Olam Cocoa launches new cocoa powder range

first_imgOlam Cocoa has rolled out a new range of six cocoa powders for bakers, pâtissiers and professional chefs.The DeZaan Cocoa Professional range comprises True Gold, True Dark, Rich Terracotta, Terra Rossa, Crimson Red and Carbon Black. They are available now in 1kg or 5kg formats.It is designed to help chefs, bakers and pâtissiers take their creations to the next level, Olam said.“We know that taste is the most important factor for 70% of chefs when choosing a cocoa brand. There is now a specific range that meets the needs of professionals who want greater control over the flavour and colour of their final creations. Cocoa is a core ingredient and it’s time to rethink it,” said Simon Brayn-Smith, vice president of Olam Cocoa for Professionals.Bakers can pair the powders with sweet, savoury, citrus, fruit or sour flavours, it added. With a combination of dutched and natural powders, the range is suitable to use in applications including bakery, desserts and patisserie.Olam Cocoa said it has sourced the range responsibly through Cocoa Compass, its sustainability scheme, which aims to support small farmers, their families and communities, as well as the environment. It has also made a commitment to help farmers achieve a living income, eliminate child labour and protect forests through a net increase in tree carbon stock, by 2030.Based in the Netherlands, Olam Cocoa supplies cocoa beans and cocoa ingredients worldwide.last_img read more

Solvay girls bowlers battle for sectional honors

first_imgAn unprecedented season of success for both of the Solvay bowling teams would cap off with their efforts in Section III tournaments over the course of two long Sundays.The girls Bearcats would go first, battilng for sectional honors Sunday at Liverpool’s Flamingo Bowl, where it would finish fourth in Division II and fifth among Class B squads.In the morning session, Solvay had team scores of 729, 672 and 685. After a 693 in the fourth game, the Bearcats had its best showing with a fourth-game 814 before finishing with a 710 for a total pinfall of 4,303. Cailtin McCann was the top Solvay individual with an 891 series and high game of 184. Abigail Lee was close behind, her 172 part of an 884 series as Elien Kiyyasia had 783 over five games and Rylie Dwyer had a five-game total of 727.As the Solvay boys await to go to its sectional tournament this Sunday at Utica’s Pin-O-Rama, it could look back on finishing runner-up to Homer in the Onondaga High School League standings.The Bearcats went to 10-2 by sweeping Weedsport 7-0 last Tuesday at Strike-N-Spare Lanes, with Ethan Bigelow earning games of 207 and 195 at the end of his 538 set. Tags: bowlingSolvayWest Geneseecenter_img Russ Tarbell shot a 190 to close a 509 series, while Ed Matysuk finished with 177 and 188 in his 492 series. Alex Gallardo had a 473 series and Carter Lee’s 173 game was part of a 440 set.Solvay’s girls beat Weedsport 7-0 last Tuesday to also improve to 10-2 overall, second in the OHSL behind Christian Brothers Academy’s 11-1 mark.Anastasia LaFlair only bowled two games, but that included a 195 and 154. McCann closed with a 169, while Elien had a 147 game and Michalena Raymond a 131 game.West Genesee honored its senior bowlers prior to last Tuesday’s match against Cicero-North Syracuse at Solvay Recreation Alleys.In the boys match, which the Wildcats dropped 3-0 to the Northstars, Connor Mathewson had a final game of 202 in his 524 series, ahead of the 485 set from Richard Wituszynski.Jack Patch had a season-best 170 games, Deano Procopio shot a 168 games and Matt Halko had a 161 game. For the Northstars, J.J. O’Connell led with a three-game total of 572.On the girls side, WG lost 3-0 to C-NS, with Rebecca Wituszynski shooting a 427 series and high game of 166. Lorelai Leskoske had a 411 set and Gabbie Gardner a 384 series as Jessaia McGriff (475 series) and Kathryn Artz (472 series) set the pace for the Northstars.WG’s bowlers met Syracuse on Thursday and won a 3-0 boys match, led by Wituszynski, who got a 243 game to close out a 587 series as Bobby Bidwell earned games of 174 and 181.The girls Wildcats lost 2-1 to Syracuse, though Gardner had a 419 series with a 162 opening game and Leskoske closed with a 163 in her 416 set.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Twitter.com Is Still the Most Popular Twitter Client – TweetDeck a Distant Second

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Twitter’s own homepage is still the most popular tool for users to update their status on Twitter. Around 46% of all updates are made directly on the site. Social media analytics and monitoring service Sysomosanalyzed 500 million tweets it collected over the past 5 months and found that TweetDeck is the most popular third-party client. TweetDeck has a comfortable lead with a 8.48% share of the market, followed by Tweetie, Twitterific and Seesmic.Update: There was a mistake in Sysomos’ report. Twitter.com’s share actually grew slightly from 45.7% in June to 46.7%. We apologize for the confusion.Compared to Sysomos’ last study of Twitter clients in June, Twitter.com’s share fell from 55% to 46%. As Twitter’s growth is slowing down, these numbers make a lot of sense. New users tend to use Twitter’s web interface at first and then migrate to a third-party client. If Twitter.com’s market share among Twitter clients is dropping, then this can be seen as a strong indication that the number of new signups is going down as well. frederic lardinois How Many Clients Do You Use?Sysomos also analyzed how many third-party clients Twitter users normally use. Looking at active Twitter users only – those with at least 50 tweets in the last 5 months – the study found that 82% only used a single application. 14% used two applications, 2.35% used three and then the numbers drop off quickly. Only 0.01% of all active users used 6 or more clients. Chances are that a lot of active users use different mobile and desktop clients (Tweetie on the iPhone and Seesmic on the desktop, for example). This would explain why quite a large number of users use two clients. Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img TweetDeck: The Client of Choice for Active Twitter UsersTweetDeck doesn’t just have the largest number of users, it is also the tool of choice for the most active Twitter users. Sysomos analyzed the number of tweets posted by active users based on their primary Twitter application. On average, TweetDeck users send out 1.24 tweets per day, followed by Seesmic users (1.18 tweets/day) and HootSuite (1.11 tweets/day). Users of all the other popular clients like Tweetie, Twhirl and Twitterific update their status less than once a day. Those who prefer Twitter’s own web interface only send out 0.67 tweets per day. Tags:#twitter#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

How to Become a Professional

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now The professional doesn’t believe that the time they spend in their chosen endeavor isn’t what makes them a professional. They know that there are others who have worked in their field for years—or decades—who are still not professionals. K. Anders Ericsson’s research on expertise doesn’t suggest that you become an expert in 10,000 hours. It states that you need 10,000 hours of deliberate practice, something very different from going through the motions without the intention of improving.Start with the intention to improve what you do, no matter how well you presently do things, and no matter how successful you are now.The professional continues to learn, to make new distinctions, to uncover new ideas and subtleties. The read books and articles from their field, or they listen to them on audio. They take courses and continue their education, working to discover new ideas, new choices, and new ways to do things. The professional believes there is more knowledge to uncover.Develop a personal and professional development plan that provides you with continuous education and continual growth.One of the defining characteristic of the professional is their preparation, their routines. They follow a pattern, or a system, or a process in preparing for what they do as a way to ensure successful outcomes. The professional doesn’t “wing it” or “fly by the seat of their pants.” The reason they are able to effectively improvise when necessary is because they have done the work to prepare, including knowing their outcome.Prepare and plan the work you do to ensure the outcomes are the best you are capable of producing and that allow you to adjust and improvise.There is value in reviewing your own performance, assessing what is working, what isn’t working, and what might need to change to produce better results. The professional recognizes when something isn’t working or when an approach has lost its effectiveness. They are critical of their own work and methods, which is what allows them to seek new ideas, new answers, and new approaches. The willingness to let go of what they believe and adopt new ones is how the professional gets better.Assess yourself, your beliefs, your approach, and your methods, taking in new beliefs, trying new strategies, and shoring up any deficiencies in your approach.A true professional holds themselves accountable for producing the highest quality outcomes. They raise the bar because they believe they are capable of improving their work and the outcomes they produce. The standard they hold isn’t an external standard or the industry standard. They don’t hold themselves to what another entity requires or “best practices.” The standard they set for themselves is internal, exceeding any external expectation.Raise your own personal standard for the work you do and the outcomes you produce.last_img read more

Police officers meet to tackle drug menace in northern States

first_imgIn an attempt to tackle the drug menace in country’s northern region, senior police officers from Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Delhi and the Union Territory of Chandigarh met here at a joint meeting on Wednesday.The joint meeting of the northern region police coordination committee was hosted by Punjab Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta. A decision was made to set up a common police and drug secretariat to share information among different police forces regarding drug smugglers and gangsters operating in the region.An official statement said that Mr. Gupta proposed quarterly joint meetings of police chiefs of the northern States and that senior police officers heading Anti-Terrorism Squad, Special Operations Group, Special Task Force and Special Cells should hold bi-monthly meetings for sharing vital information related to drugs and gangsters. It was also decided to develop and implement a common IT-based platform of member States for quick sharing of information to achieve better coordination and results in the drive against drugs and gangsters.MCOCA soughtChandigarh’s DGP Sanjay Beniwal advocated introduction of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) to deal effectively with gangsters and criminals.last_img read more

ABL: Alab Pilipinas title hopes go up in smoke with quarterfinals exit

first_imgFILE – Photo from ABLMANILA, Philippines—Alab Pilipinas’ championship hopes have come to an abrupt end after getting clobbered by Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Club, 102-84, in the Game 3 of the quarterfinals of the ASEAN Basketball League Wednesday at Southorn Stadium in Hong Kong.Alab, who lost 2-1 in the best-of-three series, had a hot start with an 18-6 run but that was the defending champions’ last hoorah in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Back in business: NorthPort secures PBA playoff berth, turns back Ginebra DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hong Kong went on a 16-1 run to take a 22-19 lead off of Lee Ki’s fade away jumper with 50 seconds left in the opening period.That early blitzkrieg was enough foundation for Hong Kong to establish its dominance in the game, leading by as much as 44-29 after Marcus Elliott’s three-point play before halftime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsElliott finished with 29 points and eight rebounds for Hong Kong while O’Darien Bassett added 28 points and 15 assists.Bobby Ray Parks had 19 points for Alab who have lost seven of their last eight games. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer: What I’d do with Pogba as Man Utd manager

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer: What I’d do with Pogba as Man Utd managerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he can get the best from Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.Solskjaer is expected to be named United caretaker boss after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho on Tuesday.Before the start of the season, the United legend, who worked in the club’s academy, was asked about Pogba: “I would [build the team around him], absolutely no doubt. I had him with David [Gray] and Etzaz [Hussain] who is playing for me tomorrow.”That just shows how far the kid has come. Paul is a fantastic kid so hopefully we can build the team around him and keep him.”On his own managerial skills, Solskjaer added: “Sir Alex [Ferguson] taught me how not to become complacent and always keep the standards up.”Everything I know about managing top footballers I learned from him.” last_img read more

10 months agoHE’S BACK! Fergie on Man Utd training pitch today with Solskjaer

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say HE’S BACK! Fergie on Man Utd training pitch today with Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will be on the training pitch with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer today.The Daily Mail says Ferguson is expected at United’s training ground on Saturday after Solskjaer invited his mentor to visit him at the club.Ferguson will be greeted by Solskjaer and his coaching staff at Carrington as United prepare for Sunday’s game at home to Bournemouth.Ferguson is believed to have had a say in the decision to appoint Solskjaer as caretaker boss on loan from Molde until the end of the season alongside his old No 2 Mike Phelan.The former United striker acknowledged Ferguson’s influence over his career as a player and manager when he started the job last week. last_img read more

Wicked women are just women who are tired of injustice abuse Angelina

first_imgNew York: Angelina Jolie wants the world to have more “wicked women”. The Hollywood star, in an op-ed for Elle magazine, goes on to redefine the labels often used to brand women as “unnatural” and “dangerous”, saying the term “wicked” today should be used for those women who are tired of injustice and are not ready to give up their voice and rights. “Since time immemorial, women who rebel against what is considered normal by society-even unintentionally-have been labelled as unnatural, weird, wicked, and dangerous. What is surprising is the extent to which this kind of myth and prejudice has persisted throughout the centuries and still colours the world we live in,” Jolie wrote. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka The actor-humanitarian reflected on how often women who run for political office in democratic countries are described as witches. “Bring together a group of strong women, and before too long someone will brand them a ‘coven’ the technical term, to be clear, for a gathering of witches meeting at night to consort with the devil. Women who stand up for human rights in many countries are still labelled ‘deviant’, ‘bad mothers’, ‘difficult’ or ‘loose’,” she wrote. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna Jolie, 44, said the accusation of witchcraft has been used to control and silence women in almost all societies and in every century. “Women could be accused of witchcraft for having an independent sex life, for speaking their mind on politics or religion, or for dressing differently. Had I lived in earlier times, I could have been burnt at the stake many times over for simply being myself.” In her personal life, when the actor started dating Brad Pitt, she was called names like the “homewrecker” and “the other woman” for breaking up her “Mr and Mrs Smith” co-star’s marriage with actor Jennifer Aniston, with Pitt let off easily in a well-publicised Hollywood scandal. After 12 years of relationship and two years of marriage, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in 2016. The actor, who is an UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, added that her essay was not an attempt to “dismiss or downplay” the abuse against men and boys. “But looking across the world, we have to ask, Why is so much energy expended to keep women in a secondary position?” she asked. Jolie then attempted to yield a new connotation to the term “wicked women”. “Looked at in this light, ‘wicked women’ are just women who are tired of injustice and abuse. Women who refuse to follow rules and codes they don’t believe are best for themselves or their families. “Women who won’t give up on their voice and rights, even at the risk of death or imprisonment or rejection by their families and communities. If that is wickedness, then the world needs more wicked women,” she wrote. The actor, who will next be seen reprising her role as the eponymous antagonist in “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”, said there is nothing more attractive than a woman with an independent will and her own opinions. “With love to all the wicked women and the men who understand them,” she ended the essay on a hopeful note.last_img read more

Cool weather continues to help firefighters working the Tommy Lake Fire

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The cool weather continues to help firefighters working the Tommy Lakes Forest Fire.While the fire remains 20% contained, there was no growth of the fire on Friday even though the fire did not receive any rain. The cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity continue to aid fire suppression efforts.There are 216 firefighters building and reinforcing guard working to increase containment supported by 9 helicopters along with 20 pieces of heavy equipment. The Peace River Regional District has lifted the evacuation alert for a small area near the fire.The size of the fire decreased from 22,659 hectares to 22,583 due to more accurate maps.last_img