first_imgChef Martin AndersonI can’t make everyone happy – I’m not a pizza!Well as expected I received a torrent of comments, shares, praise and abusive messages for last weeks article. Thanks very much for your support for what was my most popular article to date!Some of the comments included “never going to read your article again ” they claimed , ” you should stay in the kitchen and stick to cooking ” was suggested! “Well done martin you only wrote what a lot of folk were thinking ” It’s the easiest thing in the world to be a critic. I found that quote online, it’s very true and a good one.I have another too – “sometimes not caring what other think about you is very important, it helps a lot” Subject closed!So let’s talk food.A lot of you have been asking me for a recipe for a good, hearty, tasty casserole, so this week I’m dispensing with the usual banter and going straight to the cooking. A stew or casserole as some of you might call it is a fantastic dish for the winter evenings , easy to prepare , can be cooked at least a day in advance.It improves with time and if you have a slow cooker (I don’t mean a partner in the kitchen ) it is ideal to start off in the morning for your return home or even switched on before you go to bed and boom it will be ready the next morning. Allow it to cool and it’s ready to reheat for your evening dinner.For this recipe I have chosen beef. Take a visit to you local butcher and get him to give you a nice piece of stewing beef. Make sure there is some fat attached to it or even some fat through it. This will make the meat tender & give a fantastic flavour tooYou may use lean lamb, diced turkey, whole chicken fillets, diced pork or just loads of vegetables for this casserole.This dish is flourless ( ahem !!! ) dairy free and low in added fat . Add some chilli powder , hot mustard, grain mustard or fresh herbs to give that extra touch. If you don’t like lentils add a can of mixed beans at the end to heat them. Also you can add some peeled baby potatoes at the start to make an all in one dinner.Enjoy !And thanks for taking the time to read this article!Lean beef, vegetable & lentil casserole.Even this picture of a stew looks god enough to at!Allow 4oz of lean meat per person.You will need a casserole dish with a tight fitting lid.You will need.Your choice of meat trimmed and cut into 1 inch dice.20g of Corn flour.20g of paprika.1 ½ pints of stock of your choice. ( I use chicken )1 400g tin of plum peeled tomatoes, chopped.2 cloves of chopped garlic .1 peeled and chopped medium carrot.1 medium onion chopped.50g of puy lentils, not soaked .100g of tomato puree.Rapeseed oil or lo cal spray for cooking.Glass of red wine if desired. Method.Pre-heat your oven to 170c.Mix the corn flour and paprika together in a bowl and add the meat pieces and toss.Heat a little lo-cal or oil in a pan and add the meat, (keeping the remainder of the flour mix to make the sauce) colouring and sealing in the juices, place into the casserole dish.In the same pan seal off the carrot and onion with the garlic, again just colouring, add to the casserole.Add the excess corn flour, lentils, tomato puree and wine if using it to the casserole add the plum tomatoes and finally the stock.Put the lid on the casserole dish and place into your oven cooking for at least 1 ½ to 2 hours depending on the amount you are cooking.Remove from the oven and serve from the casserole.‘I CAN’T MAKE EVERYONE PIZZA HAPPY’ – COOKING WITH CHEF ANDERSON was last modified: September 25th, 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)last_img read more

Gabrielle’s Diary Ball to take place this March

first_imgGabrielle’s 10th Diary Charity Ball will take place in the Clanree Hotel on March 23 in aid of Donegal Down Syndrome at 7.30pm. The night will start with a drink’s reception followed by a five-course dinner in the Shellbridge Suite, while the David Craig band will provide entertainment after the dinner followed by DJ Tubsy.Gabrielle’s special guest this year will be Sinead McDevitt, who interviewed Gabrielle last year for World Down Syndrome Day and she decided to have her this year as her special guest. Compere for the night will be Highland Radio’s Lee Gooch.A group of Down Syndrome dancers will take to the floor along with their partners and put on a display of dancing for the guests.Gina Grant from Donegal Down Syndrome will say a few words as well as Martin McGettigan on behalf of the McGettigan family.They have kindly given the top prize of a trip for two to Dubai including flights and accommodation to their five-star Bonnington Jumeriah Lakes Hotel. To enter just put €20 into the envelope on your table to be in with a chance of winning.There are also nine other amazing prizes kindly sponsored by local businesses.Tickets (€60) are available from the Clanree Hotel. Phone: 074 9124369Gabrielle’s Diary Ball to take place this March was last modified: March 3rd, 2019 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:Gabrielle McMonagleGABRIELLE’S DIARYlast_img read more

Health and Wealth Research Relationships

first_img Return to article. Long DescriptionSo, what do all these research findings mean?  It appears that certain personality characteristics are associated with positive health and financial practices. Research studies mentioned factors such as conscientiousness, self-regulation, planning, and future-mindedness, which appear to be evident in multiple aspects of people’s lives.Financial educators and counselors should consider health and finance relationships in their professional work. A simple client query such as “Tell me what you are doing to take care of your health” could yield valuable insights. Activities that foster the personal qualities noted above can be incorporated into briefings and counseling sessions. An example is “Backwards Planning” to foster future-mindedness and sequential planning competencies. Use post-it notes to identify a sequence of steps that must be taken to get from Point B (a future goal) to Point A (today). The Cover image Mind and body healthy by Pedro Alves for this webinar is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0. Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®boneill@njaes.rutgers.eduWhat makes some people practice positive health and financial behaviors while others do not? Many people, including health and financial educators, policy makers, and behavioral researchers, are interested in knowing the answer to this question. Findings from recent research studies provide some interesting insights:A study found in the Journal of Family and Economic Issues found that households whose members tend to lead less healthy lifestyles are more likely to hold non-collateralized debt (e.g., outstanding credit card balances). Three possible explanations for this finding are common factors (e.g., personal preferences) affecting both finances and health, poorer health causing debt, and debt causing poorer health behaviors.An Applied Economics Research Bulletin article described a study that explored whether self-regulation, proxied by regularly dining together with family, is associated with better financial preparedness and greater wealth accumulation. Individuals who regularly ate meals together with their family increased their wealth at a faster rate than others and showed a greater preference for investment portfolio diversification.The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a study of 1,000 children from birth to age 32 and found that childhood self-control predicts physical health, substance dependence, personal finances, and offending outcomes. Effects were found regardless of intelligence and social class. The researchers recommended interventions to address self-control to save taxpayer dollars and promote prosperity.A study published in Psychological Science found that employees who participated in a 401(k) plan were more likely than their non-contributing counterparts to take action to correct poor physical health indicators indicated in an employer-sponsored health exam. The positive association between recommended health practices and retirement savings was attributed to individuals’ conscientiousness and time-discounting personality traits.The Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning published a study of associations between health information search behaviors and financial well-being. The researchers found that individuals who read the nutrition details of food labels were more likely than others to engage in five different retirement planning activities. Diet and physical activity were not significantly related to the financial planning, however.In a similar study published in the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, respondents to an online self-assessment survey who reported reading nutrition labels had higher health and financial practice scores than others. In addition, respondents who had higher health practice scores had higher financial practice scores.The association of planning behavior and health and financial practices was described in a Journal of Financial Planning Online survey respondents who reported frequent planning behavior had higher health and financial practice scores than others and higher health and financial practice scores were positively related.last_img read more

Video Tutorial: Create Sleek, Sexy Text in After Effects

first_imgIn the following quick video tutorial you’ll see how to quickly spruce up boring text in After Effects. Make your text ‘pop’ by applying a few simple effects.The following video tutorial by our buddy Tyler at MotionArray.com shows a great way to create slick text in Adobe After Effects. Using the default tools in AE you can make any text ‘pop’ from the screen.MotionArray’s “sexy text” recipe includes:Adding multiple light sweeps to give the text a simulated rim lightAdding a Ramp (gradient) overlayTopping it off with a Lens Flare (he uses the great flares from VideoCopilot, but you could use the lens flares that come packaged with AE)This sleek style text is perfect for video intros and titles.  It’s modern and bold – and just takes a few simple steps to create:last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard has 45 points, Raptors top 76ers in Game 1

first_imgLeonard’s previous postseason high was 43, with San Antonio against Memphis on April 22, 2017. He matched that by making a pair of free throws with 4:45 remaining, then topped it by draining a jump shot on Toronto’s next possession.Although he appeared focused on reaching the mark, the opposite was actually true.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I was trying to get out of the game before it got to that point,” Leonard said. “We were up 20 points with probably like five minutes left and I was already looking at the bench, trying to get them to take me out of the game.”Leonard matched his career-best scoring total for any game, set Jan. 1 against Utah. He made 16 of 22 shots, going 3 of 6 from 3-point range, and went 10 for 11 at the free throw line. STAR STUDDEDCelebrities in the crowd included rapper Drake, Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman, Canadian-born Duke basketball star R.J. Barrett, singer Shawn Mendes and actress Elisabeth Moss. No visitor got a bigger welcome, however, than new Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who received a loud ovation when he was shown on the big screen late in the third.GETTING DEFENSIVEToronto has held its opponent below 100 points in each of the past five games.UP NEXTGame 2 is Monday night in Toronto. “It was big to have those two guys step up and jump-start us,” Nurse said.Leonard scored 10 more in the second and the Raptors led 61-52 at halftime.Redick’s 3-pointer at 8:48 of the third cut it to 68-64, but Lowry scored four points in a 10-0 Toronto run over the next two minutes. The Raptors took a 92-81 lead to the fourth.TIP-INS76ers: The 76ers made 16 turnovers, leading to 22 points for Toronto. … Philadelphia went 0 for 7 from 3-point range in the second quarter. … The 76ers had 13 offensive rebounds to Toronto’s two.Raptors: Leonard has never played on the losing team in 14 career games against Philadelphia, including four this season. … Siakam scored a career playoff-high 30 points against Orlando in Game 3 of the first round. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The only other time Toronto won a playoff series opener was 2001, when Carter’s Raptors won Game 1 of the second round at Philadelphia. Toronto lost that series in seven games.On Saturday, hot starts from Leonard and Siakam put Toronto in control early, and Lowry fuelled a pivotal 10-0 run in the third quarter that kept the Raptors comfortable.Toronto’s first bench points came on Serge Ibaka’s jump shot with 1:57 left in the third, a basket that put Toronto up 89-70. The Raptors finished with 10 bench points, seven from Ibaka and three from Fred VanVleet.Leonard and Siakam both shot 7 of 9 and scored 17 points as Toronto jumped out to a 14-point lead in the first quarter. Down 7-2 early, the Raptors immediately reclaimed the lead with a 9-0 run and went almost eight minutes without missing a shot, hitting on 13 straight from the field. Toronto was up 39-31 after one. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Raptors coach Nick Nurse said Leonard was “fun to watch.”“A big-time performance at both ends,” Nurse said. “I just like the force he’s playing with at both ends.”Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said Leonard is “leaps and bounds” ahead of the player he once coached as an assistant with San Antonio.“The variety of ways that he scored and could get his shot off on some pretty good defensive players and big athletes was incredibly impressive,” Brown said.Leonard received a standing ovation when he checked out with 3:14 to play and the Raptors up 107-88. He’s just the second player in Raptors history to eclipse 40 points in a playoff game. The other was Vnce Carter, who scored 50 against Philadelphia in Game 3 of the second round on May 11, 2001.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “Kawhi was just in the zone,” Toronto’s Kyle Lowry said. “He probably could’ve had more, but he facilitated some and made some shots.”Philadelphia’s JJ Redick called Leonard “a spectacular player.”“He’s as good as there is in the NBA at generating his own shot, and then making tough shots,” Redick said. “Clearly we need to figure out what we’re doing with him and Siakam.”Lowry had nine points and eight assists as the Raptors led by as many as 20 en route to their fifth straight postseason victory, extending a franchise record.Toronto won its 14th consecutive home meeting with Philadelphia and improved to 22-3 against the 76ers since the start of the 2013-14 season. No other opponent has beaten Philadelphia more often over the past five seasons.Tobias Harris had 14 points and 15 rebounds, and Redick scored 17 points for the 76ers, whose four-game playoff winning streak was snapped.“We’re not going home, we’re not going away,” Brown said. “We will dig in and come back better in Game 2.”Joel Embiid scored 16 points and Ben Simmons had 14. Jimmy Butler scored 10 points and shot 4 for 12.Embiid missed nine of his 13 shots in the first half. He finished 5 for 18.Toronto improved to 3-14 in the first game of a playoff series, winning an opener for the first time since a first-round victory against Washington on April 14, 2018. Now or never Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives for the layup as Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) defends during the second half of Game 1 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series, in Toronto on Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard wasn’t interested in putting up a career-high point total against the Philadelphia 76ers. Even as history beckoned, Toronto’s understated star was hoping he could take a seat on the bench.Leonard scored a career playoff-high 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Pascal Siakam added 29 points and the Raptors beat the 76ers 108-95 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more