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Many hands make light naan dough

first_imgEthnic bread producer Honeytop Speciality Foods produces over two million naan breads each day at its factory in Dunstable.With such a heavy work-load you might expect machines to be shouldering the burden, but the company still uses skilled hand-stretchers to maintain the light, fluffy texture of its products. The hand-stretchers gently tease the soft dough pieces into the traditional teardrop shape.Honeytop, which produces more than 100,000 artisanal breads an hour at its 120,000sq ft plant, says it is one of only a few UK producers to individually shape each naan bread by hand.After hand-shaping, the naan bread is then baked in Honeytop’s flame-fired, tandoori-style clay ovens, to create irregular bubbling and a delicate tandoor flavour.Harmeet Kaur, affectionately known in the firm as ’Sweety’, has been hand-stretching Honeytop naan bread for over three years, having learned the technique from her mother while baking at home in India. Sweety estimates that she shapes over 50,000 naan breads per week, and admits that it’s a very difficult skill to master.She says: “Hand-stretching requires graceful dexterity, as well as focus and concentration. The dough pieces are incredibly light and soft, and have to be handled carefully to maintain a delicate and fluffy texture. Hand-stretching is a refined art and there are few people in the industry who have developed this expertise, but undoubtedly, it is what makes Honeytop naan bread stand out.”In recognition of her expertise, Sweety, aged 26 and from Armristar in India, has recently been promoted to work with Honeytop’s new product development team, bringing her experience and knowledge of the product and factory.Dr Charles Eid, joint-MD of Honeytop, who set up the company in 1984 with his brother William, is dedicated to improving the standards of ethnic baking.He explains: “In recent years we have seen a dramatic rise in the popularity and quality of ethnic foods, particularly Indian cuisine.”At Honeytop, we believe that we help set those high quality standards and our flexible approach allows us to continue to do so, leading the way in the fast-growing market for ethnic foods.” nlast_img read more

Greencore: tough six months

first_imgFood and agriculture group Greencore said its convenience foods division had a difficult second half of the year.Unseasonable weather in the UK and unrecovered raw material price inflation contributed to an expected decline in operating profits of 8% year on year.In a trading statement ahead of financial year end on 28 September 2007, Greencore said it was confident the combination of strong operational performance, pricing improvements, tight cost management and new commercial initiatives would enable it to deliver good growth in 2008.last_img read more

Data Science Meets Life Science: Using Deep Learning for Better Cancer Diagnosis

first_imgIn a recent study presented in March at the Strata Data Conference in San Jose, California, Dell EMC researchers Mauro Damo, Wei Lin, Ronaldo Braga, and William Schneider demonstrated that using machines to analyze medical images—specifically diseased human organs—can minimize medical errors and speed up disease diagnosis.Using more than 5,000 magnetic resonance images (MRI) scanned along the transverse plane from the Cancer Imaging Archive, the Dell EMC data scientists attempted to identify bladder cancer using a six-layer convolution neural network (CNN). Such networks have successfully identified faces, objects, and traffic signs, and are used to power vision in robots and self-driving cars.The Dell EMC study tracked four out of fourteen types of primary tumors—T2a, T2b, T3a, and T4a—in patients already diagnosed with bladder cancer. Algorithms were also used to identify significant differences among the images to assess what features could be relevant for bladder cancer detection. Bladder cancer, the fourth most common cancer in men, impacts 430,000 people and their families each year around the world. The direct medical cost of bladder cancer care was $125B in 2010 globally.To conduct the research, team members used powerful hardware and open-source software, including:Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with Intel Xeon E5-2680 processors @ 2.7GHz with 8 cores and 384 GBNVIDIA GRID K2 with 2 GPUsPython open-source script languageTensorFlow 1.4 open-source deep learning packageSimpleITK open-source image transformation packageResearchers learned that GPU and CPU memory are more relevant than cycles in hardware, and that out of memory errors are very common when working with medical data. For models that take weeks to run, it’s better to improve memory and cycles or use a distributed platform; otherwise, it’s preferable to have more memory to fit all your weights initialization and mini batch processes.Using the six-layer convolutional neural network (CNN), the study’s deep learning model improved Top 1 accuracy from 72.3 percent to 81.3 percent, showing the potential to explore similar techniques in practical applications. Researchers noted that more data in the early stages of cancer, the analysis of more types of primary tumors, and the use of independent CNN models for all planes (coronal, transverse, and sagittal) would likely improve results.To learn more about how deep learning can enhance research and processes in healthcare, financial services, retail, manufacturing, and other industries, explore Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI, Machine and Deep Learning or contact your Dell EMC representative at 1-866-438-3622. We’d be glad to show you a demo in our Dell EMC HPC & AI Innovation Lab, which is at the cutting edge of machine learning, testing new technologies, and tuning algorithms and applications to keep pace with the constantly evolving landscape.last_img read more

Neil Patrick Harris, Andy Karl & More Nominated for 2014 Astaire Awards

first_img Star Files Neil Patrick Harris, James Monroe Iglehart, Andy Karl, Susan Stroman and more have been nominated for Astaire Awards. Choreographer Pat Birch will receive the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award, while dancer and dance instructor Luigi will be awarded with the Outstanding Achievement in the Preservation of Musical Theatre Award.The Astaire Awards is the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt. The 32nd Annual Fred and Adele Astaire Awards will be held on June 2 at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.See below for the full list of nominees.Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway ShowJulius Chisholm, After MidnightNick Cordero, Bullets Over BroadwayVirgil Gadson, After MidnightJared Grimes, After MidnightNeil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry InchJames Monroe Iglehart, AladdinAndy Karl, RockyDesmond Richardson, After MidnightOutstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway ShowKrystal Joy Brown, Big FishDormeshia Sumbry Edwards, After MidnightKarine Plantadit, After MidnightGayle Rankin, CabaretMonique Smith, After MidnightHeléne Yorke, Bullets Over BroadwayKaren Ziemba, Bullets Over BroadwayOutstanding Choreographer for a Broadway ShowCasey Nicholaw, AladdinSusan Stroman, Big Fish & Bullets Over BroadwayWarren Carlyle, After MidnightSteven Hoggett and Kelly Devine, RockyJosh Prince, BeautifulPeggy Hickey, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and MurderRob Marshall, Cabaret View Comments James Monroe Iglehart Andy Karllast_img read more

SymQuest Acquires Business Operations of UBIQ Imaging Solutions

first_imgSymQuest Acquires Business Operations of UBIQ Imaging SolutionsSOUTH BURLINGTON, VT Larry Sudbay, President and Chief Executive Officer of SymQuest Group, Inc. has announced that the company has recently acquired the business operations of UBIQ Imaging Solutions, with offices in Portland and Bangor, Maine. In addition to serving its clients throughout Vermont, New Hampshire and New York, the acquisition of UBIQ Imaging Solution’s business operations will allow SymQuest to also service clients in the Seacoast region, as well as the immediate inland areas of both New Hampshire and Maine.Designing, installing and supporting business technologies that handle the information flow of electronic and physical communications, SymQuest currently houses its headquarters in South Burlington, Vermont and has offices in Rutland, Vermont, as well as Plattsburgh, New York, and Keene and West Lebanon, New Hampshire. SymQuest employs 130 technology professionals. The acquisition of UBIQ will add 20 additional technology professionals.SymQuest has a history of growth and acquisition as evidenced by its purchase of IniNet, Inc. in Keene, New Hampshire in 2004; its expansion into the Plattsburgh, New York region in 2006; and most recently, its acquisition of UBIQ Imaging Solutions in Maine.”We are pleased to join forces with the UBIQ staff who share our standards of delivering service above client expectations and ensuring that clients are ahead of the curve in the fast-paced world of technology. In order to continue to provide our clients with the best resources, we must constantly evolve and geographical growth is a natural part of that equation,” says Sudbay.SymQuest’s Continued Pattern of GrowthSudbay founded SymQuest with Pat Robins in 1996 – a $10 million business at that time. SymQuest furthered its expansion with the acquisition of IniNet, Inc. in 2004. SymQuest gained a well-developed presence in the Keene, New Hampshire region. Founded in 1996, IniNet provided IT services, network design and consulting.Sudbay explains, “The integration of IniNet’s business and resources of technical people provides a remarkable advantage for our clients in New Hampshire, Southern Vermont and Massachusetts. We shared similar philosophies and cultures. As a result of the acquisition, SymQuest has increased market reach, providing better levels of service.”IniNet’s former owner and current Service Director for SymQuest’s Keene office, Scott Vickery adds, “IniNet had reached a stage of growth when an investment in resources and infrastructure was required for continued success. This was just an innate progression towards success for everyone involved: the clients and both the employees of IniNet and SymQuest.”In 2006, SymQuest opened their Plattsburgh office. The branch has experienced success in the region and continues to grow, establishing a solid presence for the company in the Northern New York market.Sudbay commenced talks regarding a potential acquisition of UBIQ Imaging Solution’s business operations with its President and Founder, Jim Chamoff in early 2007. Locally owned, the Portland-based company provides digital imaging products to businesses throughout Maine and southern New Hampshire, including a complete range of hardware and software options for corporate and small businesses. UBIQs products and services include color imagers, corporate printers, small office printers, faxes, document management, secure printing and cost accounting.Chamoff has a career spanning more than two decades in the office equipment business. Throughout his career, Chamoff has excelled in delivering his extensive industry knowledge, personal enthusiasm and business experience to clients in Maine and southern New Hampshire.”We are thrilled about working together. SymQuest brings vast resources and benefits to UBIQ and its clients, such as: IT expertise, a Network Operations Center and 24/7 remote monitoring capabilities.”UBIQ was formed in late 2001 and has experienced significant growth during the past six years. We have approximately 20 employees between our Bangor and Portland offices; so, increasing from 20 employees to 150 is a positive development for both our internal operations and the clients we serve.”What Larry and his team have built at SymQuest is more than impressive. I immediately realized that my vision for the future of UBIQ is precisely what SymQuest is today, and that we are moving in the same direction,” said Chamoff.”Going forward, SymQuest will continue to expand the areas we serve with a constantly developing range of services. Currently, we are successfully transitioning from an emergency-based support approach to a comprehensive management services package – a more proactive approach,” says Sudbay.last_img read more

How to start saving without making big mistakes

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Americans are not prepared for the unexpected.Just 37% say they would have enough money in savings to pay for a $1,000 hospital visit or a $500 car repair, a December 2015 Bankrate survey found.Health issues or car expenses might be hard to predict, but “you can set aside money so you can pay for them and avoid going into debt if they do arise,” says Leslie Tayne, a New York-based debt resolution attorney.Indeed, not having enough money set aside for unplanned emergencies is a big error. It’s 1 of 6 savings mistakes you should avoid. continue reading »last_img read more

One stabbed to death, another arrested in Binghamton

first_imgPolice say 55-year-old James Sellers of Binghamton was found dead at the scene. They say Sellers was laying on a sidewalk with stab wounds just outside of the location. They say Williams was located at the scene later. The police department told 12 News in a press release that Williams and Sellers had a domestic relationship. The Binghamton Police Department says 30-year-old Shalace Williams of Binghamton was arrested and charged with murder in the second degree, a class A2 felony. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Authorities have made an arrest into a fatal-stabbing investigation Thursday night. The police department says officers were called to a report of a “dispute with injuries” at 111 Eldredge St. Binghamton authorities say this was not a random act of violence and there is no threat to the public.last_img read more

Three exes battle over $2.2m Auckland house after polyamorous relationship breaks up

first_imgNZ Herald 22 May 2020Family First Comment: Watch this space…“Three people shared a home and a bed for 15 years, but their relationship isn’t recognised by law… The court ruling noted that polyamorous couples had asked the Law Commission to recognise their relationships when it recently reviewed the law. The Law Commission said at the time that excluding multi-partner relationships – which were “functionally similar” to marriages, civil unions or de facto relationships – could be difficult to justify. (!!) …But it eventually recommended to Government that the PRA should continue to cover only intimate relationships between two people.”When gender doesn’t matter in marriage, why should number?#protectmarriage #onemanonewomanThree people from a polyamorous relationship are in a battle over how to split a valuable Auckland property after they broke up.In the first case of its kind in New Zealand, the High Court ruled that the Property Relationships Act (PRA) could not be applied to people in a multi-partner relationship.The judge in the case, Justice Anne Hinton, also said the Family Court could not “stretch” the law to accommodate a three-way relationship.The case relates to a couple, Lilach and Brett Paul, who married in 1993.In 1999, Lilach met Fiona Mead and in 2002 the three of them formed a polyamorous relationship.They moved into a four-hectare property in Kumeu, which had just been purchased in Mead’s name for $533,000. She paid the deposit of $40,000.They lived together at the property for 15 years, and mostly shared the same room and bed, the court ruling said.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12334075Man and two women who had three-way relationship in court battle over $2m farmStuff co.nz 22 May 2020A man and two women who were in a polyamorous relationship are now in a court battle over a property where they lived for 15 years.The relationship was the subject of the first ever judgment on polyamory and the Property (Relationships) Act, which was released on Friday.According to the judgement, Lilach and Brett Paul married in February 1998.The following year Lilach met Fiona Mead and in 2002 the three formed a polyamorous relationship.Polyamory is the practice of engaging in multiple sexual relationships with the consent of all the people involved.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/121597356/man-and-two-women-who-had-threeway-relationship-in-court-battle-over-2m-farm?cid=app-iPhoneKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

SC will remain independent with Peralta at the helm – Panelo

first_img Peralta was the third SC Chief Justice appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte after previously choosing Lucas Bersamin and Teresita Leonor De Castro./PN “He made many landmark decisions that reverberate to this time, which include the imposition of the death penalty on a policeman who used his service firearm to shoot an 11-year-old boy while flying his kite on a rooftop in People vs. Fallorina; the first conviction for plunder involving a cashier of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in People vs. Manalili; the first and only conviction of Qualified Bribery under Article 211-A of the Revised Penal Code, as amended, involving a substantial number of police officers in the case of suspected foreign drug-traffickers,” Panelo said. “We are certain that with Chief Justice Peralta at the helm of the Supreme Court, the Judiciary will continue to be well-managed as it thrives to uphold the principles of judicial excellence, integrity and independence,” Panelo said. According to Panelo, the Malacañang is confident that the judicial branch will effectively fulfill its core functions with Peralta, who will serve as the SC CJ for the next three years. He added that Peralta convicted the most number of accused involved in big time drug cases and other serious crimes. center_img Vice President Leni Robredo is off to a good start one week into leading the government’s crackdown on illegal drugs, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says. PCOO Peralta’s track record is unquestionable, Panelo said, as he has served the judiciary for more than three decades in various capacities, a trial court judge, associate justice and presiding justice of the Sandiganbayan and associate justice of the SC. MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) will remain independent under the tenure of newly-appointed Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta, Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said.last_img read more