Barley is back

first_imgGerman milling company Kampffmeyer Food Innovation has reintroduced an ancient barley variety Stone Age barley flakes.The grain contains high levels of cholesterol-lowering beta glucans, is easy to process and, due to its high amylopectin content, also extends the shelf-life of baked goods.Barley has been out of favour in the bakery sector for many years, according to the firm, having been pushed aside by wheat and rye varieties that were superior in taste and higher-yielding. However, barley is one of the healthiest grain types and has a much lower fat content than other grains. Its mild aromatic taste and light colour go down well with consumers, says Kampffmeyer.Product manager Bettina Zeuch added: “The rediscovery of this ancient barley variety offers the baking industry the ability to produce healthy yet tasty baked goods with a high barley content.”last_img read more

Cultrera Runs in New England Meet

first_img admin Latest posts by admin (see all) Latest Posts Bio Anthony Cultrera of the Sumner Tigers was among the Maine competitors at the recent New England Indoor Track Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. He ran in the 55-meter dash, finishing 19th and besting such Maine standouts as Brewer’s Ben Sinclair and Hermon’s Justin Cullens. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015last_img

Premier League ramps up plans for resuming season

first_imgPLANS to resume the Premier League season will step up this week in what has been labelled “Project Restart”.Arsenal, Brighton and West Ham have opened their training grounds to players for individual work on Monday.The league is hopeful of a potential 8 June restart and finishing at the end of July to fit in with Uefa’s European competition plans. This would require full training to begin by 18 May.Top-flight clubs will meet on Friday to discuss options for the restart.It comes as details emerge of a cross-sport working group set-up to discuss options for returning to training.The Premier League has been suspended since 13 March because of the coronavirus pandemic and all clubs remain committed to playing this season’s 92 remaining fixtures.All games are expected to be held behind closed doors and the league is considering making some available on free-to-air TV.One issue under debate on Friday will be what “approved stadiums” will be used and whether that will be a limited number of grounds or neutral venues.However, a return to action still depends on the government’s five tests being met, especially an increase in testing, and meeting social distancing guidelines.What are the five tests?It also hinges on the conclusions reached by regular cross-sport meetings of senior medical officials discussing the health protocols for competing behind closed doors, which are set to start late this week.The BBC reported on Saturday how the government has plans for a series of these meetings to help elite sport resume.The move was described by a source close to the plans as a “quickening of the pace” and intended to help sport resume “within weeks”, if progress was made.More than 20,000 people in the UK have died with coronavirus.On Sunday, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said it would be “difficult” for amateur sport to return this summer due to the “level and scale of interaction” but that professional sport may be able to return “because of the scale of testing” that could be introduced.Clubs in Germany’s Bundesliga have already returned to training and the top-flight season is ready to restart on 9 May if given the go-ahead by the government.In Italy, Serie A sides can return to individual training on 4 May and team training on 18 May after the Italian prime minister announced the first steps in lifting the country’s coronavirus lockdown.World players’ union Fifpro says the return of football risks sending a “bad signal”.“There is a huge logistical and medical/scientific question about testing and protocols but also a social one,” said secretary-general Jonas Baer-Hoffmann.“We need guidance and protocols on how to return in a healthy and safe manner. Football is a contact sport and we feel very high protection standards are required.“Are we sending the right message to society, and are we encouraging a healthy return to normal life? Or are we sending a bad signal that football has different rules to the rest of the world?”(BBC Sport)last_img read more

FHP: Dozens of Employees, Including Officers, Self-isolating as Precaution

first_imgMore than 40 Florida Highway Patrol employees are self-isolating because of exposure to the coronavirus, including three state troopers who have tested positive for COVID-19, FHP spokesman Aaron Keller confirmed on Thursday.Some of the employees decided to self-isolate after coming into close contact with people who tested positive for the virus, while others had traveled to “virus hotspots” or were exposed to people who had traveled to those places.Keller adds that the troopers who tested positive are part of Troop E in Miami, Troop L in Lake Worth and Troop I in Panama City.“In each case, the Florida Highway Patrol immediately engaged with local health officials and followed self-isolation guidelines. The health and safety of the public and our employees remains our top priority, and the Florida Highway Patrol is following current CDC guidance for law enforcement,” Keller’s statement emphasizes.Those guidelines explain that employees should wash their hands, maintain a distance of at least six feet from other people when possible, have trained emergency-medical service workers assess transportation to health-care facilities of anyone who may have the virus, and also to ensure that only trained employees with appropriate protective gear come into contact with people who may have the virus.Additionally, federal guidelines recommend that officers clean and disinfect their uniforms.The Florida Highway Patrol has more than 2,000 employees.During the coronavirus outbreak, troopers have helped check motorists who are entering the state from Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey and New York, which are all states that have seen large numbers of cases.In an executive order issued last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis mandated that all visitors from those hotspots isolate for 14 days upon entry to the state or for the duration of their visits, whichever time period is shorter.last_img read more