Premier finalises Brookes Avana sale

first_imgPremier Foods has completed the disposal of its Brookes Avana business to 2 Sisters Food Group for £30m.The UK’s largest food supplier said the sale had been completed on a debt-free and cash-free basis, following the announcement that it was to dispose of the business back in December.The Brookes Avana business, which consists of RF Brookes chilled foods and Avana Bakeries, was acquired by Solways Foods, part of 2 Sisters Food Group. The sale included three manufacturing sites in Newport (RF Brookes and Avana Bakeries) and Leicester (RF Brookes), with more than 2,000 employees due to transfer with the business.Last month, Premier Foods also agreed to sell its four Irish brands – Gateaux, Chivers, McDonnells and the Erin licence – to The Boyne Valley Group for £34.7m.last_img

Students’ interest in vocational occupations is growing

first_imgThe latest figures from the Ministry of Science and Education show a growing trend of enrollment of students in vocational occupations, although this is partly the result of a larger number of children enrolled in secondary schools.  Photo: Pixabay.com But despite these short-term positive indicators, we have a worrying decline in the number of schoolchildren as a result of generally poor demographic trends. Thus, in the last five years alone, we have lost over 44.000 students (a decrease from 509.000 in the school year 2013/2014 to 465.000 in 2018/2019), and the highest rates of decline of over 20 percent are recorded in three Slavonian counties – Vukovar-Srijem, Brod-Posavina and Požega-Slavonia.  As Božo Pavičin, head of the Department of Education of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, points out, the growth in the number of students is an encouraging figure and such a trend, with the exception of a slight decline in two years, should continue in the next three to four generations.According to our calculation based on the latest data from the Ministry of Science and Education, the total number of children enrolled in secondary schools this school year is 39.342, which is a significant increase compared to last year when 37.993 were enrolled. We are especially pleased that 650 more students were enrolled in deficient vocational occupations last year”, Pavicin pointed out.center_img A brief overview of the most scarce occupations shows that the number of chefs increased by 6,4 percent to a total of 1268, waiters increased by 11,5 percent (608 in total), potters 19 percent (112 in total), masons 10 percent, and carpenters and butchers by 21 , or 70 percent more. Other vocational fields also tend to grow. The number of high school students is stagnating (6.400 students), while the number of economists has increased by 7 percent, to about 2.500 students. All figures are the result of the first round of student enrollment, and in the next two they can only grow further. The greatest interest in tourism occupations is in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar and Dubrovnik-Neretva counties, in the Brod-Posavina County most students applied for CNC operators, while in Krapina-Zagorje and Požega-Slavonia the most applications came for nurses. In all other counties, the largest number of applications reached economic schools. last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff weekly booking: April 20- April 27, 2015

first_imgSchmidt,Noah33Wichita KSSumner/ Cowely line on US 166 HWYSUSODriving under influence4/26/15 MPD2  Courtney, James C24Mulvane KS777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KSMPD Domestic battery4/25/15 Lopez-Garcia, Luis A36Orlando FLI-35 MM 17 South BoundSUCODriving while suspended4/23/15 KGRC1 Hartson, Jeremie D36Wellington, Ks924 W 7th Wellington KSWPDDistrubing the Peace4/20/15 Parks, Angela M30Hutchinson KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KS. 67152SUCOServing Sentence4/24/15 Tompkins, Gregory M25Reynoldsburg OH200 N. Ohio Oxford, KSOXPDDriving while suspended4/21/15 Provencio, Sylvester B21Caldwell KS119 N Osage Caldwell, KSSUCOAggravated battery4/22/15 Dridi, Heshaem B24Topeka KSShawnee County DetentionSUCOProbation Violation4/21/15  Hernandez, Brenda27Newton KS610 E HillsideSUCO Failure to appear4/23/15 Pinkston, Savanah D28Wellington, Ks924 W 7th Wellington KSWPDDistrubing the Peace4/20/15 WPD7 Corter, Justin W32Wellington, Ks815 N Woodlawn, Wellington, KSWPD Battery4/25/15 Reyes, Patricia R27Wichita KS501 N Washington Wellington KSSUCOBond Revocation4/23/15 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 4/20/2015 thru 4/27/2015  Total33 BPPD1         Johnson, Robert N53Belle Plaine KS610 E Hillside Wellington, Ks 67152SUCOServing Sentence4/24/15 Marshall, Ternell W30Lenexa KS501 N Washington Wellington KSSUCO Failure to appear4/24/15 Joseph, Amber N25Arkansas City KS312 N Merchant Belle PlaineBPPDCLSO Warrant4/24/15 OXPD1 Fleming, Andrew S31Wichita KS610 E Hillside Wellington, Ks 67152SUCOServing Sentence4/24/15center_img Storck, Pamela J35Mulvane, KS414 Arbor St, Mulvane, KSMPDDisorderly Conduct4/21/15 Smith, Corey M35Wichita KS777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KSKRGC Possession of opiate4/22/15 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for April 20 to April 27, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Patterson, Gary D51Maize KSI 35 MM 33 Casino PlazaKHPDriving under influence4/25/15 Glenn, Dustin33Wellington, Ks1000 W 8th st Wellington, Ks 67152WPDCriminal damage to property4/26/15 Hay, Dylan M25Wellington, KsWashington and 15th St Wellington, KS 67152WPD Failure to appear4/25/15 KHP1 Shugart, Steven D26Wichita KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KS. 67152SUCOServing Sentence4/25/15 Johnson, Robin A27Wichita KS1400 N Hwy 81 Mulvane, KSSUCODriving under influence4/23/15  Goans, Brandi  R37Wellington, Ks400 N. B ST. Wellington, KSSUCODriving under influence4/25/15 Asbury, Joshua M22Wellington, Ks1224 E Lincoln Wellington, KsWPDCriminal deprivation of property4/25/15 Dwyer, Michael T29Wellington, Ks500 N. Washington, WellingtonSUCOSGSO Warrant4/22/15 SUCO20  Gentry, Amber R33Milan KS944 W 10th Milan KsSUCODriving while suspended4/22/15 Campbell, Aaron K30Wellington, Ks501 N Washington Wellington KSSUCOServing Sentence4/24/15 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Reedy, Nicholas D32Caldwell KS119 N Osage Caldwell, KSSUCOAggravated battery4/22/15 Carr, Matthew K31Derby  KS777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KSSUCOProbation Violation4/24/15 p Hunter, Steven R24Wellington, Ks501 N Washington Wellington KSSUCOServing Sentence4/23/15 Stewart, Thomas J36Wellington, Ks200 N F st Wellington KSWPDDriving under influence4/25/15 Chrisman, Neal C40Oxford KS1500 Blk E US 160 Oxford, KsSUCODriving while suspended4/25/15last_img read more

Michelle’s Encore Dance Studio dance class registration opens next week

first_imgMichelle’s Encore Dance Studio- Dance Class Registration Opens Next Week!Dance Classes will begin on Mon. Aug. 29!Studio Open for Registration Thurs. Aug. 11 & Friday Aug.12 from 5-7p Sat. Aug. 13 from 10:00a-12:00p(Online and other studio dates TBA)Important Showstarz Dates:Wed. Aug. 10: Showstarz Informational Meeting for Parents 6:30-7:00Sun. Aug. 14: Showstarz Choreography Workshop 3:00-5:00*Mon. Aug. 15 Showstarz Workshop and Audition Night 6:00-8:00** Ending Time may vary based on number of dancers.Interested in being a part of the Showstarz Performance (Competition) Team? Click here:  https://michellecrittenden.leadpages.co/showstarz-info/Additional Studio Registration Dates and Online Registration will be announced- watch Facebook For updates! www.facebook.com/encoredancewksContact Michelle Crittenden: [email protected]last_img read more

Gabon’s Aubameyang, Uganda’s Onyango on final 3-man awards shortlists

first_imgThose defeats to Asian opponents condemned the African representatives to sixth place in the seven-club competition.Wits, the other South African qualifiers, must have had mixed feelings after the draw was made at the African Football Confederation (CAF) headquarters.They should overcome Saint-Louisienne of Reunion without undue difficulty to secure a last-32 place, but the reward would be a showdown with record eight-time African champions Al Ahly of Egypt.Enyimba are the only Nigerian club to lift the Champions League trophy, winning the 2003 and 2004 finals.But the chances of compatriots Enugu Rangers or Rivers United (formerly Dolphins) emulating that achievement suffered setbacks after tough draws.Rivers must overcome Real Bamako of Mali and, almost certainly, 2015 Champions League semi-finalists Al Merrikh of Sudan just to make the group phase.Even stronger opponents lie in wait for Enugu, whose lone CAF title came in the now defunct African Cup Winners Cup 40 years ago.First up for Rangers are debutants JS Saoura of Algeria and, if successful, they must down five-time champions Zamalek.TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo share with Zamalek the feat of being African champions five times.The club based in mining city Lubumbashi appear ‘bankers’ for a group place having been paired with Lioli of Lesotho or CAPS United of Zimbabwe, their likely opponents.Tunisian clubs are always capable of going far and Etoile Sahel and Esperance, who received byes into the round of 32, will believe the draw treated them favourably.Etoile, the only team to win all five present and past CAF club competitions, tackle the winners between AS Tanda of the Ivory Coast and AS FAN of Niger.Esperance will also meet west African opposition in Goree of Senegal or Horoya of Guinea, winners of the 1978 African Cup Winners Cup.The 2017 Champions League will feature increased prize money with the winners pocketing $2.5 million (2.4 million euros).There are also format changes with the qualifying phase trimmed from three rounds to two, the number of group qualifiers doubled from eight to 16, and the introduction of quarter-finalsShare on: WhatsApp Paris, France | AFP | Borussia Dortmund and Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still in line to retain his African Player of the Year crown after making the final three-man shortlist on Thursday.The 27-year-old French-born forward will go up against Leicester City and Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez and Liverpool and Senegal winger Sadio Mane for the prize.Mohamed Salah of Roma and Egypt and Islam Slimani of Leicester and Algeria both failed to make the final list having made it into the final five nominees.There are two categories, the overall and the home-based players. The three contenders for the prize for best African player based on the continent are Ugandan goalkeeper Denis Onyango, Zambian midfielder Rainford Kalaba and Zimbabwean forward Khama Billiat.The winners will be unveiled at a ceremony on Thursday January 5 in Abuja, Nigeria.Aubameyang’s victory last year ended Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure’s run of winning the trophy in four successive years.Mahrez stands a great chance of dethroning him, though, after enjoying a stunning 2016 in which he helped Leicester win the Premier League title and won the English Players’ Player of the Year award.KCC face Angolan club, Vipers face Comoros outfit Volcan De Moroni Football Club South African club Mamelodi Sundowns start their defence of the CAF Champions League title next March against KCCA of Uganda or Primeiro Agosto of Angola after Thursday’s draw in Cairo.KCCA and Primerio meet a month earlier in the preliminary round with the overall winners of the two-leg tie getting the first chance to topple the reigning champions.Tradition favours the Pretoria outfit advancing to the group stage as only one winner of the premier African club competition since a 1997 format change has fallen at the first hurdle.Hearts of Oak from Ghana, champions in 2000, were the victims, but it would be a shock if Sundowns suffered a similar fate.Since defeating Zamalek of Egypt 3-1 on aggregate in the final two months ago, they have bolstered an already impressive squad.Additions include Brazilian centre-back Ricardo Nascimento, former South Africa Footballer of the Year Sibusiso Vilakazi in midfield and Ivorian striker Yannick Zakri.“We are determined to retain the Champions League title in order to get another crack at the FIFA Club World Cup,” striker Percy Tau told reporters.Sundowns believe they did not do justice to their abilities in Japan this month when losing 2-0 to hosts Kashima Antlers and 4-1 to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors of South Korea.last_img read more

Egypt grind out win to launch Africa Cup of Nations

first_imgEgypt’s Mohamed Salah. PHOTO via @TotalAFCON2019Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Mohamed Salah’s Egypt started their bid for a record-extending eighth Africa Cup of Nations trophy on Friday with a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe in Cairo in the opening game of a tournament expanded to 24 teams and played in June and July for the first time.Liverpool star Salah, on a redemption mission with Egypt after injury derailed a miserable World Cup campaign last year, looked sharp although the hosts needed a 41st-minute goal by Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan to get off to a winning start in Group A.In keeping with April’s spectacular tournament draw under the gaze of the Sphinx, a striking 30-minute opening ceremony preceded kick-off in Cairo, where a backdrop of pyramids and statues from Egyptian mythology set the stage for a fireworks display to illuminate the ground.The arrival of the Egyptian players for the warm-up induced a deafening roar from the capacity 75,000-crowd, who predictably reserved the loudest reception for Salah as his name was read out among the starting line-ups.With the temperature having dipped to a more palatable 27 Celsius (81 Fahrenheit) by the start Egypt, the tournament favourites and 2017 runners-up, immediately looked threatening, Salah orchestrating much of the attack as he swung in a pair of teasing crosses — the second forcing Edmore Sibanda to tip over a looping Marwan Mohsen header.Salah was again involved 10 minutes later, intricately exchanging passes on the edge of the Zimbabwe box to carve out a chance for Abdallah Elsaid, whose shot was palmed away by Sibanda before Trezeguet lashed over the rebound.As Zimbabwe struggled to develop any sort of rhythm with outstanding midfielder Khama Billiat contained, Salah again had a boisterous, largely red-clad crowd on their feet when he wriggled past his marker only to shoot over from a difficult angle.– Trezeguet rises to the occasion –A blocked attempt by Zimbabwe captain Knowledge Musona represented the southern Africans’ lone genuine attempt in the first half as a dominant Egypt eventually broke through just before half-time. Zimbabwe’s efforts to play out from defence backfired and the talented Trezeguet, formerly of Anderlecht and now with Kasimpasa in Turkey, shifted the ball onto his right foot before sweeping clinically into the far corner.Trezeguet, who scored three times in five qualifiers for the event, was quickly sensing another when his curling 20-yard strike was flicked behind by a sprawling Sibanda.The Zimbabwe goalkeeper felt the brunt of a crunching collision with Mohsen on the hour, producing a courageous stop to deny the forward after a clever first touch created the opportunity.Sibanda was again tested low to his right by a Salah effort on his weaker foot, with Egypt ‘keeper Mohamed El Shenawy finally called into action to handle a speculative Billiat drive just before the second of two mandated heat breaks on 70 minutes.It appeared Salah’s moment was going to arrive in the final minutes but Sibanda plunged low to his left, with substitute Amr Warda perhaps offering the forward a better option across the face of goal.Egyptian hearts were momentarily in mouths when an unmarked Evans Rusike rose to meet a cross but he was unable to keep his header down, allowing Egypt to emerge with an opening three points in their quest to win the competition for the fourth time as hosts in five editions.The Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda are the other teams in Group A and they meet Saturday at the same venue, while Nigeria begin their campaign against newcomers Burundi in Alexandria.Guinea meanwhile take on Madagascar, the second of three countries appearing in the event for the first time.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

TikTok Plans to Add Jobs in Texas, Despite Trump’s Executive Order

first_imgTikTok says despite the executive order President Trump signed last Thursday to potentially ban the appin the United States, the company still plans to add hundreds of new jobs in Austin, Texas.Blake Chandlee, vice president of TikTok’s Global Business Solutions, said in a statement, “We’re proud to build our presence in Austin and be a part of the thriving business and tech community locally. The Austin community embodies the same creative and entrepreneurial spirit that defines the TikTok community, and we are going to do all we can to ensure our company’s future in Texas and the US.”“Our goal is to be here for years to come for our users, our creators and for the 1,500 people we currently employ in America, the 10,000 people we intend to hire here, including the hundreds of new jobs we’re bringing to Austin,” he continued. The president’s order would effectively outlaw the social media app from operating in the U.S., if it is not sold by its Chinese-owned parent company, ByteDance, within 45 days of the order’s signing.The Trump administration claims that TikTok is a national security concern, potentially sending U.S. user data to the Chinese government.However, TikTok has denied those claims.President Trump Signs Order Banning TikTok, WeChat in 45 Dayslast_img read more

‘Henry was the best player in the world’

first_imgArsenal ‘Henry was the best player in the world’ – Lehmann Tom Webber Last updated 2 years ago 18:30 11/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) LehmannHenry - cropped Getty Images Arsenal Premier League The former Arsenal goalkeeper believes that there was no-one better than the French forward during their time together in London Jens Lehmann believes that Thierry Henry ‘was the best player in the world’ when he was at Arsenal, but revealed how he helped the France forward improve his overall game by encouraging him to work harder in training.Lehmann joined the Gunners in 2003 and played every match as Arsene Wenger’s ‘Invincibles’ side made history by winning the Premier League title without losing a single fixture.In his new autobiography, the goalkeeper reveals that although he played with some of the world’s biggest names, the player that stood out above them all was the Frenchman. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Gunners 6/4 to beat Spurs”Over the years, I have been lucky to have had the pleasure of playing with a lot of very good footballers, from Olaf Thon to Andi Moller and Lothar Matthaus,” Lehmann wrote in an extract exclusive released to Omnisport. “In the end, however, it was Henry who impressed me most.”Not only with his speed and the spectacle he would create on the pitch but with that so very different, intelligent personality of his. To me, Thierry Henry during his Arsenal years was the best player in the world.”However, the former Germany international details how he almost got on the wrong side of Arsenal’s star striker in one of his first training sessions at the club: “In one of my first training games, I was on a team with Henry, and when he lost the ball once, I did what I still do to this day: get players moving. ‘Hey, Thierry! Go on, pursue the ball, go and get it!'”Henry, whose extraordinary abilities meant he was already considered England’s real king, lifted his head another few inches and abused me in French. Evidently, I had committed lese-majesty. We Germans ousted the nobility more than eighty years ago, I thought to myself, so now, everyone had better run the same length.”Subsequently, after each loss of possession, I goaded him further, until even the others took notice and Henry could no longer simply come to a standstill, wondering what sort of idiot was standing in that goal. Eventually, he ran after lost balls – nothing special to me, but apparently a huge step for our colleagues.”I had not meant to show him up; I merely considered myself a player of a certain status who was in some charge when it came to his team-mates. I was, after all, the only player besides Dennis Bergkamp who had won the UEFA Cup.”I was ahead of even Thierry in that respect, although, of course, he had won the World Cup and the European Championship, just like Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires and Sylvain Wiltord. Over time, we developed a very, very good relationship based on mutual appreciation.”Thierry Henry ArsenalLehmann found it difficult when Henry left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2007, claiming there was no one better than the Frenchman during his time in north London.”I was very upset when he left for Spain, and I was not the only one: really, all of English football was mourning, because he had become a kind of common property. His playing ability, his pace, his goal-scoring abilities and his effectiveness had ennobled the entire league,” Lehmann added.”At the height of his fame, no one quite dared attack him properly any more – which made him even more dangerous and, it goes without saying, more royal.”‘Fascinating’ – Daily Mirror #Madness pic.twitter.com/GZXsGUDT3Z— deCoubertin Books (@deCoubertin) November 9, 2017Jens Lehmann’s autobiography ‘The Madness is on the Pitch’, published by deCoubertin, is released on November 14. Visit www.decoubertin.co.uk/Lehmann for details.last_img read more

The Ports Authority Seeing Some Movement In Two Areas

first_img Recommended for you Dames is first Hospitality Hero Related Items:anya williams, ports authority, stevedoring DEPUTY GOVERNOR SPEAKS OF STREAMLINING GOVERNMENT SERVICES. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membership Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales- The Ports Authority seeing some movement in two areas… one, the cost of importing goods to the Turks and Caicos to increase; this from Cabinet which this week agreed to sanction, retroactively a 2.54% increase in stevedoring fees. Acting Governor Anya Williams, who chaired Cabinet was asked to approve changes to make the hike to load and unload ships at the docks more expensive; that change taking effect September 1st which was last week Monday. And secondly, some positivity on a request to introduce scanners at the docks. It was a proposal by the Ports Authority to improve security of containers coming in and going out; Cabinet likes the idea of scanning and a subsequent presentation is expected. last_img read more

Dubai Opera celebrates 150 shows of the classic MughaleAzam

first_img‘Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical’ has earned a cult status not just across India but internationally as well winning accolades and standing ovations whichever city it travels to. After a successful first season, the musical returns to the United Arab Emirates. This time India’s most successful play will be staged at the Dubai Opera from January 10 – 12, 2019 – celebrating 150 shows of the classic. Talking about the staging of the play in Dubai Opera, Director Feroz Abbas Khan said, “Mughal-e-Azam develops a special connect with audiences wherever it goes. It’s magical to see how people cutting across age groups and nationalities own the play as their own. The Dubai Opera is a wonderful setting as the Musical returns to the UAE.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDeepesh Salgia, creative and strategic vision, stated, “Some stories are immortal and never get old. ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ is one of those epic sagas of love that transcend time and medium. We are looking forward to returning to Dubai and to an even bigger stage.” Produced by Shapoorji Pallonji, the show atempts to set new benchmarks for Indian theatre, with the live singing, intricately designed choreography by Mayuri Upadhya, and exquisitely designed Manish Malhotra costumes of the Mughal era.last_img read more