Industry veteran sets up consultancy

first_imgBrian Clarke, who has over 30 years of industrial and instore bakery experience including international consultancy work in Europe and Australia, is now heading up a consultancy: European Food Consultants.He told British Baker: “I have developed expertise in technical, product innovation, process development and implementation of environmental policies and particularly in business turnaround.”He said he was instrumental in the acquisition of the three Harvestime Bakeries by overseas investors, turning around the business in administration from a significant loss to break-even in less than 12 weeks.He added: “With experience working at director and board level in major plcs I’d like to think I can bring immediate results with no long-term commitment to recruitment for companies having to fill a gap in their senior management team short-term.”He said his service would be cost-effective for a struggling business, those with a particular skill shortage or those wanting to identify a business opportunity.last_img read more

Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, & Ivan Neville Tear Up The Maple Leaf [Photos]

first_imgAhead of New Year’s Eve, three legendary New Orleans musicians came together on Thursday night. The trio of Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, and Ivan Neville treated fans in attendance at New Orleans’ Maple Leaf to a jam session of epic proportions, with the majority of the night spent playing off each other. While much of the performance had a more shapeless, free-form structure, the group also laid out a number of covers including beloved tunes like The Eagles’ “Life In The Fast Lane”, Professor Longhair’s “Big Chief”, and The Pointer Sisters’ “Yes We Can Can”.You can check out a gallery from last night’s performance below, courtesy of Adam McCullough. Load remaining images Johnny Vidacovic, Stanton Moore, & Ivan Neville | The Maple Leaf | New Orleans, LA | 12/28/2017 | Photos: Adam McCulloughlast_img read more

SEAS to offer graduate secondary field in computational science and engineering

first_img Read Full Story Beginning in fall 2011, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) will offer a secondary field in computational science and engineering (CSE) to graduate students across the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).An exciting and rapidly evolving field, CSE exploits the power of computation as an approach to major challenges on the frontiers of natural and social science and engineering.In keeping with Harvard’s emphasis on foundational knowledge, the new program will focus on crosscutting mathematical and computational principles. It will emphasize active learning, allowing students to implement and test these techniques in individual and collaborative projects.“Computation is everywhere today, but huge computational challenges remain unsolved. New algorithms, architectures and techniques for modeling and simulation are vitally needed to advance science and engineering, social science, and medicine,” says Efthimios “Tim” Kaxiras, director of the new Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) at SEAS and leader of the faculty committee that is designing and implementing the new program. “CSE makes for an ideal secondary field option as the concept was expressly introduced to broaden a student’s intellectual reach and highlight our commitment to collaboration.”The secondary field in CSE will be available to any student enrolled in a Ph.D. program in GSAS upon approval of a plan of study by the CSE Program Committee and the director of graduate studies in the student’s home department. The requirements include newly developed core courses in applied mathematics and computer science.last_img read more

This Week’s Picks! Broadway Barks, Sex with Strangers & More

first_img View Comments Did you eat too much on July 4? Did you make questionable decisions involving fireworks? Don’t worry. As always, is here for you. Forget about last week’s regrets, because there’s just too much cool stuff to do this week, including a Chicago star’s 54 Below debut, Greta Gerwig’s last trip on The Village Bike, and Sex with Strangers. (The play. Not, uh, you know.) It’s all in this week’s must-see list! See Hits of the Future at NYMF July 7 through July 27, various locations The 11th annual New York Musical Theatre Festival has finally arrived! For three weeks at a variety of venues, enjoy buzzed-about potential hits, including Frank D. Gilroy’s The Gig, Bayonets of Angst (a bluegrass musical comedy about Abraham Lincoln, obviously), and Oprahfication (guess who that’s about?). Plus, if something takes off, you can say, “Oooh, I saw that months ago,” just like Jackie O. Click for tickets! Have Sex with Strangers Beginning July 8, Second Stage Theatre Directed by David Schwimmer, Laura Eason’s intense, knotty drama has sex blogger Ethan (Tony nominee Billy Magnussen) tracking down his hero, novelist Olivia (Anna Gunn of Breaking Bad fame). Attraction turns to sex, but there’s a downside: namely ambition and the difficulty of reinvention when your past is plastered on the Internet. The play raises many insightful questions…although probably not whether sex blogging has a good 401K plan. Click for tickets! Procure a Pup from a Broadway Star July 12, Shubert Alley Broadway’s best! Adorable dogs and cute cats! In the same location! No, it’s not heaven, or a weird sequel to Cats, but the 16th annual Broadway Barks. Starting at 3:30 p.m., a galaxy of stars—including Bebe Neuwirth, Audra McDonald, and Andy Karl—will present lovable, furry creatures available for adoption. Hosted by event founders Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, Broadway Barks benefits New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Watch The Village Bike Pedal Off July 13, the Lucille Lortel Theatre You know what’s better than watching indie film darling Greta Gerwig be charmingly awkward in Frances Ha and Greenberg? Seeing her do it live. Here’s your last chance as MCC Theatre’s The Village Bike concludes tonight. Penelope Skinner’s awesome dark comedy stars Gerwig as a neglected, pregnant wife who buys a bike and embarks on quite the adventure. Come back soon, Greta, OK? And bring Noah Baumbach with you! Click for tickets! Catch Bianca Marroquin…as Herself July 9, 54 Below Bianca Marroquin takes time off from playing Roxie Hart in Chicago to make her overdue debut at 54 Below. The Mexican native will perform songs from her debut album, El Mundo Era Mio, as well as songs from the musicals she’s appeared in over the years. The show also promises “diva moves,” which sounds like Cher’s unpublished memoir and, to be honest, flat-out awesome. Click for tickets!last_img read more

No Villain, Arthur Miller’s First Play, Heads to the West End

first_imgDavid Bromley & George Tuvey in ‘No Villain'(Photo: Cameron Harle) View Comments No Villain, Arthur Miller’s first play, will transfer to the West End. The piece, which was only rediscovered last year, premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in December. Performances will run at Trafalgar Studios 2 from June 14 through July 9, with opening night set for June 20. The production is directed by Sean Turner and stars David Bromley as Abe, George Tuvey as Ben and Nesba Crenshaw as Esther.Miller wrote the play in one week in 1936 while on spring break as a college sophomore. It won him his first Hopwood Award; the $250 award allowed him to continue his education at University of Michigan. The play follows a father and son against the backdrop of the garment industry strike of the early 1900s. It explores the tenets of Marxist theory—years before Miller was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.In addition to Bromley, Turvey and Crenshaw, the West End bow will feature Kenneth Jay as Grandpa Barnett and Stephen Omer as Roth/Dawson/Man. The production features sets and costumes by Max Dorey, lighting design by Jack Weir and sound design by Richard Melkonian.last_img read more

Cool Chickens.

first_img Mayo Mims’ broiler farm is a far cry from the old days of raising “yard birds.” Photo: Joe Courson “That’s what the whole thing’s about,” said Mims as he looked over a graphcomparing the outside temperature with that inside one of his houses. “If you’ve gothim comfortable and keep him fed and watered, he’ll grow.”Cozy Chickens Mean MoneyThe faster the chickens grow, the more money his agribusiness makes. Mims is contented withthat arrangement. He wants his chickens to be cozy, too.And they should be. Each chicken has all the water and feed it can eat and drink. Andwith the click of his computer, Mims can change the room temperature in a house of 22,500chickens.He watches the outside temperature closely and turns on the special cooling system forthe chickens when it gets too hot. Fans pull outside air through cardboard pads dousedwith water. The system drops the temperature a good 20 degrees. It feels like a gentle seabreeze inside the chicken house.While other farmers worry about crop losses, Mims worries about comfort of hischickens.Drought-resistant Industry”Really, the poultry industry is somewhat drought-resistant in that (growers) don’tfeel the effects of a drought or the effects of heat as greatly as they would in otherindustries,” said Keith Bramwell, an Extension Service poultry expert with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.When chickens live as well as they do at Mims’ farm, they get to market faster.Shoppers could save about 2 cents per pound over the old way of cooling the houses:dropping curtains on the sides and using natural ventilation.The meat may taste a little tenderer, too, because the birds live in such aclimate-controlled house.While Mims spends a lot of time with his computer, he stills walks through his fourhouses at least twice a day to check on each chicken. “I think we have some mightycontented chickens here,” he said.center_img Mayo Mims doesn’t want his chickens to know about the extremely hot weather. Hecontrols the lives of 100,000 chickens with his computer keyboard and mouse, watching thechickens’ environment like a hawk, making sure each animal lives the good life.last_img read more

Winooski Company Receives Recognition for Environmental Efforts

first_imgReuse and recycling, energy conservation measures, and use of an alternative fuel vehicle have lead to State recognition for a local eBay drop-off and consignment store.Global Garage Sale, in Winooski, Vermont has been recognized by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center as an Environmental Partner in the Vermont Business Environmental Partnership. According to Chad Cliburn, Partnership coordinator for the Department of Environmental Conservation, “What Global Garage Sale does is great for the environment, they help people place unwanted items into the hands of others who can use them, instead of into the landfill. But beyond this, Global Garage Sale had implemented many green practices throughout its operations.” Noteworthy accomplishments include utilizing a cargo van that runs on compressed natural gas, resulting in 90% cleaner emissions when compared to using a gasoline engine. The company encourages its employees to carpool. It recently had new thermo pane windows installed to become more energy efficient. Global Garage Sale reuses much of the packing material and shipping boxes it receives from customers and has actually helped other businesses by reusing their unwanted packing material (like Styrofoam peanuts and bubble wrap) and cardboard boxes. Additionally, Global Garage Sale donates leftover, unsold merchandise to Recycle North, a Burlington based non-profit that manages reuse operations, giving the items another chance to be reused.Global Garage Sale recycles much of its solid waste, including unusable cardboard, paper, plastic, and glass, and also ‘closes the loop’ by purchasing recycled products like office paper and other paper products. But more importantly, Global Garage Sale has adopted an environmentally preferable purchasing policy whereby environmental impacts will be considered during purchasing decisions.According to Peter Becker and Erik Holcomb, Co-founders of Global Garage Sale, “We’re honored and excited to be an Environmental Partner in such an important organization. Peter and Chad have done an exceptional job promoting progressive environmental policies in the Vermont business community. Global Garage Sale will continue to look for ways to reduce our environmental impact on the earth.”The Vermont Business Environmental Partnership is a voluntary, environmental assistance and business recognition program that is open to any Vermont business that proactively incorporates sound environmental management practices into their operations. To find out more about the Vermont Business Environmental Partnership, visit the web at is external).last_img read more

Banking in the bedroom and bathroom

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr You’ve probably heard it said that mobile banking means consumers can interact with your financial institution far and wide. Banking anywhere. Banking everywhere. Banking on the go.How about banking “while you go?”According to a recent survey conducted by Feedzai:46% of all mobile banking users have made transactions in the bedroom30% of mobile all banking users have made transactions from the bathroom13% of mobile baking users have made transactions while drivingThese transaction types include withdrawals, deposits and checking balances (insert your own bathroom humor joke here).For the Millennial Generation, the numbers are even higher:60% of Millennial mobile bankers have conducted a mobile banking transaction in the bedroom20% of Millennials have made a mobile banking transaction from a barAs Feedzai CEO Nuno Sebastio said in BizReport, “People use their smartphones as a tool to shop and bank, even in the most liberal places.”This recent data means consumers are conducting their banking just about anywhere—except the branch. If you are relying on your branches to market, then you are watching your bank or credit union become older and older. continue reading »last_img read more

Additional nomination received for CUNA Board election

first_imgNominations are being accepted for eight open director positions on CUNA’s board of directors.The following positions are open for nomination.District 2–Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia:Class A: Credit unions having less than 38,000 natural-person members.District 3–Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee:Class B: Credit unions having at least 38,000 but not more than 141,000 natural-person members. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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