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DOH: Food poisoning could ruin your X’masDOH: Food poisoning could ruin your X’mas

first_imgThis year, DOH Region 6 recorded 15suspected cases of food poisoning that downed 274 individuals, according toCaroline Tumabotabo, the regional health office’s nurse coordinator. * Use safe waterand raw materials/PN “We hope wala na sang may mag-add pa.Kabudlay kon kabataan ang involved,”said Tumatabo. * Keep clean – wash hands before handling food during food preparation; washhands after going to the toilet; wash and sanitize all surfaces and equipmentused for food preparation; protect kitchen areas and food from insects, pestsand other animals ILOILO City – Avoid food poisoning orcontracting illness from ill-prepared food. * Cook thoroughly – cook food thoroughly especially meat, poultry eggs and seafood;bring food like soups and stews to boiling to make sure they have reached 70degree Celsius; for meat and poultry, make sure that juices are clear, notpink; and reheat cooked food thoroughly Food safety is the assurance that foodwill not cause harm to the consumers when it is prepared or eaten according toits intended use. center_img The most recent was in Bago City,Negros Occidental early this month; it downed 59 individuals, 11 of whom werehospitalized. * Separate rawand cooked – separate meat, poultry seafood fromother food; use separate equipment and utensils such as knives and cuttingboards for handling raw foods; raw food (especially meat, poultry and seafood)and their juices can contain dangerous microorganisms which may be transferredonto other food during food preparation and storage DOH-6 urged everyone to observe fiverules to safer food this holiday season. * Keep food atsafe temperatures – do not leavecooked food at room temperature for more than two hours; refrigerate promptlyall cooked and perishable food; keep cooked food piping hot prior to serving;do not store food too long even in the refrigerator; and do not thaw frozen atroom temperature Safe food preparation should not betaken lightly this holiday season, stressed the Department of Health (DOH) inWestern Visayas.last_img read more

Photo library: Nature 7Photo library: Nature 7

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Nature contact sheet (785KB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal province: Flowers on the mountain in the Injasuthi Nature Reserve. Photo: Mary Alexander, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The aquarium at the uShaka Marine World theme park. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Snake exhibit at the aquarium, uShaka Marine World theme park. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The seal show at the uShaka Marine World theme park. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Limpopo province: Baobab trees stand out against the bushy landscape near Musina. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Limpopo province: Baobab trees stand out against the bushy landscape near Musina. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Limpopo province: Baobab trees stand out against the bushy landscape near Musina. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Limpopo province: A scops owl in the Kruger National Park. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Limpopo province: Elephant in the Kruger National Park. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageNATURE 7: {loadposition nature}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janine[email protected]last_img read more

OFU gathers for 82nd Annual ConventionOFU gathers for 82nd Annual Convention

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Farmers Union convened for the organization’s 82nd Annual Convention in Columbus last weekend to set state policy and hear from state and national leaders.“Legislators made a couple of regulatory changes on water quality and these were good initiatives that incrementally moved things in the right direction. They were not terribly onerous to farmers and we want to express our appreciation to them for the judicious way they did things,” said Joe Logan, Ohio Farmers Union president. “We believe when any state regulations are enforced on agriculture, they need to be targeted and limited. Define exactly what the problem is and exactly where the problem is coming from and focus your regulatory activity there rather than passing a broad regulation that impacts everyone around the state. Farmers are ready, willing and able to contribute to the solution of water quality problems, we just have to be smart about where we apply our limited state resources.”The OFU has also been working on the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program in the state.“CAUV has been a red hot issue. There are a couple of pieces of legislation in the Statehouse now and we are supportive of these for bringing more fairness and equity to farmland taxes,” Logan said. “Farmers do not mind paying their fair share, but it looks like farmers are being looked to for the lion’s share of resources to support local activities. We want to work with he House and Senate to get more equity in taxation.”OFU members also heard from Ohio’s senior U.S. Senator and U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee member Sherrod Brown.“Famers Union has been front and center on making sure family farms get a fair break out of government. I know that if agriculture succeeds, my state succeeds. You create wealth by growing it, manufacturing it or mining it and in Ohio, growing it is still a big deal,” Brown said. “We got a farm bill that really pretty well looked out for small farmers. It took money and put it into a better safety net for times when prices drop or there is catastrophic weather. Our country can’t afford to have a lot of family farmers run off the land so they do need that safety net. We have had that for 75 or 80 years since Franklin Roosevelt and Farmers Union has been on the leading edge of fighting for that safety net.”Brown also talked about the continuing challenges for Country of Origin Labeling.“The COOL debate will never be over because we never give up,” Brown said. “Consumers want to know where their food comes from.”Other topics of discussion at the event included the encroachment of private-sector owned pipelines onto private property in rural Ohio, agricultural property taxes, water quality and U.S. trade policy. OFU also considered changes to state policy in manure and nutrient management as well as the addition of a sentence to policy that states, “Money is not speech and corporations are not people.”Delegates and convention-goers also had a full slate of presentations including a talk on edge of field research by Mark Williams of USDA and an overview of current national family farm issues from National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson.“One of the big issues we are talking about is Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement. The problem that we have had for a long time is our huge trade deficit. That deficit results in millions of jobs leaving this country to countries we have trade agreements with. The principle cause of this is currency manipulation. We got both houses of Congress to pass language to at least get our U.S. trade representative to deal with currency manipulation in the TPP. They put a side agreement together agreeing that they would talk about it, but there is no trade enforceability,” Johnson said. “There are so many economists calling for change and the end of these rosy trade projections. We may sell more, but we are buying way more than we are selling. That is the definition of a trade deficit.”Renewable energy continues to be an important topic.“Renewable energy has been a huge priority of ours for a long time. As EPA has backed away from renewable fuels, investors have stopped investing. Why would they invest in advanced biofuels if we don’t know if we can sell what we produce? Let’s keep the RFS intact,” Johnson said. “We also recognize the science behind the changing climate. That is another one of those issues where the science is pretty compelling and we need to start doing something about this. We are big fans of giving incentives to farmers to do more to reduce our environmental footprint.”In addition OFU members heard from State Rep. Brian Hill, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and a video presentation featuring U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur.last_img read more

Ag producers say financials stronger than 2016 but predict missed financial targets in 2017Ag producers say financials stronger than 2016 but predict missed financial targets in 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. agricultural producers indicated their farm operations’ financial positions are stronger than at this time in 2016, but expressed concerns that they might not meet their 2017 financial targets, according to a monthly producer survey conducted as part of the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.The barometer, which is based on a survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers, read 131 for the month of June — virtually unchanged from the April and May readings of 130.“Although the Ag Economy Barometer has not changed appreciably the last couple of months, it’s important to note that it remains well above levels recorded prior to November 2016,” said Jim Mintert, the barometer’s principal investigator and director of Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture.In June 2017, 13% of survey respondents indicated that their operations were financially better off than a year before — the highest reading since Purdue researchers first started surveying producers in October 2015. Only 3% of producers expressed that same positive sentiment a year earlier. However, farmers’ positive sentiment regarding their operations’ financial conditions improved steadily during the last half of 2016, before weakening somewhat this past winter. In the last three months, producers became more optimistic about their farms’ financial positions, with 13% of surveyed producers indicating in June that their farms were financially better off than a year earlier.“Several factors likely contributed to the long-term shift in producers’ attitudes about their operations’ financial conditions, Mintert said. “Revenues on many farms increased as a result of record — or near record — crop yields in 2016. Also, corn and soybean futures prices strengthened from late summer through early winter while production costs, especially fertilizer, moderated when compared to last year. Farmland rental rates also continue to soften as part of the farm economy’s long-term adjustment to tight crop operating margins.“All of this contributed to improved current financial conditions for many farm operations. Our survey data suggests that for some farm operators, financial conditions have bottomed out,” he said.While the barometer survey indicated the current financial situation for many farm operations had stabilized, 28% of producers said they expect their farms’ 2017 financial performance to be worse than they had projected earlier in the year. That concern could be connected to adverse planting and growing conditions in the Eastern Corn Belt this spring, as well as recent declines in corn and soybean prices.The survey also revealed an uptick in producers (52%) expressing concerns that extreme weather events could have widespread adverse impacts on crop yields over the next 12 months.“Compared to June 2016, producers expressed more concern about the possible impact of extreme weather on crop yields,” Mintert said. “One-third of producers in our survey said they had changed their marketing plans in response to weather concerns, up from just 22% in March of this year when we last posed the same question.”Read the full June Ag Economy Barometer report at http://purdue.edu/agbarometer.The Ag Economy Barometer, Index of Current Conditions and Index of Future Expectations are available on the Bloomberg Terminal under the following ticker symbols: AGECBARO, AGECCURC and AGECFTEX.last_img read more

Geocaching country souvenir: MalaysiaGeocaching country souvenir: Malaysia

first_img SharePrint RelatedFive new Geocaching country souvenirsDecember 4, 2017In “Community”Brand new geocaching country souvenir for RussiaDecember 2, 2016In “Community”Are you crazy?!? No, I’m Radu! Geo-cycling through 16 countries in 5 months.November 13, 2017In “Community” Located in southeast Asia, Malaysia is known for breathtaking scenery and a harmonious blend of Asian and European influences.The country consists of two large landmasses. Peninsular Malaysia is sandwiched between Thailand and Singapore on the Malay Peninsula, while East Malaysia shares the island of Borneo with the countries of Brunei and Indonesia. The two portions of the country are separated by the South China Sea.Malaysia’s diversity is reflected in the people who call the country home and in the architectural styles that pepper its landscape. State-of-the-art skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia’s capital city) tower above Tudor-style buildings, while mosques, churches, temples, shrines, and monasteries all coexist in close proximity to each other.Rainforests, mountains, and an extensive coastline make Malaysia a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and scientists. Without further ado, check out our geocache suggestions for Malaysia:Batu Caves, KL (Earthcache)EarthCache | GC1NAJH | by legacypac | D2.5/T3.5 This EarthCache introduces you to one of the most popular tourist destinations of Malaysia: the Batu Caves. Located about 13 kilometers (8 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur, the limestone caves are more than 400 million years old and reach a height of up to 100 meters (328 feet). Hindu statues and artwork decorate the exterior, and a 43 meters (140 feet) golden statue of a Hindu deity greets visitors at the entrance.Welcome to KLVirtual Cache | GC9FDB | by TimBish | D1/T1This Virtual Cache highlights the iconic Petronas Towers which form an essential part of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline. Formerly the tallest buildings in the world, the towers are 88 stories tall and can be seen from nearly every vista in Kuala Lumpur.Mt KinabaluEarthCache | GC1B1K1 | by tronador | D5/T5One of only two D5/T5 caches in all of Malaysia, this cache can only be logged by climbing the highest mountain in the country, Mt. Kinabalu. Located in East Malaysia, the mountain towers 4,095 meters (13,435 feet) above sea level and shelters an extensive collection of plants, birds, and mammals.We announced five new Geocaching country souvenirs on Monday, December 4th. If you’ve already found a geocache in any of these countries, you’ll automatically receive the souvenir on your profile. Check out all of the geocaching souvenirs here.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Michigan Court Rules In Favor Of New Energy CodeMichigan Court Rules In Favor Of New Energy Code

first_imgHomebuilders’ Association Loses, Environment WinsLANSING, MI — The Ingham County [Michigan] Circuit Court has ruled in favor of the state of Michigan, dismissing a challenge from the Michigan Association of Home Builders (MAHB) that sought to prevent energy-efficiency requirements for new homes. According to the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), “The new, energy-efficient code, adopted in 2004, had been in limbo due to legal maneuvering by the MAHB, which used the state’s legal system to circumvent the comprehensive administrative process that led to the adoption of a new, more energy efficient code. As a result, Michigan residents lost years of potential energy savings, totaling tens of millions of dollars and contributing to increased releases of environmental pollutants.”The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG) is the state agency empowered to enforce building codes. According to the MEEA, “The Court found, contrary to MAHB’s arguments, that DLEG’s broad statutory authority authorized the agency to incorporate as many provisions of the International Residential Code as the agency found to result in cost-efficient updates to the rules. The October 22nd ruling by the Circuit Court lifts the injunction and dismisses the MAHB case, thereby enacting the new, more energy-efficient code.” The Michigan case is just the latest example of short-sighted attempts by a home builders’ association to erect roadblocks to cost-effective energy-efficiency measures.last_img read more

Set up a Presidential retreat in North East, says Conrad Sangma to PM ModiSet up a Presidential retreat in North East, says Conrad Sangma to PM Modi

first_imgMeghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set up a Presidential retreat in the northeast to send a message of inclusiveness and importance for the NE region. Mr. Sangma and his Cabinet colleagues met the Prime Minister at New Delhi and particularly sought that a Presidential retreat be built at Shillong.“We should have a Presidential retreat in NE and specifically in Shillong … Shillong is the historical capital of the region … this will ensure that the President visits NE every year for two weeks and that gives a strong message of inclusiveness and importance for the region,” Mr. Conrad said in an audio statement.“The Presidential retreat is a guest house where the President of the country spends two weeks or more there. Currently, there are two – one in Hyderabad and in Shimla,” he said. The Chief Minister also sought the intervention of the Prime Minister to build a parallel road connecting Silchar, Dawki and Mahendraganj in the East with Kolkata via Bangladesh.“There is a location in West Bengal, Hilly and Mahendraganj in Meghalaya which is only 100km apart. This is the closest destinations apart (via Bangladesh),” Mr. Conrad said, elaborating that this will be the second lifeline for the country if anything happens (at all) to the East – West corridor that goes via the 8km area in West Bengal often referred to as the ‘chicken neck’. He also proposed an 8-lane highway from Guwahati to Chittagong port in Bangladesh via Dawki in Meghalaya cutting short the distance to the nearest port by over 400km.“Presently, we go all the way to Kolkata port which is 1,100km away from Guwahati. If both governments (India and Bangladesh) agree on making an 8-lane highway that would connect Guwahati – Shillong – Dawki – Chittagong port, our exports will go up. More exports will take place with the rest of the world and the cost of export would go down,” he said. The Chief Minister also proposed to the Prime Minister that two or three States can partner for a common purpose of growth and development for achieving the overall development dream of ‘team India’.Citing an example that Meghalaya can have a sister State and work with Maharashtra government, Mr. Conrad said the two States can work on a Memorandum of Understanding and can go for exchange of interests and culture.“Bollywood can come to Meghalaya and in turn our organic foods can go to Mumbai and the tourism aspect can develop. It may also be a research collaboration that can take place between two States or that entrepreneurs can meet up,” he said, adding that such an understanding between States can strengthen ‘team India’ and their outputs be improved exponentially. The Chief Minister also briefed the Prime Minister on the 2022 National Games which will be held in Meghalaya and this coincides with the State’s 50th anniversary and the country’s 75th anniversary.“I mentioned about the National Games, 75th year of India’s Independence and 50th year of Meghalaya Statehood in 2022. It is a prestigious event and must be celebrated in a befitting manner. Therefore, it is necessary to put our effort together to make this game the games of new India which PM has in mind,” he said. The Chief Minister also sought replication of the Meghalaya model of the 1917 i-team to address the issues faced by the farmers.“We started the 1917 i-teams system to help the farmers and this system ensures connection between buyers and sellers. It also acts as advisory board on farm related issues besides handling the issue of transport and technical support needed by the farmers,” Mr. Conrad said. Stating that it is like an Uber for the farmers, he said the Prime Minister “liked the idea” of its expansion throughout the country. He also requested the Prime Minister on the inclusion of Khasi and Garo languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.last_img read more

India will miss Rishabh Pant in 2019 ICC World Cup: Sourav GangulyIndia will miss Rishabh Pant in 2019 ICC World Cup: Sourav Ganguly

first_imgFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday once again rued that young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant would be sorely missed during the ODI World Cup, commencing on May 30 in UK.”India will miss Pant in the World Cup. I don’t know in whose place but he will be missed,” Ganguly told reporters at Eden Gardens.The explosive 21-year-old Pant was a notable omission from the India’s World Cup-bound squad as the national selectors picked an experienced Dinesh Karthik as the second choice wicketkeeper.Pant had a stupendous season amassing 488 runs from 16 matches at an average of 37.53 and with a strike rate of 162.66.With Kedar Jadhav sustaining a shoulder injury during an IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab, the medical staff is opting a wait and watch policy on his availability for India’s World Cup opener against South Africa on June 5.Asked whether Pant’s name can crop up in case Jadhav fails to get fit, Ganguly said: “He is injured. It’s difficult to say whether he will get fit or not. I hope Kedar gets fit.”Ganguly is the advisor of IPL franchise Delhi Capitals, a team for which Pant recently scored massive runs although it failed to make the final.”We played exceptionally well but two other teams made the final. The season just got over, we have not thought about it (the way forward),” Ganguly said about their loss to Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 2.Ganguly rated CSK’s MS Dhoni and Mumbai Indians’ Rohit Sharma as two best captains of the IPL.advertisement”Two best captains of the IPL and one of them won. Everyone will learn under pressure. Both CSK and Mumbai were fantastic teams,” said Ganguly.Also Read | Want to lift World Cup as well: Hardik Pandya after Mumbai Indians win 4th IPL titleAlso Read | At times MS Dhoni goes wrong with his tips, says Kuldeep Yadav in jestlast_img read more

Video: Duke Releases Cool Video Celebrating All Of Coach K’s NBA Draft PicksVideo: Duke Releases Cool Video Celebrating All Of Coach K’s NBA Draft Picks

first_imgAustin Rivers shaking hands after being drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans.Duke NBA Draft PicksThe NBA has been good to Duke’s men’s basketball program. Or maybe we should say: the Blue Devils have been good to the NBA. Since Mike Krzyzewski took over the program, Duke has produced 54 NBA Draft picks. That’s really, really impressive. With the 2015 NBA Draft taking place last week, and three former Dukies getting selected, the Blue Devils have released a cool “Duke in the NBA” video, celebrating Coach K’s draft picks. last_img

DP World SMS Aim to Revolutionize Global Port LogisticsDP World SMS Aim to Revolutionize Global Port Logistics

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: DP World An international joint-venture formed by Dubai-based port and terminal operator DP World and industrial engineering specialists SMS group will revolutionize the way that containers are handled in ports.A new and intelligent storing system will be applied for the first time ever at Jebel Ali Terminal 4, in time for the Dubai Expo 2020 world fair.The High Bay Storage system was originally developed by SMS group subsidiary AMOVA for round the clock handling of metal coils that weigh as much as 50 tons each in racks as high as 50 metres.Instead of stacking containers directly on top of each other, which has been global standard practice for decades, the system places each container in an individual rack compartment. Containers are stored in an eleven-story rack, creating 200 percent more capacity than a conventional container terminal, or creating the same capacity in less than a third of the space.DP World explained that the rack’s design allows each container to be accessed without having to move another one, enabling 100 percent utilization in a terminal yard, while at the same time cutting costs by as much as 30 percent.“Our system will significantly increase the productivity of handling ships on the quay. This means that quay walls can be shortened by a third. This disruptive innovation will greatly improve the financial performance of container ports, and well as their overall appearance,” Mathias Dobner, CEO of the joint venture, said.last_img read more