Speciality Breads nominated for award

first_imgSpeciality Breads, the Margate-based wholesale bakery, has been nominated as a Responsible Business Champion of north and south Thanet.Kent-based Speciality Breads is celebrating after being nominated as a Responsible Business Champion for both the north and south Thanet constituencies.The company launched a new £3m bakery last November, and was nominated for the award by MPs Sir Roger Gale and Craig MacKinlay.A Parliamentary judging panel will now consider all MPs’ nominations against national criteria announced each year by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) and select one company as the APCRG National Responsible Business Champion.The winner will be announced at a reception in Parliament on 13 July.The judges and awards are specifically looking for companies which support the local community, invest in healthy workplaces, offer apprenticeships and training to all age groups plus promote equality and diversity in the workplace and monitor suppliers’ actions on these issues.Peter Millen, managing director of Speciality Breads, said: “It’s a huge privilege to have been nominated and to get some recognition for the positive impact we have on the local area and community.“We’re extremely proud of our Kentish roots, our business, suppliers and most of all our brilliant people who have made success possible.”Last month, Speciality Breads added to its growing selection of artisan rolls with a new sourdough & onion roll.last_img read more

Loyalty and Fear: The Link between the Military and Maduro Prevents Venezuela from Repeating What Occurred in Bolivia

first_imgBy Ricardo Guanipa D’erizans/Diálogo December 20, 2019 After weeks of protests in Bolivia, service members of the Andean country changed their position and supported the protesters. William Kaliman, commander of the Bolivian Armed Forces, urged Evo Morales to step down to ensure peace in the country, leading to the president’s resignation on November 10.Bolivia’s events might have fueled some hope among Nicolás Maduro’s opponents in Venezuela, yet service members continue to support the regime. To discuss the issue, Diálogo spoke with Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Guard Brigadier General (ret.) Marco Ferreira, in exile in the United States since 2002, who headed the Administrative Service of Identification, Migration and Foreigners, formerly known as ONIDEX under Hugo Chávez.Diálogo: Why, despite the numerous protests that have taken place in Venezuela, doesn’t the National Bolivarian Armed Force (FANB, in Spanish) demand Nicolás Maduro’s resignation?Bolivarian National Guard Brigadier General (ret.) Marco Ferreira: Military leadership in Venezuela is weak, highly politicized, and blackmailed by the Maduro government. The wrongdoings within the Venezuelan Armed Force [have gone on] for many years. Classes that have graduated [in recent years] aren’t purely military. There is no military vocation; most of them enrolled seeking economic benefits, rather than to defend the nation.Diálogo: Juan Guaidó has been recognized as Venezuela’s legitimate president by more than 50 countries. Why, despite his efforts to get closer to the FANB, has he been unsuccessful in influencing their loyalty to Maduro?Brig. Gen. Ferreira: The military leaders are not only enemies of the opposition but also friends of Nicolás Maduro. There is complicity in the higher echelons, and there is fear and resentment in the lower ranks.Diálogo: Do you think that the FANB might feel hopeful that the success in Bolivia, meaning Evo Morales’ exit, might be replicated in Venezuela?Brig. Gen. Ferreira: The Armed Forces are heavily influenced and subjugated. The leadership is 100 percent loyal to Nicolás Maduro.Diálogo: Has the FANB become Maduro’s political party?Brig. Gen. Ferreira: That’s not true; the Armed Forces continue to be an institution ruled by the norms of obedience, discipline, and subordination, but we should also add fear and extortion. Venezuelan service members don’t have the strength or desire to revolt.Diálogo: Has the FANB’s destruction been orchestrated by the regime to guarantee their loyalty?Brig. Gen. Ferreira: In all honesty, they are victims like the rest of Venezuelans, due to the destruction of the country’s productive means. Most service members are resorting to smuggling anything they can; they sell their service firearms and ammunition; they steal fuel from official vehicles to send it to Colombia. They are not an armed force anymore, really, but a filibuster group trying to survive. The regime forgives all these lapses and crimes, but the one thing it does not forgive is insubordination against Maduro.last_img read more

Belgian TUI and Scandinavian Airlines are launching two routes to Croatia

first_imgIn the summer flight schedule, SAS operates from numerous destinations in Scandinavia to Pula, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik, but the company has so far announced only two for Split Airport. Thus, from June 20, TUI will reintroduce the seasonal line Brussels – Dubrovnik, twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Also, the company will launch a line Antwerp – Split, from July 10, twice a week, Mondays and Fridays. the company has announced a flight schedule for June, while the schedule for July will be finalized soon. From the same date, the Oslo – Split line will be introduced, but only once a week (Saturday), by the same type of aircraft, A320neo which in the fleet of this carrier has capacity of 174 seats. Scandinavian Airlines, better known as SAS, the airline of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, will also soon launch two international routes to Croatia. Photo: Pexels.comcenter_img From June 20, the company will introduce the Copenhagen – Split line, 2 times a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays), by A320neo aircraft. Scandinavian Airlines is introducing two routes to Split Line Brussels – Pula it is not currently on sale, but there is a possibility that the company will launch it in the next few weeks. B737-800 aircraft with a capacity of 189 passengers have been announced on the routes. Belgian branch TUI announced the re-launch of its international lines to traditional leisure destinations in Europe, including Croatia, reports Croatian Aviation. last_img read more

Travel Alert: Road closed due to overturned truck

first_imgUPDATE: Road has been reopenedA main route outside Ardara has been closed this afternoon following reports of a lorry off the road.The incident occurred on the N56, approx. 4km outside Ardara on the Killybegs side. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route.Travel Alert: Road closed due to overturned truck was last modified: April 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ROAD CLOSEDlast_img read more

Fourth body recovered from site of Labrador plane crash three still missing

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The RCMP say a fourth body has been recovered from the Labrador lake where a float plane carrying seven men, including the pilot, crashed July 15.Cpl. Jolene Garland said divers recovered the body from the remote Mistastin Lake, about 100 kilometres southwest of Nain, on Wednesday.The body has not yet been identified and is expected at the office of the province’s chief medical examiner sometime today, Garland said.Divers continued to search Thursday for the three remaining people and for the downed de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver plane, owned by Quebec airline Air Saguenay.The cause of the crash, which happened after the plane left Labrador’s Three Rivers Lodge for a fishing trip on Mistastin lake, is still unknown.The bodies of fishing guide Dwayne Winsor of Deer Lake, N.L., guest John Weaver II of Chicago and another 67-year-old man from New Jersey had previously been recovered.Quebec pilot Gilles Morin, Weaver’s sons John Weaver III and Matthew Weaver and a 50-year-old fishing guide from Newfoundland and Labrador were unaccounted for as of Wednesday.The Canadian Presslast_img read more