New café at original Pieminister site

first_imgPieminister has launched a new café and dining concept at a site where the business started 10 years ago, in Stokes Croft, Bristol.The pie business, founded by Jon Simon and Tristan Hogg, has invested £200,000 in the new bistro-style bar and all-day café shop, which includes a bar stocking local craft beers and ciders.The outlet will also be the first to serve Pieminister’s mash-topped pies, which will be served in enamel tins and come in three different varieties: fish pie, cottage pie and pulled pork pie.Pieminister said the site extends back into its old pie kitchens, which has doubled the size of the dining space, and will operate from 10am until 11pm to cater for a number of eating occasions, including breakfast and afternoon tea.Simon said: “Being able to buy our North Bristol pie kitchens in 2012 was a landmark moment for us. It meant we could move forwards and focus on reinvesting in Bristol. Making Pieminister’s birthplace our permanent home feels fantastic and we’re excited to be back in the heart of Stokes Croft.”As part of the financial investment, a new office space has been developed above the café and shop, which will house the company’s marketing, events and sales teams. In addition, 13 new members of staff were hired for the new café, adding to Pieminister’s current workforce at the Stokes Croft site, where more than 40 employees currently work.Last September, the firm acquired its four-acre manufacturing site in Bristol, thanks to a seven-figure funding package from HSBC.This February, Pieminister revealed a 28% increase in sales to £8.3m in the year to 31 March 2012, as part of its latest financial reports filed at Companies House last month.last_img read more

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Mark Rylance Wants to See Nice Fish

first_img‘Nice Fish'(Photo: Teddy Wolff) View Comments Hooked? We now have theater and dates for Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins’ Nice Fish in the West End. Direct from sold-out seasons Stateside at A.R.T. and St Ann’s Warehouse, the three-time Tony and Oscar-winning Rylance will return to the West End to perform in the production. Helmed by his wife Claire van Kampen, the play will run November 15 through January 21, 2017 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for November 25.The full New York cast will transfer to London for the limited season, with Rylance as Ron and Lichtscheidl as Erik. They will be joined by Kayli Carter, Bob Davis and Raye Birk.On a frozen Minnesota lake, the ice is beginning to creak and groan. It’s the end of the fishing season and on the frostbitten, unforgiving landscape, two old friends are out on the ice and they are angling for something big, something down there that is pure need, something that, had it the wherewithal, would swallow them whole.Uniquely, theatergoers wanting to hook a free private box ticket are being encouraged to turn up at the box office dressed as a fish or fisherman (with your fishing rod) on the night of the performance. Insert shellfish/selfish joke here.last_img read more

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Panama Seizes 3 Tons of Drugs in 3 Days

first_imgBy Roberto López Dubois/Diálogo October 22, 2020 The Panamanian Air and Naval Service (SENAN, in Spanish) seized about 3 tons of drugs, including cocaine and marijuana, in different operations conducted in Panamanian waters in late August. Authorities captured 13 people, Commissioner Ramón Nonato López, SENAN director, told Diálogo.On August 29, SENAN units, after receiving intelligence from Colombian security institutions, intercepted a fishing vessel that was carrying 800 kilograms of cocaine in the vicinity of Isla Ladrones off the Pacific coast of Panama. Authorities captured five crew members, SENAN’s Public Affairs Office told Diálogo.On August 28, SENAN units responded to an illicit maritime traffic alert from the United States, off the coast of Los Santos province, in the Pacific. Upon noticing security forces, the crew members abandoned the vessel and fled. On board, authorities found 372 kg of cocaine. Two Colombian nationals were captured on the beach, SENAN’s Public Affairs Office reported.The main seizure took place northeast of Isla Grande on August 27, when SENAN units intercepted a go-fast vessel carrying 1,790 packages of drugs, containing more than 1 ton of cocaine and about 20 kg of marijuana, SENAN’s Public Affairs Office reported. Authorities captured the vessel’s five crew members. This operation was carried out with support from Colombian intelligence and U.S. surveillance aircraft.On the same day, SENAN units seized 125 packages of marijuana that were hidden in plastic tanks, during an operation at the Balboa Amador Yacht Club in Panama City, SENAN said in a press release.From January to mid-September 2020, according to data provided by SENAN, the institution seized more than 26 tons of cocaine and 6 tons of marijuana. In the same period in 2019, authorities seized more than 23.8 tons of cocaine and 4 tons of marijuana, the institution said.last_img read more

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Postgraduates and credit unions may benefit from each other

first_imgStudent debt is still astoundingly high and will continue to affect the youth of America. Young adults are saddled with debt and looking for the best financial options to start lives after school. Here is why both postgraduates and credit unions can benefit from joining forces.All about  debtStudent debt is still astoundingly high, and doesn’t appear to be letting up. The Institute for College Access and Success did a state-by-state study of average student debt. New Hampshire had the highest amount of debt at an average of $32,795. New Mexico was the lowest with an average student loan debt of $18,656. In addition, 7 in 10 seniors who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2013 had an average of $28,400 per borrower, a 2 percent increase from the average 2012 student loan debt. Not taking into account interest rates, that would take about five years of $500 a month to pay off, and that’s only the average, not including those who attend private universities.Where credit unions come inThe first couple years out of college are usually ones where young adults learn about the real world, including building their credit score and paying off debt. Because traditional banks generally charge excessive fees, it is unlikely that new grads would want to partner with them. Simple checking accounts or credit cards that will not charge them large amounts if they are late on a payment are the best option. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Is a Dive Bar Still a Dive Bar WIth Covid Safety Measures?

first_imgTwo gloves, a dustpan, a onetime-use broom and some cleaning solution: In Chicago, that’s what the Health Department refers to as a vomit and diarrhea cleanup kit. And until a loathsome regular named Covid sidled up to the bar, Scott Martin, the owner of Simon’s, a beloved Scandinavian dive in the Windy City’s northern reaches, thought a vomit and diarrhea cleanup kit was the most extravagant thing he was required to have on hand in order to keep his very old watering hole in the government’s good graces.Suffice to say, he no longer feels that way.- Advertisement – As Dr. Davidson, who became enamored of this specific type of ultraviolet light when he observed how effective it was in the tuberculosis wards of Philadelphia, explained, the fans suck the air that customers exhale straight toward the ceiling.Should any of those customers unknowingly have the coronavirus, the UV-C lights stop it from spreading, protecting patrons and staff alike. (Such lights are also being used to as a safeguard against the coronavirus in hospitals, schools, restaurants and subway systems, including New York City’s.)Yet for as confident as Dr. Davidson is in UV-C lighting’s ability to slay the coronavirus, he remains a staunch advocate of mask wearing as a means of “source control.” It just so happens Seattle has an indoor mask mandate, something Mr. Meinert’s employees aren’t shy about enforcing.“One of the good things about the 5 Point is people have always gotten thrown out of here,” he said. “We’re not like, ‘The customer’s always right.’” Yet if you think you know that, you don’t know dives. All around America, they’re trying to survive — by letting the light in (or out), for a change.At Simon’s, Mr. Martin moved some of his bar stools into the parking lot and set them up at high-top tables. But that was summer; autumn’s now. He hopes to continue to attract patrons by setting up a large tent with propane heat lamps and fleece blankets, but his real cold-weather draw is glogg, a traditional Swedish concoction that contains red wine, cinnamon, sugar, cloves, oranges, ginger, raisins and bourbon or vodka (take your pick).“You can stay outside and drink glogg and stay fairly comfortable — until you’ve had too many gloggs and then you’re freezing,” said Mr. Martin, who rang in his 60th birthday by wrestling with a bar patron who repeatedly refused to wear a mask. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – While Simon’s was, until recently, able to offer limited seating indoors in addition to its evolving outdoor space, such a plan simply wasn’t feasible for My Brother’s Bar, which, at 167 years of age, is Denver’s oldest continuously operating house of libation.“The building is extremely old with zero ventilation,” said Danny Newman, the owner, adding that his “summer solution” — picnic tables in the parking lot — ”was great.” But now that it’s gotten chillier, Mr. Newman has set up plastic igloos, equipped with heaters and exhaust fans, for single-party groups of up to six people.At first there wasn’t a cap on how much time patrons could spend in the igloos, but after a handful of six-hour hang sessions made it apparent that some imbibers planned to use them as second homes, Mr. Newman instituted a 90-minute limit. While “dive bar” is mostly a term of endearment these days, even the upper echelon of such dark, dank drinking establishments has never been regarded as particularly preoccupied with sparkling tabletops.Dive bars are lived in, died in, rode hard and put away wet in, laughed and cried in a stranger’s arms in, at once fully yourself and completely anonymous in. They’re where folks go to drink, to lie, to love, to sigh, to put Keith Sweat on the jukebox and have no one ask why. Before the pandemic, dive bars were an endangered species in many cities, what with skyrocketing rents and the attendant hoity-toity-ness of pencil-panted transplants. And some people assumed that the coronavirus would make all the great dives descend into dirt. – Advertisement – Mr. Newman added that a nearby restaurant has transformed tiny greenhouses into two-tops so customers can eat outdoors without being bombarded by the elements. Lest anyone wonder whether Colorado’s robust legal marijuana industry has something to do with the ready availability of see-through structures reminiscent of grow houses, Mr. Newman said it was.One of the oldest bars in Seattle, the 5 Point — slogan: “Alcoholics serving alcoholics since 1929” — has also constructed a cozy, heated outdoor area for its patrons. But now that the wind and rain are whipping around, owner David Meinert doesn’t expect the allure to last long. That’s why he recently upgraded his heating, venting and air-conditioning system with Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) filters to improve air circulation. With the help of Dr. Bruce Davidson, a pulmonary physician and the former president of the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association, he installed fans and UV-C lights — not to be confused with retina-singeing UV-A and UV-B lights — on the bar’s ceiling.last_img read more

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Europe sees little risk of avian flu from wild birds

first_imgAug 25, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – European veterinary experts who met in Brussels today concluded there is little immediate risk that wild birds will spread avian influenza from Russia into Europe.Accordingly, the experts determined it is not necessary to follow the precaution taken by the Dutch this week of banning the raising of poultry outdoors, according to a statement from the European Union (EU) Commission. But the group did call for increased surveillance of migratory birds.The Brussels meeting was triggered by the recent spread of H5N1 avian flu into Kazakhstan, parts of southern Siberia, and as far west as the southeastern flank of the Ural Mountains, which divide Siberian from European Russia.The veterinarians said it is not clear whether, or to what extent, wild birds have caused this expansion of the virus’s range.”Taking into account the existing knowledge on the migratory routes of the species proceeding from central and western Asia and that might pose a risk of spreading the H5N1 avian influenza virus into the EU, the immediate risk of introduction of AI [avian influenza] via these birds is probably remote or low,” the EU statement said.”It would not be proportionate to the current risk of disease introduction from Asia, including Russia (Siberia) through migratory birds to implement a generalized ban on keeping poultry outdoors,” the statement added.However, authorities called on member countries to step up testing of migratory waterfowl along flyways that could pose a risk of introducing avian flu. They also advised countries to:Encourage farmers to improve biosecurity measures and be alert for avian fluReview and update contingency plans for dealing with avian fluCarefully enforce regulations on importing birds and bird products into the EUIn contrast to the EU’s official optimism on the immediate risk, the president of the British Veterinary Association said the spread of avian flu to Britain is inevitable, according to press reports.BBC News quoted Dr. Bob McCracken as telling the gathered European vets, “Wild birds that have migratory pathways over Europe and the UK will become infected. It is inevitable that bird flu will be carried to this country by migrating birds.”McCracken further said, “The majority of our reared birds are still intensively reared and bred in large houses that are wild bird–proof. The danger is to free range birds and to backyard flocks.”In the Netherlands, where a highly pathogenic H7N7 avian flu virus forced the destruction of about 30 million poultry in 2003, farmers were told to keep all poultry indoors starting Aug 22. The order affects about 5 million free-range poultry, along with 80 million birds already kept in buildings, according to an Agence France-Presse report today.But experts who were quoted in a Canadian Press story yesterday expressed doubts about the effectiveness of keeping poultry indoors to protect them from avian flu.Dr. Karen Becker, a vet with the US Department of Health and Human Services, said there are no data to support the measure and commented that infectious diseases often sweep through poultry flocks that are confined indoors. And a British Columbia health official said chickens kept indoors were more vulnerable than those outside during the province’s outbreak of H7N3 avian flu last year.In other developments, Russian officials yesterday reported signs that the H5N1 outbreaks in southwestern Siberia were calming down. The government lifted quarantines at 12 locations in five regions where the virus had been found or suspected, according to a Reuters report.One place where the quarantine was lifted was the province of Kalmykia, near the Caspian Sea in European Russia, where the disease had been suspected but was never confirmed.However, the Reuters report also said avian flu had been detected in a wild duck in a previously unaffected part of Siberia, the Altai Republic. The republic is separate from the Altai region, where H5N1 avian flu was confirmed previously, the story said.The government of the republic said samples from the duck had tested positive for avian flu “of the fifth type,” but didn’t specify whether the strain was H5N1, Reuters reported.last_img read more

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86 doctors have died of COVID-19 in Indonesia so far

first_imgAmong them are a professor at Gadjah Mada University medical school, Iwan Dwi Prahasto, as well as professors from the University of Indonesia’s public health school, Bambang Sutrisna and Nasrin Kodim. Halik said in his previous report in early August that the majority of the doctors were relatively young, ranging between 28 and 39 years old.They generally had comorbidities, but some of them had no comorbidities at all.Indonesia had recorded a total of 147,211 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, an increase of 2,266 from the previous day. The number of fatalities reached 6,418.The increasing number of cases and deaths showed that the outbreak in the country had yet to be put under control, Halik previously said.”The government should focus on restoring public health […] It should optimize testing, tracing, isolating and treatment in all regions.” (vny)Topics : The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) revealed that at least 86 doctors had died of COVID-19 since the new coronavirus began wreaking havoc in the country.They either died after testing positive for the disease or while under surveillance, kompas.com reported.”Here are the doctors who succumbed to COVID-19 in Indonesia from March to August,” IDI spokesperson Halik Malik said on Friday, before listing the names.last_img read more

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Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday August 19th 2011

first_img 44 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday August 19th 2011 by: – August 19, 2011center_img Share Share Dominica’s whales to be featured in BBC1 documentaryDominica’s whales are being featured in a BBC1 documentary entitled Ocean Giants. The documentary is being aired as a three part series, the first of which was aired on August 14, 2011. Episode 2 entitled Deep Thinkers will be aired at 9 pm on August 21; while Episode 3, Voices of the Sea will be shown at 9 pm on BBC1. The documentary was filmed by two of the world’s top underwater cameramen, Doug Allen – Planet Earth’s polar specialist; and Didier Noirot – Cousteau’s frontline cameraman. The feature on Dominica’s whales was filmed in September 2010 off the coast of Dominica with whale expert Shane Gero and local guides Andrew Armour and Pernell Francis.Dominican student places 2nd in FCCA Essay Contest North East Comprehensive School student Medina Tyson is the second place winner in the senior division of the 2011 Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation Children’s Essay Contest. The theme of the contest was: “What does sustainable tourism mean to your destination?” The FCCA Essay competition is held annually and seeks to promote and stimulate awareness among Caribbean students while serving as a medium for creativity. This year’s essay contest attracted entries from approximately 19 nations including St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Trinidad & Tobago and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Dominica’s participation in this year’s competition was coordinated by the Discover Dominica Authority with support from the Ministries of Tourism and Education. As the second place winner in her age group, Medina will be awarded a cash scholarship of US $1,500 and the North East Comprehensive School will receive a monetary award of US $1,500.Dominica participates in meeting to discuss common tourism policy for the OECSThe Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) represented Dominica at the 2nd workshop to review plans for the development of a common tourism policy for OECS Member States. The meeting was held at the Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua & Barbuda from August 17 – 18, 2011. Ms. Kathleen Cuffy, Head of Product Development at DDA and Mr. Daniel Reid, Chief Technical Officer(Ag) of the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs, participated the meeting which was well attended by all OECS Member States. The first meeting was held in March 2011 where priority areas for the common tourism policy were identified which includes transportation, tourism awareness, product development, customs and immigration procedures, environmental and cultural sustainability and sustainable financing. Technical assistance for the workshop was provided by the Commonwealth Secretariat. The common tourism policy for OECS Member States is expected to be finalized by August 31, 2011.Dominica to participate in the Tourism Youth Congress organized by the Caribbean Tourism OrganizationThe winner of the local Tourism Youth Congress, Kitwanie Carbon of the Convent High School will represent Dominica at the Tourism Youth Congress organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). The Youth Congress takes place in St. Martin on September 17, and forms part of CTO’s annual State of the Industry conference. The Youth Congress is structured to mirror a CTO Board of Directors meeting. Its main aim is to stimulate greater awareness and excitement about tourism among young people by allowing them to research varius topics pertaining to the industry and to share their ideas and vision for the future of Caribbean tourism. Students will be given 3 minutes to express their views on one of three topics and will have 1 minute to respond to a mystery topic. Kitwanie will travel to St. Martin accompanied by a chaperone on September 15. While in St. Martin she will attend CTO’s State of the Industry conference and participate in other educational activities. The Minister for Tourisma and Director of Tourism are also expected to attend the conference.Dominica listed among World’s 10 Ethical DestinationsDominica was listed as one of top 10 ethical destinations in the world. “The Developing World’s 10 Best Ethical Destinations’’ is released annually by Ethical Traveler, a project of the Earth Island Institute based in California. The list is compiled to encourage travelers to visit countries that do right by their citizens. Argentina, Barbados, Chile, Costa Rica, Latvia, Lithuania, Palau, Poland, and Uruguay were also listed for their commitment over the past year to environmental protection, social welfare, and human rights. Ethical Traveler determines the list with the help of volunteer researchers and journalists. Together they evaluate countries’ ethical practices based on a variety of indices and scores from organizations, including UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank. Dominica was recognized for leadership in environmental protection, as the island received Green Globe certification for sustainable ecotourism in 2010.Dominica participates in understudy of trail in the United KingdomStaff of the Discover Dominica Authority, Waitukubuli National Trail Project Management Unit, and the Forestry Division will understudy the management of the Pennine Way Trail in the United Kingdom from August 22- 26, 2011. This trail was selected since the WNT was developed using a similar structure as that on the Pennine Way. The trail study will feature management of a world heritage site, erosion control, safety and mountain rescue, accommodation and ancillary facilities, trail events and policy.Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authoritylast_img read more

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Leising meets with Farm Bureau members

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Republican state senator from Oldenburg Jean Leising met with members of Ripley County Farm Bureau at the Statehouse this week. The group discussed issues facing Senate District 42 and agriculture-related legislation moving through the General Assembly.last_img

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Juventus open talks to sign Valencia star

first_imgTorres has enjoyed an excellent campaign at Los Che but his contract expires in the summer of 2021 and his future is now said to be in doubt.The 20-year-old penned a new contract with Los Che in April 2018 in a deal which runs through until next summer with a reported €100m release clause, although due to the expiration date on the deal the Spanish club may lower this value.Valencia are said to be hopeful of tieing the highly-rated winger Torres down to a new deal to ward off interest from clubs, including Barcelona and Real Madrid – whose interest was outlined in a report in Diario AS this December.“I hope Ferran can stay at our club for a very long time,” then Valencia boss Albert Celades – who was sacked on Monday – was cited as saying in February by Superdeporte.“He is a player from our club and he feels it, that is always a big deal. I hope an agreement can soon be reached with Ferran.”Torres made his first team debut in November 2017 and has made 80 senior appearances for the club since, becoming a regular under Marcelino Garcia Toral and then Albert Celades.Valencia winger Ferran TorresRead Also: Chelsea, Man Utd blocking Moses, Sanchez loan deals over Europe fearsThe winger starred in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Armenia last year, netting both goals in a 2-0 final victory over Portugal and is now a member of the Under-21 side.It is claimed that Madrid have been interested in Torres since his pre-teen days at the Mestalla and could make their move again this year.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Juventus have opened negotiations to sign highly-rated Valencia winger Ferran Torres this summer, report Onda Cero.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more

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