Canadian carbon project aims to prove clean coal works

“Once people hear that the economics are very good, maybe we won’t have everybody dash to gas and throw out coal. We hope the rest of the world can learn from our plant.”A technology that holds the hope for cleaner use of coal will be tested on a commercial scale for the first time in Canada next year, aiming to resolve big uncertainties about the vast amount of power it will need.Saskatchewan Power Corp. (SaskPower) hopes that a US$1.24-billion refit of its 45-year-old Boundary Dam power plant to capture carbon dioxide emissions will make investors think twice about shifting to gas-fired plants from dirtier coal.“This will come in on time and on budget,” Michael Monea, head of SaskPower’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiatives, told Reuters in an interview.The company hopes that its carbon capture technology will reduce Boundary Dam’s power output by only a quarter or thereabouts, making it the world’s first commercially viable large-scale CCS project at a coal-fired power plant.Success could spur interest in CCS technology from China to the United States as an effective way to fight climate change.“We need this as an example of carbon capture and storage actually happening,” said Camilla Svendsen Skriung, of the Norwegian environmental group Zero.The plant is designed to capture one million tonnes a year of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from April 2014. It will also trap the pollutant sulphur dioxide.SaskPower agreed last month to sell the carbon dioxide it captures to Canadian oil company Cenovus Energy – when injected into an oil well, the gas raises the pressure and forces more oil to the surface. Monea did not reveal the price agreed.Monea said that the key to proving that clean coal is possible is to limit the “parasitic load” – the amount of power needed to capture the carbon and sulphur.“The big deal for us is parasitic load. The old 140 megawatt plant will be new again, so will probably generate 150 to 155 megawatts. Then the capture plant may mean we lose 40 megawatts of power,” he said.“I am hoping that we will net higher than 110 megawatts (after the carbon has been captured).”COSTS AND PENALTIESThere are a few other commercial carbon capture projects, such as the one at the Sleipner natural gas field off Norway run by Statoil, which re-injects a million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year beneath the seabed.However, high costs and low penalties for emitting carbon mean that such projects have failed to catch on for coal-fired plants as part of efforts to slow climate change.“Once people hear that the economics are very good, maybe we won’t have everybody dash to gas and throw out coal,” Monea said. “We hope the rest of the world can learn from our plant.”SaskPower says that the plant will reduce carbon emissions by about 90 percent – the equivalent, it says, of taking 250,000 cars off the roads in the province every year.Almost 200 nations have set themselves a deadline of end-2015 to agree a United Nations-led pact to combat climate change, with its implementation set for the start of 2020. But after past failures, there is little prospect of a global price on carbon emissions that would help to make carbon capture more viable.Monea said that lessons from the Boundary Dam refit, aided by a federal government subsidy of $240 million, will cut costs and mean that future refits can be completed without state aid.The costs of the Boundary Dam refit were comparable to those for replacing it with a new natural gas plant, Monea said. The plant has ready access to water, which might otherwise be a constraint.The cost of the refit means that power prices paid by SaskPower’s clients will rise by a few cents from the 10 to 11 cents per kilowatt that they pay now, he said.The European Commission last month said that it failed to find a winner in a contest to fund EU carbon capture and storage projects, deepening doubts that the technology can soon emerge to help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.© Thomson Reuters 2013 read more

OPP report uptick in opioid overdoses

The opioid epidemic in North America is increasingly hitting home in Norfolk County.At Wednesday’s meeting of the Norfolk Police Services Board, Acting Insp. Jim Millson noted that front-line officers have administered life-saving doses of an opioid antidote to four individuals so far in March.“I have noticed an uptick in calls, yes,” Millson said. “This month alone our officers saved four individuals with naloxone. For some reason – in March – we have seen an uptick.”Norfolk OPP recently reported they were called upon twice in the same day to save a woman from opioid overdoses. On Monday, front-line officers saved two Norfolk men with naloxone in the span of an hour.A 28-year-old Norfolk man was pulled back from the brink in Simcoe around 6:30 p.m. Monday while a 37-year-old man – also in Simcoe – was saved around 7:30 p.m.“Officers arrived on scene and located a homeowner conducting chest compressions on the male,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said of the latter incident in a news release.“Attending officers were informed that a dose of naloxone had already been administered. Officers still noted that the male was in medical crisis from what appeared to be an opioid overdose. An officer immediately administered approximately three more doses of naloxone and revived the unconscious male, who was transported to a local area hospital by ambulance for further treatment.”Insp. Joe Varga, chief of the Norfolk OPP, praised the officers for their cool under pressure.“Officers that attended both of these addresses were able to quickly identify an opioid overdose and administered naloxone, ultimately saving both men,” Varga said.“When someone is overdosing, minutes can make the difference between life and death.”At Wednesday’s meeting of the police services board, chair David Murphy noted that the woman saved from an overdose twice in Norfolk earlier this month made the national news.Naloxone temporarily reverses the effect of an overdose by blocking the uptake of opioids into the nervous system. An opioid overdose kills by depressing the respiratory system to the point of collapse.Naloxone is safe and easy to administer but it is considered only a temporary solution. The chemical buys victims time to get to hospital for a more permanent solution.Opium-based narcotics include codeine, morphine and heroin. Chemists have since figured out how to synthesize these compounds in the laboratory using artificial methods.Synthetic derivatives include fentanyl, carfentanil and other dangerous substances such as purple heroin.The synthetic variations are much more potent than the natural compounds. A few grains of fentanyl are powerful enough to kill individuals who have not built up a tolerance to these substances.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Obama outlines toneddown goals for rest of year but even those priorities

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Regrouping after a feud with Congress stalled his agenda, President Barack Obama is laying down a three-item to-do list for Congress that seems meagre when compared with the bold, progressive agenda he envisioned at the start of his second term.But given the capital’s partisanship, the complexities of the issues and the limited time left, even those items — immigration, farm legislation and a budget — amount to ambitious goals that will take political muscle, skill and ever-elusive compromise to execute.“Those are three specific things that would make a huge difference in our economy right now,” Obama said. “And we could get them done by the end of the year if our focus is on what’s good for the American people.”A breakthrough on any of the three issues would be a welcome development for a political system whose utter dysfunction was put on full display when the government was partially shut down for 16 days and the nation came perilously close to default. Both parties are looking for signs of whether that squabble and its eleventh-hour resolution will make it easier or harder for the two parties to find common ground in the future.Still, the scaled-back vision for what might be feasible in the short term could be disappointing for Obama’s liberal supporters, who have been looking expectantly to the president to enact as much of his agenda as possible before Washington is consumed next year by midterm elections and the end of Obama’s presidency draws nearer.Obama began the year calling for gun control legislation, expanded preschool education, an immigration overhaul, a higher minimum wage and for initiatives to address climate change. But like other moments in Obama’s presidency, fierce interparty divisions and fiscal showdowns have at times overwhelmed the capital and sapped it of any energy to move on other legislation.Obama’s gun control push, spurred by a shocking elementary school shooting in Connecticut, collapsed in the Senate. And immigration legislation attracted bipartisan support in the Senate but has stalled in the Republican-led House, a blow to Obama’s hopes that Republicans would be motivated to support it after losing the Hispanic vote by wide margins in 2012.Meanwhile, legislative efforts to increase wages, expand access to pre-K schools and reduce pollution have been nonstarters in the divided Congress.White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama will continue to press other priorities like college affordability, gun control and climate change, where the president has resorted to executive action after determining Congress was unlikely to act. But he said achieving a bipartisan budget deal or an immigration overhaul would represent no small accomplishments for the country.“There’s no question they’re all difficult, given the current environment,” Carney said, adding that “the president is not at all convinced by the skeptics who say that we can’t get things done.”By focusing on the budget, immigration and the farm bill, which combines agriculture policy with anti-hunger measures, Obama chose three heavy lifts that are already in the congressional pipeline. Yet each is fraught with difficulties, and chances of success for each one are limited.“This White House hasn’t really demonstrated that it can walk and chew gum any more than Congress has,” said William Galston, a Brookings Institution scholar and former Clinton administration official.Even in the first hours after the government shutdown ended, as Democrats and Republicans opened budget negotiations fault lines were beginning to emerge that could lead to deadlock if both sides adhere strictly to their previous positions. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., rejected the possibility that Democrats might agree to cuts to entitlement programs in exchange for relief from automatic spending cuts.In exchange for entitlement cuts, Reid said, Republicans would have to agree to higher taxes — setting up an eerily familiar ideological clash between the two parties now charged with reaching consensus on a budget. Republicans will face intense pressure in their districts not to raise taxes, while Democrats will press Obama not to chip away at the nation’s safety net.“If he buys into the idea that cutting Social Security benefits or cutting Medicare benefits is going to improve the economy, that’s a disaster for him and it’s a disaster for his party,” said Roger Hickey, co-director of the liberal advocacy group Campaign for America’s Future.Further complicating the chances for any legislative successes this year is the poisoned atmosphere created by the recent fiscal standoff. House Republicans in particular bristled at Obama’s refusal to negotiate on the debt ceiling and at his belittling view of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.“This recent fight has spoiled the opportunity for getting anything major done by the rest of the year,” said Ron Bonjean, a former top House and Senate Republican leadership aide. “There are a lot of hard feelings.”At the same time, Republicans are smarting from having deployed a strategy aimed at undermining Obama’s health care law that failed, exposing deep GOP divisions and potentially giving Obama a temporary upper hand.And the White House is hoping the hangover from the shutdown, which both sides acknowledge accomplished little, will produce a thaw in the intense pursuit of ideological posturing, creating an atmosphere more conducive to compromise and progress.“We hope it is,” Carney said. “We have to hope for the best and assume the best here.”___Follow Josh Lederman on Twitter at http://twitter.com/joshledermanAP and Jim Kuhnhenn at http://twitter.com/jkuhnhenn Obama outlines toned-down goals for rest of year, but even those priorities are no easy task by Josh Lederman And Jim Kuhnhenn, The Associated Press Posted Oct 18, 2013 2:17 am MDT read more

Saputo says price war helped consumers but hurt its Canadian profits

Saputo says price war helped consumers but hurt its Canadian profits by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 5, 2015 11:38 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – A year-long price war led by its two large Canadian rivals has benefited consumers, but hurt Saputo Inc.’s profitability, the cheese and dairy processor says.“You’ve got Canada that is a very stable market, very little growth and the only way our competitors are able to pickup marketshare is to steal that volume from someone else,” CEO Lino Saputo Jr. said Thursday after releasing the company’s third-quarter results.The company’s profits increased 7.3 per cent from a year ago despite a 12 per cent drop in Canada caused by heightened competition and the delayed opening of a new distribution centre in the Montreal area.Saputo singled out Agropur, a co-operative of dairy farmers, and to a lesser extent Italian multinational Parmalat for leading the price war.“You wonder where the end game is. If you’re not making money can you really invest in your business so is that good for consumers, I don’t know,” he said, adding he hopes the battle will soon end.Saputo said the company will take “all necessary actions” short of layoffs and closures to improve the profitability of the Canadian division.Saputo (TSX:SAP) earned $154.6 million or 38 cents per diluted share for the three months ended Dec. 31. That was up from $144.1 million or 37 cents per share a year earlier.Revenue increased 20 per cent to $2.82 billion, above analyst estimates of $2.66 billion. However, analysts had estimated 41 cents per share of adjusted earnings and 39 cents per share of net income.Canadian revenues increased five per cent to about $1 billion, including a contribution from the bakery division which has since been sold Canada Bread Co. for $120 million.The United States was Saputo’s biggest market, generating $1.39 billion of revenue and earnings that grew 15 per cent. Revenues from international markets grew by $172.5 million to $422 million, while earnings increased 63 per cent to $37 million, despite a $6.8-million writedown due to lower export prices.With 35 to 39 per cent marketshare in Canada, Saputo has few opportunities for acquisitions in Canada.But Saputo told analysts the company is focused on the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil, where a deal could range between US$500 million and US$3 billion.Note to readers: This is a corrected story: A previous version incorrectly said revenue failed to meet expectations read more

Ban receives report probing new information on Dag Hammarskjölds death

The second Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Hammarskjöld served from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in September 1961. At the age of 47 years, he is the youngest to have held the post and was awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize.“The Secretary-General is pleased to announce that the Independent Panel of Experts…has now submitted its report on its findings, conclusions and recommendations,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in New York.In March 2015, the Secretary-General appointed Mohamed Chande Othman, the Chief Justice of Tanzania, to head the Panel. The other two members are Kerryn Macaulay, Australia’s Representative on the Council of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and Henrik Larsen, a ballistics expert at the National Center of Forensic Services in the Danish National Police.“The [UN chief] wishes to thank them for their important contribution to the ongoing search for the truth about the conditions and circumstances related to the tragic death of…Dag Hammarskjöld, and the members of the party accompanying him on that fateful night of 17-18 September 1961,” reads the statement.The Panel, says the spokesperson, visited Zambia to meet with new witnesses and gathered additional new information from Member States and other sources, including national and private archives in Belgium, Sweden and the United Kingdom.“The Secretary-General will study the report carefully and expeditiously, and, subject to any considerations of a medical or private nature, will make the report of the Panel, as well as his own assessment and options on the way forward, available to Member States and the public as soon as possible,” adds the statement. read more

UN calls for funds to ease deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza and

Mr. McGoldrick’s comments were released as part of the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan for the occupied Palestinian territory, which calls for $350 million to assist 1.4 million people, the maximum number of people that the UN can, he said, realistically reach in the current “non-conducive political and resource climate.”“Our plan for 2019 prioritizes assistance for people assessed as being most in need of protection, food, health care, shelter, water and sanitation,” said Mr. McGoldrick. “It enables us to maximize limited funding. But much more is needed, and we stand ready to do more, if funding and operational space are improved.”The Humanitarian Coordinator described 2018 as a challenging year for UN agencies and aid workers in the region, particularly in Gaza. There were recurrent outbreaks of violence and a significant rise in casualties from demonstrations at the border fence between Gaza and Israel, referred to by Palestinians as the “Great March of Return.”Since March, over 150 Palestinians have reportedly been killed, and more than 10,000 injured, by Israeli forces in connection with the demonstrations: consequently, the funding requested for health services in 2019 has gone up, reflecting the surge in demand on an already overburdened health sector in Gaza.The economy of Gaza is also a cause for concern, he added: the World Bank described it as being in “freefall” in a September press release, with unemployment, poverty and food insecurity on the rise. Mr. McGoldrick said that an increase in partner funding is expected, in order to meet the most urgent needs of those living in the occupied territories, to protect the rights of those living under occupation, and provide basic services for the most vulnerable. read more

Water companies warn parts of UK could see drought this summer after

first_imgDrought alert…A general view of where the River Kennet usually flows along fields near the village of Lockeridge, just West of MarlboroughCredit:PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Water supplier Affinity, which covers large areas of the south-east of England, says it is “monitoring the situation closely with clear plans in place”.”January to March saw rainfall 50 to 70 per cent below average in our region” the company said.”We have not seen the rise in groundwater levels we expected, and some rivers have seen flows decrease.”Kent and Sussex are almost entirely dependent on groundwater from rain. A spokesman for Southern Water said: “The winter of 2016-2017 was drier than average, particularly in the months leading up to Christmas.”This means there are lower water levels across our regional water sources.”Water companies say work has started with farmers to reduce the impact of the continuing dry weather as summer approaches.Environment Agency officials have admitted that the dry weather could lead to drought management measures’ for some regions. They say they are working with water companies, businesses and farmers to minimise the impact of the continuing dry weather.Environment Agency spokesman George Leigh said some rivers, ground waters and reservoirs are lower than normal for the time of year.”Below average rainfall could increase the likelihood of drought management measures in some areas” he predicted.But he said bringing in restrictions is a decision for South East Water and other water companies hit by the dwindling levels.Britain has experienced parched weather in the six-month period between October and March – the driest since 1995 and 1996, according to the Met Office.According to long-term forecasts, the next three months will also be dry, making water restrictions likely.But South East Water’s head of water resources Lee Dance said that while the winter has been drier than usual, the company does not envisage water shortages this summer.Bob Ward, of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, said “It’s not yet a crisis, but we’re beginning what may become a period of drought.”A continued lack of rainfall could lead to water restrictions.”center_img Water companies have warned that parts of UK could see drought this summer after the driest winter in more than 20 years.Lack of rain over the autumn, winter and early spring has left some rivers and reservoirs,particularly in the south and west, with dwindling levels.With weather experts warning that there is little sign of rain to come, many farmers and gardeners are desperately watering their crops as the ground dries out.Until now water companies have played down talk of hosepipe bans, but as the dry weather continues the public has now been warned that restrictions could be on the way in some areas unless reservoir levels are replenished by prolonged rainfall. Drought alert...A general view of where the River Kennet usually flows along fields near the village of Lockeridge, just West of Marlboroughlast_img read more

Worlds first global vaccine for Lyme disease developed as disease spreads across

A drugs company is on course to develop the first global vaccine against the disease, which could be up to 96 per cent effective and would be available on the NHS for adults and children as young as two. The development comes as new Government data shows that the tick that carries the disease has been found in twice as many areas of the UK as it was a decade ago. The first vaccine that could stop people catching Lyme disease in the UK has been developed as the tick-borne illness spreads across Britain. Drug company Valneva has successfully completed the first human clinical trials of the vaccine, which concluded that it was safe and effective in protecting against all six types of Lyme disease,…

Google Nexus 7 tablet spec photo leaked in training document

first_imgIn just a few days, Google I/O 2012 will kick off. In addition to loads of new API and software goodies for developers to enjoy, it’s also expected that the Google Nexus 7 tablet will finally be revealed. And if the leaked training document that Gizmodo Australia got their hands on is real, we already know what it will look like — and what kind of hardware it’s packing.The Nexus 7 starts things off with a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. It’s got the usual 1GB of RAM, a 1.2MP videoconferencing camera, NFC support, and a battery that’s good for around nine hours of use. The 7 in its name refers to the screen, of course — a 7-inch IPS panel that offers a 1280 x 800 resolution. That’s nowhere near Retina Display density, but it’s a solid 215ppi.Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will ship pre-installed, and two storage capacities will be offered: 8GB and 16GB. So how much is the Nexus 7 going to cost? The entry-level model comes in at $199 while the extra 8GB of internal storage will set you back another $50. With those prices and specs, it’s clear that Google has their sights fixed on the Kindle Fire. Perhaps more importantly, it looks as though the Nexus 7 will also be available for sale outside the U.S.The Nexus 7 should offer a substantial performance upgrade over Amazon’s tablet, which was the runaway Android hit of the 2011 holiday shopping season. None of those Kindle Fires shipped with Google Play installed, of course, so most of the delicious app and media revenue went straight to Amazon. Google couldn’t be pleased about that, and they’re out to prove to their manufacturing partners that Amazon isn’t the only company that can build a successful Android tablet.As Microsoft did when they announced the Surface tablets, Google will use the Nexus 7 to light the way for their partners.More at Gizmodo Australialast_img read more

Doctors Extract 526 Teeth From 7YearOld Boys Mouth

first_img Color-Changing Urine Test Could Help Detect CancerWatch: Doctors Find Brown Recluse Spider in Woman’s Ear Stay on target You could say this news is jaw-dropping. In a rare surgery, doctors in India removed 526 teeth from the mouth of a 7-year-old boy, who came in complaining of jaw pain.The boy was admitted last month at Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, in the southern city of Chennai, because of swelling and pain near his molars in his lower right jaw, doctors said.His parents said he had experienced the swelling since he was 3, but when the conditioned worsened, he was brought to the hospital, Dr. P. Senthilnathan, professor at the dental college’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and one of two surgeons who operated on the boy, told India’s National Herald.Doctors scanned and x-rayed the boy’s mouth and found a sac embedded in his lower jaw. They performed surgery to remove the sac, which involved drilling into the jaw. Doctors said the sac itself weighed 200 grams.After emptying the sac to confirm its contents, doctors discovered hundreds of teeth, all of different sizes. Some of the teeth were reported to be one-tenth of a millimeter, while others were up to 15mm. However, all had the properties of teeth, with a crown and a molar.Tamil Nadu: 526 teeth were removed from the lower jaw of a 7-year-old boy at a hospital in Chennai. Dr Senthilnathan says, “A 4×3 cm tumour was removed from the lower right side of his jaw, after that, we came to know that 526 teeth were present there.” pic.twitter.com/yBGohNBa7r— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2019It took doctors up to five hours to remove all the teeth from the sac, Senthilnathan told the National Herald.“It was reminiscent of pearls in an oyster,” the doctors said.The boy, named Ravindranath, was released three days after the surgery and is expected to make a full recovery — with a healthy count of 21 teeth.A 7-year-old boy complaining of jaw pain was found to have 526 teeth inside his mouth, according to the hospital in India where he was treated https://t.co/HRCaUxvEr3— CNN (@CNN) August 1, 2019Dr. Senthilnathan told CNN the discovery of the sac — and the teeth — showed the importance of seeking treatment for dental issues as early as possible. “You can see people in cities have better awareness but people who are in rural areas are not as educated or able to afford good dental health,” he said.In 2014, a similar case was reported in India when a teenager had 232 teeth removed in a seven-hour surgery.More on Geek.com:Eye Doctor Shares Graphic Photos to Warn Against Sleeping in ContactsDoctors Find Four Bees Living Inside Woman’s Eye (And Feeding On Her Tears)Kentucky Man Discovers Tiny Tick Embedded in His Eyelast_img read more

Atlanta May Need to Help Finance Sale of Ft McPherson

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Atlanta City Council this week approved extending a $13 million line of credit to the Fort McPherson LRA, allowing the purchase of 330 acres of the post by filmmaker Tyler Perry to go ahead.Mayor Kasim Reed requested the line of credit as a backstop in the event the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority (MILRA) is unable to pay the Army the $26 million it is asking for the 488-acre installation.Reed told the council it needed to act with urgency, reported the Atlanta Business Chronicle. “This deal is getting ready to fall apart because of the time it’s taken to get done,” Reed said. “We are at a moment when we need to close,” the mayor said.Perry agreed in August to purchase the property on the southwest edge of Atlanta for $30 million to build up to 16 sound stages. The LRA is scheduled to make a $13 million payment to the Army when it closes on the sale in the coming months, with a second payment of $13 million due in 2018.Perry is expected to pay the authority $20 million this year, and the remaining $10 million after the Army cleans up and releases 22 acres of land that is contaminated. The process that could be completed as early as next year, MILRA Executive Director Brian Hooker told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.If that land is not turned over by 2018, however, the LRA would be forced to rely on the city to cover its final payment to the Army.last_img read more

INDEPENDENCE DAY OF INDIA 2019 Accomplishments of India after

first_imgINDEPENDENCE Day of India is a National Festival, praised each year on the fifteenth of August. It is a Great day of incredible significance for the individuals of India. On this day in 1947, India got an opportunity from the British standard after long stretches of bondage. It has been announced as the National and Gazetted Holiday all through the nation, to remember its freedom from the British Empire on the fifteenth of August in 1947. Also Read – Delhi court acquits former coal secretary H.C. Gupta Advertise With Us Accomplishments of India after Independence It was difficult for India to get an opportunity from the Britishers; in any case, our opportunity warriors, political pioneers and the individuals of India were resolved to pick up freedom. Finally, they succeeded on August 15, 1947, when the total Legislative forces were conceded to the Indian Constituent Assembly. Many have yielded their lives in accomplishing the opportunity for their future ages without stressing over their solace, rest and opportunity. Also Read – Trouble brews on Congress turf, meeting underway at Rahul Gandhi’s residence Advertise With Us They arranged and followed up on different Independence Movements including rough and peaceful protection from increase outright opportunity. Freedom Day In any case, freedom has its very own distresses as it was trailed by the parcel of Pakistan. The segment wasn’t adequate to a portion of the classes, subsequently, bringing about public mobs on the two sides. That ghastly uproar was the reason for mass setbacks and separation of individuals (in excess of 15 million) from their homes. Advertise With Us On this day, all the national, state and neighbourhood government’s workplaces, banks, post workplaces, markets, stores, organizations, associations, and so forth stay shut; be that as it may, an open the vehicle is absolutely unaffected. The day is commended in the capital of India, New Delhi, with huge excitement and, is likewise celebrated in every one of the schools, universities and other instructive foundations by the understudies and educators including open networks and society. 15 AUGUST 2019 INDEPENDENCE DAY of India will be praised by the individuals everywhere throughout India on the fifteenth of August 2018, on Thursday. This year in 2019, India will commend its 73rd Independence Day to pay tribute and recollect all the opportunity warriors who had contributed a ton and battled for the Independence of India. The First Independence Day was celebrated in on India on the fifteenth of August in 1947. HISTORY OF INDEPENDENCE DAY OF INDIA Indian subcontinent progressed toward becoming exchanging ground for British merchants during the seventeenth century, who went to the subcontinent for exchanging for the most part with Mughal Empires. Later the organization wound up assuming responsibility for an enormous piece of the sub mainland, utilizing its immense military quality. They built up their neighbourhood pickets/workplaces and conveyed troops, all through the nation during the eighteenth century and assumed regulatory responsibility for all the current kingdoms. The Revolt of 1857: An extraordinary autonomy unrest was begun by the individuals of India against the British standard in 1857; be that as it may, it was just a result of hundreds of years old disdain against the British government. Indian Rebellion of 1857 is considered as India’s first battle for Independence known by numerous names-, “the Revolt of 1857”, “the Indian Mutiny”, “the Uprising of 1857” and “The Sepoy Mutiny”. It was begun by a sepoy of the 34th Bengal Native Infantry, named Mangal Pandey, against British East India Company’s military at Bengal Presidency on the tenth of May in 1857. The Revolt of 1857 was compelling resistance after which a few common and political gatherings developed all through India. One of them and the most conspicuous was the Indian National Congress Party which was shaped in the year 1885. This time of very nearly a century, since the revolt of 1857 to the Independence, saw numerous snapshots of battles and disobedience to the abuses of the British Empire. Mahatma Gandhi Movements: But, the boss of the considerable number of developments was – non-participation and common rebellion development begun by Mahatma Gandhi. Previous was begun by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 after the Jallianwalan Bag Massacre, while the last was begun by him in 1930 by leading Dandi Salt to walk against out of line charges for the creation of salt. Purna Swaraj: In the gathering of the Indian National Congress in 1929 at Lahore, the decree of Purna Swaraj or complete freedom for India was made. Prior, the 26th of January was proclaimed as the Indian Independence Day somewhere in the range of 1930 and 1947. Indian natives were mentioned by the Indian National Congress to pursue common rebellion just as the auspicious guidelines issued until complete freedom of India. After World War II, in 1947 the British government likely realized that it never again could demonstrate its capacity on India, also they were confronting disdain in their very own property. Indian opportunity contenders were persistently applying weight on the Empire which therefore chose to move Legislative Sovereignty to the Constituent Assembly of India on fifteenth August 1947 bypassing the Indian Independence Act 1947 in the UK Parliament. Be that as it may, King George VI was still to be held as the Emperor of India, until India got changed into complete Republic on the appropriation of the Constitution of India. The delight of autonomy was anyway ruined by Hindu Muslim viciousness that rose after the freedom of India (on August 15, 1947) and the arrangement of Pakistan. Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the author of All India Muslim League turned into the principal Governor-General of Pakistan, while Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru turned into the primary executive of free India. An official function was held in the capital of the nation, Delhi where all the incredible pioneers and opportunity contenders (Abul Kalam Azad, B. R. Ambedkar, Master Tara Singh, and so on) participated to praise opportunity. During the mobs of the segment, a huge number of individuals from the two sides passed on, while individuals in different districts were observing Independence Day. In the interim, the second gathering of the Constituent Assembly was held at 11 pm on fourteenth of August at Constitution Hall, New Delhi under the initiative of the president, Rajendra Prasad where Jawaharlal Nehru gave his well-known discourse titled “Tryst with the Destiny”. Tryst with Destiny: In the 12 PM of 15 August 1947, India was announced as a free nation by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru when he gave his discourse named “Tryst with Destiny”. He said during his discourse that “Long years prior we made a tryst with fate, and now the opportunity has arrived when we will reclaim our vow, not entirely or in full measure, yet in all respects considerably. At the stroke of the 12 PM hour, when the world rests, India will conscious of life and opportunity. A minute comes, which comes, however infrequently ever, when we venture out from the old to the new, when an age closes and when the spirit of a country, since quite a while ago smothered, discovers articulation. We end today a time of sick fortune, and India finds herself once more.” From that point forward, all the Assembly individuals took a vow of being steadfast in offering their administrations to the nation. The national banner was authoritatively exhibited to the gathering by a gathering of Indian ladies. At long last India turned into an autonomous nation formally, and Nehru turned into the main executive of India. Father of the country, Mahatma Gandhi wasn’t engaged with the festivals as he seemed to be, at that time travelling through West Bengal, conciliating the uproar unfortunate casualties and attempting to set up the harmony between the networks. While the festivals at Delhi were in advancement, Gandhi was remaining in Calcutta denoting the Independence Day with his 24 hours quick so as to support the harmony among Hindu and Muslim.last_img read more

Super Singer 6 Did Anushya deserve the title more than Hrithik

first_imgAnushya in Super Singer Junior 6.PR HandoutAnushya, who performed well all through the sixth season of Super Singer 6, not only failed to win the trophy, but did not find a place in the top three position. It has left the fans of the Vijay TV show fuming.The fans are not happy with the results as they wanted Anushya to win the trophy. Indeed, many stated that she deserved to be the winner than Hrithik. With the singer failing to find a place in the top three place, they have severely criticised the channel accusing it of cheating the viewers.The winner of Super Singer Junior 6 is chosen based on the viewers votes as well as the marks given by the judges on 50:50 percent ratio. Shankar Mahadevan, Singer Chithra, Singer SPB charan and Singer Kalpana are the judges of the show. Here are selected-few response of viewers on Twitter about the verdict:Goutham Mithr: Finally happy to see #Hrithik winning #SuperSingerJunior title. But sad that #Anushya couldn’t make it up in the finale. She’s one bestest contestant in #SSJGrandFinale. It was evident that the mass of #Poovaiyar beat a true talent. #SSJGrandFinaleLive #VijayTV #VijayTelevisionRayhanVj: #Anushya is better singing than #soorya & #Poovaiyar . she is deserve to win title winner or 2nd runner up. once again #VijayTelevision unfair results. Congratulations to #Hrithik . u are the best.Prabhu: Anushya deserve in top 3. Not poovaiyar. 1. Hritik 2. Anushya 3. Surya #SuperSinger #GrandFinaleLive #SSJGrandFinaleLive #SSJSuganthan02: Wiper vaayan Hrithik wins the title !!!! And Soorya finishes 2nd. Expected Anushya to win actually #SSJGrandFinaleLIVE #ssjnagalakshmi: #SSJGrandFinaleLive @vijaytelevision it’s not fair result…why didn’t you tell how many votes each contestants received and what was judges score…there is no transparency…pls don’t make audience to he fooled… But you made us to fool…JP: Vijay TV proved.Anushya deserves 2nd place for her hard work,dedication and versatility in singing.Despite her best in this entire season,Vijay TV has shown her what results she will get being a Tamilian and a hard worker.Does Poovayaar deserve 3rd in comparison with her?RayhanVj: #Anushya 2nd prize vangirekelam. 3rd prize for sinmayi. they deserve more than soorya and poovayar. unfair judgement. now the votes are equal to snake in Chandramukhi. no values.iam♡dhamu: Anushya is more deserving contestant….Poor judgement…#anushyaHrithik has emerged victorious in the sixth season of Super Singer Juniors. While Soorya is the first runner-up, Poovaiyar has ended up at the third place in Vijay TV’s popular show.The winner has walked away with Rs 50 lakh along with a trophy. Soorya bagged Rs 25 lakh worth gold prize, whereas Poovaiyar bagged Rs 10 lakh prize.The curtains for the sixth season of Super Singer Junior at the Nehru Stadium in Chennai on Sunday, 21 April.This season, six contestats like Ahana, Hrithik, Sinmaye, Anushya, Poovaiyar and Soorya had entered the last stage of Super Singer 6.last_img read more

Senate Mandates Sexual Harassment Training House Conducting Review Including Hearing

first_img Share LIAM JAMES DOYLE / NPRLawmakers are reviewing rules changes to mandate sexual harassment training for all employees on Capitol Hill.Thursday evening the Senate approved a resolution mandating sexual harassment prevention training for all employees of the Senate, including senators.Usually it takes a scandal that rocks the Capitol to change the way it runs, but this time lawmakers aren’t waiting for one before they beginning taking steps to enhance safeguards against sexual harassment in Congress.“It is necessary just as it is in any workplace: you should have harassment training,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., a co-sponsor of a new, bipartisan Senate resolution to mandate sexual harassment prevention training for all employees of the Senate — even senators.Klobuchar said there is broad support for the proposal, but conceded there is some grumbling from long-serving senators: “(They say) ‘Well, I’ve been here a long time and I’ve never done anything wrong.’ And I go, ‘I’m sure that’s true, we just think everyone should do it.’ “Across the Capitol, the House is taking similar steps. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has ordered a review of the chamber’s sexual harassment training and reporting policies. House Administration Committee Chairman Gregg Harper, R-Miss., is holding a hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The panel has jurisdiction over the management of the U.S. House.“The Committee on House Administration is committed to work through to make sure that this is a place that sexual harassment does not exist, and that we have an opportunity for any person who has gone through anything has a way to report that,” Harper said.Both the House and Senate offer employees sexual harassment training already, but it’s optional. Each individual lawmaker can determine whether or not it’s mandatory for staff — and many already do.Other training on Capitol Hill is already mandatory. For instance, staffers must complete ethics and cybersecurity training sessions as part of their employment. The House and Senate also operate under different rules, and those rules changes only require the vote of the individual chamber to take effect — it does not require a new law.“We go through a pretty rigorous pre-employment and post-employment training process and this is part of the training that everybody goes through,” said Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., of his office policy that includes sexual harassment training. Johnson is also a co-sponsor of the rules change to make it mandatory. “There shouldn’t be any resistance, I mean, I hope there wouldn’t be any,” he said.Congress has not escaped the recent wave of sexual harassment claims — including, for example, allegations involving Michael Oreskes, who was fired last month as NPR’s top editor.Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., was the first to come forward with her story in late October as part of the #MeToo social media awareness campaign. She posted a YouTube video in which she recounted harassment she endured decades ago as a young Capitol Hill aide.“I was working as a congressional staffer, the chief of staff held my face, kissed me, and stuck his tongue in my mouth. So I know what’s it’s like to keep these things hidden deep down inside. I know what it’s like to lie awake in bed at night and wondering if I was the one who had done something wrong,” she said.She also suggested Capitol Hill is an environment ripe for harassment. It’s a place where thousands of young workers could easily be intimidated by powerful people who could hold great sway over their career paths. “Many of us in Congress know what’s it’s like, because Congress has been a breeding ground for a hostile work environment for far too long,” Speier said.Just this week, Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., put her chief of staff on administrative leave pending a formal review after three female staffers came forward with complaints against him.Speier encouraged other lawmakers and staffers with harassment stories to come forward, and many have. One current and three former female lawmakers told the Associated Press they were verbally sexually harassed as members of Congress, but none have named their harassers and no male lawmakers have been accused of any wrongdoing.What male lawmakers seem to be doing is letting their female colleagues take the lead on this issue.Harper has asked Speier to testify at next week’s House hearing. He’s also asked Ethics Committee Chairwoman Susan Brooks, R-Ind., to take part. Speier has two proposals to mandate sexual harassment training and to streamline the formal process to file sexual harassment complaints in the House.Senate Rules Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., says he’s deferring to Klobuchar and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., to take the lead on likely Senate rules changes. Shelby also says that Senate leaders have indicated their support for the review.“We thought that it would be good that we do it in a bipartisan way. A Democrat and a Republican, two women, rather than a bunch of men. Does that make sense?” he said.Most lawmakers on Capitol Hill are saying: It sure does.last_img read more

Reducing noise in quantum operation at room temperature

first_img One of the obstacles involved in building a quantum memory is that it is difficult to get a true quantum effect due to the decoherence associated with noise, when working at room temperature. “With previous demonstrations in this quantum regime, ultracold atomic gases or cryogenic solid state materials have been used as a storage medium,” Walmsley explains.Walmsley is part of a group working to create room temperature solutions for quantum computing. The group, working out of Clarendon Laboratory at Oxford, includes Klaus Reim, Patrick Michelberger, Ka Chung Lee, Joshua Nunn and Nathan Langford as well as Walmsley. The results of their efforts can be seen in Physical Review Letters: “Single-Photon-Level Quantum Memory at Room Temperature.”“Our breakthrough is two-fold,” Walmsley explains. “Using a so-called Raman interaction allowed a dramatic increase in potential bandwidth. The second advantage is that you can use these warm vapors, allowing quantum operation at room temperature.”In order to make their quantum memory work, Walmsley and his colleagues store information in the collective state of atoms in a warm vapor. “This concept has been around for years, but we are looking at how to make it work practically at room temperature.”The team at Oxford uses a strong off-resonant control pulse to store a weak quantum light pulse. “It’s two step,” he says. “We put in the quantum light with a control pulse. Because their frequencies are tuned out of resonance with the atoms, neither is absorbed without the other. This allows you larger bandwidth.” “Additionally, because neither is absorbed without the other, you don’t have extraneous atoms that have absorbed energy from the control pulse alone, and which can then give away this energy in the form of noise photons,” Walmsley continues. “It’s these extra photons that have added to the noise in previous attempts, and been a deal-breaker for room-temperature quantum memories.” The use of warm atomic cesium vapors show that quantum operation can be achieved in ambient conditions.Walmsley says that, already, their technique offers applications. “Even though the memory isn’t perfect yet, there are some things we can do, like entanglement distillation.” He explains that he thinks that this technique could improve the efficiency of quantum repeaters. “The idea of a quantum repeater has been around for about 12 years now, but without a memory you get a degree of degraded quality so that signals are lost. Theoretically, our system could make quantum repeaters a reality.”Room temperature quantum memory would be a great step forward for quantum communications and quantum information processing. Quantum repeaters might need to be placed in remote areas, or in areas that are warm. Reliable quantum memory will be needed in the coming years as secure quantum communications are in greater demand. Walmsley hopes that his group can be at the forefront of turning the possibilities into realities. “While there are things we can do now, there is still a great deal of room for improvement,” he says. “We want to improve efficiency, and the stability of the memory.” Another important point will be to shrink the technology. “We want to miniaturize it so that it is small enough to integrate into fiber optic networks,” Walmsley continues. “This is a definite breakthrough, but we still have some way to go.” Physicists demonstrate 100-fold speed increase in optical quantum memory Copyright 2011 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. 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. More information: K.F. Reim, P. Michelberger, K.C. Lee, J. Nunn, N.K. Langford, and I.A. Walmsley, “Single-Photon-Level Quantum Memory at Room Temperature,” Physical Review Letters (2011). Available online: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.053603center_img Explore further Citation: Reducing noise in quantum operation at room temperature (2011, August 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-noise-quantum-room-temperature.html (PhysOrg.com) — “A quantum memory is a crucial component of future quantum information processing technologies. Among these technologies, a quantum communications system based on light will enable vastly improved performance over conventional systems, and allow quantum computers to be connected,” Ian Walmsley tells PhysOrg.com. Walmsley is a scientist at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. “Building such as system will require a means to effect the temporary storage of single light quanta – photons.”last_img read more

Philips Introduces DoseWise Portal 22 at RSNA 2016

first_imgNews | Radiation Dose Management | November 18, 2016 Philips Introduces DoseWise Portal 2.2 at RSNA 2016 New connectivity capabilities and enhanced customization features further integrate radiology data to mitigate radiation risk for patients and staff Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more center_img November 18, 2016 — Philips introduced DoseWise Portal 2.2, a next-generation radiation dose management software platform for healthcare providers to record, track and analyze radiation exposure to patients and clinicians. The latest version of DoseWise Portal includes enhanced connectivity and informatics capabilities to address key challenges faced by radiology departments, such as managing dose exposure to ensure patient and staff wellbeing, and improving integrated access to patient information to deliver data-driven decision support.Radiation dose management and safety are growing concerns as clinicians and health systems comply with new Joint Commission standards related to computed tomography (CT) imaging protocols and dose optimization. Additionally, the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) payment program, MACRA, includes dose management-related requirements clinicians must follow for more accurate and complete reimbursement.Philips will demonstrate DoseWise Portal 2.2 (still in the research phase of development) at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, Nov. 27-Dec. 1 in Chicago. Demonstrations will highlight the platform’s new capabilities, including integration with Philips IntelliBridge Enterprise for HL7 functionality and IntelliSpace PACS (picture archiving and communication system). Collectively, these new features enable clinicians to access more patient information, helping them to more easily interpret patient radiation dose per exam across modalities and analyze overall cumulative exposure.Philips DoseWise Portal 2.2 integrates with key Philips health IT systems as well as third-party radiology dictation software to provide radiologists with greater patient information access and data capture for more informed decision support about dose management. DoseWise Portal 2.2 is now integrated with:IntelliSpace PACS – Users may view the patient’s exam radiation exposure directly from the PACS image, or by retrieving the patient’s total radiation exposure exam history from the modality worklist;IntelliBridge Enterprise – Allows users to query/retrieve crucial updated patient demographics from the hospital’s electronic medical record (EMR), such as body mass index (BMI) weight and age, for use with the DoseWise Portal; andRadiology dictation software – Enables patient radiation exposure to be populated into dictation reports, saving time and helping to reduce transcription errors.DoseWise 2.2 is a multi-vendor and multi-modality solution that collects patient radiation dose data from X-ray modalities and allows for enhanced customer data analysis. In addition to the expanded integrations, the platform also includes:Expanded connectivity to Philips DoseAware products – Compatibility with DoseAware and DoseAware Xtend combines patient and staff dose information into a single display for deep analytics of radiation exposure. The entire family of DoseAware products are now compatible with DoseWise Portal; andCustomized user-friendly Analytics Package – Intuitive user interface and enhanced “Chart Builder” charting and graphing functionality simplifies reporting needs and includes a customizable dashboard and popular reporting formats.For more information: www.usa.philips.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more last_img read more

A glance at Europes unemployment rates

first_img Top Stories European Union (28 countries) 10.5 11.0 11.0 Here is a breakdown of unemployment across Europe and the eurozone. Eurozone (17 countries) 11.5 12.1 12.1 Finland 7.8 8.0 7.9 Luxembourg 5.1 5.7 5.7 Malta 6.3 6.1 6.0 Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Austria 4.5 4.7 4.8 Germany 5.4 5.4 5.3 Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Spain 25.4 26.3 26.3 Country/Region July 2012 June 2013 July 2013 Estonia 10.1 7.9 n/a Portugal 16.0 16.7 16.5 Belgium 7.6 8.7 8.9 Ireland 14.8 13.9 13.8 Unemployment levels in the 17 European Union countries that use the euro remain at a record high in spite of recent signs that the region’s economy is improving.center_img Comments   Share   Slovenia 9.3 11.2 11.2 France 10.2 11.0 11.0 Cyprus 12.2 17.0 17.3 Slovakia 14.0 14.4 14.3 Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Netherlands 5.3 6.8 7.0 U.S. 8.3 7.6 7.4 New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Italy 10.7 12.1 12.0 Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Jun 2012 May 2012May 2013Source: Eurostat Sponsored Stories Greece 23.8 27.6 n/a Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizonalast_img read more

Global applause for WAs booming culinary scene

first_imgLeeuwin Estate in WA’s Margaret River regionGlobal applause for WA’s booming culinary sceneThe spotlight is on Western Australia’s impressive food and drink offering as it continues to attract attention from the world’s top gastronomic figures wanting a taste of the State.Revered identities including David Chang, Marco Pierre-White and Pierre Koffmann will descend on WA in November to participate in the inaugural Western Australia Gourmet Escape, which will incorporate a selection of food and drink-based events in Perth, Swan Valley and Margaret River regions.The new event format is capitalising on the success of the Margaret River Gourmet Escape, established in 2012, offering domestic and international visitors the choice of unforgettable culinary experiences in three of the State’s established and much-loved culinary meccas, over an expanded period of 10 days.With a thriving truffle industry, transformed capital city, unique native ingredients, fresh seafood exports and highly-awarded wine production, WA is at the top of the food chain for a host of A-list guests who have visited in recent times, including Nigella Lawson, Heston Blumenthal, Rick Stein and Curtis Stone.“Western Australia and Margaret River have got everything that I love, everything that I travel across the world for, as indeed I do, which is incredible food, wonderful wine and such amazing natural beauties,” said Nigella Lawson.Some of WA’s best kept food secrets are no longer, with more tourists than ever travelling across the globe to sample the State’s produce, celebrated local chefs and extraordinary landscapes.Located in the Southern Forests region of South West WA, a 90-minute drive inland from Margaret River, The Truffle & Wine Co currently produce the largest amount of the world’s most edible commodity – black perigord truffle – in Australia.On the beverage front, WA’s beer, wine and spirit-makers are becoming more diverse with their drops, increasingly testing the boundaries of traditional methods.The innovation has paid off with many local wineries, breweries and distilleries achieving top accolades at major award ceremonies, including Limeburners (Albany) winning Australian Distiller of the Year UK’s Whisky Magazine’s Icons of the World2019; Vasse Felix (Margaret River) winning gold at TEXSOM International Wine Awards 2019; and Illegal Tender Rum Co (Geraldton) taking out a wine at the Chinese Wine and Spirit Best Value Awards 2019.From the native fruits and flavours of the Kimberley to the South West’s rolling green pastures and endemic species such as marron, WA’s food scene is having a moment – one that has birthed a generation of thoughtful chefs.With the availability of great produce at their fingertips, WA chefs are championing use of local ingredients, including Matt Sartori of Wildflower (Perth), Dan Gedge of Leeuwin Estate (Margaret River) and Santiago Fernandez of Voyager Estate (Margaret River), all of whom recently featured in MasterChef Australia’s ‘WA Week’.Australian celebrity chef and judge George Calombaris spent two weeks filming at various locations in WA for the Logie award-winning program, sampling some of the best of Perth’s food scene, learning about Swan Valley wines and indulging in unique food experiences in Margaret River.“We had such an incredible time filming in Western Australia for MasterChef. It’s a place Matt, Gary and I have been blessed to spend time in, but to film across the state from Perth to the Swan Valley and down to Margaret River was spectacular,” said George.With the recent naming of Margaret River and Southern WA as the number one Asian-Pacific destination to visit in the year ahead by global travel authority Lonely Planet, WA’s popularity is expected to continue to climb.Helloworld Travel is offering ‘WA Foodie’ holiday exclusives starting from $399 per person, giving visitors the opportunity to choose from a Perth foodie adventure, Margaret River food and wine getaway and tickets to Western Australia’s Gourmet Escape. The offer ends on August 30.For more information:helloworld.com.au/wagourmetescapewesternaustralia.com/au/plan_your_trip/create_your_own_gourmet_escapeSource = Tourism Western Australialast_img read more

by Hillel Italie The Associated Press Posted

first_img by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Posted Nov 16, 2018 10:22 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK — Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” is already well on its way to selling a million copies.Crown Publishing tells The Associated Press on Friday that the former first lady’s memoir had sold more than 725,000 copies after its first day of publication. “Becoming” was released on Tuesday, the same day Mrs. Obama launched a national book tour. The sales total includes hardcover, audio and e-book editions for the United States and Canada.Crown also announced that it had raised the book’s print run from 1.8 million copies to 2.6 million.Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Obama’s memoir sells more than 700,000 copies This cover image released by Crown shows “Becoming,” by Michelle Obama. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that the former first lady’s memoir had sold more than 725,000 copies after its first day of publication. “Becoming” came out Tuesday, the same day Obama launched a national book tour. (Crown via AP) last_img read more

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