Australian puds for Xmas

first_imgPosh handmade puddings from Australia are vying for space on British Christmas tables this year.Pudding Lane boasts that it does not use any automated processes, production lines, or electric steam ovens to make its Classic Christmas pudding, Date & Toffee Log or Australian Macadamia Nuts and Barossa Valley Brandy Pudding.The company combines ingredients by hand, puts the mixture into lined boiling cloths and boils in gas-fired coppers before they are hung on a line to age and mature. They are then dressed in plain cotton fabric to sell.Pudding Lane uses only locally sourced ingredients to produce its Christmas puddings, made to an inherited prize-winning family recipe, in order to minimise its impact on the environment. The fruit, sugar, eggs, butter, flour, breadcrumbs and spices used all come from the country, with the brandy, matured in American oak, from the Barossa Valley wine region of South Australia.last_img read more

The Latest: World Rugby offers $100 million relief fund

first_imgUp to 1,200 meals per day are being prepared in the kitchens of the Parc des Princes in western Paris. They are then delivered by volunteers from the Street Food en Mouvement (Street Food on the Move) association.Volunteers from the association have used the stadium kitchens since April 9. Four trucks have been used to take more than 5,000 meals to seven hospitals.Every day a team of 12 delivers a full meal outside hospitals from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6 p.m.-10 p.m.PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says the hospital workers are “true heroes” who should continue to be applauded.___ The BCCI bowed to the inevitable to suspend the Twenty20 competition until further notice.BCCI honorary secretary Jay Shah says “the health and safety of the nation and everyone involved in our great sport remains our top priority and … the IPL 2020 season will only commence when it is safe and appropriate to do so.”The eight-week IPL was to begin on March 29 but was then pushed back to April 15.___Nice coach Patrick Vieira has been thanked by the city’s mayor for donating 250 iPads to elderly people in four public care homes. The Latest: World Rugby offers $100 million relief fund Associated Press World Rugby says “it is designed to assist the maximum number of unions for the maximum amount of time while there is a rugby void.”The body adds “the financial package will potentially involve a combination of advances and loans” for Six Nations and Sanzaar unions and that “World Rugby is also committed to supporting emerging nations and regional associations where required.”___The Indian Premier League has been suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic.The IPL has become cricket’s primary annual competition in April and May but India this week extended the world’s biggest lockdown to May 3. That has dashed hopes by the Board of Control for Cricket in India of a shortened IPL in May possibly without spectators. April 16, 2020 The 43-year-old Vieira is a former player who won the 1998 World Cup with France.Mayor Christian Estrosi says “together we’re always stronger and I thank Patrick Vieira and Nice for their generosity.”Estrosi says the tablets are essential in helping people maintain contact with their families “and limit the isolation of our elders during the confinement period.”___French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain is helping to provide meals for medical staff combating the coronavirus outbreak. More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___World Rugby is offering a $100 million relief fund for national unions distressed by the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Syracuse’s lockdown defense propels it to 4-0 victory over RIT in CHA semifinals

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — For Syracuse, the best defensive team in College Hockey America, Friday night’s evisceration of Rochester Institute of Technology was expected. Syracuse has the best scoring defense in the conference allowing just 1.8 goals per game and the Tiger offense had been dismal all season, scoring just 1.4 goals a contest. So when the Orange strode into the HarborCenter on the verge of its third-straight CHA tournament final, it was business as usual.As SU systematically broke down the Tigers on the offensive end, scoring four goals and firing off 42 shots, well-rested Orange defenders made sure Friday night would be a game the Tigers would soon want to forget.In 240 regular-season minutes, the Tigers only scored four goals against a stout SU defense. Tonight, the Tigers found no new success as Syracuse (16-12-5, 14-4-2 CHA) cruised to a 4-0 victory over RIT (7-27-2, 4-14-2) in the CHA tournament semifinal.“They (our defenders) were just stepping up, not giving them any room … it was huge,” SU goalie Abbey Miller said.Syracuse showcased the defense that had been one of the few consistencies present during the five-month long season. In three periods, the Tigers only mustered 13 shots, a handful of grade-A scoring opportunities and most importantly, zero goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textComing into the game, Syracuse noticed that they had been more successful when they pressured RIT on the forecheck. The biggest evidence of the defensive dominance resulted in RIT only getting one shot off in 5:07 of having a skater advantage.“It feels great to see everyone give a 110 percent,” SU forward Heather Schwarz said. “Especially since it was no guarantee if this would be our last game. We had to go all out.”SU’s best defensive players performed to their standards. Two days removed from being named best defenseman in the conference, Allie Munroe pressured RIT skaters and was a key factor in not allowing the Tigers to establish any form of an offensive zone. Down on the offensive end, where SU spent the majority of its time, Munroe also contributed a goal.In net Miller recorded her ninth shutout of the season with ease. The junior faced just 13 shots and none threatened her perfect day. With the shutout, Miller became the all-time leader in Orange history in just her first season as a starter.Junior Dakota Derrer did what she’s done best all season, as she laid out repeatedly to clog passing lanes and disrupt any rhythm the Tigers established. Forward Jessica Sibley was a wrecking ball on a swarming Orange defense as the senior contributed two blocks. Near the boards, the 6-foot-1 Lindsay Eastwood stretched out her stick and became a menace with her poke check, consistently knocking away pucks from RIT forwards.“It wasn’t anything special,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. “They don’t do anything special. It was basically just be aggressive.”The venue was different, the opponent was familiar, and the result was the same. Comments Published on March 4, 2017 at 12:28 am Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Florida man breaks into home and makes himself breakfast

first_imgA Florida man has been arrested after he allegedly broke into a resident’s home and began making himself breakfast.The incident was reported Tuesday around 4:00 am.The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says the resident told them that he woke up to find the  suspect in his kitchen making breakfast. When the suspect noticed the resident, he then told the resident to “go back to bed.”The resident then contacted the police and the suspect fled the scene.Authorities were able to track down the suspect in a wooded area behind the home. The suspect has since been identified as 19-year-old Gavin Crim.It was reported that Crim, who is a Marine, entered the home through an unlocked backdoor. Authorities believe that the alcohol may have been involved.last_img

Inside Conditions–The Ostrich Syndrome

first_imgAUBREY BRUCEThe Ostrich Syndrome is defined by as: A peculiar condition marked by the person making absolutely nonsensical statements displaying pure stupidity and lack of common sense, see if this makes sense.According to the page 2 mailbag the following are the top ten sports scandals ever. The list is ranked according to the number of letters received.1. 1919 Black Sox Scandal.2. Soviet Union beats United States in 1972 men’s Olympic basketball final.3. SMU Football receives the “death penalty.”4. Roy Jones Jr. loses decision after pummeling South Korea’s Si Hun Park in light middleweight final at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.5. Pete Rose betting-on-baseball scandal.6. Danny Almonte Little League age scandal (26 letters).7. Skategate I, starring Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.8. University of Minnesota hoops academic cheating scandal.9.1993 Florida State football “free shoes” scandal.10. Jim Thorpe loses his pentathlon and decathlon Olympic gold medals.[The “dishonorable mentions” were:1. Skategate II: Canadian pairs and Russian pairs end up sharing gold medals.2. Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Marvin Hagler.3. Brett Hull’s skate in the crease as Dallas beats Buffalo in 1999 Stanley Cup finals.4.  Tank Black-Florida scandal.The New England Patriots/Bill Belichick “spygate” scandal did not even merit a mention? Did or any other sports news outlets receive negative feedback from readers, listeners and viewers and toss those “letters of dissent” into the nearest trash can as a part of the “editorial process?”Who knows, I darn sure don’t but this is some weird sh–.  Let’s kick off the analysis of yours truly regarding the so-called “worst scandals” beginning with  10. Jim Thorpe loses his pentathlon and decathlon Olympic gold medals.One of the people that submitted letters to the mailbag was Steve Averett  of Charlotte, N.C., who had this to say about the Jim Thorpe travesty. Tough choice, but I’m going with the Jim Thorpe scandal. Thorpe was systematically and maliciously discriminated against entirely because of his ethnic background. I consider him to be the greatest athlete in U.S. history. If Thorpe’s medals had not been stripped, he would have had a more illuminating legacy and would have certainly opened the door for a greater number of American Indians to achieve their dreams. The message that was sent at the time was heard loud and clear: American Indians will not be allowed to win, even when they’re the best.  Perhaps our country would have had a Lakota Nobel Prize winner, a Sioux World War II general, or a Cherokee congressman had Thorpe gotten the respect he deserved. Instead, White America chose to stain his image and paint him as a “cheater,” merely because the man played a few games of minor-league baseball. Why should doors have to be opened for American Indians or any other group have to be opened in order to be treated equitably and for them just to function normally within our society? This country was forcibly taken from Native Americans, who would be foolish or naive enough to even consider that they (Native Americans) would ever be treated fairly in the world of sports, business, medicine or any other segment of American society by the now White minority.   How can anyone in their right mind whine about the “Black Sox” scandal which happened about 95 years ago but whisper in hallowed tones regarding the biggest cheaters uncovered.When Brady changed a play at the line of scrimmage based on deciphering stolen defensive signals he was just as guilty as Bill Belichick and the other participating “masterminds” and “videographers and film makers” who devised and carried out the scheme in the first place.  If you and your friends go to a “Mickey D’s” to grab a “Big Mac” and they decide to rob the bank next door and you drive them home, you are going to presumed to be just as guilty as they are.On May 16, 1994 Sports Illustrated published an article written by Sonja Steptoe and E.M. Swift titled  “Anatomy Of A Scandal” regarding certain members of the Florida State football team receiving various “illegal” gifts and favors. The subtitle read: Florida State won the 1993 national football championship, but because of unsavory agents; rule-breaking players and its own lack of vigilance, it ended up a loser. The most brazen episode was a midseason, two-handed, shelf-clearing, 90-minute shopping spree by members of the Florida State team that would go on to win college football’s national championship.Running shoes galore. Team jackets of all colors. Dozens of hats, t-shirts, shorts and gloves. Winter coats that the players could wear to South Bend for the big game against the Fighting Irish. Some $6,000 worth of merchandise in all, armloads and armloads, large cartons crammed full, every item purchased on the credit card of Raul Bey, a Las Vegas businessman who was in a loose partnership with a street agent named Nate Cebrun.The article described the incident a “brazen episode.”  What could be more brazen than illegally stealing your opponents’ defensive and offensive signals, game after game, season after season and year after year. These young athletes were not “legally” paid one dime yet the Patriots prospered from their ill gotten gains.Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter us at our mobile app at read more