Month: April 2021

  • THE SHOW GOES ON

    first_imgWire Belt Company (stand F602) manufactures Flat-Flex stainless steel conveyor belts. These are built of stainless steel and have an open structure, which increases product exposure and enables the easy removal of debris or washing and draining operations, says Wire Belt.last_img

  • Mono

    first_imgMono (Swansea, West Glamorgan) says its compact chocolate enrobing system, the Gami T400E, can produce up to 100kg of tempered chocolate an hour.The system is fully automatic with a 25kg melting kettle producing a continuous curtain of melted chocolate, which is then tempered through the cooling unit and delivered through an auger feeding pump.The built-in depositor enables the operator to set exact chocolate quantities for confectionery moulds, bars or hollow chocolate products.The unit has a wide range of optional accessories including tools for total product coverage, underside only, zig-zag or striped patterns and a vibrating table for chocolate moulds.Martin Jones, sales director at Mono, says: “The Gami T400E is, in effect, a mini chocolate factory. It is compact but has great flexibility so you can easily produce a range of added-value chocolate items.”last_img read more

  • McVitie’s makes a bid for growth

    first_imgUnited Biscuits (UBUK) has launched several new products for the New Year in a bid to drive growth across the biscuit and cake categories. New McVitie’s Hobnobs Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies and Hobnobs Milk Choc Chip & Hazelnut Cookies are to hit the shelves from this month. UBUK will also be introducing the second phase of its McVitie’s VIP Club loyalty campaign, from March, which offers consumers the opportunity to win trips away.The firm is also expanding its go ahead! Yoghurt Breaks range, with the addition of a new cherry-flavoured variant this month. Meanwhile, the saturated fat in go ahead!’s Crispy Fruit Slices has been reduced and, from February, will contain 49 calories each. January has also seen McVitie’s Cake Company launch go ahead! Fruity Cake Slices, available in Apple & Sultana and Honey, Caramel & Sultana varieties.last_img read more

  • Sugar beet quality could hit ABF rise

    first_imgAssociated British Foods (ABF) has warned that a damaged UK sugar beet crop could slow growth this year, after reporting group revenue up 10% in the 16 weeks to 8 January.The company’s interim management statement showed sugar revenues 7% ahead of last year, with higher sugar prices in all regions, which would be used to recover higher wheat costs.However, ABF warned that while UK sugar beet yields were in line with expectations, the sharp rise in temperature after freezing pre-Christmas weather was affecting the quality of a quarter of crops still to be processed. An trading update will follow on 28 February.Further increases in Kingsmill volumes and market share drove a good result at Allied Bakeries, it reported, with revenue up 9% in the grocery division. However, price deflation, driven mainly by promotional activity across the market, and increased competition affected the bread businesses.Selling price increases are planned, or have already been implemented, to recover higher commodity costs, particularly in wheat, corn oil and spices. A company statement said: “Last year saw a step-change in the group’s profitability and, although further growth is expected for the coming year, this will be moderated by the eventual impact of the adverse weather conditions on UK sugar production.”last_img read more

  • Sayers scraps food waste with Biffa

    first_imgSayers the Bakers has agreed a national food waste collection service with recycling and waste management company Biffa.Following a successful two-month trial, the Bolton-based independent retail bakery chain will be working closely with Biffa to dispose of general waste, cardboard and plastics and achieve 100% diversion of waste from landfill.Sayers is looking to cut waste and boost its environmental performance, with much of its food waste to be taken to Biffa’s Poplars AD plant, the largest of its kind in the UK. It has the capacity to process 120,000 tonnes of food waste every year, turning it into water, fertiliser and producing enough energy for 10,000 homes.Bob Barltrop, Biffa’s group sales and marketing director, said: “It’s great to be processing this food waste for Sayers. It is a clear demonstration that the food industry takes its environmental responsibility increasingly seriously.“It’s the right thing to do and, as landfill tax costs continue to rise it makes good business sense; it will increasingly be the cheapest thing to do with food waste. In fact collection contracts such as this are set to be the most economical way for businesses of all sizes to deal with food and general waste.”Sayers the Bakers is the biggest independent retail baker in the North West with over 150 shops throughout the region.last_img read more

  • Contractor accused of fraud now facing child molestation charges

    first_img Twitter Google+ Google+ Facebook Previous articleGov. Holcomb unsure whether suspension will disqualify Hill from remaining as A.G.Next articleKelly Jae’s closed for good in downtown Goshen Carl Stutsman By Carl Stutsman – May 12, 2020 0 335 Pinterest WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook WhatsApp Contractor accused of fraud now facing child molestation charges Pinterest Twitter A man who had previously been arrested for home improvement fraud is now being charged with child molestation.48 year old Glenn Ford was original taken into custody on May 7th for the fraud charge, now in a separate case a young girl that worked with him alleges they engaged in sexual activity over the period of about two years. The victim, who is now 15, says the contact first started when she was helping him hang drywall at a home. ABC 57 reports that Ford admitted to police that he and the victim had sex between five and seven times.Ford has past convictions for criminal recklessness, receiving stolen auto parts, auto theft, and more. He is being held without bond.Read more here with our partners in news at ABC 57last_img read more

  • New sentence for convicted kidnapper

    first_img WhatsApp New sentence for convicted kidnapper Twitter WhatsApp (Source: https://goo.gl/apvBBL/ License: https://goo.gl/VAhsB) A South Bend man that was convicted of kidnapping and extortion back in 2017 has been re-sentenced. A circuit court determined that the initial sentence was not appropriate, vacated it, and remanded him for re-sentencing late last year.30 year old Derek Fields and two other men were charged with abducting a man and keeping him inside of one of their homes. During that time they demanded ransom from the man’s family, shot him, and eventually left him for dead in an alley. The victim did survive. The new sentence comes in at 43 years for all the charges.The other two suspects also received multiple decade long sentences.Below is the full release from the Department of Justice:SOUTH BEND – Derek Fields, 30, of South Bend, Indiana was re-sentenced before United States District Court Judge Robert Miller, Jr, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.  This re-sentencing was necessary following the Seventh Circuit’s opinion vacating the district court’s previous sentence.Fields was re-sentenced to 516 months in prison following his trial and subsequent guilty verdict on November 16, 2016 of kidnapping, extortion, felon in possession and using a firearm in a crime of violence. Fields was also ordered to pay restitution of $193,384.98 for lost wages of the victim and medical expenses.“Crimes of violence, like those committed by Fields, will not be tolerated.  As a result of Fields’ conduct, an individual suffered permanent injury.  Crime is not victimless.  Crime victims deserve to be protected from criminals like Fields, and I am grateful to the law enforcement agents and officers in bringing Fields to justice,” said U.S. Attorney Kirsch. According to documents filed in this case, Fields and his codefendants unlawfully confined or kidnapped an individual against his will and demanded a ransom for that individual from his family. A firearm was discharged, hitting the victim, and caused permanent injuries to the victim. Two co-defendants, Lindani Mzembe and Ivan Brazier were also convicted in separate trials of similar offenses, and were sentenced to 524 months and 444 months respectively.Fields’ original sentencing was announced in a February of 2017 press release.This case was prosecuted as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Federal Bureau of Investigation; South Bend Police Department and the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys John M. Maciejczyk and Joel Gabrielse. Facebook By Carl Stutsman – June 10, 2020 0 328 Facebook Google+ Google+ Twitter Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest Previous articleRite Aid to open self-swab COVID site in NilesNext articleUPDATE: Missing Elkhart woman has been found Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

  • Elkhart Police Department falsely identified as part of a telephone scam

    first_imgIndianaLocalNews Facebook By 95.3 MNC – February 25, 2021 1 256 Pinterest Google+ Elkhart Police Department falsely identified as part of a telephone scam WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Previous articleFebruary’s Hometown Hero: Shad RuthruffNext articleSpecial enrollment opens for federal health insurance marketplace 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. (Source: http://bit.ly/1VSITiP License: http://bit.ly/1S0IVkT) The Elkhart Police Department has received reports that scammers are contacting citizens, claiming to be from the Police Department. The scammers are using an application that “Mirrors” their phone number.Mirroring is where the caller hides the phone number they are calling from by displaying a false number to the person they are calling. The scammers phone number shows up as the non-emergency phone number of thePolice Department.Elkhart Police are reminding people that the department would never ask for money over the phone for anything. Arrest warrants would never be dismissed by paying over the phone. Anybody who is contacted by the Police Department should verify the officers name and badge number. Anybody in doubt after that should contact the Police Department to verify.This is a variant of a common scam used over the telephone. With Tax season coming up, keep in mind the Internal Revenue Service will not ask for payment over the phone. Never give payment information, credit/debit card information, or account numbers over the phone.Government agencies will not take payment over the phone. If you are in need of making a payment over the phone to a non-governmentorganization, please verify that you are actually speaking to the correct organization before giving any information.Anybody with any information regarding this crime or any other crime is asked to contact the Elkhart Police Department at 574-295-7070 orMichiana Crime Stoppers 574-288-STOP, 800-342-STOP or visit www.michianacrimestoppers.com. Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

  • News story: Pay for Easter childcare with Tax-Free Childcare

    first_imgHMRC is reminding working parents that they can use Tax-Free Childcare to pay for regulated holiday clubs during the Easter holidays.More than 55,000 registered childcare providers including school, football, art and tennis clubs have signed up.Parents, including the self-employed, can apply online for Tax-Free Childcare – part of the government’s Childcare Choices offer – for children who are under 12.Working parents can save thousandsTax-Free Childcare will cut childcare costs for working families by up to £2,000 per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children. For every £8 parents pay into their childcare account the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year.The money can go towards a wide range of regulated childcare, including nurseries, childminders, after-school clubs or holiday clubs. I use 30 hours in term time, and then Tax-Free Childcare for after-school and holiday clubs. The school holidays are always tricky, but when I applied for Tax-Free Childcare I was really surprised by how much support I could get. It’s a really great help, and the application was really straightforward. Looking back, I wonder how we managed before – it’s really taken a weight off my shoulders. School holidays like Easter are great fun for kids, but working parents can need help with childcare. Tax-Free Childcare can be used to cut the stress and bills for parents, and there are lots of brilliant holiday clubs and childcare providers to help parents over the Easter holiday. Our message to eligible families across the UK is sign up now and save on your childcare costs. Tax-Free Childcare builds on other childcare support already available including: This website includes a Childcare Calculator that compares all the government’s childcare offers to check what works best for individual families.Once eligible parents have opened their new account they can start paying their childcare provider straightaway, using the government contribution.Sinead, a mum of one from West Sussex, said:center_img Childcare support through tax credits, or Universal Credit 15 and 30 hours free childcare in England. Parents can find out what help is available on the Childcare Choices website. Liz Truss, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said:last_img read more

  • News story: Further restrictions on neonicotinoids agreed

    first_img We are committed to enhancing our environment for the next generation, and welcome the vote today in support of further restrictions on neonicotinoids. The Government has always been clear we will be led by the science on this matter. The weight of evidence now shows the risks neonicotinoids may pose to our environment, particularly to the bees and other pollinators is greater than previously understood. We recognise the impact a ban will have on farmers and will continue to work with them to explore alternative approaches as we design a new agricultural policy outside the European Union. The current restrictions will stay in place until the new measures comes into force following a phasing out period of around eight months, giving farmers and businesses time to adjust.Unless the scientific evidence changes, the government will maintain these increased restrictions post-Brexit.The UK reserves the right to consider emergency authorisations. We will only do so where there is a real need for the products and the risk to bees and other pollinators is sufficiently low. Further restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides have been approved following a vote by EU member states today.The UK voted in favour of the proposals that will see a ban on outdoor use of three neonicotinoids – Clothianidin, Imidacloprid and Thiamethoxam.Currently, their use is banned for oilseed rape, spring cereals and sprays for winter cereals, but they can be used to treat sugar beet, various horticultural crops and as seed treatments for winter cereals.In November last year the Environment Secretary Michael Gove said tougher restrictions on neonicotinoids are justified by the growing weight of scientific evidence they are harmful to bees and other pollinators.This followed advice from the UK government’s advisory body on pesticides which said scientific evidence now suggests the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoids – particularly to our bees and pollinators – are greater than previously understood, supporting the case for further restrictions.Research estimates the value of the UK’s 1,500 species of pollinators to crops at £400-680 million per year due to improved productivity.A Defra spokesperson said:last_img read more

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