n Administrators say they are now talking to just one potential buyer for Hull-based bakery chain Skeltons, which has been trading in administration since March. Negotiations are expected to conclude next week, said a spokeswoman for PriceWaterhouseCoopers.n Rich Products, supplier of premium frozen and ambient bakery products to the retail and foodservice markets, is celebrating after achieving ’A’ grade BRC accreditation for both its Hartlebury and Fareham sites.n According to new research conducted by Ohio State University in the USA, raisins have a low to moderate Glycaemic Index (GI). The GI – a measure of how a food affects blood sugar levels – is being used as a tool in diabetes management, weight loss and sports nutrition. This independent clinical study, sponsored by the California Raisin Marketing Board, fed California Raisins to 11 people with pre-diabetes, 10 healthy sedentary individuals and 11 endurance athletes.n Starbucks has signed a deal with SnowDome that will see a coffee house open next to indoor ski slopes in Tamworth, Staffordshire. The Starbucks Lounge will operate under licence, as part of Starbucks’ strategy to establish outlets in locations not wholly owned by the group, such as offices and service stations.n Org-e, London’s first organic certified cafe and takeaway, has opened in London’s Covent Garden. Org-e stands for ’Organic Excellence’. Sandwiches and salads cost around £3.50. Director Sanjay Sridher hopes to open a chain of org-es all around the world.n Burton’s Foods, the UK’s second-largest biscuit supplier, is ending production at one of its sites, a move that could lead to the loss of 660 jobs. The company, which produces brands including Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels, said the planned move at its site on The Wirral follows an “extensive” review of the business.n Baking equipment supplier Interbake (Bury) has been appointed UK and Irish agent for mixing systems specialist the Tonelli group. David Dunne, MD, told British Baker that Tonelli was the “Ferrari” equivilant brand for prestige mixers. He said: “For Interbake to be appointed an Agent for the renowned Tonelli Group is very prestigous acquisition to our product portfolio that we are able to offer to both bakers and food processors.”n Drinks supplier Britvic last week announced that it has agreed to acquire the soft drinks and distribution businesses CCSD, of C&C Group, for £169m. CCSD owns a number of leading brands in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, including Club, Ballygowan water, Britvic, Cidona, MiWadi, and Energise Sport.n On 11 May British Baker said that Bell Perkins was based in Leeds (pg 25). Products are actually manufactured by Brook Food Processing Equipment, based in Minehead, Somerset.
Brookville, In. — For the second time this week, a female inmate has escaped from custody in Franklin County. Reports indicate Tonya Littleton, 47, of Laurel, fled the courtroom Monday after she was found guilty of dealing in methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.Police are asking anyone with information about Littleton to contact them at 765-647-4138.Earlier this week, Jennifer Lynn Broering fled from officers while being transported from the courthouse to the Franklin County Security Center.
2 Jun 2019 Schmidt, 16, becomes youngest-ever Brabazon winner Tags: Alwoodley Golf Club, Brabazon Trophy Yorkshire 16-year-old Ben Schmidt became the youngest-ever winner of the Brabazon Trophy today, finishing on 13-under par and winning by five shots at Alwoodley Golf Club, Leeds.Schmidt pips major winners Sandy Lyle and Charl Schwartzel who were both 17 when they won the English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play – one of the most sought-after titles in international men’s amateur golf.“Being the youngest makes it even more special,” said Schmidt, who was under par in all four rounds of the championship, scoring 69 64 69 69.“I’m just so pleased I got over the line, it takes a very long time to play the back nine when you’re in the lead!”The teenager, from Rotherham Golf Club, is the second successive Yorkshire player to win the Brabazon, following Nick Poppleton’s success in 2018 – and the third in the last four years.Schmidt, who was cheered by the large crowd of spectators as he signed off with a par on the 18th, said: “This means so much. It’s nice to keep it in Yorkshire and it was awesome to see so many supporters, friends and family.“I’m just so glad I’ve managed to keep the lead from day two, that’s probably been the toughest part, but I got it done and it’s just amazing!”This was Schmidt’s first appearance in the Brabazon and he took advantage of an exemption gained when he won the 2018 English Boys’ County Champion of Champions tournament.His first goal was to make the cut and he did that in style, taking the lead after the second round when he shot seven-under 64. He held on to the lead after round three, but it was cut to one shot when Cornwall’s Harry Hall set a new course record 63.The two players were paired together for the final round with Schmidt setting out 11-under par and Hall (West Cornwall) 10-under.Hall, 21, made a blistering start, with two birdies in the first three holes to overtake Schmidt. But the teenager took the lead again when he holed a 25-footer for birdie on the fifth, while his rival bogeyed the hole.The players were back on level terms after Schmidt bogeyed the short ninth with an uncharacteristic three-putt. But that was his last mistake. He played the difficult back nine in two-under par, while Hall dropped three shots over the closing holes.The youngster had a four-shot cushion as he played the last and his winning margin was extended when Hall’s par putt horseshoed out of the hole.“I played the back nine really well,” said Schmidt. “Those last five or six holes are really tough and I didn’t do any damage, I hit the centre of the greens and gave myself chances with the putts.”Schmidt, a member of the England boys’ squad, also won the George Henriques Salver awarded to the leading GB&I player aged under 20.Hall was championship runner-up on eight-under par, while Scotland’s Euan Walker was third on seven-under after a closing 66.Click here for full scoresImage copyright Leaderboard Photography
With veteran big man Ben Matulino set to miss the opening rounds of the season, following surgery on his left knee in January, there is an opening in the engine room for the Kiwi club.While Jacob Lillyman and Albert Vete are the probable starters, the Warriors have tended to carry three props on their bench in recent times, creating an opportunity for one of their youngsters to earn a spot on the interchange alongside likely candidates Sam Lisone and Charlie Gubb.”They all put their hand up and it’s been a good learning curve for the likes of Isaiah Papalii and Toafofoa Sipley,” Wiki said.”They are knocking on the door of first grade, so hopefully they can learn from this and move on.”It’s just about them putting their best foot forward to show Stephen they can match it in the NRL.”Last year Sipley made his NRL Telstra Premiership debut, playing two matches off the interchange following strong form in the club’s Intrust Super Premiership side, while Papalii is yet to play past Holden Cup level, where he appeared in 11 matches for the Junior Warriors in 2016.Speaking ahead of his appearance for the World All Stars in Friday night’s clash against the Indigenous All Stars, Lisone said the props at the Warriors were enjoying the internal competition for places.”‘Mooks’ (coach Stephen Kearney) has got a few of us having a run in there, there’s a lot of competition coming through,” Lisone said.”Tof Sipley and Isaiah Papalii are putting some pressure on me, Albert and Charlie.”I thought Isaiah played really well for a young team [at the Nines].”Both Sipley and Papalii have been named in the Warriors’ squad for this Saturday’s trial match against the Melbourne Storm at Sunshine Coast Stadium.