Petition drive seeks to bring whole milk back to schools

first_imgA petition drive to make whole milk available for school children is being circulated by Grassroots Citizens for Whole Milk for Healthy Kids. About 6,450 online signatures and 3,000 paper signatures had been gathered as of Oct. 21. Dave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairyEmail Dave Natzkedave@progressivepublish.com The petition asks Congress and President Trump to support proposals to allow whole milk to be included on school feeding program menus. Current proposals expanding school milk options include:advertisementadvertisementThe Milk in Lunches for Kids Act (Senate Bill 1810) – That bill allows whole milk and reduced-fat milk (regular and flavored) at school meals and revises regulations to exclude milkfat from the calculation of the average saturated fat content of a school meal.The Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act (House Bill 832) – That bill allows schools to offer whole milk and whole flavored milk as well as 2% reduced-fat milk without additional paperwork. (Read: Is whole milk headed back to schools?)The petition drive also asks parents and others to urge local school boards and other groups to pass resolutions supporting whole milk being allowed in schools.Petition organizers say whole milk (standardized to 3.25% fat) can support the health, well-being and learning readiness of schoolchildren. A letter from Katie Sattazahn Womelsdorf, representing the grassroots Pennsylvania Dairy Advisory Committee, includes several pages of supporting evidence and infographics supporting the nutritional value of whole milk.Attempts to expand school feeding program milk offerings are an effort to reverse declining fluid milk consumption since federal rules were changed earlier this decade. In 2010, Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, amending federal school nutrition standards. Among the changes, the law mandated that flavored milk offered in schools must be fat-free. Published reports indicate school milk consumption has declined by hundreds of millions of half pints over recent years at a time school enrollment was growing.Additional recent proposals addressing school milk have included the School Milk Nutrition Act of 2019. That bill does not expand the varieties of milk that may be offered in schools but rather preserves the USDA policy which allows schools to offer students low-fat and fat-free milk, including low-fat (1%) flavored milk. The bill permits individual school districts to determine which milk varieties to offer their students, provided they align with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.Early in 2019, the USDA advanced a final rule – titled “The Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains and Sodium Requirements” – which broadened the milk options in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program by allowing local operators to permanently offer flavored low-fat milk. For consistency across nutrition programs, it also allows flavored low-fat milk in the Special Milk Program for Children and in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for participants ages 6 and older.advertisementAdding whole milk to the school lunchroom menu won’t be as simple as changing orders from low-fat to higher-fat or whole-milk varieties. Revisions to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans – updated every five years and currently going through the revision process – are seen as critical to expanded milk offerings in schools. The “2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans” update is scheduled for release at the end of 2020.Beyond providing dietary recommendations, the document is also used as the basis for dairy options served as part of the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs and other federal feeding programs. (Read: Research seeks to fill milk ‘whole’ in dietary guidelines.)Read also: When dairy milk options are expanded for schools, everyone wins.  last_img read more

Chinese Consumer Electronics Manufacturer Selects Keysight’s 5G Test Platform to Validate its 5G Devices

first_imgKeysight Technologies has announced that Qingdao Hisense Communication Co., Ltd., a consumer electronics and appliance manufacturer headquartered in China, has selected Keysight’s 5G test platform to validate the performance of their 5G designs and accelerate the market introduction of high-quality 5G devices, including smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.Hisense Communication is the latest 5G device maker to work with Keysight to address a global 5G technology market which is projected to reach $667.90 billion by 2026, according to Allied Research. The Company will use Keysight’s 5G device test solutions, available on a common hardware and software platform to validate the radio frequency (RF) performance in sub-6 GHz frequency spectrum. Their requirements include testing both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) mode.Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions offer comprehensive validation capabilities, addressing early test needs focused on NSA for enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) applications, as well as testing required for networks transforming to support SA mode. 5G NR SA mode uses the 5G Core (5GC) to support the Internet of Things (IoT) use cases that rely on ultra-low latencies.Keysight’s 5G test solutions, widely adopted across a global ecosystem of mobile operators, test labs, and makers of chipsets and devices, support all 3GPP-defined frequency bands and the latest 5G new radio (NR) standards to streamline validation across the workflow.Hisense Communication is one of eighty vendors that have announced 5G devices to date, setting the scene for widespread global 5G commercial roll-outs in 2020. Chinese mobile operators are projected to serve nearly 460 million 5G connections or 28 percent of China’s total connections by 2025, according to the GSM Association.last_img read more

Bago City runner Pamatian adds 2 golds for UST in UAAP

first_imgLouielyn Pamatian, a native of Bago City, Negros Occidental, was the runaway winner in the women’s 400m dash in the UAAP Season 81 athletics. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE VARSITARIAN MANILA – Louielyn Pamatian added raked in three more medals for the University of Santo Tomas’ track and field team on Day 3 of the UAAP Season 81 athletics at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.The Bago City, Negros Occidental native captured her second gold Friday in women’s 400m dash with 57.37 seconds, beating Marisol Amarga of University of the Philippines and Samantha Pedral of Far Eastern University.Pamatian, who won gold in the 800m dash on opening day, also netted gold in women’s 4x100m relay with Aklanon Alyssa Andrade, Rosnani Pamaybay and Karen Janario.But the reigning MVP settled for a silver medal in women’s 200m with 25.45 seconds behind schoolmate Janario, who captured her third gold in the competition with 25.04 seconds. Pamatian is targeting her fourth gold in UAAP 81 athletics in 1,500m Sunday – her final event as a collegiate player.Meanwhile Kaylene Mosqueda of FEU – a native of Batad, Iloilo – finished with a silver medal in women’s high jump before taking a bronze medal in triple jump.Aklan native Shiela Talja of Ateneo de Manila University had silver in triple jump.In the men’s events, San Dionisio, Iloilo native Joyme Sequita of Adamson University captured gold in 100m run, beating Jomar Udtohan of UP./PNlast_img read more

Three Takeaways from Tribe’s Loss to Diamondbacks

first_imgWell, tonight we found out the Indians will not go 162-0 this year. The Tribe opened up a three game interleague series with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who used a strong fifth inning to beat the Indians, 7-3.Cleveland started the game hot, thanks to a Francisco Lindor home run and a two-run Santana single to center which scored Yandy Diaz and Tyler Naquin.Here are the three takeaways from tonight’s loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks.1. D-Backs attacked Tribe pitching in the fifth inningJosh Tomlin started the game for the Indians. The first four innings went okay but the fifth inning was another story.Tomlin gave up six runs in 4.2 innings, striking out six. Tomlin didn’t give up a home run, but everything was flying off the Diamondbacks bats.Relief pitcher Dan Otero gave up one.2. Patient earlyThe Indians were able stay patient at the plate early in the game. They scored three off of Arizona pitcher Shelby Miller who was 0-8 at home since joining the Diamondbacks before entering tonight’s gameThe Indians finished with five hits on the night, four of which came off of Miller. After that, the Diamondbacks bullpen only allowed one hit.However, Lindor launched a solo homer to right field give them a early lead. In the second inning, Carlos Santana singled to center which scored two.Edwin Encarnacion continued his dominance in Chase field. Coming into this game, Edwin was hitting.310 with 10 homers but finished one for four tonight.3. Carlos Santana plays the outfield for the first timeCarlos Santana played right field today. Manager Terry Francona talked about having Santana and Encarnacion in the lineup on the same day during interleague action.Only two balls were hit to Santana tonight. One of them was in the bottom of the fifth, in which he made a diving attempt and missed and the ball went all the way to the wall, that scored Paul Goldschmidt off of Jake lamb’s hit.The two teams will continue their series tomorrow as Trevor Bauer will pitch for the Indians and Zack Greinke goes for the Diamondbacks. First pitch set for 8:10. Related TopicsDan OteroDiamondbacksFrancisco LindorIndiansJosh Tomlin Mike Couteelast_img read more

Tori Martella named GSC Defensive Player of the Week

first_imgGSC Release BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – University of West Florida volleyball junior libero Tori Martella (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence HS) was named Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday morning. This is the second time Martella has been awarded the weekly conference honor this season.Martella earned GSC Defensive Player of the Week honors after tallying 60 digs last week in three matches. The junior averaged 6.00 digs per set and had an impressive 24-dig performance (8 digs per set) against Mississippi College on Tuesday. Martella currently ranks second in the GSC in digs per set (4.95). No. 22 West Florida will wrap up the regular season with a two-match home stand this weekend against a pair of conference opponents. UWF will host North Alabama on Friday, November 13 at 7 p.m. CT before facing Alabama Huntsville on Saturday, November 14 at 2 p.m. CT. UWF has already clinched a birth in the 2015 GSC Tournament and will be looking to host the tournament for the first time since 2013. The team with the best conference record at the end of the regular season will host the conference tournament. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Tangani 95,8 Juta Penumpang di 2017, Beijing Bersiap Menjadi Bandara Tersibuk di Dunia

first_imgDengan populasi penduduk terbesar di muka Bumi, jelas Cina adalah pasar terbesar untuk dunia penerbangan. Dan sebagai turunan dari berkah trafik penerbangan yang tinggi adalah kapasitas bandara yang ikut meroket dari waktu ke waktu. Seperti Beijing, Ibukota Cina ini dikenal sebagai salah satu kota terpadat di dunia dengan penduduk di atas 25 juta jiwa. Dan baru-baru ini ada kabar bahwa Bandara Beijing Capital International bakal menjadi bandara tersibuk di dunia.Baca juga: 10 Bandara Ini Disebut Sebagai Yang TersibukKabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman bloomberg.com (5/2/2018), mendapatkan data pada tahun 2017 kemarin, lalu lintas penumpang di bandara internasional Beijing naik dan mencapai rekor baru yakni 95,8 juta. Peningkatan penumpang di bandara Beijing ini mengalami kenaikan selama lima tahun berturut-turut. Adanya kenaikan tersebut membuat Bandara Internasional Beijing Capital mempersempit kesenjangan dengan Bandara Internasional Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta yang jumlah penumpangnya turun pada tahun 2017 lalu.Data stastistik peningkatan jumlah penumpang di Beijing dan Atlanta (Bloomberg)Karena kenaikan penumpang tersebut, Cina diperkirakan akan menyalip Amerika Serikat dan menjadi pasar perjalanan udara terbesar di dunia setelah tahun 2022 mendatang. Dalam mengatasi lonjakan penumpang tersebut, Cina sedang membangun mega bandara di Beijing dengan total biaya pembangunan US$12,9 miliar atau sekitar Rp174 triliun di pinggiran selatan yang dijadwalkan buka tahun depan.Bandara ini nantinya akan mampu menampung 100 juta penumpang setiap tahunnya dan kemungkinan akan berbagi 170 penumpang per tahun pada 2025 mendatang. Bandara baru ini sendiri telah ditunjuk oleh pihak SkyTeam untuk menjdi pusat bagi aliansi tersebut.Di Cina sendiri ada dua maskapainya yang masuk sebagai anggota SkyTeam yakni China Eastern Ailines dan China Southern Airlines. Dua operator penerbangan milik Cina ini masing-masing diizinkan untuk mengangkut 40 persen penumpang bandara dan mendapatkan slot waktu penerbangan ke Eropa dan Amerika Serikat.Baca juga: Ini Dia! Hal Yang Kurang Menyenangkan Saat Bertandang Ke CinaBeijing juga akan bergabung dengan daftar pilih kota-kota besar dengan dua atau bahkan tiga bandara internasional, termasuk London, New York, Tokyo dan Paris. Tidak seperti di Beijing, bandara tersebut biasanya mengambil peran pelengkap, seperti yang melayani rute internasional atau antarbenua dan yang lainnya berfokus pada penerbangan domestik atau regional.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDi 2019, Cina Siap Operasikan Bandara Internasional Terbesar di Dunia!06/07/2017In “Bandara”Terlalu Sering Alami Delay, Bandara Beijing Raih Predikat Kelima Terburuk di Asia01/11/2017In “Bandara”10 Bandara Ini Disebut Sebagai Yang Tersibuk06/02/2017In “Bandara”last_img read more

Offseason Pickup Carlos Hyde Looking to Bolster the Browns Running Game in 2018

first_imgThe Cleveland Browns have had an exciting off-season and have proven to be must watch television on HBO’s Hard Knocks. Most of the excitement comes from the new additions at quarterback, Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield but also from the addition of receiver Jarvis Landry and the return of former All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon. Therefore it is easy for former San Francisco 49er and Ohio State product Carlos Hyde to slip to the back of fans minds, especially after the selection of Georgia running back Nick Chubb in the second round.Hyde is entering his fifth year in the NFL and is coming off his best season as a pro. Last year he rushed for 988 yards and eight touchdowns while adding another 350 yards receiving. He was also able to play in all 16 games for the first time in his career which is a good sign moving forward.Many believed, including myself, that rookie Nick Chubb would get the opening day start at running back against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but Hyde will not make it easy. After a lackluster start by all the running backs in the first preseason game, he showed why he was a former second round selection against the Bills Friday evening.He only carried the ball nine times but made the most of his opportunities. Tallying up 64 yards (a long of 26) and a touchdown, the veteran running back displayed good footwork, decent speed and the power AFC North fans are accustomed to seeing from the position.After the game Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor had this to say about Hyde’s performance.“It is always good to see him go out there and make plays. He got in the end zone, which was awesome. We do not have any many live periods so some of the stuff that the defensive guys see are tackles, you actually got to see him break through some tackles today. He has done a great job. All of the backs have done a great job. It was good to see him get rolling early.”Hyde was also available for comments about the teams improved running attack against the Bills and had this to say about his personal success.“This week, we just put more emphasis on it. That was our mindset going into this game to get the run game going. The offensive line did a great job today creating some lanes for me to run through, and I was able to make plays.”If Hyde is able to be a consistent threat on the ground then the Browns will be a very dangerous team and another reason for Brown’s fans to be excited for the season. Related TopicsCarlos Hyde Michael Rodgerslast_img read more

High school boys basketball: Bossier, Airline, Benton, Haughton notch district victories

first_imgAirline (17-11, 6-3), thetwo-time defending 1-5A champion, trails Southwood (22-9, 8-1) and CaptainShreve (16-12, 8-1) by two games with three to play. Benton defeated Minden 65-61in double overtime in Minden. In District 1-5A, Airline held off Parkway 57-53 at Airline, and Haughton rolled past Evangel 58-34 at Haughton. In District 1-1A, the PlainDealing Lions dropped a tough 69-68 decision to Lincoln Prep in Plain Dealing. Bossier (25-3, 11-0), No. 1in the Class 4A power rankings, can clinch a share of the district championshipwith a victory over North DeSoto at home Friday. Bossier led 24-20 after thefirst quarter and 45-36 at the half. The Bearkats extended the lead to 13 goinginto the final quarter. The Bucs overcame a slowstart and led 20-15 at the half.  Theyblew the game open by outscoring the Eagles (3-15, 1-9) 19-5 in the third quarter. At No. 32 in the latest Class5A power rankings, Airline is battling for a playoff spot. The top 32 teamsgenerally make the playoffs. The game featured some strong defensive play inside the lane. Players on both teams made several spectacular blocks. The Bearkats lead second-placeWoodlawn (24-5, 9-2) by two games with three to play. The Knights routedNorthwood 81-32 Tuesday. At Haughton, the Bucs (8-18,1-9) ended a 33-game district losing streak. The eight victories are Haughton’s most since the 2010-11 season. The game went into overtime tied at 51. Ross scored nine points in the two OTs, including five free throws. Brodie Romero and Dylan Slaid scored 11 points each. Ethan Yarbrough added nine. Airline led 40-39 after threequarters and then built a 10-point lead with a 9-0 run to start the fourth. At Airline, the game wastight most of the way. Parkway overcame an early six-point deficit and led26-25 at the half. At Plain Dealing, the Lions dropped to 14-9 and 6-5 in 1-1A with the loss. Lincoln Prep improved to 20-8 and 9-2. At Minden, Jathen Ross ledBenton with 20 points. The Tigers (9-20, 4-7) avenged a 61-56 loss to theCrimson Tide (11-15, 4-7) in the teams’ first district game on Jan. 11. Six Airline players scoredsix or more points — TJ Robinson (10), Quan Randle (nine), Fred Lemons (eight),Kyle McConathy (seven), Devil Bilbo (seven) and Jyrrell McClendon (six). Randle hit two 3-pointers inthe second half, including a big one in the fourth quarter. He was also 3-of-4from the line in the final period. Lemons also sank two free throws andRobinson one. Bryce Roberts led Parkwaywith 24 points, including 10 in the second quarter. He hit two 3-pointers andwas a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line. The Panthers battled back andgot within three on a Gabriel Larry free throw with 1:05 left. But the Vikingsmade enough free throws down the stretch to claim the victory. Joey Wiggins added 11 points. At Huntington, Kaalas Rootshit four 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead Bossier. Malachi Burks added eightpoints. Lamar McKinsey and Xander Morris scored seven each. Kentrell Parker, who has hada solid season, paced Haughton with 26 points, including 16 in the second half.He made 12 of 15 free throws in the final two quarters, including nine of 11 inthe fourth. Romero, Slaid and Ryan Wardalso hit some clutch free throws in the two extra periods. The Bossier Bearkats, AirlineVikings, Benton Tigers and Haughton Buccaneers all won boys basketball districtgames Tuesday night. Xavien Beasley added 10points. Jacoby Decker and Cody Deen scored nine each. In District 1-4A, Bossierknocked off rival Huntington 76-64 at Huntington, moving a step closer toanother district championship. The Lions came very close toavenging a 63-48 loss to Lincoln Prep in the teams’ first district game on Jan.11. Lincoln Prep was No. 5 in thelatest Class 1A power rankings. Plain Dealing was No. 13 and is in position tohost a first-round playoff game.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea: Torres starts

first_imgFernando Torres starts up front for Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final first leg against his former club Atletico Madrid. The Blues are without Samuel Eto’o, who has a knee injury, while Ashley Cole also starts the game in Spain as Branislav Ivanovic is suspended.Eden Hazard remains sidelined, while Chelsea’s substitutes include the fit-again Marco van Ginkel.AdChoices广告Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Luiz, Mikel, Lampard; Ramires, Willian, Torres.Subs: Schwarzer, Kalas, Ake, Van Ginkel, Oscar, Schurrle.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

A letter to the International Ice Hockey Federation will call for…

first_imgHe acknowledged that the issue was considered today at the Cabinet meeting. According to the Prime Minister, the government’s position has not changed.“We are starting talks with the International Hockey Federation to consider moving one part of the championship from the Belarusian capital somewhere else,” Karin explained.Kariņš has already explained that Latvia wants to hold the 2021 World Championships in Riga, however, taking into account the situation in Belarus, the Prime Minister does not see the possibility that Latvia could host this championship together with Belarus.“Let ‘s call on the IIHF to find another country instead of Belarus [IIHF] The situation in Belarus will still not change, the government could decide that Latvia will not participate in the 2021 hockey championship, “stressed Kariņš.He explained to LETA that in connection with the events in Belarus, he had instructed the Minister of Education and Science, Long Šuplinska (JKP), who is also responsible for sports and the organization of the championship, to contact the IIHF to reach a common best solution. in this situation.“At the moment, it is difficult to imagine how we can organize a hockey championship together after the recent events in Belarus,” the prime minister said.It has already been reported that the IIHF has no plans to relocate the 2021 World Cup to another venue and does not want to make any political statements.The 2021 World Championship is organized by Minsk together with Riga, but the games of the decisive phase of the tournament are planned in the capital of Belarus. The Minsk World Cup was also hosted in 2014, and at that time the European Parliament called on the IIHF to prevent Belarus from hosting the championship, citing the authorities’ repression against the opposition.Riga and Minsk defeated the Finnish cities of Helsinki and Tampere in a fierce battle in May 2017. Group tournaments and two quarterfinals will take place in Riga and Minsk, while the semifinals and the finals will be held in the capital of Belarus.Riga has hosted the World Championships for the only time so far in 2006, while the tournament in Minsk took place in 2014.Others are currently reading Gundars Ozols, the owner of the Dome Hotel, has become a married man again Ed Shiran gives his newborn daughter a very unusual name “I advise people not to get too busy with an expensive wedding. It’s not worth it!”last_img read more