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Gunstones sees £10m spend for hot cross bun bakery

first_img2 Sisters Food Group has invested £10m in a new state-of-the-art bakery extension at its Gunstones Bakery site in Dronfield, near Sheffield. The new facility will provide 25% additional capacity to the site and will focus on producing hot cross buns and iced and spiced products, allowing the business to grow in key categories.The new line – called ‘Bake 4’, will eventually be producing up to six different products in a day once it is fully commissioned.Planning for the project has been ongoing for 18 months in order to fulfil customer demand for increased volumes of hot cross buns.Kirk Connor, Gunstones site director, said: “We’re well-known for baking some of the best products in the business, and this new facility will only enhance that reputation. We’re really delighted to have got this on track and show our customers and our employees that we mean business.”Local MP for North East Derbyshire Natascha Engel added: “I was very impressed with the new facility and hope that this will bring in more contracts for Gunstones Bakery.”The new facility is a refurbished warehouse building on the site, which has been stripped down to the metal frame and started again.Leading-edge equipment, including ovens and proofers from Italy, has been installed.Gunstones family bakery was founded in 1862. It produces hot cross buns, iced and spiced rolls, sushi and sandwich rolls across its chilled and frozen divisions and employs 1,000 people.last_img read more

Why is Security Important to OEMs?

first_imgAs more aspects of our lives move online, the potential rewards for cyber criminals get larger, their methods become more sophisticated, and it’s up to the good guys to find new ways to stop them. As the saying goes, there’s no point locking the stable door after the horse has bolted!OEM security is differentMost articles I’ve seen focus on security failures where in-house IT has been compromised but in the case of OEMs, the situation is somewhat different. As an OEM, your appliances will most likely be installed at your end customers’ data center.  You cannot afford for your device to be the weak point, the unlocked door through which hackers gain entry. It’s a bit like minding your own kids versus taking care of your neighbor’s family. Securing your own data assets is one thing but being accountable for your customer’s data is a horse of a different color.Freedom to innovate and flexibility to customizeOf course, Dell EMC OEM appliances offer standard security features you will find with many other suppliers like chassis intrusion detection, signed firmware updates and trusted platform module (TPM) but in my experience, OEM customers need more.They require a hardware platform that gives them the freedom to innovate while providing the flexibility to customize that hardware and make it part of a secure solution. Sounds great but how does this actually work in practice? Rather than talk theoretically, let me share a real-life example.Protecting appliances in the open internetOne of our biggest OEM customers provides their appliances to ISPs. These are exposed to the open internet — they don’t sit safe behind firewalls — and so they’re more exposed than pretty much any device you’ll come across. Understandably, this customer has a healthy level of paranoia about the level of inherent security of its devices, which is one reason it chooses Dell EMC OEM PowerEdge servers, powered by Intel Xeon processors.The customer uses our OEM Identity Module to configure a raft of security settings that lock its devices down from top to bottom. To explain, the Dell EMC OEM Identity Module sits outside the server’s operating system and stores personalized settings like custom splash screens, but also lets you blacklist bootable device categories, prevent malicious code injections, and disable server management features that you either don’t want to use, or which could represent a security risk. This means nobody can walk up to your appliance, insert a USB stick, and run a rootkit virus, for example.Configuration optionsIn short, rather than a house with all the doors and windows open, we’re talking about a house with all the doors and windows locked, and an easy way for you to configure which ones you open and who you let in.With Dell EMC OEM Identity Module, you can also configure it so that if, for whatever reason, someone decides to reset the BIOS on your device using the jumper plug, it will reset to your factory settings, not Dell EMC’s. Our OEM Identity Module payload is signed, meaning you can trust that there won’t be malicious code injections in your customizations.Security should never be a barrier to innovationThis all sounds great from a security perspective, but doesn’t adding layers of security also add complexity, effort, and cost to developing an appliance?  The answer is an empathic no. My mantra is that while security is all-important, it should never be a barrier to invention.Time-saving and secureUsing Dell EMC OEM Identity Module actually saves customers time, because it offers a canned interface to apply settings. With other vendors, you’d typically need to write a custom BIOS. This means that whenever the BIOS gets updated, your custom code would need to be posted to the new version.The nice thing about our approach is that the Dell EMC OEM Identity Module sits outside the BIOS and goes on working as firmware updates are applied, meaning quicker time to market, more availability once deployed, and more secure end customers. Music to your ears, right?All these features come courtesy of our dedicated security teams who are an integral part of the product development process. The bottom line is that security can no longer be thought of as an add-on, but rather as integral to the development and design process.We take your security very seriously. I’d love to hear your comments and answer your questions. Please join our LinkedIn OEM Showcase page to connect, and be sure to join us at Dell EMC World, May 8-11 2017 in Las Vegas.last_img read more

Amir takes five on rainy day at Sabina Park

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Captain Jason Holder struck his fifth Test half-century but only 69 balls were possible as rain wrecked the second day of the opening Test between West Indies and Pakistan here Saturday.When heavy rain brought an abrupt end to the already truncated day’s play at 3:05 pm (4:05 Eastern Caribbean time) after just 55 minutes of action, West Indies had reached 278 for nine, with Holder unbeaten on 55.He had so far faced 69 deliveries and struck seven fours and two sixes.Wet spots in the outfield and on the bowlers run-up had earlier forced the abandonment of the opening session, pushing back the start to an hour-and-a-half following the scheduled lunch break at Sabina Park.Resuming on 244 for seven, West Indies flourished early as overnight batsmen Holder and Devendra Bishoo extended their eighth wicket stand to 75 – a record against Pakistan – before being separated.On 23 at the start, Bishoo had added five when he lost his discipline, fished at one from impressive left-arm seamer Mohammed Amir and nicked a catch behind in the eighth over of the session with the Windies on 264 for eight.Amir, Pakistan’s best bowler with five for 41, then struck again in his next over, removing Alzarri Joseph without scoring after breaching the right-hander’s defence and hitting middle and off.Holder, resuming from 30, got lucky with a couple of streaky fours to third man to move into the 40s but there was no lack of conviction when he lifted seamer Mohammad Abbas for a beautiful straight six to reach his landmark, 40 minutes after the start.There was enough time for Shannon Gabriel, unbeaten on four, to bludgeon Amir through mid-off to the boundary before the heavens opened a few balls later.WEST INDIES 1st Innings(overnight 244 for seven)K Brathwaite c Younis Khan b Mohammad Abbas 0K Powell c Younis Khan b Mohammad Amir 33S Hetmyer b Mohammad Amir 11S Hope b Mohammad Amir 2V Singh c Azhar Ali b Wahab Riaz 9R Chase c Wahab Riaz b Yasir Shah 63+S Dowrich b Yasir Shah 56*J Holder not out 55D Bishoo c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammed Amir 28A Joseph b Mohammed Amir 0S Gabriel not out 4Extras (lb17) 17TOTAL (9 wkts, 92.3 overs) 278Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Brathwaite), 2-24 (Hetmyer), 3-32 (Hope), 4-53 (Singh), 5-71 (Powell), 6-189 (Chase), 7-189 (Dowrich), 8-264 (Bishoo), 9-274 (Joseph).Bowling: Mohammad Amir 24.3-11-41-5, Mohammad Abbas 22-4-63-1, Wahab Riaz 22-5-66-1, Yasir Shah 24-5-91-2.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img July 20, 2020 Associated Press The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum will feature 12 galleries that include exhibits on athlete training, the Summer and Winter Games and the USOPC Hall of Fame. The U.S. boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. The Ballon d’Or is awarded by France Football magazine. It has been given out every year since Stanley Matthews won the first one in 1956. Lionel Messi has won it a record six times. That is one more than longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo. The magazine started giving out a women’s award in 2018 but that has also been put on hold. France Football editor Pascal Ferré tells The Associated Press that “what really worried us it that it wouldn’t be fairly awarded.”OBIT-SALINAS Head of Bolivian soccer dies after contracting coronavirusLA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The president of the Bolivian soccer federation has died from complications linked to the coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBALLON d’OR AWARDBallon d’Or canceled this year amid coronavirus disruptionUNDATED (AP) — The prestigious Ballon d’Or will not be awarded this year because the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the soccer season. center_img César Salinas was 58. Salinas had been admitted to a private clinic in La Paz this month for treatment after contracting the COVID-19. He became president of the national federation in 2018.TOULOUSE-NEW OWNERSHIPAmerican firm buys 85% stake in French soccer club ToulouseTOULOUSE, France (AP) — American investment firm RedBird Capital Partners has agreed to buy an 85% stake in struggling French soccer club Toulouse. Olivier Sadran will retain a 15% stake in his hometown club. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. The sides had been negotiating since RedBird Capital founder Gerry Cardinale confirmed the takeover bid in May. RedBird Capital immediately appointed Damien Comolli as president. Comolli previously held strategic roles at Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool.US OLYMPIC MUSEUMUS Olympic museum to open July 30; will honor 1980 teamUNDATED (AP) — A 60,000-square foot museum that will include a first-of-its-kind tribute to the 1980 U.S. Olympic team is scheduled to open July 30 in Colorado Springs after a three-year construction project. Update on the latest sportslast_img read more