Submit an Event Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR En Sudáfrica se ha intensificado una ola de violencia contra mujeres lesbianas que son violadas o ultrajadas por pandillas. Oficiales del gobierno creen que estos actos son “violaciones correctivas” y no condenan a los culpables. Se cree que cada día 150 mujeres son violadas en el país. La cadena de televisión CNN presentó recientemente un amplio documental sobre la situación.El gobierno de Cuba ha publicado un extenso informe sobre la muerte de los dirigentes opositores Oswaldo Payá y Harold Cepero, 31. El informe atribuye el accidente a exceso de velocidad y a las condiciones de la vía. El informe responsabiliza al chofer Ángel Carromero, español, aún detenido. El otro pasajero, Jens Aron Modig, 27, ya viajó a su natal Suecia. La familia de Payá y el Movimiento Liberación piden una investigación internacional independiente.Jean Laffitte, secretario del Pontificio Consejo para la Familia del Vaticano, ha dicho en una entrevista con la agencia ACI Prensa, que las personas católicas romanas divorciadas y vueltas a casar deben “participar de la misa y participar en la comunión solamente de manera espiritual”.En Moscú ha comenzado el juicio contra tres integrantes del grupo femenino de rock Pussy Riot, encerradas en una jaula de cristal situada a un lado de la sala. Las acusadas podrían ser condenadas a siete años de cárcel por haber cantado en la Catedral Cristo Salvador de Moscú la canción “Madre de Dios, echa a Putin” en la que se acusa al patriarca ortodoxo Cirilo de creer en el presidente de Rusia, y no en Dios. Su delito: “atentar contra los valores tradicionales de la Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa”.Cinco pastores de la Iglesia Nacional Presbiteriana de México han sido suspendidos como ministros de la Palabra y de los Sacramentos por tiempo indefinido debido a las presuntas faltas tipificadas como delitos en el Libro de Disciplina, entre las que se citan espíritu de desunión, vida sin control del Espíritu, rumores, chismes, difamación, división entre grupos, abuso de autoridad y promoción de divisiones.A pesar de que el gobierno cubano al principio negó la presencia de un brote de cólera en la parte oriental de la isla, el gobierno de Venezuela anunció que ha enviado 20 médicos de la Fuerza Armada Nacional para “prestar apoyo” a las autoridades sanitarias cubanas. El cólera es una enfermedad aguda, diarreica, provocada por la bacteria Vibrio cholerae, que se manifiesta como una infección intestinal. En el siglo XIX una epidemia de cólera cobró unas 300.000 vidas en Europa principalmente en Hungría. Además del cólera se han reportado casos de dengue.Carlos López, obispo de la Iglesia Española Reformada Episcopal parte de la Comunión Anglicana, ha ordenado en la Catedral del Redentor de Madrid, a tres personas al presbiterado. Ellos son Heller González, cubano; Guillermo Wilches, colombiano y Jessica Coello, ecuatoriana que se convierte en la primera mujer presbítera anglicana en España. Enhorabuena.Un grupo de monjas católicas romanas recorre en un bus especial varias ciudades de Estados Unidos con el fin de “defender a los pobres y denunciar la reducción de la ayuda social votada en el Congreso”. La prensa secular las ha descrito como “alegres, apasionadas y que poco les importa lo que diga de ellas el Vaticano”. Desde su partida de Des Moines, Iowa, las religiosas han visitado comedores populares y organizaciones de ayuda social al igual que a oficiales electos. La idea de este peregrinaje surgió cuando el Vaticano ordenó “una evaluación” de las religiosas femeninas y criticó “su excesivo involucramiento en temas de justicia social y su falta de convicción en contra del matrimonio gay y el aborto”.Un retiro espiritual juvenil cristiano se convirtió en un verdadero infierno para 85 personas, la gran mayoría menores de edad, que acampaban en una zona boscosa de Ixtapaluca, Estado de México. Al filo de la medianoche una banda armada de 13 forajidos (incluyendo a una mujer) violó sexualmente a dos de las menores y vejó al resto. Las autoridades mexicanas están buscando a los responsables.Marcos Yules, dirigente indígena de Toribio en el suroccidente de Colombia, ha dicho a la prensa que los miembros de su comunidad están cansados de la lucha armada en su región y que por eso piden a las FARC y a las fuerzas de seguridad que “salgan de esa zona a la mayor brevedad”. En días recientes cientos de casas han sido destruidas por la metralla de las FARC en un intento por apoderarse de la estación de policía.VERDAD. La paciencia es la fortaleza del débil y la impaciencia, la debilidad del fuerte. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA Por Onell A. SotoPosted Aug 1, 2012 Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rapidísimas Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/357131/panorama-house-moon-hoon Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs: Namgoong SunSave this picture!© Namgoong SunText description provided by the architects. They have four kids, and that is a big family by contempory standards, They are both teachers in their late thirties. The first, and the most important thing they wanted in their new home was a place where their kids could play, read and study. They wanted lower floors for the kids and upper for themselves. They already tried it out with another architect, but it did not satisfy them, that’s when they said that they found about me, who appeared to be more playful, and more creative.Save this picture!© Namgoong SunIrregular and sloped site boasted a great view. It is situated in a nice newly built surburb. The view reminded me of a scene from a movie, LA surburbs at night. Instantly, a name for the house came up-Panorama House-which they nodded with some ambience.Save this picture!© Namgoong SunThe basic request of upper and lower spatial organization and the shape of the site promted a long and thin house with fluctuating facade which would allow for more differentiated view. The key was coming up with a multi_functional space which is a large staircase, bookshelves, casual reading space, home cinema, slide and many more…Save this picture!© Namgoong SunThe client was very pleased with the design, and the initial design was accepted and finalized almost instantly, only with minor adjustments. The Kitchen and dinning space is another important space where family gathers to bond. the TV was pushed away to a smaller living room. The attic is where the best view is possible, it is used as a play room for younger kids.Save this picture!© Namgoong SunThe multi-use stair and slide space brings much active energy to the house, not only children, but also grown ups love the slide staircase….An action filled playful house for all ages…Save this picture!© Namgoong Sunthe fluctuating facade is accentuated my mirrored bottom and top angles. It can bring about some illusion when looked at with some concentration. The various sized windows provide different outlooks. Korean Houses are floor heated, which is quite unique and brings users to the floors more than to furniture such as sofa and chairs. so many windows are placed quite low, considering the long living habit. There is no high legged dinning table for the family, only a portable foldable short-legged table. The space kept empty until any specific function arises…Save this picture!© Namgoong SunProject gallerySee allShow lessBelvedere / MOVEDESIGNSelected Projects’Strange Utility: Architecture Toward Other Ends’ SymposiumEvent Share Save this picture!© Namgoong Sun+ 35 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/357131/panorama-house-moon-hoon Clipboard CopyHouses•Sachangdong, South Korea Panorama House / Moon Hoon Houses Year: Photographs Architects: Moon Hoon Area Area of this architecture project South Korea Area: 57050 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2011 CopyAbout this officeMoon HoonOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSachangdongSouth KoreaPublished on April 17, 2013Cite: “Panorama House / Moon Hoon” 17 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Project Team:Ivan de Sousa, Inês AntunesClient:PrivadoProgram:Habitação UnifamiliarPlot Area:312.5 m2Implantation Area:95 m2Country:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesia de [i]da arquitectosRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade and Decking in Project ÖWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. Located in Cascais municipality, in a predominantly residential area, the house is set in a narrow and regular plot with a slight slope between the entrance level and the garden level.Save this picture!Cortesia de [i]da arquitectosSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!Cortesia de [i]da arquitectosThe house, a single-family semi-detached house with about 270m2, occupies the total area allowed for the plot, resulting in a volume with three fronts.Save this picture!Cortesia de [i]da arquitectosConstruction follows the slope of the terrain and transforms the pre-established volume through the differentiation of levels and the articulation of voids built by the zenith lighting. These voids extend from the roof to the basement and reveal themselves in the southern front design. The spaces resulting from this combination provide the ideal conditions for natural light and ventilation and, simultaneously, guarantee privacy for the different indoor spaces.Save this picture!Cortesia de [i]da arquitectosInternally, the house is organized in two floors with several intermediate levels. Two levels in the basement with the laundry room,toilet, technical areas and storage rooms. The living room is located on the entrance level and the kitchen on the garden level. On the upper levels, we find the master suite, two bedrooms with bathrooms, a small office and access to the roof terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Serra de Sintra.Save this picture!Section CThe white and dark gray colours on the facades, the marble and the wood on the pavements are the main materials used.Save this picture!Cortesia de [i]da arquitectosProject gallerySee allShow lessChurch Point House / CHROFISelected ProjectsPaiva Walkways / TrimetricaSelected Projects Share Area: 2906 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2020 ARN 25 House / [i]da arquitectosSave this projectSaveARN 25 House / [i]da arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944414/arn-25-house-i-da-arquitectos Clipboard Portugal CopyAbout this office[i]da arquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCascaisPortugalPublished on August 02, 2020Cite: “ARN 25 House / [i]da arquitectos” [Casa ARN 25 / [i]da arquitectos] 02 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Pin badges featuring the Looney Tunes characters will soon be available in Tesco stores across the country and branches of high-street bank Barclays as part of a fundraising drive for the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID).The badges, featuring Sylvester, Tweety Pie, Taz and Wile E. Coyote holding different musical instruments, will be available throughout February and March from Tesco stores and branches of Barclays for a suggested donation of £1. The money raised by the pin badge counter appeal will go directly to RNID to help support various projects and services that benefit the one in seven people in the UK that have some form of hearing loss.The badges come with an educational message. The accompanying backing cards contain valuable advice about how to protect your hearing from over-exposure to loud music. In addition, the backing cards also encourage consumers to log onto RNID’s Don’t Lose the Music campaign Web site for more information about how to prevent noise induced hearing loss. Advertisement Howard Lake | 12 February 2004 | News Tagged with: Promotional Trading Looney Tunes pin badges raise funds for RNID The pin badge campaign follows the release of a new Looney Tunes film, “Looney Tunes, Back in Action”, starring Steve Martin, Jenna Elfman and Brendan Fraser which will be released in cinemas on 13 February 2004.RNID launched its Don’t Lose the Music campaign in May 2003, following the publication of research which showed that an alarming number of young people are experiencing the warning signs of permanent hearing damage ie ringing in the ears and/or dullness of hearing, following nights out at clubs, concerts and gigs. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 50 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme News Twitter Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal Travel Agent in Mauritius holiday boycott 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Google+ Twitter Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Google+ Previous articleHugh Green’s contribution to LGH recognised by Clinical Research AcademyNext articleSpeer’s Lane reopens as investigation continues into alleged rape News Highland HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers A Donegal travel agents has stopped selling holidays to Mauritiusfollowing the murder of Michaela McAreavey.Liberty Travel says it has taken the decision due to ‘a problem withpolicing on the island’ and in solidarity with the McAreavey and Hartefamilies.Speaking on the Shaun Doherty Show, Carolyn Davis says that if anyone looks to book a holiday to Mauritius, they are sent to another travel agent:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/hols1pm.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest By News Highland – July 16, 2012 WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal
Estate agents can now enjoy a year’s free access to challenger portal Homesearch following a deal with no-deposit solution provider Flatfair.The agreement, which is claimed to be worth £1 million in free subscriptions, means estate agents who sign to the Flatfair lettings platform will get a 12-month subscription to Homesearch thrown in, which would normally cost £155 per branch a month.The full offer is available to the first 250 branches who sign up to flatfair from today, while the next 750 branches to join flatfair will have 50% of their Homesearch Network subscription paid for 12 months.Sam Hunter, COO of Homesearch (left), says, “Part of our long-term mission is to make the property market the best environment for everyone involved, which is why I’m so excited about this partnership.“It really is a solution that helps not just letting agents, but landlords and renters too.“After learning more about Flatfair and getting to know their team over the last few months, their vision is clear.“Like us, they want to champion agents and bring about positive change in our industry, for everyone.“That’s why it felt like a no-brainer to work together to provide an offer we believe will deliver significant business benefits, as well as a great experience for consumers.”Simon Scott, Director at Flatfair says: “We recognised early on that Homesearch really do place agents at the heart of everything they do. Our businesses really align in that respect.”Read more about challenger portals.Sam Hunter Homesearch Simon Scott estate agents flatfair August 13, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Flatfair and Homesearch offer estate agents a £1m subs ‘giveaway’ previous nextProducts & ServicesFlatfair and Homesearch offer estate agents a £1m subs ‘giveaway’The proptech firms have joined forces and agents joining Flatfair will now be given a free or heavily discounted subscriptions to the challenger portal.13th August 20200578 Views
The United States has always been the home of gambling around the world. The fame of Las Vegas stretches far and wide, but this country’s relationship with gambling is a lot more complicated than the depiction of Sin City on the silver screen would have you believe.While excess gambling may be encouraged and even welcomed in the Nevadan city, across many other states in the country there’s an altogether different attitude to gambling. Here in New Jersey, our laws buck the trend.Casino gambling, as well as online poker and live casino facilities, are available in New Jersey as long as they hold a license from the DGE. That makes New Jersey stand out in an American context, as most, if not all forms of internet gambling, are illegal in most US states.We look at whether New Jersey’s relaxed laws are benefitting the state or not.Safer GamblingThe law should safeguard people and evidence shows that anti-gambling laws in states such as Utah and Hawaii do not do that.The purpose of any law must be to protect the citizens or the institutions that they rely on. In the context of gambling, tough laws prohibiting online gambling are almost always put in place to safeguard citizens.It’s argued by many in favor of online gambling prohibition that the activity is intrinsically unsafe and poses a risk to minors and those prone to addiction.Unfortunately for lawmakers, online gambling and gambling in general are not as straightforward as that. Let us take Utah for example, the only mainland state in the country where online gambling in all forms is illegal.Do the good people of Utah not place wagers online? Of course not. While there are no official figures to show how many Utahns gamble online – they wouldn’t after all – anecdotal evidence suggests that plenty of them do.Instead of gambling with licensed Utahan companies, residents are often placing wagers with overseas betting companies. This means they are not protected by law if and when things go wrong.Nationwide empirical evidence recently published showed that Americans wagered $1 billion with overseas betting companies in the last year alone. Not one single cent of that money was protected by American law.In New Jersey, whatever gripes we may have with licensing and regulations, we can at least agree that our online casinos are accountable to state law and that users reap the rewards of the security that that brings.More JobsUnemployment is now more of a greater concern than ever before, but legalized and licensed online gambling companies could help to reduce the rate.Unemployment in America hit an all-time high of 14.7% in April last year, and New Jersey was hit particularly hard too. The unemployment rate here was slightly higher than the national average, standing at 16.8%.While nationally unemployment has dropped to around 7%, in New Jersey it has only fallen to 10.2% as of November last year. That means that roughly 460,000 people in the state are left without a job.Fortunately, the gambling sector employs roughly 10% of that figure (around 45,000) and is continuing to grow. With every passing month, the DGE are looking to grant more licenses to online gambling companies.Every such licensed company could employ hundreds of people, which helps to make a dent in the state’s climbing unemployment figures. At the time of writing though, the rate in which the DGE are granting licenses remains fairly slow.If the department were to streamline their processes and allow more companies to operate legally and safely in the state, then there would be an explosion of jobs in the industry.In the UK, a country with a world-leading gambling economy, the industry employs hundreds of thousands of people. How? Well one way online casinos hire residents is in their live casino offering.Top-tier online casino sites have a large selection of live casino games, which are streamed directly to the user’s PC or mobile devices. These halls and tables are ran by real dealers, who can interact with players in real time. In the UK, 888 Casino have around 40 tables at play at any given time, including all live games such as live Roulette, Baccarat and Blackjack along with all their genres, which together constitutes as one of the largest live casino operators in Europe.Increased Tax RevenuesUnfortunately, it’s hard to get hold of the exact revenue and profit figures that New Jersey’s online gambling industry brings in every year. However, if we look to April of last year, we can get a taste of the type of money that is being spent online.In that month alone, $117,821,280 was spent with online casinos, while just over $85 million was spent on online sports wagers. If we extrapolate those figures out to make up a year, the revenues of the online gambling industry in New Jersey appear eye-wateringly huge.This is good news for the state in general, as a huge amount of money is subject to tax both at the source and in secondary winnings. With states that have prohibited online gambling laws, almost all these revenues would be sent overseas to Canadian and British gambling companies, forcing them to lose out on vital tax dollars.In SummaryThe tide has turned with online gambling, and whether lawmakers like it or not, there’s no turning back. If online gambling is illegal, poker, blackjack and roulette fans will simply find an overseas website where they can gamble, as Utah has shown.The future for the country lies in following the example set here in New Jersey, of closely regulating a homegrown industry.That said, New Jersey still has a long way to go if it is to truly reap the economic rewards of a flourishing online gambling industry. Lawmakers must look to the example of our Atlantic neighbors in the UK. Mimic their regulation and licensing procedures and allow the industry to create more tax revenues and job opportunities.
Next time you watch The Apprentice, keep an eye out for what biccies Sir Alan has got on his boardroom table. Around 80% of UK business folk surveyed reckoned the quality of biscuits they offered to potential clients was crucial to swinging a deal. The report, conducted by Holiday Inn, revealed that chocolate digestives, shortbread and Hob Nobs, topped the bill, while crumbly biscuits were more likely to garner a “You’re fired!”But the crucial question of biscuit politics doesn’t end there. Family Circle magazine in the US has gone where Newsnight dare not tread, and challenged the spouses of the US presidential candidates to share their best cookie recipes. We’ll let you, the professionals, judge who’s best. And let’s hope, for the rest of the world’s sake, that they’re not crumbly…Cindy McCain’s Oatmeal-Butterscotch Cookies3/4 cup (11/2 sticks) unsalted butter or margarine, softened3/4 cup granulated sugar3/4 cup packed brown sugar2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract11/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon salt3 cups rolled oats12/3 cups butterscotch chipsMichelle Obama’s Shortbread Cookies11/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened11/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar, for sprinkling2 egg yolks2 tablespoons Amaretto (almond liqueur)1 teaspoon each orange and lemon zest3 cups cake flour1/4 teaspoon salt1 beaten egg whiteChopped nuts or dried fruit (optional)
Craggs & Co has now become the only large-scale producer of spelt flour grown, harvested, milled and stored in the UK that comes with the Red Tractor and TASCC seal of approval.Award-winning farmer Stephen Craggs has diversified a large percentage of his 2,000-acre farm in Sedgefield to grow spelt wheat.Craggs, managing director of Craggs & Co, who is well known for his award-winning Group 1 modern wheat, is diversifying from the traditional modern wheat “to open up new opportunities”, he said.“We first stumbled across this tasty ancient grain a couple of years ago when a local chef asked us to grow a small amount to supply her gastro pub and bakery,” he said. “Then, purely through word of mouth, we were inundated with requests from other local businesses.”Having realised the potential of spelt, he “dramatically increased” his annual acreage and invested in a Bühler dehulling plant, which will be built to BRC standards: “It’s funny to think we’re using such modern machinery on a grain that has over 9,000 years of heritage.”Craggs & Co has grown commercial Group 1 modern wheat over 70 years. It currently supplies and distributes throughout the UK via its own haulage trucks (on average 6,000 – 8,000 tons of wheat each year). Kate White, head of marketing and product development, said: “We are delighted to be the only large-scale producer of spelt flour that is grown, harvested, milled and stored in the UK that comes with the Red Tractor and TASCC seal of approval.”The company said there was a significant demand from supermarkets and bakeries “which have been unable to find reliable suppliers of spelt, as they are heavily reliant on grain imported from the EU with fluctuating prices and quality”.“Our flour can be traced from farm to fork with every grain of spelt grown and milled in the north east of England. We are developing our infrastructure for large-scale production and supply. This will give our customers the confidence to develop a product range that can be reliably sourced year on year.”
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the state’s largest not-for-profit business organization, is pleased to support the fourth annual Best Places to Work in Vermont program, dedicated to identifying and recognizing Vermont’s best employers. Businesses will not want to miss out on this great opportunity. The award is co-presented by Vermont Business Magazine.Apply online at www.BestPlacesToWorkVT.com(link is external) by November 6, 2009. All participants will be put through a two-part assessment including an employer survey and an employee survey. The data will be analyzed and used to determine who makes the list. All participants will receive the Best Companies Group (BCG) Employee Feedback Report summarizing and detailing the results of their employee survey, including Vermont Benchmark information. Even if a company does not make the list, this report is a tremendous management tool and a great reason to participate.The statewide Best Places to Work competition is open to all Vermont for-profit and not-for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in Vermont. Awards will be given out in two categories: large companies (over 150 employees), and small and medium sized companies (15 to 149 employees). To nominate a company, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkVT.com(link is external). The survey and selection process is being managed by BCG, a national workplace research firm. Please call them toll free at 877-455-2159 with questions.“Our workplace is like our second home. Working for companies that go above and beyond by demonstrating leadership in training and development, and offering competitive pay and benefits, is tremendously meaningful to employees, our community, and our state,” noted Vicky Tebbetts, Sr. Vice President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.The Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine will co-present the awards at a special awards ceremony in the spring. Recipients will also be featured in an issue of Vermont Business Magazine.Best Places to Work in VermontRegistration Deadline: November 6, 2009