Email Twitter NewsParma Ham, Mozzarella and Taleggio Kebabs plus a readers offerBy admin – November 26, 2009 654 Previous articleGolden & glazedNext articleDevelopment plans for 5-series by BMW admin Linkedin These stylish kebabs can star as a starter, snack or canapé, making them perfect for any festive event. Simply wrap Parma Ham around cubes of focaccia, mozzarella and Taleggio and thread onto kebab sticks, along with baby plum tomatoes. When you are ready to start cooking, just baste the kebabs in olive oil and sizzle away for 2-3 minutes under a piping hot grill. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WHAT YOU NEED12 slices Parma Ham, cut into strips4 slices focaccia or ciabatta, cut into cubes2 x 125g packs mozzarella cheese, drained and cut into chunks250g Italian Taleggio cheese, cut into chunks16 baby plum tomatoes2-3 tbsp olive oil, for bastingPea shoots or salad leaves, to serveWHAT TO DOPreheat the barbecue or grill. Soak 8 wooden kebab sticks in hot water for 5 minutes to help prevent them from burningWrap Parma Ham strips around the cubes of bread, mozzarella and Taleggio cheese, threading them onto wooden kebab sticks with the tomatoesBaste the kebabs with olive oil, then cook them for 2 to 3 minutes on the barbecue or under the grill, turning once or twiceServe immediately with the pea shoots or salad leavesCook’s tip: If you can’t find Taleggio, just use another 2 packs of mozzarella. Readers offerThis parma ham recipe come courtesy of the Parma Ham Consortium and they are giving away 25 copies of their new glossy recipe book, Prosciutto di Parma, featuring 14 stylish yet simple recipes, exclusively to Limerick Post readers.To receive a free copy, simply email your details to Jocelyn [email protected] at the Parma Ham Consortium or you can send them a postcard with your name and address to Parma Ham/Limerick Post Newspaper, c/o The Dialogue Agency, 8 Oak Lane, Twickenham TW1 3PA, United Kingdom. Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook Print
Our gun laws need to be modernized. Most Americans agree. Pew Research published another telling report on the issue in October of 2018. More than two-thirds of Americans support banning assault rifles and high capacity magazines (67%); requiring background checks for all private sales and at gun shows (85%); barring gun sales to anyone on a no-fly or watch list (84%); creating a database to track all gun sales (74%); and, blocking those with mental illness from purchasing guns (89%).At least half of those who consider themselves Republican or lean Republican support each one of these items, some by lopsided majorities.With that kind of public support, our government should be able to do some of these things.Death-by-gun is a public health crisis in America. I have been saying it for years, but only because of the overwhelming evidence.The mass shooting problem in our country is obvious and internationally unique. There is no escaping it for any meaningful amount of time. We no longer have time to do much healing between them anymore. Virginia Beach is this week’s reminder. Twelve innocent people, mostly city employees, were gunned down by another last week for no immediately apparent reason.The incident shares plenty of similarities to other mass shootings. Assigning a non-partisan research organization the task of learning about these numbing events would seem to be a simple and obvious thing for us to do. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is available to do it for us. All we have to do is undo a congressional prohibition on it and fund the study.We should want to know all about why these things keep happening here. I believe we do want to know. When I write “we,” I mean all Americans. That includes gun rights folks, confiscation advocates and everyone in between. There is no legitimate reason not to want to understand why these uniquely American massacres keep happening.We should want to know all we can about every other type of gun death suffered by our country men and women too.Now, before all of the usual objectors start crafting their rage-responses to my transparent ploy to impede their right to buy an AR-15 with no waiting, background check, or to have it delivered promptly to the shooter’s home like a pizza, read on please.Legitimate gun owners, the distinguished “good guys with guns,” are the ones dying more than any other demographic in our country through the use of the very product they so adamantly defend. That’s right, gun manufacturers’ most loyal customers are buying guns and then using them to kill themselves at an alarming rate.The people in this group who are dying would likely oppose my positions on gun policy. They would likely be in the minority of the polling groups reported by Pew in the report cited above.Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America. More than 47,000 people committed suicide here in 2017. Roughly 70% of them are white men. And to further narrow it down, the leading age group among those white men are those 46-64.Have you ever been to a gun show or an NRA convention like the one Indianapolis just hosted? This is who is there.While still nauseated by the murders at Virginia Beach this week, I found myself reading an in-depth piece in Rolling Stone titled “All-American Despair,” written by my friend, Stephen Rodrick. This one focuses on suicide in the American West. Again, for those inclined to be enraged by my suggestion that our culture do something, anything, to try and turn the tide on our gun violence problem, please read this story. If you are a white man, between the age of 46 and 64, read it twice.The largest number of those killed by a bullet each year in America do so via suicide. The guns being used are not stolen. They are being bought legally, often obsessively, by people who shouldn’t have them.Gun control is not about inconveniencing Americans for me. It is about saving lives. Even the lives of those who tirelessly advocate for the right to buy a product that they eventually use on themselves to die.Rodrick writes: “…the men who survived suicide attempts had one thing in common: They didn’t use guns. Pills can be vomited, ropes can break, but bullets rarely miss.”A great America would do something about this. Even when the most vulnerable object.FOOTNOTE: Michael Leppert is a public and governmental affairs consultant in Indianapolis and writes his thoughts about politics, government and anything else that strikes him at MichaelLeppert.com.This article was posted by the City-County Observer without opinion, bias or editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Commentary: Gun Manufacturers Are Killing Their Best CustomersJune 9, 2019 By Michael LeppertMichaelLeppert.comI ran into a friend on Tuesday night who disagrees with me on gun policy. Plenty of my friends do.Whatever.To keep it fresh, I have new reasons this time.
Six suspects were arrested Wednesday in connection with a string of robberies that occurred in the North University Park Area two weeks ago.One suspect has been positively identified by one of the victims, according to the Dept. of Public Safety. There is evidence the other five suspects might also be linked to the crimes.“One suspect was definitely identified by one of the victims,” said DPS Capt. David Carlisle. “DPS made the original detention on the [suspect who] was identified.”The six suspects were arrested within two days of each other; three on April 20, one on April 21 and two on April 22, according to the Incident Resolution Notice released by DPS on Wednesday.“We are very pleased about that,” Carlisle said. “It was a collaborate effort between DPS and LAPD.”The Incident Resolution Notice provided information on the arrests of six suspects responsible for three robberies that occurred within six minutes of each other, on Ellendale Place, West 29th Street, and 27th Street on April 11.In all three of the robberies, weapons were displayed. According to the incident resolution notice, the suspects approached the victims, displayed weapons, demanded their property and fled the scene by foot.