China rejects Trump criticism on trade

first_imgThe twogovernments are locked in an escalating tariff war over complaints aboutBeijing’s trade surplus and technology ambitions. It threatens to tip theglobal economy into recession. (AP) A foreignministry spokesman called on Trump to “meet China halfway” in settling trade disputes. In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, a woman walks by a money exchange shop decorated with different countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. APcenter_img BEIJING – Chinaurged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to listen to developing countries andoppose bullying after the American leader criticized its trade status at theUnited Nations.last_img

Gardai catch TWO drivers speeding at 156kph

first_imgGardai in Letterkenny yesterday nabbed two drivers speeding at 156kph.Both drivers were 56kph in excess of the 100kph speed zone for the area they were in.The two drivers were caught on the same stretch of road. Both will appear at a future sitting of the local court. Gardai catch TWO drivers speeding at 156kph was last modified: September 4th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Spartans, Lady Spartans named to all league teams

first_imgRed Bluff >> Three softball and five baseball players were selected by league coaches to be members of the Eastern Athletic and Sacramento River All League teams.Senior Allyson Drury was selected at second base for the softball team. On the baseball team, Spartans second baseman Payton Edwards was selected as an infielder, Austin Youngblood as an outfielder, Tanner Tweedt at catcher and Kolby Button at pitcher. Button, Edwards and Youngblood are seniors, Tweedt a junior.Honorable mentions …last_img

Answers for your food questions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Chow Line is a service of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences that provides answers to consumers food related questions. Below are some recent consumer questions and the answers. Send your questions to Chow Line, c/o Martha Filipic, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH, 43210-1043, or [email protected] are enjoying fresh vegetables from our garden, especially the tomatoes. But we have a disagreement about whether or not they are actually healthier than store-bought fresh or even canned tomatoes. We each think we’ve read information that contradicts the other. Who’s right? You’re both right, depending on a few factors.There are few things better than biting into a fully ripe, meaty, juicy tomato fresh-picked from the garden. And as long as it doesn’t sit around on the kitchen counter very long, you will get the peak amount of nutrition that the tomato has to offer.Homegrown vegetables have two things going in their favor over store-bought: They have a longer time on the vine, and they have a shorter time in storage and, of course, transport. Tomatoes sold at the grocery store are usually picked before they’re completely ripe so they can withstand the rigors of being boxed up and transported across the state, the country or even the ocean. Before they’re sold, they’re ripened artificially with ethylene, a gas that plants actually produce naturally. But that results in a ripeness that’s not quite the same as when you pick that love apple off the vine yourself at peak maturity. That’s when fruits and vegetables typically have the most vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.To retain the most nutrients, store your fresh produce properly. While 55 degrees F is the optimal storage temperature for tomatoes, room temperature will do, and keep them out of direct sunlight. Proper storage helps slow the respiration process. After being picked, produce continues to “breathe,” or respire, breaking down carbohydrates to use as energy and resulting in the loss of flavor and nutrients. Some types of produce, such as asparagus, broccoli, mushrooms, peas and sweet corn, have higher respiration rates than others and are more perishable. Others, such as apples, garlic, grapes, onions and potatoes, have low respiration rates, allowing them to be stored for a longer time and still retain their quality. Tomatoes are in between, classified with carrots, peaches, pears, lettuce and peppers as having a moderate respiration rate.When produce is commercially canned or frozen, it is processed immediately after harvest to take advantage of the product’s peak ripeness and to lock in as many nutrients as possible. The product is then stored in a way to protect it from heat, light and oxygen, all of which naturally destroy nutrients. So, compared with “fresh” produce that may have been picked before it was fully ripe and spent days or weeks in less-than-optimal storage or transport conditions, canned and frozen versions often retain more of the original nutrients.Canned tomatoes also provide another benefit: A phytonutrient in tomatoes, lycopene, is absorbed more readily by the body from processed tomatoes than fresh. Lycopene has been associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer. So, in that way, canned tomatoes are more beneficial than fresh. When my children don’t like what’s offered for school lunch, I pack a sandwich and they carry it in a brown paper bag. My kids say most of their friends use insulated bags when they bring their lunch. Is that necessary? It depends on the sandwich. If it contains anything perishable — lunchmeat, for example — then you’re taking a risk. It may be hard to believe, but about one in six Americans gets food poisoning every year. While most cases aren’t severe enough to be reported, about 128,000 people end up hospitalized.The most frequent cause of foodborne illness, Salmonella, is responsible for about 42,000 reported cases annually, and almost half are infants and school-age children. Young children are generally more at risk than adults, so keep that in mind as you determine what to pack for lunch, and how to pack it. Bacteria multiply rapidly between 40 and 140 degrees F, so perishable foods shouldn’t be kept at room temperature for more than two hours before being eaten.Besides lunchmeat, perishable foods include eggs, yogurt, tofu, hummus, cut fruit and vegetables, and tuna, chicken or ham salad.Perishable foods may be unsafe to eat by lunchtime, so using an insulated lunch box is recommended. Include a frozen gel pack or other cold source to ensure the food will remain below 40 degrees F until your child’s lunchtime. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends using at least two cold sources in insulated packs, such as a freezer pack and a frozen bottle of water or frozen juice box. By lunchtime, the beverages should be thawed and ready to drink.If you want to avoid concern about keeping the lunch cold enough, pack only nonperishables. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a good example: Bread isn’t perishable, and neither is peanut butter or jelly. Unopened canned tuna or chicken (or other canned meat and fish) are other options. Just pack a pouch or a can with a pop-top lid along with a fork or spoon, and your kids have their main course all set. Single-serving containers of fruit and pudding that you find on grocery store shelves (not the refrigerated section) are also safe at room temperature. Other items that are shelf-stable include whole fruits with a peel (think apples, oranges, bananas, plums and grapes), hard cheese, dried fruit, nuts, chips (look for healthier options), crackers, cereal bars and pickles.It’s also important to be sure to keep things clean. Before preparing pack lunches, wash counters, cutting boards and utensils with a clean dishrag and hot, soapy water, and wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Clean the insulated box or bag with hot soapy water after each use, and don’t re-use paper bags. If you pack lunch the night before, keep it in the fridge with the lid open for proper cooling.Talk with your children about leftovers. They should be discarded, and perishable items should never be eaten at a later time. I’ve never been a fan of Nutrition Facts labels, but a friend recently mentioned that she reads them all the time, using something called the “520 rule.” What is the 520 rule? Ah, she was talking about what is known as the ”5-20 rule,” and it applies to the Daily Value percentages that are listed on the label.Basically, it’s just a quick guideline to use when you look at those percentages to determine how a food might fit into your daily dietary goals.Any nutrient listed as 5% or less of the Daily Value is considered low. Any listed as 20% or more of the Daily Value is considered high.For nutrients you want to limit, such as saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, try to choose foods with low Daily Value percentages. Foods with 5% or less would be great choices, while it would be smart to limit foods with 20% or more.For nutrients you want to get enough of, such as fiber, vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron, look for foods with 20% or more of the Daily Value. A food with 5% or less of the Daily Value for those nutrients simply isn’t a good source of them.By now, you are probably wondering, “What the heck is a Daily Value?” Simply put, the Daily Value is a generic nutrient-intake standard based on a 2,000 calorie-a-day diet. For key nutrients, the Nutrition Facts label provides percentages of the Daily Value that a serving of the food contributes toward the daily total.In reality, daily nutrient recommendations depend on your age and gender. However, it’s not practical to have different food labels for each individual group, so Daily Values are used instead. Still, it could be important for you to know where your needs vary.For example, the Daily Value for calcium is 1,000 milligrams, so a food with 300 milligrams of calcium in it would have a Daily Value percentage of 30%. But teenagers need 1,300 milligrams of calcium a day, and women 51 and older and men 70 and older need 1,200 milligrams a day. So, even if you consume 100% of the Daily Value of calcium, you still might not be getting enough.Sodium is similar. The Daily Value for sodium is 2,400 milligrams, but that might be too much for some people, especially those with hypertension.Daily Value percentages aren’t listed for everything on the label. For example, you won’t see a percentage for trans fats, because, basically, there is no level of trans fat that’s recommended for consumption. You should keep it as close to zero as possible.Also, a Daily Value percentage for protein is listed only when a food makes some type of claim for protein, such as a high-protein breakfast bar. In those cases, the percentage is based on a total Daily Value level of 50 grams of protein a day.Once you start examining the Daily Values, you can find yourself getting lost in a bit of a rabbit hole. But you don’t need to know all the nitty-gritty to make them useful. Just use the percentages — and the 5-20 rule — to make comparisons between foods to help you make the best choices.last_img read more

Innovation award 2018 for intelligent beacons GIL honors Fliegl Counter SX

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The German Society for Computer Science in Agriculture, Forestry and the Food Industry (GIL) has awarded the Fliegl Counter SX with the Innovation Award 2018 during its 38th Annual Meeting in Kiel, thereby honoring an “outstanding, innovative contribution in agricultural computer science”.From the official communication of the GIL: The GIL e.V. awards the prize to the joint submission of the companies Fliegl Agrartechnik GmbH, Pöttinger Landtechnik GmbH and Sigfox for the development of the Beacon + GPS + Sigfox (Fliegl COUNTER SX, Pöttinger PÖTPRO Guide), submitted by Franz Höpfinger (Fliegl Agrartechnik GmbH).The Fliegl COUNTER SX is an innovative beacon that extends the beacon technology to include an acceleration sensor, GPS module, Sigfox wireless technology and data memory. The features are intelligently interlinked and together they provide a new application range and data depth: The Fliegl COUNTER SX can usefully generate, store and transfer data in a variety of different processes. The beacon opens up completely new fields of application, not only in agriculture and livestock farming.The Fliegl COUNTER SX proves that beacons can do more than just count operating hours. Mounted on a machine, it recognizes when and what kind of work is being done — all by itself. The beacon can store and document this information, not only with time but also with location data and make it available in real time or subsequently via Sigfox or smart app. It intelligently generates data and makes it available directly where it is needed for documentation purposes and for further data processing.The Fliegl COUNTER SX is universally applicable – the beacon is not limited to specific processes in agriculture and not even to the application in agriculture itself. It is also suitable for applications such as the tracking of containers or truck trailers, machinery and parts. For enterprises operating in both, logistics and machinery contracting, the Fliegl Beacon technology fits in both worlds. But also in the areas of theft protection, gate monitoring, weather station, temperature or silo monitoring, the application possibilities are manifold. The Fliegl COUNTER SX is small, however, the possibilities it offers as part of the internet and as a basis for smart farming are great.The German Society for Computer Science in Agriculture, Forestry and the Food Industry (GIL) is a scientific society for the promotion of agricultural computer science. The GIL sees itself as a forum for the interdisciplinary exchange of information between various traditional subject areas with an interest in topics of applied computer science and information management. The events and publications of the GIL serve to gain knowledge and disseminate it. The service is aimed at students, teachers, users, experts and decision-makers in research, teaching, economy, administration and politics. The annual meetings of the GIL serve as an information exchange and discussion forum for contributions from the entire specialist field. At each conference, a selected topic will be discussed more intensively. In 2018, the headline is “Digital Marketplaces and Platforms.”last_img read more

9 months agoAC Milan coach Gattuso: No reason to feel intimidated facing Juventus

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan coach Gattuso: No reason to feel intimidated facing Juventusby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso insists there’s no reason to feel intimidated facing Juventus in the Supercoppa.The match is being held in Saudi Arabia.Gattuso said, “I felt the tension more as a player than a Coach. It’s completely different. We are up against a side that has been dominant in Italy and Europe for eight years, they know how to play for trophies, but it’s important for us to be here and feel this experience too.“We’ve got to play our game with a relaxed approach, because the strongest team doesn’t always win in a one-off match. We want to see a great performance to beat Juve tomorrow, we’re well aware of that.“I am a man who often follows his instinct and for the last five years in this profession my focus has been on being as credible as possible in the eyes of my players. I say with great honesty, I am not thinking of myself, but what this game can represent for my players.“I want to help them realise we can do it, we can raise the bar and push through the limits. I don’t want to see us panic or fall apart at the first error. I don’t want to see a repeat of Olympiacos, a game we had in our grasp and threw it away. At the first error, we lose all our confidence. It has been happening to Milan for a long time, even before I got here, and I want to see this team maintain its courage.” last_img read more

22 days agoArsenal fullback Bellerin: Injury made me a better player

first_imgArsenal fullback Bellerin: Injury made me a better playerby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHector Bellerin says he’s a better player after going through a long-term injury. The Spaniard made his second appearance of the seasonin the 4-0 win over Standard Liege on Thursday.Bellerin has returned from a knee injury he sustained in January and believes the experience improved him as a footballer.He told BT Sport: “It’s one of the best feelings to be back.”It has made me more mature, it has made me a better player I am so thankful for everyone around me, they have made it easier for me and I am now happy to be back playing football.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

16 days agoWenger has Arsenal warning for Emery

first_imgWenger has Arsenal warning for Emeryby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsene Wenger has told his successor Unai Emery that he has a responsibility to play attractive football as Arsenal manager.Speaking to Goal on Monday night, Wenger has some words to say about the current Arsenal side and Emery.“I’m not here to judge coaches, I am a supporter of Arsenal Football Club so I just support [Unai Emery],” the unemployed 69-year-old said.“I hope that he can win the games and plays a type of game that I like.“I think a club like Arsenal is a huge responsibility and one of the responsibilities is to play attractive football.“After that, I think the most important thing is to support the team, the club and win games.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Calley applauds House Republican Action Plan

first_img Michigan House Republicans released their Action Plan for the 2017-2018 session today, entitled “The Best Way Forward: Common-sense Leadership for the People of Michigan.” It highlighted key areas of focus for this legislative term.“Our state has made tremendous strides in recent years, and I look forward to continued progress,” said Rep. Julie Calley of Portland. “Our goal is to make Michigan a better place to live, work, and raise a family.“I am very pleased that extending internet service to rural areas is highlighted within the plan,” Calley continued.  “High-speed, affordable broadband access is needed in all areas of Michigan for industry, education, and to meet the demands of everyday life.”Rep. Calley also praised the focus on improving behavioral healthcare.“Individuals need access to local services for mental health challenges, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders,” she said. “Access to quality care empowers Michiganders to live independent, self-determined lives to their fullest potential.”Calley also thanked Ionia County’s Sheriff Dale Miller, featured in the Action Plan, for being a voice from the law enforcement community.“Mentally ill prisoners have a whole set of different challenges when it comes to becoming productive members of society,” Sheriff Miller said in the Action Plan. “So much can be gained if we improve the way mental health services are delivered, especially before people have contact with the legal system. We need to give a voice to a vulnerable population that, frankly, has lacked necessary support.”The 2017-2018 House Republican Action Plan may be viewed at https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2031/IMG17723.jpg” alt=”last_img” /> read more