Playing Tetris may help post traumatic stress, Oxford researchers have discovered. The game may have a special ability to reduce flashbacks not shared by other types of computer games. In a study run by Oxford University scientists, volunteers were shown a film which included traumatic images of injury from a variety of sources, including adverts highlighting the dangers of drink driving, and then played Tetris on a pub quiz machine. They found that the team playing Tetris after viewing traumatic images had significantly fewer flashbacks of the film, while the team who had played other games on Pub Quiz experienced considerably more flashbacks. Researchers believe that the rapid succession of visual images in the game may distract the brain from recurring, intrusive thoughts symptomatic of post traumatic stress disorder.
British Baker is pleased to announce the finalists for the Baking Industry Awards 2020.Our panel of expert judges faced some tough decisions this year, whittling down hundreds of entries to the 36 finalists listed below.The winning products, people and businesses will be announced at an online awards ceremony on Wednesday 20 January at 18:30.“Firstly, I’d like to congratulate all of our finalists,” said British Baker editor Amy North. “I’d also like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the awards. The judging process was harder than ever and the stories we uncovered were truly inspiring.”There’s also still time to nominate your bakery hero for Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry, sponsored by Délifrance. This person will have gone above and beyond the boundaries of their paid salary to help, encourage and support others within the industry throughout their career. To nominate someone, click this link. Entries must be completed by Friday 20 November.The finalists for the Baking Industry Awards 2020 are: Bakery Exporter of the YearSponsored by St Pierre GroupeBells of LazonbyVittles FoodsWalker’s Shortbread Supermarket Bakery Business of the YearSponsored by Lantmännen UnibakeAsdaMarks & SpencerMorrisons The Rising Star AwardSponsored by RondoAnnie MacKenzie, BBFKatie Garrett, University College BirminghamWilliam Leet, David Wood Foods Free-from Bakery Product of the YearSponsored by IngredionCranberry and Pumpkin Seed Cob, Just: Gluten Free BakeryMaple Pecan Cookie Dough Doughnut, Wildcraft Gluten Free BakeryMarks & Spencer Made Without Wheat Hot Cross Buns, Ultrapharm Out of Home Business of the YearSponsored by Rich ProductsBroken ClockCosta CoffeeThe Little Kitchen The Customer Focus AwardSponsored by Lumina IntelligenceGrace’s BakeryRich ProductsWildcraft Gluten Free Bakery Baker of the YearSponsored by Brook FoodDaniel Nemeth, Seasons BakeryJohn Lognonné, Davidson of Darras HallSteven Winter, Bread Source The Craft Bakery Business AwardSponsored by Dawn FoodsBread SourceCoopland & SonGrant’s Bakery Bakery Innovation AwardSponsored by StorkCaramel Crunch Muffin, Clam’s Handmade CakesDanish Rugbrød, Lovingly ArtisanSourdough Toastie Loaf, Seasons Bakery Bakery Manufacturer of the YearSponsored by ReiserGeary’s BakeryProper CornishSeasons Bakery Celebration Cake Business of the YearSponsored by RenshawBrown’s Handcrafted CakesCakes by CarinaJulie’s Cake in a Box Speciality Bread Product of the YearSponsored by BakelsCarrot Sourdough, Poppyseed BakeryLivLife Super Seeds Half the Carbs, Nicholas & HarrisMrs Kirkham’s Cheese and Marmite, Lovingly Artisan