Mathiesons moves home

first_imgAfter basing itself for more than seven decades in Falkirk town centre, Mathiesons, with 25 retail outlets and nine restaurants and cafés, has completed a move to an extensive new bakery at nearby Central Business Park, writes Ian Martin. At the same time, the company has changed its official title from R Mathieson & Sons to Mathiesons Bakeries, to underline its area of expertise. According to MD George Stevenson, the new 47,000sq ft bakery represents a totally compliant food manufacturing environment and provides scope for expansion that did not exist at its former 18,000sq ft facility in Williamson Street, Falkirk.Mathiesons has inves-ted more than £4 million in the project, including some £600,000 on new equipment. The new bakery incorporates a retail outlet for business park customers and passing trade from the adjacent main road, which leads to the Kincardine Bridge crossing of the Firth of Forth.A feature on the new bakery will appear in a forthcoming issue of British Baker.last_img read more

Last time they played: No. 24 Syracuse uses strong 2nd half to upset No. 6 North Carolina

first_img Published on January 11, 2014 at 12:39 am Facebook Twitter Google+ It was a game of runs, and Syracuse’s best blow was too much for North Carolina to overcome.Already on a 17-1 run to start the second half Wesley Johnson received a swing pass from Andy Rautins at the top of the key. He then hoisted a shot that presented two possibilities: A make would all but seal a gritty Orange win. A miss would allow the Tar Heels to hold on by a thread.Johnson nailed it and sent a dejectedly defeated North Carolina team into a timeout.“We definitely realized it,” Rautins told The Daily Orange, referencing the team’s second-half dominance. “The momentum in the crowd you could feel it shift every ten minutes or so and you know, it was a great atmosphere to play in.”On the heels of its best stretch of the game, No. 24 Syracuse (4-0) upset No. 6 North Carolina (4-1) 87-71 at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 20, 2009. The win crowned the Orange 2K Sports Classic champions in front of 15,552 fans, and was its best win of a moderately tough nonconference schedule.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTwo future first-round NBA draft picks led their respective squads in the contest. Johnson paced the Orange with a game-high 25, shooting 10-of-17 from the field and 4-of-8 from 3. Ed Davis collected a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort.After an 8-0 start by the Orange, UNC clawed back into the game to a 15-12 advantage behind strong play by Davis and point guard Larry Drew II.“We started great but they came right back at us,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We had another good spurt, they came right back and took the lead at halftime.”The beginning of the first half was a microcosm for a back-and-forth frame.But then Syracuse used halftime to springboard itself to a gutty win. Seconds into the second half Brandon Triche tied the score at 39-39. Then a sharp run, highlighted by post buckets by Arinze Onuaku, pushed SU’s run to 10-1.Then another Triche basket put the run at 15-1 minutes later. The final push was on.“At one point, we were maybe up 19 or 20 and then you tell yourself, well we got this game in the bag,” forward Kris Joseph said.The Orange would get through its nonconference slate unscathed, not losing a game until its second Big East contest against Pittsburgh.Notable nonconference wins against UNC, Florida and California, coupled with a strong showing in the Big East and tough play on both ends of the floor throughout the season, turned into a 30-5 season for Boeheim and Co.Said Rautins: “It’s very tough for teams to beat us when we play aggressive as we do.”compiled by Jesse Dougherty, asst. sports editor, [email protected] Commentslast_img read more

Dodgers’ Ethier dealing with trade talk again

first_imgThe Dodgers would almost certainly have to absorb some of the remaining money ($53.5 million is guaranteed) in Ethier’s contract if he is traded. Ethier said he has not asked to be traded, but the rumors will persist.“Maybe I need to dig down deep to let that drive me even more to perform,” Ethier said. “I know what I’m capable of doing if I’m given the opportunity. You can’t expect people to give it to you. You’ve got to go out and earn it.” In 2014, the third year of a six-year, $96-million contract, Ethier lost his starting job. He made only 380 plate appearances, a career low. He played all three outfield positions and even a little first base while making a team-high 40 appearances as a pinch hitter, slashing .290/.450/.355.On paper, there is no reason for Ethier not to reprise this role with the Dodgers in 2015. He’s got more defensive flexibility than Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig, Scott Van Slyke or Joc Pederson — and arguably less trade value. The numbers say that Ethier adapted to pinch hitting quickly.The only problem?“I want to be playing every day,” Ethier said.The Dodgers might grant that request, but it seems more likely to happen if Ethier is traded. So far, Kemp has drawn the most trade interest from other general managers. Andrew Friedman has enough depth in-house that he can trade two outfielders and enough money to absorb a portion of both contracts. One year and 12 days ago, Andre Ethier stood in a fourth-floor room at the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles. The room lacked polish and some wondered whether Ethier would still be a Dodger by the time his $75,000 investment had come to fruition.Thursday, the room looked finished. Two rows of flat-panel computers now fill the Maggie and Andre Ethier Learning Center, where homeless men, women and children can stop in for a free education. The flooring and lighting were donated by the Dodgers. In some ways, it resembles many rooms inside Dodger Stadium.It’s a new day for the Union Rescue Mission and a new offseason for the Dodgers, but the questions facing Ethier are the same as last year. Specifically, how does he feel about the prospect of splitting time in a crowded outfield — potentially six deep now — for the second straight season?“All my desire is to come back here and start next year,” Ethier said. “This is my first preference. We tried the way of platooning, all that stuff, and obviously it didn’t make us any more successful than it did any other times in the past.” center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more