May 12, 2021
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first_imgA new firm The Pembrokeshire Pasty & Pie Co has announced plans to open outlets nationwide, in a bid to challenge the Cornish pasty with its own Pembrokeshire variant. The first outlet will open in Tenby on 1 March, and will be followed by another in central Cardiff this summer.Joint director Oliver Booth told British Baker the firm is likely to look for a third outlet in Wales, before looking at locations in England. It then plans a roll-out of the chain over the next five years. “It would be lovely to have 10 outlets, by then,” said Booth.He spotted the business opportunity after discovering that Pembrokeshire has its own traditional pasty, but that nobody was selling it. The Pembrokeshire pasty contains Welsh lamb, redcurrant jelly, currants and mint. All the ingredients for the six pasties and pies on the menu are fully traceable back to its partner farm in North Pembrokeshire, which prepares the products, or to other local farms, said Booth.The pies and pasties, which have names such as The Friendly Dragon and The Tenby Treat, will then be baked on-site daily.last_img read more

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first_imgBelvoir Fruit Farms is launching new pressés, described as having a refreshing ’homemade’ taste.Raspberry Lemonade Pressé (25cl) is a blend of raspberry juice, lemon juice and lightly sparkling Belvoir spring water, while Organic Orange & Jasmine Pressé (25cl) is a zesty blend of orange, lime and lemon juice with a hint of jasmine.MD Pev Manners said: “Innovation is really important to keep driving the sector forward and, this year, we have tried to challenge the norm with some twists on old favourites.”The new varieties, which complement Belvoir’s existing range of nine pressés and five ’Good Stuff’ drinks, are handmade on the family farm in Lincolnshire and are all free from artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours, ’natural’ flavours, or preservatives.www.belvoirfruitfarms.co.uklast_img read more

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first_img Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – March 19, 2021 0 706 Google+ IndianaLocalNews 100 pounds of marijuana, mushrooms and $40K in cash seized during drug bust WhatsApp Google+ (Photo Supplied/St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office) Police are investigating after a major drug bust in Granger this week.A drug search warrant was executed at a home in the 15000 block of Monterosa Drive around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, where police seized approximately 100 pounds of high-grade marijuana, suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms, five firearms, drug paraphernalia, a money counter and more than $40,000 in cash.No arrests have been made at this time. Facebookcenter_img TAGScashdrug bustfirearmsGrangerIndianamarijuanaMonterosa Drivemushroomsparaphernaliasearchseized WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, March 22-26Next articleWarrant issued for Elkhart man accused of child molestation Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

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first_img The protection of innocent civilians is some of the most valuable work that our Armed Forces undertake, and it is often done in the most dangerous places in the world. Ensure enough UK women are deployed to the UN peacekeeping operation in Cyprus to enable mixed gender patrols and commit to a minimum of 6% of personnel being women who are available for patrols Conduct a MOD study to identify barriers to women joining peacekeeping operations and action the results of the study Reaffirm the commitment that women make up at least 15% of UK personnel on UN peacekeeping missions by 2028 That is why the UK Government remains committed to supporting the UN Secretary-General’s Action for Peacekeeping agenda, and promoting the “three Ps” approach including better Planning of missions; more Pledges of quality people and equipment; and better Performance. The UK currently has around 600 personnel deployed on UN peacekeeping operations around the world, including approximately 270 in Cyprus and 300 in South Sudan.British troops in South Sudan have recently begun work to build a new hospital in Malakal, their second for the UN mission, in a display of the diversity of capabilities provided by UK personnel. The Royal Engineers have been tasked to work with the Indian Army and build a new hospital, delivering vital medical support and allowing the UN to continue to deliver their mandate in Malakal, where there is a large Protection of Civilians camp.Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster said: Our armed forces already provide an invaluable contribution to peacekeeping operations both by protecting vulnerable women and empowering them to help bring about lasting peace. Having women in these roles is absolutely vital. On the day that we remember all those who have contributed to the successes of peacekeeping around the world, it is right that we redouble our efforts to engrain the role of women into our own operations. Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon said: Across the globe we have hundreds of highly skilled servicemen and women who, in challenging conditions, put their lives on the line to protect innocent civilians and contribute to lasting peace in the places that need it the most.center_img It is right that our peacekeeping forces better reflect those they serve and protect and increasing the number of women in peacekeeping and promoting women’s meaningful inclusion in peace processes is a fundamental part of the UK’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. It is important to pay tribute to the more than 3800 UN peacekeepers who have given their lives in the name of peace. We owe our peacekeepers a huge debt of gratitude, and we owe it to them to ensure they are the best they can be. Minster for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster commemorated the sacrifice and successes made by UN Peacekeepers around the world during a ceremony at the Cenotaph.As a demonstration of the commitment to UN Peacekeeping operations and the importance that they play in protecting communities, the Defence Secretary has announced a number of new measures to reaffirm the role of servicewomen on these important operations: Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: In building this new hospital the Royal Engineers are allowing the UN mission in South Sudan to continue and ensure the safety of thousands of displaced people who otherwise would be vulnerable to dangers that many in the UK cannot comprehend.last_img read more

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first_imgWeek 2 on the road and spirits are high.  We’ve been van’ing around the border of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.  Neither of us has done any exploring here so everything is exciting!  Ride down a curvy road long enough and the Blue Ridge mountains fold out in front of you, lined up in color order.  The mountains here are far more gentle than in Colorado and seem to invite you in, instead of daring you to cross.  And oh the waterfalls!  The first week of van life was a crash course in remembering all your gear, slowing down, and finding showers. Week two has found us clean, organized (somewhat), and ready for adventure!  Below are just a few pieces of gear that we have been using to keep us moving.Mountain House (Chili Mac with Beef) – The struggle is real. Van life means we’re always trying to find delicious and affordable meals on the go. Few options are as fast, tasty, and filling as the Chili Mac with Beef from Mountain House. Freeze dried meals have come a long way since their inception. Mountain House has been cooking up and packing yummy goodness for nearly 50 years. The Chili Mac never lasts very long around us, but for those looking to stock up on meals for emergency preparedness, these meals have a taste guarantee for 30 years. Although Mountain House is confident that they will last much longer than that. The instructions are simple. Pour boiling water into the pouch, wait a few minutes, and chow down. The texture is just right and the beef has a spicy kick without setting your mouth on fire. Check out the full line from Mountain House for more delicious options.Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 – If you’re like us, you spend a good amount of time hiking and backpacking in the rain. On those cold (and sometimes wet) evenings after a long day on the trail, the last thing you want to do is sit your rear end down on the cold, wet ground. Enter the Crazy Creek Hex 2.0. This lightweight backcountry chair has us ditching those bulky foam pads for something a little more sensible. This chair has an outer shell made from bullet proof 210D coated ripstop nylon and will roll up to about the size of a Nalgene water bottle. In fact — we just stick it in the mesh water bottle holders on our packs. For the ultralight backpackers out there, this can double as a lightweight sleeping pad. It can be strange sitting around with a campfire at face level, but to our delight, the smoke went straight over our heads.  We use our Hex 2.0 for backpacking, but they’re also a great option for concerts, festivals, or a day at the park.LifeStraw Steel 2.0 – LifeStraw has been at the forefront of personal water filtration for many years now. The Steel 2.0 is a more durable and robust take on their classic LifeStraw water filter. This two stage water filter is ideal for hiking, backpacking, camping, and travel. When you’re on the road and out in nature as often as we are, it’s always important to have access to fresh drinking water. This straw has become a staple in our hiking packs and in the van. They are a great way to avoid carryingcopious amounts of drinking water when backpacking in the high country. The Steel has a slightly higher price point than the classic LifeStraw filter, but trust us, the extra durability is worth it. We tend to be hard on gear and we’ve put this thing through the ringer. They filter out virtually all bacteria and protozoa. The Steel 2.0 also has a carbon capsule which helps reduce chemicals such as chlorine, organic compounds, odor and bad taste. Perhaps best of all, when you buy a Lifestraw product you’re buying from a company that helps provide clean drinking water to African communities in need.___________________________________________________________Like the gear we’re rockin’ ?  Check out some of the brands featured in the images above that support this program! La Sportiva, Crazy Creek, Mountain House, and Lifestraw.last_img read more

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first_imgMembers of the fire brigades also try to prevent forest fires from occurring by conducting public awareness talks with members of the public. The forest fire season begins in November and lasts until June, according to David de León, spokesman for the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED), which is part of SIPECIF. Firefighting Brigades at the ready Since January 1, Defense Ministry brigades have assisted in extinguishing two fires: one on January 11 in Quetzaltenango and the other on January 26 in Huehuetenango. CONRED recorded 833 forest fires in the 2013-2014 season; 129 of those occurred in Petén. In the 2012-2013 season, there were 383 such disasters, 62 of which happened in Quiché. Firefighters use the best protective gear available, including helmets and goggles, masks or neckerchiefs, and leather gloves. In addition to the protective attire, firefighters also use Garmin GPS navigators, five-gallon dorsal pumps, Pulaskis with high-grade tempered steel blades, McLeod fire tools, shovels, and rakes. The National Institute of Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) predicts that conditions in March and April will be ideal for forest fires to spread in Guatemala. Therefore, the service members who make up the 75 forest fire brigades have trained together with members of the other five institutions that constitute SIPECIF. These firefighting brigades are helping combat the forest blazes in a variety of ways. Firefighting brigades may have a busy spring, based on weather forecasts which predict warmer than usual temperatures. “The functions that have been assigned to the forest fire brigades are providing human resources and necessary transportation, and conducting aerial reconnaissance,” explained Infantry Colonel Hugo Rodríguez Cifuentes, chief of the press department and spokesman of the Guatemalan Army. Firefighters use the best protective gear available, including helmets and goggles, masks or neckerchiefs, and leather gloves. In addition to the protective attire, firefighters also use Garmin GPS navigators, five-gallon dorsal pumps, Pulaskis with high-grade tempered steel blades, McLeod fire tools, shovels, and rakes. The Guatemalan Ministry of Defense has mobilized its 75 forest firefighting brigades to combat the forest fires that threaten half of the country’s 22 departments. “The Troops’ work is very important because they provide support in fighting fires, and their biggest contribution is how well they coordinate the different fire brigades, due to the training they’ve received,” said Adolfo García Gamboa, national director of the National System for Prevention and Control of Forest Fires (SIPECIF). Members of the fire brigades also try to prevent forest fires from occurring by conducting public awareness talks with members of the public. “The functions that have been assigned to the forest fire brigades are providing human resources and necessary transportation, and conducting aerial reconnaissance,” explained Infantry Colonel Hugo Rodríguez Cifuentes, chief of the press department and spokesman of the Guatemalan Army. The Military is prepared to stop the forest fires, according to INSIVUMEH official César George. The Armed Forces firefighting brigades have been deployed to the Departments of Zacapa, Totonicapán, Quetzaltenango, Quiché, Petén, Jalapa, Jutiapa, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, Escuintla, and Sololá. CONRED recorded 833 forest fires in the 2013-2014 season; 129 of those occurred in Petén. In the 2012-2013 season, there were 383 such disasters, 62 of which happened in Quiché. These above-normal temperatures, together with the low humidity on the ground, increase the likelihood of forest fires, George said. The brigades use three techniques: rounds, which consists of digging a trench around the fire to keep it from spreading; backfires, where assistance is provided from the air to put out the flames; and water resources that are used in different ways to put out the fire, explained Col. Rodríguez Cifuentes. The National Institute of Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) predicts that conditions in March and April will be ideal for forest fires to spread in Guatemala. Therefore, the service members who make up the 75 forest fire brigades have trained together with members of the other five institutions that constitute SIPECIF. Warm temperatures increase fire risk Firefighting Brigades at the ready These firefighting brigades are helping combat the forest blazes in a variety of ways. The role of the firefighting brigades in defeating forest fires is crucial. Each of the Defense Ministry’s 75 forest fire brigades consists of an officer and 49 troops, all of whom have received training from the National Institute of Forests (INAB) on firefighting techniques. Since January 1, Defense Ministry brigades have assisted in extinguishing two fires: one on January 11 in Quetzaltenango and the other on January 26 in Huehuetenango. The forest fire season begins in November and lasts until June, according to David de León, spokesman for the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED), which is part of SIPECIF. The role of the firefighting brigades in defeating forest fires is crucial. Firefighting brigades may have a busy spring, based on weather forecasts which predict warmer than usual temperatures. Temperatures from March to May are predicted to be 39ºC-41ºC in northeastern Guatemala, 38ºC-40ºC in Petén, and between 30ºC-33ºC in the Central Highlands, which includes Guatemala City, according to George. The brigades use three techniques: rounds, which consists of digging a trench around the fire to keep it from spreading; backfires, where assistance is provided from the air to put out the flames; and water resources that are used in different ways to put out the fire, explained Col. Rodríguez Cifuentes. Temperatures from March to May are predicted to be 39ºC-41ºC in northeastern Guatemala, 38ºC-40ºC in Petén, and between 30ºC-33ºC in the Central Highlands, which includes Guatemala City, according to George. The Military is prepared to stop the forest fires, according to INSIVUMEH official César George. The Armed Forces firefighting brigades have been deployed to the Departments of Zacapa, Totonicapán, Quetzaltenango, Quiché, Petén, Jalapa, Jutiapa, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, Escuintla, and Sololá. The Guatemalan Ministry of Defense has mobilized its 75 forest firefighting brigades to combat the forest fires that threaten half of the country’s 22 departments. “The Troops’ work is very important because they provide support in fighting fires, and their biggest contribution is how well they coordinate the different fire brigades, due to the training they’ve received,” said Adolfo García Gamboa, national director of the National System for Prevention and Control of Forest Fires (SIPECIF). Warm temperatures increase fire risk By Dialogo March 10, 2015 These above-normal temperatures, together with the low humidity on the ground, increase the likelihood of forest fires, George said. The forest fire brigades were created in 2001 under Government Agreement 63-2001, which created SIPECIF, consisting of elements from the Ministry of Defense, the National Council on Protected Areas (CONAP), the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, the Executive Coordination Office of the President, INAB, and CONRED. Each of the Defense Ministry’s 75 forest fire brigades consists of an officer and 49 troops, all of whom have received training from the National Institute of Forests (INAB) on firefighting techniques. The forest fire brigades were created in 2001 under Government Agreement 63-2001, which created SIPECIF, consisting of elements from the Ministry of Defense, the National Council on Protected Areas (CONAP), the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, the Executive Coordination Office of the President, INAB, and CONRED.last_img read more

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first_imgNAFCU supports legislation introduced Tuesday by Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., which would provide regulatory relief for small financial institutions, including credit unions.S. 1002, the “Community Lending Enhancement and Regulatory Relief (CLEARR) Act,” is companion legislation to H.R. 2133, introduced in the House last week by House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo.Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is the lead Democrat on the bill and Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., are original cosponsors.“NAFCU appreciates Sen. Moran’s leadership on this issue and for understanding the high price the current regulatory burden is having on the nation’s smaller financial institutions, including credit unions,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “We look forward to working with members in the both the Senate and the House to advance this important regulatory relief legislation.” continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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first_imgThe health department asks if you were at any of these locations during the respective times for 10 minutes or more to self-quarantine and monitor your symptoms until 14 days after the date of exposure. TIOGA COUNTY (WBNG) — The Tioga County Health Department has issued a public health alert for 4 locations which have been visited by individuals who have tested positive for COVID. Valley Bowling Center in Waverly; Oct. 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Dollar general in Waverly; Oct. 20 from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Owego Pharmacy; Oct.21 and Oct. 22 from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. Moonies in Sayre; Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.center_img Locations include: last_img

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first_imgThe ocean outlook from 25 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.He said the buyers were wanting to build their dream home in Mermaid Beach and had forfeited a “reasonable deposit”.“The buyers have elected to buy something else where they didn’t have to remove the house and it was $200,000 cheaper,” he said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The market down there (Hedges Ave) is so tightly held, there are only four homes for sale and two beachfront villas at the moment.”He predicted No. 25 would resell quickly. “We already have three other people looking at it so it will go pretty quickly,” he said. 25 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach is on the market for $6.75 million.A CHANGE of mind has cost a Gold Coast buyer their house deposit on Mermaid Beach’s Millionaire’s Row.The cashed-up locals walked away from what is understood to be $100,000 after finding another property 600m up the street.They bought a 1970s beachfront house at 25 Hedges Ave last month for $6.5 million before changing their minds this week and snapping up a vacant block at 127 Hedges Ave for $6.3 million instead. No. 127 had only been on the market two days before the buyers made their move. Both blocks are beachfront and 607sq m in size.Kollosche Prestige Agents principal Michael Kollosche negotiated the initial sale of No. 25 which is now back on the market at $6.75 million. 25 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach is on the market for $6.75 million.Professionals John Henderson Real Estate director Luke Henderson said the last home on Hedges Ave he sold was No. 73.“The sale price was $4.775 million and we got a 10 per cent deposit which was more than $470,000,” he said.“You try and get 10 per cent but on the larger properties a deposit of that percentage isn’t as easily attainable.”He said in 16 years of selling real estate he could only recall a “handful” of buyers walking away once a property was unconditional.REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said the maximum deposit that could be collected was 10 per cent.“Strictly speaking there’s no legal requirement for a deposit, but it rarely happens that there is no deposit down,” she said.“It’s always advisable to seek a deposit, and always the maximum, if you can get it.”She said the rights of the vendor would depend on the contract.“In addition to the deposit being forfeited, the vendor may be entitled to further compensation depending on the circumstances of the case,” she said.last_img read more

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first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) work plan for the Army Civil Works program.On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Public Law 115-141, of which Division D is the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (the Act) for FY 2018.The Act provides $6.827 billion in FY 2018 appropriations for the Army Civil Works program, of which $6.402 billion is appropriated in five accounts: Investigations; Construction; Operation and Maintenance; Mississippi River and Tributaries; and Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP).“The Army’s Civil Works FY 2018 work plan provides funding to start, continue, and complete studies and construction projects that will get dirt moving to better the lives of Americans, their infrastructure, economy and environment,” said The Honorable R. D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.The nearly $1.772 billion in additional funding not allocated to specified projects in the five appropriations by the Statement of Managers is subdivided into numerous categories and subcategories within these broad areas:Navigation: $956 million;Flood Risk Management: $541 million;Other Authorized Project Purposes: $254 million;FUSRAP: $21 million.Work eligible for consideration for the additional funding generally includes projects, programs and activities funded in the three previous fiscal years, with emphasis on ongoing work on projects, programs and activities that can attain a significant milestone or produce significant outputs in FY 2018.The work plan identifies which projects, programs, and activities within the Civil Works program will receive the FY 2018 funding, how much each will receive, and includes amounts that the Army allocated earlier this fiscal year under continuing resolutions.With the total funding for this fiscal year, the work plan funds to completion 39 feasibility studies, four projects in the Preconstruction Engineering and Design phase, and 13 construction projects or elements of projects.More Infolast_img read more

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