New look for British Sandwich Association

first_imgThe British Sandwich Association (BSA) has redesigned its logo, launching it weeks before this year’s British Sandwich Week running 12-18 May.The launch of the new identity, which focuses around a Union Jack theme using red, white and blue, follows a year of celebration for the organisation and marks the 250th anniversary of the sandwich.Jim Winship, director of the BSA, said: “The new logo has been designed to capture the British heritage of the sandwich and to give it greater impact. It also marks a move by the Association into consumer marketing, which will see greater support for our awards and British Sandwich Week this year.”The BSA has said it will be substantially increasing activity around British Sandwich Week 2013 through point-of-sale, consumer competitions and an attempt at a world sandwich-making record.In addition, winners of the BSA’s dedicated industry awards, also known as the Sammies, will be announced during the Week at a gala dinner on 16 May, taking place at the Lancaster London Hotel.last_img read more

Gregg Allman Announces Lineup For Red Rocks Edition Of Laid Back Festival

first_imgThere’s certainly an inherent magic that comes along with Morrison, CO venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre, but that feeling is only intensified when a true legend takes the stage. That’s the plan for September 25th, when Gregg Allman graces the Red Rocks stage for one of his five Laid Back Festivals this year. Not only is Allman performing with his new solo band, but the Allman Brother has curated the whole festival, from music to food to drinks and more!Gregg Allman Reveals The Lineup For The First Of His Five ‘Laid Back’ FestivalsThe full lineup sees performances from ZZ Top, Richie Furay Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Gabriel Kelley, Lucie Silvas, Levon and People’s Blues Of Richmond. Now that’s the way to do it!Check out the full lineup below, and head here to find tickets.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Elkins receives named appointment at Center for African Studies

first_imgProfessor Caroline Elkins, founding director of the Center for African Studies, has been named the Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Center for African Studies at Harvard University, in honor of Jonathan and Jennifer (’89 and J.D. ’93) Oppenheimer. They are long-time supporters of Africa-related initiatives at Harvard, and are also strong advocates of increasing opportunities for African scholars.Elkins was appointed faculty chair of the Committee on African Studies in 2009. She then oversaw the transformation of the committee into a center with a vastly expanded program and staff, and became the center’s founding director in 2014. Elkins, professor of history and of African and African American Studies, specializes in the history of colonialism in Africa, and is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya.”“I could not be more proud to serve as the inaugural Oppenheimer Faculty Director,” said Elkins. “The Center for African Studies aims to be the pre-eminent center for the study and teaching of Africa in the world, and the Oppenheimers’ generous support and pioneering vision has been an essential part of that process.”The Center for African Studies is Harvard’s University-wide hub for resources and opportunities related to Africa. These include postdoctoral and visiting scholar programs; language, travel, and research grants for undergraduates and graduate students; support for conferences, events, and outreach; and fellowships and faculty-led initiatives. In addition, the center generates collaborative research and teaching and learning opportunities around five thematic initiatives: Africa and China; Islam and Africa; Africa and the Global South; Global Public Health and Human Rights; and African Humanities in the Twenty-First Century. Harvard currently has nearly 500 faculty members teaching and doing research on Africa, more than 400 Africa-related courses, and instruction in 39 African languages. The U.S. Department of Education named the Center a National Resource Center for African Studies from 2010 through 2017.last_img read more

Snite Museum appoints Joseph Antenucci Becherer as new director

first_imgThe Snite Museum has appointed Joseph Antenucci Becherer as its next director, the University announced in a press release Tuesday.Becherer previously served as head curator at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has worked at Meijer Gardens since 1999, according to the release, and in 2009 took on the roles of “chief curator and vice president of sculpture and horticulture, collections and exhibitions.”Becherer is also a professor at Aquinas College, where he teaches classes about art from the Renaissance, Baroque and Contemporary periods.In addition to his responsibilities at the Snite Museum, Becherer will “play a major role” in developing the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art at Notre Dame upon its opening in 2021, the release said.“This directorship is a great honor and opportunity beyond measure as the museum and entire academic community fully embrace the essential role of the arts at the heart of Notre Dame,” Becherer said in the release. “Following in the great tradition that is the Snite Museum of Art, I look forward to working with donors, staff, faculty, students and artists to create in the new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art, one of the nation’s pre-eminent and most innovative university art museums.”Maura Ryan, vice president and associate provost for faculty affairs, led the University’s efforts to appoint the next Snite Museum Director. Ryan said she looks forward to watching Becherer develop the University’s fine arts projects.“We are thrilled to have someone of [Becherer’s] artistic vision, talents and operational experience joining our team at Notre Dame,” she said in the release. “We are confident he will continue and enhance the museum’s role in the University’s vibrant arts district that is taking shape on the southern edge of our campus and includes the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park, which opened in 2017.”Becherer attended Ohio University, where he pursued undergraduate and master’s degrees in fine arts, the release said. He earned his doctoral degree at Indiana University.In his most recent works, Becherer “oversaw legacy gifts” from sculptor artists George Segal and Beverly Pepper and curated a “monumental exhibition” featuring artwork by Ai WeiWei, the release said. He has also served as chair of a national committee that commissioned a statue of President Gerald R. Ford in the U.S. Capitol rotunda.Tags: Joseph Antenucci Becherer, Meijer Gardens, Raclin Murphy Museum of Art, Snite, Snite Museum, Snite Museum of Artlast_img read more

Ugly “Maters”

first_imgThe Tomato Festival in Cartersville, Georgia, includes awards to gardeners who grow the “Prettiest Tomato,” “Biggest Tomato” and, my favorite category, “Ugliest Tomato.” Why homegrown tomatoes are sometimes ugly is a common question I get as a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent.There are several tomato disorders that cause a variety of “ugly” deformities in tomatoes. Most of these disorders are caused by environmental stresses, insects or certain plant diseases. In most cases, the tomatoes may look bad, but they are still edible as long as the fruit are harvested before they start to rot. Many fruit rots are caused by decaying fungi and bacteria that will take advantage of deformed tomatoes, which ultimately shortens the shelf life of the fruit. It’s best to harvest ugly tomatoes slightly on the green side before they get really ugly and turn sour. Small blemishes can be cut away with a knife in order to salvage a few pieces for a fresh tomato sandwich. If you’re going to use the tomatoes for salsa or spaghetti sauce, then appearances aren’t that important anyway.One of the most common disorders of tomatoes is blossom-end rot, which causes the bottom of the fruit to turn black and leathery. This issue is caused by a calcium deficiency and can often be avoided by adjusting the pH of the garden soil based on a soil test. Changing soil pH with limestone takes time and should be started several months prior to planting tomatoes.Another common problem in tomatoes are growth cracks, also called rain check. These can form circular patterns that crack and split around the stem scar or radial cracks that split outward from the center stem. Rapidly growing fruit, especially on plants that receive high amounts of nitrogen fertilizer, are more susceptible to cracking. Wide fluctuations in rain and temperature can also cause the fruit to crack more readily. Some tomato varieties are more prone to growth cracks than others. Take note of those varieties that are most affected and consider avoiding them in the future. Tomatoes affected with “cat-facing” or “zippering” have thin, brown scars that start at the stem and extend part or all of the way to the blossom end of the fruit. These long scars resemble a zipper pattern and there is usually only one scar per fruit. This disorder is thought to be caused by flowers sticking together or flower anthers that remain attached to the ovary wall of newly forming fruit and is more common during cool weather. Again, certain varieties are more susceptible than others.Stinkbugs and leaf-footed bugs are sap-sucking insects that commonly feed on the fruit of tomatoes. Damage from these insects appears as small, yellow pinpricks surrounded by white, corky tissue under the skin. Sometimes the fruit becomes deformed as it grows after this type of insect feeding injury.Tomato spotted wilt virus is a common problem that causes the fruit to develop mosaic ring spots. On ripe fruit, these spots turn into obvious ring patterns, which become red and yellow. The only way to avoid this virus is to control thrips, the insects that spread this disease. There are several virus-resistant tomato varieties on the market today. For more information, read UGA Extension Circular 1089, “Troubleshooting Cultural Problems of Tomatoes,” at read more

Employer health care costs and employee waistlines to be trimmed by Vermont firms

first_imgVtrim, an online behavioral weight management program developed at the University of Vermont, and Vermont based HRSentry have partnered to offer the Vtrim Online program to employers nationwide.“The goal of Vtrim is sustainable, long-term weight loss.” noted Beth Casey Gold, M.S., R.D., Vtrim’s Director of Corporate Programming.  “Vtrim teaches participants how to manage what they eat; versus food restriction…weight loss follows naturally.”HRSentry’s CEO, Dean Haller said, “Health care costs are a major drain on business revenues…Vtrim’s clinically proven approach supports our mission to provide employers with HR programs that cut risk, enhance productivity and build the bottom line long-term.”The Vtrim interactive, online model is based on 18 years of research by Jean Harvey-Berino, Ph.D., R.D., an obesity researcher at the University of Vermont.  Participants typically lose an average of 1-2 pounds per week over the course of the program.A number of Vermont firms, including Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Green Mountain Power, Fletcher Allen Health Care, NRG Systems and Seventh Generation have incorporated Vtrim Online into their HR programming.“The results of Vtrim have had a profound effect on my work life. I have more energy and am more productive.” said Jan Blittersdorf, CEO at NRG Systems. “As I want my employees to reap the same rewards, NRG Systems now offers Vtrim to our employees. They benefit personally and our company benefits. Healthier lifestyles are integral to our corporate culture.”“By the way”, notes Haller, “HRSentry clients receive a 10 percent discount off Vtrim’s standard pricing.”About HRSentryHRSentry, a Vermont-based company, was founded by Dean E. Haller, who has more than 35 years of experience in Human Resources administration. HRSentry’s mission is to create, deliver, and support services and training that enhance an organization’s administration and management of Human Resource policies, practices, and procedures. HRSentry’s web-based HR Made Simple System provides human resource forms, policies, and procedures; links to federal and state laws, regulations, and resources.  All system content is kept in a “current” condition and updated as regulatory and other changes occur.  A subscription to the HRSentry HR made Simple System includes ongoing webinars, e-newsletters and alerts.About Vtrim OnlineThe Vtrim  Online Weight Management Program was developed by Jean Harvey-Berino, Ph.D., R.D., a nationally recognized weight-loss researcher at the University of Vermont. Dr. Harvey-Berino’s concept is based on behavior changes: a systematic shaping of daily habits to help people move more and eat less. A dynamic team of health professionals and experts in the weight management field leads Vtrim.  All of Vtrim’s certified facilitators are highly trained professionals with health-related credentials and experience.Source: VTrim. 2.23.2010. Burlington. VTlast_img read more

South American Defense Leaders Gather in Lima for Defense Conference

first_imgBy Dialogo August 03, 2010 U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) leaders are meeting with senior South American security officials Aug. 2-4 for the second annual South American Defense Chief’s conference which aims to improve security cooperation in the region. This year’s South American Defense Chiefs Conference, co-hosted by the Armed Forces of Peru and SOUTHCOM is being held in Lima, Peru. The conference’s focus is on military support to humanitarian assistance and disaster response along with security issues and threats and the way forward as the United States and regional partner nations work to better address those threats. One of the conference’s main objectives is to encourage participants in frank and candid dialogue among on security issues and examine areas of mutual interest for collaboration and cooperation. Last year’s conference, held in Cartagena, Colombia focused on the future challenges and missions for South American forces. Previously, these security conferences were split into two regions; ANDSEC (Andean Ridge Security Conference) featuring the countries from the Andean Ridge, and SOUTHDEC (Southern Cone Defense Conference) which featured countries from the Southern Cone. The conference participants are security leaders from 8 nations and representatives from various regional organizations including the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB); the Inter-American Defense College (IADC); and the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS). Mexico and Panama were invited as observers for this year’s conference.last_img read more

The Target – Feb. 2013

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York NY GUN LAWBULL’S EYE In response to the Sandy Hook school massacre, New York becomes the first state to approve a new gun control law, the toughest in the nation, which expands the state’s existing assault weapons ban, limits the number of bullets allowed in magazines and strengthens gun ownership regulations for the mentally ill. In the mean time, an oblivious NRA endorses Practice Range, a 3-D shooting app for iPhone and iPad, first marking it appropriate for kids ages 4 and up and later changing it to ages 12 and up. Fun fact: NRA Executive Director Wayne LaPierre recently blamed video games for a culture of violence. Thank god this is just an app.JUDGE SAUTNERPARTIAL SCORE After attempting to skip a court date over an illness, then getting caught on a shopping spree in SoHo, Lindsay Lohan mans up and flies to LA to face an angry judge. When LiLo’s new lawyer tells the court that his celebrity client had an upper respiratory infection, Judge Stephanie Sautner responds, “Is that like a cold?” to which the lawyer attempts to argue that it is more like the flu. “No, it’s not,” the judge fires back. “The flu is the flu.” Unfortunately Judge Sautner plans on retiring before Lindsay’s next court date. Los Angeles is filled with murders, rapes and gang violence, but it’s a Lohan that makes Sautner, a law veteran and former NYPD-SVU detective, finally say, “Enough!”BELMONT SOCCERBULL’S EYE Just as Long Island loses the Islanders to Brooklyn, New York soccer team the Cosmos wants to develop part of Belmont Park in Elmont into a professional soccer stadium along with retail, hotel and public park space. Finally, a team to take our minds off the Jets!ESTÉE LAUDERPARTIAL SCORE The cosmetics giant plans to close its fragrance operations in New Jersey and expand operations at its state-of-the-art Melville facility, bringing more jobs to Long Island. Hey, we gave Jersey’s economy JWOWW. It’s our turn for a boost. Then again, Jersey could probably use all the perfume it can get.BVO OFF TARGET PepsiCo says it is removing Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO), a controversial chemical also found in fire retardants, from its Gatorade products. Small quantities of BVO are used to keep the flavor evenly distributed in some citrus-flavored drinks. BVO-free Gatorade will start hitting the shelves over the next few months. So, next time you decide to obey your thirst, check the label first.VERNICE ARMOUR BULL’S EYE The United States ban on women in military combat is lifted, allowing women to apply for jobs in front-line positions and elite commando units. Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, the first African-American female combat pilot, responds to those against the move via a CNN editorial, saying, “True, the average man is physically stronger than the average woman. Standards should not be lowered, and women don’t want them to be. No one should be in a job where he or she doesn’t meet the standards—not every man, for example, is fit to be a Navy SEAL.” Boom.last_img read more

Feeling good about checking

first_imgA novel checking account introduced back in 2008 that gives members the opportunity to earn extra interest and support a favorite cause has become a staple product for Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union.When members open a Feel Good Checking account, the credit union donates $20 in their name to one of seven local nonprofit organizations—and members earn 6.14 percent interest on the first $500 in their account and can order a free box of checks annually.Seattle Metropolitan CU began work on Feel Good Checking back in 2007 as part of a marketing and branding campaign promoting cooperative principles and the CU difference. “We were looking for ways not just to talk about those principles, but to demonstrate them in action by giving members a voice and a way to join us in giving back to the community,” says CUES member Jill Vicente, chief marketing officer of the $700 million CU serving 44,000 members.Feel Good Checking now accounts for almost a third of all checking accounts, and the CU has raised more than $150,000 for its nonprofit partners. Selecting the organizations that will benefit from Feel Good donations has become something of an annual event. The nomination process usually begins in October. Members and other supporters of local organizations are invited to nominate groups in seven categories: animal welfare, arts and culture, education, environment and sustainability, families and neighborhoods, health, and hunger and housing. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Female ‘ojek’ driver fights off robbers in Bekasi

first_imgA female app-based ojek (motorcycle taxi) driver has wowed netizens after CCTV footage of her fighting off two men who were trying to rob her went viral on social media.Dwi Wulan Meilani, 32, was reportedly dropping off a food order at a Bekasi housing complex in West Java at 3 a.m. on Sunday when the incident occurred.The CCTV footage shows her riding her motorcycle on a quiet road when two men, also on a motorbike, approach her from behind. One points a sickle at her and tries to grab hold of one of her handlebars but fails. He then pushes her and she falls to the ground. Leaping off the back of his bike, the robber rushes over to Dwi and snatches her smartphone from her hand. But she quickly gets up, runs after him, grabs on to his jacket and pulls him down to the ground before he can get back on his vehicle.His accomplice remains on the bike, likely shocked and confused, watching the entire scene unfold.Dwi and the robber grapple on the ground. He desperately tries to get away but she latches on to his jacket — which he decides to discard in order to make his escape.Nevertheless, she persisted. Read also: ‘Ojek’ drivers stand up against violent robbersShe chases after both the fleeing motorcycle and her attacker, who can be seen running away, leaving only his jacket behind.In the fray, Dwi managed to get back her smartphone — along with the robber’s sickle.“I just grabbed the sickle. And then I screamed and some young men came to help,” Dwi said on Wednesday as quoted by asked the young men to chase the robbers but had already fled the scene.Meanwhile, Babelan Police chief Comr. Ramses Sitinjak said his officers would do everything they could to track down the perpetrators and the CCTV recording had been secured as evidence.He added that Dwi had decided against filing an official report about the incident because she had not been injured nor had she lost any of her belongings.“She said she was fine, so she didn’t file a report. However, we will investigate the attempted robbery as it has become viral.” (aly)Topics :last_img read more