Source: Bradfords BakersSpooky Spider Halloween DoughnutsBradfords BakersBased in East Kilbride, Bradfords Bakers has geared up for the spooky season with its Halloween Gifts range.Its Spooky Spider Halloween Doughnuts (£12.90/ box of eight) are hand dipped in Belgian chocolate. One in every eight doughnuts features an Oreo biscuit decorated as a spider.For plenty of toil and trouble, consumers can celebrate with the Halloween Witch Chocolate Fudge Cake (£15.90). It features chocolate sponge, chocolate fudge frosting, witch ornament and a chocolate plaque with a personalised edible message.The Ghosts, Witches and Werewolves Cupcakes (£15.90/ box of six) are decorated to resemble ghost, witch and werewolf faces. The ghost and witch variants comprise Madeira sponge and a swirl of frosting, while the werewolf cupcake comprises chocolate sponge and chocolate fudge icing. Source: KonditorBoo Delicious CakeKonditorLondon-based Konditor has unveiled its new Boo range, available to order until 31 October.It features the Skull Splatter Cake, Ghost ‘Boo’ster Cake and Boo Delicious Cake, all from £25.Spooky selections include Halloween Skull Cake & Treats Extravaganza, Halloween Boo Cake & Treats Extravaganza, Halloween Ghost Cake & Treats Extravaganza and Boo Time Treats, at £35 each.For some socially distanced trick-or-treating, its Halloween Brownie Slab (£25) can be shipped to friends within the UK. Other haunted items come in the form of the Boo Jammer Box of 4 (£10) and Blobby Meringue Ghosts (£6.75).The Boo range is available exclusively via the Konditor website. Source: Cutter & SquidgeCookie Monster Halloween BiskieCutter & SquidgeRenowned for its cookie/cake hybrid baby biskies, Cutter & Squidge has unveiled a host of spellbound treats.To dive headfirst into Halloween spirit, consumers can try its Spooky Halloween Cake from £37.50. It comprises chocolate sponge, orange cookie buttercream, chocolate custard, chocolate chip cookie crumbs, chocolate sauce and Madagascan vanilla buttercream.For a spooky twist on the bakery’s popular baby biskies, its Halloween Cookie Monster Halloween Biskie is available from £18.90. Its blue sprinkles, strawberry tongue and dulche de leche centre make for some kooky party food.Its Vegan Black Velvet & Raspberry Loaves Halloween Loaves are available in a tray of ten for £34.50. The chocolate sponge loaves are complete with hand-piped raspberry buttercream and a sprinkle of raspberry pies. Source: PleesecakesSpooktacular Mini’sPleesecakesWhy not get crafty this Halloween? Pleesecakes has rolled out a limited edition No Tricks, All Treats Build Your Own at Home (BYOAH) kit.Consumers can whip up a treat with a ready-made Witches Ashes Oreo biscuit base topped with a frozen chocolate & raspberry Dirt and Blood cheesecake, an Ectoplasm Slime ganache created with white chocolate and green food colouring, and an assortment of sweets and chocolate.At an rsp of £32, the creepy kit is available for nationwide delivery.For something a little less frightening, Spooktacular Mini’s (£7/each) comprise blood orange, Oreo and vanilla flavours. Each cheesecake has an Oreo biscuit base and Raspberry Blood centre.The No Tricks, All Treats cheesecake is available now until 31 October. Meanwhile, its Spooktacular Mini’s are in-store at its flagship Redhill store and Selfridges London from 9 October. They can also be delivered within a 70-mile radius from RH1 Surrey or Selfridges London. Source: TescoSpooky Mini MuffinsTescoThe retailer has burst onto the spooky scene with its new Halloween range, available now.Its Halloween cupcakes (£1.50/two pack) feature chocolate sponge cakes filled with chocolate flavoured sauce, topped with green vanilla flavoured frosting and decorated with a witch hat and pumpkin sugar decoration.Consumers can also enjoy the witching hour with Halloween Iced Ring Doughnuts (£1.20/four pack), topped with orange icing and spooky sprinkles.For bite-sized options, there are Spooky Mini Muffins (£1.50/pack of twelve) which are chocolate and orange.At 60p each, its Halloween Gingerbread biscuits are iced to resemble the iconic Frankenstein’s monster or a mummy. Source: KonditorBoo Delicious CakeBakers and suppliers are looking to ramp up the scare-factor with an array of haunting bakes for Halloween. Pleesecakes, Country Choice and Konditor are among those to roll out a breath of fresh scare with undead biscuits, devilish doughnuts and cursed cakes.Hummingbird Bakery, McVitie’s and Birds Bakery are among those to have already revealed their fright night treats for 2020.Given the social distancing measures in place, many are gearing up for a socially distanced Halloween while still capitalising on the sales opportunity.Here’s our pick of the latest Halloween bakery NPD: Source: Country ChoiceHalloween Gingerbread PumpkinsCountry ChoiceKent-based Country Choice has three new thaw-and-serve Halloween bakes.The Funtime Chocolate Orange Doughnuts contain a sugared chocolate flavouring and orange filling. They’re available in cases of 80, including bags and labels.Its Halloween Gingerbread Pumpkins, meanwhile, have risen from the dead after a relaunch. The 65g ginger-flavoured biscuit features chocolate bean eyes.The supplier’s Spooky Halloween Cupcake is topped with vanilla icing and a chocolate pumpkin. The 85g treat is individually wrapped and comes in cases of 20.
On Sunday, guitarists Marcus King and William Apostol (Billy Strings) revived their “Kings & Strings” collaboration to help close out the final day of the 11th annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival in Martinsville, VA.Last year’s first-ever running of King & Strings in 2018 blew expectations out of the water, particularly considering the two young guitarists met for the very first time just hours before their set. As King told Live For Live Music about the 2018 King & Strings set ahead of last night’s performance, “I knew that Billy and his crew were just easy-going folks, just like us, but when we got there and started practicing in that little room at the hotel, we all knew right away. We kind of threw the playbook right off the stage and went by the seat of our pants and had the perfect cats to do it with.”This year, the two entered their collaborative set as good friends and touring peers. “(Rooster Walk) planted the seed,” Apostol explained. “It brought us together for the first time ever, and man, it was wild. Last year, I met the dude; in six hours, we’re standing on stage rocking it, and how’s that for a first time meeting somebody? It’s just like, I don’t know, a really special thing that happened. But yeah, we have become friends, and man, I really like Marcus. He’s a great dude, and a great player. What an inspiring guy.”“We’re almost kind of kindred spirits,” Apostol continued. “It’s weird. We’re both young dudes that play guitar, and our bands are doing okay, and we’re just on the road all the time… He’s just such a cool dude, and I’m really glad we became friends.” (Read our full King & Strings interview here).The duo and their backing musicians took to the event’s Bassett Lawn Stage on Sunday for their 10 p.m. set. The set certainly helped ease fans into the later part of the evening after experiencing a wave of heavy rainfall a few hours prior during The Marcus King Band‘s performance. The collaborative performance on Sunday also came a few days after Strings welcomed his guitar-playing colleague during his late-night set at this year’s DelFest on Thursday.Thankfully, you can now listen to a full audience recording of Sunday’s King & Strings set thanks to TaperJeff (Jeff Prater) [Note: Tracks are labeled out of order. For the correctly-ordered setlist, see below]:King & Strings – 5/26/19 – Rooster Walk 11 – Full Audio[Taped by TaperJeff]Watch a handful of videos from last night’s “Kings & Strings” set below, in addition to a behind-the-scenes clip of the two rehearsing backstage prior to the set. Strings will head west to Salt Lake City, UT for the next stop on his 2019 spring tour, where he’s scheduled to perform at the Red Butte Garden on Friday as the support for Béla Fleck & The Flecktones. For Billy Strings tickets and tour info, head here.King’s next performance will also take place this Friday with his scheduled appearance at Michael Arnone’s 30th Annual Crawfish Fest at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. Head to King’s website for tickets and tour info.Setlist: King & Strings | Rooster Walk 11 | Martinsville, NY | 5/26/19Set: Intro, Summertime, He Stopped Loving Her Today, Guitar In My Hands, Steel Guitar Rag, Wanted Man, Cheap Tequila > Down by the river > Breathe > Down by the River, Swinging Doors, Friend of the Devil, Funky Bitch(1)> That’s What Love Will Make You Do(1), Spanish Moon(1)> Hot Damn Jam(1) > Iko Iko(1) > Paranoid (1), Compared to What(1)(2)1 Royal Horn Section (Marcus King Band horns)2 Chalkdust Torture (Phish) teaseFull set with Jeff Sipe on drums, except track one
In light of George Floyd’s death, University President Fr. John Jenkins invited members of the Notre Dame community to gather at the Hesburgh Library Quad to “pray for unity and walk for justice” Monday evening at 7:30 p.m.“We will pray for George Floyd, his family and friends and for a recommitment to defend the dignity of every human life, particularly the lives of our black brothers and sisters,” Jenkins said in the email announcement.Jenkins will deliver words of reflection, a reading and opening and closing prayers.“Participants can then process to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, where they will be invited to pray in memory of those who have lost their lives and for peace and justice for all,” the email said.Participants are expected to maintain social distancing procedures in the interest of health and safety, and a low number of masks will be provided for those who do not have one.The service will be live streamed here.Tags: Black lives matter, Fr. John Jenkins, george floyd, Racism
By Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaAs obesity closes in on tobacco as the No. 1 preventable cause of death in the United States, federal nutrition experts have made some changes to the dietary guidelines on the food pyramid.The food pyramid, introduced 12 years ago, is a guide to help people plan what they eat each day. The guidelines built around it offer expert advice to promote health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.”These new dietary guidelines represent our best science-based advice to help Americans live healthier and longer lives,” said Tommy Thompson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in the release report.”Dietary Guidelines for Americans” is published jointly every five years by HHS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Following the guidelines can reduce the risk of major chronic diseases.The 2005 guidelines put stronger emphasis on calorie control and physical activity.”Around 64 percent of adults in this country are overweight or obese,” said Connie Crawley, an extension nutrition expert with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.”Of that number, 30 percent are obese,” she said. “And the number of severely obese people has increased even faster than those who have become just overweight and or mildly obese.”Between 1988 and 1992, only 56 percent of adults were overweight or obese and only 23 percent were obese, Crawley said. And the percentage of children and teens between 6 and 18 years old who are overweight has doubled in the past 20 years to 15 percent.”Genetics haven’t changed that quickly,” Crawley said. “Our eating and exercise habits have.”Not eating right or getting enough exercise can lead to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, certain cancers and other diseases.In simple terms, the HHS-USDA report says the biggest reason people gain weight is that they take in more calories than they use up. The key is to find the right balance of healthful foods and physical activity.But that’s not easy. “There’s a lot of research now trying to figure that out,” Crawley said. “Certainly, eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, as recommended in the guidelines, looks to be very important.”These foods help you cut fats and add fiber to your diet, she said. And they help you feel full. Natural foods like these may have other ways to help control weight, too.The advertising and grocery-space ratio between these foods and unhealthy products needs to change, Crawley said, “so healthier foods are promoted more and more healthy, tasty foods are available to kids and adults.”The guidelines urge Americans to get moving. For adults, they recommend: 30 minutes of activity (moderate intensity) most days to reduce the risk of chronic disease. 60 minutes (moderate to vigorous) to help manage your weight. 60 to 90 minutes (moderate) to lose weight (if you stay on a proper diet).”Moderate” activities are those like gardening or yard work, vacuuming, washing the car or windows, badminton, cycling moderately fast, walking 3 miles per hour, water aerobics, ballroom dancing, volleyball and swimming moderately fast.”Vigorous” activities include fast dancing, cycling, jogging or swimming; playing racketball, handball or full-court basketball; walking 4 miles per hour; power lifting; and digging.The recommendation for weight loss is up from 30 minutes in previous guidelines. “That 30 minutes may be enough to help cardiovascular risk reduction,” Crawley said. “But true weight control does seem to require more, especially as we get older.”It’s OK to break up that time, Crawley said. “The key is sit less and move more. Standing is better than sitting, and moving is better than standing.”The guidelines stress eating more fruits and vegetables, whole-grain foods and nonfat or low-fat milk or milk products.The complete guidelines are at http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document/.(Faith Peppers is a news editor for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
The current design of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s new Cybersecurity Assessment Tool, also known as CAT, sets institutions up for cyber-risk assessment failure. That’s because the tool doesn’t take into account the unique cybersecurity risks banking institutions face. And users aren’t offered any opportunity to explain why they have or have not complied with specific categories and subcategories included in the tool’s questions.But banking executives say they’re hopeful the FFIEC will be receptive to the industry’s desire for a second version of the tool to be released by midyear. For now, none of the federal banking agencies that make up the FFIEC are saying what we might expect to see after a second comment period in January.The FFIEC would be wise to carefully consider the feedback it receives, and then use that feedback to make significant and meaningful changes to the tool—without delay (see Will FFIEC Revamp Cyber Assessment Tool?).The fact that the FFIEC is accepting a second wave of comments could very well be an indication that some changes to the tool are, indeed, on the way. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
White House advisor Jared Kushner, boarding the first Israel-UAE commercial flight following a US-brokered deal to normalise ties, voiced hope Monday for a more peaceful era in the region.Flight 971 of Israel’s national carrier El Al then took off from Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, bound for Abu Dhabi.The historic flight was carrying a joint US-Israeli delegation that was led on the American side by Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law. “While this is a historic flight, we hope that it will start an even more historic journey in the Middle East and beyond,” Kushner said shortly before boarding.”The future does not have to be predetermined by the past. This is a very hopeful time, and I believe that so much peace and prosperity is possible in this region and around the world.”The Israel-UAE agreement to normalise ties was announced by Trump on August 13, making the UAE the first Gulf country and only the third Arab nation to establish relations with Israel, after Egypt and Jordan. The word “peace” was painted on the plane’s cockpit in Arabic, English and Hebrew.Topics :
Advertisement Comment Maurizio Sarri outlines Premier League title ambitions with Chelsea amid sacking rumours Advertisement Maurizio Sarri believes he could turn Chelsea into title contenders if given enough time (Getty Images)Maurizio Sarri is confident that he could turn Chelsea into Premier League title contenders within two years if he is allowed to continue his job at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.Since the turn of the year, there has been constant speculation over the Italian’s future, particularly after he presided over 4-0 and 6-0 defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City respectively in successive away games.Despite enjoying a positive start at Chelsea, Sarri’s tactics and style of play have been openly criticised by the club’s supporters and reports on Thursday claimed that he and his staff are already convinced that they will be sacked.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Sarri, who signed a three-year contract with the club last summer, insists that he wants to stay and attempt to close the gap on this season’s runaway leaders Manchester City and Liverpool.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The Premier League is wonderful and I want to remain in the Premier League. I want to remain at Chelsea, because the level is very, very high,’ Sarri said.‘The atmosphere in the stadiums is really fantastic. And so it’s a wonderful championship. I’d like to remain here. I am sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to close to them [Liverpool and Manchester City].‘But I am not sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to be better than them. When I arrived in Naples, Napoli were, in the table the season before, 24 points from Juventus.‘In the first season we arrived to nine points from Juventus, second season to six points, third season to four points. For us it was impossible to cover completely the gap, but at the end of the third season, we were very close to doing it.’Chelsea face a fight to finish in the top-four this season amid competition from Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United, although they are through to the Europa League semi-finals where they will face Eintracht Frankfurt.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Apr 2019 10:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link501Shares
Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 23 May 2020 8:07 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.4kShares Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s first kit was Arsenal as Chelsea star loved Thierry Henry Advertisement Henry remains Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer (Picture: Getty)The midfielder, who signed a new five-year deal at Stamford Bridge last summer, believes Chelsea are going in the right direction under Frank Lampard.Lampard has enjoyed an impressive debut season in charge of his former club, with Chelsea currently fourth in the Premier League.Reflecting on Chelsea’s season so far, Loftus-Cheek added: ‘The young boys have done really well so credit to them. They’ve shown that they can play at this level and help the team win.‘The gaffer always said he would play academy players but they have to be doing well to play.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘That’s really encouraging for the youngsters coming through the academy in the future that they have a gaffer who’s willing to play them if they show they can play at the level.‘The whole squad have done really well this season, especially having no new players coming in and the team being very young.‘Considering those things and a new manager with new tactics and a new way of playing, we’ve done really well to be where we are at the moment.‘We’ve had times on the pitch where we know ourselves that we need to improve but that’s just football and if we can improve on what we’ve talked about as a collective then we could really be a team that’s in contention for titles in the future.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal and Chelsea keeping tabs on Gladbach teenager Kaan KurtMORE: Joe Cole hails Chelsea legend John Terry as the best captain in Premier League history Chelsea star Ruben Loftus-Cheek loved Arsenal legend Thierry Henry growing up (Picture: Getty)Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed his first football kit was an Arsenal one as he loved Gunners legend Thierry Henry growing up.Former France international Henry remains Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer, having scored 228 goals in 376 appearances for the north London club.Henry was particularly prolific during the early 2000s and helped Arsenal win the Premier League in 2001-02 and 2003-04 and go unbeaten through that latter campaign.Asked about his first football kit, Loftus-Cheek told Chelsea’s official website: ‘It was actually an Arsenal kit when I was about six because I really liked Thierry Henry at the time.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It was obviously very shortly after that I started with Chelsea at the academy.’Loftus-Cheek joined Chelsea’s academy in 2004 at the age of eight and went on to make his first-team debut for the Blues a decade later. Comment
Brisbane dwelling price growth has returned to positive territory, according to Tim Lawless.NEW figures to be released next week are set to reveal that Brisbane property price growth has returned to positive territory.Based on the first 27 days of the month CoreLogic figures reveal Brisbane dwelling prices increased by 0.2 per cent during March.CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said Brisbane’s return to positive growth was partly driven by an improvement in the unit sector, he said.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoThe supply of inner city apartments has been slowing since the construction peak in 2016, with unit stock gradually getting absorbed.“The unit market is not as weak as before,” Mr Lawless said. “There remain some issues with oversupply in investment grade stock in certain areas, but we are starting to see some good signs in that market.”The 0.2 per cent preliminary growth for the month suggested the Brisbane market was still on the softer side after last month’s 0.1 per cent fall, but was not weakening to the same degree as Sydney and Melbourne.“Affordability is not as much of an issue as it is in Sydney and Melbourne and the jobs market is strong, which is keeping housing (demand) steady.”
Danish software and hardware engineering company EIVA has expanded its activities in Latin America with a dedicated business development team located in São Paulo, Brazil.With the Brazilian team, EIVA said it will be able to accommodate interest in its hardware and software products for offshore and shallow water construction and surveying operations from specialist operating in Latin America.The new Brazilian team will be headed by Antonio Felipe Silva, who brings with him 13 years of experience in the offshore industry. He started his career as an ROV support technician and moved on to more sales and management-focused positions, which also included collaboration with EIVA in more recent years.“We have worked together with Antonio Felipe Silva as an EIVA representative for some years now. We have always been very satisfied with his level of commitment, drive and technical expertise. Consequently, when it became possible to combine our wish of establishing a dedicated business development team in Latin America with his wish of focusing solely on EIVA’s product portfolio, it was an obvious choice to make him head of the new team,” said EIVA CEO Jeppe Nielsen.