Garlic gets a snack attack

first_imgBlack garlic is the latest health-giving product set to take the snacking and ingredients markets by storm. The garlic is aged and fermented in a process that turns its bitter white cloves into soft, sweet, black segments, which are completely odourless. The resulting sweet chewy pieces can be snacked on, as well as cooked, and maintain all of garlic’s health benefits.The product will be available in peeled segments and bulbs, as well as in paste, juice and powder form. read more

If you want to shop at Martin’s you’ll have to wear a mask

first_img Twitter (Source: License: Martin’s Super Markets is now requiring customers and associates wear face masks or face coverings, with exception to people who have a medical condition which prohibits them from doing so.According to a statement from Martin’s parent company, they are also requiring masks for workers at their distribution center and service center workers, truck drivers and vendors who enter their stores.The mask rule will be in effect until they are notified it is no longer necessary.Below is the full release:To our family of valued store guests,There is no doubt that COVID-19 has brought tremendous change to our lives, and yet each day we see the resiliency of our associates, store guests and other essential workers answering the call to meet our communities’ collective needs. For some, this means serving on the front lines. For others, providing behind-the-scenes services to keep our communities running. For all, it is following prevention, social distancing and safety measures to help contain the spread of the virus.This week, we are asking for your continued support to ensure the safety of the communities where we live, work and serve.Beginning April 27, we are requiring our store guests and associates wear face masks or face coverings while in our retail stores, unless they have a medical condition which prohibits them from doing so. We are also requiring these measures for all our distribution center and service center associates, truck drivers and vendors who enter our facilities. This requirement will remain in effect until we are notified by officials that such precautions are no longer necessary.For several weeks, SpartanNash has been encouraging our associates to wear face coverings as well as conducting daily onsite health screenings at all locations to ensure associates are symptom-free as they begin their workday or shift. Going forward, during the health screening, associates will have the opportunity to receive their company-provided facemask or update the health screener that they have their own face mask/covering.We recognize this change may be difficult for some, but we trust our store guests and associates will do the right thing out of the safety and best interest for all.It is impossible to fully express the depth of my gratitude and how proud I am for the commitment everyone is making during these most uncertain and unprecedented times.For more than 100 years, our company has been a trusted provider of grocery products,and we take this responsibility very seriously.I have no doubt that we will prevail together throughout this pandemic.Thank you for your continued trust in our company.Dennis EidsonInterim President and CEOA full list of SpartanNash COVID-19 initiatives is listed on Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By Carl Stutsman – April 28, 2020 5 645 Facebook If you want to shop at Martin’s you’ll have to wear a mask CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Previous articleUPDATE: INDOT cancels Thursday’s virtual career fairNext articleTuesday’s new COVID-19 numbers released Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

British Bakels promotes Hayley Calthorpe to MD

first_imgBakery ingredients manufacturer British Bakels has appointed Hayley Calthorpe as managing director.The appointment comes as part of a planned succession for former MD Paul Morrow, who sits on the executive board of directors for the Bakels Group and has now taken the role of chairman.Calthorpe has over 22 years’ experience within the food manufacturing industry, having held roles at companies including Kerry, Dairy Crest, PepsiCo and Samworth Brothers. She joined British Bakels in September 2017 as general manager.“I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead a strong, diverse team of passionate people and build on the success Bakels has achieved in being the leading supplier in the UK’s bakery ingredients market; all accomplished by providing industry-leading ingredients, backed up with first-class technical support for our customers,” said Calthorpe.The appointment follows the opening of Bakels’ £10m distribution centre in Bicester, Oxfordshire which has a capacity of more than 10,000 pallets.last_img read more

Personal stories of transformation

first_imgJung Chang’s successful memoir “Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China” chronicles her family’s often heartbreaking journey through the cultural and political transformation that defined 20th-century China.The work, which has sold more than 13 million copies in 36 languages, recounts her grandmother’s plight as a concubine, her mother’s struggles as a prominent Communist Party member, and the author’s own experience as a member of the Red Guard and her eventual exile to the countryside during the upheaval of the Cultural Revolution.Now, “Wild Swans,” the world-premiere stage adaptation of the book, is on view at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) through Sunday. But once the show is over, an innovative collaboration between the A.R.T. and the metaLAB (at) Harvard, inspired by the new play, will continue to engage audiences with stories related to the world’s most populous country through an interactive online memoir.Intrigued by the idea of melding the physical and the virtual realms, A.R.T. outreach and education associate Brendan Shea turned to metaLAB researcher Joana Pimenta and co-founder Jesse Shapins. Using Shapin’s software Zeega, an open-source Web platform designed to make collaborative multimedia documentaries and exhibitions, Shea and his A.R.T. colleagues helped to develop a mosaic of sound, images, video, and text inspired by the compelling source material for the new show.“The courage, the ability to share your story, and the personal details of your life for the purposes of making people aware of what you went through … definitely inspired us,” said Shea. “We asked ourselves, ‘What is the memoir of this community as it relates to China or Chinese history or Chinese culture?’ ”“I want to give to other kids what had been given to me. I want to go back and sort of pay it forward,” says Harvard freshman Tian Kisch in her online diary.To find his answer, he turned to people like Harvard freshman Tian Kisch, a member of Harvard China Care, a student-run organization at the College that supports abandoned, orphaned, and special-needs children in China.Born in Guangzhou, China, Kisch was adopted by an American family when she was 8 months old. In her online memoir, she discusses her life growing up in Seattle; her first trip to China at age 11 — where she met her foster mother, the woman who nursed her back to health after Kisch was abandoned as a newborn; and her own volunteer work with Chinese orphanages.“I want to give to other kids what had been given to me. I want to go back and sort of pay it forward,” Kisch says in her online diary.Being part of the collaborative project, she said, offered her an opportunity to highlight the breadth of the Chinese-American experience.“There are so many different backgrounds that we all have,” said Kisch. “I think that is a really important concept to grasp.”For the project, Shea and his team reached out to other Harvard organizations, including the Harvard Chinese Students and Scholars Association and Harvard Chinatown Citizenship, a naturalization assistance program for the Boston area that is part of the Phillips Brooks House Association. They also connected with several Boston communities that have ties to China.The work is an example of the A.R.T.’s ongoing efforts to expand the boundaries of theater, the operating ethos of artistic director Diane Paulus, who challenges the conventional notion of theatergoers as passive observers. Residencies, workshops, panel discussions, and community engagement programs — including a recent outreach effort that asked local high school students to create miniproductions based on the A.R.T.’s staging of  “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” —  have all been part of recent programming.The new collaboration echoes a trend in other regional theaters around the country, said Shea, one geared toward engaging audiences by harnessing the power of the Internet and “the different social and technological aspects of the world around us.“What we are doing here at Harvard is at the vanguard of this sea change that is happening in theater.”Shapins called the project a “fantastic example” of how the arts at Harvard can operate as a catalyst for engaging the University with a broader community.Media and storytelling, said Shapins, “are one of the most powerful ways for those connections to be made.”last_img read more

Art at the Rock: Online

first_imgArtists participating in November’s Art at the Rock will be selling their wares through an online preview auction for the benefit of Georgia 4-H. “For the first time, we are offering an online auction of items some of our artists have selected to sell in advance of the show,” says Tina Maddox Owen, coordinator of Art at the Rock. “The artists select the piece and set the asking price. Whatever the final bid is above the asking price goes to support 4-H projects in Georgia.” Paintings, pottery, jewelry, hand-woven rugs and other artworks are on view at This online auction will run through Nov. 20.These online, pre-show artists as well as many others working in paint, clay, glass, metal, fiber and other media will converge on Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton, Georgia, Nov. 22-23 for the sixth annual Art at the Rock. This juried art show, sale and marketplace attracts around 75 artists and about 1,000 visitors each year. The show and sale will be on display in the Senior Pavilion. Music, food and the outdoor marketplace of locally grown and made products will round out the experience. This 4-H center is known for its peaceful setting among the whispering pines and the Rock Eagle effigy mound. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23. Come early to enjoy the famous Rock Eagle Sunday Brunch. For more information about the auction and Art at the Rock, contact Tina Maddox Owen at (706) 484-2873, [email protected] or go to read more

Continuing Promise Veterinarians to Provide Training for Jamaican Counterparts

first_img Military veterinarians embarked on board USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), in conjunction with other civilian veterinarians, began facilitating diagnostic parasitology classes for Jamaican veterinary practitioners during a port visit to Kingston, Jamaica, as part of Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11), on 10 April. U.S. Army Capt. Rachel Lee and veterinary health care technicians, Army Sgts. Heather Robinson and Bethzabe Delgado, will perform the first study of food animals the island country has had in the last two decades. “In Jamaica, we are going to be teaching at the national diagnostic lab, so we will probably have a very big influence there since they haven’t had a parasitology study in food animals since 1980,” said Lee. “These studies are very important for condemnation reasons, because there are a lot of things that animals can get that would prevent people from eating their meat safely.” Lee said that she and her team will teach at least three classes and work one-on-one with the host country animal health practitioners. “I’m excited to be on this mission, because I’ve only had one other similar mission to the Philippines, which was very small scale, as far as larger animals goes, so working as part of CP11 will be very exciting for me,” said Robinson. “I’m very interested in helping the locals learn more about how to better their livelihood and their food because their animals are their lifeline.” The CP11 mission consists of veterinarian care in addition to medical, dental, engineering and subject matter expert exchanges. The mission is focused on helping people and building lasting partnerships with nations throughout the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. Comfort will also visit Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua and Peru. By Dialogo April 14, 2011last_img read more

Panama’s SENAN Seized 1,141 Kilograms of Cocaine

first_imgPanama’s National Aeronaval Service (SENAN) seized 1,141 kilograms of cocaine on Tiger Island, which is off the Central American nation’s Caribbean coast, SENAN Chief José Laniado told reporters on January 19. The crew members of the boat carrying the cocaine fled. SENAN agents acted on information they received that a vessel carrying cocaine had departed from Colombia. They pursued the boat until it ran aground on Tiger Island just before two patrol boats interdicted it. The packets of cocaine were stamped with assorted logos, including that of Audi, the luxury and sports vehicle manufacturer. The crew members of the boat carrying the cocaine fled. By Dialogo January 22, 2015 SENAN and the National Border Service (SENAFRONT) are branches of Panama’s Public Forces that have protected the country since the government abolished the military in 1990. SENAN agents acted on information they received that a vessel carrying cocaine had departed from Colombia. They pursued the boat until it ran aground on Tiger Island just before two patrol boats interdicted it. The packets of cocaine were stamped with assorted logos, including that of Audi, the luxury and sports vehicle manufacturer. Panama’s National Aeronaval Service (SENAN) seized 1,141 kilograms of cocaine on Tiger Island, which is off the Central American nation’s Caribbean coast, SENAN Chief José Laniado told reporters on January 19. SENAN and the National Border Service (SENAFRONT) are branches of Panama’s Public Forces that have protected the country since the government abolished the military in 1990.last_img read more

Ex-CEOs of major European pension funds back new climate endowment

first_imgThree individuals were identified as “initiators and founders” of the endowment:Jochen Wermuth, founder of German family office Wermuth Asset Management and member of the investment committee of Germany’s newly created €24bn fund to finance the storage of nuclear waste;Markus Bodenmeier, co-founder of AQAL, a Munich-based multi-family office; andPatrick Horend, former special situations investor and risk manager at the Abu Dhabi Investment Council.AQAL and Wermuth Asset Management are also separately named as backing the launch. Philippe Desfossés (top) and Mats AnderssonThe initiators of Climate Endowment aim to raise €20bn-40bn in commitments from the public and private sector.It is due to be launched in the autumn and will be headquartered in Berlin, “the centre of the energy transition and home to many research and policy institutions on climate change”, the statement said.Targeting institutional investors such as EU pension funds, it said it would focus on illiquid investments in renewable energy, new mobility, and related clean tech assets.Large US endowments had achieved better financial results than EU pension funds and insurers over the past decades, according to the statement, which attributed this to the former being able to invest with a long-term horizon, “largely in illiquid assets, alternative asset classes and largely taking equity risk”.EU pension funds and insurers, in contrast, were prevented from investing in this way by regulation, and often did not have the resources to do so. The former chief executives of two major European pension funds are supporting a planned new endowment focused on investing in climate change solutions.Mats Anderson, former CEO of AP4 in Sweden, and Philippe Desfossés, ex-CEO of France’s ERAFP, are supporting the founders of the Climate Endowment, according to a press release.Stephen Blyth, former chief of Harvard University’s endowment fund, is the third major investment expert on the new group’s advisory panel.According to the press release, the Climate Endowment was being launched as “an urgent response to the climate crisis and to the European voters’ outcry for a green revolution”.last_img read more

How to make your relationship work when your schedules Don’t gel

first_img Share Tweet When it to comes to juggling work and life schedules, many partners feel like ships passing in the night. Whether it’s business travel, long hours at the office or family responsibilities that are keeping your schedules out of sync, at some point, it’s bound to start wearing on one or both of you.So how can you stay connected?Make “together-time” a must: When you’re both home, make sure to carve out together time even if it means just watching a movie or sharing a meal. And take out your calendars every month so you can put aside time for an actual date away from home. Even if your date is hot chocolate together during one of your breaks at work, it’s essential to find time to connect.Separate business and pleasure: Because your ‘together’ time is precious, it might work to communicate about the bills, the grocery list or upcoming events through email or text. This way you’re not sacrificing the hours you physically have together by going over household issues.Do something unexpected and sweet: You don’t need to be in the same place to show you care. Try sending your partner a video message on Skype. It’ll take you a minute to record, and will stick with your partner all day. Even a simple note in his bag or a voicemail on her machine “just because” will remind you both that you’re a priority.Don’t let small things turn into major blow-outs: The bed might not always get made and the dishes might remain in the sink one day too long but… these aren’t the things you should obsess over in your limited time together. Find time to check in about expectations so you’re on the same page, but don’t let temporary aggravation turn into a heated debate.It’s also great to keep your options open; you or your partner might not be living the dream at your current jobs, so networking and exploring other career opportunities might be a way to get back on the same or a saner schedule.Huffington Post Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img LifestyleRelationships How to make your relationship work when your schedules Don’t gel by: – May 21, 2014 49 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Batesville Council backs recycling center; other meeting notes

first_imgCity officials offer a design as they plan to transform the former Ivy Tech building into a center housing non-profit organizations.BATESVILLE, Ind. – City Council members have agreed to provide additional funding toward a proposed recycling center in Batesville.The Batesville Recycling Building is estimated to cost 75-thousand dollars and will be operated by Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD).On Monday night, Council unanimously approved funding of up to $25,000 from the Belterra riverboat revenue-sharing funds.Last month, the Rising Sun Regional Foundation granted $30,000 to the City of Batesville toward the project. SEIRD Board of Directors recently provided a $20,000 donation as well.The Belterra funding request was spearheaded by District 1 Council Member Derrick Cox, who calls the project “a benefit to not only Batesville, but surrounding communities.”Fellow councilman Jim Fritsch inquired on the timetable of the project, which Mayor Rick Fledderman says could be as early as next spring.The proposed center will not alter curbside trash or recycling pickup, officials confirm.The City will own the building but operations and utilities will be covered by SEIRD. The company plans to have an attendant on duty during operation hours which are projected to be three days a week from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday mornings.Recyclables accepted include paper, plastic, glass and aluminum, along with electronics, household hazardous waste, appliances, scrap metal, tires and car batteries.Company officials note that the center will not be a location to exchange scrap metal for cash.Other news and notes from Monday’s meeting: –Curbside trash collection is currently on a weekly basis, as it previously was twice a week. The City agreed Monday to move forward with a contract with Rumpke, but officials are now considering whether to schedule collection weekly or biweekly. Batesville resident Mike Vonderheide shared thoughts on the matter:“Once a week is plenty and twice a year [large trash collection] is plenty,” Vonderheide said. “Also, keep the recycling weekly as well, I know there are hardly any trash cans on our street during the second weekly [pickup] in the summer.”City officials are keeping the discussion open as they look for input from city residents.–A citizen asked the mayor if the City was aware of any ongoing investigation. Fledderman declined any knowledge of an investigation, and told the audience he was unaware of any wrongdoing by city officials.–Drones in Batesville? Council President Gene Lambert asked Police Chief Stan Holt about drones reportedly seen flying over Batesville. Holt says he is looking into the legalities as Lambert inquired on privacy concerns.If you have captured a photo of a drone locally and wish to share it with us, email our news director at [email protected]–Board of Works members approved the purchase of the former Ivy Tech building at the intersection of County Line Road and Huntersville. An anonymous donor agreed to donate 50-thousand dollars toward the project on stipulation the City receives matching funds. Mayor Fledderman announced Monday that donations have reached $50,000 and the transaction was later approved by the Board of Works.–Council members support a resolution to change the state funding formula for Indiana Schools.Mayor Fledderman reasoned, “I’m in support of this because of how funding is to the Batesville school system, we achieve at a higher level than many other [schools].”last_img read more