21 Apr

Tortillas with a difference

first_imgDiscovery Foods claims to have launched the first preservative-free tortillas, in a bid to drive further growth within the Mexican eating category.The plain tortilla is made with British flour and is targeted at increasing sales of tortillas in-store and stimulating category growth, meeting the needs of those in search of locally produced food that is also preservative-free, said the firm.Bev Taylor, regional marketing manager, Discovery Foods, said: “Last year more than one million new shoppers bought into the Mexican category. Our objective is to continue to grow this number by attracting new customers to the fixture through innovative NPD.”The new variant will join the firm’s existing range of Plain, Wholemeal, Garlic & Coriander and Chilli & Jalapeno tortillas.last_img read more

2 Mar

Vulfpeck Releases New “Mr. Finish Line” Music Video

first_imgIt’s been only a few glorious months since Vulfpeck released their highly anticipated seventh studio album, Mr. Finish Line. Today, the band releases a lyric video for the album’s title track, “Mr. Finish Line”. Featuring Theo Katzman and Christine Hucal on vocals, the song is about band leader Jack Stratton and his daily health regimen. The “regular bean eater” who “won’t rest ’til [he tops his] personal best” keeps a “big Berkey on the mantle” and does “push ups at Occidental”, because “when the lights go out, he keeps America online.” He’s Mr. Finish Line!Laugh along with the full music and lyric video for Vulfpeck’s “Mr. Finish Line” from Mr. Finish Line, featuring Chritine Hucal and Theo Katzman, below:Mr. Finish Line features vocal contributors Antwaun Stanley and Christine Hucal, legendary session guitarist David T. Walker, Danish vocalist Coco O., legendary session drummer James Gadson, funk bassist/singer/songwriter and member of Parliament Funkadelic Bootsy Collins, drummer for Prince during The New Power Generation era Michael Bland, Game Winner keyboardist/vocalist Charles Jones, vocalist Theo Katzman, keyboardist/saxophonist Joey Dosik–leading vocals on his first-ever Vulf recording–and guitarist/honorary 5th member Cory Wong.From the quirky harmonies of “Mr. Finish Line” to the upbeat symmetry of “Tee Time”, the unforgettable lyrics in “Business Casual”, the heart-pounding feels of “Grandma”, and the bass moves in “Captain Hook”, the band’s seventh release places itself right in line with Vulfpeck’s growing trajectory. The infamous clarinet solo from “Back Pocket” makes not one, but two appearances in “Mr. Finish Line” and “Business Casual”, creating a feeling of comfort, consistency, and reprise. Hosting more musical guests than any album previously, Vulfpeck’s Mr. Finish Line opens up the quartet’s stage to an even bigger audience for them to perform. With only SweetWater 420 Fest currently on the schedule, we can’t wait to see what Vulfpeck has in store for 2018.last_img read more

20 Nov

In Oakland, the birthplace of Kamala Harris, the mayor says, ‘It is like a whole new world.’

first_imgIn Oakland, Calif., the birthplace of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Mayor Libby Schaaf was in tears on Saturday as she spoke about the victory.“I’m proud, I’m relieved. I’m joyful,” Ms. Schaaf said in an interview, her voice cracking with emotion with nearly every word. “We will finally have decency and compassion in our nation’s highest office.”- Advertisement – Outside her home in the Oakland hills residents rang cowbells and whooped and cheered. Her husband dashed out of the house to share champagne with a neighbor.Ms. Schaaf has sparred with President Trump repeatedly over immigration and Mr. Trump’s characterization of Oakland as wracked with violence. – Advertisement – “To have a White House that was a constant source of battle was exhausting. And to have to battle your own federal government during one of the worst crises this world has ever seen was untenable,” Ms. Schaaf said. “Now we will have allies in the White House — and particularly will have a vice President who grew up on our soil, who grew up with our values, who grew up fighting for the same vision of a just and equitable world.”“It is like a whole new world,” Ms. Schaaf said. “These cities, it’s like living in hell,” Mr. Trump said in June, singling out Oakland and Detroit, among other cities. Ms. Schaaf on Saturday said she was elated to put that behind her.- Advertisement –last_img read more

18 Sep

The Latest: British government hopes to resume games in June

first_imgMilan and most of the other Italian league clubs resumed training on an individual basis last week before full team training restarts next Monday.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Portuguese soccer federation says the league, clubs and players must take responsibility for the consequences of the return to soccer in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.The federation says that is the first condition stipulated by government authorities to allow the Portuguese league and the Portuguese Cup to resume as planned by the end of the month.The federation says the league, clubs and players at all times “assume the risk of infection” and “bear the responsibility” of all possible consequences related to the disease and to “the risk for public health.”The federation says it received a set of conditions from the government on Sunday.The government recently said it would allow the league and the cup to resume on May 30. The second division was canceled. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The British government has told sports bodies to prepare for the resumption of events in England but not before June and not with fans in stadiums. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and third-ranked Karolina Pliskova will lead teams in a tennis charity event during the coronavirus pandemic.Pliskova’s team will include her twin sister Kristyna, 2019 French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova, Tereza Martincova and Nikola Bartunkova.Kvitova will be joined in her squad by Barbora Strycova, Katerina Siniakova, Barbora Krejcikova, Linda Fruhvirtova and Russian player Ekaterina Alexandrova.Pliskova says “it’s a great opportunity for us to play a unique tournament.”The first of the four tournaments that are part of the competition is scheduled for June 13-15 in Prague. Associated Press The league says five players on first- and second-division clubs have tested positive. Three staff members have also tested positive.Spanish league president Javier Tebas hopes to restart the league on June 12.___The head of Japanese baseball says the 12-team league is hoping to start play next month but no specific date has been set.Japan is living under a state of emergency that is in effect until May 31. The Turkish volleyball league has been canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.Turkish Volleyball Federation president Mehmet Akif Ustundag says no team will be declared champion and no team will be relegated.He says “the men’s and women’s leagues have been registered as they stand.”Turkey suspended all league games on March 20 but the country’s soccer federation announced last week it plans to resume games on June 12 and host the Champions League final in Istanbul in August.___ May 11, 2020 ___Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to return to Italy to spend two weeks in quarantine ahead of the potential return of the Serie A season with AC Milan.He leaves behind plenty of questions in his native Sweden.Ibrahimovic has been keeping up his fitness by training with Hammarby. He bought a nearly 25% stake in the Stockholm-based club last year in his first move into soccer ownership. The striker practiced with the men’s and women’s teams and played in a training match because Sweden is not under strict lockdown measures during the coronavirus pandemic.The 38-year-old Ibrahimovic could return to the club as a player in the final years of his career. Commissioner Atsushi Saito says “I don’t think anyone can make preparations by setting a specific opening day.”Saito says the All-Star game in July has been canceled for the first time since it was initially held almost 70 years ago. The Japanese season was originally scheduled to open on March 20.Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University professor Mitsuo Kaku says it would be difficult to set a date for the season to start with the state of emergency still in effect.Baseball has begun in Taiwan and South Korea in empty stadiums.___ The Latest: British government hopes to resume games in June Sports have been shut down in Britain since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.A government document says Step 2 of the plan for easing the lockdown includes “permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed doors for broadcast.”The document states that the resumption cannot happen before June 1.The government says permitting large crowds in sports stadiums “may only be fully possible significantly later depending on the reduction in numbers of infections.”___ ___Real Madrid has become the latest Spanish league club to resume individual training.Players were back in action at the team’s training center two months after the league was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.Most clubs had already resumed individual sessions. Barcelona restarted on Friday and Atlético Madrid on Saturday.All players were tested for COVID-19 before being allowed to practice.last_img read more

16 Sep

2 Syracuse pairings ranked in latest ITA release

first_imgFor the first time this season, Syracuse (12-9, 5-7 Atlantic Coast) has two ranked doubles pairings. In the latest ITA rankings released on Tuesday, Sofya Golubovskaya and Sonya Treshcheva jumped back into the rankings at No. 90, while Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez moved up to No. 56. Last week, Knutson and Ramirez were No. 90.As a team, Syracuse dropped from No. 30 to No. 31, the second week in a row it fell in the rankings. After it peaked at No. 10 on Jan. 30, SU hasn’t cracked the top-10. Knutson moved up one slot to No. 19 in singles, while Ramirez dropped to No. 100, 18 spots lower than her previous ranking.Golubovskaya and Treshcheva started the spring season ranked No. 24, but dropped out when the first rankings were released. They began 2-1 with three unfinished matches and have gone 6-3 overall this season. Syracuse’s No. 2 pairing was 2-1 the last two weekends, with one unfinished matches.Knutson lost to Miami’s No. 2 Estela Perez-Somarriba 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (9-7) last weekend. She and Ramirez won their doubles match against the Hurricanes for the pairing’s first win in six matches.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter honoring their four seniors and their 437 career wins last Sunday, the Orange close out their regular season with road matches against Duke and Clemson. SU starts with the No. 4 Blue Devils (18-2, 10-1) on Friday at 6 p.m. Comments Published on April 9, 2019 at 4:03 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrew Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more