Look ahead to SIAB 2013

first_imgSIAB exhibition, the Italian bakery, machinery and confectionery show will take place in Verona in May 2013. Supported by Fippa, the Italian Federation of Bakers, the show will major on international innovation, while attendees will have the opportunity to discuss raw material prices and their impact on the baking industry.Fippa, with 26,000 members, will play a major part in hosting bakery demonstrations while the show will have a strong international focus, according to Giovanni Mantovani, CEO of Veronafiera, which hosts SIAB.There will be international exhibitors from the machinery, ingredients, accessories and shopfitting sectors.Previous editions of the show have attracted visitors from 86 countries.last_img read more

Report finds Queensland’s newest coal plants are among least reliable in Australia

first_imgReport finds Queensland’s newest coal plants are among least reliable in Australia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Queensland’s newest and most ‘modern’ coal-fired generators have ranked amongst some of Australia’s least reliable, in a new assessment that raises yet more questions around the judgement of the Morrison government, which is pushing for a new coal plant in Queensland’s north.The Australia Institute says in a new report that there were 93 unplanned outages across Queensland gas and coal generators across 2018 and 2019, which accounted for more than 40 per cent of all unplanned outages across the entire National Electricity Market.The report, the latest in a series of assessments that track outages at Australia’s thermal generators, found that Queensland’s worst performer in terms of reliability was the modern ‘high efficiency, low emission’ (HELE) plant at Kogan Creek, with 13 unplanned outages over the period at its single generating unit, which is the largest unit in the country.The ageing Gladstone and Stanwell power stations recorded higher overall outages during the two year period; the Gladstone power station recorded 19 unplanned outages across its six generator units, and Stanwell recorded 18 outages across its four generator units.Three additional ‘supercritical’ black coal generators that were all built within the last 20 years – the 850MW Millmeran power station which was completed in 2002, the 810MW Callide power station built in 2001 and the 443MW Tarong North power station, which was commissioned in 2003 – rounded out the top ten in terms of Queensland’s least reliable thermal generators, recording 17 outages between them. The report found that while Queensland is host to around one-third of the National Electricity Market’s fossil-fueled generation capacity, it suffered 41 per cent of all outages.“It comes as no surprise that Queensland’s newest coal power stations are also its more unreliable, the Australia Institute’s climate and energy program director Richie Merzian said. “These new so-called ‘high-efficiency, low-emissions’ coal power stations in Queensland are all hype and spin. Our research shows that in reality, they ought to be dubbed ‘high emissions, low reliability’ stations for their high pollution levels and high breakdown numbers.”[Michael Mazengarb]More: Newest coal generators rank amongst Australia’s worst for reliabilitylast_img read more

Losinj Hotels & Villas introduces direct flights to Losinj

first_imgThis summer, the hotel brand Lošinj Hotels & Villas offers its guests a faster and easier arrival to the island of vitality with a special offer of flights.Namely, from June 25 to September 16, LH&V, in cooperation with the Czech airline Silver Air, is organizing return flights from Zagreb, Split, Pula and Lugano to Lošinj at a price of as little as 235 euros. Thus, the arrival on the island of Lošinj becomes more accessible, and Lošinj will additionally confirm its deserved place on the map of unavoidable tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.Thanks to the new flight schedule, domestic and foreign guests can travel to Lošinj this summer with return flights from Zagreb three times a week, from Pula and Split twice a week, and from Lugano, Switzerland once a week. For example, the journey from Zagreb to Lošinj on the new Silver Air flight takes only 45 minutes. A total of 14 passengers can leave for their extended weekend on the island of vitality on Thursday or Friday at 17 pm and return to Zagreb on Monday at 9 am after a sunny weekend. In addition, LH&V provides guests who arrive on the island by plane with transportation to the hotel, as well as return to Mali Lošinj Airport.”By introducing new flights, we continue the mission of planned development of Lošinj as an elite tourist destination, and by realizing a better connection between the island of Lošinj and the mainland, we make all its beauties more accessible to our guests. The islands, with their unique beauty and perfectly preserved nature, are at the same time a travel challenge, but with the introduction of new flights, we have reduced the trip to Lošinj to the shortest possible time.. ”, Said the member of the Management Board of the Jadranka Group Goran Filipović and adds that better traffic connection and easier communication of the island with the mainland is one of the strategic goals of the Lošinj Jadranka Group, which has been working for 70 years to position Lošinj and the entire Cres archipelago on the tourist map of this part of the Mediterranean.”The planned reconstruction and expansion of the Mali Lošinj Airport will also contribute to the achievement of these goals, which in the future will enable easier access to the destination for all visitors, because then aircraft with a capacity of up to 180 passengers will be able to land on Lošinj.”Concludes Filipović.Find out all the details about the flight schedule, accommodation offer and reservations on the website  losinj-hotels.com i silverairtravels.com.last_img read more

Liverpool swimmers top New Hartford; C-NS beaten twice

first_imgBefore it returnsto its temporary home at Fulton to face Jamesville-DeWitt early next week, the Liverpool girls swim team found more success in last Tuesday’s visit to New Hartford.The Warriors defeated the Spartans 97-89 to improve to 3-1 on the season, using its roster depth to overcome the fact that New Hartford won all but three of the events.Liverpool did not get a victory until the seventh event, the 100-yard freestyle, where Delaney Gellert went 58.15 seconds, the only time on either side under a minute as Jessica Testone was second in 1:00.55. Geller and Testone returned to help Kaitlyn Thompson and Sophia Russo win a close 200 freestyle relay in 1:47.72 to New Hartford’s 1:47.88 that gave the Warriors the team lead for good, and Thompson would prevail in the 100 backstroke in 1:08.67, just ahead of the Spartans’ Julia Ficano (1:09.27).Otherwise, it was a string of second and third-place efforts that piled up points, from Gellert going 1:14.85 in the 100 breaststroke to Russo second in the 100 butterfly in 1:08.45 and Testone second in the 50 freestyle in 27.53 seconds.Domenique DeRuijter had a second-place clocking of 2:12.01 in the 200 freestyle, with Payton Furr second in the 500 freestyle in 6:07.54. In diving, Sophia Recuparo had 198.50 points, behind the 235.40 from New Hartford’s Isabella Kolb. Testone, Gellert, Russo and Megan Winn swam the 200 medley relay in 2:04.49 to the Spartans’ 2:02.41, and in the 400 freestyle relay Thompson, Winn, Natalie Petit and Chloe Brown finished in 4:17.84.Cicero-North Syracuse had two tough meets in a 48-hour span, starting last Tuesday when undefeated Fayetteville-Manlius came to Le Moyne College and prevailed 96-70 over the Northstars.Only twice did C-NS win events, with Madeline Thorne earning 248.10 points on the diving board as teammate Kaitlyn Carroll was second with 211.85 points. Also, Kate Gucciardi won the 100 backstroke in 1:05.10.Bryn Myers was second in the 50 freestyle in 25.97 seconds to the 25.75 from F-M’s Morgan Kingsley. Myers, Gucciardi, Alayna Harbaugh and Brittany Wood went 2:00.60 in the 200 medley relay to the Hornets’ 1:56.96, with that same quartet swimming the 200 freestyle relay in 1:48.58 as F-M won in 1:44.30.Then it was C-NS against Jamesville-DeWitt on Thursday night, and despite some fine individual efforts the Northstars took a 97-86 defeat to the Red Rams.Thorne earned 248.90 points in diving, while Carroll improved to 221.80 points to make it a 1-2 finish. Jeanne Vinette, in 6:02.13, held off J-D’s Julia Antoine (6:02.35) in the 500 freestyle as Gucciardi, in 1:04.85, edged the Rams’ Emily Ninestein (1:05.19) to prevail in the 100 backstroke.Myers was second in the 50 freestyle (25.92 seconds) and 100 freestyle (58.04 seconds), with Devinney second in the 200 freestyle (2:15.07) and Gucciardi second in the 100 butterfly. In the 200 medley relay, Gucciardi, Wood, Harbaugh and Myers went 1:59.44, second to J-D’s 1:58.70, while that same quartet went 1:48.11 in the 200 freestyle relay.Now J-D would challenge Liverpool on Tuesday at Fulton before C-NS swims twice later in the week, going to Auburn Wednesday before clashing Friday with West Genesee at Le Moyne.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: C-NSliverpoolswimminglast_img read more

Like daughter, like mother a winner!

first_img When the name M MacLaren pops up on a leaderboard it usually refers to 20-year-old England international Meghan. Today, though, the honours belonged to her mother, Mary.The Wellingborough player won the women’s scratch prize at the England Golf senior men’s and women’s Midlands tournament at Newark, where her gross score rewarded her with a total of 60 points.Mary, a four handicapper, an Ireland senior international and a past Northamptonshire county champion, commented: “It’s my first win in one of these senior events, so I’m delighted. I had to take a photograph of the leaderboard! I’m used to seeing another M MacLaren up there!”Mary had special thanks, though, for her younger daughter, 15-year-old Rebecca, “who dragged me out to practice on Monday evening. I am sure that helped me,” she said.Mary added: “One of the benefits of turning 50 is coming to play in these fantastic senior events. They’re good fun and still competitive, but it’s a more friendly competition!”The ladies’ handicap prize was won by Pauline Olliver of Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire who scored 71 stableford points – and won by a point from Mary MacLaren.“It’s been absolutely lovely. In the first round I had a good front nine and then rather lost it. Today I had another good front nine and managed to hang on. I’m thrilled – and I’ve taken 0.9 off my handicap!” she said.“The course was lovely and I’ve done some exploring. I brought my National Trust card with me and visited Belton House, just outside Grantham, which was stunning. Since I’ve been playing in these events my geography of England has improved enormously!  That’s another bonus.”The men’s scratch prize went to Newark’s course manager Graeme MacDonald who was hard at work before the competition and then back on his tractor afterwards, preparing for the weekend’s play, which includes a mixed open on Sunday.Graeme, who had 60 points, is playing his first year of senior golf, is representing Nottinghamshire seniors and played in the recent English senior amateur championship. He was pleased with the presentation of the course today and, although he had local knowledge, he didn’t enjoy any inside information. “England Golf chose the pin positions,” he said.The handicap winner was David Bull of Erewash Valley in Derbyshire, who amassed 77 points and was five clear of the runner-up.David, a past captain of Ilkeston Borough, also in Derbyshire, is a regular at England Golf captains’ events – but this was his first senior tournament. He used to play in the Newark Open but said: “I haven’t played the course for about five years, so it was nice to go back there and have some memories.”“The greens were very true and I had tremendous success with my putter.”Picture (from left): Graeme MacDonald, Mary MacLaren, Pauline Olliver and David Bull. 11 Jul 2014 Like daughter, like mother a winner! last_img read more

UEFA Champions League referee behind bars after drugs and prostitution bust

first_imgImage Courtesy: GettyAdvertisement 5jkvNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsuwwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eyk46z( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) w6wzrWould you ever consider trying this?😱2kh3wCan your students do this? 🌚z8jcRoller skating! Powered by Firework Over the years, a number of footballers have got themselves into many controversies, and some of them even faced jail time. However, its now a Slovenian referee named Slavko Vinčić, who has been arrested for being involved in prostitution and drugs ring in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Advertisement Image Courtesy: GettyFollowing a police probe in the country’s underworld, the UEFA Champions League referee has been found to be guilty of being linked to drugs and illegal firearms, and is also charged for his involvement in a prostitution ring.Vinčić was arrested with the possession of drugs and illegal firearms, along with Tijana Maksimovic, a Serbian model who is believed to be the head of the prostitution ring.Advertisement The ref was caught red handed by the police at the city of Bijeljina. According to official statement from the police, cocaine, illegal weapons and cash were also seized. Maksimovic was trying to cross the border into Croatia with three women. A total of 26 men and 9 women were arrested in the probe.Tijana Maksimovic (Image Courtesy: Instagram)“During the search of the house and vehicles used by the suspects, 14 packages of cocaine, ten pistols, three suits of body armour, over 10,000 euros in various currencies, phones and laptops were found and seized,” the statement from Bijeljina police read.Advertisement However, the referee himself has negated his involvement in the ring.“After a meeting with some business partners, there was an invitation to a party at a ranch to which we responded. After the police raid we were invited to an informative interview, where I explained that I did not know these people at all,” Vinčić spoke to the national media.Vinčić has been an international referee for FIFA since 2010, and was a team member for the legendary Damir Skomina at the UEFA Euro 2012.The 40 year old has also been the referee of a number of UEFA Champions League matches, most notably the Reds’ 4-1 group stage away victory over Genk back in October 2019, and City’s 1-1 home draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in November.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-‘Stone Cold Singh’ – John Cena’s nickname for Ranveer SinghFind out the only Indian who makes it into Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes! Advertisementlast_img read more