Jalen Simpson of Pius X drives down the middle, during the Royals' 60-55 loss to Lincoln Leadership in a game played at Pius X tonight. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor senior wrestlers pose with coach Rick Thompson on senior night prior to the Slaters' 43-25 win over Pen Argyl. Bangor is now 14-2 this year. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
Bangor's Mike Martino, surrounded by blue-clad Wilson players, passes to an open man, during the Slaters' last second 61-60 loss to the Warriors in a game played at Bangor Tuesday night. PHOTO GALLERY) (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz.
Bangor and Pen Argyl girls vie for a rebound during the Slaters' 37-23 win over Pen Argyl in a game played at Pen Argyl Monday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Bangor's Shavaughn Morris lunges for a loose ball, during the Slaters' last second 61-60 loss to the Warriors in a game played at Bangor Tuesday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz.
Pen Argyl's Austin Buskirk (grey) bested Bangor's Matthew Hardart with a pin in 4:42 at 106. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
Bangor's Reece Jones protects the ball on his hip while looking for room to drive or shoot, during the Slaters' last second 61-60 loss to the Warriors in a game played at Bangor Tuesday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz.
Bangor's Ciarrah Holmqvist (5) dribbles to the three-point line, during the Slaters' 37-23 win over Pen Argyl in a game played at Pen Argyl Monday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Pen Argyl's Lauren Zanette (5) shoots a lay up during the Slaters' 37-23 win over Pen Argyl in a game played at Pen Argyl Monday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Nutrition choices made easy in the grocery aisle
(BPT) - Should you buy eggs instead of cereal? Popcorn in place of pretzels? For consumers seeking “better-for-you” foods at the grocery store, these types of decisions can feel overwhelming, and for some, time-consuming.
With the help of the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System, making healthier decisions at store shelves becomes easier and quicker. Developed by a team of recognized experts, led by Dr. David Katz of the Yale Griffin Prevention Research Center, the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System was created as a direct response to America’s rapidly rising rates of obesity and diabetes in both adult and child populations. This team advocated the development of an independent and simplified nutritional scoring system to help improve public health.
The easy-to-use NuVal Nutritional Scoring System provides foods throughout participating grocery stores with a score of one to 100, 100 being the most nutritious. Scores are determined by an independent team of nutrition and medical experts who analyze more than 30 nutrition factors such as vitamin D, omega 3 fatty acids, saturated fat and calories. The experts do the research, so consumers can feel better about their food choices.
“Choosing the right foods at the grocery store can make or break your healthy meal plan for the week,” says registered dietitian Tammy Lakatos Shames. “When walking the aisles, pick up wholesome foods that are packed with essential vitamins and nutrients. For example, Eggland’s Best eggs are the highest-scoring egg on the NuVal scale and the only egg I recommend to my clients and serve my family due to their superior nutrition!”
Check out the foods Tammy recommends for your shopping cart next time you hit the grocery store:
* Fruits and vegetables top the list
With a score of 100, vegetables like broccoli and asparagus receive a perfect score due to their nutritional benefits. They provide important nutrients including vitamin A, which helps protect against infections, dietary fiber which helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease, and folate, which helps the body form red blood cells.
* Seafood catches top scores
Fishing for healthy foods? Try wild Atlantic salmon filets, which have a score of 96 on the NuVal scale. This fish selection offers calcium, which helps build strong bones, and phosphorus, which helps with digestion. Fish is also a great source of minerals such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium and potassium.
* Eggs crack the NuVal Code
Eggs are a complete protein that keeps you full to prevent snacking and also include important nutrients your body needs throughout the day. Out of 56 brands of eggs reviewed, Eggland’s Best eggs scored the highest at 85. Compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland’s Best eggs contain four times more vitamin D, 10 times more vitamin E and double the omega 3s.
Find fresh and nutritious recipe ideas, including this Poached Eggs with Serrano Ham and Garlic Asparagus, at www.egglandsbest.com or www.pinterest.com/egglandsbest.
Poached Eggs with Serrano Ham and Garlic Asparagus
8 Eggland's Best Egg, large
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 large cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
1 1/2 pounds medium asparagus spears, trimmed
1/2 cup chicken broth
Sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon salt
4 large slices from round loaf of crusty Italian bread, toasted (3/4-inch thick)
4 ounces very thinly sliced Serrano ham
1/4 cup finely shredded Manchego cheese
1 tablespoon minced fresh Italian parsley
Ground Spanish paprika
In large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-low heat. Add garlic; saute 1 minute or until very lightly browned. Remove garlic with slotted spoon; reserve for later use. Add asparagus and broth to hot oil; simmer 3 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning asparagus occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Fill a large pot halfway with water. Add white vinegar and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to low. Break Eggland’s Best eggs into custard cups, one at a time. Gently slide eggs into hot water, in 2 to 3 batches. Poach eggs 3 to 4 minutes or until egg whites are firm and yolks are slightly thickened. Remove eggs with slotted spoon.
Place toast on 4 serving plates. Top each evenly with Serrano ham, asparagus spears, asparagus broth and 2 poached eggs. Sprinkle with cheese, parsley and reserved garlic. Drizzle plates evenly with remaining 2 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with paprika.
Pen Argyl's Emily Messinger goes up for a shot during the Slaters' 37-23 win over Pen Argyl in a game played at Pen Argyl Monday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
A YouTube prankster gave his partner a shock when she arrived home from work to find her house had been transformed into a giant ball pool.Roman Atwood had filled his entire house with thousands of colorful plastic balls while the mother of his children was out for the day.
More than 7.3 million people have watched his video of the prank which starts with Mr Atwood and his children accepting delivery of a lorry-load of balls.
They quickly fill the ground floor of the house with an extra large pile stacked behind the front door ready for mum Brit's arrival.
It makes for a huge playground in which Mr Atwood launches himself off a first floor balcony, while his children bounce on a ball-filled trampoline.
The cameras' capture Brit's reaction as she opens the door to be immediately engulfed by plastic balls.
She takes it in good humor however, and even cracks a smile when she walks in and sees her kids living every child's dream.
Mr Atwood has become notorious for his YouTube prank videos. Last year, he faced the wrath of his partner when he pretended to throw his son over the balcony.
Messinger Street Bridge (Viaduct)
The west bound lane of the Messinger Street Bridge (Viaduct) between First Street (Rte 191) and Murray Street in Bangor has been closed.
After a recent inspection it was determined that the westbound lane of the bridge needs to be closed and detoured due to in-creased deterioration to the bridge.
Eastbound traffic will not be affected.
This restriction will be in effect until construction of the new bridge, estimated to begin in late 2015.
Motorists will have two detour options:
Pen Argyl Academic Wall of Fame Nominations
It is time for the Pen Argyl High School Alumni Association to select the 2015 Inductees to the Academic Wall of Fame.
This honor is bestowed on a select number of graduates or past district educators each year who have distinguished themselves through community service, academic accomplishments, as well as, advancements in their chosen profession. The creation of this distinction was to set an example of what is possible for all present and future Pen Argyl students!
This honor is different from the PAHS Athletic Hall of Fame where chosen Alumni are honored for their athletic contributions while at Pen Argyl High School.
Anyone can nominate a PAHS graduate for the Academic Wall of Fame honor. Our Academic Wall of Fame Inductees have made a meaningful contribution to the world around them, and the Pen Argyl Alumni Association is proud to bestow this honor. To nominate a graduate, please contact Jim or Heather Hunter at 610-863-9443 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for nominations is February 20, 2015.
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