Written by Brad James April 27, 2021 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Adds Nate Dixon As Assistant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Earlier this week, Utah State men’s basketball head coach Ryan Odom officially added Nate Dixon as an assistantDixon comes to Logan following five seasons as Odom’s lead assistant coach at Maryland-Baltimore County.During his time at UMBC, in addition to helping the Retrievers upset No. 1 Virginia as a No. 16 seed in the 2008 NCAA Tournament, Dixon helped coach four all-conference selections.Dixon first teamed up with Odom at Charlotte, serving as the team’s technology and scouting assistant for four seasons.Dixon’s Division I resume includes stints at Wyoming (2010-11), Louisiana-Lafayette (2009-10), New Orleans (2007-09), Louisiana-Monroe (2005-07), Florida (2003-05) and Stetson (2001-03).HHe has also coached at NCAA Division II institutions, Lenoir-Rhyne, Queens (1998-2000) and Belmont Abbey (1997-1998).
Oxford University is encouraging potential Indian students not to be put off by changes to Visa regulations that mean fewer international students will be able to stay in the country after graduating.The new rules mean that only those who have found work with a recognised employer will be allowed to stay on in the country after finishing their courses.There are 350 Indian students currently studying at Oxford, and most of them are post graduates. The immigration minister Damian Green estimates that around 70,000 fewer student visas would be issued next year due to the recent changes.Arghya Sengupta, president of Oxford’s 150 year old Indian Society, described the changes as “too drastic,” criticising what he sees as the “intellectually lazy approach” of “a blanket ban.” He suggested that “a more targeted immigration policy is desirable” and argued that Indian students “contribute to the British economy rather than hinder it”.Students from outside the EU bring 9 billion pounds to the British economy each year as well as much needed revenue to universities. Sengupta added that he believed that the new policy means “several Indian students will re-assess their options regarding joining a British university”.A spokesperson for Oxford University stated that the issue is one that affects all international students, not just Indians. The spokesperson said, “We would certainly encourage international students to continue to apply” and added that the University is confident that “students will continue to see the high value of an Oxford education.”Despite the fact that international students will find it more difficult to find work in the UK, the spokesperson stressed the fact that “the high-level skills and knowledge students obtain at Oxford will give graduates a head start in any country.”Prajwal Parajuly, an Indian student echoed this more positive outlook as “the kind of students” Oxford attracts would not be “discouraged to apply simply because of changes in the visa rules”.Other universities are also worried about the changes. Umbrella group Universities UK commented, ‘We think some legitimate students may be being put off by the changes,” yet warned, “The message must be that the UK remains open to legitimate international students.”
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide Oxford University with a £200 million loan, the largest sum ever lent by the bank to a European university. The 30-year loan from the EU’s bank for long- term investment will be used in the funding of the University’s plans to upgrade and replace buildings across the city. This includes the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter and an expansion of the University’s Old Road Campus in the east of Oxford.The new financial support was announced on a visit to Oxford last month by the EIB Vice-President, Jonathan Taylor, who was welcomed by the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, along with students and staff involved in the development projects. Professor Hamilton commented, “Oxford’s internationally outstanding facilities and resources are key to our position as a global leader in education and research. The European Investment Bank has shown a great understanding of our ongoing investment plans for highly advanced buildings and equipment.”“Their support now gives us greater freedom to progress our vision of a continually evolving campus, enabling world-leading academics to tackle the great research challenges of the 21st Century.” Vice President of EIB Jonathan Taylor said in a statement, “Investment in research facilities and teaching is essential to unlocking new ideas and scientific discoveries and the Euro- pean Investment Bank is committed to sup- porting investment at leading universities across Europe.”“The new loan will strengthen research and learning across a broad range of disciplines here in Oxford and ensure that the University continues to be at the forefront of global research. The size of the EIB’s support, through the largest ever university loan, and that the UK is the largest recipient of EIB loans for university development reflects the expected contribution of the impressive range of capital investment being considered both here in Oxford and across the country.” The EIB loan will help to support specialised research in the sciences at Oxford. Developments planned at the Old Road Campus include housing provision for up to 600 more scientists. A number of new laboratories for interdisciplinary bioscience are to be constructed, and funding for further research into drug discovery at the Target Discovery Institute is planned. Following this announcement, the UK’s position as the largest beneficiary of EIB university lending has been further secured, with Oxford University receiving a particu- larly large share. The £200 million loaned to the University alone accounts for approximately 14 per cent of the £1.45 billion in EIB loans granted to UK universities over the last five years. The EIB also provides funds for a variety of other projects across the UK, including hospitals, renewable energy and water and sewerage infrastructure. The bank was established by the Treaty of Rome in 1958, and last year the bank’s total lending reached €77 billion. Around 10 per cent of that money is lent to non-EU countries.
Eagles Power By the Patriots In 94-63 VictoryLOUISVILLLE, Ky. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball built a 31-point lead by halftime to powered by St. Catharine College, 94-63, to conclude action in the Bellarmine Classic Saturday evening in Louisville, Kentucky. USI sees its record go to 8-2 overall, 3-1 on a neutral courts, while St. Catharine falls to 3-10.The Screaming Eagles came out firing in the opening half and built a commanding 54-23 lead by the intermission. USI started the contest with an 8-0 run before exploding on a 16-0 run to put the game out of reach.The Eagles were a blistering 61.8 percent from the field (21-34) in the first 20 minutes, 60 percent from behind the arc (6-10). They also outrebounded the Patriots, 25-6, in the first half and were led by junior guard Jeril Taylor(Louisville, Kentucky) with 13 points and junior forward T.J. Tisdell (Cape Girardeau, Missouri) with 11 points.USI maintained the 31 point advantage throughout the second half, leading by as many as 32 points, 76-44, and never letting the lead fall below 25 points. The Eagles also finished the game by shooting 57.4 percent (35-61) from the field and outrebounding the Patriots by a commanding 26 boards, 44-18.In the scoring column, USI had 11 players score with four reaching double-digits. Taylor led the way with a team-high 20 points, hitting seven-of-13 from the field and three-of-five from long range.Tisdell followed Taylor with 13 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the year. Senior forward George Edwards (Chicago, Illinois) and freshman guard Alex Stein(Evansville, Indiana) rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11 points each. Stein also had a team-high six assists.USI returns to the friendly surroundings of the Physical Activities Center for a pair of games around the holidays. The Eagles host Spalding University December 19 at 1 p.m. and Purdue University North Central December 30 at 7 p.m. before restarting Great Lakes Valley Conference action after New Year’s.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Aside from supplying locals, restaurants and hotels, the small Isle of Skye Baking Company in Portree also sells at local food markets.It has experimented with a new specialist peri-peri sauce called African Volcano – the enterprise of the bakery owner Barry Hawthorne’s brother, Grant, who sells through street food markets. Aside from using the sauce as a condiment, it’s also integrated into the bread roll recipe.The roll is used to sandwich pulled pork, which chef Grant Hawthorne says “works quite beautifully and the flavours of peri-peri come through very well indeed in the bread – it reinforces the flavours”. His rolls recipe incorporates the medium-strength sauce at 8% of flour weight, with the rolls sprinkled with Maldon Sea Salt. Recipe: Pulled Pork on Peri Peri Bap (makes 20)IngredientsShoulder of pork, on the bone, skin removed – 6kgAfrican Volcano peri peri marinade (medium strength) – 240gMaldon salt to tasteReductionCola – 1LOrange juice – 1LDemerara sugar – 100gAfrican Volcano peri peri sauce (medium strength) – 240gMethod1. Marinate the boned and butterflied pork shoulder for four hours in the African Volcano peri peri marinade.2. Reduce the cola and orange by 50% and reserve to one side.3. Once the marinade session is complete, place in a deep baking tray and season liberally with Maldon salt.4. Place in a pre-heated oven (80˚C) for 16 hours (ideally leave this overnight), uncovered. Turn at least once.5. Raise the temperature to 100˚C and cook for a further 60 minutes.6. Remove the tray from the oven and increase the temperature to 180˚C. Drain the liquid from the tray into the reduction and mix thoroughly. Pour liberally over the cooked pork and return to the tray. Cover with foil and return to the oven. Cook for 45 minutes.7. Remove the tray from the oven and leave the shoulder to rest in the juices for 30 minutes. Drain and reserve the cooked shoulder on a drip tray.8. While it is cooling, use the two-fork method to shred or pull the cooked meat, as thought you would for a rillette. Remove any gristle and excess fat (leave some fat in for the reheating). Reserve to one side and allow to cool. Store in a fridge below 3˚C, covered and dated.9. Remove excess fat from the reduction mixture and separate both. Reserve both to one side for later use. Store in the fridge, below 3˚C.ServiceWhen reheating the pork, use some fat in the pan, add approximately 150g cooked weight of the pulled pork. Fry quickly and add some reduction to moisten.Serve in a peri-peri bap, with sliced tomato and gherkin.
Source: Country ChoiceIn-store bakery and foodservice supplier Country Choice has launched Flatstone Pizza Co – a branded concept enabling retailers to serve made-to-order pizzas.The package is designed to provide retailers with everything they require to offer customers eat-in or takeaway pizza options.Country Choice worked with a craft baker to develop the hand-stretched pizza base. Each base is brushed with extra virgin olive oil and dusted with durum wheat semolina before being part-baked in a stone oven.The signature Flatstone Pizza Co sauce, made with tomatoes from Portugal, oregano, peppers, basil and garlic, is supplied in 1.5kg pouches to pipe onto the base before spreading.Two pre-grated cheese options accompany a range of toppings including Margherita, Pepperoni, BBQ Chicken, Meat Feast, Hawaiian Ham, Ham & Mushroom, Chicken & Pepperoni and Plant Lovers.The pizzas can be baked in a convection oven, a Merrychef oven or a dedicated tabletop pizza deck including a fire-brick base. Country Choice offers on-site training as standard, supported by online step-by-step guides and ‘what to do’ cards for reference.The company also provides chopping boards, knives, squeezy sauce bottles, spoons, portioners, pizza cutters, pizza peel and temperature probes.For serving the pizzas, there is a choice of 9in and 11in wooden serving boards for table service, recycled Kraft pizza boxes and fully branded labels for takeaway as well as carry bags. There are also marketing materials, including posters, social media graphics, ‘A’ boards, drinks coasters, table talkers, banners, flyers, editable menus and social media videos.“Demand for pizza continues to grow, driven by big brand advertising and the growing home delivery sector,” said Neil Lindsell, Country Choice retail operations manager. “As a result, 85% of Brits now buy pizza so there has never been a better time for retailers to add it to their menu.“The opportunity to include pizza as part of a takeaway or home delivery option is particularly beneficial to a retailer’s food to go offer as it allows them to extend it into the evening and secure incremental sales of accompaniments such as salad and alcohol.”
19 32 18 -1.255 -0.006 191.795 9 195.329 Lap # 18 -0.282 21Trevor BayneWood Bros Racing Ford46.843 10 19 48Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet47.074 191.914 38 12 16 -0.046 6 55Mark MartinMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota47.221 56Martin TruexMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota46.958 30 -0.316 -0.000 13 21 Speed 22 CarDriverTeamTime -0.090 9Marcos AmbroseRichard Petty Motorsports Ford46.696 36Dave BlaneyTommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet47.514 28 -0.010 189.040 191.404 -0.005 27 16 36Dave BlaneyTommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet47.396 31 188.628 -0.553 26 —.— 19 -0.364 193.340 23 6 30 -0.008 192.736 23 192.934 -0.791 9 -0.012 16 8 5Kasey KahneHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet47.099 -0.055 18 -0.240 15 32 9 20 20 -0.014 -0.846 -0.764 195.385 32 35 39Ryan NewmanStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet46.968 12 1Jamie McMurrayEarnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet47.058 1Jamie McMurrayEarnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet46.876 -1.134 11 -0.760 39Ryan NewmanStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet47.046 23 -1.727 88Dale Earnhardt Jr.Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet47.021 192.402 23 192.526 192.176 13Casey MearsGermain Racing Ford47.362 191.718 -0.002 189.418 19 2 -0.642 33 24 -0.910 191.461 -1.035 29Kevin HarvickRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.973 31 195.712 4 -0.884 -0.072 15 13Casey MearsGermain Racing Ford47.280 17 21 12 -0.890 191.034 18 23 -0.050 20 20Matt KensethJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota46.063 17 16Greg BiffleRoush Fenway Racing Ford46.886 17 78Kurt BuschFurniture Row Racing Chevrolet47.244 16 7 190.925 18 # Laps 191.290 51Regan SmithPhoenix Racing Chevrolet46.925 -1.387 55Mark MartinMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota46.139 24Jeff GordonHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet46.777 -0.565 192.583 23 23 -Fastest -0.408 PRESEASON THUNDERSprint Cup Series testingThursday, Jan. 10 Generation-6 cars pass first testPenske, Roush walk thin lineFriday, Jan. 11Video: ‘Big One’ hits during draftJohnson shows his smartsSaturday, Jan. 12Final day, final impressionsPatrick pleased with Thunder 22 16Greg BiffleRoush Fenway Racing Ford47.026 24 16 -0.053 -0.039 —.— -0.972 -0.213 -1.623 10 191.620 14 14 14 -0.564 99Carl EdwardsRoush Fenway Racing Ford47.231 -0.077 1 20 12 22 13 23 5Kasey KahneHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet46.958 -Next 17 13 25 -0.015 19 48Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet47.000 18 -0.098 31 2Brad KeselowskiPenske Racing Ford47.329 51Regan SmithPhoenix Racing Chevrolet47.007 -0.020 78Kurt BuschFurniture Row Racing Chevrolet47.120 -0.857 23 191.489 -0.006 -0.099 189.889 22Joey LoganoPenske Racing Ford47.171 5 3 30 47Bobby LabonteJTG Racing Toyota47.713 -0.105 27 30 190.593 8 32 25 16 21 99Carl EdwardsRoush Fenway Racing Ford47.233 20 190.553 -1.185 11 -1.014 14 12 190.512 22 27Paul MenardRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.763 -0.025 -0.306 29 35 15 -0.149 191.955 24 5 30 23 28 Pos 14 -0.013 26 192.530 31Jeff BurtonRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.244 33 31 95Scott SpeedLeavine Family Racing Ford47.609 11 -0.671 -1.343 -0.037 23 25 190.795 -0.011 CarDriverTeamTime 17 Denny Hamlin was fastest among the 34 drivers to turn a lap in the second session of the day, clocking a 195.712 mph lap in his No. 11 JGR Toyota. Hamlin is scheduled to miss the next two days of testing at Daytona, instead opting to return to Charlotte to be with his girlfriend, Jordan Fish, who is expecting the couple’s first child.Hamlin’s new teammate Matt Kenseth, who logged the fastest lap in the day’s first session, was second fastest at 195.385, followed by fellow Gibbs driver Kyle Busch (195.329) in third.The day concluded the first on-track activity in the new year for the sixth generation of Sprint Cup Series cars, which will make their competition debut next month on the 2.5-mile track.Danica Patrick, who begins her first full-time season at NASCAR’s highest level in 2013, was seventh-fastest at 192.934. Defending Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski ranked 31st-fastest out of 34 cars in both sessions. His Penske Racing Ford was more than 5 mph off Hamlin’s pace in the second session. The second day of the three-day test is scheduled Friday with a three-hour morning stint and a four-hour afternoon session. 43Aric AlmirolaRichard Petty Motorsports Ford47.333 191.599 20 24 26 -1.247 -0.027 33 9 -0.006 13 23 18 190.026 23 192.757 11Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota47.256 13 —.— 7 18Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota46.790 22 3 191.771 192.489 11 -0.017 22 15 14Tony StewartStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet47.015 -0.662 11 192.143 26 32 31Jeff BurtonRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.747 7 191.383 14Tony StewartStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet47.112 191.253 24 24 42Juan Pablo MontoyaEarnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet46.832 19 Lap # -0.982 21Trevor BayneWood Bros Racing Ford47.049 -0.016 17 -0.258 -0.540 15 15 -0.099 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Joe Gibbs Racing drivers showed early strength in the opening day of NASCAR Preseason Thunder testing Thursday at Daytona International Speedway, sweeping the top three spots as speeds picked up in the afternoon session. 14 14 191.428 195.063 35 -0.355 29 -0.760 28 -0.383 19 2Brad KeselowskiPenske Racing Ford47.451 -0.358 14 190.452 27 10Danica PatrickStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet46.733 -0.972 191.266 -0.034 190.010 -0.770 33Austin DillonRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.961 -0.010 -0.005 15Clint BowyerMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota46.750 -0.029 38Josh WiseFront Row Motorsports Ford47.366 23 7 10 191.087 -0.004 -0.010 -0.012 19 95Scott SpeedLeavine Family Racing Ford48.131 26 191.188 15 23 3 -0.013 -0.153 23 20 19 -0.335 -0.448 27 27 -0.077 191.996 16 -0.091 NASCAR Preseason Thunder — Practice 2 resultsThursday, Jan. 10 -Fastest -1.294 21 # Laps -0.367 -0.900 47Bobby LabonteJTG Racing Toyota48.078 -0.019 34 -1.029 -0.056 29Kevin HarvickRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.870 -0.050 -0.006 27Paul MenardRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.550 34 -0.033 15 191.302 43Aric AlmirolaRichard Petty Motorsports Ford46.756 -0.098 NASCAR Preseason Thunder — Practice 1 resultsThursday, Jan. 10 -0.012 -0.063 194.620 190.355 -0.021 -0.003 -Next 191.002 19 -0.063 15 191.661 9Marcos AmbroseRichard Petty Motorsports Ford46.746 -1.440 -0.003 -0.270 -0.530 38Josh WiseFront Row Motorsports Ford47.221 -0.421 -0.008 21 88Dale Earnhardt Jr.Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet47.139 -0.714 31 -0.939 15Clint BowyerMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota46.840 1 -0.016 190.545 190.593 17 -0.027 32 -0.082 33 22Joey LoganoPenske Racing Ford47.229 192.131 9 10Danica PatrickStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet46.648 -0.538 2 —.— 24 18Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota46.076 5 5 186.990 Kenseth, Hamlin top charts in Preseason Thunder practice 18 12 -0.051 24 -0.253 22 -0.675 26 -0.049 -0.823 -0.027 Speed -0.013 22 -0.004 -0.104 190.142 189.853 -0.067 16 22 14 24Jeff GordonHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet46.931 42Juan Pablo MontoyaEarnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet46.944 20Matt KensethJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota46.691 56Martin TruexMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota47.055 25 23 17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Roush Fenway Racing Ford47.241 190.561 5 21 192.020 -0.039 -1.410 Pos 17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Roush Fenway Racing Ford47.405 33Austin DillonRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.896 30 -0.077 8 190.500 -0.013 17 189.669 11Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota45.986 15 190.158 192.460 24 192.513 12 -1.235 18 192.349 23 4 -0.032 187.196 191.648 14 -0.029 -0.564 33 191.661 19 -0.042 7 20 16
Check out the full tour schedule below and head to the band’s website for tickets now.Flow Tribe Spring To Summer Tour Dates5/20 — Gramercy Theatre- New York NY *5/21 — Iron Works- Buffalo NY5/22 — Marion Court Room- Lancaster PA5/25 — The Broadberry- Richmond VA5/26 — The Riverjam Series- Charlotte NC5/28 — Hometown Holidays Music Festival- Rockville MD6/01 — The Hamilton- Washington D.C.6/02 — The State Theatre- Culpepper VA6/03 — Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Festival- Sussex NJ6/04 — Blue Side- Frederick MD6/12 — Southern Sportsman’s Festival – Westwego LA6/16 — Riverbend Festival- Chattanooga TN6/17 — Levitt Shell- Memphis TN6/23 — Lava Cantina – Baton Rouge LA6/24 — Duling Hall – Jackson MS6/25 — Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola FL6/26 — Kitchen & Music House – Tallahassee FL6/28 — AJ’s – Destin, FL6/25 — Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola FL6/26 — Kitchen & Music House – Tallahassee FL6/28 — AJ’s – Destin FL6/29 — TBD6/30 — Funky Biscuit – Boca Raton FL7/1 – 7/3 — The Green Parrot – Key West FL* w/ RIPE The New Orleans backbone cracking band Flow Tribe has announced a extensive Spring to Summer tour run. The group will make their way up down the east coast this May through July, including appearances at Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Festival, Hometown Holidays Music Festival and a throwdown at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY with RIPE on 5/20.
Get ready for another dose of couch tour, Phish fans! The band have just announced that they’ll be webcasting this weekend’s shows from Alpharetta, GA. The shows, which will take place on Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd, will take place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, and both shows will be available to to purchase via LivePhish.com.As usual, there will be SD and HD formats offered, with a two-night pass available at a slight discount. You’ll also be able to watch each webcast for 24 hours after the show ends, giving you ample time to get into the groove in the confines of your home. More details on the webcasts, including information on how top purchase, can be found at this link.
ATLANTA (AP) — A reporter and photojournalist were kicked out of a public town hall event and threatened with arrest for trying to ask a question of U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Greene is a freshman Republican lawmaker from Georgia who has come under heavy criticism for supporting social media posts that advocated violence against Democratic officials. The journalists from WRCB-TV were removed from the public town hall event in Dalton, Georgia, on Wednesday. A spokesman for Greene defended the action, saying the town hall was for constituents and not a press conference. WRCB-TV news director Callie Starnes tells The Associated Press that the journalists were invited to attend the event and given credentials for it.