Trade snapshot: a view from Europain

first_imgSeen in the Innovations section of Europain, the latest flaky idea from France Bread Flakes! France’s five-day bakery show, for bread, confectionery and chocolate closed on Wednesday, 10 March. So could flakes catch on? Well, if it is a toss-up between toast or bread flakes, at least bread is the winner, say makers Paillasse International.What was impressive about the show? Lots, actually. The fabulous, fresh-made crusty bread that assuaged the senses as you entered the door and lived up to its promise. But also the Rue des Ecoles the street of schools where different colleges that teach bakery and patisserie took booths. Manned by teachers and pupils from the present, they welcomed potential pupils of the future. Career advisors turned up with interested students. Oh! if only we planned that more over here. But let’s not forget that France has 33,000 boulangers and just as many patissiers so the colleges and organisations that represent them have much greater resources for promoting and organising such publicity and events.And the trends? Well, health is much to the fore, even on the indulgence front, with fruits and fillings becoming more ’natural’. Back in the Innovations section, Puratos was pushing a mini-loaf and mini-brioche with a large dried fruit in the middle for kids to eat as soon as they rush home from school, so that they reach for something nutritious and filling instead of sweets or unhealthy snacks.On the family day on Sunday, parents walked around with their young children or explained to the older ones how machinery worked. They showed them young students competing in the bakery, confectionery and chocolate competitions and the children’s expressions said it all magic! Ireland produced a lovely green sugar sculpture, applauded by the crowds. And business was even busier on the Monday than the Sunday.last_img read more

Unique archaeological discovery: Roman chariot with horses found

first_imgPhoto: City portal Cibalia.info In tumulus 1, ie an earthen mound about 40 meters in diameter and about 1 meter high, a large burial chamber was found in which they were laid. two-wheeled Roman carts with horses. Vinkovci, as the oldest city in Europe, in the area where people have lived continuously for more than 8300 years, keeps many secrets underground, and the entire area of ​​Vinkovci has been declared a protected archaeological zone since 1982. By the way, it is less known how two Roman emperors, Valens and Valentinian, were born in Vinkovci. The excavated tomb, as Kratofil points out, is estimated to date from the 3rd century AD, which ranks it among the youngest examples of this funeral custom. The complex process of documenting the findings, which has been carried out since the beginning of the research, will bring numerous new insights into the construction of Roman chariots, which will ultimately enable their complete reconstruction and presentation in the permanent exhibition of the Vinkovci City Museum. Photo: Novosti.hr “The custom of burying under mounds or tumuli is a remarkable way of burial ritual during the Roman period in the south of the Pannonian Plain, and is associated with extremely wealthy families who played a prominent role in the administrative, social and economic life of Pannonia. By locating an earthen mound along one of the most important roads of the Roman Empire, which connected the Apennine Peninsula with Pannonia and the Balkans and Asia Minor, the aristocratic family living near Cibala wanted to show all travelers passing by this road their prominent status, but also the wealth that possessed. The most significant discovery is the finding of a Roman chariot with harnessed horses, ie it is the first archaeologically investigated ancient burial with a chariot in Croatia.”, Points out the curator of the Vinkovci Museum Boris Kratofil for Novosti.hr Research at this site began in 2017, and these are the first major discoveries, significant to the extent that we have not had anything similar in Croatia so far. center_img This site has aroused great interest in the profession throughout Croatia, according to many archaeologists from all over the country come to see what is happening in Stari Jankovci. “This is a sensational, unique discovery in the whole of Croatia, because this is the first time in our country that such a complex funeral belief from the time of Antiquity has been archaeologically researched and documented. Now follows a long process of restoration and conservation, but also a complete analysis of what was found. I hope that in a few years we will know a little more about the family whose members were buried in this area decades ago, 1.800 years ago. We are more interested in the horses themselves, ie whether they were bred here or came from other parts of the empire, and what they will tell us more about the importance and wealth of this family. We will achieve this through cooperation with domestic and numerous European institutions”, Said Marko Dizdar, director of the Institute of Archeology. Sensational and unique archaeological discovery in the whole of Croatia. Photo / Source: Novosti.hr Archaeologists from the Vinkovci City Museum and the Institute of Archeology in Zagreb yesterday presented the results of research they are conducting at the site in Stari Jankovci. last_img read more

Major Sunshine Coast retail and entertainment hub in residential growth spot gets green light

first_imgBirtinya Town Centre renderA MAJOR retail and entertainment precinct on the Sunshine Coast has been given the green light.Stockland has announced that it has been granted planning approval for its proposed $830 million Birtinya Town Centre masterplan development.The development was approved by the Sunshine Coast Council on Monday.The 18 hectare development, approved by the Sunshine Coast Council on Monday, will include a new shopping centre, a service station, an entertainment precinct, a hotel, apartments, drive-thru restaurants, a town square with green space, and a walkable waterfront along Lake Kawana.“This masterplan approval defines the shared vision for a vibrant mixed use precinct for the $5 billion Oceanside community on the Sunshine Coast,” Stockland CEO and managing director Mark Steiner said.“With the regions’ above average population growth, 130,000 residents are forecast to livewithin the main trade area by 2031. “Our vision for the Birtinya Town Centre is to deliver a true people’s place, with lifestyle amenity for the community now and into the future.”The town centre will be located on Kawana Way and adjoining the Sunshine CoastHealth Precinct, which incorporates the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Sunshine CoastUniversity Private Hospital, and the Sunshine Coast Health Institute.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoCycle ways, walkways, boardwalks and bridges will link the town centre to Birtinya Island, Bokarina Beach and the Business Village.Stockland Queensland general manager Kingsley Andrew said the Birtinya TownCentre masterplan was the “next big catalytic project for Oceanside”. “… bringing together commercial, apartments and mixed use development with open green space to create jobs and drive future investment across the Sunshine Coast region,” he said.“This will be Oceanside’s dynamic urban heart, a place that is centralised and accessible – aplace that connects people for business and fun, and, importantly, creates a regionaldestination for the Sunshine Coast.”The developer estimates that more than 550 jobs will be created during construction, with more than 14,600 new full time jobs on completion.The first stage of the town centre masterplan is the $87 million Stockland Birtinya ShoppingCentre, with works expected to commence before Christmas.last_img read more