Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Jan 2020 1:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.9kShares The striker’s loan at Leeds was cut short as Arsenal recalled him on New Year’s Day (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has not closed the door on Eddie Nketiah being involved with the Arsenal first team after the club decided to terminate his loan spell with Leeds United early.The young striker only started two Championship matches while on loan at Elland Road and played his last match for the club against West Brom on New Year’s Day in a 1-1 draw as he was recalled by his parent club.Arsenal were frustrated by Nketiah’s lack of starts for Leeds and will now weigh up whether to involve him with the first team or find a new loan club where he will be guaranteed more game time.Unfortunately my time @LUFC has come to an end. It’s been an amazing experience and a privilege to play for such an amazing club. I would like to say a big thank you to my teammates, the coaching staff and the manager for making my time here an enjoyable one. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/IgQNfkOWn5— Eddie Nketiah (@EddieNketiah9) January 1, 2020 Arteta picked up his first win in charge of Arsenal on New Year’s Day (Picture: AFP)‘They can play against any opponent in this league, be better than them and dominate them and compete against them – something that in my opinion for many weeks that haven’t been doing together.‘But as well for what we’re trying to create that’s not just worked, it’s actually happening and you can see it happening which generates more belief.’MORE: Eddie Nketiah sends class message to Leeds United fans after returning to ArsenalMORE: Mikel Arteta confirms Granit Xhaka will stay at Arsenal and gushes over midfielderMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Mikel Arteta reveals he will speak to Edu and Raul Sanllehi about Eddie Nketiah’s Arsenal future AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAfter Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Manchester United, Arteta confirmed he would speak to head of football Raul Sanllehi and technical director Edu about what happens next.Edu is in charge of managing the many players Arsenal have on loan, and the prospective clubs they could join, while Arteta will also speak to Nketiah in person on Thursday when he travels back down to London from Leeds.Asked about his plans for Nketiah following the loan recall, Arteta said: ‘I’m having a meeting tomorrow with Edu and Raul to go through all the loans and situations.‘I know he’s [Nketiah] coming tomorrow so I will speak to him and we will try to make the best decision for him.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal had been on a dreadful run of form at the Emirates, losing four in a row, but bounced back against United thanks to goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis.Arteta believes the result will give the side a huge lift, but they still have plenty of work ahead to keep on improving.‘In the end we are judged by results and that’s going to give them a massive lift in terms of confidence,’ he said. Advertisement
I’d like to reply to the comment by tutor Jim Bridge in the 16 May edition of BB, about the fact that we need to be looking at 13 to 14-year-olds. Alas, most school careers officers don’t have a clue about bakery as a career.I had a good relationship with two of the three local senior schools, especially the home economics teachers. Pupils designed and decorated cakes and I was invited along to judge them and award a small prize.Kids then came on a bakery visit and even for work experience. Some of the results would have graced a craft baker’s shop.Over a decade, the bakery employed 10 school-leavers, trained them in-house, and allowed them to attend Birmingham college to learn Cake Design & Decoration or Bread & Confectionery. One lad excelled and ended up winning a prize at the Cardiff Exhibition.However, in the late 1990s, home economics was taken off school curriculums. This did a lot of harm to the industry, and my own supply of school-leavers dried up, compounded by careers officers giving little or no information to youngsters looking to enter the bakery trade.Now, with childhood obesity, moves are afoot to reinstate home economics. Birmingham College runs a Saturday morning course, and goes out to schools. Their bakery students have moved into the 21st century.The National Association of Master Bakers has moved on, too. When Graham Nash was NA president, 1998-99, he went to Birmingham College to open the refurbished bakery department. Out of 50-60 people invitees, only one career advisor attended.If a meeting were arranged now, I don’t think many, or even any, careers advisors would attend. The ’in things’ at the moment are the leisure industry and IT. It is something this industry needs to put right.Eric Cran, past NA presidentHednesford, Staffs
South Korea has beaten off competition from 11 other international teams to be crowned winner of the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie, or The Bakery World Cup.The Koreans fielded a three-man team who had to compete for the prize across three categories: Baguette & Breads of the World, Viennoiserie, and Savoury Bakery and Artistic Creation. The three-man team produced Hallah bread from Israel, Kanelbulle (cinnamon buns), from Sweden and a stunning bread sculpture called Archery on a Running Horse.The event was held as part of the biennial Europain, the Paris bakery exhibition, and marked South Korea’s first podium placing in the competition. Taiwan came second, improving on its third placing of last time, while France, World Bakery Champion in 2008, came third.Christian Vabret, president of honour and founder of the contest, said: “I had announced that this 2016 edition would possibly be the very best, given the level of the contestants and creations. We saw some brilliant teams, well prepared, with the quality this entails, with men and women who understand the spirit of the contest, and results that are beyond exceptional.“The most difficult challenge was deciding among them, and the task of the jury was not easy. We wished for an outstanding contest, and that is what we got! Watching the teams at work was a sheer delight and the result was superb.”The next Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie will be held in 2020.Here is the event in pictures:The winning South Korean team of (left to right) of Chang-Min Lee, Jong-Ho Kim and Yong-Joo Park. The teams had to demonstrate core baking skills as well as artistic flare, as this selection from the French team shows. The Artistic Creation from Taiwan celebrated the country’s national sport of baseball.
Patisserie Valerie opened three new cafés last week in Southport, Dublin and Stevenage.The Dublin café, which opened to the public last Wednesday, is the chain’s second store in the Republic of Ireland and is found in the Debenhams on Henry Street.The Stevenage branch is also in a new Debenhams located at the Roaring Meg Retail Park.The Southport branch is a standalone store on Lord Street.Afternoon tea is on offer at all three new locations, along with a selection of gâteaux and patisserie as well as tea and coffee. A create-a-cake tool is also available and allows shoppers to create a bespoke cake for special occasions such as birthdays and weddings.The new stores are part of an expansion plan by Patisserie Valerie, which currently operates over 145 cafés throughout the UK and Ireland. All three locations have created approximately 20 jobs.“Following the success of our first store in Blanchardstown, Co Dublin, we are excited to be opening our second café in the Republic of Ireland. This is the next step in our expansion plan to open 20 new stores annually,” said Paul May, CEO of Patisserie Holdings.The new locations take the number of new Patisserie Valerie stores this month to five, after it opened up in Brighton and Winchester at the start of August.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Manorville man is one of two air traffic controllers at John F. Kennedy International Airport who have been accused of stealing more than $165,000 combined by overstating the hours they worked.Jeffrey Evagues, 54, and 38-year-old Asif Ali of Queens were scheduled to face the charges at Brooklyn federal court Thursday.“For three years, these air traffic controllers engaged in a high-flying scheme to redirect public funds into their own bank accounts,” said Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “Today they were grounded.”Prosecutors said the two Federal Aviation Administration workers modified computerized labor reports on more than 300 occasions between September 2011 and October 2014.As a result, they were paid as if they were controlling air traffic at JFK while they were actually on vacation, out sick, or had days off, authorities said.Investigators reviewed security camera footage that allegedly captured both men entering the room that contains the computer from which payroll changes occurred, minutes prior to the alleged modifications, prosecutors said.The case was referred to prosecutors by the U.S. Department of Transportation, office of Inspector General.