A Scottish baker has been nominated for a BBC Food and Farming Award for his commitment to producing real bread.Former BBC producer Andrew Whitley, who runs Bread Matters bakery in Peeblesshire, has been put forward as one of three finalists for the Derek Cooper Award. It recognises individuals or organisations doing the most to bring about real change in our relationship with food.Whitley set up the Real Bread Campaign, which aims to champion handmade bread, using only the necessary ingredients. French chef and baker Richard Bertinet is one of several ambassadors for the campaign and won the BBC Food Champion of the Year Award in 2010.Whitley said: “It’s great when you think about the bread sector that we’re a very small community, but have been featured two years in a row so prominently in these awards. We are taking a new approach to bread and now is the time to put the old ways to bed.“The Real Bread Campaign grew from the need to know how bread is made. We should be encouraging people to challenge bakers and come clean about what is going into their bread – if it includes any enzymes or additives and how it is being made.”Whitley also runs training and bakery classes at his West Linton-based bakery, including a course on Baking for the Community, which looks at the whole picture from making bread, turning it into a successful business and how a bakery can support the whole community. “Bakers are the glue of the community; it’s a useful job to aspire to and is helping in the revival of local economies,” added Whitley. “It also provides an interaction of meeting around bread, which is important to the physical and mental good health of communities.“We should be encouraging young people and teaching them the craft by hand. It gives them that sense of skill and self-worth, but we cannot do that without positioning our bakeries as something truly admirable.”Whitley is up against food charity FareShare, which aims to address issues with hunger and food waste, alongside The Food for Life Partnership, a network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture.Winners will be announced at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham on 23 November.
John Flavell, Mortgage Choice CEO, John Flavell, said a minor change saw borrowers shift back toward variable-rate home loans.The latest research by mortgage broker, Mortgage Choice, revealed borrowers have shifted back to variable-rate home loans.According to the company’s latest national home loan approval data, variable rate home loans accounted for 75.06 per cent of all mortgages written throughout June — up from 73.57 per cent the month prior.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoMortgage Choice CEO, John Flavell, said the move was prompted by lenders that tweaked down their variable principal-and-interest home loan rates.“While most lenders have only trimmed the interest charged on their variable principal-and-interest mortgages by five basis points or so, these rate adjustments have clearly been strong enough to encourage borrowers to opt for a variable rate mortgage rather than a fixed rate product,” Mr Flavell said.The numbers also showed fixed rate home loans were 24.94 per cent of all loans written in June — down from 26.43 per cent the month prior.“While down on the previous month, it is important to note that fixed-rate demand is still relatively high by long term standards,” Mr Falvell said.Looking ahead, Mr Flavell said it was “hard to judge” what would happen with fixed rate demand in the future.
Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson is the latest player to plan a potential departure from the Hokies, citing “disrespect” as a main reason for his decision to move on from the program.”After much thought, consideration and discussion with my family, we think it’d be best for me to pursue my academic and football career elsewhere,” Jackson wrote on Twitter, in part. Thank you Virginia Tech. pic.twitter.com/1BUBc7kQpI— Josh Jackson (@joshiejack17) January 24, 2019Jackson felt disrespected after he was knocked out of his starting position due to injury and was asked to compete for the starting quarterback job again this spring, according to The Roanoke Times, which cited unidentified sources. He suffered a broken leg while playing against Old Dominion on Sept. 22 and missed the rest of the season after starting three games.Jackson, Virginia Tech’s starting quarterback for all of 2017, threw for 3,566 yards as a Hokie with 25 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. He was 11-5 as a starter. Related News Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell discusses transfer to Miami In addition to Jackson, running back Deshawn McClease also announced his intentions to transfer, joining two other teammates who announced their decision to explore other options earlier this week. McClease, who rushed for 433 yards on 96 attempts with two touchdowns in 2018, wrote on Twitter, in part, “After discussing with my family, we believe that it is best for me to transfer to another university following graduation this spring. I am very eager to continue my football journey and further my education.” Texas QB Shane Buechele to transfer after May graduation, report says Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente acknowledged the wave of players with intentions of potentially transferring and issued a statement Wednesday.“Our coaching staff remains firmly committed to developing a winning culture at Virginia Tech where our student-athletes can learn, grow and thrive in all aspects of their lives,” Fuente said in the statement, via The Roanoke Times. “As head coach I certainly understand when young men desire to explore their options by entering themselves in the NCAA’s transfer portal.“Our evaluation of all aspects of our football program is constant and ongoing. In my postseason one-on-one meetings with our student-athletes I asked for their input on what we can do better as a coaching staff and how I can better serve them as their head coach. I appreciate their feedback, as well as their willingness and desire to do whatever it takes to help us improve individually and collectively in 2019.”
SAN FRANCISCO — Mike Yastrzemski’s initial call after he learned he was being called up to the major leagues for the first time in his career was to his wife, Paige. One of the ensuing calls, naturally, was to his Hall of Fame grandfather.“It was nice to be able to tell him on the phone,” the grandson said Saturday of his brief conversation with Carl Yastrzemski, the Red Sox legend who still lives in Boston, “so it was cool.”Yastrzemski was called up from Triple-A Sacramento and started for …
28 June 2013 South Africa and Ghana are committed to fast-tracking the implementation of an economic and technical co-operation agreement signed in 2011, Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe told a business seminar in Accra on Thursday. Thabethe is leading a delegation of South African businesspeople on a trade and investment mission to Ghana. “Relations between South Africa and Ghana have matured over the years, and the increase in bilateral trade from US$32-million in 2008 to $60.9-million is indicative of this maturity,” Thabethe said. “As much as relations have matured, I believe there exists further potential to increase trade, particularly in value-added products between our two countries and the region,” Thabethe said. “With the recent discovery of oil, I would urge Ghana to take advantage of the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone for the servicing of oil and gas rigs and for broader upstream exploration.” Thabethe also announced that South Africa would be taking a National Pavilion to the Ghana International Trade Fair in 2014. Ghanaian Minister of Trade and Industry Haruna Idrissu, also addressing Thursday’s seminar, expressed Ghana’s commitment to deepening economic trade with South Africa. “It is my belief that we present to you the most conducive conditions to conducting business in Ghana. Our constitution is against expropriation, and we are assuring you of significant openness to trading. “We welcome South African entities that want to invest in any sector, and are prepared to assist all value-adding projects. Entities looking to invest in Ghana on private-public partnerships will be incentivised, particularly those in the agro-processing sector,” Idrissu said. South Africa’s high commissioner in Ghana, Jeanette Ndhlovu, said the time for resolutions and declarations was now over. “We now have to move for concrete action,” she said. The mission was due to continue on Friday with business-to-business meetings between South African and Ghanaian companies, as well as site visits to industry related projects Source: SAnews.gov.za
Former NBA star Michael Jordan. AP FILE PHOTOMichael Jordan finally weighed in on the longstanding Kobe Bryant and LeBron James debate.During his Flight Camp in California, Jordan did not hesitate in replying “No” when asked if he would rank James over Bryant in the greatest basketball players of all time list.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jordan, who is widely-considered as the best player in the history of hoops, offered a simple explanation to his answer.“Would I rank LeBron over Kobe in terms of best of all time? No,” Jordan told campers as captured by Bay Area Sports HQ.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“There’s something about 5 that beats 3,” he said. “Now [LeBron] may be mad at me now, but Kobe won five championships. LeBron won three.”The 32-year-old James, arguably, has been the best player for nearly the past decade. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games So far, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar has three NBA titles, three Finals MVP awards, four regular season MVPs among his growing list of accomplishments.Bryant, who retired after his 20th season all with the Los Angeles Lakers, has embraced heir apparent tag to Jordan. He finished third in the NBA all-time scoring list with 33,643 points and was also known for being one of the most clutch.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko retires National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES View comments
zoom LNG development company NextDecade has signed an agreement to investigate the development of a new floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and LNG import terminal at Ireland’s Port of Cork.Under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the potential development at the Port of Cork would receive LNG from NextDecade’s planned Rio Grande LNG project in South Texas.NextDecade believes the Port of Cork facility could support imports of up to 3 mtpa from RGLNG.“The MOU commits the parties to undertake exclusive negotiations to develop the LNG import project,” NextDecade said. The development would provide “competitively priced energy solutions” to Ireland and its regional partners under long-term contracts.In late 2016, NextDecade agreed with FSRU provider FLEX LNG for the joint development of a full value chain infrastructure solution utilizing FSRU and dockside regasification import technology. FLEX LNG will be supporting the company to provide a fully integrated regas import solution for the proposed LNG terminal at the Port of Cork.The company is in discussions with European energy companies to enter into long-term purchase contracts for delivery of LNG at the Port of Cork.Additionally, NextDecade will manage shipping from its proposed RGLNG export facility at the Port of Brownsville in South Texas to the Port of Cork.
Manchester United have reportedly reached an agreement with Lazio for the first newcomer to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window – Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.The Serbian is set to be the Red Devils’ first signing in the summer transfer window as the Premier League side has agreed with the Serie A team to acquire him for the hefty fee of 80 million pounds, according to the Hard Tackle.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Savic has become a well-known and often mentioned name in Europe ever since he arrived at Lazio from Genk back in 2015. He played a key role for his team in the last two campaigns as he has exhibited excellent defensive skills as well as an incredible passing ability, thus making him a perfect midfielder.Milinkovic-Savic has been able to score 13 goals and provide the assists for 9 others in a total of 46 appearances across all tournaments Lazio are participating – which explains the interest in him coming from all around Europe.
Former Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce fears that his old side will be relegated unless Rafael Benitez and Mike Ashley resolve their disputeThe Magpies are winless and joint bottom of the Premier League table with just two points from eight games.Manager Benitez has grown increasingly frustrated with Newcastle owner Ashley’s lack of support in the transfer market.But Allardyce, who was fired by Ashley in January 2008, believes that Benitez must succeed regardless of the resources at Newcastle.“If you’re going to be successful, harmony at the top’s very important – communication and pulling in the right direction,” said Allardyce told PA Sport, via ITV.“Whether that’s happening with Rafa and Mike, I’m not privy to that information, but certainly, from my point of view as a manager, the relationship between the owners and you as a manager is critical.“(A club) can succeed but you have to put your differences to one side, both the owner and you, as the manager, and work together to get on with the job.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Whether you like each other or not doesn’t particularly matter; as long as you do the business and the best for the football club.“I was there for seven months and never really had a relationship with Mike – he wasn’t the type. He wanted other people to run the club and he wanted to come along and enjoy the ride. I don’t know whether that’s changed or not.“Because (in the transfer market Benitez is) limited, as we all find ourselves with whatever club we’re at, we try and use our tactics and the players we’ve got to the best of our ability.“The Newcastle fans give (Ashley) a lot of stick, but he is the owner of the football club and he has put his money in.“Whether that’s enough or not he decides how much money he wants to give the club and it’s up to you as the manager to try and spend that as wisely as you can.“Only time will tell if Rafa has. He certainly did last year; he finished very, very strongly. This year’s a difficult start but maybe again they’ll come through. New players again – we all have to settle players in very quickly, and that’s very demanding as a manager.”Newcastle will next face Brighton in the Premier League on October 20.