Finsbury maintains growth in cake sales

first_imgFinsbury Food Group has posted a 12.6% increase in group revenue in its preliminary results for the year to 2 July 2011, aided by the return to growth of its cake division.The manufacturer of cake, bread and morning goods saw adjusted profit before tax up 8.3% to £5.8m. Group revenue stood at £189.6m.Sales in its cake division increased 12.1% over the financial period to £139.6m, while its bread and free-from sales continued to see a good rate growth, with sales up 14.2% to £50m.The firm said the increased revenue within bread and free-from had come from its investment in the Vogels brand, as well as the ongoing growth of its fresh free-from range of both Genius branded products and own-label.The past financial year has seen Finsbury add Disney small cakes to its licensed portfolio, and the expansion of the Genius range of free-from products to include pies and sausage rolls.CEO John Duffy said Finsbury had succeeded in returning to organic growth – “an important milestone for the group” – but added the difficulties it faced, from the price rises in global commodities, should not be underestimated.last_img read more

Kenosha, Wisconsin Police Investigate Officer Shooting of Black Man in the Back

first_imgA black man was shot seven times in the back by Kenosha, Wisconsin police in front of his three children who were inside his SUV.”I’m pretty sure Jacob’s kids were more traumatized than anybody during the whole situation.” Raysean White saw Jacob Blake and his children on Sunday, when he recorded Blake being shot multiple times by police while Blake’s three children were in a car. https://t.co/WtXaOAcq2P— CNN (@CNN) August 25, 2020 Jacob Blake had an arrest warrant out for rape and domestic abuse pic.twitter.com/t8g2OtZby1— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) August 25, 2020 Police shot 29 year-old Jacob Blake as he walked away from them and attempted to reach into his SUV.Blake was reportedly trying to break up a domestic dispute between two women when police were called.Shortly after the shooting, large crowds arrived near the scene in protest.An overnight curfew was disregarded as protests flared up sparking looting and arson.More than 150 national guardsmen were called in to help police control the unrest.The officers involved have been pleased on administrative leave and Blake remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition.New footage shows Jacob Blake brawling with cops before being shot https://t.co/gsSuFtn2Je— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) August 25, 2020last_img read more

USG and the Unruh Institute of Politics rolls out new voter platform

first_imgVoteSC and USG will be using TurboVote, an app that helps to register voters to decrease voting barriers and increase access to voting. (Adriana Sanchez | Daily Trojan)USC is facing UCLA once again. This time, they’re competing to see who can register the most voters before the midterm elections this November.The last time Bruins faced Trojans in voter registration, USC’s rivals won the friendly competition after registering over 10,000 voters compared to USC’s mere 411.The second annual competition began Tuesday to encourage students at both universities to vote in the upcoming elections. VoteSC, a coalition of students focused on voter education, registration and civic engagement and the Unruh Institute of Politics are co-sponsoring the competition to increase the number of students registered in California by Oct. 22, the registration deadline.VoteSC co-chair Eleonora Viotto, who is helping plan the voter registration drive and competition, said USC has lower percentages of registered voters than other campuses its size, with an approximate 15 percent voting rate for all students in the last election and 8 percent for undergraduates. “No matter what political perspective you may have, if our generation had turned up to vote in 2016, it would have been a very different election,” Viotto said. VoteSC and the Undergraduate Student Government will be using TurboVote to help students engage in the voting process. According to USG Director of External Affairs Alec Vandenberg, the program will help all eligible student voters register to vote and head to the polls in November. After students enter their information and voter registration status, the platform can help them register to vote but also apply for an absentee ballot or receive election reminders online, making voting easier for all students on campus. “There’s a lot of voting barriers,” Vandenberg said. “We know there was a lot of lack of accessibility, so we just wanted to make sure the process was simple and easy so everyone can just make sure they can do their civic duty.”Vandenberg said the organizations will host “Midterm Monday” each week with a table on Trousdale to inform students of the competition and answer any questions they may have about the voting process in person.On Sept. 25, National Voter Registration Day, VoteSC will hold its largest voter registration events by Tommy Trojan. Viotto said the coalition also hopes to include some incentives this day like an  In-N-Out Burger truck to encourage students to vote with a celebration focused on voter engagement.Jamie Kennerk, a senior at UCLA, assisted with the 2016 voter registration competition. She said she hopes this year’s edition helps educate students on important information and deadlines. “I hope it manages to actually give students another reason to want to be involved in voting,” Kennerk said. “There definitely is a solid USC-UCLA campus spirit that goes on, and I think it can help students see that voting is not necessarily this dry, boring thing that you do, but is exciting and important.”Vandenberg added that he thinks the voting competition and various on-campus events will lead more students to want to vote. He said he hopes this voter registration campaign will help more USC students see the importance of civic engagement and community and political involvement.“We always hear the stereotypes of [USC] not being civically aware or engaged, and I think that’s a perception that both [Viotto and I] wanted to change, especially with an election season coming up again,” Vandenberg said. “So we wanted to make it very clear that every single year is crucial for civic engagement and that this can be a sort of point in time in which USC can change its trajectory and have its students more engaged in the community and politics and beyond.”last_img read more