January 20

Things to know

first_img– Joy Foster was the first recipient of the first Sportswoman of the Year award (1961). She remains the youngest winner at 11 years old. – Maurice Foster (1973) and Joy Foster are the only sibling winners of the awards. – Sprinter Una Morris became the first repeat winner of either gender. She won the Sportswoman of the Year awards in 1963 and 1945. – Sarah Newland (1965) and Octavius Moran (1967) are the only Paralympian to win the award. – Orville Haslam (1968) is the only table tennis player to win the Sportsman of the Year award.last_img read more

December 18

Spotlight shines on African cuisine

first_imgAfrica’s food is as rich and diverse as its people, yet its culinary offerings are not that well known. Filmmaker and foodie Tuleka Prah wants to change that. She has started to chronicle traditional recipes made by ordinary people on her website, African Food Map. One day, she would like to create an African Food Dictionary. Jollof rice is one of the West African dishes Tuleka Prah features on her website chronicling African cuisine. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)• South Africa in top 20 best places to raise children• Suzelle’s DIY takes South Africa by storm• South African foodies cooking up a storm• Projects aim to empower women in agriculture• South African television Priya PitamberThe world over, people have heard of or eaten food such as pasta or stir fry. Yet as one of the largest continents, Africa’s cuisine tends to fly under the radar.Enter Tuleka Prah, filmmaker, traveller and foodie, who started to document the making of African dishes on her website, African Food Map.“African Food Map is literally a combination of the things I love because it includes food, travel and making films,” her website states. “It’s an authentic collection of the most popular recipes from around the African continent. It is the start of a growing record of African recipes just as they are made, by people who love to eat them, and who prepare them every day.”Born in England, Prah has lived in various countries in Africa – Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Lesotho, and Namibia. She now lives in Berlin and is studying towards her doctorate. According to the Design Indaba website, her online food offering helps her to “keep in touch with her gastronomic roots”.Speaking to fashion and lifestyle website Fashion Africa 254, Prah recalled how inspiration for her African Food Map started. “I was looking for a recipe for kontomire, a dish my Dad would make using spinach and either fish or beef,” she said. “I knew his recipe was – well, his recipe! And so I was looking for I guess a more ‘true’ version of it. I was looking at the pictures online, which weren’t so nicely done, and I thought ‘Wow, someone really needs to do this properly.’”Prah saw her chance, and took it.South AfricaPrah lived in South Africa for seven years, where she felt the country both nurtured the enjoyment she got from cooking as well as challenged her in other aspects.She could not understand the social expectations (and implications) of apartheid categorisations, and how she fitted into it all. Nevertheless, she writes on her website: “South Africa had the best range of food that I had, up until that point, experienced. I often loved what I ate and what foods were introduced to me there. I would even go so far as to say that this country nurtured the pleasure I now take from cooking and eating.”Prah describes South Africa’s bobotie as the ultimate “so-and-so-makes-it-best” dish. “The dish – a bold flavour-assembly of ingredients – has its roots in the Western Cape’s slave history, and is likely derived from a combination of ‘leftovers,’” she writes. “I ate mine with yellow rice and it was absolutely delicious.”Watch Chef Mako prepare his version of this popular dish – he adds coriander for flavour:She describes one of South Africa’s favourite dishes, samp and beans (in isiZulu, isitambu and in isiXhosa, mngqusho), as comfort food. She has only eaten versions without meat, Prah says, although meat is usually added, and the grains need to be cooked until they are really soft.“This popular dish is very easily tweaked and adjusted to suit personal tastes and is therefore a highly variable dish.”See the recipe:KenyaPrah and her family moved to Kenya in the early 1980s, and she returned for a visit in 2013. “My experience of Kenyan food at the time, largely consisted of ugali and a lot of leafy vegetables,” she writes.She got Diana Chipo Munanairi, a chef, entrepreneur and mother, to make sukuma wiki, a spinach dish that is a “common accompaniment to most meals”.Watch Munanairi whip up the dish:“Most people actually overcook sukuma wiki,” cautioned Munanairi. “So it turns the colour and it becomes something totally different because of over-cooking. We’ve tried to maintain the colour.”Ghana“For me, being in Ghana is synonymous with being around great food,” Prah writes on African Food Map. “With a coast, a tropical interior and a desert-like region to the north, the range of food in Ghana is very diverse and always exciting.”While in the country, she and her aunt, Cynthia Prah, made jollof rice, a one pot meal consisting of meat, vegetables, and well, rice of course.See the recipe:Optimistic feedbackThrough her website and videos, Prah has reached an audience that might not have otherwise known what African cuisine is all about.“What a great idea to give the world a glimpse of the rich African culinary traditions,” Constanze Klee writes on My African Food Map’s Facebook page.“What a discovery!” writes Giulia Aldrovandi‎. “I love your YouTube channel and I know absolutely nothing about African food despite having looked for some books in the past without much success… I am very determined to reproduce your recipes in my kitchen! Thank you for sharing them (beautiful photography as well I have to say).”What’s next?Prah would like to expand her work to create something to the effect of an African Food Dictionary.“I want it to be the go-to resource for African food,” she told Design Indaba. “I want to go to every country I can and collect and share as much as I can – everything from the recipes, to the ingredients, to the preparation, to the histories, to the quality of flavour.”If she has her way, food such as bobotie and jollof rice could become as globally popular as pizza, for instance.last_img read more

December 17

First time fertilizer certification class in Tuscarawas County on April

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris Zoller, Ohio State University ExtensionDo you apply fertilizer (other than manure) to more than 50 acres of land on crops grown primarily for sale? If so, the Ohio Department of Agriculture requires that you complete a three-hour fertilizer certification training. Even if you apply fertilizer to less than 50 acres and/or feed all of your crops to livestock, you are encouraged to become certified. The Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension will conduct a fertilizer certification class for anyone who is not certified. This is NOT for recertification. The training will be held April 9 at 7 pm at the Community Center in the Village of Tuscarawas at 222 E. Cherry St.Please contact the Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension at 330-339-2337 no later than April 5 to pre-register. Additional information is available at http://tuscarawas.osu.edu.last_img read more

November 28

Mugabi picks Horn over Pacquiao

first_imgJohn “The Beast” Mugabi. Photo by Roy LuarcaBRISBANE, Australia—His savage fight against Marvelous Marvin Hagler in 1986 cemented John Mugabi’s legacy as a fierce warrior.Though he eventually got halted in the 11th round of their world middleweight title unification bout, John Mugabi gave Hagler enough pounding from his dynamite fists that squeezed out some of his fighting juices.Mugabi, dubbed “The Beast” for his ferocity in the ring, was present during the press conference of “Battle of Brisbane” between Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Mugabi actually won all his first 25 fights by knockout before being thrown into the fray against Hagler, who was then making his 11th title defense at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Now weighing over 200 pounds and 57 years old, Mugabi, an Ugandan who has settled down here, was there to lend support to Horn.Naturally, he picked Horn to prevail over Pacquiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMugabi, who was a silver medalist in the Moscow Olympics, said Horn has the power and strength to dethrone Pacquiao.“Pacquiao is a great boxer but Horn can beat him,” said Mugabi, who wound up with a 42-7-1 record, including 39 knockouts. What ‘missteps’? China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Djokovic seeks answers after decline and fall Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more