LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisement When the Hungarian Quartet disbanded in 1972, the Banff Centre offered Székely and his wife the chance to live at the centre for the rest of their lives. Until his death in 2001 at the age of 97, Székely taught countless musicians, but he was no easy touch.In 1992, it was a compliment—perhaps the first they’d ever received from Székely—that gave Shiffman and his colleagues in the St. Lawrence String Quartet the first intimation that they would go on to win the competition. “He kind of hobbled over to us backstage after the final round,” Shiffman says. “I remember it quite vividly because he was dabbing his nose—it was bleeding, as it often did because of the high altitude—and said, ‘very good job.’” Barry Shiffman remembers it well. “You went to Lloyd Hall and you knocked quietly on Zoltán’s door. He opened it and welcomed you into his world—he had his Stradivarius and his old LP player—and he would coach you on music.”Shiffman is the executive director of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, but some 25 years ago he was a young musician studying at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (as it is now known). His memories remain vivid in large part because “Zoltán” was Zoltán Székely, a “Yoda-like figure—he even looked like Yoda” who had been first violinist of the Hungarian Quartet, as well as Béla Bartók’s friend and recital partner. “If you played Bartók quartets, it was like Bartók was living at the Banff Centre,” Shiffman says.Shiffman cites Székely and Tom and Isobel Rolston as proof that chamber music has long been a part of the Banff Centre, a fact that made it only natural that the place would play host to a major string-quartet competition. He calls Tom Rolston “the father of music in this country” (he prefaces the comment with an apology to Shauna Rolston, the famed cellist who counts Tom as her actual father). Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter
YouTube was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees who needed a way to share a video with each other. The site’s official launch was in November 2005 and in less than a year, about 65,000 videos were being uploaded on a daily basis.Google acquired YouTube in October 2006 for $1.65 billion.Today, YouTube is the second-most visited website in the world with billions of monthly visitors and more than 1.9 billion logged-in users. With the exception of China and North Korea, the website is available around the world in 80 different languages. (Courtesy BNO News) It was not immediately known what caused the problem or how long it will take to resolve. All regions of the world appear to be affected, with reports coming in from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. YouTube, the second-most visited website in the world, went down on Tuesday evening, users said, and the issue appears to be affecting people around the world. Only few details were immediately available.The outage began at 9:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday. People who use the desktop version are able to see the website’s template, but no content is shown, and video pages display the following message: “An error occurred. Please try again later.” “Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues,” YouTube said in a statement. “We’re working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.”Other websites were overwhelmed with traffic as people tried to find more information about the outage. BNO News and websites that detect outages went offline, and #YouTubeDOWN was trending on Twitter. Users of the app are also unable to use the service. read more
Update: A fire investigator has determined that the fire caused $ 1.1 million in damage.A barn fire on a farm near Grand Bend has killed 2 000 pigs. This is the third barn fire in the past three weeks where animals have been killed.The Ontario Fire Marshall’s office has been called in, but have not said if they will launch a full investigation.Sean Leathong was at the scene in Park Hill Ontario.
WestJet Airlines said it is severing ties with airfare finder app Hopper due to confusion over the developer’s announcement the airline would offer “secret fares” on its app.Montreal-based Hopper announced Wednesday that WestJet and Air Canada were among its first global partners to unload some of their seats via “secret fares” at discounts of up to 35 per cent.But both airlines have disputed the claim that they would offer secret fares with Hopper and said they were offering the same discounts available to their travel agencies partners.“Due to the confusion this has created in the marketplace, WestJet is severing ties with Hopper,” company spokeswoman Lauren Stewart said late Thursday.WestJet said Hopper will still be able to sell the company’s published fares, comparable to those available on its website, but that it will no longer provide the private, discounted fares it offers to travel agents and other partners.Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick said Thursday the airline doesn’t offer fares with Hopper that are not provided to its other partners.“From time-to-time we offer tactical fares on select markets to travel partners in the normal course of business and to remain competitive,” he said, adding that such fares offered by Hopper were not available in Canada.The company did not say whether it would end its partnership with the app developer along with its rival.In its release Wednesday, Hopper said other “secret fare” airline partners include LATAM, Turkish, Copa and Air China, adding they will be joined by other carriers in the coming weeks.But the company clarified Thursday night that its “secret fares” were a “Hopper-specific marketing strategy and not a unique class of airfare.”“Airlines offer distinct fares to specific types of agencies, in our case online travel agencies, and they are marketed under a range of different brand names,” Hopper spokeswoman Brianna Schneider said in an email. “We are currently contacting relevant parties to clear up any confusion.” read more
Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the five Presidents discussed many issues of common concern, including the security of UN staff in conflict areas, revitalizing the work of the principal organs, and general reform of the UN, according to a statement released today by a spokesperson for Mr. Annan.The meeting also discussed issues relating to Iraq, the Middle East, the Millennium Development Goals, and economic development and trade. Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette briefed the meeting on progress in reform of the UN Secretariat and in tackling HIV/AIDS.The principal organs are the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice and the Secretariat. Mr. Annan initiated these meetings in 1998. read more
Britain’s only lung cancer charity, the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, said they shared the same concerns as Dr Murthy.Paula Chadwick, Chief Executive of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, said: “We understand that some people chose to use them as a bridge on the way to quitting smoking entirely, and that makes sense. But, in truth, the only safe substance to inhale into your lungs is pure, clean air.”So we welcome the contribution made by the Surgeon General to the world-wide debate about the use of e-cigarettes”.However PHE defended its stance, saying regulations were tougher in the UK to prevent youngsters using e-cigarettes.Professor Kevin Fenton, national director of health and wellbeing at Public Health England said:“We recognise the concern about youth uptake of e-cigarettes in the US where establishing regulations, especially on marketing has been difficult. The position in the UK is very different. We have comprehensive regulations in place including a ban on selling e-cigarettes to under-18s and tough restrictions on advertising, as well as minimum standards for safety, maximum nicotine levels and health warnings on packs.“Our review of the evidence found e-cigarette use carries a fraction of the risk of smoking, a conclusion reiterated by the Royal College of Physicians earlier this year. No new evidence has been published to contradict this, however we are closely monitoring any emerging evidence .”Some 59 per cent vapers also smoke regular cigarettes alongside, while 53 per cent said they used vaping as an aid to quitting regular smoking. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. But Dr Murthy warned that nicotine exposure is harmful to the developing brain and said that teachers, parents and health officials should discourage under 25s from taking up the habit.“Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which can cause addiction and can harm the developing adolescent brain,” said Dr Murthy.“Compared with older adults, the brain of youth and young adults is more vulnerable to the negative consequences of nicotine exposure.“The effects include addiction, priming for use of other addictive substances, reduced impulse control, deficits in attention and cognition, and mood disorders.“Although e-cigarettes generally emit fewer toxicants than combustible tobacco products, we know that aerosol from e-cigarettes is not harmless.“Health care providers, parents, teachers, and other caregivers should advise youth about the dangers of nicotine and discourage tobacco use in any form, including e-cigarettes.” Dr Murthy said the negative health effects and potentially harmful doses of heated chemicals in e-cigarette liquids are not completely understood.But he warned they could become a gateway to smoking normal cigarettes, saying vaping “is strongly associated with the use of other tobacco products among youth and young adults, particularly the use of combustible tobacco products”.His strongly-worded report said that serious action was needed to keep the products out of the hands of the nation’s young people.The report is at odds with a PHE study last year which encouraged smokers to switch to e-cigarettes, claiming they are 95 per cent less harmful.However the PHE report came in for much criticism from some scientists writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and The Lancet.They said it was based on poor quality evidence and pointed to links between some experts involved in the study, the tobacco industry and firms that manufacture e-cigarettes. Vapers in a cafeCredit:Jane Mingay On truth, the only safe substance to inhale into your lungs is pure, clean airPaula Chadwick Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation E-cigarettes are leaving young people at risk of nicotine addiction, brain development problems and mood disorders, the US surgeon general has warned in a wide-ranging report published today.America’s most senior doctor Vivek Murthy said e-cigarette use among young people and young adults is ‘not safe’ and ‘now a major public health concern’The stark warning is at odds with advice from Public Health England (PHE) which has claimed e-cigarettes should be used as a quitting aid. PHE has said that vaping is far safer than smoking and advised smokers to switch read more
PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday announced legislation that would maintain Oregon’s water and air quality rules at the same level or higher than they were the day before President Donald Trump took office.Oregon Public Broadcasting reported that one of the goals of the legislation is to protect public health welfare from the adverse effects of pollution and climate change.‘Aggressive attack’With the new legislation, called the Oregon Environmental Protection Act, Brown said she is looking to inspire a national movement of states to oppose what she called the “unprecedented and aggressive attack” on clean air and water.The Trump administration has undertaken several actions to overturn or delay environmental laws from taking effect, ranging from carbon-emissions goals in the Obama-era Clean Power Plan designed to help the United States meet international climate goals to protections for wildlife — and from regulations of pesticides, ozone and mercury to expanding fossil fuel development on public lands.Brown’s proposed legislation focuses on the federal Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act.Both are regulated and enforced at the state level by Oregon agencies such as the Department of Environmental Quality, the Oregon Health Authority and the Water Resources Department. read more
Southampton new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl takes the number of nationalities coached in the English Premier League to 2525 different nationalities have managed in the English Premier League.And this week, Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhuttl became the first Austrian to be at the helm of an EPL team.“It means a lot of pressure on me,” he told the media according to the EPL official website.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“Because if I do it badly, the gap is closed for everyone else!”Currently, there are five Austrian players in the EPL: Marko Arnautovic, Ashley Barnes, Christian Fuchs, Sebastian Prodl and Markus Suttner.In total, 16 Austrians have played in the English competition. read more
Updated: 11:12 PM KUSI Newsroom, Armed Services YMCA 13th Annual Father Daughter Dance for local military families KUSI Newsroom February 8, 2019 Posted: February 8, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Armed Services YMCA will host its 13th annual Father Daughter Dance today for local military families. The Armed Services YMCA expects more than 200 military fathers and daughters to attend the event.According the YMCA, the event is an effort to aid military family bonding, which can be difficult for families dealing with deployment, relocation, injuries or retirement.The dance, themed “Once Upon a Dream,” is expected to include live entertainment, dancing, keepsake photo opportunities and a candy bar.“The Armed Services YMCA’s Father & Daughter Dance is a wonderful opportunity for military fathers, many of which have been on several deployments, to create a special memory with their daughters,” said Armed Services YMCA Executive Director Tim Ney.The dance is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Town and Country Resort at 500 Hotel Circle N. Residents can find more information about the San Diego Armed Services YMCA at asysd.org. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter read more
Listen Laura IsenseeProject Grad’s president, Ann Stiles, accepted a $1 million donation from AT&T to expand to new areas. She’s with local leaders and college student David Ruiz.The Texas graduation rate stands at 88 percent, according to federal data.But that still means that thousands of students are dropping out.To fix that, a nonprofit in Houston received a million dollar boost from AT&T. Project Grad will start working in three new areas of Greater Houston: the Aldine Independent School District, a charter school in Southwest Houston and the Raul Yzaguirre School for Success in the Eastside.Ann Stiles, president of Project Grad, said that they’ll expand what those campuses are already doing for at-risk students.“I think it’s going to make a tremendous difference in knowing that they have dedicated and resources in terms of human beings who are there specifically focused on them, and helping them navigate whatever hurdles they need to navigate,” Stiles said.She said that they want students to finish high school and continue their education afterwards, whether that’s a four-year university, community college or workforce training.That’s what David Ruiz is doing. He got a sense of college through Project Grad. Now he has a 3.86 GPA at Houston Community College.“My most important message would be to always be open minded towards other opportunities,” Ruiz advised other students. Ruiz said that he wants to transfer to a four-year university and become a chemical engineer.Stiles said this expansion will build on Project Grad’s other initiatives focused on the transition from high school to college, including its College Café, a resource center inside a public library in the Northside.“It’s not enough today — it never was, but it’s certainly not enough today — for some students succeed or a few students achieve incredible goals or aspirations. We can only be satisfied when all of our children have access to these resources and are able to achieve,” she said. Share 00:00 /01:11 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X read more
https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/atc/2019/08/20190827_atc_us_companies_… Mark Schiefelbein by NPR News Jim Zarroli 8.27.19 7:56pm When President Trump announced a new round of tariffs on Chinese imports last week, he made clear he was ready to sever ties between the United States and China, if necessary, to win the trade war.”We don’t need China,” the president tweeted, “and, frankly, would be far better off without them.”But a growing number of American companies need China very much and stand to lose if the trade war lasts too long.U.S. firms such as Starbucks, Nike and Boeing now make a large part of their profits serving the vast and growing Chinese middle class. “China has become the largest market to sell into for many of America’s largest companies,” says Shaun Rein, managing director of the China Market Research Group, which advises U.S. companies doing business in China.The growing importance of China’s consumer market is often overlooked in U.S. political debate, which tends to focus on the huge number of jobs lost as U.S. companies have shifted overseas in search of low-wage labor, says Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, who taught in China for years.”I think that’s one of the things that’s often forgotten when we talk about the trade war, because usually it’s framed in terms of outsourcing, which, yes, does exist. But there’s this whole business of being in China in order to be in China,” Chovanec says.Consider this:KFC now sells more chicken in China than in the United States. “Wherever you go in China, there’s KFC, there’s Starbucks, there’s McDonald’s,” says Chovanec.Together with its Chinese partners, General Motors sold 3.6 million vehicles in China last year, more than in the United States. GM brands, such as Cadillac, and Boeing remain very popular in China.More than a third of the engines made by Indiana-based Cummins were sold in China last year. “We have a number of manufacturing facilities there and approximately 90% to 95% of the products that we make in China are sold in the China market,” says Cummins spokesman Jon Mills. Revenue made in China helps pay for research and development and can offset losses during bad times in the U.S., he says.To be sure, American companies still face plenty of barriers in China. Industries such as banking remain closed to outsiders, and many American companies that want to operate in China are still forced into joint ventures with Chinese partners. Intellectual property theft remains a big problem.But China’s middle class is now bigger than the entire U.S. population, and opportunities to make money abound there, says Anna Ashton, senior director of government affairs at the US-China Business Council.”The vast majority of our companies have consistently reported and continue to report every year that their China operations are profitable — and not just profitable but more profitable than their operations overall,” she says.”The market in China — I am so bullish on it for the long term,” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson told Bloomberg last month. “We’re going to be able to accelerate and build new stores for a long, long time in China.”But the ongoing trade war tosses a new element of uncertainty into the best-laid plans of CEOs.China has shown in the past that it will retaliate against companies it is displeased with. After Marriott referred to Taiwan as a separate country on its website, the Beijing government shut down its online reservation site in China for a week, Rein says. More recently, the Chinese government took aim at Hong Kong companies such as airline Cathay Pacific because of the political turmoil there.The government could easily make life difficult for American companies, by slowing down the permitting process for new stores or imposing stiff fines for minor infractions, for example.It could even encourage consumers to boycott companies to punish their home countries. After South Korea installed a U.S.-made anti-missile system, Beijing ordered travel agencies to stop sending group tours there, which hurt tourism in South Korea. China hasn’t done anything like that to American companies so far, in part because it sees U.S. business leaders — many of whom have criticized Trump’s trade policies — as allies, Rein says.But if trade tensions get bad enough, Beijing won’t hesitate to take aim at U.S. businesses, hurting U.S. stock prices and perhaps forcing Trump to reconsider the trade war, Chovanec says. If that happens, some companies could end up as casualties. Trump has shown little concern for the vagaries suffered by U.S. companies in China, Chovanec says.”U.S. companies in China doing business … to serve the Chinese market have basically been orphaned by this trade war,” he says.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR. U.S. Companies In China Get Caught In The Trade War… read more
3 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. April is National Autism Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time to call attention to Autism Village. Based near Philadelphia, the new app is intended to be like Yelp for people on the autism spectrum by crowdsourcing and reviewing businesses and locations based on how autism-friendly they are.Other Autism organizations have online resources directories but, in general, “no one is trying to crowdsource the ratings and reviews from the [autistic] community for the community,” says founder and CEO Topher Wurts, who previously worked with financial services marketing and media technology startups. Unlike Yelp’s advertising-based model, Wurts says Autism Village is not-for-profit.The reviews can mention things like whether owners are sensitive to common autistic triggers like noise and lighting, their ability to accommodate special dietary concerns or whether a playground is fenced in. “People are interested in research and therapies, but people struggle with practical problems, [such as] tracking things like seizures, or coordinating with teachers,” Wurts says. “We’re focused on these practical problems to help these families.”Related: Samsung Just Won the Internet With This Heartwarming Ad for the Hearing-Impaired (VIDEO)“Some of the revenue to support this app will come from some brand sponsorship stuff, but the main revenue will come from the online training program we’re building — one for business owners and another one for people who are customer facing,” Wurts says. The training program will cost $125 per year for a business entity and $30 per year for individuals, who will receive a digital badge to notify app users that they’ve passed the course. It will require annual recertification. Wurts’ 13-year-old son Kirby was diagnosed with autism when he was a toddler. “The idea has been gestating over the 10 years [we’ve been] raising our son,” Wurts says. About two years ago, Wurts began putting the platform together, but last August was when he decided to focus on it full-time. Wurts has the title of Autism Village’s CEO but refers to his son as the company’s founder. Autism Village launched a Kickstarter campaign on March 5. Here’s a look at the video:Related: Crowdfunding Nearly Tripled Last Year, Becoming a $16 Billion IndustryThe crowdfunding campaign was fully funded after 12 days, so now the focus is on expansion. With nearly $65,000 pledged from more than 1,000 backers — the initial fundraising goal was $38,500 — Wurts says there is enough money to offer the app on both iOS and Android phones. The next goal would be to extend to a tablet platform.“Not only are we getting positive feedback from [beta] users, but businesses are contacting us to see how to be included,” Wurts says. There are an estimated 1,000 businesses in the Autism Village database, and about a dozen have requested to be included. The app also is gaining traction globally.“We have interest from Canada and an active following for the project in Australia and Ireland,” Wurts says. “We’ll make it available and it’ll work anywhere.”Related: Download These 5 Apps Now to Make Your Life Easier Register Now » April 15, 2015 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. read more
Fix Thunderbird 45 Enter-key creating two lines by Martin Brinkmann on April 27, 2016 in Email – Last Update: June 26, 2017 – 28 commentsIf you have updated the desktop email client Thunderbird to version 45 which the team released recently, you may have noticed several changes that may affect how you are using the application.One of those changes affects the compose window, and there specifically what happens when you tap on the Enter-key to create a new line.Previous versions of Thunderbird would jump to the next line automatically when you used the Enter-key in the compose window, but the new version does not anymore.Thunderbird 45 jumps two lines down when you hit the enter-key on the computer keyboard instead, or, more precisely, it creates a new paragraph whenever you hit the Enter-key.While some may not mind, it is a nuisance for others who now have to go back a line to avoid too many empty lines in the emails they are writing.Fix Thunderbird’s Enter-key issueThe issue is easy enough to fix though. The development team of the email program added a new option to the Thunderbird settings that gives you control over the change.Note: You can use Shift-Enter to invoke the one-line per tap functionality without making changes to the configuration.To go back to the one-line per tap on the Enter-key format do the following:If you don’t see a menu bar at the top, tap on the Alt-key to display it.Select Tools > Options from the menu bar to open the Thunderbird Options window.Switch to Composition > General once it is displayed on the screen.Locate the preference “When using paragraph format, the enter key creates a new paragraph” under HTML.Uncheck the option, and click on the ok button afterwards to save the change.When you tap on the Enter-key now when you are composing emails, you will notice that the previous behavior is enabled again. The cursor jumps to the next line from that moment on just like it did in previous versions of Thunderbird.You are probably wondering what the “paragraph format” is that is mentioned. It means when you are composing HTML emails, or have set the format to auto.You can check which format Thunderbird uses by opening a compose window and selecting Options > Delivery Format from the menu bar.The “paragraph format” is used if Auto-Detect, Rich Text (HTML) Only, or Plain and Rich (HTML) Text are selected.The Enter-key setting has no effect if the Plain Text Only format is selected.SummaryArticle NameFix Thunderbird 45 Enter-key creating two linesDescriptionFind out how to change the Enter-key behavior in the email client Thunderbird 45 so that only one line is opened per tab on the key.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement read more
March 16, 2015 — The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) ranks Praxis EMR (electronic medical record) the No. 1 EHR by physicians in the new survey “Physicians Who have Switched EHRs.” The AAFP’s Family Practice Management (FPM) magazine publishes a nationally recognized EHR Satisfaction Survey based on practicing physicians nationwide. As in past AAFP surveys, Praxis EMR ranked first place in user satisfaction, but this time physicians were asked to rate their new system after having switched EHRs. Praxis EMR outranked 73 EHR systems, with the largest percentage of physicians who strongly agreed, “I am happy with our new EHR system.”Praxis users are happy with their EHR, but this was not the case with most respondents. The majority of physicians polled were not happy. The survey also uncovered doctors being forced to switch EHRs and points to widespread dissatisfaction among physicians who’ve switched. Most respondents claim that their new EHR does not improve productivity, and only 39 percent of physicians are happy with their new systems.”While our sample is too small to suggest winners and losers in the EHR marketplace, we do see some suggestive numbers,” explain Edsall and Adler, co-authors of the FPM survey. “EpicCare Ambulatory and Praxis had the most net gains in customers among our respondents.” However, when user satisfaction was compared between the two EHRs, the difference was compelling. Praxis eclipsed Epic and outranked all other EHR systems.The survey also states, “Those who were personally involved in making the switch tend to look more favorably on their new system than those who did not make their own decision… Of the 140 respondents who said they were involved in the decision to change systems, 61 percent are happy with their new EHR; of those not involved in the decision, only 19 percent are happy with their new EHR.Praxis utilizes a neural-network engine called a Concept Processor that learns from previous encounters to chart progressively faster and more effectively. This enables physicians to chart with higher medical quality than with template-based systems. 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Related posts:Hot new rooftop restaurant open in Escazú ‘La Platina’ bridge head loses job Striking taxi drivers block streets near Casa Presidencial Southern Gem: Aguila de Osa Takes Luxury Ecotourism to a New Level Each year, Condé Nast Traveler doles out “Reader’s Choice Awards” based on a sample of nearly 29,000 readers. This year, the travel magazine declared winners in Belize, Costa Rica, Uruguay and Argentina in its Central and South America region.Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens in the Arenal area took the top prize, with Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica on the Papagayo Peninsula placing second and Lapa Rios Ecolodge in Puntarenas in a close third.The seventh spot was claimed by Guanacaste’s Hotel Punta Islita in Guanacaste, and the tenth by Manuel Antonio’s Arenas Del Mar. Eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth and fifteenth places were secured by Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort in Playa Herradura, Arenal Springs Resort & Spa in the Arenal area, Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort in the Arenal area and the Westin Golf Resort & Spa in Playa Conchal. Facebook Comments read more
Yuca, cassava, mandioca and manioc are all common names for one of the most important staple food crops in the tropics around the world. Originally from South America, cassava is believed to have been first domesticated in Brazil. Then archeologists discovered cassava pollen at the 1400-year-old Mayan site Joya de Cerén in El Salvador, indicating the migration of this plant northward through Mesoamerica and the Caribbean region. The Spanish and Portuguese continued the cultivation of this staple root crop and even introduced it to the Old World tropics.Today, Africa, Asia and Latin America are the biggest producers of this root crop. By the way, if you ever wondered where tapioca comes from… it’s made from cassava! Costa Rica exports about 2% of the world’s production to the north, mainly for immigrants. Costa Ricans are no exception. Here, it’s called yuca, and it’s usually served fried as boiled alongside typical casados. The popular olla de carne or beef stew also includes yuca along with taro, sweet potatoes, corn, onions and carrots.Tropical gardeners would agree that yuca has to be the easiest crop to grow here. It grows well on tropical soils with low fertility, resists drought conditions like those we now have in Costa Rica, and has few pests. It’s a real survival specialist. Local campesinos plant yuca in March and April before the rains begin using stem cuttings from mature plants that measure approximately 30 centimeters in length. It’s important to obtain stem cuttings from plants that have been selectively bred with “sweet” tubers. These varieties have white stems and green leaves. Wilder, “bitter” varieties have brown stems and purple-tinted stems and leaves.Cuttings are planted in well-tilled soil at a 45-degree angle. buried about halfway in the soil. As the rains begin, the cuttings root and produce foliage rapidly. Care must be taken to keep the young plants weed-free and the soil cultivated around the main stem. Although yuca grows in poor soils, applications of compost or other foliar fertilizers increase vigor and production of the tubers, which are ready to harvest in nine months.That’s when the treasure hunt begins. Yuca plants can be pulled up by their long main stems. This tug-of-war is easier with four hands than just two! Slowly, the plant gives up, and impressive roots the size of your arm or leg begin to emerge from the earth. Back in the kitchen, clean the roots and peel the bark-like outer skin away from the white center. Yuca is very perishable, so it’s good to divide up the treasure for various meals and store it in the freezer until needed. Once you wrestle these out of the ground, they’re yuca-licious. Ed Bernhardt/The Tico TimesInside the yuca root there’s a small center stem which is best removed before or after cooking. In many cultures the peeled tubers are soaked in cold water for several hours to make them “sweeter.” You see, wilder varieties can have traces of cyanogenic glucosides and must be prepared properly before eating, while sweet cassava can be used simply by boiling the roots until they are soft and discarding the water they are cooked in. Improper preparation of bitter cassava can leave enough residual cyanide to cause intoxication. This commonly occurs when people depend primarily on wild yuca and lack a wide variety of foods in their diet.For years when first arrived in Costa Rica, I wouldn’t eat yuca for this reason. “Cyanide?” I thought. “Yeow…not for me.” Then I came across some very interesting studies on vitamin B17, which is another organic cyanogenic glucoside and has been successfully used in alternative clinics for healing cancer. There is a group of these “forgotten foods” that contain small amounts of these compounds. Apricot kernels, apple seeds, flax seeds and flax seed oil, wheat grass, and cassava are a few of these. In small quantities, these substances help the body’s immune system to eliminate abnormal cells.We serve yuca occasionally at home alternating with other tropical root crops such as sweet potatoes, taro and potatoes. Cassava roots are very rich in starch and contain significant amounts of calcium (50 mg/100g), phosphorus (40 mg/100g) and vitamin C (25 mg/100g). However, they are poor in protein and other nutrients.Here are two of our favorite recipes.Yuca – mashed potato stylePeel one medium-sized yuca root and cut it into 3-inch sections. Cook until the yuca is soft, then drain the water. Take out the small stem inside each section. Add a small amount of milk or water and begin to mash the roots with a potato masher or blend in blender until its texture is smooth. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.Cream of yuca soupPeel one medium-sized yuca root and cut it into 3-inch sections. Cook until the yuca is soft, then drain the water. Take out the small stem inside each section. Now place the yuca in a blender and add water or milk along with chopped onions, garlic and sea salt. Blend until the soup has a smooth and even consistency. Optional: add cooked pejibayes and blend with the other ingredients to create a gourmet campesino soup.For more information on tropical home gardening click on our monthly newsletter. We have books and seeds to share with you. Until next time – life’s a garden.Read more of Ed Bernhardt’s monthly Home Gardening columns here.For more information on tropical gardening – naturally – visit Ed at http://thenewdawncenter.info/blog.html or contact him at email@example.com. Related posts:An eco-friendly, medicinal garden secret: Yellow Bells A gardener’s guide to the Costa Rican rainy season Costa Rican plants for aches and pains Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year Facebook Comments read more
Sponsored Stories How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix THE WEEPER OF THE HOUSEAs Speaker of the House, Republican John Boehner holds one of the most powerful positions in the U.S. government _ and he cries so frequently that Twitter jokesters have taken to calling him the weeper of the house. He tears up easily, particularly when talking about the American dream.He’s been known to cry at school events or when fielding questions from constituents or when talking about his family. A well-watched YouTube clip captures him choking up with tears when talking about the need to combat terrorism and provide safety and security for Americans.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project The tears were ridiculed by his political opponents and drew some sarcastic comments from political foes in the United States, but did not seem to harm his standing.NOT READY TO LEAVEShe was known as a strong, even imperious leader who thrived on power politics and led Britain in the war to recover the Falklands Islands. But the enduring image of Margaret Thatcher’s departure from office is the tearful face captured by photographers in 1990 as she left 10 Downing Street for the last time.The “iron lady” was removed as party leader and prime minister after 11 years in power and replaced by John Major. The crying incident is remembered as offering a rare glimpse into her personal feelings, which were typically kept far from public view.GOODBYE, MAN FROM MAINEMaine Sen. Edmund Muskie was a front-runner in the race for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination until he appeared to break down while defending his wife from an attack by an influential New Hampshire newspaper.Muskie always claimed it was snowflakes, not tears, but the damage had been done. His supposed crying was perceived as a show of weakness and instability, and his campaign never recovered. His rival, Sen. George McGovern, won the nomination, but was later trounced by President Richard Nixon. Although Muskie’s presidential hopes were dashed, he later became Secretary of State under President Jimmy Carter. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Top Stories Associated Press (AP) – It seems out of place: The president of the United States breaking down in tears as he thanked campaign workers for their tireless work for his re-election.But Barack Obama isn’t the only world leader unashamed to be seen crying in public _ or simply unable to avoid it. Attitudes seem to have changed since the early 1970s, when an alleged crying incident during the presidential primary season went a long way toward derailing the candidacy of a Maine senator. Comments Share The teary trend has picked up speed in recent years, or perhaps it has just been noticed more often because of ubiquitous TV, still and cellphone cameras. Here are some recent examples:THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOUVictorious in his re-election campaign, Obama cried while giving a speech to his campaign staff and volunteers. He told the gathered young people there was no limit to what they could accomplish. The speech touched on his start as a community organizer in Chicago and reflected his faith that his young volunteers and staff would accomplish great things in the decades to come.It was an emotional side of Obama that had rarely been visible during the long, often negative, campaign.EVEN STRONG MEN CRYRussian President Vladimir Putin is a judo fan and hunting aficionado known in part for his physical fitness. But that didn’t stop him from welling up in March after he was returned to power in a difficult election battle marred by public protests. It was a break with Kremlin tradition in a country where leaders are rarely seen to show emotions.A defiant Putin proclaimed that he and his followers had beaten back opponents determined to destroy Russia’s statehood and usurp power. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day The difference between men and women when it comes to pain read more
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