Belgium-based Delacre said Ferrero had completed the acquisition of the Delacre and Delichoc biscuit brands from United Biscuits. A Ferrero-affiliated entity has completed the acquisition of the manufacturers of Delacre and Délichoc biscuit brands, N.V. Biscuits Delacre S.A. and United Biscuits Industries SAS (together “Delacre”), from United Biscuits, which is part of the global biscuits and confectionery company owned by Yildiz, Pladis.As part of the transaction, the Ferrero-affiliated entity will take over all production facilities as well as retain the management and the employees of the businesses. The Ferrero-affiliated entity had made an offer in July to acquire the two biscuit brands through a private investment vehicle of its owner, the Ferrero family. It said last month it expected to finalise the deal by mid-December.The acquisition aims to move the Italian confectioner into the premium biscuit sector and reduce its reliance on chocolate products.United Biscuits is controlled by Yildiz Holding, the Turkish owner of Godiva chocolate and McVitie’s biscuits, which this year set up London-based Pladis to boost its exposure to international markets and investors. Ferrero has appointed Jerome Gregoire, currently head of the company’s operations in Greece, Cyprus and Malta, as managing director at Delacre, the biscuit-maker it has just bought from United Biscuits.Delacre said that a Ferrero-affiliated entity would take over all of its production facilities and retain current management and staff. Ferrero and Delacre both declined to disclose the financial details of the deal when contacted by British Baker.Delacre’s sales were €120 million ($128m) last year, with the majority coming from Belgium and France. The Belgian group also has a presence in the US and Canada.
The members of Aqueous were in full cartoon mode for Halloween last week when they celebrated the costume-friendly holiday at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York along with Mungion. The concert was professionally filmed and streamed live on Halloween night for fans outside of New York City to enjoy following their night out trick-or-treating. On Wednesday the jam band from Buffalo shared one of the nostalgic highlights from the show with a nearly 17-minute video of their performance of “Split the Difference”, which included a Nicktoons mashup of themes from Rocko’s Modern Life and Rugrats.The performance of “Split the Difference” from Aqueous’ recently-released Color Wheel album came at the climactic end to the first set of the show. The track opens up with guitarist/keyboards Dave Loss (dressed as Chuckie Finster) controlling a mix of old-school video game sounds out of his synths while guitarist Mike Gantzer (Quailman) provided a layer of swelling guitar chords at the opposite end of the stage. The song began to transition into the familiar chord progression of Rocko’s Modern Life shortly after the 5:00 minute mark before Loss sung out those weirdly-fun lyrics to the animated cartoon from the 1990s.Gantzer tore into his guitar as the spacey mashup continued into the more innocent melodic theme from Rugrats, with Loss pounding away at the familiar riff on his keyboard starting before the 8-minute mark. The band then began to head back to their original chord structure with more jamming courtesy of Gantzer before they all returned to “Split The Difference”. Not a bad way to end a first set!You can watch the pro-shot video of the Nicktoons mashup below.Aqueous – “Split The Difference > Nicktoons Medley > Split The Difference”[Video: MKDevo]Aqueous will continue jamming their way across the country on their North American tour in promotion of Color Wheel with a show in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, November 7th. The tour is scheduled to run until the end of the year when the band will close out 2018 with their annual New Year’s Eve show in Buffalo, New York. Fans can click here to see the full listing of the band’s upcoming shows.Setlist: Aqueous | Knitting Factory Brooklyn | Brooklyn, New York | 10/31/18 Set One: Killer Tofu > Realize Your Light, The Median, Don’t Do It > Catdog Theme > Don’t Do It, Split the Difference > Rocko’s Modern Life Theme > Rugrats Theme > Split the DifferenceSet Two: Aldehyde > Ren and Stimpy Theme, Good Enough > Ocean Man > Origami > What’s the Connection? > Hey Arnold Theme > What’s the Connection? > Doug Theme > Weight of the WordEncore: Rocket Power Theme
Starting with bacteria and blue-green algae, nature has been busy making things for at least 3.5 billion years. The success and longevity of its processes make biology worth studying as a source of robust designs for new materials, nanotechnologies, and even new approaches to architecture.“We look at what nature does so nicely, and try to mimic it in the lab,” said Joanna Aizenberg in a Radcliffe Fellows’ lecture Wednesday (Dec. 2).The Moscow-trained researcher is Harvard’s Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science and a pioneering researcher in biomimetics, a branch of science that models new systems and materials on nature.Her early inspirations, while she was a graduate student in Israel, included intricate sponges found in the Dead Sea. Their glassy superstructures, while seemingly delicate, easily withstood crushing pressures deep under water. And their crystalline surfaces gathered and focused light more efficiently than any man-made lens.Aizenberg is also a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. She explores biomineralization, the way that nature uses organic catalysts to prompt inorganic materials to “grow” into lenses, glass fibers, and other useful structures.In the aptly named Aizenberg Biomineralization and Biomimetics Lab on Oxford Street, Aizenberg and her researchers are looking into the “self-assembly” of inorganic materials as nature might do: efficiently in surrounding temperatures.Examples of biomineralization are everywhere, she said: the houselike structures that mollusks make, the glassy frameworks of marine sponges, ultra-hard mammalian teeth, and the calcium phosphate skeletons that give human bodies their shape.Biomineralization sometimes goes awry — think kidney stones. But mostly it creates useful structures that in turn offer lessons on self-building secrets that are billions of years old. “Nature creates these shapes from the bottom up,” said Aizenberg.Her lecture, in the Radcliffe Gymnasium, was illustrated with slides showing infinitesimal structures of astonishing beauty and complexity. Silica patterned on a nanometer scale looked like miniature hats, baskets, and stars. Winged oysters had mineral projections that resembled a crucifix. Spiky radiolarians (amoeboid protozoa) had mineral skeletons as varied as snowflakes.Beauty is a constant feature of small-scale biology, said Aizenberg. Without aesthetics, she would not be interested in pursuing this scientific avenue. But within these lovely mineralized forms are examples of high functionality. The glass fibers framing those deep-sea sponges, for instance, are stronger and more optically efficient than anything humankind can make.Aizenberg showed a picture of a whitish tapering glass sponge. Its crown of light-gathering optical fibers made it “a beacon deep in the ocean,” she said. And its multiple intersecting “beams” of glass provided lessons in robust building techniques that Aizenberg is sharing with architectural designers.Studying how nature builds can illuminate construction on a grand scale (architecture) or a tiny one (nanotechnology fabrication).To get at nature’s building techniques, Aizenberg looks at marine organisms called echinoderms, which include brittle stars and sea urchins. Their complex skeletons start as single crystals of calcite, a mineral that in its simplest form looks like a slanting cube.It’s a disarmingly simple start for something as intricate as a marine skeleton, but “somehow nature knows how to grow these things in a bottom-up fashion,” said Aizenberg, who is also the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at Radcliffe.From a substrate of single crystals, the brittle star can grow lenslike spherical arrays that are on the micron-scale, pass light without distortion, focus light exceptionally, and as a bonus are terrifically strong mechanically. (Because of the brittle star, we now have bio-inspired arrays of tunable micro-lenses.)Beyond lenses that gather and focus light, some echinoderms have pedicellariae, forcepslike structures in near constant motion that keep dust, sand, and unwanted micro-organisms from settling on the creatures. In a video that Aizenberg showed, the pedicellariae looked like earless snapping puppies.To her team, these “environmentally responsive microactivators” suggest a future in which reactive synthetic skins could repel moisture or contaminants. Aizenberg is experimenting with tiny arrays of rigid structures, known as HAIRS, that rise or collapse, depending on environmental conditions.HAIRS stands for Hydrogel Actuated Isolated Rigid Structures. Only twice as wide as a human hair, they can be made to change not only direction and height but color. They can also twist in the same direction on a nanometer scale, a function Aizenberg calls making “dreadlocks.” The braids of these nanoscale dreadlocks, in twisting and releasing, can capture or release drug doses, she said. They also have strong adhesive properties.Tiny 3-D environments like this, modeled from nature, may someday make “adaptive architecture” possible. Aizenberg speculated on a building covering that repels rain or ice. Another could thin or thicken in response to temperature changes.The same biomimetic architectural skins, she said, could also be made to change color — not only for aesthetic reasons but in order to expose flaws. (A crack, for instance, would appear as a separate color.)Echinoderms use microscopic moving structures, the pedicellariae, to repel microorganisms. So someday bio-inspired materials could repel the annoying and even dangerous biofilms that tend to layer piping, medical instruments, and other man-made surfaces with bacteria.There is a lot to learn from the tiny, eons-old creatures around us, said Aizenberg. At her Radcliffe talk, she summed up the secret to that learning: “stealing from nature.”
Bacow, Harvard faculty, students call for affirmation of American principles Related Psychologists find violence and trauma in childhood accelerate puberty The searing pictures of a weapon-wielding, pro-Trump mob storming the Capitol just over a week ago have been difficult for many adults to process. But for children, making sense of the violent images that have flooded the airwaves and social media in the days since the attack on that symbol of American democracy can be particularly challenging. Open and honest discussions are keys to helping children understand the events of last week said Richard Weissbourd, co-director of Making Caring Common at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), an initiative focused on moral development priorities in child-raising. The Gazette spoke to Weissbourd, a psychologist and senior lecturer at HGSE, about ways to navigate the difficult topic with children of all ages.Q&ARichard WeissbourdGAZETTE: How can parents best start conversations about what happened last week?WEISSBOURD: I think that the place to start with kids is to ask questions like, “What have you heard? What are you thinking? What are you feeling?” It’s also important not to conflate how you might be thinking and feeling with their questions. Doing the work of understanding how you think and feel about this before entering in these conversations can be helpful too in guiding your kids. Also, many kids are going to feel unsafe. This was the temple of democracy, and it was supposed to be one of the most secure buildings in the country, and it was overrun by a mob. So young kids, in particular, might worry, “Is any place safe? Is my home safe?” So reassurances about security, finding out how children are making meaning of it, and being nimble enough to respond to them in ways that are really tuned in to how they feel, are all going to be important for parents in these discussions.I think a lot of kids also don’t want to be passive. They want to be active; they want to do something. This is a time when a lot of people are feeling very out of control, and so giving them something they can do that can help them feel some control or help them manage their feelings about this is helpful, whether that’s writing a congressperson or working on voter registration in your local community. For older kids, this is also a great time to talk about democracy, to explain that we are engaged in this brave and beautiful experiment in democracy, but that there’s nothing indestructible about it. We have to recommit to it every generation, and we really have to work to support it and those institutions that protect it.,GAZETTE: How do you start a productive dialogue when children may have conflicting views of what they have seen, or have been told different things by parents or other adults and caregivers?WEISSBOURD: I think it’s important to talk to kids about not demonizing the other side and engaging in wild stereotypes about the other side — the narrative that all Republicans are this, all Democrats are this. It’s important for children to understand that these large groups of people are motivated by many different things. I don’t mean those who were rioting. I mean the parties. It’s also a time to talk to older kids in particular about our information bubbles, and how, in many respects, we have lost a shared reality. People are hearing very different kinds of news and that means in many cases they have a different set of facts, a different reality they’re operating under.There is also this issue of critical thinking and being able to disentangle facts from fiction. There’s a need for a conversation with kids about what constitutes an accurate news source and the importance of the truth and how truth is the basis of trust in our democracy. I think this is a great opportunity to talk about that and also to be a co-investigator with kids, to do research together to determine what the truth is if it’s unclear.GAZETTE: Can history be a guide to some of these conversations?WEISSBOURD: I think history is also important in understanding the political divide. This is not the first time our country has been deeply divided. There have been brawls in Congress; there’s been a Civil War; there’ve been times in our history when the electoral system broke down. Bringing in the historical context is important in part to help kids realize that we have prevailed in the past but that there is so much injustice that still needs to be overcome.GAZETTE: People have pointed out that the Black Lives Matter protesters were treated much differently than those who violently attacked the Capitol. How can adults address that in their conversations with kids? Childhood trauma can speed biological aging Concern over storming of the Capitol WEISSBOURD: This is a crucial opportunity to talk about race and racism, and to point out that with the Black Lives Matter protesters, there was much more security at the Capitol and to discuss that. It’s an opportunity to talk about how racism is embedded in systems and in our culture, about the importance of being alert to it and the importance of challenging it in both systems and in ourselves. Many young people are very attuned to these issues, and young people and adults can learn a lot from these conversations. Understanding the history of racism in this country is vital context for these discussions.GAZETTE: Is there an age that is too young to discuss these types of topics?WEISSBOURD: When kids are 3, 4, 5 years old, and younger, obviously, I don’t think you need to raise the topic, but that doesn’t mean that they might not have questions about it. They may bring it up because they may have heard something about it from an older sibling, from a friend, or seen something on TV. So there’s reason to be prepared to talk to younger kids about it. For older kids, I think mentioning it to them and trying to unearth how they’re thinking and feeling about it is important and being guided by them in terms of the kinds of questions they have. Sociologist Aaron Antonovsky talks about the need to make trauma comprehensible, manageable, and meaningful. This is a national trauma, and so all of us, children and parents included, need to wrap our minds around this and make sense of it in some way and make sense in a way that allows us to go forward constructively.GAZETTE: How can teachers approach these conversations?WEISSBOURD: Almost everything I said applies to schools. I think that principals have very tough decisions to make about this, because there are some parents who don’t want politics discussed in schools at all. And they particularly don’t want anything that smells like indoctrination. And so part of this has to be an examination of what is core to our mission in educating students. Understanding the truth and why it’s important is at the heart of education and at the heart of preparing young people to be engaged citizens. There are some political issues that educators may want to stay away from in schools because they’re very divisive; they’re hard to resolve; and parents have very strong feelings about them. But when a major event like this happens that reverberates throughout the country and that has such strong implications for your core purpose as a school, it seems to me you’ve got to talk about it.
Old Times Get an eyeful of this trio of stars! Oscar nominee Clive Owen, Olivier winner and two-time Tony nominee Eve Best and Olivier nominee Kelly Reilly met the press on August 26 at the American Airlines Theatre. The three British actors are getting ready to bow in Harold Pinter’s Old Times, directed by Douglas Hodge (who won a Tony Award for his turn in the 2010 revival of La Cage aux Folles). Old Times, which is about a married couple visited by an old friend, begins previews on September 17 with opening night slated for October 6 at the American Airlines Theatre. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 29, 2015 Related Shows
View Comments One might think dressing a princess might require birds, rodents or towel-clad handmaids, but that’s not the case at Broadway’s Aladdin. Courtney Reed, who plays Princess Jasmine in the hit musical, is dressed by a living-breathing-fully-dressed human named Jackie Gehrt. Gehrt and Reed became fast friends backstage at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Read on to find out what they bond over, what they listen to while napping and what two phrases commonly heard in this princess’ dressing room.When did you first meet Courtney Reed, and what was your first impression of her? Not that long ago, actually; it was the beginning of this year. I was leaving a show to come take over this track, and we had an informal meeting. My first impression of Courtney was that she was very welcoming and warm. I still didn’t have the job in the bag, but after meeting her I thought, “If this happens, it’s going to be fun!” I was right.What do you wish more people knew about dressers?That the job goes far beyond quick changes and costume maintenance. You’re one part of a well-oiled machine that operates eight, sometimes nine shows a week. Being mentally sharp and honing in on your emotional intelligence will help you navigate any situation you’re in. We work in such a unique and intimate environment, that the people around you become family and going to work becomes an extension of your home.What makes the two of you laugh?The better question is what doesn’t make us laugh? Recently she has taken to calling me “Gerta, Gerta, Gerta” because of my last name [Gehrt]. It gets me every time.What are some items you both like to have on hand backstage?A bite light, hand sanitizer, Listerine strips and water.What do you two bond over?Motivating each other. We’re both health conscious, so sharing our workouts and finding healthy places to eat is a daily event. We currently have an obsession with Macro bars and Mediterranean food.What’s the best gift she’s ever given you?Her boundless positivity—but, more importantly: the DevaCurl hair product that she surprised me with last week.What’s something she says all the time?She switches from “that’s fierce” to “that’s rich” hourly.What is something you do that makes her roll her eyes?My off-the-cuff comments during most of our conversations. She says I take it to another level. If there were a fly on the wall…What’s the secret to your relationship?A similar sense of humor, and the way that we support one another.Since she plays a princess in the show, what is the most princessy thing about her? Besides her stunning outward appearance, I would say her inner beauty. Courtney’s motto is to treat everyone the same, and be kind to everyone, that’s the most princess-y thing about her.Any fun anecdotes you want to share about your time working with Courtney?If we both arrive at the theater early for whatever reason, you may catch us napping in her room with soothing music playing. I like the Pandora nature station; she prefers the spa station.What’s the best part about being part of Team Jasmine?Knowing that every day I come to work it will be filled with laughter. Aladdin Related Shows from $57.50
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Share HealthLifestyle 4 Ways to get your legs in shape without exercise. by: – June 8, 2011 26 Views no discussions Tweet Share When warm weather arrives, so does the urge to liberate your legs–in all their pale, vein-ridden or fuzzy glory. Use these fast fixes (and more serious solutions) to bare yours with confidence.TO FIGHT FUZZThe good news is that hair growth on your legs typically slows with age. The bad news? Because the skin on your legs also gets drier, fuzz removal is more likely to cause irritation.1) FAST FIX: A MULTIPLE BLADE RAZORRazors are the gold standard for quick, easy hair removal. “Pick one with multiple blades to get the job done in fewer strokes and minimize nicks and razor burn,” says Arielle Kauvar, MD, clinical professor of dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center. Try (1) Schick Intuition Naturals Sensitive Care ($9.50; drugstores), with four blades centered in a skin-conditioning solid that melts onto wet skin as you shave. Other keys to a clean sweep: Moisten skin with warm water first and shave in the morning, when legs are less likely to be swollen, so more of each hair’s length is exposed to the blade.2) SERIOUS SOLUTION: A FASTER, CHEAPER LASERThe new LightSheer Duet hair-removal laser is faster and less painful than older lasers. Its vacuum head gently stretches skin closer to the light source, so more energy can reach (and destroy) follicles and your body is tricked into feeling the vacuum sensation instead of the usual stinging. Bonus: Faster also means cheaper—about $800 per session, compared with $2,000-plus for traditional lasers.3) TO REDUCE CELLULITE Got cellulite? You’re not alone; more than 85% of women experience dimpling, which gets worse with age—perhaps because skin’s connective tissue weakens, allowing underlying fat to bulge.3) FAST FIX: A CAFFEINATED LOTIONA lotion with theophylline (a diuretic agent) or caffeine—such as (2) Vichy CelluDestock ($39.50; drugstores) —can temporarily plump skin’s surface, so legs appear smoother, according to Miami-based dermatologist Leslie Baumann, MD. And a tinted leg spray, like (3) MAC Skinsheen Leg Spray ($26.50; maccosmetics.com), disguises the lumpy texture but is easier to use than self-tanner because it washes off at the end of the day. Another temporary fix: Do an inverted yoga pose (prevention.com/inverted for how-to’s); it can drain excess fluid from fat cells, improving puckering for a few hours.4) SERIOUS SOLUTION: PULSED SOUND WAVESCelluPulse, a treatment that uses high-energy, pulsed sound waves, may help smooth bulges. It’s FDA approved for treating muscle injuries, but many docs use it off label for cellulite.“We typically see 75 to 80% improvement in the look of cellulite after six to eight sessions,” says Anna Buinewicz, MD, a cosmetic physician in Doylestown, PA. The cost? Up to $3,200 for eight sessions.TO VANQUISH VEINSAbout 50% of women age 50-plus have spider veins, small, dilated blood vessels that are visible when located near your skin’s surface. The usual cause is genetics, but obesity and long hours of standing or sitting with legs crossed can also cause them by compromising blood flow.5) FAST FIX: TINTED LEG SPRAYHide veins with a tinted leg spray or waterproof body makeup, such as (4) Dermablend Leg and Body Cover SPF 15 ($27; dermablend.com).6) SERIOUS SOLUTION: SCLEROTHERAPYVeins may disappear after sclerotherapy, a procedure in which each vein is injected with a solution that causes it to collapse. Many docs are doing the procedure with Asclera, which has fewer side effects and may be more effective than traditional sclerotherapy solutions, according to West Palm Beach derm Ken Beer, MD. Treating both legs can take up to 10 $275 to $400 sessions. Share Sharing is caring!
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Henry HG Hall, 84, of Sunman, died Thursday, October 18, 2018, at his residence.Henry was born in Jackhorn, Kentucky on February 16, 1934, to Calvin and May Tackett Hall. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Henry was employed at Reliable Castings as a foundry worker for 21 years. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed fishing and watching Westerns and War Movies on T.V.Henry is survived by his children: Joe Hall of Cincinnati, Sarita Perry and husband, Fred of Sunman, Mike Hall and wife, Donna of Batavia, OH, and Rob Hall and wife, Kim of Lebanon, OH; eleven grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Laura J. Hall on October 30, 2011; Grandson, Brandon Perry, eleven sisters and brothers, and his first wife, Wilma Wood Hall.Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018, at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by Kenneth L. Diver Post #337 of Sunman. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 12:00 p.m. until time of service on Monday. For more information or to send condolences go to www.cookrosenberger.com. Cook Funeral Home and their staff is honored to serve the Hall family.