Ex UB boss is new Continental Bakeries chairman

first_imgJeff van der Eems, the former chief executive of United Biscuits (UB), has been made chairman at European bakery group Continental Bakeries (CB).Van der Eems left UB in March, where he had been for more than 11 years. CB has recently been acquired by Silverfern and Goldman Sachs, from NPM Capital.Dutch brand CB makes biscuits and bread replacements – it has 12 factories in Western Europe and employs around 1,550 people.Ruud van Henten, chief executive of CB, said: “Jeff is an industry veteran and his deep industry expertise will be of great value to us.”Van der Eems said of the move: “The European biscuits and bread replacement market is highly fragmented and ripe for consolidation.”last_img

One-handed violinist makes beautiful music

first_imgAdrian Anantawan was born without a right hand, but with an adaptive device became a renowned professional violinist. He is now enrolled in the Harvard Graduate School of Education Arts in Education Program, with the goal of helping other disabled students in their artistic and creative development.last_img

Dreamers should all serve in military first

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI am a disabled veteran of World War II. To all you liberal Democrats: You don’t know what it is to suffer for this great country of ours.You want everything, but you will not sacrifice anything for this great country. You want the Dreamers to become citizens. Regarding Dec. 7, 1941, if we where all liberals and let the Japanese take over our great country, would you have the freedom we have now? If you want the Dreamers to be citizens of our great country, let them serve four years in the military — active duty — and then they will be come good citizens of this great country of ours.Thank God, we have a president that is trying to protect us. Vincent BelardoAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more