Explore Indonesia’s Unique Spices with Chef Raymond Siek

Harvest from Chef Garden

Fresh Shallots from Chef Garden

Fresh Carrots from Chef Garden

Chef Garden presents an engaging opportunity to explore Indonesian produce in our interactive Culinary Cave experience at Bejana.”

— Karim Tayach

NUSA DUA, BALI, INDONESIA, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — To say The Ritz-Carlton, Bali’s Executive Chef Raymond Siek is passionate about food would be a serious understatement. From the quality and freshness of the ingredients to the elegant plating and service, Chef Raymond and his team ensure guests experience nothing but the best no matter when or where they dine in the resort.

To help ensure this outstanding freshness, Chef Raymond and his team have established a Chef’s Garden in the resort’s beautiful grounds specifically to grow Indonesian spices, herbs, vegetables and fruit, meaning his menus feature the freshest and seasonal local ingredients.

As General Manager Karim Tayach notes, “From the fragrant herbs to the myriad of spices used in traditional Indonesian cooking, the resort’s team is working on growing them in our chef’s garden. For the culinary team, this means super fresh ingredients. Meanwhile for our guests, it presents an engaging opportunity to explore Indonesian produce in our interactive Culinary Cave experience at Bejana.”

Led by Chef Made the main part of the farm-to-table cooking class takes place at Culinary Cave at Bejana, the resort’s signature Indonesian restaurant, an exciting gourmet learning center where guests can discover Indonesia’s rich culinary heritage and its treasure trove of herbs and spices in a fun and immersive hands-on experience.

The day starts with gathering ingredients, either with a guided visit to Bali’s famed Kedongan fish market, where the chef will source the freshest produce while explaining the does and don’ts of buying seafood along the way, or exploring the richness of Indonesian natural resources in the Chef’s Garden.

Visits to the garden are always enjoyable and allow guests to see popular and unusual local produce, as well as absorb the multitude of enticing aromas, such as the zesty citrus tang of kaffir lime leaves that go perfectly with the red and bird’s eye chilies, tomatoes and red shallots, all of which can be freshly picked to turn into a spicy Balinese sambal under the chef’s guidance. As you explore, learn from your on-hand talented chef how the Indonesians use produce like the pungent lemon basil leaves and the myriad ways Indonesians use turmeric and other plants in its family. Children will also have the opportunity to visit the Chef’s garden as part of Ritz Kids daily activities as scheduled and learn about the traditional herbs and spices.

After harvesting in the garden or returning from the market, it’s back to the Culinary Cave with Chef Made to learn and create traditional Indonesian dishes, uncovering culinary secrets as you go. The experience culminates in a celebratory lunch where the group sits together to sample the dishes they have created.

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About The Ritz-Carlton, Bali.
Located on a stunning beachfront combining with a dramatic clifftop setting, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is a luxurious resort offering an elegant tropical ambience. Featuring tranquil views over the azure waters of the Indian Ocean the resort has 279 spacious suites and 34 expansive villas, providing the sheerest of contemporary Balinese luxury. Along the foreshore are The Ritz-Carlton Club®, six stylish dining venues, an indulgent and exotic marine-inspired Spa, and fun, recreational activities for children of all ages at Ritz Kids. A glamorous beachfront wedding chapel, makes an idyllic setting for destination weddings, while a range of outdoor event venues and extravagant spaces provide the perfect scene for celebratory events and wedding reception in Bali. Well-appointed conference venues, luxurious meeting spaces, customizable residential packages and experienced organizers also entice those looking to create inspired MICE Tourism events in Bali. Whether work, pleasure or romance is on the agenda, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is the place to make memories that last a lifetime. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn.

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Author Writes A Compelling Book About Struggles And Successes

Brush with the Edge of Time and Profession

Author Writes A Compelling Book About Struggles And Successes

WELLINGTON, NJ, UNITED STATES, July 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing and Chef Edward Nowakowski pens a book that describes his family’s life going through the historical experiences. Brush with the Edge of Time and Profession accounts a lifelong celebration of life’s most compelling stories.

Nowakowski brings the readers back to the 1940’s when his mother’s family had no electricity and water in their home in a village in Polland. When the decade of Hitler began, when the Stalin regime took place and so did communism, survival was crucial and difficult to achieve. Being a son, he had seen every difficult time that his mother had to endure to ensure that they make it day by day.

Today, Edward Nowakowski is a renowned chef and he shares to every reader all the memories, both the joyful ones and the sorrowful ones that contributed and brought him to a more comfortable life and a successful career. Brush with the Edge of Time and Profession is indeed a celebration of a human heart. The author invites the readers to read a compelling story that will inspire them to live a positive life no matter what card one is holding.

About the Author:
I’m a Polish master chef born in Austria and educated in Europe, mainly in Poland with apprenticeships in Lyon, France, and the former East Berlin. My culinary history includes hotel-restaurant school in Poland, cooking dinner for Nikita Khrushchev; working banquets for General Jaruzelski, Prime Minister of Poland; and Marshall A. Grechko, Soviet east bloc commander who organized the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Since arriving in the United States, I’ve worked for many major brand hotels, such as the Four Seasons Hotel, the Registry, Hyatt New York, Marriott, and Hilton hotels. My culinary awards include one gold medal, two bronze medals, two black Geneva medals, numerous trophies, blue ribbons, and many letters of excellence.

I have hosted former vice president Al Gore (twice), Lt. Gen. James F. McCall, controller of the U.S. Army; several US state governors and members of Congress, and many international dignitaries. I am sharing my professional experience with future culinary ambassadors of many educational institutions. I believe many of their students enjoy seeing my culinary art work. If you have an interest to view some of my work or know more about my fifty-five years of culinary career, you may contact me via e-mail or check me out in my Web site.

Product details
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: AuthorCentrix, Inc. (April 17, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1641334096
ISBN-13: 978-1641334099
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

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Cuomo’s Justice Center Lacks Transparency

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Justice Center abuse hotline is operating illegally and unconstitutionally, it is not tranparent, there is no oversight, it is corrupt and it must be shut down

The truth must be told about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s abuse hotline, it is concealing evidence of crimes against the disabled from local police and prosecutors

The Justice Center is not protecting children from sexual predators. The Justice Center is not protecting women with disabilities from being raped.”

— Michael Carey – Civil Rights & Disability Rights Advocate

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 7, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Thousands of sexual assaults of children and women with disabilities continue to be reported to Cuomo’s Justice Center and almost all are kept from 911 call systems, local police, County District Attorney’s and from criminal prosecution. Gov. Cuomo has ignored the New York Times Editorial board, as well as civil and disability rights advocates calls for 911 immediate reporting and surveillance cameras to finally end decades of discrimination and to ensure the protection of our most vulnerable.” – Michael Carey – Civil Rights & Disability Rights Advocate

It is not just the Jonathan Carey Foundation making these claims. Comptroller DiNapoli attempted to audit Cuomo’s abuse hotline, but his audit was severely obstructed. The audit of the Justice Center’s operations was requested by well known and respected Civil Rights and Disability Rights Advocate, Michael Carey. The audits main mission was to determine what sex crimes, physical assault crimes and deaths actually were reported to and investigated by local police and reported to county elected District Attorney’s. Comptroller DiNapoli described the lack of transparency and obstruction as “troubling.”

Carey received this statement from the Comptroller in an email following the public release of the audit;

“As we discussed, when the Justice Center provided to our auditors the population of substantiated cases, they did not provide us with information related to whether the cases were referred to 911 or other law enforcement.”

Records obtained by Michael Carey through Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) reveal that
the vast majority of crimes committed against the disabled within Cuomo’s extremely dangerous mental health care system never gets to the police. Assemblyman Tom Abinanti in an extremely damning BuzzFeed investigative report called what the Justice Center is doing as “obstruction of justice.”

The Justice Center’s Executive Director, Denise Miranda is attempting to paint a different picture or spin the corruption into something different, but she is making it worse for herself. Covering up sexual assaults and rapes of vulnerable children and women and defrauding the federal government are State and federal crimes. The falsification of public records is illegal. The numbers released by Miranda are not even close to being accurate numbers; the Justice Center is cooking the books. Miss Miranda’s statement claiming that the Justice Center “investigates every allegation” is not true; approximately 2% of the calls to Cuomo’s abuse hotline are ever investigated by the Justice Center.

The Justice Center is a deceitful and extremely corrupt State agency that is protecting abusers and sexual predators, not people with special needs. The Justice Center is not protecting children from sexual predators. The Justice Center is not protecting women with disabilities from being raped. The Justice Center is not ensuring the prosecution of all crimes committed against the disabled. The Justice Center is not holding people that take the life of a disabled person accountable. The Justice Center is not a Justice Center, but the exact opposite. The Justice Center must be shut down and the people involved in covering-up countless sex crimes and deaths must be indicted and prosecuted, including Miss Miranda.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Justice Center abuse hotline is ensuring the cover-ups of almost all reported sexual assaults, rapes and deaths. The wide-scale obstruction of justice is off the charts and many State officials are involved. You just do not conceal this level of State and federal crimes without many powerful people and parties being complicit or actively involved in attempting to protect the governor. The root of the cover-ups is massive Medicaid fraud and gross misappropriation of State and federal Medicaid funds.

Federal law has certain very clear directives where the billions of Medicaid dollars are to go and be used for which are, safe programs that are free from abuse and neglect, programs free from human rights violations and programs free from financial and sexual exploitation. Countless extremely dangerous facilities known by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Justice Center are allowed to investigate sex crimes and deaths occurring within their own facilities. Only local police, county prosecutors and medical examiners are supposed to be investigating and ensuring the prosecution of these horrific crimes.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s corrupt abuse hotline and agency is not independent and it has no oversight. Cuomo’s agency has been getting away with protecting numerous Larry Nassar’s, sexual predators and pedophiles that prey on vulnerable children. Enough is enough, the truth must be told and this evil must be stopped. These crimes against children are similar in scope and horror to that of war crime atrocities.

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
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The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers

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The Harjes Downer Foundation Announces Shortlisted Activities for Day of Volunteering

Harjes Downer

Employees to vote for diverse, community-based projects

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE, July 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Foundation of Harjes Downer, an independent investment management firm committed to enabling clients to become high-performance businesses, will hold its Day of Volunteering during the upcoming month. The day is part of the year-round Volunteer Initiative under The Harjes Downer Foundation whose mission is to empower people to reach their full potential.

Many Harjes Downer employees volunteer year-round in their communities, directly and through organized events. The Harjes Downer Day of Volunteering adds to this by bringing together company employees, along with their families and friends, as a regional volunteer team. To this occasion volunteers in Harjes Downer offices in Asia will hold events.

Among the shortlisted activities are:

• Reading to children with an international organization that delivers sustainable, high-impact services to the poor and needy;
• Volunteers will work with a soup kitchen for the homeless, to distribute food to about one hundred individuals;
• Presenting an interview skills workshop to interns at a local Careers Academy; painting, a temporary shelter for homeless families with children;
• Conducting a professional development workshop for homeless seniors; packing and delivering lunches to the homeless; revitalizing a playground with an organization which provides education, residential, therapeutic and family support;
• Taking children to a marine aquarium under the care of an organization that advances the development, well-being and aspirations of persons with intellectual disabilities;
• Cooking and serving a BBQ lunch for patrons of an organization that works with individuals facing homelessness, mental illness and addiction;
• Refurbishing a rooftop garden and organizing donated clothes at the region’s largest homeless youth agency;
• Engaging NGOs in a project management workshop, specifically intended for the NGO leaders.


Harjes Downer is an independent investment management firm. Our mission is to provide investment solutions offering superior returns through investments with small and mid-cap local operating partners. We direct all of our intellectual capital, global strength and operational stability toward helping investors achieve their long-term financial objectives in a customized format tailored to address each client’s needs. Beyond market and technical knowledge, energy and passion combine to create Harjes Downer's portfolios of investments. We pride ourselves on enabling clients to become high-performance businesses and creating long-term relationships by being responsive and relevant and by consistently delivering exceptional value.

Tao Jin
Harjes Downer
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Jennifer Marcenelle of Burn Bright Health to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

KATY, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, July 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Whether you are a sales director trying to reach a quota or a C-suite executive contending with a board of directors, leaders confront unrelenting pressure and unrealistic expectations every day, all while their performance is continually under the microscope.

Then one day, a nasty email, a dismissive manager, or a public embarrassment in the boardroom, and a person reaches their breaking point. We can’t predict what that proverbial final straw could be. Burnout can happen to anyone and be caused by almost anything. It's a complex issue and different for every single person, because we all have our own coping mechanisms. That's why the problem of burnout has until now been so unsolvable.

Jennifer Marcenelle is a board-certified holistic nurse and the founder of Burn Bright Health, where she specializes in helping executives and other leaders solve the unsolvable problem of burnout. The author of the upcoming book: From Burning Out to Burning Bright: A Holistic Nurses’ Guide to Healing Your Body, Mind and Soul, helps them heal and restore their balance.

“We can’t give what we don't have,” says Jennifer. “We all know this. If we give and give, we must be able to receive the nourishment we need to continue. Without that nourishment, you can find yourself very quickly in the end stages of burnout where frustration and fatigue become chronic pain and potentially life-threatening illness.”

Jennifer has been where her clients have been. After years of unrealistic expectations and unattainable quotas, she finally reached her breaking point.

“I had a serious case of people-pleasing, a serious case of perfectionism, and I always had to be the number-one salesperson,” recalls Jennifer. “But it was always, ‘What have you done for me lately?’ That, on top of extensive air travel, hotels, not cooking your own food. There are many, many things that kind of wear you down over time. You can deal with all that if you’re having a good time and we love what we do, but when you go year after year trying to meet these unrealistic expectations, it’s unsustainable.”

“I was home alone when it happened to me. I had an advanced case of burnout. I was pacing around the couch, hands were shaking. I made it to the bathroom mirror, looked into it, and what I saw was a ghostly reflection of myself. I realized that I was dying, but I didn't want to die. That’s when my inner nurse stepped forward.”

Today, Jennifer feels like she’s been given a second chance.

“I was 44 when this happened. It started me on this incredible journey of healing that led me through Western medicine, Eastern medicine, and then very new, very advanced modalities,” says Jennifer. “To be wholly aligned with ourselves and our individuality and who we are, we have to put our highest self in charge.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Jennifer Marcenelle in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on July 9th at 4pm EDT and with Jim Masters on July 16th at 4pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio. If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Burn Bright Health, visit www.burnbrighthealth.com.

Lou Ceparano
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Consumer preferences boosting the Frozen Bakery Industry – Industry Report 2018

Frozen Bakery Products Market

Frozen Bakery Products Market By Type, Application, Distribution Channel, Region – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, And Forecasts to 2023

Frozen Bakery Products Market has more significance with trends showing that people desire more efficient solutions for their illnesses.”

— Lead Analyst @ Market Data Forecast

HYDERABAD, TELANGANA, INDIA, July 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Freed from preservatives, people these days are more interested in the frozen bakery products that can be cooked on the requirement and easily stored for further use. These products can vary from simple bread to cakes, pastries, pizza crust, breakfast cereals, baking flour, and so on. The principal factor affecting these products growth are the decreased or no concentrates of gluten and the non-requirement of molds, bacteria, and yeasts in the product making. No specialized equipment is needed for the cooking and the time consumed can also be restrained.

The Global Frozen Bakery Products Market has been estimated at USD 18.16 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 27.16 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 8.38% during the forecast period mentioned in our report. The increased demand for the food industry, changing human lifestyles, interest to try different tastes in a healthy manner, and exhaustive day to day works highly influence the market growth of frozen bakery products.

One of the fastest growing variants of frozen bakery goods is the frosted cake. Demand for creative and premium cakes for regular or special occasions is driving the frozen cake market across the globe. Cakes are given the prime importance whether it is a birthday or marriage day or anniversary or a new beginning. This requirement of people has gained interest among different players of the market to bake different categories of cakes in rich exotic flavors.

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The fast food centers along with the retail chains are the most successful segments using the frozen products. The ability to immediately heat and serve the food has made these segments popular and highly successful. The augmented consumption of pizzas and bakery goods worldwide has significantly mounted the market growth for frozen bakery products.

Apart from changing lifestyles and food tastes, there are some other factors influencing the growth of frozen bakery products market. Some of them include the shortage of quality time, the continuous advent of cafes and bakeries, demand for bacteria-free food, high disposable incomes of couples, more working women in different verticals of jobs, easy availability, affordable prices and others.

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As you can find in the full report of the market, the global frozen bakery goods market is categorized on the basis of type or products, distribution channel and geographical regions.

On the basis of type, the market is segregated into
• Frozen pizza crust
• Donuts
• Frozen cakes and pastries
• Frozen bread
• Rolls and others.

Frozen bread creates the major share of the market revenue. The shorter shelf life of the freshly baked bread and preservative free features of frosted bread made the latter more preferred over the fresh variant. Cakes and pastries segment is another tough competitor for frozen bread across the globe with the mounting demand for artisan cakes everywhere and is predicted to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period. Nonetheless, frozen pizza also accounted for 30% of the market share in most of the European countries like Italy, Spain, Germany, and France. The United States and Russia also provide the largest share of frozen pizza crusts market.

On the basis of the distribution channel, the market is segmented into
• Retail Stores
• Artisan Bakers
• Quick service restaurants
• Hypermarkets and Supermarkets
• Catering and
• Industrial

Although Quick Service Restaurants are growing at rocket speed, the largest market share is contributed by the retail stores with the ease of availability to customers. The desire of customers to spend on different cuisines and changing taste patterns are the key factors driving the retail chain market. The catering and industrial segments are also expected to foresee a positive increase during the forecast period.

On the basis of region, the global frozen bakery products market is divided into
• North America
• Asia Pacific
• Europe
• Latin America
• Middle-East and Africa

Europe with its consumption of frozen food in daily diet accounts for the largest chunk of the market share followed by the United States led North America. The vast quick service restaurants, food chains and retail stores of Europe provide the major expansion of the market in coming years. The increased tourism and catering industries in European countries like Germany, France and the United Kingdom offer extensive support to the market growth. Latin America alone provided revenue of USD 1.4 billion in 2016.

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Food industry has provided great fortunes for many people and some of them who are currently holding the biggest market share of the frozen bakery products are,
• Aryzta AG
• General Mills Inc
• Kellogg company
• Conagra foods
• Premier Foods plc
• Associated

Recent acquisitions like, Panattiere, a Colombia based company for frozen bakery goods by Group Bimbo, Klemme by Aryzta, Lepage Bakeries by Flower Foods, Pringles business from Procter by Kellogg Company have pointed an extensive future for the rapid expansion of frozen bakery products market in the nearby future.

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Brady Bunte – “Lucky Tres Sietes”


Tres Sietes Tequila has the lowest level of methanol than any other brand and has earned the reputation of the "NO HANGOVER" tequila.”

— Brady Bunte

LAGUNA BEACH , CA , USA, July 3, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — "BRADY BUNTE – "LUCKY TRES SIETES"


I was introduced to tequila the way most of us are, first a shot of the most famous name in tequila at a college bar and then at some point you "graduate" to the other more upscale famous brand," says Brady Bunte, Founder and Owner of a very popular, ultra-premium, award winning tequila called Tres Sietes. His incredibly pure-tasting Silver, Reposado and Anejo have been threading their way through some of the best accounts Coast to Coast, including Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and he wants to go much further than "graduating" and believes he has the brand to do so.

Bunte's Master Distiller shares this same passion of wanting to introduce the masses to the "true tequila" that really does live amongst us in the hills surrounding the Los Altos Region of Jalisco Mexico and is consumed by true connoisseurs.

"Tres Sietes means "Three Sevens". And we all know that means good luck. "Although Bunte knows it will take more than luck to get the Tres Sietes sales operating and piercing each market, Bunte is well on his way and already tapping targeted areas throughout the U.S and Mexico. Bunte says, "Mexico has also been a very strong market for the brand. The local Mexican people know a good tequila when they taste one and they really get behind the brand and support it, it has really taken off on word of mouth in Cabo San Lucas and we are starting to expand in additional areas of Mexico."

It also takes years of perfection and a lot more than luck to be awarded "Gold Medals" at the World Spirits Competition in San Francisco as Tres Sietes has been awarded. Tres Sietes has also received top ratings from the Tasting Panel Magazine, a very reputable and well trusted to the trade publication. Ratings of Silver "92" the Reposado a "92" and the Anejo with a "94". These ratings tops Don Julio's "89" and Patron's "88', to name a few.

Diffused for Differentiation and Purification – Bunte has found a new breakthrough in the process to make the tequila he has always wanted to perfection. The Distillery housed in a multi-million dollar state of the art 90,000 sq.ft facility is like no other. The distillery includes a diffuser, a two-million dollar health conscious technology imported from Spain that extracts the agave in its initial stage without harmful bi-products from the traditional burning of wood. After the agave pinas are broken down prior to cooking, the diffuser steams the agave pieces, extracting more flavor than the traditional concrete ovens, with less disturbance to the fiber of the agave and, consequently, less methanol in the final juice.

"The No Hangover Tequila"- All Tequila has some level of methanol in it. Tres Sietes Tequila has the lowest level methanol than any other brand and earned the reputation of the "NO HANGOVER" tequila. Brady Bunte says, "it simply the purist tequila on the market made with 100% Blue Agave and you can drink it with confidence that there will no lingering hanger from my Tres Sietes!"

There's a definite confidence in the juice within… and the brands upcoming strategy and campaigns that feature the upscale French made perfume-style bottle. Bunte say's "It's an elegant bottle that offers the modern tastemaker a brand to get behind and a price that allows him to confidently pour it for friends instead of popping $125 to $250 for the only other truly classic comparable brands.

Tres Sietes Tequila is distributed by Young's Market on the West Coast and Southern Wine & Spirits on the East Coast and can be purchased just about anywhere in Cabo San Lucas Mexico. Brady Bunte Brands includes a list of many successful brand startups founded by Bunte. The list includes Tres Sietes Tequila, Chic Cocktails, ProBaller Energy, Cabo Chips and several more innovative products are in the works.

David Newava
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News: Dieuveil Malonga, founder of Chefs in Africa, in the top 10 list for € 100,000 Basque Culinary World Prize 2018

Dieuveil Malonga, born in the DRC and raised in Germany, is one of the 10 chefs named in the final list of the Basque Culinary World Prize.

LONDON, UK, UK, July 3, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dieuveil Malonga, born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised in Germany, is one of the 10 chefs to have made it to the list of the Basque Culinary World Prize.
Other than Malonga, chefs from Australia, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Peru, Spain, Turkey, the US and the UK were named today as Top ten finalists for the Basque Culinary World Prize 2018, an award for trailblazing chefs whose work has had a transformative impact beyond gastronomy. The announcement was made at an event at Enrique Olvera’s Cosme Restaurant in New York City, which is listed in World´s 50 Best Restaurants.

With over 140 chefs nominated from over 42 countries, this year the prize received the largest pool of applicants to date. To be considered for the award, chefs had to be nominated by another professional currently working in the world of gastronomy – for instance, another chef, food writer or food supplier, or an institution.

Born in the Congo and raised in Germany, this young chef took advantage of the fame he achieved through participating in Top Chef (France) to showcase and support African gastronomic talent. With his Chefs in Africa platform, founded in 2016, Malonga advises chefs and apprentices and puts them in contact with companies, academies, hotels and restaurants that might recruit them or offer grants. Its objective is to offer an opportunity to all young people with a vocation for cooking, like he was himself, so that they can overcome the barriers they currently face, such as lack of training, employment and discrimination. More than 4,000 chefs from African countries or in the diaspora have joined this network. Institutions such as the World Tourism Organisation and UNESCO support its work.

Now in its third year, the prize is organised and promoted by the Basque Government under the Euskadi-Basque Country Strategy and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC), a world leading academic institution in gastronomy. In 2016, the prize went to Venezuelan María Fernanda Di Giacobbe, who won for her Cacao de Origen project in Venezuela, and in 2017 went to Leonor Espinosa for her Funleo project, a foundation that promotes "Gastronomy for development".

The winner, who will be chosen by an international jury comprised of the world’s most acclaimed chefs and experts in different aspects of food culture, will be announced on July 24th during the eighth annual meeting of the Basque Culinary Center International Council in Modena, Italy.

The Jury will be chaired by Joan Roca (Spain) and will include celebrated chefs such as Gastón Acurio (Peru), Massimo Bottura (Italy), Manu Buffara (Brazil), Mauro Colagreco (France), Dominique Crenn (USA), Yoshihiro Narisawa (Japan), and Enrique Olvera (Mexico). Leonor Espinosa, the BCWP 2017 winner, will also join the jury, together with experts in other disciplines such as food writer Ruth Reichl, director David Gelb, food historian Bee Wilson and interior designer Ilse Crawford.

The winner will be awarded €100,000 to devote to a project or institution of their choice that expresses the ethos of the prize: to transform society through gastronomy.
During the presentation of the ten finalists, Bittor Oroz, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Policy in the Basque Government, said:

“This award, which is part of the comprehensive Euskadi – Basque Country Strategy, aspires to associate values shared by Basque society such as the culture of effort, commitment, a “can-do” mentality, a dedication to innovation and competitiveness and equal opportunities for women and men, with the image of the Basque Country and make it our calling card at an international level.”

Joxe Mari Aizega, Head of the Basque Culinary Centre, said:

“We are delighted about the diversity of the profiles in areas such as innovation, education, environment, social and economic development and health. They all reflect – in their own way and context – the chefs’ commitment to society and give gastronomy an interdisciplinary dimension. They are inspirational stories for the industry and we are extremely excited to share them.”

These ten chefs reflects a movement started by pioneers including Ferran Adrià, Gaston Acurio, Dan Barber, Heston Blumenthal, Massimo Bottura, Claus Mayer, Jamie Oliver, Rene Redzepi and Alice Waters, amongst others.

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Sahara Gas Vessel Boosts LPG Availability with Historic 7,000MT Delivery to Nigeria

MT Sahara Gas, the newly built vessel acquired by the West Africa Gas Limited (WAGL), has delivered 7,000 MT of LPG in its historic maiden voyage to Nigeria.

With the Federal Government’s economic growth plan, WAGL remains committed to stabilizing the market & ensuring sustainability of the commodity through strategic deliveries within the sub-region”

— Dr. Maikanti Baru, NNPC’s Group Managing Director

LAGOS, LAGOS, NIGERIA, July 3, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — MT Sahara Gas, the newly built vessel acquired by the West Africa Gas Limited (WAGL), has delivered 7,000 metric tons of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in its historic maiden voyage to Nigeria to boost availability and safe access to the commodity widely referred to as cooking gas.

WAGL is a Joint Venture of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and leading Energy Conglomerate, Sahara Group. The JV is run by two companies, NNPC LNG Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NNPC and Sahara Energy’s Oil and Gas trading arm, Ocean Bed Trading Ltd (BVI).

WAGL in January 2017 acquired two new vessels, MT Africa Gas and MT Sahara Gas in its bid to reduce transportation bottlenecks, add value to the Nigeria economy through exporting the commodity, deepen the LPG market in West Africa as well as enhance access to clean and safe energy. The acquisitions were also a strategic response to the lingering challenges of supply, affordability and fraudulent activities motivated by the scarcity of the product.

NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, said in keeping with the Federal Government’s economic growth plan, WAGL remained committed to stabilizing the market and ensuring sustainability of the commodity through strategic deliveries within the sub-region. “This is a historic achievement for the NNPC and Sahara Group that showcases a truly successful partnership by all global standards. The quest is to achieve uninterrupted supply of the commodity and address infrastructural limitations as we continue to implement our zero-tolerance policy against adulterated products and their promoters across the nation.”
Baru said the NNPC/Sahara Group partnership remained a model for successful JVs, adding that both parties were considering various strategies to optimize the delivery of the product across West Africa. “The Federal Government deserves commendation for implementing policies that are geared towards growing the economy. That we have such a partnership involving the NNPC and Sahara Group is indeed an important global narrative for Nigeria in terms of capacity, expertise, and sustainability,” he added.

Speaking aboard the vessel, Umar Isa Ajiya, Managing Director, Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) said it was a significant and important milestone not only for Nigeria, Africa and the entire shipping and maritime industry. “We have a brand new LPG vessel, built by 100% fully owned Nigerian entities and it has picked up LPG from Bonny and brought it to Lagos. This is the first time we are having a wholly owned shipping vessel bringing the product to our shores. This is an opportunity to grow and deepen the LPG market in Nigeria such that the use of firewood will come to an end sooner than later. I must commend the shareholders of Sahara Group and NNPC for making it worthy to make this laudable investment,” he said.

Also commending the NNPC/Sahara Group Partnership, Roland Omoregbe, WAGL’s Managing Director, said: “This is the first time the private sector in Nigeria is involved with the NNPC in ensuring that there is enough supply of LPG to the country. We are happy that it has done several voyages into West Africa, including Lome, Ivory Coast, and Ghana and we are counting more. The sister vessel, Africa Gas is in the West Africa waters as we speak. We have strategic plans to flood Nigeria with LPG and other cleaner sources of energy to do their domestic chores which will, in turn, save our country and our planet.”

Moroti Adedoyin-Adeyinka, Chief Executive Officer, Asharami Synergy Plc(A Sahara Group Downstream Company) said: “What we see here today speaks to the power of collaboration and the great things that can be achieved when the private and public sector work together with the right strategy, expertise and capacity. At Sahara, this is the kind of collaboration that we push for; one that makes our economy better and saves our planet.”
Moroti Adedoyin-Adeyinka, Chief Executive Officer, Asharami Synergy Plc(A Sahara Group Downstream Company) said: “What we see here today speaks to the power of collaboration and the great things that can be achieved when the private and public sector work together with the right strategy, expertise and capacity. At Sahara, this is the kind of collaboration that we push for; one that makes our economy better and saves our planet.”

LPG/C Africa Gas has performed five Transatlantic voyages loading butane from US Gulf Coast and discharging in West Africa mainly in Abidjan, Tema, and Lome. The vessel also traded once in South America for a spot voyage in September 2017.

LPG/C Sahara Gas has performed four Transatlantic Voyages around the West African region, with her berthing in Lagos, being her first trade in Nigeria, after it loaded from Bonny and discharged in Lagos. Sahara Gas also had a spot trade in France in April 2017.

Total volumes traded by both vessels include 150,000 MT in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 35,000 MT in Tema, Ghana, 2,500 MT in Lome, Togo, and the recently delivered 7,000 MT in Lagos, Nigeria. Africa Gas is currently discharging in Abidjan and heads out to Tema, Ghana and Lome, Togo in a fortnight.

Bethel Obioma
Sahara Group
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Source: EIN Presswire

Home Care Expert Explains Ways to Communicate with Dementia Patients Easily

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Philadelphia Caregivers

Michele Berman of Comfort Keepers of Philadelphia, an award-winning home care agency, gives tips on how to communicate with those who suffer from dementia.

Dementia is a multi-natured disease that affects millions all over the world. Dementia also can diminish a person’s communication skills.”

— Michele Berman, Owner

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dementia is a multi-natured disease that affects millions all over the world. Dementia embodies a group of symptoms that affect memory, thinking, and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily life and functioning.

Problems with Dementia begin with at least two different brain functions, such as memory loss and impaired judgment. This could also include the inability to perform daily activities such as cooking or paying bills. Dementia also can diminish a person’s communication skills gradually.

Difficulty with Communication: Look for Clues

When looking for changes in communication skills, look for ones that are aligned with the symptoms of Dementia. Examples of symptoms of Dementia are:
-Use familiar words often
-Inventing new words to describe everyday things
-Losing train of thought often
-Reverting to a native language
-Having difficulty organizing concepts in a logical way
-Speaking less often

Communication During the Different Stages of Alzheimer’s and Dementia:

What to Expect:
In the mild and early stages of Dementia, an individual is still able to engage in daily dialogue, deep conversations, and social activities. However, the person may unknowingly repeat stories, have difficulty finding the correct word, or feel overwhelmed by excessive verbal stimulation.

The middle stage is usually the longest and can last for several years. As the disease progresses, the person will have greater difficulty communicating and will require a lot of direct care.

The severe stage can last several weeks to several months. As the disease advances, the person may rely on nonverbal communication. This could be through eye contact or body language. Around-the-clock care is usually required at this juncture.

The Best Ways to Communicate:
Dealing with Dementia is a struggle. People that have Dementia usually have more difficulty expressing thoughts and emotions than a person without Dementia.

Here are some ways on how to help you be successful in communicating with Dementia Patients:

Before You Speak:
-Stay composed. Take a moment to calm yourself before engaging in a conversation.
-Remain focused. Consider what you are going to talk about and stick to that topic. Try always to be positive. Show your positivity in your voice and body language.
-Be the primary focus. Make sure you grab the person’s full attention, and that they can see you clearly. Try to maintain consistent eye contact and remain at their eye level.
-Minimize distractions. Turn off the TV or radio to reduce background noise.
-Match your body language to your words. Make sure that your body language/facial expressions match with what you are saying.
-Never stand too close. Instead, respect the person’s personal space, for this could be intimidating. Allow the person to feel as though they are in control of the situation.
-Use physical contact. Show that you care by holding the individual’s hand or putting your arm around him or her.

How to Speak Correctly:
-Make sure you Speak calmly and clearly. Be aware of how fast you are talking and your clarity in words. Be sure to use a gentle and relaxed tone. A lower pitch is better to use since it is seen as more calming.
-Speak at a slower pace (slightly). Allow time in between sentences for the person to process the information and to respond at their own pace.
-Include the person in conversations with others. This will reduce feelings of exclusion and isolation.
-Avoid confusing and vague statements. If you tell the person to “hop in the shower,” he or she may take your instructions literally. Describe the action in a more direct way to make your directions more clear: “Please come here. Your shower is ready.” Instead of using unclear antecedents such as “it” or “that,” name the object or place directly. Rather than “Here it is,” say “Your coat is right here.”
-Repeat questions or information as necessary. If the person does not respond quickly, wait a moment for them to think. Then ask the person one more time.
-Turn your questions into answers. Provide the patient with the solution rather than an open question. For example, say “Your lunch is right here,” instead of asking, “Are you ready for your lunch?”
-Turn negative things into positive things. Instead of saying, “Don’t go there,” say, “Let’s go here.”
-Try to laugh with them about mistakes and confusions. Humor and fun can bring you closer together with the person and relieve any tensions.

What to Say to the Patient:
-Clearly Identify Yourself. Advance the conversation from a frontal view and maintain good eye contact.
-Call the person by name. It helps keep the person in reality and grabs their attention.
-Use short, simple words and sentences. Lengthy stories or requests can be overwhelming.
-Offer a guess. If the person can’t find the correct word to use or uses the wrong word, try helping them guess the right one.
-Avoid asking too many direct questions. People with dementia often become frustrated if they can’t find the answer. If you have to, ask questions, ask only one question at a time and put them in a way that allows for only a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer.
-Try not to ask the person to make difficult decisions. Try always to give the person a choice. Too many options can be frustrating.
-Avoid criticizing or correcting. Don’t discourage the person’s effort by telling them that they are incorrect. Instead, try to understand what they are trying to say, and encourage him or her to always correspond their thoughts.
-Avoid arguing. If the person says something you don’t necessarily agree with, try to let it go. Fighting makes things worse. It will also heighten the level of agitation for the person dealing with dementia.

How to Listen:
-Always try to Listen attentively to what the person is trying to communicate.
-Try to be caring and supportive. The person may need more time to process thoughts in conversation. Let the person know you are listening to them.
-Pay attention to hints. If the individual has difficulty finding the right word to use or finishing a sentence, maybe ask them to try to finish it in a different way.
-Remain sympathetic while listening. If the individual is feeling unhappy, let them express their feelings without dismissing them right away. This will show that how much you care.
-After listening, get confirmation. When you have not fully understood what they are saying, tell the person what you have comprehended and make sure you are correct. You may have to repeat yourself to clarify.
-Always use the best judgment. Some people will not remember personal things, such as medical history, family, or friends. You will need to and act appropriately in these situations. For example, they may say that they have just showered when you know they haven’t yet.

Always Keep Corresponding, and Be Respectful:
Remember to always treat a Dementia patient with respect and dignity. Don’t talk about them as if they are not there, or speak to them as you would to a young child. Remaining patient is crucial.

Always offer them ongoing comfort and reassurance, too. If he or she is having trouble communicating, let the person know that it is alright. Try to give support to the person to continue to explain his or her thoughts, no matter what.

Comfort Keepers provides exceptional dementia care and many other services for you or your loved one. Our caregivers are locally based and well trained to help any situation. To contact one of our caregivers call (877) 698-9394.

This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC: a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA

Michele Berman, Owner
Comfort Keepers
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Source: EIN Presswire