Milwaukee Bucks to boycott Game 5 over Jacob Blake shooting: Report

first_imgAugust 26, 2020 /Sports News – National Milwaukee Bucks to boycott Game 5 over Jacob Blake shooting: Report FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Yuliia ZatulaBY: MARK OSBORNE(MILWAUKEE) — The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to boycott Game 5 of their series against the Orlando Magic over the shooting over Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earlier this week, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.Blake was shot seven times and is paralyzed after being shot by police. The shooting has caused violent protests in Kenosha the last few nights.The Bucks lead the series 3-1, and were scheduled to play Game 5 at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.Milwaukee is the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference in the NBA playoffs. They lost Game 1, but have won three straight games. The team features Giannis Antetokounmpo, the reigning NBA MVP, who was named defensive player of the year on Wednesday.Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell tweeted “WE DEMAND CHANGE! SALUTE @Bucks” in response to the shooting.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Alternative to sodium sets off bakery debate

first_imgThe launch of a new sodium alternative has sparked a debate on the use of potassium chloride in bread.Volac’s sodium and sugar replacer Volactose Whey Permeate contains 2.6% potassium and is labelled a ’high-performance cross-category sodium and sugar replacer’, which can be used in a wide variety of better-for-you pro-ducts, including breads and sweet biscuits.However, while potassium chloride is a legal addition to bread, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is not a fan. Despite pushing bakers to seek alternatives to sodium chloride, a spokeswoman said: “The FSA does not encourage the use of sodium chloride (salt) substitutes/replacements based on potassium, because we are keen that people’s palates adjust to less salty foods. Using a replacement such as potassium chloride does not assist this taste adjustment.”She added: “For people with kidney problems and children who have immature kidneys, too much potassium in the diet can have health implications.”Stanley Cauvain, director and vice-president R&D activities at BakeTran, said most plant bakers would have tried potassium chloride in the last 10-15 years and recognised its limitations regarding a characteristic bitter potassium flavour. “This limits its level of addition and when sodium chloride levels are lower, then the flavour impact becomes more pronounced,” said Cauvain.Mark Neville, Volac’s marketing manager, dairy and lifestyle ingredients, said it had a number of customers in the UK, mainly in the bakery sector, using products from the Volactose range. “It is clear that there is a need for us to adjust palates to lower sodium products. The potassium level in Volactose Whey Permeate is already very small and thus unlikely to pose a threat to health.”He added that as more attention was paid to sodium content, not labelling sodium on front of pack had a positive impact. “Within ingredients labelling you can label whey permeate in a number of ways, including ’whey solids’ or ’milk solids’. Dairy-derived ingredients gene-rally have good connotations in relation to bakery products,” said Neville.last_img read more

Help for the holidays: How Guadalupe Credit Union meets mission

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Guadalupe Credit Union($168.0M, Santa Fe, NM) works year-round to encourage and teach financial wellness through products, services, and programs it offers to its mostly Hispanic membership across northern New Mexico.And like credit unions across America, the 70-year-old credit union finds the holidays are a great time to celebrate the good of the past year and share what it can with members, especially those in the most need.Diane Sandoval-Griego has been with Guadalupe for 12 years, the past five working in financial coaching and outreach. Here, she shares her thoughts about how the credit union helps people at this time, and every time, of year.last_img

Ingeteam Targets Next-Generation Turbines with New Converter

first_imgThe Spain-based Ingeteam has developed a new medium voltage power converter for offshore wind turbines with the capacity of up to 15MW.The converter is part of a research study that assessed the relationship between the cost of the power conversion stage and its reliability and maintainability metrics, MTBF and MTTR respectively, to determine the lowest Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE).Ingeteam found that the optimal solution for the offshore wind sector is a medium voltage power converter based on the parallelization of several conversion lines (core product).According to the company, the new product decreases the production losses of the turbine as it provides efficiencies higher than 98% at rated operating conditions.The control algorithms of its power converters are developed so they can be applied for different grid codes and adapted to operate with single and multiphase stator generators in order to optimize the whole turbine solution, while it also allows multiple solutions depending on customer requirements regarding the integration in the wind turbine.The converter comprises a fully enclosed cabinet and a liquid cooling system that ensure safe operation even in harsh environments and is easily maintained due to its front access and withdrawable main components that are expected to contribute to minimizing the OPEX related to the service of the turbine, Ingeteam said.“With current technologies, as well as the expected progress in materials and engineering integration, we think that offshore wind turbines will continue to rapidly increase their power capacity. Therefore, a robust medium voltage power converter has been developed focusing on a market that demands a low Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) without compromising quality or performance in wind turbine platforms that are continuously scaling up,” said Ana Goyen, Director of Ingeteam Wind Energy.last_img read more