Traditional Polish Bakery hits Irish expansion trail

first_imgThe Traditional Polish Bakery, set up in Dublin 12 months ago, is now expanding its nationwide distribution of traditional Polish bread lines.It is targeting an estimated 120,000 Polish people living in Ireland, with 100,000 of them in the greater Dublin area as well as Irish consumers.The man behind the bakery, at Ballymount in west Dublin, is 30-year-old Karol Tracz, who comes from southern Poland.Tracz arrived in Ireland two years ago to work in Information Technology, before spotting a gap in the bread market and setting up the bakery with a finan- cial partner.The products of Tracz’s firm, which currently employs 15 and is expanding staff numbers, are distributed through supermarket chains Centra, Londis, Spar and Super Valu as well as independent retailers, mostly in the Dublin area, but also in bigger towns and cities, such as Athlone and Cork.Over the next two months, distribution will be widened to many other areas of Ireland, outside greater Dublin.Tracz said that setting up a business in Ireland was far less bureaucratic than in his native Poland.But he added that he found it difficult to rent the premises because he wasn’t a native Irishman. “We’re not doing confectionery yet,we’re too busy keeping up with the demand for our bread, including three kinds of brown bread,” said Tracz.Half a dozen other bakeries in Ireland also produce Polish lines.last_img read more

The Lion King Breaks Down a Performer’s Athleticism by the Numbers

first_img View Comments from $75.00 Related Shows India Boldscenter_img The Lion King Nine characters, 14 costume changes, 2.7 miles traveled—and that’s only during one performance of The Lion King. Imagine doing that eight times a week! Lion King ensemble member India Bolds recently teamed up with ESPN’s Sport Science for a look behind the scenes at the amount of athleticism and stamina required to perform in the Tony-winning tuner. During a single performance, Bolds was hooked up to a bioharness, which pulled impressive stats, including the fact that her average heart rate peaks at 192 beats per minute and that she travels farther throughout the show than NBA MVP Stephen Curry does in a single game. Check out the impressive breakdown below!last_img read more

No. 2 USC hosts top-ranked Pepperdine

first_imgAfter a title-winning trip to Hawaii during the USC sand volleyball team’s spring break, the Women of Troy will look to continue their six game winning streak as they take on Pepperdine this today at 5 p.m. in Merle Norman Stadium. Last week in Honolulu, senior Kirby Burnham and freshman Sara Hughes won four matches at the Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine Spring Challenge to take home the tournament title on a 21-18, 21-16 victory over host Hawai’i’s Karissa Cook and Brittany Tiegs at the Queen’s Beach Sandbox on Saturday, March 22. In Hawaii, the second-ranked USC women’s sand volleyball team (6-1) started off its trip in the right manner with a pair of victories at the Queen’s Beach Sandbox last Wednesday. The Women of Troy earned a 4-1 win over first-year program Arizona in their morning dual and then fought off third-ranked host Hawai’i for a 3-2 victory in the early afternoon.After this victory, USC posted a 5-0 victory over No. 8 Nebraska to win its sixth straight dual match at the Queen’s Beach Sandbox. The Women of Troy won all five matches in straight sets and improved to 3-0 on its road trip to the islands.Before this successful showdown, the Women of Troy defeated fourth-ranked Florida State in a dramatic 3-2 win. Freshman Kelly Claes and sophomore Alexa Strange came up big for the Women of Troy against FSU by taking out Julie Brown and Melanie Pavels. This win tallied the USC’s first win over Florida State, which is a huge motivation heading in to the peak of the season. In today’s match, the Women of Troy will battle against No. 1 Pepperdine after taking a 5-0 loss to the Waves early in the season. The Waves are undefeated this season and will be attempting to continue their impressive 41-1 all-time record when they make the trip to USC. Some of Pepperdine’s star players include Sophie Asprey and Victoria Adelhelm. They are going to have to put up a tough match against Burnham and Hughes and the rest of the Women of Troy if they want to continue their winning traditions. Today’s matchup between the top two teams in the nation kicks off at 5 p.m. at USC’s Merle Norman Stadium.last_img read more