British Baker makes Twitter debut

first_imgBritish Baker is now on Twitter – the real-time social networking and micro-blogging website that allows people or companies to update their ‘followers’ on their latest news.Twitter has taken the internet by storm and is now being used by bakers as a method of communication with their customers.Among those posting their latest updates are Greggs, Cooplands of Doncaster and Hummingbird Bakery in London. Companies can sign up and create a profile on the website, including information about the business, and can post short updates on what they’re up to – of 140 characters or less.Albion cafe and bakery in Shoreditch, London has taken things one step further by installing the latest techno gadget – BakerTweet – which allows the bakery to send a Twitter alert to any of the cafe’s ‘followers’ on the website, whenever new products come out of the oven. BakerTweet is a gadget connected to the internet which sends a message out at the push of a button, whenever a product is ready, and different messages can be set up for the various products.It was produced by Poke, a digital creative agency based across the road from the Albion Cafe, which wanted a way for for its employees to, as they said, ‘perhaps selfishly’, get the freshest products first. The company soon realised its potential and is promoting it to bakers across the country.Follow British Baker on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BritishBakerlast_img read more

Gift to support ND mental health services

first_imgA $10 million gift to Notre Dame from alumnus Mark Gallogly and his wife Lise Strickler will endow the Rev. James E. McDonald, C.S.C., Center for Student Well-Being and increase support for mental health concerns among students, according to a University press release Sept. 15.“The health of our students is an utmost priority, and the McDonald Center will enable us to more effectively and comprehensively support their mental and other health needs,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said in the press release.The McDonald Center for Student Well-Being will focus on “prevention, intervention and education programs” and offer “assessment activities” for students on campus, the press release stated.“This extraordinary gift will significantly enhance our ability to cultivate a healthy campus community and serve students with mental health needs in a compassionate and integrated manner,” Erin Hoffmann Harding, vice president for student affairs, said in the press release.The Center’s name comes from Fr. James E. McDonald, the assistant provincial and steward for the U.S. province of the Congregation of Holy Cross, according to the press release. He formerly served as an associate vice president and counselor to Jenkins and rector of Saint George’s College in Santiago, Chile.“Mark and Lise’s generosity in naming this center after their friend, Fr. McDonald, models the lifelong connections that we hope our students will form at Notre Dame by caring for and supporting one another,” Hoffmann Harding said. “We are honored to have the center’s name reinforce how the charism of Holy Cross informs all of our student services.”Tags: Center for Student Well-Being, Erin Hoffmann Harding, Fr. John Jenkins, Mental health, student serviceslast_img read more