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Fresh Rethinking gnocchi with semolina Roman style

first_img Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter (Print out here.)1.5 quarts whole milksalt to taste1/2 pound semolina2 egg yolks1 stick butter1 cup grated parmigianopepper to tastegrated nutmeg to tastePour the milk in a four-quart saucepan and season it with two teaspoons of salt. Place it on medium-high heat and bring to just below the boil. Turn the heat down to medium-low and grab a handful of semolina. While whisking continuously, gradually and slowly drizzle it into the milk, mimicking a flurry of snow. Repeat until you have whisked in all of the semolina. The mixture will quickly become dense and resist your mixing efforts. Keep at it no matter how hard it seems; you will be rewarded. It will take about seven to 10 minutes for the dough to become one big blob that detaches from the sides and bottom of the pan. Sample it. If you aren’t able to detect the taste of raw flour, the hard part is over. If you do taste raw flour, then you will need to stir for a few more minutes.Take the pot off the heat and quickly and vigorously work in the yolks, without letting them curdle. Stir in half of the stick of butter and 1/2 cup of parmigiano. Season with freshly grated nutmeg until its aroma reaches your nose while you are standing by the bowl. Adjust salt and pepper as needed.This next step requires a smooth surface lightly dampened with cool water. Marble and stainless steel are ideal; tiling or a silicone mat also work. In absence of these options, wet and squeeze a large swath of parchment paper and lay it on your working counter.Pour the blob of dough over the prepped surface and lay a piece of parchment paper on it. Use a rolling pin to spread to a one-and-one-quarter-inch layer. To ensure even thickness, position your pin in the center and, applying very light and even pressure, roll towards each of the four cardinal points, alternating directions on each roll. Remove the top parchment paper and let the dough cool completely.In the meantime, butter the bottom and sides of a shallow baking dish with two tablespoons of butter and sprinkle with one tablespoon of parmigiano.Cut the gnocchi with a one-to-two-inch cookie cutter of your preferred shape. Have a bowl of warm water by your side; you will need to dip the cutter in it every five to six uses, or it will get too sticky to function effectively. Lift the cut dumplings one by one and arrange them attractively in the baking dish by slightly overlapping them in long tracks running in opposite directions. Any leftover dough can be re-gathered, re-rolled, re-shaped and re-used without any adverse effects, so use all of it.Dust with the last of the parmigiano and dot with the remaining butter. Place in a 375˚F pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes, until heated thoroughly and with crusty spots of a rich golden brown color on top.Bring to the table while still warm and fluffy and help your guests serve themselves without getting burned. Watch their eyes widen in happiness, as bite after bite they taste the love you poured into this simple wonder of home cooking.Note: This dish that freezes perfectly. I get it oven-ready, then seal it well with plastic and aluminum and put it in the freezer. I move it to the refrigerator the morning of the day I plan to serve it, then unwrap it and bake it as above while I am making a salad to complete the meal. You can keep it frozen for up to three months. Gnocchi is the Italian word for dumplings. The most popular in the family are the ubiquitous potato based, but many different types can grace Italian tables. One of the most beloved is gnocchi alla romana, a semolina-and-milk savory deliciousness whose flavor remains in the memory trove of every Italian child. It is a dish that will make foes into friends, rivals into lovers. They are easy, if a little time consuming. The making of this dish is best shared with someone whose company you enjoy. One of you can drizzle the flour while the other is whisking and you can alternate stirring duties, all the while chatting and making sure you pick the right wine for dinner.Roman-style semolina gnocchiServes 8 peoplecenter_img Email Addresslast_img read more

STHELENS have appointed Head of High Performance

first_imgST.HELENS have appointed Head of High Performance (and former Assistant Coach under Daniel Anderson) Mike Rush as Acting Head Coach. Keiron Cunningham has been appointed Assistant Coach.Current Head Coach Royce Simmons and Assistant Coach Kieron Purtill have stepped down.Chairman Eamonn McManus stated: “Our season has got off to a difficult start and it is best to make change sooner rather than later. We have every faith in Mike Rush and Keiron Cunningham. They each know the Club inside out and have all the experience together to take us forward.“I would like to go on record to pay genuine tribute to Royce Simmons. He is a fantastic person, and of absolute character and integrity, who has given everything to the Club.“I am sure that everyone at the Club joins me in thanking him sincerely for all his work and dedication and to wish him and his family well for the future.“Our sentiments are the same with Kieron Purtill. Force of circumstance has reconstituted change.”last_img read more

The RFL has confirmed details of the Rugby League

first_imgThe RFL has confirmed details of the Rugby League rule changes that will be implemented during the 2013 Championships and Super League seasons, which kick-off next week.The rule changes have been applied in all pre-season friendly games after being approved by the RFL Council last year following proposals from the RFL’s Laws Committee, a body comprising past and present players, coaches and administrators that was formed in 2012.The most notable change will see new interpretations to the advantage rule in which a team gaining possession from a forward pass or knock on will only be deemed to have taken their advantage if they keep possession until the next tackle is complete.If possession is lost before the tackle is completed, the referee will go back to the point of the original infringement and award a scrum against the team that infringed first. The referee will rule that the team in possession has not had an advantage if they are tackled close to their own goal-line.Other notable changes will see amendments to the current marker tackle rulings, changes to the ball-in-touch, touch-in-goal and dead-in-goal rulings.The law changes in full are as follows:Ball in touch or touch in-goal or dead in-goal (Section 9)A player is deemed to be in touch if any part of his body touches the touchline or anything outside of the playing field. Similarly, a player is deemed to be touch in-goal or dead in-goal if any part of his body touches the touch in-goal or dead-ball line or anything outside the field of play in those areas. If a player who is in touch, touch in-goal or dead in-goal touches a moving ball then the team who kicked the ball or knocked on are responsible for the ball going out of play. However, if the ball is stationary in the field of play and is then touched by a player who is in touch, touch in-goal or dead in-goal then that player is responsible for the ball going dead.Scrum on 20m lineOther than as outlined above, the game is restarted after the ball has gone into touch by forming a scrum 20 metres infield opposite the point of entry into touch but not nearer than ten (10) meters to the goal-line. In all aspects of general play, a player who does not deliberately play at the ball (e.g. ricochet or rebound) will not be disadvantaged by a consequent restart of play when the ball has gone dead or into touch.Penalties – where takenA penalty kick resulting from an offence at the kick off shall be taken from the centre of the halfway line. Any penalty kick arising from the restarting of play from an optional kick on the 20m line shall be taken where the offence takes place. Any penalty kick arising from any other 20-metre restart shall be taken from the centre of the 20m line. A penalty kick resulting from any offence at the drop out from between the posts shall be taken from the centre of the line drawn parallel to and 10 metres from the goal line.Changes to Interpretations:Late challenge on the kickerA late challenge on the kicker will no longer result in an automatic sin bin for the player who tackled late. The referee will still have the option to penalise, sin bin or dismiss the player if he sees it as appropriate.Calling held if a player is draggedThe referee will call held if a player is being dragged when there is more than one tackler involved. The referee will call held once he sees one of the tacklers (where there is more than one tackler involved in the tackle) take up a position where he is holding up the player and moving backwards towards the touchline or his own in goal area. If the player continues to drag after “held” has been called he will be penalised.Referee signal for team cautionThe referee no longer needs to inform the captain verbally that his team has been placed on a caution. In order to keep the game moving, the referee will inform the team and spectators that a team has been placed on caution for a period of time by pointing at that team and circling his other arm in front of him.Quick 20-metre restartA team can take advantage of a quick 20m restart if the player collecting the ball after it has gone or been made dead in the in goal area runs back to the centre of the 20m line while retaining possession of the ball and takes the restart himself. In addition, all players from the team taking the 20m restart must be back inside the 20-metre area, the referee must be back on the 20m line and the restart must be taken at the centre of the 20m line. A mark will be placed on the centre of the 20m line as an indication to the players.AdvantageIf a team gains possession from a forward pass or knock on then they will only be deemed to have taken their advantage if they keep possession until the next tackle is complete. If possession is lost before the tackle is complete then the referee will go back to the point of the original infringement and award a scrum against the team that infringed first. The referee will rule that the team in possession has not had an advantage if they are tackled close to their own goal line. Foul play by the team attempting to take the advantage will be penalised at the point where the foul play occurs.Markers not square when the ball is playedWhere there is a quick play the ball and a marker(s) does not have time to get in position, he can be played onside by getting into the position he should have been in at marker. Once he has got to that position he can make a tackle. The referee should penalise players who get into a marker position but choose to leave early before the ball has been played.last_img read more

Club First Team Match

first_imgSaints fell behind after tries from Danny Addy and Ryan Shaw before we responded in typical Saints fashion with two tries from Naiqama and Makinson to send us in 18-14 up at the break. Jimmy Keinhorst put Rovers back in front early in the second half before Jonny Lomax and Makinson again turned the score in our favour. Will Oakes pulled another try back for the hosts, but Naiqama and Makinson completed their hat-tricks before Regan Grace put the icing on the cake with a marauding run late on.A tight opening affair saw both defences standing firm, but it was Rovers who produced the first try after a repeat set on Saints line resulted in Addy picking the ball up from dummy half and crashing over from close range.Rovers were in again on the very next set after a break on the right edge allowed Hall to kick long and Shaw got to the ball first to touch down giving Rovers a 12-0 lead with 13 minutes played.Saints hit back though after winning back to back penalties on the Rovers line. The ball was fed wide right for Dom Peyroux to put Naiqama through the gap to score his first. Coote adding the extras.From the kick off Rovers won the ball back and won a penalty which they converted and extended their lead to 14-6 with 20 minutes gone.In a explosive following 10 minutes Saints were in again after an excellent offload from Alex Walmsley kept the move alive before Makinson was set free down the line and he stepped back inside the covering defenders to score with Coote adding the two.Saints were in again in the closing minutes of the first half after a cut-out pass from Lomax sent Makinson away down the line and he fed the ball back inside for Naiqama to score his second to send the teams in at half time with the score at Hull KR 14-18 Saints.Rovers started the second half like they did the first and they took advantage as Keinhorst crashed over in the corner and Shaw converted off the touch line.It didn’t take Saints long to hit back mind as after an excellent kick off from Coote forced a goal line drop out, Saints were in prime position and Lomax latched onto a fantastic offload from Peyroux to put Saints back ahead.Seconds later Saints were in again and this try was down to a bit of individual brilliance from England international and golden boot winner Makinson.The winger took the ball inside his own 20 meters, found the gap in the defensive line and ran 70 meters to score leaving Rovers full back Craig Hall trailing behind.To their credit, Rovers came straight back at Saints and were rewarded when a flowing move on their left edge resulted in Oakes scoring in the corner bringing them back within two points.But two quick fire tries from Naiqama and Makinson completed the duo’s hat-tricks and put the game beyond doubt with 10 minutes to play.The game finished with a spectacular Grace try as the flying winger burst through the line to run 70 metres to score with a flying finish right in front of the travelling Saints fans.Match Summary:Hull KR: Hall; Shaw, Vaivai, Crooks, Oakes; McGuire, Drinkwater; Mulhern, Addy, Maria, Linnett, Keinhorst, Lawler.Interchanges: Lunt, Hauraki, Atkin, Rooks.Tries: Addy (8), Shaw (11), Keinhorst (44) Oakes (60)Goals: Shaw 5 from 5St Helens: Coote; Makinson, Naiqama, Costello, Grace; Lomax, Fages; Lees, Roby, Walmsley, Peyroux, Taia, Knowles.Interchanges: Paulo, Amor, Ashworth, Welsby.Tries: Makinson (30,51,68) Naiqama (17,37,64) Lomax (48) Grace (79).Goals: Coote 5 from 8Referee: Liam MooreHT: 14-18FT: 26-42ATT: 8,123last_img read more

Watch Movie Online War for the Planet of the Apes 2017

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WPD Several sent to the hospital after driver runs red light

first_img Police say Patricia Louann Cofflin was driving a van and ran a red light at the intersection, hitting the vehicle driven by Robert John Davis, Jr., 83.Davis is at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in critical condition. Two others are receiving treatment for minor injuries.Police say charges are pending at this time.Related Article: State board suspends license for oral surgeon accused of sexually abusing patients WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A crash at the intersection of Carolina Beach Road and George Anderson Drive tied up traffic for a while and sent three people to the hospital.Wilmington Police say it happened around 12:40 p.m.- Advertisement – last_img

Loggerhead turtles in rehab at Surf City hospital released at sea

first_img(Photo: Joe Heidel/Facebook) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — 12 loggerhead sea turtles are finally back home in the Atlantic Ocean after recovering at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Surf City.Staff says the release was delayed because of sea conditions at the edge of the Gulf Stream nearly 60 miles offshore.- Advertisement – 1 of 4 Hospital founder Jean Beasley says dive boat captains Paul Gregory and Mike Winfield took them out last week and gave their precious sea turtles another chance for a full life.last_img

Complaints filed over misplacement of grave markers at Wilmington cemetery

first_img Lee says when he visited the other day, his mother’s temporary marker was ripped apart and was laying on top of a different gravestone.“You basically have to come in a move the sand off the headstone. And when I came, maybe a week ago, I couldn’t even find my mother’s temporary marker,” said Lee.It’s another chapter in the long time saga concerning the upkeep of Calvary Memorial Cemetery. Nearly one year ago, cemetery owner Jack Krupicka handed over management responsibilities to Wilmington attorney Bruce Jackson.Jackson says they have made considerable improvements.“When I took that over, things changed pretty quickly. And we have not had a whole lot of trouble since then,” said Bruce Jackson.While Jackson says he has not gotten any complaints within the last year, Lee says his family has filed complaints with the NC Cemetery Commission.He has even called the number posted outside the cemetery, but has not heard anything.“I don’t think we should have to call them to say, ‘Hey, you might want to go by your property and maintain it a little bit before you start to get more complaints,’” said Lee.Lee says he has friends who are also upset with the upkeep, and they want something done.“When you put your family in their final resting place, you want that place to be presentable,” said Lee.The NC Cemetery Commission says they have had 13 complaints about the cemetery since 2017, and four complaints in just the last two days. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One man says the Calvary Memorial Cemetery has no record of his father being buried there.“It’s heart wrenching to know that you chose this place for your loved ones’ final resting place and it’s not being taken care of,” said Eric Lee, who’s mother and father are both buried at Calvary Memorial Cemetery.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Sensoryfriendly Santa events in Wilmington

first_img Wilmington’s Mayfaire Town Center is teaming up with the Autism Society of North Carolina to hold a sensory friendly Santa event.It allows children​ ​with​ ​all spectrums of special​ ​needs​ experience the time-honored tradition of a Santa visit in a comforting environment.Accommodations are made to support the sensory, physical, and developmental needs of the special audience.Related Article: Muddle some blueberries and get to mixing, we’re making mocktailsYou can visit Santa for free Sunday, December 9 from noon until 5 p.m., inside Santa’s workshop at Mayfaire Town Center.The 4th annual Quiet Visits with Santa will be held at Airlie Gardens on Saturday, Dec 8. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec 11 from noon to 3 p.m.You can make an appointment for that event by calling the Clinic for Special Children at (910) 319-7744 Santa meets with kids Saturday at Airlie Gardens. (Photo: Helen Holt/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s that time of the year! Time for children to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what they want for Christmas.For some with special needs, that can’t always be a reality. There are a few places in Wilmington that are stepping up to help.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Neighbors crowd Leland meeting to hear latest plans on Cape Fear Crossing

first_img The plans have been discussed for 26 years, but now the NCDOT is finally in the process of selecting the route and construction start date.During Thursday’s Leland Transportation Oversight Committee meeting, the board got an update on the project. Residents who attended feel it wasn’t sufficient.“It was somewhat informative,” Brunswick Forest Resident John Lafakis said. “You only have one representative here that has any say in the ultimate findings. I think they were kinda tipping their hand towards what their thoughts were, the other ones are obviously gonna make a difference.”Related Article: International dog competition happening in Brunswick CountyWilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Director Mike Kozlosky explained that as of right now he has selected a core and has functional designs.The next steps are to hold public hearings in the spring, and a final merger meeting in the summer, but Lafakis believes that some of the information they provided is outdated.“[He feels that] there’s a lot of studies that were done but they were done 10-13 years ago, so how valid are they today? The whole complexion of this place has changed in the last 10 years,” Lafakis said.There are still several routes being considered. The final decision on the project is expected to be made by this summer. BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It’s not every day a huge crowd shows up to an early afternoon meeting at Leland Town Hall, but that was the case Thursday. The big talker was the Cape Fear Skyway.Most of the people who attended the meeting live in Brunswick Forest, a neighborhood that could potentially be impacted by the crossing.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Two men arrested in Circle K armed robbery

first_imgJames Randolph Williams and Yul Bannerman (Photo: New Hanover Co. Sheriff’s Office) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Just one day after Crime Stoppers announced a $5,000 reward for information on an armed robbery in New Hanover County, two people are now charged with the crime.The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says they received a tip through Crime Stoppers that led investigators to James Randolph Williams, 60.- Advertisement – Williams is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. Williams is being held under a $25,000 bond.The armed robbery happened on January 29 at the Circle K on Gordon Road.Wednesday morning, another man, Yul Vernel Bannerman, 50, also turned himself in. According to a news release, Bannerwan was driving the getaway vehicle. Bannerman is charged with conspiracy of robbery with a dangerous weapon. Circle K armed robbery suspect (Photo: New Hanover Co. Sheriff’s Office) Related Article: Police, FBI probe suspected white supremacist attack on DJBannerman was just released from prison in 2017 after serving nearly 10 years for robbery with a dangerous weapon.Bannerman has a $100,000 bond.center_img Circle K armed robbery suspect (Photo: New Hanover Co. Sheriff’s Office) 1 of 2last_img read more

Candidates face off in GOP primary for NC9 congressional race

first_imgBy EMERY P. DALESIO Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans are deciding who should carry their party’s banner in a high-profile special election Tuesday for a North Carolina congressional seat that has remained vacant since last year’s election was deemed tainted by fraud.- Advertisement – The in-person balloting by Republican and unaffiliated voters in the 9th Congressional District follows two weeks of early voting to decide which of 10 GOP candidates will face Democrat Dan McCready.The general election will be Sept. 10 if one of them collects more than 30 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s primary. If no one tops that milestone, that September date will be used for a runoff between the top two Republicans and the general election will be Nov. 5.The special election was required after the state elections board found last year’s contest tainted when Republican Mark Harris used a political operative who improperly handled mail-in ballots. Harris, who narrowly led after November’s votes were counted, opted not to run again. McCready is running unopposed.Related Article: Top UNC leaders condemn Confederate statue topplingThe top candidates in the GOP primary include Harris’ endorsed candidate, a former Democrat who helped defeat an incumbent Republican for state Supreme Court last year, and a state legislator who sponsored legislation in 2016 voiding anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.Catawba College professor Michael Bitzer is projecting voter turnout of just 10% to 15%. He analyzed early voters and found their average age was 64, almost 20 years higher than the district’s average for registered unaffiliated and Republican voters.State Sen. Dan Bishop, who in 2016 sponsored the so-called “bathroom bill,” raised the most in campaign contributions, seeded with $250,000 from the Charlotte attorney’s own bank account.Real estate agent Leigh Brown was backed by more than $1 million from a national political action committee representing Realtors.Chris Anglin, the former Democrat, was barred from GOP debates and failed in a lawsuit to force the state Republican Party to share internal data with him.Harris endorsed Union County Commissioner Stony Rushing. He said he was named for a Flintstones cartoon character, and produced an ad in which he donned rubber boots and wrapped a snake around his neck to underline his promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington.Bucking the Republican Party was a big theme throughout the GOP primary, with candidates calling party leaders in Washington and Raleigh spineless or corrupt.Matthew Ridenhour, a former county commissioner and Marine who lives in Charlotte, said he refused to pay heed when party authorities urged him to stay out of the race.“It’s our time. It’s time for all the people who are sick of the same old, same old establishment smoke and mirrors game. And we as the American people feel like we’re getting played. That’s who I am,” he said during a GOP debate last week.The GOP’s brand has suffered in the wake of the much-publicized investigation into Harris’ campaign, followed last month by federal charges accusing the state party’s chairman of working with a big-money donor to try bribing North Carolina’s top insurance regulator.“Folks actually do bring this up,” Ridenhour said. “What’s going on with the GOP? What happened to your GOP chairman? What’s going on there with these donors? Are you involved in that? Did you take any money from that donor? I did not. But that’s a question that comes up often.”Candidates have differentiated themselves by focusing on their personal narratives but have been largely unanimous in their support for President Donald Trump and gun rights, and opposition to abortion and left-wing Democrats they contend are vanguards of socialism.Half the candidates live outside the 9th district, which is allowed, but which Ridenhour and others dismissed as opportunism.The congressional district stretches from suburban Charlotte to suburban Fayetteville along the South Carolina border. It has been in GOP hands since 1963 and Trump won it by 12 percentage points in 2016.last_img read more

New building heights on Manoel Island project ruins views – FAA

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> The heights of the new buildings on Manoel Island will ruin iconic views from Marsamxett harbour to Valletta, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar has warned.This is just one of a list of concerns which FAA has put forward in its objections to the approved development set to take place on Manoel Island.In their objection, they state the Planning Authority’s support of MIDI’s Master-Plan, ‘will negatively impact the well-being of residents and further erode Malta’s tourism appeal.’The Master-Plan for the island which was approved on March 7th, envisages 650 luxury apartments, five star hotel, a roundabout and a much larger marina built to accommodate super yachts. This would also include land reclamation.In addition to concerns over building heights, FAA states that the project will lead to a wean of problems including more traffic and more people, the removal of the key slipway which is used by fishing enthusiasts and hobbyists, the further narrowing of the sea channel through the use of land reclamation between Gzira and Manoel Island. They state this increases the chances of flooding of the Triq ix-Xatt and increases in noise and pollution. A key point FAA raise is the loss of a major part of Gzira’s promenade.They say that it would be the removal of ‘the only public open space and year-round recreational meeting place remaining in the area which will be taken up by a massive new bridge and roundabout on Triq Ix-Xatt;’‘Malta is desperately lacking green spaces for leisure and recreation in urban areas – more building and traffic affects us all on our tiny, overpopulated and polluted island,’ they add.FAA calls on the support of the public to help them fund the legal and architectural fees to take their appeal to the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal (EPRT). This is understood to cost 7,000 Euros.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

Russian police detain more than 400 at protest over journalist

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint Members of Russia’s National Guard detain a man during a rally in support of Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, who was detained by police, accused of drug offences and later freed from house arrest, in Moscow, Russia June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil ZhumatovMembers of Russia’s National Guard detain a man during a rally in support of Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, who was detained by police, accused of drug offences and later freed from house arrest, in Moscow, Russia June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Russian police detained more than 400 people, including opposition politician Alexei Navalny, at a protest in Moscow on Wednesday calling for punishment for police officers involved in the alleged framing of a journalist.Police abruptly dropped drug charges a day earlier against investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, a rare U-turn by the authorities in the face of anger from his supporters who said he was targeted over his reporting.Golunov, 36, known for exposing corruption among Moscow city officials, was detained by police last Thursday and accused of dealing drugs, an allegation he denied.The crude way supporters said Golunov was set up and detained triggered an unusual show of media unity and an uncharacteristically swift reversal from authorities nervous about social unrest at a time when President Vladimir Putin already faces disquiet over living standards.The authorities had hoped freeing Golunov and promising punishment for those who allegedly framed him would appease his supporters, but they decided to go ahead with a protest on Wednesday, a public holiday in Russia, regardless.Reuters witnesses said well over 1,000 people marched through central Moscow, chanting “Russia will be free”, “Russia without Putin” and “Down with the Tsar” as police warned them not to break the law and blocked access to certain streets.Some of the protesters wore white T-shirts saying “I am/We are Ivan Golunov,” the same slogan as a front page headline carried by Russia’s three leading daily newspapers on Monday.In an unexpected twist, a young woman wearing such a T-shirt managed to get a front-row seat at a ceremony in the Kremlin at which President Vladimir Putin was handing out state awards, official footage of the event showed. The ceremony was taking place at the same time as the protest in the city.OVD-Info, a monitoring group, said police had detained over 400 people. It said police had started to release some of them without charge while drawing up charges against others.Police said earlier they had detained over 200 people.Many of the marchers and those forcefully detained by riot police were prominent Russian journalists and activists.“We came to show the authorities that we have consolidated, that we are united,” said Vsevolod, 24. “We demand that hundreds of thousands of (criminal) cases where people are sitting in prison unfairly now be reviewed.”The authorities had warned protesters that their demonstration would be illegal and could threaten public safety.Under Russian law, the time and place of protests involving more than one person needs to be agreed with the authorities in advance. Organisers of Wednesday’s event had demanded that Moscow city officials negotiate those terms with them live on air during a TV broadcast, a demand they said officials refused.A Reuters witness saw at least three police officers bundle opposition politician Alexei Navalny into a truck.Kira Yarmysh, his spokeswoman, said on Twitter that Navalny was accused of breaking Russia’s protest laws, something he has been repeatedly found guilty of, and faced up to 30 days in jail.Navalny, who said police had accused him of organising the march, said on Twitter he had been glad to march “among honest people”.One protester, Ivan, 28, explained why marchers had defied the police. “The freeing of Golunov was not a victory. It was a tactical move by the authorities to prevent disorder breaking out today. But we came here anyway.”WhatsApplast_img read more

Microsoft Launches African Scholarship Programme

first_imgAdvertisement In recognition of International Youth Day, Microsoft today introduced the 4Afrika Scholarship program, as part of its 4Afrika Initiative, through which it will provide mentorship, leadership and technical training, certification, university-level education, and employment opportunities for promising African students.Mentorship will be provided by Microsoft employees from around the world, and employment opportunities will include internships and both part-time and full-time jobs within Microsoft, as well as with the company’s more than 10,000 partners across Africa.Through the company’s 4Afrika Initiative and YouthSpark program, Microsoft has committed to helping millions of Africans get critical skills for entrepreneurship and employability. The 4Afrika Scholarship program is one way the company intends to meet that goal, by helping ensure that promising youth have access to the education, resources and skills they need to succeed, regardless of their financial situations. To help redress gender disparity in higher education in Africa, the company is actively encouraging young women to apply. – Advertisement – [related-posts]Microsoft also announced that in the coming year it will provide 4Afrika Scholarships to 1,000 youth to pursue associate degrees in computer science and business administration with the first participating higher-education institution, University of the People. The institution is an online university dedicated to the democratization of higher education, which is affiliated with the United Nations, the Clinton Global Initiative, New York University and the Yale Law School Information Society Project.“Together with participating education institutions, Microsoft’s goal with the 4Afrika Scholarship program is to level the playing field for talented young African minds who might not otherwise have the resources, enabling them to get the education and skills they need to thrive in technology-related fields,” said Patrick Onwumere, director of youth enablement, Microsoft 4Afrika. “The 4Afrika Initiative was designed to help ensure that Africa can become globally competitive, and investing in our highly motivated youth is a critical step toward making that a reality.”Students wanting to apply for these first 4Afrika Scholarships to attend University of the People must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma and be proficient in English, since all coursework is taught in English. They must also have access to the Internet to participate in the online classes.To help address the connectivity issue, the company is making working space available in its Microsoft Innovation Centers in Tunisia, Tanzania, Uganda and Botswana for successful applicants near those locations. In addition, Microsoft is working with various partner hubs across Africa to make similar arrangements for students in other locations.“University of the People works hard to ensure that university-level education is a possibility for the masses, and through the 4Afrika Scholarship program, Microsoft is helping us extend that possibility even further in Africa,” said Shai Reshef, president, University of the People. “We are proud to be working with Microsoft to help create amazing opportunities and open new doors for Africa’s youth.”Credit: IT NEWS AFRICAlast_img read more

News Links on Washington Post Time and CNN Hacked

first_imgAdvertisement A hacking group on Thursday attacked The Washington Post, CNN and Time by breaching a news recommendation engine that appears on those websites.Hacked news links were redirected to a site controlled by The Syrian Electronic Army. The hacking group which supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has taken credit for several prominent attacks recently.The Syrian Electronic Army hacked recommendation service Outbrain, which is used by several prominent websites, including CNN, Time and the Washington Post. Outbrain took down its tool on Thursday, and the media companies disabled the service as a precautionary measure. – Advertisement – Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, managing editor of the Post, said the affected links were only displayed on the site for about a half hour. CNN spokesman Matt Dornic said CNN’s websites were not directly penetrated. CNNMoney, which also uses Outbrain’s service, was not affected by the hack.In a tweet, the Syrian Electronic Army said that it attacked the Post, CNN and Time “in one strike” by hacking Outbrain.“We are working diligently to investigate the cause and the measures to prevent this in the future,” said Yaron Galai, CEO of Outbrain, in a letter to publishers. “Once we feel that the service is stable, we will bring back the service again.”The Post also said the Syrian Electronic Army launched a sophisticated phishing attack against one of its staff writers a few days ago. The hacking group used the writer’s personal account to send out a Syrian Electronic Army message. The hacking group has done this before.[related-posts]On Tuesday, the pro-Syrian hacking group took credit for hacking the New York Post’sFacebook page and Twitter feeds of some of some Post reporters, in addition to hacking the social media sites and blog of social media content manager SocialFlow.The website of the New York Times went down on Wednesday for a couple hours, prompting speculation that hackers were responsible, but a spokeswoman for the paper said the outage was the result of complications associated with a scheduled maintenance update.Credit: CNNlast_img read more

Tor and Mozilla teaming up to create a private Web browsing experience

first_imgAdvertisement The Tor Project announced that it will be teaming up with Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, and the Center of Democracy & Technology, an advocacy group for digital rights, as part of a new initiative called Polaris.The partnership will be beneficial to both Mozilla and Tor with the Firefox browser getting more privacy features while the Tor Project will get to work with Mozilla engineers to help work on the Firefox codebase and get increased Tor network support.The Tor browser is built upon Mozilla technology. – Advertisement – Currently there are finite number of Tor connections that can occur at the same time. Mozilla will help alleviate this by adding high-capacity Tor middle relays to the Tor network.The partnership announcement means that private browsing might get a bit more powerful.Via TNWlast_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Tues Movers Specials

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Mikos gets top honors from Biomedical Engineering Society

first_imgFacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis ShareCONTACT: Jade Boyd PHONE: 713-348-6778 E-MAIL: Mikos gets top honors from Biomedical Engineering Society Rice scientist gets coveted Distinguished Scientist and Lecturer Award Antonios G. Mikos, the John W. Cox Professor of Bioengineering and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Rice University, has received the prestigious Distinguished Scientist and Lecturer Award for 2007 from the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). “This lectureship is awarded each year to recognize outstanding achievements and leadership in the science and practice of biomedical engineering. This is one of the highest honors bestowed upon a BMES member,” said Barbara Dunlavey, executive director of the BMES. Mikos’ research interests include biomaterials, drug delivery, gene therapy, and tissue engineering. Among other projects, Mikos and his colleagues are investigating bone regeneration and repair using a biodegradable polymer scaffold, and are synthesizing new materials that simulate the mechanical responsiveness and biochemical processing abilities of living cells and tissues. Mikos is director of the Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering at Rice. He joined the Rice faculty as the T.N. Law Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering in 1992. He was promoted to associate professor in 1996 and to professor in 1999. Mikos graduated in chemical engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1983, and in 1988 received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Purdue University. In 1990-91, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School. He holds 16 patents, has authored more than 300 articles, and is a founding editor of the journal Tissue Engineering . Mikos will formally receive the award at the annual meeting of the BMES in October 2007. At that time, he will deliver a plenary lecture, the text of which will be published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering . The BMES, based in Landover, Maryland, was formed in 1968 to give “equal status to representatives of both biomedical and engineering interests and promote the increase of biomedical engineering knowledge and its utilization.” Current membership includes 1,200 professional biomedical engineers and 1,600 student members. last_img read more