Marvellous marbling

first_imgMarbled wedding cakeThis is a cake that is fast to make and looks great, but you do have to realise that it will look different every time you make it and it is important to explain that to the customer.There are several steps to making this cake.1 Filling the sponges: as with the previous cakes, this can be done the day before.2 Applying the marbled ganache: Heat up the white and dark ganache* to 35?c. They should not be any warmer, otherwise they will just slide off the cake as the fresh cream or buttercream melts.The dark chocolate ganache should not be more than 10% of the volume of the white ganache if you want to achieve a good-quality marbled effect.3 Pour the dark ganache into the white ganache in a circular movement but do not stir.4 Next, pour the combined white and dark ganache over the cake and let the excess drip off. You can not reuse the excess ganache for wedding cakes, but it can be used to flavour crèmes or as truffle fillings. Please note that you might find it easier to give the cake a base coating of white ganache only.5 Decorate the cake to your own or the customer’s taste.*You can find recipes for ganache on the Callebaut website or use their “ready to use” Crème Dell’ Artigiano’s. All of the products we have used are available from Bekaert & Dupont.n Igor Bekaert served his apprenticeship and subsequently qualified as a pastry chef and chocolatier in the renowned Patisserie School ’De Groene Poort’ in Bruges. In 1996, after 12 years’ experience Igor, with his wife Ann, moved to London to broaden his skills and knowledge. In February 1996 he began working as a chocolatier in the Patisserie Valerie group. After that, with his wife Ann, he opened a bakery and patisserie ingredients company, Bekaert & Dupont, committed to offering specialised products dedicated to the patissier and baker.last_img read more

GOP Senators Back Solar, Seek Exemption From Trump Tariff

first_imgGOP Senators Back Solar, Seek Exemption From Trump Tariff FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:On May 9th, eight Republican U.S. senators from strong solar states, and a couple of aspirants, signed a letter requesting that ‘utility-scale’ 72 cell, 1500-V solar modules be exempted from the 30% Section 201 solar panel tariff.The eight Republican U.S. senators are Thom Tillis (NC), Dean Heller (NV), Jerry Moran (KS), Cory Gardner (CO), Lindsey Graham (SC), Richard Burr (NC), Pat Roberts (KS), and Tim Scott (SC). North Carolina and Nevada are solar heavyweights, and Colorado also has a healthy solar market. South Carolina has recently seen the public turn toward solar with its ongoing $9 billion nuclear boondoggle, and Kansas is really just getting started with solar.If this tariff were to be effectively rescinded for utility-scale customers the results could be significant in terms of total volume relative to the whole of the United States, as the utility scale sector is bearing the greatest consequences of this solar panel tariff. GTM Research estimates just short of 600 MW in cancelled installations as a result of the tariff in 2018, but a jump to about 1.6 GW in 2019. For comparison’s sake, the residential and commercial solar markets were about 2 GW each in 2017.The reason the utility-scale solar power sector suffers so much versus other sectors is that the solar panel itself represents a much greater part of final installation costs. In a $1/W, utility-scale installation, a 30¢/W solar panel is 30% of system costs. That same panel in a $3/W residential install is 10% of system costs. Thus the 30% Section 201 tariff, with its 9¢/W tax, increases the cost of a utility scale project by 9%, but a residential system only 3%. Same amount of money – different effect.That utility-scale solar panels weren’t being manufactured in the United States was brought up during the original hearings when the Section 201 tariff was being debated. This argument did not seem to sway trade officials.More: Republicans Request Utility-Scale Solar Panel Tariff Exemptionlast_img read more

I do declare …

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WSA director speaks at USG senate meeting

first_imgShyann Murphy, director of the Women’s Student Assembly, defended the organization’s mission statement to the Undergraduate Student Government Senate at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Tuesday night.Murphy, a junior, showcased some of their signature events for this year. These include FemFest, which gives space to musicians and artists of marginalized backgrounds; Take Back the Night, which allows sexual assault survivors to speak and heal while advocating for a safer campus; and the upcoming Body Love Week, which encourages “radical self love.”“The focus of Body Love Week this year is to recognize that body love is an ongoing process, so we’re having a lot of events that focus on healing and learning to love your body and learning to appreciate your body,” Murphy said. “As people, we’re constantly invaded with these messages that we’re not enough if our bodies are not enough.”Murphy also explained that being a student at USC is a “huge social privilege,” and that the student body should challenge “oppressive structures of power.”“An oppressive structure of power, in my mind, is anything that discourages and puts a barrier to the success that a group is capable of having,” Murphy said.Murphy cited sexual assault as an example, arguing that women who fear being assaulted are negatively impacted in academic settings, with many victims dropping out of school.USG Residential Senator Giuseppe Robalino said that the description of WSA on its online page sounded too forceful.“I read a description of your group … where you say that you ‘work to dismantle oppressive structures of power,’” Robalino said. “Now my concern … is that considering that all the other programming board assemblies that have been featured on our page, the tone of their mission statement and descriptions are very much about inclusiveness, education, empowerment, but the wording [in the WSA page] could come off as fighting words.”Murphy responded that the reason certain student sectors need inclusion is because they are being oppressed.“By shying away from things that are oppressive structures of power, you are ignoring those structures and allowing them to continue,” Murphy said. “When I look at the campus survey and I see that … women who were sexually assaulted didn’t report their sexual assault because of the structures we have at USC, you don’t encourage them to report. Then that’s a structure of power.”Murphy emphasized that she doesn’t mind the aggressiveness.“I see my position and my budget as a way to dismantle that structure,” Murphy said. “Those might sound like fighting words, but when there are people who don’t feel comfortable and safe on our campus, then it is appropriate to have that fight.”Furthermore, she expressed the importance of not caring about the tone of crucial ideas.“There is this term called ‘tone policing,’” Murphy said. “It’s the idea that when somebody has a certain tone, you’re putting them down or saying my emotions and my tone and the way that I choose to express things doesn’t make my point any less valid or legitimate.”After the meeting, Lena Melilo, WSA assistant director, said that microaggressions are one of the significant ways oppression manifests itself.“You might not even notice them, but all these microaggressions add up,” Melilo said. “If you hear rape jokes on campus, and people say, ‘That’s just a joke,’ that makes you feel unsafe on campus. Or if you’re in a class, and the syllabus only has straight, white, upper middle-class men, then you might not feel like your voice is being heard.”Murphy agreed that sometimes concerns about being too politically correct must be questioned.“There are a lot of concerns about being ‘PC,’ and I think that sometimes [they] come from a place of not wanting to be challenged on everyday things that we just kind of assume,” Murphy said. “So it’s important, especially if you’re concerned that you’re being silenced, for you to question why it is so necessary for you to say that.”Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Sen. Giuseppe Robalino said the wording on the WSA page could come off as exciting. Robalino said it could come off as “fighting words.”  The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

Dumont woman is fatality from Friday night Mason City crash

first_imgMASON CITY — Three of the four names of those involved in a fatal crash on Mason City’s east side on Friday night have been released. Officers were called shortly before 10:45 PM to California Avenue just south of State Highway 122, where they found a vehicle had rolled over, two persons had been ejected from the vehicle, and two others were still inside the vehicle. All four were taken to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center. The Mason City Police Department says 21-year-old Madisyn Ensign of Dumont was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of the injuries she sustained. The driver, 24-year-old Tomas Berk of Aredale, as well as a passenger,18-year-old Dominic Clifford, whose hometown was not identified, were both hospitalized after sustaining injuries. A fourth occupant, an unnamed minor, was treated and released from the hospital. Police Chief Jeff Brinkley says the crash remains under investigation, and if anyone has information about the crash, they are asked to contact the Police Department at 421-3636.last_img read more

See what KL Rahul really thinks about being India’s WK in limited overs cricket!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/AFPAdvertisement 12o086fNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsiurbhyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewzg8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 32iWould you ever consider trying this?😱wtg0sCan your students do this? 🌚aw9rrRoller skating! Powered by Firework Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s hiatus, Rishab Pant’s flimsy performance behind the stumps. While Team India was lacking in a good wicket keeper, the discovery of KL Rahul’s wicket keeping talent in the recent ODI series against Australia has been a boon for the squad. Praise from pundits and supporters and commemoration from the skipper Virat Kohli himself, the blasting opener is securing his role with the gloves. And what matters most, the player is enjoying his new duty.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/AFPFollowing yesterday’s victory in the first match of the T20 series against New Zealand, KL Rahul was present in the post match interview, and the newborn keeper mentions its actually not his first major wicket keeping duty.Rahul said: “I am honestly loving it, in the international stage it might look that I am new to wicket-keeping, but I have done this role in the domestic cricket. I have done it for my IPL franchise, I enjoy staying behind the stumps.”Advertisement Playing for Karnataka cricket team, Rahul has previously donned the gloves for behind the stump role, and also revealed the benefits of being a keeper in a match.The 27 year old continued: “It gives me a great idea of how the pitch is playing then I can pass on the message to the skipper and bowlers. Wicket-keeping requires you to be pro-active. I am enjoying the responsibility.”Advertisement Since his debut in white ball cricket back in 2016, Rahul was having sporadic call ups for international series. However, with stunning performance on the 22 yards in recent matches has him secured in a versatile role in the batting order, as seen against the Aussies last week, coming in both as an opener and also down in the middle order.“I felt like I was not getting enough game time, I was a part of the team for a long time, but I used to get just a couple of games. As a batsman, you need some time in the middle. I got runs in domestic cricket and that has worked really well for me.”Previously a member of Indian Premier League sides Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rahul joined Kings XI Punjab in 2018, and his performance in IPL has been a major factor for strengthening his position in the international squad.Tomorrow is India’s second T20 match of the New Zealand series at Eden ParkAlso read-What KL Rahul did with his MOTM cash prize will melt your hearts! Advertisementlast_img read more