The low-down on the upcoming 2008 ABIM Forum

first_imgThe Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers (ABIM) 2008 Forum, Growing A Sustainable Bakery Industry, is to take place on 6 June at the Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel, Bolton Abbey, Skipton. The event will start with a buffet lunch and networking opportunity, followed by a programme of talks in the afternoon. Ed Garner from TNS Worldwide Panel will be discussing ‘Who is the “health conscious UK consumer?”, looking at the health conscious buying habits of UK consumers, and what the future might hold for the baking industry.Matthew May from the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees will be discussing what the perspective of bakery students and trainees is, and what the industry’s needs are for the future in terms of education and training.Improve Ltd will be looking at the current skills, challenges and opportunities available in the industry, and what can be done to address skills gaps. Other guest speakers include Alette Addison from the Food Standards Agency, and Dr Wayne Martindale from the Food Innovation Centre, Sheffield Hallam University.For more information or to register please contact Anne Boyd, ABIM on 0207 420 7102 or email [email protected]last_img read more

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Rising star Jyotika Dutta wins fencing gold

first_imgBhubaneswar: Size does not always matter. Ask Himachal Pradeshs Jyotika Dutta, the epee specialist who is taking the Indian fencing world by storm. Petite, lean and more often than not the shorter fencer in a competition, that has rarely come in her way of overpowering taller and bigger opponents.The 22-year-old underlined her growing stature in the sport on Sunday, clinching the first gold for Guru Nanak Dev University at Amritsar in Punjab in the fencing competition of the Khelo India University Games here.Just back from a highly productive stint in France, at the International Fencing federation’s high performance centre, Jyotika used that experience to bail herself out from a tricky start.“Adversity teaches you a lot,” she laughed, brushing aside her two defeats in the group stage. “I had some rough starts but was determined not to make the same mistakes in the knockouts.”And sure enough she didn’t. Up against an opponent at least six inches taller than her in Yashkeerat Hayer, Jyotika raced to a five-point lead and completed an emphatic 15-5 win.The final was a much tougher proposition, with Linthoi Haobam (Manipur University) matching her point by point. Yet, Jyotika prevailed 15-14 in a tense bout, using her small frame and quick feet to her advantage.The Rohru girl started fencing almost 15 years back at the behest of her cousin Jiteshwar Dutta, a fencer and a part-time coach. No one around her, in her small town, had ever heard of the sport.“In the early days my cousin would train me. He would procure the equipment and teach me the basics,” she explained. “I was a sprinter earlier; so I was obviously fitter than most girls my age.”Almost immediately her talent was obvious, and cousin Jiteshwar registered her for a trial at NIS Patiala. It has become Jyotika’s home since then.She attracted attention at the 2018 Asian Games, powering her way all the way to the quarterfinals. In the two years since then, she has only been climbing up, making it to the higher echelons in the sport. IANSAlso Read: Archana Dutta to Lead Assam in Senior T20 Women CricketAlso Watch: Burglars breaks into a house in Lumding, steal 21-tola Gold and cash of Rs 45,000last_img read more

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Co. Board confident of strong case over Forde ban

first_imgTipperary fans will have to wait until next week to find out if Jason Forde will be free to play in the Munster Hurling Championship opener against Cork.The County Board lodged an appeal with the Central Appeals Committee last night against his one-match ban.They’re unhappy with the Central Hearings Committee ruling last week which reduced the suspension from 2-matches to one for the midfielders’ part in an on-pitch incident involving Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald. County Secretary Tim Floyd says they’ve requested that the case to be heard next Monday or Tuesday and are confident they have a strong case…last_img

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