The recipients of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Awards of Excellence were announced on Saturday, April 24 during the 26th annual conference of the IACP in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Convention Center.The award for outstanding Vocational Cooking School was given to The New England Culinary Institute (NECI), located in Montpelier, Vermont, an IACP-member cooking school that provides a superior educational experience for students pursuing a career in the culinary industry. NECI offers an AOS in Culinary Arts, AOS in Food and Beverage Management, AOS in Baking and Pastry, BA in Food and Beverage Management and Certificate Programs in both Baking and Pastry and Basic Cooking.New England Culinary Institute has been training future chefs and food and beverage professionals since 1980. The award was given in recognition of the outstanding education the schools provides, including one of the smallest student to teacher ratios in the industry. In addition, students learn their skills in eleven food service operations, including bakeries, popular priced restaurants, fine dining restaurants cafeteria and catering. Students spend 75% of their time working with chefs to produce meals for paying customers.The NECI educational model is ‘standards based” which means students are not graded on their culinary skills or knowledge, but rather they have to meet or exceed a standard of competency in each and every skill. This ensures that they leave for their internship with a strong culinary competence and understanding.Alton Brown, ’97 graduate of NECI and creator of Good Eats on the Food Network, says, “ With an education from NECI, you have the benefits of both the ‘real world’ education and NECI’s strong reputation in the industry. You are prepared to follow your dreams.”Founded in 1978, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) has approximately 4,000 members worldwide, representing a “who’s who” in the world of food and include cooking teachers and cooking school owners; caterers, chefs and restaurateurs; food writers and cookbook authors; editors and publishers of the world’s consumer and trade press; food stylists and photographers; vintners; television personalities; recipe developers and many others with a special interest in the culinary arts. This unique, diverse membership sets trends, shapes opinion and influences buying habits of millions of consumers.
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The cadet basketball team of BiH, led by coach Josip Pandža, traveled to Spain where the World Cup will be played from the 23rd of June to the 3rd of July.Selector Pandža was cautious in his media statements and he did not promise any gold or medals, but he honestly said that their goal is to pass in the quarter-finals, “and for the rest we shall see.”Given the fact that cadets became the champions of Europe last year, they are are now under additional pressure and they promised to do their best to make the nation proud.BiH is in the group with the Dominican Republic, France and South Korea. The first match will be played on Saturday, the 23rd of June, with the Dominican Republic, on the 25th of June with France, and on the 26th of June with South Korea.Colors of BiH in Spain will defend following players: captain Džanan Musa, Sani Čampara, Emir Čerkezović, Adi Alikadić, Aljoša Janković, Drago Cvitanović, Lazar Mutić, Srđan Kočić, Miladin Vlačić, Amer Barukčija, Emir Bačvić, and Vedran Mirković.(Source: nap.ba)
Dish claims to be the first US pay TV provider to offer a “whole-home 4K Netflix experience”, after adding the SVOD service to its 4K Joey boxes.When connected to a Hopper 3 box, Dish’s 4K Joey provides similar TV functionality to other rooms in the home, and the Netflix integration means that users can stream Ultra HD content from the service around the house.“Netflix is leading the industry with one of the largest 4K libraries available,” said Niraj Desai, Dish vice president of product management. “Our customers love watching their favourite Netflix TV shows and movies in Ultra HD on Hopper 3, so we’re extending the app to our 4K Joey clients to deliver the added flexibility of a whole-home 4K Netflix experience.”Hopper 3 supports up to six 4K Joeys simultaneously, powering a total of seven 4K TVs at one time. Netflix Ultra HD content has been available on the Hopper 3 DVR since April 2016.Dish customers must subscribe to Netflix’s US$11.99 per-month subscription plan and have a 4K-compatible television to access this Ultra HD content on Hopper 3 and 4K Joey.Netflix recommends an internet connection speed of at least 25 megabits per second to stream Ultra HD titles.
Niall McGinn coming to launch of Foyle Cup this weekendABERDEEN FC and Northern Ireland International winger Niall McGinn will be the Guest Of Honour at the official launch of the 29th International O’Neills Foyle Cup which will be held in Derry this weekend (Sunday, 9th June 2019 at 3pm).Niall, who played youth soccer in the Foyle Cup with Dungannon Swifts before signing with Derry City and subsequently both Celtic and Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership, will join guests at a gala press launch in the Waterfoot Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Speaking ahead of the launch, the 31-year-old winger with The Dons, said he was honoured to be invited as this year’s Guest of Honour, especially as the Foyle Cup had been a pathway to his own professional football career which has also included notable spells with London club Brentford FC and Gwangju FC where he was the first Irish player signed for a Korean club.Niall, who was part of the Derry City side who won the League of Ireland Cup in 2008, said: “I am really looking forward to returning to the banks of the Foyle this weekend to be part of the launch of this fantastic tournament which gave myself and many other local kids the opportunities to progress into professional football in clubs both at home and abroad.“The O’Neills Foyle Cup has grown in status for almost three decades to become highly renowned and respected not just throughout Ireland, Britain and Europe but internationally. “This annual festival of football which attracts hundreds of junior clubs from across the globe including an increasing number from the U.S., is a golden opportunity for young players to showcase their talents to scouts from top flight cross channel clubs and overseas.” Aberdeen FCBernie MullenDerry and Strabane CouncilDerry CityFormer Derry City and Celtic star Niall McGinn to launch O’Neills Foyle Cup 2019FOYLE CUPGray’s CommunicationsMayor Michaela Boyleo’neills The O’Neills Foyle Cup will take place in the Derry, Strabane and Causeway Coast & Glens Council areas from July 22nd- to July 27th 2019 with a record 400 plus teams from across Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe and the U.S. competing in this year’s flagship event which includes a spectacular parade through the historic Walled City on July 23rd.With the tournament now just weeks away from kick-off, Michael Hutton, founder and Chairman of the O’Neills Foyle Cup organising committee, said excitement is already building for one of the largest international youth soccer events in Ireland which is also a major economic driver for the north west with accommodation on the banks of the Foyle and neighbouring areas heavily booked for the week of the tournament.He said: “We are very excited to be launching the O’Neills Foyle Cup this weekend with Northern Ireland International Niall McGinn attending as Guest of Honour. “We are delighted that Niall is taking the time out from his busy schedule to join us on Sunday, having just travelled back from San Francisco following rehabilitation for his recent ankle injury. The fabulous spectacle of the Foyle Cup parade“It’s always great to have a Guest of Honour who has come through the Foyle Cup ranks themselves and appreciates the important role this tournament has played in helping young players achieve their dreams of playing top flight football with both local and cross channel clubs.“Niall is a great example to all young footballers of what can be achieved in their careers as a professional footballer currently with Aberdeen FC and previously with Celtic also in the SPL, Derry City, Brentford and South Korean club Gwangju FC having come through the ranks with Dungannon Swifts in his own home town.”The O’Neills Foyle Cup launch will be attended by the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Michaela Boyle together with invited guests including coaches and players from a number of the teams taking part in this year’s event. Representatives from key stakeholders and sponsors including Irish sportswear giants O’Neills, Tourism N.I., The Executive Office, Dept. For Communities, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Seagate, Brunswick Moviebowl, Derry Credit Union, Ulster University and Inner City Trust will also be represented.For more information on the O’Neills Foyle Cup 2019 please visit www.foylecup.comFormer Derry City and Celtic star Niall McGinn to launch O’Neills Foyle Cup 2019 was last modified: June 7th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet