Premier Foods renews Cadbury Cakes licence

first_imgPremier Foods has renewed its long-standing licence to produce Cadbury-branded cakes, as part of its plans to grow the category.The food group, which recently announced the proposed closure of two of its Hovis bakeries, has pledged its allegiance to the Cadbury Cakes brand until at least 2017.The firm said the new licensing deal, negotiated with Cadbury owner Mondelēz International, would provide a platform to drive growth of Cadbury-branded cakes and ambient desserts, such as the Cadbury Mini Roll.In addition, it explained that, subject to approval, the contract provided for the possibility of using the group’s other trademarks for cake and dessert products, “opening the door to a range of additional growth opportunities”.Michael Clarke, chief executive officer, said: “Renewing the Cadbury cake licence through to at least 2017 is an important step as we seek to build on the momentum in our grocery business. Cadbury is the fastest growing cake brand in the market and represents more than £60 million in annual sales.”We intend to collaborate closely with Cadbury to expand consumer favourites such as Cadbury Mini Roll as well as leverage other Cadbury trademarks over time where this makes sense. This new agreement unlocks exciting growth opportunities in one of our core Power Brand categories.”last_img read more

Show to address sexual issues on campus

first_imgThis Thursday, the Gender Studies department will host their annual production “Loyal Daughters and Sons” at the Carey Auditorium in Hesburgh Library.“Loyal Daughters and Sons,” originally a thesis project from the gender studies department, is a series of monologues and theatrical performances detailing experiences from Notre Dame students regarding sexuality, gender and sexual assault on campus.Senior Marissa Vos, director of the “Loyal Daughters and Sons,” said this year’s production aims to link sexual assault prevention with the concept of the Notre Dame community.“This year we tried to revamp things a bit with the gender relations and gender studies departments. Our tagline this year is ‘Is this how you would treat your family?’” Vos said.“We want to be true to what we always say, that we are a [Notre Dame] family. We can’t say that we are a family when people are suffering on campus.”Vos said this year’s script includes both old and new monologues from students who have experienced problems with sexual assault or sexuality on campus.“With all of the increased reporting, students felt like they could just come forward and tell their stories,” Vos said. “I’m hopeful that it’s something that people are more aware of, because [we] want to create a community where we feel comfortable talking about these kinds of things and [where] we are more active bystanders.”Vos said the increased awareness of sexual assault through freshman orientation activities has garnered an increased awareness and a greater understanding of the need to report sexual assault.“The way we revamped the [freshman orientation] education program has made it clear to incoming freshman that reporting [assaults] is essential,” Vos said.Vos is hopeful that this year’s show will be a follow up to the many sexual-assault-awareness campaigns on campus and will foster a greater sense of community regarding gender issues and acceptance.“The purpose of the show is not to blame anyone,” Vos said. “The purpose is to come together and make it clear that we want to create a community where we prevent sexual assault and discrimination.”Shelly Chatman, a writer for the show this year, said many of the interviews from students were left unchanged.“A lot of the monologues are [a] literal word-for-word of what a person said, and some of the words are so powerful that I felt that they stood on their own,” Chatman said. “The purpose is to understand what [the person] wants us to take away from their stories and making that clear.“It’s a show that tries to illustrate these issues in a way that’s very creative and helps start a dialogue. I feel that every single member of the Notre Dame community could learn something from this show.”The show opens Thursday and has performances Friday and Saturday as well.Tags: gender issues, gender relations, gender studies department, loyal daughters and sons, sexual assaultlast_img read more

Arts and Letters announces new concentration

first_imgMeg Handelman | The Observer Maria MassaThe College of Arts and Letters announced it will add a new concentration in financial economics and econometrics for the fall 2014 semester, according to a Notre Dame press release. The concentration will accept applications from sophomore economics and international economics majors, the press release said.“This year, we had roughly 40 applicants,” professor of economics Timothy Fuerst said. “We are still in the process of making choices, but we plan to accept about 25 of these students … We anticipate that it will grow steadily, with likely 50 students being part of cohorts in the more distant future.”Admission decisions will be based on applicants’ overall GPA, mathematical background and performance in prior economics classes, according to the press release. The decisions will be made by Monday, the press release said.The concentration came about from a desire to expand the qualitative skills of the economics majors in combination with a growing interest in the economics of financial markets, Fuerst said.Richard Jensen, professor of economics, said the concentration in financial economics and econometrics will offer students practical experience and increase the University’s competitive edge.“This concentration will provide students not only a thorough understanding of financial institutions and instruments, but also rigorous analytical and econometric training in financial markets that is currently available at only a handful of the top-20 universities,” Jensen said in the press release.Although the new concentration might appear to be similar to the finance major available in the Mendoza College of Business, it will serve a different group of students through a distinct educational strategy, Fuerst said.“The economics major is within the Arts and Letters College, so that there is a wider variety of non-economics electives available to students,” Fuerst said. “In contrast, Mendoza provides a more complete business background but with less flexibility in other electives.“Second, we approach finance from the perspective of an economist. For example, what is the best way to model and thus understand the behavior or market actors? How do these behaviors affect markets and asset prices?”The concentration will include five additional classes, with three newly-created course offerings being required: financial economics, asset pricing and financial econometrics, the press release stated. These courses will fulfill the elective requirements of the economics or international economics major.“We’ve been delighted by the growing student interest in economics and the strong response to our new international economics major and the business economics minor open to all Arts and Letters students,” John McGreevy, dean of the College of Arts and Letters, said in the press release. “The financial economics and econometrics concentration offers yet another terrific option for students with these interests.”Contact Kayla Mullen [email protected]: Concentrationlast_img read more

Renovation renaissance in Upper Mount Gravatt

first_imgThere is underfloor heating in the family bathroom.The Lay St property is close to Garden City, public transport and the M1. The home is being marketed by Tommy Connolly from Un Real Estate Agents for offers over $675,000.“This house is one that ticks all the boxes,” he said.“It has undergone a full renovation with no expenses spared and now has a modern design.” The home has been painted inside and out.The home was repainted and the carport got a makeover.“The house now has that homely appeal and character to it,” Mr van Schagen said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Inside, polished timber floorboards and a white colour scheme feature throughout. The new kitchen has white cabinetry and stainless steel European appliances, including an induction cooktop.The bathroom is a standout, with underfloor heating, a freestanding bathtub and a rain shower.The open living area flows out to the back deck and the 660sq m block is fenced. The home at 24 Lay St, Upper Mount Gravatt is new to the market.THIS beautifully renovated home is new to the market in Upper Mount Gravatt. The property at 24 Lay St has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double carport. Damian van Schagen and Jessica McIlwan bought the home in 2012 when it still had a 1970s feel about it, including retro carpets and different coloured wallpaper. The couple completely renovated the house and turned it into a modern family home.They ripped up the carpets to reveal timber floorboards, re-sheeted the walls, re-plumbed the house, replaced the roof and put in a new kitchen and bathrooms. center_img The kitchen has a modern design.Underneath the house there is a second bathroom with a shower and toilet, and a workshop area that could be used as a games room. Mr van Schagen said the home would suit a young family looking for a quiet street. “The big backyard is perfect for kids and the neighbourhood is great,” he said. “The neighbours are mostly older owner-occupiers and there are so many conveniences close by.” last_img read more

Batesville ‘Fall Ball’ registration open

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville Youth Baseball and Softball is offering “Fall Ball” sign-ups for leagues beginning in August and running through the first week of October.Most baseball, softball and T-Ball games at the Plex will be played on Sunday afternoons. Registration is available online at