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Broad consultancy role for veteran

first_imgIndustry veteran Brian Park is putting his 40 years’ experience to good use by advising bakery firms on everything from new product development (NPD) to training.Park has set up Optibake Consultancy International, after working with major flour milling companies and big bakery groups in areas such as wheat, flour and premix development to bakery management. He said: “I’m applying this experience to the customer’s requirements.”He is now taking on projects in the UK and Europe in product applications, NPD, problem-solving, efficiency and training applications, with a wide range of flour, pre-mix, ingredient and machinery suppliers, bakery manufacturers, food retailers and high street restaurants.For more information visit www.optibakeconsultancy.com or call  07798 611 617.last_img read more

Redshirt freshman defensive end Kenny Carter dismissed from football program

first_imgSyracuse redshirt freshman defensive end Kenny Carter has been dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules, SU Athletics confirmed. The news was first reported by Scout.com.Carter redshirted in 2015 and is now the third defensive end, and fourth player total, to be dismissed from the program since head coach Dino Babers’ hiring. Rising sophomores Amir Ealey and Qaadir Sheppard were dismissed along with junior offensive lineman Alex Hayes.SU’s defensive end corps now includes just one returning player, redshirt freshman Jake Pickard, who didn’t see game action last season. The rest of Syracuse’s DE group includes tight end-convert junior Trey Dunkelberger, linebacker-convert freshman Kenneth Ruff and incoming freshmen Jaquwan Neslon, Joshua Black and Kendall Coleman. Comments Related Stories Alex Hayes dismissed, Ben Lewis leaves program and other notes from Syracuse football’s updated rosterSyracuse football DE’s Amir Ealey and Qaadir Sheppard dismissed from team for violation of team rules Published on February 28, 2016 at 10:37 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Watch: Dancing priest fires up Fort Lauderdale high school pep rally

first_imgA  Fort Lauderdale priest is going viral after showing off his dance moves at a Catholic high school in Fort Lauderdale.Father Ricardo Rivera reportedly brought Cardinal Gibbons High School students, and faculty to their feet at a homecoming pep last Friday.Father Rivera who teaches theology is said to have shocked every except the school’s dance coach.last_img

Tumwater Timberland Library now has Laptops Available for Students

first_imgFacebook106Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Tumwater Timberland LibraryThere are 15 laptops now available to check out at the Tumwater Timberland Library, loaded with academic software, exclusively for Tumwater School District students to use for homework and school projects.  The new service is a partnership between the Tumwater School District (TSD), which bought and provides the laptops, and the Timberland Regional Library (TRL), which manages and check outs the equipment. The program beganthis summer and will be evaluated at the end of June 2018.Here’s how it works:Students with TSD identification and a Timberland library card can check out a TSD laptop, connect to the free Wi-Fi and work on school projects.Laptops must be used in the library only.TSD technicians will provide tech support.TSD may replace lost or damaged chromebooks depending on available inventory.Here’s what it means:For today’s students, computers and internet access are essential academic tools. Without them, learning and achievement may suffer and students can become discouraged. While TSD provides most students a laptop to use while at school (some students check them out to bring home), the challenge is not all students have the technology and access they need at home.This new partnership can help students close technology gaps and navigate their way to success – with help from local educators and librarians.The Tumwater Timberland Library is located at 7023 New Market St. For more information, contact the library at (360) 943-7790, or visit TRL.org.last_img read more

Sandoval lands $10,000 fish at Family Day Fishing Derby

first_imgSecond place went to David Jamieson with a 16.5 pound Rainbow with Rick Carlson finishing third.Bruce McIntosh from Genelle placed first, winning $2,000 in the Dolly competition. McIntosh landed a 14-pound Dolly.Second place went to Kirk Daley with John York taking home third.Once again this derby was a tremendous success say derby officials, far surpassing even their own high expectations. Hector Sandoval of Creston is $10-grand richer after walking away with the top prize at the Kootenay Lake BC Family Day Fishing Derby Monday.The event, hosted by Canadian Training Resources, by not only tossing out $30,000 in prizes but also donated 80 pounds of fresh fish to the local food bank in Creston.Sandoval won the top prize by landing an 18-pound (34-5/8 inches) Rainbow Trout. This year derby organizers asked fishermen to donate the fish they entered in the derby to the local food bank. Bonus prizes were given throughout the weekend including a fishing trip for two to the West Coast, a fishing trip to northern Saskatchewan, and an outboard motor as well as many smaller prizes of gift cards donated by local sponsors.To see all the prize winners go to http://www.ctrcanadaderby.com/last_img read more

QPR v Crystal Palace line-ups: Rangers midfielders return, Millen makes change

first_imgQPR midfielders Joey Barton and Leroy Fer and centre-back Richard Dunne return to the starting line-up against Crystal Palace.Clint Hill plays against his former club after being brought in to replace Armand Traore, who was criticised after Rangers’ Boxing Day defeat at Arsenal.Bobby Zamora also starts, while Nedum Onuoha, Jordon Mutch, Rio Ferdinand and Eduardo Vargas drop to the bench.Keith Millen, placed in caretaker charge at Palace following the sacking of Neil Warnock, makes one change, replacing Frazier Campbell with Wilfried Zaha. QPR: Green, Isla, Dunne, Caulker, Hill, Hoilett, Barton, Henry, Fer, Zamora, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Ferdinand, Phillips, Wright-Phillips, Onuoha, Mutch, Vargas. Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, McArthur, Ledley, Jedinak, Bolasie, Puncheon, ZahaSubs: Hennessey, Hangeland, Kelly, Bannan, Thomas, Doyle, Campbell.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Splitting Stereo Audio into Dual Mono in Premiere Pro

first_imgIn this Adobe Premiere Pro tutorial, you’ll discover a handy trick for splitting two audio inputs that were married as a stereo pair in camera.If you’re recording two audio inputs to camera they may come into Premiere Pro as a single stereo track (such as 2 separate audio mics for your talent).  This can be entirely frustrating.  You need to break these married audio tracks into dual mono, but how?In this post, we’ll tackle how to convert an audio file into dual mono after it has already been imported into your Premiere Pro project.  Also, you’ll learn how to make it a default behavior to bring all stereo tracks in as dual mono in Premiere.However, a word of caution:  because of the way Premiere Pro is set up, once you make a change to your preferences or a clip in your project panel, generally speaking it won’t update in your timeline. So, if you already have clips in your timeline and you want to convert them to dual mono this isn’t the way to do it!  For that you will probably have to use a separate program such as Adobe Audition (a more time consuming process).Splitting Stereo into Dual MonoFirst step – you need to right click on the clip in the PROJECT panel.This will bring you to a menu.  As shown above you select Modify>Audio Channels.This brings up the Modify Clip box.  Go to the preset tab and change it from ‘Use File’ to ‘Mono’.Once you’ve selected this you will see that the output mapping for the 2 audio channels has changed to the following.  The Channel Format is now Mono and the stereo audio is now dual mono.I get the following warning dialogue box if I have already used the clip in a sequence in my project:This tells us that clips already in the timeline will not be changed.  This may seem annoying, but in reality the fact that clips are not updated means that you will not cause yourself potential problems every time you make a modification.  This could potentially screw up previously made edits in your timeline.As you can see, once the clip has been re-mapped in the Project Panel and added to a new sequence the audio is mapped as dual mono:Dual Mono as Default Behavior in PremiereOne last question I also get asked is if there is a way to make this the default behaviour in Premiere Pro.  In other words, can you make it so that every time you bring in a clip with stereo audio into Premiere it will be mapped to dual mono by default without having to do the process above?Well, the answer is ‘yes’ and it’s done through your preferences.Select your preference as follows:PC = Edit>Preferences>AudioMac = Premiere Pro>Preferences>AudioThen, in the middle of the panel you will fine the ‘Default Audio Tracks’ section and simply drop down the options beside ‘Stereo Media‘ and change it from ‘Use File‘ to ‘Mono‘.Preferences for Premiere audio filesNow, the default behavior is for Premiere Pro to treat stereo clips as dual mono.  Save yourself time (and headaches) with this handy Premiere Pro feature.last_img read more

Victoria Azarenka wins first match on return from motherhood wins first match on return from motherhood

first_imgFormer world number one Victoria Azarenka marked her return to the WTA Tour by snatching victory from the jaws of defeat against Japan’s Risa Ozaki at the Mallorca Open on Wednesday.Azarenka, who gave birth to son Leo in December and had not played a competitive match since last year’s French Open, saved three match points to win 6-3 4-6 7-6(7).World number 74 Ozaki had actually been two breaks ahead in the third set and was serving at 5-4 when darkness descended on the Santa Ponsa lawns on Tuesday.On the resumption Azarenka broke serve but immediately dropped her own before Ozaki moved 40-0 ahead to move to within a point of a victory.But Belarussian Azarenka, showing her trademark grit, clawed her way back from the brink and despite trailing 5-3 in the tiebreak sealed a remarkable victory with a backhand winner.last_img read more