Gallery: Highlights from the Cake & Bake Show 2017

first_imgThe Cake & Bake Show hit London’s ExCeL this weekend (6-8 October) showcasing the UK’s baking industry with celebrity experts, Bake Off alumni and sugar craft demonstrations. The show also included a ‘Best of British’ Cake Competition, with themes ranging from food and drink to famous landmarks, monarchs, their pets and even literary classics. Other beautiful creations were displayed in the sugar craft area. Here are some of the highlights: Cake & Bake ShowGod Save the Queen, Becky Graham: This stunning bust of Queen Victoria, complete with Liquorice Allsorts necklace, won Best in Show in the Cake Competition.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Best of British Children’s Literature, Piccy Biccy: Harry Potter to Peter Pan, Robinson Crusoe to The Tale of Peter Rabbit, there’s so much British literature to celebrate. These chocolate cupcakes, complete with hand-painted biscuits, do just that. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Seaside Queen, Zoe Burmester: Celebrating the good ol’ days, this busty seaside queen, complete with giant Mr Whippy, won the main cake competition.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Zombie Cake: This horror-themed cake has blood, sweat and beautiful tiers. With impressively realistic blood, this zombie cake is sure to be a winner at any Halloween party. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17The British Seaside, Sophie Ramsden: Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside! This cake celebrates everything Brighton has to offer, from colourful beach huts to beautiful pebble beaches and, of course, the chip-stealing seagulls. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Lest We Forget, Rebecca Spickett & Frances Johns: This stunning cake, featuring sugar craft and hand-painted back drops, pays tribute to those who fought in the Great War.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Putting the ‘eat’ in Great Britain, Sebastian Wild Cakes: Yes, this incredibly realistic picnic lunch is, in fact, a cake. It features British favourites such as a cheese and pickle sandwich, crisps and a gala pie.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 620camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Best of British Food, Caroline Ribeiro de Barro Laite: From picnic favourites to all-round favourites, these cupcakes showcase fish ‘n chips, hot cross buns, steak and kidney pudding and a fry-up.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 619camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Shar peis: These lovable wrinkly pups don’t need walking and won’t dig up your garden. That’s because they’re 100% edible. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Best of British, Lynette Bright: This London-centric cake celebrates the British institution that is Wimbledon, with a nod to landmarks such as the London Eye and Tower Bridge, plus the monarchy.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 569width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17……Cake & Bake ShowGod Save the Queen, Becky Graham: This stunning bust of Queen Victoria, complete with Liquorice Allsorts necklace, won Best in Show in the Cake Competition.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Best of British Children’s Literature, Piccy Biccy: Harry Potter to Peter Pan, Robinson Crusoe to The Tale of Peter Rabbit, there’s so much British literature to celebrate. These chocolate cupcakes, complete with hand-painted biscuits, do just that. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Seaside Queen, Zoe Burmester: Celebrating the good ol’ days, this busty seaside queen, complete with giant Mr Whippy, won the main cake competition.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Zombie Cake: This horror-themed cake has blood, sweat and beautiful tiers. With impressively realistic blood, this zombie cake is sure to be a winner at any Halloween party. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17The British Seaside, Sophie Ramsden: Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside! This cake celebrates everything Brighton has to offer, from colourful beach huts to beautiful pebble beaches and, of course, the chip-stealing seagulls. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Lest We Forget, Rebecca Spickett & Frances Johns: This stunning cake, featuring sugar craft and hand-painted back drops, pays tribute to those who fought in the Great War.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Putting the ‘eat’ in Great Britain, Sebastian Wild Cakes: Yes, this incredibly realistic picnic lunch is, in fact, a cake. It features British favourites such as a cheese and pickle sandwich, crisps and a gala pie.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 620camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Best of British Food, Caroline Ribeiro de Barro Laite: From picnic favourites to all-round favourites, these cupcakes showcase fish ‘n chips, hot cross buns, steak and kidney pudding and a fry-up.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 619camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Shar peis: These lovable wrinkly pups don’t need walking and won’t dig up your garden. That’s because they’re 100% edible. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Best of British, Lynette Bright: This London-centric cake celebrates the British institution that is Wimbledon, with a nod to landmarks such as the London Eye and Tower Bridge, plus the monarchy.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 569width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17last_img read more

Watch Queen’s Iconic Show At Live Aid & The Same Scene From ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Side By Side [Video]

first_imgNew Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has been generating plenty of media buzz since its release. It’s well on its way to breaking long-held box office records and shows no signs of slowing down after premiering on November 2nd to a more-than-$50M opening weekend.While Bohemian Rhapsody continues to virtually print cash at movie theaters around the world, plenty of critics have decried the film for its often chronologically-inaccurate depiction of Freddie Mercury‘s defining moments as well as the troublesome manner in which it depicts Mercury’s exploration of his sexuality. One of the biggest timeline misses in the film is its portrayal of the events surrounding Queen’s legendary performance at Live Aid in 1985. In Bohemian Rhapsody, Freddie Mercury learns of his HIV status just before Live Aid, adding a layer of subtext and emotion to the climactic performance in the film. In real life, Mercury wasn’t aware he was HIV positive until two years later. And that just cracks the surface of the problems of misrepresentation in the film.However, despite the narrative license taken with the events surrounding Live Aid, their depiction of the concert itself and, in particular, Rami Malek‘s recreation of Mercury’s performance are uncannily accurate. In a clip shared on YouTube you can see the original footage of Mercury performing “Radio Ga Ga” at Live Aid (“the real life”) side-by-side with Malek’s portrayal of the performance in Bohemian Rhapsody (“just fantasy”). It’s movie fun at its best, however you might feel about the film as a whole.Queen/Bohemian Rhapsody – Live Aid 1985 – Side By SideBohemian Rhapsody Trailer[Video: 20th Century Fox]…and since we know you’re thinking about it now, and there’s truly never a bad time to watch it, here’s a high-quality video of Queen’s full Live Aid 1985 performance without Rami on split-screen. Enjoy!Queen – Live Aid 1985 – Wembley Stadium – London, U.Klast_img read more

Mourning that vexes the future

first_imgThe loss of a loved one is an especially painful and disruptive event. A study by Harvard researchers shows that, for a small number of people, the sorrow that comes with the death of a spouse or partner can lead to problems not only in remembering the past, but also in imagining the future.As described in a paper published last month in Clinical Psychological Science, Professor of Psychology Richard McNally and clinical psychology graduate student Don Robinaugh found that while people suffering from complicated grief — a syndrome marked by intense, debilitating emotional distress and yearning for a lost loved one — had difficulty envisioning specific future events, those problems disappeared when they were asked to imagine an alternate future that included their lost loved one.“When someone loses a spouse, they lose not just the person they spend every day with, but the person they’re planning on spending the next 40 years or more with. So they’re losing all those events they imagined in their future — the birth of their first grandchild, the day they celebrate their retirement together, or their 50th wedding anniversary,” Robinaugh said.“Our sense is that people with complicated grief continue to imagine those events. They continue to picture what their life would have been, and they deeply yearn for that counterfactual future,” he said. “It’s a future that’s no longer possible. But it’s one they still strongly, strongly desire, so when we ask them to imagine these events, they are readily able to do so. In contrast, they have a much more difficult time when we ask them to imagine their future without the deceased.”To get at questions of how complicated grief might affect people’s ability to recall the past and envision what’s to come, Robinaugh and McNally recruited nearly three dozen volunteers, all of whom had lost a spouse or partner in the last one to three years, and identified more than a dozen who were suffering from complicated grief.All the study participants were then asked them to perform what researchers call an “autobiographical memory task.”Developed in the 1980s as a way to probe how conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder affect memory, the test asks subjects to recall specific memories based on certain keywords. As an example, Robinaugh said, researchers might start with the keyword “happy” and ask people to recall a time when they felt that way.“People who suffer from depression or post-traumatic stress disorder have a difficult time recalling specific memories on this task,” Robinaugh said. “If we ask them to describe a specific time when they felt happy, they may say they’re happy when they watch TV, or they were happy last year, as opposed to describing a specific event like the day their daughter was born, or when their son graduated high school.”When researchers at the University of Cambridge administered the test to patients with complicated grief, they uncovered a surprising result. When asked for memories from their own lives, people suffering from complicated grief struggled, but when asked to recall events from the life of their lost loved one, they performed significantly better.“We wanted to see if those findings would extend to how people thought about the future. One of the major clinical features of complicated grief is a sense the future is hopeless or empty, suggesting they may have difficulty imaging their future,” Robinaugh said. “In addition, there has been a great deal of work by professors Daniel Schacter, Randy Buckner, and others demonstrating that people’s ability to think about the past is very closely related to their ability to think about the future.”In the study devised by Robinaugh and McNally, participants were asked to perform two versions of the test. In the first, they imagined specific events that might happen in the future, while the second asked them to imagine events that might have occurred in the future if their loved one had not died.“When imagining events that included their loved one, patients typically described landmark life events,” Robinaugh said. “They would say things like, we would be happy when our first child is born, when we’re celebrating the day I retire, or when we finally buy our dream house. For people with complicated grief, these events with their loved ones were much easier to imagine than were events that could at this point realistically occur in their future.”Researchers also tested patients’ ability to recall the past by asking them to relate a memory in which a lost loved one was present, and another in which he or she was not. As in previous studies, Robinaugh said, those suffering from complicated grief performed better when recalling an incident that included the deceased.“We are just scratching the surface in terms of our understanding of this deficit in the ability to imagine the future,” Robinaugh said, “but we hope that helping people with complicated grief to better imagine their future will have some therapeutic benefit.“Even years after the loss, people with complicated grief maintain an identity that’s very closely entwined with the deceased,” he said. “Their life becomes very constricted. They don’t want to go out because they worry something might remind them of the loss and consequently trigger a lot of painful emotion. They often don’t want to become emotional in front of other people, so they stop seeing friends and family members.“This process of imagining the future can open things up,” he added. “It allows them to think about what their life might look like, and the things that might, at some point, make them happy, or that might give them a sense of meaning and purpose.”last_img read more

Dell Technologies Set to Drive 5G Transformation

first_imgDon’t blink – yes, you read the headline correctly. But just to clarify, we’re not announcing our intention to compete with industry telecom giants like Ericsson, Samsung and Nokia.Connected everything revolutionOf course, it is an exciting, brand new foundational architecture for the telecom world, but for Dell Technologies, 5G is far more than just a telecom play. We believe it will deliver massive transformational change across all businesses and societies. As a leader in digital transformation, Dell Technologies will help define the underlying infrastructure technology. In other words, we will provide the rocket fuel to power and drive the 5G network revolution, the “connected everything” revolution.Science fiction comes trueWhy is 5G such a pivotal development? As my colleague, Mehdi Sif recently mentioned on this blog, we are anticipating “a new wave of emerging 5G, edge computing, and IoT applications.” 5G will spawn new business models that will see billions of devices consuming and generating data like never before. What used to be imagined in science fiction movies—flying autonomous drones, driverless cars and planes, machine-to-machine interactions, seamless communication around the globe—is quickly becoming our new reality.Smart factories and smart citiesMeanwhile, existing industries will be able to work smarter. For critical applications, manufacturers currently use fixed-line networks to ensure high bandwidth, connection density, low latency and high reliability. In contrast, mobile 5G technology will enable smart, interconnected factories, allowing manufacturers to more quickly and cost effectively exchange huge volumes of data as well as deploy artificial intelligence (AI) and automation solutions to help make the industry more competitive.The same goes for smart cities. As many IoT sensors monitoring conditions like air quality and traffic control are likely to be located in difficult-to-reach, often dangerous places, 5G wireless connectivity will allow for more flexible design and on-the-fly reconfiguration.Network architecture redesignIn turn, all these intelligent applications will generate a slew of new requirements—latency, bandwidth, capacity, coverage, storage, real-time data—which means that the industry will need to completely redesign the entire end-to-end network architecture. The current equipment model for telecom networks will not scale up to 100 times the number of users plus 100 times the volume of data.Data is everythingThis dynamic will force massive transformation across the mobile platform and, as Tom Burns recently outlined on this blog, will require Digital Transformation, IT Transformation, Workforce Transformation, and Security Transformation. We will see new architectural, technical, operational, deployment and support models emerge, all demanding higher speeds and agility at lower cost. Everything will be driven by data and the need to capture, process and react network data in real-time. The result? A massive increase in computing at the Edge, coupled with AI and machine learning.Next gen OEM solutions5G will also be the first end-to-end architecture that is fully software defined, from the radio through the core. As the world’s essential infrastructure company, Dell Technologies has successfully mastered software-defined in the data center. And, as the #1 OEM Solutions provider[1], we are best positioned to deliver the next generation of solutions and support for our telecom partners to extend this concept all the way to the Edge.We’ve got all the necessary assets: off-the-shelf commercial infrastructure, high-touch engineering, expertise with telecom solutions, ability to customize, the right partners, plus our world-class global support and supply chain. In fact, the OEM approach—especially the hybrid model—is particularly suited for network transformation. In this scenario, the end customer can purchase the infrastructure directly from Dell EMC OEM, based on a detailed specification—effectively a bill of materials—provided by the OEM partner. From an end customer perspective, this has all the advantages of direct procurement, but with the expert input and validation of the OEM partner.A journey not a sprintThis transformation will not be an overnight sprint or simple upgrade to 5G; think rather a gradual journey towards complete architectural evolution. Dell EMC OEM is already engaged with leading service providers, network and technology vendors, as well as industry standardization bodies. For example, at Mobile World Congress, we’re announcing a validation lab that will showcase how we can integrate third-party applications to develop end-to-end communication solutions.Time to re-engineer your architecture & partnership modelIn summary, my key message to service providers and equipment manufacturers is that hardware and software re-architecture is now critical; the network has to evolve to address these dramatically changing needs. With all these foundational changes happening, you also need to rethink your partnership and procurement models. We can help!What’s your take on 5G? We’d love to meet you at Mobile World Congress. Come meet the team and discuss the opportunity at Hall 3 Stand 3M11.Read our white paper on the 5G opportunityLearn more about Dell EMC OEM Telecom SolutionsLearn more about next gen solutions from Dell EMC OEMJoin our LinkedIn OEM & IoT Solutions Showcase page Keep in touch. Follow us on Twitter @DellEMCOEM and @BryanEJones[1] OEM Global Share based on 2016 Dollar Volume Shipments, VDC Researchlast_img read more

Notre Dame E2E group develops novel housing solution for Haiti

first_imgIn response to the 2010 earthquake, members of the Notre Dame engineering department formed “Engineering2Empower,” or E2E, a housing initiative with the goal of designing safe and affordable houses that Haitian families can buy from Haitian businesses.Following a investigatory mission to Haiti in March 2010, Notre Dame faculty members Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Alexandros Taflanidis, with graduate student Dustin Mix, created the group, which works with local families and builders to meet specific housing needs.“It was possible to just write a [reconnaissance] report and let that be the end of it,” Mix, current in-country director of E2E, said. “Or we could try and go the long road and actually do something about what we saw.”Kijewski-Correa, associate professor of engineering, said the group felt a stronger call to help the people of Haiti rather than simply analyze and evaluate the problems facing their community.“Many other groups did the recon and left,” Kijewski-Correa said.  “We didn’t leave. We all became engineers to serve society in some way, and these were the populations that were really faceless and voiceless.“We weren’t going to just study the problem. We were going to try and solve it.”An estimated 1.3 million Haitian people were left homeless after the earthquake, primarily because of the poor quality of Haitian home construction, according to a University press release.“Lasting solutions to infrastructure problems in the developing world can only be established through true and bold innovations that can build capacity and empower the local population,” E2E’s website states. “Failure to do so … can ultimately perpetuate the dependence on foreign aid.”Taflanidis, associate professor of engineering, said foreign aid is a part of the solution for Haiti but not a full remedy.“The aid is needed, but it doesn’t solve the problem,” Taflanidis said. “It just puts a patch over it. Now, four years later, we’re seeing Haitians starting to build their homes in exactly the same ways they were building before.”At the end of last semester, Notre Dame graduate and undergraduate students constructed two prototypes of the Haitian home designs on campus. These prototypes are showcased at the E2E Expo Open Houses before home football games.“The design we are promoting is a concrete frame with panels,” Taflanidis said. “At Notre Dame, we tried to replicate the conditions in Haiti by having our undergrads, untrained and unskilled laborers, make and install the panels.”According to E2E’s website, an estimated 600 thousand Haitian homes still need to be reconstructed due to damage from the earthquake.“As much as I would love to build 600 thousand homes, I am equally honored to build 10 homes that are built in a way that will still be used 10 years from now and will have long term sustainable impacts,” Kijewski-Correa said.Mix said E2E worked with a Haitian family to build the first demonstration home in the city of Léogâne in 2014. E2E plans to construct five more demonstration homes with financially eligible Haitian families throughout 2015.“This could be a 10- or 15-year process because we’re not just building houses,” Mix said. “We’re helping to create a housing market in Haiti with the ultimate goal of empowering and being able to step back and leave everything in the hands of the Haitians.”Kijewski-Correa said Notre Dame and its community could play a vital role in continuing E2E’s work in Haiti.“We’re taking things one house at a time,” she said.  “All we hope for now is that alumni and students will hear the story and join us in this opportunity for change, in what I feel like is Notre Dame’s unique responsibility in the world.”Tags: College of Engineering, E2E, engineering, Engineering2Empower, Haiti, houseslast_img read more

Talks on the Cherokee People at Brasstown Bald this Summer

first_imgFor more information on Mr. Warren, visit www.medicinebow.net, and check out his books at www.secretsoftheforestbook.com.  More on the Location: Join Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Assosication in America at Brasstown Bald for summer talks on the Cherokee people and their incredible history with author Mark Warren! Mr. Warren owns and runs Medicine Bow Wilderness School in the southern Appalachians and has taught survival courses to thousands of schools and groups all over the southeast for the past 45 years. He has also written extensively for such magazines as Mother Earth News, Blue Ridge Highlander, and Georgia Backroads.  Brasstown Bald is a location that CFAIA manages for the U.S. Forest Service, near Hiawassee, GA.  It is the highest point in Georgia. The address is 2941 Highway 180 Spur, Hiawassee, GA 30546  June 26 at 11:00 am – The Ancient Ways of the Cherokee July 27 at 1:00 pm – The Cherokee of Southern Appalachia August 15 at 11:00 am – The Ancient Ways of the Cherokee The calendar of talks by Mr. Warren will be:last_img read more

The Masters: Tiger Woods still believes he can contend for sixth win at Augusta | Golf News

first_imgTiger Woods is bidding to match Jack Nicklaus' six Masters wins
Tiger Woods is bidding to match Jack Nicklaus' six Masters wins

Franklin County awarded safety grant

first_imgBrookville, In. — The Indiana Public Employers’ Plan, Inc. (IPEP) is excited to announce Franklin County as a recipient of its 2019 safety grant award. IPEP is proud to partner with Joe Copeland, Franklin County Highway Engineer, and Ryan Hartzler, Patriot Insurance, to maximize opportunities to promote a safe work environment and assist with stretching their risk management resources.The grant funds will be used to purchase safety equipment or safety training programs that will reduce or limit workers’ compensation exposure.IPEP was created in 1989 as a risk-sharing pool for public entities, as a response to the need for public employers to find affordable workers’ compensation coverage.last_img read more

Cheapest season ticket for West Ham

first_img Should other clubs rise to Clarke’s challenge, they will need to reduce their prices from those announced for next season. Stoke are advertising an “early bird” deal for 2015-16 at £294 while adult fans in the uppermost section of Manchester City’s South Stand will be able to pay as little as £299. West Brom are the one Premier League team still to announce season ticket prices for next season. This season saw prices frozen for the third season running, with the cheapest adult pass priced at £349. Adult season tickets in Bands 1 and 2 will drop slightly for 2016-17, to £899 and £799 respectively, while Bands 3 and 4 will drop around a quarter to £599 and £499. Disabled season tickets will also be cut, with places in Band 4 down around 45 per cent to £250. Vice-Chairman Karren Brady told whufc.com: “We have always said that the move to our magnificent new stadium would be a game changer for West Ham: a chance to increase revenue, invest in the team and improve our performance on the pitch, but crucially without putting an extra financial burden on the supporters who already come to watch every home match. “Today’s announcement proves that we have kept our promise.” The announcement was welcomed by Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters’ Federation. Clarke said: “The FSF strongly believes that top-flight clubs should use their newly-signed media deal to cut ticket prices for both home and away supporters. “We hope that other clubs follow suit and reduce ticket prices across the board, as West Ham United have done. “West Ham United have thrown down the gauntlet to other clubs – who can offer the cheapest season ticket prices in the top-flight?” Press Association West Ham will introduce the cheapest adult season ticket in the Premier League when they move to the Olympic Stadium for the 2016-17 season. While there will be a small rise in prices for next season, the Hammers’ last at Upton Park, they will fall significantly with the move to the club’s new 54,000-capacity home – which coincides with the start of the Premier League’s lucrative new television deal. Changes will include a new Band 5 season ticket costing £289, the equivalent of £15.20 per game, and an under-16 season ticket priced at £99. last_img read more