The perfect egg…

first_imgNewsThe perfect egg…By admin – May 10, 2011 470 Twitter Advertisement WhatsApp Email Linkedincenter_img Print Can you cook the perfect egg?It’s a question that many claim to have the answer but one thing that is for sure and that is that there is a great debate and many points of view on how to boil the perfect egg. However, there are a few points that all the experts agree on:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up * Always cook a fresh egg and one that is at room temperature (not straight out of the fridge).* Use a small pan, so that the eggs do not have room to move.* Start with cold water and only just cover the eggs by 1cm.* Always use a kitchen timer avoid using your watch or clock.* Never use fast boiling water; a gentle simmer is all they need.* Never boil eggs longer than necessary as the yolks turn dark and rubbery.So, for the perfect boiled egg: Place eggs into a small saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for:Really soft runny eggs – 2 minutesWhite just set and yolk that is creamy – 3 minutes.White and yolk perfectly set with yolk that is creamy – 4 minutes.Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and transfer to egg cups. Slice off tops and serve with buttered fingers (soldiers) of freshly toasted bread. Facebook Previous articlePunchestown 2011 In ReviewNext articleIncentive scheme should include William St- trader adminlast_img read more

United reach Europa Cup final

first_imgManchester United have scraped past Celta Vigo 2-1 on aggregate to reach the Europa League final.They drew one-all at Old Trafford in the second leg of their semi-final last night.It means Jose Mourinho’s side now know if they beat Dutch club Ajax in Stockholm, they’ll be in next season’s Champions League. The United boss says it’s a relief to get there. Photo © Pixabaylast_img

Baseball Preview: Major League Baseball 2015 predictions

first_imgAL MVP: Jose Abreu, White SoxNL Cy Young: Gerrit Cole, PiratesAL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez, MarinersNL Rookie of the Year: Jung-ho Kang, PiratesAL Rookie of the Year: Dalton Pompey, Blue Jays Division winners:NL West: DodgersNL Central: CardinalsNL East: NationalsWild cards: Pirates, PadresAL West: MarinersAL Central: White SoxAL East: Red SoxWild cards: Tigers, AngelsWorld Series: Red Sox over Nationals• MORE BASEBALL PREVIEW: Check out our entire 2015 baseball preview sectionMARK WHICKER, COLUMNISTNL MVP: Anthony Rizzo, CubsAL MVP: Jose Abreu, White SoxNL Cy Young: Madison Bumgarner, GiantsAL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez, MarinersNL Rookie of the Year: Joc Pederson, DodgersAL Rookie of the Year: Dalton Pompey, Blue JaysDivision winners:NL West: DodgersNL Central: CardinalsNL East: NationalsWild cards: Giants, MarlinsAL West: MarinersAL Central: White SoxAL East: YankeesWild cards: Angels, RoyalsWorld Series: White Sox over Nationals• MORE BASEBALL PREVIEW: Ways to get around Dodgers TV stalemateJ,P. HOORNSTRA, DODGERS BEAT WRITERNL MVP: Matt Kemp, PadresAL MVP: Mike Trout, AngelsNL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, DodgersAL Cy Young: Taijuan Walker, Mariners NL Rookie of the Year: Joc Pederson, DodgersAL Rookie of the Year: Daniel Norris, Blue JaysDivision winners:NL West: DodgersNL Central: Pirates NL East: NationalsWild cards: Cardinals, PadresAL West: MarinersNL Central: RoyalsNL East: OriolesWild cards: Angels, Red SoxWorld Series: Mariners over Nationals• MORE BASEBALL PREVIEW: Can Kershaw extend brilliance into postseason?CLAY FOWLER, REPORTERNL MVP: Yasiel Puig, DodgersAL MVP: Josh Donaldson, Blue JaysNL Cy Young: Jordan Zimmerman, NationalsAL Cy Young: Chris Sale, White SoxNL Rookie of the Year: Kris Bryant, CubsAL Rookie of the Year: Rusney Castillo, Red SoxDivision winners:NL West: DodgersNL Central: PiratesNL East: MarlinsWild card: NationalsAL West: AngelsAL Central: White SoxAL East: Blue JaysWild card: OriolesWorld Series: Dodgers over White SoxROBERT MORALES, ANGELS BEAT WRITERNL MVP: Yasiel Puig, DodgersAL MVP: Mike Trout, AngelsNL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, DodgersAL CY Young: Felix Hernandez, MarinersNL Rookie of Year: Jorge Soler, CubsAL Rookie of Year: Rusney Castillo, Red SoxDivision winners:NL West: DodgersNL Central: CardinalsNL East: NationalsWild cards: Pirates, GiantsAL East: Red SoxAL West: AngelsAL Central: TigersWild cards: Mariners, RoyalsWorld Series: Dodgers over Red SoxVINCENT BONSIGNORE, COLUMNISTNL MVP: Giancarlo Stanton, MarlinsAL MVP: Mike Trout, White SoxNL Cy Young: Matt Harvey, MetsAL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez, MarinersNL Rookie of the Year: Joc Pederson, DodgersAL Rookie of the Year: Dalton Pompey, Blue JaysDivision winners:NL West: DodgersNL Central: CardinalsNL East: NationalsWildcard: Mets, CubsAL West: AngelsAL Central: TigersAL East: Red SoxWildcard: Royals, OriolesWorld Series: Cardinals over Red Sox Who will win the World Series this year? Who will be named Most Valuable Player? Our staff of baseball writers and columnists make their predictions for the upcoming season.• MORE BASEBALL PREVIEW: NL West team-by-team capsulesTOM HOFFARTH, COLUMNISTNL MVP: Giancarlo Stanton, Marlinscenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer on beating Huddersfield: It’s a mindset change

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer on beating Huddersfield: It’s a mindset changeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he’s been able to change the “mindset” of his players after victory over Huddersfield.Paul Pogba scored twice for the 3-1 win.Solskjaer said, “You don’t change anything in one week, but you change the mindset. I want my team to play in a certain way and I give them little pointers here and there. It’s a work in progress, that’s what it is. It’s going to take time as the players go from one manager and the details he wanted and I have a little bit of a tweak. It will improve as time goes on.”On Pogba, he added: “It was great to see him score two goals and he has created the goals last week at Cardiff, and now he scores them himself, so he will be even better for getting two lots of 90 minutes now and he will be fitter and fitter and improving with the team. We looked tired towards the end and now it is important over the next two or three days that we recover and get ready for Bournemouth.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

China says detention of Canadian involves employment issue

first_imgBEIJING — China says the recent detention of a third Canadian is different than the earlier ones authorities have alleged involved security matters.Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Thursday that the woman had received an administrative penalty for illegal employment. She did not provide further details.The detentions of two Canadian men last week appeared to be retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive wanted in the United States.Hua said the most recent case is different, noting the two men have been taken in for endangering China’s national security, while the woman was given an administrative penalty.A Canadian lawmaker said Wednesday that the case involved visa irregularities for an Alberta woman who had been teaching in China.The Associated Presslast_img read more

TMC continues to add glitz and glamour to poll arena

first_imgKolkata: Continuing with her penchant for bringing in silver screen personalities to politics, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has fielded five film stars, including two greenhorns, for the coming Lok Sabha elections. In the 2014 general elections, Banerjee had fielded the same number of cinestars and all the five had won. It was Banerjee who had in 2009 started the practice of fielding people from the glamour world in West Bengal elections, which was considered to be the forte of southern states. Of the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal, the TMC had won 19 seats in 2009 and 34 in 2014. The party also adds a dash of colour to major public meetings, where celebrities from the film and television world assemble. Fielding of Mimi Chakraborty, a popular actress in Bengali cinema and a political greenhorn, from the prestigious Jadavpur constituency for the 2019 elections has come as a surprise to many. It was from this constituency in the city that Mamata Banerjee had burst into electoral politics in 1984 as a young Congress candidate, by handing a stunning defeat to incumbent and towering Somnath Chatterjee of the CPI(M). Sugata Bose, a professor of Oceanic History and Affairs at the Harvard University held the seat as a TMC MP in the outgoing 16th Lok Sabha. Reportedly, he has not been given permission by the university to contest the elections this time. Another political greenhorn and Bengali film actor Nusrat Jahan has been fielded from Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district, a seat now held by TMC’s Idris Ali. Banerjee has said Ali will contest in an Assembly by-election. Apart from these two, actors and sitting MPs Deepak Adhikari, popularly known as Dev, Satabdi Roy and Munmum Sen will also contest. While Dev and Roy would seek re-election from Ghatal and Birbhum seats respectively, Sen has been shifted from Bankura to Asansol, which was won by singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo of the BJP. The TMC has dropped sitting MPs Tapas Pal and Sandhya Roy, well-known film stars of yesteryears. Pal had been arrested by the CBI in December 2016 in connection with the Rose Valley chitfund scam and is at present out on bail. Pal and Satabdi Roy are two-time MPs of the TMC, both having earlier won in the 2009 elections. The TMC supremo had also made Bollywood star Mithun Chakraborty a Rajya Sabha MP. But he had resigned in December 2016 citing ill health. The trend of cine stars joining electoral politics has been a regular affair in the southern states, with former Tamil Nadu chief minister M G Ramachandran as the pioneer and Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan being the latest entrants. Andhra Pradesh is another state where film stars enjoy cult status and have made serious forays into politics, with N T Rama Rao having become chief minister of the state. In other parts of the country, film stars like Raj Babbar, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna have been in politics and even mega star Amitabh Bachchan had a short tryst with it. Film stars have, however, generally stayed away from electoral politics in West Bengal, where it has traditionally been viewed as a forte of those who grow from the ranks, barring one or two exceptions. The so-called glass ceiling was broken in 2009 when Satabdi Roy and Tapas Pal, both of whom were doing films regularly then, were fielded by the TMC chief and won. The BJP has also brought in film personalities and those associated with it in West Bengal politics. Babul Supriyo, a playback singer who also dabbled in film acting, was one of the two BJP candidates who won in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from West Bengal. He was also made a minister of state. Actor Roopa Ganguly, who achieved national fame for her portrayal of the role of Draupadi in mega teleserial Mahabharat, is a Rajya Sabha MP of the BJP.last_img read more

Great to see Russells maturity Karthik

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Dinesh Karthik has heaped praise on Andre Russell, saying it is great to see him grow as a player and get matured. Riding on Russell’s unbeaten 40-ball 80, KKR kept their playoffs hope alive as they defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by 34-run win despite Hardik Pandya’s fireworks in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. “Russell is a great player, he’s a special player and it’s good to see him grow as a player. The maturity he’s showing is great to see,” said Karthik in the post-match presentation ceremony. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuPrior to Sunday’s game, Russell had expressed his displeasure towards the decision-making in the team. Russell had said that it’s not the batting that’s been struggling, but the bowling. “We get to totals we should defend,” he had said at the press conference before the game. He had spoken about how he had talked to the coach about his batting order, and about how, despite being among the runs, he had not left the room in days because he was not feeling good about the losses. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersHowever, batting first on Sunday, KKR amassed 232-2 riding on the back of half-centuries from their top order, after which their bowlers restricted the visitors to 198-7. The win ended KKR’s six-match losing streak in IPL 2019, and also brought to an end MI’s streak of eight consecutive wins against them. “I think at the end of the day you should make sure your process is right. It might sound cliche but it’s a high pressure sport. You gotta make sure everybody is in great space as it’s such a high octane tournament,” said Karthik.last_img read more

Football Meyer knew of 2009 domestic violence allegations involving Zach Smith

OSU coaches Tony Alford (left) and Zach Smith stand together before the Buckeyes game against Rutgers on Oct. 1. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State announced Monday that head coach Urban Meyer had fired wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith after his ex-wife filed a domestic violence civil protection order against him Monday. While addressing the media at the podium at the 2018 Big Ten Media Days, Meyer said he was aware of the 2009 incident involving Smith when he was an intern under him at Florida. A Gainesville, Florida police report states Smith was arrested and charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman. Meyer said he was contacted about the situation in 2009 and stands by Smith, despite terminating him from his role. “We’re certainly not going to investigate,” Meyer said. “It came back to me that what was reported wasn’t actually what happened.” The police report obtained by The Lantern states that Smith, “grabbed the victim by her t-shirt, picked her up and threw her into a bedroom wall.”Meyer said he would not get into specifics on what happened in the alleged incident involving Smith, saying, “The decision was made. I think the details I’m obligated to give, I gave.” This is the first time Meyer had to fire one of his assistant coaches. Meyer referenced this, mentioning turnover in terms of promotions from assistant coaches to head coaches or promotions to the NFL. Despite the situation, Meyer praised his coaching staff, saying the coaches are well-equipped to take over in the present after Smith’s firing. “This is the best group of young coaches I’ve had on both sides of the ball,” Meyer said. “And they’re very involved with our preparation game plan and development of our players.” Meyer said that the coaching change will be addressed and released in the coming week. read more

Hughton unhappy with Brightons defense

first_imgChris Hughton admitted that he is very disappointed with the way his team concede all three goals in their last match against Crystal Palace and were defeated 3-2 despite not being the worse side.The Seagulls had great chances in the second half to equalize or maybe even turn around the whole game but in the end, the score remained the same as after the first half of the game.The British manager spoke about the result and his side’s performance as he said, according to Sky Sports:“It was uncharacteristic. We have been very good at corners. It is not like us but it is very difficult to give those goals away and get something from the game.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It is a huge frustration because all three goals are avoidable. That knocks us back. The Zaha [second] goal is a run that we know that he makes.”“We arguably had the best chances in that second half to get an equaliser or a winner but you can’t give the goals away that we gave away in the early period of that game.”“Whether we deserved that [equaliser] over the balance of the 90 minutes, probably not, but we had them very much on the back foot during that second half.”last_img read more

Lewandowski leaves his future to agent

first_imgRobert Lewandowski has spoken for the first time since his agent, Pini  Zahavi, revealed that his client wishes to leave Bayern Munich this summer for a “new challenge”The Israeli football agent, who is widely renown for having famously brokered the €222m world record deal that saw Neymar leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last summer, recently revealed that Lewandowski has achieved everything that is possible at Bayern and now wants a fresh challenge elsewhere.“Robert feels he needs a change and a new challenge in his career,” said Zahavi.“The managers of Bayern know about it.”RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).Lewandowski, who is currently on duty with the Poland national team as they prepare for the upcoming World Cup, announced that he has entrusted his future to his agent and will not be contemplating anything else other than next month’s tournament in Russia.“My agent takes care of these things,” he said. “I am focused on the preparations for the World Cup,” he said, according to Goal.“That is the most important thing. I do not think about anything else.”Both Real Madrid and Chelsea have been heavily linked with moves for Lewandowski this summer, who has a contract at Bayern until 2021.last_img read more