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first_imgHoneyrose Bakery, the organic cake baker based in Park Royal, London, is significantly stepping up its operations to meet the growing market for organic hand-baked cakes. The firm, founded in 2000, has outgrown its current bakery, having “knocked through into neighbours until we’ve run out of neighbours”, as Adrian Apodaca, Honeyrose’s marketing director, puts it.According to Apodaca, the wholesale baker is “healthily profitable”. While its turnover is under £2m at present, he expects that to double in the next 18 months. Staff numbers are also expected to grow and there are plans to employ over 120 people by 2010. Drivers behind the growth plans are twofold: domestic sales and international sales.The company produces award-winning, totally organic cakes, loaf cakes, cookies, muffins, and a range of baked treats, including a line of wheat-, gluten- and dairy-free products. Honeyrose bakes everything by hand, and all its products are certified by the Organic Food Federation. One of the children’s lines in development is “healthy cup cakes”, says Lise Madsen, founder and managing director. “The topping is coloured with dried spinach powder, fruit juices or beetroot powder.””The bulk of the growth will come from our UK customer base, as we expand into more retail outlets,” says Apodaca. This customer base ranges from quality supermarkets, such as Waitrose, Fresh & Wild and Planet Organic, to institutions such as The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, House of Commons and the Tate Museum. It also supplies Royal Ascot, the Chelsea Flower Show and coffee, tea and farm shops throughout the UK.Own-label sales to supermarkets have increased to a point where Honeyrose is increasing its production facility by 400% to meet demand from existing and potential customers.Having negotiated the purchase of premises for a new bakery on 5 February, the building, also in Park Royal, will be entirely refurbished and is scheduled to be working by July 2008. The cost of the building and its refurbishment will be around £2.5 million and is being funded by the bakery with the aid of “a generous DTI grant”, says Apodaca.The firm has worked closely with the DTI in planning the new bakery and is employing specialists in BRC certification, product flow and project management, as well as architects with food manufacturing experience. The building will be gutted and completely refurbished and Honeyrose has been able to plan the layout from a blank slate, improving workflow and employee satisfaction with, for instance, a better system for goods in and out and new improved changing rooms for staff.The company has also launched an online shop and Madsen credits that with much of the international sales growth. “We had to photograph everything, put all the information on prices, nutritional values, and so on in one place,” she says. “At 3am Moscow time, anyone can go online and see what’s available. It’s great. Being online provides market feedback and shows us which of our products are working well.”Business has been flowing in. A retailer from Spain, who runs a funky new bar with a café/dining room in Madrid’s fashionable Salamanca district recently ordered a pallet of frozen cakes worth around £1,000. And Alnatura, one of the biggest German supermarkets to sell organic products, has been talking to Honeyrose, as have three other German retailers. Honeyrose has now delivered to customers in Scandinavia, Spain, Italy, Turkey and the USA. “We now know how to get cakes overseas in three business days and we can send them ambient or frozen,” says Apodaca.International orders currently run at less than £20,000 a year, but the prospects are promising, says Madsen. She believes Denmark, Germany and Holland will show most growth, as these countries have most awareness of organic products. Apodaca says, the Indian market is also expanding rapidly, with chains such as Café Coffee Day opening 30 stores a month, and Honeyrose may look at a joint venture there in future. The firm’s secret weapon has been front-office staff who speak 10 languages, including Danish and Portuguese.The company is looking at Fairtrade products but won’t sell one unless it has at least 50% Fairtrade products in it. “To put a Fairtrade label on something that only contains 20% is a bit of a cheat,” says Madsen. “We think a Fairtrade brownie is possible.” Sugar will be one of the main Fairtrade ingredients; chocolate and nuts are also possible.And the company’s ethos won’t change with the new bakery. “We are hand bakers at heart,” says Madsen. “We are optimistic and we know it’s possible to grow while keeping our quality standards high.” n—-=== Honeyrose at a glance ===Established: 2000Key personnel: Lise Madsen, founder and MD; Adrian Apodaca, marketing directorLocation: Park Royal, West LondonStaff: 30+Products: Organic cakes, loaf cakes, cookies, muffins, brownies, bars and a range of baked treats, including a line of wheat-, gluten- and dairy-free productsProduction: Over 4 million units a year, rising to 10 million units with the new bakeryOne for the future: A Fairtrade brownieTurnover: Under £2mBusiness model: Organic hand-baker and wholesaler. Everything is baked by hand with individual attention, and all products are certified by the Organic Food FederationCustomers: Waitrose, Fresh & Wild, Planet Organic, The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, House of Commons, the Tate Museum, Royal Ascot, the Chelsea Flower Show and coffee, tea and farm shops throughout the UKInteresting fact: Lise Madsen speaks Danish, English, French and German. Other staff speak Spanish, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, Portuguese and HindiWebsite: [http://www.honeyrosebakery.com]last_img read more

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IFE Show preview

first_imgThe International Food and Drink Exhibition takes place from 13-16 March 2011 at ExCeL, London, and will feature a number of bakery exhibitors and new product launches. The Bakery & Confectionery area is just one part of the show, which expects to attract up to 20,000 visitors this year. Exhibitors include Bagel Nash, which will be promoting its range of bagels, muffins, brownies, bagel bars and pizza bagel melts. Delifrance, which is exhibiting for the first time in 10 years, will be showcasing its latest range of French-style bakery products. Scone manufacturer Haywood & Padgett will also be at the show, as will Heavenly Cakes, a handmade cake specialist based in Hertfordshire, which supplies shortbreads, brownies, chocolate cakes, flapjacks and its new gluten-free varieties to businesses across the UK.Dina Foods will be promoting its range of retail bakery products, including Mediterranean flatbreads, while Wiltshire-based Marshfield Bakery will display its portfolio of snack bars, cakes, biscuits, brownies and shortbreads. Other exhibiting firms include Rich Products, Speciality Breads and the English Cheesecake Company.New Products Live, a new area of the show this year, will feature product displays, the chance to win the Fresh Ideas accolade, and free-to-attend Future Trends seminars, run by Mintel. The show will also host its Key Buyer Initiative, with senior buyers from the UK’s leading retailers, including Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Asda, set to hear pitches from exhibitors on their latest products.l To find out more about the show visit www.ife.co.uklast_img read more

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moe. Busts Out “Funky Reuben” & More Goodies At The F Shed In Syracuse

first_imgBeloved jam band moe. set up shop at The F Shed Syracuse, NY last night, returning to the road with a performance in their home territory of Upstate New York. There, the band settled in for a great show filled with original music, fun song sandwiches, some rare song selections and a three song encore to close out the night.The band opened up with “Crab Eyes,” which subsequently segued into “Threw It All Away” and “Funky Reuben” before returning to “Crab Eyes.” This was the first “Funky Reuben” since 9/25/15, and only the 12th performance ever since the song’s debut in 1992. They kept the set raging with “Captain America,” “Rise,” “Silver Sun” and “Akimbo,” all played without stopping to bring the first half to a close.moe. kept the energy up high with a second set opening “Moth,” before breaking out into “Kyle’s Song.” The rest of the set would be framed by “Kids,” as the band played their song before bringing out “Down Boy,” “Hector’s Pillow,” and “Bring You Down” before returning to “Kids” to close out the set.Check out video of the first “Kids” below, courtesy of Dancintank.Finally, the band returned with a three song encore, bringing out fan favorites “Wind It Up” and “Nebraska” before closing out the show with The Who’s anthemic tune, “Baba O’Riley.” Check out the band’s full setlist, below.Setlist: moe. | The F Shed | Syracuse, NY | 3/4/17Set I: Crab Eyes > Threw It All Away > Funky Reuben > Crab Eyes, Captain America > Rise > Silver Sun > AkimboSet II: Moth > Kyle’s Song > Kids > Down Boy > Hector’s Pillow > Bring You Down > KidsEncore: Wind it up, Nebraska, Baba O’Riley[Photo via Paul Citone, from the Wilma Theatre]last_img read more

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first_imgAqueous and Mungion found themselves in Boulder, Colorado on Saturday, where the two emerging jam quartets provided fans at a packed Fox Theatre with a night of fantastic rock music. The performance was the latest stop on Aqueous’ lengthy fall tour in promotion of their 2018 concept album, Color Wheel.The two bands have played together numerous times throughout the tour since it began back in late October, including a memorable Nicktoons-themed performance at New York City’s Knitting Factory back on Halloween. There were no costumes worn by either band on Saturday night, but both Aqueous and Mungion did provide their Bouder fans with some groovy rock jams over the course of their professionally-filmed sets.Mungion had the first licks on Saturday, performing four songs over 45 minutes to get Fox Theatre up and dancing early on. The band started their set with “One Night Stan” before transitioning into “Herbert”, both of which appeared on their 2018 sophomore studio album, Ferris Wheel’s Day Off. The second half of their performance heard the Chicago-based outfit continue with a cover of The Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime” before closing their set with “Beneath The Shallows”, the opening track from their 2016 debut album, Scary Blankets.Mungion – 12/8/2018 – Full Pro-Shot VideoAqueous took the stage for their first of two headlining sets beginning with fan-favorite “Strange Times”, one of the tracks from their 2012 Willie Is 40 LP. Set one continued with “Underlyer”, which transitioned right into another track from Willie Is 40 with “Warren in the Window”. Set one came to a close with guitarist Mike Gantzer taking the audience on a ride with “Skyway”, before the band continued into their maniacal cover of Oysterhead‘s “Pseudo Suicide”.Aqueous returned for set two by once again revisiting Willie is 40—this time with the album’s opening song, “Origami”, which also included a mid-song tease of “20/20”. Another one of the band’s older originals, “Mosquito Valley, Pt 1”, came next before the band moved into yet another fan-favorite, “Kitty Chaser (Explosions)”. The second half of the set would go uninterrupted as the band seamlessly moved through a cover of Daryl Hall & John Oates‘ “I Can’t Go For That”, Color Wheel‘s “Split The Difference”, and a closing “Don’t Do It”. With time for one more song, Aqueous returned to the stage for an encore rendition of “How High Can You Fly”.Fans who couldn’t make it to Boulder to catch the show can tune into the video below to watch the entire performance from Saturday.Aqueous – 12/8/2018 – Full Pro-Shot Video[Video: Aqueous]Aqueous will continue their fall tour in Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday night with a show at The Waiting Room with Goose. The band’s 2018 is scheduled to come to a close with their hometown New Year’s Eve show at Buffalo’s Town Ballroom. Tickets for remaining shows on the band’s fall tour can be purchased through their website. Both Aqueous and Mungion also announced on Monday that they will be appearing at the 2019 edition of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong‘s annual DomeFest event.Setlist: Mungion | Fox Theatre | Boulder, CO | 12/8/2018Set: One Night Stan > Herbert, Life During Wartime (Talking Heads cover), Beneath The ShallowsSetlist: Aqueous | Fox Theatre | Boulder, CO | 12/8/2018Set One: Strange Times, Underlyer > Warren in the Window, Skyway > Pseudo Suicide (Oysterhead cover)Set Two: Origami*, Mosquito Valley, Pt. 1 > Kitty Chaser (Explosions), I Can’t Go For That (Daryl Hall & John Oates cover) > Split the Difference > Don’t Do ItEncore: How High You Fly* 20/20 teaselast_img read more

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Expanding the Life of IT on International E-Waste Day

first_imgThe grueling summer heat in Austin is ending, and the fall breeze is finally starting to creep into the forecast. I love the fall because it has always had its share of traditions. Whether it is carving pumpkins – or going apple picking – or dressing up for Halloween. For me personally, the fall brings an abundance of events in which to celebrate and be thankful, birthdays, anniversaries and of course family gatherings during holidays.Our planet also embraces traditions. As we begin this journey into the 4th Industrial Revolution, electronics are allowing us to celebrate these traditions in new ways. Whether it’s posting about them on social media or taking pictures and videos to be shared or streamed live with loved ones. But as electronics continue to evolve with new devices, what are you doing with your old ones? Do you hold onto them? Recycle them? Or throw them directly into the landfill? Well, the odds are saying that you are not recycling your used electronics responsibly.Meet the fastest growing domestic waste stream in the world Today is International E-Waste Day – a day designed to bring more awareness of e-waste recycling and encourage consumers to recycle their e-waste. For those who aren’t familiar with this term, e-waste is electronic waste – so think of the cell phone you used in the early 2000’s, or the computer that you used in college that is probably sitting in your basement or garage.As of today, e-waste is the fastest growing domestic waste stream in the world. Based on recent findings by the World Economic Forum, the world’s population discarded around 50 million tons of e-waste last year – that is equivalent to about 4,500 Eiffel Towers! And if current trends continue, it’s estimated that by 2050, that number will grow to more than 120 million tons. Yet each year, only 20% of that e-waste gets responsibility recycled.Think about those facts for a second. Only 20% of the world’s fastest growing waste stream is being recycled responsibly. So, what are some ways that we can rally together to combat it?Standing up and becoming e-waste evangelists  For starters, there is no one person that can solve this problem – it’s going to take a global commitment to everyone becoming e-waste evangelists.  As one of the largest technology providers in the world, at Dell Technologies, we’re committed to protecting our customers and our planet. That’s why we provide convenient recycling solutions around the world that protect our customers data, safeguard their brand reputation, reuse precious materials and responsibly recycle e-waste.We’ve taken great strides in our outreach to customers. In 2004, we launched Dell Reconnect, in partnership with Goodwill® Industries, to provide free technology recycling to consumers in the US. Dell Reconnect accepts any brand of computer equipment, in any condition, at over 2,000 participating Goodwill locations. This program also helps support jobs and skills training for individuals with disabilities in our communities. We then use a variety of our vehicles and channels to communicate with customers about responsible recycling options. For example, we developed Co-Op websites with our Goodwill partners, so communities can easily learn about the Dell Reconnect program and find locations to conveniently drop off their electronics.Thinking globally to fight e-waste is also critical – especially when you bring businesses into the fold. Our Asset Resale and Recycling Services (ARR) provides our business customers with pick-up logistics, data protection and responsible retirement of any brand of owned or leased hardware, plus detailed reporting of each system’s journey from collection to final disposition. In FY19, ARR returned more than $23 million in resale value to our commercial customers. This all aligns nicely with other innovations we’re working on because it ties into the circular economy, which is our north star when it comes to sustainability strategy – all materials are reused or recycled responsibly.Closing the loop by thinking circular with plastics and other waste streams Our north star has always been the circular economy – finding ways to use recycled-content and waste as a resource while ensuring our products are easy to recycle. Take, for example, our closed-loop process. In it, the plastics collected from programs like Dell Reconnect and ARR get recycled into new computers. We’re also taking rare earth magnets from old hard drives and reforming them into new magnets for new hard drives.We even use reclaimed waste materials, like carbon fiber from the aerospace industry to make laptop bases or polymers from recycled windshields as the protective lining for backpacks and carrying cases. We also remove wastes from the environment by using ocean-bound plastics for packaging or the captured particulate matter from diesel generators that gets refined into ink.As we close out International E-waste Day and look towards the future, we’re thinking circular. That is what our new 2030 social impact vision is being built around and what we strive to achieve. We’re ready to play our role, are you?last_img read more

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Health Officials Preparing For Upcoming Flu Season, Enhancing Contact Tracing

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Pixabay Stock Image.ALBANY – Health officials are preparing for the upcoming flu season and aim to enhance contact tracing for COVID-19.Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state is sending $30 million to counties, with much of the funding going towards flu vaccines.The governor says he expects labs will get jammed up once they have to analyze tests for the flu and Coronavirus.“If they now have to do flu tests and COVID tests, that could affect the turnaround time on the COVID tests, so we want the counties to be ready with their flu vaccine and flu testing, so we’re doing everything we can on that,” Cuomo said. The money being sent to counties will also be used for contact tracing.Chautauqua County is slated to receive more than $300,000 of the millions allocated by the state.last_img read more

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Wood Mackenzie cuts forecast for 2020 wind installations

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Market researcher Wood Mackenzie has trimmed its forecast for global wind installations in 2020 by 6.5 percent, or 4.9 gigawatts, as the industry grapples with the impact and implications of the coronavirus outbreak.Shuttered manufacturing capacity, closed borders and the threat of canceled or postponed tenders all play a part in the downgrade, which could hit major European markets hardest. WoodMac now expects the world to add 73 gigawatts of new wind capacity in 2020, still a solid jump from the 62 gigawatts built in 2019.Supportive policy moves were likely to enable the shifting of projects into 2021 without penalty, rather than offering new routes to market. Germany, for one, has confirmed it will waive penalties for delayed projects.Driven by booming demand in China and the U.S., where developers face declining subsidies, wind developers placed a record 100 gigawatts’ worth of turbine orders last year. Yet while the world’s top two wind markets may take the biggest hit in terms of megawatts, in percentage terms there could be greater pain in Italy, France and Spain, with aggressive lockdown measures now in place.The global nature of the wind supply chain is likely to limit the impact. Indeed, U.S. engineering, procurement and construction firms have told Wood Mackenzie that they have not seen any supply chain problems thus far.Shashi Barla, Wood Mackenzie’s principal analyst for global wind supply chain and technology, told GTM that China had lost between six and eight weeks of production. “Most companies will be running one or two eight-hour shifts per day. One option could be to increase this, to work two shifts instead of one or even 24 hours per day, if necessary, to compensate for the volume that’s been jeopardized,” Barla said.[John Parnell]More: WoodMac trims global wind energy forecast as coronavirus ripples across markets Wood Mackenzie cuts forecast for 2020 wind installationslast_img read more

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Juanes Concert with U.S. Military Forces in Conflictive Colombian Port

first_imgBy Dialogo June 09, 2009 Mientras, el embajador estadounidense William Brownfield propuso crear una entidad para coordinar la ayuda a esas personas y sus familias. Tumaco, June 8, 2009 (AFP) – Colombian singer Juanes gave a concert on Sunday with a US military band in the sendoff of a navy hospital ship of that country in the conflictive port of Tumaco on the Pacific coast. Juanes and “Banda del Comfort ” (Comfort’s Band) performed at a school in the second port in the Colombian Pacific, where until June 14, will be held humanitarian mission, in which 650 health professionals, mostly from the U.S. armed forces, will examine and treat about 10,000 patients. The artist, a standard-bearer of cause against antipersonnel mines in his country, described the concert as a “rare experiment” because on that Sunday, he met new musicians , and he was pleased with the performance of his hits “La Camisa Negra” and ” Me Enamora.” “That sounded good, guys!” said the rocker, who sang four other songs in his repertoire for dozens of patients and other inhabitants of Tumaco (1,200 km southwest of Bogotá), who were visiting for the first time. “It was an honor to perform with Juanes; he is a very famous artist and a remarkable person who does great work for the poor,” Sergeant Guy Cantonwine, who played, bass told AFP. The show marked the beginning of the mission of Comfort, a huge hospital ship that was previously in Haiti, Antigua and Barbuda, the Dominican Republic, and Panama. After visiting Colombia, it continued to Nicaragua and El Salvador. On the boat, one of two in the United States Navy, sail about 920 people , including 200 crew members, 70 civilian sailors and medical equipment. Several patients are scheduled to undergo complex operations aboard the boat, three miles off the coast. Civilian personnel from Spain, Holland, Chile, Brazil, Canada and France is also part of the mission. Juanes, a special guest of the United States Embassy in Bogotá, thanked for including Tumaco in the Continuous Promise mission, because it is an area where violence converge in Colombia, he said to AFP. “It’s wonderful to see people in need getting help,” said the singer, expressing his concern about the increasing violence in Tumaco and about the way mines are affecting more and more people in the department of Nariño, where the port is. The composer met with six mines’ victims. According to the Colombian government, mines have killed or wounded around 7,500 people since 1990, reason for which Juanes pledged to work for them through his foundation “Mi Sangre”(“My Blood”). Meanwhile, U.S. ambassador William Brownfield has proposed to establish an organization to coordinate assistance to these individuals and their families. Brownfield announced that his country would focus its efforts toward cooperation with Colombia in Tumaco in the coming years, because he believed the region “concentrates many threats” such as armed conflict, drug trafficking – it is one of the major drug-delivery centers – forced displacement, and poverty. “It’s a reality on which we must concentrate our efforts in many ways,” said the ambassador, whose country gave Bogotá about 5,500 million dollars in military aid since 2000 under Plan Colombia.last_img read more

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Onsite: Day two at CUNA GAC 2015

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Reed Web: www.CUInsight.com Details It’s day 2 of CUNA GAC and so much is happening that I’m actually not sure how to put everything into one cohesive recap, I’ll do my best but bear with me…This morning I was beyond excited to hear Arianna Huffington, Founder and Editor in Chief, of Huffington Post speak. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to hear someone you really look up to speak, then you understand how I felt! Her topic today focused primarily on how to achieve real success. Too many times we equate busy with successful and it simply isn’t true. Pulling all-nighters, working late, continually checking your email after work only leads to frustration, mistakes and eventually complete burnout. Her challenge today was profound; for us to take as good of care of ourselves as we do our phones. What a great analogy; we protect our phones, update them when needed, and most importantly we recharge them. We all dread seeing the red at the top and whenever we do, we immediately start looking for a place to recharge. However, how many times has your body and brain told you it was time to recharge and you ignored it? In order to be productive and make good decisions you need to fully recharge every single day.Another key point to remember about success; its not just about work. Way too often we are sacrificing relationships, time and energy for things that we ultimately won’t be remembered for. To quote her, “No one at your funeral will say it was great you helped raised the market share.” Stop expending energy of useless things; our minds are constantly running around thinking about projects that we will never start, or how we need to finish a book we really aren’t enjoying just to say we’ve finished it – just stop. Bottom line: our time here is limited are you following your passion? Are you using your limited time and energy in the best possible ways? If tomorrow was it, would you have regrets? In the coming weeks, take time to focus on yourself; recharge and trim the fat in your life. You’ll feel free, happy, and productive – then success will follow.last_img read more

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