Men’s basketball cruises past Texas in wire-to-wire victory

first_imgReddIt “Coach has really been stressing to us that we have to find a way to get off to better starts so we feel like if we can get in the lane and attack early that it really opens things up throughout the rest of the game for us,” TCU guard Desmond Bane said. “Kouat shooting well, going inside to Vlad, we just spread the ball around with the 23 assists, only six turnovers, it was a good game offensively for us.” Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleHoroscope: February 10, 2018Next articleHoroscope: February 11, 2018 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU forward Kouat Noi shoots a three-pointer against Texas. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto Garrett Podell It was quite a contrast to the first matchup between these two teams when the Longhorns narrowly defeated TCU Jan. 10 in double-overtime, 99-98. The Horned Frogs led by as many as 17 points, 57-40, with three and a half minutes into the second half.“They had trouble stopping us and we seemed to answer with baskets going inside and it was inside out,” Dixon said. “I don’t think we settled. We attacked with penetration and interior touches.”TCU guard Desmond Bane drives to the rim against Texas. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Linkedin + posts Twitter Longhorn center and probable NBA lottery pick in the upcoming draft Mohamed Bamba was the lone bright spot for Texas with 23 points to go along with five rebounds and a block. TCU was able to neutralize Bamba’s presence defensively, as the first-year student finished with five fewer blocks than he did in the first matchup.“I thought our bigs went at him more,” Dixon said. “I think we passed better on penetration, and maybe we’re better on offense now than we were then.”TCU forward Vladimir Broziansky posts up against Texas center Mohamed bamba. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoThe Horned Frogs overcame a lack of depth Saturday against the Longhorns as only seven scholarship players suited for TCU with guard Shawn Olden’s concussion in addition to point guard Jaylen Finisher being out for the season. Dixon was unsure of Olden’s availability for TCU’s next game in two days. “The concussion thing is always interesting because the kid says he wants to play and the doctor says he can’t play,” Dixon said. “We’ve had a lot of those this year with Hamdy wanting to play against Vanderbilt, the doctor said no. Same thing here. That’s pretty normal with concussion protocol, and he’ll be complaining all day saying he’s ready to play Monday. The doctors will have a response.” Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU guard Alex Robinson drives to the hoop against Texas. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto Up NextTCU (17-8, 5-7) has a quick turnaround with its next matchup coming against the No. 19 West Virginia in Morgantown. They’ll be an angry Mountaineers squad looking to avenge its Jan. 22 defeat against TCU in Fort Worth, as well as a team looking to avoid a losing streak at home following its 88-85 loss against Oklahoma State Saturday.“I’m proud of our guys,” Dixon said. “We’ll get ready for West Virginia.”  printThe Horned Frogs jumped out to an early lead Saturday in Fort Worth against the Texas Longhorns, buoyed by TCU forwards Kouat Noi and Vladimir Brodziansky, and never relinquished its edge, winning 87-71. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ The redshirt first-year student was given his second career start and proceeded to hit his first three shots, all from behind the arc. Noi led all scorers at the half with 15 points, and he finished the contest with 18 points.“Coach always preaches staying ready, so whenever I get the chance I’m always going to be ready to shoot or drive and look for the open man,” Noi said. “I give the credit to my teammates for finding me throughout the game.”Kouat Noi pulls up for a three-pointer against Texas. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Noi will likely be a fixture in the starting lineup going forward.“He’s earned it, and we’ve always felt JD [Miller] was the better defender against the bigger guys, but we felt it was time to try it again,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “He’s going to have to play more perimeter with the rotation playing one of our wing spots. He was going to play more minutes no matter what, so it’s better to get him in at the start than sit him the first four or five minutes.” Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Dixon’s squad checked nearly every box in its wire-to-wire victory by out-rebounding the Longhorns 33-22, committing just six turnovers while Texas had 11 giveaways, and out-scoring Texas in the paint, 38-30.“The numbers speak for themselves,” Dixon said. “Defensively, still not quite there, but the main thing is that we only gave up five second-shots, and we did it with the short bench.” Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Twitter Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. TAGSJamie Dixon Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook ReddItlast_img read more

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WSJ: ‘The Climate for Coal Just Got Even Chillier’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Wall Street Journal:It’s been a pretty good 18 months for the coal industry following the disastrous price crash of 2015, but on Tuesday miners got a big lump in their stockings.BHP, the world’s largest mining company, announced it is reconsidering it’s membership in the U.S. Chamber of Congress, a skeptic on the latest global climate deal brokered in Paris, and may quit the World Coal Association, the industry’s lobby group. BHP cited the WCA’s support for abandoning Australia’s proposed Clean Energy Target as one reason for its preliminary decision to bow out.BHP’s action is largely symbolic but it still smarts coming from one of the grande dames of the mining world. It also comes as Rio Tinto, BHP’s big rival down under, is rapidly selling down its coal assets.The move is, of course, partly about public relations. But big companies like BHP and Rio ultimately make their decisions based on the bottom line, and BHP’s latest move is another sign that the business case for coal as a power-generation fuel is rapidly weakening—despite efforts by the Trump and Turnbull administrations to prop it up.Nearly 20% of BHP’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda) in fiscal year 2017 came from coal, and return on capital employed was a healthy 23%, higher than for all its other major commodities except iron ore. But most of that juice comes from metallurgical coal—used to make steel—and not thermal coal for power generation. BHP estimates that every $1 change in met coal prices will move its 2018 Ebitda by $43 million, compared with $18 million for every equal change in thermal coal price.Both types of coal, like most commodities, have done well in the past two years—roughly doubling in price since the end of 2015. But their outlooks are radically different. Large quantities of met coal will be needed for the foreseeable future for steel production, and good alternatives are lacking. Thermal coal, on the other hand, must compete for power-sector market share in a world awash in cheap natural gas and ever cheaper renewables.More ($): The Climate for Coal Just Got Even Chillier WSJ: ‘The Climate for Coal Just Got Even Chillier’last_img read more

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Don’t let coronavirus deliver a knockout blow to your strategic plan

first_imgBoxing legend Mike Tyson once famously said “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Sound familiar for your community bank or credit union strategic plan?For most credit unions and community banks, this thought is extremely poignant when thinking about your strategic plan as it existed pre-coronavirus. More than likely, you had what you thought was a functional strategic plan that was serving your goals at some level until earlier this year when it took a vicious right uppercut from the coronavirus.So, there lies your community bank or credit union strategic plan, flat on the mat with the ref working into his ten-count. What are you going to do?Think like another great boxer (albeit from the world of fiction). Rocky Balboa remarked “… it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Too few young Clippers to play all those old Spurs

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The few, the proud, the Clippers …It’s hard to tell who the old guys are in this series. Six Spurs are in their 30s including Tim Duncan, who’ll be 39 for Game 4; Manu Ginobili, 37; and Tony Parker, 32, assuming that was him getting outscored 52-11 by Chris Paul in Games 1 and 2.The Clippers are the athletic, highlight-reel team with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, both 26, and CP3, 29.Happily for the Spurs, just when they were about to be thrown on the garbage heap of NBA history — starting in 2008 when CP3’s New Orleans Hornets stunned them in the second round — they built a new, young team around their venerable Big Three. Unhappily for the Clippers, they’re still working on a supporting cast for their dynamic, young Big Three.Remember those posters coach Doc Rivers put up of his players, covering the Laker banners?If you look up there now, you see the starting five flanked by Jamal Crawford and some bearded guy I didn’t recognize right off.Oh, right, that’s Spencer Hawes. I didn’t recognize him without his ponytail.He was supposed to be an important piece, but it didn’t turn out that way. Four Clippers went 43 minutes or more in Wednesday’s overtime loss, but Hawes didn’t get on the floor.center_img And those, effectively, are your 2014-15 Clippers.However this series goes — and no, it’s not over, defeatist as Clippers tradition and Lakers fans would like to be — it’s not the old guys who are undermanned, seeing as how they have so much in the way of reinforcements.In Game 2, when the defending NBA champions walked the edge of a razor, their bench played 103 minutes to the Clipper reserves’ 47.Take out Ginobili and Crawford, who are essentially starters coming off the bench, and the Spurs’ reserves played 81 minutes to the Clippers’ 26, outscoring them 39-6.Rivers has a lot of ways to handle questions about his bench, including turning the pre-Game 1 media session into comedy standup when it started off with three questions about his bench.“Maybe we’re exaggerating the importance of the bench,” began the Los Angeles Times’ Bill Plaschke, about to ask another.“Apparently,” said Rivers, laughing. “That’s four questions.”Solutions require something more, like clearing out most of their reserves and getting better ones. Rivers hasn’t been able to and won’t get another shot until summer.So what happened to get the Clippers into this predicament?Two things. Rivers was a veteran coach but, effectively, a rookie GM when he arrived in 2013.Rivers took over a skeleton staff, owner Donald T. Sterling’s interpretation of lean and mean.The summer before, they lost GM Neil Olshey after letting his contract run out. Sterling, typically, put off any thought about an extension — this was the guy who had just landed CP3 — only to see Portland’s Paul Allen swoop in and hire him away.That summer, a committee handled personnel: coach Vinny del Negro, team president Andy Roeser, newly promoted GM Gary Sacks, and, in effect, CP3 as lead recruiter.By the way, they did great, signing Crawford, Barnes, Lamar Odom, Grant Hill and fielding the NBA’s highest-scoring bench.Rivers’ early choices — surely with help from CP3 — looked solid but didn’t turn out that way.When they made good ones — signing Darren Collison — they wound up with nothing to show for it.Collison backed up Paul brilliantly, but with Glen Davis, who’s really 6-7 3/4, forced to spell Jordan, the priority was a backup center, preferably one with shooting range.Hawes looked perfect, having just averaged 13.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and made 40 percent of his 3-pointers starting in Philadelphia.Well, he was perfect until he got here and his game went missing.“I’ve seen guys have horrible regular seasons and then break out in the playoffs,” said Rivers in March. “We still believe in him, just like the other 20 teams that wanted to sign him in the league.”It was worse than that. To get the money to sign Hawes, they had to cut Collison.To replace Collison, they signed Jordan Farmar, coming off his second Laker stint in which he reportedly alienated everyone on the staff.That was a non-starter, or at least a non-finisher. Farmar was cut Jan. 16.Rivers then brought in his son, a quirky hire since Austin wasn’t a point guard or a veteran with an established game.Rivers now has former assistants Dave Wohl (who worked under Doc in Orlando and Boston) and Kevin Eastman in the front office.So it’s a skeleton staff no longer, nor is there a rookie personnel guy in charge.Aside from that, the challenge remains.last_img read more

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Two Opportunities to Learn about Plum Street House Village for Homeless

first_imgFacebook258Tweet0Pin1Submitted by City of OlympiaIn early February, a new tiny house village for 40 homeless individuals will open its doors in Olympia. The public is invited to learn more about Plum Street Village at an information meeting on Thursday, January 17, at 6:00 p.m., in Room A of the Olympia Center, located at 222 Columbia St. NW. Following a presentation by the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), there will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions about the project.An additional opportunity to learn about Plum Street Village will be an open house at the village on Thursday, January 31, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. The village is located at 830 Union Ave SE, which is the City’s former plant nursery behind the Yashiro Japanese Garden. Come see the facility before residents move in and learn more about the operation and the volunteer builders who made it happen.About Plum Street VillageThe City of Olympia is leasing property and providing funding to the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) for the operation of this village. The village will include about 30 tiny houses for individuals and couples without children. Each unit is 8′ x 12′, is insulated, has electricity and heat, a window and a lockable door. The facility will also include a security house, a communal kitchen, meeting space, bathrooms, showers, laundry, a case management office and 24/7 staffing.This facility will allow some of Olympia’s most vulnerable unhoused residents to have a safe and secure place while transitioning to permanent housing. The Plum Street Tiny House Village will be an integral aspect of the housing continuum and connect residents to necessary services. LIHI Case Managers work with village residents to help them obtain housing, employment, health care, treatment, education, and other services.About LIHILIHI is a nonprofit developer and operator of over 2,200 units of affordable housing in the Puget Sound region, including Olympia and Lacey in Thurston County. They own and manage four buildings in the county including: Billy Frank Jr Place, Fleetwood Apartments, Magnolia Villa and Arbor House. LIHI has developed 10 Tiny House Villages in Seattle and has consulted on the development and operation of others across the state and country. The Seattle program has helped over 400 people transition into long-term housing, assisted over 200 in gaining employment, and has served and supported over 2,000 people.Learn MoreYou are can learn more about the City’s homeless response at our website: olympiawa.gov/homelessness. In a few weeks, the City of Olympia will launch a community-led planning process to determine how we, along with regional partners, will respond long-term to homelessness and its impacts. To receive updates about this and other homeless response actions, please sign up for email updates at olympiawa.gov/subscribe.last_img read more

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Future looks bright for local skater thanks to success Kootenay Regional Figure Skating Championships

first_imgThere were some strong results from veteren skaters as well. Charly DeFouw, 12, earned Gold in Jr. Silver Dance, Christina Champlin, 15, notched Gold for her Pre Novice short program, Courtney Shrieves, 15, placed seventh in Pre Introductory Interpretive, and Breanna Tomlin finished seventh in Introductory Interpretive.With teams travelling from across the region and officials and support services arriving from around the province, the competition was a huge logistical undertaking by the NFSC.“I can’t say enough about the community support we got- it was unbelievable,” commented NFSC President Jane Macleod, who has spent more than a year planning and organizing with the support of many local businesses.“I received so many comments on how well the event came off.”In the Star 1 category the Nelson results were: Lila Mckechnie, Gold; Leo Measures, Silver; Helene Keating, Silver; Tia Berrens, Silver; Mallory Pinske, Silver; Aurora Panko-Dool, Bronze.In Star 2 Isabella Kroker Kimber received Bronze while in Star 3 Tao measures received Silver and Angelica Ross, Bronze.In these levels skaters do not compete against each other but receive rankings from the judges of Gold, Silver or Bronze.Shaen Panko-Dool wrapped up her skating career by competing in two events, Bronze Elements and Star 4 Freeskate program finishing 8th and 9th in those events respectively.Complete Nelson skating results can be seen at neslonfigureskating.com. The region’s best young figure skaters squared off in Nelson last weekend at the Kootenay Regional Figure Skating Championships.Hosted by the Nelson Figure Skating Club (NFSC), the three-day event determined the 2013 champions across a range of categories from Elements to Pairs to the crowd- pleasing Interpretive programs.Thirteen skaters from the host club participated, giving friends and family a rare chance to see skaters compete on home ice.Considering the club has been plagued with injuries and a number of senior skaters gone from last season, coach Yoshie Measures was pleased with her club’s effort.“We have a number of young skaters in our Junior Academy program competing for the first time,” Measures said.“They are the club’s stars of tomorrow.”last_img read more

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Drake releasing two new songs to celebrate Raptors’ victory over the Warriors

first_imgGiven the fervent and sometimes aggravating way Drake rooted for the Toronto Raptors to become NBA champions, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the rapper and Canadian native found a splashy way to celebrate their victory over the Golden State Warriors.After the Raptors defeated the Warriors 114-110 in the NBA Finals on Thursday night, superfan Drake took to Instagram to announce he would release two new songs Friday.The tracks appear to be called “Omertà” and “Money in the Grave,” the …last_img read more

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MLB Winter Meetings: Madison Bumgarner’s market is already heating up

first_imgSAN DIEGO — Madison Bumgarner is accustomed to being the center of attention.So it’s no surprise that Bumgarner’s free agency is one of the hottest early topics of this year’s Winter Meetings.The former San Francisco Giants starter is considered one of the top pitchers available this offseason and as the market for ace Gerrit Cole takes shape, so does the market for the No. 1 left-hander. Multiple reports have indicated Bumgarner is seeking a five-year deal similar to the one …last_img read more

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Celebrate Whole Grains Month with sweet corn and other favorites

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest September is Whole Grains Month. Paul asked me why is it Whole Grains Month? I told him it is because the Whole Grains Council wants to promote whole grains. He says it can’t be as important as Dairy Month. It is just as important. However, in today’s crazy food label world it just adds to the confusing food label lingo. Who knows what a whole grain is and how is it different than whole wheat? What does enriched mean? And the list goes on…The Whole Grains Council states that “Whole grains or foods made from them contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed. If the grain has been processed (e.g., cracked, crushed, rolled, extruded, and/or cooked), the food product should deliver approximately the same rich balance of nutrients that are found in the original grain seed.” Basically that means that whole grains are whole grains but even when a grain has been processed and all the parts are still in a product, it can claim it’s a whole grain. Some common whole grains include Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Corn, including whole cornmeal and popcorn, millet, oats, including oatmeal, quinoa, rice, both brown rice and colored rice, Rye, Teff, Triticale, Wheat, including varieties such as spelt, emmer, farro, einkorn, Kamut, durum and forms such as bulgur, cracked wheat and wheatberries and wild rice. To answer the whole wheat question, think of it like this: whole wheat is to whole grains like green beans are to vegetables.Recently during a wellness talk to Union County employees about whole grains, another great question came up. What is enriched? Enriched has nothing to do with whole grains and is a term from the FDA that states a product has added at least 10% more of the daily value of a single nutrient — typically vitamins and/or minerals — than the product had to begin with. For example enriched flour has been enriched with folic acid, iron and other minerals.It takes time to learn all the label lingo and to be able to decipher the truth. But why must we include whole grains you ask? The Mayo Clinic states: “Whole grains are better sources of fiber and other important nutrients, such as selenium, potassium and magnesium. So whenever you can, choose whole grains over refined grains.” Basically the more processed grains you eat, the more the nutrients have been greatly reduced.Did you notice corn in the whole grain list? How many kernels does the “average” ear of corn have? 800 arranged in 16 rows. What did one ear of corn say to the other ear of corn? Don’t look now but I think someone is stalking us. Corny jokes aside, corn is probably the all-time favorite whole grain in the Detwiler family. We love corn in most any form — sweet corn and popcorn being our favorite. Sweet corn is great side dish and can be included in a healthy diet. One medium ear has 90 calories, 18 grams of carbs, four grams of protein, 2.5 grams of fat, and two grams of fiber. Corn is the best dietary source of two antioxidants called Lutein and zeaxanthin. These yellow pigments play a significant role in good eye health. Everyone seems to have their favorite way to cook it boil it, grill it and recently I even tried microwaving it. It’s all yummy. The best tips are to eat it the day it’s picked. If you can’t, chilling it helps keep the sugar content up. We started growing popcorn just to support Paul’s popcorn habit, which exceeds three gallons a week! Ruby Red is his favorite, which is a smaller kernel with less hull packed with more flavor. Popcorn is a great snack if you can skip all the butter on it. Three cups has only 90 calories, one gram of fat, 18 grams of carbs, and three grams of fiber.Celebrate whole grains month by including some of these great tasting “whole grain” corn recipes.Two-corn polenta with tomatoes, basil and cheese www.cookinglight.com 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 cups chopped onion (2 medium) 4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears) 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 cup instant dry polenta 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup chopped tomato 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil  Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in broth, corn, and garlic; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Slowly add polenta, stirring with a whisk until polenta is thick (about 5 minutes). Add cheese, stirring to melt. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove from heat; sprinkle with tomato and basil. Serve immediately. Yield: 7-1 cup servings CALORIES 194 (20% from fat); FAT 4.3g (sat 1.5g,mono 1.8g,poly 0.4g); IRON 1.1mg; CHOLESTEROL 6mg; CALCIUM 134mg; CARBOHYDRATE 31.6g; SODIUM 457mg; PROTEIN 8.9g; FIBER 4.6g Quinoa toss with chickpeas and herbs www.bhg.com  1 c quinoa2 c chicken or vegetable broth2 ears of fresh corn or 1 c frozen, thawed15 oz. can chickpea½ c crumbled feta cheese1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion3 Tbsp. snipped fresh basil2 Tbsp. snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley¼ cup olive oil2 Tbsp. lemon juice1 cup diced, cooked beetsRomaine leaves  Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve under cold running water; drain. In saucepan bring broth to boiling. Add quinoa. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Remove from heat; set aside to cool.Cut corn from cobs. Rinse and drain chickpeas. In bowl combine quinoa, corn, chickpeas, cheese, onion, and herbs. For dressing, in bowl whisk together oil, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add to quinoa mixture; toss to coat.Cover and let stand at least 1 hour, or cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Bring to room temperature before serving. Stir in beets just before serving. Serve in bowls lined with romaine leaves. Makes 8 (1-cup) servings. Nutrition Facts: Per serving: 270 cal, 11 g fat, 7 mg chol., 665 mg sodium, 37 g carb, 6 g fiber, 9 g pro Fresh corn salad  8 ears fresh corn (husked and cleaned)¼ cup olive oil¼ cup cider vinegar1 ½ tsp lemon juice¼ cup fresh parsley (chopped)1 tsp sugar¼ tsp salt1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil1-2 cloves garlic1/8 tsp cayenne pepper2 large tomatoes (seeded and chopped)1/3 cup green pepper (chopped)¼ cup sweet red pepper (chopped)½ cup onion (chopped)  Cook corn for 5-7 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool and set aside. Mix oil, vinegar, lemon juice, parsley, sugar, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Cut cooled corn off the cob (4 cups). Add corn, tomatoes, onion and peppers to the oil mixture. Cover and chill overnight.Makes 8-1 cup servings. Nutrition information per serving: 162 calories; 8g fat; 20g carbohydrate; 3g protein; 76mg sodium; 3g fiber Corn and bacon dip from Taste of Home   1 package (8 ounces) lite cream cheese, soft1 cup (8 ounces) fat free sour cream1/4 cup lite mayonnaise2 garlic cloves, minced1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drainedOr 2 cups fresh cut cooked corn6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbledAssorted raw vegetables and/or crackers  In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in corn and bacon. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Serve with vegetables and/or crackers.Yield: 3 cups. 24-2Tbsp Servings: Snickerdoodle popcorn2/3 to ¾ c popcorn kernels4 Tbsp. butter ¼ c powdered sugar2 Tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. cinnamon Mix sugars & cinnamon. Pop popcorn. Melt butter and drizzle over popcorn. Stir to coat evenly. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Enjoy! Easy caramel popcorn1/2 c popcorn kernels 1c brown sugar 1/2 c butter                  ½-1 tsp salt1/4 c light corn syrup ½ tsp baking soda Pop popcorn kernels & pour into a large bowl. Melt butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and ½ tsp salt together over medium heat. Bring to boil. Boil for 4 minutes without stirring. Stir in baking soda & let foam. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and stir to coat completely. Pour on wax or parchment. Sprinkle remaining salt on top for a salty caramel taste. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.last_img read more

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Resource Discovery: Video on the Effects of Technology on Our Relationships

first_imgBy Rachel Dorman, M.S.Today’s Resource Discovery is a TED talk titled Connected, but alone? by Sherry Turkle. Sherry Turkle is a sociologist and psychologist who studies how technology impacts our individual lives and how it impacts our relationships. In this TED talk Sherry Turkle discusses how mobile technology and connectedness has changed us individually and how it has changed how we interact with others. She goes over some of the risks of being connected and how to combat the growing risks. As mental health professionals, it is important to be aware of the mental health risks associated with technology use and how to help your clients avoid and overcome them. This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S. She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

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