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  • Jazz beat Clippers 117-95 for 4th straight victory

    first_imgApril 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz beat Clippers 117-95 for 4th straight victory Tags: Basketball/NBA/Utah Jazz Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 19 points, Rudy Gobert had 15 point and 10 rebounds and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 117-95 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory.Derrick Favors scored 16 points, and Jonas Jerebko and Alec Burks each had 13.The Clippers were playing for their playoff lives but the Jazz displayed the intensity and urgency from the opening tip and never trailed. L.A. trails eighth-place New Orleans by 2 1/2 games with just three to play.The Jazz have pole position for home-court advantage in the Western Conference playoffs — win out and they will host at least the first round, an almost inconceivable notion before they went 27-5 the last ten-plus weeks.Austin Rivers led Los Angeles with 19 points, and Montrezl Harrell had 17.Clippers, who shot just 3 for 17 from beyond the arc, have lost three of four and have nearly been eliminated from the postseason.The Jazz put the game away a 9-2 run early in the second half and led by as many as 30 in the fourth quarter.The Clippers had trouble staying with Utah’s multiple screen-and-roll actions and seemed to be chasing the ball all game.Utah claimed the season series 3-1.TIP-INSClippers: Tobias Harris got a technical with 5:58 left in the second quarter for arguing. … Danilo Gallinari missed his fourth game in the last six with a sore right hand. … The Clippers failed to reach the 100-point mark for just the second time in their last 12 games.Jazz: Rubio, who missed the Memphis game with a sore left hamstring, scored nine points in the first quarter but did not return as his leg tightened. … Jae Crowder also left the game in the first quarter after getting poked in the eye. … Gobert got a technical in the second quarter. … Mitchell had scored at least 20 points in his last 10 games but sat the last 14 minutes of the blowout.GOOD FROM DEEPIngles became the first Jazz player to make 200 3-pointers in a season after hitting a jumper from beyond the arc in the opening minutes of the second half. The Aussie forward is fourth in the league in 3-point percentage at 44.2 coming into the game. Mitchell, who is six behind the all-time rookie record for 3-pointers made, has the second-best mark at 179 and counting. Both passed the 178 that Randy Foye made in the 2012-13 campaign.UP NEXTClippers: Host Denver on Saturday.Jazz: At Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Written bylast_img read more

  • Indian Navy wraps up whole-of-fleet two-month drill

    first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy wraps up whole-of-fleet two-month drill View post tag: Indian Navy Authorities March 5, 2018 The Indian Navy concluded a two-month-long drill on February 28.The drill saw the participation of all the operational ships, submarines and aircraft of the navy along with men and equipment of the army, all types of aircraft of the country’s air force and ships and aircraft of the coast guard.The war games, conducted on both seaboards of India, extended from the northern Arabian Sea off the coast of Gujarat to the Southern Indian Ocean off the Sunda Straits near Indonesia. The operation on the eastern seaboard was codenamed ENCORE (Eastern Naval Command Operational Readiness Exercise) and on the western Exercise Paschim Lehar.As informed, the war games were the first of their kind to be conducted on both seaboards and may be an indication of the navy’s threat perceptions of a two-front war.The Chief of Naval Staff had ordered in February 2017 a comprehensive review of the way the navy exercised at sea. This review included both peacetime operations as well as the training and preparations for war. The internal review resulted in the ‘Mission-based Deployment’ concept which has been put into action since Jul 2017. Mission-ready ships are now forward deployed in critical areas of the IOR with the inherent capability to respond to emerging threats and benign situations, the country’s Ministry of Defence said in a statement.The navy, taking into the account that future conflicts and contingencies are likely to be tri-service in their responses, initiated the participation of other services with critical capabilities and specialized equipment to ensure a national response to such situations.The war games will now be followed by extensive debriefings to identify key takeaways and formulate measures to further strengthen contingency plans. Indian Navy wraps up whole-of-fleet two-month drill Share this articlelast_img read more

  • World is facing existential risk, says Oxford University report

    first_img2017 may already present gloomy prospects for many, but a new study by Oxford scientists warns that humanity could soon be wiped out if world leaders do not take decisive action.A report released by the Future of Humanities Institute (FHI) at Oxford University outlines the most press- ing risks facing human life as pandemics, nuclear war, and extreme climate change.John Halstead explains: “The aim of the report is to suggest things dip- lomats can do about existential risks. We surveyed existential risks including climate change, nuclear war, geo-engineering, natural risks like volcanoes, and asteroids.”The FHI, part of the University’s philosophy faculty, specialise in the study of ‘existential risk’, which Professor Nick Bostrom defines as a risk, “where an adverse outcome would either annihilate Earth-originating intelligent life or permanently and drastically curtail its potential”. The report recommends regulations governing geo-engineering, and global cooperation to prepare for pandemics.It warns of the dangers of a “bioterror attack” with an engineered virus capable of resisting vaccinations.Halstead suggests “getting international institutions together” to increase research into existential risks. He recommends: “maybe having some sort of body of the UN surveying existential risks, or having a minister for future generations, which some places have tried”.The academics launched the report at the Finnish embassy last week.Farquhar added: “People around the world are already thinking about these issues, and have been enthusiastic about bringing current work to the next level.“We are intending to work further with the Finnish government, who have been leaders on many of these issues, as well as others, to implement our three main recommendations.” The report’s lead author, Sebastian Farquhar, told Cherwell: “Existential risks are connected by their scope and severity—they require truly global thinking in a way that many types of risk management don’t.“Lots of risk management work is focused on one speci c nation, or on the sorts of events that happen every ve years or so. Extra thought needs to go into risks that are unprecedented.”last_img read more

  • Magic with marzipan

    first_imgOnce upon a time, in the Middle Ages, a Venetian baker’s daughter was helping her father blanch and chop almonds to mix with a large portion of cake dough.But the girl was in love and, lost in her own romantic thoughts, she used too many almonds for the small portion of cake dough. Her father was furious when he saw the mistake and cursed the waste. While cursing, he put a piece of the dough in his mouth – and became thoughtful. He had never tasted anything so delicious in his life!The almond dough was cut into small pieces and sold with great success. After that time, he lived as a prosperous baker just by selling his sweet ’Marcus breads’, named after St Mark, the patron saint of his home town Venice. And in Latin they became known as Marci pani.Nowdays, of course, it translates as marzipan, the ingredient of all the best celebration cakes, including wedding, Christmas and Simnel. But it has many more applications and new product development has thrown up some imaginative ideas that sit very comfortably in colourful slices, cake bars, café tarts and small hand treats.Marzipan, of course, is famous all over Europe – indeed the world – but nowhere more so than Odense in Denmark, the birthplace of storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. It is from here that the Odense factory exclusively supplies UK ingredients company Unifine Food & Bake.Odense Marcipan, founded in 1909, is now the world’s largest supplier, making 150 different varieties of quality marzipan. In 1961, it was appointed purveyor to the royal Danish court of Queen Margarethe, but this year it also attained BRC accreditation – essential for today’s UK commercial climate.pastes for pipingAs well as marzipan, Odense supplies Unifine with a range of pastes. These manufacturing sites are kept separate to avoid cross-contamination The pastes are made not only from almonds, but also hazelnuts used for both pastes and nougat, apricots for macaroon paste, and there is also a tasty coconut paste. Odenbake paste, for example, comprises half-almond and half-apricot. Placed straight into a piping bag (no mixing needed) it can be used to fill or top any range of cakes, pastries or tarts, but the baker can also add his own orange or lemon peel.New ideasWith eight bakers among the 160 staff, Mogens Overgaard, NPD manager at Odense, says the company’s aim is to excel in coming up with new ideas, ranging from colourful slices to eye-catching café tarts. All new recipe ideas are then supplied to customers by Unifine, and they are updated constantly, with colourful leaflets showing the finished products. Alternatively, Unifine’s own patissier and chef patissier Graham Dunton is on hand, back in Milton Keynes, to provide NPD workshops or demonstrations to individuals or teams for small or large-scale production.Freshly baked and on show at Odense Marcipan were cake slices, which easily adapt to café tarts and keep a focus on healthy fruit inclusions, such as pear, apple, rhubarb, blueberry and raspberry. The hint of marzipan makes them more-ish and a good accompaniment to coffees and teas. But they can also be served in larger portions, as a pudding.Overgaard comments: “Trying these products gives bakers an edge. Baked and eaten fresh, you will create a difference and people will come back for more. Odense is a brand that has really invested in marzipan and pastes, but high quality does not mean stupidly high prices. It is not a Skoda-versus-Rolls Royce difference. We understand the UK has its traditional products, but we like bakers to expand their repertoire and mirror the success that has taken place in Europe.”He adds that marzipan acts as a barrier; with an almond note, it is not always very sweet, but it depends on the blend. “You can also add colour to marzipan – the British often have yellow added for wedding cakes. Its natural colour is beige.”Simon Solway, managing director of Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients in the UK says: “We like to emphasise the quality issue with Odense marzipan. When you spend hours making a fruit cake, why spoil it by putting a cheap marzipan on top?”Odense has been innovating for a long time and has adapted recipes for the UK market from the biggest retail customer down to the smallest craft baker. It has bought a new factory and new products are on the way. We hope customers will ask for recipes and point-of-sale material. We pride ourselves not only on top quality products but top service too – it is what we are known for.”last_img read more

  • Denny’s brings in green jackets

    first_imgUniform supplier Denny’s has launched two eco-friendly chef’s jackets. Its Organic Chef’s Jacket is made using 100% organic cotton under the Denny’s brand and its Ecological Chef’s Jacket is made from 50/50 polyester/cotton and will be sold under the Le Chef Brand.The cotton used is treated using ’bio-preparation’ methods, which avoid the use of harsh chemicals. The jackets are also transported using sea freight rather than air and are made using a lower carbon level as the whole production of the garment takes place within a five-mile radius.[http://www.dennys.co.uk]last_img read more

  • The Disco Biscuits Share Pro-Shot Video Of “Once The Fiddler Paid” From 2016 Vegas Run

    first_imgThis past fall, The Disco Biscuits hit Las Vegas for three nights in October, locking down the Brooklyn Bowl from October 27th through 29th. Their shows coincided with Phish’s Halloween run as well, making Sin City a mecca for jam band fans who over took Vegas for the run. Recently, The Biscuits have released some nice footage from their last night of this Vegas run, with a pro-shot video of “Once The Fiddler Paid” from the second set of Saturday night.You can check out the full setlist from their final night in Vegas this fall and peep the new video below.[Photo Credit: Erik Kabik Photography]Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Brooklyn Bowl | Las Vegas, NV | 10/29/2016Set One: Caterpillar> The Champions> Spacebirdmatingcall> Shem-Rah Boo> Crickets> SpacebirdmatingcallSet Two: Svenghali, Once The Fiddler Paid, Story Of The World, Basis For A Day> Mulberry’s Dream> Basis For A DayEncore: Wetlast_img read more

  • David Byrne Announces New Solo Album + World Tour, Shares First Single

    first_imgDavid Byrne has unveiled a bucket of new announcements today, including his first solo album in 14 years, the album’s first single, and a supporting world tour. American Utopia, due out March 9th via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, marks the Talking Heads frontman’s first release since 2012’s St. Vincent collaboration, Love This Giant, and his first solo album since 2004’s Grown Backwards. American Utopia was recorded at David Byrne’s home studio, as well as XL Studios, Oscilloscope, and London’s Livingston Studio 1, among other places, and was produced by Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, King Krule, Savages). The album’s guest contributors include Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Jam City, St. Vincent producer Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), and Jack Peñate. Several of the songs, including the lead single “Everybody’s Coming To My House”, were co-written by Byrne’s longtime collaborator Brian Eno.“The [album] title refers not to a specific utopia, but rather to our longing, frustration, aspirations, fears, and hopes regarding what could be possible, what else is possible,” Byrne said in a press statement. “The description, the discontent and the desire—I have a feeling that is what these songs touch on.”The ten-track album is previewed in the first single, “Everybody’s Coming To My House”, which you can listen to below. The song features Sampha, TTY, Happa Isaiah Barr (Onyx Collective), and others, with a music video from Robert Edridge-Waks.David Byrne is currently discussing the new album on today’s presentation of “Reasons To Be Cheerful” at New York City’s New School. Tune into the live-stream below:American Utopia Tracklist:01. I Dance Like This02. Gasoline And Dirty Sheets03. Every Day Is A Miracle04. Dog’s Mind05. This Is That06. It’s Not Dark Up Here07. Bullet08. Doing The Right Thing09. Everybody’s Coming To My House10. HereIn support of the new album, David Byrne will hit the road with a world tour. When the talk of the tour started last month, Byrne revealed that his plans for the tour will create “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.” In addition to the previously-announced American music festivals, Coachella, Shaky Knees, and XPoNential Music Fest, David Byrne will hit several international fests including Lollapalooza Chile, Argentina, Brazil, as well as festivals in Prague, Bilbao, Barcelona, and more. See below for a full list of tour dates, and stay tuned for more.David Byrne 2018 Tour Dates:03/03 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre03/04 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ F.M. Kirby Center For the Performing Arts03/06 – Buffalo, NY @ Center For the Arts03/07 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Theatre03/09 – Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theater03/10 – Kingston, NY @ Ulster Performing Arts Center03/16 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile03/18 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina03/24 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brasil04/07 – Guadalajara, MX @ Corona Capital Guadalajara04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival05/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival06/23 – Prague, CZ @ Metronome Festival06/25 – Zagreb, HR @ Inmusic Festival06/30– Ewijk, NL @ Down the Rabbit Hole07/04-07 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival07/06 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival07/11 – Oeiras, PT @ Cool Jazz Festival07/13 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live07/14 – Barcelona, ES @ Festival Cruilla07/19 – Ravenna, IT @ Ravenna Festival07/21 – Trieste, IT @ Piazza Unita D’Italia07/27 – Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival[H/T CoS]last_img read more

  • Making themselves at home in Harvard Yard

    first_imgNo blood, but some sweat and a few tears were on display as first-years moved into their Harvard Yard dorms Tuesday. At times the center of campus nearly pulsed with movement and sound: suitcases and boxes of many colors, shouted instructions, idling moving vans, nervous laughter, excited introductions. Cars began lining up early in the morning in preparation for the 9 a.m. start and continued in a steady stream before the 3 p.m. deadline.There to offer a hand and a welcoming handshake to students, friends, and family members were tutors, proctors, and resident deans, along with President Larry Bacow; Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay; Danoff Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana; Dean of Students Katherine “Katie” O’Dair; Associate Dean of Students Lauren Brandt; and Senior Assistant Dean of Residential Life and First-Year Students Nekesa Straker.The Class of 2023 will gather together in Tercentenary Theatre on Monday for Convocation, and begin classes on Sept. 3.,The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

  • Vermont Farm Health Task Force discusses aging on the farm

    first_img-30- The “aging of America” extends far beyond urban boundaries; 25 percent of all U.S. “elders” live in rural communities, a panel recently told the Vermont Farm Health Task Force at its quarterly meeting. Those who actively continue to farm exhibit the effects of an exceptionally vigorous life combined with a lack of relevant health care opportunities and access.Seventy percent of Vermont farmers are older than age 45. Often there is no next generation waiting to take over the tractor seat. Many older farmers suffer from osteoarthritis; they tend to have a higher percentage of work-related disabilities than the general population, caused by repetitive motion and the dangers inherent to farming. Fifty percent of older farmers lack power take off protection shields, roll over protection systems (ROPS) on their tractors, stated Karen Burke, M.D., Fletcher Allen Medical Center (FAMC), Family Medicine Physician/Geriatrics.Once a farmer is injured or disabled, he or she often lacks professional supports specific to the significant work demands and time constraints of farming. Primary care givers often become ill with stress. Companies like Home Instead Senior Care of South Burlington, VT, provide respite care and light housekeeping to relieve primary care givers, whether the person receiving care has fallen or received an injury — or suffers from a chronic condition, Patrice Thabault, its director, shared her perspective. Rather than waiting for a crisis, individuals should plan ahead of time, setting up a power of attorney or living will.Musculoskeletal issues are the number one problem for farmers, said orthopedist Dr. Philip Trabulsy, Hand Rehabilitation Center, FAHC, South Burlington, VT. Farmers may have non-trauma type issues: ligament, tendon, nerve, carpal tunnel, and pinched nerve.Key health issues are bone health and joint pressure, exacerbated by being overweight. “As we age, we lose the ability to know where our feet are.”To improve balance, he recommends tai chi or yoga. Getting proper sleep helps prevent injury too. He recommends alternative therapies for chronic pain. Many farmers benefit from ergonomic improvement for equipment that minimizes mechanical vibrations. Not taking frequent breaks, a factor that adds to their problem; they “need more prevention.”Veteran farmers Conrad and Jessie Orr of Orwell presented their views on farming and growing older. Married for 53 years, both have diabetes and other physical ailments. Conrad wore out his first hip replacement in six years.Health professionals may lack knowledge of farm ways, Jessie Orr said. The idea of taking a short break is a joke. They say you should sit down for a meal; if you’re on the tractor, you’re sitting down.”There are a lot of positives about farm life, she noted. “The farm is a good place to raise children.” In general, farmers have a low rate of heart disease and are less likely to smoke than non-farmers. The rate of obesity among farm families is no higher than the national average.Health professionals also fail to understand the farm work ethic, said Kathy Mason, University of Vermont Extension vocational rehabilitation counselor, Rural & Agricultural VocRehab. More than likely, they fail to grasp the concept that, to a farmer, “back to work part-time” may be an eight-hour day.Recently celebrating its second anniversary, the Vermont Farm Health Task Force is a consortium of medical professionals, agriculture professionals, agency leaders, and others concerned about farm health and safety. Five Work Groups address relevant topics in Education and Outreach, Farm Safety, Health Access and Policy, Immigrant and Migrant Health, and Practitioner Education. In 2008, it sponsored AgriSafe, Occupational and Health training for medical professionals to help them differentiate farmer health and safety needs from those of non-farmers.For more information about the task force, call Jean McCandless, MSW, Program Director, VT Farm Health Task Force, (802) 373-6996 or e-mail [email protected](link sends e-mail), or Karen Schneider, VT Farm Health Task Force Coordinator, Associate Professor, University of Vermont Extension, (802) 773-3349 or e-mail [email protected](link sends e-mail).  Source: UVM.last_img read more

  • Leahy secures $65,000 for Guilford Country Store

    first_imgUS Senator Patrick Leahy Monday told members of the Friends of Algiers Village and project partners working to reopen the Guilford Country Store that he has secured a $65,000 grant in partnership with the Preservation Trust of Vermont to help with their efforts. During a news conference at the store, leadership from the Friends of Algiers Village estimated the store would reopen next summer.‘I have long believed that Vermont’s village stores help define our state and provide neighbors a place to catch up on local politics and on the weather — the most important of Vermont concerns ‘ and on each others’ lives and families,’ said Leahy during the news conference. ‘I am proud to stand with you today as part of your effort to reopen the heartbeat of this village, the Guilford Country Store.’The Friends of Algiers Village recently purchased the 1817 Broad Brook House in Algiers Village. The Broad Brook House, originally a hotel and stage coach stop, according to the Friends of Algiers Village, has been at the center of the small Southern Vermont community’s economic and social activity for 193 years. The Guilford Country Store, which was housed in the Broad Brook House, closed in July.Eric Morse, president of the Friends Of Algiers, said the nonprofit was approached by the store’s former owner, Patricia Good, in 2009 with the suggestion that the group buy the property. Morse said Good hoped the sale would guarantee that the historic building would be preserved and that the store could continue to operate. The Friends Of Algiers voted to do just that and has been busy ever since — raising money, procuring donations and grants, and placing a historic preservation easement on the building. The Friends of Algiers have contracted with the Brattleboro architectural firm of Williams and Frehsee to design the remodeling of the store space and to guide repairs to the building. At the same time the group is investigating the possibility of establishing affordable housing in the building’s second floor apartments.Leahy said he secured the funding as part of a grant he wrote into the federal government’s 2010 budget to the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board and to the Preservation Trust of Vermont. Leahy said the funds have helped him continue the Village Revitalization Initiative he created with the Preservation Trust of Vermont in 2005 to partially fund community-led efforts to restore historic buildings in Vermont villages and return them to community use.Leahy pointed to the Friends of Algiers’ successful fundraising efforts as a critical reason why he thought this project deserved federal funds. In two years, people across the community have donated more than $165,000 to the effort and the Friends of Algiers have received separate grants from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board and the Vermont Community Development Program — a federally funded U.S. Housing and Urban Development program — to help purchase the building and plan for the reopening of the store. The Preservation Trust of Vermont has been providing consultation, training, and supervision, with additional funding to the project provided by the Freeman Foundation of Stowe. Leahy noted that in September, the Friends of Algiers began formally looking for an operator of the store. The plans call for including a public rest room, an area for customers to sit with their coffee and donuts while debating town affairs, and accessibility modifications.  Source: GUILFORD, Vt. (MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2010) Leahylast_img read more