first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Christopher Ruane | Monday, 1st March, 2021 | More on: GAW Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Games Workshop. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img There are a number of stock indexes for the UK market. The FTSE 100 is the most famous one, containing the biggest companies. But the FTSE 250 is a larger collection of companies not yet big enough to break into the FTSE 100. That means that some of them, because of their smaller size, are still in the growth part of their lives.If I was backing a horse in a race, I’d prefer the young, upcoming runner than the oldest nag in the racecourse. That’s why I find the FTSE 250 can be a rewarding place to hunt for investment ideas. Here is one FTSE 250 share I would pick and hold indefinitely.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…These characteristics can make an investment attractiveConsider what sort of company makes for an attractive investment. The answer depends on what one is looking for, but some leading investors like Warren Buffett tend to point to certain characteristics. For example, if a company has a defensive moat which keeps it competitively insulated to some extent, that can help it sustain attractive margins. If it is in a growing market, that can help future revenue growth. It is also attractive if the company has found ways to keep its capital expenditure costs low.One FTSE 250 member that I reckon matches these criteria is the fantasy games retailer Games Workshop (LSE: GAW).Its competitive moat is the unique products it sells. For example, the Warhammer range of games and accessories is proprietary to the company. Its market continues to grow, with gamers with more disposable income helping grow markets in Asia as well as Europe. While it does have some capital expenditure costs, such as its own factories and a shop network, the company sells a lot of its products through third-party retailers. That enables it to benefit from sales without having to rely just on building its own retail outlets.That also gives the company less control over its distribution, though, which could cause problems if retailers decide to switch to other products. 3D printing is one way some gamers create their own physical playing accessories — if that movement grows, it may also reduce demand for Games Workshop’s product lines.A FTSE 250 share with attractive dividend policyGames Workshop has already been a stellar FTSE 250 performer in recent years. That could act as a limit on upside potential, as market expectations already seem high. The price-to-earnings ratio is in the forties, which is much higher than I normally like.To justify that, the company needs to keep growing profits – fast. The amount of time people are forced to spend indoors now could help, as it gives them time and money for fantasy games. But that could change when lockdown ends.Another attractive thing about Games Workshop is that its simple dividend policy is basically to pay excess cash out to shareholders when it has it. The downside of that is that dividends move about in timing and size. They lack predictability. But the reason I like the policy is that it helps shareholders reap the benefits of the company’s business success. When the FTSE 250 company does well, it pays out dividends. This year, for example, two of the three dividends it has paid out so far are higher than they were the prior year. See all posts by Christopher Ruane I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images A FTSE 250 share I’d pick to buy and holdlast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Daichi Ano, Kazuyasu KochiSave this picture!© Kazuyasu KochiText description provided by the architects. This is a house piled 4 colors inteliors. The site is in the middle of slant in residential area in Tokyo Japan. The cemetery of temple is on the next. That enable to have good view and sunshine permanently. It is rare location, like a resort in crowd city. Save this picture!© Daichi AnoThe design started from some cliant’s intelior image. The each floors is simply one room and different colors of material. I intend to make one building by stacking with different part. It is not integration but difference. It feels like natural as our various life. Save this picture!© Kazuyasu KochiEach floor has closet, toilet, facilities in the thick wall on north and west side. On the south and east side, I put glass wall and window allover. Each floor made as one room which has different mood, and shows different colors on exterior. An architecture cllaged various world as parallel. Project gallerySee allShow less’Wolf D. Prix & Partner: 7+ Projects, Models, Plans, Sketches, Statements’ Coop Himm…ArticlesWuhan Marine Science and Research Tower Proposal / ACID + AaL + Studio méta-Articles Share Save this picture!© Daichi Ano+ 21 Share 4 Colors / Kochi Architect’s Studio Area:  177 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan Architects: Kochi Architect’s Studio Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeKochi Architect’s StudioOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasTokyoHouses3D ModelingJapanPublished on December 17, 2012Cite: “4 Colors / Kochi Architect’s Studio” 17 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?四色 / Kochi Architect’s Studio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 4 Colors / Kochi Architect’s StudioSave this projectSave4 Colors / Kochi Architect’s Studio “COPY” CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/302400/4-colors-kochi-architects-studio Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/302400/4-colors-kochi-architects-studio Clipboard “COPY” Houses 2006last_img read more

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/512763/chao-house-creusecarrasco-arquitectos Clipboard Spain Architects: CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Houses Chao House / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/512763/chao-house-creusecarrasco-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Hector Santos-Díez+ 19 Share Photographs Projects 2013 “COPY”center_img Area:  221 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyHouses•Spain Chao House / CREUSeCARRASCO ArquitectosSave this projectSaveChao House / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos Photographs:  Hector Santos-Díez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Manufacturers: Saunier DuvalCollaborators:Barbara Mesquita, Celsa PesqueiraDeveloper:Jose Manuel ChaoContractor:J. M. Rodríguez GarridoStructure:Félix Suárez RiestraInstallations:Isabel Francos AnlloCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The project rebuilds a small house just over 3 meters wide and 16 deep at the end of a block. It is located in the historic centre of this village of Costa da Morte. The former house was a dwelling and a bar and it had a blind well oriented dividing wall.We have sought to resolve the urban scene clearly, bringing a renewed vision of building but without losing identity, through references to history and culture of the place.Save this picture!© Hector Santos-DíezIt was constructed in wood, recalling the maritime construction and using white painted table. White is the colour of galleries and houses of the village. The ground floor facade is stony, in continuity with the traditional street facades. We wanted to reflect the spirit of the popular architecture without giving up our self-expression.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe house is about 120m2 divided between 3 floors. The ground floor is the entrance and a two car garage. The first ground takes the day area -lounge and kitchen-. The second floor has a bedroom, an office and a bathroom. At the penthouse floor is the ensuite room.Save this picture!© Hector Santos-DíezWe made a simple approach based on the longitudinal dimension of an open space and the access centrality. The ladder -leaning against the partition wall-, leaves rooms on each side. Meanwhile the facade stands out at its centre making larger spaces, or it approaches to the stairs making an entrance cover. The high ceilings and narrow windows relate plants to each other and the outside space, without actually showing it all.The purpose was to reinvent a new living space, which is nowadays in ruins and unresolved..Save this picture!© Hector Santos-DíezProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Funabashi / Koji Hatano ArchitectsSelected ProjectsVideo: Tamedia New Office Building / Shigeru Ban ArchitectsVideos Share CopyAbout this officeCREUSeCARRASCO ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesSpainPublished on June 11, 2014Cite: “Chao House / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos” 11 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_imgEn todo EUA, las cárceles locales se han convertido en “cárceles de deudores” ya que las ciudades y los condados encarcelan a personas pobres que no pueden pagar las multas por violaciones de tráfico, delitos menores o “costos de la corte”. En ninguna parte es esto más dramático que en el ‘Sur Profundo’[n.t.: sur de EUA] donde las personas encarceladas son desproporcionadamente jóvenes negras/os, inmigrantes, personas de color y lesbianas, homosexuales, bisexuales, transexuales y gente queer. (blackandpink.org)El 17 de septiembre en Alabama, el juez de circuito del condado de Perry, Marvin Wiggins, dijo a una corte llena de gente durante una audiencia sobre multas sin pagar: “Si usted no tiene dinero y no quiere ir a la cárcel, considere donar sangre hoy y traer su recibo, o el alguacil tiene suficientes esposas para los que no tienen dinero”. (Equal Justice Initiative)Debra Shoemaker Ford del condado de Shelby, fue encarcelada allí durante siete semanas sin audiencia judicial. ¿Cuál fue su delito? Ella no había pagado las cuotas mensuales cobradas por una empresa privada de libertad condicional, Servicios de Corrección Judicial (JCS por sus siglas en inglés). La compañía con sede en Georgia había proporcionado su fianza por una violación de tráfico. (themarshallproject.org)En el condado de Chilton, el obrero metalúrgico jubilado y enfermo Richard Garrett, fue encarcelado durante dos años debiendo $10.000 sólo por violaciones de tráfico y de licencia, además de las cuotas y multas devengadas durante 10 años. (New York Times, 2 de julio de 2012)Encarcelar a alguien que no puede pagar las deudas porque es demasiado pobre es una violación a los derechos civiles bajo el Pacto Internacional de Derechos Civiles y Políticos de 1966. También es ilegal en virtud del veredicto dictado en el caso Bearden v. Georgia de 1982 por la Corte Suprema de EUA.Pero a pesar de que el encarcelamiento de deudores no está permitido por ley, de hecho va en aumento. Como parte del aumento de prisiones con fines de lucro de los últimos 20 años, iniciativas “financiadas por las/os infractores” en todo el sistema de “justicia” estadounidense han transferido gran parte del costo del sistema a las/os mismos presos.  Ciudades y condados empobrecidos han adoptado activamente este enfoque para agregar a su “fuente de ingresos”.Los gobiernos locales también han aumentado los ingresos mediante la contratación de la Agencia de Inmigración y Aduanas para arrestar y encarcelar inmigrantes indocumentadas/os a fin de cumplir con las cuotas para mantener “las camas llenas” en centros de detención con fines de lucro operados por gigantes corporativos como Corrections Corporation of America y GEO Group. Inmigrantes encarceladas/os entonces incurren en costos en estos locales (Grassrootsleadership.org)Empresas depredadoras como JCS son contratadas por ciudades y condados para cobrar multas, restitución y cargos de las personas condenadas o encarceladas. Subrayando que están “ahorrando el dinero de los contribuyentes,” estas empresas con fines de lucro atosigan a las/os pobres tratando de cobrar todo tipo de honorarios, incluyendo registro en la cárcel, solicitudes de defensores públicos, pruebas de drogas, pruebas de ADN, rehabilitación por adicción a drogas, vigilancia electrónica, así como costos diarios de encarcelación preventiva antes del juicio, etc. (globalresearch.ca)Las empresas privadas no le cobran nada a los gobiernos locales; hacen sus ganancias mediante la adición de cargos extras a las/os acusados.Las empresas son cobradores con el poder de decidir si alguien va a la cárcel por no pagar. Las/os acusados pobres tienen derecho a la asistencia judicial en los casos penales, pero no en los civiles – como el endeudamiento. Eso deja a las/os acusados pobres a merced de las empresas especulativas como la JCS.Un estudio de 2010 por el Centro Brennan para la Justicia examinó las estructuras de tarifas en 15 estados de EUA con las poblaciones carcelarias más grandes, incluyendo California, Florida y Texas. El estudio encontró que las cuotas “crean nuevas rutas de encarcelamiento para aquellos que no pueden pagar sus deudas y hacen más difícil encontrar empleo y vivienda, así como cumplir con las obligaciones de manutención de niños”. La deuda por procesos penales también afecta la elegibilidad para la licencia de conducir y obtener crédito.Prisioneras/os luchanUna campaña nacional contra el encarcelamiento de deudores está tomado velocidad. El 21 de octubre la Unión Americana de Libertades Civiles presentó una demanda federal contra JCS, la ciudad de Biloxi-Mississippi, su jefe de policía y un juez municipal, culpándoles de que operan “una prisión moderna de deudores … [que] arresta y encarcela personas empobrecidas en un esquema para generar ingresos municipales”.En enero pasado, la ACLU presentó una demanda similar en Georgia contra el condado de DeKalb y rápidamente llegó a un acuerdo en marzo, logrando una limitada reforma sistémica. Bajo esta presión, el día antes de que la ACLU  presentara la demanda en Mississippi, la JCS anunció que cerraba sus negocios en Alabama.Acciones militantes de prisioneros por todo el país precedieron estos desafíos legales y siguen alimentando la creciente lucha nacional contra las prisiones con fines de lucro y el encarcelamiento en masa. En 2011, los prisioneros en la Prisión Estatal de Pelican Bay de California lanzaron una huelga de hambre contra las sentencias de aislamiento que habitualmente duraban más de 10 años. Para el 2013, más de 30.000 prisioneros de California se habían sumado a la huelga, la más grande en la historia. Bajo la tremenda presión de los confinados, sus familias y sus comunidades, el gobernador Jerry Brown llegó a un acuerdo para eliminar el régimen de aislamiento indefinido.En marzo, las madres en el centro Karnes, un campo de detención de familias inmigrantes en Texas, iniciaron una huelga de trabajo y de hambre, exigiendo ser liberadas con sus hijas/os. En junio, las madres en el Campo de Detención de la Familia en el Condado de Berks-Pensilvania, iniciaron una huelga similar. Un juez federal falló a su favor el 21 de agosto, ordenando al gobierno de Obama liberar a todas las madres y las/os niños detenidos para el 23 de octubre. (EndFamilyDentention.com)El 1 de enero de 2014, el Movimiento de Liberación de Alabama anunció “una acción multirracial colectiva… por los Derechos Humanos y Civiles, en la forma de un paro laboral” que se extendió a las cárceles del condado de St. Clair y al condado de Elmore. MLA es una organización de base fundada por hombres encarcelados en Alabama.El MLA es claro sobre la base de su estrategia de resistencia: “Las cárceles no funcionan sin el trabajo de los reclusos. Y cada día que la prisión no funcione, el margen de sus ganancias cae”.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleFive sites in Inishowen added to OPW coastal monitoring programmeNext articleGovernment’s plan for further easing of restrictions to be unveiled next week News Highland By News Highland – May 20, 2021 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Facebook Donegal drinking-water samples had outside allowable limit of lead Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Almost 100 drinking-water samples had outside the allowable limit of lead, or an environmental pollutant.According to Irish Water’s most recent test results, seven properties had too much lead in their water.Homes in Donegal, Cavan, Cork, Limerick, Roscommon and Kerry were all outside the allowable limit.91 properties nationwide, had too many T-H-Ms, which some studies have linked to cancer.Dr Michelle Minihan, from the Environmental Protection Agency, says long-term exposure to lead can cause serious harm:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/water7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

first_imgA twelve-year hiatus in fishery-independent marine mammal surveys in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP), combined with a mandate to monitor dolphin stock status under international agreements and the need for reliable stock status information to set dolphin bycatch limits in the tuna purse-seine fishery, has renewed debate about how best to assess and monitor ETP dolphin stock status. The high cost of replicating previous ship-based surveys has intensified this debate. In this review, transect methods for estimating animal abundance from dedicated research surveys are considered, with a focus on both contemporary and potential methods suitable for surveying large areas for dolphin species that can form large, multi-species aggregations. Covered in this review are potential improvements to the previous ship-based survey methodology, other ship-based methods, alternative approaches based on high-resolution imagery and passive acoustics, and combinations of ship-based and alternative approaches.It is concluded that for immediate management needs, ship-based surveys, with some suggested modifications to improve precision, are the only reliable option despite their high cost. However, it is recommended that a top research priority should be development of composite methods. Pilotstudies on the use of high-resolution imagery and passive acoustics for development of indices of relative abundance to be used in composite methods should be part of any future ship-based survey efforts.last_img read more

first_imgThe 75-year-old Navy veteran chose not to seek re-election in May because he wants to spend more time with his family on both the East and West coasts. Trips to California to see two of his sons, his grandchildren and his brother will place great demands on his time, he noted. Guinosso was also the only Council member to vote no in May on an ordinance that halts construction of a controversial type of housing called “coastal cottages.” He wanted to make the ordinance even stricter by revoking a clause that grandfathers in coastal cottage projects that have already been approved by the city but are not yet built. Guinosso will attend his final Council meeting Thursday night, bringing his four-year term as the Fourth Ward representative to an end. Guinosso said his experience on Council and the time he formerly spent as a Planning Board member underscored the importance of knowing how government decisions affect the community. Guinosso says he leaves Council proud of his reputation as a stickler for details, an advocate for fiscal conservatism and a proponent of government transparency. Guinosso will be replaced on Council by Bob Barr, who won election in the Fourth Ward in May. He said he has not offered Barr any advice as he prepares to take office in July. “We want to get rid of the red ink and get more black ink,” he said. Volunteer work, his membership with a local watchdog group and his involvement with an alliance of Ocean City churches will keep him busy after he leaves Council, he said. As a Council member, he is particularly proud of the roadway, drainage and dredging projects the city has approved to upgrade its infrastructure, he said. In March, he opposed a proposed ordinance that would have restricted street performers to a designated area of the Boardwalk. He argued it would have violated their constitutional right to free expression. Mayor Jay Gillian later pulled the ordinance, fearing it would have hurt local teenagers trying to make some money during the summer season. “I care about the less fortunate in town,” he said. “I didn’t realize until I got involved with the Ecumenical Council and the food cupboard just how bad things were.” “In some ways, it’s bittersweet. I enjoy being on Council, but in talking with my wife, we know we have family to take care of,” he said in an interview Wednesday. “I think what we miss a lot is an understanding of the impacts of what we do. But I think we’re getting better at it,” he said. He believes that both Council and the Gillian administration have improved their relationship and outreach with the public. He said he is pleased with the public’s participation in city affairs overall, but wants local residents to be even more engaged with government. Guinosso displayed his independent streak this year by casting the lone dissenting vote on two issues generating intense public debate. The resolution praises him as “a tireless advocate for transparency, ethics and fiscal responsibility.” It goes on to say that he will “long be remembered for his professionalism, knowledge of local issues, good humor and for upholding the independent spirit of the Fourth Ward.” On the eve of his final Council meeting, Guinosso said he has come to appreciate the work government can do to improve the community. However, he would like to see the city remain careful with its spending. As one of his final acts, he plans to ask the Gillian administration for an update on the financial condition of the Music Pier, the Ocean City Aquatics and Fitness Center and the municipal airport, all facilities that have been running in the red, he said. By Donald WittkowskiPeter Guinosso is preparing to leave City Council, but says he has no plans to fade into the background in his soon-to-be role as ex-politician. “Unless people stay involved and express concerns about issues, everything remains stagnant,” he said. Ocean City is generally known for its award-winning beaches, bustling Boardwalk and family-friendly atmosphere during the peak summer tourism season. But Guinosso said there are other parts of the community that struggle. For instance, the Ecumenical Council handed out 3,700 articles of clothing in May to needy people, he noted. Although he is leaving Council, Guinosso promised to remain active in the community. He is a member of the government watchdog group Fairness In Taxes and also serves with the Ocean City Ecumenical Council, a confederation of churches closely involved with charity work. A resolution that Council will approve Thursday in his honor gives a glimpse of both his personality and his political preferences during his tenure with the seven-member governing body.last_img read more

first_imgReading the bit of blurb on the back cover stating that: “The seventeenth-century ’Mermaid pie’ was a way of flirting with the idea of cannibalism”, you wouldn’t be blamed for wondering what sort of book this was. It is in fact an all-encompassing look at the world of pies in all their glorious pastry history.With lesser-known facts, period photos and recipes, this book is far from just a history lesson on the origin of pies. For example, did you know that early pies often had a crust several inches thick, to preserve the contents for up to a year? Nowadays, the idea of bakers marketing a fresh pie with a shelf-life that long is unimaginable.Janet Clarkson begins the book by looking at the history of the pie and of pastry-making, before moving on to pie designs and fillings.She then runs through the different types of pies and their origins, as well as referencing the inclusion of pies in modern-day culture – for example in the comic Desperate Dan with his cow pie, teen movie American Pie, or the human-filled pies in Sweeney Todd. The final sections of the book are dedicated to thoughts on the future of pies, as well as recipes for making your own.Although the author admits she fell short when attempting to describe what a pie actually is, she falls back on a quote by Raymond Sokolov – “I may not be able to define a pie, but I know one when I see it.”last_img read more

first_imgTesco is expected to announce the sale of its Giraffe restaurant chain, which has reignited speculation that the Euphorium bakery chain and coffee shop chain Harris + Hoole will be next.Dave Lewis, chief executive of Tesco, has sanctioned the sale of Giraffe, which it has owned for just three years. The chain is being sold to an unidentified family office vehicle, which already has restaurant assets in the UK.Many of the assets being sold by Lewis were acquired by his two most recent predecessors: Sir Terry Leahy and Philip Clarke, who wanted to diversify the retailer’s appeal and geographical reach. Tesco is also selling interests in Turkey, including supermarket chain Kipa.Speculation is rife that Lewis also wants to sell peripheral businesses, including coffee shop chain Harris + Hoole, the Euphorium bakery chain and the Dobbies garden centres business.Tesco declined to comment when contacted by British Baker at the time of going to press.last_img read more

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaIf some of the more than 15 inches of rainfall our state has hadthis year made its way inside your home and wasn’t quicklyremoved, you could have conditions ripe for a mold problem.”Across the Southeast, mold caused by flooding can trigger healthproblems in sensitive individuals,” said Gina Peek, a housingprogram assistant with the University of Georgia ExtensionService.”Mold is ubiquitous in the environment, and it is extremelydifficult to remove all molds from an indoor environment,” Peeksaid. “But you can control moisture to aid in the elimination ofmold growth.”Follow these stepsIf you suspect you have a mold problem caused by flooding, UGAexperts recommend: First, locateand repair the source of the moisture, be it a leaky pipe orroof. Next, determine whether mold is in fact present.”If you see blackish or greenish stains on areas that werewater-damaged or notice a musty smell,” she said. “you very likelyhave mold contamination.”Peek says there’s no real need for expensive mold tests. Justremove the source of the moisture, then proceed with clean-up. Remove or thoroughly clean any area that is mold stained.Make sure to wear a respirator and protective clothing, such as along-sleeves shirt and gloves, when working to remove mold. And,keep children or allergy-sensitive family members away from thearea orout of the house entirely during mold clean-up.Throw away severely contaminated porous materials such ascarpets, damaged sheetrock and furniture. Clean well or removeWood and tile surfaces can be scrubbed with a soap and watersolution. Be sure to rinse surfaces well with clean water.Insulation in walls and ventilation systems should be checked andremoved if evidence of mold is found. “Remember, people can react to mold, even if it’s in wallcavities,” Peek said.Aside from weather-related moisture, don’t forget to control thedaily moisture that can also create indoor mold.To fight mold daily, eliminate moisture sources such as drippingfaucets, leaking pipes, puddles of water and wet bathmats. Use asqueegee after bathing to remove water from shower walls andbathtubs.Peek also recommends making sure there is adequate ventilationwhile cooking and bathing to reduce moisture build-up.last_img read more