Top 25 Innovations in Government announced

first_imgThe Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School announced the Top 25 Innovations in Government in competition for the Innovations in American Government Award. These innovative programs represent the creative problem solving of local, state, and federal municipalities around the country and were selected from a pool of more than 560 qualified government applicants. Five finalists and one winner of the Innovations in American Government Award will be announced in the fall.The Top 25 Innovations in Government offer unique solutions in health and wellness, social services delivery, the environment, economic development, and education policy areas. Read the Top 25 program descriptions.last_img read more

Welch appointed to influential Energy and Commerce Committee

first_imgRep. Peter Welch was named to the influential House Committee on Energy and Commerce Monday night, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced.Energy and Commerce has broad jurisdiction, including oversight of five Cabinet-level departments and seven independent agencies, as well as legislative authority over energy policy, health care, telecommunications, trade, and the environment. The committee s areas of jurisdiction align not only with Welch s top priorities but with a broad swath of President-elect Obama s legislative agenda. This is a tremendous opportunity for Vermonters to have a seat at the table as Congress tackles our nation s most pressing priorities, Welch said. We must reform our health care system, craft a 21st century energy policy and create new, green jobs. On the Energy and Commerce Committee we will be able to directly address these and other issues Vermonters care about most and get this country back on track. The news came on the eve of the 111st Congress, as Welch prepared to be sworn in to a second term in office. Welch will be sworn in today at noon.On the committee, Welch will join incoming Chairman Henry Waxman, who previously served as chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.Waxman said, I am delighted that Peter Welch is joining the Energy and Commerce Committee. Over the last two years, I have worked with him closely on the Oversight Committee and have been extremely impressed by his leadership. His exceptional ability and experience will make an important difference as we moved forward in the new Congress.last_img read more

Couple Stole 650 Gallons of Used Cooking Oil, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A couple from Yonkers has been arrested for allegedly stealing about 650 gallons of used cooking oil from various eastern Long Island restaurants over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.An off-duty police officer was on his way to work when he spotted a Ford van that was previously used to steal oil at the New Grand Buffet on Veterans Memorial Highway in Hauppauge at 8 a.m. Sunday, police said.The officer saw 40-year-old Domingo Santos withdraw used cooking oil from an oil canister behind the restaurant, police said.He and his 31-year-old girlfriend, Vanessa Liriano, were each charged petty larceny, possession of stolen property and possession of burglar’s tools. Santos was additionally charged with criminal possession of marijuana.Police estimated that the oil, which is typically refined and sold as bio-fuel, had a value of about $2,000.Santos and Liriano will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.Fourth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

Top 6 credit union technologies that I am thankful for as a member

first_img 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kirk Drake Kirk Drake is founder and CEO of Ongoing Operations, LLC, a rapidly growing CUSO that provides complete business continuity and technology solutions. With its recent acquisition of Cloudworks, Ongoing Operations … Web: Details As a late Gen Xer/Early Millennial – I grew up with technology.  I remember distinctly in the 5th grade when the mouse was introduced and our computer lab moved to Macs from Tandys.   I started working in credit union technology on an old EDS World system at 18 as a teller and spent the next 10 years of my career implementing an explosion of technology in credit unions.  As I thought about things I was thankful for – I thought about all of the innovations, software, systems and processes I have implemented and experienced as a member.  Here is my list of technology that I truly appreciate as a credit union member.Remote Deposit Capture in Mobile BankingThis is my all-time favorite.   It is sad that this gets me excited but I really love being able to deposit a check without ever leaving my kitchen.  Just take a quick picture of the front and back, enter the amount and you are done.   I have a corporate account I administer for a networking group and I don’t have RDC with that bank.  It is brutal.  It takes me 4 to 6 weeks to coordinate my schedule and make it to a branch.Automatic Loan DecisioningI am extremely impatient.  Not a little.  A LOT.  Automatic loan decisioning for everything pretty much but a mortgage is what I expect.   Take any longer and I go research and find something else that is faster and more efficient.  Sorry, I won’t wait for a day for a slightly better rate.   Thankfully, my credit union has this and is very efficient with loan processing.E*SignaturesMy credit union supports e*signatures for everything.  This is great – the documents get sent to me and I can complete everything from my phone.  A while back I was cleaning up my files and stumbled across my first car loan from Agriculture FCU.  It was the well worn carbon copy and physical signature. I really -really appreciate – A) not having to sign a physical copy B) not having to store a physical copy.   Thank you Credit Unions who have E*Signatures.7-11 Kiosks connected to Shared Branching If you haven’t used one go try it.  They are Awesome!  Thank you Sarah Bang!   Like many credit union members I don’t live near the credit unions I bank with and can rarely make it into a branch.  Every time there is a transaction that I can’t do through mobile banking, online banking or a call center, the 7-11 Kiosk works.  Everytime.   I have used it on the road to deposit large checks and check multiple credit union account balances.Online Banking & Bill PayI can’t imagine a bank or credit union without these.  My father used to use a phone coupler modem with his laptop in the 80’s and dialed into a Bank.  He downloaded his account data and printed it out on a dot matrix printer.    Thank goodness my first credit union account had online banking.  From my dorm room I could check my balances and avoid bouncing checks as a freshmen in college.  Even though I know how to balance a check book – I haven’t had to since I was a kid.PFM or MintUnfortunately my credit union doesn’t have a great PFM tool.  However, I can use Mint.  It is fantastic for being able to manage my budget, see all of my credit union & brokerage accounts, and manage my full financial picture.   Thank you for PFM software and account aggregation.Thank you credit unions for working hard on my behalf as a member to implement technology, be efficient and provide great rates.  I can’t wait to see the future with digital wallets and for credit unions to use more and more data analytics to improve the member experience and service offerings.last_img read more

Merkel rival Merz in bid to succeed her as German Chancellor

first_imgWith the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) still ahead in the opinion polls, he would be well placed to succeed Merkel as she steps down after 15 years in office.Merz, a 64-year-old lawyer, is preparing to stand in internal party elections expected in the coming months, the daily Bild and DPA news agency reported.If he succeeds in becoming party leader it will become difficult for his rival Merkel to remain in power until her mandate ends next year. Early elections would become a distinct possibility.Merz has never forgiven Merkel for driving him out as head of the party’s group of MPs in the Bundestag in 2002. Friedrich Merz, a longtime rival of Angela Merkel within the ruling CDU party, is hoping to replace her as German chancellor, local media reported Wednesday.Merz, who wants to shift the centre-right party further to the right, is throwing his hat into the ring after Merkel’s chosen successor, CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, gave up her leadership ambitions on Monday in a deepening party crisis over ties between the centre and far right.The next CDU leader will also be the party’s candidate to become Chancellor at elections due by the end of 2021. He was narrowly beaten in the vote for party leader by Merkel’s preferred successor Kramp-Karrenbauer in December 2018, and has been waiting in the wings ever since.- Return to full-time politics -He announced this month he was quitting his job on the supervisory board of the German arm of investment firm BlackRock to dedicate himself to politics and to helping the CDU “renew itself”.In recent months Merz has attacked Merkel and her “failed” leadership.Favoured by the CDU’s most conservative members, Merz wants to shift the party to the right to woo back voters lost to the anti-Islam, anti-immigrant AfD.Kramp-Karrenbauer opted out of the race after barely a year in the post — a period marked by internal battles over whether to cooperate with the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD).AKK, as Kramp-Karrenbauer is popularly known, said she had had “a difficult time” as party leader.While the CDU party has a policy of no cooperation with either the far left or far right at a national level, regional CDU lawmakers last week nevertheless voted with MPs from the AfD to oust a far-left state premier in Thuringia.The breach in the political firewall against the AfD prompted Merkel’s junior partners in the national government, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), to call urgent talks at the weekend about the partnership’s future.Topics :last_img read more

Millions back at school in Europe as cases pass four million

first_imgAn AFP tally of infections, using official data from across Europe, showed that more than four million people have contracted the illness, with Russia accounting for almost a quarter of infections. The virus emerged late last year in China and has now infected more than 25 million people globally and killed almost 850,000. The Chinese city at the center of the initial outbreak, Wuhan, took another leap back to normality on Tuesday when its almost 1.4 million youngsters also returned to schools and kindergartens. State media broadcast images of thousands of students hoisting the Chinese flag — a daily routine at all public schools — despite warnings to avoid mass gatherings. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time!” 12-year-old Chahda told AFP excitedly as she arrived with her friend at school in the southern French city of Marseille. However, the largest school district in the United States — New York City — announced a delay to in-person classes at public institutions until September 21, after reaching a deal with a prominent teachers’ union that had threatened a strike over health concerns it felt had gone unaddressed.In Europe, the decision to forge ahead with school reopenings comes as the virus is spreading rapidly again in many countries, raising fears that more lockdowns and disruption are to come in autumn and winter.”I am convinced that we can and will prevent a second general shutdown,” Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said, unveiling figures to suggest his country has passed the worst of its recession.  ‘Bubble within a bubble’Elsewhere, fresh economic data for the second quarter further revealed the extent of the economic devastation caused by the virus’s march around the globe.Brazil’s economy, the biggest in Latin America, contracted by a record 9.7 percent in the second quarter of 2020, the official statistics agency said Tuesday.There is uncertainty about whether the economy will recover strongly over the rest of the year because the virus is still wreaking havoc and room is running out to continue the huge government stimulus spending that has softened the blow so far.On Monday, India said its economy had collapsed by 23.9 percent. Only China, where the outbreak was first reported, has escaped a recession in the period, according to official data. ‘Weird’ tennis returns While schools attempt to get back to normal, the virus continues to play havoc with cultural and sporting events.The US is hosting the world’s first major tennis tournament since COVID-19 emerged, but it has not been plain sailing at the US Open, where one player was sent home after testing positive and other players are grappling with eerie empty arenas. “It’s a little bit weird to play without fans and without the support and the atmosphere on the center courts,” said former champion Angelique Kerber. The Italian city of Venice is also gearing up for the annual film festival, with about half the usual number of visitors expected and no Hollywood A-listers prepared to accept invitations from the organizers. “It’s a festival without stars because Hollywood is still in lockdown,” Festival Director Alberto Barbera told AFP. “Will there be less glamour? Yes. Will there be fewer stars on the red carpet? Certainly.”  Topics : Millions of mask-wearing European children returned to school on Tuesday with governments determined to get pupils back in class despite still-rising coronavirus infections which surged over four million across the continent for the first time.Schools reopened in Russia, Ukraine, Belgium and France, where teachers and children aged 11 and older were obliged to wear face coverings, echoing regulations in place across the continent.Lockdowns imposed from March meant many children have missed months of education, as well as time with their friends. Blow for Sanofi Tuesday also brought bad news for everyone hoping for a swift medical breakthrough that could bring an end to the pandemic.French pharma giant Sanofi announced that a drug in testing as a treatment for serious COVID-19 cases had proved disappointing and trials will be halted.The drug “did not give us the results we were hoping for”, said the firm’s research chief John Reed.Sanofi is also part of the global race to develop a vaccine against coronavirus, with more than two dozen different products being trialed around the world according to the World Health Organization. In Hong Kong, health authorities are focusing on rolling out a mass testing scheme but have seen their efforts hampered by distrust of officials following China’s crushing of the city’s democracy movement. Doctors and testing firms from mainland China are involved in the program, fuelling public fears that their DNA and data will be harvested to create a system of control underpinned by biometrics. “I think it’s a waste of time,” local resident Emily Li told AFP. “The government can’t convince me in terms of the effectiveness of the testing program.” last_img read more

Governor Wolf, PennDOT Preview Northwest Region Construction

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Government That Works,  Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Results,  Transportation Meadville, PA –  Governor Tom Wolf today joined regional Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials to announce that more than 90 projects worth approximately $210 million will be under construction in PennDOT’s six-county northwestern region this year.“We’re making investments in every corner of Pennsylvania to improve safety and mobility,” Governor Wolf said. “The significant and innovative work happening in this region will pay dividends for the motorists and businesses who use the transportation system.”Governor Wolf also discussed regional Recycled Asphalt Paving (RAP) operations that are being expanded elsewhere in the state as part of PennDOT’s Road Maintenance and Preservation (Road MaP) initiative that he recently announced will invest $2.1 billion in roadway maintenance and highway and bridge capital projects over the next 10 years.Projects will replace or rehabilitate about 40 bridges and resurface about 183 miles of roads in the PennDOT District 1 service area that includes Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties. The program includes projects continued from 2016 along with projects starting in 2017.District 1’s work schedule was enhanced by nearly $20 million that will be invested to support much needed interstate preservation projects. Those include improvements to eight miles of Interstate 80 from Clintonville to Emlenton in Venango County; 3.5 miles of Interstate 79 in near Edinboro in Erie County; and the 4.3-mile-long section of Interstate 376 in Mercer County.“We have an ambitious construction schedule this year, and we are pleased to be able to undertake these improvements to the road and bridge network in northwestern Pennsylvania,” said William G. Petit, district executive of PennDOT District 1.Of the two highest dollar value projects that are underway in the northwest region, one is located in the region’s busiest urban center, while the other is located in the district’s most rural county. Those are the $20.9 million project that will improve Interchange Road/Zimmerly Road in metropolitan Erie, and the $24 million Hunter Station Bridge replacement on Route 62 in Forest County.Along with Hunter Station, major bridge projects include an $11.3 million project to rehabilitate the twin 3,600-foot-long Interstate 79 bridges over the Conneaut Swamp in Crawford County,  the $9 million Smock Bridge rehabilitation project on Routes 322/6/19 in the Meadville area, and construction of two 115-foot-long bridges that will span railroad tracks to improve safety on Millfair Road in Erie County.“Thanks to the Act 89 transportation plan, we have been able to make significant progress in addressing structurally deficient bridges in the northwest region,” Petit said.Currently 173 of the district’s 2,069 state-owned bridges — 8.36 percent — are classed as structurally deficient.District 1 maintenance employees, meanwhile, plan to pave almost 50 miles of lower traffic roads in the region with RAP this year, and use recycled asphalt to pave the shoulders of more than seven more miles of road. RAP is an environmentally conscious method that repurposes materials from projects onto other roadways by mixing ground millings with oil. The district estimates that the per-ton cost of RAP is roughly half the cost of new asphalt material.In Governor Wolf’s February Road MaP announcement, he noted that RAP will be an increased focus with PennDOT forces starting this year. Armstrong and Monroe counties will see RAP operations this year, with usage expanded in 2018.District 1 has projects that not only improve the efficiency and safety of roads for motorists and pedestrians, but also make highway corridors serve as attractive gateways into communities. Those include the multi-year series of projects to improve the Route 718/760 corridor in the Sharon/Hermitage/Wheatland area of Mercer County, and the Sharon Streetscape project in the City of Sharon.Petit added that the additional resources of Act 89 have enabled the district to not only pave more roads, but to undertake much-needed betterment projects that involve more extensive restoration and reconstruction work. Those include projects such as West Road in Erie County, Baldwin Street in Meadville, Route 322 in Venango County, and Route 426 in Warren County.A map showing all contracted work that District 1 has underway or that will start or be bid this year is available at on the “Construction Projects/Roadwork” page.More information on Road MaP is available at on the “Act 89 Transportation Plan” page.For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.For more PennDOT information, visit Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at May 25, 2017center_img Governor Wolf, PennDOT Preview Northwest Region Constructionlast_img read more

Pools now a must-have ‘accessory’

first_img FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Fancy an NRL halfback for landlord? Solani Jooste, Liam Jooste, 4, and Rob Gray enjoying one of the most stunning private pools in Brisbane’s inner-city Picture: Jamie Hanson.DESIGNER pools are the latest must-have accessory in luxury homes, with experts predicting they add up to three times their cost to property value. From $20,000 plunge pools on tiny blocks to cantilevered ones worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, demand is surging, keeping builders and designers on their toes. Real estate agent Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm has one of Brisbane’s most amazingly engineered pools in a home set to go to auction on March 26. Called Balaam, the pool at 33B Harbour Road, Hamilton, was especially designed by architect Shaun Lockyer and built by Hutchinson Builders for Brisbane developer Don O’Rourke of Consolidated Properties. TV star historic home ready for new owner The pool at Balaam in Hamilton is striking. A large L-shaped pool created with Dave Franklin makes the most of the wraparound concept. Picture: SuppliedThe line of sight trend has come into its own across South East Queensland, where the cost of pools run from $20,000 for a designer plunge pool to upwards of $100,000 for special ones tailored to suit particular sites.“People want to see the pool from their kitchen and living area,” Mr Gray said. “They need a visual of the kids, so it needs a connection with the kitchen and living area. That’s where people will want their pool now. Most people don’t want a disconnected jellybean.”Celebrity television pool designer Dave Franklin – whose skills have taken him to The Block, Reno Rumble, Open Homes Australia, and Ready Set Reno – said healthier pools were also on the rise.“More and more clients are asking for natural pool filtration systems. Magnesium based pools are definitely on the rise.” Amy Shark sinks millions into home town Celebrity pool designer Dave Franklin reimagined the kidney shaped pool at this site in the Isle of Capri on the Gold Coast. Picture: SuppliedMr Lancaster said the Balaam pool was a ‘no budget spared’ property icon.“The full cantilevered suspended pool has a glass front edge that’s rated so highly you could use it in Seaworld to keep polar bears in,” Mr Lancashire said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“Literally to put a pool in like that with concrete and glass you wouldn’t do it again or it would be majorly overcapitalising. But the way this whole house was designed and built, it works.” Mr O’Rourke sold the home for $11.8m four years ago.Award-winning Brisbane builder Graya director Rob Gray said pools were not just a luxury any more in upmarket homes, but a necessity.“With our climate it actually makes a lot of financial sense to put a pool in your house,” he told The Sunday-Mail. “For what it costs, you get a good return because of the climate, definitely in Brisbane. A $1.5 million house might sell for $1.6m because of it, and the pool might have only cost about $30,000.” MORE: Jessica Rudd is doing it her way Its groundbreaking cantilevered pool was set into the side of the first floor of the home so that Mr O’Rourke’s children could be seen from the upstairs kitchen while they were swimming.“The most important features for pools are one that it be beautiful and striking and secondly that it be practical. If you can see the pool from all parts of the house it’s great for safety, great for the family to enjoy time together,” Mr O’Rorke said.“You could be eating in the dining area, cooking in the kitchen, and still have the ability to interact with the pool.“In Balaam, we put a bright red mosaic tile in a beautiful pool, with a glass wall to the street which adds a bit of drama and then we put it on the first floor so it sat in middle of kitchen outdoor dining and living area so everyone could be together.” The pool of The Block co-host Shelly Craft in Byron Bay created with the help of Dave Franklin. Picture: Supplied.His top five pool tips were to consider natural alternatives especially for filtration systems, don’t even think about DIY for pools, use the highest levels of water purification you can afford, do not skimp on maintenance, and remember small spaces can work well too.“Many of us are opting for compact, apartment style living these days and that doesn’t have to mean you can’t have a pool,” he said. “I’ve loved designing and building some really creative, small-space swimming pool solutions and you wouldn’t believe what you can achieve with smart thinking and innovative ideas. The sky’s the limit.” David Franklin and his team worked with The Block co-host Shelly Craft to create a Palm Springs inspired pool landscape for her, husband Christian and their two daughters in their Byron Bay home. Picture: Supplied. 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Pemex on the lookout for Nobilis-Maximino partner

first_imgMexican state-owned oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is on the lookout for a partner to carry out exploration and production activities on the Nobilis-Maximino area in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.The Nobilis-Maximino block is located in ultra-deepwater in the Cinturón Plegado Perdido area of the Gulf of Mexico, 230 kilometers off the coast of Tamaulipas and 15 kilometers from the maritime border with the United States.It contains total 3P reserves that are estimated at 500 million barrels of crude oil equivalent. With a flow depth between 2, 900 and 3, 100 meters, it covers a total area of  1,524 square kilometers.In a statement on Monday, the Mexican oil company said joint ventures were a key element for Pemex to „consolidate itself as a modern, competitive and profitable enterprise, as this allows the company to share the risks of exploration and production in its fields, thus making use of the advantages provided by the Energy Reform.“The call for the international public bidding process that corresponds to this block in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico was published today by the National Hydrocarbons Commission.Pemex Board of Directors has earlier authorized sending the application for migration with a partner for the exploration and extraction in the Nobilis-Maximino block.Petróleos Mexicanos had requested the Sener (Ministry of Energy) to migrate the assignments for the Cinturón Plegado Perdido 03, 08 and 09, which were assigned to the company during Round Zero, to a contract for the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons with a partner whose area of expertise is related to this contractual field.The Nobilis-Maximino block is located in ultra-deep water in the Cinturón Plegado Perdido area of the Gulf of Mexico, 230 kilometers off the coast of Tamaulipas and 15 kilometers from the maritime border with the United States.According to Tuesday’s statement by Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH),  a call for tenders was published and a basis of bidding for a partnership in the license.The CNH added that it approved the international public bidding process for the license during the 46th special session of the Commission on September 15.As stated in the schedule for this bidding process, the CNH will publish the list of bidders on January 24 while the bidding itself will be held on January 31, 2018.“The Nobilis-Maximino concession is an essential part of Petróleos Mexicanos’ strategy to promote such partnerships that will strengthen its (Pemex’s) operating, financial and technological capabilities,” Pemex said.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Ginger-Sesame Meat Loaf

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Meat loaf is a hearty dish that is traditionally made using ground beef. This recipe changes things up a bit, using chicken and an assortment of ingredients like ginger, stir-fry sauce, and lemongrass for a flavor that is distinctly Asian. Pad-thai noodles with green onions make a great side.nutrition facts * Servings Per Recipe 8 servings * Calories308 * Total Fat (g)8 * Saturated Fat (g)2, * Monounsaturated Fat (g)2, * Polyunsaturated Fat (g)1, * Cholesterol (mg)112, * Sodium (mg)723, * Carbohydrate (g)33, * Total Sugar (g)4, * Fiber (g)3, * Protein (g)24, * Vitamin A (DV%)0, * Vitamin C (DV%)12, * Calcium (DV%)7, * Iron (DV%)11, * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie dietTop ideas for dinner tonight:•30-minute (or less) spring dinners•Quick and easy chicken dishes•Garden-fresh entrée saladsingredientsNonstick cooking spray2 eggs, lightly beaten1 cup chopped green onion1 cup finely shredded carrot1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce4 cloves garlic, minced2 Tbsp. sesame seeds1 Tbsp. finely chopped lemongrass or 2 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel (optional)1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger2 tsp. chili powder1-1/2 lb. uncooked ground chicken8 oz. Pad Thai noodles (rice noodles)2/3 cup purchased Pad Thai stir-fry sauce2 Tbsp. chicken brothSliced green onions and/or sesame seeds (optional)directions1.Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly coat an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside. In bowl combine eggs, onions, carrots, soy sauce, garlic, sesame seeds, lemongrass, ginger, and chili powder; add chicken. Mix well. Pat into pan.2.Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center of loaf registers 165F. Let stand 10 minutes before removing from pan.3.Meanwhile, prepare noodles according to package directions; drain. Toss with 1/3 cup of the Pad Thai sauce. Return to pan; heat through. In a small saucepan heat remaining Pad Thai sauce and broth just to boiling. To serve, slice meat loaf; divide noodles among plates; top with meat loaf slices. Drizzle with Pad Thai-broth mixture. Sprinkle with onions and/or sesame seeds. Makes 8 servings.Receipe Source: Better Homes and Gardens Tweet Sharecenter_img Food & DiningLifestyle Ginger-Sesame Meat Loaf by: – July 25, 2011 Share 24 Views   no discussionslast_img read more