Trends for 2015

first_imgAbout SueSue Haskell has been a bakery lecturer at Brooklands College, Weybridge for twenty years. She is well known in the baking industry, participating at exhibitions such as Cake International and Food and Drink Expo. She has helped with the competitions at the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees annual conference since 2000.Brooklands College in Weybridge, Surrey, offers part time catering and sugarcraft IVQ courses, such as a Level Two in Professional Bakery and an ABC Sugarcraft Award Level One as well as one day courses including Design and Create an Easter Egg, Valentine’s Cupcakes and Sugar Flowers for beginners.>> Find out more about Sugarcraft courses There will be more ‘gravity defying’ cakes eg: animals standing on one leg, it’s a trend from across the pond. Decorators should be careful that whatever they use as an aperture to support the cake is food- grade material.More ‘cake lace’ or other lace products using a mix and the silicone mould sheets.Cakes to match wedding dresses that are very full in construction – with flounces, material effects and so on.Unwired flowers made to look like fabric flowers.Gold and silver leaf covered tiers- again seen a lot recently.Deep cakes with ‘straight’ edges (ganache is used a lot in these).Classic, simply iced cakes with maybe a ‘signature’ rose, peony or other large flower.The flavour of the cakes is more important than ever. Chocolate, lemon and vanilla are still very popular but flavours like Baileys buttercream, toffee, white choc and raspberry, carrot, and banoffee are becoming very trendy, along with ‘naked’ wedding cakes (sponges filled but under-decorated except for fruit or fresh flowers).Fruit cakes are being asked for less and less.For children’s’ cakes Frozen is most popular with girls- but watch copyright, although you can buy plastic figures and design your cake around it.Probably Paddington and Skylanders will be popular in 2015, but again watch copyright.last_img read more

Arsenal must repay fans £4.5million after Europa League humiliation

first_img View 3 comments Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 28 Feb 2020 5:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.7kShares Arsenal must repay fans £4.5million after Europa League humiliation Arteta’s thoughts after Arsenal crash out of Europa League to OlympiacosTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:31FullscreenArteta’s thoughts after Arsenal crash out of Europa League to Olympiacos is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Arsenal currently have 46,000 season-ticket holders and given the average price of those tickets is around the £50 mark, the club faces a prospect of paying back a not insignificant sum.Mikel Arteta was permitted to sign only two players on loan in January in Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares and a lack of European football next season could have significant ramifications in terms of his summer spend.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAubameyang’s contract, meanwhile, expires in 18 months and missing out on Champions League qualification, allied to an increasingly bleak financial outlook, means Arsenal look to be facing an almost impossible task to keep their star player.The emerging Bukayo Saka is also in a similar predicament and the teenager, who already has 10 assists in all competitions this season, is reportedly being monitored by a clutch of Premier League clubs.Arsenal, according to The Sun, made £40m on their run to Baku and the Europa League final last season but have made just £15m during their eight European games this term.MORE: Europa League draw: Manchester United to face LASK in last-16, Wolves meet Arsenal conquerors OlympiacosMORE: Martin Keown gives damning assessment of Arsenal after Olympiacos defeat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was inconsolable at the final whistle after Arsenal’s defeat against Olympiacos (Picture: Getty)Arsenal could be forced to repay season-ticket holders a combined total of up to £4.5million as the club faces up to counting the cost of last night’s Europa League humiliation.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s acrobatic volley seven minutes from the end of extra-time appeared to have sealed a place in the last 32, only for Youssef El-Arabi to stun the home crowd with seconds remaining.Incredibly, there was still time for the Arsenal skipper to spurn gilt-edged chance to rescue his side but he fired wide from the edge of the six-yard box with virtually the last kick of the tie.AdvertisementAdvertisementAll in all, defeat means Arsenal will not be involved in European competition beyond March for the first time since 1999 which represents a damaging blow both on and off the field.ADVERTISEMENTAccording to the Evening Standard, season-ticked holders have already pre-paid for seven home cup fixtures this term, but should the Gunners lose at Portsmouth in the FA Cup on Monday, or be drawn away in a potential quarter-final, supporters will only have had the chance to attend a maximum of six games at the Emirates. Advertisementlast_img read more

Not lucky enough this time: Rishav Das

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: He scored a century and also contributed 512 runs on the board. But Rishav Das, the highest scorer for Assam in Ranji Trophy this season, is not satisfied with his performance. In an interaction with The Sentinel, the right handed batsman also sounded optimistic about the future of the senior team’s batting. Here is the excerpt.The Sentinel (TS): This time you were the highest run-scorer for Assam in the Ranji Trophy. It should be a satisfying season?Rishav: You can say so. But honestly speaking, I am not fully satisfied. I was targeting around 700-750 runs. In the initial stage of the season, I couldn’t do well and thus I didn’t reach my target. But the support from the coach and the other senior members was highly appreciable and they always kept faith on me. That boosted my level of confidence.(TS): You had the opportunity to score three centuries this season but missed two narrowly. Are you upset?Rishav: Yes. I think luck was not with me this time.Although I converted one of my innings to a hundred, I failed on other two occasions. I was really unlucky – given out on 99 against Chhattishgarh.(TS): It was batting again which put Assam in the back foot. Any idea how to overcome the situation?Rishav: It’s true that we were not able to maintain the same level of performance that our bowlers had done throughout the season. But if you notice you will see that there are some positive things too in our bating. In one game, we had scored 400 plus runs and newcomers like Saahil Jain and Subham Mondal nicely grabbed the opportunities that were offered to them. I feel we need to show little patience and wait for a while. You will see by the next couple of years we will have good depth in our batting. The Assam Cricket Association also had done a good job by providing us sufficient number of competitive matches before the start of the season. I feel a little exposure outside the State can give better results.(TS): How do you see the future of two newcomers Saahil and Subham?Rishav: Both are very promising batsmen and also have good technique. What they now need is to just focus on their batting.(TS): Share your future plans.Rishav: I still keep my hopes alive to represent India in a white dress. If I want to reach that goal, two things should happen simultaneously – I have to score tons of runs in first-class cricket and my team have to play in the knockout stage of the Ranji Trophy. Hope both will occur by the next couple of years. Every year I chalk out some specific plans for the off season and it is ready this time too. I will now work according to it.Also Read: Ranji Trophy: Rishav Das hits ton but Tripura take innings leadAlso Watch: Watch | Exceptional Step to counter Human-Elephant Conflict in Digboilast_img read more

Dodgers didn’t stay at Trump Hotel in Chicago; Adrian Gonzalez didn’t during season

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Chicago hotel’s owner is, of course, presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Republican nominee has campaigned on a platform that includes promises to “build a wall” on the Mexico-U.S. border to prevent undocumented immigrants from crossing, and has called Mexican immigrants “rapists” who bring crime and drugs with them. One recent poll shows Hillary Clinton outpolling Trump 70 percent to 19 percent among Latino voters.Gonzalez smiled as he declined to specify his reasons for not staying at the team hotel in June, saying, “We’re here to play baseball not talk politics.”Indeed, the Dodgers were in Chicago to play baseball again this past weekend – but they did not stay at the Trump hotel. The reason wasn’t political, however. The hotel required a non-refundable deposit in order to hold a block of rooms for the team. Until their Game 5 victory over the Washington Nationals late Thursday night, the Dodgers weren’t sure they would need those rooms. Arrangements were made with a different hotel. Room-service preferences, family obligations – or maybe politics – will occasionally prompt one of the Dodgers’ players to ask the team’s staff to arrange accommodations at a hotel other than the team hotel during a road trip. When the Dodgers came to Chicago to face the Cubs at the end of May, the team stayed at the same hotel they have been using for years – the Trump International Hotel and Tower near the Chicago River. Their Mexican-American first baseman did not.“I didn’t stay there,” Adrian Gonzalez confirmed. “I had my reasons.”The inference is obvious. Though he was born in San Diego, Gonzalez grew up in Mexico where his family has deep roots and his father owns a business. Gonzalez has played for the Mexican national team in numerous international competitions including the World Baseball Classic. He has been involved in charitable endeavors in Mexico, including refurbishing the sports complex in Tijuana where he played as a youth. Just this summer, he stepped in to help a youth baseball team from Mexico that was stranded in Los Angeles when its sponsor backed out of its commitment.last_img read more

Danaos Moves Back to Profitability

first_imgzoom Danaos Corporation has become the latest containership owner to announce a return to profit as it benefited from a high charter contract coverage in 4Q 2017. The company recorded a net income of USD 22.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to a loss of USD 446.6 million seen in the corresponding quarter a year earlier.What is more, operating revenues increased by 1.9 percent to USD 114.2 million in the three months ended December 31, 2017, from USD 112.1 million reported in the same period of 2016.“Our earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017 improved markedly when compared to the earnings of the fourth quarter of 2016 which had been negatively impacted in the aftermath of the Hanjin bankruptcy,” John Coustas, Danaos’ CEO, explained.“This is mainly the result of our high charter contract coverage which remains at 86% for the next 12 months based on current operating revenues and 69% in terms of contracted operating days,” he added.Net income for 2017 stood at USD 83.9 million, against a net loss of USD 366.2 million posted in 2016, while operating revenues amounted to USD 451.7 million in 2017, compared to USD 498.332 million in 2016.As previously reported, Danaos is in breach of certain financial covenants as a result of the Hanjin bankruptcy.“We are currently engaged in discussions with our lenders regarding restructuring our debt, substantially all of which matures on December 31, 2018. In the meantime, we continue to generate positive cash flows from our operations and currently have sufficient liquidity to service all our operational obligations as well as all scheduled principal amortization and interest payments,” Coustas said.Although the charter market has stabilized “at slightly better levels” compared to the lows of 2016, Danaos’ CEO said the company does not expect a material improvement in the market environment this year given the large number of scheduled vessel deliveries.“During this extended period of market weakness which has presented many challenges, we remain focused on taking necessary actions to preserve the value of our company,” Coustas concluded.Danaos’ fleet currently comprises 59 vessels ranging from 2,200 to 13,100 TEU.last_img read more

Delays meant headwinds too great for 36B Pacific NorthWest LNG project exec

first_imgCALGARY – Plentiful cheap natural gas is no guarantee that a Canadian LNG export industry will develop, says an executive with Progress Energy Canada, a division of Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas which cancelled its $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project in July.The decision was difficult to make but “headwinds were too great” for the partnership to green light the West Coast megaproject, said Dennis Lawrence, vice-president of production for Progress, during a panel discussion at the Calgary Energy Roundtable on Wednesday.Lawrence said delays meant the project missed its opportunity to enter the global LNG market when it had a good chance to thrive.“We think it may be a bit of a wake-up call to us as an industry, to governments, to regulators within Canada that time is actually of utmost importance on these projects, that delays and long regulatory timelines can ultimately have an impact on whether projects go ahead or not,” he said.Lawrence said the consortium’s research showed that its northeastern B.C. Montney gas wells would be competitive with natural gas produced in the northeastern U.S. and it is now focused on developing access to those North American markets.Divergent opinions expressed at the conference reflect the uncertain status of Canada’s LNG industry, with nearly two dozen projects proposed and only one — the relatively tiny Woodfibre LNG — approved for construction by its owners.Andy Calitz, CEO of the $40-billion LNG Canada project led by Royal Dutch Shell PLC, said he remains optimistic about the industry’s prospects despite lower global LNG prices and growing competition.He said he believes Canada’s low-cost gas and relatively closer location to Asia makes it competitive with other countries vying to sell liquefied natural gas around the world. But he conceded the higher cost to build liquefaction facilities and pipelines in British Columbia will affect an investment decision expected next year.“The market to import LNG is now growing to 260 million tonnes per year in 38 countries…. There is a market out there,” he said, noting China’s new appetite for gas to replace coal and growing demand from countries such as India, Indonesia and Thailand.Deteriorating world prices blamed by the Pacific NorthWest LNG partners were also cited by developers of the $28-billion Aurora LNG project when it was cancelled in September.“We’re actually very pessimistic,” said panellist Dave Tulk, a partner with consulting company Gas Processing Management Inc., adding neither the industry nor governments are working together to come up with a “master plan” for the industry.“The challenges that (LNG Canada) has to get over in terms of pipelines, to dig a 670-kilometre pipeline, go through two mountain ranges, to get all that in place without the full support of the federal and provincial governments and industry, we just think that’s going to be a difficult challenge,” he said.In a separate presentation, David Hill, executive vice-president of exploration and business development for Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA), said he was surprised at how quickly American competitors were able to establish an LNG exporting industry ahead of Canada.He said Encana, which produces half of its oil and gas in Canada and half in the U.S., is already seeing lower gas prices north of the border due to American shale gas competition but it is hopeful that new demand from the Canadian oilsands and petrochemical industries will support domestic gas markets and Encana investment decisions in future.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.last_img read more

Independent review of Nova Scotia forestry given twomonth extension

first_imgHALIFAX – The independent review of Nova Scotia’s forestry practices has been extended by two months.Announced Aug. 30, the review headed by University of King’s College president Bill Lahey was originally due next Wednesday, but is now expected to be completed by the end of April.Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller says Lahey requested the extension because more work is required to complete the report.Lahey has said he’s been given a broad mandate, including the ability to examine clear cutting.The controversial practice drew public attention in 2016 when the Liberal government said it was backing away from a previously stated goal of reducing the practice on Crown land by 50 per cent.About 90 per cent of wood harvested in Nova Scotia is clear cut, according to federal figures.The province says the review is to provide recommendations that balance long-term environmental, social and economic interests in managing the forests.The review was first promised prior to last spring’s provincial election and became a key part of the Liberals’ environmental platform.last_img read more

Unifor members ratify 4year contract for 1200 Canadian Pacific Railway employees

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:CP)The Canadian Press CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says Unifor members have ratified a four-year labour agreement covering about 1,200 employees responsible for maintaining rail cars and locomotives.The two sides reached a tentative agreement for Unifor Local 101R in early December. The previous contract is set to expire Dec. 31.Details of the agreement haven’t been disclosed but Unifor national president Jerry Dias said on Dec. 2 that the union had been able to push for significant gains.last_img read more

Highway 97 closed near McLeod Lake

first_imgEmergency crews are on scene.For more updates, visit www.drivebc.caHere is the full message from Drivebc.caHighway 97, in both directions. Vehicle incident between Hodda Lake FSR and Haight Rd (12 km south of McLeod Lake). Road closed. Crews are on scene. Estimated time of re-opening Mon Jul 1 at 8:00 AM PDT. Next update time Sun Jun 30 at 9:00 PM PDT. Last updated Sun Jun 30 at 6:43 PM PDT. (DBC-9745) UPDATE as of 7am the Highway is open in both directions.McLEOD LAKE, B.C. – Highway 97 is closed in both directions at McLeod Lake after a motor vehicle collision.According to, the Highway will be closed until at least 8 a.m. July 1, 2019.  The collision is between the Hodda Lake FSR and Haight Road approximately 12km south of McLeod Lake.last_img read more

52.02 pc voter turnout in TN till 3 PM

first_imgChennai: A little over half of Tamil Nadu’s over 5.84 crore voters cast their votes in 38 Lok Sabha seats Thursday till 3 PM, even as the DMK charged the ruling AIADMK with planning to do “booth-capturing” later in the day. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo said no reports of booth capturing or any other untoward incident regarding law and order has been received so far. He said the voter turnout in 38 Lok Sabha segments stood at 52.02 per cent at 3 PM, while maintating that polling was peaceful. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Karur recorded the highest voter turnout at 56.85 per cent while Chennai Central clocked the lowest at 45.65 per cent, according to the EC data. At 3 PM, the turnout was 55.97 per cent in the 18 Assembly segments where bypolls are being held along with the Lok Sabha elections. Sahoo said that while the polling would come to a close by 6 PM, those already in the queue would be allowed to cast their votes even after the deadline as officials would provide tokens for this purpose. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Meanwhile, the DMK filed a complaint with the CEO and the DGP (Elections), Ashutosh Shukla, alleging that the ruling AIADMK planned to do “booth-capturing” after 3 PM. They demanded that the officials put in all measures to ensure transparent elections. Responding to this, Sahoo said polling has been peaceful so far. “We have not received any report of booth capturing, neither are there any law and order issues,” he said. Earlier, Chief Minister K Palaniswami and DMK chief M K Stalin waited in queues at Edappadi in Salem district and Chennai, respectively and cast their votes. After casting his vote, Stalin alleged that there has been distribution of cash and accused the Election Commission of being an “ally” of central and state governments. Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan, DMK’s Dayanidhi Maran and Kanimozhi and Karti Chidambaram of Congress are among key contenders. Radhakrishnan told reporters in Kanyakumari: “This is a massive democratic festival which will decide the fate of India. I have exercised my franchise…A silent revolution is happening.” AIADMK leader and state minister D Jayakumar said 13 per cent voting in the morning “is a joyous thing.” “This shows there is a wave for Amma and MGR,” he said, exuding confidence that the AIADMK-BJP combine would emerge victorious. Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader T T V Dhinakaran alleged “malfunctioning of EVMs is an achievement of the Modi government.” CPI national secretary D Raja expressed confidence that people were voting for the DMK-led alliance in Tamil Nadu as they wanted to see the end of the BJP government at the Centre. Dayanidhi Maran voted here along with his family members. Besides 38 of the total 39 Lok Sabha seats in the state, excluding Vellore, bypolls to 18 assembly segments are also underway. Polling stations were teeming with enthusiastic voters even before 7 AM when polling began and the Chief Minister was among the early electors in his native Salem district. While senior Congress leader P Chidambaram voted at Kandanur in Sivaganga district, Dhinakaran execised his franchise along with his family here. Top actor Rajinikanth and popular stars Vijay and Ajith Kumar voted in Chennai. BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit chief Tamilisai Soundararjan and actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan also cast their votes here. DMDK chief Vijayakanth, his wife and party leader Premalatha and Pattali Makkal Katchi chief S Ramadoss voted in Chennai and Tindivanam respectively. The state’s electorate is 5.84-crore (after deducting the 14.26 lakh voters in Vellore) strong. Adequate security arrangements, with the deployment of over 160 companies of central police forces and one lakh state police personnel, have been made. In the run-up to the polls, election authorities had seized over Rs 129-crore cash, gold and other precious metals with a total value of over Rs 284 crore from all over the state. Tamil Nadu has a total of 67,720 polling stations and 7,780 booths have been categorised as critical and vulnerable where more Central Armed Police Forces personnel, and micro-observers were deployed. Measures like webcasting and videographing of proceedings are also in place. As many as 1,50,302 ballot units, 89,160 control units and 94,653 VVPAT which allows the electors to cross check the votes they have cast for seven seconds are available. Every constituency has one all-woman polling station. While polling is being held between 7 AM and 6 PM in 37 constituencies, it has been extended by two hours until 8 PM in Madurai Lok Sabha segment, due to the Chithirai festival, which marks the grand entry of Lord Kallazhagar into the Vaigai river.last_img read more