Cups target dry food-to-go trend

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first_imgFinnish packaging board producer Stora Enso is producing airtight paperboard cups for European food brand owners. The new cups are used for packing dry foods, including snacks, cereals and confectionery.The firm says the paperboard cup meets growing consumer demand for environmentally sustainable packaging and user-friendly convenience. The cup, based on Stora Enso’s paperboards with high barrier coatings to protect food from moisture and grease, is said to be suited to the ‘eat on the go’ market.last_img read more

Managing the coronavirus exodus from campus

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first_img The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Think of the hustle of moving-out day, combined with the hugs and hurried good-byes of the start of spring break, with a poignancy that feels more like a school year ending — all of it unanticipated and squeezed into just a few days. This was the scene around the Yard after the University’s decision this week to ask students to return to their homes and shift to online learning for the rest of the semester in an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus in the community. At the center of all of this activity is Harvard Campus Services, which oversees the management and maintenance of facilities: dining and hospitality, engineering and utilities, transportation and parking, global support and international student services, environmental health and safety, emergency management, and the campus service center. The Gazette spoke with Vice President for Campus Services Meredith Weenick about the challenges facing her staff.Q&AMeredith WeenickGAZETTE:  How is Campus Services helping to ensure the health and safety of the Harvard community?WEENICK:  Campus Services is focused first and foremost on protecting the health and safety of everyone in the Harvard community. This started with our Environmental Health and Safety team, which has worked proactively over the past few weeks with the University on protocols to mitigate coronavirus. Using guidance from Massachusetts public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Protection, that team has developed strategies to implement those practices across campus. For example, our custodians implement the most effective cleaning techniques, and our dining hall workers are taking measures to reduce the potential spread of the virus. We’re also focused on adapting all of these strategies to critical areas as our population shifts. As President [Larry] Bacow noted in his message to the community on Tuesday, the fewer people who are on campus, the safer the environment becomes for us all. As students have begun to leave, we are able to shift our focus as needed. “We’ve mobilized our team, and I have to say that I was particularly impressed with how quickly our employees were able to pivot.” GAZETTE:  How has Custodial Services adjusted its approach?WEENICK:  Experts have told us that one of the qualities of this virus is how easily it spreads. Using that guidance, we have implemented a strategy to maximize prevention, concentrating our cleaning efforts on common areas with a lot of high-touch surfaces, such as bathrooms, lobbies, elevators, and kitchenettes. On the shuttle buses, we’re regularly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces such as handrails and seats to reduce potential contamination for people using public transit. We have made sure that our staff has an enhanced presence in these critical areas, which you will see as you are walking around campus. Our custodial staff has truly been key to our prevention efforts. When we bring them onto the team, we train them for just this type of situation, so that has been of tremendous value. But beyond that, our custodians, and all Campus Services employees for that matter, are truly doing an outstanding job, especially given the stressful and uncertain nature of this unprecedented moment. GAZETTE:  How has your team been working to manage the student move-out that is now in progress?WEENICK:  Transitioning students out of dorms is an enormous undertaking even when it’s planned. Doing so with a condensed timeline has definitely presented a challenge, but our goal remains the same: We are laser focused on providing the support students need to make this process as easy as possible. We’ve mobilized our team, and I have to say that I was particularly impressed with how quickly our employees were able to pivot. One of the major challenges we typically face is keeping the traffic moving with all of the extra cars and moving trucks on the campus. To accommodate them, we quickly ramped up our procedures for managing parking and roadways to meet the added demand.Something else we have to contend with is physically getting everything out of the dorms on this timeline. To handle this, our employees have been working right alongside the students over the past few days and have been lending a hand with everything, from moving furniture to taking out trash and recycling. We’ve called in a number of additional trucks to help manage the items that are left behind during a move-out.You may have also noticed a lot of pink bags as you walk around campus. Our team has distributed thousands of them across the University, which students can fill with items they wish to donate. The items will be sold, and all of the proceeds will benefit Harvard Habitat for Humanity. In the next day or so you will see donation bins around the Houses for this very purpose.To echo all of the other leaders on campus, this has been an enormous undertaking for each and every member of our community. We’re proud to be working so closely with such dedicated colleagues, and looking forward to continuing to support not just students, but everyone in the community in the days to come.Interview was edited for clarity and condensed for space.For more coverage and updates visit our websites.last_img read more

Bulldogs Results At 4-Way Golf Meet At Connersville

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first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Golf team participated in a 4-Way Golf Meet at Willbrook Country Club-Connersville with Franklin County and Oldenburg Academy.Team Scores:Franklin County 172, Connersville 173, Batesville 184, Oldenburg Academy 209.Individual Scoring for Batesville:Ryan Harmeyer 41, Keegan Straub 47, Jake Flaspohler No Score (Withdraw-Injury), Tristian Lamppert 49, Ross Harmeyer 47,Christian Weberding 60.Medalist: Austin Seale-Franklin County with a 40.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Siefert.last_img read more

Pochettino proud as ‘perfect’ Spurs maintain title charge

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first_imgStoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes his side delivered the “perfect” message to Premier League leaders Leicester City after an emphatic 4-0 win at Stoke City saw them close the gap at the top of the table to five points.Leicester’s 2-2 draw at home to West Ham on Sunday gave Spurs the opportunity to reduce the deficit with four games remaining and they seized it in commanding style with a fourth win in five matches thanks to two goals each from the England duo of Harry Kane and Dele Alli.“This is our dream. We need to believe,” said Pochettino, who is attempting to lead the Londoners to their first English championship since 1961.“It is good for the competition that we are in behind to try and put pressure on Leicester. I feel very proud.“Our supporters were fantastic and they feel proud of us. I think it is an exciting moment for the club,” the Argentinian added.“In football all can happen and we need to be there. If Leicester fail we need to be there. That’s what we are trying to do, put the pressure on Leicester.“The most important thing is the performance we showed was perfect. It is a big signal we are there waiting and fighting,” the former Southampton manager explained.Tottenham have scored 13 goals and conceded just one in racking up 13 points out of the last possible 15. “It is a good thing because it shows how this group is, how our squad is,” said Pochettino.“We can win or not, but the desire and passion we show and how we enjoy the game is fantastic.”Kane opened the scoring at the Britannia Stadium with his 23rd league goal of the season, overtaking Leicester striker Jamie Vardy’s tally in the race for the league’s golden boot, and believes the Foxes can still be caught.The in-form striker, 22, said: “We are not going anywhere. We scored four but could have had six or seven. It is one of our best performances all season but that’s what we can do.“We are ready to put the pressure on Leicester. We think we can do it. Leicester are five points ahead but we have closed the gap, that’s all we could do.”Stoke have now won only one of their last six games as their season runs out of momentum with their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Europa League almost gone.Mark Hughes, the Stoke manager, paid tribute to Tottenham and believes they can win the title.“We are disappointed with what we produced but Spurs were very impressive,” said Hughes. “They were stronger, faster and had more power in the team.”“With their mentality, you wouldn’t bet against them catching Leicester,” added Hughes.“On the night we were very much second-best. We need to pick ourselves up or it will be another difficult game against Manchester City on Saturday.” Share on: WhatsApp Pack mentalityKane, who took his season’s tally to 27 goals, posted a social media image of a pack of lions closing in on their prey after Leicester had dropped two points against West Ham.last_img read more