Pauciloquent – uttering few words; laconic.
Women who reduce lamb and beef in their diets are more likely to suffer depression, according to the new study.
Experts admitted surprise at the findings because so many other studies have linked red meat to physical health risks.
The team made the link after a study of 1000 Australian women.
Professor Felice Jacka, who led the research by Deakin University, Victoria, said: “We had originally thought that red meat might not be good for mental health but it turns out that it actually may be quite important. . .
Tech means go slow to speed up – Richard Rennie:
A warts and all insight to precision agriculture’s impact on those at the sharp end includes frustrations over data quantities it generate but also the rewards of sticking with it and saving significant sums along the way.
At this year’s precision agriculture conference in Hamilton delegates had the chance to learn about hands-on farmer experiences with the many different versions of the technology and pick up some lessons on how to get the most from it. . .
Consumer demands for more transparency in food production are expected to bring greater rewards for New Zealand farmers demonstrating good environmental stewardship.
The push for more transparency came from a growing interest in how food was produced, Ministry for Primary Industries’ director general Martyn Dunne told delegates at the International Tri-Conference for Precision Agriculture in Hamilton on October 16. . .
Concern for farmers involved in outbreak – Sally Rae:
South Canterbury Rural Support Trust trustee Sarah Barr says she is very concerned for the farmers involved with the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak, describing it as an “excruciating experience” for them.
Mrs Barr, who has been working closely with the farmers, urged the community to support them.
“Keep in mind how terrible it is for these guys losing their animals,” she told about 50 people attending a public meeting in Waimate this week.
Ministry for Primary Industries technical liaison officer Victoria Barrell said Mycoplasma bovis was a “terrible disease“. . .
NAIT disease response fell short – Annette Scott:
National Animal Identification and Tracing fell short of expectation in the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis response, Ministry for Primary Industries readiness and response director Geoff Gwyn says.
He told a farmer meeting in Waimate on Thursday that NAIT animal declaration had played a key part in the response.
“But we have learnt a lot. It has fallen short of expectation, been disappointing,” Gwyn said.
“If this had been a fast moving disease we could well be in a different situation. . .
Orchard buyers set new kiwifruit gold standard as Zespri expands plantings – Gerard Hutching:
Prices for kiwifruit orchards have hit new highs, with a handful of sales this week in Bay of Plenty over the $1 million per hectare mark.
Stan Robb of PGG Wrightson Real Estate in Te Puke said properties were in such demand they were snapped up in days.
In June the region was abuzz with news of the first orchards to break through the $1m per ha ceiling. Those orchards had a full crop on them, so the new owners could make an immediate income, unlike the recent ones. . .
- Does this mean people living here and experiencing what was happening had a greater appreciation that National had the country going in the right direction than those living overseas who had to rely on the media?
- Will at least some of these people who voted Green in a much greater proportion than people living here did, come home and face the consequences now their party has some influence in government?
Votes within NZ: Labour 36.86%; Green 6.06%; NZ First 7.3% and National 44.61%.
Overseas votes: Labour 38.2%; Green 15.23%; NZ First 2.88% and National 37.35%
Whatever you think of her politics, Prime Minister designate Jacinda Ardern is an intelligent and articulate woman who appears to genuinely want to make New Zealand a better place.
You might disagree with at least some of what she wants to do and how she wants to do it – and I do – but that is no excuse for abusing her personally and buying into ADS – Ardern Derangement Syndrome.
The left was badly afflicted by Key Derangement Syndrome. This was because they couldn’t understand John Key’s popularity and wouldn’t let the facts on what he and his government achieved get in the way of their antipathy.
It’s too late for the anonymous scribe who asked did Jacinda Ardern curse the All Blacks?
But anyone else tempted towards ADS, needs to take a deep breath, swallow their bile and engage their brains.
Personal abuse of politicians is the lazy refuge of those who have neither the wit nor words for substantive debate on actions and policies.
There is already so much scope for criticism of plans and policies, there is absolutely no need for critics to lower themselves by getting personal.
I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds. – Robert Bridges who was born on this day in 1844
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 corpusin 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 Women’s suffrage: 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.
1925 – Johnny Carson, American television host, was born (d. 2005)
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 – Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, was born (d. 2007).
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 Peewitadventure by Peyo which was serialized in the weekly comics magazineSpirou.
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 UsumacintaJackup rig to collide with Kab 101, leading to the death and drowning of 22 people during rescue operations after evacuation of the rig.
2011 – The All Blacks won the Webb Ellis Cup for the second time in seven attempts, defending grimly to hold onto an 8–7 lead over France in front of 61,000 spectators at Eden Park.
2011 – A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
2015 – The lowest sea-level pressure in the Western Hemisphere, and the highest reliably-measured non-tornadic sustained winds, were recorded in Hurricane Patricia, which struck Mexico hours later, killing at least 13 and causing over $280 million in damages.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia