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first_imgHovis avoids strikeStrike action looks to have been averted at Hovis’ Avonmouth bakery after management and union leaders entered into negotiations. The Bakers’ Food & Allied Workers Union had planned to ballot members on industrial action following proposed changes to shifts, payment and holidays, but decided to enter further discussions at the last moment.Waitrose’s cake boxWaitrose will launch a new cake box product in the run-up to Christmas containing all the ingredients required for Delia Smith’s iconic Christmas Cake recipe. It will contain the right amounts of ingredients for the cake, including flour, pre-soaked fruit and black treacle.Rowe’s to the rescueCornish bakery Rowe’s said it answered an emergency call from the set of Brad Pitt’s latest movie, World War Z, to supply cast and crew with 700 Cornish pasties and 500 sandwiches when the original catering plans were hampered by rough seas. Filming is currently taking place on a ship in Falmouth harbour.Bertinet successThe Bertinet Bakery saw its second successful year at the Soil Association Organic Food Awards 2011, winning the baked goods category with its sourdough. Two new products, the Bertinet Baguette and the Bertinet Burger Bun also received commendations.last_img read more

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Landslide kills two in West Sumatra

first_imgTopics : Dodi said the landslide was caused by the heavy rains that had been falling since Saturday evening.The landslide damaged 10 houses, including four with “severe damage”, with 21 survivors reported. A heavy downpour caused a landslide on Sunday in Guguak Malalo, a collection of villages in Tanah Datar regency, West Sumatra, claiming two lives and destroying homes.The fatal victims have been identified as a 75-year-old woman, Bainar, and her 45-year-old son. Ijun, said emergency head Dodi Susilo of the Tanah Datar Disaster Mitigation Agency.The mother and son were found buried in mud near the ruins of theiir house at around 1:30 p.m., nine hours after the landslide hit the area at 4:30 a.m.last_img read more

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Iowa manager to retire after inquiry found hostile workplace

first_imgIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa administrator is planning to retire after a state investigation blamed her for creating a hostile work environment for judges who rule on unemployment benefits disputes.Newly filed records show that Emily Chafa, chief of the unemployment insurance appeals bureau at Iowa Workforce Development, was abruptly removed from the building March 8 and kept on paid leave for one month.In April, the investigation concluded that Chafa had treated subordinates “disrespectfully and discourteously which has created an uncomfortable, unprofessional work environment.” She was given the equivalent of a three-day suspension and ordered to make changes.Chafa disputes the finding and is appealing her discipline, saying the state hasn’t given specifics of her alleged inappropriate behavior. Earlier this month, her attorney complained that Chafa has been locked out of her email and office while on vacation ahead of a July 11 retirement date.For months, Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend and her staff had refused to confirm the removal, leave and investigation of Chafa.last_img read more

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South Florida Power Couple, J-Rod, Looking to Buy NY Baseball Team

first_imgNew York — Former Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez and his fiance, Jennifer Lopez are raising capital to purchase the Mets, according to a Variety report. The Miami power couple is said to be working with JP Morgan Chase’s Eric Menell, who serves as the bank’s co-head of North American media investment banking, to raise the capital to make a bid for the New York Mets. The team has suspended spring training in South Florida due to the coronavirus. The New York ball club is currently owned by the Wilpon family who were in talks to sell 80% of the team last year to hedge fund manager Steve Cohen in a deal that valued the club at $2.6 billion. But, negotiations fell apart after Cohen sought to amend the terms.J-Rod apparently want to get in the game just like another teammate of the slugger, Derek Jeter, who is a part owner of the Miami Marlins. The team’s managing partner is venture capitalist Bruce Sherman, while Jeter, who owns about 4% of the club, runs business and baseball operations. Jeter contributed about $25 million to the purchase of the team, which was sold for $1.2 billion. He is also forfeiting his $5 million salary during the outbreak to make payroll for the rest of the team.As a player, A-Rod entertained signing with the Mets as a free agent in 2000. He ultimately signed a record 10-year, $252 million deal with the Texas Rangers. He was then traded to the Yankees, where he won a World Series.J-Lo is from the Bronx, home of the Yankees.last_img read more

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