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Register free for the show

first_imgWith the [email protected] show only a few weeks away, make sure you’ve registered online to attend the event, which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC.Forming part of William Reed Business Media’s wider biennial Foodex show, [email protected] takes place from 25-27 March. This year’s event has attracted more than 190 exhibitors, ready to showcase the latest innovations, products and services in the sector.Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood will officially open the Foodex exhibition presenting a signature masterclass entitled The Art of Dough. In addition, representatives from bakery firms and industry associations will be offering insight, knowledge and skills in a series of talks and demonstrations.Craft bakers can also enter an Easter-themed competition prior to the event, which will take place on the Sunday (25 March), and run in partnership with the National Association of Master Bakers.For more information, and to register for free, please visit www.foodex.co.uk/bakery.last_img read more

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Gerrard hails ‘phenomenal’ Rodgers

first_img Gerrard told the Daily Telegraph: “He’s a phenomenal man for his age (41). I think he’s going to grow into one of the world’s best managers and I hope he is here long after I am gone. “I hope he is here for many, many years because this club is in great hands. Whatever happens now until the end of the season, it’s safe. “He’s a winner, he’s hungry for success, he does the right things, he treats players well, he doesn’t try and control the football club, or get involved in stuff that has nothing to do with him. “He just focuses on getting on the training pitch and coaching the team, improving individuals, improving the team and playing football the right way. That’s what the supporters want here.” The Merseysiders currently top the standings by two points, ahead of the clash with Norwich, and are now firm favourites to earn their first league success in 24 years, with captain Gerrard admitting he will need to keep his emotions in check during the run-in. “They are there – the nerves, the excitement. They are there because we have earned the right to have those kinds of feelings,” he added. “The challenge for me, which just as important as being on the pitch now, is can I control myself and can I get on with my life for the next four weeks.” Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has hailed manager Brendan Rodgers as “phenomenal” and hopes the Northern Irishman can build a legacy at the club. Press Associationcenter_img The pair have been at the forefront of Liverpool’s Barclays Premier League title charge, which was strengthened by rivals Manchester City and Chelsea both slipping up against Sunderland this week. A top-four finish was the stated aim this season for the Reds, who have finished no higher than sixth in the past four campaigns, but they have thrived under Rodgers last_img read more

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Slime time

first_imgThough some students and faculty were concerned about a green liquid on campus, Phillip Solis, an administrative assistant at the Roski School of Fine Arts, said it was a test for leaks outside of Watt Hall. “[Facilities Management Services plumbers] use a green dye so that they can follow where the leaks originate and where they lead,” Solis said.Photo courtesy of Joel Zinklast_img

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Many questions facing NFL after bullying report

first_imgIn this Aug. 24, 2013, file photo, Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) look over plays during an NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Miami Gardens, Fla.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)Now that the NFL knows the scope of the racially charged Miami Dolphins bullying scandal, the league has been left to grapple with what its next steps should be.A report released Friday on the Miami case concluded with a one-paragraph call to action:“As all must surely recognize, the NFL is not an ordinary workplace. Professional football is a rough, contact sport played by men of exceptional size, speed, strength and athleticism. But even the largest, strongest and fleetest person may be driven to despair by bullying, taunting and constant insults. We encourage the creation of new workplace conduct rules and guidelines that will help ensure that players respect each other as professionals and people.”League executives agree steps need to be taken, and have vowed to take action. But it may be difficult to regulate locker room behavior by determining when something a player considers to be harmless locker room nonsense crosses the line. Players are part of a team, but they are also individuals with different levels of sensitivity.And as the report’s call to action points out, the NFL is not an ordinary workplace — and locker rooms are sanctuaries within those workplaces where even without the kinds of vicious taunts and racist insults cited in the report, behavior that would not be accepted in society is tolerated, and even condoned or encouraged.Still, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross wants his organization to lead the way to change the culture.“I have made it clear to everyone within our organization that this situation must never happen again,” Ross said in a statement released through the team after the report was released. “We are committed to address this issue forcefully and to take a leadership role in establishing a standard that will be a benchmark in all of sports.”Before the Super Bowl, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had said he’d be out in front on the issue of hazing.“Our No. 1 priority has to make sure that we have a workplace environment that’s professional, recognizing that we have some unique circumstances. But we have to make sure that our players, (and) other employees, have that kind of professional workplace environment,” Goodell said then.After the report was released, the NFL did not mention any possible punishment stemming from the case in a statement emailed by a league spokesman.The NFL Players Association said it will review the findings closely, confer with players and all relevant parties involved.The report by lawyer Ted Wells said “the behavior that occurred here was harmful to the players, the team and the league,” but he noted the investigators weren’t asked to recommend discipline or determine legal liability for the bullying.Wells concluded that offensive linemen John Jerry and Mike Pouncey joined Richie Incognito in harassing Jonathan Martin, who left the team in October, and position coach Jim Turner participated in the taunting of a second player. That player is Andrew McDonald, now with the Carolina Panthers.The report found no evidence that the Dolphins front office or head coach Joe Philbin were aware of the conduct Martin found abusive.“There are lines — even in a football locker room — that should not be crossed, as they were here,” the report said. “We leave the determination of precisely where to draw those lines to those who spend their lives playing, coaching and managing the game of professional football.”Players would like to police themselves. It is, after all, their locker room.Teams want a big say in setting those parameters. Like any other employer, they are responsible for maintaining a safe and respectful work environment that adheres to both the league’s policies and federal law.The league is taking a hard look at the report, which details homophobic invective directed at McDonald.That element in particular is a hot button issue in light of SEC co-defensive player of the year Michael Sam’s recent revelation that he’s  homosexual, putting him in line to become the league’s first openly gay player.Being at the center of this scandal puts the Dolphins at the forefront of any bolstering of policies protecting players from bullying.The report said that in 2013, Dolphins players acknowledged receiving and understanding the personal conduct code and the workplace harassment and discrimination policies, both taken from the NFL handbook.The latter policy states that “harassment can include, but is not limited to: unwelcome contact; jokes, comments and antics; generalizations and put-downs; pornographic or suggestive literature and language. In addition, harassment and discrimination are not limited to the workplace: they example (sic), through calls, texts or emails, on a plane or team bus; at a team event; or at the team hotel.”The policy encourages reporting discrimination or harassment to the players’ union, a coach, human resources or NFL security.The report touches on a code against snitching that exists in NFL locker rooms, however, and Martin never did report the abuse before walking away from the team when he’d had enough.The Dolphins have already pledged to improve the team’s workplace conduct policies, which Wells called commendable. The team has formed an independent advisory group that includes Don Shula and Tony Dungy, along with several prominent retired players, to review the organization’s conduct policies and suggest improvements.“We must work together towards a culture of civility and mutual respect for one another,” the Dolphins owner said.“We encourage these efforts,” the report said. “The behavior that occurred here was harmful to the players, the team and the league. It was inconsistent with a civilized workplace — even in a professional football league and even among tough football players whose very profession is defined by physical and mental domination of players across the line of scrimmage.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org___Follow AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapletonlast_img read more

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Bia Boro, Selkirk Eyecare capture titles as City Soccer wraps up season

first_imgBia Boro opened with a 2-1 win over Red Dog before dethroning 2012 champs Club Inter during semi final action.In the final Bia Boro held a one-goal lead before Real Nelson appeared to tie up the game.However, the game officials rule the goal was offside, which preserved the win over Bia Boro.In Finley’s Ladies Rec League, Selkirk Eyecare knocked off Lily Whites in the final 1-0.Nothing much separated the two finalists during the regular season as the two teams finished deadlocked for top spot.However, in then final Lily Whites could not get the offence in gear against Selkirk Eyecare. Bia Boro completed the run to the Jackson’s Hole Master League title by scoring a narrow 2-1 victory over Real Nelson in the final Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.The win was the third in as many weeks for the fourth-place finisher in the regular season.last_img read more

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Premier League threatens legal action over Saudi piracy

first_img0Shares0000The English Premier League is beginning legal action in Saudi Arabia to protect its exclusive broadcaster in the Middle East Qatar-based beIN Sport © AFP/File / ERIC PIERMONTLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 21 – The English Premier League said Tuesday it is taking steps to bring legal action in Saudi Arabia to resolve a piracy issue over the televising of its matches and to protect its authorised broadcaster Qatar-based beIN Media Group.The EPL said it had seen “compelling evidence” that all 20 of its matches shown over the first two weekends of this season’s campaign had been broadcast illegally by a pirate TV channel called “beoutQ’. BeIN Sports was only recently awarded the exclusive broadcasting rights across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for another three seasons up to the 2021/22 campaign after paying ‘tens of millions’ for them.“The Premier League takes piracy in all its forms extremely seriously and is committed to working with its broadcast partners and regulatory authorities in territories all around the world to stop the non-authorised exploitation of its content,” read a statement from the EPL.“As such, the Premier League has appointed legal counsel in Saudi Arabia to begin the process of bringing legal action against the parties involved in this piracy.“Given the strong copyright framework in Saudi Arabia, the Premier League is confident that the Saudi Arabian authorities will ultimately uphold its clear rights when the action is commenced.”It is the latest development in a long-running war over illegal broadcasts fuelled by a diplomatic crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.Earlier this month BeIN — which has paid billions of dollars to secure exclusive rights to broadcast English Premier League and French Ligue 1 matches live — said it had “irrefutable evidence” that beoutQ was illegally showing hundreds of live European football matches.It added they were being carried on the Saudi-based satellite provider Arabsat.US company Cisco Systems, Swiss firm NAGRA and Overon, based in Spain, carried out the research for beIN.BeIN claims that since last October the pirate channel beoutQ has been illegally transmitting its broadcasts.Saudi Arabia and Arabsat have denied any links with beoutQ.The piracy scheme operated during the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beIN said tournament matches were illegally broadcast.The row has been dragging in major sporting federations, alarmed that expensively-acquired television rights may be at risk.In July, FIFA said it was preparing to take legal action in Saudi Arabia against pirate broadcasters.The piracy issue has surfaced at a politically sensitive time in the Gulf, with Doha boycotted by Riyadh and other neighbours, in a highly fractious diplomatic and economic dispute.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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LARGE CAT-LIKE CREATURE WASHED UP ON DONEGAL BEACH

first_imgThe strange-looking creature which had four sharps claws washed up on a Donegal beach.A reader has appealed for help in trying to identify a “cat-like creature” which she came across on a West Donegal beach.The woman came across the strange discovery on the beach at Bunbeg.“It looks really strange. I could not make out what it was but the fur and claws looked like something that should be in a zoo like a big wild cat. “It was about 4ft in length as you see it but it looks all folded up and twisted,” said the woman.If any of our readers have come across similar creatures or can suggest what exactly this creature in, please get in touch.LARGE CAT-LIKE CREATURE WASHED UP ON DONEGAL BEACH was last modified: July 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bunbegm beachclawscreaturedonegallast_img read more

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Survey: How Kids 12 & Under Use Web Technology

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Analysis#Trends#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Yesterday we posted a video from the Teens in Tech conference, looking at how teens perceive technology. Today we’re co-launching a survey which aims to find out how children 12 years and younger use Web technology. We’ve partnered with Boston research firm Latitude, which developed the survey tool and will help us analyze the data. The survey will be open for 2 weeks, after which ReadWriteWeb and Latitude will list and analyze the results.If you’re the parent of a child 12 and under, then we invite you to participate in the survey by clicking here. The study is open to all children aged 12 and under.It’s important to note that you DO NOT need to reveal the identity of your child. We’re super conscious of the privacy issues regarding children on the Web, so you may enter a nickname into the survey instead of your child’s real name.In a nutshell, here’s how the survey works. With you (the parent) always at the controls, the survey will ask your child to draw his or her response to a question. There is a special tool for you to upload the resulting drawing, in JPEG format. The survey will then gather some general information about the child’s computer use, which should only take 5-10 minutes.As explained in a background post by Latitude’s Kim Gaskins, the survey aims to discover how children use and understand Web technology, the environmental factors that contribute to these understandings, and the extent to which children can think “innovatively” about web technology. The study also intends to deduce real-world applications from the drawings that the kids create.Click here to begin the survey process.Latitude is a research-driven consultancy for technology and media companies. It works with clients to discover and develop opportunities for next-generation content, software, and communications technologies through a combination of Web-based applications and innovative research methods. Visit life-connected.com for other Latitude studies, or email [email protected] to learn more about working with Latitude. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Multimedia Presentations in Your Pocket: Brainshark Launches Mobile Streaming

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … frederic lardinois Tags:#enterprise#mobile#news#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Multimedia presentation company Brainshark just launched a new feature that lets the company’s users stream their multimedia presentations to mobile devices, including Blackberry, iOS devices, Android phones and the Palm Pre. The company, which allows its users to create narrated versions of their PowerPoint presentations and mix these with additional video and audio content, now offers live streams of these presentations that are compatible with the major mobile platforms. Mobile streaming is available for users of Brainshark’s free myBrainshark service, as well as Brainshark’s enterprise customers.Making Multimedia Presentations MobileThe company’s back-end systems will simply encode the presentation in the appropriate format for the device. Sadly, though, Brainshark does not offer a mobile version of its site. As the company’s product director David Klein and vice president and general manager Andy Zimmerman told us when we talked to them about this update last week, Brainshark assumes that most of these presentations will be passed around by email, so a dedicated mobile site is not high on the company’s list of priorities. This seems like a missed opportunity to us. A mobile site would allow users to easily navigate related content on the service – whether it is internal training material at one of the company’s Fortune 500 clients or guiding users of the free service to interesting presentations. It’s worth noting that other presentation-sharing companies like SlideShare also offer mobile versions of their services. With its focus on narrated content and integrated video, Brainshark is able to add an additional dimension to presentations that most other services can’t offer. Also New: myBrainshark ProEarlier this year, Brainshark also launched a pro version of its service, which takes its place between the company’s free offerings and services for its enterprise clients. MyBrainshark Pro allows users to add password protection to their presentations and create a lead-generation guestbook. This service, which costs $9.99 per presentation, also includes additional reporting features and personalized URLs.Coming Soon: myBrainshark Pro TrainerAccording to Klein, one of the largest markets for the company’s professional product is the professional training business. Next month, Brainshark plans to offer a product that is specifically geared towards this market. Brainshark’s “Trainer” product will allow users to create test questions and scoring, as well as integration with learning management systems and the ability to merge content from multiple presentations. Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more