Trade snapshot: a view from Europain

first_imgSeen in the Innovations section of Europain, the latest flaky idea from France Bread Flakes! France’s five-day bakery show, for bread, confectionery and chocolate closed on Wednesday, 10 March. So could flakes catch on? Well, if it is a toss-up between toast or bread flakes, at least bread is the winner, say makers Paillasse International.What was impressive about the show? Lots, actually. The fabulous, fresh-made crusty bread that assuaged the senses as you entered the door and lived up to its promise. But also the Rue des Ecoles the street of schools where different colleges that teach bakery and patisserie took booths. Manned by teachers and pupils from the present, they welcomed potential pupils of the future. Career advisors turned up with interested students. Oh! if only we planned that more over here. But let’s not forget that France has 33,000 boulangers and just as many patissiers so the colleges and organisations that represent them have much greater resources for promoting and organising such publicity and events.And the trends? Well, health is much to the fore, even on the indulgence front, with fruits and fillings becoming more ’natural’. Back in the Innovations section, Puratos was pushing a mini-loaf and mini-brioche with a large dried fruit in the middle for kids to eat as soon as they rush home from school, so that they reach for something nutritious and filling instead of sweets or unhealthy snacks.On the family day on Sunday, parents walked around with their young children or explained to the older ones how machinery worked. They showed them young students competing in the bakery, confectionery and chocolate competitions and the children’s expressions said it all magic! Ireland produced a lovely green sugar sculpture, applauded by the crowds. And business was even busier on the Monday than the Sunday.last_img read more

Mailbag: who’s going to represent the Sharks at the NHL All Star Game?

first_imgSAN JOSE — Heading into the Christmas break, the Sharks are starting to look like the Stanley Cup contenders that everyone predicted they’d be back in training camp.They’ve won seven of nine games, putting together a season best five-game winning streak before the Winnipeg Jets beat them at SAP Center Thursday night. Despite the loss, the Sharks outplayed the Western Conference’s top-ranked team for 40 minutes, thrusting themselves back into the Stanley Cup conversation after a miserable month …last_img read more

Rice 2nd, Chalupsky 9th in Molokai

first_imgRice led with less than two kilometres to go in the brutal 52km crossing of the Kaiwi Channel, also known as the Channel of Bones, but was beaten to the finish at the Hawaii Kai Town Centre by former Olympic gold medallist Clint Robinson of Australia, who took the laurels in just less than four hours. RESULTSClint Robinson (Aus) 3:55:24Sean Rice (RSA) 4:00:43Cory Hill (Aus) 4:06:04Sam Norton (Aus) 4:12:43Craig Flanagan (RSA) 4:21:07Martin Kenny (Aus) 4:21:19Mike Walker (NZL) 4:21:44Dane Sloss (Aus) 4:26:50Oscar Chalupsky (RSA) 4:28:24Michael Beyer (Haw) 4:28:27Zsolt Szadovszki (Hun) 4:28:41Grant Kenny (Aus) 4:29:27Simon Longdill (NZL) 4:30:02Matt O’Garey (Aus) 4:31:08Jeff Le Marseney (Aus) 4:32:50 The race organisers have committed to holding the event in a four-day window period in the future to take advantage of optimal downwind racing conditions. “Congratulations to Clint for the win today,” said Chalupsky, a 12-time Molokai winner. “It was very tough for me today, but the ninth was all I could expect in the headwind conditions. Oscar Chalupsky’s bid to claim a 13th Molokai Challenge surfski marathon title in the year that he turned 50 ended with a ninth-place finish in Hawaii on Monday, with fellow South African Sean Rice coming within a whisker of winning the race on debut. 21 May 2013 “It was probably the toughest Molokai I have done. My average speed was 11.5km/h, when we usually average around 16km/h on a typical Molokai.” SAinfo reporter As they approached Portlock Point, the race had become a two-horse affair, with Rice taking the lead over Robinson, and the duo well clear of the rest of the contenders. String outRobinson gradually took the race by the scruff of the neck, sticking close to the rhumb line, and an hour-and-a-half into the race the field had strung out with Robinson leading Sam Norton, Sean Rice, Dane Sloss and Chalupsky, in fifth. Chalupsky led a bunch of contenders including Robinson and Rice on a northerly line from the start, staying on the rhumb line, while Martin Kenny spearheaded a group that went slightly further south.center_img “It is an international event, there are a handful of local Hawaiians and everyone else has flown in, so holding it over a window period is the way to go,” said Chalupsky. Local star Pat Dolan had clung tenaciously to third but was caught out by the massive surf at China Wall and dumped, smashing his ski into three pieces. ‘Started well’ Australian Miranda Davis won the women’s race, with a 25th place finish overall. ‘A long haul’“Conditions were really tough, but the wind from the right cooled things down a bit,” said Robinson. “It was a long haul.” By the time the leaders approached the legendary China Wall, where the surf was breaking in a 10-foot wall on the inside line close to the cliffs, Robinson was back in front, and caught a wave into the finish at Pillars and the town centre. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “I started really well, but as the headwind wore on the younger guys started to come through – you can see that in the results. Racing on flat seas in extreme heat and a slight northerly wind from the side, the race turned into a relentless grind with no downwind runs available to the paddlers.last_img read more

Service delivery innovators awarded

first_img3 November 2014Innovations in the delivery of services, healthcare, education, nutrition and voting rights to South Africans were recognised at the 12th annual Public Sector Innovation Awards, held in Kempton Park, Gauteng, on Friday.The overall winner was the Limpopo Department of Roads and Transport, which walked away with the Innovator of the Year Award, winning a trophy and cash prize of R60 000. Their invention, spearheaded by chief artisan and head of the Modimolle Mechanic Workshop Jacobus Potgieter, was a Jojo Diesel Tank that helped the department reduce costs and improve service delivery.The tank was designed and fitted to eight utility trucks with diesel pumps and gauges that reduced around R2-million in running costs and eliminated diesel spillages. One bakkie was able to service three graders, carrying 600 litres of diesel. Recycled material was used to build a support structure for the frames securing the tanks.“I’m excited and did not expect us to win in this tough category,” Potgieter said. He added that it was an innovation departments across the country should implement. “This is a good innovation and I think it will save the department a lot of money. It should be rolled out in other places.”Speaking at the ceremony, minister of public service and administration Collins Chabane said the awards showed that public officials could be forward-thinking and inventive.“The public service has been branded as un-innovative and this event tells a different story,” he said. “Your innovations are important in modernising the public service and improving service delivery. The quality of the projects here bears the high level of creativity in the public service. They will lay a crucial part in making the National Development Plan a reality.”Other award-winning inventions included a digital pen for mental health, an atlas of agricultural potential in Gauteng, a smartphone app for the national elections held in May, a nutrition scheme for creches, and a hospital pharmacy automation system.The awards were held in four categories: information and communication technology, service delivery institutions, improvements to internal systems of government, and innovative partnerships to deliver services.The full line-up of winners:Innovative use of ICT for effective service deliveryWinner: Digital Pen for Mental Health by the Department of Health in KwaZulu-NatalFirst runner- up: Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in KwaZulu-NatalSecond runner-up: Gauteng Agriculture Potential AtlasThird runner-up: Elections Mobile Application from the Independent Electoral CommissionInnovative service delivery institutionsWinner: Jojo Diesel Tanks by the Department of Roads and Transport, LimpopoFirst runner-up: RAF on the Road by the Road Accident FundSecond runner-up: Safe Anaesthesia for Africa Project, Ngwelezane Hospital, KwaZulu-NatalThird runner-up: Dietetics Creche Outing: Malnutrition Kicked Out, Department of Health, LimpopoInnovative enhancements of internal systems of governmentWinner: Case Management and Community Empowerment, Tembisa Hospital, GautengFirst runner-up: Pharmacy Automation, Helen Joseph Hospital, GautengSecond runner-up: Extra School Support Programme, Department of Education, GautengThird runner-up: Open Development Engine, Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs, LimpopoInnovative partnership in service deliveryWinner: The Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Department of Health, KwaZulu-NatalJoint first runner-up: Learn-not-to-Burn Programme, Department of Education, Gauteng and Community Food Production Units, Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentSecond runner-up: Lego Project, Tshwane South District in partnership with Hands on TechnologySouthAfrica.info reporter and SANews.govlast_img read more

Gilas goes 2-0 in World Cup qualifiers, hurdles Taiwan

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Klisura, Foton target 7th victory June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro and Matthew Wright sprung into action to put some fight in the Philippines after going down by twin digits right in the first three minutes, 2-12.“June Mar saved us,” said Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes. “We got off to a terrible start.”Gilas just couldn’t quite shake off Taipei—much like Japan in their 77-71 opening win in Tokyo—as the Taiwanese hung around for most of the second half until Wright stepped up to provide the spark the Filipinos needed in the final quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Filipino-Canadian Wright knocked in all of his 11 points in the fourth period, nine coming from three-point range, that gave Gilas some breather, 84-76, going into the last two minutes.Castro led the Philippines with 20 points, the same number he dropped in Japan, while Fajardo also delivered 17 points and eight rebounds. The Taiwanese last threatened at 73-72, at the six-minute mark before a Castro three-point play and the last of Wright’s three triples put the Filipinos in command for good, 79-72.Despite the perfect start, the pressure mounts as Gilas takes on powerhouse Australia next in the tournament’s second window starting Feb. 22, 2018 in Adelaide.Taipei’s naturalized player Quincy Davis dropped 12 of his team-best 20 points early to lift the Taiwanese to a 19-8 edge, before the Filipinos rallied to wrest the lead, 44-42, at halftime.Aussies whip JapaneseIn another qualifying match, Australia, nowhere near its full strength but still posing as the biggest hurdle for Gilas Pilipinas in the first round of the qualifying series, whipped Japan, 82-58, at Titanium Arena for a similar 2-0 start.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Australia kicked off its campaign with a lopsided win over Chinese Taipei, 104-66, on Friday at Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium.Despite the final score, Australia did not have an easy time against Japan, not with the visiting Japanese shooting well in the early goings and trailing by just one, 23-22, at the end of the first quarter.The Akatsuki Five stayed within striking distance of the Boomers up until the payoff period, where Australia outscored Japan, 22-8, to put the game beyond reach.Tall orderReyes described the bid to beat Australia, which finished fourth in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, as “suntok sa buwan (a long shot) to the highest degree” even minus Aussie NBA stars like Ben Simmons, Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut and Matthew Dellavedova.Australia, its current roster bannered by Olympic veterans like Chris Goulding, Brad Newley and Damian Martin, is among the favorites to qualify in the region as the new Fiba grouping merged Asia and Oceania.Australia ranks ninth in the world rankings, the highest in the Asia-Oceania group, followed by Iran (22nd), China (24th), New Zealand (27th) and the Philippines (30th).True to form, Australia wasted no time in showing its might when it torched Chinese Taipei with a 62 percent shooting clip from the field.Daniel Kickert, who dropped 15 points in just over 17 minutes of action, led five Aussies who finished in twin digits against the Taiwanese. —WITH FIBA.COMPHILIPPINES 90—Castro 20, Fajardo 17, Wright 11, Pogoy 11, Ravena 9, Abueva 8, Blatche 6, Norwood 5, Aguilar 3.CHINESE-TAIPEI 83—Davis 20, Chou Y. 17, Huang 16, Liu 7, Tsai 6, Lee 6, Chou P.C. 4, Chou P.H. 3, Chen 2, Chiang 2, Hu 0, Lu 0.Quarters: 18-23, 44-42, 65-64, 90-83 LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERIn defending its home court, Gilas Pilipinas got a bit sloppy.The old reliables, though, managed to clean up the mess as the Philippines turned back Chinese Taipei, 90-83, for a 2-0 start in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifying series Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ MOST READlast_img read more

Thistleton finishes 2nd in elite female despite bike crash

first_imgPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Jacqueline Thistleton crashed her bike midway through the course and she could’ve easily quit right then and there.“It all happened so quickly. Everything was broken. I wasn’t coming at all together,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT But giving up is not an option for the gritty Australian as she picked herself up and soldiered on.Thistleton admitted her road to recovery was all a blur as her competitive spirit got the better of her for the remainder of the track.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“I guess it was just adrenaline. I think I just had the adrenaline to get on to the bike and see where I can go. It wasn’t pretty coming back on bike,” she said.She also couldn’t let down the Cebuano crowd down in her first triathlon race in the Philippines. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet 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 LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “I guess it was just the crowd. I had so much support and I’d like to give everyone justice — my family, my friends, everyone. It’s adrenaline, to be honest, and it’s just about it,” she said.Thistleton’s character showed in weathering the storm and not only did she get back in the race, she also managed to finish second in the elite female category of the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Sunday here.After an inspiring stint, Thistleton hopes to get another invite, especially with the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship set to be hosted here next year.“I’ll tell everyone come over and give it a go. It’s definitely worth the trip,” she said with a smile.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant GALLERY: 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READlast_img read more

Roger Federer eases into 12th French Open quarterfinal

first_imgSwitzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates after winning against Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer during their men’s singles fourth round match on day eight of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 2, 2019. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)Roger Federer reached the French Open quarterfinals for the 12th time on Sunday, becoming the oldest man in 28 years to make the last-eight of a Slam.The 37-year-old eased past Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 and will face either close friend and Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka or Greek sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas for a semi-final spot.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Federer didn’t face a break point in the fourth round match against the outclassed world number 68 played in a sweltering 32 degrees on Court Philippe Chatrier.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:31CamNorte Gov faces complaints for violating ease of doing business rules01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Federer will be playing in his 54th quarter-final at a Slam, cementing his place on top of the all-time men’s list.Despite leading Wawrinka 23-3 in career head-to-head meetings, Federer said he still remembers his quarter-final loss to his friend in Paris four years ago.“I have a bad memory of it. Stan beat me in three sets with his terrible shorts!“But he played really great that year and won the title.”Federer, the 2009 champion in Paris, is the oldest man to make the quarter-finals of a Slam since Jimmy Connors at the 1991 US Open.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue TNT blasts Phoenix in heated game featuring 6 ejections “It’s fabulous that I can spend this time in Paris,” said Federer who last played the tournament in 2015 when he made the quarter-finals — where he lost to Wawrinka.The Greek star, meanwhile, defeated Federer in the last 16 of the Australian Open in January.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I was prepared for the worst scenario, losing in the first round in three sets. But I am super happy with my performance.“I will need to play like this again against either Stan or Tsitsipas.” MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportlast_img read more

North Queensland Junior Champs

first_imgTownsville Brothers touch club dominated the North Queensland junior championships last weekend. Brothers were present in six of the nine grand final matches played on Sunday with three of their players – Jacob Abel, Jason Norford and Nathan Norford – named players of the final. The ever-growing event saw 92 teams, comprised of more than 1000 players, compete at the titles. Of the 92 teams, 40 travelled from cities around the region, including Mackay, Cairns, Atherton, Cloncurry and many places in between. It was a close contest in the under-10 girls division with Gordonvale defeating Townsville Crocs 3-2 in the final. Gordonvale’s Tahila Smith was named player of the final. The boys under-10 division was a walk-over for Sharks White who defeated Brothers 8-2. Jacob Abel of Brothers was player of the final. In the under-12 girls division, Mackay defeated Bowen 4-3 and player of the final was Mackay’s Olivia Hadok Quadrio. In the boys grand final clash Frogs Green annihilated Brothers 10-0 with Ivan Lynch of Frogs named player of the final. The older division games saw Cairns down Redskins 4-1 in the under-14 girls with Cairns’ Connie Finlay player of the final. Brothers Blue dominated the under-14 boys final defeating Brothers White 9-2 with Jason Norford of Brothers Blue player of the final. In the top division, Sharks defeated Brothers 4-3 in the under-16 girls final while Brothers thrashed Bowen 10-1 in the under-16 boys. Crystal Browne of Sharks and Nathan Norford of Brothers were players of their finals.Thanks to Glen Richardson for providing the article content.last_img read more

Shazam Synopsis Revealed As Film Begins Production In Toronto

first_imgShazam!, the newest entry in the ever-changing DCEU, has begun production, and with it comes an official synopsis. Director David F. Sandberg helms the film which focuses on a young boy who is suddenly blessed with super powers.Production has officially begun on Shazam!, a new DCEU film that will bring the superhero formerly known as Captain Marvel (before Marvel’s Captain Marvel took that tile for good) to the big screen. Asher Angel stars as seemingly ordinary kid Billy Batson. Billy’s ordinary life is turned upside when he suddenly finds himself blessed with super powers thanks to a wizard. These powers enable Billy to transform into the adult superhero Shazam, played by Chucki star Zachary Levi. Now that production is under way, an official Shazam synopsis has been released. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more