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The Domino effect

first_imgSupermarkets are increasingly issuing challenges to food manufacturers to improve the accuracy of the date coding and labelling of their products. The baking industry is no exception and bread manufacturers are being asked to apply vital data, such as batch codes and date codes, directly on to the bread bags, to ensure effective traceability throughout the product’s life cycle.According to Gordon Wood, category technical manager of bakery at Tesco, automating the coding and labelling process is the way forward to eliminating incorrect date coding and packaging errors. “Speaking from experience in a number of categories, I believe you can never eliminate coding and packaging errors on products unless you remove the risks associated with human intervention. So ultimately, we would like to see intelligent, automated date coding and bar-code scanning systems, which will prevent the incorrect date codes and ‘wrong product in the wrong package’ scenarios.” Cambridge-based supplier of coding and labelling systems Domino UK has introduced new features to its A200 continuous inkjet coder to enable direct coding of data onto the ends of the bread bags. Traditionally, most traceability information is coded on to the small label that is used to tie and seal the bread bags. However, once this tie is removed or lost, product traceability is also lost. The new Domino application coding onto the bag itself means that the code is permanent and cannot be removed or misplaced.The A200 bread coder is now available with Domino’s recently launched environmentally-friendly ink formulation, the 191BK ink. This is ketone- and methanol-free and its low taint, low odour content makes it ideal for printing on immediate food wrapping in accordance with European legislation, without any contamination to the consumable inside.Mr Wood continues: “Direct coding on to the ends of bread packaging has a number of advantages, both for supermarkets and customers. Supermarkets can increase availability with quicker shelf fill, with a reduction in direct product handling and staff costs. For the customer, the product reaches the shelves more quickly and is fresher, with less manual handling and less potential for product damage. They can see at a glance the best-before date codes on the bread, and the permanent nature of this coded packaging ensures the best-before code is not lost once the bread is opened.”Domino UK has also improved the software capabilities of its A200 bakery coding solution to take into account the 24-hour shift patterns of bakeries, by allowing 24-hour running of batch coding without confusing between two different days, thus making operations as simple as possible. The software allows night production, which usually runs over two days from 9pm to 6am, but the code maintains the same date and time information. The enhanced A200 also offers an adjusted solvent recovery system designed to minimise solvent consumption in warm production environments such as bakeries. The enhanced A200 bread coder also offers temperature-controlled print heads for optimum ink stability and quick dry time, high-quality coding of up to four lines of code in several formats including text, logos, automatic serial or batch numbering, as well as real-time clocks.last_img read more

News story: Motorcyclists encouraged to make their riding more enjoyable

first_img DVSA’s priority is to help you through a lifetime of safe riding. You’re never too experienced to learn more safety skills, and the DVSA enhanced rider scheme is all about helping make a ride out even more enjoyable. While experience and riding regularly help, there’s no substitute for the training, advice and tips you’ll get from an expert trainer. 5,872 motorcyclists were killed or seriously injured in 2016 During the same time, 16,785 motorcycles were involved in all reported accidents.Taking extra training can help reduce the risk of being involved in a collision, and make any ride out more enjoyable. The DVSA enhanced rider scheme includes modules on topics including: Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road usersIn 2016, 319 motorcyclists died in incidents on Great Britain’s roads, and 5,553 were seriously injured. Serious injuries include things like a broken neck or back, severe head injuries and internal injuries. Helping you through a lifetime of safe ridingMark Winn, DVSA Chief Driving Examiner, said:center_img defensive riding and hazard awareness progress and use of speed effective braking techniques The DVSA enhanced rider scheme is a voluntary scheme to help motorcyclists get more from their riding.You’re never too good, and the DVSA enhanced rider scheme lets you improve the skills that will help make your riding safer and more fun.How the scheme worksYou book an appointment with an expert trainer. The trainers are passionate bikers who want to share their experience and advice to help you get more from your riding.You’ll go for a ride out with them for between 1 and 2 hours. This is so they can see what you’re good at and any areas you might be able to improve.If you don’t need any training, there’s nothing more to do. You’ll be sent a DVSA enhanced rider scheme certificate.But if you do need some training, you’ll work with your trainer on a personalised training plan. When you’ve done the training, you’ll be sent a DVSA enhanced rider scheme certificate.The cost of the scheme is set by individual trainers. Some local councils also offer a subsidy to help with the cost. Check with your trainer or local council. Find a DVSA enhanced rider scheme trainerlast_img read more

Members of The Disco Biscuits, TAB, Nth Power, TAUK, Motet To Join Forces For The Funk Sessions In Denver

first_imgUPDATE 5/20/19:Organist/keyboardist Deshawn Alexander (The Marcus King Band) will be putting together his own D-Vibes Watermelon Funk outfit for a sweet and juicy support set at tomorrow night’s Funk Sessions. Alexander is no stranger to the Sessions, as he has sat in and guested on occasion in the past. Expect additional guests to be joining throughout the night._______________________________________________________________________Live For Live Music‘s The Funk Sessions keep rolling on! Last night, at Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver, CO, Lettuce drummer Adam Deitch put on an absolute clinic at his April edition of the monthly residency. With that performance now in the books, next up is the fifth installment on Tuesday, May 21st at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom. At the May edition of The Funk Sessions, recent Colorado transplant and TAUK drummer Isaac Teel will lead a killer squad featuring bassist Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band/Ghosts of the Forest) on trumpet/vocals, Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power) on guitar/vocals, Joey Porter (The Motet) on keys, and Nicholas Gerlach (Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics) on sax. (Tickets available here).While Isaac Teel is perhaps best known as the drummer for instrumental rock fusion quartet TAUK, his abilities as a musician exceed his role behind the kit. Teel dropped his own solo album, Gentlemen’s Day, back in 2017 (under his first and middle name, Isaac Sinclair). The album saw Isaac mix his Gospel roots with R&B, blues, Afro-Cuban beats, and more into his own version of Urban Soul. He has also garnered a reputation for his smooth, soulful vocals, which he’s showed off during various special collaborative shows over the years. On this year’s Jam Crusie, he led the final session in the Jam Room featuring his TAUK bandmates as well as members of The Motet, Turkuaz, The U.N., The Nth Power, and more, propelled by the obscenely talented rhythmic one-two punch of himself and Star Kitchen drummer Marlon Lewis. The session also saw Teel welcome Kamasi Washington, Deshawn Alexander, Alison Shearer and more for covers of pop and R&B favorites like Destiny’s Child‘s “Jumpin’, Jumpin’”, Justin Timberlake‘s “Señorita”, Thundercat‘s “Them Changes”, and more. You can expect the same sort of soulful fare when Isaac leads The Funk Sessions next month. Check out some clips from Teel’s Jam Cruise 17 Jam Room session below: Marc Brownstein has been dropping bass bombs on the masses for almost 25 years with jam and trance-fusion titans The Disco Biscuits. His recent foray into a more funk-oriented atmosphere with side project, Star Kitchen, has proven that the bassist continues to finely tune his own ever-expanding musical acumen. With the Biscuits in town their annual Bisco Inferno run featuring a 2-night run at the Ogden Theatre followed by a Red Rocks performance with PNUMA Live later that week, why not throw in an early-in-the-week round of The Funk Sessions?As a longtime member of Trey Anastasio Band, Jennifer Hartswick has become one of the leading women in the jam and funk scenes, with an undeniable stage presence and ability to steal the show on both trumpet and vocals. She has kept plenty busy in various different projects over the years, including her recent tour with Trey’s latest new project, Ghosts of the Forest. Nick Cassarino, who came up playing with Big Daddy Kane’s band and later went on to form The Nth Power, lives, breathes, bleeds, and plays soul unlike any other. Hartswick and Cassarino are no strangers to each other, as they recently debuted their own duo project, touring around the nation and bringing plenty of passionate musical healing from city to city.  Holding down the local Colorado side of the crew alongside Teel will be The Motet keyboard wizard Joey Porter, making a return appearance at The Funk Sessions, as will the man, myth, and legend himself, saxophonist Nicholas Gerlach. With this powerful crew of musicians on deck, the May edition of The Funk Sessions is a perfect precursor to your Colorado Disco Biscuits weekend.Below, you can get a taste of the magic of The Funk Sessions with a full pro-shot video of April’s Adam Deitch-hosted The Funk Sessions from last night:The Funk Sessions #4 w/ Adam Deitch, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Garrett Sayers, Wil Blades, Dominic Lalli, & More – 4/23/19 – Full VideoTickets for the May edition of Live For Live Music’s The Funk Sessions on Tuesday, May 21st at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom are currently on sale and available here.**SHOW INFO**Artist:  Live For Live Music Presents The Funk Sessions ft. Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Isaac Teel (TAUK), Jennifer Hartswick (TAB), Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power), Joey Porter (The Motet), Nicholas Gerlach (Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics) + Support TBADate: Tuesday – May 21st, 2019Venue: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom (2637 Welton St, Denver, CO)Ages: 16+Time: Doors 7pm / Show 8pmTICKETS: $15adv / $20doslast_img read more

Growing Business.

first_img“The prolonged drought that began in 1998 will likely have immediate and negative effects on industry revenues and profits,” Landry said. “However, assuming the general economic climate continues to be favorable and real incomes keep growing, the demand for services may actually increase.”A complete report on the survey, “An Economic Profile of the Professional Turfgrass and Landscape Industry in Georgia,” can be viewed and downloaded at www.ces.uga.edu/pubs/PDF/RR672.pdf. As the state’s population continues to grow, more and more Georgians are becoming homeowners, and bankers aren’t the only ones prospering. The population boom is a driving force behind the growth of Georgia’s turf and landscape industry.”One of the beneficiaries of the 15 percent population growth (1.16 million people) in Georgia between 1990 and 1998 has been the turf grass and landscape industry,” said Gil Landry, a turf grass specialist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”This industry is a large component of the larger urban agriculture industry that has evolved in Georgia,” Landry said.Turf, Landscape Firms SurveyedTo document the economic size and importance of the industry, Landry and UGA economist Wojciech Florkowski surveyed turf and landscape firms. Responses to the 1999 survey were based on the 1998 business year.The two surveyed 245 firms in cooperation with the Metropolitan Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association (MALTA), the Georgia Turfgrass Association (GTA), Georgia Turfgrass Foundation Trust (GTFT) and Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA).The survey showed that the industry is relatively young, with 61 percent of the companies less than 11 years old. “This indicates that the industry has grown rapidly,” Landry said.Big BusinessMost of these firms earn more than $200,000 per year, with 28 percent reporting revenues of more than $1 million. Most (58 percent) also spent more than $100,000 on labor.”The majority of firms (54 percent) employed at least six people full-time year-round,” Florkowski said. “Nearly half (49 percent) reported a similar level of seasonal employment.”Firms with more than 10 employees were more likely to hire helppermanently rather than seasonally. In 7 percent of the firms, labor expenditures exceeded $1 million.With about 5,000 year-round or seasonal employees and more than 500 part-time workers, the surveyed firms’ labor bill approached $60 million.Big Effect on Economy”This level of spending has a considerable effect on Georgia’s economy,” Florkowski said. “This is primarily a service industry, and labor costs affect profitability, pricing strategies and competitiveness.”Other survey results: More than 40 percent of the firms spent more than $50,000 on plant material, and nearly another 30 percent spent at least $10,000.The firms spent $5.85 million on sod, with about 60 percent spending more than $10,000.About 75 percent spent less than $5,000 a year on pesticides, most of that to control weeds.The second most often used chemicals were insecticides. Landry credits this to the fight against fire ants.The average firm services 100 acres, with 40 percent getting more than three-fourths of their revenue from home accounts.last_img read more

Kaká: “I Enjoy Playing in Spain More Than in Italy”

first_imgBy Dialogo January 14, 2010 Ricardo “Kaká,” a Brazilian forward and newly-signed player for Real Madrid, coming from Milan, declared that he feels “more comfortable playing in Spain,” in an interview with radio station Cadena SER. “I enjoy it more here than in Italy because this is a more open, technically richer soccer. Italian soccer, on the other hand, is more tactical,” affirmed Kaká, who also spoke about some of his comrades. “Cristiano Ronaldo is great, a phenomenal player, and a very gracious person. We’re friends, and we talk about everything. He’s a phenomenon, just like Raúl, whom I ask a lot of questions about Madrid and about Spain.” The Brazilian also referred to his goal for this season, in which his preference is to win the European title with his team. “I prefer winning the Champions to winning the league. It’s the most important tournament, and it would be a dream come true to win it at Bernabéu Stadium,” said Kaká, who thinks that the team “grew a lot following our defeat by Barcelona, since we realized that we were capable of beating the best team in the world.” In addition, the forward said that he “feels totally recovered” from the pubalgia that has kept him off the playing field for a month and a half. “I’ve been playing with pain for seven months, but thank God, it doesn’t hurt anymore. On Sunday I was able to play almost seventy minutes without pain. I know that people were expecting much more from me, but the pubalgia has limited me a lot (…). “Even so, despite not doing things too well, I’ve been the player with the most assists,” Kaká said. Finally, he reviewed the way in which he understands religion. “I give part of my salary to my community. I am very radical in my values, and I don’t negotiate them with anyone (…). I’ve had many experiences with God that have left their mark on me, but I single out two: my wife got pregnant six months after we were told that we couldn’t have children, and when I was eighteen, I broke my sixth vertebra, and the doctors told me that it was a miracle that I could walk,” Kaká explained. Ricardo Ízecson Dos Santos Leite, “Kaká,” joined Real Madrid this summer, coming from Milan, and since then, due to a painful injury, has not been able to perform at his highest level.last_img read more

How to fully recharge on your day off

first_imgWhen you have a day away from the office, how do you use your time? Do you stay in bed all day, run errands, or take a day trip? It can be hard for many of us to turn off our work and step away when we have a day off. But, it’s vital you remember to take care of yourself and truly take some personal time. You may think that vegging out and binging Netflix is the best way to relax, but actually there are other ways you can be productive and also fully relax and recharge those batteries.Get up and goAre you planning to run some errands on your day off? If so, your best option is to get up, get ready, and run your errands first thing. That way you aren’t spending the whole day doing things that you may not find particularly enjoyable. This is also a great way to avoid larger crowds and busy traffic that can occur during lunch hours or after work. Remember to not push yourself too hard, though; it’s okay if you don’t get every single thing done in one day.Quiet downA typical workplace can be quite noisy, even smaller offices with fewer employees. Take some time on your day off to really quiet down and tune out the noise around you. Even if you’re not one to meditate, just having some peace and quiet can really help you to feel balanced and centered on your personal day. Reading, working in the garden, or taking a walk are great ways to decompress and find solitude.Move itYou don’t have to run a 5K on your day away from work. But, keeping your body moving will give you more energy and help you to move away from any work stresses you may still be thinking about outside the office. This is especially important for those that spend most of their day behind a desk. Take advantage of your free time and boost your endorphins by getting outdoors. Carry that positive energy you create with you all day and into the days to come at the office. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

RICS is looking into the future

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Trump scoffs at ‘Parasite’s’ Oscar win

first_img“Parasite,” a dark comedy exploring class divides, made history by becoming the first non-English-language film to win Hollywood’s biggest annual prize.Saying “was it good? I don’t know,” Trump seemed to indicate he had not watched the film.Trump, whose presidency has been built on a nationalist “America first” slogan, said it was time to bring back classics from Hollywood’s golden age.”Let’s get ‘Gone With the Wind.’ Can we get ‘Gone With the Wind’ back please? ‘Sunset Boulevard?'” he said.Trump also took a crack at Best Supporting Actor winner Brad Pitt, calling him “a little wise guy.” Pitt used his award acceptance speech to support the impeachment of Trump.Topics : President Donald Trump on Thursday scorned the best picture Oscar for South Korean film “Parasite,” asking how a foreign movie could get the honor.”How bad was the Academy Awards this year?” Trump asked the crowd at a packed reelection campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado.”We got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year?” Trump asked in disbelief.Trump criticized the Oscars for awarding Parasite Best Picture.”What the hell was that all about? We’ve got enough problems with South Korea with trade.” pic.twitter.com/02xJ61rfqj— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 21, 2020last_img read more

Football Friday Scores-Week #8 (10-11)

first_imgOn the radio, The Batesville Bulldogs improve to 8-0 by defeating The Franklin County Wildcats 40 on Homecoming Night.On the web, The Greensburg Pirates snapped a very long losing streak against East Central by defeating The Trojans 34-20.Other WRBI Area Football Scores.Lawrenceburg  33    Connersville  27Rushville  53     South Dearborn  17Milan  53     Edinburgh  14South Decatur  42     North Decatur  21Union Dugger  44     Oldenburg Academy  20Madison  42     Bedford North Lawrence  3Floyd Central  54     Jennings County  30Centerville  38     Union County  7last_img

Road debris blamed in motorcycle crash

first_imgBrookville, In. — Debris on the highway is blamed for a two motorcycle crash in Franklin County Friday.A report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says around 12:30 p.m. motorcycles driven by Theresa Payne, 57, and Jonathan Payne, 53, both of Harrison, Ohio, were westbound on State Road 252. When Theresa made a left turn onto Whitcomb Road she lost control on fresh grass clippings. She hit the rear of the motorcycle driven by Jonathan and caused both to go down.Theresa Payne was flown to University Hospital in Cincinnati. Jonathan Payne was treated at the scene.last_img