Harness the protein power of wild seafood after rugby training

first_img Advertising FeatureHarness the protein power of wild seafood after rugby trainingWhen it comes to looking after your body, many rugby players crave routine. However, while this can help in terms of conditioning, rehab and sleep, it can prove quite dull in the kitchen.“I think we in the UK – and bearing in mind, we’re an island – are slightly nervy about how to cook fish and how to make it delicious,” says Omar Meziane, chef with Harlequins and England.According to Meziane, who is also co-author of Cooking for Fitness, alongside James Haskell, many of us have been put off eating fish from a young age. And these people are now missing out on a valuable source of protein.So he has teamed up with Alaska Seafood for their Fuel Your Fitness campaign to let athletes know that there are more interesting ways to replenish the body, away from the usual suspects on your plate.Meziane continues: “Fish is far more versatile than chicken as a whole, you know. So I think it has been undersold. We should definitely have more of it in this country.“I work incredibly closely with nutritionists and if they want (players) to eat a high-protein diet, they may also be looking for the added goodness of the fish, so the Omega 3, selenium, and so on. Essentially, it’s my job to turn that fish into something delicious and appealing.Meet the chef: Omar Meziane (pic via Alaska Seafodd UK)“Chicken is obviously incredibly lean, very high in protein, you know, but the added benefits that we can get from fish far outweigh that of chicken, in particularly seafood from Alaska which is incredibly lean because of its wild nature and premium quality with it being frozen at sea.”Below, Meziane gives us his recipe for Wild Alaska Salmon Katsu Curry. But do the elite rugby players eat that much fish?“Take the really heavy training day we recently had with Harlequins, for instance,” he says. “Breakfast on a day like that would be generally quite light, you know, lots of oats to power them through those beasts of sessions. Lunch is then that perfect time to get the fish in.“It would generally be a piece of salmon which is popular, or a meaty whitefish such as Alaska pollock or yellowfin sole, perhaps. A lot of the boys when they come off the training pitch are exhausted. They don’t necessarily want to eat anything that’s too heavy. However, they know as part of their job they’ve got to eat and eat the right things.“So if we can present them with a piece of wild salmon, for instance, full of protein, full of healthy oils and fats and it’s delicious, it is going to do the job for them. It’s going to help them with that recovery in between sessions.”You may have noticed Omar’s delicious-looking salmon spaghetti above, or the recipe below.Want a bit more inspiration? You can visit Alaska Seafood’s recipe site and why not check out @AlaskaSeafoodUK on Twitter.Firm favourite: Delicious: Wild Alaskan Katsu Curry (pic by Markus Dell)Omar’s Wild Alaska Salmon Katsu CurryServes 2“Katsu Curry is a firm favourite with most Brits and the rugby boys I cook for are no exception,” says Meziane. “Whenever I make this meal for them, they just can’t get enough of it. It’s a super easy dish to make and you can add rice if you fancy it, making the dish a high-carb option.“Perfect for a post workout meal, the omega 3 fatty acids can help towards the reduction of post exercise muscle inflammation. Wild salmon from Alaska is also packed with lean protein which is essential for muscle repair.”Ingredients:2 wild Alaska salmon fillets, skin removed 160g-180g 2 eggs50g plain flourSalt and pepper100g panko breadcrumbs50ml neutral vegetable oilFor the katsu sauce400g chopped tomatoes400ml coconut milk1 tbsp mild curry powder3 tbsp dark soy sauce1 tbsp honey1 lemongrass stalk2 red chillies½ white onion1 tbsp coconut oilMethod:Pre-heat your oven to 180°Finely chop the onion and chillies for the sauce and bash the lemongrass with the back of a knife. Heat a large deep saucepan over a medium heat and add the coconut oil. Add the onion, chilli and lemongrass and cook without colouring for 1-2 minutes. Now add the curry powder, coconut milk, chopped tomatoes, soy sauce and honey. Bring the sauce to the boil and then turn down to a gentle simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Once the sauce is cooked remove the lemongrass, check the seasoning and set aside.Place the flour into one bowl, crack and whisk the eggs into a separate bowl and place the breadcrumbs into another bowl. Place the salmon fillets into the flour and cover all over, then dip the salmon into the egg mixture, coating all over. Finally, into the breadcrumbs, ensure the breadcrumbs are covering the salmon fillets. Once the salmon fillets are bread-crumbed set aside for 5 minutes.Heat a large sauté pan over a medium heat and add the vegetable oil, once the oil is hot add the salmon fillets one at a time and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Once the salmon fillets are sealed, place them onto a roasting tray and pop into the oven for 8 minutes or until cooked through. Once the salmon is cooked place onto 2 serving plates and serve the sauce alongside or pour over the salmon. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This piece is in association with Alaska Seafood. You can follow them on Twitter at @AlaskaSeafoodUK. Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Elite sports chef Omar Meziane tells us just how versatile seafood can help the serious athlete. Bootcamp comes in association with Alaska Seafood. Delicious: Wild Alaskan Salmon Spaghetti (pic by Markus Dell) last_img read more

Dealing with parents’ mistrust of vaccines

first_imgAs the Disneyland measles outbreak continues to make headlines and fuel public debate, health professionals seek more effective ways to convince parents who mistrust vaccines to get their children vaccinated, according to Barry R. Bloom, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Bloom, an infectious disease expert, discussed the measles outbreak, along with Boston Children’s Hospital’s Richard Malley, on the Greater Bostontelevision program, “Vaccine Controversy: Myths and Facts,” which aired on February 11, 2015. Nationwide, he said, the good news is about 92% of all children that should be vaccinated get some vaccines—but not necessarily all of them. Sometimes children don’t get all the doses, or parents delay having their child vaccinated.There are two main reasons parents don’t vaccinate their children, according to Bloom. “People are poor and don’t know that the federal government has a children’s vaccine program that could cover it,” he said. Then there are parents who don’t want their kids to get the vaccine. “Some are worried about toxins; some prefer things to be natural and vaccines are not as natural as getting sick from the real disease. Some is opposition and skepticism of science, distrust of government and distrust of industry,” he said. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Broadway Grosses: Waitress Joins the Millionaire’s Club

first_imgKeala Settle, Jessie Mueller & Kimiko Glenn in ‘Waitress'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Here’s what baking—and a hit musical during a holiday weekend—can do. The Sara Bareilles musical Waitress, which begin performances in March, surpassed the $1 million mark in grosses for the first time this past week. After Hamilton and School of Rock, it’s the third of this season’s five Tony Award for Best Musical nominees to join the Millionaire’s Club. Expect Shuffle Along to be next; having reached its highest gross at $985,656 this past week, it’s tapping toward the seven-figure milestone. Meanwhile, Best Play contender The Humans played to 98.05% capacity—a slight decrease from the previous week. We suspect a trophy on June 12 is all it would take for the Stephen Karam play to get the couple of points it needs to reach SRO.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending May 29:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($2,072,450)2. Hamilton ($1,917,923)3. Wicked ($1,744,424)4. Aladdin ($1,524,878)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,346,049)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Fun Home ($387,952)4. Fully Committed ($371,654)3. Eclipsed ($295,071)2. The Father ($246,823)1. An Act of God ($122,461)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.38%)2. Hamilton (101.74%)3. Shuffle Along (101.66%)4. Waitress (101.15%)5. The Lion King (99.88%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (65.63%)4. Kinky Boots (65.59%)3. Fiddler on the Roof (62.28%)2. Jersey Boys (60.73%)1. Eclipsed (58.25%)* Number based on two preview performancesSource: The Broadway League View Commentslast_img read more

Free meals will continue through end of school year for Broome, Tioga students

first_imgFor more details, click here. BOCES Senior Food Services Director Mark Bordeau explained originally the free meals were only set to go until December or even earlier if there wasn’t enough money. Bordeau explained this move is also helpful from a logistical standpoint because managing handing out meals and collecting payment with students schedules both in-person and at home would have been difficult. Now, breakfast, lunches and weekend and holiday meals are guaranteed through the end of June for all public school students in the 15 districts that make up the Broome Tioga BOCES region. (WBNG) — Many students in Broome and Tioga counties can now continue to eat free through the end of the school year, all thanks to an extension of a federally-funded program.last_img

Kagawa: I need to improve

first_img Press Association Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has admitted he must improve if is he is to stay at Old Trafford. He told national newspapers: “I have to take this like some kind of message (from the manager). “I need to improve more and more, or I cannot survive at this club. “I have to take this in a positive way and keep trying to do my best.” The West Brom clash was Kagawa’s first league start of the season, although he did star in the Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen, and he feels he could have been of use if he had stayed on against the Baggies. “I thought that I would have been able to find some space to create the chances in the second half,” he added. “In that sense I was disappointed. Sure, I wasn’t involved that much. I didn’t touch the ball enough but I was trying to be patient so I didn’t feel that bad.” center_img The Japan international has been a largely peripheral figure since joining United last summer from Borussia Dortmund, both under Sir Alex Ferguson and his successor David Moyes. Kagawa was substituted at half time during Saturday’s 2-1 loss to West Brom and he acknowledges that he needs to make a greater impact if he is to remain with the Barclays Premier League champions. last_img read more

Guyana to host 2022 CARIFTA Games

first_img… Hutson calls 2021 games cancellation ‘a blessing in disguise’By Rawle ToneyWITH this year’s CARIFTA Games being cancelled by North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association, Guyana’s hosting of the 50th edition will now be shifted to 2022. The 49th edition of the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Games would have been held April 10-13 in Bermuda, but, due to the Caribbean, like the rest of the world battling the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers had to move the event to 2021; the same year that was designated for Guyana to host one of the most prestigious youth track and field events in the world.In an exclusive interview with Chronicle Sport, president of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), Aubrey Hutson, noted that the move can be seen as a blessing in disguise for his local organising committee, especially taking the country’s current political climate into consideration.Hutson related that on April 9 via an online meeting amongst the executives of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association, the custodians of the CARIFTA Games, unanimously agreed that the COVID-19 virus has placed everyone at a disadvantage.“Ironically, this is going to give Guyana an opportunity to showcase our ability to host these games at a level that is expected from us; it is going to be the 50th year of the CARIFTA Games, so for me it is better for us to agree to that position (hosting it in 2022),” Hutson said.The AAG president further noted, “…also, with the current political situation in Guyana and the global economic crisis that is taking place, it gives our sponsors as well a little more elbow room, for the stabilisation of the world’s economies to understand where Guyana is as a player in the global market and how effective sponsoring CARIFTA 2022 can have on their businesses.”President of the North and Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Track and Field Association, Mike Sands, in a statement, said his Association also took into account the impact on government and private sector plans and budgets for 2020 and perhaps, beyond, as well as the uncertainty in respect of the re-convening of international travel.Sands highlighted that the closure of schools and sports facilities thereby impacting athletes’ ability to train and adequately prepare for a delayed edition of the CARIFTA Games in 2020 along with delayed examinations for students at the pre-College stage of their careersWorld Athletics has already announced the postponement and/or cancellation of several of its own competitions for 2020, including the World Junior (U-20) Championships, with Sands relating that “the Executive therefore agreed to have me, in my capacity as president, to engage in discussions with our member federation in Bermuda, the government of Bermuda, the National Olympic Committee (the local representative of Pan Am Sports) as well as sponsors of the Games of 2020, to ascertain their thinking in respect of the postponement of the Games to Easter of 2021.”Sands, who along with NACAC General Secretary Keith Joseph had visited Guyana in January, reminded that discussions had begun with all stakeholders in Guyana, craving their understanding and support, given that Bermuda did nothing to lose the annual event and is therefore deserving of being given the opportunity to make good on its commitment, albeit, one year later.“The NACAC executive believes that our decision is in the best collective interest of our CARIFTA family and allows us all an opportunity to support both Bermuda and Guyana in the face of these most trying times.“We have an excellent opportunity to work more deliberately together, to show to the world that our annual CARFITA Games is indeed, the very best junior track and field competition, globally.”Guyana is a founding-member of CARIFTA, and in 1972, the games were initiated to mark the Caribbean Free Trade Association’s transition to CARICOM.The 2017 CARIFTA Games will go down as one of the country’s most memorable outings, given the fact that they were able to bag eight medals – four gold, three bronze and one silver.It was at the 46th edition of the games, hosted in Curacao, where Linden’s Compton Caesar created history, by winning Guyana’s first-ever gold medal in the 100m at the event.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Jan. 17 – Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

first_imgMonday, January 20, 2013•2:30 a.m. No News Release.•3:39 a.m. Jenny L. Sanders, 31, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant for probation violation.•Brandon A. Fletcher, 19, Wellington was served a summons to appear for charges of disorderly conduct and consumption of alcohol by underage adult.•9:15 a.m. Non-Injury accident on private property in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington involved a vehicle operated by John C. Waugh, 73, Wellington and a fixed object/cement post owned by Dillons, Wellington.•10:21 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a truck in the 500 block S. U.S. 81, Wellington.•12:15 p.m. Phillip W. Pulliam, 57, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Wellington of Newton and Sedgwick County Warrants.•1:06 p.m. Officers took a report children in need of care by a known subject(s) in the 500 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•3:54 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a license plate in the 200 block E. 15th, Wellington. Sunday, January 19, 2014•4:10 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•12:44 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1200 block W. 8th, Wellington. Saturday, January 18, 2014•4:05 a.m. Alyssa D. Tucker, 22, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with illegal registration/expired and no proof of insurance.•4:40 a.m. Kent J. Eyman, 35, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of  methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.•11:30 a.m. Non-injury accident in the 100 block N B, Wellington, involving an object falling from a vehicle operated by Bruce F. Rowe, 61, Wellington and a vehicle owned by Jennifer D. Becera, Wellington.•12:47 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block E. 11th, Wellington.•3:27 p.m. Officers investigated violation of a court order of a known suspect in the 1400 block E. Michigan, Wellington.•7 p.m. Officers took a report of a runaway of a known subject in the 400 block E. 11th, Wellington.•7 p.m. Joseph L. Holt, 35, Wellington was issued a summons to appear for charges of animal cruelty and dog at large.•9:12 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 700 block N. B, Wellington.•10:17 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a laptop in the 1300 block E. 16th, Wellington.center_img Wellington Police notes: Friday, Jan. 17 – Monday, Jan. 20, 2014: Friday, January 17, 2014•11:30 a.m. Officers took a report of a found Ford Focus Owner’s Manual in 200 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•2:52 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of money in the 1300 block W. Edgewood Dr, Wellington.•4:04 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•4:09 p.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 300 block S. F, Wellington.•On January 9, 2014 at 4:15 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the Wellington.last_img read more

Shuttlers Satwiksairaj and Chirag settle for doubles silver in French Open

first_imgAdvertisement mdveNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4yqrbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E20s( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5ki6Would you ever consider trying this?😱9n9jCan your students do this? 🌚eskRoller skating! Powered by Firework India bagged the silver medal in men’s doubles category of the French Open Super 750, thanks to the pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty. The duo lost the finals in straight games against the top seeds Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia by a 18-21 16-21 margin, on Sunday.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BWFBadminton.comIt took the Indonesian pair just 35 minutes to beat their opponent, who looked rather nervy from the start. But even after their failure, the Indian duo commands respect as this was the first time an Indian men’s doubles pair had reached a Super 750 final. In singles though, Kidambi Srikanth won the men’s title back in 2017 while Saina Nehwal reached the women’s final in 2012.Both Satwik and Chirag weren’t in their best shape from the beginning and allowed Marcus and Kevin to take a huge lead of 7-1 in the first game. However, the Indian shuttlers showed character, coming back to the game at 17-17 a few moments later. With the scores level, the Indonesians changed their gear and quickly finished the game with three easy points.Advertisement The second game proved to be quite tight, as Satwik and Chirag took the game to 12-12, before the winners with their continuous pressure on the Indians, took home the match by a score of 16-21.The Indian duo, ranked world no. 11 raised a few eyebrows on their way to the finals, when they defeated the reigning world champions Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. They also registered two stunning wins over Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen the world no. 8 and Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe, another favourites of the tournament.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Traffic Delays Due to Car Fires

first_imgOn the first day back to school and work following Labor Day, northbound traffic was stalled on the Garden State Parkway, in the vicinity of Holmdel, around 8:30 a.m. Delays went back for miles.The state’s real-time traffic reporting agency, 511nj.org, said there was an accident with injuries, as well as a vehicle fire. Both occurred in the Express lanes, north of Exit 114As of 10:20 a.m., authorities estimated that the the 29-mile trip from Exit 98, Belmar, to the Raritan Toll Plaza in Woodbridge via the express lanes would take 1 hour and 13 minutes.Were you affected?last_img

What’s next for Raiders after Donald Penn goes on injured reserve?

first_imgALAMEDA — The Raiders placed veteran offensive tackle Donald Penn on injured reserve Wednesday, Jon Gruden announced.Gruden said rookie Brandon Parker will start at right tackle in his place. The Raiders hope to have Penn back at some point this season.Penn injured his groin during Sunday’s 45-42 win over the Browns, and Parker played 57 of 92 offensive snaps (62%) compared to Penn’s 35 (38%). The Raiders traded up in April’s draft to select Parker with the first pick of the third round, and …last_img