Real Good Food to stick to knitting in 2006

first_imgThe Real Good Food Group said it hopes for “a bit of stability” in 2006, after a busy 2005.Chief executive John Gibson told British Baker the company had set itself stretching targets for 2005 in its Bakeries division (Hayden’s Bakeries and Seriously Scrumptious Cakes). It was also challenged by integrating acquisitions Napier Brown Foods and its Renshaw business.Hayden’s Bakeries’ volumes were 50% up on 2004, when the business was acquired. However, it “didn’t quite meet” stretching targets. The process of getting products to market took longer than expected, he said. “Perhaps there was a bit of over optimism on our side”, Mr Gibson added. The Napier Brown dry ingredients division performed well against a background of a very competitive sugar market, with strong volume sales. But Renshaw “didn’t quite hit targets”, due to restructuring of manufacturing operations. “In the midst of change perhaps our eye was taken off our objectives a little. In a calm market things might have been handled differently”, Mr Gibson said. Two new senior managerial appointments have now been made at Renshaw.For RGFG 2006 will be “very much about sticking to our knitting”, he said. However the company will make more acquisitions in the food sector over the next five years as it grows.The £300m turnover RGFG said it expects to report a profit before exceptional items of £7m for 2005 in a trading update for the year to December 31 2005 this week. This is below its target of £7.7m. Interim results will be announced in March.last_img read more

HarvardScience now on Gazette website

first_imgStarting this month, HarvardScience — with comprehensive coverage of research and researchers at the University and Harvard-affiliated hospitals — has a new look and a new home. Tell us what you think here.last_img

Why We’re Focused on Cloud, Big Data and Trusted IT

first_imgEMC is squarely focused on three of the most important drivers in information technology for enterprise customers today: 1) the adoption of cloud computing to improve agility and reduce IT costs, 2) leveraging vast quantities of data to make smart decisions and uncover new business opportunities, and 3) protecting and securing information to ensure that IT is trusted.Continue reading Joe’s Letter to Shareholders.last_img

Jimmy Carter Falls Again, Fractures Pelvis

first_imgFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who is 95, has been hospitalized after another fall at his home in Plains, Georgia.Carter apparently suffered “a minor pelvic fracture” yesterday, but remains in good spirits and looks forward to recovering at home.Carter recently fell at his home earlier this month, leaving the 95-year-old with 14 stitches and a black eye. Despite that, he still showed up to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity the next day in Nashville, Tennessee. He used a cane when he rallied volunteers that morning.last_img

OHP: Three Dead in Shooting at Walmart in Oklahoma

first_imgRed River Tech and Duncan Public Schools were put on lockdown due to the incident. Red River Tech remains on lockdown, however, Duncan Public Schools are no longer on lockdown. At least three people are dead after a shooting inside a Walmart in Duncan, Oklahoma today.According to police, shots first rang out in the store located about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City around 10:00 this morning. It’s currently unknown if any other people have been injured at this time or if an arrest in the case has been made. last_img

FL Supreme Court Upholds Amendment 4 “Fines and Fees” Restriction for Ex-felons

first_imgThe Florida Supreme Court on Thursday confirmed the voting status for ex-felons, ruling that they must pay all fines, fees and restitution before having their right to vote restored under Amendment 4.In an advisory opinion that came after a request from Governor Ron DeSantis, the court ruled that Amendment 4’s language stating that “all terms of sentence” needed to be completed before voting rights would be restored “can only reasonably be understood to similarly encompass ‘the ultimate sanctions imposed,’ including ‘costs.’ … [Or] the phrase encompasses ‘all obligations’ or ‘all matters.’”The amendment was passed by 65 percent of voters in the 2018 election, while its implementing bill was passed last year by the Republican-controlled Legislature.DeSantis tweeted following Thursday’s decision: During the 2018 campaign, proponents for the amendment had acknowledged that fines and restitution could be considered as part of “all terms” that needed to be completed before a former felon’s rights were restored.As the 2019 legislative session began, language in some drafts of an implementing bill mentioned additional civil and private fees.That additional language was ultimately not included in the final version, although the situation led some Amendment 4 proponents to argue more strongly that fines or fees should not be considered part of “all terms.”Several Democrats also referred to the requirement as a “poll tax” that is banned by the Constitution.Lawsuits by groups such as the Florida League of Women Voters and the ACLU against the fines and fees requirement are still pending.Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga dissented partially from his colleagues, writing that although he agrees that the “all terms” language included fines and fees, he does not believe that the language was “unambiguous” and had an “ordinary meaning that would have been understood by voters.”last_img read more

Police surround former NFL star Antonio Brown’s South Florida home

first_imgPolice responded to the home of former NFL star wide receiver Antonio Brown on Tuesday afternoon.It is unclear why there are multiple police cars at Brown’s Hollywood home. A police source tells TMZ Sports that Brown is accused of felony battery and burglary, and police are working to get an arrest warrant.850 WFTL will update the story as it develops.last_img

Antonio Brown Turns Himself In to Hollywood Police

first_imgFormer NFL star Antonio Brown is in custody after surrendering to Hollywood police on burglary and criminal mischief charges. The 31-year-old had a warrant out for his arrest after an incident with a moving truck company, allegedly attacking an employee.Brown’s trainer, Glen Holt, was arrested on the same charges earlier in the week.Brown turned himself in at the Broward County jail Thursday night. He’s currently behind bars awaiting a bail hearing Friday morning.last_img