Beyond the zone

first_imgBakehouse is moving out of its sweet pastry comfort zone, and into a new category with the launch of Do-licious Donuts. The firm, which also supplies savouries and speciality breads has added a six-strong range of donuts to its portfolio. They will be available in: Glazed; Double Choc; and Maple & Pecan ring varieties, and Choc & Creme; Lemon & Creme; and Strawberry & Creme filled formats.”The six different flavour variants ensure all tastes are catered for and really tap into the current trends, influenced by American products and indulgent flavours,” commented consultant baker, Dean Brettschneider, who has been working with Bakehouse on its NPD.The donuts are supplied in cases of 36, and take 60 minutes to thaw from frozen.last_img

ELECTION 2014: MCCREA WELCOMES PROPOSED INVESTMENT FOR GREENWAY CYCLE PATH IN BARNESMORE GAP

first_imgStranorlar Area Labour candidate, Brian McCrea, has today welcomed the very positive response he has received from Minister of State for Transport and Tourism, Alan Kelly, in relation to a Greenway Cycle path in the Barnesmore Gap area. McCrea has recently highlighted the huge potential for local investment and employment that such a project may deliver, and is calling again on the incoming council to make a case for the area.The Minister told McCrea, ‘Given the popularity and success of Greenways already delivered, I will continue to explore funding streams for such projects given their contribution to community life as well their significant economic stimulus potential’. McCrea told Donegal Daily, “In recent weeks the Minister has announced that €10m has been earmarked to develop Greenways and cycle routes and has ‘strongly urged Donegal County Council and local interest groups and yourself to continue to campaign and seek funding for the development of Greenways in Donegal’.McCrea continued, “The EU Structural Funds Programme 2014 to 2021 is currently being finalised and there may be significant opportunities for cycle infrastructure development under Inter-reg and the Rural Development Programme.McCrea concluded, “A previous application with the County was unsuccessful and at present no further applications have been submitted.ELECTION 2014: MCCREA WELCOMES PROPOSED INVESTMENT FOR GREENWAY CYCLE PATH IN BARNESMORE GAP was last modified: May 22nd, 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:Brian McCreaElection 2014:newsPoliticslast_img read more

ShopLK Summer Sessions set the beat for great shopping days in Letterkenny

first_imgShoppers and visitors to Letterkenny town were treated to some excellent music by local musicians, as the ShopLK Summer Sessions kicked off last Saturday.Joe Gibson a local singer and instrumentalist, entertained the shopping crowds at the Letterkenny Shopping Centre, whilst local traditional music group Rag A Ra, played an excellent trad set at Market Square on the Main Street.Joe Gibson at the ShopLK #SummerSessionsIn the lead up to the annual Letterkenny Busking Festival, which takes place on August 24th, additional Summer Sessions are planned for the months of July and August. The next performance will be by Comhltas and will take place at Market Square on Saturday July 13th. Whether you want to dine out, enjoy a day activity with the family or shop till you drop, Letterkenny is the place to be this Summer! Our Summer Sessions are free to enjoy so why not gather the family or a group of friends and enjoy a day out in Letterkenny!The President of Letterkenny Chamber, Leonard Watson said, “In addition to our annual Busking Festival, we wanted to bring more entertainment to our shopping areas. The Summer Sessions are sure to create a buzz around town and are a way to say thank you to all our customers who continue shopping in Letterkenny!”Summer Sessions will take place from 12pm to 3pm. The performances and dates are:July 13th – Comhaltas – Market Square July 20th – Eamonn Russell and Dallen Davies – Market SquareAugust 17th – Townlaw – Market SquareAugust 17th – After Eight – Letterkenny Shopping CentreCheck out the ShopLK Facebook page or the ShopLK Summer Sessions event page below for updates. Registration is currently open for the Letterkenny Busking Festival. All musicians, singers and entertainers of all ages welcome to take part. To register email [email protected] or message us through the Letterkenny Busking Festival Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/events/463440714473447/ ShopLK is funded by Donegal County CouncilShopLK Summer Sessions set the beat for great shopping days in Letterkenny was last modified: July 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:EntertainmentletterkennyMUSICretailShopLKsummer sessionslast_img read more

Redknapp backs Barton for managerial role

first_imgFormer QPR boss Harry Redknapp has told Talksport he believes Joey Barton could be a success as a manager when the midfielder’s playing career finishes.Rangers captain Barton, 32, is keen to go to coaching and management when he hangs up his boots.And Redknapp said: “When you sit down and talk to him, he is knowledgeable. He is a student of the game.“I can’t wait for him to get the opportunity manage. He could be very good. He has good ideas, he is enthusiastic, and he knows the game.“Obviously there is another side to him as well, but hopefully when he gets the opportunity he will do a good job for somebody.”Barton insisted on Twitter on Monday that reports he had blamed Redknapp for relegation-threatened QPR’s plight were misleading.See also:Barton denies blaming former boss Redknapp for QPR’s woesFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers re-sign NaVorro Bowman for retirement purposes

first_imgSANTA CLARA — The 49ers are formally granting NaVorro Bowman’s wish to retire from the NFL via their roster.Bowman, a four-time All-Pro linebacker with the 49ers from 2010-17, was re-signed Monday as part of a plan to place him on the reserve/retired list Tuesday or later this week.Dwayne Harris #17 of the New York Giants carries the ball as NaVorro Bowman #53 of the San Francisco 49ers defends in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 11, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo …last_img

Cape women sew up success

first_imgThe toys are expensive – ranging in price from $201 (R1 780) to $600 (R5 320) – but keep in mind each one is handmade by women who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Each creation is marked with the seamstress’s initials and is a display of her inspiration and dreams for the future.(Image: Taunina)MEDIA CONTACTS • Tracey Chiappini-Young Co-founderTaunina+27 82 578 4622RELATED ARTICLES• SA to create 5-million new jobs• Budget big on education, jobs• Zuma’s 2010 plan of action• One million jobs in four years• R4-billion for 4.5-million jobs• Teaching jobless how to find jobsCadine PillayTracey Chiappini-Young and Karen Jansen, founders of the soft toy maker Taunina, are on a mission to promote job creation in South Africa through the art of seamstressy. The toys are expensive – ranging in price from $201 (R1 780) to $600 (R5 320) – but keep in mind each one is handmade by women who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.The entrepreneurs began their business with a strong focus on sustainable development and sustainable luxury. Of the profits from sales, 30% goes to the seamstresses – 20% through the Bear Essentials Fund to pay for their housing, health care and education, and 10% in productivity-related bonuses.Labour of loveChiappini-Young and Jansen founded Taunina in Cape Town in 2011 to help meet the growing needs of disadvantaged communities for employment and empowerment. “Taunina toys range from teddy bears to rabbits and puppies. The women who make the toys are incredibly talented seamstresses and embroiderers,” Chiappini-Young says.The toys are made with the strictest quality control from the finest fabrics from repute textile houses such as Liberty of London, supervised by Chiappini-Young. Each toy takes four to seven days to make. The women must wash and powder their hands every 90 minutes to ensure the cotton stays clean. The completed toys are inspected carefully before they are shipped off in a one-of-a-kind Taunina hat box.“We like to call the work we do a labour of love … it’s a brand with soul and feeling.”The toys are marketed as heirlooms rather than as toys for play. The idea is that they become a part of a family and are treasured for generations.Lions of their destiniesThe name Taunina comes from “tau” meaning “lion” and “nina”, an acronym for the business term “no income no asset”. “The idea behind the name is that Taunina gives women who once had no income and no assets the power to become lions of their own destinies,” Jansen explains.Chiappini-Young believes that the women who make the toys are artists in their own right. They are taught which patterns and colours go together so that a uniform aesthetic is achieved, but they are still given a large amount of creative freedom. “We afford our artists the opportunity to use their unique cultural heritage and artistry to not only earn a living, but also to be recognised as the creators of some of the most sought after teddy bears and other collectable soft toys in the world, and to be valued for their artistic contribution to the company,” she says.The company says that each creation is marked with the seamstress’s initials and is a display of her inspiration and dreams for the future. The work gives her financial security and the ability to transform her own life and that of her family.When you receive a Taunina soft toy, the idea is that you are exposed first-hand to global and social issues, prompting a desire to change the world. “The unique beauty of each collection piece lies in how it transforms the life of the woman who made it and establishes a lifetime connection between the artist and the purchaser,” adds Chiappini-Young.Taunina also believes strongly in education, and children of some of the staff are at school in Cape Town, where they can keep a close eye on academic progress, offering support or intervention if needed.Overseas breakthroughTaunina is a new company, but the founders have no doubt that it will be successful. The toys are sold online and in only three places – at the Taunina shop in Woodstock in Cape Town, at the exclusive children’s store, Bundle, in New York, and at New York’s iconic luxury department store, Barneys. They will be available at Harrods in London soon.“While we are working away in our studio in Cape Town, we love to daydream about where our bears will be travelling to, who they will meet first,” says Chiappini-Young.It was recently announced that the Taunina collection will be included in Barneys Easter display. The collection made its New York City debut in September 2012 at Bundle, and flew off the shelves within a week. Taunina will release its home décor range in April.The toys are also available for sale online at www.taunina.com, www.bundlenyc.com and www.barneys.com.last_img read more

2018 Ohio State Fair Commercial Cattle Show results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2018 Ohio State Fair Commercial Cattle Show participants exhibited 25 pens of three for a total of 75 head of commercial steers and heifers on July 29, 2018 during the fair. Judging the event were Joseph Higgins, Wisconsin and Jacob Mikel, Iowa. The show was managed by United Producers, Inc., and the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio State Fair and United Producers, Inc. served as sponsors.In the junior division live evaluation, Austin Wiseman of Malta, Ohio, exhibited the Champion Lot of 3 Steers and Champion Lot of 3 Heifers which earned the titles of Grand Champion Overall Lot of 3 and Reserve Champion Overall Lot of 3, respectively. Wiseman’s lot of 3 steers had an average weight of 1,319 pounds and his lot of 3 heifers had an average weight of 1,208 pounds. Allison and Ryan Bowsher, Laurelville, Ohio, exhibited the Reserve Champion Lot of 3 Heifers averaging 1,219 pounds. Garrick and Cayden Prosser, Springfield, Ohio, exhibited the Reserve Champion Lot of 3 Steers with an average weight of 1,322 pounds.In the open division live evaluation, the Grand Champion Overall and Champion Lot of 3 Steers was awarded to Glen Feichtner of New Washington, Ohio with an average weight of 1,366 pounds. Wiseman also exhibited the Reserve Champion Overall and Champion Lot of 3 Heifers with an average weight of 1,208 pounds. Wiseman also hung the banner for the Reserve Champion Lot of 3 Steers weighing in with an average of 1,319 pounds. The Reserve Champion Lot of 3 Heifers went to Phelps/O’Connor Farms Limousin, weighing in at an average weight of 1,217 pounds.Winners of the live show received nearly $5,000 in premiums from the Ohio State Fair. Tyson harvested the cattle and supplied the carcass data for the 2018 Ohio State Fair Commercial Cattle Carcass Contest. Hot carcass weights ranged from 669 pounds to 958 pounds. Yield grades ranged from 1 to 5. Over 95 percent of the contest entries fell into the Choice or higher category, with 43 percent grading Prime – well above the USDA average. This year’s show had zero dark cutting carcasses.In the Junior Division, the Grand Champion Carcass honor was awarded to Wiseman with pen 13 and Reserve Champion Carcass honors went to Allison and Ryan Bowsher with pen 15. In the Open Division, Grand Champion Carcass honors went to Fred Voge, West Alexandria, Ohio, with pen 23 winning the carcass contest. Voge also earned the title of Reserve Champion Carcass with Pen 26. All six carcasses from both the Grand and Reserve Champion lots graded Prime and were yield grades 2 or 3.The awards banquet for the carcass competition was held in conjunction with the OCA Young Cattlemen’s Conference on August 9, where $3,000 was awarded to the carcass winners.last_img read more

Who’s Hiding in Your GPS Device?

first_imgWho’s in your GPS device? Your GPS device is hiding a cast of tens of thousands. Every time your GPS device blinks to life, pioneers, innovators and at least one Chinese explorer blink back.  The journey to help you walk out your front door and find a geocache begins way back in 1400.There were clearly no GPS devices then. Magnetized needles were used to find direction for more than a thousand years. But it wasn’t until the 14th century that an admiral in China put the innovation to another use.  Zheng He is reported to be the first person to use the compass as a navigational aid. The Chinese explorer and diplomat employed the compass to direct ocean expeditions to the South and West of China beginning in 1405.Chinese magnetic compass (pbs.org)Over the next two hundred years others, including Galileo and Amerigo Vespucci, the namesake of America, further researched navigating by latitude and longitude. But there was still far to go.It wasn’t until the 1884 the International Meridian Conference adopted a universal Prime Meridian – or zero point of longitude.Less than a hundred years later, in the 1970’s, a constellation of GPS satellites was launched into orbit.  They provided never-before-realized navigation accuracy to the U.S. military.  The rest of us began enjoying that accuracy on May 2nd, 2000 when the order was issued to stop intentionally degrading the GPS signal available to the public. GPS accuracy instantly improved tenfold.One day later the first geocache was placed.Think of the scientists, politicians and navigational crusaders behind the ideas of navigating by latitude and longitude.  Every time you power up your GPS their ideas boot up too. There’s a lot going on inside your GPS.In addition to all those innovators, don’t forget the 40-some Lackeys at Groundspeak, 200-some volunteer Reviewers and four to five million other geocachers who drive this activity.   Each of these people and events make your geocaching adventure a reality.Now don’t you want to put them all to the test and go grab a geocache?Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedHelp Save Our GPS! Geocachers Rally to Stop Potential GPS Signal InterferenceJuly 26, 2011In “Geocaching.com Souvenirs”Before GPS and Geocaching Existed: Three Navigation SystemsNovember 18, 2014In “Geocaching Info”Motorcycle Geocaching – Two Wheels, One Mission to ExploreJanuary 31, 2012In “Community”last_img read more