2 May

County to Spray for Mosquito Control on Tuesday and Wednesday

first_imgWeather permitting; the Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control will be treating areas of Cape May County as part of its effort to control adult mosquitoes. The Department will use Aqua Reslin, trade name for permethrin, and/or Aqua Anvil / Anvil 10+10, trade names for sumithrin, and/or Zenivex, trade name for etofenprox, applied as ultra-low volume aerosols. Spraying by truck may take place on Tuesday, August 23, and/or, Wednesday, August 24, between the hours of 7 PM and 12 midnight. Portions of the following municipalities that may be sprayed include:Ocean CityBeesleys Point, Marmora, Palermo & Seaville in Upper TownshipSouth Seaville & South Dennis in Dennis TownshipGoshen & Dias Creek in Middle TownshipThank you and if you have any questions, please call the county office at (609) 465-9038 between the hours of 7am and 3pm.last_img read more

21 Apr

Husky adds chilled display

first_imgHusky Group has launched the IcePod 2 Modular display freezer or chiller combination, which has three separate stackable pods.Each module operates as either a chiller or freezer through simple thermostatic adjustment and can work individually or together as a stack.The company has also unveiled the Mega Cavern Multideck, which is a stacked display unit designed to show off stock to maximum effect, says the company, and has a large open-fronted display area, which provides product visibility from all angles.It is also equipped with a turbo air curtain preventing cold air escaping, automatic defrost capability and a free night blind.[http://www.huskyproducts.com]last_img read more

21 Apr

FSA to review bakery acrylamide levels

first_imgThe Food Standards Agency (FSA) will be surveying acrylamide levels this year as part of its ongoing programme. Depending on the levels found, the FSA may evaluate steps bakery manufacturers have taken to address contamination levels.Following the news, both the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) its Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery Sector (BCCC) are urging those within the industry to continue to reduce acrylamide in their products. Acrylamide is known to cause cancer in animals, and it is believed that its presence in some foods could harm people’s health. It is formed when amino acid asparagine, present in proteins, is heated above 120ºC together with reducing sugars. The reaction that occurs leads to the production of acrylamide, alongside colour-forming (browning) and flavour-producing compounds, and is known as the Maillard reaction.Martin Turton, manager of BCCC, told British Baker: “At present, legal control measures in relation to acrylamide do not exist. However, to ensure that companies and trade associations do everything possible to minimise the risk by implementing the FoodDrinkEurope Acrylamide Toolbox, the FDF and BCCC would strongly urge manufacturers to continue with their efforts at reducing acrylamide levels. If sufficient progress is demonstrated by the results of government monitoring exercises, this will not only achieve the reduction in acrylamide levels that is being sought, but it will also render additional regulation unnecessary.”The FoodDrinkEurope Acrylamide Toolbox, which was updated last September, is a resource for food manufacturers to help reduce acrylamide levels. It incorporates the latest scientific research and feedback from food operators, and deals with three main ingredient types where acrylamide formation is most likely to occur – potatoes, cereals and coffee. It also deals with four processes whereby levels of acrylamide could be affected, including agronomical, recipe, processing and final preparation.  Acrylamide was first discovered in biscuits and snacks in 2002, when the European and UK authorities were investigating its formation and the implications for its presence in food. It can be found in baked and cooked products such as bread, crisps and crisp breads. Turton added: “FDF members are acting on acrylamide, but the spectre of regulation hangs over the industry if we do not all – members and non-members alike – demonstrate that we are aware of and implementing the FDE toolbox.”To download the FoodDrinkEurope Acrylamide Toolbox (PDF), visit: http://www.fooddrinkeurope.eu/publication/fooddrinkeurope-updates-industry-wide-toolbox-to-help-manufacturers-further/last_img read more

20 Apr

Patisserie Valerie cakes to hit shelves in Sainsbury’s

first_imgSource: Patisserie ValeriePatisserie Valerie has unveiled a new partnership with Sainsbury’s which will see a selection of its cakes and pastries sold in 250 of the retailer’s stores. Fourteen of its bestselling cake and patisserie lines will be available at 250 Sainsbury’s patisserie counters in a phased roll out from today (25 November).A further six handmade celebration cakes can be ordered alongside the range via Sainsbury’s click & collect system, Food To Order, from December.The line-up includes:Raspberry Bombe (£4.35) – an all-butter chocolate tartlet with a dark chocolate raspberry ganache filling, topped with a raspberry cremeux dome, red glaze, raspberry pieces and a signature dark chocolate Patisserie Valerie plaqueMille Feuille (£3.55) – three layers of hand-folded, butter puff pastry with a custard St Honore cream filling, soft fondant topping and hand-decorated chocolate feather garnishBaked Cheesecake (£3.55) – a New York-style baked cheesecake with vanilla filling and a crumbly biscuit base, finished with a fresh cream rosette and chocolate shardTriple Chocolate Delight (£29.95) – three layers of soft chocolate sponge, rich chocolate cream, a dark chocolate ganache drip, rich chocolate cream rosettes, topped with vanilla and chocolate macaronsFairytale Gateau (£32.95) – four layers of vanilla sponge, vanilla Swiss buttercream and raspberry jam, finished with glimmer pearls, pink sprinkles and hand-piped pink and white Swiss buttercream whirls.“Both Patisserie Valerie and Sainsbury’s are brands that are much loved and trusted by UK consumers. In bringing our range exclusively into Sainsbury’s stores and online to their customers, we are excited to build on that trust with our high quality, handmade cakes and patisserie,” said James Fleming, CEO of Patisserie Valerie.“It was important to us that the offer was exactly the same as the menu served in our cafes and we have worked together as a team with Sainsbury’s to ensure that this is possible, without any compromise to the visual excitement and eating enjoyment of all our products.”It’s not the first time Patisserie Valerie’s cakes have been sold in Sainsbury’s. The pair teamed up in 2017 for a trial which saw cakes and pastries sold in presentation boxes at 12 of the retailer’s sites. The trial was extended to 70 Sainsbury’s stores in 2018.Later that year, Patisserie Valerie’s parent company Patisserie Holdings entered administration. It was acquired by private equity firm Causeway Capital and has since merged with Bakers & Baristas.last_img read more

2 Mar

Broccoli Samurai Covers The Rick And Morty Theme Song At Funk Fest [Video]

first_imgCleveland’s native sons Broccoli Samurai made fans of Rick and Morty, the hit Adult Swim animated series, take notice at the recent Funk Fest in Punta Gorda when they laid down a spot-on cover of the enormously successful show’s theme song, a tune which has been in their live rotation for some time now. The song was slipped into the middle of their well-received set at the Florida festival just as a spectacular sunset gave them a beautiful backdrop to play against. Broccoli Samurai is no stranger to the festival stages, as they have notched dozens of appearances around the country since their founding in 2010.Deadmau5 Spent $15K On “Rick And Morty” McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce To Give To Fans [Listen]In addition to several strong selections from their original repertoire, the band also slipped a second cover into their set in the form of Lotus‘s Nomad track “Greet The Mind”. You can see videos of Broccoli Samurai’s Rick and Morty theme and their rendition of “Greet The Mind” below:Broccoli Samurai – “Rick And Morty Theme”Broccoli Samurai – “Greet The Mind”Broccoli Samurai joined a fantastic lineup of funk acts both new and old over the course of two days in sunny Punta Gorda. Other artists on the 2018 bill included Tower of Power, Blackberry Smoke, Turkuaz, The Soul Rebels, Here Come The Mummies, Joe Marcinek, Wild Adriatic, Resinated, Band of Heathens, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Voodoo Visionary, Gang of Thieves, and Reverend Barry & The Funk.For a list of Broccoli Samurai’s upcoming performances, head to the band’s website.Keep your eyes out for further coverage from a fantastic weekend of funk at Funk Fest Punta Gorda.last_img read more

30 Dec

Duke’s Sin in Eden: Thoughts on the Recent Coal Ash Spill

first_imgThe community of Eden is usually paradise. It’s nestled in the scenic Blue Ridge north of Winston-Salem and Greensboro along the bucolic Dan River. However, this week,  it was also home to the third largest coal ash disaster in U.S. history. Duke Enerrgy’s coal-fired power plant spilled 80,000 tons of coal ash—enough to fill 32 Olympic swimming pools—into the Dan River, endangering water supplies for thousands of area residents. Coal ash is laced with toxic heavy metals, including mercury and arsenic, which persist for decades. The river, grey and filled with sludge for miles downstream of the spill, may be severely compromised in its ability to support fishing, recreation, and aquatic life for years to come. It’s especially tragic because of the efforts that Eden has been making to grow it’s outdoor recreation opportunities. Eden has been a popular new recreation spot in the Southeast, and the Dan River is a big reason for drawing outdoor enthusiasts there.A postal worker in Eden first alerted officials that the river was running black. It took 24 hours for Duke Energy and the Department of Natural Resources to acknowledge the spill, which still is not fully contained.Coal ash ponds are ticking time bombs. They are usually located beside major waterways and they are largely unregulated. Leaks and spills are inevitable, and Southern Appalachia has already been hit hard by coals ash spills in recent years.Whatever you think about coal-fired energy, it seems absurd to dump coal ash in unlined ponds beside rivers that supply our drinking water. Most residents of the South live within 100 miles of a coal-fired power plant and get their water from a waterway threatened by a coal ash pond.View aerial footage of the Dan River spill here.last_img read more

20 Dec

Police In Brazil And Bolivia Agree To Joint Fight Against Organized Crime

first_imgBy Dialogo February 19, 2009 The Federal Police of Bolivia and Brazil signed an agreement Wednesday to strengthen ‎bilateral cooperation in combating organized crime, including actions against drug ‎trafficking, money laundering, and weapons smuggling.‎ The Convention on Police Cooperation Strategy of 2009 was signed by Luiz Fernando ‎Correa, the general director of the Federal Police (PF) of Brazil, and General Wilge Abel ‎Obleas, the National Planning Director of the National Police of Bolivia, in Campo ‎Grande in the of state Mato Grosso do Sul. ‎ According to a note from the PF, police hierarchies of both countries agreed to “perform ‎a series of actions aimed at combating organized crime, principally drug trafficking, arms ‎trafficking, money laundering, and related crimes.” ‎ It emphasizes the actions of “logistical support” for joint or isolated operations, training ‎agents, and the exchange of intelligence information in the fight against organized crime.‎ The police corps from both countries will evaluate the possibility of appointing Brazilian ‎federal police officers to act as “official links” to the Special Force to Fight Drug ‎Trafficking in Bolivia. ‎ Moreover, Bolivia is committed to carrying out operations aimed at the “eradication of ‎marijuana and excess coca plants in their territory” with the help of logistical support ‎from Brazilian officials.‎ The agreement, which is valid for one year, includes technical visits and missions to ‎enhance joint investigations and exchange data relating to laws against drug and weapons ‎trafficking and money laundering.‎last_img read more

18 Dec

Long Island Father’s Day 2013 Events

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Some dads like to go fishing on Father’s Day.Not every dad wants to sit home and watch the game. Some like abstract art, muscle cars, or fine wine. Others prefer beer and brunch. Either way, here’s 10 special events and deals across Long Island to get dad off the couch this Father’s Day, which is Sunday.Special Father’s Day Cruise, Captree State Park, Robert Moses Causeway, Babylon.  1 – 2:30 p.m. Great South Bay sightseeing aboard the Delta Lady. Adults $15, Seniors $12, Children (12 and under) $10. Reservations recommended. 631-422-1060.Annual Father’s Day Car Show and Swap Meet, Merrick Train Station, Sunrise Hwy and Merrick Ave., Merrick. 9 – 4 p.m. Cars, vendors, food, rides, and live music. $15 pre-registered, $20 the day of. 516-369-0122.Father’s Day Celebration at Cold Spring Harbor, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor. 10 – 5 p.m. Fathers fish for free when accompanied by their child. 516-692-6768.“Cheers for Dad” Father’s Day, Sparkling Pointe Vineyard, 39750 Country Road 48, Southold. 2 – 5 p.m. Gourmet barbeque, wine, local beer, and live jazz. $40 per adult, $10 per child. Reservations required. 631-765-0200.Father’s Day Brunch, Inn at Great Neck, 30 Cutter Mill Rd., Great Neck. 12 – 2:30 p.m. Fathers receive a complimentary draft beer and a voucher for a future complimentary brunch. Reservations required. 516-773-2000.Father’s Day at the Heckscher Museum, Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. 11 – 5 p.m. Free admission for fathers and grandfathers. $6 for adults, $4 for students over 10, free for children 10 and under. 631-351-3250.“Cars and Coffee,” New York Restomod, 91 Milbar Blvd., Farmingdale.  8 – 11 a.m. Muscle cars and street rods. Free admission and breakfast for all. Free goody bags with advance registration. 1-800-913-3511.Father’s Day BBQ Brunch, Allegria Hotel, 80 West Broadway, Long Beach. 12 – 5 p.m. Unlimited champagne, mimosas, and Bloody Marys. $57 per person. 516-992-3730.Father’s Day Hike, Whiskey Hill, Bridgehampton. 10 – 11 a.m. Meet on Mill Path (off Lopers Path East) for a 1.7 mile hike with ocean views. 631-537-5202.Father’s Day Grand Buffet, Three Village Inn, 150 Main St, Stony Brook. 10:30 am – 2 pm. $39 per adult, half price for children under 10. 631-751-0555.last_img read more

20 Oct

Is Paradise lost?

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19 Oct

Goodyear Indonesia suspends production to comply with PSBB policy

first_imgThe company went on to say that the decision was taken to maintain the health and safety of its employees. The measure is also meant to help the company address the market changes during the unfavorable global conditions.Indonesia’s factory activity contracted to a record level in the first half of the year as a result of weak demand and disruption to the supply chain against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. Bank Indonesia’s Prompt Manufacturing Index (PMI-BI) was recorded at 45.64 percent; an index reading above 50 indicates expansion while below 50 is a contraction.Despite the production suspension, Goodyear head of marketing and corporate communication Wicaksono Soebroto said on Thursday that the company’s activities were still running as usual with some limitations.“Other supporting roles are still working from home,” he told The Jakarta Post via text message. “However, for warehousing and shipping, employees still have to come to the office within a limited schedule while applying preventive measures.”Wicaksono added that all of the company’s employees continued to be paid despite the temporary production shut down.As of 1.26 p.m., Goodyear’s share price was unchanged at Rp 1,510 (9.7 US cents) apiece.Topics : Publicly listed tire manufacturer PT Goodyear Indonesia has temporarily shut down its production activity to comply with the large-scale social restriction (PSBB) measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.The publicly listed firm halted its production on April 20 until May 3 in a bid to comply with the recent PSBB policy applied in the Bogor city area in West Java where the company is located. The factory’s temporary shutdown is longer than Bogor’s PSBB policy, which is due to expire on April 29.“Until today, we are still assessing the impact of the COVID-19 situation and we hope that the temporary production halt will not affect the company’s continuity,” the company said in a statement on Wednesday posted on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) website.last_img read more