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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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Trending: Financial well-being in the workplace

first_imgUndue stress has a negative effect on health and a net-negative effect on the workplace. Certified Employee Benefits Specialist Stephen Miller cited a number of studies around the effects of financial stress on the workplace in his 2016 SHRM report “Employees’ Financial Issues Affect Their Job Performance.” When employees are stressed, they are more likely to suffer fatigue and other ailments, resulting in sick days and decreased output. Research from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) found these five areas topped employees’ concerns: debt, retirement, children’s education expenses, basic living expenses, and medical costs.According to the National Financial Educators Council, the average U.S. citizen lacks basic financial knowledge required to make qualified financial decisions. The predicament has not gone unnoticed by employers who monitor closely the ebb and flow of production, especially the direct correlation between health and productivity.To offset the ill effects of financial stress on workers and productivity, the workplace trend has an increasing number of large- and mid-sized companies including financial education as part of their wellness benefits offerings. Carla Dearing, CEO of SUM180, labeled 2017 the year of financial wellness. Her sentiment is affirmed by many surveys, including one by the National Business Group on Health and Fidelity Investments reported in Forbes, which found employer-sponsored financial wellness programs up eight percent between 2016 and 2017.By all indications, the trend will continue to grow and evolve. As companies introduce financial wellness to employees, they will want to partner with credible providers that have proven track records without increasing their benefits costs. Unlike insurance and medical programs, there are a bevy of financial wellness programs available at no cost to the employer, most of which are offered by financial institutions that have a staff of subject-matter experts.Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) is one such organization. Long before promoting financial literacy became a core credit union mission under the Federal Credit Union Act, FMFCU lived the credit union philosophy and had as its mantra “leading with education.” Chief Strategy Officer Drew Stanley describes FMFCU’s mission as a win-win for the credit union, its members, and the community at large. “The more financially literate our members are, the better off we are as an institution,” he said. “So, we strive to do our part within the community we serve.”Drexel University in Philadelphia employs about 5,000 people with a diverse demographic background. Wellness Administrator Monica Fauble said Drexel’s wellness program focuses on physical, financial, and emotional well-being. “We want to offer an integrated experience of health and well-being at work,” she said. Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union responded to Drexel’s desire to partner with a financial institution that could tailor education to employees’ needs. “Drexel chose to partner with FMFCU because we already had a turnkey suite of educational courses aimed at a variety of income levels and easily customizable,” Stanley said.Choosing the right program begins with accumulating feedback from employees. Get started by conversing with or surveying employees, and research similar organizations to learn what has worked best for them. Most employers find their employees will attend a class or workshop if they find the topic relevant. Convenience also affects attendance. Although Fauble prefers employees take a break from their workstations, Drexel offers programs in a live setting, often incorporating lunch, and also through livestreams and video archives. Fauble works with FMFCU’s Community Education Division to identify topics that appeal most to employees. She and Beth Manley, FMFCU Adult Education Manager, said the most popular topics are Budgeting, Credit, Social Security, and Fraud Prevention.Social Security is a hot topic for organizations with an aging workforce, but given recent data breaches like the one Equifax experienced, Identity Theft is always popular. “Partner groups like Longwood Gardens, Kennett Country Club, EDiS Construction Company, and West End Neighborhood House appreciate the presentations our fraud experts deliver,” Manley said. “Our partners rely on us to help them bring peace of mind to their employees.”Even though Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union offers financial education at no cost, employers want to measure the return on the investment of time made by all involved. “The fact that we get requests to return and repeat lessons and offer follow up programs speaks volumes,” Manley said.While a small percentage of organizations incentivize employees to attend workshops, most find that employees crave financial education. Fauble finds that Drexel employees not only appreciate it, but they also talk it up to coworkers, resulting in increased attendance and requests for additional workshops. “I see the visible impact, and employees self-report that they are able to apply the knowledge they receive in these workshops. This helps employees lower their overall stress, perform better at work, and feel cared for by their employer,” she said. Happy to share the strides they make, employees tell Fauble about their financial achievements. Fauble also distributes surveys to analyze the workshops, gauge success, and steer future offerings.Fauble finds it helpful that FMFCU has a branch on the Drexel campus because it gives employees direct access to the financial institution they’ve come to trust. “The relationship we created with Drexel enabled us to allow staff to conduct financial transactions on their terms,” Stanley said. “We sealed our educational commitment with a financial commitment by opening a branch on Drexel’s campus in order to meet the needs of employees and the broader University City community. We also provide digital solutions with online and mobile banking.”As benefits enrollment time approaches and employers continue to take a holistic approach to well-being, it is clear financial fitness is more than a trend. 129SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lorraine Ranalli Lorraine Ranalli is Chief Storyteller & Communications Director, as well as published author. Her most recent work, Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations, is a pocket book of public … Web: LorraineRanalli.com Detailslast_img read more

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Rajon Rondo, Brandon Ingram and Chris Paul ejected after brawl during Lakers-Rockets game

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The game was delayed as the Rockets lead the Lakers 109-108 with 4:13 in the fourth quarter.After the official talked the situation over, Brandon Ingram would be ejected and taken back into the locker room for his involvement in the situation. Lakers & Rockets throwing blows 👀— Wills (@champagnedub) October 21, 2018center_img PreviousLeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles listens tot he National Anthem before the start of the Lakers’ home opener against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 20, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Rockets’ Chris Paul, second from left, is held back by the Lakers’ LeBron James, left, as Paul fights with the Lakers’ Rajon Rondo, center obscured, during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game at Staples Center. The Rockets won 124-115 after Rondo, Paul and the Lakers’ Brandon Ingram were all ejected. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) shoots next to Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers’ Rajon Rondo (9) defends on Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) drives to the basket as Houston Rockets’ Eric Gordon (10) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul (3) shoots as Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram (14) shoots over Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) defends on Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) dunks past Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela (15) and James Harden (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul (3) dribbles around a screen set by teammate Clint Capela on Los Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee pleas with the referee after getting called for foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) raises his arms after a fouled is called against the Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) defends on Houston Rockets’ Eric Gordon (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) blocks a shot by Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles listens tot he National Anthem before the start of the Lakers’ home opener against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 20, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Rockets’ Chris Paul, second from left, is held back by the Lakers’ LeBron James, left, as Paul fights with the Lakers’ Rajon Rondo, center obscured, during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game at Staples Center. The Rockets won 124-115 after Rondo, Paul and the Lakers’ Brandon Ingram were all ejected. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NextShow Caption1 of 14The Rockets’ Chris Paul, second from left, is held back by the Lakers’ LeBron James, left, as Paul fights with the Lakers’ Rajon Rondo, center obscured, during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game at Staples Center. The Rockets won 124-115 after Rondo, Paul and the Lakers’ Brandon Ingram were all ejected. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ExpandPlayers started to getting physical and a fight broke out between members of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets during in the final minutes of the 4th quarter.Both Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul were escorted back to the locker room after the guards took swings at one another.last_img read more

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Imogene Dykeman, 82, Wellington: March 15, 1933 – August 12, 2015

first_imgImogene DykemanImogene Dykeman, age 82, formerly of Wellington, died Wednesday morning, August 12, 2015, at her home at Grand Lake, Okla. She was the owner of Dykeman’s Printing in Wellington for 27 years starting in 1971.Imogene (McKenzie) Dykeman was born on March 15, 1933 in Gravette, Ark. to Leonard Chester McKenzie and Georgia (Griffin) McKenzie.She married Arlyss K. Dykeman on August 13, 1958 in Wichita.Before retirement, Imogene was an active volunteer for the American Diabetes Association. She enjoyed bowling with the Ladies Bowling League at Meadow Lanes for a number of years participating in state and national bowling tournaments.After retirement, Imogene and Arlyss moved in 1999 to Grand Lake, OK. Imogene loved spending time fishing for crappie with her friends at the Red Arrow Marina.Imogene also enjoyed gathering information about her family history going back generations for both the McKenzie and Dykeman sides of her family.She was preceded in death by her parents.Survivors include her husband, Arlyss Dykeman of Grand Lake, OK; two children, Daryl Dykeman and his wife Anne of Tampa, FL and Carla Berkich of Corpus Christi, TX; two grandchildren, Jack and Emily Dykeman of Tampa, FL; brother, Don McKenzie and his wife Wanda of Wichita; and sisters, Kathy Young of West Plains, MO, Irene Young and her husband Leon of Wichita, KS, and Susie Burd and her husband Rudy of West Plains, MO.Graveside Services will be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. Mr. Michael Nelson will officiate.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from 2 to 8 p.m. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association in lieu of flowers. Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

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