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Scindia’s wife campaigns in his constituency

first_imgPriyadarshini Raje Scindia, wife of senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, began an eight-day tour of her husband’s Guna Lok Sabha constituency on Monday, amid speculation that he was planning to vacate the seat for her. Ms. Scindia reached the Shivpuri Assembly constituency by road from Gwalior in the afternoon and addressed a meeting of women party workers. In the coming days, she is scheduled to spend a full day in each of the eight Assembly segments of the Guna parliamentary constituency. She will meet party workers and address meetings, State Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi said.Family pocket borough The Guna Lok Sabha seat has been represented by Mr. Scindia’s grandmother Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia and his late father Madhavrao. Mr. Scindia has been representing the seat since 2002, after it fell vacant owing to his father’s death a year earlier. He survived the Modi wave in 2014 when his party won just two of the 29 Lok Sabha seats in the State. The Congress won five Assembly seats in the November 2018 State elections out of the eight segments constituting the Guna parliamentary constituency. There is speculation that Mr. Scindia is planning to vacate the Guna Lok Sabha seat for his wife as he has been given charge of western Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming general election and may not be able to devote enough time to his constituency. A graduate from Mumbai’s Sophia College, Ms. Scindia comes from the erstwhile Gaekwad royalty of Baroda.last_img read more

Violence in Kashmir reduced after revoking of Article 370: Army

first_imgThe Army on Friday said violence in the Kashmir valley has gone down since the revoking of the Article 370 on August 5. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the ‘Sangam Youth Festival’ at University Campus, Bhaderwah, General Officer Commander in Chief, Northern Command, Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh said he had high hopes from the valley’s youngsters. “The situation in valley is under control. Ever since the revocation of Article 370 on August 5, there has been significant improvement in all the violence parameters in Kashmir,” Lt. Gen. Singh told reporters here.“There has been reduction in terrorist initiated incidents. There has been reduction in stone pelting incidents. There has also been reduction in the protests that were carried out by the people or the large number of crowds coming out,” he added. But the situation remains fragile, because Pakistan continues with its designs to push in infiltrators so that they can keep the state of Jammu and Kashmir in a constant state of turmoil, the Army commander said. “We are prepared to foil their designs,” he added. Replying to a question, he said there was no change in the role of the UN along the Line of Control. Speaking about the festival, he said: “This is very humble contribution from the Army to provide a platform to the youth in Bhaderwah for nurturing their talent.” “They are the future not only of Jammu and Kashmir but the nation,” he added.last_img read more

Beermen guards Cabagnot, Ross eye history

first_imgCocolife enters QF on wings of victory Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide “I wish we both win. I think that’s never happened,” he said.“Chris and I would love to share something. It’s good for our careers also, but it’s just indicative for our friendship and our camaraderie that we share something like this. It would be awesome.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEver since the start of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross are curious to know if it would be possible for the league to award the Best Player of the Conference plum to the both of them, an instance that has never occurred in the PBA’s 42-year history.After all, San Miguel’s backcourt duo have found themselves statistically tied in all departments, putting the voters in a tough predicament as to whom the hardware should be handed to.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? MOST READ But for Cabagnot, the rare phenomenon of having teammates as pacesetters for the biggest individual prize for the conference is just a testament to how great of a team the Beermen have been in this campaign.“It says a lot,” he said. “It’s indicative that’s just the makeup of our team. One guy could be doing well, the other guy could be doing well. But in the end, collectively as a team, we’re all doing well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd we’re not even accounting three-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, who is running third in the statistical race.Cabagnot reiterated his stance as he wishes the award to be shared between him and Ross, as the league is set to announce the winner before Game 4 on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Can the Blue Samurais cause an upset against the Belgian…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementBelgium will be looking forward to carrying their incredible form of the Group Stages when they face Japan for the Round of 16 fixture at Rostov Arena on Monday.The Belgians had an awesome group stage winning all the 3 games, even sitting 8 players for the final game against England. Belgium scored nine goals, out of which 4 were scored by Romelu Lukaku even though he missed the game against England.The Japanese had a good start, beating 10 Man Colombia 1-0, followed by a 2-2 draw with Senegal where they came back from behind to level the score and then losing against Poland 1-0 in their final game. Keisuke Honda made a record by scoring in all three World Cups he played.Team News:-Belgium is expected to recall all the 8 players that were rested and Vincent Kompany might replace Boyata in the match todayShinji Okazaki hopped off last game with an ankle injury. That’s the only concern for Japan.Lineups:-We have our teams for #BELJPN! #WorldCup— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 2, 2018Read Also:-Football : Mohamed Salah signs a long-term contract worth £200,000-a-week.Football: Midfield Maestro announces retirement after bowing out of the World Cuplast_img read more

Duchene, Columbus beat Bruins 3-2 in 2 OT, Tie Series 1-1 (Vid)

first_imgBOSTON — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped Patrice Bergeron at point-blank range in overtime. He also made an acrobatic save to stop a 90-foot dump-inthat took a bad hop straight toward the net.Whatever the shot, the Blue Jackets goalie was ready.“There’s not many goalies that stop that puck,” said Matt Duchene, who scored at 3:42 of the second overtime to give the Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins early Sunday morning and tie the series at one game apiece.“It should’ve been over right there. Honestly, on a dump-in, which is insane,” Duchene said. “That guy — anything’s possible. He’s something else.”Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots — 10 of them to hold off the Bruins in a frantic first overtime — and Artemi Panarin had two goals and an assist on the game-winner for Columbus, which fell behind twice.Matt Grzelcyk and David Pastrnak scored for Boston, which won the opener 3-2 — also in overtime. Tuukka Rask made 36 saves.“We’re so evenly matched, I find, with the way we both play and there’s not much room out there. There’s no one really taking over the game,” Duchene said. “It’s such a stalemate out there and I’m not surprised it went to overtime back-to-back games.”And now the Blue Jackets are heading back to Columbus, where they have already finished off the No. 1 team in the NHL this season. Games 3 and 4 are Tuesday and Thursday nights.“I hope they have a ball tonight,” Columbus coach John Tortorella said. “And they should, they should feel really good about themselves.”Panarin’s second goal made it 2-2 with 12 minutes left in the second period, and it stayed that way through a scoreless third and a first overtime in which the Bruins killed off one penalty. But when Bergeron was sent off for tripping in the second OT, the Blue Jackets made them pay.Less than a minute later, Duchene kicked the puck onto his stick and slid it through Rask’s legs. As the Columbus players celebrated against the boards, the Bruins filed off the ice and many fans threw the giveaway yellow towels onto the ice.“You work hard to put yourself in a good position. Tie game. It’s on me, obviously,” Bergeron said. “The stick got caught. It’s one of those plays that you make many times and it’s not going to happen, but my stick shouldn’t be there at this point in the game.”The Bruins took the lead about eight minutes into the game with a power-play goal by Grzelcyk . It was still 1-0 at the end of the first, when Brad Marchand was called for cross-checking after the first-period buzzer.Sixty-three seconds into the power play to begin the second period, Panarin tied it on a one-timer from Seth Jones. But less than a minute later, Game 1 hero Charlie Coyle went behind the Columbus net and backhanded it off Pastrnak’s skate into the net.Then things started getting really physical.Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara was off for cross-checking when Columbus forward Josh Anderson, whose interference penalty led to the first Boston goal, was called for a high stick that left a bleeding gash under Sean Kuraly’s left eye.Anderson was given a four-minute minor, but there was still a minute left on Chara’s penalty and during the four-on-four Panarin tied it with a perfectly aimed, top-shelf wrist shot from the right side.“Their best player, Panarin, basically beat us twice on a power play. That shouldn’t happen,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. “That’s one thing we wanted to take away.”Columbus then killed off the last three minutes of the Boston power play.“It could have gotten away from us there,” Tortorella said. “I just liked our desperation.”NOTES: The Bruins honored Boston Celtics Hall of Famer John Havlicek before the game. Rather than a moment of silence in memory of the Celtics’ career scoring leader, the Bruins played a highlight video and asked fans to stand and applaud. A spotlight shone on his No. 17 on a banner hanging from the TD Garden rafters. Havlicek died Thursday at the age of 79, and news broke during Game 1 of the Bruins series. … Coyle has five goals in nine playoff games with Boston after scoring seven in 44 postseason games (six seasons) with the Minnesota Wild. … Panarin has a point in all six playoff games this year, a franchise record that surpasses the five straight by Boone Jenner in 2014. … Bruins forward David Krejci, a game-time decision, took regular shifts. … It was the seventh straight day there was an overtime game in the NHL playoffs.UP NEXTGame 3 is Tuesday night in Columbus.By: Jimmy Golen, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Swissbit: USB 3.1 flash drive key for industrial applications

first_img Continue Reading Previous Distec: robust, sunlight readable 7-inch TFT display from OrtustechNext Cadence announces DisplayPort 2.0 verification IP Swissbit announces the introduction of its U-50n (Nano) – a small and robust USB 3.1 flash drive with capacities from 8 to 64GB intended for IoT and industrial applications which need more than just a USB drive.The new U-50n offers all the features required by demanding applications. The specified operational temperature ranges from -40 to 85°C, metal housing provides mechanical stability, the 30µ” gold connector withstands frequent insertions and the molded COB (Chip On Board) package makes the device shock- and vibration-proof. Manufactured and tested in Swissbit´s own production site in Berlin, Germany, the Nano is a prime example of the company’s advanced packaging capabilities.The U-50n features sophisticated page-based firmware which accelerates random write operation while significantly reducing write amplification. The performance for sequential read/write access is 135/65 MB/s while the random operation excels with 2500/700 IOPS. Especially applications with high random write data rates typical for data logging use cases benefit from the for USB flash drives unprecedented endurance level.While most USB 3.1 consumer drives are optimized for high sequential speed, the U-50n is tuned for industrial usage. Swissbit’s data care management runs in the background and constantly monitors the health of the data, refreshes weak pages, and ensures protection against sudden power losses. The U-50n is based on 15nm MLC NAND flash. Its durability and frozen BOM (Bill Of Material) makes the Nano attractive for long-term usage.Applications with even higher performance requirements and durability are best served with the pSLC version U-56n that offers close to double the performance specifications and a seven-fold endurance-increase, which surpasses the values of most SLC flash drives available on the market.Both variations are supported by Swissbit’s Lifetime Monitor which displays highly detailed device status information including flash utilization and WAF.As a specialist in combining storage and security, the PU-50n DP is Swissbit’s highly protected version of the U-50n. This device has integrated hardware encryption and access protection which by far surpasses the software solutions used by consumer devices. Equal to a credit card, the PU-50n has a retry counter which completely blocks access when a specified number of illegal password attempts has been exceeded. The PU-50n is a GDPR (EU-General Data Protection Regulation) compliant portable storage solution as well as a license and configuration token for industrial automation.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

India beat Maldives 2-0 to set up semi-final with Pakistan in SAFF Cup

first_imgIndia booked their place in the semi-finals of the SAFF Cup after beating Maldives 2-0 on Sunday.Goals from Nikhil Poojary (36th) and Manvir Singh (45th) and helped India win 2-0 and top Group B with six points and move into the semi-finals.India will play Pakistan in the semi-finals at Dhaka’s Bangabandhu Stadium on Wednesday. The arch-rivals will come face to face against each other after a gap of five years.The last time the two sides met in an official match was also in a SAFF Championship game back in September 2013 in Kathmandu. India had prevailed 1-0 on that occasion.Congratulations to Nikhil Poojary and Manvir Singh for getting their first international goals for India #SAFFSuzukiCup #INDvsMDV Suzuki Cup (@SAFFSuzukiCup) September 9, 2018India started on the front foot and Nikhil could have scored the opener in the 11th minute but his powerful header off a Anirudh Thapa cross, sailed over the crossbar.Nikhil and Lallianzuala Chhangte were constantly swapping positions on the wings and that stretched the rival defence. India eventually surged into the lead in the 36th minute. Nikhil played a one-two with Farukh and as the rival defender despite intercepting it fumbled a bit, Nikhil pounced on the loose ball and placed it delectably past the rival Goalkeeper Mohamed Faisal.Manvir doubled the lead almost at the stroke of interval. Thapa, a bit off-balanced with a rival midfielder shadowing him, managed to essay a gem of a pass for Manvir who sidestepped the onrushing Faisal and pushed it in.advertisementChanging over, Nikhil stayed a constant threat to the Maldives defence all throughout. In the 64th minute, a cross from him down the right was averted by an acrobatic Faisal.Maldives, meanwhile, continued to look to reduce the margin and had not Jerry Lalrinzuala intercepted in time in the 73rd minute, they could have had a shot at the Indian goal.The Indian defenders didnt allow them much space to manoeuvre. In the 78th minute an alert Indian Goalkeeper Vishal Kaith was quick to come off his line, in fact, outside the box to clear in time. Kaiths reflexes allowed India to maintain a clean slate, the lanky custodian coming up with a couple of saves in the last 5 minutes.(With inputs from AIFF)last_img read more

Mary Kom confident of doing well in new 51kg category in India Open

first_imgGearing up for her first competitive bout in the new 51kg category, celebrated boxer Mary Kom on Saturday said the change was always good and she was feeling confident of doing well in the India Open, beginning in Guwahati on Monday.Mary Kom, who reached here Saturday, trained at the Sports Authority of India Centre ahead of the five-day tournament to be held at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium.”Yes, of course, there are expectations from me. I have been training well and will give my 100 per cent to make my country proud. A change is always good and I feel more confident in 51kg after the last few months of rigorous training,” the 2012 Olympics bronze medallist in 48kg said.The 48kg weight category is no longer there in the Olympic Games and the diminutive Manipuri will have to fight in the higher 51kg class if she wants to compete in next year’s Tokyo Games.”It feels like a homecoming to come here (Guwahati) and I hope there will be tremendous support for all the Indian boxers,” said the six-time world champion who had won a 48kg gold in the last edition in 2018.While Mary Kom leads the Indian team, top international boxers such as Asian Games gold medallists Baturov Bobo and Mirzakhalilov Mirazizbek, two-time World Championships medallist Jasurbek Latipov of Uzbekistan, Youth Olympics champion Brian Agustin Arregui of Argentina, world champion and reigning Asian champion Josie Gabuco of Philippines will also be seen in action.With a few months go for the World Championships, which is also an Olympic qualifier, the India Open will serve as the preparatory tournament for all the participants.advertisement”There are a lot of boxers, including me, who have changed their category,” said Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal, who jumped weight category from 49kg to 52kg.”So, this will be a good platform for us to face top-notch boxers and gauge the competition as we gear up for the World Championships,” added the Asian champion who won a gold in 52kg.Foreign teams have started arriving with Thailand and Argentina being the first to touch down in Guwahati on Saturday while others are expected to reach on Sunday.Also Read | India Open: Shiva Thapa aims for a golden homecomingAlso See:last_img read more

TouchWest Celebrates 25 Years

first_imgTouchWest are celebrating 25 great years of WA Touch with an Anniversary Ball on Saturday 10 May.The Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle with host guests such as WA’s first ever Life Member, Keith Harris-Walker, along with players, officials and volunteers from the past and present. For more information about the dinner and to purchase tickets please visit the www.touchwest.comlast_img

2013 NYC Photo Gallery

first_imgPhotos from the 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships (NYC) have been uploaded to the NYC website as well as the Touch Football Australia Facebook page. To view the photos, please click on the following (Click on the Photo Gallery section in the top menu) Stay tuned to these pages for more photos throughout the event, and be sure to join us on Instagram (search for Touch Football Australia).Thank you to Energy Images for providing the photos for the galleries. Related LinksNYC Photo Gallerylast_img read more

Filling Pieces is already looking forward to fall, and so are we

first_imgOn Your Feet is all about that new shoe feeling- from the first time you open the box until they’re worn into the ground. Sometimes we’ll sift through the constant Air Jordan releases to bring you the gems other people will leave on the shelves, and sometimes we’ll slide on reclaimed leather loafers from Prague, but we’ll always focus on comfortable shoes with appealing and creative aesthetic. So lace up your new kicks and stand on the precipice of adventure, where will we go together?As we start to near the end of July, it’s inevitable some brands are already looking forward to the fall releases. Luxury footwear brand Filling Pieces certainly is, having shed light on their 2015 Fall/Winter lookbook.Since the company’s founding in 2009, Guillaume Philibert has turned a small fashion brand into a much sought-after producer of some of the highest quality sneakers around. It all started with Filling Pieces’ first shoe, the Low Top, and the hype has only grown since then.There are two elements that set the Amsterdam-based brand apart from the rest of the footwear pack – original silhouettes and high quality materials. Both raise the price a little but are ultimately worth it if you’re a fan of high-end sneakers.Many shoe brands cut corners on design by taking a familiar shape and reimagining it. There may be hundreds of canvas high-tops and Stan Smith lookalikes, but you won’t find anything like that here. The Filling Pieces sneakers are built from the ground up to embody not only modern aesthetic choices, but also support performance improvements.While Filling Pieces normally opts for more standard materials like full-grain leather and nubuck, this time around some new looks have found their way in from out of left field. There are low tops adorned with 3M material that shines brightly under flash photography with perforated and waxed leathers in the mix as well.Each pair of Filling Pieces’ exquisite footwear is hand-crafted in Portugal using only the highest quality Italian leathers. They’re a bit pricier than your average sneaker, but end up costing far less than comparable dress shoes. If you’re always trying to look professional while keeping one foot in the casual world, look no further.You can buy Filling Pieces’ new looks for fall and winter directly from the brand’s store page. Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Editors’ Recommendations Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs An Honest Review of Smartwool’s New Intraknit Base Layer A Quick and Easy Guide to Popular German Wine Varietals 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn last_img read more

7000 quarters of illicit liquor seized

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi police has recovered 7,000 quarters of illicit liquor on the 2nd day of the drive against illicit liquor in addition to the recovery of more than 12500 quarters recovered on the previous day by Outer-North District. To curb the menace of illegal transportation or sale of illicit liquor, a special drive has been started and pickets were deployed at different static locations and patrolling teams were deployed to cover all arterial roads in all the police stations of Outer North District by Delhi police. The police officers checked the vehicles under Roko-Toko scheme of Delhi Police. On the 1st day of the drive, more than 12500 quarters of illicit liquor was recovered while 7000 quarters was recovery on the second day. From Bawana, Aniket, a resident of Sonipat (Haryana), 22 years was arrested, while he was carrying 20 cartons of illicit liquor in his Santro car.last_img read more

Katie Couric To Emcee New York Women In Communications Matrix Awards

first_imgNew York Women in Communications (NYWICI) will present the 2017 Matrix Awards during a luncheon at the Sheraton New York Times Square on Monday April 24, 2017, to honor seven extraordinary female leaders in the communications industry, as ‘Women Who Connect the World.’The ceremony, hosted by Hearst Magazines, will be emceed by Katie Couric, award-winning journalist and bestselling author.The Matrix Awards is recognized by the communications community as one of the most prestigious events of the year. More than 1,000 people are expected to gather to celebrate seven brilliant women at the pinnacle of their careers in the communications industry. Previous award recipients include Meryl Streep, Arianna Huffington, Sheryl Sandberg, Tina Fey, Diane Sawyer and Joanna Coles, to name a few.The 2017 Matrix Award Honorees & Presenters: • Savannah Guthrie, co-anchor of “TODAY” and NBC News chief legal correspondent –presented by Matt Lauer, co-anchor of “TODAY” • Susan Credle, global chief creative officer, FCB – presented by Julie Kent, artistic director, The Washington Ballet • Gretchen Carlson, journalist and women’s empowerment advocate – presented by Paul Feig, writer, director, producer • Judy A. Smith, founder and CEO, Smith & Company – presenter to be announced • Rukmini Callimachi, foreign correspondent, The New York Times – presented by Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-chief, The Huffington Post • Nancy Weber, executive vice president/chief marketing officer, Meredith National Media Group – presented by Tom Harty, president and chief operating officer, Meredith Corporation • Kristin Lemkau, chief marketing officer, JPMorgan Chase – presented by Gregg Lemkau, co-head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions, Goldman Sachs“We are thrilled to recognize these seven distinguished women for their significant accomplishments and contributions,” said Jacki Kelley, president, New York Women in Communications and chief operating officer, Bloomberg Media, Bloomberg LP. “These leaders are truly ‘Women Who Connect the World,’ and we look forward to ushering them into the Matrix Awards Hall of Fame, joining the ’Who’s Who’ of female communications greats.”“In this moment of enormous change in every area of media, one thing is consistent: the incredible work done by women. Today’s Matrix honorees are outstanding professionals in their fields, and their contributions to our industry, and to our culture, make them role models for us all,” said Joanna Coles, chief content officer, Hearst Magazines.Proceeds from the Matrix Awards go towards a full range of scholarships and educational programs for women, whether they are just beginning or are embarking on a career transition. To date, NYWICI’s Foundation, the largest for communications scholarships for women in the country, has given more than $1.5 million dollars in scholarships.TICKETS: Individual tickets, tables and information on sponsorships and program advertising opportunities are now available at read more

Great to witness this cultural moment

first_imgSeoul: As someone who began the Avengers journey with Iron Man ten years ago, Robert Downey Jr says it is gratifying to see actors like Brie Larson, the newest addition to the team as Captain Marvel, shatter the glass ceiling. The actor said the emotional involvement of the audience with the franchise is the reward for the time and effort the team has put in these movies for the past decade. “I’m honestly looking at, seeing all of you, and I know some of you hold this cinematic universe close to your heart and it has this symbolism stuff and it has really come to that way for us too,” he said. “Now, I honestly just feel like I get to be a part of witnessing this cultural moment that’s coming up and I’m filled with a lot of gratitude. Just to be (here) next door to the centre stage, to the lady of the hour here (Larson), who’s broken through this double-pane glass window and kind of re-established what this genre is supposed to be, is just very gratifying.”last_img read more

Canada wellpositioned to benefit from nonmeat alternatives Beyond Meat founder

MONTREAL — The transition from animal meat to plant-based alternatives will unleash a new era of agricultural productivity and Canada is well-positioned to benefit, Beyond Meat founder Ethan Brown said Tuesday.The burger patties and sausages of the Californian company that are made from plant proteins have stormed the market, and even the stock market since the company’s listing last month on the Nasdaq composite.Beyond Meat sells products made from peas, canola oil, mung beans and rice protein that contain no soy, gluten or genetically modified foods.Brown took part in a discussion on “The Next Agri-Food Revolution” at the Montreal Conference of the International Economic Forum of the Americas.In addition to the health benefits of his products, he believes that if water and farmland can be used to grow vegetables and other plant foods, the amount of food for human consumption will be exponential.He pointed to a study indicating that a plant-based burger requires 99 per cent less water and 93 per cent less arable land to produce, not to mention reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Canada can take advantage of this windfall, he said, citing the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, where farmland is vast.There are so many possibilities with the food products used by Beyond Meat, including yellow peas and mustard seeds.“You have the ability to grow them in abundance,” said Brown, whose father teaches at the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at McGill University.In Canada, the A&W fast food chain offers a hamburger containing a Beyond Meat patty, which is now available in many grocery stores.Not wanting to be left behind, Tim Hortons has begun testing three new Beyond Meat lunch sandwiches and could distribute them across Canada by the end of the summer. Companies in this story: (TSX:QSR, TSX:AW.UN)The Canadian Press read more

These Fried Chicken Pants Have Japanese Twitter in Stitches

first_img Every nation on the face of the Earth has its own notions of what constitutes good fashion. If these pants are any indicator though, knowing lousy fashion is universal.Twitter user @k_kazu_magi discovered these unique trousers on Japanese shopping site Rakuten last week. “When I look at these pants I found on Rakuten, all I can think about is KFC. They look exactly like fried chicken from the back….” they said alongside the images of the questionably designed pants.楽天で見つけた服が私にはケンタッキーにしか見えないしバックスタイルとか完全にフライドチキン……— 和人/22日王の器:モンテ・クリスト伯 (@k_kazu_magi) September 26, 2017From the original tweet, people went wild, with one user photoshopping a delicious-looking fried batter texture over the pants.FF外失礼します。フライドチキンに差し替えてみました— とらうとさぁもん (@Demasei_) September 26, 2017I agreed with the Twitter user who said they look like carrot legs (but not nearly as adorable) not only in design, but color as— おーもと (@bttf0709) September 26, 2017Another user said it reminded them of those novelty rubber chickens. You know, the kind you can win at seedier carnival booths.FF外からこんにちは。これを連想しました(笑)— 赤毛筋肉募集中池上誠 (@_ikegamimakoto) September 26, 2017They also have a close resemblance to a horse’s hindquarters.FF外から失礼します。僕のなかでは完全にこれでしたFF外から失礼しました— りゅー (@Ryu_m05) September 27, 2017The pants also look a bit like Dola’s in Studio Ghibli’s Laputa: Castle in the Sky.まるでドーラの服— ∞ Lumie ∞ (@do_lumie) September 26, 2017Then again Sheeta’s pants look similar to the fried chicken trousers as well. Maybe these would be good for Ghibli cosplayers?シータあああああああ— いまちゃん (@imachan19_eddy) September 27, 2017I’m not sure who these pants are supposed to appeal to. The model looks swallowed up by them, and they’re basically the horizontal version of the drop-crotch look. Furthermore, they’re a horrible burnt sienna color that doesn’t really look good on anything. If you’re going for the carrot/chicken look though, you can still get a pair on Rakuten for  9,200 yen ($82) plus tax and shipping.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu Stay on targetlast_img read more

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on RFS

first_imgThe Energy & Power Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing this week on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Panelists included representatives from the petroleum, biofuels, livestock, automotive and restaurant industries, among others. Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board testified on behalf of the biodiesel industry. An initial hearing on the RFS held by the Energy & Power Subcommittee last month included testimony from the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Energy Information Administration.Over the last several months, the Energy and Commerce Committee has also invited feedback from RFS stakeholders to a series of white papers on the standard. ASA submitted comprehensive comments on the agricultural impacts of the RFS.In his statement at the hearing, NBB’s Jobe emphasized that the law, first passed in 2005 with overwhelming bipartisan support, is working as Congress intended to diversify the transportation fuels market while boosting local economies and cutting harmful emissions. He pointed to persistent increases in gasoline prices amid the current North American oil boom as evidence of the continued need for alternatives at the pump. Jobe pointed out that the RFS has helped biodiesel become the first EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel to reach 1 billion gallons of annual production.Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), a senior member of the Energy & Commerce Committee, issued a strong defense of soy biodiesel prior to his questioning of Jobe and his fellow panelists, saying, “[Illinois’ 15th District’s] biofuel production is mostly from soybeans… and other than the [renewable identification number] fraud, which is being investigated, biodiesel isn’t really part of this debate. It’s a drop-in [fuel], there aren’t any retail issues, and it’s across the market.”While the RFS, and efforts to repeal or revise it, continue to be the subject of discussion and lobbying efforts, it is unlikely that any significant legislative changes will move through the full House or Senate. The EPA does have administrative flexibility that could be exercised to make necessary changes to the RFS.last_img read more

Poll No heroes in shutdown GOP gets most blame

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and lawmakers must rise above their incessant bickering and do more to end the partial government shutdown, according to a poll Wednesday that places the brunt of the blame on Republicans but finds no one standing tall in Washington.“So frustrating,” Martha Blair, 71, of Kerrville, Texas, said of the fiscal paralysis as her scheduled national parks vacation sits in limbo. “Somebody needs to jerk those guys together to get a solution, instead of just saying `no.”‘The Associated Press-GfK survey affirms expectations by many in Washington — Republicans among them — that the GOP may end up taking the biggest hit in public opinion from the shutdown, as happened when much of the government closed 17 years ago. But the situation is fluid nine days into the shutdown and there’s plenty of disdain to go around.Overall, 62 percent mainly blamed Republicans for the shutdown. About half said Obama or the Democrats in Congress bear much responsibility.Most Americans consider the shutdown a serious problem for the country, the poll finds, though more than four in five have felt no personal effect. For those who have, thwarted vacations and a honeymoon at shuttered national parks, difficulty getting work done without federal contacts on the job and hitches in government benefits were among the complaints.Asked if she blamed Obama, House Republicans, Senate Democrats or the tea party for the shutdown, Blair, an independent, said yes, you bet. All of them. She’s paid to fly with a group to four national parks in Arizona and California next month and says she can’t get her money back or reschedule if the parks remain closed. “I’m concerned,” she said, “but it seems kind of trivial to people who are being shut out of work.”last_img

Fire Danger Remains High Going Into The Weekend

first_imgWhile this summer’s wildfire season has so far been quiet in Alaska, there are areas of the state that have been sunny, warm, and are drying. Howie Kent with the Division of Forestry says the Kenai Peninsula still has a lot of dry fire fuels, which have become more flammable due to recent warmer temperatures.: “We’re expecting a little bit of breezy conditions along the coastal areas, like Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, that kind of area. For the weekend we are expected to get warmer and dryer, which will lead to higher temperatures, and lower relative humidity which equal the possibility for more fires.”   In southcentral Alaska, recent warm days and temperatures on the  forecast will dry the surface fuels and deeper layers of forested lands leaving them very susceptible to fire starts. Rain is expected on Sunday, July 22, which should bring the warning level down going into next week.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As Alaska residents and visitors prepare to head outside for the warm weekend, the state’s wildland fire officials would like to remind the public to be extremely cautious with any activity that could ignite a wildfire. Kent: “As people get out and they want to do some camping, and want to have a campfire remember to keep your campfire small in case the winds pick up unexpectedly try and keep your fire under control.” last_img read more