Maple Leaf moves to add value in UK

first_imgMaple Leaf Bakery UK has bought the French Croissant Company (FCC) and Avance (UK) as it expands its operations.The deal, which completed on Monday, gives it a total of six sites in the UK and will allow it to develop its UK bakery business, deputy MD Guy Hall told British Baker.FCC is the largest UK croissant producer and its sister company Avance (UK) is a flavoured bread and long-life bread products supplier.The two companies have combined sales of around £40m and employ around 370 people at bakeries in Park Royal, London and Maidstone, Kent. Both were part of the Primebake group, owned by John Lister.Hall commented: “These businesses were a good strategic fit, with good added-value products and fit with our ambitions for expansion in the UK.”Current management teams will be retained at the new sites, he said, and no relocations or job losses are planned.Hall said Maple Leaf will continue to look for opportunities to expand in the UK.The company, part of Canadian giant Maple Leaf Foods, is currently best known for producing New York Bagel Company-branded bagels in the UK.Hall commented: “We are always looking, you never know when a good opportunity comes up.”Maple Leaf also acquired the former Harvestime bakery in Walsall this March. It was pleased with its progress in the in-store bakery and speciality areas, Hall said.last_img read more

Lobi Stars Shoot to Top of NPFL

first_imgRangers, Enyimba share points in ‘Oriental Derby’Lobi Stars are the new leaders of the NPFL on a day promoted Yobe Desert Stars halted the eight-game unbeaten run of erstwhile leaders Kano Pillars.Lobi Stars shot to the top of the standings following a 1-0 win over visiting Katsina United, while Yobe Desert Stars were truly at home on their return to Damaturu as they stopped Pillars 2-0. Lobi Stars match winner was veteran striker David Tyavkase on 69 minutes. The Makurdi club now sits at the top of the standings with 23 points.Rangers shaded the ‘Oriental Derby’ against regional rivals Enyimba and they were big home wins for MFM FC and Wikki Tourists.Bright Silas’ header off a Felix Ogbuke’s free kick after five minutes proved to be the difference between Rangers and Enyimba in Enugu.Niger Tornadoes pipped champions Plateau United after a penalty put away by Hussain Isah in the first half.Kwara United forced El Kanemi Warriors to a 1-1 draw at home to further worsen coach John Obuh’s future at ‘The Afonja Warriors’, who remain rooted at the bottom of the standings.MATCH DAY 12Wikki 3-0 River UtdMFM  3-0 HeartlandRangers 1-0 EnyimbaFCIU 1-1 Abia WarriorsLobi  1-0 Katsina UtdTornadoes 1-0 Plateau UtdYobe Stars 2-0 Kano PillarsKwara Utd 1-1 El KanemiGo Round 1-0 SunshineShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Buxton beats out infield single in 9th; Twins top Tigers 4-3

first_img Written By First Published: 6th September, 2020 07:56 IST LIVE TV Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 6th September, 2020 07:56 IST Buxton Beats Out Infield Single In 9th; Twins Top Tigers 4-3 Miguel Sanó led Minnesota’s rally against the Detroit bullpen with a home run and the tying single in the ninth inning, before Byron Buxton beat out an infield single for the game-winning RBI to give the Twins a 4-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Miguel Sanó led Minnesota’s rally against the Detroit bullpen with a home run and the tying single in the ninth inning, before Byron Buxton beat out an infield single for the game-winning RBI to give the Twins a 4-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night.Sanó — who homered in the seventh off Joe Jiménez — singled to drive in Josh Donaldson, who walked to start the ninth against José Cisnero (1-2). With two outs and two strikes, Buxton hit a slow grounder to shortstop Willi Castro. One of the fastest players in baseball, Buxton blazed down the first-base line and just beat Castro’s throw, before the Twins spilled out onto the field in celebration.Jorge Alcalá (2-1) pitched two scoreless innings for the Twins, who have won five straight games and are 17-4 at home for the best mark in the major leagues.Victor Reyes homered for Detroit on Kenta Maeda’s second pitch, and starter Tarik Skubal stifled Minnesota over six innings.Maeda produced another masterpiece for the Twins, retiring 18 straight batters after Reyes sent his hanging slider into the covered-up right field seats. Maeda yielded only two hits in six innings, but a walk to Jonathan Schoop to start the seventh was the spoiler. After a single by Miguel Cabrera, Tyler Clippard relieved.Jeimer Candelario, Castro and Jorge Bonifacio each hit an RBI single before Clippard recovered to get three straight bases-loaded outs. Three runs were charged to Maeda, who still has a 1.64 ERA in three home starts with 26 strikeouts and four walks in 22 innings.Skubal allowed only two hits himself, the only run against him scored by Jake Cave on a double-play grounder hit by Eddie Rosario. Cave pinch-ran for rookie Brent Rooker, who produced Minnesota’s first hit to start the fifth.With the Tigers lugging a starting pitching ERA that was the second-worst in baseball at 6.47 entering the evening, the rookie Skubal delivered a well-timed gem by beating the Twins for the second straight Saturday. He gave up two runs on three hits in five innings in Detroit last weekend. The Twins and Tigers are playing 10 times in a 26-day span from Aug. 29 to Sept. 23.The defending AL Central champion Twins entered the evening third in the division — but only one-half game behind the leader Chicago, with Cleveland in between.FOR STARTERSReyes is batting .357 in his last 13 games (20 for 56) since sliding up to the leadoff spot on Aug. 22, with 11 runs and six RBIs in that span. The center fielder hit his second career leadoff homer.TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: SS Niko Goodrum was placed on the injured list with a strained right oblique muscle. He last played on Tuesday. Castro will take Goodrum’s place for now. “We all believe Willi’s going to be a big league shortstop,” manager Ron Gardenhire said.Twins: C Alex Avila went on the injured list with lower back tightness, and Willians Astudillo was added to the roster to back up Ryan Jeffers with regular Mitch Garver already on the injured list. … 2B Luis Arraez missed his third straight game with patellar tendon soreness in his left knee.UP NEXTTigers: RHP Casey Mize (0-1, 6.75 ERA) pitches Sunday afternoon. Mize, the first overall pick in the 2018 draft, has yet to finish the fifth inning in his first three major league starts.Twins: LHP Rich Hill (1-1, 3.94 ERA) takes the mound for the fourth game of the series. Hill is 3-0 with a 3.77 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 28 2/3 career innings against Detroit.Image credits: AP last_img read more

Rohit Sharma reveals which Indian cricketer is the best footballer and what position he…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter(@ImRo45)/PTIAdvertisement 5zxudNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs197i2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Elif( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ykxgWould you ever consider trying this?😱755Can your students do this? 🌚k99qRoller skating! Powered by Firework Team India opener Rohit Sharma has recently been chosen as the brand ambassador of La Liga, and at an event in Mumbai today, the hard hitting batsman was all open about the growth of the beautiful game in the country. He also talked about the influence of football on his teammates, their hairstyles, and how good they are in the sport. He revealed some interesting facts, even which cricketer is the best with the ball on his feet.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@ImRo45)/PTIThe Mumbai Indians skipper said that he is a regular watcher of football matches since he was a kid. He also spoke about his favourite team and club, which are Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane.Talking about his compatriots who follow the sport closely, Rohit revealed the best footballer from the squad.Advertisement “There are lots of them actually, we have got Zlatan Ibrahimovic in our squad as well, that’s Ishant Sharma. M S Dhoni is the number one football player.”Superbly skilled with the bat, Mahi is also well known for his prowess in football. Co-own  Chennaiyin FC in the ISL, the 38 year old participated in a charity match last year, playing for ‘All Stars Football Club’ along with Bollywood icons Abhishek Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor.Advertisement Check out Dhoni juggling a ball with his Chennai SUper Kings teammate in the video below, courtesy of YouTube channel Alia Media.Talking about the involvement of football with cricket, Rohit said that before every match, a game of football is a regular warm up drill, and the right handed batsman also revealed that he plays as a midfielder.“I love playing as a midfielder during warm-up matches because that’s the most challenging spot. Football is played as a warm-up because it brings us together as a team makes our body active.” he told reporters.The first ever non-footballer to be chosen as a brand ambassador for La Liga, Rohit was jolly about the development of the sport in the country.Rohit continued- “Over the course of the past five years, we have witnessed a significant growth in the interest for football in India.”Also read:See which Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma compared with Zlatan IbrahimovićWatch: Rohit Sharma talking to his baby from the dressing room balcony will melt your heart! Advertisementlast_img read more

Season-leading times at Gibson/McCook Relays

first_imgDespite rainy conditions, competition at the Gibson McCook Relays produced nine season-leading high school performances on Saturday at the National Stadium.Six came from the boys and three from the girls. With the rain forcing sprinters to run cautiously, the pick of the performance came in the 4×800 metres.Kingston College (KC) lowered their own 2016 best times in the Class Three and Class Four 4×100 metres, with times of 43.40 and 45.17 seconds, respectively.In Class One, Jamaica College (JC) moved forward to 40.01 seconds. In warm weather, the 40-second barrier might well have been breached.There were wholesale changes in the 4×200 metres. With Jhevaughn Matherson cruising home, KC smacked 1.49 seconds off the previous season-leading Class One time to win in one minute 26.03 seconds.A similar change was made in Class Two, where St Jago High won in one minute 28.59 seconds.Wolmer’s Boys’ and Kingston College (KC) won in Class Three and Class Four in 1.32.59 and 1.37.88, respectively. The Gibson McCook Relays is the only meet to stage the 4x200m relays in these lower class categories.With Ashley Williams cruising, Holmwood matched the boys with a year-leading one minute 36.49-second run in the girls 4×200 Open. Williams also anchored Holmwood to victory in the 4x400m over St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), but the Santa Cruz school had run three minutes 36.91 seconds in the heats to establish the best time of the high school season.STETHS and Edwin Allen High produced notable 4x800m times. STETHS won an exciting boys’ race in 7.35.08, while Edwin Allen became the first girls’ team to break nine minutes this year, clocking 8.57.19.- H.L.last_img read more

Coke’s top test lab opens in SA

first_imgThe Coca-Cola contour bottle, SouthAfrican style. (Image: Coca-Cola)Janine ErasmusCoca-Cola, the world’s top beverage manufacturer, has opened a state-of-the-art laboratory complex in Midrand, north of Johannesburg. The African Technical Centre is Coca-Cola’s most technologically advanced facility globally, the company says.Built in a year at a cost of R46.6-million (US$6-million) and opened earlier in 2008, the new centre tests Coca-Cola products from 162 bottlers in 56 African countries. Finished products, raw materials and waste are tested every month to ensure African-produced Coca-Cola products consistently keep to the high standard they have already set.The Midrand facility offers analytical and technical support, conducting physical and chemical tests that include temperature, pressure, water quality and acid content. It will have a staff complement of 32 skilled employees, of which 19 will be new jobs.Coca-Cola South Africa president William Egbe said at the opening ceremony that the company’s substantial investment was proof of its belief in South Africa as a place to do business, and was not deterred by the recent power crisis. Egbe added that Coca Cola will use South Africa as the basis for its activities across the continent.Minister of Science and Technology Mosibudi Mangena was also in attendance at the opening ceremony, and said that the centre would help to promote good laboratory practice in South Africa. It would also uplift the African region and contribute valuable skills.“It will also leverage analytical capability, increase employment opportunities, and trigger innovation within the chemical industry,” he said. “We regard the Africa Technical Centre as a good example of your commitment to the upliftment of both industry and our people, leading to higher levels of economic growth and development, particularly through science and technology.According to Mangena, Coca-Cola directly contributes about R8.4-billion ($1.1-billion) to South Africa’s GDP and, directly and indirectly, is responsible for a remarkable 1.4% of the country’s GDP.Coca-Cola vice-president Carletta Ooton added that the company had invested in the most sophisticated analytical equipment available, and would use the laboratory as part of its strategy to build a greater understanding of its ingredients and products, as well as support global innovation and sustainable business values.Coca-Cola will open four other such facilities around the globe. One has already been established in China and the others will open in Mexico, Belgium and the US by the end of 2009.Supporting developing marketsCoca-Cola’s director of global laboratory operations John Ward says the trio of facilities would ensure product quality and support the company’s long-term growth in developing markets. “We need to extend our technical capability throughout those regions at a local level.”Ward said that the company was previously focused mainly on its headquarters in Atlanta, US, and European regional base in Brussels.According to, Coca-Cola is South Africa’s most admired brand name, and the leader in overall brand awareness, achieving a rating of 42%. South Africa is the company’s largest market in Africa, outselling by two-and-a-half times the next biggest market Nigeria, and accounting for 40% of the company’s entire African revenue.In 2006 Coca-Cola relocated its Africa region headquarters from Windsor in the UK to Johannesburg, indicating its commitment to its African, and particularly South African, market.A solid reputationCoca-Cola South Africa has been named as the country’s third most reliable company, according to the 2008 Reputation Institute survey, which was conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. It came in behind cellular provider Vodacom in the top position, followed by petrol manufacturer Sasol. The margins between the companies were very small, with Vodacom scoring 71.56%, Sasol 71.38% and Coca-Cola SA 71.18%.Coca-Cola in South Africa is manufactured and distributed by Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI), which in turn is part of the SABMiller stable. SABMiller bought out ABI’s minority shareholders in 2004 and delisted the company from the JSE stock exchange. SABMiller then sold ABI to its South African division, the South African Breweries.ABI, which originally listed on the JSE in 1989, and Coca-Cola have worked together under a franchise agreement for three decades, and ABI also distributes, Schweppes, Sparletta and Appletiser products in South Africa, as well as the Nestlé brand Nestea and a range of other juices, energy drinks and flavoured waters.The company operates six manufacturing plants around the South Africa, employing some 3 700 people, and its plants in Durban, Midrand and Pretoria, in particular, are regarded as world-class facilities.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesSouth Africa’s economyHeineken’s R7-billion SA plant SABMiller: global brewing giant Useful linksCoca-Cola South AfricaCoca-ColaSouth African BreweriesAmalgamated BeveragesDepartment of Science and Technologylast_img read more

YouTube Gets a Cloud-Based Video Editor

first_imgIf you have found yourself like I recently have – stuck with video on an iPhone and a netbook, but no real way to edit it – then fret no more, because YouTube has added an editor. While the YouTube Video Editor is certainly nothing to compete with the likes of Final Cut Pro or Premiere, it has the basic functionality needed to finally make it possible for those living the ultra-mobile, ultra-lightweight lifestyle to put their videos online without having to leave all the unwieldy odds and ends. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The editor is simple and intuitive, with a drag-and-drop interface showing a full thumbnail inventory of all of your videos. Editing a video consists of setting a starting and stopping point for each clip, so if you want to select multiple clips from the same video, you simply drag that video to the bar below and repeat the process for each clip. In much the same way, different videos, or clips from those videos, can be spliced together. Of course, rough editing like this can leave some interesting audio, so YouTube also provides you with audio tracks to overlay over the entire video from its AudioSwap library. Two caveats come with using the audio overlay – adding an audio track from the AudioSwap library will permanently erase the audio track on the mashed-up video and YouTube says that it may display advertisements on videos using these audio tracks. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud computing#Google#Video Services#web#YouTube 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

a month agoSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn: I wanted to be a striker

first_imgSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn: I wanted to be a strikerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn admits Mum isn’t crazy about having another keeper in the family.Like most kids, he started out dreaming of being a striker but was put between the sticks as a nine-year-old. Yet, if his mum had had her way, she would have stopped the ­ Southampton goalie following in dad Bryan’s footsteps.Gunn Jnr told the Mirror: “I was on trial ­playing outfield at Norwich City for the Under-9s, the keeper got injured. Someone gave me the gloves and after that ­session, someone else told me to bring the gloves next time and focus on being a ­goalkeeper.“After the session when they told me to be a keeper, my dad got home, told my mum and I don’t think she was very pleased. She was like, ‘I’ve dealt with you for 20 years – I don’t need another goalkeeper!’“But it ­happened, she accepted it and I think she’s fine with it now.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Spotted Guatemala Welcomes Its Largest Boxship to Date

first_imgImage Courtesy: APM TerminalsThe 8,600 TEU CSAV Traiguen has become the largest containership to call a Guatemalan port when it arrived at Terminal de Contenedores Quetzal (TCQ) on April 12, 2017.The ship’s arrival is part of the maiden call of Hapag-Lloyd’s Mediterranean Pacific (MPS) service. The MPS service will begin weekly calls to TCQ in early May, according to APM Terminals.Owned by the United Kingdom-based shipping company Zodiac Maritime, the boxship features a length of 300 meters and a width of 48.4 meters.TCQ, which was acquired by APM Terminals in March 2016 while under construction, opened for operations earlier this year, with the first trial vessel call carried out in February.TCQ, with an annual container throughput capacity of 340,000 TEU, is said to be the largest facility between the port of Lázaro Cardenas in México, and the Panama Canal, on the west coast of Central America. The terminal can handle vessels of up to 9,000 TEU capacity, making it the largest in Guatemala.last_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