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Gb Plange holds out a helping hand

first_imgIngredients firm Gb Plange is helping bakers tackle business challenges such as rising costs and reducing additives by hosting a series of development days.The next FOC Energie Development Day will focus on how to manage bread quality and costs in an inflationary market, delivered by technical experts at Gb Plange and flour miller Nelstrops. It should help bakers gain a more in-depth understanding of the function of flour and bread improvers, and how they can apply this knowledge to influence bread quality and cost.Gb Plange general manager Marie Parnell said: “We want to enhance the industry by providing practical support and relevant advice for bakers on a range of issues that affect their business performance.”To sign up, click on the Energie Development Day button at www.gb-plange.co.uk.last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Allman Brothers Band’s Jaimoe, Marcus King, & More In Hartford [Videos]

first_imgTedeschi Trucks Band w/ Marcus King – “The Sky Is Crying”[Video: Evan Pragliola]Tedeschi Trucks Band – “All That I Need”[Video: Matt Frazier]Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Jaimoe – “Shame” > “Afro Blue” > “Shame”[Video: Matt Frazier]Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Had To Cry Today” [Blind Faith cover][Video: Matt Frazier]Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Jaimoe, Marcus King, MKB Horns – “Show Me”[Video: Matt Frazier]Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Jaimoe, MKB Horns – “Night Time Is The Right Time”[Video: Matthew Hall]View All VideosSetlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Xfinity Theatre | Hartford, CT | 7/6/18Set One: All That I Need, Do I Look Worried, Don’t Know What It Means, Shame > Afro Blue > Shame, Get Out Of My Life, Woman, Part Of Me, The Sky Is Crying*, Angel From Montgomery > Sugaree, Had To Cry Today, Let Me Get By, Show Me^*Encore: Night Time Is The Right Time^, Will The Circle Be Unbroken?^, Bound For Glory^Notes: Whole set featured Jaimoe (Allman Brothers Band) on drums; *featuring Marcus King; ^featuring  MKB Horns Last night, the 2018 Wheels of Soul Tour continued, as Tedeschi Trucks Band, Drive-By Truckers, and The Marcus King Band made their way to Hartford, CT’s Xfinity Theatre.The collaborations have already gotten underway on this year’s edition of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s annual multi-band tour, with Eric Krasno and Tash Neal joining them at SPAC, Marcus King sitting-in in his native South Carolina, and Derek Trucks and Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood trading guest spots in Tuscaloosa.The performance in Hartford was no different. First, Trucks joined the Marcus King Band during their set for “Self-Hatred”, the song he recorded with King as part of MKB’s self-titled 2016 album. Watch fan-shot footage of the collaboration below:The Marcus King Band w/ Derek Trucks – “Self-Hatred”[Video: Evan’s Funky Space]Then, when Tedeschi Trucks Band took the stage for their own headlining performance, they did so with Allman Brothers Band drummer Jaimoe in tow to bolster their percussion section for the majority of their show. But that wasn’t all—Keyboardist Carey Frank, who subbed in for Kofi Burbridge while he was on medical leave last year, jumped in for a few songs, as did Marcus King, who lent his beyond-his-years bluesman grit to Elmore James classic “The Sky Is Crying”. The set also featured TTB’s first rendition of Blind Faith classic “Had To Cry Today” since last year’s Beacon Theatre residency, as well as a jam on jazz standard “Afro Blue” that gave Jaimoe a chance to shine.To close their set, Tedeschi Trucks Band welcomed back King and his horn section, comprised of Justin Johnson and Dean Mitchell, as well as Jaimoe to help them through Joe Tex‘s “Show Me”, a song that’s become a setlist staple this tour. Finally, the Marcus left the stage but Justin, Dean, and Jaimoe remained for the encore, which began with a rare rendition of Roosevelt Sykes‘ “Night Time Is The Right Time” before closing out with “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” and “Bound For Glory”.You can check out the setlist and a selection of videos from Tedeschi Trucks Band’s guest-filled performance in Hartford below. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.last_img read more

Warren Haynes Closes Symphonic Weekend Alongside Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Oteil Burbridge, More [Videos]

first_imgWarren Haynes was back in his hometown of Asheville, NC over the weekend, where the guitarist welcomed fans to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium for two nights of his “Dreams & Songs: A Symphonic Journey” live collaboration alongside the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, in addition to keyboardist John Medeski, bassist Oteil Burbridge, and drummer Jeff Sipe. Just as in the project’s debut on Saturday, Sunday’s performance also featured previously-announced sit-ins from singers Jasmine Muhammad and Edwin McCain, and notable jazz saxophonist Greg Osby.Related: Little Feat Welcomes Warren Haynes & Larry Campbell At Celebratory 50th Anniversary Beacon Theatre ShowThe weekend’s worth of performances from Haynes and company allowed the guitarist to approach the music with more of “a symphonic take on his classic, career-spanning material.” That was the case on Sunday when Haynes, the orchestra, and their backing band for the night all opened the first half of the show with the show’s eponymous tune out of the Gov’t Mule songbook, “Dreams & Songs”, with help from Muhammad and McCain. The song transitioned into the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Dreams” with Greg Osby coming out to the stage to join in on the fun. Next came a cover of Gregg Allman‘s “Just Another Rider” with Muhammad and McCain back on stage, followed by “Broken Promised Land”. Muhammad and McCain stayed on to help perform “Banks Of The Deep End” and The Band‘s “It Makes No Difference” before they were again replaced by Osby for a performance of “Spots Of Time” from Haynes’ 2015 Ashes & Dust LP.The first half of the show closed with some Grateful Dead, as “Terrapin Station” dipped into “Slipknot!” before returning to “Terrapin” to send the audience into set break.Fans can revisit a portion of the show’s opening number in the fan-shot video below. The second half the show saw all the musicians take the stage with more Gov’t Mule material beginning with “Raven Black Night”, which continued into a portion of “Silent Scream” before returning to “Raven Black Night”. They continued with “Thorazine Shuffle” before turning back to the Dead catalog for two songs with “Shakedown Street” (featuring Muhammad and McCain) followed by “Black Peter” with (featuring Osby).Fans can check out the video of the ensemble performing “Black Peter” recorded from the audience last night. The set continued with the second Allman Brothers Band cover of the night in “Instrumental Illness”, followed by a rendition of U2‘s “One”, and then back to ABB’s catalog for “Whipping Post” to close the second half of the show.The encore saw the band revisit “Dreams & Songs” with Muhammad and McCain, before the entire symphony left the stage to allow the band to turn to a blues-driven direction for “Turn On Your Lovelight” into “Smokestack Lightning” and back to “Love Light” with Greg Osby. Osby remained onstage to help the ensemble on Little Feat‘s “Spanish Moon”, Bob Dylan‘s “Tough Mama” and ABB’s beloved love ballad, “Melissa”, with the final tune of the evening also dipping into “Mountain Jam” before returning to close with the smooth melodies of “Melissa”.Haynes is back in action for a scheduled performance with Gov’t Mule in Vail, CO on April 12th, followed by a run of shows across the U.S. throughout April and into May before leaving of a tour of the U.K. and Europe starting on May 27th. For a full list of Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to his website.Setlist: Warren Haynes Presents: Dreams & Songs A Symphonic Journey | Thomas Wolfe Auditorium | Asheville, NC | 3/17/2019Set One: Dreams & Songs Pt. 1^ > Dreams*, Just Another Rider^ (Gregg Allman cover), Broken Promised Land^, Banks Of The Deep End^, It Makes No Difference^ (The Band cover), Spots Of Time* > Terrapin Station^ (Grateful Dead cover) > Slipknot!^ (Grateful Dead cover) > Terrapin Station^Set Two: Raven Black Night > Silent Scream (Excerpt) > Raven Black Night, Thorazine Shuffle, Shakedown Street^ (Grateful Dead cover), Black Peter^* (Grateful Dead cover) , Instrumental Illness* (Allman Brothers Band cover), One (U2 cover), Whipping Post (Allman Brothers Band cover)Encore: Dreams & Songs Pt. 2^, Turn On Your Lovelight* (Bobby Bland cover) > Smokestack Lightning* (Howlin’ Wolf cover) > Turn On Your Lovelight*, Spanish Moon* (Little Feat cover) > Tough Mama* (Bob Dylan cover), Melissa* (Allman Brothers Band cover) > Mountain Jam* > Melissa*^ w/ Jasmine Muhammad and Edwin McCain* w/ Greg Osbylast_img read more

Harvard Alumni Association announces candidates for Harvard Overseers and elected directors

first_imgThis spring, alumni can vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) elected directors.Ballots will be mailed no later than April 1 and must be received in Cambridge by noon on May 20 to be counted. Results of the election will be announced at the HAA’s annual meeting on the afternoon of Commencement on May 26. All holders of Harvard degrees, except Corporation members and officers of instruction and government at Harvard, are entitled to vote for Overseer candidates. The election for HAA directors is open to all Harvard degree holders.Candidates for Overseer may also be nominated by petition, that is, by obtaining a prescribed number of signatures from eligible degree holders. The deadline for all petitions is Feb. 1.The HAA’s nominating committee has proposed the following candidates in 2016:FOR OVERSEER:P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale ’74 magna cum laudeAssociate provost for faculty and Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern UniversityEvanston, ILHelena Buonanno Foulkes ’86 magna cum laude, M.B.A. ’92President, CVS/pharmacy; executive vice president, CVS HealthProvidence, RIKaren Falkenstein Green ’78 magna cum laude, J.D. ’81 cum laude, A.L.I. ’15Senior partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLPBoston, MAKetanji Brown Jackson ’92 magna cum laude, J.D. ’96 cum laudeJudge, United States District Court for the District of ColumbiaWashington, D.C.John J. Moon ’89 magna cum laude, A.M. ’93, Ph.D. ’94Managing director, Morgan StanleyNew York, NYAlejandro Ramírez Magaña ’94 cum laude, M.B.A. ’01Chief executive officer, CinépolisMexico City, MexicoKent Walker ’83 magna cum laudeSenior vice president and general counsel, Google Inc.Palo Alto, CADamian Woetzel, M.P.A. ’07Artistic director, Vail International Dance Festival; director, Aspen Institute Arts Program, DEMO at the Kennedy Center, and Independent ProjectsRoxbury, CTFOR ELECTED DIRECTOR:Janet Nezhad Band ’83 magna cum laude, M.B.A. ’89, J.D. ’90 cum laudeDevelopment consultant to nonprofit organizationsNew York, NYRye Barcott, M.B.A./M.P.A. ’09Managing partner and co-founder, Double Time CapitalCharlotte, NCDavid Battat ’91 magna cum laudePresident and chief executive officer, Atrion CorporationNew York, NYSusan M. Cheng M.P.P. ’04, Ed.L.D. ’13Senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion, Georgetown University School of MedicineWashington, D.C.Farai N. Chideya ’90 magna cum laudeDistinguished writer in residence, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York UniversityNew York, NYTrey Grayson ’94 cum laudePresident and CEO, Northern Kentucky Chamber of CommerceFort Mitchell, KYVictor Jih, J.D. ’96Litigation partner, Irell & Manella LLPLos Angeles, CAEliana Murillo ’10Head of multicultural marketing, Google Inc.San Francisco, CAMichael C. Payne ’77 cum laude, M.D. ’81, M.P.H. ’82Attending physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Cambridge Health AllianceCambridge, MAlast_img read more

Sandy West, who preserved wild Georgia island, dies at 108

first_imgSAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A woman who championed the preservation of one of Georgia’s largest barrier islands has died at age 108. Eleanor “Sandy” Torrey West’s family owned wild Ossabaw Island for more than five decades before she sold it to the state of Georgia for $8 million. The deal required that the island remain undeveloped and used only for study, research, education and conservation. The Savannah Morning News reports that West’s grandson, Beryl Gilothwest, confirmed she died Jan. 17 on her 108th birthday. Before selling the island, West used it to host artist retreats with guests including writers Ralph Ellison and Alice Walker and composer Aaron Copland. West lived on the island for nearly three decades until 2016.last_img read more

Admissions staff, students reflect on Notre Dame tradition of legacy student admissions

first_imgSince its founding in 1842, Notre Dame has placed a strong emphasis on tradition and the “Notre Dame family.” But for many students, the Notre Dame family is not just figurative, but literal. Don Bishop, associate vice president for undergraduate enrollment, said legacy students — or students who have at least one parent who graduated from the University — tend to get accepted at a higher rate than students whose parents did not attend Notre Dame. The reason for this disparity, he said, is legacy students, whose parents tend to be more educated, are more qualified for admission. Bishop said in 2018, the legacy student admit rate was 36%, as opposed to the general admissions rate of 15% to 16%.“That’s where the alumni children, one, come from better-educated households … They tend to be more economically successful, so they’ve had more resources,” he said. “The families tend to promote academics and achievement more than most households. All that’s kind of the culture of Notre Dame, and we’re proud of that.”Anna Mason | The Observer Bishop said 23.6% of the makeup of class of 2022 is legacy students, as compared to 11.6% across the eight Ivy League schools — Brown University, Harvard University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Princeton University, Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania. The “Catholic nature” of Notre Dame is the main reason behind these statistics, Bishop said.“We have more children in our households,” he said. “Notre Dame is not 100% Catholic, but the Catholic nature of Notre Dame [means] our households have more children. The national average household has 1.9 children, if a household has children. Our average household of our alumni [children] is about 3.3 to 3.5 [average], depending on the year … If we’re double the Ivies, it’s because we have more kids.” In addition, legacy students commit to attend Notre Dame at a much higher rate than non-legacies, Bishop said. “The fact that 78% enroll compared to about 53% of all other admits — [they] wanted to be here, [they] saw the value of Notre Dame,” Bishop said. “So I think there is a higher degree of interest by alumni children of Notre Dame then even the other top schools, but I think statistically we have about the same number of outcomes, our alumni just have more children that apply.”Additionally, during the admissions process, Bishop said legacy students’ applications — as well as other groups with the “highest priority” — are looked at more than once. “We make sure [legacy students’ applications] get read multiple times … we always make sure the alumni children have multiple reads, it’s a courtesy to make sure — have we looked at everything as carefully as we can?” Bishop said. “But, once they’ve been read multiple times, they still go through the same committee process as everyone else.”Bishop added low-income students are another group whose applications are read multiple times.“We want to have multiple readers for the highest priority groups,” he said.According to a 2014 article published in Notre Dame Magazine, the University committed to sustaining a steady legacy presence — about 20% to 25% of all students.“There are about 1,000 kids walking this campus today who are alumni kids who, if we did not have this commitment to the alumni, would not be here — about 250 per class,” Bishop said in the article.Richard Kahlenberg, senior fellow and director for K-12 equity at the Century Foundation, said the process of considering where the parent of a student has graduated from is counterintuitive to the values of independence and equality upon which the United States was founded. “I think it’s basically un-American,” Kahlenberg said. “We fought our Revolutionary War against the British based on the idea that we were going to create a different type of society moving away from aristocracy in which lineage and parentage mattered a great deal and so the idea that universities whose researchers are spending a lot of time trying to reduce inequality, are themselves engaging in a form of discrimination based on ancestry is anachronistic and contrary to basic American values.”Not only are legacy admissions wrong on principle, but the process of admitting children of alumni deprives other students of opportunities, Kahlenberg said. “I would say it harms the university in a couple of ways,” Kahlenberg said. “One is, it’s admitting students through a preference who wouldn’t otherwise be there, and given that the preference is in my view unjustified, it’s going to harm the equality of the education provided. I think it sends a powerful message about what a university values. Legacy students are less likely to be students of color, less likely to be low-income. By saying if your parents were members of the club, you’re more likely to be welcomed, the university is sending a message that undermines its moral standing.”Bishop said in addition to looking at test scores, grades and essays, Notre Dame also considers how well a prospective student aligns with the mission and spirit of the University.“If there are students that, in their essays, in the school recommendations, in their activities talk about service to others, along with tremendous intellectual academic talent and creativity, we’re also requiring that we see some balance, and that balance, often with the Notre Dame mission, is service to others, kind of a self-awareness and a desire to help others — not just yourself,“ he said. “Alumni children were brought up in that kind of environment. A lot of our graduates have lived that mission.”Kahlenberg said he disagreed with this “mission match,” saying legacy students are not the only group who can contribute positively to the values of Notre Dame.“It’s not difficult for a prospective student to read about Notre Dame on its website, read its mission statement and then decide whether that’s attractive,” he said. “So I don’t think that there’s some special insight that’s unavailable to non-legacies regarding the mission of the University.”Tommy Clare, a junior computer science major, was a “Notre Dame baby,” and credits his decision to come to the University to the amount of exposure he had during his childhood.“Both my parents actually were the same year [at Notre Dame] … they both graduated in ‘92,” Clare said. “When we came along, we were obviously Notre Dame babies from the start. … I would say that by far Notre Dame was the only college exposure I had growing up. … Notre Dame always kind of had that edge — I’d say because of the legacy [factor]. To be fair, I still would have ended up here, but probably with a longer decision process.”Junior Tommy Krug is a fourth-generation Notre Dame student. His family has a long history of sending people to the University, he said.“My great grandfather was at Notre Dame in 1918,” Krug said. “He actually had Knute Rockne as a chemistry teacher. Two of his sons went to Notre Dame in the ‘50s, one of them was my grandfather. Three of my dad’s six siblings went to Notre Dame, including my dad … I’ve had cousins go as well, and had one sister go and one sister rejected.”Krug said he was always “that kid who wanted to go to Notre Dame in kindergarten,” but his plans did not seem certain when his sister was rejected from the University.“I kind of hit a snag when my sister was rejected when I was a freshman in high school,” Krug said. “My sister was the only one out of the three of us who applied to Notre Dame who was a valedictorian, and she was rejected.”Krug said he does believe legacy students are a valuable part of the University, but the administration should be careful to keep the student body diverse. “To a point, it’s nice to have students who are like unpaid tour guides and just know everything. … I think it does add something to the student body of the school, to have that legacy tie,” Krug said. “But to the degree that they are carried out, I don’t know how to quantify what’s appropriate. … It’s like when you’re making something in a pot when you’re trying to cook something, you want a little bit of this, a little bit of that.”Bishop said in his experience, legacy students were helpful in helping him adapt to the traditions of Notre Dame. “I think being around legacy students helped me appreciate Notre Dame more quickly. … I would say legacy students help the rest of us kind of ramp up more quickly on understanding the traditions and the nature of the mission of Notre Dame,” Bishop said. “So in that way, I think legacies are helpful to everyone.”Ultimately, Kahlenberg said, though he disagrees with factoring legacy status into admissions, he is grateful the University is transparent about its policy.“There are some universities that are somewhat embarrassed by their legacy preference policy, who kind of try to camouflage what they’re doing,” he said. “It seems like Notre Dame, to its credit, is at least honest that they’re engaged in legacy preferences. They don’t shy away from that.” Tags: admissions scandal series, children of alumni, college admissions scandal, college cheating scandal, legacy admissionslast_img read more

Mangano Ditches News12 Debate, Citing Suozzi Ties

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano (Left) faces off against Democrat Tom Suozzi (Right) who is vying for his old position.Republican Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano refused to debate his Democratic challenger Tom Suozzi on News12 Long Island because Mangano said the television station refused to disclose Suozzi’s ties to its owners.Mangano spokesman Brian Nevin sent a letter to Patrick Dolan, president of News12 Long Island, saying that Dolan is ignoring an “appearance of conflict” given Suozzi’s prior employment at Bethpage-based Cablevision Systems Corp, which owns News12.“The Mangano campaign has on several occasions requested—and you have refused—to disclose during the debate your stations corporate relationship with Tom Suozzi,” Nevin wrote in the letter to Dolan, a member of the family that owns Cablevision.After Mangano narrowly unseated the former two-term county exec in 2009, Suozzi was hired as a consultant to MSG Varsity, high school sports programming run by Cablevision.Nevin also noted in the letter that News12 Long Island refused to mention that Cablevision donated $200,000 to Suozzi. The company also donated $11,000 to Mangano.“The county executive is obviously too ashamed of his dismal record to be able to discuss it in a public forum,” said Jeff Guillot, Suozzi’s campaign spokesman, who criticized what he called “the unprecedented nature of his snub of Long Island’s television station of record.”Newsday, which is also owned by Cablevision, similarly failed to disclose Suozzi’s ties to their parent company when LI’s lone daily newspaper endorsed Suozzi in the Democratic primary, drawing the ire of media critics. The paper later included the corporate ties in their Sunday endorsement of Suozzi for the general election, but again omitted the campaign donations.Mangano and Suozzi first faced off at a debate in Old Westbury earlier this month, but Mangano canceled plans to attend a debate at Hofstra University last week and Nevin said Mangano is unable to attend a debate Thursday in Hempstead.“Mangano and … Suozzi … are committed to a televised debate on CBS New York Channel 2, which will be aired on both Cablevision and other television providers,” Nevin wrote in his letter to Dolan. “This debate provides a greater number of viewers than ever before the opportunity to watch a Nassau County Executive debate.”The Suozzi camp confirmed that he and Mangano will debate on CBS, which Nevin said will air the Sunday before Election Day. It will be the first Nassau County executive debate that News12 Long Island has not broadcast in more than a decade.A News12 Long Island spokeswoman did not immediately comment to the Press, but issued a statement to Newsday saying: “Viewers expect News 12 Long Island’s election coverage to be thorough, objective and fair.” The Suozzi campaign said the Democratic candidate may be interviewed without Mangano’s participation.last_img read more

PODCAST: O Bee Credit Union’s pandemic response

first_imgO Bee Credit Union in Lacey, Wash., is a 45 minute-drive from the Kirkland, Wash., nursing home that was the initial epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.The area’s credit unions were among the first in the nation to implement their pandemic response plans, which included closing branch lobbies, expanding remote work arrangements, offering special loans, waiving fees, and more.This episode of the CUNA News Podcast features a conversation with James Collins, president/CEO of O Bee Credit Union.He describes O Bee’s ongoing response to the coronavirus outbreak, managing a remote workforce, leading during a crisis, and what gives him hope for the future. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Richards patrols a new beat

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Panama to restrict movement by gender during virus quarantine

first_imgThe government of Panama on Monday announced strict quarantine measures that separate citizens by gender in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.From Wednesday, men and women will only be able to leave their homes for two hours at a time, and on different days.Until now, quarantine regulations were not based on gender. Men will be able to go to the supermarket or the pharmacy on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and women will be allowed out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.No one will be allowed to go out on Sundays.The new measures will last for 15 days.”This absolute quarantine is for nothing more than to save your life,” security minister Juan Pino said at a press conference. Topics :center_img According to Pino, more than 2,000 people were detained last week for not abiding by the quarantine.Since the first case was reported on March 10, Panama has confirmed 1,075 cases of the coronavirus, 43 of which are in intensive care, and 27 deaths.last_img read more