Loaf Cookery School has moved into larger premises to open up a new bakery and cope with the growing demand for its bread-making courses.The social enterprise business is now based in a larger premises on Pershore Road in Stirchley, which includes a new community bakery running five days a week and employing three members of staff, who help to make and sell breads such as sourdoughs, focaccias and ciabattas.Loaf Cookery School’s new premises have been financed by Everards, the business’ landlord and a family brewery based in Leicester, which has invested £300,000 into purchasing the site and its refurbishment.To fund the equipment, Loaf Cookery School said it arranged a ‘bread bonds’ deal, whereby the business asked 25 people to invest £1,000, which they get back after three years, along with a 6% interest rate paid in bread loaves rather than cash.Tom Baker, founder of the Loaf Cookery School, told British Baker: “I started the cookery school back in November 2009 from my home, but I always wanted to have somewhere purpose-built to run the courses. It seemed ideal doing this as we have been really successful over the past three years and have sold out of our courses for two years solid.“I used to bake one day a week at home, but we now run the new bakery five days a week on the local high street. The bakery was a really small part of what I was doing before, especially in terms of income, because when you’re baking at home in a domestic oven, the scale is so tiny and I was only producing 50 loaves a week. So you don’t really make any money at that point.”He added that the bakery is now starting to equal the cookery school in terms of turnover, making up to 800 loaves a week.As a result of the move, Loaf Cookery School has managed to double its capacity in terms of the number of courses it offers and how many people it can take on. This includes its bakery training, mainly targeted at amateur bakers wanting to make bread at home or setting up microbakeries, including an introductory bread-making course and a dedicated sourdough course.The business also offers additional cookery-focused training, such as butchery, fishmongery, wild food foraging and preserving.“Being a social enterprise and being in Stirchley, we see that as being a big part of our social purpose because it’s a bit of a dead high street and it’s desperate for a bit of rejuvination,” said Baker. “We see ourselves being part of the regeneration of the area by getting people down to buy our bread and creating a bit of footfall.”
The win keeps the Coyotes (15-5, 11-4 California Collegiate Athletic Association), ranked 17th nationally, one game behind Humboldt State, which defeated Dominguez Hills 70-62, in conference. Cal State is also ranked first in the West Region, although that is likely to change next week because of the loss to the Broncos on Tuesday. “We were much more focused. We knew we had to take care of business,” senior wing Yoseph Yaisrael said. “We let two slip away and it’s too late in the season to be doing that.” Unlike the last several games, this outcome was never in doubt. The contest was knotted at 10 before the Coyotes took control with a 15-0 run, highlighted by 3-pointers from Ivan Johnson, Yaisrael and David Reichel. That lead ballooned to 33 points in the second half at 59-26 on a fastbreak layup by Chet Johnson. The Coyotes allowed the Gators to cut the lead to 17 at 66-49, but restored order quickly to keep the blowout on track. “We needed some momentum back,” Coyotes coach Jeff Oliver said. “We needed to feel positive about ourselves again. We had two games where we struggled. Tonight we made more plays. Hopefully this rolls over into (today).” Ivan Johnson did much of the damage with a season-high 23 points coming on 9-for-11 shooting from the field. Most impressive was the 6-foot-8 center’s 3-for-3 showing from long distance. He also contributed five rebounds, two blocks, three assists and three steals. SAN BERNARDINO – The Cal State San Bernardino men’s basketball team had three days to sit and stew about its second loss of the season to local and conference rival Cal Poly Pomona. It helped, as the Coyotes played more focused in cruising to a 86-55 win over visiting San Francisco State Friday at Coussoulis Arena. Oliver used 12 players, 10 of whom figured in the scoring. Johnson led five Coyotes in double figures. Yaisrael and Greg Williams, Johnson’s backup, both had 13 points with Chet Johnson chipping in with 11 and Prentice Harris 10. The point guard duo of Marlon Pierce and Lance Ortiz combined for eight assists. “We lost two in a row. We’re not trying to lose any more,” Ivan Johnson said. “I was more focused. I wanted to go out there and be a factor early.” The Coyotes shot 49.3 percent (33-for-67) from the field and held the Gators (6-14, 2-13) to 38.9 percent (21-for-54) and forced 19 turnovers. Sophomore guards Alex Thomas and Will Logan led the Gators with 11 points each. Logan, an Apple Valley High School product, also tallied four rebounds and a steal. The Coyotes played without junior forward Joseph Tillman, who had surgery for a broken nose earlier in the day. He will be out for at least two weeks. Cal State continues its homestand tonight, playing host to Monterey Bay at 7:30 p.m. When the teams played earlier this season the Coyotes posted a slim 74-70 win, nearly blowing a 21-point lead. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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M.A.K. Pataudi, who passed away on Thursday in Delhi, was a born leader – someone who defied the odds to emerge as one of India’s most successful captains.After 12 captains in a decade and half, there was a crying need for a stable, unbiased, charismatic captain in the 1960s. It is at this stage that Pataudi made his entry on the national scene. With the seniors unwilling to take on the responsibility, a 21-year-old Tiger, just three Tests old, suddenly found himself installed as the team’s skipper in March 1962.Though few knew it then, a new era in Indian cricket had begun – the Pataudi era.Even with his visual impairment, he showed the foresight of a champion.After becoming the youngest captain in the world, he made some bold moves that went on to define his leadership. In a first in world cricket at that time, it was Pataudi who had the guts to employ the spin quartet.Against conventional thinking, as had become customary with him, Pataudi regularly used three spinners against the opposition, realising India’s only chance lay in playing to their strengths.The Nawab of Indian cricket led India in 40 off the 46 Tests he played between 1961 & 71, leading India to nine famous victories to make him India’s most successful leader for a long time to come.Fittingly, it was under his captaincy that India clinched their first Test series win on foreign soil, when they defeated New Zealand 3-1 in 1967-68.Sixties was the decade when Indian cricket started becoming a force to reckon with. Be it the formation of the famous spin-quartet or the ushering in of a vast improvement in the fielding or the forging of a winning spirit in a disarrayed team, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was at the head of them all.advertisementHe was called Tiger not for nothing. It wasn’t just a name, it was an attitude.
Tottenham boss Pochettino: I don’t care about Man City v Liverpool resultby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed he does not care who wins out of Manchester City and Liverpool on Thursday night.Spurs put themselves into second place, one point ahead of City, with a win over Cardiff City on New Year’s Day.Despite the obvious implications of the result, Pochettino says he will be simply enjoying the “spectacle”.The Argentine said: “In this country all the people are going to watch the game.”But I will be in a neutral position trying to enjoy the game.”I don’t care about the result, I just want to enjoy the spectacle and the game.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton midfielder Lemina: Bielsa key to leaving Marseilleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Mario Lemina has explained why he left Olympique Marseille.Lemina quit OM for Juventus before landing at Saints.He explained to Eurosport: “I spent only two years in Marseille. When I arrived, I thought I would stay longer. The first year, with Elie Baup was complicated but the next one with Marcelo Bielsa was magnificent. “We discovered another OM, more spectacular. With the coach, I learned a lot. It’s really very interesting to work under his orders. When he left, it was a shock for me and that’s what made me want to go.”Bielsa is now leading Leeds United in their promotion push frm the Championship.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Argentina boss Scanoli reveals Aguero not involved in full Man City trainingby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArgentina boss Lionel Scaloni has claimed that Sergio Aguero often sits out of full training at Manchester City.Aguero has been involved in most of City’s games this season, managing eight goals in as many games this term.But he is carrying an injury, according to his international boss.Scaloni spoke about Aguero and said to reporters: “Sergio Aguero is not here because he’s been carrying a problem and has not been training 100 per cent with his club.”It is unclear what injury is troubling Aguero and whether he will be fit for his club’s next Premier League game after the international break.The 31-year-old is still one of the key players at the Etihad Stadium club, and will be needed if City are to catch up on the eight point deficit to Liverpool in the Premier League table.
ESPN’s top college football analyst has shared his thoughts on the AP preseason top 25.Kirk Herbstreit appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter this morning to discuss the release of the AP preseason top 25 poll, which you can see here.Here are Herbstreit’s thoughts on the poll:He’s not really surprised with the top five.“I think the one thing that stands out right away is that of the four teams that made the playoff, three are right back up there in the Top 3. I think it tells you a lot of times you’re voting by what happened last season and you’re trying to guess. Keep in mind we haven’t seen any of these teams yet and we’re speculating.”Ohio State at No. 6 might “raise some eyebrows.”“You’re trying to put together a team that can be competitive without knowing anything really. There’s nothing really shocking to me with the Top 5, but Ohio State up at 6 might raise so eyebrows for a lot people because of the losses.”There is parity.“This will be one of those years where there’s a lot of parity and it’ll come down to who’s healthy and who makes the most of their personnel. I don’t think the committee has it in them after 15 weeks of football to vote two teams from one conference. Even if they think they’re in the top four, I don’t see them ever doing that. They’ll be worried about feedback. This might be a year that it might be a valid point, but I don’t think he committee will ever put two teams from one conference in.”A College Football Playoff crasher? Houston. Or Boise State“Houston’s a pick that everybody seems to want to talk about because of last year and I understand that.Greg Ward and that offense is going to score. But if I’m looking at all these teams in (the Group of 5), I’d go with Boise State. They’ll be favored in most of their games after Washington State. Boise State can potentially ruffle some feathers if they beat the Cougs in Week 2.”Who are you picking to win it all this year?
The National Works Agency (NWA) will be undertaking major road upgrading works between Eastwood Park Road and Manor Park in St. Andrew. The project will include improvements where Constant Spring Road intersects with Red Hills Road, West Kings House Road, Dunrobin Avenue, Shortwood Road, West Avenue and Oaklands, Immaculate Conception and Constant Spring Tax Office and Olivier Road. The National Works Agency (NWA) will be undertaking major road upgrading works between Eastwood Park Road and Manor Park in St. Andrew.The 3.5 kilometres of roadway will be widened to accommodate four lanes of traffic, new management solutions and improved pedestrian facilities.Manager, Communication and Customer Service at NWA, Stephen Shaw, told JIS News that the project is aimed at reducing traffic congestion, which is a major problem for commuters along Constant Spring Road and motorists travelling to Kingston from the parishes of St. Mary and Portland.“The Constant Spring Road is one of the major roads in the Corporate Area and it is really oversaturated right now. The number of motor vehicles that we see on a daily basis is about 30,000. It is way over capacity, and so we want to add capacity to the road. It requires us moving from what we now have, which is two lanes, to four lanes; and so at the end of all of this, when we shall have completed the work, we expect to see a more efficient flow,” he explained.Mr. Shaw was speaking to JIS News at a stakeholders meeting held at the Karram-Speid Auditorium, Merl Grove High School, located on Constant Spring Road on Wednesday, November 29.“We expect to see less congestion, improvement in travel times, we expect to see persons getting to work in a more efficient way – much quicker, and also getting home from work in a quicker way,” he added.Mr. Shaw said there are serious traffic snares along Manor Park heading towards Long Lane all the way to Stony Hill, and this has caused issues for persons who work in the commercial hub of Kingston.“We really want to ensure that persons can get to work and get home from work in a more efficient way,” he said.He said that in addition to commuters, businesses along Constant Spring Road will benefit from the road expansion.“Business will benefit in a significant way from their employees coming to work in a more refreshed way, having had more rest at home,” he pointed out.Mr. Shaw told JIS News that the timeline for the project will be announced to the public soon.“Right now, we are dealing with some of the nuts and bolts. The contract price has been determined. We are awaiting some word from the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation as to a date for the contracts to be signed, and as soon as that contract is signed, then we will be in a position to indicate a start date and end date for the project,” he said.The project will include improvements where Constant Spring Road intersects with Red Hills Road, West Kings House Road, Dunrobin Avenue, Shortwood Road, West Avenue and Oaklands, Immaculate Conception and Constant Spring Tax Office and Olivier Road.There will be new signalised intersections where Constant Spring Road intersects with Mannings Hill Road, Constant Spring Terrace and Hillman Road, Clifton Boulevard, Manor Centre, Manor Park circulation, Stilwell Road and Long Lane.Central Avenue will become a one-way corridor, and a temporary bridge will be created within the Manor Park circulation.Mr. Shaw said that sewer lines will also be upgraded. “It is going to be an integrated project to include water, sewer and road, so what we want to happen, is that at the end of the process, we won’t have a situation where Constant Spring Road becomes an issue where we have a sewer system that is failing or waterlines that are defective.“We want to have all of these things taken out of the way, so when we are finished the work, there will be no form of interruption.”Approximately 88 parcels of land will be affected by the expansion, and Mr. Shaw said that negotiations are under way with the property owners.“We have been going through with the National Land Agency (NLA) to try and conclude as many of these matters as is possible. We have concluded some of the agreements,” Mr. Shaw said. Manager, Communication and Customer Service at NWA, Stephen Shaw, told JIS News that the project is aimed at reducing traffic congestion, which is a major problem for commuters along Constant Spring Road and motorists travelling to Kingston from the parishes of St. Mary and Portland. Story Highlights
zoomImage Courtesy: ESL Shipping Finnish dry bulk shipping company ESL Shipping has completed the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of [email protected] Shipping AB and [email protected] Holding AB, announced at the end of June.As a result, the company expects its net sales to double from EUR 80 million to approximately EUR 160 million. Based on the calculations using figures from 2017, the cargo volume carried is expected to increase from approximately 11-12 million tonnes to approximately 16-17 million tonnes.As disclosed earlier, the value of the acquired enterprise is EUR 30 million (USD 34.9 million). The purchase was financed by Aspo’s existing financing reserves, and new shares issued by Aspo Plc, the owner of ESL [email protected] operates 30 vessels in size of 4,000-5,000 tonnes. The company owns six dry cargo vessels in full, and has a share of 49% of two vessels. The other 22 vessels are time-chartered.The combination of vessels will bring ESL Shipping’s fleet to a total of 50 ships, including new LNG-powered ships, with a deadweight capacity of 468,000 tonnes compared to the previous 331,000 tonnes.“Together we form a strong Nordic shipping company that is customer-driven. It has strong shoulders to build future success determinedly,” Mikki Koskinen, Managing Director of ESL Shipping, commented.” The acquisition will shift ESL Shipping to a new size class and put it in a good position to improve operational efficiency and overall profitability of the shipping company,” says Aki Ojanen, CEO of Aspo Plc and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ESL Shipping, said.