California Raisins’ Las Vegas comp

first_imgCalifornia Raisins has launched a new competition  – the California Raisin Bread Competition – in which craft bakers can win a trip to Las Vegas for producing the best looking and tasting raisin bread. First prize is a trip to IBIE – a comprehensive baking expo in Las Vegas, held in 2010, combined with a study trip to California. You will also receive PR for the product and your business. Second and third place will both receive free PR and advertising for the company and winning product.The final judging and award ceremony will be held at the National Association of Master Bakers’ annual conference in Bournemouth in May.If you are a craft baker, retail shop owner or manager, part of a commercial bakery or a bakery technician, then you’re eligible to enter.For more information please contact The California Raisin Administrative Committee on 020 8741 8513 or email [email protected] deadline for entries is 19 March 2009.last_img read more

Maersk, MSC, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd and ONE to Form Liner Association

first_imgLiner giants MSC, A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, and Ocean Network Express plan to set up an association aimed at digitalization, standardization and interoperability in the container shipping industry.The IT executives from these companies are discussing common information technology standards, which would openly available and free of charge for all stakeholders of the wider container shipping industry.“It’s in the customers’ and all stakeholders’ best interest, if container shipping companies operate with a common set of information technology standards,” says André Simha, CIO of MSC and spokesperson of the group.“We are striving for less red tape and better transparency. The timing is right, as emerging technologies create new customer friendly opportunities. Together, we gain traction in delivering technological breakthroughs and services to our customers compared to working in our own closed silos.”The carriers believe there is a need for a neutral and non-profit body for ocean carriers that would ensure interoperability through standardization.“Digital is key for A.P. Moller – Maersk in delivering on our strategy to become an integrated container logistics company that offers simple, end-to-end services with seamless customer experience. A joint set of technical standards will ensure interoperability and enable all parties to concentrate on value adding differentiation as we move the container shipping industry towards further digitalization,” says Adam Banks, Chief Technology & Information Officer, A.P. Moller – Maersk.Simha: Our Association Will Be Industry’s Collective Voice on IT“Ocean Network Express sees a wave of innovation technology development in shipping and logistics industry over the recent years which can bring good opportunity to the whole industry for digital transformation. But, at the same time, we’re a little bit cautious about adopting new technology by individual company since there is no common standard in the market which may be ending up with re-integrating work among all stakeholders in the supply chain,” Noriaki Yamaga, Managing Director, Corporate & Innovation, Ocean Network Express.” With this mind, we feel it would be necessary to do some discussion and collaboration on the area of new technology and innovation to establish common IT standard and governance for the industry to streamline and digitize shipping process in a modern way.”As informed, the association has no intent of developing or operating any digital platform, and welcomes new members to join. Furthermore, the liner companies said that the association would not discuss any commercial or operational matters.The association is set to start operating from early 2019.last_img read more

Northwest Harley-Davidson Shares What to Look for When Buying a Motorcycle

first_imgMaybe you’ve always had a motorcycle or maybe you’ve always wanted one.  Whatever the reason, you are in the market for a new bike.  And while your friends may have their own ideas on the best motorcycle for you, it’s always a good bet to ask the experts when making a big investment such as purchasing a motorcycle.At Lacey-based Northwest Harley-Davidson they know a lot about helping riders, new and experienced, find the right bike.  They’ve been doing it for over 18 years and they strive to be the Friendlist Shop on the West Coast.  When you boil it down, there are really just two main things to look for when buying a new or used motorcycle.#1 – Fitment – Hands down, this is the most important part of buying a new bike.  Fitment is how your body fits on a bike and just as each body is built differently, so is each bike.  Arm length, torso and leg length including weight are just a few of the factors that go into finding the right bike to match your body type.  The staff at NW Harley-Davidson are experts in fitting a bike to a rider and will help you navigate the large selection to find one that will give you the most comfortable and safest ride possible.#2 – Intended Use – Most riders will use their motorcycle for a variety of types of riding.  However, there is typically a specific type of riding that individuals are drawn to or intend to primarily use their new bike for.  Are you going to commute daily to work on your Harley?  Maybe you intend to be a casual rider, joining local groups for weekend rides.  Or possibly you are planning a cross-country ride over many months.  Will you ride alone or with a partner?  All of these factors impact the type of bike that is right for you.The expert staff at Northwest Harley-Davidson will ensure you walk out of their store on the right bike – one that fits and one that fits your life.  And, really, one that looks incredibly cool, too.  You can contact the sales staff at Northwest Harley-Davidson for a personal fitting at 360.705.8515 or reach them on line at www.nwharley.com.Live your dreams, just RIDE……… Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Things to know: Sharks’ Meier disagrees with embellishment fine

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The NHL slapped Timo Meier with the “diver” label, again, a tag the Sharks forward is taking issue with.Meier received a $2,000 fine for embellishment on Wednesday, a penalty he received for earning his second diving citation from the NHL this season. The Sharks forward received a warning from the NHL last month after he took an apparent dive in a game against the Winnipeg Jets on Feb. 5. Meier caught the league’s eye again on Saturday when he went down to the ice after making …last_img

Photo library: Tourism and leisure 6

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Tourism & Leisure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) KwaZulu-Natal province: The luxury Didima holiday resort in the Drakensberg range of mountains.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Second Beach, Clifton. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Sightseeing from an open-top bus. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The Sandbar bar and restaurant, Camps Bay. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The Sea Point municipal swimming pools. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Jogging in Sea Point. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Camps Bay. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Admiring a Ferrari in Camps Bay. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: The Cullinan, Southern Sun, and Holiday Inn in central Cape Town. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageTOURISM AND LEISURE 6:{loadposition tourism}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

Smart Luggage Eases Travel; Strict Industry Regulation Could Jeopardize the Market

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Abhishek Budholiya is a tech blogger, digital marketing pro, and has contributed to numerous tech magazines. Currently, as a technology and digital branding consultant, he offers his analysis on the tech market research landscape. His forte is analysing the commercial viability of a new breakthrough, a trait you can see in his writing. When he is not ruminating about the tech world, he can be found playing table tennis or hanging out with his friends. Tags:#luggage market#smart baggage locks#smart luggage market Follow the Puck Ever since internet was introduced to the world, it has undergone startling evolution. What began by connecting institutions and businesses for efficient work, no connects everything from our bodies, homes, communities to goods and services and our whole ecosystem. All of these factors are a enough for a ‘perfect storm’- read: Internet of Things (IoT), which has nearly engulfed every ‘thing’ and changed the way we live over the next decade. IoT’s unimaginable vast network where people-to-people, people-to-things, and things-to-things are connected, our living ecosystem is fundamentally changing because not just how decisions are taken, but who makes them and where are those decisions taken will impact our work and homes.Among other connected things including the buildings we live in, products we buy, the food we eat, the room we sleep in, our food and the soil we grow- everything potentially a part of IoT, key leaders involved in the IoT technology development are looking at the next important step- Smart Luggage . Whether traveling by rail or flight, travelers always have to be careful with their luggage as the fear of bags being stolen, mislaid or harmed in any way always exists.Smart Luggage Means Never Having to Worry about Your Bags Ever AgainTag, Track and, Locate: Though carryon baggage lets travelers skip the queue, checking in those bags is time consuming and labor intensive task, as travelers need to print tags, secure them to their bags and drop-off at the check in counters. In a bid to simplify this process, a Germany-based luggage manufacturer rolled out a range of suitcases that comes with an embedded E Ink display. Same size as the standard paper luggage tag, E Ink display gathers data from either supported airline mobile application or the manufacturer’s own app. The airline app then have to simply use its check-in feature and sync it with the electronic tag- helping the airline to drop-off luggage at the dedicated airport counter. The luggage manufacturer also claims that its own app can also be used for initiation as well as switching the tag to contact information mode – making the E Ink display useful even if the airlines or airports do not support electronic tags. Presently available at available at Munich, Hamburg and Frankfurt airports, smart luggage tags have major potential.Missing or permanently lost baggage are a nightmare for travelers. The feeling is sinking to say the least. With advanced IoT based solutions, travelers would never have to worry about losing their bags. With the help of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, data stored in the smart luggage tags can be consistently and accurately captured by scanners utilizing radio waves. This makes way for simple and effective tracking. Travelers are literally omnipresent with their bags at all times- ensuring they have made it on to the plane and unloaded at the other ‘relevant’ final destination. The RFID technology- likely to be used at 344 airports around the world with a success rate of 99.9% after numerous trials coupled with management reporting systems- will make baggage handling efficient.Secure with a Lock: Considering how easy it is to lock luggage and lose the key to it or forget passwords, advanced ways to smart lock luggage are in contention. Among the contenders: locks that allows users to easily unlock the luggage through a tap on their smartphones, locking and unlocking using fingerprint ID, smart baggage locks with GPS that would enable travelers to check on their bag and ensure it is still locked along with real-time along with notifications when the bag is loaded onto a plane. The smart luggage locks uses Near Field Communication (NFC) NFC and a battery or at times smart locks can also be accessed using a pre-paired NFC smart sticker– that travelers can put in their wallet, in case of non-availability of an NFC-enabled device.Knock off Weighty-issues: Ceiling on baggage weight is the biggest gripe for flyers. While manufacturers have made advancements in materials and design along with other features such as GPS tracking, many players are beginning to take a hold and have come up with smart inbuilt scale that would indicate- on the phone screen the luggage’s weight- on pulling the handle of the suitcase and if it meets the airline’s baggage requirements.Remote-controlled Smart Wheels: Even those most luggage have wheels attached to them, travelers still have to trawl it. To further enhance the traveler experience and more it less harrowing, smart luggage that does not need trailing are doing rounds. These smart luggage, having wheels can be controlled by a remote.Additionally, to get the smart luggage game even more high-tech, a groundbreaking ‘seeing’ suitcase was introduced in the smart luggage market last month, and is billed as the world’s first ever ‘vision-powered carry-on’. Powered by ‘Computer Vision’, the luxury smart luggage recognizes its user and analyzes surroundings. The suitcase is designed to move alongside its user at the speed of 6 mph in “Side Follow” mode. And, in case of an obstruction, the suitcase will stop, drop back and follow from behind.Smart Luggage That Convert into Beds, Kitchen, and Offices?Did you ever want to have a bed, kitchen and, work station all combined in your luggage? The answer is in a suitcase that the world welcomed last month, designed by an Australian-born designer. The smart luggage made of aluminum and wood exterior and leather interiors– come in various designs. The smart suitcase can be converted into a work desk and a sleeping bag- with cushions and side frames to keep accessories and belongings. In the next phase, the company is also set to launch a series of smart, luxurious suitcase that will work as a kitchen with foldable chopping table, mini fridge, built-in power supply and drawers for cutlery.Are Smart Luggage Secure? Multiple Bans, Poor Enforcement, Information Theft to Decelerate Market The smart luggage is in for some challenges after the US airlines put a ban on lithium-ion batteries. These batteries are what make a luggage ‘smart’- is highly inflammable and could cause a fire break mid-flight. Although, Lithium-ion batteries present in devices like laptops and suitcases are acceptable, the ones present in smart luggage are not owing to the fact that these are often pushed in the overhead cabin. However, to ease this ban, airlines are allowing travelers to carry such smart luggage only after removing the batteries. But this raises two issues: firstly, removing batteries can be an extremely difficult task as it would involve a lot of unscrewing and wire snipping of the smart luggage, and secondly it would be stripped off its ‘smart’ functionality, reducing it to a regular luggage. The ban went in full effect starting early this year leaving a number of companies in a tough spot.  However, poor implementation of this ban- wherein TSA- approved smart luggage are allowed, could add to the pain of manufacturers and could be a major drawback for the smart luggage market, restraining people from buying one. Travelers will be allowed to carry on or check in their smart luggage as long it has removable battery.Owing to connectivity issues, feasibility of smart luggage is limited to only airports and is expected to be one of the major areas of concern. Additionally, since these products have wires, screws, battery chargers and RFID tags often confuse TSA scanners. Also, security factors such as theft of personal and confidential data including travel itinerary are expected to slow down the smart luggage market growth.This fallout has definitely affected the smart luggage market and if the restrictions continue, many other smart luggage manufacturers will either start looking for new technological advancements or fold entirely. Although, some manufacturers have already started making onboard batteries modular instead of integrated ones, the full potential of smart luggage is yet to be realized. Abhishek Budholiya Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industrylast_img read more

Hughton reserves special praise for Solanke

first_imgBrighton boss Chris Hughton praised the capture of England’s young forward Dominic Solanke as a decent signing for BournemouthThe Seagulls boss while also clarified his team were never interested in signing the ex-Liverpool man.“He was a player that was linked with us, but that was all,”  Hughton told Sky.“I can’t say I don’t know the player, because this is our game, he’s an exceptional young good talent.“Any player of that age and quality we’re aware of. But it was just speculation, nothing more.“Having said that, Bournemouth have got a real exceptional talent, and I’m sure he’ll be great for them.BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Chris Hughton, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City at American Express Community Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Hughton’s first words after being sacked Manuel R. Medina – May 22, 2019 The former Brighton and Hove Albion manager says he was “hugely disappointed and surprised” when he was fired from the club.“I’m really delighted to go through; we’ve got a tough period coming up but I would rather be in the next round than not.“We didn’t start the game too well, we had some problems early on and we probably were 2-0 up against the run of play.“But we managed the game well in the second half and it’s a great result for us.”Delighted to put pen to paper with @afcbournemouth . Really looking forward to start working with some great players and a great manager. Exciting times ahead!😆🍒 pic.twitter.com/PKWqwBMtlx— Dom Solanke (@DomSolanke) January 4, 2019last_img read more

Coalgate Ministry interest in docs leaves CBI stumped

first_imgNoting that it has already provided all the relevant records, CBI said they have received a letter on June 11 from DoPT with reference to five cases in which documents were sent to them in pursuance to the court’s directions for considering according of sanction to try two public servants, K S Kropha and K C Samria, for their alleged roles in coal scam cases.It said in the letter, some documents including FIR, draft charge sheet, statement of witnesses, disclosure statements and other relevant materials were sought by the Ministry of Coal. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIThe CBI said that in the DoPT letter certain documents were sought for by Ministry, including “any material which may tilt the balance in favour of the accused.”CBI’s prosecutor told the court that they have sent reply to DoPT’s Secretary that all documents sought have been already sent along with the records and “any further relevant document as were sought for in the letter, can be looked into only after the same are specified”.”It has been thus submitted that in all the five cases referred to in letter dated June 11, 2015 all the documents as were necessary for considering the issue of according sanction to prosecute the two public servants and as have been now sought for were already sent in the necessary proforma to the DoPT on February 11, 2015 itself,” Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar said. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: Kovind”It was thus submitted by senior public prosecutor that it was beyond comprehension as to why the communication as referred to above was being made by DoPT or by Ministry of Coal when the entire record was already available with them,” the judge noted in his order.The court was hearing a coal scam case involving Nagpur- based Grace Industries Ltd (GIL) and others.The court had earlier directed CBI to place records of the case before the competent authority so that they could consider according sanction to prosecute Kropha, former Joint Secretary in Coal Ministry, and Vishwas Sawakhande, then Director of Directorate of Geology and Mining in Maharashtra Government, for alleged offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act. During the hearing, the agency told the court that even though all relevant records regarding Sawakhande was sent to the Maharashtra government on February 6, no communication has yet been received on the issue of according sanction.The investigating officer (IO) informed the court that Sawakhande has retired on May 31, 2015 and he would obtain a final report from the state government on the fate of request sent by CBI.last_img read more