Village Bakery announces North Wales Tesco deal

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first_imgThe Village Bakery, based in Minera, near Wrexham, is to see nine of its lines stocked in 11 Tesco stores in North Wales, after clinching a deal with the supermarket. The lines on offer include white and brown bread, barm cakes, fruit scones and tea cakes, and the firm has said it hopes to expand on the nine-strong range in the future.Mark Grant, Tesco senior buying manager for Wales, said it was a great opportunity to get locally produced products into its stores, in response to customer demand,“The Village Bakery came very highly recommended as a great bakery by one of our other suppliers in North Wales,” he added.“We are going with white and brown barm cakes, tea cakes, fruit scones and a couple of weeks later we are going to go with five different types of bread, three 800g loaves and two 400g loaves across white and brown.”Robin Jones, joint-MD of the Village Bakery, said he was “over the moon” about landing the Tesco contract.last_img read more

Poyet linked with Reading job

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first_imgReading captain Jobi McAnuff has pledged to fight until the end as the embattled club’s managerial search turned to Brighton’s Gus Poyet. Talks are understood to have taken place regarding a move to Reading but that it is by no means a done deal, with Poyet’s Brighton side upwardly mobile. They are seventh in the Championship after a 3-0 derby defeat of Crystal Palace and Poyet has previously stated he has ambitions to go to one of England’s elite. However, should the Uruguayan plump for a move to the Royals, skipper McAnuff believes he would be joining a club that could still beat the drop. “No one’s giving up,” the midfielder told the club’s official website, www.readingfc.co.uk. “We’re got eight massive games left now and it doesn’t matter who we’ve got, we’ll show our pride and see if we can pick some results up. “For us it’s about believing that we’re good enough to be here. We really do believe that – we’re here on merit. We’ve earned the right to be here and we just want to make sure we give it a good crack between now and the end of the season and do our best to make sure that we stay up. “Credit to Eamonn [Dolan, caretaker manager], the staff and the players – it was a tough week but in football you’ve got to roll with the punches and get on with it, and I thought we did that on Saturday.” Brian McDermott was last week relieved of his duties at the Madejski Stadium helm after a run of four successive league defeats left the Royals in serious danger of an immediate return to the npower Championship. It is understood Reading’s Russian owner Anton Zingarevich is in England as the search for a replacement continues, with Poyet the latest favourite for the job. After links to former Swindon boss Paolo di Canio and ex-Southampton manager Nigel Adkins, the odds on the Brighton boss replacing McDermott have shortened to as low as 1/10 with some bookmakers. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

NHL power rankings: Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers contending while Toronto Maple Leafs drop

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first_imgPretender — Tyler Toffoli’s time in the warm Califonia sun is setting.31. Detroit Red Wings, 28 points (12-38-4)Last ranking: 31Pretender —  It has not been a good year for Stevie Y.9. Alex Ovechkin (693)10. Steve Yzerman (692)Keep climbing @Ovi8 !! 🚨And now a message from Mr. Yzerman 🗣 #ALLCAPS #Gr8 pic.twitter.com/HvVB9BSwzH— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 30, 2020 Is it just me, or did January just seem to drag on? Well, now the calendar has turned to February and the NHL’s 2019-20 season has officially begun its stretch run.It’s a tight race in the Eastern and Western Conferences for division and wild-card spots. But while some teams are still trying to secure, or claw, their way into the postseason, others are drifting into No. 1 draft pick territory. So now, as we head into the last third of the season, who is a contender and who is a pretender? This week’s power rankings break it down for you.NHL power rankings1. Washington Capitals, 77 points (36-13-5)Last ranking: 2  Contender — Obviously. Ovechkin’s also a contender for another Rocket Richard Trophy.  Obviously.MORE: The last power rankings2. Boston Bruins, 76 points (32-10-12)Last ranking: 3Contender — Good chance we see them again deep in the postseason.3. St. Louis Blues, 72 points (32-14-8)Last ranking: 1Contender —  Rinse and repeat.4. Pittsburgh Penguins, 71 points (33-14-5)Last ranking: 5Contender — Because the Penguins have made it every year since Sidney Crosby’s sophomore season (2006-07), and this year should be no different.5. Vancouver Canucks, 65 points (30-19-5)Last ranking: 9Contender — In his third season behind the bench, Travis Green has figured out how to push all the right buttons — and it helps that Jacob Markstrom is having a career year.MORE: Quinn Hughes showing he fits in with NHL elite6. Tampa Bay Lightning, 71 points (33-15-5)Last ranking: 6Contender — Remember how everyone was calling for Jon Cooper’s head? We apologize for ever doubting him.7. Columbus Blue Jackets, 67 points (29-16-9)Last ranking: 7Contender — Considering the pieces the Blue Jackets lost, the fact that they’re fully entrenched in the playoff picture is fascinating. May as well hand John Tortorella the Jack Adams now.8. Dallas Stars, 65 points (30-18-5)Last ranking: 10Contender — When the Dallas Stars make the playoffs, it’ll be the first time Rick Bowness has been there since 1992(!) as a head coach. MORE: A look at how Dallas’ young stars are propeling the team9. Philadelphia Flyers, 65 points (29-17-7)Last ranking: 16Contender — This is a gritty team.10. Edmonton Oilers, 62 points (28-19-6)Last ranking: 13Contender — Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Mike Smith wins a goalie fight. Don’t mess with the Oilers.GOALIE FIGHT IN 2020 pic.twitter.com/8thBTeohHx— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) February 2, 202011. Florida Panthers, 64 points (29-17-6)Last ranking: 14Contender — No Aleksander Barkov and they still beat the Leafs in Toronto to jump into the playoffs. Have we mentioned lately that Joel Quenneville is the mastermind behind three Stanley Cup titles?12. New York Islanders, 66 points (30-15-6)Last ranking: 8Contender — Speaking of mastermind coaches, say hello to Barry Trotz.13. Vegas Golden Knights, 61 points (27-21-7)Last ranking: 18Contender — In the ever-changing Pacific Division landscape, they’re currently third and should compete for a spot for the rest of the year.14. Colorado Avalanche, 64 points (29-16-6)Last ranking: 4Contender — They dropped a bit but are still in the hunt and have one of the best schedules down the stretch. NHL trade rumors 2020: Avs among teams that could weaponize their cap space at the deadline15. Carolina Hurricanes, 63 points (30-20-3)Last ranking: 11Contender —  Even without Dougie Hamilton, this team should see its second consecutive postseason berth; the first back-to-back appearance since 2001-02.16. Calgary Flames, 60 points (27-21-6)Last ranking: 12Contender — The back-and-forth of the Pacific Division is fun, isn’t it? New Jersey’s Buddy Robinson has injected some fire into the lineup but if this team really wants to contend, Johhny Gaudreau needs to up his game. Maybe his childhood friend can do that for him, too. They’ll also need it  if Mark Giordano is out long-term.17. Toronto Maple Leafs, 57 points (25-17-7)Last ranking: 15Contender — If they are without Frederik Andersen for an extended period of time, they will be walking a very thin contender-pretender line.MORE: 3 positives from loss to Florida Panthers18. Arizona Coyotes, 61 points (27-21-7)Last ranking: 17Contender — For now. They’re treading water a bit sitting in the first Western Conference wild card with four teams nipping at their heels.19. Chicago Blackhawks, 57 points (25-21-7)Last ranking: 24Contender — Jonathan Toews to Patrick Kane.paul rudd look at us pic.twitter.com/mSjCRY9WWk— @𝐃𝐑𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐑𝐔𝐄𝐋 🦋 (@mysticmellark) January 17, 202020. Winnipeg Jets, 57 points (26-23-5)Last ranking: 19Contender —  Just like last week, if the season ended today, Connor Hellebuyck would get my vote for the Vezina.21. Nashville Predators, 57 points (25-20-7)Last ranking: 20Contender — Only three points back. They are right in the thick of it.22. Minnesota Wild, 54 points (24-22-6)Last ranking: 25Pretender — They’re borderline because of the standings but with a 9-15-2 road record and averaging 3.31 goals against per game (29th in the NHL), they won’t cut it.23. New York Rangers, 54 points (25-22-4)Last ranking: 21Pretender — I know all the talk has been about Alexandar Georgiev, but, dare I say, it’s time to trade Henrik Lundqvist?24. Montreal Canadiens, 57 points (25-23-7)Last ranking: 23Pretender —  Expectations were high, but this team is just not very good.25. Buffalo Sabres, 53 points (23-23-7)Last ranking: 22Pretender —   “Duane in Buffalo” knows Jack Eichel is singlehandedly carrying the Sabres.26. San Jose Sharks, 50 points (23-27-4)Last ranking: 26Pretender — Unless Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau get traded, it’ll be another year the 40-year-olds miss a chance at Lord Stanley’s Cup.29. Anaheim Ducks, 49 points (22-26-5)Last ranking: 29Pretender — 27th in the NHL in points and somehow John Gibson has a save percentage above .900 (it’s .905).28. Ottawa Senators, 47 points (18-24-11)Last ranking: 28Pretender — Once again the Senators could be selling at the deadline — Jean-Gabriel Pageau is the best bet — as they gear up for another shot at the No. 1 pick in June.29. New Jersey Devils, 45 points (18-24-10)Last ranking: 27Pretender — The best news out of New Jersey recently was that Gerard Gallant was “hired.”30. Los Angeles Kings, 43 points (19-30-5)Last ranking: 30last_img read more

Thinklab – Building a startup team to fix science and government

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first_imgThey released me in this campaign with everyone else there no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus size girls she says. Be the change that you wish to see in the world The model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling WordPress underwear in the brand latest Perfectly Fit campaign, which was shot by Lachian Bailey. It was such a surreal moment cried she admitted.The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile.It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl, Dalbesio says. I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating. She wasn’t sure, she said of the shoot, what was expected from her in terms of her size or shape.Refreshingly, what was expected of her was the same thing that was expected of Lara Stone: to take a beautiful picture.Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests and falls in a series of waves.You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds Except the one in which you belong.So simple, yet so essential, the white shirt is the foundation of any wardrobe. It’s also the most multi-functional item, taking you from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. It matter what style fitted boyfriend etc or even what fabric from silk to heavy cotton go with whatever suits your personal style best.Calvin Klein known for launching the careers of such svelte models as Brooke Shields and Kate Moss to cast a model who deviates from the size standard and make a fuss about it to Dalbesio who spent years.must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete accountthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truth, the master builder of human happiness.Adderall and flirting with bulimia in an attempt to whittle herself to represents progress released this campaign and were like Whoa look this plus size girl in our campaign from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons.center_img There was a time in the industry not too long ago, when it seemed that the high fashion world was using plus size models as a headline-grabbing gimmick see the groundbreaking Italian Vogue cover featuring Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, and Robyn Lawley in June 2016.Related: Calendar Gets Its First Plus-Size Model 2016Taking the world into my armsThere was that beautiful Italian Vogue story and the girls that were in that ended up doing really well the classic lace-up shoe is a true.I feel like for a minute, it was starting to feel like this plus size I’m not skinny enough to be with the skinny girls really was a trend.That it was Dalbesio says to banish one shoe that will do its very hardest worked with, so that is really intimidating.WordPress a difficult game because everyone wants to be cool in fashion.Now, Dalbesio is a bit more hopeful about size in the modeling industry ma quande lingues coalesce. In the middle Occidental in fact she says not skinny enough.To find my place. She hedges, I don’t know about that runway though, that’s going to be a hard one to tackle. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators.A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are forA Julien Macdonald customer doesn’t sit in the corner of a room, she is the room she’s the host the designer laughed when we met him yesterday afternoon to see the range for the first time. My pieces aren’t shy. It is full-on cocktail red carpet glamour.You don’t necessarily wear them to the supermarket on a Saturday morning with the kids, but with my jewellery they probably will.These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life.Cue a collection of high-wattage necklaces, adorned with nugget and crystals wild-cat cocktail rings, abstract drop earrings, and spectacular statement chokers inspired by the flora and fauna of safari.The most beautiful people we have known are those:explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was bornthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truthTo take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Five talking points in European football this weekend

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first_img– Real top but Barca back on track –Barcelona were arguably the big winners from Saturday’s Madrid derby in La Liga as Atletico and Real played out a disappointing 0-0 draw.Both teams looked keener to avoid defeat than push for victory at the Wanda Metropolitano while Barca’s 2-0 win at Getafe means they gain two points on each of their title rivals.Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid drew 0-0 in the derby against Atletico and remain top of La Liga © AFP/File / OSCAR DEL POZOThere is little to separate the early frontrunners as three points come between Real Madrid, who sit top, and Athletic Bilbao in seventh.But ominously for the chasing pack, both Barca and Real Madrid appear to have overcome their respective dips.Madrid have registered three clean sheets in a row in the league while Barcelona climb to fourth after a second consecutive win.– Milan hit 81-year low –Coach Marco Giampaolo said he had no thoughts of resigning even though AC Milan hit an 81-year low after losing for the fourth time in their opening six games.Milan are 16th, one point above the relegation zone, after losing 3-1 to Fiorentina at San Siro.Marco Giampaolo is under pressure already at AC Milan © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINAThe last time they lost four of their first six games was in the 1938/39 season.“I take responsibility but I’ll keep going because I believe in my ideas,’ Giampaolo said.Club technical director Paolo Maldini insisted it was just teething problems for the new coach.“We will always defend him, it is right to give him time,” said the Milan legend.“We knew what the problems could be, but we thought we would do better.”– Sylvinho in firing line –Sylvinho’s future as coach of Lyon is already in serious doubt after the Brazilian saw his team slump to a seventh match without a win in all competitions.Lyon have had a poor start to the season under their new Brazilian management team, leaving coach Sylvinho under severe pressure © AFP/File / JEFF PACHOUDLyon lost 1-0 at home to Nantes and sit in the bottom half of Ligue 1, nine points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain. Their wins in their opening two matches already feel a long time ago.Long-serving president Jean-Michel Aulas gambled in the close season when he brought back club legend Juninho as sporting director and allowed him to put his fellow Brazilian in charge of the team.So far, it is simply not working and Juninho hinted that he may not continue to stand by Sylvinho if results do not improve quickly.“I can’t 100 percent say that I am linking my future to that of Sylvinho. But I chose him, so I will take responsibility,” he said.– Minnows Famalicao still top in Portugal –Champions Benfica and fellow giants Porto both won at the weekend but it is little Famalicao who continue to top the Portuguese league seven games into the season.The tiny outfit from northern Portugal are in their first top-flight season in quarter of a century but have won six and drawn one of their opening seven matches to sit a point clear of the big two.Brazilian forward Anderson Oliveira has been part of a stunning start to the season by little Famalicao in Portugal © AFP/File / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAOn Saturday they came from behind to beat Belenenses 3-1.Famalicao are a tiny club, but have been transformed in the last year since Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer — who owns a share of Atletico Madrid — invested in the team.His money and a close relationship with super-agent Jorge Mendes have turned them into surprise leaders. Their next game is away to Porto.– Anderlecht crisis deepens –Nine games into the season and still just one win — things are not going well for Vincent Kompany at Anderlecht.A 0-0 draw at home to struggling Waasland-Beveren on Saturday provoked an angry reaction from frustrated fans of the Brussels club, who are fourth from bottom with just six points.Player-manager Kompany missed the game with injury but Samir Nasri was there among a host of youngsters who have been unable to revive the team’s fortunes. Manchester City legend Kompany is under increasing pressure.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Luis Suarez scored as Barcelona won 2-0 at Getafe © AFP/File / OSCAR DEL POZOPARIS, France, Sep 30 – Barcelona took advantage of their rivals drawing in the Madrid derby to close the gap atop La Liga but it was a bad weekend for AC Milan and pressure is building on novice coaches at some of Europe’s most famous clubs.AFP Sport looks at five main talking points from the weekend on the continent:last_img read more

New Donegal Book of Honour launched at poignant event – Picture Special

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first_imgThe fifth edition of the County Donegal Book of Honour was launched last week to remember the many fallen soldiers of WW1.The new book was unveiled at an event in Donegal County Museum last Friday 7th June, on what was the 102nd anniversary of the first day of the battle of Messines.Many extended family members of some of those honoured in the book were in attendance. Committee members seated Una Mathewson, Richard Doherty and Mary Harte. Back from left are Caroline Carr, Eddie O’Kane and Judith McCarthy. Photo Clive WassonThis is the fifth edition of the County Donegal Book of Honour which contains the names of all those from Donegal who died during the First World War.The County Donegal Book of Honour was first published in 2002 and was the culmination of the hard work and dedication of the late Paddy Harte Snr and the County Donegal Book of Honour Committee who oversaw the research and compilation of all the information contained within the Book.Wife of the late Paddy Harte Snr, Rosaleen attended Friday evening’s launch with his daughters Mary, Roisin and Eithne and Mary spoke eloquently about her father’s journey and of the mammoth task of collating the “many letters and medals in peoples attics and homes across Donegal” to produce the first edition of the County Donegal Book of Honour.Members of the Harte Family, Rosaleen, Mary, Eithne and Roisin. Photo Clive WassonOver the last number of years Donegal County Museum has worked with a small but dedicated committee to update the County Donegal Book of Honour building on the great work done almost 17 years ago.  The Committee included Una Mathewson, Eddie O’Kane, Mary Harte, Judith McCarthy and Caroline Carr. Speaking at the launch is Judith McCarthy Curator at Donegal County Musuem. Photo Clive WassonSpeaking at the event, Judith McCarthy Curator at Donegal County Museum said “it is really important that we remember all those who lost their lives during World War 1.  There were many Donegal families who lost loved ones during the War and this edition of the book has been published as a tribute to all those from the county who died.  I would like to thank everyone from across Donegal and further afield who sent us information so that we have as complete a record as possible.“With more records being made available online we have discovered the names of other people from Donegal who died during the war and these have been included in this edition of the book”.Military Historian Richard Doherty gave a talk at the launch on the Donegal connections with World War 1 and presented details of many of those honoured in the book.Tracy McRory, Richard Laird and Caitlyn McNulty performed at the ceremony and Barbara McClune and John Rosborough represented Private Jim Maultsaid whose illustrations have been used in the Book of Honour.Barbara McClune and John Rosborough relatives of Private Jim Maultsaid who has his illustrations used in the Book of Honour. Photo Clive WassonCaitlyn McNulty performing as the new (5th) edition of the County Donegal Book of Honour was officially launched on Friday evening in the Donegal County Museum. Photo Clive WassonTracey McRory and Richard Laird. Photo Clive WassonThis edition of the County Donegal Book of Honour was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and by the Creative Ireland Programme. For further information contact Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal Tel: 074 9124613 Email: [email protected] Donegal Book of Honour launched at poignant event – Picture Special was last modified: June 10th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:County Donegal Book of HonourDonegal County Museumlast_img read more

Hot idea keeps tuskers at bay

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first_imgMarauding elephants are capable of causing widespread destruction in agricultural fields and storage facilities. (Image:Mary Alexander, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com.For more photos, visit the image library) Farmers now have a humane method of repelling elephants and other large animals, and can generate extra income from selling their chillies.(Image: Elephant Pepper)Janine ErasmusAfrican farmers face a host of challenges on an often unforgiving continent, with elephants and other large land mammals foraging in their fields and trampling crops a great threat to productivity.The Elephant Pepper Development Trust (EPDT) uses chilli peppers to humanely keep elephants out of farmers’ lands, as the animals find the peppers extremely unpalatable. The chillies themselves are put to good use in a range of award-winning sauces and spices, which help to support the work of the trust and boost the income of small-scale African producers.Established in 1997, the EPDT is a non-profit educational organisation that aims to resolve conflict between humans and animals in rural Africa, using a variety of strategies including research, education and safe, low-cost animal control methods. The organisation was launched in Zimbabwe but is now located beside the Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia, working with farmers in the Zambezi River Valley.According to the EPDT, only 20% of the elephant range is formally protected in Africa and with the expansion of agricultural lands, farmers and these animals are increasingly competing for space. Conservation efforts have also resulted in growing elephant populations, exacerbating the problem.Double troubleThe EPDT says elephants are capable of wreaking havoc on farmland and in some communities the beasts have even contributed to malnutrition because of their repeated raids on essential crops such as maize, millet and sorghum, as well as storage facilities.On the other hand, farmlands often encroach on elephants’ habitats, resulting in fierce competition for water, wild fruit and other resources. Successfully managing both elephants and farms in the same area therefore presents a significant challenge, and resolving the conflict, according to the EPDT, is one of the most pressing wildlife management issues in Africa.The EPDT takes a two-pronged approach – it encourages farmers to grow chillies as a barrier on their farmlands to repel the elephants. At the same time, these farmers can earn revenue through the sale of their produce and associated sauces, spices and relishes which the EPDT markets through its commercial division, the Chilli Pepper Company.The EPDT operates on fair-trade principles, paying above-market prices for chillies to its commercial farms and small-scale growers, and ethical living wages to farm workers. Employees also get health benefits, training and access to opportunities for development and subsidised staple food items.Some 10% of proceeds from sales is ploughed back into the trust to buy seedlings and train more farmers and game wardens from all over the world in chilli deterrent techniques. To date, the EPDT has held training courses across Africa, from Botswana and Mozambique to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya, as well as areas of Asia where elephants are prevalent, including the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, India, Vietnam and Thailand.“In areas where farmers are using our community-based problem-animal control techniques, most farmers have reduced crop losses by at least 90%,” says EPDT founder Loki Osborn, an American zoologist. Osborn runs the company with business partner Michael Gravina.Saucy solutionAfter completing his doctorate, Osborn went to Africa with the intention of conserving elephants, but came across an equally important problem when he arrived, that of human-elephant conflict.The zoologist, who is a member of the Mcllhenny family of Tabasco Sauce fame, knew that extract of chilli deters bears in the US, so he immediately thought of using chillies to protect African farmers’ crops.Further experimentation in the field proved that elephants are sensitive to chillies’ fiery ingredient capsaicin, and so the Elephant Pepper Development Trust was born.Subsistence farmers are unable to afford high-tech solutions such as electric fencing or equipment for spraying chilli extract on their crops, so Osborn’s saucy solution had to fall within their means. Preventive measures include planting chilli bushes en masse, ropes hung with cow bells and rags dipped in engine grease mixed with crushed chillies, and burning briquettes made of animal dung and crushed chillies to create pungent smoke that drives away the elephants.To encourage farmers to spend their time and hard-earned money growing chillies, Osborn and Gravina promoted the idea as a business venture with the potential to generate an extra income for the producers. Chillies are now grown in the Southern African as a high-value cash crop. “Our hope is that Elephant Pepper sauces will raise awareness about the production of high-quality chillies in Africa and build a strong export crop for the struggling economies of Southern Africa’s developing countries,” says Osborn.Consumers not only have a mouth-watering choice of four different flavoured sauces and spices, but can also buy a range of Elephant Pepper-branded gear, including shopping bags, t-shirts, mugs, hats and mouse pads.The initiative has been acknowledged by the World Bank, winning a prize of R842 756 ($108 000) in its Development Marketplace competition in 2003. In 2005 the EPDT was named as a finalist in the inaugural World Challenge global competition for social entrepreneurs, sponsored by the BBC and Shell. In 2007 Phytotrade Africa, which recognises achievement in fair trade and environmentally sustainable natural products in Southern Africa, honoured the Elephant Pepper Baobab Gold spice grinder with an award for innovation.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected] storiesSouth Africa’s national parksUseful linksElephant Pepper development trustElephant PepperKenya Wildlife ServiceWildlife Conservation SocietyPhytotrade AfricaWorld Challengelast_img read more

Soweto Open hosts tennis clinic for kids

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first_img7 May 2013The recently concluded Soweto Open for men was not only about taking the game of tennis to the people, it was also about teaching children the game, thanks to a partnership between Tennis South Africa and radio station Kaya FM.A tennis development clinic was held on the weekend at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex for children from Soweto and the greater city of Johannesburg area, who were selected through a promotional drive by Kaya FM.The juniors and their parents were also invited to the men’s singles final of the Soweto Open, which was won by Canada’s Vasek Pospisil.Specialised tennis clinicPrior to the final, they were given a two-hour specialised tennis clinic by South African professional players Ruan Roelofse, Dean O’Brien and Chanel Simmonds. Three coaches from the Soweto Development Project administered by Tennis South Africa managed the clinic with the sponsors.Tennis South Africa monitored the talent during the clinic to identify any participants that they feel were talented enough to join in with the Soweto Development Project operating out of the Arthur Ashe Centre.The president of Tennis South Africa, Wire Zondi, said it is was encouraging to see the kids out on the courts having so much fun.‘Here to stay’“The Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex is here to stay and is an important part of the development of sport in Soweto,” he said. “We need to get more and more kids onto the courts and enjoying this beautiful game. With enjoyment comes great satisfaction and word of mouth that tennis is the game to play.”Zondi also complimented the pro players for taking time out to give back to the game by attending the clinic. “I am impressed with Dean, Ruan and Chanel for making the time so early on their day off to spend two hours on court with the kids. Their involvement is key to the success of development. They are heroes and kids need heroes to inspire them and look up to.”The women’s Soweto Open is currently on the go, with the final scheduled to take place on Saturday.Entrance for spectators is free, and directions to the Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex are available on www.tennissa.co.za.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

10 months agoBournemouth midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh happy with new deal

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh happy with new dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh admits he’s happy to have signed a new deal.The 19-year-old, who signed his first professional deal with the club last summer, has earned a new contract which will keep him at Vitality Stadium until 2021.The Cherries’ Young Player of the Season for 2017/18 said: “Coming to the club three years ago this is a real positive for me and I feel great being here.”I’m really happy, my family is really happy and I just want to keep moving forward from this point on.”I found out just before an under-21s game, the gaffer called me into his office and wanted to speak to me, I was a little bit nervous to be fair I didn’t know what he wanted to say!”I thought he wanted to talk about the game or something else I’m not sure! But I was over the moon, he’s a great manager and coach, he helps me with everything I need to work on.”I need to work and listen to all of the coaching staff to make me a better player for the future.”I want to stay consistent, hopefully be listening to all the coaches at the club I can kick on and my aim is to stay in and around the first team fold.” last_img read more

a month agoSNAPPED: Summer signing Kieran Tierney turns out for Arsenal U23s

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first_imgSNAPPED: Summer signing Kieran Tierney turns out for Arsenal U23sby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSummer signing Kieran Tierney has turned out for Arsenal’s Under-23s.The Scottish defender joined Arsenal in a £25m deal from Celtic but has been made to wait to take to the field after undergoing surgery last season.But Tierney played an hour as the Gunners’ youngsters faced off against their Wolves counterparts on Friday evening.He was joined in the Arsenal starting line-up by Hector Bellerin, who has been out of action since January.The right-back suffered a serious knee injury against Chelsea but has stepped up his comeback.Both players got a decent hour on the pitch with Bellerin looking the more comfortable of the pair.Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney in action against Wolves in Arsenal’s u23’s game.It’s good to have you back lads! #afcpic.twitter.com/MM0Lzl3Tkb— DailyAFC™ (@DailyAFC) September 20, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more