Baking Industry Awards ’18: Craft Bakery Business

first_imgSponsored by Dawn FoodsAn overall winner in the category was this year selected from seven regional finalistsWinner: Warrens Bakery (Also South West winner)Established in 1860, Warrens describes itself as the oldest Cornish pasty maker still using traditional hand-crimping methods. But virtually everything else at the company has changed.The business has grown by around 10% this year and has been expanding its estate of company-owned shops at a rate of knots. It has also opted for a franchise model that is proving a big success, with more than 40 franchised sites scheduled to be trading by the end of this year. And growth hasn’t been confined to retail: following a 10-year partnership with Derriford Hospital trust in Devon, the business has taken over the contract for three more catering facilities on site.Marketing has also played a big role in Warrens’ success, including an 80 Days Around The World campaign in the spring and the launch of an online game this summer.Operating out of two bakeries, in St Just and Plymouth, some of Warrens’ master bakers have been with the business for over 50 years, while operational director Jason Jobling has learned the trade and grown up with the company since the age of 14.As well as pasties, the business makes a wide range of savouries and sweet baked goods including scones, cakes and sandwiches.The Craft Bakery Business Awards finalistsPaul Rhodes Bakery (South East winner)This 15-year-old bakery supplies businesses in and around London. Employing more than 110 people, its range includes breads, pastries and Viennoiserie. The business is craft-led, with handmade products requiring a good level of skill from the bakers. Founder Paul Rhodes is the 2018 Baker of the Year (see p54).Genesis Crafty (Northern Ireland winner)This large wholesale bakery produces wheaten and soda breads, pancakes, scones, baps, rolls and cakes. Bread products are made in small batches, many kneaded by hand. Founded 50 years ago, it has grown considerably, launching over 40 new cake lines in the past year alone, mainly within the M&S brand.Stephens (Scotland winner)This firm has grown from a traditional Dunfermline family bakery to a business with sales of over £12m. Comprising 14 retail shops, six snack delivery vehicles and partnerships with the Co-op, Scotmid, McColl’s and independent retailers, its aim is to be the number one choice for on-the-go bakery products.Just Desserts (North winner)This firm started life in the historic Salts Mill in Saltaire, West Yorks in 1985. Its 25 staff make desserts and patisserie, which it supplies direct to cafés, pubs, restaurants and visitor attractions. It supplies more than 130 products, over 75% scratch-made, including gateaux, tarts, pastries and teacakes.Clam’s Handmade Cakes (Wales winner)Clam’s began in 1981 in Abergavenny and moved to a bakery in Ebbw Vale in 2014. The success of its award-winning Sticky Almond Cake and Whisky Fruit Cake spurred the business to expand, and NPD for 2018 includes sugar-free muffins.Flower & White (Midlands winner)Brian Crowther started his business from home in 2009 and has since built up an award-winning meringue and gluten-free muffin manufacturing operation in Telford, supplying wholesale, retail and foodservice. His 8,000sq ft factory is SALSA accredited and employs around 40 people.last_img read more

V.V.S Laxman doffs hat to specially-abled child bowling at nets

first_imgHYDERABAD: A video of a specially-abled child defying odds to bowl at the nets amazed batting great V.V.S Laxman as the former ace batsman took to social media, saluting the spirit of human endurance and strength.Laxman on Sunday shared a video on his official Twitter handle where a specially-abled child is seen bowling at the nets. “The human spirit is one of ability, perseverance and courage that no situation can steal away. Salute to the spirit of human endurance and strength,” he said in his tweet along with the video. Laxman had previously lauded a mathematics teacher in Ladakh who is making sure his students do not miss out on much even though he has tested positive for COVID-19, saying his spirit is an inspiration. “Kifayat Hussain, a Maths teacher from Leh tested positive for Covid19, despite this he has been taking online classes for his students from the isolation centre. Such spirit is an inspiration,” Laxman had tweeted with a picture of the man. Laxman is also doing online sessions with Bengal cricketers as he is the batting consultant for Cricket Association of Bengal’s project Vision Programme. Laxman also recently recalled the “best battle” he has seen on a cricket field between two masters of the game – Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne. IANSlast_img read more

Liverpool end Man City’s unbeaten run in seven-goal thriller

first_imgBy Simon Jennings (REUTERS) – Liverpool scored three times in nine minutes on the way to a dramatic 4-3 win over Manchester City on Sunday which ended the Premier League leaders’ unbeaten start to the season.Liverpool struck after less than 10 minutes when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain surged forward from midfield to collect a neat layoff from Roberto Firmino and send a low shot past City keeper Ederson.Leroy Sane equalised shortly before the interval, but Liverpool blew City away after halftime with Firmino chipping Ederson to restore the home side’s lead and Sadio Mane striking from the edge of the box.Egypt international Mohamed Salah looked to have completed the rout when he collected Ederson’s clearance and sent the ball sailing back over the stranded keeper’s head, but City substitute Bernardo Silva grabbed one back and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan prodded home in stoppage-time.City’s first league defeat in 23 games this season left them 15 points clear at the top, ahead of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.“Congratulations to Liverpool for the victory,” City manager Pep Guardiola told Sky Sports.”The game was in our hands at 1-1 but our finishing was not good and then it went suddenly to 4-1. You have to live this kind of situation in the season.“The reality is we lose the game, we have a week to recover and prepare for the Newcastle game. All credit to the opponent, we know how difficult it is against a Juergen Klopp team, so aggressive, at Anfield too. We did a good performance apart from a few minutes.”Against the runaway leaders and without Brazilian Philippe Coutinho following his big-money move to Barcelona, Liverpool started strongly and their high pressing game was vindicated when Oxlade-Chamberlain surged forward and finished brilliantly.DESERVED EQUALISERIn an entertaining match which produced chances at both ends, City began to assert themselves before a deserved equaliser.Kyle Walker’s brilliant pass beat Joe Gomez and Sane, having controlled the ball superbly with his chest, fizzed a shot past Loris Karius’s weak attempted save at his near post.The game continued at the same frantic pace after the break with chances for both sides before Liverpool, in one of the most irresistible attacking displays of the season, scored three times in nine blistering minutes.Firmino lifted a deft finish over Ederson to restore their lead before Mane – just seconds after curling a shot against the post – unleashed an unstoppable drive into the top corner with his left foot.With Anfield in raptures and the visitors looking shell-shocked, Ederson’s attempted clearance only found Salah who controlled the ball before clipping it over the Brazilian from long range.last_img read more

HARPS HOPING FOR VITAL POINTS AGAINST SALTHILL DEVON

first_imgFinn Harps have the perfect opportunity to record back-to-back home wins when they host bottom of the table Salthill Devon at Finn Park on Friday night (kick-off 8pm).Two weeks ago Harps ended a recent dismal run of results when they defeated Wexford Youths courtesy of Kevin McHugh’s strike at Finn Park.Although they went down to Enda Curran’s second-half goal in Athlone last Friday, Peter Hutton’s side will be hoping to build on the Wexford win with another victory when Salthill visit on Friday. Harps have a decent home record in 2013 with only Athlone Town and Waterford United having left Finn Park with victories.And with Salthill departing Finn Park with just one draw in seven previous visits to Ballybofey, you can see why Harps supporters are hopeful of another victory on Friday.However, Harps should be wary of the threat posed by Friday’s visitors – who have won twice in their last four games – after what happened when the two sides met in Drom in mid-June.Then, with Harps expected to leave the County Galway venue with three points, Devon recorded their first home victory of the season on a 2-1 scoreline. “That was the final game before the break in which we lost in the final minutes of the game,” said Harps boss Peter Hutton as he looked back on that game earlier this week. “Salthill had prior to then and even of late recorded some good results and have added a few new faces to their ranks also, so they will be a tough nut to crack.”“Salthill last week lost to Waterford but from what I’m lead to believe they were unfortunate and the game was finely balanced for a long period of time with Waterford enjoying a fair share of lady luck,” continued Hutton.“Either way though we are at home and need the three points to get ourselves back on track and if we can apply the same work ethic and application as last week then I’ve no doubt we’ll be fine.”Hutton was disappointed that his side didn’t build on the victory over Wexford with a similar result in Athlone last week, especially as he felt his team were the best side on the night.A 1-0 victory for Roddy Collins table topping side put them two points clear at the top of the table. “It was very disappointing that we came away with nothing from a game we were fairly comfortable in and certainly deserved something from,” said Hutton of the game in Lissywollen.“Ciaran Gallagher had little to do for the majority of the game and generally we looked assured and had a few good chances ourselves but again unfortunately we didn’t take them. The players acquitted themselves well and were bitterly disappointed they got nothing for all their efforts but it merely shows the fine line between winning and losing in this league.”However, all is not lost and a play-off spot is still within reach for Harps should they go on an unbeaten run between now and the end of the season.“We are fortunate that the play off spot is still within our control but we really need to be winning games now and building a bit of momentum going into the final games. This is the period of the season when results are upper most and performances are secondary it’s now all about getting points on the board,” said Hutton. Harps will be without Michael Doherty who misses out through suspension. Damien McNulty is still sidelined as continues his recovery from a recent foot injury.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TEAM NEWSSuspended: Michael DohertyDoubtful: None.Injured: Damien McNulty (foot)Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-D-D-L-W-L (5 pts)Salthill Devon: D-L-W-L-W-L (7 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Last six home games against Salthill Devon20-Aug-10 – Finn Harps 3-2 Salthill Devon (First Division)08-Apr-11 – Finn Harps 0-0 Salthill Devon (First Division)24-Sep-11 – Finn Harps 2-0 Salthill Devon (First Division)06-Apr-12 – Finn Harps 3-0 Salthill Devon (First Division)03-Aug-12 – Finn Harps 2-0 Salthill Devon (First Division)19-Apr-13 – Finn Harps 1-0 Salthill Devon (First Division)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2013Sean McCarron – 8 (1 in FAI Cup)Kevin McHugh – 7Michael Funston – 3Keith Cowan – 3 (1 in FAI Cup)Thomas McMonagle – 2Thomas McBride – 1 (in League Cup)Matt Harkin – 1 (in League Cup)James Doherty – 1 (in League Cup)Marc Brolly – 1 (in League Cup)Aaron O’Hagan – 1 (in League Cup)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2013 (Harps goalscorers in brackets)02-Aug-13 – AL – Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps26-Jul-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Wexford Youths (McHugh)19-Jul-2013 – AL – Mervue United 4-0 Finn Harps12-Jul-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-0 Longford Town28-Jun-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 2-2 Cobh Ramblers (Funston, Cowan)28-Jun-2013 – AL – Waterford United 3-0 Finn Harps14-Jun-2013 – AL – Salthill Devon 2-1 Finn Harps (Funston)08-Jun-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 2-3 Athlone Town (Funston, Cowan)31-May-2013 – FAI – Finn Harps 2-1 Wexford Youths (Cowan, McCarron)24-May-2013 – AL – Wexford Youths 2-1 Finn Harps (McCarron)20-May-2013 – LC – Finn Harps 1-1 Derry City (O’Hagan) – Derry win 6-5 on penalties17-May-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Mervue United (McCarron)11-May-2013 – AL – Longford Town 2-3 Finn Harps (McCarron, McHugh, McDonagh og.)04-May-2013 – AL – Cobh Ramblers 2-2 Finn Harps (McHugh, McCarron)26-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-1 Waterford United19-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Salthill Devon (McMonagle)12-Apr-2013 – AL – Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps05-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-0 Wexford Youths29-Mar-2013 – AL – Mervue United 2-2 Finn Harps (McMonagle, McHugh)23-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Longford Town (McHugh)15-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 4-1 Cobh Ramblers (McCarron 2, McHugh 2)08-Mar-2013 – AL – Waterford United 1-1 Finn Harps (McCarron)03-Mar-2013 – LC – Mayo League 1-4 Finn Harps (Harkin, Doherty, Brolly, McBride)LC – League Cup. AL – Airtricity League, FAI – FAI Cup.HARPS HOPING FOR VITAL POINTS AGAINST SALTHILL DEVON was last modified: August 7th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:finn harpsSalthill Devonlast_img read more

$7.5 Million: Wikipedia Reaches Fundraising Goal

first_imgIn what has become a Christmas tradition, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales posted a personal appeal for donations to the Wikimedia Foundation earlier this month. On the first day alone, the nonprofit raised $430,000 from 13,000 people. Today, Wales announced that Wikimedia reached its fundraising goals. In total, the foundation managed to raise $7.5 million. Last year, when Wales posted a similar appeal, the Wikimedia Foundation received $6.2 million from 125,000 donors.Still No Ads Wikipedia and other Wikimedia properties like Wikiquote or Wikibooks could easily find enough advertisers to finance these sites. In order to remain as independent and impartial as possible, however, the Wikimedia Foundation prefers to rely on donations from users.It is worth noting, though, that the Wikipedia does have deals with some other companies like France Telecom’s Orange. These businesses license the site’s content and share advertising revenue with the Wikimedia Foundation.The Wikimedia Foundation has fewer than 35 employees and needs roughly $10 million per year to operate. About 340 million users access Wikipedia per month. According to Wales, this represents “almost a third of the Internet-connected world.” frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#Non-Profits#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Gartner: Touchscreen Mobile Device Sales will Grow 97% in 2010

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#web frederic lardinois Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … According to Gartner, the worldwide market for mobile devices with touchscreens will grow over 97% this year. Last year, consumers bought 184 million devices with touchscreens. Gartner predicts that this market will surpass 362 million units this year. By 2013, Gartner predicts, touchscreen mobile devices will account for 80% of all sales in North America and Europe. Once the domain of high-end devices, touchscreen are now finding their ways into midrange phones and a growing number of consumers now expects all of their screens to be touch-enabled.As Gartner analyst CK Lu notes, a touchscreen alone won’t be enough to convince users to buy a specific phone, however. According to Lu, “Consumers won’t buy a mobile device purely for the touch UI, Touch technology is just an enabler, and ultimately, it is a compelling user experience — which includes good UI design, applications and services — that will make or break a product.” Indeed, Gartner advised manufacturers to double down on their efforts to create good touch-driven UIs. While Gartner doesn’t mention the iPhone explicitly, it is clear that Apple’s popular phone has set the standard for touch-driven UIs and most manufacturers are still struggling to catch up. Bonus: What Does the Mobile, Touch-Friendly Web Look Like Today? The mobile web, according to a new report from mobile search engine Taptu, is currently all about shopping and services. Taptu – which specializes in indexing mobile sites – surveyed about 326,000 sites that are optimized for mobile, finger-friendly browsing and found that the largest concentration of these sites falls into Taptu’s “shopping and services” category. In total, Taptu found 83,000 mobile-enabled commerce sites, ranging from mobile shopping assistants to banks and mobile real estate sites.According to Taptu, mobile shopping and services sites make up close to 25% of all mobile-friendly sites in the company’s index, followed by sites in the “photo and design” category (17.7%). Social sites rank third with 9.2%. Personal blogs only make up 1.5% of Taptu’s index, a number if is easily bested by adult sites, which account for 3% of all mobile-optimized sites. It’s worth noting that if we combine news and weather sites (3.3%) together with sites about world affairs (8.1%), this category would easily fall into Taptu’s top 3. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Alab keeps home slate perfect, trips Black Bears

first_imgMOST READ Palace: No mass transport crisis yet in Metro Manila PLAY LIST 01:14Palace: No mass transport crisis yet in Metro Manila00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem McKinney’s career performance was spiked by 7-of-13 shooting from beyond the arc, drawing praise from Alab coach Jimmy Alapag, who compared the explosive guard to NBA legend Allen Iverson.McKinney, who also joined the league’s 1,000-point club in only his second season, shot 17-of-29 overall.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Balkman finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. Ramos also scattered 29 points and 13 rebounds for Alab, which avenged its 116-103 defeat to Macau last week.Alab missed two key players—Caelan Tiongson and Brandon Rosser—due to injuries and also saw power forward Lawrence Domingo leave the game due to a knee problem in the third period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe three players are unlikely to see action as the Filipino ballclub takes on Formosa on Sunday at Changhua Stadium in Taiwan in a battle between the top two teams in the league.Alab can virtually seal top seeding heading into the playoffs with a win over the Dreamers, who overwhelmed Wolf Warriors, 97-78, last Saturday to improve to 16-6. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy #KicksStalker: Auto-lacing kicks for automatic shooter Marcio Lassiter LATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte San Miguel Alab Pilipinas warmed up for its battle with Formosa Dreamers with a come-from-behind subdue Macau Black Bears, 101-96, on Friday night in Asean Basketball League at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The reigning champions survived a spectacular 50-point performance from Filipino-American guard Mikh McKinney as Renaldo Balkman and PJ Ramos held the fort with double-double outputs for Alab, which stayed on top with an 18-4 record.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed View commentslast_img read more

EU slaps sanctions on breakaway Ukraine officials

first_imgBRUSSELS — The European Union is slapping sanctions on nine more people over “illegal” elections in eastern Ukraine last month, while it weighs how to help Kyiv in its Black Sea standoff with Russia.EU foreign ministers on Monday imposed asset freezes and travel bans on the nine local government and election officials in Donetsk and Luhansk.It brings to 164 the total number of people under sanctions for “actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.”Forty-four “entities”, like companies or organizations, are also on the list.Separately Monday, the ministers were due to discuss the Russia tensions with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.Russian border guards last month fired on three Ukrainian navy vessels in the Black Sea. The vessels and the crews were captured.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Liberals hope funding change solves infrastructure spending cost concerns

first_imgOTTAWA — Federal Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says an overhaul of how the government approves funding for projects should solve concerns about construction delays and escalating costs.The government has been criticized for the slower-than-anticipated pace of infrastructure dollars leaving the federal treasury.For the rest of the winter, federal officials will sign off on plans so money and work are ready to roll come spring, which Champagne says will finally align bureaucratic processes with Canada’s construction season.The backroom change is one Champagne hopes will address public concerns that cities hold off work until they are sure the Liberals will chip in money, which also worsens cost overruns.Under the Liberals, planned federal spending on new roads, bridges, highways, trains and water systems over the coming decade has risen to $186 billion.As 2018 comes to a close, Champagne says there are some 4,400 projects worth $50 billion on the go, of which about $20 billion is from federal investments.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Now, WhatsApp makes group chats more secure

first_imgNew Delhi: WhatsApp Wednesday said it will now allow its users to decide whether they want to get added to groups on the instant messaging platform.The move assumes significance, especially ahead of elections in the country, as social media platforms are expected to play a major role in political campaigns to reach out to citizens in large numbers. The messaging app has added that a new privacy setting in which an invite system will help users decide who can add them to groups. Previously, WhatsApp users could be added to groups without their consent. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsTo enable the feature, users can go to the ‘settings’ option in the WhatsApp app and select one of three options – nobody, my contacts, or everyone. If they choose nobody, users will have to approve joining every group to which they are invited. Upon choosing my contacts option, users from the person’s address book will be able to add them to groups. In these cases, the person inviting you to a group will be prompted to send a private invite through an individual chat, giving the user a choice of joining the group. The user will be given three days to accept the invite before it expires, the statement said. “With these new features, users will have more control over the group messages they receive,” WhatsApp said.last_img read more