Unwrapped bread weights guidance published

first_imgThe Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has published guidance for businesses to accompany The Weights and Measures (Specified Quantities) (Unwrapped Bread and Intoxicating Liquor) Order 2011.The amendment to the current law would see all restrictions on the quantities that may be used for the sale of unwrapped bread lifted, provided that any new quantities are indicated on a ticket or notice. It aims to introduce greater flexibility for bakers, enabling them to offer new sizes and respond to consumer demand.The current regulations only allow the sale of unwrapped loaves weighing more than 300g to be made up in quantities of 400g or multiples of it.Subject to parliamentary approval, the order would come into force on 1 October 2011. For more information and to view the guidance document click here.>>Craft bakers welcome unwrapped bread rulinglast_img read more

US Hospital Ship Arrives In Panama On Humanitarian Mission For Latin America

first_imgBy Dialogo May 26, 2009 it is good to visit areas where people do not get any medical services. thanks to all doctors team who regularly visit them and respect their profession in true manner with true services to all. The US Navy Hospital Ship “Comfort” will dock next Monday, for the purpose of conducting a humanitarian assistance mission throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Colombia. Representatives from the Panamanian Ministry of Health (Minsa) and from the U.S. Embassy in this country indicated today during the press conference that the ship will be anchored in the Port of Cristóbal in the city of Colón, in the Panamanian Caribbean. The primary objective of this visit, which was conducted for the first time in 2007, is to provide free medical assistance and to improve some of the health infrastructure of this Central American country. The “Comfort” will have a crew comprised of 925 members from France, Canada, Holland, Spain and the United States; 121 of the crew members are physicians, each one of them being able to examine up to 60 patients each, as explained by the Southern Command’s Surgeon General and Ship’s Captain, Miguel Cubano. The ship, which will be in Panama for 7 days, is 275 meters long, has 12 hospital wards and the space capacity for up to 1000 hospital beds. According to Cubano, all types of general surgery, pediatric and orthopedic operations will be performed on the ship, except for neurosurgical interventions and vascular surgery. Last April 1st, the ship “Comfort” set sail from Norfolk, Virginia (Unites States), and it visited Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Antigua and Barbuda, and afterwards it went from Panama towards Colombia, El Salvador and Nicaragua. The Clinical Supplies Director for the Panamanian Ministry of Health, Mario Rodríguez, stated that the ship did not come to Panama due to the increase in the number of cases of Influenza Type A. “The arrival of the ship is a coincidence, an activity that we had been coordinating for several months before the epidemic occurred. It did not happen because Panama had requested the US help with the influenza epidemic. It just arrived in a moment of humanitarian emergency,” Rodriguez said. In 2007, the American vessel conducted a mission throughout 12 Latin American countries, where more than 169,000 patients were assisted and 1500 operations were performed. A total of 20 million dollars was earmarked in order to cover the expenses of this two year mission, according to information provided by the US Embassy.last_img read more

Creedon criticises referee after Armagh loss

first_img“I know it’s an old saying in the GAA, a referee makes a big difference, but I thought David Coldrick had a howler.”The Tipp manager said the penalty decision was dubious and Robbie Kiely didn’t deserve to be sent off. He said: “He’s [David Coldrick] not fit for inter-county refereeing. Not with that performance anyway. If he’s refereeing in places like Armagh with a partisan crowd, he has to be brave enough and bold enough to make the right calls. “He made an awful lot of dubious ones and I know we’re not supposed to be giving out about referees but we’re putting too much effort into this to be, you know, robbed.”He added: “Tipp were the best team, but we didn’t win.”The full time score was Armagh 2-8 Tipperary 0-13. Tipp will face Limerick next Sunday in the second round of Division 3 in Semple Stadium. The Tipp team dominated the second half even though they were down to fourteen men for most of it after Robbie Kiely was sent off. Peter Creedon spoke to TippFM Sport after the match and he said the referee had a big impact on the game. He said: “I’m angry and I’m angry on behalf of the team really because you know the referee did us out of a match. last_img read more