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Name: Lowri AllenAge: 21Job title: Account executive Company & location: Pudology, South WalesEducation: BSC management (specialising in marketing) at the University of Manchester Why did you decide to go for a career in food? I always wanted to work in a fast-paced and exciting industry. At university one of my courses was on retail marketing. I was surprised at how much hard work, extensive planning and implementation is involved in launching a product into a supermarket. I never imagined that six months later I’d have first-hand experience working alongside successful entrepreneurs. Pudology approached me and as soon as I met the people and saw the passion for what they do, I knew the food sector was for me.Explain your job to us in a sentence (or two): My role includes a bit of everything, which is ideal as I want to be exposed to all sides of business. I’ve been involved in marketing, manufacturing, new business development, and product development. Although it is extremely busy, I love it!What does a typical day look like for you? A lot of people say ‘no two days are the same’ but they really are not! One day I could be traveling to Newcastle or Leeds for meetings, the next I could be in the office making social media content and chatting to potential brand influencers, or analysing our sales reports from retailers. Pudology is a small business, but we accomplish so much in a week.Tell us about how you went about applying for your job. I began applying for jobs during my university exams. I had a few interviews, but I didn’t get that good feeling I was hoping to find. Then Gareth Hobbs, MD at Visionary Group, contacted me and said he and Pudology founder Lucy [Wager] were looking to hire someone to join the team. We had a very informal chat about what I was looking for, what my skills were etc, and then I received an email to come in for a meeting in the office. With that, I was asked to do a presentation to describe how I would execute taking a new food product to the market. The team really put me at ease. I had that great feeling and knew it was somewhere I would enjoy working and would totally love it. After that Gareth and Lucy rang me and offered me the job. I was over the moon, and that day I found out I got a first in my degree. A good day all round!“The tools we pick up at university and our second nature knowledge of social media are brilliant for organisations”What’s the best part about working for a food company? One great thing about working for Pudology is that there is always something happening, whether it’s a new trend or a new customer, especially in the free-from market – it’s growing so fast. But the best thing is the free puddings of course!And what’s the biggest misconception people have about working in food & drink? It is so varied, fast-paced and intense but I don’t think people realise this. I am still only learning about all the many different roles there are in the food and drink industry and the wealth of opportunity there is. I was shocked at how little I had heard or seen about it considering it is the UK’s largest manufacturing industry. My family have all commented how they never knew there was so much going on behind the scenes of food brands.What advice would you give to other young people looking to get into the industry? Be open to every opportunity you get. When you are young it is easy to feel intimidated because of your age or lack of experience but the tools we pick up at university and our second nature knowledge of social media are actually brilliant for organisations. As long as you work hard, gain experience and throw yourself into every situation, then eventually you will gain a lot more confidence.What’s your ultimate career dream? The way we work at Pudology is great. We all have amazing relationships with Lucy, which generates a contagious, positive energy. This creates a less stressful atmosphere and makes it a really enjoyable place to work. I would love to start and run my own business in this way one day.Interested in finding out more about food & drink careers? Check out The Grocer Jobs for the latest vacancies
After growing up in South L.A., Hernandez went off to college and thought she would never move back to her home city. But during the L.A. riots of 1992, she realized she needed to return to help change the issues she grew up with. Hernandez said the inequity is in many ways an effect of redlining, a discriminatory and racist practice in banking and real estate that kept minorities out of certain neighborhoods. Low-income communities of color most often suffer the burdens of hazardous sites leading to adverse health effects like asthma, two environmental community advocates said during the “Environmental (In)justice Forum” hosted by USC Kinetic Wednesday. The USC Kinetic presenters also discussed NIMBY-ism, an acronym for Not In My Backyard, which refers to people who oppose any development near their residence, but can tolerate it when placed somewhere else. This rationale can lead to potentially harmful land use projects being built in communities that lack the resources or influence to fight back, said USC Kinetic Vice President Keala Rusher, a senior majoring international relations global business. “One of the main things we want you to walk away with [tonight] is the different layers of oppression that exist on a daily basis,” Hernandez said. “Environmental justice came from black and brown communities who saw [that] there’s a reason why they are living next to toxic sites and there’s a reason others aren’t.” Garcia added that small-scale community organizing and activism is vital in these cases in order to produce real change. PSR-LA created an interactive map that can tell members of South and Southeast L.A. if they live within 500 feet of a hazardous site. Editor’s Note: This article has been updated for clarification. “There is something to be said when the Woolsey fire victims … can raise a million dollars in one night, [but] we can barely raise $1 million among ourselves in one year,” Hernandez said. “This is what systemic racism and classism looks like.” Manufacturing plants that released toxic chemicals into the environment were often built in these majority minority neighborhoods, Hernandez said. After living in one of these neighborhoods growing up, she said her son developed asthma. Nearly 30 people attended the event, which focused on the intersections between pollution and discrimination. Speakers included Hugo Garcia, campaign coordinator of “People Not Pozos” (people not oil wells), and Lizette Hernandez, the current director of health and environment programs at Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles. “It’s going to take just going out and hardcore organizing in your community,” he said. “Somebody’s gotta knock on doors.” Katherine Yang, a freshman majoring in media arts and practice, said environmental justice remains important not only in the context of global issues like climate change, but also in smaller scale issues, where the intersectional elements of disadvantage are more clearly seen. Lizette Hernandez (left), director of health and environment programs at Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles, and Hugo Garcia (right), campaign coordinator of “People Not Pozos,” talked about the damage of environmental racism on low-income communities of color. (Lillian Zeng/Daily Trojan) Garcia previously helped on a 15-year campaign to stop the 710 freeway extension and tunnel. If the campaign had not been successful, the project would have negatively impacted the South Pasadena communities that Caltrans planned to build the freeway through, Garcia said. “I had a commitment to my community, and I was going to come back to share the skills and address the challenges,” Hernandez said.
England’s hopes of retaining the title in the Costa Ballena International Quadrangular Tournament were dashed today by Spain.The hosts struck early in the title decider, winning all three morning foursomes, to get one hand on the trophy.England fought hard in the singles, winning the first three games. But when the remainder of the afternoon matches went Spain’s way they were beaten overall 6-3. The Spanish victory gave the hosts their eighth win in 14 editions of the tournament.England A squad coach Paul Ashwell commented: “The morning matches ultimately cost us the match.”Earlier in the three-day series, England had halved with Finland and beaten Germany 5-4. Spain had had similar fortunes, halving with Germany and beating Finland 5-4 to set up today’s ‘winner-takes-all’ clash. Germany and Finland halved the other match on the final day, meaning England finished the tournament as runners-up.England’s top scorer was Lancashire’s Sean Towndrow (Southport & Ainsdale) who took 4.5 points from his six games.The other members of the England team, all members of the A Squad, were Jamie Bower (Meltham, Yorkshire), Robert Burlison (Oxley Park, Staffordshire), Scott Gregory (Corhampton, Hampshire), Bobby Keeble (Crowlands Heath, Essex) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire.England’s victory in last year’s tournament was the team’s first since 2006. 23 Jan 2015 England’s title hopes dashed by Spain
By Jenna O’Donnell |OCEANPORT – April showers may cause flooding, especially in Oceanport. But officials hope some key updates will help stem the tides that seep into borough roads.During the April 6 workshop meeting, Mayor John “Jay” Coffey noted that flooding is a problem the borough needs to deal with. Torrential rains the day of the meeting had inundated streets across the borough, and concerned residents flooded the email inboxes of Coffey and some councilmembers with photos showing the scope of the problem.“It’s different now than it was several years ago,” Coffey said, noting that the flooding was getting worse and happening more often. “Flooding across all of Oceanport is a problem. This is what we’re facing as a town. There’s a way to ameliorate some of the problems, but it costs money.”While introducing a 2017 municipal budget proposing a small tax increase for borough residents, the Oceanport mayor and council outlined long-term plans to address the flooding that plagues the borough. Part of that strategy involves the installation of check valves to prevent river water from flooding into roads through the sewers and drains during storm surges or high tides. Those would be installed in 36 storm drain outfalls across the borough, an expensive but necessary update that the borough hopes to fund with bonds and grants in the long term.Check valves will not eliminate flooding completely, but Coffey says they will go a long way toward reducing much of the street flooding that has happened with more frequency each year.“We have 14 or 15 blocks in our town that have flooding issues,” Coffey told The Two River Times. “What used to be in connection with severe weather events is now becoming more commonplace during minor weather events and high tides.”As another approach, Coffey said Oceanport plans to purchase Jet-Vac trucks capable of clearing debris from drains and pipes. That equipment, and the cost of purchasing it, will be shared with Shrewsbury.Flooding has become a pervasive problem for Oceanport, Coffey said, and it is no longer one the borough can put off or ignore. Instead, infrastructure updates like check valves must be planned and budgeted for.“I’ve watched how kicking the can down the road can cause some serious problems,” he said. “People don’t see these check valves or notice when it’s not flooding. But ultimately I think people will want this. It is something that has to be done.”Check valves are part of Oceanport’s three-year plan and its 2017 budget, which calls for a small increase over last year, where an average home assessed at $448,522 would see an increase of $93.67. A public hearing for the 2017 municipal budget and tax resolution is scheduled for May 18.This article was first published in the April 13-20, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.