Remembering the Great Fire

first_imgToday is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London – a major conflagration that swept through central parts of the city. To mark the occasion, we look at London’s best bakeries, according to Time Out magazine.Huge areas of the capital were alight from 2-5 September in 1666, and the blaze was started at a bakery, owned by Thomas Farriner on Pudding Lane, shortly after midnight and spread rapidly across the west of the city.Throughout his life, he strongly denied that his bakery was to blame and claimed that his oven had been properly cleaned out the night before.His family were trapped upstairs, but managed to escape by climbing from an upstairs window to the house next door.The fire caused around £10m worth of damage and displaced as many as 80,000 residents.To mark the occasion, we show off some of London’s best bakeries, according to Time Out magazine:Balthazar Boulangerie, Covent GardenE5 Bakehouse, London FieldsFabrique, HoxtonGail’s, HampsteadOld Post Office Bakery, BrixtonSt John Bakery, BermondseyIn June, The Worshipful Company of Bakers commissioned a new dinner play to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.last_img read more

Nearly 200 schools burgled during S.Africa’s virus lockdown

first_imgSouth African authorities on Monday reported that close to 200 schools have being broken into in the first 17 days of a five-week anti-coronavirus lockdown.  Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said she was “horrified” after it emerged that 183 schools had been burgled since the lockdown came into effect on March 27.”It is extremely disappointing for criminals, … to randomly destroy the same infrastructure meant to provide decent spaces of learning and teaching,” said the minister in a statement. With 73 break-ins, eastern Mpumalanga province recorded the most incidents followed by Gauteng — seat of the capital Pretoria and the economic hub Johannesburg — with 55 robberies.The attacks have ranged from arson, to theft of computers, printers and even classroom chairs, according to local media reports.The rash of school attacks come just days after police minister Bheki Cele reported a dramatic fall in crime since South Africa imposed the coronavirus lockdown, crediting a ban on the sale of alcohol for the drop.In his weekly emailed note, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Monday that “it is a great indictment of our society that dozens of schools have been burgled, trashed or burnt to the ground”. Topics :last_img read more

Jonathan Mensah, Columbus Crew give to Ohio citizens

first_img–By: Citi Sports Ghana’s Jonathan Mensah and some of his Columbus Crew team mates were in benevolent spirits as they served meals to families in the Columbus area as part of the team’s plans of giving back to society.The initiative, dubbed the Give Forward, was to bring the team’s players closer to their fans in the locality and also to meet their social responsibilities as a team.Mensah and two team mates, Patrick Mullings and Niko Hansen were at the Ronald McDonald House of Charities served dinner to families who were invited to the gathering which was presented by the team’s main sponsor, MAPFRE Insurance.The activity is part of Columbus Crew’s build up to the start of the 2019 MLS Season which starts on March 2.On Wednesday February 27, Mensah and the rest of the team will have an engagement with the media ahead of the start of the new season.Last season, Crew got into the playoffs but lost 3-1 on aggregate to the New York Red Bulls.last_img read more