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Thomas the Baker develops Bake at Home range


first_imgYorkshire bakery Thomas the Baker has introduced a new ‘Bake at Home’ range to capitalise on the popularity of shows like The Great British Bake Off.The retail chain, which has 37 sites, has developed a range of sweet and savoury products that can be baked-off at home and claim to offer that just-baked taste without the hassle of sourcing ingredients.The Bake at Home range includes six savoury products, such as cheese and bacon rolls, steak bakes and sausage rolls, as well as a range of sweet treats such as mince pies, curd tarts and fruit pies.John Thomas, managing director, Thomas the Baker, said: “It’s lovely to think we’ve all got the time to bake away the day, but why get yourself into a state with home baking when you could just cheat. Our ‘Bake at Home’ range offers all of the freshness but none of the fuss.”Speaking to British Baker, production director Steve Simpson said the company was also looking to add further products to the range shortly.He said the inspiration for the range had come from people outside of the Yorkshire area wanting to take even more products home with them.“We’ll obviously see how the range sells,” said Simpson. “But we know, from tourists and our customers that people want to be able to enjoy our products at home. We have one customer on the Isle of Lewis for instance that particularly likes our cheese straws and this is the type of customer we hoped to attract with this new development.”Simpson, who has been with the bakery since 1982, said the company would also look to selling the products online as it seeks to diversify its business.He said: “We are seeing some massive changes to the high street and so we are looking at ways of getting our products to the customers by alternative means.”last_img read more


Abraham Zaleznik, HBS professor, 87


first_imgHarvard Business School Professor Emeritus Abraham Zaleznik, a renowned authority on leadership and social psychology, died in Boston on Nov. 28 at the age of 87. At the time of his death, he was the School’s Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership.As a member of the Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty for more than four decades, Zaleznik made important and lasting contributions as an innovative, prolific, and distinguished scholar, researcher, teacher, course developer, and author of 16 books and more than 40 articles. In all his roles, Zaleznik was never reluctant to go against the grain of conventional wisdom in order to nurture new ideas and perspectives.He is survived by a daughter, Dori, of Newton, Mass., and a son, Ira, of Lexington, Mass. A funeral has been held. No decision has been made regarding a memorial service.Read the full obituary.last_img read more


Nathaniel Stampley to Replace Isaiah Johnson in The Color Purple


first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 Must be something to fuss about! Nathaniel Stampley, who appeared in the original production of The Color Purple in 2005, is set to take on the role of Mister beginning November 15. Isaiah Johnson is scheduled to play his last performance on November 13. As previously announced, Tony nominee Danielle Brooks will also depart the production on that date with Carrie Compere set to step in as Sofia.Stampley appeared in the ensemble of the 2005 production and understudied the role of Harpo. He has also performed on Broadway in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and The Lion King; he starred in the national tour of Porgy and Bess as Porgy. His off-Broadway and regional credits include Big Love, Fiorello!, Lost in the Stars, First Noel, Man of La Mancha, Pacific Overtures, Dreamgirls, Violet and Big River.The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and music by Russell and Willis. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, the musical tells the story of Celie, a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discovers her voice in the world.In addition to Johnson and Brooks, the current cast includes Tony winner Cynthia Erivo as Celie, Jennifer Holliday as Shug Avery, Kyle Scatliffe as Harpo, Jennie Harney as Nettie and Patrice Covington as Squeak. View Comments Related Showscenter_img Nathaniel Stampley(Photo: Twitter.com/StampleyN) The Color Purplelast_img read more


FORMER SWILLY ROVERS PLAYER SET TO LINK UP WITH KAKA IN ORLANDO


first_imgSOCCER: Republic of Ireland U21 international Kyle Callan-McFadden is close to earning himself a stunning move to MLS side Orlando City.The Ramelton native has been without a club since he was released by Norwich City in May. Callan-McFadden was stunned when he was informed of his release by Norwich City manager Alex Neil when he returned from international duty in May.He had trained with a number of clubs in League One and League Two in England – but a move failed to materialize.However, it looks like he has earned himself a dream move to Orlando City in the MLS.Former Ballon d’or winner Kaka is the side’s star player – and it will be a dream from Callan-McFadden to play alongside the AC Milan star. Callan-McFadden posted a photo of himself on instagram earlier which showed him in the club’s training gear.Underneath the snap were a series of good luck messages from friends and family congratulating him on the new move.It hasn’t been officially confirmed yet on the club’s website – although they did say the former Swilly Rovers youth player was on trial with the club.If the moves does goes ahead it will be a sensational move for the talented Donegal defender.    FORMER SWILLY ROVERS PLAYER SET TO LINK UP WITH KAKA IN ORLANDO was last modified: October 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Home-page Sportnewslast_img read more