Order flour with a click of the mouse on ADM website

first_imgFlour-buyers can order online in a new ADM Milling initiative which it claims is an industry first.The UK’s largest independent flour miller has set up [http://www.4flour.co.uk] which lets customers order and manage their flour and bakery ingredients online.Retail craft bakers and bakery food manufacturers can now access their business account information – from delivery to invoice and technical data, search for products and set up favourites lists to make repeat purchasing easier.The website also features information on product specifications and recipes, as well as wheat harvest updates, announcements and industry news.”4flour provides registered ADM Milling customers with a comprehensive and confidential account service, delivering a new era in customer service,” said sales and marketing director Tim Cook. “It is designed to make business operations easier, bringing convenience and manageability to the user’s fingertips.”last_img read more

Your Letters

first_imgThe National Federation of Bakery Student Societies/IBB Alliance is an organisation that has served the student body of the Baking Industry for the last 81 years. Lately, in light of the changing dynamic of education and the industry, the organisation has conducted a strategic review. As a result the Alliance is currently drawing up plans which, if accepted by the membership, will ensure that the right support is given to the industry and bakers in training well into the future.However, the organisation only exists because of its membership and, more to the point, those members who freely give up their own time and expertise to form the managing committee. There are numerous different skills required to run an organisation such as this and at present the Alliance is looking for someone with book-keeping or basic accountancy skills who is willing to volunteer their services.If you wish to be part of an organisation that is devoted to the future of the baking industry then please register your interest by contacting tel: 01283 212603 or mobile 07836 685746 or email: [email protected] May, general secretary, NFBSS/IBB AllianceOver the past three to four years, the contentious issue of training, its funding and its future has been discussed at length at the National Association of Master Bakers’ (NA) conferences.Sometimes, this has been to the detriment of other pressing issues that have been discarded. That said, the decision that has been made [British Baker, 26 January, pg 6] should not have been a surprise. The training previously carried out was taken up by few, paid for by all and the benefits were often enjoyed by our much larger members, who were cost-effectively having their training needs met by the NA.Training will not cease. Our understanding is that much more relevant training, helping us to increase our bottom line, is being offered. Training courses offered so far along these lines, such as sales skills for shop managers, have been well over-subscribed.The NA has taken a very tough but pertinent decision in safeguarding the services it supplies to us, without the detriment of using its funds on providing a service, which was effectively draining the resources available. These decisions are never easy to make and will never be popular with everyone, but the best decision has to be made for the benefit of the majority.We applaud what the NA has done and hope it has the encouragement and support of its members.Ian and Jackie Wilson, The Village Bakery, Buckslast_img read more

Press release: New fund launched to increase community-led affordable housing

first_imgCommunity-led housing groups can significantly increase the delivery of affordable homes and create a lasting legacy, through a new Community Housing Fund launched by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary of State James Brokenshire on 2 July 2018.The £163 million fund is available to community-led groups across England to support delivery of new affordable homes up to 31st March 2020.Specifically, it will expand the housing supply through community led sectors, provide housing that’s affordable for local incomes, and aims to deliver a lasting legacy for the community housing sector through building an effective body of expertise within the housebuilding industry.Funding outside London is being allocated by Homes England across two phases. A separate programme for London will be delivered by the Greater London Authority. This is in addition to £60 million of funding that has already been allocated directly by Government to 148 councils in December 2016.Homes England Chief Executive Nick Walkley said:“Community-led housing is about local people playing a leading role in solving local housing problems to provide affordable homes and strengthen communities in ways that aren’t always possible to achieve through mainstream housing.“At Homes England, we’re determined to increase the supply of homes across all tenures and increase capacity in the housing sector. This is a really important fund, which will offer lasting impact and we look forward to receiving bids from community groups across England.”Homes England has been working with leading organisations in the community-led housing sector to shape the new fund.Tom Chance, Director at the National Community Land Trust Network, said:“We’re delighted the Government has recognised the vital role community-led housing can play in delivering much-needed affordable housing. It’s the fastest growing new form of housing in the country. The new Community Housing Fund will provide long-lasting opportunities for communities everywhere so they can go out and build the homes they really want and need.”Bidding is open to a range of organisations. Local authorities or Registered Providers of social housing may apply on behalf of community groups to support them through this process.Phase one of the Community Housing Fund will support applications for revenue grants to assist community groups with the costs involved in the pre-development stage of community-led housing projects. Local authorities can also bid for revenue funding to support capacity-building activities for community-led groups in their areas.In addition, local authorities can bid for capital funding for small-scale infrastructure projects, such as roundabouts or pumping stations, to unlock sites that the community can then develop for housing.Bidding for Phase One of the Fund is now open on a Continuous Market Engagement basis via the Homes England Portal. Bidding will remain open to new applications until funding is fully committed or until 31 December 2019, whichever occurs first.Further details on the Fund are available in the Prospectus published on Gov.uk.A second phase of the fund will be launched later this year by Homes England, who will invite bids for capital funding to develop community-led affordable housing schemes.EndsFor further media information please contact: Shaun Harley in the Homes England press office on 07989 203272 or [email protected] Or Patsy Cusworth 0796772328 [email protected] to EditorsIn order to ensure that the schemes supported by the Community Housing Fund are truly community-led, proposals should ensure that: Bidding is open to all organisations which are, or intend to become, constituted as a body corporate, or an equivalent form of constituted body. Eligible organisations include, but are not restricted to: Local authorities or Registered Providers may apply on behalf of community groups and other organisations and, in those cases, the lead bidding organisation will remain directly accountable for the funds, where appropriate.For applications not directly submitted by community-led organisations the applicant must demonstrate how the identified community will be engaged in the development proposal and how this will support the objectives of the Fund.All organisations applying to the Fund will be required to submit details of the proposed activity through the Homes England bidding portal: https://bids.homesengland.org.ukHomes England is the new housing delivery organisation that has been created to adopt a more commercial approach to respond to the long term housing challenges facing this country. The new, expanded agency will play a far bigger role in investing in supply and intervening in the market to help deliver 300,000 homes a year by the middle of the next decade.Homes England will act differently from its predecessor, bringing together money, land, expertise and planning and compulsory purchase powers to accelerate the supply of new homes and address affordability issues in areas of highest demand. Meaningful community engagement and consent occurs throughout the development process. The community does not necessarily have to initiate and manage the process, or build the homes themselves, though some may do; The local community group or organisation owns, manages or stewards the homes and in a manner of their choosing, and this may be done through a mutually supported arrangement with a Registered Provider that owns the freehold or leasehold for the property; and The benefits to the local area and/or specified community must be clearly defined and legally protected in perpetuity. Registered charity; Company Limited By Guarantee; Community Benefit Society Co-operative Society; Community Interest Company; An organisation of another type operating as a social enterprise and principally reinvesting their surpluses for social benefit; Registered Provider of social housing; or Local authority.last_img read more

Press release: Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Spain during summer 2019

first_img 1999 to 2002 Buenos Aires, Head of Economic, Political and Public Affairs Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Mr Hugh Elliott has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Spain and Non-Resident Ambassador to Andorra in succession to Mr Simon Manley CMG. Mr Elliott will take up his appointment during summer 2019.CURRICULUM VITAEFull name: Hugh ElliottMarried to: Maria Antonia ElliottChildren: Two 2017 FCO, Director, Europe Media enquiries 2017 to 2018 FCO, Director, International Agreements 1996 to 1998 FCO, Deputy Head then Head, Amsterdam Treaty Unit, EU Directorate Email [email protected] 1991 to 1996 Madrid, Third then Second Secretary, EU/Economic 2002 to 2006 Paris, Counsellor, Global Issues/Strategic Threatscenter_img Further information 2013 to 2017 FCO, Director of Communication 2006 to 2013 Global Head of Government Relations, previously International Relations Manager, Anglo American plc 2018 to present Department for Exiting the European Union, Director of Communication and Stakeholders 1989 to 1991 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, East Africa Department Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook For journalists 1998 to 1999 FCO, Deputy Head, Drugs and International Crime Directoratelast_img read more

42 Injured After Fence Collapses At Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Concert

first_imgScary news out of Camden, as a fence collapsed during a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert at the BB&T Pavilion last night, injuring 42 people. The rappers were on a second stage that was set up at the back of the pavilion, giving fans with lawn tickets an opportunity to get closer to the performers. Fans rushed to get closer to the stage, and eventually the railing collapsed, and many people fell and hurt themselves.Watch footage of the incident, courtesy of twitter user @cak2014, who captured the fence collapsing at the tail end of this video:So this just happened at the snoop and wiz concert nj pic.twitter.com/YP2uFQJiy8— christina kinne (@cak2014) August 6, 2016 The show was stopped after the incident. We hope everyone is okay, and that any injuries were minor![H/T cnn.com & philly.com][photo Getty Image]last_img read more

Student develops application

first_imgBy BRIDGET FEENEY For senior Monica Murphy, Saturday was noteworthy not only because of another football victory, but for also reaching a major milestone in her life with the release of an app in the iTunes store she helped write and design. The app, called Beautiful You, was launched Saturday and is designed to provide girls and young woman with motivation and inspiration for their everyday lives. In the promotional video her team made, Murphy said she hopes users find the app moving. “Your purpose is bigger than big,” she said. “When you believe in yourself, you take bold steps towards the life you were meant to live. I want to help empower you so you can transform your mind and understand all the potential you have. We hope that you will find this app to inspire you throughout your daily life.” Murphy founded the app with sophomore Meghan Roder and the help of Indiana State University student Cory Rehs, whom she met through a mutual friend. Murphy said the project has taken nearly a year to develop. “My team and I spent about 11 months writing encouraging content, while Cory got to work on developing and designing the app,” Murphy said. “A developer’s fee costs $100.” The content users purchase ranges from quotes to reflections to interactive subject matter. “On this app, you will find encouragement, challenges and reflections, all to inspire you – as well as a unique interactive piece to help support you in your walk of sisterhood and personal growth,” Murphy said. Murphy said she is excited her dream of creating an app has been achieved. She said she is grateful for the opportunity this app affords her and Roder to reach women on a wider level than before. “Meghan and I are two ordinary college students who had an extraordinary dream,” she said. “Our app, Beautiful You, allows us the opportunity to impact females on a broader level. We want to build the kingdom and felt called to team up to use the genuineness of our gifts. So many girls and women are hungry for purpose in their lives and want to be encouraged and inspired.” The app costs 99 cents and is now available for sale on iTunes. Contact Bridget Feeney at bfeene01saintmarys.edulast_img read more

Leahy secures $1 million more for Vermont Drug Task Force

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced that the Vermont Drug Task Force — which arrested 16 people Tuesday in a drug sweep in St. Albans — will receive $1 million in new federal grant funding through the Edward Byrne Discretionary Grant program.  Leahy secured the funding in the appropriations bill passed by the Congress signed into law last week by President Obama.The funding will allow the Task Force to increase efforts to combat the abuse, trafficking and violent crime associated with illegal drugs.  The trafficking and use of illegal drugs in Vermont is at an all-time high.  The Drug Task Force is a statewide initiative comprised of state, county, and local law enforcement officers focused on substance abuse prevention and treatment programs and anti-drug crime investigative work.  It is managed primarily by the Vermont Department of Public Safety.  Including these new funds, Leahy, as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, now has secured $8.25 million for the Task Force since 2000. “Since my days as a prosecutor I have believed that ‘all hands on deck’ is an effective approach to solving some of the most difficult crime problems,” said Leahy.  “As we heard in the Judiciary Committee’s hearings in Vermont, State Police Troop Commanders, County Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, as well as mayors, town managers and select boards, routinely call upon the Task Force to help with investigations and prosecutions of drug-related crimes in their communities.  This new infusion of funds is a timely boost in countering drug crime in Vermont, and the Task Force’s operation in St. Albans is a timely reminder of how central this partnership approach is to these efforts.”Leahy chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Twice last year he brought the panel to Vermont for hearings in Rutland and St. Albans where local, state, and federal officials joined law enforcement leaders, educators, experts in prevention and treatment and concerned parents to testify about the persistent problem of drug-related violent crime in rural communities.  Vermont’s Commissioner of Public Safety, Tom Tremblay, and Rutland Chief of Police Anthony Bossi testified at the March 2007 hearing in Rutland.  St. Albans Chief of Police Gary Taylor testified at the hearing in St. Albans last December.  The hearings spotlighted the crucial role of the Vermont Drug Task Force in coordinating local, state and federal law enforcement resources in combating drug crime.Earlier this month Leahy announced that Vermont would receive nearly $5 million in additional federal grant funding through the Byrne Grant Program.  Leahy had led successful efforts in the Senate to include these and other anti-crime resources in the economic stimulus plan.  Grants awarded through the program allow state and local governments to support a range of programs to help prevent crime, and are used for law enforcement, prevention, education, drug treatment and crime victims programs, as well as for planning, training, evaluation and technology improvement programs.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Friday, April 12

first_imgESPN crossed line on injury coverageAfter what I saw during the NCAA women’s championship game on April 7, I would say ESPN is absolutely disgusting — a pariah and worse.One, a player from Baylor went down with a bad injury near the end of the third quarter. While she was obviously in agony and being attended to on the floor, ESPN had a camera on the floor trying to get video of her. The Baylor coach was very smart, positioning herself so the camera could not show the player’s face.  Two, as the player was being taken to the locker room in a wheelchair by the medical staff, ESPN again had a camera in the corridor leading to the locker room and was providing a live feed that was put on the air. This type of treatment of a kid is beyond disrespectful and shows that the media has no boundaries in this nation. They are disgusting.Further — and this goes to the NCAA, too — at the break between the third and fourth quarters of the game, the national championship game, a goofball reporter from ESPN was on the floor interviewing the Baylor coach. The coach had better things to do, like coach her team at probably the biggest moment of the season. I’m sure the contract between the NCAA (another ship of fools) and the media provides that coaches will be made available for interviews during games. Bad, bad, bad.Dr. John MetalloSlingerlands Trump’s lies. We’ve heard them beforeYogi Berra must have had Donald Trump in mind when he said, “It’s déjà vu all over again!” I remember Trump telling us, “I have a health plan you will love” and on day one it will get done. This is just one of Trump’s ramblings, as he also said, “I know more than the generals.” Again, on day one he would give us a plan to get our troops home and ISIS will be defeated in two weeks. On and on he went with promises he could not keep, and I believe he never intended to keep.Yogi was right about déjà vu; it does happen all over again. It has now been two years-plus that Trump took office and he once more is telling us he will give us a “Health Plan that is better than anything we ever had.” He is also telling us ISIS is defeated, when in fact our generals are telling us ISIS is alive and well. Like Pinocchio, Trump continues to lie, and there are actually people that believe him even after his boasts never came to fruition. Instead of his nose growing, I do see more wrinkles and hair thinning. Seniors on Medicare owe a lot to the ACA, as it brought benefits such as care for existing medical conditions. Trump seeks to do away with the ACA to fill the pockets of insurance companies while taking away insurance from 20 million Americans. Déjà vu, you can bet on it!Gary Philip GuidoRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionOne political party is hurting the countryAt this time, there is a party that is not good for our country. It embraces identity politics as its instrument to create a coalition of diverse groups that often claim victimization and injustice at nearly every turn. It is a divisive strategy that breeds anger and discontent.This party utilizes ideology and emotion as its vanguard. It does not allow pragmatism, facts or ignorance to lead them away from its preferred narrative. Differences of opinion be damned. Disagreement marks you as the enemy.At their core, party members celebrate diversity over merit. Most of academia perpetuates this tenet. However, real-world application values skill and ability over appearance. Diversity is delusional.This party promotes increasing dependency on the government. As the less-skilled and less-fortunate become more reliant on government services, so does their voting loyalty. This control leads to generational power. The presentation is sold as altruistic when, in fact, it is the methodology by which the ruling class maintains the status quo.Most importantly, this is a party that fails to promote a positive message. It has proven to be more interested in investigating than legislating. Their anti-Trump obsession completely dominates their political perspective. Where are the policies and platforms to move the country forward? I suppose the suggested redistribution of wealth will alleviate economic injustice. Their version of Robin Hood will be perceived to bring fairness between the haves and the have-nots. This may not rest well with the earners. Is this your party?John MyersRotterdam Junctionlast_img read more

Bank Indonesia says S&P outlook cut not a reflection of fundamentals

first_imgS&P Global Ratings’ downgrade of Indonesia’s outlook is not a reflection of fundamental economic problems, central bank Governor Perry Warjiyo said, stating that policy steps taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic will help to restore the nation’s financial trajectory.The comments from the Bank Indonesia chief come after S&P cut its outlook for the nation to negative from stable, while affirming its long-term foreign currency debt rating at BBB, the second-lowest investment grade score. The change was to reflect “additional downside risk to the government’s fiscal and external metrics” from the pandemic, S&P said on Friday.“The lingering economic and financial uncertainty is a global phenomenon and Indonesia is one of many countries that have taken policy responses in the area of fiscal, monetary and financial policy to mitigate the negative impact of the spread of COVID-19,” Perry wrote in a statement. The various policy steps taken by authorities “will be able to restore Indonesia’s economic trajectory, in terms of growth, external, and fiscal towards a more sustainable level in the not too distant future,” he added.Indonesian policy makers have announced a series of emergency measures in recent weeks as the coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on the economy. President Joko Widodo has unveiled stimulus packages worth $28 billion, boosted Bank Indonesia’s powers and suspended a budget deficit cap to allow the government to boost spending. The central bank has cut rates twice this year and intensified its intervention in financial markets.The move to suspend the fiscal deficit cap was seen as an “extraordinary” measure and “in response to a highly unpredictable, exogenous shock,” S&P said. Indonesia’s external position “has weakened following considerable depreciation of the rupiah, and the government’s debt burden will be materially higher over the next few years owing to strong counter-cyclical fiscal measures,” it added.The pandemic is seen slowing economic growth in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy to 2.3 percent this year, compared with an initial estimate of 5.3 percent, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said at the start of this month.Turning to unconventional tools, Bank Indonesia may start buying sovereign bonds directly from the government as early as next week — the first time it would be doing so.The central bank is in the final stages of completing an agreement with the Finance Ministry that will allow it to buy rupiah-denominated bonds as a non-competitive bidder in the primary market, Warjiyo told reporters Friday.Topics :last_img read more

Explosive device found in Mandurriao dumpsite

first_imgThe device was now under the custody ofthe police for proper disposition./PN ILOILO City – An explosive device wasfound at a dumpsite in Barangay Calajunan, Mandurriao district. Village councilman Joe de Honor was conductingpatrol in their barangay when he discovered the device around 9 a.m. on March27. center_img Sevederio then reported to the Explosiveand Ordinance Division of the Iloilo City Police Office.last_img