Gordon Brown to deliver Romanes lecture

first_imgNumber 10 has confirmed that Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be giving the auspicious Romanes lecture in Oxford on Friday.The lecture is delivered annually by a figure of high public note and has been running since 1892.More detail soon.last_img

Car Wash & Bake Sale – Sat 9:00a-12:00p at the Ocean City Intermediate…

first_imgThe Ocean City Intermediate School is hosting a Car Wash & Bake Sale to benefit the Music Department on Saturday September 24, 2016 from 9:00am-12:00pm.Please come out and support our kids and the arts!last_img

In Short

first_imgSeaweed cuts fatResearchers at Newcastle University have found that seaweed added to bread, biscuits and yoghurt can reduce the amount of fat absorbed by the body by up to 75%. Natural fibre alginate, found in sea kelp and already used in small quantities in food as a thickener, means the products are more effective than weight-loss products sold over the counter.A woman of worthThe director of a Leicester-based cake-making company has been named East Midlands Businesswoman of the Year. Debbie Bass who runs Sugar and Ice beat 80 other entries to scoop the prize in the Women of Worth competition.LASER fundraiserLASER is holding a fundraising dinner for the Bakers’ Benevolent Society at the Bel Canto Restaurant in London, on Saturday 24 April. It costs £40 per person, with wine and coffee optional. If you would like to attend, please send a cheque made out to LASER to Laurent Valbret, 72 Harpes Road, Oxford, OX2 7QL or email [email protected] your shelf-lifeA free publication to help food businesses of all sizes set the shelf-life of ready-to-eat foods has been published by the British Retail Consortium and the Chilled Food Association. The Shelf-life Guidance also helps firms meet European Union microbiology rules. To download the guidance go to www.brc.org.uk/shelflifeguideNew Village BakeryNew independent shop The Village Bakery has opened in Warsash, near Southampton, selling bread, cakes, homemade pies and pasties, and sandwiches. Owners Jim and Alison Orr also plan to sell a range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free products.last_img read more

Rutland Free Library gets $463,000 to fix roof

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Congressman Peter Welch (D) report that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Friday made it official that the Rutland Free Library will receive $663,000 in federal support for repair of the library’s roof. The funding — a $200,000 grant and $463,000 loan — comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Facilities Program as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, enacted last year to promote economic recovery from the recession that began in 2008. The funds will also address the drainage issues of the building, as well as de-humidifying the basement.The award for the Rutland Library rehabilitation project was the second largest nationwide of the investments awarded by USDA on Friday. Collectively, 129 projects in 30 states were funded to build and enhance libraries in rural communities across the nation.USDA Rural Development’s Community Facilities program helps finance essential community facilities for public use in rural areas. Through this program, USDA ensures that such facilities are available to all rural residents. These funds are available to public bodies, nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Indian tribes. More information about USDA Rural Development can be found at www.rurdev.usda.gov(link is external).Source: Congressional delegation. 9.24.2010 # # # # #last_img read more

Football: Boro smash club transfer record for Assombalonga

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Middlesbrough have broken their transfer record to sign striker Britt Assombalonga from second-tier Championship rivals Nottingham Forest for a fee in the region of £14 million (15.8 million euros, $18.2 million).Boro, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, are believed to have met a buyout clause in the 24-year-old’s contract.Assombalonga scored 14 goals in 33 games for a struggling Forest side last term and had also attracted the interest of Burnley, but Boro have got their man after outbidding the Premier League club.The fee surpasses the £12.7 million paid by the north-east club to Dutch side Heerenveen for Brazilian striker Afonso Alves in January 2008. “I can’t wait to get started and train with the boys,” Assombalonga told Middlesbrough’s club website.“There’s a good feeling around the place. From the minute I walked in it felt right.”The former Peterborough striker becomes Garry Monk’s fifth close-season signing since he took charge at the Riverside Stadium, following the arrivals of Martin Braithwaite, Jonny Howson, Cyrus Christie and Connor Roberts.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Registration Now Open for Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Summer Programs

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of OlympiaRegistration for all summer Parks, Arts & Recreation camps, classes and other programs is now open. We strongly encourages participants to register early, camps and classes can fill up quickly.The latest edition of our program guide, “Experience It!” has been mailed to past participants who have registered for a program within the last two years and those who have requested to be on our mailing list. The program guide is also available online at olympiawa.gov/experienceit or can be picked up at The Olympia Center, local libraries, recreation retail outlets, coffee shops and many other locations throughout the city. To register, join our mailing list or for more information, please call 360.753.8380 or check our website at olympiawa.gov/experienceitlast_img read more

Female Burglar Charged in Three Two River Towns

first_imgA HIGHLANDS WOMAN was arrested last week and charged in three area towns for a string of vehicle break-ins and theft in those communities.Kimberly A. Campo, 27, Bay Avenue, Highlands, faces charges in Rumson, Little Silver and Shrewsbury for the burglaries and theft of items she allegedly discovered in the vehicles, according to representatives of the three police departments.Shrewsbury Police charged Campo with nine counts of burglary to automobiles, theft and credit card theft, according to Det. Sgt. Robert Turner. The Municipal Court judge set her bail at $15,000.Campo allegedly took items, mostly personal electronics such as GPS systems, iPods and the like, totaling approximately $826, Turner said.Rumson Police Chief Richard Tobias said Campo was charged with multiple offenses arising from a vehicle burglary occurring on in the early morning of March 15. Among the charges Campo faces here is burglary, three counts of forgery and two counts of credit card theft, with her bail set at an additional $12,500, Tobias said.In Little Silver, she was arrested and charged with five counts of burglary and three counts of theft from vehicle burglaries reported on Sunnycrest Court and Silverwhite Road area, according to Chief Daniel Shaffery. Her bail here was set at $15,000.Campo’s arrest occurred following a joint investigation among the three departments, department members said.Rumson police transported Campo to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, in lieu of bail, where she remains as of Tuesday.last_img read more