LEADING DONEGAL CHEF IN OBESITY WARNING: ‘STOP FEEDING YOUR KIDS PROCESSED RUBBISH’

first_imgTOP Donegal chef Martin Anderson has issued an obesity warning, saying parents of children here are feeding them ‘rubbish’ – and there are no excuses for it.In his column for Donegal Daily today the French-trained cook says good healthy food is easy to make – and warns of the junk served up by outlets styling themselves as ‘family restaurants’.“I recently saw a Facebook advert for a family restaurant and I took a look at their menu. Every item is deep fried, served with high calorie sauces, a half litre of high sugar drink and for just a few cent more sure you could make it bigger and really go to town on your waistline,” says Anderson. “The thing about food like this is that it is cheap, it’s easy to eat, no preparation required and you just throw the plates in the bin.”He said he has seen what is being offered to families in some local shops – and it’s even more rubbish.“On a recent trip to a local supermarket I noticed that the freezer was stacked to the lid with chips and other various frozen foods and potato items. There were at least six varieties of chips all requiring cooking in deep fat,” he says in his Donegal Daily column.Some children in Donegal, he said, get chips with every meal. He goes on: “Another item I noticed was frozen stir fry vegetables. I’ve never used them in my life. It’s hard to beat buying real vegetables and taking 10 minutes to slice them, it’ll take you as long getting the bag open and trying to defrost them, never mind trying to get the thick bits cooked before the rest turn to mush.Cheap“Processed foods are an easy way out for a lot of folk, ” I don’t have time” “they won’t eat this” “they only eat sausages” – how do they know what cheap sausages taste like, someone fed them to them.”The chef has held cookery demonstrations for parents in Donegal interested in providing healthy lunch boxes for their children.“Why? I’ll tell you why – because your kids are getting obese, you are reaching into the freezer and the processed food shelves and feeding them rubbish and that’s why,” he fumes. “An adult can make a conscious decision about what they want to eat or cook but a junior member of the family has no choice , STOP feeding them the easy options and start cooking real food, there is no excuse! Who is in charge?“I’m amazed to see ready-made mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower in cheese sauce, a wide range of European and Asian meals just sitting with best before dates that makes me wonder how long it’s been made in advance.“There are €4.00 for a tub of soup that wouldn’t feed one person, high calorie and full of additives.”He urges readers to make your own food. “You will see a world of difference,” he says.You can see Martin’s recipe on Donegal Daily today…..LEADING DONEGAL CHEF IN OBESITY WARNING: ‘STOP FEEDING YOUR KIDS PROCESSED RUBBISH’ was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:chefMartin AndersonobesityWarninglast_img read more

American military deaths near 2,000 in Iraq war

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The latest deaths reported by the military: A Marine was killed Friday in an explosion near Haqlaniyah. A soldier died Thursday of a non-hostile gunshot wound in Baghdad. Two Marines were killed Friday by a roadside bomb near Amiriyah, 25 miles west of Baghdad. The latest identifications reported by the military: Marine Staff Sgt. Richard T. Pummill, 27, Cincinnati; killed Thursday near Nasser Wa Salaam, by an explosion; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew D. Russoli, 21, Greensboro, N.C.; killed Thursday near Nasser Wa Salaam, by an explosion; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Marine Lance Cpl. Steven W. Szwydek, 20, Warfordsburg, Pa.; killed Thursday near Nasser Wa Salaam, by an explosion; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As of Saturday, at least 1,996 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,547 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. The figures include five military civilians. The AP count is 13 higher than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated at 10 a.m. EDT Friday. The British military has reported 97 deaths; Italy, 27; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Slovakia, three; Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia one death each. Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 1,857 U.S. military members have died, according to AP’s count. That includes at least 1,438 deaths resulting from hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons Security Innovation ICMCP Join Forces To Address Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Security Innovation, an authority in application security, recently announced that it will offer free computer based training (CBT) to The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) members looking to expand their skills or seek a career in cyber security. ICMCP is the leading destination for issues related to cybersecurity career and industry developments impacting minority cybersecurity professionals. This free training is another step in the joint partnership between the two companies, building upon the success of last year’s Web application cyber range challenge run at the ICMCP 2018 National Conference in September.All ICMCP members will have access to Security Innovation’s on-demand training that features pre-configured learning paths for more than 40 roles. This is the same curriculum offered to the company’s clients that comprise many of the world’s most reputable brands.“There is a large number of unfilled cyber security jobs, making a hacker’s job even easier,” said David Elcock, Executive Director ICMCP. “This partnership helps us achieve our mission of consistent representation of women and minorities in the cybersecurity industry, while also solving a serious industry problem.”ICMCP sponsorship builds upon Security Innovation’s objective to develop and encourage women and minorities in cybersecurity. The company has sponsored similar learning events for organization such as Women in Security & Privacy (WISP), Executive Women’s Forum (EWF), Michigan Women in Security & Privacy, United Way BoSTEM, and many others.“We are honored to continue our work with ICMCP to make this specialized training accessible to those who already have other hurdles to overcome,” said Lisa Parcella, VP of Marketing at Security Innovation. “Security Innovation is committed to making the security and technology field approachable for everyone.”ICMPC members can sign up for free training at: https://web.securityinnovation.com/icmcp2019About Security InnovationSecurity Innovation is a pioneer in software security and trusted advisor to its clients. Since 2002, organizations have relied on our assessment and training solutions to make the use of software systems safer in the most challenging environments – whether in Web applications, IoT devices, or the cloud. The company’s flagship product, CMD+CTRL Cyber Range, is the industry’s only simulated Web site environment designed to build the skills teams need to protect the enterprise where it is most vulnerable – at the application layer. Security Innovation is privately held and headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA.About ICMCPThe International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) is a non-profit organization launched in 2014 to help bridge the ‘great cyber divide’ that results from the ongoing underrepresentation of minorities and women in the fast-growing field of cyber security. The ICMCP tackles this ‘divide’ with scholarship opportunities, technical training programs, innovative outreach, mentoring and networking programs. The ICMCP targets minority and women cyber security professionals worldwide and promotes academic and technical excellence in our tradecraft.(NOTE: The above press release is from Security Innovation.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Security Innovation Wins Two Security Industry Awards In FebruaryIn “Business”Wilmington’s Security Innovation Hires New Business Development Director For India As Company Continues Rapid Global GrowthIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Security Innovation Uncovers Cyber Threat Impacting North American BanksIn “Business”last_img read more

Web Giants to Cooperate on Removal of Extremist Content

first_img 2 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. December 6, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Web giants YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database.The companies will share “hashes” — unique digital fingerprints they automatically assign to videos or photos — of extremist content they have removed from their websites to enable their peers to identify the same content on their platforms.”We hope this collaboration will lead to greater efficiency as we continue to enforce our policies to help curb the pressing global issue of terrorist content online,” the companies said in a statement on Tuesday.Tech companies have long resisted outside intervention in how their sites should be policed, but have come under increasing pressure from Western governments to do more to remove extremist content following a wave of militant attacks.YouTube and Facebook have begun to use hashes to automatically remove extremist content.But many providers have relied until now mainly on users to flag content that violates terms of service. Flagged material is then individually reviewed by human editors who delete postings found to be in violation.Twitter suspended 235,000 accounts between February and August this year and has expanded the teams reviewing reports of extremist content.Each company will decide what image and video hashes to add to the database and matching content will not be automatically removed, they said.The database will be up and running in early 2017 and more companies could be brought into the partnership.The European Union set up an EU Internet Forum last year bringing together the internet companies, interior ministers and the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator to find ways of removing extremist content.The Forum will meet again on Thursday, when ministers are expected to ask the companies about their efforts and helping to provide evidence to convict foreign fighters.(Reporting by Julia Fioretti; editing by John Stonestreet)last_img read more

On The Go Tours to open Toronto office heres what you need

first_img Travelweek Group Thursday, February 21, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> Share TORONTO — In its 20-year history, soft adventure specialist On The Go Tours has never had a North America office – until now.Opening this summer in Toronto, the brand new office will be headed by Mike Quinto, General Manager-North America, who’ll lead a six-member team that will work with travel agents to increase the U.K.-based company’s visibility in the North American market.Quinto, who spoke exclusively with Travelweek alongside Hollie Youlden, On The Go’s Marketing Manager, said that opening a Canadian office was pivotal to the company’s growth, particularly in light of the numbers coming out of Canada.“Canada is a stronger market for us than the U.S.,” he said, adding that reps have been in Canada for the past 10 years compared to just the past six months in the United States. “North Americans like to deal with North Americans. Plus, the new office will help with the challenge of working in different time zones. Now, we’ll be able to help North American agents in real time and answer their calls immediately.”So who is On The Go Tours? With the company expected to make its presence known even further in Canada, agents should know the following:They go all over the world. On The Go Tours has grown immensely since its inception 20 years ago. Starting with just Egypt tours, the company now offers 60 destinations around the world. Egypt remains its top-selling destination, but watch out for emerging hotspots like Sri Lanka and returning favourites like Turkey, which Youlden says is “coming back in a big way.”More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesThey know how to do soft adventure. Its guided small-group tours take travellers to some of the world’s most remote places, and include such high-thrill activities like camel trekking in Morocco, bike riding in Cambodia, and felucca sailing down the Nile.Camel trekking in MoroccoIt has five product ranges.Signature Range: ‘Exciting days and comfortable nights’ featuring 3- to 4-star accommodation, English-speaking local guides (in Egypt, groups are led by highly-trained Egyptologists), and a maximum group size of 24Budget Range: Similar to Signature but with less inclusions and a lower price pointHandpicked Range: While its Signature tours are all operated by On The Go, Handpicked tours work with local operators as a nod to sustainable tourismActive: Off-the-beaten track tours that include walking, trekking or cyclingIndependent: FIT private itineraries for clients who want all the details taken care of but do not want to travel in a groupTheir target demographic may surprise you.Despite its reputation for being a soft adventure specialist, On The Go sells mostly to an older clientele. Its core demographic for its most popular product range (Signature) is 35-50 year olds, and even older among North Americans (45-60).They can customize.Knowing that more seasoned travellers don’t necessarily want to ‘rough it’ all the time, Quinto noted that on most tours, upgrades are available to enhance comfort. For example, while on one of the Vietnam itineraries, clients can forego an overnight sleeper train and upgrade to a flight for an additional $300, while on the best-selling King Ramses tour in Egypt, a two-night felucca sailing can be upgraded to a four-star river cruise up the Nile for an extra $450.Abu Simbel TempleThey just launched tours to the Baltics.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTIn response to a growing demand for ‘off-the-beaten-track’ destinations, the company has launched four new tours to Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Lithuania, with departure dates running from March 2019 through to September. These include the eight-day ‘Highlights of the Baltics’, which visits Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn; the eight-day ‘Baltic Capitals Explorer’, which takes in the highlights of the Baltic capitals plus the seaside town of Klaipeda; the 10-day ‘Best of the Baltics’, which includes Lahemaa National Park and Rundale Palace; and the 12-day ‘Poland and Baltic Discover’, which visits Krakow, Warsaw and more.They can’t wait to work with Canadian agents.According to Quinto, agents can expect a North American ‘blitz’ this year that includes a grand opening party in Toronto this summer. Knowing full well how important front-line agents are to the business, Quinto is also reminding them of On The Go’s ‘Sell 4, Go For Free’ program, which runs until March 31, 2019. When agents sell four tours, they’ll earn a free tour to one of the company’s six top destinations: Egypt, Jordan, China, Turkey, Sri Lanka and India.For more information go to onthegotours.com.center_img Posted by Tags: On The Go Tours, Openings & Renovations On The Go Tours to open Toronto office, here’s what you need to knowlast_img read more