l Top 50 Bakery RetailersGreggs CEO Ken McMeikan tells us why the nation’s biggest bakery retailer is storming ahead with store openingsl What makes a BIA winner?WC Rowe reveals how it balanced retailing with supermarket own-label supply to scoop 2008 Supplier of the Yearl Meet the buyerFancy yourself as a niche supplier, making bespoke products for top-end retail? Then meet the buyer for Fortnum & Mason
Facebook Woman in custody after a man was shot at an Elkhart residence WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department) The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting at a home in the 52,000 block of Ridgeway Lane in Elkhart.They arrived shortly after 1 p.m. and found an adult man had been shot and was suffering from a minor injury. The suspect, an adult woman, was still in the home and refused to exit.The Elkhart County Regional SWAT Team was called in and the woman left the house shortly before 3 p.m. and is in custody.No further information has been released and the investigation is ongoing. Facebook By Tommie Lee – July 30, 2020 0 562 Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleI.U. Health says Indy 500 should happen without fansNext articleElkhart Airport has a new manager Tommie Lee
The Secretary of State has reappointed Sir Hayden Phillips as Chair of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art for a for a term of three years commencing on 17 March 2019. He has also reappointed Christopher Rowell and Peter Barber as Committee members, each for a term of four years commencing respectively on 10 April 2019 and 1 August.Sir Hayden PhillipsSir Hayden’s principal career, from 1967, was in public service: in the Home Office, the Cabinet Office, the Treasury and the European Commission. From 1992 until 2004, he was the Permanent Secretary of two departments, first as the founding Permanent Secretary of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (until 1998) and then of what has now become the Ministry of Justice.He is the Independent Reviewer of the Rulings of the ASA Council, Chairman of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art, a Lay Canon of Salisbury Cathedral, where he is also Chairman of the Fabric Advisory Committee, and Chairman of the Wellington Collection at Apsley House.Phillips is a Director of St Just Farms Ltd and chairs the Appointments Panel of the Independent Press Standards Organisation. He has also been Chairman of the National Theatre, Marlborough College, an adviser to HRH The Prince of Wales and a non-executive director of various companies in the City and elsewhere. He was a Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire until February 2018 and is the author of two reports – on the Reform of the Honours system (2004) and on the Funding of Political Parties (2007).Christopher RowellChristopher Rowell is the National Trust’s Curator of Furniture, responsible for advising on the collections in National Trust houses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. He is Chairman of the Council of the Furniture History Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.Rowell is a member of the Academic Committee at Waddesdon Manor and of the External Collections Committee at Eton College. He has published widely on historic interiors, patronage, collecting, furniture and woodwork.Peter BarberPeter Barber OBE, FSA, FRHistS, FRNS, worked at the British Library for 40 years, initially in the Department of Manuscripts and later in the Map Library where he served as Head of Maps and Topography between 2001 and 2015. He organised several exhibitions and wrote the accompanying catalogues, notably Diplomacy: The World of the Honest Spy (1979), and, with Tom Harper, Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art (2010).He has been a consultant to and appeared on several television series and has written specialist articles and chapters on the history of cartography and been author or editor of popular books on the subject, such as The Map Book (2005) and London: A History in Maps (2012).Outside his professional work he has a research interest in, and has published on, medallic historyband Italian-Swiss emigration into the United Kingdom. He is President of the International Map Collectors’ Society and of the Hornsey Historical Society, a Trustee of the Hereford Mappamundi, and the Memorial Scrolls Trust and a Council member of the London Topographical Society, Imago Mundi Ltd., The Friends of Kenwood, the Unione Ticinese and The JB Harley Fellowship Trust.These roles are not remunerated. These reappointments have been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Sir Hayden Phillips, Christopher Rowell and Peter Barbour have made no such declarations.
Make sure you’ve got your place booked for the biggest night in the baking industry calendar.Taking place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 5 September, the Baking Industry Awards is a premier networking event that anyone working in – or connected with – the bakery industry will not want to miss.As Tesco category director Gordon Gafa said recently: “The Baking Industry Awards are the highlight of the bakery calendar and a privilege to be part of, always graced by the most important players in the industry.”With an ‘Oceanic’ theme, this year’s event will begin with a champagne reception that will be followed by a three-course dinner.Then comes the glittering awards ceremony, hosted by TV presenter and all-round entertainer Stephen Mulhern, and recognising the winning businesses, individual and products in 10 categories:Baker of the Year – sponsored by Brook Food Processing EquipmentBakery Innovation of the Year – sponsored by ReiserCelebration Cake Business of the Year – sponsored by RenshawFree-from Bakery Product of the Year – sponsored by IngredionSupermarket Bakery Business of the Year – sponsored by Lantmännen Unibake UKSpeciality Bread Product of the Year – sponsored by BakelsThe Craft Bakery Business Award – sponsored by Dawn FoodsThe Customer Focus Award – sponsored by CSM Bakery SolutionsThe Rising Star Award – sponsored by RondoOutstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry – sponsored by DélifranceStephen is one of the most in-demand television presenters today, with a string of smash hit television shows including Catchphrase and Britain’s Got More Talent.As well as his TV career, Stephen is an experienced all-round entertainer, having performed his very own magic and one-man variety shows up and down the country for the past 12 years. He even has a BAFTA Award under his belt.Attendees can also enjoy entertainment into the early hours with around 800 other bakery delegates at this fantastic event.How to book tickets:When: Wednesday 5 SeptemberWhere: Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London W1Tickets: £290 a ticket, table of 10: £2,625Tickets sell out, so apply early to [email protected] or tel: 01293 846593(Finalists and partners attend free)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is attempting to return $2 million worth of hydroxychloroquine. The malaria drug was once touted by then-President Donald Trump as an effective treatment for the coronavirus. A spokesman for Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter confirmed Wednesday that Hunter is attempting to negotiate the return of the drug. Oklahoma acquired 1.2 million pills in April from California-based FFF Enterprises. A company spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment. Oklahoma and Utah both secured doses of the drug from private pharmaceutical companies. Utah managed to secure a refund of the $800,000 it spent to purchase 20,000 packets of hydroxychloroquine compounded with zinc.
By Matthew ChappellUniversity of GeorgiaYou just moved to Georgia and purchased a fantastic home with a not-so-fantastic landscape. You immediately ask two questions: “Where do I start?” and “What about the drought do I need to know?”Have no fear. With a little bit of time and energy, you will be well on your way to a beautiful landscape that can withstand a lack of water. Before you plant a peony or lay a finger on a shovel, you should test the soil. A soil test is an easy and inexpensive means of identifying if the soil will require adjustments to the pH or nutrient levels. If you plant in poor soil, plants will grow poorly or slowly die.The local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office provides instructions on how to do a test, read the results and on ways to adjust the soil for optimal plant growth. Most plants require pH between 5.2 and 6.5 to grow well. However, it is not uncommon in northern Georgia for new home sites or unmaintained landscapes to have soil pH in the range of 4-5 with nutrients below levels needed for most landscape plants and turf to grow well. Once you have adjusted the soil, you are on the road to a healthy landscape. The next step should be amending the soil. Organic soil amendments will improve the water-holding capacity of native soil, provide plants with a better rooting environment and allow water to infiltrate the soil surface faster, reducing runoff. These three factors will prepare your soil and plants for drought conditions and will virtually eliminate the need to irrigate your landscape. Typically, you will not need to amend the soil more than 25 percent to observe a significant benefit. To achieve this, for example, you would place 2.5 inches of amendment on the soil surface and then till to a depth of 10 inches. A variety of soil amendments can be used including household compost, composted yard waste and composted livestock waste. The key is to use a composted material. A non-composted amendment can rob soil of the valuable nitrogen plants need to flourish. Now that your soil is prepared, it is time to determine what you want to plant. For those who move to Georgia from northern states, this will be a time of great excitement. Georgia gives gardeners a cold enough winter to grow many northern favorites and a not-too-cold winter and lengthy summer that allows some tropical plants to thrive. Some examples of plants that you often won’t find in northern gardens but grow well in all but extreme northern Georgia include windmill palm, cabbage or palmetto palm, needle palm, agave, lemon bottlebrush, camellia, winter daphne, Japanese fatsia, cape jasmine, Japanese pittosporum and some cultivars of oleander. These are just a few selections. Beyond plants, the most exciting aspect of horticulture in Georgia is the supporting cast of individuals, activities and public gardens available in this state. Take advantage of opportunities in local garden clubs and UGA’s Master Gardener program to increase your understanding of horticulture and trade plants. There are an abundance of flower and horticulture trade shows to expand your horizons and find the next fabulous plant. In Georgia, horticulture seems to be around every corner. Join the party and enjoy transforming your landscape into your small paradise.
“It will be the first net-zero energy building built in Binghamton, which means it will produce as much energy on sit as we consume,” LoDolce said. “It will be kind of a showpiece in Binghamton.” “There was a lot of cheering in the office when we got the news for this funding,” said executive director Amelia LoDolce. “It was a fantastic end of year gift. It was really, really amazing.” Back at VINES’ office, a massive celebration followed the news. So as 2019 ends, LoDolce is excited to plant the seeds for a green future. But the new office building LoDolce and VINES are planning won’t just be your run-of-the-mill structure. Currently, VINES operates in the basement of the United Presbyterian Church in Binghamton, but with a new central location, LoDolce believes the non-profit can continue to help members grow food locally, and educate them on sustainable practices. LoDolce told 12 News VINES has been in talks with the City Council of Binghamton about properties they are interested in, and that they have been given the green light in regards to a location. This was the first year the non-profit organization went through the REDC’s application process. But with the funding now secured, VINES is focused on branching out. The New York State Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) awarded VINES $600,000 in funding, contributing to the $88.9 million the entirety of the Southern Tier received, making our area the top performer. “Our plan is to build an office for VINES,” said Amelia LoDolce, executive director at VINES. “We’re in a small space right now and growing tremendously so we need a place that can be our home for not only staff but also programming in the community.” “VINES helps people grow their own food and then access locally-grown food from our area farmers,” LoDolce said. ‘We can’t keep up with the demand we’re seeing in the community unless we can grow our staff and have the place that we need to support that.” They hope to break ground in May 2020. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments (VINES) is planning to move to a new office space, after receiving over a half-a-million dollars in award money Friday. “We’ve grown tremendously over the last 13 years since we were founded,” LoDolce said. “We’re really excited to have been selected.
Common symptoms for COVID-19 include cough, fever and shortness of breath. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department is alerting individuals that a person who visited Nip’s Park Ave Saloon at 135 Park Ave. in Binghamton tested positive for COVID-19. The health department ask individuals who were at the establishment from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on July 6 to self quarantine until July 20. For a map detailing where cases are located in Broome County, click here.
Six Nations under threat Rugby officials gathered in the French capital to consider if more alterations are needed to the calendar for the final two rounds of the Six Nations Championship.The March 7 game between Ireland and Italy in Dublin has already been postponed but officials determined that no further changes were needed — at least for now.”So far, apart from the Ireland v Italy match for our senior men’s event, all matches are OK to take place but governments might decide otherwise and we need to be prepared for any eventuality,” said a spokeswoman.The UAE Tour, an early season cycling warm-up that featured four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome, was cut short last week after a coronavirus scare.Looking ahead, concerns are deepening over this year’s main sports event, the Tokyo Olympics, which is due to begin on July 24.Hundreds of thousands of spectators, athletes and officials will converge on Japan for the Games.International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said last week his organization was “fully committed” to holding the Games in Tokyo as planned despite the widening coronavirus outbreak.Ominously, the decision will depend on factors over which Olympic officials exert no control, and sports federations are already wringing their hands over disruption and forced cancellation of qualifying events for the global showpiece. Sport is no exception.In Italy, the European country with the highest number of deaths at 52, the outbreak wreaked havoc with Serie A football matches at the weekend.Six games were postponed, including the clash between defending champions Juventus and title rivals Inter Milan in Turin, originally scheduled to be the showpiece match on Sunday evening.The Italian government has signed a decree that stops sporting activity in the northern regions that have been worst hit by the virus until March 8, unless it is held behind closed doors.That decision means another five matches next week can only go ahead if played in empty stadiums.The Italian league has called an emergency meeting for Wednesday in which discussions will be held on how to manage the fixture chaos.The International Ski Federation (FIS) has also said that it will decide on Friday whether or not the alpine skiing World Cup finals scheduled for later this month in Cortina d’Ampezzo, a host venue for the 2026 Winter Olympics, will go ahead.Football in Asia has been massively disrupted, with the start of Japan’s J-League postponed till mid-March and a hugely rearranged fixture list for the continental competitions.On Monday, the Swiss football league also announced that its top two divisions had been suspended until March 23. Topics : The coronavirus is disrupting sport around the world with the MotoGP races in Qatar and Thailand postponed, a host of football matches put off to a later date and increasing concerns surrounding the Tokyo Olympics later this year.The virus has already cast a long shadow over the start of the MotoGP season with this Sunday’s curtain raising Qatar Grand Prix called off, followed by the March 22 race in Thailand.”I don’t say it’s cancelled, I just say it is postponed until time allows us to do [the event],” Anutin Charnvirakul, chairman of the Thailand MotoGP organizing committee, told AFP. One of the early races in the Formula One season, the Shanghai Grand Prix on April 19, has already been postponed although organizers say the season-opening race in Australia on March 15 will go ahead as planned.Olympic chiefs are meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday in Lausanne to discuss the impact of the virus on preparations for the summer Games in Tokyo, and to address the unthinkable — scrapping world sports’ global showpiece for the first time in peace time.Other events are under immediate threat. The remaining matches in the 2020 Six Nations rugby union tournament were at risk but an emergency meeting of the organizers in Paris on Monday made no immediate changes to the calendar.The virus has killed more than 3,000 people worldwide, mainly in China, and its effects are being felt across the global economy.