Our new arrival… www.bakeryinfo.co.uk

first_imgYour new gateway to the baking industry, the bakeryinfo.co.uk website will offer a selection of the bits of both magazine titles, while also providing a sneak preview of upcoming news and feature exclusives.On top of that, in the coming months we will be offering a whole host of online exclusives, from recipes to reader offers, so keep your eyes peeled!On our home page, you will find out what’s coming up in our next issue, as we trail the biggest news stories and features for the week. We will also tell you about any upcoming specials, such as our popular recipe supplements, the latest of which came free with British Baker last week. The Around the World Recipes supplement featured a selection of great commercially scaled-up international recipes. A selection of the recipes, including those from top names including TV chef Paul Rankin (pictured) and bakery writer Richard Bertinet, will appear in our dedicated recipes section on bakeryinfo.co.uk.Featured regularly in the pages of British Baker are recipes from some of the top bakers and confectioners in their fields working in the UK today, such as Dan Lepard and Paul Hollywood, which will also appear on bakeryinfo.co.uk. From Irish soda bread to French pain de campagne, Indonesian salmon baguette to Italian slipper pizza – all our recipes are there to inspire you and introduce you to classic products.You’ll also find some old recipes that we’ve scoured the archives for, as well as tips on how to create an impact with seasonal decorations.== online archive ==Need to track down that elusive recent news story about a hot new bakery deal that took place recently, but don’t have the time to flick through your back issues of British Baker? Then search our online archive resource and find it in a flash.While you’re there, why not participate in our monthly online poll, with which we hope to gauge your views on key issues. This month we ask: what is the biggest challenge facing your bakery business – is it energy prices, training and recruitment, the cost of ingredients, or the supermarkets? Visit bakeryinfo.co.uk and let us know.The bakeryinfo.co.uk website also offers a useful online diary, listing all the relevant bakery and food industry events coming up, from conferences and exhibitions, to courses on plant baking and classes on sugar craft. Are you hosting a bakery event? Visit bakeryinfo.co.uk and publicise it by listing it easily online yourself.Are you new to baking and looking for more information on how to progress in the industry? Our comprehensive list of links to non-commercial industry bodies and trade associations will steer you along the right path. And if you’re looking for a new job, or you’re an employer with a vacancy, visit our online Jobs section. For further details, contact our recruitment sales on 01293 610460, or email: [email protected], if you need to know anything about British Baker or Bake & Take, from circulation figures to advertising opportunities, contact details or a downloadable copy of our media pack for 2007, then bakeryinfo.co.uk is the place to go. If you’d like to subscribe to either magazine or register for our email updates on breaking news and new online features, you can now do so easily through the website. In the meantime, watch this space! nlast_img read more

Funk Out With Lettuce’s Top Ten Guest Appearances

first_imgLettuce fans around the world are excitedly converging in St. August, FL for this weekend’s inaugural Fool’s Paradise music festival to see what magic the boys have up their sleeves. Their favorite band is acting as curator for the festival, playing huge shows both days, helping select the bands joining them for the weekend and even hanging out with fans on excursions around the sun drenched surroundings. Lettuce has a long history of welcoming a stellar assortment of music legends and funky players from all corners of the world to their stage for epic collaborations. The band has already officially announced they will be joining electronica maven GRiZ for one such collaboration over the Paradise weekend, but Lettuce heads know that’s only the tip of the iceberg. To help everyone get in the proper mindset for the mayhem to come, we thought we’d take a look at some of our favorite guests that Lettuce has welcomed to their stage in years past.1. Lettuce with George Porter Jr. – 5/24/14Let’s start with a legend of funk and the coolest wedding band ever. When well known funk super-ragers Josh Raskin and Karen Dugan got engaged, they knew they needed their ceremony to be something to remember. Since their hearts both pump to a funky beat they decided to have the grooviest wedding humanly possible. The couple brought in the minister of funk, George Porter Jr. himself, to perform their nuptials and then had Lettuce as their wedding band, all at The Brooklyn Bowl! That’s one sure way to ensure a wedding anniversary you will never forget!2. Lettuce with the Wu-Tang Clan – 6/14/13Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival brings in the biggest bands in the world for four days of non-stop, round-the-clock sonic madness. With the huge variety of artists on hand the opportunity for unexpected pairings gives attendees the chance to see some undreamed of jam sessions over the course of the weekend, and the 2013 edition of Roo was no exception. Rap legends the Wu-Tang Clan and Lettuce seamlessly joined together for a super jam for the ages, with Lettuce’s funky grooves providing a perfect canvas for the masters of rhyme, featuring RZA, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Solange, Schoolboy Q and Chad Hugo of the Neptunes.Check out a bit of their incredible set below:3. Lettuce with Oteil Burbridge and Stanton Moore – 1/6/16Jam Cruise is legendary for its endless parade of crowd pleasing, jaw dropping sit-ins and musical matches made in heaven. It’s no surprise, as the promoters actively search for artists who enjoy exploring new territory together. Though the planned guest appearances are always enjoyable, sometimes the best moments are unexpected. That’s what happened earlier this year, when Oteil Burbridge, Galactic’s Stanton Moore and a crew of merry musicians help make this Lettuce tune a bit more silly than the band had probably intended. Enjoy!4. Lettuce with Jimmy Herring – 8/5/12The Jomeokee Festival in 2012 brought together a diverse lineup of bands from the rock, funk, bluegrass and reggae worlds for three days of adventure. Lettuce was on hand to make help ensure the proper levels of groove, while Aquarium Rescue Unit and Widespread Panic guitar wizard Jimmy Herring had his own band there to raise a ruckus. When Herring came out with Lettuce for an extended jam, the crowd was treated to a musical masterpiece.5. Lettuce with Dr. John and Maceo Parker – 1/28/11Another entry on our list from the Brooklyn Bowl, Lettuce welcomed a pair of the funk world’s most revered figures, Maceo Parker and Dr. John, to the venerable stage! Parker’s tenure as James Brown’s sax player has cemented him as a one of the industry’s most influential voices, and Dr. John literally IS one of music’s most recognized voices. In the clip below, watch these two legends turn in a unforgettable version of the Dr. John classic, “Right Place, Wrong Time.” The music is naturally amazing, but just watch how much fun the Lettuce boys are having while playing with these sonic titans.6. Lettuce with Warren Haynes and John Scofield – 10/2/10Why have one guitar superstar join you when you can have two? That’s what Lettuce must have thought when they were joined onstage by both John Scofield AND Warren Haynes at NYC’s Terminal 5. With those two powerhouses standing shoulder to shoulder with Lettuce’s own resident Adam Smirnoff and Eric Krasno they were dangerously close to guitar overload! Check out the clip below for a incredibly dark and ripping version of “Born Under A Bad Sign.”7. Lettuce with Sharon Jones & Alecia Chakour – 4/9/15The Major Rager is always a cause for celebration, as the annual pre-Masters event welcomes some of the greatest in the live music scene for a surefire party. Last year, Lettuce headlined the event, and brought out regular contributor and current Tedeschi Trucks Band member Alecia Chakour to display her powerful vocals. Fans were treated to an additional surprise, as Chakour introduced legendary soul singer Sharon Jones to bring it home! Watch the madness below:8. Lettuce with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer – 11/15/14There were many standout moments throughout Lettuce’s incredibly funktacular Bear Creek Music Festival sets over the years, including this fun moment when young guitar wunderkind and star of stage and screen, Brandon ‘TAZ’ Niederauer, joined Lettuce at the 2014 edition of the festival for a joyful rendition of Curtis Mayfield‘s “Move On Up.”9. Lettuce with Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis – 11/13/11Bear Creek was known for its artist-at-large program, bringing some of the finest talents in the world for unexpected pop-ins throughout the course of the weekend. For the 2011 festival, promoters pulled out all the stops and brought in the legendary James Brown horns to add a level of historic prestige to the proceedings. With Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis and the sax man himself, Maceo Parker on hand to blow their mighty horns, what other choice did Lettuce have but to show the world they could be “Super Bad”?10. Lettuce with Derek Trucks, Kofi Burbridge – 11/15/08One of the most exciting Lettuce moments from Bear Creek came in 2008, when the band crossed paths with virtuoso guitarist Derek Trucks and his bandmate, the beloved Kofi Burbridge. Musical fusion was at its peak, and the collaboration was so hot, they did it again in 2009! Here, Trucks and Burbridge lend a hand for a potent take on the Curtis Mayfield classic, “Move On Up.” Dig it:Who knows what artists might have some fun performing with Lettuce this weekend at Fool’s Paradise? Whatever happens, it’s sure to be a great celebration, jam packed with a lineup that features GRiZ, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue, The Nth Power and more. Heading to St. Augustine, FL from April 1-2, Fool’s Paradise is one event you won’t want to miss!Click here for tickets and information, and see you there!last_img read more

The GRAMMY Awards Announce Nominees For 60th Annual Show In January

first_imgToday is a big day for the record industry. First, CBS This Morning officially announced the nominees for the “big four” categories at upcoming 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards in January: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Powerhouse soul Andra Day (of “Rise Up” fame) was on hand to tell some GRAMMY stories of her own and help announce the 2018 nominations. Later, the full list of nominees was announced.Of course, “Despacito”, the biggest single in recent memory, was nominated in the Record category; the YouTube video for the track is pushing an astounding 4.5 BILLION views. The ear-worm commercial smash will face off against more critically-lauded records like Childish Gambino‘s “Redbone”, Bruno Mars‘ “24K Magic”, Kendrick Lamar‘s “HUMBLE.”, and JAY-Z‘s “The Story of O.J.”.The Album category features a similar list of nominees, with Childish Gambino’s critically adored “sonic pivot”, Awaken, My Love!, JAY-Z’s unusually-released “4:44“, Mars’ broadly accessible bubblegum funk set 24K Magic, and Kendrick’s thematically dense and stylistically pointed DAMN. all receiving nods, in addition to Lorde‘s Melodrama.Nominees for the Song of the Year category, which honors the songwriters, include JAY-Z (for “4:44”), Julia Michaels and her various collaborators for “Issues”, as well as the teams that penned “Despacito”, Mars’ “That’s What I Like”, and Logic‘s “1-800-273-8255”.Rounding out the “big four”, the Best New Artist nominees include Alessia Cara and Khalid (both of whom were also nominated for their features on “1-800-273-8255”), as well as chart-topping hip-hop artist Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels, and r&b singer-songwriter SZA.Jay-Z led the nominations with eight nods, one year after his wife, Beyoncé, received nine Grammy nominations. Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, and Bruno Mars also earned big nomination hauls from the voting committee, a body of approximately 13,000 members who voted on the more 22,000 recordings submitted this year.The remaining categories (there are a ton) were also announced this morning, and a handful of artists we cover frequently on this site did, in fact, make the cut. The Best Rock Album nominees lean a little heavier and indexer than we normally do (Mastodon, Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age, Nothing More, The War On Drugs). The Best Alternative Music Album category, however, includes nominations for Arcade Fire, Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem, Father John Misty, and The National, and the Best Americana Album nominees include the late Gregg Allman‘s posthumous Royal Blood.Grateful Dead biopic Long Strange Trip and Dr. Dre/Jimmy Iovine mini-series The Defiant Ones also received nods in the Best Music Film category, and their art director got a nomination for packaging design on the Dead’s Get Shown The Light box set. The Best American Roots Performance category includes Cohen, Alabama Shakes, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Glenn Campbell and Alison Krauss, and the Best Contemporary Blues Album category includes nominees Tedeschi Trucks Band, Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’, and more.You can see a list of categories and nominations for the upcoming 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards below. For the complete list, head to the GRAMMY website here.Record Of The Year“Redbone” — Childish Gambino“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber“The Story Of O.J.” — JAY-Z“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar“24K Magic” — Bruno MarsAlbum Of The YearAwaken, My Love! — Childish Gambino4:44 — JAY-ZDAMN. — Kendrick LamarMelodrama — Lorde24K Magic — Bruno MarsSong Of The Year“Despacito” — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)“4:44” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)“Issues” — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)“1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury, Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)Best New Artist:Alessia CaraKhalidLil Uzi VertJulia MichaelsSZABest pop solo performance“Love So Soft,” Kelly Clarkson“Praying,” Kesha“Million Reasons,” Lady Gaga“What About Us,” P!nk“Shape Of You,” Ed SheeranBest Dance/Electronic Album“Migration,” Bonobo“3-D The Catalogue,” Kraftwerk“Mura Masa,” Mura Masa“A Moment Apart,” Odesza“What Now,” Sylvan EssoBest Rock Album“Emperor Of Sand,” Mastodon“Hardwired…To Self-Destruct,” Metallica“The Stories We Tell Ourselves,” Nothing More“Villains,” Queens Of The Stone Age“A Deeper Understanding,” The War On DrugsBest Alternative Music Album“Everything Now,” Arcade Fire“Humanz,” Gorillaz“American Dream,” LCD Soundsystem“Pure Comedy,” Father John Misty“Sleep Well Beast,” The NationalBest Americana Album“Southern Blood,” Gregg Allman“Shine On Rainy Day,” Brent Cobb“Beast Epic,” Iron & Wine“The Nashville Sound,” Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit“Brand New Day,” The MavericksBest Music Film“One More Time With Feeling,” Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds“Long Strange Trip,” The Grateful Dead“The Defiant Ones,” Various Artists“Soundbreaking,” Various Artists“Two Trains Runnin’,” Various Artists[h/t – CBS This Morning]last_img read more

More than a Ton of Cocaine Seized in the Costa Rican Pacific

first_img Boraschi said that the boats were halted due to a joint maritime and air patrolling effort carried out by the United States and Costa Rica, with the support of a radar system. The official explained that on February 24, U.S. patrol boats halted a Costa Rican-flagged vessel with 500 kilos of drugs. Two Mexican and one Costa Rican crew members were arrested. “We are waiting for their [the detainees] arrival at the port, to start legal proceedings,” the Chief of the Counter Drug Police, who is also deputy minister of the presidency, said. On February 26, about 290 kilometers off the coast of Puntarenas; the main Costa Rican port on the Pacific, a second interdiction was made in which 500 kilos were seized from a speedboat. A Colombian and three Costa Rican nationals were aboard the vessel, the official added. A Colombian national, two Mexicans and four Costa Ricans were arrested during the operation, Chief of Counter Drug Police Mario Boraschi stated. center_img By Dialogo February 28, 2013 Over a ton of cocaine was seized by U.S. and Costa Rican authorities, when it was being transported on two ships in the Pacific, between February 24 and 26, official sources reported. According to a report published this week, Costa Rica has seized 3.2 tons of cocaine so far this year, including the 1,000 kilos seized in these two interdictions. Like other Central American nations, Costa Rica is a major transit point for cocaine, which is transported from producing countries in South America towards the United States.last_img read more

Empowering Women Through Equality at Work

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York We often talk about empowering women through the context of history. But we have come a long way since the days of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucy Stone.This year has been one of the most consequential regarding fairness, equality, and protections. The issue of workplace sexual harassment has become a topic for national discussion. No longer isolated incidents, these reports are sweeping every industry.Movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp are encouraging women to speak up. We must confront these issues head on and work to ensure a safe and supportive work environment where female employees can succeed.Suffolk County has led the way by implementing workplace safety measures. We value the dedicated employees who work hard and give back to their community. At the same time, we want to prevent inappropriate workplace conduct.In February, we strengthened employee protections by signing two bills into law to combat sexual harassment and discrimination. One requires annual reporting of sexual harassment and discrimination claims in the county workplace. The second requires newly hired employees to receive “Know Your Rights,” a pamphlet detailing county policy on reporting inappropriate workplace behavior.Last year I signed legislation requiring county elected officials, department heads, and chief deputies to receive sexual harassment training every two years. Now, Suffolk will provide sexual harassment training to more than 9,000 county employees. This ensures that every employee partakes in an online training video to better equip them with the tools and resources to prevent sexual harassment in county government. Our employees’ safety is a top priority, but it is also necessary to recognize the unique views and perspectives female colleagues.In March, I met with several groups of hard-working women staff members who are exceptional role models and leaders. They are instrumental to our work every day.One staff member I met with was Geri Hart. When I nominated Geri to become the next Suffolk County Police Commissioner, young girls, including my own daughters, were inspired. Geri is an inspiration for countless women who want to shatter the glass ceiling and work in high-ranking positions.Besides Geri, a number of women serve in leading roles in my administration – from commissioners, deputy county executives, directors and more. I have always believed in the importance of inclusivity, diversity and fresh perspectives. That is why we must continue to empower women in high-ranking positions in Suffolk, in New York State and nationwide.last_img read more

Budget cuts will hurt the sick and children

first_imgJust like last year, the White House has released a national budget proposal that drastically slashes foreign aid. What does this money do?For starters, it ensures that millions of people get treatment for tuberculosis, which is currently the world’s biggest infectious killer. It helps babies get the medical care and nutrition they need to grow into healthy kids. It gives girls a chance to go to school.Cutting these programs would deny millions of people a future. This isn’t who we are.Congress knows it, which is why it fought back last year to stop the proposed cuts. They must do the same now.DARREN SKOTNES DelmarMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationAlbany County warns of COVID increaseEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

All that glitters

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Japanese cement firm to spend $220 million for 15% of Semen Indonesia subsidiary

first_imgJapanese cement producer Taiheiyo Cement Corporation has announced its interest in buying a stake in a subsidiary of state-controlled cement producer PT Semen Indonesia to establish a strategic partnership.Taiheiyo signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the subsidiary, publicly-listed PT Solusi Bangun Indonesia (SBI), on April 21, sealing its intention to invest US$220 million for a 15 percent stake through a rights issue, SBI wrote in a statement.The investment would forge a strategic partnership that would include SBI exporting products to Japan through Taiheiyo, as well as research, development and technology on cement production, SBI’s Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) disclosure document reads. “The implementation of the partnership would be regulated in a definitive agreement that would be signed in the future,” the document says.In a separate statement obtained by The Jakarta Post on Thursday, Taiheiyo said the alliance with Semen Indonesia and SBI was also aimed at a long-term boost to business, as cement demand in Japan may decline due to the aging population.“Although we believe cement demand will remain at a certain level in the medium term due to infrastructure renewal and disaster prevention and mitigation, we expect demand will decline in the long run caused by a declining birth rate and aging population,” Taiheiyo wrote.The Japanese cement producer also believes that demand in the emerging market will expand in the future due to economic growth.“We expect infrastructure demand will increase due to rapid urbanization,” Taiheiyo said, adding that it was also committed to maintaining sustainability along with the expansion.As of 1 p.m. on Friday, Semen Indonesia’s share price was down 3.62 percent at Rp 6,650 (43 US cents) per share. Meanwhile, SBI’s share price—listed under the ticker code SMCB on the IDX—was up 13.08 percent at Rp 1,470 apiece. Topics :last_img read more

Pandemic to bring surge in child wasting cases: UN

first_imgThe unprecedented social and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic will see nearly seven million more children experience stunting as a result of malnutrition, the United Nations said Tuesday.Even before COVID-19 there were an estimated 47 million children under five who were moderately or severely wasted, most living in sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia. Now as lockdowns and international trade routes disrupt vital aid supplies, the UN warned that the coronavirus pandemic could have an “intergenerational effect” on the health of millions.  “The profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on early life nutrition could have intergenerational consequences for child growth and development and life-long impacts on education, chronic disease risks and overall human capital formation,” wrote the researchers.The models showed that in the worst case scenario where the pandemic could cause young children to miss 50 percent of their nutritional care and treatment services, nearly 180,000 could die this year alone.Wasting is responsible for one in 10 infant deaths in low- and middle-income countries and recent research suggested the pandemic will throw an additional 140 million people into extreme poverty — that is, living off less than $1.90 a day.In countries already experiencing a humanitarian crisis, the United Nations’ children’s fund has warned that up to 100 percent essential nutrition services could be disrupted. An accompanying open letter signed by the World Health Organization’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that this could be alleviated somewhat, but that aid agencies need a minimum additional $2.4 billion to protect at-risk children. “We must step forward together with sustained action and investments on nutrition today and deny the COVID-19 crisis and intergenerational legacy of hunger and malnutrition in children,” it said. Writing in The Lancet medical journal, a team of experts showed the results of computer modeling estimates on food supply in 118 poor and middle-income nations.They found that the prevalence of moderate or severe wasting among under-fives would increase 14.3 percent — equating to an additional 6.7 million cases. Wasting occurs when the body is so acutely malnourished that its muscles and fat begin to diminish. A host of research initiatives have shown clear links between wasting and chronic and severe health conditions later in life.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal confirm head of football Raul Sanllehi has left the club

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 15 Aug 2020 12:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Comment Arsenal have confirmed head of football Raul Sanllehi has left the club (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have confirmed Raul Sanllehi has left the club with Vinai Venkatesham, the current managing director, set to lead the club going forwards.The reason for the Spaniard’s sudden departure haa not been declared, but the news comes 24 hours after reports emerged that the club planned to hold an internal investigation into their recent transfer business, amid concerns Arsenal had paid dramatically over the odds to recruit Nicolas Pepe last summer. The Ivory Coast international joined from Lille in a £72million club record deal after Sanllehi used his connection with the French club’s CEO, Marc Ingla, who he knew from his Barcelona days, to get a deal done.AdvertisementAdvertisementIn a statement on behalf of the club’s owners, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, Stan and Josh Kroenke said: ‘Raul has made a big contribution during his time with us and will always be part of the Arsenal family. We thank him for all his hard work and expertise and wish him every future success.ADVERTISEMENT‘We have no doubt that Vinai is the right person to take the club forward. He has shown outstanding leadership during the current crisis and is held in high regard internally and externally. We know everyone will rally round him so we can move forward successfully.’ Arsenal are to hold an internal investigation into the transfer of Nicolas Pepe (Picture: Getty)Venkatesham, who has been at Arsenal since 2010, said: ‘I am thankful to Stan, Josh and the rest of the Arsenal Board for their trust in me. I will miss working closely with my colleague and friend Raul, but I am looking forward to this new challenge.‘There is much work to do to return Arsenal to the top of the game where we belong, which is what our fans rightly demand. While this will not happen overnight, I believe we have many of the critical ingredients to do so. There are many positives to build on across the club.‘While football faces uncertainties ahead as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, I am confident Arsenal will emerge strongly and look forward with confidence.’Sanllehi, who joined from Barcelona, said: ‘I’m proud and pleased with the contribution I’ve made at Arsenal over the past three years, and look forward to enjoying the club’s future success. Arsenal is a true footballing institution.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I am proud to have been part of its history and I thank Stan and Josh Kroenke for this opportunity. Working with Vinai, we have built a top team for the future. Mikel has made an extremely positive impact since his arrival and has formed a strong team with our technical director, Edu.‘The academy is in very safe hands with Per, and Huss Fahmy is a talented and highly-capable leader of our football operations. Personally, I now look forward to taking some time off and spending time with family and friends before setting to work on a new challenge and cheering Arsenal on to great things.’MORE: Tony Cascarino slams Mesut Ozil for not seeking a move away from ArsenalMORE: Arsenal legend Alan Smith urges Mikel Arteta to sign two more players after Willian transferAdvertisementAdvertisementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Arsenal confirm head of football Raul Sanllehi has left the club Advertisementlast_img read more