BSB sets out plans for AGM and dinner

first_imgThe British Society of Baking (BSB) will host a four-course dinner, including a talk by well-known BBC sports journalist Garry Richardson, as part of its AGM.It will take place on Monday evening, 22 March, during the Baking Industry Exhibition (BIE), March 21-24 at the Birmingham NEC. The meal, at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club in Birmingham, is open to members and non-members, offering a chance to relax with colleagues after the show.The dinner costs £60 for BSB members and £65 for non-members. Pre-dinner drinks are 6.30-7.30pm in the Woodlands Suite Bar, followed by a four-course dinner and entertainment. Bed and breakfast at the Forest of Arden Hotel costs £135 per room. Download a booking form at www.bsb.org.uk/news.htm or tel: Sharon Byrne on 01869 247098.Chairman Andy Pollard, who has led BSB for four years, will hand over to Keith Houliston.last_img read more

Q & A

first_imgQWhat is the proper comparator in a disability discrimination claim?AThe Court of Appeal has confirmed, in Aylott v Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, that it is “someone who had behaved in the same way as the person concerned, but [who] did not suffer from that person’s disability”. So the old comparator someone who had not acted in the way that led to the dismissal or detriment no longer applies.The DDA (s3A(5) requires comparison to be with a non-disabled person “whose relevant circumstances, including his abilities, are the same as, or not materially different from, those of the disabled person”.However, as from 1 October 2010, the Equality Act 2010 introduces a new concept of “discrimination arising from disability”, which will prohibit an employer from treating a disabled employee in a way that, because of their disability, is to their detriment and that cannot be objectively justified.This will not require the disabled person to show that his or her treatment is less favourable than that experienced by a comparator and focuses simply on whether the detrimental treatment is linked to the disability.last_img read more

Fridays on the Fly: The Pure Line

first_imgI bet scads of anglers have walked on a bridge or on a high trail in the mountains, looked at the water far below, and wondered, Has anyone ever fished that? I often follow that with: There have to be some big lunkers down there, and It would be so cool to find out. One summer day, I was standing on the edge of a cliff looking down at such a place: the North Platte River in Wyoming’s Fremont Canyon.I knew the fishing upstream to be excellent, but I wanted to find out if it was even better down where no one could reach it. My friend, Doug Heggart, and I had had a blast fishing that morning. We’d double-hooked large trout with our tenkara rods and enjoyed an unusually windless day. Then, knowing of my other main passion, rock-climbing, Doug took me up the canyon. I peered down the sheer walls, my gaze going back and forth between potential climbing lines and the pools in the water below. There have to be some big lunkers down there, right?A year later, I recruited another friend, Steve Conrad, to return to Fremont Canyon and help me answer that question. Like me, Steve is a fly-fishing climber. Normally, my fly gear is as simple as it gets: a telescopic tenkara rod, line and fly. I leave the reel and other stuff behind in favor of this Japanese method of fly-fishing that I discovered and introduced to the US in 2009. But in order to fish Fremont Canyon, we also needed climbing ropes, and a decent amount of hardware, harnesses, climbing shoes… perhaps because my other activities are so gear-intensive, I keep my fly-fishing simple.Learn more about this Colorado fly fishing adventure in the June issue of our sister publication, Elevation Outdoors!last_img read more

First Financial makes major Tree City Fall Festival donation

first_imgGreensburg, In. — First Financial has announced a $5,000 donation to the 2018 Tree City Fall Festival, a family event in downtown Greensburg, Indiana.Beginning in 1979, the Tree City Fall Festival has a rich history in Greensburg with live music, food, arts and crafts and much more. The Tree City Fall Festival is an event with a purpose: to unify the community by offering a family-friendly atmosphere to celebrate local history and promote cultural awareness through musical, artistic and educational programs during the festival. The Festival supports local non-profit organizations by offering free vendor space and canopies to those groups wishing to participate. Donations from sponsors help to secure a variety of entertainment such as a parade, battle of the beards, a car show, chili cook-off, royalty contest and more.“We’re very excited to contribute to the local Tree City Fall Festival,” said Kevin Koehne, Market President for First Financial Bank. “At First Financial, we see it as our responsibility to serve our local neighborhoods and build partnerships in the communities we serve. We have tremendous local employees who truly care about helping others through volunteering and donating to great events like these.”As a community-focused financial institution, First Financial is honored to be such a supportive part of the Greensburg community and proud to strengthen the local area through donations and resources that truly impact the families.For more information about First Financial click here. Or take a look at their Facebook page.last_img read more

I Will Never Feel Great Again, Says Tiger Woods

first_imgWoods’ first return to competitive action after a 15-month lay-off came in December at the Hero World Challenge – an 18-man tournament in the Bahamas – and he finished 15th at the PGA Tour event.He hopes to compete in the Masters at Augusta from 6-9 April.“There have been plenty of times when I thought I would never play the game again at the elite level,” added Woods, who has won 79 titles on the PGA Tour.“It was tough, it was more than brutal. There were times I needed help just to get out of bed.“I feel good, not great. I don’t think I will ever feel great because it’s three back surgeries, four knee operations.“I’m always going to be a little bit sore. As long as I can function, I’m fine with that.”Woods has not won a tournament anywhere since 2013, while his title drought in major championships dates back to 2008.“There is a changing of the guard,” he said. “My generation is getting older but if I’m teeing up then the goal is to win.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Fourteen-time major winner Tiger Woods has said that he will “never feel great” again because of the number of injuries suffered during his career.Woods, 41, pulled out of the Dubai Desert Classic before the second round this month because of a back spasm.He only returned to action in December after two back operations.“There were a lot of times I didn’t think I was going to make it back. It was tough, it was more than brutal,” Woods told Dubai magazine Vision.last_img read more

Trojans head to Westlake to begin year

first_imgThe No. 2 USC men’s tennis team begins its first tournamentof the season today at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in Westlake, Calif. The tournament will run through the weekend, and much like last year, the Trojans enter the season hoping to defend their back-to-back NCAA titles.Heavy shoulders · USC will lean on the leadership and experience of junior Steve Johnson, who ranks as the nation’s No. 6 singles player and is presently ranked as the tournament’s top seed. – Daily Trojan file photo The tournament remains a good opportunity for the team to show their competition what they have been preparing for in the offseason, but it will also serve as an early testament to their level of preparedness for the remaining slate.“Personally the most difficult part of this match is the pressure to start the season strong,” junior Daniel Nguyen said. “The tournament will be tough because for most of us this will be our first few matches of the season.”The importance of starting strong is perhaps of particular importance, given the high standards the team has set for itself through the success of the past few seasons.“I think coming back from winter break strong and making a statement by doing well and having one of our players win will be the most difficult and most important,” freshman Michael Grant said.USC is returning five players from its 2010 national championship team in seniors Jaak Poldma and Peter Lucassen, juniors Daniel Nguyen and Steve Johnson and sophomore JT Sundling.These veterans will have help from a cast of players, including freshmen Michael Grant and Ray Sarmiento, both of whom had strong fall seasons.USC also recently signed freshman Emilio Gomez from Ecuador to add depth to the team.“We’ve been lucky to have the depth necessary to go far, and it looks like we have it again this year,” USC coach Peter Smith said. “When we get to that point in the season where we’re playing really big matches, we have some experience on our side and we really hope to use that. The last thing we can do is try to maintain what we did.“We don’t just want to maintain; we’ve got to get better and better and better and keep proving ourselves. Our competition is out there trying to get better and we need to match that passion.”The path to victory will be a tough one, and it all begins Friday.“Every year, every team wants to win it all,” Smith said. “We’ve been pretty fortunate the last two years to do it. It’s definitely our goal again, and we’ll go for it with every ounce of our beings.”last_img read more

Palm Beach Election Officials Release Voting Hours, Locations

first_imgElection season is upon us, and if you’re planning to vote in person, the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office has released the details. Early voting for this year’s primary elections begins on Aug. 3 and ends on Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Election Day is Aug. 18. Polls will be open that day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Below is a list of early voting hours and locations throughout Palm Beach County.last_img

Sam Burgess accepts two-match ban for Sezer hit

first_imgSam Burgess was hit with a Grade 2 careless high tackle charge following an incident involving Aidan Sezer in the 59th minute of Saturday’s match.He chose to take the early guilty plea, which now means he will miss the next two matches.George Burgess was handed a Grade 1 careless high tackle charge following a tackle on Raiders forward. By taking the early guilty plea, George will be fined $1550 but will be free to take on the Broncos on Thursday night.last_img