Online technology helps bakers select products

first_imgFoodservice supplier Bidvest 3663 has created an online tool to help bakery customers choose the right products.The From the Bakery guide is an interactive tool, created following company research into customers’ buying habits. It revealed that bakery items can be confusing to purchase as the products span all eating occasions across the day parts as well as differing on cooking and preparation requirements.The guide can be found on the Bidvest 3663 website, with detailed information on more than 375 products including more than 30 pastry products such as Bridor chocolate twist. It recommends upselling these with coffee.Each listing features an image and icons to explain the cooking method, whether the product is Craft Guild of Chefs endorsed and whether it meets a special dietary need such as gluten-free.There are also dedicated gluten-free pages to help bakers meet the increasing demand for these products, particularly in light of the new Food Information Regulations coming in this December.Gemma Young, product marketing manager at Bidvest 3663, said: “Bakery is a key category for any foodservice provider as it touches all eating occasions throughout the day. We pride ourselves on our vast range, offering a number of options to suit different customer needs and price points.“The brochure includes a ‘something special’ section for each bakery sub-category, highlighting products that will help customers offer something different on their menus. There are also top tips and recipe ideas throughout the brochure to help inspire our customers, along with market stats to help them make informed product choices.”last_img read more

Star Sports outfits Cotton Tree Die Hard

first_imgTHE Cotton Tree Die Hard Sports Club became the recipient of a complete set of coloured uniforms from Star Sports after they won their annual four-team T20 competition in Berbice, defeating D’Edward Sports Club by 12 runs in the final on Sunday.In the interest of time, all three games were contested at 15 overs per innings. In the final, Cotton Tree Die Hard, inserted to take first strike, posted 129 all out in 14 overs.Pooran Persaud topscored with an even fifty, comprising four sixes and two fours, while Abdol Subhan struck 43 (3×6, 2×4). Andrew Dennis picked up 3-24 for D’Edward Sports Club, who responded with 117-7 with Waqar Hassan claiming 2-15.Both teams had won their previous game earlier in the day. Cotton Tree Die Hard defeated Number 69 Sports Club by eight wickets with four overs to spare.Number 69 Sports Club made 121 in 15 overs with Nashad Gaffoor picking up 2-24. Gaffoor then returned to hit 48 not out and Nick Ramsaroop made 33 not out as Cotton Tree Die Hard easily knocked off the target.D’Edward Sports Club defeated Yakusari Caribs by five wickets in the other game after being set a meagre target of 80. Over $100 000 in cash and prizes were handed out to the teams and top individual performers.Meanwhile, proprietor and former national wicketkeeper/batsman, Sheik Mohamed, was on hand on Sunday to present the uniforms to members of the team.He expressed pleasure in being able to outfit the team, noting that the donation is in keeping with the company’s corporate/social responsibility.Roshan Gaffoor of Cotton Tree Die Hard said the club is extremely delighted to receive the uniforms, adding that the players will work to ensure the company’s brand is well represented.last_img read more

Nightmare for David Luiz as Man City thump Arsenal on Premier League return [PHOTOS]

first_imgNot much has changed in the Premier League’s three-month break, which was clear as Man City cruised to a 3-0 victory over Arsenal.Kevin De Bruyne remains totally magical and David Luiz still makes mistakes far too often.It was De Bruyne who was City’s inspiration as the top-flight finally returned, slotting away a penalty in between goals from Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden.But Luiz was Arsenal’s Achilles heel yet again, gifting City their first goal with a dreadful blunder before giving away the penalty for a foul on Riyad Mahrez and getting sent off in the process.However, both the performances of De Bruyne and Luiz were largely forgotten at the end of Wednesday night as City defender Eric Garcia was stretchered off with a seriously concerning injury.After Arsenal lost Granit Xhaka and Pablo Mari to injury in the first-half, Garcia received lengthy treatment and players looked on in distress after the Spaniard was knocked out cold by a sickening collision with his own goalkeeper.Ederson came charging out and, with eyes only for the ball, accidentally clattered into his defender and left him motionless on the floor. It was an upsetting end to what was a good night’s work for Manchester City, although they got some help along the way.Arsenal started brightly, but were forced into two early changes when Xhaka and Mari left the field injured.One of the men to come on was Luiz, who misjudged De Bruyne’s cross in first-half stoppage time, allowing Sterling to swoop in and grab his first goal of 2020.Then the Brazilian got his marching orders for tripping up Mahrez, who was through on goal, allowing De Bruyne to slot away the penalty.Garcia’s injury brought a lengthy halt to proceedings, but City weren’t done yet as substitute Foden got in on the act in the dying moments. Source: talkSPORTlast_img read more

Clayton Kershaw as the National League MVP — the numbers don’t lie

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Here is the case to be made for Kershaw and how he ranks among his National League peers. Stats below are limited to the 44 qualifying National League pitchers who have averaged at least one inning pitched for every game his team has played.WINS19 – Kershaw18 – Johnny Cueto (Cincinnati)/Adam Wainwright (St. Louis)11.27 – National League average Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looks to be a shoo-in for his third National League Cy Young Award. However, unlike last season when the southpaw won the Cy Young Award and placed sixth in the NL Most Valuable Player Award voting, the 26-year-old appears to be a serious NL MVP candidate.In 19 starts since June 2, Kershaw has gone 16-1 with a miniscule 1.26 earned-run average. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, since 1913 — the first year earned runs were tracked in both major leagues — the only pitcher with a stretch of 19 starts within one season in which he recorded at least 16 wins with no more than one loss with an ERA as low as Kershaw’s is the St. Louis legend Bob Gibson,The Cardinals right-hander went 17-1 with a 0.72 ERA over a 19-start span from June 2 through Sept. 2, 1968.Which is fitting considering the last pitcher to win an NL MVP was Gibson in 1968, when he finished 22-9 with a 1.12 ERA.center_img WIN-LOSS PCT..863 – Kershaw (19-3).706 – Jordan Zimmermann (Washington, 12-5).527 – National League averageERA (Earned-Run Average)1.70 – Kershaw2.15 – Johnny Cueto (Cincinnati)3.53 – National League averageWHIP (Walks plus Hits divided by Innings Pitched)0.83 – Kershaw0.96 – Johnny Cueto (Cincinnati)1.24 – National League averageCOMPLETE GAMES6 – Kershaw4 – 4 players tied0.98 – National League averageSTRIKEOUT-TO-WALK RATIO7.82 – Kershaw6.00 – Jordan Zimmermann (Washington)3.16 – National League averageSTRIKEOUTS PER NINE INNINGS10.63 – Kershaw10.25 – Stephen Strasburg (Washington)7.40 – National League averageAnd for the more advanced pitching statistics, we offer Kershaw and his top competition in the National League:FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching)(Measures pitcher’s effectiveness at preventing HR, BB, HBP and causing strikeouts)1.86 – Kershaw2.61 – Hyun-Jin Ryu (Dodgers)2.77 – Jordan Zimmermann (Washington)ERA+(adjusted to the player’s ballpark)210 – Kershaw168 – Johnny Cueto (Cincinnati)147 – Cole Hamels (Philadelphia)WAR (Wins Above Replacement)(Number of wins the player added to the team above what a replacement player would add)8.0 – Kershaw6.5 – Jason Heyward (Atlanta)6.4 – Johnny Cueto (Cincinnati)WPA (Win Probability Added)(Given average teams, this is the change in probability; a change of +/- 1 would indicate one win added or lost)5.2 – Kershaw4.3 – Johnny Cueto (Cincinnati)3.7 – Adam Wainwright (St. Louis)SITUATIONAL WINS SAVED(Sum of WPA divided by the leverage index for each play)5.3 – Kershaw3.9 – Adam Wainwright (St. Louis)3.9 – Johnny Cueto (Cincinnati)last_img read more

Jwala Gutta points finger at Pullela Gopichand for favouritism, details racist abuse

first_imgImage Courtesy: FPJ/GettyAdvertisement yqydNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eusba( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4hWould you ever consider trying this?😱btnyqCan your students do this? 🌚1k3sihpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Jwala Gutta, India’s badminton icon and one of the most inspiring sportspersons of the country, has often made headlines for her outspoken nature. However, Jwala recently revealed that being straightforward had her facing difficulty in career, and the sole person she holds accountable for the damage is none other than the national chief badminton coach and Jwala’s former doubles partner Pullela Gopichand!Advertisement Image Courtesy: FPJ/GettyJwala and Gopichand formed the team that National Badminton Championship title in mixed doubles back in 2004. However, as time passed, and the two shuttling icons of the country became distant.The former world no. 6 recently opened up about her relation with Gopichand, and accused Gopichand for partiality in badminton coaching system and also numerous career scopes Jwala missed in her career.Advertisement Speaking to India Today, Jwala revealed aggravation she faced in the past because of Gopichand, and how her straight from the shoulder attitude had bitten her back.“I hold him (Gopichand) responsible for the harassment I had to go through all these years. I am vocal and I have had to pay a huge price for that,” the 36 year old shuttler said in the interview.Advertisement “I acknowledge what he (Gopi) has achieved and I had expectations from him. Gopi knows my potential and what I was capable of,” the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist continued, “He was part of the establishment and he knew my potential, so it was quite natural for me to have expectations from him.”Jwala further blamed Gopichand for favouritism and making the sport of badminton in the country centralised: “If you notice, there were players from other states when Gopi used to play. So there was a time where top players used to come from different parts of the country.”Jwala further stated that Gopichand, being from Andhra Pradesh, favours shuttlers from his state, and is the reason why the Indian badminton scene has a domination of Telugu players or players from Hyderabad.“If India wins a medal, it is because of Gopichand and if we don’t do well, then it is the system that is to be blamed,” she further added.In addition to that, Jwala also revealed facing racism and xenophobia, for having a Chinese mother. She recently took to social media to reveal how she was targeted as the ‘Boycott Chinese Product’ movement gained pace among the netizens of the country.“People have a lot of time to waste on such things, calling someone ‘Chinese’. It was important to call out people like these. So it is my duty to teach these people a lesson and tell them that the power of anonymity has its consequences too,”  Jwala said.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Former Ranji trophy cricketer found dead; son arrested for murder Advertisementlast_img read more

McIvor/Poole team declared winner at Tournament of Roses

first_imgThe dynamic duo of Sherry McIvor and Bev Poole edged out the Dorothy Garland/Sue Moisey tandem to capture the top prize at the Tournament of Roses Ladies Golf event Saturday at the Granite Pointe at Nelson course.Tournament organizers had a difficult time determining the winner as three teams finished in a tie with scores of 85.However, when the dust settled the McIvor/Poole was deemed the winners on retrogression.The Garland/Moisey squad was second with Kim Phillips and Carol Reay  third. Ruth O’Bryan and Kathy Tencza were fourth at 89.Low net winners were Linda Tamblyn and Ann Gouk by two shots better than Rose Beauchamp and Jeri Santarossa.Nelson’s Bev Stevens and Lynne Foster finished third.Low gross flight winners included the Garland/Moisey placing first in the Shiraz Flight; O’Bryan/Tencza in the Merlot Flight; and Charlene Tees and Jackie Chapin in the Cabernet Flight.Low net winners included Beauchamp and Santarossa in Shiraz, Becky Allen and Fran Crawford in the Melot and Gwen Acres and Karen McGinnis in the Cabernet.Individual prizes were won by Chapin for Centre Line Drive; Marie Berg and Tees longest putts and KP honours to Tees and Cathie McLaren.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES JERRY HOLLENDORFER, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “It was nice to get that race out of the way. No matter how good your horse is, you’ll always be a little bit anxious.“The fans are starting to like her.“She broke good, she has speed. There’s no doubt in my mind that she could rate if she had to, but usually she doesn’t have to. If somebody did something funny, I think she could be flexible and adjust to that.“I was so pleased to see her way out there and cruising along pretty easy. At least now we got a race in her and we can try to make some more plans. We want to run here at Santa Anita. What we do between now and the Santa Anita Oaks, I don’t know. If we do anything. We’ll think about it and try to do the right thing.” RICK PORTER, OWNER FOX HILL FARMS, INC., SONGBIRD, WINNER: “It’s hard to explain the feeling. She just gives you goose bumps and you just wonder ‘How did I get this horse?’ I don’t think I’ve ever had one that’s so dominant and does things so easily. It would be nice to win the Kentucky Derby, but I’d like to do it with a nice colt . . . I don’t like the (Kentucky Derby) point system. We’d have to run in the Santa Anita Derby with her. I think it’d be great for your ego, but the smart move is to stay on the path we’re on to the (Kentucky) Oaks.” MIKE SMITH, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “She has such a high cruising speed, she has gears.“You always worry about horses that are brilliant at two. Sometimes they won’t mature or grow anymore at three. You’re anxious to see what will happen.“Favorite Trick was one that fooled me; he was brilliant as a two year old. He won all eight of his races at two but then didn’t win the biggest ones as a three year old. You’re anxious to get it over with and she seems to have improved. She seemed to up her game even more, especially mentally. She was very happy today and took it all in stride. I’m just blessed to be the one that has to make her carry the weight.” TRAINER QUOTES -30- NOTES: The winning owner is Rick Porter of Lexington, Ky., who races as Fox Hill Farms, Inc.last_img read more