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Farmhouse Fare achieves Guinness World Record


first_imgThe world’s largest sticky toffee pudding has been made by Farmouse Fare, and raised £10,000 in the process.Allison Metcalf, site operations manager at the Lancashire-based pudding firm, told British Baker that the record was made official on Friday (23 March). “We wanted to do something exciting for charity (Macmillan Cancer Support),” said Metcalf. “The most difficult part was the baking of it.” An adapted oven, supplied by Unox, had to be turned on its side and converted from gas to electric in order to bake the giant pud.It weighed 334kg and took 10.5 hours to bake. Metcalf said the firm trialled the baking of the pudding beforehand, originally baking it at a lower temperature for longer, but this didn’t work. To aid the baking of the middle of the pudding, hollow aluminium tubes were placed through the cake to help the heat disperse more effectively.The record attempt was supported by supermarket chain Booths, which served up slices of the pudding – which was mixed by hand – in two of its Lancashire stores on 24 and 25 March. Consumers were asked to make a small donation for a piece of cake to the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.The previous World Record was for a 200kg pudding.last_img read more


Client Solutions Go All In at Annual Dell Showcase


first_imgA record-setting 15,000 attended Dell Technologies World 2019 to witness the promise of progress and transformation made real. For a third year, Dell Technologies transformed the historic-looking Venetian Hotel and Sands Convention Center into a hub of future-focused tech. More than 15,000 IT decision makers, experts, and influencers traveled to Las Vegas to discover the next big thing and interact with the most exciting innovations available today. Featured attendees included MIT Professor Erik Brynjolfsson, technology innovator and global music artist will.i.am, and Vatican clergy. Thousands more watched via the live stream.While AI and machine-learning were hot topics on the convention floor, our Client Solution Expo and IT leadership sessions focused on faster, smarter workplace devices created a serious buzz. Republic Airways, Briggo, and Sony Pictures – all Dell customers – shared their digital success stories.“Digital transformation has changed everything we do,” said Marsha Osborn, COO of the connected coffee company Briggo. “Now we can predict what our customer wants and give it to them in a more efficient way.”Dell Tech World was a fantastic place for the company to unveiled its plans to simplify the way organizations deploy, secure, manage and support PC systems and services with  Dell Technologies Unified Workspace – all from the cloud by combining innovation from across the Dell Technologies family of businesses – Dell, VMware’s Workspace ONE and Secureworks.Jeff Clarke, Dell Technologies Vice Chairman stated that Unified Workspace is “…everything your business needs to be productive and secure is now seamlessly combined into one package.”“We’ve created an integrated solution that helps you support your full PC lifecycle and provisioning strategy, powered by the cloud…and you’re ready to rock and roll on day one,” he told the Tuesday morning general session.LATITUDE EVOLVES FOR A NEW ERAThis year’s conference coincides with the Dell Latitude family’s 25th anniversary. To celebrate, we released the best Latitudes yet: A 3000, 5000 and 7000 series of laptops and 2-in-1s completely redesigned for the modern workforce. These new Latitudes feature exclusive Dell Express technologies that boost productivity no matter where you work.“The release of the new Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is a huge highlight for us,” John Roese, Dell EMC’s Global Chief Technology Officer, said. “Incredible design and power in this very sleek, thin package, and completely designed for improved productivity of the users.”Rahul Tikoo, VP of Commercial Mobility Products, agreed. “The modern worker wants to be able to work from anywhere, anytime, and desires greater mobility. And we’re enabling that in the Latitude portfolio with smaller, lighter systems,” he said. “The 7400 2-in-1 is 16% smaller than the competition, making this the smallest 14-inch commercial notebook on the planet.” **Based on Dell internal analysis, November 2018.“The makeup of the workforce is changing,” he said. “The younger generation is used to awesome technology in their personal lives. We’re bringing those same experiences to the Latitude portfolio with features such as ExpressSign-in, ExpressCharge, and ExpressConnect.”POWERING THE NEXT WAVE OF CREATIVITY Recently, Dell has partnered with Sony to create the Sony Innovation Studios, a state-of-the-art facility for volumetric video and set scanning. The president of Innovation Studios, Glenn Gainor, discussed his company’s plans to digitize real-world environments and give future filmmakers the power to set their movies anywhere. “We’re trying to eliminate the need for physical space and allow filmmakers to shoot in multiple locations while never leaving the soundstage,” he said. “As the world embraces new technology, the need for speed, the need for power to compute, is going to become more and more important.”Mark Mann, a photographer who specializes in celebrity portraits, was stationed at the Client Solutions Expo area, taking volumetric photos of attendees. He explained how Dell Precisions help streamline his creative process. “We have the power, we have the GPU and CPU, and we’re using some pretty heavy After Effects stuff,” Mann said. “Dell computers just rip straight through it.”In today’s global market, creative collaboration is key. That’s why automotive company McLaren relies on Dell to help bridge the geography gap. “Collaborative design can now happen in 3D virtual space,” Paul Brimacombe, McLaren’s Head of IT Architecture said. “Our company can act as one entity even though we’re spread out across the world.”REMOVING BOUNDARIESAnother big focus at Dell Tech World was the need to create more opportunities and help a new workforce get the training they need. That’s why Dell is assisting companies like Republic Airways with their Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy, a new, more attainable approach to fight school.“There’s a global shortage of pilots,” Lauren Gaudian, Republic Airway’s Director of Communications, said. “We’re the first airline to create a cutting-edge flight school. We needed a partner that’s as agile as we are. Dell provides a one-stop shop of support.”Sally Eaves, CEO of Shift 7, has spoken at multiple Dell Tech Worlds and is optimistic about the pace of progress. “Technology is everything,” she said. “Today, it allows people to seamlessly communicate and collaborate anywhere.”According to various keynote speakers, the next three decades will hold more progress than ever before. To get ready, every business, every organization, every government, every health care organization needs to reimagine itself in this new digital age. “Data is your greatest resource,” Jeff Clarke told the Tuesday morning general session. “It holds the keys for you to better serve your customers, to gain deeper insights at how to better run your business and provides the information to breakthrough problems that were once unsolvable.”last_img read more


Mountain festival


first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaAs spring comes to a full bloom in the mountains of north Georgia, one town will be celebrating with its annual Spring Garden Expo and Mountain Flower Art Festival.The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 20-21 at Hancock Park in Dahlonega, Ga., and is presented by the Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners.The expo and festival will include:• Art vendors at Town Square.• A wildflower walk throughout Dahlonega.• A plant sale at Hancock Park.• Children’s activities, which include planting seeds.• A problem plants program.• A trough gardens hands-on demonstration.• A growing native plants program.All programs will be at Hancock Park under the program tent and are subject to change. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Lumpkin County Cooperative Extension office at (706) 864-2275 or visit the Dahlonega Chamber of Commerce at www.dahlonega.org.last_img read more


12 things happy workplaces have in common


first_img continue reading » People want to be happy at work. It’s really not that complicated.What does that look like? I’m so happy you asked. Happy workplaces tend to have a few things in common.1. People Are Free to be HumanAs one of my clients said so well the other day as we worked on creating a unique and human organizational culture, people should feel free to be who they are, and be accepted as they are. Do you know how freeing that is for people?2. People Are Excited About the Company’s PurposeAcross the organization, there is excitement about the organization’s purpose, and employees are actively engaged in thinking and talking about ways to propel the organization forward. 66SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


The project of Integral Quality Management in Lika destination is starting


first_imgThe event was attended by about 80 representatives of protected nature areas, private renters, owners of restaurants, hotels, camps, tourist boards, agricultural producers and other stakeholders in the tourist sector of Lika destination.  By the way, the branding of Lika Destination started in 2015 through the INTEGRA LIKA 2020 project, which was launched by LAG LIKA, and today it is operationally implemented by the Lika Destination Cluster. The implementation of this project will improve the uniformity of service quality and supply.  In order to make a significant step forward in measuring the quality of sustainable destination development, Plitvice Lakes National Park and the Lika Destination Cluster have signed an agreement with Feel IQM on the implementation of the IQM Destination Lika project. Through this project, which will include about a hundred stakeholders from Lika destination, a measurable system of service quality levels, the National Park offer, as well as the destination itself will be established, whereby the current level of quality in the destination will be raised through individual education of stakeholders Lika destination will be more recognizable in the tourist market.  The entire IQM project as a pilot project started on Lošinj, a destination that in 2015 received the UNWTO award for innovation and creativity, third place in the world.  THE “LIKA QUALITY” SIGN PROUDLY WEARS 98 PRODUCTS RELATED NEWS: In the Plitvice Lakes National Park, on January 17, 2019, the Agreement on the implementation of the Integrated Quality Management project in the Lika destination was signed.  NEW GREAT STORY FROM LIKA AND A REAL EXAMPLE OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT! GASTRONOMICAL OFFER OF GASTRO LIKA PRESENTED LAG LIKA AS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT AND BRANDING OF LIKA AS AN INDIGENOUS TOURIST DESTINATION last_img read more


Raul Sanllehi backs Unai Emery to ‘turn things around’ despite ‘disappointing’ start to the season


first_imgAdvertisement Raul Sanllehi backs Unai Emery to ‘turn things around’ despite ‘disappointing’ start to the season Advertisement Unai Emery has come under increasing pressure (Picture: Getty)Arsenal head of Football Raul Sanllehi has defended Unai Emery and says the Spaniard retains the club’s backing to ‘turn things around’ at the Emirates.Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Leicester means the Gunners have won just one of their last seven matches in all competitions.Large portions of Arsenal’s fanbase have turned on Emery in recent weeks and he’s been heavily criticised for his handling of the club captaincy after Granit Xhaka was stripped of the armband.Reports in Spain this weekend claimed the Gunners had spoken to former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique about replacing Emery but, speaking to staff in a pre-arranged meeting today, Sanllehi suggested Arsenal will be sticking by Emery.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Emery’s side have won just one of the last seven (Picture: Getty)‘We are as disappointed as everyone else with both our results and performances at this stage of the season,’ said Sanllehi.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We share the frustration with our fans, Unai, players and all out staff as they are not at the level we want or expect.‘Things need to improve to meet our objectives for the season, and we firmly believe Unai is the right man for the job, together with the backroom team we have in place. We are all working intenstively behind the scenes to turn things around are confident we will.‘We never take our fantastic support for granted. We hope we can all stick together and get behind the team in this challenging period, as together we are stronger’.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal take on Southampton at the Emirates after the international break and anything but three points would increase the pressure on Emery’s position.The Spaniard has given the captain’s armband to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following Xhaka’s removal but members of the squad are reportedly miffed by the decision and feel the Swiss has been ‘thrown under the bus’.MORE: Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser in ‘advanced talks’ over Liverpool move in January swap deal for Harry Wilson Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Nov 2019 4:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link507Shareslast_img read more


Sovereign Islands house sells for $1.651 million under the hammer


9 Excalibur Court, Sovereign Islands. 9 Excalibur Court, Sovereign Islands.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoAmir Mian of Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents, Paradise Point said the property sold to a Gold Coast family.“There are not too many entry-level homes on the Sovereign Islands,” he said.“This was one of the last ones.” 9 Excalibur Court, Sovereign Islands.The house is in the prestigious gated community of Sovereign Islands – one of the most expensive areas in the country. Some homes sell for more than $10 million and most for no less than $2 million.Connected to the mainland of Paradise Point by a single bridge, the community is guarded 24/7 by security. 9 Excalibur Court, Sovereign Islands.AN “entry-level” house on the prestigious Sovereign Islands sold for $1.651 million under the hammer on the weekend.The single-level four-bedroom home at 9 Excalibur Court is described as “affordable living on a large quarter acre block”.It has 19m of water frontage, high ceilings, a pool and spa.It last changed hands for $1.39 million in 2008. 9 Excalibur Court, Sovereign Islands. Aerial view of the Sovereign Islands. Picture: Mike Batterham read more


Samskip Against Eimskip-Royal Arctic Line Cooperation


first_imgDutch container transportation company Samskip has appealed the decision of the Icelandic Competition Authority (ICA) regarding the cooperation of Eimskip and Royal Arctic Line (RAL).The parties to the case are Samskip and ICA, with no further details unveiled.Following Samskip’s appeal, Eimskip said it is “of the opinion that the appeal is unsubstantiated and will continue its preparation for the cooperation”.“Eimskip trusts that the Competition Appeals Committee will issue its ruling as soon as possible,” the shipping company added.In April this year, ICA approved the cooperation built on a vessel sharing agreement (VSA) between Iceland’s Eimskip and Greenland’s RAL.Under the deal, RAL would be able to offer transportation services to the Icelandic market. Greenland would be connected to Eimskip‘s international sailing system with its weekly services that create opportunities for direct connections for Greenland to international markets.As part of the cooperation, three 2,150 TEU container vessels are under construction in China, scheduled to be delivered in late 2019. Two vessels are being built for Eimskip and one for RAL. They will be deployed in weekly services between Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Island and Scandinavia.last_img read more


Opposition wins in Jamaica


first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share NewsRegional Opposition wins in Jamaica by: – December 30, 2011center_img 36 Views   no discussions Leader of the PNP and incoming prime minister, Portia Simpson MillerKINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has won the country’s parliamentary elections, while the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) conceded defeat, preliminary results indicated late Thursday.With more than 1.6 million Jamaican voters casting their ballots in Thursday’s elections, the PNP won 41 out of the 63 seats in the lower house, with the JLP winning the remaining 22 seats.The JLP campaign manager Karl Samuda conceded on local television that “we have not won … the people have spoken.”“We have done what we could on behalf of the people of Jamaica,” Samuda added. “There will be another day.”Leader of the PNP and former prime minister, 66-year-old Portia Simpson Miller, returns to office amid major economic woes afflicting the country, having served as the country’s first female prime minister from March 2006 to September 2007.Outgoing prime minister, Andrew Holness, 39, assumed office in October after former prime minister Bruce Golding resigned. Holness now has the dual distinction of being not only Jamaica’s youngest prime minister but also the shortest serving.By Caribbean News Now contributor Sharelast_img read more


No. 21 Syracuse fails to upset No. 7 Notre Dame in one of program’s biggest-ever games


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 19, 2017 at 7:13 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer The game was going to be different for Syracuse. It was clear at the start of the year, when SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said he wanted to prove his team belonged in the same conversation with other upper-echelon squads, like preseason No. 1 Notre Dame.The expectation only ramped up in the last month as Syracuse kept its program-record 18-game home winning streak alive. Then, 11 days ago, Syracuse announced a partnership with 13 local companies that all offered group ticket discounts in attempt to set an attendance record for a women’s game in the Carrier Dome.The Orange never pretended this game was like any other. It wasn’t. Not after the North Carolina game last week. Not during the media availability session this week. Not during the first play of the game, when Brittney Sykes rose up for a deep 3-pointer from the left wing, drained it and held up three fingers on each hand with thunderous Carrier Dome crowd as the backdrop.“It’s a big game,” Hillsman had said. “We can’t deflect that.”No. 21 Syracuse (18-9, 9-5 Atlantic Coast) started hot in one of its biggest regular season games in program history, hitting three quick 3s to pump itself and the crowd. In front of a record-setting 11,021 fans, Syracuse seemed ready to avenge two losses to UND last year. Ready to make sure the outcome of the game would be as different as the atmosphere.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 7 Notre Dame (25-3, 13-1) fought back every step of the way, and took its first lead early in the fourth quarter. Syracuse brought it back to a 3-point game but an Alexis Peterson heave with seconds left on the clock came up just short, as the Orange couldn’t finish off a monumental upset in an 85-80 loss on Sunday in the Carrier Dome.“We played a great three quarters,” Hillsman said.Notre Dame tilted the game back in its favor by using star big Briana Turner. In the first half, Turner mainly prowled the high post area. Syracuse was content to let her stay out there as it stopped UND’s forwards curling inside for looks.But in the second half, the cuts were inverted. Notre Dame’s forwards flashed to the high post, drawing out center Briana Day while Turner curled onto the inside, oftentimes finding herself matched up with an SU forward. Three straight buckets for Turner to start the fourth quarter turned a four-quarter deficit into the Fighting Irish’s first lead. She finished with a career-high 31 points.“She was getting on our forwards sometimes and it was just a mismatch from there,” Day said. “… it just threw us out of our defense.”Hillsman made adjustments too by subbing out forward Isabella Slim for center Bria Day with seven minutes left to play with extra size on the interior. Turner only made one more field goal the rest of the way.The Orange had found the way to slow down UND’s looks on the inside, but it failed to complete the defensive stand. SU surrendered eight offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter alone, including five in the last 3:57 of the game.On one play, Turner got fouled on a layup and missed the and-1 opportunity. Teammate Arike Ogunbowale corralled the layup and got an extra two points for UND instead. On another, SU forced UND into a 3-pointer with one second left on the shot clock. But the visitors grabbed a long rebound.One of the Orange’s goals, Hillsman said, was to have 20 more possessions than Notre Dame. SU won the turnover margin, but 18 offensive rebounds for UND, compared to Syracuse’s five, made achieving that goal impossible.“When they get those offensive rebounds … off of playing 25, 30 seconds of defense,” Sykes said, “it puts pressure on us to play another 30 and now we’re playing a whole minute.”Despite fourth-quarter errors, Syracuse fought back. Gabby Cooper hit a big 3-pointer to make it a four-point game with 36 seconds to go. Missed free throws by UND down the stretch gave the Orange one last chance to tie the game, before Peterson missed the 3-pointer.There’s no denying that the game was different for Syracuse. Eleven thousand people waited with baited breath as Peterson’s final shot soared through the air. The Orange’s total season attendance before today’s game was a little more than 17,000.Those fans arrived with higher expectations. Last year, SU played UND twice and did not lead once. On Sunday, the Orange led for three quarters and hung blow for blow with one of the premier programs in college basketball.Syracuse hoped that by changing everything else — the crowd, the expectation, the lineup — it would lead to a change in final result.But, just like Peterson’s 3-point attempt, the heave came up just short. Commentslast_img read more