Profits up 3% for Maple Leaf Bakery UK

first_imgMaple Leaf Bakery UK has reported improved financial results for the third quarter of 2011, with profit up 3%.As part of Canada Bread’s Frozen Bakery division, which produces the New York Bakery Co range, the company reported increased profits on the previous year of 3% from £78.2m ($126.1m) to more than £80m ($129.2m). For the third quarter to 30 September 2011, sales volumes have increased in its UK operations due to its ongoing growth in bagel sales.Richard Lan, president and chief executive officer of Canada Bread, said: “While our volumes increased in the quarter we continue to feel the impact of high raw material costs, which we largely offset through cost reductions and improved operating efficiencies.“Our UK business is benefiting from manufacturing changes to focus on core categories and increase profitability. As commodity markets stabilise, we will continue to seek opportunities to drive volume and margin growth through reduced costs, innovation and product sales mix.”Adjusted operating earnings in Frozen Bakery for the third quarter also increased to £1.6m ($2.6m) from £1.3m ($2.1m) last year, largely driven by improved margins in UK bakery operations.Maple Leaf Bakery UK marks part of its success in the third quarter to the relaunch of its New York Bakery Co brand back in January. Backed by a £2.4m marketing campaign, it revamped its overall look and taste, complemented by a new advertising campaign, which has increased volume sales.last_img read more

Breaking news: Peters Bakery sold to Coopland

first_imgPeters Bakery has been sold to Scarborough-based Coopland & Son in a deal that will save more than 200 jobs.The move was announced today by Mark Firmin and Howard Smith of accountancy giant KPMG, joint administrators of Peters Bakery, which will see Coopland & Son (Scarborough) take charge of 22 Peters Bakery stores, involving the transfer of 129 store-based staff.In addition, the bakery business will also take over Peters’ 50,000sq ft factory and headquarters site at Durham’s Dragonville Industrial Estate, transferring 69 members of staff, as well as the north-east bakery’s retail van business, which sells baked goods to companies and industrial estates, transferring a further 10 employees over to Cooplands.KPMG added that 34 of Peters’ stores will immediately cease trading, resulting in 149 redundancies. Four staff in the distribution operation and two at head office have also been made redundant.Firmin said: “We undertook negotiations with several interested parties and this deal represents the best outcome for both the creditors and the employees of the company.  It means that as much of the business as possible will continue to trade under the new ownership of Cooplands, safeguarding more than 200 jobs.”In March this year, Cooplands featured at number 12 in British Baker’s BB75 list of high street bakery retailers, by store number, with 126 outlets at the beginning of 2012 – 17 more than in 2011.last_img read more

Mono gains acceditation

first_imgMono Equipment has been awarded the ISO 14001 certification in recognition of reducing its environmental footprint, decreasing pollution and waste, and supplying energy-efficient, sustainable products.The firm said the commitment is not just limited to its equipment range, but also relates to its manufacturing plant and management processes.”Everyday operations are continually monitored by specially trained staff, not only to meet legislative requirements but to encompass future changes,” it added.They join Falcon Foodservice Equipment and Williams Refrigeration in holding the accreditation in the UK.last_img read more

Chance The Rapper Debuts Original Poem, Covers Stevie Wonder In NPR Tiny Desk Concert [Watch]

first_imgToday, NPR released the highly awaited Tiny Desk concert from multiple Grammy-winner Chance The Rapper and, unsurprisingly, the Chicago native did a “good-ass job.” In the video, after introducing the members of his band (The Social Experiment), proclaiming that he’s a big fan of the video concert series, giving props to Tiny Desk contest winners Tank and the Bangas, and prompting laughs from the intimate crowd with his realization that the segments are, in fact, shot in an office, Chance and company slide into a slinky, minimalist reading of Coloring Book single “Juke Jam” to open the set. By the time they finish with a moving, chorally-tinged cover of 1974 Stevie Wonder tune “They Won’t Go When I Go” (dedicated to “someone close to me, who just lost someone close to them”), you can practically hear the sound of NPR’s middle-aged target audience texting their kids and young colleagues about how they’re now big fans of “that Chance Rapper guy.”Chance The Rapper, Preservation Hall, George Porter Jr. Close Bonnaroo SuperJam With “Hey Ya”But despite the strength of these opening and closing tunes, the set’s true highlight comes sandwiched in between: a brand new poem, written specifically for the occasion. According to NPR, “Chance The Rapper knew he wanted to try a different approach for his Tiny Desk performance, so he decided to do something he said he hadn’t done in a long time. He wrote a poem. More specifically, he wrote a poem in the short time it took him to ride from his hotel in Washington, D.C. to the NPR Music offices. Calling it ‘The Other Side,’ Chance debuted it in the middle of his remarkable set, reading from his notes written out in black marker on sheets of typing paper.”Chance The Rapper Makes A $1 Million Donation To Chicago Public SchoolsChance delivers the poem, with his trademark grace and humility, a powerful rumination on life, both then and now, what is and what could be. In the video, he begins the dream-like soliloquy before an announcement on the office PA interrupts the recitation, prompting laughs, quick quips, and a mulligan on the poem. But this just allowed the audience one more chance to soak up Chance’s unique artistic wisdom as he read off hand-written sheets of loose-leaf paper. You can read a transcript of “The Other Side” below:Chance The Rapper Inspires Chicago Bulls To Donate $1 Million To Chicago Public Schools “I still have all the keys that are of no use to me. They used to, though. On the other side was a mansion on a hill, complete with LA pools and fireplaces and a rim made specifically for people who lie about being six feet to dunk on. Where a piano was for decoration, and an old record player was actually for the hoes. I was never awakened by the twisting of a doorknob, benzos kissed me goodnight. The bars finally stopped working. They used to, though. On the other side was a presidential suite, complete with living rooms, and empty beds, and a rainfall shower head fixture, and the freedom to smoke big dope. And smoking fees, also. And the possibility of making a beautiful girl i just met map out in her mind just how many times she could fit her apartment in this room, if I could just get in. The cards stopped working. They used to, though. On the other side was a family, complete with carpet stains and big loves, and ‘it’s your turns,’ and toys all over the place. I almost fell and broke my fuckin’ neck. And responsibility, and refrigerator magnets, and days on the couch, and nights on the couch, and lines drawn in the sand, and comebacks that crossed the line…And [trumpet plays] a horn line from our favorite make-up song plays, and just like that–we’ve rehabbed a home. The barge stopped working. I still have all the keys that are of no use to me. They used to work, though.”You can watch Chance The Rapper’s moving NPR Tiny Desk concert below:Next up for Chance is a performance at the UK’s Wireless Festival on Friday, July 7th. He will also headline several large-scale domestic festivals later this summer, including Lollapalooza and Life Is Beautiful. For a full list of Chance The Rapper’s upcoming dates, head to his website.last_img read more

Weissmans offer ‘a life-changing experience’

first_imgFor Paul Weissman ’52 and his wife, Harriet, the Weissman International Internship Program has been an incredibly rewarding experience, one that connects them with new students every year.“We decided to make it a work experience for the summer, because we felt strongly that people should interact with people in other cultures,” Paul Weissman said. “We wanted them to live and work with people abroad. In many cases, the recipients feel that it is a life-changing experience.”The Weissmans’ two sons and daughter spent time living in Paraguay, Wales, and Italy, and, “We saw from our children’s experience what a worthwhile endeavor it was,” Harriet Weissman said. “We could see the value of such an experience as a true education of the world. It’s a win-win situation: The students go abroad and have these amazing experiences, and they, in turn, act as the best possible ambassadors abroad.”The Weissmans make sure to meet the interns twice: before they leave, and after they return. They keep albums filled with pictures of the cohorts of interns who have traveled abroad through the program over the past 20 years.One requirement of the internship is that each recipient communicate about his or her experience, completing a report on what they’ve learned. Having just reread last year’s reports, Harriet Weissman considered them “mind-bogglingly inspirational.”“It’s wonderful to know that we’ve helped to have such an impact in so many young people’s lives, and for them to see that other cultures are not so very different from ours,” Paul Weissman said. “It’s been very gratifying to know that we have affected their lives so dramatically.”last_img read more

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue To Rise In Chautauqua County

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) ZUMA / MGN Image.MAYVILLE – The number of those hospitalized because of COVID-19 continues to rise in Chautauqua County.According to data released by the county Health Department on Monday, two additional hospitalizations were reported over the weekend, bringing the number of those hospitalized to 25.Additionally, 16 new cases of the virus were reported, that is in addition to 28 from over the weekend.Of the cases, nine are in Jamestown with 142 active countywide. The Health Department says there remain 14 residents and one employee at Tanglewood Manor in West Ellicott infected with the virus. Since the outbreak there, 23 employees and 75 residents have recovered from the virus.There remain seven active cases within the Jamestown Fire Department, with no recoveries reported.Since the outbreak started, 954 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the county, with 1,104 total cases reported.last_img read more

Head of Los Rastrojos Arrested in Colombia

first_img The Colombian police have arrested Erick Prieto Mora, alias ‘Medina’ and ‘Pipón,’ the head of the Los Rastrojos [The Stubble] drug-trafficking gang in the department of Antioquia (in northwestern Colombia) and accused of numerous massacres and murders, the police confirmed on June 17. “In effect, this individual was arrested as part of Operation Achilles in the municipality of Santuario. In addition, he has been identified as the top-ranking leader of Los Rastrojos in this department and several nearby regions,” a police spokesperson told AFP. Prieto Mora was arrested on a road that runs between Medellín, the capital of Antioquia, and Bogotá, while he was travelling in a pickup truck with his wife and son, he added. The authorities believe him responsible for the deaths of eight people in two municipalities in Antioquia on June 2 and 6 and for the murders of three other people in the same localities in May. They also accuse him of perpetrating numerous massacres and murders, engaging in extortion, and appropriating lands belonging to rural workers in what is known as the Urabá subregion, an area that includes a dozen municipalities in the neighboring departments of Antioquia, Córdoba, and Chocó (in northwestern Colombia). According to the Colombian police, Los Rastrojos, like other criminal gangs, called ‘Bacrim’ (an abbreviation of bandas criminales, ‘criminal gangs’) by the Government, is largely made up of former paramilitaries and drug traffickers. These groups are believed to be the heirs of the United Self-Defense Units of Colombia (AUC, extreme right-wing), which held peace negotiations between 2003 and 2006 with the administration of Álvaro Uribe (2002-2010), who granted them favorable treatment in court in exchange for confessing their crimes and making reparation to victims. Prieto Mora belonged to the Heroes of the Plains Bloc of the AUC, and following his demobilization, he became the leader of a regional faction of Los Rastrojos. On June 3, Venezuelan authorities arrested the Colombian Diego Pérez Henao, alias ‘Diego Rastrojo,’ a leader of this criminal gang, in the state of Barinas. Los Rastrojos, led by the brothers Javier Antonio and Luis Enrique Calle Serna, has ties to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist guerrilla group, and to the Mexican Sinaloa cartel, according to the Colombian police. By Dialogo June 19, 2012last_img read more

$1K Reward Offered for Killer of 4 Kittens

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Suffolk County SPCA said four kittens with their throats slashed were found in Riverhead.The Suffolk County SPCA is asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect who slashed the throats of four kittens in Riverhead.The discovery was made the rear yard of a business on East Main Street in Riverhead.It appeared that the bodies of the kittens had been thrown over the fence into the yard, according to Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk County SPCA.The agency is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the killing the kittens.Anyone with information can call the Suffolk SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

Istria appealed to the Government of the Republic of Croatia: They are asking for selective testing by Italy and Slovenia

first_img<div class=”blog-category”> <ul> </p> Istria is asking that the same request be sent to the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, which has announced the inclusion of the whole of Croatia on the red list. The mayors of Istrian towns appealed to the Government of the Republic of Croatia to immediately send a request to the Government of the Republic of Italy to carry out the measure of testing the obligations of persons coming from the Republic of Croatia selectively, in accordance with the real epidemiological picture of individual parts of Croatia. 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GasLog Partners see rise in profit

first_imgGasLog Partners, the New York-listed spinoff of LNG shipper GasLog reported a profit of $25.4 million for the third quarter of 2017. The figure represents a 27 percent increase over the corresponding quarter last year and a 7 percent increase over the previous quarter.The increase in profit in the third quarter of 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016 is mainly attributable to an increase in profit from operations of $3.6 million, mainly due to the delivery of the GasLog Geneva on September 30, 2016 and a decrease of $1.6 million in loss on interest rate swaps, the partnership said.In addition, partnership’s CEO Andrew Orekar, said, “Following the successful acquisition of the GasLog Geneva, GasLog Partners delivered our highest-ever quarterly Partnership Performance Results for Revenues, EBITDA and Distributable cash flow, among other metrics.”Quarterly revenue was at $73.4 million with EBITDA reaching $53.7 million, the report shows.Commenting on the LNG market, the partnership said that there has been a momentum in the start-up of new LNG liquefaction capacity with the fourth train at Sabine Pass in the U.S. shipping its first commissioning cargoes in August 2017.Post quarter end, Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG project in Australias tarted production with the first LNG shipment expected in the coming weeks. Dominion’s Cove Point project in the U.S. and Novatek’s Yamal LNG project in Russia are both expected to start LNG production by the end of 2017 and ramp up exports into 2018.Looking longer term, final investment decisions for new liquefaction projects continue to be limited in the current environment, although a number of projects are making further progress towards FID in the U.S. and other regions.A number of offtakers from LNG projects currently under development are yet to secure all of their shipping requirements and we are seeing an increased level of tender activity for both near-term and longer-term shipping requirements.In the shorter term LNG shipping market, TFDE headline rates have continued to rise as the Northern Hemisphere winter nears, with Clarksons currently quoting headline rates of $51,000, an increase of 70 percent from the 2017 low and approximately 55 percent higher than this time last year.Whilst the recovery in spot rates to mid-cycle levels is taking longer than anticipated, GasLog Partners said there are significantly more fixtures in 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, greater seasonality and consistently higher rates in 2017 than in 2016.This improvement in rates, coupled with no new vessel orders in the quarter and only eight in 2017 to date, gives confidence in a continuing market recovery, the partnership said.last_img read more