Smith, Boyo, Babalakin Shine at Lakowe Club Golf Event

first_imgOlawale Olatunde trailed smith with one stroke having returned 164 (82, 82) at the event leaving Cobos Clasens to grapple with the third place.In the ladies category, Idowu Babalakin shot 183 (86, 97) to coast home with the lady’s title, leaving Njide Ndili with a distance runner up placement at the event.Omamofe Boyo also got rewarded for his two days golf as he emerged the best net player in the Men’s category, having edged Vivek Changrani on countback ruling after they both returned 147 at the event,Campbell Eliot, Director of Golf at the facility says that there are quite a number of improvements in this year’s event compared to previous edition and it includes the quality of play resulting from improved playing conditions.“There is no gain saying that Lakowe is the best facility in this part of Africa and our culture of constantly keeping the facility at tip-top shape all year round has won for us some of the most committed golf players and also raised the rating of the club among members and guest. We sure do have lofty plan for the future of the game and the club,”  he said. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Seven handicapper, Richard Smith was the run-away winner of the 2018 Lakowe Lakes Golf Club Championship in Lagos yesterday, after shooting 163, (81, 82) nineteen over gross score after 36 holes.Smith, who finished his first round of the two days championship outside of top-three yesterday, rode on his stable consistent scoring on the par 72 course to claim the club’s most revered honour and replace Tunji Adebayo as the 2018 Champion on Sunday.“The course was very well set up and I believe, the great atmosphere helped me to return these great scores. I also think I had good playing partners who helped my game” he said while receiving his winner’s trophy at the closing gala.last_img read more

Matt Saal, Aug. 7

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It has been beautiful weather so far in August and the end of July. We are going to make third cutting on Monday. Just looking at other people’s third cutting it looks pretty typical. It doesn’t look like there is going to be a lot of volume there but the quality looks good.The second cutting yields were good. We haven’t tested any of the quality yet but I think it will be pretty normal for second cutting, which usually isn’t very good. It is usually the worst of the four cuttings.We chopped it and covered it and we won’t do anything more until we get ready to start feeding it. When we get ready to feed it, we’ll test it for moisture protein digestibility and all of those things.Driving around the county there is a lot of good looking corn and a lot of rough looking corn. It is all based on drainage, when they got the rains and how much they got. The agronomists have been talking about diseases and the airplanes have been flying over corn fields, so there have been some fungicides applied. The leaf diseases are not much of a problem for us with silage. If we get the mold and the fungi that grow on the ear, then that stays with it when it goes into the silo and will show up as a toxin in the feed.The soybeans could actually use a drink of water around here. The yards around here are starting to dry up and turn brown. Other places have gotten rains but we have not had a significant rain in a couple of weeks right around here. There is some corn on the outside rows of fields that look a little stressed, but I don’t see much of that yet.last_img read more

School lunch prep time

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Shelly Detwiler, berry farmer and dieticianSchool is right around the corner and if you ask any kid, “What’s your favorite about school?” The most likely answer is recess with a close second as lunch. Paul’s school lunch memory features Aunt Fern behind the counter offering extra helpings of sandwiches and other main dish entrees. On the other hand, hamburger gravy was my worst nightmare in the Plain City Elementary cafeteria.The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or no-cost lunches to children each school day. The NSLP was established under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1946.USDA Food and Nutrition Services states in 2018 schools served over 4.8 billion lunches to children nationwide. Daily requirements include: 1 cup milk 1% or less fat; 1 to 2 ounces grains, half being whole grains; 1 to 2 ounces meat or meat alternative; ¾ to 1 cup veggies; and ½ to 1 cup fruit. The requirements gradually reduce sodium to less than 640 to 740mg/day in the next 10 years.In 2013 flavored milk was eliminated from the school lunch program in an effort to reduce added sugars. Dairy industry people believe that the consumption of milk went down 1.1 million half-pints within the first 2 years. The School Milk Nutrition act of 2017 tried to help reverse this decline in consumption by marketing new attractive milk containers, improved tedious paperwork and allowed increased varieties of milk for the kids.Menus and online payment have made it easier for kids and parents to pick and choose what days they will eat school lunch. Of course, there are always some days that don’t meet with kid’s approval. My kids were required to make their own lunches on days of unapproved school lunch days. More than likely it consisted of either leftovers or PBJ sandwiches, baby carrots and a piece of fruit. Much more creative lunch ideas can be found on Pinterest and other mom websites today. Ideas may include twists on wraps, pitas and muffins as well as lots of things to dip. Kids love to dip! Going rogue on your lunch to work and school try using the chart below and making homemade Lunchables. These are especially perfect for kids who are grazers.This year as school is about to start, think outside the box for packed lunches. These are also great ideas for the peeps who head to work outside the home. The sky is the limit! Enjoy your lunch.Eat well and healthy!Shelly       DIY Lunchables-Start with a divided containers or reuseale silicone muffin cups. Fill with nuggets of healthy goodness. *adapted from dontwastethecrumbs.comStarch (choose 1)Protein (choose 2)CrackersGranolaMini-pitas or Pitas cut in trianglesPretzelsMini-buns, croissantsTortillasChicken chuncksCheese Shredded, sliced, chunksHam chunksTurkey chunksTurkey pepperoniHummusFruit/Veggie (choose 2)Dips (choose 1 or 2)Apple slicesBananaPeeledBerriesCarrot sticks or baby carrotsCeleryCucumberPeppersCherry tomatoesKetchupBbqPizza sauceGuacamoleBuffalo sauceRanch dressingFruit dip      Lemon Roasted Chicken Salad Wrap One 6-pound whole fryer chicken or 4 large chicken breastOlive oil, for drizzlingSalt and freshly cracked black pepper5 cloves garlic, smashed5 sprigs fresh thyme1 lemon, cut in quarters 3/4 cup 2-percent Greek Yogurt1/4 cup mayo2 tablespoons Dijon mustard1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped2 celery ribs, diced1 small red onion, minced2 lemons, zested and juiced2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragonOne 6-ounce can water chestnuts, drained and choppedSalt and freshly cracked black pepperFour 12-inch whole wheat tortillas1 pint broccoli sprouts2 Roma tomatoes, sliced  For the chicken: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and adjust a rack to the middle position. Place the chicken on a baking sheet lined with a wire rack, or in a roasting pan with a rack, and drizzle the chicken with olive oil. Generously sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Pack the cavity with the garlic, thyme and lemons. Place the chicken breast-side down on the rack. Roast the chicken for the first hour at 400 degrees F, and then turn up the heat to 450 degrees F and roast until the breast temperature registers 160 degrees F and the skin is a golden brown, for the last 30 to 45 minutes. Then set the chicken aside to rest and cool. When easy to handle, remove the legs, wings and any dark meat, reserving to eat for your next meal or to snack on immediately. (Chicken breast should take about 1 hour) . Remove the skin from the breast meat. Using your hands, shred the breast meat and place in a bowl. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.For the salad: Mix together the yogurt, mayo, mustard, walnuts, cranberries, celery, onions, lemon zest and juice, tarragon and water chestnuts and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Fold in the shredded chicken.For the sandwich build: Layer the whole wheat wraps with some broccoli sprouts and tomato slices and then top with the chicken salad. Wrap and enjoy! Ham and Mac & Cheese Lunchbox Muffins  2 cups prepared Mac and cheese, made2 large eggs, beaten1 cup diced ham1/4 cup bread crumbs + 2 tablespoons  Combine leftover macaroni and cheese with eggs, ham, and 1/4 cup bread crumbs. Stir until well combined.Spray eight openings in a muffin tin with non-stick spray. Use an ice cream scoop to add 1/2 cup of mixture to each cup.Gently press mixture down with your fingers to flatten it into each cup.Sprinkle with additional bread crumbs.Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes…depending on how soft or firm you prefer your muffins. Immediately remove from cups to cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate after 30 minutes of cooling. PB&J Surprise Energy Bites thecreativebite.comPB&J Surprise Energy Bites are a fun and healthy no bake snack with a peanut butter oat mixture and a surprise pop of strawberry jelly on the inside!  3/4 c. old fashion oats⅓ c. almonds chopped1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed optional1/3 c. roughly chopped pitted dates3 Tbsp. hemp seeds optional½ c. nut butter peanut or almond are both good1 Tbsp. honey3 Tbsp. low sugar fruit preserves On a small paper plate, spread the 3 Tablespoons of fruit preserves out 1/4″ thick. Cover with cling wrap and freeze for at least 2 hours. (The fruit preserves won’t become solid, but it will thicken the mixture)In a food processor, add the almonds and dates. Pulse until the dates are chopped finely. Add the flaxseed, hemp seeds, nut butter and honey. Pulse until the mixture is smooth. Add the old fashion oats and pulse until the mixture is well combined. Scrape the sides and bottom of the food processor to ensure all of the ingredients are well incorporated. Pulse a few more times to ensure a smooth mixture.Using a #40 cookie scoop (3/4 oz.), scoop up some of the oat mixture and using your thumb, press an indent into the scoop as far as you can. Fill the indent with a 1/2 teaspoon of frozen fruit preserves. Press the edges of the oat mixture over the jelly and release it from the scoop. In your hands gently roll it into a smooth circle.Store in an airtight container refrigerated for up to a week or frozen for three months.last_img read more

Francis Fukuyama & Chandran Nair on Modernism at India Today Conclave 2007

first_img“Modernisation is under attack”Francis FukuyamaFrancis FukuyamaProfessor, Johns Hopkins UniversityI want to talk about four important ways in which my thesis on the End of History may either be challenged or may have to be modified by developments that have happened since it was initially articulated at the end of the,”Modernisation is under attack”Francis FukuyamaFrancis FukuyamaProfessor, Johns Hopkins UniversityI want to talk about four important ways in which my thesis on the End of History may either be challenged or may have to be modified by developments that have happened since it was initially articulated at the end of the 1980s. The first has to do with the challenge of Islamic ideology; the second has to do with the problem of democracy at an international level; the third has to do with the problem of weak states’ governance and poverty; and the final issue has to deal with the question of technology.For the 150 years through the end of the Cold War’ most progressive intellectuals around the world believed that there would be an end of history. They believed the end point of history would be some form of a communist or socialist utopia. My argument was that’ given the way that events were shaping up in the world’ the end point of history would not be communism but some form of what the Marxists called bourgeois liberal democracy and some form of market economy.The modernisation story that my thesis dealt on is still very much the dominant one in global politics. We focus on troubled areas like the Middle East’ but the reality is that the two largest countries in the world-China and India-are among the fastest growing and most rapidly modernising. Obviously’ China has an authoritarian model of modernisation and the question is whether liberal democracy will eventually emerge as China becomes richer.advertisementNow’ the problem obviously is that the world is bifurcated between a part that is developing rapidly and successfully and a part that is stuck in a certain sense’ and that includes sub Saharan Africa’ many parts of the Middle East and Latin America. My former teacher Samuel Huntington has argued that the fundamental differences between countries will remain despite the level of modernisation and that culture will remain the ultimate barrier and source of conflict among them. I would argue that this is not the case because there are’ in fact’ powerful unifying forces that precede as a result of the modernisation process itself. India is perhaps the best illustration of that. If you look at the cultural conditions that many people have argued were necessary for democracy to take off’ India meets almost none of them. It is a divided country ethnically’ linguistically’ religiously’ in social caste terms and yet democracy has functioned in this country though modern democracy was not invented in India.THE ISLAMIST IDEOLOGY IS PROFOUNDLY ANTI-MODERN AND ILLIBERAL AND THE SOURCE OF JEHADIST TERRORISM. What are the challenges modernisation faces today? The first has to do with Islam and the Muslim world in general which has been an exception to the general pattern of modernisation. There are Muslim democracies-Indonesia and Turkey have developed democratic institutions-but in the Arab world there has been a democratic deficit. This is not’ in my view’ a projection of the religion Islam. This is a very specific ideology that grows out of very specific circumstances. But this ideology is profoundly anti-modern and illiberal and is the source of a lot of Jehadist terrorism that both India and other countries have suffered from. I believe this challenge is not as serious as the one that was posed by Communism because’ among other things’ it is not an ideology that appeals to people who are not culturally Muslim to begin with. Then there are the contradictions of living in a society dominated by clerical hierarchy. It is simply not compatible with the kinds of institutions that are needed to live well and to develop in a globalised world.The second issue is democratic deficit. We do not have adequate set of democratic institutions at an international level that provide effective and collective action and accountability and’ therefore’ legitimacy when countries need to work together. This has become a particular problem given the position of the United States on the global stage. The institutions that we have at a global level are not adequate to deal with this problem. The United Nations is a noble effort’ but it was designed as ultimately a weak institution that gives veto power to the five’ essentially the five victors of World War II.The third issue has to do with governance and development. There is a nice story that you can tell about how increasing per capita GDP will create pressure for democracy. I suggested that it may be the case in China’s future. And if you look for the single reason why countries in sub Saharan Africa or in Latin America or in other parts of the developing world remain poor’ it is primarily due to the lack of good’ strong’ capable public institutions that can provide public goods and services to their citizens. I think India and China had been able to take off as a result of policy changes again because they both were blessed with strong state institutions. Perhaps a little bit too strong and too intrusive in some cases.advertisementThe final challenge is technology. We have been fortunate till now that technological advance has been able to solve a lot of the problems that technology itself produces. It is not guaranteed to do the same in the future. The chief issue that many people today worry about-global warm-ing-is a good example. It’s not clear if there are technological solutions given some of the dire predictions about global warming come true. Weapons of mass destruction are another case where you have had profound democratisation. Bio-technology is a complicated threat because the good things and the bad things are profoundly mixed and so it is very hard to say that you don’t want new genetic medicines that may help us live longer and cure diseases. But it also raises very profound ethical questions about social control and the possibility of social engineering.If we don’t address these challenges now’ the modernisation story may well end in a global disaster. You need statesmanship’ you need participation by democratic public’ and you need a world in which individuals feel empowered to actually take control of the development of their own lives through politics. And that is the world’ I hope’ will emerge’ but is one that’ I think’ is a challenge.”Fight Western nonsense”Chandran NairChandran NairFounder & CEO Global Institute for TomorrowI am a bit of an internationalist. I am citizen of the world. I was born in Malaysia and the Indians would know that my parents came from Kerala. So what is history really? I think we can all have various definitions of what history is and argue about it. My favourite is to take two bits of definitions. Voltaire said it’s fables agreed and Winston Churchill said it’s the victor’s story. My definition is the victor’s fables all agreed. It is not our version. That is why it is called His Story. History is always written by others’ all the best books on Indian history are primarily written by foreigners. How many of us even know the number of Indians who died serving the Raj in the World War II? Every time they commemorate the War in Europe’ I am astonished that none of the Indians say: Hey we paid a heavy price too.A lot of what has been said about the end of history is defined by narrow views of the world. It also depends on how arrogant you are in terms of not acknowledging what you don’t know. I would always be fascinated by those who talk about Islam but don’t have Muslim friends.advertisementOur views of the world are tempered by our experiences and the ideological rings we draw around us. Our best and brightest sought intellectual legitimacy in Western institutions. You went to Harvard and you were king. But if you went to the University of Rawalpindi or Trivandrum’ who cared? And then there is the tyranny of English. How many Japanese business leaders do you know who can stand up in a forum like this and speak to all of you? How many Chinese do you know? Indians’ I know’ are many but if you speak in a strong Indian accent’ nobody is going to take you seriously.  Because of our colonial history many of us feel that we are still being treated as such even in the global economy. Didn’t every one in India feel a sense of great pride and payback when Ratan Tata and his group bought an Anglo-Dutch company? The Indian media was flushed with a sense of nationalism. How many of us noticed the disproportionate publicity given when more than 250 Indians died one week after the anniversary of the London bombings? BBC and CNN had five days of coverage about the bombing’ but when the Indians died’ there was one day of vague reporting. Why? We have ourselves to blame. We have ceded intellectual leadership to the West and that is dangerous.I WOULD ALWAYS BE FASCINATED BY THOSE WHO TALK ABOUT ISLAMIC THREAT BUT DO NOT HAVE MUSLIM FRIENDS. I know the World Economic Forum is the place where the Indian IT gurus and the wealthy are invited. Ten years ago they did not want Indians. Today the world needs us’ needs us to engage. We don’t need to be told that the world is flat because Thomas Friedman came here for a week’ met his IT friends and ate some flat dosas. Would his worldview be different if he had some idlies for breakfast?The bold new world would need to take care of six problems. First’ historical injustices. I wish the US stays out of the Middle East. I am staggered by the number of people who say Iraq is a misadventure. Half a million people dead and you call it just a misadventure? Foreign policy or misadventure? The second problem is unfair trade practices. The third one is unequal distribution of wealth. The ADB said two months ago the seeds of mutual destruction would be sown in China and India with their huge disparity in wealth.Poor governance is the next. Many of us in Asia can’t stand up and say we have instituted strong governance but weak institutions.The fifth challenge is religious intolerance. My world is not shaped by what Christians do to Christianity and what Islam thinks of itself or what they think of each other.And the last and the most important challenge to the brave new world is ecological impact-from climate change to the destruction of natural system. And we are not equipped to deal with it. Dealing with scarcity is going to be one of the greatest geo-political issues of the world.As we create a new world’ let’s have a think tank that will challenge the nonsense emanating from neo-conservatives and others. Let’s build stronger institutions of learning and governance. We need media too-an Al Jazeera in Asia. Before Indian and Chinese companies buy more steel and chemical firms’ can we create an Asian media group so that we are not seduced by what CNN and BBC have to say?DiscussionQ 1: What will happen to China? When wealth comes to a person, he wants freedom. Will China go through democratic institutionalisation?Q 2: Do you think we are using the words Islamic fundamentalism and Jehad very loosely?Q 3: It has been mentioned that good governance can come only within the context of liberal democracy. It is a widely held view that the root cause of misrule in India is its democratic politics and China plays a bigger role in global economy because of its communist government.Fukuyama: In China there will be pressure for greater participation and recognition of citizens and accountability. But what specific form that accountability takes, will be up to the Chinese to determine themselves. It’ll be probably a set of institution that will be uniquely tailored to the particular traditions that China has experienced. On the question of terminology about Islamist extremism, the terminology, I think, is very important because you are actually talking about certain very minority positions within the larger world of Islam. We don’t have to have a democracy to have good governance. One of the characteristics of a lot of East Asian fast developers was that they had authoritarian governments that were developmentally oriented, and had a high degree of technocratic capability that could keep corruption within certain limits and, therefore, promote long term rapid development. However, you cannot get good governance unless you have basic accountability. I think democracy does have an important role in eventually producing good governance.Nair: In China, there is accountability of a different nature and very few of my Chinese friends talk about democracy. Secondly, I think the language is very important. The moment we start using those loaded terms, more and more people get angry. We need to be very careful. Many of us use language very cheaply without understanding the implications. Finally, when it comes to institutions of delivering what people need, perhaps India has failed. Institutions in China are working a bit better than they are in India.last_img read more