first_imgBorder Biscuits has been recognised for its contribution to the local area with its win at the Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards 2016.The biscuit manufacturer scooped the Lanarkshire Food & Drink Award in Glasgow. Dee Scott, chief operating officer at Border Biscuits, said: “We are proud of our Lanarkshire roots, and the majority of our staff are from the local area, so to be recognised in our local business community is wonderful.“We are family-owned and, over the past 30 years, we have strived to bake exceptional biscuits that people love. We feel the award is recognition of the hard work put in by our fantastic team.”The bakery market scored another win during the night as JUST: Gluten Free Bakery won the Best New Business Award.Border Biscuits produces a range of premium sweet biscuits for retailers, including supermarkets and foodservice clients. It recently launched a major rebranding and marketing campaign.last_img read more


first_imgToday, the Baltimore-based funk act Pigeons Playing Ping Pong hits The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Their performance at Peach comes ahead of a busy weekend for the group, with the band making their way to Colorado for a sold-out show with Twiddle at the Boulder Theatre tomorrow, on Saturday night. However, that’s not all the group has in store for the weekend, as Pigeons just announced that they’ll be giving Colorado some extra love with the announcement of a surprise show on Sunday night. Dubbed “An Intimate Evening With Pigeons Playing Ping Pong,” the group will hit the intimate Globe Hall in Denver for two funk-fueled sets to finish off their weekend with a bang. Doors are 8 pm, and this show is set up to be a sell-out so snag your tickets here before they’re gone![Photo: Daniel Ojeda]last_img read more


first_imgPhotograph compliments: Erick J. ThomasAn early Sunday morning fire in the village of Zicak, Portsmouth, has claimed the life of a female lady a police report confirms.Maudrina Walter, better known as “Ma Pedice” perished after fire gutted her three (3) bedroom house.According to an eye witness report, villagers were startled upon hearing “the sound of a small explosion and screaming”.Police spokesman inspector John Carbon reported that three other occupants managed to escape the fire unharmed. “The Portsmouth police is conducting investigations into a house fire at Zicak, Portsmouth which occurred about 7am on Sunday 22nd July, 2012 which left one woman dead. Sixty-nine (69) year old Maudrina Walter died as a result of the fire which gutted her three bedroom wooden house. Three other occupants of the house escaped unharmed. The inner section of the house was totally destroyed”.Her body was transported to the Reginald Armour Hospital in Portsmouth by the Fire & Ambulance Services where it was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner. A coroner’s inquest is to be convened to be followed by a post mortem examination to determine the cause of death. Photographs compliments: Erick J. Thomas [nggallery id=205]Domincia Vibes News Tweet Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Sunday morning fire in Portsmouth claims one life by: – July 23, 2012center_img 49 Views   3 comments Share Sharelast_img read more


first_img“In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, and after consulting with medical experts and convening a conference call of the Board of Governors, the National Hockey League is announcing today that it will pause the 2019‑20 season beginning with tonight’s games,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement . “The NHL has been attempting to follow the mandates of health experts and local authorities, while preparing for any possible developments without taking premature or unnecessary measures.”However, following last night’s news that an NBA player has tested positive for coronavirus – and given that our leagues share so many facilities and locker rooms and it now seems likely that some member of the NHL community would test positive at some point – it is no longer appropriate to try to continue to play games at this time.”CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: Cancellations, postponements in U.S., CanadaThe NHL progressively had been limiting access on gamedays as the spread of the virus increased. On March 7, dressing rooms were closed to the media. This week, the Columbus Blue Jackets and San Jose Sharks announced that, in accordance with local government directives, their upcoming home games would be played without fans.On Thursday morning, the league told teams not to hold morning skates or meetings. The NHL announced Thursday that all games wil be suspended indefinitely due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)The announcement comes a day after the NBA indefinitely postponed its entire slate of games , with Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell reportedly testing positive for the virus. Given the uncertainty regarding next steps regarding the coronavirus, Clubs are advised not to conduct morning skates, practices or team meetings today.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 12, 2020All signs pointed toward the NHL following the lead of many leagues and competitions worldwide, and shortly after 1:30 p.m. ET Thursday, word became official.“We will continue to monitor all the appropriate medical advice, and we will encourage our players and other members of the NHL community to take all reasonable precautions – including by self-quarantine, where appropriate,” Bettman said. “Our goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent, so that we will be able to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup. Until then, we thank NHL fans for your patience and hope you stay healthy.”The NHL Players Association released a statement shortly after the league’s announcement, calling the suspension of play “an appropriate course of action at this time.”The decision to temporarily suspend play due to the COVID-19 pandemic is an appropriate course of action at this time. pic.twitter.com/ApudNZvurS— NHLPA (@NHLPA) March 12, 2020last_img read more


first_imgThe Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry has completed the investigations for 45 hinterland communities identified for land titling and demarcation. This was confirmed by Coordinator of the Amerindian Land Titling (ALT) project, Enrique Monize.Sixty-eight communities were initially targeted, and 23 villages were investigated in the early stages of the project.Monize also disclosed that the Ministry is now in the process of surveying these villages and completing those reports and discussing the way forward with the relevant agencies.Coordinator of the Amerindian Land Titling (ALT) project,Enrique Monize“This process is a very long one (and) we had some setbacks. We have 10 villages that are not giving consent for demarcation, and so we couldn’t move forward so we had to stop those 10 villages. This set us back a bit further because we could have already completed some of those communities,” Monize explained.“The issue with State lands is that forestry has interest in terms of giving out land concessions, Lands and Surveys gives out leases, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) gives out mining concessions and we also have the Protected Areas Commission which has an amount of land that is legally given to that Commission to manage and so we have to take all of this into consideration.”In regions Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), where there is heavy mining, the process for land application and extension takes a longer period.Under the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF), the Government of Guyana in 2013, signed a US$10.7 million agreement for the implementation of the Land Titling and Demarcation project. This project is being spearheaded by the United Nations Development Programme.The ALT project seeks to enable Indigenous people to secure their lands and natural resources for sustainable social and economic development. Titling and demarcation will strengthen land tenure security and the expansion of the asset base of Amerindians, enabling improved long-term planning for future development.The Amerindian Land Titling project has been ongoing for four years.last_img read more