Dunfermline-based Wm Stephen (Bakers) is to move to a new 32,000sq ft bakery in Dunfermline Business Park at the start of 2008.MD André Sarafilovic said : “We have outgrown our current premises, which has stood us in good stead for the past 134 years, and have been actively searching for a suitable location for some time.”The fitting-out of the new bakery will begin soon and the company plans to move into the new site in January 2008. Sarafilovic said: “This investment will facilitate growth across all our divisions: retail, franchise operation, Stephens Direct and wholesale.
Read Full Story Both secular and faith-inspired international humanitarian organizations would benefit from a higher level of religious literacy to understand the religious dimensions of the contexts in which they work, concludes a new report by researchers from Oxfam and the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School.The findings in the report are the result of a months-long scoping research project funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. It examined how international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) like Oxfam, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Islamic Relief, and others engage with local religious groups and religion in their work promoting leadership of humanitarian action by local and national humanitarian actors in crisis-affected countries.The authors concluded that “a greater level of religious literacy would benefit humanitarian INGOs in all of their work, both in direct implementation, partnerships with local actors, and work to support and promote the capacity and leadership of such actors.”“This report affirms the importance of better literacy about religion for those engaged in humanitarian action in diverse contexts,” said Diane L. Moore, director of the Religious Literacy Project and one of the report’s authors. “Individuals from both secular and faith-inspired organizations indicate that a better understanding of how religions function in local contexts will deepen their cultural competence and enhance their abilities to support local humanitarian leadership. We at the Religious Literacy Project look forward to collaborating with Oxfam and others to develop useful resources and pilot training modules in response to this scoping report.” read more
Football Association general secretary Alex Horne expects Barclays Premier League clubs to formally approve goal-line technology for next season at a meeting this week. FIFA last week appointed German company GoalControl to provide goal-line technology (GLT) at the Confederations Cup in Brazil this summer and, if successful, it will also be used at next year’s World Cup finals. Now, Horne believes Premier League clubs will commit to GLT for the 2013/14 campaign when they meet on Thursday. “I always thought it was an ideal piece of technology to allow into the game,” said Horne . “The [Premier League] club meeting is on Thursday so I’m expecting it to go through at that meeting.” Plans have been in place since last year when the Premier League met with the two currently-licensed GLT companies, Hawk-Eye and GoalRef, to install the system at top-flight matches. The FA has been at the forefront of the drive to introduce GLT and is looking to install it at Wembley. Last summer Wembley was used to experiment with the Hawk-Eye system during England’s friendly with Belgium, although the results were not made public. Horne told BBC Sport: “There are occasions [when GLT is needed] and we’ve seen them here at Wembley, we’ve seen them in World Cups, we’ve seen them 11 or 12 times in the Premier League this season alone. “So technology that says ‘yes, the ball has crossed the line’ and lets the referee know makes an awful lot of sense to me.” Press Association read more