Topics discussed with Jim Mora on Critical Mass today were:
If you’re over fat you could be under slept: – the impact of sleep deprivation on weight gain.
The third and final debate between presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is being live streamed here.
The Auckland research disproved a view that the cheap cost of fatty and sugary food was driving an obesity epidemic.
But this latest research, presented at an obesity conference in Auckland last week, revealed there was no difference in the weekly spends between the most and least healthy eaters.
Auckland nutritionist Rebecca Whiting, who led the study, said a person’s ethnicity and salary can have more influence on shopping habits than pricing.
“There are a number of factors that drive consumption, and the cost of food is only one – and it may not be as important as we think.
“Habit, preference, meal planning, time, taste, and the desire for family harmony all contribute to the types of food families buy and the meals they prepare.”
Cost has been used as an excuse for junk diets and obesity but this research shows the issue is far more complex than that.
New growing sites may help save kiwifruit – Jamie Morton:
The Psa bacterium is here to stay so growers must manage it, says horticulture expert.
Kiwifruit growing regions outside the Bay of Plenty could soon play bigger parts in a $1 billion-a-year industry battling a bacterial scourge that is here to stay.
Professor Ian Warrington, co-president of the International Horticulture Congress, has suggested ways New Zealand could live with Psa-V, which has now spread as far as Hawkes Bay since its discovery in heartland Te Puke nearly two years ago. . .
Landcorp denies Crafar farms ale meddling – Andrea Fox:
Landcorp chief executive Chris Kelly says he’s getting fed up with suggestions that, as intended Crafar farms manager for Chinese purchaser Shanghai Pengxin, he is frustrating iwi efforts to buy two of the central North Island farms.
The state-owned enterprise boss said he had heard the rumours and they were “simply not correct”.
However he said that as the two farms at Benneydale constituted a significant 25 per cent of the whole 16 farm Crafar estate package, personally, he would be asking Landcorp’s future Chinese partner to consider why it would want to sell them. . .
The Clutha Agricultural Development Board’s latest project, on the value of probiotics to calves in their first few weeks of life, is believed to be of national and possibly international importance.
The project involved about 300 calves on three farms in the Clutha district.
In New Zealand, only one limited study of the possible weight gain and health benefits to calves has been done previously, and the board was thought to be undertaking a “significant study of national and perhaps international importance”, the board said. . .
Future of sheep farming ‘not flash‘ – Sally Rae:
The potential for New Zealand’s primary sector is significant but the industry must get better at how it takes its products to markets, both individually and collectively, New Zealand Merino Company chief executive John Brakenridge tells Agribusiness reporter Sally Rae.
Imagine New Zealand without sheep and without a sheep industry.
That is a scenario New Zealand Merino Company chief executive John Brakenridge poses.
A scenario that he says is “actually quite on the cards” if the status quo continues. . .
Bettering deer genetics just the job for Sharon – Sally Rae:
Sharon McIntyre reckons her new role as DEERSelect manager is about “a perfect fit” for her skill set.
The Gore-based farm consultant, who has been heavily involved in genetics for 25 years, was enthusiastic about the part-time position.
She has provided technical assistance to Sheep Improvement Ltd (SIL) for five years and it was a “logical step” to be involved with improving deer genetics as well.
DEERSelect runs a system to evaluate the genetic worth of stags which then allows breeders and finishers to select for desirable traits in their deer herds. . .
At 10 this morning the High Court will hear the Maori Council’s pleas for an injunction against the government’s plans to sell a minority share in Mighty River Power.
Is this motivated by:
A) a principled belief that Maori own water.
C) the hope of more money for Maori.
D) the certainty of more money for lawyers.
42 BC Roman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi – Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeated Brutus’s army. Brutus committed suicide.
425 Valentinian III became Roman Emperor, at the age of 6.
1086 At the Battle of az-Zallaqah, the army of Yusuf ibn Tashfin defeated the forces of Castilian King Alfonso VI.
1295 The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England was signed in Paris.
1503 Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany was born (d. 1539)
1641 Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641.
1642 Battle of Edgehill: First major battle of the First English Civil War.
1694 British/American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec from the French.
1707 The first Parliament of Great Britain met.
1812 Claude François de Malet, a French general, began a conspiracy to overthrow Napoleon Bonaparte, claiming that the Emperor died in Russia and that he was now the commandant of Paris.
1844 Robert Bridges, English poet, was born (d. 1930).
1850 The first National Women’s Rights Convention began in Worcester, Massachusetts.
1861 U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases.
1864 American Civil War: Battle of Westport – Union forced under General Samuel R. Curtis defeated Confederate troops led by General Sterling Price at Westport, near Kansas City.
1867 72 Senators were summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.
1870 Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Metz concluded with a decisive Prussian victory.
1906 Alberto Santos-Dumont fliew a plane in the first heavier-than-air flight in Europe at Champs de Bagatelle, Paris.
1911 First use of aircraft in war: An Italian pilot took off from Libya to observe Turkish army lines during the Turco-Italian War.
1912 First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo between the Serbian and Ottoman armies began.
1915 Among the fatalities when the transport Marquette sank in the Aegean Sea were 32 New Zealanders, including ten nurses – making 23 October the deadliest day in the history of this country’s military nursing.
1915 In New York City, 25,000-33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue to advocate their right to vote.
1917 Lenin called for the October Revolution.
1929 Great Depression: After a steady decline in stock market prices since a peak in September, the New York Stock Exchange began to show signs of panic.
1929 The first North American transcontinental air service began between New York City and Los Angeles, California.
1931 Diana Dors, British actress was bron (d. 1984).
1940 Pelé, Brazilian footballer, was born.
1941 Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov took command of Red Army operations to prevent the further advance into Russia of German forces and to prevent the Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow.
1942 World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein began.
1942 All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner were killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims was award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger (“Thanks for the Memory”, “Love in Bloom”, “Blue Hawaii”).
1942 Michael Crichton, American writer, was born (d. 2008).
1942 The Battle for Henderson Field began during the Guadalcanal Campaign.
1944 : Battle of Leyte Gulf – The largest naval battle in history begins in the Philippines.
1946 The United Nations General Assembly convened for the first time.
1948 A plane crash on Mt Ruapehu killed 13 people.
1956 Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation.
1958 The Springhill Mine Bump – An earthquake trapped 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, the deepest coal mine in North America at the time.
1958 The Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves, appeared for the first time in the story Le flute à six schtroumpfs, a Johan and Peewit adventure by Peyo which was serialized in the weekly comics magazine Spirou.
1972 Operation Linebacker, a US bombing campaign against North Vietnam ended after five months.
1973 A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ended the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria.
1983 Lebanon Civil War: The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut was hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 U.S. Marines. A French army barracks in Lebanon was also hit, killing 58 troops.
1989 Phillips Disaster in Pasadena, Texas killed 23 and injured 314.
1992 Emperor Akihito became the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil.
1993 Shankill Road bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb prematurely detonates in the Shankill area of Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians.
1998 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reached a “land for peace” agreement.
2001 The Provisional IRA began disarmament after peace talks.
2001 Apple released the iPod.
2002 Moscow Theatre Siege began: Chechen terrorists seized the House of Culture theater in Moscow and took approximately 700 theatre-goers hostage.
2004 A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
2007 A powerful cold front in the Bay of Campeche caused the Usumacinta Jackup rig to collide with Kab 101, leading to the death and drowning of 22 people during rescue operations after evacuation of the rig.
2011 – A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia