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first_img== Gordon Polson ==Director, The Federation of BakersWhen did you last think about training? At the Federation of Bakers (FoB) we believe that training is vital to ensure a healthy long-term future for the plant bakery industry.As part of our commitment to consistently high-quality standards across the industry, we have developed four courses, each offering information that will help delegates excel in their role and gain a detailed understanding of best practice.The newest of these courses is the Dough Making course, which is due to run for the first time in autumn 2008 at Leeds Thomas Danby College. It will examine the factors affecting cost, the best use of materials and the criteria involved in producing and manufacturing dough. The information learnt through attending the course will help participants to increase efficiency in their bakeries.This, of course, is vital, but we are also proud of our two-day Introduction to Plant Baking, which looks into the baking process and the different methods of production; Principles of Plant Baking, a group of four independent modules that give an in-depth grounding in the basic principles of the industrial baking process and managing that process in the workplace; and the one-day Bread Weights and Measures, to help students understand, comply and build confidence in dealing with different aspects of bread weight control legislation.A combination of interactive learning and theoretical work guarantees bakers the opportunity to learn the skills that are so essential to their job.last_img read more

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EU gathers intelligence on pensions tracking as Germany rolls out platform

first_imgThe project will be presented at universities, as well as through advisers, and, in Switzerland, the board of university principals has recommended it to its member institutions.Wegner-Wahnschaffe said large Swiss pension funds such as Publica and schemes for the cantons of Bern and Zurich had already contributed information and factsheets. Finland and Spain are expected to join the platform in the near future, while Norway has expressed interest in integrating its own research staff.Wegner-Wahnschaffe said the platform would serve as “a first step in helping people to achieve the sort of pensions literacy that is vital for academic employees, as well as others”.However, within the European pensions industry – particularly in German – there have been some concerns regarding the possible introduction of an EU-wide pensions-tracking system and the collection of data connected with it. Meanwhile, the EU is stepping up efforts to prepare just such a service.At the annual PensionsEurope conference in Frankfurt, Titus Sips, a consultant at APG and one of the people responsible for the EU’s TTYPE project, confirmed the working group was currently looking into national pensions-tracking services.“In the end, we are going to come up with a design, looking into how a tracking service in Europe can be established,” he said.One of the systems he will be assessing is the ‘Pensionskonto’ in Austria.From next year, Austrians born after 1954 will be able to use the system to see what they can expect from the state pension.The Austrian supplementary pensions industry hopes the platform will serve as a wake-up call for people to start saving for their retirement.Sips added that TTYPE – short for ‘Track and trace your pension in Europe’ – is working with the actuarial association Groupe Consultatif, which issued a report on pensions-tracking services in October and is now preparing a survey of EU member states’ attitudes towards tracking systems. The German-initiated pensions platform for researchers is to be rolled out as a pilot project in Germany from early next year, as the EU steps up efforts to gather intelligence on national pensions-tracking systems, including one to be introduced imminently in Austria.‘Find your pension’ – a platform for academic researchers – will go live next year, having collected information on pension systems in 10 countries to date. Claudia Wegner-Wahnschaffe, project manager for the platform, told IPE: “That means we have so far covered almost 60% of those working in the education and research field in the public and university sectors within the EU and the EEA, according to Eurostat figures.“With a low budget, we managed to collect important information via our network but without the exchange of sensitive data.”last_img read more

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Candy Tibbetts

first_imgCandy Tibbetts, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away March 24, 2017.She was born December 7, 1944 in Cincinnati, OH, daughter of the late Frank Cecil Woliung and Virginia (Baker)WoliungShe worked for over 50 years as a beautician, most recently at Classic Design.Candy was a forty year member and past President, of the Aurora Eagles Auxiliary. A St. John Lutheran Church member, and she volunteered for the children’s charity “Just for Me”. Candy enjoyed shopping, country music and Bingo. She ran the Bingo at the Eagles for several years. Candy also loved to cook. She had the best macaroni salad, vegetable soup, chocolate éclairs and cherry cheesecake ever. What Candy enjoyed most was her family, especially her grandchildren.Surviving are husband, Bernard “Bernie” Tibbetts of Aurora, IN; children, Debbie (Dave) Gutapfel of Sunman, IN, Sandy Kaiser of Aurora, IN; Rick Kinnett of Lawrenceburg, IN, and Darin (Michelle) Tibbetts, US Army; sister, Bonnie (Eugene) Land of Lawrenceburg, IN; grandchildren, Jonathan Kaiser, Ashlee Eckerle, Whitney Kaiser, Spencer Gutapfel, Tyler Gutapfel, Kelsey Thompson, and Brielle Tibbetts; and three great-granchildren, Carter Gutapfel, Ashton Eckerle, and Bailey Thompson.She was preceded in death by parents, Frank Cecil Woliung and Virginia Woliung.Friends will be received Tuesday, March, 28th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic St., Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, March 29th at the funeral home with Pastor Edward Davis officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Aurora Eagles Auxiliary Scholarship Fund or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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