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$500,000 for WEF Sport Horse Auction 2021 Sale-Topper

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first_img Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) once again hosted the WEF Sport Horse Auction on March 4, 2021, at Equestrian Village. A curated collection of horses were on offer from the distinguished VDL Stud in the Netherlands, the official #1 KWPN breeder of grand prix horses. Marking its ninth anniversary in Wellington, this live, phone-in and online auction presents a rare opportunity for athletes and investors to view and bid on a world-class selection of show jumping superstars, all in one place.With a total return of $2,830,000 USD and an average of $235,000 the sale was deemed very successful. Due to the COVID-19 situation, organizers were unsure if the auction could even take place, but together with WEF it was decided to run it under strict protocols.The top seller was VDL High Five, a seven-year-old mare by Harley VDL x Berlin, which sold for $500,000. Other notable prices included $360,000 for VDL Jesmond (Harley VDL x Cash), and VDL Lovely Boy (Arezzo VDL x Campbell VDL) and VDL Ironic (Carrera VDL x Quantum) which both sold for $310,000.Watch VDL High Five’s presentation video :WEF Sport Horse Auction 2021*:VDL Kiefer $140,000VDL Lovely Boy $310,000VDL Jeetjemina $300,000VDL High Five $500,000VDL Jesmond $360,000VDL Ironic $310,000VDL Flora $225,000VDL Quickthago $230,000VDL Jefrieda $140,000VDL Kreta $120,000VDL Ivar $95,000VDL Kobalt $100,000* for privacy reasons, buyer’s names are not available. Tags: Winter Equestrian Festival, WEF Sport Horse Auction, VDL Stud, VDL High Five, Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

“IS IT TRUE” February 3, 2020

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first_img We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE so far we are hearing that there are a talented and qualified practicing attorney and two Magistrate Judges who will be applying for the Vanderburgh County Superior Court Judge position? …so far the names of three (3) highly qualified people are showing interest in this most prestigious judgeship?  …they are the well known practicing attorney Tom Massey, and highly respected Magistrate Judge J August Straus, and Magistrate Judge Gary Schutte?IS IT TRUE that the Vanderburgh County Commissioners held their annual road hearing last week?…last year the Vanderburgh County Commissioners approved and oversaw the largest road pavings and road repairs in modern-day history? ….we are pleased that all three County Commissioners continue to focus on roads on prioritizing, listening and acting on what the Vanderburgh County taxpayers want, need and request in order to allow their traveling to be safer?…we give five (5) cheers to Vanderburgh County Engineer, John Stoll for doing an amazing job in overseeing all these road and pavings projects? IS IT TRUE that County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave will make history this year by becoming the first female in Vanderburgh County history to be re-elected to a third (3) term as County Commissioner?…she was first elected as Commissioner in 2004 by defeating an incumbent County Commissioner and won again in 2016 by again beating another incumbent Vanderburgh County Commissioner?…it looks like her Republican primary opponent for this District Three County Commissioner seat, Ronald Chapman, has an uphill battle?IS IT TRUE that the race for Vanderburgh County Council At-Large is shaping up to be very competitive?…it looks like the local Vanderburgh County Democrat party has fielded a strong three-person Council At-Large ballot?  …County Councilman Mike Goebel, former County Councilman Ed Bassemeier and the popular County Council At-Large candidate, Amy Back?IS IT TRUE that the Republicans have two incumbent County Councilmen At-Large running again for re-election; the well respected Joe Kiefer and Angela Koehler Lindsay?…we are told that the local Republican Party is working overtime to field a third candidate for the County Council At-Large seat?…they have approached Greg Peete, Mike Duckworth?…that Peete and Duckworth delined to be a candidate for County Council seat?  …that several members of the Republican Party are hoping that Zac Rascher will be the third candidate to run for County Council At-Large?IS IT TRUE that the race for Vanderburgh County Recorder will be very competitive?…that the incumbent County Recorder, Debbie Stucki, is running again for re-election?….that the Democrat Party has fielded a new candidate for this race?… the Democrat candidate is the well-liked, Ken McWilliams? …last week Mr. McWilliams announced and will be officially filing to run for this seat very soon? IS IT TRUE we would like to thank Ray Simmons, Director of Athletic Communications at USI for sending current sports happenings from that fine University?IS IT TRUE we would like to thank Kalah E. Hirsch, EPD Records Specialist for the Evansville EPD for sending daily activities reports in a timely manner?IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have LibertyToday’s “Readers Poll” question is: How do you rate the Super Bowl half time show?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will be tolerated and will be removed from our site.”We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. …the answer is “The most popular newspaper section is ‘Local/domestic/national news’ (read by 65% of the readers), followed by ‘Sports’ (read by 59%). The least popular sections are ‘Home & Decoration’ (read by 13%) and ‘Letters from the Readers’ (read by 12%)”? IS IT TRUE the question is: what are the largest daily US newspapers in order of circulation?  …the answer is The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, latimes.com., The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Tampa Bay Times, and The Washington Post?IS IT TRUE that Cable and local TV news were the bright spots in another economically down year for the U.S. news media industry’s economic fortunes?IS IT TRUE the question is “What one of the reasons why print media have lost credibility with the general public”  …one reason is that print media have allowed themselves to become the “Ministers Of Progranda” for elected Local and State and National officials and the printing of dated information?IS IT TRUE about 13 years ago that the owners of the City-County Observers made an astute visionary decision to stop publishing their in -print newspaper and publish online? … during the last 17 years, the City-County Observer has made an honorable profit each and every month?center_img IS IT TRUE the question is “Why is the Sunday in print paper more expensive”?  …the answer is  “Because Sunday in print papers carry more advertising and coupons than any other day, the typical edition has the potential to pay for itself many times over”  …If publishers want to sustain the biggest and most profitable revenue source that they have, they need to get real about the pricing of their Sunday products”?IS IT TRUE the question is: What are the top 3 selling newspapers in America?  …the answer is: The top three U.S. newspapers by total average circulation (from print products, digital subscriptions and other papers that use their branded content) are USA Today (4,139,380), The Wall Street Journal (2,276,207) and The New York Times (2,134,150), according to Alliance for Audited Media? IS IT TRUE that business Tycoon Warren Buffett is selling his newspaper business to Lee Enterprises for $140 million? … Warren Buffett is selling his newspaper business for $140 million – a fraction of the $344 million he spent acquiring 28 daily papers?  …Lee Enterprises has managed Berkshire Hathaway’s newspapers since 2018?  …that Warren Buffett bought 28 papers for $344 million in the early 2010s?  ….he’s also selling The Buffalo News, which he acquired for about $36 million in 1977?IS IT TRUE the question is “Are printed newspapers becoming obsolete”?  …the answer is that printed newspapers are in terminal decline and each year, a few million newspaper readers die and are not replaced by new readers?  …at the same time, an increasingly competitive ad market is making it harder and harder for in-print newspapers to charge premium rates?IS IT TRUE the question is “How many newspapers closed since 2000?  …the answer is “The pace of the decline has not slowed? …new research shows that over 2,000 newspapers have closed since 2004, this a staggering figure for the industry was once among the largest employers in America?IS IT TRUE the question is “What is an online newspaper called”?  …the answer is “An online newspaper is the online version of a newspaper, either as a stand-alone publication or as the online version of a printed periodical?   …Going online has created more opportunities for the newspapers industry, such as competing with broadcast journalism in presenting breaking news in a more timely manner”?IS IT TRUE the question is “What day of the week is the newspaper most read?” …the answer is “Assuming we’re talking about a paper that publishes seven days a week: Most people work Monday through Friday? …that some people get the paper on their way to or from work?  …that some people only get the Sunday paper usually, it has a lot more news to read and a lot more coupons to clip?IS IT TRUE the question is “What is the benefit that internet newspapers have over in-print newspapers”?  …the answers are that “Online newspapers are a popular way to publish content on general or specific newsworthy happenings? …they are cheaper to produce than traditional print newspapers and have the potential to reach a wider and more global audience”?IS IT TRUE the question is: “What is the most read part of the newspaper”? 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Mayor’s Message: Jan. 8

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first_imgDear Friends,Many of you have asked about the process for COVID-19 vaccinations. The state launched a vaccine registration portal this week. I encourage everybody to visit covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine to complete a brief online form to provide information on your age, medical conditions and other coronavirus risk factors. The state will then email or text you when you become eligible for the vaccine and provide you with information on when and where to get vaccinated.First responders throughout the state are currently receiving the vaccine, and individuals age 75 and older are expected to be eligible soon. The phase after that could include other essential workers, adults 65 and over, and persons ages 16 to 64 with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19.Even as people start to get vaccinated, COVID-19 continues to spread. Shore Medical Center reported this week that they are treating a manageable but increasing number of patients. Indoor gatherings of extended family and friends remain one of the biggest risk factors. The hospital maintains a good online resource center for coronavirus information that includes a video in which epidemiologist Dr. Christopher Lucasti explains what to expect with the vaccine.Our Recreation Department launched a new online portal this week. The service will provide one-stop shopping for Aquatic and Fitness Center memberships, golf and tennis passes, reservations for pool and gym time slots, and registration for classes, programs, leagues and races. The staff has been helping Aquatic and Fitness Center members create accounts on the new portal. But if you haven’t yet, please visit RecDesk or look for links on our Aquatic and Fitness Center page.The annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration will be held virtually this year. The program — which includes music, prayer, reflections on Dr. King, the honoring of Ocean City residents with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Services Award, and a recitation of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by the Rev. Gregory Johnson — will be made available starting at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18 on www.ocnj.us and OCTV-97.I hope you all have a great weekend.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more

Anders Osborne Shares His Love For Crawfish & Jazz Fest In New Interview

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first_imgJazz Fest is always an exciting time for New Orleans. The influx of music-loving tourists combines with the city’s passion for music, and the result is an electrifying display of performances. With literally thousands of concerts to choose from, not only do fans have to make some difficult decisions, but artists do as well. We couldn’t be happier to have Anders Osborne performing at the inaugural NOLA Crawfish Festival, taking place during the “daze between” weekends of the main event from April 25-27.In this new interview, Osborne talks about his love for crawfish and his longstanding friendship with Crawfish King himself, Shaggy. Between that upcoming Crawfish Fest performance, his role as a judge for the fest’s Crawfish boil, a performance at the Fairground and two nights of Dead Feat, we just can’t wait! Read on for B. Getz’s exclusive with Anders Osborne below:L4LM: So to start off, just tell us a little about how you connected with Shaggy. Your friendship, and your involvement in the different crawfish boils he’s put on through the years.Anders Osborne: You know, there’s a real story, or I could make up something pretty! But the real story is, we used to hang out at a place called Checkpoint Charlie’s, me and a few other bands, a couple of guys – Jack Quigley and Irene and the Mikes and Kenny Holiday – we started music at Checkpoint Charlie’s in the very outskirts of the French Quarter in the late 80s. And Shaggy showed up a couple of years into that. Without getting into too many details, we were…exploring our youth and our flexibility. We just became good buddies, and when he got into some legal trouble I helped him out with that. And then we just kind of connected. He asked me to sign something so that he could get out on the weekends, and he was my roadie. It’s basically been a lifelong…adult lifelong relationship between me and Shaggy. Then we cleaned up, and became even closer friends. His business started booming, I’m extremely proud of what he’s doing. He’s taking care of business and raising a family, he’s just incredible. We talk every week.L4LM: It’s a beautiful thing to be able to ride that path together and maintain the friendship even stronger after all these years. I’ve spent a few nights in Checkpoint Charlie’s, I know the room, but I didn’t know the history.AO: It started out as a Mexican restaurant, and then it was empty for a long time. Then Igor opened this place up and I lived a block away and needed something to do in between out of town gigs, so I got a Tuesday night, and this guy Jack Quigley played on Monday nights. That’s how it started. We’d play for 20 percent of the bar, which at the time was two people each night – there was nobody there. So we didn’t make a whole lot of money. But eventually it grew into a major scene, in the early 90s. It was hoppin’.NOLA’s Crawfish King Is Cooking Up A Whole New FestivalL4LM: So that’s how you and Shaggy became friends, and now I understand you play at the events, his different boils through the years. You’re a headliner at this year’s NOLA Crawfish Fest, and you’re also a judge. Why don’t you tell me what you’ve got in store for that.AO: Crawfish is something that everybody who lives in or is from New Orleans or Louisiana in general, you encounter it every season. It starts around February and March and runs up till about June. The thing about crawfish is there’s a lot of different nuances to boiling it, and if you boil it in a certain way it might get darker, spicier, saltier, some people use more vegetables and sausages and stuff like that. There’s little things you can do that become your own recipe. What Shaggy’s done is there’s a lot of citrus, it’s very bright and has a happy feeling. It’s like a grape, you could eat it for a long time, snacky thing. His crawfish makes me happy.L4LM: Do you feel like you’re going to be a good judge of the different entries this year?AO: Nowadays I’m pretty clearheaded so I think I could tell the difference, but I think that’s a personal flavor. I think I’ll have a lot of fun eating all kinds of good crawfish! That’s for sure.Musically I’m gonna be part of the Crawfish Fest All-Stars on Wednesday the 27th with Billy Iuso, Dave Malone, George Porter, Jr, and Terence Higgins. I’m just gonna try and keep up with those guys.L4LM: You’ve played with those guys for decades now. I know you and Billy go way back, he’s been in your band in different incarnations. You think that you guys will just coalesce and do some traditional New Orleans tunes, the songbook?AO: I think so, I think so. I mean, Dave Malone and George Porter – between the two of them they know every song. L4LM: George wrote half of them.AO: Yeah, that’s right. And me and Billy and Terence, we’ll just be the young ones hanging on.L4LM: As usual you’re gigging throughout Jazz Fest. Anything you’re really looking forward to?AO: On Saturday I play the Fairgrounds, and then Saturday night and Sunday night I do Dead Feat at the Howlin Wolf, which is me and some members of Grateful Dead, Little Feat, Jackie Greene’s there, my bass player and drummer are there. We do a combination of a couple of tunes we love, and then a couple of Grateful Dead and Little Feat tunes, and a couple of my tunes. That’s gonna be great.last_img read more

Dispatch Showcases Their Diverse Talents In First Of Two Central Park Performances [Photos]

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first_imgOn Wednesday night, July 18th, Dispatch continued their extensive summer tour with Nahko and Medicine for the People and Raye Zaragoza at SummerStage NYC in Central Park. As they have throughout this tour, the band performed a hearty helping of material from their 2017 release, America, Location 12, including “Only the Wild Ones”, “Midnight Lorry”, “Windylike”, “Painted Yellow Lines”, “Rice Water”, “Curse + Crush”, and more. Amidst the newer tunes, Dispatch peppered in a selection of fan-favorites, including “Bang Bang” (1997), “Time Served” (2000), “Flying Horses” (1996), and “Open Up” (2000).The band was in fine form all evening, showcasing their diverse abilities as they rotated instruments and stage positions with virtually every song. Chad Stokes also used the space between songs to speak his mind, offering uplifting messages to those affected by our country’s current immigration policies and sending love to founding band member Pete Francis Heimbold, who is not currently touring with the band as he continues to battle depression.After a rocking set-closing rendition of Bang Bang favorite “Bats in the Belfry”, the band returned to the stage and began their encore with one last America, Location 12 track, “Be Gone”. Finally, Dispatch kicked into one last cut from Bang Bang, “Out Loud”, bringing up the wheelchair-bound son of their former manager to enjoy the onstage Big Apple glow along with them to the audible approval of the audience.Dispatch returns to Central Park tonight for their second and final New York show. From there, they’ll head to the Jersey Shore for a performance at Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park on Friday, July 20th, and onward to Maryland for a Merriweather Post Pavillion performance on Saturday, July 21st. For a full list of Dispatch’s upcoming summer tour dates, head to the band’s website.Below, you can view a gallery of photos from Dispatch’s first of two New York City performances courtesy of photographer Andrew O’Brien.Setlist: Dispatch | Central Park SummerStage | New York, NY | 7/18/2018Set: Only the Wild Ones, Time Served, Midnight Lorry, Bang Bang, Beto, Windylike, Flying Horses, Painted Yellow Lines, Rice Water, Fallin’, Curse + Crush, Open Up, Fly With Me, Bats in the BelfryEncore: Be Gone, Out LoudDispatch | Central Park SummerStage | New York, NY | 7/18/18 | Photos: Andrew O’Brien Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Lost Girls Extends Off-Broadway

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first_img View Comments The New York premiere of John Pollono’s Lost Girls has extended its run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre off-Broadway. The MCC production will now run through December 4 instead of the previously announced November 29. The Jo Bonney-helmed staging stars Piper Perabo and Ebon Moss-Bachrach.When Erica (Meghann Fahy), their 17-year-old daughter, goes missing during a winter storm, Maggie (Perabo) and Lou (Moss-Bachrach)—former high school sweethearts, now divorced—are forced to confront the legacy of their past decisions.The cast also includes Tasha Lawrence, Lizzy DeClement and Josh Green.last_img

1 Odd veggies

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first_imgBy Kristen PlankUniversity of Georgia Volume XXXIIINumber 1Page 1 Brussel sprouts – You may have difficulty getting your kids to try them , but it’s well worth the wait if you are partial to this small, cabbage-like vegetable. “Brussel sprouts can be directly seeded into the garden, but are more forgiving as transplants,” he said. Be wary of aphids, however, which can be easily removed with nontoxic insecticidal soap.Globe artichoke – Having grown this himself from seed, Boyhan gives tips on keeping this unique and tasty plant alive. “Start it in the fall, fertilize it well and keep it watered through the first year,” he said. It does not prefer organic matter, but likes a mineral-rich soil.Elephant garlic – As the name implies, this garlic comes in elephantine proportions, respectively. With a milder flavor than regular garlic, this crop will add new dimensions to any dinner table. “Elephant garlic is a winter crop that grows well here in Georgia,” said Boyhan. Make sure to evenly space bulbs three inches apart in the garden.Basil – It may not seem to fit in with the rest of these unique plants, but do not let this common herb fool you. The list of basil varieties, from cinnamon to lemon sweet, is extensive. “It grows like crazy, almost turning into a weed,” Boyhan said. “And you can harvest it multiple times.”center_img Are you tired of planting the same garden vegetable year after year? A University of Georgia horticulturist says spice up your harvest by planting a diverse variety of vegetables and fruits.UGA Cooperative Extension horticulturist George Boyhan suggests planting the following 10 interesting crops you may never have heard of, much less tried.Colored cauliflower – As if it came straight out of the Wizard of Oz, this old-time vegetable now comes in bright orange, green and purple. “This is not something you will find in your local garden center,” Boyhan said. “You’ll have to look in seed catalogs.” Cauliflower requires rich soil, lots of water and a long, cool growing season. Space plants a foot apart. They are sensitive to stress.Tomatillos – Typically found in grocery stores, tomatillos look almost ornamental, Boyhan said.“They are considered a warm-season crop, like tomatoes, but they don’t like very hot weather,” he said. Like tomatoes, tomatillo plants should be started indoors and then transplanted. They are typically used in salsas and add tartness to recipes.Winter melons – Boyhan suggests adding variety to your culinary palette by planting Casaba melons and Crenshaw melons. “The sugars in these melons are much higher than your standard cantaloupe or watermelon,” he said. “And, they’ll be a good hit with the kids.” The Crenshaw melon has a salmon-pink flesh while the Casaba melon has green flesh. Both can be directly seeded into raised beds.Gourds – “The sky is the limit in terms of shapes, colors and sizes of gourds,” Boyhan said. While gourds are typically not eaten due to their bitter flesh, they are diverse in their uses, from birdhouses to ornaments. “They were really easy to grow,” said Karen Clark of Ball Ground, Ga. “We self-pollinated them ourselves which made it interesting and fun.” Gourds need enough room to grow so Boyhan suggests growing them up trellises.Kohlrabi – A winter crop that does well in Georgia, kohlrabi sounds more foreign than it tastes, Boyhan said. Similar to cabbage hearts but with a milder, sweeter flavor, this vegetable can be eaten raw or cooked. “Make sure to take precautions with this plant as it suffers from caterpillars,” Boyhan said. Peppers – From bell to jalapeño to habanero, this popular vegetable comes in varying shades of orange, red, chocolate and purple. It ranges in varying levels of taste, too, from sweetly mild to volcanically hot. “Peppers do very well here, as they are in the same family as tomatoes,” Boyhan said. Keep soil on the dry side, and do not over water. last_img read more

Trader Danske Commodities signs PPA for 480MW of power from Dogger Bank wind farm

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:A giant wind farm being developed off the coast of the U.K. will sell some of its power to energy trader Danske Commodities A/S.Under the 15-year deal, the subsidiary of Equinor ASA will trade and balance power from 480 megawatts of the Dogger Bank wind farm, about 13% of its capacity. It’s a key step as the developers of the massive wind park move toward a final investment decision.Dogger Bank is a joint venture between Equinor and Scottish utility SSE Plc. The pair won a government auction to sell power at record-low prices last year.That contract means that the owners of the wind farm will get paid the same price no matter what happens in the power market. If prices sink the wind farm is protected. But if prices gain in the coming years, as some forecasters predict, the owners will leave money on the table.The traders at Danske Commodities will sell the power on the market as part of that process. If the price they get is below Dogger Bank’s government contract, then the government will reimburse the difference. If the market price is above the contract, then the wind park owners will pay the government back.[Will Mathis]More: World’s biggest offshore wind farm signs deal to sell power Trader Danske Commodities signs PPA for 480MW of power from Dogger Bank wind farmlast_img read more

Dear Doc: Does sushi contain parasites?

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first_imgDear Doc: Does raw sushi ever contain parasites?–Vanessa, Greenville, N.C. The short answer is yes.In the wild, human disease-causing parasites are more commonly found in saltwater fish than freshwater fish. Other aquatic animals such as snails, frogs, and snakes also contain parasites.Now, this fact does not stop me from hungering for my favorite sushi roll as I write this post. Sushi served in the U.S. very rarely contains any live parasites (notice I said live). All intended-to-eat raw seafood in the U.S. is flash frozen for a set time, killing potential human-disease causing parasites.Note to home-made sushi makers: non-commercial freezers do not freeze raw meats or seafood fast enough to ensure all parasites are killed.Also, seafood at a local grocery store is not frozen to the same standards as that of seafood used in sushi restaurants.For those who crave sushi while traveling outside the country, keep in mind that other countries may not follow similar U.S. food standards.–Dr. Sean Cook is a physician and outdoor enthusiast from Georgia.last_img read more

Orkun Kokcu breaks silence on his future amid Arsenal transfer interest

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first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 10 Jun 2020 6:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Man City stars head back into training as season set for June 17 returnTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:58FullscreenMan City stars head back into training as season set for June 17 returnhttps://metro.co.uk/video/man-city-stars-head-training-season-set-june-17-return-2181398/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I want to make the best of it next season and want to be as fit as possible when the competition starts again.‘For now I’m only working with Feyenoord. I have a contract until 2023, so I’m not in a hurry.‘When the moment arrives and I feel good about it, we’ll see.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWith Mikel Arteta’s side currently in ninth place in the Premier League table, their transfer business may be dictated by whether or not they can qualify for European competition,In an ideal situation, the Spanish boss reportedly wants to add a centre-back, right-back, midfielder and replacement striker if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette leave this summer.MORE: Jens Lehmann slams Unai Emery and says former manager was ‘not good enough’ for ArsenalMORE: Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno says Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga dominance is ‘boring and sad’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Kokcu has been linked with a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Orkun Kokcu has played down speculation that he could be joining Arsenal this summer and is not in a ‘hurry’ to secure a move away from Feyenoord.According to reports in the Netherlands, the Gunners are expected to table a bid for the 19-year-old, who Mikel Arteta views as a perfect fit for his midfield.The Turkey youth international has impressed in his breakthrough season in the Eredivisie, registering two goals and four assists in 22 games.But with the Dutch top tier cancelled over the coronavirus crisis, Kokcu is ignoring any transfer talk and fully focused on getting himself fit for the next campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It doesn’t really matter to me, frankly. My father and my agent are busy with that,’ Kokcu told RTV Rijnmond.‘I try to isolate myself from that. That works fine. Fortunately, I am a footballer and not an agent. Advertisement Orkun Kokcu breaks silence on his future amid Arsenal transfer interest Advertisementlast_img read more