Baker appointed as new Maple Leaf MD

first_imgCanada-based Maple Leaf Foods has announced the appointment of Peter Baker as the new head of bakery at its UK operations, Maple Leaf Bakery UK. He will take over the role of managing director, effective 6 April, after Maple Leaf’s parent company Canada Bread announced the departure of previous MD Peter Maycock last month.Baker will be based at the company’s Park Royal office in London and has had over 30 years’ experience in the baking industry, including his position as chief executive of La Fornaia from 2003-2007, a company acquired by Maple Leaf in late 2007.He has also served as chief operating officer (divisional MD) at RHM Consumer Brands and as managing and divisional director at British Bakeries from 1996-2002. Other related management experience in the baking industry includes his role as divisional MD of RHM Cereals, RHM director and managing director of Rank Hovis.Maple Leaf Bakery UK, based in Rotherham, produces speciality bakery products including bagels, artisan and health breads, croissants and Viennoiserie via retailer own-label and through its New York Bakery brand.last_img read more

What would it cost you to attend Raiders’ final game in Oakland?

first_imgIf Ticketmaster is any indication, Raiders fans attending the team’s final game in Oakland are putting their money where their sentimental attraction is.As of noon Friday, fans, on average, were paying $312 to watch the 6-7 Raiders play the 4-9 Jacksonville Jaguars, 45 percent higher than any other home game this season a spokesperson said.On StubHub.com, upper deck seats range from $142.80 for upper end zone, to $161.13 for upper corner seats. Upper end zone and field sideline seats are …last_img

A Ride-Along in an Ag Helicopter Applicator

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Sunrise Cooperative has teamed up with Sayre Helicopter to apply fungicide again this year. Both companies recently held a field day to show the advantages of helicopter application and invited The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins to ride along for the demonstration.last_img

Stricter work requirements for SNAP

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it would tighten work requirements for able-bodied Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants without dependents.Under current regulations, able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) can receive food assistance no more than three months out of every three years, unless they work at least 80 hours per month or meet other education or workforce training requirements. Previously, states could waive work requirements when jobs were unavailable or didn’t match workers’ skills, but the rule will make it more difficult to do so, causing an estimated 688,000 people to lose benefits.The vast majority of the more than 140,000 comments submitted to USDA in response to the rule were written in opposition, including those submitted by National Farmers Union (NFU). In a statement, NFU Vice President of Public Policy and Communications Rob Larew restated the organization’s objections and emphasized the value of nutrition assistance programs. “More than 37 million Americans will experience food insecurity this year, which is 37 million too many. But this number would be even higher without programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which help ensure that those in need can put food on their tables,” Larew said. “There is no question that the nutrition safety net is essential and effective — yet this administration has done everything it can to slash gaping holes into that net, allowing hundreds of thousands of people to slip through the cracks. These work requirements, which will erode food security in rural and urban communities alike, are just another example of that.”last_img read more

Basic Camera Filtration to Elevate your Cinematography

first_imgPolarizersPolarizers are one of the best kept secrets in the film world. They’re great tools that can drastically enhance the quality of your footage, providing you with far more cinematic and vibrant images. I have to admit that I didn’t start using polarizers until very recently. Once I began to use them, I finally realized how powerful they can be. Polarizers have many usages. They can create bluer skies, minimize reflections on car windshields, or see more clearly into water.Much like NDs, polarizers also come in circular models that you can thread to the front of your lens or in 4×5.65 rotating applications. For more on camera filtration, check out these articles:The Five Lens Filters Every Video Shooter Should OwnManipulating the Invisible Spectrum With ND FiltersThe World of Diffusion Filters Filtration for your camera can be a essential to creating the most cinematic images. Here’s what you need to know.Cover image via Shutterstock.With a wide variety of available filtration options, choosing the right tool to enhance your story can be challenging. I’m going to walk you through the three most common types of filtration that you may come across. Each type of filtration is an essential filmmaking tool, with a unique purpose, to help you tell your story effectively.Neutral DensityNeutral Density filters, or ND filters, are a key component of crafting cinematic images. One of the most common uses of ND filtration is to darken your image in exterior daylight, allowing you to open up your lens aperture to create a more shallow and cinematic depth of field.ND filters come in all different strengths. The “lightest” ND is a .3, which reduces the exposure of your image by 1 full stop. The next step up is .6 which is two stops. Incrementally each additional stop of light is measured as .3 more than the previous. So for example, a 3 stop light reduction would be ND .9, and 4 stops would be an ND 1.2.ND filtration is available in all sort of sizes from a 52mm thread that attaches to the front of your lens to a 4×5.65 sheet that drops into the matte box of your camera.center_img Diffusion FiltersWith today’s modern digital cameras and lenses, sharpness is king. However, with so much sharpness in images now, cinematographers are looking for ways to soften their images to make them appear smoother and more fluid. This is where diffusion filters step in. Diffusion filtration does three jobs: it softens the image, blooms the highlights, and lifts the shadows and contrast. These three elements help to take the edge off today’s sharp digital images. However, what makes diffusion filtration great is that even though it reduces some of the digital sharpness, it still produces a cinematic image that doesn’t look soft-focused.Below is a nearly comprehensive test of all of Lee’s various diffusion filters. This test should help you see how powerful diffusion filters can be and what type of look each variety offers.last_img read more

September 13 2017The whole community got together

first_imgSeptember 13, 2017The whole community got together on Tuesday for the quarterly All Site meeting. Reports were made by each department about how the year is going up to date. The community also discussed issues of policy and upgrading things around site.The Chair of the Board of Directors, John Walsh, joined the All Site meeting to present the Foundation’s new “Strategic Initiatives.” This strategic plan builds upon the momentous work done by the Strategic Plan Steering Committee that was form shortly after Soleri’s death in 2013. The Steering Committe’s discussions, organizing efforts, meetings and planning work have pushed the Cosanti Foundation in the direction of developing these strategic initiatives.This plan will guide us – and the coming generations – in taking the next steps at Arcosanti and beyond. Look for the “Strategic Initiative” document on our website sometime next week.(photos by Sue Kirsch and Shannon Mackenzie, text by Shannon)last_img read more