La Jawaab bakery closes due to cockroach infestation

first_imgHuddersfield-based bakery and deli La Jawaab has been forced to closed over hygiene concerns after an infestation of cockroaches.The bakery, which serves a variety of sandwiches, paninis and Asian sweets, was hit with a court order for the immediate closure of the shop.Kirklees Council environmental health officers applied for the emergency prohibition order for La Jawaab after inspectors found the active infestation of cockroaches.It is thought the man held responsible for the poor conditions of the bakery was named in court documents as Arshad Mahmood.Kirklees councillor Mohan Sokhal said: “Business people, especially those involved in selling food, should think about their hygiene. It’s a serious health and safety issue and the conditions described there are not healthy and people should think about their customers.She added: “The council has a duty to take action in these circumstances and protect people who are buying food.”The premises will remain closed until the hygiene issue has been addressed and is no longer a risk to the public.In March, Falcone Baking Company was fined after being found guilty of five offences relating to poor food hygiene, including a “serious rodent infestation”.last_img read more

Dear Most Skateboarders: You Suck. Signed, This Guy

first_imgThis guy is Bob Burnquist. He is among the most influential skateboarders the industry has ever seen.(I know this because it says so in the description of this video on YouTube, so it must be true.)This is a nicely shot, nicely edited, nice sounding video of some insane skateboarding stuff.You don’t have to like skateboarding to be able to appreciate the amount of skill, strength and courage it takes to do stuff like this.Oh yeah. And then there’s the helicopter…Meanwhile, I’m happy I can usually run up the stairs two at a time without tripping and falling up the stairs.Enjoy. Then go back to Extreme Excel Documenting.EDIT: Apparently, as evidenced by some comments below, some in the skateboard community took offense to my headline. As you can also see by my response, it was not meant to insult the craft nor those who participate in it. In fact, of you read any of my other “buzz” items, I hope you’d see I speak/write in extreme hyperbole quite often. So relax. I respect all who partake in this activity, at any level. The headline was simply meant to snarkily convey the extreme nature of the video, in a way that might catch the attention of those who wouldn’t normally have taken a look at skateboarding footage. This, I hope, brought new admirers to the sport, which is why I chose to highlight this footage in the first place. I would have thought that my complimentary and then self-depreciating comments in the write up would have made it clear that I am in awe of such talent, and that when I say “most skateboarders suck” it would have been taken as an obvious exaggeration, if anything, calling out the same kind of posers that the purist skateboarders themselves would probably call out. So, that’s that. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

Asset management roundup: French regulator examines fund fees

first_imgFewer than 2% of investment funds distributed in France charge “substantially high fees”, according to AMF, the country’s financial markets regulator.A review it carried out found that, out of just over 8,000 funds, 148 charged substantially higher charges than their competitors. This represented 0.33% of assets under management.The majority of these funds (70%) had less than €20m in assets, which probably meant they could not benefit from economies of scale, said the AMF. Also, most of them charged additional fees when their fund manager bought or sold portfolio securities, which increased the level of ongoing charges disclosed in the funds’ key investor information documents (KIIDs).“The AMF nevertheless observed that some of these UCITS have since merged or been liquidated, which could be the result of competition from other UCITS that charge lower fees,” it said. The regulator’s study also found that, in general, foreign funds charged slightly higher fees on average than French funds for equivalent asset classes.The findings emerged from an analysis of funds’ key investor information documents for the financial year 2015 and the ongoing charges disclosed by 8,038 UCITS funds distributed in France.‘Value for money’ reporting toolFund research company Fitz Partners has launched a service intended to allow fund fee committees and fund directors to evaluate share classes on fees, asset size and performance.In a statement, the company said it launched the fund board reporting service “in response to greater demand for better fund governance and investment managers’ requirements for ’value for money’ reviews”.It said requests for independent reviews came from asset managers and also from fund buyers and regulators. In Europe fund boards are not obliged to assess value for money, although in the UK the Financial Conduct Authority last year proposed requiring asset managers to assess whether funds offer value for money. PTL, a UK independent trustee firm, has also launched a ‘value for money’ assessment service for defined contribution investment funds, with Schroders announced as the first asset manager to sign up.Aberdeen Standard in private markets offeringAberdeen Standard Investments has launched what it said was its first comprehensive private markets fund.It has been launched with £138m (€155.8m) of assets, and will invest in a diversified global mix of private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private credit, the asset manager said in a statement.Carillion questioning  UK politicians have written to investors including BlackRock and Standard Life Aberdeen as part of an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of UK construction firm Carillion.In their letters, dated 26 January, the chairs of the two parliamentary committees behind the inquiry said they wanted to examine whether major institutional investors complied with the Stewardship Code. They asked the investors to set out what engagement they had with Carillion following the publication of its annual report and accounts for 2016 and the interim financial results for 2017. The institutions were also asked to set out what steps they took to influence the financial decisions of the board, the response they received, and their reasons for deciding to sell shares in the company when they did.The politicians asked for responses by 2 February. BlackRock has been given an extension, a spokeswoman for the asset manager told IPE.Goldman Sachs-Amundi fund tie-upGoldman Sachs Fund Solutions is partnering with Amundi to use its asset management operational platform, Amundi Services, for its Luxembourg-domiciled funds.Amundi Services will provide investment management and ongoing control and oversight services to Goldman Sachs Fund Solutions, which runs systematic investment strategies. Amundi will also provide management, due diligence and monitoring services to Goldman Sachs’ UCITS platform dedicated to external alternative fund managers.Goldman Sachs Fund Solutions said it aimed to significantly increase its assets over the coming years, primarily through institutional investors and financial intermediaries.Amundi Services has more than 23 third party asset managers and asset owners as clients, according to Guillaume Lesage, head of the operations, services and technology division of Amundi.last_img read more

Ferguson backs Gill for UEFA post

first_img Though Gill will remain in the shadows, his decision creates an element of uncertainty at Old Trafford. Ed Woodward, who has overseen the massive progress made by the Red Devils’ commercial department, will take over many of Gill’s responsibilities. It is, however, envisaged Woodward will remain based at the club’s London offices, with current commercial director Richard Arnold becoming the most senior figure at Old Trafford. The situation has been likened to that encountered at Arsenal following the exit of David Dein, whose departure was viewed by many as the start of that club’s decline. Yet Ferguson does not view the situation in the same way. “There is a good stability here. That must help,” he said. “The foundations David has laid down from his side of it are easy to carry on from. There is a template there for us to follow. The job is to support the manager and the staff to maintain the success they have. I don’t think that should change that much.” Woodward has been attending Premier League meetings on United’s behalf in an attempt to get his head round the intricate world of football politics. And Ferguson believes the manner of the 40-year-old’s promotion is another sign that the Glazer family remain wedded to the in-house philosophy that has proved so successful down the years. “I have always worked well with David and he is going to be a loss,” said Ferguson. “But United are great at promoting from within and we have done it again with Ed Woodward stepping up. Remember, David came as the finance director and ended up as chief executive. “From the football side, Mike Phelan came as reserve coach and ended up as my assistant. Rene Meulensteen came as a development coach and is now my first-team coach. Brian McClair came as a youth coach and is now director of the academy. We see quality and potential in a lot of our staff. That happens throughout the club. There shouldn’t be a big problem.” Press Association Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United’s loss will be UEFA’s gain following David Gill’s decision to stand down as chief executive.center_img Gill will leave his post after 16 years in the summer, although he will retain a position on the United board. The move has been prompted by a desire to seek a place on the influential UEFA executive committee, with concerns being raised about Gill’s ability to combine that role with his status as the administrative leader of one of the world’s biggest clubs. “He spoke to me about it some weeks ago,” said Ferguson. “I was surprised because he is still a young man. But I can understand exactly where he is coming from. Sixteen years at United in that particular position is not easy. He will do fantastic with UEFA and he will contribute greatly to the game in general.” last_img read more

Plumtree joins Irish coaching team

first_img Plumtree has been head coach at Super 15 outfit the Natal Sharks since 2008, overseeing triumphant Currie Cup seasons in 2008 and 2010. The 48-year-old Kiwi also has experience of the Welsh League with Swansea and guided the Wellington Lions to play-off finals in 2003, 2004 and 2006 in New Zealand’s NPC. Press Association Ireland have appointed John Plumtree as their new forwards coach, the Irish Rugby Football Union has announced.center_img “I’m really looking forward to becoming part of the Irish coaching set-up,” said Plumtree, who was named South African coach of the year in 2012. “Having watched a number of recent Test matches there are some really positive challenges in front of us. “I’m conscious of the responsibility we have and will be working hard to play my part in driving the team forward.” Plumtree will arrive in Dublin in early September and will work beneath new Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt, who replaced Declan Kidney in the wake of the RBS 6 Nations. “It’s great to have John joining us as part of the Irish coaching team,” Schmidt said. “His proven success and broad experience across a number of competitions along with his ability to provide quality direction will add real value to the team.” last_img read more

Eddie Howe waits to see if keeper Artur Boruc can return against Spurs

first_imgBournemouth manager Eddie Howe is still waiting to assess the full extent of goalkeeper Artur Boruc’s thigh injury ahead of the visit of Tottenham. Press Association The Pole missed last week’s defeat at Manchester City as Adam Federici stepped in but Howe was optimistic after initial scans at the weekend. Midfielders Andrew Surman (calf) and Marc Pugh (rib) are fit while forward Lee Tomlin has recovered from illness. center_img Provisional squad: Boruc, Federici, Francis, Cook, Gosling, Surman, Pugh, Rantie, Daniels, Smith, MacDonald, King, Kermorgant, Stanislas, Atsu, Allsop, Tomlin, Distin, Ritchie, O’Kane, Bennett, Murray. last_img read more

Goa league fiasco: AIFF & GFA not on the same page over investigation

first_imgKOLKATA: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Goa Football Association (GFA) are not on the same page regarding six matches in the Goa Professional League identified for ‘suspicious betting patterns indicative of match manipulation’, which as per a former FIFA official should be addressed on priority.London-based Sportsradar — a company that monitors betting odds, movements and patterns worldwide and has FIFA as one of its clients — has cast their suspicion on six matches played between October 16, 2019 and November 19, 2019 in the Goa Pro League last season. Sportsradar identified these suspicious activities through the Fraud Detection System and sent it to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), which in turn informed the All India Football Federation (AIFF) integrity officer Siraj in March. GFA secretary Jovito Lopes said his organisation had conducted an investigation and also caught hold of one person — Gabriel Fernandes — who was giving ball-by-ball commentary of Goa League matches but said match-fixing could not be proved due to a lack of evidence. GFA had sent a letter to Siraj on March 9 stating that the suspected person was caught red-handed while he was giving the commentary during an I-League match at Margao on March 8 between Churchill Brothers and Gokulam Kerala FC. The suspected person was having an I-League media accreditation card which said he was a reporter of Genius Group, which is allegedly linked to Bet 365. “There is no conclusive evidence. These are separate issues,” Siraj told IANS on Tuesday when asked about GFA’s report on March 9 regarding the Goa Pro League matches’ investigation. “GFA sent a two-line letter regarding the Goa Pro League matter on March 6. They said ‘we are looking into this matter’. It was like an acknowledgement. “See if this guy is a player, he can attend matches. The report is not conclusive enough. You need evidence to prove anything. So see we are still awaiting the investigation report on the matter and then we will take it forward. This is not to be confused with the March 9 letter from GFA,” said Siraj, a former CBI officer. When contacted, GFA secretary Lopes said not only did they send a letter on March 9, there was another note sent on Tuesday morning furnishing more details. “We have explained everything in the letter. The same person who was present in the I-League match on March 8 was also doing the same ball-by-ball commentary of Goa League matches. So there is a connection there,” Lopes told IANS. “We started investigation the moment we got the letter on March 5. We cannot say that he is involved but then the same person is doing the same thing in I-League and Goa Pro League matches. “We are still to hear anything from AIFF after the March 9 letter. We sent him a note today morning also apprising of further developments.” Shaji Prabhakaran, President at Football Delhi, was actively involved during the time AIFF appointed an integrity officer in 2014. Shaji is a former FIFA South Central Asia Development Officer. “In India you don’t get to know many things. But globally you get to know that Indian leagues are also in demand for betting markets,” he told IANS. “Indian leagues are also in demand and demand is growing. So when demand is growing, there will be people who will try to manipulate by getting into your system. “That was the whole reason for (having) an (AIFF) integrity officer. I played a key role in initiating everything when I was with FIFA. Even we have done FIFA interpol CBI seminars in India. “I took that initiative and that’s how it was done. It was a very good step. Now states will have to be also proactive and clubs also. AIFF alone cannot manage this. Everything needs to be on their toes. This GFA thing is not surprising for me because the suspicion was there. Right now these are all suspicions and it is not proven. Now is the right time for Indian football to be more proactive and put a system in place. “These things can impact football commercially at a time when sport is in critical juncture. “We have to protect the game in every way. That’s why as a local association we have partnered with Sportsradar,” Shaji said. “We also did a workshop last month. You have to always presume that something will happen. This is a very serious issue which has come to the notice of AIFF involving Goan football and this should be dealt with utmost intensity. If local leagues are suspicious, they can penetrate to any competition,” he added. IANSAlso Watch: #NewsMakers: Bharat Bhushan Dev Choudhury, Sec. General Administration, Gov. of Assam, Dispurlast_img read more

‘There is nothing you can do about it’

first_imgView Gallery (2 Photos)http://http://vimeo.com/11370119http://http://vimeo.com/11369166Joey Labuz wins the game for The Badger HeraldVILAS PARK — The situation was perfect. It was a familiar scenario; one that sets men up to become legends. And with 2009’s hero watching from the dugout, it was Editorial Board Chairman Joe Labuz who ensured The Badger Herald would come off the diamond victorious for the second year in a row.Down 10-9 with two runners on and two outs, Labuz crushed a long home run over the heads of a deep Daily Cardinal outfield that was already backed up to the city limits of Middleton. The blast gave the Gentle Clowns of the Badger Herald a 12-10 walk-off win in the annual softball game, a year after former sports editor Ben Voelkel provided a theatrical ending to the 2009 game.“There is nothing you can do about it,” Labuz said repeatedly, as he rounded the bases — each utterance of the phrase sapping the already-low self-esteem of the Dirty Bird infielders.But as in any storybook ending, the result would not have been possible without some drama.Up 9-3 in the top of the seventh inning, the Herald looked to be comfortably in control despite muddy, wet conditions due to the kind of weather that scares off those pansies in Major League Baseball. Needing only three outs to avenge an October loss in the flag football game, BH pitcher Michael Bleach and his defense ran into some trouble.“Yeah, we wanted to give the Dirty Bird a chance to save face,” Bleach said. “You might say I was just clowning around out there.”With a defense consisting of late-season call-ups, the Dirty Bird started chipping away at the deficit, eventually going ahead on a home run over the heads of an over-confident Herald outfield. Defensive substitutions helped Bleach — who had a part in all three putouts in the inning — get the Gentle Clowns off the field down just one run.“You can’t have a walk-off win unless you’re losing, that’s totes obvi,” Bleach said. “The plan was to let the Cardinal have some fun before letting Joey just shatter their souls with one swing of the bat.”That game plan, referred to by ArtsEtc. content editor Tony Lewis as “The worst idea I’ve ever heard,” turned out to be just crazy enough to work.In the bottom of the seventh, Publisher Nick Penzenstadler and sports writer Cassie Paulsen reached base, and both advanced into scoring position by the time Labuz — who already had a home run in the game — came up to the plate.Dirty Bird manager Nico Savidge already knew the game was over as soon as Labuz entered the batter’s box.“I considered stacking the outfield, but what’s the point?” Savidge said.Asked to elaborate on the term “stacking the outfield,” Savidge admitted he planned on sending the entire Cardinal staff into the field, but realized he didn’t want to add a 300-foot walk to what he knew was already going to be an embarrassing, shameful end to the game for the Dirty Bird.Aside from the carefully planned seven runs the BH allowed in the top of the seventh inning, it was a game dominated by the Herald from the first drink of beer.BH designated drinker Adam Holt won a controversial chug-off against future DC editor in chief Emma Roller that required an overtime period. Roller was visibly nervous during the bout, trembling with obvious premonitions of the softball beat-down that would follow.“I had a bad feeling about the whole thing,” Roller said. “I’m going to have nightmares of that plastic cup hitting the ground for the rest of my life.”Observers from both teams called Holt’s chugging everything from “magnificent,” to “terrifying and unnatural.” BH Sports editor and manager Jordan Schelling agreed Holt’s drinking made up for the two times he struck out looking during the game, adding he thought keeping Holt from swinging might work in the Gentle Clowns’ favor. He finished 1-3 with an RBI single and a walk in the game.The Herald managed to score in the first inning after a scoreless top half, but found itself down 3-1 entering the bottom of the fourth inning. Big hits off the bats of Labuz and Editorial Page editor Sean Kittridge — blasts most easily likened to those caused by Sidewinder missiles — helped produce a six-run inning for the Gentle Clowns.Labuz and Kittridge, who declined to create a catchy moniker like “The Bash Brothers,” or “Duran, Duran,” would strike again in the fifth inning to give the Herald a 9-3 cushion. As Kittridge put it, “the bats were pretty bangin’ today, huh?”Frustration was clearly mounting for the Cardinal, as BH News editor Alex Brousseau was beaned in the inning, one of three Gentle Clowns to be hit by a pitch in the game. There was a tense moment when Associate Photo Editor Bobby Breitenbach, replete in short-shorts, flung his bat into the air after being hit.But instead of rushing the mound, the Herald retaliated the only way it knew how: Hitting the cover off the ball and drinking Genny like it’s going out of style.In the end, there was truly nothing the Cardinal could do about it.“The bottom line is, the Dirty Birds’ bats were small and inadequate tonight,” BH editor in chief Jason Smathers said. “Small and inadequate is all too often the theme with the Cardinal.”last_img read more

USG and the Unruh Institute of Politics rolls out new voter platform

first_imgVoteSC and USG will be using TurboVote, an app that helps to register voters to decrease voting barriers and increase access to voting. (Adriana Sanchez | Daily Trojan)USC is facing UCLA once again. This time, they’re competing to see who can register the most voters before the midterm elections this November.The last time Bruins faced Trojans in voter registration, USC’s rivals won the friendly competition after registering over 10,000 voters compared to USC’s mere 411.The second annual competition began Tuesday to encourage students at both universities to vote in the upcoming elections. VoteSC, a coalition of students focused on voter education, registration and civic engagement and the Unruh Institute of Politics are co-sponsoring the competition to increase the number of students registered in California by Oct. 22, the registration deadline.VoteSC co-chair Eleonora Viotto, who is helping plan the voter registration drive and competition, said USC has lower percentages of registered voters than other campuses its size, with an approximate 15 percent voting rate for all students in the last election and 8 percent for undergraduates. “No matter what political perspective you may have, if our generation had turned up to vote in 2016, it would have been a very different election,” Viotto said. VoteSC and the Undergraduate Student Government will be using TurboVote to help students engage in the voting process. According to USG Director of External Affairs Alec Vandenberg, the program will help all eligible student voters register to vote and head to the polls in November. After students enter their information and voter registration status, the platform can help them register to vote but also apply for an absentee ballot or receive election reminders online, making voting easier for all students on campus. “There’s a lot of voting barriers,” Vandenberg said. “We know there was a lot of lack of accessibility, so we just wanted to make sure the process was simple and easy so everyone can just make sure they can do their civic duty.”Vandenberg said the organizations will host “Midterm Monday” each week with a table on Trousdale to inform students of the competition and answer any questions they may have about the voting process in person.On Sept. 25, National Voter Registration Day, VoteSC will hold its largest voter registration events by Tommy Trojan. Viotto said the coalition also hopes to include some incentives this day like an  In-N-Out Burger truck to encourage students to vote with a celebration focused on voter engagement.Jamie Kennerk, a senior at UCLA, assisted with the 2016 voter registration competition. She said she hopes this year’s edition helps educate students on important information and deadlines. “I hope it manages to actually give students another reason to want to be involved in voting,” Kennerk said. “There definitely is a solid USC-UCLA campus spirit that goes on, and I think it can help students see that voting is not necessarily this dry, boring thing that you do, but is exciting and important.”Vandenberg added that he thinks the voting competition and various on-campus events will lead more students to want to vote. He said he hopes this voter registration campaign will help more USC students see the importance of civic engagement and community and political involvement.“We always hear the stereotypes of [USC] not being civically aware or engaged, and I think that’s a perception that both [Viotto and I] wanted to change, especially with an election season coming up again,” Vandenberg said. “So we wanted to make it very clear that every single year is crucial for civic engagement and that this can be a sort of point in time in which USC can change its trajectory and have its students more engaged in the community and politics and beyond.”last_img read more

Dan Monteroso thrives at 2 sports at Western Liberty after transfer from Purdue

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 1, 2017 at 12:42 am Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 In the West Liberty men’s basketball season opener Nov. 11, starting guard Dan Monteroso scored 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting. The next day, he ran pass routes and punted for WLU’s football team, hauling in eight passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns. That night, Monteroso stared again on the hardwood and scored 16 points.Three games, two days, two sports.“It was a tough weekend,” Monteroso said, “But I’m happy I did it. It’s something I can say, tell my kids when I’m older.”Monteroso used to be a wide receiver and special teams player at Purdue. But after getting limited playing time — he caught only three passes across his three seasons there and hardly played on special teams — he transferred. Last spring, Monteroso completed 21 credits to graduate from Purdue in three years and take his eligibility elsewhere.Monteroso grew up in Saint Clairsville, Ohio, a short drive from Wheeling, West Virginia, the home of West Liberty University.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoth of Monteroso’s parents work at West Liberty. His father, Jeff Monteroso, is the defensive coordinator for the football team, and his mother, Cathy Monteroso, teaches in WLU’s College of Education.Throughout his youth and into high school, Monteroso attended basketball camps and played high school games hosted by West Liberty. After receiving only one scholarship offer coming out of high school, Monteroso left the sport for football. After leaving Purdue, Monteroso hoped to revitalize his basketball career, but he couldn’t garner any interest because he hadn’t played organized basketball in three years.The only coach who wanted him was the head coach at West Liberty, Jim Crutchfield, who had seen Monteroso develop. West Liberty gave him a familiar setting to turn back the clock and be a basketball player again.“(When he went to Purdue) I kind of thought he’s got some basketball ability,” Crutchfield said. “I thought it’d be a shame if he never played basketball again.”Jeff Monteroso said last summer was solely filled with basketball workouts for Monteroso. The plan, Jeff said, was for Monteroso to play only basketball at West Liberty. About a week before football preseason-camp began, he changed his tune.Courtesy of West Liberty AthleticsWhen the two sat with WLU head football coach, Roger Waialae, the coach jumped at the opportunity to add a player with the experience and ability of Monteroso. He put up big numbers, catching 14 touchdowns, and used his experience to take less-experienced players under his wing.“He was helping some of the younger kids,” Jeff Monteroso said. “They would listen to him. He would give them advice.”West Liberty’s basketball team is glad to have him, too. The Hilltoppers are 19-1 and Monteroso averages a team-high 18.3 points per game. West Liberty ranks No. 3 in NCAA Division II.Based upon NCAA eligibility rules, Monteroso’s football career concluded this fall. His time as a basketball player will continue for one more season beyond this one.Monteroso has pursued his master’s degree with a focus on coaching education — he’s always wanted to be a college football coach — while playing two sports near his hometown.“It was nice to kind of come back home,” Monteroso said. “It kind of was just a perfect fit.” Commentslast_img read more