Ellenville’s Aroma Thyme Bistro committed to real food

As the first Certified Green Restaurant in upstate New York, Jamie and Marcus Guiliano’s Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville has long emphasized pure ingredients and an innovative and healthful menu. Avoiding the use of butter and heavy dairy products, white flour and refined sugar, chef Marcus Guiliano serves up food that pleases vegans, carnivores and everyone in between. He began his career cooking at various hotels and restaurants: the Depuy Canal House, the Greenbrier, the Broadmoor. He worked for Pierre Koffman at La Tante Claire in Europe. “All this experience…

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Real dark chocolate is a win-win-win

Is craving for chocolate bad? May be, but not all chocolates are bad. If you want to reap the benefits of chocolate, you have to be a little more judicious. Instead of milk chocolate, real dark chocolate that has at least 70 per cent cocoa has enough flavonoids. Yet limit yourself to about an ounce a day or in two days. Its antioxidant capacity is on par or greater than many super foods and makes it richer. An addition of almonds to dark chocolate is considered even healthier as almonds provide…

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NBCC open to take up incomplete real estate projects as project consultant

The government’s construction arm is open to completing Jaypee Infratech’s pending projects as a project management consultant, if instructed by the government, said the company’s chairman and managing director AK Mittal. Homebuyers cannot approach the government’s construction arm directly. Either the government entities or financial institutions can directly approach the NBCC to get the unfinished projects completed. “Government entities such as  Noida Authority, the nodal agency of the UP government, can get in touch with us directly. Buyers cannot approach us directly. Our role, as I envisage it in case…

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Eight Star Wars gadgets that are now real

Bionic hands, hovercars, 3D chess, lightsabers (sort of) – here are the bits of Star Wars tech that have become reality Just as no Back To The Future anniversary can go by without the internet hammering on the floor and screaming for its hoverboard, as if going to watch a film is the same as visiting a supermarket Santa Claus, every Star Wars Day (May the 4th) is awash with wanna-Kenobis pointing out that, since Star Wars is ancient history actually, we should surely have lightsabers on public sale by now….

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Real empowerment of women possible only through education: President Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said real empowerment of women would be possible only through education, encouragement of economic self-dependence and provision of opportunities enabling the unfolding of one’s full potential. The President praised the leading role played by the Mahila Dakshata Samiti in women’s empowerment and recalled the contributions of the Samiti’s founding members such as Suman Krishankant, Prof. Pramila Dandavate and Smt. Mridula Sinha, the Governor of Goa. “The only long lasting solution is to create cooperative structures comprising the government and private stake holders as well as…

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Hillary Clinton warns fake news can have ‘real world consequences’

Hillary Clinton issued a call to action against the “epidemic” of fake news in a rare public appearance since her unexpected loss to Donald Trump. The Democratic presidential nominee warned that the proliferation of false news stories online can have “real world consequences”, alluding to an incident over the weekend in which a man opened fire at Comet Ping Pong after reading a false news story that purported the DC pizzeria was harboring children as part of a sex ring led by Clinton. No one was injured. “This is not…

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Getting Real About Addiction—Finally

The Surgeon General has released a remarkable report on the opioid crisis. This essay appears in today’s edition of the Fortune Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox. The U.S. Surgeon General released a remarkable report yesterday, entitled Facing Addiction in America. It’s hard to believe that this is that office’s first-ever comprehensive study of substance misuse in the U.S.—but what the government lacks in response time it has made up for in thoroughness. The report is powerful, candid, and surprisingly well written. (I read about 200…

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This gadget makes air-drumming sound like the real thing

Some gadgets are so straightforward they barely need explaining, but here we go anyway: these are a pair of motion-sensitive sensors that you slip onto a pair of drumsticks and that let you play a virtual drum kit anywhere you like. It’s called the Freedrum (get it?) and each unit pairs via Bluetooth to your phone. They use internal gyroscopes to detect motion and run for seven hours on an hour’s charge. A single button turns them on and off, a single LED indicates a solid connection and battery level, and…

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Uma Bharti Believes the Real Dispute is Whether Ram was Born in Ayodhya. She is Positive

New Delhi: The BJP raised its Ram Mandir pitch on Monday with two Union ministers supporting the construction of a temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, months before Uttar Pradesh goes to the polls. While Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said he will visit the site on Tuesday, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said that the original dispute is whether Ram was born in Ayodhya. She then went ahead and answered the question in the affirmative. Party MP Vinay Katiyar, too, raised the issue, urging the Modi government to introduce…

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The Real Junk Food Project: revolutionising how we tackle food waste

Adam Smith is blunt and to the point when I call him to suggest an interview. I want to talk to him about the Real Junk Food Project, which he founded, and suggest doing it at the cafe he set up in Leeds which uses waste food and operates on a pay-as-you-feel basis. “Which cafe? There are 30 of them. And that’s just in Leeds.” Bluntness may well be Smith’s defining characteristic. A chef by training, who had, by his own admission, a troubled childhood, he set up the project…

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