2019 Playoffs: Blue Darters and Mustangs heading to postseason tonight

first_img Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Apopka Blue Darterscenter_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 8-1 Apopka hosts 8-2 Flagler Palm Coast; 7-3 Wekiva travels to 9-0 Fleming IslandThis is becoming an impressive trend in Apopka.For the fourth straight season, both the Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs have qualified for the high school football postseason tournament. For Apopka, it’s the 20th straight trip to the playoffs.The Blue Darters come in with an 8-1 record, a District 8A-4 title, and ranked #5 in the state 8-A poll. They are the #3 seed in Class 8A-Region 1, are on a four-game winning streak and have outscored those opponents 116-11. They face the #6 seeded Flagler Palm Coast Bulldogs who finished the regular season with an 8-2 record.The Mustangs are seeded #6 in Class 7A-Region 1 with a 7-3 record. They travel to Orange Park to face the #3 seeded and undefeated Fleming Island Golden Eagles. Welcome to the playoffs where records, momentum, rankings, and computer simulations mean nothing. The postseason has no memory or conscience. Its formula is simple…win and advance…lose and go home. Both Apopka and Wekiva are five wins away from a state championship… and one loss away from ending their season.If the Blue Darters win tonight, they would face the winner of the Bartram Trail Bears (9-0) – Spruce Creek Hawks (6-3) game. If Bartram Trail is successful, Apopka would travel to St. John’s (near Jacksonville) to face the Bears, a team they defeated last season 33-28. If Spruce Creek prevails, they would travel to Apopka to face the Blue Darters next Friday.If Wekiva wins tonight, they would face the winner of the Niceville Eagles (10-0) – Chiles Timberwolves (6-4) game. If Niceville wins, the Mustangs would travel to the panhandle (Niceville is near Pensacola) to face an undefeated Eagles team. If Chiles (of Tallahassee) wins, they would travel to Apopka to face Wekiva on Friday.Both games (Flagler Palm Coast at Apopka, and Wekiva at Fleming Island) kickoff at 7:30 PM tonight, and check The Apopka Voice Facebook page this evening for live updates, and final score alerts.Feature Photo by Melvin Bolden Jr. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSApopka Blue DartersWekiva Mustangs Previous article13.5% of Florida residents live in poverty, Census Bureau findsNext articleCommemorating the ‘Great War,’ America’s forgotten conflict Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Former Hurricanes lock banned for 5 weeks after punches against Munster

first_imgThursday Mar 12, 2020 Former Hurricanes lock banned for 5 weeks after punches against Munster Scarlets second row Sam Lousi has been suspended for the punches he threw and was red carded for against Munster in the round 13 Guinness PRO14 fixture recently.ADVERTISEMENTShown a red card by referee Mike Adamson, Lousi infringed Law 9.12 – a player must not physically or verbally abuse anyone. Physical abuse includes, but is not limited to, biting, punching, contact with the eye or eye area, striking with any part pf the arm (including stiff-arm tackles), shoulder, head or knee(s), stamping, trampling, tipping or kicking.Adamson has no option but to send Lousi from the field.The Disciplinary Hearing was handled by Rory Bannerman (Scotland) and it was accepted that the Player’s actions warranted a red card for foul play. The incident was deemed a top-end offence, which carries a 10-week suspension.Lousi’s previous clean disciplinary record, acceptance of his actions and remorse shown warranted application of 50 per cent mitigation which brings his ban to five weeks.He is free to resume playing from midnight on April 5, 2020, but was also reminded of his right to appeal.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Supreme Court Weekly Round Up

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Weekly Round Up Sanya Talwar28 Jun 2020 4:13 AMShare This – xWeek Commencing June 22 to June 28, 20201. SC Allows Jagannath Rath Yatra At Puri On Conditions [Odisha Vikash Parishad V. Union of India & Ors]Modifying the absolute stay on conduct of Jagannath Rath Yatra in Odisha, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Rath Yatra at Puri, observing the strict restrictions and regulations of the Centre and the State Government. A bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login1. SC Allows Jagannath Rath Yatra At Puri On Conditions [Odisha Vikash Parishad V. Union of India & Ors]Modifying the absolute stay on conduct of Jagannath Rath Yatra in Odisha, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Rath Yatra at Puri, observing the strict restrictions and regulations of the Centre and the State Government. A bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices Dinesh Maheshwari & AS Bopanna ordered that the Centre and State should “work in tandem” with conditions that included imposition of a curfew in the city of Puri on all days and during the time when Chariots are taken in procession, maintenance of social distancing during chariot pulling and others.Also Read: Curfew During Procession, Social Distancing, Only COVID19 Negative Persons To Pull Rath : Read SC Directions On Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra2. SC Accepts CBSE Notification Cancelling Examinations [Read CBSE’s Assessment Scheme For Class X & XII] [Amit Bhathla V. CBSE & Anr.]The Supreme Court accepted the draft notification issued by the Central Board of Secondary Examination regarding the assessment scheme for the cancelled examinations of Class X and XII exams. The CBSE filed an affidavit in the Court explaining the assessment scheme. The CISCE also told the bench that the ICSE exams have also been cancelled and that they will publish the assessment scheme soon. Taking note of the affidavits of CBSE and ICSE, a bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari & Sanjiv Khanna disposed of the petitions, and also similar cases pending in High Courts.Also Read: All You Want To Know About CBSE’s Assessment Scheme For Class X & XII As Accepted by Supreme Court3. SC Stays Investigation & Coercive Action On Multiple FIRs Against Journalist Amish Devgan Over Remarks On Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti [Amish Devgan V. Union of India]The Supreme Court on Friday stayed investigation and coercive action against News18 anchor Amish Devgan on the multiple FIRs registered against him over his remarks on Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti till the next date of hearing. A vacation bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari & Sanjiv Khanna issued notice on his writ petition seeking quashing of the FIRs and asked him to implead all the defacto complainants. The notice is returnable by July 8 and the matter will be listed after that.4. SC Stays West Bengal Police Probe In FIRs Against OpIndia Editor Nupur Sharma, CEO Rahul Roushan Etc [Nupur J. Sharma & Ors. V. State Of West Bengal & Ors]The Supreme Court passed an interim order staying the investigation in three FIRs registered by West Bengal police against the editors and founders of online news portal ‘OpIndia’. A bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul & B R Gavai passed the order in the writ petition filed by Nupur J Sharma, Editor of OpIndia, her husband Vaibhav Sharma, founder and CEO of the news portal Rahul Roushan and the Editor of the Hindi wing of the platform Ajeet Bharti.5. SC Refuses To Interfere With Calcutta HC Order Directing Action Against Bank of Baroda; Says ‘It Is Open To RBI To Modify HC Direction’ [Banks of Baroda V. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. & Ors.]The Supreme Court dismissed the special leave petition filed by Bank of Baroda(BoB) against the February 10 order of the Calcutta High Court, which had directed the Reserve Bank of India to consider taking steps against the BoB, including cancellation of its license, for not honouring its commitments on an unconditional bank guarantee. Though the SC dismissed the BoB’s appeal, it has granted liberty to the Reserve Bank of India to take such action as necessary, in modification of the peremptory directions of the Calcutta HC. This means that the compulsory tone of the the Calcutta HC direction has been diluted by a bench comprising Justices Hemant Gupta & Aniruddha Bose. The top court has now left the matter to the discretion of the RBI.6. HC Cannot Convert Itself Into Court Of Appeal While Considering Petitions Under Article 227: SC [Mohd. Inam V. Sanjay Kumar Singhal & Ors.]The Supreme Court reiterated that while hearing a petition under Article 227 of the Constitution of India, a High Court cannot convert itself into a court of appeal. A bench of Justices Navin Sinha & BR Gavai observed that the High Court ignored the the legal position expounded in a three judge bench judgment in Achal Misra vs. Rama Shanker Singh wherein it was specifically held, that even if a party does not challenge the vacancy order by way of writ petition, it is still open to it to challenge the same order along with the final order passed under Section 16 in the revision under Section 18 of the U.P. Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972.7. Power U/s 482 CrPC Can Be Exercised To Quash Criminal Proceedings Which Are Ex Facie Bad For Want Of Sanction: SC [D. Devraka V Owais Sabeer Hussain]The Supreme Court has observed that the power under Section 482 of Code of Criminal Procedure can be exercised to quash criminal proceedings which are ex facie bad for want of sanction, frivolous or in abuse of process of court. A bench of Justices R. Banumathi & Indira Banerjee observed that, sanction was a legal requirement which empowers the Court to take Cognizance and the High Court ought to have exercised its power to quash the complaint instead of remitting the appellant to an application under Section 245 of the Criminal Procedure Code to seek discharge.8. Interim Orders In Writ Petitions Involving Contractual Matters Should Be Passed Only After Carefully Weighing Public Interest: SC [Rajasthan State Warehousing Corporation Vs. Star Agriwarehousing And Collateral Management Limited]The Supreme Court has reiterated that passing any interim orders in writ petitions involving contractual matters, the courts must carefully weigh conflicting public interests. The bench observed that the grant of interim order impinges upon the grant of contract by the state and is not in public interest that too without recording any reasons. A bench comprising Justices Hemant Gupta & Aniruddha Bose the grant of interim order impinges upon the grant of contract by the state and is not in public interest that too without recording any reasons. While allowing the appeal.9. Franklin Templeton : SC Transfers Pleas In Madras, Delhi & Gujarat HCs Against Winding Up Of Debt Funds To Karnataka HC [Franklin Templeton Trustee Services Private Ltd. & Anr. V. Areez Phirozsha Khambatta & Ors.]The Supreme Court has transferred the petitions pending in the High Courts of Gujarat, Madras and Delhi challenging the winding up of the debt funds of Franklin Templeton to the High Court of Karnataka. The order came in the transfer petition filed by Franklin Templeton seeking consolidation of various petitions filed with respect to the winding up of debt funds. “Let the matters be transmitted to the High Court of Karnataka within 15 days by the concerned High Courts. Let the High Court of Karnataka hear and finally decide the matter, including the SEBI appeal, within three months”, ordered a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra & S Abdul Nazeer.10. SC Issues Notice On J&K HC Bar Association President Mian Abdul Qayoom’s Habeas Plea Against Detention Order [Mian Abdul Qayoom V. Union of India]The Supreme Court issued notice in a plea filed by Senior Advocate and Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association President Mian Abdul Qayoom, challenging the 28th May, 2020 Order of the J&K High Court which dismissed his habeas corpus petition and upheld his detention under the J&K Public Safety Act, 1978. A Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul & BR Gavai heard the matter and issued notice on the same, returnable in the first week of July after reopening of the Supreme Court. An interim order has also been passed to provide the Qayoom with summer clothing and daily essentials while he remains in detention at Tihar Jail.11. SC Dismisses Review Petitions Against Judgment Decriminalizing Adultery [All Religious Affinity Movement V. Joseph Shine & Anr]The Supreme Court has dismissed two review petitions filed against its judgment which decriminalized adultery by striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code. An organisation named All Religious Affinity Movement had filed one of the review petitions against the judgment. A bench of CJI SA Bobde, Justices RF Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud & Indu Malhotra dismissed the plea observing that they did not find any ground to entertain the same.12. Tablighi Jamaat : SC Asks Foreign Nationals To Serve Copy Of Plea Against Blacklisting Order To Centre [Maulana Ala Hadrami & Ors. V. Union of India]The Supreme Court on Friday asked the foreign nationals who challenged the Ministry of Home Affairs’s order blacklisting them for alleged participation in Tablighi Jamaat activities to serve the copy of their petition to the Central Government. A bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari & Sanjiv Khanna said that their pleas will be heard on Monday.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

SBC WMU honors public service personnel

first_imgLatest Stories “The WMU of Southside Baptist Church supports the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and the Kathleen Mallory Mission Offering each year,” Rogers said.“We also have other mission projects including local projects to provide help to those in need. Our mission is missions and we certainly have a mission here at home, too.” Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… SBC WMU honors public service personnel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author You Might Like Legislators support Troy in PACT debate Now that Troy University’s Board of Trustees voted to nullify its cap on tuition for the Prepaid Affordable College Tuition… read more Skip Print Article “It’s always rewarding to know that what you do does not go unnoticed.”Juanita Rogers, a member of the WMU Cox Group, said the Cox, Stephens, West and Mary Ann groups worked together to plan, prepare and carry out the appreciation luncheon.“We all recognize what our law enforcement officers and fire fighters do to take care of our city and keep us safe,” she said. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder The Women’s Mission Union of Southside Baptist Church hosted a luncheon Monday for the public service personnel in the city of Troy.About 50 members of the Troy Police Department, Troy Fire Department, Pike County Sheriff’s Department and the Troy University Police Department, along with Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford, accepted the invitation and enjoyed the lunch and the fellowship of the gathering.“I know that I speak for everyone in expressing appreciation to the Southside WMU for such a wonderful lunch and for the recognition and appreciation for what these men and women do every day to keep Troy safe and our residents secure,” Lunsford said. “Everyone appreciates them but we don’t let them know as often as we should. This luncheon is just one way to say ‘thank you for all you do.’”Rogers said the luncheon was the first of its kind at Southside Baptist Church, but the WMU is considering making the luncheon an annual event.“Even if the luncheon is an annual event, we won’t stop there in expressing our appreciation to our law enforcement officers and fire fighters for all they do,” she said.Rogers said the WMU is a mission-minded organization that supports missions at home and abroad. Published 7:07 pm Monday, August 16, 2010 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Norway: Bergen Group Signs Frigate Maintenance Contract

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Norway: Bergen Group Signs Frigate Maintenance Contract View post tag: Signs View post tag: News by topic Industry news Bergen Group BMV has been awarded a contract with the Norwegian Armed Forces’ logistics organization for the ship technical maintenance of the Navy’s frigate class for the next two years. The contract includes an option for one-year extension for further three years. For the first two years, the contract has an estimated value of NOK 150-200 million.The project involves planning, coordination and implementation of scheduled maintenance, corrective maintenance and other additional work on the Navy’s five frigates. The work will mainly be conducted on the Navy’s main naval base at Haakonsvern just outside Bergen.The new frigates are highly complex vessels, and the implementation of such a project requires great demands on expertise, quality and documentation.“This contract represents a new and important milestone in the Bergen Group’s long-term strategy to develop the Group’s expertise and capacity related to complex maritime projects. The Navy is a demanding customer who challenges us constructively on these areas”, says CEO Terje Arnesen in Bergen Group.Bergen Group’s cooperation with the Norwegian Armed Forces has a history going back to 2002 when the yard took over the traditions of many years of collaboration between the Norwegian Armed Forces, BMV Laksevåg and the former yard Mjellem & Karlsen. In November 2010, Bergen Group was awarded the contract with the Norwegian Armed Forces’ logistics organization on maritime technical major overhaul of the F-310 frigate KNM Fridtjof Nansen. This project was completed in 2011. The new contract will mainly involve the same type of work on the other vessels of the frigate class.Bergen Group is an innovative supplier of products, services and solutions to the offshore and maritime industry. The group has 1,600 skilled and motivated employees associated with well-established companies strategically located in key areas along the coast of Norway. Bergen Group BMV, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bergen Group ASA, is located in Laksevåg in Bergen. The company has approximately 200 employees.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , June 7, 2012 View post tag: maintenance View post tag: Group View post tag: Bergen View post tag: Frigate June 7, 2012 Share this article View post tag: Navy Norway: Bergen Group Signs Frigate Maintenance Contract View post tag: contract View post tag: Navallast_img read more

HMS Queen Elizabeth joined by frigates on sea trials

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Queen Elizabeth joined by frigates on sea trials Authorities Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was joined by two frigates as she embarked on her maiden sea trials.The frigates’ role is to secure the seas around the aircraft carrier as she conducts vital system tests off the coast of Scotland today.HMS Queen Elizabeth left Rosyth, where she has been under construction since 2014, on Monday with 700 sailors and 200 industry contractors on board.Type 23 frigates HMS Sutherland and HMS Iron Duke have now joined the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier, along with Merlin Mk2 helicopters of the Fleet Air Arm, to guard the seas as the trials get under way.Commander Andrew Canale, the Commanding Officer of HMS Sutherland, said: “It is a huge honour for us all in HMS Sutherland to be the first ship to escort HMS Queen Elizabeth on her maiden sea voyage. This is a new chapter in the history of the Royal Navy in which our aircraft carriers will have the ability to project power globally for the next 50 years.“Everyone in HMS Sutherland is proud to be involved in this historic occasion. For me and all my ship’s company, seeing her on the ocean waves for the first time is a sight we will never forget.”The sea trials under way of the coast of Scotland are designed to test the carrier’s engines and propulsion systems, plus her ability to produce fresh water, cope with sewage, feed the crew, and supply those on board with electricity.The carrier’s departure from Rosyth on Monday is one highlight of a national effort which has involved more than 10,000 people across the land – not least six shipyards – clocking up 51,000,000 man hours. June 29, 2017 Share this article View post tag: HMS Queen Elizabethcenter_img HMS Queen Elizabeth joined by frigates on sea trials View post tag: HMS Iron Duke View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: HMS Sutherlandlast_img read more

Notre Dame cancels reunion celebrations

first_img By Tommie Lee – April 16, 2020 0 323 Notre Dame cancels reunion celebrations Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp (Spencer Marsh/95.3 MNC) Notre Dame has canceled the Reunion 2020 events over concerns about the coronavirus.The classes that would be celebrating this year get together every five years. The South Bend Tribune reports that this year’s four-day event, planned for June, has been canceled along with the university’s summer programming through at least July 6.Registration and housing refunds are being issued to those who had already signed up. Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleAmid COVID-19 pandemic Mishawaka store hosts Grand OpeningNext articleThursday afternoon coronavirus numbers: Indiana has 9500+ cases; Michigan 29,000+ Tommie Leelast_img read more

Transparency call for food industry

first_imgThere should be a “revolution in transparency and traceability” within the food industry, it was claimed today.Speaking at the IGD Convention 2013, the organisation’s chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch said the industry was under greater scrutiny than ever before – thanks to the issue of the horsemeat contamination scandal.She told attendees: “Trust has been picking up since horsemeat, but we’re under more scrutiny than ever. It’s vital that we now lead a revolution in transparency and traceability. It won’t be easy and it will take time, but it’s the biggest opportunity of a generation.”IGD ShopperVista research unveiled at the event showed that 56% of shoppers – up from 34% in 2011 – want to know more about where their food comes from. Currently only 12% feel they know “quite a lot” about the origin of their food.Denney-Finch added: “We have a great opportunity to close that gap. And people’s expectations are already high. Eight in 10 shoppers believe that food and grocery companies should know where every single ingredient comes from.“Whenever we’re transparent, it shows that we are confident – as we should be. What we sell has never been safer, more reliable, better quality or better value. I’ve visited hundreds of farms, factories, distribution centres and stores around the world, so I know first-hand. The people and companies with integrity will prevail.”last_img read more

Bristol pie-makers fight hunger with trees

first_imgBristol-based pie restaurant and manufacturer Pieminister has smashed its target of planting 50,000 trees in Malawi with its Pie One Get One Tree campaign.At festivals and in its restaurant, Pieminister sold every single one of its special edition Scrumpea and Tipsy Chicken pies, made with Somerset cider donated by Orchard Pig. The Tipsy Chicken pie proved so popular that an open-top variant is to be added permanently to the menu.The 57,176 trees will be planted before the end of the year by Bristol charity Temwa, long-term friend and neighbour of Pieminister, to support its Community Forest Project in northern Malawi. The project aims to prevent devastating soil erosion in the region.Jon Simon, Pieminister co-founder and managing director, said: “The size of our forest – which will cover more area than 30 football pitches – is down to the support of our loyal pie fans. Both in our restaurants and at the summer’s festivals, people loved trying the two special pies we created to support this great cause.“I’m sure the delicious taste of Somerset cider in both recipes is why they sold like hot cakes – or rather, pies!”TreesTemwa fights poverty with community-based projects, giving people the knowledge and resources to become self-sufficient. The trees will combat falling crop yields in the Nkhata Bay North region by fighting the rapid deforestation of the area, 30% in 10 years.Jo Hook, founder of Temwa, said: “Nkhata Bay North is a particularly isolated part of the country and its community needs to cut and use trees every day for firewood and building. It’s crucial that these trees are replaced, not only to stabilise the soil which erodes without tree roots, but also to stabilise the lives of the Nkhata Bay North people.“This Pieminister forest will change so many lives for the better, so thank you for eating all the pies this summer.”Pieminister was founded in 2003 by Jon Simon and Tristan Hogg. It runs pie restaurants, cafés and pubs across the UK and supplies supermarkets including Asda, Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado.last_img read more

Greggs High Court ruling could change toilet law

first_imgA High Court ruling over two Greggs stores could see even the smallest cafés and bakeries having to install customer toilet facilities.Until now, only establishments with 10 or more seats are required to provide facilities, but the latest round in a battle between Hull City Council and Newcastle City Council, the Department of Innovation & Skills and Greggs could change all of this.The dispute started when Hull City Council took exception to advice from Newcastle City Council relating to toilet provision in food outlets. Approved by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills’ (BIS) Better Regulation Delivery Office, the advice said that toilets did not need to be provided where “simple takeaway food was sold”, even when some seating was provided for customers who wanted to eat on site.Hull City Council disagreed with the advice, focusing its complaint on two Greggs shops in Hull. It said that allowing them not to provide toilet facilities gave them an “unlawful and unfair” commercial advantage.”well-founded”At a High Court hearing in Leeds, Mr Justice Kerr ruled in favour of Hull City Council and against lawyers representing Newcastle City Council, the BIS and Greggs, saying its claim was “well-founded” and that the advice of Newcastle City Council was flawed.Both of the Hull Greggs in question have fewer than 10 seats each, meaning that the case could set a precedent over the provision of toilets which could affect up to 21,500 takeaways and 5,230 coffee shops in the UK. However, the debate is not over yet, with a BIS spokesman saying: “We have lodged an appeal.”Mr Justice Kerr said: “It is obvious that if a person sits down in a Greggs outlet at the seats provided and proceeds to eat a pasty and a fizzy drink just purchased at the counter for that purpose, that is a normal use of the premises. The fact that most customers take away their purchases, and those who stay do not normally stay long, does not change that.“The construction which looks to the predominant type of trade (sit-down or takeaway) is obviously wrong. It would mean that a cafe with, say, 25 tables, which also does a roaring takeaway trade, doing more business for off-site than on-site consumption, could not be required to install toilets for those brave enough to sit down for a drink.”last_img read more