What do Costa Rica, Panama early exits say about US soccer?

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees “It’s an extra twist of the knife,” said former U.S. forward Taylor Twellman, now ESPN’s lead soccer analyst. “It’s another reminder that the failure to qualify is an absolute debacle.”Beaten 3-0 by Belgium in its opener, Panama gave up five goals in the first half Sunday in a 6-1 loss to England. Costa Rica was defeated 1-0 by Serbia and 2-0 by Brazil.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 crownMexico is in good position to advance to the round of 16 after victories over defending champion Germany and South Korea. While the North and Central American and Caribbean region had three nations in the knockout rounds four years ago, this will be CONCACAF’s first World Cup since 2006 with fewer than two.“Mexico is a good, solid team. So is Costa Rica. Panama is an inferior team in the competition,” former U.S. coach Bruce Arena said. “I feel strongly that we should have been the third team, but we have no one to blame but ourselves.” The U.S. qualified for seven straight World Cups and advanced to the knockout round four times during that streak before missing this year’s tournament.Costa Rica defeated the U.S. twice in qualifying, a 4-0 home rout in November 2016 that caused the U.S. Soccer Federation to fire coach Jurgen Klinsmann and bring back Arena, and a 2-0 win in New Jersey last September.Panama rallied with a late first-half goal to tie the U.S. at home in March 2017, and the Americans won 4-0 in Florida last October. The U.S. then lost 2-1 at Trinidad and Tobago, when only a tie was needed to qualify. The Americans finished fifth in the six-nation final round, falling below Honduras, which lost a playoff to Australia.“If the United States had qualified, we would have done much better than Costa Rica and Panama,” said Steve Sampson, the U.S. coach from 1995-98. “I know that Panama finished ahead of the United States in the qualification phase, but with all the previous experience the United States would have, I’ve got to believe and I do believe that they would have done much better than Costa Rica and Panama in this World Cup.”Former U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller said the failure of the U.S. to qualify for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics was a sign of trouble to come.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial “Our under-23s over an eight-year, 10-year period have not been as good as the rest of CONCACAF, and that’s eventually going to filter up to your national team, and it doesn’t surprise me that we had this struggle,” he said before adding: “Are we better than Panama? Of course we are.”If Mexico moves on to the knockout rounds, which is likely, 13 of 24 CONCACAF teams (54 percent) will have reached the round of 16 since 1990: Mexico seven times, the U.S. four and Costa Rica twice.“I think we have a long way to go,” CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani said. “We still rank behind only UEFA on CONMEBOL in terms of points per game in World Cups historically, but obviously now our fate in terms of a run is in the hands of Mexico.”Arena said poor officiating in CONCACAF holds back the region and cited Egyptian referee Gehad Grisha’s decisions to award penalty kicks when Fidel Escobar and Roman Torres knocked over Jesse Lingard, and when Anibal Godoy wrestled Harry Kane to the ground. That led to a pair of successful spot kicks by Kane as England built a 5-0 lead.“The things that happened today with Panama were typical of CONCACAF competition, but they’re never punished for it. In my view, the officiating hurts the progress of the region,” Arena said. “You’d have to be hit over the head with a sledgehammer for them to call a penalty kick in CONCACAF.”Montagliani took Arena’s criticism in stride.“That’s a bit of hyperbole from Bruce,” he said. “We’re always trying to improve refereeing. I think in this last qualifying, it’s the best I’ve seen it in a long time in CONCACAF. Obviously, spoken like a true coach, Bruce has always been griping about referees.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Pekerman dedicates Colombia’s win to Carlos Sanchez LATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas fails to stop Serbia’s Aleksandar Kolarov scoring the opening goal during the group E match between Costa Rica and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)MOSCOW — Costa Rica and Panama were overwhelmed at the World Cup, both going two and out.What does that say about the United States, which didn’t even make it to soccer’s showcase?ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

‘Africa Has a Destiny’

first_imgThe founder of the African Bible College University (ABCU) in the mining town of Yekapa, Nimba County has said that ‘Africa has a destiny’ owing to the continent’s rich historical accounts.Rev/Dr. John W. Chinchen made the disclosure when he served as orator during program marking the 13th Commencement Convocation of the ABCU, held on May 10, 2014.Dr. Chinchen said the writing of Africa’s rich history was long prophesied by the Prophet Isaiah about 2600 years ago when the Prophet spoke of the birth of Jesus Christ.Reading from the Isaiah Chapter 18, Rev/Dr Chinchen explained said that some of what Isaiah prophesized came to pass, including the birth of Jesus Christ.Recounting on his journey to Liberia, Rev. Chinchen explained that when he came to Liberia in 1970 while on his missionary journey, there were lots of difficulties he encountered. Some the difficulties, according to him, occurred in Sinoe County which “really got me downhearted, but with the reading from Isaiah Chapter 18, I was comforted as I got the answer.”He said, Isaiah prophecies about the lands beyond the rivers of Ethiopia as quoted in Isaiah 18, gave him clue to navigate the position of the Book at that time. According to the clergy, he felt that the lands were South Sahara Africa.With this prophecy, he said, “Africa has a great destiny and therefore, challenged the graduates to consider this as their destiny.”The African Bible Collage–University (ABCU) on the May 10, 2014 graduated 25 students who formed the third Commencement Convocation since the institution reopened following the end of the country’s 14-long year crisis.The University is offering three courses including Biblical studies, Education and Mass Communication.The ABC-U was founded in 1979 by Rev/Dr. John W. Chinchen, and his wife, Nell Chinchen with the aim to train Christian leaders for the service in Africa and the rest of the world.The university was founded with the vision to spread the gospel through the teaching of the Bible across Africa as it was envisioned in the heart of Dr. and Mrs. Chinchen after they had spent seven years as missionaries in the interior of Liberia training pastors and assisting in the operations of the ENI Mission School in Sinoe.During that time, the couple recognized the need to establish a college to meet the educational and spiritual needs of the secondary school graduates.As the result, the Chinchens designed four-year courses at the university standard that would hold to the highest academic standards, and meet the qualification to offer a Bachelor of Arts Degree.ABCU was granted university status in October 2008 by authorities at the National Commission on Higher Education of Liberia where institution gained university full status.The president of the university is Dr. Amos B. Miamen— a native of Liberia. He was among the first graduates of the ABCU when the college opened its academic door in 1979. Earlier in his welcome remark, Dr. Miamen commended the government and the local leadership of Nimba County for their supports. He added that the ABC University was dedicated to its core values of providing quality education, academic excellence, respect for all human beings, and the genuine demonstration of faith in learning.The occasion was attended by the president of the University of Liberia, Dr. Emmet Dennis, Dr. Bert of Gedeh County Community College, Nimba County Education Officer, the Country Director of SIM, Will Elphick,  the Country Director of Samaritan’s Purse –Liberia, Kendell Kauffeldt as well as parents and loved ones of the graduates.Lofa County Senator George Tingben, who is an Alumnus of the institution, was also among those in attendance.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt’s actions will leave Guyana with a massive debt burden – Opposition

first_imgBy Ramona LuthiWith Government having moved towards obtaining a $30 billion loan from several local commercial banks and hinting at obtaining a US$900 billion loan from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, is of the opinion that not only is the Government “pawning our futures”, but is leaving Guyanese with a massive debt.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo“The issue is: If they (Govt) borrow US$900 million… Just those two — the US$900 million and the US$50 million for the Sugar Industry — that’s nearly US$1.1 billion… They’re leaving us — whoever gets into office, and we hope it’s us in the near future — with a…., they’ve killed the momentum already, and (are) leaving us and future generations of Guyanese with a burden that will be heavy to carry… This is pawning our future. They are destroying the current opportunities of our people and livelihood,” Bharrat Jagdeo said during a press conference at his Office on Thursday.In February 2018, it was disclosed that the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited’s (NICIL) Special Purpose Unit (SPU) was seeking $30 billion in loans and investments to support the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo’s) remaining estates. The funding is expected to cover a four-year period, and will provide capital and support infrastructure maintenance and upgrades at Albion, Blairmont and Uitvlugt estates. The funds are also expected to go towards developing new co-generation capacity for the estates’ operations and for the national electric grid.The SPU has since secured this loan.In addition, last week, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said, “Guyana has not received any loans from the Islamic Development Bank,” however, “the IsDB has a resource envelope of US$900 million that is potentially available, from which the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana can borrow.”To this Jagdeo posited that this coalition administration “has a failed approach to economics.” He asserted that if the US$900 million loan were pursued, the APNU-AFC Administration would have accumulated almost $US1.1billion in debt, which is equivalent to the amount of debt the Guyana Sugar Corporation was in from start to end of the 23 years of PPP reign.On behalf of his party, Jagdeo also expressed grave concern with regard to the $30 billion loan which has already been obtained.“…the $30 billion that the SPU wants to raise on a bond now, [they will be] pledging or pawning all the assets of NICIL…[The] interest rate is above the Grant Element above which we use to borrow. The Grant Element…you calculate for Government loans, and the Grant Element takes into consideration the moratorium on interest payments, the length of the loan, and the nominal interest rate; and I’m sure if you calculate the Grant Element, it falls outside of the traditional borrowing policy of the Government. But this is backed up by a set of assets that, if they fail to pay the loans, we lose the entire GuySuCo. All the factories and everything else, and all other holdings of NICIL will go to Republic Bank and the consortium,” Jagdeo explained.Jagdeo also asserted that, at the rate the country is going, it’s going to have adverse impact on the International Monetary Fund’s predictions on Guyana’s GDP.“The IMF ratio [had said] that the GDP will go up slightly until we find oil, and then it’ll come down and it will go to 59% of GDP. If the economy remains stagnant, we’re going to be defying the IMF predictions by a huge margin, because the stock of-debt-to-GDP will go up to 100% again… Even the IMF forecast didn’t expect this massive set of borrowing,” he said.last_img read more

Opposition to approach diplomatic community

first_imgMP sent to disciplinary committee…prepared to file court actionThe move to send Member of Parliament, Harry Gill to the Committee of Privileges over a letter to the editor in the local press is not sitting well with the parliamentary Opposition, as it plans to bring the matter to the attention of the diplomatic community and even challenge it in the courts if necessary.Opposition parliamentarian Harry GillThis was communicated in a broadcast by former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, who was adamant that fellow Opposition parliamentarian Gill was within his rights in his letter which appeared in sections of the media.In the letter, Gill had alleged bias in decision-making on the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland’s part. For that and at the urging of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, the Speaker on Monday referred him to the Committee.“We are not going to leave this like that,” Nandlall emphasised. “We are going to write the International Parliamentary Association. We are going to write the diplomatic community. And we are going to challenge it in the courts of law if it means we have to go to that extent to protect our right to speak.”“You would recall that they did the same thing to (former Home Affairs Minister) Clement Rohee, when they had a one-seat majority in the Opposition. They gagged him from speaking. And I took it to the courts and I won.”Nandlall contended that since he must keep order, the Speaker has the right to take action against MPs once their infractions are of a serious nature and within the National Assembly. That right, he pointed out, does not extend beyond the parliamentary chambers.Speaker of the House, Dr Barton Scotland“Freedom of speech is fundamental to a democratic parliament (and) a fundamental right. This means we can criticise. We can criticise the President. We can criticise the Judiciary. And, of course, we can criticise the Parliament. But in our criticism, we must not bring the institution into disrepute. And when we criticise, we must put out the facts, which are supportive of our criticism. And we must always criticise in good faith.”FactsAccording to Nandlall, Gill had recited a series of factual events which occurred in Parliament to support his contention of bias in his letter titled “There are inconsistencies in the Speaker’s rulings on sub judice and other matters”.“It is not that Harry stayed home and came to this conclusion (of bias). He cited examples known to all of us,” Nandlall noted. “For example, I spoke of a matter and I was asked to produce a source of that information. And I cited a source. But the Speaker told me I must produce a source. And when I was unable to produce the source, the Speaker asked me to withdraw the statement.”Nandlall recalled that his source was a newspaper article, which he was willing to go home and retrieve. But the former AG noted that when the Speaker insisted he withdraw his statement and he refused, he was asked to leave.“A few nights ago, (Attorney General) Basil Williams made certain comments and Gail Teixeira asked for his source. He did not provide any source and the Speaker did not reprimand him. But I was asked to leave the Parliament.“So, if Harry Gill compares those two instances and then comes to the conclusions that the Speaker is in favour of the Government and against the Opposition, does Harry Gill not have the freedom of expression to write that? People have a right to say that if they can cite examples to support it.”Nandlall recalled another instance where he had produced documents showing that the subject of a debate was sub judice, but he said the Speaker refused to look at these documents. However, he referenced instances when Williams made a similar contention without producing evidence.“But the Speaker then, without a single piece of evidence, tells me that I have to shut up and not speak on the matter, because Basil Williams says it’s in the court and he has no document to show and I, on that occasion, had all the documents to show. If this (bias) is so, what does he (Speaker) want people to say and write?”“If a judge is biased and one can show by factual examples that the Judge is biased, he can’t feel aggrieved. Every person has a right to speak the truth. The truth is a complete defence to libel. I can say the worst things about you, but if it’s the truth you cannot succeed in any case. Harry Gill was speaking the truth, but today he is being censored.”Nandlall acknowledged that after his statement there may be a desire to silence him as well. But the Attorney-at-Law was adamant that such moves would be challenged, and noted that “if they can do that to us, what would they do to the ordinary people of this land?”last_img read more

Mayor Dale Bumstead wins election by acclamation in Dawson Creek

first_imgHowever, that’s not the case for Councillors, as there are 12 seeking a seat inside City Hall.Four of those currently serve on council; three have served prior to 2011, four do not have experience serving at this level of governance, while one hasn’t disclosed his experience, according to Civic Info B.C.Councillor Terry McFadyen, Councillor Charles Parslow, Councillor Cheryl Shuman, and Councillor Shaely Wilbur would all like to serve another term.- Advertisement -Wayne Dahlen, Paul Gevatkoff and Theresa Gladue are looking to take their previous experience as Councillor into Dawson Creek City Hall.Johanna Kunz, Justin Pylatuk, Arleene Thorpe, and Kevin Zarifeh think they have the right stuff to represent the city.Finally, it’s hard to pin down exactly what his experience entails, but Mark Rogers is looking for your vote.Advertisementlast_img read more

IT’S HOT OUT THERE – SO WELCOME TO ‘EL PASO’ (DONEGAL)

first_imgIT’S hot out there today – temperatures heading for 24C this afternoon.But visitors to west Donegal might just have mistaken it for El Paso.At least that’s what the sign says…..on the Glen Road between Loughanure and Annagry! Picture by Danny O’Donnell. IT’S HOT OUT THERE – SO WELCOME TO ‘EL PASO’ (DONEGAL) was last modified: June 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Annagrydonegal weatherEl PasoLoughanuresunshinelast_img read more

Ferdinand thinks Rashford’s spark is being lost under Mourinho

first_img 3 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Rashford celebrates his goal against Celtia Vigo in 2017 Rashford doesn’t get the chance to terrorise the opposition in the same way he used to Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Most popular Man United news Harry Kane has benefited from regular starts at Tottenham “That is what I loved about him when he first came in. There was a single-mindedness, a young kid, with no fear, playing football for Man United, the team he supported as a boy.“I want to see that back again. But the manager is paid to make the decisions and he has gone and bought Lukaku, he has gone and bought Sanchez. What message is that sending to this young player? You aren’t my main guy!“He used to come on in games and terrorise and frighten the life out of people,” said Ferdinand.“Now, he doesn’t do it as much. I think he is coming on and trying to please everyone. He might be confused on what the manager wants. It doesn’t seem that there is same spark. Where’s that fearlessness that there was before? silverware Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland “Harry Kane starts every game. Kylian Mbappe starts every game. Wayne Rooney started every game. Michael Owen started every game. You can bring me all the minutes in the world, I don’t care. I can come on 10 minutes every game, I want to walk out on the pitch as the starter.“That is when you know. You go out there to win every game. You would say: ‘If you want to win every game, gaffer, I should be starting.’ I don’t think it is all Mourinho’s fault, and I don’t think it is all Rashford’s fault. I think there is a balance.“That is probably where Mourinho is upset, with people saying he has to leave. He must be thinking: ‘Hang on, I am doing it my way and I see this as the right way to develop him’.” “Back in the day, he went straight for the jugular. Now, he takes his time a little bit more, he is not as assertive.“There are little details that need to be reintroduced to Marcus, to get back to that fearless, explosive, scary footballer that came on the scene a couple years ago.”Mourinho used a recent press conference to detail how many minutes he has given the young striker, following Jamie Carragher’s suggestion he may have to leave for more regular playing time.United begin their Champions League campaign against Young Boys on Wednesday where Rashford could start considering he is currently in the middle of a three-match ban. However, it’s regular starts the 20-year-old needs, says Ferdinand.“I look at it from Rashford’s point of view. If I am sitting there as Marcus Rashford and someone says to me, ‘Do you think your manager believes in you as his main, best striker and that he will build his team around you?’ I would say, ‘No. Because I am not starting every game,” he said.“You ask any player. Coming on as a sub — that means nothing. 3 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED Jose Mourinho still does not have complete faith in Marcus Rashford and the young striker has lost his spark, Rio Ferdinand believes.The former Manchester United defender also says the signings of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez are further proof his manager isn’t 100 per cent keen.This is despite Mourinho’s passionate defence arguing the contrary.“I remember watching Rashford at Celta Vigo in the Europa League. He was like Roy of the Rovers, 19 years old, taking free-kicks and corners and the lot, Ferdinand, who is now a BT Sport pundit said. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? smart causal possible standings gameday cracker 3 deals IN DEMAND Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won boost last_img read more

JUST SICK: THIEVES STEAL VALENTINE’S DAY FLOWERS FROM GRAVE

first_imgCRUEL thieves have stolen flowers left at the graves of loved ones on St Valentine’s Day.The incidents happened at the weekend at a cemetery in Convoy.Local people say they have been left sickened by the incidents where flowers were stolen from several graves at St Mary’s. “I went to the grave of my deceased partner on Sunday and the flowers I had left there last Thursday were gone,” said one grief-stricken local woman today.“Flowers were also taken from several other graves there.“I just don’t know what sort of mentality thieves like this have; taking flowers which they then presumably gave to someone else.“It won’t bring them any luck; I certainly hope it doesn’t. It is just sickening.” Another local woman also reported flowers being stolen from a grave.“They’re the lowest of the low; that’s all I can say about anyone who would rob a graveyard,” she said.It later emerged that flowers were also taken from a grave which belonged to the grandparents of another local woman.They had been left on the grave around 10am on St Valentine’s Day and were gone by lunchtime.******** Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 30,000 Visitors Every DayFollow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDailyJUST SICK: THIEVES STEAL VALENTINE’S DAY FLOWERS FROM GRAVE was last modified: February 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:convoyJUST SICK: THIEVES STEAL VALENTINE’S DAY FLOWERS FROM GRAVElast_img read more

‘ARE YOU COOKING YOUR FAMILY INTO AN EARLY GRAVE? – CHEF MARTIN ANDERSON

first_imgChef Martin AndersonNow before I start, this question is directed to all genders not just the main cooks in the house.My parents did their fair share of cooking when the other parent was away. Now it might have been meatballs, tinned peas and spuds but it was a good feed and except for the peas it was home-made.God rest my father I didn’t get my cookery skills from him, his generosity and work ethic yes!I recently saw a Facebook advert for a family restaurant and I took a look at their menu. Every item is deep fried , served with high calorie sauces , a half litre of high sugar drink and for just a few cent more sure you could make it bigger and really go to town on your waistline !! The thing about food like this is that it is cheap , it’s easy to eat , no preparation required and you just throw the plates in the bin !While working in Paris I remember my head chef remarking that he thought it was amazing that fast food outlets didn’t have knives or fork. How can you eat real food without a real knife or fork !! Well it’s not real it’s that simple!!On a recent trip to a local supermarket I noticed that the freezer was stacked to the lid with chips and other various frozen foods & potato items , there were at least 6 varieties of chips all requiring cooking in deep fat ! I know there are oven baked varieties available too , but the fryer is always at the ready !Do you have chips with every meal? I know the children like chips and everyday I’m asked do we do chips for the “kids ” …..well we don’t and never will!! We serve real chicken fillets , lasagna , baked potato wedges & salads ! Another item I noticed was frozen stir fry vegetables. I’ve never used them in my life. It’s hard to beat buying real vegetables and taking 10 minutes to slice them , it’ll take you as long getting the bag open and trying to defrost them , never mind trying to get the thick bits cooked before the rest turn to mush !!Processed foods are an easy way out for a lot of folk , ” I don’t have time ” ” they won’t eat this ” ” they only eat sausages ” how do they know what cheap sausages taste like , someone fed them to them ”I’ve hosted cookery demos for parents that wanted to learn about heathy lunch boxes. Why ? I’ll tell you why because your kids are getting obese, you are reaching into the freezer and the processed food shelves and feeding them rubbish and that’s why.An adult can make a conscious decision about what they want to eat or cook but a junior member of the family has no choice , STOP feeding them the easy options and start cooking real food , there is no excuse ! Who’s in charge ?I’m amazed to see ready made mashed potatoes , broccoli & cauliflower in cheese sauce , a wide range of European & Asian meal just sitting with best before dates that makes me wonder how long it’s been made in advance. €4.00 for a tub of soup that wouldn’t feed one person , high calorie & full of additives.Make your own for a change and you will see a world of difference . In my first article I talked about trying out new foods and ingredients. Now is your chance put down your phone or tablet and cook a real meal……after you read this of course.This weeks recipe is for pea risotto , so easy to make & a wonderful dinner or evening supper treat , risotto rice is available in most major supermarkets , please don’t buy frozen rice for it. Let It Go !!Pea and parmesan risotto. Allow 65g of risotto per person as a main course.You will need.Arborio rice.Chicken stock, from cubes or fresh.Chopped shallots2 cloves of chopped garlicFresh or frozen peas.White wine.Fresh Parmesan cheese.Fresh herbs of your choice chopped.Butter for cooking.Method.Cook your peas for 2 minutes and refresh under cold waterIn a heavy bottomed pan heat a little butter and gently cook off the shallots, garlic and rice, without colour.Add the wine and reduce until nearly dry.Add ¼ of the stock and reduce, continue this until all the stock is used or until the rice is just cooked. You must stir the rice at regular intervals to prevent it from sticking. Finally add the peas and herbs.Heat for a minute or until the peas are heated through.Serve and grated fresh parmesan over the risotto.You may add different ingredients to the risotto, but make sure they are cooked before you add them to heat at the end of the cooking process.Suggestions would be, wild mushrooms, smoked bacon, chicken, and chopped ham, asparagus, French beans, seafood or even pieces of tofu!!‘ARE YOU COOKING YOUR FAMILY INTO AN EARLY GRAVE? – CHEF MARTIN ANDERSON was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 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:chef Martin Andersoncookingdonegallast_img read more

‘Jacks take stock after opening CCAA games, prepare for non-conference opponents this week

first_imgBoth the Humboldt State men’s and women’s basketball teams will take a reprieve from California Collegiate Athletic Association play this week. The men will host a one-off non-conference game against Portland Bible College on Saturday while the women will play host to the Thanksgiving Classic and will face Notre Dame de Namur on Friday and Dominican University of California on Saturday.‘Jacks men look to build off comeback winAt the midpoint of Saturday’s home conference game against Cal …last_img read more