New York Bakery Co scales back pre-tax losses

first_imgThe New York Bakery Co has steadied its sales and has cut its losses during a strong year.The company, which is owned by the largest baking company in the world, Grupo Bimbo, recorded a turnover of £76.6m for the year to 31 December 2015 compared to £77m the previous year. Although a decrease, this compares with a significant fall in turnover from £86.4m to £77m in the year to 31 December 2014, due to a supermarket contract loss and the 2013 sale of its bread-making site at Premier Park in London.The bakery business also cut its pre-tax losses from £229k to £194k in 2015.A statement from New York Bakery Co reported that the company had maintained its focus on supporting UK retailers and it would take further steps to develop its foodservice offering. It also stated it was starting to see the “operational benefits” from these moves.New York Bakery Co employs 535 people and is headquartered at Swinton Meadows Industrial Estate in Rotherham.In September, New York Bakery Co added new products to its range, with the Cheese Bagel variant.last_img read more

F1: Ferrari unveil SF1000 car for coming season

first_imgFerrari broke with tradition by unveiling its SF1000 at the Teatro Romolo-Valli in Reggio Emilia, not far from its Maranello stronghold Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things About Ancient Egypt That We Don’t Yet Know5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Read Also: China’s F1 grand prix hangs in balance over virus fears “I felt emotional when I saw it,” said Monaco’s Leclerc. “Now I can’t wait to be out on track and try it and to show all the work that has been done on this car. “It’s going to be a great challenge. I’m ready to learn from my mistakes to become an even better driver. “What all of us want at Ferrari is to be world champions.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “I don’t see it that way,” said the 32-year-old. “I don’t see Charles going up and me going down. We have the same car and, for me, it doesn’t change anything. That was also the case last season.” Last season, the association between the experienced Vettel and Leclerc often turned into a duel, coming to a head when the two drivers collided during the Brazilian GP. But 22-year-old Leclerc, who won two races and finished fourth place in the world championship, said lessons had been learned. “We have learned the lesson from Brazil. We are free to race, but we are teammates,” he said. “A lot of people are working behind us, as a team, and things like Brazil should not happen.” Both drivers said they were impatient to try out the new car, which will be on track next week for the pre-season testing in Barcelona. Ferrari unveiled its new SF1000 car for the 2020 Formula One season, which they hope will deliver a first world drivers title since 2007, during a glitzy ceremony on Tuesday. The single-seater’s name acknowledges the fact that the Italian team will start its 1,000th world championship race during the coming campaign, which begins with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15. The new SF1000 which Ferrari hope will deliver a first world drivers’ title since 2007. Narrower than last season’s SF90, with a deeper red colouring the body, Ferrari is pinning its hopes on the SF1000 car earning them drivers and constructors titles that have eluded them for 12 and 11 years respectively. “I like it very much,” said German driver Sebastian Vettel. “It’s much narrower at the back than last year and it is also redder, it’s even better. I’m impatient to drive it, that will be even more fascinating than looking at it.” The Scuderia broke with tradition and presented its new racing car outside of its stronghold of Maranello, unveiling it instead amid of sea of red on stage at the Teatro Romolo-Valli in the nearby city of Reggio Emilia. “This is a very important place for our country,” chairman of the Ferrari group John Elkann explained. “It was in this city that the tricolour flag, which became that of Italy, was created. And Ferrari is proud of Italy and of representing Italy.” “This is a very special year,” continued Ferrari Team Manager Mattia Binotto. “It’s 70 years of Formula One, we have been there from the start and we are going to reach the figure of 1,000 Grands Prix, which is something incredible.” Barring a forced change in the calendar because of the deadly coronavirus in Asia, the milestone should be reached in June during the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. “Maybe it looks a lot like the SF90, but I can assure you it is very different,” continued Binotto. “We still have to make progress, especially on reliability,” he added, recalling that Ferrari, like the other teams, had to face “the double challenge” of preparing the next season in parallel with the following one, when new rules will come into force. – Equal footing – Binotto stressed that this season veteran Vettel and 22-year-old Charles Leclerc, who impressed on his debut last season, would be starting on an equal footing. “We have seen that they can both fight for the best results. They are both on the same level. It is up to them to race,” he added. Vettel, a four-time world champion with Red Bull and twice runner-up with Ferrari, insisted it was not a hard decision for him to accept.last_img read more

College football Week 13 picks against the spread for every top-25 matchup

first_imgUtah wins 35-10 and COVERS the spread.No. 20 Boise State (-7.5) at Utah StateBoise State has been a maddening play for us against the spread this season, but they covered last week. This week, the Broncos break a trend — an 0-3 against-the-spread record as the road favorite — and take care of business against the Aggies.Boise State wins 38-28 and COVERS the spread. MORE: Week 13 college football picks, straight upThose two games will set the table for rivalry week and conference championship week. Here is a look at our record so far this season:Straight up: 180-46 .796 (17-2 last week)Against the spread: 123-103, .544 (8-11 last week)Upset picks: 2-14, .125 (0-2 last week)With that, Sporting News’ picks against the spread for every top-25 matchup (lines provided courtesy of Sportsbook Review as if 4 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 18):No. 9 Penn State at No. 2 Ohio State (-18.5)The Buckeyes are 8-2 against the spread this season and have not lost a home Big Ten conference game since 2015. Ohio State won by one point each of the last two seasons, and it’s going to be on the Nittany Lions’ defense to slow them down. Chase Young’s return fuels an emotional victory that is right on the line.Ohio State wins 34-17 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.No. 11 Minnesota (-13) at NorthwesternThe Gophers can clinch a share of the Big Ten West here against a Wildcats team that finally found its offense last week. Minnesota gets back on track here before the rivalry matchup vs. Wisconsin.Minnesota wins 39-20 and COVERS the spread.Samford at No. 16 Auburn (-48.5)It’s everybody’s favorite weekend in the SEC, where the heavy hitters tee off against FCS schools. Samford has given up 40-plus points in four games this season. The Tigers gear up for the Iron Bowl around a big day from Bo Nix.Auburn wins 56-10 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.Illinois at No. 19 Iowa (-14)Illinois has been one of the better stories in the Big Ten this season. The Illini have won four straight games, and they are 7-3 against the spread. That includes a 4-1 against-the-spread record as a double-digit underdog. We’ll stick with those trends in a Big Ten slugfest.Iowa wins 27-17 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.West Virginia at No. 22 Oklahoma State (-7.5)The Cowboys have some chaos potential down the stretch with Bedlam looming against Oklahoma, but first they must take care of the Mountaineers. West Virginia is 1-2 against the spread as a single-digit underdog, but we like the Cowboys at home.Oklahoma State wins 44-28 and COVERS the spread.Western Carolina vs. No. 5 Alabama (-62)Here is the other game involving a SEC school against FCS competition. Mac Jones is in at quarterback, and the 3-8 Catamounts won’t pose much of a challenge.Alabama wins 59-6 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.Boston College at No. 15 Notre Dame (-19.5)The Irish have won four games against ACC competition by an average of 16.2 ppg., and the Eagles allow 35.7 points per game on the road this season. Notre Dame has won the last six meetings.Notre Dame wins 38-23 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.MORE: College Football Playoff picture, Week 13Texas State at No. 23 Appalachian State (-29)The Bobcats averaged 28.5 points the last two weeks, but they allowed 63 in a loss to Troy. The Mountaineers keep rolling toward a Sun Belt championship here, but they are 4-3 against the spread as a double-digit favorite.Appalachian State wins 44-20 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.No. 24 Texas A&M at No. 4 Georgia (-13.5)Georgia clinched a spot in the SEC championship, but their College Football Playoff hopes hinge on winning out. The Aggies offer a chance for another quality victory. Texas A&M is 1-1 against the spread as an underdog this year, and those games were against Clemson and Alabama.Georgia wins 31-20 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.Texas at No. 13 Baylor (-5)The Bears blew a 28-3 lead against Oklahoma and now face a Texas team coming off its fourth loss of the season. The Longhorns have followed all four of those losses with a victory, however, and this is no exception.Texas wins 31-28 in an UPSET.No. 12 Michigan (-8.5) at IndianaThe Hoosiers have taken the Wolverines to overtime in their last two visits to Bloomington, and there is the risk of a look-ahead, given the Buckeyes are next. Michigan, however, stays focused behind another big game from Shea Patterson.Michigan wins 38-19 and COVERS the spread.No. 21 SMU at Navy (-4)The Mustangs won a 31-30 shootout last year, and the contrast in styles means the team that control the offensive tempo will win. SMU did have an extra week to prepare, however, and they find a way in a thrilling back-and-forth AAC matchup.SMU wins 44-41 in an UPSET.Pitt at No. 25 Virginia Tech (-4)This one has huge ACC Coastal implications, and both teams have only lost once since October. The Panthers are 3-0 against the spread as an underdog this season, but the Hokies win a big game at home.Virginia Tech wins 34-28 and COVERS the spread.Purdue at No. 14 Wisconsin (-24)Purdue has found a rhythm with back-to-back victories, but the Badgers will be fired up for what probably will be Jonathan Taylor’s final home game. Can the Boilermakers score 20 or more points? If they can, then they will cover.Wisconsin wins 42-24 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.MORE: College football bowl projections, Week 13No. 18 Memphis (-15) at South FloridaMemphis is SN’s projection to take the New Year’s Day 6 bid, but they catch the Bulls on the road. The Tigers are 2-2 against the spread as road favorites, so this will be a chance to make a statement before facing Cincinnati.Memphis wins 43-20 and COVERS the spread.Arkansas at No. 1 LSU (-44)We found out last week with Ohio State-Rutgers how difficult spreads like this can be, and the Tigers’ run defense leaked a little bit against Ole Miss. Arkansas has 40-plus point losses to Auburn and Alabama this season, but at least they had a bye week to prepare here.LSU wins 58-17 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.Temple at No. 17 Cincinnati (-10.5)The Bearcats are 2-3 against the spread as favorites the last five weeks, but they are 4-1 against the spread at home. Temple is better at home, but the Owls take this one to the fourth quarter in grind-it-out-fashion.Cincinnati wins 27-20 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.No. 6 Oregon (-14.5) at Arizona StateThe Sun Devils are stuck in a four-game losing streak, but Utah is the only team to beat them by more than 10 points this season. Arizona State is still fighting for bowl eligibility, and they hang around long enough to make Oregon nervous.Oregon wins 31-21 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.TCU at No. 8 Oklahoma (-17.5)The Sooners have failed to cover as double-digit favorites in their last three games, but the defense buckled down in the second half against Baylor, and this team needs to impress if it wants to make a playoff push. TCU has only lost one game by more than seven points this season, so we don’t blame you for rolling with the Horned Frogs.Oklahoma wins 49-28 and COVERS the spread.No. 7 Utah (-22) at ArizonaThe Utes have won six in a row, and they have covered in all six of those games. Look for them to match what Oregon did to the Wildcats, a team that is struggling to find offense. Just two weeks remain in the college football regular season, and Week 13 features two games between ranked teams.That starts with the Big Ten showdown between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 9 Penn State at Ohio Stadium at noon on FOX. That game will likely decide who represents the Big Ten East in the Big Ten championship game. No. 24 Texas A&M travels to No. 4 Georgia in a SEC showdown at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.last_img read more

Lolo Jones back at Olympics, savoring the moment

first_imgIn this Oct. 25, 2013, photo, Jazmine Fenlator, right, and Lolo Jones look up after coming to a stop after racing in the U.S. women’s bobsled team Olympic trials in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lolo Jones is telling the story about how she became a bobsledder, her words becoming difficult to decipher as she tries to keep herself from crying.So she wraps the tale up quickly, her eyes welling with tears. She shouts the four words: “They had my back.”Of all the words Jones said Monday, they might have been the most telling. It’s no secret that she wasn’t going to win popularity contests with her U.S. track and field teammates, especially after enjoying some spoils of fame despite failing to win a hurdles medal in either the Beijing Games of 2008 or the London Olympics four years later.As a hurdler, she was always alone, often feeling unwanted. As a bobsledder, she’s never alone — her teammates go just about anywhere she does. And despite some faux complaining from her about that, it’s clear Jones is enjoying her trip to the Sochi Games more than anyone would have guessed when she showed up in Lake Placid, N.Y., for a tryout in the fall of 2012.“From the first week they accepted me, they embraced me, they lifted me up, and I think it was what I needed to not only be a bobsled athlete but return back to track with my head held high and proud of the things I have achieved in that sport,” Jones said. “So I really am grateful for them. I’m almost about to cry because they really gave me a fresh start, for sure.”Jones is one of three brakemen on the women’s team, and U.S. officials plan to announce this week the driver-pusher pairings for the competition. Drama tends to find Jones at any Olympics, and this one is no exception, with some members of the national team questioning why she was selected over such experienced pushers as Emily Azevedo and Katie Eberling — both of whom openly aired their frustrations about not making the squad.Once Jones was picked to the team, conspiracy theories started coming out. NBC played a role, some said. Others felt the U.S. Olympic Committee hoped to capitalize on Jones’ popularity. (For the record, American officials not just deny, but laugh at those notions.) Azevedo was quoted as saying Jones’ Twitter followers — 377,293 of them as of Monday morning — helped make her a more attractive candidate to the selection committee.Jones expected some naysayers to question her being selected. She didn’t expect how big the storm would be after the pick was revealed.“This is a sequel,” Jones said, drawing a parallel between this and how some track teammates complained that her popularity soared without winning a medal in Beijing or London. “I just wasn’t prepared for it. … I definitely didn’t feel it coming this time, but it’s hard when you don’t make a team. I think sometimes people forget that.”She seems perfectly content now. Jones and fellow first-time Olympic push athlete Lauryn Williams, another Summer Games veteran who won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash in 2004 and helped the U.S. win gold in the 4×100-meter relay in London, will become the ninth and 10th Americans to compete in both the summer and winter versions of the games.“I’ve gotten to see her over the last six months, see how hard she’s working toward this and she won’t be outworked by anyone,” Williams said. “She put in every effort and she’s as deserving as everyone on this team. It was really tough to see the hurt on all sides, and without picking sides. What they did wasn’t right, but at the same time, you know it was from a place of deep hurt.”On Monday, Jones was doing more laughing and smiling than crying.She was joking with Elana Meyers, one of the three pilots, on her walk to the media center about how if it hadn’t been for falling short in Beijing and London, she wouldn’t be in Sochi. Jones went to Lake Placid looking to escape her Olympic troubles, not thinking about a new Olympic path, and it was Meyers and fellow pilot Jazmine Fenlator who were among the first to befriend the hurdler.Jones was depressed, underweight after not really eating for a month or so after London, and in desperate need of change. Fenlator didn’t even recognize Jones, thinking instead she was a distance runner because of her much leaner-than-usual build at the time.“I mean, I have legit stats or whatever but sometimes you kind of forget those especially if you get thrown under the bus so many times in the media,” Jones said. “I’ve even been thrown under the bus by my teammates in track and field. So to go into the training center and they barely knew me and they kind of just took me under their wing and were like, ‘No, you’re one of us.’”That’s when the tears started to fall.Make no mistake: These Olympics mean plenty to Jones.“I truly believe that your greatest failures or mishaps in life can have the best motivation for you to do something amazing,” Jones said. “I’ve just kind of taken that stance and that’s really why I feel like I’m here as a bobsled athlete. I’m not willing to give up.”last_img read more