Solway Foods to create 100 new jobs

first_imgSandwich manufacturer Solway Foods is set to create 100 new jobs following new business wins over the past year.The firm, part of 2 Sisters Food Group, supplies retail customers, including Tesco and Costa, from its factory at Manton Wood Enterprise Park, in Worksop.Around 1,200 permanent staff are currently employed at the factory, with new business resulting in a 6% increase in production volumes.Steve Bryant, general manager for Solway Foods, said: “The food industry overall remains tough and highly competitive, but the chilled sandwiches market is showing continued growth and, by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do, we have been able to benefit.”last_img read more

Dutch International George Boateng cracks up on Touchline

first_imgYou have heard and probably can read about the exploits of Former Middlesbrough and Hull City midfielder  George Boateng but you surely have no idea about his life away from the sport.The  former Dutch footballer  who is  currently the technical director of Kelantan FA playing in Malaysia Super League had some interesting stories to share. How he met his wife, his children growing up and fantasies.Touchline cracked George Boateng up ..and you need to check that out for yourself in the link below..On the business side of things ,the futures of Chelsea under Antonio Conte ,and Rafa Benitez’s rescue mission at Newcastle alongside the  analysis of the  UEFA champions League draw were discussed backed  with heavily researched hypothesis.And our picks of the weekend including  Manchester derby in England, crunch ties in Spain involving Barcelona ,Sevilla, Real Madrid and Villareal  and blockbusters in Italy were discussed. Click link to watch this week’s edition of Touchline anchored by JOY Sports George Addo Jnr.You can also catch a repeat of the show @2.30pm on Saturdays on the JOY News Channel on Multittv! read more

Teen hits four people with car during an altercation

first_imgAuthorities in Homestead have arrested an 18-year-old woman who reportedly purposely ran over several people during an altercation.The incident occurred on Wednesday.Officials say Jacqueline Hernandez was at her home when she noticed several people she knew drive by in a Volkswagen Jetta.She and her friend then decided to follow the vehicle and when they found it, the two stopped their car right in front of the other car.Hernandez’ friend jumped out of the vehicle as the occupants of the other vehicle got out of their car and an argument ensued.At that point, Hernandez put her car in reverse and accelerated, striking one of the victims. She then accelerated again and struck two other victims and her friend.The friend was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition, while another victim suffered multiple wrist and elbow fractures and was taken to Homestead Hospital.During a police interview, Hernandez told them “that she was just trying to bump the victims with her bumper, not kill them.”Hernandez was arrested and is now facing four counts each of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.last_img read more

Earthquake Felt In Two River Area

first_imgBy Jennifer Driscoll |A 4.1 magnitude earthquake was reported near Dover, Delaware on Thursday, Nov. 30, with people from Virginia to Massachusetts feeling its effects. Earthquakes in this area are rare; according to the U.S. Geological Survey, Delaware is only considered a medium seismic risk state, and there is no known fault line where the earthquake occurred.Social media erupted with reactions as people along the East Coast felt the quake. The tremors were felt all across Monmouth County, ranging in intensity from magnitude 2.0 to 3.0. Many were surprised by the shaking – some said they thought it was just caused by a large gust of wind or a truck driving by. Others turned to Facebook and Twitter to confirm their suspicions of an earthquake, describing how their entire houses were shaking, with chandeliers swinging and doors rattling. Although the quake caught many off guard, there were no reported damage or injuries.This article was first published in the Dec. 7-14, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

Hops production expanding in Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest One of the more popular beers brewed by Columbus-based Actual Brewing Company and sold to about 200 bars, restaurants and markets across Ohio is made with locally grown hops.Called Elektron, the American amber ale is brewed using Ohio-grown Cascade hops. It is 6.2 percent alcohol by volume and has 27 International Bitterness Units, a measurement of a beer’s bitterness, which comes from the hops used during the brewing process.If Fred Lee, the company’s founder and president, had his way, he’d brew even more beer varieties with hops grown in Ohio. Hops are the main ingredient beer manufacturers use to balance the sweetness of malt sugars in their product.“Freshness is key when it comes to hops, and anything grown locally would by nature be fresher,” Lee said. “In fact, I’d love to buy more locally grown hops — but we’d need them to be more exotic hops, hops that you can’t find anywhere else.”Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and Ohio State University Extension horticulturist Brad Bergefurd is working to make that happen. Hops were historically produced in Ohio until prohibition. Disease and insect pressure caused production to shift to the Pacific Northwest by the 1920s, but now hops are making their way back to Ohio farm fields. Thanks to researchers from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, Ohio is poised to reclaim this high-value crop.With Ohio-grown hops in high demand from Ohio microbrewers, the economic potential for growers and the state’s economy is significant. Ohio growers are in a prime position to capture some of the $30 million in hops sales and related jobs currently sourced out of state by Ohio’s growing craft brewing industry, Bergefurd said.To meet the increased demand for locally grown and more exotic varieties, CFAES researchers have been testing some 40 varieties of hops. The trials, which are funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Block Grant administered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, are focused on how well the specialty hops can be grown in Ohio.“In order to meet the demand for more locally grown hops, an estimated 6,000 acres of hops are required by Ohio craft brewers at current-use rates,” Bergefurd said. “Today, some 100 acres are planted with hops in the state, so the potential for growth is enormous.”CFAES’ hops research trials are helping growers identify new hops varieties for Ohio, effective pest and disease management techniques, successful fertility and irrigation management methods, and mechanical harvesting tools, Bergefurd said.In 2012, an estimated 10 commercial growers were managing hop yards. In 2015 that increased to 60 commercial growers. In 2012, Ohio had 15 acres of commercial production — in 2015, that increased to 120 acres.“We’re working to help Ohio growers grow what brewers want,” he said. “We’re encouraging our growers to adopt more exotic hops like Centennial and Columbus — two hops varieties that aren’t really common in West Coast markets, but ones we can grow here very well.”Other hops varieties being tested for growth potential in Ohio include Brewers Gold, Chinook and Willamette, Bergefurd said.“It’s what the industry wants, both in Ohio and other states,” he said.last_img read more

Where in the world is Signal the Frog®? Canada!

first_imgIf you’re still not convinced, we’ll give you 10 reasons why we love Canada in hopes that you’ll be just as inspired to celebrate the land of the maple leaf. Canada has over 45 National Parks, many of which support geocaching! Psst in honor of Canada 150, admission to all National Parks are free in 2017, too! According to the 2017 World Happiness Report, Canada is the 7th happiest country in the world. Canada has the most doughnut shops in the world per capita. Maybe this is why they are so happy? There are over 230,000 active geocaches in Canada. That’s a lot of adventure! Canada is home to the only town in the world with not just one but two exclamation points in its name: Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! Over 200,000 pancakes are served during the Calgary Stampede. Perfect to go with all of the pure Canadian maple syrup, after all, Quebec is the top producer of maple syrup in the world. License plates in the Northwest Territories of Canada are in the shape of a polar bear, and here at HQ, we support all things animal! The oldest cache in Canada was placed less than a month after geocaching began. GCBBA is in beautiful Nova Scotia and has over 500 Favorite points!  The world’s first UFO landing pad was built in 1967 in St. Paul, Alberta.  Canada has a physics lab located 2 kilometers underground! It is the world’s second-deepest underground lab facility—just think of all of the lab caches that could be made!Science, nature, doughnuts, happiness, and geocaching? There’s a lot to celebrate about Canada and we are excited to join the fun!What do you love about Canada? Share in the comments below!Share with your Friends:More As Signal continues to celebrate geocaching around the world, our favorite frog will be visiting Canada to cache like a Canadian and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.As part of the celebration, you can earn the Canada Day 2017 souvenir by hosting or attending an event on Saturday, July 1 or Sunday, July 2, 2017. We’re excited to join Canadians in celebrating their birthday this July, and we hope you’ll join us! SharePrint RelatedCanada Day celebrations from around the globeJuly 11, 2017In “News”Cool caches in Canada, according to Signal the Frog®May 30, 2017With 14 commentsEverything you need to host a great Canada Day eventJune 13, 2017In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer proves Man Utd record breaker: We want to entertain

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer proves Man Utd record breaker: We want to entertainby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer admits he’s happy to be breaking records at Manchester United.Paul Pogba scored twice while Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku also netted to stun Bournemouth.And Solskjaer is only the THIRD United boss in history to win his first three games in charge.He declared: “We want to go attacking. We’ve been at home two games and have to entertain the crowd.”You have good players, they want to learn, improve — I just want to do my bit.”We created some great chances — some fantastic attacking football.”That’s what the fans want to see and the players are enjoying themselves.” last_img read more

15 days agoLiverpool ‘can’t complain’ about Adrian signing says Achterberg

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool ‘can’t complain’ about Adrian signing says Achterbergby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper coach John Achterberg says the club should be delighted with the signing of Adrian.The Reds have won every game this season with Adrian in goals following an injury to Alisson in the opening day win over Norwich City.Achterberg told the Liverpool Echo of Adrian: “He had to come in from West Ham and he had to settle quickly.”Everything he has done so far has been really good, we have not been able to complain much at all. It’s a different style of play, with West Ham he had to kick the ball long 90 per cent of the time, but we ask him to be calm on the ball and play out from the back.”To be fair, he has picked it up really quickly. He has adapted fast, even though he had a lot of experience playing in the Premier League.”It has helped him a lot to settle quickly. He is a calm and confident guy but also a really good guy. He fits in well, I would say. Big credit to him and what he has done. It has been really good, so we cannot complain.” last_img read more

Michigan Football: Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh Had “Hail To The Victors” Played As He Walked To Field At Satellite Camp In Alabama

first_imgJim Harbaugh at Satellite camp in Alabama.Jim Harbaugh Hail To The VictorsHow many times has Michigan’s “Hail To The Victors” fight song been played in the state of Alabama? At lease once. The Wolverines’ football program is currently having a satellite camp in Prattville, Ala. When Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh walked to the field this morning, he had his school’s fight song played. When was the last time Hail to the Victors played in Alabama? Harbaugh walks to field for satellite camp to the fight song— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) June 5, 2015Just a few players here for Michigan satellite camp in Prattville— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) June 5, 2015Greetings from Prattville where Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan staff are holding their second satellite camp.— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) June 5, 2015That’s a bold move, Jim.last_img read more