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first_imgCallebaut contestBelgian chocolate maker Callebaut is celebrating its 100th anniversary by sponsoring a contest to win one of five trips for two to a cocoa farm in Ghana. Chocolate professionals need to submit their name, upload a picture of themselves, and submit a testimonial about why they enjoy working with Callebaut chocolate, by 1 September, at Callebaut100Years.com.Expert bakery dayUnifine Food & Bake Ingredients’ chef patissier Graham Dunton will give expert tuition at a bakery day run by Slattery’s and Unifine, at Slattery’s office in Whitefield, Manchester, on Tuesday 19 July from 10am-3.30pm. For details, call 01908 264833/6 or email [email protected] brands outRenshaw has launched its six-strong range of branded consumer goods, which are set to go on sale in the major multiples as well as craft- and sugarcraft shops. Product variations, such as the Snip and Swirl ready-filled piping bags and Simplymelt products, will also be available for professional bakers through wholesalers.Haldanes goes underSupermarket chain Haldanes has gone into administration and closed 20 stores. However, Haldane Retail Group’s subsidiary, Bakery Products, which it set up two months ago to buy Woodhead Bakery’s Scarborough bakery and 11 shops, is unaffected.CBP originsThe Chorleywood Bread Process was invented by scientists working at the British Baking Industries Research Association in Chorleywood and not the Chorleywood Flour Milling and Baking Research Association as stated in British Baker on 17 June.last_img read more

McManus well represented in Power

first_imgJP McManus could have a very strong hand in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday week. Colour Squadron is one of seven possible runners for the powerful owner and the Philips Hobbs-trained eight-year-old has been handed 10st 10lb for his bid to go one better than his runer-up finish 12 months ago. The McManus septet also features Uxizandre (11st 2lb), trained by Alan King, and Shanpallas (10st 5lb), trained in Ireland by Charles Byrnes. Press Association Shanpallas has been in good form over the summer and was bought by McManus after finishing third to Your Busy in the Kerry National at Listowel in September. The six-year-old went on to win the Munster National at Limerick last month. “I expect Shanpallas will be left in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at the five-day stage but we have made no decision about his participation at the moment,” said the County Limerick-based Byrnes. “Obviously, JP has several others in the race and I still have to speak to Frank (Berry, racing manager) and the team. “Shanpallas has been in terrific form since Limerick and I would be keen to run, although the form of that race has not worked out brilliantly. “I would not be concerned about the drop back in trip as I think he is more of a two-and-a-half-miler than a three-miler. “He has been to Cheltenham before but the ground was very heavy that day and he landed quite steep over the first and got behind. “He is a different horse on good ground.” There are six other Irish-trained entries, including four from the stable of Ireland’s champion jump trainer Willie Mullins. The Closutton quartet are dual Festival winner Champagne Fever (11st 2lb), Ballycasey (10st 13lb), Felix Yonger (10st 10lb) and The Paparrazi Kid (9st 13lb). Charlie Hill Chase winner Menorah tops the weights on 11st 12lb while l ast year’s scorer Johns Spirit has been allotted 11st, 12lb more than he carried 12 months ago. His trainer Jonjo O’Neill could also saddle Taquin Du Seuil (11st 3lb) as well as the McManus-owned pair of Eastlake (10st 4lb) and Festive Affair (9st 4lb). Jamie Snowden’s Present View (10st 2lb) and the Nicky Henderson-trained Oscar Whisky (11st) head the market with the sponsors as 7-1 joint-favourites. last_img read more

Leinster stung by clinical Wasps in Champions Cup opener

first_img Little was going right for Leinster, an overcooked touch-finder from Sexton and a forward pass from replacement Luke McGrath handing possession back to Wasps who watched Daly slide a monster penalty wide on the hour mark. Daly missed another shot off the tee, but Kearney fumbled the off-target kick and Jack Conan played the ball from an offside position, allowing Jackson to slot a close-range penalty just moments later. Despite some bright play from Fergus McFadden and eager youngster Garry Ringrose, Leinster leaked another try in the final seconds. Sailosi Tagicakibau was short near the right corner, but television match official Philippe Bonhoure ruled that the ball bounced backwards as it fell into the hands of the waiting Piutau, whose debut Champions Cup score was expertly converted by replacement Alex Lozowski. Joe Simpson then combined with Frank Halai for a cracking seven-pointer and during the final half-hour, disjointed Leinster were unable to add to Jonathan Sexton’s two first-half kicks. A close-range penalty from Jackson, coupled with a last-minute try from man of the match Piutau, condemned Leinster to their heaviest European loss since a defeat by the same scoreline at Toulouse eight years ago. Ian Madigan was a late inclusion for Leinster at full-back, taking over from Isa Nacewa (jarred knee) with Jamie Heaslip resuming as captain. The hosts fell behind to a terrific third-minute penalty from Jackson, who punished a scrum infringement from Jack McGrath. Playing into a tricky wind, Leinster threatened out wide through Madigan before Sexton punished a Wasps offside to level the scores. He missed a difficult effort from further out before 20-plus phases yielded a central penalty in the 22 which Sexton tapped over. A good counter-ruck from George Smith set up a levelling 40-metre kick from Jackson, who found the target with the aid of the left-hand post. Smith then gobbled up an overthrown Leinster line-out, launching a fleet-footed attack that almost saw Piutau put fellow All Black Halai over in the left corner – Dave Kearney came to the hosts’ rescue. Dai Young’s side moved back in front thanks to a thumping 50-metre strike from Daly, and they gained further momentum with Wade’s opportunist score. Simpson’s clever box kick had Kearney racing back towards his tryline and a cruel bounce made him lose his footing before the hard-chasing Wade swooped to gather and score. Leinster hammered away at a well-organised Wasps defence approaching the interval, working the short side but to no avail, and had Wade held onto a Piutau pass out wide Wasps might have manufactured a second try. Having lost both Richardt Strauss and Sean O’Brien to concussion, Leinster had to replace Mike McCarthy on the resumption and they fell further behind just seven minutes in, Halai’s midfield burst and offload sending scrum-half Simpson scampering away to the left of the posts. Jackson converted for 23-6. Leinster are already under pressure in their heavyweight European Champions Cup pool after losing 33-6 to a clinical Wasps team at the RDS. The Irish province fell to just their third defeat in 15 European pool games, delivering a disappointingly flat performance at the start of a campaign that takes them to Bath next Saturday and defending champions Toulon next month. The first half bubbled along nicely, European debutant Charles Piutau proving dangerous on the counter and Noel Reid standing out in the Leinster midfield. Wasps took their chances though, Christian Wade’s 29th-minute converted try adding to three penalties from Ruaridh Jackson (two) and Elliot Daly for a 16-6 interval lead. Press Associationlast_img read more

Marouane Fellaini makes shock U-turn over Manchester United future

first_imgMarouane Fellaini is now expected to STAY at Manchester United.The midfielder has turned down numerous offers to sign a new contract at Old Trafford and is due to be a free agent at the end of this month. While Fellaini has often come in for criticism from United fans, Mourinho is a big admirer of the Belgium international.Mourinho has brought in a new midfielder this summer, Brazil international Fred for £52million, but with Michael Carrick retiring, he had been determined keep hold of Fellaini too.He now looks to have got his wish with the ex-Everton man, who cost United £27million in 2013, set to sign on for another two years.Fellaini has made 156 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 20 times, and has won the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Europa League during his time at the club. Fellaini has been linked with an array of clubs, including Arsenal and AC Milan, and said earlier this week he would be making an announcement on his club future on Sunday (July 1).The comments appeared to suggest the 30-year-old would be leaving United for pastures new.But it has now emerged that Fellaini is poised to put pen-to-paper on a new two-year deal with United.That will come as a major boost to Jose Mourinho’s plans. Marouane Fellaini is set to sign a new Manchester United contract Marouane Fellaini is currently with the Belgium squad in Russia at the World Cup 2 2last_img read more

Falcarragh business community invited to meet Irish Water this week

first_imgMembers of the business community in Falcarragh have been invited to attend a meeting this week ahead of major water replacement works in the region. It is understood that Irish Water is set to begin their planned water main replacement project in the west Donegal area in two sections.The first section will invloved the replacement of the 1.7km of replacement pipe from the Cashel Reservoir in Gortahork, while section two will see 1.5km of water mains replacement from the Cashel Reservoir in Falcarragh. Councillors were told earlier this year that Irish Water was committed to delivering water improvement works in Falcarragh as financial approval had been given to progress this through the National Leakage Reduction Programme.A number of businesses in the west Donegal town have been plunged into consistent water issues for well over a year due to old pipe connections, forcing many to close their doors over the busy summertime period.The meeting will take place this Friday, September 6 at 2pm in the Falcarragh Community Hall.Falcarragh business community invited to meet Irish Water this week was last modified: September 2nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chelsea v Stoke City line-ups: Key Blues duo back, Fabregas starts, Stoke man ruled out

first_imgCesc Fabregas keeps his place in the Chelsea line-up for the visit of Stoke despite the return of N’Golo Kante.The pair are partnered in midfield at the expense of Nemanja Matic, who is among the substitutes.Kante is back after suspension as is striker Diego Costa, who replaces the banned Pedro in the starting line-up.Nathaniel Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are also on the bench as Chelsea look to record a 13th successive Premier League victory.Stoke make three changes, with striker Jonathan Walters out through injury and both Giannelli Imbula and Glenn Whelan making way.Defender Phil Bardsley is also a substitute after six weeks out with a knee injury, while winger Marko Arnautovic is suspended.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Matic, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Hazard, Costa.Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Ivanovic, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Matic, Batshuayi. Stoke: Grant; Johnson, Shawcross, Martins Indi; Diouf, Adam, Affelay, Pieters; Allen, Shaqiri, Crouch.Subs: Given, Bardsley, Sobhi, Imbula, Whelan, Bojan, Bony.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

OSA sets legislative priorities

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Soybean Association Board members met to review and update the organization’s policy priorities for the upcoming year. Some of the top priorities for 2018 are water quality, nutrient management, infrastructure, and fuel quality standards.Other OSA priorities for 2018 include: Water quality and nutrient managementThe Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) strongly supports implementation of the 4R concept of nutrient management — Right Source, Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place. Properly managed fertilizers supporting cropping systems that provide economic, social, and environmental benefits.Supports policies backed by science and research-based discoveries to create practical regulations.Supports allowing current policies and regulations the time needed to achieve expected outcomes.State FundingOhio Department of Higher Education: OSA supports full funding of the Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio State University Agricultural Research and Development Center, and the Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory at Lake Erie.Ohio Department of Natural Resources: OSA supports funding for the Clean Lake Erie Fund and continued funding to be utilized for feasible practices to reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie.Ohio Department of Agriculture: OSA supports the funding the Department needs to fulfill their required duties. Rural development• Supports efforts to increase broadband access to rural Ohio in order to help improve quality of life and create strong and competitive farming operations. Biobased products and biodiesel use• Supports and encourages the increased purchase and use of biobased products by state agencies• Supports the usage of biodiesel by state vehicles and heavy equipment and encourages the Ohio Legislature to explore the impact of a biodiesel requirement or incentives on all fuel sold in Ohio.• Supports biodiesel fuel quality standards to protect consumers from unknowingly purchasing substandard fuel, maintain the integrity of the fuel supply, and protect the reputation of biodiesel as a high quality, high performing fuel.• Supports timely and consistent inspections of bridges in rural areas, and adequate funding for bridge maintenance• Supports higher truck weight limit implementation when technology shows that increased limits are appropriate due to modern equipment• Supports resources allocated toward the upgrade of inland water systems and harbor management.last_img read more

Palmerston to host 2016 NT Titles

first_imgTouch Football Northern Territory is pleased to announce that the City of Palmerston will host the 2016 NT Titles. Touch Football NT was successful in its grant application through the City of Palmerston Council’s Community Grant Scheme, with the event to be hosted at the Northline Oval in 2016.The event will be held at Palmerston from Thursday, 28 April to Sunday, 1 May, following 25 years at NT Touch Headquarters, inner Darwin Turf Club facility.  During this time the event has only been hosted outside of the Darwin area on two occasions.Touch Football NT Business Development Manager, Isobel Appo said that the organisation is looking forward to hosting the event in Palmerston. “Hosting of the NT Titles is very exciting for the City of Palmerston and their residents and we are really looking forward to hosting the event at the excellent facility at Northline Oval in 2016,” Appo said. For more information, please visit the Touch Football Northern Territory website – www.nttouch.com.au. Related Links2016 NT Titleslast_img read more