Family hike in the Thury Valley

FREISTADT. The Naturschutzbund district group is organizing a leisurely hike for the whole family through the Thurytal near Freistadt on Saturday, October 3rd.

You hike upstream along the Feldaist, where traces of ancient cultures can be discovered and the idyllic natural landscape can be enjoyed. After a 2.5 hour circular hike, you will stop at the “Wirtshaus zur Zielscheibe” in Vierzehn. Then it goes directly back to the starting point (20 minutes walk). Meeting point: 10 a.m. at the entrance to the Thurytal near Freistadt (Graben – right behind the Pizzeria Venezia – parking spaces available). Registration to reserve a table (by October 1st):

When where: Saturday, October 3 2015, 10 a.m., Thurytal Freistadt

Searching for clues in Hawaii – Aloha Magnum! – Travel

The door of the King Kamehameha Club is open, but you won’t get far if you go inside. “Are you members?” Asks a guardian, “Unfortunately you have to stay outside.” Randy Spangler tries the jovial way: “I worked here once.” No chance.

But even from the entrance you have a good view of the room. The bar with the round tables and rattan chairs, the cave-like low ceiling, the whole, somewhat musty semi-darkness that opens onto a terrace towards the beach, not just any, but rather the Terrace. The light pops in from here, the cloudless sky, the turquoise Pacific with the surfers on top – everything that Waikiki has to offer in terms of radiance in the early morning. The private investigator Magnum was out there, drinking beer from long-necked bottles, trying to get his friends Rick and TC involved in his investigation. In the background bikini beauties with poodle hairstyles strutted through the sand. Back then it was the eighties. They are still in this room today. “Nothing has changed,” says Randy Spangler, “oh, boy!”

It’s been 30 years since Spangler worked here at 2933 Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu. Not as a waiter or bouncer, although he would still have the ideal, impressive stature for the latter job despite his 70 years. Spangler was location manager of the television series “Magnum, pi” – the abbreviation for “private investigator” was omitted in the German version. There were 162 episodes in eight seasons, from 1980 to 1988 in the USA and from 1984 in Germany. At that time, Derrick and the old man were still in charge of the investigation in this country. Difficult to say which of the two commissioners had larger bags under the eyes. And then suddenly Magnum rushed through the evening program in a fire-engine red Ferrari 308 GTS. Straight from Hawaii! Exotic, funny and a bit forbidden, because the airtime is actually too late for children – so: irresistible for a 13-year-old boy who was drawn out into the world.

“Tom has a heart of gold,” says the person who organized the filming locations for the series

Magnum lives in the guest house of Robin Masters as security advisor to the richly bestselling author Robin Masters – much to the annoyance of the over-correct British majordomo Jonathan Higgins. He is particularly bothered by Magnum’s casualness, which also includes his style-defining look: mustache and hair dryer, Hawaiian shirt and chest hair as well as tight, short pants. When looking back at the old episodes, these trousers, you have to keep in mind, look even more abnormal than the shoe-box-sized car phones or the absurd whistle of some action scenes. Much more important, however: Magnum’s self-deprecating off-commentary (“I know exactly what you’re thinking now, and you’re right, but…”), The running gags, the suspense of the cases, the spectacular show value of the locations – that’s today still good. Magnum is naturally likable, not like its big competitors in the 1980s: not as slippery as lifeguard Hasselhoff, not as cocky as Popper cop Don Johnson in “Miami Vice”. How nice that Randy Spangler doesn’t destroy this sentimental idea. He not only knows Magnum, but also its actor Tom Selleck. And he says, “Tom has a heart of gold.”

Randy Spangler’s job was to find the locations. For the King Kamehameha Club, for example. It’s actually a club, but it’s actually called Elks Lodge 616. Even Spangler doesn’t know what the members do. “Something patriotic, charitable,” he suspects. A parking space is reserved for the “Deer of the Year” in the parking lot in front of the club. In addition, Spangler has parked his brand-new, white jeep. The palm logo of a “Pupukea pineapple plantation” is emblazoned on the doors of the car. Below it says: “For official use only.” Spangler explains: “That’s one of my tricks. The jeep looks like the authorities. That’s how you let me through everywhere.”

In addition to Magnum, he has organized locations for dozens of other TV series and films, including “Hawaii Five-0”, “Lost”, “The Hunger Games”, “Godzilla”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Jurassic Park” and ” Jurassic World “. He knows every palm frond on Hawaii’s main island of Oahu. He grew up here. His father was in the army and after the end of World War II had the choice of either being stationed in Germany or in Hawaii. “Well,” says Randy Spangler with a laugh, “I suppose he chose the right place.” After retiring, his father rented out holiday apartments. In the 1960s, television people came looking for locations for the crime series “Hawaii Five-0”. The Spanglers were in business, and Randy has been for 50 years to this day.

He steers his jeep down Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu’s shopping street. Left and right hotels, expensive boutiques, odds and ends, the statue of the surfing god Duke Kahanamoku, surfers with their boards under their arms. “When Tom showed up here with the Ferrari, everyone stopped and took photos,” says Spangler. He stops in front of the wood-paneled entrance to the Hyatt Hotel. “Thousands of people watched him pull up here. The director yelled ‘Cut!’ And at that moment everyone ran up to Tom and pushed him against the wall. The police had to protect him. Crazy!”


Red Knight of Lascombes Margaux 2010

The harvest is manual and carried out in 10kg crates with double sorting. After cold maceration, the vinification is carried out in temperature-controlled stainless steel and wood vats for 30 to 40 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels. The wine is then aged on lees for 4 months. After blending with a proportion of Merlot greater than that of the great wine, the 12-month aging is carried out in French oak barrels. Before bottling, a fining is carried out with fresh egg white.

The wine is fruity and supple. It can be drunk after 5 years.

The average annual production is 200,000 bottles mainly sold by the merchant.

Region : Bordeaux Rive-Gauche – Appellation : Margaux

an economical and ecological solution to preserve drinking water

Saving drinking water is a major challenge in the face of global warming: it is therefore everyone’s business. So recovering rainwater for use at home is almost a natural source … Especially in France where we benefit from favorable rainfall.

Written by Jean Marie, on Jul 12, 2020, at 9 h 41 min

The rainwater recovery has many advantages both outside and inside your home. Moreover, more and more individual houses are playing the game of rainwater harvesting by using increasingly ingenious devices to use the water even in the houses. Maybe it’s time to get started?

Why collect rainwater?

By collecting rainwater and if you install a system that allows you to use it indoors, you can do without flushing with potable water. Knowing that a flush represents approximately 5 liters of water, imagine the annual savings that you will achieve.

The ecological benefits of water recovery

In addition, treat the water to water the vegetables and other plants consume energy and treatment products, while it is completely useless for plants.

The plus of the water collector: in summer, if you want to fill a small pool, you have a green and free alternative, which will not prevent you from reusing the pool water to water it afterwards!

Economic recovery: the economic advantages

Collecting rainwater, nothing like it to reduce consumption potable water and therefore better control its water expenditure!

With the permanent rise in price per m3 of water, the rainwater recovery system is an economical, reliable and quickly amortizable solution.

The size of your installation must be according to your needs © ying

Knowing that a French consumer uses on average 150 to 200 liters of water per day and that the water budget for a four-person household is between 500 and 700 euros per year, recovering rainwater is an alternative that saves a significant part of water consumption. Who needs drinking water to water their garden or wash the soil?

Indeed, watering a 200 m² lawn consumes around 700 m³ of water per year. With rainwater from the collector, you can save almost 200 euros.

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Banner illustration: Collecting rainwater to water the garden, among others – © AjayTvm

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Does eating fat make you fat?

We always associate edible fats and overweight. Is this well justified? We asked our dietician the question: does eating fat make you fat?

Written by Emma, on May 26, 2020, at 12:45 p.m.

There are three important things to know about lipids, the real name for fat. Let’s first put the three into perspective macro nutrients (lipids, carbohydrates, proteins).

Lipids are essential for life

Among them, only one provides more than twice the calories or energy compared to the others: lipids, with 9 kg calories / g. The proteins and carbohydrates only provide 4 kg. calories / g each. So if we eat lipids, we necessarily have more calories.

Lipids have multiple and important roles in our metabolism :

  • They bringenergy and participate in the cell structure, being present in cell membranes.
  • They are precursors of many biological compounds such as bile salts, steroid hormones, etc.

They are therefore essential for the proper functioning of the human body. There are two kinds of lipids.

What are the “ good ” and the ” bad »Fats? © SewCream

The lipids that the body does not make

The so-called “essential” or essential fatty acids which must be provided by food are the polyunsaturated fatty acids : omega-6, omega-3, and DHA. Their recommended nutritional intake (ANC) has been set at 250 mg per day for adults by ANSES, the national health security agency.

The lipids that the body makes in part

Those are the saturated fatty acids, whose diet will just fill in the gaps. Among them, lauric, myristic and palmitic acids, which have negative effects (atherosclerosis) if consumed in excess. ANSES recommends limiting its consumption of saturated fatty acids to 12% of energy intake. The average of French consumption is… 16%.

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Hamburger fries: bad fat, too much salt, poor in vitamins, minerals and fiber © Mei Yi

ANCs in lipids: they have been increased!

One thing is clear: ANSES reassessed the recommended nutritional intake (ANC) in June 2011 by… increasing it!

Since that date, they must represent between 35 to 40% of daily intake, compared to 30 to 35% before 2001.

It is therefore necessary to choose the lipids well increasing the intake of omega-3 and DHA 250 mg / day, and lowering those of saturated fatty acids, and more particularly lauric, myristic and palmitic fatty acids, harmful to health when they are overconsumed, at 12% of ANC.

So what should we answer? Eat fat should you gain weight or not?

YES, eating fatty food makes you fat… When we consume everything at once and much more than normal, that is to say beyond the recommendations of products containing a lot of especially saturated, non-essential fats (the famous triptych of lauric, myristic and palmitic fatty acid), and not enough essential fats (omega-3, omega-6 and DHA).

Where are lauric, myristic and palmitic fatty acids found?

In the palm and copra oils (coconut), and industrial products who can use them: ready meals, pastries, savory and sweet cookies, ready-to-eat dishes, some chocolate derivatives.

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Banner illustration: eating fatty, between pleasure and health hazard © Maria Savenko

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Journalists and academics make “Conversation”

Journalists and academics, researchers and experts from all countries, unite to make information and knowledge accessible to all! It is on this great universalist idea that The Conversation started in 2011, in Melbourne, Australia, on the initiative of the English journalist Andrew Jaspan, former editor-in-chief of The Observer. Or how to bring the Enlightenment encyclopedist project to the age of the “age of access” by creating a newsroom associating journalists-editors with academic editors. The French version of this international journalism and knowledge will be online this Monday, after having spread to the United Kingdom (2012), the United States (2014) and more recently in Africa.

Led by Fabrice Rousselot, former correspondent in New York and former editor-in-chief of Release, and Didier Pourquery, former deputy director of World (also passed by Libé), The Conversation France therefore has the same ambition as the sites that preceded it: “It is a question of popularizing information in the noble sense of the term, that is to say bringing it down from the small circles of the elite to the streets. We want to make news intelligible to everyone and shed light on it in all its complexity ”, explains Fabrice Rousselot. Contrary to the mad acceleration of information on Twitter and continuous news channels, this new pure-player of online news, completely free, will therefore rely on journalism in-depth who gives himself the time for reflection and explanation.

“All the news that makes the world go”

Because in a world where news runs in a loop on all screens and where the attention ofa digitalized becomes more and more difficult to capture, The Conversation believes in the reader’s “available brain time” when he is not taken for more stupid than he is. The difficulty is getting everyone to write, in a didactic way and why not funky and impactful feathers from the academic sphere. Academics and experts are thus solicited on current events, “All the news that makes the world go” : politics, economy, environment, education, health, science and technology… It will be the work of a small pool of five to six journalists who are experts in their field (including Thomas Hofnung, ex-Libé for the international, Aline Richard ex-The research etc.) who will order, angle and edit the papers in connection with the authors. “We will not refrain from any subject, Fabrice Rousselot told us on Friday. Monday, we will undoubtedly open on Greece with, I hope, a signing that will surprise. There will be a large article by demographer Hervé Le Bras on migrants, but we will also put a background paper on sexual fantasies online. ”

No click race for The Conversation who does not need it, given its completely free model, based on open source and information sharing: all articles can be picked up, published and rebroadcast by anyone and any licensed media Creative Commons. “That’s the point ! The more we are picked up, the more the article is read and the happier we are because the objective has been reached ”, specifies Rousselot, who cites as an example this paper by Pierre Leriche, research director at the CNRS, on the archaeologist of Palmyra Khaled al-Assad assassinated by the jihadists of the Islamic State, which had 820,000 readers in two days on 30,000 sites.

23 million direct and indirect readers

But by the way, how does a network of completely free news sites with a 100% social purpose work? Non Profit, at a time when the press is desperately looking for a viable economic model on the internet? “We have three sources of funding: partnerships with universities, donations from major foundations and those from government organizations”, answers Fabrice Rousselot. Most of the major Anglo-Saxon universities are already partners of the platform. And for its French site, The Conversation received the support of the Conference of University Presidents, the Institut universitaire de France, the Sorbonne and even Paris-Saclay …

On the donor side, The Conversation is funded among others by the wealthy Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (which has released $ 3 million for the African platform), the Howard Hugues Medical Institute, the Knight Foundation … With its small team which will include around ten people in 2016, the French version works, for the moment with a small budget of one million euros. For their part, Reuters and AFP offer access to their huge database of photo archives. And contributors are not remunerated, writing without being asked: the logic of dissemination of knowledge and knowledge goes hand in hand with the notoriety offered by dissemination on a global scale. With its four editions, The Conversation today claims 2.7 million direct readers per month, a figure which rises to 23 million with the republication of papers. And the fund of 32,000 copyright-free articles continues to run on the Internet.

After the launch of the French site, the ambition is to spread over the five continents to make conversation everywhere. Next steps, Spain, Italy and Germany, then Asia and South America. “The advantage is that we are a global media in essence, we talk to everyone about the major topics that concern everyone: Climate and migration, war and terrorism, technological and scientific progress …, concludes Fabrice Rousselot, who should return to New York once The Conversation France installed, to manage the platform’s global newsroom. Even if it means making conversation, as much as it is on the scale of the planet, since we invented the Internet for that.

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