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French bakery Arôme to open first site in UK

first_imgSource: ArômeFrench bakery Arôme is set to open its first permanent bricks and mortar site in The Yards shopping mall, Covent Garden.The artisan bakery has signed a new lease with Longmartin Properties on a 2,000 sq ft store at 9 Mercer Street, Covent Garden. The deal marks its first permanent site in the UK, which is due to open in November.Created by pâtissier Alex Andre and backed by restauranteur Ellen Chew’s Chew on This group, the bakery’s new lease follows its pop-up store in Soho earlier this year.The menu will retain its French patisserie roots whilst exploring multicultural flavours from Singapore and Japan, Arôme said. Its offering will include Gula Melaka Coconut Bun and Laksa Tomato Bread, as well as a selection of pastries, bread and desserts.The interior will be inspired by a classic Asian room of simplicity and functionality, said the firm, and will be lined with wooden and large glass panels.“This latest deal marks a huge milestone for Arôme following our pop-up store in Soho,” said Ellen Chew, co-founder of Arôme.“We have put a lot of consideration into finding the perfect location for our first ever bricks and mortar bakery. Being based in central London, The Yards Covent Garden is such a desirable area of the West End for foodies.”The bakery will adhere to the latest government guidelines and apply socially distancing measures and accompanying signage in store.“Arôme is a unique concept and its commitment to its cultural heritage creates a one-of-a-kind offer that will fit in seamlessly among our popular multicultural eateries. We are pleased Arôme selected The Yards for its first permanent location and this signing highlights our continued investment and dedication to bring innovative and exciting brands to the area,” said Simon Taylor, property director at Longmartin Properties.Longmartin Properties is a joint venture between Shaftesbury and Mercers’ Company.last_img read more

3 police departments use ‘Project Lifesaver’ to help save Apalachin boy

first_imgProject Lifesaver is a program within the Broome County Sheriff’s Office that uses a device to help find people who go missing. Other departments’ officers can participate if they are certified. Broome County Sheriff’s Office has been using the project since 2016 and has received funding from the ‘Cops 4 a Cause’ organization to keep the program going. Tioga County Sheriff’s Office says they get a few of these missing cases a year, but are often able to find the person within the day they are reported missing. “If they’re involved in our program, we can find them fairly quickly,” said Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy, Robert Stapleton. Often, those involved in the program are people with special needs or people who struggle with conditions such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia. They have bracelets that can be detected by a special device when they are miles within range. If you feel you are in need of this assistance, you can learn more about Project Lifesaver here. (WBNG) — When the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office needed assistance in finding a local teen who went missing, Vestal Police and Broome County Sheriff’s Office joined in with the program, Project Lifesaver. In a recent case in which the device was used, a 15-year-old Apalachin boy with Autism wandered away from his home and ended up in a neighborhood in Vestal. That’s when the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office, Vestal Police, and the Broome County Sheriff’s Office jumped into action together. They credited teamwork in finding the boy within a couple of hours. “It can detect that radio transmitter that the child is wearing that’ll send a signal to the antenna, which gives us an audible tone,” explained Vestal Police Investigator, Lucas Shaw, who helped in the search.last_img read more

Emmanuel Petit wants Patrick Vieira to be next Arsenal manager

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Coral BarrySaturday 30 Nov 2019 4:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link282Shares Petit wants a former Arsenal player to be given the job (Picture: Getty)He added: ‘There is no indication of how long or how short [I’ll be in charge], they just said concentrate on the next game, do as well as you can and we’ll see from there.‘For me I concentrate on those players we have a game tomorrow and try to do the best I can.’Who should be Unai Emery’s permanent replacement at Arsenal?Freddie Ljungberg0%Mauricio Pochettino0%Mikel Arteta0%Carlo Ancelotti0%Nuno Espirito Santo0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Freddie Ljungberg reveals how his Arsenal side will differ to Unai Emery’sMORE: Gilberto Silva speaks out on Arsenal speculation as Per Mertesacker joins Freddie Ljungberg’s coaching staff Vieira is a former Gunner (Picture: Getty)Emmanuel Petit is backing Patrick Vieira to take charge of Arsenal because he has doubts about Freddie Ljungberg’s suitability for the job.Unai Emery’s sacking has started a manager hunt at Arsenal, with the club hierarchy considering a host of names including Brendan Rodgers and Mikel Arteta.Ljungberg was named interim coach and reportedly would be keen on the permanent position, but Petit thinks the job should go to a more experienced coach.He told RMC Sport: ‘I would like Vieira to be Arsenal manager, that an ex-Gunner takes responsibility.ADVERTISEMENT Good ebening: A tribute to Unai EmeryTo 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 1:11FullscreenGood ebening: A tribute to Unai Emeryhttps://metro.co.uk/video/good-ebening-tribute-unai-emery-2059270/This 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.Ljungberg coached in Arsenal’s youth set-up before gaining a promotion to Emery’s senior staff, but the Swede refused to say if he was angling for the job full-time.‘For me it’s about the team and the club,’ Ljungberg said in response to whether he wanted to be the permanent boss.‘I try to concentrate for the future. We have a game tomorrow we need to try and win that, there might be a few other games but for me that’s what I look at. The other stuff is totally irrelevant.’ Emmanuel Petit wants Patrick Vieira to be next Arsenal manager Ljungberg was given temporary charge after Emery’s sacking (Picture: Getty)‘When I see what Frank Lampard is doing with Chelsea despite it being his first big test with a big club, why not imagine that the same success would be possible with a former Gunner?AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The problem with Freddie, is that I don’t know what he is capable of. He was also Emery’s assistant.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He saw what was happening internally and on the pitch, but I never saw him take a position or try to communicate with Emery or certain players. Arsenal need to take their time here.’Vieira has found management tricky since entering the profession and was sacked by French side Nice last year. Advertisementlast_img read more

Toby Bentall to take up CEO role at rebranded Oddschecker Global Media

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Share BlueRibbon signs strategic partnership with The Stars Group August 18, 2020 PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Share Related Articles Oddschecker Managing Director Toby Bentall will take up the role of CEO at the newly rebranded Oddschecker Global Media.The rebrand comes as Oddschecker merges with iBus Media, majority owned by Stars Group, to create a ‘new superpower affiliate business’, PokerTube has reported.The merger is a result of Stars Group’s acquisition of Sky Bet, with the Toronto TSX-listed firm outlining its ambitious integration plans when it completed the purchase of the online bookmaker in October. Sky Bet had previously purchased Oddschecker back in 2007.2018 was a year characterised by widespread M&A for Stars Group, and speaking in November, CEO Rafi Ashkenazi said: “This was a landmark quarter during a transformative year for the company as we begin to deliver on our vision to become the world’s favourite igaming destination.”“We completed our acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming, which was cleared by the CMA in October, making us the leader in the UK online betting and gaming market. We also launched BetEasy in Australia and sports betting in New Jersey.“As we continue our transformation and look towards 2019, we are excited to take advantage of the opportunities ahead of us by leveraging our leading positions in attractive markets, strong brands, technology and operating expertise.”last_img read more

NASCAR starting lineup at Michigan: Brad Keselowski claims pole, eyes win at home-state track

first_img Jimmie Johnson still wants apology from Ryan Blaney, who says ‘I have nothing to apologize about’ Consumers Energy 400 starting lineupStarting   Driver Car  No. 1Brad Keselowski2No. 2Kevin Harvick4No. 3William Byron24No. 4Alex Bowman88No. 5Clint Bowyer14No. 6Chase Elliott9No. 7Austin Dillon3No. 8Ryan Blaney12No. 9Joey Logano22No. 10Paul Menard21No. 11Daniel Hemric8No. 12Jimmie Johnson48No. 13Daniel Suarez41No. 14Aric Almirola10No. 15Kurt Busch1No. 16 Denny Hamlin11No. 17Martin Truex Jr.19No. 18Erik Jones20No. 19 Kyle Larson42No. 20Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  17No. 21Matt Tifft36No. 22Ryan Newman6No. 23Ty Dillon13No. 24Kyle Busch18No. 25Michael McDowell34No. 26 David Ragan38No. 27Chris Buescher37No. 28 Bubba Wallace43No. 29 Matt DiBenedetto95No. 30Landon Cassill00No. 31Ryan Preece47No. 32Ross Chastain15No. 33 Corey LaJoie32No. 34Quin Houff27No. 35Austin Theriault52No. 36Cody Ware51No. 37Reed Sorenson77No. 38Spencer Boyd53What time does the Consumers Energy 400 start?The Consumers Energy 400 will take place Sunday, August 11. Live coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET.What channel is the GoBowling at The Glen on?The Consumers Energy 400 will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN. The race also can be live-streamed on the NBC Sports App or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. Brad Keselowski saved the best for last Friday — literally.Keselowski, who was the final driver to go out in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway, turned the fastest lap of the afternoon to claim the pole for Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400. The Team Penske driver, who hails from Rochester Hills, Michigan, about 100 miles away, is still seeking his first career win at his home-state track. He has six top-five finishes in 20 career races at the speedway.”We were really fast in practice … we picked up just enough to get our second pole here,” Keselowski told NBCSN. “Hopefully we can convert it into a win.”Kevin Harvick will start alongside Keselowski on the front row, with William Byron, Alex Bowman and Clint Bowyer rounding out the top five.The Consumers Energy 400 begins Sunday at 3 p.m. ET and will broadcast live on NBCSN. He posted a speed of 190.471 mph.Retweet to congratulate Brad @Keselowski on his NASCAR Cup Series POLE at Michigan.Full qualifying results» https://t.co/hAuffxCypz pic.twitter.com/0yRaDTXuPC— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) August 9, 2019It’s Keselowski’s second pole of the season and 16th of his career. Related Newslast_img read more

Giants set ugly season-high in blowout loss to Nationals

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. — A day after hitting a season-high three home runs en route to a series-opening win, the Giants allowed a new 2019 high of four in a loss to the Washington Nationals.Giants starter Jeff Samardzija surrendered a pair of homers in the first inning before reliever Travis Bergen let a close game get out of hand late by giving up two in the seventh in a 9-6 loss. Despite forcing the Nationals to use each of their top relievers in a four-run ninth-inning, the Giants dug too deep of …last_img

Another Thing to Worry About: Synthetic Biology

first_imgPhilip Ball is no alarmist, but as consultant editor of Nature,1 he had sobering words last week about things that could go wrong in the new field of synthetic biology, where scientists are tinkering with cells to create artificial life forms:The expanding toolbox of ways to re-engineer microbes – and even construct new ones – has opened up extraordinary possibilities for biomedical discovery and environmental engineering.  But it also carries potential dangers that could eclipse the concerns already raised about genetic engineering and nanotechnology.  If biologists are indeed on the threshold of synthesizing new life forms, the scope for abuse or inadvertent disaster could be huge.Humans are taking existing design to new levels.  “Synthetic biology,” Ball explains, is the logical corollary of the realization that cells, like mechanical or electronic devices, are exquisitely ‘designed’ – albeit by evolution rather than on the drawing board.  Their functions are enacted by circuits of interacting genes.”  But can we trust humans putting them back on the drawing board?  He gives some nightmare scenarios:Artificial disease:  “In a dramatic demonstration of the potential risks, virologist Eckard Wimmer at the State University of New York at Stony Brook announced in 2002 that his team had built live poliovirus from scratch using mail-order segments of DNA and a viral genome map that is freely available on the Internet.  The feat put a spotlight on the possibility that bioterrorists could create even more dangerous organisms – including Ebola, smallpox and anthrax – perhaps endowing them with resistance to antibiotics.”  Wimmer’s feat took three years, but last November, Craig Venter took only three weeks to concoct a virus that infects bacteria.  And soon, synthetic bacteria themselves may move from concept to reality.New living things:  “And researchers are getting close to determining the smallest set of genes necessary to support a living cell, which might make it possible to cook up new life forms.”New molecular machines:  “In a parallel development, other researchers have been tinkering with the building blocks of genes and proteins themselves.  Naturally occurring proteins are built from a standard set of 20 amino acids.  Although these are enough to produce protein chains with a staggering array of functions, expanding this repertoire might enable the design of biomolecules with new functions, such as protein-based drugs that resist being broken down in cells.”  Already, some 80 unconventional amino acids have been artificially incorporated into proteins.New genetic codes:  Steven Benner has gotten DNA to incorporate an unnatural base pair.  He said, “I suspect that, in five years or so, the artificial genetic systems that we have developed will be supporting an artificial life form that can reproduce, evolve, learn and respond to environmental change.  This will help define how life not of earthly origin might appear”.New circuitry:  “But building a new bacterial genome is not just a matter of chemistry – you have to design the circuitry too,” Ball says, and that’s just what some researchers are attempting. Bioterrorism:  “An unclassified report by the CIA released last November warned that synthetic biology could produce engineered agents ‘worse than any disease known to man’…,” he says.Unintentional Risks:  Probably riskier than bioterrorism is human errorism.  “It is much harder to anticipate the unintentional dangers of synthetic biology,” Ball says.  “For example, if new strains of bacteria were developed with unprecedented capabilities, how could they be kept under control?”  Even those that have been designed with built-in self-destruct mechanisms have apparently mutated around them.Unanticipated Risks:  “Yet as synthetic biology develops, it will be hard to anticipate all the possible problems, whether malevolent or inadvertent.”  How can we protect ourselves against the unknown, when the “repertoire over the coming decade is limitless”?In 1975, scientists held a summit at Asilomar, California, to “voluntarily forego” certain kinds of research on recombinant DNA, and institute “safety measures to prevent abuses of new techniques” that might go awry.  Is a new summit overdue?  There is some self-policing going on, but safety might be a casualty of the promise of great discoveries, carelessness, curiosity or the desire to be first.    In addition, the threat of bioterrorism is as real as the memories of 9/11.  Either by stealing materials or learning how to do it themselves, there are groups who would have no qualms about unleashing deadly agents that could not only resist our defenses, but turn out to be uncontainable.  Ball says that for the time being, safety protocols are “informal” because no one can properly understand the issues or assess the threats well enough to formalize any policies, let alone enforce them:Synthetic biology is now raising the bar.  Should limits be set on what is attempted?  If so, what should they be and how should they be enforced?  And what steps can be taken to ensure that a rogue organization, or even a state-sponsored bioweapons programme, does not use the technology to synthesize a dangerous microbe?Meanwhile, “into the unknown” march the researchers into this risky yet promising new field, with the public largely unaware of what is going on.  Ball ends his article with more apprehension than hope.  “Sooner or later, synthetic biology may find itself facing dangers that are far more than hypothetical.  As [bioterrorism expert George] Poste puts it: ‘Biology is poised to lose its innocence.’”1Philip Ball, “Synthetic biology: Starting from scratch,” Nature 431, 624 – 626 (07 October 2004); doi:10.1038/431624a.Would you trust a Darwinist, who can say with a straight face, “cells, like mechanical or electronic devices, are exquisitely ‘designed“ … by evolution” (Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week) to have any moral sense?  [Dumb Ideas.]  Would you trust an unethical scientist somewhere, with eyes on a Nobel prize, or winning a race against a competitor, or getting a big payoff from someone, to be overly concerned about safety, let alone ethics?  Big Science resists any political restraints on their work.  They like to think they can police themselves.   Most scientists are conscientious and ethical, but it just takes one that’s not, and these nightmare scenarios become tomorrow’s reality.  Only ethics based on loving God with all our heart and loving our neighbor as ourself will stand the test of time.    For those who trust God and his word, there is comfort commensurate to any threat, local or global (for example, read Psalms 144-147).  The reason for that comfort is the confidence that the Creator of the world is in control.  He understands DNA because He invented it.  Scientists might make a superbug that resists all our defenses, but God can – and will – override man’s worst.  He is not going to let the world that He formed to be inhabited (see Isaiah 45) be wiped out by man’s mistakes, and the future of this planet is in his hands.  That doesn’t mean we should stop fighting evil and working for peace and safety.  It does not mean we should forego pursuing good uses of science and technology, even though there is risk.  But no matter what comes, even if global terror threatens, our trust should be in the Lord, not in scientists, summits, national defense or human promises to be good.  There is only one reliable source of help for mankind.  “I will lift up my eyes to the hills– From whence comes my help?  My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth….The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.  The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore” (Psalm 121).(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more