Sainsbury’s bakery range

first_imgSainsbury’s carries just under 1,000 bakery lines in an average store, and has a total range of around 1,500, including regional lines. The figure 6,000 was given at our recent Baking Industry Summit, following a researcher error at Sainsbury’s, (British Baker, December 2, pg 5). Sainsbury’s total bakery sales are £571m a year, and nearly half are in-store bakery.last_img

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Government Launches Military Operation against Informal Mining in Peru

first_img On 19 February, a thousand Peruvian military personnel began an operation to destroy twelve dredges used by informal gold miners, who are accused of polluting the rivers of an Amazonian region on the borders with Brazil and Bolivia (in southeastern Peru), the authorities announced. The destruction of the dredges is part of a government offensive against informal mining, accused of violating the law and polluting the rivers, streams, and fish of the Madre de Dios region with mercury. Peruvian Defense Minister Jaime Thorne specified that eight of the twelve dredges had been destroyed by the time the day was almost over. “We’ve already seized eight of the twelve dredges. We’re finishing the process of locating and seizing the rest,” the minister noted, without specifying how many days the action would last. The dredges were demolished and sunk, and flames, thick columns of smoke, and forest damage could be observed from a military plane that flew over the area, an AFP reporter on board the aircraft confirmed. The operation involved the participation of 350 military personnel and 600 police officers, with support from three helicopters, two airplanes, and an undetermined number of Navy speedboats. “We have to look out for the ecosystem. It can’t be permitted that they destroy rivers and streams, and that fish have high levels of mercury, 300% more than what is permitted internationally,” Environment Minister Antonio Brack emphasized. “There’s (child) slavery, pollution; we can’t permit them to make a mockery of the population’s health,” the Peruvian official added. The dredges are located in areas neighboring the Inambari River, near the border with Brazil, spread out over a distance of 259 km. At each dredge, around five hundred people work illegally. According to the minister, the twelve main dredges, which are of Chinese origin, are worth 250,000 dollars each, so that the work of these miners “is no longer small-scale or traditional mining.” In addition to the twelve main dredges, around 250 smaller dredges are believed to exist, according to Brack. The gold economy in Madre de Dios, one of Peru’s poorest regions, generates around 800 million dollars a year from the eighteen tons extracted by informal miners. The authorities estimate that informal mining has led to the destruction of twenty thousand hectares of tropical forest in Madre de Dios. The gold rush has affected the ecosystem of that Amazonian region, leaving behind, in addition to polluted rivers, craters dug by human activity, mountains of dirt where there was previously forest, and trees buried under mine tailings. Peru is the world’s fifth-ranking producer of gold with 182 tons a year and accounts for 40% of Latin American production. By Dialogo February 22, 2011last_img read more

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MINUSTAH’s Chile Battalion Wins the Peacekeeper Challenge in Haiti

first_img“On a military mission, time for recreation is necessary to strengthen the comprehensive development of all military personnel.” The Chilean Armed Forces have been performing well in Haiti since 2004, the year the UN launched MINUSTAH. During the ceremony known as the Medal Parade on December 10, MINUSTAH officials recognized the Chile Battalion, the Chilean-Ecuadorian Horizontal Construction Engineering Company and the Chilean Air Force Helicopter Group for their work on the peace keeping mission. In its role of providing security as part of the MINUSTAH mission, the Chile Battalion includes Soldiers from Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Honduras, but Ecuador did not participate in this competition. The Peacekeeper Challenge promotes cooperation and a sense of camaraderie among MINUSTAH troops from different countries. It was created in 2013 by the MINUSTAH Force Commander, Brazilian Army Lieutenant General Jose Luiz Jaborandi Jr., and Deputy Force Commander, Chilean Army Brigadier General Jorge Peña Leiva. He also emphasized the hard work of Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen during the time Chile has been a part of MINUSTAH, saying that “it has earned them recognition around the world”. “I’d like to point out that all the duties that we have been assigned during our presence in the mission area have been performed with the greatest commitment, efficacy, efficiency, dedication and professionalism, all virtues that characterize a Soldier,” said the Commander of the 21st Chile Battalion and Head of the National Contingent, Lieutenant Colonel Carlos Muñoz de la Fuente.. Participating in the competition also helps MINUSTAH Soldiers relieve stress. In addition to keeping the peace, troops in the mission must deal with living far from their homes in a country with a different culture and climate than what they are accustomed to. Participating in the competition also helps MINUSTAH Soldiers relieve stress. In addition to keeping the peace, troops in the mission must deal with living far from their homes in a country with a different culture and climate than what they are accustomed to. “On a military mission, time for recreation is necessary to strengthen the comprehensive development of all military personnel.” “I’d like to point out that all the duties that we have been assigned during our presence in the mission area have been performed with the greatest commitment, efficacy, efficiency, dedication and professionalism, all virtues that characterize a Soldier,” said the Commander of the 21st Chile Battalion and Head of the National Contingent, Lieutenant Colonel Carlos Muñoz de la Fuente.. Promoting cooperation and camaraderie During the ceremony known as the Medal Parade on December 10, MINUSTAH officials recognized the Chile Battalion, the Chilean-Ecuadorian Horizontal Construction Engineering Company and the Chilean Air Force Helicopter Group for their work on the peace keeping mission. The team won the competition by compiling 93 points in various events testing their military skills in late November. The Peacekeeper Challenge included team and individual events – among them shooting weapons, changing tires on military vehicles, and communicating with other UN teams. “You have to understand that they are forces from different countries and the military competition is a mechanism for socialization, which helps generate knowledge and mutual understanding, very important elements for the mission’s success in general,” said Miguel Navarro, a security analyst at the of Chilean Academy of Political and Strategic Studies (ANEPE). Chilean peacekeeping efforts Soldiers from Chile and other countries kept the peace and provided humanitarian aid following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that killed as many as 300,000 people and injured another 350,000 in January 2010. By Dialogo December 19, 2014 About two weeks after it won the Peacekeeper Challenge, the Chile Battalion was recognized for its service in MINUSTAH. About two weeks after it won the Peacekeeper Challenge, the Chile Battalion was recognized for its service in MINUSTAH. Soldiers from Chile and other countries kept the peace and provided humanitarian aid following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that killed as many as 300,000 people and injured another 350,000 in January 2010. The Chilean Armed Forces have been performing well in Haiti since 2004, the year the UN launched MINUSTAH. Chilean peacekeeping efforts With regard to the mission, he said, “It has been an extraordinary professional experience in which our challenge is always to have trained and qualified personnel because therein lies the operability of our strength.” “A decade has passed since the Chilean government made the decision to deploy Army Troops to the Republic of Haiti, an event of special historical significance because of our national commitment to global security. It was a qualitative and quantitative leap for a tradition that dates back to 1935, when the institution began participating in missions on behalf of international peace and stability,” said the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, General Humberto Oviedo Arriagada. With regard to the mission, he said, “It has been an extraordinary professional experience in which our challenge is always to have trained and qualified personnel because therein lies the operability of our strength.” Dear Friends,I want to highlight and thank you for disseminating this important event, whose main objective is to demonstrate the ability of MINUSTAH (UN Stablization Mission in Haiti) troops and further encourage unity among its members.I take this opportunity to make an observation. Our Chilean Battalion (CHIBAT), as well as three other teams – Bolivian Company (BOLCOY), Brazilian Battalion (BRABAT) and Guatemalan Company (GUAMPCOY) – reached the score required for a GOLD classification. However, although it wasn’t our specific objective to name a winner, the team with the highest score was the one that represented our Bolivian Company.I want to clarify that I make this observation for the sake of justice only, and nothing dulls the brightness achieved BY ALL PARTICIPANTS in an activity that required a lot of preparation, expertise, personal effort and teamwork. We all won, even those who just cheered to support their representatives in their exceptional achievements.Here, in Haiti, in our Military Component, we wave many flags, but we are only one family!I want to thank all countries that have contributed troops for their efforts in maintaining professionals in MINUSTAH that are so dedicated and geared toward the tasks they’ve accepted to accomplish. They deserve our appreciation and admiration.Warm regards,Division Lieutenant General José Luiz JABORANDY JuniorMINUSTAH Force Commander The Peacekeeper Challenge promotes cooperation and a sense of camaraderie among MINUSTAH troops from different countries. It was created in 2013 by the MINUSTAH Force Commander, Brazilian Army Lieutenant General Jose Luiz Jaborandi Jr., and Deputy Force Commander, Chilean Army Brigadier General Jorge Peña Leiva. “The moment of triumph is a moment of joy, camaraderie, and it’s an important event for the winning team, like any other competition. Those who lose are the result from the rule of fair play; here, what’s more important over who wins is to compete.” In its role of providing security as part of the MINUSTAH mission, the Chile Battalion includes Soldiers from Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Honduras, but Ecuador did not participate in this competition. “A decade has passed since the Chilean government made the decision to deploy Army Troops to the Republic of Haiti, an event of special historical significance because of our national commitment to global security. It was a qualitative and quantitative leap for a tradition that dates back to 1935, when the institution began participating in missions on behalf of international peace and stability,” said the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, General Humberto Oviedo Arriagada. Chile Brigade recognized for MINUSTAH service “You have to understand that they are forces from different countries and the military competition is a mechanism for socialization, which helps generate knowledge and mutual understanding, very important elements for the mission’s success in general,” said Miguel Navarro, a security analyst at the of Chilean Academy of Political and Strategic Studies (ANEPE). The Chile Battalion, a team of Soldiers from Chile, El Salvador and Honduras, recently won the gold medal in the second Peacekeeper Challenge, a competition between troops who are serving in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Promoting cooperation and camaraderie “The moment of triumph is a moment of joy, camaraderie, and it’s an important event for the winning team, like any other competition. Those who lose are the result from the rule of fair play; here, what’s more important over who wins is to compete.” Chile Brigade recognized for MINUSTAH service The Chile Battalion, a team of Soldiers from Chile, El Salvador and Honduras, recently won the gold medal in the second Peacekeeper Challenge, a competition between troops who are serving in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). To recount and analyze the country’s contribution to the peacekeeping effort, the Chilean Army organized a seminar titled, “Ten years of the Army’s participation in Haiti: Challenges and Projections,” in November. The team won the competition by compiling 93 points in various events testing their military skills in late November. The Peacekeeper Challenge included team and individual events – among them shooting weapons, changing tires on military vehicles, and communicating with other UN teams. To recount and analyze the country’s contribution to the peacekeeping effort, the Chilean Army organized a seminar titled, “Ten years of the Army’s participation in Haiti: Challenges and Projections,” in November. He also emphasized the hard work of Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen during the time Chile has been a part of MINUSTAH, saying that “it has earned them recognition around the world”. last_img read more

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Athletes of Special Olympics BiH won 14 Medals in Austria

first_imgAthletes of Special Olympics of BiH, arrived in Sarajevo after participation in the Winter Olympics in Austria where they won a total of 14 medals.Director Executive of Special Olympics of BiH Kada Delic-Selimovic said that among those 14 medals five are gold, three silver, and six bronze.“When we departed, we said that we are going modestly and now we are proudly back with 14 medals,” said Delic-Selimovic.She especially noted two gold medals of Edna Sunjic in slalom and giant slalom, gold medals of Edita Dikonja and Kristina Klacar in Nordic walking, as well as the gold medal of Andrija Rados in the discipline Super G.Sanela Corovic, Hiba Sultanovic, Radenko Savanovic and Sanela Corovic won silver medals – all in Nordic walking.Winners of bronze medals are Merima Osmanovic – 2 bronze medals in slalom and giant slalom, Spomenko Martinovic in slalom and Radenko Savanovic, Selmedina Berisaj and Hiba Sultanovic in Nordic walking.Delic-Selimovic praised the good organization of the event and expressed the hope that some of the next ones will be held in Sarajevo.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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