“Lawrence Was a Born Down-to-Earth Person”

first_imgSenator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, widow of the late Rep. Adolph Lawrence, sits grief-stricken with her children near the casket bearing the mortal remains of her husband.Sympathizers acknowledge Rep. Adolph Lawrence’s lifestyle of simplicityAt the funeral service of the late Montserrado Electoral District #15 Representative, Adolph Akwe Lawrence, sympathizers, including high ranking government officials, religious leaders, friends and family members, on Friday, April 26, 2019, lauded the simplicity exhibited by the fallen Lawmaker in his dealings with people while he was alive.at the well-arranged and crowded funeral at Sacred Cathedral in Monrovia,Some of the sympathizers referred to him as a “friend of the poor; others called him a humble honorable, while his surviving colleagues from the Independent Legislative Caucus described him as a staunch Legislative floor fighter, a champion of justice and a hero whose mission solely dwelt on fighting for the good of society.Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, in her tribute, said she will forever remember the late Lawrence for his fight in favor of the rule of law.The Vice President said the fallen Lawmaker cared about the improvement of institutions, rather than building up a team of strong people.“Hon. Lawrence was very true to his word, because he never minced them whenever he spoke on issues affecting our country. He was a hero, who did not fear anything, but to do wrong. We will all miss him,” VP Taylor lamented.She aded, “now that Lawrence is dead, what is next for everyone to take as a lesson is the most important thing ahead, which is for the family and all of us, who knew him personally, to continue holding together.”“Whatever the situation may be; whether you truly loved Adolph or hated him, or pretended that you loved him; the lesson we all have come to learn should be the life he lived, which was characterized by his love for all, free from hatred but being people-centered person,” she said.Chief Justice Francis Korkpor, in his tribute on behalf of the judicial branch of government, also described fallen Rep. Lawrence as “a pillar that supported, not only the two Houses of the Legislature, but the judicial system as well.”“As many of the sympathizers have said, “I too agree that Rep. Lawrence fought for all of us by upholding the rule of law to the extent I personally can speak on his behalf that he was a selfless leader, who did not only serve the people of District #15, but other communities through his advocacy at the Capitol,” Korkpor said.He said the late Lawmaker was like a brother to him.Therefore, he called on everyone, regardless of position in society, to appreciate the services the fallen Lawmaker rendered to the country.The Catholic Archbishop of Liberia, Lewis Jerome Zeigler, said a man may lack the power to fight for himself, but God who created everyone and everything is not asleep, neither against those who fall prey to the evil doings of their fellow men.With text of his sermon taken the Book of Psalms Chapter 35 verses 1-16, Zeigler said God fights for those who fight against His followers, and reserves a special place for those who suffered and died doing the Lord’s will.“The Psalm tells us that David asked God to ‘Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.’ His prayer was never a weak prayer, but a very strong one to his creator whenever he wanted help,” the Archbishop Zeigler said.He added, “take up shield and armor; arise and come to my aid. Brandish spear and javelin against those who pursue me. Say to me, I am your salvation. May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay.” Zeigler said that the Bible continues by saying that King David’s prayer was never short of answers from God, his creator.“Whether Akwe died a normal death or not, it is not ours to judge anyone. But we are told by the Bible that no sin goes unpunished and nothing is done without God’s will power ever ready to discern between good and evil and sets a place and a moment for everyone to give account of his doings,” he said.He admonished the Senator Nyonblee Kangar-Lawrence, widow of the deceased, to be strong and believe that there is a life after death, in which she will one day have a reunion with her husband in the kingdom of God.The elder brother of late Rep. Adolph Lawrence, Emmanuel Lawrence, said it will require God’s intervention to console his entire family as they mourn the loss of his brother.He said inasmuch he (Emmanuel) was the elder brother, Adolph was always their leader.“We made him our leader because he proved to us that he was a man of meaningful ideas. Therefore, we all tapped on his vast knowledge to ensure that we move on with our struggles as a family,” Mr. Lawrence said.Thousands of people bade the late Rep. Adolph Lawrence farewell as a fleet of vehicles accompanied his remains to Kaiser Memorial Cemetery in Brewerville, for interment.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bringing home the bacon

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It’s official: I am in the wedding season of my life. In the past five months, I’ve been to six weddings. I was talking to Bob, the dad at the August wedding. He asked if I was a wedding crasher or how I came to be invited. With the quick wit I don’t have, I explained my friendship with the mother of the groom. With the slow wit I DO have, it popped into my head 10 minutes later that I should have claimed to be a wedding crasher investigating my next story for OCJ on wedding food. The following week, an obsession grew for finding a recipe for the candied bacon chicken appetizer served at that very wedding. A desperate Pinterest and Google search began. The sweet salty bacon — all I can say is yum!Bacon has taken the food world by craze. The Pork Council reports that 62% of restaurants have something bacon on the menu. Recipes, chef shows, novelties, apparel as well as websites are centered around bacon. Bacon tops sandwiches, salads, veggies and even desserts. And who doesn’t love Jim Gaffigan’s skit about bacon? Be sure to check it out on YouTube if you haven’t seen it.Combos of bacon and ingredients you wouldn’t put together are tantalizing taste buds everywhere. Paul makes liquid nitrogen ice cream with the local chemistry class and the kids bring in the fix-ins for the ice cream. To this day Paul says the best ice cream he has ever tasted was a pancake batter ice cream with maple syrup and bacon. The chemistry teacher, Dr. U, explained to me the two flavors (sweet plus salty) create a yummy chemical reaction on your tongue but no one really knows the reason why we think it is so delicious. Dr. U shared an article with me from Cooksmart.com. In this article, they use a star to illustrate how flavors compliment and enhance each other. Sweet (such as honey/brown sugar/maple syrup) and salty (such as bacon) bring out the flavors of each other. No wonder a tad bit of sweetness makes an unforgettable bacon experience.The National Pork Board stats show that the average American eats nearly 18 servings of bacon a year. The big question is what is a serving? Modern healthy diet preaches moderation and bacon can fit that mold with two slices of bacon providing only 73 calories and 6 grams fat. The problem is not many people can stop with two slices. My son Luke can pound down a pound of bacon himself! I’m guessing he is not alone. The huge shrinkage of weight after bacon crisps up makes it easy to indulge in the crispy, salty treat.Good news to Ohio pork producers is that over 50% of Americans report always having bacon on hand in their fridge. In 2015, Ohio ranked 8th in pork production with a commercial inventory of 2.4 million pigs. Askthemeatman.com states 20 pounds of bacon (13%) comes from a 215-pound live hog. So quick calculating tells me that Ohio producers could produce close to 48 million pounds of bacon a year. That is a lot of bacon!This October celebrate the oink by pigging out on bacon. Start your day like Jim Gaffigan, with the “applause” of frying up some bacon. Enjoy lunch by topping off your salad, baked potato or veggies with Gaffigan’s “fairy dust” of bacon, bacon bits. Wrap up the end of your day in bacon too, just make your day a little bit better than it already was.Eat well and Healthy,Shelly Smokey Bacon Mac and Cheese Molly Yeh todayshow.com“if I’m really feeling decadent, I’ll let the dish of mac and cheese cool overnight in the refrigerator, cut it until squares, and then bread it and deep-fry it.” 8 ounces medium shells12 ounces applewood-smoked bacon1/4 cup flour3 cups whole milk6 oz. smoked Gouda cheese, chopped3 oz. pepper jack cheese, chopped1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated1 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepperKosher salt and black pepper1/2 cup panko breadcrumbsKetchup, for serving  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease an 8 x 8-inch baking dish.2. Cook pasta according to the package directions, reducing the cooking time by 1 minute. Drain and set aside.3. In a large pan, cook the bacon until crispy. Chop the bacon and set aside. Pour off all but 1/4 cup of the fat in the pan. Heat it over medium-high heat and add the flour, whisking until combined, and then cook for 1 minute. Add half the milk, whisking continuously until thickened, about 5 minutes and then repeat with the other half of the milk. Add the Gouda, pepper jack, and all but 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan and stir until the cheese melts. Stir in the paprika, cayenne, and salt and black pepper to taste.4. Fold in the shells and bacon and transfer to the greased baking dish. Top with the panko, a pinch of salt, a few turns of pepper, and the reserved 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Bake until the top is browned, about 25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and enjoy with ketchup, if desiredTechnique Tip: This recipe uses the fat from the bacon to make a roux that will thicken the sauce.Swap Option: You can swap out the bacon for turkey bacon, pancetta, another type of salty meat, or simply omit it. If you omit the meat, you can substitute butter for the bacon fat in the roux. Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups Cathy Trochelman lemontreedwelling.com  12 wonton wrappers4 oz. cream cheese, softened½ c. sour cream12 oz. bacon, cooked & crumbled1 c. shredded cheddar cheese (reserve 2 Tbsp.)3-4 jalapeños, seeded and chopped  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray.Place one wonton wrapper in each muffin cup; bake 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool slightly.In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together cream cheese, sour cream, bacon, cheddar cheese, and chopped jalapeños. Save 2 Tbsp. of cheese and bacon.Spoon filling into wonton cups, then sprinkle with reserved bacon and cheese.Return to oven and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes, until wontons are golden brown and cheese is melted. Serves 12 Beer, Bacon & Potato Chip Cookie Bars lifeloveandsugar.com Cookie Ingredients:3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 3/4 cup of chocolate chunks or chips 2 pieces of bacon, chopped 2 tbsp. beer Topping:8.5 oz. caramels (about 27 caramels) 1/4 cup cup beer 3/4 cup potato chips, broken into pieces 1/4 cup pretzels, broken into pieces 2 pieces of bacon, chopped 1/2 cup peanut butter chips 1/2 cup chocolate chips Chocolate drizzle 1/4 cup chocolate chips 2 tsp. milk  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 9 pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil that sticks up above the edges. Grease the paper or foil.Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Mix in egg and vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, add flour and baking soda.Stir in chocolate chips, bacon and beer. Dough will be thick. Press cookie dough evenly into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan.While bars are cooling, melt caramels and beer together in a pan over medium heat. Allow caramel to cook on low for about 5-10 minutes. Pour caramel mixture over cookie bars and spread evenly. Pour potato chips, pretzels, bacon, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips evenly over caramel before it cools and hardens.Microwave chocolate chips for chocolate drizzle and milk in a small bowl in the microwave until the milk begins to boil. Whisk chocolate until smooth Allow chocolate mixture to cool for about 2 minutes, then drizzle over top of bars. Once bars are cool, use parchment paper or foil to lift them out of the pan and cut into squares. Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs realhousemoms.com 12 large eggs, hard-boiled and peeled1 cup mayonnaise1 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar3/4 teaspoon ground mustard1/2 teaspoon sugar6      jalapenos, seeded and diced6 pieces bacon, cooked, crisp, and crumbledPaprika, for garnish  Slice the hard boiled eggs in half, lengthwise. Remove the yolks and put them in a mixing bowlMash the egg yolks with a fork. Add the mayonnaise, rice vinegar, ground mustard, and sugar to the mashed egg yolks and stir until well combinedMix in the jalapenos and bacon. Put the mixture in a Ziploc bag and cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. Fill each egg hole with the mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Chill until ready to serve. Serves: 24 deviled eggslast_img read more

BSF spots two drones in Punjab

first_imgThe Border Security Force on Tuesday sighted two high-flying drones along Punjab’s Hussainiwala sector, days after police recovered Pakistani drones used to air-drop arms and ammunition in border areas of the State. The BSF personnel sighted a drone four times on the Pakistani side, while once it was seen almost a km inside the Indian territory near the HK tower border outpost, a BSF official said. He said another drone was seen near Basti Ram Lal border outpost on the Pakistani side. While going back, the light and sound of the drone went off and it vanished within no time, he said. Sources said that the troops have been asked to keep an eye on such developments. The BSF has also started sensitising the border area residents to inform the police or BSF authorities if they spot anything unusual near the zero line.last_img read more

Poorly-organised felicitation function at National Stadium in Delhi mars Olympic celebrations

first_imgAn event meant to honour India’s Olympic heroes turned out to be chaotic. It was an eventful day for London medal winners who hopped from one function to the other, but the felicitation by the Sports Ministry at the National Stadium left a lot to be desired.It had all the makings of a hastily arranged programme without much thought going into it. One wondered why the stadium was not used for the venue, and instead a makeshift dais was put up near the gate. Hundreds of people strolled in without any security checks, making it a nightmare for police officials. Youngsters enrolled in the “Come and play scheme” of the Sports Authority of India and schoolchildren were called to attend the function. Besides, fans got too close to the dais, giving security officials a headache.Many of the athletes who were part of the India’s Olympic contingent had no place to sit and even the coaches were left to rue the mismanagement. Boxers Vijender Kumar and Manoj Kumar left in a huff while the hockey team quietly moved to a corner.”This isn’t the way to organise an event of this scale. We were felicitated after the Commonwealth Games at the same venue but that happened inside the stadium not in an open area like this,” said one of the athletes, part of India’s contingent in London.”It was a completely chaotic function. This could have been a security issue for everyone present here,” he added.Silver medallists Sushil Kumar and Vijay Kumar, bronze medal winners Yogeshwar, Saina Nehwal, MC Mary Kom and Gagan Narang all wore broad smiles as they were greeted by ministry officials. They were later taken in open jeeps to the Amar Jawan Jyoti at Indian Gate where they paid floral tributes to the martyrs. All the while the crowd followed them along with a strong media contingent.advertisementAt the stadium, Maken handed cheques of Rs30 lakh each to the silver medallists while the bronze medalists received Rs20 lakh each. Maken said that the government would continue its support to the athletes under the ‘Operation Excellence’ 2010 scheme.”We aim to win 25 medals at the 2020 Olympics. We will provide all assistance,” he said.A faux pax during the event spelled embarrassment for the medallists. Eyebrows were raised, jokes did the rounds when the master of ceremonies called Saina Nehwal ‘Sania Nehwal’.That was not all. Yogeshwar Dutt was welcomed as ‘Yogendra Dutt’, shooter Joydeep Karmakar was identified as an ‘archer’ and Gagan Narang’s bronze medal changed colour to ‘silver’. The athletes somehow maintained their poise.Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh slammed the ministry. “This is not the way to treat the national heroes and their family,” he told Mail Today. “There was no place to sit. There were four disciplines that earned us medals, but the names of federations were not mentioned,” he said.last_img read more

Five meals a week Scientists audit garbage to assess household food waste

first_imgA team of scientists spent weeks combing through the garbage of dozens of households to come up with what the researchers say is the most accurate measure yet of how much food is wasted in Canadian kitchens.Michael Von Massow at the University of Guelph acknowledged it was, at times, messy.But he adds it was the best way to find out how much food that could have been eaten wound up in the garbage.The team calculated that so much fruit, vegetables, bread and meat got tossed that the families could have had a guest for supper five nights a week.That amounts to about six kilograms of food a week, worth about $18.Von Massow says producing and disposing of that wasted food generated about 23 kilograms of greenhouse gases every week.He looked at 94 families in Guelph, Ont., over three- and four-week periods in 2017 and 2018.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 26, 2019. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

PLAYBACKS 5 TO WATCH 2019 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

first_img Facebook As always, please be prepared to thoroughly explain how your candidate has been able to distinguish themselves from others in their field.This year’s 5 to Watch will focus on entrepreneurial emerging talent in the following categories: writers, directors, producers, executive producers/showrunners and rising talent at production companies or broadcasters.We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you in advance for your selections.WHO QUALIFIES?Those who have made a significant impact or achieved remarkable success in the first few years of their career. Age is not a restriction but the length of time a nominee has been working in their field is. Mid-career and well-established professionals will NOT be eligible, even if their success is more recent. Ideally, the candidate has been in their field for less than five years.How do I know if my nominee is eligible?– Take a moment to consider their career path: is their success recent and early in their career?– Is this person already well-established on the industry’s radar? Or is it someone who’s about to be on everyone’s radar?– If they’ve won industry awards/accolades for their current profession, are they fairly recent (within the last two to three years)?– Have they been on other similar lists and if so, was that a long time ago? If they are still in the same career, they are likely not eligible.SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS HEREDeadline: All nominations are due by June 19 Advertisement It’s that time of year again: Playback is welcoming submissions for its annual 5 to Watch.We’re looking to highlight up-and-coming stars in the Canadian screen production industry – and we need your help to do it.In 2019, we’re particularly interested in bringing an innovation lens to the 5 to Watch and showcasing individuals who are doing things a little bit differently. Whether that’s through entrepreneurial business strategies, innovative approaches to content production or cutting-edge work in their respective field, we want to hear about what makes your nominees unique. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more