A series of reforms were voted through unanimously by 160 dele-gates at the 77th annual bakery students conference in Blackpool last weekend.The changes, including a new name and a new website, followed a strategic review led by outgoing president Paul Morrow.What was known as the NFBSS/IBB Alliance has been renamed the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees, or the Alliance for short, to clarify its purpose to those outside the baking industry – particularly those who control the structure of training and the provision of future funds, Morrow told the AGM, held on 6 May.Delegates at the conference, from nine colleges across the UK, also voted in favour of a new interactive website.President-elect Simon Solway unveiled the plans for the site at [http://www.bakersintraining.org], due to launch in early June. It will become a communications hub for students, where they can post questions and messages, he explained.As the meeting drew to its close, Unifine MD Simon Solway took over the chain of office from Morrow, and started his year’s term, with John Lindsay from BakeMark becoming president-elect.Solway and competition sponsors then presented prizes, which were won in the previous day’s bakery competition.The conference was attended by guests of honour the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackpool and the Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers, Anthony Greenwood.
Almost all football leagues in Europe have been suspended for a period, and the French Ligue 1 has even been abandoned with ten rounds unfinished.The cancellation means that Messi will keep his crown for another 12 months and Ronaldo will be left to wait until next year for a chance to equal the Argentine.****XINHUA Share on: WhatsApp Ballon D’OrKampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The prestigious world football prize, the Ballon d’Or, will not be handed out in 2020 due to “lack of sufficient fair conditions,” organizers France Football announced on Monday.“In exceptional circumstances, we must make exceptional provisions. For the first time in its history, which began in 1956, the Ballon d’Or France Football will not be awarded in 2020,” a statement by France Football read.“Because such a unique year cannot – and should not – be treated as an ordinary year. When in doubt, it is better to abstain than to persist,” the statement continued.Founded by France Football in 1956, the Ballon d’Or is an annual football award that has been widely recognized as the most prestigious individual honor for footballers.Between 2010 and 2015, the award merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year award and was renamed the FIFA Ballon d’Or. However, the partnership ended in 2016, and the name reverted to the Ballon d’Or, while FIFA also reverted to its own separate annual award as the Best FIFA Men’s (Women’s) Player.Argentina’s Lionel Messi has been awarded the Ballon d’Or a record six times after his win in 2019, one more win than his archrival Cristiano Ronaldo.The magazine started giving out a women’s award in 2018, but that has also been put on hold.Football, like other sports in the world, has been hit hard over past four months by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the impact ongoing and the future uncertain.
Facebook36Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Harlequin ProductionsHarlequin Productions is pleased to announce its newest staff member, Hap Clemons. Clemons joins Harlequin as its director of development. As Harlequin moves into their 26th season, Scot Whitney, Harlequin’s Managing Artistic Director, is excited about this addition. “With his experience and impressive track record, we expect to deepen our community relationships within Thurston County and beyond.”Clemons recently moved to Washington from Indiana where his career in fund development allowed him to work with several non-profits spanning the fields of medicine, education and fine arts, gaining experience in all aspects of fund development.Clemons is looking forward to engaging with the greater Olympia community. “My goal is to expand on the success that Harlequin has already experienced as a key player in the Olympia arts community,” he explains. “My experience as a collaborative leader will allow me to build on the success of Harlequin, expanding our base of friends and supporters, which will allow Harlequin to continue its dedication to quality live theater in Olympia.”“In our initial meetings with Hap, we could tell immediately that he held the arts in high esteem. Combine that with his extensive experience in development, and we feel he is the perfect complement to the dedicated Harlequin staff.” says Whitney.Hap Clemons can be reached at [email protected] or 360-705-3250 ext 104.
Kelowna entered the week as the fourth ranked squad but mowed through the competition before edging Brentwood of Vancouver Island 58-47 in the final.LVR lost to 69-60 to Wellington from Vancouver Island’s Nanaimo before putting together a two-game win streak to finish the season feeling pretty good.The Bombers dumped Charles Hays of Prince Rupert 81-54 Friday.Kingdon was a force throughout contest for the Bombers, finishing the game with 22 points and 10 rebounds.The game was tied at halftime 37-37 before the Bombers turned up the defence allowing Charles Hays to score 17 points in the final two quarters while ringing up 44 points.Zak added 13 points and five assists while Sturrup, Zukowski and Erich Schepkowski had 11, 12 and 10, respectively.The game was the final contest for senior starters Matt Zukowski, Jack Sturrup, Jesse Zak and Adam Berg and Cail Spencer and Erich Schepkowski. The L.V. Rogers Bombers rode into the sunset of the senior boy’s basketball season on a high note, stopping host Sahali Sabres 70-60 at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Basketball Championships Saturday in Kamloops.The result elevated the Bombers to finish 13th overall in the 16-team tournament. The Bombers were 15th in 2012.LVR entered the tournament as the 13th ranked team.Senior forward Matt Zukowski led the change for LVR with a game-high 25 points.Grade 11 forward Isaiah Kingdon added 20 points with Jesse Zak scoring 12 and Jack Sturrup 10.Zak also had five assists.The Kootenay champs led 57-39 after three periods before holding off a late fourth-quarter charge by the Sabres.The Bombers opened the tourney Wednesday falling to eventual champion Kelowna Christian 106-67.
During the past 15 years his own TKD schools (KCMA) have positively affected hundreds of students and families in the Nelson and Castlegar area and now he is leading a global fight for justice for the poor as founder of www.martialartsforjustice.org According to World Taekwondo Federation statistics, there are only 130 – 6th Dan in Canada out of 42,831 registered black belts. Master Dean Seminoff, who has been studying martial arts for more than 20 years, was in Florida to study for his sixth Dan Black Belt in the martial art of Taekwondo.Seminoff, of Crescent Valley an operator of a school in Nelson and Slocan Valley, is currently a fifth Dan WTF black belt as a member of the USCDKA.
4 May 2015South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) will no longer transport hunting trophies around the world, the airfreight company has said.It issued a policy and procedures advisory to its internal stakeholders advising of the embargo on the transportation of hunting trophies on 21 April. The embargo is limited to rhino, elephant, tiger, and lion.SAA Cargo is the division of South African Airways (SAA) that focuses on airfreight movement worldwide. It uses belly space of SAA’s passenger flights for cargo carriage and also runs a fleet of three dedicated cargo Boeing 737-300Fs.In the past it had experienced a problem in which some shipments containing hunting trophies were misdeclared and the group was fined in a foreign country. In one particular instance, early in April 2015, a shipment lodged as machinery spare parts was discovered in Australia while in transit to Kuala Lumpur. The shipment contained elephant tusks and was seized.SAA Cargo was issued with a Notice of Seizure. “We had to act swiftly to curb the problem of illegal transportation of animals,” said Tlali Tlali, SAA’s spokesperson.SAA Cargo will keep the embargo in place until all other options have been considered and stricter control measures have been put in place to prevent a recurrence. “When such measures are implemented we will advise all stakeholders accordingly in South Africa and at our international stations.”Africa Geographic, which publishes magazines and blogs about natural history and travel, reports that “the illegal trafficking of wildlife products has become a multi-billion dollar industry and the airways are constantly looking for new ways to combat the illegal trade.“Recently sniffer dogs have been introduced to many of the international airports in South Africa. SAA have also put their personnel through rigorous training in order for them to be able to identify various different wildlife products.”SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseBrother and sister duo Grant and Grace Lach from the Bloom-Carroll FFA Chapter are both serving on the Ohio FFA 2018-2019 Officer Team. They are the first twins to ever serve together as state officers in Ohio.“We have no choice but to work together and we make sure to make the most of it. I’d say we work together better than average for twins,” Grant said. “We don’t have many sibling fights.”“Sometimes we finish each others’ sentences,” Grace said. “Having a twin is like having a built-in best friend. We treat it as such and we work together really well.”Along with the rest of this year’s Ohio FFA State Officer Team, the Lachs have been hard at work getting reading for this week’s National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.“We have been really busy doing prep. At National Convention we are responsible for being on committees and changing things so they fit more with what our members need,” Grace said. “We have done a lot of work and research for our committees.”They are both looking forward to the events this week.“We have competed at National Convention before and we get to do this again this year and serve as delegates,” Grant said. “I am a part of the committee for the implementation of technology and social media in FFA programs and activities. It is something I really care about and I am excited to contribute positively to that aspect of the National FFA.”Beyond National Convention, the full calendar will continue for the twins with a packed schedule of FFA, school and family activities in the months ahead.“Our mom misses us, I’ll say that much,” Grace said. “You have to find that balance between school, being a state officer and family life. We are finding it, but they always say that National Convention is where it really hits.”Keep up with Grant and Grace this week via the Lach Twin Cam photos in this post as they progress through their busy National Convention. Making our way to Indianapolis with our teammates Holly McClay and Emma Dearth! Started delegate training today! Super excited to represent our state and enact positive change! Grant and Grace Lach We are setting up our Agriscience Fair project and honored to have the opportunity to represent our chapter and our state as we compete at the 91st National FFA Convention! GARTH BROOKS WAS OUTSTANDING. His performance was one that will be hard to top! He did a great job really involving the audience! Catching up with the family! We were able to meet up with our cousin Sheridan and our little brother Sean! Headed back to the hotel after a delegate business session – it didn’t end until 11:30!
India’s young paddlers stole the limelight in the Bahrain Junior and Cadet Open table tennis tournament, clinching four medals, including a gold, in Manama on Saturday.Besides the gold, India won two silver and a bronze.India fielded three teams in the cadet girls’ team event and swept all the three medals on offer.India A team won the gold, the India B the silver and the India C the bronze.India B team of Yashaswini Ghorpade and Kavya Sree Baskar beat Egypt in the first semifinal while India A defeated India C in the other semifinal. In the final, the India A team of Suhana Saini and Anargya Manjunath proved too strong for India B and clinched the gold medal on Friday night.In the junior girls’ competition, which was played in a round robin format, the Indian team of Manushree Patil and Swastika Ghosh beat three teams before losing to eventual champions Russia.The Indian team collected seven points to win the silver medal.Also Read | Sathiyan highest ranked Indian, Manika Batra into top 50
MONTREAL – A senior member of Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard’s cabinet flatly denied Friday she has begun mobilizing a bid to succeed him as Liberal leader.Dominique Anglade, who is deputy premier as well as economy minister, was quick to quash a report by Bernard Drainville, a former Parti Quebecois cabinet minister who is now a political pundit.Drainville said on Montreal radio station 98.5 FM that several sources told him Anglade was working the Liberal rank and file, even going as far as promising cabinet positions if she became leader.On Twitter, Anglade was quick to categorically deny the rumours and said she welcomed discussing the matter further with Drainville.For his part, Couillard seemed unfazed by the rumours and said he believes Anglade, describing her as a woman of great quality.But he told reporters he wouldn’t necessarily view such an act as a lack of loyalty from Anglade, who was recruited personally by the Liberal leader.Instead, Couillard said it demonstrates he’s been able to surround himself with strong personalities.“I take this with a lot of pride,” Couillard said. “I’ve been able to surround myself with very strong people. That is proof of strong leadership.“You have to be able to see that strong people around a leader are a testament to the strength of leadership. So for me, it’s not a real issue.”Couillard recalled that when he was health minister in former premier Jean Charest’s cabinet, there were stories every two weeks saying Couillard was preparing a succession, which he said was not the case.“So it always happens in political parties,” he said.Quebecers go to the polls Oct. 1.