Vegan baker retains national accolade

first_imgLeicestershire baker Michelle Orme has retained her ‘Best Vegan Bakery’ title at the annual Vegfest UK awards in London at the weekend (Saturday 22 October).Orme, who runs her charity-focused cruelty-free business The Vegan Cakery from her home in Fleckney, has won the accolade for the second year in a row and received her award from actor, and fellow vegan, Peter Egan.The Vegan Cakery’s triumph at the weekend means the business has picked up a total of five national awards since 2013.Orme commented: “It’s such a fantastic feeling to win the Best Vegan Bakery award again at Vegfest UK, I’m so grateful to all of the people who voted for me and I can’t express what it means.“I put my heart and soul into everything I do with The Vegan Cakery, whether it’s the baking, the packaging, marketing or administration, and it’s absolutely amazing to have that acknowledged by so many wonderful customers and supporters from across the UK and beyond.”The baker set up her business in 2012, and has won honours such as the ‘Best Vegan Company’ at the 2013 UK Vegan awards and collected two accolades at last year’s Vegfest awards.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Newsies Sets Big Screen Dates & More

first_img View Comments Jeremy Jordan in ‘Newsies'(Photo: Deen van Meer) The Book of Mormon Is Going VinylHow could you say “turn it off” to this? The Book of Mormon will release its Grammy-winning cast recording on vinyl this month. The deluxe set, featuring a double LP on gold records, will be available online and at Barnes & Noble beginning November 18 for six months before a wide release.David Tennant Gets Two New Co-StarsU.K. stage alums Adrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger will join the previously announced David Tennant for Don Juan in Soho in the West End. Performances will begin on March 17, 2017 at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre, where it is set to open on March 28 and run through June 10. Scarborough and Grainger will play Stan and Louis, respectively, in the Patrick Marber-helmed production.Kenneth Lonergan Set for Manchester TalkbacksManchester by the Sea, starring Broadway alum and Emmy winner Kyle Chandler and recent Tony nominee Michelle Williams, opens in select movie theaters on November 18. Following the opening night screening at 7PM at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the November 19 7PM and 8PM screenings at the Angelika Film Center in New York, Oscar-nominated screenwriter and playwright Kenneth Lonergan will participate in a Q&A with Casey Afleck and Lucas Hudges.The Muny Announces New SeasonThe Muny is just shy of celebrating its 100th season in St. Louis, and the famed outdoor venue has a roster of hits lined up for its final year before the centennial celebration. The summer 2017 season will include Jesus Christ Superstar (June 12 – 18), The Little Mermaid (June 20 – 29), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (July 5 –11), All Shook Up (July 13 –19), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (July 21 –27), A Chorus Line (July 29 – August 4) and Newsies (August 7 –13). Casting will be announced at a later date.P.S. Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris shows off his diabolical side in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Check out the trailer below. The creepy comedy series, which also features Tony nominee K. Todd Freeman, premieres on Friday the 13th (when else) of January 2017.center_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Newsies Sets Theatrical Release DatesMark your calendars, because February will be the time to seize the day in movie theaters. The filmed performance of Newsies, presented by Fathom Events, will play cinemas on February 16, 18 and 22 of next year. As previously reported, original cast members Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser and Andrew Keenan-Bolger returned to the Disney musical on September 11 when cameras captured a performance of the national tour in L.A. The world will know…in just a few months!Kenny Leon Garners ‘Mr. Abbott’ AwardTony winner and Hairspray Live! director Kenny Leon will receive the 2016-2017 “Mr. Abbott” Award from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. Leon, whose Broadway credits include directing the Tony-winning revivals of A Raisin in the Sun and Fences as well as The Mountaintop, Stick Fly, Gem of the Ocean, Radio Golf and Holler if Ya Hear Me will be honored at a gala benefit on March 27, 2017 at Espace.Go Ga Ga Over Pasek & Paul’s La La Song Dear Evan Hansen composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul have gone Hollywood, penning songs for the upcoming movie musical La La Land. The trailer alone has already dazzled us, but have a listen at their song “City of Stars,” performed by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. The film premieres on December 9.last_img read more

Wood Mackenzie estimates 680GW of new wind power will come online by 2027

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ReNews:Over 680GW of new wind power capacity will come online in the next 10 years, with the offshore market accounting for nearly 40%, according to a new report from consultancy Wood Mackenzie Power & RenewablesThe ‘Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update: Q4 2018’ report said the overall figure is up 2% on its last forecast in the third quarter update. Wood Mackenzie said most of the upgrades will be in the medium term boosting average annual increases by 2.7GW between 2020 and 2023.Wood Mackenzie director of Americas power & renewables research and lead author of the report Luke Lewandowski said: “With 16GW of offshore wind power capacity installed in Europe by the end of 2018 and more than 47GW expected to come online in the region from 2018 to 2027, the European offshore sector continues to be a focal point of growth for the wind power industry.The report added that favourable announcements from the governments of Japan and South Korea resulted in a more than 1.5GW upgrade quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) on its projections. By the end of the consultancy’s 10-year outlook, the two countries will each have an installed offshore base of more than 2GW.“A significant rate of growth, considering that neither country has more than 100MW of offshore wind power capacity installed today,” Wood Mackenzie said.The company also upgraded its outlook for the US offshore market. “Attractive price signals are expected to motivate an increase in state-level procurement activity from both pioneering states, such as Massachusetts and New York, as well as new entrants over the long-term, such as California and Delaware,” said Lewandowski. The upgrade will increase installed offshore capacity in the US to approximately 10GW by the end of 2027, representing 15% of all new capacity over the 10-year outlook, the report said.More: Offshore helping ‘drive 680GW global wind growth’ Wood Mackenzie estimates 680GW of new wind power will come online by 2027last_img read more

Tina Marie Shields

first_imgTina Marie Shields, 48 of Holton passed away at her home on Wednesday February 24, 2016. Tina was born April 10, 1967 in Cincinnati the daughter of Robert and Judith Mead. She was married to Gilbert Shields who survives. She is also survived by sons Shane Mead of Dayton, and Rollan Mead of Harrison, daughters Amy McNutt of Milan, Joneatha Boggs of Campsville, Ky; stepdaughter Janet Shields of Miamitown, Ohio, brother Scott Mead of Colorado, 12 Grandchildren. She loved rock and roll and watching football.A memorial service for Tina will be held at 4PM Thursday March 3, at the Milan Christian Church, 631 E. Carr St, Milan with Pastor Matt Miller officiating. Memorials may be given to the funeral home to help defray expenses. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan handling arrangements, PO Box 243, Milan, In. 47031, (812)654-2141. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message.last_img read more

All Vessel Registrations Expire Annually on June 30

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by the Thurston County AuditorRenew online and avoid long wait times and lines.Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall reminds vessel owners that all vessel registrations expire each year on June 30, and the state Department of Licensing no longer mails registration renewal notices. Vessel owners are encouraged to renew online at dol.wa.gov to avoid the hassle of wait times and lines at licensing offices.“You don’t need to wait to renew your vessel license. I encourage people to renew as early as possible if they are doing it in-person,” says Hall.Vessel owners can also renew in person at the Thurston County Auditor’s Office located in Olympia at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Building 1, Room 106. Owners will need their vessel’s registration (WN) number. The Thurston County Auditor’s Office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information about vessel registration at the Auditor’s Office, call (360) 786-5406 or go to www.co.thurston.wa.us/auditor and click on the “Licensing” tab.Thurston County also has subagents who can process vessel registration renewals at eight convenient locations throughout the county. For information about subagent hours and locations go to the state Department of Licensing website at dol.wa.gov.last_img read more

Javelin Upsets Early Man Timeline

first_img(Visited 48 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A well-crafted spear point for a javelin is dated way too early for the current evolutionary timeline.National Geographic announced the find in Ethiopia with a picture of a nicely carved spear point dated at 280,000 years in the evolutionary scheme.  That’s 200,000 years older than the date they were thought to first be made by modern humans.  According to the standard story, modern humans were not even around that long ago.These javelins are some 200,000 years older than previous examples of similar weapons, suggesting that modern humans and their extinct relatives had the know-how to create these sorts of complex thrown projectiles much earlier than often thought….The oldest artifacts at the site are roughly 279,000 years old. In comparison, the earliest known fossils of Homo sapiens, previously discovered at sites elsewhere in Ethiopia, are about 200,000 years old.The spear point shown is not an isolated artifact.  The research team from UC Berkeley found 141 such implements.  Human ancestors of that age were only thought to be capable of thrusting and clubbing.  By analyzing cracks in the obsidian, researchers were able to infer that the spear points  were thrown at the maximum speed possible.  “Such weapons are considered signs of complex behavior and were pivotal to the spread of modern humans.”To rescue the evolutionary story, paleoanthropologists are having to posit that “certain behavioral traits that are considered complex and mostly only the domains of anatomically modern humans—such as the capacity to make and use projectiles … had earlier roots and were present in populations ancestral to Homo sapiens.”  Yet this pushes the evolution of complex brains able to design, make, test and use these weapons effectively further back as well – leaving little more for evolution to do for nearly 300,000 years.  If these people were that smart, what kept them from getting civilized for so long?Evolutionists are wondering who the designers were – Homo heidelbergensis, perhaps?  Onlooker John Shea suggested the technology might go even farther back.  “This is just the oldest example we have so far of this technology—it doesn’t mean that this is where it first evolved.”  There’s a conundrum: the evolution of intelligent design.Paleoanthropology has more falsifications than you can shake a spear at.  Next they’ll be discovering the Heidelberg Man version of Shakespeare.  That will be the new script: baby pigs evolved into Hamlet.  They should be shuddering at this midsummer dream’s nightmare.  (It is midsummer in Africa, you know, but a winter’s tale up north.)  Instead, they think all’s well that ends badly, and any criticisms are much ado about nothing.  But what could be king-lear than admitting you’re wrong?  As you like it, they’d rather engage in the shaming of the true than admit their comedy of errors.  A tempest in a teapot, they respond dismissively, as if sneezing off their critics.  But to sneeze or not to sneeze, that is congestion.  Having taken our pound of flesh, measure for measure, we’ll require no further pun-itive damages.  Happy Thanksgiving, Americans!  Go comet-watching this weekend.  Is there ice on ISON?last_img read more

Motlanthe firm on government policy

first_img“These policies are the property of a collective; they do not belong to any one individual,” Motlanthe told Members of Parliament, adding: “Mine is not the desire to deviate from what is working. It is not for me to reinvent policy, nor do I intend to reshape either Cabinet or the public service. South Africa’s government will continue to implement its policies unchanged, says President-elect Kgalema Motlanthe. These policies were clear, he said, and were based on the 2004 manifesto of the African National Congress (ANC), enhanced by the decisions of both the ANC’s policy conference as well as its 52nd National Conference held in Polokwane in December. Parliament on Thursday elected Motlanthe President of South Africa, a position he will hold until the country’s next elections in 2009. Thabo Mbeki resigned as President on Sunday after being asked to do so by the national executive committee of the African National Congress (ANC). “We are able to make such pronouncements with neither hesitation nor doubt, precisely because the policies we are charged to implement are the policies of the African National Congress.” Delivering his acceptance speech in Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday after being elected and sworn in as President of the South Africa, Motlanthe said the government’s policies were the product of an extensive consultation and decision-making process. Source: BuaNews On the contrary, the 59-year-old President said, the pace of implementation would only quicken and the fulfilment of the government’s mandate only draw closer under his leadership. 26 September 2008 As the country stood poised to make further advances towards a better life for all its citizens, it was “as important as ever that we retain our faith in the resilience of our constitutional order and the vibrancy of our democracy. Although there were still challenges, he said, South Africa had both the will and the means to rise above these. “We therefore stand here to send out a message that government remains on course to deliver on its commitments to the poor.” “We will not allow the work of government to be interrupted … We will not allow the stability of our democratic order to be compromised. And we will not allow the confidence that our people have in the ability of the state to respond to their needs to be undermined.”last_img read more

Meet the Presenter: Rosanne Rust MS, RDN Incorporating DASH Diet Principles into Everyday Living

first_imgby Lauren Sweeney MS, RDN Rosanne is owner of Rust Nutrition Services and provides nutrition communication services to the food industry and science-based medicine organizations. She helps consumers turn confusion into clarity, and mistrust into confidence. A researcher and writer at heart, Rosanne created her blog, Chew the Facts™ to help consumers decipher nutrition fact from myth, so they can relax and enjoy eating for better health. She’s co-authored several books, including topics related to the DASH diet, glycemic index, and calorie counting. A wife and mother of 3 sons, Rosanne practices what she preaches: A well-balanced life, that includes food and beverage splurges, along with an active lifestyle that includes jogging, walking, weight lifting, yoga, bike riding, golf, kayaking, hiking, boating, skiing, reading, traveling, and of course, good food shared with family and friends. Follow her on social media (@rustnutrition on Twitter or @chewthefacts on Instagram) or contact her at her website http://www.rustnutrition.com.Remember to RSVP for INCORPORATING DASH DIET PRINCIPLES INTO EVERYDAY LIVING Oct 9 at 11:00 am ET.  Dietitians earn 1.0 CPEUlast_img read more