Greenhalgh’s embarks on new training initiative

first_imgNorth-west company Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery has struck a partnership with Wigan Technical College to take on 12 apprentices a year in a “brand new initiative”.David Smart, Greenhalgh’s director and president of the Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA), aims to improve skills in the sector through training young bakers.“We have created a Greenhalgh’s apprenticeship course in collaboration with Wigan College and agreed to take in apprentices because we are big enough to do so,” he told British Baker.Smart plans to recruit 12 apprentices for a three-year programme, whereby the students spend two days a week at college and three days with the bakery. Greenhalgh’s runs 62 shops, supplied by two bakeries near Bolton.However, recruitment is proving tough and the bakery still has eight places to fill before the course kicks off in September. Smart said he would approach other colleges to fill his quota if the 12 hopefuls could not be recruited from Wigan Technical College alone.He said: “I am the national bakery president (of the CBA) and one of my presidential promises is to re-engage the industry with the colleges.”The students will learn theory and craft at college and gain practical experience at Greenhalgh’s. They will be paid the national rate for their age for the days worked at the bakery.last_img read more

Trauma Tuesday: Ski Lift Fail Edition (with bonus hotdogging)

first_imgThis clown (too harsh?) tries to get on the lift mid-mountain and pays for it.Ah, the ski lift fail. Most people have an unhealthy relationship with the lift. Getting on and off is one of the scariest, and biggest, huddles there is when learning how to ski and continues to give even the most seasoned riders trouble on occasion. Take myself for example. I’ve been shredding slopes since before I can remember, and yet I am legitimately frightened EVERY SINGLE TIME I have to disembark from a chair lift. This is not a joke. This is an actual problem. I once knew a person who couldn’t ski; not because they didn’t have the talent or desire, but because they were afraid they would throw themselves off the lift, voluntarily and without reason. That’s a little weird, but you get the point. There is even a whole movie based on the fear of chair lifts.I have a long history of terrible ski lift stories. There was the time I tried to ride a pommel lift early in my ski career and got my pole straps wrapped around the bar so that when I fell after about 10 feet of riding, I got dragged up the rest of the way by my arm. Or the time I tried to ride a steep t-bar almost to the top before catching an edge and taking out half the other riders on the way down. I’ve also broken highbacks, been clipped in the head, had my pack ripped off, dropped a glove (the WORST), and lost a ski while trying to drop snow on the skiers below (karma is also the worst/best). Yet, given all this, the chair lift is an essential part of the resort experience. Not only does it get you to the top, but it allows you to take a breather and chat with your fellow skiing stranger. There is a lot of other stuff that goes on on a chair lift, but we’ll save that for another post.If that didn’t get your goat, here’s some bonus footage of 1970s hotdogging. Epic bails, and even more epic ballet. Those were heady times. Love the guy drinking a beer as he warms up.last_img read more

Colombian Forces Arrest Eleven FARC Collaborators

first_img On August 17, during operation JERICHO 2, aimed at disrupting FARC’s Terrorist Support Networks (RAT), and continuing the process that began last June with a joint effort of the Southwestern Joint Command and National Police, the 6th battlefront ONT-FARC was raided once again in the Corinth and Caloto municipalities in the Cauca Department. The operation was the result of hard work and coordinating intelligence between the National Army and the police, where they gathered strong evidence regarding the participation of at least 11 people in different terrorist actions carried out by the ONT-FARC. These actions account for the assassination of three members of the Apollo Task Force on February 20th in the town of Palo, the Caloto municipality, where the attack with tatucos (homemade grenades) killed Mayor Dixon Castrillón, corporal Luis Enrique Rojas and soldier Mauricio Botero. The collaboration of the state forces strengthens the work that is being done in the Northern Cauca Department to combat FARC terrorist actions, which are based on the use of unconventional explosive devices, and actions that do not require direct confrontation, therefore, these arrests are important for the destabilization of the RAT. The investigation was conducted as a result of the comprehensive search for information, through the effective management of human sources with access to areas intruded by terrorist groups who commit frequent criminal acts, such as selective killings, forced displacement, arms trafficking, drug trafficking, and attacks on military and police units. Those arrested are being brought before a judge for Control of Guarantees to answer for the alleged crimes they are accused of. By Dialogo August 21, 2012last_img read more

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seizes More Than 3 Tons of Cocaine, Rescues Sea Turtle, Builds Partnerships

first_imgBy Press Release, U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast January 29, 2018 A U.S. Coast Guard cutter seized more than three tons of cocaine, rescued sea turtle, and built partnerships.last_img

Everday citizens study Bar issues

first_img January 15, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Everday citizens study Bar issues Gary Blankenship Senior Editor A cross section of Floridians is sitting in a hotel conference room, arrayed around a square of tables, listening intently.They include a director of a domestic abuse prevention agency, a neuropsychologist, a banking vice president, a retired FBI agent, and a court reporter. Being presented is a review of the Bar’s current advertising regulations by Bar Ethics Counsel Elizabeth Tarbert and tentative rule changes suggested by the Advertising Task Force 2004 by Chair Manny Morales.The presentations are followed by a spirited question-and-answer session, lively discussion, and then some pointed suggestions.The December 9 meeting was what is getting to be a typical meeting for The Florida Bar’s Citizens Forum, a group of mostly nonlawyers that is both playing a larger role in Bar issues and winning praise for its work.According to its mission statement, the forum is to “provide a vehicle for two-way communication between Florida’s major citizen constituencies and The Florida Bar to inform and educate the public about significant legal-justice issues and to gain public understanding and support.”In effect, the group is both a sounding board and a focus group on issues affecting the legal profession. Its work has won high praise from Bar leaders and Board of Governors, and a major effort of the Communications Committee this year is to involve the forum in more Bar issues.“I can’t say enough about the Citizens Forum,” board member Henry Latimer commented at the December Communications Committee meeting. “I think they give us very valuable insight.”The December gathering, held in conjunction with the Bar Board of Governors meeting, focused on lawyer advertising issues. In October, the forum studied the legal needs of children, particularly those related to domestic violence. In the past it has tackled such diverse topics as merit selection and retention of trial judges and the image of the legal profession.In many ways, the forum discussion on advertising mirrored debates held at the Board of Governors meetings and other venues on the difficulties and frustrations of balancing free speech rights with advertising regulations. But the forum did reach some definite conclusions — along with fulfilling their role of providing an independent, nonlegal eye on Bar issues.“The two primary things that any regulation of advertising needs to do is, number one, protect the consumers of the state and, number two, to do what the Bar can to enhance the image of the profession,” said John Biesinger, a vice president with Wachovia Trust. “To me, simplicity should rule. Lawyers are really good about over-regulating and over-defining, but many lawyers aren’t even looking at what we’ve got on the books today.”He and other members advocated that the Bar should set those principles, reduce the number of rules, and create an enforcement committee empowered to level steep penalties for violators.Members stuck to that view even though Morales said such a scheme might have trouble passing constitutional muster. “Here’s what I’m hearing: We want to have less rules that are more general in nature, but on the other hand we’re going to say if you degrade the profession, we want you disbarred,” he said. “I don’t know how we enforce that.”But task force members continued to insist they saw such simplification as important.They also had two other recommendations. One was to reach out to law students and educate them about the importance of ethical advertising.The second was that attorney Web sites should be regulated the same as other forms of advertising. The advertising task force has made a preliminary recommendation that Web sites be treated as information provided at the request of a potential client. That exempts them from most ad regulations, except general rules that the information must not be false, misleading, or deceptive.Task force members, though, said they see Web sites as high-tech Yellow Pages and that regulations should be the same.“Web sites are almost exclusively the way some people get information,” said Roddie Bailey, a real estate developer from Panama City. “It’s not difficult to type in www.pitbull.com and see that Web site. I suggest you make the rules uniform across the medium.”That also illustrated the importance of keeping rules simple because technology will bring new ways of marketing. “I don’t think the speed at which the Bar can regulate is fast enough to keep up with the things that will be coming to us,” Biesinger said. “The bottom line. . . is simplicity. The easier the Bar makes what’s right and what’s wrong, the easier it will make the regulating of something that is increasingly getting out of control.”The forum’s tentative conclusions were presented to the Board of Governors the next day, when it received a detailed report from Morales on the task force’s preliminary recommendations. (See story, page 1 . ) The task force will receive a report of the forum’s conclusions as part of its input process.Aside from advertising, members also put the finishing touches on their recommendations on the legal needs of children. Those were presented to the Communications Committee, which in turn sent them to the Committee on the Legal Needs of Children for consideration.The forum made several findings and recommendations, including:• Every child in the legal system should have a lawyer/legal counsel.• The Florida Bar should recognize that children not only may be direct victims of abuse but can be witnesses to abuse and that, in both situations, they have unique needs.• The majority of cases involving abuse are complex and last a long period of time. It is difficult for lawyers in active practice to take on such cases pro bono. The lawyers best suited to handle these cases are employed by legal aid organizations. Legal aid organizations need more funding in order to hire more lawyers.• The Florida Bar should study loopholes in F.S. 787.03 which adversely affect the children and mothers/women who are victims of abuse.• There is a problem with domestic abuse among immigrants. A joint effort between immigration lawyers and family lawyers — i.e., providing education for volunteer lawyers or others involved in the cases — would be beneficial. The Florida Bar should facilitate a joint effort between relevant sections in this regard.• The Florida Bar should take the lead in the provision of education/training regarding children’s legal issues including domestic violence; notably, law students, guardians ad litem, and judges need additional (nonlegal) training/education regarding domestic abuse situations.• The Florida Bar should study and consider support of the Palm Beach County model of one judge/one family.• The Florida Bar should prioritize the recommendation of the Commission on the Legal Needs of Children that would amend F.S. Chapters 39, 61, 984, and 985 to authorize information sharing among courts handling cases involving custody, delinquency, truancy, child abuse, and neglect.• Further, the Citizens Forum supports all recommendations of the commission regarding technology and the courts, particularly supporting “A Model Family Court for Florida” as the blueprint for a unified family court and improved technology between the courts and executive agencies working with families (must be a legislative priority).• The Florida Bar should prioritize and take the lead in enacting the commission’s recommendation to create local interdisciplinary groups of social service, psychology, medical, and legal experts.• The Florida Bar should prioritize the commission’s recommendation that Florida should develop a statewide comprehensive system and structure for children’s representation.• In domestic violence abuse cases, The Florida Bar should consider ways to ensure cooperation of the attorney for the child and the attorney for the protective parent.• The Florida Bar should study the need for any revisions to current statutes to ensure that children in domestic violence/abuse cases not be removed from the protective parent. 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Arsenal assured Dani Ceballos will still be joining club on loan

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal assured Dani Ceballos will still be joining club on loan Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Jul 2019 12:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link482Shares Asensio suffered a serious injury this week (Picture: Reuters)Ceballos will spend the next year at Arsenal, before returning to Real, and his arrival at the Emirates will serve as a major boost to Unai Emery.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal have been frustrated in their attempts to land Emery’s top targets due to a modest transfer budget of just £45million.Efforts to land Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha and Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney have been fruitless so far, but Ceballos is set to sign for Arsenal alongside Saint-Etienne centre-back William Saliba.center_img Ceballos is set to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have reportedly been told there is no need to be concerned the injury to Real Madrid star Marco Asensio will affect their loan move for Dani Ceballos.Real confirmed on Wednesday Asensio had suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, with the young midfielder now set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.Arsenal had been on the verge of completing a loan deal for Ceballos, but Asensio’s sudden injury woes raised concerns the transfer move could be called off.But the Sun claim Real have assured Arsenal the loan deal with go ahead and the Gunners are now poised to announce the signing officially.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal are now poised to confirm Ceballos’ arrival (Picture: Getty)The French youngster will sign a long-term contract with Arsenal before returning to Ligue 1 on loan for the coming season.Arsenal are poised to announce the double signing and might confirm the deals before the end of the week, with both Ceballos and Saliba reportedly in London.Despite the transfer woes, Arsenal have enjoyed an excellent pre-season so far and are yet to be beaten in regular time.Real Madrid needed extra time to beat Arsenal in their last game, while the Gunners have claimed victories over Bayern Munich, Fiorentina and Colorado Rapids.MORE: Unai Emery admits Marco Asensio injury is ‘bad news’ in Arsenal’s pursuit of Dani CeballosMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisementlast_img read more

Thurston County Workshop Gives Tips to Make Home Improvement More Efficient

first_imgSubmitted by Northwest Energy TeamOlympia Businesses Offer DIY AdviceBrent Foster, of Northwest Infrared, chats with a Thurston County resident during a previous HEAT workshop.The last Home Efficiency Action Training (HEAT) workshop of the season is Thursday, April 25, 5p.m. – 7p.m. at the Lacey Timberland Library. These workshops are free and the public is invited. HEAT is organized by several local groups and businesses that focus on conserving energy and energy efficiency.This workshop focuses on things you should know before you or a contractor tackles a home improvement project. If you know why your home behaves as it does, you can lower your energy bills and make your home more comfortable with little to no extra cost. So if you’re planning, for example, to tear into your attic, take care of everything you can while you’re up there. That way you don’t have to go up again any time soon.Speaking of attics, let’s talk about attic projects.With the warmer months approaching (slowly), people start thinking about those eleven stifling days in the middle of August where we swear, next year, we will improve the situation. It’s next year now. What are you going to do? Sun shining on your roof in August heats your attic to 140° so a good, inexpensive place to start is by checking your roof’s insulation and sealing up any air leaks in your ceiling.Air SealingCrawl up in your attic and take a look around. First thing you want to do is to seal any holes between your ceiling and the attic with spray foam or caulk. These can be speaker boxes, fire alarms, any hole cut in your ceiling. Can lights are notoriously bad air leakers. Do NOT try to seal them.  Frankly, the best and safest thing to do is to buy retrofit cans from the local hardware store.If you can’t find the air leaks easily, look for discolored insulation that is grey or black or generally grubby. This shows where air has leaked from your living space into the attic. The grubbiness is dust from your house filtered through the insulation.InsulationFor Olympia’s mild climate, you’ll need a blanket of about 10 inches thick of cellulose (R-38). Pile it on! Insulation is wonderful for trapping winter warmth. It is equally effective keeping your home cool in the summer.Adding insulation is something you can do yourself. The blow-in cellulose is wonderful stuff and gives you excellent return for your money. You can apply it right over the old insulation unless any critters have lived in your insulation at any point. This includes rats, raccoons, birds, possums, etc. Contaminated insulation has to go. All of it. You don’t want to live with what those squatters have left behind.VentilationWhether you or a contractor add insulation, check that your eve, or soffit, vents don’t get covered with insulation. These are the vents on the underside of the eves that help keep your attic properly ventilated. Baffles are used to keep the eve vents from getting clogged. While you’re at it, also check to make sure your ridge vents are not too tightly sealed by bug screens.So that’s the kind of stuff that will be covered at this Thursday’s HEAT workshop. Other topics will include:Are attic fans useful?My house has gable vents. Are those good?My roof sheathing is black. Why?Will opening the attic hatch on a hot day help cool my house?What to watch for if getting your roof replaced.Are there any Energy Star or Puget Sound Energy rebates available for my project?Are there any low-interest loans out there for my project?Plus many other FAQs addressed. Email or call ahead if you have a specific issue so you can be sure to get a well-thought-out opinion.This HEAT workshop’s featured speaker is building science expert Brent Foster of Northwest Infrared. Paul Ivy of Northwest Energy Team will address HVAC/ductless heat pump questions. Representatives from PSE will be there is give details on their Re-Energize rebates. And a representative from Generations Credit Union will give a brief run down on their low interest home improvement loans.Bring your questions, pen and paper. Be ready to take notes! See you this Thursday at 5pm.For questions, please contact Paul Ivy at 360-357-9167 or email [email protected] Facebook21Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Robin Uthappa reveals cricket was the only thing that probably kept him from ‘jumping…

first_imgImage Courtesy: IPL/PTIAdvertisement 4nhbNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5xpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) l33Would you ever consider trying this?😱4pnCan your students do this? 🌚kyqRoller skating! Powered by Firework Depression is a mental health disorder that a many people suffer worldwide, and even some sportspersons are affected by it. Team India’s veteran Robin Uthappa, known for his hard hitting knocks and huge sixes, was fighting with depression during his career, and even developed suicidal tendencies. However, the only thing that prevented the wicket keeping batsman from ‘jumping off the balcony’ was the thing that he is best at- the gentleman’s game.Advertisement Image Courtesy: IPL/PTINow without any cricketing fixtures and the suspension of 2020 Indian Premier League, a number of franchises of the cash rich league have taken to live sessions on social media, where players talk about various topics ranging from their career to personal matters.In the latest episode of ‘Mind, Body and Soul’ a three part series discuss positivity, mental health, and happiness, hosted by Royal Rajasthan Foundation, Uthappa revealed a phase of his career when he was battling against depression.Advertisement “I remember around 2009 to 2011, it was constant and I would deal with that on a daily basis. There were times where I wasn’t even thinking about cricket, it was probably the farthest thing in my mind,” the 34 year old said in the session.While the negative thoughts clouded his mind during the times with no fixtures, heading to the 22 yards was the perfect remedy for Uthappa.Advertisement He continued: “I was thinking about how I would survive this day and move on to the next, what’s happening to my life and in which direction am I heading. Cricket kept my mind off of these thoughts but it became really difficult on non-match days and during the off-season.”“On days, I would just be sitting there and would think to myself on the count of three, I’m going to run and jump off of the balcony but something kind of just held me back,” the Kerala cricket team star added.Uthappa has made 46 ODI and 13 T20I appearances for the Men in Blue, his last one dating all the way back in July 2015 in an ODI against Zimbabwe. The former Kolkata Knight Riders icon was picked by Rajasthan Royals ahead of IPL 2020.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Ajinkya Rahane gives his thoughts about the Elephant-icide in Kerala Advertisementlast_img read more

Teenage Uruguayan striker on QPR’s radar

first_imgQPR are interested in highly-rated Uruguayan youngster Kevin Mendez.The 18-year-old striker, who plays for Penarol in his homeland, shone at the Under-17 World Cup last year.Many European clubs, including Chelsea, have been monitoring Mendez.Liverpool were recently linked with a move for him and Paris St-Germain decided against making an offer following talks with his representatives.Those representatives are keen for the player to secure a move to Europe and the potential deal is one of several being followed up by QPR chairman Tony Fernandes ahead of the start of the new season.Fernandes is also looking to agree the signing of Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer. West London Sport revealed this week that Rangers have had a bid for the Netherlands midfielder, 24, rejected but are considering making an improved offer.See also:Sigthorsson deal ‘dragging on’ – RedknappNorwich reject bid from QPR for FerFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more