GALLERY: Is your bakery making the most of market trends?

first_imgMatthew Verity, business unit director, chilled and bakery at Kantar Worldpanel UK, addressed the recent British Society of Baking (BSB) Autumn Conference.“The only way you will grow your market is to open a new eating occasion,” said Verity, referring to the popularity of recent bakery innovations including thins and giant crumpets.He referenced the fact that bakery as a category is in decline, but added there were ways and means to remain profitable and grow market share.Are you making the most of market trends? A selection of his insights and statistics are below:…Powered by Cincopa Video Portal for Business solution.BB market trendsMatthew Verity, business unit director, chilled and bakery at Kantar Worldpanel UK, addressed the recent British Society of Baking (BSB) Autumn Conference.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 1192height 894originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 1197height 892originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 1194height 891originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 1190height 890originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 1191height 891originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 1192height 892originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 1193height 892originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 1196height 897last_img read more

Flood Watch for Treasure Coast through Saturday

first_imgWATCH LIVE RADAR: Expect heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County.A flood warning is in effect for eastern Martin County until 6:15 p.m. A flood watch is in effect for Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee counties until Saturday afternoon.last_img

Brookdale Will Expand Online Programs in 2020

first_imgThe student reaction has been “tremendous” because it reinforces what they learn “in a tangible way. They can see exactly how the commands work and what they’re doing in this environment to use those cyber- security skills,” he said. “The federal government is so in need of cyber-security talent that they’re funding programs like us to teach students cybersecurity and pay for that and the students then commit to working two years in a federal agency,” he said. “Once we had that in place it made perfect sense to take the whole program online because now the hands-on skills that we used to do in the classroom, we’ve moved that into the cloud where now those students can do those hands-on skills from anywhere,” said Qaissaunee. Brookdale Community College offers its students various online courses. By next fall, more selections will be available.Photo by Patrick Olivero Michael Qaissaunee, chair of Brookdale’s engineering and technology department, said the need for cybersecurity talent is “tremendous” in many industries, especially in New Jersey and New York. “There doesn’t seem to be any indication that that’s going to change any time soon.” “It’s absolutely a need,” Stout said of online programs. Some students take a mix of online courses and classroom courses to help them maintain their jobs and obtain extra credits in the semester. Others pursue degrees fully online, especially adult students. Online programs are determined based on student needs and availabilities in the job market. It is among 320 colleges nationwide to earn the distinction, out of about 5,000 colleges and universities, Qaissaunee said. “That will hopefully give them (students) a leg up in finding jobs or moving up in their current jobs.” The school’s recognition as a center for academic excellence in cyber defense education through 2024 was earned from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The County College of Morris is also a center of academic excellence. However, Qaissaunee noted Brookdale’s program is “much more hands-on focused” and helps students learn “the skills that a cybersecurity professional needs.” Brookdale received a $100,000 Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant from the U.S. Department of Education last year to focus on cybersecurity infrastructure. With the grant, it was able to install servers at the college’s data center, allowing students to work in virtual labs they can access from any location. Students can work at home, on campus – anywhere – free of charge. Chair of Brookdale’s engineering and technology department Michael Qaissaunee will be one of the instructors of online cybersecurity courses for the community college.Photo courtesy Brookdale CC To earn a certificate in the cybersecurity program, students must take six courses. That includes introductory courses on networking, the UNIX operating system and security; computer forensics; ethical hacking; and perimeter security. There are no restrictions on who can or cannot enroll. Two full-time faculty members instructing courses now, including Qaissaunee, and an additional faculty member will be brought on to run the program online. Anyone interested in enrollment can contact staff at the Teaching and Learning Center at the Brookdale campus. Brookdale currently offers select cybersecurity instruction in automotive technology, education, criminal justice and healthcare science courses, among others. Program graduates have gone on to work at major companies like CBS networks, IBM, Intel and more. Aside from the FIPSE grant, the college has received a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop online content in cybersecurity and networking, as well as a $500,000 grant for cyber-security scholarships targeted for veteran students or students with bachelor’s degrees who have committed to working for federal agencies. Brookdale President David Stout said the program is expected to roll out in fall 2020. Registration begins in March. It is designed for those already working in the IT field who want to increase their security skills, as well as recent Brookdale graduates looking to build on their Networking Information Technology A.A.S. degree. MIDDLETOWN – Brookdale Community College is considered a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Soon, it will extend its cyber security courses online and anyone will be able to take them without commuting to the Lincroft campus.last_img read more

Wildcats go wild in Penticton, edge Vernon to capture tournament title

first_imgMount Sentinel advanced to the final with a thrilling three-set win over Kelowna Secondary School Owls.The third-ranked 4A team should have swept the floor with the Cats, but Sentinel had other plans winning 25-18, 22-25, 15-12. “I suspect that this match is to date one of highlights of our season,” Moreira explained.”The match was well played and it was clear that we weren’t interested in “just avoiding embarrassment” . . . we were playing to win.”Mount Sentinel opened the day with a 25-18, 25-17 win over West Van in quarterfinal playoff action.The Cats finished the round robin Friday with a 2-1 record after scoring wins over Rutland and Similkameen Sparks of Keremeos.The lone setback came in a 2-1 loss to a highly talented Pen Hi squad.Mount Sentinel travels to Kimberley this weekend to play in the Selkirk Storm Invitational tourney.The squad is off the following weekend before hosting the Kootenay Finals November 16-17 at Castlegar’s Selkirk College Gymnasium.At the end of the month, the same Selkirk location, along with the gym at L.V. Rogers in Nelson, will be part of the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships.Sixteen teams from throughout the province will be vying for the B.C. Single A title from November 28 to December 1. The Mount Sentinel Wildcats appear to be ready to make a run at the playoffs after capturing the top prize at the Pen-Hi Lakers High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in the South Okanagan City.The Single-A power kicked butt against higher calibre teams throughout the tourney, finishing the day off by edging Vernon Panthers 29-27, 25-22 in the championship final.The Panthers are ranked third at the Triple-A girls division.”We were very consistent throughout the weekend,” said Sentinel coach Joe Moreira.”I think the mark of a Grade 12 team. Clearly with only a few events before provincials this type of play is very encouraging.”Moreira said the scores were not indicative of how much the Cats dominated Vernon in the final.The only drama in the match was the poor start the Cats got out to, down 8-1 and not looking very much like a championship side.Once the Wildcats got back into the match, the Kootenay squad took over.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Leafs & RDCK

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs and Regional District of Central Kootenay recently joined forces to make a major contribution to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.The two local organizations presented a cheque for $8000 to the KLHF derived from bottles left by the public at RDCK Lakeside Drive Recycling Center and consolidated by the Leaf’s Bottle Depot.The donation was made during a pre-game ceremony at a recent Nelson Leafs hockey game. Mallard’s Source for sports would also like to salute the groups with Team of the Week honours.last_img read more

Letterkenny driver caught with no tax, no insurance and quantity of cannabis

first_imgA car was seized in Letterkenny last week with a series of violations. Gardaí detected the car on Friday evening when they discovered neither the driver or passenger were wearing a seatbelt.Upon further inspection of the vehicle, Gardaí found that the motorist had no tax and no insurance. A small quantity of cannabis was also found.The car was seized and the driver is set to face a prosecution for the road violations – with a fixed charge penalty notice also issued.Gardaí shared details of the incident on social media this morning with a warning: “It is so important to wear your seatbelt whether you are driving or in a car as a passenger. Always ensure that your car has valid insurance and Tax/NCT before using it in a public place.”Letterkenny driver caught with no tax, no insurance and quantity of cannabis was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

R23.7bn approved for SA infrastructure

first_img9 October 2012 The Development Bank of Southern Africa approved R27.5-billion for infrastructure projects, 86% of which are in South Africa, during 2011/12, the bank said on Monday. Announcing its annual results in Pretoria, the bank said that total commitments for the financial year ending March 2012 were R8.4-billion, while disbursements totalled R8.1-billion.Renewable energy programme The bank said it was working with the National Treasury and the Department of Energy on a renewable energy programme involving independent power producers. South Africa has so far selected 47 preferred bidders to provide 3 725 MW of renewable energy through this programme, and the DBSA said that its support of approved projects amounted to a potential participation value of R22.6-billion.Municipal infrastructure development In support of municipal infrastructure development, the bank said it had approved R8.7-billion in funding for South Africa’s municipalities – although its ability to convert these approvals to disbursements had been affected by “strong participation” from the country’s commercial banks. “In the areas of medium and under-resourced municipalities, the bank successfully disbursed R797-million and R63-million to the two markets respectively,” the DBSA said in a statement. To help improve municipalities’ ability to maintain and develop new infrastructure, the bank had also, through its Vulindlela Academy, trained 19 000 people in planning, finance, and management in 2011/12, including 12 787 officials from the country’s municipalities and development finance institutions. “Furthermore, as part of the DBSA’s support to local government, technical and planning experts were deployed to various municipalities throughout the country to alleviate constraints on service delivery,” the bank said. The bank also supported the Department of Basic Education’s school infrastructure programme, providing project planning, preparation and management for the construction of 49 schools in the Eastern Cape. The project, to the value of R672-million, is expected to be completed towards the end of 2012. Regional infrastructure development In supporting development in the wider southern African region, the bank disbursing US$54-million of a $206-million loan facility to the Zimbabwe National Road Administration – its biggest commitment to Zimbabwe to date. In addition, R1.3-billion was disbursed to Zambia’s National Road Fund Agency, while R542-million was disbursed to the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank as part of a credit agreement reached during the year. The bank said its results for the year “were lower than expected in a very challenging operating environment”. While total assets grew by 10.5% from R47.4-billion to R52.4-billion, “impairments and unrealised revaluation loses on equity investments impacted negatively on the Bank’s net earnings, resulting in a net loss of R370-million”. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

NBA Africa Game 2018 Competition Terms and Conditions

first_imgNBA Africa Game 2018 Competition Terms and ConditionsThis promotion is open to all South African residents aged 18 years and older.This online promotion runs from 1 August 2018 – 2 August 2018.Competition entry mechanics:Entrants must answer a question correctly, as posted on the Brand South Africa social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).   Five correct answers will be drawn. Five winners, based in Joburg, will be selected by and notified by a Brand South Africa representative.  The winners will be notified via email or telephone. Winners will be prompted to send their details to Brand South Africa via email or telephone In the event that the winners do not respond within 48 hours of notification, or cannot take the prize, new winners will be drawn and substituted as the winners.  Prizes – 5 x double tickets to the NBA Africa Game at the Sun Arena Square, Pretoria on the 4th August 2018.  The prizes are not transferable and are not exchangeable for kind.  Exclusions: Transportation, refreshments and accommodation.  Winners must arrange their transportation and accommodation. Brand South Africa reserves the right to verify the validity of all entries.  To claim the contest prizes, the winners must produce their valid South African identity book and/or passport. General Terms and Conditions:By entering this online promotion, all competitors agree to be bound by the rules, regulations and requirements set out in the promotional material. This promotion is subject to South African law, and is not offered outside South Africa. All entries must be completed online by 10h00, 02 August 2018 (South African time) to qualify. Brand South Africa reserves the right to disqualify incomplete online entries. No responsibility will be accepted for online entries lost for any reason whatsoever, whether due to inaccessibility of the site via internet, network disruption, network congestion, malicious virus attack, unauthorised data hacking, data corruption and server hardware failure or otherwise. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of delivery. Nothing on email, or on any other website of Brand South Africa, or entrant’s use of the services or related hereto, shall be construed as conferring any license or other rights under the intellectual property or other proprietary rights of Brand South Africa or its subsidiaries or affiliates or any third party, whether by estoppels, implication or otherwise. Brand South Africa and/or its agent shall be licensed to evaluate all contest-related submissions for the purposes of the contest, including verification and judging and as specified in these terms and conditions. The software and programming code and media relating to the web site or Instagram page and contest-related communication is protected by the applicable laws of copyright, trademark, patent, competition and other proprietary laws. Brand South Africa’s decisions shall be final in all matters relating to the draw and no correspondence will be entered into. Brand South Africa reserves the right to change the terms and conditions without prior notice. An entrant shall be deemed to have notice of any such amendments or interpretations upon publication of the same on the website page and shall be deemed to have accepted such amendments or interpretations by virtue of his/her continued participation in the promotion. Should an entrant not wish to continue to participate in the promotion pursuant to the prevailing terms and conditions as amended or interpreted, he/she may terminate participation in the promotion upon written notice to Brand South Africa. Brand South Africa reserves the right to modify the competition or disqualify any entrant/contestant if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the competition as determined by Brand South Africa, in its sole discretion. Brand South Africa reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate or suspend the promotion and select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to the cancellation. Brand South Africa may in its absolute discretion extend any time limit or waive any of the terms and conditions where a person might otherwise be disqualified. Brand South Africa may in its absolute discretion substitute the prize with one deemed to be an appropriate replacement value in the place of the prize. The promoter is Brand South Africa. 103 Central Street, Houghton, Gauteng, South Africa, 2041  Definition of NBA Entities: NBA Properties, Inc., the National Basketball Association (the “NBA”), and the NBA member teams (collectively, the “NBA Entities”). Exclusion of Employees of the NBA Entities from Eligibility:  Employees of the NBA Entities, including affiliates, agents and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of such employees, are not eligible to enter or win the promotion.  Limitation of Liability:  The NBA Entities and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, governors, owners, distributors, retailers, agents, assignees, advertising/promotion agencies, representatives, and agents shall have no liability and will be released and held harmless from any claim, action, liability, loss, injury or damage, including, without limitation, personal injury or death to winner or any third party or damage to personal or real property due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by any reason, including the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize and/or participation in this promotion. Right of Publicity Release:  Participants in this promotion (if minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and agree that the NBA Entities and their designees and assigns may use the participant’s name, voice, city/state of residence, photos, video or film clips, and/or other visual likeness for advertising and/or trade purposes and/or for any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation (financial or otherwise), permission or notification.last_img read more

Surprises across the board for corn, soybeans, and wheat

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist MercantileCorn was bearish with the U.S. yield at 181.3. Soybeans were higher in spite of larger than expected yields. China soybean imports are declining less than expected tempering bearish numbers for soybeans. Russia wheat exports are unchanged.It was surprises across the board for corn, soybeans, and wheat.A news flash from Reuters News and the WSJ from earlier this morning, said, “U.S. proposing new round of trade talks with China in the near future.” That news moved soybeans 12 cents off the day’s lows. Moments before the report release soybeans were 6 cents above the day’s lows.Harvest is only underway in limited areas across Ohio. Today’s USDA report has producers across Ohio and the Midwest anxious for even a whisper somewhere of friendly news in the grains complex.The biggest concern today is the U.S. soybean yield, production, and ending stocks. It seems a forgone conclusion those numbers will increase from August. How much they increase remains the 64 million dollar question. Corn production estimates were mixed. The landfall of Hurricane Florence looming  is also on many minds.USDA put the U.S. soybean yield at 52.8 bushels per acre. Trade estimates place the U.S. soybean yield at 52.2. Last month the USDA US yield was 51.6. The U.S. soybean production was 4.693 billion bushels. The production average estimate is 4.649 billion bushels. August USDA soybean production was 4.586 billion bushels. USDA estimated the U.S. soybean ending stocks at 845 million bushels. Soybean ending stocks average estimate is 830 million bushel while it was 785 million bushels last month.The U.S. corn yield was 181.3 bushels per acre. The average trade yield estimate was 177.8 bushels per acre. Last month it was 178.4 bpa. Corn production was 14.827 billion bushels. The average production estimate was 14.529 billion bushels. In August it was 14.586 billion bushels. Ending stocks were 1.774 billion bushels. The average ending stocks for corn was 1.639 billion bushels. Last month it was 1.684 billion bushels.Just minutes before the noon report, corn was down 2 cents, soybeans down 4 cents, while wheat was up 5 cents. Following the report, corn was down 13 cents, soybeans up 4 cents, with wheat down 10 cents.Weather forecasts for Ohio and the Midwest are for dry conditions this week and next.Weather concerns from the fast approaching Hurricane Florence into the U.S. southeast have North Carolina at ground zero for landfall. Looming in their minds is the potential of seeing 15 to 25 inches of rain along the coast and inland. Agriculture is a big deal in North Carolina. They are a major producer of U.S. meats, accounting for 12% of hog production, 13% of turkeys, and 9% of chicken.Hurricane Florence brings back chilling memories for North Carolina residents. Past hurricanes have seen thousands of hogs and millions of poultry birds not surviving the torrential flood waters. Manure holding lagoons are also at risk of overflowing. Those hurricanes include Matthew, 2016; Floyd, 1999; and Fran in 1996. Also, North Carolina has dozens of toxic coal ash lagoons containing millions of tons. The ash is a decades old byproduct from coal used in power plants to generate electricity. Fears of escaping water from those lagoons are rampant as Hurricane Florence makes landfall over the next 48 hours.Brazil is quickly running out of soybeans with the monstrous export program to China that has been underway the last several months. It comes as a result of the U.S. tariffs implemented upon China earlier this summer. Current Brazil shipping values for September soybeans are $2.47 over November while soybeans from the U.S. Gulf are 15 cents over November. That represents a 27% premium for Brazil soybeans compared to U.S. soybeans, right in line with the 25% tariff.Ohio fall basis levels for corn and especially soybeans continue to be large. Illinois soybean basis has fallen nearly 20 cents in just two days. The U.S. soybean tariffs on China have resulted in virtually zero soybeans able to move off the U.S. Pacific Northwest. It has been reported that some facilities in North Dakota are not even bidding for fall delivery soybeans.Reports are wide ranging as to settlement prices today. Soybeans could be down 20 cents to up 10 cents, corn down 5 cents to up 5 cents, and wheat down 20 cents to up 20 cents.In a surprise, crop ratings this week were up for both corn and soybeans. The trade had expected a small decline. The Monday 4 p.m. weekly report was delayed until yesterday at noon due to a computer glitch.last_img read more

17 days agoArsenal stopper Mustafi reveals he played injured in Liverpool thrashing

first_imgArsenal stopper Mustafi reveals he played injured in Liverpool thrashingby Freddie Taylor17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveShkodran Mustafi has revealed he played through injury for Arsenal last season.The German endured a terrible night in the 5-1 loss to Liverpool in December 2018, but he has revealed he wasn’t fit enough to play the game.”I had missed three weeks injured and then went into the game without training with the team because the coach needed me,” he said. “At half-time it was 4-1, I had a few bad moments and injured myself again. “Afterwards, I got a lot of negative comments from Arsenal fans on Instagram and Twitter, and articles were written in which I was harshly criticised.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more