Smoked Salmon, raddish, cheese and cucumber salad

first_imgNewsSmoked Salmon, raddish, cheese and cucumber saladBy admin – August 5, 2010 584 Previous articleFirst all-Ireland digital address code systemNext articleArts news in brief August 7 admin Print Linkedin Twitter Advertisementcenter_img FFT recently carried a recipe on the ultimate steak sandwich that incorporated some blue cheese as a suitable accompaniment. Well, this week, Blue Stilton makes a welcome return in a somewhat different guise that may surprise the majority of you. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Blue Stilton, traditionally associated with Christmas, is fast becoming a popular summertime selection, too. The addition of a full flavoured Blue Stilton to salads, dips, barbecues and, of course, the traditional Ploughman’s Lunch, takes summer dining to another level. Here is a lovely summer salad recipe using the full bodied cheese.This is one of those dishes that you can bring to the table and everyone just grabs a fork, a hunk of bread and tucks in. It’s so social and opulent. The smokiness in the salmon is a match made in heaven when paired with cucumber and creamy the Blue Stilton. WHAT YOU NEEDFor the dressing100g Blue Stilton The zest and juice of 1 lemon200ml-soured cream2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oilSea salt and freshly ground black pepper300g smoked salmon1 cucumber, stripped into ribbons with a potato peeler10 radishes, trimmed and finely sliced3 spring onions, finely sliced1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil1 tbsp poppy seed, lightly toastedWHAT TO DOPlace the Stilton, lemon juice, soured cream, olive oil with some black pepper and a pinch of salt into a blender and blitz for 15 seconds until smooth. Spread the salmon in neat waves over a large plate or platter. Put the cucumber ribbons, radishes and spring onions into a mixing bowl and dress with lemon juice, olive oil and some seasoning.Drizzle the dressing over the salmon, then top with the salad before adding a final drizzle and some crumbled Blue Stilton, bring to the table and let everyone help themselves. Facebook Email WhatsApplast_img read more

When the bullying becomes too much to take

first_imgHelp is on handLast year, the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) had 11,000 children contact them through their technical services. Spokesperson, Margie Roe tells the Limerick Post that nearly all of those would be related to bullying, cyber or otherwise.“I would try to encourage young people not to respond to a bully and save the evidence”.According to Inspire Insight Ireland,  three out of four of young people surveyed have experienced moderate or severe psychological distress.The ISPCC has a unit in Limerick and its volunteers are trained to deal with cyber-bullying separately to all other forms of bullying as cyber-bullying is coming to the fore.The ISPCC is also working with the Safer Internet Ireland project,which works to combat the misuse of the internet for illegal or predatory purposes.ISPCC volunteers will try to remind young people of their rights and may tell them to try blocking the bully or reporting them to the service provider.Young people may see going to an adult about their problems as “snitching” but the ISPCC   says to “always tell”.Contact detailsThe National Parents Helpline has a bullying line that can help answer questions parents may have. Contact them @ 1-855-427-2736If a young person feels like they need someone to speak with that isn’t a parent, teacher or relative,  free-phone Childline @ 1800 666 666  is a 24 hour service that is free and anonymous. They may also speak with someone live online with their “one-to-one” service on or through text on 50 101. Print NewsLocal NewsWhen the bullying becomes too much to takeBy admin – November 1, 2012 799 Facebook Email Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleWidow warm again thanks to Post readersNext articleLimerick’s Weekend Sporting Fixtures admin Twitter As another young girl takes her life because of alleged cyber-bullying, Transition Year student Alana Brennan, examines some of the issues surrounding this worrying trend.AS a15-year-old girl attending school in Limerick, I fully understand the horror, hurt, panic and, ultimately, the loneliness that victims of bullying endure.I was bullied during my first year in secondary school. I was just 12 years of age.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The outcome to this horrendous experience was  that I was forced to move to another school. At a human level, I can empathise with what  Donegal schoolgirl Erin Gallagher had been suffering in the run up to her suicide.Home has now become less of a ‘safe haven’ for the victims of bullying. With the use of technology ,the terror of bullying is no longer confined to the playground-It has become a 24 hour insidious issue that even penetrates the victim’s home through mobile phones and social networking sites.Cyber-bullying is more harmful than traditional bullying as it is making bullies more cold-hearted. When a bully posts a hurtful message on the internet, they can’t see the consequences of their action, as they cannot witness the hurt they caused that person they targeted. Cyber-bullying makes the young victim more isolated and vulnerable.From my own experience of being a student of two local schools, I am aware that there is a difference in how they deal with the issue of bullying.  One school was more aware of the need for a strict anti-bullying policy and as result had a lot less instances of the practice. The other school had a more lax approach to bullying, with cases much more prevalent.In the light of what has happened to Erin Gallagher, I feel fortunate to have the had the strong support and understanding of my family and friends. Unfortunately, some young people don’t feel as if they have that kind of support and don’t have the same communication I had with my family.Reading of the tragic events in relation to Erin and the other tragic cases of Amanda Todd, Ciara Pugsley and Phoebe Prince, it seems that they were unable to ignore the cruel and destructive comments targeted at them on a daily basis.Even now, three years later, when I hear these girls’ stories I can still recall the emotional duress and fear that had become part of my daily life. Thankfully, I came through the experience stronger and with more understanding of what exactly is involved in the revolting practice of bullying. I’m proud that the experience of being bullied did not fundamentally change me as a person. I have my family and friends to thank for that.Parents may also find it difficult to find the balance between making sure their child is safe and letting them have their right to privacy.I would encourage anyone being targeted to call on people they can trust like parents,siblings and best friends. There are also a lot of very good services with people who understand and who are willing to listen to you and help.The key is making someone aware to what’s going on and remembering that someone does care.last_img read more

Living Colour Tributes Chris Cornell In Australia [Video]

first_imgLiving Colour is currently on tour in Australia, last night stopping in Perth to perform at the Astor Theatre. The band’s music bends back and forth between heavy metal, funk, jazz, hip-hop, country, and alternative rock, inviting a variety of fans out to their shows since 1984. Friday night’s setlist included covers of Robert Johnson, The Notorious B.I.G., James Brown, and The Clash, amongst their own hits “Cult of Personality,” “Love Rears Its Ugly Head,” “Who Shot Ya,” and more.Fans in Perth were also treated to a special cover of “Blow Up The Outside World” by Soundgarden, in memory of Chris Cornell. Corey Glover led Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish, and Will Calhoun through an emotional cover of the 1996 Down On The Upside number, welcoming fans to join in during the song’s chorus. Glover gets visibly emotional toward the end, as were the rest of the people in the room. The song was only performed by Living Colour once before, on New Year’s Eve at The Roxy in 2001.Watch the beautiful rock tribute below, thanks to Daniel R:Setlist: Living Colour | Astor Theatre | Perth, Australia | 5/19/17Preachin’ Blues (Robert Johnson cover), Wall, Middle Man, Desperate People, Blow Up The Outside World (Soundgarden cover), Mind Your Own Business, Ignorance Is Bliss, Who Shot Ya? (The Notorious B.I.G. cover), Who’s That, Nothingness, Love Rears Its Ugly Head, Bass Solo, This is the Life, Elvis Is Dead / Hound Dog, Type, Drum Solo, Cult of PersonalityE: Time’s Up / Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine, Should I Stay Or Should I Go (The Clash cover)last_img read more

The economy, compliance, bank attacks & more

first_img2020 has arrived and with it, fittingly, plenty of predictions and forecasts for “seeing” what’s has assembled abridged versions of previous reporting on what might be expected across the full spectrum of CU operations, from the economy to bank acquisitions by CUs to new compliance rules to cyberthreats and more.Here is a look at some of the forecasts:The Economic Forecast 1.0: It’s All About Housing ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img

The Olympia and Olympia Sky complexes are opening their doors

first_imgAs we know, the Government of the Republic of Croatia has made a decision that in the third phase of easing the measures (May 11), the operation of catering facilities in accommodation facilities will be allowed, but only for accommodation users. Formally, hotels have not been banned so far, but of course in a situation where tourism has stopped and everyone is in self-isolation, it is logical that hotels are closed because they have no one to be open to. One part of the hotel is being prepared and plans to reopen. Although it is not yet known when the borders will open, the hotels will be ready. And so is the Olympia and Olympia Sky hotel complex, which opens its doors on May 11, 2020, with the implementation of all recommended measures. “As soon as the Government gives the green light to open, we are ready! Since the beginning of the pandemic, our entire team is in operation and we are preparing for the opening. We have established a crisis team that monitors decisions and special measures, so we are adapting to that. Our guests will feel safe! ” says the hotel manager Darko Bastić and adds that even in these new times that no one hoped for, the hotel’s mission is to provide every guest with the best possible service and an unforgettable vacation.  “Due to the crisis, we have provided our guests with flexible booking cancellation conditions, we have created a new website, we are in constant contact with our guests. We regularly receive messages about holiday memories from our hotel and inquiries about our plans. When we posted the notice of the reopening of the hotel, messages were just arriving! It was very important for us to keep in touch with our guests, and I think we succeeded in that, because in June, despite everything, we have booked 6.000 overnight stays ”Concludes Bastić. Although the decisions and recommendations of the General Staff for the tourism sector are still pending, regarding the functioning of catering facilities and accommodation facilities (they will know everything exactly next week), everyone hopes that they will not be too complicated and that the facilities will be able to adapt quickly.center_img It is unusual to walk through the empty corridor of the hotel, but we try and get the best out of everything, Bastić points out and emphasizes that their primary goal was to protect as many jobs as possible, and to be ready to return to normal. “In recent months, we have refreshed the hotel, worked on a large scale, prepared and tried new gastronomic delights. We are known to have placed an important emphasis on domestic products from the very beginning of our business, which in this crisis has additionally proved to be a smart decision. Borders can be closed, but it will always be possible to find quality food with us because we procure everything from our local producers and fishermen who just give a point on every dish.” When asked about the interest from foreign markets, Bastić points out that they were in constant contact with all partners, and when they were informed about the opening of the hotel, that the reactions were more than positive. And this is proved by the fact that they have a confirmation of over 6.000 overnight stays for June. No one wants to go on vacation and feel like they have wandered into a hospital or pharmacy, so accordingly the hotel complex Olympia and Olympia Sky will work with 50% of the accommodation capacity to be able to provide each guest with maximum comfort with the prescribed measures. last_img read more

Bayroc Community Centre ground chosen for 400m synthetic track

first_imgWORD reaching Chronicle Sport last evening was that the Bayroc Community Centre ground has been chosen as the venue to house the 400m synthetic track. Government has allotted some $210M to a number of regions including Linden, Region Ten.Last night Member of Parliament for Region 10 (Upper Demerara) Jermaine Figueira said that following a second consultation done in a meet-the-people setting it was observed that some 95 percent were in favour of that venue as opposed to the other – the Mackenzie Sports Club.Figueira further said during the recent Linden Mashramani activities more views were sought and they were overwhelmingly in favour of the Bayroc site.The MP said another independent survey by residents was done and there again the majority of persons interviewed on the National Communications Network (NCN), Linden, gave the nod to the Bayroc Community Centre. With this Figueira said the decision is that the synthetic track will be given to that venue on the west bank of Linden. (Joe Chapman).last_img read more

Syracuse’s 5-game winning streak ends with 72-70 loss to Notre Dame

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 23, 2020 at 2:46 pm Contact David: [email protected] Down two with the shot clock off, Kiara Lewis caught the inbound pass and dribbled around the top of the key. Syracuse had clawed back from down 18 and had the chance to win or send the game to overtime with the last shot of the game. A loss would be detrimental to its NCAA tournament hopes.With five seconds left, Lewis launched a contested 3 from the top of the arc that fell short but into the hands of Gabrielle Cooper. Cooper’s momentum carried her under the basket, where she flipped the ball up and off the backboard. What looked like a routine reverse layup bounced off the right side of the rim and outside the cylinder, crushing SU’s quest for a season-saving comeback win.Syracuse (15-12, 9-7 Atlantic Coast) may have solidified its postseason fate in its 72-70 loss to Notre Dame (11-17, 6-10) on Sunday afternoon at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Indiana. ESPN’s Charlie Creme said prior to the contest that the Orange needed to win all three of their remaining regular-season games to receive an at-large bid, then tweeted about SU’s now-slim chances after the loss.“These are tough because we know how critical these games are down the stretch,” head coach Quentin Hillsman told Brian Higgins after the game. “We needed this one, we didn’t really get it done.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRoshan Fernandez | Asst. Digital EditorIf there was one contributing factor to Syracuse’s downfall on Sunday, it was its first-quarter performance. Syracuse’s first seven shots of Sunday’s game came from behind the arc, with just one falling. The Orange didn’t attempt a two-point shot until the 4:52 mark of the first quarter. By then, the deficit was already 13. Notre Dame turned six SU turnovers into nine points in what ended as the Orange’s worst first quarter of the season — 3-for-17 shooting and a 16-point deficit.Many of the Fighting Irish’s first-quarter points came from lapses in SU’s full- and half-court defense. Sam Brunelle found pockets of space in and around the 2-3 zone and sunk two 3s. Point guard Destinee Walker made all four of her shots, two of which were open layups. Notre Dame regularly beat Syracuse down the floor for easy buckets in transition and shot 59% (10-for-17) in the opening quarter.The Orange depended on the deep shot just as much in the second quarter. SU shot another 12 3s in the period, including five each from Digna Strautmane and Cooper. Strautmane was the focal point of the visitors’ offense, at one point attempting SU’s only shot on four-straight possessions. But two Syracuse buckets in the final minute — including a fast-break layup from Emily Engstler at the halftime buzzer — cut the deficit to 11.“It’s not like we got down and never got back into the game,” Hillsman said.A combined 15 points from Lewis and Cooper in the third quarter inched the Orange even closer to completing the comeback, but a failure to capitalize on Notre Dame’s mistakes was the preventing factor. The Fighting Irish didn’t score for nearly the first four minutes of the final period, a stretch in which SU scored just four points. SU turned four ND turnovers in the quarter into two points.Lewis and Cooper again spearheaded Syracuse’s offense, recording four of SU’s five made field goals in the fourth. But Notre Dame’s Mikayla Vaughn’s two free throws with 1:02 remaining were enough to fend off the Orange, even if it was by a margin of just inches on the last shot.Syracuse will next face No. 10 North Carolina State next Thursday night at 8 p.m. Commentslast_img read more

Freedom Park for free on 27 April

first_img25 April 2013As part of the country’s Freedom Day celebrations, South Africans, including tourists, will be offered free entrance to the newly completed //hapo museum at Freedom Park outside Pretoria.The museum, officially unveiled by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe earlier this week, tells the story of the southern African region dating back 3.6- billion years in an interactive manner.“//hapo is more than a traditional museum. //hapo is a living interpretive centre – one with which each and every South African will identify personally,” said Freedom Park chief executive Fana Jiyane.“As we celebrate our peace, unity, freedom and human dignity, we invite all South Africans to visit a place where they will reach a new understanding of a complex past, and explore the diversity that is South Africa’s greatest wealth, and so create shared dreams of the future.”Freedom Park will be open to the general public for free until 1 May for guided and self-guided tours of //hapo and other elements of the park.The country’s national Freedom Day commemorations will take place at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 27 April.Jiyane said Saturday’s celebrations will start with prayers by different faith-based organisations at the Freedom Park in the morning, before proceeding in a cultural parade to the Union Buildings.He said the park is also hosting educational tours to celebrate Freedom Day with learners from five different schools in Gauteng on 25 and 27 April, in partnership with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).Source: read more

Strong Interest from Diaspora in Upcoming Conference

first_imgState Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, says that there is significant interest from overseas Jamaicans in the upcoming Diaspora conference and the opportunities to invest in the country.He said that coming out of recent promotion activities overseas “the response to the conference has been tremendous.”The State Minister, who was addressing a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on Wednesday, May 1, said there have been endorsements for the event from several Jamaican investors living abroad. “There is significant interest among Jamaicans in the Diaspora about the opportunities to invest in Jamaica and we are seeking to encourage that investment,” he stated.[RELATED: Business Leaders On-Board for Diaspora Conference]The 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, which has been re-branded to focus on trade and investment, will be held from June 16 to 19 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James, under the theme: ‘Nation on a Mission: Jamaica – Diaspora Partnership for Development’.Mr. Brown said the event, is going to serve to “galvanize and send a serious signal to the members of the Diaspora that the Jamaican Government and the people of Jamaica are welcoming of investment of Jamaicans in the country.”The State Minister, who has portfolio responsibility for Diaspora Affairs, stated that the event will also provide the platform to strengthen the homeland-Diaspora partnership as part of the country’s growth strategy.“The conference, we hope, will be a turning point in terms of the homeland (Diaspora) partnership and to make it more structured and institutional and to take it to the level where we can leverage the benefits of economic growth and development,” he stated.He said that after examining several successful partnerships in other countries such as Israel, India, Ireland, China and Mexico, the intention is to pull elements from those models that can be replicated in Jamaica.“These countries have been very successful in leveraging their homeland-Diaspora partnership in terms of bringing about economic growth, economic development in their country and we believe that Jamaica is in a position to do the same,” he stated.By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporterlast_img read more