140 expected at students’ event

first_imgAround 140 attendees are expected at the 76th National Federation of Bakery Students Societies and the Institute of Bread Bakers Alliance annual conference in Southport this Bank Holiday weekend. The event, which runs from April 28 to 30, will include a student competition for bread and confectionery, with 131 entries expected. The Alliance will also hold its AGM at the conference, which has been sponsored by bakery supplier California Raisins. Social activities will include a banquet and a musicals-themed fancy dress buffet. Paul Morrow, MD of ingredients company Bakels, will take over the presidency from David Tomlinson at the conference, and Simon Solway of Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients becomes president elect.last_img

SummerStage Reveals Packed Schedule With Hundreds Of NYC Summer Concerts

first_imgThe SummerStage schedule is here! Every year, New York hosts the SummerStage series, bringing hundreds of artists to Central Park and various outdoor venues for a series of concerts; a majority of which are free.Today, SummerStage revealed their schedule for the coming months. Spanning May 16th through September 23rd, a number of great artists are scheduled to perform! Check out some of our highlights below:SummerStage Concert Schedule Highlight5/16-17: Cage The Elephant, Portugal. The Man, and Broncho5/18: Rudimental and Gorgon City6/13: Barenaked Ladies, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Howard Jones6/18: Kamasi Washington6/21: Public Enemy and DJ Tedsmooth (Free)6/27: Indigo Girls (Free)7/20: Ryan Adams & The Shining7/24: Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords7/28: Lyfe Jennings (Free)7/30: Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Empress Of (Free)8/5: Terence Blanchard ft. The E-Collective (Free)8/8: Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration ft. Warren Haynes8/13: The Go-Go’s Farewell Tour9/23: Lucius, JD McPheron and Big ThiefYou can see the full schedule of events here.last_img read more

Nematode Impact

first_imgA recent University of Georgia Cooperative Extension survey of 431 Georgia vegetable fields found that more than 60% contained root-knot nematodes, tiny parasitic worms that feed on roots and destroy plants.The survey was conducted May through December of 2018 by UGA Extension nematologist Abolfazl Hajihassani. His research group surveyed fields in 30 Georgia counties for plant-parasitic nematodes and found 10 genera of nematodes. Root-knot nematodes are the most important nematodes that vegetables producers should be concerned with, he said.Hajihassani conducted the survey to better understand the incidence, abundance and spread of plant-parasitic nematodes within vegetable fields in southern Georgia. The counties surveyed represent about 85-90% of the state’s vegetable production.During the survey, soil samples were collected from vegetable fields and nematodes were extracted and identified to the genus level.“Right now, the root-knot nematode is the main problem in most vegetable crops grown here, based on distribution, soil population density and incidence,” he said. “Therefore, root-knot nematodes will be the target of our future research, which will include the evaluation of old and newly introduced fumigant and nonfumigant nematicides.”Root-knot nematodes can enter the plant’s roots and move through the cells where they grow, produce more eggs in only three to four weeks and cause the roots to swell. This reduces the plant’s growth and yield potential.South Georgia’s sandy soils allow nematodes to reproduce frequently because they can move easily through the soil’s loose texture.UGA Extension’s observations in the field indicated that fumigating the soil before applying plastic will stop the nematodes for the season, but only for that season.Hajihassani said that there are a few nematode-resistant vegetable varieties available, but Georgia producers don’t want to use them because of quality issues. Growers prefer to plant high-yielding varieties and use chemical nematicides, although they’re not always 100% effective.Currently, Hajihassani is researching the nine other types of nematodes the survey identified in case they could become threats to vegetable production in Georgia. This includes stubby root, ring, spiral, root lesion, reniform, lance, cyst, stunt, and dagger nematodes.“Hopefully, in one to two years, we’ll have a good source of information as to what species of nematode we have,” he said. “Through Extension agents, we have already communicated the survey data with those growers who participated in our survey. Our aim is to continue sharing the data with growers, find out what problems they have and design the appropriate management techniques.”Nematodes need three components to thrive: water, high temperatures and a suitable host. Georgia has water, hot summers and a variety of host plants, which has Georgia farmers concerned. Along with vegetables, nematodes can cause problems in cotton, peanut and tobacco plants.For more information on Hajihassani’s work and plant-parasitic nematodes, visit https://t.uga.edu/4YK.last_img read more

Former Brisbane Lions player Daniel Merrett selling home in prestigious street

first_imgBrisbane Lions player Daniel Merrett and his wife Sarah at their Hawthorne home which they have just listed for sale.Former Brisbane Lions player Daniel Merrett and his wife Sarah are selling their 18 Dover St digs at Hawthorne.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom property is set across two levels on an elevated 405sq m block.18 Dover St, Hawthorne.After living at the property for just over two years, the pair made the decision to downsize and move to the north side of town due to work commitments.“Hawthorne has been such a wonderful suburb to live during Daniel’s late football days with quick access to the city, the Gabba and the airport. However now that Daniel’s work is in Red Hill and Yeronga, there isn’t as great a need to be in Hawthorne anymore,” Sarah said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago18 Dover St, Hawthorne.Footy stars kicking property goals…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:13Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:13 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenBraith & Jodi Anasta Episode 102:13 Related videos 02:13Braith & Jodi Anasta Episode 100:38Socceroos star sells Lower Plenty dream home02:33AFL players kicking property goals01:27Crazy about soccer? Check out this collection02:15The ultimate Sydney Swans fan02:37Jimmy & Nadia Bartel Episode 1The couple said they were lucky to purchase the home brand new.“We were the first people to live in it and everything was done when we arrived, even the landscaped gardens. Due to this, it has been such a low maintenance home to live in,” Sarah said.She said they had many memories living at the property which featured a sunlit balcony to entertain friends and a secluded deck with a wet bar concealed by automated shutters.“Our daughter (Matilda) has spent most of her life so far in this home reaching a range of early childhood milestones, as well as birthday parties, socialising with friends and family, barbecues, having one of the young footy players live with us for a year (Josh Schache) and enjoying all that this beautiful suburb has to offer,” Sarah said.18 Dover St, Hawthorne.Sarah said one of her favourite parts of the home was the backyard as she could sit on the back deck and watch Matilda play on the lawn.The property, being marketed by Paul Shelton of McGrath Bulimba — Balmoral, is going to auction on June 24 at 9am.last_img read more

LEC Gets US$11M Storage Facility

first_imgSome of the new facilities been built by the Chinese Company that will increase storage capacities for LEC Authorities of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has received on its Bushrod Island offices a new storage facility that will store approximately 5,280,000 gallons of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) valued at US$11 million. The project, funded by the World Bank, is a component under the Liberia Accelerated Electricity Expansion Project (LACEEP), with the objective of increasing access to electricity and strengthening institutional capacity of Liberia’s energy sector. The Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (MLME), on behalf of LEC, entered into an agreement with China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) for the demolition of the old LEC tanks and pipelines to pave way for the construction of the new facility.At yesterday’s official turning over ceremony held on the Bushrod Island, Ernest R. Hughes, LEC managing director, lauded the World Bank and partners for supporting Liberia’s energy sector. “We are delighted, because the new facility will help us now to save money that we will later use for other purposes as LEC continues to spend more money because of the lack of storage facility, thereby relieving the entity from paying rental fees for storage facilities,” Mr. Hughes said. He assured the government and partners the the LEC will use the newly constructed facility for its intended purpose, noting, “maintenance is surely guaranteed.”World Bank Acting Country Manager along with LEC Manager Director Hughes celebrates with officials of the construction company upon receiving the key of the facilitiesDaniel Boakye, acting country manager for World Bank, said the bank is pleased to support such a worthy initiative for the people of Liberia. He expressed hope that the project will go a long way in the transformation agenda the country has proffered over the years. He also spoke of the bank’s desire to see the new facility create opportunities to considerably reduce electricity tariff, and not only lighting households, but to light up the country’s industries. “We see electricity as a very important component of our transformation agenda, particularly development for which the World Bank is excited to support. The bank is committed to support more projects in the country. We hope that this project will support the expansion of transmission distribution rate; and therefore, we look forward to many sources of electricity generation beyond the diesel that many have gotten accustomed to,” he said.LEC project manager, Abu D. Sanso, named the construction of two new 10,000 cubic meters (2,640,000gal) facilities, each with the capacity of HFO storage tanks; the construction of one HFO storage tank base for future expansion; and construction of a 1,000 cubic meters (264,000gal) capacity diesel storage tank. “We also constructed 1.8 km pipeline to transport HFO from the Bong Mines pier to the tank farm at LEC Bushrod Island compound and install several auxiliaries, but critical systems including the fire protection and environmental oil or water separator system; and construction of one new 2,500 cubic meters capacity water storage tank for the fire protection system,” Mr. Sanso said.With this new facility at hand, he said, the LEC will have the capacity of transporting the HFO directly from a vessel dock at the China Union pier to these storage tanks, adding, “There were challenges associated with the project implementation.” He then lauded all parties for their dedication and coordination.CHEC is a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC). It is  the world’s leading integrated service provider of large-size infrastructure construction projects. CHEC’s more than 70 branches and representative offices make global footprints in over 80 countries with more than 10,000 professionals undertaking hundreds of international projects in total value of US$19 billion.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AMEU to Expel ‘Criminals’ from Its System

first_imgAMEU President, Dr. Joseph T. Isaac: “Be it the students who bypassed our official registration center or the employees who assisted them in the act, we will deal with them without any pity.”The administration of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) has said it will either suspend or expel individuals found culpable of robbing the institution by tampering with its online students’ registration program.AMEU President, Dr. Joseph T. Isaac, told a news conference yesterday that an internal audit team has been mandated to properly investigate reports of alleged fraud committed by suspected students through the assistance of some instructors.Although Dr. Isaac did not name the employees allegedly linked to the fraud, he remains convinced that four of them (employees) have been identified and will be prosecuted. Those the court finds guilty will either be expelled or suspended depending on the gravity of their offense.“Be it the students who bypassed our official registration center or the employees who assisted them in the act, we will deal with them without any pity. We will ensure that they are prosecuted in keeping with the law,” Isaac angrily reacted.Due to the intensity of the scam, Dr. Isaac has with immediate effect invited the internal audit team to conclude its investigation and present findings to the administration in less than a month as of yesterday.“The illegal clients and their so-called benefactors who hacked into our system and transacted thereafter, will regret their action, because they are already confirmed suspects. Thank God that the technological system we are using was able to discover that something went wrong with our students’ registration process in recent semesters,” he said.Dr. Isaac said since his administration believes making the AMEU second to none, it will not tolerate any act that will bring it to public disrepute.In another development, Dr. Isaac said a fund raising program will be held on June 9 to raise US$150,000, while the Episcopal Church’s General Assembly in Atlanta, Georgia, USA is expected to also raise US$500,000.“The amounts,” he said “will be used to renovate some of the buildings.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more