by Hannah Pennington Cooking beans in your kettle is one of those opportunities to revel in your student status. When you’re not at home and your mum can’t throw a wobbler, you can eat whatever you choose. You can exult mischievously in eating your favourite concoction of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, stage a covert rebellion by eating breakfast at four in the afternoon and devour late night greasy kebabs without that guilty aftertaste of your mum’s raised eyebrows. But there is a reason why when you’re in Oxford you always crave a classic, homely Sunday lunch with crisp roast potatoes and lashings of gravy. Student cooking on a budget only remains a novelty for a few weeks, a month at most. So if you’re far from delighted by the prospect of sharing a grotty fridge, tackling the mountains of washing up and doing constant battle with mental arithmetic as you traipse up and down the supermarket aisles then read on for inspired tips, shopping tactics and some common sense solutions.A student spends on average about £29 a week on food but the odd lunch out with friends in the covered market, grabbing a coffee in between lectures, indulging in a curry for your crew date and buying a bottle of vodka or a few cans with your weekly shop will leave you with little change. In student vernacular keeping it cheap and cheerful is often synonymous with a poor diet. Pre-term intentions of cooking from scratch and experimenting with fresh ingredients fade rapidly in the face of essay crises and the tempting ease of microwave ready meals. According to recent surveys the average student puts on 11 pounds in their first year and many students would readily admit that it is attributable to tucking into late night chips and grabbing quick on-the-go solutions when the hunger pangs strike. So how do you avoid eating endless portions of tomato pasta, special offer ready meals and, well, beans on toast? All too often you end up trying to budget-buy on the wrong things. It is easy to become unwittingly sucked in by the supermarket’s calculatingly placed three-for-two offers and suddenly you find a shelf full of tins and tins of tuna but no mayo for a sandwich, no cheese left to make a bubbling pasta bake and no time to cook a jacket potato. Co-ordinating a kitchen cupboard is like co-ordinating a wardrobe: make sure that the items in your basket go well together. If your student diet is based on toast and cereal and you find yourself googling Delia to ask if it’s possible to make an omelette without eggs then start by evaluating the contents of your cupboard. According to Jamie Oliver a student’s store cupboard should always contain salt, olive oil, fresh lemons and fresh garlic along with a home grown herb box on your windowsill filled with a range of aromatic herbs including thyme, rosemary, basil, sage, mint and oregano. Fat chance, when it’s far easier to keep a couple of cans of soup on standby to cover all eventualities. When I asked one student how he dealt with buying ingredients and conjuring up meals on a budget, he gave me this key philosophy, ‘Cooking at university is all about stretching the realms of accepted flavours and bunging in whatever you can find in the cupboard, why shouldn’t Jiff lemon juice and baked beans go in a curry?’ Students are renowned for creating bizarre eating habits: one student recommends tuna, cold baked beans and crisps whilst another claims to have eaten a diet consisting solely of cornflakes, halloumi cheese and diet coke.Make yourself some rules to lug round the supermarket with your basket. Firstly always buy versatile ingredients, rather than buying a whole jar of spices you will never finish before it sails past its sell by date, buy a jar of curry paste; mix it with yoghurt to make a fresh tasting curry; add it to fried potatoes to make a Bombay version; fry a bit of leftover chicken in it for your sandwiches or add it to your rice to give every grain kick and colour. If you need to prove to your mother you can cook when she comes up for a visit, have a cheesecake ready in the fridge by creating a base of crushed biscuits, mixing some soft cheese with the zest and juice of a lemon and a mound of sliced strawberries on top for decoration.Once you have sussed a shopping routine enlist your housemates to share the cooking and washing up. If each of you cooks once a week you are well on the way to a varied, stress-free diet. Minimize the washing up pile by always opting for one pot dishes; for example, try out the oven baked Thai chicken rice and adapt it according to your taste (and your store cupboard). Do multiple variations of the same dish, turn omelettes into Spanish potato tortillas, Chinese egg fried rice or vegetable fritters. Cooking requires a blend of experience and bravery, but if you are short of one of these two vital ingredients then just supplement one with the other. ‘Practice makes perfect’ really is the maxim of learning to cook so step away from the student stereotype and head to Cowley road to find cheap, fresh fruit and vegetables, buy yourself a book of ‘one-pot’ recipes to save on the washing up, learn timesaving tactics by freezing leftovers and outwit your housemates by labelling every dish as ‘fusion cooking.’ If all else fails. the baked beans wont go off in a hurry.
JAMESTOWN – A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a homicide Monday evening in Jamestown.Jamestown Police say Carl Sorenson, of Jamestown, is charged with second-degree murder for the death of 23-year-old Brandon Holland who was stabbed in the chest while walking on the sidewalk along North Main Street between East 4th and East 5th Streets around 10:14 p.m.Holland was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital where he died of his injuries.Police said Sorenson is currently being held in Jamestown City Jail awaiting arraignment in the case. Sorenson, according to police, is also a New York State Parolee. Officers say he was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon by investigators at his apartment on Washington Street.Investigators say additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.This was not a random act of violence and police say is likely a result of a prior dispute.Jamestown Police were assisted in the investigation by the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) read more
Medical workers treating COVID-19 patients in Jakarta have reported that they have yet to receive the financial incentives announced by the central government and provincial administration in March.A Jakarta-based general practitioner Arif, who asked to use a pseudonym, discussed his and other colleagues’ experiences while treating COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), emergency rooms and other wards in a hospital in Jakarta. He is also treating suspected and confirmed patients with mild symptoms in isolation rooms.Arif, who chose not to reveal the name of the hospital where he works, said it was part of a private hospital group appointed by the government to treat emerging infectious disease patients, as stipulated in a circular issued by the Health Ministry. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan previously announced an additional Rp 215,000 daily incentive for medical workers in the capital city.Since the two leaders announced the programs in March, neither has given any updates on the progress of payments. Meanwhile, medical workers in many hospitals have seen a cut in their salaries and Idul Fitri holiday bonuses.Arif’s experience was echoed by Ratna, who also chose to be referred to with a pseudonym. She is nurse who treats COVID-19 patients in the ICU of the Fatmawati General Hospital in South Jakarta.She said she and her colleagues had yet to receive any financial incentives, as the hospital had to verify the employees’ attendance, punctuality and the extent to which they were exposed to the virus before distributing the funds.“I’ve asked my hospital’s financial and human resources divisions. They replied that they were still counting the number of people eligible for it,” she said.Arif saw a 30 to 35 percent cut in his paycheck last month. His salary is determined by the number of patients he treats, and the Health Ministry has stated that the occupancy rate of hospitals has dropped by between 20 and 50 percent nationwide.In addition, the ministry has not fully paid the hospital’s claims for PDPs, thus affecting the facility’s revenue.Meanwhile, Ratna, a contract worker, had her salary cut by about 30 to 40 percent last month.Read also: More Indonesian doctors, nurses die fighting against COVID-19The secretary of the ministry’s Health Service Directorate General, Agus Hadian Rahim, said the central government had been working to pay the incentives to medical workers. “We’re processing the payments and the hospitals’ claims,” he said without elaborating further.The Jakarta Health Agency did not respond to the Post’s request for comment.As of Friday, 6,400 cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the capital and 500 people had died.Institute for the Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) economist Bhima Yudhistira urged the Health Ministry and the Jakarta administration to pay the stimulus.“Financial hardship can affect medical workers’ performance. An immediate stimulus is urgently needed because they are fighting on the front lines against the disease,” he said.Topics : However, he has yet to hear any news regarding the government’s incentives for medical workers at the hospital.“I haven’t received any government incentives or information about it from hospital management. I’ve only obtained an additional safety risk payment from my hospital amounting to between Rp 300,000 [US$20.16] and Rp 500,000,” Arif told The Jakarta Post on Friday.Read also: Bonuses slashed, pay cut: Indonesian nurses fight pandemic, financial hardshipsPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said previously that the government had allocated Rp 5.9 trillion to be given as incentives to medical workers treating confirmed patients. The government said it would provide each medical specialist an incentive of Rp 15 million, physicians and dentists Rp 10 million, nurses Rp 7.5 million and other medical staff members Rp 5 million. read more
Paris St. Germain (PSG) chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi has had criminal proceedings opened against him by Swiss prosecutors.The proceedings opened against Qatari businessman Al-Khelaifi, who has been PSG chairman since 2011, are connected to an ongoing investigation into former Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke, and relate to the sale of World Cup TV rights to BeInSports.Apart from his role as PSG chairman, Al-Khelaifi is also the chief executive of BeIn Sports.Last year, The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) disclosed that it was investigating Valcke for “various acts of criminal mismanagement”.Sequel to that, the OAG revealed on Thursday that new proceedings involving Al-Khelaifi had been “opened on the basis” of its findings.It said it was “suspected that Jerome Valcke accepted undue advantages from a businessman in the sports rights sector in connection with the award of media rights for certain countries at the FIFA World Cups in 2018, 2022, 2026 and 2030 and from Nasser Al-Khelaifi in connection with the award of media rights for certain countries at the FIFA World Cups in 2026 and 2030”.According to the OAG, the new investigation – that which relates to Al-Khelaifi – is being conducted in partnership with authorities in Greece, Spain, France and Italy, and was opened in March 2017.It added that its representatives had interviewed the banned Valcke in Switzerland as a suspect on Thursday. Jerome Valcke had earlier been banned by Fifa for 10 years – although he has appealed against the ban.RelatedPSG Chairman Al-Khelaifi, Ex FIFA Sec Gen Valcke Charged With Bribery Over World Cup TV RightsFebruary 20, 2020In “Europe”Aleix GarciaJune 30, 2017Similar postPSG Owners Turn Attention To English Football After Success In FranceApril 13, 2019In “England” read more
MORE: Replacement options if Washington changes team name”This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field,” Snyder said.And here it is: the Redskins are undergoing a thorough review of the team’s name.And let’s be clear: There’s no review if there’s no change coming.Redskins on way out. pic.twitter.com/ZrS3cCvhMg— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 3, 2020NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also released a statement Friday, confirming the league has discussed the team’s name with Snyder.”In the last few weeks we have had ongoing discussions with Dan and we are supportive of this important step,” Goodell said.Native American leaders have been calling for a name change for several years, but there has been a renewed push this week with large sponsors voicing concerns. Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has consistently and unabashedly shut down any calls about changing the name of his team. But money talks, and that’s the main reason why Snyder could potentially change his stance.Amid growing financial pressure, Washington will conduct a “thorough review of the team’s name,” per a statement released Friday morning. That statement also noted the franchise has held discussions with the NFL in recent weeks. Investors worth a collective $620 billion sent letters to FedEx, Nike and Pepsi asking the companies to end their sponsorships with Washington, according to AdWeek. FedEx, which holds naming rights to FedEx Field, then formally requested the team change its name, and Nike removed Redskins merchandise from its online store Thursday night.Washington coach Ron Rivera, who days earlier told 670 The Score that conversations about a name change were “for another time,” said in the team statement the issue is “of personal importance” to him. He hopes to “continue the mission of honoring and supporting Native Americans and our military.” It is unclear what Rivera meant by honoring the military or if a new team name would include a military element. read more
6 Oct 2016 Lancashire strike the first blow in title chase Lancashire struck the first blow in their title battle with BB&O at the English Senior Men’s County Finals at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club in Gloucestershire.The northerners take a 2-1 advantage into this afternoon’s singles after beating BB&O (Berks, Bucks and Oxon) in this morning’s foursomes.England international Ian Crowther and Gary Byrne (Image © Leaderboard Photography) continued their unbeaten run this season with their 5/4 win over Scottish international Malcolm Reid and George Best Wilson.Andrew Westwell and Alan Gillespie claimed the second point with the same scoreline, beating another international, David Niven, and his partner, Tim Whittaker.But in the other game BB&O captain Ashley Brewer paired up with David Cromie to win 3/2 and keep the team in touch.In the play-off for third place, Devon lead Worcestershire 2-1 after the foursomes. Only one match was decided outright, with Devon’s Richard Ward and Paul Vicary eventually winning a see-sawing game 2/1. The other two games were both halved.Click here for full scores. read more