Briefing

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. BriefingOn 2 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article A round-up of news from professional journalsSmallpox vaccine on offer to nurses Smallpox vaccination will be offered to nurses in the NHS and the armedforces as a precaution against possible terrorist attacks.  The move was confirmed recently in separatestatements by health minister John Hutton and defence minister Lewis Moonie.  The health service is to set up 12 smallpoxresponse groups across the UK. Nursing Standard 12 December 2002 MDA urged to end needle use The organisation that ensures medical devices are safe and appropriate mustpush for the introduction of needle-free equipment, according to a senior nursewho buys equipment for a large NHS trust. Action by the Medical Devices Agencycould dramatically reduce needlestick injuries to staff, said Ian Poxon,procurement specialist at the Nottingham Queen’s Medical Centre. Nursing Standard 2 December 2002 Cancer website launched A major cancer charity has launched an interactive website exclusively forhealth professionals. CancerBACUP has developed the service in consultationwith staff from the NHS cancer networks about the resources they need toimplement the cancer information strategy. www.cancerbacup.org.ukNursing Standard 2 December 2002 last_img read more

Spooks share tips for fight on terrorism

first_imgSpooks share tips for fight on terrorismOn 11 May 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article The UK’s domestic intelligence service, MI5, has issued a list of top tipsfor dealing with terrorist threats on a new website for businesses. This is the first time the intelligence service has publicly offered thiskind of advice, which is traditionally confined to government departments. MI5 director general Eliza Manningham-Butler said stopping terrorists wasonly one part of the organisation’s collective defences against terrorism. “Another part of our work is to use the knowledge we have about theseorganisations to provide sensible and practical advice on how best to protectyourself against these threats,” she said. The website includes the management of threats from staff ‘insiders’, whohelp facilitate attacks from outside parties. The motivation of disaffected individuals includes personal gain, boredom,revenge, or sympathy with some external cause, according to the securityservices. The advice warns that it is important to ensure that any measures taken aredemonstrably proportionate to the perceived risks, and that – as far aspossible – staff understand the risks and accept the measures that need to betaken in which to mitigate them. Weblink www.mi5.gov.uk GO TO www.personneltoday.com/goto/23590 for tips on how to limit the risk ofthreats inside your organisation last_img read more

Observations of a noctilucent cloud above Logan, Utah (41.7oN, 111.8oW) in 1995

first_imgA Rayleigh-scatter lidar has been operated at the Atmospheric Lidar Observatory (ALO) on the Utah State University (USU) campus (41.7°N, 111.8°W) since August 1993. During the morning of 22 June 1995, lidar returns from a noctilucent cloud (NLC) were observed for approximately 1 hr, well away from the twilight periods when NLCs are visible. This detection of an NLC at this latitude shows that the first reported sighting, in 1999 (Wickwar et al., 2002), was not a unique occurrence. This 1995 observation differs from the 1999 one in that temperatures could be deduced. Near the 83-km NLC altitude the temperatures were found to be up to ∼23 K cooler than the 11-year June climatology for ALO. This analysis shows that these cool temperatures arose, not because the whole profile was cooler, but because of a major temperature oscillation or wave with a 22-km vertical wavelength and a ∼0.9 km/hr downward phase speed. This large-amplitude wave has many of the characteristics of the diurnal tide. However, the amplitude would have to be enhanced considerably. These lidar observations were supplemented by OH rotational temperature observations from approximately 87 km. These NLC observations equatorward of 50° have been suggested to be significant harbingers of global change. However, if that were the case, the mechanism is more complicated than a simple overall cooling or an increase in water vapor. Accordingly, we propose enhanced generation of gravity waves that would interact with the diurnal tide to produce a large-amplitude wave, the cold phase of which would give rise to low enough temperatures to produce the NLC. The gravity wave source might be orographic in the Mountain West or convective far to the east or south.last_img read more

Snow Soccer Stings Salt Lake For Crown

first_img Mike Traina Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 27, 2018) — For the second straight year, the Snow College men’s soccer team has claimed the Region XVIII championship. On Saturday, the Badgers defeated Salt Lake Community College, 3-2, to win the title.Snow defeated Southern Nevada, 2-1, in overtime on Friday in order to advance to Saturday’s final. The Badgers will move on to the District Championships, and will now prepare to play next Friday, Nov. 2, against an opponent yet to be determined.The women’s team advanced to the Region XVIII championship game after defeating Utah State Eastern, 3-0, on Friday; however, the Lady Badgers’ hope for a Region title came to an end following a 2-1 loss to Salt Lake Community College.center_img October 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Snow Soccer Stings Salt Lake For Crownlast_img read more

Teens invited to ‘Fridays With Friends’ Tonight at Community Center

first_imgA “Fridays With Friends” event for local teenagers will be held 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at the Ocean City Community Center.The “Fridays With Friends” program teenagers to hang out at the Community Center to listen music, play Wallyball, swim or enjoy Xbox. Pizza, hotdogs, and hot chocolate will be served. The event is for Ocean City and  Upper Township students 14 to 18 years old. Teens must show their school identification, but there is no cost to participate.The Municipal Alliance Committee, Ocean City Police Department and Community Policing Unit, Ocean City Free Public Library, Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center, and Ocean City Recreation Department co-sponsor the seasonal series of events.See the PDF below for a full schedule of “Fridays With Friends” events for this year. For more information, call Lisa Rumer at 609-525-9317 or e-mail [email protected]015-16 Fri Friends Flyerlast_img read more

Kingsmill moves into ‘heat and share’ bread market

first_imgAllied Bakeries, part of Associated British Foods, is aiming to grab a piece of the chilled garlic bread market with the launch of Kingsmill-branded ‘heat and share’ ciabatta and flatbread products, made by fellow Allied com-pany Speedibake.The products, including salsa and smokey BBQ ciabatta, cheese-topped doughballs and roasted garlic flatbread, are being launched in Morrisons supermarkets. However, Allied said it would introduce the range into the other major supermarkets.Jonathan Burr, Allied’s consumer marketing director, said: “As a concept, hot, flavoured breads are incredibly well received with the consumer and we have responded to this trend with the introduction of this range of Kingsmill Heat & Share breads.”The launch comes against a backdrop of a 10% annual growth in sales of premium bread products, according to Allied. It said that the annual UK ciabatta market is now worth £7.3m and growing at 22% a year and the annual flatbread/tear-and-share market is worth £14.7m and growing at 44% a year.last_img read more

Crossing borders

first_imgPost-war Italy was a difficult place to be. The Germans had destroyed as much as they could on their retreat in 1944. It was senseless pride. One of their prime targets had been food shops, so in many places bread had been hard to come by. A loaf often had to last several days, with family members taking turns to eat crust one day and crumb the next.But with almost nothing else available, bread really was the staff of life. However, bakery was also a market due to flourish as peace returned and the family loaf kept its pride of place at the table.As enterprise took off in 1947, Arturo Benini, who was already selling make-up machines for the Italian market, had a vision to build up an ovens company that would not just serve the local bakery market but an international one too. So he founded Mondial ForniWhat’s in a name?The literal meaning of Mondial Forni is ’worldwide ovens’. It is an appropriate name given that this well-known Italian company exports 75% of its machinery fulfilling the founder’s vision, which he lived to see realised. This includes the UK, where the company’s agents include Eurobake, Norbake and CBES.At the SIAB exhibition in Italy, Arturo’s grandson Alessandro Benini is busy meeting customers who have one shop or run a giant industrial bakery. He makes time for both and talks enthusiastically about ovens, the challenges of the British market, and how the company is innovating, with new machinery not just ovens.OvensHowever, ovens is a good place to start. Benini says: “Energy-saving has been a critical issue for us. Tesco wanted emissions recovered by 50%. Ovens are one of the biggest users of energy, so we thought, ’Let’s find a solution’. We designed the new Techno rack ovens in three versions. Part of the energy-saving is to allow unskilled operators to use the ovens in a smart but simple way. They guide the user. “Bakers can see real baking times and consumption and the recovered heat is channelled elsewhere, where it is needed, so that saves money too. “The company’s history of supplying UK supermarkets is not new. “We began supplying Tesco five years ago and Asda over 30 years ago. We consider our distribution and service unrivalled. Right now we are completing a new rack oven series, which has been bought both by Asda and Tesco. There are three versions. Called the Techno Active series, it was developed in association with the Italian School of Design. You can have basic mode, manual or software-controlled. “With the latter, like the iPhone, you can download and upload what you want, including new software. The oven can become a real, but simple ’consultant’, recognising the operator, taking instructions, giving feedback and showing what maintenance needs to be done, what alarms may have gone off and what spare parts will be needed in six months.”He explains that there have been developments on the deck ovens side too, with the new Deko electric, which also targets three levels of customers those producing under 400 units and those above. Again, there is a choice of easy software that can provide function and feedback from simple to more sophisticated. All deck ovens come with stone plates as standard, or steel plates for pastries, because they are more adaptable to changing temperatures.So how does Mondial Forni go about sales and service? Benini explains: “We start with a focus on the customer, their mainstream sales, the needs of the store or shop manager and even any marketing they do. Then before we design or provide any new models we do a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis on the old equipment and the current situation.”We realise that, with the recession, we need to fulfil different price levels without compromising quality. That was our philosophy even before the recession. When you operate worldwide, you must be flexible. You soon realise that different countries have differing needs with regard to computers and sophistication. In China, as well as the UK, we are dealing with Walmart and Tesco. They like our reliability and innovation. We follow customers’ needs precisely, both in technology and on the product side. We also have very good after-sales support. Customer service is a key point for supermarkets.”Improving lifestyle”The new generation of bakers, across all sectors, want to work shorter or more mainstream hours, but not compromise on quality,” says Benini. “We need to demonstrate that new technology not only improves the baker’s life, but does not compromise that quality.”A baker’s passion and identity is tied to the quality of his or her goods it is vital to understand that. The modern baker may need dough make-up lines, freezers, provers, ovens and presentation cabinets. We can provide them. Also, younger people are more used to computerised equipment they have grown up with computers. But you have to teach some older bakers how and why they work, without affecting the quality. That is rewarding. And if they don’t want them, they don’t need to have them.”The economyIt is no secret that equipment suppliers are experiencing a tough time in some economies, so does Benini find it is the same worldwide? He says: “The banking system has shrunk; that is the problem. In 2009, companies like ours suffered less in simple economies, such as North Africa, Libya, Morocco and Albania.”It is risky to spend money you do not own; the banks have a lot to answer for. I hope the UK economy will improve, it is an important market for us”EvolutionAlthough Mondial Forni became famous for its ovens, it evolved some years ago into make-up lines. Benini explains: “One of our strongest sectors is biscuit equipment and depositors, as well as sponge and pastry equipment. The biggest market for these machines has been semi-industrial and industrial and we have invested a lot of money in efficient design and production. “The company manages a successful balance between supplying craft, supermarket and industrial, and branching out from its original ovens. Balancing the needs of a small traditional Italian or UK craft baker with Walmart in China and Tesco in the UK may seem quite a challenge, but a love of good bread is without borders. What the agents say Paul Speakman of UK agent CBES, says: “Apart from ovens, which we supply to Asda, and a new bread plant, Pico, a two-lane roll plant, is a new design with an excellent weight range for 30-110g rolls, tiger rolls and buns” David Charlesworth of UK agent Norbake says: The Deko oven, at 4ft or 6ft wide, comes in modules, so can be wheeled through normal doors. Oven doors are split, so you can gain access to one or two trays, while zig-zag heating elements give heat at the sides of the ovens. The DOE energy-saving device saves between 17-38% energy”David Smart of UK agent Eurobake says: “We supply Mondialmatic steam tube tunnel ovens, as well as rack and deck ovens. We originally brought Mondial Forni to England” Ovens l Techno Series rack ovens in three versions Active, Logic and Energy. Features include: Active: advanced electronics, easy-to-use, good quality/price ratio. Special door gaskets to reduce loss of heat, while a new generation exchanger ensures performances higher than 90%. Energy-saving ’Sleep’ function allows programming of oven automatic shutdown. Logic: recipe management system through a black/white LCD, equipped with thermo reflecting double glass with metallic oxides, lowering consumption by 3.5% compared with a traditional solution. ’Speed Dry’ function ensures 70% quicker steam discharge from baking deck than standard solution. Energy: electronics conceived to make the standard oven operations easier but also optimise use of oven and to lower the costs. All by means of a colour touchscreen interface. Energy-saving concept works due to ’Dynamic Fan’ function and innovative steam generator. l DekoMondial electric, featuring: production flexibility, easy installation, environmental protection, a very compact footprint; independent baking decks for maximum flexibility. l New PM, featuring: Power Management with high performance insulation, heat-reflecting glass (in the Dekomondial Logic model), new high-efficiency steamers. DekoMondial oven guarantees low overheads, energy-saving and respect for environment. l Steam tube ovens, from the small and smart LEM series (for small bakeries and pastry-making), to Mondial and Ecomondial series (now available with new design).l MATIC multi-deck tunnel oven (dedicated to semi-industrial and industrial bakers).last_img read more

My Career

first_imgHow did you get into the baking industry?I did graphic design at college, spent a few years as a freelance illustrator and then took a cookery course when nouvelle cuisine was very popular. I got a job at Hambleton Hall in Rutland, where I specialised in cakes and patisseries, but started making cakes in my kitchen at home for friends’ birthdays and weddings. My cakes were quite experimental and I got my first commercial order for miniature Christmas cakes from the Conran Shop.How has the business grown?It has changed out of all recognition. I started off with one part-time lady helping me and staff numbers increased when I moved to a converted building in our garden. I used to ring people up I had a lot of audacity then and got contracts with The Ritz and Fortnum & Mason among others, while we also got lots of orders for bespoke cakes. In the early days I’d often work seven days a week and did everything including the paperwork. I’m a creative person, not business-minded, but my husband, Kishore, saw the potential of the company and joined us full-time 11 years ago to run the business side. We’ve got 76 staff now and are based at a bakery in Fleckney, Leicestershire.Has your role evolved?I used to find it difficult to delegate as I didn’t think anyone else had the same passion, but now that doesn’t worry me as much, because we’ve got such a good team. I also used to do all the NPD but now there’s someone who does a lot of that. I love my job and can concentrate on being creative. But if it weren’t for my husband’s involvement I would still be making cakes at the kitchen table!What impact has making the Royal Wedding cake had on the business?Our name has become much more well-known. We’ve had thousands of emails since the Royal Wedding from all over the world and from very unlikely places huge interest from Brazil, for example. We won’t be doing anything overseas, though, apart from possibly selling cakes in Japan for Christmas. I’ve also had lots of offers to do talks, demonstrations and teaching but I can’t do everything. I plan to keep moving the business forward which is challenging, but I like to think I have grasped opportunities, made the right decisions and always been a perfectionist I don’t compromise.last_img read more

Judicial Council sanctions Ingal-Galbenski ticket

first_imgThe Election Committee of Judicial Council announced in a press release Friday that it is issuing a sanction to the Ingal-Galbenski ticket in response to a violation of Judicial Council’s Election Regulations.The committee determined juniors Rachel Ingal and Sarah Galbenski, candidates for student body president and vice president, violated Section 17.1(g)(6) of the student body constitution, which reads: “Candidates may not communicate an endorsement such that it can be construed to represent that of a Residence Hall, Student Union Organization, University department, office or official.”The Ingal-Galbenski ticket is required to “cease all electronic activity” for the next 24 hours, including publicly interacting on their personal or official social media platforms.Tags: Judicial Council, sanction, Student Body Electionlast_img read more

Top Vermont students to be honored by state Board of Education

first_imgTimothy Webb of Newbury, Home School A sixth-grade home school student representing Newbury Elementary; beat out 44 other local spelling bee champions to win first place in the Vermont State Individual Spelling Bee; will go to Washington, DC for the national competition. Prudential Spirit Award State HonoreeCourtney Devoid David Granato – Essex Junction AP Scholars for 2008. Awarded to one male and one female in each state w/ grades 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP exams and then the highest average grade (at least 3.5) on all AP exams taken.Emily Y. XueEssex High School09 Siemens Award for Advance PlacementBenjamin BondChamplain Valley UHS, HinesburgThe Siemens Foundation, partnering with the College Board, annually recognizes students (and teachers and high schools) in each state for excellence in AP math and science. These are Vermont s two student honorees for 2009.Xin HuSt. J Academy09 Vermont Scholars Bowl Team:  Michael Guo, Daniel Hellen, Vivian Huang and Cody Yu Daniel LaCroix – Richford Team from Hanover HS:Nick Sinnott-ArmstrongNick O LearyAaron WatanabeGabe Brison-TresizeEleanor ReidHanover HSTeam from Hanover High School by a score of 305-250 over Mt. Mansfield Union High School; Sinnott-Armstrong, O Leary and Watanabe were also members of the 2008 championship team from Hanover HS.09 Spelling Bee 08 Boys Nation DelegatesTaylor YeatesMt. MansfieldTwo outstanding representatives from Boys States represent their state at American Legion Boys and Girls Nation in Washington, DC. The young leaders who excelled at their respective Boys and Girls States, are introduced to the structure and function of the federal government through lectures and forums, visitations to federal agencies, institutions, memorials and historical spots in and around Washington. During a visit to Capitol Hill, the delegates meet with elected officials from their home states.Tucker MyhreMiddlebury UHS (Tim Root, Instructor)Essex Junction High SchoolState winners in the annual We the People ¦the Citizen and the Constitution team competition sponsored by the Vermont Bar AssociationUSMA AppointeesCody PetersonMill River Union High School09 Appointees to the US Military AcademyEric Triller Mt. Abraham Union High School-Bristol; HinesburgJunior; a leader in a student organization that is promoting the use of biomass pellets as a home heating fuel for Vermont, and in a pilot project, has installed pellet burning stoves in the homes of four low-income families.Prudential Spirit Award State HonoreeLydia Ham Winners from the 2009 Vermont State Forensics Tournament, promoting interscholastic speech competition and showcasing students prowess in public speaking, logic and poise.  Dramatic Duo:Heather Rameau & Caitlin BernardWoodstock UHSOriginal Oratory: Charles HarrisWoodstock UHSImpromptu Speaking:Phil CharashSouth Burlington HSOral Interpretation-Poetry: Leslie ApplegetColchester HSOral Interpretation-Prose: Jordan BayerBlue Mountain UHSDramatic Interpretation:Jessica FunkBlue Mountain UHS Home SchoolAn 8th grade home school student,  Lydia collected goods and worked on construction projects for an orphanage in Guatemala over the past three years.Prudential Spirit Award Distinguished FinalistEden Berube John Boardman Harwood Union High School, DuxburyGabriela helped lead a $68,000 project to install more energy efficient light bulbs throughout her school.VTLSP/SADD State Rep. National Rep. Student of the YearSADD State Rep:Amy Malinowski Lyndon InstituteEden loans gowns and tuxedos to high school students who cannot afford to purchase formalwear for their promsPrudential Spirit Award Distinguished FinalistGabriela Meade South Burlington High SchoolFive South Burlington High School students were recognized by Lt. Governor Brian Dubie for winning the first ever Vermont Real World Design Challenge. The students task was to design an airplane wing that was fuel efficient on both take-off and landing.  The PTC software is the same computer-assisted design (CAD) software used by professional engineers. National Competition is March 20. Real World Design Challenge WinnersTeam:Michael Paul Theodore Gaffney, Jonathan Daniel Girard,Thomas (Alex) Piper, Amsal Karic,Varun tej Gonuguntla    Countdown Winner Poetry Out LoudAudry Kieley Peoples Academy, MorrisvilleWinner of the 2009 Poetry Out Loud competition08 Boys State GovernorsTaylor YeatesMt. Mansfield UHS, JerichoGreen Mountain Boys State Governor. active members in individual school community. 08 appointees to the US Air Force Academy The VPA/AAA Travel Geo-Bee Competition Program is a team competition for fifth eighth grade students. Regional winners meet at the state competition to determine state champions. Dummerston School s team won the May 2008 competition.Vermont Geography BeeRoger DanilekMarion Cross School, Norwich2009 winner of Vermont’s annual Geography Bee; bested 100 other middle school students from around the state in a test of their knowledge of the world and their whereaboutsVT Math CountsTeam & Winnerscenter_img F.H. Tuttle School, So. Burlington12 teams of 6-8th grade students competed in teams and individually in written and fast-paced oral matches in geometry, probability, statistics, algebra and factorials to earn a spot on the team representing Vermont at the national competition in Orlando, Florida, May 7-10Individual Winner:Cody Yu Vermont s top academic achievers will be honored by the State Board of Education at an event to be held Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 4 p.m. at Mt. Abraham Union High School in Bristol.The students will be recognized for their achievements in the statewide spelling bee, debate, forensics, Geo Bee, top AP and SAT scores and much more. The event is open to the public.A complete list of honorees is attached below.2009 State Board of Education Student Recognition Event April 14, 2009 Mt. Abraham Union High School, Bristol 2008 appointees to the US Naval Academy Individual and RecognitionNameSchool/TownNotes09 ACT Top score (M/F)Ian F. RockwellMt. Mansfield UHS, Jericho36 Perfect Score on ACTSuzanne G. K. CalhounHome School36 perfect Score on ACT09 SAT Top Score (M/F)Sarah L. GuillotPeoples Academy, Morrisville2340 out of 2400 top F Score in state to dateMatthew E. GarretRice Memorial HS, South Burlington 2380 out of 2400 Top M score in state to datePresidential Scholars (08)Christopher FitzhughSt. Johnsbury Academy2008 Presidential Scholars named in 2008; students are in college nowRebecca LeeSouth Burlington High School, So. BurlingtonWilliam E. BegleyEssex High SchoolUS Senate Youth Program Delegate (09)Elise BarryThe Sharon Academy, SharonStudents attend the US Senate Youth Program which brings 2 high school students to Washington, DC for a brief introduction to the functions of the federal government — particularly the Senate. Delegates participate in Washington activities throughout the week-long stay, including visits to the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Pentagon, and hear major addresses by senators, cabinet members, and officials of the Department of State and the Department of Defense, as well as other federal departments.Ian RockwellMt. Mansfield Union High School, JerichoAP Scholars(2008)Alexander YueSt. Johnsbury Academy Countdown Winner:Vivian HuangF.H. Tuttle Middle School 09 We The People State team winnersWE the People Class F.H. Tuttle Middle School Rutland High SchoolUSAFA Hannah Campbell – St Johnsbury Dummerston School Radio Broadcasting:Bianca RizzioSBHS2nd year winner in this categoryExtemporaneous Speaking: Noah GrayWoodstock UHS Serves as National Representative from Vermont to SADDVTLSP Co-Students of the Year (08-09):Jeff Kilbourn USNA Chelsea Public SchoolProvides leadership in his/her school and in the statewide SADD program through choice of and active promotion of a safe and healthy lifestyle 2009 Debate Tourney: 1. State Champions 2. 1st Speaker AwardState Champions:Charles Harris & Noah GrayWoodstock UHSWinners from the 2009 Vermont Public Forum Debate State Tournament, promoting interscholastic speech competition and showcasing students prowess in public speaking, logic and poise.  1st Speaker Award:Lane KisonakSouth Burlington High SchoolVt. 2009 State ForensicsTournament – Categories:Team Dramatic Duo Original Oratory Impromptu Spkg Oral Interp-Poetry Oral Interp-Prose Dramatic Interp. Radio B casting Extemporaneous1st PlaceTeam :South Burlington High School VT Geo Bee (May 08) Team: Hannah Reichel; Sam Grubinger; Theresa Glabach; Andrew Clark; Joanna Brown; Patrick Clark;Coach: Cindy Daly; Mt. Mansfield Union High School, JerichoServes as state representative for SADDSADD National Rep:Knight Ducharme Cabot Schoollast_img read more