One week until BIA – are you ready?

first_imgToday marks a week until the long-awaited Baking Industry Awards (BIA) – the baking industry’s answer to the Oscars!The 27th annual awards will be hosted by comedy star Hugh Dennis, known for his roles in sitcom Outnumbered and panel show Mock the Week.Taking place at the Park Lane Hilton on Wednesday 10 September, the eager finalists will await to see who will be crowned winner in each category.This year’s evening is themed around the ‘Best of British’ – aptly so as the night will be host to some of Britain’s best bakers and bakery contenders.In true #OscarSelfie style, British Baker is encouraging attendees to take to social media this year to share their pictures and memories of the event with the hashtag #BIA. Why not start early and tweet us @BritishBaker your plans in the build-up to the event.With only one week to go until the awards there are just a handful of tickets left. To secure your place, contact Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or email [email protected] without delay.For more details and a full list of finalists visit www.bakeryawards.co.uk.last_img read more

Solving the IT Challenges that Keep You Up at Night

first_img“I need a system that I can afford and help me achieve my productivity goals at the same time”“I want the ability to increase compute and storage on demand”“I want to keep it simple – for my customers and employees”With the constant evolution of technology, these IT tasks can be daunting and can easily keep any business owner up at night, especially if they’re just starting out.Thankfully, Dell EMC can guide you through every step of your IT journey – from helping choose the right server to optimizing it to meet the needs of your business. For small and medium business who might be looking for their first rack server, Dell EMC offers the PowerEdge R240. For medium and large business looking for an entry-level server for their data center deployment, the  PowerEdge R340 is the ideal solution.The PowerEdge R240 is a 1U single-socket rack server designed with enterprise features at affordable prices. It’s easy to deploy and ideal for:File/print – offering the right level of performance and storage for transactions sent to the network to be printed or storedMail messaging – providing enough storage capacity to handle receiving and sending emailsCollaboration and sharing – ready to enable collaborative applications for sharing information and processes on-site or remotelyWeb hosting – with the right mix of performance, storage, and memory capacityTo give you a sense of what the PowerEdge R240 offers, here is what one our customer had to say regarding their experience with this server:“Our number one priority as a global service provider is to keep people connected anywhere, anytime, all of the time. For our web hosting requirements, we need a server that is efficient, reliable, and scalable. After long hours of rigorous testing, The Dell EMC PowerEdge R240 was able to handle our customer’s applications and multiple benchmarks without a hitch. In addition, this server offers the right mix of features based on our specific requirements at any given time. We trust Dell EMC to deliver technology leadership, product quality, and reliable support” Cindy Jordan-Ford, Vice President & General Manager, US & LATAM, Cogeco Peer 1The PowerEdge R340 is a 1U single-socket rack server designed to boost productivity, scale at your own pace, and help you simplify your IT infrastructure. The R340 is great for file and print, mail and messaging, and collaboration and sharing. In addition, this server can be your backup recovery solution with features like hot-plug drives and power supplies.The PowerEdge R240 and R340 are designed with customers in mind. They are built to grow with your business and offer leading-edge innovations that provide value today and protect your investment well into the future:Increase performance with up to 50% * higher core counts. Customers can choose a 4- or a 6-core Intel® Xeon® E-2100 processorHarness data growth with a choice of cabled or hot-plug storage. The PowerEdge R240 offers up to four 3.5″cabled hard drives and the PowerEdge R340 offers up to 8 x 2.5 and up to 4 x 3.5” hot-plug hard drivesAddress data sets with a maximum of 64GB of DDR4 memoryReduce operational costs with multi-vector cooling that automatically calculates and delivers the proper airflow needed for optimal coolingAnd speaking of simplicity, both servers can reduce time and effort on server management by leveraging the following features:iDRAC9 Group Manager, offers a built-in “one to many console” web-based console letting you deploy multiple servers at the same timeYou can access your servers anywhere, anytime from your mobile device with the Dell EMC OpenManage Mobile (with OpenManage Enterprise)Proactively resolve issues with up to 72% less effort by leveraging technology from ProSupport Plus and SupportAssistAffordability, productivity, and simplicity these are the cornerstone requirements for businesses worldwide. Dell EMC offers the breath of innovative product solutions and services to help you solve your IT challenges. Visit dellemc.com/servers to get started.last_img read more

Suit seeks to halt class

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Similar battles are being fought in Georgia and Kansas over the controversial subject. Officials of El Tejon Unified School District, which is a defendant in the suit, could not immediately be reached for comment. Superintendent John Wight said last week that the class, “Philosophy of Design,” was not being taught as science and was an opportunity for students to debate the controversial issue. Fifteen students were enrolled in the class in Lebec, a town of 1,285 in the Tehachapi Mountains between the agricultural Central Valley and Los Angeles, about 75 miles south. The five-member school board was divided when it learned about the class last month and discovered that three guest lecturers were scheduled to speak in support of intelligent design, but none in favor of evolution. One pro-evolution speaker listed on the syllabus declined to participate because he disagreed with the class topic, and another – Nobel laureate Francis Crick, who co-discovered the structure of DNA – had died more than a year earlier. The class is taught by social studies teacher Sharon Lemburg, who is married to an Assembly of God pastor. FRESNO – A rural high school teaching a religion-based alternative to evolution was sued Tuesday by a group of parents who said the class should be stopped because it violates the U.S. Constitution. Frazier Mountain High School in Lebec violated the separation of church and state while attempting to legitimize the theory of “intelligent design” by introducing it as philosophy taught by a minister’s wife, according to the U.S. District Court suit filed by the parents of 13 students. “The course was designed to advance religious theories on the origins of life, including creationism and its offshoot, ‘intelligent design,”‘ the suit said. “Because the teacher has no scientific training, students are not provided with any critical analysis of this presentation.” The suit was filed by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which successfully blocked Dover, Pa., schools last month from using science courses to advance the theory that living things are so complex they must have been designed by a higher being. An initial course description sent to parents in December said it would examine “evolution as a theory and will discuss the scientific, biological, and Biblical aspects that suggest why Darwin’s philosophy is not rock solid.” The El Tejon district’s Board of Trustees approved the course 3-2 with a revised syllabus in a Jan. 1 special session, during which board members had to vote up or down on the entire winter session curriculum. Classes started two days later, with a less scientific and more philosophical class plan that relied solely on videos, not guest speakers. Still, the Washington, D.C.-based group said that with only one exception, the course “relies exclusively on videos that advocate religious perspectives and present religious theories as scientific ones.” “This is clearly intended to introduce religion into a public school,” said Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The lawsuit against the district and its trustees on behalf of 11 parents seeks a temporary restraining order to halt the four-week class in its second week. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more