first_imgLondon-based business Paul Rhodes Bakery has purchased eight specially adapted Renault Master LoLoader vehicles from Devon-based manufacturer Trucksmith.The Greenwich bakery approached Trucksmith as part of plans to increase delivery capacity and rectify breakdown issues with its previous vans.“We wanted a box van the width of a Mercedes Sprinter for ease of driving and to minimise potential damage from London’s narrow and busy roads,” said Paul Rhodes, owner of the bakery. “We also wanted a vehicle that would take the strain away from our drivers, and the low loading height is perfect for what we’re doing.“We have also designed shelving and boxes that run on the floor to maximise load yet carefully handle the delicate products we produce,” he added. “The result is that we can get an extra 90 boxes in the LoLoader through its design, making deliveries more efficient – and the vans look great too.”Former Michelin-starred chef Paul Rhodes established the bakery business in 2003 and it is now one of London’s leading independent bakeries, supplying major hotels, restaurants, bars and delis throughout the capital, along with key events such as Wimbledon. It also has two shops in Greenwich and Notting Hill.In October 2016, British Baker interviewed Paul Rhodes during his bakery demonstration at Le Cordon Bleu in London.last_img read more

first_imgJohannesburg: Quinton de Kock on Tuesday was named South Africa’s new Twenty20 skipper for the three-match series against India in September, which will not feature former captain Faf Du Plessis in the squad.However, du Plessis will continue to lead South Africa in the three-Test series that follows the T20s, with Temba Bavuma named his vice-captain, Cricket South Africa announced.“I would like to stress that Faf du Plessis remains an important part of our plans for white-ball cricket,” said CSA Acting Director, Corrie van Zyl.Rassie van Der Dussen will play deputy to de Kock in the T20 squad.“The T20 Series gives us the last chance to have a look at our leadership and batting options as the next edition of the T20 World Cup is now little more than a year away which is why we have gone with an inexperienced leadership group. This is our last chance to do this before we settle on an established squad,” he added.Veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn, who recently retired from Test cricket, was overlooked from the T20 series by the CSA.Steyn expressed his surprise at not being picked. In a critic Twitter conversation with a local journalist, the 36-year-old informed that he had made himself available to the CSA.“I did… Obviously lost my number in the reshuffling of coaching staff. Apologies to Virat and a billion people for thinking they not,” Steyn tweeted.Meanwhile, both T20 and Test squads will feature three uncapped players.Pacer Anrich Nortje features in both the squads, batsman Bavuma, spin bowling all-rounder Bjorn Fortuin will feature in the T20 squad. Wicketkeeper Rudi Second and spin-bowling all-rounder Senuran Muthusamy were handed Test caps.“All three newcomers to the Test side have more than earned their spurs through impressive performances in last season’s Four-Day Franchise competition,” van Zyl said.“As far as the T20 squad is concerned, Temba Bavuma and Bjorn Fortuin were two of the standout players in the CSA T20 Challenge last season while Nortje was outstanding in the Mzansi Super League until ruled out by injury.”CSA also said Aiden Markram, Theunis de Bruyn and Lungi Ngidi were not considered for the T20s as they will be preparing for the Test series by playing in South Africa A’s four-day matches against India A.“We feel we have covered all the options for the conditions we are likely to encounter on the sub-continent with Muthusamy and Dane Piedt, who was far and away the leading wicket-taker in our Four-Day competition, providing the back-up to Keshav Maharaj.”South Africa will travel to India for a three-match T20 series starting from September 15. The two sides will then compete in a three-match Test series.Test match squad: Faf du Plessis (capt), Temba Bavuma (vice-capt), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second.T20I squad: Quinton de Kock (capt), Rassie van der Dussen (vice-capt), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_imgNORTHWOOD — Two Mason City women charged with embezzling money from a fast food restaurant in Worth County have pleaded not guilty.  The Worth County Sheriff’s Department says they took a call in mid-January from the director of operations for Burger King who wanted to report two employees who had embezzled about $15,000 from the Burger King restaurant inside the Diamond Jo Casino as well as at the Burger King located in the convenience store complex near the casino. The Sheriff’s Department says a deputy interviewed both suspects, with both allegedly admitting to taking an undisclosed amount of money over a time frame of several months. 54-year-old Kristine Morrow was charged with first-degree theft while 41-year-old Angelina Hamilton was charged with second-degree theft. Both were due in court for their arraignment hearings on Monday but each filed written pleas of not guilty last week. Morrow is scheduled to stand trial on April 29th, while Hamilton’s trial is scheduled to start on June 10th.last_img read more