SAMB delivers power to board

first_imgThe Scottish Association of Master Bakers (SAMB) took the momentous decision to change the whole set-up of its board at its conference last weekend.Delegates to the event, held at the Peebles Hydro Hotel from 24 to 27 May, first listened to a presentation by Lewis Maclean, MD of Maclean’s of Forres, which has three shops and a wholesale business. Maclean said proposed changes were based on a perception that the current structure – of office bearers, standing com- mittee convenors, regional representatives and co-opted members – needed overhauling.Maclean said: “This structure makes the board a passive reci-pient of a series of reports about the work of others. Much of the decision-taking process within the SAMB bypasses the board.”Earlier in the year, the SAMB had asked members of the (under) 40 Group to develop ideas for the strategic development of the board. It had also listened to opinion from current and honorary members. Past SAMB president, Ian Terris, of William Stephens Bakery in Fife, said: “There’s a thorny branch to be grasped here and someone needs to do it.”With a resolution passed to change the structure of the board, members will now be ’empowered to make things happen’ said Maclean. New committee structures will now be put under the direct control of the board, with all members able to apply to serve on the board, removing the practice of reserved board seats for heads of committees.Also at the conference, George Stevenson, MD of Mathieson’s of Falkirk, took over from Joe Macdonald as president.l For a full report, see pg 38—-=== In Short ===Doughnut packLinpac has added a four-doughnnut box to its range. Made of APET, the packaging contains no ribs or tilts in order to give consumers the best view of the products. It is also compact in design to save on shelf space.Sammies winnersThe winners of the British Sandwich Industry Awards, the Sammies, were announced at a ceremony at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on 15 May. Among the winners was Fred de Luca, the American founder of the Subway chain, who was honoured with The British Sandwich Industry Award for the success of his international chain, opening 1,198 UK shops over the last few years.Free-from accoladesThe first Free-from Awards were presented by Antony Worrall Thompson on 21 May. Organised by Food Matters, the awards took place at Thompson’s Notting Grill restaurant in West London. Among the winners was Roley’s bakery, which won the FAIR trophy for the Best Free-from Food 2008 for its Teff Flour Mix. The awards covered the main free-from sectors including wheat, dairy and egg.Welsh successFinsbury Food Group has won ’Welsh Business of the Year’ at the Western Mail Business Awards on 23 May. The title recognises the company’s contribution to Welsh industry and celebrates its success as a leading local bakery business.US bread prices upUS food prices will rise by 5% this year, propelled by sharply higher prices for bread, cookies and other bakery goods, according to the US Department of Agriculture. The USDA said prices of cereals and bakery products would rise 8%, up 2% from its initial forecast.last_img read more

Martin Ondeko named new Cricket CEO

first_img Tags: Martin OndekoUCA Martin Ondeko (right) is the new CEO of UCAThe Uganda Cricket Association has announced Martin Ondeko as their new CEO at a press conference held on Friday at the Copper Chimney in Lugogo.Ondeko who has been the Operations Manager of UCA was a favorite among all applicants and he beat off some stiff competition for the job.He has worked with the association since 2005 and his knowledge of the local environment gave him an edge over other applicants who were seeking for the role.This move is deemed as one of ensuring continuity for the association with the new CEO tasked with building on what was started by the former CEO Justine Ligyalingi.The quest for a new CEO started at the end of February when it was announced at the UCA AGM that Justine Ligyalingi will be leaving the association after eight years. The process conducted by UCA together with an HR firm attracted a lot of applications from the fraternity with the likes of former Cricket Cranes captain Davis karashani showing interest in the position.After 2 months of the process the boards choose to go with Martin Ondeko as the new CEO and his first order of business will be to deal with the broken relationship between the Cricket Association and the National Council of Sports.Ondeko in his first address to the press as CEO of UCA was full of pride that he was chosen amongst the applicants.“I am delighted that the board has chosen me amongst the many applicants and promise to take on my role with a lot of pride.Ondeko first worked for UCA as the administrative manager in 2005 and soon earned a promotion to the role of Operations manager in 2013.He has been working in the capacity of acting CEO ever since Justine Ligyalingi left in March but will now assume the full role at the association.A very competent batsman wicket keeper, Ondeko has to now move his skills from the playing field to the desk.Martin Ondeko is an active CricketerHis tenure will run for three years.Comments last_img read more

The Possessions Of An Indian Sultan Expected To Bring Millions At Auction

first_imgThe Berkshire, England descendants of Major Thomas Hart, who fought in the fourth Anglo-Mysore war in 1799, are about to become very wealthy. The couple has until recently been unknowingly storing spoils of war in their attic, wrapped in newspaper. The items brought home by their ancestor turn out to have belonged to Tipu Sultan, who was defeated in India by the British Army under Lord Richard Colley Wellesley.Included in the relics are the gun Tipu was using when he was felled, four swords and a shield, a gold ring, and a gold betel nut box made to look like a peacock’s tail, complete with several two hundred-year-old betel nuts.Portrait of Tipu Sultan once owned by Richard Colley Wellsley, now in the care of the British LibraryThe cache will be sold at the Milton House Hotel in Abington, Oxfordshire by Antony Cribb Ltd., an auction house in Berkshire that specializes in military items, arms, and armor, on March 26, 2019.The Treasure Act of 1996 includes artifacts found in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland and mandates that anything found that is over 300 years old and made of gold or silver belong to the Crown.Swords in Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, Bangalore, IndiaThe finder is paid the fair market value, and the finds are usually sold at auction with museums often being the highest bidders. If the treasure is found on someone else’s property, the finder and the landowner usually split the money.Although most Brits are more than willing to obey the laws, sometimes important finds aren’t turned in because of loopholes. According to National Geographic, a completely intact bronze Roman helmet from the 3rd century AD, found in England in 2010, was not considered treasure because it was made of bronze, but it was sold by Christie’s International to a private collector for $3.5 million.Indian entrepreneur Dr. Vijay Malliya holds the sword of Tipu SultanOverall, however, many British scholars believe the law is helpful. Michael Lewis of the British Museum stated, “The Treasure Act works well because it ensures that important finds end up in museums for all to enjoy and that finders are rewarded. They are encouraged to do the right thing.”The Anglo-Mysore wars were fought between 1767 and 1799 in southeast India. The British East India Company wanted to control all of India and keep them from aligning themselves with Napoleon and France.In the Mysore area, Hyder Ali was a powerful ruler; during the first war from, 1767 to 1769, he easily defeated the British. The Treaty of Madras was signed by both parties which gave Hyder Ali a large part of the Indian peninsula.The East India Company’s European Regiment at the Battle of Cuddalore, July 1, 1783.The second Anglo-Mysore War, from 1780 to 1784, began when Warren Hastings, the first Governor of the Presidency of Fort William in Bengal, attacked the French port of Mahe which was included in the Treaty of Madras as land belonging to Hayder Ali.Hyder Ali was defeated in 1781, but his son, Tipu Sultan, continued the war in his father’s place.General Lord Cornwallis, receiving two of Tipu Sultan’s sons as hostages in the year 1793.In 1784, Tipu Sultan signed the Treaty of Mangalore which effectively nullified the Treaty of Madras and ended the second Anglo-Mysore war. The third Anglo-Mysore war began in 1789 when Lord Cornwallis captured Bangalore and defeated Tipu Sultan.The Treaty of Seringapatam was signed giving away half of Tipu Sultan’s land, and he was required to turn over two of his sons as prisoners of war.The fourth and final war was fought in 1799, when the British Army, led by Lord Wellesley, overran Tipu Sultan’s territories and Tipu’s capital city of Seringapatam.General Lord Cornwallis, receiving two of Tipu Sultan’s sons as hostages in the year 1793According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, Tipu Sultan was killed on May 4, 1799 at the age of 49. Wellesley restored the Hindu dynasty which had been taken over by Hyder Ali and forced several important cities in Awadh to surrender.Read another story from us: After Official Inquest, Roman Coins Found in Britain Determined to be “Treasure”The British soldiers looted Seringapatam and Tipu’s palace and treasury, coming away with arms, jeweled belongings, and gold worth millions of dollars. It is possible that some of Tipu’s belongings are still hidden away in attics in England, but, until the Crown is notified, we may never know.last_img read more