This year’s Bakers’ Fair Summer 2012 at Kempton Park Racecourse attracted hundreds of bakers from across the country to talk to ingredients and equipment manufacturers, watch live demos and presentations, and take part in the National Association of Master Bakers’ (NAMB) bakery competitions.Awards were presented to winners and runners up on the day by television personality Anthea Turner and NAMB chairman Mike Holling.REGISTER FOR BAKERS’ FAIR AUTUMN 2012The next Bakers’ Fair will take place at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate on Sunday 7 October 2012. To register in advance, please click here.www.bakersfair.co.ukYouTube link: http://youtu.be/3QXbFB1dPxUMusic: Dans un petit verre d’eau by Lohstana David (Creative Commons licence)
Read Full Story Harvard School of Public Health Dean Julio Frenk discussed changes in the field of public health since the School’s founding a century ago in a December 3, 2013 article for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s NewPublicHealth blog. The article is one of several on the blog focusing on HSPH’s Centennial.“The 100 years that have passed since the School of Public Health was founded are not just any 100 years—they’re the 100 years with the most intense transformations in health in human history,” Frenk told NewPublicHealth. “We have seen a more than doubling of life expectancy since the school was founded. Around 1900, the global average for life expectancy was 30 years. At the end of the century, the global average was about 65 years. It more than doubled in the 20th century, and that increase has continued with some setbacks, most notably the AIDS epidemic in [Sub-]Saharan Africa. And we have had a qualitative shift not just in the level of mortality, but in the causes of death. So we went from a preponderance of acute infections to now a predominance of mostly chronic non-communicable diseases, and that’s an incredible transition.”
The reenactment is the first of several anniversary events being planned by Revolution 250, a consortium of public history, cultural tourism, and not-for-profit organizations formed specifically to celebrate the anniversary of the American Revolution and Boston’s seminal role in the in the momentous era.Photos by Gerri Palladino.*Advertisement* Long Wharf was once again the site of a landing of British troops, as re-enactors commemorated the 250th anniversary when the seven-year occupation of Boston began in 1768. A Revolution 250 event, “Boston Occupied: An Insolent Parade” featured over 150 Redcoat actors who occupied downtown Boston over the weekend. After landing, the British marched to Boston Common where they setup an encampment. In the evening, the Redcoats were seen occupying streets, restaurants, bars and hotel lobbies in the area, before retiring to their encampment on the Common. Enjoy this photo gallery of the event by Gerri Palladino.