The promotion of the craft bakery sector through industry-wide initiatives is not new, but seems to be gaining momentum and this is a very welcome development.For many years now, the industry has supported National Doughnut Week and has raised significant sums of money for the nominated charity while also gaining new customers visiting outlets. How encouraging it was to see this year’s event gaining nationwide advertising not only on the radio but also on prime-time terrestrial television.Now we have National Craft Bakers’ Week using the slogan ’The Shop That Never Sleeps’, brought together by the National Association of Master Bakers, supported by the Scottish Association, British Baker and several allied traders, which generated a lot of interest in the lead-up to the event and will hopefully have encouraged even more people into the craft bakeries while also giving an insight into how a bakery actually works.A lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes to bring such events to everyone’s notice and it must be gratifying for those involved to see more and more bakeries signing up for these generic nationwide promotions. Why are more people participating? Because they recognise that any promotion that highlights the benefits of the local baker and brings new people through the shop door is good for business. If your firm has not got involved yet, then watch out for the next event, sign up and enjoy being part of a push to bring new customers through your doors. After all what have you got to lose?
July 15, 2002 Regular News Col. Swann wins Burton Award Col. Swann wins Burton Award Col. Henry T. Swann III was recently awarded the 2002 Clayton B. Burton Award of Excellence at the Annual Military Law & Legal Assistance Symposium on St. Petersburg Beach.“Although I am quite humbled and honored to be this year’s recipient, it is not so important who is recognized, as it is to recognize and focus attention on the merit and benefit of providing altruistic legal service to our military community,” Swann said.Col. Swann has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1975 and is currently involved in the general practice of civil and criminal litigation. From 1989 to September 18, 2001, Col. Swann served as the staff judge advocate for the Florida Army National Guard. He has worked to help the legal condition of reservists and active component members of all branches of service. As SJA to The Adjutant General (TAG), Swann was the legal advisor regarding all military related legislation within Florida.Swann distinguished himself during numerous crises where he was responsible for legal services. Hurricane Andrew represented a colossal effort in which he was directly responsible for the legal affairs of all branches of service including active duty, state active duty, and federalized reserve and National Guard service members. He was the primary interface between civil legal authorities and the military. Service members mobilizing for the Gulf War, various Bosnia missions and other deployments have also received legal services as direct result of Col. Swann’s efforts. Service members seeking relief under both the Soldiers and Sailor’s Relief Act and civil laws have received assistance as a direct result of programs and initiatives implemented by Swann as SJA for Florida. “Fortunately, later in my career, I had the opportunity to join the Army Judge Advocate General Corps which gave me the opportunity to experience the personal and professional satisfaction for helping those in need of legal help, but unable to acquire it,” Swann said.Swann has organized several conferences aimed directly at bettering the quality of legal services within the state. He has also undertaken numerous speaking engagements and seminars which have educated lawyers, legal assistants, professional staff and individual service members throughout Florida.“His technical expertise, legal knowledge and outstanding leadership skills have made him one of the most respected JAG officers in the National Guard as well as throughout Florida’s legal and military communities,” said Capt. Kim Heller who nominated Swann for the award. “His advice is consistently sought by commanders, other JAG officers and individual service members in need of assistance from all branches of service within Florida.”In 1996, Colonel Swann served as chair of the Bar’s Military Affairs Committee.“I am so thankful that the JAG Corps taught me the meaning of what a wise man said over 2000 years ago, ‘It is better to give than to receive,’” Swann said. “Perhaps that is a dream, but to the extent that the Clayton B. Burton Award encourages us to keep that dream alive, it is an award worthy of our resources, recognition, and support.”
LNG World News Staff For illustration purposes only (image courtesy of Höegh LNG)Norway’s floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) giant Höegh LNG said on Thursday that Thomas Thorkildsen has rejoined the company as head of marketing for business development.Thorkildsen left Höegh LNG in January last year to join Oslo-listed Flex LNG, the shipping company controlled by billionaire John Fredriksen.Prior to that, Thorkildsen has spent the previous 13 years with Höegh LNG where, as head of business development, he was responsible for the development of the FSRU opportunities.However, according to a report by Reuters on Thursday, Flex LNG, which had previously planned to develop several FSRU projects, has dropped its interest in operating these types of vessels due to project failures and low return and is now focusing only on LNG carriers.Flex LNG also announced on Thursday that its current chief executive Jonathan Cook, had stepped down. Cook was founding partner of the US-based FSRU specialist Excelerate Energy.
No team has ever played a Super Bowl in their home stadium. Could the Fins be the first?If Miami goes to Super Bowl LIV, February 2, 2020 it would be the only time the home team played in the championship game.This will be the 11th time Miami has hosted a Super Bowl which will break a tie with New Orleans (10) for the most Super Bowls played in a city.Who would the Dolphins face if they made the Super Bowl. Vegas oddsmakers say the Kansas City Chiefs were an overtime coin flip away from potentially knocking off the New England Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl last season.The Chiefs’ Super Bowl 54 odds of 6-1 could drastically improve if quarterback Patrick Mahomes gets off to a flying start. The Dolphins have not won a Super Bowl since they moved play from the Orange Bowl to the stadium formerly known as Joe Robbie Stadium.The Dolphins won the 1984 AFC Championship, and appeared in Super Bowl XIX, where they lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 38–16.To date this is the last season the Dolphins appeared in the Super Bowl.Also, for you college football fans, the 150th college football season is upon us. The Miami Hurricanes face Florida tomorrow to kick things off at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.Florida State faces Boise State in Jacksonville and FAU visits Ohio State August 31st…we will carry it on our brother station 640 Fox Sports.