Fiddes Payne

first_imgFiddes Payne, the herb, spice and home bakery producer, has signed a character licensing agreement with Disney for Winnie the Pooh and the Disney Princess rights for home bake cakes.A new Winnie the Pooh product portfolio will consist initially of two Cup Cake Kits: the Winnie the Pooh medley pack and the Tigger Cup Cake Kit. Also available are six edible, hand-crafted Royal Icing character figurines for cake decoration.A Disney Princess range consists of two Cup Cake Kits: the Princess medley pack, featuring Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Belle and Ariel and the Little Mermaid, as well as the Snow White Cup Cake Kit. Also available are six edible, hand-crafted, Royal Icing Princess Character figurines for cake decoration.“We are delighted to be working with such an established and recognised brand as Disney,” said Chris White, MD of Fiddes Payne. “This licensing agreement enables us to use some of Disney’s favourite and most loved characters in our home baking range, ideal for celebrations and the occasional treat.”The new products launch in April.last_img read more

Durant among Brooklyn Nets players diagnosed with COVID-19

first_imgThe last team to play the Nets was the Western Conference-leading Los Angeles Lakers, who were stunned 104-102 by Brooklyn on March 10.”All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with team medical staff,” the Nets said.The four cases more than double the known number of cases of COVID-19 among NBA players.Utah Jazz defensive standout Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive — his illness triggering the NBA’s current closure.Teammate Donovan Mitchell and Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons have also tested positive for the virus.Woods was tested after reporting flu-like symptoms to the Pistons medical staff.Mitchell was tested after Gobert’s positive test, but had not experienced symptoms.”I don’t have any symptoms,” Mitchell said in an interview broadcast by ABC television on Monday. “I could walk down the street [and] if it wasn’t public knowledge that I was sick, you wouldn’t know it. I think that’s the scariest part about this virus.”You may seem fine, be fine. And you never know who you may be talking to, who they’re going home to.” Kevin Durant is reportedly among four Brooklyn Nets players who have tested positive for the new coronavirus and are in isolation.The injured Durant, who has yet to play for the Nets since signing for the club last year, confirmed to The Athletic website he had tested positive for the virus.”Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this,” Durant was quoted as saying. News that the two-time NBA Finals MVP was among those who had contracted the virus came soon after the Nets confirmed four players had tested positive for COVID-19.”Four Brooklyn Nets players have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus,” the team said in a statement. “Of the four, one player is exhibiting symptoms while three are asymptomatic.”All four players are presently isolated and under the care of team physicians.”The Nets said they were notifying known contacts of the players including those from teams who played against the Nets shortly before the NBA shut down its season indefinitely on March 12.center_img Topics :last_img read more

U.S. offshore rig count goes up

first_imgThe number of U.S. offshore rigs climbed up to 21 last week, according to weekly rig count reports released on Friday by Baker Hughes, a GE company. Baker Hughes Rig Count: U.S. +13 to 1,045 rigsU.S. Rig Count is up 13 rigs from last week to 1,045, with oil rigs up 10 to 844, gas rigs up 3 to 199, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 2.U.S. Rig Count is up 160 rigs from last year’s count of 885, with oil rigs up 132, gas rigs up 27, and miscellaneous rigs up 1 to 2.The U.S. Offshore Rig Count is up 2 rigs to 21 and unchanged year-over-year.Baker Hughes Rig Count: Canada -7 to 79 rigsCanada Rig Count is down 7 rigs from last week to 79, with oil rigs down 5 to 32 and gas rigs down 2 to 47.Canada Rig Count is down 1 rig from last year’s count of 80, with oil rigs up 3 and gas rigs down 4.last_img read more

Franco will teach film class at USC

first_imgThe USC School of Cinematic Arts announced Monday in an email to students that actor James Franco will teach a film production class for the spring semester.The class, which will be co-taught by Franco’s business partner Vince Jolivette, requires students to make a 10-minute film related to the course theme of “The Labyrinth,” according to the email. The films will be compiled into one longer film at the end of the course, with each short film serving as an exploration of “the unknown, the unexplained and the unimaginable.”Neale Hemrajani, a second year graduate student studying film production, plans to apply for one of the class’ eight spots. Hemrajani feels that having two prominent professors will give students a professional edge.“With James Franco’s name attached to it, you know it’s going to go somewhere, and it’s a great opportunity for any student to have their work seen,” he said.In addition to maintaining a high-profile acting career, Franco has attended several universities, including UCLA, Yale University and Columbia University. He previously taught a class at New York University about creating short films based on poetry.Franco’s next film, Oz: The Great and Powerful, is set to be released in March. Some students, like Quinn Mason, a junior majoring in critical studies, worry that Franco’s acting career will interfere with his obligations at USC.“I’m sure [the class] would be something interesting, but he’s everywhere,” Mason said. “I’m not sure he’ll have that much time to dedicate to the club and the students.”last_img read more