* Things that are not of value singly are useful collectively* How often things happen by chance, which you would not dare to hope for* He cracks the nut, but who wishes to have the kernel out of the nut?* What is there of beauty in the piled-up heap (of money)?* That which is not required is dear at a farthing* He who is able to do too much wants to be able to do more than he is able* There are as many thousands of tastes as there are of persons living in this world* So many men, so many opinions; everyone has their own fancy
Cargill has introduced two new stabiliser ranges, said to give manufacturers increased flexibility in the production of icings.Satialgine OGI cold soluble alginate has been developed for direct-use icings, made on-site by bakers and deposited immediately on top of baked goods. For delayed-use icings, a new pectin – Unipectine PG 335 CS stabiliser – has been developed for when icings are produced off-site. It takes the form of pre-prepared icings, and is added to the baked good cold or after reheating. Cargill’s existing range of Lygomme OGI functional systems includes different formulations that, depending on the process, can be used for either direct-use or delayed-use icings.[http://www.cargilltexturizing.com]
Amazon has secured headline sponsorship on The Great British Bake Off’s upcoming second season.Amazon’s biggest UK television purchase yet, the deal is reported to be worth around £5m, according to The Guardian, casting GBBO as one of the most valuable entertainment sponsorships in the UK – in the league of The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. It will take the opportunity to promote its Echo speakers and Alexa voice assistant within the show’s advertisement breaks.GBBO attracted the largest audience among 16- to 34-year-olds of any TV show in the UK last year – one of the retailer’s biggest consumer groups – with the finale reaching 11 million viewers.The sponsorship arrangement includes spin-off programming Bake Off: An Extra Slice, festive episodes, and Bake Off: The Professionals. Channel 4 paid £75m last year to poach the show from the BBC, restarting the series after it had run for seven seasons on the Beeb.Initially, Channel 4 struggled to generate advertiser interest, and ended up splitting its headline sponsorship package between baking brands Dr Oetker and Lyle’s golden syrup, which paid £2m each.The GBBO deal comes as Amazon’s rival Netflix has snapped up the first seven series of the show, making the early seasons available on its service in time for Easter.The second Channel 4 series will be screened later this year. The show’s judges, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, will return alongside hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig.
Tedeschi Trucks Band wrapped up their three-night run at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL last night, delivering yet-another stand-out show to a capacity crowd. The evening was billed as “An Evening With Tedeschi Trucks Band“, meaning they delivered two full sets of music without any opening support.With two sets on the table, the group had the opportunity to dive deep into their catalog of originals and covers, while always keeping it close to home. The first set opened with “Don’t Let Me Slide” by the Derek Trucks Band, leading into “Anyday” by Derek and the Dominos, which included an anthemic “Blue Sky” tease by the Allman Brothers Band. The first set was further highlighted by a newly-introduced cover of Susan Tedeschi‘s 2008 “Butterfly”. The set closed with a raucous “Do I Look Worried” into “I Want More” into Santana‘s “Soul Sacrifice” jam to complete the first portion of the evening.Set two opened with another new cover of “Love Having You Around” by Stevie Wonder, which the 12-piece debuted at their own Sunshine Music Festival in Boca Raton earlier this month. The second set was mostly made up of career-spanning originals, including their new song “Shame” which is expected to appear on their fifth studio effort. The second set closed with a huge “The Storm” jam that led into a barn-burning “Whipping Post” by the Allman Brothers Band.For the encore, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the stage with “A Song For You” by Leon Russell and “Bound For Glory”.Listen to the full audio below, courtesy of Detroit Lightning:Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/27/18I: Don’t Let Me Slide (Derek Trucks Band), Anyday (Derek and the Dominos)–blue sky tease, Shelter, Butterfly (Susan Tedeschi), Don’t Miss Me (Derek Trucks Band), Midnight In Harlem, Do I Look Worried > I Want More > Soul Sacrifice (Santana)II: Love Having You Around (Stevie Wonder), Don’t Drift Away, Made Up Mind, Right On Time, Laugh About It, Shame, I Pity The Fool (Bobby “Blue” Bland), The Storm, Whipping Post (Allman Brothers Band)E: A Song For You (Leon Russell), Bound For Glory[photo: TTB Facebook]Tedeschi Trucks Band have a full winter tour ahead of them, with multi-night runs in Washington DC, Red Bank, Nashville, and more. This summer, the band will hit the road for their annual Wheels of Soul tour with the Marcus King Band and the Drive-By Truckers. See below for TTB’s full itinerary.TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND 2018 TOUR DATESFeb 8 Wilkes-Barre, PA F.M. Kirby CenterFeb 9-10 Washington DC Warner Theatre (4 nights)Feb 13-14 Red Bank, NJ Count BasieFeb 16-17 Washington DC Warner TheatreFeb 20-21 Port Chester, NY Capitol TheatreFeb 23-24 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium (4 nights)Feb 27 Lafayette, LA Heymann Performing Arts CenterFeb 28 Jackson, MS Thalia Mara HallMar 2-3 Nashville, TN Ryman AuditoriumApr 13 Tallahassee, FL Capital City AmphitheatreApr 14 Savannah, GA Savannah Music FestivalTedeschi Trucks Band Itinerary – Wheels of Soul Summer Tour 2018 // With special guests Drive-By Truckers and opener The Marcus King BandJune 29 soon to be announcedJune 30 Tuscaloosa, AL* Tuscaloosa AmphitheaterJuly 1 Charleston, SC* Volvo Car StadiumJuly 3 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts CenterJuly 6 Hartford, CT The Xfinity TheatreJuly 7 Gilford, NH Bank of NH PavilionJuly 8 Mansfield, MA Xfinity CenterJuly 10 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PACJuly 11 soon to be announcedJuly 13 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park @ Walnut CreekJuly 14 soon to be announcedJuly 15 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union AmphitheatreJuly 17 Buffalo, NY ArtparkJuly 18 Burgettstown, PA* KeyBank PavilionJuly 20 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @White River State ParkJuly 21 Detroit, MI Michigan Lottery Amphiteatre @ Freeom HillJuly 22 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music CenterJuly 26 St. Louis, MO* Fox TheatreJuly 28 & 29 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre(*) – new Wheels of Soul markets
Kyle Hill could look at any number of things at the former surface mine on Dale Ridge: the scrubby hillside, the retention ponds built to catch runoff, the crumbling highwall sending truck-sized boulders careening to the mine floor. Instead, when he visits this site in Virginia’s Wise County, Hill sees opportunity—and ducks.“See down there?” Hill asks, aiming his binoculars at a clump of cattails framing a nearby wetland. “That place was just full of ducks last week.”An avid outdoorsman, Hill is a native of Coeburn, a town built around the coal industry in this corner of southwest Virginia. As a student at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Hill has been taking a different look at the many former surface mines that dot the central Appalachian landscape, wondering how they can support populations of game species like waterfowl.While using old mines as a catalyst for wildlife conservation might seem odd, Hill’s approach isn’t happening in a vacuum. A host of efforts is taking a renewed look at former minelands as a linchpin in diversifying Appalachia’s outdoor economy.As many as 1,800 square miles of central Appalachia have been touched by surface mining, a practice where coal is reached by removing the rocks above it rather than using a shaft to reach it underground. This approach has far-reaching impacts, including leaching metal-laden runoff into waterways and eradicating headwater streams and forests. A 2016 study by researchers at Duke University even found that surface mining has altered Appalachian topography, dropping the average slope of mined areas in the mountains by forty percent.While the environmental and social concerns of mining have been well-advertised, surface mines can become forgotten by the public eye once coal extraction has ceased. “The environmental community has done a really good job of communicating how destructive mining is—and for good reason, I think,” says Adam Wells, new economy program manager for Appalachian Voices. “However, it’s not that cut and dry.”Wells stresses that the coal economy’s collapse has opened the door to novel discussions about economic alternatives, including those based around former mines. New funding opportunities have also become available for developing abandoned mineland (AML) features, closed before the passage of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. “That funding could really serve as a catalyst to get some innovative economic development projects going that right now are just good ideas,” Wells says.In 2016, Appalachian Voices and partners released a report identifying 14 AML sites in southwest Virginia that could support projects from solar farms to community parks and trail systems. Their work marks a shift in our collective philosophy of how to deal with former mines, viewing them as less of a permanent liability and more as an opportunity for growth.One of the sites identified in Appalachian Voices’ report is the Norton Riverwalk, a planned trail along the Guest River that will link downtown Norton, Va. to neighborhoods on the city’s eastern end. The project would rehabilitate a decommissioned coal loading site and connect it to a popular multiuse path running along a former mine highwall, which was transformed into a gateway for the city in 2014.Norton’s City Manager, Fred Ramey, believes that the Riverwalk is “perfect” for creating dual environmental and community benefits. “It’s a win-win scenario that will remediate environmental concerns, transform portions of the area into outdoor classrooms, and provide more recreational opportunities,” Ramey says.Nearby, the town of Haysi, Va., is creating a multiuse trail to connect its downtown to Breaks Interstate Park. A nearby coal waste site presents the opportunity for creating a park that would include a put-in for boaters on the Russell Fork.The town of St. Paul, Va.—which hosts a 100-mile trail system built partially on a former surface mine that caters to both ATVs and non-motorized users—has become a model for revitalizing coal economies. Private investment poured into town following the trail system’s 2013 opening, with new businesses catering to visitors and a $7.3 million project renovating a downtown building into a boutique hotel that will open this year.Redeveloping former mines is slow work, and each site comes with a unique set of complex—and expensive—environmental issues. “It’s not hard to look at a reclaimed mountaintop removal site and envision a field of solar panels,” Wells says, “but it’s a little trickier to think about smaller-scale ways to turn these liabilities into assets.” Regardless, a former mine can still hold surprises.Earlier this year, I accompanied Kyle Hill to the mine on Dale Ridge. We arrived just in time to flush a pair of wood ducks that had arrived for the season in one of the mine’s settling ponds. Hill has inventoried almost 15 waterfowl species there this year, including several not previously recorded in this corner of the state.It can be daunting to imagine the site being a haven for birdwatchers or outdoor enthusiasts, but as we stood in the middle of the mine, the ducks caught our eye. Instead of leaving, they flew in a long arc around the fringes of the mine and settled back in the pond once we’d moved on. For them, this was already home.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionMy wife recently inquired from Union College whether it would be OK for our family to use their beautiful campus as a backdrop for a family photo session on Nov. 19. My wife called security and two individuals assured her that it shouldn’t be a problem, but one of them gave her the contact information of an individual to contact to be sure.This individual rudely told my wife that the policy is to request and submit a permit application with a $35 fee to do this. This is absurd, and on principle I refuse to pay this, especially in the demeaning way it was demanded, rather than requested in a nice manner. My family and I have always supported this school, certainly financially, since my son is an alumni — his degree had cost plenty.I know of several people who have used the Nott Memorial and Jackson Gardens and other scenic photo spots on this historic campus as photo backdrops. To my knowledge, they did this without even extending the courtesy that my wife did — without issue or permits. Recently, my wife and I walked the campus to select our favorite spots. We saw security twice, we were taking pictures, all we got was a friendly wave from the security guard.I just hope that this so-called policy, and more importantly, the rude behavior of this individual, is not what Union College has become. We will not use their beautiful grounds for our photo day, nor will we ever financially support this college.Bob VielkindScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
According to the draft, the government and the central bank should establish a “monetary council” that includes members of the Financial System Stability Committee (KSSK) to lead and direct monetary policy and operations.“Since the central bank implemented its inflation-targeting policy in 2006, inflation has remained generally low and supports economic growth, because there is stability,” Anthony went on to say. “This is now being threatened as investors are worried BI will no longer be prudent.”Although the inclusion of additional stakeholders is not unusual and could support consensus-based policy decisions and add a layer of oversight, the proposed amendment is a departure from the normal construct of monetary practice, said Moody’s Investors Service vice president Anushka Shah.“However, the dominant role proposed for representatives of the Ministry of Finance poses the risk that the central bank’s independence will be compromised and that it will no longer be completely insulated from political interference,” she told The Jakarta Post, adding that the rating agency would monitor how the central bank would prioritize its new mandates if “conflicts between these multiple objectives arise.”“We will consider all of these factors in our overall assessment of institutional strength,” she added. The rupiah exchange rate fell significantly on Wednesday as investors worry about the independence of Bank Indonesia (BI) following a proposed bill that would give the government the authority to intervene in monetary policymaking.The rupiah depreciated by more than 1.5 percent to Rp 14,815 per United States dollar earlier on Wednesday, before rebounding to Rp 14,771 by 2:30 p.m. Jakarta time following reports on the central bank bill, which would revise Law No. 23/1999 on Bank Indonesia.“The rupiah is the victim of a harsh bill that could curtail the central bank’s independence,” said Mirae Asset Sekuritas Indonesia economist Anthony Kevin on Wednesday, adding that the central bank’s hard-earned prudent reputation was at stake. Topics : The rupiah has depreciated by 6.38 percent since the beginning of the year, slowly reducing its loss from nearly 20 percent in March and April, when the coronavirus pandemic-induced volatility hit the country’s financial market.The central bank has intervened in the spot market to reduce volatility, according to BI head of monetary management Nanang Hendarsah, Reuters reported.A panel of experts advising the House of Representatives recommended the bill, which obliges the central bank to greater efforts in boosting economic growth, supporting employment and supervising banks.The bill will revise regulations underpinning the central bank’s independence by involving the government in monetary policymaking by allowing the finance minister or other economic ministers to attend monetary policy meetings and cast votes.
JUNE 23 saw the first Heathrow Express Class 332 EMU built by Siemens and CAF handed over to airport operator BAA plc at a ceremony at the new HEx Old Oak Common Train Care facility in west London. BAA Chief Executive Sir John Egan received a three-car set from his Siemens plc counterpart Jürgen Gehrels. Further deliveries will bring the fleet up to 14 four-car units (RG 1.97 p27).With the ’15min every 15min’ service from London Paddington to Heathrow Central not due to start until June 1998, BAA plans to launch an interim ’FastTrain’ operation this autumn, providing an integrated rail/road service using a temporary station at Heathrow Junction. Passengers will transfer, with assistance for heavy luggage, to road coaches for the onward journey to the airport terminals using a dedicated bus lane along the M4 motorway spur. The journey will take 30min, with trains running at 15min intervals. The Railtrack safety case approval process for the Class 332s is expected to be completed by early October, ready for the start of FastTrain services.The fleet will be maintained by Siemens Transportation Systems under a 9-year contract. Technical support will be provided by Interfleet Technology Ltd, which advised BAA on the procurement process.BAA is due to make an announcement within the next few weeks about its proposed second airport service, linking Heathrow to the Channel Tunnel Rail Link terminus at St Pancras. Planned to open in 1999 or 2000 following upgrading and electrification of an existing Railtrack orbital route through northwest London, this would require about 12 extra trains to the same design. oCAPTION: The interior design of the Heathrow Express EMUs was developed for BAA by Design Triangle
Law enforcement officers say a local business fell victim to a hoax active gunman situation last week.With their guns drawn and SWAT gear on, and helicopter and drones flying overhead, the officers entered a Palm Springs business last Thursday prepared to confront what they had been told was a deadly active gunman scenario.Rhonda Oliva, officer manager for Beacon Irrigation and Lighting, says 28-year-old Jeremy Riley had been fired from the business about 30 minutes before the call was made, for showing up to work about an hour late for his second day on the job.He apparently made the hoax 911 call shortly afterward.Deputies arrested Riley that day and charged him with giving a false report of using a firearm in a violent manner.A judge also ordered that he undergo a mental-health evaluation and be held in the Palm Beach County Jail without the possibility of being released on bond.Riley was arrested at his home near the business, according to sheriff’s authorities.Oliva says, “We give them all applause and kudos. We wanted this guy caught and put in jail because it was just obviously wrong. Everyone’s preparing for a hurricane. … That’s the last thing we needed.”She adds that Riley did not appear focused during his first day of work, “but there was nothing that jumped out that said run the other way.” In addition, his background check and references came back clean.According to Oliva, Riley spent his first day working on pools. Another employee called and told her that Riley apparently did not have lunch money, so she had someone pay for his meal. She also paid Riley for the full workday on the spot, to allow him to cover his phone bill.However, Riley showed up late for work the next day, prompting the supervisor to fire him.Within 30 minutes of his termination, 911 dispatchers received the following call:“Yes, I worked at Beacon Irrigation and Lighting and there’s a guy here with a gun.“He’s shooting people, please!”The call then disconnected.As deputies approached the business, they spoke with employees at a neighboring office who alleged that they had heard a gunshot nearby about five minutes earlier. When deputies determined the area was safe, they listened to a voice message that Riley had left on the company’s phone. In it, he says, “I promise you guys will regret it,” he reportedly said in reference to his termination. “Save this phone call. You can use it as evidence. “Karma is a (expletive).” Records show that Riley’s phone was pinging nearby, which indicates that he was probably still in the immediate area as the deputies surrounded the business.“It was horrific,” Oliva says. She adds, “I don’t think I’ll ever forget that.”
The Palm Beach police department responded to the area of Bahama Lane on Saturday morning after receiving a report of a possible immigrant boat landing.Police say 9 immigrants were detained and turned over to U.S. Border Patrol agents.