BIA 12 Days of Christmas: Cinnamon Square to launch new brand

April 20, 2021

first_imgWinner of 2014’s Innovation Award, Cinnamon Square is number seven in the BIA 12 Days feature – ready to launch a new brand as well as expand the business.Paul Barker, owner of the bakery, spoke to British Baker about his plans for 2014, and stated that he will also be extending the baking school.“We are expecting 2015 to be an exciting year for us at Cinnamon Square. We are always innovating here and have a few projects ready to explore post-Christmas.“We will be evolving our cake decorating department, which has built a strong reputation locally since the introduction of that part of the business a few years ago.“There will be an addition to our website, which will target a specific product range to raise sales and distribution nationally.“A new brand will be introduced during 2015, which I am personally championing. I can’t give more details until we are ready to launch.“The Cinnamon Square brand is a really strong with award-winning products to match. We will be working hard on establishing the best ways to get these branded products accessible nationally, and would welcome any discussions with interested parties.“Our baking school, which has been integral to the success of Cinnamon Square, will include more courses to further build on its reputation. My Complete Baking Day course makes its debut in March and sold out within a few weeks of launch.”last_img read more

Gorillaz Animated Band Members Take The Virtual Stage For The First Time In New Video For “Tranz” [Watch]

March 2, 2021

first_imgFor twenty years, Gorillaz, the virtual band born from the minds of musician Damon Albarn and visual artist Jamie Hewlett, has captivated the attention of fans worldwide. From their hit records and their widely-viewed animated music videos to their lavishly produced live performances, people continue to be drawn to the project’s stylized, animated universe.Now, as the outfit is in the midst of The Now Now Tour in support of their most recent release, The Now Now, Gorillaz has shared a new video for the album’s second track, “Tranz”. As Consequence of Sound notes, while the video appears at first glance to be in the same vein as previous Gorillaz videos, this one has a notable difference: It’s the first video that actually depicts Gorillaz’ animated band members—2D, Noodle, Russel Hobbs, and Murdoc—playing as a band, rather than exploring in one of their usual surreal, cosmic fantasy situations.After setting the animated-though-realism-centered stage, the video proceeds into layers of strangeness, shifting to claymation cut scenes and other animation styles amid the “live” shots to add visual texture and evoke the feel of a typical music video, all while maintaining their familiarly out-there aesthetic. The video was directed by Jamie Hewlett and Nicos Livesey with additional support from Blinkink and Eddy, a Paris, France-based production team. Check it out below:Gorillaz – “Tranz” [Official Video][Video: Gorillaz]The next leg of the group’s tour begins in Canada with performances in Toronto on Monday, October 8th, and Montreal on October 9th. From there, the group will head to the Northeast for arena shows in Philadelphia, PA (10/11); Brooklyn, NY (10/13); and Boston, MA (10/14). On October 16th, Gorillaz will head to Chicago, followed by their Demon Dayz festival in Pico Rivera, CA on October 20th with Erykah Badu, D.R.A.M., The Internet, and more.For a list of Gorillaz’ upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.[H/T – Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

New Belfer Center Web resource on Syria crisis

March 1, 2021

first_imgHarvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has launched a one-stop shop, “Harvard–Belfer on Syria,” for policy makers, journalists, and citizens who want to further their understanding of the crisis in Syria and the U.S. government’s response.This Web resource was created to provide information on President Obama’s question of whether or not the United States should authorize limited, proportionate air strikes to “punish,” “degrade,” and “deter” future chemical weapons attacks by the Assad government.Check out the following pages for context, analysis, maps, video discussions, and to share your own view on what the U.S. should do.Just the FactsStatements from World LeadersBest Analytic ArgumentsKey ConsiderationsBelfer Publications on SyriaHarvardX Syria LecturesWhat Do You Think? (get your opinion published)last_img read more

The lessons of teaching

March 1, 2021

first_img Harvard Ed Portal program offers fun, skill-building activities for local students Related “We were both surprised by how well that assignment went for each of us. In both of our curriculums, in the classes we take, there isn’t really time to do an activity like that, where you just take time to free-write, share, and reflect on it,” she said. “It was so interesting to dissect our different pieces and talk about our trains of thought while we were writing. That experience emphasized to me that it can be worthwhile to do something completely new, or something you wouldn’t expect to do.”Those pleasant surprises are the greatest rewards of mentoring, Eysenbach said.As she walks back across the bridge to Cambridge each Wednesday evening, her mind buzzes with the material they worked through that afternoon. No matter how many half-finished p-sets are waiting back in her dorm, those bright spots put a spring in her step.“Mentoring really does remind me why I started loving engineering in the first place,” she said. “In classes, a lot of times they are more theory-based, and your eyes can start to glaze over while you’re hearing a lecture. But when you see your mentee finally understand how a closed circuit lights up a light bulb, that is just incredible. It inspires me to try and find that joy in my own engineering classes.” Some unknown criminal had eaten all of Grace Eysenbach’s cupcakes.She and her partner were on the case. They examined and classified fingerprints on the cupcake box and used chromatography to determine which colored marker was used to write a note left at the scene. Their scientific know-how paid off, and the frosting-fingered perpetrator was quickly apprehended.The duo’s detective work was a lesson Eysenbach designed to teach a fifth-grader about colors, solutions, molecules, and scientific research methods. All in a session’s work for Eysenbach ’20, an electrical engineering concentrator at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, who mentors three students at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston.“It’s the happiest three hours of my week — getting to walk across the river and spend time in the mind of a kid, thinking about how education can be exciting,” she said. “Oftentimes, as College students, it is easy to just view education as a series of to-dos. But just to remember how much we all loved school when we were younger, and then trying to recreate that experience for our mentees, is so much fun.”Eysenbach is one of 28 Harvard undergrads who work one-on-one with elementary, middle-, and high-school students. With guidance from Ed Portal staff and interns from the Graduate School of Education, they design unique curricula that match the interests and goals of their young charges.Armed with a brief description of their students’ areas of interest, volunteers have access to Ed Portal resources, which include a well-equipped science room and various arts and crafts and other supplies, to use with their lessons.,“One of the challenges I face is keeping a student engaged while also challenging them,” said Julia Henry ’20, an environmental science and engineering concentrator. “It can be difficult to strike the right chord when I’m not really familiar with what a sixth-grader’s background is. But it is so helpful to work with other mentors and the resources the Ed Portal provides to keep a mentee engaged and excited.”One of Henry’s favorite lessons is a model Earth experiment she developed to teach her student about climate change. They paint three different spheres, one covered in ice, one with ice at the poles, and one with no ice at all, to demonstrate how melting ice caps create a positive feedback loop that alters the planet’s surface temperature.The project helped her student fulfill a semester goal of learning more about science, while enabling Henry to draw on her environmental engineering expertise. There are many challenges to building a nine-week academic plan, she said, and mentoring is about process goals, so just getting a student excited about science is well worth the effort.Moriah Lim ’22 first became fascinated with science in grade school, thanks to the mentors who helped his robotics club. As a way to pay it forward and strengthen his engineering skills, Lim, a mechanical engineering concentrator, now co-teaches a robotics class for six sixth-graders.It can be demanding to ensure he and his co-teacher are giving each member of the group the guidance they need while working through material that can be heavy for students with little computer science background.But the “ah-ha” moments make it worth it. He recalls a difficult lesson where students struggled to understand the concept of computer-program loops as they tried to figure out how to make a robot move in a square. After a lot of coaching, they successfully used loops to dramatically shorten the programming process and beamed as they watched the bot move.Fourth-grader Shu Yan Huang, 9, collaborates on a project with her mentor, Julia Henry ’20, an environmental science and engineering concentrator. Jiayin Lu/SEAS Communications“That was a really cool moment,” Lim recalled. “It reminded me why our course is important. It teaches them different engineering and programming skills, but also logical thinking skills that can be applied to many different areas, in their other classes or even in their future careers. Getting them interested and excited about robotics and electronics is really cool.”But what happens if a student isn’t interested in a mentor’s area of expertise?Caroline Ko ’20, an environmental science and engineering concentrator, has been working far out of her comfort zone on arts and crafts projects and creative writing assignments. She ties the material to STEM when she can, but has surprised herself by how much she has learned through the lessons.Creating engaging and memorable lessons for students is no mean feat, especially when they are also mired in homework and extracurricular activities. It emphasizes the struggles K-12 teachers face in the classroom every day, she said.One of Ko’s most rewarding moments came during a creative writing session. She and her student free-wrote in silence for 10 minutes, journaling about something they knew would never happen to them. Ko wrote about flying a spaceship to the moon, while her mentee wrote about piloting a submarine deep into the ocean. Free Ed Portal series keeps young students thinking, engaged, and curious Summer explorers A season for explorationlast_img read more

Spring Classics: Regional Running Races

December 30, 2020

first_imgGo the Distance: The rolling, scenic Umstead 100-mile run near Raleigh, N.C., is the best beginner-friendly century run in the country.PrintIt’s the season of bloom—and also a time when runners shed their winter skin and get ready to race. Toe the line at one of the South’s classic foot races. From fast road races to epic off-road ultras, the region has the perfect course for every distance.Charlottesville Ten Miler Charlottesville, Va. • March 16 A rite of passage in Charlottesville’s tight-knit running community, the scenic ten miler attracts a field of over 2,000 runners who enjoy the best of the historic town in Thomas Jefferson country. Racers take off from the grounds of the University of Virginia and wind through the campus towards downtown and back. Mid-March should deliver the perfect temps for finishing 10 miles, while taking in views of the surrounding Central Virginia Blue Ridge off in the distance.Cooper River Bridge Run 10K Charleston, S.C. • April 6  Spring will be singing as you run with the masses at this popular low country 10K. Growing into one of the region’s most popular road races since inception in 1978, the race features some of the best landscapes of the South Carolina coast as it moves from Mt. Pleasant across the Cooper River via the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge into historic downtown Charleston. In addition to the camaraderie of 40,000 runners, the race will get a sonic boost in 2013 with the addition of 20 bands from varying genres along the course.River Bound Race Series   Swannanoa, N.C. • April 6   North Carolina Outward Bound hosts this fast-growing race series on the trails of Warren Wilson College. At the first race on April 6, choose between a 10K or 5K as you run through the scenic campus’s impressive network of trails that often parallels the Swannanoa River. Additional races take place on June 8 (15K/5K) and September 14 (half marathon and 5K). There is also an additional series on various trails around Charlotte with races in May, July, and September.Umstead 100 Miler  Raleigh, N.C. • April 6 For the better part of two decades, Umstead has been helping ultra runners make the leap to the coveted century mark, and along the way prepared them for some of the epics with tougher topography. Runners are given a generous 30 hours to complete eight 12.5-mile laps on the loop course within Raleigh’s Umstead State Park. Set on a course of powdery granite screenings that’s gentle under the legs, runners follow a well-marked path with glow sticks for finding your way at night. There’s a total of 8,000 feet of elevation gain during the race, but with plenty of space between the hills, runners have ample time for recovery. A 50-mile option is also offered.Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K  Richmond, Va. •  April 13 Shrouded in Virginia’s seasonal blooms, a huge field of 35,000 runs out and back around the median of Monument Avenue in Richmond’s Historic District. Along the way, the thick pack of runners gains the momentum of live bands and loud partying spectators, as they enjoy the comfort of the tree-lined streets that move past a series of statues commemorating legends of the Confederacy and legendary tennis champ Arthur Ashe (an area native). With a flat course and plenty of encouragement coming in every direction, this is a great race for runners just making the leap to 10K.Scenic City Trail Marathon and Half-Marathon Chattanooga, Tenn. • May 18 Trail running is serious business on the vast network of footpaths constantly being created in Chattanooga. Get a taste of the area’s choice singletrack at one of the largest trail marathons in the South. Choose between 26.2 and 13.1 miles as you huff it on the trails of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Raccoon Mountain, which features plenty of twists, turns, roots, and rocks, as well as expansive views you’d hope to find on the eastern side of good ole’ Rocky Top. When it comes to climbing, though, this one isn’t quite as steep as other races in the venerable Salomon Rock/Creek Trail Series, so road warriors looking to try trail should consider this a solid option.Capitol Hill Classic 10K    Washington, D.C. • May 19  Seize the opportunity to march on Washington in a pair of short shorts. This classic 34-year-old event in the District is the only race run entirely though the historic corridor of Capitol Hill. Runners pass the U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress before taking shelter from the sun under the tree canopies along East Capitol Street. Circle around RFK Stadium before heading back down East Capitol for the finish.last_img read more

Selden Man Killed in Crash With Suffolk Bus

December 16, 2020

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 20-year-old man was killed when the car he was driving was involved in a fatal collision with a Suffolk County bus in his hometown of Selden on Monday night.Suffolk County police said Zachary Rauso was driving a Mercury southbound on Dare Road, when his vehicle crashed into a northbound Suffolk Transit bus at 5:55 p.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.The 52-year-old bus driver and the lone passenger on the bus were both taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety Section officers inspected the bus and towed it from the scene.Sixth Squad detectives impounded the Mercury, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone that witnessed this crash to call them at 631-854-8652.last_img read more

Follow me on Instagram

October 16, 2020

first_img  SHARE  TWEET Don’t forget to follow! Find me here: Instagram.com/governortomwolf August 22, 2017 The Blog As Governor of Pennsylvania, I have the privilege of traveling all over our commonwealth visiting Pennsylvania businesses, attending iconic events, and meeting Pennsylvanians that make our state great. I love getting to meet folks from all corners of the commonwealth and hearing about what makes them proud to be a Pennsylvanian.That’s why earlier this summer I joined Instagram so I can start sharing more of these moments with everyone in our great state. Follow me at @GovernorTomWolf to see every post and pit stop.Here are some of my favorite moments from the past few months: Follow me on Instagramcenter_img By: Governor Tom Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Aussie Open: Ferocious heat ‘killed me’ says beaten Halep

September 26, 2020

first_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithLook Up At The Most Fascinated Ceilings In The World8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value “The sun was strong, I didn’t like that much to play in this weather. “The level of energy went down a little bit, and I felt it in the legs. I was not used to it in the last two weeks, we didn’t have that much heat.” Halep, who will rise a spot to two in the world rankings next week despite defeat, said her failure to bury Muguruza when ahead in both sets stung her. “To lose like this hurts more, definitely. I’m in pain now, I have to admit,” she said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Simona Halep said the fierce heat and sun “killed me” during her Australian Open semi-final defeat after she let slip opportunities to put away unseeded Garbine Muguruza on Thursday. The Romanian fourth seed had not dropped a set in reaching the last four, but she lost her cool – mangling her racquet – on the way to a 7-6 (10⁄8), 7-5 defeat. Romania’s Simona Halep lost her semi-final in sweltering Melbourne to Garbine Muguruza Muguruza, like Halep a two-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one, meets American 14th seed Sofia Kenin in the final in Melbourne, where temperatures soared close to 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) on Thursday. “It was very, very hot today and I felt it. Killed me after the first set, in the end of the first set,” said the 28-year-old Halep.Advertisementlast_img read more

Rugby’s Hong Kong, Singapore Sevens await fate as virus hammers Asian sport

September 26, 2020

first_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThese Maisie Williams Facts Are Bound To Shock You9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s Daughter9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 10 Most Famous Female Racers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo? The announcement comes a day after the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, scheduled for April 19, was postponed, becoming the biggest single sports event affected by COVID-19 so far. The Hong Kong Sevens is scheduled for April 3-5, with Singapore a week later. Both cities are scrambling to deal with the virus, with 50 confirmed cases each and one death in Hong Kong. The COVID-19 death toll leapt to 1,355 on Thursday with nearly 60,000 infections in China, where the virus is thought to have emerged in the city of Wuhan. The Singapore Sevens is due to take place a week after the tournament in Hong Kong Read Also: Coronavirus: HSBC Women’s golf in Singapore cancelledAsia’s sports schedule has been hammered by the coronavirus, with Singapore’s HSBC Women’s World Championship, starting on February 27, among two golf events cancelled this week.The start of China’s Super League football is indefinitely on hold, and Chinese clubs are mostly sidelined from Asia’s Champions League until April.Athletics’ World Indoor Championships, due to be held in Nanjing in March, were postponed for a year, while boxing, tennis, basketball, skiing, diving, snooker and badminton have also been affected in China.But the biggest domino to fall was Shanghai’s Formula One grand prix, which was postponed “to ensure the health and safety of the travelling staff, championship participants and fans”, the FIA, motorsport’s governing body, said on Wednesday.No new date was proposed for the race – one of 22 on this year’s calendar – and there has been no announcement about the inaugural grand prix in Vietnam, scheduled for April 5.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Rugby’s Hong Kong and Singapore Sevens were expected to be postponed on Thursday as Asian sport reels from the coronavirus, with the Chinese Grand Prix, golf and football fixtures among the long list of casualties. World Rugby was set to announce the fate of Hong Kong and Singapore, the only Asian events on this year’s global sevens series, at 5:00 pm (0900 GMT), with some reports saying they would be put on hold. The Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament attracts fans from all over the worldAdvertisement World Rugby would not reveal any details of Thursday’s announcement, describing “a rapidly-evolving situation, which we continue to monitor in close collaboration with key stakeholders”.“It would be inappropriate to speculate on any potential impact at this stage,” a spokesman told AFP.But many inside the sport did not expect the Hong Kong tournament to go ahead as scheduled.“It’s obviously a real shame but they have to put the health of those involved and attending first so it’s the right thing to do if it’s postponed,” Ben Ryan, who coached Fiji to Olympic sevens gold in 2016, told the South China Morning Post.– ‘Health and safety’ –The Hong Kong Sevens, an annual fixture since 1976, is an important source of revenue and prestige for a city which has plunged into recession following months of pro-democracy protests and the US-China trade war.The colourful, three-day tournament, a guaranteed sell-out, is the signature event of the 10-stop sevens series and was a driving force behind the sport’s Olympic inclusion.The Hong Kong Sevens is the signature event on the global sevens series Loading… last_img read more

Area Girls Basketball Scores (12-8)

September 24, 2020

first_imgArea Girls Basketball Scores.Thursday  (12-8)Franklin County  71     Harrison  24Columbus North  63     East Central  37South Ripley  72     Shawe Memorial  31Lawrenceburg  42     North Decatur  39Hauser  42     South Decatur  38Greensburg  54     South Dearborn  23Trinity Lutheran  57     Rising Sun  43New Washington  64     SW Hanover  56Greenwood Christian 44  Edinburgh 38last_img