Bakers and confectioners are advised to get their skates on if they want to take part in this year’s Baking Industry Awards, as the deadline, Friday 16 May, is fast approaching. The Awards have a category to suit everyone, so there’s no excuse not to have a go.Just think! You could be one of the people stepping into the spotlight to claim a top accolade at our glittering Bakery Industry Awards gala night, held in the top-class surroundings of the Grosvenor House hotel in London on Monday 15 September.But the Awards are about more than just the celebration; they are an industry-wide recognition of excellence in a particular field of the bakery business and bring many benefits to the winner and the winning company. Apart from the industry recognition that you will certainly achieve, advantages include the chance to promote your business as a finalist or award-winner to both your customers and local media and gain plenty of coverage in the pages of British Baker.This is the 21st year of the Awards and the standard of entries has improved year on year. Having a go is what it’s all about and, who knows, you might surprise yourself at the result. For the past 20 years the Baking Industry Awards have recognised achievement and professionalism across the baking industry, and all of its winners are members of an exclusive group that is held in high regard by all bakery colleagues.== Judging the awards ==A separate panel of judges, organised by the sponsoring company, will adjudicate each of the categories in the Awards. You do not have to be a supplier or a customer of any of the category sponsors to enter. Each panel contains representatives from the sponsoring company, plus an independent expert judge. This panel will draw up a short-list of competitors and will visit each finalist’s business or workplace. Or, the panel may call the short-listed finalists to their premises.A member of the British Baker team then joins each of the final judging panels to help decide the finalists, who will take the trip to the awards ceremony in London, as well as the overall category winner. A company may enter more than one category, but different company representatives must enter each of the chosen categories. No one person can enter more than one category.== Gala evening ==Finalists will be invited, courtesy of the sponsor in each category, to attend the Awards evening, along with their partner. A celebrity host – last year it was the well-known glamorous actress Joanna Lumley – will present certificates to the finalists and winners on stage. The Awards evening includes a three-course meal and wine, dancing and a casino. Last year over 900 people attended and tickets sell out fast. To book a table or place for the Awards evening, contact Elizabeth Ellis on tel: 01293 846593 or email [email protected]== Check out the website ==The website – [http://www.bakeryawards.co.uk] – gives details of all the categories, has downloadable forms and full information on how to enter, including a checklist for entrants. You can also read what some of last years’ winners had to say about the event and see photographs of the glamorous Awards night itself.== The 11 categories this year are: ==Baker of the Year, sponsored by VandemoorteleThe Achievement in Bakery Training Award, sponsored by Rich’sBakery Food Manufacturer of the Year, sponsored by ADMBakery Supplier of the Year, sponsored by Sainsbury’sCelebration Cake Maker of the Year, sponsored by RenshawThe Craft Business Award, sponsored by Rank HovisThe Customer Focus Award, sponsored by BakeMark UKIn-Store Bakery of the Year, sponsored by DélifrancePlant Product of the Year, sponsored by PuratosThe Organic Award, sponsored by AsdaThe Quality Product Award, sponsored by TescoEntry forms for the awards are now available to download from the dedicated website, [http://www.bakeryawards.co.uk]. Alternatively, contact Stephanie Smallwood on 01293 610433 or email [email protected]
The Kelly Brush Foundation awarded $100,514 in grants for spinal cord injury prevention at the end of 2011 enriching the lives of those with spinal cord injuries and furthering the foundation’s mission to improve ski racing safety, Kelly Brush Foundation President Charlie Brush announced.The foundation granted $53,442 in Ski Racing Safety Grants to ski clubs and race teams across the country, including two grants to Vermont organizations. In addition, the Kelly Brush Individual Grant Program awarded $47,072 for adaptive athletic equipment, including a grant to a South Burlington adaptive athlete.‘Raising the bar for ski racing safety is part of the Kelly Brush Foundation’s core mission. This round of Ski Racing Safety Grants supports clubs and race teams from Maine to Idaho in their efforts to make the safety of their athletes a priority and to change the paradigm for both ski racing and training,’ Brush said.Ski Racing Safety Grants assist racing organizations in purchasing equipment that enhances safety for racers including safety netting to line race courses, padding for chair lift towers and spine protectors for racers. Fifteen clubs and organizations received Ski Racing Safety Grants ranging from $500 to Monroe County Special Olympics, in Michigan to replace old and unsafe helmets to $12,500 to the United States Ski and Snowboard Association Central Region, based in Minnesota, for safety netting to bring the entire region up to full netting on all courses. Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond, Vt. and Jay Peak Ski Club in Jay, Vt. received $3,000 each for safety equipment. The Jay Peak Ski Club will use its grant to enhance safety on the mountain’s race course.‘The Kelly Brush Foundation grant makes a huge difference to our small club,’ said Brigitte Ritchie, treasurer of the Jay Peak Ski Club. ‘With only 36 racers in our program, finding funding is always a challenge. Safety equipment like netting to line courses and Willy Bags for chair lift towers is a significant expense. We are grateful for the foundation’s assistance in helping to make our race trail the safest we can for our athletes.’The foundation also announced the awarding of 13 Kelly Brush Individual Grants for adaptive athletic equipment. Individuals from across the United States who are living with SCI received financial assistance with purchasing equipment including monoskis and handcycles. Among the recipients was South Burlington adaptive athlete Jeremy Shortsleeve who is a three-time winner of the Keybank Vermont City Marathon and holds the course record in the handcycling division. He received $3,000 for handcycling equipment.‘Enriching the lives of those with spinal cord injury through adaptive sports and recreation is a key goal of the Kelly Brush Foundation. Specialized adaptive equipment, often customized for the individual athlete, can be cost prohibitive. Through Kelly Brush Individual Grants, the foundation aims to remove financial barriers to participation in adaptive sports,’ Brush said.The Kelly Brush Foundation annual grants are made possible by the foundation’s primary fund-raising event, the Kelly Brush Century Ride, which is held annually in September in Middlebury, Vt. and hosted by the Middlebury College Ski Team. This past September, 24 handcyclists and 721 cyclists rode in support of the foundation’s mission and raised more than $275,000 for the foundation’s programs including adaptive equipment grants, improving ski racing safety, advancing scientific research on SCI and supporting the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team. About the foundation: The Kelly Brush Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving ski racing safety, enhancing the quality of life for those with spinal cord injury(SCI) through providing adaptive sports equipment, advancing scientific research on SCI and supporting the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team. Kelly Brush, together with her family, started the foundation in 2006 after she sustained a severe spinal cord injury while racing in NCAA Div. 1 competition as a member of the Middlebury College Ski Team in Vermont. The Kelly Brush Foundation affirms Kelly’s ongoing commitment to live life on her own terms and better the lives of others living with SCI. www.kellybrushfoundation.org(link is external)IMAGE CAPTION: Kelly Brush Foundation grants assist adaptive athletes in purchasing sports gear including monoskis and handcycles. In this image adaptive athlete Chris Jefferson of Aspen, CO, competes at Copper Mountain in Colorado in December. SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (Jan. 10, 2012) ‘
Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 20 May 2020 7:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link333Shares Abou Diaby is ‘one of the best players I’ve ever played with’, insists Gael Clichy Comment Diaby was furious with the challenge (Picture: Getty)The scars of Diaby’s ankle injury stayed with him and the Frenchman was sent off in Arsenal’s 4-4 draw against Newcastle in 2011 after reacting angrily to a hefty challenge from Kevin Nolan.AdvertisementAdvertisementSpeaking about that game, Clichy says Diaby should have become a club legend but was never the same after the first injury.‘I think that first injury when he broke his leg changed his career because he was without joke one of the best players I played with,’ Clichy told Premier League Productions.‘His reaction after that challenge is not about who’s right and who’s wrong it’s just fearing that something will happen with his leg. ‘The rest is bad but I really believe because he’s such a nice guy but the history with the previous injury made him react like that’.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDiaby joined Marseille after his departure from Arsenal but his injury problems persisted.He made just six appearances for the Ligue 1 giants before being released in 2017.He subsequently announced his retirement at the age of 32.MORE: Olivier Giroud signs Chelsea contract extension Abou Diaby was plagued with injury problems (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal defender Gael Clichy insists Abou Diaby was destined for a great reign at the club but admits injury ‘changed his career’.The Frenchman joined the club from Auxerre in 2006 and was a main stay in the side by the age of 22, with supporters and pundits alike noting his similarities to former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira.However, his early promise was curtailed when he sustained a horrific ankle fracture against Sunderland in May 2006.Though Diaby returned and managed consecutive seasons with 20+ league appearances, injuries persisted and he was released in 2015 after making just 16 league appearances in the previous four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT
Thieves stole $10,000 belonging to Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan and an expensive watch belonging to AC Milan star Sulley Muntari in their hotel room in Maseru while they were playing in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Lesotho in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.While the Black Stars were doing their country proud on the pitch, the thieves were helping themselves in the Maseru Sun Hotel by raiding the rooms of the two richest players in the squad.Several other items were reported missing from the room of the two top players with Gyan losing his laptop and an expensive designer bag.Muntari also lost an expensive bracelet and jewelry which he had bought for wife as well as his jacket costing over 35,000 Euros.The theft took place while the Black Stars were on the Setsoto Stadium pitch against the Crocodiles but no doors were broken which means the thieves had some assistance probably from the hotel staff.The calculated attack was directed at the two highest earning players in the squad as Gyan plays in the oil rich UAE while Muntari plies his trade in Italy with AC Milan. The Ghana Football Association has lodged a complaint with the Lesotho police who have begun investigations into the case.The incident marred Ghana’s victory which sent them to the apex of Group D; one point more than dethroned leaders Zambia.Meanwhile,CCTV footage has shown the man who stole Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan’s $10,000 and Sulley Muntari’s expensive wristwatch from their hotel rooms while they were playing in a World Cup qualifier in Lesotho on Sunday.