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All-butter croissants added to St Pierre pastry line-up

first_imgSt Pierre Groupe has launched new all-butter croissants to tap the indulgent breakfast trend.The flaky All Butter Croissants had a sweet and buttery taste and offered consumers an indulgent breakfast, said the firm. Made in France, the croissants are sold in a pack of four with an rsp of £1.99.They are available now in grocery, wholesale and independent retailers.The long shelf life of the product would help consumers and retailers reduce food waste, added the business.“Our new All Butter Croissants are a great addition to our popular St Pierre croissant range. With indulgent treats and morning goods currently driving bakery category growth, we are confident that this new launch will be a hit with consumers seeking out indulgent breakfast products,” said Paul Baker, founder of St Pierre Groupe.St Pierre is currently growing 21% in value sales year-on-year, according to Nielsen.last_img read more

This minor league brawl led to felony charges, remains one of baseball’s craziest fights

first_imgThe incident marked one of YouTube’s earliest viral moments, with an array of low-definition postings receiving millions of combined views. It received national attention and appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter later that week.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNCastillo never pitched another inning in the U.S. and returned to the Dominican Republic when his work visa was revoked. He was 20 at the time and did not know how to read or write, according to the Dayton Daily News.Castillo said he intended his throw to keep the Dayton bench from charging the field, though it had the opposite effect.“I threw the ball in front of the dugout, because I was nervous and I was frightened,” Castillo told the News through an interpreter. “I didn’t throw it to hit anyone.” In all, 15 players were ejected from the ensuing fracas. Almost everyone was asked to return to the field, however, so each team could finish the game. Two notable future MLB players were among those initially dismissed: Devin Mesoraco and Brandon Guyer.Additionally, current Angels infielder Zack Cosart, then with Dayton, was hit by a pitch in the first inning and left due to injury. His beaning is what escalated tension in the first frame. A hard slide a couple of plays later — and a baseball flying toward the dugout — put emotions over the top.As for the broken leg? It came between Cosart’s hit-by-pitch and the brawl when Peoria teammates collided trying to cover second base, sending infielder Gian Guzman off on a stretcher. Guzman would never play in the field again. He spent one season as a pitcher before finishing his U.S. professional career at 20 years old. The broken leg was not what resulted in the felony assault charge. It was not the multiple cranium-seeking pitches, either.On June 24, 2008, Class-A Peoria pitcher Julio Castillo’s errant, mid-brawl hurl of a baseball toward the Dayton dugout, which struck a fan in the crowd, prompted law enforcement to make a postgame arrest. Castillo wound up being convicted of felonious assault causing serious physical injury and sentenced to 30 days in jail after the fan was diagnosed with a concussion.last_img read more

Chinese Super League clubs ‘would love’ Roy Hodgson as manager

first_imgRoy Hodgson has already been given a pathway back into management, with the company behind the Chinese Super League’s financial boom insisting the ex-England boss would be welcomed in China.The 68-year-old quit his role as Three Lions boss on Monday following their shock Euro 2016 exit at the hands of minnows Iceland.There were few who expected, and wanted, the former Liverpool and Fulham manager to carry on after four years without major progress.But Eric Gao, the chief executive of iRENA, a company which represents 12 Super League clubs, insists many of them ‘would love’ to have Hodgson in charge.“Lots of clubs want a world-class football manager,” he told Press Association Sport when asked if Hodgson would be a coach who could be an attractive proposition for Chinese clubs.“I heard a lot of managers are not for sale here [in England] right now. I think there are many chances [for Hodgson], they [Chinese clubs] would love to sign him.”The Chinese Super League has emerged as one of the world’s richest in recent years, with the likes of Alex Teixeira, Jackson Martinez and Ramires all moving from European sides, with Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk also reportedly set to join Shanghai SIPG.Sven-Goran Eriksson is the manager there, while ex-Brazil and Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is also charge of Guangzhou Evergrande.And Gao reckons there is also room for Hodgson in the league.“Yes. He has the kind of profile that will fit a Chinese Super League club,” Gao added.“I know a number of clubs who are wanting international investors to be their shareholders as well, something will happen very soon.“They want to change the DNA of football, they want to get worldwide investment, bring the brand, the coach, the football manager and players systematically, not one by one but group by group.” Roy Hodgson quit the England job after their disastrous Euro 2016 exit 1last_img read more