Mushrooms cropping

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaMushrooms are cropping up everywhere as a result of last month’srainfall. Many look just like the ones you buy in the grocerystore. But University of Georgia experts warn that they may notbe safe to eat.In fact, chlorophyllum, a mushroom commonly seen in yards and ongolf courses, looks very similar to some edible mushrooms, saidCharles Mims, a plant pathologist with the UGA College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences. But chlorophyllum is highly toxic and causes severe upsetstomach.”It’s one that will definitely make you sick to the point thatyou might even wish you were dead,” Mims said.To be safe, people should not eatwild mushrooms unless they areskilled in mushroom identification.”I would never suggest anyone go out and randomly collect wildmushrooms to eat,” Mims said. “You have to know what you’repicking.”Optimum conditionsConditions are ideal for mushrooms to reproduce right now. “They pop up when the environmental conditions are right and thisis usually triggered by moisture or temperature,” Mims said. Thisis why certain species are only seen in the fall of the year andothers only in the spring.”The drought conditions we’ve experienced over the past fewmonths have kept us from seeing [many] mushrooms, but the body ofthe mushroom, known as the mycelium is present year-round in thesoil.”Mycelium grows unseen usually alongside tree roots before formingmushrooms.Fungus among usMushrooms belong to the group of organisms known as fungi whichincludes the molds and mildews found on our foods and in ourhomes.”Pathogenic forms cause diseases in plants and animals includinghumans,” Mims said. The yeast we use for baking bread andproducing alcohol are also fungi.”According to Mims, other types of yeast may cause infection inhumans. Ringworm is another type of fungus infection that isharmful to humans.The domestic mushrooms we now find in grocery stores andrestaurant dishes were once wild mushrooms, he said. “Agaricus, the mushroom commonly found on pizzas, came fromnature back in 1760s in France,” he said. “Shiitake mushroomswere first domesticated in China in 500 A.D.”Call of the wild [mushroom]Mims says some cultures in Europe and Southeast Asia commonlycollect and eat wild mushrooms, but he doesn’t recommend amateursdo the same.”Collecting mushrooms is a big part of these cultures and it’s askill that is taught from one generation to the next,” he said. Mims recommends buying a good mushroom identification book orjoining a mushroom club to learn which ones are edible.”There are a number of excellent books available on mushrooms,”Mims said. “And there are a lot of people out there who docollect and eat wild mushrooms. There’s a group in Athens thattakes mushrooms walks and then meets to identify the samples theycollect.”If you do harvest wild mushrooms, Mims suggests that you firsthave them identified by someone who knows about edible andpoisonous species and that you consume only a very small portionthe first time you eat a new find. “There are a lot of wild mushrooms that are good to eat,” hesaid. “And there are some that will kill you. The most poisonousmushrooms in the world belong to the genus amanita. Their poisoncan destroy your liver and there is no good treatment available.”If you don’t want to risk getting a stomachache, Mims suggestsdining out.”You can always play it safe and go to a restaurant that serveswild mushrooms,” he said. “Then you get the experience withoutthe risk.”last_img read more

Trail Mix December 2012

first_img Powered by Flash MP3 Player Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit are featured in our Best of 2012 Trail Mix.Trail Mix is wrapping up 2012 with a bang.  This could very well be the best mix of music we have put together, and that is only appropriate, as December always brings our Best of 2012 Trail Mix.Featured this month are twenty-two songs from our favorite records of the year.Here they are . . . .Amber Rubarth – Storms Are On The Ocean/From Sessions from the 17th WardBalmorhea – Days/From StrangerBirds of Chicago – Trampoline/From Birds of ChicagoBuddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale – I Lost My Job Loving You/From Buddy & JimChatham County Line – Crop Comes In/From Sight & SoundCorb Lund – September/From Cabin FeverDave McGraw & Mandy Fer – Seed of a Pine/From Seed of a Pine Elizabeth Cook – Gospel Plow./From Gospel PlowHolly Golightly & The Brokeoffs – Goddamn Holy Roll/ From Sunday Roll Me OverJanis Martin – Wild One (Real Wild Child)/From The Blanco SessionsJason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Danko/Manuel/From Live From AlabamaJim Lauderdale – Iodine/From Carolina Moonrise: Bluegrass Songs by Jim Lauderdale& Robert HunterJustin Townes Earle – Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About MeNow/From Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me NowKasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson – Wreck and Ruin/From Wreck & RuinMurder By Death – Lost River/From Bitter Drink, Bitter MoonNels Andrews – Barroom Bards/ From ScrimshawThe Old Ceremony – Star By Star/From Fairytales & Other Forms of SuicideOld Man Luedecke – Kingdom Come/From Tender Is The NightRayna Gellert – The Stars/From Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other GoneWorldsTim O’Brien & Darrell Scott – With a Memory Like Mine/From We’re Usually A LotBetter Than ThisVictor Wooten – Get It Right/From Words & TonesWill Johnson – You Will Be Here, Mine/From ScorpionWe all get tired of the tacky Christmas music on the radio this time of year.  Drop this Best of 2012 Trail Mix on your iPod and jam it instead.  And, if you are looking for a great gift for that music lover in your life, seek out two or three albums from these great artists, wrap them up, and drop them under the tree.Download Trail Mix December 2012 here.Click here to open the player in a new window.Download more music from month’s past here! They never go out of style.No flash player!It looks like you don’t have flash player installed. Click here to go to Macromedia download page.last_img read more

PAHO rejects report of resistant H1N1 cases on US-Mexico border

first_imgAug 4, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – A Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) official today rejected a media report that quoted her as saying that antiviral-resistant cases of novel H1N1 influenza had been found along the US-Mexican border.Details in the original article, published by Agence France-Presse (AFP), were sketchy and at times confusing. The report, which quoted Maria Teresa Cerqueira, PhD, chief of PAHO’s US-Mexico border office in El Paso, Tex., said a few oseltamivir (Tamiflu)-resistant cases had been detected in El Paso and near McAllen, Tex.The story quoted her as saying one patient diagnosed with a resistant strain had been treated with zanamivir (Relenza) and that “another was given no alternative treatment.” The article didn’t say if either of the patients was initially treated with Tamiflu.But in an e-mail message today, Cerqueira said she was misquoted. She sent the message to PAHO, which shared it with CIDRAP News.Cerqueria wrote that she mentioned McAllen and El Paso as being among the border towns where novel flu virus has been detected. She said that in response to a question about resistant cases, she told the writer she was concerned and that PAHO has recommended surveillance for such cases, especially since people go back and forth across the border for medical care and to buy medicine.Cerqueira said she repeated several times that she had no information on any antiviral-resistant cases in the border area. “It is an unfortunate misinterpretation that needs to be clarified,” she wrote.She wrote that she has heard about two antiviral-resistant cases from a physician in Colombia, but that the source did not say they were near the US-Mexico border.So far, isolated oseltamivir-resistant novel flu cases have been confirmed in Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, and Canada. All of the patients had a history of oseltamivir prophylaxis or treatment, except for the patient in Hong Kong, a girl who was visiting from the United States, where health officials believe she was exposed to the virus.A spokesman for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today referred questions about the alleged border antiviral-resistant cases to PAHO, and a World Health Organization spokesman said its experts were following up on the claims in the report. A PAHO spokeswoman said the group was working on a statement to clarify the comments attributed to Cerqueira.See also:Aug 3 AFP storylast_img read more

Sinclair had right to use free speech

first_imgI know what the mistake is that people make who claim a constitutional infringement for Sinclair’s directive that its stations read a statement about “fake news” and their commitment to provide news that’s confirmed and reliable — read locally by our own Liz Bishop. But what am I missing? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I heard the statement as read and believe it to be saying to people to consider the source, make sure that it’s reliable, and that the stations would only present confirmed facts and attempt to do so without bias. What did I miss?What those who claim a constitutional infringement missed is that the “free speech” constitutional protection is a prohibition against the government limiting speech, not speech in the private sector. Sure, Sinclair is licensed to use the airwaves, but that does not make the company an arm of the government. Sinclair can direct its employees to speak or not speak, just as an employer can hire or fire for a good reason, a bad reason or no reason at all (unless the reason is discriminatory or violates an employment contract).Freedom of speech isn’t a license to say or not say whatever you please. Nor does it shield you from the fallout from people who don’t like what you say. Freedom of speech isn’t a prohibition against a private-sector employer directing its staff or subsidiaries from taking and stating its position.BRUCE S. TRACHTENBERGNiskayunaThe writer is a former town justice.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over Bethlehemlast_img read more

More time, more money

first_imgGIANCARLO Cimoli, who assumed the chief executive’s mantle at Italian State Railways after the arrest of Antonio Lorenzo Necci last September, is getting to grips with the complex world of railway politics. Necci had set up an array of subsidiary companies that dabbled in all kinds of peripheral activities, but Transport Minister Claudio Burlando has ruled that diversification must stop. Cimoli and his financial strategist Fulvio Conti, both previously at the top of the Edison industrial empire, have so far refrained from rushing ahead with headline investment projects.Their caution is perhaps dictated by what is happening to the Roma – Napoli high speed line. Last year Ercole Incalza, head of the FS high speed rail subsidiary TAV, admitted that the project was behind schedule by up to nine months, but Cimoli has since learnt that the April 8 1999 target completion date may be missed by two years. Compared with the 22 years needed to complete the Roma – Firenze direttissima, that would be pretty good going.Much of the delay can be blamed on the problems of threading the alignment through the urban tangles of Roma and Napoli, where much time has been lost haggling with local authorities. Agreement has now been reached at both ends, although the trade-off is inevitably a higher price. General contractor Iricav has told TAV that it believes the lost time can be recouped, but this too will entail splashing a few more lire around. The figure mentioned is an extra 1000bn lire on top of the contracted price of 5508bn lire.Under the 1996 finance bill, Cimoli has 7800bn available for capital investment, but before committing it, he has ordered a fresh three-year plan to be drawn up. Be that as it may, Italferr-SisTAV alone is expected to place contracts worth 3000bn lire during 1997. qlast_img read more

Cairns house in Edge Hill on market for $700,000s

first_imgGorgeous timber floors throughoutNow, current owners Carly Steele and Matthew Sligar are moving and have listed the quaint home for upward of $700,000.iicon Portfolio agent Sue Clyde-Smith is marketing the home and said the best part of the property had to been the indoor/outdoor kitchen. 64 Walsh St, Edge HillTwo years after they bought this 1942 Edge Hill home, the owners are parting ways with the stunning property.The grand Queenslander at 64 Walsh St is walking distance from the Edge Hill cafe precinct. Verandas, verandas, verandasMs Clyde-Smith said there was “absolutely nothing to do — simply move in and enjoy”. Warm, rich timber floors, high ceilings, and period cornices have drawn in plenty who want to get a closer look.The adjoining deck overlooks an established tropical garden, featuring meandering paths leading to the pool. Upstairs there are two living rooms, three bedrooms and a beautifully renovated bathroom, plus a fabulous butlers’ pantry just off the kitchen with ample storage and preparation zones. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoAn outdoor/indoor kitchen.“The room is a sensational integration of indoor/outdoor living which may be closed off with huge bi-fold glass doors in the cooler weather or simply left open during summer,” she said. “This aspect of the home is very reflective of the tropical lifestyle we love. Cool, relaxing and totally enjoyable.“You’ll enjoy wonderful views to Walsh’s pyramid and the proximity to the village. “The home was constructed in 1942 and retains the wonderful character of this era. This character is immediately recognised from the street view — an impressive Queensland style exactly as we like it.” 64 Walsh St, Edge HillDuring the 1950s the downstairs area was enclosed to provide additional rooms and storage and has been used by the present owners as guest accommodation. “Although only 2.1m high these rooms are light bright and breezy,” Ms Clyde-Smith said.64 Walsh St was first sold in 1987 for $83,000.last_img read more

Malin to Build AWS Ocean Energy’s Wave Energy Converter

first_imgMalin Renewables has secured a £1 million contract by AWS Ocean Energy to supply a fifty-tonne wave energy converter.Malin will build the half scale Archimedes Waveswing power generation device, designed for offshore wave energy production.The development of the Archimedes Waveswing is funded by Wave Energy Scotland through its Novel Wave Energy Converter programme.The Waveswing will be fabricated and assembled at Malin’s Westway Park site in Renfrew.Ben Sharples, director Malin Marine, said: “We are thrilled to be working on this project with AWS, as it provides the opportunity to deliver a turnkey solution, building on our expertise in delivering complex, multi-faceted projects.“This particular project enables the team to utilize their expertise in hydraulics, electrical power, air systems, pressure vessels and mooring, delivering an integral piece of equipment for the wave energy sector.”Activity will start immediately to create the first partial-scale converter, which will work to verify the concept to drive forward grid scale and micro grid scale variants.This developmental step is supported by a continued working relationship between AWS and the wider Malin Group, which is set to continue in the future through the development of the Scottish Marine Technology Park (SMTP).Simon Grey, CEO of AWS Ocean Energy, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Malin for this critical contract.  We are really excited by the opportunity presented by Malin’s Marine Technology Park and look forward to seeing future generations of Waveswing built there.”The SMTP will be developed on the upper Clyde at Old Kilpatrick and will be a centre of excellence for the marine industry, creating 1000 jobs.It will feature a large fabrication facility and a deep-water jetty with a 1,100 tonne ship hoist which will be required to support the commercialization of wave energy technology of this scale.last_img read more

MSC: Terminals, cargo operations not impacted by network outage

first_imgThe network outage that hit one of Mediterranean Shipping Company’s servers in Geneva last week is not affecting the company’s cargo operations, the company said on Monday. The Swiss-based container shipping heavyweight insists that the outage remains confined to its headquarters, impacting solely some internal data processes, msc.com and MyMSC. The liner major said that significant progress has been made to solve the network outage in Geneva and MSC’s team of experts continues working on the issue. “All MSC departments, terminals and depots are serving customers as usual and cargo is flowing without interruptions. Customers can continue place bookings and online booking platforms such as INTTRA and others remain functional,” MSC statement reads. When approached on Friday by our news desk, the company did not rule out the possibility of a cyber-attack.last_img read more

Man arrested for failure to serve home detention

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg man was arrested after he failed to show up to jail.Greensburg police say Keith Hendershott, 25, was taken into custody on a warrant and charged with violation of a home detention order and failure to return to lawful detention.Hendershott was convicted of a theft in October and was sentenced to 360 days and was ordered to begin serving the home detention portion of the sentence by November 29.A warrant for his arrest was issued after he failed to report to the jail by December 2 to serve a 90 day jail term for failing to start serving home detention.last_img

Liverpool complete signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern

first_img Loading… “It also [has] this kind of family [feeling] that I need because we [like to] have a very close relationship with the club and I think I will feel this, I will have this feeling, with this club as well.” Thiago moves to Anfield fresh from helping Bayern clinch a prestigious treble as they won the Bundesliga, German cup and Champions League in 2019-20, during which he featured 40 times. Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World Moments after sealing the move, Thiago told Liverpoolfc.com: “I think it’s an amazing feeling. I was waiting for this moment for a long time and I am very, very happy to be here. “When the years are passing, you are trying to win as much as you can – and when you win, you want to win more. I think this club describes what I am as well; I want to achieve all of the goals, win as many trophies as possible. Read Also: Liverpool open Barcelona talks about Dembele loan “Everything is more compact and we started a little bit later, but still it is football and I think we have to mix all the big things up, all the good things we have. I will help the team in a defensive and offensive [way] and also in a mental aspect. “[The fans] are not more excited than I am, for sure not! It is not about saying words, it is about doing the things. I will give my heart on the field to my teammates, the club and also to the fans.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Premier League champions Liverpool have completed a deal for the permanent transfer of Thiago Alcantara from FC Bayern Munich. According to Liverpool official website, the Spain international midfielder has put pen to paper on a long-term contract with the Reds and becomes the club’s second signing of the transfer window, following Kostas Tsimikas in August. The 29-year-old, who also has 39 caps for Spain, spent seven seasons at the Allianz Arena having transferred to Germany from FC Barcelona, where he began his career. In total, Thiago has won nine league titles, two Champions Leagues and two FIFA Club World Cups with his respective previous teams. He added: “I must adapt to the team as fast as I can in the situation and the context that we are living right now.last_img read more