Brace’s shapes management team

first_imgBrace’s, the Newport-based bread bakery, has made a number of changes to its board of directors following the recent appointment of a new chief executive.Liz Hayward, who has worked at Brace’s since 2012 has been promoted to HR director and Richard Mynott, with 14 years’ of experience in the company, has taken the position of bakery operations director. Paul Arrowsmith has also joined as finance director.The company said it was also looking to recruit a commercial director and technical director after Scott Richardson was appointed to his new role of chief executive in June.Richardson said: “I am pulling together the new board based on experience, expertise and passion. This is an exciting time for Brace’s Bakery.“With a mixture of company knowledge and fresh insights, I am really looking forward to working with the new board and the wider team to continue to develop and grow this wonderful business.”Established in 1902 by George Brace, Brace’s is now in its fourth generation, with three bakeries in Pen-y-fan, Croespenmaen and Rogerstone in Newport, south Wales.last_img read more

Novel marine renewables connector scoops prize

first_imgTension Technology International (TTI) and its partners have won an award for a novel multi-material connector designed for marine renewables under the Innovate UK-funded STORM project.TTI, together with collaboration partners Nylacast, Brunel University and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), received the ‘Rushlight Responsible Product or Service Award’ at this year’s Rushlight Awards held late in January.The award was given in recognition of the work carried out under the Specialised Thimbles for Offshore Renewable Marine Energy (STORM) project whose aim was to design a new multi-material hybrid connector to aid the operation and lifespan of marine mooring systems.To remind, the new connector – designed firstly for floating wave energy converters – was unveiled early in January 2018 at London’s Brunel University.Developed by Brunel’s Experimental Techniques Centre and the Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology, the material called Basaltium, forms the center of the new connector and is made from recycled aluminum – strengthened by tiny basalt fibers.The core of the interconnector is coated in another innovative material called Oilon – a low friction plastic from Nylacast.The Rushlight Awards aim to support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations, initiatives and deployment projects for businesses and other organizations throughout the UK, Ireland and internationally.last_img read more

Dominica reviewing tobacco legislation

first_img Share Tweet HealthLifestyleLocalNews Dominica reviewing tobacco legislation by: Dominica Vibes News – June 19, 2017 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 193 Views   no discussions Share Dominica is reviewing draft legislation which could lead to restricting smoking in public places, the minister for health and the environment has confirmed.The decision to formulate legislation regarding smoking in public places is based on advice from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of the framework convention on Tobacco control.Minister Kenneth Darroux informed Dominica Vibes on Friday 16 June 2017 that a PAHO consultant was on island two weeks ago to assist with the revision of draft legislation for this tobacco legislation.Dr Darroux added that Dominica has received draft legislation regarding tobacco legislation from other CARICOM countries and “the hope is that we’re going to revise all of this draft legislation and see which of these are pertinent to Dominica”.According to PAHO and WHO, the most cost-effective tobacco control measures includes higher tobacco taxes, elimination of tobacco advertising and promotion, smoke-free environments and strong, graphic health warnings on tobacco packaging.In support of the framework convention, an increase in tax was applied on Tobacco products from 45% to 75% in the 2013 fiscal budget here.“I’m really hoping that pretty soon that we can take this to Parliament,” Dr Darroux added as “this is also going to be a tremendous achievement and assist us, and it’s also going to look good on our resume as it pertains to combatting CNCD’s”.“We know the cause of CNCDs, a lot of these are lifestyle related, alcohol and smoking etc., so as the Minister for Health I think that it would be quite a big feather in my cap if I could take this to Parliament soon,” he continued.He indicated that following the consultant’s review of the draft legislation, it will be forwarded to Cabinet for review “until Cabinet satisfies itself that all the provisions within the law are going to be conducive, [and that] there are no controversial issues”.This is essential because while smoke-free environments are implemented to protect nonsmokers and result in reduced consumption and quitting by smokers, it is important that government does not interfere with people’s rights.“We also have to respect people’s rights when we do these things and respect people’s lifestyles. And while we can legislate certain things, we also have to be careful that in legislating things that we think are going to help us fight CNCDs and other health issues, that we don’t violate people’s fundamental and basic human rights,” Dr Darroux emphasized. Three regional countries, Barbados, Grenada and Jamaica, have already implemented this tobacco legislation and banned smoking in public places.last_img read more

Germany coach Joachim Loew delighted with progress of his young team

first_imgGermany coach Joachim Loew heaped lavish praise on his young, experimental team after they beat Chile 1-0 to win the Confederations Cup on Sunday.Loew left behind players such as goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller yet his side still managed to beat the Asian, African, CONCACAF and South American champions on their way to lifting the title.His team on Sunday had an average age of just over 24, compared to over 30 for Chile. Julian Draxler, who captained the side aged 23, was their most experienced player with 35 caps.”I’m immensely proud of this team because they have been together for only three-and-half weeks,” Loew told reporters.”You could actually feel in all of our training sessions, every single day, that something was happening there. You could feel an unbelievable hunger for victory, both on the training pitch and during matches, so it’s well-deserved.”The fact that these young players have won this tournament makes it an historic achievement, it’s unique in Germany’s history, it’s outstanding.”The win came two days after Germany beat Spain 1-0 to win the European under-21 championship.”All the players who were in the squad were in a much better position than they were before,” said Loew.He added that the final was a bruising match.”Our team had to fight hard because the Chileans are very robust players,” he said. “We have been literally fighting for every single ball.”He also thought Chile defender Gonzalo Jara could have been sent off for elbowing Timo Werner in an incident which was reviewed by the referee using a video replay.advertisement”That could have been a red card because it was a blow in the face and if the referee sees something like that, he could have dismissed him,” said Loew.last_img read more