Scottish bakery Mathiesons has been sold to newly-formed company Mathiesons Foods Limited, saving around 340 jobs.The sale of the business and its assets was announced by joint administrators John Reid and Brian Milne, of Deloitte LLP, just two months after the Larbert-based firm was placed in administration.The new company has been formed by David Kilshaw, Mark Bradford and Paul Allan. It will see Mathiesons merge with two other bakery businesses: James Allan Bakers, owned by Bradford and Murdoch Allan Bakers, run by Allan. Kilshaw is a former chief executive of Food Partners – one of the UK’s largest sandwich businesses.The three businesses will have a combined total of 51 outlets and will employ over 560 people. The directors are currently finalising a detailed strategic review to identify how best to merge the interests of all three businesses.“The acquisition of Mathiesons means we have the opportunity to create a significant business, with the potential to grow and become one of Scotland’s largest independent bakery companies,” said Bradford, retail director of Mathiesons Foods.“We believe strongly that the merged business is capable of delivering the economies of scale required to compete effectively in today’s marketplace.”Manufacturing director Allan commented: “For me, it is exciting that each of the three companies brings different, specialist product knowledge and capabilities to the table, so that in future we can offer the best of both worlds, a local presence with the support and back-up of a major national player.”The deal is supported by Lloyds Banking Group.In March, BB reported that Mathiesons Bakeries, which was established in 1872, had struggled during the recession, despite selling off a controlling stake to private equity firm Symphony Investment Fund last summer.It had 22 shops and six cafés around central Scotland and Edinburgh. It also supplied major wholesalers and national retailers.
On 25 November 2018, the international community in Palestine launches a joint campaign “#HearMeToo: Voices against Violence” to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence in Palestine. Civil society organizations and media outlets also join this national initiative to end violence against women and girls. The 16 Days campaign, annually commemorated worldwide, commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and lasts until 10 December, the Human Rights Day.Women and girls from all corners of the world continue to experience violence and abuse. And because such acts are often overlooked and invisible to many, the survivors are routinely shamed into silence. Tragically, violence against women and girls is mainly perpetrated by men close to them, such as intimate partners and family members. In addition, violence is taking an increasing number of forms – ranging from verbal and sexual harassment in the streets to domestic violence and femicide in the worst-case scenario.Violence against women and girls is a serious challenge in Palestine as well. As the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women indicated in her report following her visit to Palestine in 2016, violence against women in Palestine occurs both in private and public spheres and women suffer from multiple sources of violence including from the Israeli occupation, whether directly or indirectly, and also from the tradition and culture, with embedded patriarchal social norms and outdated legal frameworks.Moreover, the protracted humanitarian crisis in Gaza, particularly because of the unceasing blockade, has exacerbated gender-based violence in all its forms, including sexual violence, domestic violence and child marriage. According to the Gender-based Violence (GBV) Sub-Cluster in Palestine, cases related to sexual violence are further under-reported due to stigma, lack of capacity and attitudes of service providers as well as concerns over safety and security of both the survivor and service providers.The silence over violence against women and girls is usually reinforced by a non-supportive legal system that fails to criminalize domestic violence. In many countries, including Palestine, the applicable penal laws do not criminalize the acts of domestic violence, which stems from a traditional belief that family issues should be managed within the boundaries of the family. The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) Palestine Report reveals that 1 in 4 Palestinian men reported witnessing their mother being beaten by their father or a male relative during their childhood, while 63 per cent of Palestinian men agreed that a woman should tolerate violence to keep the family together.Recently, however, as a result of the strong advocacy of civil society organizations and women’s movements from various parts of the world, many countries, including some Arab States, have begun to adopt specific legislation to respond to family violence. Palestine is in the final stage of the review of the Family Protection Bill, which is expected to be shortly submitted for consultations and to the President for endorsement. The Family Protection Bill is expected to provide measures to prevent and combat violence, as well as due protection, reparation, and empowerment of survivors of violence, while holding perpetrators accountable for their acts. The endorsement of the Family Protection Bill will be a critical milestone in the journey towards ending violence against women and girls in Palestine. The real success, however, will come only with proper implementation and translation of the commitments embedded within the bill through responsive policies, services, and practices. To ensure that the Family Protection Bill passes with the full support of civil society, the civil society should be consulted on any amendments to the texts.It is important that national and international stakeholders continue and expand their financial commitment to combat violence against women and girls in Palestine. Various actors have been working together to finance programmes aiming at ending violence against women (EVAW). Currently, EVAW programmes in Palestine are generously funded by the Palestinian Government, UN Agencies, International development partners such as Canada, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, the European Union, Spain, Belgium, Norway, Switzerland, Britain, Denmark, Japan, and others.Violence against women cannot be eradicated without investing in gender equality. Therefore, it is also crucial to financially support the continuous efforts of the government and civil society organizations towards the effective implementation of the Concluding Observations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Committee, which includes a recommendation to give high priority to the adoption of the Family Protection Bill, to ensure gender equality and realize women’s human rights in Palestine, and a recommendation to narrow and close the pay gap.Let us unite to end violence against women and girls and provide a safe and just place where survivors of violence can speak up and seek justice. We are all responsible for shifting the narrative from blaming the survivors to ensuring the accountability of perpetrators, and for providing preventive measure such as the Family Protection Bill and the revision of the Labor Law through the gender lens.The international community stands ready to support the Palestinian Government as it works towards creating a legal, policy and cultural environment that recognizes women as equal members of society and valuable contributors to the development of Palestine, who deserve a life free from violence.END.
Since its launch twenty years’ ago, the CTP has supported over 250,000 service leavers transitioning into the next stage of their careers for up to two years prior to leaving the armed forces.Ex-serving personnel can also access CTP support for two years after they have transitioned back into civilian life, ensuring the adjustment process is as smooth as possible.Along with online career resettlement guides, personnel can also access advice on wider aspects of the transition process, including housing and pensions, managing finances, and moving abroad. This guidance is part of the broader resettlement support on offer to bridge the gap between military and civilian life.The MOD is committed to ensuring that all ex-forces personnel and their families are supported, and last year launched the ‘Strategy for Our Veterans’ produced jointly between the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments. A UK Government consultation is ongoing, which welcomes all views, including from charities, employers, local authorities and the veteran community.Any veteran in need of advice can call the Veterans’ Gateway, a 24 hour helpline (0808 802 1212) which acts as the first port of call for veterans and their families. The MOD has recently launched a new outreach service where it will proactively call those who have served, to check on their wellbeing and remind them of where support can be found. Employment rates of ex-service personnel have risen, according to new figures released this week by the Ministry of Defence. Figures reveal 88% are either back in employment, education, or volunteer work within 6 months of transitioning back into civilian life, following support from the MOD’s Career Transition Partnership (CTP).In 2017/18, the employment rates of ex-forces personnel who leave service early – after four years or less – increased from 79% to 83%, thanks to the Future Horizons program, which provides a bespoke service to early leavers.Ex-service personnel are just as likely to be employed as the general population, according to new figures published by the Ministry of Defence which show that the employment rate among veterans are recorded at 79% in line with the national average.The new figures analyse the employment outcomes for those who have received support from the CTP, which provides career guidance through a range of career and employment support services including skills development workshops, vocational training courses, career consultancy, one-to-one sessions and job finding support.Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood said: Our Armed Forces embody a range of invaluable qualities, such as leadership and dedication, making them assets to any civilian organisation. It’s fantastic to see service leavers putting their skills to use in the civilian workplace, and I urge all employers to tap into this exceptional pool of talent.
White Field will turn brown Sunday when Keenan Hall hosts the 12th annual Muddy Sunday mud volleyball event to end AnTostal Week.Sophomore Greg Brainard, one of the event commissioners, said Muddy Sunday serves as a fun opportunity to relax with friends before finals week.“It’s always right after the AnTostal Week, so it’s kind of part of AnTostal and it kind of closes out the week,” Brainard said. “It’s an awesome chance to unwind and have some fun with some friends before finals and before the end of the semester as everyone goes into summer, all, of course, while giving back to a good cause, and that’s kind of the main point behind the whole thing.”The event costs $10 per person with all funds benefitting Habitat for Humanity, which Brainard said attracted him and his co-commissioner, sophomore Jack Higham, to organizing the event.“I think a big reason me and Jack wanted to do it was because we saw that it was a good thing for Keenan to put on to give back to Habitat for Humanity,” he said. “I know that a big part of our promotional goal is letting people know that it is for charity and, you know, it is first of all about giving back and it is a fun event, so it’s kind of a two-fold advertisement.”Higham said he and Brainard want to make sure the charity aspect of the event doesn’t get lost among the fun on Sunday.“I think that while everyone’s having fun, they already paid their money so they might forget what the event is for, and that’s what we’re going to still emphasize, with the tent and a sign that says this is for this organization and we’re really happy you guys played and paid,” Higham said. “It’s a win-win. You pay money for a great cause and you also get to have a lot of fun while you’re doing it.”Muddy Sunday is not only fun to participate in, Higham said, but also fun to watch with plenty of games to be played and more structure than in previous years.“The event itself is just so much fun to participate [in], and it’s fun to watch, too,” he said. “We extended the time a little bit, the length of the event itself, and also, it’ll look more like an event. … In previous years, there was just a guy at a table, you’d go register and you’d go play volleyball, which is fine, but it was our event, we wanted to do it our way and make sure everyone could see that it is a Keenan Hall event and it’s for a good cause.”Brainard said he and Higham came up with new ideas to improve the atmosphere of the event.“Something new that Jack put in this year is that when you register your team you actually sign up with a song choice,” Brainard said. “So we’ll have music playing as everyone’s coming in and you kind of just have it be a fun atmosphere and maybe you’ll get to hear the song you requested while you’re playing, ideally. Just little things like that, just making it a fun atmosphere and a fun event, you know, is really what we tried to bring to it this year.”Brainard suggested Muddy Sunday could be used to promote dorm community by RAs organizing and signing up a section team to participate.“Muddy Sunday is a great opportunity to have a section event,” he said. “In that way we’re kind of envisioning it as really fostering Notre Dame community, and even within that, dorm community too. This is all just a chance for friends to come together, and I think it’s a great chance for an RA to bring their section out and as a bonding event for the section. … Why not bring your section out here and give back?”Tags: Antostal, Keenan Hall, Muddy Sunday
India’s Future Retail communicated with Reliance on an arbitration order related to its dispute with Amazon for a “legitimate purpose”, the company said on Wednesday.The comments come after Reuters earlier in the day reported Amazon had asked the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to investigate Future for insider trading, alleging the Indian firm disclosed to Reliance price sensitive details of an injunction granted by a Singapore arbitrator to block its $3.4 billion (roughly Rs. 25,300 crores) deal with Reliance.- Advertisement – “Proprietary and legality demands that in such an event, the counterparty is informed about the development … SEBI Regulations too are quite clear on this,” the company said in a statement.Amazon needs a “tutorial on the law on insider trading,” the company added.The US e-commerce giant has been urging SEBI to review Reliance’s August deal to buy retail, logistics and other assets from Future Group for $3.4 billion (roughly Rs. 25,300 crores) including debt.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Amazon argues it had a 2019 agreement with Future which prevented the Indian group’s retail assets from being sold to certain parties including Reliance, which is led by Asia’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani.© Thomson Reuters 2020Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement –
A swiss pension fund has tendered a total of $2.4bn (€2.2bn) in fixed income mandates via IPE Quest.According to search QN-2591, the asset owner is seeking a fund manager to handle a global aggregate fixed income mandate worth $1.5bn.It will follow the Bloomberg Barclays Global-Aggregate Total Return Index Value Unhedged USD (LEGATRUU) as a benchmark.The expected level of tracking error for this mandate is 1.5% and applicants have a deadline of 16 March 5pm UK time to apply. The pension fund has also issued a US corporate fixed income tender for $350m (QN-2600), following the Bloomberg Barclays US Corporate Total Return Value Unhedged USD (LUACTRUU) as benchmark.A third brief has been tendered (QN-2601) for $150m in Europe corporate fixed income, tracking the Bloomberg Barclays Pan European Aggregate Corporate TR Index Value (LP05TREU).Lastly, the scheme is looking for a fund manager to run a $400m global aggregate corporate fixed income brief (QN-2602), which will track the Bloomberg Barclays Global Agg Corporate Total Return Index Value Unhedged USD (LGCPTRUU).The three smaller mandates (QN-2600, QN-2601 and QN-2602) have an expected level of tracking error of 2% each and the deadline for those is set for 17 March 5pm UK time.Applicants must have at least $3bn under management for each asset class and at least $10bn of assets under management overall.They should state performance until 31 December 2019, gross of fees, with a minimum track record absolute of 10 years.The fund said it would prefer segregated mandates. It added that derivatives are only allowed to steer duration and must be covered by highly liquid assets. No leverage is allowed, but it will allow bond futures.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email [email protected]
German container shipping major Hapag-Lloyd and Singapore-based Ocean Network Express (ONE) will join the blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform TradeLens, jointly developed by Maersk and IBM.The world’s fifth and sixth largest carriers, respectively, join CMA CGM and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, both of which recently revealed that they are becoming part of TradeLens. With these additions, the scope of the platform now extends to more than half of the world’s ocean container cargo.“Expanding digital collaboration is critical to the evolution of the container shipping industry,” said Martin Gnass, Managing Director Information Technology at Hapag-Lloyd.“TradeLens has made significant progress in launching a much-needed transformation in the industry, including its partnership model. Now, with five of the world’s six largest carriers committed to the platform, not to mention many other ecosystem participants, we can collectively accelerate that transformation to provide greater trust, transparency and collaboration across supply chains and help promote global trade.”The addition of these two global carriers will help drive further adoption of TradeLens around the world now that TradeLens customers have access to major carriers in all three leading global vessel sharing alliances on the platform, Maersk explained.Hapag-Lloyd and ONE will each operate a blockchain node, participate in consensus to validate transactions, host data, and assume a critical role of acting as Trust Anchors, or validators, for the network. Both companies will be represented on the TradeLens Advisory Board, which will include members across the supply chain to advise on standards for neutrality and openness.
File photoTeen pregnancy rates are at historic lows, but rates in Indiana are not declining as fast as the national average.According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, Indiana has seen a 45 percent drop in teen pregnancy from 1991 to 2012, compared with a 52 percent drop nationally.Betty Cockrum, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood in Indiana and Kentucky, says the highest rates of unintended teen pregnancy occurred in more rural counties.“That’s not a surprise because the two essentials to well-informed decision making around sexual activity particularly for youth is, first, education, and second, access to contraception,” she points out.Cockrum says there is a great need to get into more schools and get to more parents to ensure everyone has access to medically accurate, age-appropriate sexual education.According to the report, there were more than 7,300 teens between the ages of 15 and 19 who gave birth in Indiana in 2012.Cockrum says when teens have the information they need, they make smarter decisions about sex.“Obviously, abstinence is the best answer for our youth,” she says. “But failure to educate them about the risks and potential outcomes of becoming sexually active, it’s a mistake.”She adds that Hoosiers need to understand the link between unintended pregnancy, poverty and the number of children who go to bed hungry at night.“If babies are planned and there are parents present who are prepared to take responsibility for ensuring that those children’s needs are met, then we could begin to reduce the cycle of poverty here in Indiana,” she says.Cockrum says teen pregnancy is also associated with lower education, higher infant mortality and greater reliance on public support.
“But I feel I have developed a lot and I’m learning day in day out in games and on the training field as well. “When you look at the staff, you have the gaffer and Macca, two great players that have played in my position too. So I can just take little things off them every single day and, of course, you learn in matches.” Rangers have played league matches against Aberdeen and St. Mirren so far this season without fans who have been barred from stadiums due to coronavirus restrictions. Aribo explained that Gerrard’s side misses the atmosphere created by fans in the stadium, but they will continue to make them happy with their results. “When you get the backing of the fans that give you that extra 10 percent, so sometimes I feel like we miss it because if we are not making noises on the pitch it just feels quiet,” he said. “You don’t have the bounce and energy of the fans to get you going so it is a bit weird, but we just have to deal with what is going on right now. “I just want to keep scoring goals and keep the fans happy, even if they are not in the stadium cheering. “I know they’ll be at home smiling, so we need to put on a show and that’s all I really want to do, put on a show every single game and just do all I can do to help the team get the best performances and the best results that we can get.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Rangers midfielder, Joe Aribo believes the presence of Steven Gerrard and Gary McAllister in Rangers’ backroom could help him become a proven goalscorer from his position. The 24-year-old helped Rangers to back-to-back victories in their first two matches in the Premiership this term and he is hoping to do more with his contribution in front of goal. Ahead of the Gers’ battle against St. Johnstone on Wednesday, the Super Eagles star disclosed how he’s working to improve on his goalscoring abilities. “That’s the one thing I’ve always wanted to be known as, a goalscoring midfielder,” Aribo was quoted as saying in Rangers matchday programme. “I’ve sat down with the gaffer and we spoke about it, so I know that is one area I need to improve on. “I think it’s a case of wanting to be in the right place at the right time and having the willingness and the desire to be there. read also:Joe Aribo named in difficult Europa clash against Leverkusen “It’s also about being calmer in front of goal as well, not slashing at shots and taking your time with them. Hopefully, that will help me get more goals.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?5 Reasons To Wait For The Solo Black Widow Movie7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Reasons You Have Trouble Getting Things DoneTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More
Forty-eight hours after Jim Boeheim’s Hall of Fame head coaching career began, he needed to fill out his staff. He drove to New York City to convince a young coach, Rick Pitino, then 24, to join him. So Boeheim called Pitino’s hotel room and asked him to talk.“That’s great, Jim,” Boeheim recalled Pitino said to him, “but I just got married, so I can’t do it today, and I’m leaving on my honeymoon tomorrow,”“It has to be right now,” Boeheim said.They met in the lobby of a Manhattan hotel, spoke for two or three hours and agreed on Pitino’s salary of $17,000. Boeheim insisted Pitino start immediately and go on a trip to Cincinnati to recruit Louis Orr, who became an SU star. But Pitino and his wife, Joanne, wanted to leave for their honeymoon in Puerto Rico. Boeheim wouldn’t let him go.“Oh, my wife’s gonna love this,” Pitino told Boeheim.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA skipped honeymoon began the Pitino era at Syracuse, which spanned two seasons from 1976-78 and doubled as Boeheim’s first two seasons as head coach. In one drill, players said they did slides while holding bricks out in front of them. Pitino worked out with players well before the official start of practice at 3:40 p.m., and he showcased a passion for the game that led him to an illustrious career including stints with the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics and college programs like Kentucky and Louisville. His progression to the Hall of Fame — he’s the only coach to lead three programs to the Final Four — happened by sticking to the same approach molded at Syracuse.“He was a tremendously enthusiastic young coach who really loved the game, knew the game, and understood how hard you have to work at the game,” Boeheim recalled on Monday.“He knew that at a very young age.”On Wednesday night, the No. 18 Louisville Cardinals visit the Carrier Dome for the first time without Pitino since 1998. Pitino went 12-5 against Boeheim over 17 seasons, but his tenure at Louisville ended following the 2016-17 season because he was involved in a FBI probe that forced him to resign. He’s since coached in Greece, where he led his team to the Greek Cup title last weekend.Rick Pitino coached for two seasons with Syracuse. It was Jim Boeheim’s first two years as head coach of the Orange. SU ArchivesPitino could not be reached for comment on this story after multiple attempts. In his 2018 book, “Pitino: My Story,” he said he was a dogged recruiter at Syracuse who wanted to see most of his high school recruit’s games.While traveling with Boeheim on trips, he remembered the head coach being glued to the TV screen, his face a foot from the screen, so he could hear the whisper-level volume late at night while Pitino slept, his book said. They became close friends, and Pitino often said while at SU, “Jim will be at Syracuse forever.” Pitino also attended Boeheim’s first wedding, and remembered Boeheim watching the New York Mets game while it was time to cut the cake.Now 66, Pitino has compiled one of the most extensive resumes in the game. He’s a three-time Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year and a one-time National Coach of the Year. He led his teams to seven Final Four appearances (two were vacated), as well as the 1996 national title at Kentucky and the 2013 vacated national title at Louisville.In September, Pitino visited the place that set him up for his first head-coaching gig. At the Carmelo K. Anthony Center, he spoke with SU about leadership, strong defense and Boeheim, his son, freshman guard Buddy Boeheim said. Players were mesmerized to speak with a college hoops legend who got his start in Manley Field House. Pitino also grabbed a bite with Boeheim and SU associate head coach Adrian Autry at Varsity on South Crouse Avenue.Former Syracuse players, including forward Roosevelt Bouie and guard Dale Shackleford, characterized Pitino as a hard-charging coach. They recalled his two main qualities: Intensity and enthusiasm, a byproduct of a coach who wasn’t much older than his players. He installed an aggressive man-to-man defense before the Orange switched to the 2-3 zone. Some games, Syracuse pressed for 35 minutes. They trapped ball-handlers and tried to prevent in-bounders from easily entering the ball into play.Daily Orange File PhotoPitino compiled extensive scouting reports on teams and player tendencies, former players said. He once told Shackleford about a Providence guard who favored his left hand. Make him go right, Pitino urged him that week. Shackleford listened, and he held the player neutral. “He really emphasized that offense comes from defense,” Shackleford said. “He was energetic, great at breaking down a player, motivating you, and he loved pressure defense. He wanted us defending up in players’ chests and cutting off every passing lane. He hated losing and was emotional. A blue-collar coach for the blue-collar team that we were.”Once during a game, in a timeout huddle, Pitino broke convention and spoke up. Boeheim turned toward him. “Rick, shut the hell up,” he told him. “I was like, well, we know whose team this is,” Bouie said. Pitino’s formative years as a coach were similar to his years as a well-known head coach, when he’d pounce up and down the sideline and yell instructions across the court. Vocal and demanding, he wanted Syracuse players to replicate his own energy. He demanded they practice and play with his vigor. A no-nonsense coach, Pitino banned behind-the-back passes. He told players they were too flashy. He also discouraged players from dribbling the ball between their legs. “No, no, no!” he told them when he saw what he declared a flashy move.Yet one day, Bouie, a former SU center, was walking through Manley Field House to grab a drink before a class at noon. Practice was four hours away, and the coaches were playing pickup basketball. Pitino, who didn’t know Bouie was watching, was dribbling behind his back and between his legs. “He had more moves than anyone,” Bouie said. “He was telling us not to do all of that, yet there he was, dribbling all over the court.” Comments Published on February 20, 2019 at 12:28 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+