The Bradman Lake Group

first_imgThe Bradman Lake Group (Bristol, Avon) has launched an infeed and form, fill and seal flowrapper combination that enables large-volume confectionery manufacturers to pack bar products in continuous operations at speeds of up to 1,000 ppm. Key to its performance is a high-tech row distribution system, which accepts and aligns bakery confectionery bars into a new high-speed Flowtronic flowrapping machine. The system features a height-adjustable, single-belt feeding process which reduces product transfer by 50%, says the firm.last_img

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Struggling United Set for Everton Threat

first_imgAfter a tough-luck result at Chelsea and a humbling 1-0 loss to Juventus, the Reds welcome Everton to Old Trafford on Sunday hoping for a change in fortune. Marco Silva’s side have won three matches in a row and now sit one point above United in the Premier League table.Despite all the doom and gloom, there’s been much to build on in the last week. Most predicted Sarri-ball would dominate the visiting Reds, but only a heartbreaking stoppage time equaliser kept Chelsea’s unbeaten run intact.And, even with that loss to Juventus, United’s Champions League outlook grew quite a bit brighter. The Reds remain in second place in Group H thanks to the shocking draw between Valencia and Young Boys. That result completely upended the conventional wisdom that everyone would take full points off the Swiss champs. Most importantly, it leaves United in great position to advance to the knockout rounds, even with another loss to Juventus next month. Unless Valencia pull off a huge upset in their own trip to Turin, United should only need a draw in the Group H finale to qualify. Assuming, of course, that they beat Young Boys at Old Trafford.But, before any of that happens, Manchester United must sort out two key problems to beat Everton on Sunday — the suddenly goal-poor Romelu Lukaku and the much-maligned defense.José Mourinho, though, refused to give anything away when discussing his striker’s struggles. “The player is a fantastic professional who wants to give everything for the team,” he said. “But, I agree, his moment is not sweet. Not just for the goals he’s not scoring, but his confidence, movement, and touch. He is not linking the game well with the team.”“But he’s our striker,” the United boss continued. “He’s a good striker and a striker we believe in. Could I play Rashford there? Then I don’t have a winger as we’re in this difficult (injury) situation. He’s a hard-working professional. One day, the goals will arrive and the confidence will be back.”United’s defense is equally bereft of confidence after allowing eight goals in the last five games. Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelöf earned praise from the manager after the Juventus match, but something’s got to change.Everton, on the other hand, are loving life under new manager Marco Silva. After publicly flirting with the then-Watford manager last January, the Toffees finally got their man this summer.Alongside Everton’s new director of football, Marcel Brands, Silva started his Goodison Park reign with a summer shopping spree that must have left José Mourinho glowering with envy. Richarlison, Bernard, Kurt Zouma, Lucas Digne, Yerry Mina, and Andre Gomes all signed up for Silva’s Merseyside project.The new manager brings an up-tempo, high-pressing style of football that’s easy on the eyes. It also leads to high-scoring matches that put undue pressure on the defense.But, with this Everton backline, Silva might finally have a stable defense. He’s already had success partnering Zouma with Michael Keane at centre-back, and Yerry Mina will only add to that now that he’s back in training.The man of the hour for Everton, though, is Richarlison. Silva paid £40 million to bring over his former player from Watford and the early returns have been astounding. The fee seemed like a lot at the time, but the 21-year-old Brazilian has hit the ground running in a blue shirt. He plays out wide, scores goals, and puts in a defensive shift too. Richarlison is the complete package.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Global Support… SG Digital forms Gibraltar ‘Sportsbook Operations Team’

first_img Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 SG OpenMarket approval sees SportCaller expand FTP distribution capacity August 18, 2020 Share Share Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon Keith O’Loughlin – SG DigitalNasdaq-listed industry technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed the creation of its specialist ‘Sportsbook Operations Team’ based in Gibraltar and servicing its worldwide customer base.The Gibraltar sportsbook team forms part of SG Digital’s expanding operations and will seek to deliver market-leading support for SG Digital sports betting clients across all verticals.Updating stakeholders, SG Digital details that its Sportsbook Operations Team will help the division maintain ‘a fast-to-market, full-stack sportsbook portfolio that includes sports betting, portal, mobile betting, and retail services’.The new SG Digital division will be led by Stuart Weston new VP of Sportsbook Operations, a former long-term William Hill Executive who will join the company to head its Gibraltar operations.Backing SG Digital’s Gibraltar operations, Keith O’Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook said,“Given the massive opportunity in the U.S. and the continued success of existing markets, the addition of Sportsbook Operations is a natural step up for our business.The team will work directly with our partners to operate and run their sportsbooks, ramping up the value of sports betting for everyone involved. It’s a new ball game, and our partners have asked to tap into our vast knowledge to help with day-to-day sportsbook operations. Now, we’re completely equipped to offer that capability and support customers in growing their business like never before.” SG ramps up digital expansion with Nederlandse Loterij deal August 24, 2020last_img read more

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Women’s teams head to Hampshire for County Finals showdown

first_img5 Sep 2016 Women’s teams head to Hampshire for County Finals showdown The stage is set for the showdown for the English Women’s County Finals with six teams preparing to go head-to-head next week at Waterlooville Golf Club in Hampshire.They include Norfolk, who will make their first appearance at the final for 42 years when they represent the East region. Staffordshire, from Midlands North, will return after an absence of 15 years.The other finalists are: Gloucestershire from the South West, Surrey from the South, Buckinghamshire from Midlands South and Yorkshire from the North.The title of English Women’s County Champions is one of the most sought-after and keenly contested in the calendar and county pride will be fiercely on display during the five-day round robin tournament, which starts on Monday, 12 September.Yorkshire will be seeking their 12th title, Surrey their 11th and Staffordshire their fifth, while the other three counties are all targeting their first win.The players will be challenged by the fast greens and tight fairways of Waterlooville’s parkland layout. This will be the first time the club has hosted a national championship and President Stephen Millett said: “The members are very excited that our course has been selected by England Golf and we will be pulling out all the stops to make it a truly memorable occasion.”Ladies’ captain Allison Bolam added: “This is a great compliment to our club. The prestige of the County Finals is growing every year and it will be thrilling to watch some of the best amateur golfers in the country competing for the title on our fairways – and to see how Waterlooville is meant to be played!”The competitors include the Yorkshire pair of Curtis Cup player Rochelle Morris and Olivia Winning, the Scottish open stroke play champion who helped England’s women become European team champions this summer.Two of the youngest players will be Surrey’s Annabell Fuller, 14, and Gloucestershire’s Ffion Tynan, 13. Fuller is a girl international and the winner of the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, while Tynan is the English U14 girls’ champion. Norfolk’s team includes girl international, Amelia Williamson, 16, while Surrey’s Martha Lewis is an U16 international.Inci Mehmet of Surrey and Bethan Popel of Gloucestershire have both represented the England women’s team while Jo Ashmore of Norfolk has been a senior international.The teams:Buckinghamshire, captained by Phillipa CookGeorgina Bowers, Megan Dennis, Denise Goodacre, Daisy Kennedy, Thalia Kirby, Alice Kozlowski, Chloe Li, Lucy Matthews, Lizi Sweetnam and Nicole Whitmore.Gloucestershire, captained by Andra KnightBecky Gibbs, Alex Giles, Charlie Hiatt, Ali Kelly, Ebonie Lewis, Caley McGinty, Claudia Ovens, Bethan Popel, Alex Saunders and Ffion Tynan.Norfolk, captained by Tracey WilliamsonEllie Brown, Jasmine Campbell, Jo Herd, Tiff Mills, Shelley Pleasance, Chloe Rowswell, Amy Taylor, Amelia Williamson, Tracey Williamson, Jo Ashmore, Sammy Martin and Megan Mann.Staffordshire, captained by Julia GauntEmily Coleman, Emily Brennan, Olivia Raybould, Morgan Thomas, Debbie Warren, Jenny Rhodes, Georgie Taylor, Gina Wilkie, Julia Gaunt and Annette Deeley.Surrey, captained by Alison TaylorAmber Chana, Tana Churchill, Katie Fewster, Annabell Fuller, Charlotte Griffith, Lauren Horsford, Martha Lewis, Inci Mehmet, Katie Shepherd, Alice Spani-Molella and Nicola Taylor.Yorkshire, captained by Dawn CleggMegan Clarke, Megan Garland, Olivia Hamilton, Hannah Holden, Alison Knowles, Rochelle Morris, Olivia Winning and Melissa Wood.Order of PlayEach match is composed of three foursomes and six singles. Foursomes start at 8.30 and singles at 12.45. Spectators are very welcome.Monday 12 SeptemberBuckinghamshire v GloucestershireSurrey v NorfolkYorkshire v StaffordshireTuesday 13 SeptemberSurrey v YorkshireGloucestershire v NorfolkStaffordshire v BuckinghamshireWednesday 14 SeptemberNorfolk v StaffordshireBuckinghamshire v YorkshireSurrey v GloucestershireThursday 15 SeptemberBuckinghamshire v SurreyGloucestershire v StaffordshireYorkshire v NorfolkFriday 16 SeptemberYorkshire v GloucestershireStaffordshire v SurreyNorfolk v BuckinghamshireClick here for resultslast_img read more

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Miss NJ USA Promotes Resources for Domestic Abuse Victims in Quarantine

first_imgWhile rushing a sorority at Marist College in New York, Mellish attended a workshop hosted by the One Love Foundation, founded in honor of the late 22-year-old Yeardley Love, who lost her life as a result of domestic violence. The workshop included a 45-minute video with details of how abusive relationships play out. By Allison Perrine Gina Mellish models the Angel Energy clothing she helped design in support of domestic abuse victims. Photo courtesy Gina Mellish Any man, woman, or child can be sexually victimized. There is no acceptable reason for violence and abuse. If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out to 180 Turning Lives Around. Its domestic violence hotline is 732-264-4111 or 888-843-9262. Its website is 180nj.org. “It really makes my heart so happy because you never really know what post can make that difference for people. A lot of the times people have to hear it over and over and it’s very difficult when you have a family or you’re stuck at home,” said Mellish. “I really underestimated the power of social media,” she said. After posting videos and information about such topics as how to make a safe escape plan and how to get help, she found that people were sharing them with others and commenting positive responses to her messages. One important resource for domestic abuse victims in Monmouth County is the Hazlet-based nonprofit organization 180 Turning Lives Around. It is currently offering counseling services to those in need and additional rooms for families to stay in, including those with children and pets. This is important because oftentimes people don’t want to leave their abusers in fear of leaving their loved ones or pets behind, Mellish said. The organization is also working with local police departments to issue temporary restraining orders when necessary while the courts are closed. Since then, Mellish has hosted workshops with the One Love Foundation to help educate other students about the signs of unhealthy relationship behaviors before they escalate into abuse. She continues to teach these lessons today, but now she must do so virtually because of the pandemic.  Domestic violence is rising as the quarantine continues. That’s why Mellish, who was crowned Miss New Jersey USA in November 2019, is using her voice to find resources for those in need. She’s even working with state and local elected officials to develop further protections for victims. “I swear, it was like the biggest sign from God for me,” said Mellish. “It goes through all of these unhealthy signs that people don’t normally realize or label as abusive because we’re not really ever taught how to love. We just learn from the people around us, our parents or what we see.” In the meantime, Mellish is collaborating with Hoboken resident Sarah Ripoli who is also a former victim of domestic violence. Ripoli now gives back to others through her clothing brand, Angel Energy, in which 25 percent of proceeds support domestic violence charities. The brand is currently offering a signature line of sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats and T-shirts. The two are working on bringing a new sweat set to the site soon. After speaking with Lynn Lucarelli, 180’s director of development, Mellish learned that the organization has not received a higher volume of calls and reports about domestic violence, despite cases being on the rise. She has, however, seen “a significant increase” in website visits around the hours of 1 and 2 a.m. “For me, what that said is there’s not enough privacy for victims to actually reach out,” she said. “The actual ability for victims to reach out and use their voice is limited because of the fact that there’s no privacy now that they’re quarantined with their abusers.” Mellish feels a personal connection to this cause, as she is a survivor of a three-year abusive relationship that started when she was 16. The relationship continued into her college years and, because her parents weren’t there to see what was happening, they were surprised to learn about what she went through, she told The Two River Times. “I think this is something that could really make a difference,” said Mellish. The article originally appeared in the April 30 – May 6, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. To help people in that situation, Mellish is working with Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and former Oceanport councilman Joe Irace to develop a “safe word” for abuse victims to use in pharmacies, signaling that they need help. Mellish said that Italy and other countries first impacted by novel coronavirus implemented this system and it is saving lives. Mellish hopes to do the same for New Jersey residents and, eventually, all U.S. residents. “It’s a fun, positive way to get people involved in this situation because sometimes it’s not easy to talk about or read. It’s an uncomfortable conversation for a lot of people,” said Mellish. “We thought this would be a really fun, positive way to give back to charities that are helping victims right now.” OCEANPORT – Gov. Phil Murphy prolonged his executive stay-at-home order this week, mandating that people stay indoors as much as possible until further notice. But Oceanport resident Gina Mellish knows that, sadly, home is not a safe haven for everyone.last_img read more

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