Orchard Valley Foods and Candeco merge

first_imgOrchard Valley Foods has merged with Swedish decorations manufacturer Candeco Confektyr AB.The new business will be known as Orchard Valley Foods Group, a €40m (£36.4m) producer of confections, ingredients and decorations for the food manufacturing, foodservice and retail home baking sectors as well as international markets.Candeco, based in Malmö, Sweden, is owned by the Orkla Group, which acquired a majority share in UK-based Orchard Valley Foods in March 2017.Its purpose-built factory employs 35 people and specialises in the development, manufacture and sales of decorations and inclusions – such as hard boiled caramel, sugar strands and decoration pearls – to the global ice cream, bakery and chocolate industries.Cherry Blumberg, Orchard Valley Foods Group managing director said the move will offer new opportunities in the global market.“The confections, inclusions and decorations market continues to offer significant growth opportunities, both in domestic and export markets as manufacturers seek to add novelty and attraction, whether through visual appeal, texture, indulgence or mouth feel to their products,” Blumberg said.“Candeco is a fantastic business renowned for its creativity in product development, delivering innovative solutions to meet customer needs, so it was a logical move to blend our two businesses to support continued market development.”last_img read more

Vermont Tech Employee Named Vermont’s Outstanding Older Worker

first_imgVermont Tech Employee Named Vermont’s Outstanding Older WorkerRANDOLPH CENTER, Vt – A Vermont Technical College employee has been honored as Vermont’s Outstanding Older Worker for 2008. Awarded to a single older employee in each of the 50 states, the Outstanding Older Worker program recognizes the important contributions of America’s working seniors while providing numerous positive examples of productive aging.This year’s Vermont recipient, James J. McNichol of Essex Junction, is a Learning Partner at Vermont Technical College who works with IBM, helping the company capture and transfer knowledge to a global internal audience.The Outstanding Older Worker program is part of Experience Works, a national, charitable, community-based organization that helps seniors get the training they need to find good jobs in their local communities. McNichol, who was associated with IBM for more than 35 years before joining Vermont Tech, has made significant contributions to the company in the areas of e-learning, engineering, and computer technologies.”I am both delighted and humbled to win this year’s Vermont OOW award,” McNichol said. “I have always been interested in education and I have been fortunate to be able to blend this interest in education with my industrial experience – in the midst of rapidly evolving technologies I might add – while working for Vermont Technical College.”Started in 1965, Experience Works is a leader in providing training, job placement and community service for America’s older workers. It offers programs designed to help mature individuals enter the workforce, secure more challenging positions, move into new career areas, and supplement their incomes.The Technology Extension Division (TED) at Vermont Technical College was established in 1991 to meet the education and training needs of Vermont employers. Drawing on the resources of the Vermont State Colleges and nationally recognized training vendors, TED provides educational and training programscredit, non-credit and onlinein supervision and management, health care, computer technology, and other content areas.last_img read more

HRSA awards UVM $550,000 for children with special health care needs

first_imgUniversity of Illinois at Chicago Chicago Ill.$661,752 University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterMass.$685,732 Trustees Of Dartmouth College Hanover N.H.$848,868 University of Colorado HSC Aurora Colo.$552,500 University of Vermont,The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $28.3 million to 43 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) programs, including $550,000 to the University of Vermont, to help improve the health of infants, children, adolescents and young adults with neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. LEND programs in communities across the United States prepare trainees from a wide variety of professional disciplines to assume leadership roles, ensure high levels of interdisciplinary clinical competence, and enhance the ability of clinicians to diagnose, treat, and manage complex disabilities in youth and adolescents.  The programs also promote culturally competent, coordinated care and integrate families in all aspects of training and service.”Building on a strong history, LEND grants improve systems of care for those with special needs,” said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N.  “These programs have been instrumental in training leaders to meet the varying needs of children and youth with disabilities and their families.”Currently 43 LEND programs span 37 states, forming a network that works to identify the special needs of children and families on state, regional, and national levels.  The programs conduct continuing education activities, provide technical assistance and consultation, and develop and disseminate educational materials.A list of awards follows. Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education,obo University of Nevada, Reno Reno Nev.$508,533 Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles-School of Physical Therapy Los Angeles Calif.$650,973 Curators of the University of Missouri – ColumbiaColumbia Mo.$574,811 Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond Va.$584,773 Regents of the University of Minnesota Minneapolis Minn.$627,616 Medical University of South CarolinaCharleston S.C.$486,440 University of ArizonaTucson Ariz.$568,353 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock Ark.$757,995 University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute Kansas City Kan.$641,760 Georgia State University Research FDN., INC. Atlanta Ga.$545,898 Children’s HospitalBoston Mass.$680,000 OrganizationCityStateAwardAmount University of HoustonSalt Lake City Utah$758,048 Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashville Tenn.$586,500 University of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham Ala.$680,758 University of Wisconsin – MadisonMadison Wis.$673,483 University of Tennessee at Knoxville Knoxville Tenn.$807,500 Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc. Baltimore Md.$850,000 University of South DakotaVermillion S.D.$537,466 University of Oklahoma HSC Oklahoma City Okla.$595,000center_img University of IowaIowa CityIowa$586,537 University of Rochester Rochester N.Y.$684,028 University of PittsburghPittsburgh Pa.$594,779 Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska Omaha Neb.$622,943 Ohio State UniversityColumbus Ohio$821,027 West Virginia University Research Corp. Morgantown W.Va.$567,935 University of Alaska AnchorageAnchorage Alaska$530,039 Oregon Health & Science University Portland Ore.$742,050 University of CincinnatiCincinnati Ohio$800,167 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu Hawaii$595,000 Indiana University, School of MedicineIndianapolis Ind.$632,046 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia Pa.$764,391 University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Albuquerque N.M.$680,000 For more information about LEND programs, visit: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/training/projects.asp?program=9(link is external).The Health Resources and Services Administration is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  HRSA is the primary Federal agency responsible for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable.  For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit www.hrsa.gov(link is external).SOURCE Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — New York Medical CollegeValhalla N.Y.$693,003 University of WashingtonSeattleWash.$826,030 University of VermontBurlingtonVt.$550,000 Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronx N.Y.$679,299 University of Miami Miami Fla.$722,500 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill N.C.$845,004 The University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonHouston Texas$509,748 $28,311,285 TOTALlast_img read more

Peru Suspends Coca Eradication

first_imgBy Dialogo August 19, 2011 Peru has temporarily halted the eradication of coca plants used to make cocaine as it works to redesign its anti-drug programs, the country’s interior ministry said on 17 August. News of the suspension in eradication work surprised and worried the United States, which has tried for years to limit coca production in Peru as part of a broader war on drugs. The United Nations says Peru is now the world’s leading coca grower and could surpass Colombia as the top cocaine producer. “We are working on how to redirect efforts,” Interior Minister Oscar Valdes said. He said eradication would resume “very soon” but added that the government wanted to focus more on catching major traffickers and cutting off access to supplies like kerosene used to refine coca into cocaine. “The public must understand that the reduction of illicit crops will continue as the president has said and there will be a frontal fight against drug trafficking,” Valdes said. The suspension of the eradication program coincided with leftist President Ollanta Humala’s reshuffling of the country’s drug policy team. Humala, a former army officer, has said he would work closely with the United States to fight cocaine production. He has also said he expected countries that buy illegal cocaine to contribute to the effort. Peruvian coca growers say they plant coca for traditional uses in food and religious ceremonies, though drug experts say 90 percent of coca winds up in the cocaine trade.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta slams ‘unacceptable’ Arsenal defending after Crystal Palace draw

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Mikel Arteta slams ‘unacceptable’ Arsenal defending after Crystal Palace draw Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 11 Jan 2020 3:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Jordan Ayew’s deflected effort helped earn Crystal Palace a draw against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)He said: ‘I think first 35 mins is exactly what I want from our Arsenal team to play like.‘We controlled the game, we were very dominant, we were in the right positions, we created chances, we were so good in transition.‘We were aggressive after that. We had a 10 minute spell where we started to give some free kicks away and obviously they put more people in the box and it was more stop and start.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘But I was really pleased with the first half then the first 10 or 15 minutes of the second half again credit to them as well they started to push and we had more difficulties.‘We conceded a goal where we completely switched off and that is unacceptable and I am really upset with that.‘But after that I think we reacted very well after conceding the goal and after Auba’s red card.’MORE: Arsenal equal unwanted record after disappointing Crystal Palace drawMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to miss Arsenal’s clash against Chelsea after red card in Crystal Palace draw Mikel Arteta was disappointed with Arsenal’s defending during their 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty) Mikel Arteta admitted he was bitterly disappointed with Arsenal’s ‘unacceptable’ defending which led to Jordan Ayew’s equalising goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had fired the visitors into a deserved early lead after he provided a fitting end to a slick 19-pass move, but the Gunners failed to build on their early dominance.Palace upped the tempo after the break and Arsenal struggled to cope minus the presence of Lucas Torreira whose combative presence was missed after he failed to re-emerge for the second half.ADVERTISEMENTRoy Hodsgon’s drive subsequently drew level when Cheikhou Kouyate pounced on a loose ball in the box following a quick free kick and fed Ayew who found the back of the net via a wicked deflection off David Luiz.AdvertisementAdvertisementAlthough Arteta was encouraged by a spirited response to Aubameyang’s 67th minute red card, the Arsenal manager admitted he was upset with the way his side allowed the Eagles a route back into the game. Advertisementlast_img read more

WC DRAW: Spain vs Portugal and Nigeria vs Argentina

first_imgEngland must negotiate Kevin de Bruyne’s Belgium, surprise packages Panama and Tunisia after they were placed together in the draw in the Kremlin.Spain’s other opponents in a tough-looking Group B are Morocco and Iran.France will play Australia, Peru and Denmark in Group C.Host nation Russia will face Saudi Arabia in the tournament-opening match on June 14 in Moscow.Tweets about @FIFAWorldCup Share on: WhatsApp Spain and Portugal drawn in same World Cup groupMoscow, Russia | AFP |  The 2010 World Cup winners Spain were placed in the same group as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in an exciting draw for the 2018 tournament in Russia on Friday.Neymar’s Brazil meanwhile will have to negotiate a group including Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.Holders Germany will face Mexico, Sweden and South Korea as they try to retain the title for the first time since Brazil in 1962.Lionel Messi and his Argentina team which struggled to qualify will play European debutants Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.last_img read more

Woman dies attempting to stop hit and run driver

first_imgA 42-year-old woman has died after she was run over while attempting to stop a hit-and-run driver.The incident was reported on October 25th in Hialeah, Florida.Officials say the victim was driving in a vehicle with her family when a woman in a van struck their car and fled the scene.The victim then followed the van which eventually pulled into the parking lot of a pawn shop.  The victim then stepped out of her car and stood behind the van in an attempt to prevent the driver from leaving. When the suspect in the van noticed the woman standing behind her vehicle, she suddenly reversed the vehicle and pinned the victim up against a metal fence. The victim, however, was able to get free and this time stood in front of the van.The suspect in the van then accelerated forward forcing the victim to jump on the hood of the van or be run over. As the victim clung to the hood of the van, the suspect began speeding and driving erratically in an attempt to get the victim off of the vehicle.Eventually the victim fell off of the van and was run over as the suspect fled the scene.  The victim was later flown to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center where she was pronounced dead.Investigators reported that they searched surveillance video in the area and were eventually able to identify the van’s driver as 22-year-old Natasha Boothe.Boothe has since been arrested and is facing charges of first-degree murder and leaving the scene of a crash involving a death.last_img read more

University student denied the right to buy cold medicine due to his Puerto Rican driver’s license

first_imgA Purdue University student is reporting that he was denied the right to purchase cold medicine at his local CVS store because the clerk would not accept his Puerto Rican driver’s license and demanded that he produce a U.S issued license or paperwork to complete the purchase.The incident was reported at a CVS in West LaFayette, Indiana.The customer, Jose Guzman Payano, reported that he had been battling a cold and went to the establishment to purchase Mucinex and some other items. Payano says when the clerk scanned the cold medicine they asked him for his ID which he had no problem producing. Payano says when he gave his ID to the clerk, the clerk handed the ID back to him and asked him for a U.S issued license.  Payano then told the clerk that “A Puerto Rican license is a U.S.-issued license.” “Puerto Rico is a part of the United States. It’s a United States territory.” The clerk still refused to accept his license so Payano who says he has encountered this situation before while traveling, produced his passport, however, the clerk would not accept his that either.The third-year engineering student says he left the store with tears in his eyes and went home to file a complaint. He was told that a representative would be in contact with him in a week’s time, however, he never received any other communication from the store.Payano then contacted his local news station WRTV who were thankfully able to solicit a response from the company.A company spokeswoman then issued an apology for the confusion and reported that they would be retraining their staff on what types of ID’s should be accepted:“We are committed to ensuring that every customer receives courteous, outstanding service in our stores and we apologize to the customer for his recent experience. We are fully investigating this matter to learn more about what occurred and we are seeking to speak with the customer directly,” the statement read. “While our employees must adhere to laws and regulation requiring identification for the purchase of certain over-the-counter medication, we do consider Puerto Rican driver’s licenses to be valid identification.”Payano says while he is grateful that the issue is being solved, this situation speaks to countless other situations that he encounters everyday because he is from Puerto Rico.last_img read more

Renewed Hope for Broward Family of FBI Agent Bob Levinson Held in Iran

first_imgU.S. officials for years said Levinson was working for a private client on his trip to Iran. In December 2013, The Associated Press reported that the ex-agent had actually been on a mission for CIA analysts who had no authority to run spy operations.Since his disappearance, photos and video of Levinson in an orange jumpsuit emerged in 2010 and 2011. His family is suing Iran in U.S. federal court under the allegation that the Iranian government kidnapped him.FBI posterIran has acknowledged there is an open Revolutionary Court case involving Levinson, but a foreign ministry spokesman said Sunday that the case was a “missing person” filing — not a sign that the ex-agent was being prosecuted.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced last week that the State Department would offer $20 million on top of a previously posted $5 million reward for information on Levinson’s case.“The Trump administration has made clear that the regime in Iran must release all missing and wrongfully detained Americans, including Robert Levinson, Xiyue Wang, Siamak Namazi, and others,” Pompeo said in a statement. “We will not rest until they are reunited with their families.”Dan Levinson said his family has never given up hope Levinson’s alive even though they haven’t heard from him in 12 years, making him the longest-held hostage in U.S. history. The Coral Springs family of former FBI agent Bob Levinson held captive in Iran for over a decade, is emboldened in their fight for his release.Last week, the U.S. government announced a $20-million reward for information leading to his location and safe return.That’s on top of the $5-million FBI award.FILE – In this March 6, 2012, file photo, an FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, right, of how he would look like now after five years in captivity, and an image, center, taken from the video, released by his kidnappers, and a picture before he was kidnapped, left, displayed during a news conference in Washington. Iran is acknowledging for the first time it has an open case before its Revolutionary Court over the 2007 disappearance of a former FBI agent on an unauthorized CIA mission to the country. In a filing to the United Nations, Iran said the case over Robert Levinson was “on going,” without elaborating. The Associated Press obtained the text of the filing Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)President Donald Trump on Sunday used Twitter to urge Iran to turn over former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared in 2007 on an unauthorized CIA mission.“If Iran is able to turn over to the U.S. kidnapped former FBI Agent Robert A. Levinson, who has been missing in Iran for 12 years, it would be a very positive step,” the president wrote. last_img read more

House panel approves debate for impeachment vote

first_imgThe House Rules committee has approved six hours of debate ahead of Wednesday’s impeachment hearing.The measure was approved late Tuesday night by a party-line vote of nine to four who approved the legislation.President Trump is accused of abusing his powers as president and obstruction of Congress after withholding funds from Ukraine in order to get information regarding relations of political rival, Joe Biden’s son.The move will clear the way for the panel to debate and then vote on whether President Trump committed a crime and whether or not he should be impeached.If the House decides to impeach President Trump, they then will decide if he should also be removed from office.last_img