BYU Women’s Golf Commences NCAA Tournament Monday

first_imgMay 2, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU Women’s Golf Commences NCAA Tournament Monday Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAUSTIN, Texas-Monday, BYU women’s golf, the only women’s program in Utah to make the NCAA Tournament field, commences tournament play at the Austin, Texas region.At the regional, hosted by the University of Texas Golf Club, the Cougars are the #11 seed out of 18 teams, with the Arkansas Razorbacks as the top seed in the regional.The Cougars will also be competing against host Texas, Michigan State, Florida, Auburn, Oklahoma, Houston, Miami (Fla.), Baylor, Texas A&M, East Carolina, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech, Texas-San Antonio, Georgetown, Houston Baptist and Missouri State.The Cougars’ collective score is 41, placing them 38 strokes behind Arkansas, and are three-time defending West Coast Conference champions.BYU head coach Carrie Roberts brings an optimistic perspective into the Austin regional, saying she sees a “lot of beatable teams” and the Cougars look forward to competing.The Cougars also received all three major postseason honors from the WCC for the first time in Roberts’ tenure, as senior Kendra Dalton was the WCC’s Player of the Year, Roberts was the coach of the year and Naomi Soifua became the WCC’s Freshman of the Year. Tags: Arkansas Razorbacks/BYU Women’s Golf/Carrie Roberts/Kendra Dalton/Naomi Soifua Brad Jameslast_img read more

Oxford standoff ends after shots exchanged

first_imgThames Valley Police said yesterday they were called to the scene at 1:15 pm yesterday afternoon and that they exchanged fire with an armed man.Thank you to everyone for your understanding and patience while we worked to resolve the incident safely. We are grateful for the support of members of the public and local businesses. If you’re coming in to Oxford today you should not experience any further disruption.— TVP Oxford (@TVP_Oxford) May 8, 2018 Residents, who were evacuated from the street, have gradually been allowed back into their homes. Some police are still at the scene but most of the road closures have now been lifted.Negotiations between police and the gunman continued yesterday and went into the early hours of the morning.Heavily armed police were seen at the scene along with sniffer dogs, ambulance services, and fire services. At one point, fire services unrolled a hose onto Paradise Street to use in the standoff.Earlier in the day, an Ambulance crew carried a stretcher through the cordon, but it was not used afterwards.Ambulance crew bringing through a stretcher now at Oxford shooting scene— Fred Dimbleby (@freddimbleby) May 7, 2018As the evening drew on, paramedics were seen carrying large lights through the police cordon.Ambulance crew just came through with large torches – this may continue for a while— Fred Dimbleby (@freddimbleby) May 7, 2018Residents and onlookers gathered at a local pub on Paradise Street and said that the event had “brought them together”.Residents have been sitting outside this pub for most of the day, they say that the event has brought the street closer together— Fred Dimbleby (@freddimbleby) May 7, 2018One resident told Cherwell: “ I woke up and there was a lot of shouting and dogs were fighting outside. I came outside and there were police cars everywhere – some marked and some unmarked. One up round the castle and round the road here.”Pembroke College, which is near the scene, warned students to avoid the area.In an email, seen by Cherwell, the Deputy Home Bursar said: “Due to an ongoing security incident, please be advised to avoid the Westgate Centre and the area around the Castle.” A standoff between police and a gunman near the Westgate centre has ended peacefully after 17 hours, according to police.A 24-year-old suspect was arrested at 3am this morning after negotiations with police at the scene.A firearms incident in Paradise Square, Oxford, has ended peacefully.All road closures have been lifted in the area. A small scenewatch remains in place.— TVP Oxford (@TVP_Oxford) May 8, 2018South Central Ambulance Service said that one person was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.Shortly before 3am today a 24-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the incident. He is currently in police custody.— TVP Oxford (@TVP_Oxford) May 8, 2018last_img read more

Dr. George Rapp To Receive 2019 Sachem Award

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb will present Hoosier humanitarian Dr. George Rapp with the 2019 Sachem Award, the state’s highest honor, at a ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 27.“Dr. George Rapp has helped make his hometown, our state and the world a much better place to live through his devotion to the arts, education and medicine,” Gov. Holcomb said. “You would be hard-pressed to find someone who has made the kind of impact he has in so many different fields.”First Lady Janet Holcomb announced that Dr. Rapp will be this year’s recipient during the Hoosier Art Salon’s 95th Annual Exhibition Preview Event Thursday evening at the Indiana State Museum. Dr. Rapp, a longtime supporter of the salon, served as a co-host of the event.The Sachem is given annually to recognize a lifetime of excellence and moral virtue that has brought credit and honor to Indiana. Previous recipients include Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor (2017), Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame and world statesman (2006), and long-time businessman and civic leader P.E. MacAllister (2014). Dr. Rapp will be the third Sachem honoree named by Gov. Holcomb.A native of New Harmony, Indiana, Dr. Rapp has been a medical pioneer, champion of education and supporter of the arts throughout his life.An orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Rapp practiced for thirty-five years, serving the majority of that time as chief of orthopedic surgery and the orthopedic residency program at St. Vincent Hospital, clinical professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine, and Director of the Scoliosis Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children. In those roles, he treated a countless number of patients, including numerous children with scoliosis, and helped train many orthopedic surgery residents. An innovator, Dr. Rapp invented a hip prosthesis for total hip replacement and helped found Sofamor Danek, now a division of Medtronic, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of spinal instrumentation.Dr. Rapp’s passion for education has made a global mark. He has provided college scholarships to graduating seniors at New Harmony High School, been a lead fundraiser for the Indiana University School of Medicine, worked with the Indiana University Kenya program to supply volunteer orthopedic surgeons to help further orthopedic education in Africa, and been instrumental in developing surgical suites and housing facilities at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya.Since his retirement, Dr. Rapp has devoted his life to numerous philanthropic efforts, working with such groups as Crossroads of America Boy Scouts, Indiana Historical Society, the Indiana State Museum and Indiana Landmarks. A proponent of the arts, he helped start the New Harmony Hoosier Salon Art Gallery and the annual “First Brush of Spring” New Harmony Paint Out, now in its 21st year, and helped restore the Ravine Garden at Newfields in Indianapolis.He and his wife, Peggy, now live in Indianapolis. His life motto is “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, for all the people you can, for as long as you can.”last_img read more

Patterson Arran scoops sustainability award at Food & Drink Excellence Awards

first_imgBiscuit manufacturer Paterson Arran has been recognised for reducing its impact on the environment after receiving the Environmental Sustainability award at the 2017 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence awards.Held at the EICC, Edinburgh and known as the ‘Food Oscars’, the Scotland Food and Drink Awards recognise businesses and individuals in Scotland who are leading the way with innovation, enterprise and quality.Paterson Arran impressed judges with its environmental performance and the sustainable improvements it has made to cut waste. The company has been a landfill-free site since 2014, and despite an 86% increase in production and general waste, this has dropped by 65% since 2006. Overall energy use since 2006 has reduced by 34% and water consumption by 17%.Allan Miller, sales and marketing director at Paterson Arran, said the company was delighted to have won the award.“This has been several years in the making,” Miller said. “From the factory floor to our customer shop, we have significantly improved our environmental performance since formalising our Environmental Management System in 2007, and gaining ISO14001 recognition in 2009.”Around 820 guests attended the awards ceremony, which was hosted by TV chef Simon Rimmer.last_img read more

Ginsters, Pukka and Maryland unveil NPD ahead of summer

first_imgSource: Chunk of DevonVegan Ploughman’s Pasty – Chunk of Devon Chunk of Devon is launching a Vegan Ploughman’s Pasty later this month.The savoury item is encased in a fake bacon, vegan cheese, apple and Branston’s pickle and said to “pack the same punch” as the bakery’s shortcrust Ploughman’s Pasty, which is also making a return this summer.“With the picnic season upon us and the promise of a staycation summer ahead, we were inspired to combine two classic English dishes to create our delectable new Ploughman’s Pasty range,” Simon Bryon-Edmund, Chunk of Devon director, said. Source: PukkaSausage, Leek & Cider Pie – PukkaHot pie brand Pukka has partnered with Westons Cider to create a limited-edition Sausage, Leek & Cider pie.Available now, the savoury snack is made with 144 layers of puff pastry, slices of pork sausage, diced leeks and apples and golden Stowford Press Cider gravy. The pie, which is on sale in Morrisons (rsp: £1.89/213g) is being sold in a summer-themed box illustrated with bunting and a pint of cider. The move follows a successful collaboration between Pukka and Marston’s last year.“Since adding Pedigree into our Steak & Ale recipe last year, retail sales have increased by 32% and we expect our tasty Sausage, Leek & Cider pie to be just as successful,” Rachel Cranston, head of marketing and innovation at Pukka, said. “We’re particularly confident because in our independently commissioned consumer research into how shoppers feel about certain flavour profiles, Sausage, Leek & Cider performed strongly – especially with our younger pie fans.” Source: GinstersPukka and Ginsters have collaborated with alcohol brands to create tipple-infused savouries.But they’re not the only bakery brands getting into the spirit ahead of the summer.A host of bakery NPD from snacks to biscuits has hit shelves in a bid to perk up picnic baskets.We select some of the hot picks below. Source: GinstersSmoky Steak & Guinness Slice – Ginsters Ginsters has also collaborated with an alcohol giant to pep up its savoury slices. The pasty maker has joined forces with Guinness to launch a Ginsters Smoky Steak & Guinness Slice.Developed by the brand’s Cornish-born head chef Chris Eden, the recipe contains 100% British farmed beef with potato, carrot, onion, swede, leek, chestnut mushrooms, black treacle, garlic and a measure of Guinness. The filling is said to be brought together with a rich smoked salt infused gravy and wrapped in Ginsters’ hallmark 80-layer puff pastry. The slice is available nationwide (rsp: £1.80).“We’re all looking for more excitement at the moment and lunch has become even more important in our day,” said Sam Mitchell, Ginsters’ managing director. “We know consumers are up for trying new things and looking for recipes with a difference. It’s our job to keep the category fresh and bring flavour-driven innovations to the aisle for shoppers.”center_img Source: Burton’s Biscuit CoHazelnutter – Burton’s Biscuit CoBurton’s Biscuit Co will be adding a hazelnut variant to its three-strong Maryland Kookie Crew range this month.The Hazelnutter, which has the strapline ‘Mine All Mine’, is described as a ‘perfect combination of roasted hazelnuts, chocolate dough and loads of chocolate chips’. The NPD joins the existing It’s Mint To Be and Jaffanator flavours.The new cookies will launch in Asda on March 24 and Tesco on April 22.“Packed with personality, the Kookie Crew range celebrates the fact that Maryland is synonymous with kookiness, different to any other biscuit and providing consumers with an opportunity to enjoy imaginative new flavour and texture combinations,” said Kate Needham, Burton’s Biscuit Co’s marketing director. Source: Pep & LekkerSeed Snacks – Pep & LekkerPep & Lekker’s five-strong Seed Snacks range has undergone a recipe revamp.The products, which sit between a cracker and savoury biscuit, have a ‘crunchier format’ and now contain olive oil instead of sunflower oil, as well as fewer chia seeds. Date syrup has also been added to two of the sweet offerings.The products are available in five flavours: Rosemary & Hemp Seed, Cumin & Linseed, Fennel & Chia Seed, Apple & Cinnamon and Cacao & Coconut (rsp: £1.90).“During Lockdown we were fortunate enough to procure honest, meaningful feedback from a handful of ‘leading light’ retailers impatient for us to take the next big step,” co-founder Susan Gafsen said. “The broad consensus was that whilst our gluten-free treats showcased seeds in a bold, versatile snacking light, our well-intentioned quest to tick every imaginable wellbeing tick box had unwittingly dented our mainstream appeal.”last_img read more

Take That, Broadway! Finding Neverland Composer Gary Barlow’s Boy Band Past

first_imgOn Broadway, Gary Barlow is known as the composer of the much buzzed-about Finding Neverland—and in his native U.K., he’s something of a national treasure. In the 1990s Barlow made his name as the frontman of Take That, the Brits’ equivalent of the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync. After splitting in 1996, the band successfully reunited a decade later to huge success. Internationally, Take That has had 56 number one singles, 37 number one albums, sold 45 million records…and Barlow has pretty much penned them all! Check out our video history of this teenage 30-something’s dream below. He’s friends with SimbaBarlow did the backing vocals for Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King in 1994. Broadway fans everywhere have thus, without question, heard him sing. Why’d he do it? Barlow says John inspired him to play the piano. He made us cryWhen Zayn Malik was two years old, Robbie Williams left Take That while they were promoting the song “Never Forget.” Barlow’s anthem still brings a tear to many millions of 30-something women’s eyes. The band went on as a four-piece, but split in 1996. He answered our prayersTake That’s first number-one hit in the U.K. was “Pray,” penned by Barlow. He received the first of his six prestigious Ivor Novello Awards for the hit in 1994. If hot men’s naked torsos aren’t your thing, don’t press play. He got kinky with forksBarlow aficionados are aware that way before Jamie Dornan strutted into his red room, there was Take That’s video of their cover of the Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love.” Released in 1996 when the band was a four-piece, some very freaky things happen with a fork while they are all tied up. Jell-O made him a starTake That weren’t originally as squeaky clean as they were eventually portrayed—this infamous 1991 video of one of their early songs, “Do What U Like,” had them covered in Jell-O and stripping. (Barlow is the blonde spikey-haired boy.) Madonna inspired himAfter Take That split, Barlow tried a solo career, but unlike Williams, who went on to be huge everywhere but America, Barlow didn’t really achieve big success anywhere on his own. (If you count selling five million records as a failure.) This surprised everybody as they thought Barlow was the next George Michael—here he is singing the Madonna song “Love Won’t Wait” in 1997. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 He’s pals with the QueenSpeaking of The X Factor, Barlow replaced Simon Cowell as a judge on the U.K. show in 2011. The following year, his status as British national treasure was secured when the Queen appointed him an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in her 2012 Birthday Honours for his charity work and general awesomeness. Oh and that same year Barlow composed the monarch’s official Diamond Jubilee single, “Sing” with a Broadway scribe you might have heard of…Andrew Lloyd Webber (who makes a cameo at 2:51)! Related Shows He climbed the Billboard chartsTake That were basically big everywhere but America, however they did almost properly break it with Barlow’s splendid tune “Back for Good,” which reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1995. He always remembered his rootsTake That made a triumphant return—with new material—in the mid-2000s without Williams. It was such a success that by 2010, Williams was back on board (for a bit, anyway). This performance of “The Flood” on The X Factor was the first time we saw them all reunite on stage and it brought tears to many 30-something women’s eyes. He got Broadway to believeIt’s no wonder that mega-producer Harvey Weinstein believed in Barlow’s talents so much that in 2013 he brought him in to pen Finding Neverland. Watch Matthew Morrison and the tuner’s cast sing “Believe” in rehearsal below! Finding Neverlandlast_img read more

Bed bugs from school

first_imgJust when parents thought head lice were the only insects to invade classrooms, bed bugs have been added to the list. Hotels are typically the place that comes to mind when bedbugs are mentioned, but the critters like book bags, too. Bed bugs began making national news about three years ago. While they don’t carry disease, the pests are notoriously hard to get rid of, and just the suggestion that bed bugs might be in your home is enough to make most people’s skin crawl. They also carry a stigma that prevents people from telling their friends or their children’s teacher that they are battling bed bugs at home. “You could say that your house is surrounded by mosquitos and your neighbors would think nothing of it, but you don’t want them to know you have bed bugs,” said Paul Guillebeau, an Extension entomologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “But bed bugs don’t have anything to do with sanitation. It doesn’t mean that a house is dirty or not cared for.” While the bugs can’t be transferred from human to human, there have been reports of them hitching a ride to school in students’ book bags — and book bag to book bag transfer could be possible. School officials only notify parents when there is a serious chance one child’s bed bugs could have infested another child’s book bag, which is not common but is possible. When parents learn that one of their children’s classmates brought bed bugs to school, the first thing they should remember is not to panic. There are practical steps and precautions they can take to make sure their child doesn’t carry bedbugs into the house, Guillebeau said. If the school sends home a letter notifying parents that someone in their child’s class brought bed bugs to school, parents should not let their child bring their back pack inside the house. Leave it on the porch or in the car, he said. “If I received notification from the school about bed bugs, I would immediately wash and dry my child’s clothes when they arrived home from school. And I would not bring any items inside before a thorough inspection or treating the items to a heat treatment,” Guillebeau said. Simply leaving the book bag in a closed car during the hottest part of the day or emptying the book bag and placing it into a hot dryer for 45 minutes should kill any bugs. If you do notice bites on yourself or your child, or see bed bugs inside your house, the first rule of dealing with bed bugs still applies: Don’t panic. The bugs are hard, but not impossible, to control. You will, however, have to call a professional exterminator to handle the problem, Guillebeau said. “It’s just not a situation that amateurs can take care of themselves,” he said. While bed bug treatment can be pricey, it may be less expensive than repeatedly trying to kill the bed bugs yourself. Consumers should be careful about who they hire to exterminate bed bugs, Guillebeau said. Not all pest control companies have experience with bed bugs, so make sure to ask the company you’re considering about their experience with bedbugs, and don’t be afraid to ask for references. There are a number of bed bug resources available including Georgia Department of Public Health handbooks and fact sheets available at read more

Classes Helps Child Care Providers Get into and Stay in the Business

first_imgThe Micro Business Development Program is offering a free8 week course for people interested in starting a childcare business orexpanding their existing business. The course begins on Wednesday, May17, 2004, at 6:30 pm at our office in The Maltex Building, 431 PineStreet, Burlington, VT.Childcare has proved a pivotal industry in Vermont over the last twodecades by providing a substantial income for households where bothparents want to work. Many providers go into the field because of theircare and skills with children. The class aims to assist those providersexcel in the field by enabling them to effectively deal with businessissues.The course is based on a curriculum developed by the Marion EwingKauffman Foundation, a reputable organization devoted toentrepreneurship and education. It addresses two key components of achildcare business: the business plan and the parent handbook. Thebusiness plan helps the provider develop strong business sense while theparent handbook presents tools to effectively communicate the business tothe parents receiving care.Anyone interested in learning more about the class, or the servicesoffered by Micro Business (a program in its fifteenth year of assistinglow to moderate income Vermonters in starting and running a businesseffectively) is invited to call Gillian Franks at 860 1417.last_img read more

1 Killed, 4 Injured in Lindenhurst Bar Fight

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 25-year-old New Jersey man was fatally shot and four others were injured during a fight outside of a bar in Lindenhurst early Saturday morning, Suffolk County police said.Herminio Torres, of Elizabeth, N.J., and a 26-year-old man were shot and three men were stabbed outside 105 Grados on Sunrise Highway at 3:20 a.m., police said.Torres was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead.The second shooting victim, 26, took himself to an area hospital and was subsequently transported to another hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.A 23-year-old man was stabbed and taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Two other men who were stabbed, ages 28 and 35, were transported to local hospitals where they were treated and released. Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to call them at 631-852-6392 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.Update: Hector Gonzalez, 27, of Huntington Station was been arrested for the murder of Herminio Torres.last_img read more

Enemies at the Gateway

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