Subscription box launched for ‘wonky’ bakery products

first_imgSource: Earth & WheatJames Eid with an Earth & Wheat subscription boxStudent and fourth generation baker at family-owned Signature Flatbreads James Eid has unveiled a ‘wonky’ bread subscription service.Eid, who is studying at Lancaster University, will distribute bread and baked goods which would otherwise have been disposed of during the production process due to its appearance, size or overproduction.He has started by utilising the ‘wonky’ baked goods from the family firm, which was set up by his grandfather Dr Samir Eid in 1984, with plans to partner with local independent bakeries across the UK as his customer base expands.Customers who subscribe to the Earth & Wheat service on a weekly or bi-weekly basis will pay £6.99 per box, including delivery. The 2.5kg box contains a week’s worth of bread for a family of three or four, with contents including crumpets, sourdough crumpets, tortillas, wholemeal tortillas, butter-flavoured tortillas, pittas, wholemeal pitta, focaccia, scotch pancakes and buttermilk pancakes.For every box ordered, Eid has also pledged to donate a meal’s worth of bread (450g) to food banks to help fight poverty in the UK.“Earth & Wheat’s vision is to ultimately reduce food waste by delivering perfectly fresh wonky bread and supporting local communities when times are tough. We believe no good food should go to waste,” Eid explained.“It’s a subscription model which is quick and easy to use,” he added. “We want to target environmentally conscious people and families with children who want to help make a difference where they can and reduce food waste, and thus build a sustainable future for the next generation. Even our packaging is fully recyclable – it’s wonky bread without wonky practices.”Bakeries, manufacturers and retailers across the UK are working to reduce food waste through a number of means, including partnering with breweries to use leftover loaves to make beer, utilising apps such as Too Good To Go, and sending surplus baked goods to be turned into animal feed.last_img read more

3 instant icebreakers when you’re meeting someone new

first_img 50SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Details We are all faced with nerve-wracking situations where we’re meeting someone new. It could be in a social setting or in a professional environment, but it’s not always easy knowing the proper way to make an impression. Below are three simple ideas for breaking the ice when introducing yourself for a more comfortable encounter.Ask questionsThere’s no better way to connect with someone than to directly ask them a question. That immediately opens the door for an exchange. The key then is to sustain the interaction by making them feel interested and involved. Even the humblest individuals enjoy talking about themselves to some degree.Be topicalIt’s best not to bring up political or controversial topics, but initiating a discussion on something timely is a great way to make a good impression. It shows you are current on what’s happening in the world and are invested in what’s going on around you. Even something as simple as, “Have you checked out the new iPhone?” should get someone’s attention.Use your witIf you’re known for your humor and wit, now is the time to utilize it. Don’t go overboard and get obnoxious with your jokes, but keeping things light is never a bad idea. Get a feel for how receptive your peer is to your style of expressing yourself and if your wit is not hitting home, dial it back.Always remember to not monopolize the conversation and use your best judgment on how to move forward. Just getting their attention and breaking the ice is a great step toward making a new connection.last_img read more

Europe moves ahead with lockdown easing, but caution in Asia

first_imgSeveral European countries including France and Britain on Thursday moved to further lift crippling coronavirus lockdown measures, but fresh restrictions in parts of Asia signaled the crisis is far from over.As much of the world grapples to find the path forward, with the deadly virus still spreading in some places and a vaccine at best a distant reality, Europe is slowly emerging from isolation.France is set to reopen its bars, restaurants and museums next week — when Britain will send some children back to school and shops throw open their doors. Fresh restrictions Amid all the reopenings, there were renewed signs of caution as well.South Korea — held up as a global model in how to curb the virus — reimposed some social distancing rules after a series of new clusters emerged, many in the capital Seoul. Museums, parks and art galleries will all be closed again from Friday for two weeks, while companies were urged to reintroduce flexible working, among other measures. And in Sri Lanka, some lockdown rules will be rolled out again from Sunday after more than 250 returnees from Kuwait were found to be infected with coronavirus. In a bit of happier news in Asia, a Bali zoo named a newborn giraffe after the virus. “Corona is healthy and is still breastfeeding. We’ll keep her under observation for three months,” said zoo spokesman Anak Agung Ngurah Alit Sujana.But visitors will have to wait to meet the young calf, as the zoo remains closed to the public.  On the economic front, the number of unemployed climbed as well — more than 40 million in the United States have filed jobless claims since the crisis began, and Brazil shed five million jobs in the first quarter.British carrier EasyJet said it would axe up to 30 percent of its staff, and Japanese car manufacturer Nissan reported a huge $6.2 billion annual net loss. And in Asia, restrictions were reimposed in South Korea and Sri Lanka after a spate of new infections sparked fears of a second wave of contagion. The picture remained grim in Latin America, now fully in the throes of the pandemic, with deaths in Brazil topping 26,000, and Chile recording a new record daily death toll Thursday.In the Chilean capital Santiago, residents have taken to the streets to demand state aid as their livelihoods vanish.”We don’t even get a little help from the government here. They believe that we can live without money. But how can we buy food?” asked welder Oscar Gonzalez. Topics : ‘Real sense of freedom’ In France, residents enjoyed the reopening of iconic department store Printemps on Thursday — and the news that restaurants can serve patrons on outside terraces from June 2.At the country’s museums, face masks will be required.Citizens will also be allowed to travel more than 100 kilometers from their homes, just in time for the summer holidays. “The virus is still present to varying degrees across the territory,” Philippe warned as he unveiled the new measures, urging citizens to respect social-distancing guidelines and be vigilant about hand-washing.France has recorded 28,662 virus-related deaths — the fourth highest total in the world.In Britain, football fans rejoiced as the Premier League announced play would resume on June 17. In Italy, Serie A competition will begin again three days later.Both leagues will play without supporters in the stands, but in Russia, a limited number will be allowed to attend matches when play restarts next month.”Football is back soon,” tweeted England captain Harry Kane, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur.Elsewhere in Europe, Spaniards were revisiting old joys — belting out tunes from “Grease” at a 50s-themed drive-in theatre.”It gives you a real sense of freedom. We really wanted to get out of the house,” said 22-year-old Belen Perez, who came with her flatmate. ‘Heartfelt sympathy’ In the United States, the country processed a grim milestone — more than 100,000 Americans have succumbed to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.”To all of the families & friends of those who have passed, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy & love for everything that these great people stood for & represent. God be with you!” President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday, as the US death toll reached 101,573.More and more US states are moving to open up their economies, but health experts have warned not to move too quickly.The US capital Washington will slowly move into its phase one of reopening on Friday.The new unemployment data — another 2.12 million workers filed claims for benefits — along with US-China tensions, including over the virus, sent Wall Street tumbling at the close. On the sporting front, the English Premier League and Italy’s Serie A unveiled plans to resume play in mid-June.”Freedom will be the rule and restriction the exception,” French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said.But of course, there was somber news as well. The death toll mounted to more than 357,000 around the world. More than 5.7 million have been confirmed as infected since the virus emerged in China late last year.last_img read more

JPMAM creates new leader role for international institutional sales

In this new capacity, the company said he would broaden his leadership of institutional sales efforts for international clients.Gatch said that, as head of the company’s sovereign business for the last five years, Thomson had already helped some of the largest investors in the world through a period of big changes and expansion.Using that experience with international sales teams will help ensure better outcomes for clients, he said.Thomson said this was a very challenging time for investors, given the continued growth in pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign investors even at a time of low yields. JP Morgan Asset Management has appointed Patrick Thomson in the newly created role of head of international institutional clients, as the company seeks to bolster sales to a changing client segment.Alongside the new job, Thomson will continue working in his current role as global head of sovereign clients, and will continue reporting to George Gatch, chief executive of JP Morgan Investment Management Global Clients.Gatch said: “As institutional investors increasingly look to more sophisticated investment strategies, and continue to evolve their asset allocation to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow’s market environment, strengthening our international client service resources ensures we can continue to provide cohesive, tailored and pragmatic solutions that address the needs of our clients.”Thomson, based in London, will start in the new role immediately. read more

Great Harbor Shootout set for next week

first_imgBAR HARBOR — High School basketball season is now in the rearview mirror, but this year’s edition of the Great Harbor Shootout is little more than a week away.The 2018 Great Harbor Shootout will take place from March 16-18 at various locations in Bar Harbor and the rest of Hancock County. The event will bring junior and high school players from all over the state to the area for a tournament that often draws more than 80 teams.Locations for the event are Mount Desert Island High School, Pemetic Elementary School, Mount Desert Elementary School, the MDI YMCA, Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School and Trenton Elementary School.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

Stephanie Skilton’s home Syracuse career ends with a goal in 3-1 loss to North Carolina

first_img Published on October 23, 2016 at 6:10 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Stephanie Skilton walked toward the bench, looking down with her hands behind her head. Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon put his hand on her head and patted her on the back.In the last home game of her collegiate career, Skilton was disappointed with the outcome as she walked off the field at SU Soccer Stadium one final time.Skilton’s goal against No. 18 North Carolina (10-3-3, 5-2-2 Atlantic Coast) wasn’t enough in Syracuse’s (8-7-3, 1-6-2) 3-1 loss to the Tar Heels on Sunday afternoon. Following a heartbreaking double-overtime loss at Wake Forest Thursday night, Syracuse needed a win at home against North Carolina to keep its season alive before its final game at Boston College on Thursday.On senior day, the only bright spot for the Orange was its captain, Skilton.Sam Ogozalek | Staff WriterAdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter falling behind 2-0, she recorded Syracuse’s lone goal in the 45th minute. Alana O’Neill raced ahead from the backfield and split the Tar Heels defense. O’Neill made her way into the box and dished the ball to her right, where Skilton was waiting.Skilton received the pass and ran to her right. She lined up against the near post and sent a rocket right by UNC goalkeeper Lindsey Harris, who had practically no time to react to the shot.“She’s what keeps us going,” Alex Lamontagne said. “She’s our leader.”SU Soccer Stadium found new life. The crowd cheered and Syracuse’s bench rose to its feet. Skilton’s father, who flew all the way from New Zealand, jumped up and down in the stands, raising a cutout of Skilton’s face above his head.The goal moved Skilton past Nina Scalzo and into a tie for second place on Syracuse’s all-time career goals list with 27.“It’s an honor to come out on senior day and lead my team,” Skilton said. “It would have meant more if we’d won, but a goal’s a goal and I love scoring.”Skilton nearly increased that total to 28. After falling down 3-1, the Orange counter-attacked. Eva Gordon sent a long through ball to Sydney Brackett, who tried to get to the ball before it rolled out of bounds. Just as the ball crossed the line, Brackett crossed it to Skilton who was there for the volley, but the whistle blew, indicating the ball was out.Skilton’s head flew back, eyes closed, facing toward the sky. She took a moment, took a deep breath, and then raced back on defense with only a few minutes left in her home career.Skilton left SU Soccer Stadium on Sunday as one of the most decorated players in Orange history.“She does all the things a professional player does,” Wheddon said. “And I hope she goes on to play at the professional level because she deserves it.”As she, and the other seniors gathered together after the game, the crowd cheered, thanking them for what they’ve given to the team for the past four years. Skilton waved, as she walked toward Wheddon, with her dad smiling and waving back, still holding the cutout.Then the stands emptied, and players found their families and friends near the exit of the field.Skilton found her dad, and with her framed No. 22 jersey and him beside her, the senior looked at the stadium one last time before heading into the locker room. Commentslast_img read more