West Cornwall Pasty Co is branching out from hot savouries and will be offering cream teas this summer.The UK pasty chain is to launch traditional Cornish Cream Teas in its eat-in restaurant outlets. It will consist of a scone, an 8oz pot of Cornish clotted cream, strawberry jam and a pot of tea.“We are extremely proud of our Cornish roots and have been looking at expanding our ange of traditional Cornish products, as there is a clear demand for them from our customers,” commented Richard Nieto, chief executive for the firm.West Cornwall Pasty Co is the biggest food-to-go pasty retailer in the UK, with 57 stores, and is the 19th biggest bakery retailer on store numbers in the country, according to British Baker’s annual league table of bakery retailers.
Gerard Houllier said he felt sympathy for Liverpool being affected by Luis Suarez’ four-month ban for biting and believes the Uruguay striker wasted an opportunity to become the player of the World Cup. Former Liverpool manager Houllier, who is the head of FIFA’s technical study group, told a news briefing in Rio de Janeiro: “I feel sorry for what happened, I felt for my Liverpool friends. “He’s such an outstanding talent that could have been player of the tournament, the way things had been going, simple as that. “When Uruguay played the match against Colombia I think they were under the shock [of the ban]. They played four games and won two with Suarez and they lost two without him. “You don’t like to see an outstanding talent out of football for so long. “He made a mistake, he will agree with that and even apologised and now we just have to wait until he comes back.” Houllier also provoked laughter when he used an unfortunate phrase while discussing the merits of South American teams in the World Cup. The Frenchman said: “South American teams seem to have an aggressive bite here in Brazil…look at Colombia, Uruguay… maybe ‘bite’ is not a good word to use for Uruguay…” Suarez’s ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini in the final group match against Italy meant he missed his country’s last-16 match against Colombia, which Uruguay lost 2-0. The four-month ban – which Suarez is appealing against – also means he will not be able to play club football until the end of October and has apparently made a move to Barcelona more likely. Press Association
Rodgers said: “It’s not some thing that I have even thought about to be honest. We’ve had a lot of games this season in a lot of competitions. At this moment in time the key for me is trying to keep the squad together.” While Balotelli continues to struggle to find his feet at Anfield since his £16m move from AC Milan in the summer, Rodgers has been forced to juggle his forwards to find a combination which goes some way to fill the void left by the absence of Sturridge and the departed Luis Suarez. Raheem Sterling is currently the latest player leading the line and he performed admirably in that role again against Burnley on Boxing Day. His decisive strike on the hour took him to three goals in his last three matches, and Rodgers believes that he has a lot to offer in a position which he is quickly adapting to. “I think Raheem and anyone with that type of pace will always stretch teams and will always make defenders think,” he said. “He’s a different type and not your natural number nine. For me it’s more about the position than the player. For the team to function well, that pace in the team is very important for us.” Sterling is likely to be supported by both Phillipe Coutinho and Adam Lalanna when Swansea visit Anfield on Sunday. Rodgers was full of praise for the duo and the opportunities they have created for their team-mate -it was an inventive flick from the Brazilian which created the goal at Burnley. “I think that Adam and Philippe are playing in a role that suits them perfectly really. The key is obviously the work rate as well. They press the ball well, they work very, very hard.” Reports in the striker’s homeland have suggested that former club Inter Milan, where Balotelli rose to prominence, may be looking at a loan move for him in the new year in light of his poor start to life at Anfield. But Rodgers insists he has no plans to further weaken a forward line which is already lacking the injured Daniel Sturridge. There will be no route back to Italy for Mario Balotelli this January, according to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. Press Association And Emre Can was another who received praise from Rodgers. “He played centre half in one of the games I took in last year to go and see him. He played at centre half in a 4-2-3-1. He’s got a big future hear at Anfield it’s just been curtailed a little since the summer when he was trying to gain his fitness,” he said. “He had an ankle issue that made him miss training and he was in and out. He’s got great athleticism and you saw in his presence on the pitch yesterday (against Burnley) that he’s an outstanding footballer. “He’s a very young player just acclimatising to the game over here. His favourite position is as a more defensive player even though I’ve played him in a more attack role because I’d like him to do more of that. “But he’s a player that if you asked him his profile it would be to sit and play in that defensive role where he can play and dictate the game and be physical in the duel. “Him coming on against Burnley gave us that assurance in possession and also that physicality when we didn’t have the ball. He’s someone I know can play in a number of positions and someone I know his influence will become greater as the season goes on.”
Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ It’s 3:30 p.m. on the first day of classes. The metal bleachers of the Vielbig Outdoor Track Stadium are filled with the members of the 2010 Syracuse men’s cross country team. Though the thermostat reads 86 degrees at the end of August, the team is focused on head coach Chris Fox’s words before they start practice. With their shoes tied and shirts off, instead of focusing on the heat, the runners are concentrating on the task at hand: repeating as champions. ‘Last year was satisfying.’ Fox said, ‘But we left it a little short at Nationals, I think, so that keeps us motivated for this year.’ A year ago, Syracuse put its name in the history books when it won the Big East and the NCAA Northeast Regional titles for the first time in school history. Fox’s team is looking to build on last year’s success and continue their winning ways as they were just recently ranked preseason No.1 for the Northeast region. Though Fox doesn’t focus on the new No.1 ranking too much, his goals for the season are to repeat as Big East champs and to be ranked in the Top 10 nationally. To do that, he has an idea of where his team’s focus needs to be this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘For us this whole year is about two meets.’ Fox said. ‘The Big East championship and the national championship.’ Two of the men who will be leading Fox’s pack this fall are Steve Murdock and Tito Medrano. Murdock placed first overall in the Harry Lang Invitational last season, and Medrano became Syracuse’s 15th All-American in school history. He was the first to do so in the past 27 years. Freshman Reed Kamyszek is looking to get his feet wet this fall and is hoping to contribute to the squad whenever he is called upon. Hailing from Grand Rapids, Mich., Kamyszek has been running cross country and track since the 7th grade and will continue to do both this year. With the majority of the focus placed on the upperclassmen, Kamyszek still has some personal goals that he would love to accomplish this year. ‘To be a freshman on the traveling team would be phenomenal,’ Kamyszek said. ‘I know we have a lot of good upperclassmen and incoming freshmen as well. To make that traveling team is definitely my goal.’ The weather always plays a big factor in cross country. This blistering 86-degree day is no different. But Kamyszek believes his experience of running in a contrasting climate ? a cold climate ? will give him a training advantage over his competition. Just as Kamyszek and the other freshmen are looking to make a name for themselves in the cross country program, upperclassmen, such as junior Steve Weeks, want to use last year’s success as a springboard for the future. ‘It was a big stepping stone for the program and for us as individuals,’ Weeks said. ‘Everybody kind of came into their own and grouped together to make sure the season was successful.’ Weeks said winning the Big East is a must. After enjoying the sweet taste of victory from last year’s achievements, Weeks said his teammates are focused and ready to go. With the season set to get underway in Hamilton, N.Y., at the Harry Lang Invitational this Saturday, Fox’s team seems ready to capitalize on the foundation it built last year. The men’s team is primed and ready to go. Even if it is sweating it out as one in those metal bleachers. Said Weeks: ‘Being No.1 doesn’t bother us at all. We’re just going to keep doing what we’ve always been doing. ‘We’re here to stay.’ [email protected] Published on August 29, 2010 at 12:00 pm