Gareth Powell began cooking at the age of 12 alongside his late grandmother, Mable Williamson, the person he credits for his expertise in the kitchen. “Ms. May,” as folks in their community called her, could cook a mean plate of stewed chicken, but Powell says “she was all about family,” a trait that undoubtedly rubbed off on him. Now, many Houstonians recognize Powell as “Chef G” from Jamaica Pon Di Road, the popular Caribbean food truck and Acres Homes restaurant inspired by Powell’s island roots. Translating to “Jamaica on the Road,” his mobile and brick-and-mortar eateries serve a variety of West Indian specialties, including curry shrimp, drunken plantains, coconut rice and peas and the region’s ubiquitous jerk chicken. When Powell cooks, the 37-year-old chef employs long-established techniques he learned in Jamaica, setting his food apart from run-of-the-mill Caribbean fare. “I use wood and charcoal and a smoker to smolder the chicken,” Powell explains. “As a lot of people … [Read more...] about ‘Pon Di Road’ and more: Chef G expands beloved Jamaican joint into Acres Homes cottage
With freezing weather sweeping into Texas late this week, subsidiaries for a major pipeline company are threatening to cut off natural gas to the state’s largest power generator — which could impact the electricity supply for hundreds of thousands of customers — over a financial dispute stemming from last February’s deadly winter storm. Vistra Corp. subsidiary Luminant on Wednesday asked the Railroad Commission of Texas, which regulates the state’s oil and gas industry, to prevent Energy Transfer LP from cutting off fuel to five Vistra power plants, which produce enough electricity to power 400,000 Texas homes, businesses and critical infrastructure such as hospitals and schools. Railroad Commission officials have not responded to questions about whether the agency will act. The companies under Energy Transfer, the pipeline company, have told Vistra that gas will stop flowing to five Vistra power plants on Monday unless Vistra pays Energy Transfer $21.6 million, according to … [Read more...] about 400,000 Texas homes and businesses could lose power over financial dispute between energy companies
5 WASHINGTON - In the eight years she has worked at nursing homes, LaToya Francis, 34, has been yelled at, kicked at and had feces thrown at her for little more than the minimum wage. She endured it because she loved being a certified nursing assistant, she said. But she's not sure she can hold out much longer. As the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus drives record staff shortages at nursing homes nationwide, Francis has increasingly found herself alone on her $19-an-hour overnight shifts at Bridgepoint Healthcare's skilled nursing facility in Southwest Washington, fighting off panic attacks as she tries to feed, clean and rotate more bed-bound residents than she can handle. Some nights, she retreats to a corner of the facility, where she calls her partner and sobs. Other nights, all she can feel is anger. "I've never, ever felt this disrespected," Francis said. Frustration is surging among the low-wage workers who make up … [Read more...] about Low-wage workers prop up the nursing home industry. They’re quitting in droves.
As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, it's important to take charge of your health and monitor your body for signs and symptoms (even if you're fully vaccinated ). Since cold symptoms and COVID symptoms can sometimes look and feel similar, experts recommend testing yourself whenever you experience symptoms of viral illness. And, yes, that goes for people with their booster shots, too. Thankfully, plenty of companies now offer tests you can do at home, no prescription required. But how does a rapid, at-home test work? These tests are designed to detect viral proteins called antigens, according to The New York Times . Usually, the kits contain a nasal swab. After swabbing the inside of your nostrils, you'll have to dip the swab in a small container of chemicals. Then, around 15 minutes later, the test will provide your results. Just make sure to read the instructions carefully, as each test differs slightly. While at-home tests are generally … [Read more...] about The 7 best rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests that you can still buy online
Click here to read the full article. It’s Peter Parker’s world, we’re just living in it. After a brief hiatus to let another movie sell a few tickets , “ Spider-Man: No Way Home ” has unseated “ Scream ” and reclaimed the top spot on domestic box office charts. Now in its sixth weekend of release, Sony’s comic book sequel added another $14.1 million from 3,705 North American venues this weekend, enough for first place. More from Variety 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Hits $60 Million in Korea, Heading Box Office for Sixth Consecutive Weekend 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Swings to Sixth-Highest Grossing Movie in History With $1.69 Billion Globally 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Looks to Reclaim Box Office Crown From 'Scream' It’s rare for any film to secure the No. 1 slot in its sixth outing, though “Spider-Man: No Way Home” didn’t have much in the way of competition. In fact, you would be forgiven if you’d never even heard of this weekend’s two new nationwide … [Read more...] about ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Returns to No. 1 on Box Office Charts in Sixth Weekend of Release
15 DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri and Mikko Rantanen scored, Pavel Francouz made 23 saves for his third career shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Monday night to extend their franchise-record home winning streak to 16 games. It was the seventh straight victory overall for the Avalanche, who tied the 1976 Boston Bruins for the fifth-longest home winning streak in NHL history. “It’s just a feather in our cap for the guys,” Colorado coach Jared Bednar said. “Guys understand that we have this streak at home and they want to keep it going.” After the Blackhawks outshot the Avalanche 10-8 in a scoreless first period, Colorado broke through on a power play in the second. With defenseman Seth Jones in the penalty box for interference, the Avalanche got off several shots in quick succession that goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stopped before Kadri gathered in a … [Read more...] about Avs beat Blackhawks 2-0, extend record home streak to 16
டிரைவ் ஸ்பார்க் ஆப் பீட் Off Beat oi-Arun Muthu By Arun Muthu Published: Thursday, January 20, 2022, 10:56 [IST] விலை குறைவான கார்களில் கூட தற்போது தவறாமல் இடம்பெறும் ஃபாலோ மீ ஹோம் ஹெட்லைட்கள் வசதி குறித்த விரிவான தகவல்களை இந்த செய்தியில் பார்க்கலாம். இன்றைய நவீன கார்களில் பாதுகாப்பு வசதிகளில் ஒவ்வொரு நாளும் மேம்பட்டு கொண்டே வருகின்றன. இந்த வகையில் கார்களுக்கு தேவையான மிக முக்கியமான வசதிகளில் ஒன்றாக ஃபாலோ மீ ஹோம் ஹெட்லைட்கள் (Follow Me Home Headlights) உருவெடுத்துள்ளன. இது நம் அனைவருக்கும் தேவையான பாதுகாப்பு வசதியாகும். பொதுவாக புதிய கார் அறிமுகங்கள் தொடர்பான செய்திகளில், ஃபாலோ மீ ஹோம் ஹெட்லைட்கள் வசதி இடம்பெற்றுள்ளது என்ற வாசகத்தை நீங்கள் படித்திருக்கலாம். ஆனால் ஃபாலோ மீ ஹோம் ஹெட்லைட்கள் என்றால் என்ன? அது எப்படி வேலை செய்கிறது? இதனால் நமக்கு என்ன பயன்? என்ற கேள்விகளுக்கு பலருக்கும் பதில் தெரிந்திருக்காது. எனவே ஃபாலோ மீ ஹோம் ஹெட்லைட்கள் தொடர்பான உங்கள் அனைத்து சந்தேகங்களுக்கும் இந்த செய்தியில் விடை … [Read more...] about விலை குறைவான மாடல்களில் கூட நடக்கும் மாயாஜாலம்! கீழே இறங்கியதும் காரே நமக்கு வழி காட்டும்! எப்படினு தெரியுமா?
Click here to read the full article. “ AFV ,” the family TV institution that Bob Saget helped launch in 1989, will pay tribute to its original host for the rest of the season with a regular segment showcasing memorable moments from his time on the ABC series. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” honored its original emcee in its Jan. 16 episode, a week after Saget’s death at the age of 65 . But executive producer Vin Di Bona decided earlier this week that there was too much prime PG-rated Saget material in the vault from his eight-year run not to share more on the air. More from Variety John Stamos Shares Eulogy From Bob Saget's Memorial: Heartfelt Stories and a Raunchy Sex Joke 'How I Met Your Father' Pays Tribute to Original Series Narrator Bob Saget Bob Saget Honored by 'America's Funniest Home Videos' With Special Tribute “I’d forgotten how whimsical and crazy his host bits were — very physical and very visual,” Di Bona told Variety . “In one show … [Read more...] about ‘AFV’ Will Pay Tribute to Bob Saget With Weekly Segment Throughout Season 32 (EXCLUSIVE)
Scott Dixon dominated a largely processional third round of the IndyCar season at Texas Motor Speedway and moved into the championship lead. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free The start of the race was brought forward by around half an hour after rain earlier in the day disrupted proceedings at the superspeedway. Despite concerns over further showers in the area, the 212-race ran as scheduled. The qualifying session had to be called off, however, so the race began with the drivers in championship order. That meant Barber winner Alex Palou led the field around to the green flag, followed by Will Power, Dixon and last weekend’s victor Colton Herta. Within two laps, Palou’s team mate Dixon had the lead. He took Power at the start and moved past his fellow Ganassi pilot as the third lap began. From there on he controlled proceedings. Only in the final stages of the race did Dixon’s position look under any serious threat. With 39 laps of running remaining after … [Read more...] about Dixon leads McLaughlin home in dominant Texas performance · RaceFans