Warburtons to sell its products in Europe

first_imgWarburtons has unveiled an ambitious plan to sell its products in Europe.The family-owned business has revealed that trials are currently underway via Tesco stores in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to support the “growing demand for wholesome and quality wrapped bread across Europe”.In the long term Warburtons plans to roll out across further European countries.A recent report from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) found that UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew 13% in the first half of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.The products, which have been taste tested to meet local consumer needs, are freshly made in Warburtons owned UK bakeries before being despatched to Tesco stores. It has supplied seven of its best-selling products for the trial and all of these products adhere to local food regulations.Jonathan Warburton, chairman of Warburtons said: “We have been delivering fresh and nutritious bread to British families for over 135 years and as part of our company’s ambitions, we are proud to announce our aspiration to be on the kitchen tables of all European households in the coming years. We have already seen positive results from these trials and are excited to our roll out plans over the next few months.“As a fifth generation family business, we have an intimate understanding of the baking industry, the growing demand of UK food exports and consumer need for affordable, convenient and wholesome products.”The products which are currently on trial are the Toastie 400g loaf, Seeded Batch 400g loaf, Wholemeal 400g loaf, Orange Fruit loaf, Brown Farmhouse 800g loaf, Six Grains & Seeds rolls and English Muffins. Warburtons said the recipes had been adapted to meet the extended shelf-life requirements of the local markets and all of the packaging had also been translated into local languages.last_img read more

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Iceland unveils 18 plastic-free Christmas products

first_imgIceland is rolling out plastic-free packaging on 18 products – including baked goods – in its Christmas range.The retailer claimed it will be the only major supermarket to offer customers the choice of plastic-free or reduced-plastic packaging for Christmas dinner this year. The new plastic-free range includes Luxury Beef Wellington, Stuffing Balls and Luxury Black Forest Layered Pavlova.Iceland’s reduced-plastic products feature 97% less plastic packaging than in previous years, said the business, reinforcing the supermarket’s pledge to eliminate plastic packaging from its own-label products by the end of 2023.The retailer also aims to remove all black plastic packaging from its own-label products by January 2020.“We’ve been working hard all year to develop alternative packaging solutions and I’m proud to be offering Iceland customers the choice of plastic-free Christmas products,” said Richard Walker, managing director at Iceland.The supermarket is also offering consumers eight products with significantly reduced plastic packaging.“We know there is a significant appetite for reduced plastic packaging and that plastic consumption increases significantly at Christmas, so we were keen to take on the challenge and demonstrate to the industry and our consumers that it’s possible to have a sustainable Christmas,” added Walker.Since Iceland made its pledge at the beginning of last year, it has removed more than 2,100 tonnes of plastic from its own-label packaging.The plastic-free range will be available online and in-store.last_img read more

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Oleg Grabar

first_imgThe Islamic art and architecture community mourned the loss of one of the field’s most influential and insightful scholars. Oleg Grabar, professor emeritus of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, and Aga Khan Professor, Emeritus, at Harvard University, passed away at his home in Princeton, New Jersey, on January 8, 2011, at the age of eighty-one. Professor Grabar, who taught in the Harvard Department of Fine Arts (now History of Art and Architecture) for twenty-one years (1969–1990), was instrumental in founding Harvard’s Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. There are few, if any, Islamicists who have not profited from the scholarly contributions of this extraordinary man, who was larger-than-life. He was the first Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art at Harvard (1980–1990), and subsequently joined the faculty of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where he remained active in research and publication until his second retirement in 1998, and over the following thirteen years as well. Grabar’s continuing post-retirement intellectual productivity and capacity to inspire were officially recognized when he received the Chairman’s Award from the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in Doha in 2010.Oleg Grabar was born in Strasbourg, France, in 1929. As the son of André Grabar, the eminent historian of Byzantine art, he was raised almost from the cradle to be an art historian. Thanks to that upbringing, he harbored a special fascination with the Byzantine and late antique heritage of the Mediterranean world. This fascination extended to his explorations of early Islamic art at the beginning of his career, with seventh- to eighth-century Umayyad architecture forming the core of his scholarship, even when it broadened later on to embrace a much wider spectrum.Grabar’s early education in France was followed by an A.B. magna cum laude in Medieval History from Harvard University in 1950. He continued his higher education at Princeton University, where he began to develop a passion for Islamic art, obtaining his M.A. (1953) and Ph.D. (1955) in Oriental Languages and Literatures and the History of Art.In 1969, Grabar joined the Harvard faculty as Professor of Fine Arts and was the first ever to teach Islamic art at the University. Always generous to students and colleagues, he was also a thoughtful faculty member of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. His wide-ranging and substantial knowledge of the Middle East — not only its art and architecture but also its peoples, cultures, and history — gave him a magisterial perspective on possibilities for lecturers, projects, and thematic emphases for Center programs. As a teacher, he would mesmerize students with his flamboyant, exciting, and always substantive lectures. His remarkable charisma derived largely from his contagious enthusiasm for challenging intellectual problems and for the subject matter and questions he was addressing at any given time.Grabar wrote more than 20 books and 120 articles. He was primarily a medievalist, but his publications covered a wide range of subjects, including early Islamic architecture, the architecture of Jerusalem under Islamic rule, Arabic and Persian painting, and Islamic ornament. Among his best-known books are “The Formation of Islamic Art” (1973), “The Illustrations of the Maqamat” (1984), “The Art and Architecture of Islam 650–1250” (co-authored with Richard Ettinghausen, 1987), and “The Shape of the Holy: Early Islamic Jerusalem” (1996).Grabar’s seminal work, “The Formation of Islamic Art,” is perhaps the masterpiece among his innumerable publications and remains a classic. This sophisticated and inspired work grew from his early studies on the origins of Islamic art. In one obituary, it was judged “more a work of cultural than art history,” springing as it does “from a deeper familiarity with the thought-world of early medieval Islam than any of today’s Islamic art historians possess,” and revealing that he was “more interested in ideas and context than in the close-focus study of surface detail or indeed the objects themselves as works of art.” Grabar prided himself precisely on this methodological approach. He succinctly distinguished his approach from that of Professor Ettinghausen — a contemporary luminary in the field, whom he admired and collaborated with in the preparation of their highly influential survey of Islamic art and architecture — in the advice he gave to one prospective graduate student: “If you wish to start with ideas and then choose relevant objects, come here to Harvard; but you should go to the Institute of Fine Arts if you prefer to move from objects to ideas.”The global reach of Grabar’s scholarly achievements had an impact not only on his own field but far beyond as well. He had a very special talent for making Islamic art and architecture seductive to nonspecialists, thereby vastly broadening the recognition of the field. He boldly posed sweeping questions about the nature, meaning, and dynamics of Islamic art at a time when very little was known about this subject. In addition to cultivating world-class advanced scholarship and research in the field of Islamic art, he asked questions that often challenged Euro-American perspectives more generally.Grabar’s creative approaches made the field appear wide open to hugely exciting questions of cultural and social history and aesthetics, captivating the minds of generations of scholars and amateurs alike. His mental agility and nondogmatic flexibility made him an extraordinarily inspiring mentor. He would encourage graduate students to work on entirely unexplored subjects because he was deeply concerned about shaping the parameters of a field whose rapid expansion both pleased and worried him.Grabar trained scores of students, many of whom went on to become leading scholars, educators, and curators around the world, particularly in the United States. He brought passion and vision to his work, and his expansive personality, generosity of spirit, collegiality, conviviality, and humor were truly infectious.  Grabar’s resounding impact on expanding the scope of the Islamic field far beyond its former spatial and temporal limits will be his lasting legacy.Oleg Grabar is greatly missed and the field will not be the same without him.Respectfully submitted,William GrahamThomas LentzDavid RoxburghGülru Necipoğlu, Chairlast_img read more

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Now Trending: Top Services Topics for Your Products

first_imgWant to learn more about Top Services Topics? The “Connect with Customer Service” community is now featuring a quick byte video highlighting some of the benefits of these helpful new resources. This latest video episode shares how Top Services Topics enable our customers to find relevant support content and resources faster and more efficiently.Give Us Your FeedbackEnabling our customers to gather insightful, helpful support content easily, quickly, and on demand, enables you to optimize your product experience have our most valued services content at your fingertips. We’ll be updating Top Services Topics for the products listed above on a monthly basis, and will be rolling out this feature for additional products throughout 2017.We value your feedback on this program. So if you have any comments or thoughts regarding how we might improve our Top Services Topics for your products, please comment below and let us know!Holly E. AndersonDell EMC Social SupportFollow us @DellEMCsupport In an ongoing effort to enable our customers to get easy access to the most valuable support content available, we’ve recently launched a new initiative that pulls top-rated product support content together in one place for some of our most widely-used products. Every month, Dell EMC’s Customer Service team gathers leading support topics regarding a wide variety of products and provides helpful content on the Dell EMC Community Network (DECN) to enable you to get proactive about troubleshooting common technical challenges, and more. These Top Services Topics include content pulled from popular Knowledge Base articles, DECN product support forum posts, troubleshooting guides, Online Support searches, Ask the Expert events, and more.Where Can You Find Top Services Topics?To locate trending support topics for your product, you can search the DECN (search for “Top Services Topics”), visit the Online Support product pages or simply reference the table below which reflects all Top Services Topic resources currently available by product. Click on the title of any article to open up a more detailed document for each topic. You can also download the SolVe Desktop Tool and browse for Top Service Topics for your products as well. Want to stay updated when new service topics are added for your products? Simply click “Follow” on the Top Services Topic page of your choice and you’ll be automatically updated via email notification when new topics are published monthly. You’ll also find Top Services Topics shared on Twitter @DellEMCsupport, and we encourage you to follow us there for daily tech tips, support videos, Ask the Expert events, and more.AppSyncAvamarConnectivity (Connectrix)Data DomainData Computing Appliance (DCA)Data Protection Advisor (DPA)Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS)NetWorkerPowerPathRecoverPointScaleIOSMARTSSourceOneUnityViPR ControllerViPR SRMVMAXVNX/VNXeVPLEXVxRackVxRailXtremIOlast_img read more

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Student government meets with South Bend police

first_imgTwo meetings in the past week between student government, the University and local law enforcement were part of ongoing communication between these groups, student body president Catherine Soler said. Soler said improvements made since the number of arrests spiked in August and September have been extensive, but student complaints have warranted dialogue with police. “I think we’ve come a long way, and I think that’s evident speaking with students involved in incidents and speaking with police,” Soler said. “We do have some questions about things that happened and [police] are doing some investigation on their part.” Soler and chief of staff Nick Ruof met with South Bend Police Chief Capt. Jeff Rynearson Friday night. Tuesday, Soler, Ruof and student body vice president Andrew Bell met with the chiefs of both Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) and South Bend Police Department (SBPD) as well as the St. Joseph County’s Sheriff’s Department and members of University administration including Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Doyle and Vice President for Public Affairs Tim Sexton. “Everyone in the room had the same goals, keeping the students safe, keeping the community safe,” Soler said. “Everyone was genuinely interested in not only making things better but maintaining it.” Soler said the talks highlighted the steps taken on both sides of the issue: Students are making better decisions and police are being more consistent in enforcement. “Capt. Rynearson of SBPD said he’d seen a noticeable difference in student behavior since the fall,” she said. “Not necessarily less parties but just being smarter, which is a good thing for everyone. “At the party at Irish Row, the police set a limit, .05 [blood alcohol content] or above would be taken to jail and below would be cited. Which is good because at least there’s expectations and standards.” Soler said while alcohol-related student arrests and citations still occur, the police have made strides in their execution. “In terms of respect and professionalism we’ve come really far,” she said. “We see a lot less antagonism and students don’t feel as targeted. The police [leaders] definitely expressed that [other officers] had been instructed to ensure that that’s not the attitude that comes off when they interact with students.” At the meeting the representatives also discussed improving relevant student programming, Soler said. “We talked a lot about programming we can do at the beginning of the year,” she said. “Not only alcohol education but a lot of safety stuff.” As improving police relations has been a major part of the Soler and Bell’s efforts as student government leaders, Soler hopes that communications continue to improve. “Up until this year, students didn’t really have an opportunity to meet with the police [through student government],” she said. “We all agree this communication should continue to happen in the future, that it’s been a catalyst on both sides.”last_img read more

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Library begins interior renovations

first_imgWith the conclusion of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Hesburgh Library in May, the building will begin a multi-phase interior renovation project Dec. 22.University librarian Diane Walker said the research and scholarship needs of students have changed dramatically in the last 50 years. Photo Courtesy of Hesburgh Libraries — University of Notre Dame The renovation of the Hesburgh Library starting this month will open up the first and second floors and add new study spaces.“Technology is rapidly changing the landscape of teaching, learning and research at Notre Dame,” Walker said. “As teaching methods and instructional tools evolve, new spaces that support interdisciplinary research, multimedia assignments and collaborative group study are critical to intellectual engagement and, ultimately, academic success.”Librarian Jessica Kayongo said the renovation aims to provide the library’s users a high-quality study environment, which will place it as a leader in academic library spaces.“Ultimately, we want our users to find what they need for study and research and to be as inspired by the physical surroundings within Hesburgh Library as they are by the mural on its iconic exterior,” Kayongo said.Phase I of the renovation focuses on transforming the entrance gallery and tower floor 10, Kayongo said. A new entrance will be installed on the north side of the building, and the formation of new openings will create “vertical connections between the floors.”Renovations also include the addition of a skylight on the north end, adjacent to a new reading room on the second floor, and a south-facing view from the second floor out toward the stadium, Kayongo said.“These changes, we hope, will address user concerns we have heard over the years, particularly in terms of wayfinding and natural light,” she said. “Renovation of the 10th floor will [also] open up limited window access to more of our users.”Later renovation phases will also replace the wooden study carrels with updated furniture and add a scholar’s lounge, special collections room and grand reading room, according to the Notre Dame website.“The entire project is several phases, likely to take several years, but completion of subsequent project phases is dependent on benefaction,” Kayongo said.Walker said future phases will include the creation of the Collaboration Hub, which will “provide dynamic, flexible and inspirational environments with hi-tech capabilities where groups of students from various disciplines can work across multiple platforms to explore projects and research questions.”Renovation will also address students’ concerns for quiet, contemplative study spaces with the addition of a Grand Reading Room facing west, along with several smaller rooms for individual workspace, Walker said. Critical infrastructure issues such as the addition of electrical outlets will also be addressed in order to support research and learning, she said.“Some of the overarching features that will tie the renovation together [are] making neighborhoods, introducing natural light, creating connections and transforming learning spaces,” Walker said.Photo Courtesy of Hesburgh Libraries — University of Notre Dame While renovation planning lasted the duration of 2013, Kayongo said the majority of 2014 was spent developing specific design details. The final design was a collaboration between the Shepley [Bulfinch] architects, the Facilities Design & Operations, the renovation steering committee and various campus service providers.“It is truly exciting [for] library renovation to begin, as the building has not seen any major renovation, except to the lower level and the penthouse, since it opened 50 years ago,” Kayongo said.Walker said the 50th anniversary celebration of the Hesburgh Library was an opportunity to reflect on the past and on the “original vision that this library would stand as a symbol of academic excellence for the world to see.”“We are excited, now, to look ahead to the next 50 years and beyond,” she said.Students are invited to attend the Farewell to the Floor open house on the second floor of Hesburgh Library Wednesday at 4 p.m. The event will feature refreshments, music and a sign-the-floor event.To learn more about the renovation process go to renovation.library.nd.eduTags: Diane Walker, Farewell to the Floor, Hesburgh Library, Jessica Kayongo, Library renovationlast_img read more

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Betrayal Indeed: Broadway Vet Jude Law Confirms Sienna Miller & Daniel Craig Affair Under Oath

first_img Star Files According to the Daily Mail, Law (currently headlining the West End’s Henry V) verified longtime pal Craig had a forbidden fling with former After Miss Julie star Miller. Law recalled when he confronted Craig, “We had known each other for many, many years, so the conversation took on all sorts of turns.” Daniel Craig Broadway vets tangled in a painful love triangle? Sounds like something out of a play. Tony and Oscar nominee Jude Law’s phone hacking trial against now defunct tabloid the News of the World has confirmed a real-life affair between his former fiancée Sienna Miller and Betrayal’s Daniel Craig. View Comments To top it all off, Law also found out on the day of the trial that a family member had sold details of his private life to the tabloid. Betrayal, indeed. Rachel Weiszlast_img read more

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters recognized as one of the ‘100 Best Corporate Citizens’

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) has been named one of 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The 100 Best list is known as the world s top corporate responsibility ranking based on publicly-available information.The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is based on over 360 data points in seven categories: Environment, Climate Change, Human Rights, Philanthropy, Employee Relations, Financial Performance, and Governance. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens are selected from among the large-cap Russell 1000 companies, with data provided by leading ESG investor data firm IW Financial. GMCR ranked 39th overall and was among the top ten food and beverage companies on the list. It s rewarding to have the passion and work of GMCR employees recognized, and gratifying to see how our efforts contribute to positive change in the world, said Larry Blanford, President and CEO of GMCR. We are proud to be included with the other companies on this list that are demonstrating that profitability can go hand-in-hand with social and environmental responsibility.GMCR s whole system approach to corporate social responsibility includes donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects in local and supply chain communities; maintaining a robust employee volunteerism program; offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions; and investing in Fair Trade Certified ¢ coffee.The list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens will be published in the March issue of Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The list was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine, and has been managed by CRO and Corporate Responsibility Magazine since 2007. GMCR s growth enabled the Company to be eligible for the new methodology and criteria used to compile the 2010 list.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR)As a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR s operations are managed through two business units. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces coffee, tea and hot cocoa from its family of brands, including Green Mountain Coffee®, Newman s Own® Organics coffee, Tully s Coffee®, and Timothy s World Coffee®. The Keurig business unit is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems. K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers are produced by a variety of licensed roasters and brands, including Green Mountain Coffee, Tully s Coffee and Timothy s. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certified ¢ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit www.gmcr.com(link is external) for more information.GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its web site, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. GMCR encourages investors to consult this section of its web site regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to GMCR s automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released. Source: WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Green Mountain Coffee Roaster. 3.2.2010last_img read more

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Honduras: Cocaine lab seized by authorities

first_img TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – A lab used to make cocaine was discovered by law enforcement agents in the district of San Francisco in the province of Atlántida on Aug. 28, police said. The laboratory featured all the necessities to make cocaine, including 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds) of cocaine paste, according to media reports. The National Directorate of Special Investigative Services, National Office for Combating Drug Trafficking and police officers are gathering evidence from the lab. No arrests have been made. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is assisting Honduran authorities in the fight against narcotics in the Central American country. Honduran law enforcement agents have confiscated about six tons of cocaine so far in 2012. [EFE (Honduras), 28/08/2012; La Prensa (Honduras), 28/08/2012] By Dialogo August 29, 2012last_img read more

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Big, bright home in an ideal spot in Gumdale

first_imgThe kitchen at 7 Terraldon Cct, Gumdale.On the ground floor there is an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that flows out through sliding doors to the alfresco entertaining area.The kitchen has a breakfast bar, five-burner gas stove, dishwasher, and plenty of cupboard space.There is also a separate media room on the ground floor, along with a laundry, powder room and double lockup garage. The open-plan living area at 7 Terraldon Cct, Gumdale.“We only planned to stay for a couple of years but nine and half years later, we’re still here.“We love living in the area and we’re actually building just up the road.”Mrs Vitale said the home had a nice northerly aspect and was great for entertaining.“Downstairs in winter is absolutely gorgeous — you can open it up and the sun comes streaming in,” she said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020 The home at 7 Terraldon Cct, Gumdale.THIS well-presented two-storey home in the Links Estate is walking distance to the popular Gumdale Primary School and shops.Armando and Tammy Vitale bought the 7 Terraldon Cct new nine years ago and have loved calling Gumdale home.“We bought the home for the location, really,” Mrs Vitale said.“We’re just a short walk to the shops and tavern and, though we don’t need it, the school as well. The upstairs living area at 7 Terraldon Cct, Gumdale.Upstairs, the master bedroom has a walk-in robe, private balcony and an ensuite.The four other bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a family bathroom and separate toilet. There is also a living space on the second floor.The property is fully fenced and features low-maintenance gardens, a water feature and garden shed. The outdoor entertaining area at 7 Terraldon Cct, Gumdale.The home is close to the Chandler Sports Complex, the Aquatic Learning Centre and daycare centres.Mrs Vitale said the home would suit families or empty nesters.The property is being marketed by Kyle Woodbine, of Ray White Wynnum Manly.last_img read more

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