Nominate your hero for Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry

first_imgThere’s still time to nominate your bakery hero for the Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry at the 2020 Baking Industry Awards!The accolade offers British Baker readers the chance to recognise an outstanding individual – someone who has made, or is still making, a special contribution to the sector.This year has seen the baking industry, alongside many others, presented with a host of challenges. Yet, many have survived and even thrived under the circumstances, with some going beyond the call of duty to ensure staff, local communities and others in the sector are supported.“These individuals are the unsung heroes of the baking industry,” says British Baker editor Amy North. “We need your help to bring these uplifting stories to light.“We want you to nominate someone that has gone above and beyond the boundaries of their paid salary or ownership. This could be someone who has voluntarily helped, encouraged or supported others within the industry, and sometimes outside it, not only this year but throughout their career.”The Baking Industry Awards 2020 will be a virtual celebration, taking place on Wednesday 20 January at 18:30, so online attendees will be able to tune in from wherever they choose.To nominate someone for Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry, click this link. Entries must be completed by Friday 20 November.Previous winners include Paul Heygate, of Heygates Mills and Fine Lady Bakeries, Alan Jones from Village Bakery and Dawn Gemmell, former assistant dean at the College of Food (Bakery) at University College Birmingham.last_img read more

Culture clash dooms Insignia merger bid

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Deery Series at Independence rescheduled to June 19

first_imgINDEPENDENCE, Iowa – Saturday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series event at Independence Motor Speedway has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 19.  As has been the case numerous times this spring, rain and generally cold temperatures get the blame for the postponement of the IMCA Late Model tour program. Sunday’s Deery at Dubuque was another inclement weather casualty. There is no reschedule date for that event.center_img Other divisions on the June 19 card are to be announced.last_img

Water polo to host Stanford at Uytengsu Aquatic Center

first_imgSenior goalie Amanda Longan passes the ball to her teammate in a game at Uytengsu Aquatic Center. “The preparation is all the same because Casey was taught by Jovan and everything we’ve done around here has been with Casey as well,” Longan said. “If anything, we’re making sure we’re a lot more dialed in and more accountable for knowing our responsibilities and knowing the strengths and weaknesses of us and Stanford.” Saturday’s MPSF duel will take place 2 p.m. at Uytengsu Aquatic Center. After that, the competition remains stiff as the Trojans travel to take on Cal next weekend. “Obviously, I hope I can stop all the shots that come my way, but I hope I can keep our spirits high throughout the game, more importantly,” Longan said. “And regardless of how the game goes, I can help keep the team moving forward. That’s the biggest concern for me right now: keeping our spirits up and keeping us motivated to go, go, go regardless of how the score looks.” “Trying to stop their top shooters and trying to slow down their fast break [are] the biggest [priorities] because they’re really good in the counter, and they have some good shooters,” senior captain and goalie Amanda Longan said. “Especially [Fischer]. She’s got a sniper on her, so we have to make sure we rule those [shooters] out.” The Cardinal are 14-1 this season, with their only loss being against USC in the Barbara Kalbus Invitational championship match earlier this season. Although the Trojans have prevailed in their last four games against the Cardinal, the team is preparing harder than ever for this weekend to counter Stanford’s strength on both ends of the pool. Stanford’s offensive firepower poses a threat to any opponent. The Cardinal’s 17.43 goals per game leads the MPSF by a considerable margin, with USC as the second leading scorer at 14.70 goals per game. Stanford also boasts seven of the top 25 scorers in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, while only three USC players have achieved the same rank. The Trojan defense should be especially wary of junior driver Makenzie Fischer, whose 3.92 goals per game tops the MPSF. Maintaining this sense of unity was important for the team these past couple of weeks after the unexpected termination of head coach Jovan Vavic for his alleged involvement in the college admissions bribery scheme. Vavic had led the women’s water polo program at USC since its inception. Despite staffing changes, the Trojans are back to business as usual and are preparing to face Stanford with heightened intensity under Moon’s leadership. Fortunately for the Trojans, Longan is having a stellar season in goal, giving up just 3.86 goals per game while averaging 10.95 saves. In conjunction with her philosophy to lead by example, Longan also plays an important role in keeping her teammates’ intensity high. Along with consistent leaders like Longan and senior co-captain and  driver Courtney Fahey, the new crop of Trojans has yielded several standouts this season, including freshman two-meter Alejandra Aznar. Aznar garnered her second MPSF Newcomer of the Week award following the Trojans’ last game against Hawaii, in which she scored twice and earned a penalty shot for her team. Aznar and the Trojans’ other young talent will need to contribute to the Trojans’ scoring efforts Saturday in order to counter Stanford’s potent offense. After achieving a decisive victory two weeks ago in their first game under interim head coach Casey Moon, the No. 1 USC women’s water polo team seeks to extend its undefeated streak to 37 games when it takes on No. 2 Stanford Saturday.last_img read more

Health officials discussing with faith-based places of worship importance of not having large gatherings Easter weekend

first_imgMASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County director of public health is reminding people not to take part in large gatherings, especially with the Easter weekend coming up. Brian Hanft says they’ve had a lot of discussion with faith-based places of worship this week about the need not to have events involving a large number of people.  “We recognize that is a sacred event, and this is difficult for us to promote to our public, but we really are asking for those churches not to conduct those drive-in type of church services, because again that’s a way of bringing people together and congregating, which just affords an opportunity for people to get out of their cars and kind of break that separation, those guidelines that were promoting.” Hanft says they are trying to work with groups who are thinking about putting on any events to remind them of social distancing guidelines.  “We are working to monitor additional events that are happening throughout the community through our joint information center, and if we hear about those things we will reach out to those organizations that are setting those events up and just try to talk you through our rationale and our reasoning.” Wuhan China, where the COVID-19 pandemic began, just ended their lockdown after 76 days. Hanft says the goal is to not have that length of lockdown here in north-central Iowa.  “Clearly we don’t want to be Wuhan China, but if this virus takes hold of our community because we’re not basically adhering to the social distancing guidelines, we will extend the impacts to our businesses, to our schools, and to our  government offices. We plead with organizations, with our places of worship and such, to please just follow our guide on this and know that they’ll be other opportunities to start having your congregations come back together, otherwise try to host those congregational events or other group events virtually remotely.”Hanft says they know social distancing is causing a fatigue on people, but new guidance from the CDC shows you can be COVID-19 positive for up to 48 hours and not even know it, potentially spreading it to others if you participate in gatherings.last_img read more

Grandpa who dropped toddler from cruise ship charged with negligent homicide

first_imgAn Indiana grandfather in jail on negligent homicide charges for dropping his granddaughter off of a cruise ship in July.The incident happened in Puerto Rico months ago, but charges against Salvatore Anello were not announced until Monday.He’s being held on an 80-thousand-dollar bond.Anello dropped his two-year-old granddaughter Chloe Wiegand from an open window on the cruise ship.He claims he thought the window was closed, and reportedly blames the cruise ship company for leaving it open.He is due in court in November.last_img

FL high school student jailed for trying to hire hitman to kill teacher

first_imgA Florida student was arrested after attempting to hire a hitman to kill a staff member at his high school.Nicholas Robert Godfrey, 18, of New Port Richey, is facing a first-degree felony charge of solicitation for murder.Police say the teen sent incriminating messages to another Fivay High School student on Instagram from an account known as “fivayfanclub.”“I need a guy who could kill someone,” Godfrey wrote. “No joke. I need him eliminated as soon as possible.”Deputies also said he offered to pay $100,000 for the victim’s head.This story is developing.last_img

FSU Fires Football Coach Willie Taggart After Loss to Hurricanes

first_imgFSU has fired head football coach Willie Taggart, following Saturday’s 27-10 loss to the Miami Hurricanes.Taggart went 9-12 across two seasons at Florida State.School officials say Odell Haggins will take over as interim coach while a national search plays out for a permanent replacement.The Seminoles are 4-5 on the season.This is a developing storylast_img

Florida DOT Offering Free Coffee at Select Times and Rest Stops for Thanksgiving

first_imgThe Florida Department of Transportation is offering a little something to ease drivers’ travels and promote safety during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.If you are headed out of town and traveling on Florida’s Turnpike, Shell convenience stores at five Service Plazas will be offering a free pick-me-up in the form of hot coffee at select times.The Service Plazas include:-Turkey Lake in Orange County-Canoe Creek in Osceola County-Fort Drum in Okeechobee County-Fort Pierce in St. Lucie County-West Palm Beach in Palm Beach CountyTimes:-11 p.m. Wednesday, November 27 to 6 a.m., Thursday, November 28-11 p.m., Sunday, December 1 to 6 a.m., Monday, December 2Florida’s Turnpike is offering free coffee at the Shell convenience stores or in the lobby of our Service Plazas during specific peak Thanksgiving travel periods. More: #FocusOnDrivingFL #ArriveAlive #StateFarmRoadRangers #AssistPatrol @FLHSMV— Florida’s Turnpike (@FloridaTurnpike) November 26, 2019 FDOT adds that the normal morning and afternoon rush-hour periods of 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. may be congested with holiday travelers as well as local commuters on their way to work. With that in mind, the agency encourages motorists to schedule their travel away from those peak hours.last_img read more

Delray woman believed to be hit by celebratory gun fire

first_imgDelray Beach police are investigating someone who shot a woman just after midnight.Detectives say the woman was sitting at the northwest corner of East Atlantic Avenue and NE 1st Avenue when she felt something hit her right leg.She was just right above her knee, and was rushed to the hospital. She was treated and later released, and is expected to make a full recovery.Police believe the shooting is the result of celebratory gunfire. Officers say there is no suspect information at this time. If you have information on this shooting, Delray Beach police would like to hear from you. The number is (561) 243-7888.last_img