AMF names Eric Tellier as account manager for UK

first_imgEric Tellier has joined AMF Bakery Systems as regional account manager for the United Kingdom.The company said the appointment was part of its ongoing strategy to develop key markets across the Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and the Asia-Pacific & Japan regions.AMF described Tellier as “a true bakery market specialist” who has worked in baking machinery and solutions for nearly his entire career.Tellier said the UK was a key market for AMF Bakery Systems.“Brexit will certainly have its effect on the import of consumer goods, so local producers, large bakeries and also the local bakeries will have their hands full supplying the market. That is where AMF comes in to support and develop their capacity and efficiency,” he added.Tellier, who has worked throughout the US and Europe, said it was fascinating to see how the global bakery industry kept moving and innovating.“We’re seeing successful players within the industry partnering together to provide integrated solutions that improve productivity and product quality for bakers.“We learn a lot from our customers’ experiences and use their feedback to achieve success and continuously improve our offerings.”The appointment comes 12 months after Tromp Group and Den Boer Baking Systems were integrated under AMF Bakery Systems.last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Christens New Madison Venue, The Sylvee, With SunSquabi [Photo/Video]

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Daniel Ojeda As owners to keys of the city, frequent visiting neighbors from the south, and masterminds behind several epic and historic concerts played in Madison, Wisconsin, Umphrey’s McGee did something that few bands get the privilege of doing when playing in Madison—they christened a brand-spankin’-new venue. The newly constructed Sylvee, barely a week old, can now be added to the list of 40-plus concerts Umphrey’s McGee has played in Madison over their twenty-year career.Colorado jamtronica act Sunsquabi opened the show. Although the crowd slowly trickled in over the course of their set, they made sure to put on a good show for those who were in attendance. By the time Umphrey’s took the stage to open the show with “Tango Mike”, the audience has filled up. Interestingly enough, the show featured a lot more instrumentals like “Miss Tinkle’s Overture”, “Blue Echo,” “Tribute to the Spinal Shaft”, “Triple Wide”, and “Wizard Burial Ground” than songs than lead vocalist Brendan Bayliss actually sings. His voice shined on “Words” and “Much Obliged,” but apart from those he wasn’t featured heavily in the mix.“Tango Mike”The copious amount of instrumentals allowed for the band to do plenty of jamming. “Blue Echo”, a song that is always stretched out, featured some of the tastiest improvisation of the night. The second set had a pretty neat “Much Obliged” that went in a couple distinct directions but eventually segued into the speed metal of “Wizard Burial Ground.” It was a fun transistion, especially considering how different the two songs are. The band capped the night off with a fun but straight-forward cover of the Pink Floyd classic “Breathe”, which had both the dub portion and the regular portion. Next up, Umphrey’s moves onto Chicago for the third and final night of the Big Weekend event, which spans multiple venues throughout the city.You can check out a gallery of photos from Umphrey’s McGee’s show last night at Madison, Wisconsin’s newly opened Sylvee below, courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Sylvee | Madison, WI | 10/5/2018Set I (8:16): Tango Mike > Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Words -> Blue Echo > What We Could Get, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Push and Pull, JaJunk (9:30)Set II (10:02): Looks, The Triple Wide > Daffodils, It Doesn’t Matter [1] > Much Obliged [2] > Wizard Burial Ground (11:10)E (11:15): Breathe [3] (11:24)[1] Proverbial jam[2] unfinished[3] Dub VersionUmphrey’s McGee | The Sylvee | Madison, WI | 10/5/2018 | Photo: Daniel Ojedalast_img read more

Home birth ‘carries higher risk’ for first-time mothers

first_imgHealthLifestyle Home birth ‘carries higher risk’ for first-time mothers by: – November 25, 2011 29 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Where is the safest place to have a baby? Three mothers talk about their experiencesA home birth carries a higher risk for the babies of first-time mothers, according to a landmark study published in the British Medical Journal. However, the chance of harm to the baby is still under 1%, the study of almost 65,000 births in England found. For a second birth there was no difference in the risk to babies between home, a midwife-led unit or a doctor-led hospital unit. Midwife-led care was in general much more likely to lead to a natural birth. The Birthplace study is the largest carried out into the safety of different maternity settings – comparing births at home, in midwife-led units attached to hospitals, those that are stand-alone and doctor-led hospital units. All the women followed had healthy pregnancies and began labour with no known risk factors. It found that, overall, birth is very safe wherever it happens. The rates of complications, including stillbirth or other problems affecting the baby, was 5.3 per 1,000 births in hospital compared with 9.3 per 1,000 home births.Prof Peter Brocklehurst, who led the research, said there were clear differences between women having their first baby and those having subsequent children. He said: “The risk of an adverse outcome for a baby are higher for a woman planning her first baby at home than in all of the other settings, but there was no difference between the midwife and hospital obstetric units.”About 45% of women planning to have their first baby at home were transferred during labour, although this was mainly because of delays in giving birth and the need for an epidural pain-relief injection, rather than because the baby was in distress. The transfer itself was not thought to be responsible for the difference because there was no raised risk for women moved from stand-alone midwife units to hospital during labour. There was no difference in risk when women were having their second baby, whether that was at home, in a midwife unit or a traditional hospital setting.The rate of transfer from home to hospital was much lower too, at just 12%. Currently, about 90% of babies are born in medically-led hospital obstetric units. And in many areas women have a limited choice of where to have their baby. Mary Newburn, from the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), said this research should drive an an expansion in midwife-led care, either at birth centres or at home for the half of women expected to have a low-risk birth. “It’s so disappointing that, at the moment, in 50% of NHS trusts there are no midwife-led units. And only 3% of births are home births. “We think those figures show women don’t really have access to out-of-hospital options.”The research also confirms that midwife-led care is much more likely to lead to a normal birth – without any interventions, including forceps or ventouse.That was true whether the baby was born at home or in a midwife-led unit. The emergency Caesarean rate for the low-risk women in the study was 11% in doctor-led units compared with only 2.8% at home, and 4.4% in a midwife led unit on a hospital site. Louise Silverton, from the Royal College of Midwives, said: “Where a woman needs an emergency Caesarean section for their first birth, they will not be regarded as low risk for the next birth, and won’t have the choice of going outside a medically-led unit.”The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) said it supported the expansion of midwife-led units located on hospital sites, as there can be rapid transfer if complications occur. Although researchers say they could not find an explanation for the higher level of interventions in units run by doctors, RCOG president, Dr Tony Falconer, said: “Within an obstetric unit, care is provided in a multidisciplinary, multi-professional manner, involving midwives and specialist doctors. “Midwifery and obstetric units both work to standard clinical guidelines and medical help is provided only when indicated.”By Branwen JeffreysHealth correspondent, BBC News Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Bulldogs Win 3-Way Meet At Milan

first_imgBatesville Swimming at Milan.Girls Results. BHS 147, OA 96, Milan 44.Girls are 16-4 on the season (2-2 EIAC). Best record at this point ever!Event Winners: Hannah Cox (IM), Taylor Villani (50/100 Free), Emily Gutzwiller (100 Fly, 100 Breast), Emily Weiler (500 Free).Boys Results.  BHS 120, Milan 83, OA 73.Boys are 9-7 on the season (2-2 EIAC).Event Winners: Kegan Main (100 Fly) and Evan Miller (100 Free).Courtesy of Batesville Coach T. J. Greene.last_img