Papaya Smoothie.

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle Papaya Smoothie. by: – August 6, 2011 31 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Directions:Combine all ingredients in a blender; cover and blend until very smooth and frothy. Pour into 2 tall glasses and serve.Tip: No buttermilk? You can use buttermilk powder prepared according to package directions. Or make “sour milk”: the ratio is 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.Recipe source: Share Papaya Smoothie.Beat the winter blues with a taste of the tropics; this papaya smoothie has an added buttermilk tang.Recipe Nutrition:Per serving: 177 calories; 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g mono unsaturated fat); 2 mg cholesterol; 42 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 2 g fiber; 74 mg sodium; 365 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (100% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv).Ingredients:1 papaya, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped (1 1/4 cups)3/4 cup bottled fruit nectar, such as papaya, mango or peach1/2 cup buttermilk (see Tip)2 1/2 tablespoons sugar, preferably superfine2 tablespoons fresh lime juice5 ice cubes Tweetlast_img read more

Cockhill Park to celebrate Golden Jubilee

first_imgThere will be a huge celebration in Inishowen on Saturday when Buncrana’s Cockhill Park celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Buncrana housing estate, which consists of 26 homes, is set to host more than 400 people for a major celebration.The day’s events will kick-off at 3pm when Fr Walsh takes mass proceeding on the green in front of Cockhill Park before food is served and live music follows in the evening. As part of the Golden Jubilee celebration, the organising committee published a book on Friday, complete with photographs from Donal Kearney.Visitors have been advised to use available parking at the local school hall and church to avoid congestion.Cockhill Park to celebrate Golden Jubilee was last modified: June 21st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Actor who damaged Garda cell cannot pay fine until new acting role

first_imgA court was told that well-known actor Gerard McSorley will not be able to pay a €150 court fine until he gets a new acting contract in January.The 69-year-old Fr Ted star, who has also appeared in a number of top movies, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today. An arrest warrant had been issued for McSorley after he failed to appear in court earlier this week.Garda Inspector Sean Grant told the court that McSorley had originally ben arrested at Letterkenny Bus Station on November 27th last after he was drunk and disorderly.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station but continued to be abusive to Gardai and members of the public.While in the cell he continually spat at the cell door which needed to be cleaned by a cleaning company at a cost of €50.After he was released from custody, McSorley continued to be abusive and spat at a member of the public in the public area of the Garda station and was rearrested.McSorley, wearing a scarf and hat and using a walking stick, did not address the court.Instead, his solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, explained how his client was a very well-known actor with a “distinguished career.”However, he said that he had a number of issues including alcohol, mental health as well as medical issues.He said he had spoken to his client of Trinity Court, Newtowncunningham, and that he estimated he had spent €80,000 on prescription tablets over the years to cope with his health issues.He added that on the evening in question he had been drinking and had been reminiscing about a number of lost colleagues.“My client is not working at present but is getting a contract in the New Year. He is technically unemployed at present.“He has made contact with his family and is hoping to spend Christmas with them,” said Mr Gallagher.He added that his client was a separated man with three grown-up children.Actor Gerard McSorley in court today. Pic by Northwest Newspix.The court heard that McSorley, of Trinity Court, Newtowncunningham, Co Donegal has a number of previous convictions for public order offences.Judge Paul Kelly fined McSorley €100 for breach of the peace and a further €50 for criminal damage to the Garda station cell.Judge Kelly asked if he had the money but Mr Gallagher said he did not but would have it when he got his next working contract.The Judge gave the accused 6 months to pay the fine and legal aid was granted in the case.Actor who damaged Garda cell cannot pay fine until new acting role was last modified: December 6th, 2019 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) Tags:celldonegaldrunkFr TedGardaGerard McSorleyspatlast_img read more

SA ready for 2010

first_imgThe panel in discussion at the mediabriefing held in Beijing in August to report on the status of South Africa’s 2010preparations. South Africa’s Ekhaya Hospitality centrebustled with international journalists.(Images: International Marketing Council)Janine ErasmusSouth Africa’s Local Organising Committee (LOC) held a press briefing in Beijing on 21 August 2008 to report on the status of the country’s preparations to host the Fifa World Cup in 2010. The delegation was led by South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Finance Jabu Moleketi, and LOC CEO Danny Jordaan.Other members of the delegation included Minister in the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa Dr Essop Pahad, Fifa Secretary-General Jérôme Valcke, Commissioner Andre Pruis of the South African Police Services, and Ray Wheland of Zurich-based MATCH AG, the company tasked by Fifa to provide ticketing and hospitality services for major Fifa events such as the 2009 and 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2010 and 2014 World Cup tournaments.The briefing took the form of a panel discussion forum facilitated by Government Communication and Information Systems and the national Department of Sports and Recreation.South Africa has taken full advantage of the media opportunities presented by the Beijing Olympics, which has attracted 5 600 accredited journalists and other media professionals from all over the world, said CEO of Government Communication and Information Systems and official government spokesperson Themba Maseko.Speaking at the briefing, held at South Africa’s Ekhaya (isiZulu, home) Hospitality Centre in the Westin Chaoyang Hotel, Minister in the Presidency Pahad said that the 2010 World Cup must be used as a vehicle to project a whole new image of South Africa, and the African continent, to the world.“For us this event is much more than sport,” said Pahad. “It is about South Africa’s and Africa’s ability to host the world. It is about getting out from underneath the welter of negative press coverage our continent receives. It is about informing the world that Africa has much to offer, that our people are ready to receive the world, ready to host those who come to the World Cup and that when they come they will receive a wonderfully unforgettable African experience.”Ready to welcome the worldLOC CEO Danny Jordaan re-iterated South Africa’s readiness to hold an event of the magnitude of the World Cup, adding that construction is ahead of schedule in most cases. “In terms of our stadium construction programme, our deadline for the Confederations Cup venues is December 2008,” he said. “Those stadiums are there and they are being upgraded. In terms of stadium readiness, we can say here, that will be ready by the end of 2009. All the stadiums will be complete for kick off.“For the rest of the stadiums, the completion date is October 2009. Eighty percent of those stadiums will be completed by July 2009.”In a media briefing held on 13 August 2008 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, Deputy Finance Minister Moleketi said that South Africa is meeting the timelines set in terms of development and construction. “We have covered a lot of ground. The timelines and the deadlines that we set ourselves have been met, and those are also in keeping in ensuring that we are indeed ready to host 2010.”With regard to tourism, an extra three million tourists are expected to visit South Africa during the World Cup, boosting the number of tourists in a single year to 10-million. “We are there to give them an experience to ensure that they come back with their families and friends,” said Moloketi.Tourism to South Africa currently contributes more than 8% to the country’s GDP, and is expected to leap to 12% in June and July 2010.The entire Southern African region will gain from the World Cup in tourism terms, said Pahad. “Tourism SA is in the process of linking 2010 to a range of other tourism experiences throughout the country and the region. Travel throughout the region will as far as possible be relatively easy and seamless.”The minister went on to mention the Univisa, which will allow visitors to travel to all countries in the Southern African Development Community region on one visa.Jordaan also commented that the successful hosting of the World Cup will open the door to other prestigious events, and possibly even the Olympics which, too, has never taken place on African soil. “It is very important that we succeed in this world cup, because nothing less is required to open the door for the last major event on the continent the Olympics.”Fifa added its voice to the discussion, with the organisation’s secretary-general Jérôme Valcke affirming that Fifa and South Africa are working hard together to ensure that the highly-anticipated event will happen in South Africa. “If we say the World Cup will take place in South Africa, it will take place in South Africa. We are on the right timing and the right track to ensure that all goes according to plan.”Andre Pruis, the South African police commissioner, assured delegates that the World Cup will be a safe and secure event, saying most of the safety and security infrastructure is already in place.Setting the examplePahad paid tribute to the People’s Republic of China for successfully hosting the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “From the spectacular opening ceremony to the unfailing courtesy of all the volunteers and the performances of the athletes representing the People’s Republic of China we can all agree that these Olympic Games are simply phenomenal,” he said.In January 2008 China and South Africa celebrated a decade of international relations. Relations between the two countries did not take off in 1994 because of a dispute involving Taiwan, but on New Year’s Day 1998 bilateral relations were established and have developed smoothly ever since.A report on the official Chinese government portal says that in 2000 the volume of bilateral trade reached $2-billion, at that time more than 20% of the total trade volume between China and the entire African continent. And by the end of 2006, the volume of Sino-South Africa trade had almost quintupled to $9.8-billion.Celebrating Africa’s humanityWith the Beijing Olympics drawing to a close, the attention of the world will now shift to Africa. The 2010 World Cup, the first ever to take place on the African continent, is not only viewed as a South African event, but an African event that will boost the country’s and the continent’s standing in the global community. “Our destiny is linked to that of the rest of Africa,” said Pahad, “and we are working to build a better South Africa, a better Africa and a better world.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesWorld Cup host cities South Africans upbeat about 2010Tourism in South AfricaUnivisa for SA touristsUseful linksSouth Africa 2010SA TourismDepartment of Sport and RecreationJoburg host city websitelast_img read more

Cape Town train times on your mobile

first_imgIt’s now as easy as picking up your cellphone to find out the train schedules in Cape Town.Commuters using the Southern and Northern lines in the Cape Town metro can now get the schedules of the train times via their cell phones. (Image: Cape Town Travel)Brand South Africa reporterGrapevine Interactive, a mobile services firm, has launched a free mobile internet site for Cape Town metro train users of the Southern and Northern lines.Until now, commuters have found it very difficult to get hold of metro train schedules without either physically being at a station or having access to a computer. Now it’s as easy as picking up your cellphone.With more commuters shifting from car to train transport as their most cost-effective option, especially due to the recent fuel price hikes, there is an increased demand for rapid access to train timetable data.Although one can access schedules via a PC connected to the internet, a number of commuters indicated a need for a simple, easy-to-access timetable service on their mobile phones.Standard daily train allows anyone with a WAP-capable cellphone to access the standard daily train schedules for the Southern line from Cape Town-to-Simonstown, and the Northern line from Cape Town-to-Bellville.The schedules work in either direction, include all stations in-between and take into account week days, weekends and public holidays. Special train times are not included.The CTTrains mobi site was initially created as a training exercise for new cellphone application developers at Grapevine Interactive, but it soon became apparent that the greater Cape Town community could make use of this easy-to-use tool.Free-of-charge serviceGrapevine Interactive has now launched the system to commuters as a free service, except for data charges that may be incurred by the mobile operators. The public schedules are accurately reproduced by the service, but unfortunately if there are cancellations Grapevine will not be notified about it.Cliff Court, Grapevine Interactive’s chief technology officer, said in discussing the mobi site: “Once we had developed the site and had shown it to a few train users, it became clear that this was tremendously useful to them. We then decided to offer the system as a free-of-charge service for commuters.”Grapevine Interactive has included a feedback option within the mobi site so that the public can let them know what they think of the site and how it can be improved for even more convenience. If the usage of the site is high, Grapevine Interactive has undertaken to add additional line schedules as well.Source: South African Press Association.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Should Occupants Have Control of Their Home Ventilation System?

first_imgWhy not give control to the occupants?The issue first came up in this blog about a year ago, though, when Michael Blasnik wrote in one of his comments on my article about blower doors and mechanical ventilation: “I’m also surprised how you (and Joe) are so adamant about mechanical ventilation but then think we can rely on occupants to set their own ventilation rates. That would be a good idea if [no-glossary]radon[/no-glossary], [no-glossary]asbestos[/no-glossary], CO, and other pollutants were all smelly — but they aren’t.”The Joe he referenced is of course Joseph Lstiburek, PhD, PE. He and Michael went back and forth in what was probably the best comment debate ever hosted by this blog. In one of Joe’s comments, he wrote:“In our experience, the occupant is more intelligent on setting acceptable ventilation rates specific to them than the members of the [no-glossary]ASHRAE[/no-glossary] 62 committees.”Then, last summer I interviewed Paul Francisco, chair of the ASHRAE 62.2 committee, and he told me:“I don’t believe homeowners should have no control. I also think that homeowners can’t detect a lot of potential indoor air quality hazards and they’re not knowledgeable enough to know what levels of ventilation they need at any particular time.”One of the issues is the same one that has Joe riled up enough to create his own ventilation standard. What ventilation rates should we recommend for homes? Joe has been giving talks about the issue over the past year and says the rates we recommend are based on research about odor control. Dr. Max Sherman of LBNL sees things differently, and I’ll come back to the question of optimal ventilation rates in another article. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. We can make this workThe real problems, it seems to me, are inadequate education and lack of good control options. Of course occupants need to have control. When they turn their HVAC systems off and open the windows, the ventilation system needs to go off, too. When they’re having the extended family over for Thanksgiving, they should be able to crank it up. No, they can’t smell radon or carbon monoxide, but that’s a job for more than just the ventilation system.No matter how sophisticated a ventilation system we put into a house, though, the occupants exert control in another way: They have a big impact on the source strengths of many of the pollutants, especially in older homes in which the building’s materials aren’t off-gassing much anymore. What are they keeping in the home or garage or crawlspace? What are they doing in the home?There’s just no way a one-size-fits-all approach can work. Few occupants can afford to have their local ventilation pro make regular visits to make sure they’re getting the right amount of ventilation. The solution is to recognize that occupants will be in control no matter what we try to do to prevent that. We need better system designs and better controls to help them get the best possible results from their ventilation systems.Will some of them do stupid things, like turn it off and never run it? Absolutely. Some people never change the filters in their air conditioner or the oil in their car. We need controls for the users on the lowest end that have feedback equivalent to the oil and temperature dummy lights on the dashboard of their car. For more interested and sophisticated occupants, devices like the Fantech controller shown above are one of the best solutions.We can make this work! The question about who has control isn’t really the relevant question. The real question is, who will seize the opportunity to improve ventilation systems and controls so that residential indoor air quality starts to realize the gains that are possible? One of the points of contention in the great ventilation debate is whether a home’s occupants should control their own ventilation systems. The issue came up again in my recent article, Will a Gas Furnace Dry Out a Home’s Air? I wrote that occupants should have control of their ventilation system and experiment with the rate to help prevent drying out the air by diluting it with too much cold, dry outdoor air. Paul Raymer, a friend and member of the ASHRAE 62.2 committee, then questioned me on that:“We can make ventilation system controls that do pretty much anything, like vary the rate automatically in response to other factors, but what would those factors be and would anyone be willing to pay for such controls? Do you know of any data that would tell us the percentage of impact from the mechanical ventilation on the RH in the house?”center_img N.B. If you’re going to the ACI national conference in Detroit this year, I’ll be a co-moderator of a panel on this topic: The Ventilation Standard Debate — Real Housewives of 62.2. Duncan Prahl of IBACOS put it together and is the other moderator. The panelists will include Joe Lstiburek, Paul Francisco, Michael Lubliner, and Don Stevens. You really don’t want to miss it! Whose responsibility is it?Over the past week, I’ve read a whole lot of comments posted about this question, and it seems there are about as many good arguments in favor as there are in opposition to giving control to the occupants. For example, David Eakin wrote that occupants absolutely should not have control:“This is not new science. How long have submarines been in operation? How long have modern mining operations been in operation? What about the decades of study and application from NASA? The answer (and probably the solutions) are already old tech. Looks more like politics than science at work in residential air quality.”One pitfall mentioned by several people was the inability of many occupants to understand the ventilation system well enough to control it. This comment on LinkedIn by Ron Bolender is typical:“My experience is most home owners/occupants don’t understand the benefits of their whole house ventilation system, let alone how to control it so it is turned off. When installed in new houses very few builders are doing a good job of educating their purchasers on the purpose of the ventilation system and how to control it. Technical and IT people may be able to read a manual and figure out how to control them at the control panel however, many unfortunately don’t know how to control them.”Here’s the thing, though. People will find ways to mess with the system despite the best efforts of the designer or installer. Also, why should professionals tell occupants they’re not smart enough to touch their ventilation system when we allow them to do much more dangerous things, like drive cars? “But, seriously, do any of us think ventilation issues are any more complicated than automobile safety? In fact it’s way simpler, and the stakes are not as severe. We can do this — but not if we try to do it all through the standard alone or through automated technology without user input,” wrote Eric Werling.last_img read more

Beermen are going to miss Arwind Santos’ Spiderman dunk

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Joking aside, Cabagnot said he’s “gonna miss that spidey dunk.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next I will match you!! Haha— Chris Ross (@cmross6) January 15, 2019READ: End of ‘Spiderman dunk’ as PBA deems ‘monkey ride’ unsportsmanlikeThe league on Tuesday released a memo wherein “a player who hangs onto the rim after a dunk and places either or both of his feet onto the backboard, shall be assessed with an unsportsmanlike technical foul.”ADVERTISEMENT The All-Star guards even joked about paying the fine just for Santos to continue doing his patented dunks.I’m sponsoring the first spidey dunk “fine” this conference ? @cmross6 you want to sponsor the 2nd spidey dunk ? 😊😊😊😊FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars— alex cabagnot (@askcabaggie) January 15, 2019 LATEST STORIES 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 TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening A day hasn’t passed since the PBA issued a memorandum banning Arwind Santos’ ‘Spiderman’ dunk but his San Miguel Beer teammates Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross are already sentimental over it.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Knicks’ Enes Kanter says anyone against Turkey president is a ‘target’ MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more