CattleWomen’s Corner: Caribbean ribeye steaks with grilled pineapple salad

first_imgThis recipe for Caribbean ribeye steaks with grilled pineapple salad is from beef Ribeye steaks, boneless, cut 1 inch thick, about 12 ounces each3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided2 teaspoons ground cumin Salt1. … 1/4 to 1/5 teaspoon ground red pepper4 fresh pineapple slices, cut 1/2 inch thickOr, 4 to six canned pineapple slices can be substituted for fresh pineapple.1 medium red bell pepper, cut in half lengthwise1 medium limelast_img

SA mine detector gets top recognition

first_imgRay Maota Landmines such as these pictured cause devastation during wars as they do not discriminate between combatants and civilians, who end being dismembered and killed. (Image: Wikipedia) The Husky 2G is used to clear the path of mines for the military and civilian personnel during combat. (Image: RSD) MEDIA CONTACTS • Rolling Stock and Defence Division  +27 11 914 1400 RELATED ARTICLES • Swedish army prefers SA vehicle • Two centuries of SA military history • SA provides security to South Sudan • Rooivalk gets its wingsThe locally made Husky 2G Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector (VMMD) has been named one of the top 10 greatest military inventions by the US army, proving that South Africa’s engineering ranks among the best in the world.The recent announcement was made in Washington DC at the annual meeting of the Association of the US Army.A ceremony held during the meeting paid tribute to inventions which have improved the lives of soldiers around the world.Scott Fish, US army chief scientist, commended the inventions and the brains behind them by saying: “They are all driven by a deep desire to make things better and are not satisfied with a concept of utopia. They go beyond that: they make something real and they make it happen now.”Fish compared the inventions to Apple products for their simplicity and ease of use, paying homage to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who recently passed away.Addressing delegates at the ceremony, Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary of the US army, said: “Anything you do to innovate and help our soldiers is incredibly appreciated by the folks who are deployed. I am so impressed. Thank you for what you do for our soldiers.”Unique detection systemThe VMMD was designed and developed by DCD-Dorbyl’s Rolling Stock and Defence Division.The two-seater vehicle is used to detect and clear the field of mines before army and civilian personnel move in.The Husky 2G is a derivative of the single-seater Husky Mark III, which has been used in combat since the early 1980s. It has helped clear mines in the Balkans, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.According to DCD-Dorbyl’s defence division, what makes the VMMD stand out from other mine-detection systems is its ability to pass over pressure-fused anti-vehicle landmines without detonating them.The system is so durable that in the event of a mine being detonated, any damage can be repaired within two hours.Nearly 400 of these South African-made systems have been used throughout the world in combat situations.Top 10 winnersThe nominations for the best inventions were put forward by veteran combat soldiers.In addition to the Husky 2G, they included: the 5.56mm M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round; 40mm Infrared Illuminant Cartridge; Green Eyes – Escalation of Force Kit Integration with the Crows System; Jackal Explosive Hazard Pre-Detonation System; M240L 7.62mm Lightweight Medium Machine Gun; mCare Project; Dismounted Mortar Fire Control System; RG-31 Robot Deployment System; and the Soldier Wearable Integrated Power Equipment System.The Enhanced Performance Round is a modified type of bullet used by US forces in Afghanistan, which has a larger steel penetrator on its tip.The Infrared Illuminant Cartridge makes it possible to track enemy troops more effectively at night.The Green Eyes technology disturbs an individual’s vision, making driving or aiming a weapon impossible.The Lightweight Medium Machine Gun is a less bulky derivative of the existing M240B machine gun.last_img read more

“Solar Sailing” GC908D GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – March 21, 2011

first_imgSince 2002 geocachers in Washington, D.C. have explored the solar system on foot. “Solar Sailing” (GC908D), a Multi-Cache, transforms geocachers into interstellar explorers. RobAGD writes on the cache page: “This cache will walk you from our Sun to the furthermost reaches of our solar system. The walk is scaled so that everything is within scale of the real solar system.”The solar system is so reduced in size the walk is less than half a mile through the Washington, D.C. Mall.  Earning a smiley on this cache requires uncovering information from your scaled down journey through the solar system. You must email answers to the cache owner.The Sun at one 10-billionth actual sizeMore than 1200 geocachers have logged a find on the Multi-Cache to date. “Solar Sailing” has earned 53 Favorite points, making it one of the top ten favorite caches in the U.S. capitol. Geocaching Favorites is a new feature on often use their log as a chance to thank the cache owner. One geocacher writes: “It’s nice to see that you can learn a bunch just walking the streets. Very nice walk, and it took us to a few other caches along the way which is always nice! TFTC.”Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”November Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsNovember 9, 2012In “Community”October Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsOctober 12, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

My Month With a ChromeBox: How I Survived Without Windows or Mac

first_imgJust about a month ago, I stopped wrestling with an operating system and learned to love the Web. Windows? Gone. My MacBook? Hardly touched. Instead, I’ve relied on a Samsung Chromebox 3 running Google’s ChromeOS for virtually all my daily computing needs. And I not only survived, I actually prospered.Up until recently, it would not have been safe to attempt such a stunt. When Google launched ChromeOS in December 2010, the idea was to forget loading software, tweaking settings and downloading the latest utilities in favor of just one thing: get you onto the Web just as fast as it can. Because, really, why else do you use a computer these days?Even back then, the idea was compelling. But the reality was marred by a number of niggling omissions and problems. For example, users do need some basic capabilities: a file manager, peripheral support and the ability to print, at the least. And the early ChromeBooks had a file manager that took forever to scan something as simple as a USB stick. With ongoing updates of the operating system and the release of new Chromebook laptops and the ChromeBox compact desktop in May, however, those issues have largely been resolved. At least enough for me to give the ChromeBox a try as my go-to computer.Why I Tried the ChromeBoxMy little experiment was not conceived entirely by choice. Over the past few years, Google has offered developers, analysts and journalists early models of its hardware via its Google I/O conference – and this year the company handed I/O attendees a ChromeBox – along with some other goodies. And as the conference ended this year, I found myself returning my former employer’s ThinkPad and in need of a new computer. Since I already had the ChromeBox, rather than buy another computer I thought, “What the heck, I’ll give it a try.” I took the Chromebox home, plugged it in to my existing monitor, attached a USB keyboard and mouse (the Chromebox also includes a Bluetooth 3.0 connection) and an external hard drive. I pressed the power button in front, booted up in just seconds, entered the username and password for my Google account, and, well, sat there.Done.Heck, setting up an Android phone is marginally more complicated than that. Day-to-Day With My ChromeBox Since then, I’ve relied on the Chromebox for daily use, including writing, editing and filing stories. Since Chrome is now the most popular browser worldwide, I don’t really worry about compatibility issues from a browser perspective. And, of course, publishing on the Web means Web-based publishing tools. I do occasionally check platform-specific issues on my wife’s Windows PC or my MacBook, but by and large I don’t ever need to leave my ChromeBox.One reason is that because Google seems to be living up to its pledge to “constantly iterate,” frequently tweaking and upgrading ChromeOS. In practice, that just means that Google downloads updates in the background, with a little “up arrow” appearing on the screen next to the system clock. With Windows or even the Mac, updating can mean a laborious process of saving, shutting down and rebooting that can take minute after endless minute. With the Chromebox, the whole process took me 21 seconds the last time – including being restored to what I was doing before I upgraded. And it felt faster than that Since Google I/O, Google has also integrated Google Drive into the ChromeOS, so that there’s always a cloud backup available. Google also created a “Downloads” folder to make it easy to find PDFs or other files that you’d like to have stored locally (the ChromeBox includes a small amount of internal storage).Interestingly, I’ve found that I no longer bother to place files in a folder hierarchy. There are two reasons: first, a Google search box at the top of the file manager window quickly finds any file; and second, because that search box doesn’t seem to have an option to search subfolders. Google also doesn’t list – anywhere, from what I can see – the free space available in either the local or cloud drives. I’m generally creating minuscule word-processor files, but I’d still like to know how much space I have. Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Related Posts How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Photos by Eliot Weisberg/ReadWriteWeb. Tags:#cloud#Google center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting For most people, the biggest missing element is likely to be some beloved utility, game or other piece of software that just isn’t available online. For me, that was a small image resizing utility that allowed me to tailor a JPG file to the size I needed, right away. ]I’m not going to claim that Google’s ChromeOS is perfect, by any stretch. Nor am I going to argue that you’d be better off buying a ChromeBook or ChromeBox rather than a standard Windows or Mac PC or notebook.But I would say that the ChromeBox sitting on my desk provides almost if not all of what I was used to within the Windows environment, without many of the hassles. ChromeOS may not yet be what some would call a “prime time” OS, but over the last month it’s certainly proved an effective one for me. markhachman The Web Is My ShepherdNaturally, a Web-centric operating system means living and working entirely on the Web. Here’s where some hassles start to creep in. I’d characterize working on a Chromebox as living life in the big city without a car: there’s abundant public transportation to take where you want to go, and the Web’s population and services are ever-increasing. Still, giving up you car (or your local storage, etc.) entails some sacrifices in convenience.For example, Microsoft’s Office Web apps still aren’t quite good enough for full-time use. Worse, I’ve experienced a disturbing frequency in the number of times that Microsoft’s service drops the connection, preventing me from saving a file or running a cloud-based spell check. At that point, the only option is to copy all the text to the clipboard, reopen the file and paste it back in. While I prefer Microsoft’s user interface, Google Docs seems to offer a more stable working environment, and I’ve pretty much made the choice to use it instead of the Web version of Microsoft Office. Adequate PerformanceThe ChromeBox also passes muster for entertaiment and other uses. First of all, ChromeOS supports Flash for dealing with websites that haven’t yet discovered HTML 5. And the experience is more than acceptable: Engadget characterized the $399 1.9GHz dual-core Intel Celeron B840-based Chromebox as just fine for 1080p YouTube and streaming playback, and I’ve had the same experience with the more-powerful Core i5-based model Google distributed at I/O.MOG’s Web music player works just fine, even though it asked to downgrade my version of Flash. (I didn’t.) Spotify lacks a Web-based version, so you’re out of luck there. But I’ve never had any problems playing the Flash-based games on ArmorGames. For those who want something more, Gaikai has promised to bring PC-quality gaming to the ChromeOS.What’s Missing From ChromeOS?The most notable drawback? A lack of media utilities and file support. I really miss the VLC media player’s ability to work with just about any video format. ChromeOS is crying out for a good media manager.I also haven’t been able to convince my older Dell multifunction printer to scan into ChromeOS; I’m still forced to go to Windows when I need to scan a document.Ironically, the biggest thing missing from ChromeOS is actually a big positive: the lack of day-to-day management tasks is a joy and a time saver. I don’t need to constantly worry about upgrading numerous browsers, software, apps and patches. There’s no reason to believe that I’ll ever need antivirus software and the constant updates and scanning that entails. Google’s ChromeOS upgrades themselves bring new features, not compatibility concerns.Granted, working entirely on the Web isn’t for everyone. You won’t find a full-fledged HTML5-based version of Adobe Premiere, for example, or AutoCAD in a Web-based version. On the other hand, Adobe does offer a PremiereExpress Web-based tool, and AutoCAD WS lets you edit and share from within a Web browser. Even AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) has a Web-based version. Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…last_img read more

Ventriculoperitoneal shunt- discharge

first_imgAlternate NamesShunt – ventriculoperitoneal – discharge; VP shunt – discharge; Shunt revision – dischargeWhen Your Child Was in the HospitalYour child has hydrocephalus and needed a shunt placed to drain excess fluid and relieve pressure in the brain. This buildup of brain and spinal cord fluid (cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF) and pressure causes the brain tissue to press (become compressed) against the skull. Too much pressure or pressure that is present too long can damage the brain tissue.Your child had an incision behind their ear and a small hole drilled through the skull. A small incision or cut was also made in the belly. A valve was placed underneath the skin behind the ear. One catheter was placed into the brain to bring the fluid to the valve. Another catheter was connected to the valve and threaded underneath the skin down into your childs belly.What to Expect at HomeAny stitches or staples that you can see will be taken out in about 7 – 14 days.All parts of the shunt are underneath the skin. At first, the area at the top of the shunt may be raised up underneath the skin. As the swelling goes away and your childs hair grows back, there will be a small raised area about the size of a quarter that is usually not noticeable.Self-care Do not shower or shampoo your child?s head until their stitches and staples have been taken out. Give your child a sponge bath instead. The wound should not soak in water at all until the skin is completely healed.advertisementDo not push on the part of the shunt that you can feel or see underneath your child?s skin behind the ear.Your child should be able to eat their normal diet when they go home.Your child should be able to do most activities.If you have a baby, handle your baby the way you would normally. It is okay to bounce your baby.Older children can perform most regular activities. Talk with your doctor about contact sports.Most of the time, your child may sleep in any position. Ask your doctor or nurse.Your child may have some pain when they go home. Children under 4 years old may take acetaminophen (Tylenol). Children age 4 and older may be prescribed stronger pain medicines, if needed.When to Call the Doctor The major problems to watch for are an infected shunt and a blocked shunt.Call your child?s doctor if your child has:Confusion or seems less awareFever of 101 F or higherPain in the belly that does not go awayStiff neck or headacheNo appetite or is not eating wellVeins on the head or scalp that look larger than they used toProblems in schoolPoor development or has lost a developmental skill previously attainedBecome more cranky or irritableRedness, swelling, bleeding, or increased discharge from the incisionVomiting that does not go awaySleep problems or is more sleepy than usualHigh-pitched cryBeen looking more paleA head that is growing largerBulging or tenderness in the soft spot at the top of the headSwelling around the valve or around the tube going from the valve to their bellyA seizureReferencesEtilogical categories of neurological disease. In: Goetz CG, ed. Textbook of Clinical Neurology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 28.Kinsman SL, Johnston MV. Congential anomalies of the central nervous system. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 585.Review Date:8/20/2012Reviewed By:Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Inc.last_img read more