Having been living in Greater Jakarta area for the past three decades, Hanim has always had a yearning for a little bit of her hometown of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra. The 55-year-old resident of Ciledug, Tangerang, Banten, says that even though places selling traditional Minang dishes are plentiful in the capital and satellite cities, nothing can really beat the authenticity of the aroma of the food from her parents’ and neighbors’ houses back home.She found some such home cooking on Saturday in a plate of katupek gulai paku (Minang-style fern leaves boiled with coconut milk and served with rice cake). To enhance her dining experience, she added kerupuk merah (red tapioca crackers) to the dish.“After living for many years in the capital, eating Minang cuisine has always been my remedy to cure my longing for Bukittinggi,” Hanim told The Jakarta Post on Satur… Google Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Topics : Minang-food Minang minangkabau Padang-food food-festival Tanah-Abang Central-Jakarta
From the previous support price of P17per kilogram, the NFA Council recommended an additional P2, making the currentbuying price at P19 per kilogram. In Negros Occidental, the NationalFood Authority (NFA) is buying palayat P19 per kilogram for clean and dry stocks. BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Gov.Eugenio Jose Lacson said the P5-million fund of the provincial governmentallocated for the procurement of palay(unhusked rice) is still available. PHOTO BY PNA BACOLOD “The fund is available. If everthere’s a need to buy palay, we will buy,” he added on Monday. Frisco Canoy, provincial manager ofNFA-Negros Occidental, encouraged farmers to sell their palay at NFA buying stations in Ilog town and cities of Bacolod,Bago and San Carlos. The province’s buying price will be atP15 per kilogram. It will procure the farmers’ palay then sell the stocks to government institutions. The proceedsfrom the sale will be used to continue buying from farmers until needed. Lacson said the ordinance approved bythe provincial board funding the palay procurement is still in the publicationperiod, and the buying process can proceed later. Last month, the governor cited thatthe provincial government has set aside an initial P5-million fund for palay-buying amid the plummeting prices. However, the incentives of up to P3.70per kilogram have been removed. The buying station will be set up atthe rice processing center in Bago City, which has drying, milling and storagefacilities. The Office of the ProvincialAgriculturist last month reported the average price of palay in the province has dropped to P13 to P14 per kilogram.(With a report from PNA/PN)
It is situated in the 3,000 squaremeter lot owned by the city government./PN BACOLOD City – The Department ofPublic Works and Highways (DPWH)-Engineering District is set to turnover to thecity government the P33 million evacuation center in Barangay Vista Alegre. The construction of the facilitystarted in 2018 and it was completed at the end of 2019. “Since the construction of the projectis already done this should be turned over to the city government of Bacolod sothat it will be utilized,” the solon said. Cong. Greg Gasataya, who conducted asite inspection yesterday at the said facility, disclosed that the turning-overceremony will be held on Feb. 14. He added the evacuation center couldalso be utilized as an isolation facility for the persons under investigationof the 2019-novel corona virus in case of the worst situation. The facility has a multi-functionbuilding that can accommodate about 300 persons; an infirmary that canaccommodate about 100 patients; a laundry area, a material recovery facility;separate restrooms for male and female and it has a generator power supply andwater supply.
RelatedPosts ITF sets registration deadline for 2019 Lagos Open Lagos Open Tennis: Oyinlomo advances to second round In what could be described as the reflection of the most significant gains of Nigerian players who featured at the last Lagos Open Tennis Championship, four of the country’s players are now among those in the global rankings.Topping the list is Oyinlomo Barakat Quadre whose exploits at the two-leg tournament held in October now sees her achieved a career-high WTA singles ranking of 940 in the world.The unseeded teenage sensation reached the round of 16 in the first leg and followed it with a brilliant run to the quarterfinals in the second leg, notably beating the tournament’s 8th seed, Tamara Curovic of Serbia, along the way. She Quadre is currently at the ITF Centre in Morocco on a scholarship from the game’s world governing, ITF, Abuja-based Blessing Samuel is the other player to make the WTA rankings after a decent showing at the Lagos Open as she is now the world number 1024.Also, Blessing Anuna, who reached the women’s doubles quarter-finals in partnership with Ronke Akingbade at the Lagos Open, is now the only Nigerian ranked on the WTA doubles standings, with a ranking of 1221.Reacting to the development, Lagos Open Tournament Director, Prince Wale Oladunjoye said the fact that there was no Nigerian in the ranking before the tournament held in October reflects the great opportunity the Lagos Open provides for the Nigerian players to compete and distinguished themselves among the best players from all parts of the world.Players from no fewer than 57 countries took part in the recently held Lagos Open Tennis, which was held at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club at TBS, Onikan, Lagos.Tags: Lagos Open Tennis ChampionshipOyinlomo Barakat Quadre
Press Association Defenders Dean Moxey and Wales international Danny Gabbidon along with striker Aaron Wilbraham, who all played in the 1-0 Championship play-off final defeat of Watford a year ago, have been axed. Another defender in Norway’s Jonathan Parr will also not have his contract renewed when it expires at the end of next month, along with Scottish goalkeeper Neil Alexander. Pulis has decided not to retain a number of youngsters in Osman Sow, Ibra Sekajja, Quade Taylor, Derek Tieku, Ross Fitzsimons, Tom King and Alistair Gordon. The club have confirmed, however, that Pulis is in talks with three out-of-contracts players in first-choice goalkeeper Julian Speroni, striker Marouane Chamakh and midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi. Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis has shown the door to 12 players in an end-of-season clear-out at Selhurst Park.
Press Association Sebastian Larsson is refusing to take anything for granted after helping to drag Sunderland out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. The Black Cats had to remain patient on Saturday, even after Stoke skipper Ryan Shawcross’ 47th-minute dismissal for a second bookable offence. They finally made the breakthrough eight minutes from time when full-back Patrick van Aanholt smashed home a rasping drive from Adam Johnson’s intelligent free-kick, before substitute Duncan Watmore celebrated his new long-term contract with an equally sumptuous strike three minutes later. Potters boss Mark Hughes was less than impressed with referee Mike Dean’s performance in sending off Shawcross and then awarding the the free-kick from which Van Aanholt scored. “The second goal is an irrelevance, really,” Hughes said. “We are pushing for an equaliser and we get caught on the break again. “But overall, we have played better, certainly, in recent weeks than we did today. We were very much in the game, but key moments, key details in games have gone against us today.” Larsson, a veteran of the Black Cats’ increasingly miraculous escapes in each of the last three seasons, said: “That’s what it’s like down there. Unfortunately, we know it all too well. “But two wins is massive and of course it pushes you up and it sort of sends the message that you are the team on the way up, and we need to capitalise on that and keep going because we know how quickly it can change. “We are not going to get ahead of ourselves by any means, but we knew these two wins were massive.” Sunderland have now taken nine points from the 18 they have contested under Allardyce, with a new-found defensive resilience having laid the foundation from which to attack games. That has come as no surprise with the 61-year-old having built his reputation as a manager on making his teams difficult to beat, and it has instilled a confidence in the players which was so notably absent before his arrival. “I don’t think the confidence is anywhere near as high as it can be, but obviously this week has really helped, there’s no doubt about that,” Larsson said. “When you feel a bit more secure, you don’t feel like you are giving chances away constantly and worrying about conceding a goal, that really helps and that’s probably the one thing we have worked the most on. “We are trying to get back to being a bit more solid and then trying to win the game, which we have managed to do, six points in six days, which is great for us.” The 30-year-old Sweden international played his part in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Stoke, which came just five days after a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace and helped ease the club up to 17th place in the table. Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce was quick to insist after the final whistle that the job is far from done and that view is shared inside the dressing room.
The teenager who allegedly threatened to carry out a mass shooting at Lake Worth Community High School will be released from jail.The judge granted 19-year-old Andrew Ruiz a $5,000 bond and ordered him to stay off the internet and away from all school campuses.Ruiz is facing second-degree felony charges, including written threats to kill, do bodily injury, or conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism.Deputies say on Monday, Ruiz posted a threatening message on social media aimed at Lake Worth Community High School.He was arrested later that evening.The Palm Beach County School District sent out the message to parents: “Good evening, Lake Worth HS parents. This is the SDPBC calling on behalf of principal Dr. Elvis Epps. This is an update to an earlier call in which you were informed about a threat against Lake Worth High School. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies just arrested the suspect in that case. Deputies say this is an isolated incident, and the person believed to be responsible is in custody.”“Classes continue as normal tomorrow. However, there will be an extra police presence on campus. I want to commend the excellent work of our School Police and the Sheriff’s Office,” the Palm Beach County School District wrote. “Thank you for your support of LWHS.Ruiz has been ordered to stay away from the internet upon his release.
When the Big Ten released the names of its first team honorees on Monday, one thing in particular stuck out. Of the five spots on the all-Big Ten first team, four were unanimous between the media and the coaches of the conference. However, at the last guard spot, there was a difference of opinion. The media selected Penn State standout Tim Frazier, while the coaches selected Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor.Let’s look at what both sides saw.The media most likely selected Frazier because of his statistics. Frazier is obviously one of the most athletic and explosive guards the conference has. With a lightening first step and a smooth floater in the lane, it’s no surprise that Frazier is the second best scorer in the conference. Posting 18.6 points per game, Frazier’s average only trails behind unanimous first team all-Big Ten honoree John Shurna of Northwestern (19.8). Frazier’s aggressive driving style has also led to the junior guard leading the conference in free throws made, connecting on 155-of-197 attempts (78 percent). He also posts a conference best 6.3 assists per contest.Frazier contributes the greatest percentage of any Big Ten player to a team’s total offense. Penn State currently ranks second- to-last in the Big Ten with a total offensive output of 61.9, meaning Frazier’s 18.6 points per game account for 30 percent of Penn State’s scoring on average per night (that’s not even attributing total offense with Frazier’s assists). And don’t worry about his defense; Frazier’s got PSU covered with 2.3 steals per game, good for second best in the conference.With all of those terrific numbers, it seems easy to understand what the media saw in the Penn State standout. But, the coaches differed from the media and selected Taylor, most likely for different reasons.Taylor’s stats are down from last year. While Frazier is tops in most offensive categories, the Wisconsin point guard’s average points per game output is down to 14.6 from the 18.1 he averaged just a year ago. Last year, Taylor had the nation’s highest assist-to-turnover ratio at 3.83. Now, Taylor currently ranks 15th in the nation with a ratio of 2.63. His productivity has fallen statistically, which is probably what the media saw when they voted Frazier over him for first team honors. However, they didn’t take in a few of the stats that matter most.Taylor inherited a team that graduated three starters from the previous year. Keaton Nankivil, Jon Leuer and Tim Jarmusz combined to average 31.9 points a game. When looking at total offense (in 2011 the Badgers averaged 67.9 points per game) these three senior starters made up almost 47 percent of the total offense per game just a year ago. Besides replacing that scoring, Taylor had to lead a team that groomed three new starters this year, while the departure of his entire starting frontcourt (especially the NBA talent of Leuer) allowed opposing teams to focus primarily on shutting him down.The job of a point guard is to lead his team, and Taylor undeniably has done that. While the Badgers struggled early in the conference season – losing three straight at one point in Big Ten play, including two consecutive home losses to Iowa and Michigan State -Taylor led the Badgers to a fourth place finish in the Big Ten. Taylor’s continued greatness with the ball helped bolster Wisconsin against the conference, as his assist-to-turnover ratio this season is the Big Ten’s best, while Frazier’s is currently eighth in the league. From a point guard standpoint, Taylor is probably the best of any in the conference, and thinking about the Badgers this year without the star on the floor is stomach churning. Badger fans and coaches throughout the Big Ten alike can recall moments when the Wisconsin offense stalled, only to be bailed out on some amazing shots with the shot clock buzzer ringing after Taylor’s quick release.In a year in which many doubted how the Badgers would finish, Taylor has remained consistent and helped lead this team to success in a year where the Big Ten, top to bottom, was perhaps the most competitive it has ever been. When it came down to it, the coaches recognized that Taylor is the heart that pumps the blood through this Wisconsin team’s body. Without the seasoned leadership and consistent play of Taylor, it’s safe to say the Badgers would not have finished in fourth place or with 20-plus wins.Simply put, the difference in picks comes from two different aspects. The media tend to weigh the statistical output of Frazier at a higher importance than wins. While Frazier had a terrific season personally, that did not translate to his team’s overall success, as PSU went 12-19 overall and 4-14 in the conference. However, Taylor finished with a higher assist-to-turnover ratio than Frazier and led his team to a uncontested lock for another NCAA tournament berth (23-8, 12-6). Although his statistics are down, Taylor has his team rolling into the conference tournament courtesy of a three-game winning streak.At a position on the floor where efficiency is everything, Taylor had the better season. In a sport where winning is everything, Taylor had more to his name. Statistics won’t put Frazier and Penn State in the tournament, but the efficient play and leadership of Taylor will put Wisconsin in the Big Dance, vindicating the coaches’ decision to pick Taylor over Frazier as the right one.Are stats more important to you than winning? Hold on there, stats major; email Nick at email@example.com and tell him why he’s right or wrong on choosing Taylor.
Eric He is a senior writing about USC sports. He is also the features editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Grinding Gears,” runs Mondays. The Galen Center, the site of all three victories, was rocking by USC standards. If this keeps up, students may actually start caring about basketball. Following two losses to the Oregon schools on the road, USC has suddenly vaulted itself into the Pac-12 conversation with a 5-2 conference record, tied with Utah for second and trailing only undefeated Washington, whom the Trojans will play on Wednesday. One can sense the positive energy that comes with victory. A month ago, this was a USC team that looked discombobulated, lacked confidence and most importantly, didn’t seem happy to be playing basketball. That can happen with a four-game losing streak. Now, this team is having fun. After the final buzzer sounded Saturday, a pumped-up Boatwright ran over to the student section to celebrate. Enfield looked the most excited he has ever been in his time at USC. It was a well drawn-up play by head coach Andy Enfield and perfectly executed by a trio of veterans: Boatwright, redshirt junior guard Jonah Mathews and redshirt senior guard Derryck Thornton. Thornton, handling the ball, ran what was essentially a pick-and-pop with Boatwright at the top of the arc. Mathews also set a screen for Boatwright on the other side, freeing up the senior forward for an open look. And Boatwright, who Enfield referred to as the “MVP of our league” after the game, drilled it. So here we were, a month later. Trailing by a point late in regulation, needing a basket, the veterans did not panic. Thornton, who has had problems with turnovers, calmly slid the ball to Boatwright. Mathews set the pick to perfection. And Boatwright, who missed a potential game-winning shot at Oregon State earlier this month, hit nothing but net. Those are the kind of moments that not only win games, but also build the character and foundation of a good team. This is a completely different squad from the one that lost at Santa Clara last month for its fourth-straight defeat, after which Enfield, leaning against a crate outside the team’s locker room, said, “I don’t know what to say anymore.” He then called out the team’s veterans for poor decision-making. Saturday’s win over the Sun Devils was arguably the Trojans’ most impressive of the season. The game was tight throughout, with USC clinching the win on a 3-pointer by senior forward Bennie Boatwright with 14 seconds on the clock. These were no “gimme” wins. UCLA and Arizona, for all their issues this season, are still loaded with talent. The Trojans wiped the floor with both of them. Arizona State was perhaps the Pac-12’s best chance for an at-large bid to the tournament after it handed then-top-ranked Kansas its first loss earlier this season. Not anymore. “Everyone knew what we were doing,” Enfield said. The USC men’s basketball team could not have asked for a better week. Last Saturday, the Trojans blew out UCLA. On Thursday, they creamed Arizona by 23 points; and this Saturday, they scraped out a 2-point win over Arizona State. “The teams we just beat, these three teams, are very good basketball teams,” Enfield said. “They’re talented, they’re well-coached. So for USC basketball to beat UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State in three consecutive games — [I’m]very, very proud of these guys because they’re playing hard and they’re playing together.” What’s more impressive is that the sequence came after a missed ASU free throw, and USC did not have a timeout. So Enfield, who had drawn up the play during a timeout prior to the missed free throw, trusted his players to execute on the fly. Enfield knew exactly what to say, and he could not stop praising his players. This is not the USC team that lost to Santa Clara. This is a USC team on a roll. The Trojans appear to be in perfect position to take advantage of the Pac-12 turmoil. The three teams they just beat are all among the Pac-12 favorites. Oregon, which was picked to win the conference preseason, seems out of the running following freshman center Bol Bol’s injury. If the Trojans put up a good showing in Seattle on Wednesday, they can make some noise in March and beyond.