In Brief

first_imgINGREDIENTS supplier Bakels has expanded its pro-duct development department, led by new head of product development Gary Gibbs.SCHWAN has closed its Global Cake Company frozen desserts factory in Bridlington, Yorkshire, after failing to sell the plant. Some 200 staff have lost their jobs, and an assets-only sale to a mystery third party is now being negotiated.The plant has had three different owners in less than five years. Schwan took it over in March 2004.THE government’s annual Expenditure and Food Survey for the fiscal year ending 2004 showed 21.1% of weekly bread expenditure is in outlets other than large supermarket chains. The survey indicated the average weekly spend was £1.50 in large supermarket chains and 40p in other outlets. BAKERY sales were up 0.3% to £3.08 billion in the 52 weeks to the end of December 2005, according to IRI figures. Total grocery sales were £54.22bn.TESCO is to roll out “Guide-line Daily Amount” labelling across its own-label bakery range by the end of the year.CAKE supplier Elisabeth the Chef has launched a Doctor Who-branded Dalek celebration cake, designed to appeal to boys aged 7-14. Packaging for the Genoese sponge cake contains a sound button, which, when pressed, says “Extermi-nate” in Dalek style. The cake, priced at £7.99, includes a Doctor Who game on the pack.last_img read more

Conscious Giving Is Better Together

first_imgThere is no muscle memory to writing a check. We forget about it just as soon as it’s cashed and unfortunately, we’re often too busy to even notice. But the people suffering without food, water or decent shelter do notice and it’s time to put an end to unconscious giving.I started my conscious giving experience with Loaves & Fishes, an organization in Northern California that feeds folks in need. Conscious giving is the idea of being an active participant in service – not just giving money, but by actually doing something. It didn’t take long for me to realize the difficult tradeoffs the people coming to Loaves & Fishers were facing. Their own funds could cover their utility bills or warm meals – not both.That year, rather than do another round of typical team building events with my EMC team, we closed our office for the day and spent time helping to feed members of our community who were in need. Not only were we doing something good for others, but we were doing something good for ourselves. The experience helped us grow closer as colleagues – working together to make a meaningful impact.Shortly after it occurred to me that if an exercise as simple as donating a few hours could excite, invigorate and motivate a group of 60 employees, then why couldn’t we invite the participation of a larger constituency of our customers and partners?Later that summer I ran a fundraising event that involved 250 EMC employees and 375 current and prospective customers and it changed the way people saw our business in our territory.It demonstrated that we have a great business dynamic. Not because we give time and money ourselves, but because we looked to our stakeholders who are just as interested in doing good in their local communities to join the effort. Conscious giving is better together!This year, we’re going big with an employee-led initiative called EMC Gives Back. With a focus on two of the world’s most basic and greatest human needs – food and water – we are committed to making meaningful and lasting social impact and to encouraging participation from our customers and partners as well.To kick off our program, we’re partnering with charity: water a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. The charity: water model is founded on 100% of public donations going straight to the field, working with strong local partners on the ground to build and maintain water projects and proving water projects through reporting.If you’re attending EMC World from May 5 – 8, be sure to swing by the EMC Gives Back Experience in the EMC Village. Not only will you learn about how to get involved, but you’ll be able to take part in a Waterwalk, a short walk carrying two 40-pound jerry cans full of water, something that women and children in developing nations do for hours each day to obtain water from a clean water source.For every walk that an EMC World attendee completes, it will unlock a donation to fund clean water wells in Ethiopia. Additionally, on May 8th, charity: water CEO and Founder, Scott Harrison, will be delivering a heartfelt keynote about social entrepreneurship that is not to be missed.EMC Gives Back builds upon our company’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts. We are proud to have been recognized as #1 for social impact and global competitiveness among computer companies in Fortune’s Most Admired 2014.I look forward to seeing how the program evolves over time and I said it once already, but it is truly worth repeating – conscious giving is better together!last_img read more

Ray White Surfers Paradise Group gears up for ‘The Event’

first_img“However, next year’s program will be even more important from an investor’s perspective, especially with changes to property rules expected under a potential new government.“We know from history that elections tend to distract the market anyway, but this time around there is the added uncertainty over the future of negative gearing on established properties should Labor win the election.“Combined with the interest we are expecting from our traditional visitors to the Coast, this provides a compelling reason for many property owners to sell in January.“We have no doubt that investors who depend on the negative gearing rules that exist today also will be looking closely at established properties. Crowds at Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s The Event earlier this year. Picture Mike Batterham Ray White Surfers Paradise CEO Andrew Bell in action at The Event earlier this year. Picture Mike BatterhamONE of the Gold Coast’s biggest real estate agencies is gearing up for its flagship residential auction event.Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s annual auction program The Event, on January 28, is set to cap off the busy Australia Day long weekend on the Gold Coast.“We’ve taken a different approach to The Event next year for a number of reasons,” said Ray White Surfers Paradise CEO Andrew Bell.“As always, sellers will still be taking advantage of the peak holiday season on Gold Coast,” he said. Crowds at Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s The Event earlier this year. Picture Mike Batterham“January remains our best month for tourism, and with more accommodation coming onto the market we’re expecting record numbers again next year accompanied by another strong buying season.“We’re holding The Event on a Monday for the first time, taking advantage of the full long weekend to give prospective buyers more time to view properties ahead of the auction.”This year’s The Event attracted a crowd of about 1000 people, including more than 170 registered bidders who collectively spent more than $35 million on property.Mr Bell said while the 2019 auction program was being finalised over the next two weeks, he was confident of delivering an array of Gold Coast properties to buyers through The Event 2019 program.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“The Australia Day long weekend will be the prime time for buyers to stake their claim on their piece of Gold Coast real estate,” Mr Bell said.“Inquiries traditionally are up 60 per cent during January and we’re expecting next year to be no different. Crowds at Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s The Event earlier this year. Picture Mike Batterham“We’re expecting more buyers to take advantage of the proposed grandfathering provisionsfor negative gearing of established properties ahead of any official changes to theregulations.”The Event, run in conjunction with the Gold Coast Home & Living Expo, is being held at RACV Royal Pines Resort on January 28, 2019.last_img read more

AgTube: The 10 Most Redneck Cities in Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Are you curious as to where the most redneck cities in the Buckeye State are located? This video crunched the numbers to find out. Enjoy!last_img

International Rugby Action this weekend – Bahamas vs TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Recommended for you Related Items:bahamas, rugby, Tci Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Apr 2015 – This weekend it is The Bahamas vs the home team, Turks and Caicos in Rugby at the Meridian Field. The main event is at 4pm this Saturday, April 18 but there is planned an exhibition match featuring the ladies at 3pm and the juniors will play at half time. Admission to the field is free. last_img read more

Guardiola frustrated despite convincing win

first_imgManchester City’s defending frustrated Pep Guardiola despite winning 6-1 at home against Southampton at the Etihad on Sunday.Manchester City already had a three-goal lead after just 18 minutes, but they conceded before the break when Ederson fouled Danny Ings in the box, and the striker converted the penalty.Ings’ goal was the first goal City had conceded in seven games and Guardiola was infuriated with his team’s defending.“We did some very good things, the first 20 minutes was excellent and offensively we were very good, but we conceded a lot,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“The game gave me a good feeling, but at the same time, we didn’t defend well, although with 6-1 I am so satisfied. We were lucky to score the fourth goal in the final minute of the first half because otherwise, it would have been complicated after half-time.“As a team, he [Mark Hughes] demanded a lot, and today we were very clinical, especially at the start, and we had the feeling we would create a lot of chances.“But when they had the ball in midfield we didn’t control the balls, they won all the second balls, we had to defend deeper and were not stable enough – and that’s why the fourth goal was so crucial.”last_img read more