The Scottish Association of Master Bakers’ (SAMB) training department feels very encouraged and positive about the future of bakery training in Scotland, especially for 2007. Although the current round of European Social Fund (ESF) programmes is almost at an end and the future of this funding is very uncertain, Scottish bakers can really benefit from the 2007 projects that have been approved. Through the Scottish Bakery Training Council (SBTC), which develops and manages the ESF projects, the SAMB can continue to offer training opportunities for employed adults across all of Scotland during 2007. The SBTC has secured European funding to support training projects with a total value of almost £575,000 to help train bakery staff at all levels. As well as training leading to Scottish Vocational Qualifications at Levels 1, 2 and 3, the money also helps to pay for management and technical training.The bakery in the new Scottish Bakery Training Centre at Larbert is almost complete and already, the SAMB has been delivering courses using the conference/training room in the centre. Many of the courses on offer at the new centre for 2007 are linked to European funding and the range of new courses includes health and safety, food hygiene and HACCP at foundation and intermediate levels as well as a range of first aid courses. Many outside organisations are wishing to support SAMB and we will be able to offer many bakery, technical or management courses during the next year.There is a very healthy and positive attitude to training within the Scottish baking industry. The level of interest from SAMB’s members and bakery suppliers for the new Scottish Bakery Training Centre, including many generous donations of equipment, is very positive for the future of training in Scotland, well beyond 2007.
Pine nuts: On the basis that we expect to see a major step to normal supply being resumed, now that Russia and China appear to have settled their cross-border issues, we would hope to see prices ease into 2011 and to correct to more recognisable levels in the course of the next few months. However, varying reports suggest progressive climate change has radically altered the volumes that can be produced. Despite the high price of pine nuts over the past two years, domestic demand in the key producing countries is rising, and will affect exports.Pumpkin seeds: Although China increased its planted acreage this year, wet weather in September and October affected optimal production, so the additional stocks expected and counted on, did not materialise. Any surplus will be in the hands of local Chinese merchants and speculators, who are limiting stocks coming to the export market and, consequently, we have seen prices roll over into this new season at levels to match the unpleasant highs of last season.Sunflower seeds: With strong domestic demand again from within China, a new crop which is reported to be slightly reduced from last year and with sunflower prices still significantly lower than pumpkin and pine nuts, we would expect to see sunflower prices firming into 2011.l Based on information provided by RM Curtis
Google+ Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Previous articlePublic masses to return May 23-24 for Diocese of Fort Wayne-South BendNext articleCheap gas is great for consumers, but bad for local roads Carl Stutsman WhatsApp By Carl Stutsman – May 7, 2020 1 482 Budget shortfalls are inevitable; Goshen Mayor Jeremy Stutsman gives insight on how their 2021 might look Twitter Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook Every city government will have some tough choices to make when it comes to budgets this next year, and Goshen Mayor Jeremy Stutsman is giving some insight into the shortfall his city will be facing.At a city council meeting earlier this week Stutsman was immediately able to throw out a number; $1.5 million. That is the amount he anticipates the city will have to make up when it’s all said and done. According to The Goshen News he says they’ve been working with an accounting firm to get a handle on their numbers and the firm suggests that if Goshen spends their full budget; the impact will be about $5 million across all sources.However, Stutsman says they rarely do spend the full budget so he estimates $1.5 million. He also noted that in some cases, like gas tax lines, effects won’t be known for a couple years. It’s also important to note that nobody is 100% certain what budget numbers will look like next year.Read more here. Pinterest
Launched in 2013, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is patron of Step Up to Serve, which coordinates the #iwill campaign. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has worked closely with the campaign team to develop the 2019 focus on the environment, which was outlined in the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan.Many of this year’s ambassadors have been selected because they are already involved in environmental projects.Joining 15-year-old Amy Meek and her 13-year-old sister Ella, who together launched Kids Against Plastic to stem the global use of single use plastic, as an ambassador is Emily McDonald. The 18-year-old has been made an ambassador after she founded a Bio-Eco Society at her school, bringing together peers to take positive action against climate change.Bradley Gwin-Barrett has also been selected as an ambassador after he helped create a community garden in Anfield and went on to become a Community Engagement Officer. Over 50 young people from around the UK have today been announced as environment ambassadors as part of the run up to the government’s 2019 ‘Year of Green Action’.The inspiring group, which includes two teenage sisters who founded Kids Against Plastic to cut the single-use packaging, will encourage more young people to get involved in green projects through their school, youth group or local community.The #iwill4nature initiative, part of the #iwill campaign which aims to embed social action into the lives of 10-18 year olds, was formally launched at a celebratory event at Kew Gardens. It comes as the government prepares for its 2019 Year of Green Action, a year-long drive to see more people from all backgrounds involved in projects to improve the natural world.Defra Minister Lord Gardiner, at Kew Gardens today to congratulate the new ambassadors, said: Our children and young people have a huge role to play in ensuring the next generation is motivated and equipped to protect the precious natural world. It was inspiring to meet this group of young ambassadors who are so passionate about environmental protection and I look forward to seeing all they achieve over the coming year.
After announcing their first scheduled dates of 2018 late last year, Seattle-native indie-folk outfit Fleet Foxes have announced several newly added shows along the tour. In addition to sets at high profile festivlass like Coachella, Shaky Knees and Boston Calling, the tour will take them to both coasts and virtually everywhere in between from early March through the end of May, followed by a Toronto date in July.Watch the new tour date announcement video posted to Fleet Foxes Facebook page earlier today:For further information about Fleet Foxes’ upcoming Spring 2018 tour, or to purchase tickets to any of the nearly 20 upcoming performances, head on over to the Fleet Foxes website today.Fleet Foxes Spring 2018 Tour Dates:^ – Denotes Newly Added Date03/01/18 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor03/02/18 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre03/03/18 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Orlando03/04/18 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre03/06/18 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts^03/07/18 Wed Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte03/09/18 – Jackson, MS @ Thalia Mara Hall03/10/18 – Memphis, TN @ Cannon Center for the Performing Arts03/11/18 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen03/12/18 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theatre^04/10/18 Tue Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre^04/11/18 Wed Sacramento, CA @ Crest Theatre^04/18/18 Wed San Luis Obispo, CA @ Madonna Expo Center^04/20/18 Fri Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre^05/03/18 Thu Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre^05/07/18 Mon Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center^05/08/18 Tue San Antonio, TX @The Tobin Center for The Performing Arts^05/10/18 Thu El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre^05/12/18 Sat Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater^05/14/18 Mon Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom^05/15/18 Tue St Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House^05/17/18 Thu Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center for the Performing Arts^05/18/18 Fri Washington, DC @ Anthem^05/19/18 Sat Columbus, OH @ Express Live05/21/18 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium^05/23/18 Wed Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheatre^05/24/18 Thu Indianapolis, IN @ The Murat Theatre^05/26/18 Sat South Burlington, VT @ The Green at The Shelburne Museum^07/24/18 Tue Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts[Cover photo via Kyle Johnson for the New York Times]
A new album of never-before-heard Prince recordings is coming this summer.Related: Watch Prince Destroy A Solo On “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” With Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, & MoreTitled, Originals, the 15-track album will be made up of songs originally written/recorded in demo form by Prince throughout the 1980s, but were initially released by other artists. As Variety points out, Prince would often offer his demo recordings to be used as the master takes on other artists’ albums, with only a few minor alterations to the instrumentation and vocal parts. The album is scheduled to arrive exclusively to TIDAL on June 7th via Warner Bros. Records.Of the 15 recordings to be included on the album, four will be songs originally released by former Prince protégé Sheila E. Some of the Prince-penned tunes on Original‘s tracklisting include “Manic Monday” (originally released by The Bangles), “You’re My Love” (Kenny Rogers), “The Glamorous Life” (Prince backing vocalist Jill Jones), and “Sex Shooter” (Apollonia 6, an all-female singing trio out of Minneapolis created by Prince). Every recording to be included on the album was selected in a collaborative effort by music industry executive Troy Carter (on behalf of The Prince) and TIDAL owner, Jay-Z.TIDAL will exclusively stream the album for 14 days “in Master quality” through the platforms “HiFi” subscription tier beginning on June 7th. Following the two weeks of exclusive streaming, Originals will then be made available for both download and streaming on most major platforms, in addition to physical formats including CD beginning on June 21st. The album will then arrive on 180 gram 2LP and limited edition and Deluxe CD+2LP formats on July 19th.Fans can click here to pre-order the album.Originals Tracklisting/Original Artist + Release Date1. “Sex Shooter” – Apollonia 6 (Apollonia 6, 1984)2. “Jungle Love” – The Time (Ice Cream Castle, 1984)3. “Manic Monday” – The Bangles (Different Light, 1985)4. “Noon Rendezvous” – Sheila E. (The Glamorous Life, 1984)5. “Make-Up” – Vanity 6 (Vanity 6, 1982)6. “100 MPH” – Mazarati (Mazarati, 1986)7. “You’re My Love” – Kenny Rogers (They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To, 1986)8. “Holly Rock” – Sheila E. (Krush Groove, 1985)9. “Baby, You’re a Trip” – Jill Jones (Jill Jones, 1987)10. “The Glamorous Life” – Sheila E. (The Glamorous Life, 1984)11. “Gigolos Get Lonely Too” – The Time (What Time Is It?, 1982)12. “Love… Thy Will Be Done” – Martika (Martika’s Kitchen, 1991)13. “Dear Michaelangelo” – Sheila E. (Romance 1600, 1985)14. “Wouldn’t You Love to Love Me?” – Taja Sevelle (Taja Sevelle, 1987)15. “Nothing Compares 2 U” – The Family (The Family, 1985)View Originals Tracklisting
continue reading » To lay the groundwork for expanding its business services, Elevations Credit Union asked existing business members what they wanted most from their financial institution. Their top priority was making banking easier.The $2 billion Boulder, Colorado, credit union responded to those concerns on three fronts: expanding its team of experienced business lenders, introducing new deposit and loan products, and launching a new digital banking platform.The digital banking system with mobile and desktop access, developed with business partner Q2, Austin, Texas, lets businesses view account balances, transfer funds between accounts, pay bills, deposit checks, view check images and statements, originate ACH debits and credits, and send domestic wire payments.That suite of functionality comes close to the offerings from big banks like Chase and Wells Fargo at an affordable price for a credit union, and it delivers on business members’ expectations for the same type of mobile access they enjoy for their personal accounts, says CUES member Ken Bauer, VP/business banking. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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Helpline calls have risen in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, but the real extent of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic is likely under-estimated, as survivors are stuck at home and outreach services are interrupted, Etienne said.”With reduced contact to friends and family or barriers in access to services and shelters, we are leaving survivors with nowhere to go,” she warned.Coronavirus cases in the Americas have reached almost 11.5 million and more than 400,000 people have died as a result of the pandemic, the WHO regional director said.The region continues to carry the highest burden of the disease, with 64% of officially reported global deaths despite having 13% of the world’s population. The biggest drivers of the case counts are the United States and Brazil, she said.But there are increasing cases in the Caribbean, and new infections are rising in Peru, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago.Topics : Etienne called on governments to expand mental health services and prioritize mental health as part of their response to the pandemic.Many people are stressed by fear of developing the severe illness caused by the novel coronavirus, while doctors, nurses and health workers are working longer hours than ever before and risking their lives in hospitals, she said.Attention must be paid to rising domestic violence, Etienne said.”Ongoing stay-at-home measures, coupled with the social and economic impacts of this virus, are increasing the risks of domestic violence – home is not a safe space for many,” she said. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a mental health crisis in the Americas due to heightened stress and use of drugs and alcohol during six months of lockdowns and stay-at-home measures, the World Health Organization’s regional director said on Tuesday.The pandemic also has brought a related problem in a surge in domestic violence against women, Carissa Etienne said in a virtual briefing from the Pan American Health Organization in Washington.”The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a mental health crisis in our region at a scale we’ve never seen before,” she said. “It is urgent that mental health support is considered a critical component of the pandemic response.”
Bermuda-registered company Avenir LNG has collected USD 110 million through a private placement with Stolt-Nielsen Limited, Golar LNG Limited and Höegh LNG Holdings Limited.The private placement of 110 million new shares, at a par price of USD 1 per share, represents the first step in the capitalisation of Avenir.The placement was split in two tranches, with tranche A consisting of 99 million new shares that were subscribed for by Stolt-Nielsen (49.5 million shares), Golar LNG (24.75 million shares) and Höegh LNG (24.75 million shares). This tranche has closed.Tranche B consisted of 11 million new shares and was placed with a group of institutional and other professional investors on November 8. It was scheduled to close on November 13, 2018.Stolt-Nielsen will hold 45% of the shares, each of Golar LNG and Höegh LNG will hold 22.5% while the remainder will be initially held by the subscribers in tranche B.The company’s shares will be listed on the N-OTC list with effect from November 14, 2018.At the beginning of October 2018, Stolt-Nielsen, Golar LNG and Höegh LNG announced a combined investment commitment of USD 182 million in Avenir LNG Ltd and a contemplated subsequent equity raise in the company.The parties explained that the investment would be contributed as cash and equity-in-kind and would partly fund the construction of four 7,500 cbm small-scale LNG carriers currently under construction at Keppel Singmarine in Nantong, China, two 20,000 cbm small-scale LNG carriers on order from Sinopacific Offshore Engineering in Nantong, China and 80% ownership in an LNG terminal and distribution facility under development in the Italian port of Oristano, Sardinia.