L’Aquila tops off bakery

first_imgL’Aquila, an importer and distributor of Mediterranean vegetable ingredients, has launched a new range designed to fill or top lunchtime bakery snacks, including pizza, focaccia and sandwiches.These include: borlotti baked beans in a rich Italian-style tomato sauce; semi-dried spinach; chargrilled Italian aubergines and courgettes; Sicilian caponata; and Sicilian cherry tomato and green olive tapenade.Other products on offer from L’Aquila include dried and frozen wild and exotic cultivated mushrooms, truffles, chargrilled, marinated Mediterranean vegetables, sun-dried and semi-dried tomatoes, pestos, pastes, saffron and paprika.The company supplies independent retailers, multiples, department stores, catering wholesalers and food manufacturers.www.laquila.co.uklast_img read more

Week 14 Fantasy Busts: Jeff Wilson Jr., Spencer Ware among risky starts in rough matchups

first_imgChicago Bears vs. Rams (Iyer). Don’t be arrogant thinking they are matchup proof against that offense. Todd Gurley can keep L.A. from throwing too much and making mistakes.Full Week 14 D/ST rankingsBaltimore Ravens @ Chiefs (Lutovsky). The Ravens D/ST has proven to be a front-runner this year, and even though it came through in a fairly tough matchup last week in Atlanta, there’s no way you can trust them in Kansas City. Aside from the Week 11 anomaly when the Chiefs turned it over five times and allowed two defensive TDs to the Rams, Kansas City has only once allowed even five fantasy points to a D/ST. You can’t pick a bust now. You just can’t. With most fantasy football leagues now into the fantasy playoffs (and for those that aren’t, it’s the final week of the regular season), teams are in do-or-die mode. Picking busts in Week 14 can ultimately sink your championship hopes, so it’s important to be aware of matchups — especially for recent waiver pickups like Jeff Wilson Jr. and Spencer Ware —  when making start ’em, sit ’em decisions.Last time out, our bust picks were generally fairly accurate. At running back, Carlos Hyde put up a complete dud while Sony Michel and Peyton Barber were only middle of the road, at best. Both Dak Prescott and Baker Mayfield had mediocre output at QB, though some garbage-time production saved Mayfield from a completely devastating outing. And in terms of pass catchers, A.J. Green’s injury confirmed that he was a bust, so our bold pick there ended up being right. We’ll try to carry over that success into Week 14. Week 14 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerThese busts are just here to help guide you. If you truly want to start one, go right ahead. Just know that the matchup may not be as favorable on paper as you might think it is. For our Week 14 sleeper picks, go here.WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 14 fantasy football busts: Running backsSpencer Ware, Chiefs vs. Ravens (Jacob Camenker). Ware is the new lead back in Kansas City, but he is in an extremely difficult matchup with a Ravens defense that has allowed the fewest fantasy points to RBs this season. Considering that Ware only generated 52 total yards on 15 touches against the Raiders’ poor run defense last week, it may be difficult for him to get going against Baltimore.Josh Adams, Eagles @ Cowboys (Vinnie Iyer). Darren Sproles and Corey Clement beingsprinkled in more doesn’t bode well for him ahead of facing a good power run defense.Jeff Wilson Jr., 49ers vs. Broncos (Lutovsky). Wilson will start in place of Matt Breida (ankle), and after a solid Week 13 showing, plenty of fantasy owners are likely looking forward to using him. But keep in mind Alfred Morris will likely be active this week, which will take away some touches. Plus, Denver’s run defense has shaped up since allowing back-to-back 200-yard rushers earlier this year. Since Week 6, Denver hasn’t allowed any RB to top 82 yards, nor has it allowed any RB rushing touchdowns. Kareem Hunt is the only running back to score against the Broncos in that span, which is saying something since they’ve faced David Johnson, Lamar Miller, Melvin Gordon, James Conner, and Joe Mixon.​WEEK 14 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsWeek 14 fantasy football busts: QuarterbacksCarson Wentz, Eagles @ Cowboys (Camenker). The Cowboys have been the eighth-best fantasy defense against QBs this year, and they just limited Drew Brees to fewer than 10 fantasy points at home. Carson Wentz has been struggling in recent weeks, and his outlook shouldn’t improve in a tough matchup with the Cowboys. Kirk Cousins, Vikings @ Seahawks (Iyer). It’s a prime-time game against a good pressure D on the road. It’s likely Cousins will struggle to put viable enough numbers with volume again in a big game.Jared Goff, Rams @ Bears. (Lutovsky). Goff has been mostly matchup-proof, but so has the Bears defense. Chicago allows the second-fewest fantasy points to QBs, and over the past five games, they’ve allowed a 5:10 TD-to-INT ratio to quarterbacks. Goff still has a decent floor, but his ceiling is certainly lower than usual.Full Week 14 QB rankingsMORE WEEK 14 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderWeek 14 fantasy football busts: Wide receiversAdam Humphries, Buccaneers vs. Saints (Camenker). Humphries has at least 54 yards and a TD in each of the past three weeks. But as a wise man once pointed out to me, players like Humphries simply do not score in four straight games. He has some yardage upside against a leaky Saints defense, but it seems more likely that the team will attack them on the outside with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin (like they did in Week 1). So, Humphries may not live up to his WR3 billing this week.Alshon Jeffery, Eagles @ Cowboys (Iyer). He just doesn’t look good and a matchup with Byron Jones doesn’t feel good — especially with Golden Tate suddenly gaining more trust.DeVante Parker, Dolphins vs. Patriots (Lutovsky). Go ahead, get excited about Parker after he scored last week. Spoiler alert: He’s going to flop this week. He always does. Maybe he has a chance if Danny Amendola (knee) is out again, but otherwise…nah.Full Week 14 WR rankingsWeek 14 fantasy football busts: Tight endsJordan Reed, Redskins vs. Giants (Camenker). Mark Sanchez is the new quarterback in Washington. That’s a downgrade to all skill-position weapons, and Reed is a risky play as a result.Cameron Brate, Buccaneers vs. Saints (Iyer). New Orleans has been solid against the position all season (see the Zach Ertz game) so he is very hard to trust.Kyle Rudolph, Vikings @ Seahawks (Lutovsky). After a moment in the sun in Week 12, Rudolph flopped in a favorable matchup in Week 13, catching all three of his targets for 38 yards. The Seahawks allow the eighth-fewest fantasy points to TEs, so there’s no real reason to trust Rudolph.Full Week 14 TE rankingsWeek 14 fantasy busts: DefensesMinnesota Vikings @ Seahawks (Camenker). It’s always tough to play in Seattle, and Russell Wilson has been playing very well as of late. If the Vikings can’t get pressure on him, they will struggle to generate any sort of points, as Wilson has only thrown two picks since Week 3.last_img read more

Chris Taylor’s 4 hits pace Dodgers’ win over Tigers

first_imgDETROIT >> They are holding the annual Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit this weekend. Billed as the largest auto event in the world, it features thousands of classic and vintage automobiles rolling over a 16-mile stretch of local road.Meanwhile, another dream cruise continued at Comerica Park where the Dodgers battered the Detroit Tigers, 8-5, Friday night.The Dodgers had 12 hits and six walks (extending their major-league leading total to 491) in the game including four hits from Chris Taylor – and one from Adrian Gonzalez, a double in his first major league at-bat since June 11.“I’m just happy I’m not the guy who messed things up,” joked Gonzalez, who also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. “I’m just glad we won.” “We’re going to enjoy it like we do every win and then be ready to go again at 4 (o’clock) tomorrow.”The Tigers proved little more than a speed bump Friday.They did put up two runs in the first inning against Dodgers starter Rich Hill, but the Dodgers doubled that with a four-run second inning. In his first at-bat since returning from the DL, Gonzalez had the first of the Dodgers’ six doubles in the game. Logan Forsythe drove in one run with a single and Chris Taylor did the same with the first of his two doubles. Corey Seager gave the Dodgers the lead with a two-run single.“We do a lot of answering back,” Roberts said of the Dodgers’ offense. “When they score first, we seem to respond with a run or two. Tonight, we did that twice and we tacked on a couple more.”Back-to-back doubles by Joc Pederson and Taylor in the fourth inning produced two more runs. Forsythe doubled and scored his third run of the game in the sixth.For Taylor (who played shortstop for the first time since June so Seager could DH), it was his third four-hit game and 31st multi-hit game of a remarkable breakout season. He is batting .367 in the leadoff spot for the Dodgers this year.Hill went five innings and the Dodgers’ bullpen did a sloppy job of closing it out, allowing eight hits over the final four innings. Josh Fields gave up a home run to Victor Martinez in the sixth and Kenley Jansen a home run to Justin Upton in the ninth.It was Upton’s second homer and fourth hit of the game as he finished a triple shy of a cycle. That’s all the Dodgers seem to do these days.The win was their 12th consecutive over an American League team, one short of matching the record for consecutive interleague victories shared by three teams (the 2003-04 New York Yankees, 2004 Tampa Bay Rays and 2013-14 Miami Marlins).The win also moved the Dodgers 52 games over .500 (86-34) for the first time since they ended the 1953 season with a 105-49 record.And another signpost along the way – the Dodgers have not lost a game in which they scored at least four runs since June 15 (a 12-5 loss in Cleveland). According to Stats LLC, there have only been three streaks longer than the Dodgers’ current stretch of 37 consecutive wins in those games – 42 in a row by the 1954 Cleveland Indians, 41 in a row by the 1906 New York Giants and 38 in a row by the 1898 Boston Beaneaters.“It’s incredible – all the different numbers that people are throwing together and throwing at us,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of the nightly comparison with history. “That’s fun for us to hear and it’s a credit to these guys that we keep hearing those crazy statistics. When you’re talking about baseball history, there’s been a lot of great teams throughout our history. For us to be in the same breath and conversation, it’s ridiculous. It’s crazy.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Which Football Club in BiH was ranked the best at the end of 2016?

first_imgIn 2016, the FC Sarajevo was the best ranked BiH club on UEFA’s ranking.Sarajevo is on the 250th place with a coefficient of 5.300. Behind Sarajevo is Željezničar, on the 269th place with a coefficient of 4.800. Although neither of these teams performed on the European scene in the past season, they still have more points than all other BiH clubs.The failure to qualify for European championships certainly influenced the poorer ranking of the clubs in comparison with the year before, when both teams ended the season on higher positions than now. Both premier league clubs from Sarajevo cannot allow themselves not to qualify for the European competitions this year as well, because that would further influence the ranking at the end of the year.First on the list is Real Madrid, followed by Bayern and Barcelona. Complete list and ranking of clubs is available here.When it comes to other BiH clubs, Zrinjski is currently 300th (4.050), while Široki Brijeg is on the 318th place (3.550). Olimpic, Sloboda and Radnik have the identical coefficient of 1.550 and they are on the 409th place. These clubs played fewer matches than the other premier league clubs and therefore their coefficient is lower.(Source: hayat.ba)last_img read more