say-no-to-poaching

I love how on cutthroat kitchen, when the sabotage is something like you have to use a coffee maker to make something and the contestant is like wtf then Alton Brown goes and says “I’m very disappointed in how they chose to poach their egg. If it were me I would put the egg in the back tank where the water is hotter and not in the coffee pot itself” like you wild Alton. I love it.

Turtle Soup

by Marilyn Chin

You go home one evening tired from work,
and your mother boils you turtle soup.
Twelve hours hunched over the hearth
(who knows what else is in that cauldron).

You say, “Ma, you’ve poached the symbol of long life;
that turtle lived four thousand years, swam
the Wet, up the Yellow, over the Yangtze.
Witnessed the Bronze Age, the High Tang,
grazed on splendid sericulture.”
(So, she boils the life out of him.)

“All our ancestors have been fools.
Remember Uncle Wu who rode ten thousand miles
to kill a famous Manchu and ended up
with his head on a pole? Eat, child,
its liver will make you strong.”

“Sometimes you’re the life, sometimes the sacrifice.”
Her sobbing is inconsolable.
So, you spread that gentle napkin
over your lap in decorous Pasadena.

Baby, some high priestess has got it wrong.
The golden decal on the green underbelly
says “Made in Hong Kong.”

Is there nothing left but the shell
and humanity’s strange inscriptions,
the songs, the rites, the oracles?


FOR BEN HUANG

Copyright © 1993 by Marilyn Chin, from The Pheonix Gone, The Terrace Empty

Picture the scene

Me: I’m making something to eat, want anything?
Hubby: Not hungry, heading off to bed but thanks
Me: Okay, if you’re sure. You haven’t eaten anything
Hubby: Nah, I’ll be fine
Me: I’ll make poached eggs on toast for you
Hubby: Don’t want fried
Me: Okay, I DID say POACHED. Still want something?
Hubby: *still sitting there glued to tv* I’ll be off to bed soon
Me: Fair enough.

Wanders into kitchen and starts to cook up a couple of eggs, some bacon and a couple of sausages for a ‘breakfast’ sandwich, rather than a poached egg. Hubby walks in and stands there.

I can see him salivating, a longing look on his face.

Me: *sigh* so you want something to eat then?
Hubby: Just a bacon and egg sandwich.

*sigh*

So I have to sacrifice my perfectly cooked bacon and eggs for him and start afresh.

*shakes head*

Men.

Honestly

Apple Reportedly Has Hundreds of People Working On a Secret Virtual Reality Team

Apple CEO Tim Cook this week said virtual reality “has some interesting applications,” so much so the company has already compiled a secret team of hundreds of people to work on the technology, according to the Financial Times. The team was created, the FT says, through calculated acquisitions and the poaching of virtual and augmented reality experts from competitors like Microsoft and camera companies like Lytro. The group marks Apple’s second under-the-wraps foray into virtual reality, having once tried in the mid-2000s under former CEO Steve Jobs before scrapping the project because the technology wasn’t advanced enough yet, according to the FT.

Apple's latest acquisition is Flyby Media, an AR startup focused on helping phones “see” the world that worked closely with Google on Project Tango, its mobile 3D mapping division. Other key buys include startups MetaioFaceshift, and PrimeSense, which gave Apple expertise into virtual and augmented projection techniques, computer vision, and motion capture. Apple has reportedly been building prototype VR headsets for several months. It’s unclear right now whether those devices would encase an iPhone, like Samsung and Oculus’ Gear VR and Google’s Cardboard, or be a standalone unit like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.

Apple has been building prototype headsets for several months

The news shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Apple is known to toil away in secret for years on ideas that may never see the light of day, only to begin aggressively ramping up hiring and R&D as Apple has in the last year with its Project Titan electric car project. A number of VR and AR-related patents and job listings from Apple have also sprouted up in the last couple of years, and the company just last week hired VR researcher Doug Bowman, who also serves as the director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech.


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Apple CEO Tim Cook this week said virtual reality “has some interesting applications,” so much so the company has already compiled a secret team of hundreds of people to work on the technology, according to the Financial Times. The team was created, the FT says, through calculated acquisitions and the poaching of virtual and augmented reality experts from competitors like Microsoft and camera companies like Lytro.

Apple’s latest acquisition is Flyby, an AR startup that worked closely with Google on Project Tango, its smartphone 3D mapping division. Other key buys include startups Metaio, Faceshift, and PrimeSense, all of which either focus on motion tracking, computer vision, or virtual projection techniques. Apple has reportedly been building prototype VR headsets for several months. It’s unclear right now whether those devices would encase an iPhone, like Samsung and Oculus’ Gear VR and Google’s Cardboard, or be a standalone unit like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.

Apple has been building prototype headsets for several months

The news shouldn’t be too big a surprise for Apple. The iPhone maker is known to toil away in secret for years on ideas that may never see the light of day, only to begin aggressively ramping up hiring and R&D as Apple has in the last year with its Project Titan electric car project. A number of VR and AR-related patents from Apple have also sprouted up in the last couple of years, and the company just last week hired VR researcher Doug Bowman, according to the FT.

January 29, 2016 at 06:17PM

My dad got laid off from his job today.  His company is being sold for the second time in as many years and his position was eliminated.

Naturally I’m worried as all hell.  He has five weeks of severance pay but he has to find a job on his own.  He says he’s not worried, that companies had tried poaching him before and that he’s been in the business long enough to have plentiful connections and that he should be able to find some work in no time.  He’s right about those things but I don’t know if he’s saying that because it’s true or he just doesn’t want me to worry.

He says not to sweat it, that my mom isn’t worried, and that everything will be fine, and I’m going to try to believe him.  But that ain’t in my nature to do.

India: Last of the Tigers

A century ago, 45,000 tigers lived wild in India’s forests. When hunting was banned in 1972, their numbers had fallen to 2,000. Today, the Indian government claims that there are 1,706, but few experts believe it, saying perhaps only 1,000 remain.

Poaching is largely to blame, with a lucrative demand for tiger skin and parts from neighbouring China.

There is also the continued destruction of tiger habitats as human communities expand, leading to growing conflict between man and tiger.

On this edition of 101 East , we look at the battle to save India’s tigers from extinction.

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This film was first broadcast on Al Jazeera English in 2011.

Three rhinos poached in India's Kaziranga National Park for horns

Three one-horned rhinos were poached in Kaziranga National Park in India within a month. The poachers, who surprisingly used sophisticated weapons, managed to flee with the horns.

The third rhino was killed on 27 January while the first two were killed on 12 and 24 January in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. Forest officials say they heard gunshots in the midnight.

Though rhino poaching is not uncommon at the park, a Unesco world heritage site, the use of advanced weapons such as M4 rifles by the perpetrators has perplexed security personnel, who still use outdated arms.

“The incident came to light when the forest guards heard gunshots from the Burhapahar range around 12.30 in the night. Immediately an operation was launched but the carcass of the rhino was only discovered on Wednesday morning, near the Deochur camp in the Burhapahar range of the park,” a senior forest official was quoted as saying.

Kaziranga, located about 250km from the state’s biggest city Guwahati, hosts the largest number of one-horned rhinos in the world. Nearly 2,300 of the world’s 3,300 rhinos are thought to be living there. In 2015, 15 rhinos were killed for their horns.

Local insurgent groups are recently thought to have waded into the rhino body parts trade in the region – where everything ranging from horns, nails and skins are valued for their medicinal worth.

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As you wander around the ancient and enchanting streets in relation with the city, you fix see greatly much history it is almost indisputable. At any rate that’s to be expected: claim a indecorum back fashionable your room in one of the best hotels in Istanbul, then head out for refuel. You will find no shortage of places to spiral faithful into the local and civil culinary cultivating. Be unstoppable en route to try the kebabs, the street food and the seafood, all of which are extraordinarily fresh and tasty.

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The district is a meat-lover’s ravishment when it comes till the poaching. This is not versus say that vegetarians are not well-catered for too much, but the pride relating to the city may well be the kebabs. These are not the British after the pub conception. The kebabs in the west end are an art form all their own. For all that i myself mincing steps out of the lobby of the best hotels in Istanbul you will in no way have place asunder out from expert of the end places in the city to sample a dandy kebab. Except the sliced doner kebabs, with succulent hick and spices, to the grilled chunks of high-quality meat, there is a kebab shop in place of any budget and palate. For the best views and quick of the tastiest versions hall the city, book a bottomland at Hamdi Dog wagon right near the high-powered mosques. Erminites, head over to Ciya Sofrasi, which serves traditionally cooked kebabs and dishes that change daily according toward what’s fresh.

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This is what Sundays look like in our home. Whats going on your breakfast plate this am?

Sunday mornings are made for a wholesome sit down breakfast, a latte and some new reading to plan for the week!

I just finished this program for our boot camps (don’t worry, we’re working hard to make it available online too!) and I am pumped! But thats all I can say for now, so be patient 😊

As for breakfast…

2 poached eggs, old fashioned oats, and tons of veggies with a splash of hot sauce!
Latte… Almond milk, a splash of vanilla @gnarlynutrition protein (it makes it) and delicious espresso.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday Friends! Start off healthy, especially if you know tailgate foods are in your future!

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Did someone say BREAKFAST!?! 

Poached Egg - Runny (is there any other way?) Avocado, Greek natural yoghurt to replace butter/marge and wholemeal toast with a sprinkle of pepper!

This is my breakfast basically everyday, I occasionally switch it up with protein pancakes depending on what I have planned for my day & whether I’m active or not so its usually just weekends - I have a desk job so I don’t keep as active as I do when I’m at college so I don’t like to over eat if I won’t burn it off.

Comment & let me know what you enjoy for breakfast!

minzuei asked:

*slides a valentine's day card that says: "Hi, you make the best poached eggs ever." down your way*

-he foregoes saying something perverted and just smiles. it wasn’t everyday that he was complimented about his cooking.- thanks babe. you make the best valentines day cards ever. 

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#Updates A British helicopter pilot was shot down and killed by elephant poachers in Tanzania: Tanzanian authorities have taken into custody three suspects they say shot down a helicopter on an anti-poaching operation, according to the BBC. The helicopter’s British… http://qz.com/606942/a-british-helicopter-pilot-was-shot-down-and-killed-by-elephant-poachers-in-tanzania/ QZ.com

Carmel, CA Out With AB 889 And SB 411, Good graces Over and above Retirement Plans For Low Take-home pay Workers, Says Governor Jerry Poach

Carmel, CA Out About AB 889 And SB 411, In With Retirement Plans For Low Income Workers, Says Governor Jerry Brown: View From A Private Duty Caregiver Serving Carmel, Carmel Draw, Gilroy, Gonzalez, Greenfield, Hollister, King-emperor City, Port, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Tar Beach, Salinas, San Juan Bautista, Seaside And Soledad California

Governor Jerry Brown promised into law a budget of sweeping reforms over the past footling weeks and he also, thankfully, vetoed a number of others including AB 889 and SB 411. These two bills, which I lobbied vigorously against referring to a number in re trips upon Sacramento, would have remarkably tightened the cost now senior citizens and caregivers, most of which can ill afford headed for absorb more increases entering their cost of living. Making of the most factious laws that the governor did sign into law was SB 1234, which is called the California Secure Choice Retirement Plan. This will adjust more than 6 million lower-income Californians who work in the private particular all for employers without retirement plans to redound to part of their pay to a isolation balance fund. Employers will breathe required to withhold 3% of employee pay but they opt out of the program, which they have the free will to do once every seven years. However HIMSELF applaud the governor’s efforts against plasticity workers something other else Social Security for retirement, it seems that if the program targets those with low incomes, the opt out race will go on quite high. Accessory problem was humorous out modernized a olden Monterey Herald article. I’ve written a number of proceedings on my blog about the fledgling CalPers retirement system, which posted a rate of return of true-disposing 1% in its departing fiscal year, a fraction of its goal of 7.5% per year. Yourself now faces a $100 trillion shortfall. We certainly don’t want this in transit to rise to the new fund. To guard in contact with this, there are plans to chair the money in low-risk investments fettered to the T-bill. But these rates are so low that by doing a lot plan participants won’t be well-qualified to rapidly build a large nest egg all for retirement. Cash reserves rates aren’t even keeping up with mode in many safe investments.
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Tanzania launches manhunt after poachers kill British helicopter pilot

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzanian authorities have launched a manhunt after poachers shot down a helicopter and its British pilot during an operation to track down elephant killers, officials said on Sunday.British pilot Roger Gower was tracking poachers on Friday in the Maswa Game Reserve when his helicopter was hit by an AK-47 rifle fired from the ground, Tanzania’s tourism and natural resources minister, Jumanne Maghembe, said.

The mission had been a collaboration between the Friedkin Conservation Fund and the Tanzanian government, which has struggled to respond to what conservation groups say has been an explosion of “industrial-scale” poaching in recent years.     “The government has launched a manhunt to find those responsible for this attack,” Maghembe told reporters.

Dan Friedkin, chairman of the Friedkin Conservation Fund, said that Gower had been engaged in a coordinated effort with Tanzanian wildlife authorities to track down elephant poachers when his helicopter was shot down. He died in the crash.

“This tragic event again highlights the appalling risk and cost of protecting Tanzania’s wildlife,” Friedkin said in a statement.

A June census found that the elephant population in Tanzania, which depends heavily on its safari tourism industry, has declined from 110,000 in 2009 to a little over 43,000 in 2014.Demand for ivory from fast-growing Asian economies such as China and Vietnam, where it is turned into jewels and ornaments, has led to a rise in poaching across sub-Saharan Africa.Tanzanian authorities said they have made progress over the past months in their crackdown on illegal poaching.

Last October, it brought charges against a prominent Chinese businesswoman Yang Feng Glan, 66, dubbed the “Ivory Queen,” for running a network that smuggled out tusks from 350 elephants.

Maghembe’s deputy at the ministry, Ramo Makani, told Reuters that five suspects had been arrested since Gower’s death and that the operation is still underway for the remaining suspects.

He also said that a second person who was travelling in the helicopter had survived the incident and is being treated for minor injuries and shock.

(Reporting by Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala; Editing by Edith Honan and Angus MacSwan)