Published 23 September Share close Share page Copy link About sharing By Katherine Latham Business reporter When Michelle Ruiz's mum was diagnosed with pre-diabetes in 2020, the Chicago-based chemical engineer set out to improve not just her own family's health but everyone's. "Foods containing refined carbs [like white flour] are leading drivers of chronic illnesses, including diabetes and heart disease," says Ms Ruiz. But flour, she says, is culturally ingrained in our lives. "I wanted to help people enjoy food culture - and still live long and healthy lives." In 2021, she co-founded Hyfé Foods. Hyfé uses the root network of mushrooms, called mycelium, to make an alternative to wheat flour. "In addition to the neutral taste, mycelium is high-protein, high-fibre, gluten-free and low carb," says Ms Ruiz. Producing mycelium, however, is water-intensive and … [Read more...] about The firms making flour from mushrooms and cauliflower
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Home and Away has brought in a staggering $1billion worth of export revenue to Australia since it began in 1988, according to a new report by economics firm ACIL Allen. The beloved TV series has also steadily employed between 1,500 to 2,000 people a year, in front of and behind the camera, and 33 per cent of viewers in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand said the show increased their desire to visit Australia. All facts Seven West Media CEO James Warburton is no doubt thrilled about as Home and Away's arch rival Neighbours prepares to say goodbye. Billion-dollar business: Home and Away has brought in more than $1billion in export revenue since it's beginning in 1988, according to a new economic report commissioned by Seven West Media this week. Pictured: stars Georgie Parker and Emily Symons 'Home and Away has been at the heart of Australia for the past 34 years and this report captures, for the first time, the show’s significant impact on the Australian economy, our … [Read more...] about Channel Seven’s Home and Away brings in $1billion worth of export revenue to Australia – as Neighbours prepares to say goodbye
Published 7 days ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Climate change By Maddy Savage BBC News, Helsinki It smells like a lush pine forest in the lunch room of a new upper secondary school in Helsinki, but there's no scented air freshener. Instead, most of the five-storey building has been constructed out of wood. The school won't be completed until next year, although smooth wooden panels already line many of the interior walls. Wood has also been used in load-bearing structures, to support the ceilings between the floors, and as cladding on the exterior. "It's a more sustainable choice," says Miimu Airaksinen, an engineer and vice president of development at SRV, the Finnish construction company behind the school. "But we're also working with wood because wood is a nice material, people appreciate and like wood and the design of … [Read more...] about Is Finland’s Wood City the future of building?
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards did well under international sanctions, and the elite military force is destined to become still richer now they've been lifted. Iran's clerical rulers have supported economic growth of the Guards, rewarding the group for sanctions-busting as well as suppressing dissent at home and helping Tehran's allies abroad - notably Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Now the country is expecting an economic boom in the post-sanctions era and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), will be a beneficiary. Likewise, the leadership will ensure it is well funded to continue the effort in the regional crisis, including the Syrian civil war. The Guards aren't entirely off the hook, even though the United States, European Union and United Nations lifted most sanctions on Saturday under a deal with world powers where Tehran agreed to curbs on its nuclear program. Washington has noted that "U.S. statutory sanctions focused on Iran's support for … [Read more...] about Who Benefits From the End of Sanctions Against Iran?
Published 22 September Share close Share page Copy link About sharing By Ione Wells Political correspondent The government plans to officially lift a ban on fracking for shale gas by reviewing the level of seismic activity - earthquakes - allowed at sites. Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg told BBC Two's Newsnight the current level was "too low" and prevents fracking from being commercially viable. But he said it was too early to confirm what the new level would be. The UK government said it would lift the ban as part of its plans to limit rising energy costs. A review of fracking by the British Geological Survey (BGS) and ordered by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng when he was business secretary will be published on Thursday. The controversial practice was halted in 2019 , amid opposition from environmentalists and local concerns over earth tremors. But Prime … [Read more...] about Earthquake levels set for review to allow fracking
As the United States and Iran deliberate on what appears to be the final stretch toward deciding the fate of their 2015 nuclear deal with major world powers, President Joe Biden 's administration has defended the landmark accord's sunset clauses as a routine aspect of non-proliferation diplomacy that can be renewed once the accord is back on track. Even more, a core tenet of the deal would remain in place indefinitely. But with the agreement still now in limbo, a White House National Security Council spokesperson told Newsweek that the present nuclear landscape is far more volatile. "Let me be clear: under the current situation, the sun has already set," the spokesperson said. The spokesperson then cited the words of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, who stated last month that Iran's nuclear program was "galloping ahead" and that the IAEA has "very little visibility" into its development in the absence of an agreement. This … [Read more...] about Why Biden Sees Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Sunsets’ As No Obstacle to Arms Control
Jacob Rees-Mogg gives update on Brexit to the Commons SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info South Carolina governor Nikki Haley told the Policy Exchange that Brexit will be a "positive game-changer for the future of Europe" and should be strongly supported by the United States. She stressed the importance of a united western front in response to Russian aggression. She explained: "This is a clash of civilizations — a classic struggle between light and darkness, good and evil, right and wrong. We need look no further than the streets of Mariupol, Hong Kong, and Tehran for proof." The former US Ambassador to the UN added: "Our challenges are steep, but they are not too steep to overcome, so long as we believe in ourselves and our fight … [Read more...] about Brexit: ‘Game-changer’ US governor throws weight behind Britain in stirring speech
Recent attacks in northern Iraq and Syria have sparked outrage in both countries as well as neighboring nations and have raised concerns for the United States, whose NATO ally, Turkey, has been named as a culprit by the targeted states. Funerals were held across Iraq on Thursday after nine tourists were killed a day earlier in what Iraqi officials have described as a Turkish artillery attack on a resort in the northern village of Zakho, located in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who received the bodies of the dead in a ceremony, announced a national day of mourning as hundreds took to the street in protest. In a statement released shortly after the attack, Kadhimi condemned the "brutal attack," which he said "underscores the fact that Turkey ignored Iraq's continuous demands to refrain from military violations against Iraqi territory and the lives of its people." The Iraqi premier also said that "Iraq reserves its full right to … [Read more...] about Iraq and Syria Attacks Blamed on Turkey Rattle Region, Raise U.S. Concerns
Night classes in Mandarin are proving popular with South Islanders wanting to extend their language skills for business purposes. Last year Mandarin night classes at the Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury attracted 130 students, well up on the 20 students doing the classes three years ago, and at least half of them were business people. The institute also runs Mandarin classes in Nelson, Timaru, Invercargill and on the West Coast. Course administrator Rosa-Jane Whitcombe said most of the 100 students who took part round the regions in 2015 did so for business purposes. "It's often their first experience of learning another language, but Mandarin is really easy to learn for English speakers because the grammar is very similar." READ MORE: * Schools face looming Chinese language teacher shortage * Three reasons to learn Chinese in Taiwan Business students tended to be under 40. Typically they were going to China for three to six months to establish … [Read more...] about More South Island business people learning Mandarin
The government has lifted a ban on fracking for shale gas in England, imposed in 2019 after a series of tremors, even though a review concluded that forecasting related earthquakes "remains a scientific challenge". Business and energy secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg said strengthening the UK's energy security is "an absolute priority" in light of "Putin's illegal invasion of Ukraine and weaponisation of energy". In a bid to make the UK a net energy exporter by 2040, the country must explore "all avenues available to us through solar, wind, oil and gas production - so it's right that we've lifted the pause to realise any potential sources of domestic gas," he said. The government claims the gas could start flowing within six months, but experts say it could take a decade, doing little to enhance energy security or lower bills. Its climate advisors have warned of the risk of locking the country into fossil fuel infrastructure when it should be transitioning to green energy. … [Read more...] about Fracking for shale gas ban lifted by government in energy security drive