Dawn Foods (Evesham, Worcestershire) has scooped silver at this year’s Great Taste Awards for its Triple Chocolate Truffle Muffin – part of the Adore brand of premium baked goods.Using ingredients such as free range eggs and real chocolate chunks, the range also includes the Belgian Chocolate Indulgence Loaf Cake, the Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie and the Chewy Chocolate Fudge Brownie.Adore products were introduced at House of Fraser restaurants earlier this year.Louise Hodgson, food development and product manager at Massarella Catering Group, which supplies HoF, comments: “We have placed them on the counter next to the checkout and they have gone down exceedingly well with our customers.”
New Delhi : Yuvraj Singh, hero of India’s victorious campaign in the 2011 World Cup, is expecting “special performances” from all-rounder Hardik Pandya in the 2019 edition, beginning May 30 in the UK. Pandya is back to his best, at least with the bat, following testing times which saw him serve an interim suspension for making sexist comments on a popular chat show. The 25-year-old has been in remarkable form this IPL and his Mumbai Indians teammate Yuvraj hopes that he extends his explosive run to the 50-over mega event. “I was actually having this conversation with him (Hardik) yesterday where I told him that ‘you have a great chance of performing really well with the ball and bat’, the kind of form he is in at the moment.” Definitely, the way he is batting at the moment, it is phenomenal and I hope he carries that form (into the World Cup). He has been bowling well in patches but as I said it is all about how you handle the pressure,” said Yuvraj.The veteran left handed batsman was speaking after launching a marketing campaign for MoneyGram ahead of the ICC World Cup. Pandya has been in the form of his life and Yuvraj said that his 91 against the Kolkata Knight Riders was the best IPL innings he has seen.”It is probably the best shape as a batsman to get in. I have been watching since the practice games, he was hitting the ball really well. I had told him ‘it is going to be a special tournament for you, the way you are hitting the ball’,” said the southpaw.” Over the years, as an experienced player you know if someone is hitting the ball well, he is in great shape. He got 91 from 34 balls against KKR, probably that is the best innings I have seen in the IPL just because he hit four quality bowlers he was batting against. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “When you are doing that, you know that someone is batting very well,” added Yuvraj, who is known for hitting six sixes in the 2007 edition of WorldT20 in South Africa.Chief selector MSK Prasad, during the World Cup squad announcement, stated that Vijay Shankar would bat at number 4. But there is still no clarity about who will bat at four and asked about it, Yuvraj gave a guarded reply.”That question you need to ask the selectors, not me. All I can say is that No 4 is a very important position and I am sure they have selected the team thinking about the whole competition. We have to find who is batting at No 4, I am sure there are a couple of options, we just have to wait and watch”The thing for me is that when you go back you need experience for whatever number you are batting. All five positions are very important. The conditions are going to be different, so I think it’s how you manage yourself under pressure. You will be put under pressure because the best teams in the world are playing. How the guys handle pressure in crunch situations is actually going to show the character of the team.”When asked whether the likes of Ricky Ponting be allowed to coach in the IPL as it could expose Indian players in a World Cup while someone like a Sanjay Bangar, who is the Indian team’s assistant coach, was not allowed to be part of the Kings XI Punjab set up due to conflict of interest, Yuvraj did not say much.”I am not in the Board. You are asking me an administrative question. My opinion is, first of all, it is not my call. I cannot not be saying who should coach or not. I think Ricky Ponting is a legend. It is great for young guys to benefit from him. You learn so much. “If Sanjay has worked with the Indian team for such a long time. He has got great work ethics. I am actually not in a position to say, who should be coaching where and who should be not coaching where. It is a great opportunity for everyone to learn with people who have experience,” said Yuvraj.(With Inputs: PTI) Yuvraj Singh expecting a special performance from Hardik Pandya in World Cup. India will start World Cup campaign against South Africa. Hardik Pandya is the first all-rounder option.
Published on January 8, 2015 at 11:08 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Brianna Butler finally proved Thursday night why she was once given the green light to shoot whenever she wants. With SU down six points and 1:50 remaining in regulation against No. 13 Duke, she grabbed an offensive rebound, stepped back and drained a 3-pointer. Moments later, with the Orange trailing by three and 52 seconds to go, Butler sank another 3 to tie the game.Despite the heroics, the Blue Devils (11-4, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) responded with two made free throws to take a 74-72 lead with 26 seconds left, and that score would stand as No. 21 Orange (10-5, 0-2) missed two in-close floaters as the final seconds ticked off the clock. “You’ve got to have some fight,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We made some plays to get ourselves back into the ball game.”Butler finished with a season-high 23 points, five rebounds and four steals. Point guard Alexis Peterson added 18 and four steals, and Diamond Henderson finished with 15 points. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU trailed Duke by as many as 15 points in the first half, but connected on 13 3-pointers – seven from Butler – and out-hustled a Blue Devils team it lost to by 33 points last season. “I thought Brianna was great,” Hillsman said. “She did a really good job of hitting her shots. She maintained an aggressive attitude on the offensive end.”Syracuse trailed by eight at halftime, but a stellar defensive effort – the Orange forced 15 total turnovers and out-rebounded the Blue Devils 37-35 – kept the Orange within striking distance. The Orange also grabbed a staggering 19 offensive rebounds, more than its 18 on the defensive glass. “We did a good job of getting into our traps and getting into the passing lanes,” Hillsman said. “ … Overall, we got stops and forced shots at the end of the shot clock. We got some steals, got down the court, and that was the key for us getting back into the basketball game.” Peterson connected on a layup with 7:06 left in regulation to bring the Orange to within 10 at 65-55. Two minutes later, the guard hit a 3 to cut Duke’s lead to 65-59. With nearly three and a half minutes remaining, Butler hit her fifth 3 of the night, from the right wing, to bring the Orange to within three at 67-64.But on SU’s final possession, trailing 74-72, Henderson missed a short floater from the left baseline. Cornelia Fondren grabbed the rebound, but missed a layup from the right side as time expired.With the loss, the Orange once again fell to a top-25 opponent, bringing its season record to 0-5 record against such opponents. Said Hillsman: “I thought we did a good job of putting some fight into our game, and that’s what you’ve got to have.” Comments