AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 117 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Funding Ireland Northern Ireland Ireland Funds grant rounds to open soon The Ireland Funds has announced that their Small and Flagship Grant rounds will open next month.The Small Grant Round supports non-profit and community organisations across the island of Ireland and offers grant funding under €7,000/£7,000 for smaller community organisations and for organisations that have not previously been supported by the Ireland Funds.The Flagship Grant Round provides multi-annual funding of up to €50,000/£50,000 for organisations that have established a strong track record of managing grants from The Ireland Funds. The Ireland Funds say the Flagship programme is a highly competitive funding round that targets organisations wishing to pilot new programs or to scale initiatives that are already having an impact.In 2017 the Ireland Funds received 90 applications for its Flagship grant programme. Eleven projects got through the first stage assessment with 5 receiving grants worth over €450,000. Blossom Ireland in Galway works, which support children with intellectual disability, and the Integrated Education Fund in Northern Ireland were amongst Flagship recipients.The Ireland Funds support non-profit organisations by delivering grants workshops in locations around Ireland and Northern Ireland. These workshops are free to attend and coverThe Ireland Funds’ grant-making processProgramme areas and funding prioritiesExamples of strong versus weak applicationsTips on what makes a competitive application for both funding roundsThe grant workshops will be held this month and the dates and venues will be announced shortly. The dates for the grant rounds will also be announced soon. 118 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Howard Lake | 6 February 2018 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
This year’s annual British Sandwich Industry Awards are taking place on 15 May at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. The Sammies feature 12 different awards, including four sub-categories for British Sandwich Designer of the Year. Other awards include Bakery Sandwich Shop, Independent Sandwich Bar and New Sandwich of the Year. Around £5 billion is spent on approximately 2.7 billion commercially-made sandwiches a year, in an industry that employs over 300,000 people in the UK. The awards seek to recognise those who have excelled in their field, rewarding the independent retailer as well as large scale operations.
So, you have goods to deposit or extrude, but what’s theright piece of kit for your bakery? Here’s a selection Minipan Comby3 by EPP Who is it for?Bakers wishing to grow a specialist or niche cookie business, who do not require large-scale industrial production. It can extrude, deposit or wire-cut a wide variety of recipes.My operator’s not the cleverestNot to worry, the machine is very easy to run and clean and it employs the latest in touchscreen controls. It also retains 40 recipes in its memory. Moulds are easy and fast to replace.Techie specThe depositing head utilises three stainless steel rollers for high consistency and production rates, while hopper capacity ranges from 32 litres to 70 litres. Accessories include a stainless steel jelly topper, sugar sprinkler and washing kit. It handles 30in x 18in trays.Sounds too smallFor larger firms, EPP also supplies Comas depositors, which can handle virtually any batter. They can make 9,000 muffins an hour. Unifiller by Interbake What does it do?Unifiller offers precise portion control essential for muffin or cake batters that contain fruit, nuts or chocolate chips.Why is it worth a look?It’s said to be user-friendly in its design, fast and accurate, and it’s mounted on locking castors, making it mobile and modular.”You need hands”Unifiller machines are designed to quickly train new employees on how to operate, strip down and clean a machine. There are no tools required with the assembly just a pair of hands.Techie specRecently launched is a fully computer-controlled, servo-driven, multi-piston depositor, capable of making weight adjustments automatically when coupled to a check weighing load cell. This means that when the consistency of a cake batter or filling changes during production, the machine will automatically detect this and adjust the correction accordingly.Can I pimp it?Yes. There’s a wide choice of optional attachments. Cornucopia by Rheon What’s it for?These encrusting machines were originally developed to produce various biscuits and bread dough products. However, they’ve since found much wider applications in the manufacturing of snack and health foods and confectionery products.’owt else?Yes, they can be used to produce filled products of various shapes and sizes such as Scotch eggs, filled breadsticks, sausage rolls and open-top pizzas.How does it work?The basic concept of this encrusting machine is to combine two materials one material as an outer casing and the other as a filling. The machine extrudes the two materials as a continuous extrusion and the shutter device cuts and seals the extrusion to the desired weight and/or length.And for the mod squada range of optional devices are available, such as double filling feeders, solid feeders and twist and mosaic nozzles, which can be used to create a variety of unique products. Vemag by Reiser What’s it for?The Vemag HP15 is for large-volume production and the Vemag 500 for smaller volumes. It handles all types of depositing and extruding applications that require exact-weight portions.You can throw the kitchen sink at it then?Probably not advisable. But it will gently portion heavy doughs and those with large inclusions, all types of bread and cookie dough, cake and muffin batter, pie fillings, cream cheese and frosting. It can extrude sheets of fats or dough with consistent thickness and width.Techie specThe Vemag Filler features a powerful, positive displacement double-screw pump, providing high portioning accuracy. This transports the product from the hopper to the machine outlet without damaging it. All models feature a portioning computer, with multiple programme options.What about extras?A few modular attachments include a guillotine cut-off, a rotary sheeter and a water wheel for multiple-lane portions. Rotomax from Tromp What’s it for?High-accuracy depositing of hard doughs with large particulates. This was developed to handle cookie and biscuit doughs with inclusions, such as nuts, raisins and chocolate chips. It can also be applied to deposit shortcrust or savoury dough billets in scrapless pie lines.Problems solvedIt brings the shape and weight control accuracy of volume depositing to products based on a stiffer dough.How does it work?It combines the volumetric process of pressing the dough from a chamber on to a form or tray, with a wire-cut to the dough as it is ejected.Bolt-on with that?Yep, it joins a range of electronic, roll, auger and spot depositors, such as the Unimac a universal electronic machine, programmable to create virtually any shape over a wide size range. The product line includes cookies, batters, meringues and praline fillings. It can also be configured to fit above a make-up line. read more
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 24, 2015 at 3:16 am Syracuse football has a three-to-one scheduling model, meaning one game every season is against an upper-tier Power Five conference team that is consistently a national contender, while the other three games are scheduled against weaker opponents.SU is just required to play at least one power conference team every season for its four-game nonconference schedule. The Orange’s first two nonconference games were against Rhode Island and Central Michigan. It’ll face No. 8 Louisiana State on Saturday.Should SU football schedule a series of weaker opponents for upcoming years?No, I want it to play challenging teams.Yes, that’s the only way it will make it to a bowl game.VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comShould SU football schedule a series of weaker opponents for upcoming years? Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text read more
The chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), Kudjo Fianoo has promised to seek first the interest of the various clubs in the country as he began his term of office today after being sworn in at the Accra Sports Stadium.Fianoo, who convincingly won the GHALCA chairmanship race last April after beating them in an election also noted that he is focused on consulting the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to bring back the football gala among clubs.Speaking at the swearing in ceremony yesterday, he said “On behalf of my new executives, I assure you that I will seek first the interest of the clubs to prevent them from struggling”.“We are also looking forward to collaborating with the GFA to develop local football in the country,” he added.A former chairman of the association, Nana Brew Battler advised the incoming executives to help revive GHALCA to its former status.He also tasked them not to be selfish but rather fight for the interest of the clubs.Nana Banyin Eyiason, an Executive Committee member of the GFA, who spoke on behalf of his outfit said they are looking forward to fully implementing the club licencing initiative to help benefit the clubs. The Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuije, urged the new executives to advise the Premier League clubs to take nurture young talents through their academies.The other members of the executives who were also sworn into office by Supreme Court judge, Justice Ennin Yeboah on the day were the vice chairman, Alex Ackumey, John Ansah and John Ofosuhene of Premier League clubs, Ebusua Dwarfs and WAFA, Otuo Acheampong“Sometimer” from Division One, George Amoako as treasurer and Samuel Aboabire from division two. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports The chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), Kudjo Fianoo has promised to seek first the interest of the various clubs in the country as he began his term of office today after being sworn in at the Accra Sports Stadium.Fianoo, who convincingly won the GHALCA chairmanship race last April after beating them in an election also noted that he is focused on consulting the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to bring back the football gala among clubs.Speaking at the swearing in ceremony yesterday, he said “On behalf of my new executives, I assure you that I will seek first the interest of the clubs to prevent them from struggling”.“We are also looking forward to collaborating with the GFA to develop local football in the country,” he added.A former chairman of the association, Nana Brew Battler advised the incoming executives to help revive GHALCA to its former status.He also tasked them not to be selfish but rather fight for the interest of the clubs.Nana Banyin Eyiason, an Executive Committee member of the GFA, who spoke on behalf of his outfit said they are looking forward to fully implementing the club licencing initiative to help benefit the clubs.The Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuije, urged the new executives to advise the Premier League clubs to take nurture young talents through their academies. The other members of the executives who were also sworn into office by Supreme Court judge, Justice Ennin Yeboah on the day were the vice chairman, Alex Ackumey, John Ansah and John Ofosuhene of Premier League clubs, Ebusua Dwarfs and WAFA, Otuo Acheampong “Sometimer” from Division One, George Amoako as treasurer and Samuel Aboabire from division two.– See more at: http://www.footballghana.com/2016/05/12/ghalca-executives-sworn-office/#sthash.l9rsoI5r.dpuf read more
Mercedes worked “straight through the summer break” to improve the performance and reliability of its Formula 1 engine, according to team principal Toto Wolff.The F1 season resumes this weekend with the Belgian Grand Prix, four weeks after the previous race in Hungary.F1’s sporting regulations decree that teams must respect a shutdown period of 14 consecutive days during the summer break, which prevents them from engaging in many significant areas of work including wind tunnel use, CFD design work, and component production and development.However, engine activity does not fall under this restriction, which meant Mercedes’ High Performance Powertrains division in Brixworth continued to work through August.Wolff described summer shutdown as a “welcome break” and said the majority of personnel at the team’s Brackley base could “recharge their batteries”.“Other team members were carrying the baton over the past weeks,” he added. “Our team members in Brixworth worked straight through the F1 summer break to improve the performance and reliability of our power unit. “In Brackley, we used the relatively quiet days to do some work on our factory.“It’s great to come back from the summer break knowing that part of the team was still pushing flat out and we are grateful to our colleagues who kept the ball rolling while we were out of office.”Mercedes heads to Spa with a commanding advantage in both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships.Lewis Hamilton holds a 62-point lead in his pursuit of a sixth world title, while Mercedes is 150 points clear of Ferrari as it seeks a sixth straight championship double.Wolff said prior to the summer break he expected Ferrari to come out fighting in Belgium and next week in Italy, as the high-speed circuits will suit its car better than Mercedes’. “We’re leading in both championships, but it doesn’t feel that way,” he said ahead of Spa. “In the last few years, we saw teams perform very strongly after summer shutdown, so we now we need to keep pushing.“In that respect, we’re approaching the start to the second half of 2019 more like the start to a completely new season. Once again, we need to make sure that we leave no room for error and keep raising the bar.” read more
And his experience of coaching teams competing for honours on multiple fronts could be another key factor.– Past is the past –“The best advice I can say to the players from my experience is just to think about the next game,” he said.“Then we will see how the players have recovered, who is injured, not injured and take decisions game by game.“If we don’t win, now I want to see how we react and keep going.“If you think ‘nine games is a lot’, it’s better not to think about it or compare what happened last season.“Last season is last season and sport is always in the present, the next one. The past is the past.”Guardiola did concede, however, that his team has improved considerably compared to 12 months ago.Ederson has proved an impressive addition in goal and Kyle Walker has added much-needed speed in the right-back position.But the City manager also believes the experience of veteran players has proved crucial.“We have played most of the time with just two new players – Ederson and Kyle,” he said.“Most of the players were here last season all together but it’s a question of time.“There is more energy, more energy from Kyle, but it takes time and now we know each other better.“We have many here – Vincent (Kompany), David (Silva), Sergio (Aguero), Fernandinho – they won one or two Premier Leagues.“Maybe they can help us understand how important it is to win the Premier League for the other guys, how they need to improve to win the Premier League, the desire to win it.“We are closer but we are still far away, we are just in November, and the desire to win counts a lot to achieve something.”Share on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola is confident Manchester City are better equipped to cope with the gruelling winter schedule this season than they were 12 months ago.The Premier League leaders face a hectic December in which they must play nine games in the Premier League, League Cup and Champions League. “I’m not thinking about it but I know our schedule is full, like all the teams, there are a lot of games for everybody.”City’s impressive strength in depth is another reason that Guardiola can approach mid-winter with far more optimism than last season when, for the first time in his managerial career, he went through a campaign without winning a trophy. That draining programme is two more games than Guardiola was required to play in December 2016 when City won three and lost three in the league, seriously damaging their chances of competing for last season’s title.But despite the burden of an additional two games, and the pressure of leading the league table, City boss Guardiola has no worries of history repeating itself.“When you compare to last season, our problem was actually before December,” he said.“After the second international break we had four Premier League games, three at home, and we weren’t able to win once – Southampton, Middlesbrough, Everton – we weren’t able to win.“This season (at the same time) we had three games at home and were able to win them all.“What happened last season, in November and December, was a consequence of what had happened earlier. read more