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

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