Saturday Kitchen’s Matt Tebbutt shares cooking tips and favourite recipes from new book


Speaking about why he wanted to write a cookbook, Matt said: “I haven’t done more for a long time. It was about 13 or 14 years, so it’s always nice to have these things. 

“It’s kind of punctuation, in life or a career. Obviously, there was lockdown. Like so many other people, you had time on your hands all of a sudden when normally you’re running from one thing to another. 

“And it ties in very nicely with the show [BBC’s Saturday Kitchen]. Those are the main reasons.” 

As for the name of the cookbook, Matt added: “Weekend, the title as it were, covers so many different bases; Friday night’s you want something tasty, but also quick and relaxed. 

“You can make and dive into breakfasts and brunches because people have got time on the weekends to do that sort of thing. 

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Speaking about why he wanted to write a cookbook, Matt said: “I haven’t done more for a long time. It was about 13 or 14 years, so it’s always nice to have these things. 

“It’s kind of punctuation, in life or a career. Obviously, there was lockdown. Like so many other people, you had time on your hands all of a sudden when normally you’re running from one thing to another. 

“And it ties in very nicely with the show [BBC’s Saturday Kitchen]. Those are the main reasons.” 

As for the name of the cookbook, Matt added: “Weekend, the title as it were, covers so many different bases; Friday night’s you want something tasty, but also quick and relaxed. 

“You can make and dive into breakfasts and brunches because people have got time on the weekends to do that sort of thing. 





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Wales breaking news plus traffic, weather and travel updates (Saturday, December 4)


Drakeford insists Cardiff Rugby are ‘simply and entirely wrong’

First Minister Mark Drakeford has told Cardiff Rugby representatives they were “entirely wrong” to criticise the Welsh government over their handling of the team’s situation in South Africa.

Asked about the criticism of the Welsh government by some members of Cardiff Rugby, Drakeford told the BBC : “I think they are simply and entirely wrong because the rules are very clear and were made very clear to them.

“We have never had a quarantine hotel in Wales because we agreed at the very beginning with the UK government that Wales would not be an entry point for red-list countries.

“We haven’t changed those rules for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people who have come back to Wales via the UK system, including – for example – people who are coming back to Wales to work in the National Health Service.

“It simply wasn’t right or possible to change the rules for a particular group of people who, while I have huge sympathy for the predicament they found themselves in, needed to solve that predicament in the same way as anybody else would have to solve it.”





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Men’s Basketball Opens Big 5 Play At #6 Villanova On Saturday


Saint Joseph’s (4-3) at #6 Villanova (5-2)

Saturday, December 4 | 12:00 p.m. | Finneran Pavilion

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THE TIP-OFF

• Saint Joseph’s opens Big 5 play this Saturday as the Hawks travel to rival #6 Villanova.

• Saturday’s contest will be televised nationally on FS1.

• The Hawks are coming off a 79-57 victory over Binghamton on Wednesday.

• St. Joe’s 22-point win over the Bearcats is its largest margin of victory since a 91-61 decision against Saint Louis on February 8, 2019.

• Wednesday marked the third time this season four Hawks scored in double figures, as SJU previously accomplished it versus Mount St. Mary’s and Monmouth.

Jordan Hall picked up his third double-double of the season as he finished with a game-high 15 points and 12 rebounds against Binghamton.

Ejike Obinna went a perfect 5-of-5 from the field and 4-of-4 from the foul line for 14 points versus Binghamton.

• Over the past three games, Obinna has averaged 16.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per contest, while shooting 69 percent from the floor.

• Starting for the second consecutive game, Cameron Brown scored 13 points and had three rebounds and two steals.

Jack Forrest finished with a season-high 11 points in a reserve role on Wednesday.

• The Hawks scored a season-best 44 points in the paint versus Binghamton.

Taylor Funk had his streak of 24 consecutive games with 10 points or more snapped on Wednesday as he finished with seven points in the win.

• Saint Joseph’s enters Saturday’s Big 5 opener with a 128-116 all-time record in Big 5 play, and has captured 20 city series titles.

• With a pause in Big 5 play last year, the Hawks have gone 637 days between city series contests, with their last one coming against La Salle on March 7, 2020 at Hagan Arena.

• Saturday is the second time this season, and 188th time overall, that Saint Joseph’s has faced a nationally ranked opponent.

• The Hawks are 45-142 all-time versus ranked teams, with their last win coming on February 27, 2018 versus #17 Rhode Island, 78-48.

THE MATCHUP

Series vs. Villanova: Villanova leads 53-25

First Meeting: 1920, Saint Joseph’s, 27-23

Last Meeting: 12/19/20, Villanova, 88-68

Coach Lange vs. Villanova: 0-4

SAINT JOSEPH’S VERSUS VILLANOVA

• The Hawks are looking to snap a nine game skid to the Wildcats that dates back to the 2012-13 season.

• Saint Joseph’s Head Coach Billy Lange, who served as associate head coach at Villanova from 2011-13, is 0-4 all-time versus the Wildcats.

• Lange originally joined Villanova’s staff as an assistant coach and coordinator of basketball operations for three seasons before taking the head job in Navy in 2004.

• Saint Joseph’s last win at Villanova came on February 2, 2004 (74-67).

• The Hawks are 2-14 in games played at Villanova.

FUNK CLIMBS ALL-TIME RANKINGS

Entering the season with 1,069 points to his name, Taylor Funk has started climbing Saint Joseph’s all-time scoring leader list rapidly as the Lancaster, Pennsylvania native enters Saturday with 1,191 career points, four points behind Shavar Newkirk in 38th place at 1,195 points, and 21 points shy of Mark Bass (1,205 points) in 37th place. Additionally, Funk is currently tied with Jameer Nelson for fifth all-time in career three-pointers (229), and just two shy of Marvin O’Connor’s mark of 231 for fourth place.

OBINNA OFF TO CAREER-BEST START

Despite being only seven games into the season, starting center Ejike Obinna has made an instant impact for the Hawks as he enters Saturday averaging a career-high 12.7 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. A three-year letterwinner at Vanderbilt, Obinna came to Hawk Hill as a graduate transfer having averaged 2.9 points and 3.0 rebounds per game for his career. Along with new highs in scoring and rebounding this year, Obinna also has collected the first two double-doubles of his career, earning them against Monmouth and #24 USC.

NEXT UP

The Hawks open Big 5 play as they travel to #6 Villanova on Saturday. The game, set for a noon start, will be broadcast nationally on FS1.

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Dragons Visit Princeton for First Time Since 2012 on Saturday


Game Info: Saturday, December 4, 2021 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Jadwin Gym – Princeton, N.J.

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PRINCETON, N.J. – The Drexel men’s basketball team makes its first trip to Jadwin Gym in almost a decade on Saturday afternoon. The Dragons and the Tigers are set to tip-off in a non-conference game at 4 p.m. The game can be seen live on NBC Sports Philadelphia as well as ESPN+. The 2021-22 Drexel men’s basketball season is presented by IBEW 98. 

THE SERIES

Despite being less than 50 miles apart, Drexel and Princeton are only meeting for the 13th time. Princeton leads the all-time series, 8-4. Two years ago in Philadelphia, Camren Wynter set a career-high with 31 points as the Dragons defeated the Tigers, 82-76.  As a team, Drexel shot 60 percent from the floor, and Wynter made 13 of his 16 attempts from the field. The Dragons have won four in a row in the series after losing the first eight. The series began more than 100 years ago. Princeton defeated Drexel, 17-16, in the first meeting back in 1901.

ABOUT DREXEL

The Dragons have now won two of their last three games after defeating FDU on Thursday night, 86-65. Drexel broke open a close game with an 18-2 run midway through the second half to improve to 4-3 on the season. James Butler and Melik Martin combined for 45 points in the win. Butler had a career-best 25 points to go along with 14 rebounds. Martin scored 20 points, made a pair of 3-pointers and had five assists. Drexel shot 56 percent in the second half and was 5-for-10 from deep over the final 20 minutes.

Butler is off to a good start for DU. He leads the club with 15.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. The graduate student is shooting .621 from the floor. Senior Camren Wynter scores 14.4 points per game and leads the CAA with 4.7 assists per game. Martin (10.6) and Xavier Bell (10.6) each average in double figures.

ABOUT THE TIGERS

Princeton is off to a 5-3 start. The Tigers have posted two victories over Power 5 teams. They defeated Oregon State on the road and won against South Carolina on a neutral floor. Princeton also took Minnesota to overtime before losing. The Tigers are coming off an 81-77 defeat at the hands of Hofstra.

The Tigers average more than 10 3-pointers made per game and shoot .472 overall from the field. Four players average in double figures for a team that scores almost 79 points per game. Jaelin Llewellyn leads the way with 15.3 points per contest, while Ethan Wright scores 15 points per game. Wright is a 48 percent shooter from deep.

WHAT’S NEXT

Drexel begins finals week and will be off until next weekend On Saturday, the Dragons travel to Texas to face Abilene Christian, a team that went to the NCAA Tournament a year ago and knocked off Texas.





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Catamounts Begin Two-Game Road Swing at Winthrop Saturday – Western Carolina University – catamountsports.com



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Huskies Close Road Trip Saturday at Marquette


DEKALB, Ill. – The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team will wrap up its six-game road swing to begin the regular season on Saturday evening, Nov. 27, when the Huskies travel to Milwaukee to meet Marquette. Game time against the Golden Eagles is slated for 7 p.m. and will be televised on Fox Sports 2. 

NIU (1-4) is returning to action for the first time since Monday (Nov. 22) when the Huskies fell to Little Rock, 67-60, in Jacksonville, Fla. Kaleb Thornton (Bolingbrook, Ill./Iowa Western CC) scored a career-high 15 points against the Trojans while Zool Kueth (Gallatin, Tenn./Pratt CC) added 12 points on four triples.

Six different players scored in double figures in NIU’s two games in Jacksonville as Thornton and Kueth were joined in double figures by Trendon Hankerson (Novi, Mich./Novi), who scored in double figures in both games. Darweshi Hunter (Cincinnati, Ohio/Weber State), Chinedu Kingsley Okanu (Lynwood, Ill./Vincennes University) and Keshawn Williams (Chicago Heights, Ill./Tulsa) scored in double figures in the first game against Boston University. 

The Golden Eagles enter Saturday’s contest with a 5-1 overall record. Marquette finished second in the Charleston Classic, topping Ole Miss and West Virginia before falling in the final to St. Bonaventure. Two players are scoring in double figures for Marquette, led by 17.7 points per game from Justin Lewis, who also leads the Golden Eagles with 8.5 rebounds per game. Darryl Morsell also scores in double figures at 17.3 points per contest. Shaka Smart is in his first season as head coach at Marquette.

NIU and Marquette are meeting for the ninth time on Saturday night, with the Golden Eagles holding a 6-2 edge in the all-time series. The program’s have met just once since 1993, a 79-70 Marquette victory on Dec. 18, 2017. 

Following Saturday’s contest, the Huskies will return home for the first time during the regular season as they host Eastern Illinois on Wednesday night, Dec. 1. Tip time against the Panthers is scheduled for 7 p.m. 

Season tickets for the 2021-22 basketball season are on sale now beginning at just $80 for Huskieland general admission tickets in sections 115-118 (minimum of four tickets required to purchase). Reserved season tickets for Huskie men’s basketball are available for $120. Season tickets can be purchased online at NIUHuskies.com/MyHuskies or by calling the NIU Athletics Ticket Office at 815-753-PACK (7225). Courtside and Nelson Club premium ticket options are also available through the Huskie Athletic Fund or by calling, 815-753-1923.

 



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Sycamores to face in-state rival Ball State Saturday


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – In the midst of a five-game stretchy away from home, Indiana State basketball will travel to Muncie, Ind., Saturday to face in-state rival Ball State at Worthen Arena. Tip is set for 1 p.m. ET on ESPN3 as well as on the radio on 105.5 The Legend in the Wabash Valley and on GoSycamores.com/Listen worldwide.
 
THE SERIES
» Saturday’s meeting with Ball State will be the 136th all-time between the two programs. Indiana State leads the series 73-62 and snapped a three-game losing streak to the Cardinals with a 67-57 win at home Dec. 19, 2020. ISU has won six of the last 10 meetings in the series.
 
A WIN FOR THE SYCAMORES WOULD…
» Give ISU a 12-game lead in the series with Ball State
» Be the second-straight victory over Ball State
» Be the first win at Ball State since 2016
» Give ISU its second true road win of the season
» End a two-game losing skid
 
UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP
» For the first time in 12 years, the Indiana State basketball is under new leadership as first-year head coach Josh Schertz takes over the reins of the program. Schertz takes over after a 13-year run at NCAA Division II Lincoln Memorial University where he had a career record of 337-69 (.831) en route to four national coach of the year honors. Schertz led the Railsplitters to 10 NCAA Division II Tournament appearances, won 14 total conference championships and three Southeast Regional titles, and had five seasons of 30-or-more victories.
 
HENRY DOMINANT
» Cameron Henry continues to dominate the court — scoring in double-figures each of the first six games for Indiana State — including a pair of double-doubles. Over three games at the Myrtle Beach Invitational, Henry put up All-MVC like numbers. The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 17.3 points, nine rebounds and 5.7 assists per game while going for a career-high 25 points against Oklahoma in the semifinals. For his performance, he was named to the All-Tournament Second Team.
 
NEESE A PROBLEM FOR OPPOSING DEFENSES
» After posting career highs across the board IN 2020-21, Cooper Neese has picked up where he left off. The junior is averaging a team-high 16 points while also hitting the glass for 4.8 rebounds a game. Neese has been lights out from the charity stripe (19-23) with an 82.6 make percent while shooting 32.6 percent (15-46) from distance. Neese has scored in double-figures in all six games this season with a season scoring 17 or more in five games.
 
MICAH THOMAS SHOW
» Newcomer Micah Thomas put on an offensive clinic in the finale of the Myrtle Beach Invitational, scoring a career-high 23 points against New Mexico State. Down 20 points with 13 minutes to go, Thomas pulled ISU to within six points with three minutes remaining. Thomas shot 9-for-16 from the field and was 4-for-4 from the free-throw line but more impressive was his 14 second-half points. Thomas has scored 10 or more points in four of the five games he has played in while averaging 14.6 points a game. One of the best shooters on the team, he leads ISU with a 39.3 percent from deep.
 
MOVING THE ROCK
» Indiana State ranks second in the MVC with 14.3 assists per game while sitting third with a 1.21 assist-to-turnover ratio. Four players have recorded over 10 assists with Cameron Henry leading the way by a large margin with 26. Cooper Neese and Julian Larry have 11 each and Micah Thomas has assisted on 10 makes. The outlier is Xavier Bledson who has recorded 10 assists in just three games after missing the last three games at the MBI.
 
For the latest information on Sycamore Basketball, be sure to visit GoSycamores.com. You can also find the team on social media, including TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube. Fans can also receive updates on Sycamore Athletics by downloading the March On App from both the App Store and the Google Play Store.
 

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Wales breaking news plus traffic, weather and travel updates (Saturday, November 20)


All designated bathing sites in Wales pass

(Image: WalesOnline/Gayle Marsh)

Bathing waters across Wales are compliant again for the fourth year in a row, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said. It visited all 105 designated bathing water sites and collected and analysed water quality samples throughout the season. This year’s results saw 85 bathing waters classed as ‘Excellent’, 14 ‘Good’ and 6 ‘Sufficient’, including improvements in classification for eight sites including Cemaes, Kinmel Bay and Nolton Haven. While all Wales’ designated sites are compliant, six have unfortunately dropped a classification from ‘Excellent’ to ‘Good’, including Tenby North, New Quay Harbour, Llandonna and Aberystwyth North.





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Men’s Basketball Heads to VCU for Saturday Tilt


CHATTANOOGA — The Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball team is set to travel to Richmond, Va., to face perennial mid-major power VCU on Saturday afternoon inside the famed Siegel Center. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. ET.

Chattanooga enters the matchup with a 3-0 record after picking up a hard-fought 69-62 win over Tennessee Tech on Tuesday to claim the 2021 Coke Zero Sugar Classic presented by 3H Group and Springhill Suites Downtown Chattanooga title. VCU comes in at 2-1 following a 48-37 win over Vanderbilt on Wednesday.

Fans can watch the game for on ESPN+ through the Watch ESPN platform or listen LIVE with the ‘Voice of the Mocs’ Jim Reynolds through GoMocs.com or the Varsity Network app. Reynolds is in his 42nd year as the Mocs PxP voice, which is tied for 10th longest among all active NCAA DI announcers.

Full game preview including TV links, game notes and more can be found below.

 

GAME BASICS

▪ Chattanooga (3-0, 0-0) at VCU (2-1, 0-0)

▪ 4:00 p.m. ET | Siegel Center (7,617) | Richmond, Va.

WATCH (ESPN+) | LISTEN (WFLI 97.7FM/1050AM)| STATS

 

GAME NOTES

Chattanooga | VCU | SoCon

 

TIP-OFF

– The Chattanooga Mocs won the 2021 Coca-Cola Zero Sugar presented by 3H Group and Springhill Suites Downtown with a 69-62 triumph over Tennessee Tech on Tuesday… UTC is now 3-0.

 

– The Mocs extended their school record non-conference win streak to 15 games following the win over TTU… streak began on with the Dec. 15, 2019 84-80 overtime win over Troy… also carries a 15-game home non-conference win streak.

 

– Chattanooga will meet VCU for just the fourth time… first time since 1988-89… trails in the all-time series 1-2… UTC defeated VCU 78-75 at home in its last meeting on February 21, 1989.

 

BY THE NUMBERS 

Malachi Smith flirted again with an elusive triple-double turning in 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists on Tuesday…added two steals…led the Mocs in each category…6-15 from the field including 306 from three and adding in a perfect 3-3 at the FT line.

 

Darius Banks produced 10 points with a 3-3 performance beyond the arc…it was his 19th career game with three or more 3s but first as a Moc…six assists (best as a Moc) with zero turnovers…1,240 career points including his 3-year career at James Madison.

 

David Jean-Baptiste’s 12 points moved him up two spots on the all-time scoring list…his 1,331 points passes Casey Jones ’16 (1,321) and Lance Fulse ’88 (1,325) into 11th. Kevin Gray ’76 holds down the 10th spot with 1,385 points.

 

– Another solid effort for KC Hankton with 13 points and five rebounds…first double-digit scoring game of the season, seventh of his career.

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Wildcats to Face Saint Joseph’s Saturday


Villanova will open-up Philadelphia Big 5 play on Saturday afternoon when the Wildcats travel to Hawk Hill to take on the Saint Joseph’s Hawks. The Wildcats enter play 0-2 on the young season, while Saint Joseph’s is 1-2. Tip-off at Hagan Arena is set for 3 p.m.
 
Starting with Saturday’s game at Saint Joseph’s, Villanova will play three consecutive Philadelphia Big 5 games. Following the trip to Hawk Hill on Saturday, the Wildcats will visit The Palestra on Monday to take on the Penn Quakers. The third game in the stretch will take place on Nov. 27 with a home date versus the Temple Owls. The fourth and final City Series game will be on Dec. 21 at La Salle. 
 
Villanova enters play versus Saint Joseph’s on Saturday having won five in a row against the Hawks. Saint Joseph’s last win in the series came during the 2014-15 season. In the last meeting between the schools on Dec. 7, 2019, Villanova tallied a 60-44 win over the Hawks. The Wildcats are also 33-6 in its last 39 games versus Philadelphia Big Five competition.
 
The Wildcats enter play on Saturday with an all-time Big Five record of 122-40 (.753). The 122 wins are the most victories by any Big Five women’s program. Saint Joseph’s is second with 111 Big Five wins.
 
This will be Villanova’s first game action in eight days.In the team’s last outing on Nov. 12, Villanova fell at No. 4 Maryland by a score of 88-67. In the setback, Brianna Herlihy led the Wildcats with 16 points, while Lior Garzon tallied 15 points and Maddy Siegrist chipped in with 11 points. Maryland was paced by Angel Reese who had a game-high 23 points. She was one of six Terrapins to reach double figures. For the game, Villanova was 24-of-55 from the field (43.6%), 13-of-27 from three-point range (48.1%) and 6-of-6 from the foul line (100.0%), while Maryland shot 56.7 percent from the floor (34-of-60), 50.0 percent from long distance (5-of-10) and 83.3 percent from the foul line (15-of-18).  Maryland owned a 38-21 advantage on the backboards.
 
Villanova will stay on the road for its next game when the Wildcats play Penn at The Palestra on Monday evening. Tip time is set for 7 p.m.
 
 
 





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