Videos: Behind BB75 Jenkins Bakery and Britvic

first_imgBritish Baker spoke to David Jenkins, commercial director at Jenkins Bakery in Llanelli, South Wales, about difficult trading conditions in 2011 and addressing parking issues on the high street.We also spoke to Lindsey Garland, business development manager at Britvic soft drinks – the main sponsor of the first BB75 Lunch. She discussed the importance of the right breadth of range in stores, the highest-performing soft drinks categories for 2012 and formulating relationships with retail bakeries at the event.Music: Pasadena by Emerald Park (Creative Commons licence)YouTube link (David Jenkins): link (Lindsey Garland):

Saudi ends virus lockdown despite spike in infections

first_imgOn Sunday, the total number of infections rose to 157,612, while the death toll climbed to 1,267, according to data from the health ministry.Intensive care units in the capital Riyadh and the Red Sea city of Jeddah are crowded with coronavirus patients, putting pressure on the health care system, medical sources told AFP.But the decision to lift restrictions comes amid the kingdom’s worst economic crisis in decades as it grapples with the twin blow of low oil prices and the impact of the virus.Mosques outside of Mecca reopened at the end of May, but with strict rules imposing social distancing and other measures. But the kingdom has said the year-round “umrah” pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina will remain suspended over fears of the coronavirus pandemic spreading in Islam’s holiest cities.Authorities are yet to announce whether they will proceed with this year’s hajj, scheduled for the end of July, but have urged Muslims to defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage.Last year, some 2.5 million faithful travelled to Saudi Arabia from across the world to take part in the hajj, which all Muslims must perform at least once in their lives if able. But Saudi Arabia’s General Commission for Audiovisual Media announced the reopening of cinemas across the kingdom with strict guidelines on social distancing.”We are happy and cautious at the same time… I have been without a haircut for five months,” said Bashayer, a Saudi customer at a Riyadh hair salon.”But we are… scared. I sanitize my hands whenever I touch anything,” she said, while a hairdresser clad in a mask and face shield cut her hair.The kingdom, which has the highest reported coronavirus infections in the Gulf, has seen a spike in cases after it began a phased easing of stringent lockdown measures in late May. Saudi Arabia on Sunday ended a nationwide coronavirus curfew and lifted restrictions on businesses, including hair salons and cinemas, after three months of stringent curbs, despite a spike in infections.Prayers were also allowed to resume in mosques in the holy city of Mecca, state media reported, just weeks before the annual hajj pilgrimage is due to start.International flights and religious pilgrimages, however, remain suspended and social gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, according to the interior ministry.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Joshua Begging for Unification Fight, Says Wilder

first_imgAnthony Joshua’s team  are “begging” for a world heavyweight unification bout, says WBC champion Deontay Wilder.The American, 33, controversially drew with Britain’s Tyson Fury in Los Angeles earlier this month. Anthony Joshua The WBC has since sanctioned a direct rematch after a “unanimous agreement” in a meeting of the board of governors.“They’re definitely begging now. His management have been trying to reach out to mine all of a sudden,” Wilder told Joe Rogan’s podcast on Monday.“He could have had this opportunity, he had many opportunities; he could have fought Luis Ortiz, he could have fought me, he had a chance to fight (Tyson) Fury.“But people want to know who’s the best, especially after seeing this Fury fight, and I’ve been trying to show people who is the best. I’m always going to say I’m the best until I’m defeated.”A bout between WBC champion Wilder and Joshua – who holds the IBF and WBO, WBA belts – would unify the titles in the heavyweight division.Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has previously engaged in failed negotiations with Wilder’s team.The 29-year-old British boxer is yet to confirm an opponent for his next fight on 13 April at Wembley Stadium, with Hearn saying “it comes down to what Wilder wants to do”.“Wilder is our absolute first and golden choice,” Hearn said.“Anthony will then become undisputed champion and then I think it’s only right Fury gets his shot as well.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Champagne on ice as Gor beat Chemelil

first_imgEliud Lokuwam scored barely 10 minutes after coming on in a scrappy game that didn’t provide much of attacking spectacle especially for most of the second half.But that mattered less; the most important thing was the result. With maximum points against Sofapaka and AFC Leopards in their next two games, Gor will be confirmed champions.With the CAF Confederation Cup tie against Rayon Sports lingering in the horizon on Sunday, head coach Dylan Kerr made sweeping changes to his squad, giving the entire second team an opportunity to prove their worth.From the team that won against Kakamega Homeboyz in Kisumu on Monday afternoon, only keeper Shabaan Odhoji started. The rest of the first team players were not even on the starting team, the coach choosing to give them a complete rest.The game took a bit of time to get into rhythm and Gor’s first chance of the game came after 14 minutes when Bernard Ondiek’s shot from inside the box flew wide after a goalmouth scramble off a Wesley Onguso corner.Four minutes later, Chemelil keeper Richard Aimo pulled off a brilliant double save to keep his side into contention.He first did well to spread his body on the ground nicely to block a shot from Ephraim Guikan after the Ivorian controlled beautifully a pass from Lawrence Juma before going at goal with his weaker right foot.From the rebound, Aimo was at hand once again to give a powerful punch to the ball after it was sent right back in with a rifling shot from Ondiek.Chemelil struggled to create chances and tried to catch Gor off the break. In the 28th minute, a through ball was threaded to Bernard Biko, buthe wasn’t fast enough to it as Odhoji came off his line to clear.Nine minutes from the break, Felix Oluoch had the sugar millers’ first effort on target with his header off a Francis Ochollah cross from the right heading straight into Odhoji’s arms.Gor were forced into a change two minutes to halftime with Guikan being forced out injured after a heavy collision with the Chemelil keeper going for a high ball. His place was taken by Innocent Wafula.There wasn’t much to talk about in the second half from a scrappy display, none of the two sides being able to keep the ball for more than five touches.The game changing moment came in the 68th minute when Kerr introduced Lokuwam for Samuel Onyango. The youngster repaid the faith Kerr had in him scoring the winner within 10 minutes of coming on.A through ball from Cersidy Okeyo into the box saw keeper Aimo clash with his defenders as he came out to collect, Lokuwam taking advantage to bounce the ball off their path and slam into an empty net for his first goal in Gor colors.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Eliud Lokuwam in action against Chemelil Sugar. PHOTO/KPLNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 16 – They might not have done it in superb fashion as they have done for the better part of the season, but they did it anyway. Gor Mahia moved closer to clinching a record-setting 17th Kenyan Premier League title with a 1-0 win over Chemelil Sugar at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Thursday, opening a 17-point gap on top of the standings with a match at hand.last_img read more