CattleWomen’s Corner: Savory beef and cheese roll-ups

first_imgThis recipe for savory beef and cheese roll-ups comes from beefitswhatsfordinner.com.1 pound deli roast beef, thinly sliced2 packages, 6 ounces each, garden vegetable flavored soft spreadable cheese4 large, 10-inche, flour tortillas 1 cup shredded carrots1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese, optional8 leaves green leaf lettuceSpread cheese evenly over one side of each tortilla; top each with 1/4 cup shredded carrots and 1/4 cup Jack Cheese. Layer lettuce and deli roast beef over …last_img

Unconstant Constant Could Challenge Basic Physics

first_img“Shifting constant could shake laws of nature,” said Mark Peplow in Nature.1  “From the speed of light to the charge on an electron, the fundamental constants of physics had been assumed to be immutable,” he continued.  “But that comfortable assumption is being challenged.”  The latest challenge is ratio of the mass of a proton to the mass of an electron (1,836); some Netherlands scientists who compared light from distant quasars with ultra-precise lab data claim it is decreasing.  The estimated decrease is small – just 20 parts per million over 12 billion years – but if accepted, could produce new ideas on how the universe is put together.  “Such an effect is not explained by anything in physicists’ standard model of particle physics,” Peplow said.  This story also made news of the week in Science magazine.21Mark Peplow, “Shifting constant could shake laws of nature,” Nature 440, 1094-1095 (27 April 2006) | doi:10.1038/4401094a.2Adrian Cho, “Skewed Starlight Suggests Particle Masses Changed Over Eons,” Science, 21 April 2006: Vol. 312. no. 5772, p. 348, DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5772.348CEH leaves this controversy for others to debate, but mentions it for those interested in “shaking the pillars to make sure they’re rigid” (or not) as Andy Fabian (U of Cambridge) is quoted as saying in the article.  Sometimes the most confident things in science become less confident as more knowledge is gained.  If we are not sure about constants of physics, how much less so for shaky, slippery things like evolutionary theory?(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

A map fit for a king

first_imgA portrait of Francois le Vaillant, the French explorer and naturalist. Le Vaillant’s famous giraffe illustration, with him in the foreground.(Images: Iziko South African Museum) The map features numerous wild animal species, three of which are now extinct.(Image: MapMyWay)MEDIA CONTACTS • Prof Ian GlennHead, Department of Media Studies,University of Cape Town+27 82 788 4253Lucille Davie“I returned, so to speak, to man’s primitive state, and breathed, for the first time in my life, the pure and delicious air of freedom,” wrote the explorer, naturalist and social commentator, Francois le Vaillant, of his adventures in South Africa, between the years 1781 and 1784.Le Vaillant was instrumental in creating a large, painted cotton map of South Africa for the French monarch, King Louis XVI, measuring some 3m by 2m in size. It is the centrepiece of the exhibition The King’s Map, Francois le Vaillant in Southern Africa: 1781-1784, which is on at the Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town until the end of May.Drawn 222 years ago, this is the first time the map has been seen in public, thanks to former French ambassador Jacques Lapouge, who was the driving force in getting permission for it to be brought to South Africa.The exhibition is part of the French Season 2012/2013, a multifaceted bilateral collaboration between France and South Africa. Its purpose is to strengthen relations between the two countries through exchanges of cultural, commercial and social initiatives, while promoting an awareness of French culture through a series of events and exhibitions.Recognised as the first modern ornithologist and taxidermist, Le Vaillant produced watercolours and maps, and captured his adventures in a number of volumes on his return to France. In these, he painted a picture of the peoples of South Africa at the time.The exhibition is curated by Ian Glenn, the professor of media studies at the University of Cape Town. He has written extensively on Le Vaillant, including a biography on his military career, his role at the Cape, and his political affiliations during and after the French Revolution. He has also co-authored two books: François Levaillant and the Birds of Africa (2004), and Travels into the Interior of Africa via the Cape of Good Hope, Vol 1 (2007).“When I first learned that there had been a map lavishly produced under the instruction of François le Vaillant for King Louis XVI in 1790, I was determined to see it,” says Glenn. “The map, originally stored in a naval archive, had been moved from one archive to another to escape destruction during World Wars I and II in France.”He finally traced it to Paris. “When I eventually saw it in the map archives of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, I hoped a South African public would one day share my pleasure in the most beautiful and striking map ever produced of Southern Africa.”But there was some doubt about it being taken out of storage and displayed, given its value and fragile state. “We owe an enormous debt to the French Cultural Services in South Africa for persuading the Bibliothèque Nationale to let the map [be] exhibited in the land that inspired it,” Glenn adds.Rare and valuable worksThe map is on show alongside with other rare and valuable works by Le Vaillant, including a selection of watercolours belonging to the Library of the South African Parliament in Cape Town, original bird illustrations for his Oiseaux d’Afrique and elephant folio versions of his bird books from the Brenthurst Library in Johannesburg.The biodiversity and range of animals he came across while travelling in the interior is depicted on the map, including three that are now extinct – the kwagga, the Cape warthog, and the bloubok. It contains 66 illustrations of animals, birds, and plants, as well as four cartouches or decorative panels showing different indigenous groups he encountered.Le Vaillant left an impressive legacy – besides the bird books, illustrated maps, travel accounts and paintings, he took back animal specimens, in particular the skeleton and skin of a giraffe. To acknowledge his taxidermy skills, a huge stuffed giraffe greets visitors at the entrance to the exhibition.It also has interactive elements – a video with modern day images of the places he recorded on his map, an interactive display of the map on touch screens, and a large replica of his map on the floor at the entrance, allowing visitors to walk the routes he travelled.Rust en VreugdThe house in which Le Vaillant stayed for part of his sojourn in Cape Town, Rust en Vreugd, and where he catalogued his collections, still exists. Today, it is one of the 12 Iziko museums in Western Cape. The late 18th century townhouse is on Buitenkant Street in the city bowl.His journeys took in the colony and its boundaries: one was made around Cape Town and Saldanha Bay; another out eastwards from the Cape, lasting 16 months; and on the third he journeyed north of the Orange River and into Great Namaqualand.There is a possibility that a replica of his map will be made and put on permanent display in Rust en Vreugd.On his return to France, Le Vaillant published two volumes of Voyage dans l’Intérieur de l’Afrique in 1790, and in 1796, he published three volumes of the second Voyage dans l’Intérieur de l’Afrique, all of which were translated into several languages. He also published six volumes of Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux d’Afrique, between 1796 and 1808, with drawings by Jacques Barraband; Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis, between 1801 and 1806; Histoire Naturelle des Cotingas et des Todiers in 1804; and Histoire Naturelle des Calaos in 1804.His publications were widely distributed in Europe, introducing the southern African interior to Europeans. They helped to dispel incorrect perceptions of Africa. His illustrations also often influenced scientific names, and he named several birds. He sent over 2 000 bird skins to Europe.Illustrations of travelsOn display in the exhibition are illustrations of Cape Town; an image of Kees, a tame baboon that travelled with him; several camps at Plettenberg Bay and the Great Fish River; wagons crossing the Olifants River; and of the beautiful Narina, a Gonaqua woman with whom some say he became infatuated. The rare Narina Trogon bird is named after her. A friend and hero to Le Vaillant, the Hottentot Klaas, is portrayed looking regal and elegant. Klaas saved Le Vaillant’s life.Several exquisitely detailed botanical images line the walls. Alongside some of the bird illustrations are musical annotations – his efforts to describe the song of the particular bird. Le Vaillant pioneered the display of stuffed birds in lifelike poses.“Le Vaillant played a major role in establishing how Europe saw the Cape,” explains Glenn. “He attempted to represent his South African experience in many ways – from the production of specimens, to lavishly illustrated bird books and travel accounts, and to innovative maps.“In so doing, he created more than a single influential text, but rather a range of texts that shaped what came after him, both here and elsewhere. This work helped shape many modern media, genres and intellectual traditions. In many ways Le Vaillant is a founding figure of South African culture.”Le Vaillant died at the age of 71 in his country house in France.last_img read more

Skeletal spine

first_imgThe spine is divided into several sections. The cervical vertebrae make up the neck. The thoracic vertebrae comprise the chest section and have ribs attached. The lumbar vertebrae are the remaining vertebrae below the last thoracic bone and the top of the sacrum. The sacral vertebrae are caged within the bones of the pelvis, and the coccyx represents the terminal vertebrae or vestigial tail.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img

National Security Council Must Get Report on ZOSOs

first_img The legislation gives the security forces certain essential powers required to address serious crimes, while upholding the rule of law and protecting citizens’ fundamental rights and freedoms. Story Highlights The National Security Council is expected to receive a 10-day report on the happenings in areas designated Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs). “It is not something you fire and forget… . The way the legislation is written they (zones) require close attention. The Prime Minister has really stepped out on this one,” Mr. Anderson said in an interview on the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) television programme, ‘Issues and Answers’. The National Security Council is expected to receive a 10-day report on the happenings in areas designated Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs).National Security Advisor, Major General Antony Anderson, explains that the report is a requirement under the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act.“It is not something you fire and forget… . The way the legislation is written they (zones) require close attention. The Prime Minister has really stepped out on this one,” Mr. Anderson said in an interview on the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) television programme, ‘Issues and Answers’.For residents living in areas that are designated ZOSOs, Mr. Anderson is urging full cooperation with the joint forces, which are acting to rid the communities of criminals.Social intervention committees, which will be comprised of some community members, will be formed to work with residents to determine opportunities for training.Included in the social component of the ZOSOs will be the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme; and the HEART Trust/NTA, which “will intervene if necessary to provide training”.Various other State agencies such as Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and the Social Development Commission (SDC) will also intervene where necessary.“This intervention will be lined up in a way to create sustainable change, which is really what we want. At the end, the communities will have normal leadership structures and determine their own future,” said the National Security Advisor.The legislation gives the security forces certain essential powers required to address serious crimes, while upholding the rule of law and protecting citizens’ fundamental rights and freedoms.Approved by the House of Representatives and Senate, the law will also facilitate the implementation of key social interventions in communities adversely affected by crime and violence.The Prime Minister can only declare an area a Zone of Special Operations after the Chief of Defence Staff and the Commissioner of Police, as members of the National Security Council, have advised him so to do in writing.last_img read more

TMS Tankers Buys 5YearOld Aframax

first_imgzoom Greece-based shipowner TMS Tankers has decided to expand its fleet as it purchased an Aframax tanker Nissos Anafi from its compatriot Kyklades Maritime, according to VesselsValue.The 115,700 dwt ship fetched a price of USD 29.1 million, slightly less than its market value of USD 29.7 million.Built in 2012 by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries, the tanker features a length of 249 meters and a width of 43.8 meters.Once delivered to its new owner, Nissos Anafi will be a part of TMS Tankers’ fleet of 35 tankers.Besides its live fleet, the company has 17 newbuildings on order at South Korean and Chinese shipyards, all of which are scheduled for delivery in 2017.World Maritime News Stafflast_img

Lime Approved To Buy Islandcom on Friday

first_img Flow counting down to Rio Games, launches Gold Tour campaign Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Mar 2015 – Magnetic Media today confirmed that on Friday March 13, LIME was approved to acquire the assets of Islandcom as it seeks to regain leadership in the market. LIME’s CEO of the Northern Caribbean Cluster, Jan Remmelg made the announcement on February 26th at the LIME Headquarter Office in Provo; at that time the application had not yet been filed at the Telecommunications Commission. Now the Commission confirms that it not only received and considered the application for acquisition; but with a determination posted on its website, the Commission has approved it.“The Turks and Caicos Telecommunications Commission (“Commission”) is pleased to inform you that Islandcom’s application for the transfer of its spectrum licence, number ranges under its network licence together with certain other business assets to Cable and Wireless Turks and Caicos Islands Limited (“LIME”) has been approved, subject to compliance with all applicable requirements under the laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands including without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, section 3(c) of the Frequency Management Regulation 2005 which mandates the efficient use of spectrum.”LIME admitted during that media announcement that it is very interested in the LTE license held by Islandcom. Media was not informed of the buying price settled by the two telecoms companies. Related Items:cable and wireless, Islandcom, Jan Remmelg, lime Perdina wins Movado Watch set from LIME & Jai’s Recommended for you The Indian Premier League Has a New Home in the Caribbean Flow Sports now offers an unrivalled Cricket line-uplast_img read more

Dept of Education Staff under Police Caution

first_img Related Items:#deptofeducation, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 23, 2017 – Nassau – The Department of Education categorically refutes circulating media reports about the arrest of three Ministry of Education employees, now reportedly in Police custody, involving the alleged stealing of $245,000.00.To be clear, a staff member of the Ministry’s Performance Appraisal Unit was interviewed under caution by the police yesterday, at the Ministry of Education headquarters on Thompson Blvd, after it was brought to the attention of the Ministry of Education by a local financial institution that a staff member was involved in the production of fake job letters for non-Ministry employees, who sought to qualify for fast loans.The Public is hereby informed that the staff member under question has been given a one-week administrative leave while the investigation continues.#magneticmedianews#deptofeducation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more