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Pasty retailer eyes future in London

first_imgWarrens Bakery chairman has told British Baker that he has visions of opening 50 shops in London.After revealing plans to expand and invest in the business last week, chairman of the bakery Mark Sullivan said he could see London as a “core target” for expansion outside the West Country.He said that beyond 2015 would be the time to look at further expansion for the pasty shops, taking the brand further to the east and north of the country.Sullivan said: “We will be taking artisan to the masses.“The new brand lends itself exceptionally well to London. We may have 50 shops now, but frankly we could have 50 shops in London alone. I see London as a core target.”He also told British Baker of the prospects for the company’s trade arm business, Simply Cornish, which is looking to expand further abroad.He said the company, which currently supplies to other retailers and wholesalers, was currently in discussions about contracts in China and North America. He continued: “I see great opportunity in taking our long-life products to international markets. The brand is a different concept and is growing fast.“We currently supply into Canada, and are about to supply China, as well as some parts of the EU – we are looking to increase contracts and put more energy into our international exports.”The bakery currently has 480 employees, and is focusing on the rebranding of its 50 shops following £1.6m of funding through Santander’s Breakthrough Programme.Warrens Bakery recently won the title of being the oldest pasty-maker in the UK.last_img read more

Bulldogs Get Win Over Panthers On The Links

first_imgMedalist: Thomas Hatcher-Batesville (38)———————Junior Varsity ResultsTeam Scoring: (3 scores)Batesville: 141Jennings County: 153Jacob Vogelsang 45Jake Flaspohler 46Keegan Straub 57Brandon Rose 50Medalist: Jacob Vogelsang-Batesville (45) Batesville vs Jennings County Golf at Hillcrest Country Club.Team Scoring:  Batesville 157,  Jennings County 184.Individual Scoring for Batesville:Dominique Schildknecht 41Thomas Hatcher 38Alec Giesting 39Henry Luchow 39Ryan Harmeyer 47Billy Carroll 44last_img read more

Partey could move to Inter Milan this summer – agent

first_imgGhana International Thomas Partey could well be on his way out of Atletico Madrid after recent remarks from his agent.The player’s agent, Jose Daniel Jimenez Pozanco increased speculation on the possible departure, after he failed to rule out the possibility of Partey moving to Italian side Inter Milan. “There is no reason why he won’t move to Italy. Inter, like Atleti are a top team,” Pozanco told FcInterNews.“He has a €50m release clause and in football anything is possible, just look at Diego Godin leaving to join Inter and Antoine Griezmann possibly on his way to Barcelona.”Partey is said to be opened to a move away from Atletico, with the Premier League or the Serie A his most likely next destination.Pozanco also drew comparison between the Ghanaian and Manchester United’s star midfielder Paul Pogba, saying Partey can offer more to United than Pogba. “He is like Pogba, he’s a box to box player, but he is better than the Frenchman, as he does more defensive work. I feel that because he is African, he gets much less media coverage than the Manchester United player.“I first watched him play in Ghana, I immediately recognized his qualities and thought that if he could improve on a tactical level, he would be one of the best in the world.“I told him he must listen, learn and remain humble.  A person should always remember where they came from and he has got where he has through hard work. Nobody handed him anything.”Partey made 41 appearances do Atletico Madrid this season, scoring 3 goals and providing 5 assists.last_img read more

Is Ebola a Curse From God or A Natural Disaster? (Part Five): Lessons to…

first_imgIn this fifth and concluding article of the series centered on the question of whether Ebola is a curse or a natural or man-made virus a particular attention is paid to the possible lessons we all as individuals, families, communities, religious institutions and nations can learn from the Ebola epidemic. What lessons can we learn from the Ebola disaster to make us better persons and a better nation? In what ways is the Ebola outbreak and the serious challenge it is posing to our existence an opportunity to change our attitudes and whole way of life for the better? Let us explore a bit below. The fourth article on human responsibility in dealing with the Ebola menace observed the following main points:Some believers wrongly think that human responsibility and divine support are incompatible. No, they are mistaken. The premise of this fourth article is that divine help and human efforts go hand in hand. We should not choose between the two. We make judicious use of both. We can always pray hard and equally work hard.The biggest challenge and gap in this fight against Ebola is to break the chain of transmission. We seem to be losing the fight as the rate of infection is increasing rapidly. To break the chain in transmission requires the involvement of everyone—especially individuals and communities. The outsiders can help with the building of more Ebola treatment centers, movement of equipment and medicines, lots of experts and preventive materials but the behavior change that is required has to be taught and effected by communities.Martin Luther King, Jr. once noted that to depend on our works and our works alone without any reference to God is atheism. Conversely, to sit and do nothing and expect God to do everything for us is not faith but presumption. Christianity is both trust in God and hard work. St. Augustine of Hippo put it like this: “Without God we cannot. Without us God will not”. In other words apart from God we can nothing. But though God can do without us, yet he has chosen to work with and through us mortals. What lessons then can we learn from the Ebola crisis to make us better?Joshua David Stone and Gloria Excelsias aver that every crisis is an opportunity: “Any crisis is an opportunity to change direction in your life”. They reveal that the word crisis is of Greek origin and it means “a turning point in a disease.” Their conclusion is: “So a crisis is truly an opportunity for a turning point in our lives”. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks of turning our liabilities into assets. He uses the perennial example of Helen Keller who lived in the late 1880’s and early 1900’s. Made blind and deaf by a debilitating disease at the age of nine, she rose above the challenges in those days of being blind and deaf to acquiring a university degree and becoming an author, a lecturer, and an activist for the disabled. She could have mourned and blamed other people for her condition. No, rather she worked extra hard and excelled above many normal persons! Some experts in how to turn problems into opportunities speak about “turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones” in going higher rather than lower.The question for those who are now experiencing the havoc of this deadly disease is “Will Ebola leave us the same unpatriotic, self-centered, polarized, and envious people or will it leave us a better united people”?I suggest a few cardinal lessons. Ebola is forcing us as nations to revisit our health systems and pay more attention to them by putting more money in them and managing them better for our own survival and means of growth and development. Ebola is teaching us about how to better care for our bodies and environments. Many of us were taught early on in life to wash our hands as often as possible and to keep our surroundings clean as a means of preventing a lot of diseases but we have been careless about putting these basic lessons into practice. Ebola is calling us back to those basics.Above all, Ebola is challenging us to dare to do things differently to what we are used to. If we who are naturally a touching (countless handshakes) and hugging people can learn to restrain from a natural habit then we can certainly change our old bad attitudes and try more challenging ways of thinking and doing things differently with the potential of making us better. Let Ebola help us change our attitudes and ways for the better.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NEW DNA TESTS ORDERED ON MYSTERY DONEGAL BODY

first_imgNEW forensic tests have been ordered on a body washed ashore on the Co Donegal coast more than 18 years ago, an inquest heard today.The inquest is being held to establish if the body is that of Letterkenny man Noel McGlynn, 26, who disappeared on June 17th, 1983.His brother Jim has asked Coroner John Cannon to investigate whether or not the body of an unidentified man found off rocks at Horn Head, near Dunfanaghy nine days later is that of his missing brother. The remains of the man were found by accident by members of a diving club on June 26th, 1983. He was never identified and he was buried at the cemetery at Holy Cross Church in the seaside town.Kieran Dillon, a solicitor representing Jim McGlynn, asked today’s hearing for an update on tests being carried out on tissue samples recovered from the body found in Dunfanaghy.Coroner Mr Cannon told the hearing: “The samples have been sent to Wales for deeper DNA analysis and I understand that is going to take longer than expected.”He agreed to adjourn the case until May 4.At an earlier hearing the coroner postponed a decision a to exhume the body of the mystery man after learning that tissue samples taken from the unidentified body had been preserved and have now been sent to experts for DNA examination.At hearing Strictly © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication, radio broadcast or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comNEW DNA TESTS ORDERED ON MYSTERY DONEGAL BODY was last modified: January 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:donegal inquestDunfanaghyJIm McGlynnNoel McGlynnlast_img read more