Good weather alone will not dictate wheat prices

first_imgThe current good weather in wheat growing areas of the UK does not necessarily bode well for this year’s harvest, warns Ian Pinner, managing director of ADM Milling.He told British Baker: “There is much speculation about the crops at the moment but the perception that this year’s crop looks very good could be in vain. Until it is in the barn we simply don’t know. We have to be realistic. Heavy rain in August is one factor that could affect the harvest and there are several other less speculative but more factual issues to bear in mind.”Pinner said: “The amount of ‘quality wheat’, ie breadmaking wheat, that has been grown worldwide is down significantly compared to last year and this is why we are seeing an increase in wheat prices year on year.”The reduction in plantings is due to factors such as set-aside (land left fallow due to a change in EU subsidies) in Europe and cold dry weather in the US, Ukraine and Russia during key growing periods.Pinner said: “You don’t need much to happen in one of the key wheat-growing regions in the world for there to be a sudden sharp impact on prices. In addition consumption is slightly higher than supply. “Production is down globally from 622m to 600m tonnes. Premiums for breadmaking wheat in the UK are often not high enough so farmers are choosing alternatives such as rapeseed which can be used for bio-diesel.”He said that ADM is working hard at keeping customers informed via regular wheat bulletins, emails to customers who request the service and it is also posting information on its web site. Pinner added: “We also operate ADM direct, which we have developed over the last three years through recruiting buyers to source locally-grown breadmaking wheat. It means a shorter supply chain, better availability and our buyers communicating with local farmers and our mills.”Commenting on recent consolidation in the industry he said: “There has been tremendous change in the last three years with five mills closing in the industry in the past 12 months and Northern Foods announcing a re-structure. Margins are driving consolidation.”last_img read more

News story: Companies House opens its doors for digital recruitment sessions

first_img The digital open days were an opportunity for people to get a better understanding of the fantastic work happening here at Companies House. I was really impressed with the talented people who came, reflecting the deep pool of talent that we have across the UK. It was also an opportunity to see the brilliant people we have working here representing everything our cultural change is aspiring to achieve. I’m confident that people went away from the event with a better sense of the amazing things we’re doing here at Companies House and, just as importantly, what a brilliant place this is to work. We’ll be advertising vacancies in our digital teams over the next few months. These will include roles in product management, user research, interaction design, software development, testing, architecture, DevOps and infrastructure.If you’d like to find out more about upcoming digital opportunities, you can search for jobs at Companies House on the Civil Service Jobs website. If you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, we want you to be part of our ambitious programme of change. Companies House has begun a transformation programme which will change the way we work and the way we offer services to our customers. Digital services will play an essential role in this transformation.To promote Companies House as a digital employer, we held 2 open days to talk about upcoming roles in our digital teams. It was also an opportunity to show how we work and the projects that we’re currently working on.Over 300 people registered to attend the sessions at our office in Cardiff. The sessions aimed to attract people already working in digital areas, as well as those looking for a new challenge or change in career. Colleagues from our digital teams were on hand to discuss their roles and the use of agile principles and scrum methodology to deliver our services.There were also talks from our executive team about our vision for the future. They spoke about how our digital teams focus on meeting customer needs, and how this translates into a collaborative and open culture where we challenge ourselves to deliver the best services we can.center_img As well as learning more about the work that we do, it was a great opportunity for people to see what it’s like to work at Companies House. Attendees were able to find out more about workplace benefits like mobile and flexible working, and our subsidised gym and canteen. They were also taken on tours of the building to see the working environment and facilities for themselves.Reflecting on the event, Ross Maude, Director of Digital, said:last_img read more

Trey Anastasio Band Performs With Jeff Cressman At Colorado’s Vertex Festival

first_imgFans will most likely get to see more of this father-daughter trombone performance at Peach Festival, as Meghan Trainor is performing in Illinois on the same day. That is, unless someone else fills in for Casey at the festival – we’ll be sure to let you know when we have more information.Setlist: Trey Anastasio Band at Vertex Festival, Buena Vista, CO – 8/7/1601. First Tube02. Cayman Review03. Soul Rebel04. Money Love and Change05. Drifting06. Burlap Sack and Pumps07. 197708. Valentine09. Dark and Down10. Sand11. Tuesday12. Curlew’s Call13. Gotta Jibboo14. Magilla15. Alaska16. Simple Twist Up Dave17. Plasma18. Shine19. Clint Eastwood20. Night Speaks To Woman21. Show Of Life22. Dazed and Confused The Trey Anastasio Band made their 2016 debut last night, performance at the inaugural Vertex Festival in Buena Vista, CO. Though the band released a new album, Paper Wheels, in 2015, the guitarist has spent most of this year working with Phish on their new studio effort and subsequent summer tour. As of now, TAB only has one other date on the schedule, which will come next week at The Peach Music Festival.With such a light touring schedule, it’s unfortunate that saxophonist James Casey was unable to attend the band’s performance at Vertex. While Casey is on tour with Meghan Trainor, the band called upon renowned trombonist Jeff Cressman to fill in for the performance. Cressman is the father of TAB’s own Natalie Cressman, and a renowned musician in the San Francisco Bay Area scene. He also performed as a member of TAB from 2006-2007, and sat in with the band as recently as April 19th, 2013 – when TAB visited The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. TAB also welcomed percussionist Cyro Batista into the fold, as the famed former member of the band returned to their lineup last night.Cressman was on the trombone last night with TAB, as you can see from the Instagram shots below. This marks the first full performance with both members of the Cressman family in the Trey Anastasio Band, and the first dual-trombone show as well.last_img read more

Maynard James Keenan, Willie Nelson, More To Appear On Sammy Hagar’s ‘Rock & Roll Road Trip’

first_imgSammy Hagar‘s Rock & Roll Road Trip returns with new episodes next month, and the veteran rocker will have a mixed bag of special guests for the television show’s upcoming fourth season.Earlier this week, AXS TV, the channel on which Hagar’s show airs, shared a photo to its social media outlets featuring the former Van Halen singer standing between celebrity chef Guy Fieri and Tool singer Maynard James Keenan. The photo didn’t come with any specific accompanying copy aside from stating the names of the two guests. Keenen’s appearance on the show is interesting timing, as the popular metal band just recently announced a batch of spring tour dates in support of a possible new album, which could arrive in the coming weeks.Related: Tool’s First New Album Since 2006 Is Recorded And Being Mixed, Says Maynard James KeenanFieri and Keenan aren’t the only notable names set to appear on Hagar’s show this season. Willie Nelson will be the special guest when the show returns on May 5th, followed by episodes featuring Cheech & Chong, Rick Springfield, Charlie Daniels, The Doors’ Robby Krieger, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, and Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil, just to name a few. The episode featuring Fieri and Keenan is scheduled to air on July 7th. Fans can check out the video below to watch the official trailer for Rock & Roll Road Trip‘s upcoming season.Rock & Roll Road Trip – Season 4 Trailer[Video: Sammy Hagar]Hagar’s latest band, Sammy Hagar & The Circle, will release their debut album, Space Between, on May 10th via BMG. The band also includes Hagar’s former Van Halen bandmate Michael Anthony on bass, drummer Jason Bonham, and Vic Johnson on guitar.last_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Idina Menzel, Rafael Nadal & More

first_img View Comments Happy Friday! Before you head off for your exciting Labor Day Weekend festivities, we need to make sure you’re up-to-speed on what’s been happening on the Great White Way this week. We sure learned a lot about the history of shirtless Valjeans, where all the shoes on Broadway are ending up and more. Read all about it in the Lessons of the Week!Queen Lesli Is a Shoe ThiefLesli Margherita has conquered nearly 1,000 performances as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda (and roughly that many vlog episodes). Amy Spanger’s going to have some big shoes to fill when she…wait. Where are they?! Lesli says she’ll really miss her pink sparkle dance shoes and might just steal them. Are they waterproof?Taye Is a Double Shoe ThiefWho knew it was possible to one-up Queen Lesli? While lounging on the couch, Hedwig star Taye Diggs revealed that when he leaves the show later this month, he wants to take Hedwig’s gold heels and Tommy Gnosis’ bedazzled Converses. We get it, guys. All of Broadway has a shoe fetish.Idina Has a Wicked Secret PastSeriously?! Enough with the damn shoes. Before she was belting her face off in green makeup and getting a Tony for it, Idina Menzel was rocking ruby slippers. She recently Instagrammed a shot of a wee Men(t)zel dressed as Dorothy—a.k.a. “the other one.” If you’re going to imprison a “wretched little farm girl,” you should at least walk a mile in her shoes.Camryn Manheim Knows the Brooks WellCamryn Manheim’s making her Great White Way debut in Spring Awakening starting next week, but she’s technically been on Broadway before…in the very same theater. On Andy Mientus’ premiere vlog episode, the Emmy winner revealed she used to bartend there back in the ‘80s. We’re pretty sure that entitles you to free intermission drinks, Cam.Hedwig Almost Had Dead PetzShe has a well-documented affinity for wigs, and apparently Miley Cyrus was in talks to pull some more down from the shelf on Broadway. She’s said some enlightening things on gender identity in the past and is well-versed in the art of glitter, but alas, Hedwig is closing soon. Sorry, Miley. No gold heels and bedazzled Converses for you.Rock Stars Love Bikini BottomIn case you’ve forgotten, Spongebob Squarepants is surfing to Chicago and probably Broadway. Are ya ready, kids?! No? Well, a bunch of rock legends are. The show will feature original tunes by Bowie, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and more. We hear the role of Spongebob has already been cast, but if that falls through, we have a certain six-time Tony winner in mind.The Phantom Could Have Mean TopspinWhile tennis/underwear superstar Rafael Nadal is in town for the U.S. Open, don’t be surprised if he stops by the Majestic Theatre. He loves Phantom so much he’s seen it “like seven times.” Andrew Lloyd Webber is game and said Rafa would make a “wonderful” Phantom if he could sing. There you have it. The secret to an ace serve? Slowly, gently…Alfie Boe Pioneered the Shirtless ValjeanWe know you know Ramin Karimloo’s Jean Valjean loved to show off his prison-workout bod. How do we know? Because we’ve linked to this 24,601 times before. New Les Miz star Alfie Boe revealed, however, that he actually ripped off his shirt in the West End before Ramin played the role. He won’t take it off on Broadway, though. Ugh. Rafa would…if he could sing.Brad & Brooks Are St. James SoulmatesBetween a friendly baseball rivalry, a hotdog machine and an assortment of booze, Something Rotten! co-stars Brad Oscar and Brooks Ashmanskas have it made in their shared dressing room. It also helps that they both have a history there: the two appeared in The Producers together. Brooks understudied Leo and went on a few times opposite Brad’s Max. They truly never quit, hit after hit!Guarini Has a Strawsome Co-StarJustin Guarini’s leading Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, the countrified Broadway-bound musical in Dallas, and we just got a look at the stars. Two things to note: He’s not wearing a cowboy hat (yet), and they’re all dwarfed by a giant haystack. We’re excited for Justin and the gang, but we really can’t wait for that haystack to make its Broadway debut. Idina Menzelcenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

Process Underway to Develop the 2006 Chittenden County Regional Plan

first_imgJuly 2004 begins the process for preparing Chittenden Countys nextRegional Plan. The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) will developthe advisory regional plan, which is used to guide public and private decisions affecting landdevelopment, infrastructure, public services, and natural resources. Greg Brown (CCRPCsExecutive Director) notes, The Commission will devote over two years to develop the 2006Regional Plan in order to maximize public involvement at every stage of the process.That process will be quite different from the approach used to prepare the 2001 RegionalPlan. Over the next two years, CCRPC will solicit and use public feedback to prepare a seriesof three draft plans. Each successive draft plan will build upon the previous draft to addressa wider scope of issues in greater detail than its predecessor.The initial stage in the process will be from July to December 2004. From July to September,CCRPC will solicit public feedback on needed refinements to the 2001 Chittenden CountyRegional Plan. From October to December, the Commission will use that feedback to identifythe scope of requested improvements to the 2001 Regional Plan that, when made, will allowit to serve as an initial draft of the 2006 Regional Plan. Brown added, This initial review ofthe 2001 Regional Plan will enable participants to focus their energies on improving whatwe already have, rather than asking the public to work from a blank slate.The Commission next will solicit public feedback on the Initial Draft Plan and use that feedbackto prepare a more detailed Intermediate Draft Plan. CCRPC then will solict public feedback onthe Intermediate Draft Plan and use the feedback to prepare a Public Hearing Draft Plan. Thatdraft will be used in the four-month formal public hearing process required for the Commissionto adopt the Regional Plan. Each draft will improve on the previous draft, based on feedbackprovided by the public.CCRPCs Plan Review and Update Committee (PRUC) will receive and review public feedback onbehalf of the Commission during the 2006 Regional Plan development process. Garret Mott(PRUC Chair and CCRPC Commissioner from Buels Gore) adds, The Commission is committedto working with the public for the betterment of Chittenden County and Northwest Vermont. Itsvery important to the Commission that the 2006 Regional Plan express what the public saysChittenden County should be.CCRPC has set up a special E-mailbox for questions and comment about the 2006 ChittendenCounty Regional Plan and the process that will be used to develop the Plan [email protected](link sends e-mail) org. Additional information and forms for providing the Commissionwith your feedback are available on line at is external) 2006regionalplan 2006regionalplan. If you have anyquestions regarding the development of the 2006 Regional Plan please contact:Greg Brown Ian MacDougall Tim FluckExecutive Director Land Use Planner Principal Planner846 846-4490 (Ext. 23) 846 846-4490 (ext.26) 846 846-4490 (Ext. 25)[email protected](link sends e-mail) [email protected](link sends e-mail) [email protected](link sends e-mail)last_img read more

Lloyd’s insurer Apollo to stop covering Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in September 2021

first_imgLloyd’s insurer Apollo to stop covering Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in September 2021 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Lloyd’s of London firm Apollo has written insurance for Adani Enterprises’ Carmichael thermal coal mine which expires in Sept 2021 but is not planning to provide any further insurance for the mine, according to a memo seen by Reuters.Carmichael has provoked controversy in Australia because it would open up a new thermal coal basin at a time of growing concerns over global warming, in a region that is in need of jobs. Adani has begun construction at Carmichael, which will start by producing 10 million tonnes of coal per year together with an associated rail project, and expects first production in 2021.“We participate in one construction liability policy in respect of Adani Carmichael…this particular policy terminates in September 2021 after which we will no longer provide any insurance cover for this project,” chair of Apollo Syndicate Management Julian Cusack said in the memo.“We have recently declined to participate in an additional policy relating to the port and rail extension and have agreed that we will not participate in any further insurance policies for risks associated with this project.”Cusack confirmed to Reuters via LinkedIn that he had written the memo. Adani did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Lloyd’s of London, which has more than 90 syndicate members, does not have an overarching policy on coal, though the Stop Adani campaign says 17 Lloyd’s insurers have ruled out insuring the mine.[Carolyn Cohn]More: Lloyd’s insurer Apollo to stop underwriting Adani coal mine from September 2021last_img read more

Why is credit union patching so difficult? Does it need to be?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Banking and business software must continuously stay up-to-date to protect the safety of credit unions and their members. Many major breaches seem to start with a simple problem – lousy patching.  So, does credit union patching need to be so difficult? Is there anything your credit union can do to make patching your systems easier?  Ongoing Operations has several insights on helping credit unions with their patching requirements.We’ve all been there: you get into work in the morning, you’ve had your coffee, (hopefully) your breakfast and, miraculously, found your favorite parking spot. Other people are smiling, the sun is out, and it’s a pleasant 70 degrees. Things are looking up. You settle into your desk, and it’s time to be productive. You turn on the computer and… there’s an update.Finally, after the update and subsequent restart, it’s time to get going. You open the browser and… there’s an update. And there’s a patch to download on the primary office software as well. For some reason, there’s a new version of everything and, even worse, half require restarts. By the time you’ve updated and patched everything you need to update and patch, your spirit is broken, the coffee’s wearing off, and lunchtime is fast approaching.last_img read more

Chemung County approves plan for Lowe’s to open after social distancing violations

first_imgTOWN OF BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WBNG) — Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss authorized the closure of a Lowe’s located in the Town of Big Flats on Sunday. 5:50 P.M. UPDATE: —– Moss said a representative from Head of State Government Affairs for the Northern Region for Lowe’s Companies submitted an action plan as Chemung County requested. Moss said this is not something the County wishes to pursue in the future. He said it is not the County’s intent to pursue closures, fines and possible arrests, but essentials businesses must follow guidelines. Moss said that this temporary closure comes after multiple verbal and written warnings involving numerous violations of executive orders. The Chemung County Health Department is requesting the establishment submit a plan regarding how they will ensure that compliance of the executive orders will be achieved.  County Executive Moss said that after a conversation with Chemung County Public Health Director Pete Buzzetti, he decided to temporarily close the Lowe’s located on 913 County Rt. 64. Moss said he authorized this temporary closure because individuals continually violated executive orders issued by the state on social distancing. Moss said the plan has been approved by Chemung County Public Health Director Pete Buzzetti. The enhanced efforts to supplement the stores current safety and social distancing protocols are as follows: TOWN OF BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WBNG) — Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss has made an update to the temporary closure of the Lowe’s in the Town of Big Flats on Sunday. For more coronavirus coverage, click here. County Executive Moss said the 913 County Rt. 64 Lowe’s will be open for business starting Monday, April 20. “Posting an associate at the front entrance of the storeUtilizing technology to track the amount of customers in the storeLimit the store traffic to 4 customers per 1000 square feet of building spaceHire security or off-duty law enforcement to assist with crowd control as soon as feasibleContinue to monitor and evaluate all procedures listed here and above” County Executive Moss said once the plan is submitted and approved, the Lowe’s will be able to reopen. last_img read more