Real Good Food extends bank facility

first_imgThe Real Good Food Company has agreed a new five-year bank facility with PNC Financial Services UK.The ingredients manufacturer, known for such brands as bakery ingredients firm Renshaw and Wiltshire-based Haydens Bakery, announced the news at the end of last year prior to the maturity of its existing £40m facilities with the financier due in July 2013.The new bank facility will run until December 2017, which the company said will comprise a mixture of revolving credit facilities secured on trade debtors and inventory and term loans secured on the fixed assets of the business.Pieter Totté, executive chairman of Real Good Food Company, said: “I am extremely pleased we have been able to extend our relationship with PNC, which has always been supportive of the group and has demonstrated its continued commitment by providing the facilities we need to help deliver our ambitions.”In November, the Real Good Food Company reported a £9.6m increase in revenues to £137.8m for the six-month period to 30 September 2012.last_img read more

Arsene Wenger shocked by Virgil van Dijk mistake in Barcelona’s victory over Liverpool

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 May 2019 6:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link302Shares Luis Suarez fired Barca in front against his former side (Picture: Getty)Liverpool wasted a number of promising openings at the Nou Camp, most notably when Mohamed Salah hit the bar after Roberto Firmino’s initial shot was cleared off the line.Following the defeat, Reds boss Klopp said: ‘Football is like this. It’s about scoring goals, and they scored three and we scored none.‘Our performance was really good, the boys played a super game. But against Barcelona just a few opportunities can be enough [for them].‘I was happy with the performance, not too happy with the result. That’s football. It was a hard result but we have to accept it.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves ‘But when they get into the final third Barca have that quality. One chance, one goal.‘It is very interesting because Virgil van Dijk [usually] covers, but he should go with Suarez to cover that goal.‘Especially from a centre-back with that quality… he lets him go. At the start his position is not bad, but he refuses to respond.‘It’s a great goal because the cross is fantastic. For a goalscorer it is ideal. It is marvellous football.’ Arsene Wenger shocked by Virgil van Dijk mistake in Barcelona’s victory over Liverpool Arsene Wenger criticised Virgil van Dijk’s defending for Barcelona’s opener (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger pointed the finger at Virgil van Dijk for Barcelona’s opening goal against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final.Former Red Luis Suarez lost Van Dijk in the box and deflected Jordi Alba’s cross past Alisson to give Barca the lead at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.A spirited Liverpool performance was stifled by two late Lionel Messi goals as the Argentine legend reached 600 goals for Barcelona.Jurgen Klopp’s side now need a miracle to reach a successive Champions League final, trailing by three goals ahead of next week’s return leg at Anfield.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CitySpeaking at half-time, Wenger assessed the opening 45 minutes of the match and highlighted Van Dijk’s error which led to Barcelona’s opener.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe former Arsenal manager told beIN Sports: ‘It was a half of top-quality.‘We saw a really high intensity from Liverpool. I feel they are unlucky to be 1-0 down because they are dangerous.‘Physically they are stronger than Barcelona, especially pace-wise. Barcelona made two or three yellow cards because they could not even run with Liverpool’s players.”van Dijk covers but he should go with Suarez to cover that goal!”Arsene Wenger critical of the Liverpool defender for Barcelona’s opener.#beINUCL #beINWenger #BARLIVWatch live ⬇️ updates ⬇️— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) May 1, 2019center_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Kiffin wins LA Sports Coach of the Year Award

first_imgLane Kiffin didn’t win a conference championship or make an appearance in his first BCS bowl game as a head coach in 2011, but he did just about everything else in his second year as head football coach at USC.And now Kiffin will officially have some hardware to remember the 2011 football season by.Top of his game · Kiffin has been at USC for parts of eight seasons. He has an 18-7 record. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanEarlier this week, the Los Angeles Sports Council named the 36-year-old the 2011 Coach of the Year recipient as part of their seventh-annual L.A. Sports Awards. Kiffin beat out a cavalcade of star-studded coaches, including 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson, MLS Cup winner Bruce Arena and 2002 World Series champion Mike Scioscia. Arena, Jackson and Scioscia each took home the award from 2008-2010.Despite another year of postseason sanctions, Kiffin led a Trojans’ squad that finished No. 6 in the final AP Poll atop the Pac-12 South Division regular season standings with a 10-2 record, including big wins against No. 4 Oregon and Notre Dame on the road and UCLA in the season finale.Under Kiffin’s guidance in 2011, the USC football program produced three first-team All-Americans, seven Pac-12 first teamers, the Pac-12 Morris Trophy winner, the Pac-12 Offensive and Defensive Freshmen of the Year and five members of the Freshmen All-American first team. They are widely expected to compete for the Pac-12 title and national title next season.During his two-year tenure at Troy, Kiffin has amassed an 18-7 (.720) record. Only Howard Jones and John Robinson had more wins in their first two seasons at USC. He was previously the head coach at Tennessee and served as a member of USC’s staff from 2001-2006.Kiffin will be honored at the L.A. Sports Awards ceremony on March 15 at Club Nokia at L.A. Live.Other Trojans who have previously been recognized at the L.A. Sports Awards include Allyson Felix (2007 and 2009), Lisa Leslie (2006) and Matt Leinart (2005).last_img read more