Morrisons’ in-store bakery in Wincheap, Canterbury, won last year’s In-store Bakery of the Year Award at the Baking Industry Awards.British Baker spoke to the team about the business, winning the award and what they felt made them stand out from the competition.Morrisons’ Wincheap store operates a scratch bakery and consists of 11 members of staff who range in experience from 24 years with the company, to new apprentices training at college and in-store.Dawn Foods, sponsors of the Award in 2011, said: “Colin and his team showed great passion and commitment to customer service. The in-store operation was to a very high standard and Colin displayed al the qualities of a good manager in terms of his competencies required to coach and lead a successful team. Their customer insight and knowledge was to a very high standard, and this was reflected in their sales results.”YouTube link: http://youtu.be/NOBOkgpWeEYMusic: Find It Someday by Derek Clegg (Creative Commons licence).
This week, Saint Mary’s club Belles for Life is presenting their annual “Respect Life Week.”The club’s social media commissioner, sophomore Morgan Chichester explained that “Respect Life Week” is designed to honor life.“Respect Life Week” is put on by Belles for Life and is just a week to celebrate all stages of life, starting from natural conception, on campus and present opportunities and information to cultivate a culture of life,” she said.There are a variety of events planned for the week, including talks and movies, senior Katherine Dunn, president of Belles for Life, said.“Yesterday Suzy Younger came and gave a talk about and NaPro technology and how to track women’s cycles,” Dunn said. “Today, we are showing a documentary called ‘I Lived on Parker Avenue’ about adoption at 8 p.m. in Spes Unica 145. On Wednesday, we will be having a talk from a representative from Students for Life of America called Apologetics 201 in Vander Vennet at 7 p.m.”Other events will include tables where students can learn about various resources pertaining to the club’s mission.”Today, there will be tabling event with information for pregnant and parenting resources for Saint Mary’s students,“ Dunn said. ”On Wednesday we will have a tabling event in the student atrium and it’s going to ask people when human rights begin. We’ll have a timeline from conception to birth and we’ll just have conversations with people. On Thursday we will have another tabling event on library green or in Spes Unica if it’s cold outside, where we will have a chalkboard and people write why they are pro-life. We are also encouraging all club members to wear their apparel on Thursday. On Friday, just to celebrate life there will be free balloons.”The planning process for this year’s “Respect Life Week” was a team effort.”The Belles for Life commissioners came together and everyone took an event and we bounced ideas off each other,“ Dunn said. ”Some events we’ve done in the past and others are newer.“When planning, the club also tried to make sure the events focused on a variety of issues concerning the pro-life cause.”We don’t want to solely focus on abortion all the time, so we tried to have a variety of events,“ Dunn said.Dunn said that students should attend the events to form new perspectives on what it means to be pro-life.”If you don’t identify as pro-life, I think you should attend to see what the pro-life cause is because I think most of these events people could get on board with,“ she said. ”If you’re pro-life, I think you need to be pro-life in more facets of your life than just going to the March for Life or saying that you are pro-life.“Chichester said students should attend the events to expand their perspective.”Students should attend these events to show support for being pro-life on campus, to gain different prospectives, to learn from different people, and overall just empowering women and celebrating life,” she said.Dunn said she believes the week is great way to ponder what it means to be pro-life.”I think this week is a great way to reflect on what being pro-life actually means and what it means to pro life in every day life,“ she said.Chichester said that the week is important because it provides support for community members.”It is an empowering week learning from different people but also standing up for what you believe in and cultivating life on campus,“ she said. ”It is also important to let pregnant and parenting students on campus know that they’re not alone, that we stand by them and that there are resources to help them.“Tags: Belles for Life, Respect Life Week, saint mary’s
Share 18 Views no discussions Share NewsRegional Jamaica opens South American market by: – June 2, 2011 Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Minister of Tourism Mr. Edmond Barret (second right)Jamaica has secured some 10,000 new airline seats out of the burgeoning South America travel market, improving the prospects for growing tourist arrivals to the island.Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett announced yesterday that the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has forged arrangements with key South American tour operators and airlines to bring tourists to the island over the next six months. “We were able to structure an arrangement which will be finalized to enable flights to begin from Brazil to Jamaica somewhere between November and December of this year. The critical importance of that arrangement was the partnership that we were able to forge with one of the largest tour operators in the Americas, CVC,” Minister Bartlett announced.In addition to Brazil, an arrangement has been forged with Principales Air Lines (PAL) to operate direct flights out of Chile into Montego Bay and PRL Colombia SAS which will operate chartered flights out of Bogota and Medellin in Colombia directly into Montego Bay. “We are excited about that and the key value of the South American market, for us, is that their winter is our summer and so during our shoulder months like September, October, November we can be assured of good traffic coming in during that time,” the Tourism Minister said as he explained the rationale of tapping the South American market.In highlighting the significance of the South American market to boosting Jamaica’s tourism, Director of Tourism and Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board John Lynch pointed out that Brazil’s large population and vibrant economy alone holds much potential for attracting potential travellers. Additionally, he said, the continent’s close proximity and established air links to parts of Africa also provides for opportunities to bringing visitors from other areas to Jamaica. The Minister emphasized that this marketing thrust to capture tourists out of South America forms part of a strategic move to tap new emerging markets in an effort to boost tourist arrivals. He said the next stop would be Russia.Caribbean 360 News
Shasta (1-2) at Eureka (1-3)Friday’s game between Shasta and Eureka will serve as the Loggers’ penultimate home game of the season.Eureka comes into the contest fresh off its first win of the season, a 32-7 drubbing of Montgomery—Santa Rosa last week. Shasta enters Friday’s game coming off a 50-14 loss at home to Elk Grove. Eureka won last season’s game between the two teams 35-14. Eureka’s quarterback Trevor Bell currently has the 11th most passing yards (787) in the North Coast Section. His …
12 July 2016Welcome to the team @SongoFipaza #stoked2ride pic.twitter.com/51CUMlqKbo— SpecializedZA (@SpecializedZA) February 16, 2015Kayamandi, on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, might not have a swimming pool but it hasn’t stopped resident Songo Fipaza from following his dreams of coaching kids to use the sport for upliftment. He wants to build the township a swimming pool to develop aspiring swimmers. Perhaps one day they could become Olympic gold winners.Fipaza and his non-profit organisation Songo.info is currently raising funds to build a community swimming pool and help improve the lives of the Kayamandi youth.Local sporting heroFrom zero to hero: what drove @SongoFipaza to do the Ironman? @virginactiveSA > http://t.co/sjSl4SOafc pic.twitter.com/lT2e7wHMzd— Bike Hub (@bikehubber) April 7, 2015Fipaza is renowned in his hometown for following his dreams and helping others do the same.While he was an avid soccer and rugby player in his youth, he was inspired by the successes of South African athletes at the Olympics, particularly, Elana Meyer who won a silver medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. It was the same year South Africa returned to the games after almost 30 years. “I asked myself why I couldn’t do that. So I decided to do it,” Fipaza told News24 recently.He joined a local running club and made road running his passion, competing in over 20 marathons since. He began cycling and mountain biking in 2004, competing in the Cape Epic and other local cycling events. The love of cycling inspired him to begin the Songo.com NGO in 2008 with the support of Swiss mountain bike champion Christoph Sauser. The organisation raised over R200 000 to build a cycling track and recreational centre on vacant piece of land in [email protected]: From sinking to swimming 3.8km unaided at @IMSouthAfrica in less than 6 months. #FollowYourConviction pic.twitter.com/ywlzSTrlcX— RECM (@RECM_Online) April 7, 2015Sport centre for the youthThe centre is not only a sports club, but also a place where township youth can go to after school. It has a computer centre for doing homework and a ‘chill-out’ area where kids can safely hang out with friends. About 80 kids attend the centre, riding bikes and staying off the streets.“Children in the township can do and excel in any sport they learn, given the opportunity,” Fipaza told News24, “it’s important for them to see that there’s more to life than what they see in Kayamandi. Seeing the rest of the world gives them perspective.”Fipaza cites the example of Kayamandi’s own up-and-coming sporting hero, Azukile Simayile. The 23-year-old upcoming duathlon competitor is quickly attracting attention around the world in the sport that combines road running and cycling. Simayile has finished in the top 10 of the sport’s World Championship three years running.Getting kids in the poolHis next challenge is to get the kids swimming. Fipaza himself only learnt to swim in 2015 so that he could compete in the Iron Man triathlon. “[Most of the kids here] can’t swim because they don’t have access to a facility where they can safely learn how to stay above water. We need to change that and develop this sport so that we can see a township kid representing SA at the Olympics, not just those who attended suburban schools or had a pool at home.”He hopes that the pool can be used to teach everyone in the community, including adults and pensioners, how to swim. He would like to get the whole town interested in sports in water and on land.Fipaza raised funds together with the South African Sports Trust. He crowd- funded his run in the London Marathon in April this year, raising R60 000 for the cause. While the R15-million price-tag for a fully functional indoor swimming centre might seem a little ambitious, Fipaza is determined to achieve the dream. He is constantly negotiating withsponsors and donors who want to make a difference for the people of the area.“Who knows, some of the best competitive swimmers may be right here, waiting to be trained,” he said.Listen to a full interview with talk radio 702’s Kieno Kammies on Fipaza’s future plans for youth development in Kayamandi.Source: News24
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OTTAWA – The federal government is willing to accept the privacy and security risks of storing data in the internet cloud as an alternative to its own aging computers that are “at risk of breaking down,” says an internal policy paper.The federal paper on “data sovereignty,” obtained through the Access to Information Act, fleshes out the government’s plan to embrace the cloud as a solution to its file management woes.Privately run cloud companies provide customers, such as federal departments, with virtual computer services — from email systems to vast storage capacity — using software, servers and other hardware hosted on the company’s premises.The government sees the cloud as a way to meet the needs of Canadians in an era of increasing demand for online services.However, the paper says, “a number of concerns” related to data control, protection and privacy have been raised within the government, including:— Storage of sensitive information — designated “Protected B” or higher — outside the country, creating a risk that access might be restricted or denied due to a contractual dispute with a company or a disagreement with the host government;— Handoff of certain security responsibilities to the cloud service provider;— The possibility that courts could compel foreign-owned cloud service providers to turn over Canadian data to their governments.Many countries, including Canada, have laws allowing them to subpoena or obtain a warrant for information from private organizations to support legal investigations, the paper notes.The U.S. Patriot Act, passed following the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, gave the Federal Bureau of Investigation broader access to records held by firms in the United States, including data on Canadians.In addition, there are long-standing information-sharing agreements and a legal assistance process between security and law-enforcement agencies in both countries — “the most likely vehicles for obtaining access to information held in Canada,” the policy paper says.Canada’s government has legal obligations to protect personal data and highly sensitive information related to national security, cabinet discussions, military affairs and legal matters.As a result, Treasury Board has drafted a policy declaring all Protected B, Protected C and classified electronic federal data must be stored in a government-approved computing facility located in Canada or within the premises of a department abroad, such as a diplomatic mission, the paper says.Canada also plans to limit the kinds of files that can be stored in the cloud and to use encryption to shield sensitive data from prying eyes.There are risks associated with both moving to the “alternative service delivery model” of the cloud and sticking with the government’s aging computer systems, says Alex Benay, the federal chief information officer, in an October memo to the Treasury Board secretary accompanying the paper.“Ultimately it becomes a risk trade-off discussion, exchanging existing risks for data sovereignty risks (that can be mitigated to some extent).”Among the current difficulties is the fact the government’s “aging and mission-critical (information technology) infrastructure are at risk of breaking down and must be renewed,” the paper says. Transforming these systems is “proceeding slower than anticipated,” in part due to the challenges and complexities of consolidating 43 departments.In the same vein, departments have experienced problems with fixing weaknesses promptly, leaving the government “exposed to cyberthreats,” the paper says. In contrast, cloud service providers have significant budgets to “maintain, patch and secure” their systems.Finally, the government wants to follow the global trend of providing better digital services for citizens, but demand for computing capabilities and storage space “exceeds the supply available,” the paper acknowledges.“Cloud first” policies have already been adopted by Australia, Britain, New Zealand and the United States, Canada’s Five Eyes allies.The U.S. has served notice it wants an end to measures that restrict cross-border data flows, or require the use or installation of local computing facilities. It is among the American goals for ongoing NAFTA renegotiation, posing a possible headache for Canada’s cloud-computing plans.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitter