It’s Wise For the Broncos To Draft a QB at #5

By on May 8, 2021

first_img Brad James  I see this as a well-put and wise take from Mason. Andrew [email protected] FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail*This is another one of my articles from Predominantly Orange. I’m doing collaboration and giving today’s star Andrew Mason some recognition on two platforms. He’s a great journalist.After thinking about things, I believe it’s wise for the Denver Broncos to draft a quarterback with the #5 overall selection in the NFL Draft.With last week’s acquisition of offensive tackle Jared Velheer from Arizona, this gives the Broncos a solid option-if healthy.Quenton Nelson of Notre Dame’s a popular pick on many mock drafts, but this aforementioned acquisition ensures the Broncos don’t have to address the offensive line with an early draft pick.I do appreciate Andrew Mason of Orange and Blue 760 AM in Denver’s thoughts here on the matter. Replying to @UKDenverBroncosNot nearly as many top-shelf QB prospects next year, unless something radically changes. It’s Missouri’s Drew Lock and a lot of question marks. This is the best QB year in quite a while, and it would be wise to take advantage of it.4:39 PM – Mar 22, 2018 March 26, 2018 /Sports News – Local, Sports News – National It’s Wise For the Broncos To Draft a QB at #5 22 MarAndrew [email protected] Written by Tags: Andrew Mason/De’Angelo Henderson/Demaryius Thomas/Denver Broncos/Emmanuel Sanders/Jared Veldheer/Predominantly Orange In fact, despite having Robert Griffin III (who had not busted yet) in 2012, the Washington Redskins drafted Kirk Cousins.The future saw the wisdom of that unfold, at least making Cousins fabulously wealthy at Minnesota.In any event, we know incumbent Broncos starter, Case Keenum, can do well when called upon.Nevertheless, with the Broncos giving him only a two-year deal, the stage may still be set for a young quarterback.Of all the prospects the Broncos could draft at quarterback, I like Baker Mayfield the most.I think he has sufficient athleticism to make plays when freelancing.Additionally, I think, as his Wonderlic score attests, he has the brains to master an NFL playbook.While he has committed transgressions, I believe he has “repented” and is willing to focus on his tasks at hand.If you have the opportunity to have two stud signal-callers in your stable (think the 2017 Eagles), why not go for it?That is, after all, the best way to win in the NFL in which we now live: “a quarterback’s league.”If Veldheer can do what the Broncos think he can, the offensive line should be better than 2017.If this happens, the Broncos’ offense can take a quantum leap from a paltry 2017.The skill positions are still full of studs, with wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, among others.Running back De’Angelo Henderson may finally get the opportunity he needs to excel and tight end Jake Butt may finally stay healthy.If these things materialize as the Broncos hope, a return to the playoffs could be a thing, but draft wisely!last_img read more

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Richemont Club competition winners announced

By on April 21, 2021

first_imgThe winners of this year’s Richemont Club of Great Britain competition have been announced, following judging at Bakers’ Fair in Manchester over the weekend.Elaine Hamey and Lisa Smith (pictured right) of Peter Herd of Wilmslow wowed the gathering visitors by winning the President’s Challenge Cup after being challenged on the day to make a circus-themed celebration cake as part of the Richemont Club competitions. And the Best in Show accolade went to Richard Griffiths of Glovers Bakery for his outstanding Multigrain Cob.Class One Three Sausage Rolls1st Martyn Ormesher, Glovers Bakery2nd Darren Greenway, Gerrards Confectioners3rd Ryan Robinson, Glovers BakeryClass Two Three Meat Pasties1st Craig Wright, Arthur Chatwin2nd Rob Taylor, Arthur Chatwin3rd Terry Betts, Arthur ChatwinClass Three One Vegetarian Product1st Jamie Humprey, Arthur Chatwin2nd Craig Wright, Arthur Chatwin3rd Darren Greenway, Gerrards ConfectionersClass Four One Quiche Lorraine1st Jamie Humphrey, Arthur Chatwin2nd Martin Ormesher, Glovers Bakery3rd Terry Betts, Arthur ChatwinClass Five One Brown Tin Loaf1st Craig Wright, Arthur Chatwin2nd Nigel Attwell, Arthur Chatwin3rd Richard Griffiths, Glovers BakeryClass Six One Multigrain Cob1st Richard Griffiths, Glovers Bakery2nd Dean Kirkham, Glovers Bakery3rd Nigel Attwell, Arthur ChatwinClass Seven One White Plaited Loaf1st Nigel Attwell, Arthur Chatwin2nd Jamie Humphreys, Arthur Chatwin3rd Richard Griffiths, Glovers BakeryClass Eight Four Fresh Creams1st Debbie Martin, Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier2nd Jai Stockton, Arthur Chatwin3rd Richard Griffiths, Glovers BakeryClass Nine Four Danish Pastries1st Rachel Wilkinson, Arthur Chatwin2nd Richard Griffiths, Glovers Bakery3rd No AwardClass Ten Four Christmas Fancies1st Robert Wass, Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier2nd Janette Lyons, Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier3rd Richard Griffiths, Glovers BakeryClass Eleven Four Puff Pastries1st Rob Taylor, Arthur Chatwin2nd Steve Barnes, Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier3rd Craig Wright, Arthur ChatwinClass Twelve One Novelty Celebration Cake1st Elaine Hamey, Peter Herd of Wilmslow2nd Frazer Carr, Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier3rd David Wilson, Slattery Patissier & ChocolatierClass Thirteen One Sugar Paste Model1st Kay Quinn, Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier2nd David Wilson, Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier3rd Karen Bowden, Slattery Patissier & ChocolatierClass Fourteen One Character Biscuit1st Christopher Williams, Gerrards Confectioners2nd Elaine Hamey, Peter Herd of Wilmslow3rd Helen Murrell, Arthur ChatwinClass Fifteen Three Almond Products1st Rosemary Humphreys, Gerrards Confectioners2nd Martin Wienholt, G Wienholt3rd Paul Bates, Arthur ChatwinClass Sixteen One Christmas Cake1st David Wilson, Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier2nd Robert Wass, Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier3rd Karen Bowden, Slattery Patissier & ChocolatierClass Seventeen One Christmas Pudding1st Rob Taylor, Arthur Chatwin2nd Christopher Williams, Gerrards Confectioners3rd Peter Toombs, Peter Herd of WilmslowClass Eighteen One Chocolate Log1st Helen Murrell, Arthur Chatwin2nd Eric Cran3rd Dawn Dunn, Arthur ChatwinClass Nineteen Four Fruit Scones1st Kirsty Scott, Tameside College2nd Rebecca McLoughlin, Tameside College3rd Sarah Bowden, Tameside CollegeClass Twenty One Oven Bottom Loaf1st Jamie Humphreys, Arthur Chatwin2nd Craig Wright, Arthur Chatwin 3rd Abbie Mountford, Tameside CollegeClass Twenty-one One Round Pizza1st Jason Jones, Gerrards Confectioners2nd Sarah Bowden, Tameside College3rd Christopher Barrett, Tameside CollegeMilling & Baking Trophy: Arthur ChatwinRank Hovis Trophy: Arthur ChatwinBakeMark Trophy: Joint – Arthur Chatwin & Slattery Patissier & ChocolatierRenshaw Trophy: Gerrards ConfectionersChristmas Trophy: Arthur ChatwinBritish Baker Trophy: Tameside CollegePresident’s Challenge Cup: Elaine Hamey & Lisa Smith – Peter Herd of WilmslowBest in Show: Richard Griffiths – Glovers Bakery – Multigrain CobRichemont Trophy: Arthur Chatwinlast_img read more

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Introducing the All-Flash Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node:  Transforming Your Data Center Just Became Easier

By on February 27, 2021

first_imgToday marks an exciting day for Software-Defined Storage (SDS) and all-flash customers. Today, we unveil Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, comprised of modern Dell PowerEdge Servers pre-qualified and pre-configured to run ScaleIO Software to provide a software defined, all-flash storage foundation for your modern data center – there is no need for a separate SAN network or array.Lessons learned from web-scale deployments about hardware simplicity, pervasive virtualization, provisioning and management commonality, and containerization are paving the way for widespread adoption of software-defined storage in an effort to modernize the data center.The Dell PowerEdge server configurations have been tuned and optimized to run ScaleIO, ensuring enterprise customers attain the premier levels of performance possible with this hardware configuration. Dell PowerEdge Servers also provide the proven reliability and manageability necessary to be the foundation of an enterprise class SDS solution. Key features include:Next-Generation ScaleIO Ready Node Hardware—Key Facts:Based on 13th Generation Dell PowerEdge serversProven enterprise class reliability and manageabilityUtilizing the latest generation Intel’s Broadwell ProcessorsConfigurations tuned and optimized for ScaleIODesigned for hyper-converged or storage-only environmentsAll-Flash ConfigurationsChoice of high-density and high-capacity All-Flash configurations for mission critical applicationsEnhanced Caching LayerIntegration with SanDisk DAS Cache making the most actively used data readily accessible on HDD configurationsBroadest Operating System and Hypervisor CompatibilityTested and supported for use with VMware ESX, Linux and Windows Server (Hyper-V)World Class SupportA single vendor, world-class support model for both the hardware and softwareOur interactions with customers have shown that customers are looking for a purpose-built solution to support their mission-critical application workloads delivering scale, performance, elasticity and resiliency. This solution should offer flexibility of choice when it comes to deployment models, configurations and broad support for operating systems and hypervisors. This solution also should be pre-configured, qualified and supported by a single vendor.The All-Flash Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node fits the bill. Customers may start with as few as three nodes and scale out seamlessly and non-disruptively to over one thousand nodes, making it the perfect foundation for private cloud infrastructures. Enterprise customers can reap the benefits of deployment simplicity, cost containment, high performance and operational ease.Historically, having server-based flash led to poor resource utilization because performance and capacity were only supporting local applications. Today, with the power of software defined storage in ScaleIO Ready Nodes, the ability to abstract, pool, and automate storage devices across a multitude of servers, and in turn allocate as little or as much performance and capacity as needed to individual applications, is just as easy as allocating compute and memory resources in a virtualized environment.A decade ago, hypervisor technology vastly improved the operational simplicity and flexibility of compute resources, making it efficient to allocate the right amount of CPU and memory from a common pool, and to maintain and update that pool over time.  ScaleIO and ScaleIO Ready Nodes deliver that same operational simplicity, and that same ability to efficiently pool and allocate resources to the world of storage – all under software control.  The result is an increasingly efficient data center.  One that is easier to build, easier to maintain, completely flexible, and insanely powerful.  The promise of the private cloud is being delivered.Learn more about ScaleIO Ready Node, available today. Follow @DellEMCScaleIO on Twitter, or try ScaleIO software – for free.Ultrabook, Celeron, Celeron Inside, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Atom, Intel Atom Inside, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel vPro, Itanium, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, vPro Inside, Xeon, Xeon Phi, and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.last_img read more

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Post-holiday Dieters

By on January 17, 2021

first_imgDon’t skip meals or cut out broad groups such as breads or fats, she said. Make little changes,such as cutting out the chips or the extra margarine. Crawley said the body’s natural appetite controls don’t work if you’re inactive. “Your bodydoesn’t know when to stop eating,” she said. “If you want to be a healthy weight, you have toexercise.” “That’s probably not the best way to determine your ideal weight,” she said. “A healthyweight for you is whatever you weigh when you eat a healthy, balanced diet and exerciseregularly.” “Go back to your normal, healthy eating habits,” Crawley said. “Eat three moderate meals aday and allow time for rebalancing your diet.” “The problem is that people want to cut out whole food groups,” she said. “But you alwaysneed a balanced, healthy diet of foods in all groups.” “Unfortunately,” she said, “another study asked dieters how much weight loss would makethem happy, satisfied or disappointed, and the most common ‘disappointed’ response was 15percent or less.” After a week or more of your normal life-style, you’ll get a more reliable count of the poundsyou’ve gained. “Setting too high a weight-loss goal leads to discouragement,” Crawley said. “It makes youput off changes, such as buying new clothes that fit. But weight loss is difficult. You need toreward yourself — with things that aren’t food. No diet will be successful if you don’t feelgood about yourself.” Many dieters focus on fats. And trimming dietary fats can be important. But don’t try toeliminate them. “A totally fat-free diet would not be good for you,” Crawley said. “Fats makefat-soluble vitamins available to you, and they make your diet more satisfying.” A reasonable weight-loss goal, she said, should be no more than 15 percent of your pre-lossweight. If you want to lose more than that, make 15 percent your goal anyway. Once you losethat weight and stabilize there, then you can re-evaluate. Once dieters have lost that 10 percent to 15 percent, though, most are satisfied. “They feelbetter, and they realize how hard that weight loss was,” she said.center_img Americans tend to eat too many fats, she said. The general rule is that fats should be no morethan 30 percent of the calories you eat. “But that percentage varies from person to person,” shesaid. The so-called ideal weights from charts sometimes lead people to set unrealistic weight-lossgoals, Crawley said. “Studies have shown that dieters are most successful in losing only 10percent to 15 percent of their pre-loss weight,” she said. Crawley isn’t a stickler for the “ideal weights” on height-weight charts. As soon as the overindulging ends, holiday frolickers swarm into commercial weight-losscenters or starve themselves at home, intent on shedding the pounds they’ve gained. A University of Georgia expert says that’s the wrong approach. Even if you didn’t hold back in your holiday eating, use restraint in your post-holiday diet,said Connie Crawley. She’s an Extension Service food, nutrition and health specialist with theUGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Exercise is a critical part of weight loss, too. “Include weight training, aerobics and stretchingin your regular activities,” she said. “To lose weight, you need to exercise five to seven days aweek.” The healthiest choice, she said, is to monitor what you eat, not what you weigh. “Food diariesare the No. 1 way to keep your weight down,” she said. “Then you can decide what little things to do to get the weight back off,” she said.last_img read more

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Dylan Donahue reverts to old form scoring 4 goals to lead Syracuse past Colgate, 18-3

By on September 16, 2020

first_img Published on May 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Dylan Donahue didn’t participate during Saturday’s Senior Day festivities even though it was his last regular season game in the Carrier Dome. He did that last year with his senior class.But when the redshirt senior took the field against Colgate, he couldn’t have looked more like his former self. He scored four goals, just the second time this year he’s scored more than two. That was a feat he accomplished 10 times last year.After a season-long transformation from Syracuse’s finisher on the crease to its feeder behind the net, Donahue returned to the player he was in years past. One that capitalizes on his own once his hands are free.“You got to make the most of your opportunities,” Donahue said.The No. 5 Orange (11-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) pushed Colgate (4-10, 2-6 Patriot) around en route to a dominant 18-3 win on Saturday in front of 2,094 fans in the Dome. While SU bullied the Raiders in every facet, Donahue’s presence in key plays was more consistent than anything. Syracuse went to its backups before the first quarter even ended, but Donahue, a top candidate for the Tewaaraton Award, lacrosse’s Heisman Trophy, kept himself relevant throughout nearly the entire game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEntering Saturday, Donahue led the Orange with 30 assists and his 2.1 assists per game ranked 10th in the country. But scoring-wise, he was tied with three others for second most goals on SU with 24 after notching 50 a year ago.Jessica Sheldon | Staff PhotographerAgainst the Raiders, he broke out of his scoring shell — 83 days since the last time he scored more than twice in a game.“It makes us more dangerous if we’re not just giving the ball to one person all the time going to the goal,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “It’s all good this time of year. It makes it harder for opposing teams to focus on just one or two players.”Four minutes into the second quarter, Colgate put its long-stick midfielder on Derek DeJoe and left more dynamic scoring threats Sergio Salcido and Nick Mariano with more favorable matchups of short-stick midfielders.Salcido, who’s recorded an average of four points per game in the last five contests, dodged down the left alley. His speed forced the defense to move and created space for Donahue inside. Salcido slung the ball to him right in front of the crease and Donahue finished calmly.In three career games against Colgate, Donahue’s scored 10 goals and dished two assists.“He’s been a pain in our ass for three seasons,” Raiders head coach Mike Murphy said. “Great player. Great, great player.”Even with the game out of hand, Donahue kept pouring on. He absorbed a check that drew a flag and then curled around the left side of the goal. He noticed his defender was overplaying him so he would have a good angle to get in front of the goal for a quality shot.Not only did Donahue get there, but he drew another flag as he was pushed to the ground. But before the push affected Donahue, he slung the ball out of his stick and into the back of the net.“I was just trying to be patient,” Donahue said.Donahue spent his final season with Syracuse as the quarterback of a team with six scoring options on the field at all times. But on Saturday, he was the scoring option. Rather than passing to the player with the hot hand, he was the one who had it. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Syracuse men’s lacrosse extends win streak to 5 games in 18-3 victory over ColgateFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse men’s lacrosse’s 18-3 win over Colgatelast_img read more

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