Young radio presenter murdered in Petén

first_img News News August 21, 2020 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Guatemala Receive email alerts Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today voiced shock and dismay at the murder of Miguel Ángel Amaya Pérez, a young presenter on Sabana radio, who was found shot dead in Santa Elena, in the Petén department in the north of the country.Miguel Ángel Amaya Pérez, aged 23, had worked at the radio, regularly presenting the news, for two months when he was ambushed by armed men, after taking his wife on his motorbike to a village near Santa Elena on 9 December 2007. His body was found the following day.His family said they did not believe it was a robbery because nothing was stolen from him and his bike remained at the murder scene. The local press reported that the region is infested by drug-traffickers and other criminals. “We offer our condolences to the family of Miguel Ángel Amaya Pérez and we hope that the authorities will solve this distressing case as quickly as possible,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“The north of Guatemala is particularly affected by organised crime and drug-trafficking. The reasons for the murder are still to be determined but the professional link should not be ignored. The investigation should follow this lead,” it added. News GuatemalaAmericas center_img May 8, 2020 Find out more Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía GuatemalaAmericas January 7, 2021 Find out more to go further News Help by sharing this information Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years December 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Young radio presenter murdered in Peténlast_img read more

Govt. Can’t Close Its Eyes Towards Atrocities Committed By Black Marketeers During COVID: MP HC Upholds NSA Detention

first_imgNews UpdatesGovt. Can’t Close Its Eyes Towards Atrocities Committed By Black Marketeers During COVID: MP HC Upholds NSA Detention Sparsh Upadhyay23 Nov 2020 12:49 AMShare This – xThe Madhya Pradesh High Court recently refused to quash the detention order passed against a Businessman, an alleged Black Marketeer, accused of siphoning food grain, which was meant to be distributed to poor people under the Public Distribution System and who had allegedly stored the same for the purpose of black-marketing.The Bench of Justice S. C. Sharma and Justice Shailendra Shukla…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madhya Pradesh High Court recently refused to quash the detention order passed against a Businessman, an alleged Black Marketeer, accused of siphoning food grain, which was meant to be distributed to poor people under the Public Distribution System and who had allegedly stored the same for the purpose of black-marketing.The Bench of Justice S. C. Sharma and Justice Shailendra Shukla was hearing the plea of one Neetu Agrawal, wife of Shri Deepak Agrawal, being aggrieved by order dated 24/09/2020 passed by District Magistrate, Neemuch, under Section 3(2) of the National Security Act, 1980 against her husband.Case against the Petitioner’s husbandTwo cases were registered against the husband of the Petitioner for offences punishable under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 read with Section 3 and 7 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.The FIR filed against him states that the petitioner had siphoned food grain, which was meant to be distributed to poor people under the Public Distribution System and had stored the same for black-marketing.A report was forwarded to the Superintendent of Police by District Magistrate keeping in view Section 3(2) of the National Security Act, 1980 and the District Magistrate, based upon the report received, formed an opinion after following due process of law to pass an order under the National Security Act, 1980.An order was passed on 24/09/2020. The order of detention was approved by the State Government vide order dated 03/10/2020 in the exercise of powers conferred under Section 3(4) of the National Security Act, 1980.Thereafter, the Advisory Board constituted under Section 9 of National Security Act, 1980 confirmed the order of detention by an order dated 20/10/2020.Arguments put forthThe petitioner’s contention was that two cases have been registered against her husband and bail has been granted to her husband by an order dated 11/09/2020 and by an order dated 24/09/2020, in both the criminal cases.It was argued that the impugned order passed by the respondents (detaining Petitioner’s husband), suffers from total non-application of mind and only on the basis of registration of bailable offences against her husband, the order has been passed.On the other hand, the stand of the State Government was that during COVID, people are dying out of hunger, people don’t have food grains to cook, the majority of the population is able to survive only on a meal in a day, they are not able to get a meal twice a day and the Government of India as well as State Government is making all possible endeavour to supply food grains under the Public Distribution System (PDS) to the citizens and persons like husband of the petitioner are siphoning the food grains meant for distribution under the Public Distribution System for black-marketing it.Court’s ObservationsThis Court, in its order, observed,”The petitioner was certainly a threat to public order as he was involved in siphoning the food grains meant for free distribution/distribution under PDS, especially in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic and therefore, there was sufficient ground in existence before the District Magistrate to pass an order under the National Security Act, 1980.”Further, the Court also noted,”We are dealing with an extraordinary situation of COVID-19 Pandemic, people are dying out of hunger and the State Government cannot close its eyes towards the atrocities which are being committed by the black marketers, who are stopping the supply of food grains to the poor people and who are breaking the chain of supplies of food grain.”The Court also observed that in the instant case, the petitioner, by storing the food grains, which was supposed to be distributed free/under the Public Distribution System to poor people is certainly responsible for the offences under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 as well as Indian Penal Code, 1860 and keeping in view COVID-19 Pandemic, the ingredients of Section 3 are fulfilled.The Court also took into account the fact that a huge quantity of food grain was recovered from the godown of the husband of the petitioner and in this context, the Court said,”As there is no error in the decision making procedure by the District Magistrate, the procedure prescribed under the Act has been followed and there was enough material to form an opinion, the question of interference by this Court does not arise.”Importantly, the Court remarked,”We are dealing with a case during COVID-19 Pandemic and as already stated earlier people don’t have a job, people are suffering on account of COVID-19 Pandemic, people don’t have food to eat and the Governments are making all possible efforts to continue food supply to poor people and in such a scenario black-marketing is being done, supplies are being siphoned, supplies are being stored to gain profit.”Lastly, the Court said that there was ample material before the District Magistrate to form an opinion, the two cases registered against the husband of the petitioner are of very serious nature keeping in view COVID-19 Pandemic. Resultantly, the Writ Petition was dismissed.Case title – Neetu Agrawal v. State of Madhya Pradesh and Others [Writ Petition No.15330/2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read ORder]Next Storylast_img read more

Colombia plane crash: What we know

first_imgThe survivors are being treated in hospital.The regional governor, Luis Perez, said it was a “miracle” they survived.Who were the victims? The plane was carrying club team Chapecoense Real to the first game of a two-leg final to decide the Copa Sudamericana, South America’s second-biggest club tournament.Based in the city of Chapeco in southern Brazil, the unsung team was having a Cinderella season after defying the odds to reach the Copa Sudamericana finals.The team’s goalkeeper Marcos Danilo Padilha, 31, died on the way to hospital after the crash, the civil aviation authority said.His last-minute save in the semi-final had sealed the team’s spot in the final.There were 20 Brazilian journalists among the dead.They included six employees from the Brazilian affiliate of Fox Sports television. One of them, Mario Sergio, was a well-known announcer and former Brazilian international football player. What was the plane’s history?The British Aerospace 146 airliner entered into operation in 1999, said a spokesman for the manufacturer.The four-engine jet had been used by two other airlines before being sold to Bolivian charter company LAMIA, which operated the flight.Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch said it was sending investigators to Colombia along with representatives of the plane’s manufacturer BAE Systems to help with investigations.The same plane was used two weeks ago to fly the Argentine national football team — with superstar Lionel Messi on board — to San Juan, Argentina for a World Cup qualifying match, according to aviation specialist tracking sites.Share on: WhatsApp The same plane was used two weeks ago to fly the Argentine national football team — with Messi on board La Unión, Colombia | AFP | Here’s what we know — and don’t know — about flight LMI 2933, which crashed into the Colombian mountains Monday night with a Brazilian football team on board, killing 71 people. Six people survived.What happened? The charter flight from the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz reported “electrical failures” around 10:00 pm Monday (0300 GMT Tuesday).Soon after, the plane crashed just short of its destination, the Medellin international airport in northwestern Colombia.The plane broke apart on impact in the remote mountains of Cerro Gordo, leaving the shattered white fuselage plastered on a hillside.The plane’s two black boxes have been found. Officials did not immediately say how long it would take to analyze their contents.A Colombian military source told AFP the plane did not explode on impact, raising suspicions it had run out of fuel when it crashed.The mountainous terrain is very difficult to access, a local official said.Rescuers had to hike for more than half an hour to reach the site.How many died? Colombia’s disaster management agency said 71 people were killed.It lowered an initial death toll of 75 given by the civil aviation authority after it emerged that four people on the passenger manifest had not in fact boarded the plane.Six people survived: three players, two crew members and a journalist.last_img read more

Cheptegei has what it takes to be World Athletics Champion

first_img18853Hiskel TEWELDEERI28:26.5027:30.50 7845Bayron PIEDRAECU29:03.9327:32.59 10749Mohammed AHMEDCAN27:30.0027:30.00 221130Geoffrey Kipsang KAMWORORKEN27:35.926:52.65 20954Mohamed FARAHGBR27:12.0926:46.57 Cheptegei has run few races since the world cross country championships debacle in March, but in each of them, he has shown he is fully recovered to take on the world’s best.Cheptegei finished third in the 5000m last month at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, in an impressive personal best time of 12:59.83 to qualify for the 5000m Diamond League final in Zurich on August 24.A month earlier, Cheptegei showed he is back on form with a 4th place, this time in the 3000m at the Paris Diamond Athletics League.Britain’s Mo Farah (R) shakes hands with Uganda’s Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei after they competed in the Men’s 5000m Round 1 during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 17, 2016.  AFP PHOTOWho is Cheptegei?Since Cheptegei joined university in August 2013 he started training seriously. He competed in national races and eventually represented his university at the World University Cross Country Championships where he took the gold medal. Joshua made his international debut at the TCS World 10k in Bangalore where he surprisingly took the second place behind World Half Marathon Champion Geoffrey Kamworor.As the fastest athlete in the field, Joshua traveled to Eugene for the 2014 World Junior Championships. He lived up to the expectations and won the golden 10.000m medal for Uganda.As a strong 10.000m athlete, Joshua wanted to break the Ugandan National Record over 10k in 2015. He chose the fast 10k course of Berlin to give it a try. After a slow start of the race, he pushed the pace in the second part of the race. He secured the win and set a new national record of 27:50!After some time training in Kenya, Joshua went back to Uganda to train in Kapchorwa. He had a great start of 2016 by winning the Laredo 10k in a new national record of 27:46. Followed by a victory in the Carslbad 5k. He then moved his focus to the track for the rest of the year. Shanghai Diamond League 5000m was his first track race of the season. He took second in a new personal best of 13:00.60.Cheptegei represented Uganda in the 10,000m and the 5000m at the Rio Olympics in 2016. He ran a strong 10,000m race and finished as number six in a new personal best of 27:10.06. One week later he finished 8th in the 5000m final.*additional reporting by globalsportscommunicationLONDON 2017 10,000m start list 231356Joshua Kiprui CHEPTEGEIUGA27:10.06 6685Onesphore NZIKWINKUNDABDI ORDER / LANEBIBATHLETECOUNTRYSB 2017PB 211359Moses Martin KURONGUGA27:22.3327:22.33 31341Polat Kemboi ARIKANTUR27:42.5527:35.50 171425Hassan MEADUSA27:34.3827:33.04 11898Abadi HADISETH27:08.2626:57.88 51148Paul Kipngetich TANUIKEN27:42.626:49.41 FILE PHOTO: Favourites today, Cheptegei, Mo Farah and Kamworwor.Friday1,500m heats – 9.40 pm (Esther Chebet)10,000m final – 11.20pm (Cheptegei, Toroitich, Kurong)Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei has all it takes to be crowned a World Athletics champion.At 20, he’s already tested glory as world junior champion, has one of the world’s top fastest times in the 5,000m and 10,000m, and has had three years – with the right mixture of highs and lows – to prepare himself.Despite his credentials, Cheptegei will walk onto the London track at 11pm Friday as a Dark Horse candidate.All eyes will be on Britain’s Mohamed Farah, and for a good reason. The Briton has already won world doubles (10,000m and 5000m) in 2013 and 2015 and Olympic doubles in 2012 and 2016.Mo has toyed with his challengers in each of those past events, destroying them in the last of the 25 lap event. This is his final World Champs and all indications he could do it one last time.Next in rank is World cross-country champion and world silver medallist Geoffrey Kamworor from Kenya, and if you add in the Ethiopians,  expect one of the fastest 10,000m times ever at the London World Athletics championships Friday night.Mo has picked himself from the floor more than once to keep his doubles reign going so far, but tonight, any error will be punished, either by the Kenyan and Ethiopians, or the Ugandans.Talking team tactics, Tim Toroitich and Martin Kurong will provide sufficient pace to back Cheptegei – and when opportunity comes, go for it themselves.In steps Cheptegei with 3 reasonsCheptegei will have three reasons to go for it tonight.First, he will wish to put to rest the ghosts of the World Cross-Country Championships in Kampala, when he led the men’s race until the final lap and collapsed to end in 30th position.He misjudged his pace, the experts say, but it showed he will be comfortable with a furious pace at the start of the 10,000m in London. The final lap, again, will be telling.Secondly, in the absence of Stephen Kiprotich, he carries the burden as Uganda’s main medal hope in London, venue of his senior’s greatest triumph – Gold in the 2012 Olympics.Thirdly, other than Dorcus Inzikuru (Chile 2000 U-20 5000m gold & Helsinki 2005 3000mSC gold) , Uganda’s stars at world junior level have struggled to step up into the senior events. The likes of Boniface Kiprop struggled to match their junior performance at senior level. 131222Zane ROBERTSONNZL27:33.67 121363Timothy TOROITICHUGA28:02.2327:31.07 RELATED 141417Leonard Essau KORIRUSA27:29.40 91277Stephen MOKOKARSA29:28.7427:40.73 16849Nguse AMLOSOMERI28:08.5827:28.10 19655Patrick TIERNANAUS27:29.8127:29.81 4908Jemal YIMERETH27:09.0827:09.08 81416Shadrack KIPCHIRCHIRUSA27:32.1827:32.18 1735Abraham Naibei CHEROBENBRN27:38.7627:31.86 15852Aron KIFLEERI29:11.4227:26.20 24894Andamlak BELIHUETH27:20.5727:20.57 21142Bedan Karoki MUCHIRIKEN27:40.326:52.36 Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Count Basie Theatre Names Interim CEO

first_imgBy Mary Ann BourbeauJustine Robertson has been named interim CEO of the Count Basie Theatre and the Count Basie Foundation, Inc.RED BANK – Justine Robertson spent many years commuting three hours to work. Her new commute is 10 minutes, and she couldn’t be happier. But it’s not just the commute making the Connecticut native happy – it’s the job itself. Robertson, who lives in Rumson, has been named interim CEO of the Count Basie Theatre and its fundraising arm, the Count Basie Foundation, Inc.“The Count Basie Theatre is a beautiful, historic building and, coupled with the restaurants in Red Bank, is the mainstay of arts and entertainment in the Two River area,” she said.Ray Moser, chairman of the Count Basie Theatre’s Board of Trustees, and Russ Lucas, chairman of the Count Basie Theatre Foundation’s Board of Directors, announced a realignment of the two organizations and named Robertson interim CEO of both. She began her new position on July 2. The Count Basie Theatre, Inc. is the nonprofit corporation that owns, manages and programs the Red Bank theater. The Count Basie Theatre Foundation is the nonprofit corporation dedicated to fundraising for the theater’s renovation, as well as its cultural and educational programming. Up until now, each organization had its own chief executive.“We believe that this will improve our ability to seamlessly integrate our programming, operations and fundraising,” said Moser.Robertson agrees. 
“I’m thrilled by this structure, bringing the two entities together as one,” she said. “Each has its function but they are also integrated. Hiring one CEO makes the integration much easier.”Mark Hodges, a former board member who has served as the interim CEO of the foundation since July 2011, left to take a permanent position as executive director of the Joseph Fund, a nonprofit multi-ministry foundation in Camden. Numa Saisselin, who has served as CEO of the Count Basie Theatre since 2002, remains as chief operating officer with continued responsibility for the operation, programming and restoration of the theater.While growing up in Hartford, Conn., Robertson’s family owned a chain of movie theaters and she fondly remembers visiting them to watch cartoons as a child. After earning a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Rutgers University, Robertson married and moved to Monmouth County. Her family eventually sold all but one of the theaters. In the early 1990s, her father suggested renovating the last one, the 1937 art deco-style Webster Theatre that her grandfather had built, and using it to host live shows.
“I was a tax director at the time and that was not fun,” she said. “This was the kind of business I could get excited about. It was a very special opportunity my father gave me.”She commuted between her homes in Monmouth County and Connecticut to serve as executive director of the Webster Theatre from 1994 to 2010, where she was in charge of booking, promotions, production and all theater operations. She formed a public/private partnership with the city of Hartford, enabling her to turn the theater into a 1,350-seat performance venue.“I completely immersed myself in the business,” she said. “I sold the theater a few years ago, and I’m very excited to be back in this business.”In the fall of 2011, Robertson’s husband, Lewis, heard that the Basie was looking to hire a new CEO to oversee both arms of the theater. He urged Robertson to apply for the job but she never did. He died unexpectedly a few months ago, and in dealing with her grief, Robertson, who has two grown children, decided to go after the job. 
“I think my husband would be really happy if he knew I was given this opportunity,” she said. “Every time I went back and forth to Connecticut, I would drive by the Count Basie and say I wish my job was here. Now I have that, and I would certainly be open to having this position become a permanent one.”Robertson envisions an expansion of programming, possibly skewing from a 30- and 40-year-old audience toward 25-year-olds.“Although we are very successful with what we have here, I think we can expand on that,” she said.“Younger people have a tendency to go to the theater more often and they will keep going to concerts when they are 35. I also want to concentrate on fundraising and expand our donor base.” Though the Count Basie Theatre has undergone a tremendous aesthetic facelift in recent years, Robertson will oversee the final stages of the $21.5 million renovation as the building’s infrastructure is updated, with renovations to include restrooms, sound equipment and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).“In Justine, we have found a leader with both corporate and theater world experience,” said Lucas. “But more importantly, fundraising is the priority.” Half of the nonprofit theater’s annual $8 million budget is earned from ticket sales; 25 percent comes from theater rentals and other services, and another 25 percent is raised  through charitable contributions from its more than 1,800 members, donors and sponsors.“Justine is a longtime and very well-known member of our community and we’re thrilled we will be spending some time working with her to make the Basie even better,” Lucas said.last_img read more

Refs change colours to help fight cancer

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsHoop fans taking in the Bomber tournament this weekend at the Hangar may be a little confused at the colour of the whistles used by the game officials.Please do not adjust your bifocals.The pink whistle is part of the Blow The Whistle on Cancer campaign supported by basketball officials across B.C.“Many of us have been touched by cancer and the pink whistle just shows the community that we support the fight against cancer,” said West Kootenay Basketball Official’s Association president Dave Brewer, who normally uses a black Fox-40 to officiate games.This is the second year of the program, headed by Lower Mainland officials Karn Dhillon and Shelley Ganchar.  
 From February 1-14 basketball officials throughout the province will be monitoring games using the pink whistle.Each official in the province, , more than 300 in total, raises funds for the program by purchasing a pink whistle. Coaches and the public are also urged to join the cause by buying a whistle or making an online donation to the Canadian Cancer Society/BCBOA at: BC Cancer Society/BCBOA“Last year we raised more than $2,200 to help fight against cancer,” Brewer said. “This year the goal is $5000 and I think we’ll reach it quite easily.”The West Kootenay Association covers high school and men’s games from Kaslo to Grand Forks.Brewer and company will be out in full force this weekend at the Bomber Classic High School Girl’s and Boy’s Basketball tournament beginning Friday at the Hangar.The tournament concludes Saturday afternoon.Teams from Prince Charles in Creston, Fernie, Kimberley, Vernon join host Bomber teams in the two-day [email protected]last_img read more

DD Fitness: Real healthy recipes

first_imgThis week Donegal Daily’s fitness guru gives you three recipes that you can use to make a healthy and delicious, day of food.The one thing that I hear time and time again is that people find it hard to make healthy food taste good.So, here is a full day of food It has everything from breakfast to dessert and not only is it healthy AND tastes great, but I have also got the calories, protein, carbs and fat worked out for you. We will start with Breakfast and these are a favourite of my Rushe Fitness members in our Lean in 2019 program.The next one starts on April 1st and you can book your place through the link below ‘N’ EGG MUFFINSINGREDIENTS 6 Eggs2 rashers of Bacon1 small Onion, finely diced1 tsp dried Oregano½ tsp of Chilli Powder 1 tbsp Olive OilHOW TO PREPAREPreheat oven to 180c (160f), 350f, Gas Mark 4. Line a muffin tinwith 4 paper cases.In a bowl whisk the eggs & seasoning together.In a small frying pan, using the olive oil, fry the bacon until crispy. Allow time to cool slightly. And chop/crumble the bacon.Add the bacon & onion to the egg mix. Beat well & dividebetween the 4 muffin cases. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until firm.Serve with a nice cup of coffee and you are good to go.X KCAL XG FAT XG PROTEIN XG CARBS124KCAL – 13.2G FAT – 10.2G PROTEIN – 3.2G CARBS – SERVES 2Next on the menu will be lunch and we will be having a light lunch because dinner will be fit for a King.SATAY CHICKEN STICKSINGREDIENTS6 Chicken Drumsticks, skin removed6 Chicken Thighs, skin removedMarinade1 Lime, zest & juice2 Lemongrass stalks, chopped5cm fresh Ginger, peeled &chopped3 Garlic Cloves2 tbsp Nut Butter160ml Coconut Cream1 tsp Turmeric1 tsp Cumin1 tbsp dried CorianderHOW TO PREPARESlash cuts into flesh of drumsticks & thighs. Place in large dish.In a blender add all marinade ingredients & blend untilsmooth.Pour marinade over the chicken & rub it in. Place in fridge forat least 2 hours.Heat oven to 190c (170 fan), 375f, Gas Mark 5.Line baking sheet(s) with foil & roast chicken for 1 hour and serve.302 KCAL – 17G FAT – 34G PROTEIN – 3G CARB PER THIGH AND DRUMSTICKNow we come to dinner and as we have been good all morning, we are going to treat ourselves.This isn’t just any steak… It will be the best steak you have ever tasted.CHIMICHURRI STEAKINGREDIENTS2x200g Irish Sirloin Steaks1 tbsp Olive OilPinch of Rock SaltDressing½ bunch of Parsley, chopped2 tsp crushed Garlic½ Onion, finely chopped½ Red Pepper, finely chopped125ml Olive Oil2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar1 tbsp dried Chilli FlakesHOW TO PREPAREMake Chimichurri dressing by thoroughly mixing together all theingredients in a small bowl.Heat a grill pan/griddle on medium heat. Rub steaks with oil. Seasonwith rock salt. Cook on griddle.Serve with the dressing.Steak Cooking TimesRare – 3 minutes one side & flip. Cook for 2-3 minsMedium – 4 mins one side & flip. Cook for 3-4 mins.Well Done – 5 mins both sides.545 KCAL – 33G FAT – 61G PROTEIN – 2G CARBS SERVES 2You will be serving this with some;Mustard Mash Potatoes.INGREDIENTS400g White Potatoes, peeled& quartered100ml Milk75g Butter2 tbsp Dijon MustardHOW TO PREPARE In a pan bring slightly salted water to the boil & addthe potato. Cook for 10-12 mins until the potato is softenough to mash.Drain the potatoes, add butter, milk & mustard &mash thoroughly.218 KCAL – 12G FAT – 4G PROTEIN – 25G CARBS – SERVES 4MINT SMASHED PEASINGREDIENTS50g Garden Peas1 tsp Butter1tsp dried MintHOW TO PREPAREBoil peas for 3 mins in a small saucepan.Thoroughly drain.Add butter & dried mint, stir in and then mash withfork or potato masher until smashed in appearance.117KCAL – 8G FAT – 3G PROTEIN – 7G CARBS – SERVERS 1Finally, what would dinner be without a dessert?BANANA ICE-CREAMINGREDIENTS4 ripe Bananas50g Almonds2 tbsp Maple Syrup2 tsp Maple Syrup100ml tinned CoconutCream1 tsp Vanilla ExtractHOW TO PREPAREPeel & slice bananas & place them in the freezer for 3 hours.Put almonds in food processor & grind them. Or use50g of ground almonds. Mix the almonds with two tspof syrup. And set to one side.In a clean food processor mix the frozen bananaswith coconut milk, vanilla & 2 tbsp of syrup.Serve immediately & top with the almond mixture.279 KCAL – 12G FAT – 5G PROTEIN – 35G CARBS – SERVES 4And there you have it.A healthy and delicious day of food and everything worked out for you.Give them a try and be sure to let me know what you think of them.#Leanin2019My Members get recipes like these and more in our Lean in 2019 program.The next one starts on April 1st and you can sign up now through the link below. Fitness: Real healthy recipes was last modified: March 10th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:dd fitnessDonegal fitnessfitnesshealthy eatinghealthy livinglast_img read more

Farm groups respond to trade aid package

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released details of its $12 billion aid package to help offset the impact of tariffs, which includes a Market Facilitation Program that will make payments to producers of seven farm commodities for the 2018 crop. The program also includes an increase of USDA purchases of various impacted U.S. agricultural products, and a Trade Promotion Program to develop foreign markets for American agricultural exports.The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) welcomes the support from the Trump Administration and details of the how that support will be distributed, while also reiterating the need for a long-term solution that opens export markets.“We’re pleased to see the details of the aid package released in a timely manner so there can be some certainty for farmers moving into the harvest season,” said Allen Armstrong, OSA president and Clark Co. soybean farmer. “However, this is a short-term fix and we continue to advocate for free and open markets with our national affiliate, the American Soybean Association, and for a resolution to the trade dispute with our biggest international customer.”The value of the 2018 soybean crop has been under increasing pressure ever since tariffs were imposed in early July, with prices dropping approximately $2 per bushel nationally. In the last two months, USDA has raised its estimate for soybean production in 2018 to a record 4.6 billion bushels, reduced its estimate for soybean exports in the 2018-19 marketing year by 230 million bushels, and projected an 82% increase in soybean carryover stocks to 785 million from 430 million bushels by September 2019. In 2017, Ohio was the sixth largest producer of soybeans in the U.S. with 4.8 million acres planted and 263 million bushels. The value of the Ohio soybean crop is currently $2.5 billion and over 60% of Ohio soybeans go to international markets.The National Pork Producers Council also commended the Trump administration for providing nearly $559 million purchase of pork for federal nutrition assistance and child nutrition programs, $200 million for developing foreign markets for U.S. agricultural products and some direct payments to farmers, including pork producers. They would receive $8 per hog based on 50% of the number of animals they owned on Aug. 1.“True to his word that he would have our backs, President Trump today demonstrated his commitment to America’s farmers, including pork producers, by giving us some relief from the financial hit we’ve taken from retaliatory tariffs from some of our biggest trading partners,” said Jim Heimerl, a hog farmer from Johnstown, Ohio and NPPC president.U.S. pork exports to China are down significantly for the year, with the value falling by 9% through June. The drop has come mostly because of the 50% additional tariff that country imposed in response to U.S. duties on Chinese steel and aluminum imports and on other goods over China’s theft of intellectual property and its forced transfers of U.S. technology. Exports to Mexico are down slightly. In June, a 10% tariff on U.S. pork was put into place in response to U.S. tariffs on Mexican steel and aluminum imports; the duty increased to 20% on July 5.“While we’re grateful and commend the administration for its action to help us, what pork producers really want is to export more pork, and that means ending these trade disputes soon,” Heimerl said.In addition to continuing to press for a swift resolution to the trade wars, NPPC is asking the White House and congressional lawmakers to approve public-policy initiatives that would buoy pork producers, including ones that would:Establish and fully fund a Foot-and-Mouth Disease vaccine bank.Prohibit states from regulating agricultural production practices outside their borders.Reform the visa system to address an agricultural labor shortage.Give USDA oversight of lab-produced cultured protein and gene editing in livestock.NPPC also is urging the administration to quickly conclude talks on a new trade agreement with Mexico, reiterating its priorities of maintaining the zero-tariff rate on pork traded with that country and of lifting the tariffs on steel and aluminum from Mexico so it will drop its retaliatory tariffs on U.S. pork and other products. (The United States and Mexico today announced agreement on a framework for a new trade deal.) “Pork producers and others in agriculture have been patriots and very patient as the administration rightfully realigns trade policy to make sure our trading partners play by the rules, to ensure that there’s free, fair and reciprocal trade,” Heimerl said.USDA’s Farm Service Agency will administer the Market Facilitation Program for payments. Farmers can apply for support beginning on Sept. 4. Applications will be available online at read more

NASA to Stream First Mercury Photos

first_imgNASA will be streaming a live press conference tomorrow at 2:00 PM to unveil the first photos ever taken from the orbit of the planet Mercury. The images, taken by the MESSENGER probe early this morning, will be posted to a special page on NASA’s site as the teleconference is taking place on another. The first photo ever taken of Mercury from the planet’s orbit – click to expandMESSENGER, short for “Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging,” has been in orbit around the planet since March 17. It took 364 images today, will take 1,185 photos over the next few days and wind up with over 75,000 images altogether over the next year.Mercury is the planet closest to the sun. It’s got a year of just under 88 days and an iron core that creates weak planetary magnetism. The temperature ranges from a brisk -364 degrees Fahrenheit at the poles to a cozy 800 degrees in the sun. According to NASA:“In the course of the one-year primary mission, the spacecraft’s seven scientific instruments and radio science investigation will unravel the history and evolution of the Solar System’s innermost planet.”And why visit? As one of the “terrestrial” (or rocky, as opposed to gaseous, planets), it can teach us about Earth, among other things. “Understanding this ‘end member’ among the terrestrial planets is crucial to developing a better understanding of how the planets in our Solar System formed and evolved.”Also, because it’s awesome. Being a part of the process of unveiling, of sharing, at however great a remove, the adventure of approaching, investigating and understanding another of our system’s planet, that’s awesome too. Related Posts Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market curt hopkinscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

How to Sell Green Upgrades: Electrical Improvements

first_imgA charging station for an electric carSecond, prewire the garage for a future charging station for an electric car. That’s exactly what we are doing in our most recent home (LEED Silver) and the line item was only a few hundred dollars. HOW TO SELL GREEN UPGRADESPart One: Radiant Barrier PaintsPart Two: Tankless Water HeatersPart Three: Energy AuditsPart Four: Exhaust FansPart Six: Better InsulationPart Seven: A Few Small Things I have three favorite electrical enhancements I love to sell homeowners. There’s also a fourth option that can be a little bit tricky. All these options provide the client with value, and all are more cost-effective in new construction than they would be in a remodel.First, let me remind you that “selling” is not a bad word. I like showing folks their options, empowering them with information, and letting them buy what’s right for them. In fact, I feel I owe it to them to provide this information. After all, they expect me to share the results of my education, my experience, my expertise of the industry, and my knowledge of trends. Nobody wants built-in obsolescence, so you should help future-proof your clients’ homes by sharing some of these green electrical enhancement options. Talk about future-proofing! If you do not think your clients will be driving an electric car in your lifetime you are likely long in tooth or very short on vision! The green benefits are clear that by building this infrastructure into the home in today’s dollars (which are cheap) and so is the additional profit you make. Prewiring for a PV arrayAnother favorite is prewiring the roof for a future photovoltaic (PV) array.It’s hard to believe, but even today there are still many builders who do not offer this option. It may entail some additional framing work to future-proof the roof for PV, but in all likelihood you will only need an electrician to complete this enhancement. Again, another few hundred dollars added to your bottom line, and an upgrade your client will love you for in a couple years when they decide to get the solar panels installed after all!center_img Soffit receptaclesThe first green upgrade is to install electrical receptacles in the soffits that are all controlled by a predetermined number of switches.Anyone who installs holiday lights (for Christmas or otherwise) will enjoy the convenience of controlling the decorations by lights switches and reducing the number of required extension cords. It’s a great convenience that many clients will gladly pay for. And because all of us have at some point skipped the effort of going outside to unplug the lights, this green upgrade will also save energy. A master kill switchAnd finally, an option that is not for the faint of heart: it’s possible to diagram your rooms so that a single switch can shut of a predetermined number of receptacles.The idea is to install a switch near an exterior door so that the homeowner can shut off most of the home’s plug loads when leaving the house.However, because of the design time required and advance lifestyle planning involved, you must be sure to charge enough for this upgrade. Prep your client in advance. As a concept, it sounds nice, but the first time they flip the switch and their computer, radio, and alarm clock all turn off and have to be reset or rebooted, they are going to be pretty annoyed. And it sure won’t work in the kitchen where you could be shutting off the refrigerator!These upgrades will improve your bottom line. In today’s economy, we all need whatever bump we can get. These individual items give your clients a little peace of mind, a bit of energy savings, and considerable convenience. Collectively, however, they add up to a better wired, high-performance home designed and built to embrace the future.last_img read more