Eat: Cafe Opium

first_imgWhere: Cafe OpiumWhen:Think hungover saturdays, when even after a lie-in toast seems like way too much to handle. it gets to 7pm and you realise you haven’t eaten anything all day apart from paracetamol. You want something fast, and Jamie Oliver has put you off certain fast food joints (as have their patrons), so what better than chinese to fill the rumbling gap?What to eat: The list of main meals is extensive, and varies from meat to vegetarian, noodles to rice, soups to solid, and even the hilariously named ‘old school’ page filled with chow mein and sweet and sour dishes. For those who want to stray from the chinese-restaurant straight-and-narrow there’s a specials card which includes eel, among other items. The prawn satay was perfect, with plenty of large juicy prawns in a light satay sauce. The chicken with cashews, Hong Kong-style, hit the spot too. And how can you ever go wrong with any ginger and spring onion dish? Or (or a boy), have a ’starter’ in the form of a spring roll or chicken wings, all reasonably priced and well sized too. For those who have fancier food in mind, the duck wrap is delicious. Alternatively, order these to arrive with your meal, and bask in that heavenly moment when all the food has arrived and you can look upon your feast with eyes that are definitely bigger than your stomach. Why: Much larger than its sister restaurant, café Orient, Opium still retains the as-it-is chinese fast food charm that chains like Noodlebar somehow lack. With a relatively large eating area compared to many restaurants on George street, café Opium has reassuring hustle and bustle within its black and red interior. Whether it’s because, like you and i, they have hangover hunger, they want bargain chinese food or because the sparkling chandelier lured them in with its magpie magnetism, the customers come in droves. Like in many other chinese restaurants and takeaways, there is a pretty fast turnover of diners, and on busy nights there’s a queue waiting for takeaways as punters know they won’t be waiting for long.Staff are in line with the atmosphere of the restaurant: friendly, unpretentious and there to serve you good food at reasonable speed. Ask them for help on the differences between hong Kong and peking style if necessary: they will be only too happy to help and give their own recommendations. So whether it’s a takeaway you’re after or some rapid eat-in munch, Opium is the place to go.ARCHIVE: 6th week MT 2005last_img read more

Phil Lesh Celebrates 79th Birthday With Help From Friends At The Capitol Theatre [Videos]

first_imgPhil Lesh was back at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on Friday to celebrate his 79th birthday amongst a group of his musical friends and the always-faithful legion of Grateful Dead fans. Lesh was joined again for the second night of his three-show birthday run at the historic venue by an all-star backing band comprised of Benmont Tench, John Scofield, Jackie Greene, his son Grahame, and John Molo.Related: Phil Lesh Opens The Capitol Theatre Birthday Run With Lively Mix Of Grateful Dead FavoritesLesh and friends started the night with “Liberty”, the title track from Robert Hunter‘s 1987 solo album. The first half of the show continued with “Casey Jones”, followed by “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” featuring Phil on lead vocals, which transitioned right into a cover of Jerry Garcia‘s “Loser”. The band then returned to the Dead catalog to close out the first half of the show with “New Minglewood Blues” into “West L.A. Fadeaway”, followed by a lively rendition of “Bertha” featuring Grahame Lesh on vocals to send the audience into the set break. Fans can check out the video below to watch the band’s rendition of “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” from Friday’s show.Phil Lesh & Friends – “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” – 3/15/2019[Video: Sean Roche]The birthday celebrations continued as the band returned to start the second half of Friday’s show with “Playing in the Band”, which transitioned right into “Shakedown Street”. The band jammed their way through the 1978 Dead disco tune before returning to “Playing in the Band”. The second half of the show powered on with the classic two-song combination of “Help on the Way” into “Slipknot!”, which then continued into “Mountains of the Moon”, the mystic, early-Dead tune from the band’s 1969 Aoxomoxoa album. Phil then returned to the mic to belt out his beloved ballad, “Unbroken Chain”, a fitting performance for the birthday boy who has spent his life “searching for the sound.”The second set came to a thrilling climactic end beginning with “He’s Gone” with Grahame and Jackie Green sharing vocals, followed by the psychedelic anthem, “The Other One”, and closing out with “New Speedway Boogie”. Fans can watch the video below to relive the second set performances of  “Help on the Way” > “Slipknot!”.Phil Lesh & Friends – “Help on the Way” > “Slipknot!” – 3/15/2019[Video: Sean Roche]The band returned to the stage for a two-song encore beginning with a cover of The Crickets‘ “Not Fade Away” before sending the audience home on a touching note with a performance of “Ripple”. As expected, the night wasn’t without its share of birthday moments, which included a huge birthday banner hung from the front face of the venue balcony, and Grateful Dead-themed projections lighting up the upper walls of the old venue. Pete Shapiro also ended up making his way to the stage to present Phil with an enormous birthday cake, as the two shared a hug and a smile to close out the night. Lesh will return for the third and final show of his weekend birthday run at “The Cap” on Saturday night, where he’ll be joined by Tench, Greene, Luther Dickinson, Amy Helm, Grahame Lesh, Molo, and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 3/15/2019Set One: Liberty (Robert Hunter cover), Casey Jones, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo > Loser (Jerry Garcia cover), New Minglewood Blues > West L.A. Fadeaway, BerthaSet Two: Playing in the Band (Bob Weir cover) > Shakedown Street > Playing in the Band (reprise), Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Mountains of the Moon > Unbroken Chain, He’s Gone > The Other One > New Speedway BoogieEncore: Not Fade Away (The Crickets cover), Ripplelast_img read more

Lukaku hails strike partner Eto’o

first_img Press Association The Toffees pair both signed from Chelsea in the summer, but did not bring a ready-made partnership due to Lukaku spending the majority of last season on loan at Goodison. The Belgian’s club record £28million price tag – and a lengthy list of rival suitors – might have made him Everton’s marquee arrival, but Eto’o’s free transfer appears an equally sound piece of business. The veteran, arguably Europe’s most feared goalscorer during his time at Barcelona, rolled back the years against Burnley on Sunday, netting a bullet header and classy long-ranger. They were his third and fourth of the season but Lukaku, who was also on target in a 3-1 win at Turf Moor, believes Eto’o’s value as a mentor is just as important. “He’s a world class player. He’s scored so many goals throughout his career and I’ve been blessed to be working with him,” said Lukaku. “I spend most of the time with him. I come in at the same time as he does, I leave at the same time. We do everything together on and off the pitch as well. “In training we have a finishing competition and the one who loses has to do sprints. “We see each other quite often. He comes to my house, I go to his house. I try to learn as much as I can from him and he tells me stories about how he worked when he was younger.” Lukaku has not been short of decorated senior figures to learn from during his time in England and he has set his sights on making a name of his own that will rival the very best. “Samuel has the same impact as (Didier) Drogba and (Nicolas) Anelka had on me when I was younger at Chelsea,” he said. Romelu Lukaku feels “blessed” to be working with strike partner Samuel Eto’o at Everton. “In that aspect I think I’ve been blessed to work with top strikers like them. I hope to be one of them in the future.” The 21-year-old still has a way to go before he can bracketed with those stellar performers, but his potential remains huge. His goal against the Clarets, an untidy but effective finish, was just his fourth in 15 appearances this term – a mark he had already reached after four games last year. “It was a slow start but now I’m getting where I want to be,” he said. “I’ve scored back-to-back Premier League goals now so I only want to look forward. “I’m working very hard and I’m almost at 100 per cent. I think the best has yet to come. “I put myself under pressure, I really want to succeed and I really want to help my team-mates and the club by scoring goals, by winning games. It’s nothing special, it’s nothing new.” For Burnley boss Sean Dyche it was another day to reflect on the scale of the challenge ahead. Now winless in their first nine fixtures and with a shoestring budget to operate on, few pundits give Burnley much chance of winning their battle with the drop. Dyche confronts that assessment head on. “We were written off the day we got promotion,” he told Clarets Player. “Everyone from outside will say all that but we’re not broken – we’re wounded, because we want to win games, but not broken and you can see that from the performance (against Everton). “There were a lot of good signs but they’re only nice for neutrals. We want to win games so we want to turn good signs into even better performances. “We go again, it’s as simple as that.” last_img read more

Syracuse loses its 8th-straight game to No. 10 Colgate behind power-play goals

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ For the second game in a row, SU took the lead the first. It lasted all of eight seconds. The Orange (4-14-1, 4-3 College Hockey America) never regained the lead in their 4-2 loss to No. 10 Colgate on Saturday. This was the eighth-straight loss for a team still searching for its first non-conference victory on the season.The first period was an offensive stalemate. When SU junior Kelli Rowswell scored a shorthanded goal with 59 seconds remaining to put the Orange up 1-0, both teams had just five shots.But Colgate, still on the power play, beat senior goaltender Maddi Welch eight seconds later to knot the game at 1-1.In the second period, Colgate outshot Syracuse 14-6, but only scored once on another power play goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textColgate’s Jessie Eldridge added an insurance goal for Colgate with 13:52 remaining in the third. This time, it was Syracuse who was on the power play, but careless passing allowed Eldridge to get the puck and beat Welch to make it 3-1.SU then proceeded to outshoot Colgate 13-5 in the third period. Anonda Hoppner scored with 11:30 left to play in her first time playing at Colgate since she transferred.The scored remained 3-2 until the final seconds, when Colgate netted an empty goal to secure the victory.Welch made 21 saves in the contest, raising her save percentage to .859 on the year.Syracuse now gets a much needed break from top-10 opponents. Its next game is Dec. 28th against Nipissing in Quebec for the Theresa Humes Invitational.center_img Published on December 8, 2018 at 6:49 pm Contact Tim: [email protected]last_img read more

New Brightline station proposed in Boca Raton

first_imgVirgin Trains sent a letter to Mayor Scott Singer on Friday proposing a new station in downtown Boca Raton.Singer didn’t quite object to the proposal as he hopes it could enhance local business, promote tourism and lighten the traffic flow.The station would be built near the East lot of the downtown library, and a proposed garage would be big enough to support library patrons, train riders and could potentially have space for additional downtown-accessible parking.A city meeting will be held on Monday to discuss timelines and cost of the project. Mayor Singer says Virgin Trains are expected to take the weight of the costs.last_img

Rowing Competes At Jayhawk Jamboree

first_img Margo Bunard (cox) Paige Priend (cox) Miranda Peterson (cox) Kira Cooper (cox) Sarah Konopacki Ingrid McNeely Elaine Fickau Lauren Schleich The Bulldogs close their fall campaign with the annual end-of-fall race with the Creighton Bluejays on Nov. 5. Olivia Kielt Logan Spacek Kayla Caldwell Molly Packer Lauren Bascio Lily Jones Drake was led by its novice 8+ A boat with its sixth place finish with a time of 15:02.59. Boat lineups and results can be found below. Melanie Dahlstrom Emma Johnson The field was full of strong club and varsity teams, including Kansas State, Kansas, Oklahoma, Tulsa, Central Oklahoma, Iowa, Creighton, Wichita State, Colorado, Grand Valley State and UMKC. Print Friendly Version Varsity 4+ A (23rd, 15:37.34) Varsity 4+ B (26th, 15:55.33) Varsity 4+ C (29th, 16:12.03) Varsity 4+ D (34th, 17:03.00) Madison Coffman Lily Jones Haley Abrams Sarah Larson Shelley Hunter Elise Nikolic Sarah Larson Madison Peterson Melanie Dahlstrom Maddie Shipley Julie Uram Maddie Shipley Sarah Frantik Olivia Kielt Julie Uram Julie Nathan Kerstin Donat Taylor Schaben Laura Claydon Kira Cooper Gabby Brodek Julie Shipley Madison Coffman Ryli Smithcenter_img Varsity 8+ A (19th, 14:32.78) Varsity 8+ B (21st, 14:49.23) Varsity 8+ C (27th, 16:22.21) Varsity 8+ D (29th, 18:06.00) Gabby Brodek Sarah Konopacki Julie Shipley Elaine Fickau Liz Rambhia (cox) Kathryn Gaito (cox) Haley Abrams Daniele Nitkowski Elise Nikolic Jocelyn Rimes Jessica Rebischke Kayla Caldwell Madison Peterson Laura Claydon “We didn’t get the results we wanted today, but we didn’t have bad rows just didn’t have the great rows you need with the type of competition we faced,” said Drake head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “No excuses and we will get back to work this week with setting lineups. The water in the river is finally better and now we will have quality water time. Looking forward to our final race with Creighton on Nov. 5. We gave our best shot today and even though it wasn’t our day I’m still very proud of the team.” Danielle Nitkowski Julia Nathan Jessica Rebischke Shelley Hunter Audrey Baumeister Logan Spacek Sarah Frantik Kerstin Donat Taylor Schaben Mikaela Janes Novice 8+ A (6th, 15:02.59) Novice 8+ B (16th, 17:11.37) Audrey Baumeister Lauren Schleich Ingrid McNeely Jocelyn Rimes Miranda Peterson (cox) Margo Burnard (cox) Paige Prien (cox) Kathryn Galto (cox) Molly Packer Ryli Smith LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Drake University rowing team competed in the 2016 Jayhawk Jamboree hosted by the University of Kansas on Sunday, Oct. 23 afternoon on the Kansas River in Lawrence, Kan.last_img read more

A Journey of 1001 Days of Geocaching

first_img SharePrint RelatedAin’t no Mountain High Enough… for Geocachers – Interview with Team GCTransAlpsJune 8, 2015In “15 Years”From the Desk of Moun10Bike: How to Keep Your Geocaching Streak Going in the SnowDecember 18, 2013In “Community”Dear Geocaching Diary: Orange Headbands for the WinSeptember 1, 2013In “Community” Editor’s Note: Kiet and Jill Callies (kietc) along with their daughter visited Groundspeak HQ on June 18th, 2010.  It was their 1001st straight day of geocaching. The journey began on September 22, 2007 and ended that day at HQ. Kiet authored this guest blog. This is his story.  These are his words.  Here’s what you can learn from a team that completed a geocaching streak of 1001 days. Kiet and Jill Callies with daughter McKenzie. Geocaching username “keitc” When we started our streak on September 22, 2007, it was a reboot of a previous 41-day streak, broken by work commitments, which just whetted our whistles for the big one. No other commitments would interrupt our next streak until June 18, 2010 – a thousand and one days later. In that time, if stringing our finds together like a necklace of pearls, we traveled nearly 60,000 miles and made finds in 15 states.The original streak probably began as a pacesetter for reaching a milestone by the year’s end. The big streak was to prove we could go all the way. We started setting the goal of 100 days, then a year and, if a year, why not a thousand days. Then, again, why not be literary, like A Thousand and One Arabian Nights, A Thousand and One Geocaching Days.I almost carried the whole load alone. However, this was never meant to be a loner’s endeavor. My wife and daughter stepped in my place a couple of times. Once, during one of life’s frustrating moments of defeatism when I decided to give up on everything and pick a fight with the world, my wife, unable to witness the regret I would face in the after-moment, took my daughter and made a find to keep the streak alive.The next generation of geocacher, McKenzie Callies.Now, to maintain such a streak, the quality of some caches suffers. Though we have seen and discovered some amazing things in the course of our adventures, both obvious and hidden, we often had to settle for some mundane finds – a film canister tucked under a lamp post cover or inside a guard rail, which can be demotivating when these are the majority of your finds. Then I stumbled upon the Danboard and Stormtroopers 365 photo projects and was inspired.One of the things we enjoy about geocaching is the context of location. There is a reason why someone chose a particular location and decided to share it with others. Now you can argue whether the location is worth sharing, but you cannot deny that it now has context, a story. I decided to lay another narrative on top, and my medium was Legos and Star Wars.Legos are small and portable, perfect for travel, and like in Star Wars, we as geocachers use technology to get us close to the truth, the cache, and then use the mystical, or our geo-senses, to actually find it. Over-thinking it? Probably. I grew up under the strong influence of the original trilogy, and besides that, Star Wars is just so cool. On Day 779, I introduced the Star Wars Lego storyline and have managed a few chuckles here and there.Click the picture to view Kiet Callies Flickr pageNow that the streak is over, and I have had time to digest it all, I will tell you that I did experience withdrawal and guilt the next day, June 19th. What’s next? In celebration of geocaching’s 10-year anniversary, to find a cache placed in each month of geocaching’s existence. Isn’t setting goals fun?Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Video: Data is the New Soil and it Creates Beautiful Things [Infographics]

first_imgThe Icelandic volcano spewed ash that amounted to 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide. The planes it grounded would have released 345,000 tons of carbon dioxide. What does that tell us? Essentially, we had our first carbon neutral volcano.(Lead image from Information is Beautiful.) A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#cloud#Trends alex williams Data can be so meaningless. The U.S. budget deficit, death counts, the total amount of carbon we produce all have one thing in common. The numbers by themselves are empty. They need context to make them real and living.That’s the beauty of data visualization. It gives context and understanding. Visualization turns data into soil and from it we can see beautiful things.That’s the theme that we get from David McCandless, a data journalist and author, who spoke at TED and fills 18 minutes with infographics, context and relevance about the magic of visualization.McAndless shows us how data is the new soil. It’s not the new oil as some have proposed. With visualization, data becomes a feast. Why? We are all visualizers. There is something magic about it. McCandless says our eyes are super sensitive to change. Numbers are the language of the mind. With data visualization, we have two languages both talking at the same time.McCandless gives a number of examples that show the meanings and insights that come with data visualization. Data can change our minds. Design helps solve problems. Infomation design is about solving information problems, seeing things we could not see before.His ending humorously sums up what we can learn from events that seem to have such significance.last_img read more

Why You Need a Mentor — Especially If You Hate Asking for Help

first_imgNew Wave of Online Education: Helping Quiet Chi… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Tags:#career advancement#career progression#career trajectory#mentor#mentoring#mentorship Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at People who ask for help are weak. Right? Wrong. Humans like to feel secure, so we convince ourselves that we should appear strong without vulnerability or weakness. That’s just bad thinking. Too much self-reliance makes others think you don’t know what you’re doing.When you’re ready to acknowledge your need for help, the options can seem underwhelming. YouTube videos, conferences, and continued education are nice, but they can only do so much. If you’re serious about advancing your career, you need a mentor.“Mentorship is the most consistent and effective way to grow as a professional,” says Rob Borrego, CEO at Credera, a full-service management and IT consulting firm. “By striving to create a culture of mentorship and implementing a formal program we’ve noticed incredible results among our teams. People who used to be hesitant to solicit feedback are now more confident and eager to expand their knowledge and tackle new challenges.”If you’re on the fence about whether a mentor could help your career, consider the following reasons to find one:You need to fill gaps in your training.The best universities don’t adequately prepare graduates for the workforce. A recent report from The Learning House and Future Workplace found that more than half of job openings at surveyed companies remained unfilled because there were no qualified candidates. The businesses themselves weren’t helping, with 74 percent of surveyed companies spending just $500 per employee on training.Mentors provide the knowledge and growth that educators and employers don’t because they have the ability to walk through daily life with you. Mentors lead by example. It’s amazing what the model of a great mentor can teach you simply by observing their ways. A good mentor can teach you things you never would have learned in a classroom or from an onboarding video.You don’t recognize all your opportunities.Have you worked in your industry for decades? Are you intimately familiar with the development of the workplace, the changing demands of employers, and the evolving needs of clients? You probably aren’t — but your mentor would be.Even if you’re great in your current role, a mentor can help you identify career options you may not have considered. What if you’re a killer programmer, but your people skills could land you a better-paying role as a client-facing consultant, with more room to advance? A knowledgeable mentor can show you doors you never knew existed.You’re not as motivated as you could be.The battle between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation continues to rage. Intrinsic motivation is typically the more powerful of the two, while extrinsic motivation is useful in short bursts to achieve specific, time-sensitive goals.Your mentor won’t bribe you to perform better. However, your mentor can help you rethink your philosophy and realign your priorities to set yourself up for future success. With someone there to tell you exactly what you stand to gain (or lose), you can focus more closely on what matters most to you.You haven’t learned to plot your path to success.What does success mean to you? Do you want to retire early, see the world, earn as much as possible, be your own boss, or climb to the top of the company ladder? Whatever your goals are, your mentor understands through experience what it will take to achieve them.Say you want to be the boss one day. You work hard in your field, help others in your company, and generally get along, but you don’t know whether your career trajectory will lead you where you want to go. A good mentor will teach you how to measure the impact you have on your company, prove your value, and leverage your hard work into tangible rewards.You will mentor others one day.The more you grow as a professional, the more likely it is that you’ll be responsible for others at some point. When that day comes, your success will depend on the success of your team.You already know that mentoring makes others better. What better way to build a strong team than to become a mentor yourself? You’ll not only invest in your own development, but also in the development of anyone who will depend on you in the future.No matter how much you like to go at it alone, don’t ignore the power of a great mentor relationship. Seek out the guidance now so you’ll be ready for the challenges ahead. Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite How to Make the Most of Your Software Developer… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

Building Healthy Military Communities – Featuring Indiana

first_imgThis week we feature a guest post from Building Healthy Military Communities State Coordinator in Indiana, Kyle WoodIndiana is different from the other states that are piloting Building Healthy Military Communities because there are no active duty installations in the state. We are heavily focused on the geographically dispersed military population. In our state, there are many programs in place to address service member needs. Rather than develop redundant programs, Indiana looks to augment those programs by providing additional resources for soldiers to access by way of Joint Services Support (JSS).  We also prioritize making sure all community partners throughout the state know how to communicate their services to JSS.Everyone is geographically dispersed, which requires Indiana to have a large pool of community, state, and federal resources to be spread out. Family assistant specialists and personal finance counselors need to be strategically placed in all five corners of the state in order to meet needs.Although there are federal programs designed for specific branches such as Army National Guard, active duty and Reserve members do not know they can use National Guard family assistant specialists. This is an area we are pursuing additional education for service members. Further partnership with Purdue Cooperative Extension could assist in these and other efforts, and we look forward to engaging more with our counterparts at Purdue University. Along with his position as the Indiana State Coordinator for Building Healthy Military Communities, Kyle Wood is a member of the Indiana Army National Guard as a UM-60M Blackhawk pilot. Being a current member of the military gives him a unique perspective on the struggles that geographically dispersed Service Members face on a day to day basis.last_img read more