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

U.S. utility executives hint at new round of coal plant retirements

first_imgU.S. utility executives hint at new round of coal plant retirements FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):U.S. coal producers are already in a tough spot, but the hints power generators dropped on second-quarter earnings calls suggest they may soon be announcing plans to retire even more of the nation’s aging coal fleet.Demand for coal has been decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with production and employment in the sector falling to new lows as the lower demand weighs further on a sector already in secular decline. In recent weeks, multiple power generators made comments about the future of their generation fleets suggesting more coal plant retirements loom on the horizon.“We certainly look at the technology, which is out there, and we’ve certainly seen renewable energy technology and their related costs continue to come down,” Ameren Corp. Chairman, President and CEO Warner Baxter said on an Aug. 7 earnings call, responding to a question about the company’s integrated resource planning activities in Missouri. He added the company would “take a careful look at our coal-fired energy centers and the useful lives of those plants” and “really think about what’s really going to deliver value to our customers in the state of Missouri.” An Ameren spokesperson said the company would share additional details upon filing the integrated resource plan, or IRP, in September.Executives with Wisconsin-headquartered Alliant Energy Corp. said on an Aug.7 earnings call that while they have not announced any early retirements in Iowa, they are evaluating potential coal plant shutdowns as part of the under-development “Clean Energy Blueprint” plan. “We’ll have some more information to share later this year on any potential early retirements for Iowa state,” Alliant Executive Vice President and CFO Robert Durian said on the call. A spokesman for Alliant did not respond to an inquiry about potential coal plant retirements.Ameren and Alliant both operate coal fleets that extensively source coal from the Powder River Basin. That region, which produces a high volume of relatively low energy content coal with few export options, has seen drastically reduced demand in recent years. Both companies’ hints at reassessing their coal fleets fit into a broader theme: when U.S. power producers talk about coal on public calls held for investors, it typically involves plans to transition away from the once-dominant fuel.Power generators continue the steady march of coal plant retirements, even under a friendly presidential administration that campaigned on bringing back jobs in coal. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently completed a coal combustion residuals rule that Vistra Corp. President and CEO Curtis Morgan said would have “far-reaching implications for the power sector.” Morgan noted that the company would provide a formal update on its site-level plans at a virtual investor event in September.Evergy Inc. President and CEO Terry Bassham touted the company’s retirement of more than 2,400 MW of fossil fuel generation since 2005. He noted that the company has added or contracted 4,600 MW of renewables in the meantime. Bassham told analysts and investors that the Missouri utility would continue to “economically retire coal-fired generation” and expand its wind and solar footprint as part of a new five-year strategic plan. “While we’re still targeting 80% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050, compared to 2005 levels, under this plan we have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions as much as 85% by 2030. A material improvement in our CO2 footprint over the next 10 years,” the CEO said.[Darren Sweeney and Taylor Kuykendall]More ($): U.S. utilities, power providers continue plans to accelerate coal retirementslast_img read more

Ian Wright names Bukayo Saka’s best position after Ashley Cole comparison

first_img Sean KearnsSunday 14 Jun 2020 9:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.2kShares Bukayo Saka has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Bukayo Saka’s future will come on the left wing, despite his early promise in a full-back role at the Emirates.The teenager has been one of the few positives of Arsenal’s campaign and he grabbed an opportunity to play at left-back with both hands after injuries to Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac.Saka has spent close to a decade at the club and played on the flank as he came through the academy but he’s provided eight assists and scored four goals from his new-found role in defence.With players like Dani Alves, Marcelo and Trent-Alexander Arnold proving valuable attacking assets in recent years, the full-back role has become one of the most important positions for attacking teams.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisement Ian Wright names Bukayo Saka’s best position after Ashley Cole comparison Comment Ian Wright is desperate for Saka to stay (Picture: DAZN)Ashley Cole came through the Gunners’ academy as a forward player but found a home at left-back when he broke into the first team and the England international was the best in his position for a period of five years between 2005 & 2010.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘For me he’s a better winger,’ Wright told DAZN. ‘It’s just because of his ability and how good he is that he can play that position. Ashley turned out to be one of the best full-backs in the world but this guy is better further forward.’Saka has 12 months to run on his existing deal at the Emirates and the Gunners are yet to make progress in negotiations over a new deal.The teenager’s representatives believe he deserves a deal that better represents his status as a first team player and Wright believes they are taking the right strategy, citing Callum Hudson-Odoi as proof of what can be earned. ‘He’s right him and his representatives to hold out as best they can because he’s the future of the club,’ continued Wright.‘They cannot afford to let a player like this leave, When you look at what Callum Hudson-Odoi has done and he’s a year younger. The contract he signed, Saka’s representatives will be saying: ‘Why should I sign for any less?’ ‘I believe he will sign but I do think him and his reps are doing the right thing by dragging it out to get the best deal they can. Arsenal is the right place for him at the moment.’MORE: Edu explains why Manchester United legend Paul Scholes was the toughest player he ever had to marklast_img read more

Non-violence campaign kicks off

first_imgChildren should be able to grow up and live in a safe environment. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) The safety of women and children is the focus of this year’s 16 Days of Activism campaign, which runs from 25 November until 10 December 2010.The UN-headed drive begins on the International Day of No Violence Against Women and ends on International Human Rights Day.Internationally, the campaign concentrates on crimes committed against women, but in South Africa this has been extended to include children to create awareness of their rights.Origins of the campaignThe 16 Days of Activism campaign originates from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), a women’s human rights group, in 1991. This year is the 20th edition of the campaign.Participants at the institute chose the dates, November 25 and December 10, to symbolically link violence against women and human rights, and to emphasise that such violence is a violation of human rights.Each year the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership develops a theme for the international campaign in consultation with women’s organisations around the world. This year’s theme is Structures of Violence: Defining the Intersections of Militarism and Violence against Women.According to the CWGL: “Militarism is a distinctive way of looking at the world; it influences how we see our neighbours, our families, our public life, and other people in the world. To embrace militarism is to presume that everyone has enemies and that violence is an effective way to solve problems.”The campaign aims to raise awareness around human rights and gender-based violence, strengthen existing structures to work with victims of violence and create safe places for women before violence occurs.Wear a white ribbonThis year marks the 11th anniversary of the campaign in South Africa, with the media launch taking place in Cape Town.It will be led by the Minister of Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana and supported by other ministers, leaders of civil society organisations and additional senior government officials.“We call on faith-based organisations, non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, civil society organisations and other stakeholders to observe and work on programmes aimed at ending violence against women and children,” the Commission for Gender Equality in South Africa said in a press statement.“We also call upon all interested parties to join us in various provincial programmes as we accelerate our efforts to fight all forms of violence against women and children, in an endeavour to create a society free from gender oppression and inequality,” it continued.South Africans are urged to wear a white ribbon for the duration of the campaign as a symbol of peace and promise never to commit or condone violence against women and children.Another way to support the campaign in South Africa is to join the Cyber Dialogues initiative, through which the public can discuss issues relating to the abuse of women and children, share experiences of these violations and come up with solutions.People can also make donations to the Foundation for Human Rights, which distributes money raised during the campaign to various non-governmental organisations.South African’s are also urged to encourage victims to speak out on their abuse to raise further awareness and help the healing process.last_img read more

Startup Alert: Rent Filmmaking Gear with ShareGrid

first_imgShareGrid allows filmmakers to rent out their equipment at discounted rates.If you’ve ever had to rent equipment you know how much of a pain it can be. The traditional camera and gear rental business is localized in big media markets and charge top dollar. On top of that, rental houses are only open during select hours (making it difficult to get your equipment in and out on time).A few good alternatives have popped up online like Lens Rentals and Borrowed Lenses – websites that allow users to receive rental equipment via mail. However, there is still the problem of price. While these websites are usually cheaper than a physical rental house they can still be pricey…especially if you’re renting filmmaking equipment.ShareGrid is a new startup network that’s aiming to facilitate the rental of high quality equipment at affordable prices.ShareGridUsing ShareGrid’s site users can rent equipment from other filmmakers, instead of a company. In the words of ShareGrid it’s “Airbnb for Cameras”.Just like Airbnb, users are rated both as renters and as owners. This helps to make the entire online marketplace more secure and reliable. Public ratings can be seen by anyone in the ShareGrid network and owners have the right to say ‘no’ if they feel uncomfortable about renting their equipment for any reason.Users browse available equipment online in the ShareGrid network. Once you find what you want to rent, you can send the rental request to the owner. Once the owner approves, you will work out a meeting location and hand over the equipment in-person. This allows the owner to teach you how to use the equipment and it also allows the gear owner to meet the renter face-to-face.ShareGrid encourages this face-to-face interaction, but payments are made online.ShareGrid also has a few policies in place to insure that your equipment is safe. Not just anybody can be a ShareGrid member, only those who have been personally vetted by ShareGrid can have access to rent and rent-out equipment. Users are also required to have either insurance or a security deposit for all equipment rented through ShareGrid. This makes it much safer for both owners and renters.How to JoinUnfortunately ShareGrid is only testing their service in Los Angeles at the moment, but as the website states ShareGrid “will be expanding to other cities soon”. In the meantime, if you’re a filmmaker in Los Angeles and want to try out this new service, you can apply online at ShareGrid.com.What do you think of this new service? Does it sound like something you would use?Share in the comments below.Resources:ShareGrid Allows Photographers to Safely Rent Gear To and From One Another – PetaPixelShareGrid Wants to Help You Rent Camera Gear To and From Other Local Pros – Pop PhotoShareGrid offers peer-to-peer gear rental – DP Reviewlast_img read more

Porzingis returns to score 34, Knicks beat Kings

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Harden lifts Rockets in victory over Grizzlies John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Skal Labissiere scored 19 points and Buddy Hield chipped in 17 for the Kings, whose two-game winning streak was snapped.Porzingis missed Wednesday night’s loss at Orlando with ankle and elbow injuries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Kings got within one point on three occasions in the second quarter, the last coming with 6:54 remaining when Hield’s jumper made it 43-42. New York then took off on a 21-7 run, capped by four straight points from Porzingis, and led 64-49 at halftime.The 22-year-old Porzingis, who entered play as the NBA’s second-leading scorer, went 11 of 21 from the field, including 3-for-4 from 3-point range. He strung together six straight points to put the Knicks ahead 74-53 with 8:38 left in the third quarter as fans serenaded him with “MVP” chants. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa He went to the bench for the night with the Knicks leading 88-60 late in the third.New York started out slowly, missing five straight shots and turning the ball over twice as the Kings jumped out to a 10-0 lead.The Knicks closed out the opening period on a 32-13 run, highlighted by 16 points from Porzingis, including a personal 8-0 run.TIP-INSSacramento is 1-6 on the road, its only win coming on Oct. 20 at Dallas.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis, center, celebrates with team mates during the first half of a NBA basketball game against Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden in New York. APNEW YORK — Kristaps Porzingis returned after a one-game absence to score 34 points, Courtney Lee added 20, and the New York Knicks beat the Sacramento Kings 118-91 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Enes Kanter had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks, who have won four straight at Madison Square Garden. New York led by as many as 33 points in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT The Kings have lost three straight to the Knicks. They last beat New York on March 20 of last year. LATEST STORIES Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoDavid Luiz calls for Chelsea focus ahead of ‘big week’

first_imgDavid Luiz calls for Chelsea focus ahead of ‘big week’by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid Luiz says Chelsea must be prepared for a difficult week.The Blues take on Bournemouth in the EFL Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday before travelling to Leicester City on Saturday.”It’s always a big week,” said David Luiz. “We have another competition on Wednesday and then we play Leicester so we have to take it step by step, it’s going to be difficult.”The Bournemouth game is important, it’s another competition and another trophy so we’re going to try to win it.”It’s going to be difficult, we have to understand that because it’s never easy to play in England and play in these competitions so we have to prepare well, rest well and try to win. If we do that then we can enjoy Christmas.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Houston Danced, Blasted Future’s “Commas” In Post-Game Locker Room Celebration After Beating Louisville

first_imgThe Houston Cougars carrying the American flag and UH flag enter the field before playing against the Rice Owls sat TDECU Stadium.HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 16: The Houston Cougars carrying the American flag and UH flag enter the field before playing against the Rice Owls sat TDECU Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)Houston knocked off Louisville on the road today, coming from behind to beat the Cardinals 34-31. Afterwards, the ecstatic Cougars celebrated with a raucous locker room celebration set to rapper Future’s hit song “Commas.”#HTownTakeover pic.twitter.com/WzWi4fhhnP— Adrian Mayes (@aqmayes) September 12, 2015That video is courtesy of Adrian Mayes, Houston’s Director of Recruiting. Notice the Texas state flag making an appearance as well.Huge win for new head coach Tom Herman and his team.last_img read more

In 74 days 1177 cases of missing children registered

first_imgNew Delhi: Children from different parts of the national capital continue to go missing as in just 74 days, around 1,177 cases of missing children registered in the city. However, the law enforcement agency has traced more than 500 kids so far.As per the analysis, in most of the cases, children go missing due to reasons like parents not being at home, academic pressure, losing their way, elopement. Police sources told Millennium Post that up to March 15, as many as 585 kids were traced whereas 592 still missing. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAs many as 1,080 kidnapping cases reported in which 315 were solved and 60 persons involved in the crime arrested. According to Delhi Police, Crime Branch made sustained effort to identify whether organised gangs were behind the kidnapping of children; however, no such gang was found to be active in the city. “Crime Branch has also conducted a survey of children begging at various traffic intersections to find whether they had been forced into begging by some organised gang. However, the survey did not reveal the involvement of any organised gang behind child begging,” claimed Delhi Police annual report of 2018. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsLast year, under the schemes like Operation Smile-II and Operation Muskan-II, police teams visited various shelter homes and spoke with children to find out their residential addresses so that they could be reunited with their families. This resulted in tracing and reuniting a total of 4,636 children. The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has identified 50 areas in the city from where cases of missing children are regularly reported. Samrah Mirza, member of DCPCR told Millennium Post that the reason behind the missing is many which include human trafficking, child labour, illegal adoption. “The human traffickers regularly keeps tab on the children who are economically poor. Once their parents went for their petty jobs like construction labourers, the traffickers flee with the kids,” said DCPCR member. In the year 2017, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has written to State Child Protection Society of Delhi and other states in which they have told them to search the children, who are from different states, living in children home and handover to the concerned state of the minor, so that there can be an effort to reunite them.last_img read more

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