Manchester bakery launches crowdfunding campaign

first_imgManchester-based artisan bakery Trove has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund expansion plans.As reported in the Manchester Evening News, the bakery and café wants to double its dining spaces to 40 and open an evening bar facility.Trove is run by husband and wife Marcus and Katy Saide, who hope to raise £35,000 through crowd-funding website Kickstarter and an equal amount via a loan. So far they have reached over £6,000 and are offering a range of benefits to investors including hand-written letters of thanks and catering for parties.Katy told the Manchester Evening News: “It’s been on the cards for a little while now. When we renewed our lease earlier this year we were given an extra space at the back, which was part of the shop next door.“We’ve had the architect’s drawings back and what will happen is the kitchen will move into the new space and where the kitchen is now will become more seating.“We’ve also got an alleyway which we will try and incorporate into the building, so people can sit outside. It’s not a massive space but it will bring some light in.”Currently, the bakery and café produces a range of artisan cakes and organic breads. The bread range, including sourdough and rye loafs, is also sold wholesale to local shops and eateries.last_img read more

Researchers optimistic about malaria vaccine progress

first_img Read Full Story While the world is as close as it has ever been to having a malaria vaccine, the fight to eradicate the disease is far from over. That was the consensus among experts in the field who gathered at a forum hosted by Harvard’s Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe initiative on April 6, 2016. Focused on the latest research in vaccine development for infectious diseases, the event highlighted the promise and limitations of RTS,S, the first malaria vaccine candidate to win regulatory approval.Development of RTS,S began in the 1980s at GlaxoSmithKline, which later partnered with international nonprofit PATH on the effort. Recent clinical trials found that the vaccine provided modest immunity for older babies, although that protection waned over time. While its performance has been less than ideal, the burden of malaria is so high—214 million cases each year and 438,000 deaths, primarily in children in Africa, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)—that this vaccine can still have a significant impact, experts say. The European Medicines Agency approved RTS,S last July, and in January, WHO released a position paper recommending large-scale pilot implementation of the vaccine.Dyann Wirth, Richard Pearson Strong Professor of Infectious Diseases and chair of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, gave opening remarks at the forum, which was held at Harvard Medical School’s Joseph B. Martin Conference Center.last_img read more

18 dead, 189 injured in China tanker truck blast

first_imgFirefighters look for residents trapped in collapsed buildings in the aftermath of a tanker truck explosion near a highway in Wenling in eastern China’s Zhejiang province Saturday, June 13, 2020. CHINATOPIX VIA AP The truck carrying liquefied gas exploded around 4:45 p.m. on the Shenyang-Haikou Expressway south of Shanghai in Zhejiang province, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing local authorities. BEIJING – A tanker truck exploded on a highway in southeastern China on Saturday, killing 18 people and injuring at least 189 others, authorities said. A second explosion followed when the truck fell onto a factory workshop, Xinhua said. (AP) The explosion caused extensive damage to nearby buildings. One photo showed firefighters hosing down a row of buildings with blown-out facades well into the night.last_img read more

Support for new Donegal mums set to get a massive boost

first_imgSupport for new mums in Donegal is set to get a massive boost as 14 new Cuidiú Breastfeeding Counsellors qualified in the region this week.The move sees Cuidiú North West almost triple its team of voluntary BFCs as the newly qualified recruits join their existing on call team.Cuidiú Breastfeeding Counsellors provide free and confidential support services over the phone, in person at breastfeeding support groups and one-to-one support. An additional four trainees will complete their studies and will join the team within the next 12 months. There are huge variations in breastfeeding rates across the whole of Ireland, with Donegal being the county having the lowest figures.It has been reported by the HSE that just 19.6 per cent of babies are breastfed in the county. Breastfeeding rates in certain areas of Dublin are more than three times higher than in Donegal.The new Cuidiú Breastfeeding Counsellors (BFCs) have completed almost two years of study in Donegal Town.All experienced breastfeeding mothers themselves, they have undertaken a specially designed course which is recognised and funded by the HSE, and was delivered by the parent to parent support charity Cuidiú, which operated a branch in the North West. “Some mothers find it difficult to establish successful breastfeeding for a number of reasons but with additional help, support and encouragement most of these difficulties can be overcome,” says Eilis Quigley, Breastfeeding Counsellor and Chairperson of Cuidiú North West.“Some of the main problems we see include concerns about milk supply, fatigue, pain and poor latch, and embarrassment as a result of negativity towards breastfeeding. We are confident that the newly qualified Breastfeeding Counsellors will help mothers throughout Donegal feel more assured in their efforts and choices.”Hailing from all corners of the county, the BFCs will be providing support in Letterkenny, Inishowen, Gweedore and West Donegal, the Finn Valley region, Donegal Town and its surrounding areas, and south-west Donegal.HSE Breastfeeding Week will take place nationwide from 1st – 7th October 2019. Cuidiú North West will be hosting special events around the county throughout that week. For more information, visit our national website: or join our community on Facebook: for new Donegal mums set to get a massive boost was last modified: September 16th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Farm Bureau dairy insurance protection available Oct. 9

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Comment Dairy farmers are being offered a new insurance program through American Farm Bureau Insurance Services to help bring an extra level of support to a sector that has been battered by losses over the past four years.The Dairy Revenue Protection insurance policy covers potential revenue loss over five quarterly insurance periods. Producers opting for insurance protection are not precluded from participation in the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Margin Protection Program.The insurance product was developed by American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist John Newton in partnership with the organization’s insurance services and economists from the University of Minnesota and Cornell University. It fills a demand not met by previous products and has the support t of USDA.“Farmers have been suffering, and dairy farmers especially,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said. “The number of dairies that have had to close or sell to larger operations is shocking.”Dairy farmers will have the option to select between class or component pricing options. The class pricing option uses an average of Class III and Class IV milk prices based on the insured’s declared class price weighting factor. The component pricing option uses butterfat, protein and other solids prices, as well as the declared butterfat and protein test to determine an insured component value of milk. Pricing options allow farmers to customize their price elections more accurately according to individual price risk.“We recognize there is not a silver bullet to quickly bolster the dairy industry and that policy solutions are hard to come by whether working through the farm bill process or some other legislative vehicle,” said Jack Irvin, OFBF senior director of state and national affairs. “But Farm Bureau did not use that as an excuse and took a very proactive approach to finding solutions and are proud to offer another tool through this dairy revenue product.”Coverage options start at 70 percent and are available up to 95 percent, in 5 percent increments. Sign up for the insurance coverage beginning Oct. 9. Visit for details.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Cache Carnival festivities from around the world

first_img SharePrint RelatedCache Carnival: FAQsFebruary 19, 2019In “Community”Cache CarnivalFebruary 26, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Come one, come all to Cache Carnival!March 25, 2019In “News” From March 25 through April 14, 2019 geocachers around the world celebrated geocaching creativity and diversity with Cache Carnival. During this time geocachers showed their love for quality geocaches by awarding 378K Favorite points, and attending one of 1,223 Creation Celebration events around the world.Six souvenirs featuring carnival masks could be earned by finding geocaches, preferably with a high number of Favorite points, by earning Favorite points on a cache you own, or by attending a Creation Celebration event. Geocachers worldwide earned a total of 614K souvenirs.Though these numbers are impressive, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and with all of the creativity in Cache Carnival, we agree. See the images below for a glimpse of how geocachers celebrated Cache Carnival around the world.With cache quality on everyone’s mind many pictures of creative caches, and beautiful vistas surfaced under the hashtag #cachecarnival.Teamwork is required to open this tricky gadget cache in Austria.Photo by slo_gc_klubThis adorable cache container in Norway gives homage to Rudolph the famous red nosed reindeer.Photo by Solo_cacherA breathtaking view makes the track to the geocache worth it—even if the climb up gets you out of breath.Photo by cachefredReduce, reuse, recycle—and create a memorable experience for fellow geocachers. This cache deserves all the Favorite points it receives.Video by mahlin78_geocachingTo further celebrate creativity and cache quality, Creation Celebration events were held all over the world. Some were workshops, there was storytelling, and people learned new skills like tree climbing or learning to fish for geocaches on dry land.Even the logbooks at these events in Germany are extra creative. Geocachers learned how to utilize LED lights and machining tools to create geocaches that stand out.Photo by KleinaGangstaPhoto by AJCL2018Geocachers in Czech Republic meet to teach and learn how to climb trees safely.Photo by sad69Geocachers in France improved their woodworking skills and got to sign a cutting edge logbook.Photo by LestonanfamilhPhoto by gypenAt this event in the US, geocachers learned how to create a so called cryptex.Photo by wendyhueEven a Dalek couldn’t stay away from this awesome workshop event in the UK. Attendees were invited to create and explore cache ideas during the event.Photos by GeoJaxxHowever the highlight of Cache Carnival anywhere must have been this gorgeous homemade cake.Photo by SimeyBopThank you to everyone who took part of Cache Carnival and positively contributed to the celebration of geocaching around the world!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Trailer: Randeep Hooda as Raja Ravi Varma in Rang Rasiya

first_imgAfter the success of his film Kick and Highway, Randeep Hooda is back again with a film of completely different genre. The trailer of his much delayed film Rang Rasiya is out.The film depicts the love story of Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma and his muse Sugandha Bai played by Nandana Sen. The trailer looks intimate and artistic.Produced by Jayantilal Gada of PEN India, Rang Rasiya is directed by Ketan Mehta of Mangal Pandey fame.Randeep is sporting a thick moustache while doe-eyed Nandana Sen looks beautiful in the trailer.Randeep took to Twitter to announce the release of the film’s trailer. He tweeted, “Raja Ravi Varma gave face to our Gods, sari as our national garment and was the guru of the father of Indian cinema..”Produced by Jayantilal Gada of PEN India, Rang Rasiya is directed by Ketan Mehta of Mangal Pandey fame and will release on October 23.last_img read more

Smith Excited For Elite Eight Series At Home

first_imgFor the 17-year-old, who lives in Port Macquarie, the opportunity to play in the inaugural Elite Eight series in her home city for the New South Wales Country Mavericks is a very exciting prospect.  “It will be a great opportunity to play at home in front of the home crowd and hopefully they get behind me. It will just be a great experience at home with the Elite Eight,” Smith said. “It’s pretty exciting and it’s a big honour to play with some of the players around me. It’s going to be a great experience over the week and I’m really looking forward to it.”Smith is the youngest player in the Mavericks line-up and the opportunity to play with a number of Australian Women’ Open representatives from other country areas is something she is very grateful for. “There are a fair few Aussie players in there (the team) and some that are vying for (World Cup) selection. Players like Nicole Beck and Ash Dobbins, they are pretty good players and watching them perform at training has been pretty exciting. Growing up I’ve been watching them and it’s going to be a really good experience to play beside them because they are really top athletes and know the game really well so it should be a good experience.”Smith recently represented the Australian 18’s Girls team that defeated New Zealand 3-0 at the Youth Trans Tasman series in Canberra in January. She says that it was a great experience, and says her game has definitely benefitted after playing against the Kiwis.“It was probably the best experience I’ve ever had playing Touch Football. I worked pretty hard to try and get into the team. I didn’t think I’d make it after I broke my finger last year but the coach gave me saying I got in and it was just unreal and it was an experience that I’ll never forget. Winning it with the girls was pretty outstanding and I could do it again!”“There was a lot of people there supporting me and players like Louise Winchester, who I really look up to was on the sideline giving us pointers. I think that really helped our team a lot. The coach and assistant coach were really good support, just everyone in general did a really good job.”The Mavericks have been touted as one of the favourites to take out the Women’s Elite Eight title due to their impressive line-up on paper, but Smith and her side are taking it in their stride. “Everyone is saying that we are the team to watch out for but it’s the Elite Eight and it’s a tournament where everyone is going to be good all over the park. It’s going to be hard whoever we come up against, it’s just going to come down to who is the best on the day I guess.”There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information throughout the 2011 X-Blades National Touch League, from websites to social media, by clicking on the following links:NTL website – www.ntl.mytouchfooty.comTFA website – – Twitter – – read more

2014 Queensland All Schools results

first_imgCongratulations to the winners of the six divisions at the 2014 Queensland All Schools event. Open MixedAlfriston (NZ) defeated Chancellor CollegeOpen BoysKeebra Park defeated Ignatius ParkOpen GirlsEmmaus (Rockhampton) defeated Brisbane State HighJunior MixedRockhampton Grammar defeated Sheldon CollegeJunior BoysKeebra Park defeated Cavendish RoadJunior GirlsSt Columbans defeated Cavendish RoadRelated LinksQLD All Schoolslast_img

8 days agoMan City No2 Arteta: Foden potential is limitless

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City No2 Arteta: Foden potential is limitlessby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta says Phil Foden’s potential is limitless.The 19-year-old has been restricted to just three appearances this season.But Arteta thinks he will become a star under manager Pep Guardiola.”His potential is limitless,” Arteta said. “He is going to set his own limits.”The most important thing is that, as a club and around the team, we have created a really healthy, inspiring and challenging environment. That’s exactly what he needs.”The door is open. We have a manager who trusts in young players and he’s going to get opportunities.”With that type of environment, to grow and to always be going in the right direction is the most important thing.”I think he’ll be very successful.” last_img read more