Give Up

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Comfort: Real change requires that you move from comfort to discomfort. You have to purposely give up what you are comfortable with and do something that doesn’t necessarily feel good (at first, anyway). Real growth and real change always require that you take actions outside your comfort zone. Give up comfort.Security: What you know feels safe. What you don’t know feels uncertain and scary. Most of the time, what you feel is a false sense of security. You live on a small rock spinning at 80,000 MPH and circling a ball of fire. You have very little control. Change comes when you leave security for the unknown. Give up security.Beliefs: A lot of what you believe serves you well. A good bit of what you believe is the source of all of your problems. Your problem isn’t your problem; what you believe about it is your problem. Wherever you recognize a gap between where you are and where you want to be, some belief and the accompanying actions that result from that belief is what keeps you from having what you want. Give up beliefs that no longer serve you.Waiting: Waiting isn’t a strategy for being who you want to be, having what you want to have, and contributing what you want to contribute. Good things do not come to those who wait. Good things come to those who take consistent action and persist. Give up waiting.Avoiding Conflict: Mostly we avoid conflict. But some conflict is necessary if you are going to produce breakthrough results. Avoiding the difficult decision doesn’t mean that the problem or challenge you are facing will go away. Avoiding a difficult conversation doesn’t resolve the problem; it mostly makes them worse. Problems don’t age well. Give up avoiding conflict. If you are going to give up, here is a list to get you started.last_img read more

Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur meets PM Modi

first_imgAmidst reports of Cabinet expansion in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday. An official spokesperson said Mr. Thakur thanked PM Modi for visiting the State to inaugurate the Himachal Rising Global Investors’ Meet earlier this month. However, the official spokesperson did not mention anything about the Cabinet expansion. The spokesperson said the CM discussed various Union government-aided projects and requested for their speedy approval and support to the State government. The Prime Minister assured of all possible support to the State, he added. Talking to the PTI on October 22, Mr. Thakur had said the Himachal Pradesh cabinet would be expanded anytime after results of the Assembly bypolls were declared on October 24. The exercise is to fill two Ministerial Berths, which have been lying vacant for the past several months. Anil Sharma, who was the Power Minister in the State government, had to resign after his son contested on the Congress ticket from the Mandi Lok Sabha seat this year. Mr. Sharma had refused to campaign for the BJP candidate from Mandi, Ram Swaroop Sharma. Kishan Kapoor, who was the Dharamshala MLA and Civil Supplies Minister in the State government, had resigned after he was elected to the Lok Sabha in May from Kangra.last_img read more

Azkals held to a draw anew as Asian Cup berth remained elusive

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Blackwater owner thinks Ellis on his way out of PBA after continued no show Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Photo from GoNepal.comThe Philippines’ AFC Asian Cup qualification bid remained hanging in the balance after the Azkals were held to a goalless draw by Nepal last Tuesday at ANFA Stadium in Kathmandu. Carlie de Murga was denied by the crossbar in second half stoppage time and Daisuke Sato’s header was also cleared off the line as the Azkals failed to break down a resolute Nepalese side, which was already out of contention in Group F. ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH It was the third straight draw for the Filipinos, who were held to back-to-back stalemates by Yemen.But as it stands, the Azkals still have the inside track in the race for the two Asian Cup berths after improving their tally to nine points. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTajikistan and Yemen are just three points behind with a match at hand, which means the grim prospect of not qualifying is still possible for the Azkals, who have to beat the Tajiks on March 27 at home.Playing in high altitude, the Azkals took awhile to settle into the match. The first chance came in the 21st minute when Iain Ramsay found De Murga inside the box only for the defender to send his shot over the bar.  CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The spell of good play from the Azkals was highlighted by a couple of big opportunities in the 35th minute. Curt Dizon cut inside from the right and stung the palm of the Nepalese keeper Kiran Limbu, who could only save the ball into the path of Mike Ott. The diminutive atttacker, however, couldn’t get solid contact with the Kiran to beat. Just after the hour mark, Kiran was called into action by Simone Rota, who rifled a long range effort. The rebound fell to skipper Phil Younghusband, who sprayed his effort wide. The game opened up late in the second half as the Azkals threw men forward and Junior Munoz and De Murga had to make a couple of timely blocks to deny the hosts from going ahead. Azkals coach Thomas Dooley sent Pika Minegishi and James Younghusband into the fray in the hopes of boosting the attack. Off an Iain Ramsay’s inswinging corner, the ball found its way Sato, whose free header was cleared off the line in the 83rd minute. Well drilled and disciplined defensively for most of the contest, the Nepalese rode their luck in stoppage time. Neil Etheridge’s free kick picked out De Murga whose header rattled the crossbar as the Azkals came within inches of qualifying with a game to spare.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more


first_imgBlizzard warnings are posted from Colorado to Minnesota as a storm develops that could rival last month’s bomb cyclone.The National Weather Service says up to 2 1/2 feet of snow could fall in parts of eastern South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota.South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has closed state government offices in 52 counties.Numerous schools around the state have closed.Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says “the National Guard stands ready” to rescue any stranded motorists.Last month’s storm led to massive flooding in the Midwest that caused billions of dollars in damage.last_img read more

3 days agoMan Utd hero Fletcher: Pereira’s best position…

first_imgMan Utd hero Fletcher: Pereira’s best position…by Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United captain Darren Fletcher says Andreas Pereira is a natural No10.Pereira impressed in the draw with Liverpool before he was taken off for Brandon Williams in the closing stages.”He’s an out-an-out number ten,” Fletcher said.“It has been difficult for him to fit in the formation sometimes.”The back five with the two holding midfielders allowed them to do that.“He was leaving something on players and he will be annoying and he was a threat.”I think he has been a little frustrated playing in wide areas.“His natural game is to come inside and he was a big reason behind what United did well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Mary Kom is too big a legend to need to hide from competition: Nikhat Zareen to Kiren Rijiju

first_img Next Press Trust of India New DelhiOctober 17, 2019UPDATED: October 17, 2019 16:17 IST (Nikhat Zareen Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBFI had ignored Nikhat Zareen for the recent World Championships and sent Mary Kom insteadBFI now also plans to send Mary Kom for the Olympic qualifiersMary Kom has maintained that she would follow the BFI guidelines on selection trialsFormer junior world champion boxer Nikhat Zareen has written to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, demanding a trial bout against the celebrated MC Mary Kom before India’s squad for next year’s Olympic Qualifiers is decided.Mary Kom (51kg) claimed her eighth world medal at the recently-concluded championships in Russia. She was selected for the event ahead of Zareen, who was refused a trial by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), which decided to go by Mary Kom’s consistent performances while making the choice.The BFI now also plans to send Mary Kom for the Olympic qualifiers on the back of her bronze-winning show at the world championships, moving away from the previous decision to give direct selection only to the gold and silver winners.The qualifiers will be held in China in February next year.”Sir, the very basis of sport is fairplay and need to keep proving oneself each and every time. Even Olympic gold medallists have to fight again to qualify to represent the country,” she wrote in the letter.”I have been inspired by Mary Kom since I was a teenager. The best way I can do justice to this inspiration was to strive to be as great a boxer as her. And Mary Kom is too big a legend in sport to need to hide from competition and not actually defend her Olympic qualification,” she said.All I want is a fair chance.If I’m not given the opporunity to compete what am I training for. Sports is about FairPlay & I dont want to loose faith in my country.Jai Hind @KirenRijiju @RijijuOffice #AjaySingh @Media_SAI @DGSAI @BFI_official @kishanreddybjp @PMOIndia #TopsAthlete Zareen (@nikhat_zareen) October 17, 2019Interestingly, the BFI criteria for men made it possible for even the bronze-winners to get direct selection.”After all, if 23-time gold-medallist Michael Phelps has to re-qualify every time for the Olympics, the rest of us should do the same.”Mary Kom has maintained that she would follow the BFI guidelines on selection trials and will compete if asked by the federation.The Sports Ministry is not entitled to intervene in selection matters of any national federation unless requested by the parent international body as any such unilateral move is considered a violation of the Olympic Charter.Zareen said even if she were to lose the trial bout, should she get one, she would feel content about at least getting a chance.”I look for no favours, just fairplay. And whether Mary Kom or any other boxer qualifies after the trial, we can at least sleep at night knowing that every one of the candidate for the best possible opportunity to make India proud at Olympics,” she said.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Nikhat ZareenFollow Mc Mary KomFollow World Boxing Championships Mary Kom is too big a legend to need to hide from competition: Nikhat Zareen to Kiren RijijuMary Kom was selected for the World Boxing Championships ahead of Zareen, who was refused a trial by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), which decided to go by Mary Kom’s consistent performances.advertisementlast_img read more

Danner’s New Weatherized Collection Will Feature Their Toughest Winter Boots Yet

first_img Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordable 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather Even though fall is a ways away, there is already anticipation in the air. Portland, Oregon-based boot-makers Danner have announced their toughest protection, comfort, and warmth to date: Danner’s Weatherized Collection.Whether you’re a winter hiker, persistent hunter, or a casual urban explorer, Danner’s Weatherized Collection — scheduled for a fall 2018 release — is for you. Leading the way is the brand-new Raptor 650 model (pictured below to the left), which was designed to withstand the harshest of winter conditions but offers a surprising amount of stouthearted style.Featuring winter-ready 400G PrimaLoft insulation, as well as a fleece-lined upper composed of durable wool and full-grain leather, the Raptor 650 ($240) will keep your feet warm and comfortable. They’ll also provide superior traction on wet or icy surfaces thanks to the Vibram Escape outsole, which boasts a fully-functional Megagrip technology to keep you upright on slippery trails.Danner’s award-winning Mountain 600 (pictured above to the right) will also be reintroduced in the new Weatherized Collection, this time with heavy-duty insulation for cold weather.  You can expect the same rebound, comfort,waterproofing, and support as the original, but the Mountain 600 Insulated ($220) will offer more warmth with its 200G PrimaLoft upper insulation and heat-retaining fleece lining.It’s not easy to find a pair of boots that look as great as they are functional. With Danner, however, that’s what you always get.“Danner hiking boots are already known to perform exceptionally well in winter conditions,” said Will Pennartz, senior marketing manager, in a release. “With the new Raptor 650 in particular, we wanted to add a bit more style to create one truly weatherproof, fully functional, go-to boot for winter conditions.”In the meantime, take a video tour of Danner’s Portland factory and head over Danner’s website to peep some of the brand’s other premium products. It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Rates of syphilis increase in Alberta

first_imgSouth Zone: 31 cases, an increase of 138.5 percent compared to 2017Calgary Zone: 206 cases, an increase of 7.3 percent compared to 2017Central Zone: 88 cases, an increase of 266.7 percent compared to 2017Edmonton Zone: 977 cases, an increase of 305.4 percent compared to 2017North Zone: 208 cases, an increase of 324.5 percent compared to 2017 In 2018, a total of 1,536 cases of infectious syphilis were reported compared to 161 in 2014, almost a tenfold increase. The government shares this rate of infectious syphilis has not been this high in Alberta since 1948.While congenital syphilis cases were rare before the outbreak, There were 22 congenital syphilis cases between 2014 and 2018, one of which was stillborn. Congenital syphilis, which occurs when a child is born to a mother with syphilis, is a severe, disabling and life-threatening disease.Consistent and correct condom use is an important protection against STIs such as syphilis.As with other STIs, the symptoms of syphilis may not be obvious.Health experts recommend sexually active people, regardless of gender, age or sexual orientation, get tested every three to six months if they:have a sexual partner with a known STIhave a new sexual partner or multiple or anonymous sexual partnershave a previous history of an STI diagnosishave been sexually assaultedIt is critical that anyone who is pregnant seeks early prenatal care and testing for syphilis during pregnancy.Anyone experiencing STI-related symptoms should seek testing and speak to a family doctor to find testing and treatment options.In the 2018 case counts for infectious syphilis by AHS zone: EDMONTON, AB – Infectious and congenital syphilis rates have escalated across the province over the past five years, with a sharp increase in 2018.Due to the rapid increase in syphilis cases, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, has declared a provincial outbreak and is encouraging Albertans to get tested and protect themselves.“We need to emphasize for all Albertans: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are a risk to anyone who is sexually active, particularly people who have new sex partners and are not using protection. I encourage anyone who is sexually active to get tested regularly. Anyone in Alberta can access STI testing and treatment for free,” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health.last_img read more

Indian women lose second T20, series to England

first_imgGuwahati: The Indian women’s cricket team suffered a five-wicket defeat to England in the second T20 International, surrendering the series with a sixth straight loss in the shortest format. Chasing 112 for an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, England completed the task in 19.1 overs, holding nerves after losing a few quick wickets. Opener Danielle Wyatt was Engalnd’s star performer with the bat, top-scoring with an unbeaten 64 off 55 balls. During her stay in the middle, Wyatt struck six boundaries, and was ably supported by Lauren Winfield (29). Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherWhile Wyatt held one end firm on the way to her fourth T20 half- century, England needed three back-to-back boundaries by Winfield to take the game away from India. Opting to bowl, England produced a brilliant performance to prevent the hosts from putting up a big score at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, with Katherine Brunt emerging as the most successful bowler. The veteran seamer returned figures of 3/17, sending back stand-in skipper Smriti Mandhana (12) and Jemimah Rodrigues to put India on the backfoot. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenThe wicket of Mandhana was important for England as the opener had powered India to 24 for no loss in 2.3 overs before Brunt had her caught behind. Coming in to bat at one drop, the young Rodrigues (2) did not last long, getting bowled by Brunt. In the next over, the dismissal of Harleen Deol by left-arm spinner Linsey Smith (2/11) left the hosts in a spot of bother at 34 for three. The experienced Mithali Raj, in the last leg of her career, top-scored with 20 off 27 balls, while Deepti Sharma and Bharati Fulmali contributed 18 each. England were off to a steady start but slow left-armer Radha Yadav did not let the opening partnership flourish, disturbing Tammy Beaumont’s stumps in the fifth over. Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav had Amy Jones caught and bowled in a soft dismissal and Ekta Bisht picked up two wickets, including the big one of skipper Heather Knight, to leave the visitors in trouble at 56 for four. But Wyatt and Winfield saw England through with their 47-run partnership for the fifth wicket. India bowled tightly and conceded just three extras in comparison to England’s 18. England won the first match by 41 runs.last_img read more

Firefighter reflects on fourdecade career

A longtime firefighter in Norfolk County is hanging up his hat on April 24.John Verboom, the community safety officer, has been a firefighter for 44 years.Verboom started as a volunteer firefighter at Station 6 in Courtland, where he stayed for 36 years. He transferred to the station in Simcoe full-time on a contract in 2008. When that contract came to an end, he worked part-time for several months and, in December 2009, came back on as a full-time staff member.“I applied the day I turned 18 years old. I was on within three weeks,” Verboom said about the start of his career.By 1980, he was the instructor at Station 6.“As my time in fire went on, to me it was very obvious that I really had a desire to do fire prevention,” said Verboom.Verboom attended the Ontario Fire College to get his certificate in fire prevention, at which time the community safety officer position in Simcoe came open.He said the part of his job he will most miss is emergency management for Norfolk County. He said he enjoyed helping to prepare for special events, such as 2013’s Gentlemen of the Road concert featuring Mumford and Sons in Simcoe and Friday the 13th motorcycle rallies in Port Dover.He also remembers fighting a few large fires, including one in downtown Tillsonburg.“We managed to stop it about halfway down the block. That was a big night.”Verboom offers some advice for anyone considering firefighting as a career.“I think you have to be diligent,” he said.“Don’t be afraid to go get your college degree in fire prevention or fire suppression. It would really enhance your opportunities to get on full time somewhere,” he said.“Don’t expect to walk in off the street. You need to be thinking about it way ahead of time.”In his retirement, Verboom plans to continue with a home business.“I’m a carpenter and woodworker by trade. I’m going home to play with the wood.” read more

Former Rwandan mayor pleads not guilty at UN tribunal to genocide

Juvénal Rugambarara, Bourgmestre of Bicumbi commune throughout the genocide, faces nine charges including genocide, crimes against humanity, public incitement and serious violations of the Geneva Conventions.Mr. Rugambarara’s initial appearance last Friday before Judge Jai Ram Reddy follows his transfer from Uganda to the UN Detention Facility in Arusha two days before.

Chrysler recalls Ram 1500 Dodge Dakota trucks from 20092010 because of rear

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Chrysler recalls Ram 1500, Dodge Dakota trucks from 2009-2010 because of rear axle nut problem by News Staff Posted Oct 6, 2012 12:46 pm MDT DETROIT – Chrysler says it’s recalling Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota trucks from the 2009-2010 model year because a lack of adhesive may cause the rear axle pinion nut to loosen.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that if that happens, the axle can lock up, and the vehicle could lose control and crash.Government and company officials say there have been 15 reports of rear axle failure, including four that resulted in a loss of vehicle control. The driver crashed into a concrete barrier in one case. There have been three minor injuries.The recall involves 44,300 vehicles manufactured from July 1 to Nov. 30, 2009.Chrysler will notify owners of the recall beginning next month. Dealers will install a retainer to secure the pinion nut free of charge. read more

Denmark and Netherlands going for medals

Women’s EHF EURO 2016 The Netherlands and Denmark are at semi-final of the Women’s EHF EURO 2016 and they will clash for the place at the final! The Dutch girls had to beat Spain and they did it for the first ever EURO semi-final – 29:24 with 10 goals of Estavana Polman.In Helsinborg, their way to the final weekend in Gothenburg found Danish girls by beating Romania 21:17. Anne Mette Hansen was in the role of “Christina Neagu” with nine goals, while Romanian handball princess had the worst evening on the tournament with 3 goals from 13 shots what affected play of the whole team. Danish goalie Sandra Toft was amazing, once again, with 15 saves.Norway waiting for their rivals at the second semi-final. Germany beat Sweden 28:22 to secure third place and now wait Serbia to make a miracle and stop France.STANDINGS:The Netherlands 8Germany 7France 6Sweden 3Serbia 3Spain 1Hungary played 26:26 with Russia.GROUP B:Norway 8Denmark 7Romania 6Russia 4Czech Republic 2Hungary 1 ← Previous Story Handball journalists and fans together for WORLD HANDBALL COACH 2016 Next Story → AFTER 10 YEARS: France to chase Norway for the final! read more

Soy Town Hall How Has Use of Biodiesel on Your Farm Changed

first_imgFor the fall edition of American Soybean magazine, the American Soybean Association (ASA) is asking farmers: How has use of biodiesel on your farm changed over the last five years?To respond, send an email to ASA Communications Manager Jordan Bright at

Riverview Bancorp reports 128 million quarterly loss

first_imgVancouver-based Riverview Bancorp, parent of Riverview Community Bank, on Monday reported a loss of $12.8 million for the company’s fiscal fourth quarter ending March 31. It was the bank’s second straight quarterly loss, and it raised Riverview’s net loss for the full fiscal year to $28.5 million, or $1.28 per share.The report didn’t come as a surprise. Riverview disclosed last month that it would add up to $15 million to loan-loss reserves, and it had predicted a net quarterly loss of 55 to 60 cents per share. In its Monday earnings report, the bank said the actual amount of the quarterly loan loss set-aside was $14.3 million and it pegged the bank’s loss at 57 cents per share. Riverview’s set-aside for troubled loans now stands at $18.6 million.Riverview struggles reflect the continuing weakness of the local real estate market, where most of the bank’s troubled loans reside. In a news release, Riverview said it increased its provision for loan losses after obtaining updated proposals on several properties, and in response to the bank’s ongoing loan reviews.“For the second consecutive quarter, we have significantly increased our loan-loss provision in an effort to position Riverview for recovery in an economy that remains sluggish,” said Pat Sheaffer, Riverview’s chairman and CEO, in a news release. “We continue to focus on strengthening the bank and working diligently, side by side with our clients, on problem assets. Riverview remains an important economic participant as one of the few community banks in the region and the only community bank headquartered in Clark County.”Regulatory changesThe set-aside amount represents 2.7 percent of total loans and 41.3 percent of non-performing loans, the bank said. But those loans are increasing, at least on paper, in part due to regulatory changes unleashed by new federal oversight rules. Riverview’s nonperforming loans increased to $45 million, or 6.6 percent of all loans, at the end of the quarter. By comparison, such non-performing loans represented 4.6 percent of Riverview’s portfolio on Dec. 31, and just 1.8 percent on March 31, 2011.last_img read more

FY19 Milcon Minibus Lined up for Floor Vote This Week

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Negotiations over the conference report for a fiscal 2019 spending package covering the military construction-Veterans Affairs, energy-water and legislative branch spending bills appear to be completed, with conferees prepared to sign a final deal imminently. On Friday, House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said the “minibus” would be on the House floor this week. It is still not clear, though, when the text of the conference report will be released, reports CQ. Congressional leaders are aiming to clear two other spending packages prior to the Oct. 1 start of the new fiscal year as well, including a two-bill minibus covering the defense and labor-HHS-education titles.last_img read more

Spring Dale students hail abrogation of Article 370

first_imgTirupati: The students of Spring Dale in the pilgrim city welcomed the abrogation of Article 370 but in a different way.The tiny tots don in their colourful uniform formed as 370 (figure) in sitting position with a red strip of into mark overhead indicating the cancellation of the contentious Article, to hail its scrapping by the Central government. School teachers and the students said they hit upon the idea of welcoming the repealing of the article in an artistic manner to touch the heart of everyone supporting the move by the Centre and to join the nationwide celebrations upholding the abolition of the article.last_img read more

Crumbfree Bread Will Prevent Another Gemini 3 Sandwich Incident

first_imgStay on target Hubble Space Telescope Captures Star’s Eerie Gaseous GlowMoon Glows Brighter Than Sun in NASA Fermi’s Vibrant Images Gemini 3 was NASA’s first two-man mission into space. It was a significant achievement, but Gemini 3 is often remembered for another reason: a ten-second incident involving a smuggled corned beef sandwich.Wally Schirra, an astronaut known for being a jokester, had procured the contraband sandwich two days before launch and slipped it to pilot John Young. About two hours after he and Commander Gus Grissom took off, Young pulled the sandwich from his pocket. “Where did that come from?” asked Grissom. “I brought it with me,” Young replied.The actual sandwich, preserved in resin. Image: Raymond K. Cunningham, Jr./CollectSpaceThe two quickly learned why sandwiches weren’t a great menu item for missions into space. The bread started breaking up, and Grissom quickly shoved it into his pocket before things got really messy. The crumbs could have been seriously bad news, damaging sensitive instruments, clogging the ventilation system, or lodging in one of the astronauts’ eyes.Now, more than 50 years later, science may have come up with a solution: crumb-free bread. The keys to achieving spaceship-friendly bread lie in a special dough mixture and oven. A research team at OHB Systems is looking at two different appliance options. One is a convection oven, the other a low-pressure, low-temperature one.The first test bakings are expected to be performed next year aboard the ISS. It’s actually very important work. As Sebastian Marcu, founder of the Bake In Space initiative, told New Scientist, “as space tourism takes off and people spend more time in space we need to allow bread to be made from scratch.”last_img read more