Cattlewomen’s Corner: Samba Steak Stir Fry

first_imgThis recipe is from Beefitswhatsfordinner.com. 1 lb beef top round steak, cut 1-inch thick 1 small yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips 1 cup broccoli florets 2 medium carrots, sliced 1 / 2 cup snow peas, trimmed 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 / 2 cup frozen shelled edamame, defrosted 1 cloves garlic, minced, divided 1 / 4 cup water Salt 1 / 3 cup sesame-ginger stir-fry sauce 1 / 2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 3 cups hot cooked brown or white rice, prepared without butter or salt. 1. Combine …last_img read more

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Kevon Looney sheds light on whether he’ll have a future with Warriors

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – For a player that prides himself on preparing for every role, it appears Kevon Looney has already mapped out his free-agency future.The Warriors will like Looney’s initial plan when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1.“Everybody wants to get paid, but I would love to stay with this team and this franchise,” Looney said. “It’s a great …last_img read more

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London Olympics: Germany wins gold in women’s team sprint cycling

first_imgChina’s Gong Jinjie and Guo Shuang were demoted to the silver medal in the women’s team sprint cycling on Thursday, with gold going to Germany’s Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte at the Olympics. The Chinese pair appeared to have been relegated for an illegal changeover, the same fault that had earlier stopped Britain’s Victoria Pendleton and Jessica Varnish competing in the final after initially qualifying in the German pair’s place.The medal ceremony was delayed as the Chinese riders and coaches argued with cycling officials.Gong and Guo set a time of 32.619 seconds in the final, 0.197 seconds outside the world record they had set earlier in the day, and 0.179 seconds faster than Vogel and Welte.The Australian pair of Kaarle McCullogh and Anna Meares charged to victory in the bronze medal race, beating the Ukrainian pair of Olena Tsyos and Lyubov Shulika.McCullogh and Meares won in a time of 32.727 seconds, which would have been an Olympic record earlier in the day, with the Ukrainian 0.764 seconds behind.last_img read more

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Olympic boxing: Vikas Krishan Yadav loses after winning

first_imgVikas Krishan Yadav and the entire Indian contingent were in for a rude shock as the young boxer ‘lost’ his welterweight pre-quarter final, which he had won 13:11 against Errol Spence of the United States of America on Friday night.Just as the Indian camp was celebrating the 19-year-old’s close win, came the shocking news from amateur boxing’s governing body (AIBA) that on a protest from the Americans, the decision was overturned. This was in the wee hours of Saturday, almost five hours after the bout.The AIBA competition jury went through the bout tape replays and found that Danish referee Lars Brovil had been lax as Vikas “was guilty of committing nine fouls but was cautioned only once.”The jury also said that in the second round, Vikas had spat his gum guard, an offence for which he was eventually penalised. Once that happened, Spence was awarded four points and the verdict became 15:13 in favour of the American.Early on Saturday morning, the Indian camp was preparing its protest against the AIBA decision but sources told Mail Today it may be futile.”We are also going through the tapes and will be filing a protest report with the AIBA. Only after that can I comment. We are disappointed,” said PK Muralidharan Raja, India’s acting chef de mission, who is also the secretary of the Indian Boxing Federation.The rules of boxing are very clear and since this sport always comes under the scanner at the Olympics, the protest from the Americans was quickly acted upon. As per the replays, which AIBA viewed “Vikas intentionally spat his mouthpiece” which was a stalling tactic.advertisementPart of the blame, in hindsight, should go to the referee.Before this incident, when Sumit Sangwan lost to Brazilian boxer Yamaguchi Falcao in London, the Indians protested but to no avail.For the Americans, this new result was a huge boost as all their other boxers had crashed out and Spence is their saviour.”I am obviously thrilled that the competition jury overturned my decision and I can continue chasing the gold medal I came here to win,” Spence told the media later through an email statement.”I am going to make the most of this second chance that I’ve been given. I can’t wait to get back in that ring on Tuesday,” he said.Earlier on, Vikas did look superior against Spence as he adopted a plodding style against the American.No doubt, there were times when Vikas was ‘holding’ his opponent but the referee in the ring warned him just once.For sheer entertainment, Spence looked impressive but it was not until five hours later he came to know he was going to stay back at the Olympics and not board a flight back home.For Vikas, touted as a strong Indian medal prospect, this was a sad day. He is young and talented but in the Olympics, where so much emphasis is given to fair play, the jury’s verdict is final.”In our opinion, there have been fouls committed by the American boxer too and he should have been cautioned on the same note,” said Raja later.Indian Olympic Association vice president Tarlochan Singh was more vocal in his criticism.”The AIBA jury has been influenced by the strong American lobby. It is a wrong decision,” he thundered.last_img read more

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We have transformative universities and we are proud of that: Virander S Chauhan

first_imgVirander S Chauhan, Chairman, Executive Committee, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), on why the ranking system needs to be expanded and research activities enhanced at institutions to achieve global standards.What are the highlights of NAACs (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) revised framework which came into effect last year?The assessment,Virander S Chauhan, Chairman, Executive Committee, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), on why the ranking system needs to be expanded and research activities enhanced at institutions to achieve global standards.What are the highlights of NAACs (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) revised framework which came into effect last year?The assessment and accreditation criteria doesnt change very much. In fact, there are 17 criteria which are of international standard, some of which include research output, faculty student ratio, infrastructure and new courses, so the template to judge the quality of an institution more or less remains the same. What we have changed though is the system of assessmentthe way we do it. The revised framework is technologyenabled that will help us receive relevant information on the institutions and we will verify that information. We have been getting feedback in the past from several institutions that visiting NAAC officials or from any other agency leads to misinterpretation of information and doesnt clearly indicates if an institution is good or not. So, we have made the assessment completely objective and transparent. Due to international norms, we will still have a team visiting the institutions but the visits and interactions will be shorter. And about 70 per cent to 75 per cent of the assessment will now be done online and by the data provided by the institutions themselves.Tell us about some of the key focus areas where indian institutions need to perform better?Universities and even Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) are starved of infrastructure with poor hostel and sports facilities and bad food. None of the universities in India are funded to the extent a world-class university is. That said, I think we are doing a pretty good job given the money that is available. If you want to be counted in the top 200 or 250 then money is an essential requirement but not a sufficient condition. You also need commitment and total autonomy in hiring. Also, dont forget that in the government institutions, it is our Constitutions responsibility to have reservation and bring people into study. We mustnt forget that in the business of international ranking, we have 50 per cent of our students coming from weaker economic sections. Our universities are transformative universities and we are proud of that. Our nature of education is so different and while a global ranking is based on universities where research is done it is quite expensive in nature. We can do good research but for that we need to have a good infrastructure, the right attitude and promotions in the universities.advertisementAs a regulatory body, what challenges are you facing for assessment and accreditation?NAAC started in 1998 and the first assessment was done in 2000. Participating in the ranking system was voluntary for a long time but now its mandatory. The institutions are now realising that there is something called quality. I am not worried about it as I think that we are still at a nascent stage. It is important that we bring more people into the ambit of ranking.What according to you is a good university?I am very clear on this. A good university educates you and not necessarily skills you. So, an excellent institution teaches you how to be patient, it teaches you how to debate, gives you a sense of privilege, and a sense of serving the society. To me, a good university is one which gives importance to physical fitnesssports and extracurricular activities and produces all-rounders.Fact FileNational Assessment and Accreditation CouncilYear of establishment1994HeadquartersBengaluru, KarnatakaCore functionsAn autonomous body for conducting assessment and accreditation of institutions of higher education.Governance structureGeneral Council and Excutive Council are two main bodies comprising the University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), universities, colleges and other professional institutionslast_img read more

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10 months agoAC Milan coach Gattuso delighted for goalscorer Higuain

first_imgAC Milan coach Gattuso delighted for goalscorer Higuainby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso was pleased for Gonzalo Higuain after his goal in victory over SPAL.It broke a two month goals drought for the Argentine.Gattuso said, “He lives for the goal, has always been a marksman and therefore really struggled to deal with this negative period. The defeat to Juventus, with the penalty and red card, was a terrible blow for him.“Higuain needs to rediscover that consistency and precision in his finishing, because he has always had those elements. We’ve missed him and hope this has also broken through that mental block.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Former First Nation chief seeking audience with Iran

first_img(Former Roseau River chief Terry Nelson. APTN/File Photo)By Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsA former Manitoba chief who says the federal Aboriginal Affairs department orchestrated a “coup” against him plans to ask Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for permission to address Iran’s parliament on how Canada treats First Nations people.Former Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation Chief, Terry Nelson, said he wanted to speak to Iran’s parliament on the “economic sanctions” Canada has imposed on First Nations.“I will go to Iran if they want me to address the issue of economic sanctions and what is happening with our Indigenous peoples in Canada,” said Nelson. “The chiefs continue to go meet with (Prime Minister Stephen Harper) and don’t do anything more than leave their people suffering.”Nelson visited Iraq in 1998.The former chief said he has no choice but to go international after what he calls a “coup” orchestrated by the Aboriginal Affairs department.Nelson said the department’s decision to cancel a referendum scheduled for Thursday in his community was aimed at ensuring he could not return to power.Roseau River band members were to vote on whether to elect a band government based on a custom code or one under the Indian Act.“This was a coup at Roseau River,” said Nelson, who has made national headlines when he called for a national day of action in 2007. “They are not allowing people to make any decisions…there is no democracy.”Nelson has been voted in repeatedly under section 74 of the Indian Act, but he is opposed by a group that adheres to an election code outside section 74.The Federal Court issued an interim ruling earlier this month naming the chief elected under the custom code as the legitimate leader of the community.The ruling is temporary and comes on the heels of a drawn-out power struggle where both sides claimed to be the legitimate government and the department refused to acknowledge either.The custom council attempted to oust Nelson in the fall and called an election that put current Chief Ken Henry Jr. in power.The department said in a statement that the planned referendum “has been postponed until further notice.”The statement said the department planned to “allow chief and council to submit a plan to address governance issues in the community.”The Winnipeg Free Press reported that Henry planned to have Aboriginal Affairs officials arrested if they came on the reserve to hold the planned referendum.Nelson won re-election last spring under section 74 of Indian Act election despite the department releasing a forensic audit a week before the vote that slammed Nelson’s council for poor management of band funds and incomplete accounting.Roseau River is currently under third-party management.A group of community members protested in Winnipeg Wednesday demanding the department hold the referendum.Nelson said the federal government has targeted him because of his recent calls for First Nations to assert jurisdiction over oil deposits and pipelines in their territories.He has also called for unspecified action against oil pipelines.A motion, partially authored by Nelson, calling on the Assembly of First Nations to back actions against pipelines was rejected in December because the organization feared it promoted “terrorism.”Nelson planned to hold a press conference Thursday at 1 p.m. local time.Nelson issued a press release on Jan. 23 stating he was not trying to hang on to his job as chief.“As I stated many times, I am not running for chief again,” Nelson wrote.He went on to accuse the federal government of meddling in his band’s affairs.“They want the court to install a regime that was voted in by less than 13 per cent of the 1,470 eligible voters and they want the court to give them access to millions of dollars currently held in trust for the First Nation,” he [email protected]last_img read more

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Women candidates aim to upset AFN old boys club in race for

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe candidates list for national chief of the Assembly of First Nations continues to grow.For the first time in the AFN’s history, three Aboriginal women are aiming for the top spot.Leaving many to wonder what kind of challenges would lay ahead for a female national chief.APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler has this story.last_img

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