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How Hawaii Became the North Pole of Cacao

Thinking of Hawaii, it’s not likely that the word “cold” comes to mind. But in the chocolate industry, the state is considered the North Pole of Cacao—it’s the coldest place in the world where cacao can be grown. It’s also the only state in the U.S. that can support commercial cacao production. Cacao, which is native to South America, typically grows in humid tropical climates, within a band that stretches 10 degrees on either side of the equator, where temperatures range from 65 to 90 Fahrenheit. Hawaii, though, sits about 20 degrees north of the equator, right at…

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Arsenal ‘could not afford’ to lose north London derby against Tottenham, admits Arsene Wenger

Arsenal are facing a battle to finish in the top four after losing to Tottenham at Wembley Saturday, February 10, 2018 Arsene Wenger admitted his side could not afford to lose the north London derby after Harry Kane’s winner for Tottenham left Arsenal clinging onto their top-four ambitions. Spurs got the better of their neighbours as Kane headed home after half-time to secure a 1-0 Wembley victory which moved the hosts seven points clear of the Gunners in the Premier League table. PLAYER RATINGS: Wenger’s flops rated and slated in north…

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Arsenal FC news: Tottenham physicality likely to give them the edge in north London derby

Tottenham have shown they can dominate opponents physically Saturday, February 10, 2018 Tottenham v Arsenal is live on talkSPORT at 12:30pm. Tottenham’s physicality may give them the edge when they host the Gunners in the north London derby, according to battle-hardened former Man United defender Rio Ferdinand. Ferdinand played in an era when you’d be nursing serious war wounds after an encounter against Arsenal, but he feels that is not the case anymore.  “When I played against Arsenal back in the day, they had a big strong presence in [Patrick] Vieira, [Martin]…

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North London derby: What has changed since Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-0 in November?

Tottenham v Arsenal is live on talkSPORT at 12:30pm (GMT) on Saturday 10 February. Spurs welcome Arsenal to Wembley on Saturday afternoon looking to exact revenge on their north London rivals. The Gunners triumphed 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium in November 2017 to quash premature talk of a power shift in the capital. But what has changed since that day in the red side of north London? talkSPORT traces the development of each side’s season over the last north London derby. League position Tottenham headed to the Emirates Stadium with…

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On the Runway: The North Korean Cheer Squad Is Playing a Different Olympic Game

Advertisement Winter Olympics fashion has, largely, been a tale of two events: the opening and closing ceremonies, where national costume comes out to play; and figure skating, where the aesthetic swings and swoops from Vegas-on-ice to Vera Wang, with a touch of Broadway and Diaghilev thrown in. As of this week, however, a new factor was added to the mix: the North Korean cheerleading squad. Approximately 230 young women strong, the squad arrived for the Pyeongchang Games in matching red wool coats, buttoned at the waist, with black fur trim…

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Tottenham v Arsenal teams: Ray Parlour picks combined line-up for north London derby

Kane is ahead of Aubameyang in these combined teams Thursday, February 8, 2018 Tottenham v Arsenal is live on talkSPORT at 12:30 (GMT) on Saturday 10 February Who would make a combined XI using the rivals’ current players? Well, thankfully Ray Parlour gave two potential line-ups. Asked to pick a team with four at the back, Ray opted for Kieran Trippier, Laurent Koscielny, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. This is because he feels they are better defensively, but it means Eric Dier would need to partner Jack Wilshere in…

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