The Worshipful Company of Bakers is offering successful bakers the chance to attend a three-day course in Italy, through its annual scholarships, bursaries and accolade opportunities.Available to those at bakery schools, colleges and in the industry, the recipients of the ABIM-, Joseph Travelling-, and Piero Scacco awards, will fly out to Bologna from 4-8 October 2011, for an expenses-paid trip. The three-day course – conducted in English – in conjunction with Club Arti & Mestieri, includes one day on Italian breads, one day on Italian pastries and a one day study tour Italian bakery laboratories and shops.The Piero Scacco Award is provided by the Worshipful Company of Bakers and is awarded to two individuals. The ABIM Award is provided by the Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers and is for one person. The Joseph Travelling Award is for one mature successful applicant to further his or her knowledge abroad to the benefit of the UK baking industry.The closing date for applications is Monday 2 May, with interviews to take place on Tuesday 10 May.For more details call telephone: 020 7623 2223, email: [email protected] or visit www.bakers.co.uk.
It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Clips of the Week! This being the first full week of August, its seemed appropriate to have a water themed entry, so we have fly fishing Shenandoah, tubing, kayaking, and EXTREME kayaking for you, along with an important message form Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Enjoy, and remember, if you have a video you want featured in clips of the week, leave a comment or email [email protected] favorite outdoor videos of the week that was:1. Beautiful BrookiesWe’ll kick off this week with a gorgeous little vid from our friends at Two Fisted Heart Productions (you may remember them from the tidal Potomac doc in the F3T, Urban Lines). The message is simple, you can always go home again…to fish, and features some awesome shots of wild Shenandoah National Park brook trout leaving the water in pursuit of yellow sallies. This is what small stream trout fishing is all about.The Way It Began from TwoFisted Heart Productions on Vimeo.2. Watauga WhitewaterWant to know what running the Watauga in a kayak at 240 cfs is like? Here you go.3. Ozone Falls First DescentThis is a little old – it’s from January – but we just came across it this week. This vid features the first descent of 100+ foot Ozone Falls in Cumberland County, Tennessee, by Pat Keller and was scouted and shot by BRO contributor Chris Gratgmans. The video’s title, and GrindTV.com post have the hilarious title of “Kayaker Survives 100 Foot Drop…” like he went over the falls by accident. You can read the full story of the descent in Canoe & Kayak magazine.4. Tubing Never Looked So GoodHere is a short little ode to tubing on Deep Creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Looks like a blast.5. Writing, and Carving, on the WallThis is a semi-public service announcement from Great Smoky Mountains National Park addressing graffiti and vandalism of historic buildings on park grounds. This has special relevance this week as several monuments around the East, including Washington D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial, National Cathedral, and Smithsonian, and a statue of Jackie Robinson in New York. Vandalism in National Parks is on the rise across the nation, which is both baffling and infuriating.
As they point out from HUP, they advocated the introduction of a more liberal model that does not know quotas, and which could employ workers from abroad depending on the current needs of a particular company, ie employer. The current quota system did not meet the requirements of the modern age, it was outdated and too slow for the needs of a modern and dynamic labor market. But the question is to discuss how the new Aliens Act will affect the bigger picture, especially in the long run. It is quite clear that the complete liberalization of the market, ie the opening of the labor market to foreigners without any control, will lead to a reduced labor cost, as well as a long-term issue of immigration. What is extremely important, and what migration experts emphasize, is how this will further encourage the emigration of Croats. Especially in the context of tourism, because quality tourism cannot be built on cheap labor and primarily on the import of foreign labor. Of course, there is an important context for raising the quality of our economy, added value, etc.… When amending the Aliens Act, we must not be guided by only one motive – the import of cheap labor, which would have far-reaching negative consequences. The new Aliens Act proposes just such a model, with which HUP agrees, but HUP believes that with the introduction of the quota-free model, the conditions set in the current draft law must be eased, which represent restrictions for employers that the quota system did not have. HUP will continue to communicate requests for simplification of the above conditions to the Government of the Republic of Croatia with the aim of creating the highest quality law by which employers will be able to hire new staff more efficiently and quickly and thus raise their own competitiveness, HUP concludes. Employers gathered in HUP believe that the amendments to the Aliens Act should take into account the simplest possible application of the Act. Positive changes, such as the introduction of a quota-free employment system, must not be compromised by creating a more complicated and rigid model than the previous one, which would prevent employers from hiring new ones, HUP states, and expects the new system model, in case there are no domestic workers on the labor market. Certificate from the Tax Administration as proof that the employer has no debts on the basis of all public benefits (if the employer is only one day late with the payment of VAT, he cannot meet this condition)Implementation of the CES market test – the implementation of this test and the role of the state as an intermediary in employment between employers and workers is unclearComplicated and long-lasting obtaining of student visas for foreign students (eg obligation to physically come to the interview, materials exclusively in Croatian, etc.) Many of the conditions set by the new bill are simply impossible to meet at a time when the employer urgently needs to hire a new workforce, according to HUP, such as: In the end, we all need to be aware of how quality labor costs, there is no compromise, and the problem of labor shortage in tourism is precisely due to poor working conditions and low wages. A short season, an expensive state, etc.… cannot be broken primarily on employees. Obviously we haven’t learned that school yet. As if it is not normal or sustainable to work in tourism for 10-12 hours every day, ie without a day off. Regardless of the month of paid leave at the end of the season. Photo: Pixabay.com
He says 20 years ago the agency’s tests covered probably 12 drug classes, but now the standard test in the lab covers around 36 drug classes. Mr Hardy said methamphetamine and cannabis are both “on the up” and they are still the main drugs being use. TVNZ One News 11 April 2018Family First Comment: “methamphetamine and cannabis are both “on the up” and they are still the main drugs being use.”Exactly. So don’t go soft on them legally. www.saynopetodope.nzCocaine being used by blue collar workers, and members of older generations abusing prescription medications are worrying trends The Drug Detection Agency has found as it tests in workplaces.The Drug Detection Agency has been New Zealand’s biggest drug testing company for 13 years, Seven Sharp reported.With 3,500 businesses on its books, the agency’s founder and CEO Kirk Hardy knows how Kiwis’ drug use is changing. “We’re definitely seeing an increase in cocaine. And it was one drug that was quite white collar. But we are seeing it sneak into blue collar as well,” he said.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/blue-collar-workers-cocaine-worrying-trend-found-workplace-drug-testing-agency
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2017)–Heavily favored St. Joe Bay shrugged off early pace pressure and a serious challenge a quarter mile from home while registering a 2 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Peter Miller, the 5-year-old gelding got six furlongs in 1:08.75.“There was a lot more pressure (on him) than I thought,” said Miller. When is saw that four-horse (eventual last place finisher, Ocho Ocho Ocho) hounding me in 21 and two, I was like geeez. But this horse is just so good right now he’s got gears. When that gray horse (runner-up Moe Candy) came to him, I got a little concerned, but he had another gear.”A winner of the Grade III Midnight Lute Stakes here on Dec. 31, St. Joe Bay was off at 3-5 in a field of four older horses and paid $3.40 and $2.20 (no show wagering).“Well, there are certainly always anxious moments when you’re coming into the stretch like that but fortunately for me, St. Joe Bay did all the work,” said Desormeaux. “He had about 70 yards where he had a nice breather. For me, it’s just great to be on the Peter Miller team. He’s firing bullets right now.”Owned by Altamira Racing Stable and David A. Bernsen, St. Joe Bay, a Florida-bred gelding by Saint Anddan, got his third consecutive win Saturday and he now has an overall mark of 21-5-5-3. With the winner’s share of $120,000, he now has earnings of $377,175.Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Moe Candy loomed ominously turning for home, but the winner found plenty more, relegating “Moe” to second, finishing 4 ¼ lengths in front of Ike Walker. Off at 6-5, Moe Candy paid $2.20 to place.Fractions on the race were 21.48, 44.40 and 56.37.
Governor Haley: Praised by Donegal companyA PRESTIGIOUS Donegal company is set to reverse the trend of Foreign Direct Investment – by expanding into the United States.Inishowen-based E&I Engineering Ltd., a provider of switchgear and power distribution solutions throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, plans to invest $17 million to establish its first U.S. operations in Anderson County, South Carolina.The investment is expected to create 250 jobs over the next five years. E&I will acquire the vacant 50,000-square-foot Supreme facility on Harris Bridge Road with plans to expand the complex to 150,000 square feet to accommodate manufacturing of its products.E&I has more than 650 employees across its European headquarters and its plant in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The American jobs are being supported by local government agencies.“The E&I Group has been highly impressed by the support and assistance offered to us by many of the South Carolina government departments. … We congratulate Governor Nikki Haley in running a highly efficient and well-organised, business-friendly state,” said Damian McCauley, group production director for E&I Engineering said. HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE DONEGAL COMPANY CREATING 250 JOBS IN AMERICA? was last modified: May 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Anderson Countydonegale&I engineeringInishowen
20 August 2004Africa’s biggest stock exchange, the JSE, is opening its doors to foreign listings, a move expected to significantly boost the value of the local bourse.The National Treasury says the first listings will take place from September. The plans to allow foreign listings, including African firms, were first announced by Finance Minister Trevor Manuel during his budget speech in February.The move is part of a bigger initiative to promote South Africa as the financial nerve centre on the continent, and to boost investment and development in Africa.“Despite being the largest financial centre on the continent, South Africa’s capital markets have yet to play a significant role in channeling debt and equity capital to where it is needed for African infrastructure projects, direct investment and government finance”, Treasury director-general Lesetja Kganyago said recently.“What is needed is a financial hub especially focused on the needs and circumstances of the region, much in the same way that Singapore and Hong Kong cater for the capital needs of the Asian continent.”The JSE’s current market capitalisation stands at around US$258-billion (R1.6 trillion), which falls short of the value of both Hong Kong’s ($628-billion) and Singapore’s ($148-billion) bourses.The JSE says it has already received inquiries from foreign companies interested in a local listing.Kganyago said South Africa was well placed to become a preferred location for processing financial deals and managing global call centres.The move will allow “African firms, finance institutions and sovereigns alike to access our markets for the long-term capital they need for development”.“African companies can now be part of the JSE’s market indices, potentially increasing the scale of capital they can access, but also raising their profile amongst the analyst community”, he said.“Developing a critical mass of analysts and investment advisers dedicated to the African continent is going to be critical.”Read the director general’s full speechSouthAfrica.info reporter
Google today announced that it plans to acquire On2, a Clifton Park, NY-based video compression developer in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $106.5 million. In its announcement, Google argues that this acquisition will help the company to “make the overall web experience better for users” and that “video compression technology should be part of the web platform.” On2 has a large number of customers for its compression technologies, and the latest version of its video codec, VP8, competes directly with H.264, the most popular format for high-quality video on the web right now.Maybe even more importantly, Adobe Flash uses On2’s older VP6 video codec and On2 continues to receive licensing fees for VP6, though the cost of these fees and On2’s licensing structure have driven a lot of customers to H.264.What Will Google Do With On2?Assuming this deal will get the green light from On2’s stockholders and government and industry regulators, it will be interesting to see what Google does with this technology. One theory that is being pushed by pundits right now is that Google will open-source at least some of On2’s codecs. One of On2’s earlier codecs became the basis for Ogg Theora, the video codec that the Mozilla foundation wanted to use as the standard video codec for HTML5. This project is on hold for now, but Google could still integrate one of On2’s current codecs into its Chrome browser.Google could also move YouTube to a new, potentially higher-quality format, though we don’t expect this to happen anytime soon. On2 also offers solutions for embedded and mobile devices – technologies that Google could potentially use for its mobile products. In addition, On2 offers encoding products for consumers. Judging from Google’s history, the company might just make these available to consumers for free in future.Maybe It’s Just About YouTubeHowever, we actually think that the real benefits for Google might be at the back-end. With YouTube, Google owns the Internet’s largest video service, and being able to bring more encoding know-how into the company might just save Google some money in electricity costs and server hardware. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#Google#news#web frederic lardinois Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Tottenham boss Pochettino: No need to prioritise competitionsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says they won’t prioritise competitions this season.Their current run of four successive victories equals their best of the campaign and their manager is keen for them to avoid any slip-ups which may interfere with that, starting at home to Bournemouth today.”Two seasons ago when we were fighting with Leicester we went to the end but the gap was so big (they finished 11 points behind in third),” he said.”It wasn’t enough. Now we are close but we need to be cautious, go step-by-step, game-by-game.”We need to be conscious about that, we need to fight a lot, and there is still a long way for work and to be consistent.”Being involved in four competitions will be tough but we are going to try.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe: Our huge incentive going into Southampton clashby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits their clash with Southampton can lay down a marker.It is still early days in the Premier League, but playing first on Friday night means a win for Bournemouth will take them up to third in the table.”It’s a huge incentive going into this game,” Howe admitted. “We’re looking for back-to-back wins in the Premier League, which is a very difficult thing to do.”We’ve enjoyed the games against Southampton which have been tight and tough, from both clubs’ perspectives. We’re looking forward to another entertaining match.”