first_imgFayrefield FoodTec (Crewe, Cheshire) will be exhibiting its new range of healthier ingredients and mixes for cakes, breads and morning goods at Food & Bake at the NEC in March.These include Geltec clean-label egg replacer, which increases shelf-life and lowers cholesterol content. Mixes containing no hydrogenated fats will also be on display to meet consumer expectations for products with possible heart health benefits, says the company.The company can also help bakers include omega 3 fatty acids for improved heart and brain health through odourless fish oils and flaxseed. Ways to include prebiotics for improved gut health and a sucrose-free Madeira cake mix will also be on show. Fayrefield will be launching new products containing natural bread improvers and also sourdough bread and pizza mixes at the show. All mixes will be available in traditional 3.5kg and 12.5kg bags, but can be made available in any size the customer requires. Fayrefield FoodTec has supplied mixes to a number of cake bakeries for many years.Products are sold under the Baketec and Geltec brands. The company says it is not well known in the industry because it has grown through close confidential partnerships with retail product manufacturers. It has supplied bespoke mixes and brought new product ideas to market, while cutting processing and ingredients costs, it claims.last_img read more

first_imgWhile many students occupied their time this past semester studying abroad, working an internship or balancing homework and other extra-curriculars, one Saint Mary’s student spent the last several months living out her dream as a singer. Sylvia Yacoub, a Saint Mary’s sophomore, took the year off to pursue her aspirations of becoming a professional singer when she auditioned for “The Voice,” an NBC reality television show where participants compete on teams coached by successful musicians. When singers are selected to participate on the show, they have the option to choose to be coached by one of four artists: Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green. Yacoub chose Aguilera and said the opportunity to work with her has been an unforgettable one. “Getting the chance to work with [Aguilera] and perform with her has been incredible,” she said. “She has been my idol since I was a little girl and to know that she knows who I am personally is awesome. We connected so easily both artistically and emotionally.” Throughout the rehearsals and performances, Aguilera acted as a mentor to Yacoub, coaching her during her time on the show. In addition for the chance to learn under Aguilera, Yacoub said she especially enjoyed getting to know her coach’s personality and work ethic. “She’s a strong woman and stands for what she wants – and I love that about her,” Yacoub said. “You have all these ideas about how great your idol is and to meet Christina and to have her exceed all of my expectations was really cool. She was probably the most real person [at “The Voice”], and she was always herself. That is something I respect.” Though Yacoub received coaching and advice from Aguilera throughout the competition, she was also able to hear the other coaches’ opinions about her performances. Yacoub said she really enjoyed that aspect of “The Voice” and was grateful to hear additional feedback on her singing. “It was awesome,” she said. “Not everyone gets coached by their idol, let alone four different amazing singers. [They] are all really different artists and that feedback really helps you grow because you realize ‘Well this group thinks this, so I need to improve on this.’ It was great.” While the comments and advice from Aguilera and the other three coaches were extremely helpful to Yacoub, she said she also benefited greatly from the support of the Saint Mary’s community and her hometown of Muskegon, Mich. “Everyone’s support means the world to me,” she said. “Friends, and even people I don’t know and alumni are all reaching out to me. The support has been impeccable and I personally feel I had one of the best hometown and school backings [on “The Voice”]. It feels great to know so many people support me.” The support from all of her fans helped Yacoub push through some of the more stressful parts of her time on the show. She said the experience of rehearsals, performing and competing was an “emotional rollercoaster.” “I think I cried more on the show than I have in my entire life,” she said. “You just spin through so many different emotions. You go so quickly from excitement to being nervous to ‘I could go home tonight’ to ‘Oh my gosh, America saved me’ – it was crazy.” After making it onto the show after the blind auditions and advancing past the knockouts into the top 10, Yacoub was voted off of the competition last week after her performance of Alicia Keys’s “Girl on Fire.” While Yacoub is disappointed she is no longer on “The Voice,” she said she was expecting the elimination. “I kind of had a feeling I would go home,” she said. “I had mentally prepared myself and got it all out of my system the night before. I just had this gut feeling. But I was really happy with my last performance – it had a message I think is really important and the coaches were happy with it, too.” While her time on “The Voice” is over, she said her plans to return back to Saint Mary’s are still  being finalized. Because she is still under contract with NBC and “The Voice,” she is unable to make any definite plans right now. “I definitely will come back to Saint Mary’s and visit,” she said. “There is a possibility I will be back next semester to finish the year but everything is still up in the air. It all depends on my career and me moving forward with my singing.” Despite her uncertainties at the moment, Yacoub said she is confident in her career and hopes others take inspiration from her success on the show. “I’ve opened a lot of doors by being in this competition and making it to the Top 10, so expect more coming from me,” she said. “I hope my experience shows that someone with literally no connections can make it and that I’ve given people the drive and push to shoot for what you want.”last_img read more

first_img Sharing is caring! 285 Views   no discussions Tweet Food & DiningLifestyleNewsRegional Jamaican chef wins Food Network’s Chopped by: Jamaica Observer – February 24, 2016 Sharecenter_img Share Share Andre FowlesKINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican-born Andre Fowles was victorious on Tuesday when he lined up on the Food Network’s highly acclaimed series Chopped.With Caribbean cuisine as the focus of Tuesday night’s flavour-filled show, he walked away as the winner.Fowles, who is currently the resident sous-chef at Miss Lily’s — an authentic, vibrant Jamaican restaurant in New York — left Jamaica in 2014.Prior to joining the team at Miss Lily’s, Fowles worked for two years as chef de partie under the tutelage of Martin Maginley, multi-award-winning chef at the cashmere-chic Round Hill Hotel & Villas. He also worked at Kingston’s celebrated Mac’s Chop House under the celebrated Mario Machado.Originally from Kingston, Fowles attended Donald Quarrie High School and was trained at the Runaway Bay HEART Academy. He credits his grandmother, Veronica Davis, affectionately called ‘Mama Cherry’ for his foray into the culinary arena.last_img read more

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 431; 2. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 317; 3. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 301; 4. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 297; 5. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 289; 6. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 257; 7. Kyle Falck, Decorah, Iowa, 245; 8. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 243; 9. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 220; 10. Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 214; 11. Curt Lund, Redwood Falls, Minn., 210; 12. Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn., 208; 13. Joey McCullough, Phoenix, Ariz., 207; 14. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 203; 15. Gary Williams, Bonham, Texas, and Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., both 201; 17. Dean Cornelius, New Prague, Minn., 199; 18. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa, 183; 19. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 180; 20. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 179. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 395; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 345; 3. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 320; 4. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 297; 5. Don Gumke, Jamestown, N.D., 251; 6. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 241; 7. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 239; 8. Jeff Stafford Jr., Wittmann, Ariz., 232; 9. Drew Armstrong, Benton, Ark., 231; 10. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 228; 11. Jacob O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., 223; 12. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas, 219; 13. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark., 215; 14. D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif., 213; 15. Clint Reichenbach, Santa Maria, Calif., 211; 16. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 209; 17. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 205; 18. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., 203; 19. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 196; 20. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 193. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 411; 2. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 305; 3. Cole Carver, Apache Junction, Ariz., 304; 4. David Jones, Chandler, Ariz., 287; 5. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 263; 6. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, and Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., both 257; 8. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 244; 9. Michael Egurola Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 243; 10. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 242; 11. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 226; 12. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 224; 13. Ryan Moser, Englewood, Colo., 219; 14. Heath Dry, Phoenix, Ariz., 214; 15. Bryan Miller, Glendale, Ariz., and Tate Johnson, Homestead, Mont., both 208; 17. Ty Weidner, Chandler, Ariz., 197; 18. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 194; 19. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 183; 20. Brandyn Johnson, Mesa, Ariz., 178.  Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 307; 2. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 298; 3. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 254; 4. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 222; 5. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 185; 6. David Bolf, Wichita Falls, Texas, 183; 7. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 180; 8. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 177; 9. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 176; 10. Jared Baird, Norman, Okla., 155; 11. Cory Williams, Tahoka, Texas, 138; 12. Jay Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 137; 13. Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park, Texas, 131; 14. Don Reid, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Trevor Foley, Iowa Park, Texas, both 130; 16. Kyle Robinson, Pilot Point, Texas, 113; 17. Edward Grmela Jr., Hewitt, Texas, 110; 18. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, 108; 19. Todd West, Hudson Oaks, Texas, 103; 20. Garett Rawls, Elm Mott, Texas, 101. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, both 77; 3. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 75; 4. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, both 69; 6. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 66; 7. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 59; 8. Theresa Waller, Montgomery, Texas, Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, and Blake Cunningham, Silsbee, Texas, each 57; 11. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 40; 12. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 39; 13. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 38; 14. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 37; 15. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, and Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., both 36; 17. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 35; 18. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, and Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., both 34; 20. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 33.  IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 141; 2. Nathan DeRagon, Peoria, Ariz., 139; 3. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 116; 4. Bradley Stafford, Glendale, Ariz., 105; 5. Kyle Cardinal, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 100; 6. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 68; 7. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 36. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Brian Schoenbaum, Killeen, Texas, 263; 2. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 245; 3. William Creese, Springtown, Texas, 236; 4. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 217; 5. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 209; 6. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 185; 7. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 184; 8. Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 165; 9. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 164; 10. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 143; 11. Ryan Whisenant, Stephenville, Texas, 132; 12. Randy McNorton Jr., Alvord, Texas, 127; 13. Kody Crofutt, Dublin, Texas, 123; 14. Colton Mooney, Boyd, Texas, 89; 15. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, 77; 16. Jack Lewis, Temple, Texas, 66; 17. Billy Butcher, Boyd, Texas, 65; 18. Johnny Clark, Cleburne, Texas, 38; 19. James Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, and Dan Webre, West, Texas, both 36.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts AC Milan coach brushes off Ibrahimovic’s angry reaction to substitution AC Milan produce another fightback to sink Parma AC Milan hit back with three goals in five minutes to floor Juventus Swedish police have stepped in to protect Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s statue from collapsing after fans attempted to saw off the feet as well as placing a rope around the neck.The Swedish star had the bronze sculpture erected in Malmo, where he begun his illustrious career, in a tribute to his impact on Swedish football. The statue had been commissioned by the Swedish FA and was unveiled in early October.But since investing in rival club last month, fans have turned on the hero they idolised for so many years.When news broke of Ibrahimovic’s involvement with Hammarby, a club in which he has purchased a 25 per cent share, Malmo fans have vandalised the statue in a bid to disassociate themselves with the 38-year-old.Malmo fans spray painted the statue before setting it on fire, and placing a toilet seat around one of the arms. Ibrahimovic’s residence in Stockholm was also targeted, with the word “Judas” painted on the property.And now fans have gone a step further in sharing their grievances with the Swede, with attempts made to saw off the statue’s feet, while putting a rope around the neck. Police have since put barriers up to protect against vandalism.The latest sequence of events leaves a sour taste in what was a strong relationship between Zlatan and the Malmo faithful. The striker broke onto the scene with the Swedish club, scoring 16 goals in 40 appearances before joining Ajax, where his career went from strength to strength.Tags: HammarbyZlatan Ibrahimoviclast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigerian Army loses Colonel to Boko Haram attack Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Andrej Kramaric became the first Hoffenheim player to score four goals in a Bundesliga game, overwhelming Borussia Dortmund with a one-sided 4-0 away victory on Saturday.The Croatian striker, his club’s top scorer this season, took his campaign tally to 13 as Europa League-bound Hoffenheim moved above VfL Wolfsburg to finish in fifth place on 52 points. Borussia Dortmund were already confirmed as runners-up to Bayern Munich, but after this embarrassing home defeat finished 13 points adrift of the champions.They did threaten early, when Norwegian teenager Erling Haaland forced a full stretch save out of visiting goalkeeper Oliver Baumann in the fifth minute.But after that it was 29-year-old Kramaric who dominated the game.He opened the scoring after eight minutes, after a good build-up, picking his spot and curling the ball home from just outside the penalty area.On the half-hour mark the former Leicester City forward doubled his tally after beating the offside trap to slot home from close range. After the break, Kramaric was given far too much room by a sleepy Borussia Dortmund defence to complete his hat-trick in the 48th minute.Then home defender Mats Hummels pushed Moanes Dabbur in the penalty area two minutes later.Kramaric stepped up to slot the ball home under the body of Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki to seal a dominant performance.He added: “I dreamt about the possibility of a penalty kick before the game. But, to be honest, my penalty kick was not all that well taken.“I had decided before that if I got a penalty kick it would be a no-look effort and I got a bit lucky,” he said of the effort that just crept under Burki’s body. “It’s really (an) amazing stuff and feeling to score four goals in this stadium to win this game and to get direct qualification into the Europa League.“Things like this do not happen often in a player’s career.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Andrej KramaricBorussia DortmundEuropa LeagueTukur BurataiVfL Wolfsburglast_img read more

first_imgJessica Sorensen crossed in front of the net and deked the Connecticut goaltender for a backhand goal. Less than four minutes into Friday’s game against Connecticut, Syracuse set the tone that it would be in command.And with that goal, Syracuse got to do something it hasn’t done much this year — play with a lead.‘It feels great, especially coming off from last weekend,’ Sorensen, the SU forward, said. ‘A big pick-me-upper throughout the whole team.’Syracuse has struggled to jump out to early leads all season, but in the Orange’s 4-0 win against Connecticut on Friday, SU played with the lead for nearly the entire game. Eight minutes after Sorensen put Syracuse on the scoreboard, SU defenseman Jordyn Burns scored her first career goal to give the Orange a two-goal cushion. But on Friday, SU head coach Paul Flanagan wasn’t happy with a two-goal lead.He pushed the team for a third goal and helped keep the team in the right mindset offensively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘The fact we couldn’t get that third goal for quite a while I think kept us focused,’ Flanagan said. ‘It’s nice when you can light it up earlier in the game, but the fact that we didn’t, we just stayed the course and kept working hard.’Between the second and third goals, Syracuse kept its intensity up to protect the lead it had, especially on its penalty kill unit. Special teams have been a struggle all year for the Orange, but on Friday that wasn’t the case.While searching for a third goal early in the second period, Burns pressured a Connecticut defenseman at the blue line despite being shorthanded. Burns forced a giveaway and converted it into one of Syracuse’s best scoring chances in the period.‘We played really well together,’ Burns said. ‘Everyone was just really confident and there was a lot of talking going on out there, so it made it easier for us to stay composed.’Less than two weeks ago in a loss to Colgate, Flanagan was critical of his team’s lack of energy. Since that night, there has been a noticeable change in the team’s aggression. In a pair of close games against Union last weekend, keeping energy up was an easier task than in the blowout win over the Huskies.Still, the Orange maintained its intensity in searching for that third goal. In doing so, it also preserved Kallie Billadeau’s first shutout of the season.Even when SU tacked on a pair of goals in the third period, turning the game into a full blowout, the defense didn’t ease up.During one Connecticut power play, SU forwards Shiann Darkangelo and Holly Carrie-Mattimoe blocked back-to-back shots to kill off an ultimately meaningless penalty in a blowout win.‘It was nice,’ Billadeau said of the blocked shots. ‘We worked on blocking shots in practice on Thursday, so they learned that really quickly.’The shot-blocking prowess was part of an all-around fantastic effort from the Syracuse defense. The Orange held the Huskies to just 17 shots.Billadeau credited the defense for her shutout more than anything. But the defense gives its credit to the offense getting them an early lead to work with.‘It takes a lot of pressure off the ‘D,’ and that makes us play more composed and more confident with our decisions and whatnot,’ Burns said.Syracuse’s success wasn’t solely the product of being comfortable with a lead. UConn was also forced to make adjustments after falling behind early and tried to mount a comeback.For the most part, the Orange has been the team forced to make changes after getting down early, but on Friday it had the luxury of making the Huskies adjust. Flanagan just needed his team to keep playing smart.Though SU was again stuck playing from behind the next day, in Saturday’s 2-1 win over the Huskies, Syracuse maintained its aggression throughout. For the time being, it appears that the Orange’s issues with lacking intensity are gone.‘We had a few mental errors last game (against Union), but it was great this game,’ Sorensen said. ‘You could feel on the bench, the spirit was up.’[email protected]  Published on October 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — Syracuse played 25 games before losing last year. That was how three players in the Orange’s current rotation started off their SU playing career.But this season’s crop of newcomers, both of which are starters, competed in just two games before experiencing their first college loss.To junior guard Trevor Cooney, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.“We’re not used to losing, especially this early in the season, but I think it was good for us to not only lose but kind of get killed,” Cooney said on Friday, a day after SU’s 14-point loss to California. “You learn mostly when you lose. You don’t really learn when you’re winning.“I think it was good for us to be down and play the next game, play the next day.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA far cry from last year’s exhilarating 25-0 start, this Orange team is the first one in 11 years to lose in the first three games of the regular season. It’s fallen out of the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time since 2009. But the SU players looked optimistically at what their loss to the Golden Bears on Thursday, and SU’s subsequent bounce-back win over Iowa on Friday, taught the team.Syracuse (3-1) will begin to employ that perspective when it reverts back to facing lower-level nonconference competition, and hosts Loyola (2-2) at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday.“Every game will help this team, every time they play. These games certainly helped us,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “… But we just need time — I hope it’s not too much time — to get better. And I think we can do that. There’s a lot of work to be done in these next few weeks.”Freshman point guard Kaleb Joseph said he caught himself taking in the Madison Square Garden environment too often during the first half of Thursday’s game. The next time out, he made it a point to keep his concentration on the court.He’ll have to apply that same focus when the Orange travels to raucous atmospheres like Michigan on Dec. 2, Villanova on Dec. 20, and the Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA tournaments, and he knows it.With his redirected focus, Joseph picked up his assist-to-turnover ratio from Thursday to Friday. He contributed to the Orange’s improved offensive showing as it grinded out a win over Iowa a night after a listless shooting performance against Cal.“Everything’s a learning process for all of us in these games,” Joseph said. “This was a huge experience, being in such a tight situation, everybody had to rally together.”When the Orange entered last year’s NCAA tournament, six out of seven players in its crunch-time rotation had played in an NCAA tournament game before — and the outlier was “unusual” point guard Tyler Ennis, as Boeheim described him Thursday.This year’s team doesn’t have that much experience in big games.But with a more rigorous nonconference slate than SU teams of the recent past, the Orange expects to be better suited than its youth would indicate.Said junior forward Michael Gbinije: “We’re going to have a long season. We’re going to have some more close games down the road and we’ve just got to be ready for them.” Comments Published on November 24, 2014 at 4:39 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more