Santander’s Irish deal eyed by Poles

first_img KCS-content whatsapp Santander’s Irish deal eyed by Poles Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Polish regulator KNF is to probe Spanish group Banco Santander’s deal to buy Zachodni WBK, the Polish arm of Allied Irish Banks, to see if confidential information was exchanged.Allied Irish Banks said suggestions of any irregularity were unfounded while Ireland’s finance minister, Brian Lenihan, a minority shareholder in the Irish lender after a state bailout last year, defended the transparency of the sale process.On Friday, Santander said it was to buy Allied Irish’s 70 per cent holding in BZ WBK for €2.9bn, beating French bank BNP Paribas and PKO BP, Poland’s top lender and backed by the government.KNF confirmed it was looking at whether confidential information was exchanged. Santander would not comment. Tags: NULLcenter_img Monday 13 September 2010 7:32 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comlast_img read more

Resources offered to help Anglican seminarians learn about gender justice

first_imgResources offered to help Anglican seminarians learn about gender justice Posted Mar 20, 2019 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Theological Education Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN [Anglican Communion News Service] A new educational resource to help Anglican theological colleges, seminaries and training programs teach about just relationships between women and men is being developed by the International Anglican Women’s Network. An international theological working group, drawing members from across the Communion, met in Limuru, Kenya, last week, to work on the study materials, “God’s Justice: Just relationships between women and men, girls and boys.”Read the full article here. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Anglican Communion, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

Butaro Doctors’ Housing / MASS Design Group

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/372699/butaro-doctors-housing-mass-design-group Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMASS Design GroupOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingRwandaPublished on May 16, 2013Cite: “Butaro Doctors’ Housing / MASS Design Group” 16 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Housing Rwanda photographs:  Iwan BaanPhotographs:  Iwan Baan + 9 Share Butaro Doctors’ Housing / MASS Design GroupSave this projectSaveButaro Doctors’ Housing / MASS Design GroupSave this picture!© Iwan BaanHousing•Rwanda Butaro Doctors’ Housing / MASS Design Group Photographs Architects: MASS Design Group Area Area of this architecture project Projects Year:  Year:  2012 Area:  500 m² Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” CopyText description provided by the architects. Background Global health pioneer Partners In Health (PIH) partnered with the Rwandan Ministry of Health in 2005 to extend health care access throughout rural Rwanda—particularly to the Burera District’s population of 340,000 who had limited access to care. Recognizing an opportunity to leverage design for improved health outcomes, PIH partnered with MASS Design Group (MASS) in 2008 to build the Butaro District Hospital. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, including immersive learning alongside the doctors, nurses, staff, and community, the project cultivated new ideas about how to design for better health. Yet it also uncovered a pivotal challenge in health delivery: the new facilities would only be sustainable if they can continue to attract and retain the best staff over the long term. MASS, PIH, and their partners, led by the Daniel E. Ponton Fund at the Boston-based Brigham and Women’s Hospital, launched a multi-phase housing initiative to help attract and retain the best medical expertise in this rural region. By providing a space of respite and recovery, this housing provides a key service in the provision of the best level of care to the community.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – JacquardPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsDesign And ConstructionFour two-bedroom homes (roughly 1,300 sq. ft. each) now step down a terraced hillside, five minutes from the hospital by foot. The project sets an example for quality construction by focusing on innovative, earthquake safe, and sustainable practices that use local materials. The four duplexes were constructed with compressed stabilized earth blocks (CSEBs), bricks fabricated in a workshop on location with soil excavated from the worksite. Compared to the traditional construction methods of concrete block or fired brick, building with CSEBs reduced the use of cement, negates the need for transportation of materials, eliminates the need for firing (thus reducing deforestation), and creates jobs through block production. After testing that the area’s soil was appropriate for CSEB production, MASS brought in a block press and set up a training workshop on site. This skill development for reinforced CSEB construction was emphasized in order to build capacity for safe and sustainable building as the community grows. Ten newly trained members of the community led a full-time block production crew, and fabricated 29,000 blocks over the course of three months. This unique press and corresponding molds allow for reinforcement, a feature necessary in this seismic zone. ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/372699/butaro-doctors-housing-mass-design-group Clipboard Save this picture!© Iwan BaanA reinforced concrete frame further supports the CSEBs’ seismic strength, plaster and white paint polish the walls, and a second layer of the volcanic rock from the local Virunga Mountains highlights the high- quality local craftsmanship. Likewise, all interior furnishings are custom-fabricated: the cypress and pine furniture, poured-in-place concrete sinks, metal light fixtures, as well as artisan-made doors, crafted with angled pieces leftover from the muvura wood roof trusses.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanEducating Through ProcessBesides attracting expert doctors to Butaro, MASS used this customization process to foment the skilled labor force in the community. Everything from the CSEBs to the light fixtures was fabricated by local masons, carpenters, and artisans who worked reciprocally with the MASS team, providing local knowledge and receiving training through the process. Over 275 people received training in new expertise that is marketable throughout Rwanda. Furthermore, by implementing rotational hiring to foster more extensive community ownership and extend the economic distribution, MASS was able to employ over 900 individuals in the construction process, and distribute over $400,000 into the local and regional economies for replicable impact. The Butaro Doctors’ Housing project, completed November 2012, created an improved, sustainable building practice as well as new Rwandan ambassadors of better building.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanConstituent Of A Broader Health Care NetworkThe homes now house both Rwandan and expatriate doctors, fulfilling the mission for the first phase on which has become known as Umusozi Ukiza—the Healing Hill. Future phases will add further housing for staff and patient families undergoing treatment in the country’s first outpatient cancer center, which MASS has designed and is currently overseeing construction on a nearby site. It is in this context that the Doctors’ Housing represents an integral step of a multi-phase, broad-reaching strategy to both build the facilities, as well as the social capacity, economic opportunity, and knowledge needed for improving community health in the entire Burera region.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessThe City of Fort Lauderdale Votes in Favor of BIG’s Marina LoftsArticlesWood Summit Smaland ConferenceEventProject locationAddress:RwandaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2012last_img read more

Post-Earthquake Prototype – Rural Dwelling / AL BORDE + El Sin…

first_img “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898988/post-earthquake-prototype-nil-rural-dwelling-al-borde-plus-el-sindicato-arquitectura Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898988/post-earthquake-prototype-nil-rural-dwelling-al-borde-plus-el-sindicato-arquitectura Clipboard Post-Earthquake Prototype – Rural Dwelling / AL BORDE + El Sindicato Arquitectura Post-Earthquake Prototype – Rural Dwelling / AL BORDE + El Sindicato ArquitecturaSave this projectSavePost-Earthquake Prototype – Rural Dwelling / AL BORDE + El Sindicato Arquitectura Projects Year:  Architects: AL BORDE, El Sindicato Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img CopyHouses•Horconcitos, Ecuador Ecuador Save this picture!© JAG Studio+ 25Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Client:Familia Viteri HidalgoProject Coordination:Mitsuyoshi Kawasaki – Al Borde & El Sindicato ArquitecturaEngineering :Mathieu LamourBuilder:El Sindicato Arquitectura, ENOBRA & Miguel RamosInfographics:Mitsuyoshi Kawasaki – Al Borde & El Sindicato ArquitecturaCity:HorconcitosCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© JAG StudioRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorspanoramah!®ah! 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LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemSave this picture!Problematic InfographicsThe Prototype: As a second life of the German pavilion for HIII, we developed a post-earthquake prototype for the rural Ecuadorian coast, which costs the same as the houses delivered by the state but better adapted to the user and the place where it is implanted.Save this picture!Prototype options InfographicsSave this picture!Cortesía de El Sindicato ArquitecturaIt is an industrialized prototype, because its earthquake-resistant structure can be prefabricated in plywood and assembled in any rural area without the need for specialized machinery or workforce, the use of industrialized materials for the structure allows us to have greater efficiency in construction.Save this picture!© JAG StudioSave this picture!Structure InfographicsIt is a progressive prototype (in one or two floors) because it has two planned extensions; the first expansion is a module exactly the same as the initial and the second one, is the union between the initial and the first extension.Save this picture!Possible Plans UsesIt is a replicable prototype, because the structural design allows the use of typical sections of local sawn wood in any part of the country and because its constructive logic was simplified thinking about the possibility that the users could self-build the extensions.Save this picture!© JAG StudioThe prototype was conceived as a structural and constructive modular system that allows each project to be adapted and designed according to the conditions of each site location, so that the constructive technology of envelopes and facades vary depending on each project.Save this picture!PlanThe Project: Housing implanted after the earthquake of April 2016 in  Los Horconcitos-Manabí rural area, to be used by a couple of grandparents who are visited by children and grandchildren sporadically, the weather and sunlight determined the orientation of the house that takes advantage of the air currents from the junction of the Chone River and the Pacific in the distance to ensure cross ventilation.In the south façade, the project seeks privacy in front of the access road to the land and the neighbors while to the north the project opens with a large window that takes advantage of the lighting and the great landscape.Save this picture!© JAG StudioSave this picture!Constructed Prototype InfographicsOn the east façade the bedrooms are located to take advantage of the morning light and in the west the public spaces to take advantage of the sunset lighting.The initial module houses the 3 bedrooms. The first extension bathroom, cellar, kitchen and an outside balcony. The second room and dining room extension.Save this picture!© JAG StudioAs the project was also the first application of the prototype of a plant, it was decided to experiment with the envelope technologies by building the initial module with walls of chopped cane, cement plaster and earth paint and the walls of the first extension with bahareque plaster of earth and earth paint that gives aesthetic uniformity to the whole house.The house was built with a team of 2 construction masters and two agricultural assistants without experience in construction, in mingas with the family and friends of the users and in a construction workshop organized from the ENOBRA platform. All this in two months.Save this picture!Cortesía de El Sindicato ArquitecturaProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Little Art Studio / Chen + Suchart StudioSelected ProjectsKing West Loft / Studio of Contemporary Architecture (SOCA)Selected Projects Share ArchDaily 2017 Houses CopyAbout this officeAL BORDEOfficeFollowEl Sindicato ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHorconcitosIcebergOn FacebookEcuadorPublished on March 13, 2021Cite: “Post-Earthquake Prototype – Rural Dwelling / AL BORDE + El Sindicato Arquitectura” [Prototipo Post-Terremoto Vivienda Rural / AL BORDE + El Sindicato Arquitectura] 13 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Drone Operators on Farms Asked to be Extra Cautious

first_img SHARE Previous articleFarmers and Ranchers Want Comprehensive Tax ReformNext articleIndiana State Department of Agriculture Fills Out Public Affairs Team Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Drone Operators on Farms Asked to be Extra Cautious Home Indiana Agriculture News Drone Operators on Farms Asked to be Extra Cautious SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 6, 2017 The National Agricultural Aviation Association wants to remind farmers using drones on their operations this year to remember to keep an eye out for agricultural aircraft flying low over their fields. Agricultural aviators often fly as low as ten feet off the ground and may find themselves in the same airspace as drones that are licensed to fly as high as 400 feet off the ground. That is why the National Ag Aviation Association is urging farmers to do what they can to watch out for the larger aircraft. Executive Director Andrew Moore says, “When flying at speeds over 140 miles per hour, agricultural aviators likely won’t see a UAV. That’s why it’s so important for drone operators to protect aviators any way they can.”In tests conducted by the Colorado Agricultural Aviators Association and the state of Colorado, not one pilot could continually track a 28-inch drone while flying at regular speeds. They may be spotted for a second but will not be continually seen, so it is up to drone operators to prevent potential collisions.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Independent journalist beaten unconscious by state oil company guards

first_img Related documents IPGA Letter on Abbasov attackPDF – 248.1 KB June 8, 2021 Find out more Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh News Update – 19.04.2012: The International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan (IPGA) wrote to President Ilham Aliyev today asking him ensure that an independent and transparent investigation is launched into the brutal attack on investigative journalist Idrak Abbasov.Read the letter: June 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News Organisation RSF_en RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijancenter_img to go further —–18.04.2012 – Independent journalist beaten unconscious by state oil company guardsReporters Without Borders roundly condemns the vicious beating that independent journalist Idrak Abbasov received today from security guards employed by the state oil company SOCAR when he filmed SOCAR’s demolition of houses near his home on the outskirts of Baku. He was hospitalized in a serious condition after being beaten unconscious.“We are appalled by this brutal attack, which left Abbasov in an alarming condition,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is all the most regrettable as it could have been avoided if the required attention had been paid to the harassment to which Abbasov and his family have been subjected for months.“The authorities must take immediate and energetic action to identify and punish those responsible. Any other response would leave them shouldering a large part of the blame for this attack, which is typical of the insensitive handling of the real estate transformation under way in and around the capital.”A correspondent for Zerkalo and the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS), Abbasov was filming SOCAR’s demolition operations and protests by residents near his home in Sulutapa, a village in Binagadi district, at around midday, when several SOCAR employees seized his camera, threw him to the ground and kicked him repeatedly. Several other journalists, including Yeni Musavat correspondent Gunay Musayeva, were also attacked. According to the information available, the police have not as yet begun an investigation.Abbasov lost a lot of blood in the attack which left him unconscious. He was hospitalized with concussion, multiple fractures and an eye injury. Tests are currently being carried out but doctors said that Abbasov’s injuries, although serious, are not life-threatening. They were, however, concerned about the possibility that he might be suffering internal bleeding.Abbasov and his family have been harassed for months. Index on Censorship, a London-based organization that defends freedom of expression, awarded him its 2012 prize for his tenacity in covering the illegal expropriation and demolition of homes in his village.Human rights activist Leyla Yunus of the Institute for Peace and Democracy also continues to be hounded for denouncing illegal evictions and demolition in and around Baku. Yesterday, police went to her apartment with the aim of carrying out a search and identifying all those present. But as they had no warrant and Yunus was not there, those present refused to let them in. The premises of Yunus’ NGO were demolished last summer.The attack on Abbasov came two days after President Ilham Aliev criticized an “information war” at the end of a cabinet meeting. Responding to growing criticism of systematic human rights abuses in Azerbaijan, which is ranked 162nd out of 179 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Aliev said, “We have democracy, freedom expression, freedom of opinion and freedom of assembly.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Next month’s Eurovision song contest in Baku, which the government hopes will crown its efforts to improve Azerbaijan’s international image, must be used to turn the spotlight on the critical situation for the country’s human rights defenders and independent journalists.”(Photo: Agency Turan) News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Azerbaijan News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says April 9, 2021 Find out more April 18, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent journalist beaten unconscious by state oil company guards Receive email alertslast_img read more

TxDOT traffic alerts for June 20, 2019

first_imgLocal News TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 TxDOT traffic alerts for June 20, 2019 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp TxDOT logo Texas Department of Transportation traffic alerts for June 20, 2019. >> CITY OF PECOS: Crew will starts sealcoating FM 761 (Eddy Street) today and will work there for next several days. Expect loose rocks and wet asphalt. Move cars off road, and find alternate routes if you can. >> REEVES/LOVING COUNTIES: TxDOT has decided to keep the Pecos River bridge on RM 652 in a one-lane configuration until the bridge can be widened. Temporary traffic signals will direct the flow of traffic and allow alternating passage across the bridge. This will take about six months. It is very important that motorists obey this temporary signal. Running a red light could have catastrophic results. Please obey warning signs. >> MIDLAND COUNTY: Loop 250 main lanes over Fairgrounds Road will be closed for the next 2-3 weeks. Also, the frontage roads on the east side of town are down to one lane between County Road 60 and County Road 1150. They are also down to one lane between Todd Road and Fairgrounds Road. Twitter Twitter Pinterest Previous articlePET OF THE WEEK: ZaraNext articleBasin rig count up two as oil prices continue to rise Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

HMS Erebus’ Bell Unveiled

first_img View post tag: Unveiled View post tag: News by topic View post tag: americas November 7, 2014 View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Erebus’ Bell Unveiled HMS Erebus’ Bell Unveiled View post tag: europe The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, unveiled the ship’s bell recovered from the recently discovered Franklin Expedition shipwreck, HMS Erebus.According to naval traditions, a ship’s bell is a symbolic embodiment of the ship itself. The ship’s bell from HMS Erebus would have been used for marking the passage of time onboard the vessel. Like the chiming of a clock, the bell would have been struck every half hour both day and night to announce the march of time and to signal the changing of the crew’s watches (shifts).This stunning artifact was recovered during dives and archaeological investigation by Parks Canada’s underwater archaeology team in September. The bell was found on the deck adjacent to the ship’s displaced windlass (a form of anchor winch), above which it was originally mounted. Since then, the bell has been undergoing conservation stabilization and additional research.The bell is intact and generally in very good condition. Two embossed markings – introduced when the bronze bell was first cast – are evident on the artifact: a Royal Navy “broad arrow” indicating property of the British Government, as well as the date “1845.”Press release, Image: Parks Canada View post tag: HMS Erebus Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: Parks Canada View post tag: Bell Share this articlelast_img read more

OCHS Drama Guild’s “Bye-Bye-Birdie” March 30 and 31 at 7:00PM April 1 at…

first_imgThe Ocean City High School Drama Guild presents the musical “Bye Bye Birdie” at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, located at 6th Street & Atlantic Avenue in Ocean City, on March 30 and 31 at 7:00 p.m., and on April 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.  For tickets, call the Box Office at 609-399-1290, ext. 1442.last_img

Learning goes online

first_imgFears that decades of baking expertise could be lost to the next gene-ration of bakers, because of a lack of training provision, have prompted the creation of a new online bakery school.Due to be launched at the Baking Industry Exhibition (BIE) on 6-9 April and go live in May, [http://www.thebakeryschool.com] is the brainchild of Jean Grieves, a former bakery tutor and conference chairman of the British Society of Baking (BSB), and prominent craft baker Albert Waterfield of Waterfields of Leigh, Lancashire.The website will feature in excess of 50 modules, covering all aspects of baking, including bread, confectionery and raw materials, which students can work through at their own pace. They will feature three main areas: ingredients; methods; and processes/problem-solving. Each module will feature a short online assessment, and should be backed up by practical training in the bakery. The modules do not count towards official qualifications, such as NVQs.”A man might be working on the buses one week, get a job in a bakery the next, and be able to use the online modules to pick up fundamentals of the job under the guidance of his employer the next. They will help him understand the underpinning knowledge of the processes he is working on in the bakery. This is about passing on knowledge to people who haven’t had the benefit of a bakery college education,” says Albert Waterfield.The modules will naturally appeal to the craft sector, but plant bakers could also be interested, he says. “When things go wrong in a plant bakery, staff still need to understand why it went wrong and how to put it right.”== Move to online ==Originally, the modules were to be put on to discs that could be sent out to bakeries, but Jean says they quickly realised the web would be a better medium; it can be easily updated, is available 24 hours a day and can be developed to include video demonstrations and photographs. Many of the modules have already been sent out by disc to several well-known craft bakers to trial, including Birds of Derby, Wienholts and Mathiesons. The website will go live in May and is expected to cost £250 for a year’s access to all modules.Jean and Albert have been working on the project for two years, investing considerable amounts of their own time and money, in an effort to safeguard the bakery expertise in the industry for future generations. They also received around £4,000 worth of support from Association of Bakery Ingredients Manufacturers, the BSB and the north west region of the National Association of Master Bakers. The British Confectioners’ Association has also since become a major supporter of the project.While skills sector council Improve is also looking to set up a National Skills Academy for bakery – a project that will be discussed at a meeting at the BIE – Jean says there is no conflict of interest between the two schemes. “We think the Bakery School will complement Improve’s work and we would be happy to work with them later down the line,” she says. “But we felt we had to do something now to safeguard the skills and knowledge in our industry before they are lost forever. Government-led initiatives can take a long time to happen. We were both really concerned about colleges closing and what is happening with the next generation of bakers. We felt we had to act immediately.”last_img read more