REVEALED: Finsbury Foods’ Mary Berry range

first_imgFinsbury Food Group has revealed details of the new line of ready-to-eat cakes it is launching in partnership with Mary Berry. The company said the launch followed research that showed eight out of 10 consumers were more likely to buy a cake from a supermarket if it had Mary Berry’s name on it.Finsbury added that the range “caters to every budget and occasion from celebrations and parties to afternoon tea”.Berry herself said of the launch: “I am extremely proud of every single one of the cakes in the range I have created with the team at Finsbury Food Group. “Together we have ensured that all the cakes taste great and are faithful representations of many of my favourite recipes. I hope people enjoy eating them as much as we have enjoyed creating them.”The research found twice as many consumers want to see Mary Berry’s name on a range of ready-to-eat cakes over any other name, and the consumer perception was that Mary Berry had the best cake recipes.Dougie Partridge, brand manager for Finsbury Food Group, said: “We have put a lot of work into the project to ensure that we have stayed faithful to Mary’s own recipes and ensured every cake in the range looks and tastes as close as possible to something she would produce in her own kitchen.”All the cakes in the range will be available widely this spring….last_img read more

The Credit Unions Same Old Lang Syne: Part 2

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Dan Fogelberg song “Same Old Auld Syne” seems to be a pretty accurate description of the relationship between credit unions and their members today. If you’re not familiar, here’s a link to Part One of this series.One way in which credit unions are missing opportunities is by holding onto staff for all the wrong reasons. One great thing about our industry is that we’re very kind natured, but it’s also one of the worst things about our industry.“I know he/she isn’t embracing our new culture, but they’ve been with us for 25 years and will be retiring soon. We can wait it out…”It seems like the easy right thing to do. They’ve paid their dues, and it just seems wrong to send them out of the door after so many years of service. But have you thought about the impact it has on your members and your credit union as a whole?I’ve seen this scenario happen over and over and in many credit unions. You begin hiring into your new culture. You spend time and money on training and making sure that the new team members are saying and doing the right things and understand the vision of the credit union, only to be undone when they’re let loose and encounter the heritage employee. He/she complains, “This just isn’t the same credit union it used to be,” along with a myriad of other negative comments. All of the time and money spent on training your new team members on the culture is undone when this negativity is introduced, bringing any progress you may have made to a grinding halt.So how does this impact your members? I can always smell a disgruntled employee at any store or business from a mile away. They don’t smile, they aren’t excited about the product or service they represent, and they do the bare minimum needed. If you’re promising a great service experience at your credit union, you can’t make that promise with only a percentage of your team following through on that brand promise. Members don’t necessarily know what the issue might be, but they sure can tell that something just isn’t right. They may stay for the rate or the product they need, but they’re certainly not going to give great reviews about your brand to their friends and family. Did you know that 9 out of 10 purchasing decisions are made based on offline recommendations made by friends and family? continue reading »last_img read more

Martin Keown predicts Premier League top four and tips Manchester United to miss out on goal difference

first_imgUnited are currently outsiders for the top four (Picture: Getty)And Keown believes that’ll play into the hands of his former side, who he expects to finish fourth behind Tottenham.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think they’re [Manchester United just going to miss out,’ said Keown.‘Arsenal, you may expect me to say that, but I’ve gone through the fixtures and I just think they’re just too tough for Man Utd‘When you look at these games they’ve got play City I think that will be a draw I don’t think they can win that one for me it’s not going to happen’75 points I think they’ll get, same as Arsenal but they’ll finish above on goal difference’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsArsenal take on Watford at Vicarage Road on Monday but will be without the suspended Sokratis.Unai Emery hinted at changes after his side’s 2-0 win against Napoli on Thursday and they face the Italian giants again three days after their clash with the Hornets.MORE: Barcelona eyeing cut-price deal for Chelsea star Willian Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 13 Apr 2019 9:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link453Shares Advertisement Advertisement Comment Martin Keown’s predicted heartbreak for Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes Chelsea and Manchester United will miss out on a place in the Premier League’s top four.Tottenham regained third spot from Chelsea with a comfortable 4-0 win against Huddersfield in Saturday’s early kick-off.The Blues face a daunting trip to Anfield on Sunday to play Liverpool, while they travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United later this month.The Red Devils are fifth after Saturday’s narrow win over West Ham but have the hardest run-in where they’ll play Chelsea, Everton and Manchester City in the space of seven days.ADVERTISEMENT Martin Keown predicts Premier League top four and tips Manchester United to miss out on goal differencelast_img read more

Eighty Injured after Japanese Ferry Hits ‘Whale’

first_imgEighty people were injured when a Japanese jetfoil ferry hit what seemed to be a whale in the Sea of Japan. The incident occurred on March 9, 2019, when Ginga, operated by Sado Steam Ship company, was en route from Niigata Port to Sado Island, Japan.The ferry was carrying 121 people at the time of the incident. Six out of the eighty hospitalized sustained severe injuries, the company said in a statement.Ginga managed to arrive at Ryotsu Port in Sado Island under its own power. Sado Steam Ship company informed that all further voyages of Ginga have been canceled.As a result of the collision with the “marine creature”, the ship’s hull was damaged and needs to be repaired.An investigation into the cause of the incident has been launched.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Injured Enosoregbe Bows Out of 2016 Lagos Governor’s Cup Tennis

first_imgBirthday boy, Nigerian Clifford Enosoregbe failed to make it pass the second round of the second leg (Futures 6) of the 16th edition of Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship as he could not finish his match against Tunisian Moez Echargui in the game played at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan on Wednesday.The Edo born player, a wildcard entrant, who turned 27 yesterday, lost 3-6,0-4 (retired) to the Tunisian star with his head high believing that if not for the injury, he would have given his North African opponent a good fight.Other Nigerians, who played in the second round, were not able to scale the hurdles to the next round just like Enosoregbe. Maciej Smola of Poland beat Thomas Otu 6-2,6-2. Boy Westerhof from The Netherlands defeated Joseph Imeh Ubon in straight set of 6-36-2,while top seed from Spain, Enrique Lopez – Perez beat Sylvester Emmanuel on another straight set of 6-4,6-4. Nigerian Mohammed Mohammed fell to Sasi Kumar Mukund of India in 6-2,6-0.Egyptian Karim-Mohamed Maamoun continued his giant stride towards making it to the final as he defeated Karol Drzewiechi of Poland 7-6(10),7-5. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain loss to Gianni Mina of France 6-4,5-7,2-6.In the Women’s Singles, Corrin Perrin of Switzerland beat Margarita Lazareva from Russia 6-3,6-4. Top seed, Valetini Grammatikopoulou from Greece beat Fanny Ostlund from Sweden 6-1,6-1.Tessah Andrianjaftrimo of France, who won of of the legs last year beat Rosalie Van Der Hoek of The Netherlands 6-1,6-1 First leg champion, Tadeja Majeric from Slovakia beat Akilah James of Grenada 6-2,6-0. Deniz Khazaniuk of Israel defeated Xiaovi Zhao of China 6-7(3),6-2.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

New sentencing set for ‘The Bachelor’ star in Iowa crash

first_imgINDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A new sentencing date has been set for former “The Bachelor” star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of a fatal 2017 accident.The Des Moines Register reports Soules will be sentenced on Aug. 27 at the Buchanan County Courthouse in Independence, Iowa.A judge last week delayed sentencing after striking letters written by the deceased driver’s family. The judge agreed that family members couldn’t be considered victims because Soules wasn’t convicted of causing the death of 66-year-old Kenny Mosher.Soules was arrested after he rear-ended a tractor in April 2017. Soules called 911, performed CPR on Mosher and waited for first responders, but he left the scene before officers arrived.The 37-year-old former reality TV star pleaded guilty on Nov. 13 to a reduced charge of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.Soules appeared on “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With The Stars” in 2015.last_img read more

New One-Stop Center Opens for Domestic, Sexual Abuse Victims

first_imgBy Jay Cook | FREEHOLD – A one-stop shop to aid domestic violence and sexual abuse victims has opened its doors in Monmouth County and is ready to start changing lives.180 Turning Lives Around, a nonprofit organization working to halt different types of abuse affecting county residents, will operate a new Family Justice Center out of the county courthouse, located at 71 Monument St.Before the Family Justice Center, victims in the darkest times of their lives were tasked with navigating the choppy waters of the criminal justice system to seek help, said Anna Diaz-White, 180’s executive director. Now, everything they need is in one place.“I think it’s going to be a game changer in the way that victims can access services,” she said.An intake center at the courthouse’s lower level will be the first step, where 180’s staff can ask questions and guide victims in the right direction.The Family Justice Center is located at 40 Monument St., connected to the courthouse’s parking lot. Different services will be available, Diaz-White said. A lawyer from South Jersey Legal Services is on standby, available to provide legal guidance. Detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office will be on-call from the Freehold office to assist in pressing charges and filing police reports.The building also provides shelter for victims with children who may fear returning home. Access to local food pantries, counselors and job assessment and training are other services now readily available. The two-story-home-converted center will have no public access and will only be open to people who pass courthouse security.In Monmouth County, the numbers of abuse victims are significant, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. There were nearly 4,000 calls or reported incidents of domestic violence last year, and family courts in Freehold also heard requests for 1,600 restraining orders from domestic violence victims, he said. Those numbers put Monmouth County sixth-highest in New Jersey.Diaz-White said her organization receives about 5,000 calls a year and not every incident they hear is reported to police. She said the main demographic for sexual and domestic violence victims is 20- to 40-year-old women. Diaz-White estimated 85 percent of victims in Monmouth County are women.“We hope that it will stop the traumatization from here on out,” Gramiccioni said. “When somebody comes here, they get direction, they get assistance, they get what they’re entitled to.”Monmouth County’s Family Justice Center is the fourth such center in New Jersey; others are located in Essex, Morris and Union counties. Diaz-White toured the state with Gramiccioni and elected officials over the past year to find the best solution for Monmouth County.State Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-11), who volunteered as a rape crisis advocate years ago, said the center is a necessity.“They’re already stressed, they’re already emotionally fragile,” she said of victims. “They don’t need five locations to sort out life and get things moving.”The building was provided by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders at no cost, said Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry. It was previously used as the county’s Weights and Measures offices.“This Family Justice Center will provide both comfort and justice to these victims and their families by offering so many services in one place,” Burry said.Plans for the center began when 180 was awarded a $145,000 grant last year by Impact 100 Jersey Coast which will contribute to staffing and overhead costs. Grant money was provided by 145 women who each pledged $1,000 for a greater cause.The new Family Justice Center is another piece of the large footprint 180 has established in Monmouth County. Main administrative offices are located in Hazlet and a secondary location, the Shore Regional Outreach Office, is based in Neptune.180 also operates a 45-bed safe house and a 10-family transitional housing center in the county, both in different, undisclosed locations. The nonprofit also partners with Amanda’s Easel, a creative arts therapy program in Middletown.As Hollywood executives, journalists and other prominent people are being called out for their alleged prior sexual assaults, Diaz-White said it spotlights the importance of the Family Justice Center.“Of course these make headlines,” Diaz-White said, “but for every one of those, there are thousands of women, men and children suffering in silence trying to navigate their and their children’s way out of seemingly impossible situations.”This article was first published in the Nov. 2-9, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Kinrade & Company rout Charlotte to take commanding 3-0 lead

first_imgThe B-Sens scored six times in the final two periods to rout the Charlotte Checkers 7-1 Tuesday in game three of the AHL Eastern Conference Final in Binghamton.The Ottawa Senators farm team leads the best-of-seven series 3-0 with game four Wednesday in Binghamton.Zack Smith had four points, including a hat-trick, and netminder Robin Lehner made 37 saves to lead the B-Sens.Despite being rocked for seven goals Charlotte out shot Binghamton 38-32.Nelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade, playing defence in his second season of professional hockey in the AHL, finished the game a plus-3. The Binghamton Senators are one win away from the Calder Cup Final.last_img read more

Former Giants manager Bruce Bochy finds work with French national team

first_imgBochy, 64, retired at … Bruce Bochy, recently retired as manager of the Giants, has signed on to manage France’s national team as it attempts to qualify for the World Baseball Classic in 2021, according to published reports.Bochy was born in France when his father was based there with the military.“I want to stay involved and give back to baseball what it gave to me,” Bochy said, according to the report.France failed to qualify for the World Baseball Classic in both 2013 and 2017.last_img read more

The science behind plant health

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest At the BASF Grow Smart “Insight in Action” event in Findlay, Dr. Megan Andriankaja spoke about the science behind plant health. She shared more with Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo at the event.last_img