Cargill has appointed a new managing director of chocolate for its Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEA) cocoa and chocolate business.Inge Demeyere, who joined the business in 2009, has now filled the role as managing director of chocolate. She described it as an ‘exciting time’ to be overseeing chocolate.Demeyere said: “This is an exciting time to become the new managing director, chocolate, because not only are we experiencing strong cocoa, sugar and dairy market volatility, but at the same time we are also growing the business, by expanding our facilities in Rouen, Berlin and Mouscron. I look forward to taking on this role, to working to develop an even deeper knowledge of our customers’ needs so we can add even more value and innovation.”Jos de Loor, president of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate said: “Inge brings to her new role a broad knowledge of the cocoa and chocolate business, with her experience in supply chain, pricing and risk management. This knowledge, allied to our R&D expertise, will meet our customers’ need to differentiate their products and make them stand out from the crowd.” read more
The National Skills Academy for Food and Drink is calling for industry-wide opinions on the new apprenticeship standards, called Trailblazers. The Trailblazer consultation aims to get the industry’s view on the first draft of new apprenticeship guidelines. The Bakery Trailblazer will aim to set an industry standard qualification for all bakers, in the craft, plant and retail sector.The consultation period is from 1 April to 28 April 2015, and a survey can be filled out online here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BakeryTB15George Fuller, owner of Fullers Bakery and chairman of the Food & Drink Bakery Trailblazer, has called for bakers to take the opportunity to put their stamp on training.He said: “The reason we feel we have to consult is because it is so fundamental; we are stripping right back to the beginning.“We are trying to establish a standard that is recognised across the industry, irrespective of which particular discipline you are in. We are trying to canvass a big cross-section of the industry and it is imperative they give us some feedback.”Fuller said the consultation was out there to ensure the industry had its own say on how its own members were trained, but he was confident the current Trailblazer guidelines would be well received.He explained: “The standard has been devised by industry people already – it is not devised by anyone other than people actively involved in day-to-day baking. If people want to dramatically change it, I will be very shocked.”The bakery Trailblazer board is made up of members from craft, plant and in-store bakery. The Trailblazer initiative, which is active across all industries, is designed to ensure the standard of apprenticeships meets employer needs and results in apprentices who are fully competent in their role on completion. read more
It’s essentially “Christmas In L.A.” right now, as Vulfpeck is in the midst of a two-night run at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, CA. Hailing from Ann Arbor, MI, the members of Vulfpeck live in the LA area, and the two-night run is something of a celebration for the group.The band got down with some choice cover and original tunes, even welcoming vocalist Antwaun Stanley out to perform “1612.” Watch that video below.You can also see them playing “Christmas In L.A.,” in L.A., below.Vulfpeck returns to the Teragram Ballroom tonight, June 23rd, to complete their exciting two night stand. read more
Your daily news update for January 30th, the day Peter Leko became the world’s youngest-ever grand master in chess.Name That Creek!Wouldn’t it be neat to have a waterway named after your great great great Uncle Walter Raleigh III or your pet Shnookums? For so long, I’ve always wondered how rivers and creeks got their names. Now, I know. Kinda.Enter RiverLink, an Asheville-based group devoted to economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries. Founded in 1987 out of a need for rezoning and renewing the French Broad riverfront, RiverLink helps promote the local waterways’ public access and recreational opportunities as well as the issues surrounding water quality. RiverLink also helps name previously unknown streams and creeks that feed into the French Broad watershed, an ongoing program called Name That Creek.RiverLink is asking the community for suggestions on what to name the creek that runs through Westwood Place in East West Asheville, N.C. The stream runs through the neighborhood and into the New Belgium Brewing site on Craven Street.Think you have a killer name for the creek? Check out RiverLink’s form on their website or email suggestions to [email protected] on the Chemical Spill in West VirginiaOver 300,000 West Virginia residents are left without clean water this month thanks to a Freedom Industries tank that leaked coal-processing chemicals into the Elk River on January 9th. Initially, Freedom Industries reported that only 7,500 gallons of the chemical 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (also known as MCHM) were released, but last week the company changed that number to 10,000 gallons and admitted to a second chemical’s presence, a mixture of polyglycol ethers known as PPH.On Tuesday, three U.S. senators met in Washington, D.C., to introduce legislation that would prevent locals from dealing with contaminated drinking water in the future. The legislation would require proper inspection of factories by state officials and would put into place effective disaster response procedures for any future incidents. This legislation will hopefully serve as a solid foundation for holding coal companies in the state accountable for their environmental impact. However, with the recent news of Freedom Industries claiming bankruptcy and having their assets claimed by the newly created Mountaineer Financing LLC, it appears that Freedom Industries is trying to avoid taking any financial or ethical responsibility for the spill (see video for details).Although the ban on tap water was lifted as of January 18th, officials still discourage pregnant women from drinking the local water and have adopted a “drink at your own risk” rule. Local businesses, schools, and private residences are still experiencing unpleasant aromas and discoloration in the water, and many have continued to boil water for bathing and cleaning purposes while using bottled water for drinking and cooking.West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has called for the Freedom Industries storage facility to be torn down, and for a full remediation of the site.Bell Built Trail Building Contest LaunchedHave an idea for a trail system on the East? Maybe you think your town needs a pump track or a bike park, maybe some gravity singletrack or flowing trails for all levels. Whatever and wherever you want it, Bell Helmets and IMBA have a solution for you.From January 13 until February 28, Bell will be accepting applications for bike-specific projects, selecting twelve finalists from across the United States. Finalists will then be asked to submit photo, video, and graphics to help promote their project. Fellow mountain bikers and members of the outdoor community will then have the opportunity to vote for their project of choice, culminating in the selection of three winners, one from each region (West Coast, Central and East Coast). Bell Helmets will grant $100,000 in technical assistance to fund the three projects to completion.Are your wheels a-turnin’? What do you have to lose? It’s a win-win situation. Even if your project doesn’t get selected, the mountain biking community walks away with three new trail systems across the States, and that’s good for everyone. Check out the rules and application form here. read more
The Institute for Tourism for the needs of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Board conducted a TOMAS Summer 2017 survey on the attitudes and consumption of tourists for the entire county.The survey was conducted in Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Korcula, Orebic, Ston and Mlini at 673 in the period from July to October 2017. The data show that the average age of tourists in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County is 42,5 years and is on average one year older than 2014 year when the research was last conducted. Thus, 51 percent of tourists are aged 30 to 49, 31% are older than 50 and one fifth (18%) are tourists under 30. The data show an increase in guests in the 50+ group.On the other hand, 18% of guests with a monthly income of 2.000 euros, 45% between 2.000 and 3.000 euros and 37% above 3.000 euros a month income comes to the Dubrovnik – Neretva County. Also, there was an increase in arrivals only with a partner (from 41% to 54%), less arrivals in the family circle (from 44% to 29%). The main reasons for coming to Dubrovnik-Neretva County are passive rest and relaxation, gastronomy and cultural sights and events. The plane is logically the main means of transport, and 45% of tourists use the services of low-cost airlines.It is interesting to note that there has been a large increase in the use of travel agency services when booking accommodation (from 48% to 72%). On the other hand, 66% of guests go on self-organized excursions, while only 19% of guests go on excursions organized through tourism. And the most important is the tourist consumption, which in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County is higher by about 35 Euros than the average in Croatia and amounts to 113 euros. Half of that goes to accommodation, then to food and drink and shopping. The highest consumption is generated by tourists from America, Great Britain and Scandinavia.Last year, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County achieved a record year and changed its visual identityIn 2017, 1.915.890 arrivals were registered in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, with 8.328.181 overnight stays. Compared to 2016, arrivals increased by 15% and overnight stays increased by 12%. Since the beginning of the year, the largest number of overnight stays was realized by tourists from the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Croatia, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the United States.Study the entire TOMAS SUMMER 2017 survey on the attitudes and consumption of tourists in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County well below in the attachment.Attachment: Tomas Summer 2017 Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia / Research results for Dubrovnik-Neretva CountyRelated news:NEW VISUAL IDENTITY OF DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY COUNTY PRESENTEDRECORD TOURIST YEAR IN DUBROVNIK AND DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY read more
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The Liberia Women Media Action Committee Incorporated (LIWOMAC), in partnership with United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), on Friday completed a week-long thematic seminar for journalists on women and children in post Ebola recovery.“This is LIWOMAC’s way of ensuring that journalists are educated about issues affecting women and children, especially in the rural parts of the country, particularly during the post Ebola Liberia,” said T. Estella Nelson, president of LIWOMAC.She emphasized the need for journalists to create the passion of reporting on issues affecting women and children, who have cardinal roles in Liberia’s development. The training highlighted a series of topics relative to women and children’s rights in the context of development and policy-making, including the post-Ebola response plan by government and how it highlights women issues.The training also focused on instruments adopted by local and international organizations to eliminate discrimination against women in protecting women and children rights, including inheritance law, African Chapter on Human and People’s Rights, rape law, Liberia National Gender Policy and Liberia National Action Plan on 1325 as well as domestic relations law.One of the facilitators, Izetta Nagbe-Toukulon, said despite the fact that international laws guarantee women and men equal rights in the employments of all rights, women and girls continue to face inequality in virtually everything in our society, especially in Liberia.She said women in Liberia have being considered as care takers since the founding of the country; something she said was contributing to parents sending their boys children to school and leaving the girls at home.“Women are faced with many challenges journalists have not been able to report clearly on some of those issues so that government and partners could address and cement them. There is a need to look at women issues from a broader prospective and begin reporting on issues affecting them in their homes and communities,” Madam Nagbe-Tuokolon urged journalists. Phase-one of the training brought together journalists from parts of the 15 counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
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