Bakery School goes live

first_imgWeb-based training resource The Bakery School will go live tomorrow (31 May).The website – at – has 40 modules, divided into three main categories – ingredients, processes and methods and problem solving. Each module will include a multiple-choice exam and a printable certificate.The Bakery School has been set up by Jean Grieves and Albert Waterfield MBE as a low-cost solution to the skills crisis faced by the baking industry. “It’s training at minimal cost to the employer,” said Grieves.An annual licence for the site – which includes one password and username – costs £250. Multiple rates are negotiable.Profits will be reinvested in the business, and further modules developed.The Bakery School’s homepage includes a couple of demonstration modules so interested companies can see how it works.last_img read more

St. Joseph County has first mobile COVID-19 testing clinic

first_img This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Tennessee’s Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey confirmed the state’s first case of the new coronavirus. (NIAID-RML via AP) As the push for more COVID testing continues Michiana now has its first mobile testing clinic. Beacon Health is now operating the mobile clinic that makes it much easier for patients in need of a test to get access.On Wednesday, for example, the mobile clinic operated in the parking lot of a church. They are not testing everyone who shows up, only individuals that meet certain requirements; like having the respective symptoms of COVID-19, having underlying health conditions, or having visited any infected areas such as Chicago or New York.READ MORE HERE WITH ABC 57 NEWSTests are administered without patients having to leave their car, and results are typically received in about a week. Friday, April 17, the mobile center is operating at the Goodwill on West Western in South Bend from Noon to 3 p.m. Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook By Carl Stutsman – April 16, 2020 2 474 WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Twitter Pinterest Previous articleIndiana Gov. Holcomb signs order supporting pharmacistsNext articleCharges for Goshen man who hid his father’s body Carl Stutsman Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp St. Joseph County has first mobile COVID-19 testing cliniclast_img read more

Search begins for Bake Off: The Professionals teams

first_imgThink you’ve got what it takes to please Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin? Then Channel 4 wants to hear from you.It is looking for the next raft of contestants from the nation’s pastry chefs, chocolatiers and pâtissiers to take part in the fourth series of Bake Off: The Professionals, which will air next year.The teams must consist of one team captain and an assistant pastry chef. The captain must be of a senior/head pastry chef level, while the assistant can be working at any other level such as sous chef or chef de partie.“Are you a highly skilled and creative pastry chef? Are you passionate about creating the best desserts, cakes and pastries in Britain? Bake Off: The Professionals follows the elite from the world of professional pastry as they compete to become Britain’s best pastry chefs,” the advert stated.“We are looking for teams of two to take part. Whether you’re from a five-star hotel or a high-end patisserie supplier – we want to hear from you.”The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 27 August and interested parties can apply via this website.This year’s series, which recently wrapped up, saw pastry chefs Emmanuel Bonneau and Sam Leatherby from London Hilton on Park Lane crowned the champions. They fought off teams from the likes of the Savoy, Silverstone and Hotel Café Royal.last_img read more

Speaker warns of texting, driving

first_imgDiveeta Thompson, an activist against distracted driving, spoke to students about the dangers of texting and driving Wednesday in the Student Center Lounge. In the lecture, sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement, Thompson said drivers have a responsibility to themselves and to other drivers not to drive distracted. “Driving is a privilege,” Thompson said. “Distracted driving affects not only you as an individual but also everyone else on the road.” She spoke about the organization “Stop Texting AND Distracted Driving (STANDD)” she founded after she lost her son to distracted driving in 2008. “My son Rodney was a senior in high school and had a lot going for him,” Thomspon said. “He was reaching for his phone one night because someone had texted him. He was getting ready to read a message and lost control of his car. He hit a utility pole and was killed instantly.” Since the death of her son, Thompson said she has made it her life’s work to promote awareness about texting and driving. “Unfortunately, it became my passion to stop distracted driving,” she said. “Every time a family is touched with this issue it rivets me. I am happy to lend my voice to the cause, and I hope you will all do the same.” Thompson said it is important for individuals of all ages to join the cause but believes this is especially true for college students. “Being young college students you have so much promise,” Thompson said. “You all have such a bright future ahead of you. Is it really worth the risk to text and drive?” As part of the presentation, Lieutenant Tim Williams of the Mishawaka Police Department also spoke on the issue. Williams said a person driving while using her cell phone has the equivalent distraction level of someone driving with a .08 blood alcohol content. “When you are texting and driving you show the same signs that a person makes when they are impaired,” he said. Williams said the consequences of texting and driving are more than just a $500 fine in the state of Indiana. “If you are involved in a serious crash and we find out you were texting while driving you could face both jail time and hefty fines,” he said.   He said any driver’s primary responsibility is to make sure he or she drives safely. “As a driver your responsibility is to the safe operation of your vehicle,” Williams said. “It is not to the person on the other end of the phone or your passengers in the car.” First year student Morgan Carroll, who worked with the Office of Student Involvement to invite Thompson to campus, said texting and driving is a serious issue. “I think it is important to be educated on this issue because it not only affects you as an individual, but also everyone on the road,” Carroll said. “It is a real life problem, and I think that Thompson’s lecture did a wonderful job of bringing this issue down to a personal level.” Thompson said she believes change starts with a voice. She has traveled the country lending her voice to the cause, and at the end of her lecture she asked everyone in the audience to lend theirs as well. “Be a voice for us,” Thompson said. “Be a voice for my son. Save a life.”last_img read more

DuVall, Ragan honored

first_imgTal DuVall and Gene Ragan, two pioneers in Georgia agriculture, were inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Athens, Ga., Sept. 17. The hall of fame is a program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Tal DuVallDuVall grew up on a dairy farm in Greene County, Ga. He attended UGA on a scholarship and earned a bachelor’s degree in dairy science, a master’s degree in Extension education and a doctorate in public administration.After serving in the U.S. Army in Panama in 1956, DuVall became an assistant county Extension agent in Carroll County. Over the years, he was promoted to county agent, district agent, assistant director and, finally, as director of the Georgia Extension Service (now known as UGA Cooperative Extension), a position he held until retirement in 1988. Duvall used this position to support Georgia agriculture and Georgia 4-H across the state. He led efforts to establish the Jekyll Island 4-H Center and paved the way for the renovation of the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in the 1980s. Duvall felt county agents should be storehouses of vital information on the counties they served. This belief prompted him to pull together the resources needed to publish the annual Georgia County Guide, a reference tool still widely used by agents, farmers, agriculture educators, bankers and researchers.Under his leadership, the Integrated Pest Management Program at UGA and the supporting County Pest Management Associations became the national model for reducing agricultural pesticide costs and providing a database resource for agricultural research.His honors include being named as a member of the U.S. Agricultural Education Delegation to China (1980), Georgia Adult Educator of the Year (1980), Epsilon Sigma Phi Distinguished Service Award (1982), National Distinguished Service Ruby Award (1984), National Association of Extension 4-H Agents’ Distinguished Service Award (1987), Progressive Farm Magazine Man of the Year in Georgia Agriculture (1988) and the Athens Regional Medical Center J.W. Fanning Humanitarian Award.Outside UGA, Duvall served as an Athens-Clark County commissioner, member of the Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Authority, Athens-Clarke County Planning Commission, and Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.Gene Ragan In 1996, he initiated the University Conference on Agriculture, which brought together agricultural deans and administrators from UGA, Auburn University and University of Florida.Staying true to his 4-H roots, Ragan has presented the Reserve Champion trophy at the Tri-States Beef Cattle Show and Sale since 1962.In 2006, Ragan was inducted into the National Association of Farm Broadcasters Hall of Fame. His additional honors include receiving a Congressional tribute as Man of the Year in Alabama Agriculture (1997), the Man of the Year in Alabama Agriculture (1997) by Progressive Farmer magazine, ABAC’s Distinguished Alumnus (2008) and the Advertising Pioneer Award by the American Advertising Federation Dothan (2010). First as a county Extension agent and then as a farm broadcaster, Ragan devoted his life to informing others about agriculture and helping Southern farmers. As a young man in Early County, Ga., Ragan exhibited champion cattle and earned Master 4-H Club status after becoming the Georgia 4-H Meat Animal Champion.After two years of college at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, he transferred to UGA, where he served as president of the Collegiate 4-H Club, vice-president of the Intercollegiate 4-H Club and was inducted into the Alpha Zeta Agricultural Fraternity. After earning a bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 1945, Ragan worked for the UGA Extension Service in Grady, Stewart and Seminole counties. With Extension, Ragan excelled in preparing and presenting radio shows and recognized the potential of radio and television for delivering critical information to farmers. In 1953, he garnered sponsors and created two radio programs: “The Ragan Report” and “The Gene Ragan Farm Show.” Five years later, he transitioned to television with “The Noon Farm Report,” which ran on WTVY in Dothan, Ala. “The Noon Farm Report” is believed to be the longest running TV farm program on a single station in the U.S. The broadcast reached farmers in south Alabama, south Georgia and north Florida. He broadcasted an estimated 30,000 shows before retiring in 1998.Ragan’s print media work includes writing the Dothan Eagle’s farm page and being the first advertising manager of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer. In 1999, Ragan produced a 115-page Farm Income, Trends and Prospects Survey for the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce for the tri-states region. In 1975, he became a farm consultant for South Trust Bank of Dothan. He aided in the coordination of the Tri-States Panel for Agriculture and Agribusiness, which met to discuss issues with agricultural policymakers such as the Georgia Congressional Committee and the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.last_img read more

Program Director Jody Evans Leaving Vermont Public Radio

first_imgProgram Director Jody Evans Leaving Vermont Public RadioCOLCHESTER, Vt. — July 25, 2008 — Jody Evans, director of programming for Vermont Public Radio (VPR), will leave the station in August to become program director at KUT Radio in Austin, Texas.Evans joined VPR in 1998, and was named Director of Programming in 1999. Her oversight of multiple program schedules, marketing, on-air fundraising, website, and all aspects of VPR’s broadcast services helped VPR become one of the most listened-to public radio networks in the country. KUT is a large station serving a growing community, including one of the largest university systems in the country. The station has a contemporary music-focused format combined with a strong lineup of National Public Radio (NPR) programming.Evans’ many accomplishments at VPR include establishing a partnership with the Vermont Humanities Council Vermont Reads project, which won a Gabriel Award in 2005. She created a number of locally-produced series, including VPR Presents, Eye on the Night Sky from the Fairbanks Museum, and an annual radio stargazing party. She helped develop VPR Classical, Vermont Public Radio’s 24-hour classical music network, which laid the groundwork for the change to two distinct programming services last fall.”Jody has been a critical part of the growth of Vermont Public Radio over these last 10 years, and worked tirelessly to create the sound of VPR and VPR Classical,” said Vermont Public Radio President Mark Vogelzang. “We wish her well at KUT, and thank her for her dedicated service to our listeners.”Jody currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Public Radio Program Directors Association (PRPD), and she is a regular advisor to national programs from NPR, American Public Media and Public Radio International. Prior to joining VPR, Evans worked in news departments at commercial television and radio stations in Vermont and Ohio, and in programming at a public television station. Her last day at VPR will be August 8.About VPRListener-supported Vermont Public Radio has been serving the people of Vermont and the surrounding region since 1977. As Vermont’s only statewide public radio network, VPR is a trusted and independent source for news, music, conversation and much more. For more information about VPR and VPR Classical, a list of frequencies and streaming audio from all of VPR’s services, visit is external).last_img read more

How to be a financial hipster

first_imgYou walk into a cozy nook. The smell of old books and hot chai fill the air.Then you see them: hipsters.They’re so cool, with their hair and their clothes and their Macbook Air. Oh, what you’d give to be just like them.There’s only a slight problem. You’re kind of a nerd. You like to crunch numbers from time to time. Spreadsheets are your gig. You might have actually calculated how much money you need to save per month to have a nice retirement.If only you could love finances and be a hipster at the same time. Sure, many hipsters aren’t as calculated as you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be one too.Imagine the possibilities. Imagine the friends you’ll make. Imagine your social life blossoming into bouquet of casual conversation – whatever that means.You can be a financial hipster. And I’m going to show you how. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Dubrovnik Tourist Board used the moment of Croatia’s popularity for online promotion

first_imgAfter a fantastic result and the game of the Croatian national football team at the World Cup in Russia, the whole world knows about Croatia. Vatreni drew global attention to Croatia, contributed to its mega popularity and motivated the whole world to learn more about Croatia. By entering the finals of the World Cup, Croatia has become a world hit and one of the most searched terms on Internet search engines. The value of such a promotion for Croatia is invaluable.According to the analysis of Mediatoolkit, a tool that followed the mention of Croatia on the Internet in real time and in the world media, since the beginning of the World Cup, over 60 billion impressions (views) have been made where Croatia is mentioned in the world media, and over a million articles have been published. on the topic of Croatia.But which of our tourist destinations took advantage of this great PR moment for additional promotion. They were the first and most active in researching on the Internet Pula and Zadar, and now Dubrovnik has used this great moment for promotion with a promotional campaign.Also, according to the analysis of Mediotoolkit, the term Dubrovnik has appeared 2 times in the last 67 weeks in the world media, on Internet search engines and social networks. The Tourist Board of the city of Dubrovnik used the moment of mega popularity of Croatia for intensive online promotion of Dubrovnik as one of the most attractive destinations in Croatia. “On the occasion of the semi-final and final match, the promotional campaign of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board on the YouTube channel and on the social networks Facebook and Instagram was well received, and a short effective video was made for this occasion. During the implementation of the mini-campaign on the YouTube channel before the match, the geolocation of the Moscow area was used, when the video received 75 views. ” stand out from the Dubrovnik Tourist Board. Also, TZGD’s promotional campaign in foreign markets on Facebook and Instagram combined congratulations to the national team with the promotion of the destination itself through attractive visuals and recognizable red and white cubes. During the campaign, which is still ongoing, over 215.000 impressions were achieved, which resulted in an increase in the number of entrances to the website of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board. The total number of views of the Facebook page of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board increased by 80% during the World Cup. The post with photos of PIXSELL photographer Grgo Jelavic, with Stradun full of fans during the semifinal match, was viewed over 50 times and photos of the celebration of fan fever on Stradun by photographer Zoran Marinovic were published in an article in The New York Times. The Dubrovnik Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Croatian Tourist Board in Moscow and the Croatian Embassy in Moscow, is organizing a tourist presentation for Russian travel agencies and journalists in mid-August, in order to present the tourist offer of Dubrovnik and Croatia at the best marketing moment.And how Zadar and Pula used the success of Vatreni to promote the destination, see HERERELATED NEWS:HOW OUR TOURIST DESTINATIONS HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE FIRE SUCCESS FOR ADDITIONAL PROMOTIONlast_img read more

Cape crusader

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US reports third case of novel coronavirus of unknown origin

first_imgUS health officials on Friday reported a third case of the new coronavirus transmitted to a person who did not travel overseas or come in contact with anyone known to be ill, indicating the disease was spreading in the country.Authorities said the new case concerned a person living in the western state of Oregon. The adult patient, who has been hospitalized, was known to have had contact with people at an elementary school.Oregon Health Authority director Patrick Allen told reporters that the case is considered “presumptive” pending confirmation of the test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Topics : “We’ve been expecting this and we’re prepared for it,” he said.Officials said the elementary school will be shut down until March 4 as it undergoes a deep clean and as health officials talk to employees and parents.Two other “community spread” cases have been reported in neighboring California this week.Both cases involve older people in the northern part of the state who mysteriously contracted the virus.center_img The increasing number of people stricken with the illness in the United States is sure to heighten fears of an outbreak across the country.According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of Thursday there were more than 60 people infected with the disease in the United States.California’s Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday said 33 people there had tested positive for the virus, and five of them had left the state.Worldwide more than 84,000 people have been infected with the disease and 2,870 have died.last_img read more