BAKO North Western (BNW) invited customers to create the perfect birthday cake as part of its 50th-year celebrations.Customers and colleges in the north west competed in two categories – professional and student – so that both its customer base and bakers of the future could enter.Wedding Cakes by Marion triumphed in the Professional category with a three-tiered cake inspired by BNW’s logo colours and showcasing many BAKO products. Rebecca Crompton of Sheffield College beat off competition in the Student category with a Peak District-inspired five-tier cake with bunting and topped with a birthday cupcake.The winners will each receive £200 in vouchers, a winner’s trophy and certificate plus a canvas of their cake. Runners-up received £100 in vouchers and a certificate.
The 9th Annual SUP Auction, sponsored by the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA), will be held April 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m., in the Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub. Auction proceeds go directly toward supporting PBHA’s Summer Urban Program (SUP), a network of 12 student-run summer camps that benefit more than 800 children in Boston and Cambridge. The event is a silent auction followed by a live auction, which usually earns $50,000-$70,000 and attracts approximately 300 Harvard faculty, alumni, and affiliates.Each year, SUP employs approximately 150 college students and 100 local high schoolers, an undertaking that requires significant time, planning, and resources that account for approximately 40 percent of PBHA’s overall budget. The auction provides much-needed funding for SUP, and items range from quirky, one-of-a-kind experiences to all-inclusive vacation packages.According to Daphne Griffin, chief of human services for the city of Boston and executive director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families, “The Summer Urban Program does an excellent job addressing two critical issues in Boston during the summer months: summer learning loss and the need for meaningful youth employment.”PBHA is a student-run, community-based nonprofit public service organization based on the Harvard campus. It operates 86 programs engaging 1,400 college students in year-round public service in the areas of youth development, housing and homelessness, adult services, ESL, advocacy, and out-of-school-time programming. For more than a century PBHA programs have provided vital experiences for generations of leaders in service and activism while developing real, meaningful community partnerships. PBHA strives to create change on multiple levels in Boston and Cambridge. With professional staff support and advice, PBHA is a unique manifestation of college students’ idealism, energy, and initiative.
Understandably, left-leaning citizens across the world may feel like they’re on the defensive, with things likely to get worse before they get any better. Michael Kazin, professor of U.S. Social Movements and Politics at Georgetown University and editor of Dissent Magazine, sat down with the Gazette ahead of his Dean’s Lecture in the Social Sciences at the Radcliffe Institute, “Does the Left Have a Future?” to discuss why the left is struggling and how it can rebuild itself.GAZETTE: For the anxious and short-on-time proletariat, does the left have a future?KAZIN: The answer is “Yes, but …” I say yes because the kind of things the left stands for — both liberal and radical — are still very popular. Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America right now. Jeremy Corbin is doing very well in Britain. I think in general, most citizens of the world want a lot of things the left has always controlled: equality, decent housing, good education, good medical care, and so forth.The “but,” of course, is that left organizations have not been winning elections as of late; institutions that used to be bold to the left, such as unions, are not doing very well anywhere in the industrialized world; and there’s a lot of skepticism about how to achieve the things they’re talking about.There are, I think, three paths for the left that I lay out in the talk: continue the tradition of being a social gadfly, such as the Civil Rights Movement or the labor rights movement; take a more Social Democratic path, the type that Bernie Sanders is talking about that we see in many Scandinavian countries; or take a hard turn into a Democratic Socialist society, the sort of system that Marx and Engels wrote about, in which there would be a very limited role for private capital.GAZETTE: Is the left at a historic low or is this a more predictable pendulum swing?KAZIN: There have been other times when the left has not been doing well: the 1920s, 1950s, 1970s. I’m not sure it’s a historic low right now. I think left-wing parties are doing worse than they have — across the world — at pretty much anytime since they began in the late 19th century. But left ideas are still vital.GAZETTE: What happened to put the left in such a tough spot?KAZIN: The core of the left, historically, was the working class, particularly the native working class, which, in this country, is the white working class. And that group is turning much more toward conservative parties, right-wing populism, especially towards figure like [President] Trump and others who follow him. So when you lose what used to be the core of your constituency and the organizations like unions that represented that constituency, then you’re in trouble.The left has also gotten the image of being represented more by people at Harvard and Hollywood than by ordinary people in the heartland. The French have a term for this, le gauche caviar (the caviar left). We don’t have the same thing here in the U.S., but “limousine liberal” was an older phrase for people even to the left of liberals. But if you’re trying to win over the majority of people, most of whom don’t go to college, never mind Harvard, that’s a problem. The idea that the left is elite is a problem.Also — and this is more true of Europe, but it also applies to the Democrats — governments and parties got blamed for cooperating in what some people call neo-liberal policies, which is not a term I like a lot. All sorts of austerity, cutting back on government expenditures in order to keep up with Euro guidelines. In this country, Obama did not really try to put bankers in jail for the housing crisis, he didn’t really push to expand union rights — not that he would’ve been successful. So these parties all over the Western world were seen as being more interested in the interests of global capital than in those of ordinary people.GAZETTE: Is Donald Trump helping the left?KAZIN: Good question. Something I didn’t expect is to have a Republican president come into office and see the left actually gaining. Usually they’d be on the defensive just trying to protect their gains. And that’s certainly true of course, Democrats are trying to protect Obamacare and the Consumer Protection Agency.But Trump is a different kind of Republican. He’s divided his party and his popularity ratings are down in the 30s, which has given people on the left some hope. But at the same time, for the left to really advance, they have to put forward their own program. I don’t think most Americans know what the left would do if it were in power, and that’s a problem.GAZETTE: What does the left need to do to compete again?KAZIN: A lot of things. They have to diagnose the problem first of all, but I end the talk with three suggestions:First is they need to build institutions and be part of institutions, and that applies especially to political institutions. The left has to be part of the Democratic party. Unions are in decline but they can still be institutions to help and to educate people who would otherwise be educated by conservatives like Trump and evangelical churches. They have to build institutions at the local and state levels, not just the national, and not just insurgencies like Black Lives Matter and Occupy.Second, leftists have to understand they need liberals as much as liberals need leftists. There’s an important symbiotic relationship there. They’ll disagree and fight a lot, but in American history, especially, leftists have never achieved anything they really wanted to without liberals. It was true in the 1890s, it was true in the 1930s, it was true in the 1960s, and it was true to a certain degree during the Obama administration.And third, leftists have to be more empathetic. There are a lot of people on the left who curse people who voted for Trump as racists, nativists, loonies. I think Trump is an awful person and has awful policies and is dangerous in lots of ways, but if leftists talk about people who voted for him or are ambivalent about him as, in effect, the enemy — as Hillary Clinton called them, “deplorables” — they’re not going to win the majority of people in America. You have to think about why people don’t agree with you and talk to them at the level they understand. And if you don’t, then you don’t really believe in a majoritarian left.GAZETTE: Can any of that happen in time for 2018 or 2020?KAZIN: People can start thinking and acting differently, I suppose. A lot of what I’m talking about are not original ideas, but if people on the left start committing themselves to some [of] this logic, they’ll be a lot better off going forward. Whether that happens right away or not, I don’t know. This is not just about elections, but about building movements which can influence elections, policy, and culture generally.This interview has been edited for length and clarity.Today’s event is already at capacity, however, Radcliffe will add your name to its wait list and will inform you as soon as possible if space becomes available. Please e-mail [email protected] to be added to the wait list.
Like so many in the past year, the Sundance Film Festival has had to reinvent itself as a mostly virtual experience. Still, the 2021 Festival, which kicks off Thursday, could also prove to be a robust market for companies looking for content. More than 72 feature films are debuting over the seven days. It’s a slimmed-down lineup from the previous years’ 118. Some films already have ways to get to audiences, like Robin Wright’s “Land” and “Judas and the Black Messiah,” which will both be available to the masses in the coming weeks. But many this year are acquisition titles seeking distribution deals.
Photo:UGA Food Science A technician cooks another batch of peanut chips at the UGA Food Processing Research and Development Laboratory. Photo: UGA Food Science Fresh from the oven, these peanut chips add value to a common Georgia by-product. Georgia produces almost half of the peanuts grown in the UnitedStates. The nuts are primarily used to produce peanut butter androasted nuts. But they’re also crushed to make oil.Manufacturers in the state use a cold pressing process, with lowtemperatures and hydraulic pressure, to crush and extract theoil from the peanut. The by-product from this process is a largevolume of high-protein, low-fat pellets currently used as animalfeed.In hopes of increasing the value of the cold-pressed peanut pellets,Huang developed the peanut chip.The peanut pellets are ground into a powder, then combined witheither soybean or wheat flour to soften the texture of the finishedchips. The mixture is made into a dough, which is cut into squaresand placed on sheets and baked.The process sounds basic, but finding the magic formula that willcapture consumer taste buds is a little harder. “We’ve donea plain, basic kind. We’ve sprinkled sugar on them and made otherversions,” he said.So far, he said, the Cajun-flavored chip has the most potential.Huang said the new chip could easily become part of the snackindustry. The chip doesn’t disrupt the market for current peanutproducts, and there is no need for different machinery to makeit.But it may be a while before peanut chips make their way to yournext party platter. To mass produce such a product, other technologiesmust be involved. And other aspects, such as food safety, shelflife and packaging, have to be considered. A University of Georgia researcher has found a way to combinetwo of the most recognizable figures of the snack world into onetasty treat. And chances are, you can’t eat just one.Yao-wen Huang, a food scientist with the UGA College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences, has developed the “peanut chip.” “We’re just adding value to a product that was not beingused like this at the time,” Huang said. The next step will be testing the chip with consumer taste panelsand see if it can become a viable product, Huang said. “We’re not just making chips,” he said. “We’redeveloping healthy chips which incorporate the soybean into peanutchips.”Soybeans have recently been recognized as a health food. However,American consumers aren’t used to the soybean flavor. Using peanutchips as a vehicle to bring the health benefit of soybeans intoAmerican diets will be an innovative approach, Huang said. So far, the peanut chip prototype was tested at the Georgia Capitolduring the Peanut Butter and Jelly Day Fair last year. Responsesfrom lawmakers and interested public were positive, Huang said.”But the final judgment with any product depends on the consumer,”he said. As the name implies, the chip is a baked product made from peanutsinstead of the more commonly used potato or corn, Huang says.”It has the peanut flavor and is like the corn chip form,”Huang said. The chip was developed at the UGA Food ProcessingResearch and Development Laboratory in Athens, Ga.By-product into New Product
Press Release, Public Safety Penn Run, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited with 39 campers at Indiana County Pennsylvania State Police Camp Cadet held at Camp Seph Mack in Penn Run. The week-long camp introduces girls and boys age 12-15 to the diverse criminal justice system and helps to establish a positive relationship with law enforcement personnel.“The campers at the state police Camp Cadet today were having an incredible experience investigating a mock crime scene and doing team-building exercises with Pennsylvania National Guard members,” Gov. Wolf said. “I was really excited to join them for part of their day and share some of their experience. I believe they all learned a lot and will really benefit from the experience. I know I did.”Gov. Wolf was met by Pennsylvania State Police Troop A commanders and the campers who put on a marching demonstration for the governor. The governor then participated in the Indiana County coroner-led mock crime scene investigation where campers located evidence and clues and formulated theories to help solve a crime.Later in the tour, the governor watched as campers participated in team-building exercises and an obstacle course under the direction of the Pennsylvania National Guard. Last, the governor visited the camp’s overnight campsite with more camp participants.The Camp Cadet program was formed in 1970 by Pennsylvania State Trooper (Ret.) Albert R. Vish. For more than 40 years his idea has provided the inspiration for the establishment of other Camp Cadet Programs across Pennsylvania. Now, Camp Cadet programs are established in 30 Pennsylvania counties.“Troopers look forward to Camp Cadet each summer because it allows us to interact with young people in an enjoyable, active setting and helps build positive relationships between law enforcement and the communities we serve,” said Captain Jeffrey Fisher, commanding officer of Troop A. “Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers and tremendous community support, we are able to provide our cadets a week where they can begin to learn about a career in law enforcement while also having a lot of fun.”Camp Cadet is staffed by Pennsylvania State Troopers and other volunteers, is open to all youth and structured similarly to training at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. All participants who attend Camp Cadet are addressed as “Cadet” during the week. Cadets are required to participate in all scheduled events, which a focus on discipline, self-esteem, physical fitness, teamwork, drug and alcohol education, violence prevention, and many other issues facing today’s youth. Cadets work together throughout the week to complete individual and team-oriented tasks.“Thank you to the Pennsylvania State Police, the Indiana County coroner’s office, the Pennsylvania National Guard and the many volunteers who make Camp Cadet a reality,” Gov. Wolf said. “This dedicated group is helping these young campers learn many valuable lessons, forming lasting life lessons, memories and friendships.” Gov. Wolf Visits Campers at Indiana County State Police Camp Cadet SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 09, 2019
Greek shipping magnate and owner of football clubs Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest Evangelos Marinakis has tested positive for the coronavirus.“Mr. Marinakis was diagnosed after showing the first symptoms on his return to Greece yesterday afternoon. During his short stay in Nottingham last week he did not show any symptoms of the virus,” Nottingham Forest Club said in a statement on March 10.“The club are seeking advice from medical professionals and the relevant governing bodies to ensure the correct measures are taken.”Marinakis confirmed the information on his Instagram account.“The recent virus has ‘visited’ me and I felt obliged to let the public know,” he said. “I feel good as I take all the necessary measures and I discipline to the doctor’s instructions.”Following the announcement, it has been confirmed that all of the Olympiacos players and staff tested negative for CoOVID-19.Marinakis joins another prominent figure from the maritime world to be diagnosed with the virus, namely the head of the Port fo New York and New Jersey Rick Cotton.“Mr. Cotton is currently asymptomatic and has self-quarantined at his home while maintaining a full schedule. Any staff members who have had close contact with him in recent days are also working from home as they follow the guidelines and protocols put in place by the New York State Department of Health,” the port authority informed earlier this week.
Indianapolis, In. — The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) recently recognized the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) with a Visual Arts Award for their Real ID promotional logo. The logo asks the question, “Will Your License Fly?” and serves as a reminder for Hoosiers to upgrade to a Real ID by October 2020.A Real ID is indicated by a star in the upper-right corner of a license, permit or ID and meets security standards passed by federal legislation in 2005. As of October 1, 2020, anyone who does not have a Real ID-compliant license, permit or ID will not be able to board any domestic commercial airplane without a passport. Also, individuals without a Real ID cannot currently enter military bases and some federal facilities.To obtain a Real ID-compliant credential, applicants must bring documents to any BMV branch to prove their identity (name and date of birth), Social Security number, lawful status in the United States, and Indiana residency. Detailed information pertaining to Real ID and the documents required to upgrade can be found at REALID.in.gov.The BMV also received three service awards from AAMVA. The awards recognize projects and services conducted in 2017 to benefit Hoosiers and the motor vehicle and law enforcement communities.A Regional and International Community Service Award for an agency-wide food drive conducted in 2017. The food drive donated nearly 24,000 items to community food pantries throughout the state.A Regional and International Service Award for Innovative Use of Technology. The BMV received this award for their initiative to bring a BMV Connect center to Fort Wayne’s Pine Valley Branch.A Regional Excellence in Government Partnership Award for the agency’s role in the development of the Indiana Coalition on Automated Vehicles.AAMVA is a non-profit organization developing model programs in motor vehicle administration, law enforcement, and highway safety. Their awards program fosters a tradition of excellence in the motor vehicle and law enforcement community by honoring individuals, teams, and organizations who have committed their time and resources to safety initiatives, outstanding customer service, and public affairs and consumer educational programs throughout North America.
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Doug Smith dominated the opening night qualifying feature for Northern SportMods at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5) – Doug Smith took the lead on the first lap and stayed in front all 30 times around Boone Speedway to win the Monday night IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s qualifier for Northern SportMods.Smith had started fourth and quickly showed he had the fastest car on the track. He’ll start on theDoug Smith dominated the opening night qualifying feature for Northern SportMods at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)pole in the Saturday main event.Finishing second through eighth and earning inside row spots behind Smith were Tyler Soppe, Daniel Drury, Curtis Veber, Prelude winner Dakota Sproul, Danny Dvorak, Adam Armstrong and Brandon Williams.Dvorak will start his career sixth big dance on Saturday, Smith his fifth and Soppe his second. Armstrong, Drury, Sproul, Veber and Williams are first-time SportMod qualifiers; Armstrong made the main event twice in a Hobby Stock.Qualifying for the middle and outside rows is Tuesday.Qualifying feature results – 1. Doug Smith, Lanesboro; 2. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill; 3. Daniel Drury, Eldora; 4. Curtis Veber, Polk City; 5. Dakota Sproul, Ellis, Kan.; 6. Danny Dvorak, Vinton; 7. Adam Armstrong, Carlisle; 8. Brandon Williams, Des Moines; 9. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 10. Clinton Luellen, Minburn; 11. Jared Hansen, Audubon; 12. Zech Norgaard, Spencer; 13. Justin Addison, Norfolk, Neb.; 14. Jake Simpson, Algona; 15. Chad Shaw, Trimble, Mo.; 16. Austin Schrage, Cresco; 17. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis.; 18. Benjamin Schultze, Algona; 19. Nate Whitehurst, Mason City; 20. Dennis Engelhaupt, Page, Neb.; 21. Danny Myrvold, Westbrook, Minn.; 22. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D.; 23. Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb.; 24. Josh Pfeifer, St. Paul, Neb.; 25. Johnathon Logue, Boone; 26. Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk; 27. Josh Sink, Red Oak; 28. Zach Schultz, North Platte, Neb.; 29. Colby Fett, Algona; 30. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo.