The Daily Tulip
Friday 23rd September 2016
“No peace for the Wicked” I’m Off to Seville this morning as my Son David has to present documents, so it’s an early start for me this morning which means Bella and I were out into what only can be described to you yesterday “as a magnificent morning!”.. ….. High light cloud, Cool fresh breeze off the ocean and the promise of a nice day, even if most of it will be in Seville
Good Morning Gentle Reader I’m Robert McAngus and this is The Daily Tulip ……Denmark currently holds the title of world’s happiest country. But we could imagine at least one Norseman back in time who, after a failed cooking attempt, probably felt little of the famed Danish hygge. In a hilly wetland north of Silkeborg, archaeologists have unearthed a wholly intact Bronze Age clay pot containing a cheesy and charred residue burned to its inside. “It’s a glassy, foamy substance, a lot like when you’ve had a fire and the ashes have been burning so hot that they sometimes cinder together, forming a crumpy texture,” says Kaj F. Rasmussen, head archaeologist from Silkeborg Museum. “It seems to be related to myseost from Norway, a brown whey cheese.” For the uninitiated, myseost — or mysost — is a cheese redolent of sweet caramel notes. This, however, was just ancient, burnt cheese. Its discovery can also be attributed to its container, which withstood the test of time.
It doesn’t always pay to stay in shape. Human lifespans last way beyond our normal reproductive years, a relative rarity in the animal kingdom. But recent research says there’s a reason: Men who put on weight and experience a testosterone drop as they get older are more likely to continue to reproduce, and those lower testosterone levels make it easier to fight infections. Men who reproduce later in life then pass on longevity genes — which could explain why we’ve ended up living so long.
The Political Transformation of India’s Most Populous State makes it a state of uncertainty. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a lot of development promises, but his 200-million-strong home state of Uttar Pradesh isn’t always happy with his follow-through. Water distribution remains unequal, garbage piles up into towers and river water floods the streets of the holy city of Varanasi. Development concerns are breaking up old caste-based voting blocs, and in a state that’s considered a microcosm of the world’s largest democracy, many votes are up for grabs going into the unpredictable 2017 elections.
The U.S. Treasury Department has granted permission to Boeing and Airbus to export commercial planes to Iran, a Treasury spokesperson told NPR. The government has approved a deal — not yet finalized — for Boeing to sell IranAir 80 commercial passenger aircraft. Thumbs-up from the Treasury is a major step forward on a key portion of last year’s deal between Iran and six world powers including the U.S., in which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for relief from decades-long sanctions. That relief officially started in January, as we reported.
“These licenses contain strict conditions to ensure that the planes will be used exclusively for commercial passenger use and cannot be resold or transferred to a designated entity,” the Treasury spokesperson said. Boeing and Iran reached a $20 billion provisional agreement in late June for 80 aircraft, Read More: https://www.facebook.com/RMGAVIATION/
Historical. A possible turning point. These are the words health researchers are using to describe a declaration passed Wednesday by the U.N. General Assembly aiming to slow down the spread of superbugs — bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics.
“I think the declaration will have very strong implications,” says the World Health Organization’s Dr. Keiji Fukada. “What it will convey is that there’s recognition that we have a big problem and there’s a commitment to do something about it.” Every year, more than 2 million Americans get sick with antibiotic-resistant infections, and tens of thousands die as a result, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Common diseases, like urinary tract infections and pneumonia, are becoming harder and harder to treat. And new superbugs are cropping up — even here in the U.S. — that are resistant to last-resort drugs. Doctors have been warning about this problem for decades. But in the past year or so, another group of researchers has started taking interest in superbugs: economists. And they quickly realized the problem goes way beyond health. “Antibiotic resistance has immense economic consequences and immense implications for food,” Fukada says.
A recent report from the U.K. government found that antibiotic-resistant bacteria could cost the world $100 trillion by 2050 if nothing is done about it. The World Bank predicts drug-resistant infections could damage the economy as much as — or even more than — the 2008 financial crisis. And annual global GDP could drop by 1 to 4 percent, the agency says. On top of that, farmers around the world have come to rely on antibiotics to raise animals. The drugs make pigs, cows and chickens grow fatter more quickly — and keeps them healthy in densely packed quarters.
“If we lose that ability we begin to perhaps lose the ability to have adequate food supplies in the world,” Fukada says. Read More:https://www.facebook.com/RMGScience2016/
Our Tulip today is called Tulipa “Pink Passion” a soft pale pink and this beautiful flower graces the garden in early spring, best plants in think tight groups..
A Sincere Thank You for your company Gentle Reader and Thank You for your likes and comments I love them and always try to reply, so please keep them coming, it’s always good fun, As is my custom, I will go and get myself another mug of “Colombian” Coffee and wish you a safe Friday the 23rd of September from my home on the southern coast of Spain, and where the blue waters of the Alboran Sea washes the coast of Africa and Europe and the smell of the night blooming jasmine and Honeysuckle fills the air…and a crazy old guy and his dog Bella go out for a walk at 4:00am…on the streets of Estepona…
All good stuff….But remember it’s a dangerous world we live in just read the news….. Be safe out there…