Greggs opens brand new distribution centre

first_imgHigh street bakery chain Greggs has worked with project management firm Clegg Food Projects to open up a 4,645sq m distribution centre in Enfield, North London.The site was previously refurbished by another owner, but Cleggs Food Project, which provides consultancy, design, engineering and construction for the food industry, has worked extensively with Greggs to complete an extension and redesign of the distribution warehouse.Greggs said the new centre would “improve efficiency and increase capacity for delivery of bakery products as well as shop consumables such as coffee cups and paper bags to Greggs’ stores in the south”.John Moxon, business development director at Clegg Food Projects, said that it had been a significant project for both companies and hoped that its relationship with the bakery chain would continue.“We’ve been working with Greggs for more than 15 years and have delivered projects across the UK from Glasgow down to the south east,” he said.“The distribution centre at Enfield has been developed from an existing distribution facility that has been extended, altered and refurbished to meet Greggs’ needs and marks our 19th project with the food-on-the-go retailer.”This month, Greggs gave away its latest Christmas release – the Festive Bake – free of charge in stores across the nation.last_img read more

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Business flu concerns, costly school closings, vaccine shipments, virus mutation, testing for flu

first_imgSep 30, 2009Biggest business flu concern is vaccineWhen it comes to pandemic flu, US businesses are most concerned about the availability of a vaccine for employees, according to a survey released today by the Business Roundtable. The organization also found that “nearly 90%” of businesses surveyed have activated or updated their preparedness plans since novel H1N1 flu first appeared. About 35% of respondents said they need more information about the severity of pandemic H1N1 flu compared with seasonal flu.http://www.cnbc.com/id/33004715Sep 30 CNBC storyNationwide school closure would prove costlyClosing all US schools for 4 weeks to curb the spread of pandemic flu would cost between $10 billion and $47 billion in lost workforce productivity and temporarily shrink the pool of healthcare workers by 6% to 19%, according to a report today from economists at the Brookings Institution. The group estimated that about 14% of households with kids would have a sick worker during the pandemic. Federal guidance discourages school closure but allows local officials to make their own determinations.http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2009/0930_school_closure_lempel_hammond_epstein.aspxSep 30 Brookings report abstract3 H1N1 vaccine makers ship first dosesThree H1N1 vaccine manufacturers have begun shipping vaccine doses, according to CNN. Sanofi Pasteur said it shipped its first batch yesterday, several days ahead of schedule. More shipments will follow, according to a company spokesperson, with a total of 75.3 million doses expected by year’s end. MedImmune sent its first batch of 5 million doses to distribution centers last Tuesday, and Novartis began shipments on Sunday.http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09/29/first.h1n1.vaccine/index.htmlSep 29 CNN reportResearchers find mutation in novel H1N1Virologists in the Netherlands have detected a pandemic H1N1 virus mutation that has been linked to enhanced replication and possible virulence changes. In a Sep 28 ProMed e-mail list post, they said they found the mutation in the basic polymerase 2 protein in samples from two patients who had links to an island in northern Holland. Both patients recovered. In a Canadian Press report yesterday, experts said it’s not clear how clinically significant the mutation is, but it bears watching.http://www.promedmail.org/pls/otn/f?p=2400:1001:130781749562916::NO::F2400_P1001_BACK_PAGE,F2400_P1001_PUB_MAIL_ID:1010,79432Sep 28 ProMed mail postCDC updates advice on flu testingThe CDC yesterday released updated recommendations on diagnostic testing for flu during the coming season. The agency recommends considering testing for hospital patients with suspected flu; those for whom a flu diagnosis will affect decisions about care, infection control, or management of contacts; and those who died of suspected flu. The advisory includes information about rapid testing and issues related to antiviral treatment.http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/guidance/diagnostic_tests.htmUpdated CDC recommendationsAustralia begins vaccination campaignAustralia began nationwide vaccinations against H1N1 influenza today, administering the first shots in what is intended to be a 21-million-dose campaign. The initial allotment of 5.5 million doses from Australian manufacturer CSL Ltd. will be given to pregnant women, healthcare workers, and the chronically ill. Authorities are concerned the vaccine will face low uptake because the flu season is waning after 35,000 confirmed cases and 178 deaths.http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Swine-Flu-Australia-Launches-Worlds-First-Nationwide-Vaccination-Programme/Article/200909415395887Sep 30 Sky News articleMilitary flu shots to provide dataActive-duty members of the US armed forces will begin receiving 1.4 million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine in the next 10 days, part of a 2.7-million-dose vaccine purchase by the Pentagon. The shots, which are mandatory, will go first to troops preparing to deploy, followed by troops on hold for domestic disasters. Planners hope the early shot campaign will provide needed data on efficacy and side effects.Sep 29 Associated Press reportIrish pigs infected with novel H1N1Forty pigs have contracted pandemic H1N1 flu, apparently from an infected worker, on a swine farm in County Cork, Ireland, according to a report filed yesterday with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The worker tended pigs on the farm Sep 15 through 18 while sick, and on Sep 22 was confirmed to have novel H1N1. Forty of the farm’s 650 sows began showing clinical flu symptoms Sep 25 and are being monitored. The farm, near Kilworth, also contains 2,400 young pigs.http://www.oie.int/wahis/reports/en_imm_0000008473_20090929_124337.pdfSep 29 OIE reportlast_img read more

Ryan Bertrand set to boost Southampton for Capital One Cup clash

first_img The left-back, who underwent knee surgery in June, completed 45 minutes for Southampton’s Under-21 team against Reading on Monday and is in contention to continue gaining match fitness ahead of a likely Premier League return against Swansea on Saturday. His timing could also prove ideal from England manager Roy Hodgson’s perspective, given fellow left-backs Luke Shaw and Leighton Baines – the former, once of Southampton, having broken his leg – are out injured. Press Association “He’s been out for a long time and it’s also difficult because he was out from May and that means no pre-season and a pre-season for a player is a very important part of the season,” manager Ronald Koeman told Southampton’s official club website. “We know that but little by little he will come back as he gets his time to play. That was good that he got 45 minutes on Monday and he will be part of the squad this Wednesday.” Despite the positive news of Bertrand’s potential return, Koeman may be without striker Graziano Pelle, who will undergo a late fitness test on Wednesday morning having sustained a foot injury in Sunday’s 3-2 home league defeat by Manchester United, and remains without injured summer signing Jordy Clasie. “Most of the players are good physically,” Koeman added. “Only one doubt is Pelle because he had a kick on his foot. We have to wait for the reaction from (Tuesday) and that decision we will make on Wednesday morning. “(Clasie) was the first time part of the training session with the whole team. “He’s not ready to play or to be on the bench for MK Dons, and for the weekend we will have to wait.” center_img Ryan Bertrand is expected to feature in Southampton’s first-team squad for the first time this season in the Capital One Cup tie at MK Dons on Wednesday night.last_img read more

Cricket News Ban on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft must be lifted: ACA

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Australia Cricket Association (ACA) has called for the ban on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to be lifted after an independent ethics review blamed Cricket Australia’s ‘culture’ for the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town. “Given that CA’s system and culture were contributing factors, the ACA Executive calls for the lifting of penalties on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft imposed by the Board. My message to Cricket Australia: these contrite men have been punished enough. Let these contrite men play,” ACA president and former Australian cricketer Greg Dyer said in a statement.Read More | India v West Indies, 4th ODI: India win by 224 runsThe independent review by the Sydney-based Ethics Centre of the ball-tampering scandal accused Cricket Australia (CA)of having an “arrogant” and “controlling” culture that led to players cheating in pursuit of victory. It also accused the cricket board of paying lip service to the spirit of the game, leaving players without any moral guidance. Read More | Cricket Australia’s ‘arrogant’, ‘controlling’ culture criticised”The Responsibility for that larger picture lies with CA and not just the players held directly responsible for the appalling incident at Newlands,” said the review, which was released on Monday.   ACA-CA Stand-off to intensifyThe latest statement, however, is all set to intensify the stand-off between Australia’s cricket board and the Cricketer’s Association. Earlier, Cricket Australia chairman David Peever said the sanctions handed out to Warner, Smith and Bancroft in the aftermath of the ball tampering incident that unfurled in the Newlands Test would not be lifted. Read More | Shikhar Dhawan heading back to Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2019?A spokesman for Cricket Australia said they expected a dialogue with the ACA once an official submission was made and they were open to engaging with the ACA in a positive manner. “We have seen the ACA statement and note they will be making a submission to the CA Board in the next 48 hours,” the CA spokesman said. Sandpaper Gate – the Ball-tampering sagaThe Newlands Test between South Africa and Australia at Cape Town earlier in 2018 was overshadowed by the ball-tampering scandal in which Bancroft was caught on camera trying to scuff the ball with a yellow sandpaper. The scandal, dubbed as ‘Sandpaper Gate’, resulted in Smith and Warner being banned for a year by Cricket Australia while Bancroft received a ban of nine months. last_img read more