Coffee and tea are essential on-the-go drinks, and Pritchitts (Bromley, Kent) says its one-cup whiteners are a handy accompaniment. Café Maid, for example, is a single-pot coffee creamer that never separates, even in the hottest coffee. It is lower in fat and calories than cream, and has a long shelf-life with no need for refrigeration.Pritchitts also offer Millac Maid and Half Fat Millac Maid, which are suitable for use in coffee and tea. Millac Maid, Half Fat Millac Maid and Café Maid have a five-month shelf-life and are offered in packs containing either 120 or 240 portions.Pritchitts also supplies the Comelle Thick Shake Mix for American-style milkshakes. It is a ready-to-use liquid mix for commercial thick shake machines.Available in vanilla, bakers can add a syrup of their choice to flavour the milkshakes.
By Dialogo March 01, 2010 Rescue workers are tearing through the rubble in search of survivors in Chile Sunday, a day after a massive earthquake shattered the country’s central region. The 8.8 magnitude quake struck the South American country Saturday in the early morning hours. Many Chileans have continued to stay out of their homes because of the jolting series of aftershocks, some as strong as 6.9 magnitude. The quake has killed more than 700 people and damaged as many as 1.5 million homes. Officials say the death toll is expected to rise. Rescuers are working to reach about a 100 people trapped in an apartment building that collapsed in Concepcion, the country’s second-largest city. The main rescue operation is centered in the city, about 100 kilometers from the epicenter of the quake. Looters ransacked stores in Concepcion Sunday, stealing both food and electrical appliances. Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a crowd of looters at one supermarket. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet declared a “state of catastrophe” in central Chile, where the quake toppled buildings, overturned cars and brought down power and phone lines. Bridges fell and many streets were covered with rubble. Fires were reported. Several hospitals collapsed. The president has not asked for assistance from other countries, but several nations have offered to send aid. Speaking at the Vatican Sunday, Pope Benedict said he is praying for the people of Chile and other populations in the Pacific tested by the calamity. The earthquake has raised a daunting first challenge for billionaire Sebastian Pinera, who was elected Chile’s president in January. He takes office in two weeks. Chile’s children who were preparing to return to school Monday at the end of their summer break have had their vacation extended another week. In the capital, Santiago, officials closed the international airport because of damage. Argentina and other parts of South America also felt the earthquake. While cell phone communication was knocked out by the quake, many people used social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook to reach out to friends and loved ones. The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a magnitude of 8 or more is classified as a “great” earthquake that can cause tremendous damage. The biggest earthquake ever recorded struck the same area of Chile in 1960. It had a magnitude of 9.5 and also set off a tsunami, which had devastating effects in Pacific countries including Japan and the Philippines, where at least 1,600 people were killed. read more
DIRECTORS OF CNTB REPRESENTATIVE OFFICES ABROAD FORECAST THE STATE OF BOOKING FOR THIS SEASON As previously announced, in order to better promote the Croatian tourist offer in distant markets, in addition to the recently opened office of the Croatian Tourist Board in Shanghai, CNTB offices in Seoul and a branch office in Los Angeles have been established. Long-time director of the Croatian Hotel Employers’ Association, Ph.D. Iva Bahunek she was elected head of the Los Angeles branch of the Croatian National Tourist Board in the USA. Prior to taking over the position of Director of UPUHH, Bahunek worked until 2010 as a partner of the consulting company Kompozit, which specializes in providing services in finding leading personnel and consulting on human capital. Related news: Seoul Tourism Council appoints Seoul-based new representative office in South Korea today Zoran Horvat, founder and president of the Croatian-Korean Business Club who during his professional career worked, among other things, in the Agency for Export and Investment Promotion Zagreb where he presented investment projects in the industry and tourism sector in Croatia to investors from the Republic of Korea. Director of Samsung Corporation in Zagreb was in charge of exporting products and services of Croatian companies to the market of the Republic of Korea and mediation in the implementation of Korean investments in the tourism sector in Croatia. “We have high expectations of the newly elected representatives of the Croatian Tourist Board in the distant markets of South Korea and the United States, which I believe will successfully carry out tourism promotion activities in our country, which will help further position Croatia as one of the world’s leading tourist countries. These markets are extremely important to us because guests from these markets achieve the highest tourist consumption in the world, and our goal is to increase revenue by raising the quality of tourist products and services, creating preconditions for further development of special forms of tourism, strengthening continental tourism and increasing the number of guests of higher purchasing power who visit Croatia outside the summer months ” said the Minister of Tourism, Gary Cappelli, when appointing the new directors of the CNTB office abroad. At today’s 51st session of the Tourist Council, a new director of the CNTB’s representative offices in South Korea, based in Seoul, and the head of the CNTB’s branch office in the USA, based in Los Angeles, were appointed. read more