Heinz revamps desserts

first_imgHeinz Foodservice has relaunched its desserts brand with a new look as well as a refreshed range containing old favourites and some new recipes.The relaunch will begin with the reintroduction of Alveston Kitchens desserts, including fruit-topped cheesecakes, meringue roulades, and chocolate fudge cake.Chris Brough, head of sales at Heinz Foodservice, said: “The return of the desserts brand will enable Heinz to offer caterers great-tasting, quality solutions for every meal part. The brand will retain its identity while benefiting from the support of the Heinz stable. Further details of the relaunch and plans for the brand will be announced in the coming weeks.”Alveston Kitchens desserts are available to order via the Heinz order management team.last_img read more

Photographing Your Ballot Could be Illegal

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Some New York voters were so proud about participating in the democratic process on Election Day two weeks ago that they may have unknowingly broke the law by snapping a photo of their marked ballot and posting it on social media.That’s because showing another person a marked ballot is considered a misdemeanor under New York State law. Experts began bringing attention to the issue due to the high number of so-called “voter selfies” that have been taken in recent elections by enthusiastic voting Americans, and then posted on such social networks as Facebook and Instagram.“This issue has come up with the last few presidential elections,” said Jeff Hermes of New York-based Media Law Resource Center.The Empire State is not alone. A majority of states nationwide have such laws prohibiting photographs of marked ballots.The thinking behind these laws, according to Hermes, is that photos of marked ballots can be used for such illicit behavior as vote buying or voter intimidation. For example, a person looking to push a certain candidate can pay someone to vote, but ask for a picture as proof that they followed through, he said.“The majority of these laws were promulgated before it was a simple matter to discreetly take a photograph of one’s ballot with a cellphone, and then publish that image to the Internet,” Hermes explained in blog post prior to the 2012 presidential election.“It is quite possible,” he added, “that the lack of a temporal or geographic limitation on a ban on disclosure of one’s ballot is the result of nothing more than the failure of lawmakers to realize that it would even be possible to display the image of a ballot, after the ballot has been cast and the election has ended.”In New York, a person could be charged if the voter “shows his ballot after it is prepared for voting, to any person so as to reveal the contents or solicits a voter to show the same…or places any mark upon his ballot, or does any other act in connection with his ballot with the intent that it may be identified as the one voted by him.”Critics of the laws say prohibiting ballot photos is an attack on political speech.The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union is taking the issue a step further by challenging the state’s laws on photography in court. The organization filed a lawsuit Oct. 31 on behalf of three voters in the state, including an elected official, on the grounds that it violates free speech. The law went into effect there on Sept. 1.“What this law ignores is that displaying a photograph of a marked ballot on the Internet is a powerful form of political speech that conveys various constitutionally-protected messages,” the NHCLU said. “This form of speech can convey a sense of pride from an 18-year-old, newly-minted voter who is enthusiastic about voting in her first presidential selection.”last_img read more

The Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik has announced a public tender for the organization of the New Year’s Eve 2018 on Stradun

first_imgThe Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik has announced a public tender for the organization of the New Year’s Eve 2018 on Stradun.The Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik in cooperation with the City of Dubrovnik will provide the following elements as basic preconditions for the organization of the New Year’s Eve 2018 event in Dubrovnik:space for holding the event – in front of Luža, the City Bell Tower, the Church of St. Vlaha – as a central space for performing the program of the eventFinancial amount of a total of 600.000,00 kuna to support the organizers for the organization of the eventCovered stage measuring 10 x 12 m (not including the cost of setting up and removing the stage)Dressing room and rest of the performers (back stage) and press centerFireworksTraditional New Year’s concert of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra – Stradun 01.01.2018. at 12.00Applications and documentation must be submitted within 14 days of publication in the Dubrovnik Gazette, ending on July 29, 07 at the address Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Brsalje 5, 20 000 Dubrovnik.Read the full contest herelast_img read more

Diamond heights

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Szczesny feels benefits of axing

first_img The 6ft 5ins Pole has certainly produced some consistent displays this season, which has seen calls for Wenger to bring in an experienced goalkeeper fade away. Szczesny, 23, believes being taken out of the firing line by the Arsenal manager for the Champions League last 16 second-leg tie away to Bayern Munich in March helped him regain some focus to return to top form heading into 2014. “It is hard to tell (because) I don’t know what it would have been like if I wasn’t dropped, but looking at my own performances now it must have been a good decision from the manager because I feel better, I feel sharper and more confident in myself,” Szczesny said in the January edition of the official Arsenal magazine. “That little break away from the pressure meant that I could focus on my training to come back sharper, and so far it has worked out pretty well. “I think I am very consistent now, I am a little bit more mature and the back four are helping me out as well, so I would say it is the most consistent run of my career – but there is still a lot of room for improvement. “The experience I have had of playing 130-odd games for one of the biggest clubs in the world gives you that maturity and calmness. “It probably makes a big difference in my performances as well. “Maybe it comes with maturity but I do feel more focused during games.” Press Association Wojciech Szczesny feels being dropped last season may have helped him get back on course to cement his place as Arsenal’s number one goalkeeper. The Poland international has kept 11 clean sheets this season for the Gunners, but could not do much as Manchester City romped to a 6-3 win at the Etihad Stadium last weekend. Szczesny will be out to help Arsene Wenger’s side recover what had been the best defensive record in the Barclays Premier League when they host Chelsea on Monday night, in a match which could see Arsenal return to the top of the table. Szczesny joined the Gunners as a raw teenager from Legia Warsaw in 2006 and recovered from breaking both his forearms when weight training to enjoy a breakthrough loan spell out at Brentford before establishing himself at the Emirates Stadium. Wenger believes Szczesny has all the potential to become one of Arsenal’s “historic” goalkeepers. Szczesny admits such faith seems “a bit unreal”, but is determined to show he can fulfil that potential, having this season penned a new contract extension with the north London club. “I am 23, so I don’t want to think about becoming a great, but it is very nice when people say things like that about you,” the Poland goalkeeper said. “Maybe it puts a bit more pressure on me, but it is still enjoyable and I hope I can prove him right.” Following Liverpool’s win over Cardiff and Manchester City’s 4-2 triumph at Fulham on Saturday, Arsenal – who once led the table by five points – are now in third place. Indeed, should Chelsea win on Monday night, then the Gunners will be down to fourth at Christmas, and possibly just a point ahead of Everton, who travel to Swansea on Sunday afternoon. Nevertheless, Wenger continues to have faith in the squad as they face another stern test of their championship ambitions. “Our (recent) results have been disappointing for us, but I don’t think they have affected the morale,” the Arsenal manager said. “We have made good results until now because we have a good solidarity level and a good togetherness in the squad, and I don’t see any sign of that dropping. “The players are even more focused to respond on Monday night. “It can happen in a season when sometimes you have a bit of a weaker period. “How you respond to this kind of problem is what matters, and that is what we want to show on Monday night.” last_img read more

New order allows officials to cut off power and water to properties with large gatherings

first_imgA new order in Los Angeles will soon allow authorities to shut off the power and the water to both homes and businesses who host large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.According to the report, starting Friday If the Los Angeles Police Department responds to or confirms that a large gathering is taking place at a property, they will give notice and then contact the city’s Department of Water and Power to shut off service to the property within the next two days.Mayor Eric Garcetti says they are not worried about the small get togethers but rather the larger “super-spreader events.”” This enforcement is not focused on small ordinary gatherings in people’s homes. These are focused on people determined to break the rules, posing significant public dangers and a threat to all of us,” Garcetti.Los Angeles has seen a rise in house parties with over 100 guest due to the pandemic.The order aims to deter future parties and target repeat offenders.California currently leads the country in the number of coronavirus cases with 530,000. Over 9,800 people have died from the virus in the area.last_img read more