Deli Kitchen, Mr Kipling and Baker Street unveil new products

first_imgSource: AsdaCaramelised biscuit celebration cake, AsdaAsda is tapping into the nation’s love of all things speculoos with its new Caramelised Biscuit Celebration Cake.The cake is made of sponge soaked in a speculoos and caramel flavouring, topped with vanilla frosting, caramel frosting rosettes and caramel sauce, all finished with a coating of speculoos crumb. It serves 16 and costs £13.“We’ve seen the trend for speculoos flavour continue to grow and know our customers will love this rich indulgent treat,” said Becky Price, celebration cake product developer. “Perfect for any celebration or afternoon tea, it’s bound to be a crowd pleaser.” Source: AsdaDeli Kitchen, Baker Street and Mr Kipling are among the brands to unveil a raft of new bakery products as consumers seek alternative lunch options and permissible treats.The new products include a five-strong range of wraps, chocolate tarts and ‘drive-thru classics’ in the form of hot dog and burger buns ahead of what’s expected to be a huge UK barbecue season.Here’s the last NPD to hit shelves: Source: Premier FoodsChocolate tarts, Mr KiplingPremier Foods has extended its Mr Kipling range with Chocolate Tarts (rsp £1.89 per six-pack).The tarts feature a light pastry case with a layer of chocolate-flavoured mousse with chocolate-flavoured icing and sugar sprinkles on top. They contain no hydrogenated fat or artificial colours, Premier Foods noted, and have 100% natural flavours.“The launch will also appeal to traditional convenience shoppers, who are continuing to purchase smaller treats, making them more inclined to pick up a cake as an impulse purchase,” said Mathew Bird, brand director for sweet treats at Premier Foods.“Over lockdown, there has been a surge of new shoppers buying into the pies and tarts sector, with pre-family and younger family shoppers seeing the biggest growth.” Source: Signature FlatbreadsWraps, Deli KitchenSignature Flatbreads is boosting the presence of its Deli Kitchen brand on Tesco shelves with five new types of wrap. The new products are:Carb Lite WrapsWheat & White WrapsMalted Rye WrapsPlain WrapsPlain Mini Wraps.They have rsps ranging from 95p to £1.40 and join the brand’s existing products – Brioche Style Wraps, Greek Style Wraps and Focaccia – on Tesco’s shelves. Deli Kitchen noted a 78% uplift in sales in 2020, partly fuelled by the pandemic driving demand for ‘more interesting lunch options at home’.The range is rolling out with new-look packaging following a brand refresh for Deli Kitchen as it looked to increase its ‘on-shelf impact’.In addition, the launch will be supported by a social-led advertising campaign which will feature British-Cypriot dance duo Stavros Flatley, due to go live in late April. The pair hit the limelight on Britain’s Got Talent and will add humour to an advertising campaign which uses the slogan ‘Don’t be a Loafer’, and bids to inspire UK consumers to rethink their lunchtime options.“The Deli Kitchen brand has gone from strength to strength, especially in the last year, as consumers look to add interest to at home food options,” said Signature Flatbreads’ joint MD David Laurence. “We anticipate strong sales and future range growth as more people try the products and they become a firm favourite.” Source: St Pierre GroupeDrive-thru classics, Baker StreetSt Pierre Groupe’s Baker Street brand has secured its first major multiple listing with Tesco for a new range of Original Burger Buns and Classic Hot Dog Rolls.In its new look packaging, the ‘Drive Thru Classics’ range is designed to cater to the growing fakeaway trend. Both the six-pack of burger buns and four-pack of hot dog rolls retail at £1.29.“Baker Street is perfectly placed to fill a gap in the market,” said St Pierre Groupe founder Jeremy Gilboy. “A combination of anxious consumers retreating to comfort foods and familiar classics, and the closure of the UK’s restaurants has driven demand for the at-home fakeaway.“The nation’s favourite fast-food restaurants don’t use rolls for burger buns – and with good reason. We worked closely with Tesco to develop a proposition that would drive sales and the extended-life of the Baker Street range will be a real help as we head into what’s set to be the biggest BBQ season on record.”The brand launched its Stollen exclusively with Tesco for Christmas 2020 and after driving value sales of more than £1.4m, the brand leveraged seasonal success to secure a permanent listing.Baker Street has grown 30% year on year and is celebrating five consecutive years of double-digit growth, with a brand value in excess of £25m. St Pierre Groupe, meanwhile, saw revenue pass £100m in 2020 with co-founder Paul Baker eyeing £150m by 2022.last_img read more

Rajon Rondo remains a game-time decision tonight for Lakers

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions “Most likely, but we’re looking at a couple different lineups and what matches up best for playing against Minnesota tonight,” Walton said. “Eventually, 100 percent, yes. (But) we’ll just kind of read tonight on probably closer to game time when we have a final answer.”The Lakers held shootaround at Staples Center on Thursday instead of at their practice facility in El Segundo, Walton said, partly to re-acclimate Rondo to the arena.“Part of it was getting him back in this building if he decides to go,” Walton said, “and part of it is for the other guys seeing the ball go through the net is always a good feeling.”Walton also reported that Kyle Kuzma appeared to be fine after having received treatment on his hip during Wednesday’s practice. LOS ANGELES — Lakers coach Luke Walton said Rajon Rondo’s availability to play tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves remains the point guard’s game-time decision.“He looked good again today,” Walton said after shootaround at Staples Center on Thursday morning. “It’s gonna come down to him and if he feels confident enough to get out there and trust his hand. But he looks good, so end of the night it’ll be his decision.”If Rondo plays it will be his first on-court action in 14 games. Rondo, 32, had surgery to repair a ligament in his right ring finger in December following a Grade 3 sprain he sustained in the 127-101 Christmas Day victory against Golden State. It was the second surgery on his shooting hand this season.Rondo said Wednesday that he still wakes up with stiffness, but that he’s been working through it. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs center_img If he’s available, his presence would give the Lakers a much-needed veteran backcourt presence while allowing them to slide Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma back into their more natural roles as scorers.Walton said that, if he plays, Rondo won’t have a physical minutes restriction: “Minutes restriction will be dependent on how he plays defense,” said Walton, adding that he wasn’t sure yet whether the veteran would start immediately.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWalton said he’d check in with Rondo just before the game to determine his status tonight, when the Lakers know they’ll be without their superstar forward LeBron James, who continues to work his way back from a strained groin suffered on Dec. 25, and point guard Lonzo Ball, who’s out four to six weeks with a sprained ankle.“We’ve been playing without (Rondo), so it’s not like it’s gonna throw everything off if that’s not the case,” Walton said. “We’d love to have him back, but … you’ve got to be able to trust your body when you’re out there playing at this level, so that’s something only he can answer.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Rick Scott responds back to Andrew Cuomo over bailouts: ‘People keep leaving his state’

first_imgFlorida state Senator Rick Scott and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo began going back-and-forth over whether states should help bail out others due to the costly coronavirus outbreak.On Wednesday Cuomo said that “New York state bails [Florida] out every year,”…”We bail them out every year … $29 million more every year into the federal pot that we don’t get back.” Cuomo said in which he was responding to Scott’s Wall Street Journal page entitled, “Don’t Reward States’ Bad Decisions.”Scott then responded by saying that Cuomo does not understand the difference between federal and state policy.On Friday Senator Rick Scott made an appearance on Fox & Friends and claimed that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “held a grudge” against him ever since they both got elected in 2011.Scott said “In that eight years, people kept leaving New York so, in eight years, he couldn’t grow jobs, he couldn’t balance the budget, he kept borrowing more money and he kept watching businesses keep moving.”“Here is the deal, what people do in New York, they make some money, they pay into social security, they pay into Medicare and, guess what, they get sick and tired of all those taxes and they move to Florida and, eventually, they receive their Social Security and Medicare payments.”Yet Cuomo claimed  New York had been bailing out southeastern states for decades. “If you want to look at who gives, we are the No. 1 giver — no one puts more money into the pot,” Cuomo continued.Scott said that while New York state has two to three million less people than Florida, the Empire state’s budget is double the size than the Sunshine State.Check out the interview Rick Scott did with Fox & Friends:Watch the latest video at foxnews.comlast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — NYS U14 Selects

first_imgStaff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to wish the squad nothing but success with Team of the Week honours as the Selects meet Kelowna, Surrey United and Kootenay South during the round robin draw.The team includes, coaches Rob Borhi and Beth Corven, Amanda Creak, Amreesa Bhabra, Elisabeth Huiberts, Sierra Jones, Alex Pompu, Mimi Lockhurst, Shayla Elias, Bryce Winters, Maia Robertson-Weir, Maia Thibault, Sophie Borhi, Camryn Parnell, Rylee Zondervan, Michaela Anderson, Ashley Caponero, Reece Hunt and Sophie Edney. The Nelson Selects U14 Girls squad is one of three teams from the host association playing in the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup at the Lakeside Fields.The Select enter the eight-team provincial tournament on a positive note after recently capturing the Invermere Clash of the Titans Championship.last_img read more

Lyon demand £15m for striker after snubbing TWO Tottenham bids

first_imgLyon have knocked back a second bid from Tottenham for striking prodigy Clinton N’Jie.Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to bring the Cameroon international to White Hart Lane but the Ligue 1 side have rejected Spurs’ latest offer of £9m.It is claimed by L’Equipe that the French outfit are willing to cash in on the 21-year-old forward but only at the right price – with manager Hubert Fournier setting a valuation of £15m.Spurs are searching for striking reinforcements before the conclusion of the transfer window although they face competition from north London rivals Arsenal to sign N’Jie.The Lyon attacker is contracted to the Stade de Gerland club until 2019 and it is thought Spurs are poised to come in with a third and final offer before the weekend. 1 Clinton N’jie last_img read more

LADIES FOOTBALL: McLAUGHLIN HAS SIX APPEAL AS TERMON STORM INTO ULSTER SEMI-FINAL

first_imgTERMON Ladies star Geraldine McLaughlin produced a superb performance to help the Co Donegal side into the Ulster Ladies senior semi-final.The county star scored an incredible SIX goals in her side’s 7-10 to 2-08 victory over Cavan champions Lacken.McLaughlin’s personal tally ended on 6-04. The Donegal champions victory – on away soil against a Cavan side containing some of their intermediate All-Ireland winners – was remarkable.RESULTS:Carrickcrupen 3-15 Newtownbulter 0-8Carrickmore 2-5 Donaghmoyne 6-14Lacken 2-10 Termon 7-10St. Paul’s 5-11 Castlwellan 4-6   LADIES FOOTBALL: McLAUGHLIN HAS SIX APPEAL AS TERMON STORM INTO ULSTER SEMI-FINAL was last modified: October 7th, 2013 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:Termon ladies GAAlast_img read more

Tshwane is South Africa’s top wifi spot

first_img8 September 2015Tshwane’s public wifi build programme is the largest of its kind in South Africa, new research by the firm BMI-T has confirmed.BMI-T undertakes business-to-business commercial and industrial research. It tracks public and private sector wifi hotspots. In its study, BMI-T found that South African government deployments had been on an expansion trend over the last year to 18 months.The city Tshwane’s free wifi build programme was the biggest in terms of users, footprint and access points, the data showed.Christopher Geerdts, the associate telecommunications consultant at BMI-T told, said provincial government deployments in Western Cape were the next biggest after Tshwane.“In terms of government sponsored deployments there are currently around 1 800 active hotspots in South Africa, with the bulk of these being concentrated in Project Isizwe’s Tshwane deployment, and projects in the Western Cape,” Geerdts said.However, BMI-T warned that free wifi risked being unsustainable.“Someone ultimately has to pay for these services,” Geerdts argued. “Public projects can be all or part sponsored by national, provincial or local government and/or the private sector. Project Isizwe received donated bandwidth from Neotel. Other ISPs and telcos (telecommunications companies) could also contribute, especially if there is some CSI (corporate social investment) capital to be gained from this.”In Tshwane, Project Isizwe registered 720 000 unique wifi users, who are given a 250MB cap per day. The non-governmental organisation said that only 7% of users reached their cap. In Western Cape, public wifi is provided in Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha, where users have a 3GB cap.However, Geerdts envisioned a model where wifi internet access was affordable rather than free in the longer term.“Overall we think that the country may be looking for an affordable model more than a free model. Customers are investing in smartphones and there is evidence they will pay for data if the pricing is improved and (for wifi) coverage and payment methods improve,” he said.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

Don’t hog the road, driving can be a real bear in Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It was a week of high adventure on the highways of Ohio.Early in the week a semi hauling 2,200 piglets crashed on U.S. 35 near Xenia in Greene County. The highway was closed for eight hours after the accident. Piglets scattered in every direction, including the nearby wooded areas. Authorities guess that around 1,100 were killed and the remaining 1,100 were rounded up in a monumental pig scramble for the ages.Then on Wednesday a story came out about a Fairfield County man who spotted a young, endangered black bear lying dead on the side of the road on US 33 outside of Sugar Grove, not too far from my house. The 160-pound bear was apparently the victim of a hit and run accident.ODNR’s 2014 Black Bear Report found that bear sightings in the state were down from the previous year with 135 sightings compared to 158 in 2013. Though sightings were down, the number of individual bears identified was up to 88 from 74 in 2013. Most sightings are in northeast Ohio.Suzie Prange, Ohio Wildlife Research Biologist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife said bear numbers do seem to be on the rise in Ohio.“We don’t know for sure how many residents we have, but a good estimate would be about 50 bears,” Prange said. “They are increasing slowly, and this is normal for black bear populations, especially recovering ones. The age when females first produce cubs is related to the available food supply, but most begin to reproduce at age three or four. Some don’t reproduce until eight years of age. Once a female reproduces she will usually continue to have young every two years, but again this is related to nutritional status and may be as long as every four years. Litter size is small and ranges from one to four cubs, with litters of two or three being most common. Cubs are weaned when they are about seven months old and will remain with the female until the second summer of their lives. Then, the young bears, especially males, may travel great distances in search of their own territories. Yearling females frequently settle near their mother’s home range.‘Most bears sighted in Ohio are likely young, dispersing males. They will settle in a territory in Ohio, but only if they find an area with a female. Because females tend to settle next to their mother’s territory, black bear range expands very slowly. Many of the young males we see each year in Ohio won’t find females and won’t stay.”Bears prefer forested areas. The area of Fairfield County where the bear was recently found is heavily wooded enough that he could have lived unnoticed.“Black bears are woodland species, they can occur in deciduous or coniferous forests. They prefer forested areas that are interspersed with openings. Forests, such as the hardwood forests in Ohio, provide acorns and hard mast in the fall, whereas openings are good sources of berries and young plant growth in the spring and summer,” Prange said. “As such, they occur predominately in the eastern half of Ohio. Most sightings are in the northeastern part of the state. However, there are also more people to see them there. It is likely there are more bears in the more remote, unglaciated region of Ohio (southeastern Ohio) than we would think given the small number of reported sightings because they aren’t many people there to see them.“Habitat in southeastern Ohio is not quickly changing. It has actually been recovering from deforestation in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and its recovery is one of the factors making the recovery of black bears, as well as other species, possible.”She said males are larger than females and males typically weigh from 150 to 400 pounds, although bears as large as 600 pounds have been reported (not in Ohio). Females are smaller and weigh from around 100 to 200 pounds. At any rate, either gender of bear is best avoided on the highways for all parties involved.With piglets in Xenia, bears in Sugar Grove and the busy summer travel season here, drive safe Ohio because you never know what may be around the next curve.last_img read more

USDA delays implementation of enhancement to pork cutout

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is postponing to Oct. 31 from Sept. 12 implementation of an enhancement to the pork carcass cutout. The pork cutout is an estimated value for a hog carcass based on current wholesale prices paid for sub-primal pork cuts. AMS is adding muscle cuts (insides, outsides and knuckles) to the ham primal as a way to more accurately reflect today’s marketing environment and to capture more product to be included in the weighted average calculation. According to analysis from AMS, the enhanced cutout is expected to lower the overall carcass cutout value by an average of $1.41.last_img read more

The Counterintuitive Cladding

first_imgGreen by all credible definitionsOne description of a sustainable cladding involves materials or prefinished assemblies that do not require chemical finishing products, such as paints and stains, to be applied on-site. This reduces a building’s environmental impact over both the short and long term by effectively remaining maintenance-free, at least in relative terms.Much stricter criteria to judge green building products are based on a life cycle assessment. Here it’s hard to argue against vinyl siding because tests using Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES) software – the green industry gold standard for life cycle impact assessment – shows that vinyl siding outshines most other popular claddings, including fiber-cement and brick, falling short only to cedar siding. Fiber-cement products like HardiePlank are among the worst environmental options, yet many in the green building movement reflexively embrace them.Whenever an architect or green building advocate is tasked with looking into green bona fides of vinyl siding, they almost always come out with a moderate view – if not embracing the material, concluding with something along the lines of “…it’s okay sometimes, and if you have to.”For example, this weekend I read a blog post by a prominent green building guru who had just remodeled his shop and finished off the exterior with vinyl siding. The blog was a confession of sorts, and an explanation of his choice – the material is durable, requires no ongoing maintenance other than the occasional wash with mild detergent, was safe to homeowners, etc. Unfortunately, he concluded that he felt sorry for those living near the vinyl plant that made his siding. His sympathies are unwarranted and misguided.Vinyl siding plants are not the same as old vinyl manufacturing plants, and they do not spew dioxin into the air as portrayed in the movie Blue Velvet that triggered the anti-vinyl siding movement in the first place. [Editor’s note: See Comment #29 by Bruce Palmer, below.]But, even if the toxic argument were true, why don’t I hear the same green gurus ‘fessing up to the damage caused by the expanded polystyrene in their structural insulated panels, or the PVC in their housewrap and drain pipes, or the horrors of the foam sheathing we are now required to use? Why the contradiction between popular lore and the most stringent certification programs? Because intuition can be wrong, and how we feel about a product – like it or not – does not always reflect the truth. RELATED ARTICLES Justly or unjustly, we in the green building movement are often viewed as self-righteous. Most often we are on the forefront of the truth, introducing new building methods and specifying materials that not only protect the environment, but improve building quality. Other times we get it wrong. For example, in pursuit of energy efficiency we wrapped interior walls in plastic sheathing to prevent air infiltration. This unwittingly trapped moisture in the walls, promoting mold and causing “sick building syndrome.” But we learned, and we fixed it.It’s harder when we’re wrong about something that contradicts our favorite beliefs. We remain staunchly unwilling to look askance at finishes we love, such as brick and bamboo, and even less likely to reconsider those we love to hate, such as vinyl siding, even when our beliefs are proven wrong.Some in the green building community reflexively reject vinyl siding because it’s a plastic finish. They believe it’s made of petroleum, releases dioxin during manufacture, and that it is flimsy – none of which is true. And what’s worst, it’s, well… you know, made of plastic and, well…Yes, it is plastic, but that does not constitute environmental sin. Every major green building certification program allows vinyl siding, and some award points for its use. Vinyl Windows and Vinyl SidingVinyl is LethalVinyl Is GreenRecycling Vinyl SidingJob-Site Recycling: PVCGBA Encyclopedia: Vinyl SidingLife-Cycle Assessment is a Tool, Not a Silver Bullet Is vinyl siding green? Why you should not hate me for using vinyl sidingIn Colorado, where I live and work, a movement to ban vinyl siding has taken root in at least two communities, Fort Collins and Erie, and this may spread. As a builder of environmentally responsible affordable housing, this limitation means I cannot avail myself of a legitimate green building option that helps me to keep costs in line for my low to moderate income buyers.When push comes to shove – and I’ve had to push and shove to get vinyl siding into some of my projects – the objections come down to aesthetics. You might think you don’t like the look, but I do, and once you’ve seen one of my houses, you will, too. That’s because I know how to use the material tastefully. To wit, my vinyl-sided homes have won green building awards and graced the pages of magazines such as Fine Homebuilding and Dwell.Any material has its place, and design and construction quality always trumps material specifications for aesthetic and environmental performance. Like vinyl siding, plastic laminates were once considered inadequate environmental and architectural products – that is, until popular architects such as Sarah Susanka began specifying plastic laminate surfaces that featured beautiful prints. Now plastic laminates have become an accepted material in high-end architectural and green building projects.The same is happening with vinyl siding, albeit more slowly. Last year I attended the Congress for the New Urbanism in Buffalo, New York, and toured boutique, high-end subdivisions that featured vinyl siding. I say “featured” because when I asked one builder why he chose this cladding, he said that his affluent buyers were mostly senior citizens who had owned a number of homes during their lives, and would not consider any other product due to vinyl siding’s longevity and relatively low maintenance requirements in the harsh climate of upstate New York.One architect commented they had experienced the same thing in Wisconsin, where after researching many siding options, he opted for vinyl siding for long-term durability.I have seen the results of vinyl siding bans at work in low-income neighborhoods in Omaha and New York. The city invests tax dollars in revitalization, misguidedly specifies fiber-cement to appease environmental and architectural misconceptions, and five years later the new neighborhood looks as bad as the distressed neighborhoods surrounding it. There’s no money for ongoing maintenance, and apparently no willpower for exterior upkeep, even among the well-heeled.My neighborhoods, 20 years later, still look like new. Just the way I like it – and so would you. Fernando Pagés Ruiz is a builder and author. He has developed, built, and remodeled homes in California, Nebraska, and Wyoming, and has won a number of awards, including recognition from the National Association of Home Builders.last_img read more

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