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first_imgAt the Délifrance Sandwich World Cup, British beef went head to head with Thai chicken, while Japanese seaweed saw off Swiss Emmenthal.But the competition did not stop there. Swordfish also competed with mangoes – in the same sandwich! And the Netherlands candidate perfected the art of one-upmanship when she announced that she bred her own buffalo to make her own mozzarella.The result was entertaining – but serious too. Seven countries competed in a live theatre, packed to the rafters, with standing room only. Video projectionists and TV crews jostled to get best angles on the often quivering hands of each contestant. One by one, the seven finalists followed each other out for their 15 minutes of fame, making their sandwiches, explaining their choice of fillings and answering questions from the judges. They were told to “explain the nutritional balance” or “describe why your combination of fillings work”.BBC TV South flew in its own correspondent and cameraman to film local Reading entrant Adrian Brown, who, though not the ultimate winner, won much praise from the judges, particularly the Dutch judge, who took a very large bite out of his British beef sandwich and pronounced it “perfect”. It was served in a Délifrance Fougassette roll, spread with horseradish mixed with crème fraiche “to tone the spice down a bit”, according to Brown.The sandwich was then filled with rocket and an onion maramalade – made to a secret recipe, which I later coaxed out of him. He revealed – exclusively to British Baker – that it comprised white onions, white wine, lime, ginger and a tiny touch of sugar!The competitionStanding at a large table with all their ingredients, plus chin-strap microphones and trailing wires, each finalist had to describe to the audience and judges the sandwich he or she was about to make. They could use any one of the multitude of Délifrance breads or rolls, while the filling had to be entirely their own recipe. British judge, sandwich consultant Nellie Nichols, told British Baker the judging criteria: Ease of assembly Gastronomic appeal Nutritional balance Colour Texture Flavour Ease of eatingThe judges, one each from the seven finalists’ countries, had to stand down from judging their own national entry. Chairman of the panel was renowned French baker Jean-Luc Poujauran, who began with a small shop in Paris and now has several Michelin-starred restaurants among the clientele he supplies.His passion is still making bread daily and he stresses the importance of time taken for kneading and fermentation.The sandwich made by Philip Koh from Singapore was a clear winner. The judges thought it appealed to more adventurous and yet popular tastes. French judge Audrey Aveaux, a qualified nutritionist who has worked for hospitals and food and catering companies, thought it was particularly well balanced.The judges, who ranged from chefs to shop owners, bakers to caterers, the nutritionist and Britain’s own sandwich writer and consultant Nellie Nichols, allowed up to E2 (around £1.20) to be spent on each sandwich.The organiserThis is the sixth year that French bakery and patisserie manufacturer Délifrance has organised the competition. Ian Dobbie, MD of Délifrance UK, which supplies both foodservice and retail outlets explained that all the company’s breads are fermented for a minimum of two hours to develop flavour and are natural – they contain no emulsifiers. The company makes numerous varieties of bread and there is a continuous drive towards new product development.Dobbie told British Baker: “Adrian did his country proud. Bakers, caterers and chefs work with us to push the boundaries and develop new ideas. Innovation, passion and an understanding of how bread can bring out the best of a chosen filling is what will drive the growth of the sandwich market.” n—-=== The sandwich entries from around the world ===As well as Britain they came from:Belgium: a Pain Bagnat (round, flat crusty roll made with olive oil) spread with a balsamic vinegar and cream spread, filled with feta cheese, black olives, red peppers, lamb, rocket and Batavia lettuceFrance: a Panecillo (crusty baguette) split twice, containing a light nori seaweed spread, plus avocado, sardines, feta cheese, pepper, tapenade (crushed olives, capers, anchovies and olive oil) and rocket shootsItaly: Panisun bread, spread with butter and filled with mango, lettuce, swordfish, tomatoes, Philadelphia cheese, lime juice and aloe vera juiceNetherlands: a Rustic baguette, spread withmustard and honey, filled with tapenade, smoked home-reared buffalo mozzarella cheese, prosciutto, lettuce, beef, carrots and parsleySwitzerland: a Rustic half baguette, spread with mayonnaise and filled with prawns apple, tomatoes, onion, yellow peppers, Emmental cheese, coriander leaves, parsley and lettuceBritain: a Fougassette bread, spread with crème fraiche and horseradish, filled with beef (hot or cold), rocket and own-recipe onion marmaladeSingapore: the winner, a Provencette Bread (made with Provence herbs and olive oil), spread with mayonnaise and filled with chicken, tomatoes, coriander leaves, lettuce, red grapes and parmesan shavings, finished with a light chilli Thai dressinglast_img read more

Mental performance is football’s next big thing, says Mark Bowden | Football News

first_img“If your brain is not performing to its best, which invariably it doesn’t unless you are just lucky and happen to be riding the crest of a wave, everything falls down. Often, players don’t realise why that is happening. They think they are just playing badly.“Think about it. All week is spent working on other aspects of the game. They work on the technical side, the physical side, the tactical side. But when they go out to play a game, there is only one thing that is going to impact their performance and that is their brain.“Exploiting how to make sure that brain of ours maximises performance will be the next big thing in football. It is happening already but that momentum will get bigger and bigger.” Liam Moore celebrates scoring Reading's first goal against MiddlesbroughImage:Moore celebrates scoring Reading’s first goal against Middlesbrough “Lots of players want to keep it confidential,” Bowden tells Sky Sports.“There is this alpha-male thing that says they should already be able to deal with it. Nothing could be further from the truth really. The good thing is that many players are massively starting to recognise that the most important factor in their performance is the brain.“Players are expected to perform like robots but a footballer’s brain is the same as anyone else’s brain. The only difference is that a footballer is under the microscope and the pressure that can impact their performance is far greater than most.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Exploiting how to make sure that brain of ours maximises performance will be the next big thing in football.Mark Bowden, mental performance consultant Mark Bowden, mental performance consultantImage:Mark Bowden is a mental performance consultant to many footballerscenter_img “I feel physically I have worked hard my whole career but never taken time to train my mind until now,” says Moore. “Choosing to get in touch with Mark and start working together was one of the best decisions I have made in my career. It has added another level to my game.”Moore believes that he now has “an understanding of how to handle anything” while Stoke defender Danny Batth credits Bowden with helping his “motivation, focus and intensity in training” and his “confidence and preparation” of his mind when the game comes around.They are just the ones prepared to go on record.- Advertisement – Bowden’s own path into the world of mental performance is a remarkable one. After completing a degree in psychology, he worked as a covert operative for the Serious Organised Crime Agency hunting down drug dealers in the London area.“We used to go after the big cartels in the capital,” he explains.It feels a world away from the life of a footballer but Bowden sees some similarities. “There was a real need to perform to a high level in a pressurised environment.”After studying psychotherapy, he began working with semi-professional footballers before helping a number of players at Plymouth Argyle, not far from his home in the South West.“My expertise is how a brain operates. I just chose football because I love it.”He soon discovered that this was uncharted territory.“My big surprise was that at League Two level, it wasn’t sorted out. Even at Premier League and Championship level, where most of my work is now, the brain is not catered for.“It is incredible really. I knew how important the brain was in performance but your assumption is that football is a multi-million-pound industry and is going to be invested up to your eyeballs in this area. I thought if I walked into any club, they would be saying they had a whole department who deal with this.“With everything that football has added on the physical side, the sports science, the blood checks, we are still missing that one thing, probably the most important thing, the brain.“As a business, this is so important for football. There is nothing that can have an impact like this on a business asset. A £10m signing could be worth £20m or could be worth nothing because of performance and that performance is all driven by the brain.“I almost feel like there are so many people that should have come before me in the field but that has not happened. It is bizarre.” Reading captain Liam Moore was instrumental in his team’s rise to the top of the Championship, helping the Royals to keep six clean sheets in their first seven games. He attributes that recent success in part to his work with a mental performance consultant.Moore is one of a growing number of players at the top end of the English game turning to Mark Bowden in the hope of exploiting football’s last great untapped resource. The brain.- Advertisement – Bowden believes that happens when a player is prepared to change their entire outlook – that means training the brain to deal differently with problems in all aspects of their lives.“The brain is a muscle. If you bench press every day, then you get stronger. If you bench press every couple of months, it won’t help you. So if you expect to be in the moment on a football pitch but for the majority of your life you are here, there and everywhere, you are not conditioning your brain for the football pitch. Be present on and off the pitch.”Although he is happy to have ongoing working relationships with clients, he cites the old proverb about teaching a man to fish for a lifetime rather than feeding him for a day.“I don’t work with players for years and years. I literally help them for two or three months and within that time, I can give them that understanding of how their brain works and what they need to do to give that control to the best parts of their brain to perform to their best.”Clubs are beginning to understand the significance of mental performance. “We are starting to see a shift now,” he says. There is some way to go. But Bowden regards it as inevitable.“This will change football and it will change the way that all teams operate,” he adds. “It has not happened yet but that is the exact reason why it will.“Because it should have happened years ago.” Football clubs do work with psychologists. But a lot of the time they work with academies rather than the first team and are there as a mental health resource if players are struggling.Bowden insists that he would refer any clients facing mental health issues such as anxiety or depression to those better qualified to deal with it. “I am all about performance.”And that is something most players want to improve.That became clear when Bowden released a book – Use Your Brain Raise Your Game: The Professional Footballer’s Guide to Peak Performance – and the response was immediate.“That has gone down really well,” he says. “Often my book goes from player to player. But the fact that a lot of players are getting their education from this book is surprising.“This change is being driven by players. They know how important this is.”But how exactly does Bowden help?Reacting better after making mistakes is just one way in which players are able to transform their performance on the pitch.“What most players do when they don’t realise what is going on in their brain is that they sabotage their own performance. When you have made a mistake, you will want to replay it in your mind over and over. It is a survival mechanism. But that is terrible for performance.“Even the players who have got to a brilliant level, they recognise that they have been doing this all their career – and at times it has been destroying their game throughout their career.“What should we do instead? There are loads of techniques that we can use but they will all revolve around focus. Being focused, being in the moment, is really important. When players are at their best, they are not thinking about what they did two minutes ago or what they are going to do in two minutes. They are there and they are living that moment.“All of a sudden, they have hardened themselves to it. They have got themselves to a position where they can bounce back from mistakes and use them as fuel to drive forward.”last_img read more

University Students File Lawsuits Alleging “Inferior” Online Classes

first_imgShe reportedly paid $7,880 in tuition and fees for the spring semester.Meanwhile, the lawsuit filed last week in Leon County circuit court against the Board of Governors by University of Florida graduate student Anthony Rojas seeks only to obtain a refund of fees, and not tuition.“Plaintiff’s claims relate solely to fees paid by Florida residents for on-campus services and do not concern fees or costs for tuition and/or room and board because students were able to complete their courses and obtain their credits for the spring semester and because the universities have offered appropriate refunds relating to room and board, but not as to fees,” the Rojas lawsuit said.All three of the lawsuits make allegations such as breach of contract and “unjust enrichment.”While the Fagundez and Rojas lawsuits seek are seeking class action status on behalf of students throughout the university system, the Egleston case focuses only on the University of Florida.Judges will end up deciding whether to allow any or all of them to proceed as class action claims. A Florida International University student this week filed what is at least the third potential class-action lawsuit seeking refunds for students within the state university system.The latest complaint, like the others, alleges “inferior” online classes when campuses closed this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.Attorneys for Sarah Fagundez, an FIU graduate student from Miami, filed the suit against the university system’s Board of Governors on Tuesday in Leon County circuit court.Meanwhile, University of Florida student Dylan Egleston filed a similar lawsuit on Monday against the UF Board of Trustees. That action also followed another case that was filed against the Board of Governors in circuit court.Fagundez argues that she and other students in the university system should receive refunds for parts of tuition and fees they paid for the spring and summer semesters.“Plaintiff (Fagundez) does not impugn defendant for taking measures to protect the public health; but the defendant must acknowledge that the education and services it now provides to students throughout the university system lack the full value of those for which plaintiff and the class paid,” Tuesday’s lawsuit against the Board of Governors said.It continues, “Not only is a fully online college experience inferior, socially and academically, to the in-person experience for which plaintiff and the class paid; but the university system’s ersatz online courses now offered to students are inferior to online courses that were conceived as such in the first instance.”last_img read more

Back Home Again

first_imgBy John BurtonMonmouth Beach students celebrate reopening of Sandy-damaged schoolMONMOUTH BEACH – The hope was to have the borough’s Sandy-damaged elementary school opened by the beginning of June. They made it.Teachers aide Ms. Carol Brady greets third graders Sade White (left), Paige Show, Grace Decker, Abigail Mansfield and Tony Macaluso (right) during Monday morning’s opening of the Monmouth Beach School, seven months after Super Storm Sandy.“As a parent, it is gratifying to see my eighth-grader graduate from this school,” said Parent Teacher Organization President Homeria Walter, during the official ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, June 3, marking the school’s reopening seven months after being damaged by Super Storm Sandy.The difficulties parents, students and teachers had during the time the structure was being refurbished appeared all but forgotten as they returned to the school. Many were wearing brightly colored T-shirts proclaiming “MB Strong” and smiles.The school, which has about 300 students, was flooded when about 2 feet of water swept through it, ruining books and supplies, carpet and furniture and school records. It also wrecked the heating and electrical systems. The work to restore the structure cost approximately $2 million, according to Superintendent Brian Farrell.Sofie Bilancia (4th grade), Max Avrillon (3rd grade) and Rory Maher (3rd grade) at the school’s bake sale opening day.In the interim, Monmouth Beach students, faculty and staff went to the West Long Branch and Oceanport school districts and Shore Regional High School for instruction.“It was a tough time being out of the building,” said Nancy Pietz, a fifth-grade teacher who has 20 years in the district. “It’s great to be back.”Pietz insisted the remainder of the school year would be productive.“I’m going right back to the books,” she said. “The summer’s not here yet.”The school was reopened with not quite three weeks left in the school year so students and faculty could regain a sense of normalcy and to allow the eighth-graders to graduate from the school.“In the long run it worked out OK,” teacher Tina Freglette said. “It looks great.”The school was officially open as Superintendent Brian Farrell (left) cuts the ribbon with Homeria Walters (right), PTO president, and Board of Education Vice President Kirk Ruoff.For parent Maureen Somers having two of her three children in the school “was very chaotic.” She had to juggle the schedules of her entire family to accommodate everyone. Somers said Monmouth Beach students didn’t have lockers at their temporary schools and they had to carry around their books and other items each day.Danny Mendillo, a seventh-grader, felt the two toughest parts of dealing with being in another school were transportation and sports. When they overlapped, he and his fellow students had to maneuver to get to and from practices. The bright side was he “got to meet a lot of new friends.”“It was kind of hard for us,” agreed seventh-grader John Salerno. “We weren’t familiar with that school,” which was Shore Regional High School.Parent Maureen Sommers (left) and teacher Nancy Pietz.Their classmate Zach Berman said getting out of school later than usual at Shore Regional made “it tough getting us to everything,” including sports and extracurricular activities. “Just the feeling of being back and seeing everyone back together is really great,” he said.Tony Macaluso, a third-grader, was also glad to be back in his own school. “It’s really great to be back,” said Tony, who has been attending West Long Branch’s Betty McElmon Elementary School. He missed the Monmouth Beach school gym and some of his friends who wound up going to another school. “I’ll be glad to see them again,” he said with a shy smile.After the storm, about 50 schools across the country started collecting funds to help the Monmouth Beach district and raised about $78,000, according to the PTO’s Walter.The Two River Theater, in Red Bank, also conducted its own fundraising effort for the district and collected $10,000, Walter said.Teacher Tina Freglette (left) and Jen Loxton, library personnel.The funds were used to offset the cost of replacing lost equipment, supplies and furniture, Superintendent Brian Farrell said. “Some good does come out something like this.”The school’s reopening brings about a change in the district leadership. Board of Education Vice President Kirk Ruoff announced Farrell, who has been with the district for 1½ years, is leaving. Replacing him in July will be Michael Ettore, who has 25 years in education, including working as a principal in the Marlboro district and teaching in Little Silver.Farrell said he will be leaving to enter business in the private sector.last_img read more

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