Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Taka Update march 28, 2012

Taka Update March 28, 2012

 Fish delivery and more

We get good tuna today. This is big eye tuna. 1/ 4 size almost 40lbs means full size of tuna is around 200lbs with head.

Our supplier say good toro is in it. You have to see it and eat it. I will post pictures later when I get it.

Uni? It is available so far but not sure for weekend.

Season is changing for fish industry. Ainame (Fat Greenling), Mana Gatsuo (Butter fish) and Tachi Uo (Belt fish) are good to eat right now.

We have to eat seasons. If you eat tuna, salmon, Hamachi or unagi things, this is the great chance to change your habit. Each fish taste is different.

Thank you for supporting out business. March is almost ending. Our business is almost 20% higher than last year. Patio is open for dining and less pollen make me happy.

 Weight Control and Golf

Don’t worry about me! I shot 44-39-83 last Sunday. Arnold Schwarzenegger said “I will beck.” on the movie. And I could say that.

I will go back to the course on Sunday again.

I am not working on Monday, April 2nd. I go to Augusta all day to see some players. Sorry for this convenience but I have to go. Masters is once a year. And I will go back there on Sunday.

Weight control? I am lazy right now. It is around 167 lbs. I know I need to lose 7 lbs.

One day and some day, I will do that.

 WMO annual statement confirms 2011 as 11th warmest on record

The World Meteorological Organization’s Annual Statement on the Status of the Global Climate said that 2011 was the 11th warmest since records began in 1850. It confirmed preliminary findings that 2011 was the warmest year on record with a La Niña, which has a cooling influence. Globally-averaged temperatures in 2011 were estimated to be 0.40°C above the 1961-1990 annual average of 14°C.

Precipitation extremes, many of them associated with one of the strongest La Niña events of the last 60 years, had major impacts on the world. Significant flooding occurred on all continents, whilst major droughts affected parts of east Africa and North America. Arctic sea ice extent fell to near record-low levels. Global tropical cyclone activity was below average, but the United States had one of its most destructive tornado seasons on record.

The annual statement for 2011 was released for World Meteorological Day 23 March. In addition, WMO also announced preliminary findings of the soon to be released Decadal Global Climate Summary, showing that climate change accelerated in 2001-2010, which was the warmest decade ever recorded in all continents of the globe.

Global water conflict risks mounting

Fresh water supplies are unlikely to keep up with global demand by 2040, increasing political instability, hobbling economic growth and endangering world food markets, according to a US intelligence assessment released on Thursday, reports Reuters.
The report by the office of the Director of National Intelligence said that areas including South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa will face major challenges in coping with water problems that could hinder the ability to produce food and generate energy.
The report said that a "water war" was unlikely in the next 10 years, but that the risk of conflict would grow with global water demand likely to outstrip current sustainable supplies by 40 percent by 2030.
"Beyond 10 years we did see the risk increasing," a senior US intelligence official told reporters. "It depends upon what individual states do and what actions are taken right now to work water management issues between states." The official declined to discuss the risks for specific countries, but in the past water disputes have contributed to tensions between rivals including nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, Israel and the Palestinians, and Syria and Iraq.
The report, drafted principally by the Defense Intelligence Agency and based on a classified national intelligence estimate, said that water in shared basins would increasingly be used by states to pressure their neighbours.
"The use of water as a weapon or to further terrorist objectives also will become more likely," it said, noting that vulnerable water infrastructure was a tempting target. The US State Department requested the report, which is part of an effort by the Obama administration to assess how long-term issues such as climate change may affect US national security.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to hold an event on Thursday to announce a new public-private initiative to grapple with water issues.
The report said that during the next 10 years, the over-pumping of ground water supplies in some agricultural areas will pose a risk to food markets and cause social disruption if mitigating steps such as drip irrigation and improved agricultural technology are not implemented.
It also said that through 2040 water shortages and pollution would likely harm the economic performance of important US trading partners by limiting the use and development of hydro power, an important source of electricity for developing countries.
The report rated the management of several key water basins, and said the risks were greatest for the Brahmaputra which flows through India and Bangladesh and the Amu Darya in central Asia.
It said the chief drivers of increased water demand over the next 10 years would be population growth and economic development, although the impacts of climate change will play a growing role, particularly after 2040.
While the intelligence community believes there is no technological "silver bullet" on the horizon to improve water management, the report said the most important step to address the problem would be more efficient use for agriculture, which accounts for 70 percent of global fresh water use.
It also said the United States, which has expertise in water management in both the public and private sectors, could help lead in developing policies for improved global water use and international cooperation.

"The United States has opportunities for leadership, but we also saw it being a risk that if the United States wasn't engaged in exercising that leadership, other states would step up to do that," the intelligence official said.

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