Section championship week: Shasta hosts Chico; Anderson is at Sutter Saturday

first_imgRedding >> The Red Bluff High football team knows full well just how good Shasta has been this year. The Wolves demolished the Spartans 42-7 back on Sept. 1 to set the trend for a 10-1 season and No. 1 overall seed in the Northern Section Division II playoffs. After a 49-0 win over Foothill Friday in the D-II semifinals, Shasta will play for its first title since 1988 at home Saturday against second-seeded Chico (8-3) at Thompson Field in Redding.Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and fans attending …last_img read more

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Football for Hope centres on track

first_img29 June 2010Football body Fifa says it is on track to roll out 20 Football for Hope centres across Africa after the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The ambitious project is one of the major legacies Fifa wants to leave after staging the first World Cup on the continent.The Football for Hope centres will feature football mini-pitches along with classrooms and health care facilities, providing young people with access to counselling, health and educational services.“We are definitely on track and we want to complete the centres by 2012,” Fifa’s Henry Nasale, director of the 20 Centres for 2010 project, told a media briefing in Johannesburg on Monday. “In fact, work on three of the centres will start in Nairobi and Kenya in the next three weeks.“We are receiving a lot of support from the governments and local communities, so our work is progressing and people will be seeing these legacy centres very soon.”Five of the centres will be built in South Africa, and one is already operational in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, where it serves as a vehicle to promote education, health and community development in the fast-growing township.Nasale said each centre was designed in close collaboration with the community to ensure that the infrastructure was consistent with local needs.Football-based activities are used at the centres to provide an out-of-school learning experience for young people.Former Bafana Bafana Captain Lucas Radebe, who lent his name for the campaign, said football should go beyond the pitch. “I think the time has come that football makes an impact in the lives of people. Many of us have become role models through football, and many kids are looking up to us, so it only makes sense that we are involved in some kind of community development.“The centres are emphasising what we refer to as the power of football, because with this game you can do anything, and what better way to use the power of the sport than investing in community upliftment,” Radebe said.Radebe will be traveling around the continent helping Fifa to set up the centres.Fifa’s six official partners – Adidas, Coca-Cola, Emirates, Hyundai, Sony and Visa – last year committed to contributing US$500 for each goal scored during the more than 800 World Cup qualifying matches, amounting to a donation of over $1-million.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Creamy or crunchy? What is your peanut butter preference?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Creamy or crunchy? That is the question for November and peanut butter lovers’ month. The National Peanut Board states that men and the West Coast prefer crunchy while women, kids and the East Coast prefer creamy. No matter which you prefer, peanut butter has become as all-American as apple pie and baseball. Americans consume over a billion pounds a year. Our love affair begins as we are introduced as kids to PBJ. We continue to enjoy PBJ but as our palettes mature, we begin adding other peanut butter flavors through cookies, ice cream, candy and even main dishes to our diet. Ohioans are no exception adding to the peanut butter craze with peanut butter buckeyes!Believe it or not Dr. Kellogg, the creator of Kellogg’s cereal, created the original patent for peanut butter for people who could hardly chew. In 1903, a peanut butter machine was invented and the popularity of peanut butter soared.We can’t talk about peanut butter without talking about the original agricultural product of peanuts and the farmers who grow them. The National Peanut Board states that 7,000 peanut farmers grow peanuts commercially in 13 states with 94% of the U.S. peanut crop grown in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina. These farmers average close to 4,000 pounds of peanuts per acre producing 5.2 billion pounds in 2014.There are four different types of peanuts grown in the U.S. Around 80% of all peanuts grown are called runners, which are primarily used for peanut butter. Virginia peanuts are nicknamed “ballpark peanuts” and enjoyed in the shell. Spanish peanuts are produced for salted peanuts, peanut candy and peanut butter. Valencia peanuts come in last and are a slightly sweeter peanut used for all-natural peanut butter.It takes 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter. U.S. law requires all products labeled peanut butter to contain 90% peanuts with sugars and added fats filling in the difference. Great news to peanut farmers is that peanut and peanut butter consumption continues to grow despite the 1% of Americans with peanut allergies.In March of 2015, my AgriPower group headed to South Carolina to see the diversity of agriculture in the Southeast. On peanut and cotton day, we visited a peanut farm. Harvesting peanuts is an interesting two-part process using a digger and a shaker/picker. A digger pulls up the peanut plant, flips it over with the peanuts on the top and the plant underneath. Farmers hope for a few days of sunny weather as the peanuts dry. The shaker then comes through to separate and pick the peanut pods. Right next door happened to be a huge peanut processing plant. I saw the biggest pile of peanuts I have ever seen and probably ever will! It was fascinating to see the farm-to-peanut plant portion of a peanut’s journey on the way to my peanut butter jar.Peanut butter is a great protein source. Two tablespoons of peanut butter have eight grams of protein. The only drawback is the fat content of peanut butter. Two tablespoons of peanut butter have 16 grams of fat. It is a healthy fat, but still needs to be consumed in moderation. If you eat a lot of peanut butter and need to cut back, try one of the new peanut butter powder products on the market. The two most popular powders are called PBFit and PB2. You need to add water to get the consistency of peanut butter. There are some complaints that say these products don’t taste like peanut butter. I’ve tried it in the apple peanut butter dip below and it works great. These products may work better in recipes but there is nothing like opening up a new jar of peanut butter and enjoying a spoonful!Paul and I fall right in line with the Peanut Board’s stats. I love creamy and, therefore, since I am the shopper, our pantry is stocked with creamy. Paul occasionally sneaks in a crunchy from time to time. No matter what you prefer, enjoy some peanut butter this month and thank a southern peanut farmer!Eat Well & Healthy!Shelly Peanut Butter Macaroons bhg.com 2 egg whites1/8 teaspoon cream of tartarDash salt½ cup sugar½ cup creamy peanut butter2 cups chocolate-flavored crisp rice cereal1/3 cup chopped honey-roasted peanuts  Preheat oven to 300 degree F. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets or line with parchment paper; set aside.In a medium mixing bowl beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Gently fold in peanut butter. Fold in cereal. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.Bake 10 minutes. Turn oven off and let cookies dry in oven with door closed for 15 minutes. Remove macaroons from cookie sheets to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 30 macaroons. Nutrition Facts (Peanut Butter Macaroons) Per serving: 57 kcal cal., 3 g fat, 50 mg sodium, 7 g carb., 5 g sugar, 2 g pro Shelly’s Peanut Butter Dip1 small carton of Greek fat free, sugar free vanilla yogurt2 Tbsp. peanut butterMix peanut butter and yogurt until smooth. Enjoy as a fruit dip. Great w apples! Peanutty Noodles Cookinglight.com 2 carrots, peeled1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger3 garlic cloves, minced1 c fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth1/2 cup natural-style peanut butter (such as Smucker’s)1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce3 tablespoons rice or white wine vinegar1 tsp chili garlic sauce (such as Lee Kum Kee)1/4 teaspoon saltCooking spray2 cups red bell pepper strips1 pound snow peas, trimmed8 cups hot cooked linguine (about 1 pound uncooked pasta)1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro  Shave the carrots lengthwise into thin strips using a vegetable peeler, and set aside. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the ginger and minced garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add chicken broth and the next 5 ingredients (broth through salt); stir until well-blended. Reduce heat, and simmer 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and keep warm.Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and snow peas; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Combine carrot, peanut butter mixture, bell pepper mixture, and linguine in a large bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 10 cups Calories 296; Fat 8.8 g; Protein 11.7 g; Carb 43.1 g; Fiber 3.4 g; Cholesterol 1 mg; Iron 3.6 mg; Sodium 400 mg; Calcium 44 mg Peanut Butter IcingAdd this icing to any brownies, chocolate cookies, chocolate cupcakes and cake! Top with mini buckeyes and you’ve got a great end of any meal or Buckeye gathering. 1 c peanut butter5 Tbsp. butter, softened1 tsp. vanilla3-4 c powdered sugar4-5 Tbsp. milk Beat butter and add vanilla, milk and powdered sugar and beat until nice and creamy. Peanut Butter Pie tasteofhome.com 3 oz. lite cream cheese, softened1/3 cup peanut butter1 cup confectioners’ sugar1/4 cup fat-free milk1-8 oz. lite whipped topping, thawed1 chocolate crumb crust (9 inches)  In a bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Mix in peanut butter and sugar. Gradually add milk; mix well. Gently fold in whipped topping. Spoon into the crust. Refrigerate or freeze overnight. Yummy ½ frozen. Want to make your own crust? Use 1cup cookie crumbs and stir in 3 Tbsp. melted butter. Press into a 9inch pie pan. Yield: 8 slices.last_img read more

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INLD march to dig SYL canal today

first_imgAhead of the Indian National Lok Dal’s (INLD) plan of marching towards Punjab on February 23 in an attempt to dig the controversial Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said that the issue should not be politicised.“An all-party delegation led by him had called on the President of India on this issue and he had given a patient hearing. Supreme Court has already repealed the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act-2004 passed by the Punjab Vidhan Sabha and now the matter was pending with the apex court for implementation,” said Mr. Khattar.He said that though the SYL issue was sub-judice, Haryana should get its due share of water. “I’m hopeful that the State would get its rightful share,” he said.“I urge to the people and other political parties not to take law in their own hands. Even though this issue is related to Punjab government yet I believe that peace would prevail in the State,” he said, adding the law and order situation in Haryana would be maintained.INLD leader Abhay Chautala has announced that party worker would march towards Punjab after gathering in Ambala’s grain market – to dig SYL canal in an attempt to get its share of water.Barricades erectedIn the wake of INLD’s proposed march security arrangements have been beefed by both Haryana and Punjab police at the border villages of the two States in a bid to keep law and order situation under check. Barricades have been erected at Shambhu barrier on NH1 on Punjab and Haryana border and to prevent individuals from assembling in the area, section 144 has been implemented.While Punjab has deployed 10 companies of paramilitary forces and around 5,000 policemen in villages adjoining Haryana border. Haryana on other hand has deployed five companies of paramilitary forces, besides heavy deployment of police.Even the Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to maintain surveillance in view of the proposed march by INLD workers.Punjab and Haryana are set for a face-off on the issue of sharing water from the SYL canal after political parties from both the States have taken a stiff stance on water sharing.While Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has been reiterating that Punjab does not have extra water to spare for any other State and not a single drop can be allowed to flow through SYL, the Punjab Congress president Capt. Amarinder Singh had demanded preventive arrest of INLD leader Abhay Chautala and alleged that it was evident that the Haryana government was not serious about nipping the situation that could arise out the proposed march.PTI adds:The Haryana Congress on Wednesday hit out at the INLD, accusing it of doing politics over the water-sharing issue.Speaking to scribes here, State Congress chief Ashok Tanwar dubbed the INLD’s announcement as “a political stunt” and said the party had earlier failed to support various accords which were in Haryana’s favour.Fight for survival“What INLD is doing is just a political stunt. The party is on its last legs and fighting for its survival. Now, suddenly it has dawned upon them that they have to safeguard Haryana’s interests on water issue,” said Mr. Tanwar. “INLD opposed Rajiv-Longowal and other accords which were in Haryana’s favour. Everyone knows that the Chautalas and the ruling Badal family in Punjab share close family ties. Both the Akalis and the INLD have been shadow-boxing on the water issue to fool the people,” he said.The State Congress chief alleged the INLD of using the SYL issue “like a political football for its vested interests”.“In Haryana, everyone knows they are playing second fiddle to the BJP and now no one is going to believe in the stunts they are trying to indulge in,” Mr Tanwar said.last_img read more

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Beau Belga not slowing down despite trade rumors

first_imgLATEST STORIES Garcia addresses trade rumors, says he’s good terms with his players Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next “If they want to trade me, I can’t do anything about it, but as of now, I’m with Rain or Shine and I need to play well for them.”Belga, along with Jericho Cruz and Raymond Almazan, are in the middle of trade rumors supposedly stemming from their disconnect over how coach Caloy Garcia is running the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut amid all talks, Belga was at his usual self, finishing with a double-double of 13 points, 13 rebounds, and three assists in the victory.It was the Sorsogon native’s way of staying professional knowing that as long as he’s wearing a Rain or Shine jersey, he has a responsibility to meet for the tea. “I’m with Rain or Shine as of now and I need to play because the bosses in Rain or Shine are the ones who are providing food for my family,” he said.Belga was the lone player involved in those trade talks who was willing to speak to the media. Jericho Cruz excused himself from the press, while Raymond Almazan quickly left the venue after the game. MOST READ View commentscenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBeau Belga maintained that he has no say on whether Rain or Shine decides to trade him or any other player away.“Those things are already beyond our control,” he said in Filipino after the Elasto Painters’ 90-84 victory over Meralco on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

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Glees Max Adler To Host Ghostly Gala To Vanish FSHD

first_imgOn October 18, 2015, “Glee” star Max Adler will host the Ghostly Gala to Vanish FSHD at the historic and elegant Cicada Club in downtown Los Angeles.Video: Ghostly Gala to Vanish FSH muscular dystrophyThe event is open to the public and all net proceeds benefit research and education programs at the FSH Society, an award-winning non-profit and global leader in the quest to treat and cure Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD).The Halloween costume ball will feature dinner, big band music, magic, a live auction, and a costume contest judged by Adler and friends. Costumes are optional, but cocktail or vintage attire is requested. Adler, whose family has been directly affected by FSHD, appears in a public service announcement to promote the Ghostly Gala.FSHD, one of the most prevalent types of muscular dystrophy, is a degenerative muscle disease that causes progressive weakness, and may render its sufferers unable to pursue their livelihoods, smile, blink, or even hug their kids.Adler’s mother and grandmother were among the close to one million men, women, and children who battle the disease. The condition is hereditary and patients face a fifty percent chance of passing it on to each child. “I watched my family try to cope with FSH Muscular Dystrophy, and it broke my heart to see how it changed their lives and the lives of everyone who loved them,” Adler says.“There are thousands of people in southern California who are affected by FSHD and we’re so grateful to Max and our other advocates in the entertainment industry for using their celebrity to raise awareness” says June Kinoshita, Executive Director of the FSH Society. “This is a watershed moment, when we are embarking on the era of drug discovery. Much greater public visibility and resources are needed now that we are so close to having the first effective treatments for FSHD.”Ghostly Gala Event Details: • What: FSH Society’s Halloween Costume Ball hosted by Max Adler of “Glee” • When: Sunday, October 18, 2015; Doors open at 5:00 p.m. • Where: The Cicada Club at the Historic Oviatt Building, 617 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, California 90014 • For Tickets: Visit this link, call (781)-301-6651, or email fshghostlygala@gmail.comlast_img read more

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