Premier Foods has officially entered into its previously-announced relationship agreement with Japanese instant noodle firm Nissin.The Mr Kipling-maker had previously said the deal would allow Nissin to distribute its products in the UK, while making its own products more widely available in key overseas markets. It added there would also be opportunities for the sharing of intellectual property and manufacturing capabilities.Today (22 April), Premier Foods said that Nissin would have the right to appoint a non-executive director to its board for as long as it held a 15% stake in the company. Nissin currently holds a 19.90% stake.The news comes in the wake of US spice brand McCormick walking away from talks to buy Premier after examining its books. McCormick had previously made three bids for Premier, at 52p, 60p and 65p a share, all of which were rejected.Premier said: “Further to our announcement dated 24 March 2016, Premier Foods plc and Nissin Foods Holdings Co, Ltd. have today entered into a relationship agreement on terms and conditions that are customary for a substantial shareholding of this nature.”
Calling itself the host of the best field in college golf, the Southern Highlands Collegiate will welcome 11 of the nation’s top 20 golf teams, including No. 15 USC, to Las Vegas this weekend.The tournament, hosted by UNLV at the Southern Highlands Golf Club, will provide the Trojans’ young lineup with a stiff test.“It’s the best field of the year that we’ll play in,” USC coach Chris Zambri said. “But I think we have a good chance to win the thing.”The Trojans are coming off of a tie for fourth place at their home tournament in Westlake Village, Calif., last week.Zambri will make one change to his lineup, inserting freshman Stewart Hagestad into the starting five for the first time in the golfer’s career.“He’s got a nice solid game, and I think the course where we’re going will be good for him,” Zambri said. “Stewart can plod along and make some pars; he’s not real erratic, and that’s what we’re looking for.”Hagestad, playing as an individual last week in the USC Collegiate, shot a pair of 69s in the final two rounds and finished the tournament tied for 43rd.The Trojans will be led this weekend by freshman T.J. Vogel, who shot 9 under par at the USC Collegiate and finished in second place overall.Sophomore Steve Lim and freshman Martin Trainer have been consistent performers so far this spring for USC and will be in the lineup again.Zambri is also counting on a better performance from two-time All-American Matt Giles. Giles was so unhappy with his performance at the USC Collegiate, where he shot a final round of 83 and finished in a tie for 75th, that the junior drove out to Scottsdale, Ariz., last weekend to meet with his swing coach.“When you’re playing well, generally you’re just thinking about the shot at hand and that’s about it,” Giles said, noting that he was worrying too much about his swing last week. “I feel much more confident about my game now heading into this week than in the past couple of weeks.”The tournament tees off Friday at 8 a.m.
The gathering of the B&H football team will take place today in hotel Herzegovina in Ilidža, where they will begin the last phase of the operation ‘Brazil 2014’.The coach Safet Sušić will for the last time gather the best B&H football players in the qualifications for placement in the World Cup in Brazil next year.Until the end of the qualifications there are two games left, the first on Friday, 11 October in Zenica with Liechtenstein, and the second will take place four-days later on Tuesday, 15 October against Lithuania in Kaunas. Thanks to the good games during the qualifying phase, the B&H team is in first place in the G group and for the first time will decide its own fate.(Source: sportsport.ba)
Flickr/Glenn~The second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament tips off Thursday, and the first game of the day will be between No. 3 seed Notre Dame and No. 14 seed Northeastern. The Irish and Huskies tip off at 12:15 PM EST in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The winner takes on the winner of Butler vs. Texas in the next round. You can read more about the contest here.If you’re wondering whether you can watch the contest online, fear not. The NCAA is making every game available this year. Below, you can find the link for Notre Dame vs. Northeastern.Watch Notre Dame vs. Northeastern OnlineWill it be the Irish or the Huskies moving on? We’ll find out soon enough.
zoomImage Courtesy: Stena Line Swedish ferry company Stena Line has reached an important milestone in its new fleet investment programme with the steel cutting of the third E-Flexer RoPax ship to be deployed on its Irish Sea routes. With this development, the company said that its new E-Flexer ships, planned to enter into service on the Irish Sea during 2020 and 2021, are on schedule and under construction at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China.The first of the new vessels will start operation on the Holyhead to Dublin route in early 2020, with the remaining two ships to be introduced on the Liverpool to Belfast route in 2020 and 2021.“We are delighted to report that the steel cutting ceremony for the third of our Irish Sea E-Flexer ships has now taken place and that construction is going to plan across all three of our new generation RoPax vessels,” Peter Arvidsson, Stena Line Chief Operating Officer, said.All three Irish Sea E-Flexer vessels will be bigger than today’s standard RoPax vessels at 215 meters long with a freight capacity of 3,100 lane meters and the space to carry 120 cars and 1,000 passengers.Earlier this year, Stena Line ordered a further two E-Flexer RoPax vessels with a larger design, to be deployed within Stena Line’s network in 2022. Ordered in July 2018, these larger ships will be 240 meters long with a total freight capacity of 3,600 lane meters, and passenger capacity of 1,200.“With continued investment in our fleet, we want to lead the development of sustainable shipping and set new industry standards when it comes to operational performance, emissions and cost competitiveness,” Arvidsson added.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) is proud to announce its 16th consecutive year of partnership with Burlington Stores, the national off-price retailer.Joining Burlington and LLS to support the cause for the first time is singer and songwriter Jordin Sparks, an avid activist for cancer research. Each September during Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Burlington and LLS team up to create awareness for the urgent need to fund research to advance cancer cures. A point of sale fundraising effort launched on Sunday in 599 Burlington stores across the country, encouraging customers to donate $1 or more at checkout to support LLS’s goal to create a world without blood cancer. The point of sale collection period will run through December 9, 2017.On Tuesday September 19, Jordin Sparks joined Burlington and LLS at the retailer’s flagship location in New York City’s Union Square, for an inspiring event to recognize four young blood cancer survivors and surprised them with a full fashion makeover and brand new fall wardrobe. These young heroes are also featured within the in-store campaign at all Burlington locations nationwide.Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with blood cancer, and every nine minutes someone dies from blood cancer. Today, nearly 1.3 million people in the U.S. are living with, or are in remission from a blood cancer and, unlike many other diseases, there are no means of preventing or screening for blood cancers. The funds raised by Burlington during this campaign will help LLS to advance research to find new treatments and cures.“I’m so proud to work alongside Burlington to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in its mission to cure the blood cancers and ensure that patients have access to lifesaving treatments and cures,” said Sparks. “We are all touched by cancer and I feel the urgency to raise awareness for the need to find cures and to help patients and families dealing with these diseases.”“When you or someone you love hears the words ‘you have cancer,’ it’s a very dark moment. As the world’s largest non-profit dedicated to finding blood cancer cures and advocating for patients, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, with the support of Burlington, our long-time partner in the fight against blood cancers, is making an impact for blood cancer patients, as well as patients with other cancers and chronic diseases,” said LLS President and Chief Executive Officer Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D. “With Burlington’s support, our Light The Night campaign brings light to the darkness of a cancer diagnosis for cancer patients and their families.”“At Burlington, we are committed to the fight against blood cancers. Our associates and customers have raised more than $29 million over the past 15 years and this year, we are excited to continue to raise much needed funds towards saving lives and finding cures,” said Tom Kingsbury, President, CEO and Chairman of Burlington Stores.Light The Night Walks are a powerful and unique fundraising campaign for LLS, which bring together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the diseases, and to shine a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Walks take place during the fall, starting in September, in 150 communities across the country and many of Burlington’s more than 37,000 associates nationwide will participate.Customers shopping at any Burlington Store now through December 9 can donate at checkout to benefit LLS, helping to find cures for blood cancers. For more information visit BurlingtonStores.com or LLS.org.
Brittany HobsonAPTN NewsWinnipeg is in the grips of a meth crisis and it’s only going to get worse according the city’s police chief.Danny Smyth held a news conference Monday to release the city’s 2018 statistical report.The 40-page report gives a glimpse into how bad the problem actually is.“Property crime has risen by a startling 19 per cent, and with the exception of arson, I think every category that was track has gone up significantly,” Smyth said.Smyth said meth is the driving force behind the rise in crime.Police received 618,321 calls requesting assistance last year, according to the report, resulting in a five per cent increase from 2017.The majority of these calls are people seeking assistance or wellbeing checks along with instances of disturbances.Police are tied up addressing these matters while non-urgent calls can go left unattended for up to days at a time, said Smyth.This also extends into other service providers.“The status quo is putting tremendous strain on police and paramedics and frankly our hospital emergency departments,” he said.Smyth is calling on the province to create a meth-specific detox shelter.Main Street Project currently runs a detox facility but it’s designed for alcohol.“We need some kind of facility… so that people that are in distress or need care can be transitioned from police or paramedics to other care providers,” said Smyth.When questioned about the need for more treatment options Justice Minister Cliff Cullen said the province has recently added 34 beds for people seeking help for addictions and mental health.“There’s certainly treatment available. We may need to look at capacity,” Cullen said by phone Monday.“We’ll certainly work with Manitoba Health to look at capacity issues,” he added.Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman said this isn’t enough.Last month, a report from the Illicit Drug Task Force, a collaborative effort between federal, provincial and municipal levels of government, put forth 22 recommendations to address the rise of meth use.Bowman said he’s yet to see substantial efforts from the province to tackle some of the recommendations.“Until there are robust and serious investments…we’re going to be having similar conversations,” he said.In 2018, there were 22 homicides. Winnipeg has surpassed that total with 25 as of this week.Smyth worries if things don’t change next year will be [email protected]@bhobs22
New Delhi: The national capital on Saturday woke up to a pleasant morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average, the weather office said. “Shallow fog enveloped the city in the morning. The day is expected to remain clear with no chances of rainfall,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official told IANS. The humidity at 8.30 a.m was recorded 79 per cent. The day’s maximum temperature is expected to hover around 26 degree Celsius. Friday’s maximum temperature settled at 26.5 degree Celsius, two notches above the season’s average while the minimum was 10.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the normal.
To benefit patients for laparoscopic surgery in four states of rural North-east India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, and Nagaland), Leeds Global Health Research Group, UK on Surgical Technologies (GHRG-ST) are collaborating with Kolkata Medical College.As a part of this initiative, seven surgeons from the North-Eastern states undertook their first training – a mix of teaching, simulation, and live demonstration at Kolkata Medical College from March 11-14, 2019. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe Leeds team comprised of surgeons, researchers, and engineers who have expertise in developing new solutions to areas of clinical need and evaluating the benefits and costs in clinical practice. Laparoscopic – or ‘keyhole’ surgery is done through small cuts, rather than large incisions used in open surgery. In this process, patients suffer less pain and make a quicker recovery with fewer complications. The benefits of laparoscopic surgery are well known in high-income countries but have not been evaluated in lower income countries, where the benefit may be even more apparent. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThe barriers to implementing laparoscopic surgery in rural settings are a lack of resources, in particular, a lack of anaesthetists. One of the solutions is modification of the laparoscopic technique, called Gas Insufflation-Less Laparoscopic Surgery (GILLS). The GILLS technique can be used under simple spinal anaesthesia to perform laparoscopic operations at a lower cost, but with similar benefits for patients. The programme is funded by the UK National Institute for Health Research, the research arm of the UK National Health Service (NHS), with the aim of improving surgical care. Bruce Bucknell, British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata, met the Leeds GHRG-ST team in Kolkata. He said: “We are fully supportive of this exciting new initiative, which addresses a real clinical need and will help to raise the availability and standard of surgical care in the rural areas of northeast of India”. Professor Sukumar Maiti, Head of Department, Surgery, Kolkata Medical College said: “Guest surgeons and gynaecologists from different medical colleges in Kolkata had a useful session on the scope and future of safe principle of Laparoscopic Surgery. It was a programme with grand success for the hands-on training of seven surgeons working in the rural areas of northeast of India.” The next phase of the programme will consist of further workshops and a preceptorship programme providing one-to-one support. The aim is for the rural surgeons to become the GILLS trainers of the future, helping to spread laparoscopic surgery across rural areas, reducing costs , and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the programme.
Colombo: Public mass in the terror-hit Sri Lanka would resume in certain Catholic churches from May 5 and no bags will be allowed inside as part of the tight security measures, according to Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith. All public church services were cancelled after the Easter Sunday bomb blasts that ripped through three churches and high-end hotels, killing 253 people and injuring 500 others. The prelate said on Monday that vigilance committees formed by the residents of the parish would be responsible to identify individuals who enter their respective churches and parishioners will have to confirm their identity before entering a church. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe cardinal, who conducted a private memorial mass on Sunday fearing repeat of the Easter attacks, told media that bags will not be allowed to be taken inside the churches owing to security measures. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s had also attended the private memorial mass. Commenting on Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s statement that the bombings could have been averted had the Counter-Terrorism Act been in force, he said that amending the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) is better than bringing in a new piece of legislation to counter terrorism, the Daily Mirror reported. It is easier to amend the existing legislation rather than bringing in a new one. Effective measures should be taken to apprehend the individuals and groups responsible for these attacks in order to prevent people from taking the law into their hands,” he said. The religious leader said a new government comprising all parties should be appointed.