Peter Smith, former owner of Kent bakery Week’s of Goudhurst, passed away on the 20th April. His wife and daughter were with him, writes bakery colleague Henry Jefferies.Peter Smith was a real character of the baking industry. He was a prominent member of the National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB) and a popular British Baker columnist.After army service, then a National Bakery School diploma course, Smith ran his father’s bakery in Frome where he met his wife Elizabeth. They opened a Wimpy bar, then Smith went to work for Hovis. After that, he worked for Key Markets, setting up in-store bakeries at the beginning of an explosion of the in-store industry.Smith took over Week’s of Goudhurst – turning it into a 12-strong chain of shops and an outside catering business. He became NAMB Kent President in 1983 and was a keen supporter of the NAMB conferences and council meetings.In 1985, he became president of London and South Eastern Region (LASER) and, as chairman of the committee, ensured it ran very efficiently. He then became a member of The Worshipful Company of Bakers.Peter loved sailing, and he entertained many of his baker friends on his first long-distance boat Ocean Pelican.The baking industry has been richer for his input and strong views. There is not enough space in this obituary to highlight all the worthwhile things that he brought to our industry.Peter’s memorial service will take place at St Mildred’s in Tenterden, Kent, on Friday May 9, at 12 noon. Everyone is welcome afterwards at the Garden House. Donations should be sent to the Jubilee Sailing Trust.
Soft colours are “it” for Springsays Pantone Bakers take note, colour company Pantone unveiled its Fashion Colour Report for Spring 2015 at New York Fashion Week in September.The Report features the top 10 colours for women’s and men’s fashion for spring 2015. And if you want to know what colour trends are coming the way of your cakes, it’s worth a read.This season there is a move toward the cooler and softer side of the colour spectrum, Pantone suggests. An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take centre stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times. Remembrances of retro delights, folkloric and floral art, and the magical worlds of tropical landscapes restore a sense of well-being as we head into warmer months.”Many feel compelled to be connected around the clock because we are afraid we’ll miss something important. There is a growing movement to step out and create ‘quiet zones’ to disconnect from technology and unwind, giving ourselves time to stop and be still,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute. “Colour choices follow the same minimalistic, ‘en plein air’ theme, taking a cue from nature rather than being reinvented or mechanically manipulated. Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.”Pantone’s top colours for women’s fashion for spring 2015 are:PANTONE 14-4313 AquamarinePANTONE 16-4725 Scuba BluePANTONE 14-5714 Lucite GreenPANTONE 19-4052 Classic BluePANTONE 14-1213 Toasted AlmondPANTONE 16-1720 Strawberry IcePANTONE 15-1247 TangerinePANTONE 13-0720 CustardPANTONE 18-1438 MarsalaPANTONE 14-4102 Glacier GrayThe top colours for men’s fashion for spring 2015 are:PANTONE 16-4120 Dusk BluePANTONE 14-4102 Glacier GrayPANTONE 18-0135 TreetopPANTONE 19-4052 Classic BluePANTONE 14-1213 Toasted AlmondPANTONE 18-0538 WoodbinePANTONE 16-1328 SandstonePANTONE 17-4014 TitaniumPANTONE 18-1438 MarsalaPANTONE 16-3310 Lavender HerbPantone suggests pairings such as Lucite Green with bold Classic Blue for a balanced and refreshed look.Toasted Almond pairs well with both Strawberry Ice and Tangerine, an energising, non-jarring take on orange that adds a pop of colour for spring, says Pantone. Combine all three for a delicious, almost retro-inspired look, it says.>> See the Full Fashion Colour Report Spring 2015
New York will require kindergarten through 12th grade schools to disclose the number of students and staff testing positive for COVID-19 and may force colleges with more than 100 cases to switch to remote learning, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday.Cuomo said the regulations would provide a check on the procedures put in place by colleges and give parents transparency about testing at elementary through high schools.”You have all your protocols. That’s nice,” Cuomo told a news conference. “If the state sees a cluster – just like colleges, just like workplaces, just like restaurants – we see a cluster in a school we are going to come in, override everything.” Cuomo criticized the administration of New York University for not preventing a large gathering of students in nearby Washington Square Park in New York City on Saturday night, and listed several other colleges in the state that have had spikes in COVID-19 cases.He said colleges must now report to the state’s health department when they have in excess of 100 cases, a threshold that would require a shift to remote classes unless there were extenuating circumstances.”Colleges across the country are seeing outbreaks,” he said. “This is going to be a problem.”Cuomo, a Democrat, also accused Republican President Donald Trump of “trying to kill New York City” by not approving infrastructure projects and not advocating for federal aid to states to deal with the economic fallout from the pandemic. Earlier on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republican leaders will introduce a proposal for additional coronavirus relief on Tuesday. The proposal is expected to have a far smaller scope than the $3 trillion bill passed in the Democratic-led House of Representatives in May.Cuomo said the president and the Senate would court economic disaster if they did not approve federal aid to states.”If they don’t provide a response the national economy will suffer for years,” he said. Topics :
BACOLOD City – A 56-year-old man wasstabbed and hacked to death in Barangay Luna, Cadiz City, NegrosOccidental. Officers of the Cadiz City policestation were investigating the incident./PN Police identified the fatality asresident Ronilo Fernandez. Tagged suspect was 42-year-oldresident Samson Batacandolo, a police report showed. Batacandolo, who also sustained a hackwound on the body, was brought to the Cadiz District Hospital for medicaltreatment. Fernandez died of hack and stab woundson the body. Batacandolo – who was believed to bedrunk – allegedly attacked Fernandez during a heated argument around 9:45 p.m.on Dec. 21. But it was not immediately established what caused the altercation.