Food City Joins in Nuval Scoring System

Food City has joined in the Nuval Scoring system which makes good nutrition easy by providing comprehensive nutritional information in a single number.

To help Explain Nuval a bit here is an excerpt from the Nuval site

How the Scoring Works

NuVal™ Scores summarize comprehensive nutritional information in one simple number between 1 and 100.  Each NuVal™ Score takes into account more than just the nutrition fact panel.  It considers 30-plus nutrients and nutrition factors – the good (protein, calcium, vitamins) and the not-so-good (sugar, sodium, cholesterol).  And then it boils it down into a simple, easy-to-use number; a number you can trust to make better decisions about nutrition in just a few seconds.

for further information on Nuval go to http://nuval.com

BP Fixing Leak During Containment Cap Test

Gulf Shores, AL   Oil company BP says it is fixing a leak in a so-called "choke line" leading to one of the shut-off valves of the new cap designed to plug its spilling Gulf of Mexico oil well.Company officials said late Wednesday their engineers had "isolated" the leak and would move ahead with testing of the new containment cap once the repairs were complete. The test involves closing all the valves to determine if the cap can effectively contain the massive leak, or if oil is flowing from another part of the well.

  BP began the tests Wednesday, after a day-long delay imposed by the U.S. government who wanted time for further analysis to ensure its safety. U.S. National Incident Commander Thad Allen said officials took about 24 hours to review the plans for the test.Allen has said that if the new cap can maintain high pressure readings over an extended period – six to 48 hours – it could fully contain the leaking oil.  If pressure readings are too low, he said it could mean there is damage to the well shaft underneath the sea bed.  

  The new cap was installed Monday on the damaged well head about 1.6 kilometers below the Gulf’s surface.BP’s Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said earlier that government scientists raised concerns that the tests of the new cap could damage the well shaft.
In an interview with CNN, Suttles said damaged liners within the well shaft could cause oil to leak underground. On Wednesday, BP, as a precaution, suspended work for two days on relief wells intended to permanently seal the damaged oil well underground.
Suttles said that oil production ships on the surface are continuing to collect and burn off oil leaking from the well.

  The oil leak began after the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which killed 11 crewmen. The disaster has fouled vast expanses of the U.S. Gulf coast, killed birds and sea life and devastated the region’s fishing and tourism. BP officials said, as of Monday, the leak has already cost the company some $3.5 billion.

 

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Iran Gives Hero’s Welcome to Nuclear Scientist

bus01_key   Iran gave a hero’s welcome to nuclear researcher Shahram Amiri, Thursday, on his return home.  Iran alleges that he was abducted by the United States, a claim that Washington strenuously denies.
Amiri had spent more than a year in the United States, at one point saying in a video posting that he was studying in Arizona of "his own volition."

  Iranian government television has played a series of webcam interviews with him in recent weeks, each containing new and conflicting tales about his alleged abduction in Saudi Arabia, last year.
Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denied the charges, saying that he was "free to leave," as he had been "free to come," in the first place.
 
  At a news conference Thursday, in the company of Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Qashghavi, Amiri repeated allegations he had made before leaving Washington:
He says that, during his initial two months in the United States, he had been subjected to harsh mental and physical torture by agents and interrogators from the CIA.  He goes on to claim that the purpose of his alleged abduction was to discredit Iran and its nuclear program.
 
  During an interview with Iranian TV from the Pakistani Embassy in Washington Tuesday, Amiri alleged that he had been kidnapped in the Saudi city, Medina, after accepting a ride to a mosque.  He also claimed to have been given an injection, before being flown out of the country.
 
  In his news conference, Amiri spoke of being interrogated by "Israeli agents" and complained that his laptop had been seized and searched for information.  He kept the rest of his story vague, promising to reveal more information, later:
He says that, God willing, he will prove everything he has said and prove that it is American officials who are lying.
Iranian officials have repeatedly complained, during the past year, that Amiri had been kidnapped while on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.  Amiri’s case also came up frequently when the United States pressed Iran about the capture and detention of three young American hikers in Iraqi Kurdistan.

  Deputy Foreign Minister Qashghavi insisted Thursday that the two cases are not related:
Several Iranian commentators, who live in exile in the West, argued Wednesday on al Arabiya TV that Amiri’s family had come under pressure from the government and had been threatened with an "ugly fate" if he did not return home.
Thursday’s Washington Post reports several American officials say Amiri had been paid $5 million to provide information to the United States on Iran’s nuclear program. 

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