Monthly Archives: May 2019

Have You Heard Of ‘Erythritol’, The Healthy, Natural Carbohydrate (i.e., Sugar)?

by Anura Guruge

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I was standing at a ‘Market Basketsupermarket checkout this afternoon when I fancied a drink, it being a warm day. These Bai drinks were right next to I so I took one, and by force of habit, read the LABEL. For the last 6-years I rarely, if ever, eat or drink something, WITHOUT reading the label — IF it has one. I try, real hard, to limit my carbs.

So, I am NO STRANGER to Nutritional Labels and especially the Carbohydrate numbers. Trust me when I tell you that this is the first time I have seen ‘Erythritol’ on a label. I was confounded. I knew it had to be a sugar since it was listed as a carbs. What I didn’t know was how bad it would be for I.

So, I had to check.

To be fair I think the jury is still out. I am NOT going to rush off and start consuming large quantities of Erythritol. It seems too good to be true, and in my dotage I am leery of such products.

I also looked up when they started adding (the likes of) Erythritol to food labels. Appears that the FDA gave this the green light in 2009 — 10-years ago. But, reporting it, as yet, from what I can see, appears to be voluntary! That means all manufacturers do not have to list it — which would explain why I had never seen it before.

Hope this helped.

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2019 Cricket World Cup: Appears South Africa Is Going To Torture Me — Has Amla Become A Liability?

by Anura Guruge

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South Africa got a wicket with the 2nd ball of the game, and then they go onto LOSE by 104-runs. Didn’t even make it to the 40-over mark.

Wasn’t their finest ‘hour’.

I hate to say this, BUT I just don’t get them.

Ngidi & Rabada bowl like GIRLS. They are not good enough to bowl throat balls. They disappointed I.

de Kock was GREAT but got out, as he often does, unnecessarily. Shame. If he hung around they might have had a chance.

DEAR, poor Amla worries me. I THINK THE WORLD OF HIM. But, he is struggling and I hate to see that. I think he has got too old to handle genuine Jofra Archer ilk speed, i.e., 90 mph. I think he is having eyesight issues again. Yes, he did well the warm-up game, but they should DROP HIM.

But, still a long way to go. But, it was NOT a good start.

England was bloody impressive. Clinical.

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by Anura Guruge

Realistic, Fast-Action, Animated Google Doodle For 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Opening — May 30.

by Anura Guruge

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.

Not Shown in the U.S.!

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Very strange and curious coverage.

Shown in Iceland BUT NOT in Sri Lanka or the West Indian countries!

Click ….

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Kim Jong Un EXECUTES Envoy Over Failed Talks With Donald Trump? How Is That Possible?

by Anura Guruge

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This is beyond the bloody pale!

A dictator executing a government official over some failed talks — even if it was with Trump.

There should be International OUTRAGE — led by the U.S. Congress. This shouldn’t be allowed to go unpunished.

I am in shock.

When I saw the headlines I had to read it TWICE to make sure that I had read it correctly.

And this is Trump’s pal? That says something. Says a lot.

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Another Cricket World Cup Is Upon Us: Rejoice, Enjoy, Celebrate — May 30 to July 14, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

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48 Matches, in total, May 30 to July 14 (Final).

Essentially a match day.

GOOD TV (Roku) coverage in the U.S. with Willow TV.

[Do NOT bother with Hotstar unless you are Indian or have a low IQ.]

I plan to watch the highlights of all 48-matches on Willow TV.

I was there at the 1979 & 1983 FINALS at Lord’s.

Watched 2015, 2011 & 2007 on TV.

So let’s get ready.

Today is the DAY.



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by Anura Guruge

Who Is In Charge Of Satellites Being Launched Into Earth Orbit?

by Anura Guruge

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Click to access a pretty informative and easy to follow presentation.

Do YOU know the answer?

There is NO SINGLE International Body, say the IAU, in charge.

In the case of U.S. companies — or foreign companies planning to do business with the U.S. — the F.C.C. grants a license, but it appears that a few companies have skirted this and have had their satellites launched aboard.

What is the big deal?

Well, this 60-satellite SpaceX (Elon Musk) Starlink might look cool for a few days, BUT do you really want it marring your view of SPACE — at the Universe?

And this is only the start.

The entire SpaceX train, for providing global Internet access, will consist of over a 1,000 satellites!

And other companies, including Amazon, plan to join with thousands of their own.

Soon, and I mean in years, we will have THOUSANDS of small satellites in low Earth orbit. It will get in the way of us being able to enjoy the stars.

First we had Indians littering space. Then the Israelis crashed onto the moon. Now this.

This has to be controlled before we MESS UP SPACE.

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I, In My Natural Element ….

by Anura Guruge

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This was at ‘The Flume‘, New Hampshire, on Monday, May 27, 2019. Yes, I am most often seen with a camera in front of my face. In this case, my 1-month old Canon EOS RP with the 24-105mm zoom lens.

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