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Silicon shapes for bakery

first_imgMitchell & Cooper is offering a new range of silicon moulds to those looking to create interestingly shaped bakery products. The Silikomart Professional moulds come in a range of shapes from traditional muffin cases to hearts, pyramids and volcanoes.According to the firm, the moulds not only give shape and creativity to a finished product, but their thermal conductivity also ensures that they give the very best results to cooked or baked product.The moulds can be used for chocolate, dough, sponge, pastry or even gelatine, and are capable of withstanding temperatures from -60ºC to +230ºC. They are made from 100% food-safe liquid silicon and are dishwasher safe.last_img read more

Sophia man stabbed to death

first_imgA 34-year-old father of one is now dead after he was repeatedly stabbed on Christmas Day after ‘hailing up’ residents of C Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown.Celwyn Alleyne, also called “Marcus”, formerly of Lot 936 C Field Sophia and of 1342 Cummings Park, E Field, Sophia, was stabbed several times by the suspect, “Spoonhead”, a known character in the community. The dead man’s girlfriend, Nalydiah Henry was also stabbed a few times – once to her neck, head, right shoulder and back.According to the Police, the incident occurred about 19:30h. Initial investigationsDead: Celwyn “Marcus” Alleyneso far revealed that the now dead man interfered with a friend of the suspect and although he was warned not to do so, he continued.The suspect, who also goes by the name Kevin, retaliated by whipping out a knife and attacked Alleyne and his girlfriend.After committing the act, the suspect fled the scene and the injured couple were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where Alleyne was pronounced dead on arrival. Henry was treated and sent away.The suspect was later arrested and has reportedly confessed to the crime.However, at the house of the now dead man’s mother, the injured Henry related a different story. She told Guyana Times that they were walking up the street when Alleyne greeted a few persons, but was told by a ‘tall boy’ to desist from doing so.“The boy come up and start chasing Marcus and when we walk up the road and pass the street, a boy name Kevin come up to he (Alleyne) and pull he by he clothes and drag he back to Fine Man shop and the ‘tall boy’ hold he and the other boy (Kevin) jook he up,” she said.“When I hold on pon the boy that jook up Marcus, the boy turn around and start jooking me up and then he pick up a 2×4 and lash Marcus in he head and then throw he in the trench and then lash me in the head,” Henry added.Meanwhile, the dead man’s mother, Judy Alleyne, related that her son and his fiancée were returning from her home when the incident occurred. The grieving woman told this publication that her son was mistaken for someone else; hence, the reason he was attacked.“By the time I could have run out there, the Police was going with him and they said I have to go to the hospital, but everybody on the corner saw my son and his fiancée going home quietly and didn’t trouble anybody, but this man just run and stab him up … when I go to the hospital I see my son lying down and his eyes open, I rock him, rock him; no response but I close his eyes,” she related.The suspect will be arraigned shortly.last_img read more

Mayock joins Gruden as Raiders’ general manager

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — Mike Mayock is on board to work with Jon Gruden and help rebuild the Raiders.The long-time draft and personnel expert for the NFL Network was hired as the Raiders general manager Monday and was front and center at a press conference at the club facility, seated between Gruden and owner Mark Davis.“I’ve spent most of the last 15 yrs behind a microphone and I’ve got to be honest with you, I haven’t been this nervous or …last_img read more

Another thrilling season looms

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Experts expect Pacquiao to have little problem in disposing of the 29-year-old Broner and touch off what many expect to be another thrilling sporting season that will culminate with the country’s hosting of the Southeast Asian Games in November.Filipinos ruled the SEA Games for the first time in 2005 and officials hope to duplicate that feat in the wake of the country’s strong performance of four golds on top of two silver and 15 bronze medals in last year’s Asian Games in Indonesia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionBasketball is expected to dominate the local sports scene once more with the Philippine Basketball Association kicking off its 44th season with the Philippine Cup on Jan. 13, coinciding with the Leo Awards where June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer is a major contender for a record fifth straight PBA Most Valuable Player award.The Beermen will be the team to beat as they seek an unprecedented fifth all-Filipino title with top guard Terrence Romeo, who was earlier traded by the TNT KaTropa reportedly due to his differences with seven teammates. View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss WBA WELTERWEIGHT BOUT Two days before 2019, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao sparred for 10 rounds at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California—three rounds against Arnold Gonzalez, three against Lydell Rhodes and four against George Kambosos Jr. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) is in the most intense phase of training as he prepares for his WBA welterweight world title defense against four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) of Cincinnati on Jan. 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 40-year-old Pacquiao’s training is being supervised by strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune and best friend Buboy Fernandez. BOXINGSCENE.COM/WENDELL ALINEA-MP PROMOTIONSAfter providing one of the highlights of a memorable year for Philippine sports, Manny Pacquiao tries to usher in an even more momentous 2019 with a successful defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight crown as a 40-year-old fighter.Pacquiao, again taking time out as a member of the Philippine Senate, will stake the title he wrested from Lucas Matthysse—via a seventh-round technical knockout last July—against American Adrien Broner on Jan. 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Floyd Mayweather clobbers Japanese kickboxer for TKO win Romeo, a former Gilas Pilipinas standout, joined TNT from GlobalPort (now NorthPort) where he had a falling out with coach Pido Jarencio.If NBA veteran Andray Blatche rejoins Gilas as promised, the naturalized Filipino will surely give the PH five a big boost in the sixth window of the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers scheduled late next month.Blatche missed the last four Gilas outings, the first three due to a suspension slapped by Fiba following a free-for-all that marred the Filipinos’ game with Australia last July. Gilas hopes to tap Blatche anew when it plays Qatar on Feb. 21 and Kazakhstan on Feb. 24 and remain in contention for a slot in the World Cup tournament proper.The Ateneo-University of the Philippines rivalry in the UAAP will be another top attraction with the Eagles shooting for a third straight crown and the Maroons, last season’s surprise finalists, returning with two blue chip additions in Kobe Paras and Ricci Rivero.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READlast_img read more

Argentina’s Angel sinks Germany 4-2 in World Cup final rematch

first_imgAngel Di Maria set up three goals and scored the fourth himself in Argentina’s revenge matchAngel Di Maria set up three goals and scored the fourth himself as Argentina trounced Germany 4-2 in their friendly game Wednesday to get a small measure of payback after losing to the host in the World Cup final.Argentina was up 4-0 after just 50 minutes to dampen the home side’s World Cup title celebrations in its first game since winning the final 1-0 in extra time in Brazil in July.”It can’t be revenge,” Germany coach Joachim Loew said. “You can’t bring the final back.”With Lionel Messi absent due to a right leg injury, Di Maria assumed the instigator’s role, setting up Sergio Aguero in the 21st minute, Erik Lamela’s outstanding volley in the 40th, and Federico Fernandez’ headed goal two minutes after the interval.”Angel di Maria showed why he is one of the five best players in the world,” Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said.Di Maria, who completed his move to Manchester United from Real Madrid last week, crowned his performance in the 50th with a chip over substitute Germany ‘keeper Roman Weidenfeller, after a great run set up by Argentina captain Javier Mascherano.Germany players leave the pitch after losing 2-4 against Argentina in the friendly clashAndre Schurrle pulled one back from a rebound two minutes later before Mario Goetze, who scored the winning goal in the World Cup final, made it 4-2 with a deflected shot in the 78th.advertisementBoth sides fielded much-changed lineups to the ones that contested the biggest game in world football in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium 52 days earlier.Germany made seven changes to its side. Captain Philipp Lahm, fellow defender Per Mertesacker and record scorer Miroslav Klose all retired after the final, while coach Loew also had to contend with a host of injuries.”Actually I can’t make any accusations against the team, they had never played together like that before,” Loew said.Martino, who took over from Alejandro Sabella after the final, had to do without Messi on his debut. He did, however, have Di Maria – who missed the title match with an injury.”We would have beaten them even if Di Maria played on July 13,” Loew said.Martino said Di Maria made himself “more prominent” than he had been at the World Cup.The attacking midfielder showed his intention early on with a run before Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer emerged to snuff out the danger.Neuer captained the side in the absence of the injured Bastian Schweinsteiger, who was named as Lahm’s successor on Tuesday.Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero then got the better of Mario Gomez in a one on one at the other end.Gomez, back in the side after missing out on the World Cup due to fitness concerns, missed three chances to score with the goal at his mercy. The Fiorentina striker was whistled by fans after his last miss and again when he was substituted.”He was missing for around seven months. For me it was important to see how he moved, and that he had the chances,” Loew said. “Of course he still needs a bit of time to get back to form after such a long time out with injury.”Di Maria sent in an exquisite cross with the outside of his left boot for Aguero to open the scoring with a simple tap-in after a lack of concentration in the German defense.Lamela made it 2-0 five minutes before the interval with a rocket of a volley to the top left corner from Di Maria’s deep cross.Fernandez’ header from Di Maria’s cross gave substitute goalkeeper Weidenfeller no chance, and a rout looked on the cards when Di Maria capped his great solo run with a delightful chip over the goalkeeper.Schurrle and Goetze responded and Marco Reus struck the post for the home side, which couldn’t muster a comeback – but still has the World Cup.last_img read more

Chito Victolero: Hotshots’ timing, conditioning still off

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chito Victolero. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia experienced one rough welcome in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup afterlosing to Alaska, 103-80, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Hotshots had a later start in the conference compared to the other teams in the league since they were still playing in the Philippine Cup finals against San Miguel until May 15.ADVERTISEMENT “I didn’t want to take my key players out because I wanted them to get their rhythm, and if you noticed that even though we were down by 20 points they were still out there playing,” said Victolero.What made matters worse for Victolero was Fields had to play through a sprained ankle.Fields’ injury limited him to 12 points and six rebounds while going 4-of-11 on his field goal attempts.“John had a problem in his ankle, two days before our game he sprained it,” said Victolero. “I’ll talk to John on Friday to look at the situation of his ankle, I don’t know what he’ll feel about it but I have to talk to him.”ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Depleted NorthPort whips debuting San Miguel Beer Despite that, Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero said his still had a shorter preparation time than the rest of the other teams.“We only had less than two weeks of preparation for this conference but it’s not an excuse,” said Victolero in Filipino. “It’s not an excuse but we really didn’t have any rhythm, we don’t have the timing and we’re still not in game shape.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThat’s Victolero opted to keep his main players on the floor in hopes of helping them get a better feel of each other even though the game had already gone beyond reach early.Import John Fields logged more than 30 minutes of play while Justin Melton, Paul Lee, Ian Sangalang, Jio Jalalon, Mark Barroca, and Rome dela Rosa all played more than 20 minutes. MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

NEW SOUTH WALES STATE CUP CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

first_img188 Teams will make the annual pilgrimage to Tuffins Lane in Port Macquarie 1-3 December 2006 for the 30th New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) State Cup. The 2006 NSWTA State Cup will be contested across 15 divisions with entries received from 53 affiliates State wide.This year sees the Men’s and Women’s 20 Years Divisions return to the tournament schedule.A Division Two section in the respective Men’s and Women’s Open will be contested for the first time in the 30 year history of the esteemed event which combines the best of competitive and social atmospheres the sport has to offer. Over 230 Referees will be travelling to Port Macquarie to officiate in 552 games over three days of fast and furious action.The showcase event has a rich and proud history and is Australia’s biggest and most popular adult Touch tournament of its kind.To ensure the tournament runs smoothly, NSWTA Staff  will be supported by the Port Macquarie Volunteers Organisation, and additional NSW Touch volunteers.Pool games commence at 9.00am on Friday 1 December and recommence at 8.00am on Saturday 2 December, with Quarter finals commencing on Sunday 3 December at 8.35am. The Tournament will culminate with the State Cup Grand Finals across all divisions on Sunday afternoon.The premier Women’s Open Division final is at 3.25pm, whilst the Men’s Finalists will tap off on field one at 4.10pm to battle it out for the State Cup crown.For further information and contact details please click on the link to NSWTA website www.nswtouch.com.au and follow the links to the State Cup.last_img read more

The Rebel up for a bit of reboot says outlet founder Ezra

first_imgOTTAWA – The founder of the online news site The Rebel admits its content and management need more oversight in the wake of a string of controversies.One reporter was fired, another founder quit and two other contributors resigned last week after the outlet came under intense criticism for its coverage of deadly protests in Virginia.While some believed the outlet to be on its last legs, Rebel founder Ezra Levant said late Tuesday that’s not the plan.“I’m a flawed leader who has made mistakes,” he wrote in a post on the conservative news site late Tuesday.“But as long as you stand with me, I will still stand.”Levant said he’s going to bring in better management of both the business and editorial side of the operation and hire new journalists.Levant said he is partially to blame, and can no longer run the whole company.“Maybe I could when we were just eight people in my living room. But not now, with 45 people in four countries, I can’t do my show, and all our campaigns, and also run the company,” he said.“I need help.”Levant said while he thinks The Rebel’s coverage has been great, if even one per cent were “wrong editorially,” it could, and has, embarrassed them.“I think we need more oversight — not more censorship — just to make sure we’re really being on brand with what we believe, what we stand for,” he wrote.The Rebel has long found itself on the defensive about its coverage, but criticism soared to new heights last week after reporter Faith Goldy travelled to cover protests by white nationalists in Virginia who went on to clash with counter protesters.Her coverage was seen as being sympathetic to the causes of the nationalists who were chanting anti-Semitic slurs at the event, drawing condemnation from a host of politicians.Among them — after several days of questions — was Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, who suggested Goldy had crossed the line between reporting the facts and giving those groups a platform.He pledged no further interviews with the Rebel until it changed its editorial direction.Levant had sent out a memo in the aftermath of the Virginia protests seeking to distance The Rebel from the so-called “alt-right,” the name adopted by white nationalist and supremacist groups.But when it emerged, Goldy had also appeared on a podcast affiliated with white supremacist group The Daily Stormer, Levant fired her.Goldy has since called that a “poor decision.”Levant also confirmed Tuesday that contributor Gavin McInnes is leaving the outlet, a move he said has been in the works for awhile.Among his controversial contributions had been a post about a trip to Israel originally titled “10 things I hate about Jews,” though that was changed after an outcry.That trip was among those The Rebel paid for by crowdfunding, and Levant is now pledging greater transparency over how much money the Rebel raises and how it gets spent.That promise comes after two other former contributors levied a string of allegations last week about misuse of donations.On Tuesday, Levant said in the past fiscal year, The Rebel raised $1.54 million via crowdfunding, with the average gift being $78.He said that nearly covers the $1.67 million in the outlet’s expenses.He said charity campaigns run by The Rebel have netted upward of $853,000 for causes including the Fort McMurray wildfires and saving Christians in the Middle East.In addition to donations, The Rebel asks people to subscribe to their premium online content for $8 a month. Levant did not release figures Tuesday on the number of paid subscribers.There are currently about 855,000 subscribers to the site’s YouTube channel, down more than 15,000 since last week.The Rebel was launched in 2015 following the demise of the conservative Sun News Network.last_img read more

Make sure your holiday budget includes more than just gifts experts say

first_imgOTTAWA — The holiday season comes every year and so too the warnings of overspending, but the consequences of a financial hangover this year are growing compared with just a few years ago.As the Bank of Canada continues to raise its key interest rate target, the cost to borrow using variable-rate loans like home equity lines of credit has climbed higher and is expected to continue to rise next year.“Where we are in a rising interest rate environment, it becomes even more critical to manage your budget effectively,” Jennifer Auld, a district vice-president at TD Canada Trust, says.The holiday season and all of the costs that come with it can be a pricey one and Auld says setting a budget and sticking to it are key to preventing a financial hangover come the new year.Planning your holiday spending means not just budgeting for gifts for loved ones, but also the myriad other holiday expenses.“The first step is really figuring out what your budget is and adding five to 10 per cent to that because things will inevitably pop up over the holidays,” Auld says.She says it means making a list of who you want to buy a gift for and how much you can spend, but it also means planning for the costs of extra entertaining that comes with the holiday season.“I think you can often get caught up in the magic of the season and it is tempting to overspend when you are out shopping, but if you have a dollar value in mind per person when you’re out shopping I think it is easier to stay on track,” she said.Scott Hannah, president and CEO of the Credit Counselling Society, says you need to be realistic about what you can and cannot afford.Hannah says you have to make the choices that are right for you and your family.“You can’t be all things to all people,” he said. “You have to make some choices. You can’t afford to do everything.”Extra spending in the holiday season may include extra lunches or dinners out with friends and co-workers, a babysitter so you can attend a special concert or an extra holiday donation to your favourite charity at the end of the year.“It’s from entertainment, it could be from travelling, it could be additional clothing because you’re going out and entertaining, it could be a number of things,” Hannah said of the debt that people rack up.According to a survey done earlier this year for the Retail Council of Canada, suggested that 65 per cent of Canadians plan to have a firm budget for spending this holiday season.The same survey suggested roughly two-thirds of Canadians plan to spend about the same amount this year as they did last year with the average being $675.Auld says there are a number of money management apps that can help you keep track of what you’ve spent to help stay on budget and help save you from the financial hangover.If you do go over your budget, she says it is key to have a plan to repay your debt as quickly as you can and start preparing yourself for next year.Hannah says if you’re having financial difficulty now, you should seek help ahead of the holiday season rather than waiting until the new year when the holiday bills start to come rolling in.“Nothing is worse than going through the holiday season knowing you’re in debt, you’ve got problems and you’re going to have to face them in the new year,” he said. Craig Wong, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

STATE REP RACE QA Erin Buckley Discusses What Shell Do To Support

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