first_imgTwitter Previous articleLimerick steelworker’s life changed forever after near fatal workplace accidentNext articleIn Pics – INTO Mini Sevens GAA Editor NewsEducationLimerick students win big at national multimedia awardsBy Editor – April 12, 2017 1280 Linkedin Print Advertisement REPRO FREE 07/04/17Students from third level colleges were awarded in the Belltable Theatre yesterday, for creating fantastic videos, animations, audio pieces, radio ads and poster illustrations for the National Transport AuthorityÕs annual Multimedia Awards.Pictured at the award ceremony at the Belltable Theatre was third place in the audio category, Sean Murray and Christy O Brian from LITThe entries produced by students, encourage other students to consider choosing ÔsmarterÕ modes of transport; particularly walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing. The awards are supported by colleges nationally and in particular in Limerick by Limerick Smarter Travel.Photo: Oisin McHugh True MediaPictured at the award ceremony at the Belltable Theatre was third place in the audio category, Sean Murray and Christy O Brian from LITStudents from Limerick’s third level colleges have been honoured at this year’s National Multimedia Awards.Overall winners in the video/animation category were Donal Kearns, Patryk Lewandowski and Carmen Vitour from the University of Limerick. Keith Walsh from Limerick Institute of Technology won the poster/illustration category and the audio category winners were James Connolly, Graham Moloney and Ray Mooney, also from Limerick Institute of Technology.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The winners and winning entries can be viewed onwww.smartertravelawards.ie“We are delighted with the quality and variety of entries, and our judges were equally impressed.  The students’ multimedia entries were both entertaining, and captured the positive aspects of making smart transport choices for the journey to college” said Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority.One of the judges, Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent, RTÉ was “very impressed with the overall standard and quality of the entries. Collectively, they showed creative conceptual thinking, clever writing and skilled technical execution”.Winners, Donal Kearns Patryk Lewandowski and Carmen Vitour said, “We had an amazing experience, met some inspiring people in our journey to promote smarter travel. We had great fun and would definitely recommend other students to participate in this competition.”Roisin Crowley, of Limerick Institute of Technology, said, “I’m delighted our Music Technology and Production students have had such success in the Smarter Travel Multimedia awards. We are always eager for opportunities to collaborate on industry-related projects with companies and institutions beyond LIT and this competition was a great fit with our second-year syllabus.” LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project LIT Development & Public Engagement Manager, Seamus Hoyne, is awarded the SEAI Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy Award. TAGSLITNational Multimedia Awards 2017UL International Women’s Day LIT WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgFrom Stuart Matthews,director, Unsoy UKIn my local pub we have a journalist whom I call “organic Harry”, because he knows everything about healthy food. But when I ask him why people only lived to 30-plus 200 or 300 years ago and it is now the norm for people from any background to live for over 100 years, he has no answer.I can also remember asking Andrew Whitley (who has recently written the controversial book Bread Matters, see British Baker, 27 October 2006) where he got his organic water from in Cumbria! I don’t think I ever got an answer and I think Andrew was also originally a journalist, who has now become the voice of old-fashioned bread.I am proud to be a baker and am perhaps more critical than anyone about the state of our daily bread, but is Andrew honestly saying that Warburtons, Allied (Kingsmill), RHM (Hovis), without mentioning Brace’s and Rathbone Kear, do not make quality bread? If that is the case, why has Warburtons gone from being a regional bakery to having national coverage?Anyone who has old bakery books only needs to look at the recipes and photos to understand that today’s consumer would not buy those products. It may be OK, when you are up in Cumbria in holiday mode and you buy products such as those Andrew used to sell, to say they are the best you have ever eaten. But if that is so, then why have we not got a wood-burning oven in every village in the UK, making bread as it was made years ago?The millers and improver manufacturers are only decreasing the fermentation process from hours to minutes. Also, Andrew only has to look at what bread sells well in the UK – and that is a soft product, which has versatility for burgers, toast, sandwiches etc. Bread from years ago would be impossible to sell in the year 2006 as, in most cases, you would have to use a hatchet to chop the bread up, given the leathery crust that long fermentation produces.No, Andrew, like it or not, the baking and milling industry is doing what most other industries have done – making progress. Please also don’t forget that millers now use more English wheat to produce flour, due to its improved quality, instead of importing so much from Canada and other places, as we did years ago.Alan OrtAlan Ort – known as Ron Ort – has died aged 79 after a long career in the baking industry.Londoner Ron was born above one of his father’s bakery shops, started work there at 13 and only took a break from baking when he was drafted into the army. He left his father’s business in 1951 and joined Bournes bakery in East Ham, before moving to a small bakery on the Wandsworth Road, where he had to kill rats with the bread boxes.Ron joined Allied Bakeries in 1953, where, apart from one small break in 1978 to manage bakeries in Jamaica, he stayed for 38 years. He worked at Nevills, Herne Hill, then moved to Acton bakery, firstly as shift manager, then production manager. A later group production role involved troubleshooting at certain Allied bakeries while developing many well-known brands’ recipes and even flour types.After returning from Jamaica, Ron became bakery manager at Chibnalls bakery in West London, where he introduced his youngest son, Ian, to the baking industry as an electrical apprentice. Ron retired from baking in 1991.last_img read more


first_imgScottish Co-operative Scotmid has congratulated its local bakery partner, Ashers of Nairn, after it was crowned Scottish Baker of the Year.Ashers has in-store bakeries in 12 Scotmid stores across Inverness-shire and Nairnshire, supplying customers with rolls, pies, bridies, cakes and sweet treats. Ashers recently helped Scotmid celebrate the opening of its 100th in-store bakery in Scotmid Balloan in Inverness. JG Ross, another of Scotmid’s local bakery partners, was also recognised at the award ceremony.Stephen Brown, bakery and local sourcing manager for Scotmid, said:  “We are delighted that Ashers of Nairn has been named the best bakery in Scotland for 2014 and we’d like to congratulate Alister, George and the team for their much deserved win.Customers“We are proud to be working in partnership with the team, and to have Ashers in-store bakeries in 12 of our stores. Ashers are not only experts at baking delicious bread, cakes and savouries, but they are also creative and innovative, and have been fantastic at developing new products exclusively for our customers.”Alister Asher, joint managing director for Ashers, added: “I’m absolutely delighted that Ashers has won the 2014 Scottish Baker of the Year. It’s been an exceptionally busy year due in no small part to the Scotmid partnership.”The win by Ashers is the second year that one of Scotmid’s bakery partners has scooped the title of Scottish Baker of the Year, after Stephens Bakery of Dunfermline won the award in 2013.Scotmid has been undertaking a major project to install bakeries into its stores across Scotland and Cumbria, in a drive to support more local bakers and provide an improved range of bakery products for customers.100 stores have now been fitted with bakery counters with help from a local bakery partner, offering cakes, savouries and baked goods, while other stores now stock locally-made, artisan breads. Store staff have also received special training from the bakers as part of the partnership.last_img read more