Happy wrapping

first_imgIn the last couple of years, wraps have really taken off, and you only need to look in the food sections of high street shops or garages to see how popular they’re proving with consumers as a convenient, tasty snack. From busy mums preparing school lunchboxes to late night kebab fans, following an evening in the pub, it seems the tortilla wrap is fast becoming the new sandwich.Recent independent research by TNS found that 68 million fajita wraps will be consumed in the UK over the next 12 months, and are most likely to be popular with 20- and 30-year-olds.A GUIDE TO WRAPPINGThere are two approaches for anyone in the baking industry looking to sell wraps: either go for the New York deli-style set-up, where customers decide what filling they want and the wraps are made up in front of them to order, or prepare them in advance, in the same way that supermarkets do.Discovery Foods has recently launched a guide for consumers on how to make wraps, and the most popular version, The Classic, is made as follows: cover a round wrap with, for example, houmous and roasted pepper or plum sauce and Hoisin duck; fold in from both sides, and then fold up from the bottom. Roll over from the bottom twice, to make a ’parcel’, press down to seal, cut in half with a sharp knife and serve.Another style that works well is The Commuter, named because it’s ideal for busy people on the go and, unlike a sandwich, the filling doesn’t end up in your lap. Simply place the filling on the wrap, and fold up once from the bottom. Then fold over the left and keep rolling until you have an upright ’cylinder’, which you can eat with one hand and ride the Tube with the other.EXOTIC INGREDIENTSCustomers expect wrap fillings to be anything but traditional, so something such as Cajun Chicken or Hoisin Duck offers a slightly more exotic ingredient, compared to the traditional British sandwich. In many ways it offers a food fusion where East meets West. Wraps are also great for sweet fillings, such as strawberries and cream during Wimbledon – a great a summer snack.Sandwich wraps have been with us in the UK for over a decade. In fact, it was Discovery founder and chairman James Beaton, who spotted them in San Francisco and first introduced them into the UK in the mid-’90s. To start with, even sandwich giant Marks & Spencer didn’t understand the concept, but within six months, Discovery Foods was selling half a million wraps a week.Reports of the death of the sandwich have been greatly exaggerated, and there will always be a place for it in the nation’s lunchboxes. But if Britain follows the rest of the world, wraps will continue to increase in popularity. nlast_img read more

NTT, Japanese telecom giant, planning $9.3 billion investment in green energy, transmission assets

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Nikkei Asian Review:NTT will enter the renewable energy market and invest more than 1 trillion yen ($9.3 billion) by 2030 to set up its own transmission network, Nikkei learned on Monday.NTT hopes to generate 7.5 million kW of electricity, which will be equivalent to 10% of renewable power capacity in Japan, by 2030. Japan had capacity of 61.35 million kW of renewable energy in 2019.NTT will sell directly to customers, rather than go through another power transmission network. This will be the first time for a company to enter the nationwide distribution network since the market was liberalized in 2016.Amid the global move toward greener energy, the entrance of NTT, which has a strong capital base, into the market could change the competitive dynamics.NTT Anode Energy will be leading and expanding the group’s power generation business. Most of company’s 7,300 telephone stations nationwide will be equipped with storage batteries. The company will also develop large solar and offshore wind facilities.More: NTT to enter Japan’s renewable energy sector with $9bn investment NTT, Japanese telecom giant, planning $9.3 billion investment in green energy, transmission assetslast_img read more

Tioga County pharmacist explains how coronavirus pandemic is impacting medication supply

first_img“They are allocating some supplies because if there is an outbreak in Broome or Tioga County where are we going to get this stuff?” he said. “That’s what we’re thinking about as a pharmacist,” While the pharmacy will remain open, Lalkaya said you may notice changes in the amount of medication you are able to get. This is due to restrictions put in place by manufacturers in response to increased demand as a result of the pandemic. Lalkaya said these limits are put in place to discourage hoarding and to ensure supply lines are ready for anything. “They are limiting the quantity to each pharmacy on the main things like antibiotics and things like that,” he said. Lalkaya also told 12 News that the UPS store attached to the pharmacy will also remain open throughout the pandemic as New York State considers shipping services to be essential. APALACHIN (WBNG) — Apalachin Pharmacy on Route 434 is determined to continue serving the public throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Lalkaya urges customers to think about the future and other customers in need of medication during this difficult time. “They’re not going to stop manufacturing so why do you have to hoard and stock a six month supply?” he said. “There is no need. Even with sanitizes and tissues, and medication you don’t need more than two months supply,” he said. “Even if the crisis comes here more we will still open through the drive through so that people don’t have to come inside,” said owner and pharmacist Jay Lalkaya. last_img read more

Dare to Launch E-Gaming Sports in Nigeria

first_img“We also plan to develop the Mambila Plateau area to turn it into a training ground for our long-distance runners who are mostly from the North. This is necessary and important considering that long-distance race is an individual, none contact sport that would likely resume soon as the impact of Covid-19 winds down,” stressed the sports minister.Dare further affirmed: “While these are few things we are doing at the Ministry level, we are also keen to learn how other new things can work better.”On youth development, he said more than 2million young entrepreneurs will benefit from training and entrepreneurship programmes to be funded through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN’s) Federal Government job acquisition initiative. He assured youths that the programme will be launched next week.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare  Mambila Plateau to be revived for long distance racesAs parts of efforts to key into the global benefits of E-Gaming Sports and make Nigerian sports more viable, Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare, has concluded plans to launch Nigeria into the E- Gaming Sports world.Speaking during a webinar on steps to reactivate the sports sector post covid-19 era, Dare said: “We are working on a plan that would produce for the first time an industry-based sports policy that will turn sports into business.“We are on the verge of launching E-Gaming Sports in Nigeria. It is the most suitable for the post Covid-19 era. Globally, it is a $138billion business.last_img read more