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Does a high-fat meal influence fat taste thresholds?

first_imgEmail Share Share on Twitter Pinterest LinkedIncenter_img Eating a high-fat diet has been shown to affect individuals’ ability to detect fat in foods over a long period of time, but can a single meal have a significant impact as well?A 2016 study published in Appetite examined the potential effects of a high-fat breakfast on individuals’ fat taste thresholds. The study is significant because previous research has linked low sensitivity to fat tastes with high body-mass index (BMI).“[Previous findings suggest] there is a possible association between dietary fat and fat taste thresholds which warrants further investigation,” said Russell Keast, corresponding author of the study. “Therefore, this study aimed to determine the effect of a high-fat…low-fat…or macronutrient balanced meal on fat taste thresholds,” he continued.Thirty-two participants took a baseline fat threshold sensitivity test on the first day of the study. On a subsequent day, they were given either a high-fat (60% fat: 20% carbohydrate: 20% protein), low-fat (20% fat: 40% carbohydrate: 40% protein) or macronutrient balanced (33.3% fat: 33.3% carbohydrate: 33.3% protein) meal, and then were immediately tested for fat taste thresholds.Contrary to the team’s hypothesis, eating a meal high in fat did not have an immediate and direct effect on fat thresholds. Those who ate the high-fat breakfast did not experience a more significant decrease in fat taste sensitivity than those who ate a low-fat or balanced meal.“The fact that there were no significant differences found between testing days and across testing sessions suggests that short-term fat intake and macronutrient composition does not influence fat taste thresholds,” said Keast.These findings contradict the previously held belief that high-fat meals have an immediate impact on an individual’s ability to detect fat in foods. Share on Facebooklast_img read more


Industry Veteran Bob Castle Joins SEMA Data Co-op

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  From SEMA eNewsAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DIAMOND BAR, Calif. – Bob Castle, a well-known name in industry technology circles, has joined the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) as vice president of eBusiness and information technology, effective July 1.   Castle is a past chairman of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association’s (AAIA) Technology Standards & Solutions Committee and is a long-standing member of the SEMA Business Technology Committee. He also is a past chairman of the AAIA Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) sub-committee and current member of the Searchable Product Attributes Project.   Castle brings extensive background in project management, business process engineering, business re-engineering and structured system development, and his systems background includes extensive experience in e-business, e-commerce, enterprise resource planning (ERP), materials requirements planning (MRP), distribution requirements planning (DRP), manufacturing, inventory management, shop management and warehouse management systems.   Most recently at Covercraft Industries and previously with Global Accessories, Castle will now take the lead role in technology management and systems development for the SDC.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. last_img read more


Wainscott Water Clarification

first_imgAn article about contaminated water in Wainscott in the April 4 edition of The Independent was unclear about when East Hampton Town officials were first made aware of the problem.Si Kinsella was chairman of the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee’s environmental committee when he repeatedly warned that the town’s private drinking wells were contaminated, and first suggested a “private well survey” in January 2017.As part of the Wainscott Hamlet Study, Kinsella also wrote to the town’s consultants (copied to the East Hampton Town Board), requesting greater protection of the shallow aquifer, specifically south of East Hampton Airport.At a meeting in March 2017, he specifically mentioned potential PFC contamination near the airport in the presence of the environmental subcommittee and the town board’s liaison Kathee-Burke Gonzalez, as well as Suffolk County legislator Bridget Fleming.Kinsella testified at a water quality hearing hosted by New York State Senator Kemp Hannon in Smithtown in September 2016 about the matter and later discussed the possible relationship between PFCs and the airport in March 2017. Hannon’s post-water quality hearing report, released in January 2017, highlighted concerns regarding PFC contamination of potable water near airports. “If the town is complicit in the delay, it could be held to be negligent,” Kinsella said. Sharelast_img read more


Development of LNG vessel progressing rapidly

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Facing up to terrorist dangers

first_imgWHEN a bomb exploded on a crowded Moscow metro train on February 6, killing around 40 people and injuring many more, the International Union of Public Transport was quick to point out that ’the metro is the world’s safest transport mode’. UITP highlighted an increase in terrorist attacks on public transport since the mid-1980s and drew attention to the need for metros and other operators to be alert and prepared for possible attacks. Secretary General Hans Rat stressed that ’the awareness of the sector of terrorism threats and potential preventative measures must be improved’.Suggested measures cover organisational issues such as co-operation with the police, staff training and use of information technologies for surveillance and detection, for example to detect ’abnormal situations’, as well as ’a permanent human presence to allow swift intervention at any time’.Even before the Moscow bomb, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security in the USA were warning again about possible attacks there. A bulletin issued on January 28 said that ’recent intelligence indicates a continued terrorist interest in conducting attacks on US subways and railways. Although the FBI possesses no information indicating a specific threat to subways and rail systems in the United States, the potential for an attack cannot be ruled out.’The bulletin reminded operators that ’public rail transportation is highly accessible, making critical assets such as signalboxes and communication lines vulnerable and difficult to protect’, adding that ’attacks on rail systems require less planning, training and materials than attacks against large passenger aircraft or cruise ships, potentially increasing their attractiveness to a diminished Al Qaeda.’Trains carrying all kinds of dangerous goods are given special attention in North America and elsewhere. The potential for disaster was dramatically underlined by a runaway train in Iran on February 18, where a set of wagons carrying a lethal cocktail of petrol, fertiliser and sulphur exploded after derailing at Neyshabur, west of Mashhad on the main line to Tehran, killing nearly 300 people. nlast_img read more


Amberg seeks productivity gains in surveying

first_imgIAF: Railway surveying specialist Amberg Technologies used the IAF track technology trade show in Münster to update visitors on enhancements to its range of measuring tools.Using a hand-propelled trolley as a base to carry a variety of measuring tools and georeferencing devices, Amberg is seeking to ensure a high degree of modularity and ease of use for both surveyors and maintenance staff. The focus is to best fit into the workflow of its customers and increase both the accuracy and speed of surveying.Delivering a series of demonstration surveys at Speicherstadt in the suburbs of Münster on May 30, Amberg highlighted increasing demand from main line and urban rail asset owners for tools that can survey the railway alignment and surrounding structures with greater precision. The company claims that its tools can complete surveying jobs in half the time of competing products on the market at present. This is a particular asset for surveys undertaken before and after tamping, where infrastructure managers face pressure to use shorter track possession windows.Amberg is introducing a number of product developments in 2017, focusing on the trolley-mounted Inertial Measurement System introduced in 2015 for surveying and tamping applications. This can be operated by one person compared to two or three for conventional systems which involve either wayside tripods or a twin trolley approach, explained Head of Rail Products Marius Schäuble. In 2016, the company launched its ‘start from scratch’ IMS Survey product, capable of producing an ‘as built’ survey of a railway without relying on any track records or control points. At IAF, Amberg launched the IMS GNSS, which enables users to embed surveying results in an absolute co-ordinate format which is compatible with BIM and CAD applications.The company reported that the trolley can handle walking surveys at 4 km/h, a significant increase on previous designs.Amberg also showcased its infrastructure measurement product, where a laser scanner is mounted on the IMS base system. This IMS 5000 platform acquires comprehensive object data around the track for clearance analysis or creation of 3D point clouds, Schäuble explained.last_img read more


Recipe: Mango Chow (Trinidad)

first_imgTrinidadian Mango ChowBy Celina DeCastroDo you have some green mangos around, and are not quite sure what you can do to them? If you are impatient to wait until they’re ripe, try Trinidadian Mango Chow. Not only will you be able to eat your unripe mango, but spice it up the Caribbean way. This infamous snack can be found anywhere in Trinidad and Tobago, but you don’t have to live on the island nation to have this snack. This recipe can also be used for other fruits that are in season if mangos are not an easy find.What you’ll need:1-2 green mangos1/4 teaspoon of saltSprinkle of black pepper1 tablespoon of shado beni or 1/4 cup of cilantro (Optional)1 lime OR 1 lemon OR a few tablespoons of vinegar to taste1-2 of your favorite pepper (optional)1 shallot (optional)2 cloves of garlic (optional)What to do:In a bowl, add sliced pepper of your choice, garlic and shallots. These ingredients are optional based on the level of spice you’re trying to achieve in your mango chow.Wash and peel the mango, slice mango into wedges and place in a bowlAdd salt and pepperAdd your shado beni or cilantroSqueeze the juice of the lemon or lime, this can also be substituted with vinegar.Toss the mixture with a spoon, do not use hands if peppers are present in the mixtureServe to hungry friends or familylast_img read more


DHTA’s statement on Antrim accident

first_img Sharing is caring! 479 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share BusinessLocalNews DHTA’s statement on Antrim accident by: – November 16, 2016 Press releaseROSEAU, Dominica – The Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) Board of Directors and members extend condolences to the family and friends of the British visitor who lost her life as a result of a vehicular accident in the Antrim Valley on Wednesday November 09, 2016. The tragic accident involved ten (10) passengers from the MV Azura of P&O Cruise Lines. Our thoughts are with every individual, including the taxi driver and tour guide, their families and loved ones who were affected in one way or another by the accident. DHTA commends the leadership of the Ministry of Tourism & Urban Renewal in coordinating the destination’s response to this unfortunate incident, and in particular, the timely and professional services of the first responders, Dominica Police Force, Dominica Fire & Ambulance Service and the staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital in administering the best possible care and comfort to all those affected. DHTA further commends the Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Health & Environment, Discover Dominica Authority and other relevant agencies of the State, the British High Commission, as well as relevant private sector entities, including the management of P&O Cruises and the ships agent, for their respective roles in partnering with the Ministry of Tourism & Urban Renewal following the incident.Our prayers continue to be for the full recovery of those affected by the accident.last_img read more


NI Introduces World’s First Vector Signal Transceiver with 1 GHz Bandwidth

first_imgNational Instruments has announced the second-generation vector signal transceiver (VST). The NI PXIe-5840 module is the world’s first 1 GHz bandwidth VST that is designed to solve the most challenging RF design and test applications.NI Introduced the 1st generation of the VST back in 2012. At the time this was the industry’s first with an FPGA programmable by LabVIEW to accelerate the pace of design and lower the cost of test. The second-generation VST demonstrates NI’s continued empowerment of engineers with software-designed instrumentation to stay ahead of the complex and rapidly changing wireless technologies and requirements with the most innovative RF test, measurement and prototyping solutions in the market.This transceiver combines a 6.5 GHz RF vector signal generator, 6.5 GHz vector signal analyzer, high-performance user-programmable FPGA and high-speed serial and parallel digital interfaces into a single 2-slot PXI Express module. With 1 GHz of bandwidth, this latest VST is ideally suited for a wide range of applications including 802.11ac/ax device testing, mobile/Internet of Things device testing, 5G design and testing, RFIC testing, radar prototyping and more.The software-designed architecture powering the 2nd generation VST enables engineers to uniquely customize the user-programmable FPGA. Using the intuitive LabVIEW system design software, engineers can transform the VST into exactly what they need it to be at the firmware level and ultimately address the most demanding test and measurement challenges.Product Features: According to Niels Koch, component owner radar systems, Audi AG – The combination of the industry’s widest bandwidth and low latency software-designed instrument allowed them to discover their automotive radar sensors as never before, and even allowed them to identify problems very early in the design phase that were previously impossible to catch. With this VST and FPGA programmable by LabVIEW, they were able to rapidly emulate a wide range of diverse scenarios, thus influencing safety and reliability aspects in autonomous driving.The VST is a vital part of the NI platform and ecosystem that engineers can use to build smarter test systems. These test systems benefit from more than 600 PXI products ranging from DC to mmWave. They feature high-throughput data movement using PCI Express Gen 3 bus interfaces and sub-nanosecond synchronization with integrated timing and triggering. Users can take advantage of the productivity of the LabVIEW and NI TestStand software environments, along with a vibrant ecosystem of partners, add-on IP and applications engineers, to help dramatically lower the cost of test, reduce time to market and future-proof testers for tomorrow’s challenging requirements. 1 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth for advanced digital pre-distortion (DPD) test and wideband signals such as radar, LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G Excellent measurement accuracy that enables the second-generation VST to measure 802.11ax Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) performance of -50 dB Measurement speeds up to 10X faster than traditional instrumentation using FPGA-based measurement acceleration and highly optimized measurement software Small size and tight synchronization allowing for up to 8×8 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) configuration in a single 18-slot chassis User-programmable FPGA that engineers can easily design with LabVIEWlast_img read more


No. 3 West Florida Sweeps Lambuth

first_img Vargas-Vila (7-1) threw five scoreless innings in 10-0 over Lambuth (Photo by Bill Stockland) PENSACOLA, Fla.  – The No. 3 West Florida baseball team swept Lambuth on Sunday 10-0 in seven innings due to mercy rule. The Argonauts improve to 31-4 on the season while the Eagles fall to 8-24. UWF increased their winning streak to 17 games and improved to 23-1 at Jim Spooner Field.Senior Daniel Vargas-Vila (7-1) (Jacksonville, Fla./Wallace State CC-Dothan (St. Joseph Academy) got the start on mound for West Florida picking up the win tossing five scoreless innings. Vargas-Vila held the Eagles to just three hits while striking out two and allowing no free passes. Senior Zach Taylor (Vandiver, Ala./Wallace State CC-Hanceville (Coosa Valley Academy) led the Argos offensively going 2-2 with two RBIs, three runs and a walk. West Florida struck first in the bottom of the first inning when Leo Lamarche (Miami, Fla./Wallace State CC-Dothan (Krop HS) drove in Brandon Brewer (Apopka, Fla./Apopka HS) on a RBI single to center field. The Next batter Dustin Lawley (Bessemer, Ala./Wallace State CC-Hanceville (Bessemer Academy) blasted his seventh homerun of the year and second of the weekend, giving UWF a 3-0 lead. Taylor continued to stay hot as he ripped a two RBI single to right field and later came into score on a wild pitch, to top off West Florida’s six run first. The Argos plated another run in the bottom of the third inning when Brewer ripped a RBI single with the bases loaded to drive in Taylor to give UWF a 7-0 lead. West Florida loaded the bases again in the fourth inning and produced three consecutive RBI at bats. Tyler Hastings (Valparaiso, Fla./Niceville HS) started the scoring bringing in a run after being hit by a pitch. The next batter Eric Kroll (Pace, Fla./Pace HS) lined an RBI single to left field to bring in Korey Domenick (Festus, Mo./Mineral Area (Festus HS). Brewer topped off the scoring for UWF bringing in a run on a RBI walk as the Argos held on to win 10-0.The No. 3 West Florida baseball team will be back in action Saturday April 9 in double header action. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit Print Friendly Version No. 3 West Florida Sweeps Lambuthcenter_img Sharelast_img read more