This week we have Camilla Trigano of Environment Furniture. For more information, show notes, and an upcoming schedule, go to www.thisweekin.com.
This week we have Camilla Trigano of Environment Furniture. For more information, show notes, and an upcoming schedule, go to www.thisweekin.com.
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Disney Magic of Healthy Living – The Weekend – Jammitors
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Get ripped, flat abs in 6 weeks with America’s toughest trainer, Jillian Michaels. Forget boring sit-ups – Jillian’s ab-shredding system will chisel the midsection with her winning combination of core-focused cardio circuits and ab-toning exercises. 6 Week Six-Pack includes two dynamic 30-minute workouts plus warm-ups and cooldowns. Start with Level 1 for three weeks, then advance to Level 2 for increased intensity and fat burn. Stick with it and see dramatic results!Having ripped abdominals may not make you a celebrity–well, unless you’re that guy on Jersey Shore–but if you’re looking to “lose weight, get healthy, and change your life,” as trainer Jillian Michaels puts it, then 6 Week Six-Pack should find a spot on your menu. It won’t be easy; there are two very challenging routines featured here, each of which should be practiced five days a week for three weeks. Nor will it be simply a matter of lying on the floor and doing a few sit-ups. Michaels’s mantra is “shed fat while toning your core,” and in the course of these two approximately 30-minute routines (Level 1 is hard; Level 2 is harder), you’ll spend a good amount of time on your feet doing vigorous aerobic work (marching in place, squats, lunges, leg lifts, and such, all designed to keep the heart rate up), as well as the demanding mat exercises, some of which derive from the plank (or upward pushup) position and thus build arm as well as core strength. The pace is quick, rests are few, and Michaels is a demanding instructor; there’s no coddling here, and the workouts are definitely not for the slothful or faint of heart. But she knows what she’s doing–her emphasis on the breath will be familiar to anyone who practices yoga, as will some of the poses she uses, and her attention to “control, focus, and form” is helpful. “Bring intention to your action,” Michaels says, and judging by the hundreds of positive user responses, it works. –Sam Graham
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Question by big booty mama: Recipes for kids that are picky? Any suggestions?
Do you have any quick and easy recipes for picky kids? Please share all suggestions are appreciated.
I have one that my son loves to share with all of you.
1 hot dog bun
spread cheese on bun and sprinkle bacon bits over top this is refered to as a cheese strings by my son. He just loves them.
Sorry I should have been specific, I am looking for dinner ideas. We have the snacks down pat.
Answer by Tayler B
everyone loves both of those!
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U.S. Army Africa officers take notes during Kwanza 2010
By Rick Scavetta, U.S. Army Africa
VICENZA, Italy – As Angolan women and children waited in a military hospital triage area during exercise Kwanza 2010, a U.S. Army Africa officer took note.
Maj. George K. Allen, Jr. 40, of Lynnwood, Wash., was one of four international observers at the weeklong exercise, conducted in early June in Cabo Ledo, Angola.
The exercise was held by the Central African Multinational Force in order to validate the unit. Known as FOMAC, the force is one of five brigade-size elements that make up the African Union’s African Standby Force.
The FOMAC is built around forces from the Economic Community of Central African States (French acronym CEEAC). Troops who took part in the exercise came from Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sao Tome and Principe and Chad.
Incorporating a medical mission to offer humanitarian assistance during the exercise exemplifies FOMAC’s progressive level of planning and coordination, Allen said.
“It shows that Africans are ready to help Africans,” Allen said. “They had a multi-national staff of military medics representing several central African countries – all working together to help local people. That’s impressive.”
Allen along with Lt. Jonathan Goerk, of U.S. Naval Forces Africa, were among a group of observers that included Maj. Gen. Samaila Iliya from the African Union. As the U.S. military representatives, the American observers were interested in how the force is organized, its logistical and signal capabilities and how FOMAC plans and conducts operations.
“We were there to observe and to learn from the countries within the FOMAC,” Goerk said. “We were grateful for the opportunity to attend.”
The role of the U.S. participants was to observe the event and assess how the United States can best engage with CEEAC and its member states to enhance regional peace and security capacity, including maritime security, disaster response, humanitarian relief operations, and peacekeeping missions.
During the exercise, the multi-national force faced a “real-world” exercise scenario based on events and experiences gained in previous African crisis situations. That meant the primary focus was establishing security and offering care to local people.
Amphibious forces landed at a beach in rib boats from ships just off the coast. Paratroopers leapt from a Cameroonian C-130 transport plane. Medics set up two field hospitals, where local Angolans received care that included pediatric visits, women’s health checks, dentistry and minor surgery.
“They had naval, air and ground forces working with police, civilian components and nongovernmental organizations – all whom worked together to create positive effects,” Allen said. “FOMAC showed that it has the ability to promote security in central Africa.”
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Question by artsyfartsy08: Anybody have a low-fat recipe for Monkey Bread?
My husband has been asking me to make this but I am on Weight Watchers and don’t want to make the full-fat version. Any low-fat suggestions?
Answer by laney
use low fat milk and reduced fat butter is the best I can think of
What do you think? Answer below!
Close up of fruit of Corchorus capsularis, Jute …Chụp gần, trái của cây rau Đay trái tròn …
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Vietnamese named : rau Đay, Đay trái tròn
English names : Jute, White Jute. Bangla White Jute
Scientist name : Corchorus capsularis L>
Family : Tiliaceae . Họ Đay
Searched from :
Corchorus capsularis L. – Đay, Đay quả tròn.
Cây thảo mọc đứng cao 1 – 2m, màu tím nhạt, ít phân nhánh. Lá hình bầu dục hẹp, dài 6 – 10cm, rộng 1,5 – 3cm, đầu nhọn, gốc tròn màu nhạt ở mặt dưới, mép lá khía răng nhọn, hai răng ở gốc phiến có lông dài ở đầu; gân gốc 3 – 5; cuống lá mảnh; có lông ở mặt trên; lá kèm hình dải, dài, nhọn đầu.
Hoa có cuống, tập trung 2 – 3 đóa trên một cuống chung ngắn. Nụ hoa hình bầu dục ngược rộng. Lá đài 4 – 5, có lông ở phía gốc, thuôn hay bầu dục ngược, có mũi nhọn ngắn ở đầu. Cánh hoa 4 – 5, hình bầu dục ngược rộng, có cựa ngắn. Nhị 18, bao phấn vuông. Bầu hình trứng cụt, có cạnh rõ và có ít lông; vòi nhụy rộng, khía răng và cụt ở đầu. Quả hình cầu, có 10 cạnh khá rõ, có mào ngắn ở đỉnh, mở làm 5 mảnh, mỗi mảnh có hai dãy hạt, mỗi dãy có 5 hạt; hạt có cạnh, dẹt.
Gốc ở Ấn Độ được trồng rộng rãi ở Trung Quốc, Việt Nam và các nước nhiệt đới châu Á; cũng gặp cây mọc hoang ở những nơi sáng, ven đường, trên các bãi hoang, nương rẫy…
Ra hoa vào tháng 6.
Vỏ có thể lấy sợi. Ngọn cây, lá non nấu canh như rau đay trồng.
Rễ, lá, hạt và tro của cây được dùng làm thuốc. Rễ dùng trị sỏi bàng quang, ỉa chảy và lỵ; lá dùng trị đau bụng do lỵ, huyết băng và nhọt lở, hạt dùng trị lao phổi còn tro dùng trị ngoại thương xuất huyết. Ở Quảng Tây (Trung Quốc) người ta dùng toàn cây trị thấp khớp đau xương và dùng ngoài trị lở ghẻ.
Ở Ấn Độ, nước hãm lá dùng trị lỵ, sốt, khó tiêu và rối loạn của gan; nước sắc rễ và quả chưa chín dùng trị ỉa chảy.
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Tên Khoa học: Corchorus capsularis L.
Tên tiếng Anh:
Tên tiếng Việt: Đay quả tròn; Bố; Rau đay
Tên khác: Rhizanola cannabina Lour. ex Gomes
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Ðay hay Ðay quả tròn – Corchorus capsularis L,, thuộc hộ Ðay – Tiliaceae.
Mô tả: Cây thảo hằng năm cao 1-2m, màu tím nhạt, ít phân nhánh. Lá hình bầu dục nhọn, hẹp ngang, tròn ở gốc, có mũi nhọn ở chóp, nhẵn, có răng, dài 6-10cm, rộng 15-30mm; răng nhọn; đều, 2 răng dưới có lông dài, gân gốc 3-5. Hoa họp 2-3 cái một ở nách lá. Quả hình cầu hay hình quả lê dài 12mm, rộng 10-11mm, có cạnh lồi, mở thành 5 mảnh van. Hạt dẹp, có góc.
Cây ra hoa tháng 6.
Bộ phận dùng: Rễ, lá và hạt – Radix, Folium et Semen Corchori Capsularis.
Nơi sống và thu hái: Cây của Ấn Độ, nhập trồng làm rau ăn và lấy sợi. Thu hái rễ và lá vào mùa hè; thu hạt vào mùa thu khi quả chín, phơi khô.
Thành phần hoá học: Lá Ðay chứa một glucosid gọi là capsulin, một hoạt chất đắng và bổ, tác dụng lên tim như digitalin của cây Dương địa hoàng. Hạt chứa một chất đắng là corchorin và 2 glucosid digitalin là corchoroside A và corchoroside B, tác dụng tương tự như digitalin đối với tim.
Tính vị, tác dụng: Ðay có vị đắng, tính nóng có độc, có tác dụng tiêu viêm, cầm máu, giải nắng nóng. Hạt Ðay có vị đắng, tính nóng, có độc, có tác dụng hoạt huyết, trợ tim. Ở Ấn Độ, nước hãm lá được xem như làm nhầy, lợi tiêu hoá, nhuận tràng, lợi trung tiện, kích thích, gây cảm giác ngon miệng như một chất bổ đắng.
Công dụng, chỉ định và phối hợp: thường dùng 1. Ðề phòng say nắng và sốt do say nắng, 2. Lỵ; 3. Ho ra máu, nôn ra máu; 4. Ngộ độc cá thối. Dùng 15-30g dạng thuốc sắc. Kỵ thai. Hạt dùng khi bị sài uốn ván, vô kinh, kinh nguyệt không đều. Liều dùng 10-15g, dạng thuốc sắc. Ở Ấn Độ, nước hãm lá dùng trị lỵ, sốt, khó tiêu và rối loạn của gan; nước sắc rễ và quả chưa chín dùng trị ỉa chảy.
1. Lỵ: Lá Ðay tươi 15-30g sắc uống.
2. Ho ra máu, nôn ra máu: Lá Ðay, Cốt khí củ, Long nha thảo, mỗi vị 9g sắc uống.
3. Ngộ độc cá thối: Lá Ðay tươi 90g sắc với 1 lượng đường đỏ mà uống.
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Các loài trong chi Corchorus thỏa mãn một lượng lớn nhu cầu của thế giới về sợi. Sợi từ các loài đay là sợi thực vật phổ biến hàng thứ hai sau sợi bông.
Lá non của một vài loài đay cũng được sử dụng làm rau ăn; đay quả dài (Corchorus olitorius) được sử dụng chủ yếu tại miền nam châu Á, Ai Cập và Cyprus, đay quả tròn (Corchorus capsularis) tại Nhật Bản và Trung Quốc. Chúng có kết cấu nhầy (nhớt), tương tự như ở đậu bắp, khi nấu ăn. Hạt được sử dụng làm hương liệu, và một loại trà thảo mộc được sản xuất từ lá đay khô. Rau đay cũng được sử dụng tại Ai Cập; một số người còn cho rằng nó là món ăn quốc gia trong ẩm thực Ai Cập. Nó cũng là món ăn đặc trưng trong ẩm thực Lebanon, Palestine, Syria và Jordan. Một món ăn điển hình của khu vực này là rau đay hầm ăn cùng cơm và thịt gà luộc. Tại Việt Nam, rau đay chủ yếu dùng nấu canh (với cua, tôm tép), đôi khi với mồng tơi hoặc mướp.
Tháng 9 năm 2007, Sizzler’s, một chuỗi nhà hàng Mỹ, bán Molokhiya cookies (bánh bích quy ngọt) với rau đay là thành phần đặc trưng, tại khu vực Shinjuku ở Tokyo, Nhật Bản.
Lá đay giàu betacaroten, sắt, canxi, vitamin C. Các loài đay có tính hoạt hóa chống ôxi hóa với một lượng đáng kể tương đương α-tocopherol (vitamin E)
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Family • Malvaceae / Tiliaceae
Corchorus capsularis Linn.
Corchorus is a genus plant of about 40-100 species in the family Malvaceae. Jute is confusingly applied to any plant of the genus Corchorus and to its fiber. The chief sources of the fiber are the two species of Corchorus plant: C olitorius and C capsularis. In the Philippines, three Corchorus species are recorded with medicinal uses: Pasau, Pasau na bilog, and pasay na hapa. Another pasau, Pasau-na-hapai, Jussiaea erecta belongs to the family Onagraceae.
Pasau-na-bilog is an erect, branched annual herb, growing up to 1 to 2 meters high. Stems are usually purplish. Leaves areovate-lanceolate, 5 to 12 cm long, pointed at the tip and rounded at the base, with toothed margins and taillike projections on the each side of the midrib. Flowers are in small groups in the axils of the leaves. Sepals are often purplish; petals are yellow. Capsules are globose to globose-obovoid, about 1 cm in diameter with longitudinal ridges.
In clearings, rice paddy banks, and in low, open and wet places in and near settlements.
– Active principle of the jute seed is corchorin, a glucoside ten times more bitter than quinine sulfate.
– From the leaves, capsularin, with the same molecular formula as corchorin.
– Seed contains 2.25 percent of raffinose.
– Oil contains the glycerides of oleic acid, 39.18%; glycerides of linolic acid, 44.63 %; a small quantity of "crude archidic acid," 0.169%; and palmitic and stearic acid.
– Considered carminative, cardiac, laxative, febrifuge, and tonic.
– Leaves considered stimulant, laxative, demulcent, appetizer and stomachic.
– The corchorin may be toxic and some studies suggest a digitalis-effect on the heart.
Seeds and leaves.
Edibility / Nutrition
Edible: Leaves and seeds.
Young fresh leaves eaten as vegetable in various parts of the world – Bangladesh, Middle East, Africa, SE asia.
In Bengal, where it is considered a tonic, a few leaves are commonly added to the daily diet of rice.
In Japan, considered a health food item, dried leaves sometimes used as a substitute for coffee and tea
Leaves sometimes used as condiment.
In Rumpf’s time, when slaves from India were detained in Amboina, there was much use for it as vegetable.
– Leaves are used for headaches.
– Seeds, either as power or in a drink, are used as tonic, carminative and febrifuge.
– In Bengal, decoction of dried leaves used for disorders of the liver.
– Malays use a decoction of the leaves for dysentery, for coughs and phthisis, and as a tonic for children. Also, used for poulticing sores.
– The powdered leaves, dried, 1 or 1 1/2 tbsp to a cup of water, steep for 3 to 5 minutes, and strain before drinking.
– Finely carded fiber sometimes used as base for antiseptic surgical dressings.
– Infusion of leaves used for atonic dyspepsia, liver disorders and as febrifuge. Also used for chronic cystitis, gonorrhea, dysuria, worms in children, hepatic and intestinal colic, and for gastric catarrh.
– Cold infusion of the leaves as a bitter tonic; used in patients recovering from acute dysentery
– A compound infusion of the leaves with coriander and anis seed is an effective bitter stomachic and tonic.
– Poultice of leaves for sores.
– Infusion of leaves for dyspepsia, for de-worming.
– A compound infusion of the leaves with coriander and anis seed used as an effective bitter, stomachic and tonic.
– Bitter seeds given in small doses (60-80 grain dose) for fevers.
– Oil from seeds is used for a variety of skin diseases.
– Fruits used by Sino-Annamites for inflammation, abscesses and as purgative.
– In Bengal, oil from the seeds used for skin diseases.
– Jute: The species provides the greatest part of the jute commerce (burlap, cordage, gunny), with its strong and coarse fiber, about ten times more abundant tha Corchorus olitorius, another source of juite.
– Cultivated in India and China for its fiber.
• Used for paper making.
• Antinociceptive / Antiinflammatory: Study showed the extract of CC exhibited significant antinociceptive and antiinflammatory activities confirming its traditional use for ailments associated with inflammation and pain.
• Galactolipid / Anti-Tumor: Galactolipid 1 has be shown to be responsible for the anti-tumor promoting activity of jute (Corchorus capsularis and C. olitorius).
• Antipyretic / Antinociceptive / Antiinflammatory: Study on the aqueous extract of jute plant leaves, C. capsularis, exhibited significant antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and anti-pyretic activities in a dose-dependent manner and supports its claim of traditional use to treat various ailments.
• Capsugenin: Study yielded a glycoside–capsugenin-30-o-B-glycopyranoside, from the leaves of Corchorus capsularis.
White jute (Corchorus capsularis)
Several historical documents (including, Ain-e-Akbari by Abul Fazal in 1590) state that the poor villagers of India used to wear clothes made of jute. Simple handlooms and hand spinning wheels were used by the weavers, who used to spin cotton yarns as well. History also states that Indians, especially Bengalis, used ropes and twines made of white jute from ancient times for household and other uses.
For centuries, jute has been an integral part of culture of Bengal, in the entire southwest of Bangladesh and some portions of West Bengal, India. During the British Raj in the 19th and early 20th centuries, much of the raw jute fibre of Bengal was carried off to the United Kingdom, where it was then processed in mills concentrated in Dundee. Initially, due to its texture, it could only be processed by hand until it was discovered in that city that treating it with whale oil, it could be treated by machine The industry boomed ("jute weaver" was a recognised trade occupation in the 1901 UK census), but this trade had largely ceased by about 1970 due to the appearance of synthetic fibres.
Margaret Donnelly, a jute mill landowner in Dundee in the 1800s, set up the first jute mills in Bengal. In the 1950s and 1960s, when nylon and polythene were rarely used, one of the primary sources of foreign exchange earnings for the erstwhile United Pakistan was the export of jute products, based on jute grown in then East Bengal (now Bangladesh). Jute has been called the "Golden Fibre of Bangladesh." However, as the use of polythene and other synthetic materials as a substitute for jute increasingly captured the market, the jute industry in general experienced a decline.
During some years in the 1980s, farmers in Bangladesh burnt their jute crops when an adequate price could not be obtained. Many jute exporters diversified away from jute to other commodities. Jute-related organisations and government bodies were also forced to close, change or downsize. The long decline in demand forced the largest jute mill in the world (Adamjee Jute Mills) to close. Bangladesh’s second largest mill, Latif Bawany Jute Mills, formerly owned by businessman, Yahya Bawan, was nationalized by the government. Farmers in Bangladesh have not completely ceased growing jute, however, mainly due to demand in the internal market. Between 2004–2010, the jute market recovered and the price of raw jute increased more than 500%.
Jute has entered many diverse sectors of industry, where natural fibres are gradually becoming better substitutes. Among these industries are paper, celluloid products (films), non-woven textiles, composites (pseudo-wood), and geotextiles.
In December 2006 the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 2009 to be the International Year of Natural Fibres, so as to raise the profile of jute and other natural fibres.
Jute matting being used to prevent flood erosion while natural vegetation becomes established. For this purpose, a natural and biodegradable fibre is essential.
Jute is a rain-fed crop with little need for fertilizer or pesticides. The production is concentrated in Bangladesh and some in India, mainly Bengal. The jute fibre comes from the stem and ribbon (outer skin) of the jute plant. The fibres are first extracted by retting. The retting process consists of bundling jute stems together and immersing them in low, running water. There are two types of retting: stem and ribbon. After the retting process, stripping begins. Women and children usually do this job. In the stripping process, non-fibrous matter is scraped off, then the workers dig in and grab the fibres from within the jute stem. India, Pakistan, China are the large buyers of local jute while Britain, Spain, Ivory Coast, Germany and Brazil also import raw jute from Bangladesh. India is the world’s largest jute growing country.
The plants are tall, usually annual herbs, reaching a height of 2-4 m, unbranched or with only a few side branches. Their leaves are alternate, simple, lanceolate, 5-15 cm long, with an acuminate tip and a finely serrated or lobed margin. Their flowers are small (2-3 cm diameter) and yellow, with five petals; the fruit is a many-seeded capsule. It thrives almost anywhere, and can be grown year-round.
Jute is used as herbal medicine to control or prevent dysentery, worm and constipation etc. It leaves are being used as health-food in Japan. Jute leave is rich in vitamins, carotinoids, calcium, potassium and dietary fibers. Jute leaf contains antitumor promoters; Phytol and Monogalactosyl-diacylglycerol. It may reduce risk of cancer.
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BRIEF DESCRIPTION A herbaceous plant with a straight, slender stem, 3-4 m in height under cultivation. USES It is grown as a fiber crop. The fibers are used for coarse woven fabrics, sacking, or fibers. It is also used in twines and carpet yarns. The soft fibers are weaker than hemp or flax. GROWING PERIOD Annual, may be harvested after 80-150 days, depending on varirty. COMMON NAMES White jute, Yute, Jute. FURTHER INF White jute is native to a region including India, Myanmar and sourthern China. It can be found in tropical lowland and perhaps also highland. It require a humid climate with a relative humidity between 60 and 90% in the growing period, but diurnal fluctuations of up to 50% are not a disadvantage. Young plants are sensitive to waterlogging, but more mature plants will tolerate flooding. White jute is often grown on areas that are inundated every year and enriched by deposits. It is a short-day plant but longer days prolong the vegetative phase and it is therefore normally sown when the day-length exceeds 12.5 hours. White jute is more commonly grown than the closely related, tussa jute (C. olitorius). Yields may be about 34 t/ha of green plants giving 2 t/ha of dry retted fiber.
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