Zeelandia

first_imgBaking ingredients supplier Zeelandia (Billericay, Essex) has recently launched a new version of its Zedamols Liquid product, which does not contain hydrogenated fats.Zedamols Liquid is an enzyme-based functional product used to enhance the qualities of baked fermented products, including adding moisture and softness. It is used in conjunction with bread improvers. With growing concerns in the marketplace about hydrogenated fats, Zeelandia is removing them from products; a recent example was the launch of Exakt Ciabatta, a mix concentrate free of any hydrogenated fats.According to the company, Zeelandia was one of the first in the market to start removing hydrogenated fats from its portfolio of products.”The removal of hydrogenated fats from our products is a key and important issue for us,” says Dominic Ranger, national sales and marketing manager for the company.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Practice Playlist Features AC/DC, KISS, And His Surprising Favorite Song

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins.COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on October 3, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Like many teams, Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines listen to music during practice. Harbaugh’s inclusions in the playlist include many of the rock staples you’d expect from a 51 year old football coach. You have some AC/DC, some KISS, both very standard. The playlist also includes Jim Harbaugh’s favorite song, which doesn’t strike us as something you’d play to get players pumped for practice.What music does Jim Harbaugh play at #Michigan practices? pic.twitter.com/VzNpp6l3IH— Ben Fidelman (@bfidelman) September 6, 2015 Gordon Lightfoot’s song does have plenty of references to the Midwest. The shipwreck motif is a bit strange, but we probably shouldn’t question Harbaugh’s methods. The man rebuilt Stanford, he can play some Lightfoot if he wants.last_img read more

Bank of Canada expected to raise interest rate as some trade uncertainty

first_imgOTTAWA – With some trade uncertainty now out of the way, the Bank of Canada is widely expected to hike its benchmark interest rate today for the fifth time since the summer of 2017.This morning’s policy decision will be the central bank’s first since Canada agreed with the United States and Mexico earlier this month on an updated North American free trade deal.The bank left the rate unchanged at its last policy meeting in September and senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins later said the unknown consequences of the continental trade talks — as well as the tit-for-tat tariff dispute — were front and centre in the decision.Governor Stephen Poloz’s rate announcement today will also come as the Canadian economy continues to show signs of strength and the unemployment rate remains close to a four-decade low.A hike would be Poloz’s first increase since July, when the rate rose 25 basis points to 1.5 per cent.The central bank has carefully followed a gradual, data-dependent approach to raising the rate to assess factors, including how smoothly indebted households absorb the increases.last_img read more

Seven Northern Strikers to compete at BC Summer Games

first_imgThe B.C. Summer games are set for July 19th-22nd. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Northern Strikers will be well-represented at this year’s B.C. Summer Games after seven of the association’s player were selected to compete.Early this afternoon the U-15 Boys soccer team was announced with Lee West, Harrison Sewell, Liam McGarvey, and Sam Hafner all making the Zone 8 team. Dylan Buziak was also named to the team as an alternate player.The boys will be joining Kenzie Beech and Isabella Ziebart who were named to the U-15 Girls team last week.last_img read more

School District 60 School buses cancelled for Monday

first_imgFor updated on school buses in School District 60, you can watch their school bus status page here: https://www.prn.bc.ca/transportation/?page_id=183School District 59 has not yet announced if busses will be running in the South Peace on Monday. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 has cancelled all school buses for Monday, February 4 due to the extreme cold.An extreme cold warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace and the District has announced busses will not be running on Monday, February 4.  Schools will still be open.The temperature is expected to drop to minus 33 overnight Sunday into Monday morning with the wind chill making it feel more like minus 43.last_img read more

BJP announces list of candidates for Bengal

first_imgKolkata: State BJP has announced its candidate list on Thursday, ahead of the highly anticipated Lok Sabha elections.Bharati Ghosh, the controversial former IPS officer who has recently joined BJP, will contest from the Ghatal constituency. State BJP president Dilip Ghosh will contest from the Midnapore seat, while Rahul Sinha will contest from the Kolkata North constituency. Two Trinamool Congress MPs, Saumitra Khan and Anupam Hazra, who had been expelled from the party, will contest from the Bishnupur (SC) and Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituencies respectively. Locket Chatterjee has been fielded from the Hooghly Lok Sabha seat, whereas former party MLA Shamik Bhattacharya will contest from the Dum Dum Lok Sabha seat. Former Trinamool Congress MLA Arjun Singh will contest from the Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat, while Babul Supriyo has been re-nominated from the Asansol Lok Sabha seat. Lastly, state BJP secretary Sayantan Basu will contest from the Basirhat seat, while Chandra Bose has been fielded from the Kolkata South seat.last_img read more

Carefully workedout caste arithmetic in NDAs list of LS candidates for Bihar

first_imgPatna: A carefully worked-out caste arithmetic meets the eye on perusal of the list of Lok Sabha candidates in Bihar announced by the NDA, comprising the BJP, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP. The coalition, which is expected to secure a major chunk of the votes of upper castes who are believed to be, by and large, supporters of the BJP, has given tickets to 13 people of the ‘general category’. Only one of the candidates, JD(U) nominee from Kishanganj Mahmood Ashraf, is a Muslim. Speculation was rife that the BJP’s Muslim face Shahnawaz Husain would be fielded from Bhagalpur or Kishanganj, the seats he had earlier represented in the Lok Sabha, but both went to the JD(U). The coalition is yet to come out with the name of its candidate for Khagaria, which the LJP has retained. It is currently represented by Mahboob Ali Kaisar, a former president of the state Congress unit. Among the upper caste candidates, seven are Rajputs who in the distant past had sided with the Janata Dal, founded by V P Singh, and remained sympathetic, for some time, to its splinter group, the RJD, founded by Lalu Prasad. Notable among them are Radha Mohan Singh (Motihari), R K Singh (Ara) and Rajiv Pratap Rudy (Saran), all from the BJP. Besides, three candidates — Giriraj Singh (BJP- Begusarai), Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan (JDU-Munger) and Chandan Kumar (LJP-Nawada) — belong to the Bhumihar community, believed to be the most vocal and assertive among all the upper caste groups in Bihar. Two Brahmins from the BJP, Ashwini Kumar Choubey (Buxar) and Gopalji Thakur (Darbhanga), have found a place in the list. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, a Kayasth, has been fielded from Patna Sahib, which has a sizeable population of the community. He faces the challenge of retaining the seat for the BJP in a straight contest with second-term MP Shatrughan Sinha, who is likely to be fielded this time by the Congress. Twelve candidates in the list belong to the OBCs, including five Yadavs, the most populous in the state and on whom the RJD banks heavily in addition to the Muslims. Notable Yadav candidates in the contest are state BJP president Nityanand Rai (Ujiyarpur) and Ram Kripal Yadav (Pataliputra). Six Dalits are also in the fray in as many reserved constituencies. Four of these are Paswans, including the LJP chief’s son Chirag (Jamui) and brothers Ram Chandra Paswan (Samastipur) and Pashupati Kumar Paras (Hajipur). Seven candidates, hailing from numerically small, geographically scattered and extremely backward classes such as Dhanuk, Kevat, Gangota and Chandravanshi Kahaar, have also made it to the list. “The NDA has adequately represented every section of the society in its distribution of tickets. The coalition is going to demolish the divisive and casteist politics of the RJD and Grand Alliance parties in the Lok Sabha elections,” BJP spokesman Nikhil Anand said. Bihar, which has 40 parliamentary constituencies, goes to polls in seven phases between April 11 and May 19.last_img read more

Groundwater system still exists on Mars

first_imgLos Angeles: Mars may still have an active groundwater system deep below the surface, and could be feeding surface streams in some areas on the Red Planet, a study has found. Last year, researchers detected the presence of a deep-water lake on Mars under its south polar ice caps. Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) in the US determined that groundwater likely exists in a broader geographical area than just the poles of Mars. They found that there is an active system, as deep as 750 metres, from which groundwater comes to the surface through cracks in the specific craters they analysed. Researchers studied the characteristics of Mars Recurrent Slope Linea, which are akin to dried, short streams of water that appear on some crater walls on Mars. Scientists previously thought these features were affiliated with surface water flow or close subsurface water flow, said Essam Heggy, member of the Mars Express Sounding radar experiment MARSIS probing Mars subsurface. “We suggest that this may not be true. We propose an alternative hypothesis that they originate from a deep pressurized groundwater source which comes to the surface moving upward along ground cracks,” Heggy said. “The experience we gained from our research in desert hydrology was the cornerstone in reaching this conclusion,” said Abotalib Z Abotalib, a postdoctoral research associate at USC. “We have seen the same mechanisms in the North African Sahara and in the Arabian Peninsula, and it helped us explore the same mechanism on Mars,” Abotalib said. The scientists concluded that fractures within some of Mars’ craters, enabled water springs to rise up to the surface as a result of pressure deep below. These springs leaked onto the surface, generating the sharp and distinct linear features found on the walls of these craters. The scientists also provide an explanation on how these water features fluctuate with seasonality on Mars. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, suggests that groundwater might be deeper than previously thought in areas where such streams are observed on Mars. The findings suggest that the exposed part of these ground fractures associated with these springs as the primary location candidates to explore Mars’ habitability. Previous research to explore groundwater on Mars relied on interpreting the returned electromagnetic echoes sent from the radar-probing experiments from orbit onboard Mars Express and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. These experiments measured the reflection of the waves from both the surface and the subsurface whenever penetration was possible. However, this earlier method did not yet provide evidence of groundwater occurrence beyond the 2018 South Pole detection.last_img read more

Joey Bosa cements doubleovertime win for Buckeyes against Penn State

Sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa (right) hugs senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett following a 31-24 double-overtime victory over Penn State in State College, Pa. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The No. 13 Ohio State football team jumped out to an early lead, but relied on a late defensive stand in a 31-24 double-overtime victory against Penn State.OSU (6-1, 3-0) sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa knocked down Penn State (4-3, 1-3) sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg on fourth-and-five in the second overtime to seal the win Saturday night at Beaver Stadium.“I think we learned that we are a real team, and when adversity strikes we can come together and win a big game in a crazy environment,” Bosa said after the game.After the Buckeyes outscored the Nittany Lions 17-0 in the first half, Penn State reversed field in the second half to tie the game at 17 with nine seconds on the clock to force overtime.OSU coach Urban Meyer saved praise for his team’s opponent after the game, and added that the Buckeyes need to improve their play along the line.“A credit to our opponent, they played their tails off,” Meyer said. “Outplayed us up front, I think. (I’m) a little upset with the way we played up front and we got to get that fixed.”Penn State got the ball first before Hackenberg led the Nittany Lions to a first-and-goal from the two-yard line. The Buckeyes held on to force third down at the one, but senior running back Bill Belton found his way into the end zone to give Penn State its first lead of the night.On the Buckeyes’ first overtime possession, redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett kept the ball on a second-and-seven to set up first and goal from the five with a 17-yard run. He kept it again on the next play, scoring a touchdown to tie the game at 24.Due to a personal foul penalty against Penn State following the Buckeyes’ extra point, OSU started the second overtime at the 12-yard line. Barrett led the Buckeyes to a third-and-two at the four-yard line, before taking another quarterback keeper into the end zone to put OSU back on top, 31-24.After the game, Barrett said he was trying to take it one play at a time and didn’t necessarily plan on running the ball before his two overtime touchdowns.“Just reading it each time, because when you go out there with an idea you play the idea and then you’re wrong,” he said.Penn State took over at the 25-yard line, but the Buckeyes forced fourth-down–and-five at the 20. Hackenberg was knocked to the ground as Bosa overpowered a Nittany Lion blocker.The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native said he didn’t follow his assignment on the play, despite the positive result for OSU.“That wasn’t what I was supposed to do,” Bosa said. “I was supposed to hit the guard and wrap out, but he blocked down so the hole opened up. So I just took it and I was tired of trying to work my way around the back so I just ran over him.”Bosa added he didn’t even realize what had happened until his teammates surrounded him after the play.“I was so tired, I didn’t even know it was a sack until everybody started yelling,” he said. “I looked over and he had the ball and (junior defensive lineman Adolphus Washington) came to hug me and I just fell down and everybody jumped on top of me.”Bosa — who said he “needed to play a lot better” — finished the game with 2.5 sacks and six total tackles.Barrett said he was simply glad Bosa was wearing a white jersey rather than Penn State’s blue shirt in the game.“Joey Bosa, one thing I can say, I’m really glad he’s on our team,” he said. “That’s for sure. Great player.”The play sealed OSU’s third straight win against the Nittany Lions.The double-overtime finish came after Penn State picked up a late field goal on a drive that began inside its own 10-yard line.Holding on to its three-point advantage, OSU sophomore punter Cameron Johnston pinned the Nittany Lions at their own nine-yard line with 2:58 to play in the game, then drove down the field to tack on three points and tie the game.Hackenberg led the Nittany Lions to the OSU 43-yard line before being sacked by Bosa on first down. A penalty against the Buckeyes on the next play gave Penn State a new set of downs on the OSU 28, needing just a field goal to force overtime.On third-and-six at the OSU 14 yard-line with 19 seconds on the clock Hackenberg threw incomplete into the end zone, forcing a field goal attempt for the Nittany Lions.After an OSU timeout, Penn State senior kicker Sam Ficken connected on a 31-yard field goal.The Nittany Lions’ race back into the game was led in part by their defense’s ability to disrupt the OSU passing game.Barrett threw an interception on the third play of the second half, which was returned 40 yards for a touchdown by senior defensive lineman Anthony Zettel. The pick was Barrett’s first interception since the Buckeyes Sept. 13 win against Kent State.But after that touchdown, neither team found its way back onto the scoreboard in the third quarter.Barrett threw another interception on OSU’s first play of the fourth quarter, and the Penn State offense managed to break through on the next drive.“The last one, that was a dumb mistake,” Barrett said of the interception. “I saw the Mike (linebacker) and I tried to throw over him.”Meyer said Barrett sprained his knee during the game, but kept on playing through the pain.“J.T. Barrett had a sprained knee, and continued to do what he did and even on the drop back passes, whether it was a coverage sack or pressured, he pulled through a couple plays and made some great plays for us,” he said.After the pick, Hackenberg hit freshman wide receiver Saeed Blacknall for a 24-yard touchdown, moving the Nittany Lions within three points.Penn State forced OSU to punt on the next drive, but senior wide receiver Devin Smith downed it at the one-yard line. The Nittany Lions were forced to punt, giving the ball back to OSU with 51 yards between it and the end zone, and 5:17 remaining on the clock.The drive stalled, giving the Nittany Lions their shot, leading to Ficken’s field goal and the eventual overtime.Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott paced the Buckeyes’ offense with 26 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown, while Barrett added 20 carries for 75 yards and his two overtime scores. The OSU signal caller also finished the game 12-for-19 for 74 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Senior tight end Jeff Heuerman led the Buckeyes with three receptions for 19 yards and a score.After Bosa’s 2.5 sacks, redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee added 1.5 sacks of his own while junior linebacker Joshua Perry tallied a team-high 18 total tackles.The Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the field Nov. 1 to take on Illinois at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. Coach Urban Meyer (left) leads the Buckeyes out of the tunnel at Beaver Stadium for an Oct. 25 game against Penn State in State College, Pa. OSU won in double-overtime, 31-24. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editor read more