Baker beats butchers to World Scotch Pie Champ title

first_imgA baker has beaten butchers to the title of World Scotch Pie Champion, as the postponed results of the contest were announced yesterday.Maurice Irvine, fourth-generation baker of Irvine’s of Beith in Ayrshire, triumphed in the Scotch pie category, which included entries from eight past champions. Gold 1st runner-up went to butchers Scott Brothers of Dundee, while gold 2nd runner-up went to butchers JB Houston of Dumfries.The contest saw a total of 80 entries this year – from 50 butchers and 30 bakers, with only two from English-based businesses.Irvine had been striving for the title for 11 years, and had come second, third and fourth in previous years.“January is a slack time for bakers and this is a massive boost. I’ve won awards before for a number of products, but this is the big one,” he commented.“I’m told that I’ll put 30% on my turnover from winning this title and I’ll be working hard to make sure that we do.”Browning’s the Bakers took first place in the bridie category; MacDonald Bros won the sausage roll category; Little Bakery was triumphant in the vegetarian savouries category with its mixed vegetable pie; and Paul’s Quality Butcher was awarded the accolade for the best fish pie, for its trout, prawn and boiled egg pie variant.T&R Skinner came top in the hot savouries category with its suet pudding; Thomas Auld & Sons was judged as having the best cold savoury, with its chicken, bacon, cranberry and chestnut pie; while Stuart’s of Buckhaven won the best steak pie category.>>Scotch Pie Champion results postponedlast_img read more

British Pie Week: Top 10 pies in pictures

first_imgBritish Pie Week (2 to 8 March) ran this week and to celebrate the Pierateers put together a list of the top 10 British pies. The list has been compiled following a rigorous tasting session that focuses on the ‘seven Cs’.A judge from specialist pie website Pierate.co.uk said the secret to a great pie means: golden colour; great consistency; a strong capacity; not too chewy; good value (cheapness); high quality content; and perfect condition.Tell us how British Pie Week went at [email protected] and in the mean time, scroll over the top 10, in order, below.last_img

The top 3 money laundering concerns of 2015

first_img 121SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The fight against money laundering and terrorist financing in the U.S. is an ongoing and evolving battle. That’s why every year FinCEN produces a new National Money Laundering Risk Assessment from the Department of the Treasury. In an analysis of more than 5,000 law enforcement cases and financial reports from both the private and government sectors, the 2015 Risk Assessment exposes trouble spots and emerging trends all financial institutions should analyze.The global dominance of the U.S. dollar generates trillions of dollars of daily transaction volume through U.S. financial institutions, creating significant exposure to potential money laundering activity. Although the U.S. has implemented a robust set of anti-money laundering rules designed to hinder criminals, criminals are resourceful. They continue to look for new vulnerabilities and methods to mask their identities and systems.Once illicit proceeds are placed into the financial system, the continued use of financial institutions to move those funds both domestically and internationally can further obscure their criminal origins and facilitate their integration into the system. Therefore, establishing and maintaining an effective customer identification program is a key control.Financial institutions are put in a vulnerable position when individuals and entities attempt to disguise the nature, purpose, or ownership of their accounts. This can occur through several avenues, but we’ll address the top three… continue reading »last_img read more

Queensland’s hottest home has a 10-car garage

first_img33-41 Logyard Court, Cedar Vale, is open for inspection this weekend.If you love tinkering with cars or just like collecting them, the latest hottest home in Queensland may have your name written all over it given it can accommodate 10 cars.The property at 33-41 Logyard Court, Cedar Vale, was the most viewed listing on realestate.com.au in Queensland in the past week, latest results show.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:52Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Contained within the Logan City Council boundary, Cedar Vale is considered a high demand market with 459 visits per property, according to realestat.com.au.MORE: QLD leads Top 100 list for investorsFirst time loans surge to 7-year highState offers bang for buckThe 10 car accommodation is on a 0.45 hectare block.Most of response has been from people after lifestyle properties not just houses. It’s people after the space,” he said.The 10-car accommodation facilities were definitely a drawcard, according to Mr Scott. with most families looking in the area.Among its features was a large space area internally that could become the teenagers’ retreat, a media room or even guest quarters.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe home has an open layout.“The best thing is the master suite with ensuite and walk-in robe is at the front with all the kids’ bedrooms down the back,” was how he described the property.“Other outstanding features include town water, water tanks, dog enclosure or chicken coop area, kids play ground and a surprise that has to been seen and experienced,” was how it was listed.Loads of space for the family.“Multiple massive oversized shed for the toys or home business with power, room for storage/workshop and a section with a mezzanine floor. In fact there is enough space for over 10 car accommodation.”FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:27Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:27 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Palliative care doctor warns of euthanasia ‘ripple effect’

first_imgOneNews 3 June 2015A leading palliative care doctor says a possible decision by a judge to allow euthanasia would have a ripple effect and would break her heart.The family of Wellington lawyer Lecretia Seales, who’s battling brain cancer and is paralysed, is waiting for a judge to rule on her last wish – for her doctor to be granted the right to take her life, if she chooses.The chair of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine, Dr Amanda Landers, told Seven Sharp euthanasia presents too many grey areas.“How can we make sure that people aren’t being coerced – the most vulnerable sector of our society?”Dr Landers says euthanasia is not something palliative care professionals are trained to do.“It’s not in our medical curriculum,” she said.“I believe it will change the patient doctor relationship forever.”http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/palliative-care-doctor-warns-euthanasia-ripple-effect-6328826last_img read more

Coe and IAAF behaviour ‘inhumane’: Gatlin’s agent

first_imgJustin Gatlin.– ‘The legend is OK with it’ –Nehemiah, who won the 1984 Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers, said Coe and the IAAF should be more gracious and accept their rules allowed athletes like Gatlin to get a chance at redeeming themselves.“Lord Coe’s a part of the IAAF who set the rules, who set out the punishments, and when you serve the punishment you are supposed to be reinstated, which these athletes who have offended and abused some of these rules have, and if you don’t want them in you should change the rules,” said Nehemiah.“You don’t allow them in and then still condemn them,” said the 58-year-old.Coe has always been a hardliner on doping, believing second time offenders like Gatlin should have life bans — however that view has fallen foul of the legal system when athletes have gone to court to challenge such punishments.Gatlin — who reacted to the crowd’s booing of his victory by placing a finger to his mouth — served a four-year ban from 2006-10, reduced from eight years and also served a prior ban whilst a student, although that was also reduced as it was ascertained that he had taken medication for his Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).Nehemiah, who missed out on his chance of an Olympics due to the US boycott of the 1980 Games in Moscow over the invasion of Afghanistan, said if Bolt could accept graciously that Gatlin was justified in being there, then it should be good enough for anybody.“If it’s good for Bolt it should be good enough for everyone else,” said Nehemiah, who observed that when Gatlin competed and won bronze at the 2012 Olympics in London he was not booed.“If the king, the legend is OK with it we should all be OK with it.”Share on: WhatsApp Athletics chief Sebastian Coe.London, United Kingdom | AFP | Athletics chief Sebastian Coe and the IAAF’s treatment of controversial 100 metres world champion Justin Gatlin is ‘inhumane’ and ‘unsportsmanlike’, the athlete’s agent told the BBC in a blistering attack.British athletics legend Coe — a two-time 1500m Olympic champion — had told the BBC on Sunday two-time drugs cheat Gatlin’s victory in the sport’s most high profile event in London, which was watched by over eight million viewers in Britain, was not the ‘perfect script’.Gatlin, 35, had been loudly booed throughout the 100m rounds and the verbal abuse was ratcheted up a few notches when he won the final, denying Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt a 12th world title in his last individual final. The 60,000 plus spectators jeered Gatlin whilst chanting bronze medal winner Bolt’s name as if he were the champion.Coe — who had said prior to being elected president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) he felt ‘queasy’ about dopers returning and winning titles — remarked he wasn’t very excited about the prospect of placing the gold medal around Gatlin’s neck.“I’m not eulogistic that someone who has served two bans has walked off with one of our glittering prizes,” said the 60-year-old.However, Gatlin’s agent Renaldo Nehemiah, a former 110m hurdles world record holder, was scathing about Coe’s remarks.“I take offence to, with all respect, Lord Coe,” he told the BBC.“I don’t condone doping but Justin Gatlin is not the poster child for it.“He’s done his time, he plays by the rules, the IAAF reinstated him. They said if you come back we should accept that.“So to put a narrative out that it’s just Justin Gatlin and he’s the bad guy, it’s really not fair.“It’s inhumane. It’s unsportsmanlike.”last_img read more

Dutch Arsenal connection gunning for World Cup glory

first_imgVivianne Miedema, number 9, and Dominique Bloodworth, number 20, form part of a core of Arsenal players in the Netherland’s teamParis, France | AFP |  The Netherlands stand one step away from their first ever women’s World Cup final thanks to a core of players aiming to conquer the world after taking Arsenal back to the top in England.Vivianne Miedema’s thumping headed opener in their 2-0 quarter-final win over Italy on Saturday helped give her side a last four clash with Sweden on Wednesday. It was her third in France after scoring an astonishing 31 goals in 28 games for the Gunners as they won their first Women’s Super League in seven years.Lining up behind her, for both club and country for the past two years, have been attacking midfielder Danielle van de Donk, centre-back Dominique Bloodworth and goalkeeper Sari Van Veenendaal, and Miedema recognised the impact having same players form the spine of both teams.“Obviously it’s really easy, we’ve been playing together for two years, we play as goalie, centre back, number 10 and me and it’s the same at Arsenal so you get to know each other a lot better,” Miedema said after beating the Italians.“I just need to look at Dominique Bloodworth and I know where’s she’s going to play the ball. It’s the same with DVD (Van de Donk), we just have that connection. It helps me a lot and it helps our team a lot, and I’m happy that we’ve got that.”Saturday’s strike also increased 22-year-old Miedema’s total as her country’s top scorer to 61 in 80 matches for an international side considered relative minnows until very recently but who in the last three years have surged to the highest reaches of the women’s game.Since taking charge, initially as interim coach, in 2016, Sarina Weigman has led the Dutch to just their second ever World Cup two years after winning every match, and plaudits for the way they played, in the European Championships.“I didn’t expect to be in the semi-finals of this World Cup,” sais Miedema, whose team have shown they know how to battle.– ‘I know exactly what they’re doing’ –The Dutch have struggled to express themselves in France but have won two matches in the dying seconds, including their 2-1 last 16 win over Japan, and have scored the majority of their goals in the final 20 minutes. “We’ve been complaining a lot that we’ve not played the best football but in the end we’re in the semis, we’ve done amazing and we can be really proud,” Miedema added.Jill Roord has just joined Arsenal, a move which would have further strengthened the Gunners’ Dutch link had Bloodworth and Van Veenendaal not left pre-tournament.However, both departing players agree with Miedema that the connection between the four Dutch dynamos is hugely important to their success.“I think it’s very important. I realised on the pitch that Daniela and Viv are in front of me and I know exactly what they’re doing,” said Bloodworth.“I think we are all in the core of the team so I think it’s important that we’re so fluent in working together.”The 27-year-old Van de Donk has been crucial for Arsenal, scoring 13 times for the London club in their charge to the title last season and also winning the 2016 FA Women’s Cup.She scored in the 3-0 Dutch hammering of potential final opponents England in the semi-finals of the Euros —  her only goal of that tournament — and has proved to be a player for the big occasion.Van Veenendaal said the Arsenal quartet “feel each other” when they’re out on the pitch.“We’re all playing through the middle of the game and we know what we’re doing and we know from each other what we’re doing,” she said. “I think that will definitely help.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Body of two-year-old found during search for missing child

first_imgAuthorities in Montana are reporting that they may have found the body of a 2-year-old boy who was reported missing after his parents were found dead of an apparent murder-suicide on Wednesday.The body of a child believed to be Aiden Salcido was located Sunday in a remote area of Montana where his parents Daniel Salcido and Hannah Janiak were found days earlier.“Positive identification has not been made, however the decedent was located in the same area that Hannah Janiak and Daniel Salcido were seen by several witnesses days earlier,” the news release said.According to police, the couple had been convicted on burglary charges in 2018 and Janiak was expected to start serving her sentence on June 11th but when she did not show up, authorities issued felony warrants for the couple’s arrest.Officials reported that with the help of witness reports, they were able to locate the couple who was homeless and would camp along a greenway in Medford. Authorities conducted a trafficstop, however, the couple fled the scene.  Authorities perused the couple but when they finally caught up with them, the couple was dead in an apparent murder-suicide.Investigators than began searching for the couple’s two-year-old son who was pictured with the couple when they made a purchase at Walmart for two camping gear items on June 2nd.Authorities also found a Walmart receipt for the day of the couple’s death. Surveillance showed that the two-year-old was not with the couple at that time.An autopsy has been scheduled to identify the child’s body and time of death.last_img read more