Bako, a top name in bakery wholesale with five branches nationwide, is branching out into supplying foodservice. In the past the company has told me it would not stray from what it does best – supplying bakers. But I believe the decision is right. Bakery, particularly the craft sector, has contracted in recent years with consolidations and closures on the one hand and concessions to supermarkets on the other. If you ask the vital question, ‘where do they go from here?’ I think absolutely the right answer is foodservice. Preserving profits is vital to the service they provide bakers. And I don’t believe that service will suffer. I think in time it will get even better with more opportunity to invest in people and technology, alongside transport.Many congratulations this week go to Coughlans of Croydon and also to Marks & Spencer, among others, for their triumphs at the ‘Sammies’, which give industry recognition to Britain’s top sandwich makers and suppliers. Apart from the fact that one is an exceedingly good craft baker and the other is a multiple retailer you might think that winning is all they have in common. But you’d be wrong. Pioneering is what they have in common, and a commitment to quality. The level of NPD in both is astounding. One gets the impression that those responsible for fillings, quality and variety see every day as a challenge. What can we invent today? What will keep existing customers interested and attract new ones? And let’s not forget the good breads they use as carriers. Coughlans makes and fills its own, as well as providing a fantastic range of cakes, which actually draw people to Croydon. Marks & Spencer will soon be buying its sandwich bread from Fine Lady Bakery – an accolade for Joe Street and the team.Meanwhile, Phillip Brown, founder of Philpotts sandwich chain, likes to give people ‘a tangible hug’ when they go into his shops with charm, choice and opulence. That’s a new angle on service!In this issue, we also pay tribute to a much loved baker, Anne Heffernan, who spent a lot of her life helping others.Finally, do enter the Baking Industry Awards! There is a category for almost everyone and we welcome first time entrants. Closing date is June 16. Knowing how busy you all are we have simplified the forms. We look forward to hearing from you!
Last week, David Gilmour made history by returning to the ancient Roman amphitheater in Pompeii for the first time in 45 years. Not only that, it was the first performance at the amphitheater with a full audience since the famous Pompeii volcano erupted in the first century. Talk about bucket list concert moments.Among the many highlights from the run was the bust out version of “The Great Gig In The Sky.” The Dark Side Of The Moon hit had not been played by Gilmour on tour, thus making its performance the first such appearance since 2006. With an incredible staff of singers behind him, Gilmour works his magic on the pedal steel guitar for the great musical moment.Thanks to Daily Motion, we can share full video of this great performance. While this is taken from a performance at the ancient amphitheater in Verona just a couple nights later, the sheer power of the song is only amplified by the historical significance.Watch as it all goes down in the video below.David Gilmour – The great Gig in the Sky – Live by danilopolani
On June 11th, Aqueous hit Denver, performing a sold-out show at the Bluebird Theater with support from Colorado’s own Evanoff. Playing right up until curfew, the Buffalo-based groove rockers offered up one hell of a performance, playing a fearless mix of treasured originals, psychedelic covers, and tight improvisational jams throughout the night. Today, the band is releasing the show as a live album titled Live From The Bluebird, with the album available on all digital streaming platforms.Opening the show with a take on the Super Mario Bros. theme, the band quickly jammed into “Second Sight”, a staple of Aqueous’ live shows since being debuted early last year. From there, the band partially performed “They’re Calling For Ya”, an older tune from the group that has dropped off in recent years, having only been performed four times in 2018, ahead of a well-segued take into “Random Company”. Next up was “Don’t Do It”, which sandwiched the band’s second performance ever of “D.A.R.E.”, a Gorillaz cover that was first brought out during the group’s Gorillaz-theme New Year’s Eve show in Buffalo this year.As for set two, Aqueous kicked things off with a triumphant rendition of “The Median”. Unlike the first set, which saw the group running through a number of tunes and showing off their diversity of sound, in the second set, the band focused in on improvisational jamming across six songs. Following an unfinished “20/20”, the band moved into “Complex Pt. II”, marking the second time the song has been performed in 2018. Next up was “Fearless”, a Pink Floyd cover off 1971’s Meddle, marking the song’s sixth performance ever. With Aqueous playing up until curfew, “Fearless” was used to kick off a non-stop sprint to the show’s end, which also featured “Aldehyde” and “Triangle”.As guitarist Mike Gantzer told us earlier the month, “Denver was one of my favorite shows of 2018 so far. The Bluebird Theater is a beautiful room and it was epic and very fun to throw down to a sold-out crowd in such an amazing place. The energy was through the roof.”In a statement in a press release, he added,Our show at the Bluebird was one of those rare nights where everything totally clicked. The band was riding a wave of synergy, the setlists were a blast, and we had a sold-out crowd in front of us at this wonderful theater in Denver–it was just a beautiful evening and there was a little bit of magic in the air. The fan response to these sets was overwhelming.While Aqueous’ sold-out performance at Denver’s Bluebird Theater was previously only available via nugs.net, the show is now available for all fans to enjoy. Take a listen for yourself below. Aqueous Upcoming Tour Dates6/29 – Bond, CO – Beanstalk Music Festival7/1 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest7/12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Jams on the Sands7/14 – Gilford, NH – Road Jam (at Gunstock)7/21 – Scranton, PA – The Peach Music Festival7/27 & 7/28 – Buffalo, NY – Cobblestone Live8/23 – Sherman, NY – Night Lights Music Festival9/7 – Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery9/20 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music and Arts FestivalView All Tour Dates Setlist: Aqueous | Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO | 6/9/2018Set One: Super Mario Bros > Second Sight, They’re Calling For Ya* > Random Company, Don’t Do It > D.A.R.E^ > Don’t Do ItSet Two: The Median, 20/20* > Complex Pt. II, Fearless^^ > Aldehyde > Triangle%**Notes: *Unfinished | ^Gorillaz | ^^Pink Floyd | % With Ending | **Played up until curfew
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Don’t be afraid of ticks, says Nancy Hinkle, a University of Georgia professor of entomology. “We need to be aware, we need to be cautious,” she said. Here in the Southeast, you cannot get Lyme disease from a tick in the summer, she said. The carrier is a winter tick, a deer tick. “That’s the time of year when people are most likely to encounter the deer tick.” The most common kind of tick you’re going to find on yourself or your dog is the lonestar tick. She has a white dot in the middle of her back, she said. All species of ticks carry pathogens. Most ticks are not infected but they have the potential to transmit diseases.“We don’t need to fear them. Ticks are everywhere. They’re part of the ecology. They’re a natural part of our world.” Hinkle suggests three things for when you go hiking or out in the woods: Don’t sit down on the grass if you can avoid it.Before you go, treat your body with DEET and your clothing with Permethrin.When you get home from being in the woods, strip down and do a tick check. “Ticks have to be attached for several hours before they can transmit disease organisms. So if you do a tick check immediately after getting back from hiking or outdoor activities, you really shouldn’t need to worry about ticks. You’ll find them before they do any damage,” she said. For more advice on decreasing your chance of getting a tick on your body and for live tick footage, watch Hinkle in action at youtu.be/_dCBUjSkuRc . For broadcast-quality video: Interview: ugabroadcastvideophoto.sharefile.com/d-s8fb6bbfc6304ed7b B-roll: ugabroadcastvideophoto.sharefile.com/d-sc3a13b52401402c8 or contact Melissa Jackson at [email protected] or 706-202-9033.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man was arrested for allegedly driving drunk, crashing his SUV and killing his 59-year-old passenger in the suspect’s hometown of Manorville early Wednesday morning, Suffolk County police said.William Christie lost control of his Jeep as he exited Sunrise Highway eastbound at Exit 59, causing the truck to overturn, at 3:26 a.m., police said.His passenger, Michael Demartino, also of Manorville, was pronounced dead at the scene.Christie was charged with driving while intoxicated. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-852-6555 or Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
WINDSOR (WBNG) — The Windsor Central School District says it is moving the high school to remote learning until October 26th due to the coronavirus. The district says the remote learning period will be from Friday, October 16th through Friday, October 23rd. The Broome County Health Department says anyone who has been in either direct or proximate contact with the positive individual will be placed in quarantine, and the district is working with the Health Department to begin contact tracing efforts. The district anticipates in-person learning to return at WCHS on Monday, October 26th at the earliest. The Broome County Health Department alerted the school today of a student who had tested positive for the virus, and due to the number of staff members quarantined out of necessity from positive cases in the high school, they have decided to move to fully-remote learning. The Windsor Central School District says they will continue to monitor the siuation and will be notifying staff and families of any further interruptions to the school schedule.
Pandu Riono, a public health expert at the University of Indonesia and relative of the 70-year-old surgeon, told the Post that the surgeon felt sick and showed symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath on Wednesday night. He was immediately sent to a local hospital and hooked up to a ventilator.“On Thursday, the doctor who treated him said he was a suspected COVID-19 patient and the Bogor Health Agency sent his throat swab sample to the Health Research and Development Agency [Balitbangkes],” Pandu told the Post.Read also: ‘If not us, who else will do it?’: Sweat and tears of Indonesia’s COVID-19 nurses, doctors“His doctor tried to transfer him to RSPAD and Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital but both hospitals were filled to capacity,” he said. “RSPAD took him in on Saturday morning but his condition had drastically deteriorated.”Pandu said he had yet to receive results from Balitbangkes. However, a doctor at Gatot Subroto Army Hospital told the family that the surgeon tested positive for COVID-19.On Friday, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan revealed that at least 25 medical personnel in the city had tested positive for COVID-19 and that one of them had died from the disease.As of Sunday morning, Indonesia reported 450 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, with 38 fatalities. (aly/kmt)Topics : “Yes, it’s true,” Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) chairman Daeng Muhammad Faqih told The Jakarta Post on Sunday, confirming the deaths of the three doctors.Persahabatan Hospital spokesperson Erlina Burhan also confirmed the reports.“It is true [that the ENT doctor and the surgeon died on Saturday]. The surgeon was not treated here but at RSPAD,” she told the Post.Erlina, however, did not confirm the case of the 34-year-old neurologist. Three doctors who tested positive for COVID-19 died in Jakarta over the weekend.An ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist from Bekasi, West Java, died on Saturday at Persahabatan Hospital in East Jakarta. Another doctor, a 34-year-old neurologist, died at the same hospital in the early hours of Sunday.A 70-year-old surgeon from Bogor, West Java, died at Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) in Central Jakarta on Saturday.
Melt in the Middle Chocolate LiqueurRsp: £6.40/20clAbv: 20% M&S says: Rich and indulgent chocolate liqueur. Canned cocktailsRsp: £2/25clAbv: 8% abvM&S says: Woo Woo: Cranberry juice and peach flavouring with two measures of vodka.Porn Star Martini: Passion fruit juice and vanilla flavouring with two measures of vodka.Caipirinha: Lime juice with two measures of cachaça rum. Expert verdictThis week our expert is Mark McCulloch, founder and CEO of We Are SpectacularWhat do you think?The caipirinha is my favourite – you don’t see it often, even in the on-trade, where a lot of the time you’ll just be made a second-rate mojito because they don’t have the right spirit (cachaça). The naming of the products is bang on, especially the jaffa cake cocktail, which is genius – it plays on nostalgia and is perfect for the M&S demographic.The porn star martini drummed up some controversy. They could have softened it a bit – competitors have called it a passionfruit martini – but I don’t think they’re glamorising anything, it’s just the name of the cocktail, like ‘Sex on the Beach’. When it comes to things like this you have to think about the number of people who will be offended versus the number who will love it.The main feedback I’ve had on these drinks is that some of them are too sweet or have a chemical sort of taste to them. I guess there’s obviously a trade-off when you make a product for convenience.Is the range interesting?Essentially these should have come out a long time ago. How long have porn star martinis and espresso martinis been in vogue? Ages. The trends are moving quicker than they can bring out the products. Where is the negroni? The old-fashioned? Both of which are arguably easier to replicate for retail.And I feel that, for M&S, this range isn’t really premium enough. The packaging is fine and complements other ranges in store, but with this kind of drink you really want to create a bit of ‘specialness’ and the cans look too much like standard RTDs. You want them to sit in a tier above that. They could have looked at something like Mac & Wild’s premixed cocktail range for inspiration.What does this tell us about the wider own-label strategy?M&S has hit some real home runs with this range and is clearly taking inspiration from leaders in the bar scene. The problem is that I feel you wouldn’t know this range exists unless you went into a store. There’s a lot of amplification that could have been done to make it feel less like a run-of-the-mill range update. They could for instance have used Instagram TV to tell stories about the journey to make the cocktails. They seem to have gone to great effort to develop these products but the range hasn’t been that visible.Could they have brought in a face – a bartender or mixologist – to ‘curate’ the range? An outside personality could have really added credibility and would have been a great platform to advertise on. They need to think about how they can add to different occasions – could they make the cans come alive with augmented reality or make them look more premium, stand-out and iconic? I would look further afield to reboot the range as a more premium offer (and for future ranges), really studying how these drinks are served in the on-trade. Jaffa Cake CocktailRsp: £10/35clAbv: 20% M&S says: Orange and cocoa-flavoured spirit drink with rum. Ahead of the festive season, Marks & Spencer updated its cocktail selection with a range of own-brand RTD products. The selection features innovative new flavours like jaffa cake and crème brûlée alongside bar classics like espresso martini and caipirinha. To give you deeper insight into the range, we’ve selected nine of the new products to highlight what they are, what they’re competing against and what they tell us about Marks & Spencer’s wider own-brand strategy. This time, expert analysis is from We Are Spectacular founder and CEO, Mark McCulloch. This showcase is part of a new series of articles examining key trends and developments in own-label and has been introduced to support The Grocer Own-Label Accreditation Scheme. Under this new scheme all the products we review can apply for accreditation at any time, through a programme of continuous consumer testing and approval developed to help retailers and suppliers promote the best own-label products. Find out more details here.You might be interested in our other own-label showcases – we’ve recently analysed Amazon’s private-label brands, the newly expanded Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients range and Aldi’s disruptive Lacura beauty range.,Pineapple & Lime DaiquiriRsp: £8/35cl Abv: 20%M&S says: Lime-flavoured spirit drink with dark rum infused with pineapple. Espresso MartiniRsp: £8/35clAbv: 20% M&S says: A coffee and cocoa-flavoured spirit drink with alcohol. Pina ColadaRsp: £8/35clAbv: 16%M&S says: Coconut and pineapple-flavoured spirit drink with white rum. Gold Crème Brûlée LiqueurRsp: £6.40/20clAbv: 20%M&S says: Crème brûlée-flavoured liqueur with edible gold glitter.
Governor Tom Wolf Orders the U.S., Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of National Peace Officers Memorial DayBy admin on October 16, 2020
May 15, 2018 Governor Tom Wolf Orders the U.S., Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Flag Order, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the United States and Commonwealth flags at the Capitol Complex and commonwealth facilities statewide to fly at half-staff in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The flags should fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset.On this day, we pay tribute to all men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting our lives and serving our communities. We honor their selfless actions as they sought to keep our commonwealth a safe place.“There are no words sufficient to describe our gratitude to the men and women who day after day put their lives in jeopardy to protect ours,” said Governor Wolf. “Today, as we pay tribute to all the men and women in uniform who have made the ultimate sacrifice, let us remember their bravery, selflessness, and the sacrifice they made to keep all of us – our children, our families, and our communities – safe.”All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.