October 29, 2016Film director Aimee Madsen and Cosanti Foundation Directors Mary Hoadley and Roger Tomalty are in New Mexico to screen PAOLO SOLERI – BEYOND FORM, last night in Albuquerque. [photos by Aimee Madsen]Aimee:We screened to a sold out audience in Albuquerque. So grateful to every one who made it possible. Next comes Santa Fe on the 29th!see: http://www.architecturesantafe.org/film-series.html
An unnamed Tricolor TV shareholder has applied to acquire an additional 50% stake in the Russian pay TV operator.The country’s competition regulator FAS has received an application from an existing shareholder. The identity of the person in question has not been revealed but if they are successful they will hold an 87.4% stake in Tricolor TV.
Spain’s football league has named Mediapro as its agent for the international rights to matches of the country’s first and second division teams, following a change in rules that meant all rights are now negotiated centrally rather than by individual teams.Mediapro previously held rights to 38 of the 42 teams in the first and second divisions. Under the new agreement, it will act as international agent for the rights.La Liga president Javier Tebas said he expected the international rights to deliver €600 million, €400 million than under the previous contracts.The Spanish league last week rejected a reported €450 million a year offer for the international rights from Telefónica.The agreement between the league and Mediapro comes against the background of a renewed ‘soccer war’ in Spain, potentially aligning Mediapro and Al Jazeera-backed beIN Sport on one side against Telefónica, which holds the domestic rights to key clubs including Barcelona, on the other. BeIN Sport is expected to launch in Spain soon, replacing the GolT channel operated by Medipro.
WarnerMedia’s forthcoming SVOD service will be launched as a single-tier offering at a price point somewhere between Disney+ and Netflix, according to analyst outfit MoffettNathanson, reporting on a meeting it recently had with WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey.WarnerMedia’s properties include FriendsWhile specific details remain scant, the analyst company said that the WarnerMedia service “appears to be” a single-tier offering that will lean on the HBO brand but will not be named HBO itself, and could be offered as part of a bundle for HBO customers via established distribution partners.According to MoffettNathanson, the WarnerMedia service will combine the existing HBO streaming offering with some Warner Bros TV and film library content.The analyst outfit said that WarnerMedia may also consider launching an advertising-supported version of the service at a lower price point, similar to Hulu’s basic service.
Source:https://uth.edu/news/story.htm?id=7847eef9-c204-4e6b-b9da-6f3a294a328d Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Feb 4 2019Only 1 in 20 U.S. adolescents is meeting national recommendations for sleeping, physical activity, and screen time, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).The study, published today in JAMA Pediatrics, also revealed differences in the findings between females and males, with just 3 percent of girls reaching all three guideline targets, compared to 7 percent of boys.”There is plenty of evidence to show how teenagers aren’t getting enough physical activity, or sufficient sleep, or keeping their screen time in check. But this is the first time these three factors, which have a crucial bearing on a child’s health, have been analyzed together among a nationally representative sample of U.S. adolescents,” said first author Gregory Knell, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow at UTHealth School of Public Health in Dallas. “The results are a wake-up call for everyone who wants to make sure our children have a healthy future.”Related StoriesI’m a CPAP dropout: Why many lose sleep over apnea treatmentOlympus Europe and Cytosurge join hands to accelerate drug development, single cell researchSleep makes synapses ready for new learningIt is recommended by the National Sleep Foundation that children ages 14-18 sleep eight to 10 hours a night. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least an hour of moderate or vigorous physical activity daily, and limiting screen time to less than two hours.The research involved nearly 60,000 American high school students, using data from the 2011-2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey.”By far the most startling finding was how few adolescents across the board are meeting all three recommendations,” Knell said. “I expected the percentage of adolescents meeting all three requirements concurrently to be low, but not this low.The combined effect on children’s overall health could be considerable in terms of their physical health, emotional well-being, and academic performance.”The study further examined other attributes of the child – age, race or ethnicity, weight, and mental health – and how these were linked to sleep, physical activity, and screen time.Findings showed older teenagers, non-Hispanic black children, Asian children, those classified as obese, and those who showed signs of depression were the least likely to meet all recommendations when compared to their counterparts.The paper calls for more research to better understand the relationship among sleep, physical activity, and screen time by exploring the effect these behaviors have on each other and their wider implications over time. It also urged doctors to ask patients about these behaviors, provide them and their parents with advice, and make any necessary specialist referrals.”These findings are only scratching the surface and demonstrate a need to learn more about the role parenting style and home environment may play in increasing or curtailing these behaviors,” Knell said. “Although the study confirms and further reveals how few children are leading optimal lifestyles, it also raises many questions about what can be done to reverse that trend and improve their health.”
In “Future Foods: How Modern Science Is Transforming the Way We Eat” (Springer Nature, 2019), McClements poses and explores an array of science-meets-food questions, such as: What is food architecture? It’s the use of architectural and design principles to construct healthier, tastier and more sustainable foods. Will we all one day have 3-D food printers in our homes? Yes, and they are already available. Should nanotechnology and gene editing be used to enhance our foods? It’s a very complicated area, but McClements concludes we need to harness new technology to feed the world and sustain the planet. What’s the best way to customize your diet for better health? Hint: one size does not fit all.The book discusses efforts to create functional foods, which are fortified with nutraceuticals or probiotics to address malnutrition in developing countries and combat chronic disease, such as cancer, diabetes and obesity. While he stresses the need for consuming more fruits, vegetables and other fresh foods, McClements points out that this is not “practical” for everybody on Earth, not to mention in space. McClements and fellow food scientists at UMass Amherst are working with NASA to design functional foods for astronauts on a would-be mission to Mars. Related StoriesRaw meat can act as reservoir for bacteria associated with hospital infectionsComplement system shown to remove dead cells in retinitis pigmentosa, contradicting previous researchTrump administration cracks down on fetal tissue researchThe book’s tone is conversational and lively, and McClements shares personal anecdotes of his and his family’s explorations with new foods. In Scotland, his nephew Jake conducted an informal taste-test of a bag of crunchy edible insects, illustrated with a photograph of him about to rip into a slice of pizza topped with barbecue-flavored crickets. In South Beach, McClements is seen biting into his first plant-based Impossible Burger and reflecting on its meat-like appearance, flavor and mouthfeel.A vegetarian for the past few years, McClements emphasizes the importance of creating a “more ethical and sustainable edible future” and provides historical context about the world’s food consumption, production and needs.Meat-alternative products like the Impossible Burger are becoming more available and even delicious, and McClements explains that “clean meat” and “bug meat” are not far behind. Clean meat, also called cultured meat, is created from the living cells of animals that are grown in test tubes or fermentation vats (like beer), using advanced biomedical technology. “You actually get meat,” McClements says, “without any animal being killed.”In “Future Foods,” McClements originally set out to answer a personal question and a global quandary: “What should my family and I eat? How should we feed the growing world population?” In the end, McClements discovered that the meat of the book “was really about complexity, uncertainty, and compromise.”He writes in the final chapter, “My journey through the future of foods has been both an enlightening and humbling experience.” There are so many exciting things going on in the food science area. We’re in the midst of an unprecedented era of rapid scientific and technological advances that are transforming the way our foods are produced and consumed.”David Julian McClements Source:University of Massachusetts at Amherst What we really need are processed foods that are affordable and convenient but also healthy and tasty.”David Julian McClements Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)May 27 2019David Julian McClements, Distinguished Professor of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and among the world’s most highly cited researchers, has written a new book that explores the brave new world of science and food.For the first time, the acclaimed researcher and academic author has geared a book about food science toward a general audience, encouraged by his teenage daughter, who did research in his lab on plant-based foods as a high school student and is heading to Vassar College in the fall.
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. Here are some sayings the company uses to describe the product; “any wine any amount, savor the glass preserve the bottle, just insert tip and pour” and my favorite “The wine you want in the amount you want without ever pulling the cork.”But “Open a bottle,” which is scribbled out, is the line you need to know because the bottle doesn’t open. Call it magic, or just call it technology as I would prefer. Either way, this is an incredibly innovative device, which works to perfection.How does it work? At last month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Coravin displayed the upcoming model 11, which should set you back around $999. It shoots a thin needle into the bottle’s cork and any wrapping the cork is sealed in. No need to remove anything.A thin needle was inserted into the bottle, and then a company representative kindly poured me a glass of wine (I was not driving this night). She handed me the bottle to inspect, and it was a real bottle, no hidden curtains, no rabbit in a box, just a wine opener and a bottle. Which I then turned over to see if anything would spill and it was dry, not a drop. Upon close inspection of where the needle entered, you can barely see any evidence.This system allows your wine to remain fresh since the cork is not removed. My demonstrator explained after the Coravin is removed, the cork simply shrinks back together.The Coravin holds your bottle, and with load cell technology, the capsule-loading chamber creates the perfect amount of force for an airtight seal, ensuring no gas escapes after probing the bottle. According to Coravin, the capsules contain more than 99.99 percent pure argon gas to protect the remaining wine from oxidation.If the high-end price model scares you, there are more choices. The Coravin Model Two Wine System gives wine lovers the freedom to pour any wine, in any amount, without removing the cork for a sip or full glass.Model Two its referred to as an elegant design and durable craftsmanship with textured rubber grips and ergonomic lines. It includes two Coravin capsules to pour up to 30 glasses of wine. Model 11 will be out in September and will have an app to make it the world’s first connected and fully automatic wine preservation opener. The app will make suggestions for wine and will show how much gas is left in the capsules. Scientists to settle dispute over taste of wine in bottles with corks versus screw caps Explore further ©2018 Gregg Ellman Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Citation: Gadgets: Device lets you pour the wine without removing the cork (2018, January 31) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-gadgets-device-wine-cork.html www.coravin.com —-For $39.97 the Bluetooth (4.2) sound you get from a pair of Kempler and Strauss X2 wireless speakers is great for many reasons.While these are ideal for travel, why not use them on your desk at home or just about anywhere. They’re small, cool, have great sound and even live on a magnetic charging base, which is great when you see them snap in place.Each charge is good for about 4 hours with the internal 450mAh rechargeable batteries in each speaker.The speakers come in a pair so they can be separated for a wireless stereo sound.Think of them as donut holes, and you’ll understand the size of 1.9-by-1.2-inches each with a 2.4-ounce weight all packed into an aluminum body. And if you don’t eat donut holes, you haven’t lived.Travel straps to attach to each speaker are included along with a charging cable and a USB AC adapter plug. www.kemplerusa.com $39.97 in black or silver When you hear about the Coravin wine bottle opener, you might think it’s just another gimmicky gadget. I think it’s something you must see to believe. A few weeks ago, I saw it, I believed it, and I even had a drink out of it to prove it.
© 2018 AFP Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm said Wednesday they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app. CheckPoint said the vulnerability gives a hacker the possibility “to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation” as well as “create and spread misinformation”.The report of the flaw comes as the Facebook-owned is coming under increasing scrutiny as a means of spreading misinformation due to its popularity and convenience for forwarding messages to groups.Last month, the app announced limits of forwarding messages following threats by the Indian government to take action after more than 20 people were butchered by crazed mobs after being accused of child kidnapping and other crimes in viral messages circulated wildly on WhatsApp.WhatsApp said in a statement: “We carefully reviewed this issue and it’s the equivalent of altering an email to make it look like something a person never wrote.”However, WhatsApps said: “This claim has nothing to do with the security of end-to-end encryption, which ensures only the sender and recipient can read messages sent on WhatsApp.”The app noted it recently placed a limit on forwarding content, added a label to forwarded messages, and made a series of changes to group chats in order to tackle the challenge of misinformation.Founded in 2009 and purchased by Facebook in 2014, WhatsApp said that at the beginning of the year it had more than 1.5 billion users who exchanged 65 billion messages per day. Explore further WhatsApp curbs India service after lynchings Social messaging app WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion users who exchange some 65 billion messages per day Citation: Researchers find flaw in WhatsApp (2018, August 8) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-flaw-whatsapp.html 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.
CULIACAN, Mexico (Reuters) – Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is never going back home to Sinaloa. A view of the “Saint Jesus Malverde” chapel in Culiacan, in Mexico’s state of Sinaloa, Mexico July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jesus BustamanteThe Mexican drug lord will instead spend the rest of his days in lock-up thousands of miles away in the United States, after a judge on Wednesday sentenced Guzman to life in prison, plus 30 years. In Culiacan, the capital in Mexico’s northwestern state of Sinaloa, locals lamented that Mexicans were deprived of the chance to see the notorious capo tried, convicted and punished on his native soil. “He doesn’t stop being Mexican… He should be paying for his sins here in Mexico,” said Victor Estrada, who was at a public plaza in Culiacan. After an 11-week trial, a U.S. jury in February found Guzman guilty of trafficking tons of cocaine, heroin and marijuana and engaging in murder conspiracies as a leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of Mexico’s most treacherous drug trafficking groups. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan has ordered Guzman to forfeit $12.6 billion. He also said Guzman deserved the harshest sentence possible because any potentially redeeming qualities were overshadowed by “overwhelming evil.” Nevertheless, many in Sinaloa treat Guzman as a Robin Hood figure who helped the poor mountain village where he grew up and neighbouring communities. At a Culiacan chapel dedicated to the folk saint of drug smugglers, Jesus Malverde, vendors sell figurines of a mustachioed Guzman wielding a rifle and grenades as well as framed photos of the drug lord, right alongside colourful rosaries and images of Jesus Christ. “He’s had his bad side, but for me he was a good person,” said Rafael Morales. “He helped Culiacan a lot… many people love him.” If he had been sent to prison in Mexico, at least his family would be able to visit, noted Karla Arellano, who called the sentencing unjust. “Whatever he may have done, he helped,” she said. Guzman was extradited in 2018 following two break-outs from Mexican jails – one purportedly in a laundry cart, the other through a mile-long tunnel. Given that record, Guzman will likely be sent to a Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado reserved for dangerous criminals. Brianda Lopez said the sentence was fair – and just as harsh as she expected – but agreed with others that Mexico should have had a role in his judgement. “It’s sad that a person who causes so much harm in his country has to be judged in another, and not his own,” she said. She added that although Guzman is behind bars, the drug trade’s cycle of violence and killing persists. Slideshow (6 Images)“We see crime everyday, every minute. We all know someone that was killed or a cousin of a friend that’s involved in drug trafficking,” she said. “He already has a successor; it doesn’t change anything.” Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, Guzman’s long-time partner, is believed to have taken over Sinaloa Cartel operations since Guzman’s capture in 2016 and consolidated power for the cartel, which is the biggest drug distributor on U.S. streets. Miguel Soto, who left a candle at the Jesus Malverde chapel, said it was for the best that Guzman will be jailed far from home. “Here, it’s easier for him to escape than in the United States,” he said. Reporting by Jesus Bustamante, Writing by Daina Beth Solomon; Editing by Cynthia OstermanOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Members of the Lok Sangharsh Morcha holding a protest in Mumbai on Thursday – PAUL NORONHA Demands include compensation for drought, increase in MSP SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on COMMENT agriculture November 22, 2018 Maharashtra Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday assured tribal farmers that their forest land rights claims will be settled by December this year.Fadnavis gave assurance to representatives of the protesting farmers who marched to Azad Maidan here for redressal of their grievances, which include compensation for drought and transfer of forest rights to tribals.A delegation of the protesting tribals met Fadnavis at Vidhan Bhawan in south Mumbai, where the winter session of the State legislature is underway. Tribal Welfare Minister Vishnu Savra said that 3.6 lakh claims were received, of which 1.74 lakh have been settled in favour of the tribals. Similarly, 12,000 claims for community forest activity were received, of which 7,700 have been settled, he said.Two-day march Fadnavis assured the delegation that the remaining claims would be settled by December this year. The march reached Azad Maidan early Thursday, eight months after a similar protest was held at the venue. The farmers and tribals who began the two-day march from Thane to Mumbai on Wednesday. Magsaysay award winner Dr Rajendra Singh, also known as the Waterman of India, was among the marchers. He blamed the government for the drought, which he termed as “man-made”. The farmers are demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Committee report, which suggested that farmers must have assured access and control over resources such as land and water. They are also demanding an increase in the minimum support price (MSP) and a judicial system to ensure its implementation. “We have been consistently asking the State government to fulfil our long-standing demands, but the response has been lukewarm. We were forced to launch this agitation,” said Pratibha Shinde, general secretary of the Lok Sangharsh Morcha, which is organising the protest. SHARE COMMENTS
COMMENT COMMENTS 0 Published on With a ₹4-crore turnover in four years, Arohan Foods may not find much reference in the Indian start-up space. But this small company is today a major catalyst in increasing farm income in the North-East. Arohan’s focus is on processing and marketing of pork meat. Small-scale pig farming is common in the North-East, which is also the largest consumer of pork. Arohan rolled out its ‘Choice Pork Natural’ brand of sausages and bacon in 40 cities in 20 States, only to realise that the model was unviable. The North-East may have the largest pig population, but the farming practices are so inefficient that farmers barely make money despite the retail price in Guwahati being 40 per cent higher than in Delhi. Selling this high-cost meat in faraway markets made little business sense. “The situation forced us to work on the back-end,” said Arindom Hazarika, director of Arohan.Innovative solutionHe was convinced that standard commercial farming practices will not work in the North-East, where there are a large number of small farmers scattered over 8 per cent of India’s landmass.“Animal husbandry is closely linked with farm practices. Punjab grows maize and corn. This is used by industries for production of animal-feed, which finds easy market in hundreds of large piggeries in the State,” said Hazarika. In contrast, the North-East grows a single crop of rice. Branded pig-feed is available at ₹25 a kg. The feed cost alone is estimated at ₹12,500, against a farm-gate price of ₹13,000. However, with technical support from the Central Tuber Crop Research Institute, farmers were encouraged to grow sweet potato, tapioca, and colocasia as pig feed, in the idle season. A portion of the agri-horticultural production was diverted to feed animals. This was supplemented with water hyacinth, banana stems, etc., which are grown in abundance locally. “The feed standardised by us is 70 per cent as efficient as the machine-made feed but barely 20 per cent in cost,” said Hazarika.Livelihood missionArohan is now preparing to re-launch its processed products as “naturally farmed”, expecting higher value realisation. “We will play in the premium category, which is now dominated by imports,” said Hazarika. Arohan is also encouraging farmers to tap the huge demand for raw meat through self-help groups.One such initiative is under way at Gogamukh in Lakhimpur district in Assam, where small farmers will be brought under an SHG, which will have its own slaughter house and 50 branded outlets at small towns in the district. Pacts with State govtsThe Lakhimpur initiative was undertaken on behalf of the NHPC. Arohan has already entered into agreements with the governments of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to replicate the movement as part of the livelihood mission.“There are three major takeaways of the farmer SHG initiative. First, consumers will get quality meat. Tapping the retail market will help improve their earnings. And the model is not dependent on State subsidy,” Hazarika said. June 03, 2019 food processing industry SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE
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