Clarke demands respect for Albion after victory over Chelsea

first_imgWest Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke said it would be unfair to put his side’s 2-1 win over Chelsea down to the visitors making changes to their team.Juan Mata, Oscar and Ramires were all left out of the starting line-up for the game.“It would be wrong to talk about leaving one or two perceived big players out and not how well we did,” the Blues legend said after his side’s 2-1 win.“They have quality players; they leave some out and they put some in.“Teams have to rest players. They have to travel all around the world and playing a lot is difficult for players, especially creative players.”See also:Chelsea slump to defeat at West 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

JSE launches International Derivatives

first_imgThomson said that in the past, participating in international markets was an onerous process with complex administrative and approval requirements. Offshore investing Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Expanded list 5 November 2008 IDX plans to expand by including additional markets and companies over time, with futures on select US and Asian stocks, available from the first quarter of 2009. SAinfo reporter “We will hopefully list further derivatives products according to market appetite and we believe there will be great demand for these investment opportunities,” he said. The JSE has partnered with Deutsche Bank to launch International Derivatives (IDX), a new asset class that allows South African investors to trade single stock futures on internationally listed companies for the first time. “This is a new landmark in trading for the JSE,” JSE trading head Allan Thomson said in a statement this week. “For the first time, local investors will be able to gain exposure to international companies without dealing with an offshore bank or broker.” Thomson pointed out that individuals and corporate investors would not have any exchange control restrictions when trading International Derivatives on the JSE, though the fund management industry would have to comply with their foreign portfolio allowances. JSE derivatives specialist Magnus de Wet said that investing offshore played an important role in building a diversified investment portfolio. “The international companies being listed include companies from the oil and gal, telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors,” he said. “This allows South African investors to further diversify their portfolios internationally, and in different industries.” Deutsche Bank will provide liquidity on futures over 21 top European companies, selected from both the FTSE 100 and DJ Eurostoxx 50 benchmark indices. The companies include major multinational corporations such as BP, GlaxoSmithKline, LVMH, Nokia and Vodafone. “In contrast, International Derivatives contracts can be traded through a JSE registered broker in the same way you would purchase any local derivatives product.” “This is an exciting initiative which provides SA investors convenient access to foreign markets” said Deutsche Securities equities head Max Koep. The contracts are priced and settled in South African rands, meaning that investors will benefit if the rand depreciates – and as such, De Wet anticipated that discerning investors would use International Derivatives as a rand hedge.last_img read more

Classes begin at South Africa’s newest university

first_img18 February 2014The University of Mpumalanga, South Africa’s newest university, will officially start its academic year on Wednesday, Professor Ramaranka Mogotlane, the university’s head of academic affairs, announced this week.“Registration took place on February 14, and this week we have started with orientation until the official academic opening of the university on Wednesday,” Mogotlane said in a statement on Monday.The university, which was officially opened in October last year, currently offers three programmes: a bachelor degree in agriculture, a bachelor degree in education (foundation phase) and a national diploma in hospitality.CampusesThis is Mpumalanga’s first university – and also the first to be built by the democratically elected government. Another is being completed in the Northern Cape. Named the Sol Plaatje University, its intake will be 5 000 students.The agriculture courses will be offered at the university’s main campus which is based at the Lowveld Agricultural College in Mbombela (Nelspruit), while the the Siyabuswa campus will specialise in teacher education. The hospitality school is in KaNyamazane.Mogotlane said the programmes are under the patronage of the University of Johannesburg and the University of Pretoria.“We are working with the universities of Pretoria and Johannesburg for quality oversight, assessment and continuous improvement,” said Mogotlane, adding that a staff improvement and development programme would be introduced.The last university built in South Africa was Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), 46 years ago. It has since been renamed the University of Johannesburg following a merger with Technikon Witswatersrand and Vista University in 2005.SAinfo reporter and read more

Celebrate food this National Nutrition Month

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  This has been the winter of my discontent and I am so glad that spring has arrived. My off-season started off feeding my love of traveling. Then Bam! I had two surgeries that threw me off my normal game plan for two or three months. I am so thankful for the technologies of today with wireless Internet, direct TV, laptops, tablets, phones and wireless printers. My fetish of infomercials, and love affair with online shopping is not a good thing for a confined woman with Amazon, Wayfair and a plethora of merchandise at my fingertips. Please don’t tell Paul, he’ll see the bills soon enough. So thankful it was the winter season where I could binge watch Netflix, HGTV, Hallmark, Food Network and where March Madness became winter madness. I am also thankful for my friends for coming to my rescue as chauffeurs, cooks and errand runners. Everyday tasks such as grocery shopping and being in the kitchen were out the door as I was confined to a recliner with limited mobility — pretty hard for a dietitian and farmer with itchy feet and mind.Technology is good, bad and ugly. It is good, because it enabled me to set up a wireless office around my recliner. I was able to binge write my OCJ Food for Thought articles and get caught up on my dietitian continuing ed. It kept me up to date on the Facebook, Google feed and media craziness that influence this world. The ugly showed up in the form of fake agriculture news, elaborate food marketing strategies and fairy tale nutrition information that floods consumers today. It is UNREAL! My education tells me to preach evidence-based nutrition and believe the science. I can see how this is becoming increasing difficult to decipher for those not in the world of agriculture and nutrition. There are those that want to believe something and have found their “expert” to back them up. There are also those that just want safe, affordable food for their families and are confused and scared by what they read on the labels and hear from their “sources.”Following facts and not fear is easier said than done. It’s important for us to continue to share our ag stories with those we meet. You never know the seeds that will sprout from an everyday conversation. It continues to amaze me that we live in a country with the world’s safest and most diverse food supply and the new trend is worry about food waste. Life is good.Technology was better than good for Paul because I was able to try the new “Click It” online ordering system from Kroger. I was able to save him time perusing the aisles. The best kept secret is that it keeps you from impulse buying! So maybe we did help in the food waste issue, though there is still an abundance of choices to be made. Even a simple Bob Evans mashed potatoes item had nine choices! You were unable to choose the exact produce you wanted but what we received was great. I would highly recommend online grocery ordering if available in your area. It’ll make you plan, save you time and probably money as well. Paul has expanded his horizons in the kitchen, however I am sure he is anxious for me to return to normal function. I can’t wait either. I’ve been collecting new recipes to try that I’ve collected from Facebook, Food Network and my new favorite, Giada. Who needs recipe books when you have the web and a wireless printer at your fingertips?Celebrate National Nutrition Month and Agriculture day this March. Celebrate that we live in this country where the food is safe, plentiful and affordable. Celebrate the technology that not only helps us do our jobs better and easier but allows us to share our stories with others. I can’t wait to get back into the kitchen to celebrate the abundance of American agriculture. Enjoy a few of these newfound favorites I can’t wait to share with my friends and family.Eat well & healthy,ShellyCarrot and Radish Salad 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar1½ Tbsp. olive oil1 Tbsp. chopped dill1 Tbsp. chopped chives1 tsp. honey¼ tsp. salt⅛ tsp. ground black pepper2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced  In a medium bowl, combine the vinegar, oil, honey, salt, and pepper and whisk to mix well. Toss in the carrots, radishes, chives, and dill and serve immediately. Serves 4 Chickpea Curry with Rice Ree DrummondPerfect for meatless Monday. If a beef farmer Ree Drummond can eat a meatless meal we can too!  2 cups basmati rice2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 large onion, choppedsalt & freshly ground black pepper2 teaspoons curry powder2 cloves garlic, chopped1 cup vegetable stock2-15-oz. chickpeas, drained& rinsedOne 13.5-ounce can coconut milk1 to 2 tablespoons honey1 to 2 tablespoons sriracha sauceNaan bread, for servingChopped fresh cilantro, for garnish.    Cook the basmati rice according to the package instructions.Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onions, season with salt and pepper and cook until the onions are dark brown and caramelized, about 10 minutes. Stir in the curry powder and garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Pour in the vegetable stock and stir to scrape up all the brown bits in the pan. Add the chickpeas, coconut milk, honey and a squirt of sriracha. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning.Warm the naan in the microwave. Serve the curry over the rice with the warmed naan. Garnish with the cilantro. Mozzarella Fonduta Giada De Laurentiis 28-oz jar tomato-basil sauce1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1/4 cup chopped fresh basil4 oz thinly-sliced prosciutto7- to 8-ounce ball fresh mozzarellasalt and freshly ground black pepper3/4 cup (2 ounces) shredded GruyereGrilled ciabatta bread or bread sticks  Roll prosciutto up and then slice into ½ inch slices. Slice mozzarella ball into 6 ¼ to 1/3 inch thick slices.In a small saucepan, bring the tomato-basil sauce and red pepper flakes to a simmer over medium heat. Cook uncovered until thick, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the basil.Preheat the broiler. Place six 5-ounce ramekins on a baking sheet. Divide the sauce equally among the ramekins. Divide the prosciutto among the ramekins. Place the slices of mozzarella between 3 paper towels to absorb any excess moisture. Place the slices of mozzarella on top of the prosciutto. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the Gruyere on top.Broil until the cheese is melted and golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Serve with grilled bread or bread sticks.Note: Special equipment: six 5-ounce ramekins. I think you could probably also make this in a 2 qt. baking dish. Gingerbread Whoopie Pies The Magnolia Journal 1 cup butter, softened1 cup sugar1/2 cup molasses2 large egg4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoons ground ginger1 teaspoon ground cinnamon½ teaspoon cloves2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup coarse or granulated sugarFILLING:8 oz. cream cheese, softened1 cup powdered sugar1 tsp. vanilla  Preheat oven to 350°. Grease or line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses, baking soda and spices. Add eggs; mix well. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.Shape into 1 3/4-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets.Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.For filling, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth and fluffy.Spread filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies,top with remaining cookies. Cover and chill assembled whoopie pies for 24 hours Yield: about 1 dozen.Note: Try making smaller cookies with 1 Tbsp. scoop and adjust baking time accordingly.last_img read more

India cannot push back those seeking asylum, says Tarun Gogoi

first_imgFormer Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says the “Rohingya crisis is a humanitarian one and India cannot simply push back those seeking asylum”.Reacting to The Hindu’s report on Saturday that the BJP-led governments in Northeast India have asked the State police forces to push back any Rohingya refugee trying to cross the border, Mr. Gogoi said, “As a country which is concerned about human rights, how can we simply push them back into the country from where they are fleeing because of persecution.”The senior Congress leader maintains that such a stand is a violation of the principle of non-refoulement — not to send asylum seekers back to a hostile country — and “the Government of India should take up with the United Nations to force Myanmar to give the Rohingya citizenship rights”. “It is unfortunate if refugees are also divided along religious lines by the BJP governments in the north-east. They talk about population control but says we welcome Hindu Bangladeshis. If the idea is to welcome minorities who are persecuted, then Rohingya qualify too,” Mr. Gogoi say.He says the north-eastern region can’t handle the burden of more refugees but the “issue has to be dealt with in a humane way.” Suggesting that the Centre convene an all-party meeting and prepare a standard operating procedure to deal with refugees, Mr. Gogoi said, “We should be prepared to provide some temporary shelter if someone crosses the border.”Congress for consensusThe Congress said on Monday that the Modi government “must take all sections of the political spectrum into confidence” on the issue of Rohingya refugees and evolve a national consensus.Addressing presspersons, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi advised caution on the Centre’s position in its affidavit in the Supreme Court that India was not bound by international treaties when it was a question of national security.last_img read more