Shocked by James Bond’s action

first_imgDear Editor,I read with great shock, in sections of the media that James Bond, a lawyer, has offered money to the parents of the two boys who were struck down on the Annandale Public Road by some Chinese, who cannot yet be located.One of the young men died and the other is in a critical condition in the hospital. Based upon what I read in the newspapers, Mr Bond, on behalf of the Chinese Association, offered $1.9 million to the parents to settle the matter. The parents said that Mr Bond was in the company of a Chinese woman, who obviously knows the whereabouts of the driver.I do not know what quality of lawyer Mr Bond is, but what I do know, is that his conduct is highly reprehensible and also illegal. As a lawyer, one would expect that Mr Bond is familiar with criminal offences, such as perverting the course of justice. Mr Bond has a duty as a citizen to assist the police in their investigations to locate the driver. He should be taking the Chinese woman to the police station to provide the police with information regarding the whereabouts of the driver.Instead, he chose to take the woman to the home of the parents of the victims with a view of paying them off in order to compromise the criminal justice system from taking its lawful course. This is one of the most serious criminal offences. It is akin to bribing a witness not to give evidence in a case. Only recently, a lawyer was charged for doing so in Berbice.The police and the DPP must take actions against Mr Bond to send a clear message that serious criminal offences cannot be settled in this manner. If not, the entire criminal justice system will break down and the rich will commit crimes with impunity because they can afford to pay off the poor victims.Regards,Jairam Seetaramlast_img read more

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Retired pilot hospitalised after Mandela Ave collision

first_imgA retired pilot was injured following an accident involving a motorcycle and a car at the junction of Princess Street and Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, on Sunday afternoon.According to eyewitnesses, the motorcyclist David Cameron, was heading southInjured motorcyclist David Cameronon Mandela Avenue on motorcycle, CF 4831, when a speeding car turning out of Princess Street collided with him. Upon impact, Cameron was thrown off the motorcycle and onto the road. The motorcycle was severely damaged and broken in two.The driver of the car was allegedly drunk and had been removed from the scene by the time reporters of this newspaper had arrived.Cameron was treated for a broken leg and fractured neck. An unidentified passenger of the speeding car sustained injuries to his head and was awaiting medical attention.David Cameron is a retired pilot formerly attached to The Correia Group of Companies.Police were on the scene has launched an investigation into the accident.last_img read more

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Ronaldo ‘furious’ at losing to Modric for UEFA player of year

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo ‘furious’ at losing UEFA player of year award to Luka Modric. © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Aug 31 – Cristiano Ronaldo was hopping mad at losing out to Croatia star Luka Modric for the UEFA Player of the Year, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri revealed on Friday.Real Madrid and Croatia midfield star Modric beat his former teammate Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the prize which was awarded on Thursday in Monaco. “Yesterday he (Ronaldo) was very angry, and it’s only normal,” said Allegri.“He scored 15 goals in the Champions League and won the trophy with his teammates.“The attitude of Ronaldo shows how much he continues to strive and work to be still the best. This is an advantage for us.”Allegri added that the choice of Modric was “a personal choice” of those who voted “and, as such, must be respected.”Ronaldo, 33, had the consolation of being awarded the prize for best striker chosen by journalists and Champions League and Europa League coaches from last season.Modric’s success, after he was named the best player at the World Cup, means that the 32-year-old should be among the favourites to win the Ballon d’Or, a prize dominated by Ronaldo and Lionel Messi over the last decade.Ronaldo, a five-time winner of the world player of the year award, signed for Italian champions Juventus this summer from Real Madrid for 100 million euros ($116.5 million).The Portuguese superstar’s agent Jorge Mendes slammed the decision as “simply ridiculous”.“He scored 15 goals, carrying Real Madrid to the Champions League win once again,” Mendes told Portuguese daily Record.“This is not the winner, he’s (Modric) the best player in the world in his position,” said Mendes.Ronaldo had won the UEFA award three times in the previous four years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgPortsalon Golf Club.Sean Mc Gettigan Club Classic. It was billed as one of the biggest golfing classics in the North West and it certainly lived up to its billing as there was a record entry for the Sean Mc Gettigan golf classic at Portsalon Golf Club on Saturday last. Despite the changing weather conditions the team turned out in great numbers. The overall winners of the Sean mc Gettigan classic was the classic kings Sara, Noel, Stuart Nicholl and Davy Mc Laughlin to win on the break of tie with a magnificent 93 point, runners up Eamon Mc Conigley, Mark Duffy, Pat Bonner, S Doherty 93 points. Third Paddy Mc Groarty, Dana Clinton, Betty Boal, Maureen Shannaghan 87 points, fourth John Shields, Enda Mc Elhinney, Patrick Crerand, Donal Callaghan Jnr 87 points, fifth Eoin O’Neill, Kieran O’Neill Aedeen Conway Denver Kirk 86 points. The gents longest drive went to Rory Kenny and the ladies was Phil Brown. Neaest the pin was Sydney Anderson. In addition to playing on the golden ‘’Banks’’ of Ballymastocker Bay the golfers were treated to an excellent mealBarton CupOne of the oldest golfing events in the history of Portsalon Golf Club will be held on Monday 6th August. The event is the Barton Cup which was first staged in 1899. This is an open match play event played over nine holes with the semi finals and final played over 18 holes. All who are going to participate must have their names entered by Saturday 4 th August and the draw will take place at 6 p. m.. The first tee is reserved for this prestigious event and the competition gets underway at 7.30 a.m. In order to have the matches played all players are asked to be on time. For those defeated in first round of the Barton Cup they will be entered into the Mc Menamin Plate. Captains DayPreparations are well underway at Portsalon Golf Club for D P Logue’s Captains Day which will be played on Saturday 18th August . A time sheet is in operation for this major golfing event. Contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com for your tee time.Team NewsThe Portsalon Junior League team travelled to Dungannon on Sunday for the quarter final match in this season competition. Playing a very experience Donaghadee team. Having wining the first two matches the Portsalon team were narrowly beaten by three matches to two. The Captain D P Logue would like to thank all the players who represented Portsalon and achieved the remarkable achievement of reaching the Ulster quarter final.EventsOn Saturday 4th August there is a ladies and gents open stableford competition. On Sunday 5th a ladies and gents open competition, On Wednesday there is an open competition.Results. The winner of the Sunday competition was Fergus Callaghan (16) 69 nett, runner up Martin Sutherland (4) 69 nett gross Eamon Mc Dermott (3) 75 Nnett. The CSS was 73Membership by InstalmentsAll members who are paying by instalments are reminded that the final payment is now due.Dates to remember The following is just some of the events which will be staged at Portsalon Golf Club over the next few weeks. On Wednesday 8th a gents open competition, Saturday 11th a ladies and gents open competition, Wednesday 15th gents open competition, Saturday 14th August D P Logue’s Captains Day . Saturday 25th August Gents Open (sponsored by Diarmuid Coll ) Saturday 1st September Wm Mc Cleary’s Presidents Day.Members NoteMembers should note that all away scores should be recorded in the away scores book in the clubhouseOn Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenanceGOLF NEWS: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 3rd, 2012 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:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more

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NEIGHBOURS TRIED DESPERATELY TO SAVE TRAGIC PENSIONER IN HOUSEFIRE

first_imgThe burned cottage at Derryconnor near Gortahork, Co Donegal where pensioner Jimmy Mc Cafferty, 87, died on Sunday morning.Neighbours tried desperately to save the life of a man who perished in a housefire in West Donegal yesterday morning.Passers-by noticed smoke from the home of Jimmy ‘Tom’ McCafferty from Derryconnor, Gortahork at 7am.A number of people tried to gain entrance to the house but failed. The emergency services eventually got in and rushed the pensioner to Letterkenny General Hospital but it is believed he died en route.One theory is that the fire started from an open fire being used by the late Mr McCafferty.The roadside cottage suffered extensive damage in the fire include structural damage to the roof.Sources say the dead man suffered entensive burns to his body. The dead man lived alone but he had a number of relatives living locally including a sister living in Falcarragh.An investigation has been launched into how the fire started.The man’s remains are at Letterkenny General Hospital where a post mortem is due to take place today.   NEIGHBOURS TRIED DESPERATELY TO SAVE TRAGIC PENSIONER IN HOUSEFIRE was last modified: May 26th, 2013 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:deadfiregortahorkJimmy McCaffertylast_img read more

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ELECTION 2014: WATSON CALLS FOR EXTENDED TAX INCENTIVE SCHEME FOR DONEGAL

first_imgFianna Fáil local election candidate John Watson has called for the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan to extend a current Urban Renewal Scheme introduced in Budget 2013 to Donegal. Watson hopes it would revitalise the centre of Letterkenny and surrounding villages and further develop Letterkenny as a tourism hub.Watson told Donegal Daily, “In December last year, the Minister confirmed his willingness to allow the scheme to include other towns which was initially intended only for Limerick and Waterford on a pilot basis. “This obviously was a welcome move for these cities, but I believe that Letterkenny, Ramelton, Milford and Rathmullan specifically needs this designation and would help theses areas develop into leading tourism locations.“It would also assist in tackling the issue of derelict buildings in specific locations in these areas which are doing local businesses no favours when they trying to make a positive impression on local and international visitorsWatson pointed to the 1990’s as a case study, saying there was a similar incentive scheme put in place for qualifying like Letterkenny.It provided a double rent allowance for qualifying buildings in these areas under the 1997 Finance Act. Clearly, the current scheme or an extension of it to our area would have clear parallels but also benefits for Letterkenny and the surrounding villages and there would be a knock-on impact in terms of increased economic activity and jobs in these areas.Watson added, “I believe everyone in these areas are concerned about the legacy issue of derelict buildings and its impact on our towns and villages as tourism locations not to mention for local residents in these areas.“We are rightly proud of our towns and the beauty of the county, however, there needs to be some relief for those businesses which suffered badly as a result of the economic downturn.Watson concluded, “I have already made contact with our Finance Spokesperson, Michael McGrath TD but I would be hopeful that the local Government T.Ds will take this suggestion back to the Minister for Finance and ensure its introduction in the coming months for this area. ELECTION 2014: WATSON CALLS FOR EXTENDED TAX INCENTIVE SCHEME FOR DONEGAL was last modified: May 15th, 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:Election 2014:JOhn WatsonnewsPoliticslast_img read more

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AMG Fitness celebrates massive 12 STONE weight loss in two months

first_imgThe members of Letterkenny Transformation Gym AMG Fitness are celebrating an amazing joint achievement after losing 12 stone of weight in just eight weeks.AMG Fitness is one of the newest gyms in the county, but owner Andrea McGowan has a lot to be proud of. She takes her clients on a journey she’s been on herself, while she continues to make her own progress alongside them.“We do things very differently, people always assume I’m mad about exercise altogether but the reality is I train so that I can enjoy good food and still be happy with the way I look, so that’s what I teach my clients to do too,” says Andrea. Andrea McGowan“I was never the athletic type growing up, and I’ve had a lot of struggles with my own weight, so I know when somebody comes through the door weighing 17 or 20 stone, they’re feeling fed up and they don’t know how to make a start on changing their habits. That’s what I teach my clients,” Andrea said.Since opening the doors to her small studio off the Lower Main Street in September, Andrea has seen business take off at an incredible rate.AMG Fitness Studio Letterkenny“We get results, and we do it in a way that doesn’t embarrass people or make them feel like they’re not able to keep going.“My clients know I’m tough on things like attending their sessions and sticking to their plan, but they also know that’s the reason why they’re regularly seeing 3 and 4 pounds coming off each week.” Ramelton woman Kathleen Aiken has been training at AMG Fitness for 3 months now, and considers it her “last ditch attempt to be able to move again.”Kathleen says “I was waking up exhausted every morning, I didn’t even realise how bad my sleep was, and then I was thinking to myself “how in the hell can I get myself into exercise if I’m tired from the minute I wake up to the minute I go to bed?”“I knew I had a wedding coming in October and I said to Andrea ‘I just want to be able to dance at it, I used to love going to weddings and dancing away having the craic, but I couldn’t do that any more’”“I couldn’t believe the things I was able to do when I put my mind to it, and in the first four weeks I had a stone and a half off. I jumped up and screamed with happiness when I saw that!,” Kathleen said.Kathleen Aiken’s transformation with AMG FitnessLetterkenny mum of two Lisa Devine started personal training with Andrea before the studio even opened. Lisa said: “I have 2 kids under 4, I’m trying to start my own career, and I’m only 23 myself, so I knew I needed help to get my eating habits and exercise going right. With having the kids, I had put on weight and it just wasn’t going anywhere, so I started training with Andrea to get back to my pre-baby shape.“I had no idea that we would change our eating habits as a whole family, the food I’m eating is perfect for the whole family, and my little ones are eating way more fruit and veg now that they see me doing it too! My husband trains with Andrea too, and the difference I’ve noticed in his strength and physique is incredible. He looks brilliant, so thank you Andrea!”Lisa DevineAndrea says there’s one big mistake we’ll all be making in January when we’re setting New Years Resolutions. “We’re the worst in the world for taking on too much in one go. I’ll be hearing endless people telling me they’ll go to the gym every single day, they’ll eat lettuce for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or even worse they’ll start juicing!“Don’t get me started on juice fasts,” laughs Andrea “people starve themselves, ruin their hormone levels and then wonder why they can’t control their appetite when they go back to ‘eating normally’. “Here’s the issue, if you’re overweight, 9 times out of 10 it’s very simply because the way we’re eating is wrong. Me and my clients eat 6 meals a day, we’re by no means starving, but we’re not piling plates high with chips or eating out 4 and 5 times a week, it’s all about being sensible.“When I get new people looking to join, I have a good chat with them and make sure they’re the right fit for the group, I’ll be taking on a small number of clients this month and in January, and I’ll be able to guarantee them they’ll reach their goals. All I ask is that they’re motivated and they trust me, and I’ll get them the rest of the way.”AMG Fitness TransformationsWith a client list that’s getting longer by the week, the results really are flying in for AMG Fitness, they’re celebrating a combined 12 stone weight loss in just 2 months, and 1 and a half stone of that is from Andrea herself.“I practice what I preach, I’m training for a bodybuilding competition in the Spring, and I have my own coach, Sam Conley in Limavady. Sam has been there and done that, he has lost a massive amount of weight and been on stage as a bodybuilder, so I’m learning from the best, and my clients are getting all of that expertise too.“I’ve lost a stone and a half in 8 weeks now, so it’s a matter of maintaining that progress for another few months and I’ll be well on track. My clients aren’t doing anything I’m not doing myself, and they appreciate that too.“We’re all on this journey together, and sure we’re having the craic along with way! Anybody coming into the classes says the atmosphere is brilliant, we have a good laugh and a joke, and we’ve become really good friends too.”AMG Fitness has spaces available now for small group classes and personal training for men and women. Contact Andrea on 087 131 6256, or visit www.facebook.com/AMGFitnessNW to get signed up.Sponsored PostAMG Fitness celebrates massive 12 STONE weight loss in two months was last modified: December 5th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:amg fitnessAndrea McGowandiethealth exercisepersonal trainingweight losslast_img read more

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Humans Excel at… Please Wait… Patience

first_imgHere’s another thing that distinguishes humans from animals: patience.  Current Biology usually has a “Quick Guide” feature on some aspect of biology.  In the latest issue, patience was the patient.  First of all, what is it?Humans and other animals often make decisions that trade off present and future benefits.  Should a monkey eat an unripe fruit or wait for it to ripen?  Should I purchase the iPhone at its debut or wait for the price to drop in a few months?  In these dilemmas, large gains often require long waits, so decision makers must choose between a smaller, sooner reward and a larger, later reward.Animals experience these tradeoffs all the time, particularly when foraging for food.  A Clark’s nutcracker (a Western bird) can, for instance, store 33,000 seeds for later consumption, “that is 33,000 decisions to delay gratification.”  But being impulsive can have its payoffs, too.  “He who hesitates is lost,” a proverb says.  If you don’t snatch at the seed in front of you, it could fall into the river.    Following several questions and answers about patience (how it is measured, how animals measure up, etc.) came the question of interest to the human animal: “Are humans uniquely patient?”The most extreme examples of nonhuman animal patience pale in comparison to the levels of patience seen in humans.  Rather than waiting for only seconds or minutes, humans will wait days, weeks, months or even years for gains.  Is this a true cognitive divide?  The answer is yes and no.  In one sense, comparing the human and nonhuman experimental work is like comparing apples and oranges because the methodologies differ so greatly.  Repeated choices with all real rewards and time delays may yield different results from one-shot choices with hypothetical rewards and delays.  When tested in a manner similar to other animals, human subjects look similar to (or sometimes even more impulsive than!) chimpanzees.    Thus, in certain situations humans show similar levels of patience as other primates.  Yet, clearly situations exist in which humans are much more patient than other animals.  It is difficult to imagine even chimpanzees investing in the future in a way comparable to depositing money into a retirement account 30-40 years before receiving a return.  Nonetheless, we know that, for instance, many species show impressive abilities for future planning.  Western scrub jays can plan for their breakfast in the morning.  Monkeys and apes, especially chimpanzees, strategically invest in relationships with group members to climb the political ladder of their dominance hierarchies.  Though these species lack the complex language and symbolic systems (such as money and legal contracts) that allow humans to work over vast temporal horizons, they do demonstrate a flexible means of dealing with the future.  Perhaps the recent surge in interest in animal patience will tell us whether long-term patience is a uniquely human virtue.In short, put your money into an IRA instead of investing in a Monkey Bank. 1.  Jeffrey R. Stevens and David W. Stephens, “Quick Guide: Patience,” Current Biology, Volume 18, Issue 1, 8 January 2008, Pages R11-R12.They missed the whole point.  Human patience is a virtue, not a trait.  The fact that animals (and humans) may have instincts that work in a raw-biological context tells us nothing about the rationality and virtue behind human patience.  If it were merely instinctive, it would not require training and education and conscious choice.  If it were a biological trait, we would not see so many exceptions.    Humans have the capacity for long-term gratification because we were made in the image of God.  That is the only explanation that makes sense for the ability to wait for payoff for decades, or a lifetime.  That is what explains parents denying their gratification for the sake of their children, so that they will be able to have opportunities they never had.  And that is what enables a soul to deny itself till death for a joy in a future life, following the example of Christ, “who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).    We are animals, but we are not mere animals.  All theists recognize we are rational animals; it’s not like they believe humans float above the ground.  We have stomachs and sex organs and biological urges like the rest of biology.  That curious blend of body and soul is what makes our lives so interesting and challenging.  We were made for an unseen reality that can override our natural urges.  That is why we have need of patience.  That is why we are admonished to “consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls” (v.3).    Having a biological propensity like the animals to weigh the costs and benefits of immediate vs delayed gratification does in no way diminish the unique capacity of humans for patience, nor does a listing of the misdeeds of impulsive or diseased individuals who act only according to their animal natures.  Indeed, try to imagine a chimpanzee investing in an IRA for 40 years.  Without a soul, with its rational capacity for language, choice and wisdom, such capabilities would be unexplainable.  Current biology demonstrates it.(Visited 58 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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South African foodies cooking up a storm

first_imgFour South African TV foodies are giving South African and international audiences a taste of some of the country’s best gastronomical treasures, proving that if you want to rule the world, start in the kitchen. Siba Mtongana is creating a popular buzz around her unique and interesting variations on traditional local cuisine on her Food Network TV show Siba’s Table. (Image:Food Network UK)• For women, by women – Pink Taxi Egypt• Projects aim to empower women in agriculture • Black Sash making its mark for 60 years• Girls encouraged to reach for the stars• South African television CD Anderson“There is no sincerer love than the love of food,” said George Bernard Shaw, and for all good food lovers, and South Africans in particular, food is not only sustenance, but also a chance to gather with friends and family, and find good reason to celebrate.South Africa has a long tradition of good cooking, across all cultures. From the humble boerewors on an open fire to sweet and spicy traditional Cape Malay dishes. From the relish of a good chakalaka or the wild abandon of morogo or amadumbe, South Africans love food: cooking it, eating it and using it to bring together friends and family.To celebrate national Women’s Month, we highlight four popular South African food lovers and experts, a diverse group of South African women who have made food their life and success. Not only are these women teaching South Africa about good food, they are also confidently serving up great South African cuisine to the world with style and lots of flavour.Siba Mtongana As one of most popular cooking shows on the Food Network, Siba’s Table flies the South African cuisine flag high, embodying the rich union of culture and food by taking traditional recipes and adding a contemporary style and a pinch of global flavour. The show is broadcast in more than 90 countries around the world.Siba’s style is deeply rooted in traditional Xhosa food and culture, but, above all, in family. Her love for cooking came from shared moments cooking with her sisters. “The first meal I remember cooking for my big family was breakfast one Saturday morning. My parents were impressed and it was after that I was added in the cooking roster,” Siba told the Dispatch newspaper in 2013.She grew up watching UK TV chefs Delia Smith and Jamie Oliver, determined to bring that kind of fun and flair to South African cooking. After finishing her degree in food and consumer science, she joined Drum magazine as its food editor, creating a popular buzz around her unique and interesting variations on traditional local cuisine. She greatly admired the doyenne of early South Africa food journalism True Love magazine’s Dora Sithole, and this inspired her to take the story of African cuisine to a wider audience.Siba hosted her first cooking show, Cooking With Siba on Mzansi Magic in 2011, and hasn’t looked back since. Siba’s Table is currently in its second season and growing in popularity. She is also one of the judges on the food reality show Chopped SA.For Siba, when it comes to food, taste and presentation are equally important, “First we eat with our eyes, so presentation is super important, but there is no point in making good looking food that tastes horrible.” Justine Drake Justine Drake is making it easier and more fun for South Africans to cook good food in her new BBC series Just Cooking. (Image: BBC South Africa)Vibrant kitchen magician Justine Drake has worked in the food-media industry for over 20 years, writing five books and writing and editing several South African food magazines. Justine has been one of the country’s most popular tastemakers, adding a much loved flair and humour to healthy, affordable local cuisine.Justine is currently the editor of Pick n Pay’s popular Fresh Living lifestyle magazine and also the festival director of the annual South African Taste Festivals, which brings together South Africa food lovers and some of the best and biggest names in local and international cuisine to share ideas and celebrate the love of great food.A seasoned veteran of the BBC Food channel, Justine’s first BBC series Just In Africa was a huge success in the UK and at home. Her new BBC series Just Cooking is aimed at saving families time and money by breathing new life and creativity into simple everyday South African meals.Justine cites her sister as being the biggest influence on her food career, teaching her to keep it simple and fresh, and to always cook with love.Justine’s philosophy is also to have fun in the kitchen and keep the action interesting, “I eat and drink for living, so how bad can it be?” says Justine. “As long as you don’t take yourself or food too seriously you’ll always have fun – and that, I think, is what life is all about.”Never seen without a trusty chef’s knife and her favourite ingredient tomatoes, Justine is making it easier and more fun for South Africans and the world to cook good food. Kamini 2013 winner of MasterChef SA Kamini Pather is effervescent, adventurous and always looking to do things differently in her new food and travel show Girl Eat World. (Image: Kamini Pather)Kamini Pather was the winner of the second season of MasterChef South Africa, and her star hasn’t stopped rising since.In addition to her popular cooking blog and writing for a variety of food publications, Kamini also has her own food and travel show, Girl Eat World, on the Travel Channel. The show follows her travels to some of the best food cities in the world, including Tokyo, Sydney and, of course, Cape Town and Johannesburg, to find out how food is used by locals as a bridge between cultures.In between learning how to master delectable local haute cuisine and discovering the most exotic street food, Kamini also explores the history, culture and food development behind each city, finding the global gastronomical connection between those who love to cook and those who love to eat. Not bad for a humble but determined Durban girl who learnt to cook delicacies from the Asian subcontinent with her grandmother who helped instil Kamini’s sense of adventure and cultivate her palate for global cuisine.Describing herself in the words of an Oscar Wilde quote, as “a grapefruit that was a lemon that saw a chance and took it”, Kamini is effervescent, adventurous and always looking to do things differently, much like her food. “The story of food is a story of people. When they move from place to place, they bring the food and culture to whichever country they are in,” she told the Sunday Times about the philosophy of Girl Eat World, explaining that to understand the world and the way the world adapts and changes with time, you can just look at how cooking and food changes, taking pieces of one culture and mixing it in with another.Kamini is not stopping now. As she plans her next adventure in the second series of Girl Eat World, she continues to dedicate herself to finding new interesting food ideas at home and from around the world.  Charly’s Bakery The ladies of Charly’s Bakery embody a sense of community, creative fun and random acts of kindness to help turn the bakery into an essential stopover for fans from across the globe. (Image: Charly’s Bakery)In a recent Buzzfeed poll, Cape Town’s Charly’s Bakery was voted one of the top 25 bakeries in the world, with readers declaring Charly’s weird and wonderful designer cupcakes an essential addition to everyone’s gastronomical bucketlist.Charly’s, one of South Africa’s most treasured creative gems, is also the setting for the hugely popular Charly’s Cake Angels TV show, the often funny, always interesting reality series (broadcast locally on SABC 3 and internationally on the Good Food channel), offering a peek behind the counter of one of Cape Town’s popular confectioners.Opened in 1989 by Charly and Jacqui Biess, the bakery’s original cake creations and cupcakes bring a little baking razzmatazz, sprinkled with generous helpings of glitter, to the Mother City.Together with daughters Alex, Dani and Roch, Jacqui and Charly (who, sadly, passed away in 2012) made the bakery a unique and creative family-owned business, dedicated to changing the world one cupcake at a time.The Charly’s philosophy is to say yes to anything, a belief that has helped the bakery grow in stature and reputation. Apart from their signature cake creations, the business also embodies a sense of community, job creation and other random acts of kindness that has turned the bakery into an amazing tourist stopover for fans from across the globe and a regular Wonkian hangout for locals.last_img read more

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Replicated Testing Plots Yield Solid Research

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers throughout the eastern Corn Belt took advantage of some great planting weather the first part of May. So did Seed Consultants, as they traversed Ohio to put on their replicated testing plots to help farmers better understand what hybrids and varieties perform well in different regions. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins stopped by one of those sites to see how the process works.last_img

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