Students and faculty in Paris reflect on attacks

first_img Previous articleFrogs First leadership applications availableNext articleTCU students staying for the break to cheer on the Frogs Jocelyn Sitton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter OPINION: Brite Divinity students’ response to Ben Shapiro event Jocelyn is a senior journalism, political science and French major from Nashville, Tennessee. She is a managing editor for TCU360. She’s rarely seen without a Diet Coke and has been known to spill a few near her computer in the convergence center. TCU receives $20,000 grant to become smoke-free Linkedin Twitter + posts ReddIt The French Assemblee Nationale which houses the bicameral Parliament is lit in the French National flag colors, in Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 one week after the Paris attacks. Several TCU students and faculty are studying abroad in France, all of whom are accounted for and safe. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) TCU Christmas tree lighting 2016 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Fall semester brings new assistant vice chancellor for public safety, assistant chief of police Jocelyn Sitton Linkedin Facebook Jocelyn Sitton printSeveral members of the TCU community abroad in France gave their input on the terrorist attacks in Paris last week.Richard Priem, a professor of management in the Neeley School of Business, is visiting ESCP Europe and was in Paris at the time of the attacks.“Our small street — the one seen in the horrific videos showing people, many wounded, escaping from Bataclan — remains covered in blood,” Priem wrote in a Facebook post Sunday. “The people of Paris are back in the streets, mourning those who were lost.“We shopped for groceries and walked to the Place de la Republique. International media are everywhere, yet the people of Paris seem stoic and resolute.”Many of the TCU students studying Paris were out of town for the weekend when the attacks occurred.Junior mathematics major Alyssa Zellner is studying abroad in Paris this semester and was on fall break in Budapest that Friday.“I got emails from professors and the study abroad office the night it happened trying to make sure I was safe,” Zellner wrote in a Facebook message, “as well as messages from my sorority sisters and other friends on campus.”The Center for International Studies has been working with Zellner to figure out what should happen next, she wrote.Her program has given students the option to end the semester early, but Zellner has decided to stay in Paris for the remainder of the study abroad experience, she wrote.Zellner wrote the attacks have changed the atmosphere of the city.“Things have been pretty quiet around Paris lately and everyone is a little on edge,” Zellner wrote. “People are just trying to move on with their lives.”Junior communications major Avery Crofford is also spending the semester in Paris, but was in Prague when the attacks occurred.“I was literally packing my suitcase as I found out to go back to Paris,” Crofford said in an interview via Google Hangout. “It was about 10 o’clock at night in Prague and about 6 a.m. was when I would be getting back.“I was very, very unsure if I should go because when I was at the airport they had just come out with a statement that the borders were closing, which we weren’t really quite sure how that would affect our flight. But we made it in just fine and I got in 6 o’clock the following morning into Paris.”Crofford said she didn’t seriously consider ending her semester early.“It never crossed my mind because I knew that was something that could happen to absolutely anyone at any point in time,” Crofford said.The international showings of support for Paris such as French flag Facebook profile pictures has elicited mixed reviews, Crofford said.“I personally really appreciate everyone that’s been showing all sorts of support for Paris,” Crofford said. “Some of my Parisian friends, it strikes a discordant note because while people are so connected with Paris… even myself who’s been living in Paris for the past 3 months is not even aware how tragic this event was for some people.”Susan Layne, a study abroad adviser for the Center for International Studies, said all the TCU students in Paris are safe and everyone is trying to move on from these tragic events. ReddIt Jocelyn Sitton Jocelyn Sitton Jocelyn Sitton TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

Civil War legacy is finally laid to rest in Limerick as…

Friday the 13th nightmare for opponents of Irish Cement tyre-burning plans Families and workers must be supported through public health emergency Minister Harris “missing in action again” as crisis in University Hospital Limerick is raised in Dáil says Limerick TD Linkedin ‘Fully resourced’ crime office needed in Bruff Twitter Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsCivil War legacy is finally laid to rest in Limerick as main parties grab top jobsBy Alan Jacques – June 19, 2014 696 Print Previous articleTributes to former Limerick mayor at City HallNext articleCaherdavin householders say no to water charges in Limerick Alan Jacques Council collects €53 million in commercial rates Facebook WhatsApp Email TAGSAnti AustCllr Cian PrendivilleCllr John GilliganCllr Maurice QuinlivanCllr Sean LynchFianna FáilFine GaellimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Metropolitan DistrictSinn Fein Boycott of Israeli goods rejected by Council Cllr Maurice QuinlivanCIVIL War politics were laid to rest as Fine Gael and Fianna Fail become bedfellows on new local authority.With the pact between the two coalition parties resulting in key positions being divvied up between them, their alliance has been criticised by those on the left of the political divide as contemptuous of the electorate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at Limerick Metropolitan District’s first ever meeting this week, Cllr John Gilligan (Ind) commented, “Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have no intention of standing up to anyone. The Civil War is over. They have finally come together.”Cllr Gilligan went on to point out that what the electorate wanted was ignored, with Cllr Quinlivan (SF) and his poll-topping landslide in City North, making him the obvious choice for mayor. He suggested that the top three candidates in each of the three city wards should be their first citizens for the first three years.“I have nothing to gain by this proposal, but Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have excluded everyone else. They sit well together,” he said.Although disappointed at not being elected Mayor, Cllr Quinlivan said he was not surprised at the carve up between the new FF/FG partnership.“Nothing changes. There is no difference between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. We all see that now,” he declared.First-time Fianna Fail councillor Sean Lynch claimed the pact with Fine Gael was made for the good of the city and county.“We all have differences, but our main objective is working for the people of the city and county,” he said.Meanwhile, Cllr Cian Prendiville of the Anti Austerity Alliance urged Sinn Fein councillors Maurice Quinlivan, Seighin O’Ceallaigh and Malachy McCreesh and independent Cllr Gilligan to abandon their “pro-austerity pact” with Labour councillors Joe Leddin, Elena Secas and Frankie Daly. read more

The right combination

first_imgCombis, the multi-purpose workhorses of the oven world, can be used to roast, steam or bake food. When used in combination, the various heating methods within each oven speed up the cooking process, maximising efficiency and saving time.A combination oven can be a vital piece of kit in the baker’s and caterer’s armoury – and they now come with a wealth of technologically-advanced features. Over the past year, oven manufacturers have launched a host of additions to make baking easier, faster and more accurate. Merrychef – part of Enodis UK – is just one of the manufacturers making clever use of technology. It has launched a USB version of its MenuKey system. Previously the key, which plugs into the ovens and allows recipes and programmes to be downloaded, had to be posted back to Merrychef for updating with new recipes. However, the new version of the key plugs into a USB port on any computer, allowing operators to upload new recipes immediately.Merrychef’s managing director Graham Veal says: “We believe this is the oven of the future and are constantly working on technological advances on this and the rest of our portfolio to ensure we continue to provide the best solution for our clients.”The company has also launched an interactive customer care package, to be distributed with all new ovens. The package, available on CD-Rom, includes operating, maintenance and spare parts information, along with details of service contract options and a link to register warranty on line. Merrychef’s aftermarket director Colin Lacey says: “The CD-Rom includes everything our customers need to know to ensure optimum performance from their oven. Available in one easy reference, quick-start guide, customers can learn from the experiences of current service customers.”Meanwhile, Merrychef’s 402S combines three heat technologies in a compact unit to deliver “top-quality cooked foods at speeds up to 15 times faster than a conventional oven”. A built-in catalytic converter eliminates the need for a ventilation hood so the oven can operate in “virtually any environment” says Merrychef.Specialised for bakersThe designers of Lainox combi ovens, launched last year, have also been busy. The range boasts features including a multi-speed auto-reverse fan to ensure even airflow across the products and a patented fast-dry system along with a humidifier in manual or automatic versions. Lainox brand development manager Graham Russell says bakers will be most interested in the company’s specialised baking oven, which has been modified to fit 600 x 400mm trays rather than standard Gastronorm sizes, which are better suited to the catering industry. The ovens come in a range of sizes, with Russell saying the most popular are six- and 10-rack.The latest version of Rational’s SelfCooking Center is also designed to save bakery retailers time. It includes a new mode for baking, designed for products as varied as biscuits, cookies, pizza and quiches. It even includes an option for proving dough. Alongside the baking mode, which includes seven baking processes, the centre has eight other modes, each with a variety of baking and cooking processes built in. The finishing mode includes a process for baking-off products and offers a choice of browning levels. Bakers have a range of models from which to select, from six-grid counter-top units to high-volume 40-grid models, in gas and electric versions.Rational says the SelfCooking Centers are suitable for baking and bake-off applications in high street outlets and for in-store bakeries. They are also “very useful in craft bakeries, where their ability to prove and then bake-off in one single cabinet makes them versatile”.Rational also offers gas and electric combi steamers with two specification levels to choose from: the Opus SelfCooking Center and the Opus CombiMaster. And all sizes of operation are catered for, as there are no fewer than 24 size variations to pick from.Lincat also offers a bakery package to fit its combi ovens. Marketing director Nick MacDonald says bakers will benefit from the higher capacity and evenness of cooking that combi ovens offer. Businesses that also offer deli goods and pies will find the versatility of a combi useful and they also eliminate the need for a separate proving machine, as they have a setting for that purpose, saving valuable space in the kitchen. Bakers branching into areas such as meat pies or deli will also find a combi invaluable as it can roast, bake, grill or steam.When less is moreWhile bakery retailers now have a world of gadgetry to pick from, not every supplier is convinced that more means better when it comes to technology. Newscan has broken from the pack, launching an Italian combi oven range called Sogeco at Hotelympia in January this year. Bakers prefer simplicity, according to Newscan’s managing director John Partridge. “It’s a high-quality machine that does not have the complexity of some of the brand-leading ovens,” he says. “We’re coming at it from a slightly different angle.””Real bakers” don’t want everything done for them by the oven, Partridge says. “They have a shrewd idea about temperature, time and humidity… they can set the basic parameters for themselves. Sogeco ovens are simple ovens in terms of the controls.”They are sold through a dealer network, and there is also a local support network for maintenance and repairs. The smallest oven in the range costs £3,000, and this goes up to £20,000. And smaller operators who are simply looking for an oven that can quickly reheat pre-prepared goods can pick from a range of microwave combination ovens such as those offered by RH Hall.”If you wish to reheat and cook food products then a microwave convection oven is well-advised. Items such as pastry will become soggy if reheated in a plain microwave whereas using a combination microwave convection oven, the crisp golden brown and conventional finished result will be achieved in microwave speed,” says the firm.Whether you are a craft baker or run a café, are a gadget freak or prefer something a bit more hands-on, there is bound to be a combi to make your products tastier and your business more efficient.—-=== Tips ===== Combi ovens: decide before you buy ==l What products will you be cooking in your combi?l Think about your market – will your product mix change over the next few years?l What sort of volumes will you be dealing in?l What is your budget?l How much space do you have?l Are you a gadget fan or do you prefer more hands-on baking?last_img read more

O’Neill takes positives from Malta draw

first_imgNorthern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill hopes the benefits of his Malta experiment will be seen when his side meet Russia in next month’s World Cup qualifier in Belfast. Press Association O’Neill had hoped to end his winless run as manager in Wednesday night’s friendly, but instead chalked up a fifth draw from eight matches in a scoreless stalemate at Ta’qali National Stadium. It was a frustrating night for Northern Ireland, who are without a win in 18 months, but O’Neill hopes the experience will benefit his young players in the serious tests to come. Alex Bruce and Billy McKay won first caps while Walsall’s Will Grigg made his second appearance as a lone striker. “You have to take positives,” said O’Neill. “William Grigg’s played his second game, Billy McKay came in, Shane Ferguson’s now got seven caps, Daniel Lafferty got his third cap, so there’s a lot of inexperience in that side.” center_img O’Neill went on: “They’ll be better for this experience. As I said to the younger lads in there, Aaron Hughes has got 85 caps but by his own admission he didn’t play well in every one. That’s something that younger players have to go through. “They have to come through nights like that. It can be difficult for young players when you play senior international football and you come with the aspirations to always do well. At times the game doesn’t allow that.” Grigg was surprisingly chosen to start the game ahead of Scottish Premier League top scorer McKay and in-form Aberdeen frontman Josh Magennis. They both came on in the second half but Tranmere’s Adam McGurk, who had hoped to join the debutants, was left on the bench. Explaining his selection, O’Neill said: “We had one eye on the Russia game. We played with Steven (Davis) further forward similar to how we would envisage being set up against Russia in Belfast, particularly in relation to how we set up against them in Moscow. “Grigg’s got a bit more physical presence than the other two lads, but I thought Billy looked lively when he came on and gave me something to think about for the Russia game. The reality is we probably won’t control the level of the game against Russia in the same way, so it’s going to be a totally different kind of game. “It gives me an indication of where the younger players are at. You would maybe like to give them a little bit more time before asking them to step up into a game like that. But the reality of the situation is they won’t get that time.” Russia visit Belfast on March 22 with Israel following four days later and, with only three points from four games so far, the two games will make or break Northern Ireland’s slim hopes of qualifying for the World Cup finals in Brazil next year. last_img read more

City Star Declares Himself Fit For Club After Health Scare Against Nigeria

first_imgRelatedManchester City Star Collapses During Nigeria GameNovember 15, 2017In “England”Manchester City Debunk Aguero ‘Collapse’ RumoursNovember 15, 2017In “National Team”Premier League Defences Beware! He Is Back After Horror Car CrashOctober 10, 2017In “Europe” He tweeted: “All the tests they run on me – just for caution – turn out well, so I’m set to go for Saturday’s match. C’mon, City!!”Manchester City would be glad that their all-time leading goalscorer (178 goals) is back in contention. He is also the joint topscorer in the Premier League alongside Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has declared himself fit for his club ahead of their crucial English Premier League (EPL) clash at Leicester City on Saturday despite his much publicised health scare against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in an international friendly on Tuesday night.Aguero featured and scored for Argentina in the first half of the match played at the Krasnodar Stadium in Krasnodar, Russia before suffering dizziness during the halftime interval.There were fears he could be out of the weekend’s league game at the King Power Stadium but his latest admission via social media would have calmed City fans’ frayed nerves.last_img read more