In pictures: Baking Industry Awards 2013

first_imgThe Baking Industry Awards took place last night (11 September) at the Park Lane Hilton, hosted by special guest Myleene Klass.Julian Carter, head baker at Hambleton Bakery in Exton, was crowned Baker of the Year in the ADM Milling-sponsored category, while Morrisons took the coveted title of In-Store Bakery Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Zeelandia.A total of 11 awards were handed out on the night, including a special accolade for Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry, sponsored by Délifrance, which was awarded to Piero Scacco of Montana Bakery.Click here for the full story.last_img

MLB notes: ‘Whoa!’ Ramirez reports to BoSox camp

first_img“I don’t think there’s anything productive for us to engage in a war,” Fehr said. “We spend a lot of time in this country lately with lawyers trying to get public relations advantage on things. I’m not sure that when you’re dealing with rights which may be in some sense fairly technical and legal that you ought to be doing that.” On another drug-related issue, Fehr said the union will “take a hard look” at any verified test to detect human growth hormone. That drug cannot be detected by a urine test, and a blood test is in its early stages of use. Yankees update: On the injury front, right fielder Bobby Abreu is expected to miss at least two weeks after straining his right oblique during batting practice. Also, an MRI exam and X-rays taken showed a bone bruise on the left foot of pitcher Carl Pavano, who was hit on the instep by a liner during batting practice Saturday. New York Yankees center fielder Johnny Damon rejoined the team in Tampa, Fla., after a two-day excused absence to tend to a personal matter. Damon spent the weekend at home with his family in the Orlando area. He didn’t discuss specifics, but said the issue has been resolved. He said it did not involve his father or infant daughter, who was born in January. “Everything is great,” he said. “Fortunately a little personal matter that I had take to care of was in February and not in June or July or anytime during the season. … It’s a non-issue now.” Burying the hatchet: St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and third baseman Scott Rolen are talking again, and both agree the rift that began during the 2006 postseason is over. The two shook hands last week outside La Russa’s office at the Cardinals’ spring training complex in Jupiter, Fla. The two had not spoken since the disagreement began. “It’s a dead issue,” Rolen said. “It’s healthy to be a dead issue. Walking around with a wall between you isn’t very healthy for any relationship.” La Russa said he never had an issue with Rolen, even as their deteriorating relationship was publicized during the team’s World Series run last October. “There were some problems there when he didn’t play,” La Russa said. “Scott gets treated the way he deserves to be treated, which is as an outstanding player, and is one of our leaders. I never had any issue with it. Never.” Big Unit sore, but fine: Randy Johnson felt a little sore after throwing off the mound in Tucson, Ariz., but said that was to be expected. It was Johnson’s second session off a mound in his comeback from back surgery. He said the soreness was “the residual effects from the first time out.” “My back’s a little stiff, the legs are stiff, arm’s stiff,” Johnson said. Also: Braves manager Bobby Cox aligned his spring training rotation to ensure that John Smoltz would be ready to pitch Atlanta’s opener in Philadelphia on April 2. … Oft-injured Chicago Cubs pitcher Mark Prior was pushed up to start next Monday in a spring training game against the Seattle Mariners. … Barry Bonds will not play in San Francisco’s Cactus League opener Thursday against the Cubs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Manny Ramirez reported to Red Sox training camp Monday morning in Fort Myers, Fla., three days ahead of his anticipated arrival but four days after Boston’s first full workout. The team had given the slugging left fielder permission to report Thursday, the day after its first exhibition game, for family reasons. His mother underwent surgery recently. He smiled and chatted in Spanish with teammates and unloaded boxes of baseball shoes from a carton, then put on his baseball pants. He was at the camp to take his team physical and started hitting in the batting cage at about 9:15 a.m. “What’s going on here?” catcher Doug Mirabelli said when he saw 15reporters clustered near Ramirez’s locker. Then, Mirabelli saw Ramirez and said, “Whoa!” Union will advise players on steroid probe: The players’ association will offer advice but said it’s the choice of each individual whether to cooperate with former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell’s investigation into steroids use. “We haven’t made any comment about the Mitchell investigation specifically,” union head Donald Fehr said. “What you should expect, however, is that any time any player has an issue with that or something arises, then we will give them whatever our best advice is under the circumstances, and then players make their individual decisions.” Mitchell, hired by commissioner Bud Selig just before the start of the 2006 season, warned baseball owners in January that a lack of cooperation with his investigation into steroid use will “significantly increase” the chances of government involvement. center_img But Ramirez emerged from the trainer’s room and sat down at his locker at 8:54 a.m. Monday. “Please move,” he told a reporter politely. “I need some space.” last_img read more

Featured Blog| 7 Ways to Help Young Military-Connected Children During Stressful Times

first_imgMFLN Family Development is featuring this blog written by Kathy Reschke. We are featuring this particular blog to help us all remember the challenges that children of military families often face. If you are interested in learning more ways to assist these children in their uncanny ability to build and maintain resilience, check out our webinar From Diapers to Diplomas: Exploring Resilience in Military Children  from July 13, 2017.Some of the most common experiences in the lives of military families – long separations, reunions, frequent moves – are also some of the most disorienting and upsetting kinds of experiences for young children. It’s not surprising, then, that they often show troubling changes in behavior during big upsets like these. But there are several ways that child care providers can help ease children’s feelings of stress and provide support and comfort as they cope.Learn about stress and young children. When you are aware of young children’s vulnerability points and understand how stress affects their brains and bodies, you will be more sensitive and effective in meeting their needs.Anticipate stressful events. Work hard to develop an open, trusting relationship with military parents so that they are more likely to let you know when a potentially stressful situation will be, or already is, occurring. Then you can anticipate their child’s needs and provide extra support.Notice changes in children’s behavior during vulnerability points. It can be helpful to keep notes about these changes in behavior. You may only use them for your own reference as you intentionally plan ways to support a child, but it may also be helpful to share observations with parents who are concerned with how their child is coping with a difficult situation. Be aware of your tone when sharing observations with parents. Rather than communicating with alarm or judgment, frame your observations in reassurance and hope. Remember that parents are trying to cope with the stressful situation, too. What they need most is an ally, someone they can depend on to help them provide for their child’s well-being. Here is another resource that can help you navigate these sensitive conversations.Maintain familiarity and predictability in the child care setting. When big changes in the family create confusion and uncertainty for a young child, spending time in a place that is familiar and predictable is incredibly comforting for the child. The child care environment can be a safe place to relax, to feel relief from the body’s and brain’s stress responses, to “regroup” emotionally, and to refuel confidence and good humor. Be attuned to any changes in your child care environment or schedule, minimize them as much as possible for the vulnerable child, and provide extra support when changes are unavoidable.Incorporate simple activities into the daily schedule to help reduce the body’s physical responses to stress. These changes in a child’s body are the most harmful to their developing brains and general health if they remain unchecked for extended periods of time. This article describes six stress-relieving activities that you can easily integrate into a child’s day.Give the child plenty of opportunities to make choices, be in control, and feel competent. Child care settings are full of small choice-making opportunities – make the most of them, especially when a child is vulnerable to stress. Each time you give the child the chance to be in control by making a choice, even when it’s something small, it helps to balance the circumstances over which they don’t have control.Communicate affection, comfort, and most of all hope to vulnerable children. You can’t change the circumstances that are causing stress for the child or family. But you can help children cope and develop a resilient attitude by saying, through words and actions, “This is so hard, I know. But I’m here to help you get through this. You are safe and accepted here, no matter what.”Coping with the challenges of military family life can be difficult for young children as well as their parents, perhaps more so because they lack their parents’ experience and resources. But they do have YOU, and you can provide the structure, comfort, understanding, and patience that will help them successfully navigate times of stress and develop resilience to cope with changes in the future that are part of growing up in a military family.Explore other articles, recorded webinars, and other resources related to young military-connected children, stress, and providing supportive care.___________________________________________________________This blog post was written by Kathy Reschke, Child Care Leader at Military Families Learning Network. Original source: /?p=4349last_img read more

Michael Carrick lauds Anhony Martial’s perfect Manchester United debut against Liverpool

first_imgScoring against arch-rivals Liverpool on his debut was the perfect way for Anthony Martial to introduce himself to his team mates and Manchester United’s supporters, midfielder Michael Carrick said.Martial became the world’s most expensive teenager when United signed him from Monaco for a reported 36 million pounds ($55.7 million) on transfer deadline day, and although he is well known in France, the size of his fee and relatively low profile due to his age prompted murmurs of surprise in England.Midfielder Carrick joined captain Wayne Rooney in admitting that he did not know much about the teenager when United signed him, but backed Martial to have a bright future at United based on his debut performance.”I have to be totally honest, I didn’t know an awful lot about him but I do now! To start like that, you can’t really ask for more,” Carrick was quoted as saying by the club’s website.Also read: Martial scores debut goal as Man United beat Liverpool 3-1   Martial put the gloss on United’s 3-1 win at the weekend after coming on as a second-half substitute when he danced past three defenders in the 86th minute and sidefooted the ball home.”It doesn’t get any better than that does it? Coming in and coming on, scoring against Liverpool like that,” the 34-year-old Carrick added.Also read: Martial a massive gamble for United, says Henry “He has done well to get in that position and I thought the finish was terrific, how he just slotted it home, he was so calm and composed. You can’t ask for a better start.advertisement”He has announced himself and everyone has seen it on the big stage. It’s a good start for him. I am sure his confidence will be sky high after that.”It’s a good way to settle him and if that has raised expectations then so be it, but that is part of the game.”last_img read more

Open Trans-Tasman – Men’s Open Game 3 Report

first_imgThe Australian Mens Open team have sealed a thrilling 2-1 series victory over New Zealand after winning game three 5-4 in a drop off.The conditions somewhat improved for the commencement of the final game of the series and Jordan Marshall-King made the most of the better-quality surface to cut the defence apart to find Shaun Francis for the opener.Francis was at it again five minutes later this time in defence to deny the Kiwis right on the line after the hosts took an intercept and ran the length of the field. The Aussies recovered and again turned the Kiwis away.The Australians couldn’t convert a tough chance at the other end of the field when a tap back inside from James Shute couldn’t quite make it into the hands of Marshall-King who was certain to score. The Kiwis took full advantage levelling it up at 1 all through Raiki Willison.The scoring was free-flowing for remainder of the first half with Rob Nakhla’s try matched by another one from the Kiwis. When Hennessey and Marshall-King both scored for the Aussies the hosts found themselves two clear but a third to the Touch Blacks this time through Maurice Stone sent the teams into half time with a 4-3 scoreline.Conditions worsened after the break and whilst the scoring dried up the display of desperation from both sides was evident for all to see.Sean Law scored to level it back up at 4 all and the defensive effort from the Australians in the final minutes turned the Kiwis away time and time again to send it into a drop off to decide the Mens series.With the match in the balance and the Aussies pressing the Kiwis line the ball made its way into the hands of Dylan Hennessey who found an unmarked Scott Bundy for the match and series winning try.last_img read more

10 months agoLazio deny reports of deal for Liverpool winger Bobby Adekanye

first_imgLazio deny reports of deal for Liverpool winger Bobby Adekanyeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio have denied reports of a deal for Liverpool winger Bobby Adekanye.Adekanye, who joined Liverpool from Barcelona in 2015, has been linked with Lazio in the last few days.However, the Serie A club said in a statement on their official website on Monday that no deal is in place.It read: “In reference to the news released by some media, according to which SS Lazio have found an agreement with the player Bobby Adekanye, the club denies this and announces that it has not signed any contract, nor has it started negotiations for the aforementioned player.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

11 days ago​Eriksson swayed Abramovich to buy Chelsea over Spurs: I thought he was the driver!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Eriksson swayed Abramovich to buy Chelsea over Spurs: I thought he was the driver!by Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson had a role to play in Roman Abramovich buying Chelsea.The Russian billionaire was famously searching for a football club to purchase in the early 2000s.When he spoke with Swedish coach Eriksson about a club that would be suitable for his needs, he was advised to go with Chelsea over Tottenham.The Blues have enjoyed one of the most successful periods in their history under Abramovich.Recalling their conversation, Eriksson told The Times: “We met at Les Ambassadeurs [a casino and club in London].”There were three men standing there. One is properly dressed, the other is so-so and the third, I thought he was the driver. Of course that was Roman.”He wanted to buy a club in Moscow so we went to Moscow for three days. We saw all the clubs and I said buy Dinamo. They had the best facilities.”I went on holiday and his right-hand man phoned. Roman changed his mind. He wants to buy a club in London.”Tottenham or Chelsea? I said, ‘What does he want to do?’ He said he wants to win.”I said, ‘So buy Chelsea. You have to change half the team. Tottenham you have to change the whole team.'” last_img read more

4 days agoMan Utd warned against signing Leicester ace James Maddison

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd warned against signing Leicester ace James Maddisonby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have been urged to avoid signing Leicester City ace James Maddison.That’s on the advice of former United midfielder Kleberson.”I don’t think it would be great for Maddison to join United,” the World Cup winner told US-Bookies.com.”They [Leicester] have had a good start to the season but when you do a big jump from a smaller club to United, it is mentally tough for these players.”They have to be able to learn to adapt to play at a big club. It will be interesting to see if they can, but I don’t know if he will be a good enough signing for United.” last_img read more

No, College Basketball Reporter, It Did Not Seem Like Kentucky Had 7 Players On The Floor vs. Auburn

first_imgA screenshot of a press conference transcript.Kentucky’s men’s basketball team made easy work of Auburn in this afternoon’s SEC Tournament semifinal game, blowing out the Tigers, 91-67. John Calipari’s squad held Bruce Pearl’s team to 33 percent shooting from the field, while making 56 percent of their own shots. It was a dominating performance in basically every facet of the game. Following the contest, a reporter asked Auburn’s K.T. Harrell if it felt like Kentucky had seven players on the floor. It did not. #math pic.twitter.com/JWg0KVMHHD— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) March 14, 2015Math can be hard sometimes. Kentucky will play in the SEC Tournament championship game Sunday.last_img

Video: Leonard Fournette Can Squat 400 Pounds Pretty Easily

first_imgLeonard Fournette squats during workouts.Leonard Fournette SquatWe’ve already covered here how much of a beast LSU running back Leonard Fournette is. He’s an incredible talent on the field and by the looks of things, a hard worker off of it.Today, Fournette posted a video on Twitter showing him squatting 400 pounds with ease. I had to take a lost so I could cherish this ish @1future 400 easy @LSUfball pic.twitter.com/C1MaFU2SEL— 7⃣ (@_fournette) February 16, 2016That weight is nothing for him. SEC defenders beware.last_img