Have you downloaded your Bakery Market Report yet?

first_imgBritish Baker’s Bakery Market Report is a unique snapshot of Britain’s retail bakery market, offering details of the ‘BB75’ – the country’s 75 largest bakery-focused operators – and much, much more.The report is available free of charge to all British Baker subscribers by following this link (you will need to log in to download the report).If you are not a subscriber, you can purchase the report for £250, or sign up for a year’s subscription to British Baker here.This year’s report introduces innovations that we hope will make it even more valuable and informative than previous editions.For the BB75, we have added a graphic of the UK, highlighting in which geographic regions that firm operates, as well as key contact information, including a head office telephone number and web address for each business.Elsewhere, infographics reveal the retail performance of key bakery categories and brands, and what bakery shoppers are seeking from convenience stores.The Bakery Market Report 2018 also includes long-established elements, such as the Bakery Business Survey in which British Baker readers reveal what the past year has meant for their business, and what they expect this year to bring.”last_img read more

5 Reasons IceMule is the Ultimate Adventure Cooler

first_imgIceMule Coolers come in a variety of sizes and colors, check out icemulecooler.com to learn more. You could say the folks at IceMule have two passions: beer and being outside. In their opinion, there’s no better way to take in a beautiful vista after a long hike than with an ice cold brew in hand.Do you have similar interests? If the answer is yes, then let them break down what makes the IceMule the ultimate adventure cooler.unspecifiedNo ZippersIt’s 2016, why on earth are people still putting zippers on soft coolers? If there’s anything more obnoxious than not being able to readily access what’s inside your cooler, let us know, because we can’t think of anything.The IceMule doesn’t have zippers. Instead we utilize a patented roll top design that gives the cooler a firm seal, which prevents leakage and keeps everything ice cold but also enables a wide open access when you’re ready to grab what’s inside.Easy to CarryEvery IceMule is equipped with a strapping system. The IceMule Classic utilizes a cross strap and the IceMule Pro is designed with a ventilated backpack strap system. A cooler gets heavy and we make sure carrying an IceMule is never a pain in the back, ensuring you can carry your cooler in comfort. Extreme Portability So far you know the IceMule has no zippers and is easy-to-carry. Did you know it rolls up for easy storage?  That’s right – the IceMule is specifically designed to go ANYWHERE. Surf trips in Central America? Hikes in Thailand? Relaxing on the beach in Bali? A cookout in the backyard? We will be there. And when you’re done – you don’t have to worry about storage because you can roll the IceMule up and put it in a suitcase or closet.unspecifiedHigh-PerformanceThe IceMule keeps things cold for over 24 hours. There are no gimmicks here, we don’t tack on a $200 surcharge for meaningless bragging rights. The IceMule works just like any standard hard cooler and you can get one for about the same price. Plus, an IceMule is tough as hell because we know a cooler should take a beating and we don’t shy away from a challenge. See One in Action Check out IceMule’s latest video to see what the fuss is all about.last_img read more

Words of inspiration to combat the cold weather blues

first_imgWhen the temperatures drop it’s easy to want to stay in bed and ignore the day ahead. What could be better than staying in your PJs and sipping cocoa? But, the fact is, the show must go on and there is work to be done. When you find yourself dealing with the winter blues, take a minute to reflect on the inspirational and motivational tidings, such as those listed below, that can help get you up and out the door.“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stow 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

‘Once Upon a Virus’: China mocks US coronavirus response in Lego-like animation

first_imgChina has published a short animation titled “Once Upon a Virus” mocking the US response to the new coronavirus using Lego-like figures to represent the two countries.Washington and Beijing are locked in a war of words over the origins of the disease, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has grown into a global pandemic.US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was confident the coronavirus may have originated in a Chinese virology lab, but declined to describe the evidence. In the animation posted online by China’s official Xinhua news agency, red curtains open to reveal a stage featuring Lego-like figures in the form of a terracotta warrior wearing a face mask and the Statue of Liberty.”We discovered a new virus,” says the warrior.”So what?” replies the Statue of Liberty. “It’s only a flu.” As the warrior issues warnings about the virus and counts off the grim milestones in China’s outbreak, the Statue of Liberty replies dismissively with echoes of Trump’s press conferences in which he played down the severity of the illness.Read also: Trump says China could have stopped coronavirus, Beijing decries shifting of blame”Are you listening to yourselves?” asks the warrior as the statue begins to turn red with fever and gets hooked up to an intravenous drip.”We are always correct, even though we contradict ourselves,” the statue replies.”That’s what I love about you Americans, your consistency,” says the warrior.The United States and other countries have accused China of misleading the world about the severity of the outbreak, and there are growing calls for an international inquiry into the origins of the virus.In an interview with Reuters, Trump said he believes China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic is proof that Beijing “will do anything they can” to make him lose his re-election bid in November.Lego’s press office wrote in an emailed statement on Saturday: “We weren’t involved in making the animation in any way.”Topics :last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Announces Decision to Close SCI Retreat

first_img January 17, 2020 Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today announced that he has completed his review of the Recommendation for the Closure of the State Correctional Institution at Retreat final report and is calling for the full closure of SCI Retreat.“The SCI Retreat closure report was developed through a transparent, inclusive process and provides a thorough, straightforward, facts-based review of the realities surrounding the facility’s financial needs and the effects a closure could have on the staff, inmates, and the community in regard to public safety. These factors indicate to me that closure is the right decision,” Gov. Wolf said. “I understand that a closure is tough on the employees, the community and the inmates and their families. The DOC staff will work to ensure a smooth transition for all involved and I will be in touch with DOC executive staff throughout the closure process.”DOC staff will be on site to help employees with relocation to a DOC facility within a 65-mile radius of SCI Retreat, which is in Hunlock Creek, Luzerne County. There are six DOC facilities within the 65-mile radius.Gov. Wolf pointed to several factors inherent in his decision to order the closure:The DOC continues to experience a significant decrease in the inmate population. In fact, a reduction of 1,900 inmates in fiscal year 2018-19 was the largest one-year decrease in the department’s history – all at a time when crime rates continue to fall.Current projections anticipate a continued decline in the prison population over the next five years while DOC is also faced with the challenge of a projected budget deficit of approximately $140 million for fiscal year 2019-20.All employees will be offered continued employment at another SCI within 65 miles of SCI Retreat.All employees are provided support through the utilization of SEAP, COVER, and POWER.The closure will not affect the safety or security of the staff, inmates, and public.The DOC can continue to prioritize the safety of staff, inmates and the community in addition to remaining a good steward of taxpayer money.“As a result of the significant budget deficit and continued decrease in the inmate population, among other factors, it would be fiscally irresponsible to not close the prison,” Gov. Wolf said.Full annual net savings will not be realized until after a full year of closure. Under Act 133 there is a minimum four-month closure process so SCI retreat will close no earlier than May 17th. After the facility closes, it is expected that the DOC will save approximately $40 million annually.Department of Corrections Executive Deputy Secretary Tabb Bickell, who oversaw the implementation of the closure review process outlined in Act 133, noted that the next step in the process involves negotiations with labor unions. When those are completed, SCI Retreat employees will be given a survey to indicate their first and second relocation choices. Employees will have 60 days to return the survey to department officials. After completed surveys are received, employee relocation will begin and is likely to continue up to the final closure date.Prior to employee relocation, the prison’s inmate population will be gradually relocated to other DOC facilities. Inmate relocation decisions will be based on each inmate’s custody level and treatment and medical needs.The DOC has created a dedicated email account ([email protected]) and a toll-free number (888-316-8950) for staff, inmate families and others seeking additional information.For additional information, including the full closure report here. Gov. Wolf Announces Decision to Close SCI Retreatcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Climate roundup: More providers anticipate EU climate benchmark rules

first_imgISS ESG has become the latest provider to anticipate the publication of final rules for new EU climate benchmark labels, having today said it has created a family of indices that stand ready to meet the specifications.The index names will be labelled as provisional pending the publication of the detailed rules – so-called delegated acts – consistent with requirements set out by the technical expert group (TEG) that has been advising the European Commission on sustainable finance.ISS ESG, which is the responsible investment arm of US proxy advisor Institutional Shareholder Services, claimed its new family of indices, which were created in partnership wth Solactive, “exceed TEG requirements by incorporating Scope 3 emissions from inception, ahead of the four-year phase in”.ISS ESG’s announcement comes after S&P Dow Jones Indices last week outlined a concept index aligned with the more stringent of the two EU climate benchmark categories, the Paris-Aligned Benchmark (PAB). It said it was on track to launch an index series that will align with the pending detailed rules and also said its product would “go beyond” them.This would be by way of using multiple approaches, including using backward and forward-looking Trucost analytics, and incorporating transition pathway models endorsed by the Science Based Targets initiative.MSCI was the first index provider to make a public move towards the new EU climate benchmarks, having in November announced the creation of two series of provisional indices.Read moreClimate benchmarks: Brown to greenIndex providers are making the first steps towards adoption of the new EU climate benchmarksMSCI puts its stamp on Carbon Delta risk modelMSCI has followed up on its recent acquisition of climate change scenario analysis specialist Carbon Delta with the launch of its version of a tool to help investors assess their exposure to climate risk.The MSCI Climate Value-At-Risk tool measures the impact of climate change on company valuations. It builds on Carbon Delta’s model of the same name with the addition of information contained in MSCI’s data sets.“The model took a big step forward,” David Lunsford, co-founder of Carbon Delta and now head of climate strategy and policy at MSCI in Zurich, told IPE.“We’ve taken data sets that are important and critical to the model and on top of that we’ve also improved some of our physical risk modelling.”According to MSCI, the new tool has four main applications for investors:how current and future climate policies will affect companies (policy transition scenarios);the strategic low carbon investments companies are making (innovation transition scenarios);the impact and financial risk relating to several extreme weather hazards;exact temperature value signifying what future temperature a company’s activities are aligned with.MSCI completed the acquisition of Carbon Delta in October. The focal point of its development of climate change risk analytics and tools is its climate risk centre in Zurich, which was the home of the then-Carbon Delta team.BMO engagement to prioritise climate change BMO Global Asset Management will be working with systemically important global financial institutions that are significantly exposed, through their loan book and underwriting portfolio, to climate change-related risks to encourage them to adopt stronger mitigation strategies.Climate change is its key engagement priority for this year in light of the COP26 meetings in Glasgow later this year, it announced this week.As part of this it will also focus on the phase-out of coal, marine transport, and sustainable food systems.Vicki Bakhshi, director in the responsible investment team at BMO GAM, said: “The next decade is absolutely critical to meeting this ambition. Global emissions need to peak and decline to keep the chances of meeting the Paris goals alive.“Waiting for action by governments is not enough – investors and corporates need to take bold and ambitious action.”The asset manager’s engagement programme for 2020 also includes responsible drug pricing, setting the appropriate living wage, and managing antimicrobial resistance.last_img read more

The Gold Coast’s top five houses for New Year’s Eve parties

first_imgBuy one of these houses and be known as the person who threw the best New Year’s Eve party.STOCK up on the glow sticks and get ready for a big night, it’s almost time to celebrate the start of a new year.Heading to the beach or the heart of the city on New Year’s Eve can be great fun, but navigating the big crowds and fighting for a spot to watch the fireworks can ruin the night.While it’s too late for this year, there are plenty of luxury Gold Coast’s homes that would easily double as a party house to bring in 2021. Party like the rich and famous in this house.Party the night away in old school luxury style at this lavish house.Gold fixtures and fittings, marble and polished concrete as well as feature lighting give it a sense of Hollywood glamour.Its glass wine display, double-sided fireplace and extravagant dressing room will make you feel like you’re living the life of the rich and famous.It has five bedrooms so there is plenty of space for everyone to crash in the early hours of the morning while the large kitchen will make it easy to cook up a greasy hangover breakfast.The best part is, it’s being sold as a display home until November 2020 so it’ll be as good as new when you move in. Retreat to an island for the night.Splash out for the biggest party night of the year and invite all your friends to an island retreat.Arrive by boat, which is just one of the many impressive inclusions that come with the house, and get ready to relax and unwind.It has an expansive outdoor entertainment area with private beach and has an indoor/outdoor pool.It will also be sold fully furnished with plenty of items to make the most of the island life, including a Pajero 4WD, jetski, boat, wakeboarding and tube riding gear and bikes. 16 Clover Way, Helensvale 15 Cleland Cres, Broadbeach Waters 42/11 Peak Ave, Main Beach RELATED: Gold Coast mansion sets a benchmark for luxury living Enjoy the fireworks and twinkling lights of the city skyline.Who are we kidding, anyone who loves entertaining year-round will enjoy this waterfront home.Whether it be a lavish soiree, summer pool party or the ultimate New Year’s Eve gathering with champagne and front seat views of the fireworks, it is suitable for any occasion.The modern industrial-style home blends indoor and outdoor living seamlessly and offers unparalleled views of the city skyline.The 2000-bottle wine cellar will mean you’ll never run out of alcohol either. 14 King James Court, Sovereign Islands 21 Casuarina Court, South Stradbroke RELATED: Ultimate island getaway hits the market on South Stradbroke You won’t even need to be outside to see the fireworks from this house.No need to panic if you’re topping up your glass as the countdown begins.This waterfront mansions’s wall of wide windows, which frame envious Broadwater views, will ensure you still get to watch the fireworks go off.It is just one of the standout features inside the mansion, which epitomises opulence.There are also two additional balconies upstairs if you can’t fit all your guests on the terrace.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago You can’t beat the views of the fireworks from this penthouse.Don’t strain your neck to watch the fireworks when you can enjoy them at eye level from this four-level penthouse.The extravagant apartment topping the Marquis on Main building has 360 degree views of the ocean, Broadwater, Hinterland and skyline so you won’t miss anything.Party the night away on the top-floor terrace or sip a cocktail by the pool on the third level, which also has a wraparound terrace.You’ll have the best seats in the house to see in the new year.last_img read more

MEECE launches tender and recruiting spree

first_img You are currently not logged into your account. Register and get a two week trial. You need javascript to validate your login status. Your current account does not have access to this premium item. Please upgrade your membership to access this content. Go to the shop Premium content Premium content Premium content Premium Log in Register You are currently not logged in to a MyNavingo account. The Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE) at Swansea University is looking for biaxial-machine tenders. Namely, Fatigue loads often drive the load regime experienced by wind, wave and tidal devices. last_img

Report: Social Security Pulling Thousands Out Of Poverty

first_imgAs Social Security marks its 79 year anniversary, a report finds it is providing great benefits to Indiana families and the economy. (Image: Zimmytws/iStockphoto.com)INDIANAPOLIS — A report highlights the ways, at the ripe old age of 79, Social Security is helping neighbors in Indiana and the economy. While pensions have changed, jobs have been lost and homes have lost equity. Eric Kingson, co-director with Social Security Works says the program is still strong and lifted 500,000 Indiana residents out of poverty in 2012.“Social Security is not about financing,” says Kingson. “The end is the well-being of the American people and the kind of society we want. We want a system where we all work together and provide this kind of protection.”According to the report, one-in-five Hoosiers received Security Security benefits in 2013, totaling over $18 billion. Despite concerns about the program’s solvency, Kingson says it is actually only facing a modest shortfall in the future. This year’s Social Security Trustees report projects the program can pay all benefits in full for nearly two decades. After that, Kingson says, it could still pay 77 cents on every dollar of earned benefits.“It’s important Social Security keep all its commitments without cutting benefits,” he says. “Instead of believing the hype the program is sinking and needs to be dismantled, the discussion should focus on ways to strengthen it. Like our highway system occasionally, it has to be adjusted,” Kingston says. “You run into some bumps into the road, but you don’t start talk about ripping up the system. But the folks who want to destroy it, who want to rip it up piece by piece, they do start talking about, ‘The sky is falling.’”Millionaires and billionaires only make Social Security payroll contributions on their first $117,000 of earnings. Kingson says having everyone pay the same rate would help close Social Security’s entire projected 75-year funding gap.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

Westwood warns Gunners over Benteke

first_img The midfielder has backed the striker to terrorise the Gunners ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final. Benteke has 12 goals in his last 12 games heading into the Wembley showdown, including one in their 2-1 semi-final win over Liverpool in April to fire Villa into their first FA Cup final for 15 years. “He’s a Villa fan, Villa through and through, he said he used to stand on the Holte End, to have a fan in your team, that’s what you’d want on FA Cup final day. But he does need to forget he’s a fan, he’s a professional player now. “In training, as soon as you saw him you knew he had something. On that FA Cup semi-final the whole world was watching him, and I thought he was man of the match. “He believes in his ability and so he should, he’s a special talent and he’s got the world at his feet. If he can keep playing like that, he can go anywhere.” Press Association And Westwood believes Benteke has his fear factor back after struggling for form and fitness before Tim Sherwood’s arrival, following an Achilles injury over a year ago. He said: “I’m sure he does. I think he’s back to full fitness now, he was struggling with his Achilles early on and people didn’t see that, they just expected him to walk back in and fire in the goals. “But he’s back to his best now, bullying defenders and I’m sure they’ll have sleepless nights, they won’t want to be playing against him. “We know how good we are, if we play like we can do we can match anyone. We’ve got internationals throughout the team, Fabs (Fabian Delph) and Clevs (Tom Cleverley) are on form, Christian is a real handful for anyone, I’m sure they’ll be having sleepless nights about him.” Benteke spearheaded Villa’s recovery under Sherwood as they survived in the Barclays Premier League, eventually finishing 17th following Sunday’s 1-0 final-day defeat to Burnley. He and Jack Grealish were trusted by Sherwood to keep Villa up with academy product Grealish becoming a regular. He shone during Villa’s semi-final at Wembley, setting up Delph’s winner, and Westwood believes the 19-year-old is in line for stardom. “He’s a special talent, the way he just glides past you in training, you feel like whacking him, he floats past you with his hair,” said the 25-year-old. “He’s a great lad, I’m sure he could be our match winner at the end of the day. Ashley Westwood has warned Arsenal they should be having sleepless nights before facing Christian Benteke.last_img read more