Cuisine: Peanut Porridge

first_imgPeanuts are consumed in a variety of ways in the Caribbean, including to prepare a delicious porridge.Here is one of the methods used to create the tasty dish.Ingredients 1 cup raw peanut2 cups waterSweetened condensed milk1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg1/8 tsp. vanilla flavoring4 tbsp. whole milk powder (optional)A pinch of salt3 cinnamon leavesInstructions1. Put a thick-bottomed pot on high heat with cinnamon leaves and water, cover and boil about 2-3 minutes. This will infuse the cinnamon flavor in the water, also used a thick bottomed pot because peanut porridge easily burn.Although this is only one cup of peanut, put only a small amount in the blender at a time so that it blended as smooth as possible.  Pour 1/2 cup of water into a blender along with some of the peanut, blend peanut until smooth. Pour the mixture into a container.   Pour 1/2 cup of water into a blender along with the remaining peanut and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into the same container and stir.Pour the mixture into the pot and stir. Lower the heat. Boil peanut porridge for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so.After 15 minutes, stir and add the coconut milk, continue boiling the porridge for 6 more minutes or so while stirring. The heat should be on the lowest.This is optional but whole milk powder added to the porridge will make the porridge creamy and rich in taste. This is optional but whole milk powder added to the porridge will make the porridge creamy and rich in taste. In a small bowl, mix the whole milk powder with a tiny amount of water to a thick consistency, then pour it into the porridge, stir.Add salt to the porridge. What you will use to sweeten the porridge is up to you. You can, however, use sweetened condensed milk to sweeten the porridge accordingly to your taste. Add the vanilla and nutmeg. Stir and remove from heat. Serve hot. The total cooking time takes about 25 minutes.This recipe makes one bowl of porridge if you need more than a bowl, use two cups of peanut.Source: Jamaicancookery.comlast_img read more

CARICOM and Commonwealth sign MOU

first_imgThe Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) providing for further cooperation in a number of areas including justice, crime and security as well as climate change.CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque and Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland signed the MOU, which will facilitate joint implementation of programs and projects while harnessing the experience and resources of the two organizations. A statement issued following the signing ceremony on Thursday noted that the accord will build on areas of interest agreed to in an earlier MOU, signed in 1996.Areas of cooperationIt said the areas of cooperation will include, the economy, supporting more inclusive economic growth and sustainable development as well as climate change, strengthening the resilience of small and other vulnerable states, including adaptation and mitigation against climate change.The MOU will also provide for cooperation in justice reform, promoting more effective, efficient and equitable public governance as well as crime and security, promoting the development and implementation of programs aimed at combatting crime and enhancing citizen security.The statement noted that in the area of youth, sports and gender, there will be the promotion of increased youth development through education and employment and develop programs to promote sports and women’s rights.last_img read more

City of Miramar Hosts Biz Fit Tour And Workshops 2019

first_imgMIRAMAR, FLorid – The City of Miramar’s Vice Mayor, Alexandra P. Davis, working with the City of Miramar’s Economic & Business Development team, Business Inclusion & Diversity (BID) programs and in partnership with the Miramar-Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host the Biz Fit Tours and Workshops 2019. The Biz Fit Tours and Workshops provide a series of free sessions and workshops designed to help small businesses start, operate and expand in Miramar and surrounding areas. The program is sponsored by SCORE.“We are excited to host the Biz Fit tour and educational workshops in our City to help small business owners compete and thrive. By providing them with the tools that they need, we are setting up these businesses for success and when they succeed, we succeed as a City,” said Alexandra P. Davis, City of Miramar’s Vice Mayor. “As an added incentive, participants at each workshop will have a chance to enter to win an AED defibrillator and the first 20 participants will receive free gift bags.”The Biz Fit Tour offers free information sessions from the City of Miramar’s Business Inclusion Diversity and Economic & Business Development teams. The teams will highlight all of the resources and incentives available to area businesses.Tour DatesTuesday, October 8, 2019, 2 pm-5 pm/ Miramar Shopping Center, 6819 Miramar Parkway.Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 2 pm-5  pm / Tower Plaza, 6321 Miramar Parkway.The Biz Fit Workshops offer topics ranging from the basics of how to develop an effective marketing plan to more advanced courses on financial tools such as QuickBooks etc. All Workshops will take place 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at the Miramar Multi-Service Complex, located at 6700 Miramar Parkway.Workshop DatesMarketing In Miramar: Networking, Social Media, Signage- Tuesday, September 24, 2019.Building your Business to Succeed: Legal Counseling, Branding, Referrals-Tuesday, October 29, 2019.Putting out Financial Fires: QuickBooks, Fire Inspection Fees, and more-Tuesday, November 19, 2019To see a full schedule of upcoming workshops, please visit MiramarFL.gov or call 954-602-3043 for more information.last_img read more

CNW90 May 11, 2020

first_imgWith a look at some of the top stories making the news today, May 11 across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90. Coming up in the newscast, Florida’s salons and barbershops to reopen today May 11, re-entry flights from the United States to Jamaica begin this week and Trinidad announces reopening of their economy. For more information on these and other stories, visit CNWNETWORK.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet. DeSantis also announced Palm Beach County will be included in the Phase One reopening as of today, while Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are still excluded. According to DeSantis, the inclusion is as a result of the decline in the county’s rate of positive COVID-19 cases, from about 18% two weeks ago, to 9.3% on Friday. Palm Beach County will join 64 other Florida counties where the restrictions on restaurants, retailers, elective surgery and routine dental care have been lifted. The Palm Beach County Commission has also agreed to reopen county beaches on May 18. As of today, May 11, Florida’s nail and hair salons and barbershops can resume operations under the governor’s phase one plan of reopening the state. Governor Ron DeSantis announced last week that the aforementioned facilities will be allowed to reopen “with enhanced safety protocols”. The protocols include the wearing of masks by all employees, a ban on group appointments and the removal of unnecessary items that are frequently touched, like magazines and newspapers. In the meantime, Jamaican Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks announced that Jamaican nationals stuck in the U.S. will begin returning to the island this week. Under the island’s re-entry program, the first two flights will return nationals that have been stuck in the country for over a month. Marks said that priority was given to the most urgent cases. As Jamaica begins to flatten the curve, there will be an increase in the number of returnees to the island in coming weeks. Over the past three days, less than 30 COVID-19 cases have been reported on the island, representing a massive decline in the rate of daily increase when compared to April.center_img In Caribbean News, The government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced a phased re-opening of the country. Prime Minister Keith Rowley said that under the first phase of the re-opening exercise, from May 12-23, food establishments will be allowed to open, but there would be no in-house dining and no gatherings of more than five people. Rowley said that while the government is reopening the economy in stages, the island’s borders would remain closed at least until June. As of May 10, Trinidad had 116 COVID-19 cases including eight deaths. Today’s newscast is brought to you by the Florida Department of Health; Now for the news in the detail To help stop the spread of COVID-19, The Florida Department of Health in Broward County reminds everyone to practice social distancing, wash your hands often with soap and water and cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.last_img read more

ODDSbible kickstarts the new Tipster Challenge at Chester

first_img After a slight pause, the Tipster Challenge is back with a bang this week for the Flat Season. However, there is a slight twist for the competition, which continues to be sponsored by Betting Gods.Starting today at Chester, our experts will still be submitting tips for each race at a chosen Wednesday meet. Yet they will also be asked to confirm a ‘Nap of the Day’, which scores double points.Joining bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris at Chester is Alex Donohue. Formerly the PR Manager at Ladbrokes, Donohue has joined the LADbible Group by taking up the position of Brand Partnerships Manager within the company’s ODDSbible division.The Jump Season Tipster Challenge for 2016/17 was won by AppBet’s Sarah Shannon, with Betway’s Alan Alger second and Easyodds’ Jacob Johns coming in third place.____________________________________1:50bettingexpert: Requinto DawnHas posted two useful efforts and is better drawn than his serious rival on form.ODDSbible: Big Time MaybeCrack Chester jockey and trainer duo can land this race despite the wide draw. Prepared to take a chance at draw-affected price on the basis Kingscote bounces out of the wide gate and remains handy.____________________________________2:25bettingexpert: Enable (Nap of the Day)John Gosden’s 3yo shaped well when third to a well backed stablemate on her seasonal debut (run checked when cruising and not given a hard time by any means). She is open to improvement after just two career starts and now has Dettori taking over in the saddle.ODDSbible: EnableO’Brien can’t win them all (he probably can) so hoping Enable strikes for another set of connections in great form. The fact that Gosden pitches her for this race despite bare form on offer may be a tip.____________________________________3:00bettingexpert: ConfessionalShaped well in defeat a few times last season and has loads of early pace to aim at in the closing stages (both stalls 1 and 2 confirmed trailblazers).ODDSbible: TaexaliAlways enjoy seeing these colours pop up on courses up and down the country and it looks like Thistle Bloodstock may have found a winnable race on this occasion if the horse can find a little bit from a good draw.____________________________________3:35bettingexpert: MontalyLost his form but returns here on a handy mark, will love the ground/extreme test of stamina at Chester and has a great draw in two to work from.ODDSbible: Fun MacA unique race and a spectacle I’ve always enjoyed watching but not necessarily betting on over the years. Plenty of runners which would be good stories and from a sporting perspective I’d love to see Golden Spear win, but I think there could be a few hard luck tales so I’ll take a chance on Fun Mac staying on from the back at a big price.____________________________________4:05bettingexpert: Here And NowHas looked promising on all three starts and should get a good early position from stall one.ODDSbible: Stradivarius (Nap of the Day)Wins with ease en route to bigger and better things at Ascot. Simple!____________________________________4:35bettingexpert: Never SurrenderShould appreciate fast ground at this unique Chester track if Jamie Spencer can navigate a clear passage.ODDSbible: Bristol MissileThis race could turn out to be a good maiden and there are plenty of interesting runners, but I’ll side with Richard Hannon’s expensive and well-bred runner on the basis that the level of improvement expected and hoped for would be enough to win today.____________________________________5:05bettingexpert: Zapper CassHas joined an astute small yard and looks overpriced from a good draw if ready to go after five months on the sidelines.ODDSbible: Gabrial The TigerGood course form which counts for plenty round here and it wouldn’t be Chester without a winner for Dr Marwan. Useful claimer booked and likely to be a very fair price.____________________________________ Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Share Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020last_img read more

Portugal FPF becomes first national football federation to join Dugout platform

first_img Nuno Gomes joins BetConstruct and FeedConstruct as brand ambassador June 18, 2020 Share Share The Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF) has become the first national football federation to join sports social content platform Dugout.The FPF joins Dugout’s growing portfolio of social media sports content publishers, which at present stands at 100 professional football players and 51 of the world’s biggest football clubs.The partnership will see FPF utilise Dugout to publish content covering activity across all their national teams, including the men’s senior team, women’s senior team, under 20, under 21 and youth teams, as well as beach soccer and futsal teams.Nuno Moura, Chief Marketing Officer, Football Federation of Portugal, says: “It´s a real privilege to see Portugal become the first National Team in the world to join Dugout, a platform for football lovers from all corners of the globe, that has achieved enormous success in such short window of time.”“We have a huge fan base worldwide, aka #TeamPortugal, and love to stay close to them. In our Dugout page fans will have the opportunity to see exclusive behind-the-scenes content from our teams including the best footballer in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo, the best Futsal player in the world, Ricardinho, and the best beach soccer player in the world, Madjer.”Global fans of Portuguese football will be able to follow teams through training, friDugoutendlies and major tournaments, including this current Confederations Cup. They can also relive the greatest moments from the nation’s football history, and keep up to date with the Federation’s grassroots initiatives.Elliot Richardson – DugoutElliot Richardson, President of Dugout commented on the partnership:  “We’re thrilled to announce Portugal as the first national team to join the Dugout platform. Portugal is an iconic football nation, reigning European champions, with one of the best players ever to play the game in Cristiano Ronaldo. Now football fans all over the world can access the best content from Portugal, both on and off the pitch – no matter where they are.”“We are in conversation with a number of other federations, and we hope to announce more partnerships over the coming weeks and months – watch this space!”Launched in November 2016, Dugout aims to become the leading authority in digital/social media sports content and new fan engagement having secured a number of athletes and football clubs as partners. StumbleUpon Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Related Articles Submit EGBA responsible advertising code gains European broadcaster approval July 3, 2020last_img read more

Betfair Politics – Punters not backing March 2019 EU Exit

first_img Yesterday’s passing of the ‘EU Withdrawal Bill’ by the House of Commons may represent the clearing of a major Brexit hurdle for PM Theresa May, however, Betfair Politics informs that the UK public remain sceptical of the country leaving the European Union by the target deadline of 29 March 2019.The Bill which aims to repeal a number of provisions set by the ‘1972 European Communities Act’, which saw the UK enter the European Community, will now be further scrutinised by select committees.The delicate issue of the Withdrawal Bill’s exit provisions and potential amendments has caused rifts in both the Conservative and Labour camps, with UK media detailing that both PM Theresa May and Labour leader  Jeremy Corbyn will face likely skirmishes in the coming future.Updating its Brexit markets, Betfair Politics has detailed that its punters expect the UK not to exit the EU by the deadline of March 29th 2019, backing odds of 4/7 on the Betfair Exchange, representing a 63% chance that the UK will still be part of the EU when the target deadline comes and goes.Katie Baylis,Katie Baylis, Betfair Spokesperson, commented on Brexit markets: “While the House of Commons voted in favour of the EU Withdrawal Bill, punters are still sceptical that Britain will have Brexited by the initial deadline of March the 29th 2019.“Betfair Exchange currently has odds of 4/7 that it won’t happen by that date – that’s a 63% chance that we will still be a part of the EU after the date passes. Back in April shortly after Article 50 was triggered, it was odds-on that Britain would make the target date, but as negotiations have hit sticking points the odds have steadily drifted.“We’ve even seen odds on Brexit not to happen before 2022 shorten dramatically and that eventuality has been backed at odds-on recently and is now 6/4. It’s actually seen as more likely by punters that Theresa May will leave her post as Prime Minister before the UK leaves the EU with odds of that happening currently at 1/2.” Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Share Related Articles Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

The Jockey Club welcomes National Express onboard

first_img National Express has signed a three year ‘Official Coach and Bus Partner’ agreement with The Jockey Club.This deal will see the UK’s largest coach operator provide dedicated services across the United Kingdom, direct to all major events in The Jockey Club’s racing calendar.As part of the new service, it’s promised that it will “provide customers with drop off and pick up from locations closer to, and more convenient for, the racecourses than any other coach operator.”In addition, both parties involved are to offer travel tickets, and combined travel and racing packages, across web, mobile and other sales channels.John Boughton, Commercial Director for National Express Coach, commented: “Alongside our UK coach network, we have a strong track record of providing coach travel to festivals and events across the UK. “In 2017, we carried hundreds of thousands of passengers to iconic sporting and music events including Glastonbury Festival, The FA Cup Final at Wembley, 6 Nations at Twickenham and the Champions League Final in Cardiff.“We’re thrilled to be working with The Jockey Club to bring great value, comfortable and convenient services from destinations across the UK to the biggest events in the race going calendar.”The largest commercial group in British horseracing, The Jockey Club boast a portfolio of 15 racecourses, as well as one of the UK’s leading leisure companies.In addition, it also has a reputation for staging some of the biggest events around the country, including the Cheltenham Festival and Grand National.Paul Fisher, Chief Executive of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “We’re delighted to be working with National Express as our Official Coach and Bus partner from 2018. This is the first arrangement of its kind for The Jockey Club and it’s fantastic to welcome another new partner into our sport.“We know from their existing partnerships in sport and entertainment that they will offer excellent value and travel for the millions of people who attend our racing and leisure events throughout the year.” Related Articles Bet-at-home maintains 2020 outlook as regulatory headwinds loom August 3, 2020 Share HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Sharelast_img read more

I-pools launches UK first real-money Daily Fantasy Racing

first_img Telegraph Media Group launches ‘Telegraph Predictor’ game with i-pools March 22, 2017 StumbleUpon Tristan McDonald – i-pools: “an innovative, skill-based alternative” August 3, 2018 Share Submitcenter_img Social pools betting network i-pools has launched the UK’s first real-money Daily Fantasy Racing games, with the Tote monopoly reaching expiration.The introduction of Fantasy Racing pools offers punters an alternative to fixed-odds markets and totaliser betting, and does so in a social context, with players betting against each other rather than the house. Stakes start from £1, with players given the opportunity to create their own games and set their own stakes. Players don’t need to pick every winner to win the prizes, they just need to do better than the other players.Tristan McDonald, Founder of i-pools​, said: “We’ve patiently waited for the end of the Tote monopoly to launch a key element of our product range: daily fantasy racing, which offers racing fans a fun and skill-based alternative to fixed odds sportsbook. “Our objective, as a business, is to put the fun back into betting and to create a genuinely player friendly environment to have a flutter on all major sporting events.”Matt Steer, Head of Business Development for i-pools,​ added: “Our vision is to build a single pool of liquidity for social pools games, in the same way that the poker networks have done, by entering into product partnerships with existing media and operators. “We have three nodes on the network so far and are looking to expand rapidly over the next 12 to 24 months.” Share Related Articleslast_img read more

Andrew Gaughan confirms Sportech leadership departure

first_img Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 Related Articles UK Tote gains international ‘commingling pool ecosystem’ with Sportech April 17, 2020 Share Share Submit StumbleUpon Ian Hogg joins RPM Gaming as Chairman May 5, 2020 Andrew Gaughan – SportechLondon listed wagering and racing systems supplier Sportech Plc has this morning disclosed that Group Chief Executive Andrew Gaughan has informed governance of his intention to depart the company.Updating the market, Sportech confirms that Gaughan will officially leave the company on 28 February 2019.Gaughan the former Managing Director of Sportech US racing operations, was appointed Group CEO on March 2018, with the company seeking to aggressively expand its services within the newly liberalised US sports betting market post-PASPA.The announcement sees Richard McGuire, current Non-Executive Chairman, become Sportech Interim Executive Chairman with immediate effect.In his remit, McGuire will relocate to the Group’s strategic hub in Connecticut, a key state for Sportech’s US sports betting operations.Richard McGuire – SportechSportech governance has begun the executive search process for the identification and appointment of a new Chief Executive, with the company further detailing that it seeks an additional independent Non-Executive Director.Confirming Gaughan departure, Richard McGuire said: “The Board thanks Andrew for his significant contribution to the Group, and for leading Sportech as CEO over the past year. I will be working closely with Andrew in the coming months, and as of the end of February we wish him well for the future.”Andrew Gaughan commented: “I have enjoyed my time at Sportech over the past eight years, and I leave the Group in a position of strength with an established core global betting technology business and well placed to take advantage of the opportunities that the US sports betting market presents. I wish Sportech every success in the future.”last_img read more