A chicken and pistachio sandwich made by a chef from Lebanon was named the ‘best sandwich in the world’ at the recent Délifrance International Sandwich Competition, which was held at Lyon’s Sandwich and Snack Show.Six nations competed for the title at the international final of the Délifrance Sandwich World Cup, with Samer Baaklini of Lebanon scooping the top prize for his chicken and pistachio ‘sablet’ on ciabatta bread.During the competition, chefs from France, Germany, Sweden, Lebanon, Belgium and the UK were asked to demonstrate the creation of a sandwich using Délifrance bread that was original, nutritional, quick and easy to prepare.The UK’s represetnative Ian Jones, senior sous chef at the Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Worsley Park, came fourth with a focaccia filled with crab meat, fresh mayonnaise and watercress.Ian Dobbie, MD of Délifrance UK, said: “The competition this year was incredibly high and we are extremely proud of Ian and his impressive performance in front of a panel of highly acclaimed judges and television cameras. The Lebanon entry already holds the HORECA 2009 title for Most Creative Sandwich in the Middle East so we were beaten by a worthy opponent and look forward to 2013.”The UK has twice held the global title of ‘best sandwich maker in the world’ – in 2005 with Birmingham chef Edward Antonini’s exotic spicy American chicken panini and in 2009 Exeter chef Seth Ward clinched the title with his Rustic Ruby sandwich.
Mountain bikers and road racers alike can find riding nirvana in the mountains and valleys of Patrick County, Virginia, and the best of both will travel there in May and June for top-tier races.Perched at the point where the Blue Ridge Mountains crash into the rolling hills of Piedmont Virginia, the county is home to a wide variety of biking options, from 15 miles of epic trail at I.C. DeHart Park in Woolwine to the sweeping panoramas of ridgetop runs on the Blue Ridge Parkway.I.C. DeHart Park will host the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Virginia State Championships on May 19. Known as the Bootlegger’s Blitz, the roughly 15-mile race showcases the park’s numerous features, including rock gardens, drops, screaming descents, mountains, creek crossings, and more. The race is part of the Southern Classic Mountain Bike Series and Virginia Off-Road Series, with prizes for different age groups and skill levels.Two weeks later, the Big Ivy Grand Fondo Charity Bike Event at Primland on June 3 gives a completely different look at cycling in Patrick County. The event, which benefits local EMS services, offers challenging 14, 33, 52 and 75-mile routes on paved roads through hills and mountains, with great support, a post-ride meal, and performance awards—all based at Primland, a luxury Blue Ridge resort that offers ATV tours, disc golf, golf, hunting, fishing, and all sorts of adventures at its 12,000-acre property.The race events signify the quality of bicycling in Patrick County, which offers plenty of additional options for hiking, golfing, camping, fishing, hunting, and kayaking.I.C. DeHart Park is a great ride no matter the season, with two loops that offer a multitude of ride options. The route used for Shiner’s Revenge XXC and Bootlegger’s Blitz XC offers a taste of everything, and 90 percent of the route is singletrack. The park is located on the former estate of Isaac C. DeHart, who operated a roller and grist mill and legal distillery. The park has a picnic shelter, children’s playground, two tennis courts, a walking trail, baseball field and horseshoe pitching area. Admission is free.Road cyclists will want to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway, which offers stunning views and a variety of loop options with paved backroads that descend and climb the Blue Ridge Plateau. Consider the 64-mile Mabry Mill Challenge, or a 41-mile ride from Meadows of Dan to Willis Gap to Squirrel Spur.For shorter options, check out the newly built Mayo River Trail in Stuart and the bike trails at Fairy Stone State Park.Unwind after your ride with a visit to one of the county’s wineries, Stanburn Winery, and Villa Appalaccia Winery. Enjoy a meal at one of Patrick County’s numerous restaurants, a cup of coffee from Honduras Coffee Shop, or a local-made treat at Nancy’s Candy Company. Listen to old-time mountain music along the Crooked Road Music Heritage Trail, and explore the county’s deep arts scene.Patrick County, Virginia: Experience the simple life.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Oceanside native Devin Logan poses with her silver medal in a #SochiSelfie that NBC posted on Twitter.Long Island native Devin Logan made history Tuesday in Sochi by claiming a spot on the medal podium in women’s ski slopestyle, the event’s debut on the Olympic stage.The 20-year-old, who grew up in Oceanside before later moving to Vermont, captured the silver medal with a first-run score of 85.40.Her name will forever grace the ski slopestyle history books along with Canadian skiers Dara Howell, who soared to first place with an impressive score of 94.20 and Kim Lamarre, whose score of 85.00 was good enough for bronze.“We are the first ones,” Logan said, according to Team USA’s website. “We made history.”Click Here: Meet Long Island’s 2014 Winter OlympiansThe three-time Winter X Games winner blasted a message from Sochi to her hundreds of Facebook fans, thanking them for their support as she relished in the moment.“Still can’t believe that this is real!” she said.In an interview with the Press prior to the Games, Logan described the Olympics’ newest event as “high-flying, high-risk.” Although ski slopestyle is foreign to most viewers—and even many passionate sports fans—Logan said she thought most people would be “amazed” with the competitors’ aerial theatrics.Despite her talents, Logan’s ascent to the pinnacle of her sport wasn’t easy. She had to battle a serious knee injury that kept her off the slopes for most of the 2012 season.With her comeback complete, Logan now has one more highlight event to conquer in the next week: her 21st birthday.
New Delhi: Pooja Dhanda created history for India in the World Wrestling Championships by securing the bronze medal with a stunning 10-7 win over the 2017 European champion Grace Jacob Bullen in Budapest on Thursday.Dhanda became only the fourth Indian woman wrestler after Alka Tomar, Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat to secure a medal in the World Championships. Earlier, in the men’s section, Bajrang Punia had secured a historic silver medal, making him the only Indian wrestler to win two medals in the event. Read More | LIVE | CBI War: Supreme Court to hear Director Alok Verma’s plea challenging forced leave todayDhanda’s bronze medal was the first for India in six years, with Babita Phogat having won the bronze medal in 2012. Dhanda’s efforts was the only saving grace for India on a day when the other big names in wrestling failed to make it to the medal round. Ritu Phogat could not emulate the effort of her sisters as she crashed out of contention for a medal. Sakshi Malik, who had won bronze in the 2016 Rio Olympics, squandered a 2-1 lead and was eliminated from the medal’s race. Read More | Strife-torn Tamil Nadu losing grip in national politicsIn the men’s section, none of the four Indian wrestlers could make it to the medal rounds in the Greco-Roman category.Dhanda’s bronze in the World Championship continued her great run in 2018, when she settled for silver in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.Dhanda’s bronze medal was the first for India in six years, with Babita Phogat having won the bronze medal in 2012. Dhanda’s efforts was the only saving grace for India on a day when the other big names in wrestling failed to make it to the medal round. Ritu Phogat could not emulate the effort of her sisters as she crashed out of contention for a medal. Sakshi Malik, who had won bronze in the 2016 Rio Olympics, squandered a 2-1 lead and was eliminated from the medal’s race. In the men’s section, none of the four Indian wrestlers could make it to the medal rounds in the Greco-Roman category.Dhanda’s bronze in the World Championship continued her great run in 2018, when she settled for silver in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
“They’re hoping the closer to the draft we get some team is going to realize they will miss out on (Dwayne) Haskins or (Drew) Lock … or just remember that Rosen is better than either of them … and pony up a late first-rounder,” the anonymous executive told Bleacher Report.Rosen’s future with the franchise has been highly speculated this offseason as the draft nears. The belief by many is that the Cardinals will select Kyler Murray with the top pick and then trade Rosen. Despite the rumors, Rosen is still expected to report for the start of the team’s voluntary offseason workout program Monday. Related News Coach Kliff Kingsbury has remained positive about Rosen’s fit with Arizona as well, and reiterated numerous times that the 22-year-old quarterback is still the leader of his team. “People have said a lot of things that are misconceptions, if you will,” Kingsbury said last month, per SNY. “Josh is a tremendous player, I’ve always thought, watching him at UCLA. He played his best football in a spread system, some similarities to what we do. He’s a tremendous thinker, very cerebral, can throw it with anybody.The Cardinals finished 2018 with a league-worst 3-13 record, missing the playoffs for a third straight season. Rosen, selected with the 10th overall pick in the 2018 draft, struggled during his rookie season as he completed 55.2 percent of his passes for 2,278 yards. He threw for 11 touchdowns and had 14 interceptions in 14 games. Josh Rosen expected to participate in Cardinals’ offseason workout program, report says The Cardinals may not be ready to make a move with Josh Rosen yet, but that’s not stopping other teams around the league from making offers for the quarterback.Arizona has already received two offers for Rosen, according to Bleacher Report, citing an AFC executive. However, the report notes the Cardinals want to “save face” and get as close to a first-round pick as possible.