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What's on Obama's Spotify playlists

The White House launched its own channel on Spotify, a popular music streaming service, on Friday, releasing two playlists that were "hand created" by President Obama, according to a White House official.

One of the playlists is billed as a "daytime" affair, while the other may be more appropriate for the "evening." The music selections run the gamut from classic artists like The Temptations and the Rolling Stones to more contemporary musicians like Beyonc and Justin Timberlake.

Ain't Too Proud to Beg The h bracelet replica TemptationsLive It Up Isley BrothersMemories Live Talib Kweli Hi TekTombstone Blues Bob DylanSo Much Trouble in the World Bob MarleyParadise ColdplayTengo Un Trato (Remix) Mala RodriguezWang Dang Doodle Howlin WolfAnother Star Stevie WonderHot Fun in the Summertime Sly the Family StoneBoozophilia Low Cut ConnieWherever Is Your Heart Brandi CarlileGood Day Nappy RootsGreen Light John LegendGimme Shelter Rolling StonesRock Steady Aretha FranklinDown Down the Deep River Okkervil RiverPusher Love Girl Justin TimberlakeShake It Out Florence + The MachineLa Salsa La Traigo Yo Sonora CarruselesAnd the replica hermes jewelry president's evening playlist includes:

My Favorite Things John ColtraneSuperpower (feat. Frank Ocean) Beyonc Van MorrisonIs Your Love hermes jewelry replica Big Enough? Lianne La HavasHow Can You Mend a Broken Heart Al GreenRed White Blue Gold Aoife O'DonovanNothing Even Matters Lauryn HillThe Best Is Yet to Come Frank SinatraYou Don't Know Me Ray CharlesI Found My Everything Mary J BligeHelp Me Joni MitchellI've Got Dreams to Remember Otis ReddingSuzanne Leonard CohenFeeling Good hermes bracelets replica Nina SimoneStubborn Love The LumineersUntil Cassandra WilsonUMI Says Mos DefThe Very Thought of You Billie HolidayFlamenco Sketches Miles DavisWoo Erykah BaduThe president is currently on vacation in Martha's Vineyard with his family. On Thursday, the White House also released the president's summer reading list.
Sep 22 · 0 comments
Waymo escalates battle with Uber in court filings

FILE Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer and co founde of the self driving truck company Otto, in San Francisco, May 16, 2016. Levandowski is now vice president of Uber's self driving car project and at the center of a lawsuit alleging the theft of trade secrets brought against Uber by Waymo, an autonomous car business owned by Google's corporate parent. less

FILE Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer and co founde of the self driving truck company Otto, in San Francisco, May 16, 2016. Levandowski is now vice president of Uber's self driving car project . more

A skylight is reflected in the rear window of a Waymo driverless car during a Google event Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in San Francisco. The self driving car project that Google started seven years ago has grown into a company called Waymo. The new identity announced Tuesday marks another step in an effort to revolutionize the way people get around. Instead of driving themselves, people will be chauffeured in robot controlled vehicles if Waymo, automakers and ride hailing service Uber realize their vision within the next few years. less

A skylight is reflected in the rear window of a Waymo driverless car during a Google event Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in San Francisco. The self driving car project that Google started seven years ago has grown . more

Photo: Eric Risberg, Associated Press

John Krafcik, chief executive of Waymo, speaks at a news conference unveiling a self driving minivan at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Jan. 8, 2017. The new van, built by Fiat Chrysler with self driving sensors from Waymo, is the first heavyweight collaboration between a major automaker and one of Silicon Valley's elite. less

John Krafcik, chief executive of Waymo, speaks at a news conference unveiling a self driving minivan at the North hermes replicas American International Auto Show in Detroit, Jan. 8, 2017. The new van, built by Fiat Chrysler . more

A self driving car company founded by Google is presenting hermes best replica new evidence to support allegations that a former manager stole technology that was sold to Uber to help the ride hailing service build its own robot powered vehicles.

Waymo, a project hatched by Google eight years ago, wove its tale of alleged deceit in sworn statements filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco.

The documents try to make a case that former Waymo manager conceived a scheme to heist key trade secrets before leaving the company early last year to form an autonomous vehicle startup that he had been discussing hermes clutch replica with Uber.

It the latest salvo in a battle that started last month when Waymo sued Levandowski and Uber for alleged theft of the technology for lidar, sensors that enable self driving cars to see what around them so they can safely navigate roads. Experts say an effective lidar system typically takes years to develop.

After leaving Waymo, Levandowski started a self driving truck company called

Uber brushed off Waymo claims as baseless attempt to slow down a competitor. text >Waymo is mounting its attack with the help of one of Levandowski former colleagues, , the leader of Waymo lidar project.

In a sworn statement, Droz said Levandowski confided in January 2016 that he planned to Waymo technology at Otto. A Google forensics expert said he determined that Levandowski began downloading thousands of files containing Waymo trade secrets in December 2015, according to another sworn statement.

Levandowski had previously acknowledged to Droz that he began discussing self driving cars with Uber in 2015, according to the filing. Levandowski, me that it would be nice to create a new self driving car startup and that Uber would be interested in buying the team responsible for the lidar we were developing at Google, Droz said in his declaration.

In January 2016, Levandowski again said that he had been at Uber San Francisco headquarters seeking an investment in his startup, Droz said.

Waymo also filed papers seeking a court order to block Uber from using any of the technology that it believes Levandowski stole.

If a judge grants that request, it could force Uber to halt its tests of self driving cars in Pittsburgh and Phoenix. It unclear how much of the technology identified in Waymo lawsuit is being used in the Uber self driving cars that are picking up passengers in those best replica hermes cities.

Levandowski wasn alone in his alleged betrayal, according to Waymo.

Other sworn statements filed Friday identified two other former Waymo employees accused of stealing technology in July 2016, shortly before they joined Uber. They are Sameer Kshirsagar, Waymo former global supply manager, and Radu Radutu, an engineer in Waymo lidar department.

The dispute between Waymo and Uber highlights the high stakes in the race to build self driving cars that promise not only to revolutionize the way people get around but also the automobile industry. Waymo and Uber are two of the early leaders, while long established car companies such as Ford, are scrambling to catch up.
Sep 22 · 0 comments
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Sep 22 · 0 comments
West Ham sink Man United in farewell thriller

LONDON West Ham bade farewell to the Boleyn Ground after 112 years with a pulsating 3 2 victory over Manchester United to leave the visitors' top four hopes in tatters on Tuesday.

On an emotionally charged night in east London, it looked as though Anthony Martial's double had ruined the Hammers' party but late headed goals from Michail Antonio and Winston Reid secured the win that almost took the roof off the old stadium.

As the home team lapped up the applause and fans broke into a stirring rendition of their 'I'm forever blowing bubbles' anthem, United's players trudged off knowing their Champions League qualification hopes are no longer in their own hands.

"In the last match of the season we can kelly bag hermes cheap pass over Manchester City, they can lose and we can win then we are fourth, you can count I think?" United boss Louis van Gaal told reporters.

For United to finish fourth they have to beat Bournemouth in their final match of hermes kelly bag Knockoff the season while Manchester City must lose to Swansea.

Van Gaal also refused to blame an attack on the team bus by West Ham fans for his side's defeat, though his players looked nonplussed as they were pinned back early on in the Boleyn cauldron after a 45 minute delay to kickoff.

"We know it can happen so we have to cope with that. Twenty minutes from the end, we were 2 1 ahead so I don't think that was an influence," the Dutchman said.

While United's need was probably greater, West Ham were desperate to leave the Boleyn on a high after a 4 1 drubbing by Swansea City at the weekend.

They went ahead after 10 minutes when Diafra Sakho swept the ball home from Manuel Lanzini's cut back, then Andy Carroll spurned a great chance to make it 2 0 and Antonio had a goal ruled out.

United sent on former what is a kelly bag West Ham midfielder Michael Carrick after the break to try to instigate a comeback.

The visitors did improve and were level after 51 minutes when Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata combined to set up Martial.

Dimitri Payet and Sakho went close to putting West Ham back in front but United struck on the break when Martial's shot embarrassed goalkeeper Darren Randolph at the near post.

The visitors' lead lasted four minutes though as playmaker Payet's floated pass picked out Antonio, who thumped a header past United goalkeeper David de Gea.

With the atmosphere building to a crescendo, West Ham snatched victory in their 2,398th and final game at Upton Park when Reid's header beat De Gea's despairing attempt to keep the ball out.

The roars would have been heard down the road at the Olympic Stadium where sixth placed West Ham could host Europa kelly bag price copy League matches next season if they finish with another win at Stoke City on Sunday.
Sep 22 · 0 comments
Why street food is this year's hottest trend

And some of the best food I've eaten has been on the streets whether that was in Bethlehem, with its hole in the wall falafel shacks, or the streets of Mandalay, with bowls of fishy noodles still salty from the sea. Coming back to Britain, though, was always disappointing. It was a bag of chips, a Mr Whippy, or a sausage from a rusty handcart.

But that's all changing. Last year, to reward the good and punish the bad, I set up the British Street Food Awards. At the finals, in Ludlow, the judges were amazed by what they saw: a new generation of street food heroes men and women who wanted to be part of the food revolution that's happening in this country, but didn't necessarily have the capital they needed to open a restaurant.

Street food, in many ways, is better than restaurant food. For a start, it's cheap and fresh rather than left standing on a hot plate till a sniffy waiter deigns to pick it up but it's also all about offering the kind of food we want to eat, not some received notion of "good food". And its sellers buy local and seasonal as a matter of course because that's what's cheapest margins are so tight that there's often no choice.

We have a noble tradition of street food in Britain as far back as the 12th century shopkeepers sold hot sheep's feet. By the 18th century they were hawking pies and pasties, and by the 19th it was warm eels, pickled whelks, oysters, fried fish and hot peas, with a slice of rhubarb tart for dessert. By the end of the Victorian era, however, eating in public was considered suitable only for the working classes. It took the farmers' market movement to make it acceptable (and acceptably middle class) again to eat a sausage in a bun if the sausage was rare breed and the bun sourdough.

Gordon Ramsay claimed we had a long way to go before we became a great culinary nation, because food wasn't enjoyed from "the bottom up" well, street food is making that happen by reclaiming our public spaces. And it is showing us that good food doesn't need to be eaten in a Michelin starred restaurant with a menu no one understands.

This is an edited extract of 'Street Food Revolution' by Richard Johnson, published by Kyle Cathie, priced 14.99. This year's British Street Food Awards take place at Harvest at Jimmy's festival, 9 12 September (When Yianni Papoutsis first set up The Meatwagon which serves cheap cuff bracelets for women the best burgers in Britain he used to wear chef's whites. Then he went to the Burning Man festival a celebration of self expression in the American desert and "found himself". "All of a sudden it felt like I was doing it under false pretences," he says. So Papoutsis took the whole thing back to basics. "It's not trying to pretend to be a three star dining experience," he says. "We make burgers we just happen to make them very well indeed."

Running The Meatwagon at pubs, parties and festivals is a full on life. But Papoutsis is used to hard graft: as a technician for touring ballet companies, he was always the "go to guy". While pondering a career change ("I liked dragging bits of steel around, but everything was being computerised"), he went away to America. Over the course of the trip, he fell in love with the country's street food from lobster roll vans in Maine to Mexican food trucks in LA.

He returned to the UK with an idea. "I thought, 'I don't have the necessary experience to open a restaurant, so I'll buy a trailer instead.'" And a cast iron griddle. "I had to go to America to find one heavy enough to get that lovely caramelised crust on the meat. It was 40 years old." But it was worth it. After The Meatwagon opened in 2009, people were soon making the pilgrimage from all over Britain.

The original van was stolen last year. But Papoutsis turned misfortune into opportunity: to raise money for its replacement, he set up a pop up burger joint, The Meateasy, above a pub in New Cross. For three months, it was the talk of the capital. And, as well as the glowing reviews, he now has a new vehicle, in the striking shape of a converted US ambulance, for his troubles.

Papoutsis knows a burger isn't a trend, it's a classic. So he doesn't monkey about with it. But he's put a lot of research into creating the perfect burger. There are no offcuts, just whole joints of chuck steak, minced into a patty. The patty is 5 per cent less fatty than a standard burger. If it were the standard 20 per cent fat, there would be lumps of hard fat inside which, because it's cooked quickly and served pink, wouldn't have reached a high enough temperature to melt.

Papoutsis had a taste for processed American burger buns but couldn't get them here. So he decided to work with a bakery that has been in business since the 17th century to make his own.

Food purists still frown on the fact that his cheese is processed. But, he counters, "Cheddar, if you heat it, will separate oil on top, melted cheese solids underneath. American cheese is so homogenised that it can take extremes of temperature without splitting. It's hot work, so grab yourself a beer to cool down.

The coals will need to burn down to cooking temperature and this will take a while. Use this opportunity to enjoy a couple more icy beers.

When the coals are coated with a white ash replica hermes bangle (they will glow red in the dark) and all the flames have died down, you're ready to cook. And quite likely drunk.

Pull out a cheap enamel on gold jewelry wad of minced chuck steak and form it into a ball in your hands. It should fill both hands when you cup them together. Squash this down on to a sheet of greaseproof paper so that it forms a burger sized disc. It does not need to be a perfect circle.

Put it on the barbecue grill and season the top side with a healthy dose of salt and pepper. Wash your hands after handling the meat: you don't want to get your beer bottle dirty. Put the thick slice of onion on the barbecue, too.

Cut the bun in half and toast the cut sides over the barbecue. This will take only a few seconds.

When the bottom of the burger has formed a good brown crust, it will easily lift off the barbecue without sticking. Flip it and cook the other side. It won't take nearly as long. Flip the onion while you're at it. Lay a couple of slices of cheese over the burger while it's on the barbecue.

Layer the bottom of your bun with a squirt each of Heinz ketchup and French's mustard. Stick a couple of slices of dill pickle on there too.

Lay the burger on your bun base and slap the cooked onion on top. The melted cheese will hold it in place. Put the bun lid on top and serve immediately with the rest of the beer.

The street food in Vietnam is the best in the world. Whether it's from the woman who carries her soup kitchen in a don ganh (a yoke, with baskets at each end of a wooden pole) or the man who pushes a bicycle cart and rings a little bell to announce the arrival of his fish stew, you won't be disappointed.

But the people of Vietnam are most proud of their bnh m crusty baguettes filled with pork, home made mayonnaise and a heavenly pt, layered with crisp pickles and fresh herbs sold on every street corner at every hour, as long as the baguettes are still warm.

In the days of colonialism, the French would go to the deli for their filled baguettes. But when the French left Vietnam, the "French sandwiches" (bnh m Tay) went native. Because wheat had to be imported, the Vietnamese made their baguettes with half rice flour. They replaced the duck liver pt with a pig and chicken liver pt, the butter with a mayonnaise made from egg yolks and oil, and cornichons with a radish and carrot pickle. What started off as a pale imitation ended up as hermes bag replica a huge improvement on the original.

Bnh M 11 began as a culinary venture of Anh and Van, two school friends from Hanoi who couldn't satisfy their cravings for bnh m in London. But now it's bigger than that three generations are working together to bring bnh m to the people. Anh and Van came up with the name because, in their mind, the perfect bnh m is 11 bites big.
Sep 21 · 0 comments
Why Our Lifespan Doesn

Have you ever wondered about Aging and how Methuselah in the Bible lived 969 years? Can you explain aging based upon oxygen concentration in biblical times versus today, destruction of our environment, eating meat, fast food and prepared foods diets, our body mitochondria organelles, genetics, or a Godly spiritual explanation? Learn with scientist/spiritualist Jerry Pollock who has an imaginary interview with Methuselah's Divine soul in the spirit world while Jerry's wife Marcia's soul will join in on future conversations.

Who is the oldest living person in modern times? best replica hermes bag Answer Jean Calment of France who lived 122 years from 1875 1997. It is said she met the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh when she was twelve years old. Who is the oldest living person in the history of humankind? Answer Methuselah at 969 years of age living more than five thousand years ago.

Jerry: First off Methuselah I want to tell you that I honored to be in your company. I want you to know that I totally accept that you lived 969 years old. There may be a number of reasons why you and other biblical figures lived to such ages, not the least of which was God providing miracles to humankind. Abraham wife Sarah gave birth at age ninety while Abraham was one hundred. God restored Sarah youth and hormones in order for Sarah to become pregnant and give birth to the patriarch Isaac. Unheard of years ago, today women in their sixties have given birth to children. God told Adam that because of His sins, his promised lifespan of a thousand years would not be. God has always showed His enormous patience with humankind. He gradually decreased man age, until we reach Moses living to 120 years and King David living to the biblical age of 70.

Methuselah: Why would God do that?

Jerry: When evil entered the world after the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, God may have needed to lower the age in order for evil men not to live long enough to deify themselves.

Methuselah: Except for the Devil, of course.

Jerry: Yes, the Devil is still alive and doesn seem to age.

Methuselah: Forget the Devil. Where the beef as Walter Mondale hermes bags replicas would say? Where the scientific proof for my age?

Jerry: As a scientist, I can only offer some hypothetical arguments. There is reasonable evidence that years ago, the oxygen concentration was about 40 percent compared to today content of 18 percent in the air. In polluted environments, the oxygen concentration can dip into single digits. Oxygen is our hidden immune system and the only molecule able to burn toxins in our cells, providing that sufficient oxygen concentrations exist inside the cells. This is especially relevant in our modern world in which the challenges to our bodily organs keep rising. The higher the concentrations of oxygen in our cells, within limits, the better our health it would seem.

Methuselahi: We didn know anything about oxygen concentrations in my day. Are you trying to pull the wool over the eyes of an old man?

Jerry: Not at all but perhaps, as was suggested by Tennyson, the atmospheric pressure of oxygen before Noah Ark and the great Flood was significantly higher than that after the Flood because of a changed sea level.

Methuselah: I wasn on Noah boat. I was at the tail end of my life but are you saying that my age is related to breathing in oxygen?

Jerry: Exactly! With a higher atmospheric pressure, more oxygen would be taken in with each breath, like in modern hyperbaric higher oxygen chambers. Back in biblical days, that oxygen would find itself in very high concentrations in our cells. Cancer and heart disease, our two biggest killers, would not be evident.

Methuselah: Nobody in my day died of cancer or heart disease. Modern humans invented these diseases. Aren my cells the same as yours? And what all this talk about mitochondria? Sounds more like modern gibberish.

Jerry: Actually it not my dear friend. Our mitochondrial organelles in our cells, which are responsible for consuming our oxygen to provide energy, likely were present in much higher concentrations in biblical times. This was necessary to accommodate the increased oxygen. Also with a natural diet free of preserved foods, there would be little or probably no free radicals to attack our mitochondria. With regard to diet, it has been suggested that the diet before the Flood and Noah Ark was strictly vegetarian. Pesticides of course had not been introduced. It was only after the Flood with Noah sacrifice of animals that God permitted humans to eat animals. Gradually with the corruption of the diet, the lifespan decreased. Abraham came in on the scene some three hundred years after the Flood and died at 175. Moses who came another five hundred years after Abraham lived to 120.

Methuselah: Speak English, Jerry. Are you saying that a diet of oxygen, natural foods, whole grain bread, and natural oils combined with pure water and an unpolluted environment would be favorable to aging and longevity?

Jerry: Yes! Furthermore today mass farming has stripped the earth of essential minerals. Animal protein has resupplied these minerals cheap hermes bag that are required for our enzyme and protein systems to operate; however, we have paid a price once we started to inject the animals with antibiotics, hormones, and steroids. When we consume the animal, we consume these diet additives which can affect our cells to increase their rates of cell division. Cells have a limited lifespan so we age faster. Cells that mature faster are subject to more mutations and we in turn to earlier illnesses.

Methuselah: This is all Greek to me. I glad I was not a part of your world.

Jerry: Scientists in recent years have used sophisticated molecular biology technology to determine the good genes good quality hermes replica that turn on and the bad genes that turn off so that increases in the aging process can be observed. Ongoing experiments include not only laboratory mice and rats but also primates like chimpanzees. The results show that the human lifespan one day might be increased to 150 years.

Methuselah: This projection of course is without God help.

Jerry: Can we talk about God and aging in Part 2 of our interview series.

Methuselah: I not a happy camper leaving out God from the equation, Jerry. Continue.

Jerry: Lowering your caloric intake slows down multiplication of your cells, as well as turning on good genes and turning off bad genes. Animals on caloric restriction do not get tumors as early as those on full diets. How important this was in biblical times is not known. The sweet taste could be satisfied by natural dates, figs, and berries instead of the refined white sugar and sugar substitutes that we consume today. Research has demonstrated the damaging effects of sugar on the heart and perhaps on cancer.

Methuselah: When all is said and done, I prefer the spiritual argument to your scientific one. God granted length of days to me and to others like Adam to show His mastery of our world and universe through Divine Providence. When He performs His magic, we become skeptical of His miracles because He does it in a fashion that we draw conclusions of events based upon the laws of nature and science. This was true during the parting of the Sea of Reeds during the Exodus from Egypt and with the Egyptian plagues. Pharaoh wizards were able to duplicate Moses first two plagues, and the Pharaoh thought that Moses was using astrology and the placement of the stars to perform his sorcery. When the wizards could not duplicate the plague of darkness and the later plagues, they told the Pharaoh that Moses was acting under the Hand of God. Despite the evidence Pharaoh was unsuccessful in his blatant attempts to defy God. He lost his entire army when the Sea of Reeds parted and then resealed itself via God Divine Providence.

Jerry: I not saying you wrong, Methuselah. In the Bible God speaks about a time of 1,290 years which some sages throughout the centuries have erroneously used to calculate the End Time. In the same verse, God also speaks about the worthiness of reaching 1,345 years. I look at these numbers as a riddle that can be interpreted to mean that the Messianic Age will last between 1,290 and 1,345 years, even longer than the age of you, Methuselah. i>Methuselahi>: Even dying at my age I can imagine anyone living that long. It would seem like an eternity. Can we live forever, Jerry?

Jerry: I think so. Have you read Marcia and my new book, Putting God Into Einstein Equations: Energy of the Soul?

Methuselah: Not yet but I ran into Marcia just the other day in the soul world and she told me about the book. How about I read your book and we take it up in Part 2 of our interview series?
Sep 21 · 0 comments
Wicked Campers slogans ruled objectionable

One carried an image of Snow White using what appeared to be a crack cocaine pipe while another featured cartoon characters Scooby Doo and Shaggy smoking marijuana.

The third van to have its slogan banned showed a Dr Seuss character also talking about smoking marijuana words on the van attributed to the character were "I did a bong, I did, I did".

Other slogans which have raised community ire include the following: "In every princess there is a little slut who wants to try it just once"; "Fat chicks are harder to kidnap"; "A man would be interested in a woman's hermes kelly bags faux mind if it bounced gently as she walked"; "Up the bum. No babies!"; "Your thighs won't touch if my head's between them" and "A big legged woman ain't got no soul".

The Chief Censor's decision shows Ford Sumner lawyers were hired and relied on "humour through social commentary" to defend the slogans.

The submission from the law firm to the Chief Censor said the slogans "attract and reflects Wicked's young customer base through its extensive use of popular culture touchstones".

Wicked Campers said it would be an unreasonable limitation on freedom of expression to rule against the slogans hermes kelly pochette copy when hermes kelly bag cost fake "painting a vehicle with artistic imagery and provocative phrases is no different from an individual displaying artwork in a gallery".

The Chief Censor's ruling said the three vans which were identified by registration number and slogan "promote and encourage criminal acts".

While saying the material was shown in a humorous way, there was concern it would attract children and teenagers who might then see the displayed drug use as "funny and cool".

Freedom of speech was also considered but the ruling said the overwhelming balance fell against open publication. The ruling found the slogans were R16 content then invited Wicked Campers to raise the issue again if it found a way to display the content without those under 16 years of age seeing it.

The ruling by the Chief Censor came after Ms Bennett and two other Cabinet ministers Louise Upston and Maggie Barry told the Herald on Sunday they were determined to remove the offensive slogans from the road. Their efforts followed that of National's Dr Shane Reti, whose Whangarei electorate sees many of the vans passing through as tourists travel north.

The politicians' objections have been grace kelly purse Knockoff backed by action from the tourism sector with campgrounds announcing bans on campers carrying offensive slogans.

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Sep 21 · 0 comments
Volkswagen's other speciality

WOLFSBURG: Known worldwide for its popular Beetle camper van and, of late, its engine rigging scandal, German automaker Volkswagen also has another slightly lesser known speciality the curry sausage.

An icon of popular food culture in Germany, the pork sausage smothered in spiced ketchup and topped with curry powder has been a workman's favourite for decades, sold at greasy spoons and railway stations and at VW's headquarters in Wolfsburg.

In the vast auto plant's kitchens, Francesco Lo Presti is cutting up pieces of pork, to be minced and stuffed into sausage casings, which are then smoked and grilled.

A short distance from the car assembly lines, the master grace kelly purse faux butcher in his white chef's hat has worked here for more than 15 years making Volkswagen's very own "Currywurst", based on a recipe dating back to 1973.

Under the supervision of Lo Presti, some 30 kitchen staff participate each day in the industrial scale production of 30,000 curry sausages, which is also a favourite snack at the local football stadium of VfL Wolfsburg.

Given its employees' enthusiasm for the beloved banger, VW offers it in canteens in most of its plants worldwide, including in the United States, India and China, where it is produced under licence by a supplier.

In Germany, VW's curry sausage is often offered by company car salesmen as a treat for prospective clients, and also features on the menu at corporate marketing events.

The celebrated sausage has hermes kelly pochette fake even made it onto the shelves of some Edeka chain supermarkets, along with a VW branded spicy tomato sauce.

For Lo Presti, the Currywurst is a labour of love, as much as the kelly hermes bag cheap latest car model is to the plant's designers, engineers and mechanics.

"The well selected meat, a blend of spices that is of course secret, these are the essential ingredients," he says.

"You just add ketchup. It's unbeatable."

He cannot imagine Volkswagen without the sausage, which is even listed as an official VW component with the product code 199 398 500 A.

"Without their curry sausage at 900 am, hermes kelly pochette imitation the employees would go on strike immediately," he says, only half joking.

This delectable delicacy "is an integral part of the corporate culture of Volkswagen," says Tina Berthold, curator of an exhibition dedicated to the cult sausage at the Volkswagen Museum in Wolfsburg, which is running to the end of May.

Martin Cordes, director of VW's gastronomic division, says the company's Currywurst has half the fat of most rival products and is made from the finest cuts of meat, making it "very healthy and easy on the stomach".

Since the mad cow disease crisis of the late 1990s, it no longer contains beef but only pork a change that some fans initially found hard to swallow, says the master butcher.

The manufacturer used to slaughter its own animals on company farms but now uses pork from regional suppliers. VW also launched a vegetarian version in 2010 and a vegan Currywurst in 2015.
Sep 21 · 0 comments
Wayne Shaw sacked by Sutton United after pie betting stunt

Wayne Shaw sacked by Sutton United as he and Sun Bets are investigated by theGambling Commission and the FA for pie eating betting stunt

Arsenal beat Sutton United 2 0 in the FA Cup fifth round at Gander Green LaneSutton sub goalkeeper Wayne Shaw was spotted eating a pie on the touchlineSun Bets had offered odds of 8 1 that he would eat a pie in the matchNow the Gambling Commission and the FA are investigating Shaw and bookiesThe 'roly poly goalie' quit the club on Tuesday after being asked to resignA legal expert has suggested Shaw may have committed a criminal offence had he assisted anyone to cheat at gambling, even if he didn't bet himselfBy

Sutton's pie eating reserve goalkeeper and the club's sponsor Sun Bets could both be in hot water for potentially breaching betting rules during last night's FA Cup tie.

Investigations have been opened by both the Gambling Commission and Football Association into whether the betting company or Wayne Shaw, nicknamed the 'roly poly goalie', broke any rules during last night's 2 0 loss to Arsenal.

Before the game, bookmakerSun Bets alsothe club's sponsor offered odds of 8 1 that 23 stone stopper Shaw would eat a pie on camera during the match.

He did so in the 83rd minute after Sutton had used all of their subs and fake black enamel jewelry it was clear he would not be playing in the game.

Shaw who has since resigned after the club asked him to quit has admitted he was aware Sun Bets were offering odds on him eating a pie and told reporters after the match he did so for Knockoff hermes collection 'a bit of banter'.

But both he and Sun Betscould be in trouble, with Gambling Commission enforcement and intelligence director Richard Watson saying: 'Integrity in sport is not a joke and we have opened an investigation to establish exactly what happened.'

Sutton manager Paul Doswell appeared on Sky Sports to discuss Evans' resignation

Shaw was said to be in tears as the news was broken to him on the day the government's Gambling Commission and the Football Association opened investigations into the actions of him and the bookmaker.

After he admitted he was aware that bookmakers Sun Bets were offering 8 1 on the event occurring, one expert toldSportsmail the keeper may have committed a criminal offence.

On Good Morning Britain today, host Piers Morgan told Shaw bookie's had odds of 8 1 on him being captured on camera eating a pie, adding: 'There was a suggestion that all your mates, and all the team's mates, had all piled in hence the pie.

A Sutton statement confirmed the keeper's departure, part of which read: 'We are naturally disappointed that Wayne's time with us should end in this manner, and would like to thank him for his contribution to the club and wish him well for the future.'

The non Leaguers' manager Paul Doswell told Sky News: 'We spoke he's absolutely devastated. Tears down the phone.

'Wayne has been swept along with what has happened in the last three or four weeks since the cameras got him at the Leeds United game.

'It's obviously got into another world in terms of what he's used to. I think he's been ill advised at times and he's just made a genuine mistake.

'He's been heavily criticised in the papers this morning. He's such a lovely man but he's been swept along and his judgement obviously wasn't great last night and he's going to pay the price for that, I think.

'He's a friend of mine. The reality is he's going to have to reflect on where he's at over the next few days. He did a fantastic job for the football club but unfortunately if any of us had put ourselves in Wayne position last night then you make your Knockoff hermes bags prices position pretty much untenable. I'd include myself in that.

'If I'd have been party to the decision, if Wayne had spoken to me and said this is what he thought he was going to do, obviously I'd have advised him very, very differently.

'Unfortunately he chose not to speak to myself or the chairman or anyone as to what was happening and now he's put himself in a very invidious position.

'None of the players were aware of this scenario. If any of players or staff have had a bet, they'll suffer the same consequences. I cannot say hand on heart that I know, but I can copy enamel gold jewelry just say I hope I know.'

Sun Bets said it has paid out a 'five figure sum' after he was caught on camera with the pie.

SUTTON STATEMENTWayne Shaw has resigned from his role at Sutton United following the events of last evening and subsequent publicity.

He has said that he 'fully understands the club's position regarding this matter.'

We are naturally disappointed that Wayne's time with us should end in this manner, and would like to thank him for his contribution to the club and wish him well for the future.

Gambling Commission enforcement and intelligence director Richard Watson said: 'Integrity in sport is not a joke and we have opened an investigation to establish exactly what happened.
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vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants and warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation

Patients who filled a prescription for a standard dose non vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (novel oral anticoagulants, NOACs) were excluded. To control for baseline differences in the population, a propensity score for receipt of either of the four treatment alternatives was calculated to apply an inverse probability treatment weight.

InterventionInitiated anticoagulant treatment (dabigatran 110 mg, rivaroxaban 15 mg, apixaban 2.5 mg, and warfarin).

Main outcome measuresPatients were followed in the registries from onset of treatment for the primary effectiveness outcome of ischaemic stroke/systemic embolism and for the principal safety outcome of any bleeding events.

ResultsAmong 55644 patients with atrial fibrillation who met inclusion criteria, the cohort was distributed according to treatment: apixaban n=4400; dabigatran n=8875; rivaroxaban n=3476; warfarin n=38893. The overall mean age was 73.9 (SD 12.7), ranging from a mean of 71.0 (warfarin) to 83.9 (apixaban). During one year of follow up, apixaban was associated with higher (weighted) event rate of ischaemic stroke/systemic embolism (4.8%), while dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and warfarin had event rates of 3.3%, 3.5%, and 3.7%, respectively. In the comparison between a non vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant and warfarin in the inverse probability of treatment weighted analyses and investigation of the effectiveness outcome, the hazard ratios were 1.19 (95% confidence interval 0.95 to 1.49) for apixaban, 0.89 (0.77 to 1.03) for dabigatran, and 0.89 (0.69 to 1.16) for rivaroxaban. For the principal safety outcome versus warfarin, the hazard ratios were 0.96 (0.73 to 1.27) for apixaban, 0.80 (0.70 to 0.92) for dabigatran, and 1.06 (0.87 to 1.29) for rivaroxaban.

ConclusionIn this propensity weighted nationwide study of reduced dose non vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant regimens, apixaban 2.5 mg twice a day was associated with a trend towards higher rates of ischaemic stroke/systemic embolism compared with warfarin, while rivaroxaban 15 mg once a day and dabigatran 110 mg twice a day showed a trend towards lower thromboembolic rates. The results were not significantly different. Rates of bleeding (the principal safety outcome) were significantly lower for dabigatran, but not significantly different for apixaban and rivaroxaban compared with warfarin.

IntroductionAtrial fibrillation is associated with an increased risk of ischaemic stroke and mortality. During the past five years, large randomised trials have established that non vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (novel oral anticoagulants, NOACs) have a similar efficacy to warfarin but have a superior safety profile, largely driven by a substantial reduction in associated risk of intracranial haemorrhage.1 These findings have subsequently changed guidelines to either include NOACs as an option for stroke prophylaxis2 or to recommend these agents as first choice of drug.3 The findings of clinical trials have been confirmed in various observational cohort studies based on data from clinical practice.4567

While meticulous dose adjustments are not required for NOACs as they are for warfarin, a clinical evaluation of appropriate (constant) dose is still necessary. Knockoff hermes bags sale Various degrees of renal function entails recommendations to offer these drugs in a reduced dosing regimen, but different cut off values for age, body weight, or interacting drugs also require consideration for appropriate dose selection.8 Indeed, both age and chronic kidney disease in patients with atrial fibrillation intensifies the risk of stroke and increases the risk of bleeding during antithrombotic treatment.9 Elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (such as those aged 80) and patients with impaired renal function were included in the landmark trials of NOACs, but these important subgroups comprised only a small proportion of the patient populations.

Nevertheless, contemporary guidelines suggest a reduced dosing regimen for dabigatran (110 mg twice a day) if patients are aged 80 or have an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 30 50 mL/min; rivaroxaban (15 mg once a day) if eGRF is 15 49 mL/min; apixaban (2.5 mg twice a day) if two of the three following criteria are present: age 80 or an eGRF 15 29 mL/min or body weight 60 kg; or edoxaban (30 mg once a day) if eGFR is 15 50 mL/min.10 While subgroup analyses including patients with varying degree of renal function showed comparable efficacy with warfarin,11 evidence on reduce dose regimens of non vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants from "real world" clinical practice is scarce. In response to this lack of evidence about reduce dose regimens for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, we conducted a nationwide cohort study to examine effectiveness and safety compared with warfarin. To ascertain appropriateness of prescribing, we particularly focused on subgroups of elderly patients and those with impaired renal function, given their potential "indication for dose reduction" when NOACs are used.

MethodsThis was an observational cohort study of a nationwide population of unselected patients with atrial fibrillation who had not previously taken an oral anticoagulant. Patients were identified from nationwide registries in Denmark.

Data sourcesIn Denmark, individuals are assigned a unique identification number allowing linkage on an individual level between databases. Study data were Knockoff hermes bag for sale obtained from three nationwide administrative databases: the Danish national prescription registry, which holds information on purchase date, Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification code, and package size for every prescription claim since 1994; the Danish civil registration system, which holds information on sex, date of birth, and vital and emigration status; and the Danish national patient register, which includes admission/discharge date, and discharge ICD (international classification of diseases) diagnosis copy white enamel jewelry codes for hospital admissions since 1977.

Patient populationEligible patients were identified as those with a first time prescription claim for an NOAC defined as: apixaban (introduced 10 December 2012), dabigatran (introduced 1 August 2011), or rivaroxaban (introduced 1 February 2012), as well as individuals who started warfarin treatment (since 1 August 2011) up to 28 February 2016. Patients who had taken any oral anticoagulant within the previous year were excluded to establish a naive cohort. All NOACs were restricted to reduced doses approved for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (in Europe) as follows: apixaban 2.5 mg, dabigatran 110 mg, and rivaroxaban 15 mg. To focus on non valvular atrial fibrillation, we excluded patients with previous hospital diagnoses indicating valvular atrial fibrillation (mitral stenosis or mechanical heart valves). We further excluded all those patients with an indication for oral anticoagulant treatment other than atrial fibrillation (history of pulmonary embolism, deep venous thrombosis, or recent hip/knee surgery). This allowed for an indirect identification of eligible patients with atrial fibrillation as all other reasons for initiation of an oral anticoagulation were ruled out. We therefore assumed that initiation of treatment indicated stroke prophylaxis for atrial fibrillation.

Patient involvementNo patients were involved in setting the research question or the outcome measures, nor were they involved in developing plans for recruitment, design, or implementation of the study. No patients were asked to advise on interpretation or writing up of results. There are no plans to disseminate the results of the research to study participants or the relevant patient community.

Ascertainment of outcome measures and comorbidityWe used the Danish national patient register to follow included patients from onset of treatment until 30 April 2016 for the occurrence of a combined endpoint of "ischaemic stroke or systemic embolism" and ischaemic stroke separately. All cause mortality was included as a single endpoint because oral anticoagulants significantly reduce the risk of stroke and death compared with control or placebo,12 while NOACs significantly reduce all cause mortality compared with warfarin.13 Safety outcomes were recorded as haemorrhagic stroke and major and gastrointestinal bleeding and reported in a combined endpoint as "any bleeding" and specific for haemorrhagic stroke. Major bleeding was defined as bleeding with anaemia, haemothorax, haematuria, epistaxis, and bleeding in the eye (see table A in appendix 1). We used ICD 10 (international classification of diseases, 10th revision) to identify outcomes. The coding accuracy of the selected outcomes has previously been validated and found sufficiently accurate for epidemiological research.1415

For quantifying thromboembolic risk, we combined comorbidity information into the CHA2DS2 VASc score16; similarly, to assess the risk of bleeding we calculated the HAS BLED score (table B in appendix 2).17

Within each NOAC agent, there are differences in criteria for recommendation of a reduced dose; nevertheless, elderly people and those with renal impairment are subgroups of patients who require special attention regarding choice of NOAC and dose.18 Therefore, we analysed these subgroups as having a fake fashion jewelry bracelet potential "indication for dose reduction." We identified those with adult polycystic kidney disease, chronic glomerulonephritis, chronic tubulointestinal nephropathy, diabetic nephropathy, non end stage chronic kidney disease, hypertensive nephropathy, and nephropathy of unknown aetiology and categorised them as having chronic kidney disease (table A in appendix 1). While we did not have access to individual eGFR or creatinine clearance directly at the time of treatment initiation, a reasonable clinical assumption is that the aforementioned diseases would affect the renal function to such an extent that it could confer a clinical recommendation to reduce the dose of any NOAC.

Statistical analysesCharacteristics of the study population were reported as percentages, means (standard deviation), or medians (interquartile range). Person years of follow up were calculated from the date of first prescription claim to the occurrence of first endpoint, death, emigration, or end of follow up, whichever came first. Incidence rates were calculated as number of events divided by person time. To determine the risk of outcomes among NOAC users compared with warfarin (reference) users, we calculated cause specific hazard ratios using Cox regression models. Failure curves were used to depict how risks of events evolved over time. Specifically, we used the Aalen Johansen estimator to calculate absolute risk of events taking into account the competing risk of death16 and the Kaplan Meier estimator for all cause mortality. To allow an unbiased comparison across different treatment regimens, we applied an inverse probability of treatment weighted approach. This is particularly suitable when there are several treatment alternatives in this case, dabigatran, apixaban, rivaroxaban, and warfarin.1920 The weights were derived to obtain estimates representing population average treatment effects with optimal balance between the treatment populations21 by using generalised boosted models based on 10000 regression trees as done previously.4 The underlying propensity models included age (continuous); binary indicators for sex and hospital diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, ischaemic stroke, vascular disease, ischaemic heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, chronic obstructive lung disease, heart failure or left ventricular dysfunction, recent prescription of aspirin, blockers, non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, statins, loop and non loop diuretics, amiodarone, dronedarone, vasodilators, calcium channel blockers, and verapamil; and the CHA2DS2 VASc and HAS BLED scores included as continuous variables.

The examined treatment regimens should be contrasted on comparable populations and any patient must have positive probability for any treatment (positivity assumption), hence substantial overlap between the propensities for each treatment should be present. In agreement with best methodological practice, this was assessed by graphical inspection of the weight distributions (appendix 2).22 Additionally, we evaluated balance between treatment populations by standardised differences of all baseline covariates, using a threshold of 0.1 to indicate imbalance.23

Sensitivity analysesTo further explore the potential for bias from baseline differences and the propensity of receiving treatment with an NOAC, we performed sensitivity analyses using an ordinary crude and Cox multivariate adjusted analysis to compare the results obtained from the weighted analyses. We also performed a sensitivity analysis using standardised morbidity ratio24 weights to address the (hypothetical) casual situation of all patients receiving warfarin treatment rather than an NOAC.

To allow for a thorough prognostic evaluation and given the divergence of age across oral anticoagulant exposure groups, we supplemented the main analysis by a sensitivity analysis stratified on age category for instance, age 80. While not all of these patients would have renal deficiencies severe enough to acquire a diagnosis, advanced age significantly affects renal function2526; thus, assessment of comparative effectiveness and safety between NOAC and warfarin in these age groups is of clinical value given the age dependency on renal function (opting for reduce dose NOAC regimen). We also conducted a sensitivity analysis restricted to patients with a hospital diagnosis of atrial fibrillation to increase likelihood of treatment indication. Finally, as the introduction of each NOAC could have influenced patient selection, we repeated the main analysis confined to the time period where all three NOACs were available in Denmark that is, from 12 December 2012, when apixaban (latest market drug) was available in Denmark.

The analyses were performed with Stata version 14 (StataCorp) and R version 3.1.1 (R Foundation for Statistical Computing). A two sided P

ResultsWe identified 88141 patients in the study period who were eligible for inclusion by either fillinga prescription for low dose regimen NOAC or warfarin (only 2.5 mg available in Denmark). After we excluded reasons for oral anticoagulant treatment other than atrial fibrillation (n=31852) and previous use of phenprocoumon within the past year for unknown reasons (n=645), we identified a study population (n=55644) of patients who had not been taking oral anticoagulants within the previous year and who were starting treatment with either reduced dose NOAC or warfarin (fig A in appendix 3).

The study population was distributed by type of oral anticoagulant: 69.9% received warfarin, 7.9% apixaban, 15.9% dabigatran, and 6.3% rivaroxaban. The population average time of follow up (with respect to all cause mortality) was 2.3 years, with the apixaban group having the shortest mean follow up of one year. The study population age varied markedly across exposure to each drug for example, the average age for apixaban users was 83.9, while for warfarin the average age was 71.0 (table 1). Patients treated with either apixaban or rivaroxaban had a higher prevalence of renal diseases (9.5% and 9.1%, respectively) than patients treated with dabigatran (3.9%) or warfarin (8.3%). In general, the patients treated with apixaban had more comorbidities such as heart failure, previous thromboembolism, diabetes, and presence of vascular diseases. Therefore, the estimated risk of stroke, as summarised by the mean CHA2DS2 VASc score, was highest in patients treated with apixaban (4.3), and slightly lower for dabigatran (3.8) and rivaroxaban (3.6), and lowest for warfarin treated patients (3.0). A similar pattern (but with less pronounced differences) for risk of bleeding, as summarised by the mean HASBLED score, was observed with an overall population average score of 2.4.

Table 1 Characteristics of patients with atrial fibrillation who had not previously received oral anticoagulant by treatment groups. Values are numbers (percentages) unless stated otherwise

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With inverse probability of treatment weight to account for baseline differences, the standardised differences were less than 0.09 (compared with 1.01 before imposing estimated weights). Comparisons of individual propensity score distributions showed sufficient overlap, and suggest that application of the weights of inverse probability of treatment, resulted in a cohort in which the distribution of variables were comparable between treatment groups; hence comparisons between treatment groups were feasible (appendix 2).
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