Fabulous Baker Brothers go stateside

first_imgTom and Henry Herbert, stars of Channel 4’s The Fabulous Baker Brothers, have been invited to recreate their show for the US, according to the latest reports.As reported on thisisgloucestershire.co.uk, the siblings have been invited by American television channel Discovery TV to make a US version of the show, currently in its second series in the UK.The pair, who run Hobbs House Bakery in Chipping Sodbury, are due to jet off to America this summer to make a two-part food and travelogue, starting in New Orleans.Tom Herbert said: “We will look at different food sub-cultures and what makes each area special. Henry and I will each cook something inspired by the area. In New Orleans, for instance, we’ll look at Creole culture, the music, history and food.“It’s very exciting. I keep pinching myself. If it goes well, then we’ll make more programmes.”The move comes as Paul Hollywood, judge on BBC Two’s The Great British Bake Off, revealed last month he would be taking up the same role in an American version of the show called The Great American Baking Competition, which is due to air in the US in May.last_img read more

Mikel Leads Under-23 Team to ‘Defy’ NFF

first_imgJAPANESE FAN’S CASH BONUSWhile millions of Nigerians are still celebrating the solitary medal (bronze) won in the football event last Saturday by the gallant Under-23 team at the just concluded Rio Olympics, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the players led by their captain John Mikel Obi have been at daggers drawn over the money donated to the team by a generous Japanese billionaire, Katsuya Takasu.Although the NFF had officially denied the news making the rounds that it wanted to collect the $390,000 on behalf of the team which the reports stated that the players flatly rejected, it was gathered that hours after the team’s victory over Honduras, coach Samson Siasia and Obi received the money from the Japanese plastic surgeon. Earlier on Saturday, the NFF had issued a statement quoting president Amaju Pinnick as saying it was mischievous to say that the body planned to use the donation to offset the backlog of salaries owed its coaches, adding that the NFF was merely conducting an integrity test on the donation and the donor.The Japanese fan in redeeming his pledge to the team wrote out two Citibank cheques — $200,000 in favour of Siasia and $190,000 in favour of Mikel.A member of the team, who craved anonymity, disclosed last night: ”We have resolved that no matter what, we will not surrender this cash to the NFF.“Mikel has insisted all of us will get our share of the money. That we should not mind what the people in the NFF are saying.“He will make available this cash when he comes for next month’s AFCON qualifier against Tanzania in Uyo.”According to him, a meeting by the team had resolved that both players and officials would receive equal amount of the cash, while Obi had said that he would give part of his share to Siasia so that the coach’s share would be more than that of individual player in the squad.It was further gathered that the sharing formula agreed at the meeting would be a flat rate for the 22 players (18 accredited players and four alternate players) and 10 officials.A further check also revealed that the Nigerian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan had written to the Sports Ministry to confirm knowledge of the decision of the Japanese doctor to reward the U-23 team, but the Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung insisted that he would not be part of the generous gift saying: “We want to protect Nigeria’s image.”An official in the Under-23 team said that the desperation on the part of the players to share the money without the support of their principals was borne out of the fact that similar donations to the national football teams by philanthropists in the past were never released to the players.“When the Super Eagles won the African Cup of Nations in 2013, prominent Nigerians made pledges and till date nothing came out till date.“A while ago in 2005 when coach Samson Siasia led Nigeria to come second at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Holland, former Governor of Balyelsa State, late Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, donated $50,000 to the team through NFF and nothing has been heard about the money till date following the dissolution of the camp after the tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Kearns makes one change for Sligo clash

first_imgThe match day panel is as follows:1.          Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash  2.          Kevin Fahey – Clonmel Commercials  3.          Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers  4.          Ciarán Mc Donald – Aherlow  5.          Jimmy Feehan  – Killenaule  6.          Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers  7.          Shane Leahy – Arravale Rovers  8.          Alan Moloney – Rockwell Rovers  9.          Martin Dunne – Moyle Rovers  10.        Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle   11.        Peter Acheson (Capt.) – Moyle Rovers  12.        Jason Lonergan – Clonmel Commercials  13.        Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen  14.        Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials  15.        Philip Austin – Borrisokane Kevin Fahey moves to corner-back with Shane Leahy named at right half-back.A victory over the Yeats County will guarantee that Tipp won’t be relegated.Promotion is still a possibility for the Premier County too however for that to transpire results will have to go their way on the final day of the regular season.   Subs:  16.        Ciarán Kendrick – Moyle Rovers  17.        Billy Hewitt – Ardfinnan  18.        George Hannigan – Shannon Rovers  19.        Liam Casey – Cahir  20.        Donagh Leahy – Arravale Rovers  21.        Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty                                        22.        Donal Lynch – Clonmel Commercials  23.        John O’Callaghan – Ballyporeen  24.        Mark Hanley – Aherlow  25.        Kevin O’Halloran – Portroe  26.        Stephen Quirke – Moyle RoversTipp FM’s live coverage of the match gets underway at 1.50pm and will be brought to you in association with Tipperary Renault.ie.last_img read more