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Marcial mum on top PBA post

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Salvador seizes early lead at Eagle ridge Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone “I’d rather wait when the 30 days are over,” Marcial told sportswriters on Wednesday during the first Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum for the year at Tapa King-Farmers Market in Cubao.“I don’t know whether it (PBA commissioner) will be given to me. What are their expectations (from me), and also my expectations from them. That’s why I can’t say anything.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMarcial was appointed OIC after the resignation of former Commissioner Chito Narvasa became effective at the start of the year. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Willie MarcialWillie Marcial said he would wait for his appointment as PBA officer-in-charge to lapse before making plans amid reports that several parties were pushing for him to be formally named league commissioner.Marcial was given 30 days as league caretaker and has already put in place noteworthy projects that the league could pursue if it awards him a tenured post as commissioner.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Mmmmmmm…pie

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Confession time… I love to bake pies but I hate making crust. If I bring a pie, my little dark secret is that the crust either came from Pillsbury, Marie Callender or Pies from The Heart. Our family loves fresh strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, raspberry and cherry. What’s your favorite? A few years back, Schwans’ Consumer Brands (a.k.a. Mrs. Smith’s) did a pie survey. When asked what are your top three favorite kinds of pie, the 2011 survey said in descending order: apple, pumpkin, chocolate crème, cherry, apple crumb, pecan, lemon meringue, blueberry and peach.Pie has some interesting history. The American Pie Council states that the word pie appeared in the Oxford dictionary in the 14th century, but pie goes back as far as ancient Egyptians. The first pies were often cooked in an inedible “crust” and were primarily just used to hold the filling in as it baked. The first published recipe was for a rye crusted goat cheese and honey pie by the Romans. Early pies in 12th century England were made in “coffyns” that were more crust than pie, were mainly meat pies and often had legs sticking over the edge to use as a handle as well.Fruit pies or pastries first appeared toward the end of 1500s. Early American pies were baked in long narrow pans often referred to as “coffins” as their English ancestors. These coffins were similar to those first pies, in that they often were not eaten. Thank goodness by the American Revolution they decided to rename the coffins, crust! I don’t think that pie would have progressed into the American pop culture and trendy dessert of today if they were still referred to as coffins. Pies have even played major roles in movies such as American Pie, Shane, Blazing Saddles, Waitress and Labor Day. And, you may want to check out my favorite pie scene in a movie — the chocolate pie scene in The Help.The art of pie baking is often passed from generation to generation. No one knows this better than Cindy Kaelber, with Pies from The Heart. She has been baking pies for over 30 years and got her first taste of pie baking with her grandmother. Her grandmother learned when her (mother-in-law) Grandma Millie shared the love with her. Cindy said her grandmother’s pies were fantastic. She made pies at a large Columbus restaurant and later made fresh pies every week for family dinners after church.Cindy has continued to share her art with her own daughter-in-law, Kym, also a partner in Pies from The Heart, and her grandchildren. Cherry pie has a special place in Cindy’s heart because it was the first pie she learned to make in junior high and it was also her Grandfather’s favorite. Her family’s favorite is a brown sugar crème pie she used to make when her family milked Jerseys.Pies from The Heart debuted at Leeds pumpkin farm in 2004. Fan favorites include buckeye, apple and mixed berry along with more than 10 flavors such as key lime and chocolate crème can be special ordered or sampled on fall weekends at the Leeds farm. Pies from The Heart bakes 700 to 800 pies every year.Cindy’s three secrets to pie baking:1. Keep the crust ingredients as cold as possible2. Don’t overmix (and I add a little salt)3. Always use fresh ingredients.Every day, anytime, is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a slice of pie whether you eat it cold, warm, á la mode, breakfast, lunch or dinner. As if we needed more reasons to eat pie, special pie eating occasions occur in February (National Pie month), Jan. 23 (National Pie Day), Feb. 20, (National Cherry Pie Day, of course because of George Washington) or even National Pi () day on March 14. On your next pie holiday be sure to enjoy a slice and share an American icon with a friend, coworker or “hometown hero.”Eat well and healthy!Shelly Cindy & Grandma’s Pie Crust Recipe Pies from the Heart, Cindy Kaelber4 cups flour1 Tbsp. salt2 cups Crisco (when we farmed, I used lard!)1 ½ cups cold water (w ice)1 egg Cut Crisco or lard into flour/salt mixture until pea sized pieces. Mix egg with water (remove the ice). Pour over mixture and mix until dough forms. Don’t over mix. Cindy Crawford’s Strawberry-Rhubarb PieThis recipe, originally from Saveur magazine, is one that supermodel Cindy Crawford makes in her Malibu home all the time…and it’s one of her husband Rande’s favorite things.  2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt2/3 cup vegetable oil6 tablespoons cold milk1 1/4 cups plus 2 teaspoons sugar1/3 cup all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1/4 teaspoon cinnamon3 cups halved strawberries2 cups thinly sliced rhubarb2 tablespoons butter, cut up2 teaspoons milk  To make crust, preheat oven to 400°. Mix flour and salt. Measure oil and milk together—don’t stir. Add to flour. Make crust on wax paper. To make filling, mix sugar, flour, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add fruit, stirring to coat. Can set aside in fridge and then drain later. Note: If adding blueberry or peach, add lemon zest. Fill crust with filling. Scatter butter. Add top crust. Pinch edges and ventilate the top. Brush with milk. Sprinkle sugar on top. Bake on cookie sheet for 50 minutes. Can cover edge with tinfoil if cooking too fast. Allow to cool 1 hour before serving.  Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie Southern Living Mama’s Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie takes a little more time, but it’s definitely worth the wait.  1/2 cup butter2 medium leeks, sliced 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 (14.5-oz.) can chicken broth 3 cups chopped cooked chicken 1 1/2 cups frozen cubed hash browns with onions and peppers 1 cup matchstick carrots 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 1 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts Vegetable cooking spray  Preheat oven to 375˚. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add leeks, and sauté 3 minutes. Sprinkle flour over leeks, and cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes. Whisk in chicken broth, and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; stir in chicken and next 5 ingredients.Fit 1 piecrust into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate; spoon chicken mixture into piecrust. Place remaining piecrust over filling; fold edges under, sealing to bottom crust, and crimp. Cut 4 to 5 slits in top of pie for steam to escape. Place pie on a jelly-roll pan.Bake at 375° on lower oven rack 50 minutes. Coat top of pie with cooking spray, and bake 5 minutes or until filling is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Remove from oven, and let stand 15 minutes. Makes 6-8 servings. Butterscotch Pie Paula Deen 1 1/2 cups brown sugar1/2 cup all-purpose flour1 tablespoon cornstarch1/2 teaspoon salt4 cups milk2 egg yolks, lightly beaten2 tablespoons butter2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 (9-inch) pre-baked pie shell2 Tbsp. butterscotch bits, optional1 cup heavy cream1/4 cup powdered sugar  In a large saucepan over medium heat, add sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt. Slowly add milk, constantly stirring until it thickens.In a separate bowl temper 2 egg yolks by whisking in a small amount of hot mixture to bowl. Whisk in the eggs and add the butter and vanilla. Allow to cook for a few minutes.Pour into a dish and refrigerate, allowing to cool. When ready, fill pie shell with butterscotch mixture.Whipped Cream: Using a hand mixer, whip together the heavy cream and sugar until light and fluffy. Cover butterscotch pie with whipped cream and garnish with butterscotch morsels.last_img read more

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Librarians React to Amazon’s New Lending Library: More Questions Than Celebrations

first_imgaudrey watters Tags:#E-Books#web At first glance, yesterday’s news that Amazon is launching a Lending Library – an arrangement to make Kindle e-books available for libraries to loan – sounds like good news for libraries. But many librarians are taking the news in stride, glad to have more options for their patrons, but cautious – even skeptical – about the program’s implementation and its impact. The stakes are incredibly high for public libraries right now. Federal, state, and local budgets are tight. Libraries are closing or cutting back on services. Alongside these fiscal trends are digital trends: the explosive growth in e-books, something that is radically changing the face of book publishing, book distribution, and yes, book lending.Clearly consumers are interested in reading e-books, as the latest sales figures from the Association of American Publishers demonstrate. But what isn’t clear is how this interest in e-books will translate into libraries’ ability to meet their patrons’ demands. There are questions about licensing, DRM, fees, and formats, for example.Amazon’s announcement yesterday hasn’t really cleared that up. Nor has it seemed to have quelled all of the concerns that librarians have about the future of e-books and libraries.Good News for Libraries and Library Patrons There is good news here, of course. The Kindle is an incredibly popular e-reader, and Amazon says that the library option will work with both the device and with Kindle apps. That greatly opens accessibility to library patrons who might not own Sony e-readers or Nooks, the two devices that, until now, were common in libraries that had e-book lending programs. More good news: Amazon will let you annotate your library books – forbidden in print, but amazing in e-books. These notes will be uniquely yours; the next library patron won’t see them. But you’ll be able to access them again if you check the book out again or purchase it.Questions Remain for LibrariansBut as we noted yesterday, Amazon’s announcement was light on specifics, leading many librarians to ask questions about exactly how this new lending program would work. Some of these were answered when Karen Estrovich, the collection specialist for OverDrive, a company that handles many libraries’ digital content and that is partnered with Amazon to roll out this new lending library, wrote a post clarifying some issues, including one of the most important to libraries:Will libraries have to buy new e-book copies in order to have files available in a Kindle-compatible format?According to Estrovich, no. “Your existing collection of downloadable eBooks will be available to Kindle customers. As you add new eBooks to your collection, those titles will also be available in Kindle format for lending to Kindle and Kindle reading apps. Your library will not need to purchase any additional units to have Kindle compatibility. This will work for your existing copies and units.”But there are still other questions, including those asked by librarians Sarah Houghton-Jan and by Bobbi Newman:Will this represent a change in pricing and licensing models for titles?Will self-published authors on Amazon’s platform have a chance of being on library “shelves” now?Can library patrons opt out of linking their Amazon accounts to their library account?How much check out information will Amazon have access to? How will that change if someone purchases a title they’ve borrowed?And another big question: which publishers are participating? Simon & Schuster and Macmillan have opted to never license e-books to libraries. And HarperCollins has decreed that its books will “self-destruct” after 26 check-outs, forcing libraries to buy them again.Finally, as GigaOm’s Mathew Ingram asks, “Who owns the books?” What happens when publishers change their terms of use? When you actualy own a book on the bookshelf, that’s not an issue. When it’s a digital book, licensed to you, it’s something else entirely.What About ePUB?The announcement may have other implications as well, as libraries will now have access to Amazon’s (proprietary) Kindle file format in addition to the open format ePUB. ePUB, available as both DRM and DRM-free, has been the primary format in which libraries have distributed their e-books. While ePUB files work on other e-readers and e-reader apps (on the Nook, on Kobo, on Stanza, and on Sony’s e-reader, for example), Amazon has not supported ePUB on the Kindle (as a delivery format). Will Amazon now support ePUB? That seems unlikely. Will Amazon use Adobe Digital Edition’s DRM services on ePUB? Again, unlikely. Amazon already has DRM “baked in” to its e-book format. What will happen, then, to ePUB now that Amazon brings its own format and DRM into the library market? According to Mike Cane, in a rather provocative statement, “ePUB is dead.”That’s certainly a better headline than “the library is dead.”Of course, declarations of “this changes everything!” and “X killed Y!” are often overblown. But it’s hard to argue that the move of Amazon into the book lending space is likely to have major ramifications for libraries. Librarians hope it’s for the better, but their early reactions to the news may be more cautious than optimistic.Photo credits: Austria National Library Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Ateneo needs more maturity, says captain Madayag

first_imgMadayag was the first to commit a crucial miscue when her service error gave NU an 8-6 advantage, then Kat Tolentino followed it up when her hit struck the net giving the Lady Bulldogs an 11-7 lead.The Lady Bulldogs eventually capitalized on the errors with Audrey Paran scoring a block, 12-7, and Jasmine Nabor scoring three straight aces to finish the match.Madayag said their lack of maturity can be attributed to her team’s inexperience as Ateneo have seven new players in its lineup for Season 80.“The new players just need to have that confidence in them,” said Madayag who had six points. “I was the one giving them the confidence earlier but when I went to the bench they became quiet, no one was talking anymore.”Madayag added their losses should serve as lessons as they look for sustained improvement throughout the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT “I guess this will give us more lessons on not giving in so easily,” said Madayag. “I think we’re wasting chances here because we’re already in the fifth set and in the end we would end up slipping.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Making the Wright plays View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor two straight games in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball, Ateneo has been coming up short in matches that have ended in five sets.The first was the Lady Eagles’ collapse in their season-opener against Far Eastern University, and the second was their failed comeback attempt against National University.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Those losses have put Ateneo on a 0-2 card, the school’s worst start in recent memory eclipsing the 1-1 mark in Season 73, and captain Maddie Madayag knows that the Lady Eagles still need to mature if they ever hope of getting back to elite status.“We still need the maturity because we’ve been talking about starting strong and ending games strong,” said Madayag in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “Because sometimes we’ll start strong either that or we’ll have a slow start then a strong finish.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAteneo did have a slow start against the Lady Bulldogs, falling two sets to none before forcing a fifth set through a spirited fourth run that ended in the most lopsided score line of the match.The Lady Eagles, however, ultimately faltered in the deciding set when a couple of errors spelled their untimely demise. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers AFP official booed out of forum 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

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India-Australia series draws record viewership

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 12 (PTI) The recent four-match Test series between India and Australia has drawn a record number of eyeballs. As India consolidated their position as the No. 1 Test team having defeating Australia 2-1 during the series that concluded last month, Star Sports delivered record viewership numbers. “The #TestofTheBest campaign for the India-Australia Test series delivered on its promise becoming the highest rated Test series in the history of BARC,” a statement from Star Sports said. The Test series delivered a total of 1.1 billion gross impressions with the third Test match itself recording 383 million viewership. Year 2017 for cricket started with a bang as the ODI series between India and England became the highest rated bilateral ODI series in the last five years. PTI CM CMlast_img read more

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Playboy centrefold and Worlds Sexiest DJ jailed for helping smuggle boyfriend through

first_img(Colleen Shannon/Facebook)By Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsA former Playboy centrefold and “World’s Sexiest DJ” was sentenced to four months in jail this week for helping smuggle her Canadian boyfriend and convicted cocaine trafficker through Akwesasne and into the U.S.Colleen Shannon, who lives in Los Angeles, was sentenced Tuesday and will begin serving her prison term on Dec. 3, according to court documents filed U.S. federal court.Shannon’s boyfriend Robert Skojo is currently under investigation by the RCMP and U.S. authorities for smuggling cocaine from the U.S. into Canada, according to court documents. Skojo was initially denied entry into the U.S. in 2003 as a result of several criminal convictions in Ontario, including for living on the avails of prostitution and trafficking cocaine.“This case is not, in fact, a purely innocuous story of a boyfriend and girlfriend who were divided by an international boundary,” wrote U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian, in his sentencing submission to the court. “It is the story of a convicted narcotics trafficker whose girlfriend engaged in complex machinations to facilitate his entry into and transport within the United States, including by lying to border patrol agents and driving the defendant’s vehicle over the border while he entered unlawfully.”The two began dating in June 2011 after Skojo hired Shannon to DJ a party he was hosting, according to court documents. Their love affair evolved over the next few months as Shannon regularly travelled to Toronto to visit Skojo. The two talked about living together, but Skojo’s criminal record kept him from moving to Los Angeles. Then, in September 2011, Skojo was referred by a friend to someone who could help him get into the U.S. illegally, but he initially balked at the idea.Then, on July 2012, Skojo decided to make his move and he planned to enter the U.S. through Akwesasne, a Mohawk community which straddles the Canada-U.S. border and sits about 120 kilometres west of Montreal.According to court documents, Shannon flew to Toronto in August of that year to help Skojo get through the Canada-U.S. border. On Aug. 15, Skojo packed two suitcases and drove his 2005 Bentley with Shannon to meet a contact named “Jerry” at a Toronto gas station.  They followed Jerry to Cornwall, Ont., crossed the bridge to Cornwall Island and met with an unnamed person there to arrange for the crossing.Shannon left Skojo on the island then drove through U.S. customs. Skojo was then ferried across the St. Lawrence River from the island to the U.S. shore, which is still within Akwesasne. They planned to meet at the Great View Motel, just outside Akwesasne.Shannon, however, ran into problems while answering questions from U.S. customs and was put into secondary inspection where she was found to be carrying $9,800 in cash, most of it in $100 bills. Shannon claimed the money came from her work as a DJ. She also told border agents she was a model. The search also turned up Skojo’s luggage.The border agents eventually let her go, but contacted agents with Homeland Security Investigations. She was followed to the Great View Motel where she checked in and awaited for Skojo who slipped into the hotel without being detected by the agent who had the place under surveillance.The two spent the night at the hotel and left in the morning driving Skojo’s Bentley. They were soon stopped by border agents and arrested. During questioning Skojo admitted he was smuggled across the border through Akwesasne.Skojo was sentenced to six months in federal prison last December and fined $1,000.He is “currently the target of a significant narcotics trafficking investigation,” according to Sgt. Frank Gougeon, with the RCMP’s serious and organized crime section, court documents show.Shannon agreed to deal and pleaded guilty to transporting an alien through the U.S.She is scheduled to spin the Playboy Mansion’s Halloween party.She was the centerfold for Playboy’s 50th anniversary edition in 2004.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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