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first_imgI don’t often go into bakeries. I usually just shop in Sainsbury’s for cost and convenience.I don’t even shop at the Sainsbury’s in-store bakery, as I would think that these products would be more expensive.I’m quite predictable with the bread that I buy and usually just get Best of Both or bread with seeds. This makes good sandwiches, which I take to work about three times a week. My favourite is brown bread with cold baked beans – strange I know.The only time I buy ready-made sandwiches is when I’m in town, shopping for clothes. I like to buy them from Boots, Marks & Spencer or, if I’m with friends, it’s a treat to sit down and enjoy a sandwich in a coffee shop.I eat healthily, but occasionally I buy packaged brownies and jam-filled doughnuts. Because of the calorie content, I hardly ever buy pies, pasties and cakes, although, on a recent weekend away with the girls, I had fish pie, spinach and cheese pie and a big slab of chocolate cake. I’ll have to get myself to the gym after all that!When I go on holiday to Cornwall, I will eat Cornish pasties, as it’s a tradition which started in my childhood.I like to eat healthy foods most of the time and that’s why I don’t go into bakeries that often, as I don’t associate them with health. I think of them as selling cream cakes, sausage rolls, pies – all sorts of naughty and indulgent things like that.Laura Clark,Wimbledonlast_img read more

West End Star Kenny Doughty on Getting Felt Up at the Stage Door in The Full Monty

first_imgAfter four years in Los Angeles, Yorkshire-born TV and film actor Kenny Doughty is returning to his roots in The Full Monty in the West End. Not to be confused with the Americanized Broadway musical of the same title (which was a New York hit and a London flop), the new stage play by Simon Beaufoy sticks to the source material of his own Oscar-nominated script for the 1997 film. The play, about a group of unemployed British steelworkers who turn to stripping, is set to open February 25 at the Noel Coward Theatre. While preparing for the production’s first preview, the charming Doughty spoke to about film vs. TV, Britain vs. America, and appearing naked in front of his mother-in-law. And now she’s coming again in London? Yes, this time with my own mother: The two mums together! What would Freud do with this bit of information? Has your on stage disrobing made for some, um, interesting experiences with the audience during your pre-West End tour? [Laughs] At our first preview almost a year ago in Sheffield, we had no idea how the audience might react, and I think we were slightly like lambs to the wolves. The audience was so raucous that it was genuinely terrifying when we got out there. When we were in Dublin, they were stomping “get them off” at one point, but we just had to hold our ground! The play takes place in 1988—did you worry that its themes might have become dated in the decades since? Just the opposite: with the recent austerity measures and recessions and the insidiousness of people losing their jobs, the timing seems unbelievably apt. What’s also become even more pronounced is the idea that no one has a job for life anymore, so any number of people are facing the sorts of identity crises faced by the guys in our play. What about afterwards at the stage door? The weird thing there is that [audiences] may feel a little bit overfamiliar and try to have a little feel up your ass, but you just have to say, “I know you’ve seen me get my kit off, but I think we’ve been through that.” It was amazing when we were in [the cathedral town] Canterbury last year—there we were in this quaint, beautiful city with this group of women at the stage door asking me to sign their cleavage. Did you know about the Broadway musical? I didn’t, to be honest, but I was speaking about [the play] to some friends in L.A. and they said, “What? The Full Monty musical?” and I said, “Not at all!” That was set in Buffalo and I think for Simon this is about reclaiming the piece and making it his again. I think he always felt like it had to be set in Sheffield. The Full Monty has brought you back home to Britain. How does that feel? I’m back in the motherland and I’m finding that I really missed it! I’d gone out to L.A. to look after a friend’s flat and got my green card and stayed. Now my wife and I have a nice place in Santa Monica, which we love. But at the same time, it’s great to be playing the West End. I always imagined that my career would be in theater, so it’s nice to be doing some! You play Gaz, who dreams up the scheme that stripping might be the way to self-worth. Yes, but what’s fascinating is that this almost feels like it was a play first. And although the plot is the same as the film, the characters do go on a slightly different journey. Simon [Beaufoy] has had the opportunity to extend and explore certain moments a bit more in-depth. Because The Full Monty was his first film and now this is his first play, Simon has been able to go back to the film with all the knowledge he has gained in the intervening 17 years as a writer. Your real-life wife, Caroline Carver, plays your ex-wife in this: Did the two of you come as a package deal? No, and in fact our producer at first wasn’t sure about having a real-life married couple. He didn’t know if that would work. But Caroline is a phenomenally successful actress so we both said, “You make the decision based on Caroline and her alone.” And she got the job! Of course it’s lovely for me, because we bring to it our own natural history. You’ve appeared on screen in Crush and Titus, but you are coming belatedly to theater. Does that surprise you? It does, you know, since I always imagined when I left drama school [London’s Guildhall] that I would only do theater and instead I ended up doing TV and film and am only now appearing on a mainstage in London. I had actually been thinking recently that I might have missed my opportunity to be in the West End, so I’m delighted to see that isn’t true. View Comments Much less in a show where you’ll be baring in all in front of your mother-in-law. Tell me about it! She’s from Manchester, so she brought a coachload of girls to come from work and that was strange: there’s my wife’s mum whooping and cheering me getting naked. Yes, especially a project which must feel close to your heart. It does. I’m from Barnsley, which is six miles from Sheffield, where both the film and this play are set. Long before I even knew I would be doing this play I had seen the film loads; there aren’t many films about South Yorkshire, so it’s almost part of my DNA.last_img read more

FARC Completes List of Hostages It Promises to Release

first_img These names join those of police Deputies Jorge Trujillo and Jorge Humberto Romero and police Sergeant José Libardo Forero, announced on December 27. The six hostages are expected to be turned over to a humanitarian mission led by former liberal senator Piedad Córdoba, at a date still to be determined. The hostages expected to be released are Army Corporal Luis Alfonso Beltrán, kidnapped on March 2, 1998; police Staff Sergeant César Augusto Lasso, a hostage since November 1, 1998; and police Deputy Carlos Duarte, held since July 12, 1999. In order to carry out this unilateral release, the FARC is waiting for President Juan Manuel Santos to announce the security conditions and requesting him to consider an exchange of hostages for imprisoned guerrillas. By Dialogo January 26, 2012 On January 25, the communist guerrilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), revealed the names of one member of the military and two police officers whom it promised to release in the near future. last_img read more

NCUA bans four embezzling employees

first_imgThe NCUA announced Monday that it issued four prohibition orders in February banning individuals who have been convicted of crimes of dishonesty from participating in the affairs of any federally insured financial institution.Dorothy Stegall Barnes, a former employee of the $226 million Pantex Federal Credit Union in Borger, Texas, pleaded guilty to the charge of embezzlement. Barnes was sentenced to 30 months in prison and five years’ supervised release. She was ordered to pay $797,336.47 in restitution. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Binghamton student taking part in Esports tournament to benefit COVID-19 relief

first_imgMichael Ahr is a junior at Binghamton University, and is the treasurer of the Video Game Association. The club has about 300 members who compete in tournaments. The challenge has about 40 schools participating, with two students per school. The tournament has a $20,000 prize pool, which will go toward COVID-19 relief efforts through the #SUNYTogether fund. Each game has a prize worth $2,000, which will be donated to the student emergency fund at the winner’s school. Michael recently won the inaugural America East Invitational, and now is competing in a much bigger tournament – the SUNY Chancellor Challenge. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. VESTAL (WBNG) — The Esports industry is growing rapidly, and those who take part say its gaining an even bigger following amid the coronavirus pandemic. center_img Michael is hopeful the program will continue to grow and said during the pandemic “more people are interested in playing it because there’s not much else to do right now. There are tons of online tournaments that are getting way more entrants than any physical tournament has gotten, simply because it’s easier to access.” The SUNY Chancellor Challenge is a three-week tournament. There is one week remaining, and so far Michael has won every game he has competed in. “I’m happy I can try to help the school dealing with the emergency fund. I know a lot of people are impacted by COVID-19, me too, so it’s nice to try to win this for other students in general. I think I have a good chance at winning it anyway,” said Michael. last_img read more

AIBA Executive calls for unity in fight to revive organisation

first_imgInternational Boxing Association (AIBA) Executive Committee member, Shelly Selowati Soejono, has called for unity within the governing body as it bids to work its way out of trouble. The Indonesian spoke today at the AIBA Asian Continental Forum here, which gathered national governing bodies from across the continent. Soejono, the secretary-general of the Indonesian Boxing Federation, praised the “hard work” being put in as AIBA faces a time of crisis. The organisation was stripped of its Olympic status in June over issues including governance, finances, refereeing, and judging. Debts and an uncertain future regarding the leadership also remain as lingering concerns. “We have to be united, this is very important,” Soejono said. “Please do not buy into individual personal interest or ambitions. “Together, we are power.” The Forum also heard from Prince Mohammed Abbas Bin Ali Bin Nayef, the President of the Jordan Boxing Association, and Anas Alotaiba, the President of the Asian Boxing Confederation. Loading… Mohamed Moustahsane, the Interim President, led the event and took questions from the floor on various issues. This included AIBA’s desire to increase dialogue with professional boxing and the organisation’s barring from the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifier for Tokyo 2020, which is also taking place in Amman and is currently ongoing. AIBA can have no official involvement in the event at Prince Hamzah Hall with an International Olympic Committee taskforce in charge instead. Presentations were made on the work of AIBA’s Marketing and Reform Commissions. However, AIBA Marketing Commission chairman Umar Kremlev was unable to attend due to illness. The Russian had the idea of hosting a Forum on each continent to encourage dialogue between stakeholders. A member of staff gave his presentation instead. Read Also:Coronavirus: AIBA Continental Forum in Italy cancelled “With the interim leadership there is hopefully a better, more fruitful, future,” said Prince Mohammed. “With more transparency and more benefits for our athletes.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous ActorsThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more

Volz selected to serve as treasurer

first_imgVersailles, In. — Osgood resident, Cathy Volz will assume the duties of Ripley County treasurer in January of 2019. Volz was selected from a field that included current auditor Bill Wagner and auditor’s office employee Lisa Vestal during the July 30 caucus.The caucus was implemented because of the move of Amy Copeland to the treasurer’s office. Copeland had two years left of her term during the primary and is unopposed in the November election. The deadline to declare candidacy for the November election was June 30,so, Copeland is the only person on the ticket for the position of auditor.last_img

Pardew unhappy with officials

first_imgNewcastle manager Alan Pardew was left ruing a decision not to award his side a goal after a 0-0 draw at West Ham left them mired in the Barclays Premier League relegation fight. Press Association He added: “I thought it was in at the time. I saw the linesman slip over and it worried me because he is in line with that, and if he hasn’t seen it. “I asked him at half-time and he said he had seen it. I don’t know how he did that. It was down to the referee then. I thought by West Ham’s reaction it looked in. And sometimes player reactions tell you everything.” Former Newcastle favourites Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll had chances to win the game for the Hammers and assistant manager Neil McDonald felt they proved there was no chance of split loyalties for the duo. “They are 100 per cent behind West Ham,” he said. “Obviously they have a past with Newcastle and good times with them but they are so focused on West Ham trying to get in the top 10 now with two games left, after getting newly promoted and they’ve been solid all the way through. “They’ve contributed as much as anyone in the team which is fantastic.” McDonald, who also spent time at St James’s Park during his playing career, has backed the Magpies to retain their Premier League status. “I’ve said before, I think Newcastle have got enough to stay up,” he added. “But everyone is slightly still under pressure with the result that Wigan have had so everyone needs to do the best in the next game to try and get the points on the board so they can’t be caught, but personally I think they will be okay.” center_img Papiss Cisse saw his effort midway through the first half hacked off the line by Winston Reid, with assistant referee Matthew Wilkes not convinced that the whole of the ball had crossed the line. With fellow strugglers Aston Villa and Wigan both picking up vital wins, the decision could yet prove crucial and Pardew believes his team were hard done by. “It was a great win for Wigan and it has put extra pressure on us and all those around us,” he said. “But you can only do what you can in a game and I thought we were terrific in the first half. I thought we had a legitimate goal that was chalked off.” last_img read more

Canadian Fullbore Rifle Championships Mahendra Persaud leads charge after 14 ranges,

first_img– 39th of 182 shootersGUYANA National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) Fullbore captain Mahendra Persaud has been the standout shooter to date at the 134th Canadian Fullbore Rifle Championships. He is part of a 9-member Caribbean contingent which includes the leading Caribbean markswoman Shellyann Hinds of Barbados.Persaud has an overall score of 606v59 which is the Grand Aggregate total as of Wednesday August 17, which places him 39th of the 182 shooters. Countryman Lennox Braithwaite who has accumulated 584v39 is 119th overall and 4th for the regional shooters.Trinidad and Tobago’s Norris Gomez, immediate past president of the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) is 99th overall and 2nd to Persaud for the Caribbean with a total of 590v41.The top female shooter in the Caribbean and Barbados’ lone representative in Canada, Ms Shellyann Hinds, is 3rd overall for the region with a score of 588v39 and 109th overall.Ms Hinds is continuing her excellent form from the Caribbean championships that were held in Antigua last May.Next is Antigua and Barbuda’s Thomas Greenaway at 164th with 550v22 followed by fellow Antiguan Christopher Joseph at 171st (531v21) and the Bermuda trio of Nelson Simons 176th (462v18), David Dumont 178th (383v6) and Neville Trott 179th (343v10).On the Highest Possible Score (HPS) Prize List are Mahendra Persaud for his possible of 50 at the Beckett 300, Brick 500 and President’s 300, 500 and 600 ranges; Lennox Braithwaite for his 50 in the President’s 300 and 600, Norris Gomez for his 50 in the McDougall 300, Shellyann Hinds for her 50 in the President’s 300.Leading the Grand Aggregate is David Calvert of Australia with 618v79, from Mike Barlow 617v65, Jon Underwood 616v79, Jim Paton 616v77, Angus McLeod (UK) 616v75, Amanda Elsenboss of the USA 616v74, and Lindsay Peden 616v66.The Grand Aggregate is made up of the following 14 ranges – MacDougall 500 & 300; Beckett 300 & 800; Brick 500 & 600; Leston 300, 500 & 600; Alex. of Tunis 900; President’s 300, 500 & 600; Gibson 800.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe Houston Astros, for whom Watson played his first 14 major league seasons, announced the death Thursday night.Watson’s son Keith said he died from kidney disease.Watson was nicknamed “The Bull” and made the All-Star team in 1973 and ’75, hit over .300 four times and drove in at least 100 runs twice. He also holds the distinction of scoring the 1 millionth run in major league history.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSArt Howe battling coronavirus UNDATED (AP) — Former major league manager and infielder Art Howe is in intensive care in a Houston hospital with the coronavirus.The 73-year-old Howe confirmed to Houston TV station KPRC 2 Thursday night that he has been dealing with the illness since first feeling symptoms of COVID-19 on May 3. Howe told the station he found out he was positive two days after being tested and tried to recover at home. He went to the hospital by ambulance on Tuesday and remained in ICU. Howe is best known as the manager of the “Moneyball” Oakland Athletics playoff teams in the late 1990s and early 2000s, winning 600 games over seven seasons. He also managed the Astros and Mets before ending his managerial career 1,129-1,137.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The Michigan tournament where the LPGA Tour hoped to resume has been canceled. The LPGA says the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational will not be played July 15-18. The tour did not offer any other specifics except for Commissioner Mike Whan emphasizing the long-term health of the tour is paramount. This is the only team event on the LPGA schedule. Whan says Dow has extended its title sponsor contract and the LPGA will return to the Great Lakes Bay region next year and beyond. The cancellation means the LPGA now hopes to return July 23-26 with the Marathon LPGA Classic in Ohio. — The Russian soccer league will restart on June 21 after a break of more than three months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league intends to pack eight rounds of games into just over one month to finish on July 22. League president Sergei Pryadkin says all games will be held in empty stadiums. The Russian Cup will also continue with the final on July 25. That means some clubs face up to 11 games to finish the season. A planned promotion-relegation playoff has been dropped with only the bottom two clubs in the top division relegated automatically as usual.— The English Premier League has received government backing to resume next month if games become more accessible to fans and the world’s richest soccer competition provides financial support across the English game. The top division is the most advanced in its planning to restart amid concerns the three other professional football leagues in England could lack the funding to resume without ticket revenue from supporters. Mass gatherings are still banned and fans are not allowed to attend sports events.— Major League Soccer has extended a league-wide moratorium on group and team training through June 1. Players are permitted to use outdoor team training fields for voluntary individual workouts, in compliance with local health authorities and government orders that were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts. Team training facilities remain closed to all players except those requiring medical treatment or rehabilitation.— The PGA Tour Champions has decided to combine 2020 and 2021 into one season. Tour president Miller Brady says combining two seasons into one is the best solution. The 50-and-older circuit already has canceled eight tournaments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tour is scheduled to resume with the Ally Challenge in Michigan on July 31. That would be the first of 13 events remaining this year, barring any delays. The PGA Tour Champions already has lost two majors, the U.S. Senior Open and the Senior PGA Championship, and is waiting to hear the fate of the Senior British Open.— The CEO of next year’s Tokyo Olympics says the postponed games might not look like what fans are accustomed to. Toshiro Muto says cuts are likely in many areas with the cost of the postponement estimated in Japan at between $2 billion and $6 billion. Muto says one target for saving money was the torch relay. He says “we are looking into every possible area” for cuts. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-OBIT-BOB WATSONFormer MLB All-Star and executive Bob Watson diesUNDATED (AP) — Bob Watson, a two-time All-Star as a player who later became the first black general manager to win a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996, has died. He was 74. GOLF-SOUTH KOREA-WOMENBae Seon-woo leads in South Korea; No. 3 Park misses cutSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bae Seon-woo shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a four-stroke lead after the second round of the KLPGA Championship.Heo Da-been (66) and Kim Char-young2 (69) were four shots behind Bae’s 12-under 132 overall at the Lakewood Country Club.The Korean women’s tournament joins baseball and soccer as sports back up and running again in South Korea. Associated Press center_img Update on the latest sports May 15, 2020 — The professional tennis tours are extending their suspensions caused by the coronavirus pandemic through at least the end of July. The total number of tournaments scrapped by the ATP and WTA since March now tops 40. Both tours say they will make further scheduling announcements in June. The top tours already had been on hold at least until July 13. That was announced on April 1 on the same day that the All England Club said it would be canceling Wimbedon for the first time in 75 years because of the outbreak.— The International Tennis Hall of Fame’s 2020 induction ceremony for Goran Ivanisevic and Conchita Martinez has been canceled. So has the annual men’s grass-court Hall of Fame Open tournament. The induction was scheduled at the Hall in Newport, Rhode Island, for July 18. That is the same day the tournament was supposed to finish. But the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in the suspension of all sanctioned tennis competition since March and at least until the end of July. Ivanisevic and Martinez now will be honored alongside any Class of 2021 inductees in July 2021.— The Belgian Grand Prix can go ahead on its original August date, but with no fans. Friday’s announcement by local Belgian authorities came two days after the Belgian government allowed outdoor training at sporting facilities to resume under a coach’s supervision starting next week. The Formula One race scheduled for Aug. 28-30 was under threat after Belgium banned all mass events in the country until Aug. 31 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The track will reopen for professional practice on May 18.— Professional soccer resumes in Germany Saturday following a two-month break caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But no fans will be present at any of the matches and players have been warned to desist from spitting, handshakes or hugging. Goal celebrations will be muted with teammates staying apart and substitutes will have to wear protective masks on the sideline. The measures are part of the league’s strict hygiene measures to minimize the risk of infection. Sky TV says it will offer viewers a new audio option with prerecorded fan chants, singing and reactions based on the games to compensate for the lack of atmosphere.— The German soccer federation has delayed the restart of the men’s third-division because it doesn’t have political approval. The third division was scheduled to resume on May 26 amid the coronavirus pandemic but the federation says that can’t happen without the go-ahead from authorities around the country. Games in the first and second divisions will resume Saturday. Third-ranked Park Sung-hyun (77) missed the cut at 150. No. 6 Kim Sei-young (68) reached the third round.Defending champion Choi Hye-jin also made the cut after a 73.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more