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first_imgAside from supplying locals, restaurants and hotels, the small Isle of Skye Baking Company in Portree also sells at local food markets.It has experimented with a new specialist peri-peri sauce called African Volcano – the enterprise of the bakery owner Barry Hawthorne’s brother, Grant, who sells through street food markets. Aside from using the sauce as a condiment, it’s also integrated into the bread roll recipe.The roll is used to sandwich pulled pork, which chef Grant Hawthorne says “works quite beautifully and the flavours of peri-peri come through very well indeed in the bread – it reinforces the flavours”. His rolls recipe incorporates the medium-strength sauce at 8% of flour weight, with the rolls sprinkled with Maldon Sea Salt. Recipe: Pulled Pork on Peri Peri Bap (makes 20)IngredientsShoulder of pork, on the bone, skin removed – 6kgAfrican Volcano peri peri marinade (medium strength) – 240gMaldon salt to tasteReductionCola – 1LOrange juice – 1LDemerara sugar – 100gAfrican Volcano peri peri sauce (medium strength) – 240gMethod1. Marinate the boned and butterflied pork shoulder for four hours in the African Volcano peri peri marinade.2. Reduce the cola and orange by 50% and reserve to one side.3. Once the marinade session is complete, place in a deep baking tray and season liberally with Maldon salt.4. Place in a pre-heated oven (80˚C) for 16 hours (ideally leave this overnight), uncovered. Turn at least once.5. Raise the temperature to 100˚C and cook for a further 60 minutes.6. Remove the tray from the oven and increase the temperature to 180˚C. Drain the liquid from the tray into the reduction and mix thoroughly. Pour liberally over the cooked pork and return to the tray. Cover with foil and return to the oven. Cook for 45 minutes.7. Remove the tray from the oven and leave the shoulder to rest in the juices for 30 minutes. Drain and reserve the cooked shoulder on a drip tray.8. While it is cooling, use the two-fork method to shred or pull the cooked meat, as thought you would for a rillette. Remove any gristle and excess fat (leave some fat in for the reheating). Reserve to one side and allow to cool. Store in a fridge below 3˚C, covered and dated.9. Remove excess fat from the reduction mixture and separate both. Reserve both to one side for later use. Store in the fridge, below 3˚C.ServiceWhen reheating the pork, use some fat in the pan, add approximately 150g cooked weight of the pulled pork. Fry quickly and add some reduction to moisten.Serve in a peri-peri bap, with sliced tomato and gherkin.last_img read more

first_img Love Letters Alan Alda and Candice Bergen begin their limited run in the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters on November 9, taking over from Brian Dennehy and Carol Burnett. Directed by Gregory Mosher, the pair will appear at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through December 5. They will be followed by casts of stars in strictly limited engagements that include Anjelica Huston, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg and Martin Sheen. Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away? The production has also previously starred Mia Farrow. Keach and Rigg will play December 6 through January 9, 2015. Huston and Sheen will then play January 10 through February 15. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 View Commentslast_img read more

first_img We now know when two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Corey Cott will bring jitterbugging to Broadway! Directed and choreographed by Hamilton’s Andy Blankenbuehler, the previously reported transfer of the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Bandstand (they’ve dropped the “The” from the title) is scheduled to officially open on April 26, 2017 at a Shubert Theatre to be announced.Osnes and Cott will both reprise their roles in the new tuner. Set in the smoke filled, swing fueled night clubs of 1945, Bandstand brings the against-all-odds story of singer/songwriter Donny Novitski (Cott) and his band of mismatched fellow WWII veterans to the stage. When a national radio contest to find America’s next big swing band offers a chance at instant fame and Hollywood fortune, Donny must whip his wise-cracking gang of jazzers into fighting shape. Teaming up with the beautiful young war widow Julia (Osnes) as their singer, they struggle to confront the lingering effects and secrets of the battlefield that threaten to tear them apart. Playing for every voiceless underdog in a world that has left them behind, they risk everything in the final live broadcast to redefine the meaning of victory. With an explosive original score and choreography inspired by the high energy swing rhythms of the era, Bandstand is a truly American story of love, loss, triumph and the everyday men and women whose personal bravery defined a nation.Osnes was Tony nominated for Bonnie and Clyde and Cinderella; additional Broadway credits include Grease, South Pacific and Anything Goes. Cott has been seen on Broadway in Gigi and Newsies; screen credits include Madam Secretary, The Intern and The Teacher.With music by Richard Oberacker, and a book and lyrics by Oberacker and Robert Taylor, the original score is strongly influenced by authentic 1940s swing music, much of which is played onstage by the characters and band members.First preview date, exact venue and further casting will be revealed later. The Paper Mill company also included Tony winner Beth Leavel, Joe Carroll, Brandon J. Ellis, James Nathan Hopkins, Geoff Packard and Joey Pero. Laura Osnes View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 17, 2017 Related Showscenter_img Laura Osnes and Corey Cott in ‘Bandstand'(Photo: Jerry Dalia) Bandstand Star Fileslast_img read more

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Kjoller Jeff has extensive experience in branding, art direction and graphic design, having served employers and clients in a creative capacity for more than twenty-five years. After graduating from the University … Web: www.loudthought.biz Details Names mean things. Words mean things. And in a world where the only sure thing seems like constant change, sometimes the names of corporate entities have to change to keep up with the times. Famous examples of this include Nissan (called Datsun in the United States until the early 1980s), Xerox (known as The Haloid Company) and IBM (previously known as the hilariously-lengthy Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company).In each of these examples, to some degree, the original name of the company simply got in the way of success. Therefore, a change had to be made. The same concept applies with credit union names. In order for a credit union name to work, to click, to resonate in the minds and hearts of consumers, it must have three things — meaning, purpose and longevity. Without any of those three legs, the new name of any financial institution is likely to fall flat on its face.What are some reasons why your credit union might want to look at changing its name? Consider the following scenarios.Loss of a single-sponsor membership pool. This often happens when a credit union that has served a single sponsor employer (such as a large local plant or other manufacturing facility) suddenly finds itself without said sponsor. It could be that the sponsor was bought-out, changed management or simply went out of business. Regardless, the credit union now finds itself in the lurch and has an albatross around his neck in the form of a dead-weight name. A profound example of this is Enron Credit Union, which survived that entire messy Enron debacle in part with the name change (to StarTrust FCU) that was as much necessary as it was practical.Lack of uniqueness or clarity in a crowded market. Every marketplace is now crowded with financial service providers. It’s just a fact of life in this day and age. The struggle here becomes when a credit union sports a name that simply doesn’t stand out. Sometimes it is geographically linked (such as lots of businesses using the word “Northeast” in their names simply because the market is in the northeast part of the state). Or it could be that your credit union simply has a blah and boring name (really, who would remember something as unremarkable as the fictitious “Central Credit Union” if fifty other businesses in that area have the word “central” in them?).Charter change. Here’s an example of the change coming from within. If your credit union is changing its charter from federal to state or from single-sponsored to community, you’ll probably want to consider a name change. In this case, the scope of the membership you are now trying to attract is so dramatically different, a new name may serve you better in your quest for new members. And if it’s a change from federal to stay charter, you’re going to have to change and drop the word “federal” from your name as it is. This could be a prime opportunity for you to look at an entirely new identity for your new charter.Merger or acquisition. This one is somewhat of a “gimme.” If your credit union acquires another or is acquired by another you are simply no longer the same animal. A great deal of thought must go into which of the two is larger (both in terms of membership and total assets) and in which direction the least amount of political fallout lies. There are times when the larger of the two in an acquisition situation simply retains its original name (or some slightly modified version of it). While the set of variables at play here is large, the thought process remains the same — a name change may be in the best interest of your credit union after a merger or acquisition.Legal challenge. This probably happens the least often, and comes in the form of the dreaded “cease and desist” letter in the mail. An example of this is Erie General Electric FCU which changed its name to Widget Financial after receiving letters from GE corporate attorneys demanding that they stop using the GE name and associated markings.Any way you slice it, the name change process is an enormously lengthy, detailed and labor-intensive process for any credit union. Factors in the name change process include the name development, trademarks (and a host of other super-fun legal stuff), logo development and brand application. It is also critical that your entire staff buy-in to the new name and promote the revised brand enthusiastically to members, potential members and the community at large. Most credit unions opt to seek the services of an experienced and qualified partner to assist them in the name change process.Jeff Kjoller has extensive experience in branding, art direction and graphic design, having served employers and clients in a creative capacity for more than twenty-five years. After graduating from the University of North Texas with a BFA in Communication Design, Jeff began his career at Nortel Networks where he managed the design and production of marketing materials used by the wireless division’s sales and training team. After 10 years with Nortel Networks, Jeff joined Beckett Publications as Creative Director in 1999 and was responsible for the design and production of six monthly magazines. His staff of over twenty employees designed and produced all of the collectible magazines to support the various collectible fields. In 2004, Jeff became Creative Director at Texans Credit Union, the third largest credit union in Texas with assets exceeding $1.7 billion. He served in this role for more than eight years, overseeing all marketing materials and corporate communications. He became a Principal at Loudthought in 2010.last_img read more

first_img17 November 2011The Oxford Business Group, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has launched a nine-month study that is expected to provide unique insight into the workings of South Africa’s economy.“The Report: South Africa 2012”, to be released next year, will also explore investment opportunities within South Africa’s borders.Its conclusions would “accurately capture the dynamics of Africa’s most vibrant economy and help to brand South Africa as a destination for investment in business,” DTI chief director for international trade Brendan Vickers said at the launch of the study in Johannesburg on Wednesday.The DTI noted that although South Africa had made great strides since achieving democracy in 1994, the country was still grappling with poverty and unemployment. Addressing this would require extensive knowledge, not just of the South African market but of other developing countries as well.“We are pleased to support the launch of the report, based on an appreciation of the role OBG plays in accurately and thoroughly educating both the domestic and international investment communities of both the challenges and opportunities of doing business in emerging markets,” Vickers said.The study will see dedicated researchers visiting and conducting interviews with key players in the various sectors of South Africa’s economy.The Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm that publishes economic intelligence on markets in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, among others.This will be OBG’s third report on South Africa, which will now be conducted annually. The research will be wholly funded by the OBG.OBG regional editor Robert Tshima described the South African market as a dynamic market worthy of research, as was evident from the country’s well capitalized banks, among others.The OBG is hoping to meet with up to five organisations per day to discuss how they perceive the particular sector they are in. Interactions will be both with the public and private sector.BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgAs the iPad 2 wraps up its launch weekend, it sounds like analysts are revising their predictions about this being a successful launch to this being a very successful launch. No sales figures are in, although Apple was anticipated to sell half a million iPad 2s this weekend.But the good news for Apple isn’t just in the strong sales. It’s who’s buying these tablets. According to a survey of those in line for the iPad 2, researchers at Piper Jaffray found that 70% of customers were new to the iPad — they weren’t owners of the first generation device.That’s a notable figure as launch weekends are often driven by early adopters and those seeking upgrades. At the launch of the iPhone 4 last year, for example, just 23% of buyers were new to the iPhone platform.New to the iPad, But Not New to iOSThe survey was based on a poll of 236 people in line for the iPad 2. Of those, 47% said they were buying a 3G model. 41% said they were buying the 32 GB model, up from 32% who bought that capacity of the first iPad. Although many of these customers were new to the iPad, most were already owned Apple products. 65% said they owned an iPhone.According to Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster, the research firm says they’re sticking with their estimates for a launch weekend with sales of 400,000 to 500,000 iPads 2s. That number is, of course, limited by stock not just by demand, as the iPad 2 sold out in most retail locations and online orders say they’ll now ship in 3-4 weeks.Will A Strong Launch Weekend Make This The Year of The iPad 2?Munster had forecast sales of 5.5 million iPads in the March quarter, and he now says he thinks those numbers are “likely conservative” based on the strong demand for the iPad 2. Analysts were more than just conservative with their early estimates on the sales of the first generation iPad, and many predicted that the device would only move a few million units. Apple sold 14 million.The new iPad is thinner and lighter and it boasts two cameras. It’s not a substantial upgrade, and if you own an iPad already you might really weigh whether it’s worth buying a new one. But if the Piper Jaffray figures hold true, it seems as though Apple has had a far bigger success on its hands by convincing new consumers to stand in line this weekend to buy an iPad 2. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Apple#web audrey watterscenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

first_imgClose on the heels of Supreme Court questioning the tardy pace of trial in a case involving self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, the district administration has bolstered the security of the rape victim here.“Two more security personnel have been deployed at the residence of the rape victim and now half a dozen police personnel, including a lady constable, will remain on duty,” Superintendent of Police K.B. Singh said.last_img