Food Design

first_imgFood Design has developed a concept that it feels will add that extra finishing touch to doughnuts.Consumers already enjoy a sprinkle on top of iced doughnuts, but Food Design has developed its freeze/thaw-stable Fudjie Crumb in a variety of natural flavours and colours. They are available in white and green mint, orange, strawberry, lemon and cappuccino, and add texture, eye appeal and extra flavour to this meal-time treat.Instead of jam in the middle of the doughnut, the company is offering an alternative with its sauces, toffee and fruit flavours.Managing director Colin Hunter says: “I believe not only should food be exciting to the tongue, but also delightful to the eye. Our new vivid and exciting range fulfils both criteria.”last_img

Traditionals with a twist flapjacks by Fiona Burrell

first_imgTraditionally, flapjacks are made using butter, golden syrup, sugar and rolled oats. They are very simple to make and are delicious and popular as they are. However, they do lend themselves to various additions or variations. For example, dried fruits, which have a little sharpness to them, counterbalance the sweetness well; try dried apricots, dried apples, dried cherries or dried cranberries. Mashed bananas can also be added to the mix.Nuts, such as flaked almonds, desiccated coconut, walnuts or pecan nuts are easily incorporated, and sunflower seeds also work well. For honey flapjacks, just use honey rather than golden syrup. If you prefer a chewier flapjack, add condensed milk. This flapjack recipe contains both condensed milk and apricots.Chocolate-covered Fruit FlapjacksIngredientsButter300gGolden syrup100gSoft light brown sugar300gCondensed milk200mlRolled oats500gDried apricots, chopped100gMilk chocolate300gWhite chocolate50gMethod1. Melt the butter, syrup, sugar and condensed milk together, making sure it does not get too hot. Mix in the oats and apricots.2. Press gently into the prepared tin and put in a 180C oven for 1520 minutes. They are ready when they start browning at the edge. The middle will still be a little soft but this will become firmer as the flapjacks cool.3. Allow the flapjacks to cool in the tin. Move to a wire rack and, once cold, spread melted milk chocolate over the top. Once this has set, drizzle melted white chocolate over the top.4. Once set, cut into bars or squares.last_img read more

IOSHA receiving scores of coronavirus-related workplace complaints

first_img Previous articleSouth Bend man, 28, sentenced for weapons charge during drug traffickingNext articleMayor Roberson proposes downtown Elkhart based county court complex/city public safety building Network Indiana WhatsApp By Network Indiana – September 22, 2020 0 256 Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Pinterest Google+ IOSHA receiving scores of coronavirus-related workplace complaints Pinterest Twitter This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML) Indiana’s workplace safety agency has gotten more than seven times its usual number of complaints this year — most of them related to coronavirus precautions.Early on, when all but essential businesses had to close, there were a lot of calls questioning whether a business was staying open when it shouldn’t be. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fielding calls about businesses are doing enough to supply masks and sanitizer.Some legislators are uneasy about IOSHA’s efforts to enforce workplace coronavirus protections. Noblesville Representative Chuck Goodrich (R) says businesses have complained to him about what he calls the threatening tone of IOSHA letters. And Kokomo Representative Heath VanNatter (R) says with IOSHA suspending most site visits due to a pandemic, the agency’s letters put business owners in a position of having to prove their innocence.Deputy labor commissioner Michelle Ellison says IOSHA typically isn’t threatening shutdowns, but asking businesses what precautions they’re taking, and offering ideas on how to virus-proof the workplace. She points to hand sanitizer as an example: while businesses are required to maintain a safe environment, there’s no specific requirement to provide sanitizer. She says a letter in response to a sanitizer complaint wouldn’t order businesses to stock up, but would ask what steps they’re taking to promote proper hand-washing.And Ellison says there’s been a shift in the nature of the complaints the agency receives about masks. At the beginning of the pandemic, she says workers were objecting when their employers didn’t provide masks. Now, she says, there’s an increase in workers objecting to having to wear them. Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Press release: NHS Test and Trace successfully reaches almost 300,000 people

first_imgWhere contact details are shared, contact tracers have reached 88.3% of contacts since the service launched Number of people coming forward for a test has increased by 57% since mid-June NHS Test and Trace has now been in operation for 3 months Where contact details are shared, contact tracers have reached 88.3% of contacts identified by those testing positive since the launch of NHS Test and Trace.Demand for testing across the country continues to grow. Since mid-June the number of people getting newly tested has increased by 57% with over 440,000 people newly tested in the latest week of statistics (13 August to 19 August).In response, the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities in British history, built from scratch, continues to grow. This includes expanding testing sites and investing in new technologies to have a 500,000 per day capacity by the end of October.Ongoing work means that more tests are being made available each day, with testing capacity allocated based on areas of greatest need and prevalence of the virus.Interim Executive Chair of the National Institute for Health Protection Baroness Dido Harding, said: 297,138 people have been reached by the service. This includes both those testing positive and their contacts 80.6% of all contacts identified were reached, which increases to 88.3% for those we had contact information for 4,389,503 people have been newly tested under pillars 1 and 2 Statistics from the 12th week of operation of NHS Test and Trace (13 to 19 August) show that since the service launched: This week marks a milestone for NHS Test and Trace, which has now been in operation for more than 3 months. The statistics published today show that every week we consistently reach the majority of people testing positive and their contacts, and have now reached almost 300,000 people who may have unknowingly passed the virus on. This country now has the capacity to test for coronavirus and trace contacts on an unprecedented scale to stop the spread of the virus. We will continue to build the service further to reach more and more people and to scale up our testing capacity by expanding our network of testing sites and investing in new technologies. I urge everyone to use NHS Test and Trace to help everyone get back to a more normal way of life. If you have symptoms, book a test immediately, and if you are contacted by the service, follow the advice you receive.last_img read more

House of Flavours appoints Dave Twiss new MD

first_imgFood flavouring and ingredients manufacturer House of Flavours has appointed Dave Twiss as managing director.Twiss, who has been with the company for 18 years, will succeed Clive Matthews who will become research and development director.“It’s my desire that we not only take pride in our achievements so far, but use this time of change as an opportunity to learn and focus on where the company ought to be in the years ahead,” Twiss said.“I take pride in the wonderful team of dedicated food industry professionals within the team around me, who will undoubtedly drive the business to the next level. I am delighted that Clive has agreed to head up our R&D department, as his skills, experience, and wealth of knowledge will be key to developing our future innovation in the products that we create and sell.”Matthews said he was leaving his role in the very capable hands of Twiss.“Dave is a highly experienced food industry professional whose formal training was in food technology with marketing and he is the person largely responsible for the success of House of Flavours, having led the sales team for much of his time with us,” Matthews said.House of Flavours was formed more than two decades ago and supplies flavourings to some of the UK’s largest bakeries.last_img read more

Stubborn Weeds.

first_imgKnow the DifferenceWith no herbicide able to selectively control both sedges, it’s important to apply the right chemical to the right sedge. So you have to be able to tell the difference between yellow and purple nutsedge.When they’re flowering, these plants are easy to distinguish. Many times, however, you’ll find nutsedge plants that aren’t flowering. Then you’ll have to look at the leaves.Besides having yellower flowers, yellow nutsedge has leaves with pinched tops. The leaf tips of the darker-flowered purple nutsedge are keeled (just like a boat).Timing Important, TooApplying a herbicide at the proper time is important for controlling sedges, too.With preemergent herbicides, control will be poor if the product is applied after the plant is emerging. Pennant won’t provide good control of yellow nutsedge after the leaves are out of the ground.For the postemergent control of yellow and purple nutsedge, apply the proper herbicide after the foliage has emerged and the leaves are at least 4 to 6 inches long. This will provide adequate foliage so the plant can absorb the herbicide.Apply Herbicides ProperlyWith Basagran T/O, herbicide symptoms should appear in three to five days. With Image, the weeds should begin showing the effects in 7 to 14 days. Follow label directions carefully for both products.These products can be applied over the top in a few ornamentals. Basagran T/O, mixed 5 teaspoons to 1 gallon of water, treats 1,000 square feet of ajuga, English ivy, liriope, mugo pine and pachysandra.Image DG, mixed a half-ounce to 3 gallons of water, can treat yucca, juniper species (see the label), liriope and pachysandra — spray to wet the nutsedge leaves.Two nonselective herbicides can also be used to control yellow and purple nutsedge. These products must be carefully directed to the weeds, since they can injure desirable plants, too. Pennant (metolachlor) controls yellow nutsedge when applied before the weeds emerge. The other two products work best when applied after the weeds start growing.Basagran T/O (bentazon) is best at controlling yellow nutsedge in certain ornamentals.Image (imazaquin) can control purple nutsedge in select ornamentals. Nut grass is a hard weed to control in the landscape.Of about 20 plants in the sedge family in eastern North America, the genus Cyperus contains the worst weeds. The two most notable of those are yellow (Cyperus esculentus) and purple (Cyperus rotundus) nutsedge.The weeds we commonly call nut grass are the most common sedges encountered in the landscape. They’re both herbaceous perennial plants that reproduce mainly from tubers.Selective HerbicidesSelective herbicides are products that kill targeted weeds but don’t hurt the plants from which you’re trying to remove the weeds.Three of these chemicals can control yellow or purple nutsedge in the landscape. Unfortunately, none will effectively control them both. Manage (halosulfuron) is a relatively new postemergent product for controlling both yellow and purple nutsedge in turf. It can be used, too, to control yellow and purple nutsedge in established woody ornamentals.Roundup (glyphosate) can also control yellow and purple nutsedge, but must be used carefully. With all herbicides, be sure to read and follow the label directions carefully.Nonchemical ControlsYou can also do other, nonchemical, things to help control nutsedges.These plants aren’t good at competing with other plants for light, space and nutrients. So it’s important to use some type of mulch to cover bare soil. This will help reduce nutsedge infestations in ornamental beds.Regular hand weeding and cultivating, if you can do it, can help reduce nutsedge populations, too.last_img read more

St. Louis, Home of Peabody and Arch Coal, Votes to Move to Renewables

first_imgSt. Louis, Home of Peabody and Arch Coal, Votes to Move to Renewables FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享NBC News:St. Louis became the 47th American city to set a goal of getting all of its electricity from clean, noncarbon sources with a vote by local lawmakers Friday — a significant watershed given its long-standing ties to the fossil fuel industry.The unanimous vote by the Board of Aldermen commits the city to transition to solar, wind and other renewable energy sources by 2035. The city will assemble a group — made up of workers, environmentalists, business people, utility representatives and others — to draw up a plan by December 2018 for reaching the benchmark.The 100 percent clean energy goal has been set by many cities that have already made substantial progress in obtaining power from sources other than coal and natural gas. The challenge is steeper for St. Louis, a city that still gets about 95 percent of its power from utilities that burn fossil fuels and from nuclear power. The latter represents about 20% of the local utility’s energy portfolio.The move is also striking because St. Louis has long been the corporate home of many of the nation’s largest coal companies, including the industry’s two giants, Peabody Energy and Arch Coal. Both of those companies did not immediately respond to a request from NBC News for comment.Lewis E. Reed, president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, said he hopes the city can now push ahead with initiatives like shifting its vehicle fleet to electric power instead of gas. The lawmaker said the city’s action also will create momentum for others to push for wind and solar and for the state’s biggest utility, Ameren Missouri, to move more quickly to clean power.The utility introduced a plan last month to spend more than $1 billion on renewable energy generation. It plans to add 700 megawatts of wind generation by 2020, to bring that source to 10 percent of the utility’s total. And it plans a modest increase in solar generation, adding 100 megawatts over the next decade.Ameren Missouri’s president, Michael Moehn, said in a statement before the vote that the utility “fully supports” moves by governments and other customers to push for more renewable energy.More: St. Louis, Long a Coal Capital, Votes to Get All of Its Power From Clean Sourceslast_img read more

Bar panel readies to release unbundled services report

first_imgBar panel readies to release unbundled services report September 15, 2001 Regular News Bar panel readies to release unbundled services report A report that could help improve access to the courts and could have major implications for the ways lawyers help some clients will be presented to the Board of Governors next month, but it’s still too early to say what will be recommended. Board of Governors member Sharon Langer, chair of the Special Committee on Unbundled Legal Services, told the board on August 23 that the committee will be making recommendations at the board’s October 19 meeting. The Supreme Court asked the Bar to explore the subject in light of the explosion of pro se litigation, especially in family courts. Langer said the committee defined unbundled services as allowing an attorney to handle a discrete task in a larger case. Another way of looking at it, she said, was seeing a case as a bundle of sticks and allowing the attorney to address only one or a few of the sticks. So far, she reported, the panel has looked at three major areas: allowing attorneys to make limited court appearances for clients; ghostwriting, or allowing attorneys to assist in preparing documents where the attorney’s name will not appear; and doing a discrete portion of a larger case. Four other states have already drafted rules allowing unbundled services, and New York is working on a rule, Langer said. The ABA has also identified unbundling as the number one way to increase access to the courts, she said. She quoted ABA President Robert Hirshon as saying, “Unbundling is like splitting the atom. We have a tool that can create incredible benefits, but it can also create incredible disaster.” The committee published preliminary recommendations in the Bar News and received comments, she said. Since then, representatives from the Young Lawyers Division have been added to the committee, the ABA Ethics 2000 project made specific recommendations about unbundled services, and other input has been received. “What we’re going to be bringing before you at the October meeting is a final report,” Langer said. “I honestly can’t tell you what that final report will be.”last_img read more

The Masters: Rain forecast for remainder of the week at Augusta National | Golf News

first_imgThe switch from spring to autumn for The Masters this year appears set to bring some distinctly autumnal weather to Augusta National as well.After a bright start to the week, the weather is forecast to go downhill from midweek, leading to the prospect of some disruption to the playing schedule for the final major of the year.Wednesday and Thursday look particularly wet, with heavy downpours at times, possibly accumulating as much as two inches of rain.- Advertisement – The Masters – Live November 12, 2020, 12:30pmLive on Australian Adam Scott was also asked about the weather at his press conference on Monday.He said: “Really, the biggest problem for us as players is if it’s wet. Obviously we’re prepared and we’ve played in tough conditions, but a golf course that requires precision like this one does, especially hitting into the greens, if there’s mud on the ball, this is very, very difficult because you lose control of the ball flight. And when you have very small targets at times to hit into, and you don’t know where the ball may go, it’s very hard.”Watch The Masters this week live on Sky Sports, with all four rounds exclusively live on Sky Sports’ Masters channel. Live coverage beings with Featured Groups from 12.30pm on Thursday. – Advertisement – A general view of the 16th green at Augusta National Golf Club when the sun was shining on Monday A general view of the 16th green at Augusta National Golf Club when the sun was shining on Monday
A general view of the 16th green at Augusta National Golf Club when the sun was shining on Monday

Congress seeks answers from FBI in anthrax case

first_imgSep 9, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Members of Congress plan to press the FBI for more information about its investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks at hearings scheduled Sep 16 and 17, amid persistent doubts in some quarters about the bureau’s conclusion that the late microbiologist Dr. Bruce Ivins was the culprit.Ivins, who had worked for years at the US Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Frederick, Md., committed suicide Jul 29 as the FBI was about to bring charges against him. Five people died and 17 others became ill after envelopes containing anthrax spores were mailed to two senators and several news media offices in the fall of 2001.The FBI announced its conclusions about Ivins’s role and released a collection of documents on Aug 6. Besides citing considerable circumstantial evidence, the agency asserted that a new DNA fingerprinting technique had enabled investigators to match the letter anthrax to a batch of anthrax that was in Ivins’s custody at USAMRIID. But many observers subsequently expressed doubts about the FBI’s case.In a Sep 5 letter to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, leaders of the House Judiciary Committee said, “Important and lingering questions remain that are crucial for you to address, especially since there will never be a trial to examine the facts of the case.”The committee members, including Chairman John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., asked Mueller to report back to them on several questions in advance of the hearing, scheduled Sep 16. The committee asked:Why government scientist Steven Hatfill remained a suspect in the attacks for a long time, “in light of the evidence clearly pointing elsewhere”Why the government allowed Ivins to keep his security clearance at USAMRIID for about 2 years after he became a suspectWhether mistakes by the FBI delayed the linkage of the anthrax used in the attacks with anthrax in Ivins’ possessionThe committee leaders also asked Mueller to explain media reports that the White House initially had pressed the FBI to say that the anthrax attacks were perpetrated by al Qaida or that the anthrax used was of a “weapons grade,” implying a possible link to Iraq.The Senate Judiciary Committee also will question Mueller at an FBI oversight hearing set for Sep 17. The hearing was scheduled weeks ago as part of an ongoing series, but Mueller is likely to face questions about the anthrax probe, according to a Sep 7 New York Times report.”There are some very serious questions that have yet to be answered and need to be made public,” said Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., ranking Republican on the Senate committee, as quoted by the Times.The Times story, based on interviews with two dozen bioterrorism experts, veteran investigators, and members of Congress, along with FBI documents, included some new details about the investigation.For example, it said the agency told Ivins in a formal letter in April 2007 that he was not a target of the investigation, even though the mailed anthrax had already been genetically linked to his laboratory. Also, the story said the first time agents took a mouth swab from Ivins for a DNA sample was only a week before he died.John Miller, the FBI’s assistant director for public affairs, told the Times that the bureau plans to release much more information on the case, including notes of interviews with Ivins and other suspects and witnesses and surveillance logs detailing his movements. But because private and classified information must be purged from the materials, the disclosures are likely to be months away, the story said.Ivins’s attorney, Paul F. Kemp, said the FBI has not reviewed three boxes of papers that Ivins had marked for Kemp’s attention, because the records must be reviewed to determine if they should be kept secret under attorney-client privilege, the Times reported. A government lawyer not involved in the investigation will review the papers with Kemp, the story said.See also: House Judiciary Committee letter to FBIAug 15 CIDRAP News story “FBI conclusions in anthrax probe meet skepticism”last_img read more