Family-owned Talerddig Bakery, founded in 1925, is selling its business, equipment, freehold and fleet of vehicles.The bakery, based in Llanbrynmair in Wales, is being sold as a business with its freehold site, equipment and delivery vehicles for £225,000.It supplies bread to shops, retailers, hotels, cafés and directly to consumers through three shops in Powys and Ceredigion.Estate agents and property surveyors, Morris, Marshall and Poole, are acting as agents for owner Steve Jones.“Talerddig Bakery is a well-known business in Wales,” said Kathryn Evans, chartered surveyor at Morris, Marshall and Poole. “Anyone driving along the main A470 will see the bakery at the side of the road in Talerddig or will have seen its bread, cakes and other products in shops, cafés or homes throughout the area.”The business was set up by Tom and Margaret Lewis at the current site in 1925. It was then taken over and expanded into a new bakehouse, which opened in 1979.It was then passed down to the Thomas family, who had their own baking heritage from nearby Machynlleth. They sold the business to Steve Jones in 2013.“The business has so much more potential and we have expanded and grown it to the point where someone new coming in can take it forward again as it heads towards its 100th anniversary,” said Jones.The business currently employs 20 full- and part-time staff, which includes bakers, shop assistants and delivery drivers.
It’s always a dream come true when an artist is able to find some unique corner of the sonic realm and make it their own. That’s what Robert Randolph has accomplished in his years of playing, becoming the pedal steel guitarist today. His performance style is so dynamic and energetic that fans immediately connect and appreciate the work he’s doing.It seems guitar makers Peavey recognized Randolph’s extraordinary talent for playing slide guitar, as they introduced a new PowerSlide guitar called the Robert Randolph Signature PowerSlide. The guitar itself is a hybrid between traditional guitars and pedal steel, reminiscent of a dobro in style.“I’ve been wanting something with more versatility, mobility and comfort—something I could really get into while performing live,” says Randolph in a Guitar World piece about the new instrument. “With four different pickup sounds and more sustain than any other lap steel ever made, the Peavey PowerSlide gives me everything I want.”For more technical details about the new guitar, head to the Guitar World feature. Congrats to Robert Randolph on his new signature series!
Esports Arena Las Vegas, located in the Luxor Hotel & Casino, has announced HyperX as its official peripheral partner for Allied Esports’ flagship property. According to Simon Temperley, CMO of Allied Esports: “Our vision for Esports Arena Las Vegas was to create the ultimate interactive entertainment experience for casual and competitive gamers; providing HyperX peripherals to our customers and competitors will ensure we are offering an elite gaming experience that delivers superior performance to all in the arena.”Players in the stadium will be equipped with the HyperX™ Cloud Revolver headset, HyperX™ Cloud Alloy keyboard, the HyperX™ Pulsefire gaming mouse, and HyperX™ mouse pads for use in competition. HyperX gear will also be on sale on-site at the arena’s merchandise store.“HyperX is proud to partner with Esports Arena at Luxor to bring a new premium and authentic gaming experience to Las Vegas,” said Annie L. Gerard, HyperX Strategic Marketing Manager. “Gamers and competitors will be experiencing the best in class comfort, quality and competitive advantage with the award-winning HyperX gaming gear.”Esports Arena is the first dedicated esports venue on the Las Vegas Strip, with a multi-floor facility and modular design. The venue features LED video walls, telescopic seating, and an on-site video production facility for publisher use. The facility has also been keen to promote its partnership with Spanish-American chef José Andrés. Rather notably, Andrés was listed by TIME magazine as one of the world’s most influential people in 2012, and he has won a host of culinary awards and been named in GQ’s Men of the Year in the past.Esports Arena is making moves elsewhere too, and recently opened Esports Arena Oakland in the Bay Area. Esports Insider says: A peripheral partner can help significantly in terms of cost for dedicated esports venues, a relatively new and untested venture. Naturally the Esports Arena is well backed financially with its prime spot on the Strip in Vegas, but getting the right partners in is vital if the project is to see success in the long term. Moreover, if the partnership proves to beneficial for HyperX, more of these relationships should be expected in the future.
These NCAA requirements do not serve the interest of student-athletes because they needlessly exclude agents who could be best positioned to provide the information such players are seeking when they enter the pre-draft process. That should be all that matters: young people getting the best advice possible.That might come from an agent with a Bachelor of Science in economics from Wharton and a Harvard law degree. Or it might come from Rich Paul, who has neither.We are approaching the second anniversary of the Rice Commission’s formation, and we are still waiting for something worthwhile to come from such a celebrated production. There isn’t much about the work of the Rice Commission that rises above the level of farce, though not in a comedic brand similar to “Noises Off” or “Fawlty Towers.” Most of what has happened in college basketball since Condoleezza Rice was put in charge of pretending to fix it has been predictably sad.The Rice Commission comprised people with limited exposure to how college basketball has operated this century, and a near complete lack of interest in learning about it. So it should be no surprise its recommendations related to the game are failing. One of the areas of college basketball the Rice group chose to address was agency representation of current and prospective college players. The ideas presented, however, were flawed from the jump.MORE: Rice Commission report no recipe for successful changeYes, players could make agreements with agents if they wished. (Great! They’re doing it anyway, so let’s make it legal). No, they couldn’t continue those arrangements as active college players — only while involved in the NBA’s pre-draft process. (Dang! That means all the under-the-table stuff will continue, and still will be under the table). And all agents wishing to participate with this representation would have to be certified not by the NBA Players Association, whose purview always has included that task, but by the NCAA itself.On Tuesday, the collection of requirements for said certification — quickly dubbed the “Rich Paul Rule” on social media — were revealed after being sent in a memo to various agencies. Among the standards an NCAA-certifiable agent must meet: three years of continuous certification by the NBPA, completing an exam at the NCAA headquarters that will be administered in November and a bachelor’s degree.Of course this rule is a mess; what difference would a degree in botany make for an agent?But the idea it was aimed at one particular agent because he’d been involved with multiple professional prospects who chose not to enter NCAA basketball? Why, that actually is hilarious.LeBron James, No. 1 client of the agent in question, blasted the NCAA on Twitter for supposedly singling out Paul, declaring the organization “BIG MAD and scared.”What James doesn’t understand is:1. There’s a very good chance the people who proposed these requirements are unaware of Paul’s origin story.2. Paul’s recent maneuvers are a dream scenario for NCAA president Mark Emmert.In his near-decade as NCAA president, Emmert has made his contempt for the “one-and-done” basketball player so obvious it might as well be chiseled onto the side of the headquarters building in Indianapolis.“It makes a farce of going to school,” Emmert told The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) in 2016.“I think everybody here knows my position on it,” he said at his Final Four news conference in 2015.He even put it in the formal statement announcing the formation of the Rice Commission in October 2017, citing the “challenging effect the NBA’s so-called ‘one-and-done’ rule has had on college basketball.”That Paul represented Darius Bazley, the player who signed at Syracuse, then chose to enter the G League, then chose to work an “internship” at New Balance and then was chosen 23rd overall in the NBA draft — such a circumstance only would make Paul more popular in the biggest office at NCAA HQ.That Paul then would represent top college prospect RJ Hampton in his decision to join Australia’s NBL instead of becoming a one-and-done college player — well, if he keeps this up, next time he stops in Indy the St. Elmo’s steaks will be on the good doctor.Is there such a thing as “BIG GLAD”?MORE: The system wasn’t ‘broken’ for Darius Bazley — he just ducked itPaul just happens to be the highest-profile agent who falls outside the boundaries of this ridiculous requirement. It is not meant to punish or exclude him, but rather exists as part of the same insidious demarcation that informed the Rice Commission’s approach to summer recruiting: “AAU” coaches don’t necessarily have college degrees, and some have engaged in behavior that falls outside the NCAA rulebook, so there must be a connection; high school coaches have degrees, so they need to be more involved in the recruiting process.
In recent seasons, the group stage has featured eight pools of four teams.“The process starts. We’ll see how the discussions and negotiations evolve,” the European Leagues association said in a statement to AFP.The ECA demanded on Tuesday that UEFA “properly include” it in any plans to change Europe’s elite competition.“When the Champions League was last changed in 2016, UEFA was criticised for not holding discussions with its stakeholders,” added Ceferin.“When I became president shortly afterwards, I insisted that any future changes should be subject to consultation and today’s meeting is further evidence of that.”European football’s governing body has already been criticised for changing the qualifying criteria for the Champions League, with the top four sides from each of the continent’s big four leagues — England, Spain, Italy and Germany — automatically qualifying for this season’s group stage. FILE PHOTO: UEFA president Aleksander CeferinNyon, Switzerland | AFP | UEFA has drafted a controversial plan to introduce promotion and relegation to the Champions League at a meeting at its Swiss headquarters in Nyon, sources told AFP on Wednesday.There would be four groups of eight teams from 2024 if the proposal is put into action and it would significantly increase the number of European matches and favour bigger clubs.But UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin played down the plan, saying: “What is important to remember, is that, despite a lot of talk in the media, no decisions have been made. At the moment we have only ideas and opinions.”The revamped tournament would not see games played at weekends, which would have sparked uproar among the domestic leagues.The top five teams in each group would be automatically qualified for the next edition, effectively making the Champions League far harder for clubs from smaller countries to play in.There would be 14 matchdays in the group stage instead of six, with teams continuing to play opponents home and away.That would necessitate drastic changes to domestic schedules, with league and cup matches currently also being played in midweek.Change to European club tournaments has become a controversial issue after Andrea Agnelli, the president of the European Club Association (ECA), outlined proposals for a “pan-European league system” that would greatly reduce the number of teams qualifying from domestic competitions.The UEFA drafts suggest a move in that direction, although the number of clubs in the Champions League would remain at 32. Share on: WhatsApp