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first_imgFacebook221Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Meconi’s Italian SubsMeconi’s subs are a staple lunch or dinner choice around Thurston County, but starting June 13, Meconi’s will have three brand new items on their menu to tempt diners throughout the heat of summer. “We are launching three new salads just before summer, as we know our customers especially enjoy a cold salad on a hot day,” says Operations Manager Robin Vaughn. “We have a LOT of sub choices, but our salad menu has only included a Chef Salad, a Chopped Salad and a Grilled Steak or Chicken Salad.  We wanted to offer a bigger variety of salads to our customers.”The crafty cooks at Meconi’s have tested and tasted many recipes and come up with their three favorites that are now available for everyone. The new salads are:Southwest Tortilla Salad Photo courtesy: Meconi’s Italian SubsAsian Sesame Salad – Chopped romaine, crunchy won ton strips, sliced almonds, mandarin oranges, house made Asian Sesame dressing.Southwestern Tortilla Salad – Chopped romaine, black beans, corn, tomato, olives, shredded cheddar cheese, crunchy tortilla strips, house made Southwestern Dressing.Caesar Salad – Chopped romaine, shaved parmesan cheese, croutons, caesar dressing.All three of the new salads can be prepared as a vegetarian salad or can have chicken added to them.Classic Ceasar Salad Photo courtesy: Meconi’s Italian SubsIt’s not just salads that are new on the menu, either.  Meconi’s, in response to many requests from their customers, have added a dedicated vegan sub to the regular menu. The sub starts with Meconi’s signature homemade roll and is stuffed with shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, cucumber, onion and oregano.  Customers can then customize their sub by adding any extra condiments to their sandwich (at a nominal charge).  Olives, pickles, pepperoncinis and jalapeños are a few of the vegetable add-ons available.Stop into one of Meconi’s four Thurston County locations – Hawks Prairie, Lacey, Downtown Olympia, or Tumwater – and try one of their new salads. With high quality, fresh ingredients and homemade dressings, these salads are sure to please.last_img read more

first_imgResearchers are looking to match DNA from a Donegal family with a mystery Australian soldier killed in action during the First World War.The graveyard at Fromelles in Australia where Joseph Curran from Crossroads is believed to rest.Researchers for the Fromelles Project are looking to match up the remains of Australian soldiers found at a mass grave in 2008.So far 144 of the 250 soldiers found in the grave have now been found and named on a grave stone in the new Fromelles cemetery. The remainder say ‘Australian soldier known unto God.’The researchers need to find a living relative so they can match their DNA to the soldier so as to properly identify him.The soldier which the project is trying to match with his Donegal relatives is believed to be Joseph Curran who was born in 1885 and killed in action on July 19th, 1916.There are several young men of Irish background who died at Fromelles. Joseph’s grandparents migrated to New South Wales in 1868 from Crossroads in Donegal.Their names were Michael Curran and Ann Duggan or Dugan and both were born around 1837 in Crossroads.Michael and Ann arrived in NSW with small children Margaret, Sheely, Bridget and John and then had three more children in NSW, Michael, Catherine and Mary. Ann died after giving birth to Mary in 1871.Catherine is the mother of the soldier researchers are trying to find a branch of the family tree with the female DNA that runs down through the Duggan family.Unfortunately none of the Curran girls in Australia had any female descendants. “So we are now looking in Donegal, trying to track any Duggan or Dugan families from Crossroads, or anyone who has any knowledge of the family,” researcher Margaret O’Leary told Donegal Daily.She can be contacted at the email address marg@rickarby.net or PO Box number 46 Salamander Bay 2317 NSW AUSTRALIA.SEARCH LAUNCHED FOR FAMILY OF DONEGAL SOLDIER FOUND IN AUSTRALIA was last modified: February 9th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:AusrataliaFromellesJoseph CurranWorld War 1last_img read more

first_imgA Donegal Guide Leader who attended an international leadership seminar in France has returned home all set to make a positive impact on her local community.Eimear McElchar, a Leader with Convoy Guides, was one of 11 Irish Girl Guides (IGG) members to participate in the Juliette Low Seminar, which took place simultaneously in 18 countries around the world.The Guide Leaders jetted off to hubs across the globe, including to Poland, Switzerland, Oman, Madagascar, Mexico and New York while three stayed in Ireland to participate in the Irish hub, which took place in Gormanston Park, Co Meath. The young women were among 500+ young Guide Leaders from around the world to take part in the international seminar, which is organised by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) every three years.It was the first time for it to take place in different locations at the same time and IGG was honoured to be selected as one of the host nations.The 500+ participants all followed the same Lead Out Loud programme to help them develop their leadership skills. Each of them has pledged to share these skills with girls and young women in their own communities.Assuming each participant reaches 200 girls over the next two years, a total of 100,000 girls and young women will be empowered to also lead and bring about positive change in their communities. Eimear said taking part in the French hub, which took place at Noisy le Grand, just outside Paris, had been “an amazing experience”.She added “Getting the opportunity to go and learn all these new amazing skills and focus on becoming a better leader myself so that I can inspire other girls through my project was a fantastic experience,” she said.“Meeting other women from all over the world and hearing their stories and what they are planning on doing for their 100 Girls Project was truly inspiring,” she continued. “The week was intense, but interesting and full of laughs. I am so grateful to Irish Girl Guides for giving me this opportunity.”Irish Girl Guides welcomes new youth members from age 5-30. Ladybirds are 5-7 years old, Brownies 7-10, Guides 10-14 and Senior Branch members aged 14-30. Volunteer Leaders from age 18+ are also welcome (no previous Guiding experience is necessary as training will be provided). See www.irishgirlguides.ie or 01 6683898 to find out more.Convoy Guide Leader Eimear has “amazing experience” at leadership seminar was last modified: December 15th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:Convoy GuidesdonegalEimear McElcharlast_img read more

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors wrapped up Wednesday’s practice in preparation for Thursday’s showdown against the Sixers.Here are the biggest takeaways from the session. DeMarcus Cousins preps for first home game. In 13 career games at Oracle Arena, DeMarcus Cousins always has been a visitor. That will change Thursday when the Warriors face the Philadelphia 76ers in Oakland, Cousins has played five games for the Warriors since returning from his 11-month injury rehab, but all of them have …last_img read more

first_imgClaire Monge broke the game open with a 2RBI double in the third inning and for the first time since 2012 the No. 6 seeded Arcata High softball team won a playoff game, knocking off No. 11 Berean Christian (3-17) 9-4 in the opening round of the NCS D-IV tournament, Friday evening at Arcata High.Monge’s hit put Arcata ahead 6-3, a lead which would only grow until the final pitch was thrown.Fifteen minutes into Friday’s game, however, and things didn’t look so well for the Tigers.Berean …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announced the final rule implementing its National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard on Dec. 20.The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, passed by Congress in July of 2016, directed USDA to establish this national mandatory standard for disclosing foods that are or may be bioengineered. The Standard requires food manufacturers, importers and certain retailers to ensure bioengineered foods are appropriately disclosed.“The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard increases the transparency of our nation’s food system, establishing guidelines for regulated entities on when and how to disclose bioengineered ingredients. This ensures clear information and labeling consistency for consumers about the ingredients in their food,” said Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. “The Standard also avoids a patchwork state-by-state system that could be confusing to consumers.”The Standard defines bioengineered foods as those that contain detectable genetic material that has been modified through lab techniques and cannot be created through conventional breeding or found in nature. The implementation date of the Standard is Jan. 1, 2020, except for small food manufacturers, whose implementation date is Jan. 1, 2021. The mandatory compliance date is Jan. 1, 2022. Regulated entities may voluntarily comply with the Standard until Dec. 31, 2021.Agricultural groups, including the National Milk Producers Federation, were pleased with the standard.“NMPF is pleased with the bioengineered food disclosure rule’s re-assertion that milk from animals that consume bioengineered feed shouldn’t be subject to mandatory GMO labeling. NMPF told Congress that any regulation requiring the labeling of bioengineered products must be science-based and acknowledge that feeding farm animals grains developed through biotechnology has no effect on the animals or products derived from them. This rule codifies our position,” said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of National Milk Producers Federation. “It’s important to remember that bioengineered food disclosure rules should be founded in science, and are a measure to regulate food marketing, not food safety. Also, the rule doesn’t fix every problem regarding the labeling of bioengineered products in the marketplace. Misleading absence claims may persist even under this rule, and we urge USDA and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to focus their energy on examining voluntary disclosures and their potential to be false and misleading.”USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) developed the List of Bioengineered Foods to identify the crops or foods that are available in a bioengineered form throughout the world and for which regulated entities must maintain records. The records will inform regulated entities on whether the food must have a bioengineered disclosure to be communicated to consumers. Regulated entities have several disclosure options: text, symbol, electronic or digital link, and/or text message. Additional options such as a phone number or web address are available to small food manufacturers or for small and very small packages.The implementation of the Standard concludes a rulemaking process begun in July 2016. AMS gathered information needed to develop the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard and program, in part, through a public comment period. More than 14,000 comments were received and taken into consideration during the rulemaking process. Prior to this, AMS received over 112,000 comments in response to 30 questions provided on the AMS website regarding establishment of the Standard.The final rule is in the Federal Register on Dec. 21, 2018. USDA will provide outreach and education to inform regulated entities and the public about the new disclosure terms. The entire record of the rulemaking is available at www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/12/21/2018-27283/national-bioengineered-food-disclosure-standard.last_img read more

Bolt is not ready for the highest level

first_imgUsain Bolt was a part of the Borussia Dortmund squad in the last training session and he seems to be serious about becoming a professional footballer as the next step of his life.The Borussia Dortmund head coach, Peter Stoger, seems to have a different opinion as he believes that Bolt is not good enough to play at the top level – he claimed that the former sprinter is talented but simply has to be better.The former Köln coach spoke about Bolt’s trials as he said, according to Give Me Sport:“It’s all about procedure and movement, but the most important thing is that he had fun.”borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“I think he is talented, but when he wants to play at a higher level, he clearly has a lot of work to do.”“The physique he needs for his other sport is completely different from what he needs for football, but it was really fun for us.”“It was a pleasure for us to meet a guy like him and to work with him.”last_img read more

Unai Emery happy with Arsenal squad

first_imgUnai Emery’s Arsenal debut may have got off to a bad start by losing 2-0 to Manchester City, but he insists that he is “happy” with his side’s performanceThe Spaniard’s first competitive game in charge of the Gunners came in a 2-0 home defeat to defending Premier League champions City on Sunday afternoon with goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.And over the course of the 90 minutes, Arsenal were largely second-best compared to Pep Guardiola’s mighty City squad.But Emery pointed out that his counterpart is in his third year at City and that it will take time to properly build a team that can be considered serious title challengers.Although, he was content with what he saw from his players on Sunday.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I am happy with the players because they ran and they fought. We need to continue working tactically and defensively, and doing more to shorten the differences today between Manchester City and us,” said Emery on Arsenal.com.“We’re starting and we need also to do one process one way. Today is the first step. Manchester City are working in their third year with Guardiola and they have built a team with security, good players and a great stability of playing like they want. We are only starting out now.”The 46-year-old’s next chance at securing his first competitive win for Arsenal will come next weekend in a London derby against Chelsea.“Each match is different. We want to prepare for each match with the difficulty and demands of the opposition,” said Emery.“In the next week we are continuing this work and against Chelsea we are going to analyse the opposition. We are going there to win, with this intention against Chelsea.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Argentinean superstar knows clubs from other countries are breaking into the football elite thanks to foreign investmentA not-so-long time ago, there were just one or two powerful teams in any of the Top 5 European leagues.And Barcelona and Real Madrid were two of them.But now, teams from countries like England, Italy, and France are starting to catch up to the Spanish La Liga giants.At least this is what Barca’s Lionel Messi believes has happened in the last years.“There are clubs now with a lot of money and players move for that reason,” he told ESPN.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Whenever the most money is, that’s where they end up going. Things have changed and now the owners of clubs are multi-millionaires.”“Before everyone wanted to play for Barca or Madrid, who were the best, but now everything’s tighter and there’s not much of a difference between the teams in Manchester, PSG, Madrid, us, Bayern [Munich], the Italians…”And because of this, he was asked about if he would ever leave Barcelona.“I am just thinking about the years that I can keep playing,” he said when asked about what plans he has for retirement,” he explained.“When the moment comes, I will decide. I want to finish the contract I have and then we will see if I continue or not. It doesn’t worry me right now. [But] the club can be calm [when I am gone] if they keep bringing players through the academy and making good signings.”last_img read more

Monchi – I hire and fire coaches

first_imgA.S. Roma director of football Monchi reveals in an interview with Sports Illustrated that he has the authority of hiring and firing coaches while also reflecting on his goal for the club.Monchi sat down for the exclusive interview and also spoke about his work at Roma and why he left Sevilla. Calcio Mercato reports.Monchi was a former Sevilla goalkeeper and played for the Spanish club between 1990-1999.On the reason he left Sevilla, Monchi said: “It is a question that they have asked me many times. I really thought it was time for me to change after 29 years divided between life as a footballer and a sports director.“I felt I needed to try new things and test myself to see if I could do my work outside my home. Many think that I did it for money but the truth is I needed a new experience.”Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.Monchi then spoke of his role in AS Roma, the hierarchy at the club and his authority to hire and fire coaches.“The hierarchy is similar to that in every other club. There is a president, a general manager, a managing director etc. My boss is Pallotta, but fortunately, I can work independently, obviously keeping him updated on all news.“Our relationship is excellent, as well as that with Baldissoni and Gandini. Hiring and firing coaches is my responsibility because the sports project depends on the coach’s decisions.”He spoke of his goals for the club saying: “My biggest goal is to build an economic model that is sustainable and stable, while on a sporting level it is to bring Rome as close as possible to the highest level. These are my two goals.”last_img read more