Spurs to retire Ginobili’s jersey in March ceremony

first_imgGinobili will become only the ninth player in Spurs history to have his jersey number forever retired.BUY: Manu Ginobili: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Greatest Sixth Men He’s among only seven players to suit up for one team over an NBA career lasting at least 16 seasons, joining Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Reggie Miller, John Stockton, John Havlicek and German star Dirk Nowitzki.Over 1,057 career games, Ginobili averaged 13.3 points, 3.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals. He’s the all-time club leader in 3-pointers made with 1,495 and steals with 1,392.Ginobili was the 2008 NBA Sixth Man of the Year as the league’s top reserve.ADVERTISEMENT SAN ANTONIO,TX – APRIL 22 : Fans go wild after Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs hit a three point shot late in fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game Four of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 22 , 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFPArgentina’s Manu Ginobili will have his number 20 jersey retired by the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs in a ceremony at a March 28 home game against Cleveland, the team announced Tuesday.Ginobili won four NBA titles in 16 NBA seasons with the Spurs with a career .721 win percentage, his 762-295 record the best in NBA history among players with at least 1,000 league appearances.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Warriors pick up fourth-year contract option on Damian Jones Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ The 41-year-old South American star, who retired in August, joins American Bill Bradley as the only players in basketball history with an NBA title, a EuroLeague crown and an Olympic gold medal.Ginobili won a European crown with Virtus Bologna in 2001, led Argentina to 2004 Olympic gold in Athens and helped the Spurs to NBA titles in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTogether with French guard Tony Parker and power forward Tim Duncan, Ginobili was part of a “Big Three” combination during the Spurs’ glory years.Parker and Ginobili combined for 132 playoff triumphs, the most post-season victories by any pair of teammates in NBA history. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In 218 career playoff games, he came off the bench 165 times and owns career post-season records for reserve players with 2,014 points, 576 assists, 635 rebounds and 205 steals as well as baskets, 3-pointers and free throws made.Overall, Ginobili joined four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James as the only players with at least 3,000 points and 300 3-pointers in the playoffs for their careers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Let us be inspired by October 5, 1992 to reverse the negative trends of…

first_imgDear Editor,October 5, 1992 has gone done in our history as one of the most important dates in Guyana. The election of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) to power marked a radical change in our country; a change that saw the beginning of prosperity for our people and nation.The PPP/C had inherited a bankrupt country. Our foreign debt was the biggest in the world per capita. It is apposite to quote here a sworn affidavit by Mr. Carl Greenidge, who was the last Minister of Finance of the PNC regime. He said, “…Guyana is one of the poorest countries in the world and the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere. As a consequence, it is classified by the World Bank as an IDA-eligible country, requiring grants and highly concession loans for development purposes. By 1989, Guyana’s external debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio was approximately 925 per cent, with approximately US$1.9 billion in debt, including US$1.4 billion in arrears, owed across the spectrum to international institutions, foreign country donors, commercial banks and other creditors. In 1990, the external debt to export ratio was 951 per cent. Between 1986 and 1990, Guyana’s average annual debt service payments were 153 per cent of fiscal revenues.”He went on to say, “…… During the mid-1980s, the Government had fallen into such serious arrears with its multilateral, bilateral and other lenders that lending from institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the World Bank, as well as bilateral lending, was cut off…”Guyana had become a Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC). That situation seemed almost impossible.The PPP/C Administration worked tirelessly with all stakeholders to halt the decline and reverse the trend. By the time the Party left office in 2015, Guyana had not just stopped the downward slide, but we became an Upper Middle Income Developing country. This is what the IMF and World Bank said of our country. We must all be proud of this great achievement.While the PNC hurricane damaged every sector of the country’s social and economic life, the sugar industry went through the fall gamut and bore the full brunt on PNC/APNU+AFC vindictiveness and spite.By 1990, the PNC regime had so mismanaged the industry that we were importing sugar. Production had slumped to just 129,000 tons. Since the PNC was going to sell the industry for pepper corn, at a meeting with the GAWU in 1990, the PNC economic adviser Kenneth King told the union that the PNC regime was selling for US$45 million. However, the regime had to do a lot of work before the buyer could take it over. It was then they hired Broker Tate to prepare the industry for privatisation.After taking office in 1992, the PPP/C reversed the tide. Production went well above 300,000 tons. It had reached 331,052 tons just before the floods of 2005 and 2006.The industry then had to confront a series of challenges. First were the floods in 2005 and 2006, then came the drastic cut in the price of sugar sold into the European Union by some 36 per cent. Then there were the issues with the new Skeldon Factory, which Broker Tate was responsible for.It was clear that the industry needed to be restructured. GuySuCo began a programme to do just that. A lot of work had gone into mechanisation in the fields, and to add value to sugar and sugar-related products. Already, the industry was giving much power to the Guyana Power and Light.Plans were afoot to refine sugar, set-up another distillery, and also to produce ethanol. Molasses was being bottled and sold as health food. The industry had established two packaging facilities — at Enmore and Blairmont.Cost-cutting measures such as producing liquid fertiliser and compressing the bagasse for burning in the factories to substitute for wood were being put in place.The plan was to break even by 2017, and to begin to once more make a financial surplus by 2018.The industry was on track to achieve this goal. That could have been seen by the performance in 2015. In that year, the production targets were met and even surpassed at some estates.The PNC-led APNU regime abandoned the plan and moved to close the sugar industry. So far, they have shut down three estates.In order to ensure that the industry dies, they are saddling it with more huge debts. Thirty billion dollars were borrowed from the commercial banks, which they said were to be put into the remaining estates. However, from all the information available, not much is getting to the industry.Instead, the money is being squandered in fun projects like the bar, swimming pool and other facilities for the elite in the regime to enjoy. I understand that such a facility is benefit constructed at LBI. This is nothing short of criminal.After all, more than seven thousand workers have been sacked in the industry. They have not even been paid their severance. However, the rulers are in party mood, they are determined to have a good time at the people’s expense. They are building facilities to ‘sport’, while workers and their families are on the brink of starvation.How can one understand this callous attitude of the regime?In the first place, it goes to their policy of racial and political discrimination. The PNC-led APNU hates the sugar workers because of their historical militancy and the fact that the majority are Indian Guyanese. Recall that the PNC was the main recruiter of scabs for Bookers before nationalisation. It was one of those scabs who drove the tractor that killed Kowsilla during the 1964 strike for union recognition. This latest act is not only against sugar workers, but also against the working class and trade unionism in general. Their anti-working class positions are on full display in sugar, and with the teachers.The second aspect is the class nature of the regime. This group can be described as the bureaucratic capitalist elite. They intend to use their positions in the state apparatus to enrich themselves. They will do so using several means.First they have given themselves huge increases in salaries. That was also seen in sugar, where people in their eighties and nineties, all close to the APNU/AFC, were given millions in salaries.Apart from the hiked salaries, huge allowances are taken by the elite. In the short period of just three years, the regime’s elite ones have become very, very rich.They have also created alliances with some businesses. Recall the Drug Bond, or the hundreds of millions in procurement without tenders, and also the Guyanese/American business people procuring for the regime’s Ministry of Health. This is but a small sample where the smell of corruption is very high.It is widely believed that this alliance with some shady business people is creating huge wealth for the elite.Another suspicious method is the court settlement taking place. The case of BK International, where approximately one billion was paid to that company on a mere threat of litigation was made public. People cannot be blamed for thinking that something stinks here. This is but one that has seen the light.Already, we are seeing the negative impact of this regime’s performance due to a combination of corruption, incompetence and poor policies.Our debt has started to climb once more. It was less than 40 per cent of our GDP in 2014. Today it is almost 80 per cent of our GDP.I have noted that Minister Jordan stated that Guyana’s debt is the lowest in the region, and we should not be worried. He said this in response to an observation by the Leader of the Opposition.This is a case of history repeating itself. I recall, in the early 1970s, Cheddi Jagan, in Parliament, was warning that the growing debt was dangerous to social and economic development. Forbes Burnham then got up to answer, and said that we could borrow because we were credit-worthy.That wild spending and borrowing then pauperised us. We are on the same road once again.As we observe October 5, 2018, we must take courage and inspiration in what a free and democratic people can achieve, as was demonstrated by the PPP/C’s 23 years in office. We must take strength and work to reverse this trend that is leading our country back to poverty, nakedness and crime.October 5, 1992 is a reminder that this trend can be reversed.Sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer Presidentlast_img read more

Labourer arraigned for murder of teenage drinking buddy

first_imgA labourer was on Thursday arraigned for the murder of his drinking buddy which occurred on Sunday evening at a bar in Supenaam, Essequibo Coast.Richard Harrichand, of Ogle, East Coast Demerara (ECD) and of Supenaam, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on Sunday, June 2, he murdered Clive Osbourne of Good Hope, Essequibo Coast.Dead: Clive OsbourneHe appeared at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court, and was remanded to prison by the presiding Magistrate until July 4, 2019.On the day in question, it was reported that Osbourne was stabbed several times to his head, chest, and abdomen.Police investigations revealed that Osbourne and the suspect, 17, were imbibing alcohol when a heated argument erupted and quickly escalated into an altercation. It was at this time that the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt Osbourne several blows to his body.The injured man reportedly attempted to run out of the bar, but collapsed on the roadway. He was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital by a cousin, but by the time he arrived at the medical facility, he was already dead.The suspect was arrested and later charged for the heinous crime.last_img read more

Lender troubles add up

first_imgNew Century Financial, the beleaguered lender that caters to people with poor credit scores, said Monday it had received cease-and-desist orders from four more states to stop it from accepting new mortgage applications. The Irvine-based company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island and Tennessee issued the orders Wednesday and Thursday, alleging that New Century Corp. units had violated state laws, including failure to fund mortgage loans after closing. Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York have already issued similar orders, according to the company. In addition, its Home123 Corp. unit entered into a consent agreement with the Pennsylvania Banking Department to keep it from taking new mortgage applications in that state, New Century said. New Century, the second-largest U.S. sub-prime home mortgage lender last year based on loan volume, has already stopped making new loans due to a lack of funds. New Century has said it was subject to indebtedness under its credit financing arrangements of about $8.2 billion. Meanwhile, an Ohio state court has issued a temporary restraining order against the company meant to block it from soliciting new mortgage loans or initiating foreclosure actions in the state, according to Monday’s filing.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The lender, now on the brink of bankruptcy, is the subject of SEC and Justice Department investigations of its accounting and the trading of its stock. The SEC is conducting a preliminary inquiry into the circumstances that led to the company’s disclosure last month that it would restate its financial results for the first three quarters of last year. The company said it is cooperating with investigators. In its filing Monday, New Century also said that one of its creditors, DB Structured Products Inc., terminated one of its loan repurchasing agreements and was demanding immediate payment of about $700 million and another $200 million from a previous repurchase obligation. To date, creditors who purchased home loans sold by New Century have submitted requests that the company buy back some $500 million in loans due to early defaults by borrowers, the company said. last_img read more

Van Gaal confirms Man United striker Van Persie faces prolonged spell on the sidelines

first_imgLouis van Gaal has revealed Robin van Persie’s ankle injury will keep the striker out for more than a fortnight – and admits the club will have to ‘wait and see’ how bad the injury is.The 31-year-old was injured during the Red Devils’ 2-1 defeat to Swansea last weekend and, according to some reports, could spend a month on the sidelines.And, speaking ahead of the Premier League clash with Sunderland, Van Gaal claims the former Arsenal man could be out of action for a prolonged period.“He is injured,” the 63-year-old said. “It is an ankle problem. I do not think it is very heavy but ankle problems can take a long time. It is not one or two weeks.” 1 Robin van Persie in action for Manchester United last_img read more

PULSE VENUE LAUNCH NEW ‘STUDENT SUMMER PARTY’ NIGHTS EVERY WEDNESDAY

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: THE PULSE VENUE have launched a ‘Student Summer Party’ themed night which will run from tonight right through until the end of August!To celebrate the launch of the ‘Student Summer Party’ management at Pulse Venue have acquired the services of the incredible DJ BASSHUNTER! A HUGE crowd is expected to attend tonight to help kick-off what should be a superb summer of craic EVERY WEDNESDAY at Pulse Venue.Door open at 11pm and there will be drink promotions available throughout the night.LIKE AND SHARE this post on the PULSE VENUE Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning FREE entry for FOUR and a bottle of bubbly on arrival!For more details on BASSHUNTER and for this weekend’s Donegal Rally Entertainment check out their FB NOW!  PULSE VENUE LAUNCH NEW ‘STUDENT SUMMER PARTY’ NIGHTS EVERY WEDNESDAY was last modified: June 17th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BASSHUNTEREntertainmentFeaturesPulse Venuelast_img read more

35 NEW JOBS CONFIRMED FOR GAOTH DOBHAIR SNACK COMPANY

first_imgGAOTH Dobhair is celebrating the announcement of 35 new jobs today as Largo Foods confirmed a multi-million euro investment.The company which makes a range of snacks including Tayto, King and Hunky Dory’s crisps, is to invest a further €2.6m in its plant.It will take the workforce from 190 to 225. Minister of State Dinny McGinley mad the announcement this afternoon at the official opening of a new production line at the plant.More than 120 jobs were lost in the company in 2009 but today Mr McGinley commended Largo for its decision to rationalise the business, cut costs and refocus.It was not an easy decision, he said, but ‘we see the fruits of that labour here today’.Approximately 70% of snacks produced by Largo Foods in Donegal are exported, mainly to the UK. The new snack-food line, which was specially constructed and shipped in from Casa Herrera in California is now fully operational and supplying the Irish and UK markets with a wholegrain chip snack-food.Speaking at the announcement, Minister of State Dinny McGinley TD said“This new investment is on top of an earlier â≠¬2.2m investment made in the business in 2010. I commend Largo Foods in their business approach. The decision taken by the group two years ago to rationalise the business, cut costs and refocus was not an easy one but we see the fruits of that labour here today.“The addition of more manufacturing lines, the increase in capacity, and the expansion of the product mix will allow for better efficiencies, increased sales and will help to secure current employment in Gaoth Dobhair.“I especially commend Ray Coyle, CEO of Largo Foods. There is no doubt that without his personal commitment to the manufacturing facility in Gaoth Dobhair the future of Largo Foods here would definitely be more challenging.” Ray Coyle, CEO of Largo Foods said “Approximately 70% of what Largo Foods makes in Donegal is exported, principally to the UK. Our strategy is to continue to invest in R&D and high value products to allow us to increase efficiencies, sustain and grow the business in Gaoth Dobhair. I am confident that we can do this with the continued support and co-operation of the workforce,  Udaras na Gaeltachta and our customers.”John Lowery, Acting CEO of Udaras na Gaeltachta who supported the project said:“This additional investment announced by Largo Foods is encouraging in such a challenging economic environment and is a vote of confidence by the company in the Gaoth Dobhair area and its workforce.”You can read how we broke the story last week here: DONEGAL COMPANY SET TO MAKE ‘CRISP’ INVESTMENT IN FUTUREEnds35 NEW JOBS CONFIRMED FOR GAOTH DOBHAIR SNACK COMPANY was last modified: June 20th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:largo foodstaytolast_img read more

MAN SENT FOR TRIAL FOR MURDER OF BOGDAN

first_imgKryszstof GrezegorskiA 20-year-old man has been sent for trial to the Central Criminal Court in Dublin for the murder of popular Letterkenny resident Bogdan Michalkiawicz.Kryszstof Grezegorski, who is 20, had been remanded in custody charged with the murder Mr Michalkiawicz. Grezegorski, from 35 Hazelbrook Crescent in Letterkenny, was charged with the murder of the 41-year-old on May 15 last year.Mr Michalkiawicz was found dead at his Riverside apartment in Letterkenny. He had been last seen alive two days earlier.Grezegorski stood in court alongside a prison officer and had today’s hearing translated to him.Detective Sergeant Mick Galvin told Letterkenny District Court that he had served the Book of Evidence on Grezegorski this morning.Sgt Galvin told the court that there were two volumes in the book of evidence and the Director of Public Prosecutions had directed the murder trial be held at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin.Judge Paul Kelly told the Polish national that if he intended to provide an alibi in the case, he must provide this to the prosecution within 14 days.The case was put back until June 30.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said he understood the case would go ahead in November and that the case may be heard alongside that of a second man also charged in connection with the murder.Legal aid for two counsel was approved. Grezegorski was remanded in custody.MAN SENT FOR TRIAL FOR MURDER OF BOGDAN was last modified: June 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURTchargeddublinGrezegorskiletterkennymurderlast_img read more

Blue Angels unit returning to Point Mugu

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week There will also be simulators, current and vintage aircraft on static display, food and beverage booths and souvenirs for sale. Gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. both days, and the Blue Angels are scheduled to appear at 2:25 p.m. The idea for the Blue Angels came in 1946, when Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, the chief of naval operations, ordered the establishment of a flight demonstration team to showcase naval aviation. Over the years, the Blue Angels have moved into successively advanced aircraft and, in 1986, unveiled their present jet, the McDonnell-Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet. Since its inception in 1946, the team has flown for more than 393 million fans. POINT MUGU – More than 150,000 people are expected to gather next weekend along the coast in Ventura County for the 41st Point Mugu Air Show at the Naval Base Ventura County. The main attraction at the free event this year will be the world-famous Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration team, which hasn’t performed at the Point Mugu show since 1999. The Air Show, Saturday and next Sunday, will feature military aircraft from the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force, with numerous aerial demonstrations with a variety of planes. The public will be able to see aircraft such as the F-15C Eagle and the E-2C Hawkeye, both utilized during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Because of tight security, visitors to the air show will be prohibited from bringing certain items, including backpacks, coolers and weapons of any kind. w=18.5IF YOU GO The Point Mugu Air Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22-23. Take Las Posas Road south from the Ventura (101) Freeway to the naval base. Information is available at (805) 989-8786 or at www.nbvc.navy.mil/airshow05/. The event is free, but paid premium seating and flight-line seating with catered meals is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For tickets, call (800) 367-5833 or through www.airshownetwork.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

HE’S FRESH IN THE KITCHEN – COOKING WITH MARTIN ANDERSON

first_imgIt’s all about the waste …….not the waist!Chef Martin AndersonWell many thanks for the fantastic response to last week’s article.I was overwhelmed by the amount of shares, comments and the feedback that I received .This week as promised we are going to talk about the waste in your kitchen and I have a wee recipe for you as well .Being a chef is not all about the cooking it’s all about the numbers too.There is no point in running a food business if you can’t make a profit. You have staff to look after, taxes to pay, a living to make for yourself and of course you want to be able to buy the best food to sell to your customers.Making lists is very important and keeping an eye on the food that is in stock at all times. There is no point in purchasing cases of tomatoes for them to over ripen and then end up in bin .I pride myself on the fact that we achieve less than 1% worth of food wastage a week across my food businesses.You may find this hard to believe but we never overproduce, in fact, in some cases we run to the last portion before preparing fresh food . Shopping daily and receiving fresh deliveries from local suppliers is just one of the keys to our success. Of course this may be difficult for you with your hectic life but with a bit of thought you can reduce your wastage.Here are some tips .Make a good shopping list and try and stick to it.Plan your week if you can, making sure a visit to the butcher is included .Do a dry shopping once a week. What I mean by dry is non perishable items, long life or things for your cupboard .Twice a week do a fresh shop, meat, vegetables, milk etc lots of these items will last for 3 days or more .Try not to give into the temptations of buy one get one free. These are usually high sugar processed foods anyway.  You’ll never see a special offer on fillets steak!!You usually end up dumping the one you got free or end up eating the same food for two or three days. Frozen foods on special offer are okay as you can use them a week or even up to 3 months afterwards. Personally I keep an eye out for special offers of luxury Icecream that never goes to waste !! If you’re buying fresh meat make sure there is a good date on it and don’t over purchase. I know it’s exciting seeing a 20lb turkey for special offer but who’s going to eat a 20lb turkey in one go if it’s not Christmas yet.  If buying fresh fish, buy it towards the end of the week because traditionally fish on Monday is left from the weekend .Take a look at the reduced section for fruits and vegetables as usually there’s nothing wrong with them – nothing a wee bit of trimming and peeling won’t fix and they’re just as fresh and as good as their perfect cousins on the shelves .France has made it illegal for supermarkets to dump fresh fruit and vegetables and believe it or not curly cucumbers taste just the same as straight cucumbers.We have been brainwashed today by the idea that our potatoes , carrots , tomatoes all have to be the same size this is untrue they all taste as good no matter what shape they are .Visit a fresh vegetable stall or market if you get a chance it’s fun and you get to meet the growers too .So put down the phone or tablet and get into the fridge or cupboard and take stock of what you have.Make a major clear out and start fresh with your next shop , defrost that freezer and see what is good or out of date. Plan a family dinner and get that food used up . Next week I’m going to give you some ideas on how to spice up your evening meals .A wee recipe just for youHere is a wee recipe for your evening tea. It’s a great salad for adding to tossed leaves, filling for wraps or if you wish gently warm in the microwave and use as a topping for fish or your own homemade pizza.Red onion and olive salad.You will need.Red onion thinly sliced.Stoned olives, either sliced of cut in half. Black or green olives you decide , they are both the same just a different colour due to the ripening process.Fresh chopped herbs , I like coriander & basilCherry tomatoes, washed and sliced in half.Dash of Rapeseed oil.Lemon pepper. You will find this in health food or Asian shopsMethod.Combine all your ingredients together and season.Make this salad a couple of hours in advance to allow all the flavours to mature.HE’S FRESH IN THE KITCHEN – COOKING WITH MARTIN ANDERSON was last modified: July 9th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:chef Martin AndersonDonegal Dailyfoodwaste not waistlast_img read more