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Alice Cooke caught up with Dominic Salter, owner of The Sandwich Box, who was named Baker of the Year at the Baking Industry Awards 2016 after being shortlisted twice beforeDominic Salter still seems shell-shocked about his big win at the BIAs, six months down the line: “I’ll never forget the moment I was named Baker of the Year. I was waiting for someone else to be announced as the winner – it was such a lovely shock.”The award is acknowledgement of the toil that goes into what can be a pretty solitary pursuit. “A baker’s life consists of quality time spent with varying doughs; the only live or living thing other than oneself is a bubbling, mute sourdough. Sometimes you feel your efforts go unnoticed – well let me tell you, this award makes the difference.”Self-taught baker Salter started on his path to BIA glory by attending a course at Shipton Mill in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, and a day at E4 Bakehouse in East London. Armed with the knowledge he acquired there – and through books and YouTube videos – he was off the starting blocks.“I was hooked – baking bread for The Sandwich Box in a small pizza oven every day, that was the start of it all.”Salter says just to find out he was in the running for the award was so surreal it felt almost other-worldly: “Being nominated for Baker of the Year is like an out-of-body experience and a perfect loaf all in one.“I could be modest and say I didn’t expect it, but when you embark on these things, you always hope you might be in with a chance.”Salter’s excitement was palpable as he took to social media in the run-up to the night itself. He tweeted: “Can’t believe I’m up for Baker of the Year again. Third time lucky?!”For in both 2014 and 2015, he had been shortlisted for the award without taking home the win. “It just goes to show,” he says, “that you should never, ever give up – keep trying, enter again. If I can do it, other bakers definitely can too.”The man who came runner-up to Salter in 2016, Lee Smith of Bexhill Farm Kitchen, was gracious in defeat, saying: “It was an honour to come runner-up to probably the nicest baker I have met.”And these were sentiments echoed on the night and in the aftermath of Salter’s win – the industry is genuinely delighted for him.Of the night itself he describes it as “glitzy and exciting”. “The sponsors can’t do enough for you, and it really makes you feel that hard work pays off.”Another boon was the media attention Salter received after winning the award, including local papers, industry coverage, and BBC Gloucestershire and BBC Points West, which picked it up on TV. “Forgive the bakery pun,” says Salter, “but who wouldn’t want a slice of that?”Meanwhile, he has seen business increase so much in the past year that he has had to open a new bakery to keep up with demand. He still makes quiches and cakes at The Sandwich Box in Cheltenham, but has switched bread production for wholesale and retail to his new, bigger bakery, Salt Bakehouse, in nearby Stonehouse.Winning the award has also made a big difference personally, says Salter. “To have top judges critique your products and say they are good is better than any advertising campaign – let alone the difference it makes to your self-esteem!”The win was all the more poignant as Salter had recently lost his father, who he describes as “my soulmate”, and to whom he dedicated the win.His mother and business partner Annette, whom he works with alongside his sister Annalise, says: “The loss of my husband could have spelt the end of the business as we were obviously devastated, but it just spurred Dominic on even more. I am extremely proud of his achievement.”When his father retired Salter was going to set up Salt Bakehouse with him, “but this was not to be”. However he says winning the BIA feels like fate, because he was then able to go ahead with his plans, alongside his sister and mother.“Winning this award means so much to me and the business,” he says, adding that the Baking Industry Awards also help to raise the bar across the industry.“When there is a goal you promote competition, and this raises standards – these awards are so important to the industry.”Sponsor’s comments“In 2016 Dominic Salter was a very worthy winner, having entered the competition on two previous occasions.“In his winning year Dominic really demonstrated how he had advanced and developed as both a baker and businessman. Having recently opened a successful new wholesale bakery alongside the existing family sandwich shop business, Dominic has gone on to prove he can transfer his skills and grow in many ways. His products are fantastic and deliver an exceptional flavour and taste.“[He is] an extremely passionate and dedicated individual and a true asset to the British baking industry.”Ann Wells, Brook Foods
The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) market continues to grow in leaps and bounds. VDI offers users instant access to virtual desktops through data center technology, as well as assists administrators by simplifying tasks, enhancing security and data protection and improving remote access. Late last year Computerworld cited a 2013 Gartner report, which predicted that hosted VDI deployments will comprise 15% of professional desktop users by 2014. And Visiongain claims that the cloud-based VDI market was worth $13.4 billion in 2013. Other studies, such as Research and Markets’ “Global Cloud-based VDI Market 2014-2018,” which forecasts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.51 percent in cloud-based VDI between 2013-2018, show a growing comfort level with VDI among businesses that were previously hesitant to deploy VDI because of concerns over security and performance.VCE Vblock Systems, specifically the Vblock Specialized Systems for Extreme Applications, provides exceptional performance, responsiveness and availability for VDI implementations while dramatically lowering costs.Early this year VCE began partnering with Citrix, enabling Citrix to expand its VDI approach by integrating its technology with VCE converged infrastructure solutions. The VCE Vblock Specialized Systems for Extreme Applications as well as the Vblock System 300 and 700 were verified as Citrix Ready, and in parallel Citrix joined the VCE Technology Alliance Partner program, certifying two of its products as Vblock Ready:Citrix XenDesktop v7.1 delivers virtual Windows apps and desktops as secure mobile services Citrix NetScaler ADC v10.1 provides an all-in-one application delivery controller for high-speed applications, as well as numerous mechanisms for security and high availability through Citrix TriScale technologyVCE customers deploying Vblock Systems with XenDesktop will appreciate an optimal user experience with high availability, security and scalability with Citrix solutions. Customers will have clear visibility into their environments to help ensure seamless performance and maintain SLAs for any user, anywhere, on any device.Citrix’s partnership with Cisco brings additional benefits to Vblock System customers. Functionality in Citrix NetScaler has been tightly coupled with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), which will provide customers with unprecedented control of their networks from a unique application-centric perspective.Next week VCE is excited to be attending Citrix Synergy, where the team will discuss Vblock System VDI solutions. Stop by the VCE booth (#514) to find out more about the value of VDI on Vblock Systems.“See VCE at Citrix Synergy Los Angeles 2014 – May 6-8 – stop by booth #514.“Download the XenDesktop on Vblock Specialized Systems for Extreme Applications white paper to learn more. We’ll also be handing out copies of the white paper at our booth.Share Computerworld, “The growing importance and network impact of VDI,” August 2, 2013. Visiongain, “The Cloud-based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market 2013-2023,” November 28, 2013. Research and Markets, “Global Cloud-based VDI Market 2014-2018,” April 22, 2014.
Saint Mary’s senior Emily Kieffer will spend next year teaching English as a second language in Spain, a country she fell in love with after studying there in her sophomore year. Kieffer said she decided to pursue a year of service abroad after realizing her passion for helping others, for which she recently received the Sr. Kathleen Anne Nelligan, C.S.C. Award for Spiritual Service. “I did not even know I had been nominated for the award,” Kieffer said. “Regina Wilson, the assistant director of Campus Ministry, had apparently nominated me for it. It was a complete surprise.” A native of Dublin, Ohio, Kieffer said she entered Saint Mary’s with an interest in developing her faith for the good of others. She said she received the spiritual service award for her involvement in Campus Ministry and was one of five recipients. “We were invited to a dinner a couple of week ago in honor of all of the recipients,” Kieffer said. “All the recipients, including myself, were chosen based on the service we had committed to the Saint Mary’s community.” Kieffer said she serves as a Eucharistic minister, leads weekly Bible studies and participates in a Women’s Spirituality Group. She said she has also been a peer minister for the last two years. “Being a member of the Women’s Spirituality Group has allowed me to get to know other students who have a strong sense of faith and are eager to learn more about being Catholic,” Kieffer said. “We talk through the struggles of being young, Catholic women and discuss how to stand firm in our faith and live it out daily.” Kieffer said she will teach through the Council on the International Education Exchange. “I came into Saint Mary’s thinking I’d be a bio major because I was good at science,” Kieffer said. “After studying abroad in Spain, I realized how much I loved Spanish as a language and I knew that would be my major when I returned to Saint Mary’s. I am also a secondary education minor, so teaching English to Spanish speaking students will be a perfect fit for me.” Kieffer will be in the AndalucÃa region but does not know what city she will be in or what grade she will teach. “When I was abroad, I really enjoyed teaching English to adults in Spain,” she said. “It was more of a conversation-based class rather than just learning the basics and grammar. I would love to be able to have that experience again.” Kieffer said she looks forward to re-immersing herself in Spanish culture and speaking Spanish fluently with people around her. “The program is for one year, but it can be renewed for a second year, so who knows if I will be in Spain longer,” Kieffer said. Satisfied with how she will leave Saint Mary’s in May, Kieffer encourages others to study abroad, recognize their passions and follow them, she said. “Being involved in Campus Ministry and with Women’s Spirituality really got me thinking about what I want to do with my life and how it can be useful to others in the world,” Kieffer said. “I definitely think my journey to Spain will make good use of my time, my knowledge and my faith.”
A record-breaking 692 students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross traveled to Washington D.C. last week for the annual March for Life. Senior Rachel Drumm, president of Notre Dame’s Right to Life club, said this year’s march was an “incredible opportunity” for members of the Notre Dame community “to celebrate life and to remind the country that life is valuable and important.”Last Thursday marked the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion in the United States. “The Right to Life March is a peaceful protest that happens every year on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling,” Drumm said. “Hundreds of thousands of people from around the country gather together to march for this cause.”Photo courtesy of the University of Notre Dame Junior Noreen Fischer, 2015 March For Life trip coordinator, said the march is an important demonstration given that the topic of anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights is controversial nationwide.“The march represents hope for a future in which all human life, from conception to natural death, is valued as sacred and not disposable,” Fischer said.Junior Will Harris, one of this year’s trip coordinators, said the March for Life began on the National Mall with an hour-long Rally for Life and concluded in front of the Supreme Court building.“[There was] a crowd of over 650,000 marches from the rally site up to the Supreme Court Building behind the Capitol,” Harris said. “During the March, you are usually able to interact with groups from around the nation through chanting, dancing, singing and discussing the cause for life. In addition to the main march, there are many conferences and Masses that can supplement the experience.”Drumm said the March for Life is a symbol of hope and perseverance for the pro-life movement.“I think that a lot of people may see the march as only a protest of this one law,” she said. “And in that case, they may argue that the march isn’t very effective because that law is still in place. To me, the march is much more than that. It gives a lot of hope to people in the pro-life movement and promotes a sense of cultural change.“It helps people to slowly realize that life is valuable, and it’s something worth fighting for. And that’s how change happens.”Harris said one of the key goals of the march is to re-energize the cause by inspiring people to foster a greater respect for life.“I decided to go on the march with my brothers and sisters from Notre Dame because it’s a wonderful opportunity to get together with other pro-lifers and discuss ways in which we can create a culture that fosters all life from conception to natural death,” Harris said.Saint Mary’s senior Brooke Fowler said she marches for “love for life.”“I was born and raised into a big family, and I have been able to see life in such beautiful ways,” Fowler said. “I want to give a voice to the voiceless.”Beyond the march itself, students had the chance to explore the city of Washington over the weekend. On Friday, many members of the Right to Life club attended Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.“For $35, you are able to partake in an unforgettable experience that includes the March for Life, having the ability to see Washington D.C. and receiving two University-approved excused absences,” Fischer said.Drumm said this year marked her eighth March for Life in Washington.“We have been sending students to the march for a very long time,” she said. “It started with a couple students who drove themselves out there, and it’s grown bigger and bigger every year since.”Fowler, who has attended the March for Life three times, said her favorite aspect of the experience is the people she meets along the way.“I have been impacted being surround by so many people who support life, experiencing profound moments of listening to stories and seeing witnesses and meeting people who are really inspiring,” Fowler said.Harris said it was inspiring to see University President Fr. John Jenkins march alongside Notre Dame students.“I love seeing Fr. Jenkins at the March for Life each year,” Harris said. “He is a man with so many responsibilities, so it really shows how important this issue is for our nation. He took time out of his schedule to come join us, not in some special vehicle or place but right in the midst of all of us students.”Drumm said the March for Life fits very well with Notre Dame’s mission as a University.“Notre Dame is very big on the phrase ‘what are we fighting for?’” Drumm said. “What better thing is there to fight for than life — specifically the lives of the most vulnerable, who can’t stand up for themselves?”Tags: March for Life, ND Right to Life, Roe v. Wade, Washington D.C.
View Comments Sutton Foster Star Files The Tony Awards are officially behind us—but while winners Neil Patrick Harris, Jessie Mueller, Audra McDonald and co. are kicking back on the sofa with their shiny new awards, we’ve still got work to do! Can we talk about all the crazy stuff that happened this week? From Sutton Foster’s age-defying new TV show to Ramin Karimloo’s tattoo wisdom, we’ve got it all in the newest installment of Broadway.com’s Lessons of the Week.Sutton Foster Is Having a Midlife CrisisYep, in the new TV Land series Younger, two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster will play a 40-year-old mom who decides to reinvent herself as a 26-year-old. She says the new show is “like Tootsie, but with age.” Or like the ‘90s flick Never Been Kissed? Or like this lady?Broadway Fans Are on a Sugar HighWhen we posted a spread of our favorite Broadway-themed cakes, you took to Twitter to share your own delicious treats with us. Wow, so many gruesome pretzel-rod barricades. But no one has ever made an Aaron Tveit cake? We’re disappointed. Wait, here’s one!Ramin Karimloo Says ‘No’ to InkOn the final episode of Vlogger 24601 (sob), Les Miz star Ramin Karimloo had a long laugh over Andrew Kober’s embarrassing drama mask tattoo. “Don’t get tattoos,” Karimloo warns us, even though he has ink of his own. Too late, Ramin—we’ve already got a tattoo of you. Shirtless. And no, we don’t regret it.Apparently, Sound Design Isn’t ArtBad news, guys. The Tony Awards committee has decided to eliminate the Best Sound categories. They also ruled that next year’s ceremony must be completely silent, and in lieu of traditional musical numbers, mimes will perform. (Seriously, if you don’t want this to happen, sign here.)B’way Is a Gyllenhaal JamboreeWhen we heard one Gyllenhaal (Maggie) was going to make her Broadway debut this season, we were thrilled. And now we’re getting two Gyllenhaals (Jake in Constellations and Maggie in The Real Thing) for the price of one?! This is better than that time we watched Secretary and Bubble Boy back-to-back!Post-Tonys, Stars Want Burgers & BoozeOn the red carpet, we asked the stars what they most looked forward to doing after the Tonys. Mark Rylance wanted sex, and tons of stars had burger and booze cravings, but Kelli O’Hara was stuck with jury duty on Monday. We’ve never had to serve, but we hear it’s like a non-equity casting call with fewer dance belts. Sounds terrible.Wanna Sell an Album? Hire Idina MenzelA state-of-the-art recording studio, a stellar marketing team and a big record label are nice, but if you really want those albums to fly off the shelves, the secret weapon is Idina Menzel. The If/Then album had the highest Billboard chart debut for a cast recording since Rent. Wow, If/Then sold 525,600 copies?!Tony Voters Will Get Great Big StuffThe Tony committee has eased up on their rules about swag, meaning producers can now shower voters in all sorts of free show-related gifts before the awards. This is terrible! Tony voters should not accept bribes! (Please send all treats, especially ones containing chocolate and peanut butter, to Broadway.com, 729 7th Ave., New York, NY, 10019.)On Saturdays, We Wear SlippersYou’ve heard of Dollar Friday? Well, get ready for Slipper Saturday. In James Snyder’s Broadway.com video blog, he captured the If/Then company in fuzzy slippers, for their fun weekly tradition. Hey James, can we get in on this? We’ve been waiting for an excuse to rock these.Want a Lap Dance? Ask a MormonWho is the next star to play the transgender rock goddess in Hedwig and the Angry Inch? The Book of Mormon alum Andrew Rannells! Yes, you can soon get licked, “car washed” and spit on by a former member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You’re welcome, Broadway. You’re welcome.
By Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaWhether you are just late catching the Christmas spirit or all the new lead danger warnings have you concerned about putting up your old faithful artificial tree, University of Georgia experts say take time to inspect cut trees before you buy.”You have to consider that trees have been out for several weeks now,” said Bob Westerfield, a UGA Cooperative Extension horticulturist in Griffin, Ga. “Check it out closely to make sure it’s not too dry to buy.”There are several simple tests Westerfield recommends tree shoppers use:Bump it – “Hold the tree upright and bump it on the ground, if a lot of needles fall off, that’s a bad sign,” he said. “You might want to pass on that tree.”Bend it – “Find a limb near the top of the tree and bend the outer edges,” he said. “The branches should be flexible and pliable.” If the branches snap and crack when you twist them, “that’s a dry tree and one to avoid,” Westerfield advised.Grab it – “Grab a branch and run your closed-fisted hand down the branch,” he said. “You should not have a hand full of needles. If you do, don’t buy that tree.”Most varieties will last the holiday season given adequate water.”If you go for blue spruces or one of the firs, remember they have already come a long way to get here from the north or Canada,” Westerfield said. “Take extra care with them. If they weren’t taken care of on the truck here, the needles will all fall off and you’ll end up with an expensive Charlie Brown tree.”The Leyland Cypress varieties are more likely to have been grown closer to Georgia, Westerfield said. Fresh choiceA good bet, too, is to make a family outing to a local tree farm and cut your own tree. “It’s more of an experience for young kids if you do a choose-and-cut,” Westerfield said. “Many farms offer other fun activities like hay rides, and you are assured of a fresh tree that way. They are also usually cheaper that way.”The downside to cutting your own is Georgia growers offer limited variety choices.”Some farmers are now growing a few Virginia pines and red cedars, but Leyland is the king in Georgia right now,” he said.Water is keyBuying a fresh tree is the right start, then you must keep it fresh once you get it home.”The whole key to keeping the tree fresh, is water,” Westerfield said. “When you get the tree home, even if it hasn’t been cut long because you cut it yourself, the stump will scab over with sap. You should remove a half inch of the base with a sharp saw to make a clean cut and open up the channels to the trunk. Immediately get it in a tree stand full of water.”To make sure your tree gets adequate water, start with a good stand. “Go with the deep basin stands that hold at least a gallon of water,” he said. “The first day, the tree will drink it dry. The first few days you have to check it several times a day. Then it will slow down.” There are myths galore about adding aspirin or Alka-selter to the tree’s water, but Westerfield recommends using plan water.”There are no magic potions that will make it last longer,” he said. “The keys are the clean cut base and continuous watering.”If you allow the tree to go dry for any period of time, the base will harden over again. This causes excessive drying and creates a fire hazzard.
In Nuclear-Expansion Plans, Brash Expectations and Great Risk FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Richard Martin for MIT Technology Review:President Barack Obama’s final Nuclear Security Summit, which begins on Thursday at the White House, comes at a time of extraordinary promise, and extraordinary peril, for the global nuclear industry. While Obama’s efforts to reduce the availability of weapons-grade nuclear material have borne fruit in Ukraine and elsewhere, “tons of materials that terrorists could use to make small nuclear devices or dirty bombs remain deeply vulnerable to theft,” the New York Times reported.Building new nuclear plants could help countries with growing demand for electricity meet their targets for carbon emissions reductions under the Paris climate accord. But many observers think those plans are unrealistic.For example, two huge nuclear projects in India slated to be built by Westinghouse and GE are expected to cost upward of $95 billion.According to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, “the proposed Mithi Virdi and Kovvada nuclear projects are not economically or financially viable, they would take much longer than expected to build, they would result in higher bills for ratepayers, and, if they are built, they might not work as advertised.”Full article: Obama’s Last Nuclear Summit Meets as the Threat of Terrorism Looms
Read also: Indonesia’s family resilience bill says housekeeping wife’s duty“Twenty years into the Reform Era, we are being taught to love each other by the state,” Twitter user Bhagavad Sambadha posted on Wednesday through his twitter handle @fullmoonfolks.20 tahun setelah reformasi, diajarin saling cinta sama negara hehe https://t.co/mnZQfQ7MoT— Bhagavad Sambadha (@fullmoonfolks) February 19, 2020“Indonesian lawmakers are at work to make it compulsory for a husband and wife to love each other! Yeah, they believe that [among] many social problems this is a priority!” Twitter user @afrilluva said.Indonesian lawmakers are at work to make it compulsory for a husband and wife to love each other!Yeah, they think over many many social problems they believe this is a priority!RUU Ketahanan Keluarga: Suami Istri Wajib Saling Cinta https://t.co/7sq5dA2XXT— Afrianty (@afrilluva) February 19, 2020The family resilience bill is one of 50 bills listed as priority bills in the 2020 National Legislation Program.Read also: The gentler sex: Proposed family resilience bill prescribes rehab for BDSM practitionersArticles 121 to 129 of the bill stipulate the establishment of a nonministerial board to manage family-related policies, including creating family resilience “norms, standards, procedures and criteria.”“Forming a family resilience agency can also be problematic, because it only increases state interference in everyone’s personal life,” Mutiara Ika Pratiwi of women’s rights group Perempuan Mahardhika told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.Topics : Wedding vows usually include a promise of everlasting love, but a bill on “family resilience” proposed by the House of Representatives goes a step further by enshrining the obligation in law.Article 24 Point 2 of the draft states that “every husband and wife who are legally married are obligated to love, respect, honor and be loyal to each other, as well as to provide physical and spiritual help for each other.”The article is among a number of provisions in the bill that have drawn criticism online.
Schools to get Government-sponsored legal adviceStuff co.nz 6 July 2015Schools that face sudden court action by angry parents will soon get more legal support.The move follows the St Bede’s College rowing debacle in March, where the parents of student rowers Jordan Kennedy and Jack Bell successfully obtained a court injunction allowing the boys to race at the Maadi Cup.The school’s rector, Justin Boyle, tried to ban them after they breached security at Auckland Airport. Crown Law will prepare legal submissions, or briefing notes, for lawyers who represent school boards facing a legal challenge when there is little time to prepare, Ministry of Education head of sector enablement and support Katrina Casey said.The submissions would be based on past rulings.There had been a noticeable increase in the last year of schools seeking legal advice after parents threatened legal action, Secondary Principals Association New Zealand (Spanz) president Sandy Pasley said.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/69986459/schools-to-get-governmentsponsored-legal-advice.html