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Donegal chef heads back to Heston Blumenthal’s kitchen for BBC doc

first_imgDonegal chef Derek Creagh recently took a nostalgic journey back to one of his most iconic roles – in the kitchen of top chef Heston Blumenthal.Blumenthal, whose world-famous The Fat Duck restaurant was once voted the best restaurant in the world, reassembled his award-winning team for a BBC documentary which will air this Thursday night.One of the culinary stars in his kitchen was none other than Derek Creagh.  Derek worked with Blumenthal in London in the early noughties before he returned to his roots in Donegal in 2014. He is currently heading up the kitchen at the Foyle Hotel in Moville.This Thursday on BBC Two at 9pm, Derek will be appearing in Heston’s Marvellous Menu: Back to the Noughties.Heston Blumenthal, Giles Coren with chefs in the kitchen. BBC/Wonderhood StudiosThe documentary will follow celebrated chef Heston Blumenthal as he takes his world-famous restaurant back to 2001. The challenge is to recreate an extraordinary tasting menu with his old team from a significant year for him and The Fat Duck.The dream team are now some of the UK and Ireland’s most innovative and contemporary chefs. Together, they will cook for high-profile guests synonymous with 2001, using recipes and techniques of the time and reveal how Blumenthal and the team were well ahead of their time almost 20 years ago. Donegal chef heads back to Heston Blumenthal’s kitchen for BBC doc was last modified: December 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Birmingham could be without two key men for trip to QPR

first_imgBirmingham will be without first-choice goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak when they visit QPR on Saturday and top scorer Clayton Donaldson might also be unavailable.Former Manchester United keeper Kuszczak is struggling with a thigh muscle injury that has kept him out of the last two Championship matches. Adam Legzdins will step in for him.Donaldson is a doubt with a sore Achilles, after picking up an injury in the build up to Birmingham’s injury-time winner over Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.Lucas Jutkiewicz, the scorer of that goal, is likely to replace Donaldson up front should the ex-Brentford man not come through a fitness test on Friday.Midfielder Robert Tesche has also been ruled out, having missed the Wednesday game, while a sickness bug has affected a number of Blues players. See also:Preview: Can Brentford continue fine form at Wolves?Preview: QPR looking to bounce back against in-form BirminghamFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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MTN-Qhubeka eye Tour of Mzansi success

first_img8 April 2014 Apart from the national championships, Team MTN-Qhubeka has yet to race in South Africa as a UCI Professional Continental Team. However, that will change on Tuesday when the team lines up for the Mzansi Tour in Johannesburg.‘A very important event for us’ “As Africa’s only Professional Continental cycling team, with our head office in Johannesburg, South Africa and main sponsors being South African, the Mzansi Tour is a very important event for us,” MTN-Qhubeka’s Team Principal Douglas Ryder said in a statement on Monday. “MTN and Samsung, as well as the many supporters of the team including MTN Club100, rarely get the opportunity to see the team racing in South Africa, so this will be a special event for the team. “This team is proudly South African and we race all over the world to try and make a difference to many people through Qhubeka and the Bicycles Change Lives initiative.”One of the favourites The MTN-Qhubeka team will be one of the favourites to win the various categories, with national champion Louis Meintjies set to wear the national jersey in South Africa for the first time in two years. He will be joined by Jacques Janse van Rensburg, Merhawi Kudus, Daniel Teklehaimanot, Youcef Reguigui and Sergio Pardilla, who is returning from injury. “In every race we participate in, we attempt to put the best riders forward to meet the demands of the race,” Ryder said of the team’s line-up. “We have a really balanced team of youth and experience coming to the Mzansi Tour and our intention is to race hard and try and win. “We know we may be looked at as the favourites for the Mzansi Tour, but no race is easy and often when you are the favourites it is even harder because other teams can race against a favourites’ team. Nevertheless, we are looking forward to the event and will take each day at a time. “South African cycling is at a high level. Last year in the Tour of Rwanda we were beaten by Dylan Girdlestone who is riding for Team Bonitas this year, so it will be a tough event.‘Each stage is tough’ Assessing the route, Ryder added: “If I look at the stages, each stage is tough, even the team time trial as you would not want to lose any seconds to good climbers. “The final criterium will be important for us and then the Queens stage on stage two, finishing in Golden Gate, is a short but steep pull on a narrow road, so that will split the field somewhat. “It is a great route and well planned, so will make for exciting racing every day.’Profiles Overview Prologue Team Time Trial – Emmarentia Dam > Emmarentia Dam (5km) A flat and fast circuit, with the main challenge coming in the skill of keeping the team together from start to finish through the seven corners Stage 1 – Golden Gate > Clarens (140km) An undulating course that will suit a puncheur, particularly with the short steep climb that comes to the finish Stage 2 – Clarens > Golden Gate National Park (159km) The race’s queen stage that ends with a mountain top finish in the Golden Gate National Park. Not the toughest finishing climb around, but enough to decide the overall classification. Stage 3 – Bethlehem > Vanderbijlpark (201km) A long but flat and fast stage. Definitely one for the sprinters, unless the wind picks up on the long straight roads. Stage 4 – Blue Hills Estate Circuit (79,5km) 15 laps of a 5.3km circuit. Numerous corners will make a lot of accelerations quite taxing. A race for the strong sprinter. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Big Home, LEED Platinum Rating, but Still a Slow Sell

first_imgHow much is a green rating worth in Southern California’s Orange County? On average, homes in the county, particularly in its more prosperous neighborhoods, recently have been listing well north of $700,000, according to real estate search engine Trulia. But for prospective buyers looking in the above-average price category, and even at luxury homes, adding green credentials to the list of extras isn’t guaranteed to work marketing magic.That’s the impression left by the sales history of the first single-family home in Orange County to land LEED for Homes Platinum certification: a 4,900-sq.-ft. modern Craftsman with six bedrooms, six and a half baths, a 1,000-sq.-ft. kitchen, and golf course view. A real estate development investor, Steve Blanchard, bought the home that originally occupied the 0.32-acre lot for $1.7 million three years ago. By December 2008, deconstruction of the old house and recycling of usable materials were complete (the original garage was retained) and foundation work had begun. Construction progressed throughout last year and the house was awarded Platinum certification on January 28, 2010.In March, Blanchard told the Daily Pilot that he originally considered moving his family into the house, but then decided to put it on the market.The right buyer might not necessarily be green-mindedIt seems likely the original asking price, $2,990,000 (about $600 per sq. ft.), gave buyers pause all by itself, especially given the down real estate market. According to a brief recently published in the Orange County Register, the listing, after five price drops, fell to $2,199,009 and the house now has a buyer, although the final sales price has yet to be disclosed.An interesting point, cited by the listing broker, Liz Noriega, is that the buyers weren’t really looking for a green home at first – just a big one. “When they understood all the green factors, they realized how much they’d be saving in the long term,” Noriega told the Register. “They’re just getting into being environmentally conscious, and they realized this is a good thing.”Among the building’s performance-oriented features: R-38 ceiling insulation; blown-in cellulose, to R-21, in exterior walls; insulation installed behind tubs and fireplaces before installation; insulation in double walls supported with blocking shelves every 24 in.; attic access doors, attic stairs, and whole-house-fan openings insulated to R-22; tube skylight ducts wrapped with R-8 duct insulation; a 3.6 kW solar power system; and east-west axis orientation to maximize solar gain in the winter, when the average low temperature is in the high 30s and the average high is in the mid-60s. Average highs from June through October are in the 80s.last_img read more

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Why Jailbreaking iOS 6 Is Popular Enough to Break Cydia

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzes Of course, the launch of iOS 6 wasn’t without its problems. Most notably, the arrival of Apple Maps was an epic debacle big enough to dislodge key executives at the Cupertino giant. It wasn’t until Google released its new Maps app for iOS in December that iPhone 5 owners were able to get relief from the disfigured terrain and imperfect data wrought by Apple’s first stab at mobile mapmaking. As of Monday, those users have the option to make Google Maps for iOS their default mapping application, if they choose to jailbreak. I’m speculating here, but it’s easy to see why many iOS 6 users were particularly anxious to free themselves from Apple’s control, especially after an imperfection as glaring as Maps bruised their confidence in the company’s ecosystem. Another possible lure would be the ability to make Google’s Chrome the iPhone’s default browser.That, and jailbreaking’s popularity was already on the rise. In a highly detailed history of jailbreaking, Techcrunch’s Sarah Perez revealed that Cydia has been downloaded 22.8 million times to date. That number is probably closer to 25 million by now, after the launch of evasi0n. Taking Back Control From Apple Jailbreaking is all about control. It shifts the balance from Apple to the consumer, allowing users to customize their devices, change the way the OS looks and install tweaks and add-ons to enhance the experience. It makes sense that millions of people would want to regain this type of control over their mobile computing experience. After all, we are positively glued to these devices. They play an integral role in our day-to-day lives and as a result, we feel personally attached to them. With personal computers, people who wanted it were conditioned to expect control over things like the names under our app icons, our default Web browser and the color scheme of our desktop. The post-PC mobile era has given us many new advantages and added a sleek layer of polish, but has taken away much of that control. Some of us want it back. In a lot of ways, Apple’s strict control is a good thing. It’s the reason the user experience feels so flawless and intuitive. It’s why I can hand an iPad to my 70-year-old mother or my 3-year-old-niece and not have to explain anything to them. It’s the reason that in the post-PC era, the tech savvy are doing far less tech support for family members. But there’s a limit to how effective this top-down control can be. It’s great that iOS works the way it does out of the box, but annoying that power users can’t dig into the settings and start tinkering with things in ways that we’ve been able to do for decades on PCs. It’s infuriating that I can’t change my default browser to Chrome without circumventing Apple. It bugs me that I’m forced to use Apple’s boring Mail app over something like Gmail or Sparrow, unless I hit the “Jailbreak” button. Most of the things you can do with a jailbroken iDevice feel like things we should be able to do anyway. Many of them, as Android devotees are quick to point out, are things you can do on Google’s mobile OS without having to do any tinkering.That’s true, but there are more than 500 million iOS devices in the world – and without an officially sanctioned way to customize things, the tinkerers among us will continue to turn to tools like evasi0n. Sometimes, if there’s enough of us, we’ll even crash servers to get them. Lead photo by David Locke.  john paul titlow Jailbreaking is suddenly all the rage – again. Despite Apple’s best efforts to improve its iOS mobile operating systemand discourage users from hacking its mobile devices, yesterday’s launch of the the evasi0n jailbreak tool for iOS 6 is a massive hit. Since yesterday, the Cydia store for jailbreak apps has been installed more than 1.7 million times. Demand for evasi0n was so high, in fact, that the Cydia app store has been experiencing performance and availability issues for the last 24 hours. Cydia creator Jay Freeman (known online as @saurik) confirmed the issues on Twitter and via the app store’s home screen. Freeman and other developers have been busily rewriting code and fixing bugs. “Traffic from evasi0n has caused many errors,” Freeman wrote early this morning. “After 19 hours of work… things seem stable.”(See also: How To Jailbreak iOS 6 On Your iPhone, iPad Or iPod Touch)New jailbreaks are always highly anticipated and it’s now pretty much expected that the launch of a new one will cause the site hosting it to slow down or crash. But it’s not every time that the release of a new jailbreak causes Cydia itself to grind to a halt. As of this afternoon, many Cydia twaks and extensions were still returning error messages instead of downloading. Most of them appear to have been fixed, although some users on Twitter are still reporting issues. If Apple was hoping to see jailbreaking’s popularity decline, the launch of evasi0n should be sobering news. Even though jailbreaking phones and other non-tablet mobile devices is perfectly legal, Apple discourages the practice both with public warnings about the risks and with substantial upgrades to iOS that often steal ideas from the jailbreak community. The Notification Center that arrived in iOS 5, for example, looked very familiar to people who had jailbroken their devices. iOS 6 didn’t have quite so many features lifted from the jailbreaking community, but it was still a fairly substantial upgrade with plenty of improvements. Why Is Jailbreaking So Popular?  How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#Apple#iOS#iOS 6#iPad#iPad mini#iPhone 5#jailbreaking Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

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Businesses Broke Ground on Blockchain. What Can Civic Groups Learn?

first_imgRelated Posts At best, blockchain has been a trial-and-error technology. For every successful cryptocurrency, there are a dozen cases like Civil, which had to cancel its initial coin offering after failing to gain traction on a plan to use blockchain to verify user-submitted news content. Although 84 percent of global companies are dabbling in the decentralized ledger technology, the truth is that 92 percent of blockchain projects have failed. Firms have found the technology’s promise to verify data in a decentralized way appealing, but they’ve struggled to implement it effectively. Those that get beyond blockchain’s technical hurdles have found it difficult to engage users, while others have learned the technology isn’t as secure as once thought.Still, blockchain’s business value wouldn’t be headed for the $2 trillion mark if some firms hadn’t gotten it right. As West Virginia gears up to apply the technology to a first-in-the-nation absentee voting system this November, states and voting rights groups would do well to learn from the business community’s rollercoaster experience with the technology.Better Elections or BustFrom a theoretical standpoint, it’s obvious why governments and political groups are interested in blockchain. A secure way to share and verify data online could drastically cut election security concerns while boosting turnout. But to turn blockchain into a real-world voting aid, they’ll need to:1. Make it rewarding.Although rewarding people for voting with even small gifts like food has been illegal since 1948, nobody can fault advocates for trying to improve America’s abysmal voter participation rate. Just 55 percent of eligible Americans made it to the polls in 2016, putting the U.S. in 26th place out of 32 rated OECD nations. With a proven track record of driving social actions for its brand partners, Sweet, a social marketplace and loyalty platform that currently uses internally driven blockchain technology to reward users with a digital token called “Sugar,” may be the solution. Earlier this month, Sweet announced it had joined forces with nonpartisan nonprofit Rock the Vote to get the word out about the 2018 midterm elections. Users earn Sugar for educating themselves on current events and sharing election-related content on social media, which can be spent in Sweet’s Rock the Vote Rewards Marketplace.2. Start small.Although JPMorgan Chase scaled up its blockchain-based interbank exchange this past September to include 80 global banks, it debuted the model last October with just a handful of participants. The financial giant’s goal is to reduce the time and number of middlemen involved in bank-to-bank transactions. If the larger trial proves successful, JPMorgan plans to support currencies other than the U.S. dollar and open the network to additional financial institutions.Sweden seems to be modeling that same approach in its electoral application of blockchain. This past summer, the Swedish municipality of Zug put blockchain-based voting to the test. Although Swiss media hailed the experiment a success in terms of administration and voter privacy, Zug officials noted that turnout could have been higher. With Sweden expected to become the first country to launch its own cryptocurrency, expect to see it apply blockchain to its elections on a wider scale.  3. Don’t assume it’s secure.Because blockchain uses a decentralized network of nodes to confirm data with one another, the model was supposed to be incredibly difficult for hackers to manipulate. So when a hacker cracked a smart contract used by the ethereum blockchain in mid-2016, owners of Ether, the token associated with Ethereum, woke up to quite the shock: $55 million in virtual currency had been stolen from the system, never to be recouped. Such attacks have made security experts skeptical of blockchain-based voting initiatives. To prevent vote manipulation and data breaches, West Virginia will use a three-tier security system for its blockchain voting app. Users will first submit a photo of their government-issued identification before being asked to record a video of their face. They’ll then be able to cast a ballot, which will be scrubbed of personal data and documented on an indelible public ledger. 4. Dream big. If the business community has done one thing well with blockchain, it’s thinking up creative use cases. Walmart and IBM have announced plans to use it to track foods from suppliers to shelves, Sony hopes to use it to protect creative content in a digital rights management scheme, and Brooklyn Microgrid is implementing it for sustainable energy transactions. Nonprofit civic advocates aren’t short on ideas, either. One of the boldest is from Democracy.Earth, which wants to create a blockchain-based social network where users can spend “vote tokens” to indicate their preference on any number of private and public issues. A homeowner’s association might use the platform to vote on maintenance standards, while local governments could crowdsource and vote on ideas for municipal ordinances. Unfortunately, though, the startup has yet to figure out how the minted tokens could act as currency without giving disproportionate voting power to wealthier users. Blockchain isn’t the magic bullet some in the business community first thought it would be, but it’s hardly just hype, either. Private companies have learned where it works and where it doesn’t through trial and error, just like states and election advocates will. In the midterm elections and beyond, they’ll need to start small, prioritize security, and get users accustomed to the technology before their vote depends on it. The stakes to get it right are great, but so are the opportunities to build a better democracy. Tags:#Blockchain#Cryptocurrency#data security#election Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Blockchain – Impending Revolution in Glob… AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage How Data Analytics Can Save Lives Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T…last_img read more

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Incoming Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball shares plans to visit PH next year

first_imgAlthough he has yet to play a second in an official NBA regular season game, Ball and his family—composed of rowdy father LaVar and baller brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo—have become the talk of the league this off-season.A Facebook fan page dedicated to basketball’s newest celebrity family, “Follow the Balls,” recently posted an excerpt from the second overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft—addressing the basketball-crazy Filipino fans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It’s crazy how global basketball is. People have been telling me that the Philippines love the Lakers, so we made a Big Baller Brand fan club called Follow the Balls for the Filipino community,” Ball wrote, much to the delight of its 10,000 followers.“I am really excited to travel to the Philippines next summer and can’t wait to meet y’all as I travel through the States this season!” he said, adding an invitation for netizens to like the page. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ball, meanwhile, has justified the hype that surrounded him even before joining the NBA, averaging 16.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 9.3 assists and 2.5 steals in the Las Vegas preseason tournament, en route to bagging the tourney’s MVP award.  /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. There’s definitely a lot of Los Angeles Lakers diehard fans in the country, and that adoration has already extended to the team’s incoming prized rookie Lonzo Ball.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim UAAP Season 80 Preview: NU Bulldogs ready to pull off surprises LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

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SMB draw collective effort in win over Phoenix

first_imgPBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—There are a lot of things June Mar Fajardo enjoys like winning titles, capturing awards, and seeing his teammates excel.The reigning three-time PBA MVP is known for his selfless nature and when a couple of his teammates put up double-doubles, Fajardo was quite proud of the achievement.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Beermen, who are eyeing a Grand Slam, have a 7-3 record and are in a three-way tie with TNT and NLEX for the third spot. The Beermen almost had a fourth player notch a double-double after Arwind Santos put up 15 points and nine boards.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Dela Cruz, Hontiveros bid farewell to PBA Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Terrence Watson had 26 points, 11 rebounds to go along five assists, three steals, and three blocks while Alex Cabagnot posted 24 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists.“All of us have to step up, and if possible we should all get double-doubles,” said Fajardo after San Miguel edged Phoenix, 109-107, in the PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Ynares Sports Center here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingFajardo also came away with a double-double of his own, finishing with 24 points, 17 rebounds, and six blocks.“It’s a good thing we got the win, one more game until the end of the eliminations and we have to win our last game so we can get to the top four.”  Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

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Bosz: Pulisic ‘has to win’ Golden Boy award

first_imgBorussia Dortmund From Wonder Boy to Golden Boy – Bosz tips Pulisic for award Ben Valentine @bvalentine14 Last updated 2 years ago 01:43 23/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Christian Pulisic Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga The American international is up for the award for the best young player in Europe and his Dortmund manager thinks he should be the winner A few weeks ago Alexi Lalas mockingly dubbed Christian Pulisic “Wonder Boy.” But if Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Bosz had his way, the teenager would instead be the next “Golden Boy.”The U.S. international has enjoyed a meteoric rise since breaking into the Dortmund first team in the second half of the 2015-16 campaign.Dortmund Evens to score first v Real Madrid Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The teenager was a frequent starter under previous manager Thomas Tuchel, but has only seen his role grow under Bosz, having started four of Dortmund’s five Bundesliga matches, along with their lone DFB Pokal and Champions League contests this season.His performances have earned Pulisic a spot on the 25-man shortlist for Tuttosport’s Golden Boy award, which is given to European club football’s most impressive youngster under 21.And though Pulisic is not considered a favorite for the award, Bosz thinks he should win it over the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Pulisic’s former teammate Ousmane Dembele.”He has to win the title,” Bosz said at a media conference ahead of Dortmund’s match against Borussia Monchengladbach.Bosz added he believes the talented American has all the tools, mental and physical, to have a great career in the game.”He’s a very good player. Christian has been a great talent for years,” Bosz said.”He shows me every week — he’s very fast, technically strong and he has great mentality, which is important.”He wants to get better and better, and he has a very great future.”Pulisic, who turned 19 on Monday, has rewarded Bosz’s faith this season with three goals and an assist in all competitions, while bagging the club’s 3,000th Bundesliga goal in Wednesday’s 3-0 victory over Hamburg.last_img read more

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K12 outreach enlivens campus during summer quiet

first_imgJEFF FITLOW  MICHAEL SIROIS  Local high school students attended the Rice Summer Business Institute to gain first-hand exposure to the fundamentals of money, financial markets and business. Musical expressions More than 100 children ages 2-9 explored music through hands-on activities during day camps at the Shepherd School of Music. The children learned rhythm games, built percussion instruments and created musical stories that encouraged creativity and taught them about the science of sound,“Since children learn by doing, we structure the camps in such a way that kids can develop natural musical instincts through joyful participation,” said Rachel Buchman, lecturer in music. “When children experience music physically, they understand the basic language and fundamental concepts of music. Those building blocks encourage confidence and inspire expression in many aspects of their lives.”The weeklong camps culminated in performances for family and friends featuring the campers’ newly acquired music skills.For more developed musicians, the Shepherd School offered piano and vocal camps through the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program. The program’s mission is to prepare K-12 music scholars for a lifetime of study and enjoyment.In the Summer Institute for Piano, 17 students spent a week in June developing their talents in one-on-one sessions with master teachers, group lessons and performances. That same week, 20 students enrolled in the Summer Vocal Camp enhanced their singing and performance skills through private lessons, theatrical events and scene rehearsals. Although the students varied in age and came from many different backgrounds, their love of music quickly emerged as a unifying factor. COURTESY PHOTO  JEFF FITLOW  Long Description Long Description Middle school students apply computer science principles to their robotics lab. More than 40 female students attended the five-day camp. Long Descriptionlast_img read more

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