Rail Gourmet buys ERC

first_imgON JUNE 29 the SAirRelations division of SAirGroup (formerly Swissair Group) signed a purchase agreement with the management of British-based European Rail Catering. The new acquisition will be integrated with Rail Gourmet, thereby more than doubling its revenue and increasing its European market share from 6 to 11%, according to parent SAirRelations. Formerly known as OBS Services (RG 4.97 p220), ERC has an annual turnover in excess of £40m from direct catering on 350 services a day, and the supply of food and drink to another 1000 from 36 station-based service centres throughout Britain. Rail Gourmet Chief Executive Officer Edy Fischer saw the acquisition as creating ’a powerful partnership’ of his company’s ’high-quality production and supply capabilities’ with ERC’s ’expertise and flair’ in cultivating the rail catering market. Following the acquisition of Restobel/ Restorail in March, Rail Gourmet expects revenue to grow to over SFr100m this year from the SFr33m recorded in 1996. olast_img read more

Bengals Coach Gets Redskins Job

first_imgJay Gruden.Oh, how things change in a week.Former Bengals OC Jay Gruden was finalizing an offensive strategy against the San Diego Chargers last Friday.  He is now in the market for a home in or around our nations capital.Gruden was introduced as the head coach of the Washington Redskins on Thursday.He’s tabbed to replace Mike Shanahan, who was fired a day after the season ended. Gruden becomes the sixth head coach hired by scrutinized Redskins owner Dan Snyder.For Gruden, the scenery is different and so is the quarterback situation. Fans wear Andy Dalton #14 jerseys throughout Southeastern Indiana.People talk about RG3 everywhere.Sometimes, Kirk Cousins too.Sources say Gruden received a five year deal with the Redskins. He is the younger brother of former NFL coach and ESPN analyst John Gruden.The Bengals named running backs coach Hue Jackson as offensive coordinator Thursday. Head Coach Marvin Lewis said in a press release, “Hue’s expertise in all aspects of football and coaching is very wide.”More changes could be on the horizon for the Bengals. Keep it tuned to WRBI for Bengals news.last_img read more

Leeds eager to buy Chelsea midfielder Gallagher

first_img Loading… Promoted Content8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeJapanese Inventions That Make You Wish You Lived In Japan6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows Better14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World Leeds United are eager to buy Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher. According to The Daily Mail, the 20-year-old is due to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge before being allowed out on loan with a number of clubs pushing for his signature. West Brom and Aston Villa have already pushed their claims to take the England U21 international for the season but Leeds have such faith Gallagher will fit into Marcelo Bielsa’s style they are willing to buy him read also:Souness: Leeds were incredible against LiverpoolAdvertisement Leeds recruitment has stalled recently amid rival interest in their targets, notably Udinese’s Rodrigo de Paul and defender Josko Gvardiol from Dinamo Zagreb, whom Leeds agreed a £19m fee for. They have explored alternatives with Liverpool’s Harry Wilson, PSG’s Julian Draxler and Barcelona’s Rafinha among them. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

IU Basketball

first_imgI was looking through some sports college info and found this information on IU.  Evidently, both Devonte Green and Romeo Langford are going to explore the NBA draft.  It did not say whether they had hired agents or whether they were just exploring the possibilities.  Green might be ready, but I don’t think Langford is anywhere close to NBA level yet.Coach Archie Miller will be looking to his new recruiting class to bring the Hoosiers back to the level their fans expect them to be.  They fell short this past year when they did not make the NCAA tournament.  Miller has 2 recruits already signed.  They are Armaan Franklin, a 6’4″ guard from Cathedral in Indianapolis and Trayce Jackson-Davis, a 6’9″ forward from Center Grove.  It is good to see that IU and Purdue are both going after Hoosier basketball recruits.They are hoping to sign 2 other highly touted recruits in 6’4″ Harlond Beverly from Florida, and Trendon Watford from Alabama.  Trendon’s brother, Christian, was a standout at IU.  If the Hoosiers can land these 2 and not lose Green and/or Langford, they should be much stronger next year.last_img read more

Hollywood man drugged and robbed of Rolex watch

first_imgHollywood Police say a woman drugged and robbed a 28-year-old man outside of a Hollywood home on Friday January 27th.The unidentified man says he met the suspect at a party in a Miami Beach nightclub. The victim said they ended up at a friend’s house after a night of bar hopping.According to police, the woman had her eye on the gold Rolex the victim wore that night, which costed approximately $36,000.The victim told investigators he may have been drugged because he woke up to find his Tesla keys missingOfficials obtained surveillance footage showing the woman leave the friend’s house to unlock the victim’s car, and a man appeared to open the Tesla and take the Rolex .Police say the two may have been working together.Investigators need help identifying the suspect. Police say she is about 5 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing 120 pounds and has dark brown or black hair.If you have any information regarding this theft and recognize the subject, call Hollywood Police or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.last_img read more

Captains run at the Aviva today

first_imgIreland will have their captain’s run at the Aviva later, ahead of tomorrow’s renewal of acquaintances with the All BlacksJoe Schmidt is plotting back-to-back victories over the world champions, and has shored up his back row with the experience of Sean O’Brien.last_img

Mixed fortunes for City and United

first_imgManchester City moved within a point of second-place with a 4-0 victory at West Ham. City still trail leaders Chelsea by 10-points. Peter Crouch netted his one-hundredth Premier League goal as Stoke drew 1-apiece with Everton. United lost further ground on the top four after being held to a goalless draw at home to struggling Hull.They’re four points off the Champions League places after that stalemate. United boss Jose Mourinho says he can understand why their relegation-threatened opponents adopted a defensive approach in the game.last_img

Star Lager Thrills Fans at Man City Trophy Tour to Lagos

first_imgWhile admitting that Nigeria has produced many great football star, Micah singled out former Super Eagles Captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha as his best of the lot.“I saw Jay Jay Okocha dazzle with the ball when I was just coming out of Manchester City Academy. I did not have the best opportunity to play against him.“I also have a lot of respect for John Mikel Obi who did a great job with FC Chelsea as defensive midfield player. It was difficult to get the ball off him just as he can cover a lot of space in the middle,” recalled Micah..He was also full of praises for Alex Iwobi as well, He regarded him as one of the brightest future of Nigerian football.“I saw him score a great goal for his new club, Everton FC against Wolves some hours ago (Sunday) and I expect him to have a good season with the Toffees,” he remarked.At the event which held at the Heineken House in Ikoyi, fans got the chance to see all the six silverwares Manchester City won during the 2018/2019 season. Most of the fans were rewarded with Manchester City and Star memorabilia.During the event, the Head of Partnership Marketing (EMEA) at City Football Group, Tom Boyle, showered encomiums on Star Lager as he reckoned that the partnership with the premium brand has buoyed well and led to an astronomical increase in City’s fan base in Nigeria.“ Our partnership with Star Lager and the others have really helped us grow the Manchester City brand in Nigeria and I am particularly thrilled to be here alongside one of our club’s legends, Micah Richards to celebrate the success that the club has had over the 12 months, an unprecedented success, winning six trophies across the men and women’s team,” he stressed.Also speaking on the strategic partnership with Manchester City, the Marketing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Emmanuel Oriakhi, said the brewery company was more than pleased to be part of the success story of the English champions.Mr. Oriahki assured the club that Star will continue to engage in partnerships that would be inspiring and worthwhile for its loyal consumers.Star Lager, in 2016 reached an agreement with top clubs in the European leagues with the aim to give Nigerian passionate fans the opportunity to get closer to their favourite teams.Aside the English champions, other clubs on the partnership of Star Lager include; PSG, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Arsenal, Juventus and FC Chelsea.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram English champions Manchester City rounded up their trophy tour of the country on Sunday with the unprecedented silverwares the Cityzens acquired last season across all competitions.The City tour, courtesy of Premium Lager beer, Star, brought together several passionate football fans of the English champions to Lagos and were treated to an exclusive Meet and Greet the Star session. It was also an opportunity for photo session with the trophies won by the club last season.Former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards, who was part of the memorable squad that won the league on the final day of the 2012 season, was happy to be with the Nigerian fans.last_img read more

Rank to begin phased reopening of Mecca venues on 4 July

first_img Rank Group has announced that it will begin the ‘phased reopening’ of its Mecca Bingo venues operating across England from 4 July. In accordance with the government’s public safety measures, 36 Mecca venues will reopen on 4 July across England, as Rank re-establishes its retail footprint having been forced to close all gambling venues from mid-March as the UK entered national lockdown. Rank ensured that all Mecca premises have been ‘covid proofed’ ahead of reopening, with all staff undertaking rigorous training to ensure public safety, venue sanitary standards and the upkeep of social distancing rules. Facilitating Mecca’s reopening, Rank detailed that it will push customers towards using contactless payment methods and venue apps for placing food orders.Jonathon Swaine, Managing Director of Retail at Mecca Bingo, said: “We want to reassure the Mecca Bingo community that we are working together to take every precaution necessary to create a safe environment in which to play the nation’s favourite game. “We’re also investing in new entertainment formats in our clubs, to give everyone even better experiences. We are excited to reopen our doors, welcome back our communities and hear ‘House’ called once again.” Further to its statement, Rank management explained that it is awaiting further guidance from Welsh and Scottish governments to allow the company to reopen all 86 of its UK Mecca Bingo properties.Last week, Boris Johnson announced the government’s easing of lockdown rules on leisure businesses (pubs, restaurants, hotels, cinemas and hairdressers) – in which casinos featured on its excluded list of businesses pending further government approval. The government’s decision to maintain casinos under lockdown orders has been criticised by Rank CEO John O’Reilly, who issued a public statement demanding that the government clarifies its judgement.In his statement,  O’Reilly underlined that Rank’s commitment to maintaining its entire workforce had been undermined by the government ‘maintaining casinos in the sidelines’. StumbleUpon Share Share BGC: Government must ‘act fast’ and extend furlough scheme August 11, 2020 John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Related Articles Winning Post: Political flip-floppery leads to uncertainty for casinos August 3, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Ligue 1 & 2: France’s top two divisions will not resume this season

first_img Source: BBC The Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons will not resume after France banned all sporting events, including behind closed doors, until September.Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the 2019-20 sporting season is over as he announced plans to ease France’s coronavirus lockdown on 11 May.French football’s governing body had hoped to resume the season on 17 June and finish the campaign on 25 July.Football was suspended indefinitely in France on 13 March.It is not yet known whether Ligue de Football Professional (LFP) will choose to abandon the season with no promotion or relegation and no champions or base the outcome of the campaign on current standings.Defending champions Paris St-Germain are 12 points clear of Marseille at the top of Ligue 1, with 10 rounds of matches and one outstanding fixture left to play.Toulouse are bottom of the table, 17 points from safety, and 10 points behind Amiens. Nimes are 18th and in the relegation play-off spot, three points behind St Etienne in 17th.The top five sides in Ligue 2 are separated by just four points, with Lorient and Lens currently occupying the automatic promotion spots.The LFP had previously met on 10 April and voted to resume the Ligue 1 season.However, Philippe said:“The 2019-20 season of professional sports, including football, will not be able to resume.“It will be possible, on sunny days, to practice an individual sporting activity outdoors, obviously respecting the rules of social distancing.“It will not be possible, neither to practice sport in covered places, nor team or contact sports.”European leagues have until 25 May to tell European football’s governing body Uefa whether they want to complete or cancel their seasons.The Dutch top flight was abandoned on Friday with no promotion or relegation and no champions, while on Monday Belgian clubs postponed a vote on confirming the cancellation of their top flight until next week.The head of the Dutch FA told BBC Sport he thinks it is “very doubtful” the Premier League will be able to complete the 2019-20 campaign.Uefa has said it will use on-field performance to determine which clubs make up next season’s European club competitions.If league seasons cannot be finished, it said national associations would need to select clubs to qualify for Europe.last_img read more