Krispy Kreme has announced it is to open its first dedicated production site in the UK, as it looks to increase its presence in the north of England.The 5,392sq ft site, at Heywood Distribution Park in Greater Manchester, will feature a manufacturing line and processing kitchen with the ability to produce 3,000 doughnuts an hour.Rob Hunt, chief financial officer said the opening of the new factory forms the next step in supporting Krispy Kreme’s expansion plans.“The Heywood Distribution unit will provide additional capacity to support new store openings in the north,” he said. It will employ up to 40 staff and is due to open in mid-March.Krispy Kreme’s ring doughnuts are currently made in regional factory shops, which are then delivered to smaller Krispy Kreme shops and Tesco stores in the local area. However, Hunt said the new factory would not be a replacement for its ‘hotlight’ factory stores in the north west, “it simply provides the additional capacity to widen our distribution reach in the north,” he explained.“We have no plans to open any more dedicated factory sites in the UK but we will continue to open our hotlight factory stores as the expansion of Krispy Kreme UK and demand for the brand continues,” said Hunt.Last year the firm announced plans to double its store numbers in the UK over the next five years. Krispy Kreme currently has 45 stores and 230 cabinets with retail partners including Tesco. The firm opened its first UK store in Harrods in 2003.>> Krispy Kreme reveals plans to double UK stores
By Bodie PennisiUniversity of GeorgiaIn the old days, hanging baskets contained only one type ofplant. But in recent years, mixed baskets have become popular.This “instant garden” look appeals to beginning gardeners andlongtime hobbyists alike.Some examples of trailing plants that are beautiful in hangingbaskets are petunias, million bells, geraniums, Bacopa, torenias,verbenas, portulacas, helichrysums, English ivy, German ivy,potato vines, scaevolas, Bidens, angel wing begonias and Vincavines.Best basketsPlastic hanging baskets are inexpensive. But you may want to usemoss and coco fiber to get that “organic” look. Plants in mossand coco baskets can dry out fast, though. You may need to wateroften, especially if the plants are large and in a drafty place.If you’re making your own moss or coco basket, insert a piece ofplastic with holes in it for drainage. This will allow water tostay longer in the container.To retain a natural effect while helping hold moisture, you canput black plastic liner inside the moss liner and poke holes init.Best ‘soil’Often called “potting soil,” the best potting mix doesn’t containany soil. Regular topsoil doesn’t have the qualities necessary tosupport good plant growth in containers, and it may containdiseases and weed seeds.A good potting or soilless mix is well-drained and aerated andholds moisture and nutrients well. Such mixes may contain peat,bark, perlite and vermiculite in various proportions.The pH of the mix — how acidic or alkaline it is — directlyaffects plants’ ability to take up nutrients. Make sure youchoose a mix in the 5.5 to 6.5 pH range.Best sitesWindy sites aren’t good for hanging baskets. The wind causes themto dry out fast and need frequent watering. This can stress yourplants and cause them to perform poorly.For places that get 4 to 12 hours of sun per day, select plantsfor full sun to partial shade. For those that get 2 to 4 hours ofearly or late sun per day, select plants for partial to fullshade.A ruleAll plants combined in one basket must have similar water,light and nutrition requirements.When you plant a hanging basket, fill the basket with potting mixto within a few inches of the rim. If your mix doesn’t containnutrients, mix in some slow-release fertilizer. Follow labelrates for the size container you’re using.If you’re mixing in a water-retaining agent, mix it with themedia before you plant.Best plantsSelect healthy, high-quality plants. Inspect the foliage andflowers for any signs of pests or diseases. Take the plant fromthe pot and examine the root system, which should be white andwell-developed. Avoid root-bound plants.To keep your hanging plants growing and flowering, you have tosupply plenty of water and nutrition all season.When plants are small, their water and nutrition needs are less.As the weather warms and plants grow, though, their water andnutrition requirements increase.Faithful careContainer-grown plants need fertilizing about once every otherweek. When using a liquid plant food, make sure the potting mixis moist. If it’s dry, the fertilizer salts could damage theplant roots.Regular deadheading (removing spent flowers) encourages newflowers to develop. Pruning and trimming stimulates new growth.Scout thoroughly and often for pests and diseases. Look closelyat the flowers and foliage for pests and damaged, deformed ordiscolored leaves or flowers. You may have to part the foliage toexamine the center of the plants closely.Don’t stress your plants by not properly watering or fertilizingthem. A stressed plant is more prone to diseases and pests.Planting healthy, high-quality plants is a good start, but tokeep them robust and beautiful, you have to provide the bestgrowing conditions.(Bodie Pennisi is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)
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Tyler Soppe led early on but Brayton Carter stormed into the lead on lap six and went on to the easy $1,000 win in the Friday Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod headliner. Soppe held on for second with Johnathon Logue third. Hobby Stocks – 1. Corey Madden; 2. Cox; 3. Jason Kohl; 4. Hemmingsen; 5. Bennett; 6. Hidlebaugh; 7. Ayers; 8. Chuck Madden Jr.; 9. Dixon; 10. Fusselman; 11. Jerry Richards; 12. Korbin Nourse; 13. Nick Foster; 14. Wahl; 15. Pahlka; 16. Leonard Loftus; 17. Coady. Bunch made his move on lap four and went on to the $400 Friday win over Jake Benischek and Fiebelkorn. Stock Cars – 1. Elijah Zevenbergen; 2. Damon Murty; 3. Brad Derry; 4. Jay Schmidt; 5. Keith Simmons; 6. Mike Albertsen; 7. Brandon Pruitt; 8. Buck Schafroth; 9. Devin Smith; 10. Dallon Murty; 11. Josh Daniels; 12. Marcus Fagan; 13. Corey Piffer; 14. Anthony Goldsberry; 15. Kellie Drury; 16. Bob Daniels; 17. Brian Blessington; 18. Chad LeGere; 19. Brock Badger; 20. Chris Pruitt; 21. Jeremy Getler; 22. Ben Walding; 23. Jeffrey Larson; 24. Robbie Merkle. Zevenbergen worked the bottom side of the track Saturday and on lap 19 it would pay off as he took over the top spot and drove off to weekend sweep. Jay Schmidt finished second with Dallon Murty third. Dennis and Braaksma ran up front before Rust raced ahead for the $1,500 checkers. Already on the All-Star ballot, he was chased across the stripe by Braaksma and Dennis third. By Josh Reynolds Curtis Miller didn’t make it easy for Bunch to repeat as they were door-to-door at the white flag in Saturday’s Mach-1 Sport Compact finale. Derry and Damon Murty put on quite a battle for second but it was all Zevenbergen out front in the Friday IMCA Sunoco Stock Car show. Todd Shute earned opening night IMCA Modified honors, along with $1,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth, at Stuart Speedway’s Fever Heat 100. (Photos by Jim Zimmerline) Sport Compacts – 1. Bunch; 2. Curtis Miller; 3. Fiebelkorn; 4. Lange; 5. Caine Mahlberg; 6. Richards; 7. Masterson; 8. Shawn Hein; 9. Ryan Brown; 10. Owen Richards; 11. Ashton Blain; 12. Tim Cude; 13. Kimmel; 14. Pinckney; 15. Austin Barnes; 16. Hurley; 17. Casen Keller; 18. Keaton Wenzel; 19. Mills; 20. Jeriray Croy; 21. Josh Modde; 22. Nathan Castellano; 23. Michael Love; 24. Benischek; 25. Zander Steiner. After a late caution erased his Saturday pass for the front, he was fastest in a two-lap shootout and crossed the stripe in front of Cox and Jason Kohl. He worked his way into the lead Friday on the 10th circuit and won ahead of Brandon Cox and Chuck Madden Jr. Sept. 20 Feature Results Miller made a run but it was Bunch at the line by about two feet for the $600 prize. Miller settled for second with Fiebelkorn third. Madden left town with a pair of $1,000 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checks. Zevenbergen earned $1,000 on opening night and $1,500 on night two. Cody Thompson grabbed the lead near midway and drove off to the $1,500 Saturday win. Tyler Inman finished second with Soppe third. Modifieds – 1. Todd Shute; 2. Jesse Dennis; 3. Ethan Braaksma; 4. Jeremy Mills; 5. Joel Rust; 6. Matthew Meinecke; 7. Josh Gilman; 8. Jimmy Gustin; 9. Nick Roberts; 10. Kenny Wyman Jr.; 11. Scott Simatovich; 12. Scott Bash; 13. Tony Hilgenberg; 14. David Brown. Shute used the top side of the track to lead all 25 laps and take the dominating win on Friday, putting his name on the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot with the $1,000 victory. Stock Cars – 1. Zevenbergen; 2. Schmidt; 3. Dallon Murty; 4. Mike Nichols; 5. Brandon Pruitt; 6. Schafroth; 7. Damon Murty; 8. Josh Daniels; 9. Bob Daniels; 10. Daniel Hilsabeck; 11. Todd VanEaton; 12. Matthew West; 13. Dusty Van Horn; 14. LeGere; 15. Piffer; 16. Bryan Snell; 17. Chris Pruitt; 18. Derry; 19. Calvin Lange; 20. Gettler; 21. Badger. Northern SportMods – 1. Brayton Carter; 2. Tyler Soppe; 3. Johnathon Logue; 4. Doug Smith; 5. Tyler Inman; 6. Jake Sachau; 7. Mitchell Morris; 8. Dusty Masolini; 9. Cam Reimers; 10. Cody Thompson; 11. Brandon Patava; 12. David Schwartz; 13. Dustin Lynch; 14. Ryan King; 15. Chris Burke; 16. David Johnson; 17. Colton Nelson; 18. Jeremy Van Ede; 19. Tommy Hensley; 20. Bryan Morris; 21. Brett Vanderheiden; 22. Blair Simmons; 23. Jeremiah Reed; 24. Robert Moore. Jesse Dennis finished second and Ethan Braaksma third. Modifieds – 1. Rust; 2. Braaksma; 3. Dennis; 4. Shute; 5. Mills; 6. Gilman; 7. Casey Skyberg; 8. Simatovich; 9. Garett Wilson; 10. Scott Bash; 11. Hilgenberg; 12. Austin Paul; 13. Ashley Schaaf; 14. Chris Snyder; 15. Roberts. STUART, Iowa (Sept. 20-21) – Todd Shute and Joel Rust were IMCA Modified winners while Elijah Zevenbergen, Corey Madden and Mitchell Bunch each swept Fever Heat 100 feature events at Stuart Speedway. Sport Compacts – 1. Mitchell Bunch; 2. Jake Benischek; 3. Tyler Fiebelkorn; 4. Logan Richards; 5. Curtis Masterson; 6. Jade Lange; 7. Terry Hurley; 8. Kristopher Pinckney; 9. David Kimmel; 10. Bruce Hower; 11. Trey Mills; 12. Bubba Brown. Northern SportMods – 1. Thompson; 2. Inman; 3. Soppe; 4. Cam Meyer; 5. Masolini; 6. Reimers; 7. Matt Webb; 8. Patava; 9. Lynch; 10. Mitchell Morris; 11. King; 12. Hensley; 13. Moore; 14. Matthew Munton; 15. Bryan Morris; 16. Simmons; 17. Reed; 18. Logue; 19. Colton Nelson; 20. Carter; 21. Zach Hovell; 22. Vanderheiden; 23. Garrett Nelson. Sept. 21 Feature Results Hobby Stocks – 1. Corey Madden; 2. Brandon Cox; 3. Chuck Madden Jr.; 4. Miciah Hidlebaugh; 5. Zach Hemmingsen; 6. Shane Butler; 7. Kevin Bruck; 8. Tanner Dixon; 9. Eric Knutson; 10. Shane Palmer; 11. Richard Pahlka Jr.; 12. Jason Fusselman; 13. Jamie Coady; 14. Rusty Gyles; 15. Solomon Bennett; 16. Matthew Wahl; 17. Adam Ayers.
Duro IkhazuagbePresident of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, revealed wednesday that Super Eaglesâ€™ World Cup 2018 qualification bonus of $2.8million (about N1.08billion) is almost ready for the players to collect.Speaking in Abuja wednesday, Pinnick who also doubles as CAF Executive Committee member, insisted he was not the kind of president of the federation who will shy away from speaking about money at the Glass House. â€œI am not one of the presidents of the federation that donâ€™t talk about money. We had a meeting with the team in November and we signed agreement with them that 30 per cent of the FIFA money which is $2.8million will be paid to them.â€œThe money we agreed with the players is almost 100 per cent already for them to collect whenever they come. We met a couple of state governments and even made presentation to FIFA in raising the money and I can assure you that the money is 100 per cent certain for them to collect,â€ the NFF chief stressed while fielding a question on the finances of the Glass House ahead of Russia 2018.Pinnick said that there was nothing to worry about concerning Eagles preparations for the World Cup in Russia.â€œWe are not facing any challenge, and I would like to thank the government of Nigeria for creating the enabling environment for us to strive,â€ he noted.â€œThe government has given us all the support and more importantly create that stability we always sought in football. The government has really done well by giving us financial support to reach our goal. I thank the Minister of Sports (Solomon Dalung) who has been a major supporter of our programme.â€He also revealed that he was in charge of Eagles preparation for the Mundial â€œI am totally in charge of the World Cup and I donâ€™t delegate functions that are crucial because the desire of every Nigerian is for Super Eagles to do well at the World Cup. I speak to the technical officials, especially the coaches everyday, and I am also in touch with the technical committee.On the goalkeeper problem facing the team following the leukaemia ailment that sidelined dependable Carl Ikeme, Pinnick revealed plans to dispatch goalkeeper trainers to all the national team keepers including Dele Alampasu, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi and the Spain-based goalkeeper Francis Uzoho for one-on-one training ahead of the World Cup.He described the planned friendly between Nigeria and England at the Wembley Stadium on June as a decent effort to size up Eagles before the World Cup kicks off. The last friendly for the team is planned for June 6 against Czech Republic.â€œThe tickets for Nigeria/England match is almost sold out and it will be a good game. The match would play at the Wembley on June 2, and from then we would go to play Czech Republic in Austria on June 6, before moving to Russia for World Cup,â€ Pinnick concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Five-times winner Roger Federer will go into next week’s US Open as the world number two after beating Novak Djokovic in the final of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati at the weekend.Monday’s new ATP rankings put the Swiss back in front of Britain’s Andy Murray, the player he defeated in the semi-finals in Cincinnati.It means Federer, 34, who last won the US pen in 2008, cannot meet world number one Djokovic until the final. Richard Gasquet of France went up one place to number 12, replacing American John Isner, but the biggest mover was Feliciano Lopez of Spain, up five places to number 18.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports