Ulrick & Short marks 20th anniversary with revamp

first_imgBakery ingredients supplier Ulrick & Short has marked its 20th anniversary with a brand revamp and charity fundraiser.Ulrick & Short has refreshed its branding to reflect its growth and core values, including a new colour scheme, revamped logo design and new strapline ‘Knowledge. Service. Experience’.Andrew Ulrick and Adrian Short founded the ingredients specialist in 2000. Ulrick & Short is an international supplier with a head office and labs in the UK, an EU base in the Netherlands and distribution networks across Europe and Asia.“Authenticity of service has been driven through the business, and giving our customers the best possible experience is entrenched in our culture. This care is something which comes about by carefully choosing the right people to fit into our culture and team,” said Short.“Our team have an incredible depth and breadth of experience between them. We support customers in a very hands-on way, from kitchen concept through to factory production. This brand refresh re-emphasises these core beliefs.”Ulrick & Short is also raising £20,000 for The Trussell Trust, a charity targeted at ending hunger and poverty in the UK by providing emergency food and support to people in crisis.“The Trussell Trust is a fantastic charity and, unfortunately, the need for such charities is as high as ever. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank our team, customers and suppliers who have generously helped us raise money so far,” added Ulrick.To help the ingredients specialist reach its goal, consumers can donate to its JustGiving page.Ulrick & Short supplies bakery manufacturers with clean-label, gluten-free, non-GM and organic ingredients.last_img read more

A call for a kinder capitalism

first_imgKennedy called for legislation to give less rein to corporations and fewer tax breaks to the rich, and for Congress to “finally flex its muscles and actively dis-incentivize a ‘shareholder-first’ mentality.”“We must demand a system of fair taxation that demands significantly more from those on top,” he said.He also called for opportunity to be shared more widely. Only 15 percent of last year’s government contracts, he noted, went to female- and minority-owned businesses. “That is not opportunity-restricting. It is opportunity-hoarding,” he said.Lastly, Kennedy focused on climate change as an imminent threat.“This is an arrow aimed at all of us, especially those who are historically left behind. Look at ‘Cancer Alley’ [a stretch of industrial land in Louisiana], eastern Kentucky, and Puerto Rico, where people are more likely to live near toxic facilities and have less access to the health care they need. And they’re more likely to see their jobs decimated by our changing landscape. Climate change exemplifies a government that has refused to work toward a common goal. But this is also an opportunity to put capitalism into action, heeding the call for a Green New Deal.”The goal, Kennedy said, needs to be survival and a future of shared opportunity. “That is what our broken economy demands, and what our people deserve. At this moment in our history, we are reminded what happens if we choose another path. If we choose not to act, somebody else will.”Responding to an audience question, Kennedy emphasized that he is a capitalist rather than a socialist. “I believe our capitalist system has pulled more people out of poverty around the world than any system in humankind. But from the 1980s on, that has come at the expense of the American middle class.”The solution, he argued, is a broad shift of economic direction.“We live in a country that has made it difficult to be middle class, excruciating to be poor, and downright impossible to be ‘poor and’ — poor and black, poor and female, poor and gay, poor and sick. We do not stand a chance until we come together to neutralize the weapon on which [the administration] most depends: an economy that keeps most Americans hanging on by the skin of their teeth,” he said. “That is our work; that is our challenge; that is what we must do.”The John T. Dunlop Memorial Forum was hosted by the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School and co-sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Federal insurance has helped many, but system’s holes limit gains, Harvard analysts say Related The costs of inequality: Increasingly, it’s the rich and the rest Speaking at Harvard Law School, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D., Mass.) called Monday for a new national economic agenda based on “moral capitalism” that addresses the needs of embattled workers.In recent months, Kennedy has been pushing for a fresh economic sensibility. Speaking at the John T. Dunlop Forum on the topic of “Building a Moral Capitalism,” he argued that the recent federal government shutdown represented capitalism at its least moral.“It’s a particular honor to be here after the month we’ve had in Washington,” he told a full house at Wasserstein Hall on the Harvard Law School campus.“For 35 days, the president of the United States told 800,000 federal employees to make do without their paychecks,” said Kennedy, a 2009 graduate of the Law School. “Full-time workers lined up at soup kitchens; they begged for acts of mercy at their banks. Air traffic controllers put in 10-hour shifts and then went off and worked for Uber. Workers who served government meals are still not guaranteed one cent of the pay they missed.He added, “Beneath it all is an administration that sees the livelihood of ordinary Americans as a bargaining chip they are willing to trade away. For our president, it is another notch in the belt of how he has broken every populist promise he’s ever made.”Still, he said the current problems dated to before 2016, since “Decades of trickle-down has created a tsunami.” He cited some companies for routinely shortchanging workers.“While this happens, we subject the poor to endless tests of character for their next hot meal,” he said. “And we dehumanize immigrants with one hand while exploiting their cheap labor with another.” “We live in a country that has made it difficult to be middle class, excruciating to be poor, and downright impossible to be ‘poor and’ — poor and black, poor and female, poor and gay, poor and sick.” — Joe Kennedy III The costs of inequality: Money = quality health care = longer life Economic and political inequities are interlaced, analysts say, leaving many Americans poor and voicelesslast_img read more

Wagner: I would be happy if I had the opportunity to defend the Colors of B&H

first_imgWhen you say football club Siroki Brijeg, one of the first associations is Brazilian international player – Wagner Santos Lago. The best scorer in the history of Premier League and the football player who is delighting all lovers of domestic football for years and he is not planning to quit soon. Captain of football club Siroki Brijeg is not thinking about ending his career, and says that he will play as long as he can help his team on the field.“I’m not thinking about ending my career. As long as I feel good and I can help my club, I will continue to play football. As long as my health serves me, I am here,” says Wagner.Wagner is playing in B&H since 2003, and says that his desire was to play in the national team of B&H.“Of course, I would be very happy if this invitation came. It was my big desire. I would accept that call now, but I know it’s difficult because of my age. I would be happy if I had the opportunity to defend the colors of B&H and help the team,” said Wagner.This fantastic Brazilian says that he will stay to live in B&H after the end of his career.“My family and I are planning to stay to live in B&H. We find it beautiful here and the people accepted us very well. Not only in Siroki Brijeg, but in the entire of B&H. Of course I want to stay, I want to work in the club and bring more players from Brazil. I want to remain engaged in football, “said Wagner.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more