Racking ’n’ rolling

first_imgA trusted name, a universal oven and an ability to last for at least 20 years, are just some of the reasons Adrian Mitchell, Duchy Originals’ manufacturing manager, chose Double D’s (Broxburn, West Lothian) rack ovens for its first bakery production unit in Launceston, Cornwall, last year. “We’re not a big plant bakery, but the Double D rack ovens match the scale of what we’re doing – targeting a niche market with a new range of organic pastry products, a line which we discovered wasn’t viable for larger manufacturers,” Mitchell says.== GAP IN THE MARKET ==Duchy Originals works with around 30 partner licensees which produce a range of bakery products all carrying The Prince of Wales’s seal. Duchy Originals spotted a gap in the market for organic pastry products, and so launched the organic range, which includes four 7.5-inch tarts in lemon, chocolate, Bakewell and treacle, mini jam and lemon curd tarts, Cornish pasties and cheese-based flans.Following initial training and familiarisation with the Revorack oven’s technology, including the CCS I controller, the staff at the bakery now operate 20 different baking programmes, designed to give the desired bake for each product, or product stage.”The Revorack ovens include a sophisticated airflow system, which gives consistency and can continually be fine-tuned,” says Mitchell. “We blind bake all pastry cases, then fill them and bake them again to achieve the premium product we’re looking for. The technology allows us to accurately control every aspect of each bake, so we always know what to expect. Also, we commissioned two-door ovens so we have controls on both sides, which makes the baking process more efficient.”It’s still relatively early days for the new bakery and the Revorack ovens are in use up to six hours a day, leaving plenty of capacity for baking further organic product lines, including meat pies, which are due to be launched before the year end.== range development ==”There has been a lot of work to get to this stage, but we’re now comfortable with the product and, coupled with the Revorack ovens’ technology, we’re looking forward to developing the range further,” adds Mitchell.Like all Double D products, the Revorack oven can be custom-built and comes in a range of sizes, from the compact single-rack up to 10-rack capacity, including high-volume dedicated ovens for pie, savoury and quiche production, says the firm. Double D believes it is worth investing time in finding exactly the right oven to suit each customer’s requirements. The company says it has been host to bakers from all over the world who visit Double D’s test centre near Edinburgh to trial the company’s products using their own recipeslast_img read more

Nigerian shambles, coach Siasia backs quarter-final boycott

first_imgAbuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria coach Samson Siasia said on Friday that he will support players boycotting Saturday’s football quarter-final against Denmark over unpaid allowances.“We have only been paid allowances for 11 days. There is no match bonus. What about all the months we have been training in Nigeria and Atlanta? That’s not fair,” Siasia told Nigerian radio.Nigeria have been embroiled in one crisis after another during the Rio Games. They were stranded for several days at their training base in Atlanta before flying to Brazil, and then the players had to beg Siasia not to quit after a win over Sweden.“We have been disrespected from all angles – by the the sports ministry, theNigeria Football Federation. Is that how you will treat your own children? We are not street kids,” Siasia said, adding that he had not received his salary “for the past five months”.“Everything is upside down and the boys don’t want to play anymore. Whatever they want to do, I’m with them. They are right for fighting for their rights.“I cannot do more than what I have done to get this team up to this level. I have done my best and now I am tired.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Florida announces 25 new cases of coronavirus, 1 new death

first_imghe Florida Department of Health has announced 25 new positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Florida and the death of a Florida resident in California.To keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the virus, the Department is issuing regular updates as information becomes available.A 68-year old female Orange County resident tested positive for COVID-19. This test was performed in California following travel to Asia. This person is deceased.A 41-year old male in Orange County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 54-year old male in Osceola County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 51-year old male in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 67-year old female in Manatee County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with domestic travel.A 62-year old female in Manatee County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is not a travel related case.A 29-year old male in Volusia County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with close contact with a traveler.A 69-year old male, non-Florida resident visiting from Europe tested positive for COVID-19 in Alachua County.A 59-year old female in Palm Beach County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with domestic travel.A 65-year old male in Palm Beach County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with domestic travel.A 42-year old male in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 77-year old female in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 59-year old male in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 37-year old male in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with travel to Europe.A 39-year old female in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 20-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with travel to Europe.A 83-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 41-year old male in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 20-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with travel to Europe.A 19-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with travel to Europe.A 22-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 19-year old male in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with travel to Europe.A 58-year old male in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 43-year old male in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 37-year old male in Palm Beach County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

GAA: NÓTAÍ CLG GAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgDéanann CLG Ghaoth Dobhair comhghairdeas le Neil, Éamonn, Peadar agus foireann Dhún na nGall.  Ó thaobh ticéidí don Chluiche Ceannais ,  is cinnte go mbeidh éileamh mór orthu sa chlub seo  mar bheas ag gach club eile  sa chontae.  Mar sin de ,  beidh an córas seo a leanas i bhfeidhm againn i bhFochumann Ghaoth Dobhair.Ní bheidh muid ach ag glacadh orduithe ó dhaoine fásta atá ina mbaill reatha    amháin, de réir ticéid amháin do gach ball.  Beidh uimhir theagmhála ar fáil nuair atá tuilleadh eolais againn.  Níl an fó-chumann ag glacadh aon orduithe  go fóill.  GAA: NÓTAÍ CLG GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: August 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:NÓTAÍ CLG GAOTH DOBHAIRlast_img read more

Clever Critters

first_img(Visited 66 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Small animals accomplish mighty wonders that require knowledge of advanced mathematics, physics and genetics.Moths: How do insects see in the dark? Some moths and bees get by with only a few photons – they seem to defy what is physically possible, remarks Erik Warrant, professor of zoology at Lund University, in The Conversation. He studied hawkmoths, dubbed the “hummingbirds of the insect world” because of their bright colors. The moths are able to perform summation on photons similar to keeping the shutter of a camera open longer in order to collect more light. The method sacrifices acuity, but works well enough to find a mate, avoid a predator or get by. “In fact,” Warrant says, “thanks to these neural mechanisms, Deilephila can see at light intensities around 100 times dimmer than it could otherwise.”Fruit flies: These tiny dipteran insects make use of a property called ‘optic flow’ in their aerobatic feats. Current Biology says that fast flight introduces photon noise and lowers the signal-to-noise ratio as much as darkness does. To solve this, flies employ a trick called ‘facultative summation,’ described by Jamie Theobald:Photoreceptors need quick temporal dynamics to cope with fast motion, so the ideal filtering would additionally be spatial. To determine if fruit flies implement filtering driven by background optic flow, I tested their frequency-dependent steering and found that flow transiently eliminates high spatial frequency responses. This effect increases from forward to lateral visual regions, acts only parallel to flow direction, and filters only high spatial, not temporal, responses. Facultative summation may maximize visual information by improving sensitivity during fast flight, but limiting acuity loss when the fly is still.Tardigrades are able to survive long periods of dessication. Live Science explains how they do it maintaining a special supply of unique ‘intrinsically disordered proteins’ or TDPs. “TDPs protected the tardigrades in much in the same way that trehalose [a sugar] protects other animals, by forming glass-like structures that help to preserve cells that are in a dehydrated state.”Birds and mammals need to keep track of the seasons to know when to grow more feathers and fur, reproduce, and carry on other vital functions of life. PhysOrg describes how scientists at the University of Bristol monitored secretions of the hormone melatonin in sheep. Produced at night, melatonin triggers other enzymes and genes depending on length of the daylight. This affects blood vessels near the pituitary gland and also signals different parts of the pituitary gland that control functions like fertility.Who taught these small animals these tricks? Performing these feats require technology aware of quantum mechanics and calculus. They involve advanced optics, information technology, and biomechanics. A country bumpkin has enough sense to know what’s going on: “Someone’s running this concern that ain’t got nothin’ else to learn.”last_img read more

Celebrating Africa

first_imgAlready the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development predicts that Africa’s economic growth this year will reach 5.8%; a real increase on last year’s 5%. It’s expected that the substantial spin-offs arising from an African hosted 2010 World Cup will help to spur this growth even further, creating a better continent for us all to live in.Between now and 2010, we at the International Marketing Council of South Africa will be vigorously marketing South Africa to the world. But we are fully aware that while 2010 may be hosted by us, it is essentially an African event.We particularly give our support to the five African countries on whose shoulders the hopes of Africa will be carried at the 2006 World Cup. To Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Tunisia – all of us on the continent will be watching your progress with excitement and hope that when South Africa hosts the 2010 event one of you will be the defending champion.Go well and bring the World Cup back to Africa!ENDSIssued by:        Meropa CommunicationsOn behalf of:    The International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC)Tumelo Kumalo (011) 483 0122 [email protected]last_img read more

Tutu: lifelong speaker of ‘truth to power’

first_img5 October 2012The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is to give South Africa’s Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu a special once-off award, accompanied by a US$1-million grant, in recognition of his “lifelong commitment to speaking truth to power”.The award will be presented to Tutu in Dakar, Senegal later this year during the annual Ibrahim Discussion Forum, the foundation said in a statement on Thursday.Announcing the special award to Tutu, the foundation’s board said it was “motivated by the desire to make an extraordinary grant to an outstanding African civil society champion.‘One of Africa’s great voices for justice’“Archbishop Desmond Tutu is and has throughout his life been one of Africa’s great voices for justice, freedom, democracy and responsible, responsive government. In everything he stands for, says, and does, he displays a consistent determination to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak the uncomfortable truth.”Mo Ibrahim, the Sudan-born billionaire who established the foundation in 2006, added: “Whether one always agrees with Archbishop Tutu or not, his contribution to dialogue, to accountability, and to the debate on Africa’s future has been unparalleled.“His integrity and moral authority deserve recognition. We hope this award will inspire the next generation to follow Archbishop Tutu’s example and speak truth to power.”Promoting good governance in AfricaThe London-based foundation supports good governance and leadership in Africa, publishing an annnual Ibrahim Index of African Governance, and awarding an annual $5-million prize to democratically elected former African heads of state who have:served only their constitutionally mandated term;left office in the previous three years; anddemonstrated excellence in office.Winners of the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership since it was established in 2007 are: Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique, Festus Mogae of Botswana, and Pedro de Verona Rodrigues Pires of Cape Verde.According to the foundation, the prize for 2012, which has not yet been adjudicated, will be announced in London on 15 October.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Google Buys DocVerse: People as Important as the Technology

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… The news that Google is buying DocVerse is now official.The reasons why Google bought this small company can be learned by taking a look at the people who started this small company out of Seattle.Shan Sinha and Alex DeNeui worked at Microsoft before launching DocVerse in 2007. Sinha ran product strategy for Sharepoint and SQL, 1.6B and $3.0B products, respectively. DeNeui served as program manager on the SQL Server Strategy Team and the program manager for the WinFS ISV Team.The two have built a strong company that will help Google in its battle with Microsoft. Sinha and DeNeui know Microsoft products. They know the Microsoft processes and its culture. DocVerse understands the challenges of working on deeply collaborative technologies. That’s a goal for Google as it continues to develop Google Apps. The DocVerse application installs a lightweight plug-in that is installed in the background of the user’s machine.The plug-in opens a widget in the document sidebar that includes a unique link. Any time a user makes an update to a Microsoft docment, the plug-in syncs the web page that is associated with the document. Every modification gets synced. When multiple people work on a document, the updates are made through the plug-in and versions are stored online.Syncing will become increasingly important for companies as more of the workforce uses smartphones. Google does a good job with email synchronization. But enterprise collaboration tools have a higher level of complexity. Co-editing, for instance, has to carry from the PC to the mobile device among mulitple users. Interestingly, Jive Software uses the DocVerse functionality for their product add-on: Jive Connects for Microsoft Office. The competition is getting fierce in the enterprise space. We wonder how this competition will affect the DocVerse relationship with Jive.center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#news alex williamslast_img read more

10 months agoEx-Real Madrid president Calderon: Mourinho only coach Florentino trusts

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Real Madrid president Calderon: Mourinho only coach Florentino trustsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon can see Jose Mourinho making a return.Calderon’s successor at Real, Florentino Perez, has been in contact with Mourinho – though that was before his sacking by Manchester United this week.Perez wanted Mourinho to replace Julen Lopetegui before he handed Santiago Solari a three-year contract.Calderon said, “A return for Mourinho to Real Madrid? Everyone here knows that it’s up to the president. I think he is the only coach he respects. The current president does not really trust the coaches. But in the case of Mourinho, he really, really supported him several times in difficult times. “When Lopetegui left, I said, ‘I’m sure Mourinho will be here and I do not exclude that he will be in Real in the near future’.” last_img read more