Heart-healthy family treat

first_imgChocolate cake Lockdown boredom has everyone reaching for the fridge. Here are some heart-healthy treats and desserts from Pharma Dynamics’ Cooking from the Heart cookbook. The cookbook contains more than 100 recipes that have been developed for Pharma Dynamics by healthy food consultant, Heleen Meyer and dietitians from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. They are all easy to make, affordable and consist of essential ingredients.Chocolate cake (serves 20)There is nothing like some chocolate to treat yourself. This is so easy to bake and ideal for special occasions.3 cups (750 ml) cake flour1¼ cups (310 ml) sugar4 tsp (20 ml) baking powder1 tsp (5 ml) bicarbonate of soda6 tbsp (90 ml) cocoa2 cups (500 ml) hot water½ cup (125 ml) buttermilk5 tbsp (75 ml) sunflower oil2 tbsp (30 ml) white grape vinegar2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla essencetopping:150 ml sugar300 ml water1 tbsp (15 ml) soft tub margarine¼ cup (60 ml) cocoa½ tsp (2,5 ml) vanilla essence3 tbsp (45 ml) cornflour1 tbsp (15 ml) grated chocolate Preheat oven to a 180 °C and line a large rectangular (20 x 30 cm) baking tin or oven dish with baking paper. Sift all dry ingredients together. Mix the liquids together and gradually fold into the dry ingredients. Pour batter into tin or dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove from the tin and cool. Topping: Meanwhile, place all the ingredients, except the chocolate, in a pot and stir over a low heat to dissolve the sugar. Bring to the boil and simmer gently. Stir until the mixture thickens. Cool slightly and pour over the cooled cake. Sprinkle with grated chocolate.Milk tart (serves 8)This no-bake custard filling is delicious and easy to make.Crust3 tbsp (45 ml) soft tubmargarine2 tbsp (30 ml) sugar1 egg, beaten½ tsp (2,5 ml) groundcinnamon¾ cup (180 ml) cake flour¼ cup (60 ml) whole-wheat flourFilling2 cups (500 ml) low-fat or fat-free milk2 eggs, beaten¼ cup (60 ml) sugar3 tbsp (45 ml) cornflour½ tsp (2,5 ml) vanilla or almond essence1 tbsp (15 ml) ground cinnamon Crust: Preheat oven to 180 °C. Beat together the margarine and sugar. Add the egg and mix well. Mix cinnamon and flours together. Gradually add to the egg mixture to form a soft dough. Press the dough into a 22 cm tart or pie dish. Prick with a fork and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool. Filling: Place milk in a pot, bring to the boil and remove from heat. Beat eggs and sugar well. Mix cornflour with a little water to make a paste. Stir into egg mixture. Add half the milk into egg mixture and stir well. Pour egg mixture into the pot with the rest of the milk and stir well. Return to a low heat and stir all the time. Allow to simmer very gently until it thickens – at least 10 minutes. Stir vanilla in and pour into pie crust. Allow to cool and refrigerate. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.Apple pudding (serves 8)Apples and cinnamon are comforting flavours. Swop your custard or ice cream for plain low-fat yoghurt.4 medium Granny Smith apples, seeds removed and cut in wedges1 cinnamon stick¼ cup (60 ml) sugar3 eggs, beaten3 tbsp (45 ml) sunflower oil¾ cup (180 ml) low-fat or fat-free milk½ cup (125 ml) plain low-fat yoghurt1 cup (250 ml) cake flour½ cup (125 ml) whole-wheat flour2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder2 tsp (10 ml) ground cinnamon Syrup: ½ cup (125 ml) low-fat or fat-free milk½ cup (125 ml) water¼ cup (60 ml) sugar1 cinnamon stick optional Place apples with 2 tbsp of water and the cinnamon in a pot. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until just tender, but not mushy. Preheat oven to 180 °C. Beat sugar and eggs until well blended. Add oil, milk and yoghurt and mix well. Combine the flours, baking powder and half the cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Beat liquid into the flour mixture to form a smooth batter. Spoon apples into an oven dish and pour batter on top. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and cooked. Syrup: Meanwhile, place all the ingredients in a small pot and stir over a low heat. Simmer for a few minutes or until slightly thickened. Prick warm pudding with a fork or skewer and pour syrup over. Sprinkle with the rest of the ground cinnamon. Serve warm with plain low-fat or fat-free yoghurt.Tip: Make the pudding with fresh pears as above. Or use a tin of pie apples or peach slices and leave out step 1.last_img read more

QC loses appeal over ‘offensive remarks’ at sexual assault hearing

first_imgThe High Court has upheld a finding of professional misconduct against a criminal silk who was judged by a disciplinary tribunal to have implied in court that a 16-year-old victim of sex assault victim bore some kind of responsibility for her attack.In a decision handed down last week, the court dismissed the appeal by Howard Godfrey QC against the finding by the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS)  last year.Godfrey, who was representing a man sentenced for sexually assaulting the girl, was found by the tribunal to have made ‘offensive and unnecessary’ comments. He was reprimanded and ordered to attend a training course on ‘advocacy and the vulnerable’.  Godfrey appealed against the finding of guilt but not against the sanction. 
The offence in question occured in 2015 when the QC, a member of 2 Bedford Row, was making submissions in an appeal against his client’s sentence. The tribunal’s ruling, in May last year, found Godfrey that had behaved in a way ‘likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in the profession’.In judgment the court noted that Godfrey’s comments had been picked up by the media. According to the judgment, one local newspaper report of the hearing recorded (accurately) Godfrey’s remarks that ‘This [the victim] was not a young and innocent girl’ and that she was ‘not unaccustomed to drinking.’The judgment, by Lady Justice Sharp and Mr Justice Spencer, noted that the tribunal reached the clear conclusion that the breach passed the threshold of seriousness required to establish professional misconduct. It added: ‘We are conscious of the appellant’s lengthy and otherwise unblemished legal career. However, regrettably, we are satisfied that the tribunal was entitled, indeed right to reach the conclusions that it did.’last_img read more

News in Brief

first_imgEuropean Directive 2008/57/CE covering the interoperability of high speed and conventional networks has been transposed into Spanish law. It excludes the metre-gauge networks. Slovakia’s Ministry of Transport has announced that the previous government’s plans to merge infrastructure manager ZSR, passenger operator ZSSK and ZSSK Cargo into new holding company Slovenské Zeleznice by 2013 will not go ahead (RG 4.10 p27). Alstom Transport and Transmash Holding have launched a project to develop a new-generation 160 km/h EMU for use in Russia. The modular ED10 family will be available with up to 12 cars in high and low floor variants. A prototype is due to begin test running in 2012.The Thai parliament has voted to support a draft framework for negotiations with China over the development of a high speed network in Thailand (RG 11.10 p48). Plans for an extension of SRT’s metre-gauge line from Nong Khai to Vientiane have been dropped by the government of Laos following the start of work on a 530 km standard-gauge link to Xingshuangbanna in Yunnan at the end of October.Amtrak reported a new ridership record for the year to September 30, with a 5·7% increase to 287 million passenger-journeys. Fare revenue also increased to a record $1·74bn. QR National CEO Lance Hockridge said on October 29 that construction of the 69 km Northern Missing Link connecting coal railways in central Queensland had reached the halfway point, as part of the A$1·1bn Goonyella – Abbot Point Expansion project due to be completed in 2012 (RG 12.08 p947). New Jersey Governor Chris Christie confirmed on October 27 that he was not prepared to reverse his decision to scrap the ARC trans-Hudson tunnel project (RG 11.10 p30). Amtrak said later that it was not interested in taking over the preparatory works undertaken by New Jersey Transit.last_img read more

Onboard network

first_imgETHERNET: Westermo has introduced its RedFox train switch to provide a dual Ethernet backbone using the Westermo Operating System in an effort to deliver a more modular approach to onboard data transfer.The company says this ‘fly by wire’ technology allows a higher degree of ‘plug and play’ functionality by removing the need for manual reconfiguration when trains are serviced or cars are removed or added to a fixed-formation trainset. A dual bypass relay maintains network integrity in the event of loss of power in an intermediate vehicle.last_img read more

Feature articles in the April 2016 issue of Railway Gazette International

first_imgFeature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette International today. Comment Digital convergence is coming News Main Line Urban Rail Market Industry Innovations Pointers Analysis Headwinds hamper Indian reforms, DB needs more quality, Gulf Railway still going ahead Italy Integration at home, liberalisation abroadAs a political debate continues about the potential partial flotation of FS Group, new Chief Executive Renato Mazzoncini tells Nick Kingsley that his priorities lie in improving multimodal integration in local transport and pursuing international expansion in a liberalised European market.NTV targets the northern marketMurray Hughes highlights NTV’s plans for serving Italy’s northern cities with a fleet of non-tilting Pendolino trains Reshaping the Roman networkLuigi D’Ottavi reports on plans to modernise and expand rail services in and around the Italian capital ETCS Level 2 to boost network capacityThe use of virtual blocks to reduce headways in urban areas is a key element in RFI’s ERTMS deployment strategy, its Head of Train Control & Telecommunications Fabio Senesi explains to Chris Jackson Infrastructure investment tops the agenda in TorinoWe preview the Expo Ferroviaria trade show taking place at Torino’s Lingotto exhibition centre on April 5-7Infrastructure Rebuilding the Südstrecke Construction of the Semmering Base Tunnel and the 130 km Koralmbahn, combined with remodelling of major hubs, will transform the busy 470 km trunk route linking Austria’s northern and southern borders Bridging the gapNorth America’s railroads face a growing challenge to repair or replace major bridges which now date back a century or more, and structural renewals feature heavily in many of the Class I railroads’ 2016 capital plans. David Lustig investigates Sub-Surface ATO on trialTesting of the Thales SelTrac IS Radio CBTC to be deployed on four London Underground routes is now underway. Chris Jackson reports from Old Dalby Economical heart surgeryDe Lijn has adopted a new software-based control system to update the control of a key junction on the Antwerpen pre-metro network In focus You aren’t world class if you aren’t exporting’The Rail Supply Group has published a long-term industrial strategy which is intended to grow UK companies’ share of the global market, as RSG Industry Co-Chair Terence Watson explains First-time exhibitors reflect UK growthWe look at the products and innovations that will be on show at Infrarail in London on April 12-14 Research & skills Bombardier signs urban rail-focused education agreement in Thailand, tech start-ups compete to improve DB station information Forum People Dieter Sidetrack Diary Viewpoint Rail Supply Industry WatchAs emerging markets account for an increasing proportion of demand in the rail sector, we asked our expert panel what product characteristics are most important for success in such markets Railway Gazette International is the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette International today.last_img read more

Resilient Fruits Festival added to World Rivers Day celebration

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share 274 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Fr Franklyn Cuffy (file photo)News Release {-May 9 2018} –As Catholics observe the third Anniversary of Pope Francis Encyclical “Laudato Si” – care of our common home (Earth) is our responsibility, on 24 May, 2018. Here in Dominica plans are well on the way for the next World Rivers Day.Resilient Fruits Festival will now be one of the major attractions of the 13 Anniversary of World Rivers Day, carded for the last Sunday of September (30), 2018. As designated by the United Nations.Spearheading this Anniversary is The Dominica World Rivers Day Committee, in partnership with the Healthy Islanders, The Discover Dominica, DHTA, City Council, DOWASCO, Forestry Division, The Dominica Fire and Ambulance Division, the Signman, among others.Donmnitjen Fo Roseau River Endurance Competition will be the focus.The day’s event will be begin with a Church celebration at 9:00 am at the Cathedral Chapel, followed with parade of uniform groups to the Roseau Market, where breakfast will be available.A Hula Hoop Endurance competition will also be an attraction for the Youth. And will be coordination by the Girl Guides Movement.In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria this year’s theme is: No Forest, No Water, No RIVER, No Food, No Life! FaithLifestyleLocalNews Resilient Fruits Festival added to World Rivers Day celebration by: – May 11, 2018last_img read more

New Positive Gain Slope Amplifier Operates from DC to 20 GHz

first_imgCustom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), announces the addition of the CMD192 to their growing MMIC library of standard products. The CMD192 is a wideband DC-20 GHz GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier available in die form. This amplifier delivers greater than 20 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of + 22 dBm and a noise figure of 2.8 dB at 18 GHz. Unlike most distributed amplifiers, the CMD192 has a positive gain slope with increasing frequency, thus compensating for the higher frequency losses typical of other components in a system. In addition, the use of on-chip tracking circuits ensure consistent performance over temperature and process variation. The CMD192 is a 50 Ohm matched design that requires minimal off-chip components to complete the bias network, which is typical of this amplifier topology. The CMD192 is suitable for microwave radio and VSAT, telecom infrastructure, test instrumentation, and military and space applications.last_img read more

Sunstone Circuits Adds RF / Microwave PCB Capabilities

first_imgThese materials are the industry standard, helping designers to achieve clean RF and Microwave signal circuits with the lowest loss coefficients available. Sunstone Circuits now stocks many of the popular configurations. With these low loss materials, along with tighter manufacturing tolerances for registration (down to +/- 0.001”), line width and spacing control (down to +/- 0.0005”), routed dimensional tolerances (down to +/- 0.002”) and a variety of non-magnetic surface finishes (gold, plated tin lead, plated tin and bare copper), Sunstone has designers covered for RF and Microwave frequency PCB needs. In addition, Sunstone is able to provide laser routing services for designs with extremely critical dimensional profiles (+/-.001”).PCB designers can send their files (Gerber, .dxf, or .dwg) directly to Sunstone, and the sales staff will prepare a customized quote for these designs or they can upload their files through the Custom Quote page. For designs requiring ITAR compliance, the secure file transfer portal on that Custom Quote page should be used. These boards are built with the same industry leading quality and support that designers have come to expect from Sunstone Circuits, made with pride in the USA. Many customers prefer to provide their own artwork or material, and Sunstone is equipped to handle that as well. The addition of low loss / high speed materials for RF and Microwave applications complement a growing suite of PCB solutions from Sunstone which includes new in-house ENIG capabilities, expanded lead times and enhancements for PCBExpress® Quickturn and PCB123®, increased capability and shorter lead times for v-score requirements, Bundled Assembly, and SMT Stencils with or without nano coating, to name a few. Sunstone Circuits, one of the leading printed circuit board (PCB) solutions provider for prototypes, medium volume and production quantities, has announced the addition of RF / Microwave materials (high speed / low loss) for 1 and 2 layer boards. With the rise in RF / Microwave technologies in the electronics industry, and the need for PCBs and circuits to satisfy these designs, Sunstone Circuits is now providing what the design engineers need for these complicated projects. They are now offering 1 and 2 layer PCBs built with many of the most popular low loss / high performance electronics materials offered in the industry, including:  ARLON Polyflon  Rogers 3000 series  Rogers 4000 series  Rogers RT/Duroid (5000/6000 series)  Taconiclast_img read more

World’s First HaLow-Enabled Products for IoT Applications

first_imgNEWRACOM, a provider of IoT-enabled Wi-Fi SoCs, together with IoT solutions expert, AdvanWISE, has introduced the world’s first HaLow (IEEE 802.11ah-enabled) products for the IoT market. The strategic collaboration of the two companies to deploy HaLow products enables turn-key solutions for various IoT applications.AdvanWISE has deployed a variety of HaLow products integrated with NRC7292, the world’s first 802.11ah Wi-Fi SoC provided by NEWRACOM. AdvanWISE recently developed and introduced the world’s first Tri-band Industrial Gateway, HaLow AP/ Station, HaLow Mini PCI-e Module to penetrate IoT markets.HaLow has been developed for IoT markets, which includes the smart home and office, connected cars, digital healthcare, smart farms, and smart grid industries. Distinct from conventional Wi-Fi, HaLow products operate at sub 1 GHz bandwidth and promise long-range data transmission with low power consumption. Even though HaLow faces increased competition from other low-power and long-range connectivity technologies such as Sigfox, LoRa, NB-IoT, and Wi-SUN, it boasts a higher data rate up to 15 Mbps and connects thousands of devices on a single access point.Dr. Sok Kyu Lee, CEO and President of NEWRACOM believes HaLow’s distinct and competitive functionality of long-range coverage with relatively higher data rate will give the IoT industry a great momentum to introduce new, improved and even never-imagined IoT services and related numberless devices.NEWRACOM and AdvanWISE showcased their Halo products at MWC Barcelona 2019 in February and will again showcase at the upcoming Smart City Summit & Expo to be held from March 26-29 in Taiwan (Booth I-427).last_img read more

Browns Deny Teams the Chance to Chat with OC Freddie Kitchens

first_imgHands off.That’s the message today from the Browns to the rest of the league when it comes to offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, as NFL Network is reporting that Cleveland is denying other teams a chance to chat with their current coordinator. League source confirmed NFL Network report that #Browns have denied other teams’ OC interview requests for Freddie Kitchens— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) January 3, 2019The move by the Browns to not allow teams to talk to Kitchens isn’t a shock, as they want to interview him first for their open head coaching job, which is expected to be next week.If they don’t hire Kitchens as the teams’ new head coach, GM John Dorsey is hopeful that whoever he does hire as the new man in charge will find a way to keep Kitches in the OC role moving forward. Kitchens took over as the teams offensive coordinator in week nine after the team fired OC Todd Haley, along with head coach Hue Jackson.The Browns were 2-5-1 when the firings took place, and the team then went 5-3 over their last eight games of the season. From Up to the Minute Live: The #Browns are holding onto OC Freddie Kitchens for now, fending off requests and trying to make sure he stays in their building. pic.twitter.com/BuY4beeeVA— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 3, 2019 Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loedecenter_img Related TopicsBrownsFreddie Kitchenslast_img read more