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Bakery Supplier of the Year

first_imgT he relationship between supplier and retailer is vital in building success in the bakery category. With this in mind, Sainsbury’s, the sponsor of Bakery Supplier of the Year, is keen to encourage entrants who are able to demonstrate a successful partnership they have developed with a retail customer. Entrants do not have to supply Sainsbury’s to enter this award.Judges will be looking for evidence of how companies have identified a gap in the market, achieved quality standards and distribution, and set about developing a strong relationship with their customers.”Sainsbury’s is proud to sponsor the Baking Industry Awards’ Bakery Supplier of the Year for 2008,” says category manager for bakery Nick Townend. “This year we are looking for suppliers to present an example of an excellent supplier-retailer partnership that has delivered a step change in the customer offer. Seeking out the best in the industry will create a strong platform from which to face the challenges ahead.”Entrants should be able to show investment in the customer offering through innovation, quality and/or value, which has fuelled growth. Companies that strive to achieve operational excellence, underpinned by a passion for quality and product safety, should enter this award. As should those who have raised standards of corporate responsibility.”The bakery category has played an important role in the resurgence of Sainsbury’s in the past three years, with strong and consistent sales and market share growth,” says Townend.”Building strong partnerships with suppliers has been a key pillar in our success. In the past year we have seen this delivered through innovative new products such as artisan breads, as well as major changes in our corporate responsibility through our unique flour sourcing contract. This gives full farmer-to-bakery traceability.”last_img read more

Pearson blasts ‘arrogant’ Dean

first_img Press Association Rock-bottom Leicester were in the ascendancy at that point, only for the game to be changed as David Nugent was adjudged to have fouled Danny Rose, allowing Kane to slot home from the penalty spot. Despite a Jeff Schlupp own goal and Nugent’s strike coming after that, it was Dean’s decision to award a penalty which Foxes boss Pearson felt was decisive. “Unfortunately again, another dubious decision,” he told Sky Sports. “The arrogance of the man at times is frightening. “I just find it difficult to accept that we have to deal with yet another contentious decision that has not gone our way. “I am sure Spurs will be feeling, even though they scored four goals, quite relieved in their dressing room. “Now it is nine games and it remains a very frustrating season for us because of the level of performance, yet we’re just not getting over the line with results.” Pearson was perplexed as to why Dean awarded a penalty and also the amount of time it took the referee to make the decision. “I am led to believe nobody else’s opinion was actually involved,” he said. “He took that length of time to decide that two players colliding in the box is a penalty. White Hart Lane bore witness to a thrilling, end-to-end encounter on Saturday, with star turn Kane capping a wonderful week with his first Premier League hat-trick as Spurs ran out 4-3 victors. The result may have been positive but the home side were far from comfortable winners, with Jamie Vardy and Wes Morgan cancelling out the two-goal lead Mauricio Pochettino’s side had built up. “I just find it bizarre – that’s probably the nicest thing I can say. “We’re in a situation where there is a lot of talk about the spirit of the game, players going around referees. There has to be an element of fairness. “I really do feel at the moment that we continue to be short-changed. I am not suggesting, of course, that it is deliberate but we can’t be on the receiving end of so many poor decisions.” Asked if Pearson would seek out Dean to discuss things, he retorted: “What’s the point? What is the point of talking to him? He is one of the most arrogant men I have ever met. There we are. “I will concentrate on what I can affect and that is my players. I will try and keep my words carefully chosen this week and hopefully your microphone will be out of the way when I choose to say something different.” Pearson was still clearly angry by the time he spoke at the post-match press conference, during which he admitted he was not sure whether his comments would incur the wrath of the Football Association. Tottenham counterpart Mauricio Pochettino, by contrast, cut a more relaxed figure after Kane inspired his side to victory before joining up with the England squad for the first time. “I think it was a fantastic, fantastic game, a fantastic performance,” the Spurs head coach said. “I am very pleased for him, for his first hat-trick in the Premier League. “I think Harry is (only a) part of Tottenham, but I am happy for him. We worked hard today in a difficult game, but it’s true Harry is a very important player for us.” It was a positive result, if not performance, from Spurs, who had to do without Hugo Lloris from the first minute onwards after the goalkeeper collided with team-mate Kyle Walker. The France goalkeeper left the field on a stretcher after several minutes of treatment on a gashed knee which could keep him out of their upcoming international fixtures. “He’s in hospital with the doctor and we wait for news,” Pochettino said. “He got a big cut on the tendon of his knee. We hope it’s nothing big.” Leicester manager Nigel Pearson labelled referee Mike Dean “one of the most arrogant men” he has ever met after awarding a game-changing penalty against Harry Kane-inspired Tottenham.last_img read more

Andrew Gillum Realizing the American Dream

first_imgAs a child growing up in Gainesville, Florida, Andrew Gillum, Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida, and Democratic Party candidate for Florida governor, had big dreams. His father was a construction worker and his mother a bus driver. The odds were stacked against Gillum from very early but that didn’t deter him from aspiring to lofty goals.Familiar with povertyGrowing up, Gillum, the fifth child of seven children knew first-hand what poverty is. This poverty nurtured strength of character and determination making it possible he could become the first black Governor of Florida.“I grew up in Richmond Hill in South Miami-Dade and attended High School in Gainesville. I know what it’s like to struggle. The  struggles that regular country people go through. I grew up in that,” Gillum told NW.He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1998. That year he was recognized by the Gainesville Sun as one Gainesville “Persons of the Year.” After graduation, he attended the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee.Early leadershipAt FAMU he served as President of the Student Government Association from 2001-2002. He was the first student member of FAMU Board of Trustees and Board member of the Black Youth Vote Coalition. That Coalition is a program of the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation in Washington, D.C..Even before completing his higher studies he decided to contend in representational politics in Tallahassee, Florida’s capital. Before graduating, he was the youngest person elected to the Tallahassee City Commission. After ten years as a commissioner, Gillum successfully campaigned, for Mayor of Tallahassee and was elected winning 76 percent of the vote in 2014.Gillum plans if elected GovernorAmbitious to advance to state governor, Gillum outlined some of his plans to improve the lives of Floridians if elected.Among his priorities is education, He’s determined to provide opportunities for high-school graduates who have it difficult to advance to university.“The students who are not college bound must not fall through the cracks. They need to get a shot at providing for their families and themselves. They must be able to acquire a skill or gain access to setting up small businesses,” he said.Gillum referred to incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott as sleeping on the job.“We have a sleeper on the job as governor now. It all comes down to the fact that Rick Scott did not agree with the policies of President Barack Obama and he will do anything to wipe away his legacy,” he saidAttempts to “wipe away “Obama’s legacy were seen in the attempts to replace Obamacare, and in President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord, Gillum said.“When I am Governor, I am going to expand Medicaid, and make it illegal for Floridians to be discriminated against because of pregnancy or pre-existing health conditions,” Gillum said, “Also, in Florida, we are impacted by climate change and should be a leader in green technology. Solar and green technology can provide employment across the state. We should be cashing in on it not backing away. We should be telling the world what to do about climate change.”Gillum also promised to protect immigrants who he said were integral to Florida’s economy. “I know the positive impact immigrants have had on the growth of this state.”Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more