Food on Friday: A taste of Paris in Prairie Village

first_imgPhoto via Kevin Marsh (Just Don’t Call Me Late for Dinner)By Julia WesthoffWe have a love affair with crepes here at headquarters, and we always have. From eating them on the streets near the Seine, to making them for breakfast on cold winter mornings, there is nothing not to like about a crepe.So you can bet we were eager to head over to the French Market on Saturday to be some of the first to enjoy their new attraction – fresh crepes made to order.We biked to the Village shops, saddled up, and ordered one sweet (Caramel) and one savory (La Complete, with ham, eggs and cheese). It made me happy. But also sad, as I realized how much better they are than the ones I make at home. So I’m not going to even try to offer a crepe recipe this week. Just get the real deal.We brought the menu home and Jay studied it intently – hinting at his discontent that I hadn’t ordered anything with Nutella. It was a rookie mistake, I admit. There were just too many options…If you’re so inclined, you can check out the deliciousness every Saturday from 9:30-2:30.last_img read more

It Pays to Give Thanks at the Office

first_imgThe Wall Street Journal:Earlier this summer, Google’s Larry Page got the highest approval ratings of any chief executive on the job review site His likable, low-key style accounts for much of his popularity—but so does his willingness to express gratitude to the people who work for him. The company’s own “Reasons to Work at Google” reflect his way of doing things, declaring: “We love our employees and we want them to know it” and “Appreciation is the best motivation.”…Adam Grant, a professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, divides people into three categories—givers, takers, and matchers. Takers try to get other people to serve their needs, and matchers always play a corporate quid pro quo—they will help someone if they think they will get an advantage in return. Givers contribute to others without looking for a reward; they offer help, advice and knowledge, share valuable contacts and make introductions.…Dr. Grant and Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino designed a study in which they asked professionals to advise students about the cover letters they were using to apply for jobs. After receiving the suggestions, the students asked for help with another letter. Some 32% of the professionals agreed. But when students added a single line to their note about the first feedback—“Thank you so much! I am really grateful!”—a full 66% of the advisers agreed to help again. A simple expression of gratitude doubled the response.Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more


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College football: Northwestern State announces beer sales at football games

first_imgChris Reich/NSU Photographic Services “This addition (selling beer) to the NSU football in-game experience has been in the works for the past several years, so it is exciting for it to finally come to fruition,” NSU Director of Athletics Greg Burke said. “The fact that recent postseason surveys from our fans fervently have requested the sale of beer further reflects that this move will be a positive as it relates to fan satisfaction.” Northwestern State’s home opener is set for Sept. 7 against Midwestern State. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Added Taitano: “Beer sales will provide an increased revenue stream for NSU, not only in the form of concession sales revenue, but also through enhanced sponsorship agreements. We have been working closely with our current corporate partner, Eagle Distributing, and have recently developed a new partnership with Cane River Brewing Co. here in Natchitoches. There is an exciting announcement regarding that partnership coming soon.” Sodexo, Northwestern State Athletics’ catering partner, collaborated on the policy for the sale of beer and wine at Turpin Stadium. Northwestern State also will sell the same offerings at baseball and softball games in 2020. Northwestern State’s alcohol sales policy can be found on its website here: Associate Athletic Director for External Relations Dr. Haley Taitano told a capacity crowd in the Stroud Room inside the NSU Athletic Fieldhouse of the decision Thursday night at the annual Season Ticket Pickup Party. The decision was met with a round of applause and cheers. Alcohol sales will originate from the main concession stand on the west side of Turpin Stadium as well as concession stands on the east side and the third floor of the stadium. Customers will be limited to two drinks per trip through the line and sales will end at the conclusion of the third quarter. All purchasers will be required to show their ID at the concession stands at the time of purchase. Additionally, there will be a no re-entry policy at the stadium this season. The addition of beer sales follows a growing national trend across college athletics, including the Southeastern Conference’s decision in May to lift its longtime ban on stadium-wide alcohol sales, which had been the only such ban among any major FBS conference. “Kudos to several individuals, including Haley, Sodexo General Manager Steve Kauf, and other members of our administration and campus community, for their input and due diligence that helped position our department and university for this significant in-game enhancement,” Burke said. NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State Athletic Department announced Friday it has received approval to sell beer and spiked seltzers during football games at Turpin Stadium for the 2019 football season. Jason Pugh, NSU Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relationslast_img read more

Team Wreckers ends Endurance year undefeated

first_img– Crack and Lean takes bike winAFTER two hours of competitive driving, team Ramchand’s Wreckers, through driver Adrian Fernandes, continued its stranglehold on the Endurance title of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club.The team amassed a total of 86 laps over two hours.But it was not without a close fight from the team of Motilall Deodass, who finished just one lap adrift of the winners in the overall as well as the 1501-1600cc class.Finishing third overall was the team of Shan Seejattan, who finished as the first unlimited car-driver to cross the line after completing 82 laps.After a late start to the day, the action finally got going with over 30 cars on the grid, representing one of the largest competitor turnouts this year.At the halfway point one hour in, the Ramchand and the Deodass teams were tied on laps but the changeover and refuelling effort is where the battle was won and lost.Coming third in the 1501-1600cc class was Kamal Seebarran with 80 laps while Clint Seebarran finished fourth with 78 laps.Adrian Fernandes completed a perfect year of endurance racing with three wins from three races.In the 0-1500cc class, Selwyn Persaud (71 laps) finished ahead of Naresh Alves by three laps with the team of Reyad and Richard Hamid third and the Nexus team of Haniff Mohamed and Raymond Seebarran fourth.In the 1601- 2000cc class, Rishan Ali, after 81 laps completed the top spot ahead of former champion Mohamed Roshandin who fell just one lap short. Rafeeq Khan finished third.Shan Seejattan and the Special Auto team took glory in the unlimited class easily as he completed 82 laps with Romeo Singh finishing second and the other Ramchand Wreckers team of Anand Ramchand and Andrew King placing third.NEW RECORDMeanwhile, a new large circuit record was set yesterday by Rameez Mohamed, with a 1:17.026. Driving his Honda Civic in the unlimited class, he was able to break a record once set by Eric Vieira back in 1972.“Well, it’s a win in a way to break a record that has stood for decades; I didn’t get the result I want with the endurance but we are pretty happy with what the car is doing. It is my circuit car, so there’s definitely a positive,” he said.Team ‘Crack and Lean’ dominate bikesThe car section was preceded by a 45-minute bike class which was won by team crack and lean. A competitive bit of riding by the trio of Carey Griffith, Dwayne Caesar and Romeo Singh saw them winning by just over three laps.Finishing in second was team Blaze, comprising John Bennett, Sharal Gooding and Romel Singh, while Team Viper which had Kwame Ridley, Elton Carter and Zuri Jhonson finished third.The final event of the GMR&SC Calendar is this weekend’s KFC Mega cup round two.last_img read more

Orioles part ways with South Korean pitcher Yoon

A little over a year after signing South Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon, the Orioles have parted ways with the right-hander.Yoon signed a three-year, $5.575 million contract with the Orioles last February, but the 28-year-old struggled mightily with Triple-A Norfolk last season, going 4-8 with a 5.74 ERA in 95 2/3 innings. The writing was on the wall in how the organization had soured on him when he wasn’t invited to major league spring training, which prompted his request to be released in order to return to South Korea.Instead of reporting for the start of minor-league camp, Yoon is instead returning to South Korea where he will re-join his former club, the Kia Tigers. He is a former Most Valuable Player of the Korea Baseball Organization as his best campaign came in 2011 when he was 17-5 with a 2.45 ERA in 23 starts and 27 appearances overall.Executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette has tapped into the Asian market with mixed results over the last few years as Taiwanese left-hander Wei-Yin Chen has become one of the club’s most consistent starters over the last three years while Japanese left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada and Yoon never pitched for the Orioles at the major league level. read more

EOCO raid: GFA complains of missing documents

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association is complaining of missing letters from the heap of documents taken away by the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO).The anti-graft unit raided the GFA offices last week and took away documents and nine computers after securing a court warrant.The raid according to officials of EOCO, was to facilitate investigation into some alleged financial malfeasance by the FA officials.The action provoked a storm of controversy with the Ghana League Clubs Association voting to suspend all local leagues in the country and FIFA threatening to ban the country if the government interfered with the activities of football administration in the country.Cool heads appear to have prevailed with GHALCA calling off the league suspension and the EOCO returning the seized documents and computers.But the GFA Vice Chairman Fred Pappoe told Joy Sports some key documents were missing from the pile returned to the FA on Monday. “With respect to the files they have returned almost all of them but we realized there are about close to five or six letters missing in some particular files. Files relating to Puma and Onetouch,” he said.“We have drawn their attention to it,” he indicated.Puma is the official kits sponsor of the national teams, while Onetouch (mobile telephony service now known as Vodafone) previously sponsored the national league).According to him, EOCO has admitted those letters were missing from the pile returned and has undertaken to search and return them to the FA.Meanwhile the last matches of the first round of the GLO Premier League will be held Sunday after which the league will take a short break during the festive season. The second round begins on January 9, 2011.Story by Nathan Gadugah/ read more

Neuer ‘irritated’ as Bayern contract talks stall

first_img“All talks I have had since I have been here have been confidential… nothing has ever leaked,” the 34-year-old told Germany’s most popular daily Bild.“But now, details about the current talks are constantly appearing in the media, and are often untrue. That irritates me. It’s not something I am used to at Bayern.”The veteran goalkeeper’s unusually candid comments come amid widespread reports that his current contract negotiations have hit the rocks.If the talks fail, club captain Neuer could be free to leave Bayern in June and attract the interest of the Premier League clubs.According to Bild, Neuer and his agent Frank Kroth are demanding a five-year deal, with a salary of 20 million euros ($22 million) per season.In Sunday’s interview, Kroth denied such details and said he was not “confronting the club with demands which will hit it hard in the coronavirus crisis”.With Bundesliga matches currently suspended due to the coronavirus, Bayern have recently extended the contracts of forward Thomas Mueller and head coach Hansi Flick, both until 2023.Neuer hailed Flick as a “super coach” and said that the 55-year-old’s extension had convinced him too to stay on at Bayern.“I want to have a contract which is a win-win situation for me and Bayern. I want to perform, be there for the team… and give 100 percent,” he said.“The conditions have to be right (for that),” he added.Neuer, who helped Germany win the 2014 World Cup title, has been named world goalkeeper of the year four times.He has kept 191 clean sheets in 373 appearances for Bayern since joining from Schalke in 2011 and made 92 appearances for Germany.Undisputed number one for nearly a decade, Neuer’s future at Bayern has been thrown into doubt by the impending arrival of young Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nuebel.Nuebel, 23, will join Bayern at the end of the current campaign, and has reportedly been promised at least 10 appearances per season.Yet Neuer dismissed the idea that his number one jersey was under threat.“As long as I am performing, I will play. That is my assumption,” he told Bild.last_img read more