first_imgThe Great Sausage Roll Off competition has confirmed its chef line-up for this year’s event.Taking place at 7pm at the Red Lion pub in Barnes, London today (24 January), the competition is running for its sixth year and includes 17 chefs from around the country, competing to create the ultimate sausage roll.Last year’s winner Charlie Hodson, who created the ‘From Norfolk with Love’ sausage roll, will return this year to attempt to retain his title.The judging panel will include: Philip Howard from Elystan Street; Oliver Peyton from Peyton and Byrne; Eric Lanlard, master patissier and owner of Cake Boy; and Kate Ovens, presenter and man vs food challenge specialist.The event, which will be hosted by beer and food writer Melissa Cole, raises funds for the Shooting Star Chase charity – a hospice charity that cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions.The full list of competitors is:Anton Manganaro – BAFTA, Piccadilly, LondonBen Williams – The White Swan, FarringdonBrendan Fyldes – Green & Fortune, LondonCharlie Hodson with Jessica-Jane Applegate & Archers ButchersChris Brumby – MYPIE Truck, LondonAdrian Oliver & Stephen Marsh – Cornish Duck TruckJames Strawbridge – Crantock Foods, NewquayJohn Grabecki – BNY Mellon, LondonLeigh Evans – Methuen Arms, CorshamMark Thornhill, – King’s Head, HursleyMatt Follas – Bramble Café & Deli, PoundburyOllie Chadwick – The Market Café, KnutsfordPhil Harrison – Bears Ice Cream, LondonRob Allsworth – Broadstairs College, East KentRobert Taylor ­– The Compasses Inn, CrundaleSi Toft – The Dining room, AbersochMartin Shires – White Horse, Richmondlast_img read more


first_imgFreshman and spring admit Sarah Elmashat sits in her dorm room, a renovated lounge in Pardee Tower. (Tucker Judkins / Daily Trojan)When spring admit and freshman human biology major Sarah Elmashat first learned she would be living in a renovated lounge in Pardee Tower, she was concerned because she didn’t know what the room looked like or what accommodations would be included.“I was just worried because I didn’t have any information on what the set-up was going to be like, but moving in and seeing everything there and making it homey just made it feel a lot better,” Elmashat said. “There’s a lot of positives to it too. We have a bigger room than an average freshman in Pardee.” About 50 spring admits moved into renovated study lounges last week due to a lack of available on-campus housing, according to USC Housing. In a statement to the Daily Trojan, USC Housing Senior Associate Director Christopher Ponsiglione said the housing office has received mainly positive comments from spring admits assigned to lounges so far. “Feedback from most students is that they are pleased with their Housing assignment, especially those that were assigned to traditionally high demand buildings like New/North and South Residential Colleges,” Ponsiglione said in the statement.Freshman Nicole Liebeler, a spring admit majoring in law, history and culture, is situated in a Fluor Tower lounge. Liebeler said she also had concerns about what bathroom she would use and how much storage space would be available. Since moving in, Liebeler said she hasn’t experienced any problems with the accommodations. While the lounge doesn’t have closets or bureaus like traditional dorms, she said there are clothing racks and drawers for storage. “I’ve stayed in dorms in summer programs, and it just feels like one of those, which is totally fine for freshmen housing,”  Liebeler said. “I’ll only be in there for a semester. It’s convenient, and it’s in a good place so that’s what I’m really concerned about.” Ponsiglione also said that as other housing options become available, the spring admits will be moved into permanent housing. For the time being, however, some freshman residents are upset over the loss of their shared spaces. When freshman international relations and art history major Sophia Ceniza’s New North Residential College study lounge was converted into student housing, everyone on the floor lost their lounge.“The lounge has become for everybody on my floor … this place for cultivating community where we all study, where we eat, where we talk, where we can spend social time together,”  Ceniza said. “It’s become a useful space for every single person on the floor, and so finding out our lounge is going to be taken away was kind of devastating for everyone.”Freshman business administration major Sophie Antebi, who also lives on the third floor in New North, said she was sad to learn that the lounge would be converted into student housing.“Obviously it’s upsetting to us that we lost our lounge because it was a nice community space for people to go do their homework or hang out,” Antebi said. “The only reason they took away our lounge is because there wasn’t enough student housing in other places to put people, so I think USC either needs more housing or shouldn’t admit too many students.” On Dec. 6, Ceniza wrote an email to USC Housing and New North Residential College explaining the significance of the lounge to the residents and asking for accommodations to replace the converted space. Ceniza and 19 other residents signed the email, which also said that other lounge spaces they had access to were “inadequate for studying and homework” because they didn’t have tables, desks or other seating arrangements. To fix this problem, Ponsiglione said USC Housing furnished the lounges to create communal study areas.“Housing placed more study specific furniture in the many remaining lounges to work towards meeting the needs of the current residents,” Ponsiglione said. Ceniza also said that she and the girls on her floor think their communal bathroom will be overcrowded since more residents have to share the two working toilets and four showers. “I think a concern for a lot of girls and people in general [is that] you spend so much money to be able to utilize USC Housing,” Ceniza said. “At minimum it should provide things like a bathroom that’s not overcrowded and a lounge space where you can work.”last_img read more


first_img“It’s a privilege to be involved in Copa Coca-Cola for years now and it is exciting to be around once again to see how we can help develop these players, he said.”Ikpeba mentored the teams from Kano, Kaduna, Benue, and Niger, all of whom had emerged victorious from the grassroots phase of the tournament and progressed to the regional stage in Abuja to contest for a spot at the national finals.According to him, it is a great opportunity to catch them young. “As a member of the Technical Committee of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, I see a pool of young talents coming from this initiative.  We know that not everyone can make it through football but when an element of education combines with football, the outcome is phenomenal. For me, this is the innovativeness of the greatly appreciated and respected Copa Coca-Cola to development of football in Nigeria,” he remarked.Senior Brand Manager in charge of Colas at Coca-Cola Nigeria, Soji Omoigui, while speaking on behalf of the brand, said Coca-Cola strongly believes in the potentials of Nigerian teens. “We are aware that one of the greatest passion points of these teenagers is football so COPA Coca-Cola is a platform that provides sports education and development for them,” she said.After the Coaching Clinic, round-robin games were played between the teams from Government Secondary School, Gwale, Kano; Christ Comprehensive College, Kaduna; Mbagwa Community Secondary School, Lessel, Benue; and Ndayako Day Secondary School Bida, Niger. The Kano boys emerged champions with the highest number of points from three matches.In addition to identifying young talents across the country through the COPA Coca-Cola Under-15 football tournament, the Coaching Clinic is also offering the talented footballers the rare opportunity to be guided into professional football career.  Also, the platform gives qualifying young players an opportunity to meet with a legend of football and to be inspired and motivated by his life story.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Participants of the Abuja region of the 2017 COPA Coca-Cola secondary school football tournament had the opportunity to be schooled and motivated by ex-international, Victor Ikpeba, at the recently concluded COPA Coca-Cola Coaching Clinic in Abuja, ahead of the regional games to determine the team that will progress to Lagos for the National Finals.The former African Footballer of the Year attended the training session designed by Coca-Cola to inspire to great success the budding football stars and stimulate a sustained passion in them for football as a potential career.Ikpeba commended the initiative of bringing together COPA Coca-Cola players and ex-football internationals, adding that it is exciting to see these young boys showcase their talents.last_img read more


first_img Ryder Cup player Chris Wood went back to his roots over the Christmas break to share his skills and experience with the Gloucestershire U18 boys’ squad. The teenagers included Jack Cope of Minchinhampton, who is a member of the England Golf boys’ squad, and Gloucestershire U18 captain Matt Bell. Wood, the reigning BMW PGA champion, was England’s top amateur for two years before embarking on his successful professional career. He comes from Long Ashton Golf Club in Gloucestershire and well remembers his county days. He said: “The experience of the Gloucestershire Golf Union (GGU) provided a stepping stone for me to becoming a professional golfer. It wasn’t just the golfing experience that I relished, it was also the friendships I formed. In fact I’m still really good friends with some of the guys I played county golf with 10 years’ ago.  “It’s great to see the coaching programmes in which the GGU is investing to support our talented young players. I was in this position 10 years ago and I’m sure the goal of the GGU is to produce more and more European Tour players in the future.” Wood was one of a number of current and past European Tour players who turned out at the squad get together at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club in Somerset. Among them was former Tour player Stuart Little who said: “In 2003, I was playing in the same winter get together with Chris Wood when he was in the GGU U18 squad. It’s great to see how well he’s done and some-one of his stature magnanimously giving back to his grass roots is inspirational. It’s also a great opportunity for our junior squad to see how good you need to be to make it in golf.” Gary Ward, U18 squad manager added: “The Christmas get-together underpins the ethos of the GGU where we bring together the sum of the past and the present to create an environment of learning for the future.” Captions: Top, Chris Wood is pictured with (left) Jack Cope and (right) Matt Bell, Gloucestershire U18 captain. Below Chris Wood with other professionals and the Gloucestershire U18 Squad. 3 Jan 2017 Chris Wood goes back to his roots last_img read more