Sharon Gieselmann Receives UE Exemplary Teacher Award

first_imgSharon Gieselmann, PhD, associate professor and department chair of the School of Education, received the University of Evansville’s Exemplary Teacher Award during UE’s winter commencement exercise on Thursday, December 12, 2019.The Exemplary Teacher Award is given by the University to an exceptional member of the faculty in acknowledgment of his or her teaching excellence.Prior to coming to the University of Evansville, Gieselmann served as an elementary school principal, elementary school teacher, and staff developer. She also provided professional development to schools in the south and midwest as a literacy coach and area manager for The McGraw-Hill Companies. Her research interests include social justice issues in public schools. Her work has been shared at conferences in Moscow, Russia, Paris, France; and Brighton, United Kingdom. Dr. Gieselmann’s most recent work is included in two books for aspiring administrators in university preparation programs, Quandaries of the Small-District Superintendency and Snapshots of School Leadership in the 21st Century; Perils and Promises of Leading for Social Justice, School Improvement, and Democratic Community.She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Southern Indiana, a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in elementary education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a PhD in educational leadership from the University of Louisville. Dr. Gieselmann also has a teaching endorsement in gifted education and school administrative credentials from Western Kentucky University.Dr. Gieselmann was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and is listed on the School of Education’s Honor Wall for exemplary contributions to the field of education.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Uniq sees profit turnaround

first_imgConvenience food group Uniq is back in the black after increased food-to-go sales helped steer the business back to positive sales growth. In its fourth quarter trading update the firm announced that food-to-go sales were up 11.5% for the 13 weeks to 26 December. “Consumers responded well to the swift changes in our product range to deliver better value and innovation in key categories,” according to the company statement.Its Northampton business benefited from “new sandwich volume” with Marks and Spencer, worth £15m per annum, however this was partly offset by the loss of a “significant proportion” of its airline business, when British Airways announced its decision to reduce food services on short haul flights.Its desserts arm saw sales rise 0.4%, and it achieved a good Christmas performance, reversing the negative growth reported in the previous two quarters.The food group made the decision to dispose of its French, German, Polish and Netherlands business units earlier in 2009, to become focused solely on the UK convenience market.last_img read more

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Speech: Bright Blue’s Women in Work conference speech

first_img If you’re in the UK and disabled, you’re 70% more likely to be unemployed. According to experts, LGBT people are more likely to be at risk of being homeless or rough sleeping. 11% of all rough sleepers in London have been in care, and the majority have mental health needs. 30% of women who were in low paid jobs in 2006 were stuck in low pay a decade later. And people from Black African, Bangladeshi and Pakistani ethnic groups are still most likely to live in poverty and deprivation and, given the damaging effects of poverty on education, work and health, families can become locked into disadvantage for generations. Older women of the ‘sandwich generation’ are more likely than men to have given up work as a result of their greater caring responsibilities. This disparity is particularly acute for older women on low incomes.Women on legacy benefits can be trapped into limiting their hours or income by Tax Credit rules – that is why Universal Credit, which removes the cliff edge between unemployment and work, has to work.We need to help women and men to have a better understanding of the negative impact of choices they have, may have drifted or been forced into.The financial impact of these choices tends to be borne by women, so we need to address the reasons for that, find new solutions and create more choice so that those who want to, can share those burdens more equally.It used to be said that behind every great man, was a great woman.These days great men are ones that get behind women.And we need to make it easier for them to do so.Too often work, schools, childcare and health services are designed assuming that one parent will be in work and one parent is the primary carer.Today’s families want to share caring more flexibly, and we need work and wider social support to reflect that.This Government has a strong record on childcare and parental leave: by 2019-20 we’ll be spending around £6 billion on childcare support, more than any previous government.In 2015, we introduced Shared Parental Leave & Pay to help parents share the care in their child’s first year.This Autumn, we announced plans to require large employers to publish their policies on parental leave and pay; and to ensure ALL jobs are advertised as flexible. But just as the nature of work is changing, and families’ expectations evolve, we must ensure that we continue to look at how we support parents to balance work and care more effectively.For example, self-employed fathers are not eligible for Shared Parental Leave, and self-employed parents can find it impossible to navigate the complex system as to what they’re entitled to.The Industrial Strategy points to workplace flexibility as a driver of productivity, but many people still can’t find jobs that offer them the right flexibility.We recently published the Carers Action Plan and set up the Flexible Working Taskforce to promote best practice for flexible working.And we also know that getting local and central government to work better together, is absolutely necessary in really making a difference.There are some great examples – governments partnerships with local authorities in ‘Integration Areas’ across England, combine the weight of central government with the on-the-ground expertise only local government can provide.But we know sometimes that is the exception rather than the rule – and if local and central government aren’t pushing in the same direction this leads to confusion for people trying to access local services, or incorrect assumption being made about a person’s costs of living, for example making assumptions about a person’s income, but giving no weight to devolved decisions which affect it, such as council tax discounts.So, as well as what we can learn from gender pay gap data what else do we need to think about.How can we give better support to the 4.2 million women who are also disabled, or those from an ethnic minority?White women have an employment rate of 73.3%, while women of Bangladeshi ethnicity have an employment rate of just 32.8%.In the 2011 census, there were 464,000 women in the UK who could not speak English well or at all.Or what about those with complex backgrounds often involving domestic abuse – 1.2 million female victims last year.Women who are financially or digitally illiterate.An OECD study, found that men were over a third more likely to reach a minimum standard of financial knowledge than women. And out of the 4.3 million adults who have no basic digital skills at all, over 60% are women.But ALL of these women want to find opportunities to realise their talent and we must help all of them.It should be the GEO mission to ensure that every woman in the UK has as much freedom and choice and capacity and resilience, and support and protection to do whatever she wants to do.So, you will see a broadening in our work, as well as a new address.And today I am announcing that the next phase of our returners programme – £500,000 of funding to support people to return to work when they are ready to do so, will be focusing on those with additional barriers to participating in the labour market – including people who speak little English, people with disabilities, and those who are homeless or have been victims of domestic abuse.I am also announcing a further £100,000 to start some more bespoke support for very marginalised women some of who have little or no work history in particular parts of the country.There is so much more to do.We already have some great organisations out there helping us get this right. The Women’s Business Council helps us reach business leaders, and has done some brilliant work since it was established in 2012. In Parliament, the Women and Equalities Select Committee engages with a range of organisations to inform parliament and government’s thinking.And there are some great forums and campaign groups out there.But I want to make sure we hear from women in every community, so we are undertaking a piece of work to ensure female voices are better heard by policy makers.Every woman in the UK should feel able to raise the issues which concern them, and know that we are taking them seriously and are responding to those issues. And to find the right solutions to the complex policy challenges we face, we need to be drawing on everyone’s expertise – no one has a better insight into tricky gender equality issues than the women who are dealing with them every day.Our message to women is this: you will set our agenda.The Prime Minister set out her mission.But it is all of ours, too.And in these turbulent and divided times I can think of no better mission to bring us together.Thank you. How do we remove multiple barriers, enabling more resource than government has, and help it to be levered in?It was clear that business as usual wasn’t going to cut it.If we’re going to deliver on this agenda. We needed to start by joining things up. We need to work smarter. We needed to make sure we are applying the best ideas and solutions, whether they are from within government or outside. We need to get moving – literally.Last week I announced that the Prime Minister had approved some “machinery of government changes”, as Sir Humphrey would say.Let me translate.I want to give the Government Equalities Office not just a new home, but a permanent home, and most importantly at the centre of government.That’s why I’m delighted that it’ll be in the Cabinet Office, from April, alongside the Race Disparity Unit. From there it will become an equalities hub, and provide some much-needed clout behind those working to ensure all our citizens have what they need to thrive.A hub for all parts of Whitehall and beyond.It’s no good having a central government strategy to tackle injustice if local government and communities can’t deliver it, too.So, critically, such a hub will help us better articulate and co-ordinate a national mission to enable everyone to help fight injustice.It will help join up our communications with key stakeholders.One of the early things I asked for in my role as Women and Equalities Minister was a look across all the equalities asks we’re making of business.An audit showed we’re making lots of similar requests depending on which government department is asking.We’re asking large employers to report gender pay data.BEIS are asking them to report CEO pay ratios, and are consulting on ethnicity pay regulationsGovernment wants business to sign up to a range of schemes like: caring responsibilities is a huge issue; women are more likely to be low paid than men and far more likely to get stuck in low pay; just over 2 million people are inactive due to caring for home or family and nearly 90% of those people are women; 1 in 10 working age women belong to the ‘sandwich generation’ – providing care as well as having dependent children; this rises to 1 in 7 for women in their early 40s, those who are most likely to be in this position. The Race at Work Charter; Disability Confident; Sector charters for gender equality; and the See Potential campaign. All of these issues are important and they all require energy and commitment in their own specific areas. But they’re not joined up or co-ordinated.We need to think how that looks to an HR director or chief executive. How are we helping them to see the bigger picture or helping them to become an inclusive employer?How irritating is it to have extra burdens placed on you or be lectured about workplace etiquette by a bunch of legislators whose own Houses are far from in order?We owe it to our businesses to make sure these processes work with each other and reference each other, so that we are setting them up for success, not failure. I want to thank Greg Clark and David Lidington for supporting me in this.I want us to get better at understanding of the asks we make on businesses and developing policy which supports them to do better on diversity and inclusion. The processes are only the means. It’s the end – the creation of dynamic, diverse, high performing business and organisations – that really matters.It will help ensure that what we are doing as a government, but also together as a nation, really is greater than the sum of the parts.My vision for GEO is that we’re the catalysts across government, amplifying and lending weight to the excellent work already underway in so many departments, and also across the country, too.And while we’re not changing any reporting lines of Minister of State and Parliamentary Under-Secretaries who are doing work focused on tackling inequality, we will support them from the GEO in getting their ambitions met.Work by people like: launching a £1.5 million grant fund to encourage action in the private sector, and launching programmes in the public sector for health professionals, teachers and prospective Civil Servants, all of which are helping ‘returners’ across the country get back into work; supporting the Hampton-Alexander Review to make progress against their ambitious targets for getting more women at the top of business, seeing the number of all-male boards in the FTSE 350 fall from 152 to 5 since 2011; working with BEIS on a Shared Parental Leave campaign to raise awareness and uptake of Shared Parental Leave, helping more families to share caring. I know they and other colleagues have huge ambitions and passion in tackling injustice and giving people what they need to build their future.I know how hard it can be as a Junior Minister to join things up across Whitehall, and move at the pace that potential partners need us to. And the GEO can be of huge help to them in getting the things that we know need doing, done.This machinery of government change is important, but more is needed too.Across the public sector, we must ensure equality impact assessments are effective and remain core and integral to our policy development, with proper consideration of equalities knitted into our organisational cultures and decision-making.And that the Equality and Human Rights Commission is as effective as it can be and delivers on the recommendations made by the Tailored Review which was published earlier this week. I know David is committed in doing that.When I took over this brief I know questions were asked about its fit with my other, international facing, department.Much of my focus at DFID is on the sustainable development goals and more recently on the Human Capital Index – what we’re investing in our people, what we could invest and what outcomes are we getting for that investment.I’m a Human Capital Champion for the World Bank, and that’s a good fit with my domestic brief.I’m pleased that the Index already disaggregates the data by gender – something the UK Government pushed hard for. But I would like to see it do the same, for example, by disability. The UK should be leading the way on this, building on the strong commitment to transparency which we have already demonstrated through the Race Disparity Audit and Gender Pay Gap reporting.My work with other nations is about their journey – so that every one of their citizens can reach their full potential.And that is the same measure we should judge ourselves on too, that no one should be left behind.And that is at the heart of the Prime Minister’s mission she articulated on the steps of Downing Street.To deliver that, we will not just need a shift of gear, but a broadening out of what the GEO has been focused on and an increase in our ambitions in this respect.Whitehall tends to focus on what it knows can be done. What can be easily measured. Its strategy tends to focus pretty much only on what it can effect directly and control.When it tackles thornier and more complex issues, it’s usually in the shape of discovering best practice, or chipping away at an issue.And that is what we have tended to do at GEO.Understandably, and rightly, it has historically had huge focus on women in work.GEO has successfully shifted the dial on a number of issues including: Today is the centenary of women’s suffrage.This is the moment when women finally gained a foothold in political life.There are some that say: “So what?” They’re the sort of people that have never felt injustice.When our Prime Minister made her first statement in her new role, she chose to focus on “burning injustices” that still existed in our country.She was right to do so. And she gave some examples.Here are some more. Rory Stewart at the MOJ, trying to tackle the issues of drugs, violence and high rates of self-harm and suicide in prison; People Like Jackie Doyle-Price, who is doing great work on women’s health inequalities; Or Sarah Newton who is not only working on the disability employment gap, but also on empowering the disabled consumer; Or Chloe Smith at Cabinet Office, who is leading work to engage young people in democracy; Or Kelly Tolhurst, who’s putting into practice the government’s commitment to flexible working; Or Heather Wheeler at Housing, Communities and Local Government, addressing the issues facing some of the most vulnerable people in our society. To fight injustice, we need a strong economy.That’s why I’m proud of our track record economically. It was also clear to me that if we were to deliver her agenda we needed to enable Whitehall to better focus on these complex issues.And problems that needed to be tackled by multiple departments.For the long term – not dependent on Government, but enabled by it.Issues, which as a nation we had not yet gripped: layered disadvantage; ignored potential. There’s a lot of focus on women in boardrooms. Of course, that is emblematic of the progress women are making. But, in truth, this is not the place where business is being re-imagined. Often poor treatment and the perception of being undervalued in the workplace is the main driver for female entrepreneurs.But if we want every woman to thrive, to be as financially secure and resilient as they can be, and to reach their full potential we need to broaden out our work beyond, the FTSE 350, beyond London, beyond executives, women on boards and big business.We need a focus on small businesses, part time work, women from all parts of the UK, low paid women, women with multiple barriers to reaching their full potential, older women, financially fragile women, women who aren’t easy to reach, or measure, or sometimes even to see.The invisible women who keep our families our public services and our nation going.Women to who we owe a great deal.And women who really need our support.And we need to focus on women at every stage of their lives.And let me just briefly add some reassurance to the Times newspaper or anyone else who sees the fact that we want to support women who are cleaning offices, as well as the occupants of those offices, and see that as some sort of ‘downgrading’ of ‘middle class’ issues – don’t panic – women’s ministers can multitask.The work done on gender pay gap reporting has been hugely helpful in focusing larger companies on the issue. It encourages them to understand the various drivers and the action that can be taken by them and others to address it.Our work has inspired other nations to follow suit, and our metrics have now been adopted by the Bloomberg equality index.But what does it tell us?Let’s take a look at the data.There is a gender pay gap from the beginning of working life, indicating structural inequalities.The gap rises steeply as women begin to have children and take time out of the labour market to care for them.It continues to increase as women approach 50, showing the impact of many women taking several years out of work or working part-time, often to enable them to care for children.And it is highest for those aged 50-59.The peak age for being an unpaid carer is 55-64 years old – women often do the caring for both children and elderly relatives.Towards the end of a woman’s working life it continues to rise and then turns into a pensions pay gap. With men projected to have around a 25% higher income on average than women in their first year of retirement.As we all live longer, this pensions gap will affect people long into their old age, leading to real inequalities in the standard of living people can afford.It’s important to me that we recognise women are individuals and we are not all identical. A range of factors affects their personal experiences, which we need to do more to understand.The gender pay gap data and the wealth of research GEO has done over the past year have helped us understand some of the challenges women face around work:last_img read more

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Finance director departs Real Good Food

first_imgReal Good Food’s (RGF) finance director has left the company following a reshuffle of operations, after it sold Napier Brown Sugar.Mike McDonough, who had been with the group for 12 years, decided to leave after the company relocated its finance function to the London head office, and devolved greater responsibility to local finance teams in individual units.The company sold Napier Brown for £34m in April this year, due to changes in the European sugar market – and a failure to find a supplier that wanted to work in a “strategic partnership”.McDonough started his career with the group at Renshaw, the company’s cake decoration manufacturing arm. He will leave the business with effect from 32 August 2015.The food business said: “The board would like to thank Mike for his contribution both as finance director of Renshaw and, since 2009, as Real Good Food finance director, where he played an important role in the recent corporate initiatives, and wishes him every success in his future career.”In June RGF, which also runs Whitworths Sugar and R&W Brown, said that, following the Napier Brown sale, it would now focus on developing its other businesses.last_img read more

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IBA preview: Products on show in Munich next month

first_imgHandtmann Hall: B4Stand: 351Handtmann is a market-leading supplier of filling and portioning equipment for the food processing industry, with systems and applications covering multiple food categories.New for IBA: The FS520 and FS510 forming systems are designed to deliver multi-lane production of a wide variety of 3D product shapes. The forming nozzles/inserts can be quickly changed and a wide diversity of products including energy bars, cookies, snack pastries, ethnic food and crispbreads produced by virtue of fast product change over times. The use of a servo-driven filling flow divider guarantees accurate weights per portion across all lanes, says Handtmann.Also on show: The SE442 cutting unit divides dough with a VF800 filling and portioning machine. It is equipped with a pneumatically operated blade and can divide 200 portions a minute depending on portion weight and dough consistency. With a modular design, all components can be quickly removed and refitted for cleaning purposes, which represents a major advantage in the processing of gluten-free products, says Handtmann.The company is also showing a hand dosing valve that allows for flexible depositing of different fillings. When the dosing valve is used in conjunction with a VF608 B, the Handtmann vane cell feed system allows for precise depositing accurate to the gram. For various different containers, such as tubs, trays, jars and cans or for depositing toppings onto products, the flexible handling of the valve, along with a selection of round and star-shaped nozzles, enables a wide portfolio of applications.Mono EquipmentHall: A6Stand: 220Mono Equipment designs and manufactures bakery equipment in the UK with a history that can be traced back to its origins in 1947. All equipment is manufactured to stringent standards using “cutting-edge technology and time-honoured skills”.New for IBA:  Mono Universal 3DX Confectionery Depositor, Mono Eco-Wash Convection Oven, Mono Gemini Roll Plant, Mono MX Rack Oven.Also on show: Mono Harmony deck oven with loading system, Mono Eco-Wash Convection Oven, Mono 4 Tray & 7 Tray Convection Ovens, Mono Omega Confectionery Depositor, Mono Epsilon Confectionery Depositor, Mono Automatic Jammer, Mono Combination Moulder, Mono Volumetric Divider, Mono Metro Moulder and Mono Multi-Moulder.Mono Equipment says IBA is important to the business as a platform to showcase its new and latest production innovations.“IBA allows us to meet new and existing customers and, as it is the largest show in Europe, it increases our brand awareness,” says the company.Reading Bakery SystemsHall: B1Stand: 234Reading Bakery Systems (RBS) is a leading manufacturer of bakery equipment, providing process solutions and support for the snack food industry. The RBS brands portfolio include Thomas L Green, Reading Pretzel, Exact Mixing and Reading Thermal.New for IBA: The Exact Mixing HDX continuous mixing system for buns, which has a redesigned high-speed developer for manufacturing highly developed dough at low temperatures. RBS will also be showing the new Thomas L Green Servo Wirecut Machine, new Emithermic cookie oven and Reading Thermal bread and bun oven profiling solutions.Also on show: Other Exact mixer models, including the MX Mixer with new Hydrobond Technology, which delivers instant, even hydration of a dry ingredient stream before it enters the continuous mixer. Reiser/VemagHall: B3Stand: 320Reiser and Vemag manufacture, supply and service equipment for bakery, food industry and other selected markets.On show: Full range of Vemag dividers, portioners, forming and extruding equipment, and complementary rounding, forming and checkweighing equipment. The majority of the equipment on show will be running live demonstrations to demonstrate the versatility of the equipment across a range of bakery applications.Rondo(Rondo United Kingdom/Rondo Burgdorf AG Switzerland)Hall: A1Stand: 111For 70 years the Swiss Rondo group has been developing and producing high-quality machines and systems for the production of pastry of all types. The company says thousands of producers, ranging from small artisanal bakeries all the way up to big industrial producers rely on ‘Dough-how’, Rondo’s combination of know-how and experience in sheeting and shaping of dough.New for IBA: The Artisana bread line is a new industrial system that has been developed for gentle production of artisan bread products and is capable of processing up to 2,000 kg of dough per hour.Rondobot, is a unique robot system allowing, for the first time, round-moulding of very soft dough, says the company. The Rondobot is equipped with a six-axis robot system and uses the MPR (Multi-Phase Rounding) process to simulate smooth round-moulding by hand.Rondo is also showing a newly developed system for producing bent croissants.The bending unit is mounted directly after the curling section on the outfeed table of the Cromaster machine.Rondonet, a cloud-based data acquisition system that records and communicates line and process data in real time. Rondonet allows baked goods manufacturers to increase transparency in production, to reduce downtime and avoid operating errors, according to the supplier.Also on show: Machines and lines for booking and laminating, for production of pastries, bread and rolls, special bread, croissants, pizzas, doughnuts, thin dough products, and a great deal more. This includes mechanical and electronic dough sheeters, the EVO Line, Starline and Ecoline product make-up lines, the Cromaster croissant machine and the MLC laminating line.Select Bag SealersHall: B1Stand: 256Select Bag Sealers designs and builds semi and fully automatic machines that operate at speeds of up to 90 packs per minute; applying paperless seals with easy-opening tabs or tape and paper seals. It also offers intelligent thermal transfer printers.New for IBA: Fully recyclable bread packaging, a ‘Pay Per Seal’ all-inclusive solution for coded bag closures and the latest model of the FlexiPlus bag sealer.Spooner IndustriesHall: A6Stand: 221Spooner provides tailored food processing solutions, offering a complete service from design to manufacture, installation and commissioning, together with an R&D facility for trials and testing, and Spooner Plus for spares, maintenance and lifetime service requirements. Spooner is based in the UK, with representatives across the globe.New for IBA: Spooner will be showcasing the latest features for its high-quality, energy-efficient ovens. The company says it works continuously to bring bakers the latest innovations for all their baking needs.Also on show: As all Spooner’s equipment is tailor-made – and very large – the business has created a life-size cross-section of an oven section. This details many of the new features including integrated terminal ends and access walkways, helping customers to understand the benefits of the latest developments as they can physically walk inside them.Tom ChandleyHall: A5Stand: 564Tom Chandley is a family company that has been operating since 1944, and is a leading manufacturer of bakery ovens. Its range includes modern ECO Deck, rack, convection ovens, pizza ovens, provers, water metres, L-sealers and Bakefresh automatic ovens. All electronic controllers and elements are manufactured in the firm’s purpose-built factory in Manchester.New for IBA: Easy-clean glass doors, self-cleaning ovens.Also on show: Tom Chandley’s traditional cast iron Endura show oven, alongside a selection of pizza and deck ovens.Tromp GroupHall: B1Stand: 340Tromp says it offers experience, best-in-class technology and comprehensive equipment, and can fulfil all aspects of the baking process: mixing, sheeting, proofing, baking, cooling/freezing and topping.New for IBA: Tromp is presenting ‘All about Pizza’, a concept for optimal pizza production with an integrated process line, offering an efficient way of working with modular designed equipment. In addition, the booth will display a section from a Multibake HT tunnel oven, a directly heated oven with a stone floor for pizza production. Tromp will also show a sheeting line and a topping line.Also on show: Solutions for sheeted breads, pastry and laminated doughs, cakes and muffins and pies. Tromp pizza bakers will bake Napolitana pizza for visitors, who can also sample products made using Tromp equipment on the Food Wall. Ahead of the IBA trade event in Munich next month, we look at what some of exhibitors will have on show.Baker PerkinsHall: A6Stand: 321Baker Perkins supplies equipment, process technology and services to the bread, biscuit, confectionery, snack and breakfast cereal sectors.New for IBA: The Tweedy SuperCool system is new technology that makes high-speed mixing possible in hot climates on Tweedy mixing systems. It can be retrofitted to existing installed mixers.Series 3 is a new-generation rotary moulder for the biscuit industry.Also on show: The Accurist 2.1 bread dough divider, which now features foam and rinse hosedown cleaning, with a customised low-pressure spray gun supplied.Also shown will be a seeding attachment for the Multitex4 bread dough moulder. This technique to make a fully-enrobed seeded loaf involves rolling coiled dough pieces in the seeds or grains before panning.The latest TruClean 3-roll sheeter and gauge roll for crackers and snacks will be at IBA. These units complete the upgrade of Baker Perkins’ range of sheet forming and cutting lines to TruClean standards, bringing major benefits in maintenance and hygiene, with lower costs and faster changeovers.Bühler/HaasHall A6Stand: 361 and 371Bühler Consumer Foods provides machines and solutions for the confectionery, bakery and coffee sectors. Following the integration of Haas, Bühler now offers production of moulded chocolate products, cereal and chocolate bars, coffee, wafers, cookies, cakes, bars and other baked goods.New for IBA: The continuous dough extruder ContiMix,which combines mixing and kneading processes, eliminating additional process steps and leading to up to 9% greater dough yield, says Bühler.The company is also showing the new SWAKT-ECO wafer baking oven, which Bühler says reduces gas consumption by up to 25% and NOx and CO emissions by up to 90%, while improving process efficiency and product quality.Also on show: Bühler’s team of technologists, bakers and a chocolatier will be in the Inno Lab with live production of innovative new wafers, biscuits and other baked goods. The newly designed Ideation Room will present news and facts on topics ranging from raw material to finished end products, alongside tastings.The JetMix continuous mixing solution, which enables uniform hydration of each flour particle to create a fine and creamy dough in seconds, will be demonstrated.In addition, to show the benefits of the merger of Bühler and Haas, a ‘grain to biscuit’ processing chain will be demonstrated. Many machines that will not be displayed physically at IBA will be available to view via augmented reality.Dowson Food MachineryHall: A6Stand: 221Dowson Food Machinery is a leading manufacturer of British bakery equipment, including tortilla lines, bun lines, loaf slicers, dicers, splitters, baggers and dough dividers. The business utilises its in-house machining capabilities, innovation and development expertise to make its customers’ operations more efficient and effective.New for IBA: New design loaf bagger.Also on show: Crouton dicer and dough divider (on distributors’ stands).European Process Plant Hall/Stand: see belowEPP provides a full range of bakery equipment that is sourced from leading specialist European manufacturers.New for IBA: EPP partner Koenig is showing its revised Combi Line roll line for easier cleaning, maintenance and access to all modules; a new dough sheeting line for artisanal bakeries; the Menes-H industrial dough sheeting line; and a new universal dough belt former. Another EPP partner, Mecatherm, is launching a new oven, a new intuitive divider and universal conveying system.EPP partner companies:Colussi Ermes (Hall A6 241): Washing machinesShick Esteve (Hall B4 550): Ingredient automation solutions and process designVMI (Hall B2 430 & Hall B2 530): Mixing solutionsKoenig (Hall B2 370 & Hall B2 570): Bakery machines, ovens and bread roll linesMIWE (Hall A2 311 & Hall A2 511) Solutions for proofing, cooling, freezing and bakingGEA Bakery (Hall A6 211): Equipment and lines for production of crackers, cookies, cakes, pastries and confectionery productsMinipan (Hall B6 340): Bakery machines and production linesHaas-Mondomix (Hall A6 361): Dosing, kneading, (pre)mixing, aerating and depositing systemsMecatherm (Hall B2 150): Equipment and automated production linescenter_img Wiesheu Hall: A3Stand: 331Wiesheu has been developing and producing in-store baking ovens since 1973, and has introduced a number of pioneering innovations.New for IBA: Fully automatic cleaning system ProClean365; an automatic loading system TrayMotion. Also on display will be Atollspeed Highspeed ovens.Also on show: Deck ovens, convection ovens, networking solutions, a demonstration area and snacks.Zeelandia           Hall: A2Stand: 331Zeelandia, part of the Royal Zeelandia Group, serves the baking industry around the world with quality ingredients. Established in 1900 in Holland, it has operated in the UK since 1956.New for IBA: The firm will focus on products such as softened & sprouted grains, and sourdoughs with added flavours; water-based fillings; fruit fillings; release agents; fat-based coatings; and improvers.Also on show: Fudge toppings, Silkgrain moisturiser for breads, ready-to-use fruit fillings, and the Zeelandia Crustitest to help develop better crusts.last_img read more

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Luxury home sells 24 hours after auction

first_imgVendors Brian and Jane Riggall before the auction. The couple are downsizing. (AAP Image/Steve Pohlner)More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“They liked the fact it felt like a five-star resort in Phuket or Bali,” he said.“They have a family-owned company in PNG and children at university in Brisbane so wanted a Brisbane base.” 1. 110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne $11.128m2. 27 Sutherland Ave, Ascot $11m3. 33 Moray St, New Farm $11.3m4. 33 Maxwell St, New Farm $8.5m5. 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield $7m6. 30 Windermere Rd, Hamilton $5.95m7. 17 Ningana St, Fig Tree Pocket $5.1m8. Welwyn Cres, Coorparoo $5.025m9. 127 Laurel Ave, Chelmer $5m10. 27 Sutton St, Chelmer $4.83 million 27 Sutton St at Chelmer has the full suite of luxury resort-style amenitiesA RIVERFRONT mansion at Chelmer has sold for $4.83 million – just one day after being passed in at auction.It is the second highest sales price achieved in the prestige suburb this year, with 127 Laurel Avenue selling for $5 million in February, according to CoreLogic.The sale has also landed the house in the top 10 Brisbane residential sales so far this year, with 27 Sutton St taking tenth position, knocking out 32 Teneriffe Drive at Teneriffe ($4.405mn). Mr Adcock said the buyer was drawn to the property due to its 34m absolute river frontage, tennis court, resort-style pool and studio kabana/guesthouse overlooking the river. The 27 Sutton St, Chelmer, property was inspired by the owners’ holiday memories.Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige, who sold both Chelmer properties, said there were 10 registered bidders for the November 3 auction at 27 Sutton St, with bidding starting at $2.5 million and then stalling at $4.5 million.center_img Mr Adcock said the other main player on auction day was a buyer who had relocated from Perth to Brisbane. Overall, he said the prestige market continued to fire in Brisbane. “There is a lot of activity in the prestige market and a lot of that is being driven by interstate and overseas buyers, and expats coming back home,” he said.“There is also strong interest from locals upgrading … I have a tonne of properties coming on to the market, with auctions scheduled right up until December 22.”*** TOP 10 BRISBANE RESIDENTIAL SALES OF 2018 “The new owner saw the house for the first time on the Friday (November 2) and was the highest registered bidder on the day,” he said.“Negotiations continued after the auction and the property was sold Sunday morning.”The luxury residence was featured on the cover of the October 27 edition of Courier Mail Realestate, and the story was seen online by the new owner. ORIGINAL STORY: Inspired by holiday memories last_img read more

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Washington state sues florist who refuses gay ‘wedding’

first_imgSeattlepi.com 10 April 2013State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Tuesday filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Arlene’s Flowers & Gifts, a Richland florist that refused to supply flowers to the same-sex marriage of a longtime customer. Ferguson said he sent a March 28 letter to owner Barronelle Stutzman asking her to reconsider and supply flowers to customer Robert Ingersoll.  Through an attorney, Stutzman declined to change her position. “As Attorney General, it is my job to enforce the laws of the state of Washington,” said Ferguson.  “Under the Consumer Protection Act, it is unlawful to discriminate against customers based on sexual orientation.  If a business provides a product or service to opposite-sex couples for their weddings, then it must provide same sex couples the same product or service.” The lawsuit by Ferguson is bound to revive a warning raised by opponents of marriage equality in last fall’s Washington Voter’s Pamphlet statement against Referendum 74.  Foes stated: “People who disagree with this new definition (of marriage) could find themselves facing sanctions, as has occurred elsewhere.  Church groups have lost their tax exemptions.  Small businesses were sued.  Wedding professionals have been fined.”Last month, Stutzman told KEPR-TV in the Tri-Cities: “He (Ingersoll) said he decided to get married and before he got through I grabbed his hand and said, ‘I am sorry.  I can’t do your wedding because of my relationship with Jesus Christ.’  We hugged each other and he left, and I assumed it was the end of the story.” Ingersoll and his partner, Curt Freed, were decade-long customers of Arlene’s Flowers & Gifts.  They went online with the refusal and the story went viral.  Stutzman refused to change her position, saying:  “It’s a personal conviction.  It’s not a matter of being right or wrong.  It’s my belief.”http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2013/04/09/ag-sues-florist-who-refused-flowers-to-gay-wedding/last_img read more

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World Congress IX Director Flays Amnesty International’s Pro-Prostitution Policy

first_imgMedia Release World Congress of Families 13 August 2015   On Tuesday, Amnesty International adopted a policy of decriminalizing prostitution. In response, Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, executive director of the World Congress of Families IX (which will meet in Salt Lake City on Oct. 27-30), issued the following statement:“This decision by a leading international human rights advocacy group is a major blow for the protection of vulnerable women and children. It is a pivotal victory for the brothel owners, pimps, sex traffickers and johns who can now claim that their actions are acceptable and there’s nothing wrong with what they do.“The Amnesty vote takes away the meager protections given to those who are exploited, dehumanized and in numerous other ways now have the last remaining human rights stripped from them. The vote greatly increases the inhumane power of the exploiters and significantly increases the likelihood that victims will be subjected to more abuse and brutality at the hands of their exploiters.”Dr. Crouse, whose work against sex trafficking earned an “Abolitionist Award” by the George W. Bush State Department, argued against such a proposal at a February 2010 Oxford Union Debate, where she said, “Prostitution is not like ‘Pretty Woman,’ where a glamorous prostitute earns big money from handsome johns; the majority end up drug-addicted, bruised and battered.”Take a look at some commonly acknowledged facts:Street prostitutes often service as many as 10-15 men a night and barely scrape by while their pimps make over a half-million dollars a year.Prostitutes call their work “paid rape,” and they all have had friends who “didn’t make it out alive.”Nearly half of prostituted women attempt suicide, and according to Dr. Melissa Farley’s research, the vast majority (almost 90 percent) desperately want out.A sex trafficking fact sheet compiled by Farley states that 80 percent of prostitutes were assaulted by their pimps and more than one-third receive death threats aimed at themselves and their families.A study at Metropolitan University revealed that after Australia legalized prostitution, unregistered brothels (operating outside of regulations) increased dramatically – pulling thousands of vulnerable women into prostitution and significantly increasing the number of women with STDs and other infections.The United States State Department notes that pimps control 80-95 percent of all forms of prostitution. Nearly 70 percent of those in prostitution entered before age 16, with the average age of entry in the U.S. being 12 years old.Today, William Wilberforce’s abolitionist campaign in the 19th century against slavery is considered a great moral and human rights victory. Crouse concluded, “The war against johns, pimps and traffickers is the slavery issue of our time. Amnesty International has come down on the wrong side of history by voting on a policy decriminalizing prostitution.”last_img read more

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Minister reassures Jamaicans after 10 killed in bloody weekend

first_imgNewsRegional Minister reassures Jamaicans after 10 killed in bloody weekend by: – June 27, 2012 Share Tweet 68 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Security forces redouble efforts after murders in St James, St Ann and St Andrew between Friday and Sunday.KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday June 27, 2012 – It was a case of scream bloody murder in Jamaica last weekend as 10 people met a violent end in various areas across the country.Between Friday and Sunday, four persons were killed in St James, two in St Ann and four in August Town, St Andrew, according to reports.In the wake of the killings, National Security Minister Peter Bunting has assured Jamaicans that the security forces are continuing their relentless efforts to fight crime.“We have to redouble our efforts going forward, continue what we are doing and be confident that over time, it will work,” Bunting said.The minister visited the August Town, St Andrew community following the killings, which reportedly resulted from a gun battle between rival gangs.“I don’t want this weekend’s murders to set back in any way all the effort that has gone into bringing August Town to where it is today,” Bunting said.“I sympathise and understand the hurt and frustration, but we cannot give up on the peace process. We recognise that it can be a setback, but the residents have to hold on to what they have achieved over the years,” he urged.A 2008 peace treaty between factions from the five districts in August Town put an end to a violent, bloody era that devastated the community with everyone living in fear. Several subsequent peace initiatives had helped to drastically reduce crime, with murders down to two last year.“I encourage those who have been working with the PMI (Peace Management Initiative), community development committee and other entities to overcome this and to understand that if they don’t want to return to those days, they have to keep working at it and ensure that it doesn’t gather any momentum. They are not to be concerned with any retaliation, just allow the police to do their investigations, pursue the criminals and bring them to justice,” the security minister said.Bunting assured that a number of initiatives would be implemented to protect the community from further attacks from the gunmen, as well as increased efforts to bring them to justice.“I’m just asking the residents to have faith and don’t come off the track that they have been on,” the minister stressed.Residents of August Town, meanwhile, say they are fearful following the killings.According to Senior Superintendent Derrick Knight, there were two separate shooting incidents on Saturday, one in the morning and another in the evening. He said one of the incidents could be a result of one of the deceased being a witness in a court case.Dead are Deveon Harris, 23; André Bennet, 19; Tamica Gordon, 19, and Rohan Simpson, 39.The month-to-date murder rate compared with last year is reportedly the same. Eleven hundred and twenty-four persons were reportedly killed last year, 89 in the month of June.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

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FIFA postpones Asia World Cup qualifiers

first_imgFollowing consultation with Asia’s member associations, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have agreed to postpone the upcoming Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ as follows: FIFA President Gianni Infantino Matches originally scheduled to take place during the international window of 23-31 March 2020 and 1-9 June 2020 are postponed to later datesFIFA and the AFC will discuss further details of the postponed matchesHowever, in order to support the member associations concerned, and provided that the safety of all individuals involved meets the required standards and that the member associations due to play each other mutually agree, the match(es) may still be played during the international windows of March or June 2020, but always subject to prior approval from both FIFA and the AFC.Advertisement Loading… FIFA and the AFC have also agreed to postpone the AFC Futsal Championship Turkmenistan 2020, which serves as the qualifiers for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020, until 5-16 August 2020. Read Also:FIFA considering postponement of World Cup 2022 Qualifiers The upcoming qualifiers for the Olympic Football Tournaments are foreseen to be played as scheduled, with the exception of the women’s Olympic qualifiers play-off between Korea Republic and China PR, which will now take place during the international window of 1-10 June 2020. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub EverWorld’s Most Beautiful Ceilings That Will Take Your Breath Awaylast_img read more

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