In Short

first_imgBakers’ attractionExhibitor spaces at this year’s Bakers’ Fair in Bolton are filling up fast with several firms exhibiting for the first time. Among the newcomers is Polish bakery equipment supplier Masz, which plans to launch its slicers, mixers, moulders and ovens in the UK at the fair on Sunday, 3 October. For details go to: www.bakersfair.co.ukPalm oil programmeA government-funded research programme to map how the UK uses imported palm oil could halt the loss of rainforest thousands of miles away. The project, announced by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman, will document how much palm oil is used and how much is sustainably sourced.DeviliShh designsScottish bakery ingredients manufacturer Macphie of Glenbervie has launched its first-ever consumer brand as it looks to double its turnover to £80m in the next 10 years. The DeviliShh range of puddings, fruit coulis and sweet sauces are aimed at tapping into the burgeoning entertaining at-home market, said Macphie.Get your Vitamin DBread made with vitamin D-enriched bakers’ yeast has the same effect on vitamin D levels in people as a supplement, according to a University of Helsinki study into Lallemand’s VitaD bakers yeast. Researchers gave 38 women a mixture of supplements, normal bread and bread made with special yeast over a four-week period.No more HerbertsAn editing error in Tom Herbert’s column in the last issue of BB meant we incorrectly stated there had been a new addition to the Herbert family. This is not so, although Tom says he appreciated all the messages of congratulation!last_img read more

Bakery manufacturers commit to reducing plastic

first_imgAllied Bakeries, Premier Foods and Speedibake are among 42 business to sign up to the UK Plastics Pact, a collaboration to tackle plastic waste.Spearheaded by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the initiative brings together major food and drink players, manufacturers and retailers as well as plastic reprocessors and packaging suppliers to reduce the amount of plastic used in the UK.The Pact members are responsible for 80% of the plastic packaging on products sold through UK supermarkets. A further 15 organisations have also showed their commitment to the pact.The collective, which includes the major supermarkets, Birds Eye and Coca-Cola European Partners, has committed to hit a series of ambitious targets by 2025. They are:Eliminate problematic or unnecessary single-use plastic packaging through redesign, innovation or alternative (re-use) delivery models100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable70% of plastic packaging effectively recycled or composted30% average recycled content across all plastic packaging.WRAP said the UK Plastics Pact was the first of its kind in the world, and will be replicated in other countries as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative.“Our ambition to eliminate avoidable plastic waste will only be realised if government, businesses and the public work together. Industry action can prevent excess plastic reaching our supermarket shelves in the first place,” said environment secretary Michael Gove.A spokesperson for Allied Bakeries added: “We readily signed up to the WRAP UK Plastics Pact as part of our commitment to being a responsible business. We are in the process of looking at what we can do to reduce plastic waste and look forward to updating consumers in due course.”Premier Foods said it strives to reduce packaging and encourage recycling where possible. “We strongly believe that in order to effectively address the global issue of plastic packaging waste, we must work collaboratively across industry, governments and with consumers. We are therefore delighted to be a founder member of the UK Plastics Pact; a unique collaboration bringing together the entire value chain under a common set of ambitions, to keep plastic in the economy and out of the environment,” a spokesperson said. Frozen specialist Iceland, which has not signed up to the pact, announced in January that it would eliminate all plastic packaging from its own-label products by the end of 2023.last_img read more

Forecastle Festival Reveals 2018 Lineup

first_imgLouisville, KY’s Forecastle Festival is known for its great taste in music, delivering impressive and diverse lineups on a yearly basis. Embarking on its 16th year at sea, the the festival will return this July 13-15, 2018, led by Grammy-winning and nominated artists, including Southern rocker and Kentucky native Chris Stapleton, prismatic indie rockers Arcade Fire and alt-rock icons Modest Mouse. The three-day celebration of music, arts and activism will take place at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville, KY.Additional musical acts include Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Houndmouth, The War On Drugs, Father John misty, Vance Joy, Courtney Barnett NF, Jimmy Eat World, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Louis The Child, T-Pain, Jenny Lewis, Margo Price, Vic Mensa, Oh Wonder, Punch Brothers and Rainbow Kitten Surprise will also round out the top slots. The lineup continues with Lucero, White Reaper, Hippie Sabotage, Hiss Golden Messenger, Khruangbin, and many more.Forecastle stands out for its inclusive, multi-genre lineup, though it draws from many of the same names as Sloss Music Festival’s lineup that was revealed earlier this morning. See below for the full lineup, and visit the Forecastle website to learn more about GA, GA Plus, and VIP weekend passes that go on sale Friday at 10am ET. The Forecastle 2018 lineup includes:Chris StapletonArcade FireModest MouseJason Isbell & The 400 UnitHoundmouthThe War on DrugsFather John MistyVance JoyCourtney BarnettNFJimmy Eat WorldKurt Vile & The ViolatorsLouis the ChildT-PainJenny LewisMargo PriceVic MensaOh WonderPunch BrothersRainbow Kitten SurpriseLuceroWhite ReaperHippie SabotageTeddy Abrams and friendsPVRISQuinn XCIIAJRI’m With HerJai WolfHiss Golden MessengerKhruangbinWestside Gunn + ConwayTyminskiColony HouseSAINt JHNBerhanaBrent CobbRon GalloMorgan SaintSpencer Lee BandMatt MaesonDevon GilfillianArlieBiyoFlagshiplast_img read more

BPU Work Expected To Slow Lakewood Traffic Wednesday, Water To Shut Off

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Max PixelLAKEWOOD – Officials with the Board of Public Utilities expect water value work on Route 394 near the Cinema 8 Theaters in Lakewood will cause some traffic congestion on Wednesday.Becky Robbins, the Communications Coordinator for the utility, says crews will be replacing two water valves starting at 5 a.m.In addition to slowed traffic, Robbins says residents living in the area of Fairmount and Lowe Avenues, Sunset Cove in North Harmony; and on Summit and Lowe Avenues to Fairmount and Big Tree Road will likely lose water for around two hours.Once work is completed, widespread discolored water will be seen in Lakewood, Cottage Park, Ashville and North Harmony, Robbins explained. Residents should not do laundry until water clears which can take 12 to 24 hours.last_img read more

Garden nap

first_imgBy William Terry KelleyUniversity ofGeorgiaGardening may have been more work than reward during this long,hot summer. So now you’re ready to hang up the hoe and spade forthe winter. But don’t quit just yet. Some fall maintenance willhelp you avoid problems next spring.First, make some good notes before you forget this season. Takenote of varieties that performed particularly well or not sowell. Make a map of areas in the garden that have problem weeds.Identify them if you can. Note any areas that have stayed too wet or areas that didn’t produce well. Fall is the ideal time to take a sample for nematodes, too.They’ll be at their highest populations while the weather isstill hot and vegetation is still growing. Mark your calendar totake a soil test within the next two months, too, so you’ll havetime to apply any needed lime well before spring planting.Clean upOnce you’ve updated your records, remove any trellises you’ve put up in the garden. Remove any string or plant debris, and knock off any excess soil. Store them in a dry place to help preserve the life of the trellis materials.If you have irrigation in your garden, situate them for winter,too. Remove hoses, sprinklers, drip tape, etc. Store these out of the elements for the winter, after you remove any excess soil or plant debris.Repair, sharpen and lightly oil garden implements before storage, too.Now that you have all the obstacles out of the way, it’s a goodidea to run a rotary mower across the garden to chop up any plant debris that remains. This allows plant debris to dry down faster and keeps weeds from going to seed before frost. Applying a burn-down herbicide a few days before mowing is even better.Cover cropUse the fall to add organic matter like grass clippings, manureand leaves that have been composted. Then bury the organic matter and debris by turning the land and planting a cover crop for the winter. This will help prevent soil erosion. It can build up the soil when you turn under the cover crop in the spring. A grain such as rye or wheat works well for this.Finally, don’t forget to order your seed catalogs by the end ofthe year and begin planning next year’s garden. Getting your seed ordered early in the year will better your chances of getting the varieties you want.Have a cozy winter. Spring’s just around the corner, and gardenfever will be getting your blood pumping to get out and play inthe soil again.(Terry Kelley is a Cooperative Extension vegetablehorticulturist with the University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

New tool to measure financial well-being from CFPB

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) works to empower more consumers to take control of their financial lives through financial education tools to be leveraged and scaled. They recently released a scale to measure financial well-being, which provides a great resource for credit unions.Why? Credit union organizations exist to help members improve their financial well-being; it’s in their DNA.  It is also one of the seven Credit Union Cooperative Principles – to educate, train, and provide information to help ensure that our members and community are being financially educated.  This financial well-being scale is the perfect tool to do just that. continue reading »last_img read more

Alexa, how does Numerica do payments?

first_img continue reading » Mark Fox joined Spokane Railway Credit Union as a teller in 1996. In 2015, he became the first vice president of payments for what’s now Numerica Credit Union($2.2B, Spokane Valley, WA).More than just the credit union’s name has changed over the years. In fact, change has become a constant for Numerica and for Fox, who left the credit union in 2002 and returned in 2012 as assistant vice president of e-services.Here, Fox talks about evolving channels, growing expectations for payments delivery, early adoption, security, and more. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Fulton date is Friday for World Products Empire State Series

first_imgFULTON, N.Y. (Oct. 1) – Chris Fleming brings the point lead to town, when the World Products Empire State Series visits Fulton Speedway this Friday, Oct. 4.The IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified tour feature pays $400 to win and a minimum of $75 to start. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. for the Outlaw 200 weekend show. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission is $22. Pit passes are $35 and entry fee is $20. More information is available at the www.fultonspeedway.com website or by calling 315 593-6531. Seven different drivers have prevailed in the nine series events held at Fulton since the 2003 season. Kevan Cook became a two-time winner there last September. Following the Fulton date, the Empire State Series is at Black Rock Speedway on Oct. 26 before concluding Nov. 2 at Five Mile Point Speedway.World Products Empire State Series top 20 point standings – 1. Chris Fleming, Union Springs, 153; 2. Mike Wilmot, Windsor, 146; 3. Brad Sites, Monroeton, Pa., 145; 4. Matt Roberts, Afton, 142; 5. Michael D. Smith, Arkport, 139; 6. Gary Roberts, Afton, 130; 7. Jared Spalding, Troy, Pa., 125; 8. Eddie Sites, Monroeton, Pa., 122; 9. Jacob Maynard, Wyalusing, Pa., 120; 10. Logan Terry, Towanda, Pa., 104; 11. Michael Stoddard, Binghamton, 99; 12. Brian Steigerwald, Norwich, 98; 13. Tyler Stoddard, Binghamton, 86; 14. Kevan Cook, Constantia, and Craig Ward, Owego, both 83; 16. Jason Benjamin, Towanda, Pa., 79; 17. Jason Tuttle, Newark Valley, 75; 18. James Cornell, Port Crane, 69; 19. Matthew Jones, Cortland, 57; 20. Will Ward, Cobleskill, 56.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through June 20

first_imgSmiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,053; 2. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,051; 3. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 995; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 821; 5. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 783; 6. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 630; 7. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 605; 8. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 536; 9. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 514; 10. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 494; 11. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 481; 12. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 469; 13. Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park, Texas, 467; 14. Garett Rawls, Elm Mott, Texas, 452; 15. Austin Moore, Axtell, Texas, 444; 16. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 442; 17. Blaine Shives, Leonard, Texas, 421; 18. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 417; 19. Jake Upchurch, Red Oak, Texas, 410; 20. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 380. IMCA Modifieds – 1. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,038; 2. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,019; 3. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 1,016; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 987; 5. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 931; 6. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 859; 7. Jeff “Bubba” Stafford Jr., Wittmann, Ariz., 810; 8. Jeffrey Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 806; 9. Kevin Green, Waco, Texas, 795; 10. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 774; 11. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, 741; 12. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 732; 13. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 725; 14. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 716; 15. Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa, Iowa, 704; 16. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 701; 17. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 691; 18. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 679; 19. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas, 676; 20. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 672. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 1,135; 2. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 992; 3. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 955; 4. Guy Ahlwardt, Antioch, Calif., 931; 5. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 890; 6. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 825; 7. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., and Cole Carver, Apache Junction, Ariz., both 813; 9. David Jones, Chandler, Ariz., 780; 10. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward, Iowa, 765; 11. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 735; 12. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 716; 13. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., 705; 14. Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 698; 15. Jerry Miles, Bernard, Iowa, and Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., both 685; 17. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 677; 18. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 676; 19. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 669; 20. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 665. IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 537; 2. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 502; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 494; 4. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 457; 5. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 445; 6. Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., 416; 7. Todd Malmstrom, Hampton, Ill., 404; 8. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 391; 9. Lake Knutti, Chadwick, Ill., 364; 10. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 362; 11. Jim Johnson, Plainview, Neb., 339; 12. Robert Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 332; 13. Chase Osborne, Battle Creek, Neb., 328; 14. Les Siebert, York, Neb., 321; 15. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 315; 16. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 305; 17. Zachary Zentner, Cedar Rapids, Neb., and Shawn Cooney, Bondurant, Iowa, both 274; 19. Matt Haase, Winside, Neb., 254; 20. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 246. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,120; 2. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 1,083; 3. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,050; 4. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 988; 5. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 926; 6. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 871; 7. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 855; 8. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 847; 9. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 761; 10. Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., 749; 11. Calvin Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 722; 12. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 698; 13. William “Joey” McCullough, Phoenix, Ariz., 695; 14. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 691; 15. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 681; 16. Gary Williams, Bonham, Texas, 677; 17. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 658; 18. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 653; 19. Gene Henrie, Cedar City, Utah, 649; 20. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 648.center_img Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 996; 2. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 947; 3. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 940; 4. John Gill, Marshalltown, Iowa, 872; 5. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 666; 6. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, and Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, both 653; 8. Jade Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 649; 9. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, and Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, both 604; 11. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 582; 12. Oliver Monson, Humboldt, Iowa, 566; 13. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 548; 14. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., and Parker Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., both 547; 16. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, and Tom Meyer, Pierce, Neb., both 534; 18. Brian Schoenbaum, Killeen, Texas, 527; 19. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 506; 20. Nathan Wahlstrom, Beatrice, Neb., 486. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 555; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 455; 3. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 450; 4. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 447; 5. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 444; 6. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 434; 7. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 410; 8. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 400; 9. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., and Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, both 398; 11. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 390; 12. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 372; 13. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., and Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, both 363; 15. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 356; 16. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 353; 17. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 352; 18. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 350; 19. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 349; 20. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 346. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 880; 2. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 835; 3. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 829; 4. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 763; 5. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 751; 6. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 750; 7. David Norquest, York, Neb., 722; 8. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 720; 9. Dylan Nelson, Adel, Iowa, 704; 10. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 700; 11. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 689; 12. Braxton Berry, Colby, Kan., 668; 13. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 659; 14. Corey Madden, Avoca, Iowa, 650; 15. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 642; 16. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 634; 17. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 619; 18. Shannon Anderson, New Virginia, Iowa, 591; 19. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 590; 20. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 579.last_img read more

Halep remains on top of world tennis rankings

first_imgMadrid: Romania’s Simona Halep continues to lead the Women’s Tennis Association’s rankings released this Monday with 6,921 points, followed by Germany’s Angelique Kerber.Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark retained the third sport in this week’s unchanged top 10, ahead of Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina and Japan’s Naomi Osaka, reports Efe news.Further down the rankings, Spaniards Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro kept their 18th and 23rd spots, respectively. IANS Also Read: Sports Newslast_img