Chef Brian and family open their home to a special visitor – and TV cameras!

first_imgDonegal Chef Brian McDermott and his family have revealed that they will be starring in a heartwarming TV programme which will air on RTE One in two week’s time.Chef Brian of The Foyle Hotel Moville is used to being in front of the cameras in his TV cooking demonstrations and as a local food ambassador. But this time, the entire McDermott family have opened their home up to RTE crews for an appearance in Raised by the Village. The reality series sees city teenagers moving out to the Irish countryside to get a good healthy dose of rural life.On Sunday 13th October, we will see 14-year-old Dublin girl Amber leaving her social-media obsessed world to visit Moville and stay with Brian, his wife Brenda and their teenage daughters Niamh and Aoife.Chef Brian McDermott with his daughters Niamh and Aoife and Amber from Dublin during the filming of Raised by the Village. Photo: Brian McDermottAmber’s social media obsession was causing her serious problems. She could spend up to 18 hours a day on her phone, scrolling through Instagram and comparing herself to online images of perfection. Amber’s mum was worried about seeing her once bubbly daughter become sullen and withdrawn, so she decided to send her to the village to hopefully learn how to reconnect with her true self.The McDermotts welcomed Amber with open arms when the episode was filmed in June. She spent a busy, phone-free week with the family enjoying the great Donegal seaside and getting hands-on in the Foyle Hotel kitchen. No phones! Chef Brian McDermott with his daughters Niamh and Aoife and Amber from Dublin during the filming of Raised by the Village. Photo: Brian McDermottNiamh and Aoife know all about the value of part-time jobs and spend their summers working in all aspects of the family hotel. In the show, Amber joins the girls at work to get an eye-opening experience of hospitality, cooking and of life without a phone.Chef Brian McDermott filming Raised by the Village in Moville. Photo: Brian McDermottLooking ahead to the programme air date, Chef Brian McDermott said it was a great experience for his family to host Amber and take part in the show.“It was a heart-warming experience and it benefitted us and Amber. She left us happy and said it really changed her,” he said.Watch Raised By the Village on RTE One on Sunday 13th October at 6.30pm.Chef Brian and family open their home to a special visitor – and TV cameras! was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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 Brian McDermottmovilleraised by the villageRTE Onethe foyle hotellast_img read more

Stephen Curry: Can the Warriors’ star be “the Great Defuser” between Durant and Green?

first_imgDALLAS – Kevin Durant and Draymond Green smiled and laughed, despite all the negativity swirling around them.The Warriors were minutes away from experiencing a double-digit loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday. Yet, Warriors guard Stephen Curry shared chuckles with DeMarcus Cousins, Durant and Green.Though Curry remained sidelined with an injured left groin, he helped the Warriors in another way. Curry helped defuse the tension between Durant and Green, who had served a team-imposed …last_img

Giants starter Johnny Cueto discusses setback, when he could pitch again

first_imgST. LOUIS — The Giants remain optimistic that Johnny Cueto will take the mound for the team before the end of the 2019 season.Debuting against the Dodgers this weekend, however, is now out of the question.Manager Bruce Bochy revealed Tuesday that Cueto is dealing with back tightness that will force him to push back his first start of the year. Cueto was lined up to pitch in Los Angeles this weekend, but he will now throw a bullpen at Dodger Stadium before the Giants determine when he might …last_img

Cilium Likened to GPS

first_imgA story on Science Daily says that the primary cilium, a protrusion on most human cells that looks like an antenna, acts like a GPS system.  They “orient cells to move in the right direction and at the speed needed to heal wounds, much like a Global Positioning System helps ships navigate to their destinations.”    Not only that, says Soren T. Christensen (U of Copenhagen): “What we are dealing with is a physiological analogy to the GPS system with a coupled autopilot that coordinates air traffic or tankers on open sea.”  What happens is that the ciliar antennae act like beacons for an essential clotting factor.  They orient themselves to steer fibroblast cells to the wound site, promoting repair.  “The really important discovery is that the primary cilium detects signals, which tell the cells to engage their compass reading and move in the right direction to close the wound.”    This exciting discovery falsifies an old evolutionary canard.  “Protruding through the cell membrane, primary cilia occur on almost every non-dividing cell in the body,” the article ended.  “Once written off as a vestigial organelle discarded in the evolutionary dust, primary cilia in the last decade have risen to prominence as a vital cellular sensor at the root of a wide range of health disorders, from polycystic kidney disease to cancer to left-right anatomical abnormalities.”Great!  Another wonderful design-based discovery to beat down the Darwinists for their science-stopping assumptions.  Let’s pile these up for Darwin Day.  What a show it will be: Charlie will get boos, hisses and rotten tomatoes, while crowds gather at the ID show to see who gets gets Nobel Prizes and Breakthroughs of the Year (12/19/2008).Project:  Browse through our 2008 stories for all the examples of Darwinism being an impediment to scientific progress, then list them after a quote by Eugenie Scott claiming that creationism is a science-stopper.  Then list all the major discoveries stemming from the search for design.  Your only challenge will be having too much material.(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Act Your Financial Age

first_imgBaby Boomers (Born 1946-1964, Age 55-73 in 2019)Determine when to claim Social Security and develop a strategy to provide income from investmentsLearn about Social Security, Medicare, and pension benefits as you approach the age of eligibilityInvestigate later life housing and living costsLearn about required minimum distributions (RMDs) from tax-deferred retirement savings plansTry to pay off all debt before retirementTake advantage of available “senior discounts” Young woman By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, [email protected] staff serve service members and their families at all ages and stages of life from young enlisted personnel getting a credit card in their 20s to those receiving retirement pay decades later. Thus, it is essential to understand how different generations handle money. Below are some examples of generational differences:Millennials spend the most of any generation on eating out and Generation X spends the most on housingMillennials are more likely than other generations to not carry around any cashCredit card use and credit scores increase with age as do health insurance premiumsYounger tax filers are more likely to use software and older tax filers more likely to hire a tax professionalEach decade of one’s financial life has suggested recommendations. Below are action steps for the four generations that are currently in the workforce or retired. Positive action steps taken as a young adult should continue throughout one’s adult life. A military homecoming. Portrait of an African American woman wearing navy camouflage uniform standing outdoors with her family. Her husband is holding their 5 year old son who is in the middle between his parents. Return to article. Long DescriptionGet strategic about philanthropy and/or gifting to family membersTalk to children/heirs about finances and estate planningStreamline and consolidate financial accounts and downsize and/or donate excess “stuff”Take RMD withdrawals from tax-deferred retirement savings plans (e.g., 401(k)s and Traditional IRAs)Make sure family members and/or advisors know where to find personal and financial documentsAdjust lifestyle to declining real income, if neededFor additional information about financial tasks for different generations, review the Military Families Learning Network webinar Financial Planning Transitions for Different Generations. Return to article. Long DescriptionGeneration X (Born 1965-1981, Age 38-54 in 2019)Continue to invest for the long term in stocks or stock mutual fundsDiversify investments and periodically rebalance portfolioEnhance employment skills (build human capital)Try to “max out” retirement savings plan contributions; take advantage of catch-up contributions at age 50+Talk to aging parents about their financesPrepare a will and living will if one wasn’t already created Mature/Silent/Traditionalist Generation (Born 1927-1945; age 74-92 in 2019) Return to article. Long DescriptionPhotospin/Ruslan KudrinMillennials or Generation Y (Born 1982-2000; Age 19-37 in 2019)Train for a career and become financially independent from parentsLearn to budget and “pay yourself first”Develop a repayment strategy for student loansBuild an adequate emergency fund (i.e., 3 to 6 months expenses)Build a positive credit historyDevelop investing expertise and start investing for retirementBuy life insurance to protect dependents and/or student loan co-signersBalance YOLO (You Only Live Once) and FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) mindsets with financial security Return to article. Long Description read more

Doctors stir: Home Ministry sends advisory to West Bengal

first_imgAs the stand off between the West Bengal government and the junior doctors of the State-run hospitals continued for the sixth consecutive day on Saturday, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sought an urgent report from the State government on the on-going strike and also issued an advisory on the issue The Ministry said, “This Ministry is in receipt of a number of representations from doctors, and medical associations from different parts of country for their security in view of the ongoing strike by doctors in West Bengal. It is requested that a detailed report be sent urgently on the ongoing strike by the doctors.”Though Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed her government had accepted “all demands of the protesting doctors”, the protesting junior doctors persisted with their demand that the Chief Minister visit the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital (NRSMCH).last_img