Speciality bread

first_imgPresumably Dan Lepard, BB’s resident contributor and The Guardian’s Weekend supplement bakery writer, had no part to play in this bread recipe that appeared in the latter. It unites baking and gardening in a stomach-churning first-time alliance not seen since the legendary mouse-in-bread loaf.Using worms as a nutritious and cheap bread inclusion, we reprint the recipe here for any bakers looking to offer customers a healthy bread with a (literal) twist. Perhaps not one that’s likely to get the stamp of approval from the Vegetarian Society, or indeed shrieking I’m a Celebrity creepy-crawly-phobe nutritionist Gillian McKeith, granted. But it will appeal to the growing band of entomophagists people who eat insects who view them as a sustainable source of protein, vitamins and minerals.The Guardian’s banana worm bread (by Marc Dennis)IngredientsShortening75gSugar30gBananas, mashed2Flour300gSoda1tspSalt1tspChopped nuts60gEggs2Dry roasted mealworms50gMethod1. Mix all the ingredients together.2. Sprinkle worms on top for added eye appeal.3. Bake in a pre-heated 180C oven for about an hour.last_img read more

Brave New Britain: The U.K. Approves Production of Three-Parent Embryos

first_imgLozier Institute 3 February 2015The concept of “designer babies” may sound like science fiction, a literal Brave New World, but it is decidedly not fictional –  it is here now and being pushed rapidly into fertility clinics.After only a brief debate today in the House of Commons, British Members of Parliament (MPs) approved a proposal to create genetically-engineered babies who contain the DNA of three parents: two mums and a dad.  The vote to approve wasn’t even close – 382 ayes to 128 noes.The proposal is framed, as is often the case, as a “treatment” for a dread disease, and as the only possible way to proceed if we are to eliminate human suffering.  In this instance, the proposed “cure” is for mitochondrial diseases.  These genetic diseases are due to mutations in the DNA of cellular mitochondria, which are the “energy factories” present in every cell.  Mutations in the DNA of mitochondria can indeed lead to severe, tragic diseases.  In severe cases the life span is only a few years, and even in mild cases there can be significant health problems.  So, a potential treatment has great appeal.But what has been proposed, and now approved by the House of Commons, is not a treatment at all.  The proposed technique ignores people who already have mitochondrial disease, spurning them in favor of creating new individuals who will (advocates hope) not carry the genetic mutations.  The proposal is to manufacture genetically-engineered babies.  Mitochondria are inherited from the mother, so the proposal calls for recombining parts from two different eggs to engineer a genetically new egg (or destroying and recombining parts from two different embryos, to assemble a genetically new embryo), theoretically with healthy mitochondrial DNA.Missing from the proposal is evidence for the safety, as well as the efficacy, of the proposed embryo-manufacturing techniques.  Numerous comments from around the world have pointed out the flaws in the science as well as the ethics in the proposal, and even with emotional appeals the majority of British public sentiment is against proceeding with these exercises in genetic engineering of human beings.  The most recent House of Commons Science and Technology Committee hearing in October 2014 resulted in submitted written testimony from many, including my own testimony (see pages 54-58).https://www.lozierinstitute.org/brave-new-britain-the-u-k-approves-production-of-three-parent-embryos/last_img read more

Cricket News Shikhar Dhawan creates world record, beats Virat Kohli’s mark in Twenty20 International versus Australia

first_imgNew Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan stole the show with an amazing exhibition of hitting during the first Twenty20 International against Australia in Brisbane on Wednesday. The left-hander’s 76 off 42 balls was his ninth fifty in this format and it included 10 fours and two sixes but Virat Kohli’s team lost the match by four runs to trail 0-1 in the three-match series. During the course of his knock, however, Dhawan created history and broke a record long held by Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Dhawan, on 69, became the leading run-getter in Twenty20 Internationals in a calendar year overtaking Kohli’s mark.Read More | Australia survive Shikhar Dhawan blitz to clinch Brisbane T20IDhawan now has 648 runs in 16 games in 2018, breaking Kohli’s mark of 641 runs which he achieved in 2016 15 games at a staggering average of 106. The left-hander has enjoyed a phenomenal year in the shortest format, starting with the series in South Africa where he made scores of 72, 24, 47. In the Nidahas Trophy tri-series competition in Sri Lanka, Dhawan blasted 90 and 55 in the games against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to continue his great run.Read More | Australia vs India: 1st T20 highlights – Hosts win by four runsAgainst Ireland, the India opener blasted 74 in Malahide but had a poor tour of England, managing just 19 runs in three Twenty20 Internationals in a three-match series which India won 2-1. Against West Indies, Dhawan notched up his highest individual score by hammering 92 in Chennai as Rohit Sharma’s side achieved a 3-0 sweep against the two-time World T20 champions.Dhawan has a chance to hit the most fifties in a calendar year and become the first to 700 runs in this format. Kohli currently holds the record for most fifties with seven in 2016 and with two more games to go against Australia, Dhawan can create many more records. Only three Indians have ever crossed 500 runs in a calendar year in Twenty20 Internationals. Apart from Kohli and Dhawan, Rohit smashed 567 runs in 2018 at an average of 37.India’s next game against Australia will be on November 23 in Melbourne and Virat Kohli will be desperate to not lose a series and get their tour Down Under off to a bad start. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Wellington rec rap: Dec. 31- Jan. 7, 2013

first_imgWRC rec rapRec Rap Dec. 31th-Jan. 17thLook for it! The WRC 2013 Winter-Spring program guide may be viewed and programs may be registered for online @ wellingtonrec.com. The guide will be available at area schools and businesses in early January. Closings for the Holidays.  Please note, the WRC will be closed Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st. The Fitness Center will be closed at 4:00 pm on Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st. SportsOpen Gym Basketball resumes this Sunday, Dec. 30th at the High School gym.Little Hoopers and WRC Youth Basketball begins Sat., Jan. 5th.GoJu-Ryu Karate session 1 runs Jan. 1st-29th. YouthMiddle Schoolers can ‘Glow in the New Year’ at the first dance of 2013 on Saturday, Jan. 12th.WRC Kid’s Club resumes Thursday, JAn. 3rd for Kind.-5th grades. Take a Ski Vacation to Winter Park Colorado with the WRC and Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 7th-11th! A $50 deposit is due by Jan. 2nd to reserve your seat on the bus. FitnessBegin the new year feeling your best! Schedule a consultation with Personal Trainers, Cherity Elder and Debbie Murphy at the Fitness Center, 326-3435.The Fitness Center Membership Special runs Jan. 2nd-31st, purchase a one year membership by Jan. 31st to receive great savings. 1 yr. Single- $160, 1 yr. Family- $225, 1 yr. Single Senior- $110, 1 yr. Family Senior- $190. Call the FC for more information.Register for FREE Trial Fitness Classes from Jan. 7th-17th, thru the WRC. Classes include; Zumba Fitness, Zumba Tone, Gentle Yoga, Sunrise Yoga, Hi/Lo Power Mix & Butz & Gutz. //last_img read more

Kasba Peth: civic body stalwarts will slug it out in Old Pune

first_imgSited in the heart of old Pune, the prestigious Kasba Peth Assembly seat a BJP stronghold for three decades, will witness a tussle between two Pune civic body stalwarts — the mayor Mukta Tilak, (BJP-Sena candidate) and Arvind Shinde of the Congress.The constituency, which comprises a significant part of Peshwa-era Pune with its rickety wadas, was until recently senior BJP leader Girish Bapat’s virtual fiefdom with him winning the seat in consecutive elections since 1995 before vacating it to contest – and win – the Pune Lok Sabha seat in the general elections this year.The city, with its legendary Ganesha mandals, also forms the heart of Pune’s old trading community with a significant proportion of small traders from the Gujarati and Jain communities.The Congress has been able to wrest the Kasba Assembly seat only twice from the BJP since 1980 — in 1985 and in the 1991 by-election.The problem of crumbling old wadas (traditional dwellings) and their long-pending redevelopment, traffic congestion in the narrow, bustling lanes and lack of potable water in several places are among the key issues in this segment. While the situation has remained unchanged, two fresh candidates from the major contenders have raised hopes that some of the burning civic problems may be redressed. “The BJP won the Pune Municipal Corporation polls by a thumping majority. Yet, the problems of Kasba Peth, including that of water have not only persisted but have multiplied,” alleged Mr. Shinde, a three-time corporator who was one of the frontrunners for the candidacy of the Pune Lok Sabha constituency.He faces an extremely tough competitor in Ms. Tilak — a scion of the Bal Gangadhar Tilak family — who is also Mayor of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).A veteran party hand, Ms. Tilak has a strong base in the Old Pune area, having been the BJP’s leader in the PMC since 2009.“This constituency which also includes Narayan Peth and Sadashiv Peth has veered towards the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the BJP as it has been the hotbed of Hindu nationalism,” says city-based political analyst Rajendra Pandharpure. He observes that the BJP has always had firm adherents in this part of the city through its network of educational institutes and other think tanks like the Rambhau Mhalgi Prabhodini that propagates the Sangh’s ideology.“The Brahmin voters here have always sided with the BJP. This is an area whose political clime has been charged with its strongly religious fervour favouring radical Hindutva outfits like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP). In contrast, the Congress and the NCP party structures here have remained weak,” says Mr. Pandharpure.However, he also said that things could change this time around owing to new areas being added after the delimitation of 2008.Observers say that while the dice may be loaded in Ms. Tilak’s favour, the BJP campaign machinery will be heavily engaged in the Kothrud Assembly seat, where BJP State chief Chandrakant Patil faces a prestige battle.While the BJP had been winning the past elections owing to a divided opposition, observers point out that this time the saffron alliance faces a possible vote fragmentation due to the intense disaffection prevailing among the Shiv Sena in Pune.“Moreover, the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have come together in the battle for the Kasba segment. This is bound to favour Mr. Shinde,” opined Mr. Pandharpure.The city’s Sena leaders are disappointed by the fact that their bigger ally has not left even a single seat (out of the eight Assembly seats) for them in the city — the birthplace of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.Sena leader and former corporator Vishal Dhanawade, has already filed his nomination to contest as an Independent.“The Sena’s membership has increased drastically since 2009. The BJP’s decision of not letting us contest on even a single seat is unjust. I am confident of support from my followers,” said Mr. Dhanawade.last_img read more

10 months agoEverton fullback Digne delighted with Burnley reaction

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Everton fullback Digne delighted with Burnley reactionby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton fullback Lucas Digne says the club were grateful to respond quickly after a heavy defeat to Tottenham Hotspur before Christmas. The Toffees responded to the 6-2 defeat on Sunday by demolishing Burnley.Marco Silva’s men embarrassed the Clarets 5-1 at Turf Moor and Digne, who scored twice in the match, was delighted with the character shown by his teammates.”We needed to react and we reacted very well,” said Digne. “Sunday was a bad day and we needed to prove we could react very fast. We had the opportunity today and it was fantastic. “We needed to start very well. After 30 minutes, to be 3-0 up was great. But at 3-1 we can still let them back into the game but we reacted very well and got the fourth and fifth goals.”It was an important victory for the fans and the Club, too. “The last four years [at PSG, Barcelona and Roma] I’ve had five days or one week off [at this time of year] but I prefer to play in front of the fans and in front of my family. It’s perfect for Christmas.” last_img read more

9 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp blocks Origi sale

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp blocks Origi saleby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp has blocked Divock Origi’s departure from Liverpool. The Belgian striker is wanted by Wolves, West Ham and Fulham.However, following Dominic Solanke’s transfer to Bournemouth, Klopp is not keen on losing any more of his attacking options, according to the Liverpool Echo.Liverpool had been open to selling the 23-year-old, who they value at £20million.Origi has scored 23 goals in 81 appearances for the Merseyside club. last_img

Mens Hockey No 1 Ohio State knocks off UMass for first home

Ohio State then-junior forward Mason Jobst (26) attempts to evade a Badger defender in the first period of the game against Wisconsin on Feb. 23 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignNo. 1 Ohio State men’s hockey scored in the final minutes of the game against UMass to win their first home game of the season by a score of 3-1.Coming off a 6-3 Friday night loss to the Minutemen in their home opener, head coach Steve Rohlik said the Buckeyes were looking to respond to the loss and play like the No. 1 team in the nation to earn their first home win of the season.“I like our group and our room. We’ve got a great culture,” Rohlik said. “It was a good response. You don’t like losing, and certainly don’t want to lose two in a row, so it was a good response for our guys tonight.”The teams traded goals early, with a goal by UMass sophomore forward Mitchell Chaffee being followed up only 13 seconds later by Ohio State junior forward Tanner Laczynski’s first goal of the season. Laczynski’s goal was assisted by junior forward Ronnie Hein and sophomore defenseman Grant Gabriele, his first point of the season.After these goals, however, a scoring drought developed,  as neither team scored for the next 51 minutes of game time. Both teams had two power play opportunities during the game that were killed, and had multiple open shots that went off the post or wide of the net.Ohio State sophomore goalie Tommy Nappier allowed one goal and had 35 saves, tied for a career-high, and has only allowed one goal through two games this season.UMass freshman goaltender Filip Lindberg contributed to the Buckeyes woes on offense for most of the game, only allowing two goals and saving 36 shots for the Minutemen.The tie was finally broken with Lacyznski’s second goal of the game, assisted by redshirt junior defenseman Wyatt Ege with less than two minutes remaining in the game. “Last night we came out, we played hard first couple shifts, but then, you know, we were just flat the rest of the game it felt like,” junior forward Tanner Laczynski said. “It was good today, I thought we came out hard, put the pressure on them, and I thought we were consistent the whole night.”Ohio State outshot the Minutemen 39-36 on the night. Senior forward Mason Jobst added an additional goal in the empty UMass net with less than a minute left to make the final score 3-1.The Buckeyes will remain home for their series-opening game against Bowling Green next Friday at 7:00 p.m. and will travel to Bowling Green for their game Saturday at 7:07 p.m. read more

Mounts Bay nearby ahead of Hurricane Irma

first_img Mounts Bay arrives swiftly to TCI, redeployed to help in illegal Haitian migrant defence Turks and Caicos, September 7th, 2017 – Providenciales- The RFA Mounts Bay today told the BBC that they are feeling the effects of Hurricane Irma, and are about 200 miles away from us … the ship, a part of the Royal Naval Fleet is deployed to the Caribbean to assist, with humanitarian relief in the islands including the British overseas territories.By Deandrea Hamilton Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #MountsBaycenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

ACLU 911 children split at border since 2018 court order

first_img AP AP, ACLU: 911 children split at border since 2018 court order July 30, 2019 SAN DIEGO (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union says more than 900 children have been separated from their families at the border since a judge ordered last year that the practice be sharply curtailed.The group said in a court filing Tuesday in San Diego that 911 children had been separated from their families since the court order. They include 678 whose parents faced allegations of criminal conduct. Other reasons include alleged gang affiliation, unfitness or child safety concerns, “unverified familial relationship,” or parent illness.The ACLU says about one of every five children separated is under 5 years old.In June 2018, the judge ordered that the practice of splitting families at the border be halted except in limited circumstances, like a parent’s criminal history or concerns about a child’s safety. Posted: July 30, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more