Cornish Fudge Company bags National Trust deal

first_imgThe Buttermilk Confectionery Company has won a deal to supply 60,000 packets of fudge a year to the National Trust.The fudge, made in Wadebridge, Cornwall, will be sold in nearly 200 shops across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as being available to buy online.David Goad, managing director of the company, said: “We’ve been supplying National Trust shops in Cornwall since 2003. We want to grow the Buttermilk brand nationally, so to have our products stocked further afield is a really positive step for us.”The Cornish fudge business is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and, earlier this summer, it acquired a site to build a new £500,000 factory, which will almost double its production space and output.Tracey Shea, assistant buyer for the National Trust, said: “Fudge has always been a firm favourite with our customers and repeatedly appears at the top of our best-sellers.“It’s great to now have the opportunity to stock Buttermilk’s fudge range in all of our shops, especially as profits from everyday sales like confectionery are put straight back into our conservation work.”The National Trust will be stocking four different fudge flavours from The Buttermilk Confectionery Co, including clotted cream fudge and a box of fudge assortments.last_img read more

Tame Impala & Unknown Mortal Orchestra Bring Incredible Production And Music To The Greek

first_imgLoad remaining images Tame Impala took over the Bay Area this weekend with a pair of sold out shows at The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley with Unknown Mortal Orchestra supporting on Friday and Saturday September 2 and 3.The Australian quintet with a penchant for psychedelics has been on the front edge of popularity across the world and with lead singer and guitarist Kevin Parker’s collaboration with Mark Ronson on “Daffodils”, that stock is ever increasing.Tame Impala is made of up of Parker, Jay Watson and Dominic Simper share synthesizer, guitar and vocal duties, Cam Avery on bass and vocals and Julien Barbagallo manning the drum kit as well as adding complex vocal harmonies.They are currently on tour for their third full-length album Currents and each week this summer has taken them to a different corner of the world, including a total of 12 stand-out appearances in the United States this summer. From a near-instant sell out of Red Rocks in Colorado, Project Pabst in the Pacific Northwest and a pair of shows at The Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, Tame Impala has been greeted with more than slightly enthused fans.One thing about having a highly technical stage production around subtlety nuanced psychedelia is that once you have got what you are going for, there isn’t much room to wiggle. Fans who made it a point to catch more than one of the band’s appearances throughout the summer would have most likely been treated to the same songs, most likely in the same order, too.However, the quality of production that Tame Impala put on was second to none and it was personally the most impressive combination of music and visual cues that I have witnessed since my virgin Red Rocks performance. Featuring Beats Antique opening for Primus’ Chocolate Factory show in the freezing rain, I didn’t have any other real or comparable benchmark for something of this caliber. It didn’t matter whether they played the exact same songs or not because against the moment, it was completely irrelevant.For many music fans that prefer to see a new set list every night and an ultimately unique experience, this might come as a disappointment; Unknown Mortal Orchestra also played it safe and stuck to what they had prepared, but they also were able to keep the crowd on their toes to some degree. But the best part of having your go-to routine down flawlessly, is that that you can execute it, flawlessly.The excitement in the crowd mixed with the back-to-school fervor of UC Berkeley. It was impossible not to walk by or against fraternity rushes and groups of freshman trying to decide where they needed to be. But as young as the evening was, there was still plenty of time for the main event on campus. By the time Unknown Mortal Orchestra took the stage (15 minutes early at 7:45PM), the entirety of the venue was nearly full and screaming.UMO, a cross-continental foursome between Oregon, USA and Auckland, New Zealand made up of Ruban Nielson, Jake Portrait, Quincy McCrary and Riley Geare, took control of the evening fairly easily, although for the first few songs they let the crowd think they were in charge by keeping the opening selections “From The Sun” > “How Can You Luv Me” on par with the majority of their shows.Three songs in, however, they let the Bay Area know they knew where they were and bobbed into an upbeat, fast paced take on the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street”. The rail riders, comprised mostly of teen screamers dying for Tame Impala to grace their sightline, had no idea what was going on, but for the only instance the rest of the evening, they were drowned out.Watch the band’s music video for “Shakedown Street” below.“Thought Ballune” and older tune from 2011’s self-titled debut album Unknown Mortal Orchestra followed, with their latest single “The World Is Crowded” right behind it. They continued skipping between their albums, moving onto “So Good At Being In Trouble” from 2013’s II.There was a noticeable difference in song structure between each selection and the corresponding time period. In the newer song, “Crowded”, Nielson bounced around the stage in a very Prince-inspired manner with cleaner and crisper vocals and the song was upbeat and full. In contrast, the older songs featured heavily filtered vocals and a more punk rock sense of maddening melodies.“Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)” featured a killer keys solo at the song’s end. The lights went low save for a spot light on the McCrary, and the rest of the band bowed or took a knee. During the song “Stage or Screen”, Nielson climbed the lighting rig on the side of the stage, reaching a height of over 40 feet while his band and crew did their best to keep from panicking.They ended their hour long, 11 song set with their breakout single “Ffunny Ffriends” and two songs from their most recent release, 2015’s Multi-Love: the title track, and the single “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”. Easily the most impressive thing about UMO was their aloof presence on stage and how little it translated into an aloof selection of music. None of the songs sounded the same, and they touched on several genres that are not easy to extrapolate from. The vocals were overtouched for the most part, but the aesthetic played well with the music overall.But the main event, Tame Impala, was not, could not be overshadowed. Even before they took the stage, they were creating fevered excitement with their sound and sight engineers setting up the stage, all dressed in white lab coats. It’s safe to say Tame Impala uses mad science to craft their sound.Every time a mic was checked and a string was tuned or an image blasted on the backdrop, legions of screaming fans let loose. By the time Tame Impala took the stage and the lights went down for real at 9:15PM, the crowd was deafening and demanding.If you’ve been following them this summer, you already know that they opened with “Nangs” and slid into one of the most critically acclaimed songs of 2015, “Let It Happen”. It, obvious to those in attendance, means no less than 4 confetti cannons that pulsate metric tons of bits of paper into the sky. Just let it happen. Usually a display arranged for a finale of sorts, Tame Impala chose to open their show with at least an equal enthusiasm that they were receiving from the crowd.“Mind Mischief” melted into a tease of “Music To Walk Home By” before launching full force into the aching pair of “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?” and “Why Won’t They Talk To Me?” Parker took a break to address the crowd at this point, making sure that everyone was OK and asking how everyone was feeling before introducing “The Moment”.Parker’s sleeper hit “Elephant” barreled through the speakers next, followed by “The Less I Know The Better”. Technically the only cover of the evening, “Daffodils”, was the tenth song in less than an hour that the band hit on. Working with The Greek’s strict 11PM curfew, they were not taking many liberties with their time and keeping the songs relatively straightforward. There were extended intros and outros, but it was not until the next track, “Eventually” that they finally opened up a song and explored it from the inside out via an in the moment jam.A pair of tracks from 2010’s debut album Innerspeaker, “Alter Ego” and “It Is Not Meant To Be” were sandwiched around “Oscilly”, a non-specific noise track that is not featured on any official recording. Essentially, “Ocsilly” saw the band leave Parker alone onstage with a guitar and his back to the crowd. On the projector was an image that measured the harmonics of the notes being played. Parker ran through circles, flower of life interpretations and star patterns, all manipulated by the notes and tones he plays on his guitar, harmonious and discordant alike before the rest of the band returned for “It’s Not Meant To Be”.They closed their set with a spacey, ten minutes of noise around “Apocalypse Dreams”, eventually walking off the stage after setting down their instruments, still ringing and garnering a massive amount of feedback before the mad scientist engineers returned to the stage to assess the damage.Once the noise stopped and the engineers checked everything out, the band returned, drinking beer that tasted like vegemite and addressing the crowd. “We were out in Oakland last night,” said Parker. “We got pretty shitfaced, I didn’t think I was going to play the show tonight. You guys are better than painkillers.”For the encore, they chose the ultra-dreamy “Feels Like We’re Only Going Backwards” and “New Person Same Old Mistakes” to close the show, accompanied again by multiple blasts from their confetti cannons.The hype is real. Missing Tame Impala ought to be avoided at any cost.last_img read more

Tribute To Led Zeppelin & P-Funk Announced For Late Night Show During Jazz Fest

first_imgNew Orleans during Jazz Fest provides the ultimate platform for artists to pay tribute to their favorite bands, musicians, and songwriters. The city is hallowed grounds for any musician, as it is ground zero for jazz, funk, and the improvisation that acts as the core of today’s live music scene. For Michelangelo Carubba, drummer in the power-funk group Turkuaz, the impetus to pay homage to his influences while in New Orleans was so strong that, instead of picking between his favorite bands, he decided to pay tribute to two of them at once! Z-Funk: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin & Parliament Funkadelic will feature unique arrangements of songs by Led Zeppelin and P-Funk, with an all-star band that features some of the best and funkiest players he could find. Z-Funk will take place on Sunday, April 29th (technically early AM 4/30) immediately following Aaron Johnston‘s electronic improvisation project, J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation) at the same venue, Maison on Frenchmen Street.For this special performance, Carubba will be joined by pedal steel master Roosevelt Collier and guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, who will team up to form a high-octane dual-guitar attack. Steve Swatkins of Allen Stone‘s band will be on keys, and will surely make use of his talkbox skills as well. Rob Walker, bassist from The Main Squeeze, will hold down the low end, while Carubba’s partner in Turkuaz, Shira Elias, will provide vocals. Finally, Snarky Puppy‘s Mike “Maz” Maher and Chris Bullock will provide some much-needed brass on trumpet and saxophone, respectively.With so many amazing songs in each band’s repertoire, the night will surely feature hit song after hit song. Carubba has proven himself as a uniquely motivated bandleader, concocting many special tribute shows in New York City, Colorado, and elsewhere over the past few years. He has promised to have a few tricks up his sleeve for this show, and by leaning on the catalogs of Led Zeppelin and P-Funk, has crafted the perfect way for those in attendance to close out weekend one of the marathon that is New Orleans Jazz Fest.Carubba, for one, is excited to bring this concept to life, telling L4LM:“Both bands hit hard. Both bands hit on the one a whole lot. That’s funky to me. That’s funky to everyone whether they know it or not. John Bonham knew. People consider him a rock drummer, but that’s a funky mother f*cker. So we’re gonna be on the one all night long. And this band I assembled is truly great.”Tickets for this show are on-sale NOW at this link. For full information on this show, including the show art from Jimmy Rector (@jimmyrector), see below._____________________________________________________________“The Z-Funk Show is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist Peter Levin back in 2017.Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. We work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more.”–SHOW INFO–Date: Sunday, April 29th, 2018 (technically early AM April 30th)Time: Doors – 1:30 am // Show – 2:00 amArtist: Live For Live Music Presents: Z-Funk: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin & Parliament Funkadelic feat. Michelangelo Carubba & Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Roosevelt Collier, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone), Rob Walker (The Main Squeeze), and Mike “Maz” Maher & Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)Venue: Maison – 508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116Tickets: 24-hour Early-Bird pre-sale running NOW – $20 GA / $40 VIP //  General Admission – $25 / VIP – $45 (VIP ticket gains access to VIP balcony, private bar and expedited entry into the venue) — [Buy Tickets]last_img read more

China’s solar installations totaled 11.4GW in first half of 2019

first_imgChina’s solar installations totaled 11.4GW in first half of 2019 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:China deployed around 11.4 GW of new PV generation capacity in the first six months of this year, according to statistics released today by the country’s National Energy Administration (NEA).Around 6.82 GW of the new capacity was accounted for by large scale PV plants with the 4.58 GW balance coming from distributed generation arrays, according to the state body. Northwest China boasted the largest share of new PV plants – with 3.43 GW of new grid-connected capacity – followed by the north of the huge nation, with 3.29 GW; and the east, with 2.28 GW.The relatively modest new additions took China’s cumulative installed capacity to 185.5 GW, according to the NEA figures. Large scale solar parks make up around 130.5 GW of China’s PV capacity with just over 55 GW coming from small arrays.China is expected to experience a deluge of new installations from next month as developers of projects which qualify for state subsidies rush to get them connected by December 31 in order to receive their full subsidy.To put the first-half, 11.4 GW figure into context, China installed 44.1 GW of new solar in 2018 and a year earlier the volume was a record 52.83 GW, according to NEA figures.More: China added 11.4 GW of solar capacity in first half of this yearlast_img read more

60s and sunny in November!

first_imgMany families were seen at Rec. Park as kids ran around and played on the Our Space playground. The outside temperatures reached up to the 60’s on Friday, making the day an unusually warm November Friday. Nevertheless, Broome County residents decided to take advantage of the weather and head out to the park. (WBNG) — It may be winter, but the weather in Broome County today felt like Spring.center_img Parents said they brought their kids to the park because they know days like this won’t last and are happy to have their kids enjoying the sunshine and warm weather while they can. One mom from Binghamton said her family tries to take advantage of every nice day we get.last_img read more

Park Plaza Arena – the first hotel in Istria with a gluten free certificate

first_imgHotel Park Plaza Arena Pula is a proud holder of “BOSK gluten free standard”As the first hotel in Istria, and at the same time a hotel with the only one a’la carte restaurant on the Adriatic with complete gluten free offer.Taking into account the combination of today’s state-of-the-art trends in hospitality and gastronomy, and increasingly important healthy living and healthy eating, and guided by research confirming that gluten is one of the most common food allergens, Arena Hospitality Group Plaza Arena also completely standardized the complete preparation and serving process gluten free food.The BOSK gluten free standard is intended for hoteliers and caterers and provides practical knowledge on the preparation and serving of gluten-free meals, and is developed on the basis of scientifically proven and globally accepted food safety protocols and based on HACCP system principles hygiene practice (DHP). “The BOSK gluten free standard was developed with the aim of reducing the risk of contamination of prepared meals and desserts with gluten and prescribes protocols of production processes of procurement, storage, preparation and serving of food and corrective measures to be taken in case of suspected gluten contamination.”, Said the company BOSK.It is estimated that there are more than 70 million gluten-sensitive and intolerant people in Europe today, 190 million people who avoid wheat and gluten, and 11 million people suffering from celiac disease, an autoimmune disease as the ultimate expression of gluten intolerance. These, but also many other facts related to gluten have led to the development BOSK gluten free standards that will enable people on a gluten-free diet to visit restaurants and hotels that ensure the implementation of strict standards gluten free offer, because cooking with gluten-free products is not enough to make a restaurant gluten-free.In 2015, the hotel underwent a complete transformation into an elegantly decorated and completely renovated, modern and functional hotel with a perfect blend of luxury, comfort and style. After the renovation and acquisition of the Park Plaza brand, it continued its innovative path next year with the additional renovation of the adjacent building with 6 luxury hotel suites – Garden Suites. Also, in 2016, the hotel was recognized and celebrated as a hotel with the introduction of a unique service “digital key”Which can be used to open electronic locks in hotel rooms and suites with smartphones through a specially developed mobile application. Such an offer provided him with a competitive advantage, making him the first in Croatia and one of the few in Europe with such a free guest service.Since May this year, hotel guests have at their disposal a charging station for electric cars, and now, continuing this series of recognized innovators in the hotel industry, the Park Plaza Arena hotel is also receiving this praiseworthy gluten free a certificate that will surely provide him with a bright future in relentless competition in the fight for guests given the additional diversity of the existing offer aimed at a healthy life through an attractive, tasty, varied and healthy diet of guests.As proof that all of the above has been recognized and by the hotel guests speaks just received the prestigious recognition of TripAdvisor – Certificate of Excellence which the hotel received after the recognition already received Travelers’ Choice 2017 from the same tourist portal, and exclusively based on the reviews of guests who have stayed at the hotel.last_img read more

Florida students hospitalized after eating marijuana candy

first_imgKALB 29 November 2018Family First Comment:  Big Marijuana = “marijuana-infused gummy bears”. Say No to Big Marijuana in NZ   Five Florida junior high school students were hospitalized after eating candy laced with marijuana.A Polk County Sheriff’s Office news release said authorities responded to Mulberry Middle School Thursday afternoon following reports of sick students.Detectives said they’re working with school staff and district officials to determine how the children obtained the marijuana-infused gummy bears. Authorities said criminal charges are pending.Besides the five students who were hospitalized, officials said two others were picked up by their parents to be medically examined.Officials didn’t immediately report the conditions of the children. read more

CBI arrests IPS officer SMH Meerza in Narada case

first_imgNew Delhi: With trouble mounting for BJP leader Mukul Roy, the CBI on Thursday arrested IPS officer SMH Meerza in connection with the Narada sting operation case, officials here said. The first arrest in the case comes as the Narada tapes, which were released before the 2016 Assembly elections in West Bengal, showed several leaders of the ruling party allegedly accepting cash amounts. According to the CBI’s preliminary probe, investigators were able to verify from the tapes that Roy had at one point instructed the sting operator, Mathew Samuel to hand over bribe money intended for himself to IPS officer Meerza. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework In fact, the tapes had also shown Meerza accepting Rs 5 lakh in cash from the sting operator, who was the owner and editor of Narada News, where the tapes were first released. While the CBI has laboriously pursued leads pertaining to other leaders purportedly shown in the tape, Roy has been able to evade continued scrutiny in the case since he jumped ship to the BJP within four months of the CBI registering its FIR. (More details awaited)last_img read more

Mumbai Lakshmi Vilas Bank shares tumbled about 5

first_imgMumbai: Lakshmi Vilas Bank shares tumbled about 5 per cent on Monday to hit its lower circuit limit after the Reserve Bank initiated a prompt corrective action plan against the lender due to high level of bad loans. The bank’s scrip declined 4.92 per cent to Rs 34.75 apiece — its lowest trading permissible limit for the day as well as one-year-low– on the BSE. On the NSE, shares fell 4.93 per cent to Rs 34.70 — its 52-week low as well as lower circuit. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra In a filling to the BSE on Saturday, Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) informed that prompt corrective action (PCA) plan is initiated by the RBI. However, the bank said that customers of the bank can do normal business at the branches. The regulatory action may cast doubts over the proposed merger of Indiabulls Housing Finance with LVB, which is awaiting the RBI nod. Indiabulls Housing Finance, which had proposed to merge with Lakshmi Vilas Bank, also plunged 34.39 per cent to close at Rs 255.50 apiece on the BSE. During the day, it tanked 38.34 per cent to Rs 240.10 — its 52-week low. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days Other group stocks also dropped, with Indiabulls Ventures cracking 19.98 per cent, Indiabulls Real Estate plunging 9.91 per cent and Indiabulls Integrated Services 4.98 per cent. Under the PCA, banks are mandated to cut lending to corporates and focus on reducing the concentration of loans to certain sectors. They are also restricted from opening new branches and paying dividends. Shares of Lakshmi Vilas Bank tumbled 5 per cent on Friday amid concerns over allegations of various offences including cheating against directors of the company.last_img read more