A call for Limerick’s young food hero

first_imgNew click’n’collect online service will bring relief to food producers No vaccines in Limerick yet Email Bord Bia unveils support measures for food, drink and horticulture businesses affected by COVID-19 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print WhatsApp Previous articleLifebuoy vandal told to deal with his demonsNext articleJurors have responsibility in administration of justice Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Leading chefs Ciaran Elliott, Wade Murphy, Kevin Thornton, Acting General Secretary of Euro-Toques Manuela Spinelli, Paul Kelly and Ross Lewis.Leading chefs Ciaran Elliott, Wade Murphy, Kevin Thornton, Acting General Secretary of Euro-Toques Manuela Spinelli, Paul Kelly and Ross Lewis.Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE culinary conversation got colourful as some of Ireland’s leading chefs Ross Lewis, Kevin Thornton, Paul Kelly and Wade Murphy joined forces to launch the search for Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2013. The theme of this year’s prestigious competition is “Food Memories: Your Interpretation?”.Now in its 23rd year, the competition is calling out to all young chefs in Limerick, of any background, aged between 18-26 to enter the competition at www.youngchef.ie.Closing date for the online entries is September 23rd.Euro-Toques are looking for three simple winning ingredients when it comes to selecting successful candidates for Young Chef of the Year – talent, enthusiasm and a passion for Irish food and heritage. Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2013 in association with Fáilte Ireland is looking to identify young talents who have the potential to represent and define the Irish culinary scene, drawing from our land, traditions and culinary heritage.The theme for the 2013 competition is ‘Food Memories: Your Interpretation?’ and it will be carried right through to the final event; where the young chefs will use the past as an inspiration for the future, in order to create contemporary dishes that reflect re-imaginings of flavours, ingredients and presentation.The culinary competition will conclude on November 24th when the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2013 will be announced at an exclusive event in Dublin by a prestigious judging panel, which will include prominent Irish chefs and guest judges.Speaking at the launch Wade Murphy, President Euro-Toques Ireland and Chef/Proprietor 1826 Adare said,” This is definitely one of our Euro-Toques’ most important campaigns. The Young Chef of the Year competition gives us the chance to meet with thefuture of Irish cooking. We aim to seek out young chefs that look and thinkbeyond the kitchen and take pride in working with locally sourced ingredients. What’s important to us as an organisation is that the chefs should stand by Euro-Toques core principles of local and seasonal sourcing, protecting our traditions and culinary heritage.”Helen McDaid, Fáilte Ireland’s Food Manager, commented, “Fáilte Ireland is delighted to work with Euro-Toques Ireland and their Young Chef of the Year Competition. Ireland is currently undergoing aculinary revolution and we need to ensure our young culinary talents and food tourism reputation become as recognised and valued as our produce. It is also crucial that we harness the potential of those young chefs who are championing true food tourism values such as local and seasonal sourcing, culinary heritage, and the best use of food to really create an authentic Irish experience.”Also joining the conversation at the launch today was Ciaran Elliott, Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2012 who commented,” Last year’s competition was the highlight of my career so far. I got to meet so many influential mentors during each stage and it was the perfect opportunity for me to develop my skills further while promoting Irish cooking with Failte Ireland and Euro-Toques.”For more information on the competition and online entry form log onto www.youngchef.iecenter_img Pigtown Culture & Food Series is back Twitter Facebook Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April LifestyleNewsA call for Limerick’s young food heroBy Staff Reporter – September 24, 2013 1453 Linkedin TAGSchefsEuro-Toquesfeaturedfood Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea vs Man Utd TV channel, live stream, time, odds and team news for FA Cup clash

first_imgMaurizio Sarri needs (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)What are the odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)21/20 Chelsea13/5 Draw13/5 Man Utd Comment Advertisement Gonzalo Higuain will lead the line for Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)The pick of the fifth round ties in the FA Cup comes round on Monday night as Chelsea host Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.The Blues were hammered 6-0 by United’s neighbours, City, in the Premier League last week but bounced back with a victory over Malmo in the Europa League on Thursday.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starUnited had disappointment of their own during the week as they were beaten 2-0 at home by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16.With the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham all out of the competition already, the winners of this contest will be one of the favourites to lift the trophy.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Chelsea vs Man Utd TV channel, live stream, time, odds and team news for FA Cup clash Paul Pogba was sent off against PSG (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Team newsChelsea are relatively inury-free, with Danny Drinkwater, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Gary Cahill all likely to return from minor problems in time.Manchester United are more hampered, with Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard both limping out of the PSG game in the week.Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia and Marcos Rojo will all miss out as well.MORE: Paul Pogba reveals the secret to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man Utd successMORE: Paul Merson reveals the two reasons Alexis Sanchez has flopped at Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is aiming for a first FA Cup as Manchester United manager (Picture: Getty Images)When is Chelsea vs Man Utd?AdvertisementAdvertisementThe match is on Monday 18 February with kick-off at 7.30pm at Stamford Bridge.What TV channel is Chelsea vs Man Utd on and is there a live stream?The game is being shown live on BBC One with coverage starting at 7pm.You will be able to stream the action on the BBC website and on iPlayer. Phil HaighSunday 17 Feb 2019 6:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

IU Southeast Gun Scare Thursday; Police Find Umbrella

first_imgIU Southeast was on lockdown for an hour Thursday. (Image: WHAS/ Louisville)NEW ALBANY – The campus of Indiana University Southeast in New Albany was on lockdown Thursday after reports of a gunman. It turned out to be a false alarm.The lockdown was lifted an hour later after authorities located a suspect, believed to be armed. IU Southeast sent out this tweet to give the all clear to students:Update: All Clear. The suspect has been located and the reported weapon has been identified as an umbrella. At this time it is safe to leaveAccording to the twitter page, the campus president was “happy it was a false alarm—but also quite proud of the student who called it in.”last_img read more

Pirates’ Bryan Reynolds is an overlooked rookie standout — and that’s probably not changing

first_imgIn 2014, Jacob deGrom won the NL award with a 2.69 ERA in 22 starts, and the hitters who finished second and third — Billy Hamilton and Kolten Wong — both posted identical .292 on-base percentages. Reynolds, with his .335 average and .410 on-base percentage, would have easily finished at least above those two hitters. In 2009, Chris Coghlan won the NL award with a .321 average, .390 on-base percentage, nine home runs and a 1.1 bWAR (though WAR numbers weren’t a thing then). Reynolds’ numbers are superior pretty much across the board.Problem is, Reynolds is playing in a bad year to collect rookie hardware. Or, y’know, to collect casual mentions among a handful of the outstanding rookies we’re watching in 2019. Not much has gone right for the Pirates or their fans since the All-Star break.The club is just 6-25 since the second half started — easily the worst record in the bigs in that stretch — and the only trade deadline of the season passed without any significant deals bringing back reinforcements to help future seasons. So it’s understandable that Pirates fans online are feeling a bit slighted right now, by their own front office, by fans of other teams and even by writers who hold no ill will toward the franchise.  Hi!Merely mentioning the plethora of outstanding rookie hitters throughout MLB this season — in a poll or in an intro to a separate column — but not specifically singling out Bryan Reynolds, Pittsburgh’s shining rookie, it seems, was seen as a slight of epic proportions and confirmation of a vast anti-Pittsburgh media conspiracy. MORE: Five MLB stars closing in on significant milestonesIt was neither of those things, of course. In both cases, I was only mentioning a handful of exciting rookies, not claiming they were the only excellent rookies of 2019. Reynolds, the former second-round pick by the Giants who was the key piece to the trade that sent franchise icon Andrew McCutchen from Pittsburgh to San Francisco, has been outstanding this year. Reynolds is compiling a truly amazing rookie campaign, but Pirates fans should begin steeling themselves for an unpleasant reality when the awards are announced in November. And we’ll get to that in a moment.First, a bit about Reynolds’ season, and then a little historical perspective. Reynolds enters play Friday leading the National League with a .335 batting average, which is just three points behind MLB leader D.J. LeMahieu. Reynolds’ journey to the majors was relatively short, which shouldn’t be surprising for a hitting star at college baseball powerhouse Vanderbilt. Reynolds hit .313 in his first year as a pro, in 2016, then .312 at High-A in 2017 and .302 in Double-A last year after he was traded from the Giants to the Pirates. He started the 2019 season in Triple-A, but was called up after batting .367 with five homers in 13 games. Reynolds opened his big league career with an 11-game hitting streak and never really slowed down. He hit .322 with a .918 OPS in May and .369 with a .961 OPS in June. After a so-so July (.256/.752), Reynolds has hit .404 with a 1.236 OPS in a dozen August contests. It’s not that Reynolds is a one-trick, singles-only pony, either. He leads the Pirates with a 3.6 bWAR and on-base percentage (.410), is tied for first in OPS+ (146), second in OPS (.947), is tied for second in doubles (25), third in homers (13) and total bases (181), and fourth in RBIs (49). But let’s take a bigger picture look: How does a .335 average for a rookie rank, historically? Let’s start here: No rookie has ever led the NL in batting average for a season. So, yeah. That would be quite the feather in Reynolds’ cap. Tony Oliva and Ichiro Suzuki are the only rookies to ever lead the AL in batting average, but Ichiro was already an accomplished professional hitter by the time he jumped from Japan to Seattle for the 2001 season. Shoeless Joe Jackson holds the record for the highest batting average by a rookie — .408 in 1911 — but he didn’t even win the batting title that year, because Ty Cobb hit .419. That, of course, was a different era. So let’s just look at a more modern era, arbitrarily using the introduction of the Rookie of the Year award in 1947 — Jackie Robinson was the first winner, remember? — as the line. Since 1947, only two rookies with at least 400 plate appearances have had a better batting average than Reynolds’ current .335 — Ichiro (.350) in 2001 and Ralph Garr (.343) in 1971. MORE: Astros’ Aaron Sanchez has time to find grooveNow let’s look at how rookies with high averages have fared in Rookie of the Year voting. Since 1947, 22 rookies with at least 400 PAs have batted at least .320 for a season; 10 won their league’s RoY award, five finished second, two finished third and two finished fourth. Only three failed to receive any votes — Garr in 1971, Dusty Baker (.321) in 1972 and Homer Bush (.320) in 1999. And this is where we run into the Pirates-fans-are-gonna-be-upset part. Even though he’s had a great season, Reynolds almost certainly isn’t going to win the NL Rookie of the Year award and he’s probably not going to finish second, either. He’s not even likely to finish third. The problem is, the NL is stacked with rookies having great seasons. Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. leads all MLB rookie hitters with his 4.2 bWAR — he spent a couple of weeks on the IL, but he’s batting .317 with a .969 OPS, 21 homers, 16 stolen bases and 53 RBIs. Mets first baseman Pete Alonso has a 3.9 bWAR to go with 39 home runs, 91 RBIs and a .965 OPS. Braves right-hander Mike Soroka has a 4.5 bWAR, with a 2.32 ERA and 198 ERA+ in 21 starts.And here’s the thing: The Rookie of the Year ballots only have three spots, fewer than the Cy Young ballots (five spots) or the MVP ballots (10 spots). The award is voted on by the BBWAA, and the size of the ballot is set by the BBWAA, not MLB. There have been discussions in the past about increasing the size, but that hasn’t happened.And because the ballot only has three spots and because Tatis, Alonso and Soroka are having incredible seasons, it’s entirely possible that not only will Reynolds not finish first, second or third, but it’s possible he won’t get more than a handful of votes at all, if any. And it’s not just Reynolds, of course. Other NL rookies having outstanding seasons will be left empty-handed, including Alex Verdugo (3.2 bWAR), Victor Robles (2.6 bWAR), Kevin Newman (.304 average), Christian Walker (21 homers), Keston Hiura (.962 OPS in 57 games), Mike Yastrzemski (13 homers, .831 OPS in 69 games) and other short-time/big-impact guys like Will Smith (nine homers, 1.208 OPS in 24 games) and Aristides Aquino (nine homers, 1.369 OPS in 14 games). But we’re focused on Reynolds here, and, well, this timing sucks for Reynolds and for Pirates fans. There have been years when Reynolds, with his numbers, would have been an easy choice for first or second place. last_img read more