Facebook Linkedin Advertisement Email NewsHealthy approach – herb crusted hakeBy admin – February 17, 2011 435 Health is something we all take for granted – as long as we have it. Few of us think about taking more exercise, cutting back on alcohol or eating a healthy diet until some health problem or other comes along and forces us to take stock. The problem is that many of today’s health problems – high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and some cancers – are largely avoidable with a little effort. So what stops us from putting all the good lifestyle advice we hear into practice? Men tend to die an average of six years younger than women. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There is definitely room for improvement when it comes to looking after our health. Most of us already know that we need to eat lots of fruit and vegetables, take regular exercise and watch our weight to be healthy, but sometimes the thought of all that effort can put us off.Luckily, just increasing the amount of fish you eat every week can make quite a difference to your health. While nothing will substitute for an overall healthy lifestyle, eating fish, especially oil-rich fish, twice a week is a simple and tasty step on the road to good health.Fish is rich in many vital nutrients including protein, B vitamins, selenium, iodine and zinc. Oil-rich fish is also an excellent source of omega 3 fats and vitamins A and D.Lemon and herb crusted haddockWHAT YOU NEED4 haddock fillets(or other chunky white fish)Two fist fulls of fresh breadcrumbsZest and juice of 2 lemonsBunch of chopped fresh parsley or chives2 tablespoons olive oil2 medium leeks – slicedA little salt and pepperWHAT TO DOMix the breadcrumbs with lemon juice, zest, herbs and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.Season the mixture with a little salt and pepper and pat firmly onto the fish.Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degC / 400 degF or Gas mark 5 for 10 – 12 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and the topping is crisp and golden brown.While the fish is cooking, gently fry the leeks in the remaining olive oil until soft.Remove fish from oven and place on a bed of leeks.Serve with baked or mashed potato. WhatsApp Twitter Print Previous articleThe Allotment bookNext articleDa Vinci programme meets Limerick meets Rennes admin
Twiddle has shared pro-shot video of one of the highlight mashups from their movie-themed Halloween show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on October 26th. The Friday gig was the Vermont quartet’s first of two performances at the D.C. venue that weekend, giving fans a double dose of funky jams just in time for the arrival of the weird and spooky holiday.One of the highlight moments from Twiddle’s Friday first that evening in D.C.—aside from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Jeremy Schon sitting in during their second set—was a thrilling rendition of their own “Doinkinbonk!!!” bookended by two instrumental jams on theme songs from beloved film franchises: Harry Potter and James Bond. You can watch the pro-shot video of the impressive “Harry Potter Groove > Doinkinbonk!!! > James Bond Theme” segment from the show’s first set below.Twiddle – “Harry Potter Groove > Doinkinbonk!!! > James Bond Theme”The pro-shot video picks up right when the band was on its way out of “Frankenfoote” and closing in on those magically familiar notes from the world of Harry Potter. Bassist Zdenek Gubb can be seen and heard powering the groove alongside his bandmates in his Halloween kilt as they glide right into the nearly 25-minute jam. A brief pause comes shortly after the 4-minute mark before the band moves into the opening chords of fan-favorite original, “Doinkinbonk!!!”. The funk tune keeps the crowd energy at peak level as usual, but the real fun begins at the 7:45 mark with an eye-popping laser light show.The “James Bond Theme” finally creeps in behind Gubb’s bass line just before the video’s 20-minute mark. As you can see in the clip, no one in the audience appears to leave the dance floor to get one of Bond’s trademark shaken martinis from the bar, so the band must have been doing something right! The entire jam begins to close out as Ryan Dempsey brings the audience back to reality with a fantastic piano solo while the other members of the band follow suit, trading solos.The band also went on to include themes from Lord Of The Rings, Jurassic Park and Braveheart (note the kilts) into the night’s movie-themed show. The highly entertaining mashup was the perfect Halloween warmup, as Twiddle would go on to team up with the Grateful Dead‘s Phil Lesh for a special Phiddle Halloween show at New York’s Capitol Theatre a few nights later as part of Lesh’s annual Phil-O-Ween celebration.Twiddle will continue their North American fall tour tomorrow night with a gig at the Van Buren in Phoenix, in support of SOJA. For a full list of Twiddle’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Twiddle | 9:30 Club | Washington, DC| 10/26/2018Set 1: Nicodemus Portulay* > Frankenfoote**> Doinkinbonk!!!^> Blunderbuss, Lost In The ColdSet 2: Orlando’s^^> Apples %# > Cabbage Face##> Tiberius ***Encore: Mad WorldNotes:* Halloween groove** “Harry Potter”^ “James Bond”^^ “Indiana Jones”% w/Jeremy Schon# “Lord Of The Rings”## “Jurassic Park”*** “Braveheart”
Big heart, little money”Naples is a city with a tremendous resilience to suffering,” Mayor Luigi de Magistris tells AFP.EU statistics show about two out of five risked poverty in 2018 in the city of 2.2 million.A UN study found that a third of the Naples’ 15- to 29-years-olds either had no job or had dropped out of school that year.The black market economy thrives, as well as the accompanying crime.An estimated 3,500 Neapolitans have so far asked for food aid under a coronavirus relief program launched last month.The two street artists and others like English language tutor Teresa Cardo decided that something more substantial — possibly more personal and immediate — needed to be done.They lowered their first baskets, explaining the idea in a little note.”We started by putting a piece of bread, a bag of pasta, a box of peeled tomatoes,” Cardo says.”And two hours later, the basket was completely full.”The mayor is understandably proud. “Naples is a city with a big heart,” he says.But he also laments the various social distancing measures designed to keep people away from each other as much as possible.The mayor wants the old Naples back.”I miss it very much, because in general for human beings but even more so for Neapolitans, it is absolutely against our nature not to hug, not to shake hands.” Angelo Picone lowers a wicker basket full of food to the ground on a rope, leaning over his rustic balcony, verdant with pot plants.”If you can, put something in. If you can’t, take something out,” Picone, a Naples street artist, merrily hollers to bemused passersby in the alleyway below.Picone’s simple message is resonating in a country trying to feed a growing number of poor during the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has officially killed nearly 200 in Naples and more than 15,000 across Italy in just over a month.It has also shattered the Mediterranean country’s economy and left millions at least temporarily unemployed.This makes the hanging “solidarity baskets” and foldout tables laden with food — everything from bread and bananas to boxes of milk and tins of sardines, as well as hot dishes — all the more important at one of the most surreal moments in the city’s history.”This is a special sign of solidarity,” Picone says. “The basket is there. It ensures anonymity.” Topics : For a song Yet Naples’ unrepressed romance is in the spring air at even the dourest of times.A slender young man wearing a black coat and a loose scarf breaks into song for no apparent reason.A few smiling women on the nearby balconies of squat pastel buildings shout “bravo” and applaud after he finishes with a hand-waving flourish and takes a bow.The young man then sticks his hand in the food basket and walks away with a cheeky bounce in his step.The performance was his personal contribution in exchange for the food.Picone speaks with nonchalance about how he drew his inspiration from a city doctor who did something very similar for the poor a century ago.According to local legend, doctor Giuseppe Moscati held out his hat at the end of his consultations.Patients were not obliged to pay and dropped in as many coins as they could afford.The good doctor was canonized by the Catholic Church in 1987.”We are fortunate that in Naples we feel like we need to help each other out,” says Gennaro, a street artist like Picone.A person wearing a facemask pulls two bags of cookies from the wicker basket and holds them aloft in self-deprecating celebration.
By Joe ChapmanTWO former leading football officials in Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Upper Berbice) have initiated a sports programme, aimed at fostering the development of youths in the area of sports in the mining town of Linden.Former president of the Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA) Collis Gifth and past secretary of the UDFA, Jermaine Figueira (MP) are the main movers, as executive directors, behind the Right Start Foundation, a non-profit organisation which intends to push for the empowering of young men and women in sports, armed with the fundamentals which will enable them to have better values and understanding of the importance of education in pursuing sports.MP Figueira, who is responsible for Marketing and Accounting, stated: “The programme is strategically designed to eloquently amalgamate sports and academic values in an effort to give our young aspirants a sense of understanding that enables them to encapsulate the importance of having a sound academic background in order to become a successful sportsman or woman.”The Member of Parliament and secondary school teacher noted that “it is no secret that most, if not all our young athletes dream of one day becoming like one of the great sports superstars they admire.“However, although they may have the physical aptitude and passion to become as great as their icons, many of them fail to even consider that apart from being physically fortified, there is a much greater part to becoming a successful athlete, which is to be academically sound.”According to Figueira ”many of them see the success but don’t see the sacrifice”.Gifth, who has responsibility for Administration and Finance explained that “in the much developed nations, once a certain level of talent is discovered within a child, he or she is admitted into an academy where their talents are nurtured in an embryonic environment, and into college where he or she is given an opportunity to pursue an academic career apart from playing sports, which can certainly guarantee them the solid foundation they truly need to achieve the level of success they envisage, and more importantly have a sound career out of sports.”Relating the importance of academics for youths involved in sport: “By the time that player reaches a professional level, he or she will at least possess a Bachelor’s Degree in an academic field which makes him/her well-rounded athletes with a sound academic background to corroborate their physical capabilities. This therefore will nullify any chances of career setbacks or failures even if he/she does not make it to stardom status,” Figueira argued.Looking at the advantage of academics Figueira opined “In simpler terms, educated players are easier to be coached and respond better to what they are taught.”The first venture by this new group will be an innovation, Formula/Twenty (F/20) Community Cup Skills Football tournament during the Linden Town Week in April where many youths will be involved in football competitions with a difference that should engage their interests somewhat.With this in mind, Gifth remarked that through this initiative by his foundation they are bringing to Linden the quest for young athletes having an academic career that will be enhanced once they are given the ‘Right Start’.