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The cheese is caught in a tussle between lovers of age-old cheesemaking methods based on raw milk and supporters of modern dairy practices like pasteurisation. — AFP pic
PARIS, March 14 — A row over changes to a quality label for camembert cheese reached the French parliament yesterday as supporters of a traditional raw-milk recipe distributed samples of the creamy, odorous speciality to lawmakers.The cheese, which takes its name from a village in Normandy and dates back to the 18th century, is caught in a tussle between lovers of age-old cheesemaking methods based on raw milk and supporters of modern dairy practices like pasteurisation.Producers agreed a compromise last year revising terms used for the “Camembert de Normandie” protected origin scheme starting in 2021.The deal allows industrial producers using pasteurised milk to join the quality label system in return for respecting conditions like using Normandy breed cows for some milk supply. Meanwhile, raw-milk users will be able to add a special mention on their products.But traditionalists like lawmaker Richard Ramos say the new rules are a mistake that lead to a bland industrial product, rather than a cheese with long roots in French gastronomic heritage.“When you open and taste a Camembert you have the idea of Frenchness,” he said as he left raw-milk cheeses in the letterboxes of his 577 colleagues at France’s National Assembly, the lower house of parliament.In the heartland of camembert production, dairy farmer Charles Breant in the Normandy village of Bermonville shared Ramos’ concerns about the badge of quality.“If pasteurised milk is authorised it will mean the end of the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) because 97 or 98 per cent of camembert cheeses will be pasteurised and so will lose its connection with the land,” he said.Lactalis, the world’s largest dairy company and a regular target for critics of the new scheme, said in a statement Ramos’s initiative was misleading and failed to show Lactalis was supporting camembert both through raw and pasteurised milk.Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume told lawmakers he supported the revamped quality scheme, which he said was “not a Trojan horse for industrial firms”.“Raw-milk camembert is not in danger,” he said. — Reuters [...]
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Mujahid said the rally aimed to show Malaysia's rejection of hatred and solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attacks on the Christchurch mosques. ― Picture by Mukhriz Hazim
KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 ― A rally for peace and solidarity and rejecting hatred is planned to be held at Dataran Merdeka here, coming Saturday, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof.He said the gathering was aimed at showing the world that Malaysia rejected the ideology of hatred and as a sign of solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, last weekHe said, this was decided at a special meeting for peace and harmony among the various religious and ethnic communities, here today. He was speaking at a press conference after chairing the meeting which was attended by heads of religious and non-governmental organisations.Last Friday, two terrorist attacks occurred at two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 people while dozens more were injured, including three Malaysians. ― Bernama [...]
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Lady Gaga at the Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California January 6, 2019. — AFP pic
LOS ANGELES, March 19 — Periwinkle, the lavender blue shade associated with playful 1990s makeup, is currently enjoying something of a red carpet revival. Five celebrities show us how to work the colour into your look this season.Lady GagaLeave it to Lady Gaga to kickstart one of the biggest beauty trends of the year so far: The musician and actress brought baby blue to the forefront when she rocked up to the Golden Globes in January sporting an icy blue hair colour that perfectly matched the shade of her gown.Taylor Swift View this post on Instagram 🦋 💗 📸 @presleyannphotoA post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) onMar 14, 2019 at 9:18pm PDTTaylor Swift put her own spin on the trend last week when she arrived at the iHeart Radio Awards wearing a baby blue pedicure that complemented the shimmering, pastel tones of her sequin playsuit and metallic, butterfly-adorned stilettos.Laura Harrier View this post on Instagram #Oscars2019 👀 @louisvuitton @bulgariofficial @redcarpetgreendressA post shared by LAURA HARRIER (@lauraharrier) onFeb 25, 2019 at 1:02pm PSTActress Laura Harrier showcased matching baby blue makeup and fashion at the Oscars this year, rocking an embellished Louis Vuitton dress in the color and teaming it with a smudge of eyeshadow in the same hue.Kylie Jenner View this post on Instagram #FALCON shoes just dropped🖤 Shop now at adidas.com/FALCON/ #FALCON @adidasOriginals #createdwithadidas #adidas_AmbassadorA post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) onDec 6, 2018 at 10:25am PSTMakeup mogul Kylie Jenner has teamed up with Adidas on a ‘Reveal Your Voice' fashion collection that launched this month, and, according to Vogue, the series was based on one of her Kylie Cosmetics lip kits. “Shady [is] this really beautiful blue, it's out of the box and inspired me to create all of these super cute clothes with Adidas,” the star told the publication. Jenner, who is an Adidas ambassador, has previously been snapped wearing a top from the label in a similar colour.Adwoa Aboah View this post on Instagram I had to be the first. @simonerocha_A post shared by Adwoa Aboah (@adwoaaboah) onFeb 20, 2019 at 6:44am PSTSupermodel and activist Adwoa Aboah isn't afraid of a bold beauty moment, and the British fashion icon gave the official nod of approval to the periwinkle trend last month with a playful eyeshadow look that she teamed with a bejeweled tiara for maximum effect. — AFP-Relaxnews [...]
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March 21 marks National Fragrance Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a new perfume? Here is a list rounding up some of the hottest new launches. – AFP Relaxnews
Viktor & Rolf
Luxury fashion house Viktor & Rolf recently updated its signature Flowerbomb fragrance line, which first launched back in 2005, with a new version of the scent. Flowerbomb Midnight is an intense and sensual take on the original scent, centering around a rare flower called night-blooming jasmine and featuring notes of blackcurrant, pomegranate, bergamot, pink pepper, vanilla and white musk. Actress Anya Taylor-Joy is the face of the perfume’s new campaign.
Avon has expanded its fragrance range with the help of Hollywood star Eva Mendes. The beauty giant recently launched Eve Truth Eau De Parfum – an addition to the Eve perfume family fronted by Mendes, featuring notes of delicate flowers, energetic fruits and sensual minerals such as living magnetite.
Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele kicked off 2019 with a new “haute perfumery” collection dubbed The Alchemist’s Garden. The range includes A Song For The Rose, an eau de parfum comprising notes of Bulgarian rose, musks and woods.
Salvatore Ferragamo’s new Amo Ferragamo Flowerful fragrance is an explosion of floral notes, ranging from yuzu flower to pink peony, plum blossom, jasmine and vanilla orchid. It is described by the brand as “a pure expression of the joy of living, contagious optimism and sparkling energy”.
Montblanc’s adventurous new men’s fragrance, Montblanc Explorer, has been designed to appeal to globetrotters and thrill-seekers. The scent, the creation of the renowned perfumers Jordi Fernandez, Antoine Maisondieu and Olivier Pescheux, opens with a fresh note of Italian bergamot, bolstered by a heart of vetiver sourced from Haiti and a base of patchouli from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. [...]
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Experts have issued a new set of guidelines on the best ways to prevent first heart attacks, strokes and heart failure — and for the first time, they focus squarely on the patient. The new guidelines recognize how doctors can support people to not only address their medical risk factors, but also to change their behaviors and lifestyles in order to reduce their risk.
The latest revisions to the guidelines, issued by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), were announced at the annual meeting of the ACC. They are intended to help doctors figure out a patient’s risk of having heart trouble and to navigate the best ways to treat those risk factors.
“It’s important for people to realize that more than 80% of heart attacks, strokes and peripheral arterial disease events are preventable, so early recognition of risk factors is important,” says Dr. Roger Blumenthal, director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone center for prevention of cardiovascular disease and co-chair of the ACC/AHA Prevention Writing Committee. “We want people to realize that it’s not rocket science on most of these things. It’s good common sense. And for doctors, it’s about motivating people when they come in for each and every visit — no matter what they come in to see us for.”
The recommendations, which are published in the AHA’s journal Circulation, reiterate previous advice on a number of measures but also propose new recommendations, including some that have not traditionally fallen within the realm of medicine.
Use aspirin — when appropriate
Until now, the ACC and AHA have recommended that most people at higher risk of having a first heart event take low-dose aspirin as a way to lower inflammation, which can prompt heart attacks and strokes.
But recent studies have questioned the safety of daily aspirin, even in low doses, and the latest guidelines back off that advice. Taking aspirin regularly can increase the risk of bleeding in the intestinal tract, especially for vulnerable people, like those with ulcers. Reflecting the latest data, the new guidelines recommend aspirin only after other heart disease risk factors — including cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, weight and exercise — have been addressed. Aspirin should not be recommended for people over 70, the new advice says, since the risk of bleeding outweighs any benefit the over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drug might provide.
Control Type 2 diabetes
The new advice also takes a stronger position on controlling blood sugar and recommends incorporating not just first-line drugs like metformin to treat diabetes, but also newer classes of medications, such as SGLT-2 inhibitors, which prevent the body’s cells from reabsorbing glucose and push them to excrete it instead, and GLP-1R agonists, which burn off more glucose in muscle cells and promote the pancreas to produce more insulin to break down blood sugar.
Steer clear of e-cigarettes
While the advice to quit smoking is familiar, the new guidelines also address the potential dangers of e-cigarettes. The guidelines do not recommend e-cigarettes as a strategy for quitting cigarette smoking and advise people to instead try proven smoking cessation options, including nicotine replacement patches, gums or smoking cessation medications.
Consider a patient’s environment
The new guidelines put a fresh emphasis on some of the non-medical factors that the latest research shows can be as important, if not more important, in affecting people’s health. These include whether people have stable housing and sources of food, as well as transportation to health care facilities. These so-called social determinants of health are emerging as a critical part to keeping people healthy, and the guidelines reflect that in urging doctors to engage with their patients about their social environments in order to better help them address challenges in finding healthy food, for example, or safe places to exercise. “If you want to change the risk for a patient, you cannot do that without the patient being front and center,” says Dr. Vera Bittner, professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who wrote a perspective accompanying the new guidelines. “So you need to take the patient’s circumstances, as well as his values and goals into account when you design a prevention strategy. It’s a more rational approach to the care paradigm.”
Keep blood pressure low
The guidelines continue to recommend that most people who have not yet had heart problems aim to keep their pressure below 130/80 mmHg, as the 2017 guidelines advised.
The groups revised their cholesterol advice in November 2018, and not much has changed since; the new advice continues to recommend that in order to reduce risk of a first heart event, people should modify their diet and exercise and stop smoking first. If cholesterol levels remain high, then people should discuss with their doctors whether taking a statin could help. Since Type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease, people with diabetes should consider taking a statin to further lower their risk.
Maintain a reasonable weight
Experts continue to advise people to maintain their recommended weight by eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains and fish and avoid sugar and processed meats.
The new guidelines also support current advice for most people to get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week (or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise) in order to maintain healthy weight and keep blood pressure down. The more exercise, the greater the benefits, but any exercise, as the latest studies show, is better than none when it comes to protecting the heart. [...]
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