Egypt begins to confront the “mysterious virus”: examining China’s passengers. And airport emergencies.
The quarantine department at Cairo International Airport has begun taking new measures with passengers from China, after China announced that at least six people had died so far after contracting a mysterious new virus, with 300 cases recorded.
Doctors under the supervision of Dr. Hazem Hussein, director of quarantine at the airport, examined all passengers in the arrivals lounges immediately after landing flights from China.
Medical sources for Egypt, said that the coordination with the airlines was to inform the authorities immediately as soon as any symptoms appear edifying any passenger, especially high temperatures, coming from China on any indirect flights.
The sources explained, that instructions were received from the Ministry of Health to follow up on flights coming from China due to the new virus, and immediately the quarantine department tightened the procedures and distributed thermometers to doctors and health monitors.
The sources added: As soon as the flights coming from Beijing, Guangzhou or Hanzhou are scheduled to be matched by the devices and follow-up of their health during the completion of the procedures, in addition to follow-up flights coming from Africa, and to make sure that passengers carry vaccination certificates and fever, to repel any enemy appearing on any A passenger isolated him immediately and performed medical examinations with Abbasid fevers to make sure he was free of any infection.
The mysterious deadly virus, classified by the World Health Organization as a new species of coronavirus, continues to spread at a rapid pace after it has been confirmed to have reached 5 countries since the first cases were declared in the Chinese city of Wuhan on December 31, with at least 9 dead and more than 40 injured. 0 injured, amid odds of more than 1,000 injuries reported. This has raised global fears of an epidemic.
The Ministry of Health and Population announced the increase of the maximum level of quarantine in all quarantine departments at the various entrances of the country (air, sea, land), against the background of the World Health Organization warning hospitals around the world to take precautions to prevent the spread of infection, where it is suspected of During tests it is possible to have a new strain of coronavirus.
Dr. Alaa Eid, head of preventive medicine, explained that all travelers from areas where the disease has appeared and the immediate isolation of any suspected case of the disease are discussed, and a leaflet has been circulated to all health facilities throughout the republic, including the definition of cases and dealing with them, Preventive measures for medical providers.
Eid added in previous statements, that the ministry has increased the level of preparedness and procedures to fight infection, equipping isolation departments in hospitals of fevers assigned to deal with such cases, and activating measures to monitor acute respiratory diseases, raising awareness, and following the global epidemiological situation throughout the The hour.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported an outbreak of pneumonia and confirmed the infection with the new coronavirus (nCOV) in China on January 7, 2020. The emerging virus is one of the group of coronavirus, including SARS and MERS-CoV.
Pasta and romanauzen go together as well as pasta and paprika. So why wouldn’t you combine both of them? We tried and we can tell you he’s been quite successful.
Pasta with creamy paprika sauce
2 large red peppers
4 garlic toes
250 g spaghetti
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp paprika powder
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
200 ml soy cream
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
Total time: 45 minutes
Preheat the oven to 250 °C.
Roast the peppers in the oven for 30 minutes and remove them when soft. It’s no problem if the peppers are a little blackened.
Put the warm peppers in a plastic bag and seal it. Allow the peppers to cool down. The skin of the peppers can now be easily removed. Also remove the seed lists and the stem.
Boil the pasta in salted water bite cookand drain.
Chop the shallots and garlic finely. Put a dash of olive oil in a saucepan and fry the shallots and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
Put the shallots and the garlic in the blender and add the peppers, soy cream, paprika powder and maizena. Mix to a creamy mass and season with salt and pepper.
Pour the sauce back into the pan and slowly simmer. The cornstarch makes the sauce a little thicker. Then add the paste and mix everything well.
Garnish with chopped parsley, a dash of olive oil and the chilli flakes.
Internet giant Google is launching three experimental Android apps this week to help users leave their phone on the left from time to time. Frappant: one of the three apps is intended to store his or her phone in a homemade paper envelope.
‘Envelope’, as the experimental app is called, turns your smartphone into a ‘stupid’ copy: a phone that only does the most necessary. For that you have to do first with scissors and paper. Users can print a template through the app that allows them to fold an envelope themselves.
When you’re ready for your ‘digital detox’, turn on the app on your phone and insert the device into the paper case. Google recommends that you also glue the cover shut, so you don’t tempt you to take your phone out.
The layer of paper does not make it impossible to control the touchscreen, but according to the developers it will make your device less attractive. In ‘Envelope’ mode, your smartphone will also offer only a few features. Users can choose which mode they activate and have to print the appropriate case. In one mode it is possible to call, in another mode you can take pictures and videos – although of course you can’t watch those images at that time. ,,This gives a feeling reminiscent of a 35 millimeter camera, where you have to wait to develop the photos”, the explanation sounds.
If you want to use your smartphone back in all its glory, tear open the envelope. What about the ecological impact of such a sheet of disposable paper? It’s not so bad, the developers claim. ,,Printing one page per day would produce about 10 grams of CO2 per year. In comparison, using a mobile device would produce about 1.25 tons of CO2 per year for one hour a day, due to the energy requirements of the network and server infrastructure”, it sounds.
For the time being, the app and self-build envelope are only compatible with the Google Pixel 3A, as it is an experiment. It’s not sure if the app will also be rolled out wide. You can possibly get started with the design of the envelope, which was shared on GitHub.
Calling and timer
In addition to ‘Envelope’, Google launched two other (simpler) apps for smartphone addicts. One app, ‘Activity Bubbles’, fills your screen with calls depending on the use of your smartphone. For each time you unlock your device, a bell appears in the background. That number continues to grow during your smartphone session. If you have a mass of big calls on your screen at the end of the day, you know that you may have been a little too busy with the small screen.
Finally, there is ‘Screen Stopwatch’: a timer that starts walking from the moment you take your smartphone in hand. Your total screen time is shown big on your screen and indicates how long you’ve used your smartphone in total that day. Both apps can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store.
Fried chicken is really tasty! Unfortunately, it sometimes wants to prevent the end result from being too dry. With this way of preparation, this is now a thing of the past!
300 g roseval potatoes
2 chicken breasts
1 Bio+ organic lemon
6 toes garlic
1/4 bunch rosemary
1 tbsp ras el hanout
2 tbsp honey
4 tbsp flower
2 tbsp green olives
Total time: 40 minutes
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Clean the potatoes under the tap and cut into coarse pieces. Bruise 4 garlic cloves by giving a push with the flat side of a chef’s knife. Put the potatoes in an oven dish together with the rosemary and the bruised garlic. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and olive oil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Occasionally scoop.
Grate the zest of the lemon with a fine grater and cut the lemon into slices, chop 2 toes garlic coarsely. Mix the flour with the variety el hanout, lemon grater, a pinch of salt and black pepper and pass through the chicken breasts. Pour a dash of olive oil into the frying pan and add the lemon, garlic and green olives. Add the chicken breasts and let brown in 3 minutes. Mix 2 tbsp honey with 2 tbsp water. Turn the chicken breasts over and add the honey. Allow the lid to be cooked on the pan in 5 minutes.
Serve the chicken together with the roseval potatoes.
Serving ip: Add a fresh tomato salad
In 2020 it is almost impossible to be unreachable. We spend hours on social media, app us drowsy and even control the devices in the house with our smartphones. But wouldn’t it be nice not to look at a small screen? Do you also want to reduce your smartphone usage? Try it with these tools.
On the iPhone, go to Settings and then “Notification.” On the next screen, tap the switch next to ‘Allow notification’.
You can also ban notifications from your screen if your phone is locked. Then you’ll see them when you unlock your smartphone again, but they won’t appear on your lock screen.
To do this, go back to the list of apps and tap the gear or the three dots. Under “On the lock screen,” you’ll find some options: choose Show notifications at all. For iOS you will find an equal setting under ‘Notification’.
By the way, iOS also has a feature where you will receive a report of your ‘screen time’ on Mondays. So you can see where you can still limit your smartphone usage.
Replace your smartphone with separate devices
A smartphone replaces dozens of devices that you may have already banished to the attic. Think of a camera, speaker, watch, calculator and more. For example, don’t take your smartphone to the bedroom and set an old-fashioned alarm clock.
Really committed to a screen-free life? Consider buying a smart speaker, such as the Google Home or Amazon Echo, which you control with your voice. For example, you can search the internet, control home automation and play music without grabbing your phone.
Clean up your home screen
According to imec’s research, most people would mainly stay on the smartphone squeezed by a ‘train’ to actions: from Instagram to your mailbox, from your mailbox to Facebook, from Facebook to WhatsApp, and so on. Therefore, it is not a bad idea to remove some of those temptations. For example, clean up your home screen, in Marie Kondo style. For example, there’s less likely that you’ll start a train like that. Think of the Spark Joy!
You don’t have to remove the apps from your phone for that: you just clean up the shortcut. On Android, choose from the Remove pop-up menu. Please note that if you choose ‘Uninstall’ you will lose the app.
Unfortunately, that option does not exist on iOS. However, you can bundle all apps into folders. Press any app until all apps on the screen begin to shake. Drag an app on another to create a folder. Then drag all the other apps to the same folder.
A completely blank screen is not possible on your iPhone: As soon as you drag all apps from one screen to another, the blank screen will be automatically deleted.
Plant a forest in ‘Forest’
A beautiful app that helps you ignore your smartphone is Forest (free on Android, 2.29 euros on iOS). The app helps you to stay off your phone for a certain time. In each session you ‘plant’ you a tree. That boom keeps growing as long as the app stays open and you don’t use any other app. If you do, the tree will die. Simple but genius.
It goes without saying that this is especially useful for short periods: you can use the app for sessions from ten minutes to two hours. If you use the app often enough (and stay good off your smartphone), you grow a whole bunch.
There are a lot of actions and habits that you do without thinking about it, which actually cost quite a lot of money. Sin! You want to save money? Then pay attention to these 10 energy eating habits.
1. Leave your computer on
How many times does it happen that your computer is on standby or hibernation and you don’t realize it’s still on. You forget to turn him off, and he’s on all night. Very unnecessary and it only costs energy! This also costs energy with a laptop, because it has to be on the charger more often. It’s a small act that can save you a lot of money.
2. Leave lights on
This makes a lot of sense, but it still happens more often than you think. ‘s Ochtens find out that the toilet lamp has been on all night or that you didn’t take off the lamp in the garage. This costs quite a lot of energy.
3. Preheat oven
When you start making an oven dish, there is often at the beginning of a recipe that you have to turn on the oven. But often your oven is heated much faster than you’re done cooking and the dish actually needs to be in the oven. This is of course very sin and costs energy, so also money. But do you have to preheat your oven at all?
4. Plug in to the wall socket
Which also costs a lot of energy without you knowing it, are plugs that leave you in the wall socket. The plugs of electronics such as kitchen appliances or the TV can be left in it, as this is just useful. But you’d better get out of smaller equipment or even your phone charger.
5. The dishwasher or washing machine half full
Is there very little dishes in the dishwasher or laundry in the washing machine and do you want to use that pan or that one shirt? Then you better just wash that one item by hand with a little bit of water and (off) detergent and turn on the machine only when it’s full. This may take a little more time, but your energy bill is a lot lower at the end of the year.
6. Wash in hot or hot water
Washing in hot or hot water also costs a lot of money and is often unnecessary. Actually, quite a lot of laundry can be washed in colder water.
7. Refrigerator too full
Did you know that a fridge or freezer is less efficient if they’re too full or too empty? A full refrigerator can block the vents and an empty refrigerator needs more energy to keep everything cold. That’s why it’s better to last about three-quarters.
8. Leave the blinds open
If it’s very hot outside, of course you want to keep your house as cool as possible. It is then important to keep the blinds or curtains closed, because it reduces the heat. That’s not how the air conditioning is so and that saves you a lot of energy.
9. Leave the heating unnecessarily on (at night or in the absence)
In the Netherlands it is more often cold than hot and therefore we use the heating regularly. But the heating costs a lot of money if you’ve been on it a lot. Therefore, only use it if it is really necessary! Are you going to sleep or are you going out the door? Then turn the heating knob down again. If you forget this often, you can often set your thermostat so that it automatically turns it off after a certain time.
10. Taking a long, hot shower
Also with showering you can easily save money. Shower for example a little less long and a little less often. The heat of your water also makes up in energy consumption, because the colder you shower, the cheaper.
This dish is a gem from Indian cuisine. This vegetarian curry is made with spinach and cheese that doesn’t melt. Well for the lover of a little bit of spice.
350 g paneer
450 g spinach
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp ginger – grated
1/2 red pepper
2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
300 ml coconut milk
pepper & salt
Total time: 30 minutes
Boil the spinach in water for 2-3 minutes. Pour the spinach well and chop it finely.
Chop the onion and chop the garlic, ginger and red pepper (without seeds) finely. Use a whole pepper if you like spicy food.
Cut the paneer into cubes of 2 x 2 cm.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large pan and fry the paneer cubes until they are light brown and remove them from the pan.
Add some extra oil to the pan and fry the garlic, ginger, red pepper and onion.
Add the cumin powder and garam masala and bake it briefly.
Then add the spinach, turmeric, salt and coconut milk.
Put the cubes paneer back in to the pan and stir gently.
Cook, without a lid, for 10-15 minutes or until the coconut milk is cooked in. The result must be a thick, green spinach sauce.
Further season the saag paneer with pepper and salt.
Servesip: serve the saag paneer with (yellow) rice and naanbread.
Comfort food to get through the end of the month of January. Florine Boucher bakes a walnut cake. Without flour, with coconut blossom sugar. That’s how the cake is almost keto,
The January month is always difficult to get through in the Netherlands – no matter how beautiful the figure of this new year is. Nowadays there is no more snow or ice fun to make those 31 silly days a little more dratie. And Dry January also makes for a boring lot with this and the one.
Anyway a bright spot for this month is that the days are already a bit of an extension. Another fine light point is that despite that temporary alcohol stop, a lot of tasty cake and cake can be baked as comfort. For example, this pure walnut cake, easy to make and especially super delicate because no flower is incorporated into it. Walnuts, eggs, lemon and flavory organic coconut blossom sugar – a specific kind of palm sugar with a beautiful dark brown color and a deliciouscaramel-like taste – that fits well with this cake. The very low glycemic index attributed to this sugar type cannot yet boast solid scientific research, but it has been shown to be very rich in all kinds of important minerals and contains fewer calories than white sugar. Of all sugars I find it the best choice for a modest dark and sweet accent. In any case, this is almost a KETO CAKE!
For 4-5 modest portions:
– 100 grams peeled walnut halves + 8 pieces extra for decoration
– 3 eggs (M), split
– pinch of salt
– 75 grams coconut blossom sugar (organic shops)
– lemon grater (1/2 organic lemon)
– 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
– tablespoon melted butter (grease seform)
– jumping shape of 18 cm diameter
– baking paper cut to size of the shape
– powdered sugar (optional)
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius. Wrap the bottom of the shape with baking paper and grease the paper and edges of the shape with melted butter.
Grind 100 grams walnut halves in a food processor until medium-sized grit. Beat the protein together with the pinch of salt in a spotless bowl with spotless beaters to very stiff peaks. In another and spacious bowl, beat the egg yolks along with the sugar and some lemon grater and juice to a light and airy mixture; do so in the order indicated. Stir the nut grit well through the yolk mixture. Then scoop the protein foam (not everything at once). Pour the airy batter obtained into the spring shape and smooth the top with a wet spoon.
Place the shape in the middle of the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until the batter is stolen and no longer sticks (check it with a metal skewer). Turn off the oven, place the oven door in a large jar and leave the cake in the oven for another 10-12 minutes, before cooling it outside the oven; the dough of this airy cake will sink slightly but that’s okay. Open the edge of the spring shape, dissolve the cake upside down on a flat plate, remove the baking paper, place a second plate on the cake and turn both together. Decore the top of the cake with the separately held 8 walnut halves, which are stuck with a little homemade sugar water. For a winter effect, the surface can be sprinkled with powdered sugar if desired, but that is not so KETO…
An avocado is always ready in your kitchen to be eaten. Unfortunately, some are quite disappointing when you open them and you’re hungry for a nice lunch even ly less. Fortunately, there are three things you can watch out for to avoid disappointment.
Miguel Gonzalez has become an avocado supplier in New York and has become an expert in looking for the right avocados. He likes to share his tips with you, so here they come:
1. Check the stem
“Check if the avocado has a stalk at the top. Does he have one? Then remove it gently. Isn’t that going to work out? Then your avocado is probably not ripe yet. If it comes loose, check the color of the diminude that is left behind. If the color is bright, fluorescent yellow or green, your avocado is ready for use. If it looks moldy or black, you better leave the avocado to the left. Wasn’t there any stalk on it anymore? Check the color of the diminud. Because it has already been exposed to the air, the color will not be bright yellow or green, but rather brownish, such as the color of a trunk, but not black or moldy.”
2. Feel how soft the avocado is
According to Miguel, you should never and never squeeze – oops – into an avocado. “By squeezing it, you’re going to bruise him inside.” Put the avocado in your palm and feel like it’s hard or soft. If he feels papperig, he’s probably overripe. If the avocado is hard, it’ll take a few more days to ripen.
3. View the color
The color of the avocado is also very important. “During the maturation process, the avocado turns from green to black. If he’s still very lively green, you can’t use it yet. If it is too ripe, the color will be very dark and even white dots can emerge.”
Even if these tips from the expert should already help you, sometimes you just have to be a bit of luck. “Your avocado may look perfect in the store, often a lot of things may have happened that damaged your avocado inside. For example, temperature fluctuations or customers’ pinch ing method to measure maturity can make it look perfect along the outside but bruised inside.”
The fennel is completely unjustified not yet so popular in the vegetable compartment. However, the versatile fennel is a vegetable that you should eat a little more often. Moreover, it is also a herb and spice that you can experience delicious dishes with.
The vegetable is the white sphere and you can use it as a whole in dishes. Both raw, cooked and fried. The herb is on the stems and can be used well as garnish dishes, salads or soup.
Improves concentration capacity
Fennel also contains potassium and this substance activates your brain and provides more concentration. For example, it also increases the oxygen supply to your brain, which keeps you sharp.
Helps with weight loss
According to the Greeks, fennel can promote digestion, but also give you a long saturated feeling. Do you have a dirty breath? Then chewing on fennel herb can be your salvation. So if you want to watch your line, look for recipes with fennel.
Reduces menstrual pain
Are you in a period? Then cook with fennel. It can help regulate the hormones. During your period, they seem to live their own life, so it can come in handy.
More and more restaurants offer a doggybag: a tray or pouch, in which you can bring home the remaining food of your meal. This is demonstrated by research by Nature & Environment. However, in the Netherlands it still keeps getting used to the doggybag. How do we ensure that the doggybag becomes the most common thing in the world in the Netherlands?
The doggybag, also called ‘foodybag’, is becoming increasingly established in the Netherlands. Recent research by Nature & Environment shows that almost half (46 percent) of the eating Dutch people are sometimes offered a doggybag. “This is a nice development compared to five years ago. At the time, this percentage was only 27 percent” says Dorien Ackerman, Director of Campaigns of Nature & Environment.
According to Ackerman, not only are more and more restaurants offering one, but there is also less and less shame to ask for a doggybag. Almost 40 percent sometimes ask for it, which is 10 percent in the last year. “If you know that a restaurant has the opportunity to bring a doggybag, ask for it more quickly. People might think they’re being looked at crazy, or they’re found stingy. That’s not necessary for anything, because by asking for a doggybag, you’re going to run into food waste and that’s just right.”
By sticking a waste-free sticker on the door, or putting it clearly on the menu, restaurants can alert their visitors to offering doggybags. “It is important that more and more restaurants are doing this, because in addition to people who have some trepidation, there are also many people who simply don’t think about it,”
The research shows that in addition to the demand for doggybags, there is also a high demand for smaller portions on the menu. Ackerman: “It would be great if as many restaurants as possible offer different portion sizes by default. People need this because they’re afraid they won’t get a normal portion on it. I also order two starters instead of a starter and main course, so I’m sure I’ll eat my plate.”
The rising demand for doggybags fits nicely into the trend that we all have just a little more eye for food waste. “In 2017, 70 percent of respondents indicated that they were actively involved in food waste. The latest research now showed that this was 80 percent,”
In addition to doggybags and small portions at restaurants, Ackerman also has some convenient and easy-to-apply tips for consumers at home to reduce food waste. “Freeze your food as much as possible and make soup of leftovers of vegetables that you have left. I myself discovered the other day that it makes a big difference where you keep certain fruits and vegetables. A good tip is to look at where it is set up in the supermarket. The vegetables you get from the cooling system also have to cool you at home. But it comes from the ordinary shelf, it doesn’t need anything to keep them in the fridge. In fact, they will spoil faster.”
Young people versus the elderly
Young people are already a little more accustomed to a doggybag than the elderly. The research shows that of all people taking a doggybag, 35 percent are under 30 years of age. Of all over 50, about 25 percent have taken a doggybag. From this you could infer that young people are more aware of food waste. “It is also because young people are better acquainted with the concept, and young people are more likely to eat out” , I would like to call on everyone to simply ask for a doggybag if necessary. “Some restaurants don’t offer it if people don’t ask for it and the same thing happens the other way around, while everyone hates food waste. It’s so easy to get started with it ourselves, so what are we waiting for?”
Stroganoff is a popular meat dish from Russia. We found out that the sauce is super tasty with pasta. Try!
250 g tagliatelle
150 g steak
125 g (chestnut) mushrooms
2 garlic toes
1 tbsp sweet paprika powder
1 red pepper
1 tbsp tomato puree
50 ml whipped cream
50 ml beef broth
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 forest parsley
50 g butter
pepper & salt
Total time: 30 minutes
Cook the pasta in salted water according to the cooking method on the packaging.
Chop the onion, chop the garlic and parsley finely and cut the peppers into strips. Cut the mushrooms into quarters and the steak in slices. Sprinkle the steak with pepper and salt.
Let the butter melt in a saucepan and briefly fry the steak on high heat so that the outside browns, inside the steak may still be rosé. Remove the meat from the pan, cover with aluminum foil and set aside.
Fruit now in the same pan the onion with the garlic. Add the pepper strips, mushrooms, tomato puree and paprika powder and bake. Extinguish with the broth and cream and season with pepper and salt. Make a porridge of the maizena with some water and pour it with the sauce. Stir around and let’s go. Now add the steak and warm with the lid on the pan for another minute.
Stir the pasta through the sauce and serve in deep plates. Garnish with chopped parsley and fresh black pepper.
The Chinese authorities have confirmed that there are 139 new infections with the mysterious coronavirus. It’s going hard with the spread of the virus, yesterday the counter was officially still at 59.
The number of deaths is now on three. The virus, which has its birthplace in the city of Wuhan, has now also been established in the capital Beijing.
Chinese New Year
It is feared that the Chinese New Year on the way (January 25), the spread will go much faster. During this period, many Chinese travel to family elsewhere in the country.
Also in South Korea
After China, Japan and Thailand, the new virus has now also reached South Korea. It concerns a Chinese woman (35) from Wuhan, who appeared to have fever and breathing problems at Incheon airport. She’s been quarantined.
Fellow passengers of the woman and crew members of the aircraft are also checked. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has ordered all possible measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
British scientists reported Saturday that the number of infections should be much higher than the Chinese authorities reported earlier. They came to 1,700 cases of illness.
Coronaviruses form a large family of viruses that cause diseases. These viruses are zoonotic, which means they can be transferred between animals and humans. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides more information about the virus on their website.
Common signs of infection are breathing problems, fever and coughing. In severe cases, it can lead to pneumonia, kidney failure and is deadly. The standard recommendations made by the WHO to prevent spread are: regular ly washing hands, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing and thoroughly cooking meat and eggs.
Previously erupted coronaviruses are MERS and SARS. That last virus was also discovered in China in 2003. It was transferred from civet cats to humans. There are several coronaviruses that are already circulating among animals, but where no humans have yet been infected by.
Fish Market in Wuhan
The first cases of coronavirus were linked to a fish market in Wuhan, a multimillion-dollar city in eastern China. According to the Chinese authorities, the virus is not surrendered from humans to humans.
But scientists have their doubts about that. For example, British virologist Neil Ferguson says it is a new virus, and that you cannot just take it without a hitch that human infection is excluded.
The Netherlands has adapted the travel advice to the north-western part of China because of the virus outbreak. Avoid contact with sick people, poultry and fish markets and products and was always good your hands, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises people travelling to the affected region or already there.
“The likelihood of the virus popping up in the Netherlands or in Europe at all is very small,” says the health institute RIVM. “From the multimillion-dollar city of Wuhan, where the affected patients came from, there are no direct flights to the Netherlands.”
Symptoms include lung problems, shortness of breath and fever.
A leak in web browser Internet Explorer is being exploited by hackers to attack victims.
That’s what a tech giant spokesman told TechCrunch. It would be a “limited number of targeted attacks”.
The vulnerability lies in how Internet Explorer handles your computer’s memory. By making a sophisticated advantage of this, it is possible to start malicious software on your computer.
That software could be started from a website created by the hacker. This can be linked to, for example, a phishing email or on another web page. How exactly the attack takes place, Microsoft doesn’t say.
Normally, tech companies don’t usually tell about vulnerabilities until they’re closed. In this way, cyber criminals are prevented from being informed about new attack methods.
The Internet Explorer leak has been reported while it can still be abused. That was initially done by Homeland Security in the United States, which tried to warn of the leak.
Weeks of leak
An update is underway to close the leak, but it appears at the earliest on February 11, when a series of Microsoft security updates appear.
In addition, users on Windows 7 may always remain vulnerable to the leak. Microsoft recently discontinued support for that Windows version. Therefore, future security updates will not be released for this.
The University of Antwerp underwent food-grown insects from around the world to a food safety check. Result: you can eat them with a safe feeling.
The range of edible insects in the shops and processed in biscuits grows, among other things, because insects per gram feed produce a lot of protein. Insects therefore apply as a more sustainable source of animal protein than larger and warm-blooded animals.
This was reason for researchers from the University of Antwerp (UvA) to see if breeding insects (e.g. locusts, worms, fly larvae and beetles) – barely regulated cultivation – contaminants, technical language for pollution and unsafe substances Contain.
Under the guidance of Professor Adrian Covaci, Dr. Giulia Poma and her colleagues conducted research into the pollution levels of these substances in edible insects. In five European and three Asian countries, they ordered locusts, beetles, butterflies, dragonflies and other insects for human consumption. The animals were extensively analysed, including with gas and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry.
The researchers found that chemical contamination varied greatly, depending on the species, production process and the country of origin. Nevertheless, they found the level of pollution “generally low and similar to other commonly used animal products”.
“If we compare the results with the permissible values, we can conclude that the risk of harmful health effects from exposure to the analysed organic compounds through consumption of the analysed insect species unlikely,” says Poma.
We asked the Dutch Food and Food Authority if insects can now be seen as normal foods. After all, the little critters were until recently like a novel food. A number has now been admitted. There are no specific requirements regarding contaminants yet. The research of the UvA seems to indicate that they are not necessary.
No matter how many times you go to the gym or no matter how many times you climb that one staircase at work, you will always be out of breath when you’re at the top. How’s this coming? We’ll explain it to you.
The fact that you’re always tired after climbing a kick doesn’t mean you’re out of shape. However, it is very normal. Walking down the stairs increases your heart rate, which means you need more oxygen.
When climbing a staircase, you use more muscles than when exercising or running. So you actually do some sort of lunges up and also have gravity against you. So you have to lift your entire body weight up and that’s why you get tired.
How can you reduce that shortness of breath? Make your workout heavier and add more exercises for your legs. So that’s going to be extra squatting!
They are most hated roommates: mice. Why are there so many now and how do you keep them outside the door (and bedroom)?
Nightscratched in a cavity wall, cues in the meter box, and in the evening suddenly tripping on the laminate and a tail that just disappears from view. The mice are back.
“There are quite a lot for the season,” says Zeno Hoffmans, pest fighter and teacher of animal pest control of De4 Nederland. ,,We didn’t have a hard winter with a solid freezing cold, so everything just keeps life. Actually, it’s been four months fall. In addition, it is now quite wetand mice do not like wetness. Crawl spaces run below and mice come up. During a wet autumn we get the most reports.”
If mice can find enough food, it’s going to be fast. Hoffmans: ,,A mouse couple, safe inside with enough food, can account for 2800 mice in a year. A mouse gets six to twelve young six times a year. They do it with father, mother, brother, sister. It’s a reverse pyramid.”
Old fashioned pan sponge
The first tip to keep mice out is painfully simple: make sure they can’t get in. Stick or lubricate all seams, cracks and crevices with purfoam. In theory, then.
,,A mouse takes 60 seconds to nibble through purfoam. They leave belly lubrication wherever they walk, so that route is a scent gauge of hundreds of mice. A little purfoam won’t stop them.”
A little purfoam doesn’t stop them
advises old-fashioned pan sponge. “A mouse is going to try to gnaw through it. But the silver wire is going to cut into its gums and that’s not pleasant. He’ll try again the next night and then he’ll be forced to go to the neighbors.”
However, the tip with steel wool is hardly usable for Amsterdammers. An opening of half an inch is enough for a mouse to crawl through. Half an inch. The rule of thumb is: if a pencil fits in, a mouse can pass through it. Start it, in an Amsterdam upper house.
Another classic tip: store food in hard plastic bins, because when mice eat through purfoam, they certainly do so through cardboard. Leave no food residue (the sandwich device!). Put dirty dishes right into the dishwasher and vacuum regularly, especially behind the stove.
Sounds good again, in theory. But how do you do that, vacuuming behind a built-in kitchen?
“It’s a classic problem. The dishwasher shakes and therefore there is scavens at the water pipe. There are nice closing rings for that, but nine out of ten times the contractor thinks: it is still under the kitchen block, leave that space open.”
This makes it easy for mice to enter the built-in kitchen. Hoffmans: “In the refrigerator’s drip tray there is moisture to drink and because of the engine of the refrigerator it is nice and warm. And it’s safe, too. The space under a built-in kitchen is ideal for a litter.”
The mouse only needs to go in search of food. Mice only eat three to five grams a day. Hoffmans: “Even a crumb is already a meal for a mouse.”
He makes it through that a kitchen is cleaned very well on food residues, but that the bin with dog food remains standing. “Dog chunks, mice like crispy. It’s still good nutrition too. And it’s there every night. If you were a mouse yourself, you would also sit under that kitchen block.”
– Clean the floor thoroughly, especially the walking routes where mice leave a scent trail. Close cracks and holes with steel wool. Mice eat with ease through purfoam.
– There are pet-friendly mouse traps for sale, so-called cage or tilttraps. Some catch up to twelve mice at a time. Naturally lure very curious mice with sweetness like chocolate and peanut butter. That mice love cheese is a myth.
– Release the animals far from home. At least 100 yards from home. Friendly to the mouse, only a little unfriendly to a neighbor a hundred meters away.
– Adhesive boards are prohibited, but still sold a lot. It causes mice to die from stress or hunger. Sometimes mice bite their paws off to get loose.
-Poison is also dieron friendly. The death struggle of a mouse can take up to seven days. Pinch or tilttraps at least kill the animals in one fell swoop.
– Precious and certainly not flawless devices with ultrasonic sound. The sound is inaudible to humans and stressful for mice, but they get used to the sound quickly, or ignore it.
– The best tip remains: take a cat. Success guaranteed. It’s only quite real and besides, you just have to love cats.
Therefore this secret tip: mice do not stay away by the cat itself, but the smell of the cat. Therefore, ask for an acquaintance to brush their cat and put pickmarks of cat hair in strategic places in the house. The smell persists for two to three weeks. Store the rest of the cat hair in a lockable plastic bag.
Cinnamon rolls are delicious cinnamon rolls with a frosting of powdered sugar. In this recipe we give the recipe a twist by combining it with red velvet cake. The result? Beautiful red cinnamon rolls with well-known red sheet of fat cream cheese glaze.
350 g wheat flour + extra to pollinate
7 g dry yeast
100 ml lukewarm water
100 ml buttermilk
3 tbsp cocoa
3 tbsp red dye
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt
50 g butter at room temperature in cubes
125 g butter at room temperature
2 tbsp cinnamon powder
50g fine granulated sugar
Cream cheese glaze
75 g butter at room temperature in cubes
200 g cream cheese
150 g powdered sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
clean tea towel
nozzle with small round mouth
greased oven dish
Total time: 2 hours and 55 minutes
Mix the yeast with the water and set aside.
Mix the buttermilk with the cocoa, vanilla extract and red dye and stir into a porridge. Use natural red dye (beet juice or beet powder) if you do not want to use regular dye.
Mix flour with sugar, salt, water with yeast, buttermilk and cocoa porridge until an even ball. Knead the butter through this until a smooth dough arises. Cover this with a damp tea towel and let an hour rise in a warm place.
Mix with a mixer 125 g butter with the cinnamon and sugar.
Hum your worktop with flour and pour on the raised dough. Knead a number of times until the air is out and roll out with a rolling pin into a rectangular shape.
Cover with the butter mixture and roll up, starting from the long side. Cut into 12 equal pieces. Place them in a greased oven dish with 1 cm of space between them, cover with a damp tea towel and raise another 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius and bake the rolls in 25 minutes until they are airy and cooked.
Mix with a mixer 75 g butter with cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon juice to a smooth mass and scoop into a spray bag.
Let the cinnamon rolls cool slightly and spray nice spirals of cream cheese glaze on it
Coffee grounds were advised several times as the perfect smell eater. Below are five tips that help you absorb unwanted odors. Thank you very much!
Who doesn’t know. Just the stars of the sky cooked with garlic or fresh salmon… You’ll be rewarded with hands that smell hours or sometimes even a day later. Just pick expensive soaps and just pick up a few coffee beans from the coffee machine. By rubbing it in your hands, oil is released that solves all unwanted odors and makes your hands smell delicious. No coffee beans? A handful of coffee grounds also work fine!
Neutralize your breath
Also so enjoyed a delicious Greek meal with traditional tzatziki or something else delicious with strong herbs? Coffee prevents you from exhaling those smells a day later. By sucking on a coffee bean for a few minutes, your mouth is completely fresh in no time. Tip: does not bite the bean, the effect is less good and the taste of raw coffee can’t please everyone.
Fresh smelling fridge
Especially after a weekend in which our fridge has been full of beautiful culinary products such as Spanish sausages, fungal cheeses or olives, the fridge still smells quite strong on Monday. This is easy to solve. Put a bowl of freshly ground coffee in it and leave it one night. Your fridge has never smelled so good on Monday morning! Tip: sometimes I see on the internet that this also works with coffee drab. My experience is that this does something, but absolutely not such a good smell eater is like freshly ground coffee.
Sewer air from the sink
The drain in a kitchen can sometimes stink quite. Especially when no drain sieve is used, it flushes in unnoticed everything that can cause a persistent sewer smell. Fortunately, this is easy to solve. Fill a cup with coffee grounds (preferably a little damp) and rinse it with boiled water through the well. Thanks to the coffee grounds and boiling water, all the leftovers that cause the nasty smells come loose. Gone is the annoying smell!
That air skies on
Unwanted odors in the living room can also be solved with coffee. Fill a bowl or pot of coffee beans for this. Put a tea light in the middle and light it on. Thanks to the heating of the beans, a subtle smell of coffee arises and all the other airs are neutralized. And when you choose a nice glass jar or vase, you also get a romantic effect with gift.
Tip: pads for SENSEO® as fragrance eater
Linda Jongbloed sent an extra tip, suitable for anyone using coffee pods. Insert an unused coffee path into the fridge in the barn or in the cooler, for example, and you will see that there is no fungus. Thanks for the tip Linda!
Put something warm, or you’ll catch cold.” A well-intentioned board, only colds and flu are not caused by cold but by viruses. Another fable is that you should muzzle your nose. What is the point of the many other people’s wise people about resistance, flu and colds?
Vitamin pills increase your resistance
Various vitamins, including vitamins A, B6, E and C, play a role in maintaining the immune system. The same applies to trace elements such as zinc and selenium. Those who eat healthy and varied will get enough of these substances inside. Many probably don’t help swallow ing vitamin pills a healthy, adult person.
Small children, the elderly, pregnant women and chronically ill can benefit some from some extra vitamins. What is at least a myth is that you can protect yourself by swallowing antibiotics. That’s really totally pointless. They only help against bacterial infections, while flu and colds are spread by viruses.
You may not pick up your nose
Picking up your nose is better than snouting your nose. The virus that causes colds is increased in your nasal mucosa. By snouting your nose, you exert a lot of pressure on that mucus and squeeze it into the different cavities in your head. The result: an increased risk of forehead cavity, outcavity or even ear infection.
If you pick up your nose, suck the mucus (and therefore the viruses) out of your main cavities. Less pleasant for your environment perhaps, but better for yourself. If you prefer to muzzle your nose, put it nostril in front of nostril. Then the overpressure in your nose, and thus the ‘press effect’, is a lot less.
Nose drops can’t hurt
Nasal drops let the nasal mucosa shrink and make sure you breathe freely again. This effect is caused by the substance Xylometazoline.
The disadvantage of this medicine is that if you use it for too long, your nasal mucosa will swell extra on it once the substance is worked out. To get air again, grab back to your nasal drops or nasal spray, and before you know it you can’t live without it. You get addicted to it as it were.
The advice is not to use nasal drops for more than seven days. You can also opt for a physiological saline solution. They also help and do not have this side effect. Steaming with chamomile is another good alternative.
Put your hand in front of your mouth if you sneeze
Many viruses spread through the air. When coughing, sneezing or talking, tiny droplets with virus come out of your nose or throat and if someone else breathes in, he may get infected. Keeping your hand in front of you when sneezing or coughing is certainly a good thing.
Remember, however, that all those most ingenious viruses are now on your hand and that a few of them are already enough to infect someone. So if you give someone a hand and rub that thoughtlessly over his mouth, he is soon the pint. So it is important not only to keep your hand in your mouth, but also to wash it well afterwards.
After a flu shot, you won’t get any more flu
A flu vaccine provides protection against about 80 percent of the flu viruses that operate. So it doesn’t help any flu virus. Moreover, new flu viruses are constantly emerging.
If you think you will be guaranteed to remain flu-free with a simple jab this winter, you are wrong. You’ll be less likely to have the flu after such an inoculation. And often the flu is also less violent if he gets you anyway.
Don’t stand on the tour
Many people think you literally catch cold by trek or winter cold, but that’s not true. A cold is a virus infection of the upper respiratory tract. That has nothing to do with low temperatures, but with too low resistance. Cold viruses then have free play and before you know it you run to snotte and cough.
Fever should be suppressed immediately
Fever is a signal that your body is fighting pathogens. So it’s actually a good sign. Suppressing fever usually makes little sense. There is even a danger that this makes you feel pretty good and walk around cheerfully, whereas you can actually stay in your bed better. Then at least your body can put all its energy into the ‘war’ against the virus and you’ll be better faster.
In infants and the elderly, fever requires extra attention, due to the risk of dehydration. Also in chronic ally, it is wise to turn on the general practitioner. In other cases, this is usually not necessary. Only if the fever rises above 40 degrees or lasts longer than five days, it is wise to consult your general practitioner