FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Peace River North School Board is intending to sue the developer that sold the property on which the new Margaret ‘Ma’ Murray School is being built for allegedly not disclosing nearly $200,000 in future capital project costs due to the City of Fort St. John.According to the Notice of Civil Claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court on March 15th, School District 60’s Board of Education is seeking judgement against the defendant, Peace Holdings Inc., for $196,919.50 in undisclosed charges. The notice alleges that the School District was not made aware when it bought a piece of land on the City’s west side from Peace Holdings that it would have to pay $11,583.50 every year until 2033 for a sewer project in the area. The suit is also seeking damages for breach of contract, misrepresentation, interest, and legal fees.The notice states that the School District bought the property on March 31, 2015, for $2,820,000. In the purchase agreement dated six days prior, it was stated that the “Seller has no present or future obligation to construct or provide, or to pay any amount of any person in connection with, off-site roads, services, utilities or similar services in connection with the Property, and there are no local improvement charges or special levies against the Property nor has the Seller received any notice of any such proposed local improvement charges or special levies.” The School Board says that contrary to the Representations and Agreements in the sale contract, the property was subject to a local area service charge that would be levied against the property, subject to an agreement between Peace Holdings and the City. The School Board alleges in its notice that it only found out about the charges in May of 2016, when it received a tax notice from the City for a sewer project near the property.The City’s Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey explained that a local area service project is a capital project that can be initiated by residents or by Council. “This type of capital project is primarily used to improve roads including any of the following: paving, street lights, gutter, catch basins, sidewalks, and boulevard restoration,” said Harvey. “It may also be used in sewer projects. Local area service projects split the cost between the City and residents directly benefitting from the improvement, with a 20 year payback term.”Peace Holdings Inc. has not yet filed a response to the civil claim. The full Notice of Civil Claim can be read below.
SCHLEPZIG, Germany — Bastian Heuser swirls the snifter of deep amber whiskey before taking a sip, noting its sweet caramel flavour that soon opens up with hints of spices, nuts and dried fruits.It’s not a single malt from a verdant Scottish glen, nor a sour mash bourbon from the hills of Tennessee. This is an award-winning German rye whiskey produced by the tiny Spreewood Distillery , nestled in a small town among the fields and forests of Brandenburg about an hour’s drive from Berlin.German whiskey is little known outside the country, and the industry is still tiny compared with others. That could change, with distillers seeing both opportunities and dangers with Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and Europe’s trade spat with the U.S. over new tariffs.Both issues may seem far away from the Spreewood Distillery, established in refurbished farm buildings in the town of Schlepzig, home to about 600 people, where the emphasis is on a small, craft product created from locally sourced ingredients.“From grain to glass, we do it all here,” Heuser says at the distillery he has run with his two partners since 2016. “The only thing we don’t have is our own field of rye, but maybe that will come.”More and more micro operations like Spreewood have been opening up in recent years, focusing on small batches of quality whiskey. Nobody quite knows when it happened, but today distilleries producing whiskey in Germany outnumber those in Scotland, about 180 to 130.“It’s crazy how many German whiskey distilleries there are these days,” German Whisky Distillers’ Association president Michaela Habbel says. “Of course the fact still is that German whiskey only accounts for 0.4 per cent of the world market.”In 2017, the entire German whiskey production was worth 11.6 million euros ($13.1 million) — negligible when compared with Scotch whisky exports alone that year, worth some 4.4 billion pounds ($5.8 billion).With such a small overall production of about 6 million litres (about 1.6 million gallons) in 2017, German whiskey is mostly sold on the domestic market. But that doesn’t mean that distillers like Heuser and Habbel aren’t watching international politics, with whiskey featuring prominently in two major current issues — Brexit and U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist tariffs.With 90 per cent of Scotch whisky exported, accounting for 20 per cent of all British food and beverage exports, the Scotch Whisky Association is increasingly concerned about Britain’s looming Brexit exit from the European Union, especially if there is no deal on future trade relations.“Brexit represents a seismic shift for our industry and one which our members are working hard to plan and adjust for,” the association says, noting that the EU is the single most valuable market for Scotch.Across the Atlantic, when Trump imposed tariffs on European steel and aluminum, the EU retaliated last year targeting “typically American” products, including Harley-Davidson motorcycles and bourbon whiskey.With duties looming for Scotch and already on bourbon, Habbel sees opportunity for German distillers.“Maybe the consumer who has always drunk Scotch will look over to the distillery next door and turn to the German product,” she says.But if the whiskey tariffs turn into a long-term issue, Heuser says it would be to nobody’s benefit.Right now, Spreewood only exports small quantities of whiskey to Britain. But it’s hoping to increase that, and is eyeing possible exports to the U.S. down the road.“The U.K. is a very important whiskey market, especially to launch brands, because they’re just very open toward it,” says Heuser, who worked as a bartender in London in a previous life. “And the U.S. is a huge market, especially for whiskey.”Despite being sold mostly domestically, German whiskeys are gaining international recognition. In 2017, a single malt from Habbel’s Hillock Park Distillery won double gold and was named the best whiskey in the world by the “World Spirits Award.”Hillock Park is one of the oldest German distilleries producing whiskey today. The business grew out of the distillery’s production of “korn” liquor — basically moonshine — to provide the daily 200-millileter (about seven-ounce) ration for coal miners in the industrial Ruhr region.“There used to be a really crazy korn culture in Germany years ago,” she says. “And korn is nothing more than an un-aged whiskey with somewhat less alcohol.”Whiskey can be made from many different grains, and has to be aged at least three years in either oak casks that have previously been used to mature other liquor, or virgin oak casks.Malt whiskey is made from malted barley and can only be called Scotch if produced in Scotland, according to EU regulations, and is predominantly matured in used oak casks. The German product is known as single malt. Bourbon must contain at least 51 per cent corn, and rye whiskey predominantly rye grain. Both are typically aged in virgin oak barrels.Whiskey has been growing slowly in market share as Germans move away from more traditional liquors like korn and fruit brandy, and now makes up about 10 per cent of the market, according to the Association of the German Spirit Industry and Importers.German distillers tend to focus on using the raw ingredients readily available in the area, making whiskey from rye, wheat, spelt and other grains, Habbel says.“I don’t think there’s such thing as a ‘German whiskey,’” she said. “The distillers are particularly proud that in Germany there is tons of diversity.”When Heuser took over Spreewood in 2016 with his partners, it was producing brandy and other liquors as well as small batches of whiskey.The three decided to become Germany’s first distillery to concentrate solely on rye whiskey.“If you focus on one thing you can be really good at it,” Heuser said.Heuser says part of the distillery’s appeal is its serene setting and natural approach. In addition to using grain from the nearby fields, it draws water from the river that flows through the tiny town, which attracts about 40,000 eco-tourists each year. Its brand name — Stork Club — refers to large birds that can often be seen flying overhead.The whiskey is aged in three different types of oak barrels, which are mixed together at the end of the aging process for a unique flavour that garnered it several awards and a recent “brilliant” ranking in Jim Murray’s authoritative Whisky Bible.With 500 barrels currently aging and plans to double that this year, Spreewood is growing — but Heuser says Scotland’s got nothing to worry about just yet, Brexit or no Brexit.“We’re just a little fly on the back of an elephant,” he says._____Daniel Niemann contributed to this report from Sprockhoevel.___Follow David Rising at https://www.twitter.com/davidrisingDavid Rising, The Associated Press
The senior United Nations envoy to Kosovo announced today that municipal, assembly and mayoral elections will be held on 17 November in the Serbian province administered by the United Nations since 1999. However, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative in Kosovo Joachim Rücker stressed that the future status of Kosovo takes precedence. “It is crucial that democracy runs its course, notwithstanding the paramount importance of concluding the status problem,” he said, following his meeting with the Team of Unity, a group of representatives of Kosovo Albanian institutions and all major political parties. “I wish to make it clear that the Team of Unity and I are in complete agreement that the status process has absolutely priority,” he said. “I reserve the right to postpone the elections date should there be a conflict – in particular, should the holding of the elections be used as an excuse to delay status.” The Security Council has been deadlocked over a proposal by Mr. Ban’s Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari for a phased process of independence for the province. Earlier this month, the Secretary-General welcomed an agreement to have a troika comprising the European Union, Russian Federation and United States lead further negotiations on Kosovo’s future status. Kosovars will cast ballots in November for Assembly Members and Municipal Assembly Members and, for the first time, will also directly elect a mayor for each of the 30 municipalities of Kosovo, where ethnic Albanians outnumber Serbs and others by nine to one. The electoral system has been changed, with the upcoming polls introducing an open list for seats, according to an UNMIK press release issued in Pristina. Voters will elect both a political entity and up to 10 individuals within the same entity’s candidate list. 31 August 2007The senior United Nations envoy to Kosovo announced today that municipal, assembly and mayoral elections will be held on 17 November in the Serbian province administered by the United Nations since 1999.
Enough vaccines to immunize 1.2 million animals – including cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys and camels – will be handed out in Darfur’s three states over the next two months, thanks to the efforts of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).The vaccines include treatments against haemorrhagic septicaemia, anthrax, sheep pox and black quarter, according to Emmanuel Lujuo, the senior emergency coordinator for the agency in Sudan.“Livestock comprises a greater part of the livelihoods of many people in Darfur… so the impact of this is huge for them,” said Mr. Lujuo. Pastoralists, herders and nomadic communities all stand to benefit from the programme, he noted.FAO has procured the vaccines, which are then airlifted from the national capital, Khartoum, to Darfur by the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping operation in the region (UNAMID). The first batch was flown out yesterday.Within the region, FAO is working with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and officials from the ministries of animal resources in the various Darfur states to train local veterinarians and ensure that the vaccines are adequately distributed and administered.Major animal vaccine campaigns often take place twice a year during the normally arid Darfur region, with one during the current rainy season, when many animals are more susceptible.Oriano Micaletti, the head of UNAMID’s humanitarian protection strategy coordination division, said about 800 kilograms of vaccines will eventually be airlifted under this campaign. The vaccines have to be kept at optimum temperatures during their transport to ensure they arrive in good condition.Mr. Micaletti said the outpouring of thanks which UNAMID has received since the campaign was begin was an indication of the important of livestock to the economic health of many local communities in Darfur. 26 August 2011The United Nations has begun distributing the first batch of more than a million vaccines across Darfur in a bid to protect livestock and other animals in the western Sudanese region from deadly diseases during the current rainy season.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wynne ignores bureaucrats’ warning that new payroll taxes will cost jobs: Tories by Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 29, 2014 1:37 pm MDT TORONTO – By pushing ahead with an Ontario pension plan, Premier Kathleen Wynne is ignoring warnings from her own finance officials that adding new payroll taxes will kill jobs, the Progressive Conservatives charged Tuesday.They said the evidence can be found in a government document — dated last February — that explores the economic impact of various so-called “revenue tools” to pay for a massive expansion of public transit in the Toronto-Hamilton area.Any increase in payroll taxes would have the “largest negative impact” on employment, the document said.It would result in lower business investment, relocation of business to other jurisdictions, reduced work effort and “out-migration of people” over the long term, it said.It also estimates that raising $2 billion annually over 10 years by increasing payroll taxes would cost 18,000 jobs.The governing Liberals should take the advice to heart as they prepare to launch a provincial pension plan in Thursday’s budget, the Tories said.The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan will increase payroll taxes, which means employers won’t have the money to hire more people and workers will have less take-home pay, said Tory finance critic Vic Fedeli.“This isn’t government money going in to pay for this program,” he said.Wynne dismissed the document, saying it has nothing to do with the proposed pension plan. Contributions to a pension plan aren’t taxes either because they don’t go into the provincial treasury, she said.“We know that there is not enough saving that people are capable of, that people are at risk of struggling in their retirement,” Wynne said in the legislature.“So we are going to bring a plan that will allow people to have that retirement security.”Her government has already lowered payroll taxes by reducing the employee health tax for smaller businesses to help create jobs, she added.Wynne can’t have it both ways, said Opposition Leader Tim Hudak.“So which is it, premier? Do you believe that lowering payroll taxes creates jobs, or do you believe increasing payroll taxes creates jobs?” he said. “Honest to goodness, you look like (former premier) Dalton McGuinty.”It’s true that people aren’t saving enough for retirement, but that’s because they’re struggling to find work, Hudak said.“It’s hard to put money aside for a pension when you can’t pay the hydro bill,” he told reporters.“If you’re struggling to get by on a part-time job, you don’t have money for savings. And if you have no job at all, you don’t have a pension.”The document, which was provided to an all-party legislative committee, also provides insight into what new levies the minority Liberals may unveil in the budget to build public transit.While any tax increases would have negative long-term consequences on the economy and employment, the document says raising fuel taxes and fees for using roads would have the smallest impact.But charging motorists for every kilometre travelled within a certain area could cost about 5,000 jobs over 10 years, it said. The outcome would be the same if fuel taxes were increased.
“It is regrettable that this incident took place,” said WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin. “However, we are greatly relieved that the WFP crew members are unhurt and back with us.” The six Bulgarian crew members were flying an Mi-8 helicopter contracted to the WFP from Rumbek in South Sudan to Khartoum in Sudan, where the aircraft was due to undergo regular maintenance. They came under fired from members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLM-N) and were forced to make an emergency landing in a remote area of Sudan’s South Kordofan state.The WFP worked with authorities both in Sudan and South Sudan to locate and recover the crew when contact was lost with the helicopter. Last Monday, the SPLM-N said it was holding the crew, all of whom were unharmed.Negotiations for the crew’s release continued throughout the week, with a group known as the New Sudan Women’s League saying it engaged with the SPLM-N to arrange the return of the crew.The crew was released on Sunday morning and reached a WFP office in Yida near the border with South Kordofan before being flown by another WFP-contracted aircraft from Yida to the Southern Sudanese capital of Juba.The WFP-managed UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) provides air transportation for emergency response in areas of hunger. It provides a critical service for the entire humanitarian community in South Sudan, giving efficient, safe and reliable air transport air transport to humanitarian organisations. It operates on the principles of independence, impartiality and neutrality, regardless of politics.
He said there were be additional police patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the community in the small Pershshire town.Police have blocked off access to the street and appealed for witnesses. “Enquiries are ongoing, however I believe this to have been an isolated and contained incident with no threat to the wider public.“There will be a police presence at the scene for some time while we undertake our investigation and I would like to thank the local community for their patience whilst we carry out our work.” A man has been arrested after a 10-year-old boy died and an eight-year-old girl was found with life threatening injuries in a house in Tayside.Police were called to a property in Union Street, Coupar Angus, by a concerned member of the public at around 2.30am on Sunday.A spokesman said that officers arrived to find an injured man nearby and two injured children inside.A police statement said: “One of these children, an eight-year-old girl, was found to have serious and life threatening injuries and was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. Sadly, a 10-year-old boy found within the property died at the scene.”John Swinney, the Deputy First Minister and the local MSP, said he was horrified by the news emerging from the market town, adding: “My heart goes out to the children and their family and friends. Peace be with them.”Chief Inspector Ian Scott said the girl remained in a serious condition in hospital, adding: “I can confirm that a 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The girl is being treated in Ninewells HospitalCredit:PA
Applied Rigaku Technologies has a new application report that details the analysis of anticipated ash content in unburned coal using the Rigaku NEX QC EDXRF analyser. Rigaku Application Note #1378 demonstrates the capability of energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry for predicting percentage of ash content in coal. The report includes complete information about sample preparation, method calibration and repeatability.Ash content of coal is the non-combustible residue comprised of metal oxides and heavier elements that remain after the organic, gaseous and volatile components are removed through combustion. The ash content affects the coal quality and influences its price. Reliably predicting the ash content in coal before burning is therefore important in many areas throughout the industry. EDXRF offers a fast, straightforward, and low-cost method of predicting the percentage of ash content in coal before it is burned.Analysis is uncomplicated, with the prospective ash material expressed as a percentage of the original weight. This analysis is accomplished by use of a simple and versatile benchtop EDXRF analyser.The performance described demonstrates the capacity of the NEX QC analyser to yield excellent results for the analysis, and illustrates its ability to offer lab analysts or field operators an easy and fast tool for predicting ash content percentage in coal. The versatility of the NEX QC Series also allows for the measurement of elemental and oxide concentrations if the assay values are available for the set of calibration standards.A copy of this report may be requested at: http://www.rigakuedxrf.com/edxrf/app-notes.html?id=1378_AppNoteSince its inception in Japan in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Rigaku and its subsidiaries form a global group focused on life sciences and general purpose analytical instrumentation. With hundreds of major innovations to its credit, Rigaku and its subsidiary companies are world leaders in the fields of small molecule and protein crystallography, Xray spectrometry and diffraction, X-ray optics, as well as semiconductor metrology.
Samsung announced that it will soon launch a new WiFi only version of its Galaxy Tab on April 10th. The tablet will be powered by Android 2.2 and will come with a 7-inch TFT display capable of 1024×768 resolution. It’ll pack 32GB of internal storage plus a microSD slot capable of supporting up to 32GB of additional storage. All that storage is accessible while on-the-go since the tablet is only 12 millimeters thick, weighs only 13 ounces and can easily fit in a pocket or purse.We looked at the Galaxy Tab in the past and found it to be a good tablet, with some problems. It hasn’t encountered the same sort of problems we’ve seen hit the Xoom, but it hasn’t gotten the same sort of praise lavished on the iPad and, now, the iPad 2.AdChoices广告One thing that the Galaxy Tab will have over Apple’s iPad is that it will support Adobe Flash Player 10.1. There are cool perks like search-by-voice function and Google Goggles which is a visual search tool which can utilize pictures to find other relevant content online. If it’s entertainment you are looking for then you might like Media Hub, Samsung’s content service which includes films and television programs for rent or purchase.And of course the big news today is that the Galaxy Tab will be available without 3G. That means a more affordable device, no contracts, and no need to buy it through a carrier if you don’t want to. This change will drop the price of the 7-inch tablet down to a reasonable $349.99, considerably less then the $500 16GB iPad 2. The tablet should be available on Sunday.It’s good news for Android fans, but we’re still more excited about the newer Galaxy Tab 10.1 as well as Samsung’s iPod touch competitors, the Galaxy Player 5.0 and Galaxy Player 4.0.Read more at Samsung’s press release.
18,156 Views Friday 9 Dec 2016, 3:36 PM Updated 10 December 11.45am.BOXES OF SINN Féin newsletters, posters, leaflets and other promotional material were dumped in a forest in Rathangan Co Kildare.The rubbish includes newsletters, election campaign material, posters, leaflets, notices and other branded material.It also included leaflets and posters of Sinn Féin members including Kathleen Funchion, Michael Colreavy, and Brian Stanley – who is the Sinn Féin spokesperson on Climate Change and the Environment.In a statement, Stanley told TheJournal.ie, “A man called our offices stating some Sinn Féin election material has been disposed of at a forest. Party material had been taken during the election including posters.Within one hour, Sinn Féin members called to the site and found election material and immediately removed all of it and photographed the site. Sinn Féin members did not dump this material. Dec 9th 2016, 3:36 PM Leaflets from Sinn Féin’s environment spokesperson dumped in Kildare wood Sinn Féin said it wasn’t a member of the party who dumped the rubbish. Share Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article A Sinn Féin spokesperson said “The leaflets shouldn’t have been dumped, and were not dumped by any Sinn Féin members.As soon as the members became aware of it they went to the site themselves and cleared it all up.Although a local says that when the returned to the area, only the Sinn Féin material had been removed, the party says that it cleared all the rubbish that had been dumped with the Sinn Féin material.The spokesperson said, “Sinn Féin members cleaned up the Sinn Féin material that was dumped there.This is an area that sees a lot of illegal dumping. Sinn Féin members are not responsible for cleaning up the area.Stanley added that the same man contacted the offices the next day stating Sinn Féin material was still there.Party members again inspected the site and found Sinn Féin material and removed it. They again photographed the site.Stanley said this activity was reported to Kildare County Council.TheJournal.ie has contacted Coillte and Kildare County Council for comment on the incident.Additional reporting by Cliódhna Russell. Read: ‘It will destroy tourism here’: Islanders worried as ferry set to be decomissionedRead: ‘Just vile’: St Vincent de Paul on €1,500 Dublin charity shop robbery By Gráinne Ní Aodha 179 Comments Short URL Leaflet from Brian Stanley, TD for Laois/South Kildare and a spokesperson for the environment. http://jrnl.ie/3130388
This week was extremely busy – it literally flew by. As part of my role with Meath Local Sports Partnership I was out visiting community walking groups this week. I assisted group leaders in areas including Carnaross, Navan, Donore, Castletown and the Hill of Tara, Co Meath.Each walk was approximately 5K which means I managed to walk 25K this week. That’s not including my two GAA football training sessions.Planning aheadI had a lot of people writing to me on social media last week following my first article. Some of the questions were how do I keep motivated and how do I manage to fit in my exercise and food prep when working full-time with a two-year-old child.My answer is to plan ahead, be prepared and make sure you get enough sleep at night. For example, I do my full week’s food shopping on a Sunday so that I have everything I need for the week going forward. I plan my breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner the night before. Then I am ready to go when I get up at 6.45am for work.I find if I don’t do that in advance I get carried away with my morning duties, getting Molly ready, and would end up leaving the house empty handed, eating on the go.I call myself the #PrepqueenI don’t care if someone sees me driving to work with tubs of food for my breakfast, snack and lunch sitting on the passenger seat. That’s what works for me. I call myself the #Prepqueen.Another thing I know gets in my way is that if I don’t get enough sleep at night I am a completely different person. I have no willpower and turn to food I shouldn’t throughout the day. My motivation comes from me, if I don’t look after myself – who will?This week I got swollen glands and a chesty cough which ended up leaving me with a few sleepless nights. This set me back a little. My energy levels dropped and all I wanted to do was curl up in my bed or on the couch with a cup of tea, chocolate and watch the soaps. But no. I got on with my daily agenda as I was determined not to let it get in the way.The weigh inI weighed in on 15/01/2017 (Sunday) and I was down one pound which leaves me at 14st 5lbs. I am a little disheartened as it’s just one pound but I am going to accept it and look at the fact that it’s a pound in the right direction. It’s all about taking the positives and acknowledging your hard work.Some people may think walking 25k and following a food plan will ensure you drop numerous pounds, but when your body is tired and you’re sick, it will rebel against it. Let’s hope my hard work will show on my weigh in next week.This week’s OT menu was adventurous. Some of my favourite main meals this week include mango chicken with sweet potato wedges, creamy courgette and prawn pasta, sweet and sour vegetable and cashew nut stir fry and creamy mushroom pasta.Creamy Mushroom Pasta Recipe Lucy’s creamy pasta dinner. By Lucy Dillon http://jrnl.ie/3191259 Operation Transformation diary: ‘I’m disheartened that I’ve only lost a pound but I’m going to accept it’ Planning your meals in advance and doing your weekly shop on Sundays are my two secrets to successful weight loss, writes Lucy Dillon. Lucy Dillon 53 Comments 90g almond milk1 mandarin (fresh or tinned in own juice) (70g)60g 3% fat natural greek yogurt2 teaspoons chia seeds1 cup frozen berries (boiled before use) (125g)½ cup spinach (10g)2 small carrots (80g)I will leave you all with a little motivation for this week: Take one step at a time, plan your exercise and food in advance, get enough sleep and smash this week.Anyone with any questions or who wants to follow my plan and see my progress can check me out on Snapchat at lucydillon1 and Facebook at Love Lucy x.That’s me for another week and I hope you all have a healthy one. Love Lucy xOperation Transformation airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8.30pm on RTÉ One.Operation Transformation diary: ‘I can actually go into clothes shops now and buy clothes I want to wear’> Wednesday 18 Jan 2017, 8:00 PM Short URL Jan 18th 2017, 8:00 PM 333 Views Share Tweet Email 120g wholewheat pasta150g mushrooms, sliced125g spinach125g light cream cheese½ tablespoon lemon juice1 teaspoon oregano, dried1 tablespoon rapeseed oil1 reduced sodium vegetable stock cube added to 240mls waterPepper to seasonI usually have porridge every morning but I decided to mix it up during the week. I made the berry and chia smoothie which was delicious. I didn’t think it would fill me up until my mid morning snack but it sure did, and it was very refreshing.Berry and Chia Smoothie Recipe Berry and chia breakfast smoothie. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Patagonie : feu vert pour un projet hydroélectrique controverséUne commission d’évaluation environnementale a approuvé un projet hydroélectrique très controversé au Chili. Il est question de construire cinq barrages dans deux vallées sauvages de l’immense réserve naturelle qu’est la Patagonie.HydroAisen, c’est le nom qui a été donné au projet énergétique le plus ambitieux du Chili, né d’un consortium avec l’Espagne. Le coût total du chantier est estimé à quelque 3,2 milliards de dollars, et devrait permettre la production de 2.750 mégawatts. Cinq barrages hydroélectriques devraient ainsi être construits sur les fleuves Baker et Pascua, dans la région d’Aisen.À lire aussiDécouvrez les impressionnantes images de l’éruption du volcan CalbucoMalgré la vive opposition des écologistes et de nombreux citoyens, une commission d’évaluation environnementale a donné son feu vert à ce projet, rapporte Romandie. Une décision prise après trois ans de discussions et d’études quant à l’impact de ses cinq barrages sur la Patagonie. Les opposants au projet se sont réunis devant le bâtiment de Coyhaique qui accueillait la réunion de la commission, et entendent bien poursuivre leur combat, en faisant appel devant un conseil ad hoc de ministres notamment. Le collectif “Patagonie sans barrages”, qui rassemble associations et riverains, a annoncé être prêt à mener une véritable guérilla juridique pour obtenir l’annulation du projet.Un sondage réalisé en avril a révélé que 61% des Chiliens étaient opposés à la construction des barrages hydroélectriques d’Aisen, craignant l’impact qu’ils pourraient avoir sur les forêts, les steppes, les lacs et les glaciers qui font de la Patagonie un véritable paradis pour les amoureux de la nature.Le 14 mai 2011 à 20:14 • Emmanuel Perrin
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Special Olympic athletes, along with the Broward Sheriff’s Office, have begun their annual Torch Run.Beginning on Thursday at 8 a.m., BSO officials joined the athletes in a 29-mile course from Broward County’s southern to its northern county line.“This shows the community what kind of relationship we have, and this is what we do,” said BSO Lt. Steve Feelet. “We come out, and we support Special Olympics because we care. It isn’t any different from what we do every day. They go out and work because they care. This is our way of caring and helping Special Olympics.”The international event not only raises money but brings awareness to the athletes who participate in Special Olympics.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Vijayawada: In order to clear extra rush of passengers, South Central Railway would run 20 special trains on Secunderabad – Guwahati – Secunderabad route, according to SCR press release.Train no 02513 Secunderabad – Guwahati special train will depart Secunderabad at 5:40 am on August 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and on 31 (Thursdays) and arrive Guwahati at 8:45 am on Saturdays. In the return direction, No 02514 Guwahati – Secunderabad special train will depart Guwahati at 11:55 pm on August 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2 (Saturdays) and arrive Secunderabad at 4 am on Tuesdays. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us En route these special trains will stop at Warangal, Khammam, Rayanapadu, Eluru, Rajamundry, Samalkot, Anakapalli, Duvvada, Kottavalasa, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam Road, Palasa, Berhampur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Bhadrakh, Balasore, Kharagpur, Rampurhat, Malda Town, Barsoi, Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri, New Coochbehar, New Bangaigaon, and Kamakhya in both the directions. These trains will comprise of AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper Class and Luggage-cum-Brake van coaches.
Battery3,550 mAh (26.27 W) CameraMain: 2.0-megapixel cameraFront:1.0-megapixel camera ModelXolo Win Xolo, subsidiary of the India smartphone maker, Lava International has unveiled the AMD powered tablet PC at the ongoing electronics trade fair International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2014 at Las Vegas, USA.Commenting on the partnership with the American chipmaker, AMD, Lava International Ltd, Co-founder and Director, Mr Vishal Sehgal, said: “Providing superior product experience is at the core of XOLO’s proposition to its target customers, hence joining hands with a technology leader like AMD makes perfect sense.””With AMD’s unique Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), featuring both a CPU & GPU on a single piece of silicon, we look forward to this strategic partnership to provide the best performance and graphics on mobile devices,” he added.The new Xolo Win is also the company’s first Windows OS based tablet. It features 10.1-inch LED screen with 1366x768p resolutions and packs 1.0GHz AMD A4 Elite Mobility processor (Temash) paired with Radeon HD graphics, 2GB DDR3 RAM and 32GB flash memory. The tablet is said to be made available in the subcontinent by the end of January, however the price of the device is still under wraps.Just hours before the launch of Xolo Win, company’s Indian counterpart Micromax too unveiled a tablet dubbed as LapTab at CES 2014. It boasts of dual-boot options capable of running both Android mobile OS (v4.2 Jelly Bean) and the Microsoft’s new Windows 8.1. The device is slated to hit Indian stores next month. [To know more about Micromax LapTab, click here]Key specifications of Xolo Win:ModelModelXolo WinXolo WinModelDisplayXolo Win10.1 LED screen with 1366x768p resolutionsModelOSXolo WinWindows 8ModelProcessorXolo WinAMD A4- 1200 dual-core processor (Temash) with 1GHz CPU speedModelGPUXolo WinAMD Radeon HD graphicsModelRAMXolo Win2GB DDR3ModelStorage CapacityXolo Win32GB EMMC ModelCameraXolo WinMain: 2.0-megapixel cameraFront:1.0-megapixel cameraModelBatteryXolo Win3,550 mAh (26.27 W)ModelAdd-onsXolo WinWireless LAN+Bluetooth v4.0, G-sensor, speakers x 2 (1.5W each) RAM2GB DDR3 OSWindows 8 ProcessorAMD A4- 1200 dual-core processor (Temash) with 1GHz CPU speed GPUAMD Radeon HD graphics Display10.1 LED screen with 1366x768p resolutions Storage Capacity32GB EMMC Add-onsWireless LAN+Bluetooth v4.0, G-sensor, speakers x 2 (1.5W each)
Share Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates released the following statement on the Clemency Initiative: “In late August, we made a promise: that the Department of Justice would review and make a recommendation to President Obama on every commutation petition from a drug offender then in our possession. I’m proud to say we kept that promise. The Office of the Pardon Attorney has now processed more than 16,000 petitions since the launch of the Clemency Initiative in April 2014, ensuring that President Obama had the information he needed to evaluate worthy cases up until the final week of his presidency. With 1,715 commutations in total, this undertaking was as enormous as it was unprecedented, and I am incredibly grateful to the teams of people who devoted their time and energy to the project since its inception. By restoring proportionality to unnecessarily long drug sentences, this Administration has made a lasting impact on our criminal justice system.” In his last major act as President, Barack Obama is cutting short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes. The list includes three from Houston and 18 more from Texas. The move brings Obama’s bid to correct what he’s called a systematic injustice to a climactic close.WhiteHouse.govScreengrab of Dec 1 AM Press Conference.Obama has now commuted the sentences of 1,715 people, more than any other president in U.S. history. During his Presidency, Obama freed 568 inmates serving life sentences. The final batch of commutations is the most any U.S. President has issued in a single day. The inmates from Houston who received reduced sentences were:John Timothy Cotton – Houston, TXOffense: Continuing Criminal Enterprise; Western District of LouisianaSentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (January 26, 2005)Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.Charlie Lee Ross, Jr. – Houston, TexasOffense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (six counts); Western District of LouisianaSentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $20,000 fine (January 25, 2001)Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019 and unpaid balance of $20,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.Damenion Sims – Houston, TXOffense: Possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of LouisianaSentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 20, 2008)Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatmentIt’s the culmination of a second-term effort to remedy consequences of decades of onerous sentencing requirements that Obama’s said put tens of thousands of drug offenders behind bars for too long.
Explore further Citation: Genetically modified cows may one day produce human breast milk (2011, April 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-genetically-cows-human-breast.html (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers in China led by Ning Li, the director of the State Key Laboratories for AgroBiotechnology at the China Agricultural University, have created cow milk similar to human breast milk which could one day replace the need for baby formula. New insights on link between early consumption of cows’ milk and Type-1 diabetes More information: Yang B, Wang J, Tang B, Liu Y, Guo C, et al. (2011) Characterization of Bioactive Recombinant Human Lysozyme Expressed in Milk of Cloned Transgenic Cattle. PLoS ONE 6(3): e17593. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017593 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Currently cow milk is not readily digested and absorbed by human infants, so for those mothers who choose not to breastfeed or who are unable, the only current alternative is formula. Many argue that infant formula is inadequate in providing the full nutrients an infant needs. Human milk contains numerous proteins as well as human lysozyme (HLZ), which is a key in fighting bacteria and boosting an infant’s immune system.With this in mind, Li and his team introduced human lysozyme and other human proteins into the embryos of Holstein cattle and then placed these embryos into surrogate cows. In this recent study, printed in Public Library of Science One, the researchers state that it was cloning technology used to introduce the human genes into the cows DNA. When these genetically modified cows started lactating, the milk they produced contained HLZ as well as other human proteins such as lactoferrin and lactalbumin which also help to boost an infant’s immune system. A purification process was then used to increase the fat content and milk solids, as well as make the milk taste closer to that of human breast milk. It is the researcher’s hope that one day we will be able to purchase this genetically modified cow’s milk in grocery stores.Protestors against the cloning and genetic modification of animals worry about the animal welfare, as well as the possible danger of exposing infants to this genetically modified milk. In one of the experiments in this study, of the 42 calves born, ten died not long after birth and the other six died within months. Health problems are not uncommon in genetically altered animals and they suggest this be taken into consideration before suggesting infants consume this milk. © 2010 PhysOrg.com
When I opened the bottle a few evenings ago, I allowed it to breathe for a few minutes and then did all the usual things – I dug into my pigment vocabulary to find the right words to describe the hue (deep dark crimson red), then I put my nose to the glass to inhale the fragrance (ripe berries and cherries, chocolate and wood, licorice and spice) and finally (growing impatient), I sipped the wine and let my palate (and all my other senses) engage in the sensory wine experience.First DropAt the beginning the wine was pleasant and interesting – but a bit too cherry/berry for me. I was not in a rush (I was enjoying music at a jazz concert), so I continued to sip it slowly throughout the performance. Much to my delight, as the evening progressed, the wine opened and blossomed, gaining a depth of taste and smell that was a delicious surprise.Sadly, the evening ended – but…there was wine left in the bottle! Leave it for the waiters? Throw it away? No – I recorked it and took it home, stuck it in the refrigerator and went to sleep. The next evening, I took the bottle out the refrigerator, let it warm to room temperature (for over an hour), poured it into a glass and took a sip! It was even better! The longer it was opened, the better it got.The spiciness comes from Zinfandel, Merlot provides softness and a lush quality and blends well with the sterner, later-ripening and higher tannin Cabernet Sauvignon that also adds eucalyptus and cassis. It is the Petite Syrah that provides the sweetness. Tom of Finland’s OUTstanding Red deserves to be an addition to a wine collection.Not a One Night StandThis is a wine that lasts longer than a one-night stand. The TOF wine is intended as a tribute to the art of Touko Laaksonen, a Finnish artist who died in 1991. In 1957, Laaksonen started a cultural movement with his iconic homoerotic art and is considered and respected as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His works are part of permanent collections in museums throughout the world. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… During his lifetime Laaksonen was involved in producing two documentaries: Boots, Biceps and Bulges: The Life and Works of Tom of Finland (1988); and Muscle Academy (1981). His work has influenced global cultures, including lifestyles, political tolerance, music, design, fashion and art.Tom believed in pleasure and enjoyment of life that included indulging ones sensual side plus an appreciation of self-expression, openness and freedom. The wine is a manifestation of this legendary artist and his philosophy.Doing Good While Enjoying TOFLaaksonen’s name has been licensed since his death to promote many products including the OUTstanding RED that launched in Finland in 2016 and is available (direct to consumers) in the $20+ price range. The Tom of Finland Foundation, a non-profit organization (1984) started by Laaksonen and Durk Dehner, acts as the largest archive of the late artist’s prolific collection, and produces a series of artist-in-residency programs, art fairs, and exhibitionsThe wines are produced in California in partnership with the Tom of Finland Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to “educate the public as to the cultural merits of erotic art and the promotion of healthier, more tolerant attitudes toward sexuality through experiential workshops, residencies and exhibitions.”Tom of Finland’s art work is noted as an important gay iconography in the world. With every purchase of Tom of Finland Wines’ OUTstanding Red, a portion of the proceeds is donated directly to the Tom of Finland Foundation, promoting human rights and sexual expression through artwork. For additional information, click here.© Dr. Elinor Garely. This copyright article, including photos, may not be reproduced without written permission from the author. Like this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Going to pride at university inspired me to come out as bisexualCelebrating pop culture, drag queens, and porn starsPuerto Vallarta Tourism Chief: Visit to become one of us, you will be safe!More articles on eTurboNews click here Share this: The adage, “wine improves with time,” usually refers to the many years wine rests in temperature-controlled cellars, allowing the chemistry and alchemy to enhance the palate experience. In the case of the OUTstanding Red wine from Tom of Finland, the time to wait is much shorter and can be counted in hours and days and not years.Open It
From January to October this year, a total of 14 women were murdered in Costa Rica, a 53 percent decrease over the same period last year, Costa Rica’s Women’s Issues Ministry reported Monday.In 2012, 26 women were murdered, down from 64 in 2011, showing a steady decrease in femicide cases. Of the 14 victims in 2013, all were killed by husbands or former lovers, the ministry said. The numbers were reported during a Monday ceremony in San José to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Officials from the National Women’s Institute said the decrease was “mostly achieved due to prevention policies” implemented by that agency.Women’s Issues Minister Isabel Chamorro said at the ceremony that “this should be a day to promote more effective and efficient actions to prevent, and especially end, impunity.”Public Security Minister Mario Zamora said ”the struggle for women’s rights is currently one of the most important operational objectives for the National Police.”Last Friday, hundreds of people attended Costa Rica’s second Slut Walk in downtown San José to speak out against violence against women and denounce recent statements on rape by Accessibility Without Exclusion Party presidential candidate and former lawmaker Óscar López.Costa Rica registers far fewer femicides than other countries in the region. El Salvador has the highest rate in the world, at 12 per 100,000 people, followed by Jamaica (10.9) and Guatemala (9.7), according to a 2012 report by the Small Arms Survey, an independent research project in Geneva, Switzerland.According to the report, more than half of the 25 countries with very high femicide rates are in Latin America. Citing the same report, U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang pointed out that in 2011, 647 women were murdered in El Salvador and 375 in Guatemala. Femicide is considered to be the second leading cause of death of women of reproductive age in Honduras. Facebook Comments No related posts.
Club Med Travel Agent Survey Winners AnnouncedClub Med Travel Agent Survey Winners AnnouncedClub Med would like to congratulate the five lucky Travel Agents, each winning a $100 voucher for completing Club Med’s annual Travel Agent Survey. A total of 470 Australian Agents completed the 66 question survey within the two week survey period.The 2017 Club Med Travel Agent Survey winners are:Monique Cook from Helloworld Mornington Cruise and Travel (VIC)Scott Docherty from Flight Centre Miranda (NSW)Kirsten Ault from Flying Colours Travel (VIC)Rachael Pearce from Ract Helloworld Devonport (TAS)Cassandra Zayonce from TravelManagers (QLD)From the survey, Club Med are proud to say that 74 percent of travel agents position Club Med as Premium offer and 97 percent think that all-inclusive is the best feature of Club Med Resorts, 74 percent that activities is the best feature and 70 percent the Kids club.Club Med value the contribution of Travel Agents to their overall business and continue to work hard to deliver travel agents with the tools they need to sell Club Med holidays.Travel Agents can access Club Med sales tools and marketing resources from the Club Med Travel AgentPortal www.clubmedta.com.au (AU) www.clubmedta.co.nz (NZ)Source = Club Med