Peter and Graeme Ford plan to bring The Premium Bakery to East Lothian after outgrowing their current premises in Loanhead.Peter founded The Premium Bakery in 2007, having sold Prestonpans-based Ford’s The Bakers in 1999. He and son Graeme, joint directors of The Premium Bakery, said they needed to expand and saw it as “an opportunity to come home”.Graeme continued: “We currently employ 27 staff but have outgrown our current premises. We will be doubling the size of our bakery and creating more jobs. It is a chance for the family business to return home.”A planning application for the new building, which is just yards from the original site and will have 1,100 square metres of floor space, has been submitted to East Lothian Council.Ford’s was sold by the family to Lyndale Foods in 1999. It was on the verge of closure in 2010 before a buyer was found and it was taken over by the Scullions Wholesale Bakery, a subsidiary of the McGhee Group.Liquidator Tom Hughes, partner at Gerber Landa & Gee chartered accountants told British Baker at the time that this was in the hope that it could reverse the bakery’s trading losses and make it profitable. But in 2011 it was placed into liquidation, with 35 staff made redundant, and around 25 moved to the restructured Ford Bakery business within the McGhee’s Bakery Group.
Real Women of Canada March 2018Bill C-45 legalizing the recreational use of marijuana passed the House of Commons on November 27th 2017 and was sent to the Senate, the following day, November 28th 2017. When passed, Canada will be only the second nation in the world after Uruguay to fully legalize this dangerous drug.Bill C-45 is a monstrous bill which will have a devastating effect on Canadian families and Canadian society. The most troubling effect of the bill is that it permits 12-18 year old young people to have access to marijuana.This is the case despite Prime Minister Trudeau’s repeated false assertions that the bill “…is to protect our kids. Right now we know that young people have easier access to marijuana than just about any other illicit substance. It’s easier to buy a joint for a teenager than it is to buy a bottle of beer. That’s not right.”The Liberal Party website also states that one the purposes of legalizing marijuana, “is to ensure we keep marijuana out of the hands of children…”Section 7(a) & (b) of the bill states the purpose of the bill:(a) Protect the health of young persons by restricting their access to cannabis;(b) Protect young persons and others from inducements to use cannabis;The provisions of the bill however, directly contradict its stated objective of keeping the drug away from children. This is based on the fact that Section 2 of the Bill defines “young person” as an individual who is “between 12-18 years of age.”Section 8 (1) (c) of the bill provides: that a “young person” may possess 5 grams of marijuana (or ten joints).And Section 9 (1) (b) provides: that a young person may distribute up to 5 grams of marijuana (or ten joints).Finally Section 12 (4) (b) provides: that private homes may grow up to 4 marijuana plants without legal sanction.Consequently the bill clearly provides that individuals between 12 to 18 years of age may freely possess, use, and even share marijuana up to 5 grams at a time (10 joints) There is absolutely no recourse if a minor is seen carrying, using, or handing out marijuana. A child can literally take ten joints from his parents’ stash, hand it out to his friends, go back home, take another ten, hand them out and keep doing it as often as he wants. This will deeply affect school environments and our neighbourhoods.Marijuana is HarmfulScientific evidence indicates that marijuana is a danger to public health. The harm caused by marijuana is listed on the website of Health Canada. The Canadian Medical Association, the Quebec Association of Psychiatrists, and Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario have warned that the human brain continues to develop until 25 years of age and marijuana use gravely stunts the development of adolescents.Why is the Federal government pushing for the legalization of Marijuana?Justin Trudeau unthinkingly blurted out during the 2015 federal election, that his party would legalize marijuana, without his understanding what a complex undertaking it would be. He did so to obtain the millennial vote.What began as a political or ideological issue has now become an incredible profit-making industry. The money of George Soros and other billionaires has fueled organizations in many countries, including Canada, to successfully push for this legalization. The initial ideological push on marijuana has now been dwarfed by the gold-rush of capitalists pushing it. According to the Globe and Mail (February 1st 2018) the legalization of recreational marijuana could give raise to a domestic consumer market between $8-$9 billon per annum.The NDP government of BC handed down its budget on February 23rd 2018 in which it conservatively estimated that the province will take in $50 million dollars in the current fiscal year in marijuana sales once marijuana is legalized later this year, and $75 million in 2019-2020. Quebec’s financial minister estimated that his province would receive $60 million annually from the sale of marijuana.That is, the role of money is now central to the spread of marijuana legalization. Pro-marijuana propaganda is flooding the media in order to indoctrinate and habituate the public to use marijuana for the financial benefit of marijuana entrepreneurs and governments on the federal and provincial levels.Further, although the provinces in December 2017, reached a deal with the federal government to keep the price of marijuana low to drive out the illegal black market, this is not going to happen. Police, experts and experience all indicate that the black market always undercuts legal marijuana sales. For example the black market has not gone away in Colorado, Oregon or Washington State since marijuana was legalized there for its recreational use. Keeping down marijuana sales by criminals is a fantasy.READ MORE: http://www.realwomenofcanada.ca/marijuana-bill-legalizes-pot-12-18-year-olds/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
STUART, Fla. — Stuart Police arrested a Martin County woman accused of failing to quarantine or isolate herself while waiting to receive the results of her COVID-19 test.Wednesday, police say 38-year-old Melissa Barton was seen walking in downtown Stuart.According to an arrest report, Barton had been active on Facebook discussing her COVID-19 test that she took 11-days before her arrest. The report says according to witnesses, Barton had entered a clothing store and shopped for a brief time and then exited the store, continuing to walk around the downtown area.The report states, “The witnesses expressed grave concern for the safety and health of themselves and others.”Police also wrote that on April 1, Barton posted a video on Facebook just hours prior to making contact with police stating she believed her test would come back positive.“There were about three or four calls that came in. A couple of my detectives got some phone calls from the downtown business people who I guess identified this woman from Facebook. The initial call was the concern she could be COVID positive,” said Stuart Police Chief Joseph Tumminelli.Officers arrested her for disorderly conduct and violation of Governor Ron Desantis’ Executive Order.“This lady left our hands tied and we had to take her to the Martin County Jail,” Chief Tumminelli said.According to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-51, anyone who meets the CDC’s definition of a PUI (Person Under Investigation) is supposed to be isolated or quarantined for a period of 14 days or until the person tests negative for COVID-19.Barton is among the many still waiting for a test result.Her social media indicates she was experiencing symptoms days before she was able to get a test. She told police she no longer had symptoms. Guidance from the Florida Department of Health states that people should begin to quarantine themselves for 14 days beginning on the day they believe they were exposed to the coronavirus.Chief Tumminelli says his officers are not instructed to go looking for arrests, calling this a more extreme case.“The intent is not to arrest. The intent is to educate and ask for the compliance,” Tumminelli said. “But if my officers do come across someone, a group of ten or more, they’re going to tell them hey, practice social distancing. We’re not going to make arrests on that, only in extreme circumstances to where our hands are tied. If I can get somebody to go home who needs to go home, they’ll go home.”Barton was released from jail with an ankle monitor.Court records show she will be confined to her home with the GPS tracking device until she receives a negative test.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Aaron Goings, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Saint Martin’s University, has won an award from the Historical Society of Michigan for his first book, which focuses on the 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike, one of the longest and most violent labor struggles in U.S. history.Goings and co-author Gary Kaunonen received the society’s 2013 State History Award for their scholarly work, “Community in Conflict: A Working-Class History of the 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike and the Italian Hall Tragedy.” The co-authors received the award for the book, published by Michigan State University Press, under the category of “Publications: University and Commercial Press” during a ceremony the historical society hosted earlier this fall in Kalamazoo, MI. It was one of four books to be recognized in this category.“It was certainly a pleasant surprise to receive this honor from the Historical Society of Michigan,” says Goings. “Myself and my co-author, who is currently in Michigan Technological University’s Ph.D. program in Rhetoric and Technical Communication, set out to craft a scholarly book on Michigan’s Copper Country history and to shed new light on the copper strike.”“Growing up in a working-class family in Grays Harbor, I have always been keenly aware of the importance of class and class struggle in the United States,” Goings adds. “It is my hope that this book has helped to return working people – their everyday experiences, their organizations and their struggles – to the center of Michigan’s Copper Country history.”An alumnus of Saint Martin’s (’02), Goings earned a master’s degree in history in 2005 from Central Washington University. He completed his doctorate degree in history in 2011 at Simon Fraser University. Goings’ main areas of research are United States labor and social history. Goings has taught courses on labor studies and women’s history. He also teaches U.S., World and Latin American history survey courses. During the spring 2014 semester, Goings will be co-teaching a course entitled “Working Class Literature.”
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 16, 2015)–Under aggressive handling from Rafael Bejarano, Bob Baffert’s Fantastic Style cruised to a 3 ¼ length win in Saturday’s $75,000 Angels Flight Stakes at Santa Anita. Sent from the gate in a field of five 3-year-old fillies, Fantastic Style set fractions of 22.39, 44.70 and 1:08.10 en route to a final clocking of 1:20.38.“I knew we were the speed in the race and it looked like the track was pretty fast in the first race,” said Bejarano. “We had a clean break and I decided to take advantage of it and take care of business. She likes to run this way and she gave me a big kick.”The second choice at 2-1, Fantastic Style paid $6.40, $2.60 and $2.10. Owned by Kaleem Shah, who along with Baffert, is at Pimlico Race Course today to see Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund run in the Preakness, Fantastic Style returned to Southern California following a third place finish in the Grade II, seven furlong Beaumont Stakes at Keeneland April 12 to register her third win from five starts. With the winner’s share of $47,400, she increased her earnings to $152,000.“I didn’t necessarily think she would ‘romp’ in here, but I did think she would run well,” said Baffert assistant Mike Marlow. “She made a nice lead and the fast track today just kind of carried her. She ran very well.”Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, favored Tara’s Tango sat second down the backside and around the turn but could never get on terms with the winner and had to settle for second money, finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of Ben’s Duchess. Off at 3-5, Tara’s Tango paid $2.40 and $2.10.Ben’s Duchess, who was ridden by Joe Talamo, broke from the far outside and pressured the favorite around the turn but was third best. Off at 9-2, she paid $2.10 to show.The Angels Flight was carded as the second race on an 11-race Preakness Day card.