Campden & Chorleywood joins forces with brewing research firm

first_imgCampden & Chorleywood Food Research Association (CCFRA) and Brewing Research Inter-national (BRI) have merged to form Campden BRI, a combined resource for the food and drink industry.The merger brings together 380 staff, and offers a wide range of research and development, technical services, analysis and training activities to the sector.”All clients will benefit from the complementary skills, knowledge and facilities that this merger brings together,” commented Professor Colin Dennis, Campden BRI’s director general. “BRI members will benefit from the breadth of CCFRA’s activities including hygiene, microbiology, chemistry and packaging technology. CCFRA members will benefit from the expertise and facilities that BRI holds in the science and technology of alcoholic drinks.”Its combined business now consists of an extensive food process hall and pilot plant, state-of-the-art laboratories, purpose-built consumer and sensory science facilities and dedicated training and conference facilities.last_img read more


Press release: DVLA staff raise over £50,000 for Maggie’s Swansea

first_img Press office Sarah Hughes, Maggie’s Swansea Centre Head, said: Only for use by journalists and the media: 0300 123 2407 I am proud that once again our staff have given up so much of their spare time throughout the year to raise thousands of pounds in support of a local charity. Our staff chose Maggie’s Swansea due to the unique programme of information, practical and emotional support they provide to anyone affected by cancer. I am delighted that we were able to raise so much for them. DVLA Press Office Longview Road Morriston Swansea SA6 7JL Email [email protected] After the cheque presentation, Julie Lennard also announced that DVLA staff have voted Tŷ Olwen their new charity of choice for 2019. As a local and small charity, Maggie’s Swansea is completely reliant on the generosity of the local public and we were thrilled to be selected as DVLA’s charity of choice. We have been delighted with the enthusiasm, creative fundraising ideas and support throughout this year. The money raised will contribute towards the costs of the free professional services we offer our centre visitors. We have approximately 1,200 visits each month and whether it is support from our benefits advisor; a series of sessions with our clinical psychologist; support from our child counsellor or enabling us to run our bereavement courses the money raised will have a huge impact in 2019. Maggie’s Swansea is based in Singleton Hospital and offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer as well as their families and friends.Staff chose Maggie’s Swansea as DVLA’s annual charity of choice and raised the grand total for 2018 through a range of activities and fundraising events, ranging from raffles, sweepstakes, and cake sales to cycling the Bolivian Death Road and climbing Snowdon. The ‘Music for Maggie’s’ concerts, in which DVLA’s very own choir impressed with their renditions of well-known songs, alone raised around £4,000 through the sale of tickets to DVLA staff and members of the public.Julie Lennard, DVLA Chief Executive, said:last_img read more


Australia’s biggest states retain lockdown measures on Mother’s Day

first_imgAustralia’s two most populous states on Thursday refused to allow a one-day reprieve from strict limits on personal movement for Mother’s Day this weekend, even as the country’s rate of new coronavirus cases remains low.The premiers of New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria said the states’ roughly 14 million residents, 56 percent of the country’s population, would have to stick to existing restrictions on movement on Mother’s Day, which is celebrated nationally on Sunday.”Whilst national cabinet is considering easing some restrictions from Friday in terms of the national guidelines, I doubt very much that NSW will be in a position to implement anything before Mother’s Day,” NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters on Thursday. “We will be able to visit them, two adults and children at any one time, and of course that can happen multiple times a day as long as everybody is careful.”NSW recently eased a stay-at-home order to allow social visits in groups of up to two, while some other states have also taken tentative steps to unwind lockdown measures, but most have kept restrictions broadly in place.Australia has confirmed just under 6,900 COVID-19 cases, including 97 deaths. Twenty new infections were reported across four states on Thursday, the bulk linked to an outbreak at a meat processing plant in Victoria. The rate could rise as other states and territories report during the day.The federal government has said it will discuss the possible relaxation of nationwide “social distancing” rules on Friday at a meeting of an emergency cabinet formed to deal with the crisis, which includes state leaders. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made increased testing and the downloading of a contact tracing smartphone app prerequisites for relaxing restrictions.About 700,000 of the country’s 25 million people have been tested for the virus. About 5.2 million people have downloaded the tracking app, Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Thursday, just half the government’s 10 million target.”The last thing we want to do is to ease off any of those restrictions without a sense of confidence that we are truly on top of this,” Victorian premier Daniel Andrews said, adding that he would not visit his mother on Sunday. “Nobody is enjoying these settings, I understand that.”In Tasmania state, Premier Peter Gutwein said “the best present that you can provide for your mother is to keep her safe”.Queensland state broke away to allow up to five adults to visit a private home on Sunday, but Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said other restrictions remained firmly in place.”You can’t go shopping, you can’t go to the beach, you can’t can’t go further in that community, it’s all about one household meeting with another household,” she said.center_img Topics :last_img read more


Danish pension firms say ECB still under pressure to ease credit

first_img“We would need a new negative shock to inflation before the ECB would ramp up their monetary policy,” he said, adding that there would be a bias in the markets towards further easing in the coming quarters.Meanwhile, Anders Schelde, CIO at Nordea Life & Pension in Denmark, said: “We are not too bullish on equities globally for next year because there are too many problems in emerging markets and the energy sector.”“Europe offers very good value, and I don’t think the ECB’s decision yesterday really changed that.”Schelde put the afternoon sell-off in the markets yesterday down to bad communication by the central bankers in the run-up to the announcement, rather than seeing it as evidence ECB policymakers had misjudged the economic situation when formulating their response.“At the end of the day, their number-one priority is to get the European economy going, and they will do what is needed,” he said.“If it turns out the economy needs a little more down the road, they will also do that.”PFA’s Pilegaard said: “It’s pretty safe to say the market got carried away prior to yesterday’s ECB decision.”However, one lesson to be learned from yesterday’s events was that the market was still showing clear signs of herd behaviour, he said, adding that he expected 2016 to be significantly more volatile compared with 2015. The European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to remain under pressure to cheapen credit despite yesterday’s decision by its governing council to extend its quantitative easing (QE) programme and cut its discount rate by 10 basis points, and may react further if later warranted by economic data, according to investment experts at two Danish pension providers.Rasmus Pilegaard, senior strategist at PFA Asset Management, said: “Looking ahead, some pressure will persist on ECB to do more.“Especially considering that ECB project inflation to increase to a meagre 1.6% by 2017, which is clearly below the ECB target – despite low interest rates oil prices, and foreign exchange.”But he questioned whether ECB president Mario Draghi would in fact be able to loosen policy again at a time when inflation was increasing, owing to base effects.last_img read more


Marcia Snider, mail carrier, 66, Wellington: May 7, 1948 – Nov. 17, 2014

first_imgMarcia SniderMarcia Diane Snider, age 66, longtime Wellington resident, died Monday morning, November 17, 2014.  She was retired as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service.  She also worked part time at El Chile Verde and was a crossing guard at Eisenhower School.Marcia Diane Snider was born on May 7, 1948 in Wellington, KS to Duane R. Snider and W. Arlene (Kohler) Snider. She graduated from Wellington High School in 1966.She was an avid bowler and active with the local and state bowling association.She was preceded in death by her parents.Survivors include her sister, Tess Biles and her husband Larry; nephew Kent Biles and niece Christy Yutzy all of Wellington, KS; three grandchildren; and four great nieces and nephews.There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Meadow Lanes Bowling Alley.Memorials have been established with Bowlers Veterans Link and Marcia Snider Bowling Scholarship Fund. Contributions can be left at or mailed to the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more


Apply now for England Golf regional coaching

first_img England Golf is seeking talented youngsters from across the country to form 30 regional coaching squads for training over the winter months of 2014/15.Young golfers should apply now for the boys’ and girls’ U16 regional coaching programme and the mixed U18 AASE regional coaching squads.If their initial application is successful, they will be invited to one of the regional squad selection weekends in September which will include skills tests, player profiling and on-course ability assessment.Players selected for the squads will receive 20 days of squad coaching, individual sessions and match days plus an equivalent of 10 days of physical development. This mirrors the pattern of the successful 2013/14 coaching programme.“The regional squad structure continues to go from strength to strength” commented Stephen Burnett, Performance Manager for the England Golf men’s programme.“The mix of squad time, individual coaching and then the opportunity to compete against neighbouring regions has been very well received. Add to that the opportunity to further their physical training and England Golf is providing a sound foundation for the development of our young players.”Nigel Edwards, England Golf’s Performance Director, added: “We aim to give our talented young players the best golf development experience available.“In return, we expect the players to commit themselves to a programme of golf coaching and physical training that will set them up for life. By continuing our coaching commitment with this age group, we are giving England Golf the best chance of success at U18, men’s and women’s and ultimately touring professional level in the future.”“There is no guarantee that the current best players at these age groups will automatically gain a squad place, they will have to work for it and demonstrate their desire,” stated Edwards.“Current performance levels are a key factor but they will have to be matched and exceeded by work ethic, commitment and their attitude to improving. The player with more hunger and thirst for improvement is always likely to come out the more proficient golfer in the long run.”The deadline for U16 Regional Squad applications is Friday 22nd August 2014.The deadline for the U18 AASE Regional Squad applications is Friday 29th August 2014 and requires a two year commitment from potential applicants. 9 Jul 2014 Apply now for England Golf regional coaching last_img read more


Mallard’s Team of the Week — Mount Sentinel Wildcats Volleyball

first_imgAll season long the Mount Sentinel Wildcats had visions of adding another blue banner to the gymnasium at the South Slocan-based school.In the end, the team may have won more than a banner after capturing the bronze medal at the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships held recently at the Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar. The Cats overcame a lot of adversity and, powered by the home crowd, pulled off a 2-0 sweep of White Rock Christian in the best-of-three bronze medal match. After the match senior Jessie Rehwald said winning the medal was like winning the entire tournament.Kelowna Christian defeated Immaculata to win the gold medal.Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the squad on their crowning achievement by selecting them Team of the Week.The team includes, from left, assistant coach Brittney Soobotin, Malin Chernoff, Jessie Rehwald, Kyra Makortoff, Kaitlin Minvielle, Lynnea Carr, Zahra Askary, Madia Rehwald, Breanne Minor and head coach Joe Moreira.last_img read more


What will fix the Warriors’ inconsistent defense?

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *OAKLAND – The question left Stephen Curry pondering for almost 12 seconds. Did he like anything about the Warriors’ loss to Toronto?“Not really,” Curry said.Part of the reason for Curry’s harsh assessment? The Warriors also showed delayed reactions on defense. Not to the extent taking 12 seconds to respond. But the Warriors reacted slowly enough to allow the …last_img read more


Music Showcase! The Best Royalty Free Jazz Music

first_imgDiscover some of the best royalty free jazz music for your game, video and media projects.  From classic big band to modern grooves, the following tracks represent a variety of cool jazz sounds.As a leading element or background soundtrack, jazz music has the ability to create a unique tone in television, film and video.  It can feel romantic, upbeat and fun, or take you to a certain period in time.  We’ve rounded up some of the best royalty free jazz music in our catalog below, perfect for creating a mood in your own projects.This showcase of our best jazz tracks encompasses a range of styles like the traditional sounds of dixie and festive jazz, up to more modern jazz beats.  Take a listen and see for yourself  how quality royalty free jazz music can enrich your media projects:last_img read more