Scoreboard roundup — 3/3/21

first_imgMarch 4, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/3/21 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 114, Cleveland 111Detroit 129, Toronto 105Philadelphia 131, Utah 123 (OT)Brooklyn 132, Houston 114Charlotte 135, Minnesota 102Atlanta 115, Orlando 112Chicago 128, New Orleans 124Dallas 87, Oklahoma City 78Portland 108, Golden State 106Sacramento 123, LA Lakers 120NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWashington 2, Boston 1 (SO)Toronto 6, Edmonton 1St. Louis 3, Anaheim 2Arizona 3, Los Angeles 2Vegas 5, Minnesota 1Colorado 4, San Jose 0TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLVillanova 72, Creighton 60Florida St. 93, Boston College 64San Diego St. 71, UNLV 62Louisville at Virginia Tech (Canceled)Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Prince William to open Magdalen library

first_imgThe Duke of Cambridge will be visiting Oxford to open Magdalen’s recently completed Longwall Library. The Prince will come on May 11, spending his morning touring the facilities and officially opening them. For some students, like first-year Magdalenite Oliver Baldwin, this is an honour for the school. “I’m very excited about The Duke of Cambridge coming to open the new library”, Baldwin told Cherwell. “The Queen is a symbol of Britain and The Duke of Cambridge, as the future king, is a symbol of where Britain is going, always remaining relevant to each new generation.”The library has been under construction for more almost two years and was a multi-million pound renovation involving the building of a new wing and the complete gutting and refurbishment of the interior, allowing for more reading spaces and natural light. Since the library was closed, the college has been using a library tent, loving called the “Marquee” by the students.Current Magdalen JCR President Sam Sherburn hoped the Duke would see the value of the building. “I’ve talked about Magdalen’s New Library Project to more alumni than I care to remember across several Telethons” Sherburn said. “It is a fantastic project and it is great to see it open at long last. I hope that the Duke of Cambridge will be able to see for himself the hard work and dedication of those involved in the project– and those revising for their exams, for whom the New Library is a much-needed asset!”The funding drive involved raising £10.5 million, involving many donations from alumni and hours of work from current students in telethon and administrators, not to mention the thousands of hours of work by the construction company contracted to build it. This is why some are less than thrilled the Prince was chosen to open the library.“Prince William has made it to his current position simply by being born to a certain father” said first-year musician from Magdalen Ted Mair. “This appears to me as exactly the kind of cultural elitism that Magdalen, as part of the University of Oxford, should be discouraging. As an institution trying to open its gates to students from as many walks of life as possible, this choice of guest seems like a step backwards.”Others have pointed out that Magdalen has many influential and famous alumni who could have been chosen, while Prince William’s only connection to the school is his Great, Great Uncle attended but did not graduate.One source told Cherwell. “We have a great many Magdalen alumni who have achieved far more through their own endeavours than Prince William has by accident of birth. Why didn’t the college choose one of them?”The Duke will also be opening the Blavatnik School of Government and the Weston Library during his visit, and the Duchess of Cambridge will not be accompanying him for the visit.last_img read more

Preparing for Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

first_imgPreparing for Susan G. Komen Race For The CureSEPTEMBER 28TH, 2018 MITCH ANGLE EVANSVILLE, INDIANAFor the past 20 years, one Evansville organization has been on a mission to end breast cancer forever. The Evansville Komen affiliate has given more than $8.3 million for breast health services, with an additional $3.3 million to find a cure.5,000 individuals have registered for Race For a Cure, and about 500 volunteers will be at Eastland Mall lending a helping hand.Executive Director Sheila Seiler says the annual race help thousands of women who are not able to get their annual mammogram. Packet pickup and registration begins 7 a,m, on September 30th.The survivor parade is set to begin at 8 a.m. before the 5K run and walk that begins at 9 a.m.Individuals wanting to be involved can get more information by clicking here.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Muntons explores its darker side

first_imgT he great thing about using malts in breads and cakes is that they can replace quite a bit of the salt and sugar.” That statement, from Andy Janes, general manager – marketing, Muntons Malted Ingredients, should have the Food Standards Agency beating a path to its door to find out more.It should at least make the FSA’s ears prick up, because it fits neatly in with the road of no return, down which all in the baking indus- try are being guided – towards perceived ’healthier’ products.A supermarket buyer was recently overheard saying: “Soon, we want all additives out, all E numbers out!” That’s very commendable, particularly if you read recent press reports on how they affect children’s moods and concentration, but in most cases these need replacing with something else. And even before consumers get around to reading the label, they need to find the product appealing enough to pick up in the first place.Consider the humble chocolate muffin. It needs to be dark, delicious and draw you to purchase. There is no doubt that most consumers would choose a velvety dark brown muffin over a mid-brown version. Just compare the two pictured below. But the one with most eye-appeal – surely the one on the right – is not full of extra chocolate, artificial colouring or flavourings. It contains simple, clean-label malt.Muntons, based at Stowmarket in Suffolk and Bridlington in Yorkshire, has been making malt for over 80 years and exports all over the world. In this quite clever muffin test, carried out by the company, Muntons introduced its latest product, Torrax, which, as the firm’s technical expert Jonathan Pritchard explains, is an ultra-dark malt, providing just the right colour, hue, texture and flavour – not only to muffins but also mincemeat and breads.Pritchard says: “Malt is a hugely versatile product. We are very proactive, looking for solutions to customers’ needs and then working closely with them. Torrax has arisen out of the desire for darker breads and muffins, which have a ’healthier’ look and the need for totally clean-label goods.””In many cases, malt can be used to replace some of the salt and sugar,” he stresses. “We have a great deal of knowledge about malts and make sure our customers obtain the best results from that knowledge, which can also improve the colour of breadcrumb, the texture of crust and the sweetness of the products. Muntons can work with them to achieve the desired results.”Torrax malt is made from 100% pure roasted, malted (sprouted) barley. It is naturally resistant to high temperatures, as well as freeze-thaw instability and extremes of pH. It is available in liquid and powder form and in convenient package sizes to suit large craft bakeries, as well as wholesale, plant and in-store bake-ries, explains Janes. “We believe it makes good products great and that can be reflected in the price to consumers, as well as on the label.”In the past 10 years, Muntons has spent £35 million on expanding its production plant. Janes says the company buys barley and wheat seeds that are grown under controlled conditions of heat and light. This releases natural enzymes that convert starch to sugar and these naturally produced sugars make for a naturally sweeter product.Wheat malt can be cut – or ’kibbled’ – so you get the goodness of whole grain, which can be added to the loaf to give texture. The grains can also be steamed and squashed between rollers. This makes wholegrain flakes, which are tasty, easy to digest and add texture and sweetness. Says Janes: “We also make flour by grinding the malted grain. The inclusion of malt flour at a rate of 5% is a total flavour-enhancer.”The flakes and kibbled products were developed for in-store and wholesale bakers to be used as a finishing product on the crust – for example, nutty malt which is said to add a soft sweet nutty finish.With Torrax, the new ultra-dark product is formed by taking roasted malt extracts, then putting them through an ultra-filter and extracting the concentrate for use in breads, cakes muffins and mincemeat. A substance that claims to add or reduce sweetness, add colour, add flavour, add texture and even reduce the need for salt almost sounds too good to be true. “Yes, Muntons malt extracts do all that,” says Janes, “and they are also wholesome and completely clean-label.”Well, if you had showered with water, then soaked in a bath, before being steam-cleaned and then dried off, you’d be squeaky clean too. n—-=== Malted flour ===process? Soak grains in water? Germinate? Spray with water and heat? Put in a kiln (oven)? Heat to dry—-=== Extracts process ===? Make mash by crushing grains of wheat or malted barley.? Cover with warm water, while starch converts to sugar. The sugars range from glucose to complex sugars that are broken down in the body not the mouth. The end result is called a wort (used by brewers as the basis for beer).? The wort is boiled in a vacuum to give a sweet brown syrup with a beautiful flavour. Muntons then sells it as a syrup or powder.? As a syrup, it is added to the dough as a natural flavour enhancer and it also helps bakers reduce the amount of salt needed.? As a dry powder, it can be added to lots of different baked products and is therefore suited to the smaller (not plant) user. nlast_img read more

New York City’s Webster Hall Offers First Look Inside Newly-Renovated Venue [Photos]

first_imgNew York City’s Webster Hall is set to reopen its newly-refurbished doors with a show featuring hometown hero Jay Z tonight, April 26th. The popular Manhattan venue, which was originally built in 1886 and renovated in 1992, has spent the last year-and-a-half undergoing renovations which began back in August 2017. As the venue looks to reopen for business beginning this week, its new owners, Brooklyn Sports Entertainment, have finally shared the first photos of its new interior, giving local fans a glimpse inside Webster Hall 3.0.Related: Camden’s BB&T Pavilion Announces Venue Upgrades, Discounted Tickets For 25th AnniversaryAs seen in the newly-shared photos below, areas of the three-level venue including lounges, bars, and decor have all been given a facelift. In addition to major interior changes, fans will notice upon arrival that Webster will also have a new entryway on E. 11th Street. A new lounge that was once the venue’s smaller Marlin Room performance space is now a massive room meant to welcome attendees.The priority of the lengthy renovations was to make the venue’s Grand Ballroom–the largest performance space on the top floor–the main focus. The room has been refurbished with a new state-of-the-art sound system and lighting rig, along with updated acoustics developed by Arup and Sonic Designs. Other noticeable changes include the relocation of the Grand Ballroom bar from the middle of the room to stage right in hopes of preventing crowd bottlenecks, the installation of elevators, updated bathrooms, and new dressing rooms for artists and performers.“We wanted to ensure that we were true to the spirit and the history of the venue,” CEO of BSE Global Brett Yormark mentioned in a statement on the initial goal of the renovation process. “There are many traditions and characteristics we maintained, while other aspects have been contemporized to adapt to today’s standards.”Fans can check out the photos below to see some of the new updates to the venue’s interior. Fans can also visit the venue’s website for the complete listing (and tickets) for upcoming performances.Renovated Welcome Lounge (Formerly the Marlin Room)New Bar SpaceNew Design Layout In The Lounge[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Sarah Sanders raises $1M for Arkansas governor campaign

first_imgLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ campaign says she has raised more than $1 million in the first four days of her candidacy for Arkansas governor. Sanders’ campaign announced the fundraising figure on Thursday. On Monday, she announced she was running for governor with a nearly eight-minute video that embraced former President Donald Trump even as he faces an impeachment charge in the Senate. Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin has raised $1.8 million for the race since March, while Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has raised $1 million. Sanders is the daughter of former Gov. Mike Huckabee.last_img

Marlo Thomas Will Headline Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies Off-B’way

first_img Related Shows View Comments Clever Little Lies Marlo Thomas will once again star in Joe DiPietro’s comedy Clever Little Lies. Directed by David Saint, the production will play a limited engagement September 18 through January 3. Opening night is set for October 14 at off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre Upstairs. Additional casting will be announced later.Clever Little Lies follows a family with a mother who always knows what’s happening among her flock. As their son struggles under pressure from his overbearing mother, a confidence is shared between father and son that escalates into an unexpected family disclosure that could change their entire dynamic.Thomas last appeared on Broadway in Relatively Speaking. Her other Great White Way credits include The Shadow Box, Social Security and Thieves. She is best known for her run on TV’s That Girl.Clever Little Lies made its world premiere at George Street Playhouse in 2013 and ran last summer at Guild Hall. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016last_img read more

The Brookies Are Back

first_imgThanks to scientists and anglers, brook trout are returning to native streams.When Cormac McCarthy wrote these words in 2006, he offered a beautiful, powerful image of the brook trout among a bleak apocalyptic novel. This image of the brook trout from a clear mountain stream made you forget everything that happened in the rest of the harrowing story, and put you on a mossy, cool bank of a mountain stream, watching a brookie sway from one side to the other.Though the brook trout doesn’t face marauding bandits like the protagonist of The Road, brook trout face very real dangers today. Most people who live in Appalachia don’t realize that the brook trout is our only native species.“Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery. ”—Cormac McCarthy, The RoadBrook trout, or Salvelinus fontinalis, are more closely related to Arctic char in Canada and Alaska than other trout species. Holdovers from the last Ice Age, brook trout reside in clean mountain lakes, streams, and rivers from Northeast Canada to North Georgia and over to areas in the upper Midwest. They are the only trout native to the Eastern United States, and they struggle to compete with non-native rainbow and brown trout.While you would be hard-pressed to find an angler who would want to eradicate non-native species from every stream and river, fly fishers and scientists across the Blue Ridge are stepping up to protect brook trout in many of their native streams.Photo: David CannonBrookies vs. Rainbows and Browns“The most immediate and pervasive threats to brook trout are habitat loss and nonnative species—brown trout and rainbow trout, in particular,” says Shannon White, a fisheries biologist at Penn State.How did non-native brown and rainbow species end up in the mountains in the first place? During the early 20th century, logging and other resource extraction industries took a heavy toll on the water quality of mountain waterways across Appalachia. When those industries began to subside and tourism in the mountains began to rise, well-intending sportsmen introduced hardy species of European brown trout and rainbow trout from the West Coast.These species did very well in a lot of places, especially in lower elevation streams and rivers where brook trout are not suited to live. They continue to flourish throughout the Smokies. Rainbows and browns have not been stocked in over 70 years in the park, but they still thrive and provide exceptional sporting opportunities.However, rainbows and browns have encroached on the habitat of the brook trout. Brook trout struggle to survive in the Smokies and the rest of the Blue Ridge, usually hanging on in headwaters and higher-elevation streams.To fulfill their mission of protecting native fauna and flora, the National Park Service decided to remove rainbows and browns where possible in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to ensure populations of Southern Appalachian brookies could be reintroduced in 2007. To accomplish this, biologists essentially poisoned the water for browns and rainbows with a pesticide on the Lynn Camp Prong of the Little River. Though the biologists tested the pesticide and insisted to the public that there was minimal damage to the other species in the streams, the practice was nonetheless very controversial.Rainbow trout and brown trout continue to be artificially reared and stocked in streams across the region. Trout stocking programs are a top priority of the state. Tourism hotspots like Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Cherokee, N.C., attract folks from all over the country to catch trout. These stocked, non-native trout excel at reproducing in Appalachian streams and rivers, and can quite easily get right back into brook trout habitat. On the Lynn Camp Prong and other sites, anglers still occasionally catch rainbows above the natural barriers.In Hot WaterClimate change is another major challenge facing brook trout, says White. Trout streams that historically stayed cold all year long are warming up, and the fish cannot tolerate warmer water temperatures during the summer. As summers become hotter, the habitat and possible sites of restoration begin to shrink.White also reminds us that habitat loss through logging and resource extraction is still a very real threat to brook trout. Logging leads to increased sedimentation and more exposed streams with higher temperatures.One leading national group, Trout Unlimited, is focusing on habitat protection and restoration, with a pioneering project working to restore brook trout habitat in the headwaters of the Potomac, the Upper Gunpowder Watershed of Maryland, and Wilson Creek in North CarolinaThe first task is to take down small dams, culverts, and other obstructions that prevent brookies from traveling up and downstream. They’ve also developed a Brook Trout Portfolio Analysis, a GIS tool that shows areas where brook trout have the best chance to survive in the coming decades as conservationists cope with climate change. The map takes into account water pH, public land access, elevation, spring sources, proximity to logging and development.Trout Unlimited is also trying to improve eight miles of stream-side roads in Western NC to reduce stream sedimentation.“It’s common sense conservation,” says Trout Unlimited’s Appalachian coordinator Andy Brown. Everyone wants clean water, and no one can deny the impact of fishing on North Carolina’s economy. Last year it was around $380 million.”Brook trout face other challenges regionally. In Pennsylvania and West Virginia where coal was king, abandoned mines have acidified headwater streams. Across coal country, brook trout no longer inhabit 40 percent of the range that they once enjoyed.  Brook trout restoration organizations like Trout Unlimited and Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture have added limestone over time to balance the harsh acidity, and have seen success that lays the foundation for brook trout restoration in the coming years.Even well-intentioned trout stocking programs need to be mindful of brook trout habitat. Fish stocking agencies can often release rainbow and brook trout in or near brook trout habitat. Since these programs respond to pressures from the state, it is crucial for voters and taxpayers to support brook trout restoration.How + Where To Fish For BrookiesThough we should guard brook trout for the treasure that they are, don’t be shy about spending a day chasing these incredibly beautiful and aggressive fish. For many, it’s some of the most rewarding and fun fishing to be had. You’re often in places where you’re the only angler, and brook trout attack the fly ferociously.To get started, strike out with 7’ to 8’6” 3 or 4 weight rod with a floating line and a box of big brushy dry flies, like stimulators and yellow sallies in a size 12-16. Fish every pool and riffle in the stream, and try to cover a lot of ground while being stealthy. Don’t be afraid to crawl over boulders and get into skinny water, as the less-pressured fish are always the easiest to catch.You can fish for brookies in different places throughout the year, but the best dry fly season is between May and October. Just try to lay off the fishing if water temps climb to 70 degrees or more.While you can find your own hidden stream in the mountains above 3,000 feet, here’s a few places to start in your state:Virginia – Shenandoah National Park Find a spot to park along Skyline Drive, or go to the headwaters of the Rapidan River for some truly impressive brookies.West Virginia  – Seneca CreekHailed as one of the best fishing destinations in the East, Seneca Creek is known for wild fish that are very spooky and challenging to catch.North Carolina – Upper Deep CreekHike along Deep Creek Trail and go beyond the major bridge where tubers put in. Also cast a fly into the mouths of smaller feeder streams, especially the ones that are hard to get to.Tennessee- Lynn Camp ProngHead to the parking lot, rig up, and cross the bridge over the cascades to get into some wild brookies. It’s very steep, so be prepared to spend a lot of time negotiating boulders and steep terrain. Georgia – Noontootla CreekThe lower part of Noontootla Creek is private water, but head upstream on Forest Service Road 58 to fish the headwaters. The creek can be quite wide in some places, and trophy brookies reside in the deeper pools.last_img read more

BREAKING: Rescuers Search for Missing Hiker Near Roanoke

first_imgRescue teams are searching for a missing hiker from Roanoke, Va.. Paul Youmans, age 34, was last seen early on the morning of Monday, December 3, 2018 at his home in Roanoke. His vehicle was later found in the parking lot at the trailhead of Dragon’s Tooth near Catawba, Va. The 4.1-mile trail to Dragon’s Tooth, a jagged rock monolith and popular overlook, is fairly rugged, with several creek crossings and a rock scramble about three-fourths of a mile from the top.  At the summit, some hikers attempt the tricky climb of the Dragon’s Tooth itself.Paul’s scent was picked up on a trail, but it is unknown how far he traveled. Rescue crews will continue to search during daylight hours. Paul is an experienced hiker, but it is unknown how much gear he took with him. Paul is described as 5’9”, 140 lbs, with curly brown hair, brown facial hair and blue eyes.Anyone who was hiking in the area on December 3rd or 4th and may have seen Paul, is asked to call Roanoke County Emergency Communications Center at 540-562‐3265.Read more here.last_img read more

Argentina Welcomes Peruvian Gesture to Bolivia on Facilities for Access to the Sea

first_imgBy Dialogo October 25, 2010 Following a meeting with President Alan García at the Palace of Government in Lima, the foreign minister of Argentina, Héctor Timerman, expressed his country’s satisfaction with the facilities granted to Bolivia by Peru for non-sovereign access to the sea. “I congratulated the president (García), and I expressed to him Argentina’s appreciation of the gesture Peru has made in making available to Bolivia a more extensive area for its access to the sea,” said the foreign minister, who was on an official visit to Peru. “It is a generous gesture that brings nations together as brothers and shows the feeling there is among the countries of Latin America,” he added in a conversation with reporters while touring Lima’s historic center after meeting with García. Timerman indicated that he does not believe that the Peruvian gesture could discomfit Chile or that the Peruvian-Bolivian agreement could be understood as putting pressure on Santiago to grant Bolivia access to the sea. Bolivia lost its access to the sea during the War of the Pacific in the nineteenth century, in which, as an ally of Peru, it opposed Chile, which won the conflict and took Peruvian and Bolivian territory. “I don’t know what Chile thinks; I do know what Argentina thinks. It’s a gesture that shows that in Latin America we are beyond all these conflicts; if we can help another country, we’re going to do it,” he said. At a meeting on 19 October in the Peruvian port of Ilo, Peruvian President Alan García and Bolivian President Evo Morales signed a protocol relaunching the Boliviamar project, a port zone of 5 kilometers of coast and 160 hectares that was granted by Peru to Bolivia in 1992 for 99 years. The agreement grants new and greater facilities for access to the Pacific for Bolivian exports, especially minerals and gas. It includes the construction of an annex of the Bolivian Naval School and berths for Bolivian commercial ships and naval training ships.last_img read more