Local business ransacked in spate of burglaries across Donegal

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – April 2, 2019 Pinterest Twitter Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+center_img Google+ WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Local business ransacked in spate of burglaries across Donegal Facebook Previous articleThe Devenney ViewNext articleLetterkenny MD signs Friendship Charter with West Dunbartonshire Council News Highland Investigations are continuing into a spate of break-ins in Donegal over the past week. Two properties in Backrock Drive in Ballybofey were targeted in the early hours of Wednesday morning last.While efforts to gain entry to one house failed, thieves made off with a handbag, a sum of money and items with sentimental from the other property just a few doors down.Intruders caused considerable damage to the back patio doors on both premises.Garda Grainne Doherty is appealing to taxi drivers in the area or anyone who may have witnessed anything to come forward.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/ballybofeycrime1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A number of business premises in Lifford were also targeted in the past week.A large sum of money was stolen from the Peking House, on Bridge Street at some stage on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning last after thieves entered the premises via a back window.On the same date, the front door of a restaurant on the same street was smashed however no entry was gained.Garda Doherty says it’s possible that the incidents are linked:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/liffordcrime1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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Tunnel vision

first_imgWhat can the optimum travelling oven achieve? Fast efficient baking well, that should be a given. But nowadays, every semi and industrial user is looking for more. At the Iba exhibition in Germany, Gouet, a part of Mecatherm, launched its new Double Action oven. Gouet chairman Olivier Sergent took British Baker through its workings: “The Double Action oven combines two of the most sought-after baking systems: cyclotherm and impingement, also known as radiation baking and forced convection baking.” Radiation baking means there is no air movement, so the products bake gently and evenly. “In convection baking, when the core temperature is correct, the top opens and hot air flow gives fast surface baking for exactly the right amount of colour.”Its dual action makes the oven ideal for tin breads, he says, ensuring they have no burnt tops, but is also suitable for flat breads, rolls and topped lines, such as pizzas. Sergent adds: “There is fantastic flexibility, but also consistency. And what makes it unique is that you can bake such a range of goods on an industrial scale in one oven. Baking time is reduced, saving energy, while the quality of the product, including tin bread, is excellent.”The first oven has already been sold to the Village Bakery (Coedpoeth) for its gluten-free production site at Wrexham.Italian manufacturer Polin’s tunnel ovens are designed for larger-scale bread, pastry and biscuit production. Polin manufactured its first oven some 80 years ago in Verona, Italy. The company now makes ovens capable of multiple applications. From cyclothermic heated systems to convection and electric, the made-to-order range can be adapted to suit a particular product and the production levels required.With the benefits of combining multihead depositors and sheeters to the line, as well as a choice of conveyor, from wire mesh, metal or stone-based, production can become more streamlined and versatile.Travelling cookerDouble D, now a division of JBT FoodTech, installed its first Revoband Continuous Oven over 16 years ago, using technology based on the company’s travelling cooker for the meat and poultry industry. Designed in zones, for extreme flexibility, the high impingement oven can be programmed to suit any number of different bakery recipes and specifications, while the travelling stainless steel band can be custom-built up to 3.6 metres wide.The production of chilled or pre-cooked speciality breads is an expanding market, one in which New Primebake, part of the Bakkavör Group and one of Double D’s customers, specialises. Three factories in Nantwich, Barton and, most recently, Crewe, produce speciality breads for most of the major UK supermarkets, including a range of handcrafted breads with toppings, comprising butter, garlic, cheese, olives, herbs and sun-dried tomatoes.With the addition of the Crewe factory, Mark Jones, New Primebake’s manufacturing director, was charged with the task of doubling capacity without changing the technical specifications of the bake and, importantly, maintaining safety, as toppings like butter and cheese can be extremely volatile. He says: “We initially wrote a spec for 10 oven manufacturers from across the world and shortlisted five. Double D ticked all our boxes. Their knowledge straddles both baking and food industries, allowing our initial specification and design to benefit from a diverse product knowledge, imparting significant benefits that we would not have thought possible in traditional baking principles.”The oven also boasts Double D’s Clean In Place (CIP) system, featuring sparge pipes that deliver a pressurised, heated, caustic solution throughout the oven, cleaning any debris or residue. “The Double D oven also contains a water bath, which collects and discards this volatile residue. It has halved our cleaning down-time,” says Jones.Energy-saving featuresSpooner Industries of Ilkley has over 75 years’ experience in bakery, developing new technologies in its in-house testing and R&D facilities. The company’s tunnel ovens are designed with an energy efficiency mode installed. During product change-over, the oven temperature and airflow can be automatically lowered, while remaining ready to bake with minimal energy usage. Spooner has also integrated energy-saving features to automatically minimise the combustion air quantity and can install easy-clean heat recovery systems to capture the flue stack energy and use it to preheat fresh air or for bakery hot water heating.Adjustable air systems allow Spooner’s tunnel oven to alter its baking characteristics, providing the ability to adjust heat flux at numerous points throughout the baking process. The company uses various methods of retraction for ease of access, including traditional hinge doors, retracting doors and a complete retracting top half. Specific attention is paid to hygiene throughout the detail, design and also in the manufacturing techniques used in the oven construction.Forced convection systems provide uniform airflow, which results in even and consistent bake quality, says the company, while the installation of radiant effect damper systems offers versatility in the type of bake between either convection or radiant type baking to give the product the desired quality and appearance.Spooner Industries recently secured a fourth order from Warburtons to design and manufacture a tunnel oven for its new ’super-bakery’ in Bristol. Warburtons chairman Jonathan Warburton says: “The new Bristol Bakery is one of our biggest developments. We’ve invested heavily in the latest state-of-the-art equipment from companies we know and trust.” Spooner Vicars, a separate company, also supplies tunnel ovens.Benier UK supplies ovens to suit every type of bakery and works with four main manufacturers three within the Kaak Group, and Sveba Dahlen, a specialist semi-industrial oven supplier in Sweden. Within Kaak are: German-based Daub, which pioneered the use of thermal oil ovens, saving customers up to 30% on their energy costs while producing a quality end product; and Italian firm MCS, a specia-list manufacturer of pizza ovens and industrial cyclotherm ovens. Its products are also suitable for almost any kind of baked goods, from traditional bread (hearth-baked) to all types of panned bread, rolls and the more delicate products. MCS ovens can reach a baking temperature of up to 350°C. Also, in the Kaak Group itself is the Multi-Step oven which travels vertically rather than horizontally.The Daub Hanseat range is a multi-deck tunnel oven system that can either be batch or continuous. Its special system means heat cannot escape when products are being loaded and the oven is aimed at large bakeries that require a continuous throughput. David Marsh, managing director of Benier UK, says: “Daub’s ovens use thermal oil to heat a radiator, which runs through the oven and maintains it at the optimum temperature throughout its entire length, a bit like a domestic central heating system that maintains the same heat throughout a property.”The MCS Bakemaster tunnel oven can be supplied with either a wire mesh or a stone plate baking conveyor. The wire mesh oven is suitable for hearth-baked products as well as baking on trays or in tins, pans and moulds. Similarly, one or more turbo zones can be incorporated to optimise heat transfer. Its modular design also allows each Bakemaster oven to be easily adapted to bake a wide range of products, such as rolls hearth-baked and in pans or trays; bread hearth-baked and/or in tins; cakes; confectionery; and pizza. The MCS direct-fired HT Oven is used for baking products that require high temperatures, often more than 350°C, such as pizzas, pitta bread and other similar products. The Kaak Multi-Step vertical tunnel oven has an indexing chain at the entrance, which lifts the baking trays stepwise towards the top of the oven. The trays are then pushed into the second baking chamber, where a similar stepping mechanism will bring them down. This process is repeated, after which the trays will leave the oven.last_img read more

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News story: New partnership with Muscular Dystrophy UK to improve journeys for disabled road users

first_img We welcome the Department for Transport’s investment in Changing Places toilets at motorway service stations across England. By building more Changing Places across the road network, disabled people and their families can travel in the knowledge there will be fully accessible toilets they can use safely and with dignity. Investing in Changing Places toilets means we can tackle the exclusion many disabled people face. We look forward to working in partnership with the Department for Transport and our campaigners in delivering this project. Switchboard 0300 330 3000 £300 million to make railway stations more accessible through Access for All £2 million for audio and visual equipment on buses, so that passengers on almost every bus will know where and when to alight a £2 million passenger awareness campaign to increase disability awareness and reduce hate crime on our network an accreditation scheme for transport operators to receive formal recognition for positive work to improve disabled passengers’ experiences, such as training frontline staff and senior management on disability awareness measures to ensure future technology is designed inclusively from the outset, with opportunities sought to harness innovation Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 The Inclusive Transport Strategy also included: Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 Roads media enquiriescenter_img This followed an announcement in May 2018, when the Prime Minister said she wanted people to enjoy an extra 5 years of healthy and independent living by 2035, while also narrowing the gap between the richest and poorest. A new partnership with charity Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) will bring Changing Places accessible toilets to the majority of motorway service areas — making journeys easier for disabled people across England.The charity will work with the Department for Transport to allocate £2 million of funding for Changing Places toilets, which will be built in the early 2020s.The funding was announced as part of the government’s Inclusive Transport Strategy, which aims to provide equal access to the transport network by 2030.Transport Accessibility Minister Nusrat Ghani said: Department for Transport announces new partnership with Muscular Dystrophy UK £2 million funding commitment for Changing Places accessible toilets new facilities to give greater confidence to disabled people travelling on the roads Changing Places facilities differ from standard accessible toilets, providing more space and specialised equipment, including adult-sized changing benches and hoists, to allow people with conditions like muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy to use them safely and comfortably.Catherine Woodhead, Chief Executive of Muscular Dystrophy UK, said: It is not good enough that only 15 of England’s 112 motorway service areas currently have facilities that all disabled people can use with confidence. I am committed to delivering an inclusive transport network, and our partnership with MDUK is the next step in ensuring that everyone, disabled or not, can use our roads.last_img read more

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Warriors report: Curry should eclipse his latest milestone against Memphis

first_imgOAKLAND — The Warriors wrapped up shootaround Monday afternoon in anticipation for Monday’s matchup against the Grizzlies.Here are the biggest takeaways from the session. Curry is ready for his latest milestone.Warriors guard Stephen Curry is just 10 points away from 15,000 career points, meaning there’s a good chance he’ll break the milestone Monday evening against the Grizzlies — which put the guard in a reflective mood. “It’s just a reminder to appreciate what you’re doing and …last_img

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SA airline to service Bombardier aircraft

first_img19 November 2012 Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace has appointed South African Express Airways as the first authorized service facility for the company’s commercial aircraft on the African continent. Bombardier made the announcement on Sunday to coincide with the opening of the 44th annual general assembly of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) in Johannesburg. “Our entire customer services team is firmly committed to expanding our presence in Africa at an accelerated pace to support operators of Bombardier commercial and business aircraft,” Bombardier Aerospace customer services president Eric Martel said in a statement. Johannesburg-based South African Express is a domestic and regional passenger and cargo carrier which, since its establishment in 1994, has become one of the fastest-growing regional airlines in Africa. The airline employs a full-time staff of approximately 300 maintenance technicians performing both light and heavy maintenance work, and has repeatedly earned Bombardier’s “airline reliability performance” award for the Middle East and Africa. Bombardier already has a strong presence on the continent, with more than 160 of its Dash 8/Q-Series and CRJ aircraft either currently in service with, or on order by, 40 operators and leasing companies in over 20 African countries. Raphael Haddad, Bombardier’s vice-president for sales in the Middle East and Africa, who is leading the company’s delegation at the AFRAA annual general assembly, said the continent was poised for growth, “and over the next 20 years, it is predicted that Africa will be one of the leaders in annual economic growth, second only to China. “Our market forecast for the 2012-2031 timeframe predicts that African airlines will take delivery of 550 aircraft in the 20- to 149-seat segment industry-wide,” Haddad said. “We are excited by the potential opportunities for expanding commercial aviation in Africa and our role in that development.” Ramon Vahed, South African Express’s general manager for aircraft maintenance and engineering and fleet development, said that achieving authorized service facility status with Bombardier “will prove to be a significant milestone for the airline and our shareholders and will provide operators in the region with improved access to a sustainable, cost-effective and high-quality local maintenance support service.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Mathematics made easy for a better tomorrow

first_imgPhotographer: Doctor Ncgobo, Isolezwe NewspaperPlay Your Part ambassador, Dr Msizi Mkhize is passionate about the teaching Mathematics and Accounting to young people so that they can secure sound futures for themselves.Dr Mkhize holds Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Commerce degrees. He currently lectures accounting at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Accounting, Economics and Finance. Dr Mkhize is the author of accounting study guide “Grade 12 Accounting: Mathematical calculations made simple” and has developed a Maths Show that encourages learners to talk Maths, Love Maths and see it as an interesting subject.During his spare time, he hosts Maths shows as various schools and churches in KwaZulu-Natal throughout the year and constantly amazes learners and teachers by showing them how they use Maths in their daily lives and how Bible verses can be linked to Maths. He also writes opinion pieces in newspapers about reasons to love Maths, adds a twist to his Accounting lectures by creating an educational games for his Accounting students, and runs annual Maths and accounting exam preparation workshops for Grade 11 and 12 pupils.Mkhize believes that encouraging creativity in Basic Education has the potential of not only improving education, but also empowering learners and teachers with a special type of thinking and generations of ideas and algorithms. His creative and innovative methods of demystifying Mathematics are excellent and well received by learners and teachers.“As South Africans, we need to inspire a special type of thinking and generate ideas to make our learners not only love Maths but also be inspired by its endless possibilities. I am committed to doing this but I cannot achieve it alone because realising this vision requires finances, skills and innovation so I am appealing to anyone who wants to be part of encouraging creativity in Basic Education to contribute to this cause and let’s do it together,” said Mkhize.Dr Msizi Mkhize can be reached on e-mail at [email protected]last_img read more

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Weekly Poll: Is A Private Cloud Just A Glorified Data Center?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… alex williams Tags:#cloud#cloud computing We are in our third week here at ReadWriteCloud. One of the weekly features we do is a poll about an issue related to cloud computing or virtualization.Last week we asked if you plan to invest in virtualization. This week we are asking: Is a private cloud just a glorified data center? You’ll see the poll in the right sidebar of the main ReadWriteCloud page.We had a pretty small sample to work with last week but the results show that virtualization is living up to its promise as one of the most important IT investments being made in the enterprise.This week, the question turns to an issue that gets its fair share of debate. For detractors, private cloud computing is not cloud computing at all. It’s virtualization applied to a data center. It does not have the capacity that you get with a public cloud infrastructure. From Andre Ye:“And, the cost to expand that variability means additional capital expense for the company. That seems to run counter to some of the inherent benefits of cloud computing.”Proponents, like Gartner’s Thomas Bittman, say the debate is a foolish one.“There’s an argument over whether the term “cloud” can be used to describe the changes taking place in internal IT architectures. How silly! Regardless of the term, there is a major trend playing out over the next few years where internal IT providers want to make fundamental changes so that they behave and provide similar benefits (on smaller scale) as cloud computing providers.”What do you think? Is private cloud computing for real? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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The One Mistake That Indicates You Are Going to Give a Price Concession

first_imgYour client is going to ask you for a lower price. They are obligated to do so, as this makes them good stewards of their company’s money. They want to make the best deal they can for their company, just like the people who buy things for your company. You can expect this to happen, and you can yourself fortunate when it doesn’t.Your client might say, “Can you do better than this,” or “Can you help me out,” or “That isn’t going to fly,” or “I want to work with you, but you’ll need to match your competitor,” or “I need you to sharpen your pencil.” No matter what words they may use to express the idea that they need a discount, as soon as you say, “Let me ask my manager what we can do,” you have already conceded on price.The first thing you’ve done to harm yourself when asked for a price reduction is to disempower yourself. Suggesting that you have no real power to negotiate a discount puts you in a position of weakness (even though some people use this in attempt to improve their position). You have moved away from being a peer and towards being something less than that, diminishing your stature in the eyes of your prospective client.The second thing that has occurred is that you have switched sides in the negotiation. Instead of negotiating with your prospect, you are now going to your manager to negotiate with your company. You may not have thought of this in this way, but you are now negotiating the size of the concession you are going to give your prospect. It’s likely that is an easier negotiation that the one you might have had with your client.Without either pushing back and defending the investment you are asking your client to make or negotiating, you have signaled that you are going to give a concession. By doing so, you have likely set a precedent for future negotiations.last_img read more

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Playing against royalty in 2017 SEA Games

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters RoS import vows to play better after lack of aggressive play vs Kia Despite having his polo qualifications challenged by Johor Crown Prince Ismail Idris after his inclusion in Malaysia’s polo squad was announced, he is set to be the first minister in the region to take part in the SEA Games. The 41-year-old Youth and Sports Minister of Malaysia previously played in international matches, and in July’s Malaysia Open.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It is not often that you can tell your friends and family that you took on a king or princess, but some SEA Games athletes can.Ever since the inaugural South-east Asian Peninsular (SEAP) Games in 1959, the biennial event has seen royal descendants participate in sports which pit them against people of different backgrounds.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonycenter_img LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Brunei national football team captain is the nephew of Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei. He announced himself at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, when Brunei finished bottom of their six-team group. Royal blood aside, the 19-year-old is a footballing prospect, having already recorded appearances for the youth sides of English Premier League clubs Southampton, Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City.KHAIRY JAMALUDDIN Thailand, for example, have been represented by at least two royalties. The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej won the OK dinghy class in sailing at the 1967 Bangkok SEAP Games, while Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana – the only daughter of King Maha Vajiralongkorn – clinched the badminton team gold at the 2005 Manila SEA Games.FAIQ BOLKIAHFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Gameslast_img read more

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