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first_imgResponding to rumours that Maidenhead’s best loved independent baker of cakes is on the verge of some very exciting new developments, The Handmade Cake Company is proud to announce that May 2008 will see the budding business take up residence in its new twice-as–large bakery down the road. Although to some, popping down the road might not seem like the most audacious move, this is a born-in-Berkshire company that prides itself on its local roots and making the right decisions. This is why some twenty-five years down the line, phrases like handmade, small batches, no artificial anything and real ingredients still ring as true as ever.This isn’t to suggest for one moment however that The Handmade Cake Company is so tied to the best cake making traditions of the past that it can’t prepare for the new hot cakes trends as and when they arrive. For one thing, 2008 will be the year that The Handmade Cake Company, will finally have the space to broaden its cake horizons, no longer having to disappoint all those customers who keep asking when it will be bringing their unique brand of fresh thinking to the grab and go marketplace.According to Sales Director, Simon Law, ‘Our move to a new bakery, whilst exciting in its own right, is only the beginning of some very significant changes over the coming months.A move into individually wrapped cakes not only enables us to appease existing customers who are itching to expand their existing handmade repertoire, but also to reach an entirely new group of premium cake enthusiasts. We know there are many ‘always on the move’ individuals out there who would really benefit from a little quality cake time in their lives.’Looking a little further ahead, The Handmade Cake Company is only too aware that a historical leaning towards round cakes and traybakes means that there are a lot of cake connoisseurs out there who have enjoyed its fare, but not known the face behind the cakes. ‘Expect us to really raise the bar with regard to our customer identity and communications over the coming months,’ concludes Simon, ‘as we finalise our plans to well and truly put Maidenhead on the fine cake map.’ Editor’s NotesThe Handmade Cake Company currently makes over 40 different cakesThis summer sees The Handmade Cake Company celebrate its 25th anniversaryIn 2003 The Handmade Cake Company was sold by the Perry family to a new generation of cake-loving owners (Parry Hughes-Morgan, Michael Wheeler & Simon Law) and has enjoyed double-digit growth every year since.The forthcoming marketing communications upgrade was created in conjunction with Purple Pilchard MarketingA diverse client base includes: Café Thorntons, Digby Trout Restaurants, Blenheim Palace,Massarella Catering, The Spirit Group and Gloria Jean’s Coffee and more delightfully independent tea rooms, coffee shops and discerning garden centres than you could wave a palate knife at.The Handmade Cake Company also exports this most quintessential of English eating experiences to:Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, France, Ireland and SpainFor all sales/product enquiries please contact Simon Law: (01628 770908) or e-mail [email protected] a PR/samples perspective,The Handmade Cake Company’s is enthusiastically championed by their friendly Maidenhead neighbours, Purple Pilchard contact Ian (0777 333 0597) OR e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

PREMIUMStocks near 3-year low as foreign investors post huge sell-off amid virus fears

first_imgLog in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Foreign investors sold Rp 1.05 trillion (US$75.8 million) more in Indonesian stocks than they bought on Thursday, as selling sprees hit markets across Asia and Europe, fueled by spooked investors and economic uncertainties over the spreading coronavirus outbreak.The selling spree caused Indonesia’s benchmark stock index, the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), to drop by 2.69 percent on Thursday to 5,535.69, a level unseen since March 2017, according to data from the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX).IDX president director Inarno Djajadi attributed the rout to panicking stock market investors around the globe as the number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases outside China for the first time exceeded the number of new cases where the outbreak began.“This had quite a significant impact on our market,” Inarno told The Jakarta Post over the phone.According t… Forgot Password ? Google Facebook Topics : stock-market jakarta-composite-index JCI IDX foreign-investors coronavirus COVID-19last_img read more

Unai Emery provides Hector Bellerin injury update ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Standard Liege

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Oct 2019 4:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Tierney could play at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Though Emery admits a clean sheet would be ‘important’ for his players, he insists victory will be Arsenal’s ‘main focus’ on Thursday evening.‘To win. For me, it’s to win,’ he said.‘With a good performance, with good pieces, with also controlling the match and with good positioning on the pitch for good pressing against them. Tomorrow, we need that.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Also, a clean sheet is important. Yes, it’s important. But I think it’s one process, to be strong, to be competitive defensively and offensively.I think we are getting better little by little, but each match is a big challenge for us to show how we are improving as a team.‘But above all is to win. After, if we can do a clean sheet, that is better but winning [is the main focus].’MORE: Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slammed by Borussia Dortmund chief Advertisement Unai Emery provides Hector Bellerin injury update ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Standard Liege 1 min. story More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAfter hinting that Tierney will feature against Liege, Emery suggested Bellerin could also be named in his starting XI.‘Hector Bellerin is the same, but with a small difference [to Tierney],’ Emery said.‘Because he was injured for more time and after a long time, nine months, I think he needed to first play 15 minutes with us last week, perfect, the first minutes. PLAY center_img Advertisement Full Screen Hector Bellerin looks set to feature in Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Standard Liege (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has confirmed that Hector Bellerin will play for Arsenal against Standard Liege in the Europa League barring an injury setback in training.Bellerin, 24, returned from nine months out with a serious knee injury to replace Kieran Tierney in the second half of Arsenal’s 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.The Spaniard set Joe Willock up for Arsenal’s third goal just moments after being introduced at the Emirates and also provided an exquisite assist for the Under-23 side against Liverpool at the weekend.However, Bellerin was left at home as the Gunners drew 1-1 at Manchester United on Monday night, with Calum Chambers playing the full 90 minutes at right-back.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT About Connatix V67539 Video Settings Unai Emery pre-match press conference for Standard LiegeTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:57FullscreenUnai Emery pre-match press conference for Standard Liegehttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-pre-match-press-conference-standard-liege-2018240/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘He played with the U23s for taking confidence and he was doing actions on the pitch to feel good and to repeat them when the level is higher.‘For example, for tomorrow, we are thinking that it depends on the training that we are going to do now on how he is feeling.‘But if he is feeling well, then tomorrow, normally, he is going to play.’last_img read more

Blatter backs new FIFA boss Infantino

first_imgZURICH (AP):At one minute past six on Friday evening in Zurich, Sepp Blatter had a glass of white wine and exhaled deeply.FIFA had finally elected a new president and Blatter was relieved of the title after almost 18 years.”It is a relief. I had this burden on me,” he told The Associated Press yesterday, seeming at peace and enjoying his first day out of FIFA’s employment since 1975.”It was even a welcome day yesterday, 18:01, when they had a new president,” Blatter said in the European style for 6:01 p.m.Blatter was unable to hand over power in person to Gianni Infantino, 35 years younger and a fellow native of the rural Valais canton in Switzerland.Banned from duty since October by FIFA’s ethics committee, Blatter was barred from attending the election hall across the city from his daughter’s apartment. There, they watched the tense event unfold on television.When the moment came that his beloved presidency ended, Blatter said he was with his daughter, Corinne, sharing a bottle of white wine from his home region.POTENTIAL NEW DAWNThe election was hailed as a potential new dawn for FIFA after nine months of turmoil since American and Swiss federal prosecutors revealed the scope of their investigations into corruption, which forced Blatter out with three years left in his fifth presidential term.On the day after, there are clear blue skies, but the crisply cold air on a hill overlooking Zurich left the 79-year-old Blatter feeling the chill during several minutes spent outside with the newspaper photographer.”It was important for FIFA to have a change,” said Blatter.”He is a young man, he is powerful, he has a lot of energy, and I am sure he will do the right job,” Blatter said of Infantino, a former lawyer.last_img read more

Young South African town planner invited to present rural land development study in US

first_imgMthobisi Masinga, a young forward-thinking town and regional planner from Pretoria, has been invited to present his innovative research on rural land development to a high-level international city planning congress in the US. He is currently seeking sponsorship to represent South Africa at the event. Mthobisi Masinga, a South African town planner and researcher in the field of rural land development, wants to collaborate on finding modern solutions to rural land reform using lessons learnt from history. Masinga is seeking sponsorship to attend an international city planning congress in the US during October 2017 in order to present his findings. (Image: Facebook)CD AndersonMasinga, a junior town and regional planner with Pretoria-based firm KENA Consult, will represent South Africa at the International Society for City and Regional Planners’ Annual Congress in Portland, Oregon, in October 2017. He has been invited to present a study on rural land use management and regulatory guidelines for South Africa.The study comes after his work in 2016 for the Limpopo province’s Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Policy/Bill and Regulations, with its principal aim of creating a partnership between traditional leadership in the province and local and municipal government spatial planning management.Work on the project included a collaboration between the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, the House of Traditional Leaders, and the Limpopo Office of the Premier.Masinga says the project constructively addresses the often sensitive nature of land reform, adding that “the project’s theme is to give power back to the people through activate citizenry participation, [and] the rights to the city movement and advocacy.” While the research gathered from Masinga’s work on the project can be easily applied to other regions in South Africa and the rest of the continent, it also has potential applications around the world, such as South America and Asia.Hence, his invitation to present his findings at the forthcoming international congress.Masinga is currently seeking private and industry sponsorship for the trip, hoping to be an ambassador for the South African spatial planning sector and boost the country’s international reputation for out-of-the-box thinking in the field of urban development and rural land reform.Masinga considers himself at heart an educator and anthropologist, researching and collaborating on innovative solutions to modern challenges through looking at the lessons learnt from history. He hopes that through networking at the congress event he may be able to bring more international collaborators on-board for future projects in South Africa.Basing his work in the principles of progression, reinvention and persistence, Masinga considers it his professional duty as an African, to help transform societal spaces into habitable places of tomorrow with equality for all through resources, economic development, services, and amenities.“At the current juncture in South Africa’s history, town and regional planning is a key profession in the rectification of the spatial and other imbalances in both urban and rural areas, as well as the improvement of inefficient and underperforming living environments,” Masinga says.“The challenge of planning lies in the fact that different interests and expectations for the future are often contradictory and conflict-ridden. A professional approach that combines sensitivity, analytical and strategic skills is hence required to handle the various political, social, spatial, environmental and economic issues at stake.”For more information on Masinga’s work in rural planning, and to get in touch with him regarding sponsorship and collaboration, find him on LinkedIn or contact him through the KENA Consult website. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Jamaica Defeats US 21 in Historic World Cup Qualifier

Jamaica beat the United States 2-1 in their World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium in Kingston tonight.The Regage Boyz created history with the win at ‘the Office’, defeating their CONCACAF counterparts for the first time at the senior level.US opened the score less than a minute in the first half when Clint Dempsey collected from a rebound in front of the Jamaican goal and slotted into an empty net.The visitors held the on to the lead until the 24th minute when Rudolph Austin’s low, hard free kick took a deflection, beating US custodian and captain Tim Howard.The half ended one all.After the break Luton Shelton made it two for Jamaica shortly after the start.Read the rest of this story on the Jamaicaobserver.com

Emery expects Ramsey to stay

first_imgNew Arsenal manager Unai Emery believes Aaron Ramsey will stay at the club, according to Sky Sports.Emery believes that Ramsey will stay at the Emirates despite speculation over his future with the club.The Welshman admitted earlier this week about the uncertainty regarding his Arsenal contract but also mentioned his agent is currently locked in talks with the club.Ramsey currently has twelve months left on his existing deal with the club but Emery has made it clear he wants the midfielder to stay.“Football changes every day, it’s not easy doing what we do. For now I’m thinking about the match today, then training and then the game on Saturday.” Emery told reporters.“Aaron is an important player for us and I want him to stay, to keep working with us and getting better but the contract situation is between the club and the player.”kanu, arsenal'Report: Kanu makes bold claim about Pepe George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Former Arsenal superstar Kanu claims the Premier League teams fear Nicolas Pepe.The Ivory Coast international Pepe, made an 80 million Euro move to Arsenal…Ramsey has been linked with a move to Rome to sign for Lazio but the Wales international remains tight-lipped on his future whilst leaving it to his representatives to handleMeanwhile, Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis continues to work with new manager Unai Emery despite speculation linking him with a move to Milan.“For me things remain the same, we have meetings together to discuss about the club’s projects and how to improve the team.” Emery said about Gazidis“I don’t know what he’s doing to do, he only speaks to me about Arsenal projects.”“Since I arrived here Ivan has been very good to me, for me he’s a very good person with a lot of experience in the football world.”last_img read more