warren Buffett, the world renowned and famous investor, once said “It’s good to learn from your mistakes. But it’s better to learn from other people’s mistakes.”

Whether it’s through an online course, seminar, or a three-day event (related to skills you’re passionate about improving) — you’ll usually come back with an upgraded toolkit. Having the willingness to let go of your ego, by investing in yourself, will cut your learning curve and allow you to get the skills that some people have taken YEARS to learn.

Just because you’ve finished your degree doesn’t mean your life education is over. In fact, it’s always just getting started. Remember: if you don’t invest in yourself, then who will?

  1. Reflect on your Direction Regularly!

You only ever have so much energy to give, and every once in awhile; you need to make a pit stop. That can take the form of a public blog, a written journal, or simply a conversation with a friend to reflect on your year so far.

Reflecting on your journey, is one of the most important things you can do for your direction and self-awareness in the long term. The active recovery will give you the clarity needed to act on hard truths — so that you can make wise improvements in both your personal and professional life.

  1. Save BIG Money Every Month

If you don’t have money under control, you don’t live free. If you don’t save money every month, you’re not preparing for the future. Making a saving plan doesn’t have to be complicated. You just need to calculate how much you automatically spend every month, and then create a comfortable monthly standing order for an amount that you can easily commit to.

Brian Tracy, one of the most prominent self-improvement gurus, in his book, the 21 Secrets of Millionaires, wrote: “if you don’t save money, the seeds of greatness aren’t within you. By saving for the future, you show that you understand that a little money saved each month, will end up going a long way towards your freedom. And freedom is something you value tremendously.

  1. Mostly Eat Healthy Food!

Anyone can eat a couple of fruits and vegetables per day. Anyone can eat one protein-rich meal per day. Anyone can skip the soda and make sure they drink enough water. Eating healthy is not a pursuit of perfection, it’s just about feeding your body more of what it needs, and less of what it doesn’t.

Companies are spending billions of dollars on marketing processed foods so you can’t be too harsh on yourself if you eat unhealthy on occasion. Yes, you’ve probably grown to love cookies, ice cream, and the like — but by feeding your body more nutritious foods most of the time, you’ll disable part of the lure processed foods have over you.

  1. Exercise Regularly!

Exercise isn’t just about improving your physique or your health; it’s about improving your mentality and physiology. Similarly to fine-tuning a car, your body needs the right intervention to operate at its best! You only ever end up getting one body in your lifetime, so you do what you can to take care of it! Whether you go to the gym three times per week, jog once a week, play sports with your friends — you were built to move!

Having an xercisee ritual is a gateway into a higher state of energy and focus. And with that state, you can experience more rewarding days = a more rewarding life.If you’re exercising in some form regularly (even if it’s just taking a long walk), then you’re leveraging all the areas of your life closer to their full potential!

  1. Be Mindful of your Media Consumption!

One of the easiest ways to relax and stimulate yourself after a long day at work is to turn on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or whatever’s trending now. With a flick of your fingers, you can get access to a whole variety of entertainment. The average person in America consumes an average of five hours of Television per day! Zig Ziglar, in his book, How to Stay Motivated, mentions that the average Chairman of a board only consumes four to eight hours of television per week.

Be the chairman of your life — by being mindful of the quality and quantity of information you allow to flow into your consciousness. You decide whether you want to experience the better part of the thrills you seek, through a screen, or your life...

With time and application, these seven different components of your life will start clicking into place, as they continually serve to brighten your horizon!

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          Worldwide Ceramic Membrane - Market by Region, Market Analysis and Forecast To 2021   
 



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          Ottawa jail improvements moving in right direction, officials say   
The Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre now has better nursing care and cleanliness, but still needs to make improvements with poor food and prisoners’ mental health, says an update on changes at the jail. On Friday, the ministry issued the third of three progress reports on what is being done about 42 recommendations from a task force […]
          Big Apple Restaurateur Ravi DeRossi Cuts the Meat From His Menus   

Big Apple Restaurateur Ravi DeRossi Cuts the Meat From His Menus

Ravi DeRossi decides to go all-vegan and earns a Compassionate Business Award.

The post Big Apple Restaurateur Ravi DeRossi Cuts the Meat From His Menus appeared first on PETA.


          Server/Waitstaff - Stamford Estates - Atria Management Canada, ULC - Ontario   
Waiter, waitress, waitstaff, wait staff, server, kitchen help, kitchen, food service, servers, restaurant, hospitality, dining services....
From Atria Management Canada, ULC - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:16:35 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Kitchen Utility Worker - Stamford Estates - Atria Management Canada, ULC - Ontario   
Assist in dining room cleaning, bussing tables, setting tables, and assisting wait staff. Kitchen help, culinary, hotel, hospitality, resort, food service,...
From Atria Management Canada, ULC - Sun, 21 May 2017 08:57:17 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Position Summary - William Beasley Enterprises - Ontario   
Wait staff serve customers by taking orders, serving food and preparing tables. Is to ensure that the guests are made comfortable, greet arriving guests,...
From William Beasley Enterprises - Mon, 22 May 2017 15:31:43 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Food Network interviews ‘Just Say Dough;’ tourists stay cool   
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          Forklift Drivers & Process Workers Required   
NSW-Smithfield, Forklift Operators and Process Workers Required Our client, a leading food and beverage manufacturing company is currently seeking experienced Forklift Operators and Process Workers for their major production site located in Smithfield. This position is based in an extremely fast paced production and distribution centre operating 24/7. Aspects of this role include but is not limited to: Great pay
          Process Workers Wanted - FMCG Industry   
NSW-Moorebank, Process Workers Wanted! - FMCG Industry Are you looking for a long term career within the food manufacturing and distribution industry? Our international client based in Moorebank, who is a leading manufacturer and distributor of well-known bread and bakery products, has expanded its operation and is looking for a number of experienced and driven individuals to join their team on a permanent basis
          Ehe für alle? - Jetzt nicht nur reden und bedauern, sondern auf zum Bundesverfassungsgericht!!!   
Jetzt hört man überall wieder Bedauern.
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          Food Processor - Parkinson   
QLD-Parkinson, Great opportunity to grow with the business. We are seeking food processors. We are looking for experienced and inexperienced applicants. We have roles that we need to fill in the food industry, our clients are seeking the right candidate for this position, we want candidates that are willing to learn new roles and able to take directions well. To be eligible for these roles you MUST : Have common
          Making Things Easy and a New Years Resolution   
This year I will cook more! Said it last year too, but I’ll say it again in hopes that it sticks… Easy dishes with lots of leftovers are best for me, here’s a couple of recipes I attempted at a … Continue reading
          Terra Madre   
I sat sandwiched between two women from Burkina Faso and Kansas City. After 48 hours of planes, trains, and automobiles, I was exhausted to the point where I could barely keep my eyes open. I heard French on my left, … Continue reading
          Thanksgiving: The Armchair Foodie Cooks More Than Ever Before!   
I can’t think of a better mid-term exam for my culinary adventures than Thanksgiving: a day where I am charged with the challenge of creating a whole slew of dishes for 5 people who have high expectations and refined palates! … Continue reading
          Returned from Italy, Needed some comfort food   
A great big blog on my amazing trip to Italy including Slow Food’s Terra Madre, a farm stay, and more is coming soon! In the mean time, when I returned last night I needed some good ole comfort food. I … Continue reading
          A Week of Mistakes and Delicious Biscuits   
I may have to start planning meals – like looking at the week, planning a meal for each night, and then grocery shopping accordingly. Turns out I am really bad at just looking what is in the cabinet and fridge … Continue reading
          An Adventure in Egyptian Food   
All the ingredients needed. Together for the first time. There have not been any posts in a week because all of my attempts to plan meals failed… This meal, which has been “planned” since day one of the blog when … Continue reading
          Welcome to Mississippi, Parents. It’s Southern Food Time.   
My Dad and Jody headed down to visit this evening from St. Louis and “requested” I make them dinner tonight. Alright, I’m up for that challenge. I decided to welcome them with the following menu: Purple Hull Peas with Bacon … Continue reading
          My Favorite Vegetable Makes Her First Appearance: Kale and Potato Soup   
Tonight I had a menu prepared: Lentil Soup with Homemade Naan straight from the kitchen of my sister, Amye. BUT the best laid plans… Turns out naan takes 3 hours to make and while I thought I had purchased some … Continue reading
          Use that Zucchini! Muffins   
  I have this habit of getting overly excited at farmers’ markets and purchasing so much food (sometimes because I have chatted up the farmers for some long at their booth that I feel like I HAVE to purchase something … Continue reading
          For the love of food…   
No longer all talk – I am about to really dedicate myself to lots and lots of cooking, combined with some gardening (that will start Spring 2013 – so stay tuned!) to start practicing what I preach in a whole … Continue reading
           Trump drops plans for order tightening food aid shipping rules -sources    
By Patricia ZengerleWASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration has dropped plans for an executive order that will require all...
           White House drops plans for executive order to tighten food aid shipping rules    
WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration has dropped plans for an executive order that will require all U.S. food aid to be...
          Weather and Food: Cornell Experts Dish Out Tips for July 4th   

          Ask Eartha: Don’t bite off more than you can chew   
Dear Eartha, I have been an avid recycler for many years, but I want to take my efforts to the next level by reducing my food waste, too. Do you have any recommendation on how to do this? – Nikki, Breckenridge Thank you for your […]
          Comment on Cucumber Salsa by Vicky   
Thank you for the Insta story yesterday. It definitely helps to hear the changes explained in greater detail. When you said that you were going to be focusing on food, I didn't initially realize that it meant no more homesteading, chicken, gardens, etc. Now that I know that's the case, it's definitely easier to accept the changes and appreciate what you want this space to become. Thank you for taking the time to respond!
          Comment on FP Escapes: Health In a Hurry with Mikaela Reuben by Kate   
Always happy for tips on staying healthy on the go! so tempting to go the fast food route
          Indian Chickpeas and Mango Lassis   
We spent last weekend at a rental house in the Catskill mountains with some friends from college and a few of their close friends. 10 adults. 8 little boys ages 6 month to 6 years. An endless supply of good food. Late nights and early mornings. Amazing fun. The weather was cold and rainy, but […]
          Irish punters could face big hit in their pockets if UK leaves EU with no exit deal – as we reveal how ...   
Irish punters could face big hit in their pockets if UK leaves EU with no exit deal – as we reveal how ...
Irish punters could face big hit in their pockets if UK leaves EU with no exit deal – as we reveal how hard Brexit could impact each Irish food sector.

          Tractor Operator - HyLife Foods LP - La Broquerie, MB   
Assist in the maintenance and repair of Hyline equipment. This position directly reports to the Manager of Hyline Pumping....
From HyLife Foods LP - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:44:08 GMT - View all La Broquerie, MB jobs
          Morgan Ryder.: Technical operator   
£37000 per annum: Morgan Ryder.: Technical Operator Circa £37,676 3 Shift 8 hoursOur client, an FMCG food manufacturing company is in need of a Technical Operator to join their rapidly expanding site at in Preston. Part of a successful global group, our client is a leader in their market Preston, Lancashire
           Taste preference, food neophobia and nutritional intake in children consuming a cows’ milk exclusion diet: a prospective study    
Maslin, Kate, Grimshaw, K., Oliver, E., Roberts, G., Arshad, Syed Hasan, Dean, Tara, Grundy, Jane, Glasbey, Gillian and Venter, C. (2016) Taste preference, food neophobia and nutritional intake in children consuming a cows’ milk exclusion diet: a prospective study Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 29 (6). pp. 786-796. ISSN 0952-3871
           Dietary variety and food group consumption in children consuming a cows’ milk exclusion diet    
Maslin, Kate, Dean, Tara, Arshad, Syed Hasan and Venter, C. (2016) Dietary variety and food group consumption in children consuming a cows’ milk exclusion diet Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 27. pp. 471-477. ISSN 0905-6157
           The accuracy of dietary recall of infant feeding and food allergen data    
van Zyl, Z., Maslin, Kate, Dean, Tara, Blaauw, R. and Venter, C. (2016) The accuracy of dietary recall of infant feeding and food allergen data Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 29 (6). pp. 777-785. ISSN 0952-3871
           Delivery Hero jumps on debut in boost for tech IPOs    
By Arno SchuetzeFRANKFURT, June 30 (Reuters) - Shares in $5 billion online takeaway food delivery group Delivery Hero rose as much as 9 percent on their...
          Military disrupting life in Deir Abu Mash’al for 2 weeks, since 3 residents killed Border Police officer   

The Palestinian village of Deir Abu Mash'al lies some 25 kilometers northwest of Ramallah. It has a population of about 5,000, many of whom work in Ramallah. About 150 of the residents work in Israel and have to cross the Ni'lin checkpoint on their commute every day. On the evening of Friday, 16 June 2017, three residents of the village carried out an attack near Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem, killing Border Police Officer Hadas Malka, 23, and wounding four other people. The three assailants, Baraa Saleh, 18, ‘Adel ‘Ankush, 18, and Ousama ‘Ata, 19, were shot to death by Israeli security forces over the course of the attack. Ever since then, Israel has been disrupting the lives of all residents of the village, although they were not involved in the attack and have not been accused of any wrongdoing.

Following the attack, Border Police officers and soldiers entered the village and imposed several restrictive measures. On the night of the attack itself, Israeli security forces installed an iron gate at the main entrance to the village and refused to let anyone cross it in either direction, neither on foot nor by car. The military also blocked off the three dirt roads leading to the village with stones and piles of earth. The next day, village residents removed some of the blockage from two roads, enough to enable only a four-wheel drive to get through. This recurred over the following days, with the military blocking the roads and residents removing the obstacles.

Soldiers stand beside the gate installed by the military at the main entrance to the village. Photo by 'Amer 'Aruri, B'Tselem, 19 June '17
Soldiers stand beside the gate installed by the military at the main entrance to the village. Photo by 'Amer 'Aruri, B'Tselem, 19 June '17

On Monday, 19 June 2017, security forces allowed most of the village residents to leave the village on foot via the main entrance, barring men between the ages of 15 and 25. The next day, the forces opened the gate part of the way, allowing cars through but only after lengthy checks, including searches of the cars. The ban on exit by men aged 15 to 25 remained in place.

It wasn’t until the evening of Saturday, 24 June 2017, when the high holiday of ‘Eid al-Fitr began, that security forces made travel by car easier. Nonetheless, the iron gate remains in place and forces are stationed beside it some of the time, performing random checks.

In addition to the restrictions on movement, which have affected the entire population of the village, security forces confiscated some 50 vehicles from residents for ostensibly lacking licenses. In addition, 50 village residents who work in Israel – all from the assailants’ extended families – had their work permits revoked. The permits were revoked when they reached the checkpoint on their way to work, without prior notice and with no opportunity to challenge the decision.

On Sunday, 18 June, soldiers raided five homes in the village, three of them belonging to the families of the assailants. The soldiers informed the parents of the assailants that their houses for the actions of their sons. If this occurs, 15 people, including 5 innocent minors, will be left without a roof over their heads.

In one home, the soldiers damaged property and left a mess behind them. ‘Adel ‘Ankush’s mother, 46, was arrested on 21 June and is still in custody. On 29 June, forces again entered the village, arresting ‘Ancush’s father and searching Ousamah Ata’s home once again.

When the forces first entered the village, violent altercations erupted between them and local residents, during which two young men from the village were hurt. They were taken to hospital in Ramallah in an ambulance that had to use a bypass dirt road. Three days later, on 19 June, security forces returned to the village at 5:00 A.M. and went into a home to carry out arrests. This also resulted in altercations in which two more local residents were hurt. The clashes ended when the forces left the village at around 8:00 A.M.

For almost two weeks now, ever since the attack, the military has been disrupting the lives of all 5,000 or so residents of the village, although they have been accused of no personal wrongdoing. This automatic form of retaliation has become a matter of policy for the military, in a cynical abuse of its power to mistreat civilians. This kind of collective harm is morally and legally indefensible.

One of the dirt roads blocked by the military. Photo by 'Amer 'Aruri, B'Tselem, 19 June '17
One of the dirt roads blocked by the military. Photo by 'Amer 'Aruri, B'Tselem, 19 June '17

On 21 June 2017, B’Tselem field researcher 'Amer 'Aruri spoke with two village residents who feared to disclose their names, and with another who agreed to be identified.

A village resident who preferred to remain anonymous related:

I’m a merchant, and I have a permit to enter Israel. On Saturday I wasn’t able to leave, but on Sunday, 18 June, I had to get to the bank in Ramallah. I have a regular car that can’t drive on the unpaved farm roads, so I borrowed my brother’s four-wheel drive. It took me about half an hour on the farm road just to get to Deir Nidham, and there I took the main road to Ramallah. The trip took almost an hour. Usually, it takes half an hour at most to get to Ramallah.

On Tuesday, 20 June 2017, I heard that the soldiers had opened the gate and lifted the closure. At around eleven o’clock in the morning, I set out in my car towards the main exit. When I got there, I saw that the soldiers were still there. They opened the iron gate part of the way. Cars were going both ways and the soldiers were checking every single car going in or out, as well as the IDs of the passengers. There was a huge traffic jam at the entrance. 

When it was my turn, the soldier went through my car from top to bottom. He even popped the hood and opened the trunk. He checked my ID and asked me sarcastically if I had an M16 . I said no and drove off.

Another resident said:

I am from the ‘Ata family. I work in construction inside Israel. On Sunday, 18 June 2017, at around four o’clock in the morning, I got to Ni’lin checkpoint after going the long way on a farm road to get out of the village. There were five more laborers with me in the car, four of them from our family. At the checkpoint, they only let the laborer who wasn’t from our family through. They turned the rest of us back. I asked the guard why I wasn’t allowed across, and he said our family was “causing trouble”.

I couldn’t do anything that day, so I went back home. Other laborers from the ‘Ata, ‘Ankush and Saleh families told me that the exact same thing happened to them. 

I have five children and no other source of income. The day I went back home, my employer called me and said that if I didn’t come in to work, he’d fire me. I don’t know what I’ll do if they don’t give me my permit back. ‘Eid al-Fitr is coming up and I don’t think I’ll be able to buy the kids clothes, as is the custom on high holidays. I’m worried that if I don’t go back to work, I’ll need the money to put food on the table. 

Muhammad Faiz Muhammad ‘Ata, a married father of five, said in his testimony:

Damaged property and mess left by soldiers in the 'Ata home. Photo courtesy of the family, 21 June '17

I live in the al-Mu’alaka neighborhood in the village, in  a two-story building. The second story is still under construction. We have a livestock pen next to the house. 

Today, 21 June 2017, at six in the morning, I heard loud banging on the door. I opened it and found myself facing soldiers and an officer. The officer ordered me to lie down on the floor, but I refused. One of the soldiers grabbed me and sat me down on the floor. The other soldiers came in and started searching our home. I got up immediately and followed them. I told them my wife and children were asleep, but it was no use.

The soldiers went into the kitchen and threw the dishes on the floor. The sound of the breaking dishes woke my wife and children. When they saw the soldiers in the house, some of them started crying. Several soldiers went into our bedroom and started throwing our clothes on the floor. They also turned over the couches and the tables in the living room. I asked the officer if they had a search warrant. He said: “They kill Jews and want a search warrant”?

This went on for about an hour. They left a terrible mess all over the house. In the kitchen, they broke dishes and spilled rice. They broke a livestock milking pump that we were keeping on the second story. They turned the living room upside down and left clothes all over the floor in our bedroom. I don’t know what they were looking for and why they came into our house. They refused to tell me. 

Photos: Damaged property and mess left by soldiers in the 'Ata home. Photos courtesy of the family, 21 June '17

Damaged property and mess left by soldiers in the 'Ata home. Photo courtesy of the family, 21 June '17


          The best outdoor dining hotspots in the UK   

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          Re: Stumptown Comics Fest   
The comic shouldn't have been drawn "for nerds" or whatever dumb stereotype Stumptowns audience is perceived to be limited to. Considering this show hasn't had as much outward promotion (it seems to me) as in past years this was a prime attempt to get the word out to as many people as possible... preferably a large number of non-comics readers. This does the opposite and its one of the biggest pieces of media that non comics people/ the general portland population is going to see.

There are a LOT of people who work very hard through-out the year to come to this show (and others like) it to help make rent and food money. This isn't just a club meeting or a giant portland comics scene pat on the back... for some this show is a boost to their livelihood. It's their jobs... some spend real money and real time to invest in making the products they sell and in getting to attend. I don't think its out of bounds for many of them to want that to not be perceived as a just a gross joke or reduced to a stereotype in front of the largest potential audience they might have. Self depreciating humor is one thing... this doesn't have that. Its just dumb.
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           U.S. fund managers seek consumer stocks that Amazon can't conquer    
By David RandallNEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's game-changing move to upend the grocery business with a surprise deal to buy Whole Foods...
          IIFPT Recruitment 2017, RA, SRF, Technical, Project Asst   
IIFPT Recruitment 2017:

Post Name 
Number Of Posts
RA
SRF
Technical
 Project Asst
13
Age Limit
Education
35 Years for Men & 40 Years for WomenAny Degree, PG (Relevant Discipline) with NET/ SLET, Ph.D
Selection Process
How to apply?
InterviewVenue:  Indian Institute Of Food Processing Technology, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Pudukkottai Road, Thanjavur – 613005
Starting Date
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30-06-2017
 12-07-2017
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          Food & Beverage Work Experience - West Midland Safari Park - Bewdley   
If you have an interest in serving high quality food products to the public, this placement could be very interesting for you....
From West Midland Safari Park - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 05:42:23 GMT - View all Bewdley jobs
          Ambrosia - Olive Oil   


Creative Agency: Artichoke creative bureau
Creative Director/ Designer: Thomas Kiourtsis
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Ambrosia wines & spirits PTY LTD
Location: Athens, Greece
Packaging Contents: Olive Oil
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Glass, Tin
Printing Process: Screen printing, offset printing

The Brief: Ambrosia is a Sydney based company that imports greek olive oil & quality greek products. We've been asked to create a logotype and the product identity for their EVO & Premium EVO, they wanted to reflect the simplicity of everyday life of the Greek countryside.

The Design: The symbol is based on the myth that "ambrosia" - the food o the gods - was brought to mount Olympus by doves. We designed a dove with simple round forms that carrys a branch of olive tree - connecting the food of the gods with the olive products. The logotype with classic and simple typography, supports the symbol with circular forms and adding a greek identity with the greek letter β (beta) in the place of b. The product identity is based on a simplified illustration of an olive tree branch. Simpler layout, cleaner forms and smaller amount of branches for the Premium EVO and a more common approach for the EVO label is meant to show the difference of two products, in quality and difficulty of production.

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          Spice City - Spice Blends   


Designer: Tushar Diwan
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Aryaa Foods Inc.
Location: Mumbai, India
Packaging Contents: Spice Blends
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Sticker Labels on glass jars
Printing Process: Digital Printing

A project to come up with an identity and a packaging design for this brand of homemade spice blends which are very helpful to people leading a hectic life, on the go and would like to spice up their daily food.

The nomenclature had been fixed and decided upon and provided along with the brief for the project. The constraints include the size and shape of the bottle which were provided before initiation of the project.

The concept of using a map kind of an outline with overlapping areas to give the feel of a geographic location. This is further followed on later in designing each of the individual labels for the brand,by selecting very specific graphics and details of the sub brands as per the nation they are associated with.

The design language used also makes it easy and viable to add more and more flavours to the range of spices by following the same guidelines and simply changing the colours and cultural graphics according to the flavour.

There are more images of the bottles other than the ones submitted which are present in the online project and can be provided if required.

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           TASTE OF THE TOUR: Noodles and 'Old Beer' in Duesseldorf    
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) - Thought food in Germany was all meat, sausage and potatoes? Think again. The start point of the Tour de France, Duesseldorf, has...
          Is THIS trendy food causing British men to have LESS testosterone than their grandfathers?   


IS SOY bad for you? It could be for men, according to scientists. Soy products, such as soy milk, is causing low testosterone levels in British males, according to some studies. With testosterone boosters on the rise, could ditching soy really be the answer?
          TEMP Seasonal Production (PT) - Cargill - Madison, MN   
Ability to work outside in all types of weather, climb ladders, and work from heights. Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural,...
From Cargill - Wed, 03 May 2017 22:09:20 GMT - View all Madison, MN jobs
          4 Offers: Fat Burning Kitchen, 101 Anti-aging Foods, Truthaboutabs Etc   
mikegeary14 Offers: Fat Burning Kitchen, 101 Anti-aging Foods, Truthaboutabs Etc
Dont Be Fooled By Low Payout Listing. We Have Insane Conversions And Higher Priced Upsells. 90% Comms Avail! Only 1.8% Refund Rate. For High Converting Landing Pages + Secrets To Do 500+ Sales/day Go To Http://truthaboutabs.com/affiliate-info.html

Popularity: 2, Gravity: 148.03, Percent Per Sale: 100, Earned Per Sale: 11.4599, Commission: 75, Referred: 92

          How To Make Bone Broth 101   
craigfearHow To Make Bone Broth 101
Broths Are A Staple Traditional Food And A Key Part Of The Paleo Diet And Other Healing Diets. People Want To Learn To Make Them Like Their Grandmothers But Are Overwhelmed By It. I Show em How! Video Demos Include Chicken, Beef, Fish And Pork Broth.

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          The Mediterranean Chef - Merriam And Monas Lebanese Table   
medchefThe Mediterranean Chef - Merriam And Monas Lebanese Table
The Mediterranean Chef Is A Complete Cookbook Created By Merriam And Mona With Over 20 Years Of Cooking Authentic Mediterranean Food. Cooking Mediterranean Food Is A Passion For These Authors And Their Dedication Shows In This 84 Page Complete Ebook!

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          Complete Done-for-you 30 Day Meal Plan   
stonehold2Complete Done-for-you 30 Day Meal Plan
Ideal For The Mom, Dad, Or Busy Professional Who Doesnt Have Time To Plan Out Each Meal For The Day. 1 Month Of Easy Step-by-step Recipes That Are Whole Foods And Healthy, Yet Tasty. The Plan Makes It Easy With A Complete Grocery List Included.

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          Austin Aries, WWE’s Healthiest Wrestler   
Austin Aries WWE Healthy EatingAustin Aries, WWE star of the cruiserweight division, champions healthy eating in his book 'Food Fight' and around the pro wrestling world.
           Putin signs decree to extend ban on Western food imports    
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to extend a ban on Western food imports for another 18 months after the European Union...
          3D Industrial - Architectural Virtual Food Processing Factory Animation video Tour (New York) - $0.00   
[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXiZNU-Azss[/URL] YantramStudio delivers highly realistic 3D Industrial - Architectural walk through and cut-shot animation for Industrial Food process project in UAE Yantram Architectural Design Studio require in...
          The best gardening apps for the green-fingered   

It takes work to cultivate a beautiful garden and grow your own food, so you need all the help you can get. Thankfully, the best gardening apps will allow you to identify pests, schedule plantings, and more.

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          Cooking Made Simple To Suit Your Busy Life   
It can be boring to cook every day. Give your food new flavor by using new spices, roasting vegetables you've never cooked and new ways for preparing your favorite cut of meat. Cooking is not only the way to get your nourishment; it can also be a fun experience that shows you som …
          Food Truck - Dodge Delivery 1938   
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          Assistant Food & Beverage Manager - Sawmill Creek Golf Resort and Spa - Sarnia, ON   
Opening &amp; closing the restaurant. Assist the Food &amp; Beverage Manager in the following duties.... $15 an hour
From Indeed - Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:14:12 GMT - View all Sarnia, ON jobs
          Cheeseburger Salad   

Can we discuss misperceptions for a minute? I wander along like I’ve got it all together and then BAM! A little thing that I took for granted pops up and shows me just how foolish I actually am. For instance, the lyrics to “Don’t Bring me Down” by E.L.O. I spent 40-something years thinking theyView Post

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          Gildan Releases Its 2016 CSR Report    

(Marketwire) Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL; TSX and NYSE) has released its 2016 corporate, social and environmental responsibility (CSR) report on the Company’s dedicated CSR website genuinegildan.com. The report is aligned with the new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, offering a comprehensive online review on the progress of Gildan’s commitments to its people, communities, the environment and products. 

“As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of apparel and socks, we understand that operating responsibly and integrating sustainable solutions drives our success and enables our future growth,” said Glenn Chamandy, President and CEO, Gildan. “Providing good working conditions for our employees, improving the communities where we operate and pursuing continuous improvements to reduce our impacts on future generations is at the foundation of our commitment.”

Making Apparel Better™

As a large scale vertically-integrated manufacturer, Gildan is able to maintain strict control over the conditions under which its products are manufactured. Close to 90% of Gildan’s revenues are derived from products that are manufactured in Company-owned and operated facilities. “Gildan was founded on the vision that owning its factories, investing in technology and pursuing continuous improvements was the best way to operate and to make better products,” said Glenn Chamandy. “Our continued investments in our vertical integration are at the foundation of our business strategy and the key to our ability to positively influence every part of the overall production process including all activities across our four CSR pillars: People, Environment, Community and Product,” he added.

Navigating the road towards Gildan’s 2020 environmental goals

In 2016, Gildan demonstrated good progress towards its 2020 environmental goals which call for a 10% reduction in energy, water, GHG emissions and landfill waste intensity, per kg of product, from owned operations, when compared to the 2015 baseline year.

In 2016, Gildan’s efficiency initiatives resulted in a reduction of its energy intensity by 10% and water intensity by 5%. The Company increased its industrial and domestic recycling programs globally to now recycle or repurpose 86% of total waste. Additionally, the Company powered 32% of its energy needs by renewable resources.

The Company is continuing to integrate manufacturing capacity from recent acquisitions and is firmly committed to meeting its 2020 GHG goal, by pursuing various initiatives including increasing its use of renewable resources such as biomass. The Company has a number of projects in research and development that hold promise to help meet its 2020 goals, and propel it along the next phase of its environmental journey.

Investments in Local Communities

As part of its commitment to Making Apparel BetterTM, Gildan has contributed close to $2 million towards projects in local communities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America in 2016. Some of these projects include:

  • The construction of a new infant ward for the Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital in Honduras which provides care and services to more than 3,000 infants annually. The newly expanded ward will not only reduce overcrowding at the hospital, but also help to lower mortality rates.

  • A partnership with World Vision Honduras for the “Building Safe and Healthy Environments for Children” program. In addition, Gildan made a commitment with the Ministry of Education to fully sponsor renovation projects for 10 schools in the Sula Valley, improving the school conditions for approximately 4,000 children.

  • Over 450 scholarships awarded to Gildan employees and community members to attend professional and vocational schools in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America.

  • Relief to communities in need due to several weather-related disasters that created difficult situations for residents:

    • Gildan donated to UNICEF and Americares for the relief efforts in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew, as well as provided food and water kits to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
    • During the Fort McMurray, Alberta wildfires, the Company donated clothing items, including sweatshirts, t-shirts, underwear and socks to the over 88,000 evacuees. 
    • Gildan responded to the call for basic necessities for the families displaced by the Louisiana, USA floods, with the distribution of products including t-shirts, socks and underwear though the St. Vincent of Paul Society.

Recognition and Awards

In recognition of Gildan’s efforts to distinguish itself in the apparel industry through its CSR efforts, Gildan was again included on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World Index) for the fourth consecutive year.  The Company remains the only North American company in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods industry group listed in the DJSI World Index. 

In Latin America, Gildan was recognized with a Distintivo ESR 2016 award for the first time, presented by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi) and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility (Aliarse).  This award is presented to companies that are considered leaders in their corporate social responsibility efforts.   

Contacts:
Investor inquiries:
Sophie Argiriou
Vice President, Investor Communications
(514) 343-8815
sargiriou@gildan.com

Media inquiries:
Garry Bell
Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications
(514) 744-8600
gbell@gildan.com
www.gildancorp.com


          Hain Celestial Acquires Better Bean Company   
The food conglomerate bets on beans, as plant-based protein continues to boom.
          Food and Beverage Manager (Event Management) - PDW - Vancouver, BC   
We are seeking our next Food & Beverage Manager (Event / Catering Management) to lead out F&B team in the production of our world class events and conferences
From PDW - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:13:55 GMT - View all Vancouver, BC jobs
          Photo of the Day, New HD Tornado Video   
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Taken just west the Iams pet food plant (which was partially hit by the tornado) just west of Aurora, Nebraska on June 17th. The tornado slowly wraps in rain as it ropes out in front of us, and is shot at 10 mm. It still is mind-blowing of all of the chasers on this tornado on Spotter Network alone, yet only Jeff Snyder and ourselves reported it via it (we reported it twice). Makes you wonder why anyone uses this program other than, "Look at me guys, I'm on Spotter Network!"

Then April 26th, Roll/Crawford, Oklahoma tornadoes in HD is below (click on the HD button). I've been slowly working on a DVD that should be available sometime by the first of October of this year's chases, plus Greensburg tornado in 2007, Quinter, Manhattan tornadoes in 2008 and other dates that aren't coming to mind at the moment.


          Night Hygiene Operative – Permanent Only - Kanes Foods - Evesham WR11   
The Hygiene teams ensure that areas are ready for production to start each morning. Working within the Hygiene team you will be involved in the cleaning and...
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          Food Production Operative – Permanent Only - Kanes Foods - Evesham WR11   
Cleaning production areas. Working directly on a production line or within a production area, you will be involved in the preparation, processing, packing or...
From Kanes Foods - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:21:34 GMT - View all Evesham WR11 jobs
          6/30/2017: BUSINESS: Cute, fragrant food nook blossoms in the Beaches   

It smells heavenly at the Simple Craft Company on Main St. near Gerrard Ave. “I just made oatcakes,” owner Fiona Bramzell says. She’s not a huge fan but her customers, many of whom are from the U.K., crave this Old World treat, which you use almost...
          6/30/2017: PUZZLES: WORD SLEUTH   

ROOT VEGETABLES Today’s unlisted clue: BUGS BUNNY’S FAVORITE FOOD
          McDonalds shuts 43 out of 55 outlets in Delhi over ownership battle & hygiene – ABP LIVE   
ABP LIVE McDonalds shuts 43 out of 55 outlets in Delhi over ownership battle & hygieneABP LIVENew Delhi: The famous US-based food joint Mc Donalds is set to face a huge blow in the national capital as out of 55 … Continue reading
          6/30/2017: GREATER TORONTO: Pub patrons warned of Hepatitis A   
Toronto Public Health is offering free vaccinations for patrons of a Church St. pub after an employee tested positive for Hepatitis A. The health agency is not sure how many customers may have been exposed. Anyone who had food or drinks at O’Grady’s...
          Wild Hearts Wedding Fair   

Wild Hearts is an experience like no other. A glorious day filled to the brim with inspiration, styling, runway shows, shopping, live music, and food. Our Destination Wedding Fairs bring you the most on trend, high ...

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           Jefaira North Coast Finished Condo Chalet Sale by Installment    
Real Estate Egypt, North Coast , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : [tag]Chalet for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Surface Area 135 SQM Terrace Area 46 SQM , 1st Floor , include : Master Bathroom with private bathroom , Bedroom, Reception, Nanny Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Guest toilet Payment Terms: Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
           Sale Chalet plus Garden North Coast Jefaira plus installment    
Real Estate Egypt, [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Al-Alamein[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : [tag]Chalet for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Surface Area 172 SQM Garden Area 293 SQ.m , Ground Floor , include : Master Room & private bathroom , 2 Bedrooms, Reception, Maid Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Guest toilet Payment Terms: Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
           Greek Design Twin House Villa Sahel Jefaira Sale Installment    
Real Estate Egypt, [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : Villa [tag]Twin House for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Installment Over 7 Years with Plot Area 340 M Total Area 250 SQM Terrace Area 33 M , Ground Floor Consists of : Maid's Room plus Private Bathroom, Driver's Room + Bathroom, Reception, Dining, Kitchen, Guest Room plus Bathroom , Guest toilet First Floor Consists of : Master Bedroom with Dressing Room plus Bathroom, 2 Bedrooms, Dressing, 2 Bathrooms, Living , Storage Payment Methods : Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
           Chalet plus Garden North Coast Jefaira sale plus installment    
Real Estate Egypt, [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Al-Alamein[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : [tag]Chalet for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Surface Area 172 SQM Garden Area 293 SQ.m , Ground Floor , include : Master Room & private bathroom , 2 Bedrooms, Reception, Maid Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Guest toilet Payment Terms : Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
          Swedish recipe: How to make warm goats' cheese salad with cranberries    
Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe for a Swedish sweet and cheesy salad, perfect for the summertime.
          ANIMAL WELFARE MANAGER - Remote Office - JBS USA Food Company - Iowa   
Position Title: Animal Welfare Manager Department: Live Pork Location: Remote Office - Midwest Salary Class: Salary Title of Supervisor: Director of Animal
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          Tensun Instant Read Food Cooking Thermometer $9.99   
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          Fourth Of July Recipes: Set And Forget Hors d’oeuvres   
Get ready to wow the crowd this Fourth of July with these simple make ahead hors d'oeuvre. These wallet-friendly recipes are a great way to feed a big crowd with minimal effort. Chips and dip just took on a whole new meaning with our compilation of bold flavors and fresh ingredients.
          Former StarKist Tuna Exec Pleads Guilty To Price Fixing   
The U.S. government began investigating price fixing of canned tuna between StarKist, Bumble Bee Foods and Chicken of the Sea more than two years ago.
          National Picnic Week with Fruit Shoot   
We have had such wonderful weather here in the UK over the past couple of days that it would've been a real shame not to have gone outside at some point, between work and school, to enjoy it as a family. There was also no better time than National Picnic Week for the sun to make an appearance so we packed up a little wicker basket one evening with some tasty nibbles and drinks then headed out to the beautiful fields nearby. Somewhere we often go over the summer with the poochie.








It wasn't long until the lovely heat got the better of us so we sat down amongst the grass for a food and drink stop. The views are very beautiful in this area, we are incredibly lucky that it's on our doorstep, and it's always very peaceful with only the sounds of wildlife nearby. 

The Mini Mes were soon tucking into some cookies, crisp juicy apples and pork pie whereas I stuck to salad and chilled water as I'm on a never-ending  mission to shift a few pounds ready for my vacation to Mauritus! What we love about the Fruit Shoot Hydro range, which is sugar free still spring waster, is that they are naturally flavoured and really encourage the Mini Mes and I to drink more throughout the day. None of us are particularly keen on water straight from the tap and as they aren't allowed squash or fizzy drinks at school these are a great alternative to keep us all refreshed and hydrated - especially with the recent sunshine and a need to consume more.




After finishing off our picnic and packing away we decided to try a few crafts and play some ball games as we watched the sun begin to fade over the hills. Fruit Shoot are currently encouraging children to do whatever they enjoy and makes them happy with their 'It's My Thing' campaign and as Jambo loves sports and Minxy loves to be creative this was the perfect opportunity to do both.

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Both children love to be active
Minxy made her Fruit Shoot bottle into a little vase


Have you been enjoying the sunshine too?

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          Summer Snack Ideas for Kids   

With summer on the horizon we will soon see the return of regular dining al fresco, BBQs and picnics at the park but deciding what is best for little ones to eat can be tricky at times. 


Getting the balance right between healthy snacking when the kids may be fussy to feed can be difficult but hopefully these suggestions will help...




Get Creative

Letting the kids join in when it's time to prepare and cook meals can often encourage them to try new foods. Pizza is a great way to be creative in the kitchen and if you let them help make the dough and add the toppings they may select some vegetables without persuasion as the bright colours can be so appealing. Pizza is delicious served hot or cold, it's very versatile, so you can eat it immediately or pop it into your wicker baskets to take out with you on your travels. If you're in a hurry you can save time by using muffins, baguettes or tortillas as bases and if you want to sneak some extra goodness in make your own tomato sauce.


Dunkin’ Fun

Finger foods are always a favourite as they are fun to devour. Fill some mini plastic tubs with carrot, celery, bread and cucumber sticks along with strips of different coloured pepper then whisk up a few dips like ranch, hummus and yogurt - Pinterest is great for inspiration! This is a great idea for those travelling as a family this summer as it’s relatively mess free but if you need some additional ideas carhireexcess.insure created this blog post on car snacks for kids which is certainly worth a read!



Pick Your Own

If you're planning on heading to the local fields to pick some fresh fruits this season make sure you save some for skewers - these are a much healthier alternative to ice cream yet the kids will really enjoy eating them from sticks. You can cut the slices into different shapes, add in some cheese or marshmallows to vary the flavours and even melt a little dark chocolate for dipping if you wish.




Drink Up

Another great way to get the kids consuming their five a day, or more, is in the form of a smoothie. The pretty colours and thick consistency can often be a distraction to the super healthy content and with a funky straw, cute umbrella or character cup to drink out of they will be keen to give them a go. On really hot days you can also freeze them to form lollies which will allow them to cool down without any nasties.


Make Your Own

Crisps are often filled with salt so you can create your own by slicing sweet potatoes thinly and baking them to make homemade chips - then add a seasoning of your choice. You can do the same with apple, beetroot or root vegetables, whichever you have available.


Do you have any suggestions to add to the list?


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          Flying To Warmer Shores With Family - 3 Top Tips   
In the world we live in, taking time for a family getaway is not always easy. This is why some parents opt for theme parks as destinations. There are great things to be said about that type of trip, but going somewhere you have never been or going somewhere that has something for everyone, (adults and children) is often more fun and the memories created are treasured for life.

Here are 3 top tips for taking the family getaway vacation of your dreams.


Top tips for flying to warmer shores with family



Step out of tradition

Maybe your child is having a birthday, or maybe you want to celebrate an anniversary, graduation, or wedding. While a cake and gifts are traditional, there is a better way. Plan a bon voyage party before leaving on a celebration trip. Instead of traditional cake and gifts, set up a colorful and delicious candy buffet. The decorations are easy to gather and you can order candy from online suppliers like Sweet Services and have it delivered to your door. 
The candy is easily taken in goodie bags, and there is virtually no cleanup. Not only will your guests enjoy the treats, but you will have fantastic sweets to munch on as you fly away. Your guests can avoid the gifts and contribute to your vacation fund. Cash gifts for these types of parties are completely acceptable. 



Carnival rides, ocean fun, and great food

You do not have to go around the world to have a family fun trip. Book your family into a hotel in Ocean City Maryland. This city has something that every member of the family will love. There is the world famous boardwalk, complete with carnival rides. There are fantastic places to eat, whether you want a lunch to enjoy while strolling on the beach or a sit-down meal with a view of the ocean. Ocean City has every water sport you can imagine or you can rent bicycles and have an outing. 

The hotels have a beautiful ocean view, pools, clubhouses, spas, hot tubs and all the amenities you desire. There are two and three bedroom condos available for the larger families and they come with a complete kitchen. 

Whether you want to take the kids to enjoy Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, or the adults want a night at the casino. You can do it all in this great destination. 



Dream trips

This may be a really important vacation for you. Perhaps you want one last family vacation before your child heads off to college, or maybe it is a honeymoon or anniversary trip. You cannot go wrong with an all-inclusive Hawaii Vacation Package.

Enjoy historical tours, including Pearl Harbor. Visit the unique, black sand beaches. Take a trip to the mouth of a volcano or enjoy a sunset luau. Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places the world has to offer. Tour the islands and swim in crystal blue waters. Experience the Hawaiian culture first-hand. 

Many people do not even consider Hawaii because they think they cannot afford it. But, with an all-inclusive package, you can afford it and you can afford to take the family with you. This is a dream package that you will never forget.

Don’t spend your life staying close to home because you think it is too expensive to step out. There are great deals to be found and many things to see. This is not beyond your reach. Get creative and have your celebrations your way. 






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          A Wonderful Weekend in Wymondham - Pillar Box House   
Curling up with a book next to an open fire after an evening watching the stars from the hot tub is a wonderful way to spend a winters evening. We travelled to Wymondham towards the end of last year for a family break and it was one of the most relaxing getaways I've experienced. To the extent that I've already been looking to book a return trip with Cottages.com for the Easter break.




The rural location was perfect for us as we could enjoy the wildlife and peaceful walks with Spartan each day, pets are welcome to stay at Pillar Box House for no additional fee, yet it was also reasonably close to the beach and attractions there.

The property itself is detached and was like a home from home with all of the essential tools and equipment required, including an incredible stove, for cooking a family feast. There was also a washing machine in case you fancy sorting your laundry before travelling home and if you do wish to share a photo or two online with loved ones (who doesn't like to brag that they are having a wonderful time?) there is wifi available.




Upon pulling up in the driveway and entering the pastel pink building into the reception hall, we were rather shocked by the size of it. At first glance outside it doesn't appear huge but looks are certainly deceiving as there are 4 large bedrooms spread across the first and second floor, a good sized bathroom, plenty of storage space, plus an additional en-suite, shower room and dressing area.

On the ground floor there is a large kitchen diner which opens out onto a pretty patio and garden with furniture and a luxurious lounge area where we spent a lot of time relaxing. It would be ideal for several couples to enjoy together or even a very large family/two families to share - there really is just so much room to explore and it sleeps 8 without getting under anyone's feet.





The Mini Mes shared the twin bedroom which had a beautiful beamed ceiling, like much of the rest of the property, whereas I slept in a cosy double room at the top of the stairs. Being an old building the floors are a little uneven and creaky at times but this added to the feel of Pillar Box House along with the pretty antiques, artwork and traditional decor throughout.

We all felt very relaxed and almost in a world of our own as it was so peaceful.







On the first evening we arrived quite late, coming straight from the school run on a Friday afternoon, so once the fire was lit I began dinner with the groceries we took with us (saucy mascarpone and bacon gnocchi). It was lovely having everything to hand and we also loved the unexpected welcome pack consisting of quality food and drink to devour. Thumbs up for the wine - it's the little touches like this that make such a difference to a holiday. 

We all sat around the beautiful table for a chat before loading the dishwasher, putting our swimwear on and heading outside to the private hot tub. This is one of the main reasons I selected this particular accommodation and it didn't fail to please! It's not overlooked at all and it was easy to control the bubbles and temperature. It was also useful having plastic cups in the kitchen as it meant I didn't have to worry about balancing any glasses outside in the dark.




 There are original features in place, like the narrow staircases, which add so much character to the building. Logs are included to burn in the fire and you can pick up extras at the supermarket just a few minutes away if necessary, although we didn't need to. 

There is a magical reading area in the reception area which reminded me of the library in Beauty and the Beast on a slightly smaller scale, my favourite Disney movie, and also a collection of DVDs, CDs and games in the antique dresser in the lounge which are ideal for rainy days. 

There really is everything you could possibly need available for you.




 We spent the majority of our time at Pillar Box House simply unwinding and escaping the hustle and bustle of work which was wonderful for us. I can't remember the last time when I've really stepped away from the laptop and put my feet up and this was the perfect opportunity to do just that. We did of course explore a little but with such a cosy base to return to we didn't venture that far, just to Great Yarmouth for a couple of hours and around the local fields with the dog.




Prices start from around £500 for 7 nights although you can book 3 nights for a long weekend or a midweek break if you prefer. I would highly recommend a stay here whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or to enjoy the nearby golf and fishing facilities - I would most definitely return for a second stay.


Have you had a break with Cottages.com yet?

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          Egg Curry - A Winter Warmer   
With plenty of rain and snow expected over the upcoming weeks, you may be seeking some comforting family meal suggestions and this curry is ideal. Similarly to my other Eggcentric recipes it is quick and easy to make, it can be prepared and cooked in less than 30 minutes, and it's a great source of protein provided by the British Lion eggs. It is incredibly aromatic and has a mild heat to it which is wonderful to enjoy on colder days in particular - like the weather we are expecting.

Pop it on your meal planner for next week and see what your little ones think.




Ingredients


6 eggs
Olive oil
3 cardamom pods
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp garlic puree (you can use cloves as an alternative)
600g chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp of Garam Masaala
2 green chillies


Method
  • Hard boil your eggs and set to one side to cool. Remove the shell and fork them a few times. This will help the flavours to soak into the egg later on.
  • Warm a pan over a medium heat and add a splash of oil. Crush the cardamon and add them to the pan along with the cumin seeds. Stir for a few seconds and then add the tomatoes, garlic, turmeric, chilli powder and chillies (chopped).
  • Reduce the temperature and let the ingredients simmer for around 15 minutes on a low heat.
  • Add the Garam Masaala and the eggs and stir through gently. Cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Season and serve with boiled rice and a garnish of coriander.
  • Scoff!






We have been EggCentric ambassadors for British Lion Eggs over the past few months and we have shared several egg based recipes on the blog, over on the Egg Recipes website and also on their Instagram page. You can see my Spicy Egg One Pot just here or take a peek at my Eggs with Chorizo and Asparagus recipe here.

Eggs are a great source of protein and vitamins as well as being a tasty alternative to the usual chicken or beef you may use in your cooking. Generally I make quite creamy and mild currys with a coconut base so this rich tomato version made a nice change. The Mini Mes certainly enjoyed it.


 Make this recipe:




What food do you enjoy when the weather is cold?

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          Food wars! : shokugeki no soma. 08, Put your heart into it by Tsukuda, Yuto, 1989- author.   
"The battle of the Fall Classic preliminaries comes to a thundering close! Can Soma conjure up a curry masterpiece brilliant enough to surpass a dish from the master of fragrance, Akira Hayama? This volume also includes a bonus story about the adventures of a certain someone during her lazy summer vacation!"--
          Food wars! : shokugeki no soma. 09, Diamond generation by Tsukuda, Yuto, 1989- author.   
"The Fall Classic finals have begun, with the theme of the first round being bento boxes. It's a battle of the egos as Soma clashes with Alice Nakiri. Her bento gets rave reviews from the strict judges, but Soma invents a boxed lunch unlike one anyone's ever seen! Then, no sooner does the first round end than the second begins!"--Back cover.
          Food wars! : Shokugeki no soma. 10, Conditions for battle by Tsukuda, Yuto, 1989- author.   
Soma has gotten into the quarterfinals but must face off against Subaru Mimasaka. The stakes are high as both chefs go all out, but Mimasaka has a secret up his sleeve.
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Mimasaka copies his opponents' dishes perfectly, while Soma bets his all as a chef.
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"Soma Yukihira's old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father's culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school! Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?! The Fall Classic semifinals concl
          Food wars! : shokugeki no soma. 03, The perfect recette by Tsukuda, Yuto, 1989- author.   
"The "friendship and team-building" camp from hell begins! While most students are already petrified by the threat of instant expulsion for low marks, the unveiling of the teachers responsible for judging their dishes ratchets their fear to a whole new level! Just which anxiety-inducing teachers hold the culinary futures of Soma and the rest of the Polaris crew in their hands this time? Includes the one-shot "Your and My Romance Counseling"!"--
          National Pudding Day - Gluten Free Goodies   
18th November is National Pudding Day and what better way to celebrate than indulging with a few treats! Those with a gluten intolerance can also satisfy their sweet tooth today with the recently launched Matthew Walker sponge puddings - there are Syrup, Chocolate and Christmas varieties available to try. 




As busy parents we don't always have the time, or the energy, to create something from scratch so buying good quality ready made products from time to time is a great alternative. We all know what it's like to dash about for work and play taxi for the kids so it's nice to get home and put your feet up and let dinner, and dessert, pretty much sort themselves.


I was more than happy to take a delivery containing a mixture of puddings, along with some delicious toppings, to put to the test. There is something about this time of year that makes me long for comforting foods so this was perfect timing to indulge.




What I particularly like about the Matthew Walker puddings is that they come in individual portions, which are not only quick and easy to prepare by microwave or steam but they reduce the chance of waste considerably. Although waste is unlikely as they are very tasty indeed! It also saves you time and money as you can select the quantity you require rather than having to buy a large pud for a small number of people to share. If you fancy something sweet in the evening they are perfect.

Firstly we put the Syrup sponge to the test which contained actual Golden Syrup - it really is unbeatable. When cooked and turned out onto a bowl the syrup puddles around it beautifully and the sponge itself is quite light, not heavy or stodgy at all. Compared to similar products on the market which are not GF this is equally, if not better than, many. I was pleasantly surprised.

A family favourote for definite and one that I would certainly pop into my basket on another occasion. 




Chocolate is my favourite type of pudding so I had high expectations for this little one. Once cooked the thick sauce sits quite nicely on top of the sponge with just a drop spooling over the edges. My spoon glided through with ease and the texture was thick yet bouncy. It was very moreish. 

The Christmas pudding contained lots of fruit and was nice and moist, almost sticky. The spicing was spot on and the traditional scent hit my nose as soon as the foil lid was removed to consume. It's great to know that if we have GF friends over during the festive period everyone can be included when it comes to dining. 

Each pudding retails at around £1.50 which is very affordable. I wouldn't have even known that they were gluten free if presented with one.


Tweet along with the #PuddingLove hashtag today over on Twitter. 


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          Food wars! : shokugeki no soma. 04, Resemblances by Tsukuda, Yuto, 1989- author.   
"Let the shokugeki begin! Soma has challenged Totsuki graduate Chef Shinomiya in order to prevent Megumi's pending expulsion. However, thanks to a condition levied by Gin Dojima, the match turns in an unexpected direction! With such a foolhardy challenge, can Soma and Megumi win to survive another day?"--
          Sales Advisor - Giant, W Trenton Ave, Morrisville, PA - Daymon Interactions - Morrisville, PA   
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          Food wars! : shokugeki no soma. 05, The dancing chef by Tsukuda, Yuto, 1989- author.   
"The assignment is to invent a new dish worthy of appearing on the high-class Totsuki Resort's breakfast menu. To create their dishes, Soma and his friends use the combined knowledge and confidence they've gained while at the cooking camp to individually pass the challenge--everyone, that is, except for Soma! Having made a critical error, he finds himself behind with little time left. What can he do to overcome his biggest hurdle yet?!"--
          Food wars! : shokugeki no soma. 06, Memories of battle by Tsukuda, Yuto, 1989- author.   
The chosen participants of the Totsuki Institute's annual Fall Classic begin their training, but as they do, someone special visits Polaris Dorm.
          Food wars! : shokugeki no soma. 07, Wolf pack by Tsukuda, Yuto, 1989- author.   
"The preliminary round of the Fall Classic begins! All of the contestants do their utmost to showcase their skills to the acclaimed judges, with the favored students presenting the most exquisite of curry dishes! Only the top eight finalists will qualify to enter the main event. Who will make the cut?"--Back cover.
          One Network Successfully Implements Demand-Driven Inventory Planning at Del Monte Foods   

One Network Enterprises (ONE), home of the Real Time Value Network™ (RTVN™) and provider of demand-driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced today that leading CPG company Del Monte Foods has successfully implemented ONE’s demand-driven Inventory Planning service, further enhancing a lean and responsive supply chain that significantly outperforms industry averages.

(PRWeb August 29, 2012)

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          Food Distribution Assistant   
NSW-North Sydney, The Mater Hospital is a leading private hospital, and an icon of the North Shore. Renowned for our quality in care and compassion, we take a holistic approach to healthcare and acknowledge the uniqueness of every patient to create a healing environment that is second to none. We are part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, the nation’s largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider an
          Restaurant Supervisor   
VIC-Collingwood, Smith Street Alimentari is searching for a Restaurant Supervisor for our Eatery Established in 1998 Alimentari is a Fitzroy institution. Our Smith Street Collingwood store is a larger establishment with an expansive food store. We require an enthusiastic applicant whose priorities are providing humble and professional service and someone who enjoys interacting with the public and staff in a busy,
          Floor Staff   
VIC-Collingwood, Smith Street Alimentari is looking for out going floor staff who pride themselves on friendly and humble service, punctuality and hard work. Established in 1998 Alimentari is a Fitzroy institution. Our Smith Street Collingwood store is a larger establishment with an expansive food store. We require an enthusiastic applicant who is genuinely interested in all things food and who enjoys interacting
          NIght Shift cleaner in food warehouse - Conover Building Maintence - North Brunswick, NJ   
Looking for a night shift cleaner hours are from 10:30pm- 7am Sunday - Thursday must be able to mopp, sweep, clean, dust, go in freezer. Must be able to $10.50 an hour
From Indeed - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:05:37 GMT - View all North Brunswick, NJ jobs
          July 2017 Love With Food Spoilers + Coupon   
July 2017 Love With Food Spoiler - Nothing But Fruit Concord Grape and Raspberry Chia

We have July Love With Food box spoilers! Love With Food is giving us a sneak peek at some of the delicious snacks in the July 2017 Love With Food snack box! Every month, Love With Food delivers snack subscription boxes filled with healthy, all-natural or organic, or gluten-free snacks right to your doorstep. The Love With Food July 2017 snack box theme is Explore. Dream. Discover and features snacks to inspire you to get out and explore, dream and discover this Summer. July 2017 Love With Food Spoilers Here’s a sneak peek at the healthy snacks in the July 2017 Love With Food gluten-free, tasting... Read More →

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          Re: Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres   
Seems like a natural fit for upper King, say around the Morrison drive junction. Plenty of food places but only live music venue in that area is Home Team.
Posted by Foghorn Leghorn
          Kraft Heinz partners with upstate NY cooperative on plant facility, maintains 125 jobs   

Kraft Heinz Co. said Friday that it will sell its cheese plant in Campbell, NY to the Upstate Niagara Cooperative, but will invest in improvements and maintain 125 jobs at the facility. The food company has entered into a co-packing agreement with the cooperative. The deal is expected to close in the next 30 to 60 days. Kraft Heinz will invest $3 million to $5 million for upgrades to the plant and Kraft Heinz says the staff roster could grow to 150. Kraft Heinz shares are up 0.2% in premarket trading, but are down 3.1% for the past year. The S&P 500 index is up 15.3% for the last 12 months.

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          Full Time Dishwasher - Whole Foods Market - Victoria, BC   
Operate and sanitize all equipment in a safe and proper manner. Maintain cleanliness of floors, mats, drains, walls, and shelves in the kitchen areas....
From Whole Foods Market - Wed, 10 May 2017 20:59:31 GMT - View all Victoria, BC jobs
          Dietary Aide - Part Time   
HCA - Las Vegas, NV - Hospital’s advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience. DIET AIDE- PART TIME The Dietary... Aide prepares all cold food salads and desserts for the patients and cafeteria customers. The Dietary Aide maintains professional and effective...
          Dietary Cook   
Volunteers of America National Services - Rochester, MN - is looking for a motivated Dietary professional to work as a Cook who is flexible, reliable, well organized and a team player. There are part-time and on-call/PRN... job responsibilities: * Completes defined food preparation, serving of meals and cleaning duties according to proper procedures, using various dietary...
          Weekend Hotel Cook/Hilton Garden Inn DFW Airport South   
TX-Irving, Description Details High energy, well organized and knowledgeable of cooking, attention to details and able to handle high volume kitchen operation. Punctual and reliable individual with professional attitude. 1 year of previous experience is required Prepare all food items ensuring proper quality of food and flow to guests. Meet with Supervisor/Manager for daily menu specials or specific producti
          Schriever Airmen engage in combat dining out   
Team Schriever members donned their best space - themed attire for food, drinks and games at the 50th Space Wing’s combat dining out June 23.
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          Food Service Hotel Line Cook - $13/hr - Full Time Morning & Evening Cook Jobs!   
IL-Burr Ridge, Food Service Hotel Line Cook . Are you motivated and in your element in the kitchen? Are you eager to show everyone what dynamic service is all about? Put your Line Cook food service experience to work for you in a premier hotel in Burr Ridge! Line Cook will create dishes working various grill, sauté, fry and other prep/ cooking stations. Line Cook will earn $13/hour. AM Cook: 5:00am-1:00pm PM Coo
          Front Desk Worker - The Concordia Hotel   
DC-Washington, Overview: Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE
          FDA unveils plan to eliminate orphan designation backlog   

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled a strategic plan to eliminate the agency's existing orphan designation request backlog and ensure continued timely response to all new requests for designation with firm deadlines. The agency's Orphan Drug Modernization Plan comes a week after FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb committed to eliminating the backlog within 90 days and responding to all new requests for designation within 90 days of receipt during his testimony before a Senate sub...

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          Brian Gaynor: Challenging times in the food business   
The food sector is undergoing huge disruption, with several companies taking advantage of changing consumer trends, as illustrated in last week's column. However, many traditional food businesses are struggling in this dynamic environment,...
          USDA Announces Summer EBT Grants; Includes New States, Rural Communities   

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the award of $31.5 million in Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (Summer EBT) Grants to explore ways to alleviate hunger among low-income children during the summer, including new projects in Texas and Tennessee. Rigorous evaluations of continuing projects have found that Summer EBT can significantly reduce very low food security among children, the most severe form of food insecurity, by one-third. “Summer EBT can help clo...

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          FDA allows marketing of test to aid in the detection of certain leukemias and lymphomas   

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of ClearLLab Reagents (T1, T2, B1, B2, M), the first agency authorized test for use with flow cytometry to aid in the detection of several leukemias and lymphomas, including chronic leukemia, acute leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). “This represents a major step forward for the hematology-oncology community,” said Alberto Gutierrez, Ph.D., Director of the Of...

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          Gift Ideas for New Neighbors   
Not much is worse than living next to a neighbor you don’t want to socialize with. The typical neighborly gift is food. But many people have food allergies. Get off on the right foot with these gift ideas for new neighbors. Introduce to Local Places Your new neighbor may also be new to the community. […]
          Gift Ideas for New Neighbors   
Not much is worse than living next to a neighbor you don’t want to socialize with. The typical neighborly gift is food. But many people have food allergies. Get off on the right foot with these gift ideas for new neighbors. Introduce to Local Places Your new neighbor may also be new to the community. […]
          Fun Book Helps Parents Teach Their Kids about Healthy Diet and Nutrition   

The literary world needs more children's books on health and nutrition, and a grandmother is happy to play her part. Anna Marie Watkins published The Magic Garden (Outskirts Press, 2016), a fun children's book that features anthropomorphic vegetables as the main characters. -   - Watkins wrote The Magic Garden to encourage children to adopt a healthy diet and eat their vegetables. She wants children to enjoy their food as much as she wants them to enjoy reading her book. She could sympat...

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          Dubliners, see 'The Phantom Of The Opera' with a new original score in the park this Saturday.   

Both film and music lovers alike will delight at what Happenings have planned for this Saturday 1st July, in the heart of the city, Merrion Square. We will be landing in the city park and combining great weather and instant communication to gather hundreds of people to witness the 1925 silent horror 'The Phantom of the Opera'.

Not only will we be screening The Phantom of the Opera - but we will be welcoming ' The Happenings Quartet' made up of musicians Matthew Nolan, David Stalling, Sean Mac Elaine and Sharon Phelan who will perform an original score that will accompany Rupert Julian’s 1925 classic. 

Happenings & DCC want Dublin film lovers to grab their mates, loved ones and some picnic blankets for this blissful summer evening as the city centre park will be transformed into a pop-up outdoor cinema, musical amphitheatre with entertainment, music and food.

A true Hollywood classic - the silent black and white film, The Phantom of the Opera stars Lon Chaney, Hollywood’s “Man of 1,000 Faces” as Erik, the horribly disfigured phantom who leads a menacing existence in the catacombs and dungeons beneath the Paris Opera House. When Erik falls in love with a beautiful prima donna, the master musician kidnaps her and holds her hostage in his lair.

 “At Happenings we have some simple philosophies. We strive to give green public spaces beautiful open air events allowing people to enjoy their city in a meaningful way.” says Peter O’Brien, Happenings founder. “A personal responsibility action at our events is to Leave No Trace. Our audiences clean up the space by taking care of their own waste. We have an unlocked policy. This means we are unlocking the potential of public space and we do not have drunken madness at anytime. We aim to provide an alternative to pub based entertainment”

Tickets are available on www.happenings.ie or on the gate for €10. 

Gates open at 8.30pm. The film will begin at dusk.






          Author Shares a Secret that Will Help Readers Lead an Anxiety-Free Life   

When we bow to the wisdom of the natural world, we bring a deeper knowledge of harmony and balance into our souls and waking lives. It is in this way we get to know our souls on a deeper level. Something to Chew On: Digesting Healthy Spiritual Food for the Soul in the Calendar Year Ahead is designed to open your mind and heart to the power of animal friends that reveal themselves through meaningful encounters. The author, with the help of this book, helps you breathe fresh air into your...

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          Deli Clerk - Toms Food Center - Meridian, MI   
Break down, sanitize and rebuild deli cases. Properly fill, rotate and merchandise deli shelves, cases and displays....
From Toms Food Center - Sun, 18 Jun 2017 03:53:12 GMT - View all Meridian, MI jobs
          Customer Service Associate - Wawa - Morrisville, PA   
Inspect all food items in deli to ensure the proper temperature and freshness. Stock shelves with products and supplies to ensure in stock conditions at all...
From Wawa - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:56:30 GMT - View all Morrisville, PA jobs
          Deli Team Member - Pilot Flying J - Lordsburg, NM   
Deli Team Members are responsible for food production and expediting products in the hot deli area. Along with providing excellent customer service, they are...
From Pilot Flying J - Sun, 14 May 2017 22:24:18 GMT - View all Lordsburg, NM jobs
          Customer Service Cashier - Retail - Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores - Lordsburg, NM   
Can you operate deli equipment and make sure we′re always following food policies? Working at Love′s is a very different kind of job....
From Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:54:36 GMT - View all Lordsburg, NM jobs
          Accepting Applications - Park Ave - Price Chopper - Park Avenue, UT   
Deli/Food Service - Price Chopper's Deli department is designed to deliver delicious. With high quality deli meats, freshly made salads and picnic-worthy...
From Price Chopper - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:09:47 GMT - View all Park Avenue, UT jobs
          Clerk Deli-Shop 'n Save-Fenton - SuperValu Inc. - Fenton, MO   
Interacts with customers for their immediate selection of various fresh meats, cheeses, salads, seafood and hot foods from the deli department....
From SuperValu Inc. - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 06:06:48 GMT - View all Fenton, MO jobs
          Deli/Food Service Production Clerk - Riesbeck Foods - New Concord, OH   
Assist in the production of all deli items, salads, snack trays, pizzas, and entrees. Assist in the manufacturing, packaging, merchandising and displaying of...
From Riesbeck Foods - Sat, 27 May 2017 01:24:12 GMT - View all New Concord, OH jobs
          FT Deli/Bakery Associate - Food Lion - Cornelius, NC   
Provide quality customer service to customers in the Deli/Bakery Department. Proper performance of the duties and responsibilities of this position
From FoodLion - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 01:49:07 GMT - View all Cornelius, NC jobs
          Technical Customer Support Representative - Alchemy Systems - Austin, TX   
Who we are and what we do? Alchemy Systems (www.alchemysystems.com) is the global leader of innovative technology solutions that help food companies engage
From Alchemy Systems - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 21:00:49 GMT - View all Austin, TX jobs
          Customer Support Representative- Bilingual - Alchemy Systems - Austin, TX   
Who we are and what we do? Alchemy Systems (www.alchemysystems.com) is the global leader of innovative technology solutions that help food companies engage
From Alchemy Systems - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 21:00:28 GMT - View all Austin, TX jobs
          Queens Historical Society: Patriotic Picnic Fundraiser   

Date: July 8, 2017

We are delighted to invite you for a post-Independence Day picnic celebration. Festivities will include food and beverages, as well as performances ranging from opera to indie grassroots music.

By purchasing a ticket for this event, you will help raise funds to preserve and protect the first landmarked house in Queens – Kingsland Homestead, headquarters of Queens Historical Society.

Performances:

  • Honey and the Hound at 2:00 p.m.
  • Italian Art Music at 3:00 p.m.

Please wear one, or all of the following three colors: Red, White, and Blue.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)


          Kaufpark Eiche is getting new tenants   

In addition to H&M, Douglas, Jeans Fritz, Colloseum, and Olymp & Hades, Decathlon and a DM drogerie markt are also entering the shopping centre.

Three well-known chain stores have just started operation there as well: Hunkemöller, mister*lady, and Shoeart. The mall’s new main entrance has also been opened. The center is currently being extensively rebuilt and modernized. It has been an important point of reference for the people of the region for more than 20 years.

“The numerous new leases and the loyalty of our existing tenants show that we have hit a nerve with the modernization of Kaufpark Eiche. This established location will be even more attractive for tenants and customers,” said Christine Hager, Managing Director / Head of Shopping Center Asset Management at the redos Group.

The commercial real estate specialist acquired Kaufpark Eiche as a part of the Christie portfolio in a joint venture with the New York-based investment company Madison International Realty at the end of 2016. The foodservice area is being doubled during the ongoing renovation work and the space for events is being tripled.

After the reconstruction measures, Kaufpark Eiche will offer around 63,000 sq m of space for a total of around 125 shops. In addition, the outdoor areas are being upgraded with green areas, playgrounds, and additional event space.

source: www.across-magazine.com


          NewRiver gains full control over 4 shopping centres   

Further to the Company's Proposed Capital Raising announcement released on 15 June 2017, NewRiver is pleased to announce that it has now exchanged conditional contracts to acquire the remaining 50% share in its BRAVO Joint Ventures from subsidiaries of BRAVO II for a cash consideration of £59.4 million. The transaction allows NewRiver to gain control over 4 convenience-led shopping centre assets in Belfast,Glasgow,Hastings and Middlesbrough with a total gross asset value of £240 million, representing a topped up net initial yield of 7.3%.

The BRAVO Joint Ventures generated net rental income of approximately £16.5 million for the financial year-ended 31 December 2016 and had net assets of approximately £120.8 million (of which the Group's share was approximately £60.4 million) as at 31 December 2016. They have indebtedness of approximately £120 million outstanding which the Company intends to remain in place and bring onto its own balance sheet following completion of the acquisition.

The acquisition is conditional on obtaining funding which the Company intends to be satisfied by means of £59.4 million of the net proceeds of the capital raising announced on 15 June 2017 and the obtaining of the consent of the BRAVO Joint Ventures' secured lenders to the acquisition to the extent required, in each case, being satisfied by no later than 31 July 2017.

Key transaction terms

·      Prior to the acquisition, the Company owned 50% of the units in the BRAVO Joint Ventures, being the NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.2, the NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.5, the NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.6 and the NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.7.

·      The Joint Ventures hold shopping centre assets in Belfast, Glasgow, Hastings and Middlesbrough which were acquired off-market in 2013 and 2014.

·      The Company has exchanged contracts in an off-market transaction to acquire the remaining 50% of the units in the BRAVO Joint Ventures for total consideration of £59.4 million.

·      The assets acquired in the transaction have a gross asset value of £240 million representing a net initial yield of 7.3%.

·      The transaction is structured as the acquisition of the remaining 50% of the units of the joint venture vehicles, and will involve transferring £121.2 million of gross debt onto the Company's consolidated balance sheet.

Overview of assets

 The Abbey Centre, Newtownabbey, Belfast (NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.6)

·      320,000 sq ft shopping centre located 6 miles north of Belfast providing a convenient alternative to city centre shopping.  The centre has 3 anchor stores; a 44,000 sq ft Next flagship store completed in December 2016, a 35,000 sq ft Dunnes flagship store handed over to Dunnes in June 2017 and a 17,000 sq ft Primark store. The occupier line-up also includes a 15,000 sq ft New Look unit opened on 8 June 2017 and a Nandos unit opened on 20 April 2017 as part of the ongoing re-development of the food court area.

The Avenue Shopping Centre, Newton Mearns, Glasgow (NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.7)

·      202,000 sq ft shopping centre located in an affluent suburb of Glasgow anchored by a 102,000 sq ft Asda foodstore with an occupier line-up featuring M&S Simply Food and Boots.

Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Hastings (NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.5)

·      290,000 sq ft shopping centre located in the heart of Hastings, in close proximity to Hastings train station and featuring a 1,000 space car park anchored by a 43,000 sq ft Marks & Spencer store with an occupier line-up including Poundland, Boots and H&M. 

Hillstreet Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough (NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.2)

·      240,000 sq ft shopping centre located in the heart of Middlesbrough anchored by a 62,000 sq ft Primark store with an occupier line-up including Argos, Sports Direct and Poundworld. The Tees Valley devolution deal and the direct London trains due by 2020 has given the Council and the region new impetus and the Company has been working in partnership with them on a number of schemes, including a new passenger transport interchange, leisure, hotel, restaurants, a college and digital media innovation centre located adjacent to Hillstreet Shopping Centre.

source: www.nrr.co.uk

 


          Food expert Jonathan Doughty moves to ECE   

Hamburg, 29 June 2017 – Internationally renowned foodservice expert Jonathan Doughty moves from JLL Foodservice Consulting to ECE. He has been appointed Global Head of Foodservice and will lead a Team of specialists at ECE effective July 1st. Klaus Striebich, Managing Director Leasing: “We are delighted to add such an expert, who is renowned across Europe and a unique figure in his industry, to our team.” Klaus Rethmeier, Director Key Account-Management: “Foodservices will play an ever-greater role in our operations. Creating a new executive position and bringing in Jonathan Doughty demonstrates the importance that foodservices have and should have in shopping centers. We are very pleased that the potential of our numerous exciting ECE projects have convinced Jonathan to join us.”  

Jonathan Doughty became known in 1993 as founder and Global Managing Director of Coverpoint Foodservice Consultants based in the UK. In November 2014, the company was acquired by Jones Lang LaSalle. Until recently, Jonathan Doughty has managed the business line as Head of EMEA Foodservice Consulting.

Food concepts have been evolving rapidly in the past few years.  Being a well-connected expert with knowledge of the ever-increasing requirements of the business, Jonathan Doughty will advise ECE, develop new concepts, and communicate with new and existing food and beverage tenants. 

In addition, one of Jonathan Doughty's outstanding abilities is to design new dining areas and food courts for new and existing shopping centers. He and his team will analyze the potential of ECE's around 150 portfolio centers for new and refurbishment food projects and implement them.

ECE has already been working with Jonathan Doughty since 2014. Together with ECE's leasing experts, he developed the spectacular “Foodtopia” dining area at Frankfurt's MyZeil shopping center, which is currently under re-construction and is due for an opening in 2018.

Jonathan and his young family will be relocating to the heart of Europe as part of his new role.

 source: www.ece.com


          The Crescent, Hinckley sold   

The Tin Hat Regeneration Partnership, a joint venture between Wilson Bowden and Ashcroft Estates, has sold the Crescent in Hinckley to Telelink Estates for £10m, reflecting a net intial return of 9 per cent.

The Crescent is a major retail, leisure and supermarket extension to Hinckley town centre with a new parade of 13 retail, food and leisure units extending to 78,932 sq ft.

Adjacent to a dominant Sainsbury’s food store, the scheme includes a five-screen Cineworld cinema and a single-deck 546-space shopper car park. Retail tenants include TK Maxx, Poundland and Superdrug. F&B operators include Burger King, Costa Coffee, Meatcure and Prezzo.

Coady Supple advised the vendor and Allsop the purchaser.

source: www.shopping-centre.co.uk

 

 

          AEE Secrets to Real Listening Bonus 17: The Most Important Native Food Phrases to Connect   

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          Ratatouille op z’n Italiaans   

Ratatouille is natuurlijk een Franse klassieker, maar ook een Italiaans tintje past er prima bij!Zo'n ovenschotel ziet er misschien wel poepie chique uit, maar deze ratatouille maken is echt een eitje hoor!Zorg gewoon dat je groenten een beetje dezelfde grootte hebben, zodat ze makkelijk in gelijke plakken te snijden zijn.
Maak de plakjes niet te dik, 3 mm is dik genoeg.
Rangschik ze even mooi in de ovenschaal en je gerecht kan de oven in. Easy peasy!

Het bericht Ratatouille op z’n Italiaans verscheen eerst op Lovemyfood.nl.


          AEE 637: Listen to this Meaty Episode to Learn How to Talk About Animals and Food in English   

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          5 Tips for a Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Fourth of July   
It's always more fun when the Earth is happy, too.

With summer in full swing and the Fourth of July around the corner, everyone can benefit from a few tips on how to reduce the environmental footprint of their summer celebrations. Here are five tips to be more environmentally friendly for the Fourth of July (and all summer activities we take part in) and how we stay cool (as well as some motivating statistics to illustrate why its important to do so):

1. Take a stroll/hop on a bike

The average passenger vehicle emits 423 grams per mile, averaging about 5.1 metric tons a year so every bit counts when trying to reduce the miles we drive. Exhaust from cars also contributes to city’s heat island effect so can make the city feel even hotter. Instead of giving into our dependence on cars and fossil fuels, walk or bike to that Fourth of July BBQ you plan on attending, or carpool with a friend if it’s a longer trip. Getting a little sunshine, exercise, and reducing your carbon footprint is a win-win-win.

2. Pick up after yourself

Litter has environmental and economic impacts as well as threatens wildlife. Although not all litter is plastic, 90 percent of marine litter is with 10 million to 20 million tons of plastic entering the ocean every year. And this litter is coming from us: the top 10 items found on beach clean up day include food wrappers, beverage containers, and plastic bags. As you are out camping, having picnics, enjoying rivers and beaches don’t forget to leave with everything you came with. Let’s keep those beautiful places beautiful for generations to come!

3. Be conscious of your A/C use

In the U.S., about 100 million tons of carbon dioxide are emitted each year due to air conditioning use — an average of about two tons for each home with an A/C. If you plan on having guests over to enjoy Fourth of July festivities and plan on being inside, make sure the A/C is operating efficiently and minimize energy consumption. Clean out your air filters, cool only the rooms that you are using, and advise guests to keep doors and windows closed. Make sure all vents are open; closed vents mean that the system will work harder to maintain a constant temperature.

4. Replace the plastic

The U.S. generated almost 7 million tons of plastics as non-durable goods, such as plates and cups in 2012. Only 9 percent of the 14 million tons of total plastic waste was recycled (and we already mentioned where a high percentage went). It is easy to just grab a plastic water bottle on the go, but it is so much more fulfilling to fill up a reusable one. If you’re having guests over for the long weekend, try to use reusable silverware, cups, and plates which are the more environmentally friendly choice for your Fourth of July BBQ, and perhaps ask some close friends to help with dish-washing after.

5. Don’t forget the veggies

Livestock accounts for 14.5 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions with cattle-raising alone contributing 65 percent of the livestock sector’s GHGs. Our meat addiction also has environmental and social effects across borders as tropical forests continue to be cleared to meet increasing demands. Of course we love BBQs, but it’s no secret that eating vegetables is better for the environment. Show salads and summer veggies some love as well this Fourth of July!

Keep these tips in mind when you are out-and-about enjoying your summer in order to minimize the impact your Fourth of July activities have on the environment.

Do you have any tips for a more sustainable, eco-friendly Fourth of July? Share them in the comments.

 

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          AEE Secrets to Real Listening Bonus 7: Food Is Your Ticket to American Adventure   

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          Have the 'Food Evolution' Filmmakers Mistreated Moms?   
The documentary negatively portrays the entire organic food movement.

The trailer of the new documentary "Food Evolution," which negatively portrays both me and the organic food movement, fails to acknowledge the reality of American mothers. Our families are sick and struggling. And yet, when we remove GMOs and related toxins from our diet, we get better. The trailer implies that the movie will focus on the so-called noble promises of GMOs, yet fails to present reality in a noble manner.

In the last paragraph of the description of the film on its website, filmmakers Trace Sheehan and Scott Kennedy say, "And as we take in the scientific process at work, let's do our best to put aside bias so we can have more productive conversations and make the most informed decisions we can."  

Yet, in the trailer—before the movie is even out—they take my words out of context, misrepresenting what I say with heavy editing and belittling the experiences of thousands of American families. That doesn't look like putting bias aside; it looks like an advertisement for GMOs.

In fact, Scott Kennedy’s crew misrepresented their intentions in order to interview food movement proponents Jeffrey Smith, Vani Hari and myself. Claiming that the film would be a balanced representation of both sides of the food movement was misleading and ignoble.

Vani Hari told me she did not grant permission for her image to be used in the film, yet it was used anyway. Jeffrey Smith and I granted permission for one interview with first right of refusal. The filmmakers failed to honor that agreement and never showed us the first cut. Marion Nestle and I have asked for our interviews to be removed from the film, with no response.

A few months after the interview with Jeffrey Smith and Vani Hari, I was surrounded by GMO proponents Kavin Senapathy and Karl Haro Von Mogel at the March Against Monsanto in Chicago. They shouted at me in order to try to antagonize me into appearing like a hysterical activist. I told them they did not have my permission to use my image, but they did anyway. The filmmakers are more interested in appeasing the chemical companies that sell GMOs and pesticides than of accurately portraying concerned Americans.

In the film they edited my interview in order to make it look like I said, “I trust social media more than scientists.” What I actually said was that I trust the mothers who are seeing their children get sick after consuming GMOs and related toxins and are courageously sharing their new reality on social media, more than the scientists who are conducting isolated experiments funded by Big Ag.

I said that when I see my child get sick after consuming GMOs and toxins, and then see him get better when he eats organic foods, I don’t need another scientific study to tell me we should avoid GMOs and toxins. Thousands of moms agree with me and they are sharing their experiences as well. I trust the moms who are sharing their truth. Apparently Scott Kennedy does not.

This film is not only blatantly pro-GMO, it is patronizing. The filmmakers are trying to make the issue look like it’s an issue of emotional moms vs. science. The fact is, GMO proponents are nervous because we have the truth and we have sound science to back us up. The filmmakers would not be trying to invalidate us if we did not have something valid to say.

The film attempts to discredit the organic food movement by belittling the power of social media, but the world knows that social media is now the dominant way to reach people with a message. (Just ask President Trump.) Social media is filled with honest stories of sick children, desperate families and skyrocketing medical costs. Unfortunately, pro-GMO proponents are pushing cherry-picked scientific data from short-term studies, while failing to disclose their funding.  

Their perspectives are limited by their lack of real-world experience and their motivations are questionable. It’s no coincidence that the point the film is trying to make aligns with huge profits for chemical companies.

In the New York Times review of the film, the reviewer writes that while it's true there is an increased use of pesticides with GMOs, "those pesticides are far less toxic."  

What degree of food toxicity is acceptable for you to give to your children? Maybe science doesn't know the answer to that question, but mothers do.

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          4 Hidden Dangers of Pork   
Pork is the most commonly consumed meat in the world, but may also be one of the most dangerous.

Among foods that inspire a cult-like following, pork often leads the pack, as evidenced by the 65% of Americans eager to name bacon the country’s national food.

Unfortunately, that popularity comes at a cost. Along with being the most commonly consumed meat in the world, pork may also be one of the most dangerous, carrying some important and under-discussed risks that any consumer should be aware of (1).

1. Hepatitis E

Thanks to the revival of nose-to-tail eating, offal has redeemed itself among health enthusiasts, especially liver, which is prized for its vitamin A content and massive mineral lineup.

But when it comes to pork, liver might be risky business.

In developed nations, pork liver is the top food-based transmitter of hepatitis E, a virus that infects 20 million people each year and can lead to acute illness (fever, fatigue, jaundice, vomiting, joint pain and stomach pain), enlarged liver and sometimes liver failure and death (23).

Most hepatitis E cases are stealthily symptom-free, but pregnant women can experience violent reactions to the virus, including fulminant hepatitis (rapid-onset liver failure) and a high risk of both maternal and fetal mortality (4). In fact, mothers who get infected during their third trimester face a death rate of up to 25% (5).

In rare cases, hepatitis E infection can lead to myocarditis (an inflammatory heart disease), acute pancreatitis (painful inflammation of the pancreas), neurological problems (including Guillain-Barré syndrome and neuralgic amyotrophy), blood disorders and musculoskeletal problems, such as elevated creatine phosphokinase, indicating muscle damage, and multi-joint pain (in the form of polyarthralgia) (678).

People with compromised immune systems, including organ transplant recipients on immunosuppressive therapy and people with HIV, are more likely to suffer from these severe hepatitis E complications (9).

So, just how alarming are pork’s contamination stats? In America, about 1 out of every 10 store-bought pig livers tests positive for hepatitis E, which is slightly higher than the 1 in 15 rate in the Netherlands and 1 in 20 rate in the Czech Republic (1011). One study in Germany found that about 1 in 5 pork sausages were contaminated (12).

France’s traditional figatellu, a pig liver sausage that’s often consumed raw, is a confirmed hepatitis E carrier (13). In fact, in regions of France where raw or rare pork is a common delicacy, over half the local population shows evidence of hepatitis E infection (14).

Japan, too, is facing rising hepatitis E concerns as pork gains popularity (15). And in the UK? Hepatitis E shows up in pork sausages, in pork liver and at pork slaughterhouses, indicating the potential for widespread exposure among pork consumers (16).

It might be tempting to blame the hepatitis E epidemic on commercial farming practices, but in the case of the pig, wilder doesn’t mean safer. Hunted boars, too, are frequent hepatitis E carriers, capable of passing on the virus to game-eating humans (1718).

Apart from total pork abstinence, the best way to slash hepatitis E risk is in the kitchen. This stubborn virus can survive the temperatures of rare-cooked meat, making high heat the best weapon against infection (19). For virus deactivation, cooking pork products for at least 20 minutes to an internal temperature of 71°C (160°F) seems to do the trick (20).

However, fat can protect hepatitis viruses from heat destruction, so fattier cuts of pork might need extra time or toastier temperatures (21).

Summary: Pork products, particularly liver, frequently carry hepatitis E, which can cause severe complications and even death in vulnerable populations. Thorough cooking is necessary to deactivate the virus.

2. Multiple Sclerosis

One of the most surprising risks associated with pork — one that’s received remarkably little airtime — is multiple sclerosis (MS), a devastating autoimmune condition involving the central nervous system.

The robust link between pork and MS has been known at least since the 1980s, when researchers analyzed the relationship between per capita pork consumption and MS across dozens of countries (22).

While pork-averse nations like Israel and India were nearly spared from MS’s degenerative grips, more liberal consumers, such as West Germany and Denmark, faced sky-high rates.

In fact, when all countries were considered, pork intake and MS showed a whopping correlation of 0.87 (p<0.001), which is much higher and more significant than the relationship between MS and fat intake (0.63, p<0.01), MS and total meat intake (0.61, p<0.01) and MS and beef consumption (no significant relationship).

For perspective, a similar study of diabetes and per capita sugar intake found a correlation of just under 0.60 (p<0.001) when analyzing 165 countries (23).

As with all epidemiological findings, the correlation between pork consumption and MS can’t prove that one causes the other (or even that, within MS-stricken countries, the most enthusiastic pork consumers were the most diseased). But as it turns out, the evidence vault goes much deeper.

Earlier, a study of inhabitants of the Orkney and Shetland Islands of Scotland, a region teeming with unusual delicacies, including seabird eggs, raw milk and undercooked meat, found only one dietary association with MS — consumption of “potted head,” a dish made from boiled pig’s brain (24).

Among Shetland residents, a significantly higher proportion of MS patients had consumed potted head in their youth, compared to healthy, age and sex-matched controls (25).

This is particularly relevant because — per other research — MS that strikes in adulthood might stem from environmental exposures during adolescence (26).

The potential for pig brain to trigger nerve-related autoimmunity isn’t just an observational hunch, either. Between 2007 and 2009, a cluster of 24 pork plant workers mysteriously fell ill with progressive inflammatory neuropathy, which is characterized by MS-like symptoms such as fatigue, numbness, tingling and pain (2728).

The source of the outbreak? So-called “pig brain mist” — tiny particles of brain tissue blasted into the air during carcass processing (29).

When workers inhaled these tissue particles, their immune systems, per standard protocol, formed antibodies against the foreign porcine antigens.

But those antigens happened to bear an uncanny resemblance to certain neural proteins in humans. And the result was a biological calamity: confused about who to fight, the workers’ immune systems launched a guns-blazing attack on their own nerve tissue (3031).

Although the resulting autoimmunity wasn’t identical to multiple sclerosis, that same process of molecular mimicry, where foreign antigens and self-antigens are similar enough to trigger an autoimmune response, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of MS (3233).

Of course, unlike pig brain mist, hot dogs and ham aren’t literally inhaled (teenage boys notwithstanding). Could pork still transmit problematic substances through ingestion?

The answer is a speculative yes. For one, certain bacteria, particularly Acinetobacter, are involved in molecular mimicry with myelin, the nerve-sheathing substance that becomes damaged in MS (3435).

Although the role of pigs as Acinetobacter carriers hasn’t been exhaustively studied, the bacteria has been found in pig feces, on pig farms and in bacon, pork salami and ham, where it serves as a spoilage organism (36373839). If pork acts as a vehicle for Acinetobacter transmission (or in any way increases the risk of human infection), a link with MS would make sense.

Two, pigs may be silent and under-studied carriers of prions, misfolded proteins that drive neurodegenerative disorders like Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the human version of mad cow) and Kuru (found among cannibal societies) (40).

Some researchers suggest MS itself could be a prion disease, one that targets oligodendrocytes, the cells that produce myelin (41). And since prions — and their associated diseases— are transmitted by consuming infected nerve tissue, it’s possible that prion-harboring pork products could be one link in the MS chain (42).

Summary: A causative role of pork in MS is far from a closed case, but the unusually strong epidemiological patterns, biological plausibility and documented experiences make further research imperative.

3. Liver Cancer and Cirrhosis

Liver problems tend to trail closely on the heels of some predictable risk factors, namely hepatitis B and C infection, exposure to aflatoxin (a carcinogen produced by mold) and excessive alcohol intake (434445).

But buried in the scientific literature is another potential scourge of liver health — pork.

For decades, pork consumption has faithfully echoed liver cancer and cirrhosis rates around the world. In multi-country analyses, the correlation between pork and cirrhosis mortality clocked in at 0.40 (p<0.05) using 1965 data, 0.89 (p<0.01) using mid-1970s data, 0.68 (p=0.003) using 1996 data and 0.83 (p=0.000) using 2003 data (4647).

In those same analyses, among the 10 Canadian provinces, pork bore a correlation of 0.60 (p<0.01) with death from liver cirrhosis, while alcohol, perhaps due to an overall low intake, showed no significant link.

And in statistical models incorporating known perils for the liver (alcohol consumption, hepatitis B infection and hepatitis C infection), pork remained independently associated with liver disease, suggesting the association isn’t just due to pork piggybacking, as the case may be, on a different causative agent (48).

Beef, by contrast, remained liver-neutral or protective in these studies.

Liver cancer, too, tends to follow in the hoof steps of the pig. A 1985 analysis showed that pork intake correlated with hepatocellular carcinoma deaths as strongly as alcohol did (0.40, p<0.05 for both) (49). (Considering liver cirrhosis is often a prelude to cancer, this connection shouldn’t be surprising (50).)

So, what’s behind these eerie associations?

At first glance, the most likely explanations don’t pan out. Although pork-transmitted hepatitis E can lead to liver cirrhosis, this happens almost exclusively in immunosuppressed people, a subset of the population that’s too small to account for the global correlation (51).

Relative to other meat, pork tends to be high in omega-6 fatty acids, including linoleic acid and arachidonic acid, which may play a role in liver disease (525354). But vegetable oils, whose polyunsaturated fatty acid content blows pork out of the water, don’t dance the same liver disease tango that pork does, calling into question whether fat is really to blame (5556).

Heterocyclic amines, a class of carcinogens formed by cooking meat (including pork) at high temperatures, contribute to liver cancer in a variety of animals (57). But these compounds are also readily formed in beef, according to the same studies that indicated pork has no positive relationship with liver disease (5859).

With all that in mind, it’d be easy to dismiss the pork-liver disease link as an epidemiological fluke. However, some plausible mechanisms do exist.

The most likely contender involves nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic compounds created when nitrites and nitrates react with certain amines (from protein), particularly in high heat (60). These compounds have been linked to damage and cancer in a variety of organs, including the liver (61).

One of the biggest dietary sources of nitrosamines is processed pork, which, along with being a frequent visitor to the frying pan, typically contains nitrites and nitrates as curing agents. (Vegetables are also rich in naturally occurring nitrates, but their antioxidant content and dearth of protein help thwart the process of N-nitrosation, preventing them from becoming cancer-causing agents (62).)

Significant levels of nitrosamines have been found in pork liver pâté, bacon, sausage, ham and other cured meats (636465). The fatty portion of pork products, in particular, tends to accumulate much higher levels of nitrosamines than the lean bits, making bacon a particularly abundant source (66).

The presence of fat can also turn vitamin C into a nitrosamine promoter instead of a nitrosamine inhibitor, so pairing pork with veggies might not confer much protection (67).

Although much of the nitrosamine-liver cancer research has focused on rodents, where certain nitrosamines produce liver injury with remarkable ease, the effect appears in humans as well (6869). In fact, some researchers suggest humans may be even more sensitive to nitrosamines than mice and rats (70).

In Thailand, for instance, nitrosamines have been strongly linked to liver cancer in areas where other risk factors are low (71). A 2010 analysis of the NIH-AARP cohort found red meat (including pork), processed meat (including processed pork), nitrates and nitrites to be positively associated with chronic liver disease. Rubber workers, occupationally exposed to nitrosamines, have faced extremely high rates of non-alcohol-related liver disease and cancer (72).

Do nitrosamines prove a chain of causation between pork, liver-harming compounds and liver disease? The evidence is currently too patchy to make that claim, but the risk is plausible enough to justify limiting nitrosamine-containing (or nitrosamine-producing) pork products, including bacon, ham, hot dogs and sausages made with sodium nitrite or potassium nitrate.

Summary: Strong epidemiological links exist between pork consumption and liver disease. If these links reflect cause and effect, one culprit might be N-nitroso compounds, which are found abundantly in processed pork products cooked at high temperatures.

4. Yersinia

For years, pork’s precautionary motto was “well-done or bust,” a consequence of fears about trichinosis, a type of roundworm infection that ravaged pork consumers throughout much of the 20th century (73).

Thanks to changes in feeding practices, farm hygiene and quality control, pig-borne trichinosis has dropped off the radar, inviting pink pork back onto the menu.

But pork’s relaxed heat rules may have opened the doors for a different type of infection — yersiniosis, which is caused by Yersinia bacteria. In the US alone, Yersiniacauses 35 deaths and almost 117,000 cases of food poisoning each year (74). Its chief entry route for humans? Undercooked pork.

Yersiniosis’s acute symptoms are rough enough — fever, pain, bloody diarrhea — but its long-term consequences are what should really ring alarm bells. Victims of Yersiniapoisoning face a 47-times higher risk of reactive arthritis, a type of inflammatory joint disease triggered by infection (75).

Even children become post-Yersinia arthritis targets, sometimes requiring chemical synovectomy (the injection of osmic acid into a troubled joint) to relieve persistent pain (7677).

And in the less-common instances where Yersinia doesn’t bring the typical feverish, diarrheic unpleasantries? Reactive arthritis can develop even when the original infection was asymptomatic, leaving some victims unaware that their arthritis is a consequence of food-borne illness (78).

Although reactive arthritis usually subsides on its own over time, Yersinia victims remain at higher risk of chronic joint problems, including ankylosing spondylitis, sacroiliitis, tenosynovitis and rheumatoid arthritis, for years on end (798081).

Some evidence suggests that Yersinia can lead to neurological complications (82). Infected individuals with iron overload may be at higher risk of multiple liver abscesses, potentially leading to death (838485). And among people who are genetically susceptible, anterior uveitis, inflammation of the eye’s iris, is also more likely following a bout of Yersinia (8687).

Lastly, via molecular mimicry, Yersinia infection could also raise the risk of Graves’ disease, an autoimmune condition characterized by excessive thyroid hormone production (8889).

The solution? Bring on the heat. The majority of pork products (69% of tested samples, according to a Consumer Reports analysis) are contaminated with Yersiniabacteria, and the only way to safeguard against infection is through proper cooking. An internal temperature of at least 145°F for whole pork and 160°F for ground pork is necessary to decimate any lingering pathogen.

Summary: Undercooked pork can transmit Yersinia bacteria, causing short-term illness and raising the risk of reactive arthritis, chronic joint conditions, Graves’ disease and other complications.

In Conclusion

So, should health-savvy omnivores scrap pork from the menu?

The jury’s still out. For two of pork’s problems — hepatitis E and Yersinia — aggressive cooking and safe handling are enough to minimize the risk. And due to a shortage of controlled, pork-centric research capable of establishing causation, pork’s other red flags spring from epidemiology — a field rife with confounders and unjustified confidence.

Worse, many diet-and-disease studies lump pork together with other types of red meat, diluting whatever associations might exist with pork alone.

These issues make it hard to isolate the health effects of pig-derived products and determine the safety of their consumption.

That being said, caution is probably warranted. The sheer magnitude, consistency and mechanistic plausibility of pork’s connection with several serious diseases make the chances of a true risk more likely.

Until further research is available, you might want to think twice about going hog-wild on pork.

This article was originally published by Authority Nutrition.

 

 

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Henry has had a difficult life on the family farm in Minnesota. After the death of his mother, his father took up drinking and abusing him, so at the age of 15, he signs up for the Marines, with his grandfather vouching for his age. He survives basic training and is sent to the Philippines. Just as his commander is ready to send him home for being underage, the Japanese attack. Henry (nicknamed "Tree"),along with his friends and protectors, Gunny and Jamison, must try to stay alive during the bombings, and when the Japanese take them prisoners. Henry has some problems with anger management, and makes lots of bad choices, angering a guard he refers to as "Scarface" and getting beaten regularly. He does manage to save an Australian soldier, and the alliance with this group helps when Gunny is taken for "questioning". Japanese prison camps were brutal, and Tree ends up spending several years there. The prisoners show a lot of resourcefulness when it comes to outsmarting guards, obtaining medicine and food, and helping each other, but conditions are such that not everyone will survive.

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While I am intrigued by this "Women of Action" series, this read more like a scholarly tome than a middle grade book. I'm glad to know about these, and will keep them in mind for my REALLY hard core war buffs, but will most likely not purchase and will rely on students getting this from the public library. If I had an unlimited budget, or if World War II was officially in our curriculum, I'd buy it.

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"Of the 38 Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) confirmed or presumed dead in World War II, only one--Gertrude "Tommy" Tompkins--is still missing. On October 26, 1944, the 32-year-old fighter plane pilot lifted off from Mines Field in Los Angeles. She was never seen again.

Seized by the Sun is the story of a remarkable woman who overcame a troubled childhood and the societal constraints of her time to find her calling flying the fastest and most powerful airplane of World War II. It is also a compelling unsolved mystery.

Born in 1912 to a wealthy New Jersey family, Gertrude's childhood was marked by her mother's bouts with depression and her father's relentless search for a cure for the debilitating stutter that afflicted Gertrude throughout her life. Teased and struggling in school, young Gertrude retreated to a solitary existence. As a young woman she dabbled in raising goats and aimlessly crisscrossed the globe in an attempt to discover her purpose.

As war loomed in Europe, Gertrude met the love of her life, a Royal Air Force pilot who was killed flying over Holland. Telling her sister that she "couldn't stop crying, so she focused on learning to fly," Gertrude applied to join the newly formed Women's Air Force Service Pilots. She went on to become such a superior pilot that she was one of only 126 WASPs selected to fly fighter planes. After her first flight in the powerful P-51 Mustang, her stutter left her for good.

Gertrude's sudden disappearance remains a mystery to this day. Award-winning author Jim Ure leads readers through Gertrude's fascinating life; provides a detailed account of the WASPs' daily routines, training, and challenges; and describes the ongoing search for Gertrude's wreck and remains. The result of years of research and interviews with Gertrude's family, friends, and fellow WASPs, Seized by the Sun is an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf."


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          On This Day   
June 30 ...

In 1859 French acrobat Blondin (born Jean Francois Gravelet) crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope as 5,000 spectators watched. In 1906 the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act became law. In 1908 the "Tunguska event" occurred when a meteorite exploded over Siberia, completely leveling about 800 square miles of forest. In 1921 President Harding appointed former President Taft Chief Justice of the United States. In 1934 Adolf Hitler began his "blood purge" of political and military leaders in Germany. In 1936 the novel Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell was published in New York. In 1962 Los Angeles Dodger Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax pitched his first no-hitter in a game with the New York Mets. In 1963 Pope Paul VI was crowned the 262nd head of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1971 a Soviet space mission ended in tragedy when three cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 11 were found dead inside their spacecraft after it had returned to Earth; also on this day, the 26th Amendment to the Constitution, lowering the minimum voting age to 18, was ratified when Ohio became the 38th state to approve it. In 1984 John Turner was sworn in as Canada's 17th prime minister, succeeding Pierre Elliott Trudeau. In 1985 39 American hostages from a hijacked TWA jetliner were freed in Beirut after being held 17 days. In 2004 a federal appeals court approved an antitrust settlement Microsoft had negotiated with the Justice Department; also on this day, the Iraqis took legal custody of Saddam Hussein and 11 of his top lieutenants, a first step toward the ousted dictator's expected trial for crimes against humanity; and, after nearly seven years of travel, the international Cassini spacecraft entered Saturn's orbit.
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          In Kenya’s drylands, education is an insurance policy, but only for some   

Livestock is so central to the economy, food, and status of pastoralists in Kenya’s northern drylands that formal education has traditionally taken second place to the role children play in tending to cows, goats, and sheep.

But with climate change increasingly seen as imperiling livelihoods, many pastoralists are now taking the longer view and regard education as a sort of insurance policy. And yet the severity of the current drought affecting much of east Africa, coupled with a long interruption in the provision of free meals, has led to a drop in school attendance.

“The drought has become too harsh,” said Atiir Lokwawi, a 42-year-old mother who lives in the village of Kalokutanyang, in Kenya’s Turkana County. “Animals are dying in huge numbers. We restock, but before we stabilise, drought comes and takes away our investment.”

Lokwawi’s husband travelled to Uganda to graze most of the family’s herd. Of the 40 goats he left behind, 35 have died because of the drought.

“It is good if at least one child goes to school,” said Lokwawi. “Educating our children is also another way to earn money – animals alone cannot help us survive,” she said, explaining that of her seven children, only one, a 15-year-old girl, is currently attending school.

“It will take time for our children to go to school and get jobs, but at least there is hope that, someday, someone will be there for us.”

To help make ends meet, Lokwawi makes charcoal and attends evening classes at a local mobile school.

“I burn charcoal to invest in my daughter’s education. The government pays for her fees, but I have to buy her books, pen, and uniforms. She is my hope, my only family hope,” said Lokwawi, adding that she would like her daughter to become a doctor.

Another of her daughters was married off, bringing the family a substantial dowry of livestock. But most of these animals also perished.

Teaching adaptation

Christine Tukei, a teacher at Kalokutanyang’s mobile primary school, said education for pastoralists “needs to go beyond the [national] curriculum.

“It needs to add value and incorporate their lifestyle. It is vital to help communities prepare for and respond to impacts of climate change while promoting a sustainable way of life.”

The mobile school has about 100 students: roughly two thirds youths aged between nine and 17, and one third adults aged between 35 and 42.

Classes take place between 8 and 10 pm, as during daytime the children are usually tending to livestock herds while the adults make and sell charcoal.

The ravages of the drought have led Tukei to add adaptation strategies to what she teaches.

“We discuss the importance of early destocking, minimising herds to manageable levels; the importance of investing in education; and alternative businesses. I also teach about preserving meat with salt as they slaughter some animals and store for food; and about good health and sanitation,” she explained.

Disastrous drought

The current drought, which started in 2016 and which the Kenyan government deems a national emergency, has dried up water resources in half of the country’s 47 counties, leaving an estimated three million people lacking access to clean water, according to OCHA, the UN’s emergency aid coordination body.

“Recurrent droughts have destroyed livelihoods, triggered local conflicts over scare resources and eroded the ability of communities to cope,” OCHA said, noting that prices of staple food had risen considerably.

The drought has sent rates of global acute malnutrition soaring: in Turkana North sub-county, the rate is 30.7 percent, more than double the emergency threshold.

Across Kenya, up to 3.5 million people are expected to need food assistance in August, up from 2.6 million in February, according to the UN’s World Food Programme.

Large numbers of livestock deaths have been reported in Turkana County, as well as in the counties of Marsabit, Samburu, and Mandera.

As well as Kenya, drought is ravaging Ethiopia and Kenya. In these three countries, the education of some six million children has been disrupted, according to OCHA.

A Turkana boy herds his family's cows in Kenya
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Many children in Turkana tend livestock rather than attend school

Low enrolment

Although the national introduction of free primary education in 2003 led to an increase in school attendance across Kenya, enrolment rates in dryland counties such as Turkana remain much lower than the rest of the country.

And of those who enroll in the first year of school, barely one in five stick it out through the eighth year, with dropouts attributed to early marriage and the need to look after livestock.

Even though going to school can lead to improved agriculture, better health, improved community relations, and better management of natural resources, “the culture [here] does not allow the community to attach much premium on education,” Muthengi Muvea, the director of education in the sub-county of Turkana Central, told IRIN.

“A high number of pastoralists are not willing to wait for over 20 years to see returns on their investment, while a child has immediate returns such as dowry for girls and herding for boys,” he explained.

According to Muvea, at any given time, at least 40 percent of children who are supposed to be in school in Turkana County are not.

This is attributed to: parents migrating during drought in search of pasture and water; inadequate infrastructure; understaffing in schools; and the parents’ general unwillingness to enroll their children in school.

“January 2017 saw enrollment [in Turkana] drop by over 9,200 from the 2016 third term,” said Jesse Nyongesa, of the Ministry of Education.

Matters were made worse in the first few months of 2017 by an interruption in the provision of free school meals across much of the country, although these meals – provided since 1980 by WFP and the Kenyan government and now benefiting 1.5 million children at an annual cost of four billion shillings ($39 million) – resumed in May.

“During drought, the meal the children get in school is the only meal they are likely to get for the day,” said Matthew Epetet, the head teacher of a primary school in the Turkana Central village of Lochwa.

“It’s critical to attaining food security in this part of the country. Unless it's assured, the rate of retention is low, especially for the junior classes.”

Since it launched a Home-Grown School Meals programme in 2009, the government of Kenya has gradually increased its role in feeding school children. HGSM now benefits twice as many children as WFP’s contribution and is set to feed all by 2019.

Under the programme, food is bought from nearby farmers, thereby stimulating the local economy while encouraging children to attend school.

The interruption of free school meals, combined with the migration of parents in search of water and pasture, led attendance at the school to fall by more than half, said Epetet.

“From a total of 585 students, only 257 students are attending class now,” he said. “Among the 103 girls enrolled in school, about 37 are no longer in school. The pre-primary pupils have already stopped coming to school.”

The head teacher explained that the recent start of oil exploration in Turkana’s Lokichar Basin had been another factor in falling attendance.

“Fifteen boys have dropped out of school to work as motorcycle riders within Lokichar,” he said. “Some are seeking manuals job from those employed in oil exploration companies such as fetching water.”

Muvea believes it will take time before education fully improves the welfare of the community and contributes to a meaningful, sustainable manner of resilience.

“It's about perception,” asserted Muvea. “School becomes necessary during drought emergencies because of food access. The way pastoralists perceive education has to change if it is to play a fundamental role in strengthening their resilience.”

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          Fourth Of July Recipes: Set And Forget Hors d’oeuvres   
Get ready to wow the crowd this Fourth of July with these simple make ahead hors d'oeuvre. These wallet-friendly recipes are a great way to feed a big crowd with minimal effort. Chips and dip just took on a whole new meaning with our compilation of bold flavors and fresh ingredients.
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          High Volume Abdominal Training & More   
Looking to develop a killer set of abdominals in a very short time? Give this training program a shot. It isn't going to be easy, but you will see abs in under eight weeks. Let's check out the details!




Training




Train your abdominals four times per week, on the same day you're training with weights. This will allow your central nervous system (CNS) to recover on the rest days, and not be troubled with ab training. Start with about ten minutes of crunches, followed by ten minutes of lower ab training. Lying leg raises usually work best. End the day with five minutes of oblique training. The side abdominals are most affected by movements like light dumbbell side crunches or broomstick twists. Twenty-five minutes of abdominal training, four times per week, and you should have your bases covered!




Stretching




Each morning, stretch out your midsection for about five minutes using broomstick twists. Not only will this tighten up your obliques, but it will allow you to break up lactic acid in your entire midsection which has accumulated over the night of sleep following your previous day's workout. No need to break a sweat here just train light and enjoy yourself!




Diet




Cut out unnecessary sugar and fats from your diet. It's okay to eat "normal", but foods such as soda and chocolate really have no place in your dietary regimen if you wish to have a well-defined midsection. It's a simple trade-off. Decide which you like more eating junk or having a terrific set of abs.




Cardio




You might have the best abs in the world, but if your body fat is high (15% or greater), the world will never know. Keep your body fat under 8% by adding 30 minutes of cardio to your routine, four days per week. Train immediately upon waking, before you have consumed any calories even coffee or juice. Never complete cardio on the day before a weight training session of legs, or on the morning of such training.




Water




Often overlooked in the leaning up process, water helps the machine that is your body to function in a much more efficient and effective manner. Drink 8 to 16 cups of water per evening.




Supplements




You can certainly develop a great set of abdominals without taking a single supplement. However, their use can certainly accelerate the process and get your midsection looking better even faster! A commonly used legal supplement is known as ECA. This involves taking 25 mg of ephedrine (commonly sold as Bronkaid), 200 mg of caffeine (available at any grocery store in yellow pill format) and 250 aspirin. Take your ECA stack immediately upon waking in the morning, and again mid-day. Taking it too late in the day may result in an inability to fall asleep in the evening.




Follow these steps and you should have an excellent looking midsection in just eight short weeks. If you fall off track, don't worry. A cheat meal or extended weekend of rest is necessary every now and then. The important part is to immediately return to the gym and your ab training, and get right back on track!


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          AEE IELTS: How to Impress the Examiner with 5 English Phrasal Verbs   

Do you need some phrasal verbs for the IELTS exam?

Today, Lindsay and Jessica share 5 English phrasal verbs you can use to stand out and get the score you need!

 

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You will probably be asked to talk about the topics of home, shopping, food and studying in Part 1 of the IELTS Speaking Section.  You need to prepare for this.  One way you can do that is have some phrasal verbs.

Phrasal verbs are a way to sound more natural and native when speaking informally.  Though there are many of these to choose from, you only need to use of a few to stand out.

 

Here are five that are easy to use and will impress your examiner:

Bone up on: This means to learn.  It’s not only a phrasal verb, but also an idiom.  “I had to bone up on my English studies.”

Figure out: This means to learn the details of something, or discover how it works.  “I figured out how to fix the television.”

Goof off: When you are having fun, but not working or studying, you can say “I spent the afternoon goofing off.”

Clam up: This is another phrasal verb and idiom.  It means that you’re so nervous you couldn’t think of what to say.  “I clammed up when she asked me to answer the question.”

Catch up: If you’re behind, and you’re trying to shorten the distance, you might need to catch up.  This can be used physically, like you’re chasing someone, or with your studies.  “I fell behind in my homework and have to catch up.”

 

Do you have any other phrasal verbs you’d like to use in the IELTS exam?

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          AEE 230: Going to San Francisco? Learn How to "Get Local" with italki Teacher Sarah Honour   

Do you want some help with the local English in San Francisco?

Today, San Francisco native Sarah Honour talks about how you can go local with your English in the City by the Bay!

 

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San Francisco is one of the most unique and amazing cities in the United States.  It’s residents are technology-centric due to their proximity to Silicon Valley, as well as health-centric and nature-centric due to the progressive philosophy that has long been part of the spirit of the city.

Sarah believes that these traits are found in some of the language that San Franciscans use, and that knowing this terminology can help you fit in just a little better.

 

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Here are Sarah’s three top terms for your visit to San Francisco:

  • “Is there an app for that?”:  App is short for application, as in for your phone.  Because the Bay Area is near the center of a major technological development region, there are apps for almost everything in the city — from calling a taxi to getting your groceries delivered.
  • Organic, Local, Sustainable and Seasonal: Food quality is really important to San Franciscans.  Organic means that no pesticides have been used, local means the food was grown nearby, and sustainable means the environment was not harmed to produce it.  Seasonal simply means that it is the natural time of year for the food to grow.
  • “Where’s the wiggle?”: San Francisco is a great city for biking, but it is also a city with lots of hills.  The ‘wiggle’ is the route for biking with the least amount of hills to go up.

 

Have you ever been to San Francisco?

Would you like to go?

Tell us why in the comments section below!

 

Sarah is a 31 year old American who was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, studied Communications in Seattle, Washington, and worked for almost 10 years as a nanny (or babysitter) in San Francisco, California.  She now splits her time between San Francisco and Sardinia, Italy where her boyfriend lives. She is an English teacher on italki, and is learning Italian and sampling as much of the amazing food and wine from Italy as she can.


          AEE 228: Meet Michelle, The New York Radio Girl   

Do you want to start a conversation in English?

Today, Lindsay introduces and talks about conversations with Michelle Kaplan, the new All Ears English co-host!

 

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Michelle was born in Washington DC but now lives in New York City.  She’s musical, likes basketball, and has some unusual tastes in food.  Most importantly, she’s the new All Ears English co-host.

In her premier episode, Michelle talks with Lindsay and offers some simple conversation starters in English.

 

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In conversing with someone new, it’s good to look for things you have in common.  But first you need some basic information.  Here are some great starter questions that might lead to larger discussions:

    • Where are you from (originally)? Is your family still there? Do you visit them often?
    • What are you into? What do you do for fun? (this is like asking, What are your hobbies?, but more natural)
    • Did you go to college? Where?
    • Do you watch any sports?

 

Do you have any other conversation starters?

Share your thoughts in the comments section below!


          Karen's Naturals Dried Fruit & Veggies Giveaway   
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          A Food Lovers Guide To New Zealand   

Although New Zealand is perhaps best known for its breathtaking scenery and natural wonders; as well as being a paradise for those wanting to make the most of the great outdoors, it’s also a fantastic destination for food-lovers too. From … Continue reading

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          AEE 221: When to Use "The" at Thanksgiving Dinner   

When should you use the word ‘the’ in English?

Today, in #1 of the Top 15 Fixes series, we discuss the most common article in the English language, ‘the’!

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Use if the word ‘the’ can be a confusing.  But there are some rules that can help you get it right most of the time.

 

The first requires that you consider whether the focus is on something specific, or something more general.

When focused on specific items, use ‘the’.  If you’re sitting at a table, talking about the food that is actually in front of you, you might say:

  • “Do you like the turkey?”
  • “Yes, the turkey is great!”
  • “Could you please pass the salt?”

When focused on more general terms, you don’t use ‘the’.  If you’re discussing food in general, you might say:

  • “Do you like turkey?”
  • “Have you tried pumpkin pie?”
  • “Cranberries are too tart for me.”

 

Geographical terms can also be tricky for ‘the’.  In most cases, large, well-known geographic places will have ‘the': the content, the Pacific Ocean, the moon.

With specific countries, a country’s formal name might require ‘the,’ while a less formal name might not: the United States, the Russian Federation; America, Russia.

 

Other Entries in the 15 Fixes Series:

 

What have you found difficult about ‘the’?

Tell us all about it in the comments section below!


          AEE 213: Do Yourself a Favor - Learn Make vs. Do in English   

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What’s the difference between do and make in English?

Do you make something, or do you do it?

Today, in #3 of our Top 15 Fixes, we talk about the difficulty of distinguishing when to use these two verbs!

 

Many English learners have difficulty using do and make, often because they are directly translating from their own language. But native English speakers make it even more difficult.  Even though there are some basic rules for using these verbs, native speakers tend to break them.

 

 

Make usually means to create something, from the ground up. Some examples include:

  • Making food, a drink, or anything requiring ingredients
  • Making friends (creating friendships)
  • Making the bed or table (putting things together)
  • Making a phone call, or making mistakes

 

Do usually relates more to a responsibility, an action or a job. Some examples include:

  • Doing dinner, coffee or drinks (something you do together, with others)
  • Doing homework, or doing the dishes (doing a job or work)
  • Doing someone a favor
  • Doing your best

 

Other Entries in the 15 Fixes Series:

 

 

 

What do you make?

What do you do?

Let us know in the comments section at allearsenglish.com/213


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          AEE 171: Learn How to Hack Your American Eating Habits with a Food Expert   

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Do you want to eat like a New Englander, but you're afraid of gaining weight?

Today we talk to food blogger Grace Lentini about the food of New England, and how to eat it!

When in New England, you've got to try the seafood.  Boston had a huge fishing industry, Maine is famous for lobster, and Rhode Island is a great place to find calamari.

Come back to our site for a summary


          AEE 164: How Was Your Meal 3 Phrases TO GO   

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Today you'll get 3 English meal phrases to dine with native speakers!

Dining is a great time to socialize and connect.  But you can’t just listen to yourself chewing food – you have to be active and engaged with others!  But what do you talk about?  How should you start?

Come back to our site to get the 3 phrases


          Action Against Hunger recruitment for Graduate Community Mobilization Assistants   

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and [...]

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          United Nations World Food Programme Vacancy for a Policy Officer   

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve [...]

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          Comment on Court Orders NAFDAC To Warn Consumers Against Drinking Fanta, Sprite With Vitamin C by Varsity Faults FG’s Safety Assurance On Fanta, Sprite   
[…] Lagos High Court, Igbosere, had ordered the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to mandate manufacturers of Fanta and Sprite soft drinks to add a warning on the bottles of the product, that its content cannot be taken with Vitamin C. […]
          AEE 136: Lisa from English Fluency Now Talks About Pacific Northwest Culture   

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Today we have a great guest! We have Lisa Biskup from English Fluency Now.

Lisa is from the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Lisa is going to introduce us to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest and she is going to show us 4 things that are different or unique about her region.

 

4 Things That Are Unique About the Pacific Northwest:

  • People enjoy the outdoors: People are focused on the environment and spending time outdoors. Even though it rains a lot, people like to get out and when it’s nice out, people spend a lot of time sailing, boating kayaking, hiking, etc. The temperatures are mild throughout the year and it’s not “painful” to be outdoors.
  • They value local, organic food: A lot of people in this area value organic and local food, grass-fed beef, etc. There are a lot of farmers’ markets that people go to regularly. There is a huge market for this kind of natural food.
  • A vibrant coffee culture: Starbucks started here! Starbucks brought the coffee culture to Seattle but in Washington there are tons of local coffee roasters and local cafes. The local shops often roast their own blends and have followers. If you are visiting the US, it’s a great idea to go into a cafe or the same cafe every day for several days. You can meet real local people at these places. Try starting a conversation with them.
  • A progressive political culture: A lot of people value things like the environment, gay marriage, and other social issues. Medical marijuana is now legal. The minimum wage has just been increased from $9 per hour to $15 per hour. This is considered a “living wage.”

Visit Lisa’s website at http://www.englishfluencynow.com

 

Bonus vocabulary term: Crunchy

This term can be used as an adjective and it means that people like to spend time in nature.

It’s an American English slang term.

 

Lisa's Bio:

Lisa Biskup is the founder of English Fluency Now, Inc. and the creator of the English Fluency Now podcast.

She works as a private English language coach, helping motivated adult learners reach their fluency goals.

Her audio immersion program "Success with Stories" trains learners to become powerful English speakers, so that they can speak English with confidence and ease. Lisa is a certified Bilingual/TESOL teacher who has enjoyed working with English learners for over 20 years.

Visit Lisa's website at http://www.englishfluencynow.com

 

Have you visited the Pacific Northwest? What did you like about it?

Could you live there? Does the culture match your personality?

Let us know in the comments!


          Pho Nomenal Dumpling brick-and-mortar getting closer to opening date   
Pho Nomenal DumplingThe food truck's first brick-and-mortar location will be located in City Market.
          Cashier - Part-Time - Loblaw Companies Limited - London, ON   
Auto req ID 103931BR Job Category Corporate Stores Job Function - External Posting Cashier Public Job Title Cashier - Part-Time Banner Loblaws Great Food
From Loblaw - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:30:30 GMT - View all London, ON jobs
          AEE 51: English Food Vocabulary You Don’t Know   

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Today you will learn 4 English food vocabulary terms that you definitely don’t know!We talked about these terms in our last episode, Breakfast Success in the US- How to Avoid Gaining Weight You can’t learn these terms in a classroom! Are you ready?? 4 English... Read More

The post AEE 51: English Food Vocabulary You Don’t Know appeared first on All Ears English Podcast | Real English Vocabulary | Conversation | American Culture.


          AEE 50: Breakfast Success in the US – How to Avoid Gaining Weight   

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Today you will learn how to eat a smart breakfast and how to avoid gaining weight while you are living in the US! We have a breakfast culture in the US! Gabby and Lindsay both love to eat breakfast. What are some typical breakfast foods... Read More

The post AEE 50: Breakfast Success in the US – How to Avoid Gaining Weight appeared first on All Ears English Podcast | Real English Vocabulary | Conversation | American Culture.


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          AEE 47: How to Order a Coffee and a Pizza in English   

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Do you want to know how to order street food like a native English speaker? Don’t go hungry when you are in the US! Listen to today’s podcast and role play  Read More

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          Comment on Father’s Day Weekend Trip by Bri   
Is the food from Cambridge Common!? If so, LOVE their curly fries!
          By: miwon hong   
Dogs and cats are family not a food.
          Dietary Aide - BETEL HOME FOUNDATION - Gimli, MB   
Delivery to units; The Dietary Aide assists in all areas of the fast-paced Food Service operation....
From Indeed - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:26:58 GMT - View all Gimli, MB jobs
          KATT URINARY   

Food quality

  • Animal protein 55%

 

SUPPORTS URINARY HEALTH

  • Formulated to obtain a lower urinary pH
  • Lower dietary magnesium and controlled levels of calcium and phosphorus to support urinary health
  • Cranberry to support urinary health
  • Stimulates water intake

GIVES A HEALTHY, SHINY COAT

  • Rich in fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6 to improve the condition of the skin and coat
  • Enriched with copper to stimulate enzymes which maintain the colour of the coat

CONTAINS YUCCA EXTRACT TO ELIMINATE SMELLS

  • Yucca saponins have ammonia-binding activity. When added to the diet, yucca saponins pass through the digestive tract unabsorbed and are excreted in the faeces. In the excreta, the yucca components bind to ammonia and certain other odoriferous compounds and prevent them from being released into the air

PREVENTS HAIR BALLS

  • Contains natural fibre to help prevent forming of hairballs in the intestinal tract
  • Beet fibre helps the passage of food and promotes firm stools

SUPPORTS IMMUNITY

  • Optimal content of fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6
  • Enriched with Vitamins A and E

OPTIMAL TAURINE CONTENT

  • Taurine is an essential amino acid that cats don’t produce themselves, it helps prevent blindness and promotes a healthy heart
  • Contains chicken which is naturally rich in taurine
  • Enriched with extra taurine to guarantee the right level for your cat

PROMOTES A HEALTHY STOMACH

  • Contains fructo-oligosaccharides and yeast which favour ‘good’ bacteria in the stomach and reduce the risk of soft stool
  • Contains lecithin to increase digestibility of fats

Price: 36,58 kr Special Price: 4,80 kr


          Oh Paris, what you have taught me…   
June 21st, 2012 (written on) Last night was a night to remember, but not necessarily for the preferred reasons.  Yesterday began with visiting the Notre Dame and the Sainte-Chapelle.  After Saint Michel we split into smaller groups to find food and for free time.  I went with Garth, Claire, Chris, and Eva to the gardens […]
          Part Time Shipper - Canada Bread - Kanata, ON   
Canada Bread serves major grocery chains, retail outlets and foodservice operations across Canada. Canada Bread Company, Limited is a leading producer and... $14.75 an hour
From canada bread - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 21:05:53 GMT - View all Kanata, ON jobs
          Akcabay Foodtruck   
Akcabay Foodtruck
          DE SCR34   
This concurrent resolution commends the Food Bank of Delaware for its contributions towards ending hunger and resolving the root causes of poverty in the State of Delaware through its increased statewide impact.

2017/06/20 Introduced in Senate
          Organic food store logotype   
Organic food store logotype

Another shot of the brand proposal for an organic food shop in Chicago. This was the one selected by the client.

Watch full project here!

https://www.behance.net/gallery/54305679/Organic-Store-Branding


          Mr Kyla: Logo proposal   
Mr Kyla: Logo proposal

Part of one of my latest freelance projects, a branding for an organic food shop.

Watch full project here! https://www.behance.net/gallery/54305679/Organic-Store-Branding


          Fish Bowl Pendant Lamp - Hanging Pendant Lamp Made From A Vintage Glass Fish Bowl Terrarium - BootsNGus Upcycled Lighting Fixture by BootsNGus   

80.00 USD

Brighten up your kitchen, hallway, bedroom, bathroom or office with this understated pendant lamp from BootsNGus!

A vintage Anchor Hocking Fish Bowl has been given a new life as a simple and sleek pendant lamp. Minimalist and modern, this pendant lamp is perfect with any decor style.

This lamp comes with a brand new white or black 15.5' (foot) pendant cord. You can choose the cord color upon checkout.

This lamp can come with a white ceiling plate and all necessary hardware for direct hard-wire installation into the ceiling, OR it can hang from hooks and then plug into any wall outlet. You can choose the hanging style upon checkout.

If you choose the Direct Hard-Wire hanging option and prefer a brushed nickel or bronze ceiling plate, let us know. They are available and there is no extra charge for this.

Clear glass fish bowl measures 8 1/2 inches in diameter and 8 inches tall.
The lamp takes a standard base bulb.
Maximum wattage is 75 watts. Bulb not included.

Our lights have been featured on ABC TVs Extreme Makeover Home Edition and have been featured in Country Living Magazine, Natural Home and Garden Magazine, Flea Market Style Magazine, Reader's Digest, British GQ Magazine and Canadian House & Home Magazine. Each fixture is handcrafted and assembled by BootsNGus in our studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Selling on Etsy since 2009, we're proud to offer high quality products and stellar customer service. See more of our handmade lighting fixtures and positive reviews here: BootsNGus.etsy.com

Delivery confirmation is included.
We ship worldwide and package our products with care using 100% post-consumer recycled cardboard boxes and certified biodegradable and compostable packing peanuts made from non-food renewable materials.

Thanks for checking out this item from BootsNGus!
Our passion is upcycling vintage glassware and other unique items into beautiful and functional lamps! Our lights hang in homes, offices, restaurants, shops and boutiques all over the globe and we are happy to add to the light of the world!
Please stop by the shop for a look at the rest here: http://www.bootsngus.etsy.com
Please contact us with questions. We are always available to help.

Follow us on Twitter @ BootsNGus

Like us on Facebook: Boots N Gus

*All BootsNGus lighting fixtures and other products are handmade originals ©2009-2015 BootsNGusLLC designs. All rights reserved.
*All BootsNGus photos are originals taken by BootsNGusLLC ©2009-2015. All rights reserved.


          Mason Jar Lamp - Metal Table Top Lamp In Your Choice of Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Green, or Blue - Upcycled BootsNGus Lighting Fixture by BootsNGus   

45.00 USD

Add a burst of color and style to any room with one or more of these mason jar table top lamps!
Perfect for dorm rooms or children's bedrooms.
Fun, functional, unique, and a great way to repurpose old mason jars!

This listing is for 1 lamp in your choice of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, or Pink.
You choose the color upon checkout.
Multiples are available and we do combine shipping.
If you need multiples, please contact us with details.

Lamps are topped with a pint sized mason jar. The lid to the jar is very well ventilated to allow proper air circulation, so the jar doesn't get hot when the lamp is on.

➤Lamp stands 18.5" tall.
➤Lamps come with an on/off switch.
➤Cord measures 6 feet long.
➤Base on lamp measures 5" square.
➤Lamps have 4 padded feet so no scratches on tables or desks!
➤These lamps are extremely easy to assemble and come with instructions on how to put together.

➤Lamps use E12 candelabra base bulbs which are easily found at home improvement or hardware stores. Maximum wattage is 40 watts. Bulb not included.

Our lights have been featured on ABC TVs Extreme Makeover Home Edition and have been featured in Country Living Magazine, Natural Home and Garden Magazine, Flea Market Style Magazine, Reader's Digest, British GQ Magazine and Canadian House & Home Magazine. Each fixture is handcrafted and assembled by BootsNGus in our studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Selling on Etsy since 2009, we're proud to offer high quality products and stellar customer service. See more of our handmade lighting fixtures and positive reviews here: BootsNGus.etsy.com

Delivery confirmation is included.
We ship worldwide and package our products with care using 100% post-consumer recycled cardboard boxes and certified biodegradable and compostable packing peanuts made from non-food renewable materials.

Thanks for checking out this item from BootsNGus!
Our passion is upcycling vintage glassware and other unique items into beautiful and functional lamps! Our lights hang in homes, offices, restaurants, shops and boutiques all over the globe and we are happy to add to the light of the world!
Please stop by the shop for a look at the rest here: http://www.bootsngus.etsy.com

Find BootsNGus elsewhere on the WWW:
instagram.com/bootsngus
twitter.com/bootsngus
Facebook: Boots n Gus

*All BootsNGus lighting fixtures and other products are handmade originals ©2009-2015 BootsNGusLLC designs. All rights reserved.
*All BootsNGus photos are originals taken by BootsNGusLLC ©2009-2015. All rights reserved.


          Mason Jar Cluster Chandelier, 6 Clear Mason Jars, Hanging Pendant Lamp Fixture, BootsNGus Rustic Lighting and Home Decor by BootsNGus   

150.00 USD

Redecorate your space with style and simplicity.

Our mason jar chandelier fits any decor style and is perfect over the kitchen or dining table or island, in the bathroom, or a matching set draping the sides of your bed for the perfect reading light. Porches and patios too!

➤This Mason Jar Chandelier features 6 pint-sized clear clustered glass jar lights.

➤This chandelier can come with a white ceiling plate and all necessary hardware for wiring directly into the ceiling, OR it can hang from hooks and then plug into any wall outlet. You can choose the hanging style upon checkout. (Photos show the chandelier wired into the ceiling with a white ceiling plate.)

➤If you choose the "Wire Into Ceiling" hanging option, the chandelier will arrive with a white ceiling plate attached, all ready for installation. All necessary hardware for installation and easy installation instructions are included. If you choose this option and prefer a silver or bronze ceiling plate, let us know.

➤If you choose the "Plug Into Outlet" hanging option, the cord and chain (from the ceiling hook to the plug that goes into the outlet) is 12 feet long. We include 2 steel ceiling hooks for hanging with this option. Custom cord lengths are available upon request.

➤Measurements: Cluster of jars is 12" Tall X 7" Wide.
Chandelier hangs 3 feet from ceiling to bottom of lowest jar.
Custom hangs lengths are available upon request.

➤Maximum wattage is 25 watts per jar. Chandelier takes E12 candelabra base bulbs which are easily found at home improvement stores, department stores, hardware stores or dollar stores. Bulbs not included. Lids are specially designed to allow heat to escape.

➤220 Volt option is available. 220 Volt is compatible for all of Europe, Asia and Australia and can be selected upon checkout. The 220 Volt option will take standard E27 bulbs. Bulbs not included.

Delivery confirmation is included.
We ship worldwide and package our products with care using 100% post-consumer recycled cardboard boxes and certified biodegradable and compostable packing peanuts made from non-food renewable materials.

Our passion is upcycling Mason jars and vintage glassware into beautiful and functional lamps. Our Mason jar lights have been featured on HBO's Girls, ABC TVs Extreme Makeover Home Edition and have been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, Country Living Magazine, Natural Home and Garden Magazine, Flea Market Style Magazine, Reader's Digest, British GQ Magazine and Canadian House & Home Magazine. Each fixture is handcrafted and assembled by BootsNGus in our studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We've been selling on Etsy since 2009 and are proud to offer high quality products and excellent customer service. Our lights hang in homes, offices, restaurants, shops and boutiques all over the globe and we are happy to add to the light of the world. See more of our handmade lighting fixtures and read positive reviews from our customers here: BootsNGus.etsy.com

Find BootsNGus elsewhere on the WWW:
instagram.com/bootsngus
twitter.com/bootsngus
Facebook: Boots n Gus

*All BootsNGus lighting fixtures and other products are handmade originals ©2009-2015 BootsNGusLLC designs. All rights reserved.
*All BootsNGus photos are originals taken by BootsNGusLLC ©2009-2015. All rights reserved.


          Zones Named Diverse Supplier of the Year by Tyson Foods   

IT Solutions Provider Receives Diverse Supplier of the Year Honor for the Second Time in Five Years

(PRWeb April 20, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12661493.htm


          Class A CDL Truck Driver-Distribution/Route Delive - Springfield Grocer Co | SGC Foodservice - Fenton, MO   
Must be able to hook/unhook various commercial vehicle combinations, manually lower and raise landing gear, operate the fifth wheel release lever, lock and...
From Springfield Grocer Co - Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:50:16 GMT - View all Fenton, MO jobs
          Aetna’s New Corporate Home Is At Center Of Digital Future   

As tourists at Chelsea Market were weaving in and out of shops and restaurants during lunchtime Thursday, others made a bee-line for the elevators.

These bear the names of the corporate giants – Google, Youtube, MLB.com, Food Network – that Aetna Inc., will call neighbors once the insurance company...


          Indigo Host Person - Riverside Hotel - Fort Lauderdale, FL   
DEPARTMENT: FOOD & BEVERAGE REPORTS TO: OUTLET MANAGER DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE SUMMARY: Maintain proper attire as a representative of the hotel.
From Riverside Hotel - Thu, 11 May 2017 01:07:19 GMT - View all Fort Lauderdale, FL jobs
          Nutritional Analysis Market by Parameter, Product Type (Beverages, Bakery & Confectionery, Snacks, Dairy & Desserts, Meat & Poultry, Sauces, Dressings, Condiments, Fruits & Vegetables, Baby Food), Objective, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets   
The nutritional analysis market is estimated to be valued at USD 4.04 Billion in 2017, and is projected to reach USD 5.99 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2017 to 2022. This report includes a study of marketing and development strategies, along with the service portfolios of key service providers. It includes the profiles of leading companies such as Eurofins Scientific SE (Luxembourg), SGS S.A. (Switzerland), Bureau Veritas S.A. (France), Intertek Group PLC. (U.K.), ALS LTD. (Australia), Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation (U.S.), and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (U.S.). ...
          Multi-Computer   
I watched the new iMac launch yesterday and it left me thinking, "why not". I am working with a University that has just agreed to outfit some of their labs with iMacs. The reason, because it can run Windows seemingly as well as a Dell. This has got me thinking, "Are the iMacs pointing us to the future?"

My father went to work for GE back in the late 60's/early 70's after getting out of the Air Force (I promise this is relevant). One of the perks of the job was that he always got to bring home the latest appliances because that was the section he worked in. I remember when the side-by-side refrigerators came into fashion. There were a lot of factors that pushed it. 1) More and more food had preservatives in them and didn't need to be refrigerated so there was less space needed to store cold food. 2) Families grew smaller and didn't need as much storage. 3) The average house wasn't even close to the square footage as it is today so space mattered. People saw that they could get rid of their old freezer and refrigerator and get a combination that fit in the same amount of space as just one of their old appliances.

So how the heck is this relevant? Well I think it shows a trend that people often apply to only computing technology. That is individuals want less physical things that can do more functions. Look at cell phones, Phone + PDA + Camera + GPS device. Part of the problem in my opinion though is that different OS's are better for different types of activities. I think Vista has proven that for me because I bought the Home Premium and it is still just Windows. I know there are a lot of cool things underneath Vista, but at the end of the day even with my $600 vid card for my on-line gaming fix, it still isn't better than the Wii for gaming. Some of that is hardware but a lot of that is simply OS. The new iMac though showed me that hardware is no longer the factor with a single chip set, multiple OS's can be ran on a device. Wouldn't it be cool to have a single computing device that was good for business applications and great for on-demand media and great for music composition and great for gaming. Wouldn't it be cool to have a cool new smart phone that also was a great mobile gaming device (I am talking DS or DS lite cool not Live Search club cool). Well I think the iMac is showing us that this is and should be possible.
          Trump abandons plans for order tightening food aid shipping rules: sources   
President Donald Trump’s administration has dropped plans for an executive order that will require all U.S. food aid to be transported on American ships after members of Congress protested, congressional and aid sources said on Friday. Reuters reported on Thursday that Trump was considering is...
          White House drops plans for excutive order to tighten food aid shipping rules   
Trump was considering increasing to 100 percent the current requirement of 50 percent of such aid be transported on U.S.-flagged vessels.
          Charlotte au Chocolat – Charlotte Silver   
Charlotte au Chocolat is a memoir—part foodie journal/part chronicle of a childhood spent in a well-known restaurant in Harvard Square. Charlotte Silver was named for the dessert and her parents served several versions of it in Upstairs at the Pudding, the third-floor dining establishment at the Hasty Pudding Club. But the chocolate recipe was so […]
          Line Cook - The Grand Beach Hotel, Surfside - Surfside, FL   
Ensure product presentation, quality and cook time are in accordance with Clevelander standards. The Line Cook will be primarily responsible for preparing food...
From The Grand Beach Hotel, Surfside - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:34:42 GMT - View all Surfside, FL jobs
          Food Runner - Clevelander - The Clevelander Hotel - Miami Beach, FL   
Models Clevelander apparel and accessories while serving, and maintaining an appearance consistent with the Clevelander brand.... $8.05 an hour
From The Clevelander Hotel - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:30:44 GMT - View all Miami Beach, FL jobs
          Line Cook Full Time - Clevelander - The Clevelander Hotel - Miami Beach, FL   
Ensures product presentation, quality and cook time are in accordance with Clevelander standards. Prepares food menu items for guest in accordance with... $12 - $14 an hour
From The Clevelander Hotel - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:13:03 GMT - View all Miami Beach, FL jobs
          Prep Cook - Clevelander - The Clevelander Hotel - Miami Beach, FL   
Ensures product presentation, quality, and cook time are in accordance with Clevelander standards. Coordinates daily food portioning and preparation in... $10 an hour
From The Clevelander Hotel - Thu, 11 May 2017 05:28:00 GMT - View all Miami Beach, FL jobs
          Now in Effect: Kentucky Right to Try Act Rejects Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients   
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 29, 2017) – Today, a Kentucky law went into effect that sets the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. A coalition of three Republicans sponsored Senate Bill 21 (SB21). The legislation gives terminally ill patients access…
          Crimson Diner Now Open To Public In Pod Hotel (627 H St NW)   
The Crimson Diner is now certifiably open to the public on the ground floor of the Pod Hotel at 627 H St NW. We stopped by yesterday to get breakfast for dinner and were really quite smitten by the whole thing. The ambience is clean and uncluttered, the food was fantastic and hit the spot, […]
          Corporate Paralegal - LASSONDE PAPPAS AND CO INC - Carneys Point, NJ   
POSITION SUMMARY Great opportunity to focus as a corporate generalist for a leading food and beverage business. Duties will encompass a broad range of
From LASSONDE PAPPAS AND CO INC - Sat, 03 Jun 2017 17:22:26 GMT - View all Carneys Point, NJ jobs
          Comment on Blueberry Wheat Oat Muffins Recipe – Post at Inner Child Food by company website   
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          'Serious concern' after final food court restaurant shuts   
‘SERIOUS concern’ has been expressed about a town centre after the final store in a shopping centre food court shut.
          ☆まぐろのキムチあえ丼&ポテトサラダプレート☆   


晩ご飯ブログランキング

にほんブログ村 料理ブログ 晩ご飯へ


まぐろのキムチあえ丼。

まぐろの刺し身をキムチ漬けであえたユッケ風の大人気丼。

今日また食卓に登場です。

火を使わず、あっという間に完成の丼、暑い季節に何度も登場しそうです。

ちゃちゃっとできて、おつまみにもぴったりなお惣菜を添えて、

ごちそうさまでした。


6月30日のメニュー

・まぐろのキムチあえ丼
・いかのさっと煮
・レタスとカニカマのポテトサラダ
・キャベツとしめじの梅肉あえ
・きゅうりのからしポン酢漬け
・ごぼうとにんじん、ニラのみそ汁







いかのさっと煮


タウリン豊富な旬のいか、とってもやわらか♪

いか2はいの場合
A しょうゆ(大さじ1~1.5) 砂糖・ごま油(各大さじ1)



1.いかはワタを抜き、1cmほどの輪切りに。

2.フライパンに1、Aを入れてよく混ぜます。強火にかけ、いかの色が変わってプリッとするまでいり煮にします。

3.万能ねぎをふっていただきました。




まぐろのキムチあえ丼


材料(2人分)
刺身用まぐろorかつおなど(150gほど) 白菜キムチ(100gほど) 万能ねぎ・のり・白いりごま(各適量)

A ごま油・しょうゆ(各大さじ1ほど) 酢(少々)



1.まぐろは適宜に切ってAであえ、キムチ、万能ねぎを加えてあえます。

2.温かいごはんに刻みのりを散らして1をのせ、いりごまをふります。









レタスとカニカマのポテトサラダ


A 塩・酢・オリーブオイル(各少々)



1.じゃがいもはラップをかけてレンジでチン。皮をむいて熱いうちにAを加えてかるくつぶしながら混ぜます。

2.レタスは細切りにし、カニカマは適宜に切ってほぐします。マヨネーズといっしょに1に加えてあえます。




キャベツとしめじの梅肉あえ


A 梅肉・削りぶし(各適量) みりん・めんつゆ(各少々)



☆キャベツはざく切りにし、しめじとともに熱湯でさっとゆで、湯をきります。水けを絞ってAであえます。




きゅうりのからしポン酢漬け


☆きゅうりは縞目に皮をむいて輪切りにし、ぽん酢しょうゆ(適量)、ねりからし(少々)を合わせた中に入れ、もみ込みます。冷蔵庫で1時間以上冷やします。




ごぼうとにんじん、ニラのみそ汁








おいしく食べて みんなが元気で幸せになりますように



 夜 カミナリさん大暴れだったから 眠いでしゅ。。。








見てくださってありがとうございます。

気温差の激しい毎日です。ご自愛ください。

被災地に穏やかな日常が早く戻りますように。


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応援ありがとうございます


にほんブログ村 料理ブログ 晩ご飯へ 
          ♪手作りサラダチキンでそばサラダ&さばのごま照り焼き♪   


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にほんブログ村 料理ブログ 晩ご飯へ


夏の定番メニュー、そばサラダ。

主食にもぴったり。

簡単手作りサラダチキンもいっしょに、おいしさアップ♪

ごまの風味もいい、さばのごま照り焼きといっしょにいただきました。

ごちそうさまでした。


6月29日のメニュー

・そばサラダ
・さばのごま照り焼き
・オクラのくずし豆腐
・麸といんげんのみそ汁







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