Coffle – a line of animals, prisoners or slaves chained and/or driven along together.
Plant patties may not be any healthier than beef burgers, expert says – Esther Taunton:
They’re touted as better for both people and the planet, but highly-processed plant-based “meats” may not be healthier than red meat, an expert says.
BurgerFuel this month became New Zealand’s first nationwide burger chain to add plant-based patties made by California-based company Beyond Meat to its menu.
Based on pea protein, the patties are free from gluten, soy, dairy and genetically modified organisms. . .
Science to fore in reducing stress – Toni Williams:
”Our brain is working 10 times faster than ever predicted possible. We’ve lost control,” says resilience speaker and crisis negotiator Lance Burdett.
It has led to overthinking with increased negative thoughts, sleep problems and much worse.
And people needed to learn how to turn their brains off, he said.
Mr Burdett, the founder of WARN International, was in Ashburton May 9 to speak at an event hosted by the Rural Support Trust Mid Canterbury. It was part of a national tour. Around 130 people attended . .
It’s not ”rocket science”, South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) committee member Amy Johnston says.
She and other committee members have put together BrightSIDE, an afternoon session during the dairy conference on June 25, which is specifically for farm workers, and focuses on career progression.
Mrs Johnston, who, along with husband Graeme, is a 50/50 sharemilker on two farms with 900 cows, wants to encourage dairy farm owners and employers to pay the $100 fee for their staff to attend. . .
A Maori farming partnership near Lake Taupo, which began to diversify 10 years to lower nitrogen impact, is experiencing wide-ranging benefits and opportunities.
Tuatahi Farming Partnership, which farms 6000 hectares of high country land in the catchment above Lake Taupo, was one of the first and largest landowners to strike a deal with the newly established Lake Taupo Protection Trust to protect the long-term future of the lake.
Tuatahi sold 28 tonnes of its nitrogen footprint to the trust for $10 million and sold carbon credits from tree planting to Mercury Energy. . .
Harvesting the benefits of diversity – Jenny Ling
A Northland couple run a diverse operation consisting of three business units. Jenny Ling reports.
Northland farmers Shane and Dot Dromgool already run a successful dairy and beef operation but recently branched out into the world of viticulture in a bold bid to diversify their business.
The couple run a robust operation, Longview Shorthorns, farming pedigree beef Shorthorn cattle on the outskirts of Kerikeri. It consists of a 300ha beef unit and a 200ha dairy operation. . .
Big data is coming to a small production enterprise near you. Is it worth the time and money to embrace it?
Speakers at Saturday’s Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association conference in Armidale gave numerous examples of how computer assisted problem solving will directly benefit producers, and smooth speed bumps along the supply chain – with potential to bring premium prices. . .
Neo-liberal is almost used as a derogatory label.
If, as Politikiwi’s political values quiz says, it means:
Neo-liberals believe in economic liberalism, favouring austerity and the privatisation of government services
I’m not so sure I am one.
An economic liberal, yes.
Favoring austerity? It depends. I’m in favour of a government that takes only as much as is necessary and prioritises needs over wants.
But I also support social investment and policies which aim to tackle root causes of problems. That often necessitate spending more sooner to reduce the need to spend more later.
Privatisation of government services? Some definitely, but not all.
However, the answers I gave to the quiz calls me a a neo-liberal:
It says I”m centrist on the social axis, strongly capitalist, balanced on the national axis and moderate on the state one.
Wikipedia defines neo-liberal as: ideas associated with laissez-faire economic liberalism and free market capitalism.
By those measures and that definition, I am proud to be one.
Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.
And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling – Shanti
1085 Alfonso VI of Castile took Toledo, Spain back from the Moors.
1420 Henry the Navigator was appointed governor of the Order of Christ.
1521 The Diet of Worms ended when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.
1659 Richard Cromwell resigned as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth of England.
1738 A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ended the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
1787 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates convened a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States. George Washington presided.
1803 Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and philosopher, was born (d. 1882).
1809 Chuquisaca Revolution: a group of patriots in Chuquisaca (modern day Sucre) revolted against the Spanish Empire, starting the South American Wars of Independence.
1861 – The first edition of The Press went to press.
1865 In Mobile, Alabama, 300 were killed when an ordnance depot exploded.
1878 Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, American entertainer, was born (d. 1949).
1878 Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore opened at the Opera Comique in London.
1892 Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav resistance leader and later president, was born (d. 1980).
1895 Playwright, poet, and novelist Oscar Wilde was convicted of “committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons” and sentenced to serve two years in prison.
1913 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster, was born (d. 1965).
1914 The United Kingdom’s House of Commons passed the Home Rule Actfor devolution in Ireland.
1921 Hal David, American lyricist and songwriter, was born (d. 2012).
1925 John T. Scopes was indicted for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
1927 Robert Ludlum, American writer was born (d. 2001).
1933 Basdeo Panday, 5th Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, was born.
1936 Tom T. Hall, American singer and songwriter, was born.
1936 The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, began.
1938 Raymond Carver, American writer, was born (d. 1988).
1938 Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante caused 313 deaths.
1938 – Margaret Forster, English historian, author, and critic, was born (d. 2016).
1939 Ian McKellen, English actor, was born.
1940 World War II: The Battle of Dunkirk began.
1946 The parliament of Transjordan made Abdullah I of Jordan their king.
1953 At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conducted its first and only nuclear artillery test.
1953 The first public television station in the United States officially began broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston.
1955 First ascent of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition.
1955 – In the United States, a night-time F5 tornado struck the small city of Udall, Kansas, killing 80 and injuring 273. It was the deadliest tornado to ever occur in the state and the 23rd deadliest in the U.S.
1959 Julian Clary, British television personality, was born.
1961 Apollo program: John F. Kennedy announced before a special joint session of Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a “man on the moon” before the end of the decade.
1962 The Old Bay Line, the last overnight steamboat service in the United States, went out of business.
1963 In Addis Ababa, the Organisation of African Unity was established.
1966 Explorer 32 launched.
1966 The first prominent DaZiBao during the Cultural Revolution in China was posted at Peking University.
1978 Bastion Point protestors were evicted.
1979 American Airlines Flight 191: A McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashed during takeoff at O’Hare International Airport killing 271 on board and two people on the ground.
1979 Six-year-old Etan Patz disappeared from the street just two blocks away from his New York home, prompting an International search for the child, and causing President Ronald Reagan to designate May 25th as National Missing Children’s Day (in 1983).
1981 In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council was created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
1982 HMS Coventry was sunk during the Falklands War.
1985 Bangladesh was hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which killed approximately 10,000 people.
2000 Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdrew its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
2001 Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
2002 A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique killed 197 people.
2011 – Oprah Winfrey ended her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
2012 – The Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS).
2013 – Suspected Maoist rebels killed at least 28 people and injured 32 others in an attack on a convoy of Indian National Congress politicians in Chhattisgarh, India.
2013 – A gas cylinder exploded on a school bus in the Pakistani city of Gujrat, killing at least 17 children and injuring 7 others.
2018 – The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable.
2018 – Ireland voted to repeal the Eight Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, prohibiting abortion in all but a few cases, choosing to replace it with the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.