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Limerick Student takes Bronze at national student chef competition

first_imgEmail Previous articleFood poverty is this Government’s inconvenient truth says Limerick TDNext articleAll-Ireland glory for Limerick Lions U-14 Basketball team Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Institute of Technology president takes up office as Chair of THEA board for 2020 Advertisement Linkedin Limerick Institute of Technology launch new app to facilitate energy renovation upskilling NewsLocal NewsLimerick Student takes Bronze at national student chef competitionBy Staff Reporter – April 19, 2018 3256 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Institute of Technology awarded €750,000 capital grant towards works on its five campuses Picture: Kevin MurphyStephen Deasy, representing Limerick Institute of Technology, has been awarded third place at this year’s KNORR Student Chef of the Year, after an intense two-hour cook-off that took place in Dundalk Institute of Technology.The theme of this year’s competition was a ‘Contemporary Take on Traditional Pub Dishes’ to celebrate Ireland’s first Michelin starred pub, Wild Honey Inn in County Clare.  The students had to prepare, cook and present a vegetarian starter and a main course celebrating sustainable Irish seafood, while against the clock.Stephen impressed the judges with a starter of ‘St Tola Goats Cheese Mousse, Onion and Rhubarb Rhubarb Chutney, Pesto, Brioche Crumb and Pepper Isomalt.’ His main course comprised ‘Man of Aran Chowder, Pan Fried Hake, Chowder Sauce, Crab Croquettes, Smoked Foam and Dill Potato Crisp’Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Stephen’s menu was inspired by his local surroundings and ingredients of his home county. Stephen set out to explore the texture of the St Tola goats cheese, complementing it with opposing flavours. His main incorporated local ingredients and was inspired by his grandfather, one of the first to operate ferries from Dodin to the Aran Islands.Commenting on the experience Stephen said, “It has been great competing in this year’s KNORR Student Chef of the Year Competition. I enjoyed cooking for the judges and receiving their feedback while also seeing how fellow students interpreted the theme and the dishes they served.”Jade Ainscough of Institute of Technology Tallaght took the overall prize while Glenn McCourt of Dundalk Institute of Technology was awarded second place.Jade’s starter featured ‘Millet croquette with broccoli while her main had seabass with a ‘classic’ stew element and white wine jelly’. Jade was inspired to create a menu which mimicked the characteristics of traditional ‘pub grub’ but provided excellent nutritional value.Glenn’s inspiration for his starter came from his determination to create a vegetarian dish full of flavour. His main course was a contemporary take on traditional fish and chips.Speaking about the competition, Unilever Food Solutions Business Development Chef Mark McCarthy said, “The student chefs are coming through college at an interesting time in the hospitality sector and the talent demonstrated in the competition proves our future kitchens are in safe culinary hands.“The entrants year on year are a testament to the Irish food industry and education centres. They are the very reason why KNORR Student Chef of the Year prevails as one of the country’s top culinary competitions.”This year’s competition was judged by a panel comprising Mark McCarthy and special guest judge Aidan McGrath, chef patron of Wild Honey Inn, Ireland’s first Michelin starred pub. Joining the panel also were Corinna Hardgrave, food and wine writer and Michael McNamara, Chef Lecturer, Dundalk Institute of Technology.As well as the KNORR Student Chef of the Year title, the winner has a unique Wild Atlantic Way tour and will dine in Galway’s Michelin starred restaurants, Anair and Loam. The tour concludes in County Clare with a visit to Wild Honey Inn, Ireland’s first Michelin starred pub in the heart of the Burren region, owned and run by prominent chef and competition judge, Aidan McGrath.More local news here.center_img Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Facebook TAGSDundalkKNOOR Student ChefLimerick Institute of TechnologySt. Tola goats cheeseStephen Deasy Twitter Limerick colleges recognised at Irish Games Fleadh 2020 WhatsApp Limerick Institute of Technology researcher calls for ban on cigarette vending machines Printlast_img read more

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Guyana confirmed for South American Juniors

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), Aubrey Hutson, has confirmed that Guyana will be hosting this year’s South American Junior Championships, after the event was pushed back from May and will now be held in early June.Hutson yesterday confirmed that Guyana was successful in the proposal submitted at the South American Athletics Confederation (CONSUDATLE) congress which ended yesterday in Sao Paulo, Brazil.It was earlier this month that Chronicle Sport reported that Guyana was approached to host the event after original host of the event, Bolivia, had pulled out of the hosting due to reasons beyond their control.With the event confirmed the next step is for the AAG to hunt down funding to cover the expected US$58 000 (Approx. G$11,600,000) price tag that the event is expected to carry.Over half of the cost will be covered by the International Association of Athletics Federation, which will be pumping US$30 000 into the event.The AAG has already reached out to the government, through the National Sports Commission, as well as the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA).Following a meeting with NSC earlier this month, Director of Sport Christopher Jones did advise that the Commission would be in a better position to help if the event was pushed back.“Of course the government will have to come on board. We started discussions with them and we did indicate to them that ideally we would appreciate it if we had more time.The time, it’s cutting it very close. If the time is pushed back it will give the AAG time to get corporate Guyana on board, (but) the NSC will lend support in whatever way we can to ensure the successful hosting,” Jones told Chronicle Sport.Jones also hoped that the AAG could perhaps even seek a little more funding from the IAAF given that Guyana has so little time to garner sponsorship for the event.With athletes from over 10 countries expected to take part in the Championships, this will be the first time that an international event of such magnitude would be held in Guyana – something Guyana has been talking about ever since the completion of the National Track and Field Centre, Guyana’s first and only synthetic track facility.The South American Junior Championships is a biennial event at which junior athletes (Under-20) from all across South America participate in athletic events. The last Championships, held in Ecuador involved 245 athletes from 11 nations.last_img read more

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England’s Lauren Taylor to tee off European championship

first_img England’s Lauren Taylor will hit the first shot when the European Ladies’ Team Championship gets underway at Fulford Golf Club, York, tomorrow morning.Lauren (Woburn, image © Leaderboard Photography) will be first on the tee at 7.30am, followed by players from Sweden and Spain, whose teams were winners and runners-up respectively when this event was last held in 2011.She will be followed by Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) at 8am, Bronte Law (Bramhall) at 8.30am, Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) at 11am, Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) at 11.30am and Hayley Davis (Ferndown) at 12 noon.They made their final preparations in today’s second practice round, played before the splendid opening ceremony took place in warm sunshine.Team captain Emma Brown commented: “We are ready to go. We’ve had another good practice when everyone played well, scored well and got very competitive amongst each other! It will be nice to get going tomorrow.”The championship was formally opened when the Yorkshire Volunteer Band led in the 19 competing teams, which each took their place beside their national flag.The players were welcomed by Barbara Saville, the Fulford president; Pam Benka, the England Golf president; Julie Gunnell, the Lord Mayor of York; and Lorna Bennett, the chairman of the championship committee.The championship begins with stroke play qualifying rounds tomorrow and on Wednesday. The best five scores from each team of six will count each day and the results will determine the teams’ places in the matchplay draw. The first eight teams will contest the medals in the championship flight, while the remaining teams play for place in the other two flights.The Russian team had to withdraw from the championship early today after encountering visa difficulties. The 19 teams which will play are:  Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and Wales.Admission is free to the championship and spectators are very welcome. 8 Jul 2013 England’s Lauren Taylor to tee off European championship last_img read more

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Port Director Ed Galligan Appoints Barb Tope Acting Environmental Director

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Port of OlympiaBarb Tope assumed the role of Acting Director of Environmental Programs for Port of Olympia on January 8, according to Ed Galligan, Executive Director. She will serve throughout the recruitment process.Since Tope came to the Port in June 2012, she has managed an extensive variety of environmental cleanups, contracts, projects, programs and budgets. Among the most notable, Tope manages and operates the one-of-a-kind stormwater treatment facility, set up a successful hazardous waste program at Boatworks, and earned her Sustainability Professional Certification. She is currently overseeing the Port’s first Sustainability Audit.Previously, Tope held environmental positions at Washington Dept. of Ecology and Washington Military Dept. She received a BS in Environmental Science from University of Washington in 2004.The recruitment process for the permanent position is underway. The recruitment process for Port of Olympia Environmental Programs Director began January 13 and runs through February 7. The position is posted to NEOGOV and appears on the Port website under “Jobs”.last_img read more

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VIEWPOINT: SUICIDE – TIME TO EDUCATE THE EDUCATORS

first_imgLetterkenny man Seamus McBride has a background in counselling. In this poignant article, he says the only way to stop the cancer of suicide is by addressing it from an early age in the classroom.Seamus McBride says young people now need to be taught about suicide in the classroom.Many of us are familiar with the song: ’Everybody wants to go heaven but nobody wants to die’’. Unfortunately for so many young people in today’s world this could not be further from the truth. When the emotional pain of living becomes so unbearable the stark reality for many of them is that death seems to be the only way out.All too often have so many families have had their lives devastated with the loss of a family member as a result of a road accident. Although they will never forget I suppose through time there is some sense of acceptance on their part that it was an accident. Not taking anything whatsoever away from their pain or loss when it comes to suicide there seems to be no answers and no acceptance. Why did he/she do it, they seemed to be so well, there were no signs whatsoever, they seemed to be doing ok, all too often we have heard these comments from the families who have been left behind. I believe that counselling is something that should be introduced to every schools from a very young age. Our children of today are now computer whiz kids by the time they reach their teenage years. That came about with the introduction of computers to our national schools from a young age. Why then from a young age can children not be taught to talk about their thoughts and feelings. Why can’t there be a ‘’Lets talk about me’’ class .Wouldn’t it be fantastic if our teenagers and young adults could stand up and say without any fear whatsoever that they are feeling down or that they were having suicidal thoughts. How many life’s would have been saved if that had been the norm in our schools and homes.Wouldn’t it be great if they could say without any fear of been judged that they need to talk to someone and just as importantly that they need someone to listen to them. Is that achievable? Of course it is but it has to be something that must become part of everyday language in our schools and indeed our homes. We learn to read, we learn to write, we are taught right from wrong, we learn to spell, we should be taught to talk and tell. Talk and tell someone that we are in a dark place and that we need help and remember there is help out there.However before this change can take place I believe that our educators need to be educated themselves. Let’s not forget that there are many good teachers in our society who have baggage of their own and who have probably never discussed their feeling or issues that are bothering them personally with anyone. For this reason I believe that personal therapy/counselling should be part of their teacher training. Not alone would it help them to deal with issues that may be affecting their own lives but it would also help them detect situations within the classroom that they feel may have to be addressed. Yes, in many cases they are totally ignorant of the tell tale signs through no fault of their own. These tell tale signs may become very significant in later life and early intervention could be the difference between life and death. However we can’t blame the teachers because this is not part of their training but I feel it certainly should be. It’s amazing how we have this perception that teaches are people who are different to everybody else. They teach and look after 20/30 children every day so they must all be ‘’ok’’.Recently I finished reading a book where now mature adults who had lost their mothers at an early age talked about how this had impacted on them growing up. Some of them remarked how the teacher had asked the children to make a ‘Mother’s Day’ card not thinking that some of them had no mother to give it to. A small reminder that yes our teaches do need training.More young men than young women are dying as a result of suicide and we all know why. Girls tend to talk more and discuss problems they might be experiencing. But when it comes to boys and young men we must remember that ‘Big Boys Don’t Cry’. What nonsense, of course they do and what’s more there is no shame in crying. There is no such thing as a hard man, yes there are those who portray their masculinity by coming across as some kind of indestructible human being but none of us are indestructible. Shedding tears or crying as a result of an emotional state is something that is part of our make up so Big Boys Do Cry and it’s perfectly ok to do so.Parents also have a role to play and perhaps they too need some kind of group training that should also be compulsory for them as their children mature and go through their school years. We all want our children educated so why should we should we not have a greater role to play. Group training in listening, talking, and becoming aware of their feelings should be a compulsory for parents during their children’s education.I believe that a combination of counselling in the classroom together with parent training would in the future see a drastic reduction in death by suicide in our country. In today’s ever demanding world parents, teenagers and young adults are experiencing pressure that in many instances becomes unbearable. The truth is that nobody knows what emotional pain is like unless one has personally experienced it.Perhaps it’s the loss of a job, feeling alone, feeling unwanted, feeling that the future is bleak or feeling that there is no one out there who cares. The time for talking is long gone.Photos of pretty faces in First Communion and Confirmation Dresses and suits, Feis Winners, Football Teams, Prom nights, Hen and stag parties are for all too many parents the only photos they will ever have of their beautiful son or daughter who could not cope with this pain.More people die by suicide than die on our roads every year and just look at the amount of money that is spent on tackling this other awful statistic. I am fully convinced that there is not short term answer to the problem because it has to start in the schools and in the homes from a very early age and I challenge anyone to question my theory on this.I ask the question how much longer do we wait, how many more must die, as far as I am concerned the time for talking is over.Yours,Seamus Mc Bride, Drumany, Letterkenny. VIEWPOINT: SUICIDE – TIME TO EDUCATE THE EDUCATORS was last modified: September 6th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalSeamus McBrideSUICIDEviewpointlast_img read more

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Giants’ Cameron Maybin expresses remorse for DUI

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–Giants outfielder Cameron Maybin, who was arrested and charged for driving under the influence early Friday morning, expressed remorse and apologized for the incident Wednesday.Details of Maybin’s DUI were made public Tuesday and Maybin addressed the arrest Wednesday, explaining that he immediately made the Giants aware of his arrest.“The day I got in, as soon as I got in I came to (Bruce Bochy) and let him know what happened,” Maybin said. “I let Farhan (Zaidi) know the …last_img read more

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WADA probes possible flaw in test bottles

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments Jackson lifts Gamboa-St. Clare to 1st win in PBA D-League LATEST STORIES Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia PLAY LIST 02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers FILE – World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Craig Reedie speaks during a press conference after the WADA’s foundation board meeting in Seoul on November 16, 2017. The World Anti-Doping Agency maintained its suspension of Russia on November 16, raising the spectre of a possible ban from February’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-JeThe World Anti-Doping Agency said Sunday it had launched an investigation into a possible glitch in drug-testing kits which could allow sample bottles to be opened manually. WADA said in a statement it had been alerted by an accredited laboratory in Cologne that bottles manufactured by Swiss manufacturer Berlinger could be opened after being frozen. ADVERTISEMENT In the 2014 Sochi Olympics doping scandal detailed in a report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, investigators discovered that Russian staff involved had developed a method being able to open “tamper-proof” sample bottles undetected. MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting The glass containers, known as the BEREG-KIT Geneva, were touted as the next generation of sample bottles after being released last year in the wake of the Russian doping scandal that dogged the 2014 Winter Olympics. It was not clear if the new Berlinger bottles were due to be used at next month’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWADA did not immediately respond to a request for clarification from AFP. In its statement, WADA said it had “initiated an investigation into a potential integrity issue with the new generation BEREG-KIT Geneva security bottles and will recommend appropriate measures, if needed, in order to maintain the integrity of the doping control process.”  Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The agency said it was alerted to the possible flaw by the Cologne laboratory on January 19. The lab had found that the bottle “may potentially be susceptible to manual opening ‘upon freezing’ of a sample.” WADA said it had contacted Berlinger over the issue, and the Swiss company later responded that it had been unable to replicate the flaw found by the German laboratory. “WADA is following up with the Cologne Laboratory and Berlinger to further clarify the testing protocols that have been undertaken to date,” WADA said in a statement.“WADA acknowledges that this situation, if confirmed, will raise concerns and questions. We wish to reassure athletes and other stakeholders that WADA is resolutely committed to following up with Berlinger until the matter is resolved; and that, we will keep stakeholders apprised as the situation evolves,” WADA added.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Nextlast_img read more

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Jordan Sterns, Ashton Lampkin React Following Loss to Central Michigan

first_imgTwo of the veteran leaders of the defense, Jordan Sterns and Ashton Lampkin, have been through a lot during their time at Oklahoma State. But probably none quite as insane as Saturday’s hail mary touchdown that downed the Cowboys at home.Fortunately for both, they had a good perspective on the game and let everyone know their thoughts on their twitter pages: God thank you for opportunity to play this game I love so much. Win or lose its a blessing to be able to walk out on that field! #ForGlory— Jordan Sterns (@31rzns) September 10, 2016 Ima still ride wit who I came with #SavgeSzn ???— Ashton Lampkin (@OSU_DB6) September 11, 2016Good to see some of the players are keeping their head on their shoulders. As freshman kicker Max Allan noted on twitter, tomorrow’s a new day. And Oklahoma State has their entire season ahead of them despite a gut-wrenching loss against Central Michigan.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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