ADM Milling

first_img(Brentwood, Essex) the independent flour miller, offers bakers a range of premixes, concentrates and toppings, for producing Easter goods.The Bakers Mixes range includes Bun Mix, a premix versatile enough to produce Hot Cross Buns. Other Easter recipes include; Simnel Cake, Easter Gateau and Cinnamon Fruit Plait, which can be seen on its website at [].last_img

Video: FDF pledges to recruit young talent

first_imgThe Food and Drink Federation’s Attracting Talent to Support Growth event highlighted the importance of nurturing young talent, with the need for 137,000 new recruits to join the UK food industry by 2017.Representatives from key industry associations and global food company General Mills, addressed issues surrounding the sector, with only 15% of 14- to 18 year-olds considering a job in food manufacturing.The Federation has pledged to double the number of apprentices working in the industry by the end of 2012, with over 2,000 apprentices currently working in food and drink manufacturing.last_img

A model of efficiency

first_img A house that produces energy An ambitious retrofit of a pre-1940s building on Harvard’s campus into a living laboratory and energy-positive prototype for ultra-efficiency has opened its doors. HouseZero is intended to address one of the biggest energy problems in the world today — inefficient existing buildings. Its design was driven by the goals of nearly zero energy for heating and cooling, zero electric lighting during the day, operating with 100 percent natural ventilation, and producing zero carbon emissions. The building is intended to produce more energy over its lifetime than was used to renovate it and throughout its subsequent operation.Leveraging the renovated building as both a workspace and a research tool, the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) will use millions of data points from hundreds of sensors to continually monitor its performance. This data will fuel research involving computational simulation, helping the center develop new systems and data-driven learning algorithms that promote energy-efficiency, health, and sustainability. “HouseZero’s flexible, data-driven infrastructure will allow us to conduct further research that demystifies building behavior, and design the next generation of ultra-efficient structures,” said Ali Malkawi, founding director of CGBC and the creator and leader of the HouseZero project.The new space will also be used to research how to fundamentally redefine how a structure can connect with and respond to its natural environment to promote efficiency and health. Rather than approaching the building as a “sealed box,” the building envelope and materials of HouseZero were designed to interact with the seasons and the exterior environment in a more natural way. The building will adjust itself constantly — sometimes by the minute — to reach thermal comfort for its occupants.“HouseZero challenged us to rethink the conventions of building design and operation to enhance lifelong efficiency and quality of life for occupants,” said Malkawi.,Relatedcenter_img In Q&A, Ali Malkawi explains project designed to maximize efficiency, savingslast_img read more

Data Driven Marketing Insists Upon a New Operating Model

first_imgIn a recent interview with IDG, I discussed how data driven marketing has accelerated the evolution of the modern CMO. Thanks to the increased insight presented by the sheer volume of Big Data, the role of today’s marketer has changed as dramatically as the tastes, needs and expectations of the customer. Ten years ago, before the effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution were being felt globally, marketers thought in terms of “broad reach.” We had a message for all the world to hear, and we shouted it from the highest mountain top in an effort to connect with anyone who might be listening.What a difference a decade makes. As Dell EMC’s CONNECTED CUSTOMER booklet explains, the current specificity of customer detail at our disposal gives us the ability to hyper target our audience through a hyper personalized approach. This is of utmost importance, as it allows us to create messages and methods that are hyper relevant to today’s consumers. Dell EMC studies these trends and their impact on business, and the key question now becomes – what holds marketers back from taking the next step? The short answer is – the need to merge the needs and capabilities of marketing and technology into a cohesive strategy, which as we all know can be easier said than done.Formulating data strategies is top of mind for many CMOs, and to create successful campaigns we must first improve both the quality of our information and the way in which we form connections between previously unrelated groups. According to the 2017 Ascend2 report “Marketing Data Quality Trends,” over half of marketers worldwide plan on improving marketing data quality over the next year. However, 45% of global marketers also see improving marketing data quality as their biggest challenge. To make the best decisions informed by these results, we must constantly work to improve both the data itself and the ways in which we discover meaningful relationships between data streams.Grabbing the Technological Reins – a Practical GuideIt is certainly no industry secret that the promising CMO/CIO partnership is at the forefront of orchestrating any potent data driven marketing model. By aligning with the broader corporate digital transformation agenda, marketing can provide substantial value to the business and remain relevant throughout this transition. As I discussed in an earlier blog, general campaigns will be largely replaced by data driven campaigns informed by the scrutiny of a company’s data lake. Advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and actionable information will continue to refine these campaigns and their outcomes. To give you a taste of how quickly things are changing within the arena of data acquisition, Gartner has recently predicted that by 2021 voice and visual search analysis will increase customer revenue by a staggering 30%. This means that it is not just the message that must change – the methods must adapt as well.Forget Full-Control, Embrace Co-CreationThe newfound power granted to customers as a result of blogs, opinion sites, etc. has enabled them to insist on a more active role in the buying process. This means participating in a company’s strategy for generating its branding and storyline. As quoted on Media Post: “90% of those polled like the idea of custom content as a way for brands to engage them, 89% believe custom content is a great way for brands to break through the clutter, 93% like brands sharing interesting things they may not have otherwise seen, and 92% believe brands have expertise on topics and add value to content.” More than ever, we must rely on our customers’ needs and opinions to generate our marketing strategy. But how is this best accomplished?If CMOs can no longer fully define their brand’s identity and message, what are they to do? One option is co-creation, where customers can assist businesses in building and improving their brand. With this in mind, LEGO has introduced LEGO Ideas, which brings together building enthusiasts under the LEGO umbrella. Every year, the user-community selects a home-grown project and LEGO uses its vast distribution, marketing and sales muscle to sell it under their brand. This is no passing fad – the European Union sponsored Horizon 2020 program now funds co-creation initiatives with some €80 billion.The technological advances provided by the 4th industrial revolution offer a lot of promise, but a tool is only as powerful as the one who wields it. It is up to today’s marketer to harness this potential by enhancing strategic focus. Only in doing so can he or she continue to improve the customer’s buyer journey and take the company/customer relationship to the next level. With access to information ever-increasing, our customers are only going to get smarter. Why shouldn’t corporations follow suit?last_img read more

African countries scramble to bury virus dead, get vaccines

first_imgJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Shipping containers have become overflow mortuaries for the dead from COVID-19 in South Africa, while some other African nations are now looking to China for the next wave of vaccine doses. South Africa is working to launch its vaccination campaign in mid-February after its first delivery of 1 million vaccine doses. An additional 500,000 are coming later in February. South Africa has eased several restrictions as the numbers of cases and deaths have begun to drop, allowing alcohol sales to resume. The country has more than 40% of all cases reported across the African continent of 1.3 billion people.last_img

Just Cindy! Keke Palmer Will Join Broadway Cast of Cinderella

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Palmer’s film and TV credits include Animal, Masters of Sex, The Trip to Bountiful, Akeelah and the Bee, Joyful Noise, The Cleaner, True Jackson, VP and 90210. Her debut album So Uncool was released by Atlantic Records in 2007. Back in 2012, Palmer told that singing was her first love, saying “it would be really fun” to come to the Great White Way. Well, wishes come true! She will be the first African American actress to play Cinderella on Broadway. Directed by Mark Brokaw, the production brings to the Broadway stage for the first time the tuner that originally aired as a TV special in 1957, starring Oscar winner Julie Andrews. This Cinderella features a completely re-imagined book by Douglas Carter Beane and additional Rodgers and Hammerstein songs originally composed for other musicals. Check out Palmer and Broadway favorite Jeremy Jordan’s duet from Joyful Noise below! In addition to Faure, Cinderella currently features Nancy Opel as Madame, Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Tony winner Victoria Clark as Marie, Ann Harada as Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as Gabrielle, Todd Buonopane as Jean-Michel, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton. Related Shows View Comments Cinderella A new princess is heading to the Broadway Theatre! Small screen star and talk show host Keke Palmer will join the cast of Cinderella. The Just Keke host will don the glass slippers beginning September 9, taking over for current Cindy Paige Faure. As previously announced, Faure will lead the national tour of the Rodgers and Hammerstein tuner beginning October 10.last_img read more

Advance Tickets on Sale for Everything Equine

first_imgVT’s Everything Equine Continues to GrowExperts & More Entertainment Highlight “Versatile Horse”Exhibitor & Vendor Space Available for Two-Day ShowESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. — One of the largest equine educational events in New England continues to grow as plans are finalized for the 2007 Everything Equine show on April 28-29 at Champlain Valley Exposition (CVE).Part educational event, part consumer trade show and part social get-together for New England and New York horse lovers – Everything Equine is a valuable resource for everyone in the equine industry to get the latest health and equine care information through some 60 seminars and demonstrations. Advance discount tickets go on sale March 1 at a variety of outlets.The 2007 theme is “The Versatile Horse,” and organizers plan to highlight the impact horse owners have on the state’s economy and the many ways horses are used from sport to work. In the past, organizers say, Everything Equine itself has generated approximately $2 million dollars in economic impact to Vermont and the region.It’s a premier venue for businesses and organizations serving the equine industry in Vermont and New England. Space is still available for the April 28-29 weekend show that is expected to attract upwards of 8,000 people. For information about being an exhibitor, call Susan Petrie at (802) 878-5545, email [email protected](link sends e-mail) or visit is external)Another great value of the show is the many opportunities for hands-on experiences and training with top experts from across the country. There is much to learn for those new to horses and those with years of experience from the Equine Extension programs and publications available at the event. Leading this year’s stable of national experts is Lynn Palm, a renowned competitor, trainer and instructor with dozens of World and Reserve World Championships.The annual “Horsin’ Around” Variety Show also offers horse enthusiasts a way to see horses in action. Two shows on Saturday are planned, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Admission is separate for the variety show and tickets are limited.Another new feature this year is the Sunday afternoon Stallion Service Auction to benefit the Vermont 4-H Horse programs. The stud services of about 10 top-of-breed stallions will be auctioned and all the stallions are expected to be on-site for the show.The all-indoor show is open Saturday, April 28 from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, April 29 from 9 am to 4 pm. Advance discount tickets will be available on March 1. Tickets are $6, day of show $8. A two-day pass is available for $12. Children under 5 are free with an adult. Call 802-878-5545 or visit is external) for ticket locations and information on group sales.Tickets are available at Guys Farm and Yard in Morrisville, Williston and Montpleier, Tony’s Tack Shop in Essex Junction, Shearer Chevrolet in South Burlington, Adirondack Tack in Plattsburgh, NY, The Horse Works and by calling (802) 878-5545.”The original intent of this event was to bring together the equine community — all breeds and all disciplines — to make a positive impact on education, agriculture, and the state economy,” explained Tom Oddy, CVE’s director of special events. “I think in just a few years we have accomplished that and so much more.”Recognition of Everything Equine’s success came with two major awards in 2006. “In December, we received the ‘2006 Non-Fair Agricultural Event of the Year’ from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions” Award of Excellence program, sponsored by John Deere. The Vermont Chamber of Commerce also named Everything Equine to its 2007 “Top Ten Vermont Event” list, based on the success of the 2006 event and its potential for growth,” Oddy noted.One of the events founders, University of Vermont Equine Extension Specialist Betsy Greene, recalled that when Everything Equine was originally conceived three years ago, they hoped for 1,000 attendees. Nearly five times that attended in the first year and within three years attendance topped 7,500 in 2006.”Growing attendance and our recent awards demonstrate the benefits of the community partnership between Champlain Valley Exposition, UVM Extension, 4-H, private business and other non-profit organization all working together as key stakeholders,” Oddy said.Everything Equine HighlightsFor 2007, a full line-up of nationally-known experts will provide information about equine health, training and driving, saddle fitting, dentistry, alternative therapies, emergency aid and more.Seminar topics range from nutrition, health to equine reproduction. There are workshops on spring tune-up: conditioning tips, using music in training and how to turn your horse hobby into a viable business.There will even be a series of seminars aimed at helping the first-time or novice horse owner get off to successful start. During the two-day show exhibitors will display their latest equipment, nutrition supplements, and equine-related supplies.Meanwhile, over in the seminar rooms and Poulin Grain Horse Arena and Purina Mills Demonstration Pen, horse-lovers will have a chance to see everything from jumping demonstrations to a live, endoscopic exam performed by Dr. Philip D. van Harreveld, DVM.A perennial star of the show — Hollywood screenwriter John Fusco’s superstar horse, Oscar – who played “Hidalgo” in the Disney movie of the same name — will be back again this year. There will be autographed photos and a chance to meet Oscar and other Colonial Spanish Mustangs brought to the show by trainer, Stephanie Lockhart of Stowe, Vt.One of the big hits of Everything Equine has been the Vermont Horse Council’s (VHC) annual equine variety show, “Horsin’ Around.” Lynn Dow of VHC brought together 13 acts for the sold-out show last year. Organizers added a second show on Saturday afternoon to meet the demand for tickets this year. Proceeds benefit the VHC to further activities in the Vermont equine community. Shows will be at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Purchasing advance tickets ($14 for the matinee includes Equine show admission and $10 for the evening show) is encouraged.Among the returning highlights expected this year at “Horsin’ Around” – the 16-horse drill team from Pond Hill Ranch Pro Rodeo in Castleton, Vt., miniature horses, draft horses and everything in between during the 90-minute show.And everyone is wondering how the Perry Family of Brownington, Vt., will top last year’s act when Neal Perry dressed as Darth Vader and rode into the ring on his Morgan stallion Chadwick’s Benjamin to battle his 10-year-old son, Spencer, dressed as Luke Skywalker. The phrase, “Use the horse, Luke,” came to mind for Star Wars fans in the bleachers as the father and son battled with light sabers.On Sunday, April 29, the Vermont State 4-H Foundation will hold a stallion service auction. As of mid-February, the services of a Morgan, Canadian, American Paint Horse and a Bashkir Curly have been donated. Details are available at is external)The auction will raise funds for 4-H in Vermont, and in particular the 4-H Horse Project, which has 85 horse clubs and more than 900 members in the state.The auctioneer is Louise Moon Rosalie. “The bidding should be brisk and to add to the excitement of the day, each stallion will be on site during the auction,” said Kurt Reichelt, the UVM Extension’s auction organizer.Also new this year, on-site camping for recreational vehicles will be available.Impact on the EconomyUVM Extension’s Greene is thrilled by the growing attendance and enthusiasm shown at Everything Equine. “The combined strengths of UVM Extension, the Exposition, and Vermont horse businesses and equine industry experts from the region make this one of the top shows in the Northeast.,” she said.”It was evident that people who are passionate and focused on their animals really find what they come looking for during the weekend,” Greene said. “We bring together horse-related businesses, riding clubs and industry experts under one roof.It makes for a great weekend, especially for someone thinking about getting a horse who wants to talk with hobbyists, professionals and serious competitors about ‘everything equine,'” she added.”Everything Equine” is sponsored by University of Vermont Extension, Poulin Grain, Inc., Purina Mills, Guys Farm and Yard, Shearer GMC & Shearer Chevrolet, Blue Seal Feeds, Inc., Horsemen’s Yankee Pedlar, The Equine Journal, The Horse Works, Tony’s Tack Shop, Nutrena and Champlain Valley Exposition.Champlain Valley Exposition is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote agriculture, education, entertainment and commerce for Vermonters. 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County rejects Vestal’s request to build residential project on Bunn Hill Road

first_imgThe full-letter sent from the county to the Town of Vestal Supervisor can be read below: The county says it has determined the project would have “negative county-wide and inter-community” impacts. (WBNG) — The Broome County Department of Planning and Economic Development has rejected the town of Vestal’s request to build a multi-residential building on Bunn Hill Road.last_img

Oneonta City School District goes remote following positive COVID-19 cases

first_imgAdditionally, several district staff members were found to be close contacts of individuals who tested positive for the coronavirus. ONEONTA (WBNG) — The Oneonta City School District will be going fully remote starting Thursday, Nov. 19. According to the district’s website, remote learning will through at least until Monday, Nov. 30. District officials said the decision came after OCSD was notified of a positive COVID-19 case involving a staff member at the Oneonta Middle School. District superintendent Thomas Brindley said those cases have a “substantial” impact on school buildings.center_img Brindley is hopeful to have students return to the hybrid learning model if the buildings are deemed safe on Nov. 30. Despite the switch, the district said students in the New Visions, BOCES CTE, and Full-day BOCES programs will attend school as normal. For more information from the district, click here.last_img read more

An expert meeting was held on the topic of sustainable tourism development in the Makarska Riviera

first_imgOrganized by the Municipality of Tučepi and the Agency for Event Management and Experience Tourism, EX-ALTO, an expert meeting was organized this Thursday at the TUI BLUE Jadran Hotel in Tučepi “Tucepi & Makarska Riviera – destinations for sustainable tourism”In addition to representatives of local authorities Tučepi, tourist board, representatives and hoteliers from Tučepi, the meeting was attended by guests from the entire Makarska Riviera: WOT Hotels Croatia Nikolina Misir and Damir Lukić, Jakša Medić, President of Hotels Baška Voda, Zrinko Kamber, President Medora hotels and resorts, directors of tourist boards of the municipalities of Podgora and Baška voda, as well as organizers of the Makarska Jazz Festival, and many others. In addition to sustainability, the topic of the conference included the organization of tourist events, their measurability, success and efficiency. The goals that should and could be achieved for further development of the experiential offer of Tucepi, but also the entire Makarska Riviera, are highlighted, such as timely planning, expansion of thematic content from one place on the Riviera to the entire Riviera and transparent work on a single calendar of events for Makarska Riviera.Nikolina Misir, director of World Of TUI Hotels Croatia, pointed out that she was satisfied with the results of the season and added that TUI BLUE Jadran is a new product and still has a lot of potential for growth, especially in the off-season. “The average price of a high-class hotel room is influenced by the location itself, but also by the destination as a whole, so more active cooperation of the hotel with representatives of the local community is necessary to raise the quality of the entire destination and value. Egypt pointed out. “I am grateful for the invitation to this professional gathering and very interesting socializing with colleagues from the Riviera in the beautiful atmosphere of the Hotel Jadran in Tučepi. I supported the gathering and actively participated because I believe that all participants in the destination must be open to communication with colleagues, local partners and the community, especially for new ideas, reflections, initiatives. I have the highest expectations for proactive communication from local government bodies and self-government because their responsibility for the well-being of the community is the greatest. My message to everyone who makes decisions in creating tourism policy is that they must be brave, consistent, have a vision and be consistent in its implementation. Personally, I advocate that we all work together to revive the Makarska Riviera as a destination. ” Jakša Medić, President of the Management Board of Hotels Baška Voda, pointed out and added that together they are stronger, and the market expects and demands such strength from them.It is never too late for joint projects, said Zrinko Kamber, President of the Board of Medora Hotels and Resorts from Podgora, clearly and loudly at the beginning of his presentation, adding: “We at Medora Hotels are aware of the need to develop a common brand of Makarska Riviera and we will give great importance and support to this. This was a top-notch gathering with a great moderator with a very constructive discussion by all participants – in short the event of the week! Thank you to the organizers, all panelists and presenters for a pleasant and useful gathering. Now that this small, but perhaps the most difficult step is behind us, we will be happy to continue the initiative and work more specifically on certain specific topics, so he announced the continuation of the meeting soon in Podgora. “The project “Sacral-tourist route Tučepi” was presented by Ivan Samardžija and Ivan Tomeljak (Heritage Go Pro doo, Split), and the Mayor of Tučepi Ante Čobrnić invited all local partners to implement live parts of the project that can be a unique platform for sustainable adventure content in Tucepi, and attractive to the entire Makarska Riviera.last_img read more