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Tottenham’s Dele Alli wins PFA Young Player of the Year award

first_img Dele Alli has excelled for Spurs this season 1 Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli capped a brilliant breakthrough Premier League season by winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award on Sunday.The 20-year-old, who was also named in the PFA Team of the Year, was recognised after registering ten goals and 12 assists in his debut top flight campaign.He held off competition from team-mate Harry Kane, Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho and Everton duo Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley.Alli was unable to collect the award in person at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on Sunday night, with Spurs hosting West Brom on Monday, but Ossie Ardiles collected the prize on his behalf and the youngster sent a video message.“Thank you Ossie, the Tottenham legend for receiving this award for me,” Alli said.“Sorry I can’t be there tonight but we have a big game tomorrow. Thank you for to everyone who voted for me.“I feel honoured to win such a prestigious award and thank you to my friends, family and all the staff at Tottenham.”Alli, who won the Football League Young Player of the Year 12 months ago, joined Tottenham from MK Dons in 2015 and was expected to be used sparingly in his first season at White Hart Lane.Mauricio Pochettino, however, decided Alli was ready to be a first-team regular and the youngster has more than justified his manager’s faith, playing a leading role in Spurs’ surprise title challenge.Perhaps his finest moment of the campaign came with his goal of the season contender against Crystal Palace in January, when he cushioned the ball on his knee, flicked it over his head and volleyed home from outside the penalty area.Alli’s athleticism, creativity and goals have also won the admiration of Roy Hodgson, who handed him his England debut against Estonia in October.He now has six caps and on the fourth of those against France he scored his first international goal, firing past team-mate Hugo Lloris at Wembley.Hodgson predicted last month Alli could be England’s new Bryan Robson, while Sir Alex Ferguson has said he is the most gifted young midfielder since Paul Gascoigne.Pochettino pulled his players out of the PFA Awards ceremony as Tottenham look to beat West Brom and cut the gap to leaders Leicester to five points again.The Foxes thrashed Swansea 4-0 on Sunday to strengthen their position at the top of the table.last_img read more


What’s in your fridge?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Shelly DetwilerWhat’s in your fridge? Just in time for the holidays, it’s time to find out. Nov. 15 is National Clean Out Your Fridge Day. We lead such busy lives that this task is often procrastinated, avoided, dreaded and maybe never done by many. Leaks, mold and expired condiments are just a few surprises in store! I’m sure I’ll find things that have been forgotten about and are hiding and even, unreachable. Pauuuul! Refrigerators these days are pricey and necessities that everyone needs. Routine maintenance such as vacuuming parts we never see will help extend the life of a fridge.In the world of food policy these days food waste is one hot topic. The Institute for food safety and health in Illinois states that confusion over “sell-by,” “use-by” and “best-by” leads to billions of pounds of food waste each year. These are important terms to know as we clean out our fridges this year.Use-by: This date is basically a goal to eat by date. It may not necessarily make us sick but the quality will start to diminish and safety could be lessened.Sell-by: This label is primarily for retailers. They should sell or remove from the shelf by this date. We don’t need to eat it by this date!!! It is interesting to know that at least a third more of its eatable life is to come. Sounds like a great way to get a deal on meat and other perishable foods that we can eat or freeze for later!Best-by: This is the consumer date to consume for best quality of this product.Not sure when you opened your condiments? Just guess for now. After cleaning and reorganizing your fridge, one great way to keep track of your food is to mark with a sharpie the date you opened it. Check out what eatbydate.com says how long you can keep these common products past their printed date (if opened and kept at appropriate temps).Eggs: a monthButter: at least a monthKetchup/ BBQ/Mustard: at least one yearMayonnaise/Miracle Whip: 1 weekRanch/Blue Cheese/Caesar/Thousand Island: 1 to 2 monthsItalian/Balsamic vinaigrette: 3 to 4 monthsSoy sauce: 2 to 3 yearsWorcestershire: 3 to 4 yearsJam/Jelly: 1 year (homemade 6 months)Grab your soapy water, disinfectant, sponge, trash can and accept this challenge! Empty each shelf and completely wash down the inside and underneath drawers and shelves. Throw out all that moldy, expired and stuff you don’t use. Don’t forget about the routine maintenance of vacuuming condenser cords and underneath your fridge. Before you know it, your fridge will be sparkly clean and ready to be restocked and organized with healthy foods, leaving plenty of room for all those holiday leftovers! Eat well & healthy!Shelly What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Check out these new twists on the staff’s favorites! Matt Reese…Turkey with Cranberry SauceWayne’s Cranberry Sauce pauladeen.com  1 cup sugar1 cup water1 (16 oz) bag fresh cranberries1 cup apple, chopped1 cup walnuts, chopped1/2 cup raisins1/4 cup orange liqueur1/2 orange, juiced1/2 lemon, juiced1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated  Combine the sugar and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the cranberries and return to a boil, then lower the heat so that the liquid simmers. Add the apples, walnuts, raisins, orange liqueur, orange and lemon juices, cinnamon and nutmeg, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let the sauce cool. Serves 6. Serve in a side bowl with turkey or any preferred holiday dish. Ty Higgins…StuffingBasic Thanksgiving Dressing pioneerwoman.com 1 loaf Cornbread (see My Skillet Cornbread Recipe)1 loaf Italian Bread, Such As Ciabatta1 loaf French Bread1 whole Large Onion Or 2 Medium Onions, Diced5 stalks Celery, Diced1/2 bunch Parsley, Chopped1/2 cup (1 Stick) Butter6 cups Low-sodium Chicken Broth, More If Needed For Moisture1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil1/2 teaspoon Ground Thyme1 Tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, Finely MincedSalt And Pepper Cut all the bread into 1-inch cubes and lay them out on sheet pans. Cover with a dish towel and let them dry out for 24-48 hours until they’re dry and crisp. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the onions and celery and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the broth, parsley, rosemary, basil, thyme, salt, and pepper and stir. Put all the bread cubes in a large bowl and slowly ladle in the broth mixture, tossing as you go until the dressing has the moisture level you want. Taste and add more seasonings as needed. Pour the dressing into a large casserole pan and/or the turkey cavity. Bake the casserole for 20 to 30 minutes at 375 degrees until golden and crisp on top. Serve piping hot with a turkey and gravy! Skillet Cornbread pioneerwoman.com 1 cup Yellow Cornmeal1/2 cup All-purpose Flour1 teaspoon Salt1 Tablespoon Baking Powder1 cup Buttermilk1/2 cup Milk1 whole Egg1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda1/4 cup Shortening2 Tablespoons Shortening Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Stir together. Measure the buttermilk and milk in a measuring cup and add the egg. Stir together with a fork. Add the baking soda and stir. Pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir with a fork until combined. In a small bowl, melt 1/4 shortening. Slowly add melted shortening to the batter, stirring until just combined. In an iron skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons shortening over medium heat.Pour the batter into the hot skillet. Spread to even out the surface. (Batter should sizzle.) Cook on stovetop for 1 minute, then bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Edges should be crispy! Dale Minyo…Thick Noodles and StuffingHomemade Egg Noodles kingarthur.com 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking powder2 large eggs, whisked well1/2 cup milk Place the flour, salt, and baking powder in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to aerate and combine.With the machine running, drizzle in the eggs. Process for 20 seconds, or until the mixture looks like fine cornmeal.Turn the machine on again, and drizzle in the milk. You may not need all of it, so hold back on the last tablespoon or two, adding only if needed to make a smooth, firm dough.Remove the dough from the processor and knead it briefly by hand to smooth it out. Wrap in plastic wrap, and let sit for 30 to 60 minutes at room temperature. At this point you can place the dough in the fridge for up to 24 hours; longer than that, though, and the dough will oxidize, turning an unattractive gray color.With a large rolling pin or your pasta machine, roll the pasta about 1/16″ thick. Cut long strips 1/2″ wide, then cut those strips into 3″ pieces. Dust with a touch of extra flour and let dry at room temperature while you bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.Drop the noodles into the boiling water by the handful. Be sure to stir the water to keep the strands separated. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Test a noodle every minute or so until done. Drain the noodles, and serve them hot, with butter, salt, and pepper. Yield: 4 to 6 servings. Fast and Easy version…Try Reames frozen egg noodles. Use 16 oz. package. Cook according to directions. After draining stir in can of cream of chicken soup. Stir in chicken broth until desired creamy version! Joel Penhorwood…Honey Glazed Ham and all of the above!Baked Ham with brown sugar honey glaze Trisha Yearwood1 10-pound bone-in smoked ham (with water added)1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar½ c clover honeyAdjust the oven racks to accommodate a large roasting pan. Fit the pan with a shallow roasting rack. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.Unwrap the ham and rinse it under cold water. Place it on the rack in the roasting pan. Cover with foil and bake 1 hour 40 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the brown sugar and honey in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the mixture is smooth and the sugar has dissolved.Pour the brown sugar glaze over the ham and continue roasting1 hour 40 minutes more, basting at least twice with the drippings in the roaster. (To adjust the total roasting time for a smaller or larger ham, calculate 20 minutes per pound.) Check for doneness by inserting a meat thermometer into a meaty spot (not into fat or touching the bone)-it should register 160 degrees F.Let the ham stand 15 minutes before slicing to allow the juices to set. (You can make the ham up to 2 hours ahead; tent with foil and serve at room temperature.)last_img read more


Remember grain bin safety this fall

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers of the importance of proper grain bin safety procedures. To help review both the importance of and procedures for grain bin safety, NCGA is again offering an informative video.To view the video, click here.The video, shot on location in several states, provides a wide range of information from prevention tips and background data on grain bin accidents. The project also involved interviews with professionals in the fields of grain bin safety research and rescue to provide as much information to viewers as possible.last_img read more


Ex-Minister’s son under CBI scanner

first_imgA special court in Jaipur has issued bailable warrants against Ravi Krishna, director of Ziqitza Health Care Pvt. Ltd. and son of former Union Minister Vayalar Ravi, and two others in connection with alleged corruption in the running of ambulance services in Rajasthan.The CBI had named Mr. Krishna, Mumbai-based company’s CEO Sweta Mangal, employee Amit Antony Alex and the Ziqitza Health Care as accused in the chargesheet filed on June 4. “The CBI court has now summoned all the named accused and the company through its authorised representative to face trial by way of bailable warrants taking cognisance of the chargesheet against the accused. All the accused have been directed to appear before the court on August 23,” Jogender Singh Rajawat, counsel for Jaipur Deputy Mayor Pankaj Joshi, who had filed the complaint, said.last_img read more


Stage erected for BJP’s Kisan Aakrosh Rally collapses

first_imgTen people, including three BJP MLAs, suffered minor injuries when the stage erected by the Opposition party for a farmer rally collapsed on Tuesday in Madhya Pradesh, said eyewitnesses. The stage for the BJP’s Kisan Aakrosh Rally, set up at Rajmohalla Square, suddenly caved in, they said. About 60 people, including local BJP leaders and the Party’s elected representatives, were on the dais when the incident occurred in the afternoon, apparently due to overcrowding. Ten people, including three BJP MLAs – Mahendra Hardia, Usha Thakur and Malini Gaud, who is also Indore’s Mayor – were injured, the eyewitnesses said. Former BJP MLA Rajesh Sonkar also suffered minor injuries in the incident, which was caught on cameras installed at the venue. An ambulance was seen ferrying some of the injured. None of the BJP leaders suffered serious injuries, city BJP media in-charge Devkinandan Tiwari said. Mr.Tiwari said newly-elected Indore Lok Sabha MP Shankar Lalwani was among party leaders present on the stage at the time of the incident. Meanwhile, an official of the Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital (MYH) said three of the injured were brought to the the government-run medical facility. The BJP had organised the rally to denounce what it claimed “non-fulfillment” of promises made to farmers by the States Congress government, which assumed office in December last year. Leaders of the main Opposition party said the Kamal Nath government had “failed” to fulfil its promise of waiving farm loans made during the November 2018 Assembly elections.last_img read more


a month ago​Liverpool forward Salah had award votes voided because of capital letters

first_img​Liverpool forward Salah had award votes voided because of capital lettersby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTwo votes for Mohamed Salah in the Best Fifa men’s player award were not counted because signatures were in capital letters, says Fifa.The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said acting Egypt coach Shawky Gharib and captain Ahmed Elmohamady voted for Liverpool forward Salah.Fifa said: “The signatures on the voting forms were in capital letters and thus seemed not valid.”The forms also lacked a mandatory signature by the EFA general secretary.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi won the award on Monday ahead of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


David Shepheard named Vancouvers first film commissioner

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: The Vancouver Economic Commission has named David Shepheard as the first Vancouver film commissioner. A specialist in running film commissions in global markets, Shepheard brings 16 years of experience to the position, including his most recent role running the film commission services for Film London, the U.K. capital’s media development agency.The commissioner will market Vancouver and its $2 billion-plus creative industries to strengthen its position as North America’s third-largest production centre, assume an advocacy role for the film and TV industry with all levels of government to keep growing the business, and help bring in future investment.“There are few cities around the world that has both the brand and recognition that Vancouver has, both in day-to-day life but also in this industry,” said Shepheard. “Vancouver has such a successful and vibrant industry with a massive opportunity to grow it further.” Facebook Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more


BC Hydros archaeology finds under the Site C Heritage Program

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The majority of the required archaeology work has been completed under the Site C Heritage Program, such as the dam site, the transmission line corridor, and the reservoir.What remains for archaeology work is the Highway 29 road realignments and to the temporary access roads that are needed to access the reservoir for tree clearing.The Site C Heritage Program has been underway for nearly 10 years and is the largest heritage study conducted in B.C. The upcoming 2019 field season is the tenth consecutive year of onsite research for the program, shares David Conway, Community Relations Manager, Site C Clean Energy Project. Conway goes on to share, the Research involves multiple crews of archaeologists and First Nations working throughout the spring and summer months, as the weather conditions allow to mitigate the project’s impact on heritage resources. This being done by the operation ensuring they are operating in compliance with the Heritage Conservation Act – the Provincial legislation that protects archaeological sites from unnecessary or inadvertent impacts. The purpose of the act is “to encourage and facilitate the protection and conservation of heritage property in British Columbia.”Two professional archaeologists and two or three First Nations representatives make up a standard archaeology field crew, who work collaboratively to complete field studies. More than 100 archaeological field assistants have come from nearby Indigenous communities. Additionally, all archaeology permit applications and archaeology report drafts are sent to the affected First Nations for their review and input, prior to finalization. Conway shares they also work closely with First Nations to identify areas or locations that they feel should be looked at more closely by the archaeology program.BC Hydro has made discoveries since 2010, field crews have carried out about 80,000 shovel tests and analyzed more than 450 archaeological sites and hundreds of thousands of artifacts.Workers from Peace River Hydro Partners, the main civil works contractor on the Site C project, were digging a utility trench next to their site office in the fall of 2016 when they came across something that looked like an animal bone. They shut down their excavator and activated the heritage ‘chance find procedure’, a process that stops work immediately if a potential artifact or heritage object is discovered at a work site.The bone would be the remains of a bison. The excavation took place over a 10-day period in August 2017. Nine professional paleontologists, archaeologists and field assistants worked carefully to unearth the remains. Because the bison was found in soft, silty sand, the skeleton was in very good condition. It was approximately three metres long, not including the tail, and when alive, the bison would have weighed nearly 2,000 lbs. Once fully excavated, the bison’s bones were photographed, documented, and packaged for safe transportation to the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria. The museum will store the bones and determine if further study should be undertaken.Conway continues to share that a sample analysis was taken of the bison bone by a specialized radiocarbon dating lab, where it was able to confirm the bone belonged to a 12,500-year-old bison. Conway goes on to say “This is one of the oldest bison ever found in northeastern B.C., and its discovery forms an important part of the region’s and our province’s paleontological history.” Other top paleontological finds were fossilized remains of animal specimens, ammonites, and Cretaceous sponge and fish sites.last_img read more



first_imgWhen early in 1947 Freda Bedi applied in Lahore for a British passport, she described herself as a journalist. She had spent years teaching English at a girls’ college, and was to resume that line of work in Kashmir, but in the mid-1940s, writing and reporting was her main occupation. The family circumstances changed for the better. Bedi’s writing and publishing, ranging from textbooks to ghost writing, started delivering an income and that, Freda said, ‘enabled me to take a rest from the rather hard routine of lecturing in the college and travelling backwards and forwards so many miles a day. So the years ’42 to ’46 were years when I was more at home and writing.’ She relished the chance to have a calmer, more settled domestic life. Indeed she commented of the political activity in Lahore which now became a less prominent part of her life: ‘I didn’t particularly enjoy doing all this. I would have preferred, frankly, to sit at home and have a more peaceful family life. But it was the way life was, and there was no choice.’ Whether this was a downplaying of the political expressed later in life when the spiritual aspect was foremost, or reflected a disdain for the rough-and-tumble of a political existence which was born more of duty than conviction, it’s difficult to say – probably a bit of both. She also faced another political difficulty – as the Communist Party, and so her husband, fell out of step with the rest of the nationalist movement, husband and wife were also increasingly at odds about how best to achieve an independent India committed to social justice. Also Read – Torpedoing BengalAs a writer, Freda achieved a prominence to match her political reputation –and it was the work she most relished. In her student days, when her friends were talking excitedly of their personal ambitions, Freda’s goal was to write. She published two books, largely collections of her writing for newspapers and magazines. As a columnist, she addressed women’s issues with a directness which was startling. Throughout 1943, she had a weekly column in the Tribune entitled ‘From a Woman’s Window’ which tackled issues – such as childbirth and breast-feeding – which rarely surfaced in the mainstream media at that time. But her focus on gender, and the unfair and unequal burden on India’s women, was evident much earlier. Throughout her adult life, she sought to extend the bounds for women in public life. It would be difficult to describe Freda as a feminist. In her marriage, she willingly embraced a subservience to her husband and his personal and political ambitions. When she argued for women’s interests, it was not on the basis of a principled demand for equality but of a measure more equity and respect. As a Tibetan Buddhist, she eventually found a comfortable niche with a distinctly patriarchal spiritual tradition which – as with most major religions – limited and confined women’s role. Yet her championing of women, and her campaigning for the redress of women’s grievances, was a consistent aspect of her life, and first became evident as an activist and writer in pre-independence Lahore. Also Read – Educational model of coexistenceIn the spring of 1936, eighteen months after arriving in India and just a few weeks before Tilak’s death, Freda was prominent in a public debate on the desirability of birth control clinics. The event was organised by the medical college students’ union, and addressed a pressing issue in an era of large families and high infant and maternal mortality. ‘Mrs Freda Bedi said that birth control did not mean no babies, it meant better babies; it did not mean no motherhood, but sensible motherhood. Birth control clinics should really be called “sensible motherhood clinics”. Motherhood should be a glorious fulfilment of all that is best in woman and a source of vitality and joy and woman should not be condemned through relentless and machine-like production of children. The way to ensure this was to have efficient birth control clinics established in the Punjab where the service should be absolutely free.’ There was lively opposition to her argument, with speakers expressing concern about birth control being sinful, leading to sterility and frustrating India’s need for a large army, but the chair of the meeting declared that the general sentiment was in support of the clinics. A couple of months later, Freda wrote for the Tribune’s magazine section as part of a debate about the segregation of the sexes. ‘All healthy minded people must agree,’ she declared, ‘that it is best if girls and boys can mix freely socially, while keeping a good attitude towards one another. … To my mind, co-education from childhood upwards is the only solution.’ But swayed by her experience as a college teacher, she was also concerned that women students were ignoring skills such as cooking and sewing. ‘The trouble with the present system is that a young man is usually faced with the alternative of a young modern educated wife, who has no idea of running a home intelligently or of bringing up children well, or on the other hand of a pretty girl, very uneducated, who can cook, sew and manage and bring up children but will live a life very apart from him, and be quite unable either to act as a hostess to his friends or to educate his children in the way he would like. I believe that in modern India, a wife, if she is to be useful must be educated, but I am shocked at the way girls in college here neglect learning household affairs. After all, the majority of girls are going to be married and it is only kindness to their husbands to be and their children that they should know something of the more practical things of life.’ In comments that must have upset some of her students, Freda went on to say that the ‘trouble is that, because higher education is something of a rarity here still, girls become swelled-headed and think that they are sure to marry rich husbands and that it is below their dignity to work in the house.’ This combination of progressive and traditional outlooks was a hallmark of Freda’s take on life, and evident in it is how she saw her own role in the household, as her husband’s companion and collaborator, but also as the homemaker. (Photos extracted and text excerpted with permission from The Lives of Freda; written by Andrew Whitehead; published by Penguin. The excerpt here is a part of the chapter titled ‘From a Woman’s Window’.)last_img read more