West Sussex-based Cake Brands has expanded its frozen desserts capacity at its premises in Chichester.The business, which manufactures under several brands including More Foods, has invested £100,000 in a new high-care (microbiologically safe) area, which is sealed off from the main bakery.As a result, it will now produce “premium-tier and indulgent” dessert products, including cheesecake and tiramisu under its Sussex Bakes label, managing director Jayson Scheib told British Baker.The move is part of a wider growth strategy for the business. Recently, Cake Brands merged More Food with its other business, Izzy’s Patisserie, to supply foodservice customers with bespoke frozen cheesecakes, potted desserts and sauces.“Due to the increased interest in these products, brought on by the ability of the in-house NPD team to create new and innovative products, the business saw the need to introduce a larger high-care dessert facility within the Chichester factory,” Scheib said.He added that Cake Brands has a dedicated oven that allows throughput from the main bakery into the high-care area.“We can push in a rack of sponge bases or even cheesecake and that bakes the product, which exits the oven straight into what we call our high-care dessert facility,” he said.The business, which is currently trialling new desserts, expects to be supplying the foodservice sector, including restaurants and coffee shops, over the coming weeks.
It’s all over the news, from Rock and Ice to the New York Times – as of January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have officially completed their revolutionary free ascent of the Dawn Wall. 3000 feet, 32 pitches (seven of which are designated 5.14, the current highest rating in the climbing world), and 19 days made this trip to the summit the most difficult (and successful) rock climbing feat around the globe.The process has been years in the making, starting in 2007 when the two first began to outline the idea. This week, take a look at the journey that the Dawn Wall has inspired in Caldwell and Jorgeson. First, Caldwell shares some of his preparations for the Dawn Wall ascent. The second video shows a portion of the video diary that Caldwell and Jorgeson kept during their climb. Finally, learn a bit more about the climb as the third video breaks the Dawn Wall down into some pretty shocking numbers.
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Julie Esser As senior vice president, Julie leads the organization’s marketing and communications strategies, events and communities with effective engagement, development and retention strategies. Julie brings more than 30 years of … Web: https://www.culedger.com Details The pandemic has not only changed the way we’re currently living our lives and interacting with one another — it has also changed how credit unions serve their members. Delivering exceptional member experience has traditionally consisted of a combination of four components: convenience, ease of use, personalization, and security. There’s now a fifth — safety. Maintaining and continuing an exceptional service experience comes down to one thing: trust. Trust is the foundation of any relationship. Credit unions have been a trusted financial resource for members since their inception—and that has been the key advantage our industry has over banks and FinTechs. It is ingrained in our industry’s creed as not-for-profit, member-owned cooperatives. This is the credit union difference: deeper, more personal member relationships, better rates and lower fees, and always putting members first.As credit unions expand their digital services, they must once again build a relationship with their members — a trusted relationship that’s digital. Digital trust is earned by instilling member confidence in the ability of the people, technology, and processes your credit union employs to create a secure, private, and reliable digital world. Since the increased digital connection between credit unions and their members’ personal devices can generate an increase in cyber and privacy risks, you can count on scammers and fraudsters to be quick to try and exploit our members’ fears and sense of compassion. We’ve already seen the current COVID-19 crisis spawn a spike in online criminal activity. During the first five months of 2020 alone, cyberattacks on the financial services industry have increased by 238 percent, according to a recent study by VMWare. Spoofing and impersonation attacks in the call center are two of the most common types of fraud that financial institutions and consumers have experienced an increase of during this pandemic. If members have digital trust, they won’t feel the need to worry about the possibility of being victims of such fraud, even in times of crisis. Protecting and safeguarding your members’ identity will be the key to developing digital trust with your members. Decentralized Identities Equals TrustA decentralized identity creates a faster, more secure method to confirm a member’s identity because it leverages the combination of these technologies—cryptography, biometrics and distributed ledger technology, which is the most secure way to protect credit unions and their members from identity theft and fraud. One of the main member benefits of decentralized identities is that each individual has full control and ownership over their personal information, an identity model known as self-sovereign. This privacy-enhanced technology also allows members to selectively disclose personal information, protecting them from divulging more information than necessary to conduct business with their credit union. The future is quickly moving to self-sovereign identities. The organization that enables the consumer control over their personal information will enjoy a trusted digital relationship which can last a lifetime. Your members are counting on you to protect them and being in control of your digital identity can’t come soon enough. By adopting a KYC-compliant, member-controlled, interoperable digital credential built on the latest in privacy-enhanced technology, your credit union can enhance the digital trust with their members by giving them confidence that their credit union is protecting them and have their best interests at heart—part of what credit unions have done since their inception.Taking the first step toward creating digital trust between your credit union and your members is easy. To learn more about MemberPass and the Digital Trust Registry, send an email requesting a list of FAQs, register to attend a webinar, or visit www.memberpass.com.CULedger, a credit union service organization, offering MemberPass, the simplest, most secure solution to verify your members through leveraging touchless, privacy-enhancing technology to protect credit unions and their members from identity theft and fraud. Visit www.memberpass.com or email us at [email protected]
EDITORIAL: Stuff co.nz 21 November 2015The long-standing belief that this country is universally a paradise for youngsters has been shattered, revealed as a charade by a Fairfax study of child homicide in New Zealand.We should hang our heads in shame.The heartbreaking photographs on the front of today’s Weekend Press bring into sharp focus the child abuse happening almost daily on the margins – but not exclusively the margins – of New Zealand society.The data investigation has uncovered the appalling truth about the children who have been abused, neglected and maltreated by parents and caregivers.Collectively we have failed the more than 200 children aged 0-14 who have died from such treatment since 1992, including the dozens of young souls whose photos we feature today, pictured on some of the happy days of their tragically short lives.It is a harrowing series of statistics. Overshadowing the many individual findings is the fact New Zealand is one of the most dangerous countries in which to grow up.A 2007 report by Unicef placed New Zealand last in the OECD in terms of safety for children and teenagers, with 23 deaths due to accidents and other injuries out of every 100,000 under-19 year olds. In comparison, per 100,000, there were 15 in Australia, 12 in Japan and eight in the United Kingdom.A direct comparison of New Zealand’s performance more recently has not been possible as no similar study has since been released. However, it is thought likely that improvement, if any, since 2007 will have been minimal, given trends in other sets of data, including infant mortality rates.So far this year 13 of our children have died suspiciously, four more than the annual average. Auckland’s Starship Hospital reports it is seeing more cases of serious abuse than ever while nationally a child goes into hospital every other day with inflicted injuries, burns, broken bones and head wounds. Worse, that statistic is believed widely under-reported.The fact most child homicide victims are not known to Child, Youth and Family staff is also a sign that abuse cases are falling between the cracks.http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/74188995/editorial-its-time-to-tackle-new-zealands-appalling-child-homicide-record
25 June 2003Soon anyone visiting the picturesque Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet will be obliged to throw back a couple of tequila slammers before heading off again. The small town is set for world fame among lovers of the fiery drink as the only place outside of Mexico where tequila – marketed under a different name – is made.A few years ago a group of local businessmen realised that the spiky blue agave americana growing in abundance in the Karoo was a relation of the five varieties in Mexico used to make tequila.Theories abound on how the sisal-like plant found its way from America to the Karoo: one story goes that a little Victorian girl brought three imported agave plants from Grahamstown in 1938. She planted them on a farm outside Graaff-Reinet and they soon spread rapidly, becoming part of the Karoo landscape.Another version is that the plant was introduced to South Africa specifically to control erosion and for use as a crop during times of drought. Still another theory goes that the agave plant was introduced by a traveller riding from Grahamstown to Cape Town between 1820 and 1830. Whatever its origins, the agave now grows in abundance in the Karoo.Battle to unlock Mexico’s secretsThe local businessmen formed Reinet Distillers with a view to making a home-grown version of the potent alcoholic drink, famous among jollers the world over. However, after battling to unlock Mexico’s centuries-old secrets of how to make tequila and experiencing technical problems in their factory, Reinet Distillers closed without making a single shot of tequila.But one of its investors, Keith McLachlan from Dimension Data, went into partnership with Swiss-based alcohol distilling and distribution firm Rockwood & Hines to form Agave Distillers, and the factory was revived, thanks to an injection of R10-million.Two French biochemists were brought in to help sort out the recipe. Thus began a period of intense tequila drinking, to compare the local product with the various others on the market. Seven months later, the chemists were convinced they had developed a winning product.Break for local marketBut the real break for the company came after the misfortune that struck the Mexican tequila distillers – a disease that almost destroyed the agave crop there. “What has given us a window of opportunity is that a bacteria had developed in the Mexican plants and they are unable to solve it, so there is a worldwide shortage of tequila”, said Roy McLachlan, brother of Keith and MD of the distillery.This shortage is expected to last for about four years, which will give Agave Distillers the chance to break into the market. Already, the factory has created 45 jobs in an impoverished community. The factory is next to the Cape Town-to-Johannesburg highway, a perfect stop-over for tourists who will be able buy their supplies on site once the venue is open to the public.Some of the agave plants being cultivated, in an area spanning 480 hectares, have been around for 100 years. But the plants are being harvested in a sustainable way: the “mother” agave is harvested just before it flowers and young plants grow up around it to continue the cycle. The outer leaves of the agave are stripped off and the heart, which is rich in sugar, is pulped and boiled and then pressed to extract the juice.Agava Silver and GoldThe company’s Karoo plant can produce 1 200 litres a day, and has raised capital to fund an expansion to 4 000 litres a day by the end of 2003, with plans ultimately to raise production up to 10 000 litres daily.Most of the exports have gone in bulk orders to the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and France. McLachlan said he hoped to be sending more than 60 000 litres of concentrate a month to importers.It is also available for locals in bottled form. Because the name “tequila” is protected under international trade laws, the product is branded “Agava”, and Agave Distillers is now moving between 12 000 and 15 000 cases of the spirit a month.The product on the market is called Agava Silver. A second product, called Agava Gold, is being matured in oak barrels in Namibia. The wood gives the spirit a different colour and taste. Soon the barrels will be brought to the Graaff-Reinet factory to house the whole operation under one roof.The spirit being distilled in the factory is 100 percent agave distillate, which makes it more desirable for some than the Mexican version, which is often bulked up with other spirits. The final product here is diluted to a strength of 45 percent alcohol. Unlike Mexican tequila, it also has no sugar added. Nevetheless, it is a sweet, smooth-tasting spirit that has received rave reviews by those who are importing it.Visit Agave Distillers to place your orders.SouthAfrica.info reporter. Sources: Science in Africa, Sunday Times
Despite trailing 0-2 and their world number one Test ranking at stake, India are quite confident of turning the tables on a rampant England in the remaining two Tests of the four-match Test series.Even as the injuries and batting failures have hit India hard, Dhoni’s men are not overlooking a few positives from the two defeats at Lord’s and Trent Bridge.”Bhai sahib, yahan match to jeetna hai (we have to win matches),” Praveen Kumar, who has so far taken 13 wickets from two Tests at an average of 26.53, said.Indians are not ready to get caught in the swirl of negatives floating around them and are working on strengthening their belief in themselves, which alone could help them turn the tide in their favour.They are keen to draw confidence from the fact that Sachin Tendulkar was not well at Lord’s, Gautam Gambhir was laid low by an elbow injury, while Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman did little wrong in the last two Tests. Even Suresh Raina showed a glimpse of his ability.There is not a single pacer one can find fault with, even though off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has failed miserably and “Bhajji bashing” started almost immediately.Harbhajan, who is now ruled out of the Test series due to an abdominal strain, was being viewed as an unimaginative bowler and as somebody who wouldn’t mind being injured at this stage of his career.The off-spinner bowled just 13.4 overs in the second Test and has been woefully out of form in the series. The tweaker grabbed one for 69 in the second Test after his one for 218 in the first at Lord’s. But the fact that even Graeme Swann equally struggled on seamers’ strip, has conveniently been brushed under the carpet.advertisement”We are very good at running down our own men. You break this team now and you would pay the price in Australia later this year. No spinner, other than (Shane) Warne, (Muttiah) Muralitharan and (Anil) Kumble, has taken more wickets than Harbhajan in the history of the game,” said a former Indian captain, who is now a cricket commentator.”And are Bhajji’s critics implying that Warne, Murali and Kumble never had an ordinary series? Kumble averaged nearly 60 in his final three Test series. Warne is averaging nearly 50 in 14 Tests against India. And do you want to know what is Murali’s average in India — over 45 in 11 Tests!” he added.As far as Dhoni is concerned, he has also been a subject of similar attack. There is nothing that critics can find right with his batting, keeping or captaincy.But the Indian team knows that it is not only him who has failed with the bat in the series but also England captain Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook.Dhoni’s collection behind the stumps is faulted, even when the wickets have been uneven at times. There is a lack of respect for a man who has helped India reach the top of the Test ladder and stay there for 19 months.Most of the members of the Indian cricket team have seen the highs and the lows in their careers and are experienced enough not to get bothered by all the criticism surrounding them at the moment.Teams can and do lose a match and a series. But it must not be a trigger to stamp out the good cricketers. Players, who serve long can have an aberration once in a while but it shouldn’t be a signal to take them off the roster.An act in haste could be one of repent later. And No.1 Test side in the world is all desperate to prove their critics wrong when they take on England in the last two Tests at Edgbaston and The Oval.- With inputs from PTI
Bournemouth 2 Arsenal 1: Wenger’s worries worsen without Sanchez Iain Strachan Last updated 1 year ago 23:22 1/14/18 Getty Images The absence of Alexis Sanchez was keenly felt by Arsenal as they lost away to Bournemouth in the Premier League. Arsenal experienced an uncomfortable taste of life without Alexis Sanchez on Sunday, as they gave up the lead to lose 2-1 away to struggling Bournemouth. The visitors were missing two key players on the south coast, where a knee injury kept Mesut Ozil out of the team and Sanchez was omitted as he continues to be linked with a move to Manchester City or Manchester United.The absence of the Gunners’ chief creator and most potent attacking threat told as they struggled to break down the home team prior to Hector Bellerin’s 52nd-minute opener. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Callum Wilson’s equaliser with 20 minutes to go was quickly followed by Jordon Ibe’s first Premier League goal for Bournemouth and those strikes proved enough to register a famous victory for Eddie Howe’s team, who are now unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions. Arsenal meanwhile remain sixth, but have not won in five and are struggling to keep pace with the Champions League qualification challengers ahead of them in the table. If, as expected, Sanchez completes an imminent move to the Etihad Stadium or Old Trafford, Arsene Wenger must find new attacking solutions ahead of a London derby at home to a resurgent Crystal Palace next weekend.69 mins: Bournemouth 0-1 Arsenal74 mins Bournemouth 2-1 ArsenalWhat a turnaround for @afcbournemouth! pic.twitter.com/gExysVdP7q— Premier League (@premierleague) January 14, 2018Bournemouth enjoyed an early sight of goal when Adam Smith fired wide from outside the area, but it was Arsenal who had the better of the opening exchanges.Ainsley Maitland-Niles hit the bar after collecting a cross from Alexandre Lacazette at the back post and a deflected Alex Iwobi strike forced Asmir Begovic to parry behind and concede a corner.The Gunners then had to wait until the 35th minute to threaten again, Begovic using his feet to deny Danny Welbeck one-on-one. Howe’s side finished the half strongly, though, Ryan Fraser drawing an important block from Calum Chambers and then testing Petr Cech, while Arsenal were perhaps fortunate not to concede a penalty for handball against Iwobi from a corner.The away team capitalised on that good fortune by taking the lead early in the second half, when Iwobi’s well-weighted throughball released Bellerin in behind the Bournemouth defence down the right. The Spaniard raced into the area and was able to squeeze a low finish under Begovic, who got a touch but could only succeed in making the ball loop up and bounce over the line.No player has scored more @premierleague goals than @HectorBellerin in 2018 #AFCBvAFC pic.twitter.com/aweUbAIY1c— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 14, 2018Undeterred, Bournemouth levelled in the 70th minute, a brilliant Fraser pass to the edge of the penalty area allowing Wilson to steer a sharp, first-time finish past Cech, who had charged off his line.Four minutes later it was 2-1, Ibe running onto Wilson’s lay-off and firing home a fierce strike to open his league account for the club.Wenger introduced Theo Walcott, another player who has been linked with a move away from north London, in an attempt to salvage something from the game.But the visitors proved unable to apply significant pressure in the closing stages, Bournemouth remaining resolute to record a victory that could prove crucial to their survival hopes.WHAT A WIN! #BOUARS | #afcb pic.twitter.com/J11BQzyS9U— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) January 14, 2018Key Opta Stats:- Bournemouth have recorded their first win against a side from the ‘big six’ in the Premier League since December 2016 (4-3 v Liverpool), ending runs of 14 winless games (D3 L11) and nine successive losses.- Arsenal have picked up just 13 points after 12 Premier League away games (W3 D4 L5) – their worst record at this stage of a season since 2005-06 (12 from 12).- The Cherries have won their first ever game against Arsenal in all competitions (D1 L5).- Arsenal have lost the last three Premier League games that Alexis Sanchez has not played any part in – 0-1 at Stoke, 1-2 at Watford and this game.- At average age of 25 years and 56 days old, Arsene Wenger named his youngest Arsenal starting line-up in the Premier League since November 2012 v Aston Villa (25y 11d).- Callum Wilson has scored three goals in three Premier League games against the Gunners, and also recorded his first ever top-flight assist when setting up Jordon Ibe for the winning goal. read more
Chelsea defender Cahill will fight for his place – Zolaby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea veteran Gary Cahill will stay and fight for this place.That is according to assistant manager Gianfranco Zola.The club legend, who is assisting Maurizio Sarri this term, says that Cahill is always one who will compete for a first team spot.There is speculation that Cahill will move on in January as he is not getting much playing time.”It is difficult to say about that,” Zola said during the press conference.”It was not Gary has done badly when he played, but at the moment there are players performing very well. “I don’t know what will happen, but he is a fighter. “It was a surprise to find out his personality, he will try to fight for a place.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche open to rotating squad for Norwichby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche will likely rotate his squad for Saturday’s clash with Norwich City at Turf Moor.Substitute Jeff Hendrick popped up to score a stoppage-time equaliser against Brighton on Saturday.Matej Vydra and Jay Rodriguez also impressed off the bench, and Dyche says he might give his fringe players a chance when the Canaries come to town.”All three of them affected the game so I was pleased with that,” the Burnley boss said.”I’ve told them there will be certain players (rotated), obviously defenders it doesn’t change as much, but you have to keep everyone involved.”I think that’s the important thing here, we’ve always worked on a group mentality, so I want to keep everyone’s mind on it.”
OTTAWA — There will be more than one Canadian election campaign unfolding this week.A second round of politicking is taking place in New York City, where a delegation of former prime ministers, aided by a senator with a wealth of diplomatic experience, will push Canada’s bid for a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council.Canada is vying for one of two seats for a two-year term that would begin in 2021, but it faces a tough fight from Norway and Ireland.The vote will be next June, but with the federal government in “caretaker” mode, Global Affairs Canada has dispatched former prime ministers Jean Chretien and Joe Clark to the annual UN General Assembly meeting of world leaders in place of incumbent Justin Trudeau.The former Liberal and Progressive Conservative leaders are part of a delegation led by a top-ranking public servant, Marta Morgan, the deputy minister of foreign affairs.In addition to Canada’s UN ambassador Marc-Andre Blanchard, the delegation is rounded out by former interim Liberal leader Bob Rae, who was appointed as Canada’s special envoy to Myanmar, former Quebec Liberal premier Jean Charest and the Independent Sen. Peter Boehm.“What the government wants to do is continue to advance the Canadian candidacy for the Security Council,” Boehm said in an interview.“It’s a great opportunity with everyone there, to advance the cause, to make our case. It’s no secret it’s going to be a close-run election for the Security Council.”Boehm retired from the public service last year after serving as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s chief organizer for the 2018 G7 leaders’ summit in Charlevoix, Que.Last September, Trudeau appointed Boehm to the Senate as an Independent after a long career as a diplomat that included ambassadorships and deputy-minister-level positions in Ottawa.He was also Canada’s ambassador to Germany in 2010 during Canada’s most recent unsuccessful run for a Security Council seat. Germany had no trouble winning the two-thirds support of the General Assembly needed for a seat, but Canada fell short to tiny Portugal for the second seat and ultimately withdrew.The then-Conservative government of Stephen Harper was heavily criticized for the loss and it was only with the election of Justin Trudeau in 2015 that Canada declared its intention to seek a temporary seat once again.Boehm said Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has said publicly that he would not abandon the campaign if he is elected. Scheer said he would continue to pursue the seat in an interview earlier this year with the Globe and Mail newspaper.Many analysts believe Canada has an uphill battle within the UN group of countries in which it’s competing known as the Western European and Others Group, or WEOG. It is one of five regional groupings in the UN that nominate candidate countries to serve on the Security Council.Boehm said the group, which also includes Australia, New Zealand and Israel, does not agree on an acclaimed slate of candidates, which forces a secret-ballot election among UN countries. Others, such as the African and Latin American groups, usually agree on which of their number to nominate, avoiding an election.“It’s not a good group to be in, in the sense there always seems to be competition with another European coming in at the last moment … you never know how this is going to go. The competition is tough.”Boehm said and the other members of this week’s delegation have been travelling in recent months to foreign gatherings to press Canada’s case.In August, he travelled to a summit of Pacific Ocean island states that included 18 countries, including Australia and New Zealand, to make the pitch. Boehm said he plans to meet again with those countries this week, as well as representatives of Caribbean states. “A lot of work goes into campaigns. Because the vote is secret, you never know where you stand,” said Boehm.Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press