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Rank Hovis consults on mill closure

first_imgRank Hovis, part of Premier Foods, is in consultation with employees about the proposed cessation of milling and pac- king at its Rotherham Mill in South Yorkshire.Garry Sharkey, head of wheat procurement, told British Baker: “Last week we announced consultations to end milling at the site in early September and pac-king in early November. This follows a review of our milling and packing capacity across our whole estate. However, the site will continue as a warehousing and distribution facility.”He continued: “Flour is not an expanding market and there have been structural changes to the dynamics of flour supply, so it is with deep regret that we propose to cease milling and packing at Rotherham.”We will do all we can to relocate employees where possible within Premier Foods and to support those on-site. This has been a very thorough review and Rank Hovis will continue to ensure its customers receive the highest quality of contact and service that they currently enjoy.”The remaining seven mills in Rank Hovis’s portfolio are: Glasgow; Selby, North York-shire; Manchester; Barry, south Wales; Wellingbough, Northants; Andover and Southampton in Hants; plus the Holgran wheat maltings in Gainsborough.last_img read more

Farm Shop & Deli bakery finalists announced

first_imgBakeries from Cumbria, Essex and Gloucestershire are among those shortlisted for Baker of the Year at the 2019 Farm Shop & Deli Awards.The four-strong shortlist comprises: Bondgate Bakery in Otley, West Yorkshire; Hobbs House Bakery in Tetbury, Gloucestershire; Mayfield Farm Bakery in Harlow, Essex; and Lovingly Artisan in Kendal, Cumbria.They are among 50 businesses competing across 12 categories, including Newcomer of the Year and Online Business of the Year, with the winners vying for the title of Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year. The winners will be announced at 3:30pm on Monday 8 April at the Birmingham NEC as part of the Farm Shop & Deli Show which runs from 8-10 April 2019.Also taking place at the show is Britain’s Best Loaf, organised by British Baker. The 2019 competition, sponsored by spelt supplier Craggs & Co, will see bakers enter their loaves across five categories:InnovationWhiteWholegrainSourdoughGluten FreeThe winning loaf from each category will be judged to determine the ultimate winner of the title Britain’s Best Loaf. Past winners have said the accolade has helped boost sales and gain new listings, as well as generate both local and national media coverage.The deadline for entries is 11 March and there is an entry fee of £20+VAT for each product.last_img read more

Cambridge resident provides shelter for Haiti’s homeless

first_imgSix weeks after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the country’s leaders are pleading to other nations for tents to shelter the thousands of homeless victims who live on the streets of Port Au Prince. Last week, Cambridge resident Dr. S. Allen Counter, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard Foundation, delivered over 150 tents to homeless families in earthquake ravaged Port Au Prince area. Each tent can provide temporary housing for a family of six to eight persons…To read morelast_img

Your Top 10 ‘90s-Early 2000s Teen Flicks That Need the B’way Treatment

first_imgThe Princess Diaries View Comments A Cinderella Story Center Stage She’s the Man 13 Going on 30 10 Things I Hate About Youcenter_img Now and Then Miss Congeniality Napoleon Dynamite Get those pom-poms in the air! Bring It On the Musical traded Broadway’s jazz hands for spirit fingers on August 1, 2012, and we decided to celebrate the tuner’s anniversary by looking back at all of the ’90s and early 2000s flicks we would love to see on the Great White Way. We’re already gearing up for Freaky Friday’s world premiere at Virginia’s Signature Theatre (starring Broadway favorites Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton and choreographed by On Your Feet!’s Sergio Trujillo), and Mean Girls and Clueless are already in the works (and on our wish list). From the emotional A Walk to Remember to the hilarious Napoleon Dynamite, take a look at your top 10!   A Walk to Rememberlast_img

Mamie Parris Starts Performances in Cats

first_img Cats Related Shows View Comments We’re purring, air-guitaring and shaking our tails! School of Rock’s delightful not-so-sweetheart Mamie Parris is heading to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats to begin performances on October 17. She succeeds pop princess Leona Lewis as Grizabella, the glamour cat; Lewis’ last performance took place on October 9.Prior to originating the role of Patty in School of Rock, Parris appeared on Broadway in On the Twentieth Century, Ragtime, 110 in the Shade and The Drowsy Chaperone. Her other credits include Wicked, 9 to 5 and Legally Blonde on tour.In addition to Parris, the current roster of Jellicles includes Andy Huntington Jones as Munkustrap, Tyler Hanes as Rum Tum Tugger, Kim Fauré as Demeter, Sara Jean Ford as Jellylorum, Christopher Gurr as Bustopher Jones, Jess LeProtto as Mungojerrie, Shonica Gooden as Rumpelteazer and Christine Cornish Smith as Bombalurina.center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 30, 2017 Mamie Parrislast_img read more


first_imgIf you have been bold enough to flip through a fitness magazine in the last ten years, you have undoubtedly read an article or two about the importance of core strength and balance.Rumor has it, finding balance and ways to strengthen your core, will help us all in various athletic pursuits. What pursuits? Golf – where better balance and core strength can help lead to monster drives Cycling – where a strong core and good balance can help cyclists reserve energy and use their legs more effectivelyRunning – where lack of core strength can lead to back problems, pain and other injuries The gospel of core strength for athletes has been preached and accepted by professionals for years. Even soft core athletes and normal folk like myself have heard and accepted the message. Strength = balance = less bad stuff like back pain, hip pain, etc. Even nursing home patients could likely tell you the importance of strength and balance in recovering from surgery or pain.I will even venture a guess that a number of us potential followers have attended classes at the gym or purchased our own  balance ball, yoga mat, or other device to aid in at home core workouts.The desire to fild balance, and strength is a noble one.But I must admit, when I hear the words “core strength,” and balance, I rarely think of my abdominal muscles. I consider my whole body, mind,  body and spirit. I think of wellness, wholeness, psychological balance and emotional strength.I consider whether my whole person at this minute, has balance. If not, I think on how and where I can find that needed core strength.For example:Long day.Feel exhausted.No outlet but that of work and routine. A friend needs help sorting through a difficult problem or a loved one calls needing someone to listen.I already feel empty, un-nourished, and have nothing left to give. My lack of balance and strength will negatively impact the way I treat people I love. They way I listen, respond, give back and encourage.To me, a life of emptiness, exhaustion and fatigue is unacceptable. Even a day of emotional exhaustion is too much. I want to feel strong, able to serve and listen. And while I cannot control the intensity of my work or the demands of ordinary life, I can control what I do to nourish and build myself up before and during the stress. I can make building core strength a priority, knowing that balance will help me get through the rough parts with enough energy left to do the real work.I own a balance ball. One day, I will use it to strengthen my actual muscles. But for now, I am reaching out for the other tools necessary to build strength.My journalDaily quite time – reflection – prayerWalks with my dogsBooksFriendsQuiet time at homeYour list will be different. I am sure of it. My husband’s would include mountain streams and running clothes. My brother’s would include some British band’s latest record.A friend of mine with two children, a full time job and a busy husband will need very different things to feel whole, and balanced at her core. She may need help with meals, child care. She may need alone time, a walk with the dogs alone, or a hot bath.If we don’t find this balance, and work on it every day, we can’t be our best selves. We break down and waste what energy we do have in feeling discouraged, alone, weak.If a 60 year old Golfer attended Titlest camp and said ” I just don’t feel like working on my balance or strength,” the instructor might inform him that his game will suffer accordingly. While it may be acceptable for an amateur athlete, I don’t think it is acceptable for our lives that we become apathetic.It is not selfish to focus on yourself in this way. It is in this context, a gift to those around you. It is a necessity in these crazy times to find balance, and wholeness.I would love if folks would share their secrets to balance. I think the more we encourage each other to seek it, the stronger all of us can be.Oh, and if any of you still have an ab roller hiding under your bed from 1995, maybe its time to dust it off as well.last_img read more

Hull swoop for Spurs duo

first_img Huddlestone certainly fits the bill as a player who can play as a midfield anchor who is also comfortable on the ball. Sunderland were also on the lookout for such a player and Black Cats boss Paolo Di Canio had upped his interest in Huddlestone only to see Hull make a more decisive move this week. Huddlestone, who made 209 appearances for Spurs in eight years since signing from Derby, revealed Bruce’s vision for Hull’s return to the top flight was crucial in persuading him to sign on. “It’s obviously very exciting times for the club, but for myself personally it’s been a frustrating couple of years at Tottenham whether it be [because of] injuries or team selection. Hopefully I can come here, cement my place in the starting 11, and do well for the club,” he told Tigers Player. “I know a few of the lads here already and they’ve only said good things about the manager and the club as a whole. “I had a chance to speak to Steve Bruce and I liked his ideas, his role for me within the team, and what he wants the team to do and the way he wants them to play. “Once I’d spoken to him my mind was made up really.” He added that “a few teams” had been vying for his signature but indicated that only Hull had matched Spurs’ valuation. “There was a few teams interested and obviously Tottenham accepted the bid,” he said. “It was a very difficult decision [to leave Spurs]. Having been at Tottenham for eight years and with the club in the situation they are now, it was a very difficult decision to make, but one based on footballing reasons. “With the club accepting the bid, then I kind of knew where I stood.” Despite arriving so late in pre-season, Huddlestone is ready to be thrown into the mix at Stamford Bridge this weekend. “I’ll be ready to train tomorrow and then we’ll see what the manager does for the game,” he said. “They don’t really come much bigger than Chelsea away, with Jose Mourinho returning and everything else that goes with it.” Press Association The Barclays Premier League new boys have agreed a three-year deal for 26-year-old Huddlestone, who arrives from White Hart Lane for an undisclosed fee. Fellow midfielder Livermore, 23, has joined the Tigers on a season-long loan. Hull have confirmed the double signing of Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore from Tottenham. A statement on club website read: “The Tigers are delighted to confirm the signing of England international midfielder Tom Huddlestone from Tottenham Hotspur. “We are also pleased to announce the loan signing of Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore.” Huddlestone, capped four times by England, has been allocated squad number eight for the new season, which for Steve Bruce’s men gets under way at Chelsea on Sunday. The club did not disclose the fee agreed for Huddlestone or if it represents a new record buy, but Press Association Sport understands the fee at least matches their £5million record signing of Jimmy Bullard. Both Huddlestone and Livermore, who made 11 Premier League appearances for Spurs last season and has had spells on loan at Leeds and Ipswich among others, will join up with the Tigers’ squad for the first time at training on Thursday. Hull boss Bruce has been busy in the transfer market since winning promotion to the Barclays Premier League, with Wednesday’s double swoop taking the club’s summer signings to 10. Former Birmingham centre-half Curtis Davies, who came in for £2.25million, had been his most expensive addition prior to Huddlestone’s signing, with a combination of free transfers, loan deals and cheaper arrivals such as Yannick Sagbo and Allan McGregor ensuring Bruce has operated well within budget. Yet Bruce had made it clear that the midfield was an area which needed significant bolstering, especially since the departures of Corry Evans and Tom Cairney to Blackburn and a pre-season injury to Stephen Quinn. last_img read more


first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Tuesday, Sept. 3, and Wednesday, Sept. 4. Crimes against propertyat 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 3, a staff member outside the USC area reported his USC ID 1:20 A.m. on Sept. 4, two men approached a girl at 30th Street and Figueroa Street and demanded her purse. Fearing for her safety, she handed over her phone and money. The two men then fled and disappeared from 7:00 A.m. on Sept. 4, a staff member of the Norwood Elementary School lost her cell phone. When she used the built in tracking software to search for it, she discovered that the phone had already been taken out of the 7:26 p.m. on Sept. 4, DPS arrived at the Grace Salvatori Hall of Letters, Arts and Sciences to unlock an office the request of a professor, so that his TA could  retrieve a folder for him. They left the scene after checking that the folder retrieved belonged to the professor.Miscellaneous incidentsat 4:40 a.m. on Sept. 4, DPS responded to a report at Adams Boulevard and Portland Street, where a male was sleeping in his car, parked with its engine running.  They marked that the student was intoxicated and that his car had struck a parked vehicle. LAPD was called, and they arrested the student in 11:40 a.m. on Sept. 3, a female student was reported feeling ill at the Chalres Lee Powel Hall. DPS requested an LAFD RA unit and Unit #15, who reported that she did not need medical treatment. She was conscious and coherent when she was released into the care of her 8:39 p.m. on Sept. 3, LAFD and Unit #10 freed several people stuck in an elevator of the H. Leslie Hoffman Hall of Business. Administration without incident.last_img read more

Gauntlet ups ante on rivalry

first_imgPhoto courtesy of USC Sports Information Throw down · The Lexus Gauntlet spices up the USC-UCLA rivalry and is not just a marketing strategy, staff writer Brian Wagner writes. | Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information The USC-UCLA rivalry is getting even more intense.Another competitive season of college athletics has come and gone and the Lexus Gauntlet has been awarded to the USC for the second consecutive year.The Lexus Gauntlet is an annual ongoing competition between USC and UCLA that tracks all head-to-head wins the schools rack up against one another.  Since its establishment in 2001, there had been no repeat winner before this year. USC ensured its hoisting of the cup through the men’s and women’s track and field squads. The annual dual meet against the Bruins took place on May 2, and USC’s performance allowed it to retain the Gauntlet for a second year. In the eight years of the Gauntlet’s existence, USC has now won five to UCLA’s three. For fans, the Lexus Gauntlet, no doubt, brings more excitement. It allows fans to be more  attentive to all collegiate sports and truly exemplifies the utter importance and variance of the rivalry. Senior USC student Adam Kossoff explained the greatness from a fan’s perspective: “I really enjoy following the Lexus Gauntlet. [It’s] more than just football and basketball. The Gauntlet brings out all parts of the rivalry.”Football may still be the sport that earns the most bragging rights for each school because of its overwhelming popularity, but it is golf, tennis and rowing, for example, that have an extensive impact on the Gauntlet, along with every Division-I sport. It really brings the whole rivalry into perspective. “We always want to beat UCLA, but when [the Gauntlet] is involved, it’s very motivating,” said Tom Glissmeyer of the USC men’s golf team. Glissmeyer affirms that he and his teammates, along with the rest of the student athletes, hold a large interest in the Lexus Gauntlet. As Tom Walsh, the USC women’s cross country head coach, said, “The Gauntlet puts the USC-UCLA rivalry more into focus.  This rivalry has always been great, but now it adds more attention to the minor sports.” Walsh stresses the true meaning of college athletics. It doesn’t revolve around one sport or two, he said, but rather the sum of the program, analogous to the 19 respected sports in USC’s athletic department. But when it is all said and done, the Gauntlet means most to the athletes themselves. And two questions are left unanswered when the Cup is awarded to the winning program: Do the athletes appreciate the competition of the Lexus Gauntlet? Or is it merely a marketing strategy? After speaking with many collegiate athletes and coaches, ranging from all sports, there cannot be more of a clear-cut answer. There is a certain entity in the cross-town rivalry that isn’t found everywhere you turn. These athletes from USC and UCLA compete to be the best, and within this rivalry, pride is at the core of it all. “It becomes much more than a game. It no longer becomes a match of wins and losses, but also of pride,” said Alison Ramos of the USC women’s tennis team. “When we defeat UCLA and take the cup, we keep our pride over a prestigious rival.” The athletes certainly recognize the prestige of the Lexus Gauntlet and the rivalry as a whole. Along with the goals of Pac-10 titles and national championships beginning with each new season, beating UCLA remains to be of utmost importance to USC athletics. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know it is one of the most touted accomplishments for the program, and the athletes convey that message very clearly through their fierce competition. “There is most definitely a large sense of pride involved when beating UCLA,” states USC’s men’s track and field star Aven Wright. “On top of competing against UCLA, there is that extra pressure because of our school pride.” The Lexus Gauntlet is a tangible element that demonstrates the intense rivalry that is USC-UCLA. The school pride for both programs has been there since its origin, but the Gauntlet has indubitably spiced things up. And has done so for the better.There is no doubt the USC-UCLA rivalry is one of the greatest in all of sports. And there is no doubt the initiation of the Lexus Gauntlet has added a little extra motivation for the athletes, and added excitement and awareness for the fans. USC’s athletes identify that the Lexus Gauntlet simply reinforces the rivalry as one of the best. As far as being victorious, it is certainly an honor to be awarded the Lexus Gauntlet Cup, and the athletes are very aware of it what it entails — to themselves, their teams, their program and their fans. Although it’s at a relatively young age, it is easy to see the Lexus Gauntlet is energizing a rivalry that is already one of the best. And the athletes are happy to be a part of it.last_img read more

USC claims first NorCal sweep since 2003

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan The USC women’s volleyball team escaped the Bay Area unscathed last week for the first time since 2006 and returns home with two critical victories against its strongest rivals.Top-notch · Sophomore outside hitter Samantha Bricio set USC’s single-season record for service aces (61) against California on Friday. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanAfter a grueling, five-set win over No. 5 Stanford on Wednesday night, the No. 8 Women of Troy (20-3, 10-2) turned away No. 27 California 3-1 (25-23, 24-26, 25-12, 25-23) Friday night to earn its fifth consecutive 20-win season.“We’re tired because we had a five-set game [on Wednesday],” sophomore outside hitter Samantha Bricio told the Pac-12 Network after the game. “But we came really focused today and we’re just getting better.”Combined with home victories against both teams in early October, the wins on the road represented USC’s third-ever regular season sweep of the Bay Area teams and first since 2003. The win over the Bears also improved USC’s all-time record versus Cal to 52-11.“Anytime you can get out of the Bay Area with two wins is equal to teams coming to Los Angeles and beating USC and UCLA, which is tough to do,” USC head coach Mick Haley said. “Beating Stanford and Cal at their own places is a very hard task, so you have to be as pleased as you can be leaving here with two wins.”Bricio unsurprisingly led the USC attack against the Bears with 14 kills and 13 digs, her fifth straight double-double. She also set USC’s single-season record for service aces (61) by converting five on the night in addition to four solo blocks and four block assists in a strong all-around performance.“Today the hitting wasn’t my forte, but I can compensate with other things,” Bricio told the Pac-12 Network. “I’m really excited right now because I’m seeing the results of how I work.”Freshman outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu (13) and senior middle blocker Alexis Olgard (10) also struck double figures in kills, while senior libero and captain Natalie Hagglund posted another phenomenal defensive outing with 36 digs.USC quickly jumped out to an 8-2 lead to open the match, but Cal won seven of the next nine to pull within one at 10-9. The Women of Troy recovered to go up 16-10 on a kill by junior middle blocker Hannah Schraer, but the Bears put together an impressive comeback and took a 22-20 lead. USC calmly fought back, however, as freshman outside hitter Elise Ruddins’ kill brought up set point before Nwanebu finished with a kill to seal the first set 25-23.Cal regrouped in the second frame and went on a 6-1 run to go up 13-8. USC came back and eventually tied it at 17-all on a tandem block by Bricio and Schraer, then strung together four straight points to tie it at 24 after facing set point.  But Cal claimed the set 26-24 when sophomore Lara Vukasovic knocked down a kill and then an ace to tie the match 1-1.The third set, noted by Haley to be a team weakness, actually proved to be the easiest for the Women of Troy. A Schraer kill put USC up 10-5 after which the Women of Troy extended their lead to as much as 21-9 on a kill by senior outside hitter Sara Shaw. Back-to-back blocks by Bricio and Schraer introduced set point at 24-11. After conceding a point, USC clinched the set at 25-12 when Schraer punctuated the rally with a kill that gave the Women of Troy a 2-1 lead.The fourth set was more contentious as the teams went back and forth. The Women of Troy saw their 11-7 lead diminish to 11-10 before going up 15-14. Consecutive kills by Olgard and Bricio put USC up 20-16 before Cal came back to whittle the deficit down to one at 23-22. Nwanebu then registered her 12th and 13th kills to end the match 25-23.“I think we were upset that we gave away that second set after working so hard in the first set,” head coach Mick Haley said. “They stayed even with us all the way through but we were able to stay one good play ahead of them.”Haley seemed proud of his team not only because of the wins, but also the grinding manner in which the Women of Troy claimed victory.“It was a hard fought match and the girls got very tired, but we deserved to win both of these matches,” Haley said.USC will return to the Galen Center this weekend to face Oregon Friday and Oregon State Sunday.last_img read more