The Free Fly Apparel long sleeve and quater-zip. My experience with bamboo has been fairly limited during my lifetime. I’ve attended jungle themed frat parties, seen a panda munch on some at the zoo, and (carefully) handled a split cane bamboo fly rod. There is something supremely satisfying about holding a stalk of bamboo, especially if you are a kid, the section is a few feet long, and your friends are around. But besides whacking your buddies, bamboo has tremendous practical uses as a building material, wind block, and textile. Some skate and snowboard manufacturers are using bamboo in their decks because of its flexibility and spring, and in Malaysia it’s used as a cannon for fireworks. Recently, especially in its native Southeast Asia, there has been a renewed interest in using it as a structural material for large buildings. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth, making it a fairly sustainable resource.And at least one fly fishing-centric apparel company is making it the basis for their clothing: Free Fly Apparel based out of Charleston, South Carolina. Following two years research on materials and fabrics, Free Fly founder Tanner Sutton landed on the solution to his beef with performance clothing – performance sacrificed comfort, comfort sacrificed performance. What they landed on is a blend of Viscose from bamboo and polyester, with a little spandex thrown in for good measure. The result is a line of casual performance apparel that remains baby soft while sacrificing nothing.The first thing you notice when handling or wearing a Free Fly shirt is how soft the material is. Imagine the pain and sting of getting whacked with a long piece of bamboo by a pre-teen who can’t control his strength – this is the exact opposite of that. We’re talking baby peach fuzz, kitten fur, bottomless pit of goose down soft. Free Fly hypes their product as the “softest performance shirts imaginable,” and although that is quite the statement, I’m not sure they’re wrong. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The bamboo blend is also breathable, anti-bacterial (limits smelliness), and biodegradable. This is all great stuff, but the real appeal is the feeling of the fabric against the skin, which makes one feel all warm and gooey inside. Put one of these on after it comes out of the dryer and you might melt it feels so good.Free Fly makes t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, Buff-like sun masks, socks, and quarter-zip pullovers out of their unique fabric. The long sleeve work for all seasons, but excels at keeping anglers cool and protected from the sun during the heat of summer. We tested the quarter-zip, which is an excellent all-around mid-layer for anything from chilly mornings on the river to cool mountain evenings around a campfire. Again, so soft on the inside you’ll never want to take it off. As a bonus, Free Fly has designed their apparel with offset seams at the shoulders; a great feature that limits any rubbing or chaffing if you’re wearing a backpack or messenger bag.Bottom line: these guys are all about comfort and it shows.Check out Free Fly’s full line of products here.
The array of choices when it comes to pre-made energy bars and drinks can be overwhelming. Some are sweet, some are salty, some are fairly delicious, and let’s be honest … some are barely edible. While most are packed with nutrients, oftentimes they also contain ingredients you’ve never heard of, strange sugars, sodium and preservatives. If a $2.79 bar of processed fluff doesn’t sound satisfying during your next hike, it might be time to create your own homemade energy bars and drinks. You can choose exactly what you are putting into your bar — and your body.With all the buzz about “super foods,” it’s hard to know which ingredients are really essential for an active lifestyle. Nicole Monson, certified holistic nutritionist, recommends using chia seeds, whey protein, maca powder and hemp seeds. Chia seeds have been used by the Mayans for centuries, and elite athletes for decades, to maintain energy levels for improved stamina and endurance, perfect for your next century ride. Whey protein provides the ideal amino acid ratio that helps build muscle. Maca powder combats adrenal fatigue and contains phytochemicals, which have been shown to boost energy levels. The perfect balance of omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids in hemp seeds “promotes healthy levels of inflammation throughout the body and aids in muscle recovery,” said Monson, who is a nutritional health coach for Natural Grocers.Other favorites include raw cocoa powder for its antioxidants, oats for their heart-healthy soluble fiber and dates for their potassium. Tart cherries can help combat inflammation, and pumpkin seeds are a rich source of magnesium, which prevents muscle weakness. Coconut in all forms is a nutrient-rich addition: coconut water, coconut oil, coconut flakes, coconut milk and coconut sugar, which has a low glycemic index and spikes blood sugar less than other sugars, leading to fewer cravings later.We’ve created four recipes for you to try using a variety of these ingredients that can be found at any natural grocery store. Each recipe is packed with super foods … and better yet, super flavor!CHERRY CHOCOLATE CASHEW ENERGY BARS2 cups coconut flakes2 tablespoons almond butter2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted12 mejool dates, pitted and chopped (approx 1 1/3 cups)3 tablespoons whey protein powder2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder1/2 cup dried, tart cherries (unsweetened)1/4 cup crushed cashews2 tablespoons hulled hemp seedsPlace coconut flakes, chopped dates, protein powder, cocoa powder, almond butter and coconut oil into food processor. Pulse until well combined and sticky. Add in tart cherries, cashews and hemp seeds. Pulse lightly until well combined. Line 8-inch-by-8-inch pan with parchment paper. Place mixture into pan. Place a second small sheet of parchment paper on top of mixture, and press firmly to smooth out mixture into pan. Place pan in freezer. Let harden 10 to 30 minutes, and then cut into 8 bars. Keep in airtight container in the refrigerator or in the freezer, if you prefer a firmer texture. Makes 8 bars.SPICED PUMPKIN PROTEIN BAR 1 cup oats, gluten free2 ripe bananas3 tablespoons whey protein powder (you can substitute hemp or brown rice protein powder)1/8 teaspoon sea salt1 tablespoon coconut oil, softened2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds2 tablespoons chia seeds2 tablespoons hulled hemp seeds2 tablespoons crushed walnuts2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (nutmeg, clove, ginger and cinnamon)1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakesPreheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, combine oats, bananas, protein powder, sea salt and coconut oil. Pulse until well blended and smooth (approximately 1 minute). In a large bowl, combine pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts and spice. Stir to combine, and then add wet mixture from processor. Stir to coat evenly. Mixture will be sticky. Place mixture into greased 8-inch-by-8-inch baking pan. Spread coconut flakes onto batter, pressing down firmly. Bake 15 minutes. Let cool before slicing into 6 bars. Keep in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Makes 6 bars. MACA MOCHA SMOOTHIE 6 frozen coconut almond milk ice cubes1 frozen banana, sliced2 tablespoons vanilla whey protein powder2 teaspoons maca powder1 tablespoon chia seeds1 tablespoon cocoa powder2 shots espresso, cooled1 cup unsweetened coconut almond milkPlace all ingredients in blender. Pulse until well combined. Divide between two glasses and drink immediately, or let rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow chia seeds to “gel” and smoothie to thicken. Makes 2 smoothies.STRAWBERRY CHIA FRESCA 1 1/2 cups coconut water, divided2 tablespoons chia seeds1/4 cup coconut sugarJuice of 1 fresh lemon (2 tablespoons)12 frozen organic strawberries2 cups seltzer waterPlace chia seeds and 1/2 cup of coconut water into jar, and leave covered overnight in the refrigerator. When chia has worked its magic, the seeds will puff up and become a gel like consistency. When chia seeds are ready, remove from refrigerator. In small saucepan over low heat, combine coconut sugar and the juice of 1 lemon. Whisk continuously as sugar begins to dissolve; allow to dissolve completely (approximately 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Place 6 frozen strawberries in each of two large glasses. Divide the chia mixture and lemon sugar mixture evenly between the two glasses. Add 1/2 cup coconut water and 1 cup seltzer water to each glass. Makes 2 spritzers.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Busloads of schoolchildren streamed into the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City to see the film “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure,” a first thanks to a partnership with National Geographic Society.The Cradle of Aviation was one of seven museums nationwide chosen for this partnership, which allows the participating museums access to National Geographic films, exhibits and speakers.“It’s an exciting day in Nassau County as we announce a new and unique partnership with National Geographic Society and the Cradle of Aviation Museum,” Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano told reporters at a news conference inside the museum’s IMAX dome theater.“Sea Monsters” is about marine dinosaurs during the late Cretaceous period, which was 81.9 million years ago.“How many of you like dinosaurs?” Andrew Parton, the museum’s Executive Director, asked the children from Westbury, Copiague, Elmont and Uniondale, who cheered with approval.“We launched this program because the future is about partnerships and relationships, and we’re just so excited to be part of a new relationship here on Long Island,” said Mark Katz, president of distribution for National Geographic Cinema Ventures.
continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr For decades, leaders have adjusted business models as technology has improved our lives and disrupted the status quo. In this leadership blog, I constantly encourage innovation and risk taking to continue growing businesses. While this approach might be a scary undertaking in a world facing a pandemic and economic recession, I would argue that it’s more important than ever to try new things.One of the things that has come out of this crisis is the faster adoption of technology – no matter what industry we operate in. It’s forced presidents and CEOs, owners, and managers to invest in digital platforms that allow day-to-day operations to continue without pause.In a new post, leadership guru Art Petty notes the difficulty in “reorient[ing] our brains.”“…[W]hen it comes to our approach to leading and all the ingrained habits and systems of managing, it becomes apparent that thinking and acting differently is extraordinarily difficult for biological and political reasons,” he writes.
Before this law was passed, Alycia McKnight, who once saved someone at work with her own personal kit, hosted a Narcan training with Truth Pharm for her coworkers. Less than a week later, McKnight said one of the kits given out at the training saved someone’s life. Knapp warned the current pandemic may isolate loved ones; she encourages everyone to reach out to loved ones during this time. The drug is more commonly known by its brand name, Narcan. Knapp and others are hoping the law will encourage people to be trained in Narcan and allow them to intervene when needed. She told 12 News she hopes more people realize how serious the opioid problem is in the Southern Tier. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that expands Good Samaritan rights to businesses that prevent people from overdosing. Including restaurants, hotels and retail stores, the bill protect businesses if they use Naloxone to save someone’s life. “This is definitely a good thing because the more people that have access to Narcan, the more places that Narcan be used, the more lives ultimately will be saved,” said Marissa Knapp, the opioid overdose prevention coordinator for the Broome County Health Department. For information on how to be trained with Narcan, and how to obtain it locally, click here. “People think that we’re immune to it because we’re such a small community,” said McKnight, who lost her brother to an overdose in 2009. “It’s happening more and more in the rural areas.” (WBNG) — Potentially saving lives just got a lot safer for residents across New York. For local leaders on the front lines of the opioid epidemic, the more people who are equipped to use Narcan, the better.
The USDA rule announced yesterday also sets conditions for the importation of sheep, goats, cervids (deer and elk), and llamas, as well as meat and other products derived from them. The 500-page rule will be published in the Federal Register Jan 4 and will take effect Mar 7, the agency said. Surveillance for BSE at levels that have met or exceeded international guidelines for at least the past 7 years Live Canadian cattle will be allowed into the United States only under restrictions designed to ensure that they are slaughtered by the time they reach 30 months of age, the USDA said. The cattle will have to bear permanent marks indicating their origin and must be transported in sealed containers to a feedlot or to slaughter. Moving cattle to more than one feedlot in the United States will be prohibited. “After conducting an extensive review, we are confident that imports of certain commodities from regions of minimal risk can occur with virtually no risk to human or animal health,” US Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said in a news release. Dec 30, 2004 (CIDRAP News) US officials announced plans yesterday to end the ban on the importation of live Canadian cattle that was imposed when Canada discovered its first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in May 2003. In considering whether to reopen the borders, the USDA considered the possibility of more cases of BSE in Canada, DeHaven said. “Because of the mitigation measures that Canada has in place, we continue to believe the risk is minimal.” See also: When Canada reported its first BSE case in an Alberta cow in May 2003, the United States immediately banned importation of all cattle, beef, and related products from Canada. In August 2003, the USDA lifted the ban on boneless meat from cattle less than 30 months old as well as a few other products from cattle, sheep, and goats. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said the borders will be reopened to live cattle less than 30 months of age and certain other products starting Mar 7. BSE, or mad cow disease, has very rarely been found in cattle younger than 30 months. The decision was based on a determination that Canada is a “minimal risk region” for BSE. If BSE were confirmed in the Canadian cow, “It would not alter the implementation of the U.S. rule announced yesterday that recognizes Canada as a Minimal-Risk Region,” Dr. Ron DeHaven, head of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, said in a statement. Ironically, yesterday’s USDA announcement was followed today by a Canadian announcement of a suspected case of BSE in a 10-year-old dairy cow. Results of confirmatory tests on the cow were expected in 3 to 5 days (see link below for separate story). Today USDA officials said they remain confident that Canada’s BSE-prevention program is sound. The USDA cited several Canadian BSE safeguards that helped justify the conclusion that the risk of BSE in Canadian cattle is low: A ban on the use of “specified risk materials” (SRM) in human food. SRM include tissues such as the brain, spinal cord, certain nerve bundles, small intestine, and tonsils, which are likely to carry the BSE agent in an infected animal. (The United States imposed a similar ban on using SRM in human food after its first BSE case was discovered in December 2003.) Import restrictions that minimize exposure to BSE. Since 1990 Canada has banned live ruminants and ruminant products, including rendered protein, from countries that have found BSE in native cattle or are considered to be at significant risk for BSE. Dec 29 USDA announcement CIDRAP News story on the report of a suspected BSE case in Canada “Appropriate epidemiological investigations, risk assessment, and risk mitigation measures imposed as necessary” The USDA first proposed to lift the ban on young Canadian cattle in November 2003. The discovery of the first US case of BSE, in a Canadian-born cow in Washington state in December 2003, prompted the agency to extend the public comment period on that proposal until April of this year. The plan unveiled yesterday appears similar to the proposal presented in November 2003. Even though a renewed flow of Canadian cattle could lower beef prices in the United States, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) welcomed the USDA announcement. NCBA President Jan Lyons said the US beef industry, which lost export markets after the American BSE case was found a year ago, should benefit from the move in the long run. “We expect our trading partners to base their decisions to trade with us on science, and we must do the same,” Lyons stated. “The precedent that has been set by our handling of trade issues with Canada is hurting our government’s ability to fully reopen markets to U.S. beef exports. We must normalize trade with Canada in order for our industry to move forward in the global marketplace, expand our ability to sell U.S. beef to foreign consumers, and put more dollars in the pockets of U.S. producers.” Transcript of Dec 29 USDA news briefing Dec 30 statement by AHIS Administrator Ron DeHaven Before the ban on Canadian cattle, the United States bought about 70% of Canada’s live cattle exports, according to an Associated Press (AP) report today. The New York Times cited a prediction from USDA officials that American feedlots would import 2 million cattle from Canada in 2005, which could lower beef prices for American consumers. A ban on feeding ruminant protein to ruminants since 1997 (the same year the United States imposed a similar ban)
Jurgen Klopp’s priceless reaction to Alisson’s mistake against Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Jul 2020 9:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link842Shares Klopp stood open-mouthed (Picture: DAZN)The German stood open-mouthed on the sideline and looked like he couldn’t offer any encouargement to the Brazilian, such was the magnitude of the mistake. Klopp was later seen shaking his head on the bench, such was his anger that his side had made two errors in such a short space of time. Advertisement Klopp was far from pleased (Picture: Getty)Liverpool are chasing Manchester City’s Premier League points tally record but they need to win all three of their remaining matches to break it.The Reds have won three of their six matches since the restart, beating Crystal Palace, Brighton and Aston Villa.They’ve dropped points against Everton, Manchester City and Burnley in that time. MORE: Harry Kane dedicates Tottenham’s win over Newcastle to Serge Aurier after his brother’s death Reiss Nelson scored after Alisson’s mistake (Picture: Getty)Jurgen Klopp was lost for words as his side threw away their lead against Arsenal at the Emirates.Sadio Mane gave the Reds a deserved one-goal advantage midway through the first half but Alexandre Lacazette capitalised on a mistake from Virgil van Dijk to level the game.Liverpool have looked far from solid in defence since winning the title and that was highlighted when Alisson gave the ball away to Lacazette with a poor kick out, and the Frenchman squared the ball to Reiss Nelson to give Arsenal the advantage at the interval.The Reds have been close to flawless this term, losing just once before they were crowned champions.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIt was therefore a rarity to see the likes of van Dijk make a mistake and Klopp was left speechless after witnessing Alisson’s error. Comment Advertisement
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 04, 2020 Gov. Wolf Provides Business Guidance as Counties Move to Yellow Phase on May 8 Press Release, Public Health To continue to limit the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf today provided guidance that details procedures businesses must follow to conduct in-person operations in counties slated to move to the yellow phase of reopening on May 8. All businesses, including non-profits, permitted to conduct in-person operations are subject to this guidance. This guidance is based on the building safety and business safety orders, under which nearly all life-sustaining businesses have been operating during the red phase.“Businesses in the 24 counties that may reopen beginning May 8 must take precautions to protect their employees, their employees’ families, and their communities,” Gov. Wolf said. “First and foremost, businesses that have been operating using telework must continue to do so to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 until the stay-at-home and business closure orders are fully lifted when we enter a “green” phase.“All businesses, but especially those that were closed completely during the red phase under the business closure orders, need to carefully review this guidance and commit to ensuring the health and safety of their employees and their communities.”Under the yellow phase of reopening, life-sustaining businesses that could not conduct either all or part of their operations via telework will continue to conduct their operations in-person, and many non-life sustaining businesses will be permitted to restart their in-person operations through the loosening of some restrictions under the stay-at-home and business closure orders.In counties that have been designated as in the yellow phase, all businesses, except those categories specifically listed as remaining closed in the governor’s Plan to Reopen Pennsylvania, are permitted to conduct in-person operations, as long as they strictly adhere to the requirements of the guidance.The guidance includes specific information on cleaning and disinfecting premises, limiting the number of employees in common areas and customers on premises, providing masks and sanitizing supplies for employees, installing shields or other barriers at registers and checkout areas to physically separate cashiers and customers, and creating a plan in case a business is exposed to a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19, among other provisions.The full guidance can be found here.Businesses that have questions about whether this guidance applies to them may contact the Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).View this information in Spanish.
THE FUTURE for rail services that eke out a precarious existence in Zaire looks bleaker than ever following news early last month that Laurent Kabila’s opposition forces had shut down Sizarail, the operating company owned 51% by the Comazar consortium formed of South Africa’s Transnet and Belgium’s Transurb, and 49% by the Zaire government.Sizarail had succeeded in restoring life to the virtually moribund lines on which the country relies to move copper and other mineral exports. Ten years ago Zaire National Railways was carrying about 4 million tonnes of freight a year, but by 1993 barely half a million tonnes was moved. Sizarail has since succeeded in reducing wagon turnround times and improving reliability, but invasion of its Lubumbashi headquarters by armed troops, seizure of its assets and expulsion of its Belgian managing director threatens an instant return to decline.With South Africa trying hard to arrange a peaceful deal between the forces of Kabila and those of President Mobutu, a channel exists for contact between Transnet and the rebels. Transnet Executive Director Mafika Mkwanazi is hoping that a deal will be reached with a future government in Zaire to allow operations to resume – he said on May 7 that Kabila’s forces would not be able to manage Zaire’s railways without outside help. Rebel forces apparently requested a meeting with South African rail experts during May, so there is some ground for hope. The biggest danger is that civil war between Kabila’s forces and those of President Mobutu will destroy what remains of Zaire’s railways. o
Dutch tidal energy developer Tocardo has secured investment from a fund owned by Noord-Holland province after the company filed for bankruptcy last month.The funding rescue package for the company was provided by the Participatiefonds Duurzame Economie Noord-Holland (PDENH) – a fund which invests in sustainable companies on behalf of the province of Noord-Holland, and a number of private investors, Tocardo informed.The company filed for bankruptcy in January 2018, and received an approval from Dutch authorities for the ‘automatic stay’ – a legal provision that enables the debtor to temporarily prevent creditors from collecting amounts owed.The move followed the failure to reach an agreement with Tribute Resources, a Canadian energy company, which was supposed to become a full owner of Tocardo in a share swap deal.Bart Blokhuis, Director of the PDENH, said: “With our investment, we enable Tocardo to seize the opportunity to make tidal energy available to the world from the Netherlands.”Hans van Breugel, CEO of Tocardo, added: “With the support of our province and a group of private investors, this innovation will be retained for the Dutch economy. The Netherlands is a fantastic innovation country and tidal energy certainly belongs to that.”