Warrens Bakery is continuing its rapid expansion across the UK with a new store opening today (28 March) in Bicester, Oxfordshire.Located in Pioneer Square, Crown Walk, the store will stock the bakery’s range of breads and hand-crimped pasties, as well as sweet and savoury treats. It is opening in partnership with local businessman Robert Crompton and has created eight new jobs for local residents.“We have a sit-in experience with a large and comfortable seating area, wi-fi, music and somewhere to rest your feet; other bakeries in the area do not offer this,” said Crompton.The Bicester store is part of Warrens Bakery’s plans to increase its presence, with 300 new sites opening over the next five years. Recent additions to its portfolio include Taunton, Winchester and London’s Devonshire Row and New Street Square.“We are delighted to be opening our 15th franchise store, this time in the thriving market town of Bicester,” said Rachel Little, marketing manager at Warrens Bakery. “Our Bicester store will begin with the addition of products inspired from Around the World, offering customers the chance to try exclusive pasty flavours – each for two weeks only – throughout the season, as well as a new mouth-watering range of delectable cakes and other sweet treats.”The Around the World range, which rolled out earlier this month, includes pasties inspired by the flavours of Mexico, Morocco and Italy.NPD has been a focus of Warrens recently with products including a vegan pasty range, Sunday roast in a pasty and the lower-calorie Good Taste Range, which comes in at under 400 calories.
The British pick up trial tips at Bennett training program September 1, 2003 Regular News The British pick up trial tips at Bennett training program There will be no frying-pan waving back home in England, as the young American lawyers did using the evidence during closing arguments in a mock attempted murder trial.British lawyers are not allowed to touch the evidence.“You stand very still. You are far more concise and objective and neutral, really,” said Thomas Wright, of London, one of four Brits among the students at the Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training Program.“You can be quite forceful. You can use quite strong terms. But I think the British jury would just feel a little bit wary of somebody who is being too expressive. They would think it is a little bit of an act and be less inclined to believe you were being genuine.”In lilting Queen’s English that seems to add 20 points to his IQ, Wright continues: “The main thing is how exuberant an American jurist is. He’ll stalk around the courtroom, he’ll pick up exhibits and wave them around and use very emotive terms. As I say, he’ll wander around and be very expressive physically. And that’s just not something that happens in an English courtroom.”That’s not to say Wright didn’t enjoy the show during the mock trials.“To see a good American practitioner doing this job well, it’s still very good. You don’t have to wander around the courtroom and jump up and down to get across the whole idea. It’s the same principle. You are still trying to win the jury over. Sometimes some of the mannerisms are helpful, the immediacy of the language, the colloquialisms are very effective — used in moderation.”While the week-long training brought together young assistant state attorneys and assistant public defenders, Wright explained there is no such distinction in his homeland.“We have a slightly different system, whereby we can prosecute and defend. All barristers are self-employed, and we do whatever case is given to us. It might be the Crown Prosecution Service, and you prepare prosecution cases. Or it might be by the Defense Solicitors and you might meet with defendants and talk with them and prepare their cases for trial. We pick up the papers, usually, when it’s all ready for trial. And we just do the trial advocacy. The more serious cases you might meet with your client once and you might have more to do with the preparation of the case and the gathering of evidence. But by and large, we just do courtroom advocacy.”Paul Zacks, chief assistant state attorney in the 15th Judicial Circuit and on the faculty for the training, said having the Brits as students is part of an exchange program whereby American trial attorneys go to Oxford.While Zacks was drumming on young lawyers to step away from the podium, in Britain it is a rule to stay at the podium.“What you find is because they are not allowed to do all the gesturing that we do, their command of the language is so good, because they can only beat you with their words. They can’t be acting. They can’t get up in people’s faces. Their word choices are perfect.”Jury selection also is a whole different game across the pond.“They don’t pick the juries over there,” Zacks explains. “If the person is qualified under the statute, they sit. They could be the defendant’s best friend and they could sit. They’re not even allowed to ask that question.”While the trial court systems are very different here, there were common pointers to take back home.“It’s advocacy, really,” said Wright.“What will persuade a jury in one country will persuade one in another. So it’s really helpful to put a case very effectively. I think it’s done very differently here, and it’s helpful to pick up stylistic behaviors.”
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London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United captain Harry Maguire believes the Red Devils are on the right track towards contending for the Premier League title again.United have not won the league since Alex Ferguson retired as manager in 2013 and were a mammoth 37 points behind leaders Liverpool when the Premier League season was put on hold due to coronavirus last month.However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were on an 11-match unbeaten run before the shutdown with Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka beginning to repay the lavish sums spent on them last summer and January signing Bruno Fernandes making an immediate impact.“I knew when I first came to Manchester United that Ole said to me loads and loads it’s a building process but we’ll be where we want to be.” Maguire told Sky Sports.“There are plenty of aspects we need to improve to get to the top of where we want to be. We don’t want to be challenging for this Champions League spot, we want to be challenging for titles.“We know there’s still a lot of improvement to get there, but we’re on the right track and I’m sure eventually we will get there.”United sat fifth in the table when matches were suspended and still in the running for silverware in the FA Cup and Europa League. Should the season be able to be completed in the coming months, Solskjaer’s options could be strengthened by the return from injury of Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba.Pogba has been restricted to just eight appearances all season by a persistent ankle problem, but Maguire hopes the French World Cup winner and Fernandes can form a potent partnership in midfield.“He’s been brilliant since he’s come in, off the field around the training ground, he’s a leader and wants to win, everything he does he wants to win, you can tell he’s been brought up with that attitude,” Maguire added on Fernandes.“He’s just given us that little bit more life and creativity in the middle.“We’ve got Paul to come back as well, who I’m sure will probably make himself (Fernandes) lift his game even more.“We have a lot of competition in that centre midfield now, they know they have to be on their game to keep their spot, so I’m sure we’ll see the benefit.” Share on: WhatsApp
(Washington, DC) — A Senate investigation is revealing that U.S. domestic airlines are sitting on an estimated $10-billion in “customer cash” due to cancellations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Airlines are required by law to issue cash refunds to travelers for flights the company cancels but they are under no obligation to offer cash if a customer cancels the flight by themselves. A group of Democratic senators are urging airlines to issue cash refunds to Americans who are struggling financially.Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) argued in a statement on Friday that the the pot of money collected by the airlines should be used to issue cash refunds for Americans who are struggling financially.“The ongoing pandemic is placing enormous financial strain on millions of Americans,” the senators said in a joint statement. “In light of this pressing need, and the unprecedented multi-billion-dollar bailout that the airline industry just received from Congress, we are absolutely outraged that so few airlines are willing to offer real cash refunds to consumers who must cancel their tickets.”Portions of the $25 billion aid package for airlines are to be used for payroll grants for employees and low-interest loans. The aid is negotiated on an individual basis between the Treasury Department and U.S. airlines. Flight trips have dropped off sharply as Americans comply with stay-at-home orders across the country in an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus.While no domestic travel ban is in place, President Trump on March 16 urged Americans to avoid discretionary travel.The senators said they came to the $10 billion estimate in customer cash based on data provided by JetBlue, which was the only airline to provide the dollar amount of travel credits related to coronavirus cancellations.“Although most companies refused to say just how much money they are sitting on in the form of travel vouchers, we estimate that the airlines could be holding onto more than $10 billion of hard-earned money from American travelers,” the senators continued.“If these companies released that money back to the public, it would provide a significant stimulus for struggling families. That’s why we once again urge the airlines to end their anti-consumer policies and offer real refunds during this emergency.”The airlines singled out by the senators include American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and United Airlines.The senators said they welcome airlines to dispute the $10 billion figure.Instead of cash refunds, most of these carriers said they have responded to coronavirus-related trip modifications by waiving fees associated with itinerary changes and cancellations and extended up until at least 2021 the time customers can use travel vouchers.
By Craig Lawrence, Slocan Valley Rec. Commission The Kootenay Slocan Lions Club have recently received a grant through the Government of Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Program to keep seniors (55+) active. The purpose of the Seniors on Bikes and Skis (SOB’s) is to allow seniors to pursue some healthy outdoor activities enjoying the Slocan Valley in all seasons. It will also give senior novice skiers the opportunity to try out an activity before deciding on whether they want to commit to purchasing their own equipment. The Lions have used the funds to purchase a variety of cross country ski packages and bicycles (including electric assist) and will be making them available to seniors in the Slocan Valley in the months ahead. Starting in January, the ski equipment will be available to seniors throughout the valley. To access the equipment, contact either Don Munro (project organizer) at 250-226-7855 or Slocan Valley Recreation 250-226-0008. For those needing a little bit of help getting started, Slocan Valley Recreation will be hosting a ski/training day on Monday, Jan. 10 beginning at 10 a.m., meeting at the Slocan Park Hall. Everyone will be going out and enjoying a ski along the Slocan Valley Rail Trail. After that, skis must be pre-booked for use. A limited number of skis are available, so please let us know if you want to use them. In the months ahead, the group will be providing several bicycles (including a four-wheel bike), some of which will have electric assist, to help seniors reach a little farther. These too, will have to be pre-booked and it’s expected they will be popular. The Kootenay Slocan Lions are working with the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society on this project, and the Slocan Valley Rail Trail is the primary location that all equipment will be used on. To find out more about the project, contact the numbers noted above.
The members of the team include, back row, L-R, Naomi Perkins, Christina Champlin, Erica Tolles, Courtney Shrieves and coach Rachel Stewart.Front, Shaen Panko Dool, Morgan Sabo, Soleil Babcock and Charly Defouw. Missing, Sophie Borhi and coach Yoshie Measures. Nelson Figure skaters did more than just turn in solid performances at the Rossland Mini Competition, the Heritage City contingent won the event for the second time in 30 years.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to salute members of the winning Nelson Figure Skating squad with Team of the Week honours.
On Thursday 7 February 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the 25th annual State of the Nation Address in democratic South Africa.Citizens anticipated a few big announcements aligning with the President’s vision for inclusive economic growth. In his address, President Ramaphosa spoke to issues on education, corruption, unemployment and foreign investment, inter alia, and shared implementation plans that government will roll out to meet the urgent needs of South African citizens.Reflecting on the past year, HE President Ramaphosa shared: “We resolved to cure our country of the corrosive effects of corruption and to restore the integrity of our institutions. We resolved to advance the values of our Constitution and to once again place at the centre of our national agenda the needs of the poor, unemployed, marginalised and dispossessed.We agreed that, in honour of the centenary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and Albertina Nontsikelelo Sisulu, we would devote our every action, our every effort, our every utterance to the realisation of their vision of a democratic, just and equitable society.”The South African government is committed to ensuring that learners thrive in a safe and healthy environment. Currently, 4 000 schools in SA are without appropriate sanitation facilities.They are also engaging learners on readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution from as early as childhood development phase, and has committed to the following in education:– It will take government 6 years to provide every school, and child, in South Africa with digital workbooks and textbooks on a tablet device.– 1 150 schools are either in planning, design or construction stages– More than 700 000 children have had access to early childhood education in the last financial year– 699 schools have been provided with appropriate sanitation facilities and projects through the SAFE Initiative.– 90% of textbooks in high enrolment subjects across all grades and all workbooks have been digitised.President Ramaphosa also announced that early childhood education centres will be migrated from the Department of Social Development to Basic Education.On the topic of small businesses, the following was noted: “Given the key role that small businesses play in stimulating economic activity and employment – and in advancing broad-based empowerment – we are focusing this year on significantly expanding our small business incubation programme.The incubation programme provides budding entrepreneurs with physical space, infrastructure and shared services, access to specialised knowledge, market linkages, training in the use of new technologies and access to finance.” – 14 rapid youth incubators form part of the incubation programme.– Digital hubs will be established in four provinces as part of the incubation programme– 51 technology business incubators form part of the incubation programme.– 10 enterprise supplier development incubators form part of the incubation programme.Speaking on infrastructure development, President Ramaphosa confirmed that more than R1.3 trillion has been invested to build, among others, hundreds of schools and two new universities. In addition, government committed R100 billion into the Infrastructure Fund over a 10-year period.He also made mention of the inaugural SA Investment Conference, confirming that “projects to the value of R187 billion are being implemented, and projects worth another R26 billion are in pre-implementation phase.” This reiterates the President’s investment drive to mobilise R1.2 trillion in investment over a period of five years.President Ramaphosa is confident that South African citizens have what it takes to move the country forward. He said: “All of us, as South Africans, should face up to the challenges and difficulties that lie ahead, said President Ramaphosa. “The task of building a better South Africa is our collective responsibility as a nation, as the people of South Africa.”
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West Indies reached 131 for three against India at stumps on third day of the first Test chasing a stiff victory target of 326 set by the visitors courtesy Rahul Dravid’s memorable 32nd Test century. Score | PhotosAn intriguing battle is on cards as the match is expected to be decided on fourth day itself with West Indies requiring 195 runs and visitors needing another seven wickets.Darren Bravo (30 batting) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (24 batting) added 51 runs for the undefeated fourth wicket stand after the Caribbeans were reduced to 80 for three.The West Indian openers Adrian Barath (38, 36 balls, 4×4, 2×6) and Lendl Simmons (27, 41 balls, 3×4, 1×6) started in a whirlwind fashion adding 62 runs in 10.5 overs.Barath in particular was in T20 mode as he hit Ishant for couple of sixes and four in over before Praveen Kumar made him flash at an away going delivery to be caught by Suresh Raina at slips.Ramnaresh Sarwan (0) was snapped up brilliantly by Virat Kohli off Ishant Sharma. Simmons was beaten by an Ishant delivery that held its line to hit the off-stump.The day however belonged to Dravid. His effort of 112 (274 balls, 10×4, 1×6) had its worth weight in gold as the battle-hardened veteran brought up one of his most satisfying three-figure mark on track where batting was difficult.West Indies spinner Devendra Bishoo celebrates after taking the wicket of India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.He was the last man to be dismissed after nearly six and half hour vigil as he tried hit Devendra Bishoo (4/65) out of the park. The wicket was a two-paced one where the other top-order batsmen struggled for survival.The 38-year-old former India captain was a picture of confidence as he brought up his hundred in 252 balls when he jabbed a Fidel Edwards delivery to scamper home for a single.advertisementAmit Mishra (28, 60 balls, 4×4) whose sensible batting at the other end helped Dravid reach his individual milestone also deserves credit. The duo added 56 runs for the ninth wicket after Harbhajan Singh (5) and Praveen Kumar (0) departed early after lunch with India reeling at 183 for eight.When Mishra departed at 239, India have stretched their lead past 300 which looked to be a formidable one considering the nature of the track.The day however belonged to Dravid who showed that when the circumstances are adverse, there is no substitute to watertight technique and enormous powers of concentration. The effort was even more laudable as he showed lot of gumption while batting with the tail.This is Dravid’s fourth century against the West Indies, and he has now surpassed 1500 runs against the Caribbeans.If the first session belonged to West Indies who pegged India back with triple strikes of Virat Kohli (15), Suresh Raina (27) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (16), the post lunch session till tea was all about Dravid’s patience and Mishra trying to counter attack.Starting the day at 91 for three, India reached 166 for six at lunch with Dhoni being dismissed at stroke of lunch.The Indian captain should consider himself unlucky as Bishoo had overstepped during the delivery.During the post-lunch session, Harbhajan Singh (5) curbed his natural instincts to play shots and dropped anchor at one end. However a debatable decision from umpire Daryl Harper saw him back in the hut. The delivery from Sammy hit him on the left thigh and was clearly heading over the stumps.Sammy then picked up Praveen Kumar (0) as he played a nothing sort of short going for an ugly hoick when the situation demanded some discretion.But then Mishra joined Dravid which could well prove to be the decisive partnership of the match.A cautious Dravid tried to shield him initially by refusing singles early in overs but it didn’t take him long to develop trust on Mishra who even looked good against the second new-ball.Dravid was on 80 when Mishra joined him but the pair frustrated the hosts immensely and stretched the lead beyond 300 runs.Once Dravid reached his hundred, Mishra hit a spanking cover drive as if to celebrate the feat of his senior. It also followed with a solid square cut as the West Indians got increasingly frustrated.Dravid first played a risky shot after completing his ton. It was a straight six off Bishoo. However Mishra who had gained in a lot of confidence as he tried to slash Sammy only to be holed out in the third man region.Ishant Sharma started off with a cover driven boundary.He could have been Sammy’s fifth victim but a stiff return catch was just out of reach for the West Indian captain.advertisementIt was Bishoo who finally got his seventh victim of the match when Dravid tried an uncharacteristic ugly hoick that was easily caught by Ramnaresh Sarwan. It was an effort that saw him get standing ovation from his team-mates.- With inputs from PTIFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.