Samworth to extend food-to-go presence

first_imgLeicestershire-based chilled and ambient foods supplier Samworth Brothers has plans to expand into the food-to-go sector with the launch of its new Deli Bite brand.The range, which includes sandwiches, wraps, flapjacks, paninis, toasties, filled crusty rolls and pasta salads, is a bid to expand its offering of lunch options for time-poor consumers, said the company.It will be sold via the Ginsters Van Sales Company, which currently sells Ginsters sandwiches and savouries, as well as Soreen, all part of the Samworth Brothers Group.Alastair Johns, business development manager for Deli Bite, said: “As a business we already sell branded food to go across the UK, but we have identified an opportunity to unlock growth in fast, tasty and fresh snacks and lunches in a whole new range of retail outlets and cafes across different sectors.“The lunchtime category is a substantial. Sandwiches are the core of this new range, but we have big ambitions for the Deli Bite brand and will be looking to expand the range in the coming months.”The Deli Bite food to go range will launch with an RRP starting at £1.99 for sandwiches, £2.99 for the premium range and £0.99 for the flapjacks.Samworth Brothers is proposing to build a new 10,650sq m food production facility at Mountsorrel in Leicestershire.last_img read more

Inaugural Canyon Jam Brings Spafford, Aqueous, Main Squeeze, & More To The Mish [Photo/Video/Audio]

first_imgAqueous | Canyon Jam | Mishawaka Amphitheatre | Bellvue, CO | 9/9/17 | Photos by Bill McAlaine Set: Origami, Weight of the Word, Second Sight, King for a Day, Strawberry Fields > Kitty Chaser Organ Freeman | Canyon Jam | Mishawaka Amphitheatre | Bellvue, CO | 9/9/17 | Photos by Bill McAlaine After these two powerful performances, it was finally time for Friday’s headliners—The Main Squeeze. Led by kimono-clad frontman Corey Frye and his charismatic vocals, The Main Squeeze plays a special blend of soul and funk with a rock-and-roll edge, becoming a true force to be reckoned with. At any given moment, Frye’s crooning vocals were reminiscent of Jamiroquai or James Brown, though when guitarist Max Mewman or drummer Reuben Gingrich let loose, one might have have been reminded of Rage Against the Machine with their hard-hitting solos. Friday’s set saw the band play almost continually through fan-favorite originals like “I’ll Take Another,” “Dr. Funk,” and “ WWC,” though it was a cover of Tears For Fears’ hit “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” that got the venue truly fired up.The Main Squeeze, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”After a sunny Saturday on the water for the many attendees who were camped nearby, the music started back up on day two with evening sets from Colorado locals Jus’ Sayin’ and Cycles. The neo-soul stylings of Jus’ Sayin’ were a welcome way to start the day, with the local five-piece laying out some solid grooves to kick off Saturday’s festivities. The psychedelic trio Cycles got a thriving fanbase out early, with bassist Tucker McClung taking gold for best facial expressions and stage presence of the weekend. Their set wandered into spacey uncharted territory, per usual, but came together for a buttoned-up “Chapanga” to close.Cycles’ set at Canyon Jam, courtesy of The Space FishNext was the sleeper highlight of the weekend, fusion trio Organ Freeman. Though their comical name and song titles (for example, “Go by Richard, Not by Dick”) would suggest a light-hearted approach, once the three musicians got on stage, they were all business. All three musicians—Rob Humphreys on drums, Trevor Steer on organ/bass, and Erik Carlson on guitar—are top-tier players that offer head-scratching dynamics from their time together at the Musicians Institute of Hollywood. The band has a take on the organ jazz trio all their own, effortlessly jumping between tempos and time-signatures in creative ways not easily envisioned or mimicked.SETLIST: Organ Freeman | Mishawaka Amphitheater | Bellvue, CO | 9/9/17Set: Verve, Don’t eat your fingers, We’re on our way, You said you quit drinkin’, Only if you meant it, byrd vs fish, Putin and I get along fantastic, Go by Richard not by dick, Long live the king Aqueous’ set at Canyon Jam, courtesy of The Space FishClosing out the festival with a two-hour headlining slot was Arizona’s Spafford. Fresh off the release of a new album, Abaculus, which is a single-track studio exploration, it’s easy to see why the band has gained a reputation as incredible listeners. Drummer Cameron Laforest and bassist Jordan Fairless work together to create a backbone ready to bend any moment frontman Brian Moss’ guitar deems necessary. Spafford grabbed their audience’s attention immediately with their opening number, their debut of a cover of JJ Cale’s “After Midnight.” However, the group was at its best when they were exploring new territory on deep originals, like “Windmill,” and seamlessly jamming through tunes with their characteristic, tight transitions.SETLIST: Spafford | Canyon Jam | Mishawaka Amphitheater | Bellvue, CO | 9/9/17 Set One: After Midnight (JJ Cale cover, first time played) > Walls > All My Friends > Bee Jam > Electric Taco Stand > Alternate Ending > Electric Taco Stand, Windmill, Sweet, Backdoor Funk, Galisteo WaySpafford, “Electric Taco Stand” > “Alternate Ending”All in all, Canyon Jam’s debut was a well-received hit in one of the country’s top markets for jam music. By combining the passion of national acts still climbing the ladder with the natural beauty of Colorado, Canyon Jam is sure to be an event eagerly marked on calendars for years to come. Below, you can check out by-band galleries of photos from Canyon Jam day two courtesy of photographer Bill McAlaine.Keep an eye out for brand new music from all of the exciting acts on the bill in the near future. Organ Freeman just announced a brand new album, Respect My Art, which features members of Vulfpeck and Turkuaz. Spafford just released their all-improv odyssey, Abaculus: An Improvisational Experience, and Aqueous just released their complex new single “Weight of the Word” from their own upcoming studio album. You can also catch each of these bands on tour this fall. For more information on upcoming dates, or to purchase tickets, head to the bands’ websites (Spafford; The Main Squeeze; Aqueous; Organ Freeman; Mungion; Cycles; Jus Sayin).Spafford | Canyon Jam | Mishawaka Amphitheatre | Bellvue, CO | 9/9/17 | Photos by Bill McAlaine & Gary Sheer The Main Squeeze | Canyon Jam | Mishawaka Amphitheatre | Bellvue, CO | 9/8/17 | Photos by Gary Sheer Load remaining images Load remaining images Two days. One river. Eight great bands. The inaugural Canyon Jam was a hands-down success this past weekend at the Mishawaka, bringing together a group of the jam scene’s top young talent into one well-organized and well-executed festival. Few outdoor venues in Colorado—or the country for that matter—stack up to the intimate beauty of the Mishawaka in Bellevue, Colorado. The venue derives its name from a Native American word meaning “Big Rapids,” and the wooden stage sits tight against the banks of the Cache La Poudre River surrounded by the sheer cliffs of the canyon. Its natural scenery was the perfect setting to take a break from civilization and take in some incredible sold-out performances by Spafford, The Main Squeeze, Aqueous, Mungion, Organ Freeman, and more.Things kicked off Friday night with a soulful opening performance from Denver-based Moves at Midnight. Their catchy dance beats and melodic play between baritone and tenor saxophones delighted the early crowd. Next up was Chicago’s Mungion, a four-piece prog powerhouse that perhaps had the best chops of any act of the weekend. The band recently had their gear stolen after a gig in Detroit (a crowd-funding campaign to get them back on their feet has already raised over $30k) but was able to backline gear from the headliners and didn’t seem to miss a beat. Cerebral guitarist Justin Reckamp shined on some searing solos, but it was Mungion’s group improvisation and intricate compositions, especially on the set-closing “One Night Stan,” that set them apart.Moves at MidnightMungion Load remaining images Load remaining images Photo: Bill McAlaine A dialed-in set from Aqueous was next—yet another band on the bill that has jumped from up-in-comer to festival staple over the last few years. The four-piece brought a welcoming vibe, maintaining a progressive foundation while also diving into traces of ska and reggae that kept the music jubilant. In an unexpected change of pace, the band dropped into a beautiful rendition of the Beatles’ tune “Strawberry Fields Forever.” Their extended version of the catchy “Kitty Chaser (explosions)” was the best jam of the weekend, diving into fifteen minutes of glitchy improvisation before circling back to the hook.SETLIST: Aqueous | Canyon Jam | Mishawaka Amphitheater | Bellvue, CO | 9/9/17last_img read more

Photos! See Frankie J. Grande Hit You With His Best Shot in Rock of Ages

first_img Rock of Ages Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 Related Shows View Comments Social media maven Frankie J. Grande is back on Broadway in Rock of Ages, and we’ve got a first look at the star in action! Grande plays German real-estate developer Franz (who has a secret dream of opening a candy store) in the hit ‘80s jukebox musical, and judging by these exclusive photos, the Big Brother star feels right at home in his new acid-wash jeans. Check out these photos of Grande channelling his inner rock star, then see him in Rock of Ages at the Helen Hayes Theatre through January 18, 2015!last_img

US Government Donates New Batch of Ventilators to Honduras

first_imgBy U.S. Embassy in Honduras August 18, 2020 The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated an additional 160 ventilators on July 31 to support Honduras’ response to the COVID-19 crisis.The ventilators, produced in the United States, are highly specialized medical equipment and an essential resource for treating intensive care patients, to help them breathe while they fight against the virus. In addition, USAID is providing the necessary professional training needed for the proper use of the 210 ventilators donated so far.USAID is also funding the construction of virology labs in Cortés, La Ceiba, and Copán to expand COVID-19 testing capabilities and isolate infected people in time. USAID works with the Ministry of Education to benefit around 1.6 million students nationwide with resources for distance learning, and has collaborated in the development and implementation of biosecurity protocols, so that essential businesses can continue working without putting their employees’ or customers’ health at risk.For more than half a century, the United States has been the main contributor to worldwide health and humanitarian assistance. These ventilators are an example of the U.S. spirit of solidarity, as we continue the fight against COVID-19 together with our sister nations around the world.USAID is the U.S. government agency that has worked for almost 60 years with the Honduran government and its people. USAID programs have contributed to reducing poverty and creating opportunities for Hondurans through programs for health, education, sustainable economic growth, environmental protection, infrastructure development, governance, and democracy.last_img read more

JP Morgan ends City stand-off

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Family home in blue-chip suburb could well be a dream renovation

first_imgThe cute cottage at 2 Shaw St, Bardon. Photo: A bit of work may need to be done to 2 Shaw Street, Bardon.Mr Argent has marketed the property as being “liveable right now”.“There is the chance to move in, rent out and make plans in your own time,” he said.The property features various sleep-outs that could be used as study books or converted into ensuites or walk-in robes. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour ago2 Shaw Street, Bardon.The original gem, at 2 Shaw St, Bardon, is in need of a major makeover and goes under the hammer on September 9.The three-bedroom, one-bathroom property is a deceased estate and could be transformed into a charming contemporary home. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here 2 Shaw Street, Bardon.Urban Property Agents — Paddington selling agent Daniel Argent said the property had an original kitchen which featured its own fireplace. The original fireplace at 2 Shaw Street, Bardon.A cute cottage in a blue-chip suburb of Brisbane has hit the market for the first time since 1947. 2 Shaw Street, Bardon. The bathroom at 2 Shaw Street, Bardon.last_img read more

Cottage buyers sold on waterside location

first_imgThe home at 54 Collins St, Woody Point.A TIMBER cottage close to the water in Woody Point has sold after strong interest from buyers. Marketing agent Jo Szulc, of One Agency Redcliffe and North Lakes, said the three-bedroom property at 54 Collins St sold for $385,000. “We had massive interest in the home,” she said. “It was a timber home in an absolutely prime location, so the strong interest was really no surprise.” Ms Szulc said potential buyers included investors, owner-occupiers and renovators.“They all loved the property in terms of location and could see it had really good bones,’’ she said.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Inside the home at 54 Collins St, Woody Point.‘‘It just needed that extra work to transform it from an original cottage to a beautiful home.’’ The local agent said the buyer was a local investor.“They were looking for a home, in a great location, that they could renovate,” she said. “They are possibly looking at raising and extending the home but their plans are still in the early stages.”Ms Szulc said the Woody Point market was still strong. “Supply is tight and demand is high. I don’t see it slowing down any time soon,” she said.last_img read more

Russian airline suspends service to Jamaica

first_img Sharing is caring! 86 Views   no discussions Share KINGSTON,Jamaica (CMC) – The recent political developments between Russia and Ukraine, has led to the suspension of service provided by Transaero Airlines.On Thursday, the Ministry of Tourism announced that Transaero will be suspending service between Moscow and Montego Bay, effective March 28, with a resumption of service set for November.This development has been attributed to “dramatic currency fluctuations in Russia, their impact on airline operations and recent political developments.”As a direct result of this development, the tourism ministry says the Jamaica Tourist Board’s (JTB) Regional Director in Europe, has been dispatched to Moscow “to keep in touch with the market and to protect the gains we have made there.”The airline began its Jamaica service in the winter of 2012/13. At the time it was welcomed as a major boost to the tourist trade from that part of the world. It was so successful that the airline opted to maintain the service through the entire year.However, in light of these recent political developments, Transaero has revealed it is not confident in its ability to maintain the same level of service this year.Caribbean Media Corporation BusinessLifestyleTravel Russian airline suspends service to Jamaica by: – March 21, 2014center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Quad City Speedway hosts Aug. 3 Weedon Memorial

first_imgEAST MOLINE, Ill. – Quad City Speedway hosts its ninth annual Ronnie Weedon Memorial on Sunday, Aug. 3, with a $1,000 to win, minimum $150 to start feature for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds. Sponsored by J & J Camper Sales, the draw/redraw event is a qualifier for the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. At stake are IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region and Allstar Performance State, but no local track points.Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. The entry fee for Modifieds is $40 and pit passes are $30. Pit gates at East Moline open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. The draw ends and the drivers’ meeting starts at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:15 p.m. with racing to follow.More information about the Reinhart Memorial is available at the website by emailing [email protected]last_img read more

Koscielny focuses on Gunners future

first_img The Gunners recorded a memorable victory over Bayern in the Allianz Arena in March, where Koscielny scored the second goal of a 2-0 win in their Champions League last 16 second-leg clash. Although it was not enough to secure qualification, it restored belief and kickstarted Arsenal’s brilliant end to the campaign, with eight out of 10 victories. Koscielny hopes his team can take that confidence into the new campaign, which will see them play a crucial Champions League qualifier in August. “The second leg of the Champions League against Bayern Munich was a trigger for us,” he added. “In the process, we almost won everything. “The most important thing is that Arsenal is in the Champions League. It is super exciting to play against the best teams in Europe.” Arsenal are expected to strengthen the squad this summer, with Real Madrid’s £25million-rated forward Gonzalo Higuain high on the watchlist of manager Arsene Wenger. The club are set to confirm the arrival of Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer when the France Under-21 attacker’s contract with Auxerre expires on July 1. Koscielny, 27, impressed alongside Per Mertesacker at the heart of the Arsenal defence over a 10-match unbeaten run in the Barclays Premier League which saw them overhaul rivals Tottenham to snatch fourth place and secure another shot at the Champions League. The France international has found himself linked with a summer move away from the Emirates Stadium, with Bayern Munich touted as a possible destination. However, the defender maintains his current focus is completely with the Gunners. Speaking to French regional newspaper La Montagne, Koscielny said: “I have a four-year contract. For now, I am still at Arsenal.” Press Associationcenter_img Defender Laurent Koscielny has again reaffirmed his commitment to Arsenal – and believes the Gunners can use their superb end to last season as a springboard for success in 2013/2014.last_img read more