Mark Sheath is to leave his post as technical sales manager at Rich Products UK at the end of February, to run his own craft bakery in West Sussex.Having previously worked at Kate’s Cakes, Sheath said it had always been his dream to have his own bakery. “Whether that was to start my own bakery from scratch, or to buy an existing business, and build it up,” he explained.Following a meeting with 2012 BIA Baker of the Year Bob Burns, who encouraged him to “stop talking about it, and just go for it”, Sheath is now due to pick up the keys to Jengers Bakery in Billingshurst on 1 March, when the current owners retire.“The current owners have run it for 25 years. There is a small bakery at the back, and the shop at the front,” he said. “It also has 18 wholesale customers.”Renaming it Jengers Craft Bakery, Sheath said he will have a very hands-on roll at the bakery, at least at the start, but may look to take on apprentice in the future. “It looks like a good business, and hopefully I can build on it with my knowledge,” said Sheath. “I have been baking with the current owners on a Friday night for about six months, so I can learn how they do things.” He said the bakery has a very traditional product offering, which he will continue to produce. However, he said he will look to use some of the skills and expertise from his time in the industry to introduce additional products, particularly on the cake side, such as cupcakes and brownies.Sheath said his wife will be joining him in running the business in the future, and the seven existing staff will all transfer to the new business.Speaking about how to get into the baking industry at a careers evening at local school The Weald, in Billingshurst, this week, Sheath said he offered a couple of placements to students keen to get involved “as that’s how I started out”.
Eminence Ensemble, the rising six-piece jam machine, has been crushing their Denver hometown scene for years and is steadily gaining steam on the national level. The powerhouse—comprised of Justin Neely (guitar), Zac Flynn (bass), Taylor Frederick (guitar), Nick Baum (percussion), Johnny Bosbyshell (keyboard), and Tanner Bardin (drums)—is tighter than ever, with a refined and focused goal of wowing crowds across the country. Eminence Ensemble has a hard time identifying with one specific genre, meticulously bending different types of hard rock, funk, jazz, soul, and R&B into crafty compositions and jams.Eminence Ensemble – “Whipping Post” – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO – 12/30/2017[Video: Eminence Ensemble]Eminence Ensemble recently embarked on a national tour in support of Matisyahu, playing many sold-out rooms on the coast-to-coast tour., and the successful tour has helped the Colorado natives soar to new heights. Earlier this summer the sextet dazzled Summer Camp Music Festival with a special appearance from STS9’s Alana Rocklin and moe.‘s Vinnie Amico and has played Electric Forest, Frendly Gathering, Euphoria Festival, and Beanstalk Music Festival.Eminence Ensemble ft. Alana Rocklin-“Great Celebration”-Summer Camp Music Festival 2018[Video: Instrumental Motion]To celebrate Halloween, Eminence Ensemble will be headed to the Hard Rock Live on the Las Vegas Strip on October 31st and November 1st, with the shows serving as after-parties for Phish’s highly anticipated Halloween performances at the MGM Grand. Both shows will be completely free of charge, with the band playing two sets each night. Plus, the Hard Rock Live is attached to the MGM, making it very easy and accessible for fans to mosy over when the Phish shows are done. For those trying to keep the party going, Eminence Ensemble is sure to provide a nonstop dance party late into the early morning. Did we forget to say the shows are free? Information for the event can be found at the Facebook event page here.Regarding the Halloween extravaganza, Eminence Ensemble states:This will be a very special 2-night run for the band, not only because the venue is so iconic and full of history but the run also marks our drummer Tanner Bardin’s 30th birthday. We feel very humbled to be playing the Hard Rock Live following Phish at the MGM. This venue has a lot of history of some of the greatest bands and musicians in the world who have played in Vegas. For us, the last time we as a band were all at the Hard Rock Live in Vegas, we were watching a two- night Umphrey’s Mcgee run where we were playing the afterparty in a small venue quite far from the Hard Rock Live. Now we are back several years later playing our own two-night headlining run during Phish Halloween and we couldn’t be more excited.We are also very stoked to be teaming up with Live for Live Music to have them present this run. We have been following their story and brand for a long time and to finally have the chance to work with them is really cool for us.Live for Live Music is also proud to present Eminence Ensemble with very special guests Cycles in Frisco, CO at 10 Mile Music Hall on December 30th. Tickets are only $5 to see the two Colorado powerhouses set the small mountain town ablaze. Miles from the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort and Lake Dillon, fans can ski and ride by day, or take advantage of any of the other countless winter activities in the area, then catch some stellar music by night. Tickets and more information for the show can be found here.Eminence Ensemble is currently in the studio recording their sophomore album and is excited to share more information and release date in the upcoming weeks. For more information on Eminence Ensemble and their upcoming tour dates, head to their website. Plus, to get stoked for these shows, watch video of Eminence Ensemble’s elevated jams below.Eminence Ensemble-House of Blues New Orleans-3/9/2018[Video: Eminence Ensemble]
Hey Broadway buffs, this is the only Super Bowl photo you actually need to see. Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land headliners Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen continued their streak of being the most adorable best friends on the Great White Way when they tweeted a photo of themselves decked out in football uniforms. Stewart, flaunting the Seattle Seahawks’ dark blue and loud neon green jersey, and McKellen, pulling off the Denver Broncos’ super bright orange jersey, look ready to celebrate this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVIII. Of course, the gents will be busy on February 2 (Godot’s curtain time will be 2PM), but that doesn’t mean they can’t throw around the pigskin for a bit, right? Wait, they’re thinking of the wrong kind of “football.” Well, we’re certainly not going to be the ones to correct Professor X and Gandalf. Just smile, nod and toast to good sportsmanship! Related Shows View Comments Waiting For Godot Star Files Ian McKellen Patrick Stewart Show Closed This production ended its run on March 30, 2014
Inspired by the 1984 murder of controversial shock jock Alan Berg, Talk Radio is set in a Cleveland radio station over the course of Barry Champlain’s (Gostkowski) two-hour broadcast as he’s being scrutinized that night by producers fixated on taking the show national, and fueled as always by coffee, cocaine and Jack Daniel’s. Barry’s jousts with his unseen callers—ranging from a white supremacist to a woman obsessed with her garbage disposal—are interspersed with confrontations by his ex-deejay pal and his sometime girlfriend/producer. The cast also features Lauren Allison, Kelly Jean Clair, Timothy J. Cox, Rebecca Hoodwin, Mark A. Keeton, Peter Osterweil, Gordon Palagi, Christina Perry, Patrick Pizzolorusso and Doug Shapiro. Eric Bogosian’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play Talk Radio, starring Kirk Gostkowski, will close off-Broadway on September 27. Directed by Greg Cicchino, the production began performances on September 12 and officially opened on September 16 at the Chain Theatre. View Comments
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By Carolina Contreras / Diálogo April 12, 2017 Chile’s Humanitarian Demining Plan is now in its final stretch. “By 2020, this will be a nation free from anti-personnel mines,” Colonel Rodrigo Ventura, secretary of the National Commission on Demining (CNAD, per its Spanish acronym) of the Chilean Joint Staff confirmed at the 15th Meeting of States Party to the Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines. The meeting was held in Santiago, Chile, for the first time, in December 2016. Over the next three years, Chile must eliminate 35,000 anti-personnel mines that remain buried in 41 areas identified in the north and the southern tip of the country. “We are in full swing with the 2016-2020 National Demining Plan,” Col. Ventura added. As of February 2017, the Humanitarian Demining Plan showed a 78.87-percent progression, equivalent to 146,814 mines destroyed in the areas bordering Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina, according to information from CNAD. The mines had been laid over 40 years ago. Chile signed on to the Ottawa Convention in 1997. Five years later, in 2002, it initiated the National Demining Plan with volunteer military personnel from the Chilean Army and Navy who comprise five Humanitarian Demining Units (UDH, per their Spanish acronym) deployed across the country. In 2017, CNAD plans to destroy 10,885 anti-personnel mines covering 13 zones and a surface area of nearly 2.8 million square meters. Personnel and training The explosives removal and elimination duties that the military units are carrying out involve a difficult and dangerous process. Added to that, they are confronted with a wide range of geographies that they have to work in, whether at 5,000 meters above sea level in the north, or at temperatures below 5° C and winds above 50 km per hour in the south. Accessing these mine-laden places is another challenge, one that is overcome through proper logistics planning, both in human resources and materials. Thus, for instance, in the case of the southern islands, extensive coordination is needed with air, land, and sea resources in order to be able to operate without difficulty and in accordance with international norms. Given these conditions, the military units in charge of the work go through exhaustive training both in Chile and abroad. Their training and accreditation is the responsibility of the Demining and Explosives Destruction Center at the Chilean Army Engineering School. The center has Chilean and foreign instructors from U.S. Southern Command and the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining in Switzerland. Technology support Demining operations are conducted in accordance with the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) imposed by the Ottawa Convention and supported by current Chilean Army and Navy regulations and manuals. IMAS covers everything from personal protective gear for each unit to the procedures and means of support for carrying out explosives elimination. “We are seeking ongoing improvement in the conditions of safety, habitability, and operational viability in demined areas,” Air Force Lieutenant General Arturo Merino, chief of the Joint Staff, told Diálogo. In its operations, CNAD uses a geographic information system with software that allows it to maintain a database with information on geopositioning locations in mined areas and the inch-by-inch progress in their operations. Additionally, they have a data-collection system that uses GPS equipment and drones to do visual inspections, taking photographs and videos of the surface areas where they suspect mines may be present. All of this “enables us to increase our safety margins even more,” Col. Ventura said. In 2009, machinery was brought into the process, specifically in mine-laden areas that have shown discrepancies with the mine registries or that have collapsed due to weather conditions. Through the Humanitarian Demining Research and Development Program under the U.S. Department of Defense, the United States has provided a bulldozer and an excavator with sifting bucket. Those units are operating in the northern town of Quebrada Escritos, accompanied by a drone which provides additional information about the surface, especially in areas that the operators are not able to see. Convention in Chile In December 2016, Chile hosted the annual meeting of the States Party to the Ottawa Convention for the first time. Held annually, the event brought together 162 member nations to review the progress being made on the commitments attached to that convention, under which 132 nations are still working on the process of mine removal. Among them are five Latin American nations: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. During the meeting, forums and workshops were held on demining-related issues that leverage each nation’s effort, such as working techniques, knowledge exchange, proposals on anti-personnel mine operations, aid to victims, and education and prevention. “We are convinced that we will fulfill our promise in the period indicated,” said Lt. Gen. Merino. “We enjoy full support for this important task,” he concluded.
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Employees of the Paiton coal-fired power plant and local fishermen in Probolinggo, East Java, have been rushing over the past few days to catch millions of jellyfish swarming the waters alongside the power plant and release them safely further into the ocean.The sea creatures, which have been thronging nearshore waters since last week, were seen along a 70 kilometer stretch of coastline in Probolinggo and Stiubondo regencies on Friday.More than 40 technicians from PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali (PJB), the subsidiary of state-owned electricity firm PLN that operates the facility, and 20 fishermen worked together to install three layers of nets in the area to prevent jellyfish from entering the facility’s water intake canal and water pumps. “Based on our observations, the swarms of jellyfish have been seen from Grati beach in Probolinggo to Banyu Glugur beach in Situbondo. There are more of them now than when they first started swarming here about six days ago.” PT PJB head of stakeholder management Wildan Doddy told The Jakarta Post on Friday. “We’re still trying to remove them [from the canals].”Mustofa Abdullah, the PJB general manager for units 1 and 2 of the plant, said that the three layers of nets consisted of a 300-meter-long fishing net set up in the canal entrance as the first layer, a second fishing net near the water pumps and a third in front of the water intake machines. The nets sought to prevent jellyfish from getting sucked into the power plant’s machinery.Wildan said jellyfish caught in the nets were released into open waters at night.”We’re a little bit overwhelmed since the appearance of the jellyfish swarm is unpredictable. They usually disappear during the day, but they throng again to the surface at night,” Wildan said, “Sometimes there are only a few of them, but at other times there are so many they almost cover the whole surface [of the water].” This is not the first time the phenomenon has occurred at the Paiton plant, one of the largest coal plants in Southeast Asia. There was similar occurrence in 2016, Mustofa said.”Since we experienced it in 2016, we have prepared necessary measures to handle the swarms,” he said.Tanjung Perak Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) head Taufik Hermawan said the salinity of the seawater and the onshore breeze might have contributed to the phenomenon.Rosek Nursahid, an animal observer from ProFauna Indonesia, said further study was necessary to determine the exact cause of the jellyfish swarm near the power plant.”My ProFauna colleagues said [the phenomenon] might be caused by various factors such as temperature changes, storms, large amounts of garbage [in the ocean], which could interfere with jellyfish migration, or even the decreasing population of turtles, which are natural predators of jellyfish,” Rosek said. “But we need research to determine the exact cause.” (nal)Topics :
April 13, 2017 Governor’s Advisory Council Seeks Candidates for Game Commission Board SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking a qualified candidate to represent District 3 on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s board of directors. District 3 includes the counties of Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter. The district has been represented with distinction by David J. Putnam of Centre Hall, Centre County. While Commissioner Putnam’s term expires on May 5, 2017, he is permitted to serve a six-month extension while his replacement is sought.“The Governor is reaching out to the hunting and trapping community in District 3 to find a diverse group of applicants, one of which will be nominated by the Governor to fill this vacancy,” said Robb Miller, director of the advisory council. “We’re encouraging anyone interested in volunteering to serve on the board to send us a letter of intent and their professional resume.”Per the Game Code, applicants must be well-informed about wildlife conservation and restoration and be residents of the district. Commissioners serve a four-year term and may be reappointed for a maximum of two additional terms. They receive no compensation for their services but are reimbursed for travel expenses.Candidates will be interviewed by the advisory council and rated on their responses, as well as on their professional and volunteer experience with wildlife conservation and related activities. Governor Tom Wolf will select the final candidate to be presented to the Senate for confirmation.Individuals interested in applying should send a resume and detailed cover letter explaining their desire to serve to Robb Miller, Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation, 400 Market St., 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301. Individuals can also email the information to Robb Miller at [email protected] will be accepted until Friday, May 5, 2017.