Basin aims for cleaner results

first_imgMechline has launched a Polycarbonate WS1 Wash Hand Basin, to replace stainless steel wash hand basins, which has a lower carbon footprint. Made from high-grade polycarbonate ABS plastic, the basin is available in white and grey, is durable and has an optional splashback.SaniTru antimicrobial additive, embedded in the basin material itself, resists build-up of mould, mildew and grime to provide a cleaner surface that’s easier to clean and lasts the life of the product. It is manufactured by Mechline in the UK and uses less energy to manufacture than stainless steel.www.mechline.comlast_img read more

In Short

first_imgJob retentionWarburtons is set to make no compulsory redundancies in the first phase of its £25m Bolton bakery redevelopment. Following the announcement in January that 121 jobs out of 234 on two bread lines at its Hereford Street bakery were at risk, Warburtons, alongside the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union, has identified alternative positions within the firm. Forty-five employees have taken voluntary redundancy or early retirement.Homeless supportA cupcake bakery and café, which creates training and job opportunities for homeless people, is part of a £10m scheme to improve a Birmingham-based housing and support centre. The Frost & Snow bakery will be based at the Snow Hill site of social housing group Midland Heart and is led by local baker Sarah Frost. It is due to open in 2011.TV participant soughtTV production firm Wall to Wall is still on the look-out for a baker and their family to take part in a new programme for BBC1. Each family will run their shop across key eras of British history. They would be relocated for about eight weeks. Contact Michael Fraser on [email protected] years for Kelly’sKelly’s Bakery, in the south-east Ireland town of Wexford, is celebrating its centenary. Ten years ago, the company sold its original shop and bakery in Wexford, opening a new retail unit nearby and building a new bakery in a business park.Muntons’ centreMalt and malted ingredients supplier Muntons has opened its £500,000 Centre for Excellence at its headquarters in Stowmarket. It houses a bakery, NPD kitchen and sensory testing room.last_img read more

Starch turn

first_imgUlrick & Short can now declare a range of its cold swelling starches to be ’wheat flour’, following innovative product development. The cold swelling ingredients in its Synergie range are said to maintain the functionality of a starch and provide lots of different textural and stability options, while carrying the clean-label ’wheat flour’ declaration.The products are designed to improve texture and stability, while a few will also allow bakers to regulate dough viscosity, allowing them to reduce costs, regulate water activity and extend product shelf-life, said the firm.last_img read more

Health fears voiced over recycled cardboard

first_imgConcerns have been raised over the recycled carbon often used to house breakfast cereals, after a study showed mineral oils present in the packaging could pass through it and into the food.Dr Koni Grob, of the Food Safety Laboratory in Zurich, said toxicologists had linked the oils to inflammation of internal organs and even cancer, though he stressed individual meals would contain only a tiny dose of chemicals, according the Press Association. The researchers discovered that the oils, found in the printing ink of recycled newspapers used in the cardboard, could even pass through the protective inner plastic bags. The Swiss study analysed 119 products bought from German supermarkets last year and found that a large majority contained traces of mineral oils higher than the agreed level. Research also showed that products such as paper and bags made of polyethylene and polypropylene were ineffective as a barrier from mineral oils, but aluminium foil was effective, said Grob. A spokesperson for United Biscuits said the firm was aware of the recent concerns of the presence of mineral hydrocarbons in food packaging. “At UB we do not use recycled cardboard for any packaging that is in direct contact with the product and, to maintain freshness and food safety, we will normally have a film wrap between the product and any cardboard as a barrier to contamination.”She added that findings on this issue were relatively new, and United Biscuits was in the process of gathering and analysing information from its packaging suppliers, so that it could consider any alternative packaging that may be advisable.Breakfast cereal company Jordans has stopped using recycled cardboard, while a spokesperson for Kellogg’s said: “While experts tell us there’s no immediate health concern, we are looking at our packaging.” Kellogg’s added that is working with its suppliers on new packaging, which allows it to meet its environmental commitments, but will also contain significantly lower levels of mineral oil. “We are also looking at alternative inner liners for our packets.”Barbara Gallani, director of food safety and science, at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), commented: “We are aware of recent studies looking at the potential presence of mineral hydrocarbons in food from recycled cardboard used in food packaging. We understand that the information currently available is limited and we are working with the Food Standards Agency, food manufacturers, retailers and the packaging supply chain to gather more information.”She added: “The Food Standards Agency has indicated that there is not a need for immediate action. It is carrying out a survey of food packaging materials, including recycled cardboard, and will report back in the summer. In the meantime, FDF has revised guidance for food manufacturers on recycled carton board in food packaging.”last_img read more

If you want to shop at Martin’s you’ll have to wear a mask

first_img Twitter (Source: License: Martin’s Super Markets is now requiring customers and associates wear face masks or face coverings, with exception to people who have a medical condition which prohibits them from doing so.According to a statement from Martin’s parent company, they are also requiring masks for workers at their distribution center and service center workers, truck drivers and vendors who enter their stores.The mask rule will be in effect until they are notified it is no longer necessary.Below is the full release:To our family of valued store guests,There is no doubt that COVID-19 has brought tremendous change to our lives, and yet each day we see the resiliency of our associates, store guests and other essential workers answering the call to meet our communities’ collective needs. For some, this means serving on the front lines. For others, providing behind-the-scenes services to keep our communities running. For all, it is following prevention, social distancing and safety measures to help contain the spread of the virus.This week, we are asking for your continued support to ensure the safety of the communities where we live, work and serve.Beginning April 27, we are requiring our store guests and associates wear face masks or face coverings while in our retail stores, unless they have a medical condition which prohibits them from doing so. We are also requiring these measures for all our distribution center and service center associates, truck drivers and vendors who enter our facilities. This requirement will remain in effect until we are notified by officials that such precautions are no longer necessary.For several weeks, SpartanNash has been encouraging our associates to wear face coverings as well as conducting daily onsite health screenings at all locations to ensure associates are symptom-free as they begin their workday or shift. Going forward, during the health screening, associates will have the opportunity to receive their company-provided facemask or update the health screener that they have their own face mask/covering.We recognize this change may be difficult for some, but we trust our store guests and associates will do the right thing out of the safety and best interest for all.It is impossible to fully express the depth of my gratitude and how proud I am for the commitment everyone is making during these most uncertain and unprecedented times.For more than 100 years, our company has been a trusted provider of grocery products,and we take this responsibility very seriously.I have no doubt that we will prevail together throughout this pandemic.Thank you for your continued trust in our company.Dennis EidsonInterim President and CEOA full list of SpartanNash COVID-19 initiatives is listed on Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By Carl Stutsman – April 28, 2020 5 645 Facebook If you want to shop at Martin’s you’ll have to wear a mask CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Previous articleUPDATE: INDOT cancels Thursday’s virtual career fairNext articleTuesday’s new COVID-19 numbers released Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

Hometown Hero: South Bend Police Sgt. Kayla Miller

first_imgIndianaLocalMichiganNews Twitter Facebook Facebook By Jon Zimney – December 25, 2020 0 576 WhatsApp (Photo supplied/South Bend Police Department) 95.3 MNC and Impress Jewelry Creations present the Hometown Hero Award to South Bend Police Sgt. Kayla Miller.Sgt. Miller was nominated by listener Jason, who wrote:Serving our community is a South Bend Police Department she is one of the sergeants in the Major Crimes unit in charge of shootings as well as director of Michiana Crime Stoppers and a full-time mother she does so much to help our community and I would really love to see her recognized she is a true hero to me and all.To nominate a Hometown Hero, click HERE then click where is says “Enter Your Own” Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Google+ Google+ We would like to recognize and congratulate the winners of our Hometown Heroes initiative! Make sure to follow Impress Jewelry Creations on Facebook and Instagram in order to be in the know when the next nomination period opens! It became important to us that we recognize individuals in our community that daily go above and beyond and contribute to the safety and well-being of our communities. This group includes: active & retired military, active & retired law-enforcement personnel, medical professionals like doctors, nurses & other first responders & finally teachers.We will randomly select an individual and share their story. This person will be awarded a white gold Hometown heroes pin of our design. The pin features the 19 stars found on the Indiana State flag along with the rising star as found on the Indiana state seal. Twitter Hometown Hero: South Bend Police Sgt. Kayla Miller Previous articleFormer Purdue, trailblazers star arrested in Whitley CountyNext articleIndiana State Police trooper struck, injured while responding to crash Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

South Bend Police called to investigate bank robbery inside Meijer store

first_img Twitter Previous articleSouth Bend man killed in crash in Jackson CountyNext articleSearch for shooting suspect charged with attempted murder ends Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp Facebook By Jon Zimney – December 29, 2020 1 853 Pinterest Google+ South Bend Police called to investigate bank robbery inside Meijer store (Photo supplied/ABC 57) South Bend Police were called to the Meijer store on Portage Road to investigate a bank robbery.The reported heist happened around 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the branch located inside the store, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.There was no immediate word of any suspects or arrests.This is a developing story. Check back for updates. IndianaLocalNews Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

Three Michigan City firefighters charged following November incident

first_img Previous articleTips on celebrating Valentine’s Day safely during the pandemicNext articleMan facing arson charge after allegedly setting fire to mother’s home Brooklyne Beatty WhatsApp By Brooklyne Beatty – February 11, 2021 0 345 WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Google+ (“My Trusty Gavel” by Brian Turner, CC BY 2.0) Three Michigan City firefighters have been charged in an incident that happened while they were off duty.Indiana State Police report the charges stem from a gathering at a Michigan City residence back in November 2020. The charges were filed against the firefighters on February 5.Scott Kaletha has been charged with Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Strangulation, Brad Kreighbaum has been charged with Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and Austin Swistek has been charged with Obscene Performance and Battery. Google+center_img IndianaLocalNews Facebook Twitter Pinterest Three Michigan City firefighters charged following November incident Facebook TAGS20/20Austin SwistekBrad KreighbaumchargedfirefightersIndianaMichigan CitynovemberScott Kaletha last_img read more

Press release: Professor Nick Hardwick responds to concerns about Worboys’ case

first_imgI believe public bodies should be open to scrutiny and accountable for their decisions.So, I would welcome a decision by the Lord Chancellor to judicially review the Parole Board in the Worboys case and we will not stand in the way of such a review taking place. I hope such a review will provide assurance that the Parole Board itself has acted in accordance with the law and the evidence.Public concern about the Worboys case is completely understandable and it is right that the anguish of his victims should be heard.The Parole Board considers nearly 25,000 cases a year. Almost every one of those cases involves horrible offences with victims’ lives changed forever. There will be victims of offences that did not go to trial or result in a conviction and there will be others indirectly but painfully affected such as family members, witnesses and those who have to deal with the crime. The ripples from serious offences spread very wide.That is the reality of the Parole Board’s work.For prisoners like Worboys, once they have served the ‘tariff’ or the punishment part of their sentence set by a judge, they will be referred to the Parole Board by the Secretary of State and the Board must then determine if they are safe to release. The test that Parole Board’s 250 members must apply in deciding whether to release a prisoner is that ‘it is no longer necessary for the protection of the public that they should be detained’; in other words, the burden is on the prisoner to demonstrate they are safe to release, not the panel to demonstrate they are too dangerous to do so.The law governing the Parole Board’s decisions is quite clear. We have to make decisions about future risk. We cannot re-assess the prisoner’s guilt or innocence or whether the original sentence was appropriate even if we would like to do so. The decision about future risk will be informed both by evidence of how the prisoner has changed and the robustness of plans to manage him or her in the community.I do not make decisions on individual cases, but I have observed many hearing and am struck by the careful and sensitive way panels make their decisions. Do they always get it right? No. Less than one per cent of those we release commits a serious further offence and each is a terrible incident. But I would not be honest if I pretended risk could be eliminated completely. Parole Board members need to be confident a prisoner will not reoffend – but they cannot be certain. If certainty is required that needs to be reflected in the length of the original sentence.The Parole Board Rules prohibit the Parole Board from disclosing details of individual cases. I do not think this is right. Justice needs to be seen to be done. If the parole system is closed and secretive we cannot complain if people do not understand it.I welcome the government’s review of this area and hope it will be radical.I don’t say this will be easy. Some victims tell us they want to put the offence behind them and fear that opening the system up would put them through the media mill again and expose them to prurient public interest.. So, while looking at all the options we should proceed carefully and make sure we do not do more harm than good.Although we are prohibited from revealing details of the Worboys case I will say something about the processes followed.First, I share the concerns that victims say they were not kept informed or consulted about licence conditions.The law says victims do not have a say in whether a prisoner is released on parole or not – that happens at the original trial when the tariff is set – but they should have an opportunity to ensure the panel understands the impact the offence had on them and have a say in the licence conditions that apply after release. They can make a written statement, attend the start of a hearing to read their statement in person or say nothing at all.Other than receiving and carefully considering their statements, the Parole Board has no role in contacting or liaising with victims. That is undertaken by the Victim Contact Service, part of the National Probation Service, on behalf of the Secretary of State. The Parole Board sought and received assurance on a number of occasions that victims who wanted to make a victim statement had the opportunity to do so and were informed about the outcome of the hearing.There are very serious allegations that some victims who should have been kept informed were not and victims and the public deserve to know exactly what happened. There should be an independent investigation by someone outside the Parole Board and Ministry of Justice into this specific issue and I call on the Secretary of State to initiate this.As for Worboys’ hearing itself, it was a three-member panel chaired by one of our most experienced women members. One of the other members was a parole board psychologist. The panel considered a dossier of 363 pages and heard evidence from four other psychologists, and prison and probations staff responsible for Worboys. The Secretary of State was represented at our request. Worboys himself was questioned in detail. The panel considered a written statement from one victim.It is particularly concerning that other victims now state they did not have an opportunity to give their views. I know that some victims are frightened. The licence conditions are very detailed but can be varied. The probation service must now ensure that even at this stage victims have an opportunity to have any concerns about licence conditions considered and should apply to the Parole Board for licence variations where this is appropriate.Finally, let me say this. The Parole Board is in effect a court. We should be open to legal challenge but I hope when people think about it, they will agree it is right we resist political interference in our decisions. Like any court, the Parole Board members must make independent decisions in accordance with the law and on the basis of evidence. It would be a bad day for us all if people’s rightful abhorrence of Worboys’ crimes or even justified concern about a Parole Board decision allowed these basic principles of justice to be overturned.last_img read more

Press release: Knighthood and Damehoods conferred: February 2018

first_imgThe Queen has been pleased to approve that the honour of Knighthood be conferred upon Timothy Miles Fancourt, QC and that the honour of Damehood be conferred upon Christina Caroline Lambert, QC, on their appointment as Justices of the High Court.Notes for editorsTimothy Miles Fancourt was called to the Bar in 1987 and took Silk in 2003. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2009.Christina Caroline Lambert was called to the Bar in 1988 and took Silk in 2009.last_img