Training awardBakeTran, Warburtons and Karen House Associates have jointly won a North West Training Award at the National Training Awards for running a technical excellence training programme to upgrade the knowledge and skills of 20 bakery technical managers at Warburtons. Manchester Metropolitan University awarded the managers credits equivalent to one-sixth of a degree.Devon bakery raidPolice are hunting thieves who broke into the Golden Grains bakery in Exwick, Devon, by smashing the front door. Bakery owner Dee Gilpin said the intruders made off with two customised birthday cakes, four trays of cakes, fizzy drinks and pastries and had emptied the crisp rack, reported the Express & Echo. She estimated that the raiders caused £400-worth of damage to stock and materials.EAT on sale again?Sandwich chain EAT is rumoured to have been put on the market for a third time with the hope of fetching up to £100m. The firm, which is 12th in the BB75, with a turnover of £85m and 102 outlets, has attempted a sale twice before first in 2008, when potential deals were hampered by the financial markets’ meltdown and again earlier this year, when supermarket chain Waitrose pulled out after three months.Wheat bulbs infestedResults from HGCA’s autumn wheat bulb fly survey show the highest infestation for six years. Moderate, high or very high egg populations were found in 16 (80%) of the sampled fields in eastern England, while results were slightly better in northern England, with only one of the 15 farms falling into the very high-risk category and six (40%) deemed low-risk. An HGCA spokeswoman said it was not an epidemic.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Thomas Spota during a press conference in July 2012. (Long Island Press)Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota on Wednesday called for the New York State Legislature to get tough on what he called an “epidemic” of hit-and-run drivers.While announcing the indictments of three men who allegedly fled the scene of separate car accidents—including two that killed a driver and a pedestrian—Spota criticized existing laws that do more to protect those that flee than drivers that remain at the scene following a crash.“There is no reconciling the disparity that occurs when drivers who remain at the scene after causing an accident face the possibility of a more severe punishment under our law than drivers who flee” he said. “I urge our state legislators to change the law now.”In one of the three cases Spota highlighted, 25-year-old Kristopher Busching allegedly slammed into a 17-year-old pedestrian in West Islip on New Year’s Eve, seriously injuring him. After the accident, the North Babylon resident and two accomplices allegedly staged another accident to try to cover up the damage from the first crash.Two days later, 48-year-old Joseph Plummer was arrested for allegedly hitting and killing a pedestrian celebrating his 50th birthday. Plummer, according to Spota, said he “felt an impact, stopped but didn’t see anything,” while defending why he drove 13 miles to a gas station with a shattered windshield.And in another case, Spota said 24-year-old Alejandro Padilla smashed into the rear end of a car, propelling the driver into a utility police. The driver, who was on her way to do early morning Christmas shopping on Dec. 22, died the next day.All three have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, among other charges. read more
Firefighters had the opportunity for some friendly competition as they played in hose relays, tubing races and obstacle courses. “They’re in teams of five, they have to be in full turnout gear with the helmet, bunker pants, bunker coat,” said organizer Doug Van Etten. VIRGIL (WBNG) — Teams came from near and far to compete in the fifteenth annual Firefighters Association of the State of New York Winter Games. “The biggest part is teamwork,” Van Etten said. “It doesn’t matter what part of first response you’re looking at you’re always functioning as a team.” “There’s some here from Western New York and all the way down to Long Island and it’s just a good enjoyable time to get together,” said FASNY Vice President John Farrell. Each team dressed exactly as they would be on the job. Van Etten said first responders really are all on the same team, “Anything we’re doing there’s a teamwork component because again that’s the name of the game.” The event also helped firefighters build the skills they need to keep their communities safe, “Being able to react, being able to play off each other’s strengths, being able to pull together in that emergency situation and get the job done,” Van Etten said. However, organizers say Saturdays games aren’t just about fun. The games will continue Sunday with a broomball tournament at SUNY Cortland. read more
By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” What is ugly? Oh, my goodness, there is a long gamut of things that are ugly. But an old sweater that’s old and moldy and smelly most certainly can be put on the all-time ugly things list.Mikala BradburyBut an enterprising young Wellington woman is looking at celebrating the ugliness of sweaters while raising money for charity.Wellington High School Junior Mikala Bradbury, the daughter of Lou and Tammy Bradbury, is hosting a 5K Ugly Sweater Style Run to help raise money for the First United Methodist Summer Meals on Wheels for kids and the Wellington FFA Chapter to help another local student attend the Washington Leadership Conference.The 5K will be no different than any other kind of 3.2 mile race. But there is a hitch. You are encouraged to run the race in the ugliest sweater in your closet.Â And if you are not running, come to the event in the ugliest sweater you can find in the closet.The 5K Ugly Sweater race will start and end at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall starting on Saturday, Dec. 7. Late registration starts at 8 a.m. with the 5K run starting at 9:30 a.m.After the race is over there will be an awards ceremony at 10:30 a.m. A chili feed will follow at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.There will be awards for ugliest sweater for runners and volunteers. First, second and third place of every age group: 12 and under, 13-18, 19-30, 31-44, 45-60 and 60 and older.The event is being run by Bradbury herself.“Last summer I attended the Washington Leadership Conference sponsored by the FFA,” Bradbury said. “While there I committed myself to a life of service and started my own living to serve plan.”Forms for the contest can be picked up at the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce, First United Methodist Church or from Bradbury herself. Just call 620-326-1590.The cost to participate in the run is: $20 per person over 18, $15 per person over 18, and $50 family entry. The cost to run per person is $25 on the day of the race. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Cristy · 352 weeks ago What is the cost? Both amounts are for over 18??? Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Ugly Sweater 5K · 352 weeks ago The registration: 18 and over $20.00, 17 and under 15.00. Family $50.00.Can register day of the race $25.00 per runner. To guarantee a t-shirt please pre-register. Additional information on facebook Holiday Open House 5K Run. Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Crusader Pride · 351 weeks ago Great job Mikala Bradbury Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments read more
This week at the Regent Theater: “Lego Movie” (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.Rated: PG. Time: 1 hour 41 minutes.Movie Synopsis: “The LEGO (R) Movie” is the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO (R) adventure. The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet (Chris Pratt) an ordinary, rules- following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. (c) Warner BrosRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 96%. Audience review: 92% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Feb. 28 –The Monuments Men.Coming soon:Frozen – Sing a Long read more