“It was good to get recognition for the hard work I’ve put in to improving my skills over the years and passing those on to others. We run bakery classes for every-one from five-year-old school children through to adult courses in breadmaking, patisserie and Italian baking. We sent out a press release about winning the award and received lots of coverage in the local papers. The award gave us instant credibility with new customers and we have seen a steady increase in sales. Business in the past few months has been incredible and much of that is due to our awards success. It has added momentum to the business and has definitely opened a few doors. I’ve been asked to give a presentation at an upcoming British Society of Baking conference and that has come about because of winning the award.
“Other cars are also sliding in the ice or in the snow. And if you are outside of your car, it’s a very dangerous place for you to be. So stay in your car and call 9-1-1 and tell them as much information as possible,” said Captain Kate Newcomb from the Broome County Sheriff’s Department. If you car spins out of the road or crashes, deputies say the most important thing to do is to stay in your car. TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) – The snow and slush can make for some dangerous road conditions, which is why Sherrif’s Deputies wants you to be prepared in case you get into a crash. “Well there’s a few things that you can do. Number one you want to make yourself visible to any passersby or any rescuers who might be coming along. That could be taking a piece of bright colored clothing and hanging outside your window. If there’s a lot of snow… you should ensure that your exhaust pipe is not covered,” said Newcomb. If you do find yourself in an crash and can’t call 9-1-1 because of bad service or low battery, deputies say find a way to make yourself noticed in order to get help. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says to always be prepared. Make sure you have plenty of gas in the car and your tires have the right amount of air before you drive in the snow. Officials also urge you to stay inside your vehicle, conserve gas, and also cover yourself with a blanket to stay warm.
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 2) – You couldn’t ask for a better day to start the 31st annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the low 70’s usher in the opening night program of America’s Racin’ Vacation at Boone Speedway. The Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models headlines a Monday card that also includes qualifying for both Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods.Brian Harris is the point leader coming into the Labor Day Deery show. Tonight’s 50-lap main event will pay $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Sunday saw 105 Northern SportMods and 83 Hobby Stocks go through pre-tech. An open practice session followed, before a complimentary chili feed and a rockin’ performance by the band Helferstout.Inspection for both divisions resumed Monday morning. By noon, another 75 SportMods and 44 Hobbies had gone through the tech tent. Two 25-lap qualifiers will determine the front eight starters in the inside and middle row for Saturday’s Hobby Stock main event.Northern SportMods run a single 25-lapper this evening to determine the front eight on the inside row of their Saturday grid. Tonganoxie, Kan., driver Ben Kates started his 2013 season in Arizona and traveled extensively in his home state before taking up residence in Boone this summer. In addition to the Harris Clash, you’ve probably seen his name in weekly results from tracks in central and northern Iowa. “I’ve raced all over the place, really,” said Kates, who turned 18 in July. “I really enjoy the competition here. This is definitely the place to be for SportMod racing.” He won once in five starts at Boone. Kates owns seven feature wins in 63 starts from his third full season in the division. “Last year I started eight at Super Nationals and I finished eighth,” he said. “I’ve never qualified on Monday so I’m hoping to change that this year.” Kates is keeping pretty fast company at Super Nationals and friend and competitor Carter VanDenBerg is pitted in the next stall. The first hot lap session started at 2 p.m. Racing begins at approximately 3 p.m.
Press Association The home side went into the game buoyed by a much-improved display against Liverpool, but knowing a 3-1 defeat had done nothing to improve their situation, and they could hardly have got off to a better start. United defenders Phil Jones and Nemanja Vidic contrived between them to allow Craig Gardner to fire his side into a fifth-minute lead, and it was one they managed to protect with some comfort until the break. Indeed, the Black Cats could have gone in with an even bigger advantage had it not been for a superb save from David De Gea to keep out an Emanuele Giaccherini header and a glaring miss from the Italy international. Having turned in a muted display before the break, the visitors returned in determined mood and, as their hosts tired, they assumed control. However, it took 18-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj to get them out of jail with a classy double. He levelled after 55 minutes when, after playing the ball out to Patrice Evra, he made ground to convert the full-back’s cross when it arrived. But his winner was even more noteworthy as he unleashed a picture-book left-foot volley across goalkeeper Keiren Westwood and into the bottom corner. The disappointment in the home dressing room on the final whistle was a measure of the strides Sunderland have taken during a traumatic fortnight, but there is also an acceptance that results need to improve markedly and very quickly if they are to avoid another unseemly scrap for top-flight survival. For his part, Ball hopes to discover over the next couple of days whether he will have a further role to play in that process. Asked about his immediate future, he said: “No idea at the moment. I don’t know whether they are going to give me a ring, speak to me or anything like that. “But I am sure in the next couple of days, they will do something.” Ball said: “What I have said to them in there is that has got to be the minimum in future they do for themselves. Irrespective of who the manager is, that’s the minimum they have got to do. “They have got to keep building on that and building on that and building on that, adding bits of the game that we would like to see them improve on and hopefully results will come then.” Ball was asked to take over the reins temporarily following Paolo Di Canio’s departure a fortnight ago, and a Capital One Cup victory over Peterborough has been followed by creditable performances in defeat against Liverpool and United. However, the statistics make for painful reading and they have now collected just one point from a possible 21 this season and are already six adrift of safety. Owner Ellis Short saw the latest instalment of Ball’s reign in person and whether he has seen enough to consider appointing him – a decision which would go down well in the dressing room – remains to be seen. But what is clear is that the former Black Cats midfielder has received a response from his players. Asked if he had seen enough to convince him that Sunderland can get themselves out of trouble, Ball said: “What I have seen is a lot of players who are fully committed to the cause, and so they should be. “The players should give themselves a lot of credit, but like I keep saying to them – I keep emphasising this – what is important now is they keep doing it, irrespective of what happens, they keep doing it because it’s vitally important to this club.” Kevin Ball has urged Sunderland to build on the foundations they have lain during his spell in charge, irrespective of whether or not he remains at the helm. The 48-year-old hopes to discover this week if he is to stay in interim charge at the Stadium of Light, be handed the job on a permanent basis or return to his role as the club’s senior professional development coach. But whoever sends out the team at Swansea on October 19, he insists they must perform to the standards they set on Saturday as they very nearly pulled off a shock against reigning Barclays Premier League champions Manchester United.