Cranswick sees 8% sales increase

first_imgSandwich manufacturer and meat producer Cranswick has reported healthy sales growth during the last three months.The Hull-based meat supplying firm, which operates the Sandwich Factory business, known for producing and supplying a range of sandwich products for the travel, leisure and retail markets, revealed the news today in its latest financial results.During the company’s third-financial quarter, in the three months to 31 December 2012, Cranswick reported an 8% rise in total sales, with underlying turnover improving by 7%, which the group said was “underpinned by strong volume growth”.The firm said its new premium pastry manufacturing site, based in Malton, north Yorkshire, is on schedule with the first commercial production due to take place in late spring.Cranswick decided to focus on growing its pastry-products business following news that it has seen a 6% sales growth within this area during the first half of the financial period last year.Meanwhile development of its new pastry facility in Malton, North Yorkshire remains on schedule, with first commercial production from the factory expected in late spring 2013. In a company statement, the board said: “The business has a well-invested asset base, loyal and skilled teams, a great range of products and a strong financial position. The board looks forward positively to the rest of the year and the long-term development of Cranswick.”last_img read more

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High court press

first_img For Harvard hoops, an off-court education Related During winter break, the men’s basketball team got a behind-the-scenes look at both the Supreme Court and the “Highest Court in the Land,” as the fifth-floor basketball court is affectionately called.Associate Justice Elena Kagan, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 1986, played tour guide for the team. She shared stories about her career; clerking for Justice Thurgood Marshall; playing hoops in the highest court’s gym (the concrete floor, which has since been replaced with hard wood, was hard on her knees); and the “cloistered” nature of her work.“It’s an amazing thing our coach does for us in putting people like Justice Kagan in front of us,” said team captain Henry Welsh ’20. “He’s always been interested in developing us as citizens, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn off the court.”The team’s friendship with Kagan was born when she attended the 2019 Martin Luther King Day game, at which Harvard played Howard University in Washington, D.C. Back in the capital last month for another match with Howard, the team met Chief Justice John Roberts and acting inspector general for the Department of Defense Glen Fine ’79, a former point guard for the Crimson.“Justice Kagan seemed to be very down to earth. Her day-in-the-life is very reading- and writing-extensive, a lot of it, by nature, secretive. The word she used is ‘cloistered,’” said Welsh, a forward. “A lot of the questions were about who influenced her, and she talked a lot about what a profound impact Thurgood Marshall had on her, the way he was able to think four, five, even six steps ahead.” On a Southern swing, men’s basketball team meets former President Carter and visits Martin Luther King Jr.’s church and gravesite center_img If at first you don’t succeed… Elena Kagan offers new law students advice — and a shot of confidencelast_img read more

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EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WHY DIETS FAIL

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Diets as we know them all follow one simple rule: Cutting down calorie intake. (Calorie deficit)That is how they succeed in helping you to lose weight.If you are in a small calorie deficit, you will lose weight at a steady rate. The problem with most of the popular diets that are around today is the deficit that they are putting people in is too large.Some of these diets recommend that calories should be set between 800 and 1000 cals per day. This deficit is too low for a woman, and for a man it is absurd.So….Will you lose weight?The answer is…… yes… BUT, it will usually go something like this.Week 1 – 5lbs lost. Yay me ☺Week 2 – 4 lbs lost. Still yay ☺Week 3 – 2lb lost. That’s ok ☺Week 4 – weight the same. ☹ Week 5 – weight the same, (That’s it. I need a takeaway. I’ve starved myself all week and all for nothing.)The last part might seem a little dramatic, but if you are a frequent dieter, you know exactly what I mean. Even though you’ve lost 11lb, less than half of this may be body fat. If you go back to your normal way of eating, you can easily put the lost weight back on and more along with it.So what is the problem then? Why could you not stay on the plan and continually lose weight until you reach your target, even though you followed the plan to the letter?Your body cannot tell the difference between dieting and starvation. We have evolved to be able to survive for periods of time without food; it is called the ‘starvation response’.When you begin a diet your body will recognise the drop-off in food intake and will start a chain of mechanisms that will ensure its survival.It will increase feelings of hunger and cravings. It will slow your metabolic rate. It will also decrease your energy levels and therefore your training will suffer.The worst part is that the next time you go on a diet, your body will recognise what you are doing and it will start the same mechanisms at a quicker rate, making it even harder to lose weight.What is the solution then?Stop focusing on weight loss and start focusing on health and on optimal body composition.What is the point on spending months of painstaking dieting and hardship, if, when you are finished and are at the weight you wanted to get to, you are still not happy with your body?• Stop opting for low fat, pre-packaged foods.• Get away from diet drinks that mascarade themselves as healthy.Start eating for health.• Exercise on a regular basis.• Use the portion control tips that I gave you last week to prevent over eating.• Ensure an even amount of proteins, carbs and fat throughout the day, all coming from natural sources.• Start drinking water with every meal and try and get 2-3 litres per day.Once you start giving your body what it needs, it won’t store what it doesn’t need. The fat will take care of itself.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and Performance.EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WHY DIETS FAIL was last modified: January 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Dailyemmet rushefitness columnyo-yo dietlast_img read more

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Inside the Warriors’ emotional night processing KD’s injury

first_imgTORONTO – The tears filled their eyes.Kevin Durant became emotional when he felt pain in what the team later fears to be a torn right Achilles tendon. And when he walked out of the arena with crutches and a walking boot. And when he processed the Warriors’ 106-105 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday, an outcome that closed the series to 3-2 and ensured a Game 6 in what will be the final game … Click here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.last_img

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Opinion: Will A’s billionaire owner end silence on ballpark plan?

first_imgWhen the Oakland A’s plans for a new ballpark near Lake Merritt collapsed in December 2017, the team said it was “shocked.”When the Oakland City Council recently initiated a lawsuit aimed at blocking the team’s purchase of Alameda County’s half-interest in the Coliseum, A’s President Dave Kaval said the team was “blindsided.”This “blindsided,” “shocked,” 13-year search for a new A’s ballpark was getting old. Then Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred threw a high hard one at the head …last_img

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10 months agoIcardi family rift goes public between brother and wife

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Icardi family rift goes public between brother and wifeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan captain Mauro Icardi says he won’t be pressured into signing a new deal.However, a family rift has been revealed involving his wife and agent, Wanda Nara.Icardi posted to Instagram: “I want to clarify to all the fans who read work written by pseudo-journalists in ‘serious’ newspapers, which write or give instructions to write without knowing or having a real idea of the facts, that my renewal will only take place when Inter make me a correct and concrete offer.“Only after that can we talk about my renewal with truth, while putting to one side the lies that have been spread.”His brother Guido, on the other hand, could not resist a dig at Nara, suggesting she was a ‘parasite’.“Of course, he turns over €20,000 a week to me …” replied the tattoo artist to a question about whether Mauro helped him financially.When asked about his relationship with Mauro, he responded: “I never said that it was all bad with him, just that there are too many parasites attached to his wallet, but he’s an example for me and I love him generally speaking.”So what does he think about his sibling’s wife?“Obviously…” he wrote, followed by a vomiting emoji. last_img read more

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CISF kicks off water conservation plan

first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) on Monday kicked off the Water Conservation Plan and inaugurated the new CISF residential complex in Rohini. Director-General Rajesh Ranjan also flagged off the CISF expedition to Mount Satopanth. The CISF has been appointed as the nodal agency among CAPFs for initiating awareness about water conservation, and this campaign’s main objective is to make the general public realise the benefits of water conservation. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderRanjan also flagged off a motorcycle rally to promote the water conservation plan along with a mass tree plantation drive to bring awareness about the renovation of water bodies, harvesting rainwater, and reuse of wastewater. More than 500 school children took part in the tree plantation drive along with CISF officials and DG Ranjan. Speaking at the event, he emphasised that it is the new generation that has to come forward and join the campaign for saving water and making India greener. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsIn order to provide accommodation to the force personnel of DMRC Unit, 1298 quarters at Rohini Rohini Sector 34-35 have been purchased from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). Various facilities such as mess, medical, gyms, crèche, canteen, and a children’s park are provided in this residential complex. In addition, the CISF is planning to purchase 261 acres of land in Mandwar village of Gurugram, to build residential premises for CISF personnel. As far as the Satopanth expedition is concerned, the CISF attempt to summit the 7,075 m peak is a practice run for its maiden attempt to undertake the Mount Everest expedition. The Satopanth expedition is expected to condition the team for the Everest climb.last_img read more

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Hamilton Fringe Festival posters with feminist and LGBT themes defaced

first_imgHAMILTON – Posters advertising Hamilton Fringe Festival shows with LGBTQ and feminist themes have been defaced with Bible verses condemning homosexuality and female independence.On Saturday afternoon, festival organizers posted a photo on Twitter of posters for the show “S.C.U.M.: A Manifesto,” a satire about Valerie Solanas, the radical feminist who shot Andy Warhol.In the photo, the faces on the poster are obscured by stickers containing lines from the Book of Romans about women’s inferiority to men.The festival’s Twitter post asked for help in identifying the vandal.Posters for “Les Mouches Fantastiques,” a show about a gay magazine published in Montreal between 1918 and 1920, were also covered with stickers, these ones condemning sexual relationships between men.Hamilton city councillor Matthew Green posted a video to Twitter on Sunday morning denouncing the defacement and expressing support for the artists and audience members affected.Green urged the vandal to “stop that nonsense, please.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had the incorrect name of the show and the wrong dates of when Les Mouches Fantastiques magazine was published. The story also erroneously said the magazine was illegal.last_img read more

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Alberta rancher heading to California to help horses displaced by wildfire

first_imgOLDS, Alta. — A retired Alberta rancher is getting ready for a long trip to help hundreds of horses that have been displaced by wildfires in California.Darrell Glover says when he saw news reports about the destructive fires he knew he needed to do something for the animals that have suffered because of the disaster.He says horse owners who were forced to flee the flames couldn’t take their horses with them, so they let them go fend for themselves.Glover is planning to haul more than 6,300 kilograms of donated feed to a California ranch that is looking after the displaced animals.“As a horse owner, that created some emotional moments for us, so we started thinking that with all those horses, and there are hundreds of them running free in the hills … somebody had to help and try and feed these horses,” he said from his rural property north of Olds.Glover is also taking donated tack and medical supplies.His destination is the Camelot Equestrian Park in Orville, Calif.“They had the fire just about 100 metres from their front gate, so they almost lost their place as well,” said Glover.“Those folks have taken in a couple hundred horses so what we’re going to do is take down this trailer load of feed and help them out.”Glover said he wants to help all he can, especially because everyone in the region has lost so much.The Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation knows Glover is coming.“To Darrell Glover and all our Canadian Friends, there are no adequate words to express our gratitude for all of your compassion and generosity,” the Foundation said on Facebook.“It is awe inspiring that our neighbours to the north are willing to put this very special delivery together.”Glover said he plans to start heading south to California on Monday. (CTV Calgary)  The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Jilly Cooper Wants To End Experiments On Cats And Dogs

first_imgOne of Britain’s most beloved authors, Jilly Cooper, has posed with one of her two pet greyhounds in support of Our Best Friends, a BUAV campaign calling on the Government to end the use of dogs and cats in experiments.Jilly Cooper supporting the BUAV’s Our Best Friends campaignCredit/Copyright: Judy ZatonskiJilly said: “My two greyhounds truly are my best friends and I adore sharing my home with them and enjoy our adventures together. It is utterly appalling to hear about the high numbers of dogs still used in experiments in the UK who never experience the love of a family or the joy of playing in a park. I am supporting the BUAV’s Our Best Friends campaign to call on the UK government to ban this hideous experimentation on dogs and cats and I urge you please to do the same.”In 2012, 3,214 dogs and puppies suffered in 4,843 tests in Great Britain. This is a 6% increase in the number of dogs used compared to the previous year (2,865 in 2011), and a rise of 12% in the number of experiments carried out (4,552 in 2011).Most experiments carried out on dogs are for toxicity testing. The dogs may be injected with or force fed drugs and chemicals and then observed for signs of adverse (toxic) effects including vomiting, diarrhoea, internal bleeding and organ damage, seizures, paralysis – even death. They are killed at the end of the experiment.The BUAV Chief Executive, Michelle Thew, said: “Over 11 million families in the UK share their home with either a dog, or a cat yet these much loved animals are still being used in cruel and unnecessary tests. We thank Jilly for her support and urge the public to join our campaign to end these experiments. Please sign our petition today and help us consign this cruelty to history.”Other celebrities who have backed the campaign include Ricky Gervais, Kimberly Wyatt, Helen Skelton, Dave Spikey, Wendy Turner Webster and Chris Packham.last_img read more

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