Tough new media law only needs president’s signature

first_img Follow the news on Belarus News June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further News Once signed into law by the president, it will come into effect six months after being published in the official newspaper. The European Commission on 1st July condemned the adoption of the law by the Belarus Parliament. External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said, “”I deplore the adoption by Belarus parliament of a new media law that will further restrict the freedom of the press in Belarus. Freedom of the press is an essential element of democracy and I urge the Belarusian authorities to remedy this situation ahead of the parliamentary elections of 28 September.”Reporters Without Borders joined Article 19 on 24 June in sending a letter to the president of Belarus and the council of minister to express deep anxiety about this new law.For more information BelarusEurope – Central Asia BelarusEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information May 27, 2021 Find out more News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Organisation Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown July 3, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tough new media law only needs president’s signature News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today voiced fears about a tough new media law in Belarus that is only waiting for President Alexander Lukachenko’s signature to come into force.The restrictive new law was approved on 28 June by a near unanimous 48 votes to one by the Belarus Council of the Republic (the upper chamber of the National Assembly) after being adopted at the first and second reading in the lower house.“We repeat our deep concern about the deterioration in press freedom in Belarus. We urge President Lukachenko to reject this new law which steps up the already strong pressure on the press in Belarus”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.The new law will force all media to undergo a new registration process, provides for stricter state control of online publications and simplifies official closure of a media. Reporters Without Borders already spelled out the reasons for its concern in a release on 19 June. The adoption of the first and second readings of the law prompted numerous protests within Belarus but also internationally and the Belarus Association of Journalists (BAJ) put forward amendments to the draft law. Five of their 30 suggestions were taken into account but the “most contentious parts stayed in” said BAJ. May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

Two dailies suspended in new attack on reformist press

first_img News News March 18, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News June 9, 2021 Find out more July 19, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two dailies suspended in new attack on reformist press It said the shutdown of the dailies was an example of the Òdeplorable blackmail used by IranÕs so-called system of justiceÓ and Òthe determination of the regimeÕs hardliners to silence any source of independent information, especially during the sham trial of the alleged killer of Canadian-Iranian journalist Zahra Kazemi.Ó Vaghayeh ettefaghieh was suspended indefinitely on 17 July for Òanti-regime propaganda,Ó publishing Òfalse newsÓ and Òinsulting the Supreme Guide.Ó The paper, largely staffed by journalists from the reformist daily Yas-e no, which was suspended on 18 February on the eve of parliamentary elections, has sharply criticised the hardliners and the new parliament dominated by their supporters. Jomhouriat, a new paper which has only published 12 issues, was suspended on 18 July for the same reasons, a few days after publisher Javad Khorami Moaghadam had been summoned by the hardline Teheran prosecutor, Said Mortazavi, who demanded in vain that he sack the paperÕs editor, Emadoldin Baghi. Baghi, who the authorities frequently summon in an effort to silence him, was given a yearÕs suspended prison sentence on 4 December last year by the Teheran revolutionary court, which cited no reason for the punishment. He was sentenced to three years in prison on 23 October 2000 for Òundermining national securityÓ and Òputting out false news.Ó Since his release on 6 February 2003, he has been an active human rights campaigner, attacking in the reformist press freedom of expression violations and setting up an organisation to defend political prisoners. On 15 July, Jomhouriat had begun publishing the general introduction of the latest Reporters Without Borders annual report.The monthly Aftab was suspended on 11 July for Òinsulting the Supreme GuideÓ and putting out Òfalse news.Ó It has been published since 2000 by a group of writers and intellectuals and editor Issa Sahakhiz, was arrested in 2003 for Òpropaganda against the regime.Ó Organisation Follow the news on Iran RSF_en Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists to go further Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned as ÒunacceptableÓ the Iranian regimeÕs suspension of two leading reformist daily newspapers Ð Vaghayeh Ettefaghieh and Jomhouriat Ð as well as the monthly Aftab and said the moves appeared to herald a new wave of repression. It called for the suspensions to be lifted at once. News February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Mc Conalogue welcomes promotion to FF Education Spokesperson

first_img Previous articleFarmers seeking recognition of effects of adverse weatherNext articleGilmore to meet with Mauritian ambassador over photos News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Pinterest Fianna Fail’s new Education Spokesperson says he’ll be ensuring the plight of schools in Donegal is highlighted in Leinster House.Donegal North East Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue was previously the party’s Spokesperson on Children.Deputy Mc Conalogue says having spent the weekend reading up on his new brief, he’s looking forward to shadowing Minister Ruari Quinn in the Dail and holding him to account………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/charl830.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – July 16, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Mc Conalogue welcomes promotion to FF Education Spokesperson Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Private Schools That Offer Online Classes May Charge Tuition Fee: Uttarakhand HC Upholds Govt Order; SLP In SC Withdrawn

first_imgTop StoriesPrivate Schools That Offer Online Classes May Charge Tuition Fee: Uttarakhand HC Upholds Govt Order; SLP In SC Withdrawn Akshita Saxena9 July 2020 7:10 AMShare This – xThe Principals Progressive Schools Association on Monday withdrew its petition challenging an order of the Uttarakhand High Court restraining private schools in the state from demanding tuition fees from parents amid the COVID situation, before the Supreme Court. The development comes in the backdrop of a recent order of the Uttarakhand High Court dated July 3, 2020, whereby it refused…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Principals Progressive Schools Association on Monday withdrew its petition challenging an order of the Uttarakhand High Court restraining private schools in the state from demanding tuition fees from parents amid the COVID situation, before the Supreme Court. The development comes in the backdrop of a recent order of the Uttarakhand High Court dated July 3, 2020, whereby it refused to interfere with a Government order permitting those schools, that offer online classes, to charge tution fee from students. “The special leave petitions are allowed to be withdrawn in view of the fact that the matter has been finally disposed of by the High Court. The State Government has also issued an order in pursuance of the order of the High Court,” the SC bench comprised by Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice R. Subhash Reddy and Justice AS Bopanna thus observed. Backdrop The controversy regarding payment of school fee during the lockdown finds its genesis in a May 12 order of the High Court whereby a bench of Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice RC Khulbe ordered, “It is only those students, who are able to access the online course being offered by the private educational institutions, who would be required to pay the tuition fee, if they choose to do so. Children, who do not have access to the online course, cannot be asked to pay the tuition fee.” Also Read: School Fee Waiver Amid Lockdown : How Various High Courts Dealt With The Issue? This order came to be challenged before the Supreme Court on various grounds including: making payment of fee optional, directly impinges upon the fundamental right under Article 19(1)(g) of the Petitioner School;non-payment of school fees will be fatal for schools as they have been obligated to regularly pay monthly salaries to its Staff-members;students’ attendance in online classes were 100% but only 10% students were paying the fees. During the pendency of these proceedings, the Uttarakhand Government issued an administrative order dated June 22, providing that those private schools, which conduct online and virtual classes, are permitted, during the subsistence of this lockdown, to charge tuition fees, and they are prohibited from taking any other fees. The said order also requires the schools to consider granting extension of time for payment of tuition fees to such of those parents who are not in a position to pay the tuition fees. The order further provided, where extra subjects are taught online, the private schools are permitted to charge tuition fees as permitted earlier and it has prohibited private schools from increasing the tuition fees during the academic session 2020-21. The order became a subject matter of challenge in fresh writ proceedings before the High Court, whereby the same division bench which put a restraint on demanding tution fee, observed, “we see no reason to interfere with the guidelines issued in G.O.” However, the bench was of the opinion that a mechanism should have been put in place, by the State Government, to ensure that complaints, from parents in this regard, are inquired into, and action is taken thereafter. On this note it held, “While we see no reason to interfere with the guidelines issued in G.O. dated 22.06.2020, suffice it to direct that, during the period when this G.O. remains in force, the State Government shall designate the Chief Education Officer in each District as the Nodal Officer to whom complaints, of violation of the conditions stipulated in the G.O. dated 22.06.2020, can be made by parents of those students who are forced to pay tuition fees, despite their not undergoing online classes.” It clarified, “Before these Nodal Officers take action against the private schools, on the complaint of any aggrieved parent, the concerned school shall be put on notice, and be given an opportunity of being heard regarding the lapses, if any, on their part.” Since the decision permits private schools to demand tutiton fee in exchange for providing online classes, the plea before the Supreme Court has been withdrawn. 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Pastis to open Miami restaurant in Wynwood

first_img Share via Shortlink McNally, whose other concepts include Balthazar and the now-shuttered Lucky Strike, brought Starr on to reopen Pastis in New York’s Meatpacking District in 2019. Starr, who owns his Starr Restaurant Group, opened his first South Florida restaurant in 2009 and has concepts in Miami-Dade and Broward, including Le Zoo and Makoto at Bal Harbour Shops.A number of restaurant groups based in New York plan to or have opened outposts in Miami, including Major Food Group and Avra Estiatorio.Pastis will be located across the street from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s momosan, a ramen restaurant that opened at 415 Northwest 26th Street in December.Tony Arellano and Devlin Marinoff of of Dwntwn Realty Advisors were involved in Edelstein’s acquisition of the property last year and are marketing the remaining space.Contact Katherine Kallergis Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink david edelsteinRestaurantswynwood Email Address* Full Name* Tags Keith McNally with Stephen Starr and David Edelstein (Getty, Patrick McMullan/Getty)UPDATED, March 3, 9 a.m.: New York City institution Pastis is landing in Miami.James Beard award-winning restaurateurs Stephen Starr and Keith McNally plan to open in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, in an 8,000-square-foot space at 380 Northwest 26th Street, The Real Deal has learned.The restaurant, Pastis’ first in South Florida, is expected to open in the summer of 2022.The Parisian-style bistro will be designed by McNally and Ian McPheely of Paisley Design, with wood planks, banquettes and the restaurant’s curved zinc bar.ADVERTISEMENTDeveloper David Edelstein owns the two-building property, which totals 25,000 square feet of land and includes the 8,000-square-foot building that Pastis will lease and a second 4,000-square-foot building.Edelstein confirmed that Pastis signed a long-term lease for the space. “Pastis is a lightning rod tenant,” he said, calling the deal “explosive and exciting.”Edelstein said Wynwood has about 1 million square feet of office space and 3,500 residential units under construction to be delivered over the next 12 to 15 months.Read moreParadise found: Can Francis Suarez make Miami the next Big Tech mecca?Silicon Valley heads to Wynwood’s office marketlast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 8/4/20

first_img Beau Lund August 5, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 8/4/20 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEMinnesota 7, Pittsburgh 3Cleveland 4, Cincinnati 2NY Yanks, Philadelphia (Postponed)St. Louis, Detroit (Postponed)Chi Whit Sox 3, Milwaukee 2Atlanta 10, Toronto 1Miami 4, Baltimore 0Chi Cubs 5, Kansas City 4Houston 8, Arizona 2AMERICAN LEAGUETampa Bay 5, Boston 1Oakland 5, Texas 1LA Angels 5, Seattle 3NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 5, NY Mets 3Philadelphia, Miami (Posponed)Colorado 5, San Francisco 2LA Dodgers 5, San Diego 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONBrooklyn 119, Milwaukee 116Dallas 114, Sacramento 110 (OT)Phoenix 117, LA Clippers 115Indiana 120, Orlando 109Portland 110, Houston 102Miami 112, Boston 106Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Activists target Manchester estate agency over disputed tenancy

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Activists target Manchester estate agency over disputed tenancy previous nextAgencies & PeopleActivists target Manchester estate agency over disputed tenancyCompany says it is preparing a full legal response to claims by activists that it has served a Section 21 notice on three tenants incorrectly.Nigel Lewis27th October 202001,654 Views An estate agency at the centre of a disputed tenancy in Manchester says it is preparing a legal response to claims by housing campaigners that it has incorrectly served a Section 21 notice on three tenants.Thornley Groves has been targeted in recent days by campaigners from Acorn and demonstrations have been held outside four of its branches.Acorn claims that three tenants at a property in the city were served a ‘no fault’ notice at the request of the landlord after it was discovered that the trio had been furloughed by their employers, although they have since returned to full-status employment.“It seems abundantly clear that not only are Thornley Groves…oblivious to the effects of their actions on the homelessness crisis, but that they are wilfully contributing to it” says one of the tenants, Toby Bower.Campaigners have taken up the cause of the tenants, who are also members of the organisation, and have launched a social media campaign targeting the agency and its CEO Jason Watkin.RowThe row between the agency and its three tenants highlights the problems facing many landlords and lettings agents as the economic fall-out from the Covid pandemic continues.This includes whether tenants who are furloughed are deemed a ‘high risk’ and whether applicants should disclose furlough status when being referenced.Thornley Groves says it will be preparing a full legal response to the criticisms levelled at it by Acorn in the coming days.The estate agency, which is due to celebrate its 30th anniversary, has seven branches in the centre and suburbs of Manchester and employs 80 staff.Read more about Thornley Groves.Manchester Acorn thornley groves October 27, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Reptilian Cranial Development, Department of Biology –

first_imgOpen Date05/11/2020 Job TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate in Reptilian CranialDevelopment, Department of Biology – Non-Tenure Track Duties and Responsibilities Location CodeBIOLOGY (02112A) Posting Details Is this split and/or fully grant funded?No The Department of Biology at Loyola University Chicago invitesapplications for a full-time postdoctoral associate, with expertisein the areas of cranial development and/or evolution to contributeto an NSF -funded research project. The position is for one yearwith the possibility of renewal for additional years based onperformance and availability of funding.This position will support research in the laboratory of Dr. ThomasSanger. We will be investigating the regulation of skulldevelopment in an integrative model system, Anolis lizards. Theproject will integrate experimental, comparative, and quantitativeapproaches to understand the way cranial diversity is generatedamong vertebrates. The postdoctoral associate will also have theoption of teaching 1-2 courses in the Department of Biology eachyear. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates who areinterested in gaining teaching experience while conductingcutting-edge research.The postdoctoral associate will work with Dr. Sanger to investigatethe developmental bases of cranial morphology in reptiles. S/hewill be involved in several different aspects of the project,including collecting and analyzing data, writing manuscripts,giving presentations, and mentoring students. Experimentaltechniques will include embryonic dissection, in situhybridization, CT scanning, three-dimensional morphometrics, andimmunohistochemistry. Working ConditionsNone Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental or evolutionarybiology or a related field. A background in working with reptilesis desirable but not required. Position End Date Department NameBIOLOGY Desired Start Date05/11/2020 FLSA StatusExempt Qualifications Position Number Physical DemandsNone Position TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate in Reptilian CranialDevelopment, Department of Biology – Non-Tenure Trackcenter_img Job CategoryUniversity Faculty Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/13857 Position Details Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental or evolutionarybiology or a related field. A background in working with reptilesis desirable but not required. Job NumberTBD Open Until FilledYes Applicants should submit a Cover Letter describing their researchinterests and availability, current Curriculum Vitae, and contactinformation for two references to www.careers.luc.edu. The positionis available immediately and will remain open until filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying ourfaculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of itsprofessoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate studentpopulations because broad diversity – including a wide range ofindividuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – iscritical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence ineducation, research, educational access and services in anincreasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessingthe many qualifications of each applicant, we would factorfavorably an individual’s record of conduct that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also factorfavorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeed Special Instructions to Applicants Job TypeFull-Time Close Date Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Organizational LocationPROVOST Number of Vacancies1 CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeOther DocumentOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

Northern Bites

first_imgNorthern Cyprus is not the best country for anyone who enjoys good food and expects high levels of quality. Years of underinvestment has left the food industry woefully lacking in the wide variety of raw materials available in the UK and, indeed, most other European countries.The basic materials for bakery production can be of a good standard, but the lack of quality assurance systems means there is wide variation. Despite this there are some very good bakery products and the level of craftsmanship is high. Bakers tend to use scratch recipes that are robust enough to withstand variations in raw material quality or, alternatively, enable the craftsman to adjust to the situation.Having to skin almonds to make almond paste, using fruit as it comes from the tree and vegetables as they come from the grower can be an eye-opener. Icing sugar is made by pulverising granulated sugar, clever starches and stabilisers are unknown, and savoury flavour concentrates are too expensive to use – it is cheaper to increase the meat content or make your own stock. Some products from ingredients suppliers Puratos and Dawn are available, but again, expense and import restrictions make obtaining them difficult, so the country’s bakers make most things from scratch.Northern Cypriot people also tend to believe that their food is the best and they do not need to learn from other countries. Having worked in developing countries, where people thirst for knowledge, I find this attitude difficult to live with. But there are supermarket groups that are starting to show interest in introducing European products and systems.Turkish bakery products vary little in appearance or eating quality – be they from small or large bakeries. I put this down to the fact that all use the same recipe, which they consider the best, and no one cuts corners. Effort and enthusiasmI hope my recent back-to-basics experience and knowledge of high-tech production will allow me to offer some exciting ideas with easy-to-obtain raw materials, ways to improve what you already make and simplified processes. That said, effort and enthusiasm are required, if you want to make the best of anything.The following recipes are made using puff pastry. You can use any type you wish and these recipes will work, but if you want the best, your pastry must be the best. A full puff pastry, made with butter, cannot be beaten. One tip gleaned from the pastry-making section of a top French patissier is to make a very soft dough and use what seems to be a wildly excessive amount of dusting flour. The resulting baked pastry was unbelievably light, tender, and kept its delicate crispiness for days. Being of a somewhat scientific bent of mind, I calculated how much dusting flour was absorbed in the process – it was sufficient to reduce the butter content to 85%. Quiche LorraineYour immediate reaction might be: ‘What is new about quiche Lorraine? It will never be a best seller.’ But I have never seen one in the UK that was remotely like the original.It is best to pre-bake the base, depending on your oven, but it must be baked through. Use the trimmings from butter puff pastry or perhaps use the Scottish method – introducing laminating fat at the dough-making stage rather than later in the process. Roll it 2mm thin to line your chosen tin. Individual quiches in an 8cm tin or foil are preferable, but whatever the size, it should be shallow – 2-2.5cm deep – and, when lining, an allowance must be made for shrinkage. All the components can be made in advance.The bacon should be smoked, roughly cut into 3mm squares, then fried or baked in your oven until golden. Drain off the fat and keep the bacon until needed; a small quantity of this fat will give a delicious flavour to savoury short pastry. Do not be tempted to use cheap, mass-produced bacon – it may be alright for a BLT, but not for a quality quiche.The savoury custard is a mix of whipping cream – vegetable cream works very well and is half the cost – and for each litre, add half a litre of beaten whole egg, 15g salt and white pepper to taste. You can add a little grated cheddar if desired, but only around 50g. Spread the cooked bacon over the bottom of the pastry and fill nearly to the top with custard. For each litre of custard you need approximately 400g of uncooked bacon, but be generous – it is the bacon that gives the taste. Bake at 200ºC until pale golden and the custard is just set – about 25 minutes – but do not over-bakeOnion tart Properly made, using onions or leeks, this is wonderful. Use the savoury custard as in the quiche above, but with a little more cheese – around 100g.Slice the onions (or leeks) into 3mm thick half rings, fry them in butter without colouring, until they start to soften, but retain some crispness. Allow them to go cold, then follow the procedure as for quiche Lorraine. Puff pastry crownsAs bakeries in Northern Cyprus do not have blocking machines, I had to devise a simple way of lining tins. Cut 2.5mm-thick pastry into squares, a little larger than your baking tin/foil. Position the squares over the tin, fill with whichever filling you like then fold the corners into the centre, as shown in the picture. You can also make the crowns straight onto a baking tray. Suggested fillings are below. Portions are given in percentages or parts, so that they can be adapted to the amount required.Spinach and cheese (spanakopita) fillingSpinach, cooked very well, then drained. Frozen leaf works well (100% required)Crumbled cheese – for example, a mixture of feta and cheddar (25% required)One whole egg (20% required)Onion, 15mm diced, fried in a generous amount of butter until soft (10% required)Whipping or vegetable cream (2% required)Nutmeg, dill, salt and black pepper to tasteChicken and coriander filling Minced chicken (100% required) One whole egg (20% required) Chopped fresh coriander (5% required)Day-old bread soaked in creamy milk (10% required)Salt and white pepper to tasteMix the ingredients together and use like sausage meat. I like to add about 5% of cottage cheese because it gives a touch of acidity and increases the creamy mouthfeel. It also freezes really well. Another popular filling is made with a tomato conserve. Cook tinned tomatoes very slowly with butter, sugar, herbs, and salt and pepper until they are the consistency of jam. Spoon this into the pastry and top with fresh tomatoes, before baking. All the crowns can be frozen and baked off. Puff pastry casseroles of salmon and asparagus with a pastry handle. This uses a vol au vent made from butter puff with an optional pan handle, which is also made from puff pastry. All components can be prepared in advance and stored for easy assembly and baking to suit your customer pattern.Put a layer of drained, canned asparagus in the bottom, top with lightly poached salmon, fill with savoury custard and bake. For a touch of class, decorate with a puff pastry pan handle, pushed into the centre of the ‘casserole’.last_img read more

French Croissant firm scoops deal with Marks & Spencer

first_imgSupplier the French Croissant company says it is rolling out an expanded range with Marks & Spencer (M&S), after taking over a £5 million supply contract from Northern Foods.The London-based company started supplying all M&S bakeries and cafés with a range of sweet and butter croissants this summer.It is now introducing a savoury range, starting with a mature Cheddar cheese croissant, head of sales and marketing Eric Balzan told British Baker. He said the M&S account has added £5m to the company’s turnover. French Croissant’s turnover has grown from £15m to £31m in the last five years, he added.”We started talking to M&S last November, before the Northern Foods issues came up, with various parts of its business being put up for sale,” explained Balzan. “We are very proud, it is quite an achievement to supply a customer like that.”last_img read more