Get your BIA entries in post-haste

first_imgDon’t forget to get your entries in for the Baking Industry Awards 2011, by the 20 May deadline.This year’s Brazilian carnival-themed event will be held on Wednesday 7 September at the Park Lane Hilton, London.Awards categories include Baker of the Year, Confectioner of the Year, In-Store Bakery of the Year and Bakery Supplier of the Year. Nominations for The Rising Star Award and The Lifetime Achievement Award category must be received by the longer deadlines of 20 June and 30 June respectively.For details on all 11 categories and to download an entry form, visit or email [email protected] book your place at the industry’s networking event of the year, please contact Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or email [email protected] to order tickets.last_img read more

Pink Talking Fish Plays ‘Dark Side,’ Welcomes Special Guests On Concert Cruises

first_imgFan favorite tribute act Pink Talking Fish has had a busy couple of weeks on the water, bringing their unique synthesis of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish‘s material to four separate concert cruises around the northeast.On July 8th, the band played two separate two-set cruises aboard The Jewel on NYC’s East River. The first cruise saw the band tackle Pink Floyd’s iconic album Dark Side Of The Moon in its entirety. This marked the first time Pink Talking Fish has played a set of just one of the three bands it covers, though it also served as a subtle Phish reference, who once played the full album live themselves (11/2/98). The show featured Elise Testone on vocals for “The Great Gig In The Sky”, as well as several other songs during the second set. The second NYC cruise featured the Turkuaz horns section for a two-set dance party that raged into the early hours of the morning. This past Saturday, July 16th, Pink Talking Fish took to the waters of Lake Champlain in Vermont, and featured a sit-in from Seth Yacavone Band bassist Alex Budney on a super funky version of Talking Heads’ “Houses In Motion” from their 1980 album Remain In Light. Finally, the band hit the dirty waters of Boston, MA on Sunday Afternoon with support from Tom Hamilton’s American Babies. Hamilton also sat in with the band on extended versions of Talking Heads’ “Pull Up The Roots” (Speaking In Tongues) and Floyd’s “Young Lust” (The Wall). The special guest star of the cruise, however, was PTF bassist Eric Goulds’ 4 year old daughter, Zia Mei, who got on stage with a bring red guitar in hand and sang with the band on “Quinn The Eskimo”. Full Audio of both NYC Cruises courtesy of Keith Litzenberger can be found below:Video of PTF Bassist, Eric Gould’s, daughter joining the band for “Quinn The Eskimo” courtesy of Benny Tucker can be seen here. Video of Tom Hamilton sitting in with PTF for “Pull Up The Roots” >”Young Lust” courtesy of Benny Tucker can be seen here.After an action-packed couple of weeks on the water, Pink Talking Fish heads to San Francisco tomorrow, July 19th, for a Phish aftershow at MEZZANINE. CRUISE SETLISTS:July 8th, 2016 – Rocks Off Concert Cruises, New York, NY, 7pm Cruise:Set 1: (Dark Side Of The Moon) Speak To Me > Breathe > On The Run > Time > Great Gig In The Sky* > Money > Us And Them** > Any Colour You Like > Brain Damage > EclipseSet 2: Lengthwise***, Moma Dance > Wild Wild Life, Have A Cigar* > If I Could*, TakeMe To The River*, Dogs > Mike’s Song > This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)*, Fearless**** > Simple > Life During Wartime* > Weekapaug Groove*w/ Elise Testone on vocals; **w/ Waste tease; ***performed accapella while the boat was rocking particularly hard due to big waves; ****w/ Roggae and Prince Caspian teasesJuly 8th, 2016 – Rocks Off Concert Cruises, New York, NY, 11pm Cruise:Set 1: In The Flesh* > Bathtub Gin* > Burning Down The House, Run Like Hell, Gumbo, Nothing But Flowers, One Of These Days > Kung** > One Of These Days, Wolfman’s Brother > Crosseyed And PainlessSet 2: 2001*** > Another Brick In The Wall > Psycho Killer > Another Brick In The Wall > Tweezer > Houses In Motion**** > Young Lust > Suzy Greenberg >Girlfriend Is Better > Tweezer RepriseE1: Quinn The Eskimo > Character ZeroE2: Cities*No Horns; **”Kuaz” instead of Kung; ***w/ Manteca tease; ****w/ Stash teaseJuly 16th, 2016 – Lake Champlain Concert Cruise, Burlington, VTSet 1: Waves > Run Like Hell > Slippery People > Moma Dance > Slippery People, Have A Cigar > This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Divided Sky > Once In A Lifetime > Divided Sky > Somewhere Over The Rainbow > Divided SkySet 2: Nothing But Flowers* > My Friend My Friend, Dogs > Pull Up The Roots > Time, Carini > Houses In Motion**, Dogs > Character Zero*w/ Ass Handed tease; **w/ Alex Budney on bass, Fiyo On The Bayou teaseJuly 17th, 2016 – Rock On! Concert Cruise, Boston MASetlist: Punch You In The Eye > Life During Wartime > Breathe, Quinn The Eskimo*, Take Me To The River, Fearless** > The Curtain > Pull Up The Roots*** > Young Lust***, Waves > Psycho Killer > Pigs (3 Different Ones) > Bug > Crosseyed And Painless > Eclipse*w/ Zia Mei Gould on guitar and vocals; **w/ Prince Caspian tease; ***w/ Tom Hamilton on guitarlast_img read more

ALO Announces Fall Tour Dates

first_imgALO will return to the road this fall when they embark on runs through the Northeast and Colorado. The upcoming shows will mark the band’s first 2018 tour dates outside of the West Coast, where the California-based group hosted its annual Tour d’Amour earlier this year.ALO will get started at he Brooklyn Bowl on October 17th before making their way through Pawling, NY, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, and Boston, MA over the course of the next few days. The band will then head to Colorado for a pair of shows in Boulder and Denver with fellow Californians Tea Leaf Green.Additionally, ALO will also host its annual Camp Deep End festival with Hot Buttered Rum at Camp Navarro in Navarro, CA from September 21st to 24th. The fest will include performance by both bands, as well as The Hip Abduction, Bobby Alu, Lebo & Friends, and more.While ALO has remained together for roughly two decades, the members of the band have been devoted their time to a variety of projects in recent years.  Zach Gill (keys/vocals) has been touring the world with ALO’s college friend Jack Johnson, while Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (guitar/vocals) has played recent shows with Phil Lesh, and Steve Adams (bass/vocals) has toured and recorded with Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers. On the other hand, Dave Brogan (drums/vocals) has taken a break from touring, so the beat will be handled by Ezra Lipp (Music In The Other, Sean Hayes) during their upcoming run.Tickets for ALO’s new tour dates will go on sale Friday, June 29th at 10am local time.ALO Tour Dates:9.22 Camp Deep End 3 – Navarro, CA9.23 Camp Deep End 3 – Navarro, CA10.17 Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY10.18 Daryl’s House Club – Pawling, NY10.19 Gypsysally’s – Washington, DC10.20 The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA10.21 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA11.02 The Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO*11.03 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO*1.15 – 1.21 Jam Cruise – Miami, FL*with Tea Leaf Greenlast_img read more

As California virus cases fall, more people than ever dying

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — California has reported 40,000 coronavirus deaths as the state’s steepest surge of cases begins to taper. Data reported by Johns Hopkins University shows the state passed the milestone Saturday. The grim number comes amid a sharp recent decline in cases and hospitalizations but while deaths surge at a record pace. It took six months for California to record its first 10,000 deaths, then four months to double to 20,000. In just five more weeks the state reached 30,000. It then took only 20 days to get to 40,000. Now only New York has more deaths but at this pace California will eclipse that too.last_img

Will You Accept This Rose from Jesse Tyler Ferguson?

first_img View Comments Star Files Related Shows Fully Committed How exactly would a gay-themed The Bachelor work out? Allow two stage and screen favorites to show you. Upcoming Fully Committed headliner Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Allegiance’s George Takei star in a new Bachelor sendoff for Funny Or Die, in which things don’t turn out so well for the rose-bearing Ferguson. Thanks to too many guys named Bryden, former *NSYNC member Lance Bass and an all-too-familiar first date flake, the Modern Family star hits a few speed bumps. Whatever, Brydens. We would absolutely accept a rose from Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 31, 2016 Jesse Tyler Fergusonlast_img

Video Odds & Ends: Josh Groban Gets Juicy & More

first_imgKelly Ripa & Josh Groban Star Files Oprah on Cynthia Erivo’s Tony WinOprah, who was of course one of the stars of the movie The Color Purple and is now one of the producers of the Tony-winning revival, also stopped by LIVE today. What did the icon have to say about the musical’s Tony wins, including leading lady Cynthia Erivo’s? “I’m so happy for her and so happy for the play.” Watch as Oprah describes going “full circle” with the project. Menzel, Groff & Gad Tapped for More FrozenImpatiently waiting for Frozen to bow on Broadway in spring 2018? Never fear, in the meantime Disney’s bringing you Frozen Northen Lights, which will star the vocal talents of all your Broadway / Arendelle favorites including Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, along with Kristen Bell. The latest installment of the megahit will appear in book form and in animated shorts; here’s Josh Gad being adorable about it all… Josh Groban View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories videos you may have missed today. Josh Groban Gets JuicyJosh Groban will finally soon be making his Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and he opened up about the new tuner on LIVE with Kelly on June 21. “This has been a lifelong dream,” the crooner revealed. Groban’s growing a beard for the “very juicy sliver of War and Peace,” which will begin performances on October 18 at the Imperial Theatre. Take a look at the interview below.last_img read more

Growing more on less land

first_img“Erico is a very energetic, hard-working and innovative person,” Das said. “He has been quite successful both in his research and taking his ideas to the next level.” University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental doctoral student Erico Rolim de Mattos foresees a world where exploding human populations, global climate change and land overdevelopment has rendered mankind incapable of producing enough food to sustain humanity. This scenario is a very real possibility, and it has captured the minds of specialists from organizations like NASA and the United Nations. This process takes place in real time, and it ensures that the plants receive optimum lighting conditions without wasting power on traditional bulbs that burn constantly for set periods of time. UGA is one of only two U.S. universities to hold competitions for the SU program. Mattos is the third UGA graduate student to attend the program; Kausar Samli, graduate student at the UGA Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, and Brinkley Warren, a graduate of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and recent Fulbright Scholar, were SU scholarship winners the previous two years. “The biggest problem with vertical farming is energy consumption,” said Mattos, a doctoral candidate in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences department of crop and soil sciences. “Using this intelligent light system that we are developing here, we can make vertical farms feasible from the point of view of lights.” A large indoor farm using traditional grow lights would require massive amounts of electricity to operate. But Mattos’ system works much more efficiently. An energy-efficient LED array above crops provides the light. As the light shines, a device called a chlorophyll fluorometer measures the plant’s energy use efficiency and sends that information to a computer. The computer runs a mathematical algorithm, which determines if the plants need more light, less light or even light of different wavelengths, and then it turns the appropriate LEDs on or off. Because it is currently not economically practical to implement vertical farms on a large scale, Mattos and his collaborators are working to reduce the cost and boost production of a system that may prove useful in the event of a global food crisis. He proposes the use of LED lights and advanced computer monitoring systems to provide artificial light in structures known as vertical farms. These immense greenhouse-like buildings are dedicated to the production of indoor food crops. “When all these people from different areas try to solve problems and combine all their knowledge, it is a huge experience for everybody,” Mattos said. “I can come back to UGA with a lot of new ideas, new point of views and new approaches, and hopefully I can share these with faculty members and students to improve the community.” “You have to replace the sun, which is free,” Mattos said. “It is a very hard competition.” Mattos discovered the usefulness of this system while working on the production of algae at the UGA Bioconversion Research and Education Center, where researchers study and test biomass fuel sources. He is presently testing the efficacy of the LED system as a method of increasing algae biomass. His adviser, K.C. Das, a UGA professor of biological and agricultural engineering and member of UGA’s bioenergy Systems Research Institute, praised his drive and determination. Mattos has an idea that may help solve the problem, however, and it recently won him a $30,000 scholarship to an intensive 10-week graduate studies program at Singularity University, a Silicon Valley ideas incubator that seeks to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges using advanced technologies. “It is like the plants and the lights are talking,” he said. “If the plant is not using the light, the chlorophyll fluorometer can feel this and send a message to the computer.” As one of 80 students selected worldwide to attend Singularity University’s program, Mattos will have the opportunity to meet with other researchers, entrepreneurs and inventors who will help him further develop his plan.last_img read more

Ramsay Gourd Architects Opens Burlington Office

first_imgThe Manchester, VT based firm of Ramsay Gourd Architects has recently opened a satellite office in Burlington. The new office, located in the Hall Block, at the corner of College & South Winooski Streets provides the firm with the opportunity to expand their service territory to the north, while maintaining a personal connection with their client base.Founded in 1996, Ramsay Gourd Architects is a small practice with a strong portfolio of residential and small-scale commercial and hospitality projects to its credit. “We see the Burlington office as providing us with an opportunity to reach a more diverse client base. While we currently have projects in Boston and New York, it’s great to do work in your backyard.” said Ramsay Gourd. “We are just expanding our backyard.”The Burlington office is being run locally by Patrick King, a three-year employee of RGA, and alumnus of Norwich University’s class of 2006 Master of Architecture Program. A native to Vermont, Patrick comes to the field with a background in construction and a strong understanding building sciences.To learn more about Ramsay Gourd Architects, or to see a sample of their work, log onto is external).last_img read more

Spain: Extensive Credit-Card-Copying Network Dismantled

first_imgBy Dialogo June 16, 2010 A total of 178 individuals from twelve countries have been detained following the dismantlement of an extensive international network that forged credit cards, the Spanish police announced. The members of the network copied credit cards after having obtained their numbers and then withdrew money at ATMs and made purchases in stores, according to a statement by the police. The subgroups within the network’s complex structure, located in each country, “formed a mini-structure within the global framework of the organization and were subject to the overall strategic direction of the leaders at the top,” the police explained. “One hundred seventy-eight individuals have been detained, 84 searches have been conducted, and 11 forgery laboratories have been dismantled, belonging to a network that might have made over 20 million euros from its illicit activities,” the police statement specified. According to the police, the network was not only engaged in cloning credit cards, but also in “robbery, embezzlement, extortion, sexual exploitation, and money laundering.” “In Spain, 76 individuals have been arrested, 120,000 card numbers have been seized, and six laboratories for the cloning of credit cards have been dismantled, as well as a research-and-development laboratory in which 30 altered ATM card readers were found,” the police specified. At the same time, the police said that 30 individuals were detained in France, 16 in Rumania, 16 in Germany, 12 in Ireland, 8 in the United States, 7 in Italy, 4 in Hungary, 3 in Finland, 2 in Australia, 2 in Sweden, and 2 in Greece. However, the police did not specify the detainees’ nationalities.last_img read more

Dodd named editor of Bar Journal and News

first_imgDodd named editor of Bar Journal and News Dodd named editor of Bar Journal and NewsCheryle M. Dodd, veteran managing editor of The Florida Bar Journal, has been appointed editor of the Journal and The Florida Bar News. In related moves, Mark D. Killian has been promoted to the newly established position of managing editor — News and Gary Blankenship has been promoted to the new position of senior editor. Dodd, who becomes director of the Journal and News department functions, succeeds Judson H. Orrick, who has gone into private law practice in Tallahassee. “Cheryle has been with the Bar since the creation of the News 27 years ago and has played an integral part in the growth and quality improvements of both of the Journal and News,” said Bar Communications Director Park Trammell. “Cheryle has earned the respect of her colleagues and Bar members alike because of her calm, competent nature and her firm grasp of issues affecting the profession.” Dodd, a former teacher who came to the Bar in 1974 as an administrative assistant in the Membership Records Department, said: “The Journal and News offer Florida Bar members more information than any other state bar association’s publications. Our staff takes seriously its obligation to provide timely, comprehensive News articles and to publish quality legal analyses of the law in the magazine. I am privileged to be part of what I feel is a truly outstanding operation.” After coming to the Journal and News in 1975 as an editorial assistant, Dodd served subsequently as a reporter and photographer for the News, circulation director for both publications, and manuscript editor for the Journal. She also has worked extensively with the publications’ business operations, including budgeting, negotiating printing contracts and mailing arrange- ments for the publications. In 1989, Dodd became managing editor of the Journal, where she has been responsible for facilitating the magazine’s editorial board review process, editing, budgeting and layout of the monthly Journal and annual directory. Killian, the former editor of the Perry News-Herald and Taco Times in Taylor County, has been with the Bar News as an associate editor since 1989. In his new role as managing editor, Killian will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the twice-monthly newspaper. Blankenship is in his second tour of duty as a reporter with the News, having first joined the Bar staff in 1985 as an associate editor after coming to Tallahassee from the Palm Beach Post. He left the News for three years to work at the Tallahassee Democrat, and returned to the News in 1989. In his new position as senior editor, Blankenship will continue to provide in-depth coverage of major issues impacting the Bar and the legal and justice system and will expand his writing for the Journal. September 15, 2000 Regular Newslast_img read more