Tetley extends bakery range

first_imgFourth-generation family bakery Grandma Wild’s has won the contract to produce a new range of biscuits under the Tetley Tea Folk brand. The Gaffer’s Biscuits, which are in the shape of Tetley’s famous cartoon character Gaffer, will initially retail through Nisa stores and follow the launch of Tetley scones in 330 Asda stores in September.Yorkshire-based Grandma Wild’s was approached by brand licensing agency Golden Goose to produce the new range at IFE in March. Gaffer’s Biscuits come in Choc Chip, Golden Crunch and Ginger flavours and are sold in packs of six.last_img read more

Press release: HS2 to hold community information events along the Phase 2b route

first_img HS2 helpdesk At the events, HS2 representatives will be on hand to answer questions about a range of topics including engineering plans, environmental mitigation, and the impacts on land and property. Members of the public are encouraged to attend so they can review the plans and talk to the team about the emerging designs and understand what this means for them.A public consultation on HS2 Ltd’s draft environmental statement and proposals to minimise the railway’s potential impacts will be held later this year. This provides everyone with the opportunity to have their say and play a part in ensuring that we design and deliver the best possible railway.Details of the full event programme can be found below or on our dedicated Phase 2b events page. Attendance is on a drop-in basis. The government confirmed its preferred route for Phase 2b of the High Speed Two (HS2) railway on 17 July 2017. Achieving this significant milestone has enabled HS2 Ltd to spend the last 10 months progressing its early design and construction proposals.HS2 Ltd’s Phase Two Director, Paul Griffiths, said: As a result of restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we strongly recommend you contact us by email or phone. We may not be able to access or respond to enquiries received via post. The helpdesk team are unable to transfer calls internally to HS2 Ltd members of staff. Freephone 08081 434 434 The benefits that HS2 will deliver are significant and should not be underestimated. The new railway will play a crucial role in rebalancing Britain’s economy; driving business growth, creating jobs and securing investment right across the country. Understandably, people have questions and concerns about the construction and operation of the railway, and how it will affect them. These events present an ideal opportunity to talk to us about the project and find out more information. Contact form https://www.hs2.org.uk…center_img Press and media enquiries Minicom 08081 456 472 High Speed Two (HS2) LtdTwo SnowhillSnow Hill QueenswayBirminghamB4 6GA Email [email protected] The press and media enquiries line is for accredited journalists onlylast_img read more

Earning her education by degree

first_imgWhen Barbara Elfman was 18, she had a difficult decision to make. She wanted to pursue her bachelor’s degree, but needed to begin earning an income.“I completed a two-year nursing degree,” Elfman said. “I worked as a nurse for 10 years, got married, and started my family. But I always felt this loss at not having a bachelor’s degree.”After leaving nursing to raise her children, Elfman returned to her undergraduate studies at Wellesley College in 2001 — when her children were then 8, 11, and 14 — and graduated with a B.A. in art history in 2005. When she joined the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) as administrative director of the Advanced Studies Program in 2006, Elfman was intrigued by the opportunity to pursue her master’s degree at Harvard.“After a year of getting comfortable in my position, I started taking courses,” Elfman said. “I was fortunate in that I was not only allowed, but encouraged, to take classes. Richard Light, the Walter H. Gale Professor of Education, and Sally Schwager, former faculty member of the Teaching Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), both strongly encouraged me to pursue a master’s degree.”“Their encouragement definitely reinforced my interest in continuing my education,” Elfman said. “There are a lot of people like me who didn’t have the opportunity to attain their degrees in the early part of their lives, and students of a nontraditional age have a lot to offer in the classroom as well.”Elfman applied to HGSE to pursue her master’s degree parttime, and took advantage of Harvard’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to defray the cost. Deciding to continue her education, however, was the easy part.“My greatest concern was how I would manage it,” Elfman said. “It wasn’t just being part of a master’s program, but also taking the GRE, which was an immense undertaking. I studied for a whole summer to prepare for it. I also had my three children, a husband, a house, and a dog, so I had a lot on my plate. I ultimately felt that, if I was accepted to the program, it would not just be an unbelievable opportunity, but an incredible benefit.”Accepted into the HGSE degree program in 2009, with some of the course work she had already completed at Harvard counting toward her degree, Elfman took three classes per year and became a master of time management.“The most difficult part of being a full-time employee and pursuing a master’s degree parttime is that you just don’t have the opportunity to take advantage of a lot of interactions outside of the classroom,” Elfman said. “I didn’t have the opportunity to stay after class and go to lunch with my fellow students, for example, or go out a lot in the evenings, because I have a family. So it can sometimes be a lonely experience in that respect.”In May, Elfman graduated with a master’s in education, with a focus in arts and education. “I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to study with some amazing professors, and students in the class added such richness to the experience,” Elfman said. “I was very proud that I had the opportunity and that I completed the degree.”Although Elfman takes pride in her achievement, she cautions that the program may not work for those who aren’t willing to make sacrifices. “You’re going to have to give things up, and you have to be prepared for that,” she said. “You have to prioritize. You have to do a lot of soul-searching and make sure that this is something you’re going to dedicate a lot of time to. Your family, your work, and your education need to be your top three priorities, and other things may have to fall by the wayside.”Professionally, Elfman said the academic achievement has not only enriched her understanding and appreciation of Harvard, but also her grasp of the student point of view.“I can now deeply connect with the students I see,” Elfman said. “As an employee, it’s wonderful to get to know Harvard from the student perspective — and I’m that much better as an administrator because I can now see things from both sides. I’ve also learned a lot about the pedagogical side of teaching. When students ask me questions, I can draw upon what I’ve learned to give better answers. And because I’ve been a student myself, I have a very strong understanding of what they’re going through.”“It’s lovely that HGSE offers this opportunity to employees,” Elfman said.Asked if she had any interest in pursuing an additional master’s or even a doctorate, Elfman laughed. “I oversee two doctorate programs, the Doctor of Design Ph.D. program and the Master in Design Studies program, so I think this is it,” she said. “But if I have the luxury of sitting in on a lecture or auditing a class, I’ll do it.”last_img read more

Pelham hungry to add to European portfolio

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Controversial cleric returns to jail three days after release on parole

Topics : After two days of freedom, controversial cleric Bahar bin Ali bin Smith – famously known as Bahar Smith – was sent back to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence after breaking the terms of his parole.The cleric was released on Saturday after the Law and Human Rights Ministry declared him eligible for parole. According to a statement from the ministry, Bahar had signed an agreement not to violate any laws during his parole.The ministry said authorities had later found him delivering a sermon containing “hate” for the government during a large religious gathering in violation of the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19. “We hereby revoke his parole and order him to stay in prison during the remainder of his prison sentence,” the ministry wrote in a statement.Read also: Imprisoned Papuan activists denied early release in govt’s pandemic-related programMembers of the ministry’s Corrections Directorate General and police officers took Bahar from his house to Gunung Sindur penitentiary in Bogor, West Java, at 3 a.m. on Tuesday and put him in a jail cell for high-risk inmates.Bahar was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay Rp 50 million (US$3,386) in fines in July of last year for assaulting two teenagers, identified by their initials CAJ, 18, and MK, 18, for mocking him during their stay in Bali.The two teenagers’ actions upset Bahar, prompting him to hit them and shave them bald.He was also named a suspect in a hate-speech case against President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in December 2018, although there has yet to be any progress on the case. read more

Zuckerberg to urge US to update ‘rules for the internet’

first_imgFacebook chief Mark Zuckerberg will tell a major antitrust hearing Wednesday that the internet giant would not have succeeded without US laws fostering competition, but that the rules of the internet now need updating.”Facebook is a proudly American company,” Zuckerberg said in prepared remarks ahead of what will be a closely-watched House Judiciary Committee hearing. “Our story would not have been possible without US laws that encourage competition and innovation.” The showdown in the House of Representatives comes amid rising concerns over Big Tech dominance, which has become even more pronounced during the coronavirus pandemic.”Ultimately, I believe companies shouldn’t be making so many judgments about important issues like harmful content, privacy, and election integrity on their own,” Zuckerberg’s prepared remarks read. But Zuckerberg also acknowledged “concerns about the size and perceived power that tech companies have.””That’s why I’ve called for a more active role for governments and regulators and updated rules for the internet.”Wednesday’s unprecedented hearing will also feature chief executives Tim Cook of Apple, Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Sundar Pichai of Google and its parent firm Alphabet.The CEOs of four of the most powerful companies in the world will testify remotely at the hearing, which comes less than 100 days before the US election.center_img Big vs BadQuestions at the hearing are expected to veer into issues ranging beyond whether the technology titans are abusing their power in marketplaces.Current US antitrust laws make it difficult for enforcers to target companies simply for being large or dominant without showing harm to consumers or abuse of market power.”We believe in values – democracy, competition, inclusion and free expression – that the American economy was built on,” Zuckerberg is to say.”Many other tech companies share these values, but there’s no guarantee our values will win out.”He is to cite the example of China building and exporting a version of the internet focused on “very different ideas” from the US model.”I believe it’s important to maintain the core values of openness and fairness that have made America’s digital economy a force for empowerment and opportunity here and around the world,” Zuckerberg is to say.Tech company chiefs are expected to stress how they benefit consumers, particularly during the pandemic, and face competition — particularly from China.The antitrust debate is being muddled by a rising “techlash” over a range of issues from privacy to economic inequality to political bias.”Facebook is a successful company now, but we got there the American way: we started with nothing and provided better products that people find valuable,” Zuckerberg is to say.”As I understand our laws, companies aren’t bad just because they are big. Many large companies that fail to compete cease to exist.Social media giants face attacks for allegedly using their dominance to stifle conservative views — a claim made by President Donald Trump.Facebook has been accused of failing to curb hateful content promoting violence, including from Trump.Topics :last_img read more

Binge drinkers buy later

first_imgStuff co.nz 5 February 2014People who buy alcohol after 10pm are twice as likely to be binge drinkers or alcoholics than those who buy it earlier, new research shows.The International Alcohol Study, led by Professor Sally Casswell, of Massey University, also found people who bought cheaper alcohol were more likely to drink a greater amount in one sitting.The research was ongoing and covered New Zealand, Thailand, Scotland, England, Australia, Mongolia, South Africa and Vietnam.This particular piece of research focused solely on the drinking habits of 1900 New Zealanders.It found heavier drinkers bought cheaper alcohol and did so at later times.Drinkers paying lower prices for their takeaway alcohol were twice as likely to drink larger amounts.People who bought after 10pm were also twice as likely as those who bought before 10pm to end up drinking more than six standard drinks.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/9794113/Binge-drinkers-buy-laterlast_img read more

Duterte seeks to create body to oversee Boracay

first_img“If it’s only coconut, white sand and water, wala ‘yan…pero you add the visitors there, then it becomes a very tempting destination,” the chief executive said. Boracay was the first top tourist spot to reopen since lockdowns were enforced due to COVID-19, but only visitors from the Western Visayas are allowed to go there for now. “We have shared remarkable emergence of the island back to its former glory. I want this sustained. I ask Congress to enact a law creating, importante ito, the Boracay Island Development Authority or BIDA,” Duterte said. Western Visayas, which remains under modified general community quarantine, is comprised of the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental./PN In his penultimate State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday, Duterte said lawmakers should push for the creation of the Boracay Island Development Authority. For his part, Acting Malay Mayor Frolibar Bautista said: “Very good comment gid kay ti gin-appreciate nya (Duterte) man ang status sang Boracay.” In 2018, Duterte ordered the six-month closure of the top beach destination, saying Boracay has become a “cesspool.” “Ang implementasyon man naton sa existing regulation isa man ina sa nakabulig para ma-back to glory ang island,” the mayor added. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte urged Congress to put up a body that would oversee the world-famous Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. He likewise cited that Boracay is doing well “because of its scenery.” “We enjoin our people to boost the economy by travelling locally,” President Duterte said. This agency, according to the President, would ensure that the effects of the months-long rehabilitation of the island are sustained.  He also said that part of the island will be placed under the government’s land reform program to be distributed to the island’s resident Indigenous Peoples.Earlier in the speech, the President urged Filipinos to boost the economy by traveling locally “once necessary systems are in place.”last_img read more

Neville backs player quota system

first_imgA quota system should be introduced to the Premier League to help the home nations, according to England coach Gary Neville, who fears the top flight has passed its “tipping point” when it comes to foreign players. The former Manchester United full-back, who combines his role as a television pundit with assisting England boss Roy Hodgson, is concerned about the direction the British and Irish national sides are heading in. And citing the start of his own career as an example when clubs were limited to the amount of overseas players they could field, Neville has suggested an inversion of that system whereby managers would have to pick players from the home nations. Speaking to the Guardian, Neville said: “Last week I looked at a list of players signed into the Premier League. I like to think I’m well-read on football but, honestly, I’d never heard of 50-60 per cent of them. “All right, we might unearth lots of talent from abroad. And some fantastic foreign players and managers have enhanced British football no end. But I used the phrase ‘tipping point’ last season and I feel we’re going too far right now. “We need to protect our English, Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish and Irish national teams by giving more boys from those countries more opportunities. “England not winning trophies, or even reaching the semi-finals of major competitions any longer, is a problem for us. “It’s also a problem for the Premier League, which seems behind the German and Spanish leagues. “The way I see it, British football clubs and managers, the Football Association and the Premier League need to come together as one. We all want a successful group of home nations which produce more domestic players. “It’s not just England. Look what’s happened to Scottish football. Look at the Republic of Ireland. Roy Keane, Niall Quinn, Steve Staunton, Paul McGrath and Kevin Moran always played on English soil and in the Premier League. “We need to come together and get back to a point where there is a quota system of some kind. I know people say you can’t implement this because of European law but where there’s a will there’s a way.” Neville made his name at Old Trafford as part of a side heavily made up of young talent. The 38-year-old grew up and played with the likes of David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and brother Phil, but feels that had he been trying to make a breakthrough in this era, he may have struggled. “When I came through in the mid-1990s there was a rule where only a limited number of foreign players could be included in a team during European competition,” he added. “We benefited from that because, as young British players, we got opportunities. We need to get back something of that ilk – where each team has three or four players from the home countries at the start of every match. “My chances of making it as a pro footballer at the age of 18 in 2013 would be a lot less than 20 years ago. A talented 18-year-old today has to hope he’s at the right club with the right manager who believes in young players. But it’s become so short-term. “The average manager has no time to think about the youth team – let alone create a structure and philosophy at the club. It’s a vicious circle and one that disappoints me about the modern game. I’m a traditionalist and think people should be given time.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Turbo football resumes tomorrow evening

first_imgTHE annual Turbo Knockout football tournament will resume tomorrow evening at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue.In the last of the preliminary games, Santos U-20 will take on Black Pearl FC from 18:00hrs tomorrow evening.Following that, the quarter-finals will commence on Friday from 19:00hrs.Pouderoyen will play Buxton U-20 in the first of the double header with Buxton Stars going toe to toe with Fruta Conquerors U-20.On Sunday, the third and fourth quarter-finals of the tournament will pit Riddim Squad against Northern Rangers.The final quarter-final match will see Georgetown Football Club playing the winner of the preliminary game between Santos U-20 and Black Pear.The first prize for the tournament is $400,000 with second place bagging $200,000, third $100,000 and fourth, $50,000.last_img read more