Unifine adds shine to buns

first_imgUnifine has added a new vegetable-based alternative to egg-based glazes, which can be used on products such as hot cross buns. UniShine is a sterilised, clean-label, ready-to-use gloss, which is created from vegetable proteins. It offers bakers shiny-topped products, and a uniform, non-sticky surface which doesn’t cling to silicon paper or baking trays, according to the firm.The liquid ready-to-use spray is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and contains no allergens, e-numbers, preservatives or GMOs. It is also free of hydrogenated fat and palm oil.”From January 2012, it will be illegal in EU countries to produce eggs from battery-caged birds,” commented Simon Solway, UK MD of Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients. “Moreover, the increasing demand for eggs from free-range chickens is pushing prices upwards.” UniShine is available in 20kg bags or a 1-ton tank. A guide on the use of the product and its applications is also available.last_img read more

Nicole Scherzinger Artist of the Year

first_imgThe talented independent recording artist, television personality, and philanthropist Nicole Scherzinger has been named the Harvard Foundation’s 2013 Artist of the Year. The former lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, now a talent judge on television’s “The X-Factor,” will be awarded the foundation’s most prestigious medal at its annual award ceremony on Saturday, before an audience of 1,200 students during the Cultural Rhythms festival.“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are delighted to present the distinguished musical artist Nicole Scherzinger with the 2013 Artist of the Year award at Harvard University,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation. “Her contributions to the performing arts, as well as her support for breast cancer research and initiatives for adults and children with special needs, are commendable and set an excellent example for our students.” Scherzinger has collaborated with other notable recording artists such as RedOne, Enrique Iglesias, and Sting, in addition to her recent work with Andrew Lloyd Webber on “The Phantom of the Opera.”In addition to her music career, Scherzinger has served as a judge during various seasons of the popular television show “The X-Factor” in both the U.S. and U.K. Known for her voice and dancing skills, Rolling Stone magazine ranked her ninth in its list of best dancing musicians. Further demonstrating her dancing skills, she won the 10th season as a celebrity contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” with her partner, Derek Hough.A champion for women and those with special needs, Scherzinger’s music and philanthropic work make her a true inspiration. “Harvard is pleased to recognize Nicole Scherzinger for her extraordinary contributions to the performing arts by awarding her the Harvard Foundation’s Artist of the Year medal,” said Professor Donald Pfister. “Her fine example as a performing artist who is concerned for the welfare and needs of others is a source of inspiration to our students, and all who welcome her to the University.”The Harvard Foundation, Harvard’s center for intercultural arts and sciences initiatives, honors the nation’s most acclaimed artists and scientists each year. Its Artist of the Year award is a specially designed medal authorized by the president of the University, the dean of Harvard College, and the director of the Harvard Foundation. Previous awards have been presented to performing artists including Shakira, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Andy Garcia, Will Smith, Matt Damon, Halle Berry, Jackie Chan, Denzel Washington, Salma Hayek, Wyclef Jean, and Herbie Hancock, to name a few.More information on Cultural Rhythms.last_img read more

It’s unethical to mine metadata

first_imgIt’s unethical to mine metadata It’s unethical to mine metadata April 30, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img Such information is protected by the attorney-client privilege Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Lawyers sending electronic documents should take all reasonable steps to remove “metadata” from those documents, and recipient lawyers should refrain from looking for metadata if they reasonably know that such information is not intended for their eyes.The Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee is putting that advice in a proposed advisory opinion for comment by Bar members. The committee also issued a PAO on digital copying of paper legal records and addressed the propriety of an estate lawyer being named the beneficiary in a client’s bank account, among other matters at its April 10 meeting in Orlando.Metadata is hidden information that computer word processing programs keep with a document and can accompany it when it is electronically transmitted. Such information can include when the document was created, who has viewed it, a history of changes and comments made, and other information. In one case, a client’s e-mailed comments about the document were attached while it was being revised. Even though the comments were deleted from the final version, they were still contained in the metadata and able to be recovered by the recipient.That example and others prompted the Bar Board of Governors to ask the PEC to look at the issue both from the sending and receiving attorney perspective. The board also passed a resolution expressing its disapproval at “mining” metadata from electronically transmitted documents.PEC members found that lawyers sending digital documents have a responsibility to see that confidential information is protected.“It is the sending lawyer’s obligation to take reasonable steps to safeguard the confidentiality of all communications sent by electronic means to other lawyers and third parties and to protect from other lawyers and third parties all confidential information, including information contained in metadata, that may be included in such electronic communications,” the PAO says.As for receiving attorneys, the opinion holds: “It is the recipient lawyer’s concomitant obligation, upon receiving an electronic communication or document from another lawyer, not to try to obtain from metadata information relating to the representation of the sender’s client when the recipient knows or should know that the information is not intended for the recipient. Any such metadata is to be considered by the receiving lawyer as confidential information which the sending lawyer did not intend to transmit.”The opinion also says that law firms may have to seek out continuing training and education to ensure a technological understanding of how to strip metadata from transmitted documents.The opinion is reproduced in full beginning on page 24. The PEC will consider any comments from members at its June meeting. Making electronic copies of paper records is another issue referred by the Board of Governors to the committee. Several attorneys, concerned about preparing their offices for hurricanes, have asked the Bar about the propriety of switching paper records to digital data. The PEC found there were no Bar rules that prohibit lawyers from making electronic copies of paper records. But it also said safeguards must be observed. “The committee cautions lawyers that electronic files must be readily reproducible and protected from inadvertent modification, degradation, or destruction. The lawyer may charge reasonable copying charges for producing copies of documents for clients.. . . Finally, lawyers must take reasonable precautions to ensure confidentiality of client information, particularly if the lawyer relies on third parties to convert and store paper documents to electronic records,” the opinion says. “The committee encourages the use of technology, such as electronic file storage, to facilitate cost-effective and efficient records management. However, the committee is of the opinion that a lawyer is not required to store files electronically, although a lawyer may do so.” That opinion is also reprinted in full, beginning on page 25. On the estate attorney issue, the committee had a vigorous debate. The inquiring attorney said that an estate planning client had died and left him $18,000 by naming him as a beneficiary to a bank trust account with that sum in it. The client also named the attorney as her personal representative to her estate. The lawyer had originally contacted the Bar’s Ethics Department in 1999 when the client wanted to give him a $15,000 check as a gift. The Bar advised him in a staff opinion that he should not accept the check, since Bar rules prohibit attorneys from preparing estate documents that confer a benefit on them. The client then apparently put the money in a trust account, naming the attorney as beneficiary. When she died, the bank contacted the attorney and said it could only release the money to him. Committee member Martha Barrera warned that allowing the gift could create a loophole in Bar rules where an attorney could exert undue influence on the client for the attorney’s benefit. But committee member Skip Smith said there appeared to be no violation of Bar rules, which only prohibit an attorney from preparing an instrument from which he or she benefits. The committee first voted 7-14 to reject a modified version of a staff opinion saying the lawyer could not accept the money, and then rejected the unmodified opinion 6-14. Smith made a motion to draft a staff opinion saying while there was no Bar rule prohibiting the acceptance of the gift, it might cause a conflict with the attorney’s position as personal representative of the estate. It also said if the attorney had anything to do with setting up the account, then he could not accept the gift. That passed 18-5. On another issue, the committee declined to withdraw Ethics Opinion 77-30, which holds that an attorney hired to work for an entire county commission cannot represent one commissioner on an ethics complaint before the state Ethics Commission. Local governments had complained that could make them hire expensive outside counsel to handle frivolous complaints against local elected officials. The PEC appointed a subcommittee, which recommended retaining the opinion, but noted it applied to a specific set of facts and there might be a different conclusion under a different set of facts. The board approved upholding the opinion 19-0. The committee also addressed two separate inquiries on ancillary businesses. In one, a bankruptcy attorney wanted to be able to act as a mortgage broker when clients seek to get out of bankruptcy by refinancing their homes. The second involved an attorney with mainly an estate planning practice who wanted to set up an ancillary business to advise clients and sell them life insurance. The committee responded to both that the practices would be allowed as long as the lawyers can fully comply with rules on personal conflicts of interest and follow the requirements of the rules on business transactions with clients.last_img read more

A happy ending as Socks finds loving home

first_imgIn August Nicola Ní Dufaigh launched an appeal with us after an eight month old kitten followed her neighbour home near St. Eunan’s College in Letterkenny.As no owner came forward, Nicola directed her attention to finding Socks a loving home.Socks was adopted last weekend by a family from Illistrin. Nicola said; “They have a child who is 14 and loves Socks to bits. I got an update from the family this afternoon to say Socks is settling in so well and have full reign of the armchair! It came to a happy ending at last!”It was a bittersweet day for Nicola as she loved having him around, however due to work and other commitments Nicola wouldn’t have been able to give him the amount of attention he deserves.She described him as; “The most divine, loving, playful kitten. This guy has it all, from his tuxedo fur to his handsome looks, he is king of head butting and brushing up against you for lots of petting.”We hope Socks settles in very well with his new p-awesome family! A happy ending as Socks finds loving home was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Illistrinkittenletterkennyrehomesockslast_img read more