Raise money and a smile

first_imgBakeMark UK, sponsor of National Doughnut Week, is urging high street bakers to do their bit for charity – and reap the business benefits – by getting involved with this year’s event.The week, which runs from May 6 to 13, aims to raise money for The Children’s Trust. The charity provides care, education and therapy for children with profound disabilities and complex health needs. Bakeries are encouraged to make and sell doughnuts for the charity and, in the process, entice more customers into their stores. “It’s all about having fun while raising money for a worthy cause,” says Christopher Freeman, owner of Dunn’s Bakery in Crouch End and founder of National Doughnut Week. Mr Freeman also points out that getting involved makes sound business sense for bakeries. Eye-catching point-of-sale material, which draws customers into shops, is provided free of charge from sponsor BakeMark UK. Some of the UK’s most severely disabled children receive care at the Trust. They may be disabled from birth or have become disabled as the result of an accident or serious illness, which has caused brain damage. “National Doughnut Week really helps to make a difference to the children at the Trust,” says the Trust’s corporate relations manager Oonagh Goodman. “Money from the fundraising week has made a significant contribution towards providing the most up-to-date specialist facilities and equipment.”For example, selling just 30 chocolate doughnuts will enable the Trust to buy a specialised fibre-optic lamp for one of the sensory rooms. Last year, the combined efforts of the 700 bakers who took part in the event raised £40,000 and the organisers are hoping that this year will be the best yet.Every baker who registers to take part by March 24, 2006, will receive a free 16kg bag of Craigmillar Doughnut Concentrate from BakeMark UK – enough to make more than 900 doughnuts. Bakers can also take advantage of further money-off promotions from BakeMark UK’s Craigmillar and Readi-Bake ranges to prepare for the week itself.Registration forms should already be on their way, according to Mr Freeman, but if you do not receive one, contact Christopher Freeman at [email protected] or tel: 020 8340 1614 or 07776 480032 to register, or for more information. Rachel (pictured), 14, was left with severe brain injury following a hit-and-run accident. Her courage and determination, with the help of specialist staff at The Children’s Trust, mean she has regained some speech and has started doing things for herself. She has now returned home to her family in Waleslast_img read more

Warburtons uses LOAF

first_imgStaff at Warburtons’ Enfield Bakery are to benefit from a new learning centre called LOAF. The Learning Opens Avenues Forever centre is designed to encourage staff to take up further education courses online. It was officially opened by MP for Enfield North Joan Ryan, accompanied by executive director Brett Warburton.The centre at the bakery on Delta Park Industrial Estate is equipped with computers, featuring broadband – donated by the Bakers Food & Allied Workers Union – and will be open to all 450 employees to use during their break times as well as days off.”Employee training and development is very important to the company, so we’re proud to open another Learning Centre, this time at Enfield,” said Warburton.Ryan added: “I’m sure it will play an important role in enabling employees to master new skills and fulfil their individual potential,” she said.last_img read more

Cornish pasty drive-thru abandoned

first_imgPlans for Cornwall’s first pasty drive-thru have fallen through, after it was met with opposition from the local council.Entrepreneur Ken Cocking of Mylor, had wanted to build the drive-thru at the old Ward Vauxhall Hilltop Garage, located just outside of Helston.Speaking to West Briton about the potential site, Cocking said: “I’ve put the site on the market and that’s that.“We thought there was no point in me going on with it. It didn’t go before planning and it has been withdrawn.”At present, there are no plans to relocate the drive-thru.The proposed idea had been met with opposition as many expressed concern about access from the A394. Helston Town Council recommended the plans be refused, saying it would hit trade in the town.Earlier in the year, Helston mayor Jonathon Radford Gaby expressed his support for the venture to This is Cornwall . “Why not – we have drive-thru burger bars and doughnut bars, why not a pasty drive-thru?  It sounds like an excellent idea. Any new business in the area has got to be welcomed.”Cocking, his two sons, Aaron and Gavin, and business partner Mark Christophers had looked for the ideal site to start their venture for the past decade.The family made their fortune when their West Cornwall Pasty Company was subject to a management buyout worth £30m four years ago.last_img read more

Coal India moving forward with plans to install 3GW of solar capacity by 2024

first_imgCoal India moving forward with plans to install 3GW of solar capacity by 2024 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ETEnergyworld.com:State-owned Coal India on Monday said it plans to set up 14 rooftop and ground-mounted solar power projects of 3,000 MW capacity by 2023-24 which will entail an investment of Rs 5,650 crore. Coal India (CIL) is mandated by the coal ministry to become a net zero carbon company. Solar power initiative is a part of CIL’s diversification plans, the PSU said in a filing to BSE.The likely investment would be around Rs 5,650 crore, it said. While Rs 3,650 crore is planned to be invested through CIL’s capex, till 2023-24, the rest would be met through joint venture models that the company intends to pursue for this initiative.Synergising their efforts, CIL and NLC India Ltd have floated a joint venture entity ‘Coal Lignite Urja Vikas Private Ltd’ to develop 1,000 MW solar power projects.CIL has also tied up a JV with NTPC and an MoU with Solar Energy Corporation of India for solar projects of 1,000 MW each, the progress of which is being worked out individually.Additionally, the solar power initiative helps CIL reduce its whopping annual power consumption expense, which was around Rs 3,400 crore ending FY2020, accounting for around 4.4 per cent of the revenue expense for the year. Any saving under the power bill would also bolster the bottom line of the company to that extent, the PSU said.Besides establishing solar projects, CIL is in discussions with NTPC Ltd for purchase of 140 MW solar power under the Centre’s CPSE scheme. Cumulatively, it adds up to little over 3,000 MW by FY2024.More: CIL to set up 3 GW solar power projects of Rs 5,650 crlast_img read more

Jury finds Calibishie man guilty of attempted rape and indecent assault

first_imgLocalNews Jury finds Calibishie man guilty of attempted rape and indecent assault by: – June 12, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Court gavel. Photo credit: kirtok.comA nine member jury has found Frederick George guilty of attempted rape and indecent assault of a nineteen year old female on Tuesday. George was arrested in December of 2010 for attempting to rape and indecently assault the nineteen year old female who will be called “A” hereinafter as her name cannot be published.According to information revealed in Court, “A” was on her way to bathe in a “souce” [creek] where residents of the village usually bathe on Sunday 13th December, 2010 when she met the George coming up from the creek.“A” testified that George told her; “I swef” to which she responded, “I good where I am” but he wrestled with her, pushed her to the ground and tried to rape her.She explained further that she “bawled” as he “pushed his hand in her underwear” and was able to kick him which caused him to leave her alone.Bernard Paul, who heard screaming coming from the area of the creek while he was at the home of her neighbour, Etta Delsol, went to inquire what was going on.He testified that he met “A” lying on her back with only her underwear facing the mountains and screaming. He assisted her in gathering her items and walked up with her to Etta Delsol’s home where she telephoned her mother and waited for her.“A” and her mother made a report to the police and visited the doctor at the Marigot Hospital on 14th December, 2010.When police officer Andrew went to the defendant to inquire from him as to the allegation made by “A” he told him; “Yes I want to tell you something. I do not want to go to Court; I will negotiate with them in front of the police. I am sorry; I know them they are my neighbours”.In his unsworn statement from the prisoner’s dock on Tuesday, George told the Court; “We [“A”] were best friends, we were good friends; she used to come at my home, eat and drink. I used to work for her and she owed me $150.00. We make a bargain for the money she couldn’t pay me. We went down to the river, I went first and she came after. Your honour, I never touch …[“A”], I never wrestle with her. The officer who arrested me told me to shut up so I couldn’t say anything to ….[“A”]”.After two hours of deliberation; the six females, two males jury found George guilty of both charges.He has been remanded at the State’s prison awaiting sentencing which has been scheduled for July 6th, 2012.Dominica Vibes News 22 Views   one commentcenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Lakers’ Mitch Kupchak remains open about Kobe Bryant’s workload

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Yet, the Lakers would like to develop their young roster. Among the headliners:Point guard D’Angelo Russell, whom the Lakers’ selected No. 2 overall in the 2015 NBA Draft. “You rarely, even on bad teams, see 19-year-olds come in and live up to their draft status,” Kupchak said of Russell, who is not yet assured of a starting spot. “I’m hoping that as the season progresses, people will understand why he was drafted No. 2.”Combo guard Jordan Clarkson, who advanced from last year’s 46th pick to a member on the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team. “Am I ready to say that last year is not a fluke yet? He has to do it for two, three or four years in a row before I would really know,” Kupchak said. “But I would not be surprised if he builds off of what he did last year just with the way he approached last offseason.” Forward Julius Randle, who missed all but one game in his rookie season after fracturing a tibia in his right leg. “He wants to be successful and is willing to pay the price,” Kupchak said of Randle. “But once again, he’s played one game. He’s awful young, too. I’m not concerned with his being competitive or whether his body can withstand the rigors of the NBA. He has to figure out what his niche is.”Will Bryant become inclined to defer more to these young players? “I don’t think it’ll be any different than it has been in years past,” Kupchak said, smiling. “He’ll be 100 percent on board with the game plan. He’ll be patient, as patient as can be. There will be a point where if things aren’t going the way that he feels they should be going or the players aren’t producing or his instincts will kick in, I’m sure he’ll try to do as much as possible.” His presence immediately became noticeable. Kobe Bryant’s arrival at the Lakers’ practice facility earlier this week prompted teammates to stop their workouts and greet the Lakers’ star.So did Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, who described Bryant “in great shape and great spirits” after spending the past eight months rehabbing his surgically repaired right shoulder. He played only 35 games last season. Bryant has since recovered enough to complete all basketball-related drills for the past six weeks leading up to training camp next Tuesday in Hawaii.“He takes care of himself and when he comes to camp, he’ll be ready,” Kupchak said. “But as far as what level of play and how many minutes and how will he play on the team remains to be seen.”• VIDEO: Kupchack on Kobe Bryantcenter_img Kupchak maintained “there hasn’t been any formal discussions” with Lakers coach Byron Scott, trainer Gary Vitti, Lakers President Jeanie Buss and Bryant on any minute restrictions, practice limitations or if he will sit in any of the team’s 17 sets of back-to-back games. Kupchak only sounded certain that Bryant would sit out in portions of the Lakers’ two-a-day sessions in training camp and that he may play more at small forward than shooting guard.Kupchak sounded aware Bryant played only 41 games in the past two years amid season-ending injuries to his left Achilles tendon (April 2013), left knee (December 2013) and right shoulder (January 2015).“It’s important for us to keep that in mind, see how he progresses and how he responds to training camp,” Kupchak said. “He’s earned the right to progress in training camp at a certain pace that works for him and works for us.”Still, Scott has said he hopes to play Bryant in the mid-20-minute range and rest him on back-to-back games after averaging 22.3 points last season on a career-low 37.3 percent shooting in 36.4 minutes. But Kupchak stayed adamant about Bryant remaining the Lakers’ No. 1 option entering his 20th and possibly last NBA season that will pay him $25 million.“That would be our assumption,” Kupchak said. “Assuming he’s ready to go, he’ll go full blast.”last_img read more

Florida, Miami discuss moving 2019 football opener to Aug. 24, report says

first_imgMiami and Florida are in discussions to move up their 2019 season opener by a week. According to the Orlando Sentinel, which cited unidentified sources, the two schools are in agreement to change the date of the rivalry showcase from Aug. 31 to Aug. 24 as a way of kicking off what the NCAA is celebrating as college football’s 150th anniversary. The schedule change, however, would need to be approved by the NCAA before it can happen. It also would necessitate both teams opening their training camps earlier, which also would need the NCAA’s approval.Miami and Florida are scheduled to meet for the first time in six years in Orlando, Florida, at the Camping World Stadium. The Hurricanes topped the Gators, 21-16, in their last meeting in September 2013.   Related News Entering the 2019 season, the Hurricanes lead the series, 29-26.center_img Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook enters transfer portallast_img read more

New maternity visiting policy allowing partners, grandparents and siblings only

first_imgThe Maternity Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital is introducing new policies to reduce the number of visitors allowed in the ward. The changes, which are based on feedback from new mothers, will see reduced family visiting times and a restriction on who can visit.Partners will be welcome between 11am and 8.30pm daily. Apart from partners, the only other visitors allowed will be grandparents and siblings of the newborn who may visit between 6.30pm and 8.30pm in the evening. Speaking of the change, Evelyn Smith, Director of Midwifery at the hospital said, “We sought feedback from new mothers on our visiting policy and the overwhelming message was that there were too many visitors during their hospital stay and there was little time for the new parents to spend time together with their new baby.”Ms Smith said that only allowing partners in the daytime and afternoons will allow time for rest and establishing a routine with the baby.“We are asking for the public to help us maintain a restful and comfortable environment for mothers and babies while they are in the Maternity Unit and to co-operate with the new visiting times. I would like to thank all the mothers who participated in the feedback for their insights and recommendations,” Ms Smith added.   New maternity visiting policy allowing partners, grandparents and siblings only was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny University Hospitalluhmaternitylast_img read more

First university for Mpumalanga

first_imgYoung people in Mpumalanga will soonenjoy the pleasure of enrolling at auniversity that’s not far from their homes.(Image: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Zibonele MngcwangoSpokespersonMpumalanga: office of the premierT: +27 13 766 2055F: +27 13 766 [email protected] Nkosi South Africa’s Mpumalanga province is set to get its first university, which will help develop a skills base in the area and retain school-leavers, who currently have to relocate elsewhere in search of quality tertiary education.David Mabuza, the province’s premier, announced government’s undertaking in his State of the Province address in Nelspruit on 19 February.“I am privileged to announce that national government has granted permission for the establishment of a fully fledged university in the province,” Mabuza said.At the moment the Northern Cape and Mpumalanga are the only two provinces in the country without established universities.Plans for the academic institution, likely to be known as the University of Mpumalanga, are beginning to take shape, but provincial government is yet to announce when construction will start, said Mabuza’s spokesperson, Mabutho Sithole.Mabuza told the Sowetan in early February that his office and the national Department of Higher Education and Training have agreed that a university in the province is an urgent priority.While it’s certain the main campus will be in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga’s capital, authorities are still in the process of identifying suitable land, Mabuza told the newspaper.“We will work together with the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande, to take this process forward,” Mabuza said in his address, which marked the opening of the Mpumalanga legislature.The university will have various campuses across the province and at least one centre in each of the three municipal districts: Nkangala, Gert Sibande and Ehlanzeni. Faculties will be similarly spread, with the former KwaMhlanga College favoured for education, Sithole said“Faculties such as engineering, science and agriculture will be spread throughout various parts [of the province],” Mabuza added.Tertiary hospital for main campusThere are also plans to establish an extensive tertiary hospital alongside the Nelspruit campus to “ensure that our healthcare taps into the wealth of research and skills from the university”, Mabuza said.The hospital will be designed with various units currently lacking in the province’s public hospitals, so fewer patients will have to be transferred to Gauteng for treatment.“We intend to drastically cut down on the number of unnecessary referrals among the different levels of healthcare facilities,” Mabuza added.University to help retain youngstersAt the moment school-leavers in Mpumalanga are often forced to relocate to other provinces to study further.The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), University of Johannesburg, Pretoria University and Wits University – all in Gauteng – are popular choices.After repeated calls by youth organisations for universities to be built in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape, Nzimande assured the South African Students Congress in December 2009 that “the process is on track”.The Department of Higher Education and Training aims to double matriculant enrolment in the country’s tertiary institutions over the next five years, so building universities in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape will help meet this target.At the moment the only options for Mpumalanga-based students are TUT and the Vaal University of Technology – which offer limited courses through satellite campuses there; three Further Education and Training centres; and a handful of private colleges.Mabuza is certain a university in Mpumalanga will, among other things, help develop skills in the province.“In part, the establishment of a university in Mpumalanga will, in the long-term, contribute to knowledge generation, research and development, as well as training and skills development,” he said.last_img read more

ReadWriteWeb Recommends: The Best Free Service For Scheduling Tweets

first_imgHave you outgrown the blindly tweeting phase of social media? You need to get a Twitter schedule app that times your tweets for when your followers are around to hear from and react to you. How does the best free scheduler compare to the best paid service? Here’s the answer.The best social-media scheduling service is SocialFlow, which we reviewed in February. The service not only uses analytics to send tweets when most of your followers are online, it also can send when your followers are discussing the subject of your tweet. SocialFlow’s service is effective, with some people reporting as much as a 60% increase in engagement, but it’s also costly: $99 a month.We wanted something more affordable, and were willing to sacrifice some of the spot-on engagement for a free, easy service. HootSuite recently launched an auto-schedule feature, but in our tests, it doesn’t effectively time tweets to when most of your followers are online (we’re also not thrilled with the analytics, which HootSuite sends weekly as an email). We used to love the free offering at 14Blocks, which gave us the two top times to tweet each day which we could combine with the tweet scheduling of HootSuite or TweetDeck, but 14Blocks is now a paid service.Our Recommendation: Buffer 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Reviews#web HootSuite also allows schedule syncing with SocialBro, but Buffer stood out on another front: It offered the best analytics of the three services we looked at.We were able to quickly find the basic data for each tweet, including clicks, retweets and reach. Analytics are arranged chronologically, making it easy to see how a given tweet performed. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…center_img Related Posts Buffer let us connect one Facebook page, one Twitter account and one LinkedIn account for free, and we can schedule posts from whatever page we’re on with a Chrome or Firefox extension. We’re not content with mobile Buffer, as you have to copy links and open the Buffer app to schedule your post, but the desktop version works perfectly.What really set Buffer apart, however, was its integration with SocialBro, a free service for managing and analyzing Twitter followers and traffic. After running SocialBro’s “Best Times To Tweet” report, we can set Buffer to tweet at peak times with a single click. (Buffer recommends running the report weekly and updating your Buffer schedule after getting the results.)  dave copeland 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more