Huge internet celebrations for Julia Child’s 100th birthday, tomorrow Wednesday August 15

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Anyone who’s seen a Julia Child cooking show loves the woman. She was so interesting and weird, over-the-top and funny, and brought so much French cooking to America 헤드사커 돈버그 다운로드. Her work inspired a generation of chefs, including bringing cadre of talented French chefs to our shores.

Today, you can find fine French food everywhere and cooking shows run like marathons radmin 3.4. So, take some time out of your daily food watching to celebrate Julia Child’s 100th birthday. The internet is doing what it does best, organizing awesome events around obscure topics:

 

 

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Ring of Fire Derecho – travelled 600 miles from Iowa to D.C.

On Friday, a historic, record-setting heat wave covered a sprawling region from the Midwest to the Southeast. All-time high temperatures records of 109 were established in Nashville and Columbia, South, Carolina and tied in Raleigh and Charlotte which hit 105 and 104 nsp 파일. Here in Washington, D.C., the mercury climbed to an astonishing 104 degrees (breaking the previous record set in 1874 and 2011 by two degrees), our hottest June day in 142 years of records 다운로드.

 

 

…the coverage and availability of this heat energy was vast, sustaining the storms on their 600 mile northwest to southeast traverse 다운로드. The storms continually ingested the hot, humid air and expelled it in violent downdrafts – crashing into the ground at high speeds and spreading out, sometimes accelerating further 찌라시 다운로드.

Peak wind gusts in the D.C. region include the following:

71 mph near Dulles Airport
70 mph in Damascus, Md.
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65 mph in Rockville, Md.
70 mph at Reagan National Airport
76 mph in Seat Pleasant, Md. (Prince George’s co.)
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70 mph in Ashburn, Va.
69 mph in Leesburg, Va.

In addition, an 80 mph gust was clocked in Fredericksburg. To the north and west, 91 mph and 72 mph gusts were measured in Ft 다운로드. Wayne, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio

 

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Video of the NEXRAD Radar showing the ring of fire Derecho:

 

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Thousands of never-before-seen-photos from New York City – 100 years ago

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New Yorkers cool off in the Astoria public pool with the Hell Gate railroad bridge looming in the background in the summer of 1940.
Murder most foul: A detective took this crime scene photo in 1918 after children found the body of Gaspare Candella stuffed in a drum and dumped in a field in Brooklyn, New York.

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Myth = 100% of our energy cannot come form renewable sources

100% of Minnesota’s electricity generation needs can be met by wind and solar sources combined with improvements to the state’s electric grid system and energy efficiency policies, according to a report released today 다운로드.

Renewable Minnesota: Aanalysis of a 100% renewable-energy based electricity system for Minnesota

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Minnesota’s electricity sector currently accounts for over one third of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions 이카루가 다운로드. State policy is to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050.

“A significant change in electricity generation sources is clearly needed to achieve that goal,” Dr 다운로드. Makhijani explained. “Fortunately, wind and solar can provide 100% of Minnesota’s electricity. These currently available technologies also offer significant job creation and economic development opportunities.”

 

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The notion that solar and wind energy cannot be the mainstay of an electricity generation system because they are intermittent is incorrect…it is technically and economically feasible to meet the entire 2007 electricity demand of Xcel Energy [in Minnesota] using only renewable energy generation combined with storage technology and energy efficiency improvements 다운로드.

The renewable energy mix would include approximately 13,000 megawatts of wind power and 4,600 megawatts of distributed solar PV…would pump more than $90 billion into the state’s economy and create 50,000 jobs 다운로드.

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The conventional notion of a “peak load” needs to be replaced in designing an electricity system with a high proportion of solar and wind energy…The crunch time may be during periods when the wind and solar supply are low relative to demand 다운로드.

 

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From zero to 100,000 miles in eight years

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I bought my 2004 Acura RSX as a new car back in November of 2003. In the eight years since I have driven 100,000 miles.

That’s 12,500 miles/year which is 31% below the national average of 18,000 miles/yr 다운로드.

It also includes four cross-country trips from Los Angeles to Washington DC (10,560 miles). Of which, the milestone was reached on the fourth trip on a night drive through Marshall, Illinois 위쳐1 다운로드.

I still love my car but sure hope to drive much less in the future!

Go local: an explanation of foodsheds

With all this talk about eating local and counting miles I thought it would be good to explain what it really means. The foundation for local eating starts with a foodshed 사운드클라우드 음원 다운로드.

Foodshed: a region or area from which a population draws its food.

The typical limit on these regions is 100 miles 다운로드. Draw a 100-mile circle around where you live and that is your foodshed.

In economic terms this is ideal distance a farmer, or her goods, can travel to reach a market 다운로드. That way it arrives on your plate as fresh, ripe, and nutritious as it can be.

Go outside of this limit and there is an increasing reliance on fossil fuels and a decreasing quality of the food 피어1 다운로드.

For those concerned about pollution, global warming, or oil-addiction these “food miles” are a cause for concern. Farmers face similar concerns, albeit from the other side, with a rising cost of gas and oil-based fertilizers that narrow their profits 다운로드.

Still for others the “go local” movement represents a desire to get the very best food they can find, and that is the fundamental reason for foodsheds 타워링 다운로드.

I’ve tried to document what happens to our health with the advent of low quality foodour acceptance of it, and the difference in nutritional content 다운로드.

These rings of farmland surrounding our communities represent the ideal of sustainable living. Where the countryside is not poverty-stricken, but instead a vibrant economic sector known as much for its wineries and ‘farm-days’ as it is for fresh meat, vegetables, fruits, and nuts 다운로드.

Even more these areas are often recession proof as evidenced by their continual rapid growth during the past half-decade 이미지 파일 다운로드.

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For further reference I’ve pulled together several maps of America’s foodsheds. Take a look.

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