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first_imgNew pasty shopHusband and wife team Jeff and Jackie Welsh have opened a pasty shop in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, selling 39 different varieties of pasties. Newquay Pasty Shop Company is supplied by Cornish firm Crantock Bakery and has a 33-seat café.Irish cupcake dealIna’s Kitchen Desserts in Dublin has signed a 0.8m (£0.73m) deal to supply Super Valu and Centra stores throughout Ireland with luxury cupcakes, a contract that will create four jobs at the 32-strong company.Raisins contestBakers are being encouraged to come up with the best bread using California Raisins in the 2010 California Raisin Bread Competition, to stand a chance of winning one of five trips to Las Vegas and California. Both bakery chains and small craft bakeries can enter; contact Dee Cassey on 020 8741 8513 or email [email protected] for an entry form.Labelling driveThe Food Standards Agency now wants cakes, puddings and yoghurts to carry front-of-pack nutritional labels. Its fresh guidelines are an attempt to end confusion and follow pressure from Tesco and many leading food manufacturers to drop the traffic light warning system. Instead, food companies will only have to print the words ’high’, ’medium’ or ’low’ alongside the key nutritional information, and how much each category makes up of an adult’s recommended daily allowance.Starbucks motors onStarbucks is to open its first motorway services outlet in the UK, as it explores new avenues of trading. The US giant plans to open 29 sites at Welcome Break service stations over the next 16 months, replacing the Coffee Primo own-brand.last_img read more


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first_img Read Full Story More than 80 artists, instructors, and staff members at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard are preparing for their annual Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale Dec. 12-15, 2019 in the program’s state-of-the art facility at 224 Western Ave. in Allston.This annual event draws visitors to the studio to view and purchase a selection of ceramic work, from functional dinnerware to sculptures to ceramic ornaments and jewelry. This year, exhibiting artists will conduct wheel throwing and hand building demonstrations in the program’s gallery space, giving visitors the chance to observe the techniques and skills that go into producing the work on display.,The Holiday Show and Sale begins with a festive opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. The event continues through the weekend from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.On opening night and while supplies last, a large display of unique mugs made by each exhibiting artist will be featured in Gallery 224, with all proceeds from these sales going toward supporting studio needs and scholarships to the Ceramics Program.,Approaching its 50th year, the Ceramics Program provides a creative studio and laboratory study environment for Harvard students, staff, and faculty, as well as designers, artists, scholars, and scientists from the greater Boston, national and international arenas. Courses, workshops, master classes and special events are also offered in the Western Avenue studio.The show and sale is one of two festive events happening during that weekend: The Allston-Brighton Winter Market returns to the Harvard Ed Portal, featuring vendors of crafts, artisanal goods, gifts, and fine art, as well as live music, food and drinks for purchase, a beer garden, and more. All are welcome.For more information or directions, and a complete list of exhibiting artists, please visit the Ceramics Program Show and Sale website at https://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/show-and-sale or call 617-495-8680.last_img read more


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first_imgI was talking recently with Mike Libecki, a National Geographic Explorer of the Year and Dell Rugged partner, about the value of Virtual Reality (VR) in the work he does. Now, thanks to 360-degree cameras, Mike can take us with him on his next climb to the top of the world’s mountains – an adventure most of us would take if not for going there virtually.We have developed a VR experience for the Lonely Whale Foundation, immersing people in the plight of the loneliest whale, to motivate people to recycle and clean up our oceans. Virtual hangouts let people sit in a virtual room and share a film or game and chat real time. If your friends are in England and you’re in the US missing the banter of watching a film with them, virtual hangouts become really fun and important to you (I attest to this as a Brit living in North Carolina).But there are folks on both sides of VR, debating how fast it will grow, if at all.True, VR takes up space in the home. True, you are enclosed in a tethered headset (for now). True, you play games that make you look like a marionette in a twisted puppet show. For me, I’m happy to give my friends a good laugh because I am a firm believer that VR, and ultimately augmented reality (AR), will reshape industries.From oil and gas, media and entertainment, construction, engineering and manufacturing to healthcare, VR will digitize businesses to improve customer experiences, train employees, enhance collaboration, and improve product design, speed time to market… It’s already happening.Commercial applications of the technology will be the market opportunity – 11 percent of the market will be media/entertainment/games, 35 percent commercial, 18 percent healthcare and 10 percent education (Source: ABI Research 2015). VR will have 216 million active users and be a $45 billion hardware market by 2025 (Source: Goldman Sachs 2016).At the same time, the PC market is poised to expand into a $30 billion industry by the end of 2018, growing at a pace of $2 billion per year. As the only company with powerful workstations for VR and AR content creation, AND Alienware gaming rigs for consumption, Dell is in a unique and exciting position.To hit these projections, however, we must create content to drive the hardware, and vice versa, both for entertainment and business use. We are now starting to see more AAA content arriving, and as the cost for quality VR headset comes down, we’ll see even more content and greater VR adoption. The lack of content killed 3DTV. This won’t be the case for VR. And because VR is the gateway to AR, this applies to AR content as well.“We’re on this journey together and as a community we all need to strap in!ShareIt’s going to be an exhilarating ride. And knowing it takes a community for progressive technology to evolve, we have a couple of groups and services that are being funded to drive this evolution. One we’re proud to say is kicking off at Dell EMC World is the Dell Technology Partner Program which verifies and/or certifies VR/AR software solutions developed by our partners on Dell hardware platforms.This program is designed to remove the guesswork for customers deploying VR or AR in their environments with best-in-class solutions; as a leader in the VR space, we’re privy to a vast knowledge base for tested and proven hardware and software innovations. Keep an eye out following Dell EMC World as we continue to feature some of the success stories and impressive work coming out of the Dell Technology Partner Program.The other investment that’s been steadily growing over the last year are our Virtual Reality Centers of Excellence (COE). Much like Dell helped usher in the value of virtualization with the Virtualization Centers of Excellence, these VR Centers of Excellence give customers confidence they’re investing in something that works.Our eight Centers of Excellence locations across the globe, including Santa Clara, Austin, Limerick, China, Frankfurt and Singapore, facilitate the introduction and/or maturation of VR solutions within Dell customers’ markets. These centers include all Dell products relate to VR and AR, allowing customers to experiment with VR proofs of concept, testing and validating solutions in a risk-free environment. Solutions feature Precision workstations for rendering VR and Dell EMC servers and storage that support vast quantities of data and ensure security.Here at Dell EMC World, we’re featuring a success story from our VR Centers of Excellence. Jaguar Land Rover is an early adopter of VR to design and develop vehicles, saving fabrication time and money. VR has eliminated their need for a physical wind tunnel, saving significant cost. They even launched their first fully electric SUV, the Jaguar i-Pace, in one of the most progressive VR press conference ever. I was there – pretty cool!Other examples of VR collaborations include:AECOM, a company that connects expertise across services, markets, and geographies to deliver transformative outcomes, used VR to bring their Olympics and World Cup stadium designs to life working with Dell’s software partner ICI.Do.Ford, Bacon & Davis’ chemical plant design was converted to VR to save cost and time and improve safety. When the company’s CEO walked through the plant in VR for the first time, he said he gained a whole new perspective on design, workflow and project review. FB&D President Rick Moore also sees the value of VR for pre-client internal reviews of engineering design work processes and toolsets, as well as enhanced model reviews of designs with clients.The University of Southern California’s Institute of Creative Technologies (ICT) collaborates with the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as entertainment and game development industries, to solve problems facing U.S. service members, students and society using advanced technology. For example, ICT’s Dr. Skip Rizzo is revolutionizing the role VR can play in rehabilitating returning service members with PTSD and helping autistic teenagers overcome the stresses of interview for jobs, all with Dell workstations and VR technology.At Dell, we’re applying what we learn from these customer applications. Cost is often cited as a reason VR won’t take off, but the cost will come down, and we already see endless applications for the technology for consumers and businesses. Meanwhile, resolution, graphics, performance and optics are improving.Gaming legend and Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney said VR for gamers “is like a super hardcore, badass PC.”  After 20 years with Alienware, we sell a lot of badass PCs – and now they are VR-ready. But experiencing is believing. Ten minutes in a headset – you get it. Try it – you’ll like it!For Dell VR-ready solutions, click here.To set up a VR COE appointment and experience it for yourself; contact your Dell sales person for a visit to a participating Dell Center.last_img read more


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first_imgCamp for military kidsThe first is “Operation 4-H: Joint Forces at the Falls,” a week of4-H camp designed just for military kids. The camp is funded by agrant from the National 4-H headquarters, the U.S. Department ofAgriculture, U.S. Army Child and Youth Services, U.S. Air ForceFamily Member Programs and the UGA Colleges of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences and Family and Consumer Sciences.Set for July 17-21 at Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega, Ga., thecamp costs campers just $25 for the week. It’s open to youth ages11 – 13 whose parent(s) are currently deployed, soon to be deployedor have recently returned from deployment by the National Guard,Air Guard, Army Reserve or any active duty branch of service.”This camp will especially benefit children of parents who arewhatwe call ‘suddenly military,'” said Mandy Marable, UGA Extension andState Military Liaison. “Suddenly military kids are those who,prior to this experience, have never experienced their guard orreserve parent being deployed. While our focus is heavily guard andreserve, we are opening the camp to any young person who has had aparent deployed.” In the past, these children’s parents have been soldiers who servetheir country by spending one weekend a month or one training weekeach summer away from home, Marable said.This is the second year the military kids camp will be held innorth Georgia. Houston County Extension, under the direction ofcounty Extension agent Peggy Bledsoe, previously offered a similarcamp experience for two years. By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaParades lined the streets and bright yellow ribbons adorned oaktrees when Georgia’s 48th Infantry Brigade returnedhome this month.As these families celebrated, others still wait for loved ones tocome home, and they continue to adjust to daily life withoutthem.With these families in mind, Georgia 4-H is offering two programsthrough Operation Military Kids, an organization for children whoseparents are, or have been, deployed. Hero thank you packsHero Packs, the second OMK program, is a service-learning projectthat pairs Georgia 4-H’ers with military kids across the state. “Hero Packs are care packages made to thank and salute childrenwith deployed parents for their sacrifices and contributions whiletheir parent is deployed in the service of our country,” Marablesaid.Hero Packs is a joint project between Georgia 4-H and the Boys&Girls Clubs of Georgia. Together the organizations will distribute900 backpacks across the state.A Hero Pack is a backpack filled with a variety of items rangingfrom disposable cameras, journals and pens to 4-H teddy bears andbandanas. The packs also include coping and adjustment material forthe student to share with their parent.Georgia 4-Hers also made 900 friendship bracelets to includein theHero Packs. And they wrote personal thank you letters to include,too.”One junior 4-Her wrote 50 letters,” Marable said. “He feltconnected to the project and other military kids because his fatheris deployed.”Marable says 4-H agents across the state are distributing half ofthe Hero Packs on behalf of Georgia 4-H. “The 4-H agents know the military families in theircommunities andcan give a face to the project,” she said. “Of course, each studentwho attends the Operation Joint Forces at the Falls camp will geta hero pack. Our goal is for these projects to help military kidsin our state cope with the adjustments they are going through.”For more information on either project, contact Georgia 4-H at706-542-4H4H (4444).last_img read more


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first_imgAdvertising shop Moondyne Agency, has added Vermont Butcher Block & Board Co. to its roster of clients.Vermont Butcher Block & Board Co., a Williston based manufacturer of hand crafted wood products, has charged Moondyne Agency with the task of streamlining brand identity and executing a variety of print and direct response projects.Moondyne principal Ted Kohn, a New York City advertising veteran, opened the agency doors in Burlington last spring, bringing brand advertising solutions to a wide range of regionally based businesses. For more information call (802) 310-3326 or visit www.moondyneagency.com(link is external).last_img


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first_imgOutside is America¹s leading active lifestyle magazine, with over two million readers a month. For more than 30 years, the magazine has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. Along with receiving many other accolades, Outside is the only magazineto win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. Visit the magazine online at www.outsideonline.com(link is external). August 4, 2011 (Burlington, VT) ‘ Dealer.com,Dealer.com (www.dealer.com(link is external)), the global leader in automotive internet marketing solutions, has been named one of ‘America’s Best Places to Work’ by Outside magazine. Out of a total of 50 companies who made the 2011 list, Dealer.com ranked No. 14. The full list and related story will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands August 16, 2011. ‘We are incredibly honored to be listed on Outside’s Best Places to Work in America,’ said Mark Bonfigli, CEO of Dealer.com. ‘At Dealer.com, our commitment to the wellness and happiness of our employees has always been a top priority. But there is also great value in providing our team with these unique benefits. Our employees are enthusiastic about their work and consistently provide excellent customer service, develop innovative products and build forward-thinking digital marketing solutions for our clients.’ With a team of more than 550 employees, Dealer.com spends more than $12,000 per employee per year on wellness programs that include a company-subsidized organic food café, comprehensive on-site fitness facilities, indoor tennis and basketball court, ping-pong tables, on-site massage breaks and more than 20 ‘intramural’ teams, among many other features. For a full list of benefits, and to view current job openings, visit www.careers.dealer.com(link is external). Outside’s ‘Best Places to Work’ project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in the United States. Participating companies were then sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. All of the results were analyzed by Best Companies Group experts, who selected the 50 companies that strive to enhance their employees’ enjoyment of active endeavors, and environmental and social involvement. About Dealer.com (www.dealer.com(link is external))Dealer.com is the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, providing award winning e-marketing solutions to OEMs, auto dealers and media companies.  The company’s innovative websites and integrated online tools include advertising alternatives that significantly lower the cost of customer acquisition, enhancing dealers’ efficiency and profitability.    Recent national and international accolades include the American Business Awards ‘Best Company of the Year’ and ‘Fastest Growing Company of the Year,’ Inc. magazine’s 2010 Top Small Company Workplaces and Inc. 5000 Rankings, and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. In addition, Dealer.com won three 2010 DrivingSales Vendor Ratings Awards as Top Rated Provider in the Website, SEO and SEM-PPC categories; the Automotive Website Association’s 2010 Pinnacle Platform Award and its award for Best Online Advertising Tool; the 2010 Dealers’ Choice Diamond Award for Best Website Solution; and Auto Dealer Monthly’s award for Best Video Technology of 2010.  Dealer.com also was recently recognized by Vermont Business magazine as the state’s fastest-growing company, and was ranked first in SEO effectiveness among auto dealer website providers for the third consecutive year by Sorgenfrei LLC.  For more information visit: http://www.dealer.com/promo/look-inside.htm(link is external). About Outsidelast_img read more


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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:In a deal spanning 20 projects, seven states, two power markets and more solar than the entire state of Florida has installed to date, ACCIONA has agreed to a deal with Tenaska to acquire 3 GW of utility-scale solar and 1 GW of co-located solar and energy storage.This represents one of the largest deals known to pv magazine. What’s more is that the projects aren’t all that far from going on-line, CEO of ACCIONA’s Energy Division in North America, Rafael Esteban boldly shared: “We will bring a significant portion of the portfolio into service between 2021 and 2023.”Specially, ACCIONA envisions commissioning eight projects by the end of 2023, adding around 1.5 GW of peak capacity to its North American renewable energy portfolio.And while 3 GW of solar is massive, 1 GW of battery storage is, quite literally, unlike anything we have ever seen in the United States. To date, the country has only 899 MW of operating batter storage. And while that figure is anticipated to reach 1 GW by year’s end, even then this is 1/67th of the total installed solar capacity and an even smaller percent of installed renewable energy capacity.However, potentially the most impressive part about the deal is that none of the projects are located in what would be considered strong, traditional, solar markets. The states included are Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.In case anyone was wondering, this 3 GW purchase represents more solar capacity than all of those states currently have on-line combined, and it’s not particularly close, either. Remember that whole bit about the future of solar being driven by the Midwest? Seems like it’s already starting to come true.More: ACCIONA buys solar + storage on a national scale Spain’s Acciona makes big foray into U.S. solar and battery storage marketslast_img read more


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first_imgNorth Shore Times 11 July 2013A woman who was penniless and desperate to be a mum found a sperm donor online to give her the child of her dreams.Now she’s raising the child as a single mother on the DPB while the father, who visits three time a week, pays nothing towards his toddler’s upkeep.The deal was agreed by both parties when the mother, who does not want to be identified, decided to keep the dad’s name off the child’s birth certificate.Inland Revenue suggests neither party has done anything wrong – sperm donors, even through a private arrangement, are not liable for child support.The 42-year-old Birkenhead woman placed an ad on a website under the username Inseminate Me before interviewing candidates at a public cafe.“I couldn’t handle the thought of not being a mother,” she says.“For years I told myself if I got to 35 and I was still single I would look at getting a sperm donor.” Zhttp://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/north-shore-times/8901079/Having-a-child-by-designlast_img read more


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first_imgAccording to DENR-6, the eNGP weregranted to various POs including the Bakiang Upland Farmers Association,Cananghan Upland Farmers Association, Culyat Iraynon Bukidnon TribalAssociation, Iglinab Upland Farmers Association, Ipayo Tree Growers   Association Inc., San Ramon Upland FarmersAssociation, Marigne Upland Farmers Association, Idao Integrated SocialForestry Farmers Association, Mayabay Integrated Social Forestry FarmersAssociation, Narirong, Tabong-Tabong, and Tig-alaran Farmers Association.  “Environment secretary Roy Cimatu hasbeen so concerned to bring our programs and projects nearer to the countrysidefirst to the province of Antique and to all other provinces nationwide topromote greater peace and security towards sustainable and resilientenvironment and economic progress that will change the lives of our people,”DENR-6 regional director Francisco Milla said.     A representative of the Bakiang Upland Farmers Association receives a cash grant for the Enhanced National Greening projects of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Western Visayas during the launching of the Central Antique Convergence Area in Valderrama, Antique. DENR-6 As one of the 10-priority programs ofthe DENR, the eNGP aims to provide opportunities for the communities, developsocial enterprises, produce sustainable livelihood and optimize benefits,encourage local government units, and organize upland communities in thedevelopment of forest plantations including forest parks.(With a report from DENR-6/PN)center_img A People’s Organization is a local,grass-roots group that plays an important role in helping and achieving theactivities, projects and programs of the Environment agency. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department ofEnvironment and Natural Resources in Western Visayas (DENR-6) recently awardedP10 million worth of Enhanced National Greening Program (eNGP) projects for newplantations to the different people’s organizations (POs) during the launchingof the Central Antique Convergence Area in Valderrama, Antique.        last_img read more


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first_imgAn improvised 12-gauge shotgun and assorted bullets of unknown caliber gun were recovered from 61-year-old Adriano Almarza, a police report showed. ILOILO City – Police raided a house in Barangay Alegre, Oton, Iloilo, leading to the recovery of a loose firearm. The police conducted the raid on the strength of a search warrant around 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday.center_img Almarza was detained in the lockup facility of the Oton municipal police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act./PNlast_img


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