Flour Power City Bakery launches café

first_imgFlour Power City Bakery is launching its first bakery café in the new year, British Baker can reveal.The Lewisham-based bakery business will be opening the new outlet on 1 January 2013 on Monson Road in Tunbridge Wells, which will become the company’s pilot bakery shop.As a result of the move, Flour Power City has hired three new members of staff for the café and will be taking on a professional barista in 2013 to serve a selection of organic coffees alongside the company’s bakery goods.Lisa Brook, managing director of Flour Power City Bakery, told British Baker: “When I took over the business a couple of years ago, I inherited three shops, two of which we decided to close. However, the site in Tunbridge Wells I felt had potential and, come August, the franchisees who were running the shop decided not to run it any more.“So I could have closed it down and pay the lease off. However, after meeting Mary Portas earlier on in the year at the Pro-retail show, hosted by independent national wholesaler Palmer & Harvey, I took a look at the shop and thought I would have a go at it.”She added that the shop will receive around £10,000-worth of investment, which includes the refurbishment of the site and equipment.“My vision has always been to have Flour Power cafés, but it’s all about regeneration rather than leaving another empty shop on the high street and employing people, and it’s something that I know we can make work.”Flour Power City Bakery currently employs 45 members of staff and produces approximately 70,000 handmade bakery products each week. It supplies its range of organic breads and to such customers as Leon Restaurants.last_img read more

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China in AWE takeover push. Bid not attractive enough, target firm says

first_imgPrior takeover attempts The company has previously received and rejected takeover offers, one in May 2016 and one in 2013.In 2016, AWE received a $421.5 million proposal from Lone Star Japan Acquisitions, Ltd on behalf of the Lone Star Fund. At the time, the A$0.80 ($0.61 at current exchange rates) per share offer was rejected by the company’s board.As for the offer from 2013, the company rejected a takeover by Senex Energy deeming it not in the best interests of AWE shareholders, and not appropriate to pursue. Australian oil and gas company AWE Limited has received a proposal from China Energy Reserve and Chemical Group for the acquisition of 100% of shares in AWE.AWE said on Thursday that the unsolicited, non-binding, indicative, and conditional offer came from China Energy Reserve and Chemical Group’s (CERCG) Australian subsidiary.The Australian company added that China’s state-owned CERCG wanted to acquire 100% of the shares in AWE, on a fully diluted basis, at a price of $0.71 cash per share under either a recommended takeover bid or a scheme of arrangement (indicative proposal).At such a price, the total cash consideration for a 100% share acquisition stands at around $430 million. When compared, the $0.71 per share offer by CERCG is higher than the $0.55 and $0.545 closing prices of shares the company reported on Wednesday and Thursday.It is also worth noting that the stock price soared on Friday after the offer came to light. At the moment, the share price of AWE stands at $0.67. AWE currently has assets offshore and onshore Australia as well as in the Natuna Sea off Indonesia. BassGas and Casino are the company’s Australian offshore projects while the only remaining offshore project is Ande Ande Lumut off Indonesia since AWE sold its stake in the Tui field off New Zealand.Onshore, the company is the operator of the Waitsia gas project and holds stakes and operatorships of several licenses in the Perth Basin.Regarding production levels, the company has produced 2,75 million boe in 2017 so far. In comparison, AWE produced around five million boe in 2016.Offshore Energy Today Staffcenter_img Indicative proposal The indicative proposal includes the acquisition of any shares that are issued by AWE under the recently announced share purchase plan that is currently scheduled to close December 14.AWE did disclose the receipt of the indicative proposal before the company’s board concluded its assessment of the proposal, but its initial reaction is that the proposal is “not sufficiently attractive to provide access to due diligence.”It must be said that such an offer is subject to several conditions, including completion of satisfactory due diligence, obtaining Foreign Investment Review Board approval, execution of an implementation agreement, and approval by CERCG’s board.The company added that there was no certainty and no guarantee that the indicative proposal would result in a transaction, adding it would keep the market informed on any material developments related to takeover offer.“AWE shareholders do not need to take any action in response to the Indicative Proposal at this stage,” AWE said, adding it has appointed UBS AG, Australia Branch as financial advisor and Allens as legal advisor.last_img read more

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High school teammates Brooks, Bupp reunite at Syracuse

first_img Published on September 30, 2013 at 9:53 pm Contact Tyler: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Junior forward Lauren Brooks and freshman midfielder Megan Bupp were field hockey and lacrosse teammates at Hempfield High School in Pennsylvania, but that didn’t mean they were always working together.Something as simple as baked goods could turn them against each other.“One time, we had a cupcake-eating contest, and that’s kind of a funny memory,” Brooks said. “We each had like almost a dozen cupcakes.”But as No. 5 Syracuse (8-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) enters the middle stretch of the 2013 season, Bupp and Brooks are on the same field once again, reunited as teammates and good friends. Brooks is the team’s leading goal scorer this season, while Bupp is still waiting for her Orange debut.“It’s definitely cool to have her back with me,” Brooks said. “We go way back. We played sports growing up, all the way.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEven at Hempfield, where they nearly won a state championship together.As team captain, Brooks led the Black Knights to the state playoffs during her final season in 2010.A sophomore at the time, Bupp took note of the way Brooks commanded the team.“She was really good, and she was always just a hard worker and trying to be better than everyone else,” Bupp said.Ultimately, their run ended in a loss in the state semifinals, which forced Brooks to leave the squad empty-handed.However, Bupp had two more years to finish what her teammate had started.As it turned out, she only needed one. She scored the game-winning goal in the Pennsylvania State Championship game in 2011, and the Black Knights took home the title.The friend in Brooks was very happy for her close pal, but the competitor in her still remembers what happened the previous year.“I’m a little bitter I didn’t win a state championship,” she said.Now, they are both working toward a national championship in college.A newcomer to the Orange, Bupp said she wants to develop into a midfielder that the team can count on. If she needs help with something in the meantime, she turns to Brooks.“Around the team, it’s good because we both came from a team with the same values and everything,” Bupp said. “If I have ever have trouble adjusting to certain things, it’s nice to have her to talk to.”Head coach Ange Bradley said Bupp and Brooks, who are both from Lancaster County, are just two of the players from that area that have had a positive effect on the team’s overall performance.Jordan Page, Alyssa Manley and Karlee Farr hail from the region, as well.“We call them the ‘Amish Mafia,’” Bradley said.Because girls start playing the sport at a young age in that area, Bradley said it’s one of the best places to recruit young talent.“They have a tradition, and now with the national training center going up there that just opened, it’s going to be even better,” she said.Of course, Bupp and Brooks are more concerned about what lies ahead.They have two more chances to win a championship together in Syracuse, but they also have something that’s more important — a friendship that will only grow in the years to come.“I think we’re going to be a lot stronger because we had two years apart, so we lost a little bit of the touch there,” Bupp said. “But now, we’re going to have a lot to talk about.” Commentslast_img read more

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Maximum Security’s owners lose in court as they fight Kentucky Derby DQ

first_img“Kentucky’s regulations make clear that the disqualification is not subject to judicial review,” U.S. District Judge Karen E. Caldwell wrote, per the Courier Journal of Louisville, Ky.MORE: Maximum Security’s trainer says DQ was a ‘bad call’The stewards ruled that Maximum Security’s jockey, Luis Saez, interfered with other riders during the race. The second-place finisher, Country House, was awarded the victory and the $1.86 million winner’s share of the $3 million prize purse. The DQ was the first in the 145-year history of the race. Saez was suspended for 15 days, but the penalty remains under appeal, the Courier Journal reported. Maximum Security’s disqualification at the 2019 Kentucky Derby still stands.A federal judge in Kentucky on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the horse’s owners, Gary and Mary West, against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) that sought to overturn the decision made by stewards at Churchill Downs after the race on May 4. Attorneys for the Wests filed suit on May 14 after the owners lost an appeal to the KHRC, which said the stewards’ decision was final. The Wests claimed the disqualification process was “bizarre and unconstitutional” and based on insufficient evidence.”(T)he disqualification procedure does not implicate an interest protected under the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution,” Caldwell wrote.The Wests can appeal Caldwell’s ruling to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.last_img read more

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Police-involved shooting being investigated in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgThe Florida Department of Law Enforcement is currently investigating a shooting that left one person dead.The shooting occurred on Sunday night inside of a shopping plaza along A1A and Northeast 40th Street.Authorities say they were called to the scene by witnesses who reported seeing a man waving a gun around.Two responding officers immediately located the suspect standing with another male.A witness told reporters that authorities told the two men to “disperse,” but while one of the men did as they were told, the other just stood there and kept putting his hands up.At that time, other officers had arrived at the scene.When authorities told the suspect to freeze, the suspect opened fire on the officers, prompting them to return fire.Authorities performed CPR on the suspect and rushed him to Broward General Hospital where he later died.The gunman’s identity has not yet been released. It is also unclear what caused the gunman’s erratic behavior.last_img read more

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Publix Announces Policy Requiring Face Coverings Inside All Stores

first_imgFlorida’s largest supermarket chain has a new policy as of next week, in the effort to fight the spread of the coronavirus.Beginning July 21, Publix will require all customers to wear a mask or some type of face covering while inside any of its stores.The Lakeland-based company posted the information on its website Thursday.Publix cited CDC guidelines for the change, and emphasized that face coverings must be worn over both the nose and mouth. The grocer has implemented other measures to help shoppers abide by social distancing, such as one-way aisles and marking off six-foot increments at the checkout aisles.Other businesses that already require face coverings include Target, Walmart and CVS.The CDC states on its website that “a cloth face covering may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others.”last_img read more

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England’s Gabriella wins British Open place

first_img England international Gabriella Cowley played her way into the Ricoh Women’s British Open, which starts on Thursday over the Old Course, St Andrews, after shooting four-under 68 at yesterday’s final qualifying. The 17-year-old from Brocket Hall (Image © Leaderboard Photography) was one of only two amateurs to make it through the final stage at Kingsbarns Golf Links, alongside Curtis Cup player Amy Boulden of Wales.   Meanwhile England’s Emily Taylor – a rookie professional on the Ladies European Tour – also qualified with a sparkling 66, which put her in second place. A total of 16 players qualified for the championship from a field of 90. Another England international, Lauren Taylor (Woburn), is keeping her fingers crossed for a place in the Open. She is the first reserve after taking part in a play-off, involving 12 competitors, for the final four places in the championship. All 12 players – also including England’s Bronte Law (Bramhall) and Hayley Davis (Ferndown) – had shot three-under 69 in regulation play. Gabriella will join two other England amateurs when she tees off in the championship.  British champion Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) and British stroke play champion Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) were both exempt from qualifying. QUALIFIERS Par 72 65 Xiyu Lin (China). 66 E Taylor (Eng), M Jorgensen (Den). 67 S Michaels (US), M Silva (Spa). 68 A Boulden (Wal) (am), D Holmqvist (Swe), L Diaz (US), S Hassan (Wal), M Rigon (Ita), G Cowley (Eng) (am), D Carter (US). 69 (after play-off) C Booth (Sco), L Larsson (Swe), T Elosegui (Spa), C Lennarth (Swe). FAILED TO QUALIFY 69 (eliminated in 12-player play-off for last four places) 1st reserve L Taylor (Eng) (am), 2nd L Beck (Isr) (am), 3rd E Givens (Eng)  4th Mallory Fraiche (US), B Law (Eng) (am), H Davis (Eng) (am), M Hernandez (Spa),  C Koch (Swe) 70 P Pretswell (Sco), M Sagstrom (Swe) (am), K MacDonald (Sco), H Burke (Eng), C Chen (SAf), L Kane (Can), V Felibert (Vene), M H Lee (SKo), J Hedwall (Swe), R Goodall (Eng) (am), A Sharp (Can), M Hjorth (Swe), C Afonso (Fra) 71 C Herbin (Fra), K Lunn (Aus), L Johansson (Swe) (am), S L Bregman (SAf), M Prat (Spa), N Roessler (Ger) (am), N Hori (Jap), K Ekeu (US) 72 M Thomson (Sco), H Bowie-Young (US), A L Caudal (Fra), K Smith (Aus), V Laing (Sco). 73 J Klatten (Fra), D Luna (Ita), T Johns (Aus), S Croce (Ita), M Nagl (Ger), R Artis (Aus), H Aitchison (Eng), L Henriksson (Fin), V Derrey (Fra). 74 M Reid (Eng), K Pogacar (Slo), A Hewson (Eng) (am) V Valvassori (Ita), C Woods (US), A Peters (Eng) (am), K Matharu (Eng), M Grehan (US), V Schlasberg (Swe), L Shervill (Eng) 75 S Fuller (Eng) (am), L Hall (Wal), W Walker (Eng), J Song (US), C Wild (Eng),  A D Soderstrom (Swe) 76 B Brewerton (Wal), M MacLaren (Eng) (am) 77 R Lee Bentham (Can), H Fitzgerald (Swi), A Ratcliffe (Eng) (am), M Cappeliez (Fra) (am), S Madden (Eng) (am), R Wyn Thomas (Wal). 78 A Dimmock (Eng) (am), K Rule (Eng), F Liddell (Sco) (am). 79 M Ramos (Mex), M Matzler (Swi) 81 S Rodger (Eng). 82 N Tamminen (Fin). 30 Jul 2013 England’s Gabriella wins British Open place last_img read more

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Lamb and Li to contest Junior Players Championship in Florida

first_img Matty Lamb (Hexham, Northumberland) and Jamie Li (Bath, Somerset), two youngsters recently capped at boy level, have been selected to represent England Golf in the Junior Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Florida on 28th – 31st August.Both players stepped up from under 16 level to play a part in England’s winning team in the Boys Home Internationals at Western Gailes in Scotland.Lamb (image copyright Leaderboard Photogrpahy), 16, a former winner of the Scottish under 14 Championship and the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and a runner-up in the English Boys under 14 Championship, was capped against the other three Home countries in last year’s under 16 internationals.This year, he has finished second in the Fairhaven Trophy, equal fourth in the English Boys under 16 Championship for the McGregor Trophy, and fifth in the McEvoy Trophy. He also finished ninth on his previous overseas trip to the European Young Masters.Li, 17, lost a playoff for the English Boys under 18 Championship, the Carris Trophy, last year at West Lancs before being capped in the under 16 internationals against Wales and Scotland. After finishing tied fourth in last autumn’s Daily Telegraph Junior Championship, he finished equal sixth in this year’s McEvoy Trophy and tied seventh in the Fairhaven Trophy.The Junior Players Championship is contested over 54 holes of stroke play. 22 Aug 2014 Lamb and Li to contest Junior Players Championship in Florida last_img read more

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