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  • 2006:THE YEAR AHEAD

    first_imgI’m hoping for a more buoyant economy, encouraging people to spend more, and for that spend to be on premium bakery products, whether they be healthy or indulgent. The issue with the UK food market is that we don’t eat more or less calories depending on the economy – we eat more or less premium. Hopefully, people will spend on that extra bakery treat rather than foreign holidays, drinks or restaurants.The seeds are already sown and the growth will continue in premium quality breads, but more in the wholemeal seeded area rather than in standard whites. We are beginning to see real growth in premium confectionery and we think there will be new products launched in the premium patisserie and dessert areas this year. Products such as super-indulgent banoffee pies and really rich chocolate, caramel or toffee sauces are getting a lot of interest. These would typically be for larger craft bakeries looking to exploit their wholesale or home consumption markets, supplying into retailers.I’d like to see a year free of ‘events’, such as business failures or food safety scares. If we could just have a boring year, I’d be very happy. If I were to be a super-optimist, I would seek a common sense approach on issues such as salt and trans fats, not media hype or retailer rivalry, where retailers attempt to gain a health moral high ground, and which may or may not be based on good science.last_img read more

  • Bukayo Saka: Arsenal wing-back says England captain Harry Kane helped him settle in national team | Football News

    first_imgSouthgate and GrealishImage:Jack Grealish is the player who has impressed Saka the most in England training As well as Saka, England boss Southgate has called up Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish to the senior set-up once more.Grealish was instrumental in his side’s 3-0 win at Arsenal on Sunday – a match Saka scored an own goal in – and the youngster is delighted to have the Villa captain as a team-mate instead of an opponent this week.“He’s a top player. When I came here the first time he was the player who impressed me the most in training,” Saka said.“Before we played against Villa at the weekend we analysed him and picked him out as one of their main threats and he showed it in the game.“He was amazing from start to finish, so it’s going to be good to play with him and not against him this week.” “In the games and opportunities he gives me, I want to give my all on the pitch and I hope I can repay the faith he has shown in me.“Games against Belgium are the type of games you want to play in as a player – the big games, the games that mean the most.“It’s not just that game, though, every time I get an opportunity to show how good I am, hopefully I can do my best and hopefully get picked for the Euros.”‘Grealish impressed me the most’ “All the boys have been so good with me from the first minute I came in,” Saka said in his first England news conference.“Harry Kane put his arm around me, he spoke to me and asked me how I was. For him to do that, it helped me settle in much quicker and made me feel comfortable to be myself around everyone.- Advertisement – The 19-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise since breaking into Arsenal’s first team in November 2018, and he revealed it was Tottenham striker and England captain Kane who helped him settle when he joined up with his international team-mates. – Advertisement – By his own admission, Saka started nervously against Wales on his debut last month but is determined to push on with the national team and is already targeting next summer’s delayed European Championships.- Advertisement – Harry Kane shows his frustration after missing a second-half chanceImage:England captain Harry Kane was instrumental in making Saka feel at home in the senior set-up Bukayo SakaImage:Saka has enjoyed a meteoric rise since breaking into Arsenal’s first team in November 2018 Gareth SouthgateImage:Saka wants to repay the faith shown in him by England manager Gareth Southgate Arsenal wing-back Bukayo Saka is grateful to England captain Harry Kane for helping him settle in the national team and hopes to repay the faith shown in him by manager Gareth Southgate.Saka, who made his England senior debut against Wales last month, has been called up to Southgate’s squad for the second time ahead of matches against Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland.- Advertisement – “That helps me not just off the pitch but also on the pitch too, because I feel like I can be myself, express myself and play with the confidence that I play with back at my club.”England face Republic of Ireland in a friendly at Wembley on Thursday, before travelling to Belgium and hosting Iceland in the Nations League – both games live on Sky Sports. “It’s been amazing to have the faith of the manager and for him to recall me to this camp,” Saka said.“When I got the text, I was so happy again and I just want to do my best here.last_img read more

  • TT Court of Appeal rules against Jack Warner

    first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – A Trinidad and Tobago  Appeal Court Wednesday ordered the former chairman of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP), Austin Jack Warner, to pay a former member of the party more than TT$600,000 in compensation over defamatory remarks he made.Justice Peter Jamadar, Gregory Smith and Prakash Moosai in a 73-page ruling said that Warner, a former government minister an international football executive, had to pay TT$650,000 to Faaiq Mohammed, a former councilor of the Chaguanas Borough, in Central Trinidad.In 2014, Warner was ordered by the High Court to pay Mohammed TT$220,000 after Mohammed had successfully that he had been defamed by statements made by Warner, who had accused him of accepting a bribe when he voted for in support of councilor of the United National Congress (UNC) for the post of presiding officer during the corporation’s first meeting that year.Mohammed had appealed the High Court award and the Court of Appeal in increase the quantum also said that interest would be added from the date Mohammed filed his claim.The Court of Appeal had found the conduct of Warner, who was not present in Court, to be “oppressive,” adding “it was outrageous by any standards, even given the permissiveness of the local political gayelle. “It was oppressive. It was intended to both ‘advantage’ the appellant, and gain political advantage for the respondent,” the Appeal Court noted.Mohammed said he was immediately expelled from the ILP by Warner. During the High Court trial, Warner admitted defaming Mohammed and accepted liability.last_img read more

  • WATCH : Liverpool 3rd choice keeper Andy Lonergan had scored a scorcher from his…

    first_imgAdvertisement zbNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vstu2shWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8eq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c4aucrWould you ever consider trying this?😱7hCan your students do this? 🌚cr3Roller skating! Powered by Firework After Alisson’s long term injury, Adrian took over the goal for Liverpool FC against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup. The former West Ham man performed exceptionally well in the absence of the most expensive signing as a goalkeeper and his heroics continued as Chelsea and Liverpool went deep into penalty shooutouts in the showpiece Super Cup game in Istanbul. However, by the end of the game , Adrian pulled up injured.Advertisement Third choice goalkeeper at Melwood, Andy Lonergan is set to take the reigns against Southampton in the Premier League this weekend.Advertisement Fans who were wondering who Lonergan might be , searched up online and found a piece of football gold :Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

  • The Nelson Daily MS Team Award winners — Team Rear Guard

    first_imgThe 2017 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge to fundraiser ride to fight to improve the lives of Canadians affected by MS (Multiple sclerosis) was another success this past weekend. The extraordinary two-day 222 kilometer ride that takes cyclists a loop around the Kokanee Glacier in the Selkirk Mountains, from New Denver to Slocan, to Kaslo, and back to New Denver with an overnight in Nelson, raised more than $80,000.The Nelson Daily proudly sponsored the Team Fundraising event with the Team Rear Guard setting the bar high once again to capture the title.Team Rearguard includes, Nancy Noiles, Lorne Westnedge, P’nina Shames, Peter Martyn, Jim Noiles, Nolan Allarie and Sheri Sadowick.last_img read more

  • ‘People have no confidence in Irish Water’ as further water outages hit west Donegal

    first_imgResidents in Cloughaneely are without water once again this afternoon with no sign of it being turned back on before the end of the working day. It comes following another burst to the main pipeline on Saturday that left several businesses having to close its doors for the day.Last week, engineers from Irish Water held a constructive meeting with elected officials from the Gortahork and Falcarragh area to discuss the utility’s plans to replace two sections of water pipes that are prone to frequent bursts. Councillors were told that Irish Water is committed to delivering water improvement works in Falcarragh and financial approval has been given to progress this through the National Leakage Reduction Programme.Irish Water currently plans to commence the construction of this project in Autumn of this year.However, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill, said the people in the area are now ‘beyond angry’ with the current situation and that the current timeframe must be brought forward.“The people in Cloughaneely are beyond angry with Irish Water because they just are not carrying out the work in the emergency fashion that needs to happen,” Cllr O’Domhnaill said. “I have written to the Environment Minister this morning, Richard Bruton, and the CEO of Irish Water asking them to step in and get this project underway now, without delay.“The funding is in place, it is now about getting pipes in the ground.“People have put up with enough,” he added.With the water shortage is expected to continue in the area for at least another 12 hours, O’Domhnaill said Irish Water should ‘hang their heads in shame’.“I have made my sentiments know with those at Irish Water and I have told them to pull their finger out,” he said. “They promised us that they would carry out work to reduce the number of bursts in the area and that simply has not happened.“Works have taken place but it is not reducing the frequency. It is a joke and they need to get on with the work at this point.“They have totally lost the confidence of the people in Cloughaneely and Gortahork and Irish Water need to compensate the businesses that are losing money hand over fist.“It is just not on, the people have lost confidence in Irish Water, as have I, and the only way that can be resolved is if they get on with it and stop the people in this area suffering from these bursts on a regular basis.” ‘People have no confidence in Irish Water’ as further water outages hit west Donegal was last modified: May 20th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Irish Waterlast_img read more

  • Expressway plan extra and quicker services for Donegal customers

    first_imgExpressway has announced it is to introduce new services to get Donegal people to and from Dublin a lot quicker.The company is to introduce two additional services will be added to its Route X32 (Letterkenny – Dublin) service commencing from Sunday, October 27th.The services will depart Letterkenny Bus Station at 00.30am and 03.30am and from Dublin, the additional services will depart at 15.45pm and 21.45pm. The new services are X32, which are limited stop services and offer a reduced journey time of 3hrs 30mins. These will also complement our existing Expressway Route 32 services.The X32 serves Letterkenny, Lifford, Strabane, Omagh, Monaghan, Dublin Airport and Dublin city centre.The additional services have been approved by the National Transport Authority (NTA).Seán Forde, Expressway Product Manager said: “We have added additional services to this route due to an increase in customer demand. Travelling by Expressway to or from an Irish Airport is the most cost-effective and relaxed way to travel. Customers can sit back, relax, enjoy free Wi-Fi, power sockets in comfort without the worry and expense of taxi’s, tolls or car parking fees. Expressway offers a wide range of direct coach services to and from Dublin Airport.” Expressway has thanked all of our customers for their continued support of the public transport services on this corridor and look forward to welcoming you on-board our improved services in the near future.Expressway plan extra and quicker services for Donegal customers was last modified: October 25th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalExpresswayNewServiceslast_img read more

  • Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week:  Scientists, Learn Darwinism on TV

    first_imgIn Current Biology, Kenneth E. Sawin of Wellcome Trust Center for Cell Biology at Edinburgh University was interviewed about his career.  One of the questions was, “What are the big ideas for you now?”  Here is part of his answer:Another thing that I think about, which may be more ethereal, is that cell biologists interested in molecular mechanisms should always be reminding themselves that evolution proceeds without any predestined direction, and this is as true for cellular regulatory mechanisms as it is for organismal evolution [sic].  Even if we don’t think too much about evolution in our day-to-day work, it is the backdrop against which everything takes place, and one needs to keep a very open mind [sic], and not be too dogmatic, about how biological systems may be “designed”, because there is no designer [sic].  The best stimulus for this is to watch a few nature programs on TV. (Emphasis added.)1“Q&A: Kenneth E. Sawin,” Current Biology, Vol 16, R268-R269, 18 April 2006.If anyone can figure out how being dogmatic about evolution is an example of open-mindedness, or how directionlessness produced cellular regulatory mechanisms, or how maintaining faith in purposelessness as a backdrop aids thinking, or how telling oneself there is no designer demonstrates things are not designed, let us know.  Notice two other things he said: (1) scientists don’t think too much about evolution in their day-to-day work, indicating that evolutionary theory is useless, and (2) TV is this evolutionist’s source of inspiration (see visualization in the Baloney Detector).  So producers get their stimulus from the dogmatic claims of the evolutionary biologists, and biologists in turn get their inspiration from watching the resulting TV shows: a vicious cycle, with emphasis on vicious.    Example: last night The Science Channel replayed The Rise of Man, one of the dumbest examples of evolutionary storytelling ever made for the tube.  In this ridiculous portrayal of made-up history, presented in all seriousness, naked ape-faced actors invent religion when lightning strikes, invent language when stealing ostrich eggs, invent the family when she-ape needs help in childbirth, and invent art when one ape-man sticks a shiny stone on his female’s mud-plastered forehead.  The group all giggles in the mud together at this new sign of beauty.  If this is Sawin’s inspiration, God help him.    Cave Man was much better.  At least Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach and John Matuszak all knew it was only a spoof.  Let’s offer Sawin and his ilk free unending reruns of all the evolution shows they want; maybe this will keep them in a permanent state of euphoria – and out of the classroom. (Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

  • Titan Methane Age Still a Problem

    first_img“Our new map provides more coverage of Titan’s poles, but even if all of the features we see there were filled with liquid methane, there’s still not enough to sustain the atmosphere for more than 10 million years.”  So said Elizabeth Turtle, lead author of a paper in Geophysical Research Letters,1 in an article on the Cassini Imaging Team [ISS] website.  She added, “How long Titan’s atmosphere has existed or can continue to exist is still an open question.”  The press release was written up by Space.com and National Geographic.    A comparison of older and newer images suggests that cloudbursts of liquid methane may occur.  Some of the polar lakes may dry up and others refill as the seasons change.  Cassini is exploring Titan at its equinox.  One goal of another extended mission would be to study seasonal changes until the next solstice in 2017.    Cassini instruments have difficulty characterizing the lakes.  They could be very shallow.  The Huygens probe landed in 2005 on a flat playa that appeared to have ice boulders that had tumbled out of canyons possibly carved by flash floods.  Scientists in the 1990s had predicted that Titan’s surface might be submerged in a global ocean of liquid ethane and methane; that did not pan out.  Instead, most of the equatorial region of the planet-size moon is blanketed with dunes.  All the low-albedo features, assumed to be lakes, discovered to date have been in the polar regions.    How is the absence of methane explained?  The press release said, “the new observations suggest that underground methane reservoirs must exist.”  To what extent that conclusion was inferred from the need to keep Titan billions of years old was not stated.  The original paper’s introduction referred to the quandary about methane destruction rates in the atmosphere, but then hid the solution underground:Photochemical processes acting in the atmosphere convert methane into more complex hydrocarbons, substantial quantities of which may have precipitated from the atmosphere over Titan’s history [Yung et al., 1984; Lorenz and Lunine, 2005].  These processes create Titan’s atmospheric hazes and destroy methane over relatively short timescales, ~107-108 yr [Yung et al., 1984].  Therefore, Titan is hypothesized to have reservoirs of liquid methane to resupply the atmosphere [e.g., Lunine, 1993].  Knowledge of the distribution of liquids on Titan’s surface and clouds in its atmosphere, as well as any changes in either, provides constraints that are essential to furthering our understanding of Titan’s methane cycle, its atmospheric dynamics, its total methane inventory and, thus, the sustainability of its current atmosphere.The constraints so far make it difficult to extrapolate Titan’s methane lifetime over another 1-2 orders of magnitude.  After stating the problem, the paper focused on observations of changes in the lakes, but revisited the age problem in paragraph 10:The low-albedo features observed by ISS at both poles cover over 600,000 km2, almost 1% of Titan’s total surface area; however, even if all of these features are currently liquid-filled, they do not appear to provide enough methane to keep Titan’s atmosphere resupplied for a substantial amount of time [Lorenz et al., 2008].  Thus, although Mitri et al. [2007] have demonstrated that evaporation from lakes covering 0.002�0.02 of the surface could maintain the current methane relative humidity over short timescales, only a relatively small fraction of the liquid reservoirs required to replenish atmospheric methane over geologic timescales currently appears to exist on the surface.No evidence for subsurface reservoirs was provided.  Atmospheric methane is not a closed system.  The solar wind depletes the methane and converts the remainder to ethane and complex hydrocarbons that should have been accumulating on the surface to extreme depths, if the process has been ongoing for billions of years.  (This is a problem at Mars, too: see 01/16/2009).  Instead, Titan appears to be mostly a dry world with very few craters and low relief, blanketed with icy sand dunes.    The popular write-ups either did not mention the problem or suggested the answer is underground.  They focused instead on the fascinating idea of methane cloudbursts on a strange world.  National Geographic not only avoided the subject, but ended with a tie-in to global warming: “It may be that global warming on Earth will take us slightly in a Titan-like direction, with heavier downpours separated by longer droughts.”  The original paper said nothing about global warming.1.  Turtle et al, “Cassini imaging of Titan’s high-latitude lakes, clouds, and south-polar surface changes,” Geophysical Research Letters, VOL. 36, L02204, Jan 29, 2009, doi:10.1029/2008GL036186.We’ve been bringing up this problem for years.  This latest paper shows that no solution has been forthcoming for over two decades; in fact, the problem has only gotten worse.  The consensus Age of the Solar System (A.S.S.) is 4.6 billion years.  10 million years is 1/450th of that value, and that is the maximum that the empirical evidence permits.  If planetary scientists truly followed the evidence where it leads, as scientists are supposed to do, they would have to conclude Titan is young.  Evidence from Enceladus, Iapetus, Mercury, comets, Mars, the moon and many other bodies that showcase evidence of youth could be adduced for support.  The ramifications of that conclusion would be so far-reaching and unpalatable to the old-age, evolution-inebriated materialistic community, they have to resort to distraction to keep people from thinking about it.  CEH thinks the sidestep is the most interesting part of the dance.    The comeback argument is that scientists “know” the solar system is old from other lines of evidence, e.g., radiometric dating of meteorites and rock units on Earth, and so forth.  But they don’t “know” these things without making assumptions.  Planetologists used to “know” that planets required billions of years to form from a solar nebula.  That was before the revolution in thinking caused by the discovery of extrasolar planets.  Their properties suggest – some say require – rapid formation to prevent destruction by migration.  Indeed, a whole new “heretical” disk-instability hypothesis proposes that giant planets can form much more rapidly than thought.  When you find a number of bodies in the solar system today with upper-limit ages converging at the recent end of the evolutionary timescale, it becomes increasingly implausible to believe we live at a special epoch when all these phenomena are observable.  It should call into question the timescale itself.    For reasons philosophical rather than empirical, many in the old paradigm don’t wish to think along those lines.  Others, from years of indoctrination in the paradigm, cannot even begin to think outside the box.  They just chalk up the mysteries as anomalies.  Anomalies are the stuff of which scientific revolutions are made.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

  • New eye care unit for KZN children

    first_imgThe Orbis Paediatric Eye Care Centre will offer specialised treatment and surgery for blinding conditions that are common in South Africa. (Image: Paula Wilson Media Consulting) Early intervention to address child eye problems can make a major difference to the quality of a youngster’s life. (Image: Paula Wilson Media Consulting) MEDIA CONTACTS • Cathy Williams  Paula Wilson Media Consulting   +27 21 782 2847RELATED ARTICLES • Universal healthcare for SA? • Healthcare from your mobile • Brazil health plan adapted for SA • R13.8m surgical skills centre for SA • Smile Week to transform children’s lives Wilma den HartighA new state-of-the-art paediatric eye-care centre has opened at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. The new facility is a major step forward for child eye health in South Africa.The centre was established in partnership between the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health and Orbis, an international non-profit organisation that works to fight blindness by providing quality eye care in developing countries.The new facility forms part of a three-year strategy to improve children’s eye health in KwaZulu-Natal and alleviate avoidable blindness.Latest sight-saving technologyThe Orbis Paediatric Eye Care Centre will offer specialised treatment and surgery for blinding conditions that are common in South Africa, such as paediatric congenital cataract, glaucoma, retinoblastoma and uncorrected refractive error.“This is a world-class facility where the most complex forms of surgery can be done,” says Lene Øverland, director of programmes for Orbis Europe, Middle East and Africa.Øverland says that although the new centre comes equipped with the best modern eye-care technology, it has been carefully designed with children in mind. “It is a child-friendly space and is designed in such a way that children feel comfortable going there,” she says.Better eye care for childrenThe new facility is a timely response to a major need in paediatric eye care in South Africa, as only the Western Cape has specialised eye-care services for children within the government health sector.“More centres are needed to relieve pressure on existing eye-care facilities in South Africa,” she says.Orbis has identified sub-Saharan Africa as a priority region as it carries the heaviest burden of blindness globally.According to World Health Organisation statistics, the greatest need is in developing countries, where 90% of the blind live. Further statistics indicate that up to 60% of infants die within two years of becoming blind.“Eye care is often a neglected area of healthcare because it is not seen as big a threat as conditions such as HIV and malaria,” she says.“In about half of the cases, paediatric blindness could be prevented if access to appropriate medical facilities were available at the right time.”In May 2011 Orbis made a commitment to develop an additional 10 paediatric eye-care centres in sub-Saharan Africa by 2021. This centre at IALCH is the second of these 10 centres.Strengthening the referral networkØverland says that part of their work is to communicate the value of early intervention in eye care. Strengthening the referral network, training healthcare workers at primary, secondary and tertiary levels and improving awareness among parents and care-givers are other elements of the comprehensive eye-care plan.“Early intervention is absolutely crucial and is a very important part of this project. We want to ensure that primary and secondary healthcare workers know when to refer cases for further treatment,” she says.Research has shown that childhood blindness accounts for about a third of the total economic cost of blindness. Early intervention to address child eye problems can make a major difference to the quality of a youngster’s life.“Restoring a child’s sight gives one of the best returns on medical investment and more importantly, it gives a child the chance at having an independent life.”last_img read more