The evolving bakery market has led Zeelandia to take on two new technical recruits, Andrew Gaunt and Adam Davies.The recent appointment of David Amos as managing director, has already led to an increased focus on customer requirements, said the bakery ingredients manufacturer.Gaunt, who has 23 years’ experience in the craft sector has joined as test baker, and Davies will be Zeelandia’s new bakery technician, with nearly 15 years’ experience across the catering and craft bakery sector.David Amos, managing director, said: “The rate of change in the bakery market is accelerating, and plant and craft bakers are looking for well-informed technical expertise and advice and new ingredients – as well as ingredients that can be used for new products. Our new recruits, both of whom have extensive experience in quality management and product innovation will help us provide an even better service to these bakers.”
Oil firm Eco Atlantic has acquired the remaining 10% of the shares of Pan Africa Oil Namibia Ltd (“PAO Namibia”) from Amis Oil and Gas Ltd (“Amis”). Following completion of the acquisition, PAO Namibia will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Eco Atlantic.As a result of the acquisition, Eco will own 100% of the issued share capital of PAO Namibia and in turn an 80% Working Interest (previously 72%) in the Tamar License (PEL 050).The remaining 20% Working Interest in the Tamar License is divided equally between NAMCOR (the National Petroleum Corp. of Namibia) and Spectrum Geo Ltd.The Tamar License covers approximately 7,500 square kilometers offshore Namibia and is located in license areas 2211B and 2311A in the economic waters of Namibia and is directly adjacent to PEL 71 which is expected to be drilled by Chariot Oil and Gas Ltd and AziNam Ltd next month.Gil Holzman, President and CEO of Eco Atlantic said the transaction simplifies our corporate structure, bringing all of the company’s subsidiaries under Eco Atlantic’s sole and wholly owned ownership.“Following the Company’s acquisition of the minority interest in Eco (Atlantic) Guyana Inc. announced earlier this year, this transaction further simplifies our corporate structure, and aligns all stakeholders into the ultimate parent company thus enables us to better manage each of our subsidiaries and their respective held licenses in preparation for future potential developments and transactions,” Holzman said.
THE play-offs of the 2017 GCB/Jaguars One Day 50-Overs League, which were scheduled to be played today at the Albion Community Centre ground, have been suspended until further notice.This suspension is due to weather conditions that have made scheduling and playing matches very challenging.The preliminary rounds of 2017 GCB/Jaguars One Day 50-Overs League were conducted over two periods. The first period consisted of four rounds of matches which were played from November 21 to 27.The second round of matches was scheduled for December 19 to 23.The seven preliminary rounds saw the 2017 GCB/Jaguars 3-Day League Champions Essequibo emerge as the leaders on the points table, thereby securing an automatic place in the finals, while defending champions of the GCB/Jaguars One Day League, Lower Corentyne, placed second.As a consequence, Lower Corentyne are scheduled to play Georgetown who gained third position by virtue of having a better net run rate than West Demerara. Both Georgetown and West Demerara teams had ended the preliminary rounds with an equal number of wins and points.
The No. 1 USC men’s volleyball team will travel to No. 6 Long Beach State tonight in a rematch of the Trojans’ sweep over the 49ers earlier this season.The Trojans (9-1, 9-1) methodically swept Cal State Northridge on Wednesday, winning at the Matadome for the first time in nine matches. Against the Matadors, they hit .636 for the game, with senior opposite Murphy Troy, senior outside hitter Tri Bourne and junior outside hitter Tony Ciarelli all finishing with double-digit kills.Despite 16 errors at the service line, a defense intent on stopping the bread-and-butter middle attack and a flat atmosphere, the Trojans focused and executed.“I was really happy that we adapted,” said USC coach Bill Ferguson. “Since they took away the middle, we went outside and Murphy [Troy] and Tony [Ciarelli] really got better at the end of the match because of those opportunities.”Long Beach State (8-5, 7-3) boasts a considerably better record than Cal State Northridge, good for third in the conference.“They are going to be entirely better,” Ferguson said. “They had an off night last time. They also have a couple new guys that are stepping up.”Long Beach State outside hitter Brad Hemmerling recorded a career-high 16 kills in a sweep over Pepperdine on Wednesday. Prior to the Pepperdine match, he had only played in eight sets this season.The 49ers also feature one of the nation’s best middle blockers in Antwain Aguillard.“They have a big pair of middle blockers,” Troy said. “But we won’t need to do alter anything drastically.”Aguillard ranks third in the conference in blocks, one spot shy of Trojan senior middle blocker Austin Zahn.“He’s an offensive threat,” senior setter Riley McKibbin said. “But we’re not going to work around him or anything. We’ll stick to our game plan.”The Trojans have won the last five meetings against the 49ers.“The combination of the good volleyball and the good, knowledgeable crowd is really good for volleyball,” Ferguson said. “It’s gonna be a crankin’ place.”To add to an already raucous home atmosphere, Long Beach State will be honoring its 1991 championship team before Friday’s match. The Trojans happened to be the runners-up that year.“I feel like every team that plays us does this,” McKibbin said. “They always honor some team that beat USC like 20 years ago when they play us. All we’re focusing on is extending our streak and keeping our No. 1 spot.”First serve is at the Long Beach State Walter Pyramid at 7 p.m.