Consultant points to export gaps

first_imgBakery firms specialising in private-label are in a strong position to build export sales as retail chains in the US and mainland Europe look to develop more sophisticated own-brand ranges. That’s the view of Simon Waring, MD of the UK branch of export consultancy The Green Seed Group, which has been founded from the now-defunct Food From Britain.“Most markets are well behind the UK in terms of private-label, so the capabilities of bakeries that are highly skilled in this area are in demand internationally,” he told British Baker. “Private-label is growing rapidly in the US, and in Germany we are seeing greater segmentation with more premium own-brand products. International retailers want to replicate the sophistication of the UK and are seeking private-label specialists.”The Green Seed Group comprises nine offices in Europe, one in the US and one in Australia, which cover markets in 19 different countries. As well as helping British food and drink companies export, the group will also help companies in other countries export to the UK.last_img read more

News story: UK Hydrographic Office 2017-2018 Annual Report released

first_imgThe UK Hydrographic Office has released its Annual Report and Accounts for 2017 to 2018.In addition to its performance report, accountability report and financial statements, the document contains information about the organisation’s transformation to become a marine geospatial information agency and a number of case studies that showcase its work.You can download and view the document using the links below: UK Hydrographic Office Annual Report and Accounts for 2017 to 2018 (PDF) UK Hydrographic Office Annual Report and Accounts for 2017 to 2018 (interactive version)center_img The UKHO is an executive agency and operates as a trading fund within the Ministry of Defence. This paper was laid before Parliament in response to a legislative requirement or as a Return to an Address and was ordered to be printed by the House of Commons.last_img read more

Widespread Panic Shares Pro-Shot “Soul Kitchen” & “Paranoid” Bust Outs From Halloween Show [Watch]

first_imgBeloved jam band Widespread Panic settled into the 1STBANK Arena in Broomfield, CO for a three-night Halloween celebration, treating fans to an “Angels & Devils” themed show throughout two sets of music. The band took the opportunity to bust out several long-lost covers from years past, including a great two song run for their first encore.The band dug deep into past Halloween shows and pulled out The Doors’ “Soul Kitchen” and Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid,” playing the songs for the first time since 2000 and 1987, respectively. Fortunately for us, WSP has shared pro-shot footage of the two songs, which you can watch below.Panic is off the road until a three-night run in Nashville, TN for New Year’s Eve. Though the band has promised to reduce touring in 2017, they have shows scheduled for Panic En La Playa and SweetWater 420 festival next year. Check out the Halloween setlist from PanicStream, below.Setlist: Widespread Panic at 1STBANK Center, Broomfield, CO – 10/30/16Set 1: Waiting For The Bus* > Jesus Just Left Chicago, Happy, Angels on High, Good People, Heaven, Angels Don’t Sing The Blues, Hallelujah, Tall Boy, Ain’t Life Grand (64 mins)Set 2: Theme Slippin’ Into Darkness**^, Machine > Barstools and Dreamers***, Vampire Blues****, Henry Parson’s Died, Beat On The Brat*****, I Wanna Be Sedated*****, Chilly Water > I Walk On Guilded Splinters > Bust It Big > Chilly Water, Lithium****** (83 mins)Encore 1: Soul Kitchen*******, Paranoid********Encore 2:  Postcard, End of the Show (21 mins)Notes: * FTP ~ 10.31.09 ~ Austin** FTP ~ 10.31.02 ~ NOLA / ^ Steve Lopez on Percussion*** w/ Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) rap**** FTP ~ 10.31.05 ~ Las Vegas***** FTP ~ 10.31.03 ~ NYC / The Ramones (LTP 880 shows)****** FTP ~ 10.30.16 ~ Broomfield / Nirvana******* FTP ~ 10.28.00 ~ NOLA / The Doors (LTP 1,140 shows)******** FTP ~ 10.31.87 ~ Athens, Ga / Black Sabbath (LTP 2,809 shows)last_img read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shares Audio Of 12/30 Capitol Theatre Show

first_imgAfter spending two nights in Brooklyn – one scheduled, and the other impromptu – Joe Russo’s Almost Dead made their way out to Port Chester, NY for the first of two nights at The Capitol Theatre. Almost Dead continues to impress fans with their one-of-a-kind take on the Grateful Dead. While the Brooklyn Bowl show on 12/29 focused more on the Dead’s material, the band took more liberties with the catalog and worked outside the box for a great performance.Featuring special guest performances from Alecia Chakour, the band drilled through Grateful Dead classics, along with a rendition of “The Weight” by The Band, and debut cover of “Hood Doo Voo Doo” by Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie. The band has shared the soundboard audio from this performance, which you can enjoy below:Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 12/30/16Set 1 (8:45PM – 10:12PM)King Bee Jam + ->The Eleven @ (All) >BIODTL # (SM) >Feel Like A Stranger (SM) >Cumberland Blues $ (All) ->The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) (AC)Estimated Prophet (SM) ->Space ->Bird Song Jam + ->Day Tripper % (TH) ->Bird Song ^ (TH) ->King Solomon’s Marbles & ->Bird Song Reprise + (TH)Set 2 (10:49PM – 12:??AM)Til The Morning Comes + (All + AC) ->Passenger + (SM & AC) ->Viola Lee Blues * (All) ->Jam ->Uncle John’s Band (All) ->Becky @@ ->Uncle John’s Band Reprise (All) ->Viola Lee Blues Reprise (All) ->Hoo Doo Voo Doo ++ (SM) ->Lovelight * (AC) ->Shakedown Street ## (TH) >Throwing Stones $$ (SM)ENC: The Weight (All + AC)AC is Alecia Chakour (Tedeschi Trucks Band) on Vocals+ – First Time Played by Almost [email protected] – With at Throwin’ Stones Tease (TH)# – 30 Beat BIODTL for Dec 30th$ – With Feel Like A Stranger & Hoedown (Aaron Copeland) Teases (MB) & a Lovelight Jam (Band)% – First Time Played by Almost Dead, Beatles Cover, Unfinished, 2 verses were sung^ – With a Day Tripper (The Beatles) Tease (MB)& – Unfinished* – With Cochemea Gastelum (Dap Kings) on Bari [email protected]@ – Benevento Russo Duo Cover, not played since 2015-10-03, a gap of 46 shows. Basically only Joe & Marco played on this song.++ – Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie Cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead.## – With a MB Piano Solo, an On The Road Again Tease (Band), a “That’s All” (Phil Collins) Tease – I think, it might be something else (Band) & an unknown jam (Band) that I may be able to figure out.$$ – With an Unknown Tease (TH)[Setlist via Peter Costello // Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Facebook]last_img read more

Unseen victims of war

first_imgMental illness among Iraqi children and adolescents, who make up half the nation’s population, is a hidden problem, an expatriate Iraqi psychiatrist said, adding that the country has few mental health professionals or facilities to help them.Abdul Kareem Al-Obaidi told a small audience at a Harvard School of Public Health “global chat” last week (April 29) that one of the difficulties in addressing the problem is that its scope is unknown.While major national surveys of child and adolescent mental health are lacking, he cited several smaller studies that showed increased rates of mental conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the cities of Baghdad, Mosul, and Nassiriya. One 2007 study in Mosul, for example, showed that 37 percent of children who were patients at a primary health facility complained of a mental disorder.Al-Obaidi, whose visit to the United States is being hosted by the International Institute of Education, said many factors work against the mental health of young Iraqis, including being victims of violence, seeing family members become victims, being displaced from their homes, and the instability that still plagues the nation.The chat was sponsored by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Initiative Director Michael J. VanRooyen, an associate professor at both the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, said many people don’t appreciate the level of risk that Iraqi scholars such as Al-Obaidi are under.Al-Obaidi left Iraq in 2006 after he received death threats. He moved to Jordan and then Egypt, where he provided informal psychiatric services to the Iraqi refugee community. Al-Obaidi said the violence in Iraq has been so bad for so long that recent bombings, which killed 200 and injured 600, have been dubbed Bloody Sunday and Bloody Friday, joining Bloody Tuesday and Bloody Wednesday from earlier bombings.“All the days of the week are bloody,” Al-Obaidi said.No one is immune from the violence. One bombing that struck a nursery killed 60 children.As a workaday society, Iraq has fallen quite far, Al-Obaidi said. As recently as the 1970s, it had among the best education systems in the region. The decline began in the 1980s under autocratic leader Saddam Hussein, with the Iran-Iraq War, international sanctions, and professionals fleeing the country. Torture was common, and was another cause of mental illness.After the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, the government’s collapse made it impossible to garner statistics on mental health, Al-Obaidi said. Other statistics, however, show how far Iraq has fallen, with 80 percent of the people living without adequate sanitation, 70 percent without clean water, 50 percent without work, and 43 percent in poverty. Millions of Iraqis live as refugees both inside and outside the country.Solutions are necessary, Al-Obaidi said, that allow services to get to those in need. More mental health professionals are needed, for a start, he said. The nation has only two mental health hospitals, both in Baghdad. Neither specializes in care for children. In fact, there are no inpatient beds for children suffering mental illnesses.Despite the need, Al-Obaidi cautioned against just copying services available in the West to jump-start treatment.“We need to do comprehensive and culturally appropriate services, rather than copying something from the West,” Al-Obaidi said.last_img read more

Council Gives Legal Team ‘OK’ To Move Forward With Substation Annexation

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) JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown City Council approved a resolution Monday night continuing the legal effort to annex a Board of Public Utilities Substation in the Town of Ellicott.City officials say the proposed annexation would save the Jamestown BPU approximately $173,000 in property tax payments to the Town of Ellicott, Village of Falconer and School District annually.The council voted 7 to 2 in favor of the motion. Councilman Grant Olson and Jeff Russell voted against.Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist says that the municipal bodies in Ellicott did not want to continue negotiations with the city. The mayor encouraged the governments to rethink their decision and come back to the negotiating table.The substation sits on property in the Town of Ellicott and the Village of Falconer on Dow Street between Tiffany Avenue and south of East Second Street.A previous attempt to annex failed after Rochester’s Supreme Court Fourth Department Appellate Division denied the City of Jamestown’s petition to annex.last_img read more

Anastasia Will Land on B’way in 2016-17 Season

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 31, 2019 Related Shows View Comments ‘Anastasia’center_img What a 2016-17 Broadway season we have in store for us! Anastasia will join a slew of new tuners heading to the Main Stem (including Come From Away, Groundhog Day and The Bandstand). Directed by Tony winner Darko Tresnjak, with choreography by Peggy Hickey, the production has secured a Shubert theater to be announced.No word yet on who is set to headline the Great White Way incarnation. As previously reported, Derek Klena and Christy Altomare will lead the world premiere of Anastasia at Hartford Stage from May 12 through June 12.Anastasia will feature a book by Terrence McNally and the Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty score that was heard in the 1997 animated film. From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, the new musical is the story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past while finding a place for herself in the rapidly changing world of a new century. Anastasialast_img read more

Rank Your Top 10 Fave Performances from Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show

first_img(Photo: Steve Wilkie/FOX) The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Dammit (Janet), we loved Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show remake! Laverne Cox’s fabulous fashion as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the entire cast’s marvelous moves and of course, the new songs and homage paid to old favorites were just a few of the highlights from the eagerly anticipated televised event. Before you watch it again, dye your hair like Annaleigh Ashford’s or start obsessing over how to recreate any of the characters’ looks for Halloween next week, we want to know which musical number you loved the most. We’re shivering with anticipation for your top 10, so Broadway.com Editorial Assistant Lindsey Sullivan flipped the switch and posted hers!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! View Commentslast_img read more

Rotten-egg water

first_imgBy Jim CrawfordUniversity of GeorgiaBack when I was in junior high school, nothing tasted as good as cold water after track practice. But the rotten-egg smell of that “sulfur water” was enough to make a fellow go thirsty.This is a fairly common condition in privately owned deep wells. Bacteria cause the smell. But don’t be alarmed. Not all bacteria are the coliform type that poses a health hazard. Different species can cause odors without threatening the quality of your water.If you have rotten-egg water, first check your wellhead to make sure you’re not getting contaminated water into the well from any sort of runoff.If the top is secure, you can still get bacteria in the system. Many experts used to think the subsurface earth served as a giant filter to trap bacteria before it could enter the groundwater. That’s not true.We know now that many types of bacteria are native or adapted to saturated sediments and rock. Given time and a route, these bacteria will eventually find a way into the water system and can easily cause odors and off-taste.Common solutionThe most common way to sanitize a well is with shock chlorination. Just use household bleach from any grocery or hardware store. But don’t use scented chlorine products.Make sure you warn everyone in your home not to use the water during the treatment.Depending on the amount of water in your well, the process can take many hours. You might want to arrange for an alternative source of drinking water for several hours or time the treatment for when you’re asleep.Calculate the amount of bleach you’ll need by figuring the amount of water in the well. Just subtract the depth to the water from the total depth of the well. Multiply that by 0.65 for a 4-inch well or 1.47 for a 6-inch well. Then add another 100 gallons for the tank and hot water heater.Use 3 pints of chlorine bleach for every 100 gallons. But you may want to double this amount if you have a really bad odor problem. The odor is caused by hydrogen sulfide, which tends to neutralize chlorine.How to do itFill the water tank, and be sure it’s pressurized. Remove the well cap on the wellhead and pour in a 50:50 mixture of chlorine and water, or alternate pouring fresh water and chlorine into the well.Hook a garden hose to the outdoor faucet nearest the well and place the end of the hose inside the well. Turn it on full force to circulate the water. Thoroughly rinse the sides of the well casing during this recirculation process.When you can smell chlorine, stop and turn on the cold water taps in your kitchen and bathrooms until you smell chlorine from them, too. Flush the toilets.Then let the water stand in the system for at least 8 hours (12 to 24 is better). After this time, run the water outlets until the chlorine smell is gone.Don’t allow more than 100 gallons of chlorine-treated water to enter the septic system. A slight residual chlorine taste and odor will likely remain in the water for a couple of days, but it shouldn’t be a problem.Didn’t work?Even after shock chlorination, the sulfur smell may return. Sometimes it’s from the bacteria reacting with the anode rod in electric water heaters.You can solve recurring problems with sulfur-smelling water after shock chlorinating with a treatment system designed to remove hydrogen sulfide.To learn more, get the circular, “Your Household Water Quality: Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfate,” at your nearest University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office (1-800-ASK-UGA1). Or get a copy online at aesl.ces.uga.edu/publications/watercirc/HydrogenSulfide.pdf.(Jim Crawford is the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension coordinator in Jefferson County.)last_img read more

Camp EcoAdventure set for April

first_imgRock Eagle 4-H Center will present Camp EcoAdventure day camp April 5-9 for first through fifth graders.Presented by the Rock Eagle Environmental Education Program, the natural-environment, hands-on camp is designed so that participants can attend one day or the whole week.Each day includes 2 snacks, activities, a craft and much more. Each camp day will be centered around a theme:April 5 – Green Team Planeteers – Campers will help with a canoeing clean up and create a beautiful “treasure” from trash. April 6 – Animal Ambassadors – Campers will learn why birds have hollow bones and alligators have three eye-lids. April 7 – Tree Trekkers – Campers will discover the importance of trees while hiking along Rock Eagle trails. They will also help plant a garden.April 8 – Time Travelers – Campers will learn about the lives of Native Americans and Georgia pioneers, play pioneer and Native American games, learn how to use pioneer tools and make pottery. April 9 – Water Watchers – Campers will take water samples in a Rock Eagle stream, learn about their local watershed and create a piece of art to enter in the 2010 National River of Words contest.Camp fees are $37 per day or save 15 percent by attending the entire week for $172. Space is limited and the registration deadline is March 17. To register, call (706)484-2834 or send an e-mail to [email protected]last_img read more