More than 200 staff have been made redundant at the Peter Hunt bakery, after it ceased trading on 7 July.Administrator BDO Stoy Hayward (BDO) has been unable to find a buyer for the Bolton-based business, since parent company Lyndale Group went into administration in June. BDO had initially hoped to sell the pie and pasty manufacturer as a going concern. Business restructuring partner Dermot Power said: “We have worked hard to find a buyer for the Peter Hunt business in the face of challenging market conditions and it is regrettable that we have been unable to do so.”Power said that TUPE liabilities – laws designed to protect workers if a business changes ownership – had “proved to be an insurmountable barrier to a going-concern sale”.John Higgins, full-time officer at the Baker’s Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU), confirmed the employees had been officially informed of their redundancy on the morning of 7 July, and were given advice that day to fill in ’development forms’.He explained that, although the workers had been expecting this for some weeks, it had come as very unwelcome news and feelings were raw. “We’re asking for an investigation into how the company handled the situation,” said Higgins.Former Lyndale-owned Hampson’s bakery and 158 Hampson and Sayers stores were rescued from adminis- tration last month, when Sayers chairman Sandy Birnie and chief executive Michael Quinlan formed new company Sayers the Bakers.—-=== In Short ===== Brace’s redundancies ==Brace’s bakery will be making some of its staff redundant as it restructures its business. The redundancies could hit staff across both of its plants in Crumlin, Newport in south Wales. A spokeswoman said: “The slowing economy and increasing manufacturing costs, such as spiralling fuel and wheat prices, have been well-publicised. There has been a huge impact on business and we are no exception.”== Champions’ league ==Ludlow craft baker Price’s has made it through to the finals of the Made in Britain Food Champion of the Year competition, with its new Perry and Pear Loaf. The awards, formerly known as the Small Producers Awards, are run by Waitrose and Country Life magazine.== Oasis promo ==Coca-Cola has launched an new advertising campaign for its adult juice brand Oasis. The campaign – ’Run Cactus Kid, Run’ – aims to build on the brand’s positioning for people who don’t like water. It will encompass outdoor, web and TV advertising and is aimed at driving brand recognition with its 20-something male and female target customer base.== Pupil bakers ==Pupils at Freeman College in Sheffield will have the chance to learn about baking, thanks to a £20,000 donation by The Hilton in the Community Foundation. It will enable the college, which educates young people with learning difficulties, to build an on-site bakery for its students, including new kitchen equipment and ovens.== Snacktime for Gibson ==Gibson Foods is to supply Food Service Centre’s own-brand Snacktime range, after winning a £3m annual contract, to be its sole supplier.
Read Full Story Sendhil Mullainathan, a professor of economics at Harvard University, has been elected to serve on the MacArthur Foundation Board of Directors.Mullainathan was, until recently, Assistant Director of Research for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He is also founder of ideas42, a non-profit that applies insights about people from behavioral economics to create novel policies, interventions, and products. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2002.“Sendhil will be a great asset to the Foundation,” said Board Chairman Marjorie Scardino. “His work in many strains of economics, his perspective on technology, and his focus on poverty and discrimination will help us see our work differently, and his tendency toward the woods rather than the trees will help us stick to our priorities.”To read the full release, visit the MacArthur Foundation website.
Mrs. Geneva (Cole) Johnson, age 85, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on February 25, 1932, in Talbert, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late, Chester and Polly (Herald) Cole. She was raised in Talbert, Kentucky where she attended high school. Geneva was united in marriage on November 24, 1956, in Jackson, Kentucky, to the late, Fred Johnson and to this union arrived 12 children to bless their home. Geneva and Fred shared 45 years of marriage together until Fred passed away on October 4, 2001. Geneva was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for 20 years. She was a former cook for the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana, from 1989 to 2002. She was a member of the Old Republic Baptist Church in Booneville, Kentucky. Geneva enjoyed quilting, watching soap operas, flowers, reading her Bible, working crossword puzzles, but most of all, spending time with her loving family. Geneva passed away at 7:56 pm, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Geneva will be deeply missed by her daughters, Helen Gabbard and her husband: Junior of Altro, KY, Jalia Nelson and her husband: John of Crestview, FL, Carolyn Burns and her husband: Butch of Worthville, KY, Lake Rayls and her husband: Larry of Vevay, IN and Nancy Rose and her husband: Roy of Madison, IN; her sons, Larry Johnson and his wife: Anita of Louisville, KY, Fred Johnson and his wife: Tammy of Madison, IN, Phillip Johnson and his wife: Shelly of Vevay, IN, Mitchell Johnson and his wife: Joyce of Booneville, KY and Mark Johnson of Vevay, IN; her son-in-law, Kip A. Skaggs, Sr. of Vevay, IN; her 24-grandchildren; her 34-great-grandchildren; her 5-great-great-grandchildren; her several step-grandchildren and her step-great-grandchildren; her sister, Jalia Stamper of Newport, KY; her brother, Beech Cole and his wife: Mahala of Cold Spring, KY and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Polly (Herald) Cole; her husband of 45 years, Fred Johnson, died October 4, 2001; her son, Paul Johnson, died August 22, 1970; her daughter, Freda Joy Skaggs, died October 18, 2017; her granddaughter, Melissa Neve Johnson, died December 21, 1998; her grandson, Kip Arthur “Kippy” Skaggs, Jr., died October 9, 2003; her son-in-law, Charles Lewis “Chuck” Melton, Jr., died September 13, 1989; her sisters, Matilda Cole, Sally Turner and Hallie Herald and her brothers, Alex, Tom, Bill and Woodrow Cole.Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 1:00 pm, by Rev. Patrick Turner at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana. Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund % CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko returned to the top of Zone A with a 2-0 win over Medeama at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.Goals from the returning Songne Yacouba, and Abdul Fatawu Safiu, the latter’s 8th of the campaign, secured all 3 points for the Porcupine Warriors which lifted them above their opponents into first position with just one game to go. Medeam slip to 3rd on the table, 2 points behind the Porcupine Warriors.But Kotoko’s qualification to the semi finals of the competition is far from secured, after Ashantigold beat Bechem United 4-0 in Obuasi to move to 2nd position, one point off Kotoko.Shafiu Mumuni’s scored a penalty, which was sandwiched by goals from MacCarthy Appiah and Amos Kofi Nkrumah, after Douglas Opoku had scored an own goal to give Ashgold the lead.The Miners are now the highest goal scorers in Zone A with 14 goals.Elsewhere in Zone A, Eleven Wonders held Aduana Stars to a 0-0 draw while Berekum Chelsea were not in action.In Zone B, Hearts of Oak ensured they will finish top of the table with a thumping 3-1 at home to Elmina Sharks.Christopher Bonney converted a first half penalty before second half goals from Umar Manaf and captain Fatawu Mohammed gave the Phobians their 9th win in the competition, the most by any club. George Amonoo scored the consolation for Sharks.Liberty Professionals and Karela United look set to fight for the last semi final slot heading into the last day after both secured victories to stay on course to grab the last semi final spot in Zone B.Karela beat Dreams FC 2-0 at home with goals from Solomon Sarfo Taylor and Patrick Yeboah, while Liberty grabbed a 2-1 win away against Ebusua Dwarfs. Elvis Kyei Baffour scored right after kick off before Razak Issah pulled parity for the home side. But captain Simon Zibo made sure of the win with a 73rd minute goal.With one game left to play, Karela (24 points) and Liberty Professionals (22 points) are separated by 2 points and a draw on the last day will be enough to send Karela through on the last day while Liberty will need to win and hope Karela lose in order to secure a semi final place.Elsewhere, Inter Allies got only their second win of the campaign with a 4-2 victory over WAFA with both teams out of contention for a semi final qualification.Samuel Armah scored a brace while, Fuseini Mohammed and Michael Otoo also contributed a goal each for Allies. Justice Amate and Abukari Ibrahim scored for WAFA.NC Special Week 13 Results:Hearts of Oak 3-1 Elmina SharksAsante Kotoko 2-0 MedeamaAshantigold 4-0 Bechem UnitedInter Allies 4-2 WAFAEbusua Dwarfs 1-2 Liberty ProfessionalsKarela United 2-0 Dreams FCEleven Wonders 0-0 Aduana Stars