ScienceShot: New Tool Could Help Airline Pilots Spot Impending Collision

first_imgIs that nearby aircraft going to hit you? The answer isn’t as simple as it seems, especially for pilots of light aircraft, who—unlike commercial pilots—typically fly without assistance from air traffic control. Modern, GPS-based cockpit displays can show the location of nearby planes, but interpreting these can be challenging. When presented with two incoming aircraft, for example, pilots are susceptible to distance bias—the assumption that the nearest aircraft poses the highest risk of collision, even if the one farthest away is traveling faster and could intercept first. To address this, researchers set up modified GPS displays in an indoor flight simulator. This was manned by real-life pilots, who were tasked with selecting which of two incoming aircraft (or “intruders”) presented the greatest risk. For some of the flights, the displays were normal, whereas during others the intruder that would cross the simulated flight path first was highlighted in yellow or made to blink. The scientists then measured the pilots’ accuracy and response times in dealing with the threat. The visual cues in the modified displays made it easier for the pilots to identify the intruder that presented the greatest risk—with accuracy increasing from 88% to 96%, the researchers will report in the June issue of Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. Furthermore, in the cases where the more distant aircraft posed the higher risk, reaction times were cut almost in half, falling from 7.2 seconds to 3.7 seconds in the displays where the priority intruder blinked. The researchers hope that the concept might be taken up by the aircraft industry, where it could save lives.last_img read more

Bullock ends Rain or Shine skid in nipping of Kia

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses J’Nathan Bullock. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJ’Nathan Bullock made an immediate impact in his first game in a Rain or Shine jersey, towing his side to a 94-86 win over Kia Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.The 30-year-old forward didn’t shy away from the spotlight, tallying 20 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks to help halt the Elasto Painters’ two-game losing skid for an even 2-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments LATEST STORIES Coach Caloy Garcia, though, noted that there’s still a lot to be desired in the Elastopainters’ performance after they let a 7-point advantage, 76-59, dwindle down to five, 87-82, courtesy of a Markeith Cummings jumper with 1:57 to play.“We played sloppy in the second half, turned the ball over a lot, and it’s just that our import took too much outside shots,” said Garcia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“[Bullock] only started attacking the basket in the last six minutes of the game and that was the only time we started getting to the line. I know our import can shoot from the outside, but in our game today, maybe he became tight. But once he gets used to it, he’ll be ok,” said Garcia.Chris Tiu got going with 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to wound up with 13 markers, eight assists, and five boards, while Beau Belga had 12 points and three rebounds before getting ejected at the 6:50 mark of the third for incurring a technical foul and a flagrant foul penalty one. AVC: Thailand escapes China in thrilling five-set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Quarters: 21-17, 44-36, 71-59, 94-86. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:11PBA Season 43: Kia Picanto00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes New acquisitions Ed Daquioag and Mark Borboran also had decent showings in their first game for Rain or Shine, nabbing a combined 13 markers and seven boards.Cummings almost carried Kia to its first win of the conference, but Glenn Khobuntin was whistled for a foul within the last two minutes, allowing Tiu to can two freebies to quash the Picanto run, before Bullock ultimately doused that uproar with his dagger baseline jumper in the final 1:16.Cummings paced the still winless Kia (0-6) with 30 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals, while Reden Celda got 15 markers, six boards, and three steals.The Scores:RAIN OR SHINE 94 – Bullock 20, Tiu 13, Belga 12, Daquioag 8, Ponferrada 7, Trollano 6, Maiquez 6, Yap 5, Borboran 5, King 5, Cruz 4, Ahanmisi 3.KIA 86 – Cummings 30, Celda 15, Revilla 11, Corpuz 10, Deutchman 10, Nimes 3, Khobuntin 3, Yee 2, Ballesteros 2, Paniamogan 0, Galanza 0, Caperal 0, Jaime 0.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Somdev, Sania’s ouster end India’s Aus Open singles campaign

first_imgIndia’s campaign in both men’s and women’s singles event in the Australian Open ended on a sour note with Somdev Devvarman and Sania Mirza going down fighting in their respective first round matches here today.While, Somdev went down fighting to Tommy Robredo of Spain in straight sets 6-7(4) 3-6 4-6, Sania managed to bag a set before losing 7-5 3-6 1-6 to former World No 1 and winner of seven Grand Slams Justine Henin of Belgium.Somdev, who was handed a wildcard after his impressive performance last year, posed some threat to the world no 52 Robredo, who was once ranked as high as number 5, but eventually failed to sustain in a contest that lasted two hours and 37 minutes.On the other hand, the 24-year-old Sania, who booked a berth in the women’s singles main draw of the Australian Open only after going through a tough qualifying route, gave Henin a run for her money.Henin had to draw all her trademark fighting spirit to avoid a disastrous first-round departure from the mega-event.Sania, during her seventh straight Australian Open appearance, came up with some winners and looked almost set to cause an upset.Having won the first set that lasted an hour, Sania raised hopes of an improbable Indian win but she failed to make any impact in the remaining two sets, allowing 11th-seeded Belgian to come back right into the game and finally steal the match in a little over two hours.Sania, though hardly had any real chance of registering a win in the first round, after being drawn against a tough opponent in Henin, who on her part is also making a comeback after missing the US Open because to an elbow injury suffered at the Wimbledon last year.advertisementSania, who once reached as high as 27th in WTA rankings, has slipped to 145 because to a recurring wrist injury last season.Sania’s best singles performance at the Australian Open has been third round appearances in 2005 and 2008. She had won the mixed doubles title with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi in 2009, which is her only Grand Slam title.Somdev Devvarman returns to Spain’s Tommy Robredo in Melbourne on Monday. APEarlier, the gutsy 25-year-old Somdev, who was making his debut in the Australian Open, tested Robredo in the first set, but the Spaniard then brought all his experience to fore to ultimately prevail with a 7-6 win.Robredo, however, did not have much difficulty in the next two sets. Somdev could not break his first round jinx this year as he had lost in the opening round of the Aircel Chennai Open also.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Ind vs Eng: We believe we can beat India, says Andy Flower

first_imgEngland coach Andy Flower finds it “strange” when people term his team’s goal of becoming the numero uno Test side as overconfidence because he believes the home team has the firepower to beat India in the upcoming series, starting with the first Test at Lord’s on Thursday.”I find it amazing people are amazed that we talk about being the No 1 side in the world. People make a big thing of it ? especially commentators and ex-players.”When they played for England did they not want to be the best side in the world? Doesn’t every Test team want that goal? Surely? Isn’t it very obvious and natural? I find it strange that it’s seen as overconfidence or an outlandish goal,” Flower said.”Surely that’s the goal you should have? Otherwise aren’t you selling yourself and your country short?” “It’s a great challenge (series against India). Playing the No 1 side here is going to be a tough proposition but we believe we can beat them,” he insisted.The four-Test series between table toppers India and third-placed England promises to be the summer’s most riveting contest as Flower’s boys could rise to the pinaccle of world cricket if they beat the visiting Indian team by a 2-0 margin. Flower, however, seemed realistic about his team’s chances as he stressesed on the importance of climbing up the ladder step by step.”Absolutely. We don’t set the goal with the expectation we’re just going to talk about it. We haven’t put a time limit on it but this series is different because we’re playing the current No1 side in the world.advertisement”I think that’s accurate, but we need to get to No2 first. We’ll do that if we win this series ? but just beating India doesn’t guarantee moving us into the top slot. But, on the eve of this series, I can’t help but concentrate on this match and on the first day. That’s the important focus,” he said. .Reflecting on his time so far with the England team, the 43-year-old former Zimbabwe captain said, “It’s gone very well over the last two years and we’ve had really good results. But I’m very keen for it not just to be two good years. We want to establish.””I really don’t want this to sound cliched but we want to establish an England team culture that is very strong and stands the test of time. That’s achievable if it’s run well.”It’s definitely not impossible (to reach that level) but we’ve got a long way to go before we could even dream of such dominance. We have to take care of the here and now. This series is vitally important,” he added.Meanwhile, England’s new bowling sensation Chris Tremlett has termed the Indian batting line-up as the biggest challenge in world cricket currently but said his side can do well against the number one Test team.”You have to say they are the biggest challenge. They generally get runs on the board. But we know if do the right things, we can bowl them out and get 20 wickets,” said Tremlett, who in his short career of nine Tests has claimed 45 wickets at an average of 25.20.”They have great players. They play attritional, very patient cricket. You need to be very patient yourself to bowl them out,” he said. Tremlett, who is 6-feet-7-inches tall, made the Indian batsmen hop around a bit in Trent Bridge four years ago but feels he is a far better bowler at this stage of his career.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Fabio Fognini Says Andy Murray Just Like Him ‘Because He Complains’

first_imgShanghai: Fabio Fognini said on Thursday that Andy Murray and himself are alike because they both like to complain, after their match at the Shanghai Masters descended into acrimony.Bad blood boiled on Tuesday when the Italian defeated the Briton in three bitter sets, during which Murray told Fognini to “shut up”. Afterwards, the former number one accused 12th-ranked Fognini of shouting while he played a critical point.The 32-year-old Fognini attempted to play down the row.”What do I have to say? I have to say something?” Fognini replied, asked by AFP what he made of Murray’s accusations.”I don’t have to defend myself. The past is the past, I have known him since we are 14.”For me they stay on court, and that’s it… I’ve nothing to say.” Pushed if was aggrieved to have been told to “shut up” by a fuming Murray, Fognini said: “I don’t (wasn’t) upset, I’m not.”He has his character, I have mine, and that’s it.” Fognini, who defeated Russia’s Karen Khachanov to reach the last eight in Shanghai on Thursday, queried the need to make peace with three-time Grand Slam champion Murray.”Peace? I told you, we know each other really well,” said Fognini.”Inside the court we are almost the same because most of the time I’m complaining and he’s complaining.”But that’s part of our job, so I’ve nothing to say.” Reports suggested that Fognini and Murray, who clashed at the net towards the end of their tetchy match, followed the row on afterwards.”We talked normally,” said the Italian.Fognini put on another colourful display to reach the Shanghai quarter-finals. The Italian had several prickly exchanges with the chair umpire and the crowd in a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Khachanov.Fognini collapsed in fits of laughter at the net after one umpiring decision and then had an animated exchange with the official in Italian.He next plays Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, the in-form world number four and US Open finalist.”I think it’s the worst player that I can play at the moment because he changed completely in the summer,” Fognini said.”Of course he was great also before, but he made unbelievable changes during the US swing and he’s dangerous, he’s really dangerous. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. andy murrayFabio FogniniShanghai Mastersshut up First Published: October 10, 2019, 6:19 PM ISTlast_img read more

Four-day net session for Team India ahead of first Test in Kanpur

first_imgTeam India will have a four-day net session from September 18-21 at Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium, where the hosts will take on New Zealand in the first Test.According to a TOI report, this won’t be a conditioning camp but an extended common net session after the West Indies series. The Virat Kohli-led team will be reaching Kanpur on September 17.Few players like Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra were asked by the team management to play in the Duleep Trophy to get some match practice before the actual series starts. Rohit will also be playing for Mumbai in the tour game from September 16-18 against New Zealand in Delhi.New Zealand play the second Test in Kolkata and the third in Indore, followed by the five-match ODI series.last_img read more

Barcelona likely to make renewed bid for Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann

first_imgBarcelona are set to make another attempt to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid after last year’s long saga led to the France international rejecting the Catalan club, according to multiple reports in the Spanish media on Tuesday.Griezmann famously turned down an offer to join Barcelona last season, detailing his internal struggles about whether to make the move in a landmark documentary called The Decision, which was produced by a company owned by Barca’s Gerard Pique.He later signed a new contract with Atletico until 2023 which initially raised his release clause to 200 million euros but numerous reports say that figure will drop to 120 million on July 1.Catalan newspaper Sport said on their front cover that Barca have set their sights on Griezmann again and plan to fund paying his release clause of 120 million euros ($134.9 million) by selling Brazilian Philippe Coutinho, who cost them a club record 165 million.Spanish newspaper Marca said that Atletico’s squad believe Griezmann’s departure is ‘feasible’ while radio station Cadena Ser said the Frenchman is looking to leave the Madrid outfit after ending the campaign trophyless.The Griezmann saga caused great embarrassment to Barca but after the humiliating 4-0 defeat to Liverpool which sent them out of the Champions League, the club are planning to shake up their ageing squad ahead of next season.Griezmann has been Atletico’s talismanic figure since joining from Real Sociedad in 2014, but the club’s finances have been stretched by his ever-rising salary, which Marca say exceeds 20 million euros per year after tax.advertisementAtletico have already agreed to sell France defender Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich for 80 million euros, while long-serving captain Diego Godin has announced he is leaving the club at the end of the season.Also Read | Daniele De Rossi to leave AS Roma after 18 yearslast_img read more

Chess: Guildford extend their record unbeaten run in 4NCL to 66 matches

first_imgShare on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Support The Guardian Chess: Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana in the hunt for more prizes Share on LinkedIn From marathons to miniature: Simon Williams, the “Ginger GM” showed in the Cheddleton v Oxford match how to defeat premature queen’s side castling, even though Black has only two open files available. While White routinely castled long, Williams kept his own king in the centre and thus gained an extra tempo for his speedy assault. White resigned a little early, but 17 Bxb4 Nxb4 18 Nc1 0-0 (finally) 19 Rd2 Bd7 20 f5 c3! is a black avalanche.Tim Dickinson v Simon Williams1 d4 e6 2 e4 d5 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 e5 Nfd7 5 f4 c5 6 Nf3 Nc6 7 Be3 Be7 8 Qd2 a6 9 Qf2 Qa5 10 O-O-O? b5 11 Kb1 b4 12 Ne2 c4 13 c3? Rb8 14 Ka1 Nb6 15 cxb4 Bxb4 16 Bd2 Na4 0-13566 1 Ba7! e4 2 Kd8! Kf8 3 Nd7 mate. The subtle key 1 Ba7! creates a flight square at f8 for the black king at move two, avoiding stalemate. Read more Some may think this unbroken run of success a tad monotonous, and 2018-19 could provide a sterner test. Manx Liberty, including the Isle of Man IM Dieter Kolbus but with a corps of 2600-rated Romanians who used to play for Trier before that club fell out with the German Bundesliga, won every match in Division Two. Manx Liberty is already good enough to fight for second place with Cheddleton, White Rose and Wood Green in the 2018-19 4NCL season.It could be a pivotal moment for Manx chess. In the last few years the annual IoM tournament in October has joined Tradewise Gibraltar and Moscow Aeroflot among the top opens on the global calendar. The world champion, Magnus Carlsen, won it in 2017, ahead of his challenger Fabiano Caruana and a flock of other elite players From a marketing viewpoint it would make good sense for Manx Liberty to be granted increased support so that it can compete with Guildford and thus bring round the year publicity to the island.The 4NCL battle for second place reached its climax in the penultimate round when Cheddleton and White Rose drew 4-4. Three-time British champion David Howell’s marathon with Spain’s Daniel Alsina Leal went to 186 moves, a 4NCL record, as Howell tried vainly to score with king and rook against king and knight.Howell has come to specialise in long grinds. Since 2015 the database shows him with another seven games of over 100 moves, all nowhere near the world record of 269 moves set at Belgrade 1989. Half a century ago the top mark was a mere 191 moves, but two factors have brought a change.There is increased awareness of the chances for a decisive result in basic endings: Garry Kasparov has won with K+R v K+N, Carlsen with K+R+N v K+R, while England’s Keith Arkell has won K+R+B v K+R at least 15 times. Much faster time limits mean that many games finish with both sides down to a few seconds increment, and this makes it worth trying to induce an error. In the old days with adjournments a marathon could drag out for the best part of a week. Reuse this content Leonard Barden on chess Chesscenter_img … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. news Read more Share on WhatsApp Guildford are still the chess kings at the end of another 4NCL (Four Nations Chess League) season. The Surrey team won all its 11 matches and overcame its Midlands rival Cheddleton 5.5-2.5 in Monday’s final fixture. The losers at least got closer than in 2017, when Guildford’s margin was 6.5-1.5 and they had a round to spare.This was Guildford’s sixth successive championship, achieved with an overall total of 64 wins and two draws in 66 matches. The 2012-13 season, when Guildford ended Wood Green’s long reign, is a distant memory. Its cosmopolitan squad includes the England Olympiad grandmasters Matthew Sadler and Gawain Jones, three highly rated GMs from France, and the former world champion Antoaneta Stefanova on the women’s board. Just to make sure on the final weekend, they fielded another top Bulgarian, Ivan Cheparinov, as a wildcard. Since you’re here… Chess: Sam Shankland surprise US champion ahead of Fabiano Caruana Topics Share on Pinterest Share via Emaillast_img read more

Photo: Check Out This Michigan Fan’s Incredible Charles Woodson Tattoo

first_imgFans watch a Michigan Wolverines flag after a score against the Illinois Fighting Illini.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 22: Fans watch a Michigan Wolverines flag after a score against the Illinois Fighting Illini on October 22, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***The image of Charles Woodson walking off the Michigan Stadium field with a rose in between his teeth following the Wolverines’ victory against Ohio State is an iconic one for those associated with the program. One Michigan fan has gotten said image tattooed on their body. Check out this incredible piece of art a Wolverines’ fan recently had done: First tattoo is done. #GoBlue. 〽️— Honey Breezy (@BHugh_215) March 1, 2015Woodson, the 1997 Heisman Trophy winner, helped Michigan win the Rose Bowl and a share of the national championship that season.last_img read more

FEASTING: Spicing Up the Holidays with Ft. Greene Farms

first_img The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious Editors’ Recommendations You began experimenting with condiments in your time off before launching Ft. Greene Farms. Were you finding current brands in the market were missing certain flavors in their products or did it just come from a place of curiosity?A little bit of both. With my marketing background and about five years of culinary experience (three years with Alta Marea Group and two years of recipe testing and food photography for a wide variety of publications and more than 20 cookbooks) I had a good sense of what the marketplace liked but noticed some things were missing. My approach to Ft. Greene Farms was simple: take things I know people already enjoy and twist slightly to present them in a way the consumer hasn’t seen before. One example would be our Pickled Mustard Seeds. It’s essentially coarse ground mustard before the emulsification stage. We create little caviared seeds that add a tart pop to anything you put them on. The unique texture and familiar flavor profile make it just different enough from our competitors that we’re able to create something new out of something old. Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes You truly care about high quality ingredients and speak directly to farmers to find out how their produce is grown. Has this always been a passion? Do you think more people are feeling pressure to care about where their food is coming from now than ever before?Because my career started in fine dining, it has been instilled from the very beginning – choose the right ingredients and you will be able to create flavors that work in harmony. A great example for us is our Charred Sriracha in which we use Fresno chilies from California. We specifically chose this pepper for its subtle floral notes and unique color. Now more than ever, people want to know where their food comes from, what specific kinds of peppers are being used and if there are artificial syrups or added sugars (never at Ft. Greene Farms). The general public takes pride in finding these unique brands that take additional effort to distinguish themselves and use fresh local ingredients. Yes, it takes a few extra steps on our end when buying raw materials to make our products, but you can taste the difference and that’s what we are all about.With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, we’re looking for new ways to spice up the big dinner. Do you have any suggestions on how to use Ft. Greene Farms condiments during the holidays this year?Of course, I think all our products go great with the flavor profile of Thanksgiving. One way to use them would be directly in that homemade gravy to add a pop and round out the sauce. Or maybe you want to get adventurous and create a unique side dish like Honey-Sriracha glazed Brussels sprouts.Gravy with Pickled Mustard Seeds (serves 8)Ingredients:2 turkey wings1 large onion (chopped)2 carrots (chopped)2 ribs celery (chopped)1 tablespoon Veg. Oil10 tups cold water4 sprigs thyme2 cloves garlic3 tablespoon butter (unsalted)½ cups AP flour1 Jar Ft. Greene Farms Pickled Mustard SeedsMethod• Preheat oven to 400 degrees F• Combine onion, carrots, celery and vegetable oil in a large roasting pan and toss to coat. Place turkey wings on top of vegetables• Place roasting pan in the preheated oven and cook until the turkey wings are browned and vegetables are caramelized and softened, 45 to 60 minutes.• Transfer turkey wings and vegetables to a large stockpot. Place the roasting pan over a stovetop burner on medium heat. Pour 2 tablespoons cold water into the pan and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Transfer mixture to the stockpot and add 10 cups cold water, thyme and garlic.• Bring turkey wing mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until meat falls off the bone, about 3 hours. Skim off turkey fat throughout the process and set aside 2 tablespoons.• Strain turkey stock and reserve 6 cups of stock; discard all the solids.• Heat butter and 2 tablespoons reserved turkey fat in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle in flour and cook, whisking continuously, until it begins to smell like cooked popcorn, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly pour in turkey stock, whisking continuously. Increase heat to high and simmer until thick and warmed through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt, black pepper to taste.• Add about half of the jar of seeds to hot gravy and stir.Glazed Sprouts (serves 4-6)Ingredients:1.5 pounds of Brussels sprouts (trimmed and halved lengthwise)2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)1 tablespoon honey3 tablespoon Ft. Greene Farms Sriracha½ teaspoon soy sauce1 tablespoon vegetable oilMethod:• In a small bowl, combine the Ft. Greene Farms Charred Sriracha, honey, soy sauce and garlic. Stir and set aside• Preheat a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add oil followed by the brussels sprouts, stirring frequently for 4 to 5 minutes• Pour in the sauce mixture and evenly coat the brussels sprouts. Cook for an additional 4 or 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before serving. Season with salt to taste.To learn more about Ft. Greene Farms and find out where to buy, visit We’re always looking for new ways to spice up classic dishes, takeout and whatever else is cooking in our kitchens, but some pre-packaged condiments are too overpowering or just not fresh enough for our taste. And time isn’t always on our side to whip up everything from scratch, which is why we keep the pantry stocked with necessities from Ft. Greene Farms. Launched by Nathan Meshberg in 2013, each condiment is hand-packed with locally-sourced ingredients, so you know it’s fresh. With Thanksgiving on the horizon, we chatted with Nate to learn more about Ft. Green Farms and how you can use his delicious concoctions to spice up your holiday this year.You have years of restaurant experience. Where did you get your start in the food industry? Is it a field in which you’ve always wanted to work?I started my culinary career in 2009 with chef Michael White at Marea. Like most cooks, I started at the garde manger station and worked my way up to the line. Eventually I was given the responsibility of saucier. It was there I began to understand how to build flavors and how little details can make all the difference between a good dish and a great dish. Prior to starting my culinary career, I graduated from the Daniels College of Business (University of Denver) and came to New York and worked in advertising at Grey. It only took a few years to learn sitting in a desk from 9-5 was not the right fit for me. The highlight of my days were coming home and cooking for roommates and friends. My real passion was in the kitchen. Tips for How to Make Your Own Rotisserie Chicken at Homelast_img read more

Lady Wray Finds Her Voice on ‘Queen Alone’

first_imgEarlier this fall, Nicole Wray released Queen Alone under the name Lady Wray.Queen Alone is Wray’s first full-length as Lady Wray, but she has the better part of two decades of experience in a mercurial music industry behind her.Missy Elliot discovered Wray in the mid-90s, after flying to Wray’s hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia, and auditioning the singer in her family home. Following the audition, an impressed Missy Elliot featured Wray on her 1997 album, Supa Dupa Fly, and produced Wray’s own debut album, Make It Hot.Though Make It Hot‘s title track hit #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified Gold by the RIAA, Wray only released a single record with Missy Elliot before the two parted ways. This would be the first of many bumps in the road. Between 2001 and 2015, Wray would sign with Roc-A-Fella only to be dumped by the label before she was able to release an album, and release a well-received album on Truth & Soul with Terri Walker under the name LADY only to have Walker leave the project just before the beginning of a tour.Wray took charge following Walker’s departure and toured as LADY on her own, using it as an opportunity to display her impressive voice and songwriting ability. Now, three years after Lady, Wray has a new solo album out: Queen Alone.A brilliant collection of retro soul tracks, Queen Alone is a virtuosic display of skill from—as the album credits her—Lady Wray. In an interview with Wax Poetics, Danny Akalepse, acclaimed DJ and co-founder of the label that released Queen Alone, described Wray’s “Do It Again” as “one of the most asked-about songs that I have” and said he plays it “right next to Jay Z records; right next to Dilla records.”Lady Wray has seen her dreams frustrated by shifting fortunes many times over, but Queen Alone succeeds by taking those very frustrations and sublimating them into a gorgeous album backed by a strong artistic voice.Queen Alone is out now on Big Crown Records and is available on Amazon, iTunes, and Big Crown Records’ Online Store. The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more

200k spent in August petroleum land rights sale

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After the provincial government only netted $27,000 during last month’s petroleum and natural gas land rights sale, August’s wasn’t much better.In Wednesday’s auction, the provincial government netted just $201,872.37 from the sale of a single drilling license, which was one of only three parcels of land on the auction block. The 777-hectare parcel is located near Montney, just north of Fort St. John. Stomp Energy Ltd. purchased the parcel for $259.81 per hectare.So far this year, petroleum land rights auctions have brought in just $59,670,245.38. That number, while still more than the roughly $33.6 million paid for land rights in 2015 and 2016 combined, is still well below the $173 million the Province earned last year. The next petroleum land rights sale is taking place on September 12th, when four drilling licenses and two leases will be put up for auction.last_img read more

City council backs Saskatoon lowemissions plan in principle

Saskatoon city council approved city hall’s low-emissions community plan in principle, even as council members differed on what that means.Council voted 7-4 Monday night on a strategy that has sparked considerable debate and speakers ate up almost the entire afternoon portion of Monday’s meeting.The plan includes 40 initiatives to try to reduce Saskatoon’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent of 2014 levels by 2050.The total cost of the plan, including investment by city hall and the community at large, is estimated at $19 billion with an even bigger payback of $33.6 billion in savings.“It’s not about writing a blank cheque for an astronomical amount of money,” Coun. Mairin Loewen said. Council’s vote approves consultation on the plan along with some preliminary measures.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.City administration pointed out the $19 billion covers all potential spending in the community and city hall’s portion would be about $6.1 billion.Seventeen speakers, including a 16-year-old high student worried about her future, spoke almost entirely in support of the plan. The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce has stated its opposition.Many spoke on the urgency of action on climate change, but council also heard from advocates of electric vehicles and solar power.Coun. Hilary Gough admitted the plan was “daunting” and “confusing,” but voted for it because the cost of taking no action was higher.Mayor Charlie Clark stressed that even though the plan includes measures like mandatory building standards, the vote Monday was only about backing consultations.“We are not approving those things today,” Clark said. “Period.”Clark spoke passionately about the cost of not preparing for electric vehicles and renewable energy. He used Wayne Gretzky’s hockey adage about skating to where the puck is going when it comes to addressing climate change.“It’s hard to tackle this issue in Saskatchewan,” Clark said. “I understand.”Coun. Bev Dubois complained that she did not get a “clear answer” to her question about the financial implications of approving the plan. She said the 30-year time span for the plan was too long.Coun. Randy Donauer said he’s become uncomfortable with forecasts at city hall, citing the predicted diversion rate for recycling.“I’m actually considering this a tacit approval (of the plan),” Donauer said. “My colleagues may not see it this way, but I do.”Coun. Darren Hill echoed concern that approving consultation would suggest to residents the plan is moving forward.Coun. Ann Iwanchuk voted for the plan, but pointed out it does not mean the entire plan is going to happen.Coun. Zach Jeffries said all council members approved the emissions target the plan aims to achieve. He said the plan has been plagued by misconceptions about the cost to city hall.“Frankly, that’s fear mongering,” Jeffries said. “That’s not what the plan actually says.”Chris Guerrette, chief executive officer of the Saskatoon and Region Home Builders’ Association, spoke in favour of incentives in the plan, but expressed skepticism about mandating building standards.Council also voted 6-5 to consider spending on preliminary initiatives in the plan during budget talks this THEY VOTEDHere’s how Saskatoon city council voted Monday on starting consultations on the low-emissions community plan.FOR: Coun. Cynthia Block, Mayor Charlie Clark, Coun. Sarina Gersher, Coun. Hilary Gough, Coun. Ann Iwanchuk, Coun. Zach Jeffries, Coun. Mairin LoewenAGAINST: Coun. Troy Davies, Coun. Randy Donauer, Coun. Bev Dubois, Coun. Darren HillRelated Saskatoon gears up for $19-billion low-emissions plan vote Tank: Emissions plan shows steep climate challenge read more

Prolonged cold snap in Peru causes deaths of 60 children UNICEF says

Concerned that children in the area don’t have enough warm clothes or food, the agency is providing them with heavy garments, blankets and basic medicines. At the same time, UNICEF warned that the situation could worsen drastically with the coldest winter temperatures expected around August or September. Indications are that more than 80,000 families have been affected by the severe cold, and around 60 children have died from acute respiratory infections, UNICEF said. Access to affected areas continues to be difficult due to precarious road conditions and altitudes of up to 4,000 metres above sea level. There have also been major losses of livestock as thousands of llamas, sheep and cows – whose meat, milk and wool sustain the indigenous communities in Peru’s Andean highlands – have frozen to death, UNICEF said. Estimates indicate that the severe weather has killed more than 75,000 farm animals, destroyed more than 300,000 hectares of food crops and damaged an additional 347,000 hectares. Most of the inhabitants of the affected areas are poor peasants eking out a living from llama and alpaca herds and subsistence farming. Quoting health officials, UNICEF said the snow has mostly tapered off, but freezing temperatures plunging to -22° C have persisted, causing many children and elderly people to contract pneumonia – more than 400,000 cases of have been reported – and bronchitis. read more

Sudan UN envoy optimistic about slow steady improvement in Darfur

“I have seen improvements in terms of far less breaches of the ceasefire agreement, more commitment to political talks…step-by-step progress and the trends show that optimism is warranted,” Jan Pronk, head of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) told reporters on his just-concluded two day visit to Darfur, where the 28-month-old civil war has killed nearly 180,000 people and driven more than 2 million from their homes.Mr. Pronk acknowledged a UNMIS report yesterday that widespread looting was continuing in Darfur, but stressed that there would always be those that would take advantage of any opportunity to stoke tensions. He was also concerned that the huge amounts of money donors have poured into Darfur since 2003 would dwindle in the coming year as new challenges on the African continent emerged. Still, he stood by his optimism for steady progress overall “given the indications that show the situation improving and stable.” The main focus of Mr. Pronk’s visit was to follow up on his earlier meetings with the commanders of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM), one of Darfur’s two main rebel factions – the other is the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) – to discuss ways to keep the peace process on track following the signing of a preliminary agreement with the Government in July aimed at ending the fighting.On the African Union-led peace talks which were suspended after the accord was reached but set to restart in late August, Mr. Pronk said that the SLM commanders were more serious and more united in their decision to continue the talks. “They have proposed a postponement to the talks to enable them to convene and organize themselves and be more united and to prepare an agenda.” Recalling that the previous round of talks had ended on a positive note, it was his view that there should now be “lengthy and substantial” talks, perhaps two more rounds after this short postponement. “Then they hold their convention and then hold the final seventh round of talks somewhere around October to be in time for the date I suggested of the end of the year for the signing of a comprehensive peace agreement for this area,” he said.The Darfur conflict erupted in February 2003 when the two rebel groups demanded an end to economic marginalisation and sought power-sharing within the Sudanese state. read more

UN Security Council extends terms of judges serving on Rwanda genocide tribunal

Highlighting Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s recent call for “early action in order to provide the Tribunal with the continuity, stability and certainty necessary for the efficient and effective planning of trials,” the Council unanimously extended the terms of office of the judges until 31 December 2008.Tribunal President Erik Møse had requested the extension in a letter in which among other things he noted that new trials examining those accused of the 1994 Rwandan genocide will continue well beyond May 2007 and should certain judges not be re-elected in next year’s stipulated ballot it would be impossible for the 2008 deadline to be met.The judges are: Charles Michael Dennis Byron (Saint Kitts and Nevis); Asoka de Silva (Sri Lanka); Sergei Aleckseievich Egorov (Russian Federation); Mehmet Güney (Turkey); Khalida Rachid Khan (Pakistan); Erik Møse (Norway); Arlete Ramaroson (Madagascar); Jai Ram Reddy (Fiji); William Hussein Sekule (United Republic of Tanzania); Andrésa Vaz (Senegal); and Inés Mónica Weinberg de Roca (Argentina).Today’s resolution also requested that Member States “continue to make every effort” to ensure that their nationals who serve as permanent judges on the Tribunal remain available to serve in their positions until the end of 2008.Last week Mr. Møse told the Security Council it was “vital” for Member States to cooperate in the Tribunal’s work but added that it remains on course to complete the trials of 65 to 70 persons by the end of 2008 as indicated in its Completion Strategy. read more

UN lauds special chemistry of the periodic table kicking off 150th anniversary

The decision two years ago by the UN General Assembly to hold this year-long celebration aims to recognize the importance of the periodic table as “one of the most important and influential achievements in modern science, reflecting the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics, biology and other basic sciences disciplines”. The launch event held in Paris brought together scientists and representatives of the private sector, and was opened by UNESCO’s Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, featuring notable guests such as Mikhail Kotyukov, Russia’s Minister of Science and Higher Education, Pierre Corvol, the President of the French Académie des Sciences, and Professor Ben Feringa, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.UNESCO will present its educational initiative, 1001 Inventions: Journeys from Alchemy to Chemistry, designed to help young people in schools all over the world improve their understanding of chemistry and its numerous uses.Other notable activities organized throughout the year include symposiums in Paris, France, and Murcia, Spain, and an online competition to test the knowledge and stimulate the curiosity of secondary education students on the subject. An interactive exhibit is also planned until Wednesday at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris. read more

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GIY Growing tomatoes successfully and a pitta pocket recipe

first_imgGIY: Growing tomatoes successfully and a pitta pocket recipe Growing tomatoes successfully in Ireland is about cheating our climate, writes Michael Kelly. Share Tweet Email9 Saturday 1 Apr 2017, 12:30 PM Apr 1st 2017, 12:30 PM 6 Comments By Michael Kelly Source: Shutterstock/GooDween123As the hungry gap really starts to kick in, and the range of veg available from the garden narrows, I’m on the hunt for recipes that use a single veg and some store cupboard ingredients to good effect.  This is a great example from River Cottage Veg Every Day, using up some of our remaining carrots for a lovely light supper or lunch.  I used a sourdough bread instead of the pitta bread, spreading a little yoghurt instead of butter and heaping the carrot mix on top. You can also add a little crushed cumin seed to the yoghurt for an added kick. Delicious. Ingredients50g butter1 tablespoon rapeseed or olive oil1 heaped teaspoon cumin seeds4 large carrots (about 500g), peeled and cut into 2–3mm thick slices1 large garlic clove, finely slicedFinely grated zest of 1 orange, plus a good squeeze of juice1 teaspoon hot smoked paprika400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed4 pitta breads or freshly cooked, soft flatbreads4 heaped tablespoons plain (full-fat) yoghurt or soured creamSea salt and freshly ground black pepper  Short URL Grower Directions Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and let them fry for a minute or two. Add the carrots and fry for about 8–10 minutes, stirring often, until tender and starting to brown, but still with some bite. Add the garlic, orange zest, paprika and chickpeas and cook until the chickpeas are hot. Remove from the heat, season with salt and pepper and add a good squeeze of orange juice. Taste and add more salt, pepper and/or orange juice as needed. Spoon some of the chickpea mixture into the pocket of a warmed pitta (or into the middle of each flatbread) and top with a spoonful of yoghurt or cream. Fold flatbreads, if using. Serve straight away.Michael Kelly is founder of GIY and GROW HQ. Click here for more GIY tips and recipes. Michael Kelly 361 Views TIMING IS ALWAYS important in the veg patch, but with the growing of tomatoes it is even more so. Tomato seeds are sown in February and coaxed and nurtured along various phases of growth with a view to planting out into a greenhouse or polytunnel in April or May. A healthy cherry tomato plant can produce literally hundreds of tomatoes – it goes without saying that it takes a lot of energy to produce that much food, and so the plant has a lot of growing to do before it can undertake this super-human task.  So, growing tomatoes successfully in Ireland is about cheating our climate, and starting them indoors in February so the plants have enough time to grow big and strong before producing fruit in July. SowingIn previous years, I started tomato seeds off in 10cm pots, sowing 10 seeds per pot. A few weeks later, after they germinated, I took each tiny seedling and put it into a module tray to grow on.  Then when they outgrow the module tray I put each seedling back in to its own 10cm pot, before finally planting out in the soil in the polytunnel in May.  Needless to say this 4-stage process was a little time consuming (not to mention expensive with all that extra compost) – but on the other hand it served me well to get the plants good and strong. Last year I upped the stakes considerably by buying a big commercial tunnel and cramming it with nearly 100 tomato plants. The good news is that it meant endless supplies of tomato sauces and soups for the freezer. The bad news is that it meant our workload increased dramatically.  Taking advice from Richard our Head Grower here at GROW HQ (formerly a commercial organic grower), this year I am trying to cut out two of those phases.  I sowed the seeds directly in the module trays and am hoping to get them straight from there into the soil.  This is where the timing issue comes in. Richard in his wisdom waited until almost the end of February to sow his tomatoes which means his will be fine in the module trays until mid April when they can be planted out in the tunnel.  In my eagerness, I sowed mine in early February which means they are now bursting out of the trays but it’s still too early to plant them out. So this week I had to plant them up in to bigger module trays to hold them for another few weeks. Another timing lesson learned for next year. The Basics – Transplanting Tomatoes  Unlike say carrots or parsnips, tomatoes don’t mind a little handling at the seedling stage – moving them to bigger pots or module trays shouldn’t harm them. Did you know that the little fuzzy hairs on the stem of a tomato seedling can become a root if planted under the soil?  Burying the seedlings a little deeper than normal will help to develop a larger, deeper root system and therefore healthier, sturdier plants.  When transplanting tomatoes, water them well the day before. This makes them easier to remove the next day. If they are coming out of module trays, just pop the little plug plant out of the module.  If they are coming from a pot or tray, hold the leaf of the seedling carefully and use a plant label to ease it out of the soil, bringing as much root with it as possible. Make a hole in the compost in the new pot or module tray and pop the little seedling in carefully.  Firm it in gently. If your seedlings are a bit leggy you can remedy this by burying up to 2/3 of the plant, including the lower sets of leaves. GROW HQ Courses – Beginners Guide to Growing, April 9 Have you always wanted to grow your own food, but don’t know where to start? Do you get confused by all those weird horticulture terms and Latin names for plants? This course for beginners with GIY Founder Michael Kelly will get you started on your GIY journey. Learn how to make a simple yearly plan for your veg patch, the most common veg to grow, and how and when to sow a variety of seeds as well as lots of tips on keeping your plants and soil healthy, managing pests and disease, and simple techniques to get the most out of your veg patch. Take home a variety of veg growing guides, and lots of other information to get you growing. Sunday April 9, 10am to 4pm.  Price €65 including a delicious lunch at GROW HQ.  Book at or call 051 584422. Recipe of the Week – Spicy Carrot and Chickpea Pitta Pocket  Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

WATCH Greece tourism film wins at the 2017 World Tourism Organisation Awards

first_imgGreece has been honoured at the recent United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) 22nd general assembly in Chengdu, China on 15 September. Greece – a 365 Day Destination has won the top prize in the European category of the UNWTO international video competition. The film was submitted by the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) and was directed by Andonis Theocharis Kioukas, who has masterminded numerous documentaries and videos about Greece in recent years.Neos Kosmos caught up with the talented Mr Kioukas in July at Cine Manto in Mykonos, just before he was due to fly out to a film shoot in Cyprus. He told us about the competition and his hopes the video would win the award. Fast forward a few weeks and his hopes and those of the GNTO have been justifiably realised.The short film showcases cities, traditional villages, breathtaking nature, our rich culture, archaeological sites, mesmerising islands and culinary treats and recipes from a fascinating destination. With visitor numbers to Greece at an all time high, the video and award is a timely reminder that Greece is at the forefront of tourism and cultural experiences in Europe.Other winners at the 2017 awards include Chile, Tunisia and Indonesia.Watch the award winning video here: Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more