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Children Within The Kitchen

Although the CDC recommends limiting your salt consumption, extra sodium is often an issue in prepared and processed foods, not the foods you cook yourself. Adding a sprinkle of salt to the foods you cook in your kitchen helps flavors pop. When cooking in a microwave oven, cowl food, stir, and rotate for even cooking. If there isn’t any turntable, rotate the dish by hand once or twice throughout cooking. Always permit standing time, which completes the cooking, earlier than checking the interior temperature with a food thermometer.

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Auto industry braces for worsening chip shortfall

SHANGHAI – When the tight supply of semiconductors started to dent auto production in China late last year, it was generally seen as a temporary problem. 

Now nearly six months into 2021, the threat posed by chronic chip shortages to the Chinese auto industry looms large. 

In December, Volkswagen Group became the first automaker to acknowledge the impact of the chip shortage on output in China. 

Three other automakers have sounded similar alarms.

Volvo Car Corp. in March said it would temporarily suspend or adjust production in China as well as in the U.S. due to insufficient supplies. 

The same

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Entertainment & Arts

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Strawberry Pickles is dedicated to the Portland art scene, promoting her home to save lots of the eccentric community a part of the city she fell in love with. Meanwhile, works from NIAD artists Esmeralda Silva, Deatra Colbert, Eddie Braught and Mireya Betances may be seen at RMSI’s places of work at 1600 … read more

Ford open to speeding up EV shift in Europe

Ford could make the move to all-electric for its passenger vehicles in Europe sooner than 2030.

“It’s quite possible that we move faster,” Ford of Europe CEO Stuart Rowley said.

The U.S. automaker said in February it would drop cars and SUVs with gasoline and diesel engines from its lineup in Europe by 2030, but demand for EVs across Europe has been stronger than expected, Rowley told the online Financial Times conference on Thursday.

“Every time we look at the data we accelerate our projection,” he said.

Electric cars accounted for 6.6 percent of overall first-quarter sales in the Europe,

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Renault considers reviving EV battery swapping

Renault is considering re-introducing battery swapping for electric cars, CEO Luca de Meo said.

Renault pioneered battery swapping with Israeli company Better Place in 2008 and sold the electric Fluence sedan with removable batteries.

However, the automaker pulled out after Better Place filed for bankruptcy in 2013.

“There is a potential upside by trying to find a safe reliable solution [to battery swapping],” De Meo told viewers of the Financial Times Future of the Car conference this week.

“It’s not decided but I see it as an interesting opportunity.”

De Meo said, however, that Renault is not investigating battery

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Volkswagen wants to make an autonomous microbus ready for roads in 2025

Volkswagen Group plans to offer a highly automated version of the hippie-era microbus it’s reviving as an electric van as the carmaker commercializes self-driving technology along with startup Argo AI.

VW is preparing an ID.Buzz with Level 4 autonomy — meaning the vehicle can drive itself under certain conditions — to be ready for commercial transport of people and goods for 2025. It’s testing Argo AI’s technology at six U.S. locations and will expand to a site in Munich this year to further refine the system.

The ultimate development focus will be on densely populated urban areas that pose “high

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