first_img== Gates boost for wheat ==Microsoft founder Bill Gates is throwing his considerable financial clout behind efforts to develop rust-resistant varieties of wheat. Gates and his wife, Melinda, have given Cornell University in the US a grant of $26.6 million (£13m) to screen for rust at facilities in Kenya and Ethiopia and help track the spread of new variants of rust. The UG99 strain, which originated in Uganda in 1999, has now spread as far as Iran.== Hain gets Daily Bread ==The New York-based Hain Celestial Group has acquired Daily Bread, the UK-based producer of branded freshly prepared products for foodservice. Daily Bread, which generated sales of around £12 million last year, is an accredited supplier to Buckingham Palace, museums and sporting venues.== Hiestand on the up ==Hiestand, the Swiss baker in which IAWS holds a 32% stake, has revealed a 31% increase in profits and sales growth of 44% in 2007. The company’s results were boosted by the operations of German baguette maker Fricopan, which it bought in 2006.== Greggs expands ==Greggs has invested £150,000 and created 10 new jobs in opening a new shop on the Fieldhead Business Park at Listerhills in Bradford. It will provide nearby businesses with a range of food and drink. The company now has a network of seven shops around the city.== Myers takes flight ==Myers Bakery, a family-owned business in Lincolnshire, has landed a one-year contract to supply 600 of its fruity plum loaves to inflight caterer Gate Gourmet, which provides food served on British Airways flights. Cabin crews will be briefed on the origins and ingredients of the plum loaf.last_img read more

first_imgThe American market is, immediately after the British, the second most important emitting market for Dubrovnik, and in 2019 159 American tourists stayed in Dubrovnik (146% more than in 16), and 2018 overnight stays were realized (442% more than in 256). ).  Due to new measures of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, caused by the epidemiological situation in Croatia, unfortunately, the conference “ASTA DESTINATION EXPO”, which was to be held in December this year in Dubrovnik, at the Valamar Lacroma Hotel, was postponed for April 15-18, 2021.  The ASTA DESTINATION EXPO 2021 conference is a unique opportunity to promote Dubrovnik and Croatia, and hosting numerous American tourism experts in Dubrovnik, who will negotiate deals directly with Croatian tourism service providers at B2B meetings, will be a necessary optimistic message to the entire travel industry. next tourist season.center_img Photo: Pixabay.comlast_img read more

first_imgRovman Powell – 5 June 2020 55 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweet The Hero Caribbean Premier League has worked with Trombone Productions and Sunset+Vine to create films that tell the stories of three of the most exciting Caribbean cricketers. The films focus on Oshane Thomas, Keemo Paul and Rovman Powell.  In each film these talented young men travel back to their home towns and meet the people who helped them become the cricketers they are today. We also hear from some of the superstar cricketers who they have played with in their career, with the likes of Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Shoaib Malik giving us their thoughts on these players.   Oshane Thomas visits the site of his brother’s murder, talks about how this impacted on his life and how he overcame this to become an international cricketer.  Keemo Paul grew up in a tiny fishing village on the Essequibo River. His house had no running water and no electricity. It is more than 30 miles from the nearest road. This is where he first learned to play cricket, and we go back to visit the community that made him the man he is today, and somewhere he still calls home. Rovman Powell takes us to meet his mother who raised him and his sister on her own, sometimes working three jobs to give him the start he needed to excel at cricket.  Speaking about this films CPL’s Head of Production, Paul Pritchett-Brown, said: “When documenting sports people it is their on field talent that is usually the focus, but behind every successful athlete is a story of where they came from, the people who made their careers possible and the defining moments in their lives that give them the drive and focus to become the best in the world at what they do. It was a privilege to be able to go to where these impressive young men came from and to tell their stories.”You can watch the first of these films featuring Oshane Thomas via this link. All three films will be available on the Caribbean Premier League YouTube and Facebook pages. They will be premiered on the following dates:  Share ABOUT THE HERO CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE:First started in 2013, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. There was a combined broadcast and digital viewership of 312million during the 2019 season to make it one of the fastest growing leagues in world cricket. In 2019 the tournament made a positive economic impact across the Caribbean of US$136million. Barbados Tridents are the current Hero CPL champions and the other competing teams are Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Zouks and Jamaica Tallawahs. The 2020 tournament is scheduled to take place between 19 August and 26 September. For further information visit www.cplt20.com. Keemo Paul – 22 May 2020 Share EntertainmentLifestyleNewsRegional Hero CPL to Launch Life Stories Films by: – May 8, 2020last_img read more