Andrew Pollard, chairman, British Society of Baking

first_imgI enjoyed the BSB autumn conference for many reasons but, above all, for the ability to socialise and talk about general bakery issues other than just the prices of raw materials, which seems to have dominated us all in the trade for some time.With unprecedented increases in flour, oils and dairy products, to name a few, the pressure has really been on us all. We have to make consumers realise what a bargain our products are and, despite having to pay even the increases required to cover the cost of raw materials and overheads escalating as they have, they are still getting good-value, highly nutritious and tasty food for little cost.I would also like to take the opportunity to say that it is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that we awarded our first two honorary memberships to the society. We acknowledged Jean Grieves and Mike Byrd. Jean, as many know, was conference chairman for 13 years and Mike recently stepped down as our Treasurer, having served in this position for 15 years. He was responsible for the strong financial position the BSB enjoys to date.You will have noticed that our next conference will coincide with the Food & Bake exhibition at the NEC, with a dinner on Monday, 7 April, and the conference itself taking place on Tuesday, 8 April. I look forward to hosting the spring conference, when we are looking forward to some great papers and big names to make it as informative and enjoyable as ever.last_img read more

German firm brings in green machine

first_imgwww.sielaff.de German vending machine manufacturer Sielaff has come up with an environmentally friendly way to return and recycle PET bottles and cans.Its new i-Core V50 is a ’reverse vending machine’ for the automated return of empties, making it easy for customers to return and recycle them.The unit accepts cans and PET bottles, both refillable and non-refillable. The returned empties are pushed into the machine via an acceptance chute, which is fitted with a slice gate function. These fall into a large polythene bag inside the machine. It has a capacity of up to 500 half-litre PET bottles and can accept returns at the rate of 30 per minute.Bar-code recognition for up to 100 different lines and an integrated coin hopper are fitted as standard to the basic model. Optional extras include a two-hopper version, which separates cans and bottles, a cashless payment system and a choice of different colour finishes.last_img read more

The Cast of Finding Neverland Celebrates 150 High-Flying Performances

first_imgIt was a magical evening at Broadway’s Finding Neverland on July 25, 2015, when Matthew Morrison and the cast celebrated the hit musical’s 150th performance on Broadway. After the show, the stars were on hand to pose for photos and dig into a delicious cake. Check out these Hot Shots of Morrison, Anthony Warlow, Laura Michelle Kelly, Carolee Carmello, Teal Wicks and the whole cast, then catch Finding Neverland at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre! Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Related Shows Finding Neverland View Commentslast_img read more

Kardashian-Jenner Family’s Biggest Falling Outs With Friends

first_img– Advertisement – After months of speculation, Kim confirmed in May 2017 that she no longer worked with the stylist, who was often featured in the background of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The KKW Beauty mogul told Andy Cohen that she quietly stopped using Rose’s services because husband Kanye West wanted to give her a makeover.“I haven’t worked with her in maybe four years, so my reason is not connected to this. I will say that Kanye got me a new team and we kind of documented it. I think people think that’s the reason, and for me, maybe that is the reason,” Kim said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen at time. “I just needed a new vibe. Why everyone else, you’re going to have to ask them, but for me, I wanted a new vibe. Kanye wanted to give me a makeover. But that wasn’t the reason my family … that was me years ago.”Kim went on to play coy about why her sisters stopped following Rose on social media.- Advertisement – “I definitely have never been fired in my entire life,” she told Us in July 2018. “And something personal happened to me that I wasn’t OK with and that’s what happened.”Not all of the Kardashian-Jenner family falling outs have been tied to their work, however. Taylor Swift, Woods and Pippen all had personal drama with different members of the group. In 2020, the Real Housewives of Miami alum blamed West for ending her decade-long friendship with Kim.“He talks so much about me being this and that and this and that. I just feel like Kanye was in a place where he really didn’t trust anyone with Kim,” Pippen claimed on the “Hollywood Raw” podcast in November 2020, alleging that the rapper “brainwashed” Kim and her sisters. “Maybe because I blocked him on my phone because I couldn’t bear taking his calls anymore. I can’t, I’m drained. So, I blocked him on my phone. Obviously, that really upset him,” she said. “So, he turned that into, ‘Oh, she’s this and she’s that.’ They all started to ride his wave. If you’re that easily swayed, like the wind, then do I really give a f—k? Should I give a f—k? I don’t know. Was I hurt by it? Yes. But at the same time, I’m like, I’ve done nothing. I’ve never done one thing. I’ve been the most honest and truthful best friend to all of them.”Scroll through for more details of the Kardashian-Jenner family feuds: The ghosts of the BFFs past. Jordyn Woods, Larsa Pippen, Joyce Bonelli and more former members of the Kardashian-Jenner family’s inner circle have spoken out about the end of their friendships with the famous family.Monica Rose was among one of the first people to make headlines for a falling out with Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.- Advertisement – “I just wanted the change … [but] that’s not the reason [I unfollowed her], so you’d have to ask Khloé, and Kendall and Kylie, and the girls,” she quipped.A year later, fans noticed another major change in the family’s glam squad. Makeup artist Bonelli was out too. Us Weekly broke the news in June 2018 that she wasn’t on speaking terms with her former clients. “The family doesn’t speak to her anymore. She hasn’t worked for them for months,” the source dished at the time.Bonelli, however, claimed she was the one who cut ties.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Wolf Administration Unveils When and Where Medical Marijuana Will be Available to Patients

first_img February 13, 2018 Human Services,  Medical Marijuana,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced medical marijuana will be available for patients at approved dispensaries beginning February 15.“Pennsylvanians have been waiting years for this moment,” Governor Wolf said. “Medical marijuana is legal, safe and now available to Pennsylvanians suffering from 17 serious medical conditions. In less than two years, we have developed a regulatory infrastructure, approved physicians as practitioners, certified patients to participate and launched a new industry to help thousands find relief from their debilitating symptoms.”Patients are encouraged to contact the dispensary directly before visiting to see if an appointment is required. Medical marijuana will be available at the following locations:Feb. 15Cresco Yeltrah-Butler, 201 Pillow St. Butler, PA, 724-712-0705Feb. 16Keystone Canna Remedies, 1309 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem, PA, 484-408-6122Solevo-Squirrel Hill, 5600 Forward Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217, 412-422-0420Organic Remedies-Enola, 4425 Valley Road, Enola, PA 17025, 717-562-7758Feb. 17Terra Vida Holistic Center-Sellersville, 64 N. Main St., Sellersville, PA 18960, 215-257-3243Keystone Shops-Devon, 420 West Lancaster Ave., Devon, PA, 484-581-7189“Our work continues to increase access to this important medical tool,” Dr. Rachel Levine, Acting Health Secretary and Physician General said. “Our teams are crisscrossing the state inspecting dispensaries as they are ready to open their doors. Each week we will be adding locations where Pennsylvanians suffering from serious medical conditions can get this medication.”To date, 10 dispensaries and 10 grower/processors have been approved to operate. Cresco Yeltrah is the first grower/processor to begin delivery to dispensaries.More than 17,000 patients have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, with nearly 4,000 certified by a physician. Physicians continue to register to participate in the program. To date, 708 have registered and of those, 376 have competed the training to become certified practitioners.In order to become operational, the grower/processors and dispensaries have each undergone several inspections from the Department of Health. Each of the grower/processors are fully integrated with the seed-to-sale tracking system and are now able to begin accepting seeds and clones to grow medical marijuana.The Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:Completed the Safe Harbor temporary guidelines and Safe Harbor Letter application process, as well as approved more than 340 applications;Completed temporary regulations for growers/processors, dispensaries, physicians, patients, and laboratories, all which have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;Issued permits to grower/processors and dispensaries;Developed the Medical Marijuana Physician Workgroup;Convened the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board;Approved five training providers for physician continuing-education;Approved three laboratories to test medication before it is delivered to patients;Launched registries for patients and caregivers, as well as physicians;Registered more than 17,000 patients for the program;Approved eight dispensaries and 10 grower/processers to begin operations; andContinued to work with permittees to ensure they will be operational.The Medical Marijuana Program became effective on May 17, 2016, and is expected to be fully implemented in 2018. The program will offer medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under a practitioner’s care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by the Medical Marijuana Law.Questions about the Medical Marijuana Program can be emailed to [email protected] Information is also available at www.medicalmarijuana.pa.gov .For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Wolf Administration Unveils When and Where Medical Marijuana Will be Available to Patientscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

AV Jennings launches new Enclave community at Bridgeman Downs

first_imgAVJennings has launched a new community called the Enclave.Mr Young said the real appeal of Enclave was not only that people had the opportunity to build a new home but also they would be of exceptional quality, with design covenants in place to encourage architectural merit and a focus on sustainability in all dwellings.“Bridgeman Downs is transitioning into a leafy urban residential area and we’re offering a range of lot sizes to suit purchasers at all stages of life.” The AVJennings homes will boast up to 180sq m of living space, with separate living and dining areas, ducted airconditioning and an outdoor entertainment terrace. They will be four or three-bedroom houses, with a multipurpose room.Homesites are selling from $379,000. AVJennings is bridging a gap in the market for brand new architecturally designed homes and homesites in the sought after suburb of Bridgeman Downs.The launch of a new community at Bridgeman Downs is bridging the gap for new architecturally designed homes and homesites in the area.The new Enclave community will include just 38 homesites for purchasers looking to design and build their own dream home, as well as a collection of 15 architect-designed homes to be built by AVJennings.Construction on the new community has started, with land now selling and the first home makers expected to move in by early 2018.AVJennings development manager Barry Young said Bridgeman Downs was a popular area for families due to its location just 12km from the Brisbane CBD, with easy access to schools, shopping centres and parks in the leafy northern suburbs.“The 38 homesites range from 450sq m to 795sq m, giving ample room for a family home with a backyard, or a more compact abode for those looking to downsize,” Mr Young said. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“There has been little opportunity to secure a brand-new homesite or house and land package in Bridgeman Downs in recent years, so Enclave is a unique offering,” he said.last_img read more

​Norwegian councils band together to form €705m pension fund

first_imgØstfold municipality’s contract with KLP would cease on the same date, it said.From the beginning of next year, all employees of Akershus and Buskerud who are members of AFPK, BFPK and KLP will become members of the Viken Pension Fund.The Viken Pension Fund was a direct continuation of AFPK merged with BFKP, it said.“Members of Viken Pension Fund will experience the same good personal service as in today’s AFPK and BFKP,” the Akershus fund said.At end of 2017, KLP – which manages NOK675.6bn (€69.6bn) – had approximately 1,100 employees and 1,000 retirees from Østfold municipality among its customers. The premium reserve capital relating to them was around NOK1.2bn, according to Sissel Bjaanæs, director of information at the pension provider.“We regret their decision,” she said. “KLP has had a good opportunity to argue for another outcome, so we respect their decision and wish Viken all the best with their pension scheme.”She said KLP would work to make sure the transfer of these customers was smooth.According to its 2017 annual report, the Akershus pension fund – then known as Akershus Interkomnuale Pensjonskasse – had NOK3.7bn in assets under management.BFKP, meanwhile, had NOK1.9bn in assets under management at the end of 2017.The map of Norwegian local authorities is changing considerably as a result of multi-year municipal reform, which is set to reduce the number of administrative regions.One effect of the consolidation has been to create the opportunity for larger independent pension funds in cases where several municipalities are coming together as a single authority. Three Norwegian local authorities have formally decided to bring pension provision for all staff together into a single independent pension fund.The move will create a single municipal pension fund managing NOK6.8bn (€705m), and will take NOK1.25bn away from the main municipal pensions provider Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP).The joint board of Viken county municipality – the new local authority being formed from Akershus, Buskerud and Østfold – resolved at a meeting on 23 March that it would establish its own pension fund for the three former municipalities.Akershus Municipal Pension Fund (AFPK) announced on its website: “The supervisory boards of AFPK and Buskerud Municipal Pension Fund [BFKP] are requested to work as soon as possible with the aim of merging the two pension funds from 1 January 2020.”last_img read more

Rate rises: Poorest areas in Auckland hit hard

first_imgNZ Herald 16 July 2015Some of the poorest people in Auckland are being hit the hardest with big rates rises this year.Households in the suburbs of Mangere and Otahuhu face an average rates rise of 16.9 per cent this year, or more than $300.The average household rates rise is 9.9 per cent, or $214 for each household.Other suburbs copping big household increases are Avondale and New Lynn (15.7 per cent) and Beach Haven and Glenfield (16.1 per cent).The well-to-do inner city suburbs of Mt Eden and Albert are facing an average household increase of 14.9 per cent.Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Michael Barnett said in the absence of a review of Auckland Council’s costs, the rates bills going online beg the question: “Are the levels of increase necessary?”“Ratepayers deserve to know how well the council is performing and whether they are getting good value from the average 9.9 per cent increase in their rates.“The only way to determine this is to carry out a transparent line-by-line review of council costs and plans for capital expenditure.”“Without such a review Auckland ratepayers will struggle to accept the need for the increases,” Mr Barnett said. Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said an increase in rates will put many families under huge pressure.“Families throughout New Zealand have, over the past years, had to make sacrifices and look for specials and discounts as they cope with increasing prices.“They have not had the luxury of raising their income by 10 per cent with a simple vote.“It’s time that local councils including the Auckland Council took the same approach.They should not pass on out-of-control spending to families. It’s time that they too tightened their belt,” he said.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11481629last_img read more

World Medical Association Reaffirms Opposition To Euthanasia And Physician-Assisted Suicide

first_imgWorld Medical Association 26 October 2019Family First Comment: ‘The WMA reiterates its strong commitment to the principles of medical ethics and that utmost respect has to be maintained for human life. Therefore, the WMA is firmly opposed to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide… No physician should be forced to participate in euthanasia or assisted suicide, nor should any physician be obliged to make referral decisions to this end.’The World Medical Association has reaffirmed its long-standing policy of opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.After an intensive process of consultation with physicians and non physicians around the world, the WMA at its annual Assembly in Tbilisi, Georgia, adopted a revised Declaration on Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide.This states: ‘The WMA reiterates its strong commitment to the principles of medical ethics and that utmost respect has to be maintained for human life. Therefore, the WMA is firmly opposed to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.’It adds: ‘No physician should be forced to participate in euthanasia or assisted suicide, nor should any physician be obliged to make referral decisions to this end.’The Declaration says: ‘Separately, the physician who respects the basic right of the patient to decline medical treatment does not act unethically in forgoing or withholding unwanted care, even if respecting such a wish results in the death of the patient.’The revised Declaration defines euthanasia as ‘a physician deliberately administering a lethal substance or carrying out an intervention to cause the death of a patient with decision-making capacity at the patient’s own voluntary request.’It says that physician-assisted suicide ‘refers to cases in which, at the voluntary request of a patient with decision-making capacity, a physician deliberately enables a patient to end his or her own life by prescribing or providing medical substances with the intent to bring about death.’WMA Chair Dr. Frank Ulrich Montgomery said: ‘Having held consultative conferences involving every continent in the world, we believe that this revised wording is in accord with the views of most physicians worldwide.’https://www.wma.net/news-post/world-medical-association-reaffirms-opposition-to-euthanasia-and-physician-assisted-suicide/last_img read more

Klopp says Liverpool spirits are high despite virus lockdown

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be Cool2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really Be9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith Jurgen Klopp says the mood at Liverpool is upbeat despite the coronavirus lockdown, even admitting he has tried to copy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s dance moves to keep himself occupied.Advertisement Loading… center_img The Premier League leaders were on the verge of their first top-flight title for 30 years when English football was suspended earlier this month.The virus shutdown has since been extended until at least April 30 but Liverpool do not know when, or if, they will get a chance to complete the job.Klopp said his players’ spirits remained high despite the frustrations of having no football to play and praised the efforts of his backroom staff who are looking after the players’ fitness.Liverpool were on the verge of winning the Premier League before the coronavirus shutdown“We spoke a couple of times, we have a really intense, big, big group chat – the whole of Melwood (training ground) are in that,” he said, speaking to the club’s website by videolink from his home.“The boys are really lively in that, the boys are just interested in what everybody is doing, comments on what everybody is doing – if Ox is on Instagram or whatever.”Midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain and his girlfriend, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, performed a dance routine, which she posted on social media.Teammate James Milner played up to his “boring James Milner” tag by posting a video of himself cutting his grass with a ruler and scissors.“I didn’t cut the grass but I tried the dance of Ox,” said Klopp. “Not as bad as you probably think. It’s very important in these times that we all show we take this situation seriously, but we are human beings.”“If the boys do anything on Instagram, as long as it’s in a legal frame I’m overly happy about it – it just shows they are still cheeky and all that stuff,” he added.Liverpool manager Jurgen KloppRead Also: Wilfred Ndidi named best ball-holding midfielder in Premier LeagueKlopp praised the efforts of Liverpool and other clubs in helping support more vulnerable members of the community during the current crisis.And he urged people to abide by the lockdown.“The only way to get football back as soon as possible, if that’s what the people want, the more disciplined we are now the earlier we will get, piece by piece by piece, our life back,” Klopp said. “That’s how it is.”“At one point we will play football again as well, 100 percent,” he added. “I couldn’t wish more for it because of a few really good reasons, how you can imagine. I can’t wait actually, but even I have to be disciplined and I try to be as much as I can.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more