Cranberry and Red Onion Toasts with Goats Cheese and Parma Ham

first_imgRustled up in minutes, these posh little snacks or starters never fail to impress. Simply top mini toasts with a warm mixture of caramelised red onions flavoured with balsamic vinegar and cranberry sauce, add a slice of goats cheese and finish with paper thin folds of Parma Ham.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Delicious Parma Ham is a completely natural food with nothing added except salt. Making a Parma Ham is a long and painstaking process. The curing is controlled carefully so that the ham absorbs only enough salt to preserve it to retain its distinctive sweet flavour. Prosciutto di Parma, is produced in the hills surrounding the Italian town of Parma. The air in the Parmesan hills is unique, dry and sweet-smelling with breezes from the Apennine mountains, creating perfect environmental conditions for a natural “drying” of the hams.The unique taste of Parma Ham is dependent on the traditional production process passed down from Roman times, carefully controlled by the Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma. Only hams that have passed stringent curing regulations approved by the EU can be awarded the stamp of the Ducal crown – a five pointed coronet logo with PARMA in the centre which is branded onto the ham’s skin. The Ducal Crown is now a certification trademark.WHAT YOU NEED25g butter1 tablespoon olive oil3 red onions, sliced1 teaspoon sugar2 tablespoons cranberry saucedash of balsamic vinegarsalt and freshly ground black pepper8 slices of ciabatta bread200g goats cheese, sliced into 88 slices Parma Hama few thyme leaves, to garnishWHAT TO DOHeat the butter and olive oil in a frying pan. Add the onions and cook over a medium-high heat for a few minutes, stirring often. Add the sugar and cook for a few more minutes, until they begin to caramelise. Remove from the heat and add the cranberry sauce and a dash of balsamic vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepperToast slices of ciabatta and arrange two pieces onto each of the 4 serving plates. Top with an equal amount of red onions, then place a slice of goats cheese on top of each one Top each piece of ciabatta with a slice of Parma Ham. Sprinkle with a few thyme leaves, season with a little more black pepper, then serve at onceIf you prefer, grill the goats cheese until golden and bubbling. You can also make tiny versions to serve as canapés for a special buffet lunch or supper. Print Advertisement Linkedin NewsCranberry and Red Onion Toasts with Goats Cheese and Parma HamBy admin – October 30, 2009 766 Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Previous articleNews from the world of wineNext articleGeorgian Quarter Christmas Market adminlast_img read more

Robert Conley Named As Weber State Football Assistant Coach

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Weber State football head coach Jay Hill announced the hiring of Robert Conley as a new assistant coach with the Wildcats Wednesday.Conley, a former University of Utah guard (2005-2008), comes to the Weber State program with 10 years of coaching experience. Conley started 42 consecutive games for the Utes and played in 50 of 51 career games overall. Conley’s durability helped him earn all-Mountain West Conference honors three times, including first-team honors during his senior season in 2008.During his senior campaign, Conley served as a team co-captain, helping to lead the Utes to an undefeated campaign and a victory over Alabama in the 2009 Sugar Bowl.Conley spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Port Arthur Memorial High School (Texas). In addition to his time spent with the Titans, Conley has also has several years of coaching experience in college football.He commenced his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Midwestern State University and later served as a graduate assistant at Utah State in 2011.He later spent three seasons at Utah as a graduate assistant coach. During this time, he coached on the offensive side of the ball for two seasons and spent the 2014 season as a linebackers coach under defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake.He also spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Texas-Permian Basin (offensive line coach/recruiting coordinator) and was the offensive analyst for the 2017 season at the University of Houston.Conley graduated from Utah with a degree in Economics in 2008 and a master’s degree in sports management in 2014. Brad James January 13, 2021 /Sports News – Local Robert Conley Named As Weber State Football Assistant Coach Written by Tags: Weber State Footballlast_img read more

WORLD CUP: Morocco back after 2 decades with eye on 2 events

first_imgIn this photo taken on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from top left, Morocco soccer players Elkaabi Ayoub, Elhajam Oualid, Bammou Yacine, Saiss Ghanem, Munir Elkajoui, Dacosta Merouane, from bottom left, Labyed Zakaria, Amrabat Soufyan, Fajr Faycal, Hakimi Achraf, Harit Amine pose prior to a friendly soccer match between Morocco and Uzbekistan in Casablanca, Morocco. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)Morocco’s first World Cup victory in Russia could come off the field.On the eve of the tournament, Morocco is hoping to beat a North American bid for the right to stage the 2026 World Cup. Then it’s the duty of the players to perform in Group B in the country’s first trip to the World Cup in two decades.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Born in the Netherlands, Boussoufa has spent more than a decade in the team and has experience of conditions in Russia. He spent five years with Anzhi Makhachkala and Lokomotiv Moscow.Also expect Younes Belhanda to play a key role, with the pacey Amrabat, if he plays in midfield, and Hakim Ziyech of Ajax operating as wingers.FORWARDSWith five in midfield, Khalid Boutaib might be the lone striker on the team sheet, although that didn’t bother him in the decisive round of qualifying with four goals in six games.Renard could be tempted, however, to play two up front and give the 24-year-old forward Ayoub El Kaabi a chance at the highest level after he scored an eye-opening nine goals in six games in his first international tournament, albeit the lower-level African Nations Championship in January and February. He’s kept up his goal-scoring form in Morocco’s pre-World Cup warmups.GROUP GAMESAfter opening on June 15 against Iran, Morocco will take on its closest northerly neighbors, Portugal, on June 20. The team will then face Spain on June 25.FULL SQUADGoalkeepers: Munir Mohamedi (Numancia), Yassine Bounou (Girona), Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti (Ittihad Tanger)Defenders: Mehdi Benatia (Juventus), Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton), Manuel Da Costa (Basaksehir), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce), Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid), Hamza Mendyl (Lille) China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Midfielders: Mbark Boussoufa (Al Jazira), Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord), Youssef Ait Bennasser (Caen), Sofyan Amrabat (Feyenoord), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray), Faycal Fajr (Getafe), Amine Harit (Schalke)Forwards: Khalid Boutaib (Malatyaspor), Aziz Bouhaddouz (St. Pauli), Ayoub El Kaabi (Renaissance Berkane), Nordin Amrabat (Leganes), Mehdi Carcela (Standard Liege), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax), Youssef En Nesyri (Malaga)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced GOALKEEPERSSpanish-born Munir Mohamedi is likely to remain the No. 1 choice for the World Cup. That’s the logical decision after he didn’t concede a goal in six games in the final round of qualifying.Mohamedi plays in the Spanish second division for Numancia, while understudy Yassine Bounou plays in the top league with Girona. Bounou could have represented Canada after being born in Montreal.DEFENDERSThe entire team seems built around captain Mehdi Benatia, the Juventus center back who was born in France but with Moroccan heritage.Benatia has also played for Roma and Bayern Munich and brings experience of top-level European club football to the team.Romain Saiss, who has just led Wolverhampton Wanderers into the Premier League, partnered Benatia successfully during World Cup qualifying. Renard has also tried out playing three central defenders, bringing in Manuel Da Costa to join Benatia and Saiss.The most likely wing backs are 19-year-old Achraf Hakimi of Real Madrid and 20-year-old Hamza Mendyl of Lille, although midfielder Nordin Amrabat has also been used in that role.MIDFIELDERSMbark Boussoufa is the heartbeat of the midfield and has a claim alongside Benatia to be the team’s most important player. Qualification was secured by beating Ivory Coast in a winner-take-all encounter. Intriguingly, only one of the 11 players who started in Ivory Coast was born in Morocco. Lacking a superstar, Morocco often finds its best players in France, the Netherlands and Spain, where their parents emigrated to.Most of the squad wasn’t born when Morocco became the first African team to win a group at the World Cup, finishing ahead of England, Poland and Portugal in 1986.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPortugal, the reigning European champion, awaits Morocco again this time in Group B, in between games against Iran and 2010 World Cup winner Spain.Here’s a closer look at the Morocco team: Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Warriors GM will give Durant new deal he wants LATEST STORIES COACHHerve Renard is capable of pulling a team lacking out-and-out stars together to form a formidable unit.The 49-year-old Frenchman has had success with far more underrated squads than Morocco’s, leading unheralded Zambia to the African title in 2012. He also took Ivory Coast to victory in the same tournament three years later.While there’s no doubt Renard is a good tactician, he’s better known for his passion and flamboyant antics on the sidelines. Watch out for a possible revival of one of his superstitions for major tournaments: the lucky shirt.At the African Cup of Nations six years ago with Zambia, Renard embraced a white shirt that he said gave his team luck and he wore it for every game the Zambians played on the way to the title.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

Are you ready for cleaner petrol?

first_img8 December 2005From the beginning of 2006, all leaded petrol will be phased out in South Africa and new octane grades introduced.Unleaded petrol has been available to South African motorists since 1996. The use of unleaded has gradually increased to comprise about 40% of total petrol sales.Lead was first introduced into petrols in the 1920s, but in recent years there has been a move away from leaded petrol. Lead in petrol contributes to urban pollution and is a health risk, particularly for young children.Lead replacementMotorists will still have the choice of two grades of petrol, although the octane grades will differ between the coast and high-altitude inland stations.Premium, or super, will be replaced with the new Lead Replacement Petrol (LRP), with an octane grade of 95 at the coast and 93 inland.Unleaded petrol will be available in 91, 93, 95 octane grades. Petrol stations are likely to sell only one grade of unleaded, with the higher octanes being used in coastal areas.Vehicle databaseAlthough most modern cars already use unleaded petrol, drivers of pre-1996 cars should check whether their cars will run on the new fuels.The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Naamsa) has prepared a database where motorists can quickly look up their vehicle’s make and model to determine which fuel will be suitable. Naamsa database Most older cars should have no problem running on LRP. Cars built more than 20 years ago may need to use an additional bottled additive which will protect their engines.Pre-1996 cars in the coastal region may need to have their timing adjusted in order to run efficiently on LRP. Motorists can check whether their vehicle is affected by consulting the Naamsa database. The timing adjustment can be done at many service stations in the coastal region, and will be a free service.Petrol priceIn the inland area, where the 95 octane unleaded grade will become available for the first time, a special “demand management levy” will be introduced. Initially this grade will priced about 10c per litre higher than the 93 octane.The price for all other grades will be determined using the same method as previously.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Whistler Film Festival Announces Talent for Upcoming Praxis Screenwriters Lab and Feature

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Whistler, B.C. (May 31, 2017) – The Whistler Film Festival (WFF) has selected 12 Canadians creators, including six screenwriters and six producers, to participate in two of its six-month, multi-phased talent programs, the Praxis Screenwriters Lab and Feature Project Lab for producers, both of which will run congruently in Whistler this year. Phase I takes place from June 4th to June 9th, followed by four months of feedback and project development with advisors, while Phase II takes place from November 28th to December 2nd during the Whistler Film Festival + Summit, one of Canada’s leading film festivals and industry gatherings.Produced in association with the Vancouver-based Praxis Centre for Screenwriters, the WFF Praxis Screenwriters Lab is a feature script development program that brings together independent screenwriters from across the country to work intensively with key film industry personnel in private, group and market-oriented sessions to develop both creative skills and business opportunities for their projects. Designed to analyze the writer’s intentions, this lab challenges participants to rethink script-to-screen strategies and chart a course for eventual production. 55 scripts were received and six were selected for the program.The six screenwriters and projects selected for the 2017 WFF Praxis Screenwriters Lab include:Andeep Singh (BC) with drama Goodnight Mr GEmily Bridger (NFL) with dramedy Little OrphansHenry Sarwer-Foner (ON) with Sci-Fi story ShadowboxKate Bond (BC) with drama TraplineSimone Stock (ON) with Sci-Fi drama PolarisTravis McDonald (BC) with dramedy Unplanned Facebook “It is such a pleasure to witness the growth that happens in the WFF Praxis Screenwriters Lab environment, where writers, mentors and industry experts gather to help nurture and advance these projects,” said Angie Nolan, WFF’s Director of Industry Programming. “Year after year, we see wonderful stories come to life through this program. We congratulate this year’s six highly talented writers, and look forward to watching them and their projects flourish after their time with us here in Whistler.”“We’re hugely impressed with the range of projects and writers this year,” says Praxis Director and SFU Film Professor Patricia Gruben. “At one end of the spectrum we have Kate Bond, an emerging writer who’s just won the $25,000 Daryl Duke Screenwriting Prize with her script about a young girl running a trapline in Northern Alberta.  At the other end is Henry Sarwar-Foner, an accomplished television director with a thriller about a brother caught up in his sister’s world of cyber-espionage. The writers and their scripts span the continent, from New York and St. John’s to Vancouver and set a very high standard for the program.”WFF Praxis Screenwriters Lab faculty includes highly accomplished producers and other industry executives with extensive market knowledge including Script Consultant and Story Editor Ruth Atkinson (LA), Canadian Screenwriter, Producer and Novelist Dennis Foon (BC), and award-winning international filmmaker Jason Bourque (BC). Industry advisors include Kathleen Meek (ON), the Production Executive of Drama and Feature Film for Bell Media’s Independent Production team, Peter Wetherell (LA), President, Magus Entertainment and Tom Rowe (BC), Partner/Producer, Reunion Pictures. WFF Praxis Screenwriters Lab facilitators include Angie Nolan, WFF’s Director of Industry Programming, and Patricia Gruben, Director of the Praxis Centre for Screenwriters.After 28 years as an exclusive program of the School of Contemporary Arts at SFU, the Praxis Centre for Screenwriters moved into an expanded partnership with the Whistler Film Festival in 2015. Praxis founder and long-time Director, SFU Professor Patricia Gruben continued as the Facilitator of the WFF Praxis Screenwriters Lab, and management of the program moved to Whistler.Focused on strengthening dramatic feature projects from script to screen, WFF’s Feature Project Lab is intended to advance a producer’s dramatic feature project and facilitate relationships and investment in film projects that have US and international appeal. It’s all about getting content made!The six producers and projects selected for the 2017 WFF Feature Project Lab include:Lettie Costea of JOReel Productions (BC), with sci-fi feature ALONE, written by Richard RussellPaul Lenart of Storyteller Pictures (ON) & Tricia Lee, A Film Monkey Production(ON) with disturbing mystery thriller PENUMBRA, written by Aboriginal,l Quebec-based screenwriter Peter Scott VicaireAmanda Verhagen of Verhagen Entertainment (BC) with a throwback to the 90’s comedy PARTY FAVOUR, written by Megan RussellMatt Code of Wildling Pictures (ON) with modern thriller BE MY EYES, written by Adam YorkeDamon Lebrun of Ashen Films (AB) with action drama, A REDHEAD NAMES RASALA, also written by Damon LebrunCarmen Forsberg of Silverlight Entertainment Inc. (BC) with dramatic feature, BOUNDARY COUNTRY, written by Adam Mars“The success of the Feature Project Producer Lab is elevated each year due to the calibre of talent that is rapidly growing in the landscape of Canadian independent filmmaking,” said Angie Nolan, WFF’s Director of Industry Programming. “Being able to facilitate connections for these producers with industry experts for invaluable feedback in an intimate and inspiring setting is vital to their success. Producers leave with the tools and relationships to further develop and get their films made.”Industry experts participating in Phase I of WFF’s Feature Project Lab include Producer, Director and Writer Gil Adler of Gil Adler Productions (LA/BC), Ian Goggins, Senior Vice President, Content, eOne (ON), Nicholas Tabarrok, President/Producer, Darius Films (LA), Kathleen Meek (ON), the Production Executive of Drama and Feature Film for Bell Media’s Independent Production team, Michael Dougherty, Acquisitions and Distribution Executive, Radiant Films International (LA), Nolan Pielak SVP, International Sales & Co-Production at Electric Entertainment – ‎Electric Entertainment (BC/LA) and Steve Bates, Investment Analyst, Business Affairs, Telefilm Canada (BC). Feature Project Lab Marketplace Analysts and Facilitators include Tim Brown, President, Joker Films (BC), and Peter Wetherell, President, Magus Entertainment (LA).The Whistler Film Festival began offering talent development programs in 2007 and to date, has successfully delivered 44 programs that have supported 244 Canadian artists including directors, producers, screenwriters, actors and musicians. As a result, over 32 projects (13 features and 19 shorts) have been developed, 10 are currently in production, 32 are in development, and 33 films have premiered at the Whistler Film Festival, and valuable connections have been made.The Whistler Film Festival gratefully acknowledges the generous support and commitment to the Praxis Screenwriters Lab, presented in association with Telefilm Canada and sponsored by The Harold Greenberg Fund and Creative BC. The Whistler Film Festival also gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Feature Project Lab, presented in association with Telefilm Canada and sponsored by The Harold Greenberg Fund, Creative BC, the Canadian Media Production Association and the Canadian Media Production Association – BC Producers Branch.From November 29th to December 3rd, 2017, the Whistler Film Festival will celebrate its 17th edition with fresh films, special guests, unique industry initiatives, epic events, and time to play in North America’s premier mountain resort destination..The Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS) is a cultural charitable organization dedicated to furthering the art of film by providing programs that focus on the discovery, development and promotion of talent culminating with a must attend festival for artists, the industry and audiences in Whistler. Find out more at whistlerfilmfestival.com. Twitterlast_img read more

Kobe Bryant Recovering Hopes to Open Lakers Season Healthy

Kobe Bryant had the stitches removed, is out of the cast and faces nearly six weeks of rehabilitation since completing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg. After all that, Bryant is still hoping for a return by the Los Angeles Lakers’  2013-14 season opener.“I hope so,” Bryant said in a sit-down interview with ESPNLosAngeles.com on Monday. “That’s the challenge. With the tendon, there’s really only but so much you can do. There’s a certain amount of time that they deem necessary for the tendon to heal where you don’t overstretch it and now you never get that spring back.“So, you just have to be patient, let the tendon heal, and then when that moment comes when they say, ‘OK, we can take off the regulator so to speak and now it’s on you to train as hard as you can to get back to where you want to be,’ that’s going to be a good day.”Before that day is likely to occur, there will be another date on the calendar that holds particular significance for how Bryant’s Lakers will look next season: July 1, the day Dwight Howard can begin to hear competing offers as a free agent.While Howard reportedly has strong interest in the Houston Rockets and could be courted by Dallas, Atlanta, Golden State and Cleveland, Bryant is in no rush to be the first to pitch the All-Star center to come back to L.A.“For me, you kind of let him do his due diligence and then move in and talk to him and figure out if this is a place he wants to be,” Bryant said. “We all want him here. But then that’s when the selling begins [after Howard is courted by other teams]. You don’t start the selling process right before he goes and does all this stuff. You want to get the last word. You want to have the final word and the closing argument.“I’ll give him a little opening statement, but then I have to make sure I have the final word.”If Howard ends up being a one-year rental rather than the face of the franchise moving forward, Bryant is confident the Lakers, with 16 championships to their credit, will still find a way to thrive.“This franchise is a franchise that you really don’t have to worry about too much, because no matter what happens, whether it’s a year from now, two years from now, whatever the case may be, they’re always going to find a way to have an impact on this league,” Bryant said.Should the Lakers resort to a Plan B if Howard walks, Bryant said he will make his voice part of the process.“It’s gotten to a point at this stage in my career where those lines of communication are more open and we talk more frequently both with [general manager] Mitch [Kupchak] and [vice president of player personnel] Jimmy [Buss] and [vice president of business operations] Jeanie [Buss] to a certain extent,” Bryant said. “Those lines of communication are open.”Bryant has already communicated with Jeanie Buss’ fiance and his former coach, Phil Jackson, over what Jackson wrote about Bryant in his recent book, “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success.”  In the book Jackson gave the nod to Michael Jordan when comparing the two shooting guards.“I talked to Phil about it,” said Bryant, who added that he has not read the book. “I said, ‘You know, you can’t compare me at [age] 21-22-23 to Michael at 28-29-30. That’s not a fair comparison.’ But, you know, I’m comfortable at resting on my five [championships] and what I had to do for this team to be successful.“We both had different roles, and [Jordan] had his level of frustration coming up as a young player and challenges that he had to deal with, and I had mine in playing a different role to what I thought naturally I could do. We had different career paths, man, so it’s kind of tough to [compare]. At least for me it is, anyway.”While Jordan holds the edge in championships (six to Bryant’s five) and career points (32,292 for third all time to Bryant’s 31,617 for fourth all time), Bryant said he has already accomplished what he set out to achieve when he was drafted into the NBA as a 17-year-old out of high school in 1996.“When I came into the league, I wanted to win multiple championships,” Bryant said, appearing in good spirits and clean shaven after growing a beard for nearly a month following his Achilles surgery. “As a young kid, it was like, well, this is what you’re supposed to do. You’re supposed to win five, six, seven championships, because that’s what Magic [Johnson] did. That’s what [Bill] Russell did. That’s what Jordan did. I feel very comfortable with my career and what I’ve been able to accomplish in that regard.”Read more: ESPN. read more