Chevler has bought out a Cardiff-based natural greaseproof paper printer firm for an undisclosed sum.The South Wales manufacturer, producing over one billion baking cases a year, announced this morning (25 January) that it has purchased Lovely Packaging, which was set up last year with a £330,000 investment, in a bid to offer foodservice and catering customers unique natural paper that can be branded and cut to size.Stuart Whelan, managing director at Chevler, said: “This is an exciting move for us. Combining the new business with Chevler’s customer base will allow us to substantially grow our greaseproof range of products and offer the market something genuinely new and highly appealing.“The quality of print [at Lovely Packaging] surpasses anything we have seen on greaseproof paper before.”The greaseproof paper firm uses a unique printing process, which results in a far superior depth of colour and detail over flexographic printing, which is the industry’s standard method for greaseproof paper.Whelan added that Chevler plans to maintain Lovely Packaging’s current five members of staff and existing production facilities – a 4,000sq ft unit at Cardiff Bay Business Centre.Since being created by a management buy-out in early 2009, Chevler has benefited from increased sales and a number of contract wins, both in the UK and in export markets in Europe and North America. It currently employs around 70 staff at its two factory sites in Hengoed.
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Formula One is considering holding closed races without spectators, most likely at European circuits, once the season is able to start after being stalled by the new coronavirus pandemic.The Australian opener on March 15 was cancelled and every race up to the French Grand Prix on June 28 has been postponed so far.Formula One’s motorsport managing director Ross Brawn told a Sky Sports television ‘vodcast’ that a season of anywhere between eight and 19 races could still be possible. “At the moment we’re looking at the logistics of a closed race, how would we get the people there, how would we protect them, how would we make it safe, who would we allow into the paddock,” he said.”Every permutation is being discussed.”Last month’s Bahrain Grand Prix was due to be held without spectators, a first for the sport, before it had to be postponed.Formula One has brought forward and extended its August break from March through to May to clear the European summer for a rescheduled calendar that could see races on successive weekends and into the New Year. Brawn said safety and travel were big issues and a European start was most likely even if much of the continent is currently in lockdown with movement restricted as countries fight to contain the virus.”We could have a very enclosed environment where the teams come in on charters, we channel them into the circuit, we make sure everyone’s tested, cleared, there’s no risk to anyone and we have a race without spectators,” he added.”That’s not great, but I think it’s still better than no racing at all.”I think we have to remember there’s millions of people that follow the sport sat at home…to be able to put on a sport and entertain people would be a huge bonus with this crisis we have.”Le Castellet, the French Grand Prix venue, is situated on a plateau in the south with its own airstrip, luxury hotel and few access roads.Austria’s Red Bull Ring is also a rural circuit while the British Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone is a short drive from seven of the 10 teams’ headquarters.Brawn said there was no point starting the season unless it could be kept going, with eight races the minimum necessary for a viable championship.”We could achieve eight races by starting in October. So if you wanted a drop dead point it would be October,” he said when asked about a deadline.”But then there’s always the possibility we could run into next year…and that’s being explored, could we stray into January to finish the season.””If we were to start at the beginning of July, we could do a 19-race season,” he added, outlining a scenario of multiple races on successive weekends.Brawn suggested some races, such as China, could also be condensed into two days Topics :
Former Hearts of Oak Coach Mohammed Polo has called for an intense scrutiny into the works of new coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi.The Japanese American since taking over the reins of the Phobians has overseen three defeats in as many friendly games.This poor run of pre-season form has not enthused Polo who wants the board to pay attention to all details before issues get bad for the Phobians.“We don’t know what the difference will be. But we saw a different thing when we I left, but I don’t want us to see the worst,” he told Joy Sports.“The situation is going towards that be we still have to give him a chance.It is too early to judge him.”“We have to see the future. It has to start somewhere and we cannot wait because Hearts of Oak is not a playing ground for experiment.” Mohammed Polo replaced David Duncan as coach in the 2013/2014 season and led the Phobians to third on the league log.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports