first_imgVariousPuratosBakery ingredients supplier Puratos UK has made three new appointments to its business development teams in a bid to deliver ambitious growth plans in the UK. Jo Greengrass (above) takes on the role of industrial sales manager bakery. Greengrass joins the firm from Maple Leaf Bakery, where she was senior national account manager of Sainsbury’s and, latterly, Marks & Spencer.Celine Vanbleus (below) joins the R&D bakery team. She has worked with Vandemoortele and Campden BRI and will focus on the development of new bakery ingredients and improver systems.Susie Milson (right) is the new out-of-home sales manager and worked with Smithfield Foods before joining Puratos.Louise NixonBAKO North WesternBAKO North Western has appointed Louise Nixon to the role of bids and tenders manager. Nixon has considerable experience in the tendering process gained from working with a large Australian utilities company. Her role at BAKO will encompass the entire process of bids and tenders.James SmithEdmeJames Smith (above right) joined natural ingredients supplier Edme earlier this year as sales director of the firm. Smith has several years of professional experience in related industries and will spearhead a move to broaden the product and market base for the Edme brand. The firm supplies flaked and kibbled malt cereals, bakery concentrated mixes and diatastic and non-diatastic malt flours.Ian NichollsCenFRAEurope’s leading centre of excellence for food robotics and automation, CenFRA, has appointed Ian Nicholls as managing director. Nicholls has been involved in the food and drink sector for almost 40 years. His principle role at CenFRA will be to raise the company’s profile by promoting its project support and management services for the food and drink manufacturing sector. Nicholls is a former chief executive of Allied Bakeries.Gary Lewis, Ruth HowesSilburyOils, fats and tomatoes supplier Silbury has made two new strategic appointments to expand its presence in the oils and fats market. Gary Lewis (right) joins the firm as director, oils and fats. Lewis previously worked with Cargill, Nortech and New Britain Palm Oil. Ruth Howes (right) has been promoted to sales director.last_img read more

On “Jobs that Pay” Tour in Lancaster, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Budget Investment in Pennsylvania’s Economy

first_imgOn “Jobs that Pay” Tour in Lancaster, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Budget Investment in Pennsylvania’s Economy Budget News,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Lancaster, PA – Today, Governor Wolf toured High Steel Structures LLC in Lancaster and hosted a roundtable discussion with employees and local leaders focused on budget initiatives that will support a new way for Pennsylvania’s economy through job creation and workforce development initiatives. While on site, the company introduced attendees to its pilot training program for welders and painters, High Steel University.“I’ve traveled the commonwealth to talk to business about how we can help them thrive and the importance of having a trained workforce continues to be among the top concerns with employers,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Research continues to demonstrate the value apprenticeship and other workforce training programs have in providing workers the opportunity to learn skills necessary to succeed in our modern economy. I applaud High Steel for its commitment to investing in training Pennsylvania workers.”High Steel Structures LLC has manufactured infrastructure welding products since 1931 when it was founded in Lancaster as High Welding. Working with local high school and post-secondary career and technical schools, including Thaddeus Stevens, High recently launched a pilot program to train welders to develop a pipeline of skilled workers.“It was an honor to host Governor Wolf and provide an up close and personal look at how we’re investing in Pennsylvania talent through our best-in-class workforce development programs,” said Mike Shirk, CEO, High Companies.  “That investment is helping to build the infrastructure for the U.S. and the great state of Pennsylvania.”Governor Wolf’s budget continues to invest in 21st century manufacturing, workforce development and training programs while also implementing new safeguards to ensure taxpayer dollars for economic development projects are spent appropriately and intended outcomes are met.Governor Wolf plans on investing in job creation by:Partnering with the commonwealth’s research universities and Industrial Resource Centers to accelerate manufacturing technology advancement and adoption, foster manufacturing innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.Creating a new apprenticeship grant program to ensure workers can receive training aligned to business workforce needs, funded with revenue recovered from companies that fail to live up to previous commitments made when they received state assistance.Investing $5 million in a manufacturing training-to-career grant program to partner with technical programs and community colleges to develop new training programs that align with their workforce needs. March 09, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza returns home

first_imgPresident Pierre Nkurunziza returned to Burundi on Thursday, his office said, after the army chief declared that an attempted coup staged when the east African leader was abroad had failed.Mr Nkurunziza said he had come back on the Burundi presidency Twitter site. Meanwhile the army  general mutineers who had attempted to overthrow the president have been arrested.But bursts of gunfire in the capital and fighting for control of the state radio during the day indicated there was still determined opposition to the president, who sparked protests and the coup attempt by his move to seek a third term.Critics said his re-election bid violated the constitution and a peace deal that ended an ethnically fuelled civil war that ended in 2005, plunging the nation into a deep political crisis.But before announcing his return, loyalists of the president said they were in control of the major strategic assets, such as the airport and presidential offices.They also said they still controlled the state broadcaster despite the heavy fighting. “President Nkurunziza is back in Burundi after the attempted coup.The coup was launched by Maj Gen Godefroid Niyombare, a former ally of the president, on Wednesday after Mr Nkurunziza travelled to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, to attend a summit on the crisis.Nkurunziza was in Tanzania at a summit of African leaders on Wednesday when Major General Godefroid Niyombare, who the president sacked as intelligence chief in February, declared he was dismissing the president and his government.A day later, Army Chief of Staff General Prime Niyongabo said the coup had failed. “Loyal forces are still controlling all strategic points,” he said in a state radio broadcast.The announcement of Nkurunziza’s return suggested the government was now back in effective control, although periods of relative calm in Bujumbura on Thursday were broken by bouts of gunfire. By evening, the city had a semblance of calm. A Reuters witness saw one dead soldier lying near the Interior Ministry. The coup was launched by Maj Gen Godefroid Niyombare, a former ally of the presidentlast_img read more

Fletcher ‘won’t be rushed back’

first_img “We don’t have to (take a) risk. It would be silly to anticipate a time. We won’t force it just because we see improvement, because another injury now could put him out for longer. It would be stupid. “In a few weeks, maybe we can see Fletcher in action. We will keep our fingers crossed. He and the staff have done a very good job, we have handled the situation very well. “We expect to see him in the next few weeks. I can’t say two, three or four – we will see.” Press Association Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio is happy with Steven Fletcher’s progress but will not rush the striker back into action.center_img Last season’s top scorer for the Black Cats, Fletcher has not played since damaging ankle ligaments on Scotland duty in March. Di Canio told “His improvement has surprised everybody. We are happy, but more importantly he is happy and excited. last_img read more