BIA entry deadline countdown

first_imgYou only have until tomorrow (Friday 15 May) to get your entries in for the Baking Industry Awards, so send them in now! Make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to shine at the industry’s most prestigious annual event. This year’s awards will be held at the Park Lane Hilton in London on 8 September and will be hosted by comedy legend Ronnie Corbett.The full list of award categories is: The Customer Focus Award, The Craft Business Award, Celebration Cake Maker of the Year, Baker of the Year, The Achievement in Bakery Training Award, Artisanal Bread Product of the Year, Bakery Food Manufacturer of the Year, Bakery Supplier of the Year, The Innovation Award, Trainee Baker of the Year and The In-Store Bakery Award, which has an extended entry deadline of 1 June.To get hold of an entry form call Helen Law on 01293 846587 or email [email protected] Alternatively you can download a form at www.bakeryawards.co.uk. For seat and table bookings contact Liz Ellis on 01293 846593 or email [email protected]last_img read more

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Dawn Foods names Garry Russell as sales director

first_imgDawn Foods has appointed Garry Russell to the role of sales director for distributive accounts.A trained baker, Russell has more than 20 years’ technical and commercial bakery experience and has worked with Dawn Foods for the nine years.In his new role, he will lead Dawn’s distributive accounts team in the continued development of existing and new business opportunities.“I am delighted to be taking up this new position in Dawn Foods,” said Russell. “We have just celebrated 30 years of business in the UK and Ireland and Dawn Foods globally will be celebrating its centenary next year.“In the UK, we’ve made significant investments in terms of people and infrastructure to create an excellent platform for continued growth. As always, Dawn’s customers are at the heart of everything we do and I’m looking forward to working closely with our distributive customer-partners in my new role.”Dawn Foods last month marked its 30th anniversary of trading in the UK with a party at its Evesham HQ that was attended by all staff, Dawn board directors, Dawn senior management and local dignitaries.The business recently installed a new filling and packing system that utilises robot palletisation to boost efficiency at the site, which manufactures sweet bakery products, including dry mixes, bases and concentrates.last_img read more

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HCI with Integrated Networking: Is it Right for You?

first_imgIf you’ve been researching hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), you’ve surely noticed that it comes in a variety of flavors. Differentiators for consideration will include things like integration with VMware’s software stack, choice of hypervisor, workload uses cases and integrated networking.The last one in the list is a hot topic of conversation because it is what often sets most solutions apart. So how do you decide if integrated networking is for you?Basically it comes down to your overall IT strategy and consumption model preference. If you have the staff, time and desire to build and maintain a network then an appliance, like VxRail or XC Series, is for you. This option gives you maximum control and choice to implement or leverage an existing networking system of your choosing.If you are looking to go all in on software-defined transformation (which is a much bigger undertaking but delivers high value and low risk) and anticipate a need for extreme scalability, then a solution with integrated networking like VxRack would fit the bill. It’s a turnkey system with all of the components accounted for – you buy everything pre-assembled and call it a day.One option isn’t better than the other, the reality is that it depends on what your needs are: scale, SDN, IT staffing requirements, budget, consumption preference, etc.So now that we’ve laid the groundwork, let’s say that you’ve decided that integrated networking is the path you want to take. Let’s take a closer look at the crucial role that networking plays.A recent IDC report described networking as such: “In an HCI environment, the network effectively provides the interconnected nervous system for the applications that ride over it… Integrated networking moves data into and out of the system. In a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) system, however, it also provides the inter-node fabric over which all the software-defined components communicate to deliver the virtualized compute, storage and network services. This inter-node fabric becomes more critical to application performance as the SDDC systems scale.” It comes down to this: the reliability, availability and scalability of the network is what determines the overall performance of the HCI system in your datacenterBecause I love analogies, here’s another way to look at it: It’s like buying a high end sports car (your HCI), but then driving it on an old dirt road. You’re not going to get the speed, agility and handling that the car is capable of when you’re spinning your wheels in the mud and hitting pot holes, you need a smooth race track (in this case your network architecture) to hit peak performance. Your HCI’s performance is dependent on how well-maintained and up-to-date your networking is. Some companies have the staff and knowledge in-house to ensure this. For others, networking can be an after-thought or a crucial component that is overlooked.If you’re in the camp of wanting a vendor to ensure your smooth race track, then what are some of the integrated networking attributes you should be looking for in an HCI solution? Here are some snippets from IDC:A solution that integrates compute, storage, networking and software tightly together to operate as a single entityAn architecture that provides the same level of network performance as dedicated, physical devicesA fully validated, end-to-end network that is optimized for HCI workloads and software-defined storage and hypervisor flows.If an HCI solution with integrated networking sounds like the right choice for you, you can read the full IDC White Paper to learn more: The Importance of Integrated Networking to HCI.last_img read more

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Soaring Into 2019 With Dell EMC Global Alliances

first_imgThey say everything’s funny when you’re making money, and boy are we having an absolute blast together. We set out with our Acceleration Strategy last year and you delivered! We increased our scale and leverage and you bet on Dell Technologies as your standard Go to Market engine. For that I must say, THANK YOU, to all of our incredible Global Alliances partners.2018 was one of the most memorable years in my professional experience. We literally soared to new heights and seized opportunities. The industry is playing right into our trajectory and the opportunities fit right into our wheelhouse. If you consider the trends our Vice Chairman of Products and Operations, Jeff Clarke, lays out in his 2019 predictions, we’re poised for success because they fit perfectly into the trends that pretty much every customer you or I have talked to is looking to implement.So as we soar into 2019, we must focus on how we can AMPLIFY, DRIVE and ELEVATE our efforts this year. These are our priorities for the year and we must focus on them with as much intent as we did our 2018 priorities.Amplify – It’s time to turn up the volume! What we’ve been doing has been working, but we must continue to up our game. Leverage Partner Preferred and the enhancements to the Dell EMC Partner Program.Drive – Your passion rings loud and clear and your energy and ambition is contagious. It’s the reason I love leading Global Alliances and working with each and every one of you. When we care deeply about something, it never really feels like work. We must tap into this drive and think big in order to truly soar.Elevate – In order to win new logos, grow your business and enhance our partnership, you must elevate yourself in every way. Learn everything you can about Dell Technologies and our products and solutions. Expand your skill base. Understand the industry trends. Align with your Dell EMC counterparts and ensure your Partner Growth Plans are equally aligned with the business, your customers and industry trends.We have an incredible 2019 in store, and if we amplify the volume on all our success, keep the drive for perfection we share front and center and finally the focus to elevate our game, we will do the unimaginable, and likely have a little fun at the same time.If you want to hear more about our success in 2018 and our goals for 2019, head on over to the Dell EMC Partner Portal to listen to a replay of our Global Alliances Kickoff Broadcast. Now let’s soar through 2019 with triumph!last_img read more

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9 of 11 poisoned Fort Bliss soldiers released from hospital

first_imgAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Army officials say nine of the 11 Fort Bliss soldiers sickened last week after drinking a component commonly found in antifreeze have been released from a Texas hospital. Fort Bliss officials said Monday that two soldiers remain hospitalized in El Paso, including one who is in intensive care. Fort Bliss said all 11 soldiers were hospitalized Thursday after drinking ethylene glycol that they believed was alcohol. The soldiers had been on a 10-day field training exercise. It’s unclear why the soldiers believed what they were drinking was alcohol. Base officials say the incident remains under investigation.last_img

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Capitol breach invader of Pelosi’s office pleads not guilty

first_imgLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man photographed sitting at a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during last month’s riot at the U.S. Capitol has pleaded not guilty to federal charges stemming from the breach. Richard Barnett was arraigned Friday in federal court on seven counts from the Jan. 6 riot, including entering and remaining in a restricted building with a dangerous weapon, theft of government property and disorderly conduct. His next hearing in his case is March 4. Barnett was among supporters of President Donald Trump who stormed the Capitol. Prosecutors say the 60-year-old man was carrying a stun gun when he entered the building.last_img

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Notebaert reelected chair of Board of Trustees

first_imgRichard Notebaert, chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, was re-elected for a three-year term at the Trustees’ meeting May 1, the University announced Friday.Notebaert was a member of the Board of Trustees since 1997 and became chair in 2007. He is also a Fellow of the University and previously served as chair of the board’s University Relations and Public Affairs and Communications Committee.Douglas Ford was also elected a Fellow of the University at the meeting. Ford is a Notre Dame alumnus who served as a member of the Board since 2001.The Fellows of the University are comprised of six men and women and six Holy Cross priests. The Fellows elect the Trustees and are responsible for maintaining the University’s Catholic character, according to the press release.Ford succeeds Terrence McGlinn, who served on the Board since 1994 and was elected to be an Emeritus Trustee at the spring meeting.Robert Biolchini, Michael Geddes and Thomas Larkin were also elected as Emeritus Trustees. Four alumni were also elected as new Trustees as the meeting. James Dunne III, Fr. Thomas O’Hara, James Rohr and Anne Thompson bring the board to a total of 49 active members.Dunne, a Notre Dame alumnus, is the senior managing partner of Sandler O’Neill + Partners. He heads the Executive Committee of one of the largest full-service investment banking firms serving the financial services sector.O’Hara serves as the president of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a Holy Cross institution. He earned his bachelor’s degree from King’s and his master’s degree in theology from Notre Dame.Rohr, a Notre Dame alumnus, serves as chairman and CEO of the PNC Financial Services Group. Previously, he was elected vice chairman of the company in 1989, a director in 1990, president in 1992 and chief operating officer in 1998.Thompson is the chief environmental affairs correspondent for NBC News, reporting on issues such as global warming and land usage. She began her career at WNDU-TV in South Bend after graduating from Notre Dame.last_img read more

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Woman Charged With DWI Following Christmas Eve Crash In Gerry

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) pxfuel.com Image.GERRY – A Town of Gerry woman was taken to the hospital following a Christmas Eve crash where Sheriff’s Deputies say she was driving while intoxicated.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reports 40-year-old Kelly Murphy crashed her vehicle just after 8 p.m. last week on Old Chautauqua Road in Gerry.Murphy, deputies say, was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital for evaluation of non-life-threatening injuries.Though investigation deputies allege she was driving while intoxicated. Deputies say Murphy was later processed and released with traffic tickets.She is scheduled to appear in the Town of Gerry Court at a later date.last_img read more

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John Krasinski Will Make Stage Debut in Dry Powder

first_img Dry Powder View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 1, 2016 Related Shows Former The Office star John Krasinski will make his theatrical debut in the previously reported world premiere of Sarah Burgess’ Dry Powder. Directed by Hamilton’s Thomas Kail, the new play about the people molding and messing with the American economy, is scheduled to begin previews on March 1, 2016. The production will run through April 10 at the Public Theater off-Broadway.Best-known for his work on NBC’s The Office, Krasinski’s film credits include Promised Land, Aloha, Big Miracle, Something Borrowed, It’s Complicated, Away We Go, Leatherhead, License to Wed, For Your Consideration, Kinsey and the upcoming 13 Hours and Like it Once Was.The same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a national grocery chain, Rick threw himself an extravagant engagement party, setting off a publicity nightmare. Fortunately, Seth (Krasinski), one of Rick’s managing directors, has a win-win deal to invest in an American-made luggage company for a song and rescue his boss from the company’s PR disaster. But Jenny, Seth’s counterpart, has an entirely different plan: to squeeze every last penny out of the company, no matter the human toll.Additional casting and creative team will be announced later.last_img read more

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The King and I’s Marin Mazzie & Daniel Dae Kim Meet the Press

first_img Related Shows The King and I Marin Mazzie & Daniel Dae Kim(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Star Files View Commentscenter_img A new King of Siam and Broadway queen shall dance in the stunning Lincoln Center revival of The King and I beginning on May 3. Lost alum Daniel Dae Kim will make his Great White Way debut in the role that earned Ken Watanabe a 2015 Tony nod. Three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie will rock a hoop skirt, replacing Tony winner Kelli O’Hara as Anna Leonowens. As previously reported, the songbird makes a welcome return to the theater following the happy news that she is in remission after a battle with ovarian cancer. The actress was diagnosed in May 2015, while she was starring in Zorba! at New York City Center. The Vivian Beaumont Theater’s newest resplendent couple recently got to know the press, and we absolutely cannot wait to see them in action. Be sure to catch The King and I (currently starring the wonderful Analisa Leaming and Jose Llana), and take a look at these soon-to-be Broadway royals above! Marin Mazzie Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016last_img read more

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