Accenture and Microsoft Collaborate to Help Accelerate U.K.’s Transition to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Accenture and Microsoft Collaborate to Help Accelerate U.K.’s Transition to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 TAGS  WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleTwist Bioscience and Berry Genomics to Offer New NGS Solution to Advance Research and Precision MedicineNext articleJudge approves Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan for Belk chain Digital AIM Web Support Twittercenter_img Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Microsoft are teaming to help speed up the U.K.’s low-carbon transition. The companies, in conjunction with their joint venture, Avanade, will work together to help utility and energy companies transform the energy system and lower the cost of decarbonizing the supply and demand of electricity in the U.K., underpinned by open data, artificial intelligence (AI) and a digital workforce. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223006267/en/ Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade collaborate to help accelerate the UK’s low-carbon transition (Photo: Business Wire) The U.K. is the first G7 country to legislate for a net-zero target for carbon emissions by 2050. Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade will combine their unique capabilities across cloud, data and AI, coupled with their experience with internet of things, digital twins and industry transformation, to help utility and energy companies support the UK’s low-carbon ambition. SSE Renewables, a leading developer and operator of renewable energy across the UK and Ireland, is working with the companies to apply technology to reimagine its operations. Analytics, AI and data visualization capabilities are being deployed on Microsoft Azure for scalability and speed, empowering the company to generate actionable operational and commercial insights from diverse data sets. This helps SSE Renewables to be more cost effective and increase the reliability and life of its renewable generation assets. The company is also using AI to ensure wildlife is not adversely affected by its new windfarms. Rachel McEwen, chief sustainability officer at SSE Renewables, said, “The scale of the net-zero challenge is so great and the significance of achieving it so important, we need all hands-on deck. The energy system — electricity in particular — must be completely decarbonized very quickly, so that trickier sectors like heat and transport can reach zero carbon emissions. The answer to all the technological, market and regulatory challenges that result cannot possibly come from a single organization or sector. Partnerships, like the one between Microsoft and Accenture, are essential in bringing together an electricity utility like SSE with business and digital technology transformation specialists.” Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade’s integrated approach to U.K. decarbonization focuses on the following goals:Help utility and energy clients decarbonize the supply of energy by reducing the cost of renewable generation by up to 25% and increasing its role in system balancing — managing fluctuations in the production of electricity — while ensuring nuclear plays its role effectively as a continuous supplier of base-load electricity. The lifetime costs of offshore assets can be reduced, for example, by implementing remote inspection using drones and AI.Support the cost-effective electrification of energy demand. This includes enabling 50% of the new electricity demand for transportation and heating to contribute to balancing a system where more than 70% of the power generated is from renewable sources. For example, this could involve incentivizing the charging of electric vehicles when the wind is blowing.Efficiently match supply and demand for an electricity system that is zero-carbon by 2025 and help clients realize a 20% reduction in the cost of meeting increasing electricity demand through innovative approaches to network design, construction and operation — for instance, by creating digital twins of physical assets. These efforts will be supported through the use of open industry data to provide more secure, consistent and accessible information that will drive efficiency, support cross-industry innovation around new markets, and improve asset performance and optimization. The companies will also help clients digitally enable their workforces by harnessing the power and collective intelligence of diverse teams. Connected workers, for instance, could access support remotely, resulting in higher task completion rates, improved productivity and enhanced safety in the field. Toby Siddall, a managing director and lead for Accenture’s Resources business in the U.K. and Ireland, said, “The U.K.’s targets for net zero push focus onto the energy and utilities sectors through which the most significant impacts on decarbonization can be made. The time for action is now, and it will require innovative new approaches, solutions and ecosystems. Our integrated approach to decarbonization stems from a mutual belief that data and digital transformation are essential in enabling the transition to a low-carbon future, and it can lead to growth, new skills and competitiveness for the U.K. We believe it is a perfect focus for this collaboration between Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft, which can help drive the step changes needed.” Clare Barclay, CEO at Microsoft U.K., said, “Last year, Microsoft announced we would be carbon negative by 2030 and remove our entire carbon footprint by 2050. A fundamental way in which we aim to achieve these targets is through technological innovation. Likewise, we pledged to develop and deploy digital technologies to help others reduce their carbon footprints. As part of our commitment to creating a greener and sustainable world, we are proud to partner with Accenture and Avanade to deploy technologies to help UK-based utility companies transform the generation, storage and supply of clean energy.” Avanade will combine its digital skills and capabilities with Microsoft technology to deliver digital transformation. Andy Gillett, general manager of Avanade U.K. and Ireland, said, “A massive transformation is underway in the energy sector fueled by rising expectations of both consumers and employees and a growing focus on sustainability. At Avanade, we’re seeing significant demand for cloud-based solutions, which are helping deliver results at huge scale, while reducing cost. Innovative solutions that put data at the heart of the business improve speed to market and benefit the environment, delight our clients, inspire our people and help us continue to make a genuine impact.” This new joint effort builds on decades of collaboration in the U.K. and around the world. Together, Accenture and Avanade have delivered more than 35,000 Microsoft projects for more than 12,000 clients in more than 20 industries around the world. About Accenture Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 514,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com. About Microsoft Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more. About Avanade Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 39,000 professionals in 25 countries, bringing clients our best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com. Copyright © 2021 Accenture. All rights reserved. Accenture and its logo are registered trademarks of Accenture. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223006267/en/ CONTACT: Matthew Corser Accenture +44 755 784 9009 [email protected] [email protected] Booty Avanade +44 7930760031 [email protected] KEYWORD: EUROPE UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER ENERGY SOFTWARE UTILITIES NETWORKS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Accenture Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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€5 million R&D grant confirmed for Randox Teo in Dungloe

first_img Previous articleBloody Foreland thatched cottage saved from destruction after fire outbreakNext articleWest Tyrone MLA Barry McElduff receives death threats admin A €5 million Research and Development grant has been announced for Randox in Dungloe, to be paid over the next five years.The payment was approved at a cabinet meeting attended by Junior Minister Joe Mc Hugh. He says it weill enable Randox to develop its Dungloe facility as a world class R&D centre of excellence for biochip technology and diagnostic equipment.Randox Teoranta was established in 2008 in Dungloe and currently employs 85 people, with #Dungloe2020 recruitment focused on manufacturing, software development, engineering and life sciences.The company has set an employment target of 450 jobs by the end of 2020, and Minister Mc Hugh says today’s decision will help ensure that happens……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/joeweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Welcoming the government’s green light for the grant, Dr Peter FitzGerald, MD at Randox, explains how the finance will assist pioneering scientific research:“Randox Teoranta is a next generation life-sciences, engineering research and manufacturing centre and to further our progress, we have ring-fenced more than €10m for 3 special projects; Biochip Research, Disease State Research and Chemical-Mechanical Engineering. The €5m from Údarás na Gaeltachta will also be used to support these vital programmes, which will ultimately improve healthcare world-wide.“These projects and the wider #Dungloe2020 programme, are visionary and transformative; by supporting our ambitions, both Údarás na Gaeltachta and the government, have rubber-stamped their commitment to transforming the high-value knowledge economy of the region.” By admin – July 7, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North €5 million R&D grant confirmed for Randox Teo in Dungloelast_img read more

“Present Matter Has Pan India Ramifications, This Court Has No Territorial Jurisdiction To Adjudicate The Same'[Read Jharkhand HC Order Dismissing Plea Against NLAT]

first_imgNews Updates”Present Matter Has Pan India Ramifications, This Court Has No Territorial Jurisdiction To Adjudicate The Same'[Read Jharkhand HC Order Dismissing Plea Against NLAT] Sparsh Upadhyay11 Sep 2020 7:28 AMShare This – x”The present matter has pan India ramifications and petitioners have failed to make out a strong ground so as to invoke the extraordinary writ jurisdiction of this Court which is otherwise plenary in nature, it would not be appropriate for this Court to interfere with the notice dated 03.09.2020 issued by NLSIU, Bengaluru”, Jharkhand High Court said while dismissing the Writ petition…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”The present matter has pan India ramifications and petitioners have failed to make out a strong ground so as to invoke the extraordinary writ jurisdiction of this Court which is otherwise plenary in nature, it would not be appropriate for this Court to interfere with the notice dated 03.09.2020 issued by NLSIU, Bengaluru”, Jharkhand High Court said while dismissing the Writ petition challenging the decision of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, to hold a separate admission test called the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT).A Single Bench of Justice Rajesh Shankar had reserved the Orders on Thursday (10th September) on the petitions filed by 5 law aspirants from Jharkhand who challenged the decision of the NLSIU to hold a separate admission test and sought the quashing of the notice dated 03.09.2020 issued by NLSIU declaring that a separate examination for admission to its Five Years B.A, LL.B. (Hons.) degree programme will be held on 12.09.2020.The Court acknowledged the fact that due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the CLAT 2020 was not conducted on the scheduled date and was shifted from time to time and presently the said examination is scheduled to be held on 28.09.2020.In the meantime, the Court noted, on 03.09.2020 the NLSIU, Bengaluru came up with a notice informing inter alia that the NLSIU Bengaluru would be conducting a separate examination on 12.09.2020 for admission to its five years B.A. LL.B. (Hons) degree programme.To get the information regarding the Arguments put forth in the Jharkhand High Court on Thursday (10th September), please refer to this article.Court’s OrderThe Court took note of the fact that the examination of National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) 2020 is scheduled to be held on Saturday (12.09.2020) and the students from all over the country will appear in the said examination and thus, the primary question before this court is as to whether in the present facts and situation, would it be appropriate for this court, keeping in view the future prospects of thousands of students, to pass any direction which may have ramifications all over the country.While relying on the Judgments of the Apex Court in the Cases of Narendra Kumar Maheshwari v. Union of India & Others 1990 Supp SCC 440, Chhavi Mehrotra v. Director General, Health Services 1995 Supp (3) SCC 434 and Union of India & Ors. Vs. R. Thiyagarajan 2020 SCC Online SC 349, the High Court concluded that there cannot be a straitjacket formula to deal with the cases affecting an all-India issue or having ramifications all over the country.In this context, the Court noted,”The High Courts themselves should introduce a certain amount of discipline having regard to the principles of comity of courts administering the same general laws applicable all over the country in respect of granting interim orders which will have repercussion or effect beyond the jurisdiction of the particular courts. Such an exercise will be a useful contribution in evolving good conventions in the federal judicial system.”The Court further remarked,”It is not justified for a High Court to pass any order which has pan India repercussions. The reason behind it is that when the same issue is raised in different High Courts, there might be a possibility of different views coming up which would create an impossible situation for the implementing agency to comply with all the orders.”While relying on the Judgment of the Apex Court in the Case of Kusum Ingots & Alloys Ltd. Vs. Union of India & Another, reported in (2004) 6 SCC 254, the High Court said that even if a small part of the cause of action arises within the territorial jurisdiction of the High Court, the same by itself may not be considered to be a determinative factor compelling the High Court to decide the matter on merit. The Court, in appropriate cases, may refuse to exercise its discretionary jurisdiction by invoking the doctrine of forum convenience.Further, the Court observed,”Most of the grounds taken by the petitioners in challenging the impugned notice dated 03.09.2020 issued by NLSIU, Bengaluru to conduct NLAT, 2020 are substantially based on the terms and conditions of the bylaws agreed amongst all the participating NLUs forming the CLAT Consortium, the secretariat of which is located at Bengaluru itself.”The Court also took into account the fact that the petitioners-students have also based their contentions on the alleged violation of different terms and conditions of the bylaws by NLSIU Bengaluru which is also located in the State of Karnataka.To this, the Bench said,”In my view, it primarily seems to be an inter se dispute between CLAT consortium and NLSIU Bengaluru and this court has no territorial jurisdiction to adjudicate the same.”The Court also took into account the fact that a similar writ petition was pending before the Apex Court.It may be noted that the said petition was filed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court by a former Vice-Chancellor of NLSIU, Bengaluru, challenging the decision of NLSIU, Bengaluru to conduct a separate Law Entrance Examination i.e. NLAT, 2020.On Friday (11th September), the Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan allowed the National Law School of India to conduct the Admission Test-NLAT2020 as per the schedule tomorrow.However, the Bench restrained the Administration from declaring the results and making Admissions.The issues of the Petitioners and NLSIU’s reply noted by the High CourtWhen the High Court asked the counsel for the petitioners as to what prejudice has been caused to the petitioners by the action of the respondent no.1 in conducting NLAT, 2020, it was submitted that one of the technical requirements to appear in the said examination by maintaining the minimum bandwidth speed of 1 MBPS is arbitrary and unreasonable.In response to that, it was submitted by the learned Senior Counsel for the respondent no.1, NLSIU, Bengaluru that the reduced speed now required internet bandwidth of 512 kbps which can easily be accessed by any of the candidates.The learned counsel for the petitioners had also contended that no test centre has been provided in the State of Jharkhand, however, the said contention was refuted by Mr. Poovayya, submitting that a centre has already been provided in Dhanbad.The learned counsel for the petitioners further contended that the pattern of the examination has been changed by the respondent no.1, which may cause prejudice to the interest of the petitioners.Refuting the said contention, Mr. Poovayya submitted that the pattern of the examination has not been changed, rather the number of questions have been reduced and the purpose behind it is not to test the students strictly on the aptitude of the law but on general aptitude.Consequently, the writ petition was dismissed.It may be noted that earlier today (11-09-2020), the Madhya Pradesh High Court had allowed the petitioner to withdraw the petition challenging NLAT and approach appropriate High Court.The aforesaid order was given in the plea filed by a CLAT aspirant, who had moved the Madhya Pradesh High Court (Jabalpur Bench) challenging the sudden withdrawal of NLSIU Bangalore from CLAT 2020, to hold a separate entrance test namely NLAT (National Law Aptitude Test) 2020.Case Details:Case Title: Xenia Dhar, Palak Sharma, Gaurav Mitra, Vishal Raj Singh and Aditya Raj v. NLSIU & Ors.Case No.: W.P.(C) No.2454 of 2020Quorum: Justice Rajesh ShankarAppearance: Advocates Shubham Gautam & Baibhaw Gahlaut (for the Petitioners); Sajan Poovayya, Sr. Advocate & Advocate Indrajit Sinha (for respondent-NLSIU); Shreesha Sinha, A.C. to ASGI (For respondent-The Union of India); Advocate Manoj Tandon (for respondent-The Consortium of National Law Universities)Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Confirmed case of COVID-19 at Strabane school

first_img Google+ Twitter Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Previous articleHarps working through crisis – Aidan CampbellNext article9 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Northern Ireland News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Confirmed case of COVID-19 at Strabane schoolcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – March 20, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic There has been a confirmed case of Coronavirus at a Strabane school.In a statement this afternoon, Strabane Academy says they have been informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school community and following guidelines, the school will be closed to all pupils and staff next week to allow for an enhanced deep clean.The school will reopen for all children of key workers on Monday March 30th. Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Mandatory evacuation, fires after Texas refinery explosion

first_imgMattGush/iStock(PORT NECHES, Texas) — A mandatory evacuation and curfew were ordered following an explosion at a petrochemical refinery in Texas early Wednesday morning, officials said.At least three tanks are on fire as responders work to keep the fire from spreading to other tanks, officials said during a press conference Wednesday night.Evacuations have been ordered for 4 miles around the TPC Group Port Neches Operations site, the facility where the explosion occurred. There is no estimate of when people can return to their homes, officials stated.Black debris was seen floating in the air after the explosion and the public has been warned not to touch it with bare hands.“The black stuff floating, don’t touch it,” said Troy Monk, the director of Health, Safety and Security at TPC Group.So far, air monitoring has not yielded results that cause concern, Monk said, but monitoring will continue throughout the community. The Red Cross opened a shelter for displaced residents, and the CDC has been requested to educate the community about any health impacts, according to the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management.There were three injured in the explosion — two employees and one contractor. They’ve all been released from the hospital, the officials said.The cause of the explosion is under investigation.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Plans announced for a new John Lewis store

first_imgShoppers from across the city have been very positive about how it could give the Westgate shopping centre a much needed facelift. Many shoppers commented on how they were looking forward to visiting the new 10,000 square foot John Lewis.The proposals also aim to develop a new car park, and hopefully include some new independent shops. As well as this, there are plans to include a cinema, café and a rooftop terrace. At the same time, new homes would be built.Colin Cook, the city council’s executive development member said, “A decision on the outline planning application is expected to be made early next year, with construction work potentially starting later in the year and the new centre opening by Christmas 2016.“This is probably the fifth major plan for the redevelopment of the Westgate Centre since it was built and I look forward to examining the detailed proposals in due course.” This would be a two-stage process. After the initial planning application is approved, then a full one will be submitted.Oxford students expressed differing opinions about the opening store. Many seem indifferent and are not disappointed that it will be opening after their graduation. A second year student from New College commented, “I don’t anticipate that it will add much more, we’ve already got exceptional choice.”An Economics and Management student stated, “I am not particularly gutted I will have graduated by then. I never really have reason to go into John Lewis.”Another student seemed more positive about the store, explaining “I am very happy and excited for John Lewis to be opening. It will bring much needed variety to the Westgate shopping centre and will serve as a nice addition to Primark. It is a shame it will be open after graduation.”last_img read more

Challenged Statements Protected By Absolute Privilege, COA affirms

first_img Challenged Statements Protected By Absolute Privilege, COA affirmsOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comThe Indiana Court of Appeals has affirmed partial summary judgment for an Indianapolis law firm in a defamation case, finding the challenged statements made by the firm were protected by absolute privilege.The case of Thomas N. Eckerle v. Katz & Korin, P.C. and Michael W. Hile, 49A02-1608-CT-1894, centers around a series of claims related to Boone County Utilities LLC, a failed utility company. In 1995, Newland Resources LLC and Branham Corp. entered into an agreement to form BCU; it subsequently filed for bankruptcy in 2003.A liquidation plan for BCU “‘called for BCU’s creditors to be paid 100 percent of their allowed claims and for the distribution of $3.0 million to Newland, BCU’s sole member, per its allowed equity interest.” Shortly thereafter, Branham filed for bankruptcy, and Indiana attorney Thomas Eckerle represented Newland in those bankruptcy proceedings.Branham also sued Newland and other defendants related to the BCU transaction, including Eckerle, alleging conversion, conspiracy and breach of contract. The conversion and conspiracy claims were dismissed, and Branham was awarded roughly $390,000 from Newland on the breach of contract claims.Then in 2011, Branham, represented by now defunct-firm Stewart & Irwin, once again sued Newland and Eckerle, this time asserting criminal offenses related to the distribution of certain BCU-related funds, from which Branham said it was entitled to treble damages. Those claims were not successful, but in 2012, BCU reopened its bankruptcy action and filed a complaint against Branham and S&I, urging the bankruptcy court to declare its rulings had a preclusive effect relating to Branham’s claims. That case was known as AP-128.Katz & Korin P.C. and attorney Michael Hile entered their appearance for S&I, which was later dismissed without prejudice from the proceedings, subject to BCU’s right to later seek sanctions. BCU then filed an amended complaint in bankruptcy court, which Katz & Korin moved to dismiss.Eckerle then moved to intervene as a plaintiff in AP-128, alleging that Hile had made “defamatory, despicable and completely unfounded charges of bankruptcy fraud” against him, including referring to his work for Newland as “monkeyshines” and alleging he was hired to assist in the “fraudulent transfer of assets.” The firm filed a response on Nov. 4, 2013, and the bankruptcy court denied Eckerle’s motion. The court also struck the Nov. 4 document “since it was filed by an entity not a party to this adversary proceeding.”Eckerle then filed a defamation, invasion of privacy and abuse of process case in October 2015. He raised multiple claims of libel against Hile for statements he made during the proceedings, but the firm claimed absolute privilege, among other affirmative defenses. The parties filed cross-motions for partial summary judgment, which the court granted to the firm and Hile, finding the firm had absolute privilege because the statements were “relevant and pertinent” to AP-128.The Indiana Court of Appeals agreed, with Judge Patricia Riley writing the alleged defamatory statements were relevant because they were the result of BCU’s bankruptcy, from which AP-128 stemmed. Similarly, because S&I was originally party to AP-128 and because Katz & Korin served as counsel for S&I throughout the proceedings, the statements can be protected by absolute privilege, Riley wrote.Finally, relying on the decision in Briggs v. Clinton County Bank & Trust Co., 452 N.E.2d 989, 997 (Ind. Ct. App. 1983), the appellate panel found the statements made by the firm in the Nov. 4 document are protected, even though the court struck the document.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

ISA plays it cool with Zero

first_imgISA has launched a new range of blast chillers and freezers, suitable for use in pastry shops and food-to-go outlets.The Zero range features a variety of horizontal and vertical units in different sizes, to suit different locations. They are finished in stainless steel, so are easy to clean. The Zero can be operated in two ways, either by pre-set parameters, which can be chosen to suit the type of food – nine basic programmes are supplied as standard – or the operator can design individual programmes to suit specific requirements. The programmes can be input by a control panel with LCD display.There is an automatic hot-gas defrost system that removes ice quickly to ensure continuous operation; manual defrost is also an option. All ISA’s products use 100% HCFC-free polyurethane insulation and eco-friendly refrigerant gases.www.isaspa.uk.comlast_img read more

Exquisite Handmade Cakes scoops two new venues

first_imgExquisite Handmade Cakes has announced its cakes will be stocked at Lord’s Cricket Ground this summer, after also being sold at the Chelsea Flower Show.The Leeds-based company makes a selection of gateaux, cakes, muffins, shortbreads and sweet slices and estimates it will supply a combined 507,000 guests across the two venues over the 2013 summer.Viv Parry, founder of Exquisite Handmade Cakes, said: “It’s testament to our team’s creativity, passion, and product quality that our cakes have been selected by the finest bastions of British ‘afternoon tea’ such as Lord’s Cricket Ground and Chelsea Flower Show.“With all of our products, when crafting our ranges, our ethos has been simple. We want to hand-make products with the finest ingredients to the highest possible standard. We hope that all guests at each venue will agree that they look delicious and taste utterly exquisite.”last_img read more