Agency work – CPRS Palestine http://cprs-palestine.org/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 17:54:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://cprs-palestine.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-7-120x120.png Agency work – CPRS Palestine http://cprs-palestine.org/ 32 32 Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles Newsletter October 2022 Now Available https://cprs-palestine.org/kovels-on-antiques-collectibles-newsletter-october-2022-now-available/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://cprs-palestine.org/kovels-on-antiques-collectibles-newsletter-october-2022-now-available/ Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles October 2022 Newsletter Kovels’ October 2022 newsletter features Star Wars action figures, Ralph Lauren furniture, Delft pottery, Shaker wares and Italian lamps, all with photos and prices. CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA, Oct. 1, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — An incredible selection of Star Wars toys were up for auction in Pennsylvania and many […]]]>

Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles October 2022 Newsletter

Kovels’ October 2022 newsletter features Star Wars action figures, Ralph Lauren furniture, Delft pottery, Shaker wares and Italian lamps, all with photos and prices.

CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA, Oct. 1, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — An incredible selection of Star Wars toys were up for auction in Pennsylvania and many are featured in the October 2022 Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles newsletter. from the first Star Wars movie in 1977, collectible figures in the continuing saga have fetched high prices. Kovels’ photos are rare Boba Fett and Ben “Obi Wan” Kenobi figures that were top sellers, as well as other figures from a galaxy far, far away.

Buyers who seek the luxury of fine furniture but can’t afford to buy new had plenty of choice at a New Jersey auction that featured used furniture from the Ralph Lauren Home line. A lucky bidder won a pair of leather wingback chairs for just over $6,000, while a similar new single chair is selling for over $8,000. Kovels’ October newsletter features other chairs and tables with the designer’s classic styling and high quality, along with their prices.

Collectors appreciate the bold, blue patterns of Delftware pottery, and the latest issue of Kovels features practical and decorative Delftware items from the late 17th and early 18th centuries. See the most expensive plate that fetched $6,800; it has a blue stylized image of King George I with a touch of yellow trim. Learn about the differences between Dutch and English Delfts and see examples of “polychrome” Delfts that have more colorful decoration.

Mid-century Italian designers elevated lighting to an art form. A summer design sale that took place in Italy included examples of lighting from the 1940s to the 1950s that are still highly coveted. Kovels’ October newsletter highlights pendant lamps with clean shapes, mostly metal with glass shades, some made by Murano artisans.

Furniture made by Shaker communities is known for its minimalist design and maximum functionality. Their other household items are too. Collectors were ready to pay top dollar at a Shaker collectibles auction in Massachusetts, where prices ranged from $65 to $55,000. Check out the tripod from the top lot with its graceful arching legs as well as other simple and durable household items made by Shaker, such as a whip broom, dustpan, peg rails and pants, all of which have attracted admirable prices.

The Kovels are “on the road” to Columbus, Ohio, to visit the Columbus Antique Mall and share some finds. The October Marks Dictionary identifies circular doll marks with initials inside. Collector’s Gallery questions and answers include a sterling silver trophy pitcher, a Moroccan water jug, a textured rustic design tureen, and an American-made headboard and footboard in the French Provincial style. And more than 70 antiques and collectibles are listed in October’s Buyer’s Price Guide.

About Kovels
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10 easy meals for vegan beginners https://cprs-palestine.org/10-easy-meals-for-vegan-beginners/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 17:02:53 +0000 https://cprs-palestine.org/10-easy-meals-for-vegan-beginners/ Becoming vegan, especially overnight, can seem like a big step forward. According to the US Dietary Guidelines and the unspoken rules of the Standard American Diet (yes, that means SAD), you’re cutting out two whole “necessary” food groups. Trying to whip up elaborate or foreign recipes you see on Pinterest and TikTok will only add […]]]>

Becoming vegan, especially overnight, can seem like a big step forward. According to the US Dietary Guidelines and the unspoken rules of the Standard American Diet (yes, that means SAD), you’re cutting out two whole “necessary” food groups. Trying to whip up elaborate or foreign recipes you see on Pinterest and TikTok will only add stress to the ordeal. Adopting a plant-based diet should be fun. It should also be delicious, rewarding and joyful. Keep multi-stage gourmet cooking projects for a few months. For now, stick to the basics. All of these recipes take 30 minutes or less to prepare and require minimal familiar ingredients. Impress yourself and your family by making one of these 10 easy vegan meals.

Hannah Sunderani

1 Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Sour Cream and Guacamole

A loaded potato of any kind — sweet, russet, or purple — is a staple in any vegan arsenal. Ranging from super basic to gourmet, this recipe is perfect. It’s more than canned beans and corn dumped on a potato, but it’s simple enough to mix up on a hectic Tuesday night. If you’re short on time, buy store-bought dairy-free sour cream (like Forager) instead of making it yourself.
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VegNews.CrunchyRoastedChichpeasandVeggieswithPeanutSauceSarah Nevin

2 Root Vegetable Bowls with Peanut Sauce

The more you get used to eating vegan, the more you’ll realize that it’s often the sauce that makes the meal. Really, you can turn humble grains, greens, and beans into a $15 Buddha Bowl by adding a quick homemade sauce. In this case, we recommend making the sauce, as it is very quick and many store-bought options contain fish sauce. Additionally, you can control the spice level.
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VegNews.Chickpea SandwichAndrea Soranidis

3 Two-Step Vegan Tuna and Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Trust the catering side. Sure, this quick chickpea mash is great between two slices of bread (try a bagel for a change), but it’s also great on salads, stuffed in a pita or wrapped in a tortilla. Sometimes we’ll use it as a dipping sauce for raw carrots, grilled pita triangles, and celery. It only takes five minutes to make, but the possibilities are endless.
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VegNews.DinerStylePancakesJackie Sobon

4 3-Step Vegan Pancakes

Few things are more satisfying in the moment than sitting in front of a stack of giant, fluffy pancakes and watching the syrup cascade down the sides as you sit contentedly at your own kitchen table. One bite of these pancakes and you’ll find that nothing is missing from your new vegan diet. Add chocolate chips or blueberries if you want to go wild.
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VegNews.Jamaican-inspiredBananaOatmealPorridgeShanika Graham-White

5 Vegan oatmeal and banana porridge

Master the perfect bowl of oats once and for all with this minimal ingredient vegan breakfast recipe. Infused with cinnamon, nutmeg and a little brown sugar, this banana-based oatmeal bowl is for those who crave something sweet in the morning. Bonus: it’s much healthier and more filling than a muffin or donut and only takes a few extra minutes to prepare.
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6 Easy Vegan French Bread Pizza

It’s pizza night, and all you need are six ingredients to make it happen. The key to a quality vegan pizza is your choice of non-dairy cheese. Miyoko’s Creamery makes solid mozzarella in two forms: sliceable rounds and pourable mozzarella made for pizza. Let your creativity (and the contents of your refrigerator) determine the rest.
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VegNews.VeganEggSaladHannah Sunderani

seven Easy Vegan Tofu Egg Salad

Packed with protein and super versatile, this egg tofu mix is ​​sure to be part of your weekly lunch rotation. Egg salad is one of those foods that you may not have enjoyed as an omnivore, but will love as a vegan.
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VegNews.VeganBroccoliRigatoniLuke Albert

8 Vegan Rigatoni with Roasted Broccoli and Lemon

There are nights where pasta with a drop of store-bought marinara will suffice, but with a few extra minutes you can add fiber and zest to your favorite pasta night. Although this dish takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and only six ingredients, you can even pass it off as a romantic evening meal.
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VegNews.CopyCatBroccoliCheddarDanielle Keith

9 Vegan Soup Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar

When you go vegan, you don’t have to sacrifice familiar favorites. There are store-bought alternatives for many products, but you can just as easily create your own. This thick, warming Broccoli Cheddar Soup satisfies just as completely as its Panera predecessor, especially when served in a bread bowl (yes, sourdough bread is vegan!).
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VegNews.PinkSushiSpork Foods

ten Healthy sushi rolls with ginger and tamari sauce

Vegan sushi encompasses so much more than cucumber and avocado rolls. This recipe isn’t the most complex iteration of plant-based sushi, but it can be simplified as well. If you’re short on time, skip the pink rice step and just opt ​​for plain sushi rice. You can also choose to buy a creamy, store-bought sauce like Mother Raw Japanese Ginger Sesame Dressing.
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Expressway leaves out famous toymakers https://cprs-palestine.org/expressway-leaves-out-famous-toymakers/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 00:30:00 +0000 https://cprs-palestine.org/expressway-leaves-out-famous-toymakers/ Channapatna craftsmen, traders say sales are falling Bangalore-Mysuru the highway steals customers from them The 10-day Dasara festival is also known to host Gombe Habba (Feast of the dolls). This is also the time when Channapatna rises to the occasion as he is famous throughout the country for making dolls. However, this year the doll […]]]>
Channapatna craftsmen, traders say sales are falling Bangalore-Mysuru the highway steals customers from them


The 10-day Dasara festival is also known to host Gombe Habba (Feast of the dolls). This is also the time when Channapatna rises to the occasion as he is famous throughout the country for making dolls. However, this year the doll festival failed to do big business in Channapatna and locals blame it on the Benglauru-Mysuru highway.

Previously, travel between Benglauru and Mysuru had to be done primarily via Channapatna (if the Ramanagar course has been chosen). However, to avoid traffic jams, the new highway bypasses both Ramanagar and Channapatna and as a result traders say potential buyers are staying away from the area.

Mustafa Pasha, a doll dealer in Channapatna, said he had been selling Channapatna dolls since 1963. “This is the first year I’ve seen such a drop in sales because many customers say they don’t want to make a detour to Channapatna. Many families depend on making and selling Channapatna dolls and have been hit hard now,” he said.



Traders say it is time for government to promote Channapatna toys through online mode. A trader said that last year the government held a toy festival where there was a provision to buy toys online which helped boost sales.

Locals say Channapatna toys have a history of hundreds of years. He got a big push during the reign of Tipu Sultan as it is said that he arranged for the coaches of Persian train local artisans. In 1902, a training institute for Channapatna toymakers was organized by Dewans of Mysore.

This is the first year that I have seen such a drop in sales because many do not want to take a detour to Channapatna

–Mustafa Pasha, craftsman

Meanwhile, officials said they were doing their best to help artisans. Channapatna toys are part of the rich cultural and traditional heritage of Karnataka and the toys have been awarded the Geographical indicationwhich would go a long way to helping artisans’ livelihoods, an official said.

Karnataka has also partnered with an e-commerce company to conduct trainings, webinars and onboarding workshops. “The workshops will focus on knowledge sharing and training on B2C e-commerce exports and selling globally through international e-commerce marketplaces to more customers,” an official said.

Some locals are also helping Channapatna’s toy makers go high-tech. They are now making items that have a high demand in the market, which can also earn them income. Channapatna toymakers now offer lights that help you sleep well. Sources say that this valuable craft was dying out due to low demand in the market as many Channapatna craftsmen worked as coolies.

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‘Wait Until Dark’ in Martinez pulls off a theatrical challenge https://cprs-palestine.org/wait-until-dark-in-martinez-pulls-off-a-theatrical-challenge/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 21:00:39 +0000 https://cprs-palestine.org/wait-until-dark-in-martinez-pulls-off-a-theatrical-challenge/ Randy Anger of the Plotline Theater Company is not playing it safe. The director, actor and musician loves a challenge and has found one more in his current show. “Wait Until Dark,” written by Frederik Knott and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, will run through October 2 at the Martinez Campbell Theater. You may remember the […]]]>

Randy Anger of the Plotline Theater Company is not playing it safe. The director, actor and musician loves a challenge and has found one more in his current show. “Wait Until Dark,” written by Frederik Knott and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, will run through October 2 at the Martinez Campbell Theater.

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PSVR2 is truly next-gen, and indie software will lead the charge https://cprs-palestine.org/psvr2-is-truly-next-gen-and-indie-software-will-lead-the-charge/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:07:30 +0000 https://cprs-palestine.org/psvr2-is-truly-next-gen-and-indie-software-will-lead-the-charge/ Shuhei Yoshida, the current PlayStation India bigwig but former head of the first game, was one of the greatest early evangelists. PSVR. It’s the logic, then, believes the executive PSVR2 is “truly next generation” – but don’t just take his word for it, in fact that’s exactly what all the media is saying. However, Yoshida […]]]>

Shuhei Yoshida, the current PlayStation India bigwig but former head of the first game, was one of the greatest early evangelists. PSVR. It’s the logic, then, believes the executive PSVR2 is “truly next generation” – but don’t just take his word for it, in fact that’s exactly what all the media is saying.

However, Yoshida understands that the market for Sony’s new headset is relatively small compared to its consoles. “We are very excited,” he said. “The virtual reality market is still small. It’s growing, thanks to the meta doing a great job of promoting Quest, but it’s a subset compared to console games.

Yoshida explained that, because of this, while you’ll still see flagship titles like Horizon Call of the Mountain and Resident Evil Village, it’ll be the indies that will support the headset. Executive, speaking to Sports Industry. Bize explained that a similar trend occurred with the original PSVR – and as a result, smaller studios have accumulated significant knowledge and expertise in the medium.

He went on to say that, with Metaverse becoming a major talking point among investors, a lot of money is going to these experienced independent VR developers. And that’s all good news for PSVR2. “You’ll see great VR games coming out of re-energized indie VR developers,” Yoshida confirms.

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European Forest Trailer Market Expected to Hit US$156.7 Million https://cprs-palestine.org/european-forest-trailer-market-expected-to-hit-us156-7-million/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 13:05:15 +0000 https://cprs-palestine.org/european-forest-trailer-market-expected-to-hit-us156-7-million/ Europe Forestry Trailers Market 2022 Europe Forestry Trailers Market 2022 Europe forestry trailer market was valued at USD 105.9 million in 2021 and is projected to reach a revenue of USD 156.7 million by the end of 2032. a CAGR of approximately 3.7% from 2022 to 2032. . Free Sample Report Request @ https://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/samples/33034 Forest […]]]>

Europe Forestry Trailers Market 2022

Europe Forestry Trailers Market 2022

Europe forestry trailer market was valued at USD 105.9 million in 2021 and is projected to reach a revenue of USD 156.7 million by the end of 2032. a CAGR of approximately 3.7% from 2022 to 2032. .

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Forest trailers are mainly used for transporting logs throughout the European region. The size and type of trailer used to transport the logs depends on the size of the logs and the road conditions in the area. The availability of different sizes of timber trailers with high payload capacity is one of the major factors driving the sales of timber trailers in Europe.

The availability of additional features on forest machines to improve the functionality and durability of forest trailers is expected to provide lucrative prospects for forest trailer manufacturers. The electrification of forestry trailers will be an attractive aspect during the evaluation period 2022-2032.

Increased residential and commercial construction activity is also driving demand for wood products in the region, which in turn increases the need for logging trailers.

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Key insights from market research

With a CAGR of 3.6%, mid-size logging trailers are estimated to be the fastest growing segment through 2032.

Off-road logging trailers are expected to hold the highest share of 87.5% by value in 2022.

By country, Russia is expected to hold the highest share of the European market, with 26.6% by 2032.

NORDICS also has a high share for forest trailers in Europe. The region is estimated to account for 22.6% market share in 2022.

“The demand for medium and large sized forestry trailers, as they are cost-effective, is expected to gain momentum in the European market,” says an analyst at Persistence Market Research.

Market landscape

The European forestry trailer market is moderately fragmented, with many international and regional companies operating in this space. Key companies such as Kesla, DOLL Fahrzeugbau dominate the market. Many manufacturers focus on providing high quality logging trailers that provide high payload capacity for users.

Some of the major Forest Trailer Manufacturers included in the report are
Slaughter trailer
DOLL vehicle construction
MAX trailer
BMF production
RABAUD
Vitli KRPAN doo
HITTNER doo
Ireland
Oehler Maschinen Fahrzeugbau GmbH
Eastern Manufacturing Company
Fontaine Trailer Company
First Trailer Mfg. Inc.
Trail King Industries
Palm trees
Fors MW
Pfanzelt
Stepa (Palfinger)
Trejon
Kesla
Country
Binderberg

Conclusion

Europe is one of the largest forestry trailer manufacturing regions in the world. This is a crucial factor influencing the sales of forestry trailers in the region. The COVID pandemic, for some time, has negatively affected the production capacity of trailers.

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Other factors driving the growth of the European logging trailer market include an increase in logging trailer rental services, electrification of logging trailers, and availability of a wide range of accessories for their operation. Logging trailer manufacturers focus on providing high capacity payloads that create long term value for customers.

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How to cook eggplant: excel in flavor acquisition https://cprs-palestine.org/how-to-cook-eggplant-excel-in-flavor-acquisition/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 20:22:56 +0000 https://cprs-palestine.org/how-to-cook-eggplant-excel-in-flavor-acquisition/ These purple beauties grow both plump and long. Learn how to cook eggplant in all ways. Photo by Bill St. John. Like the tomato, to which it is botanically related, eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a fruit, not a vegetable, although, as with the tomato, we consider and cook it as the latter. Unlike tomatoes, however, […]]]>
These purple beauties grow both plump and long. Learn how to cook eggplant in all ways. Photo by Bill St. John.

Like the tomato, to which it is botanically related, eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a fruit, not a vegetable, although, as with the tomato, we consider and cook it as the latter.

Unlike tomatoes, however, a food that typically adds flavor to other cooked foods, eggplant is wonderful in the way it takes on flavors. This is one of the great kitchen canvases. It is mild in taste and was built by nature to be little more than a sponge. It is set up to do its job right out of the box.

People all over the world cook with eggplant in different ways. It is roasted, grilled, baked, braised, pan-fried, fried, smoked and simmered. The Turks boast of having 40 ways to cook eggplant; it is omnipresent in the cuisine of the Near and Middle East. No ratatouille without eggplant, no Sicilian caponata, no baba ghanoush.

The Greeks make moussaka of it; Italians are famous for their “melanzane parmigiana,” which we Americans of all backgrounds have eagerly embraced.

You can easily see how it got its name from the eggplant commonly available in our American grocery stores: it’s a large purple-black “egg” with a green cap on it. (If you ever come across a white eggplant, you will clearly see its ovoid character.) Smaller versions of the same are called Italian eggplants; they look like purple-black batons.

Chinese and Japanese eggplants are much more elongated than these two but similar in color, with Chinese eggplants sometimes approaching the lavender hue. Thai eggplants are small and striped with green; Indian, still small, striped and reddish purple. Philippine eggplants are medium in length and greenish purple. There are other eggplants, other colors and other shapes, from elsewhere.

All cook in much the same way, although each has its special place; the Thai eggplant, for example, being one of the only ones to be eaten raw with profit.

Their common problem in the kitchen is how their innate structure absorbs its cooking medium, most often oil, which can give food a greasy and often greasy finish.

You will often read, in a given recipe, “sprinkle salt on the eggplant pieces and let them drain in a colander in the sink”. The reason given – “to eliminate bitterness” – is only a small part of the truth. (Much more bitterness is transformed into a kind of sweetness by the caramelization called the Maillard reaction, given the application of heat later in the recipe.)

The important thing the salting step does, in truth, is remove the eggplant’s bountiful moisture and begin to weaken and collapse the cell walls of the eggplant’s sponge-like construction. Further removal of moisture (for example, roasting the eggplant over high heat or microwaving the slices or cubes between paper towels) allows for even greater development of caramelization later in life. recipe. Without it, the moisture that resides in the eggplant “wicks away” any chance of coloring well.

Keep this moisture level in mind when baking or roasting an eggplant, such as when making a baba ghanoush. Be sure to poke the eggplant in a few places with sharp fork tines; the small holes allow steam to escape during roasting. Once I failed to do this and ended up with a mass of exploded eggplants all over the inside of my oven.

The recipe here is eggplant-based and flavored with many other ingredients, herbs and spices, including tomato. He hails from the Caucasus country of Georgia. The layers of flavor are impressive here and come from the cook adding the same ingredients at different stages. So, for example, fresh garlic is introduced halfway but also towards the end, for two different garlic “flavors”.

I found some pronunciations of this preparation online. A little practice and you’ll spout “a-ZHAP-sahn-DOLL-ee” like a Georgian herself.

A very nice side of ajapsandali is to do more than you would need for a session, because leftovers are better than the first showing. Plus, the ajapsandali tastes delicious warm, with a swirl of extra virgin olive oil on it, or (as I found to my delight) with a shiver on it, like leftovers of course, topped with additional chopped fresh cilantro and parsley.

Eggplant Recipe: Ajapsandali (Georgian “Ratatouille”)

Learn how to cook eggplant with this ajapsandali recipe.
Learn how to cook eggplant with this ajapsandali recipe. Photo by Bill St. John.

Adapted from Benjamin Kemper of flavor.com and Bill St. John. For 4 to 6 people.

Ingredients

2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled

1⁄3 cup mild-tasting extra virgin olive oil, plus more if needed (ghee OK)

2 pounds eggplant, hulled, unpeeled and cut into 3⁄4-inch pieces (see note)

2 teaspoons sea or kosher salt, divided, plus more to taste

2 large yellow onions, peeled and coarsely chopped

2 large Cubanelle peppers, seeded and cut into 3⁄4-inch pieces (see note)

1 medium red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into 3⁄4-inch pieces

15-20 ounces thick tomato puree

1⁄3 cup coarsely chopped cilantro, divided

1⁄3 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves, divided

20 leaves, preferably purple basil (also called Thai or “holy”), torn

1⁄4–1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste

1⁄2 teaspoon coriander powder

1⁄4 teaspoon savory or dried thyme leaves, crushed by hand

3 garlic cloves, mashed, divided

Water or vegetable broth

directions

Microwave potatoes on high, flipping halfway through, until fork tender, 9 to 11 minutes, depending on size. When cool enough to handle, cut into 3⁄4-inch pieces and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the oil (or ghee). When hot and shimmering, add the eggplant and 1 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to medium and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggplant begins to brown and break down, about 20 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or “spider”, transfer to a plate lined with paper towel and set aside.

Turn up the heat. To the empty pan, add the onion and remaining salt and cook, stirring frequently and adding more oil or ghee as needed, until translucent and brown in spots, about 10 minutes. Add Cubanelle and peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomato purée and only half of the cilantro, parsley and basil.

Add 1/2 of the garlic paste, all of the cayenne pepper, cilantro, thyme, reserved potatoes and eggplant, and 1 cup of water or vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 10 to 20 minutes. Your selection.

Stir in remaining 1/2 garlic and remaining cilantro, parsley and basil and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Salt and serve hot, at room temperature or even chilled, drizzled with a good olive oil if desired.

Cook’s Notes: About the eggplant, use whatever suits your (or the market’s) fancy: a large purple globe, an elongated purple Asian, a small Thai ball, etc. Speaking of hot peppers, substitutions abound for Cubanelle: Anaheim, “mild” Italian, mild Bulgarian red.

Contact Bill St John at billstjohn@gmail.com

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Here’s what to expect ahead of tomorrow’s highly anticipated inflation reading https://cprs-palestine.org/heres-what-to-expect-ahead-of-tomorrows-highly-anticipated-inflation-reading/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 18:17:00 +0000 https://cprs-palestine.org/heres-what-to-expect-ahead-of-tomorrows-highly-anticipated-inflation-reading/ American consumers and businesses don’t always agree. But when it comes to inflation, every American seems to agree that sky-high prices are the biggest problem facing the country today. After more than a decade of low inflation following the Great Financial Crisis of 2008, the global economy was hit by a wave of inflationary pressures […]]]>

American consumers and businesses don’t always agree. But when it comes to inflation, every American seems to agree that sky-high prices are the biggest problem facing the country today.

After more than a decade of low inflation following the Great Financial Crisis of 2008, the global economy was hit by a wave of inflationary pressures when the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020.

The good news is that inflation is down from four-decade highs.

The most common measure of price increases in the U.S. economy, the consumer price index (CPI), rose 8.5% year-on-year in July, after jumping 9 .1% in June, the largest since 1981.

And with the release of the August CPI report on Tuesday, investment banks and wealth managers say they expect consumer prices to continue falling. However, they also warned that returning to the Federal Reserve’s 2% inflation target could be a challenge due to “persistent” increases in core prices and rising wages.

“Even with the prospect of peak inflation, consumer prices remain high and are expected to remain so over the coming months,” said Russell Evans, managing director of Avitas Wealth Management. Fortune.

Here’s what experts say they expect from August’s CPI reading.

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley economists, led by Julian M. Richers, said in a research note on Wednesday that they expect Tuesday’s CPI reading to show inflation fell 0.23% in August from the previous month, pushing the measure of headline inflation year-over-year to 7.9% .

Richers argued that much of the decline would be the result of an estimated 6.4% monthly drop in energy prices. Energy prices in the United States have fallen lately, due to a drop of more than 25% in gasoline prices since mid-June, according to the American Automobile Association. The decline comes as demand for oil declines as the global economy slows and recession fears grow along with increased production. Oil prices, as measured by West Texas Intermediate futures, were trading below $88 a barrel on Monday, down more than 27% from the June high.

However, Richers added that he expects core inflation, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, to hit 6.1% in August as “rent inflation is expected to remain strongly elevated for some time”.

Bank of America

Michael Gapen, Bank of America’s chief U.S. economist, said in a research note on Thursday that he also expected inflation to post its first monthly decline since May 2020 in August.

However, Gapen estimates that energy prices were down just 5.2% last month (Morgan Stanley says 6.4%), while food prices were down 0.9%, versus down 1.1% a month ago.

The more restrained outlook for lower energy and food prices means the headline CPI, year-on-year, will fall to just 8.2%, according to Gapen.

“High wages should continue to put upward pressure on food away from domestic inflation, and although commodity prices have fallen recently, this will take time to feed through to consumer prices,” Gapen wrote.

The economist added that he expects core CPI to rise 0.3% in August to 6% year-on-year. Lower used-car prices are easing some pressure on core prices, but high rent inflation will keep the figure well above the Fed’s target rate for some time, he said.

Gapen also noted that another significant increase in rent prices would be a significant concern for the Federal Reserve, which has tried to stifle inflation with interest rate hikes throughout the year.

UBS

UBS chief US economist Jonathan Pingle also said in a research note on Friday that headline inflation “looks set to decline further in August data released next week.”

It predicts the CPI fell 0.03% in August and 8.1% year-on-year amid “falling gasoline prices”.

And like the others, Pingle says core inflation remained elevated last month. It predicts that the core CPI rose 0.43% in August and 6.2% from a year ago due to higher prices for rents, hotel rooms and medical services. .

By the end of the first quarter of 2023, however, UBS says inflation will be back near the Fed’s 2% target rate.

“We expect the monthly pace of inflation to slow significantly over the rest of the year, with [economic] fundamentals are weakening and futures prices suggest further declines in retail gasoline prices,” Pingle wrote.

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs chief economist Jan Hatzius said in a note on Sunday that he believed inflation fell 0.13% month-on-month in August, leaving consumer prices up 8.1% year-on-year.

He argued that the prices of plane tickets, cars and oil were falling as part of “easing supply chain constraints”, which should help reduce headline inflation. However, like his peers, Hatzius believes core CPI will rise in August, marking a 6.1% increase from the same period a year ago.

“We expect continued strength in services inflation due to wage pressures, labor shortages and elevated near-term inflation expectations. Specifically, we are looking for a solid set of refuge readings and a 0.6% increase in education prices due to higher tuition and child care costs for the new school year,” he wrote.

Wealth and investment managers

Wealth managers are also predicting that inflation fell last month and, like their investment banking counterparts, they say the Fed will stick to its interest rate hikes this year in an attempt to rein in inflation. consumer price.

Evans of Avitas Wealth Management said Fortune that he thinks inflation has peaked, due to recent declines in gasoline prices, travel and accommodation prices, and weaker-than-expected manufacturing data. But he also worries about the Fed’s ability to bring inflation back to its target rate and argues that a 75 basis point rate hike is needed in September to get the job done.

“Even with the prospect of peak inflation, consumer prices remain high and are expected to remain so in the coming months, which would warrant further action by the Fed,” he said. .

Bob Doll, chief investment officer at Crossmark Global Investments, said Fortune that even if headline inflation is down, underlying inflation remains “problematic” for the central bank.

Doll noted that the labor market remains hot, with the U.S. economy adding 315,000 jobs last month, even as the Fed has raised interest rates four times so far this year.

In his mind, that means central bank officials are far from done tightening monetary policy. However, he argued that the “delayed effects” of the Fed’s inflation-fighting policies will become “increasingly apparent” in the coming months, driving inflation down.

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Forgotten PS1 Rhythm Games https://cprs-palestine.org/forgotten-ps1-rhythm-games/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 23:30:00 +0000 https://cprs-palestine.org/forgotten-ps1-rhythm-games/ The use of CD-ROMs for games in the 1990s meant a drastic improvement in the quality of game music. With this breakthrough, a number of game designers decided to use it to combine the worlds of gaming and music, creating the genre of rhythm game. It’s no surprise that because of this, the original PlayStation […]]]>

The use of CD-ROMs for games in the 1990s meant a drastic improvement in the quality of game music. With this breakthrough, a number of game designers decided to use it to combine the worlds of gaming and music, creating the genre of rhythm game.


It’s no surprise that because of this, the original PlayStation had a bunch of great rhythm games. One of them, Parappa the rapper, proved to be extremely influential. It even gave Sony an additional mascot for a time, as the rapping dog represented the diversity of games on the system. However, not all games have to be this big, and there are plenty of weird and wonderful rhythm games that haven’t quite had the same lasting impact.

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6 spice world

While the PlayStation dominated the gaming charts, the music charts saw the dominance of the Spice Girls, especially in their home country of the UK. Naturally, Sony’s London studio saw a great opportunity to combine the two. The result was 1998 spice worldwho shared his name with the group’s first film.

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The result is probably one of the weirdest appearances of real-world musicians in video games, as the girls have all been turned into big-headed Bratz doll versions of themselves. The gameplay was also weird, as it offered simple dance gameplay and the ability to direct music videos while the girls danced. While the game was popular at the time, it faded from memory when the Spice Girl mania died out in the 2000s, and also because the game itself wasn’t very good.

5 Fluid

Fluid is one of the weirdest titles from the original PlayStation. It was so strange that North America avoided it altogether, as it only launched in Japan and Europe. Players control a dolphin swimming through a misty seascape, where the goal is to collect artifacts at different levels. Each of these artifacts contains a specific sound, and these sounds have become part of a sample library.

In fact, controlling the dolphin was only half the game. The other half was the Groove Editor, where collected samples could be put together to make music, and the dolphin could then improvise the sounds on the fly. This music creation was limited, however, as the player could only truly create New Age mood music with the game’s limited tools.

4 Music 2000

Not so much a game and more a software for the PlayStation, the Music Codemasters games are best boiled down to Pro Tools for the PS1. At a time of limited availability of music creation software for the home market, Music was hugely influential. It gave PlayStation owners a basic digital audio workstation, complete with its own sample library, sequencers, and a ton of built-in effects.

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It had one significant limitation, however, as players could not export their music, so it remained trapped inside the PlayStation and could not be ripped directly to a CD. The samples in Music 2000 were also very 90s, so it was hard to do anything that wasn’t moody techno, which limited its potential. This is mostly forgotten today as more flexible PC-based DAWs have become affordable and readily available, but back then it was a big deal.

3 Bust-a-Groove

Whereas dance dance revolution was starting to heat up in the arcades, another game brought dancing gameplay to PlayStation: Break a groove. However, he did not use a dance pad like his more popular contemporary. Instead, it used entries similar to Parappa the rapperas a group of wacky characters staged dances.

The characters were really weird, ranging from a stereotypical 70s disco dancer, to a mean street hip hop dancer, to a man wearing a gas mask, a magical cat-themed girl, a woman who dresses like a baby, and a pair of aliens. It was bizarre and received generally rave reviews, but the series proved unpopular in the West as the second game skipped Europe and the third game never left Japan.

2 Um Jammer Lammy

Whereas Parappa the rapper receives a ton of attention to this day for its influence and uniqueness, immediate spinoffs, Um Jammer Lammytends to be ignored a bit more. parappa even got a remaster for PS4, while Um Jammer Lammy remains stuck in the past.

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Keeping parappaThe call-and-response gameplay of this spin-off changes responses from repeated rap lines to cool guitar riffs. Playing as guitarist sheep, Lammy, of the rock band MilkCan, players must use their guitar skills in such bizarre situations as putting out a fire, piloting an airplane, and tending to babies. It offered a little more complexity than its predecessor while retaining the tone and ease of access that made it so popular at first.

1 Vib-Ribbon

Of the same spirit that gave the world parappa and lamy, Vib-Ribbon sees the player take control of a bunny made up of vector graphics walking on a line covered in shapes, each representing a different button on the controller. These shapes slide down the line to the beat of the music, and the bunny must jump, jump and jump through them to avoid turning into a worm and dying.

It was already a unique concept, but what made it even more special was that its levels were procedurally generated based on all sound introduced into the game. In other words, the game disc could be swapped for any audio CD, and the songs from that CD would create a series of new levels for the game. It was a cool concept for the time, but other than an accidental PS3 re-release and in-game pack reference -in PS5 Astro’s Playroom, Vib-Ribbon has yet to be introduced to the mp3 and streaming worlds, where it could really shine.

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Here’s why Dollar General is a better buy than Dollar Tree https://cprs-palestine.org/heres-why-dollar-general-is-a-better-buy-than-dollar-tree/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://cprs-palestine.org/heres-why-dollar-general-is-a-better-buy-than-dollar-tree/ Investors are rightly drawn to the deep end of the retail industry. With soaring inflation and rising interest rates, companies that help consumers spend more of their money in this economy are poised to do well. There are probably no better examples of this than the two biggest discounters, General dollar (DG 0.16%) and dollar […]]]>

Investors are rightly drawn to the deep end of the retail industry. With soaring inflation and rising interest rates, companies that help consumers spend more of their money in this economy are poised to do well.

There are probably no better examples of this than the two biggest discounters, General dollar (DG 0.16%) and dollar tree (LTRD 0.93%)which beat the stock market indexes hands down.

Yet while Dollar Tree has jumped 49% over the past year, versus Dollar General’s 8% gain over the past year (and versus a 13% drop for the S&P500), Dollar General might just be the dollar store stock investors want to buy right now.

Image source: Dollar General.

stand out

Dollar General has long been willing to sell merchandise above the $1 threshold, although most merchandise in its stores is $10 or less. Dollar Tree, which has long been the pure game of the industry, selling everything for $1 or less, has the Family Dollar chain which also sells a mix of products at different price points. But Family Dollar is still struggling to consistently contribute to growth.

Yet Dollar General and Dollar Tree have excelled because they both made significant investments in consumer goods years ago, installing refrigerators and freezers in virtually all of their stores. Although the products generate lower profit margins than other merchandise, they build customer loyalty and help increase the average ticket value at checkout.

Dollar General, however, distinguished itself by adding fresh produce to thousands of stores, with the eventual goal of carrying it in more than 10,000 stores. It is also expanding its focus on healthcare through its DG Wellbeing initiative. This expands the product offering in stores; and in some locations, it makes preventive care, emergency care, and chronic disease management available through a mobile phone provider called DocGo On-Demand.

Targeting the Price-Sensitive Buyer

Where it gets really interesting is in the very deep discount part of its space-defining business. Dollar Tree, out of necessity, has wisely expanded the availability of higher-priced products to provide greater choice for its customers, while Dollar General finds it beneficial to double – and triple – the segment at $1 or less of its operations.

During the just-announced second quarter, CEO Todd Vasos said, “The $1 price tag was one of the fastest, if not the fastest growing sub-categories we had here at DollarGeneral.” As a result, Dollar General is “definitely leaning into both the private label and the $1 price tag” to help shoppers feed their families, especially towards the end of each month as money tightens. apparently.

And private label products help the company increase sales even further, as consumers under pressure show a willingness to give up branded products in exchange for the cheaper price that private label products offer. Dollar General is making strong consumable penetration gains with these products, with sales growing quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year.

Stable as it grows

Dollar General raised its guidance for the year and now expects sales to grow 11% from 2021 on same-store sales growth in the range of 4% to 4.5%, and management expects earnings per share to be 12% to 14% higher than a year ago.

While Dollar Tree expects earnings to rise 25% for the year with earnings per share forecast between $7.10 and $7.40, this represents a sharp drop from its previous forecast of 7. $.80 to $8.20 per share, mostly due to issues at Family Dollar. Sales are expected to increase by 6% compared to last year.

With the dance two steps forward and one step back with Family Dollar, Dollar Tree’s full potential seems muted. Dollar General, however, has been a much more consistent discount retailer. And with a forecast of steady growth and expansion as its value proposition appeals to price-sensitive consumers, I find its stock to be the best buy.

Rich Duprey has no position in the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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