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first_imgHartlepool-based Mary Lambert Artisan Bakery has won the Best Foodservice Operator Award at the National Fish & Chip Awards 2020.The Best Foodservice Operator category was open to outlets such as pubs, restaurants, leisure outlets, cafés and hotels, where fish and chips are included on the menu but are not the core offering.“Mary Lambert’s core business might be baked goods, but the judges were hugely impressed with the quality of fish and chips on offer at their premises, describing it as a fantastic business, providing a wonderful fish and chips dining experience,” said Marcus Coleman, chief executive at Seafish, the public body that organised the UK-wide competition.Mary Lambert was assessed against judging criteria including sourcing policies, preparation and cooking techniques, promotional activity and menu innovation.“Every year, entrants to the foodservice operator award prove beyond doubt that you can find high-quality, healthy fish and chips in businesses that are not traditional fish and chip takeaways or restaurants.”The awards took place this month at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, with more than 600 guests in attendance.last_img read more

first_imgThe Pearson Foundation awarded the Pearson Prize for Higher Education to Niharika Jain of Harvard College, one of 70 students awarded from universities and colleges across the United States. The Pearson Prize honors exemplary students attending four-year institutions and community colleges who have distinguished themselves through public service while completing their postsecondary studies. Among these students, 20 have been recognized as Pearson Prize National Fellows, including Jain.The 20 National Fellows were invited to create a personal video documenting their achievements. View Jain’s video.last_img

first_imgTHE DIRT is a weekly look at some of the most pressing outdoor news issues from around the Blue Ridge and Beyond.Paris Mountain State Park Set to ExpandGreenville, South Carolina’s closest state park is set to undergo a significant expansion. The expansion, made possible by a recent land acquisition of the Friends of Paris Mountain State Park, will add a 160 additional acres to the heavily visited park, freeing up more space for hiking and mountain biking. Paris Mountain State Park has become one of the busiest parks in the South Carolina Upstate. According the Karen Chavez of the Asheville Citizen Times, it saw a 26 percent increase in 2014 with some 245,000 annual visitors. Learn more about Paris Mountain’s expansion here.Virginia River Park Named One of Nation’s Best by REIThe James River Park in Richmond, Virginia was named one of the six best river parks in country by outdoor retail giant REI. In a statement posted to its website, REI had this to day about the Richmond river park: “The James River Park is an entire system of trails and recreation areas encompassing more than 500 acres along the James River. On the water are numerous natural whitewater features—shoals, ledges and play-waves—and the area has excellent bike trails.” Also mentioned in the article was Kelly’s Whitewater Park on the Payette River in Idaho, Sweetwater Creek State Park near Atlanta, and Great Falls Park on the Potomac River. Read more here.Triathlete Competes for North Carolina Shark Attack VictimA Colorado Springs man competed in a the Rocky Mountain State Games triathlon over the weekend in support of the victim of one of North Carolina’s recent shark attacks. Michael Ortiz, whose daughter attends school with attack victim Hunter Treschl, says his heart has gone out to Hunter ever since he learned of the attack. “I just knew I had to do something for him,” he told local Colorado news station KRDO. In order to help fund Hunter’s medical expense—the teen lost an arm as a result of the shark attack—Ortiz wore a shirt that read ‘Tri for Hunter’ and included a link to his Go Fund Me page. He hopes the increased awareness will help Hunter and his parents reach their funding goal of $50,000. The family is now less and $8,000 away from reaching their goal.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Hempstead man with a history of seizures has been charged with manslaughter for allegedly ignoring medical advice to not drive before a crash that killed his 27-year-old partner and 4-year-old son two years ago, Nassau County prosecutors said.Renen Vides pleaded not guilty Monday at Nassau County court to charges of second-degree manslaughter, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and driving without a license.“In spite of repeated warnings and repeated seizures, the defendant recklessly drove anyway, risking everyone in his path,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.Prosecutors said the 29-year-old man was driving his Mitsubishi Galant eastbound on Old Country Road when he veered off the road and struck a tree front of the Source Mall in Westbury shortly before noon on Sept. 29, 2013.Two passengers in the car—his common-law wife, Martha Candida Hernandez Majano, and his son, Renen Vides Jr.—died at the scene.The driver wasn’t taking his prescribed seizure medication, was having seizures in the months leading up to the crash and lost consciousness immediately prior to hitting the tree, authorities said.A grand jury indicted Vides on March 30 following a lengthy and investigation. Garden City police officers who pulled him over Friday for driving without a front license plate took him into custody after finding that he had a warrant for his arrest.Judge Philip Grella set bail for Vides at $250,000. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison. He is due back in court Sept. 2.last_img read more

first_imgThe superintendent said he loves seeing increased civic engagment, and hopes this trend will continue in years to come. Superintendent Jason Van Fossen told 12 News this is the first year all residents have had to vote on the budget by absentee ballot.Van Fossen said typically the district has 800-1000 people vote on its budget; already, more than four thousand ballots have been delivered. ENDWELL (WBNG) — The Maine-Endwell Central School District is embracing the changes the coronavirus pandemic has created. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order stating schools will be allowed to hold a second vote, as is typical, if their first budget is defeated. Previously, multiple districts told 12 News they were unsure if they would have to immediately adopt a contingency budget, which would result in large cuts.center_img I asked @MECSDSpartans Superintendent @VanFossenJason today about civic engagement in the middle of this pandemic, and his answer below is well worth the listen. My full story tonight at 6 on @WBNG12News— Josh Rosenblatt (@JRosenblattTV) June 11, 2020 “Even if it means a defeated budget, if the people we talk, we have to follow what it is they say,” Van Fossen said Thursday. “If this process has created more interest, that’s fantastic, and I hope the residual effect is more people vote.”last_img read more

first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Topics : Log in with your social account analysis bank-mandiri COVID-19 pandemic inequality recovery gini-ratio Google Facebook The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic crisis has been branded “a crisis like no other”. The extent of the damage the pandemic has had on social and economic life is beyond comprehension. For months countries have entered limited or full lockdowns, in an attempt to contain the outbreak.  These efforts have had large repercussions on their economies.Debates on how and when the global economy will recover after the COVID-19 crisis continue to take place.  The common estimations of recovery have varied from a “V-shaped” recovery, which means a fast recovery, a “U-shaped” recovery, which means a somewhat slower recovery up to the “Nike (logo) swoosh-shaped” recovery which means a slow but gradually improving economic recovery. More recently an increasingly popular view has surfaced, which says that the economic recovery will … Forgot Password ?last_img read more

first_imgThe Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) approved debt financing and partial risk guarantees totaling $583 million for the Reliance Bangladesh liquified natural gas (LNG) and power project.The project, which includes a power generation facility to be located in Meghnaghat, near the capital city of Dhaka, and an LNG terminal, near Kutubdia Island south of Chittagong, will significantly increase power generation and improve energy infrastructure in Bangladesh, ADB said.ADB’s financing package includes loans and partial risk guarantees for the power generation facility, as well as for the LNG terminal. The total project cost is approximately $1 billion.“ADB’s partnership with Reliance Power will help Bangladesh scale up its energy infrastructure to sustain and support the country’s economic growth,” said Michael Barrow, director general of ADB’s private sector operations department, adding that “ADB’s role as a direct lender and guarantee provider will enable Reliance Power to mobilize much needed long-term debt financing and help attract new lenders to Bangladesh.”Diversifying Bangladesh’s sources of energy is critical for the country as demands for natural gas have placed significant pressures on the country’s domestic gas reserves. New LNG import facilities will enable the country’s existing gas-dependent infrastructure to remain viable while opening the country to access natural gas from global markets.ADB’s support will help Reliance Power Limited to develop an initial approximately 750 megawatts (MW) of gross power generation capacity and terminal facilities for LNG import. Reliance Power plans to increase its power generation capacity to around 3,000 MW in Bangladesh.Energy from the power plant will be sold into the country’s electricity grid under a long-term power purchase agreement with the Bangladesh Power Development Board.last_img read more

first_imgRussian shipping company Sovcomflot has reportedly started the year with an order for a liquified natural gas carrier (LNG) at South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).The company has signed a contract for one firm plus one optional 174,000 cbm LNG carrier, Clarksons Platou Shipbroking said in a weekly report.The ship is scheduled for delivery in 2020, the report indicates.The company is yet to confirm the deal to World Maritime News.In March 2017, Sovcomflot ordered four 114,000 dwt Ice-Class IA Aframax tankers at the South Korean yard under a USD 240 million deal.Described as the world’s first LNG-fueled Aframax tankers, the four ships are scheduled to be delivered from the third quarter of 2018 onwards.The company’s order was augmented by two more 114,000 dwt dual fuel tankers slated for delivery in 2019, as reported by brokers.It was a busy week for Hyundai, as the builder also secured an order from Cardiff Marine for up to two LNG carriers of the same size.Under the deal, TMS Cardiff Gas has signed a contract for the construction of a 174,000 cbm LNG carrier with XDF propulsion. The contract includes an option for a second vessel.This order is the first in the company’s X Carrier Series of orders, which expands the company’s fleet of managed vessels to ten.The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2020, when it will enter into a seven-year time charter contract with Total Gas & Power Chartering.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgGreat Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.According to the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Lasse Petterson, the second quarter was another active period for GLDD, marking their fourth consecutive quarter showing improvement in both revenue and adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations when comparing to the prior year quarter.”As we noted in our last earnings release, planned dry dockings of certain vessels had an impact on second quarter results, several of which continue into the third quarter with two hopper dredges entering dry dock in the third quarter,” Lasse Petterson commented.“During the quarter we experienced better than expected production on the Jacksonville deepening project, along with strong execution on several coastal protection projects,” he added.Lasse Petterson continued saying that in the second quarter GLDD generated $11.5 million of net income from continuing operations and adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $32.0 million, bringing full year-to-date net income from continuing operations and adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations to $32.0 million and $75.9 million, respectively.In the market update, GLDD said that they continue to expect additional phases of multiple large deepening and other capital projects to bid in the second half of the year resulting in another strong domestic bid market in 2019.The projects coming into the pipeline include additional phases of work in Savannah and Corpus Christi, new projects in the Ports of Norfolk, Virginia and Freeport, Texas and large coastal restoration projects in Mississippi and Louisiana.In addition to this anticipated capital work, GLDD will probably bid for multiple projects funded by the $17.4 billion disaster supplemental appropriations.For the full second quarter results, please click here.last_img read more 13 May 2013There is no silver bullet for dealing with loan sharks but proposed changes will help, Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Foss says. While Labour has unveiled plans introduce low- and zero-interest loans in a bid to stamp out lending by unscrupulous loan sharks, Foss has defended the Government’s own initiative. Foss said the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Amendment Bill would require lenders to act responsibly, give consumers the information they needed and introduce significant consequences for those who breached the law. “Lenders will have to take responsibility for the likely effect of the credit they provide,” he said. The Government also announced an extra $1.5 million for budgetary advice services, Foss said. “There is no silver bullet here,” he said. “Changes in the Bill are part of the solution, as are budget-advisory services and the Government’s on-going commitment to improve financial literacy in New Zealand.”Labour says the changes do not go far enough. Social development spokeswoman Jacinda Ardern and consumer affairs spokeswoman Carol Beaumont have teamed up to promote the party’s social lending policy. Largely based on an Australian model, it would see a Labour government working with banks and community organisations to provide low- or no-interest loans to people shut out of the mainstream credit market. Applicants would have to meet a number of criteria. read more