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first_imgBournemouth signs Afobe BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP): Bournemouth has added more firepower in their bid to survive in their first season in the English Premier League, signing Benik Afobe from second-tier Wolverhampton Wanderers for a reported fee of £10 million ($14.5 million). The 22-year-old Afobe is a former Arsenal trainee, who has represented England at youth and under-21 levels. He has scored 10 goals in 27 matches for Wolves this season. Bournemouth announced the signing yesterday, with chief executive Neill Blake saying Afobe is a “consistent threat in front of goal” and that his “pedigree as an Arsenal Academy product must also not be underestimated”. Bournemouth are 16th in the 20-team Premier League, four points above the relegation zone. Shah to appeal against suspension ISLAMABAD (AP): Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah will appeal against his suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told the ICC yesterday and the game’s governing body will now form a tribunal to hear Shah’s appeal. Shah was suspended last month after his ‘A’ sample contained a banned substance – chlortalidone – which is on the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited list. Local reports say Shah took his wife’s blood pressure medication without knowing that it contained the banned substance. During his suspension Shah cannot participate in any international match or games organised by the PCB or its affiliated members. Wawrinka wins Chennai Open CHENNAI, India (AP): Stan Wawrinka won his fourth title at the Chennai Open yesterday with a 6-3, 7-5 win over upcoming Borna Coric of Croatia. Fifteen aces and trademark backhand shots helped the top-seeded Swiss dominate against 19-year-old Coric, the youngest player in the world’s top 50 at No. 44. It was the fourth title in five finals for 30-year-old Wawrinka, who had finished runner-up in 2010 and won his first title in 2011 at the hard court venue. He also won in 2014 and 2015. Wawrinka saved all five break points even as Coric, playing his maiden ATP final, failed to put up the kind of fight that saw him win three-setters in four previous matches.last_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: FISHING BOAT SEIZED IN INISHOWEN

first_imgFISHERIES protection officers have seized a fishing boat in Co Donegal today, Donegal Daily has learned.Officers boarded the Co Down vessel at Greencastle Harbour at 5am.The Northern Irish registered vessel the ‘Ellen’ has been searched. Sources said the fishing vessel is normally based in the fishing village of Ardara.An investigation is continuing. BREAKING NEWS: FISHING BOAT SEIZED IN INISHOWEN was last modified: November 7th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ArdaraBREAKING NEWS: FISHING BOAT SEIZED IN INISHOWENlast_img read more

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Celebrate February with some favorite presidential foods

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  A gift of Presidents’ Day flowers has become a tradition in the past 30 years in the Detwiler family. That’s right, I do not receive any flowers on Valentine’s Day. The fact is, we are a very political family and Paul believes that President’s day is the only February holiday worth celebrating. He probably just forgets and Valentine’s Day sneaks up on him. He then can take advantage of post Valentines’ Day sales and discounts. Needless to say, President’s Day is a day when we should celebrate the guys who have sacrificed time and taken ridicule for a very unappreciated job ruling this great country.In 1796, Americans began celebrating Washington’s birthday and by 1879 it became an official holiday. Many states and began celebrating Lincoln’s birthday post assassination in 1865, although it never became a federal holiday. Congress passed the Monday holiday act in 1968, where Federal holidays would be on Mondays, giving federal employees three-day weekends. Thank you, Congress, I love three-day weekends! President Richard Nixon issued an executive order on February 11, 1971 creating a federal holiday on the third Monday in February. Both great presidents Lincoln and Washington share close birthdays in February. To this day, the holiday legally remains as Washington’s birthday, although it has commonly become known as President’s Day.Inquiring minds always want to know personal details about presidents and I am no different. It’s fascinating to me to learn their favorite foods. The first of the George presidents, Washington, loved simple meals and foods featuring fruits, nuts and fish. Most think of cherry pie when we think of Washington’s favorites. Although he loved cherries, in America’s early years, cherries were not found in pies and cakes but as wine, preserves and tarts. Lincoln, the second most beloved president is known for a hearty appetite but no real favorites. The history of his state dinners show gourmet food for the era was served. Lincoln was known to eat only to fuel his body, so distracted by the job to care much what was in front of him. He was known to be fond of apples, bacon and coffee. No wonder he was so thin!As far as more recent presidents, last November after the election I found a great video with Martha Stewart and the future 45th President of the U.S. and his first lady making meatloaf. That’s right, meatloaf and meatloaf sandwiches are one of our new president’s favorite foods. Nancy Ellison states in her “One for the Table” article, that President Trump’s Scottish born mother, Mary MacLeod Trump fixed Meat Loaf for him as a child. “I loved my mother and I loved her cooking!” he said.Jimmy Carter’s southern roots came out in his favorites, often munching on peanuts and dining on grits with cheese for breakfast. Guests anticipated feasting on grits with cheese when they dined at the White House. Grilled Cheese sandwiches were favorites of George W. as well as Teddy Roosevelt. I can see the past presidents spending late nights in the oval office snacking on their favorites…George W. pretzels, daddy Bush on pork rinds and Obama with his love of all things Planters.Paul and I are on a bucket list journey to visit all the presidential libraries. These libraries are fascinating places. They show a side of the presidents that are not often shown in the media. Nixon and Reagan have been our most recent visits. The Nixon family’s favorites included California fruits, salads, cottage cheese and meatloaf! He became known for cottage cheese topped with Ketchup. Reagan is most known for his love of jellybeans. Reagan, as governor of California in 1966, started eating Goelitz Jelly Beans when he successfully gave up pipe smoking. Goelitz mini jellybeans later became Jelly Belly jelly beans. His favorite flavor was licorice. Three and a half tons of red (very cherry), white (coconut) and blue (blueberry) Jelly Belly jellybeans were shipped to DC for his inaugural festivities. Later official jellybean boxes complete with the presidential seal were created and given to White House guests over the Reagan’s eight years.These are just a few of the President’s favorites that I’ve discovered. Feb. 20 will mark 2017 President’s Day. Why not make a new tradition of featuring some of these past leaders’ favorites in your holiday meal? Celebrate the bounty of America’s food system and check out foodtimeline.org/presidents for more great menu ideas.Eat Well and Healthy!Shelly President Trump’s Mother’s Meatloaf www.oneforthetable.com  2 lbs. fresh ground beef 1 Spanish onion (fine dice) 1 Red bell pepper (fine dice) 1 Green bell pepper (fine dice) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1 large beefsteak tomato diced fine (remove seeds) 2 extra-large fresh eggs 2/3 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs ¼ cup chopped parsley 2/3 cup of tomato puree 1/2 tablespoon of salt and pepper  In a large sauce pan slowly cook peppers, onion, garlic and tomato until the onions turn translucent and let cool.In a large mixing bowl add ground beef, cooked cool vegetables, eggs, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper and mix well. Remove the mixture from bowl and place in a 14”x 9” x 2” ceramic baking dish and form into a loaf.Top loaf with tomato puree and bake in a 350° oven for 45-55 minutes or until brown and firm. Let the loaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes. Washington’s Preserved Cherries www.americantable.org“To Preserue Cheries” from Martha Washington’s Booke of Cookery and Booke of Sweetmeats (1749), Transcribed by Karen Hess, New York: Columbia University Press (1996)Take 2 pound of faire cherries & clip of the stalks in ye midst. then wash them clean, but bruise them not. then take 2 pound of double refined sugar, & set it over ye fire with a quart of faire water in ye broadest preserving pan or silver basen as you can get. Let it seeth till it be some what thick, yn put in yr cherries, & let them boyle. keepe allwayes scumming & turning them gently with a silver spoon till they be enough. when they are cold, you may glass them up & keep them all the year. ADAPTATION:2 lbs. of fresh cherries, stemmed 2 lbs. sugar (4 cups) 1-quart water (4 cups) Wash cherries, and pit them if desired. In a large saucepan or pot, make a syrup by adding sugar to boiling water. When sugar is completely dissolved, add cherries to the pot and return to a boil. Using a metal spoon, stir occasionally and remove as much foam that appears as possible. When cherries are soft and liquid has been reduced by about half, remove from heat and let cool. Carter’s Baked Grits with Cheese The White House Family Cookbook by Henry Haller 4 cups chicken bouillon 1 cup enriched white hominy 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter 2 cups grated sharp cheddar 4 eggs yolk 1/4 to 1/2 cup cold milk 4 egg whites, at room temperature  Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease inside of a 2-quart casserole dish. Bring bouillon to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan; add grits gradually, stirring with a wire whisk. Reduce heat and continue cooking, stirring vigorously, until mixture thickens. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and add Worcestershire sauce, butter, and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, stirring until well-balanced.In a small bowl, blend egg yolks with 1/2 cup of milk. Pour into grits and mix thoroughly; add more milk if necessary, thinning to the consistency of cream of wheat. In a clean, dry bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into grits. Pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Bake on middle of shelf of preheated oven for 30 minutes or until fluffy and brown. Serve at once and enjoy!  President Ford’s Favorite Red Cabbage fordlibrarymuseum.gov/libraryFrom the Ann Arbor News, 12/15/1976 3-pound red cabbage 3 table spoons of butter 1 tablespoon sugar ½ cup of vinegar ½ cup currant jelly 1 teaspoon slat Remove outer leaves and core of cabbage, wash and drain, slice very fine. Melt butter in a deep skillet add the cabbage, sugar and vinegar, cover and cook for 30 minutes or until tender, stir frequently. Add jelly and salt, blend. Cool for 10 minutes. Serve with Mrs. Fords Sunday Roast with turnips, carrots and potatoes.last_img read more

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Manure and the law

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers who apply fertilizer to their fields, particularly manure, need to be aware that if the fertilizer winds up in a waterway, they could be facing fines as farmers in northwestern Ohio did last summer.Applying manure can be particularly tricky because it’s often in liquid form and typically applied to the surface of fields, unlike most commercial fertilizers. So, if manure is spread and not fully incorporated into the soil before a heavy rainfall, the manure could run off a farm field and into a nearby body of water.In August 2017, three fish kills occurred in separate incidents in Williams, Allen and Hardin counties. Farmers had treated their fields with manure, then a major rainstorm came through.Given the risks associated with spreading manure, it’s important for farmers to have written plans specifying how often, when and where they’re going to place manure or commercial fertilizer and to keep records on each spreading, said Peggy Hall, agricultural and resource law field specialist for Ohio State University Extension. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.Hall will address potential liability that farmers have when applying manure to their fields at the upcoming Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference March 6-7. She is among a slate of speakers for the event, which is sponsored in part by OSU Extension, and will take place at Ohio Northern University in Ada.Among the sponsors for the event are OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. The annual conference offers the latest research and techniques on conservation tillage, which involves leaving the remains of a harvested crop on a field to reduce erosion, as well as topics including soil quality, managing fertilizer application and precision agriculture.Farmers planning to spread manure also need to keep watch on the weather, Hall pointed out.In northwestern Ohio, farmers are barred from applying manure within 24 hours of predicted heavy rainfall, a law that went into effect in 2015 to reduce algal blooms in Lake Erie.“It could be an unanticipated weather change that causes the problem,” Hall said.A heavy rainfall can carry manure far from the field where it was applied, and Ohio is getting more downpours. There’s been a 25% increase in intense rainfall events in Ohio since the late 1990s, according to state climate records.Crops need nitrogen and phosphorous, key ingredients in manure and commercial fertilizers. But when more nutrients are applied to soil than a crop can take up, some can flow with rainwater off the field. Phosphorous can promote the growth of algae in waterways; algae, when they die and decompose, take up oxygen in the water, reducing what’s available for fish and other aquatic life. Also manure contains a lot of ammonia, which binds with oxygen in waterways, leaving less for fish and putting them at risk of suffocating.Most of the complaints that the state’s regulatory agencies receive about fertilizer application involve residents who report on someone who applied manure, Hall said.“They see it. They smell it. They don’t trust it. And so they call in,” Hall said.Insurance providers for farms that include livestock facilities where manure is collected and spread sometimes refuse to cover any harm, such as a fish kill, that occurs after manure is spread, Hall pointed out.“They’re defining it as pollution,” she said.Then farmers have to foot the entire bill. “It can be costly. That’s a concern I have for the farmers,” she said.The price tag hinges in part on the amount and type of fish killed as well as the cost of the investigation into the incident.Hall’s advice to farmers: “Have a good nutrient management plan, follow that plan, document everything and have good insurance.”If applied correctly, manure can offer rich nutrients to the soil, said Glen Arnold, a manure management specialist with OSU Extension. Arnold will address applying manure to the side of corn plants at the upcoming tillage conference. Arnold helped design technology that enables farmers to apply manure on a growing crop without crushing the crop.Since manure is more likely to cause a fish kill than commercial fertilizers, it’s important for farmers that do apply manure to incorporate it into the ground immediately or within 24 hours, so it’s not left on the surface long, Arnold said.“Most farmers mean to do well,” he said. “We are getting better every year, but there’s still room for improvement.”last_img read more

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World Cup Bite Tests FIFA

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO — Luis Suarez could become just as awkward for football’s international organizers to handle as he has been for rival teams at the World Cup.The Uruguay forward’s alleged bite into the left shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a crucial group-stage game has hit a raw nerve at a tournament which has been characterized by a high quality of football and entertainment.The consequences of Suarez’s bite — just before Uruguay scored the clinching goal to knock out the four-time champion Italians — will now test FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s often-stated commitment to “fair play, discipline, respect.”Blatter, who was in the crowd for the Uruguay-Italy match at Natal, has previously pledged a zero tolerance for the darker side of the game. Many are questioning where that leaves a player like Suarez, the star Liverpool striker who has a history of disciplinary problems.In the early hours of June 25, FIFA announced it had opened a disciplinary case against the player.The case will now be managed by Swiss lawyer, Claudio Sulser, Chairman of the FIFA disciplinary committee. A former international forward himself, Sulser has worked for four years at FIFA, first as head of its ethics committee and now the disciplinary panel.Sulser can choose to judge the obvious offense within the scale of typical red-card incidents: a three-match ban may then be appropriate, banishing Suarez at least until the World Cup final should Uruguay advance through the knockout rounds.There’s scope for a more severe sanction: under the guidelines a ban of up to 24 international matches could be applied.Suarez and the Uruguay football federation had until 5 p.m. local time (4 p.m. EDT/2000 GMT) to present a case for the defense.FIFA stated it would call on video evidence, which surely will have pleased Blatter, a proponent of using video evidence in cases which on-field officials missed.“Video evidence can be used for serious breaches of the principle of fair play such as brawling, spitting at opponents, verbal insults and racist slurs, or for incorrectly awarded red or yellow cards,” he wrote in February.Images of Chiellini pulling aside the sleeve of his Azzurri shirt on the field to show the referee the marks on his shoulder were broadcast around the world. FIFA also has access to footage from other angles and other parts of the field.(GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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10 months agoMourinho confidant slams Woodward over Man Utd contract management

first_imgMourinho confidant slams Woodward over Man Utd contract managementby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEladio Parames has launched an attack on Manchester United chief Ed Woodward after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho.Parames is close to Mourinho and been a long time confidant.”Here are two concrete examples of the fantastic work going on at Manchester United,” Parames wrote for Record.”If (Marouane) Fellaini, who was at the end of his contract, had been renewed in proper time, he would not cost half of what he costs today.”Mister Ed (Woodward) made him the third best-paid player in the entire squad.”And the same is happening with (David) De Gea, whose contract could already have been renewed a year or two ago.”But now, as his deal is at the end, if they want to continue with him they will have to pay a fortune.”What beautiful management this is.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Spotted Haifa Port Welcomes Its Largest Boxship to Date

first_imgImage Courtesy: Port of HaifaIn today’s spotted, we bring you an image of Maersk Elba, the largest containership to visit Israel’s Port of Haifa. The Neopanamax boxship docked at the port’s Carmel Terminal in the morning hours of February 2, 2017.The 13,092 dwt Maersk Elba features a length of 366 meters and a width of 48.2 meters.Built by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in 2011, the vessel is owned by German-based shipping company Rickmers Reederei KG, VesselsValue’s data shows.The Marshall Islands-flagged Maersk Elba is deployed in the service operated by 2M, an alliance between two container carriers including Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).Back in 2015, Maersk Line and MSC entered into a cooperation agreement with the Port of Haifa, bringing their ships to the port.last_img read more

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OSU snaps losing skid beats Big Tenleading Michigan State

Down a starting player and facing a top-10 nationally ranked opponent, the No. 24 Ohio State women’s basketball team (11-6, 2-3) snapped a two-game losing streak when it knocked off No. 9 Michigan State (16-2, 4-1), 67-53, Sunday at the Schottenstein Center. The Buckeyes took a 33-29 lead into halftime after playing a closely contested half with the Spartans in which neither team extended a lead past six points. Five minutes into the half, OSU found itself without starting forward Sarah Schulze, who left the game, suffering what appeared to be a knee injury. OSU coach Jim Foster said he was not sure of her diagnosis. “Doctors will have to talk to you about that,” he said. “I’m not very optimistic.” The Buckeyes ratcheted up their defense in the second half, holding the Spartans to 25 percent shooting as they stretched their lead to double digits on a Brittany Johnson 3-pointer with 17 minutes remaining. The Spartans struggled to fight back, as the Buckeyes led by as many as 17 points in the second half. For the game, MSU connected on 20 of its 69 shot attempts, good for a 29 percent shooting percentage. “We played really hard on defense,” OSU center Jantel Lavender said. “It just created a better offense. We could transition a little bit better to get in our sets, and we got them a little frustrated.” Lavender led all scorers with 24 points and Tayler Hill added 17 for a Buckeye team that was in much need of a win. Prior to Sunday’s game, OSU had lost six of its last nine games. “We were desperate for a win, by any means necessary,” Lavender said. “We know how we have to play from now on.” Sunday’s victory gave the Buckeyes their second conference win of the season and handed the Big Ten-leading Spartans their first conference loss of the year. The Buckeyes play at 8 p.m. Thursday at Illinois, where they’ll attempt to pick up their first road win of the Big Ten season. “I just really want us to get after it on the road and not let other people’s crowds get into the game,” Lavender said. “We just got to come out and play hard every game, like we did tonight. It can’t just be at home.” read more

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Buffon rolling back the years in PSG

first_imgLegendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon believes he is “better than five, six or seven years ago”.Buffon swapped Serie A champions Juventus for Ligue 1 defending champions PSG at the age of 40 in the off-season.The veteran shot-stopper helped Juve to seven successive league titles and nine in total during his time in Turin, where he also claimed 10 other trophies.Despite getting to his twilight, Buffon feels he has improved and surpassed his past performances.In an interview with France Football, Buffon said: “If you asked me ‘At age 35, do you feel differently than today?’ I would say, ‘I think I am better’.“Then you would say, ‘Impossible’. Me too. Sometimes, when I come home, that’s what I say to myself: ‘It’s not possible’. And yet, deep within me, I feel better than five, six or seven years ago. I cannot say why. Maybe because I changed my approach.After a day off, it was back to business on Tuesday for PSG ⚽️?Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.?? #AllezParis pic.twitter.com/9UCsDpHXYe— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 28, 2018“After, at my age, everything is a matter of envy and motivation.”“With Alphonse and Kevin [Trapp], we have a very good relationship and for me, even before being partners, they are like brothers,” Buffon said.“Their attitude in the daily work is exemplary and in a team, it is important to have a lot of respect and esteem for each other. This is already a good starting point.“Now, football has changed a lot. A team like Paris Saint-Germain play about 60 matches and I hope that they will play some more than last season. It seems unthinkable to me to have only one holder at the post and therefore logical to have three keepers.”last_img read more

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Michel Platini thinks VAR is unjust

first_imgThe former UEFA president has opposed to Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology from a long time; he also has doubts about Ronald in JuventusFormer UEFA president Michel Platini believes the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is not just in football.The ex-French footballer believes that VAR is only an interpretation and now a good way to decide for referees.“It’s a video that’s impossible to conclude on. You take a moment that lasts a millisecond and stretch it out to 15 seconds,” he told L’Equipe as quoted by Gianluca Di Marzio.gareth southgate, englandEngland and Bulgaria on a collision course over racism George Patchias – September 13, 2019 England’s concerns over racism in Bulgaria has sparked a furious row.Recently England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his concern over racist abuse being aimed at…“Take the World Cup final, was there a handball on Croatia? At normal speed, and with even a normal replay, definitely no.”“But with the super slow motion, the referee sees something and awards the penalty. Where is the justice? It is simply an interpretation.”He also took a time to talk about Cristiano Ronaldo going to Juventus, saying he “found it odd that at 33 years old he would leave ‘his’ Real Madrid, which has won three Champions League, to start a new challenge.”“But was it Juventus who went after him, or his agent Mendes who pursued Juventus? I am not able to fully understand this deal,” he concluded.last_img read more

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