Best practices for a perfect Mother’s Day

first_img Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply A Mother’s Day recipe mom will loveShe’s spent years taking care of you, whether it was mending your first broken heart, helping you pack and move for college, or moving in to help take care of your first child. Mom has always been around to help. For all the times she’s been there for you, now is the time to be there for her. This Mother’s Day, plan the perfect day to show mom just how thankful you are.Plan a day together. Set aside all other plans and treat your mom to a day filled with her favorite people, places and things. Whether it’s a day spent indoors playing games or reminiscing, or grabbing the extended family and heading to her favorite park, lake or ocean for a picnic, simply sharing in these moments is sure to bring your mom joy and delight.Host an afternoon tea. While breakfast in bed may have been your Mother’s Day tradition growing up, perhaps it’s time for something new. This year, treat mom to a relaxing and indulgent afternoon tea filled with delicious treats like these Lavender Buttermilk Scones.Lavender Buttermilk SconesIngredients:8 ounces self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting1 teaspoon baking powder2 ounces unsalted butter, cut into small cubes, plus extra for greasing3 ounces lavender-flavored sugar, sifted if preferred (see Cook’s Tip below)1 pint buttermilk, plus extra for brushingSaltYour choice of Bonne Maman PreservesDirections:Heat the oven to 425 degrees.Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.Stir in the lavender sugar (sifted if preferred) and a pinch of salt and make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour in the buttermilk and mix to combine, making a soft dough.Briefly knead the dough on a floured surface, then lightly roll out to about 3/4-inch thick. Cut scones with a 2-inch pastry cutter and place on a greased baking sheet.Brush the top of each scone with a little extra buttermilk and bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned on the top. Cool on a wire rack, dust lightly with flour and serve with your favorite choice of Bonne Maman preserves.Cook’s tips:* To make lavender-flavored sugar, push 2-3 small washed and dried sprigs of fresh lavender into a jar of caster sugar. Leave for at least 24 hours before using.* Brushing the scones with beaten egg before baking will give them a shiny golden top.Give Mom a well deserved day off. Even after a perfect day spent with loved ones, sometimes all mom really wants is a day to herself doing whatever she pleases. While you may not be able to give her just that, Bonne Maman, maker of 100 percent natural preserves and jellies, is here to help through the Share The Love national sweepstakes. Mom can enter for a chance to win a $4,500 day off to spend doing whatever she’d like, plus she can download a $2 off coupon for her next Bonne Maman purchase. For more information and to enter, visit www.BonneMaman.us. The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! TAGSBonne Maman SconesLavender Buttermilk SconesMother’s Day Previous articleOfficer Denson Hudson coming home MondayNext articleBlock texting while driving on your teen’s phone? There’s an app for that Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Molotov cocktail attack on Jakarta-based magazine Tempo

first_img News November 19, 2020 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Organisation RSF_en August 21, 2020 Find out more IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News Follow the news on Indonesiacenter_img News Reporters Without Borders is very worried for the safety of the Jakarta-based magazine Tempo after a Molotov cocktail attack on its headquarters in the early hours of today. The press freedom organisation also urges the police chief not to file a lawsuit accusing the weekly of insulting the force in a cover drawing so that the Press Council can help to negotiate settlement as quickly as possible.“This well-known weekly is again at the centre of a storm, this time because of an investigative report on the highly sensitive issue of police corruption,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Even if it is still too early to link today’s attack to Tempo’s sensational allegations about the police, the tension must be defused. Without taking a position on the cover drawing, we urge the police to refer their complaint to the Press Council.”Three home-made fire bombs were thrown at the Tempo building by two men on a motor-cycle before dawn today but failed to damage the building.“This is an act of terror against press freedom,” Tempo editor Wahyu Murayadi said. “I call on the police to carry out a thorough investigation.” While promising an exhaustive investigation, National police chief Bambang Hendarso Danuri ruled out any link with the lawsuit that the police is planning to file against Tempo.The suit was prompted by the cover of last week’s issue showing a policeman holding pigs on a leash. Although the pig is regarded as an “impure” animal in Muslim, the magazine chose this drawing to illustrate its allegations about a vast network of police corruption because the Javanese word “celengan” (piggy bank) is so close to the word “celeng” (wild pig).“Big pig-shaped piggy banks have long been a symbol of fat bank accounts,” Murayadi said. “We did not intend to insult the police with this illustration.”Thousands of copies of the issue were bought by a few individuals alleged to be plain-clothes policemen in the first few days after its publication.National police spokesman Edward Aritonang announced on 2 July that a complaint will be brought against the magazine under articles 207 and 208 of the Indonesian criminal code. Although Indonesia has a fairly liberal media law, press offences such as defamation are still punishable by imprisonment.The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) said the proposed police lawsuit shows that the press law is not sufficiently respected as it empowers the Press Council to resolve this kind of dispute. to go further IndonesiaAsia – Pacific July 6, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Molotov cocktail attack on Jakarta-based magazine Tempo News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information August 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Twiddle Covers ‘Rocky Raccoon’ At Plumpty Dumpty Rager In Madison

first_imgWith a tour name like Plumpty Dumpty, you know you are in for some fun. Twiddle delivered a great show last night, Thursday April 14th, in Madison, WI at the Majestic Theatre to a very welcoming crowd. The resulting concert was one in which delivered on every level.     Steez, pillars of the Madison scene, opened the show. Self-described as creep-funk, this motley crew played music laced with infectious guitar riffs and fun synth lines for their hour long set. They opened with a new song that was very catchy. With the audience still coming in, there was the awkward moment when nobody filled up the space in front of the stage, and nobody was moving. That didn’t take long for Steez to remedy. Their second song was also a new tune that sounded excellent and got the crowd moving. Fans can look forward to their next release which apparently will contain both of these two new songs.“Tonight there’s a show gonna get you through the day, Gonna play your favorite songs make your troubles fade away…” A good line for any weekday show; it especially seemed a good choice to open the set. It was a very straightforward version of “Syncopated Healing” that is quintessential Twiddle. “White Light” had some great shredding, and the “Carter Candlestick” really got out there. It seemed that they were not going to play the ending part of “Carter” as they took it in some real different directions. It slowly morphed into a good bass solo from Zdenek Gubb with drummer Brook Jordan laying a down a solid beat.At that point one couldn’t be sure what song they were playing, but they wrapped it up with the end of “Carter Candlestick.” This tune was probably the highlight of the night.Fan favorite “Doinkinbonk!!!” followed. It also had some good improvisation with guitarist Mihali Savoulidis getting a good speed metal riff going at one point. A solid “Hattibagen McRat” and “Cabbage Face” ended the set. They encored with the Beatles’ “Rocky Raccoon,” and called it a night. Twiddle continues their Plumpty Dumpty tour tonight in Milwaukee with Steez.Don’t miss Twiddle when they make their debut at the Capitol Theatre on May 7th, with opening support from TAUK. More information about that show can be found here. Check out the full setlist and gallery below:Setlist: Twiddle at Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI – 4/14/16Set: Syncopated Healing, White Light, Carter Candlestick, Doinkinbonk!!!, Hattibagen McRat, Cabbage FaceEncore: Rocky Raccoon[Setlist via uTwiddle.net]A full gallery of images appears below via Daniel Ojeda: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Premier League clubs agree to five substitutions rule change

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp For the remainder of the 2019/20 season, the number of substitutes that can be used during a match will increase from three to five players Just one positive case from 1,197 tests was detected from the latest round of checks on players and staff.Clubs have reportedly agreed for a small number of matches to be played at neutral venues where it is considered necessary by the emergency services and safety advisory groups.“The majority of remaining matches will be played, at home and away as scheduled, with a small number of fixtures taking place at neutral venues,” Mark Roberts, the UK’s national lead for football policing, said last week.Roberts suggested any match where runaway league leaders Liverpool could win the title for the first time in 30 years would be played at a neutral venue to discourage crowds from gathering around Anfield.Liverpool are 25 points clear at the top and just two games away from clinching the title.However, Merseyside Police have said they are happy to police matches in Liverpool, including the Merseyside derby at Everton’s Goodison Park which is due to be played over the weekend of June 19-22.Liverpool City Council’s safety advisory group will convene next week to make a decision regarding that fixture.center_img London, United Kingdom | AFP | Managers will be able to make up to five substitutions for the remainder of the 2019/20 Premier League season after clubs agreed to the temporary rule change at a meeting on Thursday.FIFA proposed the solution last month to “protect player welfare” with a large number of matches packed into a few weeks to clear the backlog of a three-month layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic.Premier League clubs also agreed to increase the number of substitutes available for selection from seven to nine for the remainder of the season.“For the remainder of the 2019/20 season, the number of substitutes that can be used during a match will increase from three to five players,” the Premier League said in a statement.“Shareholders also approved for clubs to increase the maximum number of substitute players on the bench from seven to nine for the rest of the 2019/20 season.”To avoid too many stoppages, however, each team will still only have three opportunities to make changes as well as at half-time.The Premier League will resume with two matches on June 17 as Manchester City host Arsenal and Sheffield United travel to Aston Villa.The remaining nine full rounds of fixtures are then expected to be completed in just five weeks.No decision was made at Thursday’s meeting on how league standings would be determined if a spike in infections should cause the season to be interrupted once more.last_img read more