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NAMB announces annual conference details

first_imgTickets are now available for the National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB) conference, to take place at the De Vere Hotel, Blackpool, from 27-30 May 2011.Attendees are free to enjoy the hotel facilities, and take in the sights in Blackpool, on the Friday. The Neil Houliston Golf Tournament will take place on the Saturday morning, and the evening will kick off with a cocktail party. President Ian Storey will be giving a speech, and there will be entertainment from The Parish Music Box.The AGM will take place on the Sunday, and will be followed by two speakers – John Slattery, Slattery Patissier and Chocolatier; and Kevin Binns, Puratos.Clive Williams will be installed as the 117th NAMB president, before the evening’s festivities begin – a cocktail party with a ‘favourite TV show’ theme. There will also be entertainment from the Zeta & Lee Experience.For more information contact the NAMB on 01920 468061 or visit read more

Atlanta’s Music Midtown Announces 2019 Lineup: Vampire Weekend, Billie Eilish, Travis Scott, More

first_imgThe 2019 Music Midtown festival will return to Atlanta’s Piedmont Park on September 14th and 15th this fall, and will provide attendees with a lineup of performers that includes Vampire Weekend, Billie Eilish, Travis Scott, and Panic! At The Disco.Related: Vampire Weekend Sold Grateful Dead-Inspired Merch At Webster Hall Album Release ShowThe two-day festival, which has been taking place in the Georgia city since 1994, has recruited a lineup of mostly pop and indie-rock performers for its 2019 edition. More artists featured on the event’s 2019 lineup include Lizzo, Lord Huron, Tash Sultana, Kali Uchis, Walk The Moon, Banks, Jaden Smith, Reignwolf, Band of Skulls, and Kevin Garrett just to name a few. Some of the artists set to perform at the 2019 event will be doing so in front of their hometown fans, including rap artists Lil Yachty and 6lack, as well as Faye Webster and The Coathangers.The event began running back in 1994 after being launched by Alex Cooley, Peter Conlon, and Alex Hoffman, with the intention of creating a music experience for Atlanta similar to what Jazz Fest does for the community of New Orleans. The event was put on hold for a few years beginning in 2005, but was re-launched in 2011 and has been held at the city’s Piedmont Park every year since.“I’m very excited for Music Midtown this year,” Conlon said in a statement to go with Tuesday’s lineup announcement. “When Alex Cooley and I started the festival twenty-five years ago, our goal was to present a diverse group of the biggest names and rising stars in music. Music Midtown 2019 continues that tradition. We’re really looking forward to seeing Atlanta show up for another amazing weekend in Piedmont Park.”Music Midtown 2018 Recap[Video: Music Midtown]Tickets for the event go on sale starting Friday, May 17th, at 10 a.m. EST. Fans should head to the event website for ticket packages and general info.last_img read more

Alan Rusbridger to receive Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism

first_imgAlan Rusbridger, editor of the British-based Guardian newspaper, will address an audience of students, faculty, journalists and members of the public on Tuesday, March 6, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The program begins at 6 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, and is sponsored by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.Rusbridger will receive the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism in recognition of his leadership in the Guardian’s five-year investigation and exposure of phone hacking by employees of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. He also led the Guardian’s negotiations with Julian Assange and subsequent publication of WikiLeaks documents. Rusbridger has been instrumental in the Guardian’s “digital-first” business strategy.Rusbridger has been editor of the Guardian since 1995. He is editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media, a member of the GNM and GMG Boards and a member of the Scott Trust, which owns the Guardian and the Observer.Rusbridger’s career began at the Cambridge Evening News, where he trained as a reporter before first joining the Guardian in 1979. He worked as a general reporter, feature writer and diary columnist before leaving to succeed Clive James and Julian Barnes as the Observer’s TV critic. In 1987, he worked as the Washington correspondent for the London Daily Newsbefore returning to the Guardian as a feature writer. He was made deputy editor in 1994, when he first started working on the paper’s initial forays into digital publishing.last_img read more

Serving Up A Data Center Winner for OEMs

first_imgThe server-centric data centerWe often hear about the macro trends impacting the industry like security, internet of things (IoT), analytics, and the cloud. However, there is another emerging trend that we don’t hear as much about, namely the rise of the server-centric, software-defined data center.Over the last fifteen years, we’ve seen huge changes with information technology (IT) platforms evolving from interdependent hardware and software through to early virtualization and now hardware-agnostic software. In parallel with these technology advances, the IT department has moved from an operational support function to a center of influence, helping to advise and guide innovation and technology consumption across the organization.An open common framework for maximum flexibility and returnFast forward to today and with the launch of our brand new 14th generation Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, we are poised to enter the new frontier of the software-defined data center. This latest PowerEdge portfolio is Dell EMC’s response to data center customer demands across all verticals for secure, scalable, high performance solutions with maximum flexibility, efficiency, and automation.Increased performance and more users per serverSo, what’s creating this demand? Many of the macro trends in the industry including IoT, big data, and analytics, are driving an ever-increasing need for system performance. Our 14th generation PowerEdge servers offer increased application performance and response time with up to 27 percent more processor cores and 19X more Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) low latency storage than the prior generation, while one-click BIOS tuning enables quick-and-easy deployment of many processing-intensive workloads. With enhancements to storage capacity and flexibility, storage configurations can be further tailored to match application needs, which is especially critical in software-defined-storage (SDS) environments.Automatic multi-vector cooling enables more GPU accelerators in a single configuration, allowing for up to 50 percent more VDI users per server. Multi-vector cooling technology not only enables increased efficiency with standard accelerator offerings but also works to efficiently enable any non-standard or custom accelerator options.Industry-first security featuresTwenty-eight percent of CIOs say that they have dealt with a major cyber security threat in the last two years.[i] In response, we continue to drive enhanced protection against malicious threats and unwanted internal changes.An industry-first, System Lockdown prevents configuration changes that might create security vulnerabilities and expose sensitive data. We’ve also incorporated features such as SecureBoot, BIOS recovery capabilities, signed firmware and iDRAC RESTful API (compliant with Redfish standards). To meet privacy concerns, System Erase quickly and securely removes user data from local storage devices when a server is retired.Enhanced systems management tools plus easier server configuration and monitoringIn a recent blog, we talked about how you can save money and speed up deployment with the special systems management tools available for OEMs. Important postscripts to add are that the enhanced iDRAC 9 with the new PowerEdge servers now provides up to four times better systems management performance over the prior generation, increasing the responsiveness when leveraging our agentless systems management in an OEM solution.The easy-to-use, next-generation OpenManage Enterprise™ console has also been engineered to unify system management experience. OEMs will also welcome the fact that server configuration, monitoring, and at-the-box troubleshooting is now possible via a handheld smart device with the optional Quick Sync feature, as opposed to the traditional LCD method.OEM-Ready and OEM XLAs OEM is part of our DNA, it goes without saying that our 14th generation PowerEdge servers continue to be offered as OEM Ready, providing you all the flexibility you need — add your own branding or opt for generic packaging, unbranded chassis and de-branded BIOS splash screens, iDRAC and LifeCycle controller menus. The choice is yours.OEM XL offerings also remain in place. Long, stable product life-cycles factor in the time you need for development, validation and certification without unnecessary technology churn. With these latest generation PowerEdge OEM XL servers, you have advanced visibility to product changes, and even more flexibility to make generational transitions on your schedule.Diverse Use CasesThe new PowerEdge is well suited to serve as the core building block for a variety of OEM solutions including everything from industrial automation to video surveillance, hyper-converged appliances, storage arrays, data protection, and many more. Based on open common platforms, it delivers maximum flexibility and return on investment, allowing you and your customers to focus on innovation while balancing operational priorities.ServicesFrom a deployment perspective, the award-winning ProDeploy Enterprise Suite will help you accelerate technology adoption at customer sites with up to 91 percent less IT effort[ii]. Our ProSupport Enterprise Suite, services include ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist, our automated, proactive and predictive technology that can resolve issues up to 90 percent faster[iii].Huge opportunity to better serve customersI believe that OEMs now have the right platform to accelerate digital adoption and optimization. Our 14th generation PowerEdge is the ultimate framework to serve as the bedrock of your modern appliance.The reality is that current legacy data center technologies simply aren’t agile, flexible or efficient enough to meet today’s needs. In fact, the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) 2017 IT Transformation Maturity Curve study, commissioned by Dell EMC, showed that only five percent of survey respondents are currently prepared to meet the IT requirements of digitally transformed businesses with modern platforms. Other research indicates that only one in three businesses have developed an enterprise-wide digital strategy [iv] and that 75 percent of IoT projects will also require a new digital platform.[v]The x86 server is rapidly becoming the foundational building component of the modern data center, displacing much of the specialized hardware present there today. This represents a huge opportunity for all of us to better serve our customers. I’d love to hear your reactions and questionsFor more in the OEM spaceMeet the next generation of Dell EMC OEM PowerEdge appliances. I want to invite you to join our OEM customer webinar on July 20. Register here nowTo learn more about Dell EMC OEM, visit: in touch. Follow @DellOEM on Twitter, and join our LinkedIn OEM Showcase page. [i] Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey 2016, The Creative CIO[ii] Source: Report from PT about ProDeploy (May 2016)[iii] Source:  Third-party lab testing with Principled Technologies (Resolving Server Problems with Dell ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist), September 2015[iv] Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey 2016, The Creative CIO[v] Gartner Keynote: The CIO’s Changing Role, March 2016last_img read more

México: Fighting Methamphetamine

first_imgBy Dialogo January 01, 2013 The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Government of Mexico signed a memorandum of cooperation in August 2012 that vows to aggressively address the continuing problem of illegal methamphetamine production. Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez and General Commissioner of the Mexican Federal Police Maribel Cervantes Guerrero made the announcement with DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. The memorandum “enhances our intelligence sharing and joint training efforts,” Leonhart said. U.S. and Mexican officials enjoy a strong cooperative relationship that includes information and intelligence exchange, joint chemical control efforts, and training and resources for meth lab dismantling. The signing of the memorandum “is an unprecedented event because both of our countries are signing the very first international instrument that will help fight the manufacturing of synthetic drugs in clandestine laboratories,” Morales said. Cervantes noted that the memorandum will strengthen her agency’s collaborative approach. “The Mexican Federal Police will make every effort to increase timely coordination and exchange of information,” she said. Mexico has experienced a dramatic increase in seizures of clandestine methamphetamine labs and precursor chemicals, up nearly 1,000 percent between 2010 and 2011. This increase has led to a rise of methamphetamine seizures at the U.S. border. In 2011, seizures of meth in the United States’ southwest border totaled 7,338 kilograms, more than twice the amount seized in 2009. The U.S. State Department has set aside $12 million in Mérida Initiative funding to support Mexican Government efforts to safely secure clandestine labs, gather evidence and destroy chemical precursors. Sources: U.S. Embassy in Mexico, Ágoralast_img read more

Hicksville Masseuse Sexually Abused, Suspect’s Photo Released

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Have you seen this man?Nassau County police looking for a man who sexually abused a female masseuse at a Hicksville spa have released a photo of the suspect and a plea for tips from the public.Workers at Red Bell Spa on Newbridge Road told the man to get undressed in a room, lie on massage table and cover himself with a sheet, but he was fully exposed when the victim walked in shortly after 7 p.m. Monday, police said.The victim had the suspect lay down and covered him with a sheet before the massage began, but a struggle quickly ensued.“The subject grabbed the victim’s right arm in an attempt to have her touch him in a sexual manner,” police said in a news release. The victim backed away.That’s when police said the suspect became agitated, got off the table and backed the victim into a corner, where he then touched her in an inappropriate sexual manner.The victim left the room and called police. She was not injured.The suspect fled the scene. He was described as 40 to 50 years old, 5-feet, 9-inches tall, 200 to 215 pounds with a shaved head and beard. He was wearing a long sleeve tan colored tee shirt and blue jeans.Investigators released a photo of the suspect in the hopes that someone will recognize him and tell police where they can find him.Second Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

China’s Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang banned for eight years

first_imgA FINA report said Sun questioned the credentials of the testers before members of his entourage smashed vials containing his blood samples with a hammer.Sun had argued during the CAS hearing that the testers failed to prove their identity and behaved in an unprofessional manner.He competed at last year’s world championships in South Korea under the shadow of the appeal, and three rivals snubbed him after races.”The CAS Panel unanimously determined, to its comfortable satisfaction, that the athlete violated Article 2.5 FINA DC [Tampering with any part of Doping Control],” the CAS statement said.”In particular, the Panel found that the personnel in charge of the doping control complied with all applicable requirements as set out in the ISTI (International Standard for Testing and Investigation).”More specifically, the athlete failed to establish that he had a compelling justification to destroy his sample collection containers and forego the doping control when, in his opinion, the collection protocol was not in compliance with the ISTI.”Topics : China’s world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang was handed an eight-year ban on Friday, a sanction that rules him out of this year’s Tokyo Games, after he missed an out-of-competition test for doping.The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) accepted an appeal from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against a decision by swimming body FINA to clear Sun of wrongdoing for his conduct during the test in September 2018.The 28-year-old is China’s top swimmer, having won two gold medals at the 2012 London Olympic games and another in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, and the case has attracted huge interest in his homeland.last_img read more

“A lot of people say they never knew our home existed because we are so well hidden”

first_img243 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads.TWO large wraparound verandas create the perfect lookout from this Burleigh Heads home.Carved into the Burleigh hillside and curtained by trees, homeowners Joanne and Kevin Venville built the timber and brick house 15 years ago.243 West Burleigh Rd is home to a Queenslander but you wouldn’t know it“When we were building it we had three kids so we went big on space,” Mrs Venville said.The grandmother-of-five said the high ceilings and oversized bedrooms gave the home plenty of room.“It is quite a large block as well,” she said.“We built the home at the highest point and the block gradually declines.”243 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads.French-style doors link the indoors out to the wraparound veranda which captures ocean glimpses.The Venville family said they ran their family plumbing business from the property and were never short on space.243 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We are hidden among the trees and it is a really peaceful place, especially to run a business,” Mrs Venville said.“A lot of people say they never knew our home existed because we are so well hidden.“It is quite a retreat.”243 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads.The double-storey home is poised on 5027sq m block and comes with its own private road.“We have recently redone the drive and given the home a fresh lick of paint,” she said.“When we were building the home we decided a Queenslander-style was the best fit instead of a super modern home.”243 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads.Instead of a modern facade, the family focused on having contemporary finishing touches.The bathroom oozes sophisticated style with a freestanding bath tub.There is easy access to walking tracks through Fleays National Park to Koala Park leading to the Tallebudgera Creek.243 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads. Reporter Shae Johnson. Image supplied“The best part about the home is it’s location,” Mrs Venville said.“There is a lot of wildlife around the property, and it really doesn’t feel like you’re living on the Gold Coast.”According to Lacey West Burleigh Heads agent Will West, the home is within walking distance to the colourful West Burleigh township on Tallebudgera Creek Rd with restaurants, cafes and shops with beautiful existing historical buildings.last_img read more

House hits the market for the first time in 32 years

first_img11 Lupin Crt, AnnandaleAN ANNANDALE home that hasn’t been on the market in more than 30 years will be sold under the hammer on July 10.11 Lupin Crt has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and two car spaces. The family home, which is located down a quiet cul-de-sac, hasn’t been listed for sale since 1986.Keyes & Co Property principal and selling agent Damien Keyes said the property would make a perfect family home. 11 Lupin Crt, Annandale 11 Lupin Crt will be open for inspection on Saturday from 11.45am to 12.15pm. It will go to auction on July 10 at 6pm at Keyes & Co Property at 505 Flinders St, Townsville. For more information call Mr Keyes on 0418 781 421. 11 Lupin Crt, AnnandaleThe home is filled with architectural features such as exposed beams and it has oversized proportions with multiple living areas.The home backs on to parkland and is only steps away from the Ross River.The bathrooms have been recently renovated and there is new timber-look vinyl flooring in the main living areas.Mr Keyes said despite being one of Annandale’s older homes, it was in immaculate condition.He said homes in the street rarely came up for sale, which had made it difficult to put a price on it so they decided to take the property to auction.“Most homes in this street haven’t seen the market in the recent era so we’ll be setting new levels,” Mr Keyes said.“We wanted to let the market dictate the price.”center_img 11 Lupin Crt, Annandale“Most of the interest we’ve attracted has been from families and it’s in a family-friendly, quiet area,” he said.“It’s quite deceptive from the street because it looks small but when you step inside the home it just keeps going back and back.“The fifth bedroom has it’s own external access so it could double as a home office or it would be great for older kids at university.“The swimming pool is huge and the umbrella which is actually an original umbrella from Willows Water World has been re-canvassed.” More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020last_img read more

Kevin Spacey Scandal Shows #MeToo is About Male Victims Too

first_imgMedia Release – National Center on Sexual Exploitation 1 November 2017Family First Comment: Boys and men who are victims of sexual assault or harassment are equally deserving of justice and healing as the countless female victims of these abuses. Unfortunately, all too often, research shows that male victims of sexual assault are reluctant to disclose due to stigma, and they are regularly met with disbelief, inadequate resources, and attitudes that only serve to silence themNetflix announced it would suspend production of the sixth season of “House of Cards” until the company has had “time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew,” following allegations that the shows lead actor, Kevin Spacey, has sexually assaulted numerous male victims over the years.“The allegations that Kevin Spacey may have sexually assaulted several young male victims in the acting and media industries show that #MeToo applies to males too,” said Haley Halverson, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.“Boys and men who are victims of sexual assault or harassment are equally deserving of justice and healing as the countless female victims of these abuses. Unfortunately, all too often, research shows that male victims of sexual assault are reluctant to disclose due to stigma, and they are regularly met with disbelief, inadequate resources, and attitudes that only serve to silence them.”“The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has made a deliberate effort to bring male victims suffering from sexual abuse out of the shadows and make the sexual exploitation of males an issue of serious concern in our nation,” Halverson added. “No person, male or female, should ever experience sexual exploitation.”NCOSE’s research summary on the sexual exploitation of boys and men can be found here.last_img read more

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