Eat more plants: Veggie dishes for the grill
It’s never a bad time to start eating more plants. And that includes now.Whether you’re nervous about the meat shortage or just want to get back on track after a bout of pandemic-spawned stress eating, fruit and veggies are your friend, always. They’ll give you energy and make you feel better.And they’re perfect for the grill. We’ve got a few plant-based recipes that make it easy to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. They are designed to be entrees rather than side dishes, letting veggies become the star of your next cookout.We chatted with executive chef Andrew Henshaw of Laser Wolf,...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
COVID-19 cases in Ford's Dearborn, Chicago plants cause temporary shutdowns
DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. confirmed Wednesday that it was forced to temporarily shut down production at two of its plants — one in Dearborn and the other in Chicago — because of workers testing positive for COVID-19.The Dearborn Truck Plant, where Ford assembles the F-150 and Raptor pickups, halted production Wednesday after an employee there tested positive for the virus, Kelli Felker, Ford’s global manufacturing and labor communications manager, said in a statement. Production is expected to resume Wednesday night.“When a Dearborn Truck Plant employee who returned to work this week tested pos...
The Detroit News
Plants that turn your garden into a stress busting haven
Have you been fighting a sense of restlessness, anxiety and lack of focus? The answer to your challenges could lie just outside your door. According to a study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology, touching or smelling plants can reduce physiological and psychological stress. Touching their soil also promises to help you keep stress and anxiety at bay.This is because soil contains microbes known as outdoorphins, which work as natural antidepressants by releasing cytokines, which then leads your brain to produce more serotonin. So, just by being around soil, these outdoorphins...
Huge day as Detroit Three restart at least 51 plants shuttered since March by coronavirus
DETROIT — Before sunrise on Monday, tens of thousands of autoworkers headed back to work at factories in Detroit, Chicago, Toledo, Louisville and Kansas City as the Detroit Three started building vehicles again.Shuttered since late March because of the coronavirus, with hourly and salaried workers sheltering at home, cash-starved companies are eager to safely get the lines running. Now the companies are restarting plants throughout North America.“Some people are looking forward to coming back and some people are concerned. It’s a balance between the two,” said Bernie Ricke, president of UAW Lo...
Detroit Free Press
Toyota to apply brakes at Japanese plants for 3rd month
Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday it will temporarily halt all Japanese plants in June, a third month of production cutbacks for the auto giant as the coronavirus pandemic dents global demand.Toyota said it will suspend production at all 15 vehicle plants in Japan on all four Fridays in June. It will also scale back output at some plants on other days by halting production lines or cutting working hours from double shifts to a single shift.The company suspended operations of domestic production lines in April and May, resulting in a total drop of at least 126,000 units. In April 2019, it produced...
Toyota, Honda plants in Indonesia to remain closed till June 1
JAKARTA, NNA – Leading Japanese carmakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. will suspend car production at their factories in Indonesia at least until June 1 amid the spread of the novel coronavirus.PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia, Toyota’s Indonesian unit, again closed its two plants in Sentul, North Jakarta, and Karawang, West Java Province, on Monday, a spokeswoman for Toyota Motor in Tokyo told NNA. Operations will not be resumed at the two plants until June 1.The move follows the suspension of operations at the two factories from April 13 due to large-scale social restriction...
NNA Business News
Toyota Thailand to resume car production at 2 plants
BANGKOK, NNA – Toyota Motor Corp.’s Thai unit will resume car production at two of its three factories Monday after about one-month suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak and adjust production due to shifting consumer demand.Operations will resume at the Toyota Motor Thailand Co. plants in Samrong, part of Samut Prakan province, and Ban Pho in Chachoengsao province, both east of Bangkok.Toyota Motor Thailand, a core subsidiary of the Japanese automobile giant, had announced on April 23 that the two factories would remain closed until Saturday. Suspensions began on April 7.Automobile produc...
NNA Business News
General Motors profits dive, aims to reopen US plants May 18
New York (AFP) - General Motors said Wednesday it aims to reopen most US and Canadian manufacturing operations on May 18 as it reported a steep drop in first-quarter earnings due to the coronavirus.The company plans to ramp its plants back up gradually, implementing hygiene and monitoring practices from GM factories now building ventilators and protective masks to confront the health crisis."We'll start in a very cadenced and thoughtful way of first shift then growing to two or three shifts, depending on the plant and the demand," said Chief Executive Mary Barra.The US auto giant reported that...
Covid-19: UAE nuclear plants safe and secure
Christer Viktorsson, Special to Gulf NewsSince the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in December 2019, and the World Health Organisation declared it as a pandemic in March, it has triggered shock waves across the globe locking down over 190 countries and affecting everyday life. The world is experiencing unprecedented challenges. The pandemic has profoundly disrupted businesses, trade, education, industries, investments and other sectors. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates the world economy loss to be around $9 trillion in 2020-2021. Multilateral cooperation is needed m...
Indian auto parts giant Motherson Sumi Systems operating majority of 152 plants globally amid pandemic
NEW DELHI, NNA – Indian auto parts giant Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. is currently operating the majority of its manufacturing facilities globally amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.The flagship company of Motherson Group and an affiliate of Japan’s Sumitomo Wiring Systems Ltd. said Wednesday more than 80 of the 152 manufacturing facilities across the world are now in operation under the economic storm from the global virus outbreak, it said Wednesday.“While 30 percent of them are now running at more than 80 percent capacities, the rest of them are now running at up to 50 percent capacities an...
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