3Ds of Prevention

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThere has been a significant amount of rainfall recently and residents are reminded to remember the 3 D’s to the prevention of vector borne illnesses like Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya. The TCI has no reported cases of Zika let us keep It that way by eliminating all mosquito breeding sites.Drain– Mosquito problems in your neighborhood or home are likely to come from water-filled containers that you can help to eliminate. All mosquitoes require water in which to breed. Be sure to drain any standing water around your house. • Dispose of any tires. Tires can breed thousands of mosquitoes. • Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers. • Clear roof gutters of debris. • Clean pet water dishes regularly. • Check and empty children’s toys. • Repair leaky outdoor faucets.  • Canoes and other boats should be turned over. • Avoid water collecting on pool covers. • Empty water collected in tarps around the yard or on woodpiles. • Even the smallest of containers that can collect water can breed hundreds to thousands of mosquitoes. They don’t need much water to lay their eggs. (Bottles, barrels, buckets, overturned garbage can lids, etc.)Dress– Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing. Studies have shown that some of the 174 mosquito species in the United States are more attracted to dark clothing and most can readily bite through tight-fitting clothing of loose weave. When practical, wear long sleeves and pants.Defend– Choose a mosquito repellent that has been reviewed, approved, and pose minimal risk for human safety when used according to label directions.  Ensure that windows and doors have proper screening, use a mosquito net to cover beds when sleeping.For more information contact the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit on 3382772 Grand Turk or 3384942 Providenciales. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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FNMs first budget presentation Economy worse than PLP said

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 31st 2017: DPM and Finance Minister Peter Turnquest in his maiden Budget Communication said the economy is bleaker than expected; $400M worse than stated.In making the FNM Government’s first Budget presentation since taking oath two weeks ago, Minister Turnquest says while he cannot justify the actions of his predecessors, coming into office has presented the situation bleaker than they first imagined, and says the former administration left a bare cupboard.The Finance Minister says the Perry Christie Administration misled the people of Bahamas by initially stating debt at $100M, however Minister Turnquest says in actuality it stands at a staggering $500M.The debt is attributed to expenditure incurred post Hurricane Matthew, and to policies implemented in days just before the lead up to the May 10th polls.The situation, Minister Turnquest says, has caused the FNM government to defer its manifesto plans for tax relief measures until a decrease in the country’s fiscal burden.Minister Turnquest says however, some reduction in taxes will be implemented.The Opposition PLP will no doubt challenge this report when it gets a chance to speak during Budget Debate.  Members of the party are already on record accusing the Minnis-led administration of misleading the public.#MagneticMediaNews#BudgetPresentation20172018#FinanceMinisterPeterTurnquestSaysEconomyWorstThanPLPSaid Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Difficult Driving Conditions Expected On Seward Highway

first_imgUpdates will be posted as they are made available. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The National Weather Services and Department of Transporation has issued a road conditions warning for the Seward Highway from Indian Road to Rabbit Creek. Be prepared for winter driving. Temperature: 26 to 33 degrees. Poor visibility, Light snow, Freezing rain, Ice glaze, Black ice, Snow removal equipment on roadway, Stay back 200 feet from snowplows, Slippery road surface, Reduce your speed, Ice on Bridges/Overpasses, Drive with headlights on, The warning issued stated the area between Indian Road to Rabbit Creek on the Highway is difficult/poor driving conditions.last_img read more

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Soldotna To Conduct Feasibility Study On Relocation Of Sewage Discharge

first_imgCurrently wastewater is collected from approximately 29 miles of sewer lines and 16 different lift stations to the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant for treatment and disposal. Once treated and disinfected,  the wastewater is currently discharged at mile 20 of the Kenai River. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna City Council unanimously approved an ordinance at their council meeting on February 28, in order to appropriate funds to conduct an effluent discharge study for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The ordinance will allow the city to update the outdated report, and evaluate the efficiency of the plant as it currently runs and study the feasibility of alternative options for the wastewater disposal. Robert Ruffner, member of the Board of Fisheries spoke to the Soldotna City Council on Wednesday, February 28: “We know that the discharge happens in an area that king salmon are spawning. If there is an alternative that would result in not having that discharge occur in an area as important as it does now, that would be great.”center_img Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-wastewater-.mp3VmJennifer-on-wastewater-.mp300:00RPd According to the ordinance the last report done on the city’s wastewater effluent discharge was conducted in 2000. The ordinance approves the appropriation of $35,000 to update the city’s current practices, and to potentially establish an alternative.last_img read more

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Facebooks Zuckerberg called Pelosi after altered video but she hasnt responded

first_img Post a comment Share your voice Politics Tech Industry 0 Tags Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Would you take a call from this man? Nancy Pelosi apparently didn’t. James Martin/CNET Silence might speak louder than words for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has criticized Facebook for not removing a video that was altered to make her seem drunk. On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Pelosi to talk about how the company deals with misinformation but that she wasn’t “eager” to hear his explanation and didn’t call back. Their staff members have been in touch, though, according to the Post, which cited unnamed people familiar with the matter. Tensions between the California Democrat and the world’s largest social network have escalated after Facebook decided to leave up the doctored Pelosi clip. Facebook doesn’t label the video itself as manipulated, but on desktop computers it shows articles from fact-checkers alongside the clip, and it reduced the video’s reach on NewsFeed. Twitter also left up the video. Google-owned YouTube took it down. One version of the video, posted by the group Politics WatchDog, got nearly 3 million views, but it’s no longer available. The group claimed last week that Facebook took it down, but the social network said it didn’t. Pelosi said in May that Facebook’s refusal to remove the altered video showed that the company’s leaders were “willing enablers” of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.Pelosi didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Facebook declined to comment or confirm the Post’s report. On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on manipulated media and “deepfakes,” a technique that uses AI to create videos of people doing or saying something they didn’t. last_img read more

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Russia sees boost ahead of talks

first_imgRussia sees boost ahead of talks93 viewsRussia sees boost ahead of talks93 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Russia sees boost ahead of talks93 viewsBusinessThe aftermath of the latest fighting in rebel-controlled Donetsk. Scenes like this are deepening fears that the violence in eastern Ukraine is reaching a new tipping point. And adding impetus toVentuno Web Player 4.50The aftermath of the latest fighting in rebel-controlled Donetsk. Scenes like this are deepening fears that the violence in eastern Ukraine is reaching a new tipping point. And adding impetus tolast_img read more

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Google silently stores your purchase history makes it hard to delete

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:51Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:49?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Watch: Google CEO Sundar Pichai explains why searching ‘idiot’ turns up Donald Trump’s imagescenter_img Last week, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai wrote a New York Times op-ed that stated, “privacy cannot be a luxury good.” But behind this, Google has a secret page that records your every single purchase, even if you purchased it elsewhere, like in a store or from Flipkart.A page named as “Purchase” has all the purchase history that you ever made. Digital receipts of every purchase, which is made at different platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, Myntra etc. are received at Gmail and Google secretly scans Gmail and records every purchase data. It is a little freaky, and it’s reasonable to be sceptical about why Google is keeping this information.In an emailed statement, Google said to CNBC: “To help you easily view and keep track of your purchases, bookings and subscriptions in one place, we’ve created a private destination that can only be seen by you. You can delete this information at any time. We don’t use any information from your Gmail messages to serve you ads, and that includes the email receipts and confirmations shown on the Purchase page. We’re always working to help people understand and manage their data.”Is this data used for serving ads?Facebook and Google know more about you and have an immense amount of information about you, like your personal habits, location history, and purchase history. Like a social network, both organisations dominate the online advertising industry. Google collects data using methods and tools its users may not be fully aware of, like purchase history. And these tools are increasingly coming under scrutiny because tools collect this data in such a way that it is observed by human employees during the artificial intelligence training process. Google tracks purchasesScreenshotCollection of data in this way is bizarre and it shows Google’s struggle to transparently communicate its privacy policies and ad-tracking methods. However, a Google spokesperson said, “The purchase history is removable and we don’t use any information from your Gmail messages to serve you ads.” Google tracks purchasesScreenshotHow to delete purchase historyDeleting purchase history is not easy as Google doesn’t let you delete or clear this information, at least not directly. You will have to delete the information one by one, and that too by going back to the source email and deleting it. Hectic! Google tracks purchasesScreenshotAs of now, the main reason behind this purchase page is still ill-defined. Even if it’s not being used for ads, it doesn’t make any sense of tracking years of purchases and make it hard to delete that information.last_img read more

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Bengaluru water crisis will only worsen as governments chase wrong policies

first_imgDay Zero in Bengaluru.ReutersBengaluru’s water shortage is a topic that has grabbed intense focus over the years. Everyone agrees that rapid expansion of India’s Silicon Valley has led to alarming depletion of water sources. Yet very little has been done over the years to address the basic problems. The latest projections say Bengaluru will run out of groundwater by 2020 due to the fast pace of growth and urbanisation. However, the authorities are turning a blind eye to the core issues even as the ‘Day Zero’ is almost here. A quick examination of the mess reveals that misplaced policy priorities have worsened the problem over the years. A conversation the International Business Times had with the Indian Institute of Science Professor TV Ramachandra reveals that governments have missed the bus when it comes to preventing the looming water crisis.Professor TV Ramachandra, who is part of the Energy and Wetlands Research Group, was the first to warn that Bengaluru is likely to be the next Cape Town due to the water crisis. He reveals that the situation at hand is critical. As much as 81 percent of the 746 sq km area of Bengaluru is concretised currently. In comparison, during the 1970s, 68.7 percent of the city was covered in green. Between 1973 and 2017, concretised areas have increased 1,028 percent, while 88 percent of green cover and 79 percent of water bodies have been lost. Government should take up cost-effective measuresWhile it’s clear that rampant development has led to the depletion of water sources and the deterioration of the environment, what’s more disturbing is the fact that the proposed solutions are not the right ones. According to Prof Ramachandra, Bengaluru receives 700-800 mm of rainfall but rainwater harvesting is not being implemented adequately. Nearly 15 TMC of water can be saved through rainwater harvesting, but instead of looking at these options governments have been chasing multi-crore projects like Mekedatu, Sharavati and Yetinahole.The most efficient way to conserve water is to rejuvenate the lake and retain the rainwater. If the lakes in Bellandur and Varthur region are desilted 5.4 TMC of water can be stored in the region Corruption The solution for burning civic issues mostly runs into bureaucratic and political corruption. Not just Bengaluru but 370 districts in the country are under drought. The mismanagement of water sources and unplanned urbanisation have taken people to the brink. Water for daily use is getting costlier every year and the tanker mafia is choking city dwellers. At the same time, the government is not looking at cost-effective measures but taking up multi-crore projects.Desilting of lakes, watershed management, recycling and reusing of wastewater should be implemented widely by the government, according to experts. Water contamination affecting healthNot just the quantum of water but the quality of it is also a problem in large urban areas. Vegetable and fish samples taken from lakebeds reveal a high level of contamination. “We took food samples from Bellandur area including fish, spinach and mint. All had the presence of heavy metal and it gets reflected in health in the form of cancer or kidney failure. The environmental literacy in Bengaluru is only 3.5 percent although we have educated people all around the city and the ecological degradation is linked to it,” says Prof Ramachandra. KSPCB monitor displaying water qualityAmal RasheedaliHe also highlights the fact that the BBMP data on water quality is all but flawed. When asked about the water quality data shown on LED screens installed around the city, the expert pointed out that the data could be flawed. “The BWSSB secondary treatment plant cannot remove the nutrients or heavy metals, in the inflow it shows the presence of these nutrients but in the outflow, it is zero,” he said.Who will address Bengaluru’s water woes? It’s estimated that as much as 98.5 percent of the city landscape will be concretised by 2025. Will a solution be in place by then? Only if the government acts quickly and adopts the right strategies.  IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:26Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:25?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Closecenter_img The Mekedatu project in Ramanagara district aims to enhance the supply of drinking water to Bengaluru and recharge the groundwater table in the region. The project cost is around Rs 5,900 crore, according to the DPR. On top of it, nearly 52.5 sq km of forest land will be submerged if the controversial project goes ahead.The objective of Sharavati project was to bring the river water to Bengaluru from Linganamakki reservoir in Shivamogga district. But according to studies, the water retention in the catchment has come down and the dam there is silted. To make it worse, people living downstream Sharavati did not have water during the summer, raising questions if it was feasible to transfer water to Bengaluru. Yetinahole is a similar case and comes with a revised cost of Rs 13,000 crore. The authorities say it harnesses 24 TMC of water but in reality, only 9.85 TMC is available.Prof Ramachandra tells IBT Media that rejuvenation of lakes and propagation of water harvesting are the more efficient ways to conserve water than implementing big-budget projects. However, even when many of these government projects are failing and public money is wasted, not many seem to be questioning the wrong policies. “The most efficient way to conserve water is to rejuvenate the lake and retain the rainwater. If the lakes in Bellandur and Varthur region are desilted 5.4 TMC of water can be stored in the region. But the BDA has an objection against removing the silt as they said that only 20 per cent will be desilted,” said Prof Ramachandra.The BWSSB secondary treatment plant cannot remove the nutrients or heavy metals, in the inflow it shows the presence of these nutrients but in the outflow, it is zero The largest water body & the most polluted lake in Karnatakalast_img read more

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BSF kills one more Bangladeshi

first_imgA Bangladeshi national was shot dead allegedly by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Kiranganj border in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj early Monday.The deceased was Dulal, 20, son of Safikul Islam of the area.Quoting locals, Binodpur Union Parishad chairman Enamul Haque said BSF members of Murshidabad camp fired gunshots on a group of youths, including Dulal, when they went near border pillar No. 178 around 2:00am, leaving Dulal dead.Later the BSF men dragged away Dulal’s body, he added.Commanding officer of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) Rangpur-59 battalion lieutenant colonel Mahmudul Hasan said BGB will hold a flag meeting with BSF over the incident soon.On Sunday, another Bangladeshi was shot dead by the BSF at Burimari border in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat.last_img read more

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Fishermen turn lifesavers in Tunisia

first_imgTunisian fishermen prepare their nets inside a boat in the port of Zarzis in the southern coast of Tunisia on 21 May 2019. Photo: AFPThe Tunisian trawler radioed in for help as it passed the migrant boat in distress out at sea. But with the packed craft still adrift two days later, captain Chamseddine Bourassine took direct action.Fishermen from the North African country are spending more and more time pulling in stranded migrants after a sharp decline in humanitarian and European naval patrols along the stretch of water between war-wracked Libya and Italy.Bourassine, his crew and three other fishing boats ferried the 69 migrants back to shore on May 11, five days after their boat pushed off from Zuwara on the western Libyan coast.”The area where we fish is a crossing point” between Zuwara and the Italian island of Lampedusa, said Badreddine Mecherek, a Tunisian fisherman from Zarzis near the border with Libya.Fisherman from Zarzis have saved the lives of hundreds of migrants in recent years, and as the number of boats leaving western Libya for Europe spikes with the return of calmer summer seas, they will probably have to save even more.”First we warn the authorities, but in the end we end up saving them ourselves,” Mecherek grumbled as he tinkered with his rusting sardine boat.European countries in the northern Mediterranean are trying to stem the number of migrants landing on their shores, and the Tunisian navy with its limited resources only rescues boats inside the country’s territorial waters.Since 31 May, Tunisia itself has barred 75 migrants from coming ashore after they were saved in international waters by a Tunisian-Egyptian tug boat.Contacted multiple times by AFP, Tunisian authorities have refused to comment.’Angel'”Everyone has disengaged” from the issue, said Mecherek, adding it was hampering his work.Fishermen who run across migrants on their second day out at sea are at least able to have done a day’s work, he added, “but if we find them on the first night, we have to go back”.”It’s very complicated to finish the job with people on board.”The complexity of the rescues grows when fishermen find migrants adrift closer to Italy.When Bourassine and his crew last year tugged a boat towards Lampedusa which was adrift without a motor, they were jailed in Sicily for four weeks for helping the migrants. It took months to recover their boat.Humanitarian boats and those of the European Union’s “Operation Sophia” anti-piracy force had scooped up most stranded migrants in recent years, but rescue operations dropped in 2019.A Tunisian fishing boat arrives at the port of Zarzis in the southern coast of Tunisia on 21 May 2019. Tunisian fishermen are finding themselves more and more involved in rescuing illegal boats leaving Libya for Italy, due to the difficulties of NGOs in the eastern Mediterranean and the disengagement of European military ships. Most of the fishermen have already brought back migrants – saving hundreds of lives over the years. Photo: AFP”Now most often we are the first to arrive… if we aren’t there, the migrants die,” Mecherek said.On 10 May, a Tunisian trawler just barely saved the lives of 16 migrants after they had spent eight hours in the water. Sixty others drowned before the ship arrived.Survivor Ahmed Sijur said the boat’s appearance at dawn was like that of “an angel”.”I was loosing hope myself, but God sent us the fishermen to save us,” the 30-year-old from Bangladesh said.’Police of the sea’ Mecherek is more worried than proud.Tunisian fishermen prepare life jackets to be used in case they meet migrants in distress at sea, on 21 May 2019 at the port of Zarzis in the southern coast of Tunisia. Photo: AFP”We don’t want to see all these corpses anymore. We want to catch fish, not people,” he said, adding his crew was growing uneasy.”I have 20 seamen on board asking, ‘Who will feed our families?'” he added.”But local fishermen will never let people die at sea.”For Tunisian Red Crescent official Mongi Slim, the fishermen “are practically the police of the sea”, adding that many migrants say large ships won’t stop to help.Under pressure to catch their quota during a short annual season, big tuna boats out of Zarzis often call the coast guard instead of stopping themselves to help.”We report the migrants, but we can’t bring them back to shore… We only have a few weeks to fish,” said one crew member.For Chamseddine, the summer months look difficult.”With fighting having resumed in Libya, traffickers are free to work again…. There’s a risk of many shipwrecks.”last_img read more

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Enjoy Republic Day weekend with exotic dishes

first_imgOne can embark on a journey to taste the various delicacies at the Imperial, as weekend is the time when one wants to enjoy good food and relax in the ambience. But when it is a little hard to move out of the house, one can make the following recipies given by Prem K Pogakula, Executive Sous Chef, The Imperial and have a good time.Burra kebab- baby shank of lamb slowly cooked in tandoorIngredients:  Mutton shank – 500 gms, cut into small bite-sized pieces Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’For marinade #1Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tspRaw Papaya – 1/2 tbl sp, choppedMustard Oil – 2 tbl spCumin Powder – 1/4 tspNutmeg Powder – a small pinchCardamom Powder – a small pinchTurmeric Powder – a pinchSalt – 1/4 tspBlack Pepper Powder–1/2 tspAsafoetida Powder – a small pinch   For marinade         Hung Curd – 1 cuppaneer – 1/4 cup, crumbledMalt Vinegar – 1 tbl spBesan Flour – 2 tbl spMustard Oil – 2 tbl spKashmiri Red Chilli Powder – 3/4 tspCinnamon Powder – 1/8 tsp Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixCardamom Powder – 1/4 tspTurmeric Powder – 1/8 tspRed Food Colour – 1/8 tspBlack Salt – a pinchGaram Masala Powder – 1/8 tspFenugreek Leaves – 1/2 tblspChaat Masala – 1/4 tspMethod:                         1. Heat oil in a pan and roast the besan for 3 minutes on low flame.2. Remove and keep aside.3. Prick the mutton pieces with a fork.4. Combine and mix the marinade #1 ingredients in a bowl.5. Add the mutton pieces and mix well.6. Keep aside for 8 hours. 7. Meanwhile, mix the paneer and yogurt thoroughly till smooth.8. Take mutton out from the first marinade and pat dry on clean cloth and add all the ingredients of marinade #2, combine till smooth.9.  Now add the marinated mutton pieces and mix well.10. Keep aside to marinate for another 8 hours.11. Place the marinated mutton pieces on steel skewers11. Baste with any remaining marinade and cook for 12 to 18 minutes in a tandoor at medium heat.Tomato, basil and parmesan gnocchi with sage butterIngredients:                   Gnocchi750gms potatoes (about 1 medium)1 large egg yolk1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground black pepperPinch of grated nutmeg7 tablespoons (about) all purpose flourParmesan cheese-50gmsTomato Paste-75gmsBasil Paste-75gmsSage Butter Sauce:2 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 cup sliced shallots1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage100ml grated Parmesan cheesePreparation              For gnocchi:Preheat oven to 450°F. Pierce potatoes with fork. Bake until tender, about 1 hour.Cool slightly; cut potatoes in half and scoop pulp into large bowl. Mash potatoes well. Mix in egg yolk, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Mix in enough flour to form firm, slightly elastic dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 3 equal portions.In one part mix parmesan cheese. In the second part mix tomato paste. In the third  part min basil paste.Gently roll 1 portion between hands and work surface to form 1/2-inch-thick rope about 18 inches long. Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Roll each piece over tines of dinner fork to make grooves in gnocchi. Arrange gnocchi in single layer on floured baking sheet. Repeat with remaining 2 portions of dough.Working in small batches, cook gnocchi in large pot of boiling salted water until gnocchi rise to top and are tender for about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer gnocchi to a large baking pan.For sage butter sauce:Cook butter and olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat until butter begins to brown for about 2 minutes then add sage. Season to taste with salt and pepper.Add gnocchi to sauce in skillet and cook until heated through for about 1 minute.Check for seasoning and finish with grated Parmesan cheese.last_img read more

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VIDEO Bears RB Tarik Cohens combine workout mirroring a punt return TD

first_imgLast year at this time, Tarik Cohen was tearing up the NFL Combine on his way to getting drafted by the Bears. As a rookie, Cohen proved to be a 4th round steal with big play ability at running back and as a returner.In the spirit of the combine, the Bears’ social media department went to work and synced up an eye-popping punt return TD against the Niners with various drills from the combine that mirror the incredible return. The result is good internet.Watch Cohen from the combine mirror Cohen the pro..@TarikCohen‘s #NFLCombinevs.@TarikCohen‘s reality pic.twitter.com/HPkS77TC2i— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 1, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Russian broadcaster CTC Media has launched a dedic

first_imgRussian broadcaster CTC Media has launched a dedicated second-screen app that uses audio synchronisation to provide additional services related to broadcast shows on tablets and smartphones.The company had previously experimented with second-screen technology by launching an app for its Molodezhka TV series in autumn 2014, which was downloaded over one million times in the course of the show’s run.According to CTC, the series increased its average viewing time among the public from 10 minutes to 30 minutes over the course of the season, and the app content had over 1.5 million shares on social networks. It also helped deliver a 40% lift in mobile views over the course of the season.CTC will now extend the experiment to cover its entire programme schedule, offering a chat capability to all viewers and the ability for app users to subscribe to schedule notifications.Viewers can also use the app to build long-term storyline forecasts and test during episodes of shows, as well as receive additional information about upcoming shows.“The launch of the first Second Screen app for Molodezhka was a success, and the app was very popular among our viewers, making our decision to cover the whole programming schedule of CTC Channel with Second Screen features a no-brainer. Second Screen offers an opportunity to create alternative storylines, shows what happens to the characters beyond the scenes, and does much more. We are expanding the television dimension over all app user,” said Alexey Pivovarov, director of CTC’s transmedia projects department.“We stay put on our strategy to transform CTC Media from a traditional broadcaster into a content holding distributing all our products across all media and platforms where we have our viewers. As a part of this process, we launched Russia’s first mobile satellite app to support the whole programming schedule of our flagship channel in the upcoming season. This launch was the final step to establish CTC Media as a clear technology leader of the market. I am confident that in 2015-2016, our channel-wide second screen will build on success of our pilot app launched last year and exceed its viewership and business achievements,” said Yuliana Slashcheva, CEO of CTC Media.last_img read more

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AE Networks UK has launched SVOD service CrimeIn

first_imgA+E Networks UK has launched SVOD service Crime+Investigation Play on Amazon Prime Video Channels.A+E is charging customers £3.99 (€4.50) for a monthly subscription to Crime+Investigation Play, with an initial 7-day free trial.The UK service carries true crime shows such as Robbie Coltrane’s Critical Evidence (Season 1), Homicide Hunter (Season 3) and The Jail: 60 Days In (Season 4).Subscribers can access the service via Prime Video app on smart TVs, iOS and Android mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets and games consoles and through the web at amazon.co.uk/channels.The launch comes a month after the arrival of A+E’s History Play  on Prime Video Channel, which has series such as WW2 Treasure Hunters, The Curse of Oak Island and Hunting Hitler.Adrian Pilkington, SVP of commercial strategy for A+E Networks UK, said: “As the home of true crime, launching Crime+Investigation Play on Amazon Prime Video Channels means we can reach more fans of the true crime genre and share our world class content of ground breaking documentaries and global hit series with new audiences.”last_img read more

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