Parma Ham, Mozzarella and Taleggio Kebabs plus a readers offer

first_imgEmail 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. center_img Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook Printlast_img read more

Canadian World War II destroyer becomes ceremonial flagship

first_imgA 75-year-old destroyer and World War II and Korean War veteran officially became the Royal Canadian Navy’s flagship in a ceremony on May 26 in Ontario.  The ceremony was part of a two-day community event co-hosted by the Royal Canadian Navy and Parks Canada, in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Oshawa Military and Industrial Museum, and the City of Hamilton.Through this ceremonial designation, HMCS Haida will fly the Canadian Naval Ensign and observe traditional sunrise and sunset ceremonies during its operating season from May to October. There will also be a Honourary Commanding Officer appointed to the vessel.In the evening of May 26th, a traditional sunset ceremony was held followed by HMCS Haida’s transformation into an illuminated living memorial in remembrance of the fallen of the battles of the Atlantic and the St. Lawrence.During the Second World War, HMCS Haida joined the Arctic convoys, escorting merchant ships on the Murmansk Run to Russia. The vessel patrolled the English Channel as part of preparations for D-Day and played an active role in the Allied invasion of Normandy. HMCS Haida subsequently served in the Korean War and the Cold War before being retired from active service in 1963, earning the moniker “fightingest ship” of the Royal Canadian Navy.This year marks HMCS Haida’s 75th anniversary of first entering into service. The last remaining Second World War Tribal-class destroyer in the world, the vessel was among the fastest and most powerful of its kind at that time.“This is a tremendous day for both the Royal Canadian Navy and for Parks Canada. HMCS Haida exemplifies the values of our naval personnel in uniform – service above self; courage in the face of immense danger; indomitable spirit; and the relentless pursuit of excellence,” Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander Royal Canadian Navy, said. “As flagship of the RCN, Haida now stands as a permanent reminder of the sacrifice and courage of Canada’s sailors, so that future generations of Canadians and sailors can be inspired by its story and the proud traditions of our Royal Canadian Navy.” View post tag: HMCS Haida Share this article Photo: HMCS Haida at the National Historic Site in Hamilton, Ontario. Photo: Parks Canada View post tag: Royal Canadian Navylast_img read more

Florida Doubles One-Day Coronavirus Record

first_img(Tallahassee, FL) — Florida is surpassing the previous one-day coronavirus record.The state announced nearly 9000 new COVID-19 infections today with 39 deaths.The new numbers eclipse the record of more than 5500 on Wednesday. Over the last week, Florida has recorded 29,163 new infections, which is nearly a quarter of the state’s total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began more than three months ago, according to the Miami Herald. The state’s total number of confirmed cases now stands at 122,960.Deaths in the peninsula are also skyrocketing with 137 new deaths reported Friday, the Department of Health announced, bringing the statewide death toll “north of 3,400,” the Herald reported.The number of deceased patients nearly tripled overnight. On Thursday, just 46 deaths were reported.In an effort to curb the recent spike, the drinking of alcohol at bars has been suspended by the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation.last_img read more

Australia wield the axe for third South Africa Test

first_imgAustralia’s selectors have responded to the threat of a first ever Test series sweep on home soil by dropping five players from their squad for the third match against South Africa, which begins in Adelaide on Thursday.Joe Burns, Adam Voges and Callum Ferguson, as well as wicketkeeper Peter Nevill, paid the price for a string of batting collapses, while seamer Joe Mennie was also axed after the innings defeat in the second Test in Hobart. (South Africa humiliate Australia in Hobart, clinch series 2-0)Four uncapped players – openers Matt Renshaw and Nic Maddinson, wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Handscomb and seamer Chadd Sayers – came into the 12-man squad. (Humiliated Steve Smith says Australia lacking pride)Wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade and seamer Jackson Bird, both given previous chances at Test level before being discarded, were also recalled.South Africa have ensured a third straight series triumph in Australia with thumping victories in Perth and Hobart, rendering the day-night third Test a dead rubber and plunging the host nation into crisis. (Rod Marsh steps down as Australia chairman of selectors after Hobart loss)Chief selector Rod Marsh stood down from his post ahead of schedule last week and so on Sunday it was his temporary replacement Trevor Hohns who wielded the axe in Adelaide.”Matt has established himself in a short period of time as one of the best young opening bats in the country,” Hohns said. (Inquisition continues for Australia ‘in crisis’)”Peter’s form over the last couple of seasons has been very consistent. He has a good all-round game and we think he is the type of player who could succeed at the next level.advertisement”Nic is an exciting and talented young player and we feel now is the ideal time for him to be involved with the Australian team.”Coach Darren Lehmann suggested after the Hobart defeat that only captain Steve Smith, his vice-captain David Warner and seamers Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc were secure and the selection panel was true to his word.Top order batsman Usman Khawaja, who has been recalled and discarded regularly since making his debut during the 2010-11 Ashes series, also survived along with off-spinner Nathan Lyon. (Trevor Hohns to lead Australia selection panel after Rod Marsh quits)Sayers and Bird are likely to be in contention for one spot in the pace attack along with Starc and Hazlewood, while Wade looks set to replace Nevill behind the stumps.”Chadd bowls very well in Adelaide and Jackson is coming off a strong performance in his last Test match earlier in the year and both deserve their chance,” Hohns added.”Matthew has worked extremely hard on his keeping in the past few seasons and we consider it to have improved substantially. He is also a very valuable player with the bat and will add to the depth in our batting order.”Squad: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Jackson Bird, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nic Maddinson, Nathan Lyon, Matt Renshaw, Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade.last_img read more

SAIC Motor to set up its first car manufacturing facility in India

first_imgSAIC Motor Corporation Limited on Tuesday announced its plan to enter the Indian automobile market through a fully-owned car manufacturing facility in the country.Ranked 46th in the Fortune Global 500 list, with an annual revenue of over USD 100 Billion, SAIC Motor is pleased to be part of the expanding Indian automotive market, slated to be the third-biggest in the world by the year 2020.The operations, which are expected to commence in 2019, will create sizeable employment opportunities under the “Make in India” and “Skill India” initiatives and positively contribute to the economic development of the region. The company is in the process of finalizing its manufacturing facility and is firming up its product strategy for the Indian market, details of which will be announced at a later stage.SAIC Motor’s vision for India is to deliver environment friendly mobility solutions under the iconic “MG” (Morris Garages) brand. As a new-age auto company focused on innovation and technology, the company offers various solutions and technological capabilities required in the development of ‘New Energy Vehicles’, to cater to the changing needs of global customers and the overall ecosystem.”The introduction of the iconic British Sports Car Brand ‘MG’ in India is an important part of SAIC Motor’s global strategy. Our aim is to provide best-in-class vehicles, integrating sophisticated British design and quality, breakthrough product features and a pleasing ownership experience,” the company said in a statement. The MG brand, which originated as an iconic British Racing Sports Brand in the year 1924, has evolved into a modern-day innovative brand through the last 93 years.advertisementMG products, that are designed and engineered at its European and Global Design Centres, will now also be manufactured in India while conforming to global quality standards and aligning with the Indian regulations, emission norms and driving conditions.SAIC Motor adopts the global standard in developing high quality products in various markets where it is located across the globe including UK, USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Middle East, South East Asia, Thailand and Indonesia. SAIC Motor has also established its ‘Overseas Innovation Center’ in Silicon Valley, California. Over the years, both its MG and Maxus brands have respectively emerged as one of the fastest growing brands in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Thailand.SAIC Motor’s recent launch of a breakthrough ‘internet car’ in collaboration with Alibaba in the ‘connected car space’ is a new milestone in the global automotive industry which has seen unprecedented success. “This was possible by integrating the premium technological resources through the company’s leading world-class supplier base,” the company said.With the establishment of its fully-owned subsidiary, “MG Motor India”, the Company today also announced some senior level appointments.  Mr. Rajeev Chaba, a veteran with over two decades of experience in the automotive sector will be the President and Managing Director of MG Motor India. He joins MG Motor India with a wealth of global experience, proven track record and a very good local insight. Rajeev’s last assignment was as global COO in Vanguard Logistics, USA and as an operating partner of ManCapital, a UK based Private equity firm. Prior to that, he had worked in world class automobile companies in senior positions at different locations including Dubai, India, Japan and China.P. Balendran, also with a wealth of experience in the auto sector has been appointed as the Executive Director. Balendran has joined MG Motor India after spending over 18 years in global automobile companies in senior positions.  Before that, he had also worked in many other organizations and renowned companies within India and abroad in various senior positions.The company said it is delighted to have both Rajeev Chaba and Balendran join MG Motor India as its senior leadership team.  Their wide and varied experience in the auto sector will lead the company to a successful future in India. The company has also started functional level appointments to further strengthen its operations going forward.last_img read more

‘Little sh*t’! Why Croatia fans have turned on Modric

first_imgCroatia ‘Little sh*t’! Why some Croatia fans have turned on Real Madrid idol Luka Modric Ante Buskulic & Ronan Murphy Last updated 1 year ago 15:23 6/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) croatia senegal - luka modric - 08062018 Goran Stanzl/Pixsell Croatia Croatia v Nigeria Nigeria World Cup The midfielder is popular with his club’s fans, but a recent trial in his homeland has turned him into a villain for the national team Luka Modric should be the star of the show for Croatia at the 2018 World Cup. The midfielder enters the tournament having won the Champions League for the third year in a row with Real Madrid. He’s a hugely popular figure in Spain, but fans of his national team do not hold the 32-year-old in the same high esteem.As a child during the Croatian War of Independence, Modric was forced to leave his home of Modrici, with his grandfather killed by Serbs who occupied the area. He was forced to live in a hotel in Zadar with other refugees, with his only comfort coming from playing football.A trial at Hajduk Split did not go well for the youngster, who was told he was too small and weak, forcing him to move once more, joining Dinamo Zagreb as a 16-year-old. A modest and humble player, he was initially greatly admired by peers, but Croatian supporters took their time to warm to him as they criticised him for not being attacking enough, preferring to pass the ball to the nearest team-mate or else backwards in order to keep possession. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move This was magnified when he lined out for Croatia, with fans expecting him to replicate his performances from Tottenham and then Real Madrid for the national side. It was not until 2015 or 2016 that he finally began to convince supporters, helping raise his own game and that of his team-mates in the trademark red and white shirt.However, in recent times Modric has again become unpopular with many fans in Croatia. The reason for this is the midfielder’s association with the controversial agent Zdravko Mamic – a man labelled by his critics as the ‘godfather of Croatian football’ due to his widespread power and influence throughout the game in the country.Even as a teenager, Modric was associated with Mamic, who owned the Mamic Soccer Agency (MSA). Mamic helped orchestrate Modric’s move to Dinamo, and sought to help the young players who had signed civil contracts with him by helping them financially in return for a percentage of their salaries if they had successful football careers.It was speculated that Modric, Eduardo da Silva, Dejan Lovren and many others had signed these contracts with MSA, but Mamic insists that he was risking his future because these players may never have become successful.”It was a business risk I took! You always speak about Modric and Eduardo, but what about those players I invested in and never got anything in return because they failed to make a career?” Mamic explained several years ago.Despite Mamic’s claims that he was acting in his clients’ interests, the whole story went public when Eduardo sued Mamic, claiming that the deal was like an owner-slave relationship if he was forced to give Mamic a percentage of his salary until the end of his career.Eduardo argued that he did not understand what he was agreeing to when he signed the contract as he did not understand Croatian fluently. He had arrived in Zagreb as a 15-year-old, with Mamic paying for his surgery and buying a house for the player and his family which later allowed Eduardo to qualify for Croatia through residency.The court favoured Mamic over Eduardo in the case, but the agent was forced to close down MSA after becoming director and executive president at Dinamo. He insisted that his son Mario Mamic would also return his agent’s license to FIFA and not become involved in the transfer of Dinamo players, but it later emerged that no such thing had happened.Mamic’s influence also spread to the Croatian FA, where he had an impact on the selection of national team coaches and the association’s presidential elections. However, it was his relationship with Dinamo and his involvement in their player sales that was ultimately called into question, with Mamic brought to trial to assess whether he made illegal personal profits.Many big-name players were called as witnesses for Mamic’s trial, including Modric, and were asked to explain their relationship with Dinamo and Mamic. The judge ruled that, alongside the contract Dinamo had with players, they would also sign a deal that would regulate how transfer money would be split between the club and player, with the percentage assigned to the player eventually ending up in Mamic’s pocket.luka modric tottenhamZdravko MamicAt the time of his sale in 2008, Modric was the biggest transfer in Dinamo’s history when he was sold for €21 million to Tottenham. As part of his agreement, Modric agreed to hand his percentage to Mamic, but during the trial, the prosecution proved that the additional deal regarding the split of player/club income was signed after Modric’s transfer to Tottenham, rather than before.During his testimony, Modric changed some of his initial statements, saying “I don’t remember” when asked when the contracts were signed and, when he received money from the deal, as well as confusing the date he made his international debut. Modric claimed the authorities dragged him from the national team camp and questioned him for several hours in the night, leaving him too tired to properly understand the statement he had signed for them. During the trial, the changes from his statement benefited Mamic.This alteration in his statement to try to help Mamic was not well-received by football fans in Croatia. He was the target of some offensive graffiti in Zadar, Zagreb and Split, while fans sang “Luka Modric, little sh*t” during Croatian league matches.At the end of the trial in March of this year, Mamic was found guilty and sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison, while Modric and Lovren face charges for perjury. Mamic escaped to Bosnia and Herzegovina the night before the verdict was given, claiming he will appeal.The trial has stained Modric’s reputation among supporters, with Hajduk Split supporters even cheering against Croatia due to Modric’s involvement. Other club fans still want the nation to do well at the World Cup, but now Modric will never be their hero, no matter what he achieves on the field.last_img read more