La Gloria Se Quedó Con Toda La Gloria En Senior

39 Goles convertidos, 40 Tarjetas Amarillas y ninguna Tarjeta Roja mostradas dejó como saldo que dejó la 14º Jornada de la Temporada de la Liga Amateur de Fútbol, donde el hecho mas trascendente de la tarde fue la Consagración de La Gloria como Campeón del Torneo Apertura Senior al imponerse en una disputada Final a la Agrupación Verde y Blanca  por 3 goles contra 2.
El Campeón a lo largo del Torneo ganó 11 Partidos, igualó 1 y perdió solo 1 partido, convirtió 35 goles y recibió 9 y con este Lauro, el Equipo Rojiblanco, el máximo ganador en la Historia de esta Liga, consiguió su 23º Estrella, la 3º en esta Categoría desde que comenzó a participar en el año 2014.

En los demas partidos jugados, Supermercado Jamar y Supermercado Giro igualaron en 1 gol y Carnicería Diaz cayó por 2 a 1 ante Industria Gráfica Vilosio.

En Menores se jugó la 2º Fecha del Torneo de Invierno que comenzó con la victoria de Los Furlanes sobre Gomería Braian por 2 a 0, igual resultado para la victoria de Sociedad Cosmopolita, que tiene un buen comienzo de Torneo, sobre Escapes San Cayetano,  Centro Vecinal Noroeste, que no puede arrancar, igualó con el marcador en blanco con Electricidad Juarez, Lerin Performance se impuso a Ferretería AM por 4 a 2 y en el cierre, Pollería ADN, que debutaba en el Torneo de Invierno, perdió por goleada ante 100% Deportivo por 5 a 1, libre estuvo en esta Fecha el Equipo de Panadería La Flor

En Mayores y por la 4º Fecha del Torneo de Invierno, Mecánica Delgado con comodidad le ganó a Fermat por 4 a 1, Devoto TV Cable perdió por 4 a 2 con Kiosco Nancy, Los Buluk´s y Grosso Vacanze dividieron honores al igualar 0 a 0 y en el cierre, La Gloria y el Super Gioino también igualaron aunque 1 a 1.

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The Glory of Grey

I suppose that, taking this summer as a whole, people will not call it an appropriate time for praising the English climate. But for my part I will praise the English climate till I die—even if I die of the English climate. There is no weather so good as English weather. Nay, in a real sense there is no weather at all anywhere but in England. In France you have much sun and some rain; in Italy you have hot winds and cold winds; in Scotland and Ireland you have rain, either thick or thin; in America you have hells of heat and cold, and in the Tropics you have sunstrokes varied by thunderbolts. But all these you have on a broad and brutal scale, and you settle down into contentment or despair. Only in our own romantic country do you have the strictly romantic thing called Weather; beautiful and changing as a woman. The great English landscape painters (neglected now like everything that is English) have this salient distinction: that the Weather is not the atmosphere of their pictures; it is the subject of their pictures. They paint portraits of the Weather. The Weather sat to Constable. The Weather posed for Turner, and a deuce of a pose it was. This cannot truly be said of the greatest of their continental models or rivals. Poussin and Claude painted objects, ancient cities or perfect Arcadian shepherds through a clear medium of the climate. But in the English painters Weather is the hero; with Turner an Adelphi hero, taunting, flashing and fighting, melodramatic but really magnificent. The English climate, a tall and terrible protagonist, robed in rain and thunder and snow and sunlight, fills the whole canvas and the whole foreground. I admit the superiority of many other French things besides French art. But I will not yield an inch on the superiority of English weather and weather-painting. Why, the French have not even got a word for Weather: and you must ask for the weather in French as if you were asking for the time in English.

Then, again, variety of climate should always go with stability of abode. The weather in the desert is monotonous; and as a natural consequence the Arabs wander about, hoping it may be different somewhere. But an Englishman's house is not only his castle; it is his fairy castle. Clouds and colours of every varied dawn and eve are perpetually touching and turning it from clay to gold, or from gold to ivory. There is a line of woodland beyond a corner of my garden which is literally different on every one of the three hundred and sixty-five days. Sometimes it seems as near as a hedge, and sometimes as far as a faint and fiery evening cloud. The same principle (by the way) applies to the difficult problem of wives. Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem.

Now, among the heresies that are spoken in this matter is the habit of calling a grey day a "colourless" day. Grey is a colour, and can be a very powerful and pleasing colour. There is also an insulting style of speech about "one grey day just like another" You might as well talk about one green tree just like another. A grey clouded sky is indeed a canopy between us and the sun; so is a green tree, if it comes to that. But the grey umbrellas differ as much as the green in their style and shape, in their tint and tilt. One day may be grey like steel, and another grey like dove's plumage. One may seem grey like the deathly frost, and another grey like the smoke of substantial kitchens. No things could seem further apart than the doubt of grey and the decision of scarlet. Yet grey and red can mingle, as they do in the morning clouds: and also in a sort of warm smoky stone of which they build the little towns in the west country. In those towns even the houses that are wholly grey have a glow in them; as if their secret firesides were such furnaces of hospitality as faintly to transfuse the walls like walls of cloud. And wandering in those westland parts I did once really find a sign-post pointing up a steep crooked path to a town that was called Clouds. I did not climb up to it; I feared that either the town would not be good enough for the name, or I should not be good enough for the town. Anyhow, the little hamlets of the warm grey stone have a geniality which is not achieved by all the artistic scarlet of the suburbs; as if it were better to warm one's hands at the ashes of Glastonbury than at the painted flames of Croydon.

Again, the enemies of grey (those astute, daring and evil-minded men) are fond of bringing forward the argument that colours suffer in grey weather, and that strong sunlight is necessary to all the hues of heaven and earth. Here again there are two words to be said; and it is essential to distinguish. It is true that sun is needed to burnish and bring into bloom the tertiary and dubious colours; the colour of peat, pea-soup, Impressionist sketches, brown velvet coats, olives, grey and blue slates, the complexions of vegetarians, the tints of volcanic rock, chocolate, cocoa, mud, soot, slime, old boots; the delicate shades of these do need the sunlight to bring out the faint beauty that often clings to them. But if you have a healthy negro taste in colour, if you choke your garden with poppies and geraniums, if you paint your house sky-blue and scarlet, if you wear, let us say, a golden top-hat and a crimson frock-coat, you will not only be visible on the greyest day, but you will notice that your costume and environment produce a certain singular effect. You will find, I mean, that rich colours actually look more luminous on a grey day, because they are seen against a sombre background and seem to be burning with a lustre of their own. Against a dark sky all flowers look like fireworks. There is something strange about them, at once vivid and secret, like flowers traced in fire in the phantasmal garden of a witch. A bright blue sky is necessarily the high light of the picture; and its brightness kills all the bright blue flowers. But on a grey day the larkspur looks like fallen heaven; the red daisies are really the red lost eyes of day; and the sunflower is the vice-regent of the sun.

Lastly, there is this value about the colour that men call colourless; that it suggests in some way the mixed and troubled average of existence, especially in its quality of strife and expectation and promise. Grey is a colour that always seems on the eve of changing to some other colour; of brightening into blue or blanching into white or bursting into green and gold. So we may be perpetually reminded of the indefinite hope that is in doubt itself; and when there is grey weather in our hills or grey hairs in our heads, perhaps they may still remind us of the morning.

~G.K. Chesterton: Alarms and Discursions

The Hay-Wain (detail), by John Constable.
Oil on canvas, 1821; National Gallery, London.

"The heretic"

“The heretic (who is also the fanatic) is not a man who loves the truth too much; no man can love truth too much. The heretic is a man who loves his truth more than truth itself. He prefers the half-truth that he has found to the whole truth which humanity has found. He does not like to see his own precious little paradox merely bound up with twenty truisms into the bundle of the wisdom of the world.”

~G.K. Chesterton: The Common Man.

Reason & Religion

CERTAINLY the pagan does not disbelieve like an atheist, any more than he believes like a Christian. He feels the presence of powers about which he guesses and invents. St. Paul said that the Greeks had one altar to an unknown god. But in truth all their gods were unknown gods. And the real break in history did come when St. Paul declared to them whom they had
ignorantly worshipped.

The substance of all such paganism may be summarised thus. It is an attempt to reach the divine reality through the imagination alone; in its own field reason does not restrain it at all. It is vital to view of all history that reason is something separate from religion even in the most rational of these civilisations. It is only as an afterthought, when such cults are decadent or on the defensive, that a few Neo-Platonists or a few Brahmins are found trying to rationalise them, and even then only by trying to allegorise them. But in reality the rivers of mythology and philosophy run parallel and do not mingle till they meet in the sea of Christendom. Simple secularists still talk as if the Church had introduced a sort of schism between reason and religion. The truth is that the Church was actually the first thing that ever tried to combine reason and religion. There had never before been any such union of the priests and the philosophers.

~G.K. Chesterton: The Everlasting Man, Part I, Chap. V.─ Man and Mythologies.

Admont Library in Admont, Austria. Located in the foothills of the Alps,
this is the largest monastery library in the world

Beef Curry

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Ingredients(Serves 5 - 6):

Beef,cut into cubes  --  ½ Kg
Onion                             -- 2 medium / 2 cups ,sliced
Ginger                           --  1 tsp, finely chopped
Green chilies              --  2
Curry leaves               -- 3 - 4 sprigs
Coconut oil                 --  as required
Mustard seeds           -- 1 tbsp
Salt                                 --  to taste

To grind :
Ginger                           -- 1 tbsp,chopped
Garlic                            -- 1 tbsp,chopped
Fennel seeds              --  ½ tsp
Cinnamon                    --  1" piece
Cloves                           -- 2
Cardamom                  -- 2
Star anise                     --  1 small
Whole black pepper --  ½ tsp
Kashmiri chilly powder -- 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder     --  ¼ tsp
Coriander powder    --  1 tbsp

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In a small blender, grind all the ingredients in the "To grind" section into a thick paste.

Heat oil in pan. Add sliced onion,ginger,green chillies and 2 sprigs of curry leaves. Saute until onion turns translucent.
Now add the ground masala and fry until oil starts to separate. Add beef and salt and mix well.

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I used a slow cooker for cooking. At this stage, transfer the mix into the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours or until done.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a small pan. Add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add the curry leaves and switch off the flame. Pour this on the curry and give a quick stir.

If using a pressure cooker, add required amount of water to get it cooked and cook for 2 - 3 whistles or until the beef is done.

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Recipe Courtesy: Kurryleaves

Agrupación Verde y Blanca-La Gloria La Final En Senior

36 Goles convertidos, 29 Tarjetas Amarillas y 3 Tarjetas Rojas mostradas fue el saldo que dejó la 13º Jornada de la Temporada de la Liga Amateur de Fútbol donde la Agrupción Verde y Blanca clasificó a la Final del Torneo Apertura de la Categoría Senior al derrotar a Industria Gráfica Vilosio por penales 5 a 3, tras igualar en el Tiempo Reglamentario 1 a 1 y ahora deberá definir con La Gloria, que ya había conseguido acceder a esta instancia en la pasada Jornada cuando derrotó por la mínima diferencia a Supermercado Giro, quien se llevará el Primer Título de este año en esta Categoría. 
En los demas partidos jugados, Carnicería Diaz goleó 8 a 0 a Supermercado Giro y La Gloria hizo lo propio con Supermercado Jamar por 5 a 2.

En Menores comenzó el Torneo de Invierno con la derrota de Gomería Braian a manos de Escapes San Cayetano  por 2 a 1, Los Furlanes le ganaron por la mínima diferencia al debutante, Electricidad Juarez, Sociedad Cosmopolita le ganó 3 a 1 a Ferretería AM, Centro Vecinal Noroeste y 100% Deportivo igualaron con el marcador en blanco y en el cierre, Lerin Performance, defensor del Título y Panadería La Flor también empataron sin goles, libre de compromiso en la 1º Jornada quedó Pollería ADN.

En Mayores por la 3º Fecha del Torneo de Invierno, Devoto TV Cable igualó 1 a 1 con Super Gioino, Grosso Vacanze derrotó por 3 a 0 a Fermat, Los Buluk´s perdieron 2 a 1 con Kiosco Nancy y Mecánica Delgado le ganó por 2 a 1 a La Gloria.

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"Representative government"

“IT is idle to talk against representative government or for it. All government is representative government until it begins to decay. Unfortunately (as is also evident) all government begins to decay the instant it begins to govern.”

~G.K. Chesterton: A Miscellany of Men.

Dal Makhani

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Ingredients (Serves 4 - 5):

Whole black gram  --  ½ cup
Red kidney beans   -- 2 tbsp
Red chilly powder  -- 1 tsp
Onion                           -- 1½ cup, chopped
Green chillies           -- 2
Ginger                         -- 2 inch, thinly chopped
Garlic                          -- 6 cloves, chopped
Tomatoes                  -- 2 cups, chopped
Cumin seeds             -- 1 tsp
Cloves                         -- 2
Cinnamon stick       -- 1 inch piece
Black cardamom    -- 1
Bay leaf                      -- 1
Kasoori methi         -- 1 tsp
Garam masala         -- 1 tsp
Heavy whipping cream -– 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves   -- 1 tbsp, chopped finely
Butter                         -- 3 tbsp
Oil                                -- 1 tbsp
Salt                              -- to taste

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Wash and soak black gram and kidney beans overnight or for at least 6 - 8 hours.

In a pressure cooker,  add the black gram, kidney beans and half of the red chilly powder with required water. Cook until the kidney beans are soft ; 3 - 4 whistles.

Heat butter and oil in a pan. Add the whole spices(cumin, cloves, cinnamon, black cardamom and bay leaf). Saute for a minute until you get the aroma. Add onion, green chillies, ginger and garlic and sauté till golden.

Add the tomatoes and sauté on high heat. Add the remaining red chilly powder and sauté till the tomatoes are totally mashed up and you have a thick paste-like mix.

Add the cooked dal along with the stock. Give a good mix and add more water if required.

Simmer on low heat till the dals are totally soft and well blended. Add the crushed kasoori methi and garam masala and adjust salt.

Add the cream and give a good mix. Switch off the flame.

Garnish with coriander leaves and more cream / butter. Serve hot.

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Recipe Courtesy: Sanjeev Kapoor

"Liberty has produced scepticism"

“Liberty has produced scepticism, and scepticism has destroyed liberty. The lovers of liberty thought they were leaving it unlimited, when they were only leaving it undefined. They thought they were only leaving it undefined, when they were really leaving it undefended.”

~G.K. Chesterton: Eugenics and Other Evils.

The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton, Vol. 4. 
A must read for our times!

“Latter-day scepticism"

“Latter-day scepticism is fond of calling itself progressive; but scepticism is really reactionary. Scepticism goes back; it attempts to unsettle what has already been settled. Instead of trying to break up new fields with its plough, it simply tries to break up the plough.”

~G.K. Chesterton: Illustrated London News, Feb. 6, 1909.

"The meaning of sunsets"

"THERE is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect. Men do not quarrel about the meaning of sunsets; they never dispute that the hawthorn says the best and wittiest thing about the spring."

~G.K. Chesterton: A Defence of Heraldry.

Ice-cream Sandwich Cookies

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Ingredients (Yields around 15 sandwiches):

Salted butter        -- 1/2 cup (1 stick)
Yellow cake mix -- 1 (16.5 oz) box
Maple & Brown Sugar instant oatmeal -- 2 (1.5 oz) packets
Eggs                          -- 2 large
Mini Choco chips -- 1 bag (12 oz)

Vanilla Ice-cream -- 2 quarts

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Melt one stick of butter until golden brown, whisking constantly after butter melts. Immediately pour into the bottom of a large mixing bowl. Let it cool slightly.

Add cake mix, oatmeal, and eggs and beat on low speed until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Make sure that the mixture is not too warm while adding the chocolate chips - It might melt if too hot.

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Scoop 1.5 tablespoons of dough onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, until edges are just starting to turn golden brown. Let it cool completely before sandwiching.

Line a baking pan(or any freezer compatible dish) with aluminum foil or cling wrap. Spread the ice-cream evenly, thickness as required to be in the sandwich. Let it freeze for 2 - 3 hours.


Line a piece of Al foil or cling wrap on the counter. Take 2 cookies of almost the same shape and size.

Using a round cookie cutter, almost the size of the cookie, cut the spread ice-cream and sandwich it between the cookies. Wrap it immediately in the foil/wrap and transfer to the freezer.

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When its ready to serve, Remove the wrap and serve immediately.

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Recipe Courtesy: KevinAndAmanda

Lerin Performance Campeón Torneo Apertura de Menores

40 Goles convertidos, 21 Tarjetas Amarillas y 6 Tarjetas Rojas mostradas fue el saldo que dejó la 12º Jornada de la Temporada de la Liga Amateur de Fútbol y donde Lerin Performance se consagró BiCampeón de la Categoría Menores al derrotar en la Final del Torneo Apertura a Los Furlanes por la vía de los Penales 4 a 1 tras igualar en el Tiempo Reglamentario en 1 gol por bando y conseguir de esta manera y por 4º vez en su Historial el máximo galardón en esta Categoría.
El Campeón sobre 12 partidos ganó 9, empató 2, perdió solo 1, convirtió 31 goles recibió 10 y defendió con éxito el Título de Campeón que había conseguido en el Torneo Clausura del año pasado cuando también por la vía de los Penales había derrotado a Escapes San Cayetano.
En los demas partidos que completaron la Fecha, Sociedad Cosmopolita perdió 4 a 3 con Panadería La Flor, Centro Vecinal Noroeste cayó 4 a 1 con 100% Deportivo, Gomería Braian goleó 5 a 1 a Polleria ADN y por el 3º Puesto, Ferretería AM y Escapes San Cayetano igualaron 2 a 2 y en la definición desde el punto del Penal, se impuso Escapes San Cayetano por 3 a 1.

En Mayores se jugó la 2º Fecha del Torneo de Invierno en donde Kiosco Nancy cayó ante el Campeón, Super Gioino, por 2 a 1, Los Buluk´s golearon 5 a 1 a Fermat, Grosso Vacanze derrotó a La Gloria por 2 a 0 y Devoto TV Cable y Mecánica Delgado igualaron con el marcador en blanco.

En Senior se jugaron los Cruces Eliminatorios buscando un lugar en la Semifinal del Torneo Apertura donde a primera hora la Agrupación Verde y Blanca se impuso por 2 a 0 a Carnicería Diaz, Industria Gráfica Vilosio hizo lo propio por idéntico marcador con Supermercado Jamar y en el último partido de la tarde, La Gloria derrotó a Supermercado Giro por la mínima diferencia y al haber finalizado 1º en la Tabla de Posiciones de la Fase Regular y ganar este Sábado paso directamete a la Final donde esperará rival que surgirá del partido que disputarán el próximo fin de semana los Equipos de Agrupación Verde y Blanca e Industria Gráfica Vilosio.

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"One thing that was too great for God to show us"

"JOY, which was the small publicity of the pagan, is the gigantic secret of the Christian. And as I close this chaotic volume I open again the strange small book from which all Christianity came; and I am again haunted by a kind of confirmation. The tremendous figure which fills the Gospels towers in this respect, as in every other, above all the thinkers who ever thought themselves tall. His pathos was natural, almost casual. The Stoics, ancient and modern, were proud of concealing their tears. He never concealed His tears; He showed them plainly on His open face at any daily sight, such as the far sight of His native city. Yet He concealed something. Solemn supermen and imperial diplomatists are proud of restraining their anger. He never restrained His anger. He flung furniture down the front steps of the Temple, and asked men how they expected to escape the damnation of Hell. Yet He restrained something. I say it with reverence; there was in that shattering personality a thread that must be called shyness. There was something that He hid from all men when He went up a mountain to pray. There was something that He covered constantly by abrupt silence or impetuous isolation. There was some one thing that was too great for God to show us when He walked upon our earth; and I have sometimes fancied that it was His mirth."

~G.K. Chesterton: Orthodoxy, Chap IX.

Transfiguration, by Lorenzo Lotto. 
Oil on wood, c. 1511; Pinacoteca Civica, Recanati.

Fish Curry

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Ingredients (Serves 3 to 4 ):

Fish                               --   ½ kg, cut into medium sized pieces
Kudampuli                 --   3 - 4 small pieces
Turmeric powder    --   ½ tsp
Kashmiri chilly powder -- 3 tbsp.
Coriander powder   --   ½ tbsp.
Fenugreek powder  --   a pinch
Black pepper powder --   ¼ tsp
Mustard seeds          --   ½ tsp
Shallots                       --   6 - 8, thinly sliced
Ginger                          --   1½ tbsp., coarsely crushed
Garlic                           --   1½ tbsp., coarsely crushed
Curry leaves             --   2-3 sprigs
Salt                               --   as required
Coconut Oil               --   3 –4 tbsp. or more as required

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Clean and cut the fish into medium size pieces. Soak the kudampuli in half a cup of water.Keep aside.

Mix the turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder, fenugreek powder and black pepper powder with water to form a thick paste. Add water in tablespoons so that you do not end up in a running mixture. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add the shallots,ginger,garlic and curry leaves and saute until the shallots turn golden brown.

Reduce the flame to low and add the masala paste, saute until the masala leaves the sides of the pan and you get that dark reddish brown colour.

Add kudampuli with the soaked water and salt. Add more water as required, approx. 1 cup.

Bring it to a boil and then add the fish pieces. Mix carefully and make sure that all the fish pieces are soaked / covered by the gravy.

Cover and cook until fish is done.Take the lid off and let it cook until the gravy turns thick or the required consistency.

Add more curry leaves. Switch off the flame and keep the lid on.

Serve with rice.

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