the whole bird

Neven Maguire: the whole bird 03/15/2022 (Author: Gardener)

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To continue reading, log into your account, use the code or subscribe for just €1 to get unlimited access for 30 days. use the code or subscribe for just €1 to get unlimited access for 30 days. This content is only available for digital subscribers and loyalty code users. This content is only available for digital subscribers and loyalty code users. Log in to your account, use the code or subscribe for just €1 to get unlimited access for 30 days. Log in to your account, use the code or subscribe for just €1 to get unlimited access for 30 days. Log in to your account, use the code or subscribe for just €1 to get unlimited access for 30 days. When it comes to making a spread, you can't go too far wrong with a classic roast chicken. When it comes to making a spread, you can't go too far wrong with a classic roast chicken. It's popular with kids and adults alike, writes Neven Maguire. It's popular with kids and adults alike, writes Neven Maguire. I often ask the twins what their favorite food is and they always say fried chicken. There's something very comforting about a whole roast chicken brought to the table. It's hard to beat a quality Bord Bia chicken. I recently tried some great chicken from Noone's Poultry run by Gerard Noone in Clonmany on the Inishowen Peninsula. Lemon and thyme go great with chicken. I added garlic and lots of root vegetables here. Do not overcook the chicken and scoop the juices over it as it cooks. My mom's trick was to turn the drumstick to check the meat - if it's cooked, the whole chicken is cooked. This sausage filling is rich, but I think the fried chicken filling is a must. It's hard to beat the humble potato. The potato ricer in my range at Dunne Stores gives a lump free potato and I think it's a great piece of equipment. It is used a lot in our house. For me, red-skinned rooster potatoes make the best mash. Just add milk and butter. These mashed potatoes will keep warm in a very cool oven for up to three hours. Rice pudding is a wonderful comfort dessert. I've also made this with arborio rice, which takes a little longer to cook. Wexford Preserves makes a great raspberry jam. We used to love it after a roast. Good memories. Serves four to six 1 garlic bulb, broken into cloves (but not peeled) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as oven. 2 Finely grate the zest from the lemon and place the zest in a bowl, reserving the lemon. Pluck the thyme leaves from the stalks (save the stalks) and add to the lemon zest. Mix in the butter and garlic and then season to taste. 3 Loosen the skin from the chicken breasts, starting at the bottom of the cavity and working your hand underneath to loosen. Score the chicken thighs several times with a sharp knife (to create a crispy skin). 4 Place the carrots in a roasting pan with the red onions, celery, leeks and garlic and toss in 1 tbsp olive oil. Place the chicken on top of the veggie pile and drizzle with the remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil, then season well and rub all over and right into the cuts. 5 Cut the reserved lemon in half and place in the chicken cavity with the reserved thyme stalks. Place the chicken in the oven and immediately reduce the heat to 200°C (400°F/gas mark 6). 6 Roast the chicken for 1 hour 20 minutes, basting the chicken halfway through cooking. 7 Meanwhile, for the sausage rolls, melt the butter in a frying pan and sauté the onion until translucent. Allow to cool, then mix with the sausage meat, breadcrumbs and herbs and season with salt and pepper. Place on a heavily buttered double sheet of aluminum foil and roll into a thick sausage shape about 2.5 cm (1 inch) thick and 20 cm (8 inches) long, twisting the ends to secure. 8 Place in a roasting pan and cook over the chicken for 25-30 minutes until the meat is cooked through, turning occasionally to ensure even cooking. 9 When the chicken is cooked, place it on a board and place the carrots and red onions on a preheated plate. Cover each with aluminum foil and rest 15 minutes while you prepare the sauce. 10 Using a large spoon, carefully remove most of the fat from the tin, then place the tin directly on the heat. Stir in the flour and then, holding the mold, mash the remaining vegetables as best as possible with a potato masher. 12 Pour in the broth and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until slightly reduced and thickened, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. 13 Take a large pitcher and place a strainer in it, then pour in the sauce mixture, using a ladle to press through all the liquid and some of the veggies with the back of the spoon. Stir in the juice from the resting chicken and season to taste. Transfer to a preheated gravy boat. 14 To serve, slice the chicken and arrange on preheated plates with the reserved carrots and halved red onions. Unwrap the sausage stuffing roll and cut into slices, then place on the plates with the roast potatoes and buttered peas. Pass the gravy boat around separately. Serves four to six1 Place the potatoes in a large saucepan of salted water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender without breaking up. Drain and place in the pan to dry over low heat. Mash 2 potatoes or pass through a ricer or vegetable mouli if you want a really smooth finish. Heat the milk and/or cream in a small saucepan. Using a wooden spoon, beat 75g butter into the potatoes until melted, then beat in hot milk until you have a smooth, creamy puree. Season to taste. 3 To serve, melt the remaining 25g butter in a small pan or in the microwave. Place the creamy mashed potatoes in a preheated serving bowl and pour the melted butter on top. Season with pepper and sprinkle over the parsley. Use as needed. For four to six people, place the milk and cream in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. 2 Stir in the rice, sugar, butter and vanilla bean or extract and cook, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Reduce heat to low and cook until rice is tender and creamy, 30-40 minutes, stirring frequently to keep it from settling to the bottom. 3 Remove and discard the vanilla bean from the pan. Pour the rice pudding into preheated bowls and serve with a little raspberry jam, if you like. Try substituting crème fraîche or heavy cream for a few tablespoons of the milk for a richer version. A couple tablespoons of chives or a good dollop of Dijon mustard can also work well, depending on what you're serving with the porridge. Blanch half a head of cabbage in boiling salted water for 2-3 minutes, then drain and refresh quickly. Add 2 finely chopped spring onions to the milk and/or cream while heating. Fold the cabbage into the mashed potato mixture and heat gently to serve. Melt a good knob of butter in a frying pan and gently sauté a finely diced red bell pepper and a small onion until tender, then toss in 150g (5 oz) finely chopped cooked ham and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley. Heat 4 finely chopped spring onions with milk and/or cream and stir into the mashed potatoes. The IFA has said an extra 15 cents per chicken may not be enough to leave farmers with the margin they need to meet rising input costs. Neven Maguire: Start Your Day Right Here are two options that are different from your usual cereal and/or toast, writes Neven Maguire. Now that football, hurling and rugby are back in full swing, turn game night into a dinner party with these recipes from Neven Maguire. This content is only available to digital subscribers. Log in to your account or subscribe for just €1 to get unlimited access for 30 days. SUBSCRIBE FOR €1 You must be logged in to use this feature LOG IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT


Jade Thirlwall is about to sign a solo deal and could work with Lizzo

JADE THIRLWALL is about to sign a major solo record deal with RCA. It's the same label that took Little Mix back to the top of the charts after their split from Simon Cowell. (Author: Gardener)

Jade ThirlwallJADE THIRLWALL is about to sign a major solo record deal with RCA. It's the same label that took Little Mix back to the top of the charts after their split from Simon Cowell's Syco. The singer-songwriter is expected to be on paper in the coming days and is already planning a major collaboration to launch her solo career. I understand there have been talks about her music work with Lizzo, who she now shares a manager with. A music source said: "Jade has been in discussions with several different labels but she knows the team at RCA personally and is confident they understand what she wants for the next phase of her career. "She's in advanced negotiations and now it's just a matter of crossing the T's and dotting the i's. They already have to work on figuring out how she will move as a solo artist. "She's very clear about what she wants and is dying to find a truly unique sound. Jade has a lot of tracks that she recorded herself, but she won't come out with anything that she isn't completely satisfied with. "She shares a manager with Lizzo and there have been talks of bringing her into the studio because they are both great songwriters with similar views. Little Mix signed to RCA after leaving Simon's Syco label in 2018, days before the release of their fifth album LM5. RCA then helped them produce their 2020 hit album Confetti, which spawned the #1 single Sweet Melody. If she teams up with Lizzo it won't be her only collaboration, as British DJ Jax Jones told me last year he also did a track with Jade. He said at the time: "I was in the studio with Jade and she's super cool and super talented. “We wrote something really cool, so hopefully that will come out. Little Mix's success rests on all of their individual talents, so I'm sure they will all find a way to express themselves musically.” I shared yesterday how her bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock - who recently signed to Warner Records - did – is working on both her own book and solo music. Next month, Little Mix will embark on their last tour before going on hiatus. Things might be feeling pretty busy now, but I can imagine things will get even busier for each of them once their break begins. KESHA is set to release her Dolly Parton-inspired new album this year - after vowing not to make music the country legend wouldn't enjoy. The Tik Tok singer said: "I made a rule of not making music, no matter how successful it might be, that Dolly Parton wouldn't be able to handle. "I never want to release music that Dolly Parton wouldn't like or hear or find humor in. But Kesha revealed to Rolling Stone magazine, "I've still never met Dolly in person having someone that you know gets so nervous and acts like a jerk - it's exciting to know." KIM KARDASHIAN has promised that she will finally open up about her relationship with comedian Pete Davidson. And he might even appear in the new Hulu version of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Kim, posing here in a chair in a nude cut-out leotard, told Variety, "I'll definitely explain how we met and who contacted whom, how it happened and all the details that anyone would want to know. It just isn't what he does." Kim also said she would never engage in a war of words with Kanye, adding, "I would never say anything negative about my kids' father, and I think we both want the same goals at the end of the day." DUA Lipa has a new one man in her life - but only for Hollywood purposes. The singer posted this first look photo from her upcoming movie Argylle, in which she dances romantically with Henry Cavill. You shot the film last year. Jackson and is due BRIDGERTONS Jonathan Bailey has opened up about his coming out in a revealing new interview. The actor, who plays Anthony Bridgerton in the period drama, opened up about how he initially kept his sexuality a secret out of fear it might over advice, previously given to one of his friends, Jonathan said, "At the time he was told, 'There are two things we don't want to know — whether you're an alcoholic or whether you're 'I'm gay.' what it takes is for one of those people in that position of power to say that, and it goes through." When asked why he changed his mind, Jonathan said, "I got to a point where I was like, 'F shit on it." I'd much rather be able to hold my boyfriend's hand in public or put my own face picture on Tinder." CHARLI XCX has revealed that she suffered a breakdown in January and has been considering quitting music. The Boys singer - who will release her new album Crash next Friday - said she has lost all inspiration and is questioning her purpose. She explained: "I actually had a breakdown in January. It was very, very difficult back then. I was like, 'I'm really not inspired to make music right now'. It just felt a little different this time. "I wasn't convinced it was going to come back, and that got me on this path like, 'Oh shit, what's my goal? If I stop making music, who will I be?'" On her podcast, Best Song Ever, she added, "I signed a record deal when I was 16 and I'll be 30 in August. But I'm out of that now."


Mom wins big court battle

Last week, the Court of Protection ruled the kidney transplant should go ahead - despite doctors at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital arguing it was "not in William's best interest". (Author: Gardener)

Last weekSixty feet tall and with a sunny smile, William Verden has the same joie de vivre as any other 17 year old. You would never imagine that he was seriously ill with a rare kidney disease — let alone at the center of a life-or-death legal battle over his fate. "He loves life and has so much to give," says his devoted mother, Amy McLennan. Then she vehemently adds, "He deserves the same opportunity as any other kid." Last September, William, who suffers from autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities, was handed what Amy calls a "death sentence." She was devastated when the hospital treating William refused to give him potentially life-saving treatment. Medical staff feared that William's learning disability would make him unable to cope with the physical and psychological trauma of a kidney transplant with no guarantee of success. The case raises uncomfortable questions about whose life is worth saving — and whether a child with complex special needs deserves a kidney transplant like any other child. Medics advised Amy, 45, to take William home and offered "comfort care" instead. But Amy decided to fight tooth and nail to give her beloved son a second chance at life, no matter how skinny he may be. Last week, the Court of Protection ruled the kidney transplant should go ahead - despite doctors at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital arguing it was "not in William's best interest". "The last few weeks have been horrendous, hell not knowing if William was going to get this chance to live or not," Amy says in her first interview after her win. "It felt like a death sentence when the hospital first told me he wasn't suitable for a kidney transplant. I've loved William for 17 years and death just wasn't an option for me. "I'm over the moon, but I can't help but think that if William had been a neurotypical child, he would have been offered a transplant with no questions asked." Normally, cases heard by the Court of Protection are subject to — that on behalf of those who lack the mental capacity to make decisions about their own medical care - reporting limitations making it impossible to know how rare Amy's victory is. The Children Act 1989 makes it clear that the state can and should intervene when a child is at risk. We usually only hear about the tragic High Court rulings involving critically ill babies - like 11-month-old Charlie Gard - and the removal of life support. But the Supreme Court ruled in favor of his doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital, who argued Charlie's prognosis was bleak and he should be allowed to die with dignity. At the four-day Liverpool hearing last week, Amy was just as passionate as Charlie's parents when she asked the judge to allow a potentially life-saving kidney transplant for William, who has steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. Wiping away tears, she told Ms Judge Emma Arbuthnot: "I just think he deserves a chance. I understand the risks, but William's voice needs to be heard. I'm here because I think he deserves a transplant. The court heard that although there was a 50/50 chance Williams' kidney disease would return after a transplant, if successful, he could live into his 60s. However, the hospital argued that the operation had a 20 per cent chance of success and might require further transplants - and was therefore not worth the physical and psychological risks involved. Williams' special needs meant he had to be sedated and put on a ventilator post-surgery due to difficulty lying still during post-operative plasma exchange therapy and to prevent possible catheters being ripped out of him. This, they argued, put William at risk of infection and sepsis while potentially suffering psychiatric harm and post-traumatic stress disorder. However, Ms Justice Arbuthnot ruled that a transplant was in William's best interest and praised Amy, saying she was "impressed by her dignity" and "the way she fought for her child wherever she could". But Amy believes it was William who decided it for her, with scenes reminiscent of the 2018 film The Children Act, in which Emma Thompson, as a family court judge, must decide the fate of a young Jehovah's Witness. Just as Thompson's character Fiona Maye speaks to a 17-year-old named Adam, who refuses a life-saving blood transfusion because of leukemia for religious reasons, Mrs Justice Arbuthnot also spoke to William via video link to help her come to a decision. The judge told the court, "It is very clear that he [William] is enjoying his life, playing games and doing odd jobs, going to school and being at home with his family." While praising the "extraordinary" medical care provided William, and acknowledging that "there are risks for William whichever path is taken," she said she had to make her decision by "putting herself in William's shoes." Although a transplant will aggravate his condition in the short to medium term, William has a chance of long-term survival.' The judge praised his doctors, adding, "It was clear that the clinicians had agonized over what was in William's best interest." Still, Amy thinks she knows why Mrs. Justice Arbuthnot has sided with the family. "I think the fact that the judge spoke to William affected the outcome because she saw him as a person. She said he was so full of life and that was so nice to hear because it felt like I had to fight for him every day since he was a baby. Since reading about Williams' distress, more than 50 people have offered one of their own kidneys as a living donor if they are a match. You can see what a wonderful young man he is," says Amy. The pride in Amy's voice is unmistakable when she talks about her son. Many parents of children with complex special needs will sympathize with the struggle she has faced over the years. Her determination is all the more remarkable given that Amy, who underwent surgery last year to have a pacemaker fitted, is also the carer of her 21-year-old disabled partner, the father of William and his sister Ruby. He is a double amputee who lost both legs to bacterial meningitis at the age of 18, which meant Amy had to shoulder most of the stress of the court case on her own. Certainly, Amy admits, there have been times when she has felt - rightly or wrongly - that a lack of understanding of William's disability has unfairly affected the way others perceive him. "When a kid seems like there's nothing wrong with them, people can very quickly dismiss them as naughty," says Amy, who also has an older son, Levi, 25, from a previous relationship. "Yes he can be exhausting but I adore him and he enjoys life as much as the next child." It was late 2019 when a routine blood test revealed William had the rare kidney disease focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, which causes scar tissue to develop in key parts of the kidneys that filter our blood, and he was referred to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. "It was a total shock," says Amy. Given Williams' learning disabilities, he was offered home dialysis to avoid the stress of a hospital environment, which he found frightening and led to challenging behavior. In fact, Amy says she often dreaded the opportunities to take William to the hospital. "William has never been in a hospital, so it was really tough for him and sometimes he would jump up and scream and cry because he didn't understand what was happening," says Amy. At times, in his distress, William would attempt to tear off band-aids or pull out catheter tubes vital to his life-saving treatment. On occasion, the Court of Protection heard, Amy felt that some medical workers lacked understanding of his disability and struggled to respond appropriately. The court heard that hospital security was sometimes called upon to hold William, much to his and Amy's chagrin. "Sometimes it felt like my son was being treated more like a drunk Saturday night than a sick child with disabilities," she says, her voice brimming with indignation. Early last year, when a kidney transplant was first discussed, Amy agreed with doctors that, despite the risks involved, William could only survive the postoperative plasma exchange with sedation for up to 14 days. Patients usually receive the treatments after a kidney transplant for four hours at a time, up to 12 times in two weeks. But William was considered unable to remain completely still with medical devices attached to his body. In September last year, William was hospitalized to be treated for an infection and Amy recalls: “A doctor I had never seen before walked me into a room and she said to me, 'The ward is shared; we think you might want to consider a comfort care.' She explained that palliative care means stopping all treatments. Then the next day they took it to a multidisciplinary hearing and I asked them to continue the dialysis, I couldn't speak from crying. ' I said, 'Just give him a chance. The next day he was put on the kidney transplant list. But just two weeks later, another doctor called me and said, "Maybe you should think about a plan B," and started talking about palliative care again. "I didn't agree to that and I would never do it, so they referred the case to the Court of Protection for a decision. I don't know what I would have done if the judge hadn't given him that chance." Amy's attorney, Liz Davis, of the law firm of Irwin Mitchell, said after the verdict, "This is an incredibly sensitive case that has a really important discussion, not only about Williams care, but also about the broader problem of medical treatment for people with autism and learning disabilities.' Referring to the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Toli Onon, Joint Group Medical Director, said: "We welcome the clarity this decision brings to William, his family and our clinicians. The Trust asked the Court of Protection to deliver today's ruling as the situation is unusual, complex and risky. “William has a rare condition that affects his kidneys and each treatment option came with its own risks to his health and well-being. That's why we asked the court to make this difficult decision, and the judge has said she respects our approach to determining what's best for William. A spokesman added: "We recognize this is a very difficult time for William and his family and we will continue to support them following the verdict. “Our teams are very experienced in caring for children with autism and have previously assisted children with autism, ADHD and learning disabilities through transplants. We deny any allegation of discrimination and the court's ruling, which included a comprehensive review of all the evidence provided by William's family, independent experts and our doctors, contained no indication of it.' Now Amy is praying that the transplant can happen as soon as possible. "He knows he needs medical attention to stay alive and when I told him he just said, 'I'm so, so happy,'" says Amy.


Emily Atack admits she partied late over the weekend

Emily Atack admitted as much in a recent post in which the actor and comedian - who is a team signature on Celebrity Juice - was seen relaxing on a sofa (Author: Gardener)

Emily AtackEmily Atack admitted that in a recent post, in which the actor and comedian - who is a team signature on Celebrity Juice - was seen relaxing on a sofa. ing" because he was late over the weekend. The 32-year-old actress is said to have gone partying over the weekend, after she has since told fans she was in trouble by when she was out. The TV star - on best known for her role as Charlotte Hinchcliffe on the E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners - admitted in a post on her Instagram account yesterday, alongside photos of herself lying on a sofa, while wearing a blue jumper, green mini skirt and a pair of knee high boots Emily Atack was spotted posing on a sofa in the latest post and admitted she was in trouble for being out too late over the weekend What remained was a minor problem because I'm going to be out for the weekend too long." The comedian - who is a team signature on Celebrity Juice - then suggested that she had food on her mind, closing the caption by saying, "Shall we get some takeout?" Emily made her 1.8million followers on the platform not clear from whom she had received the warning. However, fans teased her about it in the comments section. Emily made the confession on social media earlier this week. Sign up here for the best celebrity news from the Mirror. While a third commented on the recent post: "Rules are made to be broken." The photos drew compliments for the I'm a Celebrity alum, who called it "beautiful" and "absolutely gorgeous" by her fans in the comments became. However, others teased her for having her feet on the sofa - while wearing boots. Emily recently dressed up as Katy Perry for an episode of Celebrity Juice. She shared backstage photos from the episode on social media last week. Emily has recently garnered a lot of praise on the platform after morphing into Katy Perry for an episode of Celebrity Juice. She posted backstage photos last week. The actor, who appeared in the photo alongside Joel Dommett dressed as Keith Lemon, wrote in the caption: "Welcome to the Keith and Katy UK Tour."


Magical misfit Philippe Coutinho may have found an unlikely home at Aston Villa

The Brazilian is unfit for celebrity clubs and philosophy teams but Steven Gerrard could build a team around him (Author: Gardener)

Philippe CoutinhoHilippe Coutinho played 598 minutes for Aston Villa, during which time he scored four goals and provided three more. Victory at Leeds on Thursday meant Villa have won three straight league games for the first time since the start of last season. Apart from his direct contribution, Coutinho is a player of stature, the kind of figure whose mere presence can convince fans, even other players, that a club is successful. Which inevitably begs the question: What is he doing at Villa? It's probably mostly an economic issue. The English middle class can afford players who are out of reach except for a tiny handful abroad. But it's also a question rooted in modern notions of what an offensive player should be. Creating is no longer enough and Coutinho is not a natural presser. Football is plagued by those castaways left behind by the modern game's economics: too expensive for all but the absolute elite, but too unreliable for the absolute elite to play. In his second autobiography, published in 2015 after moving to MLS, Steven Gerrard told Liverpool to "cherish Philippe" and said he could become "Liverpool's most important man and a top player in world football". But in the last game Gerrard played against Coutinho, Liverpool lost 6-1 at Stoke. Two months after the publication of Gerrard's autobiography, Jurgen Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager. There was thought Coutinho wasn't a natural Klopp player but he seemed to be adapting well enough. However, a year after Klopp's arrival, Barcelona made him a target when Catalan newspaper Sport announced 'Objetivo Coutinho'. Instantly he became not only a footballer but also a pawn in a broader game of superclub power relations and therefore also less than a footballer, someone else's price. Nothing has been the same for Coutinho since then. That came the following January thanks to Barcelona's desperation to spend the money received on Neymar. Humbled by the loss of a Brazilian star, they needed another; Coutinho's form had faltered when he picked up a back injury but Liverpool were able to negotiate a transfer fee of up to €120m with a potential further €40m in surcharges. This largely funded the signings of Virgil van Dijk and Allison; Liverpool ended up being the biggest beneficiaries of Paris Saint-Germain's record-breaking purchase of Neymar. Coutinho never settled at Barcelona. His wins per game, a rough guide to how well a player presses, halved to 0.9 in his first full season there. The decisive games of this season were the two semi-finals of the Champions League against Liverpool. Deposed after an hour at a time, he was ridiculed on both occasions: by Barcelona fans, who saw him as a symbol of the club's troubles, and by Liverpool fans, who were delighted that a player who had left them was on the run receiving end was a historic comeback. This, Coutinho must have mused, was the home he could have had instead of becoming this wandering ghost. Loaned to Bayern, he had highlights - a hat-trick against Werder Bremen, a brilliant performance against Paderborn, two symbolic late goals in the 8-2 win over Barcelona - but once the high-pressing Hansi Flick Niko had replaced Kovac as coach, Bayern would never commit him. So it was back to Barcelona where he found himself behind 18-year-old Pedri in the pecking order and then picked up a knee injury that required surgery. He has the skills and salary of a super club player, but he's not famous enough for the celebrity clubs and doesn't push well enough for the philosophy teams. In the past he would have been described as a luxury player, but who can afford luxury these days? Barça were keen to give up his €20m annual salary so they could register Ferran Torres while respecting La Liga's salary cap. Coutinho, keen to return to Brazil's squad ahead of the World Cup, reportedly accepted a 35% pay cut. Whether Villa needed another creator is debatable, but clearly Gerrard still rates him and he's the kind of player who enjoys football - which is a not inconsiderable trait for a burgeoning side in midfield. Coutinho's recoveries are now 1.0 per game, down 70% from his last season at Villa by Jack Grealish, the player he seems to be a spiritual substitute for. Coutinho couldn't be placed at Barça or Bayern, but maybe Villa can build the team for him to emphasize his skills and compensate for his weaknesses. Perhaps this is the level in the modern game for a player with his characteristics. Maybe he's finally found a home after four years of drifting.


Working outside of "traditional hours" can be detrimental to motivation, researchers say

Working off-hours and checking in at all times and on holidays is not necessarily an advantage for the 21st century worker (Author: Gardener)

Working off-hours and checking in every day, night, weekend and bank holiday is not necessarily beneficial for 21st-century workers, according to a new study from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), according to Cornell University. The researchers address the problem of working "out of hours" in the article "Working While Non-Standard Work Time Undermines Intrinsic Motivation," published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. They set out to examine the motivational consequences of learning and working outside traditional hours, such as weekends and holidays, on employees and students. However, our latest research suggests an important downside: working during atypical hours such as weekends and holidays undermines employees' intrinsic motivation to work,” says study co-author Laura Giurge, assistant professor at the LSE. "Even if you're still working 40 hours a week, you're working during a time that you've mentally coded as free time or time that should be for a vacation, and it can suddenly make you feel like your work isn't is less entertaining,” adds co-author Kaitlin Woolley, associate professor at Cornell University. In one study, researchers turned to Cornell University students studying in a campus library on President's Day. They reminded half of the participants that they were studying during a federal holiday; the other half did not receive this reminder. Students who were reminded that the day was a public holiday reported that their work was 15 percent less fun. In another study, researchers measured whether a simple calendar reminder on a public holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) would change full-time employees' perceptions of job satisfaction. They found that working on a holiday Monday was 9 percent less enjoyable compared to a typical Monday, even though they engaged in similar work-related activities on both days. In a third study, participants were interviewed on a Tuesday, without being reminded that it was a typical workday, then again on a Saturday. Both groups reported lower work motivation on weekend days, with the effect being stronger in the reminder group. "The real benefit of having a weekend or holiday off is that not only do I have time off, my family and friends do too," says co-author Kaitlin Woolley. “Another important thing for managers to keep in mind is that time off is harder to justify than work and as such they should ensure that employees who work outside of traditional hours are supported and even encouraged to take time off to switch off and recharge your batteries,” added Laura Giurge. As work-life balance, or setting boundaries between work and "play" hours, is an increasingly important consideration for many employers and employees, the researchers believe their findings may have important implications for employee motivation and productivity. We know that working during leisure time affects well-being, but this research has shown that it can also affect people's desire to participate in work out of interest, joy and meaning,” says Laura Giurge.


Seth Rollins' path to WrestleMania remains unclear after a crippling loss

Seth Rollins' path to WWE WrestleMania 38 remains unclear as the former WWE Universal Champion was defeated by Kevin Owens in the main event (Author: Gardener)

Seth Rollins'After you register, we use the email address you provided to send you the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter email. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter email. At The Road of WrestleMania, Kevin Owens stopped Seth Rollins from replacing him in his interview with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, WWE Raw Women's Champion Becky Lunch unleashed a vicious attack on Bianca Belair, and more. Kevin Owens sent a "Stone Cold" message with a stunner to cinematographer Kevin Owens was delighted when, a week after "Stone Cold" accepted Steve Austin's invitation to confront him on "The KO Show" at WrestleMania, spoke to the WWE Universe. After Damian Priest continued his sustained attack on Finn Bálor during The Prince's match against Austin Theory last week, the new US Champion went head to head in a Championship Contender's Match with his off-kilter opponent, with Theory edging out the Raw commentary followed. However, the distraction allowed Priest to take the reckoning for the three-pointer. Then, after the matchup, Theory treated Bálor to a post-game ATL and a selfie with the toppled defending champion. In "Battle of the Giants," Omos continued his dominance on The Road to WrestleMania by delivering an awe-inspiring suplex to the towering Commander Azeez before fielding him for the win. A week after Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan defeated Carmella & Queen Zelina to get into the WWE Women's Tag Team Title Match at WrestleMania, The Nightmare put an annoying Carmella into the arms of Corey Graves at ringside, paving the way for Liv to Queen to defeat Zelina with Oblivion en route to the WWE Women's Tag Team Title Triple Threat Match at The Show of Shows. Seth "Freakin" Rollins found a way into WrestleMania by challenging his best friend Kevin Owens to a match, with the stipulation that The Visionary would replace him at WrestleMania and host "Stone Cold" Steve Austin on his own talk show if he KO defeated tonight. Despite objections from an outraged Owens, WWE Official Sonya Deville showed up to schedule the match for later in the night. The Mysterios redeemed themselves in a rematch against Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin after The Miz and Logan Paul cost them a win two weeks ago. In the final moments of the contest, Rey hit the 619 on Alexander before diving down on Benjamin. In doing so, Dominik climbed onto the top rope and hit Alexander with the Frog Splash to claim the win. When Miz & Paul subsequently launched a surprise attack, the Mysterios shattered their efforts and almost hit Logan with a double 619 before the A-lister saved him. He said if AJ Styles makes it to WrestleMania, he'll be judged. Bianca Belair defeated the mighty Doudrop with the K.O.D. for a crucial win en route to her Raw Women's Championship match against Becky Lynch at WrestleMania. Before the dust could clear, Big Time Becks appeared out of nowhere and unleashed a vicious attack, pinning Belair to a chair and ramming her throat first into the ring post. The Street Profits challenged RK-Bro to a title match at WrestleMania; Alpha Academy introduced RK-Bro and The Street Profits during Riddle's match against Montez Ford Despite certain flaws in Randy Orton's party planning, RK-Bro celebrated reclaiming the Raw Tag Team Championship and headed to WrestleMania. Orton & Riddle were interrupted by The Street Profits who wasted little time challenging them to a match at WrestleMania. Although The Viper didn't think their win over RK-Bro a few weeks ago earned them a title shot, Riddle suggested they face them at The Show of Shows, and Orton soon agreed. However, when Montez Ford insulted Orton's party, Riddle was insulted, leading to a confrontation that ended with The Original Bro versus Ford in a one-on-one duel. However, before a winner could be determined, Alpha Academy launched a surprise attack and laid out both tandems. The visionary competed in Raw's main event, attempting to defeat his best friend Kevin Owens to replace him in his interview with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin on The Showcase of the Immortals. Both competitors left everything on the canvas, but Rollins was caught arguing with the referee, leaving KO the door open to hit the stunner and shatter the Architect's WrestleMania dreams with a three-pointer. You can watch WWE Raw live here in the UK on BT Sport every week.


John Hartson warns Celtic of 'hostile' Tannadice as Ange Postecoglou explained Scottish Cup motivation

The Hoops travel to Tayside on Monday night for a Scottish Cup quarter-final match with Dundee United. (Author: Gardener)

John HartsonJohn Hartson has told former club Celtic they must respect Dundee United in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals - but Ange Postecoglou's desire for silverware puts them on the right track. Postecoglou has already won the Premier Sports Cup as Parkhead boss this season, but a stern test awaits under the lights of Tayside. Former Celtic striker Hartson, who is away from Europe for the season, expects Tam Courts' Dundee United to keep his visitors entertained on Monday. But with the Hoops manager's relentless desire to score and knowing that trophies are a constant need to be earned, Hartson reckons Postecoglou won't be satisfied with just one winner's medal. He told PA: "Dundee United are a very good side, they shouldn't be disregarded at all." "They got a good result against Hearts at the weekend and they beat some big teams at Tannadice this season." "It will be hostile , under the lights, and Tam Courts will feel the same way, he will want to lead his team to a cup final.” The manager (Postecoglou) wants to go as far as possible in each competition. Unfortunately, Europe has been a big, big disappointment this season and they will want to do better in Europe. “And of course you want to win the Scottish Cup. He's already won a trophy. He wins a trophy, he wants to go and win another trophy.


"The arrival of Reinildo gave me more motivation"

Lodi: "The arrival of Reinildo gave me more motivation" (Author: Gardener)

ReinildoSao Paulo, March 14 Brazilian Atlético de Madrid defender Renan Lodi announced on Monday that the arrival of Mozambican's Reinildo Mandava at the Red-Whites has given him "more motivation" and that he is now happy with his new position as coach be , Diego Pablo Simeone, who is more advanced on the left wing, has found him. Lodi also reported that he put himself in the hands of a psychologist to overcome the mistake he made in the final of the last Copa America that ultimately led to Argentina's victory in the Maracana. My head got bad and I went to see a psychologist, all because it was very difficult. It touched me a lot," the team said in an interview with TNT Sports Brasil. Lodi said that after this mistake, which allowed Argentine Angel Di María to score the only goal of the final, played at the Maracana on July 10, 2021, he called a psychologist whom he knew from his days as a player for Athletico Paranaense knew. “This problem came up during selection and I said to myself: I need to get my head in order. It wasn't depression, but I was on my way to training (with Atletico Madrid) and wanted to come back; I wanted to play and I wanted to get out of the game quickly. It was difficult," he explained. "So I said to myself: I have to call (the psychologist) and let off steam, I have to tell everything I'm feeling. Lodi, 23, is now through that phase and says he is now "very happy" with the moment he is living at Atletico Madrid, where he has recently played in a more advanced position than left-back. Commenting on the move, he said he initially resisted a bit, saying that his "favourite position was that of left-back" but that he was another worker at the club and that he should "help and complement". I'm very happy in this new position," he said. He also said the recent arrival of Mozambican's Reinildo Mandava, who also plays at left flank, gave him "more motivation". He also stressed that coach Diego Simeone is "doing a great job" this season, despite the criticism he has received for the side's erratic performance. "Mid-season, all teams will swing," he said, adding that Simeone asks them "not to settle." On the other hand, he announced the game against Manchester United they will play this Wednesday after going 1-1 in the first leg to return to the Champions League round of 16. "We are ready to play a great game (...) We drew but everything is open for Manchester, who have a fantastic team," he said.


WWE shares Touching Scott Hall tribute video on Raw

Following the official announcement of the death of WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall, WWE Monday Night Raw shared a touching tribute video dedicated to the Superstar formerly known as Razor Ramon. Hall died at the age of 63 after being taken off life support following complications from hip surgery. These [...] (Author: Gardener)

Scott HallFollowing the official announcement of the death of WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall, WWE Monday Night Raw shared a touching tribute video dedicated to the Superstar formerly known as Razor Ramon. Hall died at the age of 63 after being taken off life support following complications from hip surgery. Reports surfaced that Hall would be taken off life support, but WWE confirmed his death when Raw opened with a message dedicated to the star for the first time. During the third hour of Raw, WWE released a touching tribute video. "The WWE family will forever remember Scott Hall as a gifted entertainer, two-time WWE Hall of Famer, loving father and dear friend," the official WWE Twitter account said in a statement. It is accompanied by a nearly three-minute video showing some of Scott Hall's most iconic moments in WWE, where he went by the ring name Razor Ramon, as well as his time at WCW, where he went by his real name as a member of the WWE nWo. The WWE family will forever remember Scott Hall as a gifted entertainer, two-time WWE Hall of Famer, loving father and dear friend. "The WWE family is saddened by the passing of Scott Hall, the man who proved that being the bad guy is a good thing," begins the video's narrator. Scott Hall made his WWE debut in 1992 and featured his gimmick Razor Ramon in numerous vignettes. In 1996, Hall rejoined World Championship Wrestling, joining Kevin Nash and Hulk Hogan as founding members of the nWo (New World Order). Scott Hall was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as Razor Ramon in 2014 and again as a member of the nWo in 2020. Wrestlers and fans paid tribute to Scott Hall during Monday Night Raw. Active Superstars like Kevin Owens, Finn Balor and Damian Priest incorporated references to "The Bad Guy" into their matches, which was particularly touching given that news of his Scott Hall's death broke just before Raw aired. If you have any favorite memories of Scott Hall, Razor Ramon, or his time in the nWo, be sure to let us know in the comments.