Places available at BB roundtable

first_imgBritish Baker is holding a round-table, The Big Bakery Debate: Saturated Fat and Calories Consultation, on Wednesday 21 October at the Landmark Hotel, London, and is keen to hear from industry representatives who would like to attend.The event will centre on an open discussion with Food Standards Agency (FSA) decision-makers over its current consultation on saturated fat and calorie intake, launched this summer, which focuses on biscuits, cakes, pastries and buns.The debate will be chaired by Paul Wilkinson, former executive chairman of RHM and current chair of Big Bear, Produce World and Improve. Rosemary Hignet, who is heading up the FSA consultation, will be speaking at the event, so make sure you are there to get your voice and opinions heard. The conference will begin with coffee at 8.45am, followed by the chair’s welcome and presentations. There will then be a discussion period from 10.15-12.30 before a buffet lunch and networking opportunities, ready for a 2pm finish.The key issues discussed at the event will be presented to the FSA by British Baker on the industry’s behalf, in time for the 3 November deadline. If you are interested in attending or would like to find out more, please contact Sonia Young, by email: [email protected] or by phone: 01293 846507.last_img read more

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Changes to the Deep Well Royalty Program Credit have been made

first_imgEnergy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Blair Lekstrom announced a new Deep Well Royalty Program.The program is aimed at increasing competitiveness and generating incremental acitivity in BC’s oil and gas industry.The Deep Well Royalty Program Credit program was introduced in 2003 aspart of the Oil and Gas Development Strategy and was aimed atdeveloping B.C.’s deep natural gas resources. – Advertisement -The program specifically targets deep wells of more than 2,500 metres for vertical wells and more than 2,300 metres for vertical wells. The program effectively reflects the increased costs associated with accessing deep resource plays and is designed to encourage greater exploratory activity andmaximize development of resources.Three changes have been introduced to the program, which includes modification of the location of the east/west line to reflect updated geological, reservoir and drilling data, recognition of longer portions of horizontal lengths drilled, and improvements to the well qualification criteria.These improvements are part of an economic and competitiveness strategy designed to stimulate economic growth of British Columbia’s oil and gas industry. Oil and gas rights sales in 2008 reached a record high of $2.66 billion. Advertisementlast_img read more

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