UK’s top milling grower sought

first_imgA competition to find the country’s best milling wheat grower has been launched by milling association Nabim and UK cereals authority the HGCA.Judges in the 2012 Milling Wheat Challenge will be looking for farmers who make the best use of soil types and can demonstrate a successful agronomic approach to variety, fertiliser use and fungicides. They will also assess harvest and storage logistics, and producing wheat to the required milling specification.“UK flour millers are committed to UK wheat and farmers. More than 80% of the wheat we mill comes from UK farmers,” said Martin Savage, Nabim’s trade policy manager. “Growing quality wheat consistently is a difficult task, which requires best practice in growing, storage and delivery to meet the exacting standards of the milling trade.”HGCA’s arable business manager Pat Thornton said, “HGCA is pleased to be supporting this year’s competition as a way of promoting best practice in both growing and marketing milling wheat. Our focus will be on looking for growers who have a good understanding of their business costs and an ability to reflect that in their marketing.”The three finalists in the Milling Wheat Challenge 2011 were: James Price from Woodstock in Oxfordshire; Dan and Humphrey Squier, who farm near Rochford, Essex; and Pip Robson from Chathill in Northumberland. The overall winner was James Price.The closing date for entries will be Friday, 30 April 2012, and the three finalists will be announced at the Cereals Event in June. The finalists, together with leaders from the UK wheat supply chain, will be invited to a celebration dinner hosted by Nabim at the Ritz Hotel in London, where the winning grower will be announced.To find out more and to enter go to: www.nabim.org.uk/content/1/24/growing-wheat.html or www.hgca.com/mwclast_img read more

Helping your contact center succeed in challenging times

first_imgIn dealing with the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), credit unions are facing great challenges to operate normally – especially in the contact center. As the largest member-facing department of a credit union, the contact center will feel unique stresses like few other areas.Credit union call volumes are increasing dramatically as members seek answers in these uncertain times. With limited or no ability for members to visit branches, they will turn to your contact center for human interaction and guidance. Not only are call volumes increasing, but it is also likely that the average talk time will climb as callers ask more questions and look for assurance, thereby prolonging the call.Here are some useful and practical tips you can implement in your credit union’s contact center environment to help your employees and members handle stresses and challenges during these uncharted times. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Budget conscious buyers look to Greater Springwood growth corridor

first_imgImpact Homes are providing “fixed price” turnkey packages on new homes built within the Brentwood Forest community.Impact Homes have big plans for their offering in the Greater Springwood growth corridor, only 30km from Brisbane CBD.The builder said they were providing “fixed price” turnkey packages on new homes built within the Brentwood Forest community.Impact Group Australia national sales manager said the company had listened to hopeful buyers and their desire to own a home that was affordable. “Hopeful homebuyers will come into our sales office and be surprised by how much living space they can have within their price range — these homes are designed to offer families the same amount of liveable area as a traditional sized lot.AVID Property Group general manager Queensland Bruce Harper said buyers also wanted to raise their children in a home that was part of an active and welcoming community.“Families have an affordable option for a home and a community,” Mr Harper said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoImpact Homes have big plans for their offering in the Greater Springwood Growth Corridor, which is 30km from Brisbane CBD.“We are also very mindful of budget requirements and have worked hard to ensure our home and land packages are full turnkey, that is, no surprises,” Mr Ewing said. “We also work very closely with our valued suppliers to bring innovative and cost effective solutions to our range, which in turn, benefits our clients.”Developer AVID Property Group’s project sales manager Simon Ewing said his sales team had noticed an increase in buyers looking for a sizeable family home on an apartment budget.“With housing affordability decreasing, home buyers are even more conscious of their money and quite often are working with what they have referred to as an ‘apartment budget’, however still dream of a family home,” Mr Ewing said. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< last_img read more

Former Raiders great Cliff Branch dies at 71

first_imgHe saved some of his biggest moments for the postseason, including Super Bowl 15, where he caught two touchdown passes to key a 27-10 victory over the Eagles.Branch retired in 1985 with 501 catches for 8,685 yards and 67 touchdowns.Branch’s passing brought an outpouring of remembrance from former players, fans and others, many of whom remembered him as being a great guy off the field.In a time of celebration for fellow players being inducted into the pro football HOF I’m saddened to hear about the passing of cliff branch. Another great player that won’t be here to see himself inducted. Love you Cliff @Raiders— Charles Woodson (@CharlesWoodson) August 4, 2019RIP Cliff Branch. He walked right up to my son at the Baltimore game last year and offered to put his rings on my songs fingers. An amazing moment and something I’ll never forget. A true Raider. @Raiders #raidernation pic.twitter.com/0iqOTLm6Bu— Savage Raider (@SBlack1984) August 4, 2019Covering the Raiders for two years I realized how important Cliff Branch was to that organization. RIP. pic.twitter.com/hDs9rFuUC5— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) August 4, 2019RIP #CliffBranch – should be on stage in Canton right now. https://t.co/rxdQcYvgtt— Your Boy Q (@YourboyQ254) August 4, 2019 Cliff Branch, a member of three of the Raiders’ Super Bowl championship teams, died Saturday at age 71, the team confirmed.Branch was found in a hotel room in Bullhead City, Arizona, the Bullhead City Police Department reported. The investigation revealed “no suspected foul play” and that Branch “died of natural causes,” the department noted. “Cliff Branch touched the lives of generations of Raiders fans,” the Raiders said in a statement. “His loss leaves an eternal void for the Raiders Family, but his kindness and loving nature will be fondly remembered forever.””Cliff Was My Best Friend.. I Will Miss Him Dearly”-MD-— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) August 4, 2019Branch, who was selected by the Raiders out of Colorado in the fourth round of the 1972 NFL Draft, saw limited action his first two seasons but burst on the scene in 1974 when he caught 60 passes to lead the NFL in receiving yards (1,092) and touchdowns (13).He went on to play his entire 14-season career with the Raiders, earning four Pro Bowl nods, three First-Team All-Pro selections and leading the league with 12 touchdown receptions in 1976.Branch teamed with Hall of Fame receiver Fred Biletnikoff and quarterback Ken Stabler to give the Raiders a potent aerial attack in an era dominated by the running game. Branch’s speed — he averaged 17.3 yards per reception for his career — made him a game-breaking threat.last_img read more

Wellington girls upset Winfield; boys lose by 19

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls basketball team pulled off one of its biggest wins of recent years with a 54-45 victory over Winfield. The varsity boys were not as fortunate losing 55-36 in Winfield Friday night.The Wellington girls battled a very good Lady Viking team, which came into the game 6-2 with its only losses coming to Buhler and McPherson. With the Bullpups, Winfield lost by a mere 2 points.But on Friday, Wellington’s Carlie McComb scored 17 points to lead the Crusaders to what was considered an upset win. Winfield opened with a 15-10 lead in the first quarter. But the Lady Dukes held the Vikes to just 4 points in the second quarter and  trailed 19-18 at the half.In the third quarter, Jaedyn Ledesma hit a jumper in the lane at the 5:09 mark and Wellington led 26-25. The Crusaders would never trail again.In the fourth quarter, Winfield was fouling in order to stop the clock. Free throws by McComb, Tayland French, Mireia Salvador, Kelsey Whaley kept Wellington in the lead.With a 10 point lead at 42 seconds remaining in the game, McComb knocked down two free throws to clinch the victory.Wellington is 6-3 and has a week off before playing Monday, Jan. 27 in the Mulvane Classic.Other scorers for Wellington were: Salvador 11, Snipes 9, French 4, Whaley 4, Holly Wright 2 and Zimmerman 2.In the boys game, Wellington had no answers for Will Adler who had a double-double with 26 points, 15 rebounds and four assists.Winfield opened with a 20-5 first quarter lead, but Wellington came back with a 14-4 output in the second quarter to pull with five, 24-19 at the half.Winfield then rolled Wellington in the second half outscoring the Gentlemen Dukes 13-7 and 18-10 for the 55-36 win. Connor Phelps led Wellington with 15 points. Other scorers include: Gilmore 3, Reichenberger 5, Baker 1, Nance 6, and Daugherty 6.Wellington will travel to the Chaparral Tournament on Thursday.The Wellington junior varsity lost 57-52. The C team lost 57-25. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more