Asda has been working with regional food group Heart of England Fine Foods (HEFF) to extend its range of local food and drink, with a key focus on bakery.The retailer is keen to extend local lines across all categories, with other priority areas outlined as dairy, prepared foods, poultry, ice cream, condiments and beverages.Asda already stocks lines from eight HEFF producers, including Midland Pie Products, and the heart of England region has been targeted as a key area for development over the next 12 months, according to HEFF.Last week, HEFF’s supply chain development team held a Meet the Buyer event for Asda at its head office at Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre. Local sourcing and technical manager for emerging markets, Alison Hamlett, and local buyers Jon Hollingsworth and Terri Saunders met with 16 producers, including HEFF member The Pudding Club, to discuss potential product lines for the Spring 2012 local range.
continue reading » NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger is highlighting credit unions’ engagement with small businesses in recognition of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Small Business Week, which began yesterday.“Credit unions are committed to serving and strengthening their communities, and one of the ways they do so is through providing small businesses with necessary capital that stimulates economic growth,” said Berger. “NAFCU looks forward to continuing our partnership with the SBA to find opportunities for credit unions to better serve small businesses through lending.”The SBA kicked off the week with a number of events over the weekend, including a hackathon and national awards ceremonies. All events are scheduled to be broadcast live via the administration’s Facebook page; a workshop on social media tips for small businesses will broadcast today at 10:30 a.m. Eastern. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The Gunungkidul Investment and Integrated Service Agency in Yogyakarta has not issued a building permit (IMB) for the regional classis office of the Javanese Christian Churches (GKJ) in Grogol I village, Bejiharjo, Gunungkidul regency, amid protests from residents despite a 2018 court ruling that supported the office’s establishment.“We cannot see it as black and white. We will issue the permit when there are no more refusals from residents,” agency head Irawan Jatmiko told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.The Gunungkidul regency administration and the local Interfaith Harmony Forum (FKUB) conducted a mediation session, which included the Grogol 1 villagers and the executive body of the Gunungkidul classis, at the regency hall on Tuesday. However, no agreement was made between the two parties.Village chief Agung Waluyo, who joined the mediation session with … LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Forgot Password ? Topics : Log in with your social account Google Facebook church Yogyakarta Muslim Christian religious-freedom minority-groups intolerance intolerance-in-Yogyakarta
On the first day, Strel passed a 6-foot alligator. The team accompanying him also saw a school of candiru – or toothpick fish – swimming only a few feet from Strel. The bloodsucking fish swims into body orifices and erects spiny barbs to lodge itself inside and suck blood. “I injured my hand several times because of the debris,” Strel said. “It’s dangerous because you don’t want to start bleeding inside the water.” SAO PAULO, Brazil – Slovenian Martin Strel, 52, approached the halfway point of his attempt to swim the entire length of the Amazon river Thursday, trying to avoid severe burns, alligators and the dreaded bloodsucking toothpick fish. Strel has swum Europe’s Danube River, China’s Yangtze and the Mississippi, his support team said. He has averaged about 56miles a day since he began his 3,290-mile swim from the river’s source in Peru on Feb.1. Swimming 12 hours a day, with a short break for lunch, Strel has covered nearly 1,616 miles of the Amazon. Speaking by satellite phone, Strel said his entire body hurt, and his greatest adversary has been the glaring equatorial sun. Just days into his swim, he developed second- degree burns on his face and forehead. His team fears they will progress into third- degree burns, which could become easily infected. By the end of each day, the area around Strel’s mouth is brown with dirt that accumulates from waves breaking on his face. His lips are blistered, and scabs form on his nose and upper cheeks. And his eyes are sore and swollen. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!