first_imgBritish Cereal Exports’ (BCE) chairman George Forbes is to step down from his position this week.Forbes, who has chaired the BCE committee for the last six years, part of the UK’s levy board for cereals and oilseeds, the HGCA, helped to introduce the ukp and uks classificationsused for bread flour and for biscuit-making into the export industry, which previously categorised wheat by varieties only.He has also been instrumental in accessing the Egyptian market, which is the biggest global wheat importer, with 10 million tonnes expected to be imported during the 2012/13 season.Forbes said: “There will always be things that you look back on, but I just feel so privileged and delighted to have been part of BCE. Perhaps one of the biggest things I’ve come to value is just how much growers and traders need each other.“It’s the farmers who can tell traders which varieties are working, how the yields are doing and it’s the traders who can advise farmers on particular requirements for the export market – and over the past 12 years I have even greater admiration for them both.”last_img read more

first_imgTwiddle and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have announced a five-date co-headlining run through the midwest leading up to their highly anticipated co-headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 2nd.The five-date run, dubbed “Road To Red Rocks,” will begin with a show at Columbia, MO’s The Blue Note on April 24th before making stops at Urbana, IL’s Canopy Club (4/25); Milwaukee, WI’s Turner Hall Ballroom (4/26); Minneapolis, MN’s Varsity Theater (4/27); and a final performance at Omaha, NE’s Slowdown on April 28th before their big show at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO on May 2nd.According to the announcement press release, “The ‘Road To Red Rocks’ run promises to be something truly amazing for two bands who truly grew through the scene simultaneously, speaking to their intertwined–and very friendly–history. For this limited run of shows, Twiddle and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will alternate who closes each night. Additionally, fans will be treated to a full set of music from both bands at each stop and each show lends itself to spontaneous sit-ins and unique collaborations between groups.”A limited number of VIP tickets are available for each “Road To Red Rocks” date. Each VIP ticket includes admission to the selected show, early entry (30 minutes before doors), a photo opportunity with both bands, a tour poster signed by both bands, an exclusive laminate, and limited edition VIP tour pin.For more information on Twiddle’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head here, and for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head here.Twiddle & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – “Road To Red Rocks” Dates:4/24 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note4/25 – Urbana, IL – Canopy4/26 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom4/27 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater4/28 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown5/2 – Morrison, CO – Red RocksView All Tour Dateslast_img read more