The baking industry has been urged to support a centre of excellence to plug gaps in UK bakery skills provision.Jack Matthews, chief executive of Improve, the food and drink sector skills council, told British Baker at the launch of the National Qualifications Framework that the absence of a centre of bakery excellence needs to be addressed.He said: “Bakery is one of the top three industries in food and drink, along with meat and seafood, but it’s the only one of the three without its own centre of excellence.”The topic is set to head the agenda at an Improve-led bakery-specific training conference to be held on 30 October at Bakers’ Hall, London.
Swift’s Team Sky team-mate Lars Petter Nordhaug emerged from the chaos to win the first stage of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire in front of huge crowds on the Scarborough seafront, but behind him several others were picking up the pieces. Almost a year on from the county hosting the Grand Depart of the Tour de France, the 174km stage again saw thousands lining the roads but the day’s racing was defined by a huge crash after a brief shower created a slippery descent as the peloton approached Grosmont, high in the North Yorkshire Moors. There was a warning when Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise’s Tim Declercq, one of two riders in a breakaway, went straight on at a corner and landed in a hedge before remounting. But with no race radio, the peloton approached unaware and chaos followed as several riders hit the deck, led by Swift and his team-mate Ian Boswell. “It was just really slippy,” said Swift’s team-mate Philip Deignan. “Normally the roads here are quite abrasive but that was real shiny. It just came on really quickly, the shower, just as we were coming in and it’s a 20 per cent descent so it was probably the worst moment for it to happen.” As Swift headed off to hospital, his remaining team-mates tried to regroup amid the confusion and Deignan and Nordhaug managed to get themselves into a five-man break which got away on the final climb of the day out of Robin Hood’s Bay. It came down to a sprint on the seafront, with Nordhaug beating Europcar’s Thomas Voeckler and Stephane Rossetto of Cofidis. “It’s great to take the victory,” the Norwegian said. “With all the spectators here it’s massive and I feel like I’m riding at home riding for Sky. This is really great. “The team were so strong today, riding all day to make it hard. We were riding for Ben Swift but he crashed pretty hard which is a shame. Then I had to try and do something.” After time bonuses were applied, Nordhaug led the general classification by four seconds from Voeckler. Deignan finished fifth to sit 10 seconds down. “This is cycling, the highs and lows,” said Team Sky sporting director Rod Ellingworth. “The thing is we always said from the beginning if we lose Ben, Lars is the guy, he’s next in line so for Team Sky it’s worked out but it’s sad for Ben, his home race and he was well up for it.” The same crash which accounted for Swift also did for NFTO’s Eddie Dunbar, at 18 the youngest rider in the field. The Irishman, who had been first over the biggest climb of the day at Rosedale Abbey, was taken to hospital with a suspected broken clavicle. The attrition had begun when Giant-Alpecin’s Kittel, who won the opening stage of the Tour de France in Harrogate last year, climbed off midway through the stage having fallen more than six minutes off the pace. The 26-year-old was racing for the first time in two months after a virus and his lack of training was no match for the rolling roads, which seemed to catch out many riders as the peloton splintered. Sir Bradley Wiggins, competing for the first time for his eponymous development team, elected to ride conservatively and stay safe with his attempt at the Hour record scheduled for June. He eventually crossed the line in 96th, almost 15 minutes behind the winners. Saturday sees the peloton take on a 174km route from Selby to York, where a bunch sprint is anticipated, before a tough 167km stage full of climbing between Wakefield and Leeds coincides with a wet weather forecast on Sunday. “Tomorrow should be pretty straight forward with a bunch sprint but the third day, from what I hear, is pretty brutal,” Deignan said when asked if Team Sky can defend their lead. “Lars is obviously in good form so I don’t think we need to be afraid of anyone.” Swift injured his right shoulder in the crash, but Team Sky later confirmed he had not suffered any broken bones. “I’m devastated that I’ve had to withdraw from the race,” Swift said on the team’s website. “I fell heavily on my shoulder and knew straight away that I couldn’t continue. Thankfully nothing is broken so hopefully it won’t keep me off the bike for long. “Congratulations to Lars Petter and the team on the great win. The Yorkshire crowd were absolutely brilliant today and really spurred us on, so a big thank you to everyone who cheered us on.” Cycling’s much-anticipated return to Yorkshire proved a brutal one as race favourite Ben Swift and star sprinter Marcel Kittel were among several casualties on the road from Bridlington to Scarborough. Press Association
KENT SPITFIRES inningsD. Bell-Drummond lbw b Joseph 18S. Dickson c Hosein b Tonge 22S. Northeast c Bonner b Tonge 13D. Stevens lbw b Cornwall 7A. Blake wkp. Hamilton b Cornwall 19A. Rouse b Peters 35C. Haggett c Cooper b Tonge 45M. Coles c Cornwall b Tonge 18A. Riley not out 21I. Qayyum run-out 18H. Bernard not out 0Extras: (b-5, lb-3, w-8, nb-1) 17Total: (9 wkts, 50 overs) 233Fall of wickets: 1-28, 2-50, 3-58, 4-64, 5-85, 6-129, 7-181, 8-201, 9-232.Bowling: Cooper 10-0-36-0 (w-2), Joseph 10-1-47-1 (w-1), Tonge 10-1-39-4 (nb-1), Cornwall 10-1-35-2 (w-1), Hosein 3-0-22-0 (w.1), Peters 7-0-46-1 (w-3).LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES inningsM. Hodge c Northeast b Riley 34K. Powell c Riley b Bernard 31N. Bonner not out 78C. Hughes c wkp. Rouse b Riley 38J. Hamilton not out 36Extras: (b-1, lb-1, w-13, pen5) 20Total: (3 wkts, 43.3 overs) 237Fall of wickets: 1-58, 2-96, 3-160Bowling: Coles 7-0-31-0 (w2), Haggett 7-0-36-0 (w2), Stevens 8.3-0-39-0 (w2), Riley 8-0-41-2, Bernard 6-0-40-1 (w2), Quayyum 7-0-43-0. NKRUMAH Bonner scored an unbeaten half-century as the Leeward Islands coasted to a seven-wicket win over the Kent Spitfires in the CWI Regional Super50 tournament on Wednesday.Sent in to bat, the Spitfires failed to get any real momentum at the crease before eventually being dismissed for 216. Gavin Tonge proved to be the chief tormentor of the English batsmen after capturing 4 for 39 as wickets fell at regular intervals.Opening batsman Bell Drummond lasted 28 balls and scored 18 runs before being dislodged by young pace bowler Alzarri Joseph.Tonge then struck quickly to remove his opening partner Sean Dickson (22) and the next batsman up Sam Northeast in quick succession – a blow from which the visitors never really recovered. Calum Hagget provided solid batting at the lower end of the order as he top-scored with 45 runs from 92 balls to bring some respectability to the innings.In their turn at the crease, Montcin Hodge (34) got a solid start but failed to carry on after being dismissed by Adam Riley whose two wickets for the innings was the most for the Spitfires.Kieran Powell then added 31 before being dismissed by Hugh Bernard, before Bonner hit a patient 78 off 128 balls and proved the catalyst for an easy victory.
Okon Bassey in UyoThe national colours will be prominent at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State as the State Government had procured 20, 000 jerseys for distribution to football fans as part of support for the Super Eagles in this weekend’s World Cup qualifier.Chairman of the Publicity sub -committee of the LOC, Mr Nse Edem who briefed newsmen in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital yesterday said the committee chaired by Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government, Mr Etekamba Umoren also include a medical, security, accommodation and marketing and would be coordinated by veteran sports journalist, Paul Bassey.According to him, the LOC has put in place measures to ensure that lapses observed in the last AFCON qualifier against Tanzania also played in Uyo do not reoccur. His words, “As far as we are concerned there will be no excuses for failure because we have learnt our lessons from the last AFCON qualifier played in Uyo and we have put every arrangement in place to ensure they don’t reoccur again,” he remarked.Edem who is also the Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Youths and Sports said sales of ticket commences today (Wednesday) at designated places in the state and would also be made available to fans in other parts of the country.He assured that 200 stewards have been mobilised to ensure the safety of fans while the supporters clubs of local teams in the state would also be mobilised to compliment the Nigeria Football Supporters Club to cheer the Super Eagles to victory.“As far as Akwa Ibom state is concerned there will be no margin for errors for this weekend’s qualifier and we are confident that Uyo will host all the Super Eagles home matches for the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers”, he added.Meanwhile, the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has review the 10 years maintenance contract of the Stadium with Julius.Immediate past administration of the state under Godswill Akpabio had signed the 10 years contract with Julius Berger for the maintenance of facilities in the ultra-modern stadium.Former Commissioner for Special Duties in the state, Mr. Etido Inyang who disclosed this explained that it became expedient for Governor to review the 10 year maintenance contract with the foremost construction company in view of the prevailing economic down turn.Inyang, who was in charge of Technical Matters when the stadium was built, said government is currently re-negotiating the contract terms for “the engagement to be year by year”, blaming the dwindling resources accruing to the State for the government action.He stressed that due to paucity of fund the maintenance of the stadium turf and other vital areas like the tartan tracks would be handled by Jthe company, while the general cleaning of the stadium has been contracted out to the locals.Inyang stated that the stadium has been put to its best look with lighting and other facilities properly fixed for the Saturday’s game with Algeria and enjoined fans to go out en-masse to support the Super Eagles to victory.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
=== NORTH BUTLER-CLARKSVILLE2A/170 championship— Spencer Mooberry, Osage vs. Jax Flynn, Solon === OSAGE2A/120 championship match— Nick Fox, Osage vs. Colby Lillegard, Bondurant-Farrar2A-126Cons. Semi – Joe Sullivan (Osage) 52-5 won by decision over Logan Arp (South Tama County) 34-11 (Dec 6-2)3rd Place Match – Joe Sullivan (Osage) 52-5 won by decision over Brock Beck (Grinnell) 44-4 (Dec 3-0)2A-132Cons. Semi – Keegan Scheeler (Center Point- Urbana) 38-4 won by decision over Averee Abben (Osage) 22-3 (Dec 8-4)5th Place Match – Averee Abben (Osage) 22-3 won by fall over Blake Abrahamson (Okoboji – Milford) 33-13 (Fall 1:13)2A-160Cons. Semi – Carson Babcock (NH/TV) 43-4 won by decision over Zach Williams (Osage) 39-8 (Dec 4-3)5th Place Match – Zach Williams (Osage) 39-8 won by decision over Cael Meyer (West Delaware) 33-6 (Dec 4-2)2A/170 championship match — Spencer Mooberry, Osage vs. Jax Flynn, Solon CLASS 1A=== CENTRAL SPRINGS1A/113 championship match— Clayton McDonough, Central Springs vs. Marcel Lopez, New London === HAMPTON-DUMONT-CAL2A-1387th Place Match – Payton Drake (PCM – Monroe) 42-9 won by decision over Carl Barkema (Hampton-Dumont) 43-12 (Dec 7-5) === WEST FORK1A-106Cons. Semi – Dawson Schmit (Wapsie Valley – Fairbank) 36-10 won by fall over Kale Petersen (West Fork – Sheffield) 24-8 (Fall 6:00)5th Place Match – Mikey Baker (West Sioux – Hawarden) 50-2 won by fall over Kale Petersen (West Fork – Sheffield) 24-8 (Fall 1:24) CLASS 2A=== CHARLES CITY2A-182Cons. Semi – Payton Vest (South Tama County) 28-15 won by fall over Caden Collins (Charles City) 33-8 (Fall 3:47)5th Place Match – Caden Collins (Charles City) 33-8 won by major decision over Jacob Reicks (NH/TV) 32-14 (MD 14-5)=== FOREST CITY2A-120Cons. Semi – Dominik Ridout (East Marshall – LeGrand) 38-1 won by major decision over Brock Moore (Forest City) 41-15 (MD 9-0)5th Place Match – Ben Schmitz (Kuemper Catholic) 43-6 won by decision over Brock Moore (Forest City) 41-15 (Dec 7-4)2A-1527th Place Match – Colby Tool (PCM – Monroe) 20-4 won by decision over Kristian Gunderson (Forest City) 42-17 (Dec 3-1)2A-182Cons. Semi – Reese Moore (Forest City) 47-4 won by decision over Jacob Reicks (NH/TV) 32-14 (Dec 12-5)3rd Place Match – Reese Moore (Forest City) 47-4 won by fall over Payton Vest (South Tama County) 28-15 (Fall 0:48) CLASS 3A=== MASON CITY3A-113Cons. Semi – Blaine Frazier (Notre Dame/W.B./Danville) 50-3 won in sudden victory – 1 over Jace Rhodes (Mason City) 38-9 (SV-1 3-1)5th Place Match – Jace Rhodes (Mason City) 38-9 won by major decision over Ethan Wood-Finley (IC High) 27-5 (MD 9-1)3A-126 championship match — Cullan Schriever, Mason City vs. Carson Taylor, Fort Dodge === NORTHWOOD-KENSETT1A-2207th Place Match – Gideon Rollene (Northwood-Kensett) 48-2 won by fall over Luke Mosinski (Audubon) 40-11 (Fall 0:45) Remember to visit our State Wrestling Tournament pageCHAMPIONSHIP MATCH COVERAGE on KRIB & KGLO, kribam.com, kgloam.com starts after the conclusion of both girls regional tournament basketball games === WEST HANCOCK1A-1527th Place Match – Bryer Subject (West Hancock – Britt) 47-18 won in sudden victory – 1 over Nate Monahan (Woodbury Central – Moville) 49-11 (SV-1 9-7)1A/195 championship match — Tate Hagen, West Hancock vs. Cole Clark, Lisbon1A-220Cons. Semi – Tanner Hagen (West Hancock – Britt) 54-10 won by decision over Ethan Allie (Belle Plaine) 43-8 (Dec 7-2)3rd Place Match – Tanner Hagen (West Hancock – Britt) 54-10 won by medical forfeit over Tallen Myers (Southwest Valley) 37-12 (M. For.)1A-285Cons. Semi – Chandler Redenius (West Hancock – Britt) 53-5 won by fall over Isaac Steffans (Postville) 50-6 (Fall 1:19)3rd Place Match – Chandler Redenius (West Hancock – Britt) 53-5 won by fall over Barrett Pitt (Logan-Magnolia) 46-4 (Fall 3:38) === LAKE MILLS1A-152Cons. Semi – Casey Hanson (Lake Mills) 47-8 won by decision over Blake Thomsen (Underwood) 20-5 (Dec 4-0)3rd Place Match – Cael Frost (Don Bosco – Gilbertville) 35-6 won by fall over Casey Hanson (Lake Mills) 47-8 (Fall 2:11)1A-160Cons. Semi – John Ebaugh (Denver) 40-7 won in sudden victory – 1 over Elijah Wagner (Lake Mills) 48-5 (SV-1 5-3)5th Place Match – Elijah Wagner (Lake Mills) 48-5 won by major decision over Blake McAlister (South Central Calhoun) 46-6 (MD 13-2)
The findings from an evaluation of Donegal’s Green Prescription programme will be launched on 27 February in Letterkenny.Walking is at the heart of Donegal’s green prescription.The evaluation highlights the health benefits of the programme, as well as feedback from health professionals and community groups on how the Green Prescription supports their work.The Green Prescription is the first of its kind in Ireland and involves a GP or health professional’s referral of patients to free, guided community walks. People can also self refer to the programme. The Green Prescription is based on the idea that physical activity in nature results in positive outcomes for both physical and mental health.Key findings from the evaluation include:· Participants in the Green Prescription programme experienced health benefits such as reduced blood pressure; weight reduction; increased physical activity levels; improvements in mental wellbeing; reduced reliance on medications; and improved sleep.· Health professionals believed the programme provided an alternative and complimentary means of treating many health conditions resulting from physical inactivity and overweight. · Community groups reported that the Green Prescription improved social connections in the community and helped engage ‘hard to reach’ community members, as well as building up a greater awareness of the benefits of nature and green exercise.The Green Prescription Evaluation findings will be launched by Dr. Nazih Eldin (HSE National Lead on Obesity) on Thursday 27 February at 12.30pm in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.The Green Prescription programme was developed by the HSE in partnership with local doctors and local communities, Get Ireland Active, the Irish Heart Foundation, Donegal Road Safety Working Group and Donegal Sports Partnership.The Green Prescription programme is based on the idea that physical activity in nature results in positive outcomes for both physical and mental health. The programme aims to prevent and tackle overweight and obesity, while also promoting health and quality of life.If you would like to get involved in the Green Prescription programme, contact the Green Prescription Support Worker, Bill Vaughan, on 087-3680033. DONEGAL’S GREEN PRESCRIPTION TO GET THE THUMBS UP! was last modified: February 11th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bill VaughandonegalGreen prescription