From the summit of Bald Mountain, at an altitude of 2700m, I can make out the Pioneer Mountain range stretching lazily into the horizon. The peaks glimmer with the remnants of the winter snow, while the base shimmers from the summer heat. It is a magnificent scene, but for my brittle bicycle rapidly hurtling down the side of a cliff. My host later had to apologise for dropping me in the steep end for my first mountain biking experience. Sun Valley, in the US state of Idaho, is a fabled ski and summer resort in North America. Ernest Hemingway famously fell in love with the place. He wrote ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ while staying at the Sun Valley Lodge, and would die in the neighbouring town of Ketchum two decades after. The area is chic and cosmopolitan. Known as America’s first ski resort, it is a magnet for a West Coast creative and financial élite. Who would expect in deep red Idaho to hear German, French and Romanian on the same day? It is also … [Read more...] about Sun Valley, Idaho: what to see, do and eat out of ski season
Why dogs wont eat out of bowl
After the Patriots traded for former Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett on March 8, many speculated whether younger brother Martellus, who spent part of two seasons with New England, would come out of retirement to join him. Then on Sunday, Martellus took to Instagram to put an end to the rumors, explaining why he will not be making an NFL comeback next season. Though the former tight end has always wanted to play with his brother, his current commitments with his company, The Imagination Agency, far outweigh his desire to return to football: “This is why I can’t come out of retirement. I would love to play ball with my brother it would truly be a dream come true. But my biggest dream is to change lives with my creativity and that is what I am currently doing [at the Imagination Agency],” Bennett, who recently wrote “Dear Black Boy,” wrote on Instagram. “These kids don’t need another athlete to look up to or to aspire to be there’s … [Read more...] about Martellus Bennett explains why he won’t come out of retirement to join his brother on the Patriots
By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE Published 1:23 pm PDT, Thursday, March 14, 2019 Students join the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement during a climate change protest near Parliament in London, Friday Feb. 15, 2019. The demonstration is one many nationwide to demand action against climate change. (Nick Ansell/PA via AP) less Students join the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement during a climate change protest near Parliament in London, Friday Feb. 15, 2019. The demonstration is one many nationwide to demand action against climate ... more Photo: Nick Ansell, AP Photo: Nick Ansell, AP Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 Students join the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement during a climate change protest near Parliament in London, Friday Feb. 15, 2019. The demonstration is one many … [Read more...] about Why are students walking out of class in San Francisco, Oakland, Peninsula and elsewhere Friday?
A Mansfield shop has been ordered to pay a total of £4,100 after being found selling meats months past their use-by dates. Dayim, which runs Cagla UK Market, Ladybrook Lane, admitted three offences under food safety and hygiene regulations. Mansfield Magistrates’ Court heard the charges related to putting food out for sale that was unsafe, failing to register the food business with Mansfield District Council and failing to put in place food safety procedures.The prosecution followed a routine food hygiene inspection by Mansfield District Council environmental health officers in April 2018.A council spokesman said the officers “found numerous high-risk items” including cured meat, fish, paté and yoghurts past their use-by date.Out of 145 items surrendered for disposal, 88 had expired use-by dates and some products had been re-labelled into English incorrectly. Officers found there was no food safety management system on site and no record of temperature … [Read more...] about Mansfield shop caught selling out-of-date meat
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jenai Engelhard January 10, 2019 With the rise of strict diet movements across America — from paleo to low carb to Whole30 — debates about what and how we should eat have become more polarized than ever. Staunch vegans avoid everything from steak to honey, while followers of other diets reduce their food intake to nothing but meat. Devotees of intermittent fasting, meanwhile, restrict eating to certain windows (daily between 12 and 8 p.m., for instance, or every other day). A friend of mine recently saw a passenger on a flight eating raw meat off the bone. These examples — admittedly the most extreme — illustrate a cultural trend that has emerged over the last two decades and intensified recently: a dogmatic obsession with extreme diets. The percentage of Americans who follow a specific diet grew to 36 percent in 2018, compared with 14 percent in … [Read more...] about Is our obsession with healthy eating out of control?