USU Men’s Basketball Hosts Air Force Saturday

first_imgUtah State shot a season-low 26.2 percent from the field against the Wolf Pack and saw their bench outscored for the first time this season (Nevada’s reserves prevailed 14-12). Junior guard Sam Merrill remains Utah State’s star as he averages 19.4 points per game. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Saturday, Utah State men’s basketball seeks its first Mountain West conference win of the season by hosting the Air Force Falcons at the Spectrum. January 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU Men’s Basketball Hosts Air Force Saturday The 5-8 Falcons are also seeking their first Mountain West Conference win as they lost 65-58 to New Mexico Wednesday. The sharpshooter out of Bountiful, Utah is also shooting 50 percent from the field (89-178) and 92.8 percent (64-69) at the foul line. Air Force is led on the season by junior forward Lavell Scottie (12.6 points/5.2 rebounds per game) and junior forward Ryan Swan (12.2 points, 5.8 rebounds per game). The Aggies are currently scoring 79.1 points per game and surrendering only 65.4 points per contest. The Aggies come in to Saturday’s game at 10-4 but are coming off a 72-49 loss to Nevada last Wednesday evening at Reno, Nev. Tags: Air Force Falcons/Lavell Scottie/Mountain West Conference/Nevada/New Mexico/Ryan Swan/Sam Merrill/USU Men’s Basketball The Falcons average 67.2 points per game while surrendering 70.1 points per contest. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Banks criticised for leaving businesses ‘high and dry’ as branch closures accelerate

first_imgHome » News » Banks criticised for leaving businesses ‘high and dry’ as branch closures accelerate previous nextBanks criticised for leaving businesses ‘high and dry’ as branch closures accelerateNumber of bank branches set to halve over next decadeNigel Lewis17th October 20160610 ViewsHOT TOPIC This story is being discussed in the forum nowThe Negotiator says:Banks are increasingly pulling out of the high street, but do agents care?Have your say Join this debate now The number of local bank branches has halved over the past 25 years to just 8,000 and is set to halve again by 2026, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), which also says banks are failing to help businesses find alternative banking services.Barclays, for example, announced two years ago that 400 branches were to shut, and currently has 130 either closing are about to close. Many of its competitors are following suit.These worrying developments are revealed within the FSB’s ‘Locked Out’ report published today, which reveals how particularly in rural towns and villages many businesses are left “high and dry” when a bank branch closes.The FSB’s report says many banks are not doing enough to help businesses find alternative ways to deposit cash and cheques, as the recently-introduced Access to Banking Protocol requires them to.Implemented in March last year, the protocol is a voluntary but industry-wide agreement in partnership with government and business interest groups to ensure facilities remain “close at hand” when braches close, and “rebuild trust in the sector”.But the FSB believes that many of the major banks are not sticking to the spirit of the agreement and that the protocol needs strengthening “to ensure banks undertake a proper consultation process, engage with small businesses affected by branch closures and provide appropriate banking service alternatives,” the report says.According to FSB chairman Mike Cherry (pictured) many bank often refer business customers to their local Post Office as the main alternative for banking services, even though the Post Office announced the closure or privatisation of 42 loss-making branches in January this year.“Our members have revealed a number of cases where banks have provided inaccurate details of Post Office branches which have wither closed or moved and hot not properly investigated the range of services available,” the report says.“Post Office in-branch services vary greatly and in many communities this means they do not dater for the needs of small businesses in their area.”  HOT TOPIC This story is being discussed in the forum nowThe Negotiator says:Banks are increasingly pulling out of the high street, but do agents care?Have your say Join this debate nowhigh street bank branches banking services Barclays October 17, 2016Nigel LewisRelated articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Russia to receive two new Improved Kilo subs in 2020

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy to receive first second-batch Improved Kilo submarines in 2020 June 27, 2018 View post tag: Russian Navy After starting construction on the first two boats of a new batch of Project 636.3 (Improved Kilo-class) submarines in 2017, Russia’s Admiralty Shipyard is set to deliver the submarines to the navy in 2020.The seventh and eighth boats in their class will be handed over to the Pacific Fleet in November 2020, Russian news agency Tass reported based on the shipyard’s annual report.Admiralty Shipyard started construction on the boats, to be named ‘Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky’ and ‘Volkhov’, in July 2017 with a keel laying ceremony in St. Petersburg.According to plans from 2017, the two submarines were expected to be delivered in 2019 while all six second-batch Project 636.3 subs were to be delivered by 2022. The latest adjustments will likely postpone delivery dates for all units in the class.These new submarines (also referred to as Varshavyanka-class in Russia) are being built under a contract the Russian defense ministry signed with Admiralty Shipyard and Armur Shipbuilding Plant in September 2016.The sixth unit in the class – Kolpino – was expected to be the Russian Navy’s final Improved Kilo-class submarine, but problems and delays in the development of the Project 677 Lada-class diesel-electric attack submarine program prompted Russia to order an additional six Project 636.3 submarines.The submarines are armed with 18 torpedoes and eight surface-to-air missiles. The vessels can accommodate a crew of 52 submariners and stay at sea for 45 days.They displace 4,000 tonnes when submerged and reach speeds of over 17 knots, according the Russian Navy. The submarines carry Kalibr-cruise missiles which are also being fitted on Russian nuclear-powered Oscar-class submarines. View post tag: Volkhov View post tag: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Russian Navy to receive first second-batch Improved Kilo submarines in 2020 View post tag: Project 636.3 View post tag: Pacific Fleet Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

Case of meningitis at Catz

first_imgA St Catz student is recovering from meningitis, having been hospitalised over the weekend.Sarah Hartley, a fresher reading English, was rushed to John Radcliffe hospital on Sunday morning after complaining of feeling unwell and developing a rash.Fellow student Janek Seevaratnam, who took Hartley to hospital, has been praised for his handling of the situation and his response as her condition worsened. Seevaratnam, who is JCR welfare Rep and a friend of Hartley’s, said he had looked after her as her condition deteriorated on Saturday. “I visited her on Saturday as she had been in bed all day with flu-like symptoms.  I gave her ibuprofen to see her through the evening but when I came back at eleven she was really feverish.”Seevaratnam took Hartley to hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning following advice from the NHS helpline after noticing the rash. “The NHS helpline advised she see a doctor in the next two hours, so we went to A&E. It took three hours to see a doctor by which time she had a high fever and meningitis symptoms.”Seevaratnam said Hartley had been visited by friends while her family remained by her bedside as she continues to make a full recovery. “People have been visiting her daily and hopefully she’ll be sent home next week.”JCR President Femi Fadugba said the College had acted swiftly to ensure her close friends were given precautionary treatment and to raise awareness among all College members about the risks and symptoms of meningitis. “Meningitis isn’t easily transferable, but as a precaution, all close friends of the student were put on an appropriate course of antibiotics. The emphasis however, has not been on trying to avoid interaction with the illness, but on being aware of the signs and symptoms.”Fadugba praised the rapid reaction of Seevaratnam, saying, “We were very fortunate that the Male Welfare Rep, Janek Seevaratnam, is both very good at his job and a good friend of the student so she was taken to hospital as soon as the [the] symptoms worsened.”Meningitis is caused by the Meningoccal bacteria that are carried in the back of the throat by one in ten people. Bacterial meningitis the most dangerous variant of the infection and kills about ten per cent of those who contract it. It was responsible for the death last Michaelmas Term of Exeter fresher Sundeep Watts.last_img read more

Traditionals with a twist Pecan PIE by Fiona Burrel

first_imgPecan pie is a popular American dish, often served at Thanksgiving. Pecan trees grew wild in North America before they were cultivated. Now, the USA produces 90% of the pecan nuts grown throughout the world.Although they resemble walnuts, pecans don’t have the bitter aftertaste. There are many recipes for Pecan Pie. American recipes usually use corn syrup, which is hard to find in the UK, so you can use golden syrup instead. The basic recipe can be flavoured with chocolate, using both cocoa and chocolate pieces in the mixture or maple syrup instead of some of the golden syrup.As the pie is set with eggs, it is important not to cook the filling at too high a temperature. Take it out of the oven while the centre still has a very slight wobble; it will continue to set as it cools down.This recipe has chunks of white chocolate added to the nuts. The filling may separate a little, but this is normal. If preferred use either plain or milk chocolate or a mixture of all three.Pecan and White Chocolate PieServes 8IngredientsFor the pastryPlain flour200gPinch of saltButter120gSugar5gWater2-3 tbspFor the fillingPecan nuts200gWhite chocolate, cut into pieces100gEggs3Soft brown sugar120gGolden syrup100gUnsalted butter, melted40gVanilla extract5gPlain flour20gMethod1. Make the pastry and line a 25cm/10 inch flan ring. Chill while making the filling.2. Chop just over half the pecan nuts and mix with the chocolate.3. Whisk the eggs until well broken-up. Add the sugar, syrup, melted butter and vanilla extract and beat until well-mixed. Sift the flour and add to the mixture, making sure there are no lumps.4. Scatter the chocolate and chopped pecans into the flan case, pour over the egg mixture and arrange the reserved nuts on the top.5. Bake on a baking sheet for 10 minutes at 200C, before lowering the temperature to 170C. Then bake for 3040 minutes or until the centre is only just set.last_img read more

Want to know more about plant-based bakery NPD?

first_imgIf you want to learn more about planet-based bakery NPD – and put questions to experts in the field – then sign up for our FREE webinar.Britain’s food landscape is being transformed by veganism – and British Baker is hosting a webinar to help you ensure you are embracing the opportunity.You can register free of charge to hear presentations by experts on vegan product development, ingredients, marketing and bakery retail.Sponsored by Upfield and entitled Tapping The Plant-Based Bakery Boom, the webinar will be broadcast online from 3pm on 6 February, and will be followed by a Q&A session in which you can put your queries to our expert panellists.The speakers for this not-to-be-missed online event are:Birds Bakery sales and marketing director Mike Holling will speak about the development of Birds’ first vegan range, which launched this month.Campden BRI ingredients research team leader Tiia Morsky and bakery technologist Laura Sherwood will be talking about the technical challenges around vegan baking and vegan protein replacement.Upfield Professional UK & Ireland marketing head Alan Black and head of bakery Pete Bolger on opportunities in the plant-based marketITS founder and managing director Mike Bagshaw on the key trends in vegan product development, and how the market may develop in the future.“Retail and foodservice are changing rapidly to adapt to the interest in plant-based foods, with products such as Greggs’ vegan sausage roll and brands such as the Impossible Burger sending shockwaves through the markets,” said British Baker editor Vince Bamford, who will host the event.“It’s an opportunity no bakery business can afford to ignore, but it is also one rife with potential pitfalls.“To help bakers, food developers and business owners navigate these exciting opportunities and challenges, British Baker has assembled a group of speakers who are experts in the field of plant-based nutrition and have already enjoyed success with plant-based new product development.”Tapping the Plant-Based Bakery Boom Start date: 6 February, 2020 Start time: 3pm GMT (London) Duration: 60 minutesCLICK HERE TO REGISTERlast_img read more

West Babylon Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 83-year-old Lindenhurst woman was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing a road in West Babylon on Monday afternoon.Suffolk County police said Amelia Couvertier was trying to cross Great East Neck Road when she was hit by a Toyota making a left turn from Montauk Highway at 3:20 p.m.Couvertier was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where she was later pronounced dead.The driver, 73-year-old Carol Lawrence of North Lindenhurst, was not injured.First Squad detectives impounded her car and ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash and have not been interview to call them at 631-854-8152.last_img read more

Fixing the NCUA’s Fixed Asset Rule

first_imgby: Jane PannierThe NCUA has gone back to the drawing board and reissued a revised proposal concerning federal credit unions’ ownership of fixed assets. The proposed rule issued in 2014 drew mostly negative comments stating that it didn’t go far enough in providing credit unions with authority to manage their own resources. This renovated proposal represents a significant improvement over the previous proposal by eliminating altogether the 5% cap on fixed assets.Under ConstructionThe proposed changes to the current fixed assets rule are as follows:The 5% RemovalElimination of the 5% aggregate limit on investments in fixed assets for federal credit unions with $1,000,000 or more in assets. NCUA proposes to oversee an FCU’s ownership of fixed assets through the supervisory and examination process rather than by setting an artificial limit. Accordingly, the current provisions dealing with waivers to the 5% limit would be deleted and any existing waivers would be considered moot as of the effective date of a final rule. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

EatingWell Fish Sticks.

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle EatingWell Fish Sticks. by: – June 23, 2011 You can make these homemade fish sticks in about the same amount of time it takes to bake a box of the frozen kind—with a fraction of the fat.Recipe Nutrition:Per serving: 289 calories; 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 1 g mono unsaturated fat); 57 mg cholesterol; 37 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 4 g fiber; 373 mg sodium; 436 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: Folate (19% daily value).Ingredients:Canola oil cooking spray1 cup whole-wheat dry breadcrumbs (see Note) or 1/2 cup plain dry breadcrumbs1 cup whole-grain cereal flakes1 teaspoon lemon pepper1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon paprika1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup all-purpose flour2 large egg whites, beaten1 pound tilapia fillets (see Note), cut into 1/2-by-3-inch strips Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 28 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Recipe Directions:Preheat oven to 450°F. Set a wire rack on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray.Place breadcrumbs, cereal flakes, lemon pepper, garlic powder, paprika and salt in a food processor or blender and process until finely ground. Transfer to a shallow dish.Place flour in a second shallow dish and egg whites in a third shallow dish. Dredge each strip of fish in the flour, dip it in the egg and then coat all sides with the breadcrumb mixture. Place on the prepared rack. Coat both sides of the breaded fish with cooking spray.Bake until the fish is cooked through and the breading is golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes.Ingredient notes: We like Ian’s brand of coarse dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs, labeled “Panko breadcrumbs.” Find them in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets. To make your own breadcrumbs, trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear the bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. (To make fine dry breadcrumbs, process until very fine.) Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 250°F until dry, about 10 to 15 minutes. One slice of bread makes about 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs. U.S. farm-raised tilapia is a better choice for the environment because it is usually grown in closed farming systems that limit pollution.last_img read more

DGS students protest outside Parliament

first_img 171 Views   one comment Tweet Share Students of the Dominica Grammar School protesting outside of Parliament on Thursday morning. The Dominica Grammar School (DGS) has been at the center of controversy for the second consecutive day.On Wednesday teachers staged a “sit in” refusing to teach classes following an attack on one of their colleagues by a student.On Thursday the students decided to mount their own protest citing security issues as a major concern.“We are out of school today because students started throwing chairs and desks at teachers and all over the schools compound,” one student told Dominica Vibes after our reporter inquired why such a large number of them were in the streets during school hours.“That not finishing so. We want the teachers to teach us and expel the boy they are protesting about because we want to learn,” another student yelled.The students who apparently planned this protest action bore placards written “We need security”, “Mock exams in two weeks we the students need security,” among others.The students matched to the Financial Center in Roseau and then on to the Parliament building while Parliament was in session and were asked to leave by the police.Meantime education officials and members of the Dominica Teachers Association have met to address the problem.Chief Education Officer Steve Hyacinth said the issue of security at schools has been raised and this is being assessed.He said some measures have already been implemented including the availability of security guards at the schools.Hyacinth also noted that the student in question was suspended but that the student has to be accessed further and the matter could lead to an expulsion.Dominica Vibes News EducationLocalNewsSecondary DGS students protest outside Parliament by: – February 16, 2012center_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more