Maple LEAF BAKERY has unveiled a new £12m bagel line for the New York Bagel Company at its Rotherham site.The automated line has been installed in a new building and, according to deputy managing director Guy Hall, is believed to be the largest in the world producing bagels by the traditional method of simmering the dough in boiling water.“It’s like a new factory,” Hall told British Baker, “and unique in the UK.” The new line is the second at the company’s Rotherham plant and will provide capacity to meet demand in a category said to be growing 20% year on year. It has created 50 new jobs, bringing Maple Leaf’s total staffing to around 500.New York Bagels are sold by major retailers and contain 2.5% fat and less than 1% salt. The firm also supplies frozen and ambient private label bagels. Hall said that all bagel sales are made in the UK and currently there are no plans to export to Europe, but added “don’t rule it out”.In addition to bagel production, Maple Leaf produces pretzels at its Southend plant, speciality Italian-style breads and hand-held snacks in Workington and sliced breads, bake-off and speciality breads at the former Harvestime factory in Walsall. This was bought out of administration in March this year.
WEST Indies invitee Raymon Reifer has credited an environment that fosters self-expression and creativity as crucial ingredients of Guyana’s recent dominance of the Regional 4-day competition.Despite being born in Barbados, Reifer has spent the last four seasons plying his trade in Guyana. During that time the Jaguars have been the team to beat in the four-day format, winning three out of the last four seasons.The Jaguars have also in addition seen talents like Reifer, Vishaul Singh and Shimron Hetmyer hovering in and about the West Indies squad. The recent success, the Barbadian national believes, is a direct product of a healthy environment for cricket.“I think the environment in Guyana is right for producing international cricketers and I think we will continue to produce great players for Guyana and West Indies like we have seen in the last three years. I think if you look around the Caribbean, to me Guyana has the best set up because they allow you express yourself and the team is still winning,” Reifer told the Guyana Times in a recent interview.Reifer was recently called to West Indies squad for the tour of England but only managed to play warm-up games for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President’s XI versus the likes of Pakistan, Leicestershire, Kent and England.The player has been again been included in the Test squad ahead of the series against Zimbabwe. (Sportsmax)
Five-star and Class of 2019 point guard Alisha Lewis has committed to Syracuse, Lewis announced via Twitter on Saturday. Published on June 29, 2019 at 7:19 pm Contact David: [email protected] Lewis is the ninth-best point guard and 35th best overall player in the class, according to the espnW 100. The Wallingford, Pennsylvania native joins a guard-heavy Syracuse roster that features Tiana Mangakahia, Gabrielle Cooper and Emily Engstler. Lewis’ commitment marks the second espnW 100 player head coach Quentin Hillsman and SU has landed from the Class of 2019 (Teisha Hyman). Lewis had previously planned to play at Georgia Tech in November but decommitted after the Yellow Jackets fired head coach MaChelle Joseph on April 9. Lewis joined 2018-19 ACC Rookie of the Year Elizabeth Balogun and ACC All-Freshman forward Elizabeth Dixon in transferring from the program.In high school, Lewis led Ursuline basketball to three Catholic Conference Championships and three DIAA Delaware State Championships from 2015-17. She was named the Delaware State Player of the Year in 2017. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+