Baking Industry Awards: last call

first_imgLast call for entries into the 2007 Baking Industry Awards! The deadline for entry into all 12 categories is Friday 18 May. But there is still time to download a form from [http://www.bakeryawards.co.uk] and send it back to our events department, post-haste.There is a £500 first prize in each of the categories at stake, plus a night out at London’s glitzy Grosvenor House hotel and recognition from industry peers. Remember you have to be in it to win it! See page 13 for all the details, including how to enter and how to book a table for the Awards evening.last_img

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Calm Snake Bites

first_imgNo one anticipates being bitten by a snake. But accidents do happen. And with a snakebite, remaining calm is essential, says a University of Georgia wildlife expert.”If you’re bitten by a nonvenomous snake, you can either just do nothing or wash the bitten area with soap and water,” said Jeff Jackson, an Extension Service wildlife specialist and a professor in the D.B. Warnell School of Forestry at UGA. Jackson said sometimes a venomous snakebite can be harmless, too, if the snake didn’t inject venom. “Don’t take a chance, though,” he said. “If a venomous snake bites you, make reasonable haste to the nearest hospital.” Stay calm, he said, and immobilize the bitten area. “Never cut into the bite,” he said, “unless you’re a true expert.” Farm workers, children playing outdoors and snake handlers are the most frequent snakebite victims. Jackson said bites of pit vipers cause intense pain. “They hurt worse than a bee sting,” he said. “Coral snakes are an exception. They don’t hurt much.” The good news for snakebite victims is that nearly everybody recovers. The U.S. snakebite fatality rate is less than 1 percent. This includes people who refuse treatment. “In short, very few people die of snakebite,” Jackson said. “You are 20 times more likely to be killed by lightning than by a snake.”last_img read more

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Cricket News Sydney Test: What should Virat Kohli’s playing XI be for historic Test?

first_imgNew Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team are on the cusp of a historic series win Down Under. The 137-run win in the Boxing Day Test has given India a 2-1 series lead heading into the Sydney Test. With Kohli’s side having retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the team must avoid defeat to become the first Asian nation to win a Test series Down Under. However, the Indian cricket team are facing some issues related to selection. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma are under an injury cloud, with Kohli all but ‘ruling out’ the offspinner for the Test. While the Indian team has announced the 13-man squad, the decision regarding the playing XI and the fitness status of both Ishant and Ashwin will be made just before the toss.However, the injury to these two players and with Rohit Sharma also missing the Test due to the birth of his daughter, there are some slots available in the batting and bowling line-up. There is a big debate regarding what should be the composition of the playing XI in Sydney. Here is the analysis of what should be India’s playing XI for the final Test, which will take place on a pitch which will assist the spinners a lot more.Read More | Not thought too much about losing series against India: Tim PaineOpeners (1,2): Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul/Hanuma VihariMayank Agarwal displayed magnificent technique and presence of mind in the Melbourne Test in which he smashed 76 and 42 on debut. His fifty displayed his maturity and had a calming influence on the Indian batting order. However, with Rohit Sharma not in the squad, there is every chance that Hanuma Vihari might drop down to the No.6 position. This gives KL Rahul yet another chance to cement his place at the top of the order. For Rahul, Sydney gives him another opportunity to shine on the international stage, having smashed a century in 2015 after a woeful debut in Melbourne.Read More | Ravichandran Ashwin’s similar injuries ‘unfortunate’: Virat KohliMiddle order (3,4,5): Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya RahanePujara has been the difference-maker for India in this series, with his centuries in Adelaide and Melbourne giving India victory. Kohli, on the other hand, has been sublime as always while Rahane has also contributed at vital times. However, the batting will be boosted if Rahane goes on to make a big score.Read More | BCCI announces 13-man squad for SCG Test, call on Ashwin tomorrow Nos 6, 7,8: Hanuma Vihari/KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra JadejaWith Rahul included in the 13-man squad, Hanuma Vihari might be demoted to No.6 like he was in Perth. However, looking at Rahul’s confidence at the top, it might be a good move for Kohli to push Vihari to the top and Rahul at 6 to boost the lower middle order. With the Sydney pitch giving assistance to the spinners, Ravindra Jadeja, who had a solid performance in the Melbourne Test, keeps his spot at eight as the bowling all-rounder.Nos 9,10,11: Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav/Umesh YadavWith the SCG wicket assisting spinners, India might play two spinners. If that is the case, then Kuldeep Yadav might team up with Jadeja for his first Test Down Under. In case India opt for four pacers, then Umesh Yadav might come into the side to pair up with Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. With Ishant Sharma ruled out, the chances of Umesh playing might brighten if India go for a four-pronged pace attack.NOTE: All could change if Ravichandran Ashwin is passed fit for the game. In case the offspinner is declared fit, India might play for Ashwin in place of Kuldeep or JadejaPlaying XI according to batting order:Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja/Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav/Umesh Yadav For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgTOKYO-COMPETITION SCHEDULETokyo Olympic venues lined up, schedule remains the sameTOKYO (AP) — The 42 venues for next year’s delayed Tokyo Olympics have been secured and the competition schedule will remain almost identical to the one that would have been used this year.The Athletes Village and the main press center have also been lined up for 2021.That was the message delivered Friday to IOC members by Tokyo organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori and CEO Toshiro Muto. They spoke from Japan to a full session of the IOC membership meeting online. July 17, 2020 — The mayor of Edmonton, Alberta, says a preliminary assessment shows storm damage to Rogers Place is not structural and the arena will be able to hold upcoming NHL games. Don Iveson says Thursday night’s flooding and damage to the arena’s roof caused “cosmetic” damage. Edmonton and Toronto were chosen as the hub cities for the playoffs that were suspended when the pandemic hit in March. Teams are to arrive in the cities in just more than a week, with games to start Aug. 1.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSMore than 300 Division I football games have been canceled or postponed because of the pandemicUNDATED (AP) — A total of 315 Division I football games have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Associated Press research, 102 Football Bowl Subdivision games are off. That number is 255 for the Football Championship Subdivision. Included in those numbers are 42 matchups between FBS and FCS teams. The Colonial Athletic Association, Ivy League, Patriot League and MEAC have canceled or postponed their seasons. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have canceled nonconference games. The CAA is allowing its members to play as independents this season. Update on the latest sports During Gorton’s tenure from 1972 to 1976, Indiana reached the AIAW national tournament’s Final Four in 1973 and the regional finals two other times. Gorton was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2014 and worked as a faculty member at Wheaton College in Illinois, Taylor University in Indiana and Bowling Green following her coaching career. EARNHARDT-PLANE CRASHDetails released in crash of plane carrying Earnhardt Jr.UNDATED (AP) — New details released by the National Transportation Safety Board show Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a pilot struggled to open an airplane’s wing emergency exit as the aircraft began to burn and fill with smoke before the race car driver and his family managed to escape from the main door during a 2019 crash in Tennessee. Documents released Thursday by the NTSB provide pilot, passenger and witness statements about the Aug. 15, 2019 plane crash at an airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Earnhardt was with his wife, 15-month-old daughter, two pilots and the family dog when their Cessna crashed. A total of 223 Division II games are off.In other college sports developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— Southeastern Conference schools will honor the scholarships of athletes who opt not to participate in fall competition because of concerns about COVID-19. The league announced the decision today, saying the athletes will remain in good standing with their team. SEC’s Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously on the issue based on a recommendation of the league’s athletic directors. The SEC hasn’t announced plans for football and other fall sports yet. — The Atlantic 10 Conference is postponing its fall sports season, which includes soccer, cross country, field hockey and women’s volleyball. The conference announced it will try to play those sports in the spring semester, and has agreed to a “look-in” window during September to evaluate whether it is possible to conduct shortened, conference-only seasons in fall sports.— Ball State athletic department officials say they are looking to fill three open dates on the school’s football schedule after losing a third non-conference game. The Cardinals were scheduled to play host to Maine in the Sept. 3 season-opener. That was before the Black Bears and the Colonial Athletic Association announced they had suspended the fall sports season. Ball State’s road trips to Indiana and Michigan were canceled last week when the Big Ten opted to conduct a league-only schedule, a move that reportedly will cost the Mid-American Conference school almost $1.7 million in guaranteed money. — The University of Michigan and Michigan State have announced positives tests for COVID-19. Michigan says 121 tests were conducted those days on athletes, coaches and staff with four positives. To date, the athletic department has reported 635 tests with eight positives. All the positive tests have been on athletes. Michigan State announced it conducted testing on 38 athletes Monay, with three positives.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-MICHIGAN-LIVERSMichigan’s Livers forgoing NBA, returning to WolverinesANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Isaiah Livers is returning for his senior season.Livers announced Friday he was removing his name from NBA draft consideration and said he was excited to come back to Ann Arbor. Estimates in Japan say the delay will cost $2 billion to $6 billion, with Japanese taxpayers picking up most of the bills. Olympic officials have not given any overall cost estimates, and have not specified the cost of renegotiating contracts for venues and other facilities.The opening ceremony for the Olympics will be on July 23, 2021. However, women’s softball and soccer will open on July 21, men’s soccer on July 22, and archery and rowing on July 23.Unlike the large, public celebration of a year ago, local organizers at the last minute have put together a more modest, non-public event for Thursday inside the new $1.43 billion national stadium to mark one year to go. Organizers have teased a possible appearance of the Olympic flame.IOC MEETINGBach warns against Olympic boycotts, seeks re-election NHL-NEWSNHL announces 3 finalists for the Vezina TrophyUNDATED (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) of the Tampa Bay Lightning has been selected as a Vezina (VEH’-zih-nuh) Trophy finalist for the third consecutive season, with a shot at becoming the first back-to-back winner of the NHL’s top goalie award in 12 years. Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyk and Boston’s Tuukka Rask rounded out the list of finalists released on Friday following a vote by the league’s general managers. Vasilevskiy finished with an NHL-leading 35 wins, which included a 21-game stretch in which he went 19-0-2, and closed the season going 21-5-1 over his final 27 starts. He was a first-time Vezina winner last year, and finished third in the vote in 2018. New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur was the last repeat winner in 2007 and ’08In other NHL news:center_img Livers has started 46 games in three seasons at Michigan. He led the Wolverines in scoring last season at 12.9 points per game, although he was limited to 21 games because of injury problems. Coach Juwan Howard says it was a great afternoon when Livers stopped by his office and said he’d be back.WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OBIT-INDIANA-GORTONBea Gorton, Indiana’s 1st women’s hoops coach, dies at 73BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bea Gorton, the first women’s basketball coach at Indiana, has died. She was 73.Gorton still has the best winning percentage in school history at .738 and holds the distinction of coaching the program’s only All-American, Debbie Oing. — Los Angeles Angels right-hander Justin Anderson will have Tommy John surgery. Anderson was a candidate for a spot in the Angels’ bullpen after going 3-0 with a 5.55 ERA in 54 appearances last season. He recently had an MRI that showed a torn ligament in his right elbow. Anderson missed several weeks of spring training after injuring his oblique muscle while playing catch. He also missed a large portion of last season with an injured trapezius muscle in his neck and back.— Second baseman DJ LeMahieu returned to the field for the New York Yankees on Friday after missing nearly two weeks with COVID-19. Manager Aaron Boone announced on July 4 that LeMahieu and right-hander Luis Cessa tested positive for the coronavirus before traveling to New York and said they were self-isolating at home. LeMahieu was not in the lineup for Friday’s intraquad game but hit in a batting cage and was to take grounders on the field. Boone wants LeMahieu to build up his legs and said it’s not clear whether he will be ready for Thursday night’s opener at Washington.— The Blue Jays are still waiting to hear from the Canadian government whether they will be allowed to play in Toronto this season. A top Canadian government health official credits the Blue Jays for their willingness to live in a quarantine environment, but says problems remain with Major League Baseball’s proposed plan to play in Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic. The team has been given clearance by Ontario and Toronto to play regular-season games in Rogers Centre and awaits approval from Canada’s federal government.— The Minnesota Twins will keep using off-duty Minneapolis police officers for security during the 2020 season. The Twins have 30 home games on the virus-abbreviated schedule, likely without fans in attendance. The Twins began reviewing their relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department after the May 25 death of George Floyd, the handcuffed Black man who died after Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for nearly 8 minutes. Floyd’s death sparked nationwide unrest and spurred the Minneapolis city council to study the feasibility of replacing the police department with a different structure.— Major League Baseball teams are trying to find ways to remain engaged with fans during a pandemic-delayed season in which games won’t include spectators. One plan gaining popularity has fans purchasing the right to have their likenesses on cutouts that will be placed in seats at their favorite team’s ballpark. The Chicago White Sox, LA Dodgers, New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants are among teams offering fans a chance to have their likenesses on cutouts that will be placed in seats at their favorite team’s ballpark. The Chicago White Sox, LA Dodgers, New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants are among teams offering fans a chance to have their cutouts in the stands. In a conference call Thursday Rodriguez said baseball players’ leverage had changed since the 1994-95 strike. He said the rise of the NFL and NBA had changed the equation along with digital media, and said the players’ association should work collaboratively with MLB to raise the sport’s market share.Following the collapse of labor talks dealing with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, relations between Major League Baseball and the players’ association are at the lowest point in a quarter-century. The sides appear headed to a spring training lockout in 2022.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred unilaterally announced a 60-game schedule this year as the union kept open the possibility of filing a grievance accusing teams of negotiating in bad faith.In other MLB news:— Five more baseball players tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, raising the total to 80 since testing started in late June. Major League Baseball and the players’ association said six out of 10,548 samples were new positives in the week ending Thursday, a rate of 0.05%. In addition to players, one staff member tested positive. The week included a five-day span with no new positive tests. Including the initial intake screening that started in late June, 93 of of 21,701 samples have resulted in new positives, a rate of 0.4%. The positives included 80 players and 13 staff members. Ryan Palmer shot a 68 and Tony Finau (FEE’-now) 69, setting the early target Friday at 9-under 135, leaving Woods at least 12 shots behind if he does make it to the weekend.MLB-NEWS5 more Major League Baseball players positiveUNDATED (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is calling for baseball players to accept the kind of revenue-sharing system that is tied to a salary cap, sparking quick opposition from the union. A-Rod is among four groups of bidders for a possible purchase of the New York Mets. He is preparing for the start of his third season as an analyst on ESPN’s Sunday night telecasts. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPGA-MEMORIALBig finish gives Woods hope of making cut at MemorialDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — After five months without competition, Tiger Woods was grinding as hard as ever Friday — just to stick around for the weekend at the Memorial. Woods missed a pair of 3-foot putts, took a double bogey from the fairway and was headed toward a weekend off at the course where he has won five times. But his birdie-birdie-par finish gave him a 76 and might be enough to make the cut. Along with missing short putts, Woods says his back felt a little stiff while warming up. He says he’s bound to have days like this. He was at 3-over 147, his highest 36-hole score at the Memorial since his first time playing it 23 years ago. GENEVA (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is warning against Olympic boycotts. China’s human rights record is an expected target ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Some lawmakers and diplomats have criticized China for its detention and treatment of its Muslim minority Uighur people and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. The issue is personal for Bach, who won a gold medal in team fencing at the 1976 Montreal Olympics but could not defend the title when West Germany joined the United States and others in refusing to send teams to the 1980 Moscow Games. Bach said Friday that the only political effect the boycott of 1980 had was to trigger a revenge boycott of the following Olympic Games in Los Angeles.Bach also confirmed he will seek re-election as IOC president next year. Bach seems certain to get four more years in 2021 after almost half of the 100 International Olympic Committee members from around the world praised him in an online version of their annual meeting.last_img read more

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ACC moves Syracuse-Virginia game to Sunday at 7 p.m. due to impending snowstorm

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 21, 2016 at 3:08 pm Syracuse’s game at No. 13 Virginia has been moved from noon on Saturday to 7 p.m. on Sunday, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced in an email Thursday afternoon. The game will air on ESPN2.The conference also announced that the Cavaliers’ Monday road meeting with Wake Forest has been moved to Tuesday, both announcements coming with a historic snowstorm set to hit the east coast on Friday and Saturday. Washington, D.C. and Virginia areas are reportedly going to be most affected by the inclement weather, which includes UVA’s Charlottesville campus.Thursday morning, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. all declared a state of emergency due to the storm.The Orange (13-7, 3-4 ACC) has won three straight contests and its date with the Cavaliers will be the last of a four-game road swing. Virginia (14-4, 3-3) is coming off a win over Clemson on Tuesday, and has won all nine of its home games this season. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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