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Video: How to make Mojito Cupcakes

first_imgNational Cupcake Champion Emily Johnson has said sales of her award-winning Mojito Cupcake have increased by 50% since winning the title.The owner of Upsy Daisy Bakery in Hammersmith, London, who won the accolade back in July for her cocktail-inspired recipe, showed British Baker how to make the winning cupcake recipe. Johnson said: “Everyone just wants to try the Mojito Cupcake, there’s not a day where we haven’t completly sold out of them or had a call for an order for them for a particular occasion.”She added that the bakery has a dedicated cocktail range to maximise on the alcoholic cupcake trend. It features flavours inspired by cocktails such as Pimms and Pina Colada.Upsy Daisy Bakery has recently celebrated its second birthday and serves a range of 30 cupcake flavours, as well as creating afternoon teas, breakfasts and brunches from its bakery and tea room on King Street in West London. It is is run by Johnson and her partner Matthew, with a team of seven employees currently working at the business.To see the full recipe for the winning Mojito Cupcake, visit www.nationalcupcakeweek.co.uk and click on the Recipes tab.last_img read more

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The Pumpkins are Coming

first_imgWe’re barely into September and my daughter is already obsessed with Halloween. Basically, she’s been thinking about the holiday since Easter. Every morning, she tells me how many days are left until the big day. She’s all in this year, determined to be a “vampire princess” even though I keep pushing for the whole family to be Mystery Incorporated from Scooby Doo. My daughter could be Daphne, my son could be Fred (just imagine a six year old in an ascot), my wife can be Velma and I’ll be Shaggy. Alas, my daughter wants no part of it. It’s vampire princess or nothing. Sigh. Apparently, it’s not about me.The only people more excited about Halloween than my daughter, are America’s craft brewers, who started flooding our stores with pumpkin beers well before Labor Day. Now, I couldn’t fathom drinking a pumpkin beer on a regular basis, but I do believe there is a time and place for a pumpkin brew. When you’re egging your neighbor’s car. Thanksgiving. While escorting your vampire princess daughter to loot the neighborhood…So I found three pumpkin beers worth checking out. Don’t go crazy with these—if you buy a six pack, find a couple of friends to share the beer with. You don’t want to drink too much pumpkin beer. I imagine the hangover would be similar to that time you went overboard with the rum daiquiris on that cruise. Remember that?King Don’s Pumpkin Ale Screen Shot 2015-09-18 at 11.23.28 AMCatawba Brewing CompanyAsheville, N.C. Crack this can and you can smell the pumpkin from across the room. It’s sweet, with plenty of baking spices, so it comes off as more pumpkin pie than straight up pumpkin. It’s creamy and orange in color, so there’s no doubt you’re drinking the season’s favorite fruit here. 5.5% ABV.Pumpkick pumpkick_lNew Belgium Brewing Company Asheville, N.C. (soon, people, soon) If you thought King Don’s was too pumpkiny, don’t even bother cracking open Pumpkick. New Belgium goes over the top with this beer. Supposedly, NB used cranberry juice during the brewing process to add a bit of tartness, but I can’t find any of it amongst all the pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg swirling around in this devilish brew.Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter Screen Shot 2015-09-18 at 11.32.37 AMStarr HillCharlottesville, Va. I don’t typically like porters, but this is my favorite of the three beers on this list. The pumpkin is subtle, and you’ll actually find more notes of chocolate and roasted coffee in this beer than anything else. The pumpkin is there, but it hits you during the aftertaste, and just enough so you know that Boxcarr is a fall seasonal.last_img read more

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EU Steps Up Measures Against Money Laundering

first_imgBy Dialogo February 07, 2013 The European Commission said February 5, it needs to step up the fight against money laundering as criminals and terrorists constantly find new ways around existing regulations. Accordingly, it plans to make it more difficult to get illicit funds through the financial system and to tighten up information disclosure on money transfers so as to make them more transparent and traceable. “Flows of dirty money can damage the stability and reputation of the financial sector, while terrorism shakes the very foundations of our society,” EU Internal Markets Commissioner Michel Barnier said in a statement. “Our aim is to propose clear rules that reinforce the vigilance by banks, lawyers, accountants and all other professional concerned,” Barnier said. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said “dirty money has no place in our economy, whether it comes from drug deals, the illegal guns trade or trafficking in human beings. “Our banks should never function as laundromats for mafia money, or enable the funding of terrorism.” Notably, the new measures will cover the gambling sector, rather than just casinos as previously, while the minimum cash payment threshold covered will be reduced to $7,500 from $15,000. The Commission’s proposals require approval by the EU’s 27 member states and the European Parliament. Separately, EU Justice Commissioner proposed new legal measures against the counterfeiting of the euro, including strengthening cross-border investigations and introducing minimum penalties for the most serious offences.last_img read more

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8 fun and affordable DIY Hanukkah decorations

first_imgby: Kristen HicksEight days of gifts can put a big enough dent in your wallet, and that’s without spending money on Hanukkah decorations too. Switching to do-it-yourself crafts for your Hanukkah decorations this year can give the family something fun to do together and save you a little cash during what often feels like the season of spending.DIY Hanukkah Decorations That Cost You Less1) Wooden Star of DavidThis one-time Hanukkah craft can make a lovely decoration for many years to come. It does require a small time commitment, but the materials are cheap and the extra work will make the end result that much more valuable to your family.2) Hanukkah Banner with Eggshell Mosaic StarsDreidels and stars are the main components of this decorative Hanukkah banner. This craft’s great for younger children, and like the wooden star, it makes a great holiday decoration at little expense to you.3) Tin Can LuminariesLet there be festive, DIY light. These tin can luminaries are simple to make and add some extra Hanukkah atmosphere to whatever room or area they illuminate. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Sexual violence depicted online harming society, Kiwis say

first_imgNZ Herald 30 April 2017Family First Comment: “There has been an important national conversation around consent and rape culture. At the same time, there is increasing consumption and availability of online pornography and sexual violence – it’s time we connected the dots.”www.porninquiry.nz The majority of New Zealanders feel online depictions of sexual violence is harming our society.And many also believe there is a connection between pornography and issues including rape culture and sexting.A survey of a total of 750 people from around the country showed 90 per cent felt sexual violence depicted online was “moderately or very harmful” to society.Sixty-eight per cent of participants felt it was “very harmful” to society while nearly half believed there was “a lot” of connection between online pornography and public issues such as a rape culture.The Pornography Poll was carried out by Curia Market Research this month and was commissioned by Family First NZ.Other figures showed 62 per cent of Kiwi adults had come across porn online while not seeking it out, while 13 per cent said that happened often and 48 per cent saying it happened occasionally.Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said the results indicated there was a growing concern about the issue among communities.“Society is starting to catch up with the science on the harms of pornography and are now calling for better support and protection of families and young people.“There has been an important national conversation around consent and rape culture.“At the same time, there is increasing consumption and availability of online pornography and sexual violence – it’s time we connected the dots.”Of the people who took part, 91 per cent said they felt it was too easy for children under 18 to access pornography online.The majority of participants – 81 per cent – agreed that internet providers should be required by the Government to offer filters to block pornographic content, while 70 per cent of people said internet providers should be blocking porn automatically, unless a person has turned off a filter.McCoskrie said: “Thanks to the availability, affordability and anonymity of the internet and smartphones, young children are exposed to what used to be referred to as hardcore – but now mainstream – pornography at an alarming rate.“Parents are crying out for help.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11847935Support for internet porn filtersNZ City 30 April 2017A survey commissioned by lobby group Family First shows support for the automatic blocking of porn by internet providers.Four out of five people surveyed say internet providers should be required by the government to offer filters to block pornographic material.While 70 per cent say the providers should automatically block pornography unless the customer opts out by turning off a filter.“Society is starting to catch up with the science on the harms of pornography, and are now calling for better support and protection of families and young people,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.About 62 per cent of adults say they have come across pornography online, when not seeking it out, while 91 per cent say that it is too easy for under 18s to access online pornography.“Thanks to the availability, affordability and anonymity of the internet and smartphones, young children are exposed to what used to be referred to as hard-core – but now mainstream – pornography at an alarming rate. Parents are crying out for help,” says Mr McCoskrie.The poll of 750 people was undertaken by Curia Market Research in April.http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=247042&fm=psp,tstKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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ATP Cup: Spain scrape into semis despite Nadal defeat

first_imgBut the 19-time Grand Slam winner struggled in the heat and humidity of Sydney, crashing 6-4, 7-6 (7⁄3) to the 11th-ranked Belgium. It was a rare defeat while playing for his country, who he helped to victory in the Davis Cup in November.It sent the tie to a decisive doubles match, with Nadal returning to partner Pablo Carreno Busta against Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen in a gritty 6-7 (7⁄9), 7-5, 10-7 win.“It was tough, because for us it was a big change from Perth to here, not much time to adapt and the conditions were heavy, the humidity and playing against big players,” said Nadal.“But as a team we are super happy to be in the semi-finals.”Spain’s group games during the round-robin phase of the inaugural team event were played in Perth, where the air was much drier.Nadal, who had not dropped a set this year before meeting Goffin, was dripping in sweat for much of his singles match and used ice towels at the changeovers. After Roberto Bautista Agut swept past Kimmer Coppejans 6-1, 6-4 in the first singles match, Nadal had the chance to wrap up a last four berth against David Goffin. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Secret Origin Stories Of Modern Mouth-Watering MealThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest Car Manufacturers In The World Rafael Nadal suffered an upset singles loss but made amends in the doubles to keep Spain alive at the ATP Cup Friday, with Novak Djokovic also surviving a scare before rallying to guide Serbia into a semi-final against Russia.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… Read Also: Nadal insists Federer Slam record not on his mindHe struggled to find his rhythm, giving away nine break points in the first set.Goffin had two more break points to go 5-3 up in the second, but Nadal clung on and became more offensive to take the match to a tiebreak before the Belgian closed it out for one of the biggest wins in his career.Spain will face Australia in the last four.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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PCG files criminal raps vs HK vessel in Mindoro collision

first_imgMANILA – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) yesterday said criminal complaints have been slapped against the shipping company, master and officers of the Hong Kong-flagged cargo vessel that collided with a Philippine fishing boat off Mindoro last week. The collision between the foreign vessel Vienna Wood with Philippine fishing boat Liberty 5 happened at 10:20 p.m. of June 27./PN The PCG official added that search and retrieval operations for the 14 missing fishermen will be terminated by Tuesday. Philippine Coast Guard personnel inspect the bow of the Hong Kong-flagged ship Vienna Wood. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD “The full search and retrieval operations to aid the 14 victims of the sea collision in the waters off Tayamaan, Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro will continue until Tuesday, July 7, 2020,” Balilo said. PCG spokesperson Armand Balilo said that reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and damage to property complaints have been filed before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office of Occidental Mindoro. “On Tuesday, the surface search will be terminated, but the PCG-Mamburao SAR team and the other rescue teams will continue in actively monitoring the area,” he added.last_img read more

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Bard wins PASS Lincoln barnburner

first_imgDave Brown had started 12th and was running third by lap 16 in what became a three-way battle for the lead.  Third starting Doug Dodson spent most of the race in the runner-up spot but really turned up the heat just past halfway, trying a slide job on lap 12 and several more afterward, one of which briefly put the no. 20 in the lead, only to have Bard execute a cross-over and retake first. Next Saturday, PASS will return to Selinsgrove Speedway to be part of the Sprint National Open evening. On July 18, they will be at Port Royal Speedway for the first night of the rescheduled Bob Weikert Memorial. Bard now has eight wins, four second-place finishes, and three other top fives since his first RaceSaver start at Path Valley Motor Speedway last July 13, when he came home 10th. Bard took advantage of a front-row starting spot to lead all the way in the 20-lap feature, but the last half of the event featured perhaps the most torrid challenges to that lead Bard has had to turn back.  By Frank Buhrmancenter_img Garrett Bard held off all challengers in earning his eighth win in just 22 PASS starts Saturday at Lincoln Speedway. (Photo by Frank Buhrman) For the last three laps, it was anybody’s race, but even with two more experienced racers on his tail, Bard refused to fold and came home with the win. Dodson held off Brown to finish second.  It might have been the toughest, as the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars provided fans with a full July 4 fireworks display on the track. ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (July 4) – Approaching his first anniversary as a Pennsylvania Sprint Series competitor, Garrett Bard collected his eighth series victory Saturday at Lincoln Speedway.last_img read more

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State: Offenders producing face masks, supplies for COVID-19

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced offenders at the Miami Correctional Facility are producing face masks, personal protection gowns, face shields and hand sanitizer to be used in the fight against COVID-19.“I’m pleased to have the Department of Correction joining the ranks of Hoosier businesses, large and small, stepping forward in the fight against COVID-19.  Production of these items will lessen the strain on the supply chain, leaving more of these products available for Hoosiers,” Gov. Holcomb said.After the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the State of Indiana, the Department of Correction changed the mission of Indiana Correctional Industry’s (ICI) production lines at Miami Correctional Facility from offender uniforms to the production of protective equipment. This week, ICI stood up two production lines that are producing 200 protection gowns and 200 masks per day. Additionally, the shop is currently in production of 650 12-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer.The Department of Correction plans to repurpose another production line at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility to expand the production of protective equipment.last_img read more

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Mary Kom, Gaurav Bidhuri Stave off a Tough Challenge to Reach Finals

first_imgNew Delhi: Six-time World Championships gold medallist Mary Kom (51kg) and former World Championships bronze medallist Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) had to stave off tough challenges in the semi-finals as a total of nine boxers made it to the finals at the 23rd President’s Cup in Labuan Bajo in Indonesia on Saturday.Fresh from winning the gold at the India Open two months ago, Indian boxing queen Mary Kom participated in this prestigious tournament with the aim of testing herself and getting some much-needed bouts under the belt ahead of the World Championships in October. Mary was made to sweat it out by Vietnam’s Anh vo Thi Kim with the Indian eventually registering a 3-2 win. Mary will be continuing her gold quest against Australia’s Franks April on Sunday.India’s other star pugilist Gaurav Bidhuri also laboured to a tough 3-2 win over Philippines’ Ogayre Junmilardo while 2017 Ulaanbaatar Cup gold medallist Ankush Dahiya too notched up a victory by an identical scoreline over Korea’s Giheon You in 64kg. 2017 Simon Prestige Memorial tournament bronze medallist Neeraj Swami showed his resolve to eke out a gritty 3-2 win over Indonesia’s Langu Kornelis K.Among the men, only Ananta Pralhad Chopade (52kg) had a breezy win as he outpunched Sri Lanka’s Dharmasena Piyal 5-0 to progress into the final. India Open gold medallist Jamuna Boro (54kg) will take on Italy’s veteran boxer, Giulia Lamagna after a commanding 5-0 win over Kase Serlin Alin Liliwati of Indonesia.Earlier, World Championships bronze medallist Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and GeeBee Boxing silver medallist Dinesh Dagar (69kg) had already confirmed their places in the final of this event. Asian Boxing Championships silver medallist Simranjit was flawless in her first bout of this prestigious tournament and outpunched Italy’s Francesca Martusciello 5-0 in a commanding performance to enter the final against Indonesia’s Asian Games bronze medallist Hasanah Huswatun.Dagar, a silver medallist at the 2018 India Open, had a convincing 5-0 victory over Indonesian Naumeo Defri for a meeting with Samada Saputra in the title clash. In 48kg, Monika ended the challenge of Indonesia’s Niis Anggelina 5-0 to book her place in the final against Endang of Indonesia.Also Read: I Am Mary Kom’s Biggest Fan: Football Striker Sunil Chhetrilast_img read more

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