Give us YOUR views on bakery retailing in 2016

first_imgReaders have less than two weeks left to tell British Baker what the past 12 months have meant for the retail bakery market.We are running our annual Bakery Business Survey to gauge how 2016 has treated businesses that operate shops selling baked goods.Your responses – which will be confidential – will form a key part of our annual Bakery Market Report, which will be published in March. And one lucky reader who completes the survey will win £75-worth of Amazon vouchers.The survey just takes a few minutes to complete and covers topics including pricing, costs and what the future may hold for the industry.The closing date for responses is 27 January 2017.“Your views are vital in helping us paint an accurate picture of how the bakery retail sector is performing,” said British Baker editor Vince Bamford.“This is particularly the case this year, given the tumultuous events of the past 12 months, not least the Brexit referendum and its consequent impact on currencies and costs.”Click here to take part in the Bakery Business Survey.It takes just minutes to complete and, if you complete the survey, you will be entered into our draw to win £75-worth of Amazon vouchers.last_img read more

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Israel’s Netanyahu postpones planned visits to UAE, Bahrain

first_imgJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has indefinitely postponed planned visits this month to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing Israel’s coronavirus travel restrictions. Netanyahu has said he plans to visit Israel’s new Gulf partners for several months. It would be the first official visit by an Israeli prime minister. His office said in a statement Thursday that “despite the importance of the trip to Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to postpone the visit at this stage because of the closed skies.”last_img read more

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Guess who came to dinner

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Traffic heavy as Iloilo shifts to modified GCQ

first_imgILOILO City – Traffic was heavy on the first day of the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in this city. Treñas said it may take three more days to even a week before the traffic situation normalizes. * Fares shall be collected before a passenger boards the jeepney or bus. Mayor Jerry Treñas was not surprised. The deluge of people from the provinces of Panay Island and from Guimaras Island going back to the city was expected, he said. The city mayor urged public utility vehicle operators, drivers and passengers to follow the transportation guidelines stated in his Executive Order (EO) No. 086 implementing MGCQ. “From 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. it was light to moderate but medyo nagdamo-damo na sang udto,” said PSTMO chief Jeck Conlu. * Drivers must disinfect their vehicles before and after trips. * Drivers, conductors and commuters are required to wear facemask. No face mask, no ride. Treñas said he would be checking with LTFRB-6 director Richard Osmeña if there is a need to increase the number of jeepneys allowed to operate. * Buses must have thermal scanners to check the temperature of passengers and drivers. Public Safety and Transportation and Management Office (PSTMO) personnel were busy directing the flow of vehicles on Monday to ease traffic congestion. * A non-permeable material or acetate must be installed inside vehicles to separate the driver from passengers, and separate the passengers, too. But it would be a “new normal”. For one, only 50 percent of public utility vehicles are allowed to operate (per route) as agreed by the city government and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region 6. * Buses, modern jeepneys and shuttle services must only board around 50 percent of their capacity to ensure physical distancing. He was referring to not only public utility vehicles but also to private vehicles. These guidelines are the following: “Nagapangabay gid ako sang bulig sa tanan. Kadamo pa sang aton obrahon. Importante nga let us never forget that the virus is still there. We have to make sure ang tanan nga minimum health standards masunod,” said Treñas. * Drivers showing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, dry cough, sore throat, tiredness, among others) won’t be allowed to work but brought to a medical facility for checkup. Also, under EO No. 086, back-riding on motorcycles is prohibited./PNlast_img read more

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Edna Smith

first_imgEdna Carolyn Margaret Smith, 99, of Milan passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Waters of Batesville. She was born near Bear Creek in Switzerland County on January 22, 1918, the daughter of William C and Amelia (Wehmeyer) Meyer. She was married to Howard Smith on June 22, 1941 and her husband of seventy years preceded her in death on June 6, 2012. Survivors include three sons Howard (Marlene) Smith, Jr. Of Harrison, Ohio, Jerry (Shirley) Smith of Milan, and Larry (Ileene) Smith of Monroe, Michigan; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; one brother Robert (Darlene) Meyer of Dillsboro; one sister Pauline Block of Milan. Also preceding her in death were her brothers Herman and Carl Meyer, a sister Irma Klusman, and granddaughters Amanda Smith and Heather Smith. Mrs. Smith was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Dewberry on May 8, 1932 where she was a life-long member. Edna played the organ for the St. Paul congregation for 75 years. She was a stay at home Mom and enjoyed volunteering at nursing homes, reading, and playing the organ. She also enjoyed quilting and cross stitch. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 19th at 11:00am at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dewberry with Pastor Juan Luna officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10:00 am until time of service Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be given to St Paul’s Church or St Paul’s Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

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EGBA warns Germany not to follow the Niedersachsen ‘blocking order’

first_img Share StumbleUpon Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Maarten Haijer – EGBABrussels-based online gambling trade body, The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), has warned Germany against implementing the payment processing blocking order sanctioned by the regional ministry of Lower Saxony.Last week, Boris Pistorius, Lower Saxony’s minister for home affairs and sports, ordered a cease-and-desist order against a “large, international payment service provider from participating in payment transactions in connection with illegal gambling in Germany”.The Niedersachsen government seeks to implement its payment blocking order across Germany, restricting the markets active incumbents to offering sports betting services only, complying with the transitional mandate of Germany’s State Treaty on Gambling.The EGBA warns German regulatory stakeholders that ‘payment blocking’ should hold no part in German gambling’s re-regulation.Maarten Haijer, EBGA Secretary-General, details that a ‘more fundamental rethink is needed’ to develop an effective regulatory framework and bring the country’s gambling policies into the 21st century.“Restrictive or prohibitive measures, such as payment blocking measures, are an attempt to create artificial walls around online markets and can be ineffective and detrimental to player protection,” he said.“That’s because online gambling is, like any other online consumer market, consumer-driven and players can easily search around the internet for alternative products, brands or the payment means they prefer.“Trying to limit the options available to players will not change this reality and – by restricting their choices – might be counterproductive because it will push players towards unlicensed or unregulated websites, where they might be exposed to inadequate consumer protections and chances of redress.“To remedy this, the German authorities should establish an attractive and modern online gambling regulation which acknowledges that many Germans play online casino games and ensures they – and all other players – can play within a safe and regulated environment.” Share Submit Related Articles MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020last_img read more

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UCL: Gabriel Jesus scores hat-trick as Man City beat Dinamo Zagreb

first_imgManchester City forward Gabriel Jesus says he has to “keep scoring” after his hat-trick inspired the Blues to come from behind to win their final Champions League Group C game at Dinamo Zagreb.The Brazil forward, 22, who is spearheading City’s attack with Sergio Aguero out injured, has now scored five goals in his last five starts for the club.And his form is likely to be key for City, who are third in the Premier League, 14 points behind leaders Liverpool.“Now the goals are coming so I’m so happy but I cannot stop – I have to keep scoring,” Jesus said.“I have to do my job. My job is to score goals and help the team, without the ball and with the ball. Last month, I was not scoring and I felt so bad because I have to score and help my team-mates.”City, who qualified prior to their trip to Croatia, finished top of Group C, with Atalanta qualifying in second after their 3-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk.Dani Olmo had opened the scoring for the hosts, with a sparkling volley from Damian Kadzior’s right-wing cross which found the top corner.But Pep Guardiola’s side dominated possession throughout and levelled before the break, with Jesus heading a Riyad Mahrez cross into the top left corner.Jesus then put City ahead early in the second half, placing an effort into the bottom right corner after a one-two with Phil Foden and some neat footwork.The Brazil forward tapped Benjamin Mendy’s cross into an unguarded Dinamo goal four minutes later but he was then substituted. Foden rounded off a fine display from the visitors, prodding in Bernardo Silva’s cross, to give the score an emphatic feel.City advance to the knockout stages unbeaten in the competition this term and will be one of the seeds in Monday’s last-16 draw.Dinamo’s defeat, coupled with Atalanta’s victory, sees the Croatian champions finish bottom of the group to miss out on a place in the Europa League. Source: BBClast_img read more

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