Young chef bags Michelin Star Award

first_imgHighly esteemed Donegal chef Roisin Gillen and her team have bagged themselves Ireland’s prestigious Michelin Star Award of 2016!Roisin, a third year Culinary Arts student at Dublin Institute of Technology has recently been working with Andrew Heron and Damien Grey at Heron & Grey in Blackrock for the past eight months.With Roisin and Damien cooking up a storm in the kitchen, and Andrew looking after the Front of House, the restaurant has quickly established itself as one of Dublin’s greatest gems. Heron & Grey pride themselves on using local Irish produce and change the menu every two weeks!Damien first spotted Roisin at Broiche in Ranelagh when she was only in first year, and immediately knew she would be a great addition to his restaurant once opened due to her natural flare for the culinary arts.A busy woman, in first year after winning a Tabasco competition, she won a trip to Avery Island in Louisiana, and in her second year tutors chose her to represent DIT at a catering college just outside Toronto. We’re sure we’ll hear much more from this amazingly talented young chef.Well done Roisin from the team at Donegal Daily!Young chef bags Michelin Star Award was last modified: October 15th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:BarnesmorechefDITdonegalheron and greymichelin star awardroisin gillenlast_img read more

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The road to Formula One title

first_imgGermany’s Nico Rosberg can win his first Formula One title in Abu Dhabi on Sunday while Lewis Hamilton remains in contention to become Britain’s first four times world champion.The following details the Mercedes drivers’ road to the championship showdown: (Lewis Hamilton wins Brazilian GP to take title battle down to last race)AUSTRALIARosberg started the season as he had ended 2015, with a victory. Hamilton, who was on pole position but made a poor start and dropped to seventh, finished second.Rosberg 25 points, Hamilton 18BAHRAINHamilton again started on pole but Rosberg won, his fifth in a row. Rosberg led away at the start while Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas collided. The Briton fought back from seventh at the end of lap one to finish third.Rosberg 50, Hamilton 33CHINARosberg started on pole, led throughout and collected his sixth successive victory. Hamilton started last after failing to set a time in qualifying due to engine problems, made 18 overtakes and finished seventh — his lowest in 41 races. He made five stops after a first lap collision.Rosberg 75, Hamilton 39RUSSIARosberg led all the way from pole and set the fastest lap for his first ‘Grand Slam’. The win was his seventh in a row. Hamilton started 10th and anchored the team’s second one-two of the season, despite a water pressure problem. The gap between the Mercedes pair ballooned to 43 points.Rosberg 100, Hamilton 57SPAINRosberg’s winning run ended when he and Hamilton, on pole, collided at the start while fighting for the lead. Dutch teenager Max Verstappen won on his Red Bull debut.advertisementRosberg 100, Hamilton 57MONACOHamilton’s first win of the season. The Briton started third and set the fastest lap. Rosberg was asked to move aside for his team mate after suffering tyre and brake temperature issues.Rosberg 106, Hamilton 82CANADAHamilton won again, from pole. Rosberg finished fifth. The German started second but banged wheels with his team mate at the first corner and went off, fighting back from 10th. He also pitted after a slow puncture but set the fastest lap.Rosberg 116, Hamilton 107EUROPE (BAKU)Rosberg started on pole, led all the way and set the fastest lap. Hamilton started 10th and struggled to resolve an engine-setting problem. He finished fifth.Rosberg 141, Hamilton 117AUSTRIAHamilton won from pole and set the fastest lap. Rosberg led for much of the race but finished fourth after the Mercedes drivers collided on the last lap. The German, who started sixth after a grid drop for a gearbox change, collected a 10-second penalty and a reprimand.Rosberg 153, Hamilton 142BRITAINHamilton’s fourth win in five races, and from pole. Rosberg finished second but collected a 10-second penalty for advice received over the radio, dropping him to third.Rosberg 168, Hamilton 167HUNGARYHamilton won and took the overall lead for the first time this season. Rosberg started on pole but finished second.Hamilton 192, Rosberg 186GERMANYHamilton won for the fourth race in a row. Rosberg started on pole but finished fourth, behind the two Red Bulls. Hamilton went 19 points clear.Hamilton 217, Rosberg 198BELGIUMRosberg, on pole, cruised to an unchallenged win. Hamilton finished third after starting on the back row due to a 55-place grid penalty because he had exceeded his permitted allocation of engine-related components with three power-unit changes.Hamilton 232, Rosberg 223ITALYRosberg took his seventh win of the season and first at Monza, with Hamilton second. The race was decided at the start when Hamilton made a slow getaway from pole.Hamilton 250, Rosberg 248SINGAPORERosberg celebrated his 200th Formula One race by retaking the championship lead after a pole-to-flag win. Hamilton finished third.Rosberg 273, Hamilton 265MALAYSIAHamilton started on pole and led until his car’s engine blew with 16 laps remaining. Rosberg fought from 21st to third after being spun by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at the start. He also collected a 10-second penalty for causing a collision with Raikkonen.Rosberg 288, Hamilton 265JAPANAnother dominant win for Rosberg, who started on pole. Hamilton, whose Snapchat antics and frostiness towards the media marked the weekend, recovered from a woeful start which left him in eighth place after the first corner and finished third. Mercedes won the constructors’ title.Rosberg 313, Hamilton 280UNITED STATESHamilton, starting on pole, took his 50th career win and seventh of the season. Rosberg dropped to third on lap one but regained second thanks to pitstops and a virtual safety car. The gap is 26 points.Rosberg 331, Hamilton 305MEXICOHamilton started on pole with Rosberg alongside, and recorded his eighth win of the season and 51st of his career, equalling Alain Prost’s career tally in second place on the all-time list. It was Mercedes’s sixth one-two of 2016. Rosberg’s lead shrinks to 19 points.advertisementRosberg 349, Hamilton 330BRAZILHamilton chalked up his 11th pole of the year, and Mercedes’s record 19th of the season, and went on to take his ninth win of the season. Rosberg was second, his advantage cut to 12 points with only Abu Dhabi remaining.Rosberg 367, Hamilton 355last_img read more

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Upgraded Fire Station Opens in Freeport

first_img Upgraded station in Freeport, Montego Bay, constructed at a cost of just under $5 million Story Highlights Mayor of Montego Bay, Councilor Glendon Harris, called for good maintenance of the facility Fire fighters in St. James now have an upgraded station in Freeport, Montego Bay, constructed at a cost of just under $5 million.Speaking at a dedication ceremony on August 28, Deputy Superintendent of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Andrew Russell, said members of the service gave their time and skills during the construction of the station, and ensured value for money.“Skilled firefighters from St. Elizabeth and St. James contributed valuable time and effort and installed the roof canopy, ceiling bed, kitchen cupboard and all other concrete and painting works,” he said.“As a cost saving initiative, firefighters with the requisite competencies were identified by the Project Manager and their skills utilized on the project. With their intervention and endowment from stakeholders, the project cost $4.7 million, about $1 million less than what was budgeted,” the Deputy Superintendent told the audience.Funding and material support for the facility came from the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Premix Jamaica, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, and Quality Dealers.The work included construction of over 1,000 square feet of living space, bathroom facilities, and other sections.Meanwhile, Mayor of Montego Bay, Councilor Glendon Harris, called for good maintenance of the facility and for all to have pride in the upkeep of the City of Montego Bay.“All of our officers will have to play their part in the maintenance of this facility. It is the duty of all of us to ensure that everything in this facility is at its best. Let us all take pride in the city, let us all take pride in this parish,” he said.For her part, Member of Parliament for West Central St. James, Mrs. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, said all should be done to make firefighters comfortable, because they endanger themselves to save lives and property.“It is very important that we take care of our firemen and fire women. We are in the city of Montego Bay, and we have to protect its residents, and we have to protect the tourism industry. We also have here in Freeport, a very important industry, the information and communication technology industry. We have the important business of protecting the residents and our industries from destructive fires,” she said. The work included construction of over 1,000 square feet of living space, bathroom facilities, and other sectionslast_img read more

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The Warriors Are Making A Mockery Of The NBA Salary Cap

Just when you thought competitive balance in the NBA couldn’t be worse, the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors swooped in Monday night, stole the thunder from LeBron James’s coronation in Los Angeles and signed DeMarcus Cousins (the best big man still available in free agency) for well below market value. Now, what already felt like the biggest foregone conclusion in sports — yet another Warriors championship — seems even less in doubt, somehow.Doesn’t the NBA have an incredibly complex set of salary-cap rules to prevent this kind of thing from happening? In theory, yes. But from Kevin Durant’s discount contract to Klay Thompson’s talk1Which his father, former NBA player Mychal Thompson, later downplayed. of leaving millions on the table to remain with Golden State (not to mention the coups the team scored with veterans like David West), the Warriors have a long history of convincing stars to take less money for the sake of the dynasty. Cousins is just the latest example — and maybe the most shocking, since he signed for less than Aron Baynes, Marco Belinelli or Mario Hezonja will reportedly make next season.The Warriors were able to sign Cousins as a free agent despite being tens of millions of dollars over the cap thanks to one of the NBA’s many salary-cap loopholes: in this case, the mid-level exception, or MLE. The MLE comes in several different varieties depending on how far past the cap a team’s payroll is, but the Warriors used the so-called taxpayer MLE to give Cousins his $5.3 million next season. It’s all legal, at least according to the letter of the salary cap rules. (As for the spirit? Not so much.)The MLE was introduced in the NBA’s 1999 collective bargaining agreement as a way for capped-out contenders to still be able to add quality role players in support of their stars. Perhaps the best examples of the MLE working as originally intended are Shane Battier, who joined the Miami Heat in 2011 and played a vital role on two title squads, and Shaun Livingston, who signed with the Warriors before the first of their three championship runs over the next four years. Those are the kind of guys who are supposed to be available via the mid-level exception — solid players, not stars.Cousins, however, is much, much better than your typical MLE pickup. Sure, there are questions about how he’ll fit on Golden State’s roster. But he also made the All-NBA second team as recently as 2016, and has generated 11.2 points of value over replacement player (VORP) — worth roughly 30 wins — over the previous three seasons according to Basketball-Reference.com, a tally that ranks tied for 16th best in basketball during that span.Using archives of Basketball-Reference’s database of contracts going back to the 2012-13 season, I identified 175 instances of the MLE (or one of its variants, including the taxpayer/“mini” mid-level and the so-called “room exception”) being used to sign a player in recent years, prior to the summer of 2018. In that group, the average MLE signee had generated 1.2 VORP in the three seasons leading up to his contract — meaning Cousins was worth about 27 more wins (!) than the typical MLE-worthy player in the years before signing his new contract. No other MLE pickup in our data set was even remotely close to as valuable going into his new deal as Cousins was: It’s probably clear by now just what a steal Cousins is at $5.3 million, but here’s one more note: Our CARMELO projection system, which spits out fair dollar values for every player’s production, thinks Cousins should be worth about $46.1 million next season. The NBA’s maximum salary rules preclude him from getting quite so much, of course, but he still figures to be worth far more than the mid-level pittance Golden State is doling out for his services.From Cousins’s perspective, it does make some sense to cut this particular deal. He’s coming off a major injury last season, and he may not be available to the Warriors until after the 2018-19 season begins. The Pelicans’ unexpected surge without him during the playoffs reinforced old questions about Cousins’ ability to win, and the market for bigs was looking cash-poor anyway this summer, with the repercussions of 2016’s wild spending spree crashing down on teams’ cap and luxury-tax budgets. According to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, Cousins didn’t receive any “significant” contract offers when free agency opened up. So instead, Cousins is gambling that he can fit in with the Warriors’ legendarily unselfish group for a year, produce solid numbers, ease back into health, win a ring — and in the process, ditch his longtime label as a me-first malcontent. If all goes according to plan, he’ll be due for a much bigger payday next summer than he could’ve gotten had he played the normal free-agent game this summer.But even if things work out well for Cousins, it will have meant dealing another blow to whatever competitive balance is left in the league. For a brief while, things seemed to be taking a turn toward increased excitement: The Rockets spent a season suggesting the Warriors weren’t as unbeatable as they seem — coming within a Chris Paul injury and some historically cold shooting of possibly proving it in the playoffs — and James is just starting to form his own Western Conference challenger in LA. But then, Golden State strengthened their grip on the NBA with another deal that turned the salary cap’s rules against their own underlying purpose. The Warriors proved once again that the most exciting time on the pro basketball calendar is during the summer free-agent frenzy — when no games are played, but the fate of the following season is sealed. read more

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Thompson Opens Grand Bahamas GOOMBAY Summer Festival

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 7, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Grand Bahamians will play an important role in revitalizing the island of Grand Bahama, according to Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of The Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson.“Recovery is a group effort; it takes all of us as a community to see a better, brighter island,” said Senator Thompson. “Truly, one of the most impactful efforts toward revitalization is working together as one.”The Minister’s remarks came during the short opening ceremony to kick off this year’s GOOMBAY Festival, which was held at Taino Beach on Thursday, July 6, 2017. The Summer Cultural Festival is expected to run until the end of August, and will be held every Thursday evening at the popular beach.During the opening ceremony, scores of tourists and locals alike flocked to Taino Beach to enjoy Bahamian culture, including food, drinks, Bahamian music and a junkanoo rush out.In his address, the Minister of State for Grand Bahama noted that such festivals as Goombay provide economic value for the country, particularly for the island of Grand Bahama. He noted that upon taking office the Minnis Administration committed itself to revitalizing the island of Grand Bahama.“Grand Bahama has shown great resilience in times of hardship and has always had limitless potential for a successful, sustainable, booming economy,” Senator Thompson told those gathered for the Summer Festival.“We are now moving toward unveiling that potential and making way for this island to be all that it can be.“As such, I urge residents of this island to support local festivals like these; support cultural activities and support Bahamian businesses, because ultimately, Grand Bahamians will play an important role in revitalizing Grand Bahama.”Minister Thompson noted that the government is actively working on the redevelopment of the Lucayan strip. He admitted that the once popular shopping district has faced a number of challenges, particularly for local businesses within the tourism industry.“We want to assure those business owners, particularly vendors in Port Lucaya Marketplace that we stand behind you,” said Minister Thompson. “We are committed to restoring life to Port Lucaya.”“And for our visitors, if you haven’t already done so, please visit Port Lucaya Marketplace. It is our hope and full intent, in conjunction with the Ministries of Tourism and Culture to bring festivals like this to Port Lucaya and throughout our island, thereby creating an avenue for local businesses to thrive and flourish.“As we progress toward revitalization, I strongly encourage the public to participate in these activities.”Minister Thompson commended the team at the Ministry of Tourism for their dedication and hard work in bringing the “awesome” summer festival to Grand Bahama once again. He also thanked the sponsors, as well as the vendors and entertainers who made the decision to be a part of this year’s GOOMBAY Festival.Story by: Andrew CoakleyPress Release: BIS(BIS Photos/Andrew Coakley)Photo Captions:SUMMER FESTIVAL 2017 – Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of The Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson (centre, with hat), is joined by Member of Parliament for Bains and Grants Town and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Travis Robinson, Betty Bethel, Director of Tourism (Northern Bahamas) and Ministry of Tourism organizers of this year’s festival, for a group shot during opening ceremonies for the 2017 GOOMBAY Summer Festival on Taino Beach, Thursday, July 6, 2017.OPENING FESTIVAL – Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of The Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson was the guest speaker at the opening of the 2017 Bahamas GOOMBAY Summer Festival, which was held on Taino Beach, Thursday, July 6, 2017.GREAT SPEECH – Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Member of Parliament for Bains & Grant’s Town, Travis Robinson (left) is congratulated by Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, for a great speech during the opening of the 2017 Bahamas GOOMBAY Summer Festival.last_img read more

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Gazidis tells it all about AC Milans present and future

first_imgThe Italian Lega Serie A club signed Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek, and during his presentation, the team’s CEO spoke what it means for the club.Italian Lega Serie A team AC Milan signed Polish forward Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa.And during his presentation today, the club’s CEO Ivan Gazidis spoke what it is to have him at the club.“His signing is another long-term investment made by the club, always abiding by the FFP regulations,” Gazidis told the club’s official website.“Krzysztof is exactly the player we wanted, young and talented. Piatek meets our parameters, having already lots of young players in our squad. It’s an exciting moment for me”.Gazidis also talked about the present and the future of the club.“We have to build a long-term plan, based on a disciplined team, with a mix of young and more experienced players,” he said.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Our fans are going to love the Rossoneri project. It’s really special for me to be here at Milanello, a magical place where you breathe football.”“AC Milan is special, a club that sets an example throughout the world. The past few years have not been easy but we have to take the club back to the top,” he added.“We are all deeply involved in this project and have important objectives: we want Champions League football”.“We have to understand and respect the rules imposed by UEFA,” Gazidis explained.“I spend a lot of time with the football governing bodies and these are people I have related with over a long period of time.”“We are not able to define the restrictions until we know the outcome of our appeal, only then can we know our limitations,” the CEO commented.“I was present when the Financial Fair Play was established: the intention was not to punish teams but instead to help them return to a more sustainable path. A clear path to follow is needed to help not only AC Milan thrive.”last_img read more

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Man Using Walker Struck Killed By Car on University Heights Street

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Posted: August 19, 2019 August 19, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 53-year-old man was struck and killed by a car as he attempted to cross a University Heights street, police said Monday.It happened around 11:35 p.m. Sunday in the 4300 block of Texas Street, near El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.The man, who was using a walker, attempted to cross Texas Street outside a crosswalk and was struck by a 45-year-old man driving a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze sedan southbound on the road, Buttle said.The victim, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, the officer said.The sedan driver remained at the scene and cooperated with officers, Buttle said, adding that intoxication was not a factor in the crash. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Man Using Walker Struck, Killed By Car on University Heights Streetlast_img read more

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