Aces Men’s Golf Announces The Signing Of Spencer Wagner

first_imgWagner to join Aces next seasonUniversity of Evansville men’s golf coach Jim Hamilton has announced the signing of Spencer Wagner to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Purple Aces beginning next season.“We are very excited to have Spencer join the Purple Aces. He is a strong, determined, and hard-working player,” Hamilton said.  “Spencer is just coming into his own and should be a great fit.  An outstanding local golfer from Mater Dei High School, I am thrilled to have him join us”Wagner is an Evansville native who comes to UE from Mater Dei High School.  The winner of the 2012 EJGA Masters Series Tournament was named an Academic All-City player in 2014.  In 2015, he was named a First Team All-SIAC player and garnered top honors in the Boonville Invitational.He had an impressive showing in the 2015 Evansville Courier and Press Men’s City Tournament, taking 15th place.  He was also named to the Yestimeyer Team that season.In 2016, he put forth another great season on the links.  The IHSAA Regional Qualifier was named a Kiwanis Award recipient.  He qualified and played in the International Optimist West Palm Tournament and took 10th place in the Men’s City Tournament just a year after taking 15th.  He was named a Second Team All-SIAC golfer.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Builder’s Breakfast to become permanent Walkers crisps flavour

first_imgWalkers has announced that Builder’s Breakfast is the winner of its ‘Do us a flavour’ competition and will now become a permanent flavour in the Walkers range.The competition to invent a new flavour has been running since July 2008.The final six flavours – Chilli & Chocolate, Fish & Chips, Onion Bhaji, Crispy Duck & Hoisin, Cajun Squirrel and Builder’s Breakfast – were chosen by chef Heston Blumenthal and a panel of judges from Walkers, and the public have been voting for a winner since January.Emma Rushin from Derbyshire, the winner with 232,000 votes, receives £50,000 and 1% of all future sales of the flavour. The other five finalists win £10,000 each.last_img read more

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Major shareholder accuses Premier Foods of ‘arrogance’

first_imgA major shareholder has accused Premier Foods of “arrogance” in its handling of US suitor McCormick.As reported by City A.M., US hedge fund manager Paulson & Co followed up a previous attack on the Mr Kipling-owner’s failure to secure a deal with another singeing attack – this time going as far as saying it would support the idea of the company’s chairman, David Beever, resigning over the matter.US spice brand McCormick recently made three offers for Premier Foods, at 52p, 60p and 65p respectively, the latter of which valued the company at an enterprise value of £1.5bn. However, Premier Foods rejected all the offers, leading to McCormick walking away from the deal.A spokesman for Paulson & Co said: “McCormick, after making three offers, understandably decided to withdraw rather than proceed without a recommendation. Now, the shareholders are left with a price of 39p with the same management making the same promises as it did two years ago when it sold stock at 81p on a blended basis.”It added that Premier’s failure to recommend an offer at a 106% premium on the pre-announcement price was “a record for corporate arrogance” and, on the subject of whether Beever should resign, said: “We have not written a letter asking for his resignation, but would certainly support the idea.”last_img read more

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My Baker ‘Cake Concierge Service’ relaunches following acquisition

first_imgMy Baker, an online service that connects bakers with consumers and corporate customers, has been acquired by baker Mel Sinjakli and her husband.Billed as ‘The Cake Concierge Service’, My Baker has been relaunched after the pair acquired a majority stake from founder Noreen Khan.Mark Sinjakli, who previously worked as a consultant, and his wife Mel, a member of the My Baker community, will take up the roles of co-CEOs.“I experienced first-hand the benefits of a steady stream of orders, alongside those I was getting through my own brand,” explained Mel.“As a small business, this was invaluable. My Baker genuinely empowers independent bakers, most of them working from their home kitchens. This is an element of the business particularly fitting for, and attractive in, these challenging times.”The couple said they would focus on partnering with more independent bakers in and beyond the service’s current focal areas of Greater London and Birmingham.My Baker has also made some products available by post nationwide, such as its Uniquely Sumptuous Brownies By Post Collection (£24).The platform enables a ‘seamless interaction’ between 150 artisanal bakers and those looking for bespoke and personalised baked goods, said the firm.“I am delighted that I have found talented partners to take the business to the next level while continuing to support the SME baking community,” said Khan. “I look forward to working with Mark and Mel, who share my vision for its future.”last_img read more

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Mosquito Fish for the Wild Garden

first_imgSome people worry that a backyard pond will be a source of mosquitoes. Pond ownersoften stock mosquito fish to reduce the likelihood that mosquitoes will use the pond toreproduce.Mosquito fish are tiny, about an inch long or less. They don’t lay eggs. They givebirth to free-swimming young after a gestation of a bit less than a month. The young growfast and begin reproducing in a few months. It doesn’t take long for them to saturatetheir habitat.Mosquito fish, Gambusia affinis, are a good choice for small ponds without fancywater-quality gear like aerators and filters. They can live in shallow, scummy, poorquality water.As a test of their effectiveness, I stocked one of two identical ponds with mosquitofish last summer. The other I left fishless.On Nov. 19, I hauled out about 5 gallons of water and bottom detritus from each pond. Istrained the water through a piece of cloth and put the contents of each into white bowlsso I could see the insects and other pond life.Sure enough, the fishless pond had a population of mosquito larvae. I failed to findthem in the pond with mosquito fish.Besides the mosquito larvae, the fishless pond had midge larvae and Eristalislarvae. Eristalis is a fly larva that has a long tail like a breathing tube, whichit extends to the surface as a snorkel.The fishless pond also had frog tadpoles. Those were interesting. I wonder if themosquito fish had prevented frogs from successfully reproducing in the pond by eatingnewly hatched tadpoles. Next summer I’ll have to check that out.The bottom line is that mosquito fish can keep a pond free of mosquitos.Can other fish do as well? Yes, many kinds of fish eat mosquito larvae, especiallysunfish of various kinds. These fish will need a higher standard of water quality,however. Many predacious fish will eat mosquito fish along with mosquitos.Will ponds without mosquito fish make life unbearable for you by giving rise to hugeswarms of vicious mosquitoes?Mosquitoes are often in backyards without water nearby. Until this year I never hadmosquito fish and was never particularly bothered by mosquitoes. Having a mosquitofishless-pond may not make a noticeable difference.last_img read more

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How empathy defines us

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Lately I’ve been giving a lot of thought to ‘empathy’ and my capacity for it. As the impact and consequences of COVID-19 are being felt around the globe, many of us are bound by quarantine guidelines, restricting our ability to move about freely.For me, that means nearly around-the-clock interaction with my family of 6, including an old senile dog and four kids all under the ages of 12. Additionally my wife and I, who both work demanding full-time jobs, are also bestowed the new titles of 5th, 2nd, and Kindergarten teacher. Empathy has to be in our DNA, right?Conversely, in an attempt to find normality and happiness during this time, I’ve made a few investments in self-improvement: a running program, morning meditation, and writing in my journal.However, each attempt has all been somewhat short-lived to improve myself in some way. So, rather than providing me with a release from the stress of our current environment and the uncertainty of our short-term future, it has instead manifested itself in me in other, more unexpected ways.last_img read more

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Guess who came to dinner

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Iran supreme leader says voting is ‘religious duty’

first_imgIranians are set to elect a new parliament on Friday, with conservatives expected to make a resurgence.Observers expect a low turnout as many reformist and moderate candidates have been barred from running by the Guardian Council.The council, made up of six clerics appointed by the supreme leader and six lawyers selected by the judiciary, disqualified more than half of the 14,444 hopefuls.The move threatens the thin majority of President Hassan Rouhani’s alliance in parliament. Topics : Friday’s election comes after months of domestic turmoil and steeply escalating tensions between Iran and its arch enemy the United States.In November, nationwide demonstrations over petrol price hikes turned violent before being crushed in a deadly crackdown.Tensions with Washington have risen since 2018 when US President Donald Trump withdrew from a landmark nuclear agreement and reimposed crippling sanctions.But they have never come as close to a direct confrontation as in the past seven months, when it has happened twice, most recently after the US killed prominent Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on January 3.Iran hit back on January 8 by firing a barrage of missiles at US troops in Iraq.It had been on high alert for US retaliation that day when they shot down a Ukrainian airliner in Tehran, killing all 176 people on board.The downing of the Boeing 737, which the armed forces later admitted was accidental, sparked more protests that turned political.Khamenei said the election would show that Iran’s enemies had failed to divide the nation.”Watch how the people favor the election despite the enemies’ insistence on distancing the people from the system,” the supreme leader said.center_img Iran’s supreme leader said Tuesday it is a “religious duty” for people to vote in this week’s general election and strengthen the Islamic republic against the “propaganda” of its enemies.”Participating in elections and voting… is a religious duty, not just a national or revolutionary duty,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech, parts of which were aired on state television.”Elections nullify many of the vicious plots the Americans have in their minds and Zionists have in their hearts against the country,” he said, referring to US ally Israel.last_img read more

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House, govt make progress on data protection bill: Minister

first_imgCommunications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate has said the government enjoyed a “swift and dynamic” session with lawmakers at the House of Representatives while deliberating the data protection bill. The minister said the government and lawmakers had agreed on 66 inputs in the so-called problem inventory list (DIM) during the recent meeting. The House aims to complete the bill by November. Johnny expressed his gratitude to House Commission I, which oversees communications and information affairs, for the “swift and dynamic” deliberation of the bill.“The government is ready and the public is waiting for us to produce adequate legal protection to safeguard their personal data,” Johnny said during Monday’s meeting with lawmakers, according to a statement from the ministry.House Commission I deputy speaker Abdul Kharis Almasyhari, who also led the meeting, confirmed Johnny’s statement on the 66 inputs.Read also: Indonesia to conclude data protection bill in NovemberThe data protection bill has fewer inputs than other recent bills under deliberation, such as the omnibus bill on job creation, which has at least 6,000 inputs, and the recently passed revision of the 2009 Coal and Mining Law that had 938 inputs.The data protection bill, a draft of which was assessed by the ministry in 2014, reportedly adopts several principles from the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which focuses on five main areas: data collection, data processing, data security, data breaches and the right for individuals to have their personal data erased. The country is lagging behind much of the world in terms of data protection, with numerous countries having already adopted their own version of the GDPR, including neighboring Singapore and Malaysia.Topics :last_img read more

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