Anytongs flatware converter turns normal utensils into tongs » Gadget Flow

first_imgTalk about an innovation you need but didn’t know you were missing. The Anytongs flatware converter turns two utensils into kitchen tongs, replacing multiple sets of tongs. So you’ll always have tongs ready when you need to serve salad or pasta. This gadget lets you save space and reduce clutter, meaning you no longer have to find a convenient spot to store those awkward tongs that don’t close. Compatible with pretty much any type of flatware, this utensil converter lets you slide a spoon or fork in either side and pull it taught. Thanks to the rubberized slot, the Anytongs will keep your flatware secure. Plus, this flatware converter also has a rubberized grip so you keep ahold of it even when you open it wide to grab something large. Whether you’re grilling or serving, flipping or stirring, the Anytongs will make your time in the kitchen so much easier. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Investment manager shares his strategy for a ‘very, very nice’ return

first_img– Advertisement – Traders work before the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 14, 2019 in New York City. Global economic worries on Thursday caused Wall Street to retreat from record highs following sour economic data from major economies and signs of persistent deadlock in US-China trade talks.JOHANNES EISELE | AFP | Getty Images – Advertisement – The market rally and rebound into cyclical stocks following this week’s vaccine news was a “taste of things to come,” according to one U.K.-based investor — just not yet.The rotation away from growth stocks into cyclicals — stocks that would benefit from an economic recovery driven by an effective coronavirus vaccine — followed Pfizer and BioNTech‘s announcement that their Covid-19 vaccine was 90% effective. But the trend appeared to reverse course by mid-week, with tech stocks rebounding on Wednesday.In fact, Freddie Lait, chief investment officer and founder of Latitude Investment Management, told CNBC that you shouldn’t be “rushing to fill your boots” just yet and instead outlined a different strategy to make “very, very nice” returns. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Good will is not dead in Rotterdam

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI’m so happy that good will is not dead. For many years my neighbor has cleaned the property for me and I’m grateful. While there was much traffic on my street due to a local fire, much to my amazement one young gentleman parked his car, got out and offered to finish shoveling. When I asked his name, he said “Chris,” which was my dad’s name, and that he owned Cusato’s Pizzeria on Altamont Avenue.While he finished shoveling, I spoke with his wife and daughter who were waiting patiently in the car and thanked them for their patience and Christmas kindness.He absolutely refused any payment and offered to send help if I would just call him and said I reminded him of his “nonna” (grandma).All I could offer were my grateful prayers and “Merry Christmas.” Truly, the spirit of Christmas giving goes on in this young business man of Rotterdam. Buon Natale.Helena CalvanoRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Rotterdam convenience store operator feels results of having Stewart’s as new neighborEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Day after Christmas expected to be a travel nightmare

first_imgExercise extreme patience today is you are planning on traveling anywhere. According to Airlines for America, 2.9 million travelers will be flying today and tomorrow alone. That above the 2.4 million who travel on U.S. airlines on a normal travel day. Thursday will also be the worst time to be on the road according to the American Automobile Association. AAA projects that trips will take double the time to travel in major U.S. cities.An estimated 104 million holiday travelers are expected to drive to and from their holiday destinations from Saturday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Jan 1. That’s the highest number on record.“With kids out of school and many Americans taking extended time off for the holidays, drivers will experience only incremental delays throughout the week. Although congestion will be lighter than normal, knowing when and where major delays will likely happen will help save time and reduce stress this holiday season,” said transportation analyst Trevor Reed in a post on the website of INRIX, a location-based data and analytics firm.last_img read more

German freshman Geyer earns starting spot for Syracuse field hockey

first_img Published on September 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm Anna Crumb had big expectations for her roommate-to-be. Literally. After getting her room assignment for the 2010-11 academic year at Syracuse University, the freshman back went online to do some research. She searched for pictures of Leonie Geyer. What Crumb saw was a big, powerful field hockey player, menacing her opposition. But when the two freshmen finally met in their Shaw Hall dorm room in August, Crumb was taken aback by what she saw. The image of the huge player from Neuss, Germany, dissipated, and a shy, soft-spoken freshman replaced it. ‘I assumed that she was going to be bigger,’ Crumb said. ‘But she is this tiny, little, petite girl. When she plays, she plays so big. She kind of owns the field when she plays.’ Owning the field — and the stat sheet — is all Geyer has done since arriving on Syracuse’s campus. The first-year midfielder has started in eight of nine games the Orange has played this season and is tied for first on the team in points with 12.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Though her stats and grasp of the system may tell people otherwise, head coach Ange Bradley said Geyer is still transitioning between life in Germany and life in the U.S. Geyer is 3,728 miles away from her hometown and still adapting to her new situation. ‘She is just so quiet, and then when she does say something, you’re like, ‘Oh, OK,” Bradley said. ‘She is just feeling it all out right now, still in that ‘trying to figure it out’ stage.’ Geyer’s journey to the U.S. began when assistant coach Lynn Farquhar saw some video clips at Sport-Scholarships online. Based on what she saw in the clips, Farquhar said Geyer was worth visiting in the winter. For Geyer, it was just the idea of coming to the states and experiencing a different lifestyle that was intriguing. When she realized a school with a good field hockey team and good academics was coming to her, it seemed too good to turn down. ‘Syracuse was just the best pick,’ Geyer said. Geyer never visited the campus or the country before deciding to commit. All the firsthand knowledge she had received about the school and the new country had come via the screen of her computer all the way back in Germany. But she did have contact with some of her teammates before leaving for school. This summer, two of the Orange’s other foreign players, sophomore backs Amy Kee and Iona Holloway, played in a summer league overseas and met with Geyer in Achim, Germany. Both Kee, a native of England, and Holloway, a native of Scotland, had already gone through what Geyer is currently going through. Adjusting to living in a different culture while balancing the pressures of being on a nationally ranked field hockey team and the expectations to do well in classes were things the two sophomores knew all about. Geyer said those two players, along with junior midfielder Martina Loncarica, a native of Argentina, have served as crutches for her to lean on when adjusting to life in America is at its toughest. ‘They understand my situation,’ Geyer said. ‘Everything is different. They know this — they have done this before in their first years when they came here, and everything was different for them. ‘They know how I feel and can help me with it and try to explain to me what it means to play here. Trying to explain what is different and what I can do to get better.’ But despite all of the changes and adjustments, Geyer has blossomed on the field. Both Crumb and Geyer said they have been surprised at the numbers that appear next to Geyer’s name on the stat sheet. After just nine games, Geyer is already being mentioned with the likes of two-time All-American Lindsey Conrad. But Bradley said she isn’t surprised at all by what her prospect has accomplished. In fact, it’s what she expected. ‘I thought she could,’ Bradley said. ‘She played on the under-21 team in Germany. You’re a pretty good player if you can be one of the top 30 players in Germany, especially since they’re No. 3 in the world. ‘If you can come into the system and adapt to the cultural differences, I think you’d be fine and be in a position to start to dominate.’ Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

UW ready to protect Paul Bunyan’s Axe

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/herald photoThe most played rivalry in Division 1A continues this weekend as the No. 23 Wisconsin Badgers take on their long-time rival, the No. 22 Golden Gophers. In their 115th meeting, the Badgers look to successfully defend Paul Bunyan’s Axe for the first time since 2000.”It’s pride,” senior linebacker Lamar Watkins said of the axe’s meaning. “We lost it my sophomore year, and that’s a sour feeling when you lose it. You always want the axe.”If the Badgers hope to keep this storied trophy, their defense will have to play a lot bigger than it did against Northwestern, giving up 51 points and 674 yards of total offense to the Wildcats.”You can’t blame one person, it’s all of us.” Watkins said. “You got to concentrate, communicate, and make wrap up tackles. We missed a lot of tackles that turned into a lot of big plays, just concentration lapses. So we’ve just got to eliminate those and I think we can do it.”After allowing a season-high 319 rushing yards to a team known for their passing attack, the Badgers are faced with the task of stopping the nation’s No. 4 rushing attack. Led by junior Laurence Maroney, the Golden Gophers are averaging 280 yards rushing per game, including 276 against a vaunted Michigan defense last week.”I think the thing about Maroney that differentiates him between everyone else at this point is that he’s got good power and is able to do it in a quick burst,” defensive coordinator Bret Bielema said. “He’s not a jiggle guy. He runs it north and south and right at you.”However, Maroney isn’t the only obstacle between Wisconsin and the axe.Despite a lingering question as to who will start at quarterback for the Gophers — starter Bryan Cupito went down with an injury last weekend — Minnesota still possesses two big targets at wideout in Ernest Wheelwright, who is listed at 6-foot-5, and 6-foot-2 Logan Payne. Both these players will try to attack the Badgers’ secondary deep.”They probably go down field more with their deep passes than anyone we play,” Bielema said. “Minneosta’s running game feeds into their passing game. Everything they do in their running game looks like their passing game and vice versa. As a defensive player, and as a defensive coach, you’ve always got to take that into consideration.”Despite their size disadvantage, Bielema feels that his corners are up to the task of covering Minnesota’s receivers deep, even in single coverage.”If we put them in the right situations at the right time I have a lot of confidence in them,” Bielema said.Bielema also said he expects senior defensive back Joe Stellmacher to return to the lineup this week after missing the last two games because of an injury.”Stellmacher gives us another player back there with a little bit of maturity to him, who is able to put people in the right position, communicate things on the field and on the sideline, and get done what we need to get done,” Bielema said.One way the Badgers can help out their corners is by making plays in the opponent’s backfield. Against Northwestern, the Wisconsin defense managed only three tackles for loss, a stat they’ll look to improve upon this week.On the other side of the ball, there is good news and bad news for the Wisconsin offense. The good news is that it’s coming off of its most impressive performance of the year. Junior quarterback John Stocco led the way last weekend, completing 77 percent of his passes and throwing for 362 yards and four touchdowns against the Wildcats. The bad news is that Minnesota’s defense is playing as well as they have all year.The Golden Gophers allowed only 249 yards in their victory over Michigan last week, and the Gophers’ freshman defensive end, Steve Davis, has been terrorizing teams, accumulating five sacks and seven tackles for losses in their last four games.”He is a good player,” co-offensive coordinator Paul Chryst said. “He’s been productive, but we’ve faced a lot of good ends too. We’ve just got to get up for that individual.”According to Chryst, the Badgers will utilize tight ends and backs to help against Davis in pass protection.”Anyone who’s leading the Big Ten in sacks, you’ve got to have a plan for him,” Chryst said.Stocco should get further help in the passing game this week with the return of tight end Owen Daniels. Daniels suited up for last week’s game but was held out against Northwestern on a game-time decision. While Wisconsin has gotten good play out of backup Jason Pociask, Daniels, who is fourth on the team in catches and second in receiving touchdowns, will provide Stocco an extra weapon in the passing game.And Stocco will need all the weapons he can get if the Badgers hope to hold on to the axe for another year.last_img read more

AUDIO: Guardiola’s summer arrival at the Etihad discussed on JOY/BBC two way

first_imgThe most open secret was confirmed this Monday when Pep Guardiola was confirmed new coach of Manchester City for the 2016/17 season.Wiil he be a hit or miss?Alsp discussed is the crunch encounter between Man City and leaders Leicester City this weekend.Click link to listen to this week’s conversation. Click link to listen to this week’s conversation.Click link to listen to this week’s conversation.AUDIO: Winter transfer window in review on JOY/BBC two way – See more at: read more

2012 English Women’s Murcia Golf Challenge is launched

first_img10 May 2012 2012 English Women’s Murcia Golf Challenge is launched England Golf has announced its third overseas competition for women: the 2012 English Women’s Murcia Golf Challenge will take place from 29 September to 4 October.  The event will be based at the five-star InterContinental Hotel in Mar Menor in Murcia, Spain, and will include four rounds of competitive golf on Jack Nicklaus courses at Mar Menor, El Valle and Hacienda Riquelme. The 2012 Challenge builds on the success of two previous events and a winning mix of competition, friendship, fun and sun. It offers five nights at the InterContinental Hotel, a 64-bedroom boutique hotel with a Moorish-themed spa, indoor pool and fitness suite; four days of competitive golf; a Gala Dinner and prize giving, all for £570 per person. The first two Challenges have prompted enthusiastic praise from players and bookings are already being taken for this year’s event.  Last year’s overall winner was Judie Lewis from Hockley in Hampshire who declared at the time: “This week has been fantastic, we’ve had a wonderful time. The girls are all very friendly and it’s lovely to play golf with women like this – you become such good friends straight away. “There’s a great mix of people and handicaps right across the board and we have had great fun. I can highly recommend it.” Click here for full details and to book.last_img read more