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EU leaders agree on limited budget to support eurozone

first_imgFRANKFURT — Leaders of the European Union have agreed to press ahead with a common eurozone budget to help the currency union weather future crises. But the proposal appeared to fall short of more sweeping ideas pushed by French President Emmanuel Macron.The leaders said that finance ministers would work out the precise features of the budget and agree on them by June.Macron has pushed for a large eurozone budget that could support member states that run into economic trouble. That would help close a key vulnerability of euro monetary union, which has one currency but 19 different governments.The leaders said in a statement Friday that the eurozone fund would be part of the overall European Union budget, suggesting it is likely to be smaller than Macron’s proposal.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Norway sees boom in electric cars fueled by the government

first_imgOSLO — A silent revolution has transformed driving in Norway.Eerily quiet vehicles are ubiquitous on the fjord-side roads and mountain passes of this wealthy European nation of 5.3 million. Some 30 per cent of all new cars sport plug-in cables rather than gasoline tanks, compared with 2 per cent across Europe overall and 1-2 per cent in the U.S.As countries around the world — including China, the world’s biggest auto market — try to encourage more people to buy electric cars to fight climate change, Norway’s success has one key driver: the government. It offered big subsidies and perks that it is now due to phase out, but only so long as electric cars remain attractive to buy compared with traditional ones.“It should always be cheaper to have a zero emissions car than a regular car,” says Climate and Environment Minister Ola Elvestuen, who helped push through a commitment to have only sell zero-emissions cars sold in Norway by 2025. The plan supports Norway’s CO2 reduction targets under the 2015 Paris climate accord, which nations last agreed rigorous rules for to ensure emissions goals are met.To help sales, the Norwegian government waived hefty vehicle import duties and registration and sales taxes for buyers of electric cars. Owners don’t have to pay road tolls, and get free use of ferries and bus lanes in congested city centres.These perks are being phased out in 2021, though any road tolls and fees would be limited to half of what gasoline car owners must pay. Gradually, subsidies for electric cars will be replaced by higher taxes on traditional cars.Registration tax on new cars is paid on a sliding scale with a premium for the amount of emissions produced. Elvestuen pledges that the incentives for electric vehicles will be adjusted in such a way that it does not scupper the 2025 target.“What is important is that our aim is not just to give incentives,” he says. “It is that we are taxing emissions from regular cars.”Using taxes to encourage consumers to shift to cleaner energy can be tricky for a government — protests erupted in France this autumn over a fuel tax that hurt the livelihood of poorer families, especially in rural areas where driving is often the only means of transportation.In this sense, Norway is an outlier. The country is very wealthy after exporting for decades the kind of fossil fuels the world is trying to wean itself off of. Incomes are higher than the rest of Europe, as are prices.Some 36 per cent of all new cars sold are SUVs, which provide safety in the country’s tough winters. Tesla’s SUV, the Model X – the motor of choice for well-to-do environmentally-minded Norwegians – costs around 900,000 Norwegian kronor ($106,000).“Buying a Tesla model X is not much more expensive than buying a standard premium Volvo because gasoline cars are taxed heavily. That is also the reason Teslas sell well,” says Christina Bu, General Secretary of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association.The premium gas-powered Volvo XC90 SUV, for example, starts at 919,000 kroner ($107,100) in Norway compared with $47,700 in the U.S.To date, with its longer battery life, Tesla has dominated the upmarket family car space for electric vehicles, but more premium marques are entering the market, like the Audi Quattro e-tron. Demand is still outstripping supply, with Norwegians having to wait up to a year to get their hands on the steering wheels of their new electric vehicles.Norway has pledged to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 per cent by 2030, compared with 1990 levels. The country has work to do: by 2017, emissions were up 3 per cent compared to the 1990 baseline. Cutting emissions from road transport will allow Norway to reduce the amount it has to spend buying up emissions certificates from other European countries to meet its target. The savings are likely to run into billions, potentially balancing out the cost of subsidizing electric cars.Norway is looking to China for help in developing the market.China has invested heavily in electric vehicles as it looks to meet its own Paris climate accord commitments, to clean up its choking cities and to get in early in a growing area of manufacturing. In October, 6 per cent of new cars were electric, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, up almost 50 per cent from a year earlier. The market has huge growth potential, experts say, and like Norway, the market boom has relied on government incentives.The hope in Norway is that the sheer size of China’s market will encourage the industry to develop the technology more quickly — improving battery life, for example — and force down prices.Experts say the electric vehicle market needs to develop more for sales to keep growing.Battery life on smaller vehicles is slim and the resale market is untested. Fast battery charging points are slow compared with gasoline pumps, and on Norway’s often empty mountain roads, these points are uneconomical despite government subsidies for the private companies that set them up.Even in city centres, construction of such points has not kept pace with sales. At one station in Oslo, a Tesla driver cracks open his laptop while his car charges. Another, Ida Vihovde, drums her fingers as she waits for a charging station to free up.“If the government put up more of these it would be OK,” she says beside her electric VW Golf. “Right now there are no more chargers so I have to sit and wait.”___Frank Jordans in Berlin contributed to this report.Mark Lewis, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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El Othmani Discusses Migration with Flemish Speaker of Parliament

Rabat – Head of government Saad Eddine El Othmani received the speaker of the Flemish Parliament, Jan Peumans, in Rabat on Thursday.The officials’ meeting focused on boosting bilateral ties between Morocco and Belgium and finding solutions to migration problems, according to a statement by El Othmani’s department.The two officials highlighted the long-standing friendly relations between Morocco and Belgium, but stressed the need to boost cooperation in the various fields of socio-economic development. El Othmani outlined Morocco’s policy to strengthen the competitiveness of the national economy, improve the business climate and increase the share of industry in GDP. He also highlighted efforts to promote education and training, develop health services, and create jobs.The officials also discussed the prospects for consolidating tripartite cooperation for the benefit of African countries. Under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, Morocco is pursuing an African policy to consolidate social and economic development on the continent and guarantee conditions of stability in the region.Jan Peumans pointed out the importance of Morocco as a transit country for migrants and said it should receive strong support from Europe.Morocco deserves more solidarity from all the European continental countries to handle the problems related to migration, Peumans told the press after his talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita. read more

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New Mexico blind man gets auto mechanics degree fixes car by listening

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A blind New Mexico man who recently earned an auto mechanics degree is looking for a job.Clifford Alderson, 48, a graduate from a joint New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Community College program, earned his degree by listening and learning to feel his way around the vehicle, KOAT-TV reported.Born with retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic disease that led to his blindness, Alderson got his on-the-job training at a small auto shop in Alamogordo and plans on making a career out of his talents.His mother has the disease, as does his 15-year-old daughter, Lydia.“When I graduated it didn’t feel like I graduated. I felt like I was in a dream,” said Alderson, who walks with a collapsible cane.Damian Orchard, of All Makes Automotive, says, for the most part, he could just tell Alderson what needed to be done on a car and Alderson takes care of the rest.“A good majority of (the repairs) I could turn Cliff loose, once I told him what we needed to do,” Orchard said.Orchard told the Albuquerque Journal that the repairs Alderson can tackle include brake jobs, shocks, water and power steering pumps, alternators, and changing hoses.Joe Retana, a professor at the auto mechanics program, said Alderson is an enthusiastic person who never let any disability get in the way.“He’s very exciting and he’s a go-getter,” Retana said. “Nothing seems to stop him.”Alderson said he hopes he has inspired his daughter by graduating.Alderson has not landed a full-time job but says he’s optimistic. by The Associated Press Posted Jun 17, 2014 11:48 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New Mexico blind man gets auto mechanics degree; fixes car by listening, feeling his way read more

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Lobster prices high as catch drops and China imports climb

by Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press Posted Jan 7, 2017 8:03 am MDT Last Updated Jan 7, 2017 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Lobster prices high as catch drops and China imports climb FILE – In this June 20, 2014, file photo, lobsters are processed at the Sea Hag Seafood plant in St. George, Maine. Lobster lovers are shelling out even more in January 2017 for the cherished crustaceans because of a lack of catch off of New England and Canada and heavy exports to China. It has become increasingly popular to celebrate the Chinese New Year holiday with lobster, which falls on Jan. 28 this yeare. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) PORTLAND, Maine – Lobster lovers are used to adjusting to high prices, but this winter, they’re shelling out even more for the cherished crustaceans because of a lack of catch off of New England and Canada and heavy exports to China.Winter is typically a slow season for U.S. lobster fishermen and an active one off Atlantic Canada. But catch is slow in both countries this year, in part because of bad weather, industry sources said.And the winter months are also an important time for exports to lobster-crazy China, which celebrates its New Year holiday Jan. 28. It’s increasingly popular to celebrate the Chinese New Year with American lobster. That’s causing demand at a time when supply is low.American consumers who were paying $9 to $11 per pound for a live lobster in September — already higher than the previous year — are now sometimes paying upward of $13 per pound. There are enough lobsters to go around, but China’s demand is likely to only grow, said Bill Bruns, operations manager at The Lobster Company of Arundel, Maine.“They are building infrastructure to meet more demand,” Bruns said, who added that China’s middle class “hasn’t stopped growing, and they keep eating.”American lobster exports to China have topped 12 million pounds and $85 million in value for three years in a row. The country imported a fraction of that amount as recently as 2010, when it imported less than a million pounds of the crustaceans.Meanwhile, prices charged by wholesalers in the U.S. are rising, too. The wholesale price of a 1 1/4-pound live hard shell lobster rose about a dollar in the New England market from December to January, when it was $7.75 per pound, according to Urner Barry commodities publishing service.The loss of fishing days due to bad weather off Canada has caused a supply issue at a busy time of the year, said market analyst John Sackton, who publishes a website called SeafoodNews.com.“It’s become very difficult to get supply and you still have people scrambling to ship lobsters to China for Chinese New Year,” he said.The winter pinch is happening at a time when the U.S. lobster catch, based mostly in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, is booming. U.S. fishermen have caught more than 100 million pounds of lobster for seven years in a row after having never accomplished that feat previously, federal records say. Lobsters were worth a record of more than $600 million at the docks in 2015, records show.The slow winter fishing season isn’t cause for concern in the grand scheme of things, said David Cousens, a South Thomaston lobstermen who is president of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association.“Guys offshore are reporting not very much. But I imagine they’ve probably got enough between Canada and here to fill that market,” he said. read more

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Slavery suspects linked to 13 properties across London

first_imgTHE CASE OF the suspected domestic servitude of three women in London continues to shock the public as police try to unravel a complicated set of circumstances.According to reports in local media, the two suspects have been linked to 13 properties across the city and the apartment the three women were rescued from is said to be just one piece in the puzzle.Meanwhile, it has emerged that the youngest of the victims – a British woman, aged 30, who has spent her whole life in forced labour – was infatuated with a neighbour and sent him numerous letters revealing her situation and professing her love.Although police confirmed that she has a birth certificate, there is no other official documentation available about the woman. Detectives also say she lived with the suspects all her life.They believe the other two victims met the male suspect – a 67-year-old Indian – through a shared political ideology before living together in a “collective”.“The people involved, the nature of that collective and how it operated is all subject to our investigation and we are slowly and painstakingly piecing together more information,” said Commander Steve Rodhouse.“Somehow that collective came to an end and how the women ended up continuing to live with the suspects. How this resulted in the women living in this way for over 30 years is what are seeking to establish, but we believe emotional and physical abuse has been a feature of all the victims’ lives.”Freedom Charity, which was involved in the rescue of the three women on 25 October, have seen a huge increase in demand for their helpline in recent days.Speaking about the specific case, founder Aneeta Prem said:“These women have had traumatic and disturbing experiences, which they have revealed to us.  What needs to happen now is that the three victims, who have begun a long process of recovery, are able to go through their rehabilitation undisturbed, without being identified.”Scotland Yard officers continued door-to-door enquiries yesterday, asking neighbours to recall details about the five residents.The two suspects have been bailed.Earlier: Neighbours saw slavery case women walking near flats ‘every day’Read: Concerns over Irish procedures for handling domestic slavery casesMet Police: Slavery suspects originally from India and Tanzanialast_img read more

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Hope Hicks declines to answer some questions in Russia probe

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s longtime aide Hope Hicks is declining to answer questions about her time in the White House in a closed-door interview with the House intelligence committee.The panel is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and any contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russia. As one of Trump’s closest aides, Hicks is a key eyewitness to his actions over the past several years. She was his spokeswoman during the 2016 presidential campaign and is now White House communications director.As the interview went into the afternoon, several members of the committee said during breaks that Hicks was declining to answer any questions from her time in the White House and the transition period between the election and the inauguration. That’s similar to others who have worked at the White House when interviewed by the committee, including former adviser Steve Bannon.“There are some questions that she’s not going to answer,” said Republican Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah.Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois, another member of the panel, said Hicks and her lawyer were “following the orders of the White House not to answer certain questions.”Another person familiar with Hicks’ testimony said her lawyer is responding to questions about that time period by saying the White House has advised her not to answer and by saying she will take some questions “under advisement.” The person declined to be identified because the committee meetings are behind closed doors.last_img read more

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Transportation projects may stall after 2013

first_imgThe state Department of Transportation expects another busy construction season in Southwest Washington this year, to the tune of a $182 million construction budget in 2012.But as transportation planners gear up for a big slate of projects in 2012 — even 2013, based on continuing work already underway — the future is less certain, said WSDOT regional administrator Don Wagner. A large spike in public funding is about to dry up if nothing emerges in its place, he said, both statewide and locally.Much of the recent boom of transportation projects in Washington was boosted by a pair of state gas tax packages, approved in 2003 and 2005. Those dollars will help pay for 19 projects in Clark County alone.But transportation officials intentionally front-loaded the work schedule funded by those packages, Wagner said, with borrowing costs to be paid off long-term by gas tax collections. Construction activity is now reaching a peak, and could soon come back down, he said.“We’ll be done with that work in 2014,” Wagner said. “We’re going to pay for that work for the next 30 years … It was not a pay-as-you-go system.”last_img read more

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Dhaka awaits Pope arrival

first_imgPope FrancisPope Francis, the spiritual leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, arrives here on Thursday afternoon on a three-day state visit, aiming to promote peace and reconciliation, reports news agency UNB.A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying Pope will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 3:00pm from Yangon, Myanmar.President Abdul Hamid will receive the Pope. Then he will be given a 21-gun salute and highest state honour.Pope Francis will visit National Martyrs’ Memorial in Savar from 4:00pm to 4:20pm where he will lay wreaths and sign visitors’ book and plant a sapling.He will pay a visit to Bangabandhu Memorial Museum where he will lay wreath and sign visitors’ book between 5:00pm and 5:10pm.From 5:30pm to 6:00pm, he will meet the president at Credentials Hall of Bangabhaban that includes a tête-à-tête, introducing family members of the President and exchange of gifts.From 6:00pm to 6:25am, Pope Francis will meet ministers, other dignitaries and the Diplomatic Corps.Later, the President and the Pope will address them at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban.From 6:25pm to 18:30pm, he will sign visitors’ book at the Credentials Hall of Bangabhaban.Then he will leave for the Embassy of the Holy See here in the city’s Baridhara area around 7:00 pm where he will stay during the visit.Pope Francis will meet prime minister Sheikh Hasina at 3:20pm on Friday and will visit the Cathedral at 4:00pm.He will hold a meeting with the Bishops of Bangladesh in the Home for retired priests.On Friday, he would join a prayer service at Suhrawardy Udyan.On Saturday, the Pope will have a private visit to Tejgaon Mother Theresa House and meet priests, religious and consecrated men and women in the Holy Rosary Church.He will also visit to the Parish Cemetery and to the ancient Holy Rosary Church and meet the youth in Notre Dame College.Pope Francis will leave for Rome at 5:05pm on Saturday after an official farewell at Dhaka airport.A planned meeting with a small group of Rohingyas is expected to be a high point during the Pope’s Dhaka visit.However, there is no mention of such meeting in the draft programme schedule of the Pope.On Tuesday in Myanmar, Pope Francis insisted on Myanmar’s future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who have been subject to decades of discrimination and a recent military crackdown described by the UN as a textbook campaign of “ethnic cleansing.”Francis did not mention the crackdown or even utter the contested word “Rohingya” in his speech to Myanmar’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and other authorities and diplomats in the capital.But he lamented how Myanmar’s people have suffered “and continue to suffer from civil conflict and hostilities,” and insisted that everyone who calls Myanmar home deserves to have their basic human rights and dignity guaranteed.A papal visit is always historic for any nation, and this one at the invitation of prime minister Sheikh Hasina and Catholic Archbishop of Dhaka Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, was officially announced in Dhaka and the Vatican simultaneously with the same sense of occasion on 28 August.“As I prepare to visit Bangladesh, I wish to send a message of greeting and friendship to entire population. I look forward to the moment in which we shall be together,” he said in a message before leaving Rome for Myanmar.Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario on Monday briefed the media about the preparation of Pope’s visit to Ramna Cathedral and said the theme of the visit is “peace and harmony”.The organisers in Dhaka took preparations to bring a small group of Rohingyas to Dhaka with approval of the government.“My visit is to confirm the Catholic community in Bangladesh in its faith and witness to the Gospel that recognises the dignity of every man and woman and calls us to open our hearts to others, especially to the poor and needy,” Pope said in his message.“We live in times in which believers and men of goodwill in all places are called to promote reciprocal understanding and respect, and to sustain each other as members of one human family,” the message reads.He said he knows there are many people in Bangladesh who are working hard to prepare for his visit and he thanked them.“I ask each of you for prayers so that my days with you may be a source of hope and encouragement for all. Upon you and your families I invoke the divine blessings of joy and peace! See you before long!,” the message reads.last_img read more

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Houston Must Attract More Venture Capital Or Be Left Behind In Americas

first_imgHouston risks being shut out of America’s future innovation economy if it can’t attract more growth venture capital.That’s the warning coming out of a report by Rice University’s Baker Institute.It says that venture capital in Houston went down by at least 13 percent from 2006 to 2016, while it went up nationwide.Ed Egan, director of the school’s McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, co-authored the analysis.He joins us for the Bauer Business Focus.Click on the play button above to listen to the interview. Florian MartinEd Egan directs the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Rice University 00:00 /03:35 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img Listen Sharelast_img

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Chef Barbers quest for flavor may prickle purists

first_img“That’s why I think a chef’s role is so important, because the tongue doesn’t lie.”But can his marriage of heirloom and modern genes be reproduced en masse? Why not, he says. He envisions, for example, the possibility of producing butternut squash, America’s most popular squash, with twice the vitamin C, twice the folic acid and with more fruit on the vine.“That’s a very decent way to look at the future of agriculture,” he said.“When we pursue great flavor, we pursue a lot of these other very important issues.”___Follow Elaine Ganley on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/Elaine-Ganley Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Comments   Share   (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Introducing his guest chef, Ducasse, one of France’s foremost celebrity chefs with restaurants around the globe, called Barber “the future American star.”Ducasse met Barber by chance in Monaco in 1993 after the young American apprentice dined _ alone _ at the famed chef’s Le Louis XV restaurant, a meal that “changed my life,” Barber said. It was a fairytale encounter as told by Barber in the introduction to Ducasse’s book, “J’aime New York.”Barber went on to open two restaurants, Blue Hill in Manhattan and a second location 25 miles upstate in Pocantico, N.Y., also the location of his Stone Barns, a working farm that serves as Barber’s laboratory and provides food to both restaurants.Over the years, the Ducasse kept his eye on Barber and dined at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in 2009. It was clear to Ducasse that they share a culinary philosophy _ creating dishes that exude the authentic tastes of the land, uncompromised by technique.It was a commonality on display Tuesday, when Barber was the featured chef at Ducasse’s “Essential Encounters” program at the Hotel Plaza Athenee restaurant that bears his name. The lunch _ for which Barber flew ingredients in from Stone Barns _ was a culinary adventure, course by course. Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy “I think all chefs who pursue great flavor have good ethics,” Barber said in an interview Tuesday after serving up one of his trademark meals at the behest of French chef Alain Ducasse. “When you pursue great flavor, you also pursue great ecology.”Barber is a leading figure in the so-called farm-to-table movement, a culinary approach that places great value on where and how food is produced and prepared. But he holds some views likely to discomfort some foodie purists. He’s not opposed to foie gras _ banned in California in July on grounds that the forced feeding of ducks or geese to produce the fatty liver is cruel. He dismisses what he says is an obsession with hard-to-grow heirloom vegetables. And _ vegetarians take note _ he thinks eating meat is “really justifiable” because growing only vegetables drastically depletes the soil of nutrients.“It’s a fallen world. We eat and sacrifice in the process,” said Barber, who says eating responsibly includes eating meat and describes himself as a “limited carnivore.”Barber’s mission lies elsewhere, and he’s passionate about it: marrying the old and the new and shaking up the food chain as we know it to produce more nutritious food with enhanced flavor that reflects the land where it was grown. That means a new role for breeders of crops and livestock _ and a stronger voice for chefs. Tasty treats from bite-sized tomato burgers to pork liver wrapped in lacy chocolate or a “fence” of tiny, tender vegetables opened the appetite. A wheat brioche married with ricotta cheese and spinach marmalade was a standout. It was followed by the piece de resistance, a Crossabaw pig from the Stone Barns farm _ roasted on pig charcoal made from the bones of slaughtered animals _ accompanied by a new variety of squash created by Barber’s team.If an elegant presentation is very much part of the experience, not all of Barber’s dishes have elegant names. The brioche _ made from wheats that are the “parents” of what will become Barber wheat _ is labeled “Aragon X LP3.” Then there is the 502 butternut squash.The lanky 43-year-old chef _ named the nation’s top chef in 2009 by the James Beard Foundation and selected by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition _ is pioneering a new path to flavor by embracing the future while respecting the past. The awkward names of some offerings speak to this work in progress. The squash he served doesn’t yet have a formal name, nor has it settled into a fixed taste. Associated PressPARIS (AP) – He fires up the succulent pork over gnarled, carbonated pig bones, grows sweet greens in a soil mixed with pumice left over by the hazelnut oil industry and he’s creating a new kind of wheat, named after himself _ Barber.It’s all about flavor, and being kind to the planet with sustainable agriculture. But Dan Barber, the prize-winning American chef, insists he’s not an ecologist who likes to cook. Barber insists his culinary quest is not about genetic engineering, “just modern breeding” married with the best genes of the past.“In America anyway, one of the more exciting social movements is related to food and sustainability. But my feeling is that we’ve talked too much about looking back for flavor… We look back to the way our grandfather or grandmother cooked for us,” Barber said.“But in fact I think the way to move forward is to not look back. It’s to take some of the wisdom and genetic health of the best and marry it with today’s thinking, today’s technology, today’s modernity.”Key to his method is reconnecting the chef and the farmer and the breeder. “We’ve disconnected the three camps,” he said, and breeders “have been ignored in the conversation.”“Right now, breeders are being told only one thing. … We want a tomato that can travel 3,000 miles and store in a refrigerator for 3 weeks.” Instead, “We can breed for flavor, good nutrition and good yield for the farmer.”Above all, chefs need to make their voices part of the equation.Chefs “can curate flavors for the future, help decide which direction we’re going. I think we have to,” he said. “Otherwise, who’s going to choose what we’re eating? … General Mills and frozen food companies and companies that say `farm fresh’ when they don’t mean that? 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Brazil demonstrators decry state of Rios Olympic waters

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Four benefits of having a wireless security system Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Activists on Saturday staged a demonstration on a sewage- and trash-filled strewn Rio de Janeiro beach to protest authorities’ failure to make good on promises to clean up the Olympic city’s filthy waters ahead of the 2016 games.Protesters gathered on Rio’s Botafogo Beach, in the Guanabara Bay near where Olympic sailing events are to be held, and unfurled a banner reading “One billion dollars and it’s still disgusting.” A kayaker plied the brackish waters with a toilet atop his craft as the stench of sewage blew in on a gentle breeze. With poor sanitation and garbage collection systems, much of the sewage and trash in this city of 12 million is swept into rivers that flow onto the city’s famous beaches, lakes and lagoons, as well as Guanabara Bay. An initial effort to clean up the bay, dating back more than 20 years, failed to make much of a dent in the problem, and as part of the city’s Olympic bid officials promised that a cleanup would be one of the games’ most enduring legacies.More than five years have passed since Rio was awarded the games, but the situation remains largely the same. And with just over one year left before the showcase sporting event, authorities have acknowledged their Olympic cleanup pledges won’t be met, prompting Olympic sailors and others to voice worries about possible health risks to athletes who come in contact with the waters.Rosemary Vega, a microbiologist who joined Saturday’s protests, said such fears were warranted. She pointed to a recent study showing the presence of drug-resistant “super bacteria” in the waters of Botafogo and the neighboring Flamengo beaches.“What people don’t know is that these kinds of infections can kill you,” she said. “It’s a disgrace.”last_img read more

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Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute ri

first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nelson ruled in favor of the player’s union Monday, effectively ending the lockout that restricted players from conducting any NFL business or workouts. The owners filed an appeal shortly afterward, claiming the judge exceeded her jurisdiction. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack said NFL owners may have a tough time appealing the Monday ruling to end the lockout because the eighth circuit of appeals would have to decide Judge Susan Nelson’s ruling was completely wrong. “This is one that’s really hard to predict,” Cossack said.“It depends on what panel you get, it depends on if you get somebody who is business friendly, obviously the owners are in a much better position. But remember, the eighth circuit, whether they are business friendly or business unfriendly, they are going to have to make a decision that Judge Nelson’s ruling was totally wrong and that’s usually just a hard thing to do.” Comments   Share   center_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories last_img read more

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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals signed running back Abou Toure to their practice squad Wednesday.The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Toure entered the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Tennessee-Martin. He was released on Aug. 31 after spending preseason with the team.In college, Toure ran for 1,647 yards and 10 touchdowns in two seasons (2013-14). His senior year was his best campaign, as he rushed for 1,138 yards and eight touchdowns. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Kentucky defenders Ryan Flannigan (33) and Jason Hatcher (6) stop Tennessee-Martin running back Abou Toure (24) for a loss in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Garry Jones) Toure began his college career at Dean Junior College in 2011 and played at Utah State in 2012 before transferring to Tennessee Martin.The Cardinals likely brought Toure on board because their running back depth has taken a hit in recent days. Starter Chris Johnson was placed on Injured Reserve/Designated to Return due to a fractured tibia while Andre Ellington is battling turf toe. The team elevated Kerwynn Williams from the practice squad to the active roster, making him, David Johnson and Stepfan Taylor the only running backs on the team.last_img read more

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Russian, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development will come out tops. focus always forward on shaping what comes next. Other lawmakers included: Hon. who loved this city. The government did not deny the Opposition’s allegations and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the "fight against corruption will not stop no matter how much they shout". “The Visel paper is a beautiful study; a tour de force that takes functional genomics using CRISPR-Cas9 to a new level, The author is the grandson of VP Singh After a former student armed with an AR-15 assault rifle allegedly murdered 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

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