Turning a corner

first_imgImagine the scene: a model with mid-length hair appears on TV before Christmas. With a swish of her hair, she announces that she has discovered the latest appliance that will “Curl & More”.The catch is: it’s not available at Boots or any other leading high street chemist for that matter because Curl & More is aimed at bakers, specifically those who want to curl pastries and bread doughs. And our fantasy model might like to know that all those not-so-filled croissants she had for breakfast can now contain more jam or cheese than ever before, as the new Curl & More allows a ratio of filling right up to 1:1.Manufacturer Rondo’s general manager Richard Tearle is delighted at its success: “We sold a machine on the stand on the first day,” he tells British Baker at Iba. “We also won two new equipment innovation awards at the show.” (See British Baker, October 23.) And we have patented the design, which actually allows more filling than dough if required.He explains that Curl & More closes the gap between the familiar artisanal Croissomats and the powerful Tornado and Spira industrial croissant machines. It means Rondo now meets requirements for operations of all sizes, from very small through to industrial firms.The machine is flexible and can be used for automatic production of curled pastries, ranging from croissants to pretzels. And, depending on the pastry size, it produces filled or unfilled curled pastries in two to six rows, achieving a capacity of 4,000 to 12,000 units per hour.Centrepiece of the innovation is the curling process, which involves low curling speed and clearly separated process steps. These, says Tearle, “result in a consistently high-quality production process”. He adds: “The design enables the application of large filling quantities. Until now, the industry believed a ratio of dough to filling of this magnitude could not be achieved, but Rondo has achieved it.”The company also unveiled a new industrial pastry line in washed-down design. ’Wash-down’ is a method of cleaning and disinfecting lines that is increasingly becoming a requirement. On the wash-down design, the line is hosed down with a hot jet of water and then disinfected with cleaning foam. It is particularly important for products filled with meat or similar and is increasingly used for sweet pastry.Rondo’s wash-down line is made of stainless steel and features solutions designed to simplify the cleaning process, according to Tearle. For example, the line has smooth and slanted surfaces that enable water to run off easily. They also prevent water or particles from collecting in corners and tight sections. The belts have sealed edges and can be released quickly and easily to allow access for cleaning the underside and the table-top.New accessories from the firm, also on display, included a fat pump and updated automation and enhancement of its various bread and pastry dough processing lines.Rondo recently rebranded its image, merging the names Rondo and Doge, so what has the effect been? Tearle says: “The new branding has brought the whole company together with a focused approach.” Not so far from Rondo’s European headquarters lies Venice, which also relinquished its Doge, but held on to its famous designs and traditions while modernising its trade, transport, and machinery. There’s a parallel in there somewhere.last_img read more

‘Bachelorette’ Recap With Everything Iconic’s Danny Pellegrino

first_imgClare and Dale later revealed that they are house hunting in her native Sacramento, California. Tayshia, meanwhile, took over for the hairstylist at the end of Thursday’s episode. Fans will see her meet Clare’s remaining suitors — and some new faces — on the Tuesday, November 10, episode of The Bachelorette.For a complete breakdown of Thursday’s episode and more behind-the-scenes scoop, listen to Us Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast. “The icing on the cake, hands down, was ‘pineapple,’” Dale said on the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast after Thursday’s episode, explaining that Clare told him a story about her and her friend using the fruit as a code word.“Her and her friend, when she was getting a little bit of anxiety, they would have a password to basically say, ‘Get me out of here, help me,’” Dale said. “So she told me the story and then I go, ‘Oh, pineapple?’ And she goes, ‘What? Who told you? Who told you?’ I guessed the password. The password was ‘pineapple’ that her and her friend used to have as a safety word to save me or I’m, like, spinning out. And I guessed it! And we were freaking out!”Clare revealed that she called her BFF to double-check that their password was pineapple.- Advertisement – “In my interview that night — on camera — I called my best friend and I was like, ‘W]hat was the original password?’ And she was like, ‘Pineapple. Why?’ And I was like, ‘He knew it!” she exclaimed.Dale added, “That was really the moment where it was like, ‘OK, this is getting weird.’”- Advertisement – Will Clare Crawley and Dale Moss’ whirlwind romance stand the test of time? When did the Bachelorette season 16 couple know they were in love? And when did Tayshia Adams arrive at La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs? “Everything Iconic With Danny Pellegrino” podcast host Danny Pellegrino joined Us Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast to explore all of Bachelor Nation’s burning questions after the Thursday, November 5, episode of The Bachelorette.During Thursday’s episode, fans watched Clare, 39, and Dale, 32, get engaged after she dumped the remaining 16 contestants because she was so in love with the former football player. Dale since revealed that he knew he found The One during their one-on-one time on the October 27 episode.Bachelorette Clare Crawley Dale Moss Reveal Unseen Moment They Fell LoveTayshia Adams, Dale Moss and Clare Crawley. ABC/Craig Sjodin (2)- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Novatek secures Bukharinskiy license for another LNG project

first_imgRussian oil and gas company Novatek has secured the rights to explore the Bukharinskiy license through its Arctic LNG 1 unit.Illustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Novatek)Novatek said last week that Arctic LNG 1 won on the auction for geological survey, exploration and production license for the Bukharinskiy subsoil license area located on the Gydan Peninsula and partly in the shallow waters of the Ob and Taz bays in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region.The Bukharinskiy license area has estimated hydrocarbon resources of 1,190 billion cubic meters of natural gas and 74 million tons of liquids, or 8.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent, according to the Russian resource classification system.According to Novatek, the license term is 27 years and the auction resulted in one-time payment for the subsoil use of 2.35 billion Russian Rubles ($38 million).The new license area borders Novatek’s Soletsko-Khanaveyskoye field and the Trekhbugorniy license area on the Gydan Peninsula, and allows Novatek to increase the resource base for the next LNG project similar to Arctic LNG 2, with liquefaction trains to be located at the Utrenniy terminal.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Qatar 2022 World Cup’s match schedule confirmed

first_imgThe Qatar 2022’s compact nature, with no air travel needed to move between the venues, will allow organisers to optimise specific match demands for the benefit and comfort of fans, teams and media.******XINHUAShare on: WhatsApp Doha, Qatar | XINHUA | The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has unveiled its match schedule on Wednesday, as the hosts will kick off the tournament at Al Bayt Stadium on November 21, 2022 at 13:00 local time.During the 12-day group stage, there will be four matches per day that are set for 13:00, 16:00, 19:00 and 22:00 local time except in the final round, which is unprecedented in the FIFA World Cup history.Starting from December 3, the matches in knockout-stage will kick off at 18:00 and 22:00. The play-off for third place on December 17 is set to kick off at Khalifa International Stadium at 18:00, while the final is scheduled one day later at 18:00 at Lusail Stadium.However, there may still be some changes. According to FIFA’s website, the possibility that providing a more beneficial kick off time will be furtherly discussed after the group fixtures’ final draw that is currently being planned for after the March 2022 international match calendar qualifying window.last_img read more

Organizers say Jamaica qualified for Sochi Games

first_imgThe 1993 film ‘Cool Runnings’ (AP Photo/File)The Jamaican bobsled team may be headed to another Olympics.The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast.Olympic organizers said Saturday that Jamaica has qualified for the two-man competition at next month’s Sochi Games, though it remains unclear if the fledgling squad will get a chance to race. Funding is a serious problem and sled driver Winston Watts told The Associated Press on Saturday that he’s trying to raise as much as $80,000 in the next couple weeks to cover travel and equipment costs.“Right now,” Watts said, “we’re at zero.”They are certainly among the world’s most storied bobsled teams, and that has little to do with results. Jamaica first competed in Olympic bobsledding in 1988 at the Calgary Games, a story that inspired the “Cool Runnings” film. For a nation lacking bobsled tradition, or snowy winters, Jamaica has often fared quite well on the international circuits.It’s been 12 years since Jamaica has had a sled in the Olympics, with Watts finishing 28th at the Salt Lake City Games with Lascelles Brown — now a key part of Canada’s national team. Brown won a medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games, one where the Jamaicans were hoping to compete but were again thwarted by funding issues.Still, the 46-year-old Watts — who called himself “retired” from sliding for nearly a decade — has held on to hope of sliding again on the sport’s biggest stage.“We’re pretty good,” Watts said. “We’re not there with the rest of the world, of course. But we if had some more sources for funding, we’d have a better chance.”He started the season thinking he could get a four-man sled ready for Sochi, before quickly realizing that was too expensive. His focus then shifted to the two-man sled and by racing in a number of lower-tier events at tracks in Park City, Lake Placid and Calgary in recent months, Watts and brakeman Marvin Dixon piled up enough points to get into the Olympic mix.Sochi officials tweeted word Saturday that the Jamaicans were in, but the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation — the sport’s governing body — is not expected to confirm before Sunday at the earliest how many nations qualified for the Olympic fields.Watts said he’s confident that Jamaica is qualified.“I’m not a person who likes to quit,” Watts said. “I put my heart into it and I know for a fact that people are going to help this team.”last_img read more

Big Bivalves Await Diggers at Upcoming Razor Clam Dig

first_imgFacebook71Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifePlenty of fat clams await diggers who turn out for the next razor clam dig, set to run Feb. 26 through March 3 on various ocean beaches.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.As in previous openings, all digs are scheduled on evening tides. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon.Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, said razor clams sampled in recent days are noticeably heavier than those tested earlier in the season.“With all the plankton in the water, the clams seem to be “fattening” up earlier than usual,” Ayres said. “Those clams will make for some tasty meals after the next opening.”The upcoming dig is scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides:Feb. 26, Wednesday, 4:15 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin HarborsFeb. 27, Thursday, 5:04 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, MocrocksFeb. 28, Friday, 5:49 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, MocrocksMarch 1, Saturday, 6:32 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks, CopalisMarch 2, Sunday, 7:13 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, MocrocksMarch 3, Monday, 7:53 p.m.; +0.3 feet; Twin HarborsAyres noted that the beaches open for the greatest number of days are those with the most clams still available for harvest.Under state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2013-14 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.For updates on upcoming digs, see WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.last_img read more

7 Boy Scouts in Cobra Patrol Earn Eagle Scout Honor

first_imgFacebook458Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Troop 222On April 1, seven young men from Boy Scouts Troop 222 will be presented with scouting’s highest honor, the rank of Eagle Scout.The Cobra Patrol started in March 2010 and has worked as a team to help each other through their advancements.  Over the past year they all have successfully completed their eagle project which benefited several organizations in the greater Thurston County area.Between the seven Eagle Scouts, they have accomplished:246 merit badges770 nights camping1,000+ miles hiking1,276 community service hours1,479 Eagle Project total service hoursOf the young men who join Boy Scouts, only 4% nationwide achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.  It’s even more rare for an entire patrol to attain this goal.The Cobra Patrol is comprised of Andrew Quebedeaux, Joseph Coon, Matthew Evans, Matthew Desy, Anthony Tulloch, Matthew Lamfers and Andrew Panush. All seven of these young men have shown the highest character, leadership ability, citizenship and Scout spirit.last_img read more

UPDATE: 2013 Fat Tire Festival Results

first_imgThe 2013 Fat Tire Festival results are inKootenay Krawl 5 and under:  Rosco Dupont 6-8 year olds:  Lauren Bridge 9-13 year olds:  Oso Punchard “Grown-ups”:  Travis HauckLast Wheelie Standing DudeDouble Up Cross Country Race Sane 100+:  “Slow and Easy”  Brent and Rose Watkinson Sane Over/Under:  1st:  (no team name)  Chantal Dery and Yael Oosthuizen                             2nd:  “I’ll kill you if those are my socks”  Blair and Jordan Weston                             3rd:  “Dust Bunnies”  Jim Jamieson and Oso Punchard                             4th:  “Bunny Hop Fantastic”  Jeanie Dwyer, Neeva Marchal, Macy Weston Insane Open Mixed:  “Thunderqueen  and Wonderboy”  Maya Grosch and Dude Insane Open  Women:  “Hucks R Us”  Jessica DeMars and Doris Hausleitner Insane Open Men:  1st:  “NRG” Ronnie Haws and Mike Seniuk                             2nd:  “Falcon Fliers”  Mike Hood and Remi                             3rd:  “Pulled Pork”  Mark Weigeldt and Jeremy Major                             4th:  “Home Alone”  Dylan Henderson and Chris George                             5th:  “Jamaican Christmas”  Anthony Maley & Liam Maley                             6th:  “400 lbs of meat”  Charles Arnold and Mark Crowe                             7th:  “Cheetah Power”  Jackson Giroux (SOLO!) Insane Open 80+  Mixed:  1st:  “Peddle, Dang It!”  Sue and Kelly Robertson                                         2nd:  (no team name)  Candace English and Rudy                                         3rd:  “Sollidos”  Allison Lutz and Eric Sollid                                         4th:  “Diamond Duo” Con & Martine Diamond Insane 80+  Men:  1st:  “Whiskey”  Randy Lall and Graeme Marshall                             2nd:  “Yes We Can!”  Lucas Meyers and Joel McBurney                             3rd:  “Harold Street”  CP Walsh and Marc ThibaultKids X-C 2-3 Girls:  1st Nya, 2nd Katie, 3rd Ella 2-3 Boys:  1st Ronan, 2nd Hugo, 3rd Lee 4-5 Girls:  1st Gabi, 2nd Molly, 3rd Jersey 4 Boys:  1st Jace, 2nd Henry, 3rd Liam 5 boys:  1st Rosco, 2nd Marcus, 3rd Jordan 6-7 Girls:  1st Isla, 2nd Maya, 3rd Anouk 8 Girls:  1st tula, 2nd Sarah, 3rd Neeva/Imogen (tie) 6-7 Boys:  1st Kai, 2nd Jacob, 3rd Wyatt 8 Boys:  1st Dylan, 2nd , 3rd Xxavier 9-12 Girls:  1st Jordan, 1st Lauren 9-12 Boys:  1st Yael, 2nd Nate, 3rd TheoDownhill Under 13 Girls:    1st:  Neeva Marechal                           2nd:  Imogen Maley                           3rd:  Jordan Weston                           4th:  Macy Weston                           5th:  Angelica Ross                           6th:  Sarah Robertson Under 13 Boys:  1st:  Nate Atkins                          2nd:  Arlo Henderson                          3rd:  Sam Fisher                         4th:  Yael Oosthuizen                         5th:  Coda Punchard                         6th:  Seth Oosthuizen                         7th:  Wyatt Atkins 13-15 Boys:        1st:  Benoit Thibault                           2nd:  Joel Aubert 16-18 Boys:     1st:  Lewis Seagram                        2nd:  Sky Dunn Saavis                       3rd:  Conrad Wekwert                       4th:  Elijah Cogswell Open Women:  1st:  Jeannie Dwyer                         2nd:  Candace English                         3rd:  Kerry Greenley                         4th:  Oso Punchard Open Men:    1st:  Dilon Standidge                     2nd:  Alex Volokhov                     3rd:  Nigel                     4th:  Francois Everybody loves a Parade!The Fat Tire Festival 2013 kicked off in grand spirits Friday evening as cyclists took to the new Kootenay Co-op parking lot on Baker Street to participate in the annual parade through the downtown core.Cyclists from all ages groups bought out the two wheelers for the annual parade.The parade traditionall kicks off the Fat Tire Fest weekend.Saturday events were planned before the final races of the weekend, Sunday at the former Morning Mountain Ski Hill.last_img read more

Kackley joins Farm Bureau staff

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Andrea Kackley has been named organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau in Morgan, Muskingum, Perry and Washington Counties. She will work with the county Farm Bureaus to address issues important to members and their communities.Kackley is a native of Guernsey County where she participated in 4-H and FFA. She graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in agribusiness and applied economics. While at Ohio State, she was an undergrad research assistant with the Farm Income Enhancement Program. Prior to joining Farm Bureau, Kackley was a legal analyst for Kohrman, Jackson and Krantz. She is a member of the Columbus Young Professionals Club and Mt. Zion Lutheran Church.Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at ofbf.org.last_img read more

NRC a botched-up exercise: Mamata Banerjee

first_imgDescribing the National Register of Citizens in Assam as a “botched up exercise”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that those who tried to extract political mileage out of it will have to answer the nation. She also said that the exercise was guided by “ulterior motive rather than good of society and larger interest of nation”.“The NRC fiasco has exposed all those who tried to take political mileage out of it. They have a lot to answer to the nation. This is what happens when an act is guided by an ulterior motive rather than the good of the society and the larger interest of the nation,” she tweeted.Earlier in the day, the final list of NRC in Assam was published in which 19 lakh people were excluded. The Trinamool Congress chairperson has been one of the most vocal critics of the exercise and had even sent a team of her party MPs to take stock of the situation in Assam.“My heart goes out to all those, especially the large number of Bengali-speaking brothers and sisters, who are made to suffer because of this botched-up process,” she added.Ms. Banerjee had during the campaign described NRC as a conspiracy against Bengali speaking people.Meanwhile, State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said that the BJP will start a similar exercise in West Bengal if voted to power in the state.last_img read more