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Lower-salt bread demand prompts wheat research

first_imgPressure on plant bakers to meet the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) 2012 salt targets has prompted new research into the role different wheat varieties could play in producing lower-salt bakery products.Campden BRI and wheat breeder RAGT, along with a UK plant baker, its milling arm and several other companies, are funding a four-year PhD student at Birmingham University to look into whether certain wheat varieties are better suited to manufacturing lower salt bread and bakery products on high-speed lines. RAGT has already carried out predictive bread-making tests at its Cambridge lab using rheological equipment to test the elasticity of reduced-salt doughs made from flour from various wheat breeds. The doughs need to meet the FSA’s 2012 target of 1% salt in bread, and wheat varieties both on and outside the Recommended List have been tested.“It’s early days at the moment, but we’ve found that some wheats actually perform better in doughs when salt levels are reduced,” said Julie Seekings, RAGT’s cereals analytical manager. “This would indicate that there are certain wheat varieties that are better suited to making lower-salt bakery products.”The long-term solution may be to breed wheats that produce an improved balance of elasticity and extensibility in doughs, which could better handle salt reductions and the demands of high-speed processing, she said. The PhD project is due to start in September.last_img read more

Genius announces new CSR partnership

first_imgThe number one gluten-free bakery brand in Britain, Genius Gluten Free, has announced a new CSR partnership with social enterprise Allergy Adventures, to educate schoolchildren about food allergies and intolerances.The new partnership follows research commissioned by Genius Gluten Free, which revealed a significant lack of knowledge and understanding among UK schoolchildren aged 7 – 11 when it comes to food, ingredients and food allergies.The research showed that 80% of British schoolchildren now have a classmate with an allergy, but over half (51%) of the children surveyed claimed to have never been taught about food allergies by a teacher.Genius Gluten Free founder Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne commented: “We are delighted to be working with Allergy Adventures to help children across the country gain a better understanding in a fun and engaging way.She added: “It is so important that children learn about where their food comes from and different dietary requirements from a young age, and it’s equally important they are aware of the symptoms associated with different food allergies.”The new partnership comes after Genius Gluten Free was awarded The Sunday Times Fast Track ‘Ones to Watch’ award in June 2016.Genius Foods is the gluten-free category leader in the UK, with targets of £65m sales in 2016.last_img read more

And our host is… TV star Stephen Mulhern

first_imgTV presenter and all-round entertainer Stephen Mulhern is to host this year’s Baking Industry Awards ceremony.Stephen is one of the most in-demand television presenters today; with a string of smash hit television shows including Catchphrase and Britain’s Got More Talent.As well as his TV career, Stephen is an experienced all-round entertainer, having performed his own magic and one-man variety shows up and down the country for the past 12 years. He even has a BAFTA Award under his belt.His unique style of comedy and presentation has made him one of the best-loved presenters in the country, having performed for some of the most recognised people in the world, including Her Majesty The Queen.Simon Cowell has publicly said that what Stephen does is “amazing”, and ITV agree he is one of their major family entertainment stars.This year’s Baking Industry Awards will begin with a champagne reception that will be followed by a three-course dinner. Then comes the awards ceremony, hosted by Stephen and recognising the winning businesses, individual and products in 10 categories.Don’t miss out on this premier networking event – book your tickets now!How to book tickets:When: Wednesday 5 SeptemberWhere: Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, LondonTickets: £290 a ticket / table of 10: £2,625 / half table of five: £1,350Tickets sell out, so apply early to [email protected] or tel: 01293 846593(Finalists and a guest attend free)last_img read more

Tackling the Needs of Your Office-Based Customers

first_imgAs workplaces have evolved, so have the workforces that use them. Several distinct worker personas have emerged, each with its own demands for specific hardware, software and services. We think it’s time your customers knew more about them.By understanding these personas, your sales team can quickly identify the types of people your customers employ, what their needs are, and what technology is right for them. Dell EMC has identified two personas in the office: desk-centric workers and “corridor warriors”. Let’s check out what offerings from the Dell Technologies portfolio suit their working needs.Desk-Centric UsersDesk-centric employees predominantly use a desktop PC because they perform specific roles and need a fixed environment for functional, security, or compliance reasons.Our technologies provide a comprehensive desk-centric user experience. Take the Dell OptiPlex, for example. It’s a desk-based system using Microsoft Windows 10 Pro with a choice of form factors and mounting options to personalise a workspace. Alternatively, Dell Wyse terminals can provide the end-point for a complete thin client solution. Along with, Dell VDI Complete, which brings together the front- and back-end infrastructure to create a fully validated desktop-virtualization bundle, organizations can rapidly deploy desktop virtualization much quicker than ever before.For a real-world example of how one of our customers supports its desk-centric users, read Meituan-Dianping’s case study. This Shanghai group-buying deals company turned to Dell EMC for hardware provisioning and saw a boost in IT productivityCorridor WarriorsClient devices are critical in helping corridor warriors receive the best possible experience. They’re rarely in one place for long. They pound the office floors, flitting from meetings to brainstorming sessions and using every available collaboration space.To meet their needs, we recommend the Dell Latitude 7000 Series 2-in-1, a Windows 10 Pro notebook that doubles as a tablet – perfect for those who are on the move. In addition, ProDeploy Plus enables fast deployment with preconfigured collaboration software —such as Microsoft SharePoint and the cloud-based Office 365.The widespread move of IT services to the cloud suits this persona perfectly. Our servers are built to work seamlessly with the Microsoft Azure stack so when these mobile users are working, they receive the same secure software environment continuously.A real-life story of corridor warriors in action is The Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), which employs over 1,100 researchers working across eight sites, and each with two workspaces on average. Read our case study to understand how the largest non-university research institute in Austria matched its workers with the right Dell EMC technology.Our ApproachTechnology has a huge potential to help organizations transform their workplaces, and by extension, transform their people’s working lives. We believe that approaching workers as personas is a critical part of workplace transformation, providing personalized products for how employees work today and in the future.We’ll take care of the solutions, so you can take care of your customers.Read the Desk-Centric Users and Corridor Warriors guides, as well as others, here.We’ve also created related emails here, on our new Digital Marketing Platform so that your marketing teams can quickly get these guides into the hands of your customers. The guides explain how to maximize the productivity of their employees through the right choices from our end-to-end portfolio.If you don’t have access to the Digital Marketing Platform, please register here.last_img read more

USDA Teaching Award

first_img The associate professor’s ability to inspire students and instill a new social consciousness has made her classes popular with students across the UGA campus and has won her national recognition. Students taking Maria Navarro’s classes are likely to come away with more than just knowledge of international agriculture. They tend to have a new concern about the health and wellbeing of the world’s population. She uses her experience to build a curriculum for her courses that invites students to look critically at their own worldviews and see how their lives affect people around the world, Akin wrote in his nomination letter for his former teacher. She recently accepted the New Teacher Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of the National Awards Program for Excellence in College and University Teaching in Food and Agricultural Sciences. She was one of two early career agriculture professors to receive the award at a meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in Denver, Colo. Before coming to the UGA as an assistant professor in 2005, Navarro worked on agricultural development projects in North Africa. “As an international affairs major, I had never really considered the importance of agriculture in global issues,” wrote 2012 UGA graduate Jeremy Akin, a former Fulbright Research Fellow to Uganda who took Navarro’s international agricultural development course in 2008. “Uncovering the link between rural agricultural development and violent conflict in Dr. Navarro’s class has undeniably influenced my academic and professional career. … I honestly doubt if I would have ever considered (much less come to value) the crucial role of agriculture in a community’s sense of security without Dr. Navarro’s skill in daring students to connect the dots.” “Dr. Navarro brings a social conscience to her classes that has changed the way her students view the world,” said J. Scott Angle, dean and director of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “She has been a champion for promoting diversity and globalization among our students. Dr. Navarro stands apart as a junior faculty member in that her impact on teaching has been campus-wide.” Navarro’s courses, including one entitled “Reflections on Fighting Hunger and International Agriculture Development,” have attracted students from many disciplines across UGA to think differently about agriculture. The USDA New Teacher Award recognizes undergraduate professors who demonstrate “sustained, meritorious and exceptional teaching” and who have been teaching for less than seven consecutive years. In her tenure at UGA, Navarro has been recognized by the UGA Student Government Association as an outstanding teacher and by UGA President Michael F. Adams with UGA’s Fulfilling the Dream Award that honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to justice and equality.last_img read more

Vermont’s GetEducated.com ranks online MBAs

first_imgGetEducated.com, LLC, an online education research firm that reviews and ranks accredited online university degree programs, has released its 2010 Rankings of Best Buys in Online MBAs, Regionally Accredited. According to GetEducated’s online university rankings, graduate students should be prepared to pay as little as $6,750 or as much as $68,400 for a regionally accredited graduate degree in business administration (MBA). Average cost for a regionally accredited online MBA: $22,924. GetEducated.com found 51 regionally accredited online MBA programs charging less than the average cost. Its top 10 Best Buys all charged below $14,000.Which schools charged the most for a distance MBA? Which charged the least? What other online MBA trends are notable? Click here for more information about GetEducated.com’s 2010 Online MBA (Regionally Accredited) rankings._______________________________________________________________________________About GetEducated.com, LLCGetEducated.com is owned by distance education experts whose mission is to help consumers get educated about quality online university degrees. The online education experts review, rate and rank accredited distance degrees nationwide for cost, quality and credibility. The firm’s comprehensive online university directory features the only verified online student reviews on the Web.Source: GetEducated.com. Essex Junction, VT, May 5, 2010 —last_img read more

Danish Wind Power Meets 44 Percent Of Demand For All Of 2017

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Numbers have just come out this week from the Danish energy organization [showing that] wind turbines delivered power equivalent to 43.6 percent of Denmark’s electricity consumption in 2017. This is a new milestone in the effort to transition the energy supply system in the country to be carbon neutral.2017 ended in a stormy December…and the year totaled an output of about 14,700 GWh…a new record year for wind in Denmark. Although wind turbines deliver a steadily increasing share of the Danish electricity supply, that does not mean that the number of turbines increases. On the contrary, today there are about 20% fewer wind turbines in Denmark than in 2001, when the number of wind turbines peaked. In 2017, about 6,100 wind turbines were in service according to the Danish Energy Authority.The turbines have become bigger and more efficient.Overall, capacity in Denmark has more than doubled since 2001, with today’s 5.3 GW wind capacity installed on land and water. By 2020, wind is expected to reach 50 percent of the electricity consumption in the country. In total, renewable energy, including solar and sustainable biomass, will cover 80 percent of electricity consumption in Denmark.More: Denmark Smashes All Previous Wind Energy Records In 2017 Danish Wind Power Meets 44 Percent Of Demand For All Of 2017last_img read more

Trail Mix – June 2015

first_img 5:12 3:22 2:36 Black Motel Chubby Knuckle Choir Please Baby Please The Revelers The Light Uncle Lucius Parade Nyx 3:55 2:54 I’ve Got To Leave You Now Darrell Scott Mind the Gap Instant Empire Black Rat Woody Pines Gates of Dawn Heartless Bastards Oh Darlin’ Kaia Kater 4:21 Violin Amos Lee Never Heard The Storm Jesse Terry 3:21 Danger The Railsplitters 3:53 4:20 Fair Share Blues The Honey Dewdrops 3:28 Baby Please Don’t Go Grant Dermody Little Bitty Dreams Will Hoge Audio PlayerWoody PinesBlack RatUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:01 2:57 4:30 Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. Will Hoge makes his Trail Mix debut with yet another tune determined to make you cry.Not too many musicians make me cry on a regular basis, but Will Hoge sure does.A couple years ago, a good friend of mine shared with me this video of Will singing “Trying To Be A Man.” Being a father of three, this tune crawled inside me and turned my innards upside down. With no shame, I share that was a puddled mess by the end, and even now the sheer emotion of the tune brings a gasp or two each time I listen.Will Hoge makes his first appearance on Trail Mix this month with “Little Bitty Dreams,” yet another yank-at-your-heart-strings ditty about balancing big time love with big time aspirations.This month’s mix is just rich with amazing tunes. Amos Lee makes his Trail Mix debut with a song recorded at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony, as do mother and son duo Madisen Ward & Mama Bear. Darrell Scott releases a record of tunes written by a good friend (and songwriting buddy) who died way too young after fighting pancreatic cancer. Chris Robinson, one of my favorite front men ever, arrives with a brand new track with his band, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood. The Revelers – one of the best Cajun bands out there – is featured, as are Woody Pines, Tellico, and The Honey Dewdrops, three bands with Asheville roots. The mix gets gritty with Heartless Bastards, grassy with The Railsplitters, jazzy with the Charlie Hunter Trio, and funky with Turkuaz.Where else can you find this kind of music for free?Be sure to check out brand new tracks from Annabelle’s Curse, Sour Bridges, Instant Empire, Rhett Miller, Jamie Lin Wilson of The Trishas, Nyx, Grant Demody, Chubby Knuckle Choir, Barna Howard, Round Eye, The Budrows, Jami Lynn, Jesse Terry, Kaia Kater, Reina Del Cid, and Earnest Lovers.Be sure to pay attention to the Trail Mix blog this month. Chats with Darrell Scott, Jerry Lawson, Woody Pines, and Uncle Lucius are on tap. Also, if you are on Twitter, make sure to follow Trail Mix @BRO_trailmix. And, as always, get out and buy some of the great music these artists are sharing with you for free. Thank them for supporting Trail Mix by throwing some money your way. These great independent artists surely appreciate it. Indiana Rose Barna Howard 3:01 5:28 4:32 Sweet Annie Reina Del Cid 4:38 3:52 2:36 Tiptoe Through The Crypto Turkuaz 4:21 No Bad Whiskey The Budrows 3:36 Wine Jerry Lawson 2:37 Fine Life Sour Bridges 4:30 Just Some Things (Featuring Wade Bowen) Jamie Lin Wilson 4:48 Can’t Go Home Again Tellico 5:13 5:21 3:03 Still Missing You Earnest Lovers 3:25 5:18 Silent Movies Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear City Livin’ Round Eye 5:00 Lovedrunk Desperadoes Annabelle’s Curse Most In The Summertime Rhett Miller 3:44 Shore Power Chris Robinson Brotherhood Coyote, Why Ya Been Lookin’ so Thin? Jami Lynn Embed These People? Charlie Hunter Trio (Featuring Bobby Previte & Curtis Fowlkes) 3:38last_img read more

Trail Mix | David Childers

first_imgI first heard of David Childers seven years ago. A disc by the Overmountain Men, a side project involving Avett Brothers bassist Bob Crawford, ended up in my mailbox. Childers was featured prominently on the record and, considering that Crawford was a fan, I figured I should be paying attention, too.Childers, a former attorney prone to painting, poetry, and songwriting, proved worthy of my notice. 2014’s Serpents of Reformation is an incredible experimental take on gospel music, and it includes two of my favorite renditions of “Gospel Plow” and “Woman At The Well.” I am also a big fan of Room #23, recorded with his band, The Modern Don Juans.This month, Childers returns with Run Skeleton Run, released last week on the Ramseur label. This collection of tunes is typical Childers, with forays into vintage country, bluegrassy folk, and even some crunchy guitar rock. Throughout, each track is punctuated by Childers’ raspy growl. His eclecticism is something I appreciate about Childers’ approach to music and songwriting. With his music career picking up speed later in life, Childers isn’t afraid to cover all the bases, and he covers them all pretty darned well.Childers was kind enough to take some time recently to chat about the new record, growing older, and his interest in painting.BRO – Scott Avett is a big fan of your music and is featured on your new album, and Bob Crawford is a producer and your colleague in Overmountain Men. Does that make you an Avett cousin? Perhaps a favorite uncle?DC – I am a proud member of the Avett’s extended family, much like the old Scottish clans, where the families draw in other other families against the tides of adversity and challenge they faced. Of course, I can also be regarded as a “Dutch uncle,” but they’ve done a lot for me, especially Bob Crawford. More than I could ever do for them, and I pledged my fealty to them long ago. Their friendship and support have been gifts from God.BRO – Tell me about the last painting you finished?DC – I paint multiple pieces at one time. It started with just not wanting to waste paint, but I tend to be frugal and use every drop of paint I can. So I just finished an album cover for a piano pumping honky tonk lady in Ohio named Rachel Brown, a picture of a man and two ladies lying on the beach and relaxing in the sun, a picture of a formal party on a coastline with a violent red sky off in the distance, and a picture of Jesus and two of His disciples on the road after the crucifixion. I’ve got five more waiting on me to finish them.BRO – We are featuring “Run Skeleton Run” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?DC – I was painting a picture of a skeleton on a big piece of plywood and I just thought it would look cool to have some script on it, much like Robert Childers does in a lot of his pieces. The phrase “run skeleton run” popped in my head because the skeleton looked like it was running. I remembered hearing a great aunt tell the bloody bones story when I was a kid, and my imagination took off. Next thing I know, I’m sitting in front of the four track cassette records I use to write, laying the song down as it is now. It’s really fun to play, and little kids go crazy when they hear it. I like that. There’s a cool video out there done by Robert Childers and Corey Zeigler.BRO – I am intrigued about the fear you once felt of growing older. What kind of reassurances would the you of today offer the younger you in order to assuage those fears?DC – I went to Catholic school as a kid and learning about hell and eternity and it scared me. I never was very religious, though, until I hit my early 50s and got really exhausted and sick. I felt mortality closing in and it made me take stock of a lot of things, including my spiritual state, which translates into one’s mental, emotional, and physical health. I really can’t advise anyone else on how to live or how to feel. People have to learn their own lessons in life and grow wiser. Or not. I don’t know if I am wiser than I was, although I’m certainly older, but I have tried to take care of my body by eating right, getting sleep, and loving all I can and being as positive as much as I can. I’ve tried to take care of my spirit and emotional health by living as honestly as I can, although that’s hard sometimes, but it’s always worth it in the end. Body, mind, and spirit all work together. Cultivate evil and you will receive evil. Good generates good.BRO – Bigger challenge . . . writing a compelling legal brief or composing a song that moves you?DC – I have written a lot of briefs in the last fifteen years, but since things have developed in a more positive way with my music, I have turned in my law license and I will never write another one. It’s serious business and hard work. There is no room for slack or imprecise language. It required much more than writing. like a thorough knowledge of what you were writing about, and facts, evidence, law, and precedent at law. Overlying that is the knowledge that someone else is going to receive help – or not – depending on how well you do your job. Writing songs is nothing like that. Nobody gets screwed if  don’t write a good, persuasive song. There’s just no comparison. I work my songs for a long time before I trot them out to people’s ears, but that is nothing like the pressure involved in preparing a good legal brief!This month, we offer you a David Childers double whammy. Featured on Trail Mix is the title track of David Childers’ new record, “Run Skeleton Run.” And, this week, Trail Mix offers up the world premiere of the new video for “Belmont Ford.Check it out now!Belmont Ford from Cracker Farm on Vimeo.You can catch David Childers this weekend in Lexington, North Carolina, at High Rock Outfitters. For more information on Childers, his tour schedule, or how you can get a copy of Run Skeleton Run, be sure to visit his website.And make sure to check out the title track from Childers’ new record, along with new tunes from Pokey Lafarge, Yonder Mountain String Band, Charlie Worsham, and more on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

Observations from YMC’s Stand-In CEO

first_imgWhen the big man with the spiky hair leaves to travel on business, it’s in my paws to run the office at Your Marketing Co. It took a while to get used to the different personalities, but I think I’ve got them figured out.In my few months here, I’ve learned a few things about employee morale. At first I thought my humans were dim-witted, but I’ve come to learn that they are smarter and more complex than I initially believed.Here’s what I have learned:Always share. “Sharing” is a human word that I’ve recently learned. Whether it’s ideas, toys or food, sharing is a way to bond with coworkers. My humans always provide their pens, keys and dangling headphones for me to play with. I don’t think they’ve realized that everything belongs to me, but I’m willing to share. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more